Breeders' Cup hopefuls Catch a Glimpse and Conquest Daddyo breezed in company Oct. 6 at Keeneland for trainer Mark Casse. Also on the tab were Undrafted, Green Mask, Sunset Glow, and The Great War.
Free as a Bird and Ageless, the one-two finishers in last year's Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes going 5 1/2 furlongs on turf, will meet again at Keeneland Oct. 9.
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James E. "Ted" Bassett, the former chairman and president of Keeneland, will be presented with the Horace W. "Salty" Roberts Founder's Award at Race Track Chaplaincy of America's 13th annual White Horse luncheon.
Gold Standard: Tonalist repeats in the Jockey Club Gold Cup and more in the October 10, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine.
Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Lovely Maria is out of consideration for the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) and will be rested the remainder of the year, trainer Larry Jones said Oct. 6 at Keeneland.
Growth in export market wagering on the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe card illustrates the importance of expanding wagering agreements worldwide, Louis Romanet said during his closing remarks at the IFHA annual conference.
An Oct. 5 panel discussion on how a shortage of Thoroughbred owners is largely responsible for reductions in field size in recent years generate a more serious assessment of the state of owner recruitment.
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Spendthrift Farm confirmed Oct. 5 it is moving Court Vision and Victor's Cry from Ontario back to its Central Kentucky farm for the 2016 breeding season.
Grade I winner and Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) contender Big Macher turned in an easy five-furlong move in 1:01 2/5 Oct. 5 at Santa Anita.
Kentucky Downs has named Ted Nicholson as vice president of the Franklin, Ky., track. Nicholson had been consulting with Kentucky Downs on its 2015 racing season prior to being named to this permanent position.
Tampa Bay Downs has reached an agreement with Lambholm South to sponsor the 36th renewal of the Tampa Bay Derby, the track's grade II Triple Crown prep race scheduled for March 12, 2016.
A strong September in terms of handle on U.S. races has helped wagering figures through the first three quarters of 2015 stay in the black.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed two new members and reappointed three members to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
America's Best Racing has launched the sixth of a seven-part digital video series featuring former ESPN SportsCenter anchor Bram Weinstein promoting the tagline, "It's not for anyone. It's for everyone."
The chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, in an address Oct. 5 in Paris, France, outlined what he called matters that are critical to the future of racing on an international level.
Breeders' Cup hopefuls Liam's Map, Rachel's Valentina, and Stopchargingmaria recorded breezes at Keeneland Oct. 5.
Jockey diagnosed with 'incomplete spinal cord injury' perseveres after July 22 incident.
Trainer Julio Canani was suspended by Santa Anita Park stewards Oct. 4, effective Oct. 26 through Nov. 30, 2016, for "conduct detrimental to racing."
Golden Lad, a two-time grade III-winning son of Medaglia d'Oro from the female family of champion Eliza, has been retired to Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., where his 2016 fee will be $5,000.
Take a look back at the Saratoga Race Course meet, where trainer Mark Casse almost couldn't buy a winner, and it's remarkable to see how the tables have turned.
Even-money favorite Riker runs to his odds, going wire-to-wire in the Grey Stakes (Can-III), his third straight stakes score over Woodbine's Polytrack but the first in graded company and around two turns.
Ben's Duchess saw the rest of the field sprint away from her early on in the $100,000 LA Woman Stakes (gr. III), but unfurled a late rally to win her first graded stakes Oct. 4 at Santa Anita Park.
John Oxley's Airoforce, off an easy debut maiden win at Kentucky Downs, rallied in the stretch to win the Dixiana Bourbon Stakes (gr, IIIT) for 2-year-olds at Keeneland Oct. 4.
Got Lucky was just that Oct. 4 at Keeneland, finding running room from far back and closing past champion Untapable and longshot Yahilwa in the final furlong to win the the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I).
Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux was fined $2,500 and essentially put on probation by the Board of Stewards at Santa Anita Park Oct. 4, stemming from a July 29 breathalyzer test that showed alcohol in his system.
Second last in the Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) over Woodbine's lawn, Gamble's Ghost returned to the Polytrack and launched a winning bid from mid-pack to defeat five other 2-year-old fillies in the Oct. 4 Mazarine (Can-III).
Keeneland officials have confirmed that Flaxman Holdings' homebred Tacticus suffered a fatal leg fracture during training the morning of Oct. 4 at the Lexington track and was euthanized.
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.
- By Claire Novak
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.
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