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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.
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 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.
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.
Second-crop sires Soldat and Hidden Blessing were each represented by their first black-type winners over the July 14-15 weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Letter sent to U.S. Reps. Bob Latta and Jan Schakowsky
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.
Thoroughbred Charities of America announced July 16 that grants totaling $689,414 have been awarded to 69 approved Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.