Admirals War Chest became the fifth back-to-back winner of the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic Oct. 22 at Laurel Park with a dominating gate-to-wire triumph in the 1 1/8-mile stakes for Maryland-sired horses.
Grade I winners Hoppertunity and Melatonin, among others, turned in works at Santa Anita Park Oct. 22 ahead of the Breeders' Cup.
Multiple stakes winner Mosler will stand at Country Life Farm in 2017 for $4,000.
Breeders' Cup hopefuls Tourist and Celestine each worked at Keeneland for the first time since finishing third in their respective races Oct. 8.
Pioneerof the Nile, sire of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) victor Classic Empire, will head up WinStar Farm's 22-stallion roster in 2017 and stand for an advertised fee of $110,000.
The four-day October Yearling Sale posted record-breaking figures across the board as 461 yearlings changed hands, a level never achieved before, representing a clearance rate just short of 80%.
The number of stallions declined 1.8% from the 1,449 reported at this time in 2015, and the number of mares bred decreased 2.5% from the 34,627 reported last year.
Valerie Dailey, Brent Fernung, and Phil Matthews have been named to the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association board of directors, George Isaacs and Milan Kosanovich return to the board, and Fernung was elected president.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Board of Directors has updated its Safety and Integrity Alliance code of standards, requiring tracks to be in compliance with the National Uniform Medication Program by January 2019.
Judge Peckler's ruling notes that Charles Borell relinquished his ownership claims in the horses in connection with an Alford plea of guilty to nine counts of second-degree animal cruelty on Sept. 29 in Mercer District Court.
Seven of the top 10 lots were fillies during the Oct. 19 second session of the Arqana October yearling sale in Deauville, France.
Cricket Goodall has seen Maryland Million grow and flourish to become the second-biggest day on the state's racing calendar behind only the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), and even serve as the inspiration for copycat events throughout North America.
Thoroughbred owner and breeder Judy Klosterman died at her home Oct. 13 from complications of Parkinson's disease. She was 78.
A colt from the first crop of grade I winner Justin Phillip topped the Equine Sales Company’s open yearling and mixed sale Oct. 16 in Opelousas, La. A total of 114 head sold from 181 offered for $305,000 in gross receipts
Group I winner Dariyan will be the first Aga Khan homebred to stand at Haras de Bonneval since Siyouni in 2011.
China Horse Club and WinStar Farm's Theory emerged from the Oct. 15 Futurity (gr. III) at Belmont Park in fine fettle, according to trainer Todd Pletcher the day after the colt's 3 1/2-length triumph.
Three-time grade I winner Lord Nelson will stand at his owner B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm upon retirement, the farm announced Oct. 16.
Found could be aimed for a repeat bid in the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) following her runner-up finish to Almanzor in the QIPCO Champion Stakes (Eng-I) Oct. 15 on British Champions Day at Ascot.
Ben's Cat, whose 26 stakes victories include three in the Maryland Million, had his final work Oct. 15 for "Maryland's Day at the Races," set for Oct. 22 at Laurel Park.
Craig Dollase, who recently received 19 horses from Mick Ruis, worked one of them Oct. 15 at Santa Anita Park: Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) winner Union Strike. Grade I winner Melatonin was also on the tab.
Saratoga Special (gr. II) winner Gunnevera will be pointed to the Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) instead of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), trainer Antonio Sano said Oct. 14.
Octagonal, Australia's Horse of the Year in 1996, was euthanized at Godolphin Woodlands Oct. 15, according to Darley.
Australian champion and young stallion Vancouver will reverse shuttle from Coolmore Australia to Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. for the 2017 breeding season.
Quiet American, whose champion son Real Quiet won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), has been euthanized.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien said his Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) victress Found is "the most genuine horse I've ever seen," as the filly heads to QIPCO Champion Stakes (Eng-I) Oct. 15 at Ascot.
Longtime Maryland veterinarian Dr. David Zipf has been selected to receive the 2016 Joe Kelly Maryland Million Unsung Hero Award.
Walter M. Hillenmeyer III has been named the 2016 Ted Bates Farm Manager of the Year, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club announced Oct. 14.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced Oct. 14 that tickets for the 2017 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II), and InfieldFest at Pimlico Race Course will go on sale at 10 a.m. EDT, Oct. 17.
Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Cathryn Sophia will skip the Breeders' Cup, according to Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency, which will offer the filly at the Fasig Tipton November sale.
Queen Elizabeth II will not be at Woodbine Oct. 16, but will be represented by her first Canadian runner with Dartmouth entered in the $1 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT).
Four defending champions and six other past winners are among the 185 nominees to nine stakes on the 31st annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day program Oct. 22 at Laurel Park.
Reserved seating ranges from $100 to $765.
With his impervious victory in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I), California Chrome (133) retains the top spot in the eighth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2016.
California Chrome LLC, which includes majority owners Perry and Denise Martin and Taylor Made Stallions, announced the California Chrome Breeders’ Cup Sweepstakes Oct. 12.
Canadian Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse heads a field of nine 3-year-old fillies for the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane's End (gr. IT) at Keeneland Oct. 15.
Heritage Place held its fifth annual Thoroughbred yearling and mixed sale in Oklahoma City Oct. 9. The yearling session saw a 22.7% increase in average compared to last year, while the gross remained almost even with last year's numbers.
Brody's Cause, a grade I-winning 2- and 3-year-old by Giant's Causeway, has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2017 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm as the newest participant in the Share The Upside program.
An additional nine horses arrived in Canada the evening of Oct. 10 as part of the European-based contingent set to compete on the Pattison Canadian International card Oct. 16 at Woodbine.
Mick Peterson will become the University of Kentucky's first full-time director of its Ag Equine Programs. He begins in January 2017.
Unusual Heat, the all time leading sire in California progeny earnings, has been pensioned from stud duty at Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif. at the age of 26.
Jockey Stewart Elliott won his first race of the current Santa Anita Park meet Oct. 9 when he guided Ward 'n Jerry to a neck victory in the sixth race for trainer Mike Puype. It ended a string of 21 straight losses for the 51-year-old journeyman.
Gary Barber's Keep Quiet emerged from his Oct. 9 victory in Keeneland's Dixiana Bourbon (gr. IIT) in good shape, according to Norman Casse, assistant to his father, trainer Mark Casse.
Trainer Larry Jones reported all was well with runaway Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I) winner I'm a Chatterbox the morning after her Oct. 9 victory at Keeneland.
Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm's Lull, winner of the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies in her most recent start, heads a full field of 14 juvenile fillies entered for the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (gr. IIIT) Oct. 12.
Fresh off an impressive effort in the Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (Can-I) at Woodbine, 7-year-old The Pizza Man seeks back-to-back grade I scores, this time in $1 million Pattison Canadian International Oct. 16 at the Toronto racetrack.
Son of Monsun won graded stakes in France and the U.S. for his owner/breeders Team Valor International and Gary Barber.
Live Oak Plantation's homebred Golden Hawk remained undefeated in two starts and completed a sweep of Woodbine's 2-year-old stakes this weekend for trainer Mark Casse with a win in the Grey Stakes (Can-III) Oct. 9.
Lady Eli's emerged in good order from her Oct. 9 victory in Belmont Park's Flower Bowl (gr. IT), the second start of her comeback from a long absence, in which she clinched a spot in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. I).
After defeating males to win the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland Oct. 8, Miss Temple City is expected to face males again in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park.
Keeneland’s $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. I) will be broadcast live today on NBC Sports Network from 6-6:30 p.m. EDT.
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