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CBA Hosts Panel With Prominent Trainers in Saratoga 

The exciting lineup of panelists consists of Steve Asmussen, Cherie DeVaux, Kenny McPeek, D. Wayne Lukas and Bhupat Seemar. These trainers will answer questions relating to their process for purchasing at public auction and getting them to the track.

Tiz Molly Partners Win TOC Inaugural Partnership Award 

Tiz Molly Partners has been selected by Thoroughbred Owners of California as the recipient of the inaugural Horseracing Partnership Award.

Sierra Leone, Fierceness Breeze Ahead of Jim Dandy 

Sierra Leone breezed a half-mile solo July 21 over Saratoga Race Course's Oklahoma training track in his final preparation for the July 27 $500,000 Jim Dandy at The Spa.

Raging Sea Is Calm Amid Chaotic Start to G2 Shuvee Win 

Prat takes advantage of stumble by Venti Valentine to get early position and stalks to a 2 1/2-length win.

Catalano Trains 3,000th Winner 

Four-time Breeders' Cup winning trainer Wayne Catalano won his 3,000th race as a trainer July 21 when Alilnalot took the fourth race at Ellis Park.

Remainder of Ruidoso Meet to Be Held at Albuquerque 

After several flash floods damaged the New Mexico track following June wildfires, Ruidoso Downs will transfer the remainder of its meet, which runs until Sept. 2, to The Downs at Albuquerque.

McPeek Not Rushing Call on Thorpedo Anna's Next Race 

Thorpedo Anna is the undisputed leader of her division after her scintillating scores in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) in May at Churchill Downs and the Acorn (G1) in June during the Spa's Belmont Stakes Racing Festival en route to the CCA Oaks.

Caress Provides Rematch of Intercontinental Leaders 

The July 25 Caress Stakes reunites Future Is Now, Roses for Debra, and Kaufymaker who were separated by a neck in the June 7 Intercontinental Stakes.

Twin Bridges Stakes: Your So Sillea 

Twin Bridges Stakes

Prospective Pinhooks: Fasig-Tipton NY-Bred Yearlings 

Sales histories for Fasig-Tipton's 2024 New York-Bred Yearlings Sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Optimism as Entries Open for Inglis' 2025 Sales Season 

The appetite from breeders to offer yearlings at select sales and the competition for places at Australasia's premier Thoroughbred auctions next year will be as hot as ever, according to Inglis bloodstock chief executive Sebastian Hutch.

All-Weather Tracks Can Make Sense for Safety, Business 

Dollars & Sense with Frank Angst

Rider Procter Faces Long Journey After Fall at Cartmel 

The 21-year-old was taken by air ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital after suffering a thoracic spinal fracture when falling from Uggy Uggy Uggy in the 2 1/8-mile female jockeys' handicap hurdle. She remains in intensive care.

Flutter Head Calls for Changes in English, Irish Racing 

The parent company of Sky Bet and Paddy Power has warned racing must embrace major change as it has become "unprofitable" for bookmakers, with a shrinking audience and the sport's "underlying quality" in decline.

Debut Winner Virgin Colada Fits Resolute Racing Mold 

One of the first crop of yearlings purchased by John Stewart's Resolute Racing, Virgin Colada is part of Stewart's plan for international turf competition.

Longtime Florida Horseman Milton S. Hendry Dies at 82 

Hendry and his wife, Beth, owned Westfield Farm in Ocala in 2000-08. They bred their mares and sold the foals as yearlings and 2-year-olds in training. The couple bred and sold Don’t Get Mad, who finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby.

Retired Hawaakom, General A Rod at Valhalla Golf Club 

Valhalla Golf Club and Second Stride are pleased to announce a unique partnership showcasing two former racehorses residing in a specially constructed barn and pasture area at the main entrance of the historic golf venue.

Valentine Candy Faces Up-and-Comers in Amsterdam 

Multiple stakes winner Valentine Candy, in search of his first graded victory, faces no easy task in the $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes (G2) at Saratoga Race Course July 26, when he will encounter several up-and-coming 3-year-olds.

Haydens Sweep Awards at 90th MHBA Yearling Show 

David and JoAnn Hayden nearly swept all awards at the 90th Annual MHBA Yearling Show on Sunday, July 21, at the Timonium Fairgrounds. 

Dornoch's High-Quality Traits Add Up for Spendthrift 

Spendthrift Farm general manager Ned Toffey on the farm's newest stallion purchase, Dornoch. The colt won his second grade 1 July 20 in the Haskell Stakes (G1), following a victory in the Belmont Stakes (G1).

Imperial Hint Gets First Winner at Louisiana Downs 

Tdz Hint of Power won gate-to-wire in near-track-record time.

BloodHorse Interview: Trainer Nolan Ramsey 

BloodHorse Interview: Nolan Ramsey

Winx Half Sister Shows Potential in Maiden Victory 

Michael Freedman believes Wings Of Desire, the half sister to champion mare Winx, has the scope to get up to distances in which her famous sibling excelled.