Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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Rebounding from his first defeat when third in the 1 1/8-mile Haskell (G1), Jack Christopher improved to 5-for-5 in one-turn races with an decisive victory over Gunite in the $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial Stakes (G1) at the Spa Aug. 27.
Numerous contenders for the Sept. 3 Pacific Classic Stakes (G1) breezed at Del Mar Aug. 27, led by Flightline, the top-rated dirt horse in the world.
Verifying, a son of Justify, won his debut at Saratoga Aug. 27 at odds of 4-5 for trainer Brad Cox and jockey Joel Rosario. He won the six-furlong race by 1 3/4 lengths.
Technical Analysis controlled the pace and had more to give when called upon Aug. 27 in the $388,000 Ballston Spa Stakes (G2T) at Saratoga Race Course.
Cody's Wish foiled Jackie's Warrior's bid to join Fourstardave as a six-time stakes winner at Saratoga Race Course with a last-to-first victory Aug. 27 in the $600,000 Forego Stakes (G1).
Having a pair of impressive 2-year-old winners at Saratoga Race Course is surely a joyous situation for the connections. Yet it does create some logistical dilemmas.
Art Collector shakes off challenge from undefeated local runner to win the $1 million Charles Town Classic (G2) for the second straight year.
No Nest and a cutback to seven furlongs resulted in a resounding victory from Peter Blum Thoroughbreds' Society in the Aug. 26 $500,000 Charles Town Oaks (G3).
Jockey Jose Ortiz won a trio of races Aug. 26 on New York Showcase Day at Saratoga Race Course, an 11-race card devoted to horses bred in the Empire State boasting six stakes worth a combined $1.25 million.
WinStar Farm's son of Southern Halo has sired 216 stakes winners and 13 champions worldwide. More Than Ready shuttled to Australia for 19 consecutive seasons, more than any other stallion. He was euthanized at 25 due to the infirmities of old age.
Longines Irish Champions Weekend has been dealt a blow with the news that superstar juvenile Little Big Bear is likely to miss the National Stakes (G1) while recovering from a foot injury.
Stakes-placed in his last start, son of Toronado sells for €150,000 (US$149,382) to Youssef Mohammed Alturaif (YMT Farm).
Travers morning-line favorite Epicenter and Ain't Life Grand share the same sire in Not This Time, who has emerged as a top stallion.
For Bill Parcells, who recently turned 81, there was no better place to spend the early afternoon of Aug. 26 than Saratoga Race Course, watching his 2-year-old New York-bred filly Maple Leaf Mel become a stakes winner.
Perth's Bob Peters will seek his first group 1 of 2022 and the new era of his vast racing and breeding operation when the aptly named Western Empire contests the Memsie Stakes (G1) at Caulfield Racecourse.
After riding at Gulfstream Park Friday, jockey Sonny Leon is now expected to fly to Saratoga Springs, N.Y. after the card. It was originally thought he would wait until Saturday to travel to the Spa.
Owners of Ontario-breds are advised to check the Thoroughbred Improvement Program website for a list of sales credits eligible to be used on a yearling at the Canadian Premier Yearling Sale.
While champion Ce Ce is away, six female sprinters will play in the $150,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (G3) at Del Mar Aug. 28.
A Speightstown colt who is a half brother to grade 2 winner My Majestic Rose and from the family of impressive juvenile maiden winner Newgate has been supplemented to the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, Keeneland announced Aug. 26.
Brody's Cause has been acquired by Rodney Eckenrode to stand at Equistar Training and Breeding in Annville, Pa., in 2023 for $3,500.