Images of some of the last offspring sired by the great A. P. Indy. View Slideshow
Market is stable during books one and two of the auction's catalog even without great support from John Ferguson and the absence Besilu Stables.
Frances V. Thompson, involved with racing for 40 years at racetracks in Florida and elsewhere, died at her home in Safety Harbor, Fla., of thyroid cancer on Sept. 11. She was 70.
Former jockey Charles Forrest saddled his first winner as a trainer when first-time starter Burning Vow rallied to win the fourth race at Laurel Park Sept. 14.
Hollywood Oaks (gr. II) winner Potesta suffered a career-ending condylar fracture to her left front leg during a morning workout Sept. 14 and was to undergo surgery that afternoon in an attempt to save her life.
TheHorse.com will present 'Equine Cushing's Disease (PPID),' a free Ask the Vet Live audio and Q&A event on Tuesday, Sept. 18th, at 8 p.m. EDT, sponsored by Boe
American stand-out Wise Dan and international Group 1 performer Cityscape clash in Sunday's Grade 1, C$1 million Woodbine Mile. The valuable prize has served as a major stepping stone to the Breeders' Cup Mile, a status further recognized by its designation as a "Win and You're In" event.
Godolphin's Certify justified 4-6 favoritism in Friday's Group 2 May Hill Stakes for juvenile fillies at Doncaster, just getting up to edge Purr Along by a head to remain unbeaten. The pair came eight lengths clear of third-placer Light Up My Life.
Trainer John Dunlop, who announced Thursday that he will be retiring at the end of the season, saddled the winner of Friday's Group 2 Doncaster Cup -- who was somewhat ironically named Times Up.
Woodbine kicks off a terrific weekend of turf stakes with a pair of Grade 2 events for Breeders' Cup-aspiring two-year-olds on Saturday. The C$250,000 Summer Stakes is a "Win and You're In" event for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, while its companion race, the C$250,000 Natalma Stakes, offers a berth to the Juvenile Fillies Turf. Each is contested at a mile.
Emma's Encore and Turbulent Descent are among the others targeting the Sept. 22 race at Belmont Park.
Zenyatta, winner of the 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and Horse of the Year in 2010, will be remembered for all-time by Santa Anita Park when the track unveils a life-sized statue of the great mare Sept. 29.
Trainer Bill Kaplan confirmed Friday that 2011 champion female sprinter Musical Romance will make her next start at Belmont Park in the Grade 2, $200,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap on September 22. The Gallant Bloom is run at 6 1/2 furlongs.
Ireland Unbridled, a 16-part series for horse enthusiasts produced by Unbridled TV, will premiere on racing network HRTV, beginning on Monday, Sept. 17 at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Arlington Park and all Illinois Trackside Off-Track Betting locations will unveil their new handicapping contest, "The Eliminator," on September 22. The contest allows players to earn a share of a $250 weekly prize, move on to subsequent rounds and eventually to the November 10 finals where the grand prize will be $1,000.
The Jockey Club on Friday reported that 2,620 stallions covered 39,838 mares in North America during 2011, according to statistics compiled through September 10, 2012. These breedings have resulted in 22,500 live foals of 2012 being reported to The Jockey Club on Live Foal Reports received as of September 10, 2012.
- By Tom LaMarra
Tom and Pete handicap the Kentucky Turf Cup at Kentucky Downs this weekend. watch video
- By Steve Haskin
Steve shares his images from the 2012 Saratoga meet. read blog
- By Ron Mitchell
Catherine Parke of Valkyre Stud, agent for Mr. and Mrs. William Currin, on the sale of hip #469, a Bernardini colt out of Wilshewed during the 2012 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. watch
Taylor Made Sales Agency will hold its annual "RNA Party" on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the yearling complex at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Kentucky. The event will be held from 5:30-9 p.m. ET.
TJC releases its Live Foal Report: Crop of 2012 at 22,500; down 4.5% from last year. When all the reporting is done the foal crop should weigh in at 24,700 foals.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
First Samurai is regaining considerable momentum this year, and sits third on the table of leading sires of 2-year-olds and fourth on the third-season sire rankings.
Catherine Parke of Valkyre Stud, agent for Mr. and Mrs. William Currin, on the sale of hip #469, a Bernardini colt out of Wilshewed during the 2012 Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
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