Month: September 2022Page 1 of 124

Coastana Takes Another Swing in Graded Company in Waya

Following a strong third in her graded stakes debut, Belladonna Racing’s Coastana will take another shot in graded company Oct. 2 in the $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Waya Stakes (G3T) at the Belmont at the Big A fall meet.

Rain to Play a Role in Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Longchamp officials are prepared for very soft going for the Oct. 2 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), although the degree of give in the ground will depend on whether the top estimate of 10mm of rain arrives Oct. 1.

Pedigree Bodes Well for Vedareo in Big A’s Frizette

A key concern for the trainer of a promising 2-year-old centers on distance and how far that youngster can carry its speed. Butch Reid Jr. had none of those fears with Swilcan Stable’s 2-year-old filly Vedareo.

Handicapping a Promising Champagne Field

J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Champagne S. (G1) at Belmont at the Big A.

Thoroughbreds Shine in TAKE2 Hunter/Jumper Finals

Thirty-five horses from 14 states participated in the event held at the Kentucky National Horse Show since debuting in 2019. In a repeat of last year’s results, MVP took the TAKE2 Hunter Final, and Riley captured the TAKE2 Jumper Final.

Battle of Normandy Aims for First Stakes Win in Pilgrim

After just missing victory in the With Anticipation Stakes (G3T) Aug. 31 at Saratoga Race Course, 2-year-old Battle of Normandy will try to earn his first stakes win in the $200,000 Pilgrim Stakes (G2T) Oct. 2 in the Belmont at the Big A meeting.

Ten Sovereigns Filly Smashes 15-Year Record at Goffs

The first-crop daughter of Darley July Cup (G1) and Middle Park Stakes (G1) winner Ten Sovereigns smashed the record for the most expensive Sportsman’s yearling ever when making €300,000 (US$288,696) to David Ryan on behalf of Jaber Abdullah.

Woodbine Announces Purse Increase

Effective Thursday, Oct. 13, Woodbine will boost purses by 10% for all overnight races (not including maiden allowance races). The starter’s bonus will also rise from $400 to $500. These changes will be reflected in Condition Book 9.

Tiffany Hammack & Verdi O’Merveilles Claim $15,000 WEC Welcome Stake

Wilmington, OH – The 2022 Fall Classic Show Series is well underway at World Equestrian Center – Wilmington with thrilling show jumping sport. Feature class action kicked off this afternoon when sixteen elite mounts took to the beautifully decorated indoor Sanctuary Arena to vie for the top prize in the $15,000 WEC Welcome Stake. Tiffany Hammack (USA) and Foxwood Farm’s Verdi O’Merveilles  (Verdi x O’My […]

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Thursday Video: Checking In With Elisa Wallace in Ocala

Eventers are nothing if not a community, and the folks of Ocala and their horses aren’t far from any of our minds right now as Hurricane Ian continues to move across Florida’s peninsula. In the