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  • Rahystrada stretches for his third Arlington Handicap win.

    Rahystrada Wins Record Third Arlington 'Cap

    The hard-knocking Rahystrada raced into the record books with his third $200,000 Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT) victory July 13, the only horse to have won that many editions of the 1 1/4-mile turf event at Arlington Park.

  • Dark Cove flies home to win the Stars and Stripes.

    Dark Cove Lowers Course Record at Arlington

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's favored Dark Cove rated behind stalking pacesetter Ioya Bigtime and unleashed a late burst of speed in the stretch to capture the July 13 Stars and Stripes Stakes (gr. IIIT) by 1 3/4 lengths.

  • Dancing Afleet comes on late to win the Delaware Oaks.

    Dancing Afleet Upsets Delaware Oaks

    Tim Ritchey and Beverly Frazier's Dancing Afleet upset the $300,000 Delaware Oaks (gr. II) at Delaware Park on July 13, winning her third straight race while getting her first graded stakes victory at odds of 9-1.

  • Scientists Question Clenbuterol Regulations

    Scientific and regulatory advisers to the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association July 13 expressed concerns over the proposed withdrawal time and testing level for the bronchodilator clenbuterol.

  • Fasig-Tipton Kentucky: Horses to Watch

    While several buyers and consignors noted that it seemed difficult to guess where upper-end prices will fall at the July 15 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale, here's six they figure to be keeping a close eye on.

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    Flintshire On Target in Grand Prix de Paris

    Juddmonte Farms' progressive Flintshire was a convincing winner of the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris (Fr-I) July 13 at Longchamp while becoming a horse to watch for the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I).

  • Nervous Optimism at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky

    After a strong 2-year-old sales season, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky hopes to build on last year's July sale that saw a 16.3% increase in average price to $81,291 and a 15.1% spike in gross to $15,364,000.

  • South African Champion Upset in Final Start

    South Africa's reigning champion sprinter What A Winter was shockingly defeated in the final start of his illustrious career, finishing third in the Mercury Sprint (SAf-I) July 13 at Clairwood Park.

  • Lethal Force Speeds to Record in July Cup

    Lethal Force made all the pace and won the Darley July Cup (Eng-I) in course record time July 13 at Newmarket, stamping himself as Europe's top sprinter in the July Festival's marquee race.

  • Fasig-Tipton July: Pete Bradley

    Pete Bradley of Bradley Thoroughbreds gives a buyer's perspective of the Fasig Tipton July sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.

  • Study: Some Wobbler-Affected Thoroughbreds Can Race

    Cervical vertebral malformation (CVM) is considered, by some, a diagnosis that leaves a horse with little hope of an athletic career. But according to recent study results, some carefully managed CVM horses could have a productive future ahead of them, after all.

  • The top-priced horse on closing day was 2-year-old No Such Zone.

    Market Demand Drives Tattersalls July Gains

    Eight horses sold for six figures at the Tattersalls July mixed sale, which ended its three-day run July 12 with advances for all major indicators and an 86.4% clearance rate that signified strong demand.

  • Hoofprints Walk of Fame Unveiled at Saratoga

    The New York Racing Association and the Saratoga 150 Committee unveiled their Hoofprints Walk of Fame July 12 honoring the most accomplished Thoroughbreds to compete at Saratoga Race Course during its 150-year history.

  • Elusive Kate Wins Falmouth 'Fair and Square'

    Elusive Kate dueled favorite Sky Lantern from the start in the Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (Eng-I) July 12 at Newmarket and prevailed by a neck over Great Britain's top 3-year-old filly after a stewards' inquiry.

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    Mahubah's Corner: Jim Bolger

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Jim Bolger could be thought of as the 'little giant' in the Irish arena, given the magnitude of what he has accomplished while operating on a small scale.

  • Equine Pastern Dermatitis: A Pathologist's Perspective

    Inflammatory conditions of the pastern will be appearing with increasing frequency during the summer season. But as a diagnosis, &ldquo;pastern dermatitis&rdquo; leaves much to be desired. When this alone is noted on a biopsy report, it leaves the clinician and client with little useful knowledge.

  • Dhaamer won the 2012 Sunset Handicap by 3 1/4 lengths.

    Marketing Mix in Way of Dhaamer's Sunset Bid

    Dhaamer meets the top class turf mare Marketing Mix as he attempts to defend his title in the $100,000 Sunset Handicap (gr. IIIT) July 14, closing day of the final spring/summer meet at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Marketing Mix takes on males in Sunset

    The grade III, $100,000 Sunset Handicap might not be what it once was during its glory days, but the July 14 closing-day feature at Betfair Hollywood Park has more glamour than usual.

  • Durand brought 260,000 guineas ($409,691 in U.S. funds) to top day two at the Tattersalls July sale.

    Qatari Interests Boost Day 2 at Tattersalls

    Qatari interests secured the top four highest prices on day two at the Tattersalls July sale, helping key economic indicators to double-digit gains across the board.

  • Dual Grade I Winner Sewickley Dies

    Sewickley, a dual grade I winner and sire, died July 10 in Marylandat the age of 28. According to his owner, the cause of death was complications due to colic.

  • THS: Man o' War Stakes and Virginia Derby

    Frank Angst and Claire Novak handicap the Man o' War Stakes and Virginia Derby. Both seem to think the Virginia Derby will be a very telling and exciting race to watch. Can the Kittens finish 1-2-3?

  • Trainer Peter Miller

    Trainer Miller Chases Juvenile Stakes Sweep

    Trainer Peter Miller takes aim at a pair of 2-year-old stakes on the July 13 program at Betfair Hollywood Park with Solid Wager in the Hollywood Juvenile Championship and On the Backstreets in the Landaluce for fillies.

  • That Handicapping Show - Man o' War Stakes

    Frank Angst and Claire Novak handicap the Man o' War Stakes and Virginia Derby. Both seem to think the Virginia Derby will be a very telling and exciting race to watch. Can the Kittens finish 1-2-3? Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Man o' War Stakes.

  • New TAA Donation Opportunity at Sales

    The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has enacted a plan for both buyers and consignors at Thoroughbred auctions to automatically contribute a small portion of their respective purchases or gross sales to the organization.

  • Handicapping Insights

    Dick Powell offers a study of turf sprints at Saratoga, which starts its meet on July 19.