Class Included, a big winner in the Pacific Northwest, takes on the top fillies and mares from across the continent for her hopeful Washington connections.
Although Wesley Ward believes Houyhnhnm Stable's Great Attack has a big chance to win the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, if the 5-year-old horse gets his picture taken in the winner's circle the trainer will not be in the photo.
He's Had Enough could make O'Neill's year even better in the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).
Around the Mark Casse barn, Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Filly (gr. I) candidate Spring in the Air is known as the "Little Zenyatta" for her dressage-like prancing.
Darley will host an open house at its Lexington farm during the November sale at Fasig-Tipton and the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Purchased for $22,000 as an OBS auction 2-year-old, Turbo Compressor has become a grade I winner and a near millionaire.
Despite poor visibility trackside due to fog, several European Breeders' Cup contenders managed their morning outings on both turf and dirt at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31.
European Breeders' Cup contenders including Filly & Mare Turf favorite The Fugue gallop on the turf course at Santa Anita Oct. 31. Watch Video
European Breeders' Cup contenders leave quarantine Oct. 31 at Santa Anita. Watch Video
Freddie Head, who won the Breeders' Cup Mile three times with Goldikova, talks about 2012 contender Moonlight Cloud, a filly running against the boys. Watch Video
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Trainer Mark Casse talks about Classic contender Pool Play and his other Breeders' Cup horses. Watch Video
Eric Kronfeld's Nereid has been declared out of the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) after sustaining a minor injury, according to trainer John Shirreffs.
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When Chad Reed's parents gave him a $5,000 budget to pick out a mare at the 2009 Keeneland November mixed sale at age 12, he never dreamed it would eventually result in a Breeders' Cup starter. read blog
In an effort to tell a more comprehensive history of Thoroughbred racing in North America, the National Museum of Racing will be expanding its Hall of Fame with a new category, Pillars of the Turf, beginning in 2013.
Five years after Chad Brown slapped the saddle on Stronach Stables' Ginger Punch to win the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff while subbing for Bobby Frankel, he is back with another top Stronach filly.
Nine-year-old stallion Latent Heat will relocate from Woods Edge Farm near Lexington to River Oaks Farm near Sulphur, Okla.
Cutting the number of Thoroughbred race dates in Ontario and reducing purses are some of the recommendations put forth by the government commissioned Horse Racing Transition Panel in a final report released Oct. 30.
Romney and Obama, aka Steve and Lenny, debate the Breeders' Cup picks, juvenile races, Bob Baffert and more! watch video
As temperatures drop, horse owners should begin to make changes in their horse's feeding program in preparation for winter. But what alterations are needed? Here are some points to consider when preparing to adjust a nutrition program for the colder weather.
"She's going to have to be dealt with on Friday," trainer Chad Brown remarked of Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf contender Zagora. "I have respect for the horses that have come over here, but mine is pretty good."
Steve Haskin reports the news of the day including the horses still to arrive, Royal Delta's superficial cut, works for Nonios and Beholder, and news of the European horses. Sponsored by Vinery Watch Video
Steve looks at Classic horses, and shares some Breeders' Cup photos. read blog
Ragozin figures provide a good way to assess true speed in a sale horse's family.
The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care has launched a redesigned website, TheHorse.com. Based on feedback from users, the new website offers a cleaner, more efficient user experience.
Aqueduct Racetrack will open for simulcasting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, while Belmont Park's simulcast facilities will remain closed for the day due to ongoing power outages as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
Trainer Bill Mott said Oct. 30 that a cut sustained by Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) favorite Royal Delta on her right hip was superficial and should not pose any problems for the daughter of Empire Maker.
Vineyard Haven, a multiple grade I winner, will stand in 2013 at John Sykes' Woodford Thoroughbreds near Reddick, Fla.
Sherry Parbhoo's Trinniberg may be 15-1 on the morning line for the $1.5 million Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), but his connections may see the race differently.
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer sent Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) contender Nonios to the track Oct. 30 for a four-furlong tuneup in preparation for the Nov. 3 World Championships and the colt responded with a bullet work.
The final shipment of European Breeders' Cup runners arrived at the quarantine barn at Santa Anita Park late the evening of Oct. 29, while others who had arrived earlier took to the track for the first time Oct. 30.
Hazardous will be taking a huge step in class as he goes from a $22,500 claiming event to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint.
The Breeders' Cup announced today that its "Text to Donate" campaign has received a contribution of $10,000 from the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.
The Criterium International (Fr-I) for 2-year-olds on Nov. 1 at Saint-Cloud attracted six entrants, among them a pair of familiar rivals in Pearl Flute and Us Law, both group III winners.
The connections of Pool Play figured last year the horse wouldn't race again because of a tendon injury, but given time and sharp training by Mark Casse, the horse has made it to the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Superstorm Sandy, whose winds tore up the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., and flooded the New York subway system, seems to have immediately displaced more humans than horses. But the storm's actual impact on horse owners might not be realized for days, some emergency responders say.
Dogwood Stable's dual graded stakes winner Aikenite has been retired from racing after re-injuring an ankle while prepping for his final appearance in the Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.
Son of grass champion English Channel heads into BC Turf with two straight grass wins.
Doug O'Neill discusses Breeders' Cup horses such as Handsome Mike and Richard's Kid. watch video
The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care has launched a redesigned website, TheHorse.com. Based on feedback from users, the new website offers a cleaner, more efficient user experience by prominently displaying popular content and organizing topics in an easy-to-use format.
Trainer Con Karakatsanis talks about Howmuchdoyouloveme. Watch Video
Owner Anthony Mithen talks about Winchester and the Melbourne Cup. Watch Video
Woodbine Entertainment Group will add 20-cent triactors to its live fractional betting menu through the end of the year.
Trainer Gai Waterhouse talks about her plethora of horses running during Melbourne Cup weekend. Watch Video
Having stunned the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) a year ago at odds of 20-1, reigning divisional champion Musical Romance seeks to defend her title in the 2012 edition of the race.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has launched a new eBet USA account wagering website with a multitude of new features and improvements.
WinStar Farm will hold its interactive contest centered on the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2-3.
Ron Geary, owner and president of Ellis Park, has been named the 25th winner of the Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award given by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners Association.
Owner Dean Reeves talks about Breeders' Cup Classic contender Mucho Macho Man Oct. 30. watch video
The connections of Ireland's Coolmore Stud have purchased a 50% interest in multiple graded stakes winner Shanghai Bobby, installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite for the Nov. 3 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).
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