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The sensation that is Faiza looks to get back on track in the Sept. 2 Torrey Pines (G3) for 3-year-old fillies at Del Mar. A winner of her first five starts, the Girvin filly disappointed last time out in the Black Eyed Susan Stakes (G2).
John Carey bred and consigned the sale-topper at the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society Ontario's Premier Yearling Sale at Woodbine Aug. 30.
An executive from Tampa Bay Downs said the Florida track largely avoided flooding and sustained no damage from the Aug. 30 arrival of Hurricane Idalia that impacted other parts of the state, including Tampa Bay.
The Jockey Club announced Aug. 31 the election of seven new members: Gary Fenton, Eric Gustavson, Bret Jones, Jane Lyon, Michael Mulvihill, David O'Rourke, and Mandy Pope.
Normally in a New York graded turf stakes for fillies and mares, the numbers favor trainer Chad Brown. Yet in the Sept. 2 Flower Bowl Stakes (G2T), it's trainer Christophe Clement who has quantity on his side.
Trainer Phil D'Amato holds a strong hand with three entries in the Sept. 2 Del Mar Handicap (G2T), a "Win and You're In" for the Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T).
James S. Karp's Magic Cross outdueled Takemetothebeach en route to a prominent score in the Aug. 30 off-the-turf $150,000 P.G. Johnson, contested at one-mile out of the Wilson Chute for juvenile fillies, at Saratoga Race Course.
Shoemaker Mile (G1T), Eddie Read Stakes (G2T), and Wickerr Stakes competitors to battle each other at a mile on turf as part of Pacific Classic (G1) undercard.
Iowa owner-trainer Dick Clark has been sentenced by the Horseracing Integrity and Welfare Unit to five 18-month suspensions and five fines of $12,500 for a series of equine drug violations.
Silverton Hill's Jersey Pearl will look to secure her first career stakes win when she battles Dazzling Blue and three other 3-year-old fillies in the Sept. 2 Prioress Stakes (G2) at six furlongs on the main track at Saratoga Race Course.
It was going to be extremely difficult—if not downright impossible—for the older male distance division to produce a star as bright as 2022 Horse of the Year Flightline. So it's not really shocking that after such a year of dominance parity rules.
The New York Racing Association announced Aug. 30 that veteran jockey Junior Alvarado is the winner of the 2023 Mike Venezia Memorial Award.
Rumors had been circling around the Australian racing industry about Damien Oliver's impending retirement for weeks, with the jockey's announcement Aug. 30 confirming his intention to quit the saddle.
A total of 355 lots found a buyer at the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale for a healthy clearance rate of 86%, yielding a turnover of £16,262,000 (US$20,680,223), a 2% year-on-year increase.
Rain dampened another day of racing at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 30 as wet conditions forced five races to be moved from the turf course to the main track and the cancellation of a steeplechase race.
The New York Racing Association has announced that the NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 bonus will be increased to $3 million on Sept. 3.
The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation is pleased to award $44,000 in grants to seven organizations.
Geaux Rocket Ride, Arabian Knight, and Skinner will each try to become the sixth 3-year-old to win the $1 million Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar.
It did not take long for Samuel Marin to introduce himself as a jockey in the United States. Now the 22-year-old Venezuela native is hoping his recent flurry of wins at Monmouth Park will start leading to bigger races in his second summer in America.
Blue Rose Farm's Arcangelo, winner of the Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course, has ascended to the top spot in the latest Longines Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings, while the Travers runner-up, Disarm, has joined the top 10 for the first time.