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Ashleyluvssugar, Prime Attraction Battle in Whittingham

1 min 6 sec ago
The 10-furlong Charles Whittingham Stakes drew a field of seven older horses but no obvious standouts for the Santa Anita turf test to kick off the holiday weekend.

Exultant Looks to Cement Stayer Status in Hong Kong

1 min 6 sec ago
Stayers historically have not been a mainstay of the Hong Kong racing scene but a good showing by Exultant (IRE) May 26 at Sha Tin in the Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (G1) would go a long way toward rewriting that record.

Servis Brothers Square Off in Salvatore Mile

3 hours 2 min ago
The $150,000 Salvatore Mile Stakes (G3) could turn out to be a family affair as the May 25 stakes at Monmouth Park features horses from brothers Jason and John Servis who figure to attract much of the wagering attention in the field of nine.

Skywire, Global Access Set for Rematch in Marine Stakes

3 hours 2 min ago
Live Oak Plantation homebred Global Access will get a chance to take on Gary Barber and Lou Tucci's Skywire in the $125,000 Marine Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds, going 1 1/16 miles on Woodbine's all-weather track May 25.

Almanaar Set for Seasonal Debut in Monmouth Stakes

3 hours 2 min ago
Grade 1 winner Almanaar (GB) will open his 7-year-old season May 25 when the son of Dubawi (IRE) starts in the $200,000 Monmouth Stakes (G2T) on the turf at Monmouth Park.

BackTrack: Fit to Fight Delivers Memorable Met Mile Win

9 hours 2 min ago
This week is a recap of the May 28, 1984, Metropolitan Handicap (G1) won by Fit to Fight at Belmont Park.

Santa Anita Progress Outlined to California Lawmakers

15 hours 2 min ago
Industry participants, a track owner, other stakeholders, and even a member of an animal rights group noted that changes at Santa Anita Park aiming to improve equine safety appear to be working.

Fog of War Returns in Belmont's Paradise Creek Stakes

Wed, 2019-05-22 18:49
Peter M. Brant's Fog of War will make his 3-year-old debut when he takes on a field of seven others assembled for the $100,000 Paradise Creek May 25, a seven-furlong test for sophomores on the Belmont Park Widener turf.

Schiewe Accepts Regulatory Position in Minnesota

Wed, 2019-05-22 17:49
The Minnesota Racing Commission is pleased to announce the hiring of Bob Schiewe as deputy director.

Casse Carries Momentum Into Winning Colors Stakes

Wed, 2019-05-22 17:49
Trainer Mark Casse sent out five stakes winners May 18-20, topped by War of Will in the Preakness Stakes (G1). His stable now looks to keep rolling in the Winning Colors Stakes (G3) May 25 at Churchill Downs with Let It Ride Mom.

Trainer Brown to Pay $1.6 Million in Back Pay, Fines

Wed, 2019-05-22 17:49
Multiple Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad Brown has agreed to pay more than $1.6 million in back pay, liquidated damages, and fines following an investigation by the United States Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division.

First Work for Maximum Security Since Kentucky Derby

Wed, 2019-05-22 17:49
In his first official workout since being disqualified from victory in the Kentucky Derby (G1) May 4 at Churchill Downs, Florida Derby (G1) winner Maximum Security breezed an easy half-mile May 22 at Monmouth Park.

Maximum Security Turns in First Work Since KY Derby

Wed, 2019-05-22 16:49
In his first official workout since being disqualified from victory in the Kentucky Derby (G1) May 4 at Churchill Downs, Florida Derby (G1) winner Maximum Security breezed an easy half-mile May 22 at Monmouth Park.

Altissimo Named 2018 Ohio Horse of the Year

Wed, 2019-05-22 15:49
Nancy Lavrich and Ronald Zielinski's gelded son of Noble Causeway won four black-type stakes in 2018 and placed in two others.

Johnston Gunning for Stradivarius With Dee Ex Bee

Wed, 2019-05-22 15:49
Three-time Gold Cup (G1)-winning trainer Mark Johnston has mapped out plans for last year's Investec Derby (G1) runner-up Dee Ex Bee leading to a showdown with Stradivarius at next month's royal meeting. 

Sons of Redoute's Choice Come to the Fore at Gold Coast

Wed, 2019-05-22 14:48
Colts by Arrowfield Stud barnmates Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt—both stallion sons of the late Redoute's Choice—shared top billing on Day 1 of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Weanling Sale May 22.

Cox Earns Top Payout in MJC Trainer Bonus Program

Wed, 2019-05-22 14:48
Brad Cox edged Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen to claim the top prize in the Maryland Jockey Club's $100,000 bonus program offered to trainers for their participation in stakes races over Preakness Weekend at Pimlico Race Course.

Thunder Snow's American Campaign to Start With Met Mile

Wed, 2019-05-22 13:48
Godolphin's dual Dubai World Cup (G1) winner Thunder Snow (IRE) will bypass Royal Ascot and instead run in the June 8 Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap (G1) at Belmont Park, trainer Saeed Bin Suroor announced May 19. 

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale Exceeds Expectations

Wed, 2019-05-22 01:48
There was widespread optimism going into the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, but the May 20-21 auction exceeded expectations, with a record-priced individual and record levels for gross and average.

War of Will's Half Brother to L&N Racing

Wed, 2019-05-22 01:48
During the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, L&N Racing took a shot on a Tapit colt that had a major catalog update when his half brother War of Will won the Preakness Stakes (G1) two days before the sale began.