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Trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. paired up to win two of the three stakes for fillies and mares on the July 5 card at Prairie Meadows.
Eighteen contenders and two alternates, five of them trained by Justin Snaith, are set for the July 7 Vodacom Durban July (G1) at Greyville.
Almost a month after Justify's Triple Crown-clinching victory in the Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), trainer Bob Baffert is still taking it relatively easy on his undefeated superstar.
In a move it hopes will provide an added handicapping tool for horseplayers, the Stronach Group, working with Equibase, hopes to provide weight information for horses starting at most of its tracks by the end of summer.
Son of Kitten's Joy has won three grade 1s and earned nearly $2 million.
Eight sophomores will race to establish themselves at the top of the 3-year-old turf division in the $100,000 American Derby Stakes (G3T) at Arlington International Racecourse July 7.
There is a seemingly never-ending ebb and flow to equine sales, and Keeneland announced July 5 significant developments to its September and November sales and the resumption of its April 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.
The second and final day of the Arqana Summer Sale brought with it a frenetic afternoon of trade in Deauville on Wednesday, with eight six-figure lots and a top price of €445,000 ($518,682).
An impressive group that includes seven graded stakes winners will vie for an upper hand in the division when the 40th running of the Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes (G1T) helps anchor a card that will feature five graded stakes.
Ellis Park canceled six of its eight scheduled races July 5 because of concern for the safety of horses and riders in the extreme heat and humidity. The call to cancel the rest of the racing program was made after the second race Thursday.
With record high temperatures expected throughout Southern California July 6, Los Alamitos and the California Horse Racing Board are preparing to deal with the potential impact on racing.
Grade 2 winner Eye of the Tiger has been pensioned to Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International will consider expanding its portfolio beyond wagering on pari-mutuel horse and greyhound contests to those involving human athletes and teams.
Alter Moon, a 3-year-old filly who has won her last two starts by a total 19 3/4 lengths, has been added to the catalog for Fasig-Tipton's July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale.
With the Triple Crown races delivering strong numbers when compared with last year, wagering on U.S. races in the second quarter of 2018 improved just more than 5% compared with the same quarter last year.
Keeneland today announced a change to the Week 1 format of its 2018 September Yearling Sale, the creation of a boutique one-day Book 1 session to kick off the 2018 November Breeding Stock Sale and the return of its April Sale in 2019.
While a stakes win has since proven elusive, trainer Graham Motion sees grade 1-placed filly Maya Malibu moving in the right direction as she enters the $300,000 Delaware Oaks (G3) July 7 at Delaware Park.
NYRA is pleased to remind fans that national TV coverage of Saturday's Stars & Stripes Racing Festival can be found on NBC from 4:30-6 p.m. ET followed by a special edition of Belmont Park Live from 6-7 p.m.
After each delivered solid efforts in different graded stakes on the Belmont Stakes Day card, Limousine Liberal and Whitmore will stay at Belmont Park to try the $350,000 Belmont Sprint Championship Stakes (G2) July 7.
Donnacha O'Brien will be reunited with Saxon Warrior, on whom he won the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (G1), in Saturday's Coral-Eclipse Stakes (G1) at Sandown, when the Ballydoyle colt will clash with Epsom hero Masar for the third time.