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Wise Dan to Make Return in Bernard Baruch
If all goes well, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan will begin his road to the Breeders' Cup World Championships in the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 30.

Value in Young Sires at Keeneland September
Keeneland September yearlings by third-crop sires have posted the best ROI from 2002-11.

Understanding the Biomechanics of Lameness
Equine locomotion seems like a sophisticated thing. All those delicate bones, joints, tendons, and muscles must move in tandem to propel the horse's large body forward at varying speeds.

Unbeaten Taghrooda Heads Yorkshire Oaks
Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) winner Taghrooda looms large as the unbeaten favorite for the Aug. 22 Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) at the prestigious Ebor-at-York Festival meeting.

Travers Favorite Bayern Arrives at Saratoga
Grade I winner Bayern, 2-1 morning-line favorite for the upcoming $1.25 million Travers Stakes (gr. I), arrived at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 20 around 4 p.m.

Tiz Wonderful Colt Sells for OKC Sale Record
Carter Sales Co.'s OKC summer sale Aug. 17 enjoyed resulted in record total receipts and a rise in average price, with trading at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds led by a Tiz Wonderful yearling colt for a sale record $67,000.

Thoro-Graph Products Added to Equibase.com
Thoro-Graph and Equibase Company announced Aug. 20 that the Thoro-Graph sheets and Thoro-Quick are now available on equibase.com.

The Jockey Club Elects Six New Members
The Jockey Club announced Aug. 20 it has elected six new members: Ian G. Banwell, Everett R. Dobson, Helen Groves, Roy Jackson, William Shively, and Frank Stronach.

Storm and a Half to Stand in Iowa
Storm and a Half, sire of grade I winner Downthedustyroad, has been acquired to stand at Wade Feuring's Rockin River Ranch in Winterset, Iowa.

Starstruck Heads Cast in Monmouth's Violet
Starstruck, Calumet Farm's 5-year-old Galileo mare, headlines the $100,000 Violet Stakes (gr. IIIT) Aug. 20 on the Jersey Shore, but the chestnut will have her work cut out for her against a full field.

Sole Power to Try for Second Nunthorpe Win
Sole Power will try to land the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I) for a second time Aug. 22 at York, but trainer Eddie Lynam says his runner might not be at the top of his game.

Shared Belief Looking to Retain His Throne
Shared Belief, last year's 2-year-old champion male, takes on older horses in the 1 1/4-mile TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) Aug. 24 at Del Mar.

Shared Belief Favored in Pacific Classic
Shared Belief has been installed the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) as the undefeated 3-year-old seeks to prevent older horse Game On Dude from a repeat victory in the $1 million race Aug. 24.

Ready to Act, Daring Kathy Vie at Woodbine
Multiple stakes winners Ready to Act and Daring Kathy, top the 10-horse field of 3-year-old fillies entered on the grass in the $150,000 Ontario Colleen Stakes (Can-IIIT) at Woodbine Aug. 23.

RCI Votes Increased Multiple NSAID Penalties
The Association of Racing Commissioners International has voted to recommend increased penalties for the detection of multiple Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, commonly known as NSAIDs.

New Mexico Owner/Breeder Danley Dies
A memorial service for Rita J. Danley, a longtime member of New Mexico's Thoroughbred community, will held Aug. 21 at in the winner's circle at Ruidoso Downs.

King's Bishop: Coup de Grace vs. Wildcat Red
The $500,000 Kettle One King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) pits front-running speedster Wildcat Red against proven closer Coup de Grace, both sharing highweight assignments of 121 pounds Aug. 23 at Saratoga.

Heated Rivalry Rekindled in Del Mar Handicap
After exchanging tight decisions in two recent starts this spring, Fire With Fire and Quick Casablanca clash for a third time in the $200,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 23 on the Del Mar turf.

Haskin: Viva Travers!
First, Bayern is going to be very tough on an uncontested lead, especially breaking from post 2 and with a stone closer, Commanding Curve, inside him. Second, Tonalist and Wicked Strong are both sitting on big efforts.

