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Coolmore Comes Out on Top for Justify Colt

Mon, 2022-08-08 21:11

The Coolmore contingent has to be happy with the hot start Triple Crown winner Justify has had with his first 2-year-olds, and the operation continued to support its young stallion Monday in Saratoga when landing hip 78 for $1.1 million. Michael Wallace was credited as agent for Coolmore's M.V. Magnier. The colt, consigned by Warrendale Sales, Agent IV, was bred in Pennsylvania by Blackstone Farm. He is half to stakes winner Ledecka (Tiznow).

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Uncle Mo Colt First to Seven Figures

Mon, 2022-08-08 20:57

An Uncle Mo colt already named Stop the Press made news Monday evening when garnering a winning bid of $1.5 million at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale from West Point Thoroughbreds and Woodford Racing. Consigned by Lane's End, agent as hip 68 on behalf of Jane Lyon's Summer Wind Equine, the Mar. 25 foal is a grandson of MGSW India (Hennessy), making his Tapit dam a half to Japanese MGISW Mozu Ascot (Frankel {GB}). He hails from the family of highest-level winners Rahy's Attorney, To Honor and Serve, Angela Renee, et al. Summer Wind will reportedly stay in on the colt. West Point, Woodford and Summer Wind are among the ownership group that campaign unbeaten 'TDN Rising Star' and leading older horse Flightline (Tapit), who was also bred by Summer Wind and cost $1 million at this auction in 2019.

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Into Mischief Filly Overcomes Antics to Take Adirondack

Sun, 2022-08-07 15:14

Holy Cow Stable's Naughty Gal (Into Mischief) certainly lived up to her name Sunday at Saratoga, as she took the GII Adirondack S. despite bearing out badly in the stretch. Bidding to increase legendary trainer D. Wayne Lukas's record wins in this race to seven, the 7-5 favorite broke well and tugged Luis Saez up to take a narrow lead through an opening quarter in :22.46. She started trying to get out midway along the bend, but remained several lengths clear as she posted a :46.15 half. Out in the middle of the track at the top of the lane, she re-rallied to fend off maiden Janis Joplin (California Chrome) and hit another gear late to prevail by 2 1/2 lengths in 1:18.97. Janis Joplin just held second from Sabra Tough (Cross Traffic).

“Pretty good trip. She broke from there pretty clean and took the lead, controlled the pace,” Saez said. “She was a little green. At the three-eighths, her ear was back and forth looking at something and [she] got a little lost, but she kept running and going. She gave me another gear and ran good.”

Fourth on debut at Churchill June 10 behind two other next-out graduates, Naughty Gal–a $350,000 OBS March acquisition off a :20 4/5 breeze–broke through by nine emphatic lengths back under the Twin Spires July 4. She was flattered when the runner-up from that heat came back to score a week ago.

“She's never been on this racetrack. It was her first time stepping foot on it,” noted 86-year-old Lukas. “She always would train on the Oklahoma track, so that's one thing. But I think what happened was [Luis Saez] didn't want to be down on the inside or on the rail. He said the rail is not the place to be. Looking at it and thinking about it, I think what happened [when she went wide in the turn] was he came off the turn and decided to go wide and suddenly figured he was a lot wider than he wanted to be. I think it probably made it worse than it was.”

This was the Hall of Famer's first graded stakes winner at Saratoga since Sporting Chance (Tiznow)–green himself in the stretch–took the 2017 GI Hopeful S. He won four straight Adirondacks from 1985 to 1988, but not since 2005 when scoring with eventual Eclipse winner Folklore.

Lukas's current class of 2-year-old fillies also includes GIII Schuylerville S. runner-up Summer Promise (Uncle Mo).

“This one will probably go to Keeneland [for the GI Darley Alcibades S. Oct. 7] or the [Sept. 17 GIII] Pocahontas at Churchill Downs.”

He continued, “I thought I did a poor job with Summer Promise. I didn't have her tight enough and I underestimated how this track is. I think I got her beat, but we'll try to correct that in the [Sept. 4 GI] Spinaway. This one here [Naughty Gal], we pointed for and got a little smarter about what we were going to do. We put a couple of five-eighths [breezes] in her and it paid off.”

Sunday, Saratoga
ADIRONDACK S.-GIII, $194,000, Saratoga, 8-7, 2yo, f, 6 1/2f, 1:18.97, ft.
1–NAUGHTY GAL, 120, f, 2, by Into Mischief
                1st Dam: Conway Two Step (SW, $102,605), by Spanish Steps
                2nd Dam: Nancy's Glitter, by Glitterman
                3rd Dam: Starfire Voyage, by Fire Dancer
Wlg '20 FTKNOV; $240,000 RNA Ylg '21 KEESEP; $350,000 2yo
'22 OBSMAR). O-Holy Cow Stable, LLC; B-Loren Nichols (FL);
T-D. Wayne Lukas; J-Luis Saez. $110,000. Lifetime Record:
3-2-0-0, $148,735. Werk Nick Rating: A+.
Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Janis Joplin, 118, f, 2, California Chrome–Seeking the Blue, by
Arch. ($25,000 Ylg '21 KEESEP; $28,000 RNA 2yo '22 OBSAPR).
O-Gary Barber; B-Virginia Kraft Payson (KY); T-Mark E. Casse.
3–Sabra Tuff, 120, f, 2, Cross Traffic–Cactus Cadillac, by Cactus
Ridge. 1ST GRADED BLACK TYPE. ($38,000 RNA Ylg '21
LTBSYM). O-Valene Farms LLC; B-Tom Curtis & Wayne Simpson
(LA); T-Dallas Stewart. $24,000.
Margins: 2HF, HD, 8. Odds: 1.45, 7.30, 4.60.
Also Ran: Apple Picker, Damaso, Promise of Hope.
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Pedigree Notes:

The first mention of Naughty Gal came in the pages of the TDN before she had ever even sold at auction. When breeder Loren Nichols sold an $875,000 Into Mischief colt at the 2020 Keeneland September sale (eventual maiden special weight winner So Determined), he said “I've got a real special [Into Mischief] filly at home who's going to be in the November sale. We're excited about that one–she's better than this one.”

