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Star Catcher fully justified the decision to supplement her for the Kerrygold Irish Oaks (G1) by making all to land the classic at the Curragh July 20 under an inspired ride from Frankie Dettori.
After two races conducted in brutal heat, Monmouth Park has opted for discretion and canceled the six remaining non-stakes on its 14-race July 20 TVG.com Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) Day card.
After canceling live racing July 19-20 because of the forecast for extreme heat, Ellis Park announced it will conduct a special Monday card July 29 to make up some of the canceled races.
Each Saturday NTRA and BloodHorse provide a one-stop guide to the day's graded stakes races. Races are listed in chronological order (all times Eastern). Click on links for full preview.
Sent off as the third choice at odds of 2-1, Regal Glory proved to be the best of the three in the July 19 Lake George Stakes (G3T), picking up her first graded stakes victory as her stablemates—off at odds of 6-5—finished behind her.
Dennis Drazin is surely feeling the heat these days, literally and figuratively.
Preakness Stakes (G1) winner War of Will put in his final breeze July 19 for the July 27 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets (G2) over the Saratoga Race Course main track.
Maybe the heat's getting to me, but I've got some contrarian ideas throughout the weekend.
Woodford Thoroughbreds' venerable Catapult faces five older runners in Sunday's $250,000 Eddie Read Stakes (G2T). The son of Kitten's Joy won last year's nine-furlong affair by a neck over rival Sharp Samurai.
Morning-line favorite Summer Sunday will have her work cut out for her in the $175,000 Royal North Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine as she face Australian-bred Oleksandra for the first time in the six-furlong sprint.
Marylou Whitney, an actress, equestrian, and owner/breeder of Thoroughbreds, died at age 93 and is being mourned by the world of horse racing. She was to be honored Aug. 2 by the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame as a "Pillar of the Turf."
Jockey Wayne Lordan has two British classic wins to his credit and will be bidding for his first classic success on home soil in the July 20 Kerrygold Irish Oaks (G1) at the Curragh when he partners Iridessa for trainer Joseph O'Brien.
Lexington mounted police horse Yoder and international show jumper Cyklon 1083 are this year's recipients.
Weanlings of 2019 need to be nominated by Aug. 1 for the nomination designation to appear on sale catalog pages.
A pair of grade 1 winners in Wow Cat and She's a Julie lead an especially deep edition of the $200,000 Shuvee Stakes (G3) July 21 at Saratoga Race Course.
Jockey Huber Villa-Gomez won his 2,000th career race when Cozar's Queen went gate to wire to win the second race at Presque Isle Downs on July 18.
With extreme heat expected across a wide swath of the United States this weekend, a number of tracks have decided to cancel or postpone racing.
There's a chance the 6 1/2-furlong downhill sprint races at Santa Anita Park, popular with horsemen and bettors, could return at the fall meeting that begins Sept. 25.
With the barn area opening July 25, just one week from now, anticipation is running high for 2019 Colonial Downs race meeting after a six-year hiatus of flat racing in Virginia.
In a July 18 California Horse Racing Board meeting, Thoroughbred Owners of California president and CEO Greg Avioli noted his organization was discussing exclusion policies with the tracks.