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YESTERDAY July 29, 2014
Gold Appointment has been scratched from Saturday’s Grade 2 West Virginia Derby by trainer Robert Rockwell, who was unaware that new medication rules went into effect in West Virginia on July 9.
Todd Pletcher has enjoyed too much success at Saratoga to lament the ones that got away. One can forgive him, however, for still agonizing over last year’s Travers when Palace Malice stumbled at the start, was last early, and rallied to finish fourth, ...
DRF handicapper Dan Illman takes a closer look at juveniles running at Saratoga.
It rained heavily at Woodbine on Monday, and there’s more rain in the forecast, so the course shouldn’t be as hard and as kind to speed as it was Sunday. The ground on the backstretch had some give to it when I walked on it Tuesday morning.
Owen Rainwater, now deceased, was an Illinois farmer of corn, soybeans, and wheat. He bred, owned, and trained horses, too, and found more success in Chicago than his tiny operation had a right to.
Even though he has won five times in 20 starts, a respectable record, Passing Game seems to always get passed over by bettors.
Jockey Amir Cedeno was injured on Tuesday morning at Del Mar when the 3-year-old colt Eddie’s First inexplicably collapsed just past the finish line during a routine training gallop, pinning Cedeno under the horse until assistance arrived.
Candy Boy’s second season begins in earnest Saturday – and it’s going to involve some travel.
 With no major main-track stakes for 3-year-olds left in California, Candy Boy will hit the road to compete in the Grade 2, $750,000 West Virginia Derby at ...
Scott Blasi returned to work for trainer Steve Asmussen at Saratoga on Tuesday, four months after the longtime assistant was fired for inappropriate behavior detailed in a video released by the activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Trainer Mark Glatt has got them surrounded in Thursday’s featured seventh race at Del Mar.