Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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The last time Early Voting and Epicenter met, the scene was the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course for the May 21 middle jewel of the Triple Crown.
The July 30 San Diego Handicap (G2) at Del Mar may not have the country's most exciting horse—the infrequently raced but brilliant Flightline—but it has almost every other top older dirt horse in California, plus some newcomers to the state.
The betting public thought the July 27 $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap (G2) at Saratoga Race Course was a slam dunk. Bella Sofia, a four-time graded stakes winner, was the 3-5 post time favorite for a reason.
Monmouth Park will partner with Colonial Downs over the next six Mondays to offer a Mid-Atlantic Pick 4, a 50-cent wager that will link two races from both tracks. The Monday Mid-Atlantic Pick 4 race sequence will alternate between both racetracks.
Magic Michael, a 5-year-old veteran of 27 starts, will return to Maryland for the first time since his runner-up finish a year ago in the Deputed Testamony Stakes to try and redeem his performance from last year's race.
For a brief second, trainer Dale Romans thought he might pull off the upset in the Haskell Stakes (G1) at Monmouth Park July 23. His 3-year-old colt Howling Time was about to make Romans and his posse do some serious howling.
Trainer Kent Sweezey is convinced that his 2-year-old colt Power Attack will be at his best going two turns on the grass. But for now, he's sticking with sprinting the colt on turf in the $100,000 Tyro Stakes on turf at Monmouth Park.
The Jockeys' Guild and the Louisiana HBPA said their members are not subject to rules of the HISA in any racing jurisdiction in the United States. HISA categorically disagreed except for jurisdictions in Louisiana and West Virginia.
It is still a long way to go until Saratoga Race Course gets to the $300,000 Hopeful Stakes (G1) Sept. 5, but Chad Brown is keeping a keen eye on the closing day stakes for 2-year-olds.
Former jockey, trainer, and outrider Eddie Jay Beam died July 24 at Carrus Hospital in Sherman, Texas. He was 79.
Around 24 hours after the catalog was revealed for next month's Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale, a significant new update will be needed for the printers.
Lexington's Thoroughbred community has banded together in response to the recent turn of events, including approval of a 12-field soccer complex on the now defunct Ashwood Training Center property on Russell Cave Road.
The plan going forward for White Abarrio is that, right now, there is no plan. Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. is still digesting the disappointing performance by the son of Race Day in the Haskell Stakes (G1) at Monmouth Park July 23.
Jerome “Jed” Doro has been promoted to director of racing at Delaware Park effective Aug. 1. He will assume most of the duties of longtime executive director of racing John Mooney, who recently announced his retirement.
Saratoga Race Course will host Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund Day, where riders competing at the racetrack will participate in a host of activities on July 30 to raise awareness and funding for the PDJF.
Baaeed, currently the highest-rated horse on the planet, took his unbeaten record to nine with a comfortable victory in the Sussex Stakes (G1) July 27 at Goodwood. The race grants an automatic berth into the FanDuel Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) Nov. 5.
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and Horseshoe Indianapolis announced today that they will be partnering for the third consecutive year for the “Grayson Grass Challenge” to raise money for the foundation.
Flavien Prat had a very good day at Monmouth Park July 23, winning four graded stakes in a row, including the United Nations (G1). Earlier in the week, Prat also won a stakes race at Saratoga. The achievement earned Jockey of the Week honors.
Winning last Saturday’s $1 million TVG.com Haskell Stakes (G1), Gold Square’s Cyberknife has moved into seventh place in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, while unbeaten Flightline maintains his overall lead.
Vanden Berg is in her third year training horses after seven years as a jockey. Emigh has been a mainstay riding at the Chicago tracks for 25 years. As well as being spouses, Vanden Berg and Emigh say they complement each other professionally.