All-time New York-bred money-winner Say Florida Sandy meets old foe Impeachthepro in Friday's fall opener at Belmont Park, the $75,000 General Douglas MacArthur Handicap at seven furlongs.
A wide open field of eight 2-year-olds will battle Saturday in the $75,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes at Arlington Park.
Bosque Redondo, who suffered a fractured right foreleg shortly after the finish of $1-million Pacific Classic, continues to do well following surgery, according to trainer Paco Gonzalez Thursday.
Voodoo Dancer, with assistant trainer Christophe Lorieul in the saddle, took a 6-furlong tour of the main track Thursday morning preparing for Sunday's 49th edition of the $150,000 Palomar Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.
Headed by multiple graded stakes winner Inesperado and the Grade II-winning shipper Mr. Mellon, nine 3-year-old grass runners will head postward Saturday for the 58th running of the $300,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. II).
Aidan O'Brien took no chances on Thursday and declared both of his superstars, Hawk Wing and High Chaparral, for the Ireland The Food Island Champion Stakes.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), in conjunction with Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, will coordinate an observance of the one-year anniversary of last year's September 11 tragedies.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, in conjunction with Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, will coordinate an observance of the one-year anniversary of last year's Sept. 11 tragedies.
TVG will offer live coverage of the Keeneland September yearling sale next Monday through Wednesday (Sept. 9-11). Reports from the Keeneland sale pavilion will start each day at 1 p.m. (ET). A 30-minute recap show of the sales' first three days will air on Wednesday at 10 p.m. with a repeat showing on Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
Lido Palace heads a field of only six when he tries to repeat in the grade I Woodward Stakes at Belmont on Saturday. The card also features to other grade I races, the Man o' War and Gazelle.
A field of 13 will go postward in the $1 million (Canadian funds) Atto Mile (gr. IT) Sunday at Woodbine. Favoritism may fall to Del Mar Show, who won the Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga in his last start.
Godolphin, two of whose stars have been thwarted by Highdown this season, have reacted aggressively by adding the rapidly improving 3-year-old to their own squad, the Racing Post reported.
Jockey Kieren Fallon was handed a 13-day suspension at a Jockey Club disciplinary committee hearing, The Racing Post reported.
The Democratic candidate for governor in Ohio has unveiled a proposed budget for the state that includes video lottery terminals at the state's seven racetracks.
New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. said its two branches nearest to the World Trade Center site will be closed Sept. 11, the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
Robert and Janice McNair's Stonerside Stable has retired graded stakes winner Kalatiara and Mr. Prospector's daughter Miss Halory for broodmare purposes
With his regular rider Alex Solis in the saddle, the Bruce Headley-trained son of Java Gold stepped 5 furlongs in a snappy 57.40 workout that helped raise the early morning fog off the track Wednesday.
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