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Reeves Thoroughbred Racing's Big Invasion brings a five-race win streak into the $150,000 Mahony Stakes, a 5 1/2-furlong Mellon turf sprint for sophomores, Aug. 14 at Saratoga Race Course.
Trainer Michelle Lovell made her first start in Saratoga a memorable one when she saddled Damon's Mound to an easy victory in the Aug. 13 Saratoga Special (G2).
Stewards in Kentucky suspended trainers Norman "Lynn" Cash and Jeff Greenhill 20 days apiece and fined them $500 each after horses trained by them tested positive for Class A drugs more commonly used among humans.
Coroebus bids to make it three group 1 wins for the season Aug. 14 in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois (G1) at Deauville.
Godolphin's homebred Santin ran down Smooth Like Strait Aug. 13 to win the Arlington Million Stakes (G1T) at Churchill Downs.
Big bids flowed freely Aug. 13 during the opening session of the Arqana August Sale in Deauville, most notably when Godolphin and Japanese trainer Yoshito Yahagi went head to head over the Shamardal colt out of the group 3 winner Lady Frankel.
Casa Creed charged from last to first with a thrilling late run to capture the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (G1T) Aug. 13 at Saratoga Race Course.
For a trainer with a small string of horses like Bruce Brown, any win at Saratoga Race Course is a moment to treasure.
There was talk about running in the Travers vs. the boys, but Nest will run in next weekend's Alabama following an impressive win in the Coaching Club American Oaks, a race she won by a dozen lengths.
It was not a performance that demonstrated his best, but Luxembourg pleased trainer Aidan O'Brien Aug. 13 with a hard-fought win on his return from injury, setting up an exciting Irish Champion Stakes (G1) clash with multiple group 1 winner Vadeni.
With a division of horses nearby at Delaware Park, and needing a race for the grade 1-winning Two Emmys, trainer Mac Robertson thought he found the perfect spot by being able to easily ship in for Sunday's $100,000 Oceanport Stakes at Monmouth Park.
Dalika re-rallied down the stretch to take the Beverly D. Stakes (G1T) Aug. 13 at Churchill Downs, earning her a berth in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1T) at Keeneland in the fall.
Steve Asmussen has six stakes entrants Aug. 14 at Ellis Park in the track's five stakes races.
A week ago, trainer Chad Brown said he was undecided on whether Preakness winner Early Voting would run in the Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. After watching the horse work Aug. 13, he might be thinking more about the Midsummer Derby.
Carrothers, a 4-year-old son of Mshawish trained by Kent Sweezey, will make his Canadian debut Aug. 13 in the CA$150,000 Seagram Cup (G3) at Woodbine.
A full field of 12 older horses square off in the 87th running of the $150,000 Longacres Mile Aug. 14 at Emerald Downs. Background drew the No. 4 post-position in his bid to become the fifth two-time Mile winner and just the second at Emerald Downs.
The Fasig-Tipton sales grounds in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., sprang back to life the morning of Aug. 12 when showings began for the upcoming New York-Bred Yearlings Sale.
The Board of Directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California unanimously named Tim Cohen to fill the board vacancy created by the recent resignation of Mike Harrington. Per the bylaws, Cohen will be required to run in the 2023 board election.
The Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit announced Aug. 12 three appointments to its executive leadership team—Ben Mosier to the role of executive director, Kate Mittelstadt to chief of operations, and Michelle Pujals to general counsel.
Three stakes on the Aug. 12 card were for horses bred in the Empire State.