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Santa Anita Park released its stakes schedule for its fall meet that begins Sept. 28 and in the process also announced it will rename one of its grade 1 race for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Aug. 15 awarded the owner of Parx Racing and casino a license to conduct online gambling.
With 14 juveniles entered, the $100,000 Skidmore Stakes at 5 1/2 furlongs on turf will feature a contentious group looking to notch a stakes victory Aug. 17 at Saratoga Race Course.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar.
Considering all of the factors working against her, Ollie's Candy probably ran her best race when she came up a neck short in the July 21 San Clemente Stakes (G2T) at Del Mar.
A series of announcements regarding host sites for the next three editions of the Breeders' Cup World Championships are expected Aug. 17 at Santa Anita Park, Keeneland, and Del Mar.
Bonita Bianca came three wide around the turn and powered past Swing and Sway and Picco Uno in deep stretch to take the $100,000 Union Avenue Stakes for New York-bred fillies Aug. 16 at Saratoga Race Course.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Ellis Park has received its initial accreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance.
Veteran jockey Eddie Martin Jr. secured the 4,000th win of his career Aug. 15 when he guided Spinning Pegasus to victory in the ninth race at Retama Park.
Genuine Reward, one of two live offspring produced by Kentucky Derby (G1) winning-filly Genuine Risk, was euthanized Aug. 15 at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility in Georgetown, Ky. where he had been pensioned since 2015.
Graeme Rogerson has trained winners of Melbourne Cups (G1), Cox Plates (G1) and Golden Slippers (G1), but the remarkable New Zealander can also lay claim to breeding and racing Vegas Showgirl (Al Akbar), the dam of champion mare Winx (Street Cry).
This week is a recap of Natashka's victory, by disqualification, in the 1966 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. The recap, written by Kent Hollingsworth, ran in the Aug. 20, 1966 magazine under the headline, "Alabama Triumph to Getty Filly."
Installed as the 8-5 favorite in the field of eight for the million-dollar race, Accelerate is now tentatively scheduled to compete in the Awesome Again Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita Park in late September as a prep for the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1).
Jim and Susan Hill's Daddy Is a Legend will go for her second graded stakes win at Saratoga Race Course in as many months when she competes against six other 3-year-old fillies in the $300,000 Lake Placid Stakes (G2T) Aug. 18.
With Monomoy Girl training toward the Cotillion Stakes (G1) at Parx Racing next month, Midnight Bisou has the opportunity to snatch some spotlight for herself in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (G1) Aug. 18.
Grade 3 winner Sassy Sienna looks to regain her sharp winter form, and Gio Game chases her first graded win Aug. 18 in the $100,000 Monmouth Oaks (G3) at Monmouth Park.
After The Saratoga Sale was up by $9.8 million and the N.Y.-bred sale saw a $2.2 million increase in gross, the yearling sales broke through the $100 million barrier with a combined three-sale gross of $101,048,500.
Aheadbyacentury heads a field of nine Canadian-bred 3-year-olds for the Aug. 18 $400,000 Breeders' Stakes, third jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown, going 1 1/2 miles over the turf at Woodbine.
Talismanic recorded an impressive success in the Prix Gontaut-Biron (G3) over 10 furlongs on turf at Deauville Aug. 15 in what was his first start since the end of March.
The Ohio-bred gelding, bred by Justice Farm and Greg Justice, is raced by Sheltowee Farm.