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BH 100: Rapping at Derby's Door

on 08/30/2016 10:06 AM
Precious few fillies have found success in the Run for the Roses
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Mike Smith Named Jockey of Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 08/30/2016 3:48 AM
Jockey Mike Smith made the most of his trip to Saratoga as he won the grade 1 King’s Bishop aboard Drefong and followed that win up with an upset in the grade 1 Travers Stakes aboard Arrogate. That grade 1 double led to him to him being named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week award for August 22 – August 28.  The award is voted on by a panel of experts f...
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Former OBS President Chiota Dies at 70

on 08/29/2016 8:00 PM
Tom Chiota, 70, who managed the daily operations of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. as its president for more than 30 years, died in the early morning of Aug. 29.
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Too Much Bling Yearlings Top Texas Sale

on 08/29/2016 8:00 PM
The first yearling sale held in Texas since 2014 was conducted Aug. 29 at Lone Star Park, topped by a colt and a filly by the state’s leading sire Too Much Bling that sold as part of the dispersal of Lane’s End Texas.
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Made You Look Headlines With Anticipation

on 08/29/2016 5:59 PM
Trainer Todd Pletcher heads to the $200,000 With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 31 at Saratoga Race Course with a fresh horse in Made You Look, who is set for his first start since his maiden-breaking win June 19 at Belmont Park.
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Tepin Fires Bullet on Oklahoma Training Track

on 08/29/2016 3:58 PM
Unraced since her victory in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) June 14 at Royal Ascot, reigning champion turf female Tepin beezed on the turf course at Saratoga's Oklahoma training track Aug. 29, covering five furlongs in a bullet :58.44 in company.
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Three Rules Hopes to Keep Win Streak Alive

on 08/29/2016 3:58 PM
Shade Tree Thoroughbreds' Three Rules, who has been described as a Saratoga-type horse by trainer Jose Pinchin, will seek to remain undefeated in his fourth start when he stretches out another furlong in the $300,000 Florida Sire Affirmed Stakes.
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Stryker Phd Star of Washington Cup Day

on 08/29/2016 3:58 PM
Jim and Mona Hour's Stryker Phd provided the exclamation point to a memorable Washington Cup day for trainers Larry and Sharon Ross Aug. 28 at Emerald Downs.
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Atta Boy Roy Gets First Black-Type Winner

on 08/29/2016 3:58 PM
Washington-based stallion Atta Boy Roy joined the ranks of freshman sires with first black-type winners Aug. 28 when Risque's Legacy went gate to wire to capture the Washington Cup Two-Year-Old Filly Stakes on Washington Cup Day at Emerald Downs.
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Infographic - All Time Leading Earners 2016

on 08/29/2016 3:58 PM
From Citation to California Chrome, read who has led in earnings over the decades.
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Drefong's Win a Boost for Machmer Hall

on 08/29/2016 12:58 PM
Though horses bred by Machmer Hall finished second in graded stakes over the weekend, it was Drefong's King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) victory that the farm's connections found most exciting.
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Monmouth Gets Donation, Alters Shipper Policy

on 08/29/2016 12:58 PM
Monmouth Park said it has received an anonymous contribution of $60,000 for its racehorse aftercare program, and thus will end a policy of charging $1,000 per horse that leaves the grounds to race at Suffolk Downs and then returns.
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Belvoir Bay Makes the Grade in Torrey Pines

on 08/28/2016 10:50 PM
The scratch of odds-on morning-line favorite Enola Gray opened the door of opportunity in the $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 28 at Del Mar and Belvoir Bay shot right through it.
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Arrogate's Romp Enhances Half Sister's Value

on 08/28/2016 6:48 PM
The value of a Medaglia d'Oro filly consigned to the Keeneland September yearling sale increased after her half brother Arrogate romped to a Travers Stakes (gr. I) triumph in track-record time.
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Cavorting to Distaff, Mohaymen Gets Time Off

on 08/28/2016 5:47 PM
The morning after Cavorting added another impressive Saratoga Race Course victory to her résumé in the Aug. 27 Personal Ensign (gr. I), trainer Kiaran McLaughlin lavished praise on the 4-year-old filly.
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Baffert Reflects on Arrogate's Travers Romp

on 08/28/2016 5:47 PM
On the morning following Arrogate's record-smashing performance in the Travers Stakes (gr. I), Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert had nothing but accolades for his new stable star.
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Brown Looks Ahead With Flintshire, Lady Eli

on 08/28/2016 5:47 PM
The morning after he saddled 18 runners on the Travers Day card, trainer Chad Brown was already looking to the future for Flintshire, Lady Eli, and Sea Calisi.
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War Front Gets 50th Black-Type Winner

on 08/28/2016 4:47 PM
Central Kentucky sire War Front, currently the leading sire of juveniles in England and Ireland, and second on the U.S. list, got his 50th black-type winner Aug. 31 when Intelligence Cross captured the Round Tower Stakes (Ire-III) at the Curragh.
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Baffert Forever Linked to Unbridled's Song

on 08/28/2016 4:47 PM
It was 1996 and Bob Baffert, then a relatively unknown trainer, made his first impact on the classic scene when he brought Santa Anita Derby winner Cavonnier to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby.
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NYRA Adds Late Pick 5 at Saratoga

on 08/28/2016 4:47 PM
The New York Racing Association announced today that beginning Friday, September 2, a second Pick 5 will be added to the wagering menu at Saratoga Race Course through the closing day of the meet, Monday, September 5.
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