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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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Winston C and Baltimore Bucko to race Jan. 30 at Naas

Once again trainer Keri Brion's plans for her string of racehorses in Ireland were disrupted by the weather.

Baltimore Bucko Keri BryonBaltimore Bucko and Keri BryonBaltimore Bucko was scheduled to run in a Novice Hurdle at Royal Downs on Jan. 26, but racing at Royal Downs was scrubbed when the ground was still frozen on the morning of the meet.

Winston C's race on Saturday, Jan. 23 was also cancelled due to frozen ground.

Both Winston C and Baltimore Buck are now scheduled to race at Naas in County Kildare on Saturday, Jan. 30.

Hopefully, the weather in Ireland will cooperate and racing will be contested on Jan. 30,

Winston C's race at Navan canceled, race plans rethought

COUNTY MEATH, Ireland--Racing at Navan was canceled on Saturday, Jan. 23 due to frozen ground, thus cancelling Winston C's first race in Ireland.

Winston C Gerard Baltimoe Bucko KeriWinston C , left, under James O'Neill, and Baltimore Bucko, ridden by Keri Brion, training on the beach in Ireland,Winston C, owned by Ed Swyer's Hudson River Farms, was scheduled to run in a $45,000 Handicap Hurdle,and he would have been making his first start since finishing fourth in the G1 Lonesome Glory Stakes after winning both the G1 A.P. Smithwick and G1 Turf Writers at Saratoga in 2019, had the race gone.                                                      

"Navan is being rescheduled, but we've had a change of plans," said trainer Keri Brion. "Asking him to go straight into a Grade B after such a long lay-off was a big ask. So we're going to enter him in a G3 at Naif on Jan. 31. The there's another G3 at Goren Park on Feb. 20. We'll run him in those two and then decide whether to go to Cheltenham."

"I was talking to Mr. Swyer, and we decided that going this route was going to let him be competitive," said Brion. "Navan is quite far north of us. It's north of Dublin. The ground was frozen this morning, but it would have been very deep if it hadn't frozen."

 Baltimore Bucko runs Tuesday,, Jan. 26 at Down Royal in a rated novice hurdle, after finishing a game third in his first race in Ireland, and French Light is aimed for a race at Leopardstown on Feb. 7 after finishing second at Clonmel in a rated Novice Hurdle race on Jan. 20.

While Brion's string is the only group a horses usually trained and raced in the states racing in Ireland, Bruton Street's owners Charlie Fenwick, Mike Hankin and Charlie Noell have European horses based in and training in Ireland.

Bruton Street V's Franco De Port, who is trained in Ireland by Willie Mullins, is scheduled to run again on Feb. 6 after winning a G1 Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown on Dec, 26.

French Light is second in a rated Novice Hurdle in Ireland

POWERSTOWN PARK, Ireland--Irvin S, Naylor's French Light (Fr), trained by Keri Brion and ridden by Gerard Galligan, finished his first race in Ireland, a $16,500 Rated Novice Hurdle at Clonmel, in second place, an excellent result considering the going.

French Light and Keri BrionFrench Light and Keri BrionFrench Light ran second to last or last for most of the 2 3/8 mile race, moving into contention about three fences from home, and was among the leaders over the second to last, then moving into second over the last.

At the last, Broomfields Jeremy drew away to win by about 13 lengths while French Light held on to place second by a head.

This was Brion's first race as a trainer in Ireland after Jonathan Sheppard announced his retirement Jan. 4, and she was delighted with the result.

"After I walked the course, this was a much better result that I had expected," said Brion. "The going was very deep, and it was very tacky. My boots kept getting stuck in the mud. The horses were just digging in."

"Between the distance and the ground, this was not the best race for him, but he needed to run so that we could decide whether to go to the Leopardstown grade one," said Brion. "I talked to the Naylors, and we decided that that's what we came for. We decided we'd take a bit of a gamble."

So French Light will race next in the G1 Novice at Leopardstown on Feb. 6.

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Bruton Street-US sure to win steeplechasing's Eclipse Award

The nominees for steeplechasing''s Eclipse Award have been announced, and, while which of the three nominees will be the winner is still to be decided, the name of the winning owner is not, it will be Bruton Street-US.

Moscato tight at wire in Smithwick1Moscato winning the G1 A.P. Smithwick at Saratoga (Photo by Tod Marks)This is the first time in history, at least in so far as The Horse's research has uncovered, that one owner has had all three nominees - quite a fantastic feat.