See Nichols Rides Into Mischief Train to Big Score for more.

While Naughty Gal “only” fetched $200,000 at Fasig-Tipton November, she clearly proved her breeder's high opinion of her right on Sunday.

Nichols bought stakes-winning dam Conway Two Step for just $11,000 at the 2013 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. The pedigree page grew fuller when a half to Conway Two Step produced MGISW Miss Temple City (Temple City) and her full-sister GSW Pricedtoperfection. A previous full-brother to Naughty Gal fetched $475,000 across the street as a yearling.

More recently, Conway Two Step has a yearling filly by Malibu Moon and a foal filly by Omaha Beach. She was bred to Into Mischief's son Practical Joke for 2023. A Majesticperfection half-sister to Conway Two Step has a 2-year-old filly by Goldencents (Into Mischief) who brought $400,000 at OBS April from Alex and JoAnn Lieblong.

Naughty Gal becomes black-type winner 112 and graded winner number 52 for her incomparable sire, who was of course represented Saturday by three stakes winners including GI Whitney S. hero Life Is Good. She is the first graded winner and fourth stakes winner out of a mare by Spanish Steps, a full-brother to Unbridled's Song previously best known as the sire of 2012 GI Breeders' Cup Turf winner Little Mike.

The Into Mischief–Unbridled cross has produced champion Covfefe and GI Kentucky Derby winner Mandaloun.

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Spendthrift Acquires Cyberknife’s Breeding Rights

Sun, 2022-08-07 14:11

Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding rights to recent GI Haskell Invitational S. winner and GI Arkansas Derby winner Cyberknife (Gun Runner–Awesome Flower, by Flower Alley). The Gold Square LLC colorbearer will stand at the Lexington, KY farm at the conclusion of his racing career.

“We are grateful to [owner] Al Gold and his team for allowing us to acquire the stallion rights to such an exciting horse as Cyberknife,” said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift general manager. “Gun Runner has certainly asserted himself as a serious sire with his first crop, and Cyberknife is his only multiple Grade I-winning son, having impressively won two of America's biggest million-dollar Grade Is for 3-year-olds–the Arkansas Derby and Haskell.”

Toffey added, “Cyberknife is a very good-looking, very athletic colt, and I know their team believes that he is only getting better. He will be a wonderful addition to our roster when his racing career is over. In the meantime, we very much look forward to seeing what Cyberknife can accomplish on the track.”

Conditioned by Brad Cox, the $400,000 FTKSEL yearling scored a breakout victory in the Apr. 2 Arkansas Derby, and bounced back from a wide trip in the GI Kentucky Derby to annex Churchill's Matt Winn S. June 12. He set a Monmouth track record of 1:46.24 for nine panels when besting highest-level winners Taiba (Gun Runner) and Jack Christopher (Munnings) in the July 23 Haskell.

“I'm excited about teaming with Spendthrift on Cyberknife, and I look forward to watching him have a productive stallion career,” said Gold. “Cyberknife is a very athletic, tractable colt. You saw [jockey] Florent [Geroux] use him at multiple points to be able to make the winning move in the Haskell, which produced one of the fastest Ragozin numbers by any 3-year-old. We are very excited about him in the [Aug. 27 GI Runhappy] Travers and further down the road in the Breeders' Cup Classic.”

Cyberknife returned to the worktab Saturday, breezing a half at Saratoga in :49.96 (73/104).

“Cyberknife has always been a tremendous talent from day one, and he's continued to get better as a 3-year-old,” said trainer Brad Cox.

One of five Grade I winners from the potent first crop of Horse of the Year Gun Runner, Cyberknife is out of MSW/MGSP Awesome Flower and hails from the family of GISWs Well Armed (Tiznow) and American Patriot (War Front).

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More Than Ready Firster Just That at the Spa

Sun, 2022-08-07 13:24

1st-Saratoga, $105,000, Msw, 8-7, 2yo, 5 1/2fT, 1:02.50, fm, 2 lengths.
GILCREASE (c, 2, More Than Ready–Indian Brava {SP}, by Bernardini) was let go at longshot odds, owing in large part to an overbet favorite in the form of 3-4 Talkin Pharoah (American Pharoah), and got the Sunday program at Saratoga off to a $54 upset for a barn that can strike with this kind. Showing good speed for this career debut, the dark bay chased from third as Talkin Pharoah argued the pace inside of his stable companion, the filly Scarpia (Union Rags) through an opening quarter mile in a lively :21.17. Chased along by Julien Leparoux from third as they raced around the turn, Gilcrease made ominous headway into contention on the swing for home, was steered out to split the Ward duo with about an eighth of a mile to travel and kicked home to take it by a solid two lengths. Scarpia was an excellent second ahead of Certified Loverboy (Mendelssohn) in third, while Talkin Pharoah retreated to finish last of the octet. Andrea Pollack's operation acquired Gilcrease's stakes-placed dam for $425,000 in foal to Runhappy at Keeneland November in 2017, but this colt is her only live produce. Indian Brava is a daughter of My Juliet S. heroine (103 Beyer) and GI Prioress S. third Indian Way (Indian Charlie)–winner of four of her six career starts–and was most recently covered by Runhappy. Gilcrease is bred on the exact same cross as GI Belmont Derby and GI Travers S. victor Catholic Boy. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $57,750. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O/B-Columbine Stable LLC (KY); T-Albert M Stall Jr.


Born and raised at Claiborne for breeder Columbine Stable, GILCREASE gets it done at first asking!

— Claiborne Farm (@claibornefarm) August 7, 2022

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Heat Forces Woodbine Cancellation

Sun, 2022-08-07 09:12

Edited Press Release

Due to extreme heat in the weather forecast, Woodbine Entertainment announced that it is cancelling Sunday's racing program at Woodbine Racetrack for equine welfare and the safety of all racing participants.