Filimbi, Dayatthespa Get Ballston Spa Rematch
Filimbi, winner of the De La Rose Stakes over a comebacking Dayatthespa, will attempt to repeat her advantage Aug. 23 in the $250,000 Ballston Spa Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga.

FDA Sends Warning Letter to Compounding Firm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent a letter to a Lexington pharmaceutical firm that compounds drugs for horses notifying the firm that tests show its drug products are "adulterated and misbranded."

F-T Midlantic Yearling Catalog Now Online
The catalog for the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic yearling sale, which features 450 yearlings Sept. 29, is available to download.

Consignors Provide Keeneland Showing Schedule
The Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association has polled its members for their showing schedule for horses cataloged in Book One of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

Champion English Channel Relocates to Calumet
Turf champion English Channel has relocated to Calumet Farm near Lexington for the 2015 season.

Brief Fair Meet at Timonium Begins Aug. 22
The second season of horse racing in Maryland gets underway Aug. 22 with nine races at the Maryland State Fair at Timonium.

Big Three Clash in Rich Travers Stakes
On paper, the $1.25 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course appears to be a three-horse race among Bayern, Tonalist, and Wicked Strong, there are several improving 3-year-olds who could be potential upsetters.

Better Lucky Sticks With Dirt for Ballerina
Better Lucky, a dual grade I winner on turf who won her first start on dirt in more than two years last month at Saratoga Race Course, returns to the upstate New York oval for the $500,000 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 23.

BC's Fravel Doused in Ice Bucket Challenge
Breeders' Cup Ltd. and Keeneland Association joined forces Aug. 18 for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money to fight ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or more widely called "Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Australia Easy Juddmonte International Winner
Dual Derby winner Australia conquered older opponents with consummate ease Aug. 20 at York, winning the Juddmonte International (Eng-I) by two lengths from The Grey Gatsby.

Aug. 21 NTRA Legislative Briefing at Del Mar
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will host its next legislative briefing open to industry stakeholders and other interested parties Aug. 21 in the Del Mar Turf Club director's room.

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Thoroughbred Jockeys' Leaderboard: Mount Earnings
1.   Javier Castellano $16,306,513
2.   Joel Rosario $13,626,462
3.   Irad Ortiz, Jr. $11,635,816
4.   John Velazquez $9,872,729
5.   Jose L. Ortiz $9,248,300
6.   Mike Smith $8,619,776
7.   Rosie Napravnik $7,912,584
8.   Jose Lezcano $7,631,068
9.   Victor Espinoza* $7,569,097
10.   Joe Talamo $7,562,642
As of 08/19/14
*non-Member
 
 
Thoroughbred Jockeys' Leaderboard: Wins
1.   Javier Castellano 227
2.   Russell Baze 225
3.   Paco Lopez 194
4.   Antonio Gallardo 190
5.   Richard Eramia 178
6.   Irad Ortiz, Jr. 175
7.   Edgard Zayas 169
8.   Trevor McCarthy* 163
9.   James Graham 154
10.   Ronnie Allen, Jr.* 152
As of 08/19/14
*non-Member
 
 
Quarter Horse Jockey Standings: Mount Earnings
1.   G. R. Carter $2,026,729
2.   Cody Jensen $1,907,199
3.   Jimmy Dean Brooks $1,563,244
4.   Omar Reyes $1,503,412
5.   Larry Gamez* $1,273,292
6.   John Hamilton $1,237,411
7.   Cruz Mendez $1,215,238
8.   Ricky Ramirez $1,201,480
9.   David A. Alvarez* $1,180,744
10.   Esgar Ramirez $1,159,558
As of 08/19/14
*non-Member
 
 
Quarter Horse Jockey Standings: Wins
1.   G.R. Carter 99
2.   John Hamilton 89
3.   Cruz Mendez 87
4.   David Alvarez* 75
5.   Cesar DeAlba 75
6.   Omar Reyes 67
7.   Alfonso Lujan 64
8.   Agustin Silva 64
9.   Luis L. Vivanco 62
10.   Esgar Ramirez 61
As of 08/19/14
*non-Member
 
 

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