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  • What's Going On Here: Power of Pedigree

    Tapit—North America's leading sire three years running—didn't get a chance to run in the Belmont Stakes (G1), but his presence in the American classic race certainly has been felt the last few years.

  • 910 Lots Cataloged for Tattersalls July Sale

    The catalog for the 2017 Tattersalls July Sale is available online and will be published on Thursday, June 15. Numbering 910 lots, the sale comprises 747 horses and fillies in/out of training and 163 broodmares, 10 of which have foals at foot.

  • Hip 199 sold for a final bid of $400,000

    First Dude Colt Tops Strong OBS June Opener

    Topped by a First Dude colt bought by his breeder for $400,000 on behalf of a racing partnership he heads, the Ocala Breeders' Sales' 2-year-olds and horses of racing age sale began on a strong note June 13.

  • Hansel was the oldest living Triple Crown classic winner

    Champion Hansel Euthanized Due to Old Age

    Lazy Lane Farm's Hansel, winner of the 1991 Preakness Stakes (G1) and Belmont Stakes (G1) and subsequently Eclipse Award winner as champion 3-year-old colt that season, was euthanized June 13 due to the infirmities of old age. He was 29.

  • Abel Tasman, Mike Smith up, on her way to winning the G1 Acorn

    The Week in Photos 6/13/2017

    Belmont, Mohegan Sun Metropolitan, Woodford Reserve Manhattan, Ogden Phillps, Acorn, Longines Just A Game, New York, Woody Stephens, Brooklyn Invitational, True North, Belmont Gold Cup Invitationals, Jaipur Invitational and more.

  • Hip 573, an Uncle Mo colt, breezed a quarter-mile in :20 4/5.

    OBS June Day 2 Hips to Watch: Tapit Time

    The timing couldn't be better for three consignors with colts sired by Gainesway's leading sire Tapit entered in the June 14 second day of the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-olds and horses in training sale.

  • Mastery won the San Felipe Stakes in impressive fashion but was pulled up after the race

    Mastery Retired After Claiborne Farm Arrival

    Undefeated grade 1 winner Mastery has been retired after arriving at Claiborne Farm June 12, according to representative Bernie Sams. The 3-year-old son of Candy Ride (ARG) will begin stud duty at the Kentucky operation in 2018.

  • Holy Helena scores in the Woodbine Oaks

    Holy Helena Surges to Woodbine Oaks Victory

    In a late charge, Stronach Stables' homebred Holy Helena stormed down the middle of the Woodbine stretch to defeat 11 others by a length in the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser June 11. 

  • The Amazing Tapit: The Whole Story

    Tonalist...Frosted...Creator...Tapwrit. If not for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah defeating Frosted in 2015, Tapwrit would have been Tapit's fourth consecutive Belmont Stakes winner.

  • Post-Belmont Stakes News Update

    Post-Belmont Stakes News Update

    Claire Novak pays a visit to Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit and checks in on the status of several other Belmont contenders including Irish War Cry, Patch, Gormley, Senior Investment, and Hollywood Handsome.

  • Belmont Stakes Wrap

    Belmont Stakes Wrap

    Claire Novak recaps the Belmont Stakes, where Tapwrit ran down Irish War Cry to become the third Belmont Stakes winner sired by Gainesway's Tapit, and trainer Todd Pletcher's third Belmont Stakes winner as well. Also an update on Hollywood Handsome.

  • Tapwrit draws clear to win the Belmont Stakes over Irish War Cry

    Tapwrit Wears Down Irish War Cry to Win Belmont Stakes

    With an inside trip just off favored Irish War Cry, Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert LaPenta's Tapwrit angled out late in the final turn under jockey Jose Ortiz and kicked well clear of the rest in the 1 1/2-mile classic.

  • Disco Partner flies home to take the Jaipur

    Disco Partner Wins Jaipur in World Record Time

    For a second straight year a Patricia Generazio homebred not only won the Jaipur (G3T) but set a course and North American record in the process when Disco Partner rallied to a half-length victory in the turf sprint June 10 at Belmont Park.

  • An Astrology filly, Hip 631, worked in : 20 4/5 on the last day of the OBS June under tack show

    Two Fillies Fastest Workers in OBS Under Tack Finale

    A filly from the first crop of sprinter Poseidon’s Warrior and an Astrology filly posted bullet works June 10 as Ocala Breeders’ Sales concluded its under tack show in preparation for next week’s 2-year-olds and horses in training sale.

  • China Horse Club's Teo Ah Khing leads Abel Tasman into the Belmont Park winner's circle

    Abel Tasman Too Strong in Acorn

    Abel Tasman, winner of the May 5 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1), put on another last-to-first showcase when she shot up the rail and withstood a challenge from Salty to capture the $700,000 Acorn Stakes (G1).

  • West Coast is clear by 3 3/4 lengths under Mike Smith

    West Coast Best in Easy Goer

    Hall of Famer Bob Baffert brought West Coast to the East Coast ready to rumble, and the son of Flatter impressed like a 9-5 choice should June 10 in the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes at Belmont Park.

  • Grande Premio Brasil Offers Breeders' Cup Turf Berth

    Led by the Haras Doce Vale's Brazilian Filly Triple Crown winner No Regrets (BRZ) and multiple Group 1 winner Haras Santa Maria Araras's Daffy Girl (BRZ), a field of 18 runners has been entered for the June 11 Grande Premio Brasil (G1) at Gavea.

  • Churchill Repurchases Shares from Duchossois Group

    Churchill Downs Incorporated announced that it has repurchased 1,000,000 shares of its common stock for $158.78 per share from an affiliate of The Duchossois Group, Inc. in a privately negotiated transaction.

  • Irish War Cry is the morning-line favorite for the June 10 Belmont Stakes

    Strong Card Awaits Fans at Belmont Park

    With the first two classic winners of 2017 skipping the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) and a pair of hopefuls not making the race, the big-event approach to the day by the New York Racing Association could prove key June 10.

  • Epicharis in his last day of training at Belmont Park June 6, before his soundness issues began

    Epicharis Out of Belmont Stakes

    Epicharis, who traveled from Japan to contest the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1), was a vet scratch the morning of the race June 10, after he failed to train several days in a row at Belmont Park.