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Bill Mott, who has done well shipping horses across country to Del Mar, is sending Speaker's Corner out for the Pat O'Brien Stakes (G2).
Three Diamonds Farm's Girl Dad made his dirt and stakes debut a winning one in the Aug. 24 $135,000 John's Call Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.
In a hearing appealing the disqualification of Medina Spirit from victory in the 2021 Kentucky Derby (G1), an expert witness for the KHRC testified on the effects and potential effects of corticosteroids in horses.
Don't blink when nine of the swiftest horses on the grounds at Saratoga Race Course are loaded into the starting gate for the eighth race at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 27. You might miss something.
As much as Saratoga Race Course has been known as "The Graveyard of Champions" for decades, the connections of the 6-year-old mare Letruska are hoping the Spa will be the site of the rejuvenation of a champion this weekend.
The grade 1 winner and millionaire was euthanized Aug. 23 during surgery due to complications from colic.
Only two rivals turned out to challenge a Chad Brown trio in the Ballston Spa Stakes (G2T) at Saratoga.
While plans for the overall stakes program have not been finalized, the 2023 race meet at Sam Houston will feature the inaugural running of the $100,000 Texas Thoroughbred Association Derby and Oaks for applicable TTA sales graduates.
The 55th WTBOA Summer Sale is in the books. Topping the venue at $85,000 was Hip 80, a colt from the first American crop of topnotch Irish stallion Sir Prancealot (IRE). Bred and consigned by Griffin Place he was purchased by PT Syndicate #11.
North America's reigning champion male sprinter, Jackie's Warrior, can join Saratoga Race Course legend Fourstardave as a six-time stakes winner at Saratoga Race Course with a victory in the $600,000 Forego Stakes (G1) Aug. 27.
The filly is a half sister to Florida champion Outfoxed.
Topping the pile Aug. 24 was the Night of Thunder filly out of Thiswaycadeaux from Tally-Ho Stud who brought £240,000 (US$283,049) after a six-figure tug of war between Richard Knight and Stuart Boman of Blandford Bloodstock.
Jockey Sonny Leon will be in Saratoga to ride Rich Strike in the Aug. 27 Travers (G1). He'll fly out of Florida on Saturday morning and his agent, Jeff Perrin, just hopes he doesn't have any flight delays.
The final days of the Saratoga Race Course meet will be a little less hectic for jockeys Irad Ortiz Jr. and Joel Rosario as three-racing-day careless riding suspensions for both riders were announced Aug. 24.
Sam Houston intends to run a shorter 43-day Thoroughbred meet when its season begins in January, Dwight Berube, the track's general manager and vice president of operations, told the Texas Racing Commission during its monthly meeting Aug. 24.
A classic Saratoga Springs downpour a day earlier wreaked havoc on the Aug. 24 card at Saratoga Race Course, forcing the cancellation of the day's steeplechase stakes and the moving of five other turf races to the main track.
Flightline holds a 32-vote lead over Life Is Good in the latest Longines Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings, a weekly rating of the top 10 horses in contention for the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Keeneland Nov. 5.
Co-owner Chester Thomas said he sees purses ready to boom in Louisiana from legalized sports betting and historical horse racing machines at the tracks.
Jockey Umberto Rispoli has an affinity for turf races at Del Mar. Specifically, turf stakes races. His two turf stakes wins added to his grass stakes victories this meet to earn Jockey of the Week honors for August 15 through August 21.