Queen's Plate Stakes runner-up Tiz a Slam and multiple graded stakes placed State of Honor are set to face off again in the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie July 25
Ana O'Brien, the jockey daughter of perennial leading Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien, could be sidelined until November as a result of injuries she sustained in a fall during the July 18 evening race card at Killarney Racecourse.
Top international sires Dalakhani and Iffraaj reached important milestones in France during the previous week with each represented by his 50th black-type stakes winner.
The English Jockey Club has appointed new chairmen for Newmarket Racecourses, Jockey Club Estates, and The National Stud. Each appointment, announced July 18, comes into effect Jan. 1.
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.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club 2016-17 season, driven in part by massively increased international wagering, was so powerful it surprised even CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges.
Actress won the Jebel Ali Silver Jubilee Anglesey Stakes at the Curragh to become the first black-type winner for Declaration of War, while What a Catch was Justin Phillip's first black-type winner in the Rockville Centre Stakes at Belmont Park.
Juddmonte Farms' homebred Enable tracked the pace in the July 15 Darley Irish Oaks (G1) at the Curragh, blew past the leader turning for home and drew off to win every bit as easily as she had in her last start, the Investec Oaks (G1) at Epsom.
Harry Angel turned the tables on 3-year-old rival and previously undefeated Caravaggio in the July 15 Darley July Cup at Newmarket, where he won by 1 1/4-lengths over the best of the older horses, Limato, as Caravaggio finished fourth.
The Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained Shakeel moved into contention and two furlongs from the wire and engaged with Permian in a thrust-and-parry battle to the wire, where Shakeel prevailed by a nose in 2:30.42 over the good going.
Records continued to tumble at Tattersalls July 14, with benchmarks for turnover, average, and median all set at the 2017 renewal of the July sale.
Clemmie, a full sister to dual Guineas winner Churchill, was an easy winner in the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes (G2), positioning her as a leading early candidate for next season's 1,000 Guineas.
Roly Poly went right to the lead in the July 14 Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes (G1) at Newmarket and powered home first by 1 1/4 lengths over Wuheida.
Rapper Dragon claimed the Hong Kong Horse of the Year award at a sparkling ceremony held July 14 at the Grand Hyatt.
Winner of the Camelot Irish E.B.F. Mooresbridge Stakes (G2) at Naas May 1, Minding suffered an injury that forced her to miss a great part of the racing year as she prepared for a May 26 tilt in the Tattersalls Gold Cup (G1).
Enable seeks the Oaks double as she leads a field of 10 for the Darley Irish Oaks (G1) July 15 at the Curragh.
Woodbine Racetrack will be the presenting sponsor of Fasig-Tipton's inaugural Turf Showcase Sale to be held on September 10 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Among the best horses Ng trained are Billion Win, Kingston Treasure, Sweet Sanette, Sure Win King, and Basic Instinct.
As both Arrogate (134) and Winx (132) continue their preparations for upcoming campaigns, Gun Runner (125) has moved into the third spot in the fifth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2017.
Caravaggio, undefeated in six previous starts, will take on some familiar foes and, for the first time, older rivals in the July 15 Darley July Cup (G1) at Newmarket.
Winter is not coming for the July 14 Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes (G1) at Newmarket and Roly Poly is the early favorite.
Shadai Stallion Station's Deep Impact lived up to his name July 10-11 as the leading Japanese sire produced the top-priced individuals at the Japan Racing Horse Association selected foal and yearling sale.
Cartier Racing Awards, points earned in Pattern races through July 9
Japanese Horse of the Year Orfevre was represented by his first winner when his son Kurino Kooning won a maiden race at Hakodate in Japan July 9.
Jecara Farms' homebred Eskiminzin became the first winner for his sire Cold Harbor when he took a maiden special weight for juveniles at Woodbine July 9 by a neck
Thunder Snow led all the way to win the Prix Jean Prat (G1) for 3-year-old colts and fillies July 9 at Chantilly.
Ulysses (IRE) charged to the lead in the final furlong in the July 8 Coral-Eclipse (G1) at Sandown, then was all out to hold off the best-performing of the 3-year-olds, Barney Roy (GB), winning by a nose.
Runner up last out in the Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser, Sam-Son Farm homebred Mythical Mission looks to notch her first stakes victory in the $225,000 Bison City Stakes July 9 at Woodbine.
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.
The grade 1 winners will stand at Evicmen Harasi, which also stands Toccet and Justenuffhumor.
Woodbine Entertainment reports a third straight year of record Queen's Plate handle as the 13-race card July 2 at Woodbine saw handle of $13,560,678.
Ceremony took place June 30 at Kildangan Stud
Noting that the addition will allow the track to contest more turf races, owner Woodbine Entertainment plans to add a second grass course at Woodbine Racetrack in 2019.
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs breeding operation—a seven-time Eclipse Award-winning operation—added another feat July 2 when homebred Holy Helena beat the boys as the favorite in the Queen's Plate at Woodbine.
Stronach Stables' homebred Holy Helena carried on the storied tradition of fillies in the Queen's Plate with a commanding score July 2 in the $1 million race at Woodbine.
In a thrilling finish of the $175,000 Dance Smartly Stakes (G2T), Starship Jubilee and Rainha Da Bateria flew down the stretch past favorite Suffused and hit the wire at the same time, resulting in a dead heat July 2.
Finishing a close second in last year's event, Green Mask was determined to be the winner this time as he powered down the Woodbine stretch to victory in the $250,000 Highlander Stakes (G2T) July 2.
Nezwaah rallied smartly from well back to take the July 2 Pretty Polly Stakes (G1) at the Curragh by 3 1/2 lengths over Rain Goddess.
It was a mild upset for the Irish in the July 1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (G1) at the Curragh with Capri home first, denying stablemate Wings of Eagles the "Derby double."
John Murrell's Zhukova, winner of the Man o' War Stakes (G1T) at Belmont Park in her last outing, heads a field of 11 for the July 2 Pretty Poly Stakes (G1) at the Curragh in Ireland.
Topped by Canadian grade 2 stakes winner Rainha Da Bateria and multiple grade 3 winner Suffused, a well-balanced field of eight fillies and mares are set to contest the Dance Smartly Stakes (G2T) on the July 2 Queen's Plate card at Woodbine.
Wings Of Eagles seeks an English-Irish "Derby Double" July 1 at the Curragh as the Pour Moi colt leads five Aidan O'Brien trainees into the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (G1).
Stronach Stables' Holy Helena, a daughter of Ghostzapper and winner of the June 11 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser, is the 3-1 morning-line choice for the July 2 Queen's Plate at Woodbine.
Jump Start's five shuttle seasons to Argentina have made quite an impact, having produced two champions and most recently his 50th black-type stakes winner.
Both grade 1 winners stood at Spendthrift Farm, which has retained the first right of refusal if the new owner ever sells the stallions. They will be returned to the U.S. at the conclusion of their breeding careers.
The Champion Awards Judging Panel has elected the final nominees for The Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards 2016/2017.
Mott is looking to complete a first-out trifecta of Woodbine's three top races after winning the 1985 Canadian International with Lassigny and the inaugural Woodbine Mile with Geri in 1997.
NBC Sports coverage takes Royal Ascot to another level
Trainer Wesley Ward was at his Keeneland base the morning of June 26, overseeing his string that soon will include two recent stakes winners at the Royal Ascot meet in King's Stand (G1) winner Lady Aurelia and Sandringham winner Con Te Partiro.
Despite such a challenging environment, the 14-year-old son of Not Impossible has had his progeny perform unbelievably well.
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