Lord Nelson stretches his neck out to win the G1 Triple Bend
Lord Nelson Looks For Breeders’ Cup Berth In Sunday’s Bing Crosby

Spendthrift Farm’s classy Lord Nelson, recent winner of the Grade I Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita, will attempt to continue building on his reputation Sunday when he heads a field of nine sprinters in the 71st running of the Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes at six furlongs. According to allowance conditions for the […]

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Arlington Park
Coordinated Race Dates For Arlington, Hawthorne Proposed Friday

Arlington Park and Hawthorne Racecourse submitted coordinated race date proposals to the Illinois Racing Board on Friday, according to, marking the second straight year that the two Chicago-based tracks have done so. Last year, the compromise was facilitated by the collapse of Balmoral and Maywood Parks, to whom the IRB declined to grant dates. […]

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Connect wins his sire's namesake race
Connect Tops Brown Exacta In Curlin Stakes

Trainer Chad Brown could be holding a strong hand for next month’s Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers following an impressive one-two finish in the $100,000 Curlin as Connect held off a strong challenge from stablemate and post-time favorite Gift Box to make his stakes debut a winning one on Friday at Saratoga Race Course. Under […]

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Robertino Diodoro
Diodoro Praises Assistant In First Del Mar Stakes Victory

Trainer Robertino Diodoro watched on television from Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota, as Patriots Rule provided him with his first Del Mar stakes victory in Sunday’s $150,000 California Dreamin’. “That’s (Canterbury) kind of our home base in the summertime,” Diodoro said Friday morning from the Del Mar stable area. “My girlfriend and I have a […]

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Nyquist (red noseband), Exaggerator (outside), and Gun Runner (white cap, right) will face off once again in the Haskell Invitational
Weekend Lineup: Triple Crown Rematches In The East, Beholder Center Stage In The West

As if any showdown could top what California Chrome and Songbird displayed for racing fans last weekend, the racing secretaries have seen fit to try to do just that this weekend. A pair of Triple Crown rematches highlight the weekend on the east coast, along with the appearance of Flintshire at Saratoga, while on the […]

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Frosted dominated the Met Mile, winning by 14 1/4 lengths
‘He Couldn’t Be Doing Any Better’: Frosted Pleases In Final Work For Whitney

Godolphin Racing’s Frosted breezed a half-mile Friday at the Greentree Training Center behind Saratoga’s main track in preparation for the Grade 1 Whitney. The 4-year-old Tapit colt went in 49.60 seconds over the all-weather surface, his fourth work since a record-setting 14 ¼-length victory in the Grade 1 Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap June 11 at […]

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Paulick Report 7/29 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 […]

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Claiborne Farm
Leading Sire Seeking The Gold Euthanized At 31

Multiple Grade 1 winner and top sire Seeking The Gold has died at the age of 31. He was euthanized July 28 from infirmities of old age, according to Claiborne Farm representative Bernie Sams. The brilliant son of Mr. Prospector, out of the Buckpasser mare Con Game, was foaled in Kentucky at Claiborne Farm in […]

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‘You’ve Got To Be Able To Hang On’: Former NJ Gov. Says ‘Relief’ For Racing At Least Two Years Away

Speaking to the owners and trainers gathered at Thursday’s post position draw for the G1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, former New Jersey Gov. Richard Codey painted a somewhat murky picture of the future of racing in the state – at least while the current administration is in office. “Another administration will be here in a year-and-a-half. […]

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Tepin, seen winning the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile
Tepin To Skip Fourstardave, May Take On Lady Eli In Ballston Spa

After appearing “very, very dull” over the past few days, trainer Mark Casse has decided not to run champion Tepin in the G1 Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga Aug. 13. The Daily Racing Form reported that as a result, Tepin will not breeze this weekend as had been planned. “She’s not coming around as fast as I’d like,” Casse […]

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