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Coup de Grace Aiming for Third Straight Win in King’s Bishop

Coup de Grace, a comfortable winner of the Grade 2 Amsterdam on July 26, will return to Saratoga Race Course to compete as the favorite on Saturday in the Grade 1, $500,000 Ketel One King’s Bishop. The seven-furlong King’s Bishop … Continue reading

Toast of New York Hoping to Be Talk of Los Angeles in Pacific Classic

If Michael Buckley’s 3-year-old colt Toast of New York wins Sunday’s $1 million TVG Pacific Classic it would be, monetarily, the second biggest of a career of only seven races. In March, Toast of New York, trained for Buckley by … Continue reading

Australia Stylish Winner of Juddmonte International

Regally-bred Australia, facing his elders for the first time, passed the test with flying colors when he cruised to an impressive two-length victory over The Grey Gatsby in the Juddmonte International (Eng-I) at York. The chestnut son of Galileo – … Continue reading

Thoro-Graph, Equibase Announce Expanded Availability of Products

Thoro-Graph and Equibase Company LLC today announced that the Thoro-Graph Sheets, used by serious handicappers and horsemen, and Thoro-Quick, an abridged version designed for simulcast players, are now available on The Equibase website was recently redesigned with a multi-homepage … Continue reading

Bayern 2-1 Morning Line Favorite as 10 Enter Travers

Grade 1 winners Tonalist and Wicked Strong will renew their budding rivalry on racing’s biggest summer stage, joined by fellow Grade 1 heroes Bayern and Mr Speaker among 10 horses set to gather for the 145th running of the Grade … Continue reading

Wise Dan Eyes Bernard Baruch for Next Start

The connections of two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan are leaning toward starting the chestnut gelding in the G2 Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga Aug. 30. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that trainer Charles LoPresti will at least enter the … Continue reading

Brazilian Star Bal a Bali Continues to Show Improvement

Brazilian Triple Crown hero Bal a Bali continues to make progress in his fight against laminitis. According to a report at, the latest update on the 4-year-old colt came on Monday, via Rick Porter/Fox Hill Farm’s Facebook page. Bal … Continue reading

Main Sequence Targeting Breeders’ Cup After Sharp Sword Dancer Win

Main Sequence’s victory in the Grade 1, $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course was special for the horse’s trainer, H. Graham Motion, for a few reasons. Motion was still gushing Monday morning about the way his … Continue reading

Princess of Sylmar Has Chance to Avenge in Personal Ensign

Close Hatches will face a contentious contingent of challengers when she attempts to extend her winning streak to four on Friday in the Grade 1, $500,000 Personal Ensign Invitational at Saratoga Race Course. The 1 1/8-mile Personal Ensign for fillies … Continue reading

Lukas: Will Take Charge to Wait for Jockey Club Gold Cup

Will Take Charge will sit out next weekend’s G1 Woodward Stakes and will instead point to the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup Sept. 27. Trainer D. Wayne Lukas told the Daily Racing Form that he’s backed off the colt’s training … Continue reading