Spendthrift Farm's Temple City took advantage of an ideal set-up, going wire-to-wire under Joe Talamo to win the $125,000 Cougar II Handicap (gr. III) on Del Mar's Polytrack July 30.
Jason Shandler's thoughts on this weekend's racing. Read Blog
Bold Chieftain, a California champion and grade II winner, has been retired from racing for stallion duty. He retires with 17 wins and 11 placings from 38 starts and earnings of $1,542,151.
Discreetly Mine, entering off an impressive graded sprint win last out, returns as the horse to beat in the $150,000 Amsterdam Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 2 at Saratoga.
Zenyatta had her regular weekly workout at Hollywood Park on the morning of July 30, breezing six furlongs in 1:13 3/5, the co-fourth fastest work of the day among 13 horses going that distance.
For the first time, The Jockey Club will provide live video streaming of the Aug. 22 Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Rachel Alexandra, coming off two consecutive wins, will race next in the $300,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 29 in Saratoga. The race for fillies and mares will be run at 1 1/4 miles.
A national horseplayer's group is hoping to head off a takeout increase of 2% to 3% for exotic wagers on California races being discussed by Thoroughbred interests and the speaker of the state Assembly.
Riversrunrylee was named the recipient of the 2009 James B. Moseley Horse of the Year Award by the New England Turf Writers Association at its 68th annual awards dinner held July 29.
Two-time grade II winner Strike a Deal will carry top weight of 123 pounds when leading a field of eight in the $200,000 Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT) Aug. 1 at Monmouth Park.
A strong field of 12 turf sprinters is set for the $200,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Handicap at five furlongs on the grass July 31 at Penn National.
Led by Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Super Saver and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Lookin At Lucky, one of the deepest fields in the 43-year history of the IZOD Haskell Invitational (gr. I) was drawn July 29 at Monmouth.
About 150 members of the harness racing community met at Meadowlands July 29 to discuss their options in the wake of a recent report that suggests racing at the New Jersey track is no longer viable under state ownership.
An expanded stakes schedule and an increase in overnight purses are part of the Hoosier Park Racing & Casino Thoroughbred meet that begins July 31.
- By Vic Zast
A faulty free tee-shirt promotion caused a bit of a blemish on Bill Mott's birthday. He won a race, of course. Read Blog
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has revoked the license of trainer Roger Horgan because of his "financial irresponsibility."
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