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Starship Jubilee seeks a repeat in the Canadian Stakes Presented by the Japan Racing Association (G2T) and Pink Lloyd headlines the Bold Venture Stakes (G3) on the Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stake (G1T) undercard Sept. 14 at Woodbine.
Certain connections of Justify reacted Sept. 12 to a New York Times story revealing that the eventual Triple Crown winner failed a post-race drug test following his 2018 Santa Anita Derby (G1) victory by saying contamination caused the positive test.
This week offers coverage of the Sept. 20, 1997 Woodbine Mile Stakes won by Geri.
It didn't take long for the third session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale to reach the seven-figure level as an American Pharoah colt sold to Jamie McCalmont, agent for M.V. Magnier and Sarah Kelly, for $1.3 million.
In an electrically charged atmosphere, a half sister to champion Beholder and leading sire Into Mischief was sold for $8.2 million during the Sept. 11 session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
Deann Baer's Two Last Words struck again for his sire Commissioner, giving the WinStar Farm stallion his first black-type stakes winner Sept. 11 when the 2-year-old gelding won the Hillsdale Stakes at Indiana Grand.
After delivering a front-end victory in the TwinSpires Ellis Park Juvenile Stakes, Rowdy Yates will return to graded stakes company Sept. 14 in the Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs.
Trainer Brad Cox will send out a pair of promising maiden winners in the Pocahontas Stakes (G2) Sept. 14 at Churchill Downs in British Idiom and Portrait that have various ties to Monomoy Girl, the 2018 champion 3-year-old filly he conditioned.
Fireworks continued throughout the afternoon in the Keeneland pavilion Sept. 11, as Mike Ryan, acting as agent for e Five Racing Thoroughbreds, went to $2.1 million for a colt by Pioneerof the Nile at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
A beautiful daughter of American Pharoah that is a half sister to 11-time grade 1 winner and four-time champion Beholder lived up to expectations at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, bringing a final bid of $8.2 million from Whisper Hill Farm.
Trainer Mark Casse will aim for his third $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1T) victory Sept. 14 with Gary Barber's Got Stormy, who could follow in the footsteps of Tepin (2016) and World Approval (2017).
Management at Antony Beck's Gainesway had high expectations going into the third session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and at the end of the Sept. 11 session that concluded Book 1 the horses did not disappoint.
Escape Clause and Mylady Curlin, who knocked heads last out in the Lady Jacqueline Stakes, hook up again as they lead a deep field in Churchill Downs' Locust Grove going two turns.
Fireworks continued at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale Sept. 11 with a Medaglia d'Oro colt out of Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) winner Keen Pauline bringing $1.2 million from Qatar Racing.
John and Tanya Gunther's group 1 winner Without Parole has made the journey across the Atlantic in search of firm turf and a fresh start in North America.
Thoroughbreds at the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Show and The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program Championships doing a bit of everything from pulling a cart to jumping over colorful rails.
Buyer appetite for yearlings by Curlin continued at a frenzied pace during the Sept. 11 third session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, with Jacob West, agent for Robert and Lawana Low, going to $1.2 million for Hip 431.
Curlin continued his dominance of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale during the Sept. 11 final session of Book 1, when the partnership of Repole Stables, Vinnie Viola of St. Elias Stables, and M.V. Magnier went to an even $1 million for Hip 428.
A Medaglia d'Oro filly was the second offering to reach seven figures on Sept. 11, the last day of Book 1 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
A guide to television and radio horse racing coverage, compiled by America's Best Racing, during the upcoming week heading into a Breeders' Cup prep weekend at Woodbine and Churchill Downs.