Nominees are Moscato (GB) and Snap Decision, both trained by Jack Fisher, and Rashaan (Ire), trained by Leslie Young.

'We were very fortunate," said Charlie Fenwick, who along with Mike Hankin and Charlie Noell are partners in Bruton Street-US. "Certainly these three horses are among the best we've ever owned."

This will be Bruton Street-US' second Eclipse Award, having previously won in 2017 with Scorpiancer, also trained by Fisher.

"All three of these horses appeared in a year when racing was compromised by Covid," said Fenwick. "It will be fun if we could establish them in a year of regular racing."

The Eclipse Award is recognition, and it's nice to be recognized," said Fenwick. "But you're only as good as your last race, so it's more about where we go from here."

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Willowdale Steeplechase to Run Saturday, May 8, 2021

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa.--Great news for all of us sick of being closed down - Plans for the 28th running of the Willowdale Steeplechase are moving forward!

Willowdale 1The races will run on Saturday, May 8, 2021 as the kick-off to Mother’s Day weekend.

“We are grateful to the supporters who helped us survive the losses brought on by the pandemic - and to be able to run the races this spring! “said Race Director Leslie Carpenter.

“The safety and well-being of our spectators, horsemen, officials and volunteers is our top priority so our planning decisions are being guided by federal and state government mandates and public health guidelines.”

Proceeds from the races benefit the Stroud Water Research Center and New Bolton Center.

Please go to Willowdale.org or the Willowdale Steeplechase Facebook page for the latest updates on attendance opportunities.

Jonathan Sheppard is now retired from training in Ireland and Keri Brion trains the string

WEXFORD Ireland--With the strict rules regarding trainers' licenses in Ireland, once Jonathan Sheppard announced his retirement in the United States, he also relinquished his training license in Ireland.

Baltimore Bucko Keri BryonKeri Bryon in Wexford with Baltimore Bucko, who placed third in his first race in IrelandOnce they learned that, the three owners with horses in Ireland, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Moorhead's Buttonwood Farm, Irv Naylor and Ed Swyer's Hudson River Farms, as well as one owner with horses in this country, Kevin Galbraith's KMSN Stable ,transferred their horses from Sheppard as trainer to his former assistance trainer Keri Brion.

Brion holds a current U.S. trainer's license and, learning of the Irish rules pertaining licenses, applied for and received a license to train in Ireland until next April.

"The rules are strict in Ireland," said Brion. "It's quite difficult to get a trainer's license in Ireland, but a number of trainers ship their horses into Ireland for one or two races, and those trainers are granted a temporary license. I'm running horses under an American license, but I've been granted a temporary license here to train until April."

Naylor's French Light had been scheduled to run on Jan. 7 at Clonmel, but there's been a cold snap in Ireland and the ground was frozen the morning of the race, so that meet was cancelled.

Clonmel has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 19, and French Light is entered in the Novice Hurdle there.

"We think French Light will win," said Brion. "I was hoping that French Light would run in Jonathan's name, before the trainer's license was transferred, so that Jonathan could go out with a win. He had such an outstanding career, that would have been a fitting way to end it.""

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Jonathan Sheppard, one of this country's winningest trainers, announced his retirement

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.--Jonathan Sheppard, arguably America's greatest trainer, announced on Jan. 4 that, at age 80, he is retiring as a trainer in America, although he still has a small string of horses in Ireland, one of which, French Light, will run in his name on Jan. 7.

Jonathan Sheppaard w. programJonathan Sheppard Among his accomplishments are 15 Eclipse Awards, training a stallion that became this nation's Leading Sire, being the National Steeplechase Association's all-time leading trainer by wins, with 1,242 wins, and by purse earnings, with $24,902,442, winning champion trainer by wins 26 times and leading the sport by purses in 29 years, both records, winning a race at Saratoga for 47 straight years, and, as a breeder, breeding an Eclipse Award winner.

But one major accomplishment not so well known is the number of today's top trainers Sheppard "trained".

Sheppard won 15 Eclipse Awards, and, while two trainers, Bob Baffert and D. Wayne Lucas, have won more, no other trainer won multiple Eclipse Awards both on the flat and in steeplechasing, and Sheppard had winners on the dirt, on turf and over fences.

And, to make it even more amazing, in one year, 2009, he won an Eclipse Award both on the flat with Informed Decision as the Top Turf Female and with Mixed Up for steeplechasing.

Never before and perhaps never again has any trainer won both a flat and a steeplechase Eclipse in the same year.

Only one trainer, Sidney Watters Jr., has won even one Eclipse Award on the flat as well as over fences.

