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Distaff: Retiring Napravnik Rides Untapable to Victory for Asmussen, Winchell

Making her first start against older fillies and mares, Winchell Thoroughbreds homebred Untapable clinched 3-year-old filly divisional honors with a popular and powerful victory in the $2-million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff, beating a fast-closing Don’t Tell Sophia by 1 1/4 … Continue reading

Chitu Wins Damascus in First Start Since Derby

Chitu broke sharply and went on to a dominant 2 ½ length win in Friday’s $100,000, seven furlong Damascus Stakes under Joel Rosario, getting the distance in 1:21.66. Trained by Bob Baffert, the 3-year-old colt by Henny Hughes blazed through … Continue reading

Months Later, Asmussen Not Letting PETA Accusations Keep Him Down

Trainer Steve Asmussen has emerged from the scandal surrounding an undercover investigation by PETA earlier this year as strong as ever. Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman checked in with the trainer, who has notched 250 wins this year, placing him second … Continue reading

Talk Show Man Denies Ben’s Cat in Maryland Million Turf

Michael J. Harrison’s Talk Show Man caught the ever gallant Ben’s Cat as the duo closed in on the finish line and won the $125,000 Maryland Million Turf at Laurel Park. For the second year in a row Ben’s Cat … Continue reading

Fashion Takes Center Stage at Caulfield Cup Day

The Caulfield Cup will attract some of Australia’s finest horses, but the race day at Melbourne has also become a hotbed for fashion, celebrities, and music. “Since when did Melbourne events become so glamorous and exclusive?” a column in the … Continue reading

Crown Queen Rules QE II Challenge Cup

In a race named for royalty, royalty prevailed, as Besilu Stables’ Crown Queen scored her first Grade 1 victory in the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End at Keeneland on Saturday. Ball Dancing closed for second, … Continue reading

Juvenile Fillies: By the Moon Springs Upset in Muddy Frizette

Jay Em Ess Stable’s By the Moon took charge at the top of the stretch and held off a group of late challengers to win the Grade 1, $500,000 Frizette Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday, stamping her ticket to … Continue reading

Colonial Could Cease Operations November 1 if New Schedule is Not Approved

Colonial Downs owner Jeffrey P. Jacobs announced Saturday a closure date of November 1 for Virginia’s only horse racing track and statewide system of off-track wagering facilities if the Virginia Racing Commission (VRC) does not approve a marquee series of … Continue reading

Ria Antonia Probable for Indiana Oaks

Ria Antonia, the lone filly starter in the Grade I $1.5 million Preakness Stakes earlier this year against powerhouse horses such as California Chrome and Ride On Curlin, heads the list of probables for the 19th running of the Grade … Continue reading

Ruidoso’s Hubbard: Cheaters a ‘Cancer to Horse Racing’

Calling those who attempt to cheat a “cancer to horse racing,” Ruidoso Downs race track chairman R.D. Hubbard announced the first steps in a program to deal with those who would attempt to break the rules of racing in “our … Continue reading