A visual look at some of the new stallions for 2017, arranged in alphabetical order.
Racing newcomer Dan Schafer has reached an agreement with the owners of War Story to race the horse with his starting slot in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (gr. I) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park.
Monster Racing Stables' Delta Bluesman will attempt to return to winning form in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 1 at Gulfstream Park after finishing a disappointing sixth in the Nov. 5 TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).
Team Valor International and Green Lantern Stables' drew post 4 in Saturday's $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes (gr. IIIT). The 1 1/8-mile race for fillies and mares on the Santa Anita turf has attracted nine entries.
Luis Quinones is closing out a strong 2016 in memorable fashion as the jockey grabbed the 1,000th victory of his career Dec. 28 at Mahoning Valley Race Course.
The Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service took a big step toward changing rules on withholding and reporting in respect to pari-mutuel winnings Dec. 29.
Footage from California Chrome's work on December 29, 2016 at Los Alamitos and comments from Art Sherman
When Carleigh Fedorka joined the Chesapeake Farm staff in front of a TV to watch a promising homebred earn his first career victory by 13 3/4 lengths in March 2009, she had no idea how deeply she'd eventually be connected to the big gray gelding.
Rain in the forecast forced a change in California Chrome's training schedule in preparation for the Jan. 28 Pegasus World Cup (gr. I), but it didn't alter the standard mood on the deck at Schwanie's At The Gap Dec. 29.
In his first start since the Preakness, Fusaichi Pegasus delivered memorable victory.
Graham Motion, who has made a habit of swooping in to win graded grass races in Southern California, will look to add another to the list on the final day of 2016 in the $300,000 American Oaks (gr. IT).
With top California sprinter Masochistic denied entry in the wake of his post-race positive after the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), five will head postward in the $100,000 Midnight Lute Stakes (gr. III).
An attorney for Ramon Preciado said the trainer does not plan to appeal three recent decisions to revoke his license by the stewards at Parx Racing as well as the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission.
Masochistic was not allowed to enter the Dec. 31 Midnight Lute Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park because he lacks a clean drug test following his positive post-race test for stanozolol after the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).
Bolstered by a mandatory payout in the Buckeye Pick 6 in which bettors wagered more than $243,000 into the Jackpot carryover, Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course registered an all-time record handle for the second consecutive day.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Oscar Nominated is set to finish off a productive 2016 campaign Dec. 31 at Gulfstream Park with a start in the $75,000 Tropical Park Derby, a 1 1/16-mile turf event for 3-year-olds.
Malibu, La Brea, Mathis Brothers Mile, San Simeon, Arima Kinen, Tiffany Lass Overnight, Margate, Griffin Trophy, Chek Keng Handicap
While the richest race in the world closes in on its debut, organizers of the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup (gr. I) are already identifying future innovations.
A New York-based veterinarian has been suspended by regulators for falsely submitting health certificates for three horses seeking to enter the grounds at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Not that the horse had a choice, but Masochistic now holds the dubious distinction of being the center of not one, but two racing scandals.
Donegal Racing has partnered with Jerry and Ronnie Frankel to run grade I winner Keen Ice in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup (gr. I) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park, Donegal’s Jerry Crawford confirmed Dec. 27.
Both of the weekend's grade I winners at Santa Anita Park—Constellation and Mind Your Biscuits—passed through a Keeneland auction as yearlings and were offered through an Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training sale.
Officials with the State of Louisiana's Department of Agriculture have installed a quarantine on Barn 14 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots after a horse residing in that barn tested positive for equine herpes virus.
Bob McCreery, breeder of a pair of European classic winners, died Dec. 24, reported Racing Post. He was 86.
Beginning Jan. 1, BloodHorse will update its style for reporting group and graded stakes to conform with the International Cataloguing Standards.
A. Bronson Thayer, husband of Tampa Bay Downs co-owner Stella Thayer, died Dec. 24 at age 77. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Thayer, a prominent banker in Tampa, died after a battle with prostate cancer.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Arrogate is set for a start in the Jan. 1 San Pasqual (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park, as long as the talented son of Unbridled's Song emerges in good order from a Dec. 27 bullet work.
The Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association announced Dec. 26 that it has reached an agreement with Gulfstream Park on a purse contract for 2017.
Loooch Racing Stables, Imaginary Stables, and Raquel Ritchie realized a quick return on investment with recently purchased Conquest Enforcer as he led to win Santa Anita Park's last race Dec. 26, the $200,000 Mathis Brother Mile Stakes (gr. IIT).
After a quality third-place run in the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), Mind Your Biscuits trained back in New York, then returned to California to grind out a grade I victory Dec. 26 in the $300,000 Malibu Stakes.
In an impressive first race back after a 22-month layoff, Bettys Bambino proved that he hadn't lost his old form when he stormed home to win by 2 1/2 lengths in the San Simeon Stakes at Santa Anita Park Dec. 26.
Constellation won her first start for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer Nov. 12 in the City of Phoenix Stakes at Turf Paradise then took a significant step up Dec. 26 to gamely win the La Brea Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.
Gainesway Stable's Danzatrice impressed onlookers with a facile 7 1/4-length victory in the $50,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes Dec. 26 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Delta Prince, a 3-year-old maiden and half brother to three-time Eclipse Award winner Royal Delta and grade I winner Crown Queen, made his third start a winning one in Gulfstream Park's eighth race Dec. 26 for trainer Jimmy Jerkens.
Five months after Mind Your Biscuits became Robert Falcone's first graded stakes winner, the chestnut colt will attempt to become a grade I winner when he heads a field of nine as the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the $300,000 Malibu Stakes Dec. 26.
End of the year a time for reflection in print
One of the favorite memories evoked around bucolic Mill Ridge Farm is the tale of Begum, a daughter from the first crop of the legendary Alydar who was given a chance by the farm's founder Alice Chandler to overcome odds previously not tackled.
A look at some of the horses named for the holidays.
For horse players, the best holiday gift comes the day after Christmas, which is the traditional opening day of the winter meet at Santa Anita Park.
Champion and classic winner Nyquist, who is set to stand his first season at Darley in 2017, is currently recovering at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute after undergoing successful colic surgery Dec. 22.
Dual grade I winner Wild Dude is now under the care of Irish conditioner Michael Halford and could start next at Meydan Racecourse in the Dubai World Cup Carnival meet, according to The National.
In open letter to the industry, Jockey Club president James Gagliano calls for support of improved out-of-competition testing rules.
The Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Fund is producing features on people who have benefitted from the millions of fund dollars invested into local economic development, farm expansion, and job creation. Following is the series' second feature.
Bluff, a gelded son of Tapit who finished sixth in the 2015 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) for former owner Fox Hill Farm, could be bound for the Jebel Ali Stakes after winning a test over 1,950 meters at Jebel Ali Racecourse in Dubai Dec. 23.
A GoFundMe page has been established to raise money to help offset medical costs for jockey Bryce Alderson, who suffered injuries in a spill during a race at Tampa Bay Downs on Dec. 21.
Bill Mooney, the award-winning turf writer who ranks among Thoroughbred racing’s premier historians, has been recognized by Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and the Kentucky Senate for his contributions to the horse industry.
Discovery Stakes (gr. III) winner Sticksstatelydude will be given a break from competition with plans for the colt to return in spring or summer 2017, according to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.
We looked at the eight stallions in the entire Harlan sire line as well as Storm Cat and Storm Bird and discovered that except for Storm Cat and one descendant of Harlan’s Holiday, this tribe rubs elbows very closely phenotypically.
Stallion Register has chronicled the sire lines through the century
Jess's Dream, a winning 4-year-old son of Horses of the Year Curlin and Rachel Alexandra, has been retired to J. Michael O'Farrell's Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla., where he'll stand in 2017 for a fee of $5,000 (stands and nurses).
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