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Continuing Hot Weather Pushes Monmouth Park To Cancel Sunday Card

Due to the ongoing heat, and with Sunday’s heat index projected to be even higher than it was on Saturday, Monmouth Park has cancelled its 11-race card for Sunday, July 21. The entire Sunday card, including the $75,000 Spruce Fir, will be run in its entirety as drawn on Friday, July 26. The six cancelled […]

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I’m So Fancy Leads All The Way In Winstar Matchmaker

The second choice at 9-5, Lael Stables’ I’m So Fancy took advantage of the small three-horse field in Saturday’s G3 Matchmaker Stakes at Monmouth. The 5-year-old daughter of Rajj went to the front and maintained a steady pace through the early stakes, saving just enough to fend off 1-5 favorite Competitionofideas by a head on […]

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Midnight Bisou Kept Under Wraps In Molly Pitcher Win

Running her record to five-for-five in 2019, Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stable and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou posted an easy win in Saturday’s G3 Molly Pitcher Stakes at Monmouth Park. The 4-year-old Midnight Lute filly won by just a length, but Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith never appeared to ask her for her best […]

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Catalina Cruiser Gets The Job Done In San Diego ‘Cap

Hronis Racing’s Catalina Cruiser appeared a bit leg weary in late stretch but managed to hold on as the 1-9 favorite in a field of four for Saturday’s G2 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar. The 5-year-old son of Union Rags and jockey Joel Rosario covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in […]

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Brown-Trained Shipper Seek And Destroy Captures Ontario Colleen

Woodbine invader Seek and Destroy was able to seize another Grade 3 victory as she took the $125,000 Ontario Colleen while jockey Luis Contreras completed a sweep of Saturday’s turf stakes at the Toronto oval. The Grade 3 Ontario Colleen, a one-mile added-money event for three-year-old fillies, was the first stakes to be contested over […]

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Just Howard Fends Off Divisidero In Oceanport

Skeedattle Stable’s Just Howard made a determined bid to keep his head in front at the wire in Saturday’s Grade 3 Oceanport Stakes, delayed to a 6:00 p.m. post time by Monmouth Park management due to heat advisories in the area. The 5-year-old son of English Channel and jockey Trevor McCarthy fended off the late […]

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Joe Scurto To Lead Minnesota Racehorse Engagement Project

Veteran racing industry executive and former Deputy Director of Minnesota Racing Commission, Joe Scurto, has been selected to head the newly created Minnesota Racehorse Engagement Project. In his role as Executive Director, Scurto will be leading the new initiative which was announced earlier by Canterbury Park and the Minnesota Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association (MNHBPA) […]

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Haskell: Monmouth Abbreviates Saturday Card, Pushes Back Post Times

A blazing weather forecast for Saturday has pushed a number of tracks to cancel Saturday racing, but Monmouth Park has opted to remain open and carry out its signature race card of the season, topped by the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 96 degrees, with heat indexes approaching […]

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New Mexico Racing Commissioner Removed From Post

One of five members of the New Mexico Racing Commission, Freda McSwane was removed from her post this week after refusing a request for her resignation. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the action stemmed from comments McSwane made at a public meeting back in May. “We basically perpetrated a fraud, in my opinion, on our veterinarians […]

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Woodbine Adds Extra Heat Precautions For Saturday’s Card

Woodbine Entertainment announced today that it will implement extra precautions for today’s Thoroughbred race card at Woodbine Racetrack in accordance with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s Temperature Standards-Based Rule Cancellation for Racetracks policy. The extra measures include additional veterinarians to monitor temperature and pulse rates, extra hosing stations or mobile cooling stations with […]

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