Castleton Lyons near Lexington has announced that Gio Ponti, the three-time Eclipse Award winner and earner of more than $6.1 million, will stand for $15,000 in 2015, unchanged from the prior year.
Big Brown, who ranks seventh among North America's leading third-crop sires and has nine stakes winners this year, will stand for $8,500 at Dutchess Views Farm near Pine Plains, N.Y., in 2015.
Recently retired jockey Rosie Napravnik, a two-time winner of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and only female rider to win the race in its 140-year history, will be honored Nov. 15, at Churchill Downs.
He's Had Enough, a regally bred son of Tapit, will join the stallion roster at Woodford Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla., for his first breeding season in 2015.
The Jockey Club has announced that Rhiannan R. Vitiello will be denied all privileges of The American Stud Book permanently, effective Jan. 1, 2015, for a 2012 conviction for cruelty to animals in Charles City County, Va.
Tally-Ho Stud in Westmeath, Ireland, and Cornerstone Stud in Angaston, South Australia, have reached an agreement under which freshman sire Zebedee will shuttle to Cornerstone beginning in 2015.
With his victory in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), Bayern moved into a tie for sixth on the Longines World's Best Race Horse Rankings.
Trainer Michael S. Ferraro reached a career milestone of 3,000 wins when Sweet Sweet Afleet won the eighth race Nov. 12 at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack.
Representatives of a jockeys' group at Parx Racing said they have an agreement in place that will allow riders who have not signed a new release and waiver of liability to continue to have access to the track.
Nine 2-year-olds are entered in the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 15 at Del Mar, a race previously contested as the Hollywood Prevue (gr. III) at Hollywood Park and won last year by champion Shared Belief.
Day 9 of the Keeneland November sale saw competitive trade for both the session's upper-market weanlings and mares, fueling across-the-board increases. The day's top price, for a Pioneerof the Nile colt, was $85,000.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner California Chrome is expected to conclude his 2014 season and make his turf debut in the Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) at Del Mar Nov. 29.
A council that makes recommendations on medication policies for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will go along with several changes in withdrawal times and threshold levels.
The agenda for the Nov. 12 meeting of the board of the New York Racing Association was short and sweet: to discuss a re-privatization plan for the organization due next spring to the office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino said Nov. 11 it received 13 pre-entries for the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III), the richest 2-year-old stakes in North America outside of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Churchill Downs Inc. and Big Fish Games, one of the largest producers and distributors of mobile and online games, said Nov. 12 they have entered into a merger agreement under which CDI will acquire all of Big Fish's stock.
Grade II-placed stakes winner Souper Speedy has been retired to stand the 2015 breeding season at Mapleville Farms near Caledon, Ontario, Canada.
Churchill Downs certainly cannot complain about a lack of turf fillies on the grounds or a lack of interest in the $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes on Nov. 15.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission expects test results that had been delayed by up to four months to be back on schedule by Thanksgiving.
A runner-up in his past two starts, New York-based Dads Caps will try to secure his first win since taking the Carter Handicap (gr. I) in April when the 4-year-old Discreet Cat colt starts in the De Francis Dash.
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Steve Haskin and Ron Mitchell discuss the Eclipse Awards and Horse of the Year. Listen Now
Ranked first among owners with $9.77 million in earnings this year, Ken and Sarah Ramsey can add to that total Nov. 15 when multiple grade I winner Big Blue Kitten goes to post in the $250,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIIT).
Check out this behind the scenes video of Europe's Cartier awards. Listen to Kingman's Horse of the Year acceptance speech from Juddmonte's Douglas Erskine-Crum. Commentary by John Gosden, Arnaud Bamberger, & Philip Mitchell. watch video
The Kentucky General Assembly Interim Joint Subcommittee on Horse Farming was given a generally positive update on the status of the racing and breeding industry in the state Nov. 12 in light of years of declines.
The first Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool for the 2015 event is set for Nov. 28-30, Churchill Downs announced.
The Breeders' Cup reported Nov. 12 that all-sources wagering for the World Championships at Santa Anita Park this year totaled $159.1 million, fourth highest in Cup history but down 2.7% from 2013.
The Brian Lynch trainee has won two in a row and comes into the Nov. 15 Commonwealth Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) well rested after his wire-to-wire victory in the Jefferson Cup (gr. IIIT).
New Mexico-based trainer Joel Marr tallied his 1,000th career Thoroughbred victory by winning the 11th race Nov. 11 at Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M., with Sweet Diamond.
After such a close Breeders' Cup Classic finish, one can only wonder if the outcome would have been different if California Chrome had not raced three wide through both turns. read blog
McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds has released its stud fees for the 2015 breeding season, including for incoming stallion Central Banker, a recent purchase at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
WinStar's offering of racing-age stock, led by $340,000 session-topper Barbados, contributed strongly to Keeneland November's eighth session returns. Barbados now heads to Gulfstream Park for new owner Paul Hanifl.
WinStar's racing-age consignment added to Keeneland November's six-figure horses Nov. 11, and, despite session losses, the auction still is ahead of last year's cumulative returns.
The leaders of the New York Racing Association will start outlining a path for the racing giant's future at a board meeting Nov. 12, and it could be a precursor to talks at the state Capitol next year.
Khalid Abdullah's homebred Kingman was honored as Europe's 2014 Horse of the Year and top 3-year-old colt Nov. 11 when the 24th annual Cartier Racing Awards were presented at the Dorchester Hotel in London, England.
Hightail, winner of the 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint, will stand the 2015 breeding season at Richard and Francis Hessee's Trophy Club Training Center in Royal, Ark.
Eclipse winner Blame, by Arch out of Liable, by Seeking the Gold, will stand for $20,000 live foal stands and nurses in 2015, according to Claiborne Farm. Algorithms to stand for $5,000.
Gainesway has announced the 2015 fee schedule for its seven-horse stallion roster, headed by leading sire Tapit with more than $15 million in current progeny earnings, a North American record.
Gulfstream Park West, Churchill, Aqueduct, Turf Paradise, Zia Park, Australia & More. View Slideshow
Lenny discusses the stewards' decision in the BC Classic, new seating at Churchill Downs, and follows up with Breeders' Cup star trainer Chad Brown. watch video
Steve Haskin makes a case for awarding Horse of the Year to Bayern. read blog
Graeme Hall, sire of this year's Indiana Derby (gr. II) winner East Hall, has been sold through Schumer Bloodstock to continue his stud career in Saudi Arabia.
Summer racing will return to Maryland in 2015 under a schedule approved by the Maryland Racing Commission Nov. 11.
Mill Ridge Farm stallion Johar died Nov. 10 at age 15 following a paddock accident at the farm near Lexington. He will be buried at the farm next to his sire, Gone West.
National THA endorsement leads to criticism from its members. read blog
A Texas district judge ruled Nov. 10 that the Texas Racing Commission exceeded its authority when it approved rules allowing the state's horse and dog racing tracks to install historical racing machines.
It's not uncommon for an owner of a particularly keen horse to affectionately say he has a “big heart.” But if that animal is a sport horse that completes intense workouts, he might, quite literally, have a huge heart.
Graded winner Central Banker drew a $400,000 bid Nov. 10 at Keeneland November's robust seventh session, which saw more gains in average and median prices.
Grade I winner Drill will launch his stallion career in 2015 season at Get Away Farm near Lowell, Fla.
The New York Thoroughbred Breeders' annual stallion season auction will be begin Monday, Jan. 12 and end Wednesday, Jan. 14.
Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Stud has released 2015 fees for its 10-horse stallion roster, which is headlined by newcomer Mukhadram.
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