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Tuesday August 11th

  • Kenilworth (SAf)    6:25am
  • Haydock Park (UK)    8:25am
  • Wolverhampton (UK)    8:40am
  • Perth (UK)    11:00am
  • Lingfield (UK)    11:20am
  • Saratoga Harness    12:00pm
  • Pocono Downs    12:30pm
  • Belterra Park    12:35pm
  • Thistledown    12:50pm
  • Parx Racing    12:55pm
  • Running Aces    1:00pm
  • Red Mile    1:00pm
  • Finger Lakes    1:10pm
  • Fort Erie    1:20pm
  • Scarborough Downs    1:30pm
  • Scioto Downs    2:00pm
  • Gulfstream Tropical Simulcast    2:45pm
  • Century Downs H    4:15pm
  • Colonial Downs (TB)    5:30pm
  • Fairmount Park    5:30pm
  • Arapahoe Park    6:00pm
  • Mountaineer Park    7:00pm
  • Woodbine at Mohawk    7:10pm
  • Yonkers Raceway    7:10pm
  • Georgian Downs    7:15pm
  • New Zealand    7:25pm
  • Lone Star Park    8:00pm
  • Assiniboia Downs    8:30pm
  • Australia Harness 1    10:00pm
  • Australia A    10:30pm
  • Australia B    11:25pm
  • Australia C    11:55pm

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The Derby 20 Presented by NYRA Bets: Several Disappointing Performances Lead To Changes

The Derby 20 Presented by NYRA Bets: Several Disappointing Performances Lead To Changes

Following the weekend’s Travers and Ellis Park Derby, the top four remain unchanged on this week’s The Derby 20. Tiz the Law was beyond impressive and easily maintains the top spot, while Art Collector did just enough to keep his position in third.

However, several 3-year-olds previously tagged as major contenders were disappointing on Saturday and Sunday and have since dropped out of Kentucky Derby contention. Uncle Chuck and Country Grammer will both seek other spots, as will Shivaree.

At Ellis Park, a trio of potential candidates finished poorly, including Indiana Derby winner Shared Sense (5th), Ohio Derby winner Dean Martini (6th), and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Anneau d’Or (8th). Dean Martini and Anneau d’Or will go elsewhere, but Shared Sense remains in contention for now.

Caracaro made the biggest jump up this week with his second-place finish in the Travers, and he seems to have a lot of potential upside moving forward into the Kentucky Derby.

There are several contenders remaining on this list who will require defections from the top 20 point-earners to make the main body of the Derby field. Those are expected to occur, including, at the very least, the filly Swiss Skydiver, who is expected to run in the Kentucky Oaks. The full points leaderboard is available here: Kentucky Derby Oaks Leaderboard

Where did your favorite Derby horse end up? Be sure to click on the expandable boxes for each Derby candidate to get all the latest information in the first edition of The Derby 20!

Tiz the Law
Connections

Owner: Sackatoga Stable

Trainer: Barclay Tagg

Jockey: Manny Franco

Breeder: Twin Creeks Farm

Pedigree

Sire: Constitution

Dam: Tizfiz, by Tiznow

Sales Record: $110,000 yearling at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-Bred Sale

372
Derby Points

Race record: 6-0-1 from seven starts, $2,015,300

Major races: G1 Travers (1st), G1 Belmont (1st), G1 Florida Derby (1st), G3 Holy Bull (1st), G2 Kentucky Jockey Club (3rd), G1 Champagne (1st)

Next Expected Start

Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5

1st
Paulick Report Ranking

He’s the Belmont Stakes winner, the Travers winner, he’s undefeated in 2020, and he looks like a model of consistency for trainer Barclay Tagg. It’s hard to bet against Tiz the Law, a colt whose running style makes him hard to beat. The Travers was impressive, and that 109 Beyer is miles above what any other 3-year-old has done this year. All that considered, his one race at Churchill Downs was a bit of a flop, and Tiz the Law seems to need to be kept in the clear on the outside to do his best running. If we get a full gate of 20 horses, that could pose a problem, especially if he draws near the inside. The colt also hasn’t been seriously tested this year, so it remains to be seen if he’ll have the heart to win a battle to the wire. Of course, he may not need it; Tiz the Law hasn’t been tested because no other horse has been able to run with him.