The Georgian Bay S. and Lake Huron S. will be rescheduled for next Friday, Aug. 12 with a post time of 1 p.m. ET.

The 2022 Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine Racetrack will continue Thursday, Aug. 11 with a new a post-time of 4:50 p.m. ET.

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Blue Stripe Runs Away From Shedaresthedevil in Clement Hirsch

Sat, 2022-08-06 21:37

Pozo de Luna's Blue Stripe (Arg) (Equal Stripes {Arg}), a Group 1 winner in her native country, scored her first top-level win in the big leagues of American racing Saturday, conquering odds-on defending champion Shedaresthedevil (Daredevil) and three other rivals in Del Mar's GI Clement L. Hirsch S. The victory in the Win and You're In qualifier punched Blue Stripe's ticket to the GI Breeders' Cup Distaff.

Annexing the G1 Criadores last May Hipodromo in Argentina for trainer Nicolas Martin Ferro, the bay was ambitiously spotted in the Distaff in her Stateside debut and finished a well-beaten seventh. Rallying to capture the GII Santa Margarita S. Apr. 30 at Santa Anita, she was a narrow second in the GII Santa Maria S. there last out June 18.

Sent off as the 53-10 third choice in this scratched-down field, Blue Stripe settled in third as Private Mission (Into Mischief) showed the way by a length and a tail to odds-on Shedaresthedevil through a :23.18 quarter. The pacesetter let it out a bit past a half in :46.82, but the chalk came after her entering the far turn and swept past with ease midway around the bend. Blue Stripe's bid was not far off though, and she challenged Shedaresthedevil going by three-quarters in 1:11.42. Surging to the front straightening into the lane, Blue Stripe slammed the door by the eighth pole and held firm for a two-length success over Desert Dawn (Cupid), who tagged the favorite for second in the final jump.

Pedigree Notes:

Blue Stripe is one of 59 stakes winners, 49 graded/group stakes winners and 24 Grade I/Group 1 winners for influential South American sire Equal Stripes and is his first American Grade I victor. She is a half-sister to multimillionaire and 2019 GI Breeders' Cup Distaff heroine Blue Prize (Arg) (Pure Prize), who sold for $5 million to OXO Equine two days later at Fasig-Tipton November. Blues for Sale, a three-time group winner in Argentina, has a 2-year-old Suggestive Boy (Arg) filly named Blue Coast (Arg).

Saturday, Del Mar
CLEMENT L. HIRSCH S.-GI, $400,000, Del Mar, 8-6, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16m, 1:42.97, ft.
1–BLUE STRIPE (ARG), 123, m, 5, by Equal Stripes (Arg)
1st Dam: Blues for Sale (Arg) (MGSW-Arg), by Not For Sale (Arg)
2nd Dam: Key Cure, by Cure the Blues
3rd Dam: Dancer's Key, by Key to the Mint
O-Pozo de Luna, Inc.; B-La Manija (ARG); T-Marcelo Polanco;
J-Hector Isaac Berrios. $240,000. Lifetime Record: 10-6-1-2,
$461,882. *1/2 to Blue Prize (ARG) (Pure Prize), G1SW-Arg &
MGISW-USA, $2,692,253. Werk Nick Rating: A+++. *Triple
Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Desert Dawn, 119, f, 3, by Cupid
1st Dam: Ashley's Glory, by Honour and Glory
2nd Dam: Ashley Secret, by Dr. Carter
3rd Dam: Whatever It Takes, by Hatchet Man
($32,000 RNA Ylg '20 OBSOCT). O/B-H & E Ranch (AZ); T-Philip
D'Amato. $80,000.
3–Shedaresthedevil, 123, m, 5, by Daredevil
1st Dam: Starship Warpspeed, by Congrats
2nd Dam: Andria's Forest, by Forestry
3rd Dam: Andriana B., by Far North
($100,000 Wlg '17 KEENOV; $20,000 RNA Ylg '18 KEESEP;
$280,000 2yo '19 KEENOV; $5,000,000 4yo '21 FTKNOV).
O-Flurry Racing Stables LLC, Qatar Racing Limited & Whisper
Hill Farm, LLC; B-WinStar Farm, LLC (KY); T-Brad H. Cox.
Margins: 1 3/4, HD, 17 1/4. Odds: 5.30, 6.30, 0.80.
Also Ran: Soothsay, Private Mission. Scratched: Lisette, Samurai Charm. Click for the chart, the PPs or the free catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

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Teofilo’s Nations Pride Gets the Trip to Capture Saratoga Derby

Sat, 2022-08-06 18:35

Nations Pride (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}), the beaten favorite with a wide trip four weeks ago in the GI Caesars Belmont Derby Invitational S., worked out a much cozier trip Saturday under William Buick to annex the GI Saratoga Derby Invitational S. Coming away well while allowing Belmont Derby upsetter Classic Causeway (Giant's Causeway) to clear going past the stands the first time, Nations Pride settled in the perfect spot, stalking from the pocket in third while drafting behind the pacesetter. Coming off the rail into the lane, he charged past Classic Causeway inside the eighth pole and finished up smartly to win by 1 1/2 lengths in the end. Second choice Annapolis (War Front) edged out Classic Causeway for second late.

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Life Is Good Shows Speed, Heart in Whitney Triumph

Sat, 2022-08-06 18:05

Life Is Good (Into Mischief) caught a flier right out of the gate, strutted his stuff up front for six furlongs and fought off a pair of stubborn challengers through the Saratoga stretch to capture Saturday's $1-million GI Whitney S., punch his ticket to the GI Longines Breeders' Cup Classic and stick his nose in front of a crowded Horse of the Year race. Backed to 85 cents on the dollar looking for his eighth win in 10 career outings, the 'TDN Rising Star' could not have broken any better from his outside post and was in front in the blink of an eye. Kicking clear in a handful of strides, he was chased fairly closely by Hot Rod Charlie (Oxbow) and Olympiad (Speightstown) through a modest :23.64 quarter before turning on the jets down the backstretch and opening up by about four lengths past a half in :46.84. Hot Rod Charlie inched closer as Olympiad was asked for his best on the latter half of the far turn, and what looked like it would be a runaway score for Life Is Good suddenly became a horse race with Hot Rod Charlie and Happy Saver (Super Saver) eyeballing the favorite on either side as heads pointed for home. Irad Ortiz, Jr., confident into the lane despite the creeping danger, quickly got to work on Life Is Good, who began to turn back the pair past mid-stretch. Shifting to the inside from a righty whip and into Happy Saver's path while not quite interfering a furlong from home, Life Is Good held safe from there for a 1 1/2-length victory despite the valiant efforts of Happy Saver and Hot Rod Charlie, with the former narrowly edging the latter for second. Olympiad was a one-paced fourth.

