SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Royal Posse won the $100,000 Evan Shipman at Saratoga Race Course on Friday, dueling with Saratoga Snacks through the stretch before getting his nose down at the wire.
The people who put their money on the line wagering on horse racing would like to see an overhaul of its drug testing and enforcement, based on results of a recent survey.
Jim Gallagher, who was named New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Associationi executive director in 2007, has announced his retirement.
Royal Posse dug in deep and turned back a game rival in pacesetter Saratoga Snacks to win his stakes debut, the $100,000 Evan Shipman Stakes for New York-breds at Saratoga Race Course.
Commingled wagering on Thoroughbred races in the United States was up less than 1% in August versus the same month in 2014, while purses paid dropped almost 3% in conjunction with a reduction of 56 racing days.
TRAINER Fred Watson was almost reduced to tears as he walked the Gosforth Park track for the final time last week and pain was his overriding emotion again as he saddled the last Flat turf winner at Newcastle yesterday.
Let's look at the first five sires to have multiple challenge winners this year.
RACEGOERS heading for Kempton by road on Saturday have been advised to allow extra time for their journey, or look for an alternative route, with traffic plans for the Rugby World Cup being implemented for England's final warm-up game.
Kaleem Shah's Dortmund might have been forgotten by some in the aftermath of stablemate American Pharoah's Triple Crown run, but the massive son of Big Brown could be getting primed for a fall campaign.
Fasig-Tipton Co. has signed on to be title sponsor of two $300,000 distaff turf stakes to run Sept. 19 at Kentucky Downs as part of "Fasig-Tipton Ladies Day."