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  2. JoAnn and Alex Lieblong's grade 1 winner Wicked Whisper is set to make her sophomore debut July 10 at Keeneland. The daughter of Liam's Map will face five other fillies in the $100,000 Beaumont Stakes Presented by Keeneland Select (G3). View the full article
  3. Indiana Grand announced July 9 that after consultation with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, it will require jockeys accepting a mount at the track to ride exclusively there, citing safety precautions. View the full article
  4. Thunderous got up in the final strides to deny odds-on favorite Highest Ground in the Al Basti Equi World Dubai Dante Stakes (G2) and secure a double for Franny Norton and Mark Johnston. View the full article
  5. Rule Number(s): 869(3)(b)Following the running of Race 7 (DUNSTAN HORSE FEEDS MOBILE PACE 2200m) Information No. A11105 was filed with the Judicial Committee. It was alleged that Mr Butcher drove carelessly when striking a sulky wheel near the 700m losing all chance. Mr Butcher acknowledged that he understood the Rule, the Charge ... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)View the full article
  6. Rule Number(s): 869(2)Following the running of Race 4 (SPEEDING SPUR AT WOODLANDS STUD TROT 2700m) Information No. A11104 was filed with the Judicial Committee. It alleged that Mr Jeffries the Driver of MAJESTIC STRIDE used his whip on more occasions than is permitted under the Whip Regulations over the final 400m of the ... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)View the full article
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  8. Yes in the first instance in is up to each racing code body. BUT.....there is an option to create a body called Racing New Zealand. An over arching organisation comprised of the three codes, sports and an independent turkey. They'll sit round and say what happens as a group doing trade off's. It isn't the same as the old NZRB because the TAB has been separated from it to focus solely on revenue generation.
  9. Indiana Grand Racecourse will require all jockeys accepting mounts at the track to ride exclusively at that facility, effective July 10. Any jockey currently riding at Indiana Grand who enters jockey’s quarters at another racetrack will not be allowed to return to Indiana Grand without self-quarantining for 14 days. After that time period, the jockey will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test. Jockeys who wish to move their tack to Indiana Grand must also go through the 14-day quarantine and provide a negative Covid-19 test before they will be accepted to ride at the track. The post Jockey Restrictions at Indiana Grand appeared first on TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions. View the full article
  10. Early Thursday, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners tweeted that Speech (Mr Speaker), second to GII Toyota Blue Grass favorite Swiss Skydiver (Daredevil) in the GII Santa Anita Oaks June 6, would be withdrawn from Friday’s GIII Beaumont S. in favor of Saturday’s GI Ashland S., leaving a competitive field of five 3-year-old fillies for the seven-furlong affair. ‘TDN Rising Star‘ Wicked Whisper (Liam’s Map) kicks off her sophomore campaign Friday afternoon and should vie for favoritism. Impressive in breaking her maiden by 6 1/4 lengths over future SW & GSP Highland Glory (Sky Mesa) on Saratoga debut last August, the $500,000 Keeneland September yearling defeated recent GIII Victory Ride S. heroine and fellow ‘Rising Star’ Frank’s Rockette (Into Mischief) and Slam Dunk (Into Mischief) in the Oct. 6 GI Frizette S. by 2 3/4 front-running lengths. The chestnut faces the starter for the first time since a distant fifth in the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies last November. Janis Whitham’s Four Graces (Majesticperfection), a homebred half-sister to Airdrie Stud’s McCraken (Ghostzapper), is perfect in three starts at this tricky seven-furlong distance. A first-out winner at Gulfstream Mar. 1, she stubbed her toe when fourth over that track’s one-turn mile Apr. 10, but has since added a May 16 Churchill allowance and the June 6 GIII Dogwood S. Trainer Ian Wilkes also sends out Turtle Trax (Cairo Prince). Should the two chief protagonists happen to cancel each other out on the front end, Sconsin (Include) could prove the chief beneficiary. A maiden winner at second asking off the turf at the Fair Grounds in February, the Lloyd Madison homebred was fourth in the aforementioned May 16 allowance in Louisville won by Four Graces and most recently belied odds of 19-1 to post a five-length victory from off the pace in a 6 1/2-furlong allowance beneath the Twin Spires June 13. The post ‘Speech’-Less Beaumont Leaves Filly Quintet appeared first on TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions. View the full article
  11. Indiana Grand announced July 9 that after consultation with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, it will require jockeys accepting a mount at the track to ride exclusively there, citing safety precautions. View the full article
  12. WinStar Farm has reached an agreement with Gayle Benson's GMB Racing to acquire the breeding rights to grade 1-winning millionaire and Longines Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) prospect Tom's d'Etat, the farm announced July 9. View the full article