Saturday, Saratoga
WHITNEY S.-GI, $925,000, Saratoga, 8-6, 4yo/up, 1 1/8m, 1:48.97, gd.
1–LIFE IS GOOD, 124, c, 4, by Into Mischief
                1st Dam: Beach Walk, by Distorted Humor
                2nd Dam: Bonnie Blue Flag, by Mineshaft
                3rd Dam: Tap Your Feet, by Dixieland Band
'TDN Rising Star'. ($525,000 Ylg '19 KEESEP). O-CHC Inc &
WinStar Farm LLC; B-Gary & Mary West Stables Inc. (KY);
T-Todd A. Pletcher; J-Irad Ortiz, Jr. $535,000. Lifetime Record:
10-8-1-0, $4,086,700. Werk Nick Rating: A+++. *Triple Plus*
Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Happy Saver, 118, h, 5, Super Saver–Happy Week, by
Distorted Humor. O/B-Wertheimer Et Frere (KY); T-Todd A.
Pletcher. $185,000. 'TDN Rising Star'.
3–Hot Rod Charlie, 124, c, 4, Oxbow–Indian Miss, by Indian
Charlie. ($17,000 Ylg '19 FTKFEB; $110,000 Ylg '19 FTKOCT).
O-Boat Racing, LLC, Gainesway Stable (Antony Beck),
Roadrunner Racing & William Strauss; B-Edward A. Cox (KY);
T-Doug F. O'Neill. $100,000.
Margins: 2, HD, 7 1/4. Odds: 0.85, 13.50, 4.00.
Also Ran: Olympiad, Zoomer. Scratched: Americanrevolution.
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‘Graveyard of Favorites’ Strikes Again As Chi Town Lady Sweeps to Test Upset; Matareya 3rd

Sat, 2022-08-06 17:24

The 'Graveyard of Favorites' claimed another victim Saturday at Saratoga, as Joel Rosario guided Castleton Lyons' Chi Town Lady (Verrazano) to a last-to-first upset of overwhelming favorite Matareya (Pioneerof the Nile) in the GI Longines Test S. at the Spa. Having to be backed out and re-loaded after acting up in the gate, Chi Town Lady settled at the tail of the field as Hot Peppers (Khozan) ran out to a clear lead and Matareya settled in fifth over the sealed track. The favorite slipped through at the rail nearing the lane and switched out in early stretch to challenge Hot Peppers, and the outcome appeared a fait accompli past mid-stretch. But Chi Town Lady was just getting going, and soon emerged as a major threat to the dueling leaders as Matareya had a tougher time than expected putting away Hot Peppers. The three came together at the sixteenth pole, but the contact was inconsequential, as Chi Town Lady had built up a full head of steam by then and kicked clear late, giving Rosario back-to-back graded wins on the card. A brief inquiry was posted, but no action was taken.

Saturday, Saratoga
LONGINES TEST S.-GI, $500,000, Saratoga, 8-6, 3yo, f, 7f, 1:23.87, gd.
1–CHI TOWN LADY, 118, f, 3, by Verrazano
                1st Dam: Toni's Hollyday (SP, $119,047), by Harlan's Holiday
                2nd Dam: May Day Vow, by Broken Vow
                3rd Dam: May Day Bluff, by Pine Bluff
1ST GRADED STAKES WIN, 1ST GRADE I WIN. O-Castleton Lyons; B-Castleton Lyons, Kilboy Estate & Gavin Tierney (KY); T-Wesley A. Ward; J-Joel Rosario. $275,000. Lifetime Record: 7-3-1-0, $417,800. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Hot Peppers, 120, f, 3, by Khozan
                1st Dam: Friends Pro, by Friends Lake
                2nd Dam: Mama's Pro, by Proper Reality
                3rd Dam: Mama Cielo, by Conquistador Cielo
1ST G1 BLACK TYPE. ($40,000 Ylg '20 OBSOCT; $16,000 2yo '21 OBSOPN). O-Michael Dubb and Michael J. Caruso; B-Brent & Crystal Fernung (FL); T-Rudy R. Rodriguez. $100,000.
3–Matareya, 124, f, 3, by Pioneerof the Nile
                1st Dam: Innovative Idea (GSW, $229,343), by Bernardini
                2nd Dam: Golden Velvet, by Seeking the Gold
                3rd Dam: Caress, by Storm Cat
O/B-Godolphin (KY); T-Brad H. Cox. $60,000.
Margins: 1HF, NK, 9 3/4. Odds: 17.00, 6.40, 0.30.
Also Ran: Sterling Silver, Wish You Well, November Rein, Elm Drive.
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War Like Goddess Defends Glens Falls Title; May Try Males in Sword Dancer

Sat, 2022-08-06 17:03

War Like Goddess, the $30,000 OBS June buy turned star turf marathoner, defended her title in Saratoga's GII Glens Falls S. with characteristic ease Saturday at the Spa, requiring little urging from Joel Rosario to pick up her eighth victory in 10 starts and sixth graded score in her last seven outings.

Opening her career with a pair of triumphs going long on the Churchill turf in the fall of 2020, the Bill Mott trainee ran fifth making her stakes bow in the GIII The Very One S. last February at Gulfstream before reeling off four consecutive graded successes, including dazzling wins in the Glens Falls and GI Flower Bowl S. here last summer. She removed any remaining doubt as to her quality when finishing a hard-fought, narrow third to champion Loves Only You (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) in the GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, and captured her second straight renewal of Keeneland's GIII Bewitch S. Apr. 29 in her only start of 2022 before Saturday.

