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Out of the Gate: New York State of Mind

Wed, 2022-08-17 19:23
Weekly Photo Feature

Rattle N Roll Looks to Make Noise in St. Louis Derby

Tue, 2022-08-16 19:19
The $250,000 St. Louis Derby Presented by FanDuel Sportsbook Aug. 20 is an Illinois race with an out-of-state feel. Rattle N Roll leads the nine-horse field.

Damon's Mound Lifts Crop of Freshman Sire Girvin

Tue, 2022-08-16 19:19
Porter on pedigrees.

Escobar Request to Stay Delaware Suspension is Denied

Tue, 2022-08-16 19:19
Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission executive director Sarah Crane denied Aug. 16 the request from owner/trainer Alison Escobar, who got a 60-day suspension Aug. 12 for training a horse with a severe tendon injury.

KTDF Purses Climb for Breeders' Cup Undercard Races

Tue, 2022-08-16 19:19
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved Aug. 16 a request from Keeneland to increase Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund purses for eight races supporting the Breeders' Cup at the Lexington track Nov. 4-5.

International Field Challenges Brilliant Baaeed at York

Tue, 2022-08-16 19:19
Baaeed has been a byword for brilliance during his racing career, which is due to end at Ascot in October, but, by stepping up in trip, connections can hardly be accused of ducking and diving to protect the future stallion's reputation.

Customs Changes Simplify Temporary Movement Process

Tue, 2022-08-16 19:19
A change to customs arrangements has been agreed upon, which should simplify the process for temporary movement of horses for racing and breeding into Britain.

CDI Suspends Sipp Over Animal Safety Concerns

Tue, 2022-08-16 19:19
Owner/trainer Burton Sipp, who has come under fire from Thoroughbred aftercare and animal rights groups over equine welfare concerns, has been indefinitely suspended by track operator Churchill Downs Inc.

F-T California Fall Yearlings Catalog Available

Tue, 2022-08-16 19:19
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 279 entries for its California Fall Yearlings Sale, to be held Sept. 27, at Fairplex in Pomona. The sale will begin at 11 a.m. (PDT).

Bred for Turf, No Nay Hudson Imposing in Skidmore

Tue, 2022-08-16 19:19
Andrew Farm and For the People Racing's No Nay Hudson will make his turf debut as he looks to give trainer Wesley Ward his third consecutive score in the $150,000 Skidmore Stakes, a 5 1/2-furlong turf sprint for juveniles Aug. 19 at Saratoga.

Envoutante, Bonny South Square Off in Summer Colony

Tue, 2022-08-16 19:19
The $135,000 Summer Colony Stakes Aug. 19 at Saratoga Race Course will see Walking L Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Envoutante and Juddmonte's homebred Bonny South face each other for the sixth time.

Arrogate Colt Tops F-T NY Sale, Breaking Records

Tue, 2022-08-16 19:19
The second and final day of the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings Sale finished Aug. 15 with a son of Arrogate claiming top honors after selling for $700,000 to top both selling sessions.

Godolphin Gets Dubawi Colt on Final Day at Arqana Sale

Tue, 2022-08-16 19:19
Chatter on the ground in Deauville suggested the Dubawi colt out of Golden Valentine could be something out of the ordinary. The whispers proved true as the Godolphin team went to €2,000,000 (US$2,050,960) at the Arqana August Yearling Sale Aug. 15.

Dakota Gold Tops Field of 10 in NYSSS Cab Calloway

Tue, 2022-08-16 19:19
Reeves Thoroughbred Racing's Dakota Gold tops a field of 10 in the Aug. 17 $150,000 Cab Calloway, a division of the New York Stallion Stakes Series, a one-mile inner turf test for eligible state-sired sophomores, at Saratoga Race Course.

Trainer Suspended For Training Lame Horse Files Appeal

Mon, 2022-08-15 19:15
Owner/trainer Alison Escobar appealed a 60-day suspension and $2,500 fine he received Aug. 12 from the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission. He has been sanctioned for continuing to train a horse that has been repeatedly placed on Vet's Lists.

Maryland Thoroughbred Hall of Fame Inductees Elected

Mon, 2022-08-15 19:15
Eclipse Award-winning sprinters Star de Naskra and Smoke Glacken are the newest inductees after a vote by a committee of Maryland racing industry members into the Maryland-bred Thoroughbred Hall of Fame in 2022.

O'Brien Aims Luxembourg Towards Group 1 Races in Autumn

Mon, 2022-08-15 19:15
Luxembourg may have drifted to 5-1 for the Royal Bahrain Irish Champion Stakes (G1) at Leopardstown next month but Aidan O'Brien was far more impressed than Paddy Power with his winning comeback at the Curragh Aug. 13.

Del Mar Has Strong Gains at Halfway Point

Mon, 2022-08-15 19:15
The first half of Del Mar's 83rd summer season has been highlighted by world-class safe racing, full fields, and sizeable increases in wagering and on-track attendance.

Colonial Downs All Sources Wagering Up 30.7% From 2021

Mon, 2022-08-15 19:15
Colonial Downs announced today that the average all-sources wagering through the first five weeks of the 27-day Colonial Downs presented by Woodford Reserve race meeting is up 30.7% over the same corresponding time period of the 2021 meet.

Tickets for Keeneland Fall Meet on Sale Aug. 16

Mon, 2022-08-15 19:15
Tickets for Keeneland's 2022 Fall Meet, to be held Oct. 7-29, will go on sale to the public beginning Aug. 16 at 9 a.m. ET.