• Untamed Domain passes Hemp Hemp Hurray in the final strides of the Summer Stakes Sept. 17

    Untamed Domain Grinds Out Summer Stakes Victory

    Untamed Domain, an Animal Kingdom 2-year-old colt trained by Graham Motion for West Point Thoroughbreds, sat off the pace and finished with enough in the tank to run down Hemp Hemp Hurray in the Summer Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine Sept. 17.

  • Trainer Louis Roussel III stands with Heavens Whisper, who brought him his 1,000th win Sept. 15 in a maiden event at Arlington International Racecourse under jockey Jose Valdivia Jr.

    Trainer Louie Roussel Joins 1,000-Win Club

    Trainer Louie Roussel III, who conditioned 1988 Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner Risen Star, earned his 1,000th victory when a horse he owns, Heavens Whisper, won the fourth race at Arlington International Sept. 15 on debut.

  • Racing at Kentucky Downs begins Sept. 6 after rain delayed the weekend start

    Kentucky Downs Ready for Opening Day

    Big purses at Kentucky Downs, which completed a $5 million off-season renovation, attracted an overflow of entries to the track's maiden and allowance races, the richest in the nation.

  • Yellow Agate wins the 2016 Frizette

    Ontario Colleen Stakes Features Tough Field

    A compact field of 3-year-old fillies, including three graded stakes winners, highlight the Ontario Colleen Stakes at Woodbine Aug. 27. Yellow Agate, winner of the Frizette Stakes, will try the turf for the first time.

  • Java Gold, with Pat Day aboard, takes the rain-drenched 1987 Travers Stakes

    Looking Back 30 Years to the 1987 Travers

    The cast of the 1987 Travers Stakes (G1) rivaled any group that had been assembled to that point, and since, with seven grade 1 winners and the winners of that year's classic races shooting for the Mid-Summer Derby.

  • Can'thelpbelieving wins the Sky Classic under jockey Joe Bravo by 1 1/4 lengths

    Can'thelpbelieving Flies to Sky Classic Win

    Can'thelpbelieving (IRE) received a perfect trip Aug. 20 under jockey Joe Bravo behind dueling leaders Dragon Bay and Starship Jubilee, to power home and win the Sky Classic Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine for trainer Graham Motion.

  • Channel Maker (outside) nosed out Final Copy at the wire to win the Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine

    Channel Maker Captures Breeders' Stakes

    Bill Mott's hot summer continued when his English Channel 3-year-old Channel Maker fought through the lane to deny a comeback bid by Final Copy and won the $400,000 Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine Aug. 20.

  • Patrick Husbands guides Conquest Panthera (pink silks) to victory in the Play the King Stakes

    Conquest Panthera Takes Play the King

    Conquest Panthera, trained by Mark Casse, wore down pacesetter Dowse's Beach to capture the Play the King Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine Aug. 19, earning his first graded stakes score. The race was marred by the death of Calgary Cat.

  • Trainer Chad Brown is the first trainer to win the Million and Beverly D. on same day

    Chad Brown Reaches New Heights at Arlington

    For all his accomplishments in the last decade Chad Brown has been training, he added another feat Aug. 12, when he became the first trainer to capture both the Arlington Million (G1) and Beverly D. Stakes (G1) on the same day.

  • Take Charge Indy, who know stands in the Republic of Korea, at WinStar in 2013

    Take Charge Indy Gets First Black-Type Winner

    Take Charge Indy, the 2012 Florida Derby winner, can boast his first black-type winner after the Kelly Breen-trained Take Charge Paula survived a speed duel and drew off to win the White Clay Creek Stakes at Delaware Park Aug. 9.

  • Rally Cry wins the 2017 Alydar Stakes

    Rally Cry Gives Notice in Alydar

    While the bad fortune for the once-promising Mohaymen continued in the Alydar Stakes at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 6, the Todd Pletcher-trained Rally Cry alerted the older handicap division that he could be a new force with a 8 3/4-length win.

  • Paid Up Subscriber Recovering from Surgery

    After a dazzling performance at Saratoga Race Course in which she ran away to a 32 1/2-length score in the Shuvee Handicap (G3), Paid Up Subscriber had ankle surgery this week and will be sidelined for at least 60 days, her trainer Chad Brown said.

  • Carina Mia

    Carina Mia Finds Her Luster in Shine Again

    The form from the Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1) continued to hold up well as Carina Mia became the third next-out winner from that Belmont race when she made quick work of the Shine Again Stakes field at Saratoga for new trainer Chad Brown.

  • Dark Artist cruises to victory in her second start July 30 in Monmouth's fifth race

    Paynter Gets First Winner With Dark Artist

    Five years after he dusted a group of sophomores in the Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1), Paynter triumphed again on Haskell Day via Dark Artist, a 2-year-old filly who gave him his first win as a stallion, at Monmouth Park July 30.

  • Into the Gray led at every pole to become the first winner for Graydar

    Into the Gray Brings Graydar First Winner

    Graydar, a son of Unbridled's Song and a winner of five of six races, including three graded stakes races, had his first winner as a stallion July 27 when Into the Gray led at every point in a one-mile maiden special weight at Presque Isle Downs.

  • Raison Tiz gets a head in front at the wire on the Gulfstream Park turf

    Raison d'Etat Gets First Winner

    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.

  • Mama's Kid draws off to a 17-1 upset at Del Mar

    Richard's Kid Gets First Winner at Del Mar

    Hard-knocking Richard's Kid, winner of three grade 1 races, is now a winning sire after Mama's Kid rushed to the lead and never looked back in a 2-year-old maiden special weight sprint at Del Mar July 20