Honor A. P.
Connections

Owner: C R K Stable

Trainer: John Shirreffs

Jockey: Mike Smith

Breeder: George Krikorian

Pedigree

Sire: Honor Code

Dam: Hollywood Story, by Wild Rush

Sales Record: $850,000 yearling at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select sale

140
Derby Points

Race Record: 2-3-0 from five starts, $382,200

Major Races: Shared Belief Stakes (2nd), G1 Santa Anita Derby (1st), G2 San Felipe (2nd)

Next Expected Start

Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5

2nd
Paulick Report Ranking

This big, beautiful colt has all the talent to get the job done on the first Saturday in September, but he’s a little bit lighter on experience than some of his rivals. The loss in the Shared Belief shouldn’t affect him long-term; it was an oddly-run race and the distance was a bit short for Honor A. P. to show his best. That said, Shirreffs can be sure to have Honor A. P. ready to give his best effort next out, and with Mike Smith in the saddle his chances to visit that hallowed winner’s circle at Churchill Downs are that much better.

Art Collector
Connections

Owner/Breeder: Bruce Lunsford

Trainer: Tommy Drury

Jockey: Brian Hernandez, Jr.

Pedigree

Sire: Bernardini

Dam: Distorted Legacy, by Distorted Humor

Sales Record: (homebred)

150
Derby Points

Race Record: 5-1-0 from nine starts, $664,380

Major Races: Ellis Park Derby (1st), G2 Blue Grass Stakes (1st)

Next Expected Start

Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5

3rd
Paulick Report Ranking

After an impressive win in the Blue Grass, this colt did exactly what he needed to do in the Ellis Park Derby. Jockey Brian Hernadez gave him just enough of a workout in the final eighth of a mile, and while his 100 Beyer at Ellis may have been a bit of a regression from his 103 in the Blue Grass, Art Collector showed he can both handle early pressure and be tractable. He’ll have to take another step forward to beat Tiz the Law and Honor A. P., but the colt has shown he’s certainly capable of doing so. On a side note, it’s hard not to root for this trainer and jockey, both of whom are underrated and getting a shot at the big dance.

King Guillermo
Connections

Owner: Victor Avila (Victoria’s Ranch)

Trainer: Juan Carlos Avila

Jockey: Samy Camacho

Breeder: Carhue Investments, Grouseridge Ltd. & Marengo Investments

Pedigree

Sire: Uncle Mo

Dam: Slow Sand, by Dixieland Band

Sales Record: $150,000 at the OBS April sale

90
Derby Points

Race Record: 2-1-1 from five starts, $340,350

Major Races: G1 Arkansas Derby (2nd), G2 Tampa Bay Derby (1st)

Next Expected Start

Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5

4th
Paulick Report Ranking

It was unclear how talented this colt might be after his Tampa Bay Derby victory, but his second-place finish to Nadal in the Arkansas Derby was impressive. The long layoff from May to September could be a concern, but he’s a lightly-made animal so there’s no reason to think it wouldn’t benefit him. King Guillermo is already at Churchill Downs getting used to the surface, and I’ll keep a close eye on his works, but as of right now it looks like he’ll be a major contender.

Caracaro
Connections

Owner: Global Thoroughbred and Top Racing, LLC

Trainer: Gustavo Delgado

Jockey: Javier Castellano

Breeder: SF Bloodstock

Pedigree

Sire: Uncle Mo

Dam: Peace Time, by War Front

Sales Record: $95,000 weanling at Keeneland November

60
Derby Points

Race Record: 1-3-0 from four starts, $238,800

Major Races: G1 Travers Stakes (2nd), G3 Peter Pan Stakes (2nd)

Next Expected Start

Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5

5th
Paulick Report Ranking

This lightly-raced colt ran a big race in the Peter Pan, especially first time against winners, and took another big step forward in the Travers. He’s got all the reason in the world to move up again in the Derby, his third start off the layoff. Caracaro may have been soundly defeated by Tiz the Law, but the late-developing colt ran a solid race and earned his spot in the Run for the Roses.

Ny Traffic
Connections

Owner: John Fanelli, Cash is King LLC, LC Racing and Paul Braverman

Trainer: Saffie Joseph, Jr.

Jockey: Paco Lopez

Breeder: Brian Culnan

Pedigree

Sire: Cross Traffic

Dam: Maime Reilly, by Graeme Hall

Sales Record: $27,000 RNA at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-old in training sale

110
Derby Points

Race Record: 2-3-2 from nine starts, $565,470

Major Races: G1 Haskell Stakes (2nd), G3 Matt Winn (2nd), G2 Louisiana Derby (2nd), G2 Risen Star (3rd)

Next Expected Start

Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5

6th
Paulick Report Ranking

Progressive colt showed up in a big way in the Haskell, and looked like he’d handle the extra distance of the Kentucky Derby with ease. Ny Traffic has had a good deal of racing experience, and is taking a step forward with each race. He’s tactical and gritty, so he should be able to make some noise on the first Saturday in September. 