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Bruton Street V's Franco De Port won the G1 Novice Chase at Cheltenham

Buttonwod Farm, Hudson River Farms and Irv Naylor have horses that run in America and are trained in America by Jonathan Sheppard, and they are the only group of owners with horses shipped to Ireland this year to race there, but as National Steeplechasing pointed out, there are  other Americans who campaign horses bred and trained in Europe currently racing overseas.

Franco De Port ridden by Bryan CooperFranco De Port ridden by Bryan CooperWhile the eyes of the American steeplechase community are fixed on the exploits of trainer Jonathan Sheppard’s string over in Ireland, another leading US stable just scored a huge G1 win at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival in Dublin wrote Tod Marks..

Bruton Street V, the European arm of Bruton Street-US -- the champion 2020 National Steeplechase Association owner -- scored a 4 ½-length upset victory with Franco De Port in the Racing Post Novice Chase at 2 ⅛ miles under Bryan Cooper for trainer Willie Mullins.

Darver Star finished second.

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Baltimore Bucko runs good third in first Irish hurdle race

LIMERICK, Ireland--Buttonwood Farm's Baltimore Bucko, trained by Jonathan Sheppard and ridden by Gerard Galligan, ran a very good third in a Novice Hurdle for 4 year olds and up at Limerick on Dec. 29.

Baltimore Bucko Keri BryonBaltimore Bucko with Keri BryonRunning second or third throughout the 2 mile race. Baltimore Bucko moved into a head in front while in between No Grey Area's and Blanketontheground approaching the last fence and stood off almost back from the wings.

It was a wonder he didn't fall two or three strides after the fence trying to get his feet out of the very heavy going, but he stayed up, just losing enough momentum to finish third, two lengths back of the winner, No Grey Area's.

In very deep going, when a horse stands off like Bucko did, often upon landing he has trouble getting his feet out of the muck and falls two or three strides after the fence, which luckily didn't happen in this case.

The race was shown live on xpressbet.com, and the track announcer was very complimentary about Bucko's race.

"That was a great finish," said the announcer. "That was a great effort, a cracking good finish by the American entry in his first run over hurdles in this country. Hopefully there will be more American horses coming to challenge here, That would be a great thing to see."

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Houghton and Motion have winners, Sheppard's first runner in Ireland is scheduled

GRANTVILLE, Pa.--From the winner's circle, Bernie Houghton has had four winners, including one of his own and one of his mother's, and Graham Motion has saddled two winners in Florida.

Baltimore Bucko winsBaltimore Bucko winning at Colonial Downs on Aug. 11.Jonathan Sheppard sent five horses to Ireland to race there over the winter, and the first to start over there will be Baltimore Bucko, who is scheduled to run Tuesday, Dec. 29 in the first race at Limerick.

"Bucko runs Tuesday if the race isn't called off," said Keri Brion, Sheppard's assistant trainer who is in charge of the Irish contingent. "We've had lots of rain."

"The ground will  be very heavy," said Brion. "Not ideal, but he needs the run to get a rating."

TVG shows racing from Limerick and Leopardstown, only recently TVG has only had international racing on Wednesday through Sunday, but the race should be available on various betting channels like xpressbet if it's noton TVG.

Sheppard's horses are stabled at James Doyle's Baltimore Stables in Wexford.

Doyle runs horses in point-to-points and than sells them, and Brion has bought a few horses for various owners from him.

Winston C, who won both the G1 A.P. Smithwick and the G1 New York Turf Writers at Saratoga in 2019, is aiming for a race on Dec. 31 in Ireland.

Also in Ireland are Irv Naylor's French Light, Clondaw Camp and Fancy Pants, both owned by Buttonwood Farm along with Baltimore Bucko, and Francois, who with Winstron C is owned by Hudson River Farm.

Gerard Galligan, this year's Leading Jockey, is in Ireland to ride the horses there, and Parker Hendriks also went over to work for Brion.

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The importance of naming a racehorse

The 1929 Kentucky Derby winner, as most horse racing historians will know, was called Clyde Van Dusen.

Naming a Horse 1The jockey/trainer also bore the same name of the winning horse, and it was quite a bold move by Mr Van Dusen to name the horse after himself.

Not many would do that today, but, of course, many horse owners will add a personal touch when naming the newest arrival to a stable.

The naming of a horse is something of an art form.

At times it can be subtle, and obvious at other times.

We can tell a lot about a horse by just glancing at the name.

