01/04/2022. Mondo Ippico Internazionale, breaking news: Goffs, Sportsman’s Sale 29/30 september 2022 – Racing Post, the big story – HBPA, Coolmore Lands $1.1M Justify Colt at Gulfstream, Spendthrift Farm, TATTERSALLS GUINEAS BREEZE-UP – 3yo, who’s most (classic)?

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Friday, April 1: Read on for more on Sandy Thomson’s bid for a first Scottish Grand National, Brian Hughes closing in on 200 winners plus your daily brainteaser.

The big story


If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That appears to be the mantra of Sandy Thomson as the Borders trainer attempts to win the Coral Scottish Grand National for the first time on Saturday.


Thomson hit the crossbar in the 4m Ayr marathon when popular chaser Seeyouatmidnight came third in 2016, while Dingo Dollar was a narrow second last year behind Mighty Thunder.


He will be doubly represented this time with The Ferry Master, fourth 12 months ago, and Hill Sixteen, who concedes weight all round.


“We’ve been second, third and fourth in it now so hopefully we’ve found the one to get his head in front!” he said.


Go deeper: ‘We’d love it’ – Sandy Thomson daring to dream of huge Scottish Grand National triumph (£)


Ayr latest: Confirmed runners and riders for the 2022 Scottish Grand National


Federal Judge Dismisses HBPA Constitutionality Suit vs. HISA

A federal judge on Thursday threw out a constitutionality lawsuit initiated one year ago by the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (NHBPA) that was designed to keep the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA)… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


Coolmore Lands $1.1M Justify Colt at Gulfstream

Agent Jamie McCalmont, bidding on behalf of Coolmore’s MV Magnier, went to $1.1 million to land a regally bred son of Triple Crown winner Justify Wednesday afternoon at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale. Out of GISW… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


Spendthrift Strikes for Bolt d’Oro Filly at Fasig

Spendthrift Farm supported its first-crop stallion Bolt d’Oro in a big way Wednesday at Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream, fending off all challengers to land hip 48 for $1.2 million. An $80,000 KEENOV weanling and $85,000 Keeneland… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up and HIT Catalogues Released

The catalogues for the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up and Horses-in-Training Sale were released on Wednesday. There are currently 206 2-year-olds and 120 horses-in-training ready to go under the hammer on Apr. 28. Beginning at… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


CDI: Baffert’s Derby Lawsuit a ‘Manufactured Emergency’

The gaming corporation that owns Churchill Downs told a federal judge in a late-night Tuesday court filing that Bob Baffert’s lawsuit to try and get his private-property banishment and exclusion from the GI Kentucky Derby… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


Bettor-Friendly Legislation Passes Kentucky Senate

By a vote of 33-1, the Kentucky State Senate has given their stamp of approval to Kentucky House Bill 607, which modernizes the taxation of pari-mutuel wagers and, in a major victory for horseplayers, eliminates… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


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It’s Classic Season. Who’s Most
Likely to Get You Black Type?
Come springtime, everyone’s attention turns to three-year-olds, and so we thought it would be interesting to see who is most likely to get you a Black-type-winning three-year-old. With a quarter-year of racing behind us, we looked at who had the highest percentage of BTW-three-year-olds. The race is tight at the top, but one stallion leads by winners, with five, and as a percentage of named foals, with 12.2 percent.
Who is he?