Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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Owner/trainer Lee J. Rossi has been granted a stay after he filed an appeal of a $10,000 fine and 365-day suspension levied by stewards after a horse under his care tested positive for the Class A substance dextromethamphetamine.
Woodbine's Turf Endurance Series, which will offer $40,000 in bonuses to the winning connections this year, will kick off with a 1 3/8-mile first leg featured on the undercard of the third day of the Queen's Plate Festival (Canada Day, July 1).
The speed merchants get their chance to shine in race three at Royal Ascot June 19, the King's Stand Stakes (G1) over five furlongs, where U.S.-trained Lady Aurelia will try to defend her title.
The 4-year-old trained by Aidan O'Brien comes into the Ascot group 1 off a Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes win at Newbury. The Lockinge has produced seven of the last 11 Queen Anne winners.
Following the alleged murder of a backstretch worker June 17 at Belmont Park, the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association said it will provide any support or assistance needed.
Federal legislation that aims to improve the integrity and uniformity of medication rules, testing, enforcement, and sanctions will be discussed June 22 in Washington.
American Horse Publications recognized BloodHorse in 11 categories—including eight first-place awards—in announcing June 16 results of its equine media awards for material published in 2017 at its conference in Hunt Valley, Md.
Regazze Cat's gate-to-wire effort gave owner/trainer Arturo Arboleda the win in the "Not in Any Rocking Chair Starter Allowance," a race where the conditions required the horses' trainers to be born on or prior to June 6, 1928.
Undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify settled back in at his Santa Anita Park home base June 17, after a flight from Louisville.
Gamble's Ghost, patiently handled by Eurico Rosa da Silva, rallied from next to last and six wide in the stretch to capture the $140,000 Trillium Stakes (G3) June 17 on Woodbine's all-weather track.
Stallionaire Enterprises' Supreme Aura took the $100,000 Pegasus Stakes by a neck over Roaming Union to earn his first stakes victory for trainer Michael Stidham.
With a stalk-and-pounce trip that sent him sailing past the wire, Amerman Racing's homebred Oscar Performance captured the $300,000 Poker Stakes (G3T) June 17 on the outer turf course at Belmont Park and broke a 20-year-old track record.
Winning on debut for owner Carolyn Wilson and trainer Larry Rivelli, Strong Will turned in an impressive performance for his sire Strong Mandate June 17 at Arlington when he secured a $32,000 maiden special weight on the all-weather track.
Triple Crown winning jockey and New Mexico native Mike Smith will make a celebratory appearance July 8 at Ruidoso Downs.
John Dance's Laurens battled hard to win the 169th running of the Prix de Diane Longines (French Oaks, G1) at Chantilly June 17, prevailing in a tight finish to the fillies' classic and completing a group 1 hat trick.
Facing a field of eight challengers, Pavel surged forward in deep stretch to win the June 16 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) and earn an automatic berth to the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Jockey Dana Whitney earned the 4,000th North American win of his career June 15 at Penn National with a frontrunning score aboard favored Vicksburg Bluffs in a five-furlong claiming turf sprint.
An affinity for Churchill Downs should serve Blue Prize well come November, and it came in handy June 16 as well.
After a three-race losing skid to start his 4-year-old season, Staton Flurry's dark bay runner got his sea legs back under him and notched his biggest win to date in the June 16 $200,000 Wise Dan Stakes (G2).
On a night full of upsets at Churchill Downs, Reddam Racing's Pavel provided the exclamation point June 16 in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1).