The Fasig-Tipton Summer Texas yearling sale got off to a slow start Monday with 129 horses selling for an average of $10,373 and a median of $5,000.
Arthur B. Hancock III's Owlsey continued to enhance her reputation as a fighter Monday afternoon and stubbornly held off Mot Juste for a one-length victory in the seventh running of the grade III, $113,500 Glens Falls Handicap for fillies and mares at 11 furlongs on the inner turf course.
After watching both his sensational 2-year-olds work Monday morning, trainer Patrick Biancone has decided to start Zavata in Saturday's Hopeful (gr. I).
Bosque Redondo, who was pulled up shortly after running fifth in Sunday's Pacific Classic (gr. I), was scheduled to undergo surgery Monday at the Equine Medical Center in Cypress, Calif.
Bill Pape's It's A Giggle, a winner of his last four starts at Saratoga, heads a probable field of nine for the National Steeplechase New York Turf Writers Cup (NSA-I) steeplechase stakes, to be run Thursday at Saratoga Race Course.
Two-year-old fillies will be in the spotlight this Friday when the grade 1, $200,000 Spinaway at seven furlongs is run.
As a result of strong wagering at New York Racing Association tracks this year, purses for New York-bred races will be raised by $2,000 during the upcoming Belmont Park fall meet.
One winning ticket purchased at Bay Meadows on Sunday's guaranteed $1-million Pick 6 at Del Mar was worth $709,396.40, third-highest for that wager in track history.
European millionaire Golan is scheduled to make his farewell start in the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) in November before beginning his stallion career at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.
A new deal for workers' compensation insurance in California may go into effect as soon as Sept. 1, but many trainers in the state remain unconvinced is the ultimate answer.
Sunline made it 10 for 10 in her homeland in returning with a win in the Mudgway Stakes (NZ-II) at New Zealand's Hawkes Bay on Aug. 24. The champion distaffer had to scrap some with pacemaker Tit For Taat in the stretch before recording her 32nd win from 45 starts. She won by three-quarters of a length.
Grade I winner Will's Way was represented by his first winner when his daughter Freedom Forever won Aug. 24 at 5 1/2 furlongs by 6 1/2 lengths at Fairmount Park in her first start.
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