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As much as memories of the Fourth of the July are still fresh in the mind, the 156th season at Saratoga Race Course starts July 11 and the meet's earliest start since 1882 could not have come at a better time.
Gary Barber's Grade 1 Preakness-winner War of Will is now stabled with trainer Mark Casse's contingent in Saratoga and could potentially target the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy on Saturday, July 27 at Saratoga Race Course.
The stakes season for 2-year-old males at Saratoga Race Course kicks off July 13 on a modest note with a field of five lined up for the six-furlong $150,000 Sanford Stakes (G3).
It's the second weekend in July, not the first in November, yet there's a Breeders' Cup feel for the first grade 1 stakes of the 40-day Saratoga Race Course meet.
Schedule includes 45 stakes worth $11.525 million in purse money.
When 5-year-old Elate attempts to defend her 2018 victory in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (G2) July 13 at Delaware Park, the two-time grade 1 winner will be carrying five extra pounds compared with last year's effort.
After two open-length victories at Churchill Downs, Allied Racing Stable's Mr. Money is heading to Indiana Grand July 13, where he'll look to make it three in a row in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (G3).
Supply and demand may have been an issue for the ice cream man at Tattersalls July 10, as the 'sold out' signs went up barely halfway through a sweltering opening session of the July Sale.
Dale Romans knows the July 20 TVG.com Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) represents a significant challenge for Calumet Farm's Everfast. But it's not as if the trainer hasn't been in this position before for Monmouth Park's signature race.
The Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society announced July 10 the 2019 Thoroughbred racing schedule for the seven-day Timonium meet, with purses of over $185,000 daily.
Trainer has been delighted with how classic winner has worked since comeback
Members of the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity blanketed Capitol Hill July 10 seeking support for the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 223 selected yearlings for the 99th Saratoga Sale, to be held on Monday and Tuesday, August 5-6, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
The attorney for Jerry Hollendorfer says the 73-year-old trainer has not received an official ruling from track management that the Hall of Famer cannot train or race horse at Del Mar and that both sides are working toward a "pragmatic" solution.
The son of Tapit had the second-highest average overall.
A $440,000 Flatter colt led a competitive marketplace July 9 at The July Sale, Fasig-Tipton's selected yearling sale in Lexington, as yearling sale season got off to a solid start.
Fort Erie Race Track announced today that effective immediately, there will be a five percent increase in purse scale for the remainder of the 2019 racing season.
Agent Steven W. Young only bid on two horses at The July Sale, Fasig-Tipton's July 9 selected yearling sale. The agent was outbid on the first, but made sure he secured the other one, a son of Empire Maker purchased for $300,000.
More eyes will be on the prized Saratoga Race Course summer meet than ever before thanks to a landmark agreement between the New York Racing Association and FOX Sports.
Centennial Farms' 6-year-old Preservationist (247 votes), runaway winner of Saturday's Suburban Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park, has jumped to No. 3 in the latest Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings poll.