Made the favorite for the sixth consecutive race, this time as a 2-5 chance, War Like Goddess found a cozy midpack spot as longshot Key Biscayne (Brethren) was afforded an easy lead and dictated terms through fractions of :25.26, :51.53 and 1:17.51. There was still no sense of urgency or change in the plot as the mile split went up in a dawdling 1:42.33, and trailer Flanigan's Cove (Kitten's Joy) was the first to push her chips in with a wide move into contention around five-sixteenths out. The heat then picked up nearing the lane as Petricor (GB) (Frankel {GB}), War Like Goddess and Flanigan's Cove stacked four deep along with the pacesetter, but Rosario sat typically chilly on the chalk until the furlong pole. Finally cutting her loose as Temple City Terror dove to the inside to challenge, Rosario mildly pushed out War Like Goddess, who asserted herself in deep stretch to edge away from Temple City Terror and clear second choice Virgina Joy, who grabbed third.

“They were sitting on a bunch of them early, but I guess late she had a little more kick than the rest of them,” said Mott. “You always worry about if they're going fast enough up front to give her a enough pace and you don't want them to have to wrestle with her to keep her back off the pace. Joel did a good job. He has good hands and the filly responded to him and when he asked her to go on, she was there for him.”

“She's a nice horse and easy to ride,” added Rosario. “The pace was slow, but the whole time I had confidence in her and when I turned her loose and wanted to go she went. She was running really nice for me and I just had to stay with her like that. She felt the confidence at that point and I just went with that. She's just amazing. Even before I rode her, when Julien [Leparoux] used to, I remember she just always had that kick at the end. I'm very happy with the ride.”

Mott revealed that a first try against males in the Aug. 27 GI Sword Dancer S. could be in the cards next for War Like Goddess due to the downgrading of the Sept. 3 Flower Bowl to a Grade II for this year.

“We missed the New York Handicap, we got forced into missing that because of some training issues. Now we'll look at the Flower Bowl, most likely, or maybe even the Sword Dancer,” the Hall of Famer said. “We'll see. [The Sword Dancer] is a mile and a half and it's a Grade I. She's a Grade I winner already, but unfortunately the Flower Bowl has been a Grade I since I've been in New York and they downgraded it, which is a very big disappointment. There have been some real top fillies run in the race.”

Pedigree Notes:

The first back-to-back winner in the 27-year history of the Glens Falls, War Like Goddess is one of 12 Grade I/Group 1 winners for champion turf sire English Channel, who died from a sudden illness at the age of 19 last fall. She is the first foal out of dam Misty North (North Light {Ire}), who sold for just $1,000 to Charles Yochum at Keeneland November in 2019 prior to any of War Like Goddess's exploits. Responsible for an unraced 3-year-old Red Rocks (Ire) filly named Thecradlewillrock and a juvenile colt by Bal a Bali (Brz) named North of Bali, Misty North was not reported bred in 2020 or 2021 before visiting Curlin this season. Third dam Romanette was a SW/MGSP and produced thrice Group 1-placed Blush Rambler (Blushing Groom {Fr}).

Saturday, Saratoga
GLENS FALLS S.-GII, $250,000, Saratoga, 8-6, 4yo/up, f/m,
1 1/2mT, 2:29.33, fm.
1–WAR LIKE GODDESS, 122, m, 5, by English Channel
      1st Dam: Misty North, by North Light (Ire)
      2nd Dam: Misty Gallop, by Victory Gallop
      3rd Dam: Romanette, by Alleged
($1,200 Wlg '17 KEENOV; $1,000 RNA Ylg '18 KEESEP; $30,000 2yo '19 OBSOPN). O-George Krikorian; B-Calumet Farm (KY); T-William I. Mott; J-Joel Rosario. $137,500. Lifetime Record: GISW, 10-8-0-1, $1,217,184. Werk Nick Rating: D. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Temple City Terror, 120, m, 6, Temple City–It Takes Two, by More Than Ready. ($22,000 Ylg '17 KEESEP). O-Pocket Aces Racing LLC; B-Upson Downs Farm (KY); T-Brendan P. Walsh. $50,000.
3–Virginia Joy (Ger), 124, m, 5, Soldier Hollow (GB)–Virginia Sun (Ger), by Doyen (Ire). (€975,000 3yo '20 ARARC). O-Peter M. Brant; B-Gestut Auenquelle (Ger); T-Chad C. Brown. $30,000.
Margins: 1 1/4, HF, 1 1/4. Odds: 0.40, 14.70, 3.30.
Also Ran: Flanigan's Cove, Key Biscayne, Treasure Tails, Petricor (GB). Click for the chart, the PPs or the free catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

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Havre de Grace’s Saint Tapit Goes Two-for-Two at the Spa

Sat, 2022-08-06 16:57

8th-Saratoga, $115,000, Alw, 8-6, (NW1$X), 3yo/up, 7f, 1:23.90, gd, 1 1/2 lengths.
SAINT TAPIT (c, 3, Tapit–Havre de Grace {Horse Of The Year, Ch. Older Mare, MGISW, $2,586,175}, by Saint Liam) graduated by four lengths on debut at Belmont June 26 and was favored at 8-5 to repeat here in this first try against winners. With the track freshly sealed after rain poured down over Saratoga, the blue-blooded chestnut tracked from a two-wide third through a :22.93 opening quarter. He drew even with the leader as the half went up in :45.74 and remained on even terms while some four wide turning for home. Saint Tapit kicked it into overdrive halfway to the wire, splashing clear to win by two lengths over a late-running Anejo (Freud). Whisper Hill Farm owner Mandy Pope went to a record-setting $10-million to acquire Horse of the Year and now Hall of Famer Havre de Grace at the 2012 FTKNOV sale. She has produced five winners from five foals of racing age with the most accomplished thus far being GSW Graceful Princess (Tapit), $264,474. Havre de Grace was barren when bred to Justify for 2020, but produced a colt by the Triple Crown winner in 2021. She was not bred back following that colt, but visited Into Mischief this spring. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $112,750. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O/B-Whisper Hill Farm LLC (KY); T-Todd Pletcher.

