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Optimism for Horseracing Integrity Act at Round Table

Sun, 2017-08-13 18:08
The 65th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing Aug. 13 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., closed out with an update and a rally cry for legislation that would overhaul oversight of horse racing’s drug testing and medication rules.

Al Wukair Upsets Inns of Court in Jacques Le Marois

Sun, 2017-08-13 18:08
Frankie Dettori flew overnight from Chicago to Deauville, then treated fans to his trademark flying dismount after riding Al Wukair to a narrow win in a tight three-way finish in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard-Jacques Le Marois (G1) Aug. 13.

Songbird to Take on Personal Ensign Field

Sun, 2017-08-13 18:08
Songbird will make a much anticipated return to Saratoga Race Course in the $700,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (G1) on Travers Day, as announced by Fox Hill Farm on social media Aug. 13.

Chad Brown Reaches New Heights at Arlington

Sun, 2017-08-13 18:08
For all his accomplishments in the last decade Chad Brown has been training, he added another feat Aug. 12, when he became the first trainer to capture both the Arlington Million (G1) and Beverly D. Stakes (G1) on the same day.

McKinsey: Better Scheduling Would Add Handle

Sun, 2017-08-13 18:08
While negative fan reaction on social media might motivate some tracks to address overlapping post times, a big data expert provided a number that may be big enough to push holdouts toward one of the rarest commodities in U.S. racing: cooperation.

O'Brien Claims 16th Phoenix Stakes With Sioux Nation

Sun, 2017-08-13 18:08
Sioux Nation got first run to the lead in the late going of the Aug. 13 Keeneland Phoenix (G1) at the Curragh in Ireland and held off the favorite, Beckford, by a half-length length for the victory.

Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Sale Posts Overall Gains

Sun, 2017-08-13 06:03
Fasig-Tipton reported across-the-board gains in gross, average, and median prices and a decline in the buy-back rate during the Aug. 12 first session of the New York-bred yearling sale.

Run Away Dominant in Best Pal Stakes

Sun, 2017-08-13 06:03
Without any asking from his jockey, the Simon Callaghan-trained Run Away breezed by the early leader to take command, and by the top of the stretch, the race was all but decided.

Beach Patrol Proves Best in Arlington Million

Sun, 2017-08-13 06:03
Nearly a year to the day after earning his first grade 1 score in the Secretariat Stakes (G1T), Chad Brown trainee Beach Patrol duplicated that form over a salty international field to win the Arlington Million XXXV Stakes (G1T).

Dacita Edges Tough Rivals in Beverly D.

Sun, 2017-08-13 06:03
With a strong drive in the stretch, Dacita managed to edge out a tough field of 10 fillies and mares to win the $600,000 Beverly D. Stakes (G1T). Dona Bruja and Grand Jete dead-heated for second. 

Postulation Goes the Distance in St. Leger

Sun, 2017-08-13 06:03
Trainer Edward Graham doesn't dawn the doors of Arlington International Racecourse often. When he does, he leaves with a heck of a parting gift as Postulation showed with a decisive win in the American St. Leger Stakes Aug. 12.

World Approval Kicks Clear in Fourstardave

Sun, 2017-08-13 06:03
Dialing back in distance and skimming easily over good turf after a heavy rainstorm Aug. 12 at Saratoga Race Course, veteran World Approval kicked clear to win the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (G1T).

Teresa Z Flies Late to Take Monmouth Oaks

Sun, 2017-08-13 06:03
St. Elias Stable’s Teresa Z stormed down the stretch to best longshot Sine Wave by 1 1/2 lengths in the $100,000 Monmouth Oaks (G3) at Monmouth Park Aug. 12.

Edgard Zayas Notches Win No. 1,000

Sun, 2017-08-13 06:03
Jockey Edgard Zayas rode the 1,000th winner of his career Aug. 12 at Gulfstream Park, guiding Tracy Pinchin's Highborn to victory in the sixth race.

Divining Rod Makes Winning Return in Polynesian

Sun, 2017-08-13 06:03
Lael Stables’ homebred Divining Rod, in his first start since November, made an emphatic return to competition with a 6 1/4-length romp in the $75,000 Polynesian Stakes Aug. 12 at Laurel Park.

Oscar Performance Continues Roll With Secretariat Win

Sat, 2017-08-12 18:00
Amerman Racing's Oscar Performance once again showed his top class against grade 1 competition from across the world Aug. 12, with a convincing victory in the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes (G1T) at Arlington International Racecourse.

Zayas Notches Career Win No. 1,000

Sat, 2017-08-12 18:00
Jockey Edgard Zayas rode the 1,000th winner of his career Aug. 12 at Gulfstream Park, guiding Tracy Pinchin's Highborn to victory in the sixth race.

Pure Silver Dominates Adirondack Stakes

Sat, 2017-08-12 18:00
In her first time outside of New York-bred company, Pure Silver showed she was up to the challenge when she shook free of her competition and pulled away to win by 9 1/2 lengths in the Aug. 12 $200,000 Adirondack Stakes (G2). 

Girvin, Cloud Computing Turn in Half-Mile Breezes

Sat, 2017-08-12 18:00
Brad Grady's Girvin, winner of the July 30 betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1), turned in his penultimate work for the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), breezing four furlongs in :50.45 Aug. 12. 

The Jockey Club Projects Decline in 2018 Foal Crop

Sat, 2017-08-12 18:00
The Jockey Club is projecting a 2018 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 21,500.

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