Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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WinStar Farm announced June 27 that it will move toward being a private training facility for its horses, led by trainer Rodolphe Brisset. Past trainer Destin Heath has departed the farm and looks to hang his shingle in Lexington.
Rose Girl became a winner in her second start June 26 at Los Alamitos Race Course.
Texas resident Landon Jordan dove into ownership by buying 2-year-olds at auction in 2021. He has a filly and sale-topper named Free Drop Maddy heading to the $150,000 Texas Thoroughbred Association Futurity July 17 at Lone Star Park.
The extraordinary life of one of Australia's most successful and best-loved stallions has ended with the death of Not A Single Doubt at Arrowfield Stud, June 27.
Summer Promise, a $500,000 yearling purchase out of multiple graded stakes producer Dream of Summer, won her 2-year-old debut June 25. Two days prior Kaleem Shah's Arman, a $600,000 2-year-old purchase also won his debut.
The 2022 Godolphin Flying Start graduation took place at Kildangan Stud in Ireland, June 24th. Many guests attended who all have supported the Flying Start trainees throughout their two years on the program.
The numbers game has proven to be a defining element of a storybook venture for the connections of the grade 1-winning filly sprinter Bella Sofia.
Mardukas, sent off at odds of 44-1, brought home a victory in his second start June 26 in a maiden special weight race at Churchill Downs, becoming the first winner for Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming.
Brown is just four wins shy of David Jacobson's record 44 wins at the 2013 Belmont spring/summer meet, which was accomplished with 168 starters across a 56-day meet.
An unprecedented number of Australasian buyers will be in attendance at next month's Tattersalls July Sale in Newmarket as breeders and owners from Down Under look further afield to enhance their broodmare bloodlines, amid domestic competition.
The share price of Paddy Twomey soared even higher at The Curragh as the trainer, who is operating at a 35% strike rate this season, celebrated a group 1 win in the Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes (G1) thanks to La Petite Coco.
Stephen Foster Stakes (G2) contender Last Samurai completed his final tune-up for Saturday's race with a five-furlong breeze in 1:01 2/5 at Churchill Downs for new trainer D. Wayne Lukas.
First-crop sire and Triple Crown winner Justify was represented by his first black-type stakes winner when Statuette captured the June 26 Airlie Stud Stakes (G2) in Ireland.
Titleholder smashes course record in Takarazuka Kinen (G1) and now targets Japan's most elusive target, the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1).
Despite getting boxed in early and drifting late, grade 1 winner Two Emmys found his way to a three-length victory June 25 in the $75,000 Outbound Ike Stakes at Hawthorne Race Course.
As the field turned for home in the June 25 $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3), all three Kentucky Derby (G1) contenders lined up across the track in hopes of redemption after their poor performances on the First Saturday in May.
Trainer Chad Brown's hand in the 3-year-old male division is rather powerful at the moment with Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Early Voting and grade 1 winners Zandon and Jack Christopher. His stock in the 3-year-old filly division isn't bad, either.
In a skirmish to the wire, Army Wife held off Crazy Beautiful to win her second start of the season in the $250,000 Lady Jacqueline Stakes June 25 at Thistledown.
Taking command from the start, Frank Fletcher Racing Operations and Ten Strike Racing's Lady Rocket comfortably turned back rivals Sconsin and Bell's the One to decisively win the $200,000 Chicago Stakes June 25 at Churchill Downs.
Startantes banished memories of an agonizing bob-of-the-head defeat in the Surround Stakes (G1) in the autumn when she produced a magical last-to-first burst June 25 to win the Tiara Stakes (G1) at Eagle Farm.