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Mohawk: Another Gold Series victory for Kadabra Queen

Daily Racing Form - Sat, 2018-08-18 19:59
<p>Mohawk Racetrack hosted the 2-year-old trotting colts and fillies on Friday evening, and the novices put on an impressive show in a trio of Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series divisions.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/mohawk-another-gold-series-victory-kadabra-queen" target="_blank">read more</a></p>

Ward Filly Shang Shang Shang Top Males in Norfolk

Blood-Horse - 11 hours 46 min ago
Shang Shang Shang went gate to wire and just lasted to land the Norfolk Stakes (G2) June 21 at Royal Ascot. The win was a second success in the race for trainer Wesley Ward, after No Nay Never in 2013.

Empire State Success Story Award Launched

Blood-Horse - 11 hours 46 min ago
The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and the New York Racing Association, committed to efforts to ensure safe and healthy Thoroughbred retirement, have teamed up to announce a new award.

TOBA National Awards Dinner in Lexington on Sept. 8

Blood-Horse - 11 hours 46 min ago
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today that the 33rd annual TOBA National Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Woodford Reserve Club at Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky.

Eighth Welfare, Safety Summit at Keeneland on June 27

Blood-Horse - 11 hours 46 min ago
Equine injuries, jockey safety, and racing integrity will highlight the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit to be held June 27 at Keeneland.

Woodbine Mohawk Park: Horses to watch from June 14 - June 19

Daily Racing Form - 11 hours 47 min ago
<p><em>Thursday, June 14</em></p> <p><strong>ARUKIDINME CABBIE </strong>(NW1) broke at the start, sat at the rear, moved to the third panel 4th over, finished best of all and earns a look next race or two.</p> <p><strong>GALARY GIRL </strong>(OntS) met presssure the last quarter and tired getting rough at the end. Should score a few wins here and there.</p> <p><strong>MISS MIMI </strong>(NW1) was parked to the lead, battled with the prohibitive&#39;s favorite&#39;s long uncovered challenge and proved second best.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/woodbine-mohawk-park-horses-watch-june-14-june-19" target="_blank">read more</a></p>

Another For Ballydoyle as Galileo’s Magic Wand Takes the Ribblesdale

Thoroughbred Daily News - 12 hours 5 min ago

   Successful from Forever Together (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in the May 9 Listed Cheshire Oaks, Magic Wand (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) had trailed that stablemate by 11 lengths when fourth in the June 1 G1 Epsom Oaks but back on this summer ground was clear best in her absence in the G2 Ribblesdale S. Always happy in second, the 10-3 shot was sent to the lead at the top of the straight and powered to a four-length-success from the 9-4 favourite Wild Illusion (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), with Sun Maiden (GB) (Frankel {GB}) 1 1/2 lengths back in third. “We did feel the [rain-softened] ground was a factor at Epsom and we were hoping she would be back to the filly she was at Chester on good ground here,” Aidan O’Brien commented. “Forever Together might go to the [G1] Pretty Polly [S. at The Curragh July 1] and this filly could maybe go to the [G1] Irish Oaks [at The Curragh July 21] and then maybe York.”

MAGIC WAND (IRE), 126, f, 3, by Galileo (Ire)
1st Dam: Prudenzia (Ire) (SW-Fr), by Dansili (GB)
2nd Dam: Platonic (GB), by Zafonic
3rd Dam: Puce (GB), by Darshaan (GB)
1ST GROUP WIN. (€1,400,000 Ylg ’16 ARAUG). O-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier & Markus Jooste; B-Ecurie des Monceaux & Skymarc Farm Inc (IRE); T-Aidan O’Brien; J-Ryan Moore. £113,420. Lifetime Record: 5-2-0-1, £184,041. *1/2 to Chicquita (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}), Hwt. Older Mare-Ire at 11-14f, G1SW-Ire, G1SP-Eng & Fr, $859,094.