Thousand Words
Connections

Owner: Albaugh Family Stables and Spendthrift Farm

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Abel Cedillo

Breeder: Hardacre Farm

Pedigree

Sire: Pioneerof the Nile

Dam: Pomeroy’s Pistol, by Pomeroy

Sales Record: $1,000,000 yearling at Keeneland September sale

83
Derby Points

Race Record: 4-1-0 from seven starts, $327,000

Major Races: Shared Belief Stakes (1st), G3 Los Alamitos Derby (2nd), G3 Bob Lewis Stakes (1st), G2 Los Alamitos Futurity (1st)

Next Expected Start

Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5

7th
Paulick Report Ranking

Most analysts had understandably written off this colt after a couple of sub-par performances, but after watching his workout in company with Cezanne, it was easy to see that he’d found a new groove. After the Shared Belief win, Baffert explained that Thousand Words had gotten a bit sour, but the Hall of Fame trainer seems to have gotten a better idea of what makes this colt tick. Another one to keep a close eye on in the mornings leading up to the Run for the Roses.

Authentic
Connections

Owner: Spendthrift Farm, MyRacehorse Stable, Madaket Stables LLC, and Starlight Racing

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Mike Smith

Breeder: Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds, LLC

Pedigree

Sire: Into Mischief

Dam: Flawless, by Mr. Greeley

Sales Record: $350,000 yearling at Keeneland September sale

200
Derby Points

Race Record: 4-1-0 from five starts, $1,011,200

Major Races: G1 Haskell Stakes (1st), G1 Santa Anita Derby (2nd), G2 San Felipe (1st), G3 Sham Stakes (1st)

Next Expected Start

Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5

8th
Paulick Report Ranking

I sincerely doubt this colt wants a mile and a quarter, but I doubted him in the Haskell over nine furlongs too. He’s got heart, and he’s got the tactical speed to be dangerous, but I can’t seem him winning the Kentucky Derby. Mike Smith, his regular rider, seems likely to pick Honor A. P. over Authentic for the first Saturday in September.

Sole Volante
Connections

Owner: Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Andie Biancone

Trainer: Patrick Biancone

Jockey: Luca Panici

Breeder: Flaxman Holdings Limited

Pedigree

Sire: Karakontie

Dam: Light Blow, by Kingmambo

Sales Record: $20,000 2-year-old at OBS April sale

30
Derby Points

Race Record: 4-1-1 from seven starts, $323,310

Major Races: G2 Tampa Bay Derby (2nd), G3 Sam Davis (1st)

Next Expected Start

Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5

9th
Paulick Report Ranking

He’ll need the right trip to win the Derby, but his late-closing style could be especially dangerous when there appears to be plenty of speed signing on for the first Saturday in September. Biancone admitted that he rushed Sole Volante to the Belmont 10 days after winning an allowance race, and that he runs better fresh, so I won’t hold the Belmont sixth against him.

Max Player
Connections

Owner: George Hall and SportBLX Thoroughbreds Corp.

Trainer: Linda Rice

Jockey: Joel Rosario

Breeder: K & G Stables

Pedigree

Sire: Honor Code

Dam: Fools in Love, by Not For Love

Sales Record: $150,000 RNA at Keeneland September yearling sale

60
Derby Points

Race Record: 2-1-3 from five starts, $373,500

Major Races: G1 Travers (3rd), G1 Belmont Stakes (3rd), G3 Withers (1st)

Next Expected Start

Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5

10th
Paulick Report Ranking

He ran willingly enough in the Belmont, and all reports from the colt’s camp were positive leading up to his third in the Travers. Rice hasn’t determined whether he’ll point to the Derby yet, but Max Player’s late-running style should put him in contention if he does.

Dr Post
Connections

Owner: St. Elias Stable

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Joe Bravo

Breeder: Cloyce Clark

Pedigree

Sire: Quality Road

Dam: Mary Delaney, by Hennessy 

Sales Record: $400,000 yearling at Keeneland September

83
Derby Points

Race Record: 2-0-1 from three starts, $188,850

Major Races: G1 Haskell (3rd), G1 Belmont (2nd)

Next Expected Start

possible for Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5

11th
Paulick Report Ranking

Unimpressive performance in the Haskell, and Dr Post appears to be more of a one-paced grinder than the kind of horse who can win the Kentucky Derby. Down the road, he ought to try some marathon distances, because he looks like the type to run all day long.

