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Fanticola Digs In To Win Royal Heroine

A heartbreak second in the Grade I Gamely Stakes on May 25, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Fanticola bounced back with a hard earned neck victory under Joe Talamo in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes at Santa Anita. Owned by … Continue reading

‘It’s A Very Exciting Sport': Connecticut Attorney Enjoys Racing Success

John Buckley, an attorney in New Haven, Conn., got a close-up view of history on June 6 at Belmont Park. Keen Ice, a horse he co-owns as a partner in Donegal Racing, put in a late charge to finish third … Continue reading

Ben’s Cat ‘Better Than Ever’, Pointing Toward Parx Dash

In case trainer King Leatherbury needed any reminder of the popularity of his 9-year-old gelding Ben’s Cat, it came recently in the form of a package to the barn. “I just got a bucket full of horse cookies – It … Continue reading

Honor Code, Bayern Working Well For Met Mile Starts

Multiple Grade 2 winner Honor Code remains on track for his next scheduled start in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap. Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said Monday morning that the 4-year-old A.P. Indy ridgling emerged from … Continue reading

Keeneland Draws 21,056 Fans For Derby Viewing

Keeneland hosted 21,056 fans for the world’s largest Kentucky Derby celebration for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) on a brilliantly sunny afternoon. The crowd on hand for the 21st annual event enjoyed picnics in the Paddock and Walking Ring, live … Continue reading

Tickets On Sale Monday For Multi-Day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

Tickets for the newly re-designed Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, featuring more music, more food and more fun than ever before, will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 23, the New York Racing Association announced today. All reserved … Continue reading

Hoppertunity Puts In Final Work for San Pasqual

Hoppertunity, winner of the Grade I Clark Handicap last out at Churchill Downs on Nov. 28, worked six furlongs under Martin Garcia Sunday morning in 1:12.60 in his final major drill for Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes for … Continue reading

Mills: Racing Must Draw Fans, Upgrade Technology Moving Forward

Dennis Mills, a former member of the Canadian Parliament and former Magna International executive, is the founder and president of Racing Future. The goal of Racing Future, according to their website, is “to motivate and inspire a new generation of … Continue reading

Gentildonna Wins Arima Kinen in Career Finale

Japanese champion Gentildonna made the final race of her career a winning one with a bold score in the G1 Arima Kinen Sunday at Nakayama Racecourse. The 5-year-old mare tracked a pace set by Verxina and ranged up on the … Continue reading

Veitch: Six-Way Race for Horse of the Year

In a column for the Saratogian, Michael Veitch identifies six horses he feels deserve consideration for Horse of the Year. “I believe a vote for any one of this group can be justified,” he wrote. Four of the six are … Continue reading

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