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Nielsen Considers 2023 Campaign for Stradivarius

Sat, 2022-08-13 19:11
Owner Bjorn Nielsen has said Stradivarius' outstanding efforts in defeat at Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood this summer mean his widely anticipated retirement could be put on hold, with the superstar potentially staying in training next year.

Lady Tak Stakes Keeps Sconsin On Track for BC

Fri, 2022-08-12 19:07
The Arlington Million Day program at Churchill Downs allows trainer Greg Foley to keep his graded stakes star Sconsin in Kentucky to prep for a return to the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1).

Jockey Davis Receives 7-Day Suspension for Spa Spill

Fri, 2022-08-12 19:07
Jockey Dylan Davis received a seven-day suspension Aug. 12 for his ride in the Aug. 10 seventh race at Saratoga Race Course that resulted in another horse falling during the 5 1/2-furlong turf sprint.

Bauer Wins Three of Six Starts at Saratoga

Fri, 2022-08-12 19:07
Kentucky-based trainer Philip Bauer has started six horses at Saratoga Race Course so far and won three times.

Bromans' Im Just Kiddin Gives Justify First US Turf Win

Fri, 2022-08-12 19:07
There are indeed some New York-breds with impressive pedigrees. Yet few, if any, can boast bloodlines as regal as Chester and Mary Broman's 2-year-old homebred filly, Im Just Kiddin.

Beverly D. Could Deliver Big Week for Moore Homebreds

Fri, 2022-08-12 19:07
Susan and John Moore, already celebrating the maiden victory of Catnip, now will watch that colt's half sister Princess Grace try to win her first grade 1 in the Beverly D. Stakes (G1T).

Maple Leaf Mel Named for Big Part of Englehart's Barn

Fri, 2022-08-12 19:07
Two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Bill Parcells named 2-year-old filly Maple Leaf Mel for Melanie Giddings, an assistant to trainer Jeremiah Englehart. She won her debut at Saratoga earlier this week.

Arqana August Kicks Off European Yearling Sale Season

Fri, 2022-08-12 19:07
The first leg of the European yearling sales circuit, Arqana's flagship August Yearling Sale, kicks off its three-day run at 2 p.m. local time Aug. 13.

Veteran Trainer Smith Dies at 84

Fri, 2022-08-12 19:07
Thomas Victor "T.V." Smith trained grade 1 winner For Once'n My Life and Holy Bull Stakes (G3) winners Grits'n Hard Toast and Offlee Wild.

Three Sons of Bolt d’Oro to Meet in Best Pal

Fri, 2022-08-12 19:07
Bolt d'Oro colts Arman, Agency, and Pop d'Oro are entered in the $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (G3) Aug. 14 at Del Mar. Two will try to match their sire by winning a graded stakes off a debut maiden win.

Procrastination, Absolutely Zero Are Sorrento Standouts

Fri, 2022-08-12 19:07
Procrastination and Absolutely Zero are among four first-out winners entered in the Aug. 13 Sorrento Stakes (G2) at Del Mar.

Luxembourg Primed for Royal Whip Comeback

Fri, 2022-08-12 19:07
One-time Epsom Derby (G1) favorite Luxembourg will face five rivals when he makes his highly anticipated return from injury in the Aug. 13 Royal Whip Stakes (G3) at the Curragh.

Poppy Flower Gallops Home in Galway

Fri, 2022-08-12 19:07
The $150,000 Galway Stakes Aug. 11 presented a rematch between Coronation Cup runner-up Poppy Flower and winner Empress Tigress, but it was Arnmore Thoroughbreds' Poppy Flower that came out on top this time around.

Lady Speightspeare Tackles Trillium Stakes

Thu, 2022-08-11 19:03
Lady Speightspeare in the Trillium Stakes (G3) and Candy Overload in the Bold Venture Stakes (G3) are among featured runners Aug. 13 at Woodbine.

Trainer Amoss Reflects on Personal Milestone

Thu, 2022-08-11 19:03
Mr. 4000 was accepting congratulations from just about everyone on the backstretch at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 11. Trainer Tom Amoss, who won his 4,000th career race on Aug. 10, was humbled as he got the good wishes on his personal milestone.

Spa Longshot Winner Dream Come True for Mann, Gyarmati

Thu, 2022-08-11 19:03
When Maria Mann was galloping her unraced 2-year-old around Saratoga Race Course last year, her fellow exercise riders would kid around with her. They would look at the gelding and chuckle.

Palace Pier Half Brother Castle Way Debuts Aug. 12

Thu, 2022-08-11 19:03
Twelve years ago Frankel made his first racecourse appearance and, while it is wishful thinking that any of the runners in 'his' maiden at Newmarket Aug. 12 will emulate the unbeaten champion, there are plenty with appealing pedigrees. 

Baaeed Maintains Top Spot in World Racehorse Ranking

Thu, 2022-08-11 19:03
Flightline ranks second with a 127 rating and Life Is Good moved up to fourth after winning the Whitney Stakes (G1).

History-Making Trainer Hickey Dies at 94

Thu, 2022-08-11 19:03
Noel Hickey became the first trainer to breed a Breeders' Cup World Championships winner in 1998 with Buck's Boy, who won the Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T).

NYRA Subsidiary to Purchase Nearly Half of United Tote

Thu, 2022-08-11 19:03
Churchill Downs Inc. announces a plan to sell 49% of United Tote to a subsidiary of the New York Racing Association.