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Mandaloun Wraps Up Stephen Foster Preparations

Sun, 2022-06-26 15:41
One week before the $750,000 Stephen Foster Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, probable entrants Mandaloun, Americanrevolution, and Title Ready logged their final moves June 25 prior to the 1 1/8-mile race.

Tiz No Clown First Winner for No Never No More

Sun, 2022-06-26 15:41
First-crop stallion No Never No More was represented by his first winner when Tiz No Clown scored a gate-to-wire victory June 25 in the second race at Laurel Park.

Trainer Pearce Given 15-day Suspension for Clenbuterol

Sun, 2022-06-26 15:41
New Jersey stewards issued a 15-day suspension and $500 fine to trainer Penny Pearce after Royal Coup tested positive for clenbuterol after winning the first race at Monmouth Park May 29.

TRF Welcomes LaMonica to Board of Directors

Sun, 2022-06-26 15:41
A native of Lexington, Ky., LaMonica has been involved in the Thoroughbred industry for over 20 years and has worked for Godolphin since 2003 – most recently as the charities manager for America.

Only Stakes to Remain on Turf at Churchill Spring Meet

Sun, 2022-06-26 15:41
In a notice to horsemen posted June 25 on an overnight, Churchill Downs announced that only four stakes races July 2-3 will be run on turf as scheduled before its spring meet concludes July 4.

Haggas Duo Invades for Pretty Polly

Sat, 2022-06-25 15:36
A strong British contingent returns for the Pretty Polly Stakes (G1) June 26 at the Curragh, spearheaded by a pair of impressive last-time-out winners for William Haggas in Purplepayy and My Astra.

Betmakers Bonanza Offers $1M Bonus for Three-Race Sweep

Sat, 2022-06-25 15:36
Monmouth Park and BetMakers Technology Group will again partner as sponsors for the $1 million "BetMakers Bonanza" Bonus for the connections of any horse that sweeps a series of three designated races, it was announced June 25.

Trueshan Wins Northumberland Plate Carrying 148 Pounds

Sat, 2022-06-25 15:36
Top-class stayer though he may be, the Alan King-trained Trueshan was racing off a BHA rating of 120, carrying a weight of 10 stone, eight pounds, and running as a prep for the Goodwood Cup (G1), having missed a firm-ground Royal Ascot.

Westover Annhilates Irish Derby Field

Sat, 2022-06-25 15:36
Westover banished memories of a luckless third in the Cazoo Derby (G1) with a dominant performance to score under Colin Keane for trainer Ralph Beckett in the June 25 Irish Derby (G1).

Fuentes Suffers Multiple Fractures in Canterbury Fall

Sat, 2022-06-25 15:36
In the fifth race at Canterbury Park June 23, jockey Ruben Fuentes was pitched to the ground when his mount Malintent broke down at the top of the lane. Fuentes suffered multiple fractures in his skull, vertebrae, and collarbone.

Fundraiser for PDJF Set for July 2 at Churchill

Sat, 2022-06-25 15:36
The eighth annual fundraiser for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund is set for July 2 at Churchill Downs. The late Hall of Fame jockey Randy Romero to be honored at the Jockeys and Jeans event.

Gosden, Dettori Agree to Take a Sabbatical

Sat, 2022-06-25 15:36
John Gosden and Frankie Dettori have agreed to "take a sabbatical" after the pair met June 24 in Newmarket.

Royal Patronage to Switch to Motion for Racing in U.S.

Sat, 2022-06-25 15:36
Royal Patronage is set to have his final race for Charlie and Mark Johnston in next month's Belmont Derby Invitational (G1T) before switching to trainer Graham Motion to continue his racing career in America.

Two South American Stakes June 26 Act as BC Qualifiers

Sat, 2022-06-25 15:36
In addition to the Takarazuka Kinen (G1) in Japan, two other international races that act as Breeders' Cup Challenge races will take place this weekend: the Grande Premio Brasil (G1) in Brazil and the Gran Premio Pamplona (G1) in Peru, both June 26.

NYRA Increases Purses for 2022 Saratoga Meet

Sat, 2022-06-25 15:36
The New York Racing Association announced June 24 significant increases of more than $1.6 million to its purse schedule for the 2022 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course, which opens on Thursday, July 14, and continues through Monday, Sept. 5.

Trueshan Tacks on Hefty Weight in Northumberland Plate

Sat, 2022-06-25 15:36
After skipping last week's Gold Cup (G1) at Royal Ascot, top stayer Trueshan will shoulder a heavy weight, conceding as much as 19 pounds, to the rest of the field in the June 25 Northumberland Plate at Newcastle Racecourse.

Baggy Green Sells at Valachi Downs Mares Dispersal Sale

Sat, 2022-06-25 15:36
Valachi Downs general manager Gareth Downey was left delighted but emotional when Baggy Green—dam of four-time group 1 winner Tofane—was purchased for NZ$1.75 million (US$1,097,432) at the Valachi Downs' mares dispersal sale.

Spendarella Back in U.S. Following Coronation Second

Sat, 2022-06-25 15:36
American-trained horses may have been shut out from victories this year at Royal Ascot, but perhaps as much as any American participant, Gainesway Farm's Spendarella won support with her runner-up finish in the Coronation Stakes (G1) June 17.

Star-Studded Lineup For Real Rider Cup

Sat, 2022-06-25 15:36
The Real Rider Cup, a charity show jumping event created by Anita Motion to benefit Thoroughbred aftercare, is bringing the racing and equestrian worlds together in Lexington, Kentucky just ahead of Fasig-Tipton’s July Sale.

NTRA Hires Director of Government Affairs

Fri, 2022-06-24 15:32
NTRA announced the hire of Jordan Bonfitto to serve as NTRA’s director of government affairs. He will be based in the new Washington, D.C. office and will lead the organization’s advocacy efforts with president and CEO Tom Rooney.