  13. Stonestreet Stables' Mia Mischief will be among the handful of accomplished winners making the trip Central Kentucky this week to take advantage of a stakes-packed truncated Keeneland Summer Meet. View the full article
  14. Based in Puerto Rico, the mission of Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare Inc. (CTA), is rehabilitation, retraining, retirement, and adoption for Thoroughbreds in the Caribbean. The organization recently posted on its Facebook page images of the three Thoroughbreds they most recently accepted from Hippodrome Camarero, the Thoroughbred track in Puerto Rico. All three, Salary Cap (Street Boss), Too Fast For Love (Harlington), or Keep Me Grounded (First Samurai) will need rehabilitation and have only a chance at being sound for trail or light riding. Since December, CTA has been looking for a home for Afleet Accompli (Afleet Alex) who ran 63 times and earned close to $200,000. Like Too Fast For Love and Keep Me Gounded, who ran 45 and 42 times, respectively, are what CTA Executive Director Kelley Stobie calls ‘war horses’. Afleet Accompli was brought to the attention of CTA by a race fan on the mainland who tries to keep track of all of Afleet Alex’s offspring. Before COVID-19, there was a chance that Afleet Accompli would be going to Old Friends, however, that opportunity is now in question. A lifetime sanctuary for the hundreds of imported Thoroughbreds that must retire every year from Camarero does not currently exist on Puerto Rico, or on the mainland. “80% of the horses that we are asked to take are imports,” said Stobie. “And it is rare that we get an imported horse that is sound for athletic or competitive riding careers. It breaks my heart. These are war horses and they are worn out. There are very limited homes here for a happy pasture sound or trail-riding horse.” CTA is accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) and receives an annual grant from the organization. Stobie has also worked out a small institutionalized funding program with the racetrack and the local breeders. But keeping horses in Puerto Rico is more difficult and more expensive than what it is on the mainland and the cost of shipping a horse back to the mainland including quarantine, flight and paperwork is $3,294 per horse. So, Stobie and CTA are often faced with the reality of having to euthanize pasture sound horses. CTA often makes happy headlines when, with the help of sponsors, they are able to ship high-profile “war horses’ back to the U.S. and find placement for them. One such horse was Immortal Wink (Gimmeawink), who raced 142 times before retiring four years ago at age 10 and now resides in Florida at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation facility at the Lowell Correctional Facility farm for women. Currently, the breeders of Keep Me Grounded are working on getting him back to Kentucky to retire into a similar program. “It is great when the breeders or former owners step up and help us to get a horse back to the mainland for retirement,” said Stobie. “For some horses, the trip back and quarantine are hard. That is why we feel a sanctuary on Puerto Rico as well as a program and funding to return more horses are necessary. Horses continue to be imported, but there is no plan for a return ticket for their retirement.” The unregulated transport of racehorses to Puerto Rico has recently been in the news. The Horse Racing Confederation of Puerto Rico is involved in litigation over the death of nine horses who died in 2019 when being shipped by boat from Jacksonville, Florida to San Juan. On Jan. 25, 2018, Stobie and co-founder Shelley Blodgett were awarded a special Eclipse award recognizing their heroism, bravery, and benevolence in the face of tragedy for their Hurricane Maria efforts. One might be hard-pressed to find two more competent, savvy and hard-working people in the Thoroughbred rescue world. In their work, every day takes heroism. Every day they face the pressure of more horses coming their way than they have the room or the funds to care for as well as the added pressure of having to raise funds to ship horses back to the mainland. “It costs us upward of $50,000 a year to ship the horses who can withstand the journey and additional quarantine time to adoptive homes and other accredited agencies on the mainland that have room,” said Stobie. “As the news of the storms slowed down, so did our donations. But horses continue to be imported to Puerto Rico to race and then they are forgotten. We are on a mission to make sure that a plan gets put in place so that all Thoroughbreds in Puerto Rico receive the retirement that they deserve.” It is hurricane season again and CTA has taken steps to weather any bad storms. “We are able to take our horses to a friend’s farm that is on high ground and we have a new container to store hay and feed,” said Stobie. “We also work closely with Dr. Ricardo Loinaz at the racetrack clinic and we can rely on him for help with veterinary care and supplies. We are all better prepared than we were in years past.” To learn more about Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare, go to https://www.ctahorse.com/ The post Stobie & CTA Continue Heroic Acts for Horses Every Day appeared first on TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions. View the full article
