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Jack Christopher Maintains Sprint Perfection in Jerkens

Sat, 2022-08-27 19:59
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.

Flightline Effortless in Final Pacific Classic Drill

Sat, 2022-08-27 19:59
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 Impressive in Career Debut at Saratoga

Sat, 2022-08-27 19:59
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 Goes Gate-to-Wire in Ballston Spa

Sat, 2022-08-27 19:59
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 Upsets Champion Jackie's Warrior in Forego

Sat, 2022-08-27 19:59
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).

Different Paths Loom for Disarm, Echo Again

Sat, 2022-08-27 19:59
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 Lands $1M Charles Town Classic

Sat, 2022-08-27 19:59
Art Collector shakes off challenge from undefeated local runner to win the $1 million Charles Town Classic (G2) for the second straight year.

Society Streaks to Stakes Record in Charles Town Oaks

Sat, 2022-08-27 19:59
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).

Bossmakinbossmoves Upsets Albany Stakes on NY-Bred Day

Sat, 2022-08-27 19:59
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.

Prominent International Sire More Than Ready Dies at 25

Fri, 2022-08-26 19:54
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.

Foot Injury Keeps Little Big Bear on Sidelines

Fri, 2022-08-26 19:54
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.

Tornadic Tops Arqana August Online Sale

Fri, 2022-08-26 19:54
Stakes-placed in his last start, son of Toronado sells for €150,000 (US$149,382) to Youssef Mohammed Alturaif (YMT Farm).

Not This Time Well Represented in Saratoga's Travers

Fri, 2022-08-26 19:54
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.

Maple Leaf Mel Shines for Parcells on Day for NY-Breds

Fri, 2022-08-26 19:54
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.

Peters Eyes First 2022 Group 1 Win with Western Empire

Fri, 2022-08-26 19:54
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.

Rich Strike Jockey Leon Now Scheduled to Arrive Aug. 26

Fri, 2022-08-26 19:54
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.

Ontario Racing Provides Sales Credit Update

Fri, 2022-08-26 19:54
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.

Edgeway, Private Mission Regroup in Rancho Bernardo

Fri, 2022-08-26 19:54
While champion Ce Ce is away, six female sprinters will play in the $150,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (G3) at Del Mar Aug. 28.

Colt from Family of Newgate Joins Keeneland September

Fri, 2022-08-26 19:54
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 to Equistar Training and Breeding in PA

Fri, 2022-08-26 19:54
Brody's Cause has been acquired by Rodney Eckenrode to stand at Equistar Training and Breeding in Annville, Pa., in 2023 for $3,500.

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