Multiple grade 1 winner Miss Temple City was put through her first serious paces since returning from an ambitious season debut last month at Royal Ascot, working five furlongs in company with stablemate Quidura (GB) July 14.
When Mike Smith hangs up his tack for the final time, many fans will remember him as racing's "ladies' man."
While racing fans everywhere eagerly await opening day at Del Mar and Saratoga Race Course next week, there is solid stakes action across the nation July 15.
Trainer Mike Hushion, a respected mainstay on the New York Racing Association circuit, will bring the curtain down on nearly five decades of horse racing with his final two entries, Jupiter Rising and Voodoo Song, at Belmont Park July 16.
Clemmie, a full sister to dual Guineas winner Churchill, was an easy winner in the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes (G2), positioning her as a leading early candidate for next season's 1,000 Guineas.
Roly Poly went right to the lead in the July 14 Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes (G1) at Newmarket and powered home first by 1 1/4 lengths over Wuheida.
Multiple grade 2 winner Miss Sky Warrior, eighth in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1), has returned to training following the removal of a chip from her knee.
Entourage Stable's Ontario-bred Pink Lloyd has been assigned top weight for Woodbine's $125,000 Vigil Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds and older July 16.
Trainer Antonio Sano said July 13 the Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Aug. 26 is the ultimate goal for multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera, who will not venture to the Upstate New York track for the July 29 Jim Dandy Stakes (G2).
Multiple grade 1 winner Dortmund, who was retired from racing in April, is back in training at Los Alamitos Race Course, trainer Art Sherman said July 13.
Grade 1 winner Illuminant has been retired from racing after emerging from a recent workout with some minor signs of discomfort, her connections announced July 13.
Winner of the Camelot Irish E.B.F. Mooresbridge Stakes (G2) at Naas May 1, Minding suffered an injury that forced her to miss a great part of the racing year as she prepared for a May 26 tilt in the Tattersalls Gold Cup (G1).
Enable seeks the Oaks double as she leads a field of 10 for the Darley Irish Oaks (G1) July 15 at the Curragh.
M M G Stables' multiple grade 3 winner El Areeb, who has been sidelined since late March because of a fractured knee, will move to the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., July 15 to continue his recovery.
Among the best horses Ng trained are Billion Win, Kingston Treasure, Sweet Sanette, Sure Win King, and Basic Instinct.
As both Arrogate (134) and Winx (132) continue their preparations for upcoming campaigns, Gun Runner (125) has moved into the third spot in the fifth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2017.
Caravaggio, undefeated in six previous starts, will take on some familiar foes and, for the first time, older rivals in the July 15 Darley July Cup (G1) at Newmarket.
An interesting field will face off in the one-mile Forbidden Apple, including grade 1 winner Grand Arch and Mohaymen, who will be trying grass for the first time
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The Grade III, $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby and the $150,000 Forbidden Apple are part of a special cross country Pick 4 being offered Saturday.
California's last graded stakes on dirt restricted to 3-year-olds is a test of sorts for at least two entrants.
Reddam Racing's Mopotism heads the July 15 Indiana Oaks (G3) based on her five outings—and three placings—in graded stakes.
Irap heads into the July 15 $500,000 Indiana Derby (G3) at Indiana Grand Race Course as the 8-5 morning-line favorite in the 11-horse field.
Craig Bernick of Glen Hill Farm, Anthony Manganaro of Siena Farm, and Roy Jackson of Lael Stables were elected to the Breeders' Cup board of directors, according to Breeders' Cup, which announced election results July 12 .
Thoroughbred owner Barbara Banke, Victoria Racing Club Chairman Amanda Elliott, former NBA senior executive Rachel Jacobson, and McKinsey & Company's Ben Vonwiller will be featured speakers at the 65th annual Round Table Conference.
Winter is not coming for the July 14 Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes (G1) at Newmarket and Roly Poly is the early favorite.
