Shane's Girlfriend hasn't fired her best every time she makes it out for a race, but when she does the results are impressive.
The July 8 Coral-Eclipse (G1) at Sandown pits a clutch of the season's top 3-year-olds against some accomplished elders, including Decorated Knight, who was last seen finishing second behind Highland Reel at Royal Ascot.
Grade 1 winner Time and Motion and the Argentina-bred Dona Bruja (ARG) will be the ones to beat in the $100,000 Modesty Handicap (G3T) July 8 at Arlington International.
The Minnesota Racing Commission is pleased to announce commissioners Dan Erhart and Dr. Camille McArdle have been reappointed, and Roy Johnson has been appointed, to the commission for six-year terms beginning July 1, 2017.
NBC coverage will begin at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, July 8.
The New York Racing Association (NYRA) and FOX Sports Ohio announced an agreement today to televise "Belmont Park Live" and "Saratoga Live" on select dates in 2017.
Patricia Generazio homebred Pure Sensation will try to secure a third graded stakes win in as many Parx starts and defend his title in the $200,000 Parx Dash Stakes (G3T) June 8. The five-furlong turf sprint has attracted a dozen entries.
Before she tasted Breeders' Cup glory and took home end-of-the-year honors, everything came together for Seltzer Thoroughbreds' Finest City one afternoon last year at Los Alamitos Race Course.
Neel has been with Ro Parra's farm since 2006.
In terms of handle, United States horse racing enjoyed a steady second quarter, an important metric as it includes the three Triple Crown races.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey and Lothenbach Stables own the obvious heavyweights in the American Derby (G3T), one of three graded turf stakes being run July 8 at Arlington International Racecourse.
Multiple grade 1 winner Tinners Way was euthanized July 5 at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY., where he had been pensioned since 2010.
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Fasig-Tipton has added a dozen entries to its ever-expanding selected horses of racing age sale scheduled for July 10 at the Newtown Paddocks in Lexington.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum's group 2 winner Mubtaahij has been relocated to Southern California and is now under the care of trainer Bob Baffert.
Highlighted by the Maryland Million program, four graded events, and a tribute to recently retired Mid-Atlantic legend Ben's Cat, the Maryland Jockey Club will offer 44 stakes worth $4.42 million in purses during its fall meet at Laurel Park.
United Nations, Mother Goose, Princess Rooney, San Carlos, King Edward, Highlander, Singspiel, Dominion Day, Wilshire, American, Landaluce, Smile Sprint, Carry Back, Dr. James Penny Memorial, Bashford Manor, Queen's Plate and more.
Owners of horses of racing age currently not Breeders' Cup nominated have until July 15 to get discounts.
High winds damaged three barns at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races the evening of July 5, but no horses or humans were injured and the track expects to not miss any race dates.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has banned Murray Rojas, her husband Eduardo Rojas, and trainer Stephanie Beattie from entering horses at the Grantville, Pa., track.
Dede McGehee's homebred Dolphus has three things going for him in the July 8 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (G3): speed, good recent form, and pedigree.
The Pizza Man is by far the class of the field in the Stars and Stripes Stakes (G3T), but still must prove he can get the job done at age 8 over the Arlington turf.
Jacob West has joined Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners as the company's vice president of bloodstock.
This week is a race recap of the 1949 American Derby at Washington Park won by Ponder written by Blood-Horse staff titled "Ponder: He Sprints to Conquer." The story ran in the Sept. 3, 1949 issue of The Blood-Horse magazine.
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