On a drizzly Southern California morning the Santa Anita Park worktab was relatively light, but Team O'Neill was still at work with three Breeders' Cup hopefuls drilling Oct. 16.
This original four-episode series follows international model Esther de Jong as she sells her first horse at Keeneland's prestigious September Yearling Sale. Courtesy of ABR. Watch Video
This original four-episode series follows international model Esther de Jong as she sells her first horse at Keeneland's prestigious September Yearling Sale. Courtesy of ABR.
Aidan O'Brien, trainer of Gleneagles, walked the course at Ascot Racecourse the afternoon of Oct. 16 to test the ground on which the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Sponsored by QIPCO (Eng-I) will be run Saturday.
Jockey Victor Espinoza has been confirmed to join Justin and Ahmed Zayat of Zayat Stables and trainer Bob Baffert for the Oct. 27 fundraiser called "An Evening With Team American Pharoah."
On the tab as well was Sticksstatelydude, who went a half in :47 4/5 for trainer Greg Burchell and will be pre-entered in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).
The Maryland Jockey Club will use its well-attended Maryland Million Day program Oct. 17 to showcase millions of dollars worth of improvements at Laurel Park.
The Bernstein filly, who will make her first run against the boys when she starts in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 31, went a half in :50 flat alone under jockey Julien Leparoux.
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) contender Undrafted has raced at 11 different tracks during a 21-race career that has included two forays to England.
Seven stakes winners, including two graded stakes winners, will line up for the grade III, six-furlong sprint at Woodbine.
Reddam Racing's Gomo, who earned a berth into the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) with a victory in the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I), will not run in the $2 million race due to an ankle chip.
JMJ Racing Stables' Interpol has caught much of the betting public by surprise in his last two upset victories, but he won't be sneaking up on anyone in the $1 million Pattison Canadian International Stakes (Can-IT) Oct. 18.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board Oct. 15 ordered daily fantasy sports sites, including DraftKings and FanDuel, to stop taking action because they can't operate in the state without a gambling license.
Hill 'n' Dale Farms has released its stallion roster and fees for 2016, but it hasn't yet announced the fee for its newly acquired stallion Curlin. His fee will be announced at a future date.
Juddmonte Farms is wrestling with a multi-million dollar decision regarding the next start for its brilliant homebred Flintshire -- the $3 million Breeders' Cup Longines Turf (gr. IT) or the $5.2 million Japan Cup (Jpn-I).
Homebred Holiday Star defended his title in the $100,000 Sycamore Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 15, galloping to a second consecutive win for Augustin Stable in the 1 -mile turf test at Keeneland.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Lexus Raven Run Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland. read blog
Matthew Schera's Cyclogenisis, who was on the also-eligible list for an Oct. 3 off-the-turf stakes at Keeneland, won't have that problem Oct. 18.
This summer, Pam and Marty Wygod's homebred Prospect Park has gone from prospect to proven racehorse.
Half of the 12 horses entered in the E. P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) will be making their first or second start in North America.
The Bob Baffert-trained Pretty N Cool, shipping from California to New York, looks like the one to beat in the $200,000 Matron Stakes (gr. II) Oct. 18 at Belmont Park.
Champagne Stakes (gr. I) winner Daredevil has been retired and will stand in 2016 at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky. The farm said the fee will be announced soon.
Claire Novak, Tom LaMarra, and Ellis Star examine the Lexus Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland this weekend. Presented by Equibase watch video
Lady Lara and Coffee Clique will be working Oct. 17 to find some semblance of their previously consistent form in the $200,000 Athenia Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.
Claire Novak, Tom LaMarra, and Ellis Star examine the Lexus Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland this weekend. Presented by Equibase Download Equibase Past Performances for the Raven Run Stakes.
A total of 10 evenly matched turf marathoners are entered for the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager (gr. IIIT), to be run at 11/2 miles Oct. 18 at Keeneland.
Working on her own, Yahilwa worked five furlongs in :58 2/5 Oct. 15 at Keeneland.
Following a narrow defeat when heavily favored in the Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes Oct. 9 at Keeneland, Ranlo Investments' Lady Shipman is still on target for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT).
"He breezed awful fast," trainer Marcus Vitali said of the five-furlong move, timed in 1:00.85 Oct. 12 at Palm Meadows Training Center.
Trainer Richard Mandella got immediate feedback on his walk back to the barn following Beholder's final Santa Anita Park workout Oct. 15, in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
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The RMTC, which met Oct. 13, cited progress in state-by-state adoption of components of the National Uniform Medication Program and also added four drugs to the list of controlled substances.
If there is one element of Thoroughbred racing that has always held true it is that the tides of fortune change very quickly. read blog
Excerpts from John Messara's keynote address at the 49th annual meeting of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities. read blog
A 2-year-old son of Gio Ponti went to Conquest Stables for $250,000 to top the horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2015 Fall Mixed Sale Oct. 14.
Rebecca Davis' Not Abroad, an 8-year-old Not For Love horse who returned Oct. 2 after almost three years away from the races, is one of 11 entered in the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic, which he won in 2012.
Top sprinter Secret Circle, whose retirement was announced in September, has found a home at stud at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms, per an Oct. 14 release.
All six entrants in the $200,000 Futurity Stakes (gr. II) will be seeking their first graded victory Oct. 17 at Belmont Park, but only two carry graded experience.
A little more than two weeks away from his upcoming run in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), American Pharoah may have shown indications of his readiness Oct. 14 with a speedy workout at Santa Anita Park.
Three last-time-out graded stakes winners will look for a second graded score in a row in the $150,000 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT) Oct. 17 at Hawthorne Racecourse.
Autumn Miss features two horses fresh off European starts to their careers but all will have to step up to head off Singing Kitty, whose five wins are tops in the field.
Skychai Racing's Da Big Hoss will bypass the Oct. 15 Sycamore Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland and head to the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) instead.
Miss Ella will attempt to join Gypsy Robin (2012) as the only filly to win the Lexus Raven Run (gr. II) and Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland Oct. 17.
Championofthenile, a $840,000 sale 2-year-old earlier this year, figures to bounce back from his runner-up effort in Belmont's Bertram F. Bongard Stakes in the Oct. 17 New York Breeders' Futurity at Finger Lakes.
War Emblem arrived in the United States Oct. 12 after 13 years standing stud at Shadai Stallion Station in Hokkaido, Japan. He will clear quarantine at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital before vanning to Old Friends.
University of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari will draw post positions for two races at the Breeders' Cup Post Positon Draw at Keeneland on Monday, Oct. 26.
Ronald DiCicilia (Cilio), who operated Crown's Way Farm in Illinois and Crown's Way South in Ocala, Fla., died Oct. 8 in Itsaca, Ill., at age 78.
Ascot Racecourse is hosting the richest day in British racing Oct. 17, with 4.1 million pounds in prize money on a QIPCO British Champions card that has attracted 109 entries for the six races, including four group I stakes.
A New York State panel has tapped a fourth location for a full-blown casino as the state marches closer to a final set of approvals for a casino expansion.
Eric Najduch, an outrider at Los Alamitos Race Course, will be presented with the White Horse Award at the Race Track Chaplaincy of America's 13th annual White Horse luncheon.
An audit released by New York's chief fiscal watchdog is critical of how NYRA is handling major expenses on capital projects.
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