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Stronach Stable
Stronach Stables is the North American racing arm of Thoroughbred horse racing owner and breeder, Frank Stronach, who also owns the horse breeding operation Adena Springs. Stronach is also the CEO of the Stronach Group which owns racetracks that include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, Pimlico Race Course
Pimlico Race Course
and Laurel Park The Stronach racing operation has owned and raced notable Thoroughbreds Glorious Song, Touch Gold and Giacomo in partnership with others. Among Stonach wholly owned horses, Ghostzapper won several major races including the 2004 Breeders' Cup Classic, was voted the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year, and named the World's Top Ranked Horse for 2004. In Canada, Frank Stronach/ Stronach Stables has won the Sovereign Award for Outstanding Owner nine times
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North America
North America
North America
is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.[3][4] It is bordered to the north by the Arctic
Arctic
Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, and to the southeast by South America
South America
and the Caribbean
Caribbean
Sea. North America
North America
covers an area of about 24,709,000 square kilometers (9,540,000 square miles), about 16.5% of the earth's land area and about 4.8% of its total surface
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Eclipse Award
The Eclipse Award is an American thoroughbred horse racing award named after the 18th century British racehorse and sire, Eclipse. The Eclipse Awards were created by three independent bodies in 1971 to honor the champions of the sport.[1] Although widely viewed as a national standard, they are not an official national award as Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
racing in the United States
United States
has no sport governing body. Rather, the Eclipse Awards are sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers Association who select all finalists at the end of the year.[2] Those same voters then vote any of the three finalists in each category. Winners are announced in January of the next year. J. B. Faulconer, the first full-time publicity director at Keeneland, is credited with starting the Eclipse Award program
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Kentucky
Kentucky
Kentucky
(/kənˈtʌki/ ( listen) kən-TUK-ee), officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States. Although styled as the "State of Kentucky" in the law creating it,[5] Kentucky
Kentucky
is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth (the others being Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts). Originally a part of Virginia, in 1792 Kentucky
Kentucky
became the 15th state to join the Union. Kentucky
Kentucky
is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 United States. Kentucky
Kentucky
is known as the "Bluegrass State", a nickname based on the bluegrass found in many of its pastures due to the fertile soil
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Eclipse Award For Outstanding Breeder
Eclipse Award for Outstanding Breeder is an American Thoroughbred horse racing honor for breeders. Created in 1971, it is part of the Eclipse Awards program and is awarded annually. Its Canadian counterpart is the Sovereign Award for Outstanding Breeder. Past winners:1971 : Paul Mellon 1972 : C. T. Chenery 1973 : C. T. Chenery 1974 : John W. Galbreath 1975 : Fred W. Hooper 1976 : Nelson Bunker Hunt 1977 : E. P. Taylor 1978 : Harbor View Farm 1979 : Claiborne Farm 1980 : Adele W. Paxson 1981 : Golden Chance Farm 1982 : Fred W. Hooper 1983 : E. P. Taylor 1984 : Claiborne Farm 1985 : Nelson Bunker Hunt 1986 : Paul Mellon 1987 : Nelson Bunker Hunt 1988 : Ogden Phipps 1989 : North Ridge Farm 1990 : Calumet Farm 1991 : John & Betty Mabee 1992 : William S. Farish III 1993 : Allen E. Paulson 1994 : William T
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Thoroughbred
The Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
is a horse breed best known for its use in horse racing. Although the word thoroughbred is sometimes used to refer to any breed of purebred horse, it technically refers only to the Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
breed. Thoroughbreds are considered "hot-blooded" horses that are known for their agility, speed, and spirit. The Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
as it is known today was developed in 17th and 18th-century England, when native mares were crossbred with imported Oriental stallions of Arabian, Barb, and Turkoman breeding. All modern Thoroughbreds can trace their pedigrees to three stallions originally imported into England in the 17th century and 18th century and to a larger number of foundation mares of mostly English breeding
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World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings
The Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings (LWBRR), known as World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings (WTRR) before 2012, are horseracing's equivalent to World Rankings by other major sporting organizations such as ATP Tennis Rankings, World Golf Rankings, FIFA World Rankings for soccer and IRB Rugby World Rankings. The Longines Rankings are based on the rating earned by horses running worldwide from North and South America, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Asia through to Australia and New Zealand. The ratings are compiled under the auspices of The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) by racing officials & handicappers representing the five continents who compile the ranking order by agreeing on the rating for each horse. The ratings are based on the performance of horses in elite races held during the designated period which takes in account the quality of opposition and achievements of each horse
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Eclipse Award For Horse Of The Year
The American Award for Horse of the Year, one of the Eclipse Awards, is the highest honor given in American thoroughbred horse racing. Because Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
horse racing in the United States has no governing body to sanction the various awards, "Horse of the Year" is not an official national award.[1] The Champion award is a designation give to a horse, irrespective of age, whose performance during the racing year was deemed the most outstanding
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Basqueian
