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  1. What Pakenham Synthetic Races Where Pakenham Racing Club – 420 Nar Nar Goon–Longwarry Rd, Tynong VIC 3813 When Monday, August 22, 2022 First Race 12:30pm AEST Visit Ladbrokes Pakenham Racecourse is scheduled to host an eight-part card on Monday afternoon for what is the penultimate meeting of the synthetic season at the club and Horsebetting’s Victorian betting expert presents his best bets, top odds and free quaddie selections. A perfect day for racing is forecast, for the meeting commencing at 1pm AEST. PAKENHAM BEST BET: Big Darryl We are going to butter up one more time with Big D
  2. At 5:30 in the morning of Aug. 19, trainer Eric Reed was a bundle of nerves. As the sun began to rise, he was getting his big horse, Rich Strike, ready for his five-furlong work on the main track at Saratoga Race Course. View the full article
  3. Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables, Morris Bailey, and William Rucker's Oxymore made his stakes debut a winning in the Aug. 19 $150,000 Skidmore Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. View the full article
  4. At 5:30 in the morning of Aug. 19, trainer Eric Reed was a bundle of nerves. As the sun began to rise, he was getting his big horse, Rich Strike, ready for his five-furlong work on the main track at Saratoga Race Course. I View the full article
  5. Graded stakes-winning trainer, owner, and former jockey Garner H. Vinson died July 2 in a hospice facility in Florida from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was 90. View the full article
  6. After a pair of top-shelf efforts, undefeated stakes winner Poulin in O T goes for his third straight score in the CA$125,000 Soaring Free Stakes Aug. 20 at Woodbine. View the full article
  7. Two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Bill Parcells wins at Saratoga with Let's Go Big Blue; it is the second win of the summer at Saratoga for the former leader of the New York Giants. View the full article
  8. SMD's Leader of the Band made her first New York outing a winning one when rallying to take the restricted $135,000 Summer Colony Stakes, a 1 1/8-mile test for older fillies and mares Aug. 19 at Saratoga Race Course. View the full article
  9. Jamie Ness, a prolific winner in the Mid-Atlantic states and the third-leading trainer in the country in wins, has been handed a six-month suspension by the Pennsylvania Racing Commission after a horse he trained tested positive for Bufotenine. Ness was also fined $5,000. The suspension is scheduled to begin Sept. 5 and runs through March 3, 2023. Ness, who is being represented by attorney Andrew Mollica, has appealed the suspension. “We are in the process of appealing,” Mollica said. “We will take this the whole way. He obviously vehemently denies any wrongdoing. The law and the facts are
  10. Now in retirement at LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society in Erin, Ontario, about an hour away from his longtime base at Woodbine, Pink Lloyd continues to keep himself in top company. View the full article
  11. Dan Morgan celebrating a winner at Pioneer Park in Alice Springs. After taking an extended break, the jockey returns to the saddle in the Red Centre this weekend. Picture: Nikki Westover PhotographyThere was a time when Dan Morgan couldn’t wait to have a break from racing as jockey, but now he can’t wait to return to the saddle. The 28-year-old makes his comeback at the Alice Springs Turf Club’s meeting at Pioneer Park on Saturday. Morgan, the Alice Springs and Provincial apprentice of the year for the 2019/20 season with 18 winners, has three rides on the five-event program. There won’t be
  12. Following a 322-day layoff, Forza Di Oro will mark his return—with new connections—in the Aug. 20 Philip H. Iselin Stakes (G3) at Monmouth Park. View the full article
  13. Just 12 days after capturing her first group 1 victory in the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville and much closer to home being 30 miles from John Quinn's Malton yard, she doubled her top-level tally in the Aug. 19 Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) at York. View the full article
  14. With the absence of top stayers Stradivarius and Trueshan, Quickthorn passed the post a remarkable 14 lengths clear of Coltrane, who short-headed Reshoun for second in the Aug. 19 Lonsdale Cup (G2) at York. View the full article
  15. Veterans and active-duty military personnel will be honored during the New York Racing Association (NYRA)'s annual Military Appreciation Day at Saratoga Thursday, Aug. 25. “The New York Racing Association is honored to recognize the dedication and sacrifices made by the brave men and women who serve our country,” said NYRA President and CEO Dave O'Rourke. “We look forward to welcoming them to this special day at Saratoga Race Course and we thank them for their service.” All vets and current active-duty members of the military will receive free grandstand admission. Gates open at 11 a.m. with
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