Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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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.
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 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.
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.
The 2022-24 Godolphin Flying Start trainees arrived at Kildangan Stud Aug. 15 to commence their two-year scholarship within the Thoroughbred industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.