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Santa Anita Names Stakes After American Pharoah

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 21:42
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.

Parx Racing Owner Approved to Offer Online Gaming

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 18:40
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Aug. 15 awarded the owner of Parx Racing and casino a license to conduct online gambling.

Shang Shang Shang to Face Males in Skidmore Stakes

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 18:40
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.

Looking for a Longshot in the Pacific Classic

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 18:40
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar.

Ollie's Candy Back for More in Del Mar Oaks

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 18:40
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.

Future Breeders' Cup Host Sites to be Announced

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 18:40
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 Scores in Union Avenue

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 18:40
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.

Ellis Park Accredited by Safety & Integrity Alliance

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 15:40
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Ellis Park has received its initial accreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance.

Jockey Martin Grabs Career Win 4,000

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:34
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, Son of Genuine Risk, Euthanized at 25

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:34
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.

Like Many, Rogerson Looking Forward to Winx's Return

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:34
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). 

BackTrack: Natashka Adds to Family Tradition in Alabama

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 06:15
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."

Hronis' Accelerate in the Spotlight for Pacific Classic

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 20:53
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).

Daddy Is a Legend Seeks More Spa Success in Lake Placid

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 20:53
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.

Midnight Bisou Can Claim Spotlight in Alabama

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 20:53
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.

Sassy Sienna Seeks Monmouth Oaks Rebound

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 20:53
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.

Fasig-Tipton's $110 Million Summer

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 20:53
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 Takes Center Stage in Breeders’ Stakes

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 17:47
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 Scores Easily in Return to Racing

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 17:47
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.

Firsthand Justice Delivers First Win for Tidal Volume

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 17:47
The Ohio-bred gelding, bred by Justice Farm and Greg Justice, is raced by Sheltowee Farm.

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