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Prairie Meadows Re-Opens Backstretch To Ruidoso Shippers After EHV-1 Restriction

Prairie Meadows Racetrack in Altoona, IA will permit horses shipping to Iowa from Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico to enter the stable area of this track effective immediately. On June 19, Prairie Meadows announced that it would not allow horses from Ruidoso Downs into its stable area after the New Mexico track reported a positive […]

Little Mike Retired, Headed To Old Friends For Retirement

Multiple Grade 1 winner Little Mike has been retired and has shipped to Old Friends, according to a Daily Racing Form interview with owner/trainer Carlo Vaccarezza on Thursday. Vaccarezza said the horse is sound but his energy level is reduced from what it once was, and he felt Little Mike’s age may have caught up to […]

Moonlight Song Returns From One-Year Layoff With Morrissey Win, Gives Ortiz 1,000th Victory

Moonlight Song, who had not raced since winning last year’s edition of the $100,000 John Morrissey for New York-breds, showed no rust in defending his title.   Ridden by Jose Ortiz, who notched his 1,000th career win in the Morrissey, the 9-year-old gelding was a three-quarter-length winner over Ostrolenka. Owned and bred by Albert Fried Jr., […]

Ehalt Receives Handleman Award For 2015 Haskell Coverage

The 2016 Bill Handleman Memorial Award went to Bob Ehalt of for outstanding coverage of last year’s $1.75 million Haskell Invitational.  Inaugurated in 2012, the Handleman Memorial Award honors outstanding media coverage of the Haskell Invitational, Monmouth Park’s signature race. The award honors the late Bill Handleman, who was lead sportswriter for the Asbury […]

NHC, BCBC, The Big One Berths Up For Grabs At Laurel Park Champions Tournament Aug. 20

The Maryland Jockey Club and Laurel Park will play host to the Champions Tournament Saturday, Aug. 20, with more than $33,000 guaranteed in prizes including berths to the National Handicapping Championship (NHC), Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) and The Big One. The tournament, to be held in Laurel’s Carriage Room, is open to players for […]

Free Online National Handicapping Championship Qualifer On Saturday

The latest Free-to-Play online National Handicapping Championship (NHC) qualifier is set for Saturday on The contest will offer four berths to the world’s richest and most prestigious handicapping tournament and is open exclusively to NHC Tour members. NHC 17 in January 2016 offered a total prize pool of more than $2.75 million including an $800,000 first-place prize […]

Nyquist Made 6/5 Favorite For Sunday’s Haskell

Reddam Racing LLC’s Nyquist, the reigning Kentucky Derby winner, will go postward as the favorite in a stellar field entered today for the 49th renewal of the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Sunday. The Haskell, which was won by Triple Crown champion and eventual Horse of the Year American […]

Lady Eli Targeting Ballston Spa For Return To Racing

Lady Eli is working closer towards her 2016 debut as the Chad Brown-trained dark bay filly is targeting the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa on August 27. The Sheep Pond Partners’ 4-year-old has been sidelined following her victory in the 2015 Grade 1 Belmont Oaks Invitational. Lady Eli started her career 6-for-6, including […]

Paulick Report 7/28 News Minute Presented By Saratoga Live

The Paulick Report sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn’t stop after you’ve had your morning coffee. Each weekday at mid-day, the Paulick Report brings you a video News Minute to let you know what’s happening around the Thoroughbred racing world: news we […]

Navarro Trio Among Field Of Eight Set For G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt

Trainer Jorge Navarro will be represented by a trio of runners in a competitive edition of the Grade 1, $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt for seasoned sprinters at six furlongs Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, led by Grade 2 Smile Sprint winner Delta Bluesman. A $30,000 pickup at the claims box in October 2014, Monster Racing […]