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    Tracks Across Country Mark PDJF Day

    Almost 30 racetracks will participate in "PDJF Day Across America," a fundraiser for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund, on Aug. 1, with numerous events and auctions are scheduled at racetracks.

  • Tonalist breezed five furlongs at Saratoga's Oklahoma training track, clocking 1:02.55.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-PbXSxFR">Order This Photo</a>

    Tonalist, Noble Bird Among Whitney Workers

    Several Whitney (gr. I) contenders drilled July 31 for the upcoming $1.25 million race next weekend at Saratoga Race Course, including 2014 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tonalist, who put in his final serious work.

  • Monmouth Park

    Monmouth, New Jersey Racing Enjoy Spotlight

    When the racing spotlight falls on Monmouth Park this weekend, Dennis Drazin, who has helped guide the track in recent years, is confident fans who attend and watch on national television will see a top track.

  • Retired Trainer Dutton Dies at 87

    Retired trainer Jerry Dutton, a mainstay among California horsemen for decades, died July 30 at the age 87, the Del Mar publicity department announced.

  • Most Inspiring First Winner for Gio Ponti

    Most Inspiring, from the first crop of three-time champion Gio Ponti, breaks her maiden in her first attempt July 31 at Woodbine, winning a six-furlong maiden special weight on the turf in 1:10.36.

  • Rachel's Valentina

    Rachel's Valentina to Debut Aug. 2 at Spa

    Rachel's Valentina, the 2-year-old daughter of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra and 2006 3-year-old champion male Bernardini, will make the first start of her career Aug. 2 in the second race at Saratoga Race Course.

  • American Pharoah, at Monmouth Park

    After Anxious Moment, American Pharoah Cool

    Other than an anxious moment while walking to the Monmouth Park paddock for a schooling session, American Pharoah quickly settled down as he prepares for the Aug. 2 William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I).

  • Smart Transition wins the $100,000 Curlin Stakes by 4 3/4 lengths.

    Smart Transition Powers Home in Curlin

    Arnold Zetcher's homebred Smart Transition picked up his first black type victory July 31 at Saratoga Race Course, kicking into gear off the turn and drawing away to win the $100,000 Curlin Stakes.

  • CHRB Rejects Proposed Decision on Valenzuela

    The California Horse Racing Board has rejected a hearing officer's proposed decision concluding jockey Pat Valenzuela should be permitted to work as an exercise rider and also have his license restored once he pays a fine.

  • Uncertainty as Delaware Drops Pletcher Case

    A recommendation by an attorney for Delaware racing stewards to drop a therapeutic medication overage case against trainer Todd Pletcher could impact the sport's move toward uniform medication rules, Pletcher's attorney said.

  • Beshear, Moses to Speak at Round Table

    Two-time Olympic gold medal winner Edwin Moses and Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear will be the featured speakers at The Jockey Club's 63rd annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing on Aug. 9.

  • Untapable

    Untapable Looks for Shuvee Relief

    Champion Untapable will seek class relief in the $200,000 Shuvee Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 2 at Saratoga Race Course, coming off a five-length loss to Wedding Toast in the June 6 Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Lochte
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    Lochte Seeks Winning Form in Oceanport

    Crossed Sabres Farm's Lochte hopes to get back on the winning track as the 5-year-old gelded son of Medaglia d'Oro tops the field for the $150,000 Oceanport Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 2 at Monmouth Park.

  • Inside the August 1, 2015 Issue

    Hard Not to Like closes from six lengths back to take Diana Stakes in record time and more in the August 1, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.

  • New York OTBs, CDI at Odds Over Host Fees

    New York's five off-track betting corporations said they have cut ties with Churchill Downs Inc. and won't offer signals from tracks owned by the company or tracks that contract with CDI to sell their simulcast signals.

  • Kent Desormeaux

    Desormeaux Failed Breathalyzer at Del Mar

    Jockey Kent Desormeaux was taken off his final two mounts at Del Mar July 29 because of a failed breathalyzer test, stewards said July 30. Desormeaux said his carbonated water caused a false reading.

  • That Handicapping Show: Haskell Invitational

    Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the return of the Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah, in the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. Download Equibase Past Performances for the Haskell Invitational. For further analysis courtesy of America’s Best Racing, check out "How to Make Money Betting American Pharoah in Haskell."

  • First Winner for Giant Surprise

    Sudden Surprise, a Repole Stable homebred, is the first winner for his sire Giant Surprise. Giant Surprise broke his maiden in his debut at Saratoga July 30, 2011.

  • Churchill Downs Stock Price Soars

    A day after Churchill Downs (CHDN) reported record second-quarter earnings, the company's stock price soared July 30 on the NASDAQ, setting a record high and closing up 5.55%.

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    Real Solution Acquired by Calumet Farm

    Real Solution, a son of Kitten's Joy who stood his first stud season at Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Ramsey Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., this year, has been purchased by Calumet Farm near Lexington to stand at stud.