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  2. Two months after dueling in the June 5 Woody Stephens Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park, 3-year-olds Drain the Clock and Jackie's Warrior square off again Aug. 1 in the $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes (G2) at Saratoga Race Course. View the full article
  3. Shedaresthedevil tackles several Southern California graded stakes-winning distaffers in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (G1) at Del Mar Aug. 1, a Breeders' Cup Challenge event for the Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1). View the full article
  4. Battling back on the inside after being passed in early stretch by Special Reserve, Calumet Farm's Lexitonian stubbornly won the $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) July 31 at Saratoga Race Course. View the full article
  5. Lexitonian (h, 5, Speightstown–Riviera Romper, by Tapit), beaten just a nose in last summer's GI Bing Crosby S. at Del Mar, lit up Saturday's GI Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. at 34-1. Drawn on the fence, he was hustled to the front by Jose Lezcano. The chestnut was pressed through an opening quarter of :22.04 and appeared to be in deep water as Special Reserve (Midshipman) loomed large at the top of the stretch and hit the front. Lexitonian never quit, however, and battled back gamely to turn that one back and win by a neck. The classy 8-year-old Whitmore (Pleasantly Perfect) was third. Scratched
  6. Selections for today’s meeting at Addington – August 1 – Sunday Race Trottech Form Analyst Race 1 12.40pm 8 Spot The Gamble 2 Musclynn 1 Instant Delight 10 Top Hat And Tails Race 2 1.05pm 4 Miss Fiona 2 Mach’s Eliminator 6 Younggiftedandblack 7 Lil Ripper Race 3 1.30pm 4 Get Up N Dance 1 Shards Fury 2 Rin Tin Tin 7 Four Starzz Shiraz Race 4 1.55pm 4 Moody River 8 Rollyarrz 3 Rockin Va Va 6 All Together Now Race 5 2.23pm 4 Don’t Write Me Off 3 Chal Be 5 Itz To The Macs 10 Woodlea Explorer Race 6 2.58pm 10 Tiger Lou 3 Von Art 2 Fancy 9 Honour Before
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  8. Midlantic-based rider Sheldon Russell secured the 1,500th win of his career when he captured Pimlico Race Course's $100,000 Alma North S. with 1-9 favorite Hello Beautiful (Golden Lad) Saturday. The 4-year-old filly, who is owned by Madaket Stables, Albert Frassetto, Mark Parkinson, K-Mac Stables, and Magic City Stables, is trained by Russell's wife, Brittany. “I'm just very happy that we got it out of the way, and for it to happen on Hello Beautiful,” said Russell. “She's been a great filly throughout my career, she's given me some great wins. She was mine and Brittany's first stakes winner
  9. Shedaresthedevil tackles several Southern California graded stakes-winning distaffers in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (G1) at Del Mar Aug. 1, a "Win & You're In" race for the Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1). View the full article
  10. Godolphin homebred Maxfield, trained by Brendan Walsh, worked five furlongs from the gate July 31 under Jose Ortiz in preparation for the $1 million Whitney Stakes (G1) Aug. 7 at Saratoga Race Course. View the full article
  11. Pink Lloyd is among a field of six older male sprinters in the CA$150,000 Vigil Stakes (G3) over six furlongs on the main track, rematched against Souper Stonehenge, who beat him in the Jacques Cartier Stakes (G3) in June. View the full article
  12. An emotional Charlie Hills was close to tears as he paid tribute to Battaash—one of the top-performing geldings ever trained on the flat in Britain—as his horse of a lifetime. View the full article
  13. A pair of undefeated fillies lead the way in a 10-horse, wide-open renewal of the Woodbine Oaks Sunday. Brent and Russell McLellan and Gerry Olguin's Lorena (Souper Speedy) is three-for-three and was most recently a front-running 3/4-length winner of the seven-furlong Fury S. July 10. The dark bay filly, 2-1 on the morning line, will be trying a route for the first time in Sunday's nine-furlong Oaks. “She's just done everything so well,” trainer Stuart Simon said of the filly. “She keeps taking steps forward. I'm not concerned about the distance. I'm a little concerned about running back in t
