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August 22, 2014
Hall of Fame trainers Allen Jerkens and D. Wayne Lukas and veteran race caller Tom Durkin were honored for their career achievements by the New York Racing Association on Friday in a ceremony held in the winner’s circle prior to the start of the races.
The first few sales of the North American yearling auction season revealed stability in the marketplace that spanned the upper and middle markets. The tenor of the market will be given another test Aug. 26-28, when the focus shifts to Florida for the ...
When the filly Lexie Lou blew away the boys in the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine on July 6, it was an important boost for Ontario’s battered breeding industry and its annual premier yearling sale, which will hold its 2014 edition Sept. 2-3 at the Woodbine ...
Journeyman Stud’s Hear No Evil has sired six stakes winners from only 77 named foals in his first six crops, led by multiple Grade 1 winner Jackson Bend, but as that shockingly low number of foals indicates, he has yet to attract the patronage he has ...
DRF Plus graded stakes analysis for Saratoga on Saturday, August 23.
Bern Identity confirmed his affinity for both Saratoga and a wet racetrack, parlaying that combination into a popular 1 1/2-length victory over Mewannarose in Friday’s $100,000 Tale of the Cat Stakes.
Trainer Rick Violette spent plenty of time educating the talented New York-bred 2-year-old Upstart prior to his first start, working him behind and between horses and letting him take dirt. That schooling paid big dividends after Upstart had to ...
Trainer Wesley Ward can win the Group 1 Prix Morny on Sunday at Deauville in France for the second year in a row, but Ward’s entrant this year, Hootenanny, lacks the cachet of No Nay Never, the sharp winner of the 2013 Morny.
Boyett, the only California-based horse in the Longacres Mile field, doesn’t fit the profile of your average Mile winner.
The $150,000 Yaddo for fillies and mares on Sunday at Saratoga will provide an intriguing matchup of Grade 1 winners.