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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 was third in this race a year ago behind Collected and Arrogate in the Pacific Classic, but meets no rivals of that caliber here.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Chiefswood Stable homebred Tiz a Slam has a chance to dominate Woodbine's $175,000 Sky Classic Stakes (G2T) on the turf Aug. 19.
Martin Stevens speaks to Henri Bozo, manager of the elite nursery
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.