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'Little Rocket' Imperial Hint Gives Owner Mamone a Ride

Wed, 2019-09-18 21:24
Although Raymond Mamone waited 42 years for a grade 1 winner to come along in Imperial Hint, he sure knows how to handle a high-caliber horse.

Bulletin to Make Dirt Debut in Gallant Bob at Parx

Wed, 2019-09-18 09:20
Bulletin was quick to find success on the racetrack, posting victories in his first three races, all turf sprint stakes. And after two losses, the he is entered for his first start on the main track in Parx Racing's $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes.

Vibrant Sale Continues at Keeneland

Tue, 2019-09-17 21:18
Seth Klarman's Klaravich Stables was in the sales spotlight Tuesday at the Keeneland Yearling Sale, with bloodstock agent Mike Ryan purchasing the day's session topper, a Flatter filly consigned as Hip 2379, on his behalf for $310,000.

Illinois Racing Board Threatens to Shut Down Arlington

Tue, 2019-09-17 21:18
The Illinois Racing Board Sept. 17 threatened to deny Arlington International Racecourse racing dates for 2020 unless its owner, Churchill Downs Inc., can demonstrate within one week a concrete commitment to racing.

McKinzie Stays Atop Breeders' Cup Rankings

Tue, 2019-09-17 21:18
The grade 1 winner remains ranked No. 1 by 287 votes.

Bulletin Makes Dirt Debut in Gallant Bob at Parx

Tue, 2019-09-17 21:18
Bulletin was quick to find success on the racetrack, posting victories in his first three races, all turf sprint stakes. And after two losses, the he is entered for his first start on the main track in Parx Racing's $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes.

Improbable Likely Favorite for Pennsylvania Derby

Tue, 2019-09-17 21:18
Maximum Security, the first Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) winner to be disqualified for a racetrack foul, will not be running Sept. 21 in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1) due to a large colon nephrosplenic entrapment.

Blueskiesnrainbows Gets First Winner in Indiana

Tue, 2019-09-17 21:18
The son of English Channel, who started his stud career at Swifty Farms in Indiana, now stands at Sunlight Farm in Oklahoma.

Guineas Second King of Change Returns at Sandown

Tue, 2019-09-17 21:18
Son of Farhh will make first start since May in Fortune Stakes

Michael Wrona to Serve as Grants Pass Downs Announcer

Tue, 2019-09-17 21:18
Michael Wrona will serve as track announcer for the inaugural commercial race meet at Grants Pass Downs in Oregon, beginning Sunday, Sept. 22. 

Maximum Security Out of Pennsylvania Derby Due to Colic

Tue, 2019-09-17 21:18
Two-time grade 1 winner Maximum Security is out of the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx Racing because of a large colon nephrosplenic entrapment that developed shortly after the colt returned from a morning work Monday, Sept. 16.

Serengeti Empress, Guarana Renew Rivalry in Cotillion

Tue, 2019-09-17 21:18
In addition to a $1 million purse and a paid-berth in the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2 as part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series, the Sept. 21 Cotillion Stakes (G1) at Parx carries championship implications.

Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge Registration Open

Tue, 2019-09-17 21:18
Annually bringing together the top horseplayers from across North America, registration is open for the 2019 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge—Thoroughbred racing's biggest live money handicapping tournament.

Mike Lakow to Oversee Gulfstream Park Racing Operations

Tue, 2019-09-17 21:18
The Stronach Group announced today that Mike Lakow has been appointed Vice President of Racing Operations at Gulfstream Park.

Quality Road Colt Spearheads Strong Keeneland Session

Tue, 2019-09-17 09:14
Topped by a son of Quality Road sold late in the session, the Keeneland September Yearling Sale powered along Sept. 16, and at the end of the day total receipts were second-highest since 2009.

Hotshot Anna Scores Second Consecutive PID Masters

Tue, 2019-09-17 09:14
Hotshot Anna gave owner-trainer Hugh Robertson back-to-back wins in the $400,000 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes (G2) Sept. 16, when she outran Talk Veuve to Me in the Presque Isle Downs stretch to win by 1 1/4 lengths.

City Man Headlines Bertram F. Bongard Field

Mon, 2019-09-16 21:09
Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Peter and Patty Searles' City Man will try to maintain a perfect record Sept. 20 when he lines up against four other 2-year-olds in the $150,000 Bertram F. Bongard Stakes at Belmont Park.

Winchell Makes it Baker's Dozen at Keeneland Sale

Mon, 2019-09-16 21:09
Barbara Banke's Stonestreet continued its successful run at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale when a Tiznow colt was purchased by Winchell Thoroughbreds for $525,000.

Book 3 Proves Lucrative for Mt. Brilliant Homebreds

Mon, 2019-09-16 21:09
Greg Goodman's Mt. Brilliant Farm may have had only four horses to send through the ring during the Sept. 16 session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, but it was enough to put him among the day's leading consignors. 

NBC Plans Coverage of Pennsylvania Derby, Cotillion

Mon, 2019-09-16 21:09
A guide to this week's radio and television coverage of racing, highlighted by NBC's coverage of the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) and Cotillion Stakes (G1) from Parx Racing.

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