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Will Take Charge Works Toward Whitney
Willis Horton and Three Chimneys Farm's Will Take Charge breezed five furlongs July 21 in anticipation of his next start in the Aug. 2 Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I).
What's Going On Here: Keeping the Promise
Racing can't drop the ball on safety.
War Chant to Remain at Yarradale in Australia
Stallion War Chant will permanently move to Yarradale Stud in western Australia, the farm said July 22. He has stood at Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky and has shuttled to Yarradale for three years.
Tonalist Begins Push for Eclipse Award
Robert Evans' Tonalist, winner of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has a high mountain to climb if he wishes to supplant California Chrome atop the 3-year-old division.
Thoroughbred Club to Honor Veterinarians
Veterinarians Larry R. Bramlage, Edward H. Fallon, and A. Gary Lavin have been selected by the board of directors of the Thoroughbred Club of America as Honored Guests.
The Week in Photos for 7/22/2014
A full racing weekend with the start of Saratoga and Del Mar. Also racing from Ireland, images of Wise Dan, and rain soaked Woodbine.
Tattersalls Finalizes Dates for October Sale
Tattersalls sales company has finalized the dates for Books 1 to 3 of this year's October yearling sale to be held at the sales grounds in Newmarket, England.
TOBA Schedules Events in Saratoga Springs
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is holding two educational events, as well as its annual members meeting, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., during the first week of August.
Sky Kingdom Returns to 1 1/2 Miles in Cougar
Last year's Cougar II runner-up stretches back out to 12 furlongs versus 10 opponents.
Risk Factors for EIPH in Australian Racehorses Studied
Researchers know that exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage, or EIPH, can hinder a horse's lung function and athletic performance. What they're still not clear on, however, is which horses will bleed and when. But an Australian research team recently took a step closer to finding the answer.
Queen's Horse Tests Positive for Morphine
Estimate, the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup (Eng-I) winner belonging to Queen Elizabeth II, has tested positive for the banned substance morphine, Buckingham Palace announced July 22.
Prominent Owner Borislow Dies at Age 52
Prominent horse owner Daniel Borislow, who recently won a record $6.6 million in Gulfstream Park's Rainbow 6, died July 21 in West Palm Beach, Fla., at age 52.
OBS Fall Sale to Include Horses of Racing Age
A new horses of racing age section will be added to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2014 fall mixed sale scheduled for Oct. 14-16.
NY Tracks Awarded Extended VLT Hours
New York racetrack gaming facilities, most of which have been facing slumping financial numbers this year, will be able to stay open later into the early morning and be authorized to offer more free play.
NY Legislature Extends 2% Share for Horsemen
First passed as a temporary surcharge in 2007, legislation has been signed into law again authorizing the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association to receive 2% of purse proceeds at New York Racing Association tracks.
Milestone Win 1,000 for Jockey Magrell
Jockey Jane Magrell won her 1,000th race July 20 when Box Office Smash won an allowance race at ThistleDown Racino in Ohio.
Kiss to Remember Steps Up in Indiana Grand
Maggi Moss' Kiss to Remember, one-for-one on the turf, will seek her second stakes victory in the $200,000 Indiana Grand Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Indiana Grand Race Course July 23.
Jerkens Aims for 'Wicked Strong' Saratoga
Jimmy Jerkens will send his top 3-year-old to the July 26 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) en route to the Travers Stakes (gr. I), and puts blinkers on the Hard Spun colt for his Saratoga outing.
Haskin: No More 'What Ifs' With Wise Dan
Wise Dan's career is what it is, and now that he is about to embark on a comeback at age 7 from colic surgery, he should be appreciated for what he does and what he's accomplished.
Grade I Winner Heir Kitty Tops Del Mar Sale
Grade I winner Heir Kitty was purchased Emmanuel de Seroux's Narvick International on behalf of a Japanese buyer for $750,000 to top the July 20 Del Mar paddock sale.
Final Breeders' Cup Board Seats Filled
The Breeders' Cup announced July 23 the final composition of its board of directors upon the completion of runoff voting by the 45 Breeders' Cup Members.
Filly Untapable Works Toward Haskell
Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Untapable, a perfect four-for-four in 2014, on July 21 put in her final breeze for the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I).
Filly Taghrooda Takes Aim at Ascot History
Classic-winning 3-year-old filly Taghrooda will face older males Saturday, July 26, when she starts from the outside in the field of 12 expected for the 567,100 ($965,000) King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
Favorite Tale, Choctaw Chuck Top Quick Call
Stakes winners Favorite Tale and Choctaw Chuck are the 121-pound co-highweights among seven 3-year-olds entered for the $100,000 Quick Call Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.
Encouraging Starts to Saratoga, Del Mar Meets
The important summer meetings at Del Mar and Saratoga Race Course each registered improved numbers compared with their 2013 seasons. Total handle was up at Del Mar; Saratoga saw total handle improve and a spike in attendance.
Delaware, Lab Work to Improve Test Turnaround
The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission is working with LGS laboratory in Lexington, Ky., to facilitate quicker turnaround for equine drug test results.
Commanding Curve Entered in Curlin Stakes
West Point Thoroughbreds' Kentucky Derby runner-up Commanding Curve could make his first start since his ninth-place finish in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in the July 25 Curlin Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.
Better Lucky Shines; My Miss Aurelia Third
Better Lucky, last by more than a dozen lengths after a half-mile, came flying down the stretch to catch Grace Hall at the finish to win the $100,000 Shine Again Stakes by a head at Saratoga Race Course July 21.
Adena Springs' Roberts Returns to Training
Mark Roberts, general manager of Adena Springs South and a key member of the Frank Stronach team, has left his position with the operation and returned to breaking and training Thoroughbreds.
A Timeline for Synthetic Racing Surfaces
Defections of Del Mar and Keeneland back to dirt have stalled synthetic surfaces in the U.S.