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August 20, 2014
Trainer Gary Mandella will run Silentio in Sunday’s $250,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes over seven furlongs on the Polytrack instead of the $250,000 Del Mar Mile on turf on the same day.
The absence of a recent plane flight, or van trip, could make Frac Daddy a factor in Sunday’s $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar, a race in which he is likely to be overlooked.
Bad Read Sanchez, third in the Grade 2 Best Pal Stakes on Aug. 3, will miss the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity on Sept. 3 because of a recent temperature, trainer Doug O’Neill said.
The sun shined bright on the large crowd that turned out for last Saturday’s Canadian Derby, and the future of horse racing in Alberta also is looking bright.
Horse racing is a family business, with sons often following fathers. Richard Lewis took that big step Friday at the Humboldt County Fair in Ferndale, where he took his place in the stewards’ stand. His father, Leon Lewis, was a longtime steward.
If there’s a hallmark of 21-year-old jockey Kyle Frey’s career, it’s resiliency, but that trait is facing its sternest test as Frey returns to action following a 90-day suspension May 2-July 30 after testing positive for “synthetic cannabinoids: spice.”
If you missed a more rewarding appreciation of Del Mar Oaks winner Personal Diary in her two appearances out West this summer, it’s too late. She’s gone, or at least she was getting wrapped up and ready to ship Tuesday morning along with five other ...
Racing will return to the Maryland State Fair on Friday as Timonium will begin a seven-day meet over its five-furlong track.
While the field for Sunday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Longacres Mile took shape around him, likely favorite Stryker Phd went through his final paces this week at Emerald Downs.
The Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association Futurity, a restricted Grade 1 event worth an estimated $1 million, highlights an expanded stakes schedule for the 2014 fall Quarter Horse racing season at Evangeline Downs, which begins Oct. 1.