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July 17, 2014
Christophe Clement likes to ship horses to California for stakes races. He’s thinking of staying a little longer this fall.
Commander is a total standout in the Fred Jones Handicap that drew six older horses going 1 1/16 miles at Northlands Park.
While 18 horses will line up behind the gate at The Meadows on Saturday night to compete in three eliminations for the $600,000E Delvin Miller Adios, McWicked is the one horse which most will expect to take home the trophy.
Quarter Horse jockey Jimmy Brooks turns 49 on Friday. The celebration will last through the weekend if Rock You continues his domination of Ruidoso’s 3-year-old division in Saturday’s $1,048,682 Rainbow Derby over 440 yards.
I was impressed with Strathnaver’s narrowly beaten second in the Just a Game most recently, and I’m going with her in the Diana Stakes at Saratoga.
The New York Turf Writers Association will honor the late racing journalist Paul Moran with a ceremony at Saratoga on Sunday, which would have been his 67th birthday. Moran died Nov. 9, 2013, of complications from lung cancer.
DRF handicapper Dan Illman takes a closer look at juveniles running at Saratoga.
Trainer Andy Mathis is hopeful heading into Northern California’s first main-track route stakes for fillies and mares, Saturday’s $75,000 California Governor’s Cup Handicap at the California State Fair in Sacramento.
Dear Lilly, trained by Troy Taylor, looks like the one to beat in a $35,000 optional-claiming race that will serve as Saturday’s feature at Hastings.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Wednesday approved the disbursement of $1 million to the state’s racetracks from a legislative appropriation, with part of the money being used to cover a shortfall in the purse fund at Churchill Downs.