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Royal Ship Moves Into Seventh in BC Classic Rankings

Tue, 2022-08-02 18:34
Following his impressive victory in the July 30 San Diego Handicap (G2) at Del Mar, Fox Hill Farms and Siena Farm's 6-year-old gelding Royal Ship has gone from unranked to No. 7 in the latest Longines Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings.

2022 Thoroughbred Industry Award Finalists Announced

Tue, 2022-08-02 18:34
The finalists for the 2022 Thoroughbred industry employee awards in America have been announced, including three finalists in six of the seven categories as well as winner and runner-up of the Thoroughbred industry community award.

KY Downs to Raise 3 Stakes to $1M if G1 Winner Competes

Tue, 2022-08-02 18:34
Kentucky Downs could have up to six races worth $1 million for registered Kentucky-breds with purse incentives added to the $750,000 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf (G3T), $600,000 Franklin-Simpson Stakes (G2T), and $600,000 Mint Ladies Sprint (G3T). 

HISA Faces New Legal Challenge in Texas

Tue, 2022-08-02 18:34
A lawsuit filed on July 29 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas challenges the constitutional authority of the Horseracing Integrity & Safety Authority.

Jose Ortiz to Switch Agents, Joining With Rushing

Tue, 2022-08-02 18:34
Eclipse Award-winning jockey Jose Ortiz said Aug. 2 he is parting ways with agent Jimmy Riccio and has enlisted Steve Rushing, who also represents his brother, three-time Eclipse Award winner Irad Ortiz Jr.

Churchill Spring Meet Topped by Record Purses & Handle

Tue, 2022-08-02 18:34
Churchill Downs had record spring handle of $614 million, a 20% increase from 2021, a track executive told the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund Advisory Committee Aug. 2. The meet concluded in early July.

Kia Ora Stud's Farnan Has First Foal on Ground

Tue, 2022-08-02 18:34
Kia Ora Stud stallion Farnan has welcomed his first foal, a colt by the 2020 Golden Slipper (G1) winner, who also captured the Silver Slipper Stakes (G2) and Todman Stakes (G2) with trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.

Belterra Park No Longer Bringing Back Cradle, Bassinet

Tue, 2022-08-02 18:34
With plans to revive both the Cradle Stakes and Bassinet Stakes Sept. 2 at Belterra Park Gaming and Entertainment Center, the races will no longer run according to Belterra racing secretary Bill Couch.

Keeneland Fall Meet & Breeders' Cup Job Postings Online

Tue, 2022-08-02 18:34
Keeneland is preparing for an eventful October and November—specifically, the Fall Meet Oct. 7-29 and the Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 4-5—and has many job opportunities for people who are interested in working at the track.

Saffron Beach Shrugs Off Delay in Rothschild Romp

Tue, 2022-08-02 18:34
Saffron Beach overcame a six-hour delay at Folkestone to announce herself as one of the leading fillies in Europe by winning the Prix Rothschild (G1) at Deauville Aug. 2.

Garcia Admits Guilt in Horse Doping Case

Tue, 2022-08-02 18:34
On Aug. 1 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Dr. Erica Garcia entered guilty pleas to misdemeanor horse doping charges.

Art Collector Regroups, Seeks Second Alydar

Tue, 2022-08-02 18:34
Bruce Lunsford's Art Collector takes on three other graded stakes winners in the $135,000 Alydar Stakes, a restricted 1 1/8-mile test for older horses who have not won a stakes other than state-bred in 2022, Aug. 4 at Saratoga Race Course. 

NY Judge Orders Disclosure of Maylin Research Records

Tue, 2022-08-02 18:34
Attorneys for Dr. George Maylin and connections of Medina Spirit lost an effort in New York to stop enforcement of a subpoena served on Maylin to produce research records about his study of Medina Spirit's post-Derby positive for betamethasone.

KEEP Foundation Launches Gateway Education Program

Tue, 2022-08-02 18:34
The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) Foundation has launched the Gateway Education Program, a job shadow opportunity for Fayette County high school seniors.

Massachusetts Lawmakers Legalize Sports Betting

Tue, 2022-08-02 18:34
Massachusetts lawmakers passed a compromise bill Aug. 1 between the House and Senate to legalize sports betting in the Commonwealth. State racetracks, casinos, and slots parlors are granted the rights to apply for one of 15 licenses.

Hall of Fame Ceremony to Take Place Aug. 5

Mon, 2022-08-01 18:31
The National Museum of Racing will induct the 2022 Hall of Fame class on Aug. 5 at Fasig-Tipton at 10:30 a.m. Longtime racecaller Tom Durkin will serve as the master of ceremonies. The event is open to the public and free to attend.

Conagher Back to Sprinting, Winning Ways in Housebuster

Mon, 2022-08-01 18:31
A day after Gunite vanquished his foes in the Amsterdam Stakes (G2) at Saratoga, the colt that handed him a 5 1/2-length defeat two months ago captured his first stakes victory in the Aug. 1 Housebuster Overnight Handicap at Colonial Downs.

Petagnas Launch Elsdon Park at Matamata Operation

Mon, 2022-08-01 18:31
New Zealand's Lib and Katrina Petagna's significant investment in the Australasian racing and breeding industry added a new chapter Aug.1, with the official opening of their private stud operation Elsdon Park at Matamata.

Santa Anita Unveils Winter/Spring Stakes Schedule

Mon, 2022-08-01 18:31
Santa Anita Park has announced that its 2022-23 Winter/Spring Stakes Schedule will offer fans and horsemen a total of 93 stakes, 10 of them grade I events, including the $750,000 Runhappy Santa Anita Derby (G1) on April 8.

Saffron Beach to Battle Tenebrism in Prix Rothschild

Mon, 2022-08-01 18:31
Fresh off of a win in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes (G2) at Ascot Racecourse in June, Saffron Beach will take on dual group 1 winner Tenebrism in the Prix Rothschild (G1) Aug. 2 at Deauville.

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