  15. On paper, it’s easy to dismiss Silver Maple (Creative Cause) in Friday’s fourth race at Keeneland. The 2-year-old cost just $5,000 at the sales and shows a string of slow workouts at Belterra Park and Mountaineer Park. But trainer Eric Reed says the filly can absolutely win the race, and right now Reed’s opinion is not to be dismissed. Reed may not be as well known as some of the trainers he will face in the 5 1/2-furlong maiden, but no trainer is hotter. Silver Maple will be his first starter since he made history Wednesday night at Mountaineer Park. He not only won the first four races on the card, but all four of his horses appeared to have won by 10 lengths or more. While calling the fourth race, won by Irish Proud (Proud Citizen), track announcer Peter Berry said it was the first time in the track’s history that any trainer had won four races in a row. “When you go in, you hope to win them all,” Reed said. “But I never dreamt that something like that could happen. I was especially worried about the fourth one. It was a three-horse field and the fourth one was 1-5. Usually, that’s the one that gets you beat.” Reed also won races Tuesday at Indiana Grand and Sunday and Tuesday at Mountaineer. Reed’s run Wednesday at Mountaineer is better than it looks in the charts. It began with Nomiraclesneeded (Union Rags) in the first, a maiden special weight. The filly won by 17 3/4 lengths. Mountain Melodies (Shackleford) won the second and the official chart lists her as winning by 1 3/4 lengths. Reviewing the race, that margin is clearly inaccurate as she was drawing off in the stretch and appeared to win by at least 10 lengths. Marcie’s Candy (Sidney’s Candy) won the third, making it look easy with a 15-length win. Irish Proud won by 10 1/2 lengths. Jockey Keivan Serrano was aboard all four winners. Before he became a jockey, Serrano exercised horses in the morning at Belmont and then went to work at the Wendy’s across the street from the track. “I won five races at Ellis Park once years ago, but never five in a row,” Reed said. “I’ve won three in a day here and there, but never thought I’d win the first four races anywhere, especially the way those horses ran.” If Reed was the recipient of some good luck, he certainly deserved it. He’s not that far removed from a tragic fire in 2016 at his Mercury Equine Training Center in Lexington. The fire, believed to be started by lightning, killed 23 horses. Not only was it devastating emotionally, but Reed didn’t know how he was going to rebuild his business. “It was by God’s grace that we survived that because I truly didn’t think we would,” he said. Along with training his own string, Reed works with other trainers getting their babies ready for 2-year-old races. He said that after the fire many in the industry came forward to support him. He is especially grateful to Ken Ramsey, who, after the fire, gave him a number of 2-year-olds to prepare for their upcoming campaigns. The National HBPA Foundation also stepped forward, setting up a fund for Reed and his wife, Kay. He said he received donations of hay and blankets from people he did not even know. With income coming in, Reed was able to build a new barn and didn’t stay down long. Within a year he was he was back to training 75 horses. He made 219 starts in 2017 and won 37 races. Although Reed is based in Kentucky and is running a horse Friday at Keeneland, you’re more likely to find him at lesser tracks, primarily Mountaineer, Mahoning Valley and Belterra. He knows what kind of horses he has and where they belong. Better to be 2-5 at Mountaineer than 25-1 at Keeneland and Churchill. “It’s the type of horses we have,” he said. “The better horses go to the better tracks. A lot of my owners don’t want their horses to get claimed, so instead of running for $15,000 or $20,000 at Churchill, they will run in allowance races at Mountaineer and Belterra and run through their allowance conditions. We race wherever we think we can win.” That he is running Silver Maple at Keeneland and not somewhere where the competition is easier is a sure sign that Reed believes the filly has some talent. She is owned by Kay Reed. “It’s very possible that she will win,” he said. “She’s a pretty nice filly and is training really well going into this race.” He has the filly Deep Space (Curlin) entered in a maiden race Friday at Belterra, but she will have to draw in off the also-eligible list. He will try to keep his streak at Mountaineer alive Sunday with Bungalow Flash (Flashback), who is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in a maiden special weight race. When given a talented horse, Reed has known what to do with it. He won the GII Lexus Raven Run S. in 2009 at Keeneland in 2009 with Satan’s Quick Chick (Sky Mesa). In 2010, he finished second behind Zenyatta (Street Cry {Ire}) with Rinterval (Ire) (Desert Prince {Ire}) in the GI Clement Hirsch S., losing by just a neck. Reed lists those accomplishments as two of the most memorable of his career, but he puts the four-win night at Mountaineer right up there with them. He is so proud of the accomplishment that he has asked the track photographer to put together a special collage of the four races and will hang it in his office. “We’ve won some big races over the years, but I really think it’s a big deal to win all those races in a row and by so many lengths,” he said. “It was special.” The post Trainer Reed Comes into Keeneland Off Historic Winning Night appeared first on TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions. View the full article
