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Mysterious Night Soars Last-to-First in Summer Stakes

Sat, 2022-09-17 18:06
Godolphin's homebred Mysterious Night, patiently handled by William Buick, impressed with a last-to-first win by open lengths Sept. 17 in the CA$500,000 Summer Stakes (G1T) at Woodbine.

Cyberknife, Tawny Port Breeze for Pennsylvania Derby

Sat, 2022-09-17 18:06
Trainer Brad Cox breezed the graded-winning duo of Gold Square's Cyberknife and Peachtree Stable's Tawny Port Sept. 17 at Churchill Downs in preparation for the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx Racing Sept. 24.

Nature Strip Triumphant in Australian Return

Sat, 2022-09-17 18:06
The world's top-rated sprinter Nature Strip returned to Australia with a dominant win in the Shorts Stakes (G2) at Randwick Racecourse Sept. 17.

Belmont Winner Mo Donegal Retired to Spendthrift

Sat, 2022-09-17 18:06
Mo Donegal, a son of Uncle Mo, retires with four wins from seven starts and $1,511,800 in earnings. He will stand for $20,000, with a stands and nurses guarantee.

Trainer of Two Champions, Howe Dies at 83

Sat, 2022-09-17 18:06
Eclipse Award winners Soothsayer and Proud Delta put Howe in rare company—with Jonathan Sheppard, Sidney Watters Jr., and Jim Ryan—as the only trainers to prepare American champions on the flat and over jumps.

Filo Di Arianna Misses Woodbine Mile With Minor Injury

Fri, 2022-09-16 18:06
Filo Di Arianna, who earlier this summer looked like the top Canadian-based horse for the Sept. 17 Woodbine Mile (G1T), is missing the race due to a minor injury, trainer Mark Casse told Woodbine publicity.

Streak On the Line in Seaway for Lady Speightspeare

Fri, 2022-09-16 18:06
Charles Fipke's homebred Lady Speightspeare looks to extend her 6-for-6 record at Woodbine in the Sept. 17 Seaway Stakes (G3).

Mitchell Appointed to Chair of Woodbine Entertainment

Fri, 2022-09-16 18:06
Woodbine Entertainment announced Sept. 16 that its board of directors has appointed long-time executive in the horse racing industry Hugh Mitchell as Chair, effective immediately.

Track Superintendent Field Day Announces Future Dates

Fri, 2022-09-16 18:06
Track Superintendent Field Day has announced dates and locations for the next two editions of the annual gathering focusing on track safety and best practices. The 2023 renewal will be held June 11-13 at Horseshoe Indianapolis.

Godolphin Runners on Offer at Racing in Dubai Sale

Fri, 2022-09-16 18:06
A number of high-class performers for Godolphin will be offered at the Racing in Dubai Sale on Sept. 17, including group 3-winning juvenile La Barrosa and last year's listed Blue Riband Trial winner Wirko. 

Fasig-Tipton Releases Saratoga Fall Sale Catalog

Fri, 2022-09-16 18:06
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 235 entries for The Saratoga Fall Sale, the company's New York breeding stock sale, to be held Oct. 17 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.  The sale will be held in the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion and begin at 10 a.m. ET.

Ruis' Long Road in Court Headed for Hearing

Fri, 2022-09-16 18:06
Mick Ruis' legal campaign to set aside Justify's win of the Santa Anita Derby (G1) remains alive, and the case is finally set for a dispositive hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Caravel, Change of Control Rematched in Masters

Fri, 2022-09-16 18:06
Graded winners Caravel and Change of Control, separated by a half-length when 1-2 in the Smart N Fancy Stakes on turf at Saratoga Aug. 20, meet over a synthetic surface Sept. 19 in the Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes (G2).

Sail By Finds Calmer Waters in Pebbles

Fri, 2022-09-16 18:06
Treadway Racing Stable's Sail By will pursue her second career stakes score as part of an overflow field of sophomore fillies in the Pebbles Stakes (G3T) Sept. 18 at one mile over the inner turf at the Belmont at the Big A fall meet.

Churchill Downs Adjusts Derby-Qualifying Points System

Fri, 2022-09-16 18:06
Churchill Downs announced Sept. 16 that Kentucky Derby (G1) qualifying points will now be awarded to the top-five finishing positions, and the winning points for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) has been increased to 30 from 20. 

Keeneland Book 2 Closes With Strong Results

Fri, 2022-09-16 18:06
Midway through the second day of selling from Book 2, Sept. 15, bloodstock agent Donato Lanni, bidding over the phone, landed a final bid of $1.7M to secure the Quality Road colt during the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Live Racing Could Return to Massachusetts in 2023

Fri, 2022-09-16 18:06
After suffering through years of disappointments while witnessing no fewer than 10 proposals to build a new racetrack in Massachusetts go down in flames, the state's horsemen are confident that now live Thoroughbred racing will be finally restored.

Gun Runner Colt Sells for $1.2 Million at Keeneland

Fri, 2022-09-16 18:06
At the Keeneland September Yearling Sale Sept. 15, leading 2021 freshman sire Gun Runner saw his fifth seven-figure yearling of the sale when Mike Ryan went to $1.2 million to land a colt out of grade 1 winner Malibu Prayer, by Malibu Moon.

CDI Agrees to Buy Ellis Park for $79 Million

Fri, 2022-09-16 18:06
CDI has commenced planning to make both critical investments in the Ellis Park racing infrastructure and to construct Owensboro Racing & Gaming, a track extension and entertainment venue.

Wagering Tops $80M at Record Kentucky Downs Meet

Fri, 2022-09-16 18:06
The FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Ky., concluded Sept. 14 with record wagering topping $80 million for the seven-day run. Purses again set a record, reaching almost $18 million paid out to horse owners.

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