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Additional Equine Safety Measures Implemented at Saratoga

The New York State Gaming Commission, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (NYTHA) have implemented additional equine health and safety policies at Saratoga Race Course, it was announced Monday afternoon. The measures include increased regulatory veterinary presence at the track, state-of-the-art monitoring of horses and a comprehensive trainer education policy. The measures will share scientific findings of research into the types of injuries that occur at New York Thoroughbred racetracks, while highlighting risk and protective factors that can help to prevent injury....

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Monceaux Invincible As August Sale Ends

DEAUVILLE, France--The benefit of a last-minute update was evident, but then so was the good sense to invest in an established Wertheimer family when an Invincible Spirit (Ire) half-sister to Saturday's G3 Prix du Calvados winner Polydream (Fr) (Oasis Dream {GB}) topped the final session of Arqana's August Sale at €400,000. Partnerships were in play on both sides of the transaction for lot 234. The vendor was the sale's dominant force Ecurie des Monceaux, which has based its successful business on strategic alliances between breeders and bought this filly in...

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Cloud Computing Confirmed for Travers

After some deliberation by trainer Chad Brown, Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's GI Preakness S. winner Cloud Computing (Maclean's Music) will compete in Saturday's GI Travers S. at Saratoga, the Eclipse Award-winning conditioner confirmed Monday morning. The latest addition to the expected full field augments an already competitive race that is expected to also draw GI Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming (Bodemeister) and GI Belmont S. hero Tapwrit (Tapit) from the Todd Pletcher barn. Second in the Mar. 4 GIII Gotham S. and third in the Apr. 8 GII Wood...

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Goffs UK Sponsor ROR Show

This week sees the third running of the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) National Championships at Aintree Racecourse's International Equestrian Centre with the event featuring the Goffs UK and ROA National Showing Championships. Almost 300 former racehorses have been entered for the six-day event, including national hunt Grade 1 winners such as Monet's Garden (Ire), Grand Crus (Fr) and Peddlers Cross (Ire) with the many household names taking part in both dressage and showjumping classes. In their careers on the racecourse the horses taking part this week competed in 4,707 races,...

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The Weekly Wrap

This week's dispatch comes to you from Deauville, where a notable number of new faces, particularly from Japan, have mingled with the usual cast of thousands playing leading roles and bit parts in the first major yearling sale of the European season. The barmen in Le Drakkar will be glad to see the back of the noisy crowd of Brits and Irish who take advantage of the fact that they temporarily have no homes to go to by staying up way past sensible bedtimes for horsemen. And it's a safe...

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Big Field Possible For Gimcrack

Twenty one juveniles have been left in the valuable G2 Al Basti Equiworld Gimcrack S. at York on Saturday including two colts who have already proven victorious at group 2 level. The Mark Johnston trained Cardsharp (GB) (Lonhro {Aus}), winner of the G2 Arqana July S. at Newmarket and Brian Meehan's Barraquero (GB) (Zebedee {Ire}), who won the G2 Qatar Richmond S. at Goodwood are both in line to run. Confirming their decision to target York, Charlie Johnston, son and assistant to Mark said, "Cardsharp was under strong consideration for...

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Pedigree Insights: Group Success for Galileo’s Sire Sons

In Europe everyone has become used to seeing Galileo dominate affairs, but last week was a bit of an exception. Even though he notched up first and second in the G2 Debutante S., thanks to Magical and Happily, and saw his son Order of St George win the G3 Irish St Leger Trial, Galileo was arguably outpointed by his stallion sons. As many as four of them--Frankel, Teofilo, New Approach and Rip Van Winkle--enjoyed stakes success last week. We also saw another son, Enable's sire Nathaniel, continue his good form,...

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Redzel Leads Home Classy Trial

A classy group of gallopers that included four Group 1 winners lined up for a barrier trial over 1050m at Randwick on Monday. The informative heat saw stable-mates Redzel (Aus) (Snitzel {Aus}) and Russian Revolution (Aus) (Snitzel {Aus}) stretch out nicely in the straight with Redzel holding off fellow Peter & Paul Snowden trained Russian Revolution by half a length, the pair finishing about four lengths ahead of the main group, in which the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained English (Aus) (Encosta De Lago {Aus}) caught the eye. Redzel...

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Good Travers Work for ‘Samaritan’

Good Samaritan (Harlan's Holiday) recorded his final official work ahead of an upcoming start in Saturday's GI Travers S. at Saratoga. The GII Jim Dandy S. winner covered five furlongs in 1:01.65 over the Oklahoma training track with regular exercise rider Juan Quintero aboard. The work, in tandem with stablemate Boule, was what the Hall of Fame trainer was looking for. "He went good," Mott said. "He broke off as you can see, a length behind his company, joined up and finished together, finished their last quarter in :24, galloped...

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Baffert Runners Fine after Pacific Classic

Speedway Stable's Collected (City Zip), winner of Saturday's GI TVG Pacific Classic, and his stablemate and late-closing runner-up Arrogate (Unbridled's Song) were both doing fine Sunday, according to trainer Bob Baffert. "They both came out of the race well, and that's important," Baffert said. "I watched the race a few times and Collected still won." Baffert said he saw some positives in Arrogate's second-place finish as the gray champion was trying to rebound from a lackluster run in the GII San Diego H. "Arrogate looked like he just ran in...

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