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National Audience Helps Push Hambletonian Card Handle Over $7.6 Million

By Dave Little, Meadowlands Media Relations The players were out in force on Hambletonian Day at The Meadowlands, as the total handle was $7,656,054 on the 16-race program, eclipsing last year’s action by more than $1 million. The total handle and the average per race of $478,503 were both by far 2022 bests. The betting […]

A.P. Indian Aims For Fifth Straight Win In Saturday’s G1 Forego Stakes

Sporting a perfect record through four starts this year, Green Lantern Stables LLC homebred A.P. Indian puts his win streak on the line in Saturday’s Grade 1, $700,000 Priority One Jets Forego at Saratoga Race Course. The 37th running of the seven-furlong Forego, a ‘Win and You’re In’ qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, is […]

Cobalt Scandal: Stewards Offer Moody Chance To Appeal Suspension

Racing Victoria stewards have extended an offer to trainer Peter Moody that would allow him the chance to appeal his six-month suspension for a cobalt positive. According to a report at, stewards will let the trainer appeal the suspension after questions were raised regarding the accreditation of the laboratories used to conduct the tests. Racing Victoria stewards said that they would allow […]

Graded Stakes Winner Cigar Street To Stud In 2016

Cigar Street, winner of the G3 Skip Away Stakes and the Homecoming Stakes at Churchill Downs, has been purchased by Thomas J. Young and will stand at stud in 2016. The Blood-Horse reports that the 6-year-old son of Street Sense will stand at Young’s Sandringham Farm in Bourbon County. Bill Mott trained Cigar Street for owners Jake Ballis […]

Cavorting Aiming For Third Consecutive Saratoga Win In Prioress

A winner of both her starts at Saratoga Race Course, each in graded stakes, Stonestreet Stables’ Cavorting can complete the trifecta with a victory in Sunday’s Grade 2, $300,000 Prioress for 3-year-old fillies. The 68th running of the six-furlong Prioress is the fourth since being moved to Saratoga following a 25-year run at Belmont Park. It […]

Private Zone, The Big Beast Clash In G1 Forego

Over a five-year career that began in Panama in 2011, Good Friends Stable’s Private Zone has raced at 10 different tracks in five states and three countries, winning six graded or group stakes and more than $2.2 million in purse earnings from 29 starts. Nowhere has the well-traveled 6-year-old gelding felt more at home than […]

The Pharoah Has Landed: Triple Crown Winner Arrives At Saratoga

Led by a New York State police escort, saluted by fans during his trip and greeted by a throng of media and well-wishers, Triple Crown champion American Pharoah arrived at Saratoga Race Course shortly before 3 p.m. EST Wednesday to begin final preparations for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.6 million Travers. Accompanied by Jimmy Barnes, assistant […]

Jones Sends Out Lovely Maria, ‘Chatterbox’ In G1 Alabama

When trainer Larry Jones last brought a Kentucky Oaks winner to Saratoga Race Course, Proud Spell captured the Grade 1 Alabama en route to 3-year-old filly championship honors. Seven years later, Jones will try again with Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks heroine Lovely Maria as well as her multiple graded stakes-winning stablemate I’m a Chatterbox in […]

Sentiero Italia Best Among Lake Placid Quintet

A nose away from being Grade 1-placed in her previous start, Sentiero Italia swept to the lead in mid-stretch and went on to a 1 1/4-length victory in the Grade 2, $300,000 Maker’s Mark Lake Placid Friday at Saratoga Race Course. It was the third win in four starts for Godolphin Stable’s Sentiero Italia, a […]

Return Of The Champ: Take Charge Brandi To Face Nine In G1 Test

Willis Horton’s Take Charge Brandi, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2014, makes her highly anticipated return to racing in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Longines Test at Saratoga Race Course. The 90th running of the seven-furlong Test, for 3-year-old fillies on the main track, is one of five stakes on an 11-race program highlighted by the […]