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Old Persian Finds Clear Sailing in Northern Dancer Turf

Sat, 2019-09-14 20:59
Godolphin's Old Persian traveled across the Atlantic to return to his winning ways and picked up his second top-level score this year as he drew clear to win the $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (G1T) at Woodbine Sept. 14.

Sam-Son Homebred El Tormenta Upsets Woodbine Mile

Sat, 2019-09-14 20:59
In a stretch run no one saw coming until it was too late, Sam-Son Farm homebred El Tormenta skimmed the rail all the way to an upset victory in the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes (G1T) Sept. 14 at Woodbine. 

Setback Delays Return of Champion Monomoy Girl

Sat, 2019-09-14 20:59
Believed to have pulled a gluteal muscle, Monomoy Girl is currently at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky., where she will continue to be examined.

Irish Champion Score Prepares Magical to Tackle Enable

Sat, 2019-09-14 20:59
Aidan O'Brien likes to ensure the road to greatness is paved with Ballydoyle landmines, so Enable can expect to feel the full might of Rosegreen force when she seeks to carve her own bit of history at ParisLongchamp next month.

Another Candy Ride Score for Winter Quarter

Sat, 2019-09-14 20:59
Candy Ride colts offered by Kentucky breeder Don Robinson had a big day during the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, with colt selling for $650,000 after another was sold earlier for $1 million.

Dettori, Gosden Win Doncaster's St. Leger With Logician

Sat, 2019-09-14 20:59
The roan, who had looked the obvious St. Leger winner since he ran away with last month's Great Voltigeur Stakes (G2) at York, followed the script to the letter.

Brace of Candy Ride Colts Boost Day for Winter Quarter

Sat, 2019-09-14 20:59
A Candy Ride colt out of multiple grade 2 winner Always a Princess was the first yearling to reach seven figures Sept. 14 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Covfefe Gears Up for Dogwood Stakes at Churchill Downs

Sat, 2019-09-14 20:59
LNJ Foxwoods' grade 1 winner Covfefe is set for the Sept. 21, $125,000 Dogwood Stakes at Churchill Downs—likely her final start in advance of the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.

Colt Out of Half Sister to Abel Tasman Hammers at $650K

Sat, 2019-09-14 20:59
A Union Rags colt out of a half sister to Abel Tasman brought $650,000 from Mayberry Farm at the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Study Connects Rise in Inbreeding to Larger Books

Sat, 2019-09-14 20:59
An analysis of inbreeding over 45 years shows the biggest increase during 1996-2006.

Big Woodbine Day Tops Saturday's Graded Stakes

Fri, 2019-09-13 20:55
Each Saturday NTRA and BloodHorse provide a one-stop guide to the day's graded stakes races, capsules and entries. Races are listed in chronological order (all times Eastern). Click on links for full preview.

Horse Farm Workers' Education Fund Awards Scholarships

Fri, 2019-09-13 20:55
Twenty-six children of full-time horse farm workers are pursuing higher education this year  with assistance from the Horse Farm Workers' Educational Assistance Fund.

Bigger Test Looms for Got Stormy in Woodbine Mile

Fri, 2019-09-13 20:55
Fresh off her sensational trouncing of the boys in record time in the Aug. 10 Fourstardave Handicap (G1T) at Saratoga Race Course, 4-year-old Got Stormy appears to be thriving.

Grass, Juvenile Stakes Offer Wagering Appeal

Fri, 2019-09-13 20:55
Wagering options aplenty in the Canadian Stakes Presented By the Japan Racing Association (G2T), the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1T), the Pebbles, the Northern Dancer Turf (G1T), the Iroquois (G3) and the Pocahontas (G2).

Laurens 'Absolutely Bouncing' Prior to Matron Bid

Fri, 2019-09-13 20:55
Laurens may have come into the one-mile Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes (G1) last year as the underdog, but the Karl Burke-trained six-time group 1 winner will be the one for others to take aim at Sept. 14.

Hotshot Anna Seeks Repeat in Presque Isle Downs Masters

Fri, 2019-09-13 20:55
Though a withers injury incurred over the winter delayed Hotshot Anna's return this year, it has done little to slow her effectiveness.

Fravel to Leave Breeders' Cup for Stronach Group

Fri, 2019-09-13 20:55
Craig R. Fravel, Breeders' Cup president and CEO since 2011, will depart the organization at the conclusion of this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 1-2 to accept a position as The Stronach Group's CEO of Racing Operations.

September Sale Offers Last Giant's Causeway Fillies

Fri, 2019-09-13 20:55
Four of the champion sire's last nine yearling fillies will be offered. Giant's Causeway had all colts in his final crop of 2019.

Empire Maker Yearlings Continue to be In Demand

Fri, 2019-09-13 20:55
Demand for yearlings by Empire Maker continued during the fourth session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale when a colt sired by the leading sire was purchased by SF Bloodstock, Starlight Racing and Madaket for $775,000.

Magical Leads Ballydoyle Assault on Irish Champion Test

Fri, 2019-09-13 20:55
Aidan O'Brien will have four in the Irish Champion Stakes (G1) at Leopardstown, led by Magical, who looks set to head the market in the 1 1/4-mile test for 3-year-olds and up this time around.

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