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A Search for Talent: Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 21:18
Follow along with Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners President Aron Wellman as he takes you inside the opening evening of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale. Wellman partners with fellow Thoroughbred owner Mike Repole to secure a $900,000 colt.

New Vocations Preps for OTTB Takeover in Kentucky

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 18:10
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is preparing for its Third Annual All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show, which will be held Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

Newly Formed Sustainable Racing NY PAC Emerges

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 18:10
A political action committee connected to NYRA was formed in the past several days, according to records filed with the state board of elections.

Pricey City Zip Pinhook Among Top Hips to Watch

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 18:10
A colt sired by the late City Zip and the costliest previously purchased yearling in the sale is among the top horses to watch during the Aug. 12 first session of the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred sale.

Pletcher Has Three 'In Play' for Travers Stakes

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 18:10
Trainer Todd Pletcher said the $1.25 million Travers Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) remains a possibility for Always Dreaming, Outplay, and Tapwrit after all three breezed Aug. 11.

Mind Your Biscuits Leaves Summers Wanting More

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 18:10
On paper, multiple grade 1 winner Mind Your Biscuits' five-furlong breeze in 1:00.45 under regular rider Joel Rosario was one of the best over the Saratoga Race Course's main track on Aug. 11, ranking third-fastest of 18 horses. 

Litfin at Large: Top-Level Turf Weekend

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 18:10
In the Midwest, the 35th running of the Arlington Million (G1T) follows two other grade 1 grass races at Arlington International Racecourse, the Secretariat for 3-year-olds and the Beverly D. for fillies and mares.

Lisa's Booby Trap's Colt Offered in New York-Bred Sale

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 18:10
A Big Brown colt entered in the Aug. 12 first session of the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale has a back story that has produced a book and was featured on a national television news program.

Positive Vibe on Eve of New York-Bred Sale

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 15:10
The barn area at Fasig-Tipton's sale grounds in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., was brimming with activity the morning of Aug. 11 as consignors and buyers went through the paces of inspecting New York-bred yearlings for the sale scheduled for Aug. 12-13.

Hendrickson Plans to Attract Next Gen to Hall of Fame

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 15:10
John Hendrickson, a successful businessman who is thoroughly immersed in the Thoroughbred world, hopes to modernize the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, making it more accessible to a younger generation.

O'Brien Quartet Tops Keeneland Phoenix Stakes Roster

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 15:10
The Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (G1) at the Curragh is an early test of local 2-year-olds, usually with a heavy emphasis on trainer Aidan O'Brien's Ballydoyle yard.  

O'Brien Quartet Tops Keenland Phoenix Stakes Roster

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:05
The Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (G1) at the Curragh is an early test of local 2-year-olds, usually with a heavy emphasis on trainer Aidan O'Brien's Ballydoyle yard.  

Thunder Snow Brings Top Form to Prix Jacques Le Marois

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:05
The Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard - Jacques Le Marois (G1) at Deauville on Aug. 13 could be billed as a rematch involving Thunder Snow (IRE), Trais Fluors (GB) and Gold Luck (FR), the first three finishers in the Prix Jean Prat (G1).

Mach One Rules Made Heavyweight in Longacres Mile

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:05
R.E.V. Racing's Mach One Rules is slated to carry the top weight in the Aug. 13 Longacres Mile Handicap (G3) against a field of 11 other older males that includes multiple graded stakes winner Stryker Phd and last year's Mile winner Point Piper.

California Chrome's Full Sister Wins at Del Mar

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 23:51
California Chrome still may be aberration of all aberrations, but he's no longer the only winner produced by Love the Chase, the famed mare who broke her maiden for an $8,000 tag.

Skye Diamonds on the Rise Heading Into Rancho Bernardo

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 23:51
Up next for Skye Diamonds, with an eye on the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1), is the $100,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (G3), where she'll encounter Constellation once again, along with Claiborne Farm's grade 3 winner Bendable.

Timely Issues on Tap at This Year's Round Table

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 23:51
The old "Law & Order" television program used to promote its shows as being "ripped from the headlines," which also serves as a description of this year's Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing.

Comic-Con, SantaCon, Why Not Equestricon?

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:51
When it comes to Thoroughbred racing and Saratoga Springs, N.Y., too much, it seems, is never enough.

Brooklynsway Out to Regain Form in Groupie Doll

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:51
If the 5-year-old mare Brooklynsway runs to her best form, Ellis Park's $100,000 Groupie Doll Stakes (G3) on Aug. 13 goes through the daughter of Giant Gizmo.

Copper Bullet Seeks Better Lessons in Saratoga Special

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:51
The gentle term used for Copper Bullet's last effort was "frustrating," and it's one his connections hope he can put behind him in Saratoga Special Stakes (G2) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 13.

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