Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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In a new blog, the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation said Del Mar will adopt policies it believes will limit betting in its win pool from computer-assisted wagerers, beginning with its 2023 summer meet which opens in July.
Godolphin has a fine record in the Queen Anne Stakes (G1) with eight previous wins yet the operation's main trainer Charlie Appleby is yet to win the opening race of Royal Ascot.
Santa Anita Park's 28-day Hollywood Meeting ended on a high note June 18 as a robust on-track crowd of 18,633 Father's Day attendees contributed to an all-sources pari-mutuel handle of $17,104,124.
While their paper still faces peer review, a group of researchers have concluded that their study indicates a gene variation may contribute to catastrophic breakdown risk in horses.
The 2023 Godolphin Flying Start graduation ceremony took place in the Cape Cross Centre at Kildangan Stud in Ireland on the afternoon of June 16.
When a faulty sprinkler forced the Mighty Beau Stakes off the turf June 18 at Ellis Park, a three-way match race resulted in the $225,000 sprint, with the hard-knocking Necker Island coming out on top.
Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Peter Searles, and Patty Searles' New York-bred Ramblin' Wreck rallied from last-of-eight to claim a one-length victory in the June 18 $150,000 NYSSS Spectacular Bid at Belmont Park.
Planetario proved too much for the other five contenders in the field of the $100,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes (G3T) June 18, the final day of Santa Anita's spring meet.
Watching Hoosier Philly trackside at Ellis Park June 19 was Bill and Mary Stone along with Rod Ratcliff and his partner Denise Murray, all of whom make up Gold Standard Racing Stable which campaigns the Monomoy Girl Overnight Stakes victress.
The first foal out of Cheyenne Stables mare, Tapella keeps improving over a route of ground, Hoosier Philly, a daughter of Into Mischief, went gate to wire June 17 in the one-mile Monomoy Girl Overnight Stakes at Monmouth Park.
The Goffs London Sale prides itself on quality over quantity, and the June 19 renewal promises to deliver on that score with a line-up of Royal Ascot-bound lots, of whom a number are group and listed winners.
Blue Rose Cen lands her second French Classic after romping by four lengths in the June 18 Prix de Diane (G1).
Speaking June 13 at Horseshoe Indianapolis, National HBPA CEO Eric Hamelback encouraged the industry in its search to identify issues contributing to unsoundness and breakdowns to examine the Thoroughbred breeding and sales markets.
With heavily favored Mirahmadi commanding nearly all of the betting attention, Tranche led a field of four juveniles on a merry chase as he went on to romp by 7 1/4 lengths in the June 17 Fasig-Tipton Futurity Stakes at Santa Anita Park.
Petulante was unraced in stakes before competing in the $155,000 Salvator Mile (G3) June 17 at Monmouth Park, but his inexperience never showed in his race performance.
Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. has received permission from the New York Racing Association to enter and race at its tracks and have stalls at the upcoming Saratoga Race Course meet.
Catnip, the younger half brother to multiple graded stakes winner and millionaire Princess Grace, pounced on his competition in deep stretch to nab his first graded stakes victory in the $150,000 Monmouth Stakes (G3T) June 17 at Monmouth Park.
When you owned a mare as courageous and successful as Lady Eli, it can make questions about your best distaff runner a foregone conclusion. Yet for Jay Hanley that question is no longer a slam dunk.
Brad Cox had 13 different foals of 2020 that earned points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Now he has a new contender for the summer's top 3-year-old stakes in Salute the Stars, who won the $150,000 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park.
Ahead of the June 17 Monomoy Girl Overnight Stakes, Gold Standard Racing Stable's Hoosier Philly had yet to taste victory since November.