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New Protocols Ease Ban on Racing Attendees in Ireland

Fri, 2020-06-26 14:40
Restrictions on over-70s and owners will be eased in Ireland next month

Harsh Reality Hits Breeze-Up Market at Craven Sale

Fri, 2020-06-26 14:40
It was not all doom and gloom as Johnny Collins of Brown Island Stables enjoyed the biggest result of the day when a Night of Thunder colt he pinhooked was knocked down to Blandford Bloodstock's Tom Biggs for 575,000 guineas.

Come Dancing Returns to Belmont for Vagrancy

Fri, 2020-06-26 14:40
It's been a while since the last time Come Dancing showed off some fancy moves in a graded stakes.

Storm the Court Heads Full Ohio Derby Field

Thu, 2020-06-25 14:36
David Bernsen, Exline-Border Racing, Dan Hudock, and Susanna Wilson's Storm the Court has not won this year, but a slight drop in class may change that June 27 in the $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown.

Two-Time Breeders' Cup Sprint Winner Roy H Retired

Thu, 2020-06-25 14:36
The 8-year-old son of More Than Ready landed back-to-back wins in the 2017-18 editions of the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), and was twice named outstanding male sprinter at the Eclipse Awards in the same span. 

Tiz the Law to Stand at Ashford Stud Upon Retirement

Thu, 2020-06-25 14:36
Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Tiz The Law will stand at Coolmore America's Ashford Stud on his retirement, it was announced June 25. The son of Constitution will continue to run for owners Sackatoga Stable throughout his racing career.

Kentucky Derby With Spectators Gets Green Light

Thu, 2020-06-25 14:36
After consultation with Gov. Andy Beshear and state public health officials, Churchill Downs announced June 25 that the Sept. 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) will be contested with spectators under strict guidelines.

Promises Fulfilled Returns in True North

Thu, 2020-06-25 14:36
Out since Oct. 4, Robert Baron and WinStar Farm's grade 1 winner Promises Fulfilled is set to make his return June 27 in the $150,000 True North Stakes (G2) going 6 1/2 furlongs at Belmont Park on the Just a Game Stakes (G1T) undercard.

Budget Breeders Dominate Royal Ascot Meet

Thu, 2020-06-25 14:36
Eighteen of the 36 winning dams changed hands at public auction

Mrs. Sippy Set for 2020 Debut in New York Stakes

Thu, 2020-06-25 14:36
Grade 2 winner Mrs. Sippy, last seen running ninth in the Maker's Mark Breeders' Cup Fillies and Mare Turf (G1T), is entered for her seasonal debut in the $250,000 New York Stakes (G2T) June 27 on the inner turf at Belmont Park.

Morales Wins 2,000th Career Race at Tampa Bay Downs

Thu, 2020-06-25 14:36
Jockey Pablo Morales won his 2,000th race June 24 at Tampa Bay Downs on 4-year-old filly Sanguine for owner Augustin Stable and trainer Jonathan Thomas.

Tiz the Law Favored in New Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Thu, 2020-06-25 14:36
Sackatoga Stable's $1 million Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Tiz the Law has been made the 7-2 morning line favorite in Pool 5 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager that will run June 26-28. 

Godolphin Alumni Awards Presented Via Video Conference

Thu, 2020-06-25 14:36
The 2020 Godolphin Flying Start Alumni Awards were held June 23 via Zoom video conference and was well-attended by many of the program's past graduates.

Limited Attendance Authorized for Ellis Park Meet

Thu, 2020-06-25 14:36
When Ellis Park opens for its racing season July 2, it will be able to race with fans in limited attendance, a track official said.

Uni, Newspaperofrecord Headline Just a Game

Thu, 2020-06-25 14:36
When you have the last two female turf champions in your barn, as well as a few other distaff grade 1 winners on turf, it's a difficult chore to keep all of them separated until the Breeders' Cup.

Honor A. P. Likely for Del Mar's Shared Belief Stakes

Thu, 2020-06-25 14:36
Runhappy Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Honor A. P. breezed four furlongs in bullet :47 1/5 at Santa Anita Park June 24 and is likely to make his next start in California in Del Mar's $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes, co-owner Lee Searing said.

Strong Start to Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale Breeze Show

Thu, 2020-06-25 14:36
Fine weather and fast horses were the name of the game during the June 24 opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale under tack show. 

Highest Ground Sparkles at Haydock

Thu, 2020-06-25 14:36
Highest Ground confirmed the promise of his debut win at Leicester last September with a comfortable success June 24 over the smart Waldkonig at Haydock. 

Brown Named Keeneland Equine Safety Director

Thu, 2020-06-25 14:36
Brown will lead the effort to develop, communicate, and enforce safety and integrity policies for both racing and sales operations.

Stuart Brown Named Keeneland Equine Safety Director

Wed, 2020-06-24 14:36
Brown will lead the effort to develop, communicate, and enforce safety and integrity policies for both racing and sales operations.

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