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Giannelli Testifies, Wanted to 'Tell My Story'

Thu, 2022-05-05 01:26
During three hours of questioning by her attorney Louis Fasulo, Giannelli, who admitted being nervous when her testimony began, told the jury that it was never her intention to defraud any racing commissions.

Big Invasion, Top Gunner Shine May 4 at Churchill Downs

Thu, 2022-05-05 01:26
William Walker Stakes winner Big Invasion and St. Matthews Overnight Stakes victor Top Gunner ran out impressive performances May 4 at Churchill Downs.

May 7 Belmont Card Includes Grade 2 Turf Stakes

Thu, 2022-05-05 01:26
While the focus of the racing world on May 7 will be on Churchill Downs in Kentucky, New York racing fans will be served an appetizer of three graded stakes at Belmont Park, two of them on the turf.

Greatest Honour Looks to Regain Form in Westchester

Thu, 2022-05-05 01:26
Meanwhile, another challenger, Cody's Wish, enters from his game runner-up effort in the Challenger Stakes (G3) for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott. A Godolphin homebred, Cody's Wish has never finished off the board in seven lifetime starts. 

Zozos Brings Butzows Full Circle to Kentucky Derby

Thu, 2022-05-05 01:26
The Butzows have remained strong supporters of Canterbury Park and although their 11 broodmares currently reside at Woodline Farms in Paris, Ky., they continue to purchase Minnesota-breds every year so they can watch their charges run live.

Island of Love and Lucky Girl Renew Rivalry in Senorita

Thu, 2022-05-05 01:26
A pair of talented Irish-breds, Phil D'Amato's Island of Love and the Richard Baltas-trained Lucky Girl, will meet for the third time as they head a field of six sophomore fillies going one mile on turf in the May 7 $100,000 Senorita Stakes (G3T).

O'Donnell on Cloud Nine After Sale-Topping Pierro Filly

Thu, 2022-05-05 01:26
Mike O'Donnell was sporting a million-dollar smile after Day One of the Inglis Australian Weanling Sale, having raked in more than AU$1.2 million at the Sydney foal sale where his Fairhill Farm operation set a new stud record price of AU$283,920.

FTBOA's Powell Selected for National AHC Van Ness Honor

Thu, 2022-05-05 01:26
The AHC will honor the equine industry's brightest leaders at its annual meeting and national issues forum June 7 at the AHC Conference in Washington, D.C., with the presentation of the Van Ness Award, the Hickey Award, and the Rolapp Award.

Hurricane Debbie Takes On Boys in Kentucky Juvenile

Thu, 2022-05-05 01:26
Hurricane Debbie, an eight-length winner upon debut April 14 at Keeneland, heads a field of a dozen 2-year-olds for the $200,000 Kentucky Juvenile Stakes May 5 going five furlongs on the main track at Churchill Downs.

Upstart Share Sold at Keeneland April Sale Approved

Thu, 2022-05-05 01:26
Keeneland officials have confirmed that the sale of the share in Upstart, sold to Mike Freeny for $450,000 at the April Horses of Racing Age Sale April 29, has been approved by the syndicate.  

Tattersalls Ireland Announces New Sapphire Sale

Thu, 2022-05-05 01:26
The all-new Tattersalls Ireland Sapphire Sale will take place at Fairyhouse Nov. 12. The newly branded Sapphire Sale will comprise flat bred foals, yearlings, and breeding stock and will replace the November Flat Foal and Breeding Stock Sale.

Diamond Oops Sets Sights On Turf Sprint Feat

Thu, 2022-05-05 01:26
Diamond Oops has his sights set on accomplishing something no horse has ever done: become the first two-time winner of the 5 1/2-furlong $500,000 Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G2T) May 6.

Churchill Welcomes Back Capacity Kentucky Derby Crowd

Thu, 2022-05-05 01:26
This year's Kentucky Derby (G1) will have a more familiar feel to it when the 148th edition takes place, as Churchill Downs will welcome back a capacity crowd for the first time since 2019.

T.I.P. Non-Competition Award Applications Available

Thu, 2022-05-05 01:26
Applications for The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program's two annual awards, the Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the Young Rider of the Year Award, are now available online at tjctip.com. Applications are due June 30, 2022. 

Long Branch, Fixed Odds Highlight Monmouth Opener

Thu, 2022-05-05 01:26
Gotham Stakes (G3) runner-up Dean's List heads a field of eight 3-year-olds for the $100,000 Long Branch Stakes that headlines an eight-race card for opening day of Monmouth Park's 77th season May 7.

Matareya Could Be Vulnerable Favorite in Eight Belles

Thu, 2022-05-05 01:26
Brad Cox trains the Godolphin-owned daughter of Pioneerof the Nile, who has the pedigree of a distance horse but has done her best racing around one turn. Cox thinks she can stretch out down the road but will keep her in sprints for now.

Brown Trio Leads the Charge in Edgewood Stakes

Thu, 2022-05-05 01:26
Trainer Chad Brown will have three chances May 6 to capture what has been an elusive victory in the $500,000 Edgewood Stakes (G2T) on Kentucky Oaks Day at Churchill Downs.

Crown Pride, Taiba Get Final Derby Sharpeners

Thu, 2022-05-05 01:26
Crown Pride worked four furlongs in :46 3/5 and out five furlongs in 1:00 under jockey Christophe Lemaire, who has the mount in the May 7 Kentucky Derby (G1), while Joel Rosario was up on Taiba for a three-furlong blowout.

Olympiad Goes for Gold in Alysheba

Thu, 2022-05-05 01:26
The eight-horse Alysheba Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs May 6 includes grade 1 winners Max Player and Happy Saver, plus Olympiad, whose stellar recent form suggests he has the potential to succeed at the highest stakes level.

Lukas Video Steals Show at Derby Trainers' Dinner

Thu, 2022-05-05 01:26
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas' video, in which he humorously feigns despair about not getting into this year's Kentucky Derby (G1), brought the house down during the KTA's annual Derby Trainers' Dinner May 3 in Louisville. Spoiler alert: His horse got in.

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