Harbinger, who was named the world's highest rated runner after a stunning triumph in the July 24 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I), has been retired from racing.
Wagering across the country on races run through the first two full weeks at Saratoga is nearly identical with 2009 figures according to statistics released today by the New York Racing Association.
With jockey Shaun Bridgmohan in the irons, reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra continued preparations for the Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, breezing a strong six furlongs in 1:12.96 Aug. 9.
The latest edition of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction suffered downturns after a strong performance in 2009. Read what buyers and sellers had to say about the sale.
HRTV's Inside Information revisits the amazing career of Cigar, a Horse of the Year who recorded 16 consecutive victories. Watch Video
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony, to be held the morning of Aug. 13 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., can be viewed on television as well as the Internet.
Meadowlands, which went from cash cow to undesirable according to a recent report, got a boost Aug. 7 when its Hambletonian Day program produced the third-highest total handle in harness racing history.
Slideshow includes photos of Blame, Zenyatta, Champagne d'Oro, JP's Gusto, Concord Point, Majesticperfection, and more. View Slideshow
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Canadian grade II winner Strut the Stage came through with his first winner when his son Born to Boogie scored Aug. 7 at Woodbine in his initial start.
Ginger Added won her initial start to become the first winner by Canadian champion Added Edge.
A person who practices defensive horsemanship is less likely to be hurt while handling a horse, Robert M. Miller, DVM, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., said at the recent American Veterinary Medical Association meeting July 31-Aug. 3 in Atlanta, Ga.
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