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Acclimate punched his ticket to the Nov. 2 Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T) Aug. 17 at Del Mar, where the son of Acclamation won the Del Mar Handicap Presented by Japan Racing Association (G2T).
Jay Em Ess Stable's Mr Vargas made his stakes debut a winning one when he broke on top in the $100,351 Green Flash Handicap (G3T) Aug. 17 at Del Mar and led every step, beating out a graded stakes winner and Eclipse Award champion in the process.
Hronis Racing's Higher Power proved his prowess as a runner in undeniable fashion Aug. 17, kicking clear in the final quarter-mile of the $1 Million TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (G1) to win by daylight at Del Mar.
OXO Equine's Cambier Parc dazzled with a quick closing kick Aug. 17 in the $302,808 Del Mar Oaks Presented by The Jockey Club (G1T) at Del Mar.
Favored Varenka and second choice Regal Glory threw it down Aug. 17 in the $200,000 Lake Placid Stakes (G2T) at Saratoga Race Course, and no one could separate them at the wire after a thrilling stretch duel.
L and N Racing's Tone Broke picked up his second stakes score Aug. 17 at Woodbine, winning by 1 1/2 lengths in the CA$400,400 (US$301,701) Breeders' Stakes.
Buyers were fast out of the blocks during the Arqana August Sale in Deauville Aug. 17, as a pair of colts by Galileo topped a solid session that brought the curtain up on the Europe yearling auction circuit.
Peter Brant's Dunbar Road made sweeping move for the lead at the top of the stretch and drew clear to beat seven rivals and the after-effects of severe weather while capturing the $600,000 Alabama Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1).
Breeders' Cup unveils the official logo for the 2021 Breeders' Cup World Championships, which will be held on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6 at the Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, California for the second time in the event's history.
It wasn't getting to the winner's circle after the $162,500 Monmouth Oaks (G3) that mattered most to 27-year-old Cameron Beatty. What made it such an emotional journey was who he brought along with him.
Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott is not afraid to try something new before a big race. So when the discussions came up to race Tacitus with blinkers for the Aug. 24 Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1), he was not hesitant to make the equipment change.
Fox Hill Farm's Omaha Beach will miss his expected race return next weekend at Del Mar after catching a virus, trainer Richard Mandella said Aug. 17.
Work on the comeback trail continued for the 2018 3-year-old filly champion and Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) winner Monomoy Girl as she put in a second work Aug. 17 after suffering a slight case of colic earlier in the year.
Monstrodamous became the first winner for freshman sire Curlin to Mischief when he won a Golden Gate maiden claiming race Aug. 16 by three lengths.
Each Saturday NTRA and BloodHorse provide a one-stop guide to the day's graded stakes races, capsules and entries.
Sponsorships have been obtained for all four of the races Kentucky Downs made available for Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Day, to be held Saturday, Aug. 31.
Seven of the eight graded stakes to be run Saturday, August 17 take place at either Del Mar or Saratoga Race Course, the lone outlier the Monmouth Oaks (G3) where Jaywalk looms odds-on against four opposing 3-year-old fillies.
Tax breezed a half-mile in a bullet :47.33 the morning of Aug. 16 in preparation for the $1.25 million Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course.
The Darley Prix Morny (G1) Aug. 18 looks set to be a cracker as three Royal Ascot winners in A'Ali, Arizona, and Raffle Prize clash with Glorious Goodwood victor Golden Horde and leading French hope Earthlight.
The Great Day, runner-up in the Arlington Handicap (G3T) last out, will make a third attempt to break through in a stakes in the United States Aug. 17 in the $250,000 Del Mar Handicap Presented by The Japan Racing Association (G2T).