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  17. Indiana Grand announced July 9 that after consultation with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, it is requiring that jockeys accepting a mount at the track ride exclusively there, citing safety precautions. View the full article
  18. Fasig-Tipton has added 11 supplemental entries, led by graded stakes placed juvenile County Final (Oxbow), to its July Horses of Racing Age Sale which will be held Monday in Lexington. County Final, who will be offered as hip 166, was a debut winner over the turf at Churchill Downs June 5 and is coming off a runner-up effort behind ‘TDN Rising Star’ Cazdero (Street Sense) in the June 27 GIII Bashford Manor S. He is consigned by trainer and co-owner John Ennis. Also added to the auction is the 3-year-old Salow (Distorted Humor), a debut winner over the Gulfstream turf July 3. The chestnut will offered as hip 172 through the Elite consignment. The 11 new entries are catalogued as hips 166-176 and can be viewed online. The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will offer an additional $2,000 to its Ship and Win bonus program for any horse purchased at the July Horses of Racing Age Sale who goes on to start at the 2020 Del Mar summer meet. Horses purchased at the sale will receive a day three date from the racing office. Fasig-Tipton debuted online bidding at its recent Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale and will again offer buyers the chance to bid online, as well as by phone, at the Horses of Racing Age sale. To register for online bidding, visit: http://www.fasigtipton.com/online-bidding. Health and safety protocols will be in place on-site at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky. A complete list may be found here. The post County Final Among 11 Supplements to Fasig-Tipton HORA Sale appeared first on TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions. View the full article
  19. By Jonny Turner Hard work paid off for the Bond family at Ascot Park on Thursday when Tweedledee burst along the passing lane for a deserved victory. The Lyndon Bond trained trotter came in to race 5 after putting up solid performances from second row draws in his prior two starts. A smart beginning, combined with driver Samantha Ottley weaving a perfect path, put an end to Tweedledee needing to do any extra work in his races. The Canterbury reinswoman secured the 4yr-old a perfect run in the trail that set up his second career win. “He has just had no luck – this is the first time he has had a decent draw in a while,” Bond said. “We have had to use him up and I think he is a speed horse.” “He got the run today and he deserved a win.” Tweedledee is not the only one that has had to work hard leading in to yesterday’s race. Bond has juggled a busy season at his day job at the Mataura freezing works with preparing his team of horses. He put Tweedledee’s success down to his whole family, including wife Aimee, pitching in. “It is a real team effort, Aimee and my boy have been helping out.” “Aimee has been doing all of the feeds and all of the jog teams.” Bond’s father, the former trainer and driver, Jimmy, races Tweedledee, a son of Superfast Stuart. He sourced the trotter’s dam, Tyron’s Doctor, from Mike Heenan, who stands his sire at stud. “Jimmy had a yarn to Mike Heenan and said what are you doing with that mare, we ended up getting her and putting her in foal to Superfast Stuart.” “We hadn’t done anything with her for a couple of years, but with this fellow looking alright we put her back in foal to him this year.” Tweedledee’s win completed a winning double for Ottley, who took out race 6 with Wecandream for trainer Brent White. Aggressive tactics set up an exciting finish and another well-deserved win in yesterday’s feature pace, race 7. Amore Lancome came in to the 2200m event after running top five placing in every run for trainers Kirstin Barclay and Tank Ellis since joining their stable in January. The 5yr-old daughter of former top filly, Lancome, grabbed a well-earned second win for the trainers with a late run along the inner. “She is just so genuine, she tries her heart out,” Barclay said. “It wouldn’t matter what race you put her in, she is always so consistent.” The Barclay-Ellis team completed a winning double when Chuckles held on for a tough victory in race 8. The 4yr-old showed toughness to cling to his lead in the straight after working hard throughout. Chuckle had let his backers down when failing after starting among the favourites in his prior two starts. Barclay put the 4yr-old’s turn around in fortunes down to him being able to settle in front. “He is a very hard horse to drive.” “He can get keen and when the pace eases he pulls back and it can affect his wind.” “Today when I got to the front I was able to throw the reins at him and he relaxed.” Chuckles is a half-brother, by Grinfromeartoear, to Barclay and Ellis breakout 3yr-old, Love On The Rocks. The post Family effort helps Tweedledee appeared first on BOAY Racing News. View the full article
