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For Racing's Blue Bloods, It's Thin Blood

Most of today's top horses are descendants of Native Dancer

(Newser) - The only race Native Dancer ever lost was the 1953 Kentucky Derby, but in industry circles he is best known as the most valuable sire ever. All 20 horses in this year's Derby are descendants of Native Dancer, as is about 75% of the thoroughbred population. But with those champion... More »

Barbaro's Ashes to Rest at Churchill Downs

Horse's remains will be enshrined at site of his greatest victory

(Newser) - Churchill Downs, the site of Barbaro’s greatest triumph, will also be his final resting place. The 2006 Kentucky Derby winner’s ashes will be occupy a space outside the racetrack gates, beside a bronze statue. “When we think about Barbaro, we think about him running around the track... More »

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