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Keogh's Consignment 'Worth the Walk' to Barn 47

Thu, 2018-09-20 17:59
Consignor Martin Keogh believes it would behoove buyers to make the hike to Barn 47 to take a look at the horses he is offering under the MJK Bloodstock nom de plume during the Sept. 22-23 Book 6 that brings down the curtain on the marathon sale

Four Horses Remain in Race for Overall MATCH Crown

Thu, 2018-09-20 17:59
The overall championship in the 2018 MATCH Series will be decided Sept. 22 on both dirt and turf at Laurel Park with Laki, Oak Bluffs, and Lewisfield aiming to take the overall title from current points leader Jessica Krupnick.

NYRA, Parx Racing Plan Cross Country Pick 4

Thu, 2018-09-20 17:59
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will team up with Parx Racing on Saturday, September 22, to offer a Cross Country Pick 4 highlighted by the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby.

IFHA Conference to Discuss Increasing Wagering

Thu, 2018-09-20 17:59
The all-day conference will cover a myriad of pressing topics, including strategic measures to stimulate turnover; the health, welfare, and safety of jockeys; and rules harmonization. 

BackTrack: Montbrook Finds New Way in De Francis Dash

Thu, 2018-09-20 17:59
This week is a recap of Montbrook's victory in the 1993 Frank De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) at Laurel Park. The recap, written by Rick Snider, ran in the July 31, 1993 magazine. It carried the headline, "As Tough as It Gets."

Bull Market Continues Deep Into Keeneland September

Thu, 2018-09-20 05:59
Double-digit percent growth in key metrics reported for sixth consecutive day.

Take Charge Paula Assigned Charles Town Oaks Top Weight

Thu, 2018-09-20 05:59
Slated as the 123-pound highweight for the $300,000 Charles Town Oaks (G3), Peter Deutsch's Take Charge Paula will give the overflow field of 13 3-year-old fillies three to five pounds Sept. 22 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

Battle of Midway to Use Kelso as Breeders' Cup Prep

Thu, 2018-09-20 05:59
With a step forward in the $300,000 Kelso Handicap (G2) Sept. 22 at Belmont Park, Don Alberto Stable and WinStar Farm's Battle of Midway could be in a position to defend his title in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1).

Harrison, Blum a Powerful Team at Keeneland Sale

Thu, 2018-09-20 05:59
Harrison's consignment for Blum is the leading Keeneland September Yearling Sale seller by average through session nine.

Uni Seeks Third Consecutive Win in Noble Damsel

Wed, 2018-09-19 17:54
Unbeaten in two starts this year, Uni will try to make it 3-for-3 when she takes on a field of five older fillies and mares Sept. 22 in the $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (G3T) over one mile at Belmont Park. 

Owner Larry Best Pulls Instagrand Out of Training

Wed, 2018-09-19 17:54
Knowing undefeated Instagrand is healthy and ready to run, owner Larry Best is going to go against the horseman's mantra of "run them when they're ready" and will give the 2-year-old Into Mischief colt the remainder of the 2018 racing season off.

Dream Tree Consigned to Keeneland November Sale

Wed, 2018-09-19 17:54
Dream Tree, an undefeated grade 1-winning daughter of Uncle Mo, will be offered as a racing or broodmare prospect by Taylor Made Sales Agency during the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which begins Nov. 5.

Poet's Word Out for Remainder of Year Due to Injury

Wed, 2018-09-19 17:54
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) winner Poet's Word will miss the remainder of the year following an injury setback.

Skitter Scatter to Bypass Breeders' Cup, Aim at Guineas

Wed, 2018-09-19 17:54
Skitter Scatter, a live player for next year's QIPCO One Thousand Guineas (G1) after a victory in the Sept 16 Moyglare Stud Stakes (G1) at the Curragh, will bypass a trip to Churchill Downs for the Breeders' Cup.

Brisk Trade Carries On During Eighth Day at Keeneland

Wed, 2018-09-19 05:54
A Quality Road filly bred by Stone Farm was a standout during the Sept. 18 session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and was purchased by Sarah Kelley for $420,000 to top the auction's eighth day.

Illinois 2019 Racing Schedule Similar to Current Season

Wed, 2018-09-19 05:54
The Illinois Racing Board Sept. 18 approved a racing schedule for 2019 that all parties agreed isn't what they want, but all they can expect given economic realities.

Former Suffolk Owner Files Suit Over Casino License

Wed, 2018-09-19 05:54
The former owner of Suffolk Downs, Sterling Suffolk Racecourse LLC (SSR), has filed a federal law suit against Wynn Resorts and are demanding up to $3 billion in damages.

American Gal Retired to Hill 'n' Dale

Wed, 2018-09-19 05:54
Kaleem Shah's two-time grade 1 winner American Gal was officially retired Sept. 18. The announcement came via Twitter from the filly's trainer, Simon Callaghan. 

MATCH: Liz's Cable Girl, Jessica Krupnick Deliver

Tue, 2018-09-18 17:52
Sycamore Racing V's Jessica Krupnick, leader of the Filly and Mare Sprint, Dirt Division, finished second in the Roamin Rachel to take the overall MATCH Series lead.

South African Champion Soft Falling Rain Dies

Tue, 2018-09-18 17:52
Son of National Assembly stood at Wilgerbosdrift

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