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Chocolate Martini Ships West for Summertime Oaks

Fri, 2018-06-15 10:43
Chocolate Martini's connections felt shipping west--at a time many from the West recently shipped east--could be a good opportunity for the Broken Vow filly to collect her second grade 2 victory.

Gagliano Elected Chairman of American Horse Council

Fri, 2018-06-15 10:43
James L. Gagliano, president and COO of The Jockey Club, was elected chairman of the American Horse Council's (AHC) Board of Trustees during the AHC's annual meeting and national issues forum.

MATCH Series Returns to Action at Monmouth Park

Fri, 2018-06-15 10:43
Evenly matched fields have been drawn for two sprint stakes at Monmouth Park June 17 as the MATCH Series enters its second round in two of five divisions.

Justify Connections Plan to Appear at Equestricon

Fri, 2018-06-15 10:43
Organizers for Equestricon announced Friday that the team behind Justify will celebrate his historic Triple Crown run with attendees at Equestricon.

Cassidy Tribute Concert to Benefit TRF

Fri, 2018-06-15 10:43
David Cassidy, who evolved from a 1970s teen heartthrob to a powerhouse international entertainer, will be remembered at a special David Cassidy Tribute Concert Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the Horseshoe Inn, at 9 Gridley Avenue, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.  

NBCSN to Cover Stephen Foster Handicap

Fri, 2018-06-15 10:43
The second automatic berth into the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) is on the line this Saturday evening, June 16, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1), beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Horsemen Concerned About Golden Gate Fields' Future

Thu, 2018-06-14 22:40
Northern California horsemen met with executives from The Stronach Group June 14 and many left with concerns about their future in the region.

Emerald Downs Cards Race for Nonagenarian Trainers

Thu, 2018-06-14 22:40
Emerald Downs will card a unique race June 17. There will not only be age restrictions on the horses, but on the trainers, too.

The Pizza Man, Work All Week Take on Pony Duty

Thu, 2018-06-14 22:40
Midwest Thoroughbreds' 2015 Arlington Million (G1T) winner The Pizza Man and 2014 champion sprinter Work All Week returned to the barn of Roger Brueggemann on the Arlington International Racecourse backstretch last week for careers as stable ponies.

The Factor Filly Tops OBS Second Session

Thu, 2018-06-14 22:40
A filly by The Factor sold for $180,000 topped the June 14 second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales June 2-year-olds in training sale that saw average and median prices decline from the comparable session a year ago.

Tough Field Awaits Oscar Performance in 2018 Debut

Thu, 2018-06-14 22:40
When the three-time grade 1 winner makes his 2018 debut June 17 at Belmont Park, a tough group of seven rivals is expected to challenge Oscar Performance in the $300,000 Poker Stakes (G3T) on the Widener Turf.

World Approval Aims to Get Back on Course in Wise Dan

Thu, 2018-06-14 22:40
With his spark reportedly showing back up in the a.m. hours, Live Oak Plantation's homebred World Approval aims to get back to showcasing his top form June 16 when he heads a field of eight entered for the $200,000 Wise Dan Stakes (G2T).

Filly's Sale Almost Too Good to be True for Smith

Thu, 2018-06-14 22:40
The outcome of Larry Smith's first pinhooking venture was almost too good to be true as a Jimmy Creed filly he bought for $1,200 was sold for $110,000 during the June 14 second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales June 2-year-olds in training sale.

Triple Crown Winner Justify Returns to Training

Thu, 2018-06-14 22:40
Undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify returned to training June 14 at Churchill Downs for the first time following his victory in the June 9 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1).

About 1,000 Fans Arrive for Sports Betting at Monmouth

Thu, 2018-06-14 22:40
Gov. Phil Murphy officially launched sports betting in New Jersey June 14 at Monmouth Park when he placed $20 on Germany to capture the World Cup and a $20 future bet on the New Jersey Devils to win the 2019 Stanley Cup.

Pa. Breeders Donate $300k for Gene Doping Research

Thu, 2018-06-14 22:40
Donation supports New Bolton Center research projects.

Cummings to Guide Thoroughbred Idea Foundation

Thu, 2018-06-14 22:40
A non-profit organization, TIF was established to create an active forum for the exchange and curation of ideas designed to improve the prospects of the thoroughbred industry and its stakeholders. 

Amy Sondej Earns First Victory as Trainer

Thu, 2018-06-14 22:40
Trainer Amy Sondej scored the first win of her career June 12, when Bosphorus Storm set the pace and won the eighth race at Thistledown by 2 3/4 lengths. The win came with Sondej's 10th starter. She also has three seconds and a third.

New Year's Day Colt Yields Large Return for Dodds

Thu, 2018-06-14 22:40
During the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' June 2-year-olds in training sale June 13, a New Year's Day colt sold by Southern Chase Farm for $205,000 yielded a large return for consignors Greg and Karen Dodd.

Churchill Downs Releases Logo for Next Year's Derby

Thu, 2018-06-14 22:40
Churchill Downs racetrack today unveiled the official Kentucky Derby 145 logo. Featuring racing Thoroughbreds, the logo brings to life the thrill of the most exciting two minutes in sports.

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