Under regular rider Victor Espinoza, California Chrome worked five furlongs at his Los Alamitos base the morning of Oct. 11 in :59 3/5 in preparation for the upcoming Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
English and Irish classic winner Australia, the brilliant son of Galileo and U.S. and European champion Ouija Board, has been retired and will begin his stud career in 2015 at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.
Jockey Anthony Stephen was back galloping horses for trainer Jonathan Sheppard at Keeneland on the morning of Oct. 10, after being taken to the hospital when thrown following the third race a day earlier.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2014 winter mixed sale begins Tuesday, Oct. 14, with a total of 575 horses cataloged for the two day-auction.
Fast Anna and Little Alexis prepared for their trips to Santa Anita Park and the upcoming Breeders' Cup the morning of Oct. 11 at Gulfstream Park with quick five-furlong works that pleased both their trainers.
Star French filly Treve is to remain in training next year instead of retiring as earlier announced after she won the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) for the second straight year Oct. 5 at Longchamp.
Five-time Olympic skiing champion Bode Miller plans to follow his friend, Hall of Fame member Bob Baffert, into the training ranks when he retires.
The Jim McKay Maryland Million has attracted 188 pre-entries to the nine stakes races on the Oct. 18 card at Laurel Park.
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announced Oct. 10 the addition of Richard W. Palmer, Daisy Phipps Pulito, and Beverly R. Steinman to its board of trustees.
Golden Gate Fields has earned re-accreditation from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Safety and Integrity Alliance, the NTRA announced Oct. 9.
French champion jockey Olivier Peslier will not renew his contract as rider of first call for prominent French owners/breeders Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, concluding a 12-year relationship at the end of 2014.
Ballena Vista Farm, in conjunction with WinStar Farm, announced the acquisition of grade I winner Bluegrass Cat for relocation to Donald and Karen Cohn's Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, Calif., for the 2015 season.
Coming off a victory in the Noble Damsel Stakes (gr. IIIT) in her U.S. debut, George Bolton and Peter Leidel's Annecdote tops a solid field of 12 older fillies and mares entered in the Athenia Stakes (gr. IIIT).
While the issue of sports wagering in New Jersey is still tied up in court, Monmouth Park is staying ahead of the curve in case it is approved by forming a group to provide oversight.
Sire Hunters Bay has been relocated and will stand the 2015 season at Joseph and Helen Barbazon's Pleasant Acres Stallions near Morriston, Fla.
John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington has released its stallion roster and fees for 2015, headed by Stormy Atlantic and Midnight Lute at $25,000 live foal stands and nurses.
According to the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings through Oct. 5, Just a Way, a group I winner in Japan this season, is the top ranked horse in the world with a rating of 130.
Santa Anita Park and the New York Racing Association announced an all-new $2 wager called the "Belmont/Santa Anita Cross-Country Double," which will link Belmont Park's final race each day to a selected race at Santa Anita.
Bill Gates has purchased Rancho Paseana from weight-loss guru and horse owner Jenny Craig for $18 million, according to a published report.
Zach Madden has joined the team at Millennium Farms as the head of customer relations, it was announced Oct. 8.
The Paris, Ky., farm's top sire War Front will remain at $150,000 for the 2015 breeding season.
Grade I winners Minorette and Personal Diary top a field of nine 3-year-old fillies entered for the 31st running of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane's End (gr. IT) at Keeneland Oct. 11.
TVG has launched what it calls "the first fully integrated horseracing betting App on the iPad," the racing network and wagering company announced Oct. 8.
Olly Tait, chief operating officer of Darley, will leave the organization in November, concluding a tenure of 15 years, Darley announced Oct. 8.
French classic winner and prominent sire Soviet Star died Oct. 7 at Ballylinch Stud in Ireland. He was 30.
Undefeated champion Shared Belief turned in a handy half-mile workout Oct. 7 at Golden Gate Fields as he prepares for his expected start in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) next month.
A coalition representing racing and breeding interests in Texas has retained an attorney to assist in the continued push for historical race wagering, an electronic form of wagering based on previously run horse races.
About 300 owners, prospective owners, and other industry stakeholders are expected to participate in the first Thoroughbred Owners Conference Oct. 13-16 in Lexington.
Prominent European horseman Alec Head was presented with the Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit following the 48th Annual International Conference of Horseracing Authorities Oct. 6 in Paris, France.
Grade II winner Ive Struck a Nerve and stakes winner Awesome Bet will join the stallion roster at Peach Lane Farms near Opelousas, La. for the 2015 season.
Euro Charline, winner of the Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) this summer, will miss the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) Oct. 11 at Keeneland after developing lameness in her right hind ankle.
Silver Deputy, a major North American sire in the 1990s and early 2000s, was euthanized Oct. 4 at Fred Seitz's Brookdale Farm near Versailles, Ky., due to the infirmities of age at age 29.
Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I) winner Don't Tell Sophia will prepare at Keeneland for her planned start in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).
Lankan Rupee, the world's highest-rated sprinter, was recently named Australia's Horse of the Year for the 2013-14 season.
Jacks or Better Farm's homebred Sing Praises nosed out Royal Squeeze Oct. 4 to win the In Reality Division of the Florida Sire Stakes Series at Gulfstream Park.
Stakes-producing dam Dance Lessons died Sept. 28 of natural causes at owner Fred Pace's farm in Trapp, Ky. She was 15.
Trainer Joan Petrowski won her 1,000th race Oct. 3, when she sent out Dynamo Run to victory in the first race at Northlands Park.
Quality Rocks, winner of the Arlington-Washington Lassie in her most recent start, will put her undefeated streak on the line Oct. 8 in the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT).
Wildcat Brief, a grade I-placed son of Forest Wildcat, will stand in 2015 at Foxfield Farm near Oxford, Pa.
Breeders' Cup said Oct. 3 it will not permit trainer Doug O'Neill to enter horses for this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships "due to recent administrative action" in New York.
Eight-time grade I winner and racing superstar Game on Dude is coming to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, Ky., the farm announced Oct. 3.
Alpha, a son of leading sire and fellow Darley stallion Bernardini -- and the first horse to win both the Travers and the Woodward in nearly 15 years -- has been retired to Becky Thomas' Sequel Stallions in New York.
Hall of Fame rider Kent Desormeaux is recovering from five fractured ribs and a bruised lung in Covina, Calif., where he and his wife, Rosie, recently bought a home, according to trainer Bob Hess, a longtime friend.
Victor Espinoza, to begin a seven-day suspension Oct. 4 for his ride on Sky Kingdom in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) a week earlier, says he will not appeal the stewards decision against him.
Stuart Slagle, currently racing secretary at Hastings Racecourse, has been named new Thoroughbred racing secretary at Woodbine, effective Nov. 10.
Owner-breeder Jon S. Kelly and Stronach Group executive Mike Rogers have been named to the board of trustees of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
West Point founder Terry Finley is running for New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association president against two-term incumbent Rick Violette Jr.
TVG's on-site high-definition coverage of the "Fall Stars Weekend" at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington will include a number of production enhancements.
Bahamian Squall captured his first race in more than a year in impressive fashion Oct. 2, taking over on the turn into the homestretch and continuing on to a 1 1/4-length victory at rainy Gulfstream Park.
Trainer Todd Pletcher, regularly a dominant force in New York's 2-year-old landscape, sends out Paris Bikini as the favorite in the $200,000 Matron Stakes (gr. II) Oct. 5 at Belmont Park.
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