Miss Kentucky tops field in Roxelana

Daily Racing Form - 12 hours 9 min ago
<div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Miss Kentucky tops field in Roxelana </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marty McGee </div> </div> </div> <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. &ndash; Miss Kentucky is as tactical as a sprinter can be, and that ought to help again Saturday. The 4&#45;year&#45;old filly has worked out perfect trips for herself in winning twice already at the Churchill Downs spring meet, and she&rsquo;ll try to do the same in the $75,000 Roxelana.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/miss-kentucky-tops-field-roxelana" target="_blank">read more</a></p>

Ahmed Zayat on the TDN Podcast

Thoroughbred Daily News - 12 hours 11 min ago

It has been three years since American Pharoah won the Triple Crown, but the big bay son of Pioneerof the Nile figures to make waves again this summer and fall when his first yearlings go through the ring. Ahmed Zayat reminisces about the 2015 Triple Crown, talks about how much he was rooting for Justify this year, and how much he’s looking forward to seeing this year’s sales results. All that and more on the TDN Podcast, sponsored by Taylor Made. Click here to listen.

Funeral Services for Olin Gentry Announced

Thoroughbred Daily News - 12 hours 18 min ago

The funeral service information for accomplished horseman Olin B. Gentry has been announced. A visitation will take place Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Milward-Broadway on 159 North Broadway. The funeral mass will occur Friday at 12 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church on 501 W Short St. in Lexington. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery on 874 West Main St.

Danish Dynaformer looks to end win drought in Singspiel Stakes

Daily Racing Form - 12 hours 39 min ago
<div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ron Gierkink </div> </div> </div> <p>ETOBICOKE, Ontario &ndash; Don&rsquo;t be surprised if the Grade 3 Singspiel is renamed for trainer Roger Attfield someday because the Hall of Famer has won the 12-furlong turf stakes seven times, most recently with Danish Dynaformer in 2016.</p> <p>Danish Dynaformer will take another kick at the can in Saturday&rsquo;s renewal at Woodbine. Interestingly, the 6-year-old Charles Fipke homebred hasn&rsquo;t found the mark since the 2016 Singspiel while competing predominantly in graded stakes in the United States.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/danish-dynaformer-looks-end-win-drought-singspiel-stakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p>

Camelot’s Hunting Horn Takes the Hampton Court

Thoroughbred Daily News - 12 hours 43 min ago

   Sixth last time in the G1 Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly, Hunting Horn (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) was on song to win the G3 Hampton Court S. with authority and provide Ryan Moore with a 50th Royal Ascot winner. Racing in sixth without cover early, the 5-1 second favourite was sent past Crossed Baton (GB) (Dansili {GB}) with 1 1/2 furlongs remaining and despite lugging down towards the rail stayed on strongly to score by 4 1/2 lengths from that rival, with a half length back to Zaaki (GB) (Leroidesanimaux {Brz}) in third. “We were delighted with his last run and he can travel and quicken well like his sire,” Aidan O’Brien commented on his 63rd Royal winner. “We thought a mile and a quarter would suit well and Ryan gave him a lovely ride. He can step back up to a mile and a half and he has a lot of options, but he’s been busy for the last few weeks and might have a break.”

HUNTING HORN (IRE), 126, c, 3, Camelot (GB)–Mora Bai (Ire), by Indian Ridge (Ire).
O-Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B-Lynch-Bages & Rhinestone Bloodstock (IRE); T-Aidan O’Brien; J-Ryan Moore. £51,039. Lifetime Record: 7-2-1-2, £81,523.

Flameaway headlines familiar cast in Ohio Derby

Daily Racing Form - 12 hours 49 min ago
<div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicole Russo </div> </div> </div> <p>The Grade 3, $500,000 Ohio Derby regularly draws 3&#45;year&#45;olds launching their &ldquo;second season&rdquo; after a spring on the classics trail. While Justify became a household name with his Triple Crown sweep, some other familiar horses from that series headline the field for this year&rsquo;s renewal of the Buckeye State&rsquo;s richest race Saturday at Thistledown.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/flameaway-headlines-familiar-cast-ohio-derby" target="_blank">read more</a></p>

