Top Account will stand the 2003 season at Michael and Debra Lischin's Dutchess Views Farm near Pine Plains, N.Y.
Eric Nelson wants to return Playfair Race Course near Spokane, Wash., to its "glory days." On Oct. 31 the Washington Horse Racing Commission gave Nelson the go-ahead to start that process by granting him an operating license.
President Eric Hamelback gave a sense of urgency as he opened the most recent meeting of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club, saying "we need to make plans for control now."
The current set of 2003 Kentucky Derby glasses on the market have factual errors, making them instant collectors' items.
Jockey Julie Krone will return to riding Friday at Santa Anita. Krone, a Hall of Fame jockey, has not ridden since April of 1999. The race is also the first race for her mount, Justly Royal.
Shane Sellers' first win since August of last year came aboard a half-sister to grade I winner Excellent Meeting.
Cox Plate Winner Northerly will rest rather than contest next Tuesday's Melbourne Cup...Cup Jockey Damien Oliver mourns death of his brother, jockey Jason Oliver.
Nearly four years ago, Virginia Kraft Payson convinced herself it was time for a change. The breeder had been successfully racing her own stock, first with her late husband, Charles, then solo for about 20 years. However, in 1999, she decided to do an about-face and become a commercial breeder.
The Niarchos family and its Flaxman Holdings operation have enjoyed uncanny success in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT). Of the 22 starts made under the blue-on-blue Flaxman silks in Breeders' Cup races, 11 have been in the Mile.
Four agriculture officials from Russia toured horse farms, racetracks, and veterinary clinics the week of Oct. 18 at the invitation of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council met Thursday at Keeneland to discuss options to identify and enforce the prohibited use of erythropoietin (EPO).
Can't make it to Chicago? Many tracks around the country have special post times, handicapping seminars, and other events this Saturday.
Two-year-old fillies get a chance to run for $100,000 on the turf Thursday at Keeneland. Nine fillies are scheduled to fight it out in the Green River Stakes.
Aqueduct's opening day Wednesday features the grade III Discovery Handicap for 3-year-olds. Thirteen horses are entered for the race.
Shane Sellers, who has not ridden steadily since January of 2001, is returning to the saddle Wednesday at Keeneland.
After 220 hips through the ring at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearlings sale, a filly from the family of Dancethruthedawn, hip #77, has brought the highest price of $300,000.
Keeneland had a number of Breeders' Cup contenders on the grounds Monday morning making final preparations for Oct. 26.
Luis Chavez heads to New York... Dan Pride to Darley...Countdown to the Breeders' Cup in Saratoga...National Museum of Racing seeks works by Henry Koehler...Churchill stakes deadline approaches.
John Deere's role in New York Showcase Day this Saturday will include sponsorship of one of the day's richest races, the Mohawk Handicap.
Raina Covington breaks her maiden at Meadowlands...Bally's to host handicapping championship.
Del Mar Show tops Friday's Cliff Hanger Handicap at Meadowlands.
Lucille Little, wife of breeder W. Paul Little, died in Lexington Tuesday at the age of 93.
Danthebluegrassman and Sky Terrace headline Friday's feature at Keeneland.
Ten jumpers, including the race's two previous winners, pre-entered for the Oct. 19 Breeders' Cup Steeplechase (NSA-I).
As North America looks toward the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, fans of Australian racing are preparing for three of the country's biggest group I events.
Turf distaffers will get the opportunity to fight for $500,000 on Friday in Keeneland's WinStar Galaxy Stakes (gr. IIT).
Five of the nine fillies scheduled to run in the $400,000 Walmac International Alcibiades Stakes are stakes winners or stakes-placed.
Include will be back at Meadowlands Friday night for another shot at the Meadowlands Cup (gr. II), a race that eluded him last year, when he came up two necks short of the top prize as the odds-on favorite.
A Kentucky-bred son of Kingmambo topped four 2-year-olds in Wednesday's Somerville Tattersalls Stakes (Eng-III) at Newmarket.
Harlem isn't anywhere near Belmont Park, but musicians from the Harlem Jazz Festival are one of the new additions to this year's New York Showcase Day Oct. 19.
The fields for some of Turfway's four stakes races Saturday beyond the Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) are shaping up nicely.
Bob Baffert has more than half of Wednesday's Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) field in his barn. Perhaps he's simply stacking the deck--if one of Baffert's horses wins the race, it will be his seventh straight victory in the event.
Ten-year-old Bet On Sunshine has been retired after reaggravating a chronic injury in his left front suspensory ligament.
Private Emblem avenged his New York Derby loss to Trial Prep with a win over that colt and No Parole in Wednesday's Albany Stakes at Saratoga.
Seven 2-year-old fillies are listed as possible for Sunday's $100,000 Sorority Stakes at Monmouth Park.
Dancethruthedawn and Summer Colony, who finished a nose apart after a competitive stretch duel in the Pimlico Breeders' Cup Distaff Handicap (gr. III), meet up in Friday's Personal Ensign Handicap.
Islington captured her second straight group I win Wednesday with an outstanding performance in the Ashton Upthorpe Yorkshire Oaks at York.
Country Reel became Danzig's 172nd stakes winner Wednesday with his win in the Scottish Equitable Gimcrack Stakes (Eng-II) at York.
Early indicators are that the field for Sunday's Oklahoma Derby (gr. III) will be a competitive one.
The American Graded Stakes committee has raised the minimum purse amounts necessary for a race to be considered for graded status.
Jockey Club Round Table transcript available...Keeneland's Jerry Neff to retire...Meadowlands announces fall schedule...Volk named to Nebraska commission...Equine Advocates host annual event...Rood & Riddle Grand Prix approaches.
Two of steeplechasing's top horses are among the six entered for Thursday's A.P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase Handicap.
Woodbine Entertainment reported Monday that 32 Thoroughbreds were killed in Sunday's barn fire at Woodbine Racecourse near Toronto, Ontario. The damage estimate was set at $3 million.
Prince Faisal Salman, the younger brother of Prince Ahmed Salman, will assume his brother's role as head of The Thoroughbred Corporation.
TVG to air from Saratoga...Blythe Miller injured in fall...Public invited to Hall of Fame ceremony and autograph session...Ray Sibille injured...Irish Fest at Arlington.
A son of Carson City wins the group III Champagne Victor Vintage Stakes at Goodwood.
The chestnut son of Dr. Fager was the last horse on the Tartan Farms property in Ocala, Fla.
The Virginia track ended its meet with increases in attendance and handle.
Two-year-old Freedom's Daughter won the first stakes at Saratoga this season with a length victory in Wednesday's Schuylerville Stakes.
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