Equine Sales of Louisiana announces its grand opening in Opelousas with the 2012 inaugural yearling sale Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. It will feature 282 yearlings recruited from local and national consignors.
Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Balance the Books uncorked a sustained last-to-first move in Thursday's Grade 2, $200,000 With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga, denying the pacesetter Joha in the final strides to break his maiden. A fast-finishing second in his debut over the same 1 1/16-mile trip on the Mellon Turf, the Lemon Drop Kid colt got up by a head in a final time of 1:42 1/5 on the firm course.
Alto Racing's Archwarrior was a "talking horse" going into his career debut in Thursday's 3RD race at Saratoga, going off at cramped odds of 1-4, and the Todd Pletcher juvenile obliged with a 3 1/4-length decision.
Sunday's Grade 1, $300,000 Spinaway Stakes shapes up as a clash between Stonestreet Stables' flashy debut maiden winners Teen Pauline and Dreaming of Julia and the established class of Saratoga's juvenile filly division, Grade 3 Schuylerville Stakes heroine So Many Ways.
A year after Tom Proctor shipped Banned west to win the Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) for Glen Hill Farms, the trainer is back for the turf event Sept. 3 with La Jolla Stakes (gr. IIT) winner Old Time Hockey.
Sunday's Grade 2, $300,000 Del Mar Derby at nine furlongs on turf came up very contentious, with the winners of the Grade 2 La Jolla (Old Time Hockey) and both divisions of the local Oceanside Stakes (Midnight Crooner and My Best Brother) present as well as dangerous East Coast shipper Howe Great, and Sunday's dynamite 11-race program at Del Mar also features well-regarded three-year-old filly Potesta, who will return from a 71-day layoff in the $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes.
Maiden Balance the Books, last in the homestretch, took the overland route to nab pacesetter Joha on the line in the $200,000 With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 30 on the turf at Saratoga Race Course.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear Aug. 30 said regulations designed to reform some aspects of the state's equine medication policy will be implemented despite action by a legislative committee that found them deficient.
Michael J. Bruder's Quick Wit returns to the grass in the Sept. 2 Saranac Stakes after winning an off-the-turf running of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes, but Lucky Chappy is the 2-1 morning line favorite.
Two more national organizations have called on Kentucky to move forward with medication reform regulations shot down by a legislative committee Aug. 27.
Doncaster Bloodstock Sales' premier yearling sales ended its two-session run Aug. 30 in England with a decline of less than 1% in its gross revenue.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Aug. 30 that Tom Leach will host the 27th Annual National Awards Dinner to be held Sept. 7 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington.
Defending Eclipse Award champion female sprinter and last year's Breeder's Cup Filly & Mare Sprint heroine Musical Romance posted her first published workout since a July 7 victory in the Grade 1 Princess Rooney Handicap when breezing five furlongs in 1:03 1/5 over Calder's wet-fast track on Tuesday morning.
Stonestreet Stables' Teen Pauline, who set a track record in her July 25 debut at Saratoga Race Course, tries stakes company Sept. 2 in the Spinaway against six other juvenile fillies.
Conor Foley of Darley America has announced he will leave the operation to open Oracle Bloodstock, an agency whose product mix will include stallion acquisitions, yearling selection, and private bloodstock acquisitions.
Get Serious is a fan favorite at Monmouth Park, where he has won eight stakes (five of them grade III affairs). But the 8-year-old gelding faces multiple challenges going into the $100,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes Sept. 1.
Fed Biz, an early hopeful on the Triple Crown trail for owner Kaleem Shah and trainer Bob Baffert in February, returns to action in the $100,000 El Cajon Stakes Aug. 31 at Del Mar.
Grade I winner Nobiz Like Shobiz came through with his first winner when his juvenile son Thank You Kisses scored at Hoosier Park Aug. 29.
Pete and Tom handicap the Woodward Stakes field racing at Saratoga this weekend. watch video
Jackson Bend will get the chance to defend his title in the $500,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 1, according to Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito.
Pete and Tom handicap the Woodward Stakes field racing at Saratoga this weekend. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Woodward Stakes
Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito said Thursday morning that Jackson Bend will get the chance to defend his title in Saturday's Grade 1, $500,000 Forego. Zito had entered the five-year-old son of Hear No Evil Wednesday in the seven-furlong race, but did not want to commit to running until he was absolutely certain Jackson Bend was suffering no after-effects from a training mishap two weeks ago.
Magnolia Racing Stable and Hidden Brook Farm's Street Life, who pulled up after the wire and was vanned off after finishing last in the Grade 1 Travers, has been retired, trainer Chad Brown said Thursday morning.
After weathering Hurricane Isaac, Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino resumes live racing Thursday, Aug. 30. Post time is 5:40 CDT.
Stewards at Delaware Park have levied a lengthy suspension against apprentice Victor Rodriguez for two incidents on the Aug. 25 race card.
Jody and Michelle Huckabay's Elm Tree Farm has hired Pat Hayes as farm manager of the Paris, Ky. operation.
Multiple stakes winner Street Life has been retired with a career-ending soft tissue injury to his left front pastern, Dan Hall of Hidden Brook Farm confirmed Aug. 30.
With New York's racetrack video lottery terminal operators looking to become full-blown casino destinations, a new player in the crowded market is asking regulators for the eighth and final harness racetrack license.
Instant Racing is set to expand in Kentucky Aug. 31 when 177 of the electronic machines will begin operation at Ellis Park in Henderson.
- By Vic Zast
There were three stakes races, each with a purse of $100,000, on Wednesday. read blog
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 375 yearlings for its Eastern fall yearling sale. The number is down 29.9% from last year's total of 535.
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