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Half Ours, Shackleford Colts Sizzle in OBS Workouts

Thu, 2020-07-09 15:17
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 Bids to Join Select Company in Jenny Wiley

Thu, 2020-07-09 15:17
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.

Wicked Whisper Set for Seasonal Bow in Beaumont

Thu, 2020-07-09 15:17
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.

Alms Headlines Appalachian at Keeneland

Thu, 2020-07-09 15:17
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.

Highest Ground Sits Above the Competition in Dante

Thu, 2020-07-09 15:17
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.

Raging Bull, Three Foes Meet Again in Maker's Mark Mile

Thu, 2020-07-09 15:17
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.

'Other' American Pharoah Colt Wins Japan Dirt Derby

Wed, 2020-07-08 15:13
An American Pharoah colt did, as expected, triumph July 8 in the Japan Dirt Derby at Ohi Racecourse—but it was not the one already locked in for a bid to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1).

Keeneland Bans Tom VanMeter From Racing, Sales

Wed, 2020-07-08 15:13
The Lexington racetrack and sales company took this action in response to racist social media comments made by Tom VanMeter. Keeneland said it takes advancing inclusion and diversity seriously.

Purses Remain Steady for Derby Week Stakes at Churchill

Wed, 2020-07-08 15:13
Though an altered business climate amid COVID-19 has reduced stakes purses across much of the country in 2020, the stakes schedule for Derby week at Churchill Downs Sept. 1-5 is largely intact.

Raging Bull, Three Foes to Rematch in Maker's Mark Mile

Wed, 2020-07-08 15:13
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.

Thoroughbred Makeover Postponed to 2021 Due to COVID-19

Wed, 2020-07-08 15:13
After extensive information gathering, research and consideration, the board of the Retired Racehorse Project has made the difficult but unanimous decision to postpone the 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium until 2021.

Keeneland in Spotlight for Five-Day Race Meet

Wed, 2020-07-08 15:13
Keeneland is about to make headlines in July again, hosting a unique five-day meet July 8-12 that features 10 graded stakes races that would have otherwise been run at the track during its canceled spring meet in April.

Baytown Bear Scores as First Winner for Upstart

Wed, 2020-07-08 15:13
McEntee Racing's Baytown Bear ran away with a maiden special weight victory by 9 3/4 lengths July 7 at Indiana Grand, rewarding his sire Upstart with the first winner from the stallion's freshman crop.

Shedaresthedevil Headlines Indiana Oaks Field

Wed, 2020-07-08 15:13
Shedaresthedevil will look to add 20 more qualifying points toward a start in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) when she faces a field of 10 others in the $200,000 Indiana Oaks (G3) July 8 at Indiana Grand. 

Scollay: Nefarious Lidocaine Use Unlikely But DQ a Must

Wed, 2020-07-08 15:13
Dr. Mary Scollay, executive director of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, spoke July 7 on the use of lidocaine and how drug positive penalties need to be treated separately for the horse (owner) and the trainer.

Entries Added to Fasig-Tipton Horses of Racing Age Sale

Wed, 2020-07-08 15:13
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged an additional 16 entries to its July Horses of Racing Age Sale, increasing the size of the catalog to 165 entries. The sale will take place Monday, July 13 in Lexington, beginning at 4 p.m. ET.

Will Take Charge Filly Shines at OBS Under Tack Show

Wed, 2020-07-08 15:13
A Will Take Charge filly purchased for $15,000 breezed a quarter-mile in :20 4/5, the fastest time at the distance during the July 7 second session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales July 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.

Full Brother to Champion Too Darn Hot to Debut

Wed, 2020-07-08 15:13
Darain, the top lot at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in 2018, will face his first racecourse test when lining up in the second division of the 10-furlong novice stakes at Newbury July 8. 

Spendthrift Acquires Breeding Rights to Vekoma

Tue, 2020-07-07 15:09
Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding rights to multiple grade 1-winning millionaire Vekoma, it was announced July 7. The 4-year-old son of Candy Ride captured the prestigious Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap (G1) July 4 at Belmont Park.

Major Fed to Get Litmus Test in Indiana Derby

Tue, 2020-07-07 15:09
Trainer Greg Foley said he needs to be proven right in the $300,000 Indiana Derby (G3) July 8 at Indiana Grand, in which Major Fed will break from post 8 in the field of 10.

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