Saratoga registers gains in key categories on opening day.
Favored Georgie's Angel Easily Takes Schuylerville on Saratoga's opening day.
Jackson Bend slipped through an opening along the rail at the top of the stretch en route to his first win since October 2009 in the $78,000 James Marvin Stakes on opening day at Saratoga July 22.
A cocktail party to benefit Old Friends at Cabin Creek Farm will be held Saturday, July 23, at The Washington Inn in Saratoga Springs, New York.
The Kentucky Lottery is re-launching one of its most successful lottery tickets tied to the Breeders' Cup World Championships, which will be held Nov. 4-5 at Churchill Downs.
There will be five inductees to the Canterbury Park Hall of Fame for 2011, with a ceremony to be held Aug. 6 at the Minnesota racetrack.
Acclamation could jump to top of class in distance turf division. read blog
Steve Haskin revisits Blind Luck and Invisible Ink and other stories. read blog
Golden Gate Fields will be the first Thoroughbred track in California to race a three-day week when it reopens next month for its fall meet.
Sarah's Secret, undefeated in four starts so far, leads a field of 10 sophomore fillies in the $150,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) July 24 at Del Mar.
California isn't expected to award 2012 racing dates until the fall, which makes for an interesting scenario as Breeders' Cup continues discussions on selection of a host site for next year's World Championships.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced July 22 that Treasure Island Las Vegas, is offering an qualifying tournament for the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship.
Uncle Mo took the first steps toward a return to racing Friday, July 22 at Saratoga when he breezed three furlongs in a move that trainer Todd Pletcher called "perfect."
Add Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pa., to the list of tracks that have altered schedules due to the extreme heat. The track canceled its July 22 evening program.
- By Vic Zast
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will have a race named in her honor. But vote for best race on Opening Day goes to James Marvin Stakes. read blog
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