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  • Patrick Biancone has raced in California, New York, and Florida but has not had a Kentucky license since 2007

    Biancone Moves Closer to Kentucky Reinstatement

    Trainer Patrick Biancone, who has not had a license in Kentucky since 2007 following the discovery of cobra venom in his Keeneland barn, moved a step closer to being allowed to saddle a horse for racing in Kentucky July 19.

  • New York-bred Twisted Tom picks up some class relief in the New York Derby

    Twisted Tom Favored in New York Derby

    In his first start since a well-beaten sixth in the Belmont Stakes (G1), New York-bred Twisted Tom will pick up some class relief when he faces an expected six other state-breds in the $150,000 New York Derby July 22 at Finger Lakes.

  • Educational Handicapping Seminars at Museum of Racing

    Racing analyst Tom Amello will present the first of two educational seminars dedicated to Thoroughbred handicapping at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on Tuesday, July 25 at 11 a.m. EDT.

  • Nick Luck Named Racing Keynote at Equestricon

    Less than a month away from the historic inaugural Equestricon in Saratoga Springs, organizers of the international horse racing convention announced today that the event's "Racing Keynote" will be delivered by renowned broadcaster Nick Luck.

  • Ana O'Brien sustained serious injuries in a July 18 fall at Killarney Racecourse

    Ana O'Brien Sidelined Until November

    Ana O'Brien, the jockey daughter of perennial leading Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien, could be sidelined until November as a result of injuries she sustained in a fall during the July 18 evening race card at Killarney Racecourse.

  • Fasig-Tipton Logo

    Fasig-Tipton Returns Midlantic Sale to December Date

    Fasig-Tipton has shifted the sale date of its upcoming Midlantic Mixed Sale. The sale, which had been held in late January the past two years, will return to its traditional date and be conducted on Monday, December 4 of this year.

  • What's Going On Here: Weight For It

    Songbird’s impost in the Del ’Cap was 124, which wasn’t impressive in a historical sense, but what was impressive—at least in this day—was the spread. Songbird gave from eight to 13 pounds to her rivals going 10 furlongs around two turns.

  • Secretariat Still Omnipresent After 44 Years

    Despite the emergence of numerous equine superstars and three more Triple Crown winners, Secretariat is still the gift that keeps giving. More than four decades later, his name still is part of our vernacular and in many ways of our culture.

  • Florida Oaks winner Fifty Five at Tampa Bay Downs

    Lake George Stakes a Wide-Open Affair

    A well-matched group of sophomore fillies accustomed to trading blows with one another co-headline the opening day of Saratoga as graded stakes winners Fifty Five, Dream Dancing, and Sweeping Paddy are set to start in the Lake George Stakes (G3T).

  • Ben's Cat underwent colic surgery July 6 in Kentucky but did not survive complications

    Maryland Horse of the Year Ben's Cat Dies

    Four-time Maryland Horse of the Year and multi-million dollar-earner Ben’s Cat, who underwent colic surgery July 6 to repair an epiploic foramen entrapment, was euthanized July 18 due to complications that arose during his recovery. 

  • The Week in Photos 7/18/2017

    Delaware Handicap, Darley July Cup, Duchess of Cambridge, Kent, Los Alamitos Derby, Indiana Derby, Indiana Oaks, Vigil, Flying Quest and more.

  • Arrogate won last year's Travers Stakes, highlight of the Saratoga Race Course season that opens July 21

    Plenty of Action to Start Saratoga Meet

    The opening weekend of the all-important race meet begins with five graded stakes, including opening day co-features of the Schuylerville Stakes (G3) for 2-year-old fillies and the Lake George Stakes (G3T) for 3-year-old fillies on turf.

  • Jack Brothers

    Brothers to Work Exclusively for Hidden Brook

    Jack Brothers, an original founding partner in Hidden Brook Farm, will be dedicating his time and effort exclusively to their organization, the 600-acre Paris, Ky., nursery announced today.

  • Keeping Pace by Frank Angst

    Recent Hialeah Park Meet Sends Wrong Chills

    This year Hialeah offered a much different race meet, racing not recognized by the AQHA or reported by Equibase. For many, this meet created chills of concern as Hialeah rolled out a series of races to meet its minimum state racing requirements.

  • Thoroughbred Charities of America Awards 71 Grants

    Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced July 18 that grants totaling $462,139 have been awarded to 71 Thoroughbred industry-related nonprofits that work to uphold TCA's mission.

