Prince Faisal's Make Believe, a 3-year-old Makfi colt who won the group I Poule d'Essai des Poulains at Longchamp in May, returned Oct. 4 to take the Qatar Prix de la Foret (Fr-I).
Anthony Oppenheimer's 3-year-old colt Golden Horn, racing just behind the pacemaker, took off when asked in the stretch to comfortably win the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) at Longchamp Oct. 4.
Fomo Syndicate's Covert Love, winner of the Darley Irish Oaks (Ire-I), bagged her second group I victory in the Prix de L'Opera Longines for fillies and mares at Longchamp in France Oct. 4.
Coolmore's Ballydoyle and Godolphin's Ultra kicked off the Oct. 4 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe card at Longchamp with victories in the day's two stakes for 2-year-olds.
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The retired champion Wise Dan greeted fans at Keeneland on Shadwell Turf Mile Day, October 3, 2015. Watch Video
Jacks or Better Farm homebred captures 18th Florida Sire Stakes for owner/breeder and trainer Stanley Gold.
With a blazing speed ahead of him, Wild Dude's chances in the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship looked bleak early on. But he never relented, blowing by his rivals late to secure his second grade I score.
Double JH Stable's No Silent has done nothing but improve since breaking a seven-race losing streak in August at Del Mar, and took another step forward Oct. 3 at Santa Anita Park to win the $100,000 Eddie D Stakes (gr. IIIT).
Sam-Son Farm's Ontario homebred Golden Sabre rebounded from a pair of narrow losses in Canadian grade II company on the turf to take the $150,000 Durham Cup (Can-III) on the Polytrack at Woodbine Oct. 3.
Grand Arch held off The Pizza Man in an exciting finish Oct. 3 at Keeneland, earning his first grade I win when claiming the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) by a head.
Robert S. Evans' Tonalist rated early and exploded late to win the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 3 at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old Tapit colt won the Gold Cup last year as well.
Second-to-last in the field of 11 through much of the race, Albaugh Family Stable's Brody's Cause would not be denied in the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) Oct. 3 at Keeneland.
Takeover Target got his second graded stakes victory of the year in the $500,000 Hill Prince Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 3 over Belmont Park's inner turf course.
Robert Masterson's Tepin put her sheer brilliance on display Oct. 3, destroying 10 rivals in the $400,000 First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) when she aired by seven lengths. She will face males in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).
Two Hearts Farm and Don Janes' Fioretti loaded up on accomplishments Oct. 3 at Keeneland when she captured the $250,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II).
St. Elias Stable, MeB Racing Stables, and Brooklyn Boyz Stables' Greenpointcrusader went from last-out maiden winner to grade I winner in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes for 2-year-olds Oct. 3 at Belmont Park.
Nickname, a daughter of hot sire Scat Daddy, took a commanding lead in deep stretch to take the $400,000 Frizette Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.
Silver Trail Stables' Amelia's Wild Ride, who had raced on grass in his last 10 starts but ran well on dirt in the past, won the grade III off-the-turf Woodford Stakes Presented by Keeneland Select Oct. 3 at Keeneland.
A patient ride by Irad Ortiz Jr. gave Ken and Sarah Ramsey's homebred Stephanie's Kitten her first grade I of the year Oct. 3 at Belmont Park on the soft inner turf course.
Larkin Armstrong's Harmonize, the 4-length winner of the Sept. 3 P.G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, heads a full field for the Oct. 7 running of the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland.
Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile hopeful Appealing Tale dashed gate-to-wire in the $400,000 Kelso Handicap (gr. II) Oct. 3 at Belmont, while Honor Code, expected to run in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), finished third.
American Pharoah recorded what might end up being his final California workout Oct. 3 at Santa Anita Park, covering five furlongs in :59 4/5 according to the track's clockers.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has released its dates for the 2016 sales year. The OBS winter mixed sale and its horses of racing age section kicks off the year Jan. 27-28, preceded by an optional under tack show Jan. 25.
Reddam Racing's Gomo rallied from off the pace and blew away the opposition in the stretch to capture the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Keeneland Oct. 2.
James McIngvale's Runhappy took the lead soon after the start and held off all challengers to win the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 2, opening day of the Keeneland fall meet.
The grade II-winning son of Lemon Drop Kid will stand the 2016 season at Murmur Farm for a fee of $3,000.
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has sent Truesdail Laboratories a report listing recommended changes following problems outlined in a July report by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.
Five last-out maiden winners hope to capture graded credentials Oct. 4 in the $150,000 Mazarine Stakes (Can-III) for 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Oct. 2 that Keeneland in Lexington has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.
A survey of more than 1,800 Kentucky residents shows interest in and support for the proposed EquiLottery concept, company principals said the week of Sept. 27.
Sired by half brothers and out of full sisters, Ah Day and Ben's Cat share three of their four grandparents, and the differences between them may have a lot to do with that quarter they don't share.
The wagering menu and post times for the 32nd Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 30-31 at Keeneland Race Course have been announced and include two Ultra Pick 6 wagers with a $1 minimum wager.
Meadowlands was able to get in its opening night program Oct. 1, but it already has the lost the second and third scheduled cards of its 2015 all-turf meet.
Riker has already banked two stakes wins at Woodbine and goes for his first graded victory in the Grey Stakes (Can-III) against English invader Kasseopia, who is also accomplished over a synthetic surface.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 189 horses for its November mixed sale in Lexington Nov. 1.
Undrafted, who won the group I Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot and placed in two other graded stakes this year, is the lukewarm 4-1 favorite in the Woodford Stakes (gr. IIIT).
Taris, an easy winner of the Rancho Bernardo Stakes (gr. III) at Del Mar in her first start of the year, heads the $100,000 LA Woman Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park Oct. 4.
Agent Emmanuel de Seroux discusses deal
Breeders' Cup and the Latin American Racing Channel, which facilitates simulcasts to and from other countries including the U.S., have five-year partnership agreement through 2020.
A field of 11 turf sprinters will compete in the Oct. 3 Eddie D Stakes (gr. IIIT) coming down the Santa Anita Park hillside turf course at about 6 1/2 furlongs.
An oversubscribed field for the $250,000 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 4 at Keeneland includes four juveniles that have finished in the money in a stakes.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park. read blog
Stonestreet Stables' leading sprinter Rock Fall, winner of the $400,000 Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 26 at Belmont Park, will stand alongside his sire Speightstown at WinStar Farm when he retires at the conclusion of 2015.
The Sept. 28 death of Howard Bender, who along with his late wife, Sondra, was among the leading breeders in Maryland, came as a shock to the couple's long-time trainer, Larry Murray.
When owner-trainer Wesley Ward decided to race champion female sprinter Judy the Beauty one more season this year, the goal was always to get back to the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I).
In a rare matchup of Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winners, Winchell Thoroughbreds' Untapable and Brereton Jones' Lovely Maria were entered Thursday as part of a field of nine fillies and mares for the 60th Spinster.
The Oct. 3 Florida Sire Stakes finale at Gulfstream Park will feature three juveniles seeking their second win in the series.
Melnyk Racing Stable's Lukes Alley, a winner Sept. 12 in his first start since November 2014, quickly jumps up to graded stakes company for the $150,000 Durham Cup (Can-III) at Woodbine Oct. 3.
Tom LaMarra and Ellis Starr of Equibase discuss the Shadwell Turf Mile featuring Seek Again, Grand Arch, Grand Tito, and The Pizza Man. Sponsored by Equibase. Watch Video
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