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Hideyuki Mori Makes First Trip to Saratoga Sales

Sat, 2022-08-06 16:19

One of the first people at Saratoga to meet Fasig-Tipton's representative from Japan, Mariko Seki, was Taylor Made's Duncan Taylor, who wasted no time in promoting Hip 174 from their consignment. “Let those Japanese owners know that his 2-year-old half-brother, Psy Breaker (Uncle Mo), won very impressively in Japan on Aug. 6.” Seki opened the Japanese Racing Association website and showed Taylor a video replay of Psy Breaker breaking his maiden. “Come and see his half-brother by Audible in Barn 10,” said Taylor.

Seki is making her first visit to Saratoga, and is at the sale to assist one of Japan's top agents and trainers, Hideyuki Mori, who is also making his first visit to the Saratoga Sales. Mori has attended many international sales and has had runners as far apart as Dubai and California. In Japan, he is known as a “Sensei,” a title of respect for his considerable achievements. Saturday morning, he spent five hours, from 7:00 a.m. to noon, and inspected every yearling making up the 215-head catalogue. He said he would be back Sunday morning to make up his short list.

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Gun Runner’s Disarm Fires a Big One at the Spa for ‘Rising Star’ Honors

Sat, 2022-08-06 15:50

Disarm (c, 2, Gun Runner–Easy Tap, by Tapit), a visually impressive rallying third behind subsequent GIII Sanford S. winner Mo Strike (Uncle Mo) going 5 1/2 furlongs on debut at Churchill Downs June 19, took a big step forward to earn 'TDN Rising Star' honors in his second trip to the post at Saratoga Saturday.

Drawn on the fence in this seven-furlong affair, the Winchell homebred traveled nicely on the inside in fifth through an opening quarter in :22.77. The 9-5 second-choice was tipped out three deep leaving the quarter pole and powered home in style down the stretch to graduate by 6 1/4 lengths over Arthur's Ride (Tapit). Crupi (Curlin), part of the Todd Pletcher-trained favored entry, came flying late from another zip code to just miss second.

“Lots of talent–he was highly touted coming from mom and dad's,” winning trainer Steve Asmussen said on FS2's Saratoga Live. “High expectations. Didn't do much correctly first time out, just because he's a big boy. Looks like he's gonna stretch out beautifully. We will definitely get to dream with him for a while.”

Disarm becomes the fifth 'Rising Star' for last year's record-setting freshman sire Gun Runner.

The Gun Runner over Tapit cross–two of the best to ever carry the maroon-and-white Winchell silks–is already responsible for last term's GII Adirondack S. heroine Wicked Halo, Monomoy Girl S. winner Society and Texas Turf Mile S. winner Red Run.

Disarm's dam Easy Tap–a $300,000 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky yearling purchase–won one of five starts for the Winchells and Asmussen. The 12-year-old has produced Tap Daddy (Scat Daddy), a winner of Pimlico's James W. Murphy S. and runner-up in the GIII Dixiana Bourbon S. for these same connections. He was also a champion stayer in Venezuela after being sold privately. Easy Tap is also responsible for the multiple stakes-placed Total Tap (Candy Ride {Arg}) and a Gun Runner colt of this year. Easy Tap was bred back to Silver State for 2023.

For more on Disarm, click here for a recent column in Steve Sherack's 'Second Chances' series.

6th-Saratoga, $105,000, Msw, 8-6, 2yo, 7f, 1:24.51, ft, 6 1/4 lengths.
DISARM, c, 2, by Gun Runner
                1st Dam: Easy Tap, by Tapit
                2nd Dam: Easily, by Vicar
                3rd Dam: White Jasmine, by Whitesburg
Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-1, $69,750. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG. Free catalogue-style pedigree.
O/B-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC (KY); T-Steven M. Asmussen. *1/2 to Tap Daddy (Scat Daddy), Ch. Stayer-Ven, SW & GSP-USA, MSW-Ven, $252,384; Total Tap (Candy Ride {Arg}), MSP, $221,112.

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Quality Road Firster Runs to the Money in ‘Rising Star’ Fashion

Sat, 2022-08-06 15:04

Jace's Road (c, 2, Quality Road–Out Post, by Silver Deputy), a $510,000 Keeneland September yearling purchase, put on a show at Ellis Park Saturday afternoon en route to 'TDN Rising Star' honors.

The bay worked four furlongs in :48 2/5 (2/90) at Brad Cox's Churchill Downs base July 29 and was hammered down to 7-5 favoritism while drawn on the outside in post nine against this deep-looking bunch.

He chased on the outside in third though an opening quarter in :22.47, loomed boldly under confident handling while three-wide on the turn for home and took off impressively down the stretch while under wraps to win going away by 6 1/4 lengths. Second-time starter Retained (Bayern) was second.

This is the 13th 'Rising Star' for Quality Road.

The multiple stakes-placed Out Post, from the same female family as champion Silverbulletday (Silver Deputy) and GISW Forest Secrets (Forest Wildcat), brought $250,000 from breeder Richard Santulli as a KEESEP yearling. After producing a filly by Curlin this year, the winner's dam was bred back to Quality Road.

Jace's Road is bred on a similar cross (Quality Road x Deputy Minister) as champion Abel Tasman and GISW Spring Quality.

Winning co-owner West Point Thoroughbreds was also represented by promising debut winner and $500,000 FTSAUG graduate Battle of Normandy (City of Light) in the opener on Saratoga's Whitney card.

