Spendthrift Farm's homebred Moonwalk lived up to her name on Thursday in the Grade 3, $150,000 Jessamine by slipping through on the inside to score a nose victory under jockey Corey Lanerie. The Dale Romans trainee just held as Kitten's Point rallied late on the outside, but managed to hold on while finishing 1 1/16 miles on the firm Keeneland turf in 1:45.
The Aiden O'Brein-trained 3-year-old Imperial Monarch drew position 10 of 11 and was installed as the 3-1 favorite on the morning line for the Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine Oct. 14.
Siyouma, a group I winner at Newmarket last month, is the 3-1 morning line favorite for the $1 million E. P. Taylor Stakes (gr. IT) at Woodbine Oct. 14.
Longshot Moonwalk earned a hard-fought nose victory in the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 11 at Keeneland, likely punching her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. I).
Book 1 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale in England saved the best for last. During the third and final session of the auction Oct. 11, a son of Galileo named Hydrogen commanded 2.5 million guineas ($4,200,609).
Putyourdreamsaway leads a field of nine juvenile fillies entered for the $300,000 My Dear Girl Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes series at Calder Casino & Race Course Oct. 13.
The connections of City Wolf hope the five-year-old Giant's Causeway horse gets untracked Oct. 14 in the $150,000 Durham Cup Stakes (Can-gr. III).
Baryshnikov, a stakes winner and multiple grade II stakes-placed runner, has been retired from racing for stallion duty in 2013 at Oak Lodge USA near Paris, Ky.
Three-time British classic winner Camelot, most recently seventh in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), is being treated for colic, according to a Twitter post from Coolmore Stud.
Prodded by a rash of equine deaths at Aqueduct Racetrack last winter, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board Oct. 11 imposed what officials promised will be the first round of rules intended to make for safer racing.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced Thursday that several industry groups, including 13 prominent breeding farms in Kentucky, The Jockey Club, two racetracks of the Stronach Group, the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), Keeneland Association, Fasig-Tipton, Barretts Equine Limited and Ocala Breeders' Sales Company (OBS), have developed plans to provide funds beginning in 2013 to support the TAA's mission to accredit and raise funds for Thoroughbred aftercare facilities.
Trainer Clive Cox's 2-year-old stable star Reckless Abandon will bid to stay unbeaten when he starts in the Vision.ae Middle Park Stakes (Eng-I), one of two top-level races for juveniles Oct. 13 at Newmarket.
John Scott, who appears to have found a new lease on life at age five, heads a competitive eight-horse field in Saturday's $175,000 California Cup Classic, a race which headlines Santa Anita's 23rd annual Cal Cup Day for horses bred or foaled in the Golden State.
There's plenty of time between now and pre-entry day on Oct. 22, but based on a survey of several sources, there's a list of six definites, with only one of them based in Southern California
Trainer Graham Motion discusses the decision to run Animal Kingdom in Breeders' Cup Mile. Graham also expands on the training plan and recovery of Animal Kingdom. Watch Video
Tom and Pete handicap the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes at Keeneland this weekend. Watch Video
Multiple grade I winner Jackson Bend, who raced for Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito and owners Robert LaPenta and Fred Brei of Jacks or Better Farm, has been retired to stand for $5,000 at Journeyman Stud in 2013.
Several industry groups, including 13 prominent breeding farms in Kentucky, have developed plans to provide funds beginning in 2013 to support the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
Wayne Catalano talks about Stephanie's Kitten, who runs in the QEII on Saturday, including her prospects for the Breeders' Cup. Watch Video
Europe's leading 2-year-old, Dawn Approach, will put his unbeaten record on the line against five opponents Oct. 13 at Newmarket in the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I), Great Britain's marquee race for juveniles.
A fire at Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., destroyed a barn on the morning of Oct. 11 but no people or horses were injured.
The list of probables for the Breeders' Cup Classic will undoubtedly change before pre-entries are due on Oct. 22, but here's the best we know based on the information that's out there.
Trainer Graham Motion discusses the decision to run Animal Kingdom in Breeders' Cup Mile. Graham also expands on the training plan and recovery of Animal Kingdom.
Tom and Pete handicap the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes at Keeneland this weekend. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the QE II.
Trainer Wayne Catalano discusses Stephanie's Kitten and comments on what training for Ken Ramsey is like.
Researchers at the University of Guelph are seeking participation in a survey evaluating biosecurity practices at equine breeding farms.
"Equine recurrent uveitis has been an interest of mine for as long as I've been an ophthalmologist," began Brian C. Gilger, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVO. "Unfortunately, it's still an interest because we can't seem to get this disease under control."