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  • Walk Close rallies to win the Modesty Handicap.

    Walk Close Pounces in Modesty Victory

    Highland Yard's Walk Close bided her time off the pace in the $100,000 Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) and then asserted herself in the stretch to win July 11 at Arlington International Racecourse.

  • World Approval fights off Crittenden to win the American Derby.

    World Approval Makes Grade in American Derby

    World Approval nabbed pacesetter Nun the Less with an eighth of a mile to run and fended off menacing Crittenden for a narrow win in the $100,000 American Derby (gr. III) July 11 at Arlington International Racecourse.

  • Quiet Force comes home strong to win the Arlington Handicap.

    Quiet Force Speaks Up in Arlington H.

    Kevin Warner's Quiet Force, a sharp $40,000 claim in March 2014, comes from just off the pace to win the Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT). The son of Dynaformer will likely start in next month's Arlington Million (gr. IT)

  • Tightend Touchdown gets the victory in the Parx Dash Handicap.

    Tightend Touchdown Ends Skid in Parx Dash

    After finishing second to Ben's Cat in the previous two editions of the five-furlong turf race at Parx Racing, Tightend Touchdown would not be denied Saturday, July 11, edging longshot Mongolian Saturday by a nose.

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    Monmouth Planning 'Pharoah Phan Phestival'

    Monmouth Park is planning a "Pharoah Phan Phestival," featuring three days of events and activities to culminate with American Pharoah's planned run in the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) Aug. 2.

  • Uno Emayo First Winner for D' Funnybone

    Rudy Rodriguez and Carl Lizza Racing Stable's Uno Emayo won the first race at Belmont Park July 11 and became the first winner for multiple grade II winner and young New York stallion D' Funnybone.

  • Court Ruling Could Slow Finger Lakes Casino

    A push to develop a new commercial casino in the Finger Lakes region of New York was ordered to slow down by an appeals court, which determined local officials did not not follow environmental review procedures.

  • Simulcast Award Entries Deadline Aug. 17

    The award honoring the racing industry's best simulcast production will be presented at the 23rd annual International Simulcast Conference held this year in Clearwater Beach, Fla. The deadline for all entries is Aug. 17.

  • Judge Rules Against Keeneland, Van Berg

    A Kentucky judge has ruled that Keeneland acted improperly regarding a money transfer from a buyer's account and that ultimately trainer Jack Van Berg was wrong to request the transfer of funds.

  • Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale Recap

    Ian Tapp recaps the Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale, including comments from buyers and sellers, and from Reed Ringler of Fasig-Tipton. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale Recap

    Ian Tapp recaps the Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale, including comments from buyers and sellers, and from Reed Ringler of Fasig-Tipton. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • CHRB Sees Decrease in Drug Violations

    According to the California Horse Racing Board, there were only four Class 1, 2, or 3 medication violations in the state during the 2014-2015 fiscal year, the lowest number in at least 40 years.

  • Hip 317, a filly by Tapit, brought $500,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale.

    Tapit Filly Tops F-T July Sale at $500,000

    A filly by Tapit brings a sale-topping bid of $500,000 deep in the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale in Lexington. Bloodstock agent Steven Young signed the ticket on the chestnut out of French Dip, by Speightstown.

  • Caren Goes for First Stakes in Shady Well

    Robert Marzilli's Caren, a 2-year-old filly and first winner for the stallion Society's Chairman, will look to replicate her debut success in the $150,000 Shady Well Stakes July 12 at Woodbine.

  • Hip 99, a Blame colt, brought $335,000 during the July 9 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale.

    Blame Colt Brings $335,000 at F-T July

    A colt by Blame, pinhooked by First Finds for $20,000 as a weanling in 2014, brings $335,000 during the July 9 Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale. Ellen Charles, of Washington, D.C., is the buyer.

  • F-T July Sale Off and Running

    The first two hours of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale see figures on par with last year's final numbers. A filly by Quality Road selling for $300,000 highlights the early going.

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    Stanford Looks for Next Step in Long Branch

    After finishing second in three straight races, including a runner-up finish in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II), Stanford will try to secure his first stakes victory July 11 in the Long Branch Stakes at Monmouth Park.

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    Firing Line to Sit Out Rest of 2015

    Arnold Zetcher's Firing Line, who gave American Pharoah his toughest test of the Triple Crown with a runner-up effort in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will likely miss the rest of his 3-year-old season.

  • Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory executive director Mick Peterson moderating the Surfaces Panel at the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit.

    Using Information to Improve Track Surfaces

    Mick Peterson would like to see more tracks document information on their racing surfaces and coordinate that information with data from the Equine Injury Database to improve safety for horses and riders.

  • Dr. Tim Parkin discusses the Equine Injury Database at the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit at Keeneland.

    New Information 'Critical' to Injury Database

    Officials that crunch the numbers for the Equine Injury Database believe there is now a 65% predictability model when it comes to fatal injuries on the racetrack, but it could be higher with more information.