Big Brown, who triumphed at the 2008 Kentucky Derby, is quite easy to work out.

It’s not as if the horse is going to be gray and diminutive.

On the other hand, we have a horse like 2015 Triple Crown-winner American Pharoah.

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Steeplechasing crowns its 2020 champions, including Jonathan Sheppard as Leading Trainer

Adding another laurel to an an amazing career, Jonathan Sheppard was once again Steeplechasing's Leading Trainer, and Sheppard's horses helped Gerard Galligan win the Leading Jocky tilte.

Jonathan Sheppaard w. programJonathan Sheppard Jack Fisher, who had won that honor for the past nine years, was the trainer of the Leading Money Winning horse, Moscato, and his owners, collectively knows as Bruton Street-US, were the Leading Owners.

Despite the absence of fans and a dramatically truncated racing calendar due to Covid-19, there were noteworthy achievements by both horses and humans on the National Steeplechase Association stage in 2020.

But perhaps the biggest success of all was the fact that the show was able to go on -- 80 races in all, worth more than $1.6 million in purses -- during an unpredictable spring, summer, and fall.

As we look toward better times ahead, we look back at the champions of this uniquely challenging season.

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Wicked Strong's 2-year-old son Brooklyn Strong wins the G2 Remsen

OZONE PARK, N.Y.--Brooklyn Strong, the 2-year-old son of Wicked Strong, who stands in Pennsylvania at Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm in New Freedom, Pa., won the G2, $150,000 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct on Dec. 5.

Brooklyn Strong Coglianese PhotosBrooklyn Strong (Photo by Coglianese Photos)Owned by Mark Schwartz, Brooklyn Strong was the only New York-bred entered in the Remsen, but he had no trouble in open company with a hard fought triumph by a neck over 6-5 post time favorite Ten for Ten in Saturday’s nine-furlong event for 2-year-olds.

Bred in New York by Cheryl Prudhomme and Dr. Michael Gallivan, Brooklyn Strong is out of the Medaglia d’Oro mare Riviera Chic and was a $5,000 purchase at the OBS Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training from the Coastal Equine consignment.

Wicked Strong stands for $3,500 for 2021, and Brooklyn Strong now has three firsts, two of the stakes, and a third from four starts with earnings of $195,000, a good return on $3,500 stud fee and $5,000 purchase.

Potential breeders can read more about Wicked Strong in The Horse's  STALLIONS 2021 section.

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Pa. racing to continue shortened racing schedule for 2021

HARRISBURG, Pa.--Racing at Parx, Penn National and Presque Isle will continue in 2021 under the abbreviated schedule worked out after Covid-19 hit and closed down all racing last spring.

Racing Parx grandstand Sarah AndrewRacing oast the Parx grandstand (Photo by Sarah Andrew)Those three thoroughbred tracks have been approved for a total of 348 racing dates for 2021, down from the 434 requested for 2020before Covid hit..

The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission approved the submissions at its Nov. 17 meeting.

With 472 programs approved for the state’s three Standardbred tracks, the overall total of live racing dates for 2021 is 820.

Parx Racing, which was scheduled for 170 days this year, requested 152 for next year.

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course asked for 96 programs, down from 164, and Presque Isle Downs & Casino was approved for its customary number of 100 days.

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Houghton has four winners, Motion and Sheppard also have winners

GRANTVILLE, Pa.--Bernie Houghton's Fairy Dust, owned by his W.M.T. Stable, won for the third time for Houghton on Dec. 4, winning a $19,100, 6 furlong Claiming race on an evening when the pouring rain throughout the day had left the track a sloppy mess.

Bernie HoughtonBernie HoughtonBut this time the 3-year-old filly was claimed by Brandon Kulp for M3 Racing Stable and Wire to Wire Racing Inc.

Houghton's homebred won by 3/4 length after racing four wide around the turn and then running down the leaders to prevail.

"She ran good," said Houghton. "Having her claimed is just part of the game. But because we bred her we'll still get the Breeder's Awards."

Houghton still owns five race horses, all homebreds, and four or five broodmares.

Houghton's other three winners were all bred by his mother, Elizabeth (Betsy) R. Houghton with one still owned by her.

Lee J. Glassburg's 4-year-old filly Cabbage Patch won an $11,800, 6 furlong Claiming race on Dec. 2, going to the front right from the break and improving to win by 2 1/4 lengths.

"Mom bred her and then we sold her to Lee," said Houghton. She's won two in a row now."

