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Stradivarius Attempts Fourth Lonsdale Cup Title

Thu, 2022-08-18 19:27
The roof will probably come off the County Stand if Stradivarius can win the Lonsdale Cup (G2) because the Yorkshire crowd have embraced him as one of their own, but he probably faces his stiffest task at the track yet.

Old Friends Initiates Sculpture Honoring Medina Spirit

Thu, 2022-08-18 19:27
The sculpture, sponsored by the Baffert family, will be crafted from the dying stump of the nearly 100-year sycamore tree on the farm's property, and will pay tribute to graded stakes winner Medina Spirit, whose remains are buried at Old Friends.

Keeneland Supplements Book 1 With Three Fillies

Thu, 2022-08-18 19:27
Keeneland has announced that three fillies—daughters of Gun Runner, Speightstown, and Uncle Mo—have been supplemented to the 2022 September Yearling Sale and are scheduled to sell Sept. 13 on the second day of Book 1.

Laurel Alters Training Schedules for Maintenance     

Thu, 2022-08-18 19:27
The Maryland Jockey Club has announced changes to the training schedule at Laurel Park to accommodate a maintenance project on the main track that is expected to take one week. 

2022-24 Godolphin Flying Start Program Underway

Thu, 2022-08-18 19:27
The 2022-24 Godolphin Flying Start trainees arrived at Kildangan Stud Aug. 15 to commence their two-year scholarship within the Thoroughbred industry. 

Brown Arrested on 'Obstruction of Breathing' Charge

Thu, 2022-08-18 19:27
Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad Brown was arrested Aug. 17 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on a misdemeanor charge of criminal obstruction of breathing, the Saratoga Springs Police Department said Aug. 18.

Robin Sparkles Looks to Add Smart N Fancy Win to Resume

Thu, 2022-08-18 19:27
Michael Schrader's New York-bred Robin Sparkles will look to add to her Saratoga Race Course success when facing eight others in the Aug. 20 $150,000 Smart N Fancy, a 5 1/2-furlong sprint for fillies and mares 4-years-old and upward.

Spendarella to Meet D'Amato Irish-breds in Del Mar Oaks

Thu, 2022-08-18 19:27
Following a second in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot, New York-bred Spendarella, a two-time U.S. stakes winner trained by Graham Motion, will tackle the Del Mar Oaks.

Nest, Secret Oath Ready to Rumble in the Alabama

Thu, 2022-08-18 19:27
Secret Oath beat Nest in the Kentucky Oaks. Nest beat Secret Oath in the Coaching Club American Oaks. The Aug. 20 Alabama will be the rubber match and could decide the 3-year-old filly championship.