A cold-like virus has hit the barn area at Hastings Racecourse, forcing cancellation of the Aug. 5 card.
Seven juvenile colts, led by a pair from the prolific Bob Baffert barn, look for a first stakes victory in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) at Del Mar Aug. 7.
An industry consortium supports administration of Salix by regulatory veterinarians only and a ban on adjunct bleeder drugs, but will continue to study a pilot program proposal to ban the use of race-day Salix in 2-year-olds.
Fresh off her narrow win in the A Gleam Handicap (gr. II), California shipper Irish Gypsy tries New York racing for the first time when she faces four rivals in the $150,000 Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. II) Aug. 7 at Saratoga
Led by impressive True North Handicap (gr. II) winner Trappe Shot, eight older sprinters will try to catapult to the top of the sprint standings in the $250,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap Aug. 7 at Saratoga.
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Luis Contreras will attempt to become the first jockey to win all three jewels of Canada's Triple Crown with different horses when he rides Pender Harbour in the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes on the Woodbine turf Aug. 7.
Wagering on United States races declined slightly to 2.86% during the month of July, according to figures released Aug. 4 by the Equibase Company.
Stevie Wonderboy, the champion 2-year-old male of 2005, sired his first winner when his son Sunny Superstition won at Del Mar Aug. 3.
With little time to spare and graded status for three races on the line, all five Kentucky Cup stakes will return to the calendar at Turfway Park in September. This year's Cup Day will be sponsored by WinStar Farm.
Longtime trainer Charles V.B. Cushman Jr. died Monday, Aug. 1, at his summer home in Chadds Ford, Pa.
A field of 11 3-year-olds was entered for the Super Derby Prelude Aug. 6 with all hoping to earn a berth in next month's Super Derby (gr. II), the marquee race of the season at Louisiana Downs.
Smarty Jones arrived at Haras Cuatro Piedras in Uruguay at 11 a.m. Aug. 3 and was bred to his first mare five hours later, according to co-owner Claudia Rosas.
Canterbury Park's fifth annual Extreme Race Day Aug. 6 will feature 10 horse races, plus exhibition races by camels and ostriches. Several of the races on the program have unique conditions.
Remington Park has added Nebraska native Chris Kotulak to its team, as preparations continue leading to the start of its upcoming Thoroughbred season.
Canford Cliffs, who won five consecutive European group I stakes and defeated the great mare Goldikova in one of them, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Coolmore Stud.
Larry Sterling, who trained the great California closer Vigors, died July 27 in Hot Springs, Ark., after battling cancer.
Old Friends announced Aug. 4 that Prized, the 1989 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner and sire of Brass Hat, has joined their Thoroughbred retirement center.
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