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Chattel Kicks Away in Skidmore Stakes

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 19:58
Leaving the gate at odds of 22-1, David Baxter's longshot Chattel bested a field of nine with a ferocious kick to win the $100,000 Skidmore Stakes for juveniles going 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf Aug. 17 at Saratoga Race Course.

Accelerate Deserving Favorite in Pacific Classic

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 19:58
Accelerate was third in this race a year ago behind Collected and Arrogate in the Pacific Classic, but meets no rivals of that caliber here.

Roman Rosso an Unknown Commodity in Pacific Classic

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 19:58
One of two Bob Baffert-trained entries in the TVG Pacific Classic (G1) is Roman Rosso, who came to the U.S. riding three straight group 1 victories in South America, including a last-out score in the Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano (G1).

Read the Footnotes Relocated to New Mexico

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 19:58
Multiple graded stakes winner Read the Footnotes has been relocated to New Mexico, where he has become the first stallion owned by Bryan and Megan Petty's new endeavor named Creekside Farm.

Short Rest No Problem For Frostie Anne in Saratoga Dew

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 19:58
Short rest proved no issue for Frostie Anne as the daughter of Frost Giant captured the $100,000 Saratoga Dew Stakes Aug. 17 at Saratoga Race Course by a half-length over Land Mine for her sixth straight victory.

Hunt, Sharp Samurai Head Del Mar Mile Field

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 19:58
Irish-bred Hunt and Kentucky-bred Sharp Samurai head a field of 13 scheduled to compete in the $200,000 Del Mar Mile (G2T) Aug. 19.

Mendelssohn, Seahenge Set for Travers Stakes

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 16:52
European champion trainer Aidan O'Brien is expected to be represented by Mendelssohn and Seahenge in the Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1). The pair are expected to arrive at Saratoga Aug. 21.

Wonder Gadot, Good Magic Post Final Travers Works

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 16:52
Graded stakes winner Wonder Gadot and champion Good Magic each completed their major preparations for the Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 17.

Arlington Plans to Add Races to Current Schedule

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 16:52
The 2018 Arlington International Festival of Racing, headlined by the 36th running of the Arlington Million Stakes (G1), succeeded in surpassing wagering projections for the entire weekend.

Santa Anita to Offer Jackpot Pick 6 Wager

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 16:52
Santa Anita Park will change its $2 Pick 6 to a 20-cent jackpot wager for its upcoming fall meet, The Stronach Group's chief operating officer Tim Ritvo said Aug. 17.

Tiz a Slam Could Command Sky Classic Field

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 16:52
Chiefswood Stable homebred Tiz a Slam has a chance to dominate Woodbine's $175,000 Sky Classic Stakes (G2T) on the turf Aug. 19.

Get Set for Another Monceaux Masterclass at Arqana

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 16:52
Martin Stevens speaks to Henri Bozo, manager of the elite nursery

Breeders' Cup Host Sites Announced Through 2021

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 13:49
Breeders' Cup Aug. 17 officially announced Santa Anita Park, Keeneland, and Del Mar as the host sites for the next three editions of the World Championships.

TOBA August Member of the Month

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 13:49
Nancy Polk was a long-time TOBA member and owner of Normandy Farm in Lexington, Ky.  Earlier this month, Mrs. Polk was selected as TOBA's August Member of the Month. The following story is our tribute to Mrs. Polk.

Thunder Snow Set for Juddmonte International Return

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 13:49
Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor plans to be double-handed in the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1), with Thunder Snow (IRE) and Benbatl (GB), lined up to appear at York Aug. 22.

TAA Introduces Grad Awards at Five Horse Shows

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:42
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will present awards honoring the highest-placing TAA graduates and the TAA-accredited organizations affiliated with those horses at five Thoroughbred horse shows this fall.

Signora Cabello to Try Group 1 Company in Prix Morny

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:42
Trainer John Quinn is relishing the opportunity to test his star filly Signora Cabello at the group 1 level as the Royal Ascot winner is among 13 runners heading to Deauville for the Aug. 19 Prix Morny.

Kieren Fallon's Son Scheduled for Riding Debut Aug. 17

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:42
Cieren Fallon starts down the road that took his father Kieren to six English jockeys' championships and 16 British classic wins when he partners Rivers Of Asia in a handicap at Newmarket Aug. 17.

Itsinthepost Seeks Rebound in Del Mar Handicap

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 00:44
Red Barons Barn's runner will be back at his preferred marathon distance in the $250,000 Del Mar Handicap Presented by The Japan Racing Association (G2T) Aug. 18, but a nagging issue remains. He's winless in 10 starts at Del Mar.

Navarro Breaks Own Win Record at Monmouth Park

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 21:42
The 43-year-old trainer set a track record for victories for the third straight year, with Find the Money's hard-fought victory in the eighth and final race marking the conditioner's 66th winner of the meeting.

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