  20. By Josh Smith – Harness News Desk Trotting maestro Kevin Townley will have a two-pronged attack in the Spectators – Book A Table Mobile Trot (1980m) at Addington Raceway on Friday night and he is hoping both runners will be competitive. Last-start Gr.2 New Zealand Trotting Oaks (1980m) winner Vacation Hill will be in a fresh state on Friday and he said the daughter of Muscle Hill just keeps getting better with time. “Vacation Hill is a lovely filly and I expect her to go really well on Friday,” Townley said. “She has had two trials and she showed that she is back up and ready to go again. She made a mistake from the standing start in her second trial, but went a really good last mile.” Premiership leading driver Blair Orange will take the reins on Friday where Vacation Hill will be the sole starter on the second line. “She should be ready, she just needs a bit of luck off the second line. You never know what is going to happen there,” Townley said. Townley has no particular targets in-mind for the promising filly, however, he said he is contemplating on a trip north. “In the next month we have got to decide on the sires’ stakes and the sales series,” he said. “They are both in Auckland, so we have got to decide whether it is worth going all the way up there. “It is two weeks between the races up there, so it is a long trip.” Vacation Hill will come up against stablemate Aorangi on Friday night, who has drawn three and will be driven by John Dunn. The four-year-old son of Peak has had two runs this preparation, finishing third first-up in May before breaking late in the piece last start after being posted three-wide for the majority of the 1980m trip. “His first-up run was very good,” Townley said. “I did wonder if it did flatten him all the same because it was a hard run first-up and may have been one of the reasons why he didn’t go as good last time. “He broke last start because he was tired, it was too hard a run I think. Hopefully he will bounce back, but he is not a great friend of the punters, you do have to be a bit wary of him. “He’s good at home, but a bit unpredictable on raceday.” While Townley is looking forward to Friday night, he was buoyed by Immer Besser’s trial win on Wednesday, which has him excited for the season ahead. “Immer Besser went well in her trial,” Townley said. “She should come up and race well very soon, I might even put her in next week. “She trialled very well so I am looking forward to getting her back to the races.” The post Trotting Oaks winner returns appeared first on BOAY Racing News. View the full article
  21. Michael Guerin, Matt Cross and Garrick Knight provide us with their selections ahead of today’s meeting at Addington today Selections can be found here Head to www.tab.co.nz to make a bet! The post Selections | Addington, Friday July 10 appeared first on BOAY Racing News. View the full article
  22. Big Fish, Little Fish is the brand new Whale Watch brought to you by Michael Guerin and Craig Thompson. Today they look over the Addington meeting. The post Big Fish, Little Fish | Addington, 10 July appeared first on BOAY Racing News. View the full article
  23. By Michael Guerin The doubts trainer Phil Williamson harboured last time he took Majestic Man to Addington are gone. Which makes the speed freak trotter the bet of the night at Addington this evening and maybe even the safest bet of the weekend. Majestic Man clashes with last-start conqueror Matau Tana in a small but select main trot race at an Addington meeting that also features the return of star juvenile pacer Krug, a rarity for this time of the season. Majestic Man raced in a similar field to what he meets in race six tonight a month ago and on that occasion he was outstayed by Matua Tana, the enormously talented mammoth of a trotter who is stomping his way to open class. Williamson is one of the greats of training trotters in New Zealand and he admits he wasn’t surprised a race fit Matua Tana outmuscled Majestic Man that night. “I think he was only 80 per cent that night (last start) and that is why he got beaten,” says Williamson. “That is no disrespect to Matua Tana, who was very good that night but my horse has improved since then “His work has been a lot sharper and I think he is going in to this week ready to win.” One of Majestic Man’s sharpest weapons is his gate speed and Williamson is open about what his driving instructions will be to son Brad tonight. “I think he should use that speed, lead and stay in front because he is ready to win that way.” If Majestic Man does lead and is fitter than last start then Matua Tana is going to need to go to another level to beat him and the latter actually raced a length or two below his best when he was beaten last start. His trainers Greg and Nina Hope were also looking to bring former age group star Enghien to tonight’s race having not raced since October last year but he has been scratched. The trotters won’t be the only big names on show as Krug could lay claims to being the best juvenile pacer in the country, albeit in a truncated season. The post Majestic Man sharper and ready appeared first on BOAY Racing News. View the full article
  24. By Jonny Turner The march towards a massive spring of harness racing will take another step forward when star 2yr-old Krug returns to racing at Addington on Friday night. The group 1 winning colt will clash with older horses when he steps out for the first time since March in race 5. Harness racing’s recent shutdown came at just the wrong time for trainers Cran Dalgety and Nathan Purdon after Krug cemented his spot as the country’s top 2yr-old male pacer with his win breakout win in the Cardigan Bay Stakes at Alexandra Park. Though the trainers were naturally disappointed Krug’s season came to a screeching halt over lockdown, it has not been completely bad news. “We were sort of brassed off that we missed out on the Stakes races, but the horse thought it was a good idea,” Dalgety said. “Because he did bulk up in the time he