Headlines for Wednesday, August 19, 2015

  • The Females Behind Pharoah

    We are all well aware by now that Jill Baffert is the "woman behind the man" in the Baffert family, but it is time to meet the "women" of the Zayat family.

  • Mississippi Delta won the Alywow by 3 lengths on June 14.

    Mississippi Delta Set for Ontario Colleen

    Alywow Stakes winner Mississippi Delta will try to continue her winning ways at Woodbine when she returns to the Rexdale, Ontario track on Saturday, Aug. 22 for the $150,000 Ontario Colleen Stakes (Can-III).

  • Breeders' Cup officially announced June 24 that Keeneland will host the event in 2015.

    Keeneland to Offer Breeders' Cup Tours

    Keeneland will celebrate hosting the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships by offering hour-long, guided tours that will give fans an insider's look at the rich connection between Keeneland and the Breeders' Cup.

  • High Dollar Woman winning the grade II Indiana Oaks.

    Something for Everybody in Monmouth Oaks

    Seven of the 11 3-year-old fillies for the Aug. 22 Monmouth Oaks (gr. III) come into the race off wins, but the only graded winner in the field -- High Dollar Woman -- drew the outside post in the 1 1/16-mile event.

  • Shogood Looks to Step Up at Arlington

    On Aug. 22 the Nobiz Like Shobiz colt returns to stretch out to seven furlongs and step up in company in the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III), departing from post 4 in a field of 13 with Chris Emigh up.

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    After 20 Days, Spa Handle Up $47.7M From 2014

    Aided by an almost 9% increase in average field size and eight more turf races, pari-mutuel handle at the midway point of the 40-day Saratoga Race Course meeting is showing strong gains compared with the same period in 2014.

  • Delaware Park to Review Safety Protocol

    The Delaware Park Safety Committee will review safety protocol following a Tuesday, Aug. 18 paddock accident in which a valet suffered serious injury but was not transported from the track for 32 minutes.

  • Turf Paradise

    60th Season Set for Turf Paradise

    The 60th season of racing at Turf Paradise kicks off Oct. 17, with a new track announcer and a stakes schedule totaling $1.45 million during the 136-day stand that ends May 8, 2016.