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Dalika Returns to Site of Grade 1 Win for Cardinal

Sat, 2022-11-19 21:00
One of the final grass stakes of the Churchill Downs fall season could very well be the career bow for Bel Mar Equine’s Dalika as she returns to the sight of her Beverly D. Stakes (G1T) triumph in the Nov. 24 $300,000 Cardinal Stakes (G3T).

Justique 'Magnifique' in Desi Arnaz Score

Sat, 2022-11-19 21:00
Showing a late-running style that the great Zenyatta used so effectively during her racing career, Justique circled the field and inhaled her rivals for a 2 1/4-length score in the $101,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes Nov. 19 at Del Mar. 

She Can't Sing on Key in Frontrunning Chilukki Victory

Sat, 2022-11-19 21:00
Lothenbach Stables' She Can't Sing has long been a versatile performer, winning on turf, synthetic, and turf surfaces. Now she's shown yet more adaptability, this time with her running style.

Played Hard Back With Easier Test in Falls City

Sat, 2022-11-19 21:00
Brought back to Churchill Downs to race Nov. 24 in the $500,000 Falls City Stakes (G3), Played Hard faces an easier test against five fillies and mares than she did when racing last month in the Spinster Stakes (G1) at Keeneland.

Churchtown Goes Wire-to-Wire in Gio Ponti

Sat, 2022-11-19 21:00
W. B. Harrigan and Mike Pietrangelo's homebred Churchtown posted a game wire-to-wire victory for Hall of Fame trainer Roger Attfield in the $135,000 Gio Ponti Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile outer turf route for 3-year-olds, Nov. 19 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Three-Story Mural of Secretariat Unveiled in Paris KY

Sat, 2022-11-19 21:00
Paris, Ky.'s own hometown hero, the legendary Secretariat, became even more deeply engrained into the community as a three-story mural of the horse was unveiled Nov. 19. 

Zia Park Derby, Oaks Lure Invaders to New Mexico

Sat, 2022-11-19 21:00
A 10-race program with over $1 million in purses and featuring seven stakes, topped by the $250,000 Zia Park Derby and $250,000 Zia Park Oaks, has brought invaders to New Mexico for Land of Enchantment Day Nov. 22.

Velazquez Using Del Mar as Springboard For Santa Anita

Sat, 2022-11-19 21:00
The jockey colony at Del Mar is constantly evolving. New riders come in every year, while some leave for other circuits. This fall the number of Hall of Famers in the jockeys’ room at Del Mar increased by one with the addition of John Velazquez.

Ladies Church Lights Up Sales Ring at Goffs

Sat, 2022-11-19 21:00
Ladies Church was an obvious contender for top lot honors at the Nov. 18 Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale and the group 2 winner lived up to her headline billing when the hammer fell in Dermot Farrington’s favor at €970,000 (US$1,005,414).

Coady Offers Limited Photo Opportunity With Rich Strike

Sat, 2022-11-19 21:00
Coady Photography is offering 80 fans the chance to purchase a "Rich Strike Golden Ticket," which will allow them access to the Churchill Downs paddock, where they can have their picture taken with the Derby winner Nov. 26. 

HorseOlogy Growing to GoldMark Farm

Sat, 2022-11-19 21:00
The HorseOlogy operation will relocate their horses in training to GoldMark Farm near Ocala.

McCarthy 'In Great Spirits' Following Spill, Injury

Sat, 2022-11-19 21:00
Jockey Trevor McCarthy, who fractured his collarbone and has a possible pelvic injury from a sixth-race spill at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 18, will not need surgery, according to a Nov. 19 tweet from his wife, Katie.

TERF Awards $10,000 to Belmont Child Care Association

Fri, 2022-11-18 20:52
The mission of the BCCA is to provide a safe, supportive, and academically inspiring environment for the children of parents working in the Thoroughbred racing backstretch area at New York's Belmont Park, Aqueduct Racetrack, and Saratoga Race Course.

Old Friends Welcomes Lava Man

Fri, 2022-11-18 20:52
Old Friends will host an open house on Saturday, Nov. 26 from noon to 2 p.m. for fans to meet new retiree Lava Man. The event is free and open to the public. Pizza and Lava Crunch Cakes will be served.

Desormeaux Resumes Riding Following Rehab, Suspension

Fri, 2022-11-18 20:52
Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux, out of racing since the winter due to a series of transgressions, resumed riding Nov. 18 at Del Mar. He rode two horses Friday at the Southern California track.

Leadem Farm Adds American Freedom to New Arkansas Farm

Fri, 2022-11-18 20:52
Bob and Tyree Wolesensky bought a 100-acre farm about 50 miles southeast of Oaklawn Park. They are establishing a stallion operation there that will include American Freedom and new sire Dennis' Moment.

NZB Ready 2 Run Sale Wraps With a Flourish

Fri, 2022-11-18 20:52
The New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale finished with a flurry Nov. 18 with 10 2-year-olds selling for NZ$300,000 or more during the amplified session, notably including a colt by Capitalist.

1-2 Bin Suroor Finish in Bahrain International Trophy

Fri, 2022-11-18 20:52
On Friday afternoon at Bahrain Turf Club, he not only won the $713,000 Bahrain International Trophy (G3)—he filled out the exacta with his only two runners.

White Abarrio Breezes, Targeted for Cigar Mile

Fri, 2022-11-18 20:52
White Abarrio produced a bullet five-furlong workout in :59.05 at Gulfstream Park Nov. 18 morning in preparation for a planned start against older horses in the Dec. 3 Cigar Mile Handicap (G1) at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Justique Seeks to Bounce Back in Desi Arnaz

Fri, 2022-11-18 20:52
Justique, who turned heads in her debut this summer before regressing second out, seeks to rebound Nov. 19 at Del Mar when she runs in the $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes, a seven-furlong test for juvenile fillies on the main track.

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