Three Chimneys has acquired a majority interest grade I-placed stakes winner Fast Anna, a son of Medaglia d'Oro out of champion Dreaming of Anna who will take up stud duty in 2016.
A proven star on the track, Reddam Racing's undefeated Nyquist got the full star treatment Oct. 23 at Santa Anita Park, with the track all to himself and a workmate for his final breeze in preparation for Breeders' Cup.
Untapable was a dominating winner of the 2014 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) but has underwhelmed thus far this season. She gets a chance at redemption when she goes for a Distaff repeat Oct. 30.
Fasig-Tipton has added five more supplemental entries to the catalog for its November sale, to be held Nov. 1 in Lexington.
Beholder, wearing earmuffs to block noise, schools in the Keeneland paddock on October 23, 2015. Watch Video
Lael Stables' Ageless will not run in next Saturday's $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), trainer Arnaud Delacour said Oct. 23.
Beholder, wearing earmuffs to block noise, schools in the Keeneland paddock on October 23, 2015.
Short-priced favorite Chautauqua roared from last and won the lucrative Manikato Stakes (Aus-I) Oct. 23 at Moonee Valley's night meeting, stamping himself one of Australia's top sprinters.
Empire Maker has returned to what appears somewhat of a transitional time in the U.S. stallion colony.
With one week go before the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland Race Course, trainer Todd Pletcher is confident in how his large contingent of hopefuls is coming into their respective races.
Legislation authorizing advance deposit wagering is on the wish list for a group of racing industry stakeholders in West Virginia, according to a report that was approved by a committee.
Todd Pletcher discusses the October 23 works from his Breeders' Cup contenders including Sweet Whiskey, Red Rifle, Dame Dorothy, and Rachel's Valentina. Watch Video
The order wasn't especially demanding for The Pizza Man Oct. 23, as the Arlington Million (gr. IT) winner cruised through an easy breeze on the Churchill Downs turf in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT)
Todd Pletcher discusses the October 23 works from his Breeders' Cup contenders including Sweet Whiskey, Red Rifle, Dame Dorothy, and Rachel's Valentina.
Four contenders for the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) turned in solid works the morning of Oct. 23 at Keeneland, which will host the World Championships Oct. 30-31.
G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender Frivolous turned in her final work for the Oct. 30 test when she breezed five furlongs in :59 4/5 under trainer Vicki Oliver at Keeneland.
While Tepin didn't blaze in her final workout before facing males in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), trainer Mark Casse was pleased with the 4-year-old filly's half-mile breeze Oct. 23 at Churchill Downs.
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Ian Tapp recaps the October Yearling Sale and compares to the 2014 sale results. Listen to thoughts by Freddy Seitz, Frankie O'Connor and Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency watch video
Breeders' Cup officials announced one change to the pre-entered fields of the $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Sprint and the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Ian Tapp recaps the October Yearling Sale and compares to the 2014 sale results. Listen to thoughts by Freddy Seitz, Frankie O'Connor and Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency
Experience could be crucial in the $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes down Santa Anita Park's signature hillside turf course Oct. 22, and Harris Farms' Velvet Mesquite has had the most success traveling down the hill.
Led by a $410,000 Tapit colt, Fasig-Tipton's expanded October sale ended with slightly lower gross and average and an 18.9% drop in median amid consignors' concerns over broader yearling market polarization.
Racetrack and casino owner Penn National Gaming Inc. reports third quarter financials better than guidance offered earlier this year.
Coming off his breakthrough score in the Del Mar Derby Stakes (gr. IIT) Sept. 6, K.B. Sareen's Om figures to be the one to beat in the $200,000 Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) Oct. 24 at Santa Anita Park.
In spending nearly his entire life around horses, trainer Victor Garcia has learned the importance of patience -- and that quality proved important when Smooth Roller arrived in his stable.
The California Horse Racing Board took steps toward new guidelines for medication violators, during its Oct. 22 meeting at Santa Anita Park that would prevent those violators from transferring horses to their employees.
Claire Novak, Tom LaMarra, and special guest Ellis Starr preview the probable field for the Breeders' Cup Classic. Sponsored by Equibase watch video
Follow international model Esther de Jong's journey as we learn about the Keeneland Yearling Sale in episode three of this original ABRFilms four-episode series. Watch Video
J. Keeler Johnson analyzes the 2015 Breeders' Cup pre-entries. read blog
Gainesway Farm has purchcased a partial interest in 2014 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Karakontie from the Niarchos family, it was announced Oct. 22. A stud fee will be announced following the Breeders' Cup.
The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association was recognized by the Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership.
Follow international model Esther de Jong's journey as we learn about the Keeneland Yearling Sale in episode three of this original ABRFilms four-episode series. Learn more at www.AmericasBestRacing.net
Lady Shipman, who has never been worse than third in 11 starts, breezed five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 the morning of Oct. 22 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT).
Darrel McHargue, the Eclipse Award-winning jockey who began a new career as a racing official in 1988, was appointed Oct. 22 by the California Horse Racing Board to the newly created position of chief steward.
It was a typically busy morning for the Todd Pletcher stable as racing's all-time leading money-earner breezed five Breeders' Cup hopefuls at Keeneland Oct. 22.
Claire Novak, Tom LaMarra, and special guest Ellis Starr preview the probable field for the Breeders' Cup Classic. Sponsored by Equibase Review the Breeders' Cup pre-entries here.
Summer Front, a multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire by leading sire War Front, has been retired to Brereton and Elizabeth Jones' Airdrie Stud.
Jockey Julien Leparoux was pleased with the Oct. 22 workout of Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender Salama, the Peru-based filly who earned an automatic berth to the race. Yahilwa and Warren's Veneda also worked.
Owner B. Wayne Hughes talks about his extraordinary star. read blog
Every catalog page at a horse auction tells a story, and the story behind hip 1225's page at the Fasig-Tipton October sale is a particularly interesting one.
Champion Beholder took to the track in Lexington as dawn was just creeping over the Keeneland grandstand, getting a long-awaited look at the site of her Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) run.
Horse Racing Radio Network has unveiled its extensive Breeders' Cup week schedule hosted live from Keeneland Race Course beginning Tuesday, Oct. 27 and culminating Saturday, Oct. 31.
The Jockey Club's Report of Mares Bred for 2015 shows a less than 1% rise in the number of mares covered this year over 2014, but the number of active stallions decreased 6.3%.
Ian Tapp recaps Day 3 of the Fasig-Tipton October Yearling sale, including comments from the connections of the session top seller and from Boyd Browning, Fasig-Tipton President. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency Watch Video
Ian Tapp recaps Day 3 of the Fasig-Tipton October Yearling sale, including comments from the connections of the session top seller and from Boyd Browning, Fasig-Tipton President. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency
A national conversation over the legality and viability of daily fantasy sports was at the forefront of the California Horse Racing Board session Oct. 21 at Santa Anita Park.
Of the top six finishers from last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), only fifth-place finisher Tonalist is among the pre-entries in this year's edition Oct. 31 at Keeneland.
A $290,000 colt by The Factor, a $115,000 pinhook, led selling at Fasig-Tipton October's third of four sessions Oct. 21 as the yearling market continued to show polarization.
Bloodstock agent Pete Bradley, who co-owned 2014 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Dayatthespa, is back this year in the same race with Chilean champion Dacita and veteran Watsdachances.
Led by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and two-time Breeders' Cup champion mare Beholder, 200 horses, including 32 from overseas, have been pre-entered for the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships.
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