Week 25 of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll of all ages remains status quo in the top-10 results released today.
Opportunity more than genetics often shapes a stallion's future. Those with the largest books clearly get the best opportunity to show what they are capable of producing.
Graded stakes victories by Skye Diamonds and West Coast, the continued emergence of apprentice jockey Evin Roman, and a spectacular debut by the well-regarded 2-year-old Zulfikhar highlighted Los Alamitos' Summer Thoroughbred Festival.
Trainer Chad Brown won his second straight Belmont Park spring-summer individual meet title, while jockey Jose Ortiz posted two victories July 16, closing day, to clinch the riding title for a second straight year.
Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson started the program a decade ago that celebrates the workers who take care of Thoroughbreds, and it is still going strong, with nightly activities on the backstretch at Saratoga.
In the time between races of Del Mar's 10-race opening day card July 19, fans and horsemen figure to give some thought to the Breeders' Cup World Championships, which will be contested at the seaside Southern California track this fall.
Multiple Irish champion trainer Aidan O'Brien was fined $1,500 by New York regulators after three sealed bottles of Duphaylyte Solution was found in his "care, custody, and control."
The New York Racing Association announced July 17 that racing analyst Gabby Gaudet will undertake an expanded role with NYRA, working on the broadcast team for the 2017 Belmont fall meet, and continuing through Cigar Mile Day Dec. 2 at Aqueduct.
Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) will host its fourth annual Golf Tournament Monday, Sept. 25th, 2017 at Champions Trace Golf Club located at 20 Avenue of Champions Nicholasville, Ky.
The catalog for the Osarus La Teste September yearling sale is now online. The sale, which takes place Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 6-7, at La Teste de Buch racecourse in La Teste de Buch, France, comprises 271 lots.
Live Thoroughbred racing will return to Saratoga Race Course on Friday, July 21 for its 40-day summer meet that includes 69 stakes worth a record $18.775 million in purses.
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