Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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Saturday's stakes menu offers plentiful opportunities for multi-race wagers.
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame canceled this year's induction ceremony and plans to instead honor the 2020 inductees and the 2021 inductees at a combined ceremony next year.
The winner of the Santa Anita Derby (G1) is a leading contender for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1). He will stand alongside his sire, Honor Code.
Heider Family Stables, Madaket Stables, and Michael Kisber's Malakeh will vie for her first North American stakes score June 27 when she faces a field of six older fillies and mares in the $175,000 Nassau Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine.
Pink Lloyd landed a record fourth consecutive Jacques Cartier Stakes (G3) in his June 25 season debut at Woodbine, proving he still knows how to find the winner's circle.
Stonestreet Stables' 8 3/4-length maiden winner Cazadero stands out among a field of seven promising 2-year-olds in search of a graded stakes victory in the $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) June 27 at Churchill Downs.
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale under tack show continued June 25, with one juvenile getting a quarter-mile in a bullet :21 1/5 and three individuals sharing the day's fastest eighth-mile breeze time of :10.
As Thoroughbred racing struggles with the rest of American businesses to restart, a new obstacle blocked its path when the federal government suspended as of June 24 all permits for foreign workers wanting jobs in the United States.
Restrictions on over-70s and owners will be eased in Ireland next month
It was not all doom and gloom as Johnny Collins of Brown Island Stables enjoyed the biggest result of the day when a Night of Thunder colt he pinhooked was knocked down to Blandford Bloodstock's Tom Biggs for 575,000 guineas.
It's been a while since the last time Come Dancing showed off some fancy moves in a graded stakes.
David Bernsen, Exline-Border Racing, Dan Hudock, and Susanna Wilson's Storm the Court has not won this year, but a slight drop in class may change that June 27 in the $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown.
The 8-year-old son of More Than Ready landed back-to-back wins in the 2017-18 editions of the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), and was twice named outstanding male sprinter at the Eclipse Awards in the same span.
Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Tiz The Law will stand at Coolmore America's Ashford Stud on his retirement, it was announced June 25. The son of Constitution will continue to run for owners Sackatoga Stable throughout his racing career.
After consultation with Gov. Andy Beshear and state public health officials, Churchill Downs announced June 25 that the Sept. 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) will be contested with spectators under strict guidelines.
Out since Oct. 4, Robert Baron and WinStar Farm's grade 1 winner Promises Fulfilled is set to make his return June 27 in the $150,000 True North Stakes (G2) going 6 1/2 furlongs at Belmont Park on the Just a Game Stakes (G1T) undercard.
Eighteen of the 36 winning dams changed hands at public auction
Grade 2 winner Mrs. Sippy, last seen running ninth in the Maker's Mark Breeders' Cup Fillies and Mare Turf (G1T), is entered for her seasonal debut in the $250,000 New York Stakes (G2T) June 27 on the inner turf at Belmont Park.
Jockey Pablo Morales won his 2,000th race June 24 at Tampa Bay Downs on 4-year-old filly Sanguine for owner Augustin Stable and trainer Jonathan Thomas.
Sackatoga Stable's $1 million Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Tiz the Law has been made the 7-2 morning line favorite in Pool 5 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager that will run June 26-28.