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  • Fashionable Fillies Luncheon Honors Late Nancy Kelly (6/24/2024) - The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation will host its annual Fashionable Fillies Luncheon in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., at Saratoga National Golf Club Aug. 5.
  • Obataye Prevails in Grande Premio Brasil (6/24/2024) - Obataye forged to the front in a four-horse battle June 23 to win the 1 1/2-mile Grande Premio Brasil (G1) by 1 1/4 lengths at Hipodromo Da Gavea. The winner earned an automatic starting position, and fees paid, into the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1T).
  • Ellis Park Hosts 'Breakfast with the Works' June 29 (6/24/2024) - Ellis Park invites families to the track for “Breakfast with the Works” June 29 from 7-9:30 a.m. CT for a unique, behind-the-scenes experience of morning training.
  • Supreme Court Move Upholds Ruling in Favor of HISA (6/24/2024) - HISA landed a legal victory June 24 when the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request to review an appeals court ruling in favor of racing’s new regulatory approach overseeing the sport’s anti-doping and medication policies as well as its safety issues.
  • Charles Town Announces Organizational Changes (6/24/2024) - Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races announced a series of organizational changes June 24, according to Director of Racing Operations Charlie McIntosh.
  • El-Fahkri Refuses to Sell Asfoora After Royal Ascot Win (6/24/2024) - Offers to buy Royal Ascot-conquering Australian sprinter Asfoora have been forthcoming, but the group 1-winning mare’s owner has revealed they won’t be entertained.
  • Mixed Results for Royal Ascot's Television Ratings (6/24/2024) - A peak audience of more than one million people tuned in for the opening three days of Royal Ascot but the overall viewing figures suffered last week in competition with international football, according to ITV Racing.
  • Prominent International Sire Tale of the Cat Dies at 30 (6/24/2024) - Tale of the Cat, a son of Storm Cat, furthered the credentials of his already powerful female family.
  • Zozos Returns to One-Turn Mile, Aims for Hanshin Repeat (6/24/2024) - Zozos won the Hanshin Stakes when hosted at Ellis Park one year ago. Now he attempts a second victory in the $300,000 race held at a distance he is 3-for-4 over, but will face plenty of competition.
  • New York Relaxes Some Timing Restrictions on Claims (6/24/2024) - New York regulators June 24 gave final approval to changes in rules governing Thoroughbred claiming races that state officials and the racing industry say will expand the number of owners eligible to claim a racehorse.
  • Legacy of Rockingham Park to be Honored in Salem, N.H. (6/24/2024) - The history and legacy of Rockingham Park, which was an important landmark with a major economic impact in New Hampshire for more than a century, will be preserved and promoted at Tuscan Village in Salem, N.H.
  • 1/ST Content Joins New Strategic Alliance (6/24/2024) - A new strategic alliance has been announced among Arena Racing Company, Racecourse Media Group, Tabcorp, and 1/ST Content.
  • Country House Filly, Vekoma Colt Top Under Tack Show (6/24/2024) - A Vekoma colt (Hip 4) and a filly (Hip 61) by Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Country House recorded the fastest eighth of a mile works in :10 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic June 2-Year-Olds in Training under tack show June 24 in Timonium, Md.
  • Rich Strike Arrives at Mott's Saratoga Stable (6/24/2024) - Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Rich Strike arrived at Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott’s Saratoga Race Course barn June 22 as he prepares for a possible return to racing.
  • Ohio Veterinarian Shell Fined, Suspended Two Years (6/24/2024) - Dr. Scott Shell was fined and suspended for giving 228 injections of Hemo-15, an unapproved vitamin supplement touted for boosting red blood cell production, to 37 horses from May 29 through Oct. 19, 2023.
