thoroughbred racing

Speed Gene Test Goes Beyond Track Performance; Could Offer Clues On Yearling Returns

Pedigree is at the core of the Thoroughbred horse industry. For centuries, breeders and trainers have looked to the achievements and traits of previous generations with a view to making successful breeding or racing decisions. One only has to look at the sales prices achieved by yearlings with a bloodline perceived as attractive to understand […]

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Mitole’s Seven-Race Win Streak On Line In Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap

Two of the country’s finest sprinters will square off in Saturday’s 35th running of the Grade 1, $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap when Mitole, winner of seven straight, faces defending Vanderbilt-winner Imperial Hint at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. One of the day’s three graded stakes, the six-furlong event for 3-year-olds and up […]

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Albertrani Hoping Third Time’s The Charm For Sadler’s Joy In Bowling Green

Woodslane Farm’s $2-million earner Sadler’s Joy makes his seasonal debut in a contentious renewal of Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green, a 1 3/8-mile test for 4-year-olds and up on the inner turf at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Trained by Tom Albertrani, Sadler’s Joy rallied last-of-13 to third in the Breeders’ Cup […]

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In Defense Of Horse Racing: Facing The Question Of Ethics

A spike in racehorse fatalities at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., earlier this year led to the publication of numerous articles criticizing the horse racing industry fundamentally for being unethically destructive of horses. This sort of press endangers the future of horse racing. For horse racing to survive, it has to face its ethical […]

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Beschizza Rallies Faraway Kitten To American Derby Triumph

Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred Faraway Kitten, eligible to be claimed for $50,000 three starts back, rallied under Adam Beschizza to win Saturday’s Grade 3 American Derby at Arlington Park, the last of three graded stakes on the Arlington Million Preview Day program at the suburban Chicago racetrack. Trained by Mike Maker, the 3-year-old colt […]

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Saratoga’s First Open 2-Year-Old Maiden Race Includes Filly By Freshman Sire Summer Front

The prestigious Saratoga meet is known for well-bred and highly regarded 2-year-olds making their career debuts. On Friday, a field of eight juveniles will seek their first career victory in the first open company maiden event for 2-year-olds this season over the Saratoga main track going 5 1/2 furlongs. Breaking from the rail for trainer […]

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Curlin Fillies Give Catherine Day Phillips Strong Hand In Ontario Matron

Stakes winner Dixie Moon and stakes placed Katie Baby provide trainer Catherine Day Phillips with a solid one-two punch in Saturday’s Grade 3 $125,000 Ontario Matron, at Woodbine in Toronto, Canada. The 1 1/16-mile main track feature for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and upward, has drawn a competitive field of 11 starters, including Day Phillips’ […]

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Stormy Rush Takes Woodbine Turf Sprint Series Opener On New Inner Turf Course

Veteran sprinter Stormy Rush kicked off the Woodbine Turf Sprint Series on Wednesday evening at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada, with an 11-1 upset in the $55,000 first qualifying round. With Jesse Campbell picking up the mount, True North Stable’s 11-year-old gelding Stormy Rush ($24.40) prevailed in a three-across finish in the first five-furlong sprint under the […]

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Queen’s Plate Winner One Bad Boy Eyes Second Leg Of Canadian Triple Crown

The Queen’s Plate champion One Bad Boy took to the track on Wednesday morning at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada, in preparation for the second jewel of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown. The 3-year-old son of Twirling Candy, who has remained at Woodbine following his impressive Plate triumph on June 29 over 1 1/4 miles […]

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