Nicks-Trained 2-Year-old Fillies Dominate Lasix-Free Races; Silver Sashay Captures Bougainvillea Handicap; Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Pool at $13,180

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Trainer Ralph Nicks dominated the two $65,000 Lasix-free races for 2-year-old fillies on Saturday’s Gulfstream program, saddling GoldMark Farm’s Dancie ($7.40) and Bell Racing’s Kandoo ($4.60) for debut victories in the sixth and eighth races, respectively.

Dancie, a daughter of D’wildcat, drew off to a 5¼-length front-runni

Equine group holds student appreciation day

Following the success of past years’ outings, the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners, a division of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, once again sponsored the biennial UF Student Appreciation Day, held Aug. 16 in Ocala for veterinary students with an equine interest.

The event hosted approximately 30 UF College of Veterinary Med

Friends surprise renowned jockey Cruguet at charity event

By Carlos E. Medina
03/09/2014

When Seattle Slew won the Triple Crown in 1977, Jean Cruguet was in the stirrups. On Saturday night, during a charity dinner for retired horses, Cruguet was surprised with a birthday cake featuring Seattle Slew’s likeness. It was Cruguet’s 75th birthday and he was treated to a rendition of “Happy Birthday” by the 100 or so attendees at the Retired Racehorse Training…

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Groupie Doll arrives in Kentucky, to be bred Saturday

By DRF Breeding Staff
02/27/2014

Two-time champion Groupie Doll, who concluded her career earlier this month, has arrived in Kentucky to begin her career as a broodmare. The 6-year-old Bowman’s Band mare, who was purchased for $3.1 million by Mandy Pope at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, is scheduled to be bred to Gainesway sire Tapit on Saturday.

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My Visit to Goldmark Farm

Life has been way too busy for blogging since my last installment seventeen months ago. The Retired Racehorse Training Project has become to me like a growing child. My wife, my kids, and the farm are no less important, but all have sacrificed for this new kid on the block. So has this blog.