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Ward Eyes Troy With Golden Pal, KY Downs for Campanelle

Thu, 2022-07-07 19:18
Wesley Ward has shaken off a winless Royal Ascot excursion and is looking to get back on track with crack sprinters Golden Pal and Campanelle, the highest-profiled of his five runners to travel across the pond this year.

Ellis Park Opens July 8, Marks 100-Year Anniversary

Thu, 2022-07-07 19:18
Following the July 4 conclusion of the spring meet at Churchill Downs, racing in Kentucky shifts July 8 to Ellis Park.

Shrewd Connections Snap Up Shadwell's Albasheer

Thu, 2022-07-07 18:18
The lightly raced 4-year-old (Lot 453) doesn't appear to have been the easiest to train having made just five starts over two seasons with Owen Burrows, but he has shown a high-class level of form nonetheless.

Cortez Enjoys Success With Audacious Quality

Thu, 2022-07-07 17:18
Cortez is the owner and trainer of Audacious Quality, the narrow 5-2 program favorite in the July 8 1 1/8-mile optional claiming allowance feature for Maryland-bred/sired horses on the Exceller turf course as live racing returns to Laurel Park.

Beshear Tabs Eads as KHRC Interim Executive Director

Thu, 2022-07-07 17:18
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Jamie Eads as the interim executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in a release issued July 7.

Sonny Henderson Horse Dispersal July 13-18 Online

Thu, 2022-07-07 17:18
Sam F. "Sonny" Henderson Horse Dispersal is online July 13-18 via Thoroughbred The Texas rancher and oilman has been involved in horse racing since the early 60s.

All Roses Between Dettori and Gosden With Reunion Win

Thu, 2022-07-07 15:18
It was quite literally all roses again between Frankie Dettori and John Gosden after their successful reunion in the listed Sir Henry Cecil Stakes at the July festival.

Breeders' Cup Launches New Digital Series

Thu, 2022-07-07 15:18
The Breeders' Cup launches the first episode of a monthly digital series, Breeders' Cup Challenge Rundown with Rosie, highlighting the best races from around the world that are part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series: Win and You're In.

Breeders' Cup Turf Victor Yibir Bounces Back in Style

Thu, 2022-07-07 15:18
Yibir sent his career earnings sailing past the $4.2 million mark with a dominant victory in the Princess of Wales's Close Brothers Stakes (G2) at Newmarket July 7.

Gaffalione Earns 8th Riding Title at Churchill Downs

Thu, 2022-07-07 15:18
Tyler Gaffalione's banner year continued at the end of Churchill Downs Spring/Summer meet where he earned his 8th leading rider title at the iconic track. He capped the week with 11 wins and was voted Jockey of the Week for June 27 through July 4.

Ramstad Retires After 44 Years at Louisiana Downs

Thu, 2022-07-07 14:17
Tuesday, July 5, was a bittersweet day for the entire team at Louisiana Downs as they bid farewell to longtime racing office official Russ Ramstad. Ramstad had served the Louisiana Downs racing office for 44 years.

New Exhibits Open at Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Thu, 2022-07-07 14:17
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will open two new exhibitions July 14, coinciding with opening day of the Saratoga Race Course summer meeting. The exhibits will be featured in the McBean Gallery and Stade Gallery.

Slow Down Andy Pursues Los Al Futurity, Derby Double

Thu, 2022-07-07 13:17
Reddam Racing's Slow Down Andy will try to accomplish something July 9 at Los Alamitos Race Course that no other horse has.

Record-Breaking Rihaam Tops Tatts July Sale Opener

Thu, 2022-07-07 13:17
A protracted bidding duel over a promising producer resulted in a new Tattersalls July Sale record July 6 as the Shadwell-consigned Rihaam was knocked down to Tom Goff of Blandford Bloodstock at $681,233.

Belterra Park Revives Cradle, Bassinet Stakes

Thu, 2022-07-07 11:17
The Cradle Stakes, at one time one of the top races in Ohio but dormant for more than a decade, will have a revival this summer at Belterra Park, the former River Downs.

IHRC Summarily Suspends Trainer Johnson, Vet Loomis

Thu, 2022-07-07 10:17
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has summarily suspended owner/trainer Marvin Johnson and veterinarian Dr. Cynthia Loomis for "actions not in the best interests of racing and which compromise the integrity of operations at a racetrack." 

Hawthorne Meeting Ran With No Catastrophic Breakdowns

Thu, 2022-07-07 10:17
Hawthorne Race Course spring-summer meeting came off without any catastrophic breakdowns in either racing or training.

NY Removes Temporary Steward Edict on Commissioners

Thu, 2022-07-07 10:17
Prior NY law required that a member of the state regulatory panel overseeing the industry would serve as a temporary race steward if the agency's appointed steward was absent or there was an inability to appoint either of the other two stewards.

O'Brien to Launch Operation at Saratoga This Summer

Thu, 2022-07-07 10:17
Joseph O'Brien has never been one to shy away from an international challenge and will break new ground this summer by establishing a small satellite operation from Saratoga Race Course in New York.

McPeek Seeks Upset With Butterbean in Iowa Oaks

Thu, 2022-07-07 10:17
Candy Raid, trained by Keith Desormeaux, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite. She's 0-for-3 in graded stakes but gets serious class relief after chasing 3-year-old filly standouts Nest and Secret Oath.