A move to the United States had not paid many dividends for Swansea Mile, but all of that changed July 27, when the 7-year-old Dylan Thomas gelding delivered a stunning upset in the A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase Handicap (G1T) at Saratoga.
A powerhouse renewal of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) is on tap July 29 at Ascot with dual Oaks winner Enable (GB) taking on older rivals Highland Reel (IRE), his full brother Idaho (IRE), Jack Hobbs (GB) and Ulysses (IRE).
In his graded stakes debut, Ascend reached racing's heights. Now the 5-year-old son of Candy Ride (ARG) will try for consistency at the graded stakes level when he faces six other older horses in the Bowling Green Stakes (G2T) July 29 at Saratoga.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) and Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) at Saratoga.
The goal of The Right Horse initiative is to increase the number of successful horse re-homings, and one of their main focuses is working to improve public perception of horse adoption.
This week is a recap of the 2006 Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) at Saratoga Race Course won by Bernardini.
R3 Racing, Calara Farms, and ERJ Racing's Curlin Road certainly had to work for his first graded victory in the $100,000 Cougar II Handicap (G3) July 26 at Del Mar.
Shortly after Curlin Road, a $95,000 Barretts May 2-year-old sale graduate, captured the July 26 Cougar II Handicap (G3) at Del Mar, Barretts conducted its paddock sale. Three sold for $100,000 or more, topped by a $180,000 colt by Animal Kingdom.
A.P. Indian returns to top level company while seeking his first win of the year in a repeat bid for the grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap at Saratoga Race Course July 29 for trainer Arnaud Delacour and Green Lantern Stables.
Bing Bush, Robert Devlin, Claire Novak, Lonny Powell, and Anna Seitz join the board.
Massachusetts lawmakers voted to extend the current statute authorizing and governing live racing and simulcasting in the state on the evening of July 26, thus avoiding a shutdown of the entire horse racing industry in the state.
A brave front-end effort from Finley'sluckycharm ended up for naught over the Saratoga Race Course main track July 26 as multiple grade 1 winner Paulassilverlining just got up at the wire to capture the six-furlong Honorable Miss (G2).
If not for his gray stablemate's late-season ascension, Baoma Corporation's Drefong would have been the brightest rising star of 2016.
Y chromosome research shows common link among male lines of most modern breeds
In what will be their first starts since the second classic in Baltimore, Always Dreaming will try and make his last outing into an aberration, while Cloud Computing is out to reinforce his late-blooming upside.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course issued a statement July 26 commending the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission's decision to uphold the track's ban of trainer Eduardo Rojas.
Can'thelpbelieving, second last time out in the United Nations Stakes (G1T), leads a short field of five signed up to travel 10 furlongs on the Woodbine turf in the $175,000 Nijinsky Stakes (G2T) July 29.
Jockey David Flores, who secured three Breeders’ Cup wins in the early 2000s and delivered top-notch rides throughout his career, plans to retire from racing after this weekend at Del Mar.
Let’s make a horse racing movie. You know, the kind they used to make in the 1940s and ‘50s. It doesn’t matter if the plot is implausible. People love this kind of stuff.
The summer's two best meets began with buzz, but will they be able to sustain the momentum?
Cool Catomine proved to have another gear and jockey Luis Contreras delivered another winning ride in a Canadian Triple Crown race as the duo drew off late in the Prince of Wales Stakes July 25 at Fort Erie Racetrack.
Multiple graded stakes winner Girvin will have a new set of hands guiding him when he starts in the July 30 betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) as jockey Robby Albarado is set to be in the irons, trainer Joe Sharp confirmed July 25.
Florida freshman sire Anthony's Cross got his first winner July 25 at Indiana Grand Race Course where his daughter Crossed won by 5 1/4 lengths in her racing debut.
Freshman sire San Pablo was represented by his first winner July 25 at Finger Lakes, when Timothy P. Murphy's Tender Boy edged out victory by a neck at first asking.
Coaching Club American Oaks, Diana, TVG San Diego Handicap, Eddie Read, San Clemente Handicap, Oceanside, Ontario Matron, Shady Well, Toronto Cup and more.
Private equity management company Z Capital Partners has purchased Sports Information Group, the parent company of Daily Racing Form.
