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Rock Your World's Next Target Could Be on Dirt or Turf

Mon, 08/16/2021 - 06:00
Rock Your World had his sixth workout since his Triple Crown campaign Aug. 15 at Del Mar. The six furlong move from the gate was in preparation for an upcoming graded stakes assignment that could be on either dirt or turf.

Got Stormy Turns Casse's Luck Around at Saratoga Meet

Mon, 08/16/2021 - 06:00
Trainer Mark Casse was all smiles the morning of Aug. 15 at Saratoga after securing his first grade 1 victory as a newly enshrined Hall of Famer when Got Stormy bested males to win the Fourstardave Handicap (G1T) for the second time a day earlier.

Palace Pier Denies Poetic Flare in Thrilling Marois

Mon, 08/16/2021 - 06:00
Those present at Deauville Aug. 15 and watching around the world may struggle to remember a better mile race in recent years, as Palace Pier and Poetic Flare delivered on the promise of a thriller in the Prix Jacques le Marois (G1). 

Two Emmys Upsets Domestic Spending to Win Mr. D. Stakes

Sun, 08/15/2021 - 06:00
If the Mr. D. Stakes (GT) was the final vestige of the Arlington Million, it will go into the history books as a victory for the locals, thanks to a felony-level theft.

Point Me By Charges to Bruce D. Score

Sun, 08/15/2021 - 06:00
Point Me By became the first grade 1 winner for his sire Point of Entry with a strong run Aug. 14 in the $300,000 Bruce D. Stakes (G1T) at Arlington International Racecourse.

Two Emmys Upsets Domestic Spending in Mr. D. Stakes

Sun, 08/15/2021 - 00:00
The 2-5 favorite Domestic Spending (GB) came with a burst down the home stretch of Arlington International Racecourse, but his turn of foot was not enough to catch 27-1 shot Two Emmys in the $600,000 Mr. D. Stakes (G1T) Aug. 14.

Point Me By Charges to Bruce D. Victory

Sun, 08/15/2021 - 00:00
Point Me By became the first grade 1 winner for his sire Point of Entry with a strong run Aug. 14 in the $300,000 Bruce D. Stakes (G1T) at Arlington International Racecourse.

Got Stormy Lands Second Fourstardave Trophy

Sun, 08/15/2021 - 00:00
Let go at odds of 12-1 in search of her first win since February, Got Stormy accelerated off the turn for home and charged to her second victory in the one-mile affair against the boys, a race she won in 2019 while setting a course record.

Santa Barbara Bests Older Rivals in Beverly D.

Sun, 08/15/2021 - 00:00
Twice Santa Barbara has traveled to the United States from Ireland and twice she has collected grade 1 victories to take home from a memorable trip, most recently the $392,000 Beverly D. Stakes (G1T) Aug. 14 at Arlington International Racecourse.

Tizamagician Among Pacific Classic Workers

Sun, 08/15/2021 - 00:00
MyRacehorse and Spendthrift Farm's Tizamagician was one of five serious TVG Pacific Classic (G1) nominees to work between Del Mar and Saratoga Race Course Aug. 14, a week out from Del Mar's summer feature.

Top Milers Palace Pier, Poetic Flare Face Off in Marois

Sun, 08/15/2021 - 00:00
Palace Pier attempts to become the first horse to win the Jacques Le Marois (G1) in successive years since Spinning World in 1997. He'll face stiff opposition from St. James's Palace Stakes (G1) and Two Thousand Guineas (G1) winner Poetic Flare.

Knicks Go Emerges as New Leader in BC Classic Rankings

Wed, 08/11/2021 - 06:00
Essential Quality and Maxfield hold the second, third spots in this week's Longines Breeders' Cup Classic rankings.

Cox to Map Course to BC Classic for Knicks Go

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 00:00
Korea Racing Authority's Knicks Go was in fine form the morning of Aug. 8 at Saratoga Race Course, one day after he defeated a compact but talented group of graded stakes-winning millionaires in the Whitney Stakes (G1).

War Like Goddess Goes Last to First in Glens Falls

Sun, 08/08/2021 - 00:00
War Like Goddess closed from last to first Aug. 7 to win the $250,000 Glens Falls Stakes (G2T) at Saratoga Race Course.

Twilight Gleaming Breeders' Cup Bound After French Win

Sun, 08/08/2021 - 00:00
Twilight Gleaming gave Wesley Ward and Frankie Dettori the perfect start to a big weekend when holding off the persistent challenge of the Tom Dascombe-trained Delmona to land the listed Prix de la Vallee d'Auge Aug. 7 at Deauville Racecourse.

Knicks Go Soars Wire-to-Wire in Whitney Stakes

Sun, 08/08/2021 - 00:00
Knicks Go opened up by several lengths to set the pace in the Whitney Stakes (G1) Aug. 7 at Saratoga, and when the field began to close in on the turn for home, he found another gear and opened up again as he captured his fourth grade 1 win.

BC Turf Winner Tarnawa Victorious in Ballyroan Return

Thu, 08/05/2021 - 18:00
Tarnawa made a comfortable winning start to a season geared around the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) in the Ballyroan Stakes (G3) at Leopardstown Aug. 5.

Knicks Go Favored in Star-Studded Whitney Stakes

Thu, 08/05/2021 - 00:00
There may be understandable uncertainty about who will win the $1 million Whitney Stakes (G1). But, barring a mishap, it's pretty clear which of the five starters will be in front Aug. 7 on the backstretch.

Maxfield Faces Defining Test in Whitney

Thu, 08/05/2021 - 00:00
Maxfield's fortunes have surely changed this year and have finally put him in a position where he can make up for the many months of lost time in one fell swoop.

Maxfield Tops Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 03:00
For the sixth consecutive week, the Godolphin-owned colt has held the No.1 spot.

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