3rd-Ellis, $60,170, Msw, 8-6, 2yo, 6f, 1:09.80, ft, 6 1/4 lengths.
JACE'S ROAD, c, 2, by Quality Road
                1st Dam: Out Post (MSP, $203,690), by Silver Deputy
                2nd Dam: Secret Wildcat, by Forest Wildcat
                3rd Dam: Garden Secrets, by Time for a Change
Sales history: $510,000 Ylg '21 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $36,000. Click for the chart or Free catalogue-style pedigree.
O-West Point Thoroughbreds & Albaugh Family Stables LLC; B-Colts Neck Stables LLC (KY); T-Brad H. Cox.

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Pricey City of Light Colt Graduates on Debut in Whitney Day Lidlifter

Sat, 2022-08-06 13:16

1st-Saratoga, $105,000, Msw, 8-6, 2yo, 1 1/16mT, 1:45.06, fm, 2 1/4 lengths.
BATTLE OF NORMANDY (c, 2, City of Light–Adorable Miss {MSW, $162,590}, by Kitten's Joy), a $500,000 FTSAUG yearling, was drawn widest of all in post seven in the Whitney day opener and chased in an outside fifth rounding the clubhouse turn in this grassy debut run. The 3-1 shot stayed out in the clear in third down the backstretch, began to make his move while three-wide on the far turn and came charging down the stretch to forge past favored Alexis Zorba (GB) (Zoustar {Aus}) to score by 2 1/4 lengths. He becomes the third winner for his freshman sire (by Quality Road). Two-time stakes winner on the lawn Adorable Miss, a full-sister to GSW Noble Beauty, brought $280,000 from Gage Hill Stable carrying Battle of Normandy in utero at the 2019 KEENOV sale. Her 3-year-old filly Veronica Greene (Tapit) came within a neck of graduating over the Saratoga lawn earlier this meet for Chad Brown. Progeny in the pipeline for the winner's dam include: a Twirling Candy colt of 2021 and a War of Will colt of this year. She was bred back to Essential Quality. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $57,750. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O-West Point Thoroughbreds & Woodford Racing, LLC; B-Gage Hill Stables, LLC & W. S. Farish (KY); T-Claude R. McGaughey III.

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CARMAthon to Return Aug. 20

Sat, 2022-08-06 10:53

California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) is revamping its summer online fundraiser which will be live on TVG Saturday, Aug. 20–sharing the GI Del Mar Oaks Day coverage. Heartwarming and uplifting stories of Thoroughbred aftercare will be shared on CARMA's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts throughout the month of August and all-day Aug. 20.

“CARMAthon has been a huge win for us, especially given the circumstances surrounding the pandemic,” said Billy Koch, CARMA President and Founder and Managing Partner of Little Red Feather Racing. “The racing industry has really stepped up to support Thoroughbred aftercare and we're hoping to see the same enthusiasm this year as well.”

The fundraiser hopes to generate around $150,000 in online donations from the racing industry and equine enthusiasts through CARMA's website. The donations will help fund its grant program, which assists more than 20 Thoroughbred aftercare charities, as well as support other initiatives serving the organization's mission.

“The last two years of CARMAthon marked an outpouring of unprecedented support from the racing community for aftercare. We couldn't be more pleased with how this event has evolved and we're proud to bring it back for round three,” said CARMA Executive Director, Lucinda Lovitt. “We expect another successful year as we continue to rally awareness and support to assist our big-hearted athletes onto their second careers.”

Retired racehorse lovers are encouraged to help by making a donation to the campaign, and to share pictures of their off-track-Thoroughbred on social media using #CARMAthon.

Donations for CARMAthon can be made on the CARMA website starting Thursday, Aug. 4 and can continue through Saturday, August 20th. For more information visit or contact Lucinda Lovitt at (626) 574-6622 or

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Tickets on Sale for Horse Racing Women’s Summit

Sat, 2022-08-06 08:01

Conference tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Horse Racing Women's Summit (HRWS), Sept. 28-30 at Santa Anita Park. The conference features speakers and networking opportunities for women currently engaged in the Thoroughbred horse racing industry and those that wish to be.

Tickets can be purchased at Sales will be limited in order to maximize the experience for all participants.

“Our planning committee is small but mighty and has been working intently to provide an impactful experience,” said Stephanie Hronis, HRWS chair. “We are awestruck by the outpouring of support and enthusiasm from generous sponsors, compelling speakers, and individuals ready to volunteer. The HRWS is designed for women (and men) from all facets of the industry and we look forward to engaging in a meaningful way in September and at follow up events in the future.”

Thursday kicks off with a keynote address from Susan Packard, author, speaker, former board member of Churchill Downs, Inc., and media entrepreneur. The day
will continue with three panels addressing current events and offering meaningful takeaways for attendees. Each panel will end with a Q&A session allowing for audience engagement.

Friday morning, which also is the opening day of Santa Anita's 2022 Autumn meeting, attendees are invited to a handicapping seminar with TVG's Christina Blacker and will also have the opportunity to attend the charitable Safety Net Foundation's Fashionable Fillies luncheon event in the Chandelier Room (discounted luncheon tickets available for HRWS attendees).

Additionally, HRWS attendees will have access to a reserved section of box seats for the opening weekend of racing at Santa Anita, featuring two Breeders' Cup Win and You're In races.

“I am immensely grateful to be included in the Inaugural Horse Racing Women's Summit taking place this September,” said Dora Delgado, Executive Vice President, Chief Racing Officer, Breeders' Cup Limited and HRWS panelist. “Being able to connect and share experiences among women of all facets of horse racing will not only empower those attending but will serve as a model going forward for fostering engagement, building networks and inspiring others to reach their goals.”

View the full schedule and purchase tickets at

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Golden Pal Returns to Winning Ways

Fri, 2022-08-05 18:44

The fleet-footed Golden Pal (Uncle Mo) rebounded from a disappointing effort at Royal Ascot with a gritty victory in Saratoga's GIII Troy S. Friday. Away in good order, the 1-5 favorite stalked from a two-wide third as True Valour (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) clicked off a :21.93 opening quarter. Moving up to draw alongside the top two turning for home, Golden Pal locked horns with True Valour as their temporary threat Carotari (Artie Schiller) quickly found the waters too deep and backed out of it. Those two battled stride-for-stride to the line with Golden Pal getting the nod. Thin White Duke (Dominus) came running late to complete the trifecta. Carotari faded to last.