However, should the colt’s racing tactics change, he might be worth a second look.

Enforceable
Connections

Owner: John Oxley

Trainer: Mark Casse

Jockey: Joel Rosario

Breeder: Clearsky Farms

Pedigree

Sire: Tapit

Dam: Justwhistledixie, by Dixie Union

Sales Record: $775,000 RNA at Keeneland September sale

43
Derby Points

Race Record: 2-2-2 from ten starts, $397,150

Major Races: G2 Blue Grass Stakes (4th), G2 Risen Star (2nd), G3 Lecomte (1st), G1 Breeders’ Futurity (3rd)

Next Expected Start

Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5

12th
Paulick Report Ranking

Distance should help this well-bred colt, and Casse seems happy with his recent workouts. Enforceable’s late-running style might be a detriment, but with the right draw and the right trip, anything is possible.

Major Fed
Connections

Owner/Breeder: Lloyd Madison

Trainer: Greg Foley

Jockey: James Graham

Pedigree

Sire: Hard Spun

Dam: Aristra, by Afleet Alex

Sales record: $200,000 yearling at Keeneland September sale

38
Derby Points

Race Record: 1-2-1 from six starts, $215,600

Major Races: G3 Indiana Derby (2nd), G2 Risen Star (2nd)

Next Expected Start

Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5

13th
Paulick Report Ranking

He hasn’t gotten that top-level win yet, but Major Fed has a dedicated team behind him dedicated to his success. He will skip the Ellis Park Derby and point straight to the Kentucky Derby, and while he won’t be lower than 20-1 on Derby day, the power of the home team may propel Major Fed beyond his race record.

Attachment Rate
Connections

Owner: Jim Bakke and Gerald Isbister

Trainer: Dale Romans

Jockey: Joe Talamo

Breeder: Mr. and Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin III

Pedigree

Sire: Uncle Mo

Dam: Symbolic Gesture, by Bernardini

38
Derby Points

Race Record: 1-3-1 from eight starts, $143,732

Major Races: Ellis Park Derby (2nd), G3 Gotham (3rd)

Next Expected Start

Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5

14th
Paulick Report Ranking

Clearly second-best to Art Collector in the Ellis Park Derby, but Romans plans to point this son of Hard Spun to the Run for the Roses. And why not? It’s his home track, and the Virginia-bred is improving a bit this year. 

Shared Sense
Connections

Owner.Breeder: Godolphin

Trainer: Brad Cox

Jockey: Florent Geroux

Pedigree

Sire: Street Sense

Dam: Collective, by Bernardini

20
Derby Points

Race Record: 3-2-0 from nine starts, $327,745

Major Races: G3 Indiana Derby (1st)

Next Expected Start

possible for Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5

15th
Paulick Report Ranking

Big run at Indiana Grand, and his pedigree says he should love every inch of a mile and a quarter. He improved late in the Ellis Park Derby, so another furlong might be to his liking at Churchill Downs. Shared Sense will need a couple of defections, but it appears likely he’ll get them.

Pneumatic
Connections

Owner/Breeder: Winchell Thoroughbreds

Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Jockey: Joe Bravo

Pedigree

Sire: Uncle Mo

Dam: Teardrop, by Tapit

25
Derby Points

Race Record: 2-0-1 from four starts, $166,850

Major Races: G1 Belmont Stakes (4th), G3 Matt Winn Stakes (3rd)

Next Expected Start

Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park on Aug. 15

16th
Paulick Report Ranking

Expected to make it into the main body of the field even without points earned in this weekend’s Pegasus Stakes, the lightly-raced Pneumatic has a lot of upside for Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen. He’ll need to step forward to compete with the best on this list, but Saturday’s performance should answer some questions.

Necker Island
Connections

Owner: Raymond Daniels and Wayne Scherr

Trainer: Chris Hartman

Jockey: Mitchell Murrill

Breeder: Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC

Pedigree

Sire: Hard Spun

Dam: Jenny’s Rocket, by Mr. Greeley

Sales Record: $250,000 yearling at Keeneland September

14
Derby Points

Race Record: 2-0-3 from 10 starts, $199,730

Major Races: Ellis Park Derby (3rd), G3 Indiana Derby (3rd)

Next Expected Start

Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5

17th
Paulick Report Ranking

A step below the best, but the Derby is for dreamers and mid-level trainer Chris Hartman has continued to show that he can work with the best when given the chance.

