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After thunderstorms canceled two races mid-card at Colonial Downs July 26, the Buckland and Andy Guest stakes provided thrilling finishes in which only a neck and a head were the difference makers.
After returning to the winner's circle last out with a gutsy victory in the June 19 Roxelana Overnight Stakes, Bell's the One will step back up to graded company in the $200,000 six-furlong Honorable Miss Handicap (G2) at Saratoga Race Course.
St. George Stable's 5-year-old mare Letruska remains No. 1 in the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top Thoroughbred Poll, with the order of the top 10 horses staying almost the same as last week.
For his dedication to the passage of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act in December 2020, United States Representative Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., will receive the annual Horseman of the Year award from the Humane Society of the United States.
King's Stand Stakes (G1) winner Oxted will be out for the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery for a leg injury.
Star stayer Stradivarius aims for a fifth Goodwood Cup (G1), a QIPCO British Champions Series race July 27 at Goodwood, off a defeat in the Gold Cup (G1) at Royal Ascot last month.
Wanamaker’s has announced supplemental entries for its July 29 auction, highlighted by maiden winner Mr. Briggs. Two unraced 2-year-olds by More Than Ready and War Front, as well as a racing/broodmare prospect by leading sire Into Mischief.
OLG will join Woodbine Entertainment to sponsor the 2021 Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. Races include the Queens Plate Stakes (August 22), Prince of Wales Stakes (September 14) and the Breeder's Stakes (October 3).
The hard-knocking veteran Brandothebartender rallied from last to first to capture the $152,000 California Dreamin' Stakes by a half-length July 25 at Del Mar.
Dance to the Music outran a field of seven other 2-year-old maiden fillies, including first-time starter Mirasol, a daughter of grade 1 producer Justwhistledixie.
Trainer Shug McGaughey said he expects to have his multiple graded stakes-winning 3-year-old Greatest Honour back in training by Sept. 1 to work toward a winter campaign.
If First Captain goes on to win the Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1) three little words could wind up playing a huge role.
Five fillies and mares were spread out across the stretch of Saratoga Race Course July 25 in the $200,000 Shuvee Stakes (G3), leaving the chance for victory wide open in the 1 1/8-mile feature, but it was Royal Flag that flew home late for the win.
Dale Baird's record of having won 9,445 races, most by a trainer in North American Thoroughbred racing history, is now within Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen's reach.
A day after Maracuja scored an upset victory in the July 24 Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) at Saratoga Race Course over favored Malathaat, her trainer Rob Atras indicated that the filly would next compete in the Aug. 21 Alabama Stakes (G1).
Epsom director of racing Andrew Cooper has added his voice to many others in hailing Adayar's win in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1), which bridged a 20-year gap to the mighty Galileo in adding Ascot glory to his Derby (G1) score.
Terry Bradshaw and his love of football, horses and bourbon all came together for a stellar Bourbon Dinner at Kentucky Derby Museum Thursday night. The numbers are in, and the event brought in a grand total of $32,246 for the Museum.
A trio of open turf stakes highlight the July 26 nine race card at Colonial Downs as the New Kent track ushers in week number two of its summer racing season on the heels of a record-breaking handle during opening week.
Jockeys Tomas Mejia and Heriberto Figueroa were taken by ambulance to Monmouth Medical Center following a spill in the fifth race Juy 25 at Monmouth Park.
Country Grammer has been sidelined with an ankle injury and will not run in the Aug. 7 Whitney Stakes (G1), a race he was being considered for. He will head to WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky., to recover.