Barretts concluded its two-day October yearling sale in Southern California with an overall average price of $16,881, an increase of 19.5% from 2010.
Lenny and Steve discuss Union Rags' Champagne, the Keeneland Polytrack, and cutbacks at Santa Anita. Plus, John Phillips of Darby Dan Farm talks about Winter Memories. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Team Valor International will fire two shots in a bid to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) for the second straight year. State of Play and Lucky Chappy will represent the stable.
A disagreement between a shareholder in the stallion Lemon Drop Kid and Lane's End Stallions was aired in federal court in Lexington on Oct. 12, with U.S. District Judge Jennifer B. Coffman delaying a ruling.
Midnight Interlude, the unluckiest of losers in two starts on the turf at Del Mar this summer, heads a field of 14 entered in the $150,000 Oak Tree Derby (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Oct. 15.
Spendthrift Farm's multiple grade II winner Crown of Thorns has been retired from racing. Breeding plans are undecided.
Jockey Julien Leparoux, who injured his right hand when he was thrown from Here Comes Frazier in the Oct. 9 Bourbon Stakes (gr. IIIT), took off eight mounts on the Oct. 12 card at Keeneland.
The Book 2 portion of Tattersalls' October yearling sale generated increases of 18.8% in gross, 8.5% in average price, and 13.2% in median price from a year ago during its second session.
Proven over the Arlington Park turf course this year, grade II winner Willcox Inn switches Illinois venues to Hawthorne Racecourse for the first time in the $200,000 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT) Sponsored by TVG Oct. 15.
Former U.K. galloper December Draw has thrived in Australia and is the early favorite in this premier prep for the Melbourne Cup.
A documentary that chronicles the rise and fall of jockey Chris Antley and the horse Charismatic is scheduled to premiere on ESPN Oct. 18.
Jimmy Toner left the door open for a possible Breeders' Cup appearance by Winter Memories, if she runs well in Saturday's Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) and comes out of it in good order.
Flat Out, who dominated the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) earlier this month, was the first major Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) contender to arrive at Churchill Downs when he settled into Barn 47 Oct. 11.
Bred grade I winner Dream of Summer and her grade I winner Creative Cause read blog
A full field of 10, including past race winners Sea Rescue, Russell Road, and Ghostly Thunder, are set for the featured $500,000 West Virginia Breeders' Classic Oct. 15 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
Game On Dude, Havre de Grace, and Tizway probably control their own destiny. read blog
This week's nominees: Cape Blanco, Flat Out, Stacelita, Giant Ryan, Uncle Mo, Havre de Grace, Game On Dude. Read More
It will now cost $50 for the privilege of being denied Derby tickets. read blog
Tizway, who missed the Oct. 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) with a fever, shipped from his Saratoga barn and worked a mile in 1:38.47 over the Belmont Park main track Oct. 12.
A winner of consecutive graded stakes, Yummy With Butter will try to successfully stretch out to 1 1/8 miles when he leads a field of nine turf horses in the $100,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 15 at Belmont Park.
A look at first-crop yearling sires and next year's 2-year-old sales calendar
Trainer Joe Woodard won his 1,000th race Tuesday, Oct. 11, when he saddled Just Call'er to victory in the eighth race at Beulah Park.
Trainer Kelly Breen confirmed Oct. 12 that the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) will be the next start for Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Ruler On Ice.
Caulfield trainer Peter Moody is asked about multiple horses competing in the upcoming Australian races. Including undefeated Black Caviar and how much of a challenge Sepoy could be. watch video
Simon interviews Jockey Damien Oliver about his new movie The Cup and what it takes to win the upcoming Caulfield Cup. Damien talks about Caulfield Cup competitor Manighar. watch video
It will be speed vs. closing power as Summer Soiree and Winter Memories clash.
Led by two colts who each brought $100,000, the first session of the Barretts October Yearling Sale rose 47.15% in average, to $27,145. The 55 head sold at the Oct. 11 session grossed $1,493,000, up 42% from the 2010 gross.
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