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Finger Lakes Adoption Program Receives TCA Grant

Fri, 2022-09-02 20:24
Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program was recently advised by the Thoroughbred Charities of America that it would be receiving a 2022 grant in support of FLTAP's work to transition equine athletes off the racetrack.

Drafted's Owners Appeal $26K Purse DQ From Forego

Fri, 2022-09-02 20:24
The owners of the sprinter Drafted have filed an appeal over a $26,000 loss of purse due to a riding-crop infraction from jockey Luis Rodriguez Castro in riding the gelding to a fifth-place finish in the Aug. 27 Forego Stakes (G1) at Saratoga.

Pletcher Gives the Nod to Flightline in Pacific Classic

Fri, 2022-09-02 20:24
Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher will watch the Pacific Classic (G1) and believes Flightline will be the winner of the big race at Del Mar.

Despite Whitney Flop, Olympiad Still Getting Respect

Fri, 2022-09-02 20:24
Despite a no-show performance in the Whitney Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course earlier in the meet, Olympiad is getting plenty of respect in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) at the Spa.

Desert Dawn's Presence Lights Up Torrey Pines

Fri, 2022-09-02 20:24
Desert Dawn, second vs. older fillies and mares in the Aug. 6 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (G1) at Del Mar, is back with fillies in her own 3-year-old age group in the $125,000 Torrey Pines Stakes (G3) Sept. 4.

Kingman Colt Headlines Baden-Baden Sale

Fri, 2022-09-02 20:24
The Fahrhof-bred Kingman colt provoked an international bidding battle between agents Jason Litt and Michael Donohoe at the BBAG Yearling Sale Sept. 2 with Solis/Litt striking the decisive blow at €450,000 (US$449,428).

Nest's Little Brother Shows He Can Run, Too

Fri, 2022-09-02 20:24
Trainer Todd Pletcher already has the best 3-year-old filly in the land in his barn in the imposing Nest, winner of the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) and Alabama (G1) at Saratoga. It looks like her little brother can run a bit, too. L

Arc Remains the Goal for Aussie Star Verry Elleegant

Fri, 2022-09-02 20:24
Francis Graffard is looking forward to getting back on track with Melbourne Cup (G1) heroine Verry Elleegant, with an appearance at ParisLongchamp on Arc Trials day the target for the 11-time group 1 winner. 

Emaraaty Ana Looks to Post Repeat Sprint Cup Win

Fri, 2022-09-02 20:24
Emaraaty Ana's performance in last month's Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) was exactly what connections had hoped to see prior to his bid to land a second running of the Sprint Cup (G1).

Unanimous Consent, Royal Patronage Lead Virginia Derby

Fri, 2022-09-02 20:24
Eleven 3-year-old turf horses were entered in the 19th running of the $300,000 New Kent County Virginia Derby (G3T), the pinnacle of a stakes-laden card at Colonial Downs Sept. 6.

Grand Sonata in Dueling Grounds Derby Shootout

Fri, 2022-09-02 20:24
Graded stakes winners Grand Sonata and Ready to Purrform head an overflow field for the $750,000 Dueling Grounds Derby (G3T) Sept. 4 at Kentucky Downs.

Pearce Suspended 1,950 Days for Clenbuterol Positives

Fri, 2022-09-02 20:24
Parx Racing-based trainer Penny Pearce, suspended 1,950 days and fined $23,500 by Pennsylvania stewards Aug. 29 after six out-of-competition tests detected the presence of clenbuterol in her horses, will appeal, attorney Alan Pincus said Sept. 2.

Law Professor Schools Rivals in Tapit Stakes

Fri, 2022-09-02 20:24
Returning to the turf after a nearly five-month layoff and under the tutelage of a new trainer, New York-based Rob Atras, Law Professor earned his degree on opening day at Kentucky Downs Sept. 1 in the $394,000 Tapit Stakes.

Be Your Best Rides the Rail to P. G. Johnson Win

Fri, 2022-09-02 20:24
Michael J. Ryan's Irish homebred Be Your Best surged up the rail to win her stakes debut in the Sept. 1 $150,000 P. G. Johnson, a 1 1/16-mile inner turf test for juvenile fillies, at Saratoga Race Course.

Be Your Best Runs Rides the Rail to P. G. Johnson Win

Thu, 2022-09-01 20:16
Michael J. Ryan's Irish homebred Be Your Best surged up the rail to win her stakes debut in the Sept. 1 $150,000 P. G. Johnson, a 1 1/16-mile inner turf test for juvenile fillies, at Saratoga Race Course.

Party Still Going Following Big Albany Win

Thu, 2022-09-01 20:16
If you were at Saratoga Aug. 26, you saw quite the party in the winner's circle after the $250,000 Albany was run. The connections of Bossmakinbossmoves were more than a little bit excited after their New York-bred won the 1 1/8-mile race.

Temple City Terror Took Awhile to Find Winner's Circle

Thu, 2022-09-01 20:16
Trainer Brendan Walsh is confident that his 6-year-old mare Temple City Terror will run her race in the Flower Bowl (G2T). She has come a long way since her early days when it took her 10 starts to break her maiden.

Casse Hopes for a Wild Ride in Spa's Spinaway

Thu, 2022-09-01 20:16
Trainer Mark Casse's Wonder Wheel has been impressive in her first two career starts. He's hoping that will carry over when the daughter of Into Mischief takes on nine other 2-year-old fillies in the Spinaway (G1) at Saratoga.

Former PTHA Executive Director Ballezzi Dies at 76

Thu, 2022-09-01 20:16
Michael P. Ballezzi served as the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association's executive director for 25 years prior to his retirement last year. Ballezzi, age 76, died Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Park Honoring Secretariat to be Built in Paris, KY

Thu, 2022-09-01 20:16
The park is a homage to Secretariat's career as the most famous Thoroughbred in history. The project will be completed on Nov. 11, 2023—exactly 50 years after Secretariat arrived at Claiborne Farm for his breeding career.

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