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The Week in Photos for 7/29/2014

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Monmouth Park, Saratoga, Del Mar, Europe, Parx, Canterbury, Woodbine & More! Read More...

Social Inclusion to Move to Chad Brown

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Ron Sanchez will send former hype horse Social Inclusion--coming off a career-worst seventh in the July 27 Haskell Invitational (gr. I)--to trainer Chad Brown in hopes of hitting the restart button on the colt's career. Read More...

WGOH: Patience Is Shah’s Virtue

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Owner Kaleem Shah believes in giving horses time to succeed. Read More...

Kingman vs. Toronado at Glorious Goodwood

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the group I Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood. Read More...

Emperors Palace 2YO Sale Set for August

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
The 2014 Emperors Palace National 2-year-old sale will be held over three days, from Aug. 13-15, at the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association complex at Gosforth Park in South Africa. Read More...

R Free Roll Leads the Way in Honorable Miss

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
R Free Roll pulled a mild upset July 28 at Saratoga Race Course when shooting straight to the lead and holding firmly in the stretch to take the $200,000 HRTV Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. II) for filly and mare sprinters. Read More...

Prominent Sire Beau Genius Dies at 29

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
The millionaire and grade I-winning son of Bold Ruckus was euthanized July 25 due to the infirmities of old age. Read More...

As Revenue Drops, NY Casinos Get Extra Hours

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
State regulators in New York have acted quickly to issue a new rule letting racetrack-based casinos operate an extra two hours a day. Read More...

Grade II Winners to Battle in WV Derby

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Grade II winners Candy Boy, Tapiture, and Vicar's in Trouble, all of which competed in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), are among nine 3-year-olds entered in the West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 2. Read More...

Wilkins to Direct Calumet Stallion Division

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Calumet Farm has appointed Ken Wilkins as its new director of the farm's stallion division, effective immediately. Among Wilkins' initial tasks will be to expand Calumet's stallion roster. Read More...

Godolphin’s Romansh on Schedule for Whitney

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Multiple stakes winner Romansh remains on track for Saturday's $1.5 million Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I) despite missing a scheduled work July 28 because of the weather. Read More...

No Worries for Paquette in First Race Call

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Jessica Paquette, senior director of communications at Suffolk Downs, wears many hats in her role at the track and now she can add race-calling to the long list. Read More...

Travers or Pennsylvania Derby Next for Bayern

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Trainer Bob Baffert said July 28 that William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) winner Bayern is under consideration for either the Travers Stakes (gr. I) or Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) for his next start. Read More...

Catalano’s Daughter Reports Progress

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
While trainer Wayne Catalano remains hospitalized in a suburban Chicago, his daughter Shelbi Hill reports her father is improving. Read More...

2015 Preakness Stakes Logo Unveiled

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
The Maryland Jockey Club has unveiled the logo for the 140th running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 16, 2015, at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

‘The Chief’ in Florida Rather Than Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The sign isn't hanging on barn 5 in Clare Court this summer; there's no sign there at all, no one resident that's claimed the spot that for so many years housed Allen Jerkens and his horses. Read More...

Delaware Park Cancels July 28 Racing Program

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A Sunday night storm that impacted Delaware Park has led the track to cancel its Monday, July 28, live racing card. Read More...

Milestone Victory for Jockey Centeno

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Jockey Daniel Centeno notched his 2,000th career victory July 27 when Forest Rim won the seventh race at Parx Racing, a 1-mile-and-70-yards allowance test. Read More...

Bayern Wires Haskell; Favored Untapable 5th

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Kaleem Shah's Bayern ran them off their feet July 27 in the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I), taking eight other sophomores gate-to-wire at Monmouth Park while Kentucky Oaks winner Untapable ran fifth. Read More...

Big Macher Collects Grade I Bing Crosby Win

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Former maiden claimer Big Macher became a grade I-winning sprinter when he denied 3-5 favorite Goldencents by half a length in the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar July 27. Read More...

Antipathy Convincing Winner in Muddy Shuvee

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Godolphin's well-bred Antipathy moved to take charge on the turn and scooted clear to victory in the Shuvee Handicap (gr. III) July 27 at muddy Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Guys Reward Finds Path to Oceanport Tally

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hard-working Guys Reward, making the 46th start of his career, wore down pacesetter Fredericksburg in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the $170,000 Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Monmouth Park turf July 27. Read More...

Valid Breaks Through With Monmouth Cup Win

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Crossed Sabres Farm's Valid, a major pace factor in his previous three starts in stakes, finally broke through with a victory in the $211,000 Monmouth Cup (gr. II) for 3-year-olds and up at Monmouth Park July 27. Read More...

Ageless Equals Course Record in Royal North

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Lael Stables' Ageless showed her sprinting prowess on turf for the third straight time this season when taking the $142,111 Royal North Stakes (Can-IIIT) in a course-record equaling time on the turf July 27 at Woodbine. Read More...

Starstruck Back to Winning Ways in Matchmaker

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Wearing the black and gold colors of historic Calumet Farm, Kerwin Clark split horses aboard Starstruck to take the $170,000 WinStar Matchmaker Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park on July 27. Read More...

Jockey Maria Thornton Gets First Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jockey Maria Thornton won for the first time of her career in the second race July 27 at Arlington International Racecourse, when she guided Stephensclassygal to a 6 1/4-length victory. Read More...

