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CTHS to Provide Online Bidding for All 2020 Sales

on 08/06/2020 6:52 PM
The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society announced Aug. 6 that the Direct Livestock Marketing Systems will be providing online bidding for all of the 2020 CTHS sales.
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Teri and Buster Brown Assume Management of Edition Farm

on 08/06/2020 6:52 PM
Most recently at Sequel Stallions New York, Teri and Buster Brown moved to Edition because they wanted to switch to running a smaller operation. The couple has managed their own and others' farms across the country for 35 years.
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Horse Racing Viewership on Fox Networks Rises 300%

on 08/06/2020 6:52 PM
Finding something positive to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is surely as difficult as finding the proverbial needle in a haystack.
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Penn National Gaming Posts $214.4M Second-Quarter Loss

on 08/06/2020 6:52 PM
Following second-quarter losses announced by Churchill Downs Inc. last week, Penn National Gaming Inc. reported a net loss of $214.4 million in the second quarter of 2020, compared to $51.4 million net income over the same period in 2019.
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First Season Sire Lightning Moon Succumbs to Laminitis

on 08/06/2020 5:51 PM
Lightning Moon, the winner of the group 3 John Guest Bengough Stakes at Ascot and first-season sire in Spain, has died from laminitis at the age of 9. 
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Horse Racing Viewership on FOX Networks Rises by 300%

on 08/06/2020 5:51 PM
Finding something positive to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is surely as difficult as finding the proverbial needle in a haystack.
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Speech, Rushie Breeze at Del Mar

on 08/06/2020 5:51 PM
Trainer Michael McCarthy breezed two of his leading 3-year-olds, Speech and Rushie, Aug. 6 at Del Mar toward probable stakes starts in September.
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Travel Quarantine in New York Affects Horse Owners

on 08/06/2020 4:51 PM
To align with required health measures implemented in New York, horse owners planning travel to New York from any of the states currently listed on the New York Travel Advisory are required to complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
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Zammit New Ontario Racing Management Executive Director

on 08/06/2020 4:51 PM
Ontario Racing Management is excited to announce the appointment of Jonathan Zammit as its new Executive Director, succeeding Katherine Curry who held the position since the formation of Ontario Racing in 2018.
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Maturing Country Grammer a Sale Score for Bradley

on 08/06/2020 2:50 PM
If the prototype of the ideal racehorse is an individual that has breeding and looks to negotiate two-turn dirt races and shows zip on the track, then Country Grammer fits the bill.
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Champions Day Prize Money Slashed Due to COVID-19

on 08/06/2020 2:50 PM
Prize money for this year's QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot has been slashed by £1.7 million as the figures for the marquee October raceday were announced Aug. 6.
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Vekoma Still Pointed Toward Forego After Foot Bruise

on 08/06/2020 1:50 PM
Vekoma, the top-ranked horse in the NTRA's Top Thoroughbred Poll, remains targeted for the Forego Stakes Presented by America's Best Racing (G1) at Saratoga Aug. 29 after having a workout delayed by a foot bruise, trainer George Weaver said.
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Penn National Gaming Posts $214.4M Second Quarter Loss

on 08/06/2020 12:49 PM
Following second-quarter losses announced by Churchill Downs Inc. last week, Penn National Gaming Inc. reported a net loss of $214.4 million in the second quarter of 2020, compared to $51.4 million net income over the same period in 2019.
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Twirling Candy's Sweet Ride

on 08/06/2020 12:49 PM
Collusion Illusion became Twirling Candy's fourth grade 1 winner in the Aug. 1 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) at Del Mar. A consistent leader, the Lane's End stallion has been on a hot streak.
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Pure Sensation Looks to Get Off the Mark in Troy Stakes

on 08/05/2020 8:44 PM
The $200,000 Troy Stakes (G3T), one of two grade 3 stakes on the Saratoga Race Course undercard, drew a field of seven headed by Patricia Generazio multiple grade 3 winner Pure Sensation.
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Cool Enough Becomes First Winner for Tamarkuz

on 08/05/2020 8:44 PM
Cool Enough became the first winner for first-crop sire Tamarkuz in leading throughout on her way to a 5 1/4-length score in a $20,600 maiden claiming race at Colonial Downs Aug. 5.
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Parx Cancels Pennsylvania Derby, Cotillion for 2020

on 08/05/2020 7:43 PM
When the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated the reconfiguring of the Triple Crown races, the Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1), and other races at Saratoga of major importance for 3-year-olds, Parx's two grade 1 events for sophomores became the odd ones out.
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Come Dancing Sets Sights on Repeat Ballerina Victory

on 08/05/2020 7:43 PM
Blue Devil Racing Stable's homebred Come Dancing will try to sprint her way to back-to-back titles in the $300,000 Ballerina Stakes (G1) Aug. 8 at Saratoga Race Course. 
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Gamine Ready for a Grade 1 Test at Saratoga

on 08/05/2020 7:43 PM
Expecting the 3-year-old filly Gamine to duplicate her last performance is a rather tall order.
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Sharp Returns Trackside After His Second Brain Surgery

on 08/05/2020 6:43 PM
Days after a successful second brain surgery to address complications related to an early June procedure that removed a benign brain tumor, trainer Joe Sharp returned to work this week, observing morning breezes at Churchill Downs Trackside.
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