  14. What Sunshine Coast Races Where Carbould Park – 170 Pierce Ave, Caloundra QLD 4551 When Sunday, August 1, 2021 First Race 12:32pm AEST Watch Live Streaming Live at Sportsbet HorseBetting’s Queensland form analyst brings you his best bets and quaddie numbers from the Sunshine Coast on Sunday, August 1, on what is the first day of the 2021/22 racing season. A nice eight-race card has been put together, with the first of those set to jump at 12:32pm AEST. The track is rated a Good 4 and the rail is out 8m for the entire course. Sunshine Coast Best Bet – Sacca Nat McCall and James Orman co
  15. What Sandown Lakeside Races Where Sandown Racecourse – 591-659 Princes Hwy, Springvale VIC 3171 When Sunday, August 1, 2021 First Race 11:45am AEST Watch Live Streaming Live at Sportsbet A bumper nine-part card is scheduled for the Lakeside track at Sandown on Sunday afternoon and horsebetting.com.au’s Victorian form expert presents his best bets, quaddie selections and odds from Australia’s leading bookmakers. The track is rated a Good 4, with the rail returning to the true position for the meeting getting underway at 11:45am AEST. Sandown Best Bet: Mr Brightside We were with the Ben
  16. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER The post NZ Racing and Breeding News – 01 August 2021 appeared first on BOAY Racing News. View the full article
  17. Emerging star I’m Thunderstruck (NZ) (Shocking) has earned a short pre-spring break after again proving his credentials for the A$7.5 million Golden Eagle (1500m) at Rosehill in October. The son of Melbourne Cup winner Shocking handled a smart field of late-season three-year-olds over 1514 metres at The Valley on Saturday, digging deep to down Tuvalu (Kermadec) to record his fourth win from just six starts and in doing so, earn a nod of approval from his co-trainer Mick Price. “I had a lot of respect for Lindsey’s (Smith) horse (Tuvalu) and I did think it would be a long way in front of us i
  18. Progressive stayer Smokin’ Romans (NZ) (Ghibellines) handled the step-up to 2500m with ease when winning the Travis Harrison Cup at The Valley on Saturday for trainers Ciaron Maher & David Eustace. The four-year-old gelding, who sports the colours of New Zealander Don Frampton, looked the winner a long way out under Jamie Kah and cruised to fifth win of his career when defeating Tavirun (NZ) (Tavistock) and Prince Alby (Monaco Consul). “Jamie had to make a decision before the race whether we were going forward or back and I just thought they might have slowed up,” Maher said after the wi
  19. Fiya (Friesan Fire), who fetched $400,000 during the 2020 Wanamaker's July Sale before going on to become a stakes winner, was euthanized Saturday after suffering a catastophic injury to his right hind leg. Daily Racing Form was first to report the news. Bred by Ann Merryman, Fiya raced for The Orebanks and was trained by Michael Merryman for his first four starts, winning his maiden at third asking and a Laurel allowance before being purchased by owner Robert Masiello. Fiya rattled off three more victories last season, winning the Maryland Million Turf Sprint H. in October and the Claiming C
  20. Tabor, Magnier and Smith's As Time Goes By (American Pharoah) looks for her third straight win–and an automatic berth in the GI Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff–in the GI Clement L. Hirsch S. at Del Mar Sunday. The Bob Baffert trainee, second in the Mar. 13 GI Beholder Mile, romped home by 9 1/4 lengths in the Apr. 24 GII Santa Margarita S. She was all out to hold off This Tea (Curlin) in the May 22 GII Santa Maria S., but has been freshened since then and is training strongly for her return. Shedaresthedevil (Daredevil) invades from the East to try out the Del Mar surface which will host the B
