Sarah's Secret, whose unbeaten streak ended at four when she weakened in the San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) this summer, returns to action in the $100,000 Harold Ramser Sr. Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Santa Anita turf Oct. 16.
A.U. Miner, who earned a second automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II) by virtue of winning the Greenwood Cup at Parx Racing, has been disqualified from the first-place purse earned in that July 16 victory.
Maggi Moss has retired multiple stakes winner Native Ruler from racing for stallion duty in 2012 at Abraham's Equine Clinic near Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Charles White's Sundance Thoroughbreds will stand graded stakes-placed Silver Mountain in 2012 at Don and Dana Myers' Swifty Farms near Seymour, Ind.
Don Gato, a 5-year-old son of Storm Cat, will stand in 2012 at Royal Pegasus near Lexington.
- By Esther Marr
This Saturday morning, Oct. 15, the retired multiple graded stakes-winning mare Lotka, an Our Mims resident, will be featured at Keeneland's 'Breakfast with the Works.' read blog
Stoll Keenon Ogden, a prominent Kentucky law firm, will be the presenting sponsor of the 2011 Breeders' Cup post position draw luncheon at Churchill Downs Oct. 31, the Breeders' Cup announced.
Favored Somali Lemonade is on her way to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IIT) after sweeping to victory in the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT) on a yielding Keeneland grass course Oct. 13.
David Cohen reached a personal milestone Oct. 13 at Belmont Park when he won the ninth race aboard Bobs Pinup Girl ($18.80) in a photo finish for his 1,000th career victory.
A top jockey has handed in his racing license in protest of British horse racing's new whip rules, after incurring two bans in the first week of their implementation.
The Book 2 portion of the Tattersalls October yearling sale ended its three-day run with a bang as the most expensive horse of the auction was sold. The son of Exceed and Excel bought 260,000 guineas ($427,718).
Massachusetts is on the fast track to expand gambling after the State Senate passed a bill Oct. 13 authorizing three destination resort casinos and one slots facility.
Petionville, whose 41 stakes winners include grade I winner Island Fashion, will stand in 2012 at Mike Jester's Penn Ridge Farm near Harrisburg, Pa.
As Union Rags prepares for a run in the Nov. 5 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile, his owner/breeder Phyllis Wyeth took some time to reflect on the horse's fairytale-like story, comparing it to that of the great Seabiscuit.
Redwood has been pegged as the slight 4-1 morning line favorite for the $1.5 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) at Woodbine Oct. 15 as a record 16 horses were entered.
Jason, Evan, and Tim Holland of TwinSpires.com handicap the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S. at Keeneland this week. watch video
An internationally-loaded field of 11 was drawn for the 1 1/4-mile E.P Taylor (Can-IT), which is the second of three grade I races on Woodbine's Sunday card.
Prominent owners and trainers are stepping up to the plate to support New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program by pledging a percentage of their purse earnings from this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Frankel, the unbeaten 3-year-old colt in Britain, will try to win his ninth straight race Oct. 16 in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) at the inaugural British Champions Day at Ascot.
Perfect in four starts this year, Zayat Stables' Prayer for Relief will try to pick off another lucrative stakes purse Oct. 16 when he leads a field of 12 in the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park.
Four D Stable's Turallure continued his preparations for an expected run in the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs by working five furlongs on the grass in 1:01 4/5 Oct. 13 under jockey Julien Leparoux.
Patchen Princess, a white Thoroughbred, will make her career debut at Keeneland Oct. 14 in the sixth race, a $50,000 maiden race for 2-year-old fillies at six furlongs on the main track.
Rocky Bar, a stakes-winning son of In Excess, will stand the 2012 breeding season at E.A. Ranches near Santa Ysabel, Calif.
- By Steve Haskin
The first inclination would be to dismiss Dullahan's chances in the Juvenile, based on his two mediocre performances over the Churchill Downs dirt surface in his first two career starts. That would be a mistake. read blog
New York regulators revoked Rick Dutrow's license for at least 10 years and fined him $50,000 for what they said has been a pattern of rules violations by the controversial trainer.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Three big winners the weekend of October 8-9 add to Mr. Greeley's growing legacy. Alan Porter also discusses the late Mr. Greeley's affinity for mares containing Fappiano.
Grade I winner Courageous Cat will stand at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., following his retirement from racing.
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