Barry Schwartz's Voodoo Song is entered to defend his title in the $150,000 Forbidden Apple Stakes (G3T) July 12 at Saratoga Race Course. The Friday feature for 4-year-olds and up going a mile on the turf will mark his first start since October.
On the eve of July 9, the start of the yearling sale season when Fasig-Tipton holds The July Sale, there is momentum for a system that could decrease the number of times sale prospects undergo endoscopic exams.
Opening day at Saratoga Race Course is fast approaching, and the $100,000 Quick Call Stakes (G3T) is one of two stakes events on the July 11 card. Eleven 3-year-olds are entered for the 5 1/2-furlong sprint on the Mellon turf course.
The emotion among Too Darn Hot's entourage in the aftermath of a dominant success in the July 7 Qatar Prix Jean Prat (G1) was one of sheer relief after he returned from his champion 2-year-old season with only placings, albeit at the highest level.
The July 6 Stars & Stripes Racing Festival card at Belmont Park generated all-sources handle of $25,766,176, the highest handle figure since the New York Racing Association launched the Stars & Stripes Racing Festival in 2014.
An impressive performance from 2-1 favorite Laccario gave trainer Andreas Wohler a fifth win the Deutsches Derby (G1) July 7 at Hamburg, with the Joseph Tuite-trained Surrey Thunder back in fifth under Jason Watson.
Patricia Generazio’s homebred Pure Sensation has shown no signs of slowing down at age 8. The speedy Florida-bred son of Zensational scored his third Parx Dash (G3T) victory July 6 at Parx Racing and did so in frontrunning fashion on soft turf.
Numbers don't lie. And for Fasig-Tipton's July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale, the numbers show that in a short period of time the auction has proven to be a source of equine athletes that generate positive results for their new owners.
Bloom Racing Stable's Belmont Derby Invitational (G1T) winner Henley's Joy is one of several horses reported to be doing well July 7, the day after competing in Belmont Park's Stars & Stripes Racing Festival card.