Remembering Dr. Herthel, A Pioneer Of Equine Medicine

Doug Herthel, DVM, passed away July 11, 2018. Dr. Herthel, 71, earned his undergraduate degree from UC Davis and was a member of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) Class of 1971. It was at UC Davis where he met his wife, Sue. Shortly after completing his DVM …

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Del Mar Odyssey: 40 Years And Counting

All roads lead to Del Mar. Well, at least for me they do. Nothing against Saratoga, which has the best race meeting in North America in a historic setting in upstate New York, but Del Mar has been a rite of summer for me for the last 40 years. It …

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TVG Set For Enhanced Live, Daily Coverage Of Del Mar Summer Meet

Celebrating one of American racing’s premier race meets at one of its most iconic venues, TVG, America’s Horse Racing Network, will broadcast live, on-site from the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club every day of the track’s summer racing season beginning with Opening Day on July 18th. TVG’s exclusive broadcast of the …

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Hall Of Famer, Jockey Pioneer Manny Ycaza Dies At 80

Various sources reported Tuesday the passing of legendary jockey Manny Ycaza, who died in New York Monday at the age of 80. Relatives said Ycaza battled sepsis and pneumonia over the weekend and was transported to the hospital Sunday night. He died peacefully surrounded by family, relatives said. The son …

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Bloodlines: Reflecting On The Green Monkey

A week ago, the activity and interest in the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky’s two sales obscured the reporting that The Green Monkey had been euthanized earlier in the spring. The record-priced Thoroughbred sold at auction, The Green Monkey has become a footnote in racing history due to his price, and his …

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