Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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Starting on opening day, Friday, Sept. 25, licensed owners with a horse entered may attend the races at Santa Anita Park. Due to COVID-19, space is limited to two licensed owners per horse and unlicensed guests are not permitted.
Sackatoga Stable's operating manager Jack Knowlton said Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) winner Tiz the Law is likely to work at Belmont Park next week, which will determine his status for the Preakness, the final jewel of the Triple Crown.
The son of Candy Ride leads his sire class with a $294,792 average from Books 1-2 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
Trainer George Weaver and his Weaver Racing Inc. have paid a total of $425,000 in court-ordered back wages, liquidated damages, and civil penalties, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division.
Keeneland and TCA announced an initiative to provide September Yearling and November Breeding Stock Sales buyers the opportunity to make a voluntary contribution to TCA to assist industry backstretch and farm workers.
Six weeks after finishing a half-length apart in an Aug. 8 maiden race at Saratoga Race Course, American Monarch and Secret Potion meet again in the CA$250,000 Summer Stakes (G1T) Sept. 20 at Woodbine—with a lot more on the line.
Mr. Big News, third in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), breezed a half-mile in :48 4/5 Sept. 18 in preparation for the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Oct. 3.
After posting a narrow victory in the Catch a Glimpse Stakes Aug. 23 on the Woodbine turf, Wertheimer et Frere homebred Alda will return to that course for her graded stakes debut in the $250,000 Natalma Stakes (G1T) Sept. 20.
Trainer Kelly Rubley sends out Laurel Park track record holder Top Line Growth in Sunday's $150,000 Salvator Mile (G3).
The multimillionaire son of Imperialism won four grade 1 stakes.
Larry Collmus, who subbed for regular announcer Trevor Denman this summer at Del Mar amid COVID-19, is returning for the track's fall meet that begins Oct. 31. Denman again chose to stay home at his Minnesota farm out of concerns about the pandemic.
Keeneland is the ultimate destination for Wesley Ward's unbeaten Queen Mary (G2) and Darley Prix Morny (G1) heroine Campanelle, who has returned to her home course in Kentucky.
Even in Godolphin's gilded paddocks there will not be too many more important juveniles to be making their debuts than Sayyida, who starts off away from the major action in the opening race at Newmarket Sept. 19.
Woodbine Entertainment announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Christine Magee as Chair effective immediately. Magee will provide leadership, guidance, and governance to sustain and grow horse racing in Ontario.
Jockey Floyd Wethey Jr. nailed down the 1,000th victory of his career Sept. 17 when he guided Cimarron TTT Farms' homebred Elijah Anet to a front-running victory in the fourth race at Remington Park.
The Jockey Club announced Sept. 18 that it has updated the Principal Rules and Requirements of The American Stud Book following approval by the board of stewards of The Jockey Club.
A racing season that was postponed and shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic concluded Thursday evening at Canterbury Park with the results leaving track officials pleased, considering the race meet was in jeopardy in April.
If there has been one certainty about the Keeneland September Yearling Sale taking place in uncertain times, it's that horses bred by Stonestreet Holdings and offspring of Spendthrift Farm's Into Mischief are in high demand.
Sumaya U.S. Stable's Aktulgali became the first winner for Castleton Lyons stallion Protonico when the 2-year-old scored by a neck in a $31,000 maiden special weight Sept. 17 at Indiana Grand Race Course.
A rule passed Sept. 16 by the New Jersey Racing Commission will prohibit jockeys and exercise riders in the state from using the riding crop "except when necessary to control the horse for the safety of the horse or rider," beginning next year.