  21. The first winner of Horse Racing Ireland's IRE Incentive Scheme in Britain was Imperial Fighter (Ire) (The Gurkha {Ire}) in the British European Breeders' Fund EBF Maiden S. at the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Saturday. The owner, Michael Blencowe, was awarded a €10,000 IRE Incentive voucher to spend on Irish-breds at Irish sales because Imperial Fighter is an Irish-bred. The IRE Incentive Scheme has now awarded a total of €450,000 in Irish sales vouchers to 36 individual owners since its inception in March of 2021. Additional British-based races that will be part of the new scheme will be annou
  22. Godolphin's once-beaten Maxfield (Street Sense) tuned up for next Saturday's GI Whitney S. at Saratoga Saturday morning, breezing a five-eighths of a mile in 1.01.61 (16/34) before turning in a strong gallop out. Working in the company of the commonly owned Churchill maiden winner Business Model (Candy Ride {Arg}), Maxfield covered his opening quarter-mile in :24 3/5 and the half in :48 2/5 and pulled up six furlongs in a shade over 1:13, according to trainer Brendan Walsh. “I just wanted the company to take him to the wire,” Walsh said. “I think the best part of it was the gallop out from t
  23. Drain the Clock (Maclean's Music) and Jackie's Warrior (Maclean's Music) hooked up in a memorable duel in the June 5 GI Woody Stephens S., with Drain the Clock grinding out a narrow victory in the seven-furlong event. The two sophomores match up again in the 6 1/2-furlong GII Amsterdam S. at Saratoga Sunday. Slam Dunk Racing and Madaket Stables' Drain the Clock, 2-1 on the morning line, captured the seven-furlong GIII Swale S. at Gulfstream in January and was second in the 1 1/16-mile GII Fountain of Youth S. Shipped north and cut back to seven furlongs, the chestnut colt won the Apr. 3 GIII
  24. Jockey William Buick and trainer Andrew Balding were named the Qatar Goodwood Festival Leading Jockey and Leading Trainer, respectively, on Saturday. Buick, who gets married on Sunday, had previously won the award in 2014. The 33-year-old's best rides of the week were Suesa (Ire) (Night of Thunder {Ire})'s win in the G2 King George Qatar S. and Saturday's G2 Qatar Lillie Langtry S. heroine Wonderful Tonight (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}). Buick said, “I'm delighted to be leading jockey at Glorious Goodwood. I knew I had some good rides. It is always a week you look back on and think there are one or
  25. Sunday's G1 Henkel-Preis der Diana at Dusseldorf offers the usual puzzle, with Dr. Christoph Berglar's Amazing Grace (Ger) (Protectionist {Ger}), who was taken out of the G1 Prix de Diane due to her wide draw, possibly the standard-setter in the German Oaks. Successful in Hoppegarten's G2 Diana Trial May 23, the chestnut beat Noble Heidi (Fr) (Intello {Ger}) by 3/4 of a length on that occasion before finishing runner-up in the 11-furlong G3 Mehl-Mulhens-Trophy at Hamburg July 4. First and second in this track's Listed Diana-Trial June 19, Palmas (Ger) (Lord of England {Ger}) and Normfliegerin
  26. After the rain missed Saturday's fast-ground G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S., Goodwood had an abundance of it in the interim to ensure that things fell in the favour of the re-routed Wonderful Tonight (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}) ahead of Saturday's G2 Qatar Lillie Langtry S. Too keen early tracking the leader Makawee (Ire) (Farhh {GB}) on the soft going she needs, Christopher Wright's G1 Prix de Royallieu, G1 QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares S. and G2 Hardwicke S. heroine was eventually allowed to stride to the front by William Buick approaching three out. Crossing to the stand's
  27. Champion sprinter and four-time Group 1 winner Battaash (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}–Anna Law {Ire}, by Lawman {Fr}), has been retired from racing, connections announced on Saturday. The 7-year-old gelding raced in the Shadwell colours for the late Sheikh Hamdan and in 2021, his daughter, Sheikha Hissa. His final start was a seventh-place run aiming for a fifth-straight win in the G2 King George Qatar S. at Goodwood on Friday. Racing Manager Angus Gold said on behalf of Shadwell Estate Company, Ltd., “Following telephone conversations with HH Sheikha Hissa Bint Hamdan Al Maktoum last night and thi
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