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Beau Genius Dead at 29; Sired Bing Crosby Winner Big Macher

Grade I winning and Grade I sire Beau Genius was euthanized on Friday, July 25, at Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, Calif., due to his recent declining quality of life in the last of his 29 years. He was pensioned from … Continue reading

Garcia Named JockeyTalk360 Jockey of the Week

Martin Garcia won graded stakes from coast to coast to be named the JockeyTalk360.com Jockey of the Week. The title goes to the week’s outstanding jockey in the opinion of a panel of industry experts. They looked at races run … Continue reading

R Free Roll Rolls Home in Honorable Miss

R Free Roll, making her first start for trainer Danny Gargan, sprung a minor upset on Monday at Saratoga Race Course, shooting straight to the lead and holding firmly in the stretch to take the Grade 2, $200,000 HRTV Honorable … Continue reading

Suffolk Director of Communications Calls First Race Amidst Strong Storm

Suffolk Downs senior director of communications Jessica Paquette unexpectedly called her first race at the track on Monday, as strong storms whipped through the Boston area, delaying regular race caller T.D. Thornton. A tornado touched down Monday morning in Revere, … Continue reading

Saratoga ‘Turnstile Spinners’ Undeterred By Admission Changes

An increase in this year’s admission price to Saratoga Race Course (from $3 to $5) has not deterred the track’s “turnstile spinners,” who line up at the gates when the track has giveaway promotions. The New York Times reported Monday that … Continue reading

Coolmore, Darley Australian Operations Threatened By Mine Expansion

Australian divisions of Coolmore and Darley could be in danger from a possible expansion of a nearby coal mine, according to The Daily Telegraph. The New South Wales Planning Department chose to support an expansion of an open-cut mine, which … Continue reading

Calumet Farm Names Wilkins New Director of Stallion Division

Calumet Farm has appointed Ken Wilkins as the new director of the farm’s stallion division, effective immediately. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring in such an accomplished stallion expert as Ken to help lead Calumet back as a leading … Continue reading

Connections of Wildcat Red Mull Options at Saratoga for Colt’s Next Start

Multiple graded stakes winner Wildcat Red, third in Sunday’s Grade 1 Haskell Invitational, may make his next appearance at Saratoga Race Course. Trainer Jose Garoffalo said Monday morning that the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers at 1 ¼ miles and … Continue reading

Catalano Showing Signs of Improvement

Trainer Wayne Catalano continues to make progress in his recovery from an acute bout of pneumonia. Catalano’s daughter, Shelbi Hill, posted the following update on her Facebook page July 28: “All our family and especially my dad, want to thank … Continue reading

Travers or Penn Derby Possible for Haskell Hero Bayern

Dominant Grade 1 Haskell Invitational winner Bayern flew from New Jersey to California early Monday afternoon, but Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is eyeing a trip back east for the Offlee Wild colt’s next start. Baffert said the Grade … Continue reading