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Flameaway, Darby Dan Farm's graded stakes-winning son of Scat Daddy, is shuttling to South America to stand at Haras Dadinco in Chile for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, crowds and their contributions to the cool track vibe will be missing when Del Mar opens for its 81st summer meet July 10.
Swiss Skydiver will face males for the first time July 11 in the $600,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) at Keeneland, where she'll try to become the first filly to win the stakes that debuted in the first meet at the Lexington track in 1937.
America's Best Racing and Woodbine Entertainment have announced a cross-promotional marketing partnership.
This week is a recap of Royal Delta's victory in the July 20, 2013 Delaware Handicap (G1) at Delaware Park. The recap, written by Linda Dougherty, ran in the July 27, 2013 magazine issue. It carried the headline "Royal Delivery."
Tactical will face a field that includes Coventry Stakes (G2) runner-up Qaader.
Godolphin's Shared Sense picked up the first stakes victory of his career July 8 at Indiana Grand, winning the $300,000 Indiana Derby (G3) by three lengths over Major Fed.
Colt bought for 140,000 guineas represents a tidy pinhooking profit for Meadowview.
Shedaresthedevil took another step toward the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) with a five-length victory in the $200,000 Indiana Oaks (G3) July 8 at Indiana Grand.
The Eclipse Award-winning Monomoy Girl owns 10 wins in 12 starts, five coming in grade 1 stakes, making it curious that a grade 2 stakes is being viewed as a pivotal race for her.
The $150,000 Shakertown Stakes (G2T) at Keeneland is a good fit for Wildman Jack, whose connections hope to bring him back for the Breeders' Cup in November at the Lexington track.
Runhappy, the champion sprinter of 2015, was represented by his first winner July 8 at Indiana Grand when his son Libertyrun drew away for a 6 1/4-length victory in his debut in a $31,000 maiden special weight.
The doom and gloom pervading the wider economy was certainly not replicated at the July 8 Inglis Australian Weanling Sale, as the company continued its return to live auctions in the COVID-19 era.
Keeneland's July 11 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1) may be missing Swiss Skydiver but has attracted grade 2 winners Venetian Harbor, Tonalist's Shape, and Bonny South.
Precocious colts by Half Ours and Shackleford sizzled over the Ocala Breeders' Sales synthetic track June 8 in preparation for next week's July 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.
Rushing Fall chases a $300,000 purse in the July 11 Coolmore Jenny Wiley Stakes (G1T) at Keeneland and perhaps just as valued, her place in racing history.
JoAnn and Alex Lieblong's grade 1 winner Wicked Whisper is set to make her sophomore debut July 10 at Keeneland. The daughter of Liam's Map will face five other fillies in the $100,000 Beaumont Stakes Presented by Keeneland Select.
Godolphin's homebred Alms seeks a return to her winning form in the $150,000 Appalachian Stakes Presented by Japan Racing Association (G2T) July 11 at Keeneland.
The buzz that has accompanied Highest Ground since his debut win at Leicester in September will come under the closest scrutiny yet in this year's July 9 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes (G2) at York.
About 2,000 miles from where they last met at Santa Anita Park in the Shoemaker Mile (G1T), four of that race's top six finishers meet again in the $300,000 Maker's Mark Mile (G1T) at Keeneland.