Paco Lopez captured his fifth riding title, Jorge Navarro his fourth trainer's award, and Quiet Winter Farm its first owner's trophy, but the New Jersey track reported significant decreases in key areas.
Jockey Stewart Elliott won his first Southern California riding title, while Hall of Famer Bob Baffert and Doug O'Neill shared training honors at the Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos Race Course.
Connect was in fine fettle Sept. 25, the day after his Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) victory at Parx Racing and trainer Chad Brown said the Breeders' Cup will be considered along with several other races.
Unbeaten dual French classic-winning filly La Cressonniere will bypass the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) Oct. 2 at Chantilly after suffering a mild setback, trainer Jean-Claude Rouget said.
California Chrome, North America's all-time leading money earner, arrived by van at Santa Anita Park Sept. 25 to begin final preparations for the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1.
Keeneland’s marathon September yearling sale highlighted by the sale of Beholder’s half brother for $3 million ended Sept. 25, with strength at the top and middle of the market and continued tepid demand for lower quality individuals.
Star Kentucky-bred filly Lady Aurelia is to return to the United States for some time off at co-owner Stonestreet Farm near Lexington after a scope following her first defeat in the Sept. 24 Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) shows she bled.
Jurgen Imm's homebred Nightflower captured the Preis von Europa (Ger-I) for the second successive year Sept. 25 at Cologne.
The California Horse Racing Board suspended trainer Steve Miyadi's license Sept. 25, following an incident Sept. 23, in which he shoved CHRB commissioner and active jockey Alex Solis.
James McIngvale's champion sprint male Runhappy worked five furlongs in :58 1/5 Sept. 25 at Keeneland in preparation for his 2016 debut in Churchill Downs' Oct. 1 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III).
Hronis Racing's Accelerate took the long way around the racetrack and had to wait out a lengthy inquiry, but was able to survive both to win his graded stakes debut Sept. 24 in the $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II).
Louisiana-bred standout Star Guitar, a winner of 22 stakes in the Pelican State, saw his first winner as a stallion Sept. 24 when Clifford Grum's homebred Senor Guitar rallied from fifth to score a clear win in a Churchill Downs maiden-claiming race.
Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr., trainer Larry Rivelli, and Vince Foglia's Patricia's Hope all repeated their 2015 meet titles at the conclusion of Arlington International Racecourse's 74-day meet Sept. 24.
A change in tactics proved to be the winning decision for Mr. and Mrs. William Warren's Mrs McDougal Sept. 24 in the $200,000 Noble Damsel (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.
Dual Canadian classic winner Caren led at every point of call and posted her first graded win by the slimmest margin in the $150,000 Ontario Colleen (Can-IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies Sept. 24 at Woodbine.
After a poor performance in his first graded stakes try in the Travers Stakes (gr. I), late-developing 3-year-old Connect bounced back with a narrow win over Gun Runner in the $1.25 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 24 at Parx Racing.
Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Deeply Undervalued made the best of his stakes debut Sept. 24 with a closing score in the $200,000 Commonwealth Derby (gr. IIT) at Laurel Park.
Buyers with unfilled orders continued to shop the Keeneland September yearling sale during the Sept. 24 penultimate session as numbers for the marathon auction are nearly identical to 2015.
The champion filly toyed with fellow grade I winners Carina Mia and Cathryn Sophia Sept. 24 at Parx Racing, then built her win streak to 11 with a clear victory under a hand ride from Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith.
After twice settling for minor placings in graded stakes, Noholdingback Bear would not be denied in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (gr. III) as he rallied four wide in the stretch to secure his first graded stakes victory.
Jump Sucker Stables' Blacktype set a course record Sept. 24 in the $200,000 Commonwealth Turf Cup (gr. IIT) at Laurel Park, running a mile in 1:33.43 on the Maryland oval's All Along turf course.
Robert Masterson's brilliant mare Tepin, the reigning champion turf female, headlines the list of horses nominated to Keeneland's Fall Stars Weekend Oct. 7-9, opening weekend of the Lexington track's fall meet.
