For the second time in three starts, Poppy Flower used a strong closing kick to win a listed stakes, Thursday rallying down the center of Saratoga’s outer turf course under Jose Ortiz to win the $150,000 Galway Stakes by one length over Empress Tigress.
Poppy Flower ahorró terreno junto al riel y luego emprendió una notable atropellada por centro de pista para pasar de viaje e imponerse en el Galway S. ($150,000), carrera de 5 ½ furlongs para tresañeras disputada la tarde del jueves 11 en Saratoga.
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs.
Horses to watch from Woodbine Mohawk Park.
Health issues grounded Soaring Now during his 2-year-old season, but the colt is flying high again as he heads to Saturday's $300,000 Carl Milstein Memorial Invitational for 3-year-old pacers at MGM Northfield Park.
Jockey Tyler Baze did not show up for his scheduled mounts at Del Mar on Thursday and did not call in sick or with an excused absence, causing stewards to remove him from his mounts.
The New York Racing Association has acquired a 49 percent share in United Tote from Churchill Downs Inc., marking the first time NYRA owns a piece of a tote company and a move it hopes will expedite its presence onto sports-wagering platforms.
With five wins from his first 18 runners, trainer Andy Mathis has had a sharp start to the Del Mar summer meeting.
Mr Brightside ended the Australian fall season in April with his first Grade 1 win in the $2.2 million Doncaster Handicap at a mile at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. Mr Brightside could return to race at that level very soon, depending on the results of his comeback in Saturday’s Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes at seven furlongs at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne.
After winning his seventh straight Belmont training title with a record 47 wins, Chad Brown figured to be slow coming out of the gate at Saratoga. The trainer has not missed a beat in first 20 days of the Spa season.
Hill 'n' Dale Farms' stallion is one of five sires since 2000 to achieve a seven-figure average at The Saratoga Sale, Fasig-Tipton's select yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Trainer Michelle Lovell, who has never started a horse at Saratoga, is bringing Damon's Mound to the Saratoga Special, where he will face a tough test following a dominant maiden win at Churchill Downs.
After considerable feedback, rather than requiring licenses or visitors passes for stable area media access, the CHRB will allow publicity departments to issue credentials for visitor access to the stable areas.
Contrary to what's been happening the last few years, the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (G1T) is not a race solely for fillies and mares.
A youngster who raised £32,000 (US$39,105) from charity walks for two leading racing organizations notched his first winner as a jockey last week—and he is hopeful it will be the launchpad for a successful career in the sport.
The robbery was thwarted by quick-witted and sharp-eyed neighbors.
He sired two Texas-bred graded stakes winners: Thegirlinthatsong and Fiftyshadesofgold.
After thinking things over, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas may run Adirondack winner Naughty Gal in the Spinaway on closing weekend. Originally, he was going to send the 2-year-old filly to Kentucky for her next start.
This is the first monetary donation presentation stemming from a new, community initiative that will feature a different organization each month.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) winner Rich Strike took another step in his preparations for the Aug. 27 Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course.