  • Shug McGaughey talks things over with Dinny Phipps and Will Farish at Saratoga in a photo featured in the Tony Leonard exhibit at the Hall of Fame.

    Tony Leonard Exhibit Opens at Hall of Fame

    The summer racing season isn't the only major opening occurring in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., July 21. The Racing Museum and Hall of Fame will be unveiling its exhibition of 50 images shot by legendary equine photographer Tony Leonard that day.

  • Patrick Biancone has not started a horse in Kentucky since 2007

    Trainer Biancone Seeks License in Kentucky

    Patrick Biancone is seeking to have his training license reinstated in Kentucky, where the conditioner has not saddled a horse since losing his license following a 2007 discovery of cobra venom and other substances in his Keeneland barn.

  • Dubai World Cup  3/25/17, photo by Mathea Kelley/Dubai Racing Club
Arrogate and Mike Smith win the Dubai World Cup

    NTRA Thoroughbred Poll Released July 17

    Week 25  of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll of all ages remains status quo in the top-10 results released today.

  • D C Nine (inside) breaks his maiden July 2 at Ellis Park

    Santiva Fighting For a Chance

    Opportunity more than genetics often shapes a stallion's future. Those with the largest books clearly get the best opportunity to show what they are capable of producing. 

  • Arms Runner will try for a third win in as many starts in the Oceanside Stakes

    Oceanside Stakes Will Get Del Mar Meet Rolling

    In the time between races of Del Mar's 10-race opening day card July 19, fans and horsemen figure to give some thought to the Breeders' Cup World Championships, which will be contested at the seaside Southern California track this fall.

  • Gabby Gaudet

    NYRA Announces Expanded Role for Gaudet

    The New York Racing Association announced July 17 that racing analyst Gabby Gaudet will undertake an expanded role with NYRA, working on the broadcast team for the 2017 Belmont fall meet, and continuing through Cigar Mile Day Dec. 2 at Aqueduct.

  • RTCA Plans Golf Tournament for Sept. 25

    Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) will host its fourth annual Golf Tournament Monday, Sept. 25th, 2017 at Champions Trace Golf Club located at 20 Avenue of Champions Nicholasville, Ky.

  • Catalog Online for Osarus La Teste Sale

    The catalog for the Osarus La Teste September yearling sale is now online. The sale, which takes place Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 6-7, at La Teste de Buch racecourse in La Teste de Buch, France, comprises 271 lots.

  • Arrogate wins last year's Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    Saratoga Race Course Meet Begins July 21

    Live Thoroughbred racing will return to Saratoga Race Course on Friday, July 21 for its 40-day summer meet that includes 69 stakes worth a record $18.775 million in purses.

  • NYTHA General Meeting Planned July 25 at Saratoga

    There will be a general membership meeting of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association at noon, July 25, 2017 behind the Recreation Hall on Union Avenue at Saratoga Race Course.  

  • Pink Lloyd opens up a 2 1/4-length lead at the wire in the Vigil at Woodbine

    Pink Lloyd Adds Vigil to Woodbine Win Streak

    Entourage Stable's Pink Lloyd keeps rolling this year for Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Bob Tiller as the 5-year-old gelding adds the July 16 Vigil Stakes (G3) at Woodbine while picking up his first graded stakes.

  • Pure Silver came home 1 1/2 lengths in front of the favorite I Still Miss You

    Pure Silver Goes Gate-to-Wire in Lynbrook

    Going off as a four-horse race, the $100,000 Lynbrook Stakes at Belmont Park for New York-bred 2-year-old fillies was nothing short of a match race on paper, but in the end it was Todd Pletcher-trained Pure Silver who prevailed July 16.

  • The 2016-17 racing season in Hong Kong saw an increase of 87.1% in commingled handle

    Record Season for Hong Kong Racing

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club 2016-17 season, driven in part by massively increased international wagering, was so powerful it surprised even CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges.

  • Irap captures the Indiana Derby

    Irap Dominant in Indiana Derby

    If his score in the Toyota Blue Grass (G2) was a fluke and his nose win in the Ohio Derby (G3) was just enough, Irap's five-length win in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (G3) was the best evidence yet that Reddam Racing's Tiznow colt is the real deal.

  • Overture winning the Indiana Oaks

    Overture Plays the Field in Indiana Oaks

    Left alone on the front end to walk through fractions as she pleased, Overture made sure her rivals paid the price during the $200,000 Indiana Oaks (G3) as she recorded a gate-to-wire victory at Indiana Grand Race Course July 15.