When Diane Nelson passed away at age 54, her days riding regularly on the tough New York circuit were long forgotten by many. But those who followed racing in the Big Apple remember her as a top rider.
Trainer Steve Asmussen and owner Mike Langford are waiting for their 3-year-old colt Untrapped to come up with a signature victory. The $500,000 Indiana Derby (G2) July 15 would be an excellent time.
Connect, winner of the Cigar Mile Handicap (G1) last fall, has been retired because of a soft tissue injury and will enter stud at Lane's End Farm for 2018, it was announced July 11.
Frostmourne will stretch out to 1 1/8 miles for the first time when he again faces other 3-year-olds on the turf in the $200,000 Kent Stakes (G3T) July 15 at Delaware Park.
The Louisiana Racing Commission granted approval July 5 of the transfer of six turf stakes from Evangeline Downs to Harrah's Louisiana Downs.
On July 4 when Santa Anita Park’s spring-summer meet came to an end, the jockey standings showed a tie at the top between Flavien Prat and 19-year-old Evin Roman, which produced a storyline last mentioned nearly 70 years ago.
Cartier Racing Awards, points earned in Pattern races through July 9
Diane J. Nelson, a multiple graded stakes-winning rider, who made her mark in the saddle and in front of the camera, died this month and was memorialized in a service in her native New York July 10. She was 54.
For owner Rick Porter, a victory in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (G1) would mean a lot as the big race at his local track. On July 15 he will send out two-time champion Songbird in an effort to land the $750,000 race for fillies and mares.
Japanese Horse of the Year Orfevre was represented by his first winner when his son Kurino Kooning won a maiden race at Hakodate in Japan July 9.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top Thoroughbred Poll of all ages shows slight shuffling in the top 10 after the conclusion of the Stars & Stripes Festival of Racing this weekend at Belmont Park.
Jockey Lindey Wade reached a milestone July 9 when he scored his 1,000th North American career victory in the seventh race at Lone Star Park aboard Karen & Richard Boyer's Firepit Queen.
Enstone, ridden by Patrick Husbands, fended off favorite Mythical Mission to win the $225,000 Bison City Stakes July 9 at Woodbine.
After favored runs in two grade 1 races on her home soil in Southern California, Kaleem Shah's homebred American Gal broke through for her first graded win on the opposite coast July 9 with a determined victory in the Victory Ride Stakes (G3).
Jecara Farms' homebred Eskiminzin became the first winner for his sire Cold Harbor when he took a maiden special weight for juveniles at Woodbine July 9 by a neck
Spinaway Stakes (G1) third-place finisher Cherry Lodge upset Rubilinda in a $77,000 allowance race on Belmont Park's turf July 9 off a nine-month layoff
Kimberlea K, the first winner for her sire Indian Evening, is now two-for-two and her sire's first black-type stakes winner after outrunning a group of eight males in the July 8 Everett Nevin Stakes at Oak Tree at Pleasonton.
Thunder Snow led all the way to win the Prix Jean Prat (G1) for 3-year-old colts and fillies July 9 at Chantilly.
A claimer put away a champion and a grade 1 winner July 8 at Los Alamitos Race Course.
After many close placings in graded stakes races, Whispering Oaks Farm's Iron Fist finally notched his first graded stakes win in the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (G3) at Prairie Meadows July 8.
Wrote, winner of the 2011 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T), is the only son of two-time Eclipse Award winner High Chaparral at stud in North America.
In his 46th career start, Ghost Hunter notched his first career graded stakes triumph when he shot through up the inside in the lane to prevail by three-quarters of a length in the $100,000 Arlington Handicap (G3T)
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Keystoneforvictory passed two-time victor The Pizza Man late and went on to post a mild upset in the $100,000 Stars and Stripes (G3T) at Arlington International Racecourse July 8.
Keen Ice, racing for the first time since his seventh-place finish in the March 25 Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), overpowered 1-2 favorite Shaman Ghost by three lengths.
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