Majestic River Rolls to Molly Pitcher Win

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Majestic River proved her affinity for Monmouth Park July 27, rolling to a third consecutive victory over the New Jersey oval and picking up her first graded stakes score in the $203,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes (gr. II). Read More...

Redoute’s Choice, Snitzel Make Sire History

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Redoute's Choice and Snitzel are set to finish a respective first and second in Australia's 2013-14 general sires premiership, an unprecedented accomplishment for a father and son at stud in that nation since the 1880s. Read More...

Vyjack to Return to Sprinting in Vanderbilt

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Last seen being eased in the July 5 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) going 1 1/4 miles, Rudy Rodriguez trainee will shorten back up after posting consecutive bullet works at Saratoga. Read More...

Tonalist, Kid Cruz Exit Jim Dandy Well

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) runner-up Tonalist and third-place finisher Kid Cruz both came out of the July 26 race well, and their respective trainers confirmed they will point to the Travers Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Can Untapable Be Upset in the Haskell?

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Del Mar Shifting Turf Races After Breakdowns

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Del Mar has moved two turf races scheduled for Sunday, July 27 to its main track in light of four breakdowns that have occurred on the course since the meeting began July 17. Read More...

Fed Biz Sets Track Record in San Diego Romp

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Intent on getting the lead from his far outside post, an aggressive Fed Biz was never challenged while romping to victory in track record time in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) July 26 at Del Mar. Read More...

TOC’s Southern California Meeting Aug. 2

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Thoroughbred Owners of California is holding its annual meeting for Southern California members Aug. 23 at 8:30 a.m. in the Veranda Café at Del Mar. Read More...

Wicked Strong Gets Redemption in Jim Dandy

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
After a somewhat disappointing Triple Crown campaign, Wicked Strong started the second half of his sophomore season in fine style, defeating Tonalist in the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) July 26 at Saratoga. Read More...

Coup de Grace Closes in Quick-Paced Amsterdam

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Fox Hill Farms' Coup de Grace closed with gusto in the $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes at Saratoga Race Course July 26, taking advantage after a quick early pace set-up in the 6 1/2-furlong sprint for his late-running style. Read More...

La Tia Crushes Foes in Ontario Matron

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Salvador Hernandez's homebred La Tia made a tour de force of the $144,053 Ontario Matron Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine July 26, leading wire to wire and drawing off at the end to best eight other fillies and mares. Read More...

Delaware Park Cancels Live Card Wednesday

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Delaware Park announced live racing card for Wednesday, July 30, has been canceled due to insufficient entries. Read More...

Palace Malice, Other Whitney Contenders Work

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Five contenders for the upcoming $1.5 million Whitney (gr. I), including favored Palace Malice, were out for published workouts the morning of July 26. Read More...

No Lasix for Social Inclusion in Haskell

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Social Inclusion, Rontos Racing Stable's runner who has drawn post position six for the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, will race without the anti-bleeding medication lasix July 27. Read More...

Katie’s Kiss First Winner for Kantharos

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Two-year-old Katie's Kiss romped to a front-running victory in the third race at Gulfstream Park July 26 and became the first winner for Florida-based freshman sire Kantharos. Read More...

Samraat Headed Back to Saratoga After Surgery

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Rick Violette said Samraat will rejoin his string at the upstate oval. The colt underwent surgery July 25 to repair a stress fracture in his shin. He had been training for the July 26 Jim Dandy. Read More...

Trainer, Jock Team for South African Double

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Brett Crawford and jockey Glen Hatt teamed for a group I double at Greyville Racecourse in South Africa July 26, capturing the Elan Property Gold Cup with Wavin' Flag and the Beach Beauty Champions Cup with Futura. Read More...

Taghrooda Flies to King George Triumph

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Taghrooda became the first Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) winner in more than three decades to capture the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) July 26 at Ascot. Read More...

Keeneland’s Historical Racing Plans Delayed

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Keeneland Association is apparently delaying its plans to offer historical racing at a new 40,000-square foot facility that was scheduled to open in July 2015. Read More...

Irish Surf Runs Away in Cougar II Marathon

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The $100,000 Cougar II Stakes (gr. III) may have been a marathon, but it was over in a hurry after Irish Surf took command and never received a challenge the evening of July 25 at Del Mar. Read More...

Lochte Looks to Regain Form in Oceanport

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Grade I-winning gelding is trying to regain his top form in 1 1/16-mile turf test. Read More...

Whitney Card’s Grade I Races Taking Shape

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The $1.5 million Whitney (gr. I) (Aug. 2)--the richest race this summer at Saratoga Race Course--has attracted a robust field of likely starters, topped by last year's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner, Palace Malice. Read More...

Dance With Fate’s Exercise Rider Has Surgery

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Exercise rider Joe Duran, injured in the tragic accident at Del Mar while aboard Dance With Fate, was scheduled to have surgery July 25 at Scripps La Jolla Hospital for fractured vertebrae and three fractured ribs. Read More...

V. E. Day Gives Lezcano Win 2,000 in Curlin

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Magalen O. Bryant's V. E. Day strung three victories in a row and collected his first stakes score July 25 in the $100,000 Curlin Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, giving jockey Jose Lezcano his 2,000th career win. Read More...