Australia's newly minted Horse of the Year Winx heads to the W.S. Cox Plate (Aus-I) later this month after vanquishing just two opponents in the Caulfield Stakes (Aus-I) Oct. 8 for her 12th consecutive victory.
While the weather offered up a perfect fall day in Saturday, Oct. 8, in Lexington, the power at Keeneland and in the surrounding area was out.
After two hours of discussion Oct. 7 about the ongoing dates dispute in Northern California, the California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee made a recommendation for the regulatory agency's full monthly meeting Oct. 20.
Newtown Anner Stud homebred Laganore reaches milestone at Newmarket Oct. 7
Dancing Rags seized the advantage from early leader Caroline Test in early stretch, then powered home to a clear win in the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 7 at Keeneland.
Jump Sucker Stable's Blacktype will try for a fourth straight victory and third straight graded stakes score against an expected eight rivals in the Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) on a holiday Monday Oct. 10 card at Belmont Park.
Nothing could stop Green Lantern Stables' A. P. Indian as he blazed toward the Keeneland finish line Oct. 7 in the $250,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (gr. II).
It was a move trainer Doug O'Neill hopes will bring him to the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita on Nov. 5.
The 2016 Fall Turf Festival at Gulfstream Park West is on schedule to start Oct. 8, having emerged unscathed from the threat of Hurricane Matthew that prompted a three-day postponement.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien continues his raid on Newmarket's group Is, enjoying a 1-2 finish in the Dubai Fillies' Mile Oct. 7 as Rhododendron led in Hydrangea by a clear margin; both are now under consideration for next month's Breeders' Cup.
Steps to Heaven wins Oct. 2 in Panama
The inaugural edition of the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards Sponsored by Godolphin concluded Oct. 7 at Keeneland. Winners were honored in five categories along with runners-up.
International Federation of Horseracing Authorities chairman Louis Romanet outlined a history and achievements of the organization at the International Conference of Horseracing Authorities Oct. 3 in France.
The Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards presented by Godolphin recognize and reward the outstanding talent, diligence and commitment of the farm and racing stable staff who are at the heart of our sport.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps six graded stakes races at Belmont and Keeneland.
Creator, the 3-year-old colt by Tapit who won the 2016 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and Arkansas Derby (gr. I), has been sold by WinStar Farm and Bobby Flay to the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association.
Confident federal courts will smile on his opinion that state "jail-time" rules restricting when and where a claimed horse can race go against federal commerce laws, among others, owner Jerry Jamgotchian will file another lawsuit Oct. 7.
Two Hearts Farm and Don Janes' Fioretti will attempt to join Excitable Lady (1982-83) as the only repeat winners of the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) when she faces seven opponents Oct. 8 at Keeneland.
Darley sire has top seller each day of Book 1
NBC plans racing broadcasts on Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9.
Obviously will take his fifth shot at the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) after a run in the grade II City of Hope Mile.
Dionne Benson, executive director of the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium, submitted this letter to BloodHorse on the 2015 methocarbamol positive in Kentucky of trainer Graham Motion which was upheld Oct. 11 by the KHRC.
Nov. 7 sale has 160 selected offerings.
In a short field of five starters for the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 9, three graded stakes winners will try to capitalize on grade I winner I'm a Chatterbox's one-for-three record at Keeneland.
The Oct. 8 stakes come fast and furious, so here is a handy-dandy schedule to get you tied on.
We tend to forget or simply overlook those hard-knocking, consistent horses, who do not possess the talent of the major stars, but still show up every time.
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Churchill Downs’ September meet posted strong handle growth this year, with all-sources and average daily wagering up 13.9% during the 11-day stand that concluded Oct. 2.
Sought After gelding is still fast, but has learned to relax during workouts.
Despite reservations expressed by owner J. Paul Reddam after what he called "the worst performance of (Nyquist's) life" in the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II), the Uncle Mo colt will target the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
A group of Florida breeders has asked a circuit court judge to compel the FTBOA to include a slate of proposed changes in the agenda for an annual membership meeting Oct. 20.
After a narrow victory in the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT), Beach Patrol will try for a second straight graded stakes win against other 3-year-olds on the turf Oct. 8 in the Hill Prince Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.
The hum of nearby Interstate 210 was all that was audible from the Santa Anita Park grandstand before trainer Jerry Hollendorfer broke the silence with the sharp "beep" of his stopwatch as Songbird began her workout from the half-mile pole Oct. 6.
Mongolian Saturday, a surprise winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) at Keeneland, makes his first start of the year in the U.S. in the Oct. 8 Woodford Stakes (gr. IIIT) in Lexington.
The 106th Champagne Stakes (gr. I) may not have pointed out the best 2-year-old colt, but it certainly pointed out the two best 2-year-old colts.
Former Florida sire Hunters Bay will be introduced to Ontario breeders during an Adena Springs North open house being held Oct. 8 from noon to 3 p.m. EDT.
Maybe not as strong as any of the four grade Is on Belmont's Oct. 8 program, but the Kelso Handicap (gr. II) is an intriguing one-turn mile with a field of seven.
Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson appears set to continue his tear through the top-level sprints on the Southern California circuit in the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I) Oct. 8 at Santa Anita Park.
John Ferguson goes to $2.8 million for the session-topper
St. Elias Stable's Nonna Mela routed a field of well-meant juvenile fillies Aug. 19 in the Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at nearly 9-1 odds, but the daughter of Arch will be no bargain Oct. 10 in the $400,000 Frizette Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.
While this year's $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (gr. I) lacks superstar power, the field of six older horses is an interesting mix of consistent veterans and less consistent types who have at times flashed talent.
Training titans of both coasts will square off in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes (gr. I) at a flat mile Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.
The New York Racing Association's racing office was only able to drum up five rivals for Lady Eli in the $500,000 Flower Bowl Stakes (gr. IT) for older fillies and mares Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.
Tepin aims to become the first horse to win the First Lady (gr. IT) in consecutive seasons. Her connections hope the race sets her up for a Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) repeat Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park.
Pure Sensation will try for a third straight stakes win sprinting on the grass when he faces an expected nine other starters in the $150,000 Belmont Turf Sprint Invitational Stakes Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.
Classic Empire needs to get over his problems leaving the starting gate, but if he does so, he looks to be the top runner in the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland.
Keeneland milestone trophy program, which honors the track's most successful owners, has added a gold vase.
An extremely deep roster will take a crack at the $1 million purse of the Shadwell Turf Mile. Last year's winner Grand Arch will tackle invaders from every direction as a half dozen grade I winners square off.
After watching Godolphin Racing's Frosted breeze Oct. 5 at Greentree Training Center, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin confirmed the gray son of Tapit will train up to the Breeders' Cup.
Through the first nine months of 2016, pari-mutuel wagering is slightly up and purses are slightly down compared with the same nine months of 2015.
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