had out and so he should, too.” “So, we are on track there and hopefully we can start off with a winning note.” Krug comes in to his 1980m resumption having had just one post-lockdown workout. The 2yr-old showed he had lost none of his zip when dashing home to beat subsequent winner, William Wallace, at Rangiora. Despite his lack of public appearances, Dalgety is confident Krug’s fitness levels are where they need to be. “He is pretty close, he has had some good runs to get him ready.” “It is a bit funny starting a 2yr-old against the older horses, but that is sort of what is happening at the moment and we can’t do a lot about that.” “So, we will make a start here and move on to the Sires Stakes heats that are coming up.” Krug looks to have the gate speed to cross most of the rivals starting inside his barrier 6 draw if driver Blair Orange chooses to push forward early. Whether that is the right option for a horse having the first run of his new campaign would be left up to the leading reinsman at the start, Dalgety said. Dalgety and Purdon start another of their big guns for the first time since lockdown when Bettathanfast resumes in race 8. The 4yr-old chased Krug home in his workout win before winning at the Ashburton trials, late last month. Like Krug, Bettathanfast has thrived during his lockdown break and has emerged a better horse for it. But that does not necessarily mean the horse will instantly return a winner when he takes on race fit opposition. “He has lifted a bit, too, since his break,” Dalgety said. “But, he is racing quite a few form horses that are pretty tight and race fit.” “We are going to have to be on our game to compete with them.” “But in the weeks to come we will be on song with him.” Admirable comes in to his debut for Dalgety and Purdon after winning both of his post-lockdown trials. The 2yr-old has the class to win on debut in race 2, so long as he behaves. “He is doing good, he is a wee bit of a wild boy, he is a bit of a typical Rock N Roll Heaven.” “But, ability-wise, he shouldn’t be a maiden for too long.” Im A Gigolo also chased Krug home at the workouts ahead of his resumption in race 9. Dalgety expects the 3yr-old to be a place chance in his first run since February. “He just levelled out on us a bit, I am happy with him but just not excited with him at the moment.” “He should be a good place chance.” Arden’s Sweetheart rounds out Dalgety and Purdon’s Addington team in race 11. The 3yr-old was turned out after just one run in her last preparation after going through a growth spurt. “She won really nice in her first start as a 3yr-old and just went through a growth patch and I just wasn’t happy with her.” “She has come back nice, but there might just be some form runners ahead of her.” “She will race in to form as well, though.” The post Krug ready to rumble appeared first on BOAY Racing News. View the full article
  25. The TDN has partnered with Amplify Horse Racing to present “The Next Generation,” an ongoing video series featuring young people who were not born into the Thoroughbred business, but are now excelling within the industry. Paige Gilster was long on hands-on horse experience but short on connections when she graduated from Iowa State University and moved to Lexington. Since then, she’s developed her skills as a horsewoman and in just a short time, has become the assistant farm manager at Timber Town Stables, where she looks over an elite group of broodmares that include dual Eclipse champions Songbird and Havre de Grace. While still in college, Paige wrote up a business plan on how she would manage her own broodmare and presented the idea to her father. Together, the duo found Southern Classic (Southern Image) at a rescue facility in North Dakota, and purchased the mare for $500. In 2016, Paige bred her new broodmare to Dialed In. The result was a colt with a bad eye, who she named Finnick the Fierce. When the bad eye had to be removed and she was forced to take the colt out of the sales catalogue, she was able to sell the chestnut to her mare’s veterinarian, Dr. Arnaldo Monge and his partner, trainer Rey Hernandez. Finnick the Fierce broke his maiden on debut as a juvenile last June and later placed second in the GII Kentucky Jockey Club S. behind Silver Prospector (Declaration of War). This year, he ran third in the GI Arkansas Derby and now looks to gain more points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby this weekend in the GII Blue Grass S. at Keeneland. {"id":3,"instanceName":"Articles No Playlist","videos":[{"videoType":"HTML5","title":"The Next Generation with Paige Gilster ","description":"","info":"","thumbImg":"https://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/FINNICK-THE-FIERCE-06-14-19-R08-IND-Finish-001_Coady.jpg","mp4":"https://player.vimeo.com/external/436910001.sd.mp4?s=9d625a369713c86f2a25a9a636adfe8335cb0b6c&profile_id=165","enable_mp4_download":"no","prerollAD":"yes","prerollGotoLink":"prerollGotoLink","preroll_mp4_title":"preroll_mp4_title","preroll_mp4":"https://player.vimeo.com/external/434038751.sd.mp4?s=a3a7da64706afaf99dcbb879526864cf4b6a1c9f&profile_id=165","prerollSkipTimer":"5","midrollAD":"no","midrollAD_displayTime":"midrollAD_displayTime","midrollGotoLink":"midrollGotoLink","midroll_mp4":"midroll_mp4","midrollSkipTimer":"midrollSkipTimer","postrollAD":"no","postrollGotoLink":"postrollGotoLink","postroll_mp4":"postroll_mp4","postrollSkipTimer":"postrollSkipTimer","popupAdShow":"no","popupImg":"popupImg","popupAdStartTime":"popupAdStartTime","popupAdEndTime":"popupAdEndTime","popupAdGoToLink":"popupAdGoToLink"}],"instanceTheme":"light","playerLayout":"fitToContainer","videoPlayerWidth":720,"videoPlayerHeight":405,"videoRatio":1.7777777777778,"videoRatioStretch":true,"videoPlayerShadow":"effect1","colorAccent":"#000000","posterImg":"","posterImgOnVideoFinish":"","logoShow":"No","logoPath":"","logoPosition":"bottom-right","logoClickable":"No","logoGoToLink":"","allowSkipAd":true,"advertisementTitle":"Ad","skipAdvertisementText":"Skip