Durham Cup Handicap (1994, 1995, 1996) Red Bank Handicap (1997) Longfellow Stakes (1997) Canadian Classic Race wins: Queen's Plate (1994) Breeders' Stakes (1994)AwardsCanadian Champion Older Male Horse (1995)Basqueian (foaled 1991) is a Canadian Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning two of the 1994 Canadian Triple Crown races. Basqueian was bred and raced by prominent businessman and major stable owner Frank Stronach. Racing at age three in 1994, at Toronto's Woodbine Racetrack Basqueian finished second by less than a nose to Bruce's Mill in the 1994 Plate Trial Stakes. The two horses then reversed their positions in Canada's most prestigious race, the Queen's Plate. The win was the first in the Queen's Plate for trainer Dan Vella and the second for jockey Jack Lauzon. The two horses again ran one-two in the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, the Prince of Wales Stakes, and this time Bruce's Mill came out on top
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Belmont Stakes
The Belmont Stakes
Belmont Stakes
is an American Grade I stakes Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
horse race held every June at Belmont Park
Belmont Park
in Elmont, New York. It is a 1.5-mile-long (2.4 km) horse race, open to three-year-old Thoroughbreds. Colts and geldings carry a weight of 126 pounds (57 kg); fillies carry 121 pounds (55 kg)
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Touch Gold
Lexington Stakes (1997) Haskell Invitational Handicap (1997) Triple Crown race wins: Belmont Stakes (1997)Last updated on June 17, 2007Touch Gold (foaled May 26, 1994 in Kentucky) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known as the winner of the Classic Belmont Stakes, in which he ended Silver Charm's bid for the U.S. Triple Crown.Contents1 Background 2 Racing career2.1 1996: two-year-old season 2.2 1997: three-year-old season2.2.1 Early season 2.2.2 1997 Belmont Stakes 2.2.3 After Belmont3 Stud career 4 ReferencesBackground[edit] Sired by Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee Deputy Minister, Touch Gold was out of the mare Passing Mood, a daughter of U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Buckpasser. A late foal born at the end of May, he was purchased by Frank Stronach for $375,000 at the July 1995 Keeneland selected yearling sale. He was sent into training with Daniel J
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Glorious Song
Glorious Song (1976–2003) was a Hall of Fame Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
racehorse who was a Champion in Canada
Canada
and the United States
United States
and became an important broodmare. Bred by the prominent horseman E. P. Taylor
E. P. Taylor
at his Windfields Farm in Oshawa, Ontario, she was sired by Halo and out of the mare Ballade, who also produced U.S. Champion Devil's Bag. Part of Windfields' annual consignment of yearlings to the Canadian Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
Horse Society sale at Woodbine Racetrack, Glorious Song was purchased for $36,000 by local businessman Frank Stronach, who at the time was just beginning to build a very successful Thoroughbred racing stable. Racing career[edit] Under trainer Fred H. Loschke, at age two Glorious Song won her only start
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Laurel Park (race Track)
Laurel Park is an American thoroughbred racetrack located just outside Laurel, Maryland
Laurel, Maryland
which opened in 1911. The track is ​1 1⁄8 miles in circumference. Its name was changed to "Laurel Race Course" for several decades until returning to the "Laurel Park" designation in 1994.Contents1 History1.1 Highlights of the first 100 years2 Racing 3 Public transit 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] Laurel Park Racecourse opened October 2, 1911 under the direction of the Laurel Four County Fair.[3] In 1914, New York businessmen and prominent horsemen, Philip J. Dwyer and James Butler purchased the track and appointed Matt Winn
Matt Winn
as the general manager
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Pimlico Race Course
Pimlico Race Course
Pimlico Race Course
is a thoroughbred horse racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland, most famous for hosting the Preakness Stakes. Its name is derived from the 1660s when English settlers named the area where the facility currently stands in honor of Olde Ben Pimlico's Tavern in London. The racetrack is nicknamed "Old Hilltop" after a small rise in the infield that became a favorite gathering place for thoroughbred trainers and race enthusiasts.[2] It is currently owned by Maryland Jockey Club.Contents1 History1.1 "The Great Race"2 Description 3 Racing 4 Non-racing events 5 Transportation 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] Pimlico officially opened in the fall of 1870, with the colt Preakness winning the first running of the Dinner Party Stakes. Three years later the horse would have the 1873 Preakness Stakes
Preakness Stakes
named in his honor
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Gulfstream Park
Gulfstream Park
Gulfstream Park
is a racetrack and county-approved casino in Hallandale Beach, Florida. During its annual meet, which spans December through October, it is one of the most important venues for horse racing in America.Contents1 History 2 Stakes Races 3 Pegasus Park 4 Track attributes 5 Entertainment 6 TV Personalites 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit]Historic Aerial Photograph of Gulfstream Park
Gulfstream Park
in 1940 Gulfstream Park
Gulfstream Park
was opened on Wednesday February 1, 1939 conducting a four-day meeting. The initial meeting had a crowd of 18,000. In 1944, the track was reopened by James Donn, Sr. for a 20-day meeting in December. The Gulfstream Park Handicap was first run in 1946 and the Florida Derby began in 1952. In that year the clubhouse was built and the Grandstand seating was expanded.Inside the venue, ca
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Santa Anita Park
Santa Anita Park
Santa Anita Park
is a Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
racetrack in Arcadia, California, United States. It offers some of the prominent racing events in the United States
United States
during the winter and in spring. With its backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains, it is considered by many the world's most beautiful race track.[1] The track is home to numerous prestigious races including both the Santa Anita Derby and the Santa Anita Handicap as well as hosting the Breeders' Cup
Breeders' Cup
in 1986, 1993, 2003, 2008, 2009, and from 2012 to 2014, plus 2016. In 2010, Santa Anita's ownership was moved to MI Developments Inc
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