The Breeders' Cup confirmed Aug. 9 that the 2013 World Championships will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2.
- By Steve Haskin
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Cambina, along with rival Nereid, top the $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 12 at Del Mar. The cast of six will travel nine furlongs on the turf.
Rotating venues was part of the spirit of the Breeders' Cup. read blog
There's a common thread linking Sunday's pair of $200,000 juvenile stakes at Saratoga, and it's the formidable presence of Todd Pletcher runners. The meet's leading trainer will send out impressive debut winner Kauai Katie in the Grade 2 Adirondack for fillies, while the unbeaten duo of Shanghai Bobby and Drum Roll will go to bat for the barn in the Grade 2 Saratoga Special.
Starlight Racing's Shanghai Bobby is the 2-1 morning line favorite for the Aug. 12 running of the $200,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course.
Multiple Grade 1 queen and millionaire Winter Memories, recent winner of the Grade 1 Diana Stakes at Saratoga, has been retired from racing. The Phillips Racing Partnership homebred daughter of Silver Hawk racked up an 8-2-0 mark from 12 career starts to go along with $1,268,100 in earnings while under the tutelage of trainer Jim Toner.
Top competitors including KY Oaks (gr. I) winner Believe You Can will be out in full force next weekend for the Alabama Stakes (gr. I), Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT), and Woodford Reserve Lake Placid (gr. IIT).
Phillips Racing Partnership's Winter Memories, a millionaire daughter of El Prado, has been retired from racing due to a degenerative bone condition in her ankle and will begin a broodmare career at Darby Dan Farm.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin sent the Godolphin runner through his first post-Jim Dandy move Aug. 9 at Saratoga Race Course, beginning the tune-up process for the Travers Stakes (gr. I).
With his intimidating speed, four-year-old ridgling Turbo Compressor has developed this year into one of the dominant turf runners in the country.
'GIRLS TEAM' THEY SAID IT
Belle Royale, winner of the May 28 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) at Betfair Hollywood Park, has been retired due to a tendon injury and sold privately to a Japanese farm.
Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Ky., has become the 24th racetrack to be fully accredited by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Safety and Integrity Alliance.
A field of six 2-year-old fillies, including a recent impressive maiden winner and two stakes winners, are set to contest the Aug. 12 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course.
Pete and Evan examine the Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga. watch video
Haskell winner has recovered from a fever and it is hoped he can make the Travers.
Pete and Evan examine the Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Fourstardave Handicap.
Horse Racing Radio Network will provide exclusive radio coverage of the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame inductions Aug. 10, beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT).
The Breeders' Cup announced Thursday that the 30th Breeders' Cup World Championships will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2, 2013.
Kentucky Downs has announced a reduction in takeout rates for all wagers during the six-day all-turf meet at the Franklin, Ky. track that begins Sept. 8.
Jockey Gallyn Mitchell, the all-time leading rider at Emerald Downs, is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a severe fracture in his right hand.
Carnegie, winner of the 1994 Forte Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) for Sheikh Mohammed, has been euthanized because of the infirmities of age.
The New York Racing Association, Inc. has released the stakes schedules for the 2012 Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack fall meets that will be highlighted by the $1 million TVG Jockey Club Gold Cup.
- By Vic Zast
Mechanicville, N.Y. has 5,000 residents. One in five attended Ray Price's 15th annual "Stakes at Saratoga" party in the backyard of Saratoga Racecourse. read blog
Age appears to be a significant factor in the prevalence of equine rhinitis virus A and B (ERAV and ERBV) in several regions of the United States, according to a recent study results.
Editor's note: This article is part of TheHorse.com's ongoing coverage of topics presented at the 2012 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum, held May 30 - June 2 in New Orleans, La.
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