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Fasig-Tipton has cataloged an additional 11 entries to its July Horses of Racing Age Sale, increasing the size of the catalog to 176 entries.
Dunbar Road tops the $400,000 Delaware Handicap (G2) July 11 at Delaware Park. The filly and mare summer classic has attracted a field of eight and will be run at 1 1/8 miles for the first time. The race was previously contested at 1 1/4 miles.
The battle of the Royal Ascot-winning juveniles was settled in style by the Queen's Windsor Castle victor Tactical, as the son of Toronado came home a decisive winner of the Tattersalls July Stakes (G2) in testing conditions.
The Minnesota Racing Commission will begin to fine licensed people found to be noncompliant with COVID-19 protocols at Canterbury Park, MRC executive director Steve May said July 8.
City Boy, who pulled off a 24-1 upset in last year's Nearctic Stakes (G2T), faces seven rivals over the E.P. Taylor turf course in the $175,000 Connaught Cup (G2T) July 11 at Woodbine.
International galloper Ghaiyyath (IRE), who has been perfect in his three races this year, leads the first edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2020.
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.