Lane's End Farm announced July 25 that prominent stallion City Zip has been euthanized at age 19 due to chronic foot problems.
Multiple grade 3 winner Home Run Kitten and stakes winner Aristocratic, as well as a group of well-bred 2-year-olds, top the 43 horses entered in the July 26 Barretts Paddock Sale at Del Mar.
Kentucky purses continue to benefit from the success of historical racing, which registered another strong year.
Tim Ritvo, The Stronach Group's chief operating officer, met with racetrack owners, state legislators, and Massachusetts gaming commissioners July 24 to discuss the possibility of converting a former greyhound track into a Thoroughbred venue.
Godolphin Racing's Hemsworth will return to stakes company while attempting to regain the form he showed as a juvenile in a field of seven 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Curlin Stakes on Saratoga Race Course's main track.
Hard Aces will return to defend his title in the 1 1/2-mile Cougar II Handicap (G3) July 26 at Del Mar for trainer John Sadler.
Florida breeders have a legal right to challenge the provisions of an annual plan that outlines the receipts and distribution of breeders' incentive award funds, according to a July 24 opinion issued by the state's First District Court of Appeal.
Awesome Banner had his final breeze, before shipping to Saratoga Race Course for the $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1).
Abel Tasman was set to return to Bob Baffert's barn at Del Mar in California July 24, while trainer Bill Mott reported runner-up Elate suffered a few bumps following the break, but nothing that would keep her from training.
The Fields Stable's Portrade, freshened off a pair of starts to open his 8-year-old season, returns to the site of his most recent victory when he heads a field of 11 in the A.P. Smithwick Memorial hurdle (NSA-1) July 27 at Saratoga Race Course.
Maggi Moss' grade 1 winner Big World will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton November sale as part of the Bluewater Sales consignment.
Citing the investigation of whether Godolphin had properly reported that one of its horses had contracted strangles, Henry Plumptre has stepped down as managing director of Godolphin in Australia.
The ocean breeze at Del Mar may have brought out the best in the Sir Prancealot filly, who displayed an eye-catching turn of foot with a last-to-first winning move in the $200,000 San Clemente Handicap (G2T) July 23.
Ontario-bred Glamanation, winner of the July 23 Shady Well Stakes at Woodbine, is the first black-type stakes winner for her sire, Adena Springs Kentucky stallion Point of Entry.
Making her third start and her first on the turf, Raison Tiz made up 10 lengths in the stretch to win a maiden claiming race going five furlongs at Gulfstream Park, handing Raison d'Etat his first win as a sire July 23.
A gusty move to the front of the six-horse field on Abel Tasman from jockey Mike Smith after the first quarter-mile earned the Quality Road filly her third consecutive grade 1 victory in the $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (G1).
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert didn't have any overnight revelations to explain Arrogate's clunker of a performance in the July 22 TVG San Diego Handicap (G2) at Del Mar.
Multiple graded stakes winner Girvin put in his final breeze July 23 for his next start in the 50th renewal of the $1 million Betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) July 30 at Monmouth Park.
Waiting for a horse like this is something Sol Kumin and Jay Hanley no longer will do. For as many top-class horses as they own and will own, they know in their heart they will never again have a horse like Lady Eli. Nor will anyone else.
With three wins on Saratoga Race Course's July 22 card, including Lady Eli's triumphant return to the track's winner's circle with her game victory in the grade 1 Diana Stakes, trainer Chad Brown was in good spirits at his barn Sunday morning.
By the Moon, Paulassilverlining, and Finley'sluckycharm are all seeking to extend their current stakes win streaks in a field of five for the 26th running of the $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap (G2) July 26 at Saratoga Race Course.
Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys' Gun Runner turned in his penultimate work July 23 for the $1.2 million Whitney Stakes (G1) Aug. 5, with a five-furlong breeze in 1:00.01 over the main track at Saratoga Race Course.
Hronis Racing's Accelerate stunned the world July 22 with a dominant upset in the $300,000 TVG San Diego Handicap (G2). Jockey Victor Espinoza sent the horse to a gate-to-wire victory as Mike Smith was unable to get heavily favored Arrogate going.
Michael House's Hunt provided a moment of drama in the stretch, but even a blocked-off trip wasn't enough to prevent the Dark Angel gelding from winning his first graded race.
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