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Maryland to ban Lasix in graded stakes starting in 2021

TOWSON, Md.--The Maryland Racing Commission voted unanimously on Dec. 2 to expand a race-day Lasix ban that began this year with 2-year-olds to include horses of any age competing in graded stakes starting in 2021.

Racing Laurel gate“A few months ago, the commission passed an emergency regulation restricting Lasix to any horse that’s two years old for the next three years, as part of [a negotiated] agreement between the HBPA and The Stronach Group,” J. Michael Hopkins, the MRC’s executive director, explained prior to the vote during the Dec. 2 teleconference meeting.

“Moving forward, it also included graded stakes races beginning in calendar year 2021,” Hopkins said. “What this regulation does is extend that restriction for 2-year-olds to include any horse [of any age] running in a graded stakes going forward in accordance with that agreement.”

Prior to the vote, commissioner David Hayden, who has bred Thoroughbreds at Dark Hollow Farm near Baltimore for three-plus decades, asked for a clarification on the current Lasix rule for 2-year-olds.

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  1. Correction - Sheppard has 15 Eclipse Awards
  2. Motion, Houghton and Sheppard have winners on the flat
  3. Sheppard's career includes 14 Eclipse Awards and 25 Trainer titles in six different decades
  4. Sheppard team wins four races at Steeplechase at Charleston to capture three year-end titles
  5. Jonathan Sheppard has clinched Leading trainer, Races Won heading into Charleston, the final meet of the year
  6. Jonathan Sheppard wins two more at Calloway Gardens and goes four up in Trainer race
  7. Callaway Garden to feature 5 hurdle races and 2 timber races
  8. Mystic Strike wins the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup for the second year in a row
  9. Curve of Stones tops very competitive Pennsylvania Hunt Cup field
  10. Jonathan Sheppard goes two ahead in Trainer Races won with two wins at the International Gold Cup
  11. Liz Merryman's Caravel wins second Stakes at Presque Isle
  12. Fisher and Sheppard have multiple entries in the International Gold Cup's races
  13. Queen Medb scores a game win in the H.P.B.A. Stakes at Presque Isle Stakes
  14. Hendriks family joins together to win the Louis Neilson timber at Willowdale
  15. Big field for Louis Neilson Apprentice Timber at Willowdale
  16. Michael Matz wins three races in one week
  17. Fisher wins two in Middleburg to move into a tie with Sheppard for Leading Trainer, Races Won
  18. The Sheppard vs. Fisher battle for Leading Trainer contines Saturday in Middleburg
  19. Jonathan Sheppard moves into the lead in Trainer, Races Won
  20. The filly Swiss Skydiver beat Authentic in the Preakness while Graham Motion had four seconds in stakes on the undercard
  21. Foxfield Races begins NSA abbreviated fall season with live streaming available
  22. Foxfield Races to be livestreamed on National Steeplechase Association website
  23. Willowdale Steeplechase to Host Point- to- Point Races and an Apprentice Timber Race in Honor of Louis Neilson, III
  24. Sklyar McKenna rides three winners at Shawan Downs
  25. Houghton, Sheppard and Hendriks have multiple winners
  26. Virginia Fall Races to be run without spectators
  27. The Hendriks and Neilson families had good days at the Blue Ridge Hunt Point-to-Point.
  28. Augustin Stables' Theodora B, trained by Michael Dickinson, wins the TVG Stakes at Kentucky Downs
  29. Foxfield Steeplechase will be run without spectators, but it will be live streamed
  30. Ricky Hendriks has three winners at Old Dominion Point-to-Point
  31. It's A Journey wins thriller in Mrs.Penny, Jockey Mychel Sanchez and Trainer Ed Coletti Each Win Two
  32. Iranistan wins $50,000 Saratoga steeplechase, Sheppard and Fisher tie for lead in Trainer, Races Won
  33. Authentic beats Tiz the Law in the Kentucky Derby
  34. Preakness Stakes to be run without spectators
  35. Officials Announce the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority; Horseracing Integrity Act to Be Introduced in Senate
  36. Liz Merryman's homebred Caravel a Stakes winner
  37. Abreviated fall schedule announced by NationalSteeplechase Association
  38. Sheppard's French Light and A Silent Player finish won-two in a steeplechase at Saratoga
  39. Graham Motion has a Stakes winner and one placed