Ad","skipAdText":"You can skip this ad in","playBtnTooltipTxt":"Play","pauseBtnTooltipTxt":"Pause","rewindBtnTooltipTxt":"Rewind","downloadVideoBtnTooltipTxt":"Download video","qualityBtnOpenedTooltipTxt":"Close settings","qualityBtnClosedTooltipTxt":"Settings","muteBtnTooltipTxt":"Mute","unmuteBtnTooltipTxt":"Unmute","fullscreenBtnTooltipTxt":"Fullscreen","exitFullscreenBtnTooltipTxt":"Exit fullscreen","infoBtnTooltipTxt":"Show info","embedBtnTooltipTxt":"Embed","shareBtnTooltipTxt":"Share","volumeTooltipTxt":"Volume","playlistBtnClosedTooltipTxt":"Show playlist","playlistBtnOpenedTooltipTxt":"Hide playlist","facebookBtnTooltipTxt":"Share on Facebook","twitterBtnTooltipTxt":"Share on Twitter","googlePlusBtnTooltipTxt":"Share on Google+","lastBtnTooltipTxt":"Go to last video","firstBtnTooltipTxt":"Go to first video","nextBtnTooltipTxt":"Play next video","previousBtnTooltipTxt":"Play previous video","shuffleBtnOnTooltipTxt":"Shuffle on","shuffleBtnOffTooltipTxt":"Shuffle off","nowPlayingTooltipTxt":"NOW PLAYING","embedWindowTitle1":"SHARE THIS PLAYER:","embedWindowTitle2":"EMBED THIS VIDEO IN YOUR SITE:","embedWindowTitle3":"SHARE LINK TO THIS PLAYER:","lightBox":false,"lightBoxAutoplay":false,"lightBoxThumbnail":"","lightBoxThumbnailWidth":400,"lightBoxThumbnailHeight":220,"lightBoxCloseOnOutsideClick":true,"onFinish":"Play next video","autoplay":false,"loadRandomVideoOnStart":"No","shuffle":"No","playlist":"Off","playlistBehaviourOnPageload":"opened (default)","playlistScrollType":"light","preloadSelfHosted":"none","hideVideoSource":true,"showAllControls":true,"rightClickMenu":true,"autohideControls":2,"hideControlsOnMouseOut":"No","nowPlayingText":"Yes","infoShow":"No","shareShow":"No","facebookShow":"No","twitterShow":"No","mailShow":"No","facebookShareName":"","facebookShareLink":"","facebookShareDescription":"","facebookSharePicture":"","twitterText":"","twitterLink":"","twitterHashtags":"","twitterVia":"","googlePlus":"","embedShow":"No","embedCodeSrc":"","embedCodeW":720,"embedCodeH":405,"embedShareLink":"","youtubeControls":"custom controls","youtubeSkin":"dark","youtubeColor":"red","youtubeQuality":"default","youtubeShowRelatedVideos":"Yes","vimeoColor":"00adef","showGlobalPrerollAds":false,"globalPrerollAds":"url1;url2;url3;url4;url5","globalPrerollAdsSkipTimer":5,"globalPrerollAdsGotoLink":"","videoType":"HTML5 (self-hosted)","submit":"Save Changes","rootFolder":"https:\/\/wp.tdn.pmadv.com\/wp-content\/plugins\/Elite-video-player\/"} KR: How did you get involved in the Thoroughbred industry? PG: I went to college at Iowa State University, and in their equine program, we would bring about seven or eight Thoroughbred mares to Kentucky to breed, then bring them back and foal them out. We were very involved in the reproductive parts of the year, and I realized that I really loved working with horses every day and the Thoroughbred industry in general. The first time I came down to Kentucky is when I decided I was moving to Lexington as soon as I graduated and I was just going to make it work and try it all. KR: What was it that drew you to horse racing? PG: I fell in love with the reproduction and breeding. There isn’t a horse industry quite like this Thoroughbred racing industry we’re in, as they look so closely into the diverse bloodlines and the physical that ties directly to racetrack performance. There’s a lot of equine sports, but in my opinion, racing is the only one that is solely judged on the best horse of the day. It’s the horse that shows up that day in that race, and that’s what I love about it- it’s all about the horse. KR: What was it like being a total newcomer in the business? PG: You get a lot of, “Are you sure you want to do this?” or “Well, can you though? You’re not from around here and you really have no experience.” So I just felt like I was a little more discredited when I came here because they didn’t know me, they didn’t know my family or the exact environment where I had gotten my horse experience. So it was a lot of disproving the doubters and having to prove myself over and over again. KR: What is your favorite part about the industry? PG: I think my favorite part is the bloodlines and seeing the foalings after a year of waiting. Trying to match the matings and then hoping they get pregnant and have a healthy pregnancy, and then finally seeing a beautiful foal come out. Then when the mating is successful and if they win, that’s the greatest achievement of all for me. KR: If you could change one thing about our industry, what would it be? PG: One thing I would change is what the industry demands from each person. This a seven day a week, 24-hour job, and it’s very demanding on any individual that decides to pursue it. A work-life, personal-life balance is difficult. It’s great for me. I love what I do and I’ve accepted it, but it’s kind of tough for my family to be able to understand why I’m not coming to home to see them once a month. I think