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Juddmonte's Full Sister to Viadera Debuts at Naas

on 06/22/2021 5:12 PM
Ger Lyons will take the wraps off Sacred Bridge, Juddmonte's full sister to 2020 Matriarch Stakes (G1T) winner Viadera, in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden at Naas Racecourse June 23.
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Saratoga Increases Purses Before Meet Begins July 15

on 06/22/2021 5:12 PM
The New York Racing Association announced June 22 significant increases to its purse schedule for the 2021 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course, which opens July 15 and continues through Sept. 6.
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Pretty Birdie Becomes First Winner for Bird Song

on 06/18/2021 6:40 PM
Expatriate stallion Bird Song sired his first winner June 18 when Pretty Birdie won her debut gate to wire by 3 3/4 lengths at Churchill Downs.
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Battaash Returns From Long Absence in King's Stand

on 06/14/2021 7:08 PM
The June 15 King's Stand Stakes (G1) revolves around Battaash. There haven't been many speedballs quite as fast as him in recent seasons, but until last year Ascot's straight track had proved his nemesis.
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Prominent California Sire Old Topper Dies at 26

on 06/08/2021 6:17 PM
The son of Gilded Time was California's leading first-, second-, and third-crop sire in 2004-06.
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Baffert, Zedan Sue KHRC Over Medina Spirit Urine Test

on 06/08/2021 6:17 PM
Attorneys for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert and Zedan Racing Stables filed a lawsuit June 7 against the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission seeking further testing of Medina Spirit's post-race Kentucky Derby (G1) urine sample.
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LTBA to Hold Oct. 2 Yearling Sale, Mixed Sale

on 06/08/2021 6:17 PM
Breeders' association steps in as Equine Sales Company eliminates 2021 sales.
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F-T July HORA Nominations Open, Yearling Catalog Live

on 06/08/2021 5:17 PM
Nominations have opened for the July 12 Fasig-Tipton Select Horses of Racing Age Sale at the company's Newtown Paddocks, and will be accepted up to sale time. However, to make the initial catalog release, entries should be finalized by June 18.
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Kentucky Downs Reserved Seats on Sale

on 06/08/2021 5:17 PM
Kentucky Downs will be back to full capacity for live racing in September with its most upscale option yet for reserved seating and dining and the return of free general admission. 
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Optimism for Momentum to Continue at OBS June Sale

on 06/08/2021 5:17 PM
Ocala Breeders' Sales brings the curtain down on its 2021 juvenile sale season with the June Sale of 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age June 9-11 in Ocala, Fla.
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Penn National Partners With HeadCheck for Jockey Health

on 06/08/2021 4:16 PM
Penn National announced a new partnership with software company HeadCheck Health, Inc. ('HeadCheck') that will equip all staff with a customized system for optimizing concussion and injury management for jockeys within and between racetracks.
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Penn National Partners With HeadCheck for Jockey Health

on 06/08/2021 4:16 PM
Penn National announced a new partnership with software company HeadCheck Health, Inc. ('HeadCheck') that will equip all staff with a customized system for optimizing concussion and injury management for jockeys within and between racetracks.
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Graceful Princess Hopes to Emulate Dam in Obeah

on 06/08/2021 2:15 PM
Whisper Hill Farm's homebred Graceful Princess will try to follow in the footsteps of her dam, 2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, when she heads to post for the $100,000 Obeah Stakes June 9 at Delaware Park. 
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Kennedy Oaks Winner Personal Moves to Brown in U.S.

on 06/08/2021 1:14 PM
Kennedy Oaks (G1) winner Personal is moving to the United States to be trained in New York by Chad Brown.
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Mahon to Step Into Grimthorpe's Shoes for Juddmonte

on 06/08/2021 1:14 PM
Juddmonte has announced that Barry Mahon, currently stud director Ireland, will take on the responsibility for all European racing following the retirement of Teddy Grimthorpe.
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U of L Expands to Include Racing Business Certification

on 06/08/2021 12:14 PM
The Equine Industry Program at the University of Louisville's College of Business announced June 8 the launch of the Horse Racing Industry Business Certificate.
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Mid-Atlantic Jockey Perez Rides 1,000th Winner

on 06/08/2021 12:14 PM
Mid-Atlantic jockey Xavier Perez recorded his 1,000th victory June 7 at Delaware Park, riding favored In the Loop to a front-running nose victory in the sixth race, a wavier claiming race.
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What's Going on Here: King, Ehalt Discuss Belmont

on 06/08/2021 10:13 AM
Blood Horse's Byron King and Bob Ehalt discuss Belmont Stakes Day at Belmont Park.
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Izhaki Sentenced for Distributing Form of EPO

on 06/08/2021 10:13 AM
Sarah Izhaki, who admitted to distributing a form of erythropoietin (EPO) as well as offering masking agents for sale when she entered a guilty plea last year, was sentenced June 7 to time-served.
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Essential Quality No. 1 in Final NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

on 06/08/2021 10:13 AM
Godolphin's Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Essential Quality gained the top spot in this year'sfinal NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll, earning all 37 first-place votes for a total of 370 points.
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