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  • Arrogate: Sitting on Top of the World

    Arrogate has risen from allowance winner to the Longines World’s Best Racehorse with just four brilliant stakes races, shattering track and stakes records and setting a new worldwide lifetime earnings benchmark in the process.

  • Zhukova draws away from male rivals to win the Man o' War Stakes at Belmont Park

    Zhukova Heads Pretty Polly Stakes

    John Murrell's Zhukova, winner of the Man o' War Stakes (G1T) at Belmont Park in her last outing, heads a field of 11 for the July 2 Pretty Poly Stakes (G1) at the Curragh in Ireland.

  • Ben’s Cat at his new home at Chris and Bayne Welker’s Spring Ridge Farm near Versailles, Ky., June 29

    Ben's Cat Settles Into New Kentucky Home

    Chris Welker spent the morning sitting under a tree in a paddock watching Ben's Cat settle into his new home on a breezy June 29 at Spring Ridge Farm near Versailles, Ky. She considered pinching herself, but didn't want to spoil the tranquility.

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    CANTER PA Promotes Rider Education Through Scholarship

    The Pennsylvania chapter of the Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER) awarded scholarships to three off-track Thoroughbred owners in the Mid-Atlantic region to further promote their riding and training education.

  • Rainha Da Bateria (outside) wins the 2016 Canadian Stakes

    Well-Balanced Field in Dance Smartly

    Topped by Canadian grade 2 stakes winner Rainha Da Bateria and multiple grade 3 winner Suffused, a well-balanced field of eight fillies and mares are set to contest the Dance Smartly Stakes (G2T) on the July 2 Queen's Plate card at Woodbine.

  • Dr. Fager, under 134 pounds and on turf for the first time, guts out a victory in the 1968 United Nations Handicap

    Look Back: Dr. Fager Delivers on Turf in United Nations

    This week is the race recap of the 1968 United Nations Handicap won by Dr. Fager written by Dave Hooper titled "Dr. Fager Proving His Class; Rivals among those convinced after great duel with Advocator."

  • Get your Scorecard, the Travers Trail Has Begun

    While it is still too early to get a clear picture of who is going where, one thing is for certain: the Haskell, Jim Dandy, and Travers are going to be extremely competitive and entertaining events, from which a solid 3-year-old leader should emerge.

  • Delta Bluesman wins the 2016 Smile Sprint Stakes

    Delta Bluesman Aims to Repeat in Smile Sprint

    Veteran graded stakes winners Delta Bluesman and Awesome Banner, who each also have a history of success at Gulfstream Park, return to the South Florida track July 1 intent on getting back to their winning ways in the Smile Sprint Stakes (G3).

  • Stronach Stables' Holy Helena winning the Woodbine Oaks

    Holy Helena Favored for Queen's Plate

    Stronach Stables' Holy Helena, a daughter of Ghostzapper and winner of the June 11 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser, is the 3-1 morning-line choice for the July 2 Queen's Plate at Woodbine.

  • Archarcharch, Tizway to South Korea

    Both grade 1 winners stood at Spendthrift Farm, which has retained the first right of refusal if the new owner ever sells the stallions. They will be returned to the U.S. at the conclusion of their breeding careers.

  • Better Talk Now retired after his 2009 season with 14 wins from 51 starts and $4,356,664 in earnings

    Better Talk Now Euthanized at Age 18

    Herringswell Stables announced June 28 that five-time grade 1 winner Better Talk Now was euthanized late June 27 at New Bolton Center due to complications from colic surgery. The dark bay gelded son of Talkin Man was 18.

  • Fager to Deliver Thoroughbred Owner Conference Keynote

    Jeff Fager, the award-winning executive producer of CBS News’ “60 Minutes” and a Thoroughbred owner, will deliver the keynote address when OwnerView and BloodHorse host the fourth Thoroughbred Owner Conference in Del Mar, Calif., this fall.

  • A box for completed Lasix cards at Belmont Park

    New York Discusses Race-Day Lasix Rules

    With one regulator openly worrying that the racing industry is "breeding bleeders," the New York State Gaming Commission is moving to take a fresh look at possible new rules governing the future use of furosemide.

  • 'Free Fridays' at National Museum of Racing

    The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will be offering free admission each Friday from 2 p.m. to close through the end of the year, compliments of Embrace The Race.

  • Maryland Million Day 2016

    Date Set for 2017 Maryland Million Day

    Jim McKay Maryland Million Day is set for October 21 at Laurel Park. Celebrated as "Maryland's Day at the Races," the event showcases Maryland's Thoroughbred industry.

  • Big Orange; James Doyle; win the Group 1 Gold Cup; Royal Ascot; Ascot; UK 6/22/17; photo by Mathea Kelley

    The Week in Photos 6/27/2017

    Diamond Jubilee, Coronation, Commonwealth Cup, Gold Cup, Hardwicke, Queen's Vase, King Edward VII, Ribblesdale, Albany, Hampton Court, Takarazuka Kinen, Affirmed, Precisionist, Ohio Derby, The Chicago Handicap, Bold Ruckus, and more.

  • XBTV Earns Three Telly Awards for Coverage of Pegasus

    XBTV, The Stronach Group’s digital horse racing and handicapping network, received three honors at the 38th annual Telly Awards for its coverage of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) which took place Saturday, Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint champion Finest City looks to defend her Great Lady M. Stakes title during the 2017 Los Alamitos race meet

    Los Alamitos Meet Set to Kick Off July 6

    The race meet will feature two graded stakes including the grade II Great Lady M. Stakes which aims to showcase Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint champion Finest City

  • Arrogate Unanimous Top Choice in NTRA Poll

    The top ranked horses of all ages shows little change in week 22 of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll,  which results were released today.

  • Canterbury Park Tweaks September Race Schedule

    On June 14 the Minnesota Racing Commission approved a request by Canterbury Park officials to amend horse racing dates and post times in September, making the final date of the 67-day season Friday, Sept. 15.

  • Lady Aurelia after her victory in the King's Stand June 20

    Ward Pleased With Stable's Royal Ascot Performance

    Trainer Wesley Ward was at his Keeneland base the morning of June 26, overseeing his string that soon will include two recent stakes winners at the Royal Ascot meet in King's Stand (G1) winner Lady Aurelia and Sandringham winner Con Te Partiro.