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Relaxed and admittedly a bit tired sitting on the stairs outside of his office on the Del Mar backside in between training sessions Aug. 19, trainer John Sadler reflected on one of the signature victories of his career.
Pretty Pollyanna preserved her place as favorite for the QIPCO One Thousand Guineas (G1) with success in the group 1 Darley Prix Morny at Deauville—but she was given a scare.
Hofburg will miss the $1.25 million Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1) after spiking a fever, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott said Aug. 19 at Saratoga Race Course.
Hronis Racing's 5-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky made a powerful move around the far turn, then drew off to win by 12 1/2 lengths—a record margin in the 1 1/4-mile event.
The second time through the backstretch of the $250,000 Del Mar Handicap Presented by the Japan Racing Association (G2T), jockey Flavien Prat had seen enough.
Black Cloud Stable's Whereshetoldmetogo headlined the day with his win in the Star De Naskra Stakes, the final of four $75,000 events for Maryland bred/sired Thoroughbreds Aug. 18 at Laurel Park.
Fatale Bere had one filly to beat in the stretch to earn her first grade 1 win Aug. 18 at Del Mar, and she found just enough.
Trainer Martine Bellocq did something Aug. 18 that would have been unthinkable months ago, after severe burns from the San Luis Rey Training Center fire scarred her body and forced the amputation of her left leg.
Any doubts about Skeptic's ability to make the step up to graded company were put to rest Aug. 18 when the 3-year-old filly sailed to victory in the $100,000 Monmouth Oaks (G3) at Monmouth Park.
Trainer Mark Casse completed a personal Triple Crown Aug. 18 when Chiefswood Stable's Neepawa delivered a front-running victory in the $400,000 Breeders' Stakes on the Woodbine Turf.
This year's Arqana August Yearling Sale had its own touch of U.S. glamour Aug. 18 as a filly from the first crop of Triple Crown hero American Pharoah stopped the show in the opening scenes.
Eskimo Kisses was far back early but full of run when it counted Aug. 18 in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course.
In her first race in more than three months, 2017 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) winner Rushing Fall delivered an eye-catching win in the $300,000 Lake Placid Stakes (G2T) Aug. 18 at Saratoga Race Course.
Trainer Michael McCarthy will be traveling to Saratoga Race Course next week for the first time since going out on his own in 2014 when he brings multiple grade 1 winner City of Light to town for the $600,000 Forego Stakes (G1) Aug. 25.
Don Alberto Stable's three-time grade 1 winner Unique Bella has been retired from racing after an ankle injury was discovered following her workout Aug. 18 at Del Mar.
Luis Rivera Jr. didn't merely add to his more than 1,500 victories as a jockey with a win in the first race at Monmouth Park Aug. 18. He also notched his first win as a trainer.
When Forego won his four straight Woodwards, each was a competitive affair and an important race in deciding the championships.
The New Mexico-Bred Yearling and Select In Utero Sale reports double-digit percentage gains for both Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses on the first of two nights Aug. 17 at Ruidoso Downs.
The darling of Australian racing seized Black Caviar's record for consecutive wins on Aug. 18 by extending her unbeaten run to 26 races, recording a third successive triumph in what is now the Winx Stakes (G1).
The stakes weren't as high as their last meeting at Del Mar, but the result was the same for Stormy Liberal and Richard's Boy Aug. 17 in the $75,000 Green Flash Handicap.