  • Tigerish Gives Tiz the Law A Second Winner at Horseshoe Indianapolis (6/24/2024) - 8th-Horseshoe Indianapolis, $32,000, Msw, 6-24, 2yo, f, 7 1/2fT, 1:32.71, fm, 2 1/4 lengths. TIGERISH (f, 2, Tiz the Law–Lerici, by Woodman) kicked home nicely once produced by Declan Cannon to become the second winner for her first-crop sire (by Constitution). Away alertly from gate five, the $25,000 KEESEP yearling settled between horses in the…
  • ‘Something For Everyone’ At Fasig-Tipton Midlantic June Sale (6/24/2024) - A relentless stretch of heat and humidity gave way to at least slightly cooler and less sultry conditions Monday morning as the under-tack preview took place for Tuesday’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. From an original catalogue of 80 juveniles, some 65 horses were set…
  • Graffard In No Rush with Calandagan (6/24/2024) - G2 King Edward VII Stakes winner Calandagan (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) will likely get a break after his exploits at Royal Ascot. Since he is ineligible for some French Group 1 races after being gelded–namely the G1 Grand Prix de Paris and the G1 Arc de Triomphe–trainer Francis-Henri Graffard is in no rush to plot what…
  • Supreme Court rejects horse safety law challenge (6/24/2024) - The Supreme Court voted to uphold an appeals court ruling on a new horse racing safety law that has led to national anti-doping and medication rules. Oklahoma, Louisiana and Virginia and several racetracks sought to have the law struck down.
  • Regulating Metformin: More Questions Than Answers (6/24/2024) - Since the launch of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act’s (HISA) drug testing program over a year ago, metformin has sucked up an awful lot of oxygen. Under HISA, there have been seven resolved cases and four pending cases involving metformin—perhaps not an especially large number on its own, until framed against the number of…
  • Maximus Mischief’s Baby Dukes Runs To The Money at Parx (6/24/2024) - 7th-Parx Racing, $52,480, Msw, 6-24, 2yo, 4 1/2f, :54.18, ft, 4 lengths. BABY DUKES (c, 2, Maximus Mischief–Flatter’s Secret, by Flatter), a $130,000 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic yearling, was hammered into 2-5 while debuting for the same connections that raced this GII Remsen Stakes-winning sire. Under a hustling ride from Mychel Sanchez from the bell, the Pennysylvania-bred…
  • NY Claim Rule Changes Voted In By Gaming Commission (6/24/2024) - A unanimous voice vote Monday by the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) restructured some of the time frames related to Thoroughbred claiming rules in the state. The measures had been developed in consultation with the managements of New York’s Thoroughbred racetracks and horsemen’s organizations in the state. The overall slate of changes had been…
  • Honor A.P. Filly Hollywood Beauty Graduates At First Asking at Parx (6/24/2024) - 3rd-Parx Racing, $45,760, Msw, 6-24, 2yo, f, 4 1/2f, :55.65, ft, neck. HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY (f, 2, Honor A. P.–America’s Friend {SW, $284,244}, by Unusual Heat) became the second debut winner and third overall for her freshman sire (by Honor Code) with a determined effort in the season’s first baby race in suburban Philly. Off at…
  • ‘It’s Given Dad A New Lease Of Life’ – How Crystal Black Has Provided Gerry Keane With Boost After Horror Fall (6/24/2024) - After lighting up Royal Ascot, a tilt at the Melbourne Cup could be on the cards for Crystal Black (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}), with Ireland’s reigning champion jockey Colin Keane explaining how the gelding has provided his father “with a new lease of life” after a horror fall in 2021 almost left the trainer paralysed.  The…
  • Henderson And De Bromhead Blast Potential Changes To Mares’ Hurdle At Cheltenham (6/24/2024) - Nicky Henderson and Henry de Bromhead have spoken out against the rumoured changes to the National Hunt programme in Britain that would see Grade 1 winners not being qualified to run in the Mares’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.  Dual Champion Hurdle winner Honeysuckle signed off on her glittering career for de Bromhead by notching…
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