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Woodbine: Frosted Over An Easy Winner Of Friday’s Dominion Day

Frosted Over, under leading rider Kazushi Kimura, drew away from his foes with ease to take the Grade 3 $156,600 Dominion Day Stakes, on Canada Day Friday at Woodbine. During post parade, Frosted Over was on his toes, looking ready to put in a top performance. Down the lane in the 1 1/8-mile main track […]

Annapolis Will Look To Rebound In Monday’s Manila

Bass Racing’s homebred Annapolis will try for his first win of the year in Monday’s $100,000 Manila, a one-mile Widener turf test for sophomores at Belmont Park. Trained by Hall of Famer Todd Pletcher, Annapolis enters from a troubled runner-up effort over soft going in the Grade 2 Penn Mile on June 3 at Penn […]

CTBA Northern California Sale Catalog Now Online

The catalog for the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s 2022 Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale is now online, featuring 145 entries. The auction will take place Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, Calif., beginning at noon, Pacific. While the catalog consists primarily of California-bred yearlings, the sale also […]

Off 296 Days, Jockey Sheldon Russell Makes Successful Return To The Saddle At Laurel

Champion jockey Sheldon Russell, away from the races for 296 days, made a triumphant return to action aboard first-time starter Heldish in the fourth race Friday at Laurel Park. ItsTheJHo’s Heldish, a son of Great Notion bred in Maryland by R. Larry Johnson and trained by Russell’s wife, Brittany Russell, completed five furlongs in 58.77 […]

Glass Ceiling Improving With Age: $40,000 Claim Takes On Female Sprint Champ In Princess Rooney

Charlton Baker will saddle Glass Ceiling for a start in Saturday’s $300,000 Princess Rooney Invitational (G2) at Gulfstream Park knowing that his multiple graded-stakes winner will face a most imposing rival in defending champion Ce Ce. The Princess Rooney, a seven-furlong “Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ sprint for fillies and mares, certainly offers owners […]

McGrapth Sentenced To House Arrest In Animal Cruelty Case

Xavier McGrapth, 25, of Versailles, Ky., has been sentenced to 25 days’ home incarceration in an animal cruelty case that left two dozen horses in various stages of neglect and two dead. On June 22, Bourbon County District Judge Mary Jane Phelps handed down the sentence in the case, which included 13 counts of second-degree […]

Eight European Contenders Arrive For Next Weekend’s Belmont Derby, Oaks

A total of eight European contenders arrived at Belmont Park on Friday to prepare for the 10-furlong beginning legs of the Caesars Turf Triple series, featuring the Grade 1, $1 million Caesars Belmont Derby Invitational for sophomores and the Grade 1, $700,000 Belmont Oaks Invitational for 3-year-old fillies. The initial legs of the Turf Triple […]

NYRA, Vitali Reach Confidential Settlement Agreement

After seeking to ban him from its racetracks, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced on Friday that the organization has reached a confidential settlement agreement with controversial trainer Marcus Vitali. “The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and trainer Marcus J. Vitali have reached a settlement agreement resolving and discontinuing the administrative proceeding brought […]

Inaugural Meeting Of Sports Betting Regulators Association To Take Place In Boston

The inaugural meeting of the Sports Betting Regulators Association will immediately follow the summer National Conference of Legislators from Gaming States at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts on Sunday, July 10, 2023 at 1:00pm. “During the last four years the legal expansion of sports betting has and continues to have a profound impact […]

Sal Sinatra Resigns As President, COO Of Equibase

Equibase Company announced Friday the resignation of Sal Sinatra, president and chief operating officer. “I am stepping aside at this point so that I may dedicate my time to personal issues that require my full attention,” said Sinatra. “I am grateful to the members of the Equibase Management Committee for their support of me and […]