Shanghai Bobby’s Shang Shang Shang Holds On In the Norfolk

Thoroughbred Daily News - 13 hours 17 min ago

   It was inconceivable that Wesley Ward would go home with a blank at Royal Ascot and Breeze Easy’s Apr. 26 Keeneland maiden special weight winner Shang Shang Shang (Shanghai Bobby) duly stepped up to provide the customary victory in the G2 Norfolk S. Quickest away under Joel Rosario in contrast to the barn’s G2 Queen Mary S. favourite Chelsea Cloisters (First Samurai), the 5-1 shot kept finding as Pocket Dynamo (Dialed In) fought hard and at the line it was just a nose that separated them, with Land Force (Ire) (No Nay Never) a half length back in third. Despite celebrating a 10th Royal winner, Ward was quick to send the attention elsewhere. “I want to say something about the jockey–he’s fabulous and put his time and effort in every day for me and that’s why he’s here,” he said. “This is the best–there’s nothing like it.”

Thursday, Royal Ascot, Britain
NORFOLK S.-G2, £100,000, Ascot, 6-21, 2yo, 5fT, :59.83, g/f.
1–SHANG SHANG SHANG, 124, f, 2, by Shanghai Bobby
1st Dam: Yankee Victoria (SP-US, $193,510), by Yankee Victor
2nd Dam: Buy the Dips, by Meadowlake
3rd Dam: Elderberry Drive, by Strawberry Road (Aus)
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. ($110,000 Ylg ’17 OBSWIN; $200,000 2yo ’18 OBSMAR). O-Breeze Easy LLC; B-Kris R Del Giudice (FL); T-Wesley Ward; J-Joel Rosario. £56,710. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $101,524. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Pocket Dynamo, 127, c, 2, Dialed In–Little Bit Tiny, by Cuvee. ($20,000 Wlg ’16 KEENOV; $35,000 Ylg ’17 KEESEP). O-T W Morley; B-Jocelyn Shutkas (KY); T-Robert Cowell. £21,500.
3–Land Force (Ire), 127, c, 2, No Nay Never–Theann (GB), by Rock of Gibraltar (Ire). (€350,000 Ylg ’17 GOFOR). O-Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B-Mrs Evie Stockwell (IRE); T-Aidan O’Brien. £10,760.
Margins: NO, HF, 1HF. Odds: 5.00, 20.00, 7.00.
Also Ran: Rumble Inthejungle (Ire), Konchek (GB), Kinks (GB), Glory Fighter (GB), Charming Kid (GB), Vintage Brut (GB), The Paddocks (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

Recent Claim St. Joe Bay Steps Up in San Carlos

Blood-Horse - Wed, 2018-06-20 23:14
When Hronis Racing and John Sadler dive in for a claim, people notice, especially when the price is sizeable enough to create some buzz.

Princess La Quinta Seeks Third Win in Chicago Handicap

Blood-Horse - Wed, 2018-06-20 23:14
A little more than a month after her first graded victory in the Arlington Matron Stakes (G3) at Arlington International Racecourse, Princess La Quinta returns June 23 to vie for her third consecutive win in the $100,000 Chicago Handicap (G3). 

BloodHorse Partners with Racing Post and ANZ

Blood-Horse - Wed, 2018-06-20 23:14
BloodHorse announced June 20 that it has entered a content-sharing arrangement with Racing Post of the United Kingdom and ANZ Bloodstock News.

Order of St George, Stradivarius Meet in Gold Cup

Blood-Horse - Wed, 2018-06-20 23:14
Order Of St George and Stradivarius headline a field of nine runners for the Gold Cup (G1), as Royal Ascot continues June 21.

Poet's Word Makes Prince of Wales's Statement

Blood-Horse - Wed, 2018-06-20 23:14
Saeed Suhail's Poet's Word downed hot favorite Cracksman to land the June 20 Prince Of Wales's Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot. The victory was a record-breaker for trainer Sir Michael Stoute, who established an all-time benchmark for winners at the meet.

Prescott Valley's Yavapai Downs renamed Arizona Downs

Blood-Horse - Wed, 2018-06-20 23:14
The former Yavapai Downs horse track will reopen with a new name: Arizona Downs.

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