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Smiling Shirlee Rallies to Win Evening Jewel

Sun, 2020-05-17 04:56
Smiling Shirlee, who last year accomplished a pair of runner-up stakes finishes, scored her first black-type win May 16 in the $152,500 Evening Jewel Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

Belterra Park to Begin Delayed Race Meet June 4

Sun, 2020-05-17 04:56
Its opening delayed by COVID-19, Belterra Park will begin its meet June 4 after approval from the Ohio State Racing Commission, the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association wrote on its website May 16. 

Big Sweep Delivers Huge Rally in Echo Eddie Stakes

Sun, 2020-05-17 04:56
Big Sweep proved an aptly named winner of the $151,500 Echo Eddie Stakes for California-breds May 16 at Santa Anita Park, blowing past rivals on the turn and down the stretch to run down Rookie Mistake by a head.

Cochrane Retires After 20 Years as Dettori's Agent

Sun, 2020-05-17 04:56
Multiple classic-winning rider Ray Cochrane has called time on his career as agent for Frankie Dettori, bringing an end to a hugely successful 20-year association with one of the world's greatest jockeys.

Overseas Connections Face 14-Day Quarantine in Ireland

Sun, 2020-05-17 04:56
Any connections travelling with overseas runners to Ireland will be required to adhere to a 14-day quarantine period as outlined by the government. That is one of the standout elements in a 77-page document unveiled by Horse Racing Ireland May 16.

Delaware Park Proposes Shortened June 17-Oct. 17 Meet

Sun, 2020-05-17 04:56
Delaware Park announced May 16 its intention to run its meet from June 17-Oct. 17 this year, pending state and regulatory approval.

Lady's Island Continues Winning Roll in Musical Romance

Sun, 2020-05-17 04:56
Some 12 months after the Greatness mare finished a very distant second in the Musical Romance Stakes at Gulfstream Park, Lady's Island enjoyed a romp of her own in the May 16 seven-furlong stakes for fillies and mares.

Boyd Gaming Applies for Evangeline Downs Race Dates

Sun, 2020-05-17 04:56
Fifty dates for Thoroughbred racing at Evangeline Downs have been requested by track owner Boyd Gaming, the Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association announced May 15.

Jakarta Wires Powder Break in Stakes Debut

Sun, 2020-05-17 04:56
Jakarta rewarded Three Diamonds Farm and trainer Mike Maker with a victory in the $75,000 Powder Break Stakes May 16 at Gulfstream Park, her second win in two starts for the connections.

Preakness Stakes Set for Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course

Sun, 2020-05-17 04:56
In an adjustment made necessary by the COVID-19 crisis, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced May 16 on NBC that the 2020 Preakness Stakes (G1) will take place Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course. 

'Tough' Trekking Scores for Godolphin in Goodwood

Sun, 2020-05-17 04:56
Just short of a year since his maiden victory in the Stradbroke Handicap (G1), the James Cummings-trained Trekking denied Adelaide local Gytrash victory in his hometown sprint in The Goodwood (G1) May 16 at Morphettville.

Cuomo Approves New York Tracks to Open June 1

Sun, 2020-05-17 04:56
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that racetracks will be permitted to resume racing without fans effective June 1. His office will be issuing guidance in the coming week as to how tracks can operate safely as the COVID-19 crisis continues.

Double Crown Survives Foul Claim to Win Roar Stakes

Sat, 2020-05-16 16:55
Double Crown, purchased privately by Reeves Thoroughbred Racing after a debut victory in September at Laurel Park, is running like money well spent.

Longtime Auctioneer Cris Caldwell Dies at 63

Sat, 2020-05-16 16:55
In a statement released May 16, Keeneland president and CEO Bill Thomason remembered Caldwell, who carried on the legacy of his late father, Tom Caldwell, and worked for many years alongside his brother Scott Caldwell at Keeneland.

Tentative Opening Dates for Prairie Meadows Discussed

Sat, 2020-05-16 16:55
Prairie Meadows has established a tentative time frame of between June 15 and July 1 for a reopening of their casino and the beginning of their mixed-breed race meet, according to Iowa horsemen representatives that met with track management May 15.

Monomoy Girl Returns with Easy Allowance Victory

Sat, 2020-05-16 16:55
The champion mare Monomoy Girl made her long-awaited to the races a winning one, easily taking an allowance optional claiming race May 16 over a muddy track at Churchill Downs, the site of the two biggest wins of her career.

Derby Hopefuls Maxfield, Major Fed Breeze for Matt Winn

Sat, 2020-05-16 16:55
Two of the anticipated favorites for the May 23 Matt Winn Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs, Maxfield and Major Fed, tuned up for the 1 1/16-mile qualifier on the Road to the Kentucky Derby with breezes in Kentucky May 16.

Cuomo: New York Tracks Approved to Open by June 1

Sat, 2020-05-16 16:55
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that racetracks will be permitted to resume racing without fans effective June 1. His office will be issuing guidance in the coming week as to how tracks can operate safely as the COVID-19 crisis continues.

Wildwood's Beauty, Bellera Meet in Musical Romance

Sat, 2020-05-16 04:48
Wildwood's Beauty, a runner-up in three consecutive races including back-to-back graded-stakes during the Championship Meet, hopes to find the cure for her recent seconditis in the $100,000 Musical Romance Stakes May 16 at Gulfstream Park.

Bellafina Back for a Home Game in Desert Stormer

Sat, 2020-05-16 04:48
A return to a familiar setting could return Bellafina to peak form in the $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita Park May 17.

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