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TODAY July 31, 2014
Del Mar has abandoned turf racing through Sunday after a series of injuries on the troubled course continued Thursday when a longshot filly suffered sesamoid injuries in a sprint race.
There is a two-day carryover of $239,002 for Friday’s pick six at Del Mar. The eight-race program begins at 4 p.m. Pacific.
Wayne Catalano, the prominent trainer who has been hospitalized for more than a week with a severe case of influenza A and subsequent pneumonia, has regained full consciousness, been taken off a respirator, and continues to make strong progress ...
Friday’s card from Del Mar is another card that I don’t find myself enamored with anything in particular. Nothing really jumps off the page to me, but I’ll put together a small pick three play consisting of races 2-4.
The Illinois Racing Board on Thursday granted Hawthorne Race Course’s request to drop 13 racing dates from its 62-day fall meet and to pare to the bone the stakes schedule for the upcoming meet.
Thursday, trainer Karl Grusmark got to run Sinistra 1 1/8 miles around two turns in the $100,000 Evan Shipman Stakes at Saratoga and the 4-year-old by Stonesider needed every inch of the muddy track to run down Big Business and Escapefromreality to win ...
Lavender Road, the filly who suffered injuries after hitting her head against a rail at Saratoga on Wednesday, had to be euthanized Thursday afternoon due to a fracture in her neck, according to the New York Racing Association.
Despite the meet’s steady expansion from its original four weeks, Saratoga is and always will be the “August place to be,” so it’s nice to finally turn the calendar page after 131 races in July.
Owners David Frankham and Brian Carmody withdrew Smogcutter from Thursday’s first race at Del Mar to protest the presence of a rival horse that tested positive for a sedative in March, but whose trainer, A.C. Avila, has yet to be sanctioned.
Colorado residents will vote on whether to allow slot machines at Arapahoe Park in Aurora after a citizen-led initiative on gaming was recently approved for the ballot by Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler.