Hansen, the 2-year-old champion of 2011 and winner of that year's Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been sold to South Korea, former owner Kendall Hansen confirmed Oct. 8.
Personal Ensign, who was seriously injured during her 2-year-old season, came back to win the 1988 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) and remain undefeated in 13 starts.
A Galileo colt sold late in the day for a European record price of 3.6 million guineas ($6,084,666) to M.V. Magnier on day one of Tattersalls' elite Book 1 session of its October yearling sale Oct. 8 in Newmarket.
NTRA president Alex Waldrop sees little chance of federal legislation to allow expanded Internet wagering any time soon but he does believe that states will continue to take the lead on the issue.
The Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau has secured widespread support for its new Tote Security System it will launch next month with plans for full implementation early next year.
The Malone Family Foundation, led by media magnate and philanthropist John C. Malone, has donated $6 million to Colorado State University's Orthopaedic Research Center.
Glenye Cain Oakford takes us through the Retired Racehorse Training Project event and asks various participants why they choose Thoroughbreds and former racehorses. watch video
Grade I winner Liaison has been retired from racing and will stand the 2014 breeding season at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington for a fee of $10,000.
Keeneland secured its sixth Simulcast Award for production excellence Oct. 8 at the International Simulcast Conference in Lexington. Keeneland director of broadcast services G. D. Hieronymous accepted the award.
Horse racing's decades-old video production of live racing through the pan shot was panned, and otherwise described as unimaginative when compared with other sporting events, during an industry conference Oct. 8.
Brodie Arnold, CEO of Melb Racing Club, discusses Caulfield Guineas Day. watch video
Jockey Damien Oliver discusses his mounts for Caulfield Guineas Day. watch video
George E. Chase, Sr., one of the founders of the Atlanta Steeplechase, died Sept. 16 of congestive heart failure in Gordonsville, Va., where he moved in 2010. He was 87 years old.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) contenders livened up the worktabs at Santa Anita Park and Churchill Downs Oct. 8, as Game On Dude cruised around his California base and Fort Larned and Will Take Charge drilled in Kentucky.
Robert Smerdon talks about his prospects for Caulfield Guineas Day, including Tennessee Spirit and Go Again. watch video
Paul Beshara discusses his prospects for Caulfield Guineas Day, including Richies Vibe. watch video
Mick Price talks about his prospects for Caulfield Guineas Day, including Cornrow, Devon Princess, and Lion of Belfort. watch video
Clinton McDonald talks about his prospects for Caulfield Guineas Day, including Cryptic Lady and Second Effort. Watch Video
- By Tom LaMarra
By 2016 the number of starters in Thoroughbred races is projected to be about 39% less than it was in 2003 based on Equibase statistics discussed Oct. 8 during the International Simulcast Conference in Lexington.
Peter Moody talks about the barn prospects for Caulfield Guineas Day, including Dissident, Weinholt, Floria, and Office Bearer. Watch Video
Ciaron Maher talks about the barn prospects for Caulfield Guineas Day, including Chloe in Paris and Moudre. Watch Video
Anthony Cummings talks about his barn prospects for Caulfield Guineas Day, including Good Prince and Cluster. Watch Video
Keeneland, Belmont Park, Europe, Indiana Downs, Santa Anita and more. view slideshow
David Greathouse, a second-generation horseman and partner in Four Star Sales, died Oct. 8 after an illness.
Chatain, a dual graded stakes winner, will move to Carrol Castille's Whispering Oaks Farm-Louisiana Stallion Station North near Carencro, La., for the 2014 breeding season, the farm announced Oct.8.
Retired jockey Julie Krone is among nine women named as inductees to the National Women's Hall of Fame. She will be formally inducted during a ceremony on Oct. 12 in Seneca Falls, N.Y.
Suffolk Downs has earned re-accreditation from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, officials said Oct. 8.
Split with Standardbreds keeps uniformity elusive. read blog
- By Tom LaMarra
Churchill Downs makes a big splash less than month before the World Championships. read blog
The Jockey Club and OSAF, which promotes Thoroughbred breeding and racing in Latin and South America, announced Oct. 7 The Jockey Club will host a Pan American Conference in 2015 in the New York area.
The 1989 Breeders' Cup Classic was a West Coast vs. East Coast showdown.
Researchers are brightening up the field of monitoring equine tendonitis healing: Recent study results suggest that the colors displayed by Doppler ultrasonography could help veterinarians better follow the healing processes of certain conditions, like tendonitis.
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