On July 31 at Monmouth Park, Shackleford will try to stamp himself as the division leader when he leads a field of eight in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I).
An employee of totalizer company Sportech was responsible for incorrect payoffs being posted on the seventh race at Del Mar July 21, 2011, the California Horse Racing Board reported.
Fresh off a dominating win in the Triple Bend Handicap (gr. I), Smiling Tiger is back to defend his title in the Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar July 31.
Locally-based Get Serious has been off form this season but will try to get back to his winning ways when he goes for his third straight victory in the $200,000 Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT) July 31 at Monmouth Park.
Payton d'Oro, looking for her first win since returning from nearly a year's layoff in March, leads a closely-matched field for the $250,000 Ruffian Invitational (gr. I) at Saratoga July 31.
Following his sensational workout on turf recently at Saratoga, trainer Todd Pletcher decided to enter Sidney's Candy in the $150,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) July 31, where he is up against six rivals.
The Bob Baffert-trained Coil drew the rail for the fourth time in six career starts in the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July 31 at Monmouth Park.
Amy Bunt has been named the membership and education coordinator at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
NBC Sports' broadcast of the July 23 Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) at Saratoga drew an audience of 1.18 million viewers, signaling a successful launch of the NBC Sports Group's "Summer at Saratoga" series.
Jason, Ian and Evan handicap the Haskell and Jim Dandy this weekend. Watch Video
Fifty-seven horses have been nominated for this year's 42nd running of the grade II, $750,000 West Virginia Derby.
When Kentucky Downs becomes the first Kentucky track to implement Instant Racing, it will do so with the takeout from the electronic games allocated to purses during the first year being used to help defray startup costs.
Mel Lawson, a member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, died July 27 in Burlington, Ontario.
Suffolk Downs, which had been racing only three days per week during the current meet, will now card live racing four days per week. The schedule change is a result of passage of a bill in the Massachusetts legislature.
The chairman of Churchill Downs Inc. said July 28 that the racetrack and gaming company may not proceed with installation of Instant Racing machines even after pending litigation is finalized, likely some time in 2012.
For EQB's Jeffrey Seder, high-tech is the way to go. The president and CEO of the Pennsylvania consulting firm advocates using science to find the best sale prospects. read blog
Saratoga jockeys will be in full voice Aug. 22, when they take the stage at Vapors Night Club for "Riders Up," an evening of jockey karaoke and dinner to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
Uncle Mo, last year's champion 2-year-old colt, breezed four furlongs in :50 2/5 over the Oklahoma Training Track July 28 at Saratoga
Toccet, sire of this year's graded stakes winner Ventana, has been purchased to stand at Warren and Linda Center's Mighty Acres near Pryor, Okla.
- By Vic Zast
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