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Updated: 19 hours 12 min ago
The six-furlong Coventry Stakes (G3) June 20 is realistically the earliest point at which there may be a performance worthy of champion juvenile honors.
James Fanshawe runner bids to become the first dual winner since Right Boy in 1958-59.
SportBLX Thoroughbreds, co-founded by owner/breeder George Hall, is selling shares in the Withers Stakes (G3) winner that Hall bred.
Gary Barber's Jack and Noah returned to the site of his debut win in September, setting fast fractions and finishing strong for a gate-to-wire victory in the $80,000 Sir Cat Stakes June 19 at Belmont Park.
Not only did Fanny Logan win, she ran away with the June 19 Hardwicke Stakes (G2), storming clear in the straight to score well under Frankie Dettori, who recorded the 70th Royal Ascot winner of his career.
While the June 19 advance wagering did little to dispel the notion that Sackatoga Stable's Tiz the Law will be a heavy favorite in the $1 million Belmont Stakes (G1), it did provide an early indication of who might be the second choice.
On a typical day in New York, horse racing takes place in the background of a city of more than 8 million people and can easily be overlooked.
Two-time graded winner Authentic, second to Honor A. P. in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) June 6, is scheduled to make his next start in the $1 million TVG.com Haskell Stakes (G1) July 18 at Monmouth Park, co-owner Sol Kumin said.
A June 19 meeting promising an agreement 'one way or another' passed without action.
Twenty-seven backside workers have tested positive for COVID-19 at Keeneland, the Lexington track confirmed June 19, but many were asymptomatic and all but two have been cleared to return to work.
Sovereign Award-winning Summer Sunday, owned by Anne and William Scott, makes her 5-year-old debut vs. Jean Elizabeth and eight others in the $125,000 Whimsical Stakes (G3) at six furlongs June 21 at Woodbine.
Despite a change of colors and completely different ground, The Lir Jet emulated his sire Prince of Lir by landing the June 19 Norfolk Stakes (G2) to give Oisin Murphy a first Royal Ascot win for Qatar Racing.
Toinette is perfect in four turf starts at Santa Anita Park. Keeper Ofthe Stars has racked up consecutive victories in the Buena Vista Stakes (G2T) and Gamely Stakes (G1T). One streak has to end when they race in the $100,000 Wilshire Stakes (G3T).
Charlie Appleby is refusing to be downbeat about Pinatubo's QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (G1) defeat, insisting any improvement from Newmarket will make his juvenile sensation the one to beat in the St James's Palace Stakes (G1).
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame recently resumed construction on the new Hall of Fame Education Experience after a two-month delay because of the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent "New York State on PAUSE" executive order.
Clive Cox unleashed his next star, Golden Horde, in the Commonwealth Cup (G1) at Royal Ascot.
Two-time champion sprinter Roy H, unraced for 17 months due to foot ailments, breezed three furlongs in :37 1/5 at San Luis Rey Training Center in California toward what trainer Peter Miller hopes will lead to a summer return.
After securing the first graded stakes win of his career earlier this season in the 1 1/2-mile San Luis Rey Stakes (G3T), Ward 'n Jerry will further stretch out June 21 in the 1 3/4-mile San Juan Capistrano Stakes (G3T) back on the Santa Anita turf.
Cafe Pharoah, the qualifying points leader on the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby, defends his position June 21 at Tokyo Racecourse against 15 rivals in the one-mile Unicorn Stakes (G3).
Dave Litfin analyzes Saturday's stakes action from Belmont Park.