The fourth International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), held February 20 as part of the Asian Racing Conference (ARC) in Cape Town, South Africa, featured presentations from representatives of four racing jurisdictions on their advancements in aftercare practices as well as discussions pertaining to the importance of developing effective aftercare programs.

Fourth IFAR Highlights Global Progress in Care of Thoroughbreds Following Racing & Breeding Careers


The fourth International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), held February 20 as part of the Asian Racing Conference (ARC) in Cape Town, South Africa, featured presentations from representatives of four racing jurisdictions on their advancements in aftercare practices as well as discussions pertaining to the importance of developing effective aftercare programs.

Mucho Gusto Rolls to Commanding Win in 3 Million Dollar Pegasus World Cup


Mucho Gusto won with complete authority Saturday at Gulfstream Park, giving his Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his second victory in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) presented by Runhappy.

Zulu Alpha Springs 11-1 Upset in Pegasus World Cup Turf


Michael Hui’s multiple graded-stakes winning millionaire Zulu Alpha added another chapter to his success story, slipping through an opening along the rail in deep stretch to pass Irish import Magic Wand and go on to an 11-1 upset of Saturday’s $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park.

Pegasus World Cup Day News and Notes


Bloom Hoping Henley’s Joy Avoids Trouble in Pegasus Turf
Ortiz with Rare Mount for Baffert in Pegasus World Cup (G1)
World of Trouble Sprint Features Texas Wedge, Pay Any Price

EX MISS, SEEYOUBYME, OFF HE GOES and AL SHAMAN win features


Hassan Ali Alabdulmalik’s EX MISS (Excelebration x Miss Starlight) raced to her second straight C&D victory at the Al Rayyan Park turf track winning the T/B PEARL (THOROUGHBRED (Fillies & Mares) (Class 2) Fillies & Mares ONLY) on Thursday. In the 2000m race, Ryan Curatolo helmed the 4yo yet again and the duo won a duel with Al Wasmiyah Farm’s STAR OF WAR (Declaration Of War x Sunshine For Life) by a neck.

Blackrock Racing Syndicate Launch in UK with James Ferguson


Blackrock Racing Syndicate announced the launch of the UK branch of their syndicate in Newmarket with their Cable Bay two year old filly with (left) Pierce Dargan, Founder and Racing Manager of the Blackrock Racing Syndicate, (middle) James Ferguson, Trainer, and (right) Darragh Connell, head of the Blackrock College Union in the UK.