Champion female sprinter Groupie Doll tightened the screws for her title defense in the Sept. 9 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes (gr. II) on Sept. 3, going a half in :47 3/5 at Churchill Downs.
Wagering and attendance both declined slightly during the 40-day 2013 meet at Saratoga Race Course that concluded on Labor Day, Sept. 2.
Adena Springs announced Sept. 3 that Grant Williamson will join the Adena Stallions sales and marketing team. From his base in Kentucky he will assist the team in promoting all of Adena Springs' stallions.
Alpha Bettor and Hogy top an oversubscribed edition of the $250,000 Presque Isle Mile Sept. 8 at Presque Isle Downs, both sharing highweight assignments of 124 pounds.
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Saratoga, Del Mar, Europe, Monmouth Park, Woodbine, Arlington, Gulfstream and more.
Compared with 2012, average all-sources handle declined 17% at the recently completed Ellis Park summer meet, a decrease the track attributes to new competition and fewer off-track outlets in the state.
Keeneland announced Sept. 3 that Matt May and Amy Owens have joined its Communications staff as media relations manager and communications associate, respectively.
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program has announced the recipients of its two non-competition awards for 2013: the T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the T.I.P. Young Rider of the Year Award.
NYRA and Penn National Gaming Inc. will launch a special reduced takeout Thursday Pick 4 that will link the final two races at Belmont Park with the first two races at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
Rizeena unleashed a blistering rally from near the back of the field and blew past battling front-runners Kiyoshi and Tapestry in the closing stages to capture the Moyglare Stud Stakes (Ire-I) Sept. 1 at the Curragh.
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- By Vic Zast
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