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Fasig-Tipton's Two Days in July: $29 Million

10 min 6 sec ago
After adding in the figures from the July 9 Summer Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale, Fasig-Tipton's two days in July grossed $29,080,500, almost a $5 million increase (+20%) from corresponding 2017 figures.

Dutrow Request to Amend License Revocation Denied

3 hours 25 min ago
State regulators in New York rejected a request by former trainer Rick Dutrow to re-open the case that led to his racing industry license being revoked for 10 years.

Triple Crown Winner Justify in Recovery Mode at Del Mar

3 hours 25 min ago
Triple Crown winner Justify made his first appearance at Del Mar Monday morning, a "meet and greet" with the San Diego County media conducted by Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.

Horse Racing Reform Launches Updated Website

3 hours 25 min ago
Horseracingreform.org, designed to better inform and educate the general public, racing fans, and industry personnel on safety, integrity, and welfare matters in horse racing.

Soldat, Hidden Blessing Get First Black-Type Winners

3 hours 25 min ago
Second-crop sires Soldat and Hidden Blessing were each represented by their first black-type winners over the July 14-15 weekend.

Belmont Meet Sees 9.1% Increase in All-Sources Handle

3 hours 25 min ago
The New York Racing Association announced today that the Belmont Park spring/summer meet generated all-sources handle of $634,276,776, a 9.1% increase over the 2017 Belmont spring/summer meet.

Thumbs Up for Fasig-Tipton's California Initiative

6 hours 41 min ago
Fasig-Tipton's return to the Southern California equine marketplace is being well-received as the company fills a void that would be left with the departure of Barretts.

Hinchinbrook Dies Following Exercise Accident

6 hours 41 min ago
Yarraman Park Stud has been dealt a huge blow on the eve of the Southern Hemisphere breeding season with the sudden death of their top-class stallion Hinchinbrook July 16.

Ring Weekend Retired; Will Retrain for Second Career

6 hours 41 min ago
West Point Thoroughbreds' Ring Weekend, a grade 1 winner of more than $1.5 million, has been retired. The 7-year-old Tapit gelding is being retrained by Olympian Phillip Dutton.

Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity Letter to Congress

6 hours 41 min ago
Letter sent to U.S. Reps. Bob Latta and Jan Schakowsky

Boutique Meets Have Unique Safety Concerns

9 hours 47 min ago
As the meetings begin this week at Del Mar and Saratoga Race Course, the Equine Medical Directors in California and New York have been busy staying atop both the usual risks in racing as well as issues that need special attention for boutique meets.

TCA Awards $689,414 in Grants

9 hours 47 min ago
Thoroughbred Charities of America announced July 16 that grants totaling $689,414 have been awarded to 69 approved Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits.

Blaine Wright Takes Three Stakes at Emerald Downs

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 23:44
Trainer Blaine Wright had a standout day on a stakes-heavy card at Emerald Downs July 15, highlighted by a 10 1/2-length romp by John Maryanski, Janene Maryanski, and Riverband Farm's Baja Sur in the $50,000 King County Express Stakes.

Los Alamitos Up in Overall Wagering, New Pick 4

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 23:44
Los Alamitos Race Course saw increased daily overall handle during its 2018 summer meet, which concluded July 15, and also saw minor gains from the new format of its Pick 4 wagers.

Brown, Ortiz, Dubb Capture Belmont Meet Titles

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 20:40
Trainer Chad Brown won his third consecutive Belmont Park spring/summer individual meet title, while Irad Ortiz Jr. captured the riding title for the first time since 2014 as the 54-day meet concluded July 15.

Maiden Beauty Upsets Belmont's Lynbrook Stakes

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 20:40
Maiden Beauty opened up to a 3 1/4-length score in the $100,000 Lynbrook Stakes for New York-bred 2-year-old fillies in her July 15 debut at Belmont Park. The victory gave freshman sire Revolutionary his first black-type winner. 

Del Mar's Opening Week Brings Full Fields, Turf Racing

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 20:40
As the racing circuit in Southern California moves to its southernmost point, overflow fields and quality turf racing will greet fans and gamblers during the first two days of Del Mar's summer meet.

Gamble's Ghost Victorious in Woodbine's Matron Stakes

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 20:40
With a four-wide rally in the stretch, Gamble's Ghost closed from next to last to win the $125,000 Ontario Matron Stakes (G3) on Woodbine's all-weather track.  

Saratoga Still an Elixir After Half a Century

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 17:34
As he approaches the 50th anniversary of his first visit to Saratoga, Steve Haskin reflects on all the wonderful events in his life that occurred at this magical horse haven in upstate New York.

War Front Enters New Phase of European Career

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 17:34
Last year's European champion 2-year-old U S Navy Flag notched a first group 1 in his 3-year-old campaign with a clear-cut victory in the Darley July Cup (G1), having faded over a mile in top-flight company on his last three starts.

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