Rushie
Connections

Owner: Jim and Donna Daniell

Trainer: Michael McCarthy

Jockey: Javier Castellano

Breeder: Ocala Stud

Pedigree

Sire: Liam’s Map

Dam: Conquest Angel, by Colonel John

Sales record: $70,000 2-year-old purchase at OBS March sale

40
Derby Points

Race Record: 2-1-2 from six starts, $189,351

Major Races: G2 Blue Grass Stakes (3rd), G1 Santa Anita Derby (3rd)

Next Expected Start

possible for Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5

18th
Paulick Report Ranking

Rushie isn’t nominated to the Triple Crown, but he’s run well enough in a couple of Derby preps and has enough points to make the main field on his own. It’ll be interesting to see what happens moving forward with this colt.

Finnick the Fierce
Connections

Owner: Rey Hernandez and Arnaldo Monge

Trainer: Rey Hernandez

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

Breeder: Paige Jillian Blu Sky Stables

Pedigree

Sire: Dialed In

Dam: Southern Classic, by Southern Image

25
Derby Points

Race Record: 2-1-2 from nine starts, $191,290

Major Races: G1 Arkansas Derby (3rd), G3 Lecomte Stakes (4th), G2 Kentucky Jockey Club (2nd)

Next Expected Start

Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5

19th
Paulick Report Ranking

Expected to make the main field via defections, the one-eyed Finnick the Fierce will draw plenty of fan-favoritism. He’s a cool colt who’s run well intermittently, and a good performance could put him in the mix on Derby day.

Storm the Court
Connections

Owner: David A Bernsen, Exline-Border Racing LLC, Dan Hudock, and Susanna Wilson

Trainer: Peter Eurton

Jockey: Flavien Prat

Breeder: Stepping Stone Farm

Pedigree

Sire: Court Vision

Dam: My Tejana Storm, Tejano Run

Sales Record: $60,000 2-year-old at OBS April sale

36
Derby Points

Race Record: 2-1-3 from nine starts, $1,310,451

Major Races: G3 La Jolla (2nd), G3 Ohio Derby (3rd), G2 San Felipe (3rd), G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (1st), G1 American Pharoah (3rd)

Next Expected Start

possible for Kentucky Derby

20th
Paulick Report Ranking

Second in a graded stakes on the turf last weekend, Storm the Court remains possible for the Kentucky Derby. He hasn’t produced a top-level win this year, but keeps hitting the board or getting close to it on the dirt. It seems unlikely his connections will go back to the dirt after that turf success, however.

The post The Derby 20 Presented by NYRA Bets: Several Disappointing Performances Lead To Changes appeared first on Horse Racing News | Paulick Report.

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Tiz The Law Continues To Reign On NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Tiz The Law Continues To Reign On NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Having added a dominant victory in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes to his already accomplished resume, Tiz the Law’s status as the top sophomore runner in the country was further reinforced Monday when the son of Constitution earned 39 first-place votes and 390 total points to remain the clear leader on the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Three-Year-Old Poll. Beginning with his seasonal debut victory in the Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes, Tiz the Law has won his four starts in 2020 by a combined 16 ½ lengths. After becoming the first New York-bred in 138 years to win the Belmont Stakes, Tiz the Law became just the third New York-bred Travers winner and first since Thunder Rumble in 1992 when he annexed the Mid-Summer Derby by 5 ½ lengths on August 8. Trained by Barclay Tagg for owner Sackatoga Stable, Tiz the Law will now point to the Kentucky Derby on September 5 at Churchill Downs and currently sits atop the Kentucky Derby leaderboard with 372 qualifying points.

