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Jackie's Warrior Gives Asmussen Another 'Special' Award

6 hours 45 min ago
Trainer Steve Asmussen couldn't recall a prize to match his gifts for winning the 115th running of the $150,000 Saratoga Special Presented by Miller Lite (G2) with J. Kirk Robison's Jackie Warrior.

$1 Million Spielberg to Face Monomoy Girl Half Brother

6 hours 45 min ago
Spielberg, a $1 million yearling who is slated to contest a six-furlong maiden special weight Aug. 8 at Del Mar will face Superman Shaq, a half brother to champion Monomoy Girl, and Waspirant, whose dam was a grade 1 winner.

Arlington to Increase Purses 20% Beginning Aug. 20

6 hours 45 min ago
Purses at Arlington International Racecourse will be raised 20% during the middle portion of its summer meet, according to levels listed in its recently released second condition book. That period covers racing there from Aug. 20-Sept. 12.

Two Autumn Graded Stakes Purses Trimmed at Santa Anita

6 hours 45 min ago
Santa Anita Park's autumn stakes schedule will be similar to those from past seasons. The track has planned 24 stakes, 15 graded, over 18 racing days from Sept. 19 through Oct. 25.

Sir Prancealot Well Represented in Del Mar Stakes

6 hours 45 min ago
The Aug. 8 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (G2T) at Del Mar presents another sizable opportunity to Sir Prancealot, the European stallion who has become something of a surprise hit in the United States.

Late Chillingworth Honored With Santa Anita Stakes Race

6 hours 45 min ago
The memory of Sherwood Chillingworth, the longtime director and executive vice president of the Oak Tree Racing Association, will be honored with the Chillingworth Stakes to be run during Santa Anita's autumn season.

Smullen's Work a Key Factor in Tiz the Law's Success

6 hours 45 min ago
As she was in 2003, Robin Smullen remains Barclay Tagg's experienced and trusted assistant trainer, and more importantly in the grand scheme of life, she has bonded with him emotionally as a life partner.

Curragh Gets Green Light Despite Lockdown in Kildare

6 hours 45 min ago
Racing will go ahead at the Curragh Aug. 9 despite a partial lockdown in County Kildare starting at midnight Friday, which will see movements restricted once again. 

Bodexpress to Vie for Alydar Stakes Prize at Saratoga

6 hours 45 min ago
Top Racing, Global Thoroughbred, and GDS Racing Stable's Bodexpress will look to dominate the $85,000 Alydar, a 1 1/8-mile test for 4-year-olds and up that have not won a stake this year other than state-bred, at Saratoga Race Course.

Horsewoman Dolly Bostwick Dies at 66

6 hours 45 min ago
The horse racing industry lost an avid horsewoman earlier this summer with the death of Dolly von Stade Bostwick Jr. on June 20 at age 66 at her home in Indiantown, Fla.

Storm the Court Faces Smooth Like Strait in La Jolla

6 hours 45 min ago
The champion 2-year-old male of 2019, Storm the Court is the leading money earner in the eight-horse La Jolla Stakes (G3T) at Del Mar Aug. 9, a grass race that also drew stakes winners Azul Coast, Indian Peak, Kanderel and Smooth Like Strait.

Fauci, Golden Pal Face Off in Tyro Stakes for Ward

6 hours 45 min ago
Wesley Ward has three entered in the $75,000 Tyro Stakes Aug. 8, a five-furlong turf sprint at Monmouth Park, including Fauci, a promising juvenile who broke his maiden in his second start.

Handicapping: Pursuing Saratoga's All-Stakes Pick Five

6 hours 45 min ago
Dave Litfin analyzes Saturday's graded stakes action from the Spa.

Art Collector Framed as Ellis Park Derby Favorite

6 hours 45 min ago
Bruce Lunsford's homebred Art Collector lands the favorite's role for the Aug. 9 Runhappy Ellis Park Derby. A field of 12 was drawn for the nine-furlong race, worth $200,000 and run four weeks prior to the Run for the Roses.

Jones Hopes Street Band Gets Untracked in Groupie Doll

6 hours 45 min ago
Trainer, co-owner, and co-breeder Larry Jones hopes a class break will help Street Band return to winning form Aug. 9 at Ellis Park when the 4-year-old daughter of Istan starts from an outside post in the $100,000 Runhappy Groupie Doll Stakes.

CTHS to Provide Online Bidding for All 2020 Sales

Fri, 2020-08-07 03:32
The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society announced Aug. 6 that the Direct Livestock Marketing Systems will be providing online bidding for all of the 2020 CTHS sales.

Teri and Buster Brown Assume Management of Edition Farm

Fri, 2020-08-07 03:32
Most recently at Sequel Stallions New York, Teri and Buster Brown moved to Edition because they wanted to switch to running a smaller operation. The couple has managed their own and others' farms across the country for 35 years.

First Season Sire Lightning Moon Succumbs to Laminitis

Fri, 2020-08-07 03:32
Lightning Moon, the winner of the group 3 John Guest Bengough Stakes at Ascot and first-season sire in Spain, has died from laminitis at the age of 9. 

Horse Racing Viewership on Fox Networks Rises 300%

Fri, 2020-08-07 03:32
Finding something positive to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is surely as difficult as finding the proverbial needle in a haystack.

Speech, Rushie Breeze at Del Mar

Fri, 2020-08-07 03:32
Trainer Michael McCarthy breezed two of his leading 3-year-olds, Speech and Rushie, Aug. 6 at Del Mar toward probable stakes starts in September.

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