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Pletcher, Asmussen Each Send Duo for Saratoga Special

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:55
Trainer Todd Pletcher will send a pair of debut winners into their first stakes start Aug. 12, as Meade and Spinoff comprise one-third of a six-horse field of juveniles in the $200,000 Saratoga Special Stakes presented by Miller Lite (G2).

Ireland's Only Breeze-Up Sale to Move to Fairyhouse

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:55
Tattersalls Ireland and Goresbridge Horse Sales are to join forces in staging Ireland's only breeze-up sale next year, to build on progress made by Goresbridge in establishing the sale as a key date in the European breeze-up calendar.

Hall of Famer Lava Man on Road to Recovery

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:55
Lava Man is now recovering at San Luis Rey Equine Clinic in Bonsall, Calif., and trainer Doug O'Neill said he and his team are optimistic about his recovery.

Godolphin Purchases Group 2 Winner Dark Vision

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:55
Impressive Qatar Vintage Stakes (G2) winner Dark Vision, who earned quotes of 16-1 for next year's QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (G1) after extending his unbeaten record to three, has been purchased by Godolphin.

The Jockey Club Round Table Available Via Live Stream

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:55
The Jockey Club will provide a live video stream for the Aug. 12 Annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on

Wonder Gadot Fires Bullet in Preparation for Travers

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 13:45
In her first workout in preparation for her expected start in the Aug. 25 Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course, Wonder Gadot showed her readiness to take on male rivals once more when she fired a bullet four-furlong breeze Aug. 10.

City of Light to Lane's End Upon Retirement

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 13:45
Multiple grade 1 winner City of Light will join his sire Quality Road at Lane's End Farm upon the conclusion of his racing career, Will Farish's operation announced Aug. 10.

Will Robert Bruce Rebound in the Arlington Million?

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:35
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Arlington Million (G1T).

Lyrical Lady Takes on Five in Adirondack Stakes Debut

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 22:27
Phoenix Thoroughbreds' Lyrical Lady is set as the 6-5 morning-line favorite to take on five other first-out winners making their second start in the $200,000 Adirondack Stakes (G2) Aug. 11 at Saratoga Race Course.

Instagrand Set for Stakes Debut in Best Pal

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 19:27
If the Into Mischief colt, who was purchased by owner Larry Best for $1.2 million, runs anything close to his debut romp in the six-furlong Best Pal Stakes (G2), his rivals will likely only get a view of his hindquarters in the stretch.

Pinch Hit Aims to Fulfill Prophecy in Groupie Doll

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:21
Louisville owner Richard Klein said that right after the 3-year-old Pinch Hit finished fourth in Ellis Park's Groupie Doll Stakes (G3) last year that trainer Brad Cox told him the filly would be their 2018 winner.

Grade 2 Winner Mobile Bay Retired to Whispering Oaks

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:21
Tigertail Ranch's two-time Louisiana horse of the year and homebred son of Lone Star Special will enter stud in 2019.

Heart to Heart One to Catch in Fourstardave

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:21
After years of near misses at the top level, Heart to Heart now has multiple grade 1 victories to his credit and is seeking to add to that stockpile as the 2-1 morning-line favorite in the Aug. 11 $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (G1T).

Star Hunting at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga with Rob Masiello

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:21
Rob Masiello, a partner with West Point Thoroughbreds, takes fans behind the scenes at the opening evening of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale of selected yearlings.

Grade 1 Winner Masochistic Back in Light Training

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:16
Grade 1 winner Masochistic, the gelding who was at the center of multiple controversies during his five seasons of racing and was retired in March, has returned to light training at Del Mar for a simple reason.

On Eve of Sale, New York Breeding Program On a Roll

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:16
It's a great time to be the executive director of New York Thoroughbred Breeders. Just ask Jeff Cannizzo, who has held that position for 10 years and is relishing in recent successes of horses bred in the Empire State.

Fravel: 'Backstretch, Farm Workers Deserve Our Respect'

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:16
Craig Fravel on the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards

Beyond Blame Headlines Pucker Up Stakes

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:16
Pop-A-Top's Beyond Blame will look to make it back-to-back graded stakes victories when she challenges a dozen other sophomore fillies in the $100,000 Pucker Up Stakes (G3T) at Arlington International Racecourse Aug. 11.

Meade Confident in Advertise, Should he Run in Phoenix

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 10:15
According to trainer Martyn Meade, if Advertise (GB) runs in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (G1) Aug. 12 at the Curragh, he will win, no matter which of 10 entries trainer Aidan O'Brien saddles.

Nominations for Industry Awards Program Closing Aug. 15

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 10:15
Farm and stable owners urged to recognize their best farm and stable workers.

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