Coming off a wire-to-wire romp at Churchill Downs, Gun Runner will head to Monmouth Park for rematch with Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist in the $1 million Betfair.com Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July 31.
A rules committee for horse racing's umbrella group of regulators, the Association of Racing Commissioners, failed to advance an industry-supported recommendation on expanded out-of-competition testing at its meeting July 14 in Seattle.
Grade I-winning freshman sire stood at Three Chimneys Farm, the longtime home of his sire, Dynaformer.
David Bienstock and Chuck Winner's Flamboyant just started to hit his stride early in 2016, when he shipped overseas for the Dubai Turf (UAE-I) in March.
Regulatory body altered verbiage to move into line with court ruling, but issue currently only concerns Quarter Horse racing.
Flipcup looks to continue her winning ways July 17 at Woodbine Racetrack in the $150,000 Ontario Matron Stakes (CAN-III), the second start of her 5-year-old campaign.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Delaware Handicap (gr. I) at Delaware Park featuring I'm a Chatterbox, Mei Ling, Paid Up Subscriber, and Penwith.
Horseplayers will determine the success or failure of racing, regulators were told during a two-day training program held recently at Emerald Downs and the Seattle Thompson Hotel in Washington.
Lael Stables' Divining Rod, a grade III winner who has been away from the races since last August, worked five furlongs at Fair Hill Training Center July 14 in preparation for his 4-year-old debut.
The Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show to benefit the Foxie G Foundation and Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue will take place July 17 in the infield at Pimlico Race Course.
Few truly 'retire' from the sport
After winning the Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) by 14 1/4 lengths, Frosted finds himself as co-second-highest rated horse in the world and is the biggest mover in the fifth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2016.
Canterbury Park's July 16 program will feature the Battle of the Surfaces, which features a dirt race and a turf race run simultaneously with a common pool.
Majority owners Perry and Denise Martin and Taylor Made Stallions announced that California Chrome will run to benefit cancer research, as a portion of his earnings through the remainder of his racing career will be committed to the charity.
G. Watts Humphrey Jr. and St. George Farm Racing's She's Not Here did some of the best running of her career last summer at Del Mar and she'll look to find that form again July 16 in the Yellow Ribbon Handicap (gr. IIT) at the seaside racetrack.
Horse Racing Ireland July 14 reported generally positive economic indicators for the industry in the first half of 2016.
After more than two and a half hours of discussion July 13 during a California Horse Racing Board Race Dates Committee meeting, a racing schedule for 2017 in both Northern and Southern California remained unresolved.
Cherry Wine headlines a field of twelve 3-year-olds in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II) July 16 at Indiana Grand Race Course. Hot off the Triple Crown trail, the son of Paddy O'Prado is seeking his first graded stakes victory.
The 3-year-old son of Hat Trick returns to the seaside track July 15 on opening day with a drop in class to the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes, but will face a loaded field as he seeks a return to the winner's circle.
Belmont Derby Invitational, Belmont Oaks Invitational, Suburnban Handicap, Dwyer, Belmont Sprint Championship, Delaware Oaks, Parx Dash, Rober G. Dick Memorial, Victory Ride, Stars and Stripes, Darley July Cup, and more.
Two members of Congress who support pari-mutuel tax changes submitted a joint letter July 12 urging the United States Department of Treasury to finalize new language.
Grade I winner Stormy Lucy, who topped the Fasig-Tipton July selected horses of racing age sale July 11 when she sold for $575,000, will be bred to Frankel on Southern Hemisphere breeding time this year.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 306 yearlings for its annual New York-bred yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Thoroughbred Charities of America announced July 13 grants totaling $535,851 have been awarded to 71 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits that work to uphold TCA's mission.
Mike Rogers of The Stronach Group was elected, while owner/breeder Fred Hertrich III and Clem Murphy of Coolmore Stud were re-elected, to the 14-member Breeders' Cup board of directors.
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak recaps the Fasig-Tipton July Sale, including comments from Boyd Browning, President of Fasig-Tipton, and Aron Wellman of Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency
There were no surprises July 19 when Fasig-Tipton kicked off the yearling season with its selected sale as the auction mirrored results seen at most North American sales the last two years.
A pair of foals by Deep Impact each sold for $2,718,447, the overall highest price of the two-day JRHA select sale, which closed July 12 with records in overall gross and average price.
The Maryland Jockey Club July 12 announced a $3.25 million fall stakes schedule featuring 32 stakes(four graded) and five Super Saturdays with four or more stakes.
Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's homebred I'm a Chatterbox, an easy winner of the Obeah Stakes in her last start, could be heavily favored versus five other fillies and mares in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I) July 16 at Delaware Park.
A bay colt by Tapit from an active stakes-laden female family was bought by Cromwell Bloodstock for $450,000, becoming the second-highest priced purchase at the Fasig-Tipton July selected yearling sale.
- By Steve Haskin
The more people I come in contact with the more I discover how many are not aware of the history of Saratoga.
Off a solid runner-up performance in an allowance-optional claiming race at Belmont Park, Inspector Lynley is the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the $200,000 Kent Stakes (gr. IIIT) July 16 at Delaware Park.
The Maryland Racing Commission July 12 gave its approval for the sale of Rosecroft Raceway, a harness track located south of Washington, D.C., to The Stronach Group from Penn National Gaming Inc.
A beautiful son of Curlin lit up the bid board at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July selected yearling sale when he was purchased by Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds for $475,000.
The University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program said registration is open for the 43rd Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming to be held Dec. 5-7, 2016.
Ellis Park is teaming with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance July 17 to promote the industry-wide venture that provides funding for rehabilitation and retraining of retired racehorses .
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners went to $235,000 to purchase a filly from the first crop of Violence during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton July selected yearling sale. The filly was consigned as Hip 61 by Taylor Made Sales Agency.
Rise of Empire Maker and his sons and grandsons is good for Cherokee Run as a broodmare sire.
The Pennsylvania Senate July 11 passed a bill that in part restores earlier language that governs the state Thoroughbred breeding fund.
Players have been slow to warm to exchange wagering through the first seven weeks of its full operation in New Jersey.
The list of horses to watch during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July selected yearling sale July 12 in Lexington is topped by the only two yearlings in the auction by leading sire Tapit.
The $1.6 million buyback of Donegal Moon and the $575,000 sale of grade I winner Stormy Lucy highlighted the Fasig-Tipton July horses of all ages sale that saw competitive bidding and solid numbers.
There was excitement at the Fasig-Tipton July selected sale of horses of racing age July 11 when grade III winner Donegal Moon was presented late in the evening, but he left the ring unsold after bidding reached $1.6 million.
Grade I winner Stormy Lucy was purchased by SF Bloodstock for $575,000 in a private transaction after leaving the ring unsold at the Fasig-Tipton July selected horses of racing age sale July 11 in Lexington. The price is the highest at the auction.
Topped by the Storm Cat mare Kitness, the dispersal of horses owned by Elisabeth “Betty” Alexander’s Eutrophia Farm grossed $1,673,000 during the Fasig-Tipton July selected horses of racing age sale.
As the yearling sales season kicks off July 12 with the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July selected sale in Lexington, breeders and consignors will be watching to get an indication of the market.
Deep Impact offspring dominated the top of the market at the yearling session of the JRHA select sale July 11 with eight in the top 10 highest prices, including the first six best sellers that were topped by a colt out of champion Awesome Feather.
Champion Nyquist will seek to get back on the winning track in the $1 million Betfair.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park July 31. He has won eight of nine starts and more than $5 million.
Barretts will hold its fifth racehorse sale at Del Mar July 23 and expects up to 40 horses to be offered.
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