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The colt won his debut Aug. 22 gate to wire by five lengths at Parx Racing.
A total of 100 horses have been entered for the Aug. 26 New York Showcase Day at Saratoga Race Course for an 11-race card devoted to horses bred in the Empire State boasting six stakes worth a combined $1.25 million.
The new head of the New York State Gaming Commission promised regulators will soon be acting to improve housing conditions at racetrack backstretches in the state.
In a situation of happenstance, workers for Bill Mott would go to eat at a restaurant where Erma Scott worked 37 years ago. She asked Mott for a job, and never left. Now at the age of 70, Scott reflects on her time at the racetrack.
Lovacres Ranch will offer 31 broodmares or broodmare prospects, and seven horses of racing age during Fasig-Tipton's August Digital Sale Aug. 25-30.
The son of Scat Daddy entered stud this year at Rockridge Stud in New York.
It came down to the last race on the final day, but Laurel Park's summer meet came to a thrilling finish Aug. 21 with a new name and a couple of familiar ones at the top of the standings.
Great Escape added a win in graded stakes company to his record when he held off Red Knobs in the stretch to take the 1 1/4-mile Canadian Derby (G3) Aug. 20 at Century Mile Racetrack and Casino.
Moira, a daughter of Ghostzapper, became the 38th filly to win the Queen's Plate and 10th since 1956.
After a nightmare start cost him all chance in the July 9 Indiana Derby (G3), Lucky Seven Stable's Rattle N Roll was away from the gate cleanly this time in the $250,000 St. Louis Derby, motoring home a 4 1/2-length winner Aug. 21.
Stonestreet Stables' Love Reigns provided trainer Wesley Ward with a record-extending fifth victory in the $150,000 Bolton Landing Stakes, a 5 1/2-furlong turf race for juvenile fillies, Aug. 21 at Saratoga Race Course.
Commentator, Fio Rito, Fourstardave, Funny Cide, and Tiz the Law will be honored at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 26.
It's going to take a few more dazzling performances like her Aug. 21 romp in the Sorority Stakes for Vedareo to come close to the accomplishments of her champion half sister, but the 2-year-old filly appears to be on her way.
The day after Nest's smashing victory in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (G1), trainer Todd Pletcher was more impressed with his 3-year-old filly than he was on race day.
A champion in Brazil with two losses in America, Filo Di Arianna improved to 4-for-4 in Canada Aug. 21 at Woodbine in capturing the CA$213,6000 King Edward Stakes (G2T) by two lengths over Harlan Estate.
West Point Thoroughbreds gets 1,000th career win when Phantom Smoke wins second race at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 21. First win came in 1991 at Philadelphia Park, now known as Parx Racing.
Last year's Lexus Melbourne Cup (G1) heroine Verry Elleegant disappointed on her European debut, finishing last of seven runners in the Prix Jean Romanet (G1) that was won by the Richard Hannon-trained Aristia Aug. 21 at Deauville.
A foot abscess forces Dwyer Stakes (G3) winner Charge It to miss the Aug. 27 Travers Stakes (G1). The Whisper Hill Farm runner will point toward the Sept. 24 Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx Racing.
On Aug. 20, the day before the Queen's Plate Stakes at Woodbine, horseplayers on-track and via simulcast and advance-deposit wagering put more than $7.2 million through the betting windows on the Canadian product.
Ten—and possibly 11—of the 16 horses that won stakes at Kentucky Downs last year are scheduled to return for the upcoming meet, which runs seven days between Sept. 1-14.