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Belmont Stakes Builds on Smart Strike's Sterling Legacy

Thu, 2024-06-06 12:59
Leading sire Smart Strike is the broodmare sire of three Belmont Stakes (G1) starters: Seize the Grey, Resilience, and Honor Marie.

Three Juveniles Shade :21 at OBS June Under Tack Show

Thu, 2024-06-06 12:59
There was a 15-way tie for fastest one-furlong breeze at the June 5 under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' June 2-Year-Olds & Horses of Racing Age Sale, but three juveniles broke the :21 mark for two furlongs to set themselves apart from the crowd.

Alva Starr Breaks $1 Million Career Earnings Mark

Thu, 2024-06-06 12:59
With Mychel Sanchez aboard, the 4-year-old daughter of Lord Nelson cut early fractions of :22.43 for the quarter-mile and :46.42 for the half-mile before completing the six furlongs in 1:13.10 over a fast main track.

'Breeders' Cup Bound' Trip for Two Contest Underway

Thu, 2024-06-06 12:59
Breeders' Cup announces the return of "Breeders' Cup Bound," an exciting online promotion that will grant one lucky fan and their guest a VIP experience at the Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 1-2 at Del Mar in Southern California.

Large Catalog Assembled for Tattersalls July Sale

Thu, 2024-06-06 12:59
More than 900 lots are cataloged for the Tattersalls July Sale, an event which has sourced the likes of 2023 Haydock Sprint Cup Stakes (G1) hero Regional and Bumbasina, dam of Australian group 1 winner Amelia's Jewel in recent years.

Blazing Sevens Back to Top Form Ahead of Met Mile

Thu, 2024-06-06 12:59
Blazing Sevens is back for his 4-year-old season and will enter the $1 million Metropolitan Handicap (G1) June 8 at Saratoga Race Course off a clear victory in an April 20 allowance-level race at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Brown Hoping New Bit, Rider Will Help Sierra Leone

Thu, 2024-06-06 12:59
Flavien Prat replaces Tyler Gaffalione, who rode the Gun Runner colt in all three of his races this year. And Sierra Leone will be equipped with a cage bit, designed to give the rider added control for left-to-right steering.

McPeek Surprised to Find Mystik Dan 3rd in Morning Line

Thu, 2024-06-06 12:59
When the morning line was announced for the June 8 Belmont Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course, Ken McPeek was a bit surprised that Mystik Dan was installed as the third choice at 5-1

Truesdale to Step Down From Jockey Club

Thu, 2024-06-06 12:59
Nevin Truesdale is to leave the Jockey Club by the end of the year after more than a decade with the organization, the last four of which have been spent as chief executive.

Brown Aims to Win a Home Game in Special Belmont Stakes

Thu, 2024-06-06 12:59
With last year's announcement that Belmont Park would be closed until the track is rebuilt and reopened in 2026 at the earliest, all of a sudden an impossible dream became possible for trainer Chad Brown.

Gargan Expecting a Bounce-Back Effort From Dornoch

Thu, 2024-06-06 12:59
Dornoch may be a 15-1 Belmont Stakes (G1) longshot in the eyes of everyone, except trainer Danny Gargan.

Ramjet Wins Tokyo Derby, Connections Eye World Travel

Wed, 2024-06-05 12:59
Look out world! Ramjet was a runaway winner in the Tokyo Derby June 5 on the Oi Racecourse dirt and his connections already are targeting not only a matchup with Kentucky Derby (G1) third Forever Young but also the big international races in 2025.

Louisiana Rescinds Two Controversial Medication Rules

Wed, 2024-06-05 12:59
The Louisiana Racing Commission voted unanimously June 4 to rescind two controversial, recently passed rules related to clenbuterol and methylprednisolone that would have significantly relaxed Thoroughbred medication rules in the state.

Charge It Takes Aim at Suburban Repeat for Whisper Hill

Wed, 2024-06-05 12:59
Whisper Hill Farm's Charge It will look to get back on track with a repeat victory in the $350,000 Suburban Stakes (G2) June 8 at Saratoga Race Course. The talented son of Tapit faces progressive 5-year-old Bendoog and stablemate Crupi.

Siskany Favored to Repeat in Belmont Gold Cup

Wed, 2024-06-05 12:59
Godolphin's Siskany is favored to repeat in the $250,000 Belmont Gold Cup (G2T) June 6 at Saratoga Race Course. He won the race last year at Belmont over The Grey Wizard, who opposes him again.

Cairo Consort Brings Record $820K at F-T June Digital

Wed, 2024-06-05 12:59
Graded stakes winner Cairo Consort topped the Fasig-Tipton June Digital sale and established a digital sale record when sold for $820,000 to Town and Country Racing from the consignment of Highgate Sales, agent.

Honor Marie Brings Beckman Back to New York

Wed, 2024-06-05 12:59
When it comes to major New York stakes, D. Whitworth "Whit" Beckman knows as well as anyone what goes into developing the kind of horses who win those races.

Gun Pilot Eyes Another Graded Stakes Win in True North

Wed, 2024-06-05 12:59
With scattered rain forecast for Saratoga beginning Thursday and continuing through the weekend, Gun Pilot may face an off-track, which he handled easily in an allowance/optional claiming race at Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots in January. 

West Coast Colt, Bucchero Filly Work :20 3/5 at OBS

Wed, 2024-06-05 12:59
The first of six under tack shows for the Ocala Breeders' Sales June 2-Year-Olds & Horses of Racing Age Sale was led by a West Coast colt and a Bucchero filly, who both worked two furlongs in :20 3/5 June 4.

Round 2 for Idiomatic, Pretty Mischievous in Phipps

Wed, 2024-06-05 12:59
A championship showdown looms in the older filly and mare dirt division for the second time in about five weeks.

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