“He’ll gallop every day,” Tagg told the NYRA publicity team. “He’ll have about 10 days before we breeze him again. We’ll probably only be able to get two breezes in him before we go out there. We’ll go out there a week ahead of time.” Joining Tiz the Law in uncorking a statement-making performance this past weekend was Bruce Lunsford’s Art Collector, who captured the Ellis Park Derby on August 9. That effort, combined with his win in the Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes on July 11, earned Art Collector 296 points to move him up to second in the poll. “Everything that we’ve wanted him to do, he’s done,” trainer Tommy Drury said of Art Collector following his Ellis Park victory. “We’re going into the race exactly the way we want to go into it.” Honor A. P., who finished second in the Shared Belief Stakes on August 1, drops one spot to third with 277 points with Grade 1 Haskell Stakes victor Authentic (264 points) in fourth. Top filly Gamine (204 points) moves up five spots to fifth in the wake of her handy victory in the Grade 1 Test Stakes on August 8 and she is followed in the rankings by her stablemate Thousand Words (162), who won the Shared Belief Stakes on August 1. Graded stakes-winner King Guillermo (103 points) is seventh while Haskell runner-up Ny Traffic (99) and Swiss Skydiver (78) rank eighth and ninth, respectively. Caracaro, second behind Tiz the Law in the Travers, joins the top 10 for the first time with 71 points. There was relatively little movement in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll as multiple Grade 1-winner Vekoma earned 13 first-place votes and 312 points to maintain the lead position for a second week. Fellow top-level winner Tom’s d’Etat (3 first-place votes, 271 points) holds in second followed by Grade 1 Whitney Stakes-winner Improbable (5 first-place votes, 268 points) in third. Champion Maximum Security (5 first-place votes, 239 points) maintains the fourth spot with fellow Eclipse Award-winner Midnight Bisou (228 points) in fifth. Tiz the Law (12 first-place votes, 215 points) moved up two spots to sixth followed by champion Monomoy Girl with 1 first-place vote and 115 points. Zulu Alpha (113 points) ranks eighth while By My Standards (96) and Gamine (42) round out the top 10. The NTRA Top Thoroughbred polls are the sport’s most comprehensive surveys of experts. Every week eligible journalists and broadcasters cast votes for their top 10 horses, with points awarded on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. All horses that have raced in the U.S., are in training in the U.S., or are known to be pointing to a major event in the U.S. are eligible for the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Voting in both the Top Three-Year-Old Poll and the Top Thoroughbred Poll is scheduled to be conducted through the conclusion of the Breeders’ Cup in November.

The post Tiz The Law Continues To Reign On NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll appeared first on Horse Racing News | Paulick Report.

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The Jockey Club to Host Virtual Round Table Sunday

The Jockey Club to Host Virtual Round Table Sunday

The Jockey Club’s 68th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing will be held virtually Sunday due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference will discuss the need for reform in medication rules and testing, challenges faced by the Thoroughbred industry and insights into the claiming system and will be streamed on The Jockey Club’s website jockeyclub.com beginning at 10 a.m. The event will also be aired on TVG and Racetrack Television Network platforms.

“While we are disappointed that we cannot host an in-person event, we are excited by this year’s line-up of speakers and the perspectives they will share with the conference’s virtual attendees,” said James L. Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club.

Gagliano will interview three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond about anti-doping and the importance of clean competition. Trainers Mark Casse, John Gosden and Jessica Harrington will discuss training and competing in different jurisdictions in a panel moderated by Matt Iuliano, executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club.

Bob Costas, former sportscaster for NBC Sports and current sportscaster for MLB Network and contributor to CNN, will discuss covering the Triple Crown races and the challenges faced by sports in 2020. Sal Sinatra, the president and general manager of the Maryland Jockey Club, will present on America’s system of claiming races and recommend changes and Katrina Adams, the immediate past president of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), will discuss the importance of diversity.

The full agenda and bios of all speakers will be posted on jockeyclub.com in advance of the conference.

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Fasig-Tipton to Consolidate Saratoga Fall, Midlantic Mixed/HORA Sales

Fasig-Tipton to Consolidate Saratoga Fall, Midlantic Mixed/HORA Sales

Due to current travel restrictions in place in New York State to prevent the spread of COVID-19, officials at Fasig-Tipton have announced that the Saratoga Fall Sale, scheduled for Oct. 20, will not go forward as planned. It will instead be combined with the company’s Midlantic December Mixed and Horses of Racing Age Sale and will take place in Timonium Dec. 7 and 8.

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York Travel Advisory requires any individuals that travel to New York–from any of the states currently listed–to complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival in the state. There are currently 35 states/territories listed under this travel advisory, including horse racing regions Kentucky, Florida, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, California and Texas.

“The current travel advisory requirements make it virtually impossible for many buyers from out of state to attend an auction in Saratoga,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “We do not know what the duration or scope of the New York Travel Advisory will be in October.  Combining our Saratoga Fall and Midlantic December sales into a two-day auction in Maryland is the prudent and logical course of action at this point in time.”

Entries for the main catalogue will close Sept. 18, while the deadline for the HORA supplement is Nov. 13. Entry forms are available at www.fasigtipton.com.

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