Darley Stable's homebred Etched held off a late rush by Kiss the Kid to win the $300,000 Meadowlands Cup (gr. II) Oct. 16 at the Meadowlands in New Jersey.
John Sykes' stallion Alke has been sold and will stand at Sawangjai Farms in Thailand in 2010. The 9-year-old son of Grand Slam had been standing at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Summerfield, Fla.
Dubai Majesty notched her second stakes win of season Oct. 16 at Keeneland, edging clear of Libor Lady in mid-stretch en route to a 1 1/4-length victory in the $116,700 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes.
John Gasper has been named general manager of Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery and will oversee day-to-day operations.
Book 3 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale ended Oct. 16 in England with a downturn from 2008 of 13.2% in gross revenue. The average price dropped 20%, and the median price was down 16.4%. The buy-back rate fell from 34.5% last year to 28.6% this year.
Because of a forecast for heavy rain in the New York area during the latter half of the week and weekend, the New York Racing Association moved the $100,000 Knickerbocker Handicap (gr. IIIT) to Oct. 22.
Three of the nation's elite sprinters and the top two local speedsters are among the 37 pre-entries for the 19th running of the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park Oct. 24.
Trainer Linda Rice answers your questions about her background, life as a trainer, her best horses, the training title at Saratoga, and more. Transcript is now available.
The Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has cancelled the 2009 Paddock Sale that was scheduled to be held at Hoosier Park Racetrack on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
Total handle through the five days of racing at Keeneland is up 9.83%, the Lexington racetrack announced Oct. 16.
Trainer Ken McPeek said Oct. 16 that he plans to send his Breeders' Cup juvenile quartet to Santa Anita on Oct. 19.
The richest night of racing in West Virginia history takes place Oct. 17 when the $2-million West Virginia Breeders Classics program is held at Charles Town Races & Slots.
The inaugural U.S. Steeplechase Championships are set to go Saturday, Oct. 17, with six events being conducted in Far Hills, New Jersey, and five races from the International Gold Cup in The Plains, Virginia.
Race dates for 2010 were approved for California by the state's horse racing board at its meeting Oct. 15, although the panel opted to wait until next month before giving authorization to the Northern California fair circuit, which requested more time to sort out details.
Claiming a horse would no longer be a blanket "buyer beware" scenario under a rule amendment approved for a 45-day public comment period by the California Horse Racing Board Oct. 15.
Weight gain and obesity in horses should be avoided to prevent insulin resistance, increased insulin and leptin blood levels, and laminitis, and to maintain a healthy metabolic state.
Following the death of four jump horses on opening day at Wetherby Racecourse and Conference Centre in England, the track will be investigated by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), according to an article today (Oct. 16) on horseandhound.co.uk.
The Texas Equine Veterinary Association (TEVA) and the Podiatry Center at Reata Equine Hospital are hosting the Second Annual Texas Equine Podiatry Conference on Nov. 12-14, 2009, in Fort Worth, Texas. Hot on the heels of last year's very successful Podiatry meeting in Weatherford, Texas, this event promises to deliver even more information and pract...
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