Articles posted July 17, 2012

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Saratoga kicks off 2012 season

The nation's finest horses, top jockeys and best trainers will once again gather in upstate New York when historic Saratoga Race Course commences its 144th season of racing on Friday, with the Grade 1, $1 million Travers the centerpiece of a glittering 40-day meet that runs through Labor Day, September 3. offers $20,000 Beat the Champ Challenge, the official advance-deposit wagering service for Churchill Downs Incorporated, is offering its players a unique opportunity to take on the 2012 DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Champion, Michael Beychok, in a competition featuring more than $20,000 in cash and prizes.

Laurel to have higher purses, more stakes

The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the 2012 Laurel fall schedule Tuesday after reaching agreement with both the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and Maryland Horse Breeders Association. The schedule was approved by the Maryland Racing Commission earlier Tuesday at its monthly meeting.

Farhh to face Frankel in Sussex

Godolphin's Farhh, trained by Saeed bin Suroor, will be supplemented to the Group 1 Sussex and take on the unbeaten Frankel in the Goodwood mile race on August 1, provided the ground is not too fast.

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