Racing’s Return to Massachusetts Moves One Step Closer

The long-hoped-for return of Thoroughbred racing to New England will become reality next year now that Commonwealth Equine and Agricultural Center has submitted its formal application for two race dates in 2023 to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. Source

Lukas Classic, Ack Ack Added to NBC’s Oct. 1 TV Program

The $500,000 Lukas Classic (G2), featuring Rich Strike, and $300,000 Ack Ack Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs Oct. 1 have been added to the list of races to be televised live on NBC’s television coverage Saturday from 4-6 p.m. ET. Source

Dettori says it ‘would mean everything’ to land seventh win in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

The 51-year-old, who will ride Torquator Tasso, has won the €5m race more times than anyone. When Dettori jumps on board last year’s winner, it will be the only day he is allowed to race in a 20-day period.Source

Laurel to Increase Clay Content to Portion of Surface

The Maryland Jockey Club track maintenance crew has been adding some clay to portions of the Laurel Park dirt surface—mainly from the half-mile pole to the eighth pole—to make the composition consistent with the rest of the surface. Source