A colt by last year's leading European freshman sire, Lope de Vega, secured the spotlight during the third session of the Goffs November foal sale Nov. 18 in County Kildare, Ireland.
A step down in class should make Hronis Racing's Elektrum a formidable favorite in the $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 21 at Del Mar.
The West Virginia Racing Commission Nov. 18 approved customary live racing dates, but the schedules for Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races and Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort are expected to be drastically reduced.
Crossed Sabres Farm's Lochte, upset winner of the 2014 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT), tops the field for the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park West Nov. 21.
Four-time group I winner Al Kazeem will stand for £12,000 (US$18,280) for the 2016 season after proving subfertile when initially retired. The 7-year-old will enter stud at owner/breeder John Deer's Oakgrove Stud.
After more than a five-month break from racing, Al Shaqab Racing's Sandiva will look to add more South Florida success to her record in the My Charmer Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 21 on the Gulfstream Park West turf.
Carl F. Pollard's Kiss Moon will attempt to land her second graded stakes win of the year in the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 21 at Churchill Downs, but Canadian invader Button Down is favored.
The $1.95 million stakes schedule for the winter meet at renovated Laurel Park includes "Win and You're In" races for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II) at Pimlico.
Brown Advisory Iroquois Cheltenham Challenge will offer a $500,000 bonus for any horse to win both the Ladbrokes World Hurdle and 2016 Calvin Houghland Iroquois Steeplechase within 12 months.
Shotgun Kowboy, winner of the Oklahoma Derby (gr. III) and Oklahoma Classics Cup at Remington Park, turned in his final breeze Nov. 18 at his home track leading up to the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I).
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After considerable delay, New York regulators Nov. 23 are poised to release the much-anticipated results of a probe into allegations by an animal rights group about horses under the care of trainer Steve Asmussen.
Headed by Victor Espinoza and Ryan Moore, some of the world's top riders will compete in the Longines International Jockeys' Championship Dec. 9 at Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong.
Citing dangerous wind conditions, Hawthorne Race Course canceled live racing for Nov. 18.
A proposal designed to prevent shipment of horses from racetracks to slaughter facilities stalled Nov. 17 at the Illinois Racing Board meeting as its sponsor withdrew the plan and abruptly resigned.
The Breeders' Cup on Nov. 17 released final handle figures from this year's World Championships, showing a 2.4% decline in all-sources wagering during the Oct. 30-31 event at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington.
Javier Castellano, who has secured the past two Eclipse Awards as outstanding rider, eclipsed his own single-season earnings mark Nov. 15, ending the day with purse earnings of $26,237,639.
Because of a reduction in horses, Lexington training center will close Dec. 1 for the winter and may not reopen.
Undefeated La Appasionata will be chasing her first graded win Nov. 21 in the $400,000 Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III), as the runners she easily conquered last out face her for another try at Delta Downs.
The horse who ran fourth in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) will get a chance to run that same distance on dirt in the Nov. 28 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack.
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Monmouth Park said Nov. 17 that director of racing Mike Dempsey, who has been associated with the track since 1979, has announced his retirement, effective Dec. 31.
The Virginia Racing Commission Nov. 17 denied an application from Colonial Downs to conduct a limited race meet.
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Award recognizes American Pharoah's connections for enhancing Thoroughbred racing coverage through cooperation with media and racing publicists.
OwnerView in January will present its first New Owner of the Year Award, which will honor a new Thoroughbred owner who has been successful in the sport and has had a positive impact on the industry.
Retired Racehorse Project Goes National and more inside the November 21, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine!
Visitors to the three Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center locations can now use wagering terminals provided by Sportech Racing//Digital to make donations.
Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider's homebred Departing looms a standout in the $250,000 Delta Mile Stakes that tops the undercard for the Nov. 21 Delta Jackpot card at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel.
The third annual Sporting Art Auction, presented by Keeneland Association and Cross Gate Gallery of Lexington, is set for Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. ET in the Keeneland sales pavilion.
Zivo, a New York-bred grade II winner, has been retired and will stand the 2016 season at Irish Hill Century Farm near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Big Chief Racing's Exaggerator, a steady fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), was installed the 2-1 morning-line choice for the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 21.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission, as part of its first industry summit meeting Nov. 20, is seeking feedback from racing stakeholders on ways to improve the economics and promotion of horse racing in the state.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission fined Dr. Jason Wells $2,500 as a result of the improper administration of Lasix that resulted in the scratch of Talmada from the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).
The Penn Gaming Racing Challenge, which links major races at tracks owned by Penn National Gaming Inc., will contest its fifth and final leg of the year at three racetracks Thanksgiving week.
After a fourth-place finish in the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint this year, 2014 winner Bobby's Kitten will be campaigned in Europe in 2016 before returning home for another crack at the Turf Sprint at Santa Anita.
The Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission Nov. 13 approved two companies as historic horse race wagering providers and authorized use of several game themes.
Two-time grade II winner Pretty N Cool was the headliner entering the $100,000 Dezi Arnaz Stakes Nov. 15 at Del Mar, but another hot prospect stole the show.
Diane Manning's Miss Mischief parlayed her success coming off a score in the H.B.P.A. Stakes last time out to make the grade in the $200,000 Bessarabian Stakes (Can-II) Nov. 15 at Woodbine.
Mike Battaglia, America's best-known track oddsmaker, handicapper, and racing analyst, has been named to receive the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners' Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award.
Kentucky owner/breeder Ken Ramsey submitted a winning $1,860,134 bid in an auction for Chaumiere du Prairie, a historic 19th century estate in Jessamine Co., Ky., the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.
Trainer Dale Romans says "there's a strong possibility" that Donegal Racing's Keen Ice could make another start this year in the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 27 at Churchill Downs.
The Arqana autumn sale will go ahead in Deauville as scheduled, starting on Nov. 16 and continuing through Nov. 18.
U. Carrot Farm's Marialite won the Queen Elizabeth II Cup (Jpn-I) by a neck from fast-closing favorite Nuovo Record Nov. 15 at Kyoto.
Toews On Ice had already showed his talent in two runaway stakes wins earlier this fall, but he showed his heart Nov. 14 at Del Mar.
Isabella Sings opened a clear advantage early and carried her speed to the wire Nov. 14 to secure the first graded stakes win of her career in the $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) on the Churchill Downs turf.
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