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Canadian Champion Artie's Princess Returns in Whimsical

Wed, 2021-06-16 20:03
Seven months after last competing in the Nov. 21 Bessarabian Stakes (G2), the top four finishers from that synthetic sprint race are rematched in the CA$150,000 Whimsical Stakes (G3) at Woodbine June 19.

Racing Leaders Endorse Amendment to End Horse Slaughter

Wed, 2021-06-16 20:03
Leading U.S. horse racing professionals have joined in solidarity to support a U.S. House amendment that would ban the transport of American slaughter-bound horses across state lines and over the borders, according to a June 16 release.

San Luis Rey Sprinkler System Behind Schedule

Wed, 2021-06-16 20:03
During a June 16 meeting of the CHRB, commissioners pressed The Stronach Group, owner of San Luis Rey Downs, to provide status updates and expedite the completion of sprinkler systems in the older barns at the training facility.

Report: Butler Says Stronach Racetracks Not for Sale

Wed, 2021-06-16 20:03
The Stronach Group-owned racetracks are not for sale, Aidan Butler, COO for TSG's racing division, told the Los Angeles Times June 16. Butler's comments were in response to a Bloomberg report that said TSG was fielding interest on unspecified assets.

Judge Grants Further Testing of Medina Spirit Sample

Wed, 2021-06-16 20:03
Judge Thomas Wingate has issued an order on how a split sample of urine will be divided for use in further testing.

Ward to Send Out Lucci, Nakatomi in Norfolk

Wed, 2021-06-16 20:03
American trainer Wesley Ward is no stranger to winning the Norfolk Stakes (G2) at Ascot, with Lucci and Nakatomi representing him for the 2021 running. Aidan O'Brien hoping for no rain for his challenger Cadamosto.

Gosden Aims for Third Successive Ribblesdale Win

Wed, 2021-06-16 20:03
There are several ways to tell the Ribblesdale Stakes (G2) is a race for improving middle-distance fillies without even looking at the race conditions.

Stradivarius Attempts to Match Yeats in Gold Cup

Wed, 2021-06-16 20:03
Out of all the scenarios the team behind Stradivarius could have envisaged as they scrupulously planned for their star stayer's tilt at a record-equaling fourth Gold Cup (G1), a deluge of rain before the race was perhaps the last thing in mind.

Love Returns With a Bang in Prince of Wales's Stakes

Wed, 2021-06-16 20:03
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. Watching Love illuminate Royal Ascot by making a blistering return in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (G1) June 16 proved how much we had missed one of the most exciting horses in training. 

Lanigan Named U.S. Representative for Arqana

Wed, 2021-06-16 20:03
Amy Lanigan has been named as Arqana's representative in the United States, the French auction house announced June 16.

Kemari Keeps Successes Coming in Queen's Vase

Wed, 2021-06-16 20:03
Charlie Appleby's success continues after Adayar's Derby (G1) win as Kemari handily wins the Queen's Vase (G2) at Ascot Racecourse under the confident ride of jockey William Buick.

Dettori Records 75th Royal Ascot Winner on Indie Angel

Wed, 2021-06-16 20:03
Frankie Dettori saluted the crowd after celebrating his 75th Royal Ascot winner aboard Indie Angel in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes (G2), as the veteran rider delivered another masterclass in the saddle.

MHBA Announces Board of Directors Election Results

Wed, 2021-06-16 20:03
The Maryland Horse Breeders Association membership has selected two incumbent members, a 2019 presidential appointee, and two new members to the 2021 Board of Directors.

Track Supers Field Day Returns With Strong Attendance

Wed, 2021-06-16 20:03
More than 100 attendees representing approximately 70 tracks, training centers and farms convened at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino for the 20th renewal of Track Superintendents' Field Day on June 14-15.

New York Race Track Chaplaincy Honors Groom, Hotwalker

Wed, 2021-06-16 20:03
The New York Racing Association continued a tradition June 4 when it named a race in honor of the New York Race Track Chaplaincy, thus allowing the organization to pay tribute to the groom and hotwalker who care for the winning horse in that race.

Quick Suzy Heads Twilight Gleaming in Queen Mary

Wed, 2021-06-16 20:03
Gavin Cromwell proved his skill and versatility as a trainer with a Royal Ascot winner at the first attempt courtesy of the well-named Quick Suzy, who headed U.S. raider Twilight Gleaming in the Queen Mary Stakes (G2).

Breeders’ Cup to Use 100% of Seated Capacity at Del Mar

Wed, 2021-06-16 20:03
Breeders' Cup June 16 announced plans to utilize 100% of seated capacity at Del Mar for the 2021 Breeders' Cup World Championships. Del Mar is set to host the World Championships for the second time Nov. 5-6.

Saratoga Race Course to Open at 100% Capacity

Wed, 2021-06-16 20:03
NYRA will open all sections at Saratoga Race Course at 100% capacity for the 2021 meet with the removal of COVID-19 protocols and restrictions for nearly all activities and industries, including outdoor sports and entertainment venues.

Waldrop to Retire as NTRA President, CEO at End of 2021

Wed, 2021-06-16 20:03
National Thoroughbred Racing Association president and CEO Alex Waldrop will retire at the end of 2021 after 15 years at the helm of the organization, the NTRA announced in a June 16 release. 

Zeitlin Named Interim Executive Director of HISA

Wed, 2021-06-16 20:03
The authority's anti-doping and medication control and racetrack safety standing committees will begin work to establish uniform anti-doping, medication control, operational, and accountability measures governing all 38 U.S. racing jurisdictions.

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