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One of the nation's top older dirt horses, Tom's d'Etat, breezed a half-mile at Churchill Downs May 30 in :48 2/5 toward a start in the June 27 Stephen Foster Stakes (G2) at the Louisville track.
A one-stop guide to the May 30 graded stakes races from NTRA and BloodHorse, through capsule looks and entries. Races are listed in chronological order (all times Eastern).
After nearly 2 1/2 months, the long wait for the resumption of racing in New York is nearing an end.
Extravagant Kid didn't have the Breeders' Cup experience of his rivals in the eighth race at Churchill Downs May 29, but he had the class and the determination for victory.
J Stables' Queen Arella overcame trouble leaving the gate before going on to score a widening four-length debut victory May 29 at Gulfstream Park, providing sire Speightster with his first winner.
Stonestreet Stables homebred Cazadero was successful in his May 29 debut at Churchill Downs, outrunning a field of 10 other 2-year-olds in a five-furlong maiden special weight.
With New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announcing May 29 that horse racing will return to the Garden State, Monmouth Park continues with its plans to kick off its 75th season Friday, July 3.
Grade 1-winning older mares Ce Ce and Hard Not to Love, who clashed in the March 14 Beholder Mile Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita Park, will meet again May 31 in the $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes (G2) at the same track.
The New York Racing Association announced May 29 that the Oklahoma Training Track at Saratoga Race Course will open for training June 4, two days after the opening of the barn area there.
The British bloodstock industry has been given a much-needed shot in the arm after the Thoroughbred Breeders Association announced a new prize scheme May 29 to safeguard the future of British racing and breeding through the Great British Bonus.
After a somewhat embattled juvenile season that saw her hit the board in four of her six starts, Sarah Kelly and Jane Wiltz's Eclair will return to Golden Gate Fields May 31 to test her luck in the $75,000 California Oaks May.
After winning graded stakes at Santa Anita last week with United and Jolie Olimpica, Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella aims to wrap up the month with another stakes victory there with Parkour in the $100,000 Honeymoon Stakes (G3T) May 30.
A trio of $100,000 stakes for females highlight the national racing scene on the last Saturday in May.
When trainer Chad Brown said earlier this month that he planned to bring some highly-regarded horses to Churchill Downs for its spring meet, those were not idle words. He has entered dual grade 1 winner Guarana in the eighth race at Churchill June 4.
Contrail puts his unblemished record on the line May 31 in the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby, G1) at Tokyo Racecourse, facing some familiar foes.
Grade 2 winner Shotski is expected to miss the rest of his sophomore season with minor bone bruising, but will be pointed to a 4-year-old campaign in 2021.
Fasig-Tipton announced it will conduct its July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale as scheduled July 13 at the company's Lexington facility.
Del Mar announced May 29 a 38-race stakes schedule offering more than $5.5 million in purses for its planned July 10-Sept. 7 summer meet.
Keeneland officials May 29 announced the launch of the Keeneland Digital Sales Ring, a stand-alone online auction platform accessible to buyers and sellers around the world at Keenelanddigital.com.
Horse owners, largely shut out from spectatorless racing across much of the country this spring due to COVID-19 protocols, will have the opportunity to attend races at Gulfstream Park beginning June 3, according to a track spokesman.