  40. Old Dominion and Blue Ridge Point-to-Points to open steeplechasing's fall season
  41. Kentucky Derby to be held without fans
  42. Leslie Young's Rashaan, Redicean one-two finish defeats two favorites
  43. Snap Decision an easy victor in Saratoga Novice Stakes
  44. Augustin Stable's Theodora B wins the G2 Dance Smartly Stakes at Woodbine
  45. Moscato and Optimus Prime renew rivalry in G1 New York Turf Writers Cup, Snap Decision looks dominant in Walsh Novice Stakes
  46. Colonial Downs has cancelled the remainder of its meet, a bitter pill for steeplechasing
  47. Iranistan leads all the way to win a $50,000 Steeplechase Handicap at Saratoga
  48. Jonathan Sheppard has two winners in three races at Colonial Downs
  49. Longshot Court Ruler outkicks Global Freedom to win the Allowance at Saratoga
  50. Tiz the Law wins the Travers by 5 1/2 lenghts
  51. Hendriks and Sheppard have three winners each, while Motion and Houghton also have winners
  52. Parx cancels all open stakes, including the Pennsylvania Derby
  53. 2 year olds to be scoped for survey of pulmonary bleeding
  54. Jonathan Sheppard has a first and a second at Colonial Downs
  55. 2-year-old racing to resume in Maryland
  56. Parx has two contenders in the top 10 for the Kentucky Derby
  57. Jack Fisher wins another at Saratoga, this time with Fast Car
  58. Revised Pa-bred stakes includes five on Labor Day's Pa Day at the Races
  59. Matz has an allowance winner plus Hendriks, Houghton and Motion winners
  60. Moscato out-finishes Optimus Prime to win the G1 A.P. Smithwick
  61. Snap Decision wins the Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes
  62. Snap Decison big favorite in Kiser, Smithwick very competitive field led by Optimus Prime and Moscato
  63. Lasix-free 2-year-old racing in Maryland pilot program through 2023
  64. Houghtons win three in a row with homebreds on July 15
  65. Award-winning "Saratoga Live" returns for fifth season
  66. Pa Day at the Races will be on Labor Day at Parx
  67. Jonathan Sheppard has an Allowance winner, Graham Motion & Bernie Houghton also have winners
  68. Mirth, Senior Senator win Pennsylvania Iroquois Championships Awards
  69. Maryland trainers and racetrack owners differ about the use of Lasix in 2-year-old races
  70. Hendriks saddles two winners, Houghton also has two winners
  71. Motion saddled 3 winners, including Mean Mary in the New York Stakes, Dickinson, Houghton and Jenkins also have winners
  72. Jack Fisher wins four at the Gold Cup, including both features
  73. Houghton's Sylmar Farm has two winners, a second and two thirds in one night at Penn National
  74. Kentucky Derby to have spectators
  75. Mean Mary looks to intimidate competition in G2 New York Stakes
  76. Graham Motion wins a stakes at Belmont a day after Sharing ran a great second at Ascot
  77. Former steeplechase jockey Barclay Tagg saddled the Belmont winner Tiz the Law
  78. Two G1 Steeplechase races among 71 stakes at Saratoga
  79. Bernie Houghton wins first time back, Matz and Motion have winners, Ward has 2 seconds at Ascot
  80. Tim Keefe announced racing in Maryland will continue through the summer
  81. Dendrobia wins at Laurel for trainer Tim Keefe
  82. Sheppard wins three at Middleburg, Fisher wins two, including the Temple Gwathmey (3)
  83. WATCH MIDDLEBURG SPRING ON NSA NETWORK
  84. Penn National and Parx to resume racing June 19 and 22 respectively
  85. Sharing to go in the Coronation at Ascot
  86. Laurel opens, Pa. racing to start in about three weeks, Monmouth in N.J. to resume July 3
  87. Here's what to expect In the Belmont Stakes 2020 line-up of horses
  88. Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Sharing wins her first race back
  89. Cheshire P-to-P postponed, Tampa and Keeneland add extra days
  90. Restarting racing the main topic at the PHBA annual meeting
  91. Maryland racing put off again
  92. Belmont Park opens for racing June 3, with the Belmont Stakes June 20
  93. Gov. Wolf refusing to open racing in Pennsylvania
  94. Michael Matz saddled Just Whistle to win the Sunday Silence Stakes
  95. Preakness to be held Oct. 3 at Pimlico
  96. Laurel hopes to reopen May 22
  97. Santa Anita Park to reopen live racing this Friday, May 15
  98. Racing begins at Churchill Saturday, Belmont Park main track opens for training
  99. Pimlico to be rebuilt with Laurel updated
  100. PHTA President Sal DeBunda updates efforts to resume racing in Pennsylvania

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