thoroughbred racing

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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Horseracing Integrity Act Supporters Visit Washington To Educate Legislators On Bill

Members of the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity (CHRI) blanketed Capitol Hill on Wednesday seeking support for the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019 (HIA). Individual members are meeting with senators to educate them on HIA, which was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Martha McSally (R-AZ). The Senate bill […]

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Keeneland Library Continues Weekly Lecture Series

The Keeneland Library, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, will spotlight new publications about Thoroughbred racing – from stories compiled by noted Central Kentucky horseman and longtime radio show host Ercel Ellis to new books about the Triple Crown, the Travers (G1) at Saratoga and Racing Hall of Famer Spectacular Bid – as […]

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Two-Day Pick 6 Carryover Friday At Belmont Totals $165,301

The Pick 6 went unsolved for a second straight day on the Independence Day card at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., resulting in a $165,301.72 carryover into Friday. Thursday’s Pick 6 sequence kicked off with Woodslane Farm’s Lunaire taking an optional-claiming allowance in Race 4, returning $19.20 for a $2 win wager. Green Light Go […]

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Great Lady M. Stakes, Handicapping Tourney Share Los Alamitos Spotlight

Defending champion Marley’s Freedom and the streaking Danuska’s My Girl head a field of seven entered in the $200,000-guaranteed Great Lady M. Stakes Saturday at Los Alamitos in Cypress, Calif. A Grade II, the Great Lady M. is for fillies & mares, 3-year-olds and up, at 6 ½ furlongs. It is the last of nine […]

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Weekend Lineup: Queen’s Plate Festival At Woodbine, Gulfstream’s Summit Of Speed

This week features the 160th running of the Queen’s Plate, North America’s oldest annually run race and the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown. Woodbine’s historic test is part of a card that also features the Grade 1 Highlander Stakes and the Grade 2 Dance Smartly, which has 2017 Queen’s Plate winner Holy Helena […]

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