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Update 3826: Big Brown faces six overmatched rivals in this weekend's Haskell: Six to Challenge Big Brown in Haskell, excerpt:
IEAH managing partner Michael Iavarone said the Boundary colt has been turning in solid works leading up to the Haskell. "He could be better than the Big Brown leading up to the Kentucky Derby," Iavarone said during the post position draw press conference July 31. "We are very excited to see him come into the race the right way. We could not be happier with the way he is doing. I think he is a horse that has captured the imagination of racing and to see him perform so poorly in the Belmont was so disappointing to the horse."
Update 3825: Yeats won his second Goodwood Cup this afternoon. You have to love these staying races: MIGHTY YEATS SLAMS GOODWOOD RIVALS.
Note: Saratoga has a jump race for its first race this afternoon. X Michael Matz trainee Bee Charmer may be the one to beat, under Tim Woolley exercise rider Robbie Walsh.
This year's Dominion Award was presented yesterday in Saratoga: Garibaldi Honored with Dominion Award. Congratulations to Vincent "Vinnie" Garibaldi.
Update 3823: A gorgeous morning here this morning at Woodbine. I had seven sets, four before the break and three after the break. The three after the break all went to the gate for a little gate schooling. All horses went nicely for a nice easy morning's work. I am writing this update from the new Jake Howard Center, on the backside at Woodbine. It only opened a couple of days ago, but seems a good spot if you need to get online!
Update 3822: Lava Man is now officially retired: Lava Man Retired After Stellar Career.
Goodwood continues, and today we should root for Yeats: YEATS BOOKED FOR MORE GLORY.
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For Canadians: Canadian Horse Defense Coalition Call to Action.