Black Heart Bart set up a show down with superstar mare Winx in two weeks time with his Sept. 24 romp in the Underwood (Aus-I) at Caulfield.
The Last Lion led all the way and scored a 25-1 upset over favorite Blue Point in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes (Eng-I) for 2-year-olds Sept. 24 at Newmarket.
Toronto icon and 2014 Canadian Horse of the Year Lexie Lou has officially been retired from racing, according to trainer Mark Casse.
Evelyn Stockwell's homebred Brave Anna upset five other juvenile fillies Sept. 24 in the £102,078 ($132,701) Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket.
With the slightest morning chill Southern California would allow in late September, Los Alamitos Race Course's resident star logged his final timed workout for the upcoming Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I).
Keeneland reported gains in gross and average Sept. 23 during the 11th session of the September yearling sale, highlighted by the sale of a colt from the first crop of Point of Entry for $100,000.
Trainer Steve Miyadi was arrested Sept. 23 after he shoved jockey and California Horse Racing Board commissioner Alex Solis during training hours at Santa Anita Park.
An Acclamation filly bought as a breeze-up prospect topped the final day of the Tattersalls Ireland September yearling sale Part II.
Joseph Sutton's Bradester, upset winner of the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) in June, will be looking for another victory over the Churchill Downs main track when he makes his next start in the $175,000 Lukas Classic Oct. 1.
John C. Oxley's promising 2-year-old Classic Empire worked from the starting gate over the Churchill Downs main track Sept. 23.
The fields are shaping up for Belmont Park's first of two "Super Saturdays" cards Oct. 1, leading up to the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Nov. 4-5 at Santa Anita Park.
After Beholder's last timed workout in preparation for the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I), just more than a week out from the Oct. 1 race, trainer Richard Mandella said she is ready to take on Stellar Wind in a rematch of champions.
2014 Canadian Horse of Year is likely done racing, but trainer Mark Casse said a final decision is still to come.
Believing suspended trainer Marcus Vitali may have been working with trainer Allan Hunter to effectively train horses during his suspension, The Stronach Group announced this week that no entries would be taken for horses trained by Vitali.
Kentucky State Sen. Damon Thayer has been reappointed to the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council.
Even if a stallion shows resistance to equine viral arteritis, annual vaccinations are essential, say researchers.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) at Parx Racing
Two horses sold for $200,000 and up during the start of Keeneland September yearling sale's Book 5. The session average dipped by less than 2% compared with the same session of 2015.
Meadowlands owner Jeff Gural has ended a campaign supporting the addition of casinos to the northern part of New Jersey.
Although operating at a lower division than earlier in the week, demand on the first day of the Part II Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale was strong for the better lots.
Trainer David Braddy notched his 1,000th career victory when Flemish Cap scored a front-running victory in the sixth race Sept. 22 at Gulfstream Park.
A change to the Pick Six wager that is expected to offer large payoffs and re-energize what has been California's most popular exotic bet will have its debut with the opening of the annual Del Mar fall race meeting.
After six previous meetings that include one-two finishes in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Nyquist and Exaggerator go toe to toe for Round 7 in the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II).
An Uncle Mo filly bought by a Greathouse family partnership for $30,000 as a weanling was the most profitable pinhooking transaction during Books 1-4 of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Images from weekend performances by Tepin and The Pizza Man, as well as Breeders' Cup Win And You're In races and a special guest towards the end!
The morning-line second choice at 2-1 odds behind Super Derby (gr. III) winner Texas Chrome (9-5), Martin Racing Stable's Fish Trappe Road was sixth last out in the $500,000 Ketel One King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Aug. 27
Jockey Irwin Rosendo rallied Cupid's Hit from sixth place to a clear victory in the final race of the Sept. 21 card at ThistleDown to notch the 1,000th victory of his career.
Will we see the same Nyquist we saw last year and this past winter and spring in the Pennsylvania Derby?
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