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  • Gun Runner is the commanding favorite in the Whitney Stakes

    Weekend Stakes Rundown: Whitney Day at Saratoga

    Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week a loaded card at Saratoga Race Course, featuring two grade 1 races, highlights the schedule.

  • Hip 124 is a Speightstown half brother to Tapwrit

    Riggio and Bandoroff Offer Tapwrit's Half Brother

    Len Riggio and Craig Bandoroff are returning to familiar grounds Aug. 7-8, offering a half brother to classic winner Tapwrit, at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale.

  • Jockey Javier Castellano (center) holds his Hall of Fame plaque, along with fellow Hall of Fame riders Ramon Dominguez (left) and John Velazquez

    2017 Hall of Fame Entrants Pure Class

    Fellow 2017 inductees Javier Castellano, Garrett Gomez, Victor Espinoza, and equine star Goldikova took their place in the Hall of Fame with Pillars of the Turf John Gaines, Ogden "Dinny" Phipps, and Col. Matt Winn.

  • Classic Empire (outside) trains over the Churchill main track in his most recent work June 2

    Pennsylvania Derby in Play for Classic Empire

    With the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes (G1) looming and his presence on the work tab still unaccounted for since arriving at Saratoga Race Course, a start in the Sept. 23 Pennsylvania Derby (G1) is a "Plan B" that could become a reality for Classic Empire.

  • Neolithic hasn't started since his third-place finish in the Dubai World Cup

    Neolithic Returns in Saratoga Allowance Test

    Neolithic, the third-place finisher in the world's two richest Thoroughbred races, will make his first start in nearly four months Aug. 5, when he returns against a solid field of nine challengers in an allowance race at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Paid Up Subscriber Recovering from Surgery

    After a dazzling performance at Saratoga Race Course in which she ran away to a 32 1/2-length score in the Shuvee Handicap (G3), Paid Up Subscriber had ankle surgery this week and will be sidelined for at least 60 days, her trainer Chad Brown said.

  • Apple Betty with John Velazquez wins the River Memories at Belmont Park July 9

    Apple Betty, Suffused Head Deep Waya Field

    Five fillies and mares that competed in the River Memories Stakes at Belmont Park in early July will return in the $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Waya Stakes (G3T) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 5, including the top three finishers.

  • Carina Mia

    Carina Mia Finds Her Luster in Shine Again

    The form from the Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1) continued to hold up well as Carina Mia became the third next-out winner from that Belmont race when she made quick work of the Shine Again Stakes field at Saratoga for new trainer Chad Brown.

  • Gun Runner leads by seven lengths at the wire in the Stephen Foster Handicap

    All Eyes on Gun Runner in Whitney Stakes

    With rain in the forecast and a rabbit entered to try and disrupt his rhythm, Gun Runner will no doubt elevate himself should the 4-5 morning-line favorite run to form in the Aug. 5 Whitney Stakes (G1) over 1 1/8 miles.

  • Yoshida looks to rebound from his defeat as the favorite in the Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes

    Balanced Field Set for Hall of Fame Stakes

    On the day a new set of Racing Hall of Fame inductees are installed, a few connections look to add to their resumes in the $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (G2T) going 1 1/16 miles at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 4.

  • Patch is the second choice on the morning line for the West Virginia Derby

    Patch, Lookin At Lee Head West Virginia Derby Field

    Calumet Farm's homebred Patch, the popular classic-placed colt from the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher, heads up a field of 11 sophomore runners scheduled to meet in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby Aug. 5 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.

  • Dark Artist cruises to victory in her second start July 30 in Monmouth's fifth race

    Paynter Gets First Winner With Dark Artist

    Five years after he dusted a group of sophomores in the Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1), Paynter triumphed again on Haskell Day via Dark Artist, a 2-year-old filly who gave him his first win as a stallion, at Monmouth Park July 30.

  • Hunter O'Riley flies down the stretch to capture the  Bowling Green Stakes

    Hunter O'Riley Goes Last to First in Bowling Green

    The 16-1 longshot in the field of seven, long-distance specialist Hunter O'Riley surged down the Saratoga Race Course stretch July 29 and managed to snag a win in the final strides of the $250,000 Bowling Green Stakes (G2T). 

  • Coal Front stays undefeated with a victory in the Amsterdam Stakes

    Coal Front Continues Streak in Amsterdam

    Winning his first two starts by a combined 9 1/4 lengths, Coal Front took another step forward in his short career when he extended his win streak to three races and picked up his first graded score in the $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes (G2). 

  • Outplay wins the Curlin Stakes

    Outplay Outclasses Competition in Curlin Stakes

    The few erratic strides Outplay produced down the lane of the 1 1/8-miles test did little to deter from the dominant effort he was in the midst of, as the Todd Pletcher-trainee had little company during his 5 3/4-length win at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Inflexibility gallops on the Tapeta at Woodbine

    Inflexibility, Enstone Vie in Wonder Where

    Trainer Chad Brown will send Inflexibility up against a field of six others, including Bison City Stakes winner Enstone, in the $225,000 Wonder Where Stakes for 3-year-old fillies foaled in Canada July 30.

  • Into the Gray led at every pole to become the first winner for Graydar

    Into the Gray Brings Graydar First Winner

    Graydar, a son of Unbridled's Song and a winner of five of six races, including three graded stakes races, had his first winner as a stallion July 27 when Into the Gray led at every point in a one-mile maiden special weight at Presque Isle Downs.

  • NYRA Teams With Monmouth for 'Cross-Country' Pick 4

    The New York Racing Association announced today the continuation of the "Cross-Country Pick 4" for July 30 that will include the grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park and races at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Swansea Mile clears a fence during the A. P. Smithwick

    Swansea Mile Delivers a Smithwick Shocker

    A move to the United States had not paid many dividends for Swansea Mile, but all of that changed July 27, when the 7-year-old Dylan Thomas gelding delivered a stunning upset in the A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase Handicap (G1T) at Saratoga.

  • Ascend takes the grade 1 Manhattan Stakes June 10 at Belmont

    Ascend, Bigger Picture to Clash in Bowling Green

    In his graded stakes debut, Ascend reached racing's heights. Now the 5-year-old son of Candy Ride will try for consistency at the graded level when he faces six other older horses in the Bowling Green Stakes (G2T) July 29 at Saratoga.

  • Arnaud Delacour and A. P. Indian in Delcaour's barn at Fair Hill Training Center

    A. P. Indian Seeks Vanderbilt Repeat

    A.P. Indian returns to top level company while seeking his first win of the year in a repeat bid for the grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap at Saratoga Race Course July 29 for trainer Arnaud Delacour and Green Lantern Stables.