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  • Governor Malibu at Belmont Park in June

    Governor Malibu Probable for Jim Dandy

    Jump Sucker Stable and Oak Bluff Stables' Governor Malibu, fourth in the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (gr. I) in his last start, is now under strong consideration for the July 30 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Hard Aces and jockey Santiago Gonzalez win the 2016 Cougar II Handicap.

    Hard Aces Too Tough in Cougar II

    Hronis Racing's Hard Aces took control at the start and repelled a stern challenge from Quick Casablanca around the final turn to win the $100,000 Cougar II Handicap (gr. III) July 24 at Del Mar.

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    Songbird All Heart at Saratoga

    Songbird, as if she wanted to toy with onlookers and viewers across the nation to build the drama, took Carina Mia's best shot during the final turn in the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I), but was still able to win in her signature fashion.

  • Up With the Birds wins the 2016 Nijinsky Stakes.

    Up With the Birds Back Winning at Woodbine

    Sam-Son Farm's Up With the Birds, back in his home country, where he was named 2013 Canadian Horse of the Year, snapped a 12-race winless streak with a 1 1/4-length score in the $200,000 Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT) July 24 at Woodbine.

  • Tin Type Gal (inside) wins Boiling Springs Stakes

    Tin Type Gal Rallies to Take Boiling Springs

    Trainer Graham Motion decided to scratch Tin Type Gal from the July 22 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT) in favor of the July 24 Boiling Springs Stakes (gr. IIIT) and the move paid off when the Tapit filly won the Monmouth Park fixture.

  • Destin (inside) lost Belmont Stakes by a nose to Creator

    Destin Remains On Track for Jim Dandy

    Twin Creeks Racing Stables and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' Destin, who fell a nose short of winning the Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (gr. I), remains on target for the July 30 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza after the San Diego Handicap (gr. II)

    'Chrome' Back to Los Al After San Diego Win

    Seemingly everyone that got within earshot of trainer Art Sherman wanted to express their appreciation for what they experienced the day before, when California Chrome and Dortmund did battle in the stretch during the San Diego Handicap (gr. II).

  • Hit It Once More wins New York Derby

    Hit It Once More Gives Sire a Milestone

    August Dawn Farm's Hit It Once More netted his first stakes victory in the $164,150 New York Derby July 23 at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack and gave his sire, Hard Spun, his 50th black-type winner.

  • California Chrome fights off Dortmund to win the San Diego.

    'Chrome' Edges Dortmund in Del Mar Battle

    The Del Mar crowd roared as California Chrome put a head in front of Dortmund in the final turn of the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) July 23, but little did they know the battle they were in store for in the stretch.

  • Mokat rolls home to win the San Clemente.

    Mokat Surges to San Clemente Victory

    J K Racing Stable's triple stakes-placed Mokat put it all together for her first stakes win July 23 at Del Mar, bursting past rivals nearing the home turn and galloping away to win the $200,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Penny Chenery with Secretariat, Eddie Sweat, Lucien Laurin, and jockey Ron Turcotte; Penny was TOBA president from 1976-84

    BH 100: A Mighty Pair

    The careers of two Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association presidents were related via the roles they played in the training career of one Lucien Laurin.

  • Fair Eva First Stakes Winner for Frankel

    Juddmonte Farms' unbeaten champion Frankel reached an important milestone as a freshman sire July 23 when his daughter Fair Eva won the Princess Margaret Juddmonte Stakes (Eng-III) at Ascot, providing him with his first stakes winner.

  • Paulassilverlining wins the 2016 Vagrancy Handicap.

    Paulassilverlining Rolls to Honorable Miss

    Entered off back to back graded stakes wins, grade II winner Paulassilverlining will try to extend that streak to three against a deep field of female sprinters in the $200,000 Honorable Miss Stakes (gr. II) July 27 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Highland Reel comes home strong to win the King George and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

    Highland Reel Leads Every Step in King George

    The six rivals facing Highland Reel in the King George and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) July 23 at Ascot had no answer for his early speed, and the 4-year-old son of Galileo led every step to score a clear victory.

  • Big Book wins last year's Fleet Treat Stakes

    Beholder Work Moved After Del Mar Breakdowns

    Three breakdowns within a span of 10 minutes marred the early training session at Del Mar on a hazy morning July 23, forcing Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella to postpone a scheduled breeze for three-time champion Beholder.

  • Sweet Loretta wins the 2016 Schuylerville.

    Sweet Loretta Powers to Schuylerville Win

    St. Elias Stable's Sweet Loretta kicked off stakes action at Saratoga Race Course with an impressive victory in the $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies July 22, opening day at the upstate New York track.

  • Tepin

    Casse Stars Work Out at Saratoga

    Mark Casse worked several of his stars July 22 at Saratoga Race Course, as Tepin and World Approval worked on the turf course, and Noble Bird went a sharp half-mile on the main track.

  • Alberta Downs Takes Unique Approach to Races

    The simple sentence posted at 10:50 a.m. July 17 on the Alberta Downs Facebook page was not especially surprising to anyone following the twists and turns of the small track this summer: "There will be no racing today at Alberta Downs."

  • Georgia VIP Day Set for Kentucky Downs

    Starting Gate Marketing in partnership with the Georgia Horse Racing Coalition is excited to announce Georgia VIP Day at Kentucky Downs on Thursday, September 8th.

  • TOC Hires Morey as NorCal Liaison

    TOC announced today the hiring of Elizabeth Morey as its Northern California Liaison. She replaces long‐time staff member Richard Scheidt, who has resigned to pursue other opportunities.

  • HRRN Saratoga Series Begins July 23

    Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Thursday they will once again broadcast live from historic Saratoga Race Course every Saturday throughout the 2016 race meet.

  • HRRN Saratoga Series Begins July 23

    Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Thursday they will once again broadcast live from historic Saratoga Race Course every Saturday throughout the 2016 race meet.

  • A Song in an Everlasting Garden

    If your brain can sniff out what you remember about Songbird's third dam Torsion Belle, whose four black-type horses appear as siblings to Songbird’s second dam Beaty Sark (by Deputy Minister), a few bells might have started to ring.

  • Trainer Steve Miyadi (center) with Run for Retts in the Del Mar winner's circle in 2015

    Miyadi Suspended by CHRB After Drug Test

    The California Horse Racing Board announced July 21 that trainer Steve Miyadi will be suspended 30 days after one of his horses tested for levels of methamphetamine and amphetamine that exceeded allowed limits.

  • Songbird winning Summertime Oaks in previous start.

    Songbird Adds Star Power to Sunday's CCA Oaks

    Champion Songbird will put her perfect record on the line July 23 in the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, which features a purse pumped up from $300,000 to $500,000 to attract the daughter of Medaglia d'Oro.

  • Funding Issue Latest Delay for Brockton Meet

    The potential return of live racing to the Brockton Fairgrounds was delayed once again July 21, when the Massachusetts Gaming Commission tabled the track's request for funds to cover the administrative and operational expenses of running a live meet.