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U of L Seeking Galbreath Award Nominations

The University of Louisville is seeking nominations for the 29th annual John W. Galbreath Award, given annually since 1990 to "honor entrepreneurial leadership that has had a significant and positive impact on the equine industry." Past winners of the award, named for the visionary Darby Dan Farm owner, include Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas, former Churchill Downs President Tom Meeker and noted equine veterinarians William Rood and Thomas Riddle. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 5. For further information, call 502-852-7617 or inquire by email at [email protected]

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Santa Anita Releases Fall Stakes Schedule

Officials at Santa Anita Park have released the stakes schedule for the upcoming fall meeting, with 26 black-type events set to take place. The schedule features seven 'Win and You're In' qualifiers for the Breeders' Cup, four of which will be run Saturday, Sept. 29, including the GI American Pharoah S. Formerly known as the FrontRunner (nee Norfolk) S., the local prep for the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile was won in 2014 by the Zayat homebred, who annexed the 2015 Triple Crown. "It's really an honor to have Santa Anita...

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Future BC Host Sites to Be Unveiled Friday

Del Mar, Keeneland and Santa Anita are all scheduled to make announcements tomorrow related to the host sites of future Breeders' Cup World Championships events. The tracks, which have all played host to Breeders' Cups in recent years, would presumably be named the hosts of the 2019, 2020 and 2021 World Championships. Santa Anita has a news conference slated for 1:00 p.m. ET, while Keeneland will follow at 3:00 p.m. ET and Del Mar at 5:30 p.m. ET. Keeneland and Del Mar hosted their first Breeders' Cups in 2015 and...

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Midnight Lute Colt Hopes to be ‘Ahead’ in Breeders

Aheadbyacentury (Midnight Lute) finished second behind the talented filly Wonder Gadot (Medaglia d'Oro) in the first two legs of the Canadian Triple Crown, the Queen's Plate S. on the Woodbine synthetic June 30 and the Prince of Wales S. over a sloppy dirt track in Fort Erie July 24. With that rival in Saratoga training up to another start against males in the GI Travers S. next weekend, Aheadbyacentury hopes to be the one in the winner's circle for the final leg of Canada's Triple Crown, the Breeders S. on...

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Notable US-Breds in Japan: August 18 & 19, 2018

Saturday, August 18, 2018 10th-NII, ¥28,600,000 ($258k), Allowance, 3yo/up, 1200m HONEY JADE (f, 4, Harlan's Holiday--Hard Hat, by Hard Spun) has finished in the top two in five of her seven career appearances on the dirt, including a handy defeat of future GSW Matera Sky (Speightstown) in a January allowance at Kyoto (video, gate 13). A $130K FTKUJL yearling turned $300K FTFMAR breezer, the dark bay is out of a half-sister to GISW Albert the Great (Go For Gin), MSW Sheer Bliss (Relaunch) and SW Watch The Bird (Rahy). B-John...

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‘Sienna’ in Search of Redemption at the Jersey Shore

Sassy Sienna (Midshipman) seeks redemption in Saturday's GIII Monmouth Oaks after a pair of disappointing efforts. Heroine of Oaklawn's GIII Fantasy S. this spring, the dark bay was bought into by the China Horse Club and Zayat Stables prior to a sixth-place finish behind stablemate Monomoy Girl (Tapizar) in the GI Kentucky Oaks May 4 and was seventh as the favorite last time in the GIII Iowa Oaks July 5. John Oxley's Gio Game (Gio Ponti) has been knocking heads with tougher rivals in New York in her last two...

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Rushing Fall Looks to Return to Winning Ways

Rushing Fall (More Than Ready) seemed unbeatable when reeling off four impressive victories to start her career, but she will look to rebound in Saratoga's GII Lake Placid S. Saturday after suffering the first loss of her career last time in the GIII Edgewood S. Winner of the GIII Jessamine S. and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf last term, the bay picked up where she left off at the start of this season, capturing the GII Appalachian S. over a yielding course at Keeneland Apr. 8. The Chad Brown...

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Midnight Bisou the One to Beat in Alabama

With divisional leader Monomoy Girl (Tapizar) sitting out the rest of the Saratoga meet with an eye on Parx's GI Cotillion S., the similarly talented Midnight Bisou (Midnight Lute) stands as the clear favorite in Saturday's GI Alabama S. Wiping the floor with her West Coast rivals in the California preps for the GI Kentucky Oaks, the dark bay came running late to be third behind the aforementioned Monomoy Girl and Queen's Plate winner Wonder Gadot (Medaglia d'Oro) in the GI Kentucky Oaks May 4. After her effort at Churchill,...

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Keeneland’s Inside the Winner’s Circle: Donegal Outlasts Competition with Carrick

"Inside the Winner's Circle, Presented by Keeneland" is a series showcasing graduates of the Keeneland September sale who have gone on to achieve success on racing's biggest stages. The weather. The atmosphere. The neck margin separating the first two finishers. The partners. The children parading to the winner's circle with smiles on their faces... It all seemed to come together in one perfect moment for owner Jerry Crawford and his Donegal Racing partnership Saturday at Arlington Park when Carrick (Giant's Causeway) rallied to post a 38-1 upset victory in the...

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Superbly Bred Filly Another Millionaire for Tapit

Already a winner at group level on turf, the fashionably bred Rabbit Run added winning black-type on dirt Thursday to become the 20th millionaire for her wildly successful sire. Handy to the pace while three deep into the first turn, Rabbit Run raced prominently with cover while unable to get in on the track. Stoked up from third by Mirco Demuro with about 500 metres to race, the chestnut snuck through to the inside of Princia Cometa in upper stretch and was late changing her leads, but came away to...

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