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  • MATCH Series Bonus Qualifiers on the Line at Parx

    The three winners of stakes in the 3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Dirt Division are among the nominees for the fourth leg of the MATCH Series, which shifts to Parx Racing in Pennsylvania Labor Day, Sept. 2.
  • Travers: Code of Honor Drills Toward Aug. 24 Race

    On Aug. 19 on the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga Race Course, William S. Farish homebred Code of Honor, a chestnut son of Noble Mission, posted his final workout in preparation for the grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1).
  • Higher Power Joins NTRA Poll with Pacific Classic Win

    The first graded stakes victory of Higher Power's career proved eye-catching enough to voters as the 4-year-old son of Medaglia d'Oro debuted in the 10th position in this week's National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top Thoroughbred Poll.
  • Familiar Cast Awaits Winston C in New York Turf Writers

    Winston C came to hand for trainer Jonathan Sheppard and his Pennsylvania-based crew early in the summer, and he polished off a solid field in Saratoga Race Course's A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase S. (NSA-G1) July 25.
  • Coronet to Retire After Champions Day Swansong

    Denford Stud has confirmed that Coronet will be retired as a valuable broodmare prospect following a final outing in October's QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (G1) at Ascot.
  • Broadcaster Jack Whitaker Dies at Age 95

    Jack Whitaker, the iconic sports broadcaster whose coverage of Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown earned him many accolades, died Aug. 18 at his home in Devon, Pa.. He died of natural causes at age 95, according to CBS Sports.
  • Explode Crowned Canadian Derby Victor

    Ole Nielsen's Explode made the 90th edition of the CA$250,000 Canadian Derby (G3) at Century Mile one to remember Aug. 18. The gelding was promoted to first following aninquiry which upheld a claim of foul lodged against Journeyman in the stretch. 
  • Prince Earl Upsets Del Mar Mile for First Stakes Win

    Old Bones Racing Stable and Todd Marshall's Prince Earl found a seam in a wall of horses on the Del Mar turf to upset the $201,755 Del Mar Mile Handicap (G2T) Aug. 18. The score was his first stakes victory.
  • Asmussen, Baze Sweep Ellis Park Juvenile and Debutante

    A weather delay at Ellis Park couldn't keep Steve Asmussen's team and jockey Tyler Baze out of the winner's circle Aug. 18 as they swept the day's co-features: the Ellis Park Juvenile Stakes and Ellis Park Debutante Stakes.
  • Monceaux Mare Prudenzia Steals Arqana August Once Again

    Once again it was Ecurie des Monceaux and its productive 'P' family that stole the show at the Arqana August Yearling Sale, with two closely related lots making seven-figure sums one after another late in the Aug. 18 second session.
  • Coronet Gets Second Top-Level Win in Prix Jean Romanet

    Now that Coronet has finally acquired the habit, she seems reluctant to return to the role of bridesmaid, comfortably adding Deauville's Aug. 18 Darley Prix Jean Romanet (G1) to last month's Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (G1) score.
  • Dunbar Road, Chad Brown Trainees in Good Order

    Trainer Chad Brown's dominating Saturday at the races wasn't dampened by soggy weather at Saratoga Race Course, with Dunbar Road posting a win in the Aug. 17 Alabama (G1) just after Regal Glory shared honors with Varenka in the Lake Placid (G2T).
  • Concrete Rose Out Rest of Year With Hairline Fracture

    Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing's grade 1 winner Concrete Rose will miss the rest of the season due to a hairline fracture in her right foreleg. On Aug. 18, trainer Rusty Arnold confirmed the fracture is expected to heal "100%."
  • Mr Vargas Wins Stakes Debut in Green Flash

    Jay Em Ess Stable's Mr Vargas made his stakes debut a winning one when he broke on top in the $100,351 Green Flash Handicap (G3T) Aug. 17 at Del Mar and led every step, beating out a graded stakes winner and Eclipse Award champion in the process.
  • Higher Power Makes Inspired Run in Pacific Classic

    Hronis Racing's Higher Power proved his prowess as a runner in undeniable fashion Aug. 17, kicking clear in the final quarter-mile of the $1 Million TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (G1) to win by daylight at Del Mar. 
  • Varenka and Regal Glory Dead-Heat in Lake Placid

    Favored Varenka and second choice Regal Glory threw it down Aug. 17 in the $200,000 Lake Placid Stakes (G2T) at Saratoga Race Course, and no one could separate them at the wire after a thrilling stretch duel.
  • Pair of Galileo Colts Top Arqana August Opener

    Buyers were fast out of the blocks during the Arqana August Sale in Deauville Aug. 17, as a pair of colts by Galileo topped a solid session that brought the curtain up on the Europe yearling auction circuit.