that deters a lot of newcomers. It’s asking a lot for young people to come into this industry and say, “Okay, devote your entire life to this,” when it’s not an easy ladder to climb as an outsider. KR: Who is your all-time favorite horse? PG: This is the easiest question in the book- Finnick the Fierce (Dialed In). He is the second horse I’ve ever bred when my dad and I got into the business with our broodmare Southern Classic (Southern Image). He was her second foal, and he came out with one eye. I was able to sell him privately to Dr. Arnaldo Monge and Rey Hernandez. He has defied all expectations and made a lot of personal dreams come true to be on the Derby trail, even in this weird year. It’s just been fantastic and it’s hard to put into words how exciting it is. So he’s easily my all-time favorite horse for crossing off a lot of personal checks. KR: Tell us more about Finnick the Fierce’s story. PG: Luckily, I was a senior in college in Lexington on a class trip when Southern Classic foaled. I was on the other side of town so I missed it, but I called my professor the next morning and said “I’m going to need a couple hours.” So I was able to go out and see him. That was in April, and then I graduated in May and moved to Lexington to be a part of the KEMI program. As much as I could, I was with him every weekend handling him, because my goal for him was to go the sales and help with some college debt, and his sire, Dialed In, was on fire that year. So I worked with him at least once a week. I didn’t want someone going in there and naming him “One-Eyed Wonder” or something like that. I didn’t want that to be a limitation. So I said, “We’ve got to name him something fierce.” And that’s where his name came from. It’s been fun to watch him grow and develop, and I’m very blessed that Dr. Monge and his connections have allowed me to stay involved with him. Dr. Monge is my mare’s vet, so it’s been great. They’re like family to me. KR: What are your long-term career goals? PG: My career path is kind of a question mark. I want to try it all. I love what I’m doing right now and I love being at Timber Town. So maybe I could eventually manage the farm, or have my own farm at some point. But I kind of take it month by month, and as long as I feel fulfilled and happy where I’m at and communicate that through, then I’m pretty happy for the future. All of the bloodstock agents that I have met have been incredible. It’s a lot of time and reading pedigrees and learning. So eventually I may like to try that, whether that means working for an agent someday or if I try my hand at it myself at some point. But for now I am really enjoying managing here and being Wayne’s [Sweezey] assistant has been awesome. There’s so much to learn every day. As long as I can keep learning, who knows where it can take me? The post The Next Generation with Paige Gilster appeared first on TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions. View the full article
  26. In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Hakodate and Hanshin Racecourses, including the first Japanese runner for the expatriated California Chrome: Saturday, July 11, 2020 5th-HAK, ¥13,400,000 ($125k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1200mT CAL FRAGRANCE (f, 3, California Chrome–Right There, by Eskendereya), a $180K purchase out of last year’s Keeneland September sale, is the first foal from her dam, a stakes winner and third to Songbird (Medaglia d’Oro) in the 2015 GI Chandelier S. Right There, who was purchased by Perry and Denise Martin for $325K at KEENOV in 2016, is a daughter of Elrose (Deputy Minister), the dam of GSW & GISP turfer Super Freaky (Smart Strike). Third dam Bonnie’s Poker (Poker) produced GI Kentucky Derby hero Silver Charm. B-Perry & Denise Martin (KY) Sunday, July 12, 2020 1st-HAK, ¥9,680,000 ($90k), Maiden, 2yo, 1000m LINCOLN TESORO (c, 2, Carpe Diem–Santa Vindi, by Vindication) was beaten nearly 10 lengths into eighth in a 1200-meter newcomers’ event on turf June 21, but switches to the dirt track for this second go. He is bred to adapt, as his half-brother Flexibility (Bluegrass Cat) won the GIII Jerome S., while his multiple Grade III-winning second dam Santa Catalina (Cure the Blues) was responsible for GI Pimlico Special H. hero Golden Missile (A.P. Indy). Lincoln Tesoro was a $75K KEESEP grad. B-Stonehaven Steadings (KY) 2nd-HSN, ¥9,680,000 ($90k), Maiden, 3yo, 1800m KARNTNER (c, 3, Street Sense–Sweet Dreams, by Candy Ride {Arg}), a $210K KEENOV weanling, had the misfortune of catching rain-affected surfaces in his first two trips postward and exits a respectable fifth over course and distance June 13. His dam, multiple stakes-placed on synthetic tracks, is out of a daughter of turf SW/GSP Cat Charmer (Storm Cat), the dam of three-time winning turf mare Strike Charmer (Smart Strike). The deeper female family includes champion Gold Beauty (Mr. Prospector), Dayjur (Danzig), Sky Beauty (Blushing Groom {Fr}) and in-form sire Violence (Medaglia d’Oro). B-Buscar Stables Inc (KY) The post Notable US-Bred Runners in Japan: July 11 & 12, 2020 appeared first on TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions. View the full article
  27. About 2,000 miles from where they last met at Santa Anita Park in the Shoemaker Mile (G1T), four of that race's top six finishers meet again July 10 in the $300,000 Maker's Mark Mile (G1T) at Keeneland. View the full article
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