Odds-on choice Twirling Candy lived up to his billing when he pulled away from Macias to win the $112,500 Oceanside Stakes as summer action got underway at Del Mar July 21.
The NTRA announced July 21 that Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at the facility.
Callan Strouss, manager of William S. Farish's Lane's End Oak Tree Division Farm, was chosen as the 2010 Kentucky Farm Manager of the Year.
Queen's Plate winner Big Red Mike will attempt to add the second jewel of Canada's Triple Crown to his record when he goes to post as the 6-5 favorite in the July 25 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie Racetrack.
Trainer Bob Baffert was less than enthused about the Del Mar track condition as Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Lookin At Lucky worked six furlongs in 1:13 3/5 over the Polytrack in the mist on the morning of July 21.
Four grade or group I winner are among the compact field of seven set to contest the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT), the first graded stakes on the Del Mar summer program July 24.
Trainer Mike Maker, who has won five Claiming Crown races in the past three years, brings a pair of strong contenders into this year's main events July 24 in Inca King and Headache.
The top three finishers of the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I), including winner Devil May Care, top a field of eight in a historic edition of the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) July 24 on opening weekend at Saratoga.
James Gammon, who campaigned homebred grade II winner Penny Blues, died July 16 in California of cancer.
Lenny and Steve discuss the opening of racing at Del Mar and Saratoga, the 3-year-olds, including a preview of the Haskell. the travels of Rail Trip, and more.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
The cross that produced Swaps Stakes surprise winner Skipshot appears to be based on an affinity of Skip Away for Halo-line mares.
Grand Adventure and Spice Route, impressive recent stakes winners on the Woodbine turf, take on defending winner Rahy's Attorney in the $300,000 Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT) July 24 at the Toronto track.
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It's not the race most people would have anticipated for her, but reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra will continue her 2010 campaign in the Lady's Secret Stakes July 24 at Monmouth Park.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is scheduling its Annual Meeting and Marketing Summit to coincide with the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program's annual Racing and Gaming Symposium.
Monmouth Park, which is conducting an experimental race meet with average daily purses of about $1 million, would be sold under a recommendation from an advisory committee appointed by New Jersey's governor.
A life-size bronze statue of Seabiscuit and his jockey, George "The Iceman" Woolf, was unveiled July 17 at the Remington Carriage Museum in Cardston, Alberta, Canada.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on July 20 approved a request from Turfway Park to cut four Wednesday cards from its fall meet, reducing the meet from 20 to 16 days and all but one stakes race.
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