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Colt won the inaugural Rick Violette Stakes in a downpour July 17 at Saratoga Race Course.
A complaint has been filed in San Diego Superior Court by trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and the California Thoroughbred Trainers against Del Mar, which to date has not allowed the Hall of Fame trainer to start horses at its meet.
Woodbine's $125,000 Ontario Colleen Stakes (G3T) attracted 10 3-year-old fillies going a mile on the inner turf July 20, and a strong pair from the U.S. is set to face off with two tough locals.
Frankie Dettori opted to stay aboard Enable, who is the 4-6 favorite for the July 27 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) at Ascot, with Crystal Ocean second-best in the market at 3-1. Epsom hero Anthony Van Dyck is best of the rest at 7-1.
Mercy House of Saratoga Inc. has received a pledge of $25,000 from the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association to support and dedicate accommodations for backstretch workers, it was announced by Gordon Boyd, President of Mercy House.
The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) has cataloged 273 yearlings to its Canadian Premier Yearling Sale, scheduled for Aug. 29 at the Woodbine sales pavilion at Woodbine Racetrack.
Blindwillie McTell, a three-time winner of stakes for New York-breds, will stretch out to a route for the first time when he starts in the $150,000 New York Derby July 20 at Finger Lakes Racetrack.
Bob Fortus, who covered horse racing for the New Orleans Times-Picayune for many years, died July 16 in Baton Rouge, La. He was 69.
As horse racing's second season begins to unfold, Gary West has more reasons to focus on the future than virtually anyone else involved in the sport.
Gary and Mary West's 2018 Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Game Winner rose to No. 8 in the latest Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings following his commanding five-length victory in Saturday's Los Alamitos Derby (G3).
Fasig-Tipton has reached an agreement with Colonial Downs to sponsor the Virginia Oaks at the racetrack's upcoming meet.
Masar, who last year became the first horse to win the Investec Derby carrying the famous blue silks of Godolphin, has been retired to join the Darley stallion roster, trainer Charlie Appleby revealed July 16.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has promoted Charlie McIntosh to the position of Director of Racing, with Elizabeth Rogers being tabbed as the track's new Racing Secretary.
Brereton C. Jones has been selected by the Thoroughbred Club of America's board of directors as the 2019 Honor Guest, club president Katherine LaMonica announced July 16.
Richard Mandella is preparing for Fox Hill Farms' Omaha Beach to return to more serious work in the coming weeks.
In a field that consists of three Chad Brown-trainees and two entered by Wesley Ward, Winter Sunset will have her work cut out for her in the $150,000 Lake George Stakes (G3T) July 19 at Saratoga Race Course.
Del Mar's focus turns to the local California-breds in the seaside oval's July 18 feature, the $150,000 Fleet Treat Stakes.
New maiden special weight races for 2-year-olds that went through the public auction ring and were either sold or bought back at a price of $45,000 or less will be unveiled on the July 17-18 race cards at Saratoga Race Course.
The successful return of reigning champion turf female Sistercharlie to the races and Elate's display of class July 13 helped launch the two distaffers into the top 10 of this week's NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll.
Gary and Mary West's Maximum Security turned in a "super" work at Monmouth Park July 15 in his last serious prep for the $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1), trainer Jason Servis said.