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The 2018 Arlington Million brought a legion of thrills to Chicago as thousands of fans descended on Arlington Park for a day of fashion, betting, and fun, capped off with a $1 million horse race won by Robert Bruce. Presented by America's Best Racing
Gun Runner handled the 10-day transition to the breeding shed off his score in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) like a true champion.
On Aug. 15 Fahan Mura will try for her sixth win from seven starts this year when she takes on a field of six older fillies and mares in the $75,000 CTT and TOC Handicap at Del Mar.
The $100,000 Bolton Landing Stakes for 2-year-old fillies drew a field of eight and will feature a trio of Wesley Ward trainees headed by his group 2 winner Shang Shang Shang.
The Aug. 14 sale at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton will offering yearlings and horses of racing age.
Forget any hinting. Merit Man's first winner Give Me a Hint got right in the faces of nine challengers Aug. 12 at Del Mar in her first start.
Indiana Oaks (G3) winner Talk Veuve to Me and multiple graded stakes winner Midnight Bisou put in their last works before the Alabama Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course, breezing four furlongs on the Oklahoma training track Aug. 13.
519 lots are cataloged for the three-day October yearling sale
Koji Maeda's Awardee was euthanized Aug. 6 after suffering fracture to his right hock during training at Daisen Hills, the training facility of Maeda's North Hills Farm.The news was made public Aug. 11.
Alpha Centauri is officially the best 3-year-old Irish filly since Ridgewood Pearl 23 years ago after her rating was upped 2lb to 124 on Monday, a day on from her magical Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois (G1) display.
When Jimbo and Torie Gladwell's Top Line Sales sold a Tapizar colt sold for $105,000 during the Aug. 11 first session of the Fasig-Tipton NY Bred Yearling Sale, it marked a major pinhook score for a partnership that includes Jimbo's brother Raymond.
For the second year in a row, a record-priced offering fueled a vibrant market that set records for gross, median, and average price at The New York-Bred Sale, topped by a son of Pioneerof the Nile sold for a sale-record $600,000.
Spendthrift Farm's marquee sires Into Mischief and Malibu Moon led the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Preferred Yearling Sale by average price among stallions represented by two or more sold.
In his second try at the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3), the chestnut with the striking white face put it all together, but there was a moment in the stretch where it appeared as if he might hold himself back.
A colt by Pioneerof the Nile was purchased by Shortleaf Stable for $600,000 during the second session of Fasig-Tipton's New York-Bred Preferred Yearlings Sale.
Calvin Borel teamed with trainer Ian Wilkes to capture Ellis Park's signature race, as Champagne Problems powered to a 3 1/4-length victory over frontrunning favorite Sense of Bravery in the $100,000 Groupie Doll Stakes (G3) Aug. 12.
Trainer Shug McGaughey had already entered the $100,000 Fasig-Tipon Lure with a special connection to the race, having conditioned the two-time Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) winner for which race is named.
Having her way on the lead, Jon Marshall's Tricky Escape put together back-to-back stakes victories, taking the $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Waya Stakes Aug. 12 at Saratoga Race Course.
Multiple graded-stakes winner Curlin's Approval rebounded from a fourth-place finish in the June 30 Princess Rooney Stakes (G2) Aug. 12 with a dominating, 2 1/2-length victory in the $75,000 Sugarloaf Key at Gulfstream Park.
The development of Hronis Racing's Yuvetsi has been more of a germination or a brew. It took her 13 starts, but afer a decisive score in the $100,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (G3), she's now a graded winner.