Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
Updated: 14 hours 22 min ago
An outstanding catalog for Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale has been released, with full or half-siblings to 61 classic/group 1 winners and 223 group or listed scorers among 549 lots on offer.
Churchill Downs has placed the $300,000 Secretariat Stakes (G2T) and the $200,000 Pucker Up Stakes (G3T) on hiatus, and will run the Arlington Million (G1T) and Beverly D. Stakes (G1T) in two different running lanes Aug. 13.
Equibase Company has expanded the availability of its free leaders-by-track data on equibase.com. Initially available for the most recent past two meets per racetrack, the leaders-by-track listings are now available for every past meet back to 2000.
On the evening of Aug. 3, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted an administrative stay of enforcement of a preliminary injunction entered against the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority late last week.
Kevin Preston, the president and owner of Louisiana Downs Racetrack looks forward to welcoming Louisiana horsemen, fans, and key lawmakers Aug. 6 for Louisiana Cup Day, the marquee racing event of the annual Thoroughbred racing season.
The Churchill Downs shipper could join Azeri, Zenyatta, and Stellar Wind in an exclusive club.
Trainer George Weaver wins the final race at Saratoga Aug. 3 but his thoughts continue to be with his wife, Cindy Hutter, who was injured in a riding accident in early July.
Riding a four-race win streak for trainer Brad Cox, Godolphin homebred Matareya chases a fifth victory and another at the top level Aug. 6 in the Test Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course.
Smile Happy will need some time off after getting a complete check-up at Rood & Riddle in Lexington. The son of Runhappy will have a month off and then get reevaluated.
War Like Goddess, Bill Mott both come to the Glens Falls Stakes (G2T) with impressive records.
Undefeated 4-year-old Flightline has been installed as the 3-1 morning-line favorite for the first of two future wagers on this year's $6 million Longines Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 5 at Keeneland.
Hot Rod Charlie is in town to run in the Aug. 6 Whitney Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course. He got his first look at the track Aug. 3 when he jogged around the Oklahoma Training Track.
Simplification, winner of the Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2), and Skippylongstocking, third in the Belmont Stakes (G1), are among the seven 3-year-olds entered in the $500,000 West Virginia Derby (G3) at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.
The Tattersalls Online August Sale catalog can now be viewed online. The Aug. 9-10 sale has attracted 35 quality entries and includes a selection of breeding rights, fillies, mares, flat and National Hunt horses in training, and yearlings.
It's going to be hot at Saratoga Race Course, no doubt about that. But it might not be hot enough to call off the races Aug 4.
Briland Farm's Secret Oath got back to work, recording her first move since her distant second-place finish in the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) at Saratoga Race Course.
On July 28, Thin White Duke ran second in an allowance race at 5 1/2 furlongs on the Mellon Turf course. Eight days later, on Aug. 5, the 4-year-old son of Dominus is entered to run in the $300,000 Troy (G3T) against the imposing Golden Pal.
After seeing Wit work on the grass for first time, trainer Todd Pletcher saw enough to put him in a stakes at Saratoga, the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame (G2T).
Trainer Wesley Ward has long gotten over hoping for great things from his 4-year-old colt Golden Pal.
Now, he expects the son of Uncle Mo to be special whenever he steps on the racetrack.
The Jockey Club has announced the agenda for its Annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing, which will be held as an in-person event Aug. 14 at the Saratoga Springs City Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.