“He's got a brilliant mind this horse and takes everything in, but he knew it was race day,” said winning trainer Wesley Ward. “The plan was, unless he broke super sharp, that I'd like him to come from behind. Irad [Ortiz, Jr.] worked him from behind the last few times, so he knew he could do it. Julio Garcia, our main rider at home, works him from behind every week. I'm glad he showed a little versatility today. I'm glad Irad gave him a couple of reminders on the shoulder and got him going the last little part. Right after the race he gave him a little pet and a tap and he said there was a lot more left in him.”

He added, “You're always concerned [about the close finish], but I have a of confidence in this horse. He's certainly the best horse I've ever had. Every time you lead him over he proves more and more what a joy [it is] to be around a special horse like this. It would make every single trainer get up in the morning. He's a once in a lifetime horse and I've been blessed to have a few of them, but this guy is certainly the best.”

On a potential dirt start in the six-furlong GII Phoenix S. Oct. 7 at Keeneland, Ward said, “We'll talk it over with everyone involved in the ownership of the horse and see which direction they want to go, but it's important to them to show what the horse can do on the dirt as well. Through all these issues he's had throughout his career–minor issues–I've kept him on the grass to keep him sound, but he's never been as sound as he is now. It would be a good time to try him and it would be a good time to try him on his home track.”

“When they opened the gate he was moving at the same time and they outbroke me,” Ortiz said. “They were in front of me and that's not his style. He's always in front of everyone the first couple of jumps. We've been working covered up in behind horses, that was how Wesley wanted me to work the horse, and today when that happened I wasn't afraid to take a hold or drop in and sit and wait because I was working with the horse. It worked out good. He's pretty fast out of there; probably the fastest horse I ride on the turf in my whole career.”

As for the poor effort at Royal Ascot, Ortiz said, “Last time didn't work out, honestly, he missed the break. I was a little aggressive and he stopped bad, so we didn't want the same thing to happen. Wesley let me do whatever, he didn't say instructions or anything. I love riding for him. I felt somebody was coming [Thin White Duke], but my horse was fighting with the other horse [True Valour], but my horse was responding well, so I know he's going to be there if I ask him too.”

A neck short in the G2 Norfolk S. at the 2020 Royal meeting, Golden Pal captured the Skidmore S. at the Spa and the GII Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint S. at Keeneland. Kicking off 2021 with a win in Saratoga's GIII Quick Call S., he was seventh when shipped across the pond for York's G1 Nunthorpe S., but returned to winning ways back at Keeneland in the GII Woodford S. last October. Securing his second win at the World Championships in the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint S. at Del Mar, the son of Lady Shipman romped in Keeneland's GII Shakertown S. Apr. 9, but was eased to 16th as the heavy favorite after a slow start in the G1 King's Stand S. at Royal Ascot June 14.

Pedigree Notes:
Golden Pal is the first foal out of ultra-talented turf sprinter Lady Shipman, who came up just short in her Breeders' Cup bid, but won a total of eight stakes, including a track record-setting score in Saratoga's 5 1/2-panel Smart N Fancy S. That record of 1:00.46 was broken by Carotari in 2019, when he covered the distance in 1:00.21. Lady Shipman failed to get in foal to Gun Runner for 2019 and her 2020 Justify foal died. The 10-year-old mare produced an Omaha Beach colt now named Lieutenant General in 2021 and an Uncle Mo filly named Luvwhatyoudo in 2020. She was bred back to Essential Quality. Lady Shipman's MSP full-sister Just Talkin summoned $675,000 in foal to American Pharoah at the 2019 FTKNOV sale.

Friday, Saratoga
TROY S.-GIII, $300,000, Saratoga, 8-5, 4yo/up, 5 1/2fT, 1:00.92, fm.
1–GOLDEN PAL, 124, c, 4, by Uncle Mo
                1st Dam: Lady Shipman (GSW-Can, MSW & GISP-USA,
                                   $902,387), by Midshipman
                2nd Dam: Sumthingtotalkabt, by Mutakddim
                3rd Dam: Nannetta, by Falstaff
($325,000 RNA Ylg '19 KEESEP). O-Westerberg Limited, Mrs.
John Magnier, Michael B. Tabor and Derrick Smith; B-Randall E
Lowe (FL); T-Wesley A. Ward; J-Irad Ortiz, Jr. $165,000.
Lifetime Record: GISW-US & GSP-GB, 11-7-2-0, $1,638,431.
 Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree. Werk Nick
   Rating: A+.
2–True Valour (Ire), 122, h, 8, Kodiac (GB)–Sutton Veny (Ire), by
Acclamation (GB). (19,000gns Wlg '14 TATFOA; €100,000 2yo
'16 GBMBR; $225,000 6yo '20 FTKHRA). O-R. Larry Johnson;
B-Mr P. O'Rourke (Ire); T-H. Graham Motion. $60,000.
3–Thin White Duke, 118, g, 4, Dominus–Aberdeen Alley, by
Distorted Humor. 1ST GRADED BLACK TYPE. O-Philip A.
Gleaves, Steven Crist, Ken deRegt and Bryan Hilliard; B-Phil
Gleaves (NY); T-David G. Donk. $36,000.
Margins: HD, NK, HF. Odds: 0.30, 11.00, 30.25.
Also Ran: Arzak, Yes and Yes, Spycraft, Carotari.
Click for the chart, the PPs or the free catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

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Weather Causes Early End To Laurel’s Friday Program

Fri, 2022-08-05 18:15

After pushing back their usual 12:40 p.m. post time to 1:50 p.m. due to heat, a severe thunderstorm forced the Maryland Jockey Club to cancel Laurel Park's live Friday program following the seventh race, with just two races remaining on the card. Racing will resume Saturday at 12:40 p.m. with a 10-race card.

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