Stonestreet Stables' Rock Fall, a two-time grade I winner among the favorites for the Oct. 31 TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), broke down just past the wire and was euthanized following a workout at Keeneland Oct. 10.
Lael Stables' Ageless took down favored Lady Shipman with a late charge Oct. 9 in the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes at Keeneland, but was injured in the process.
Grade I-placed Consumer Credit will get some class relief when she tries to end a three-race skid in the $200,000 Pebbles Stakes on a Columbus Day card Oct. 12 at Belmont Park.
Circumference, a 3-year-old colt by Galileo, will stand at Milky Way Farm in Temecula, Calif., in 2016 for a fee of $3,000 live foal guarantee.
The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s October horses of racing age will be held at 10 a.m. EDT Oct. 12. The mixed sale begins Oct. 13, with the horses of racing age session Oct. 14.
Trainer Mike Keogh will be represented by a pair of talented Gus Schickedanz homebreds Oct. 11 at Woodbine with Springhouse in the Cup and Saucer and Sweet Grass Creek in the Bunty Lawless.
After winning the first main-track mile race held in many years, perhaps ever, at Keeneland, jockey Corey Lanerie had some advice for riders trying the distance in the weeks to come: Get out of the gate.
Kent Stirling, who has served as executive director of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association since 1995, will transition out of the position this year.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission is scheduled to meet Oct. 10 for an executive session at which it will discuss the fate of Joe Gorajec, the commission's longtime executive director.
With heavy rain hitting East Rutherford, N.J. in early afternoon, the Meadowlands Racetrack canceled live racing for Friday, Oct. 9.
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey will prepare Honor Code in New York for the two-time grade I winner's planned Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) start Oct. 31 at Keeneland.
Russell J. and Lois Bennett's homebred Touching Promise is waltzing into the Oct. 12 Ballerina Stakes (gr. III) at Hastings Racecourse off two straight stakes wins at the Vancouver track.
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Taking a look at the four horses who won more than one BC Challenge race this year, Beholder, who won three; and two-time winners Big Blue Kitten, Honor Code, and Wild Dude. read blog
Bloodroot's title as the inaugural Kentucky Broodmare of the Year added one of the last of many laurels to the career of her breeder Edward Riley Bradley, who died in August 1946.
Earle Mack's Born in a Breeze will try for a second straight stakes win and third consecutive victory overall when the 3-year-old Leonnatus Anteas colt starts in the $125,000 Bunty Lawless Stakes Sunday, Oct. 11 at Woodbine.
Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out Curalina, Azar, and Thrilled for half-mile works at Keeneland Oct. 9.
Santa Anita clockers caught American Pharoah going five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 "handily," while Beholder went the distance in 1:02 flat and was given the "breezing" label that is not often awarded in Southern California.
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BloodHorse.com is compiling a list of upcoming open house days showcasing stallions for the 2016 breeding season. These open house days will be added to the list below as they are received.
Square Dancer, unbeaten in three starts over the track, heads Hastings Park's Oct.12 $100,000 BC Premier's Handicap (Can-III).
When you have a freak of a racehorse who just happens to have a freaky pedigree, then you have found something extra special. And that appears to be the case with Beholder. read blog
Work All Week, the champion male sprinter of 2014 and winner of last year's Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), has been retired because of a stress fracture in his right knee.
NBC Sports Group's viewership for the "Breeders' Cup Challenge Series: Win and You're In Presented by Lane's End Farm" jumped 136% year over year.
Two licensees in Kentucky, including one who allegedly is involved with money laundering, have had their licenses suspended after being ejected from the grounds at Churchill Downs.
Bloodstock specialist Zach Madden and Ro Parra's Millennium Farms have partnered to create Buckland Sales, an independent sales agency premiering its first consignments in November.
Topped by a Street Cry filly, Book 1 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale in Newmarket, England, concluded Oct. 8 with record gross receipts for the three-day auction.
A day after prominent trainer Graham Motion questioned the research conducted to determine the threshold level and withdrawal time for methocarbamol (Robaxin), the RMTC defended its efforts.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. I) and shares race replays for the top Breeders' Cup Juvenile contenders. read blog
Buoyed by larger fields and increased purses, daily average handle increased 10.7% at the 70-day Emerald Downs' meeting that concluded Sept. 27.
Keeneland said Oct. 8 it officially is in support of the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015 and has joined the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity, a group that also supports the federal legislation.
Gretna Racing, which won a license to offer Quarter Horse barrel racing as a steppingstone to apply for slot machines, was dealt a setback when the Florida First District Court of Appeal Oct. 2 reversed its earlier opinion.
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup featuring Sentiero Italia, Blond Me, Miss Temple City, Her Emmynency, and Feathered. Sponsored by Equibase Watch Video
Race Day, a multiple graded stakes winner in 2015 by leading sire Tapit, will stand at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in 2016 and participate in the farm's Share The Upside program.
Although both Golden Horn and Treve posted impressive victories over the course of the past month, neither displaced Triple Crown winner American Phaorah from the top of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings.
The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities has joined the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity, expressing its support for the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015.
The Dubai Racing Club has released its schedule for the 13th Dubai World Cup Carnival, which offers 11 weeks of international races worth US$38.9 million at Meydan Racecourse.
Russell Road and Lucy's Bob Boy -- with 97 starts and nearly $3 million in earnings between them -- will square off for the fourth consecutive year in the $500,000 West Virginia Breeders' Classic Oct. 10 at Charles Town.
Godolphin Racing's Sentiero Italia, coming off back-to-back grade II victories as the favorite at Saratoga Race Course and Belmont Park, headlines the Oct. 10 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT).
The grade I-winning son of Speightstown will stand in New York for $7,500 live foal.
Harmonize showed a new dimension Oct. 7 at Keeneland, coming from far off the pace with a strong stretch run to win the Jessamine (gr. IIIT) and an automatic berth in the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT).
Normandy Invasion, a multiple graded stakes-placed son of Tapit, has been retired. He ran fourth in Orb's 2013 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 continued in robust fashion Wednesday, Oct. 7 with four lots topping the 1 million guineas ($1,606,500) mark.
War Dancer has faced the best of the older turf division all summer and takes a drop in class Oct. 10 in the nine-furlong Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.
Canterbury Park will begin a search for a new director of racing and racing secretary following the announcement that Doug Schoepf has retired after 21 years at the Shakopee, Minn., track.
For the third time, Santa Anita Park won the Simulcast Award presented annually at the International Simulcast Conference, held this year in Clearwater Beach, Fla.
With record purses of $750,000 for five stakes restricted to Ohio-breds, the Best of Ohio series attracted 54 entries for its Oct. 10 renewal at ThistleDown Racino.
Grade I winner Liam's Map will contest the Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Oct. 30 at Keeneland and not the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed Oct. 7.
A tote security initiative launched by the TRPB remains on track, but in a major change, the organization said Oct. 7 there no longer is a need for outlets that receive simulcast signals to pay a monthly fee to fund it.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has suspended Graham Motion for five days and fined the trainer $500 for a medication overage in Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Kitten's Point. Motion has appealed the ruling.
A Kentucky-bred Malibu Moon filly sold for $200,000 to top the Oct. 6 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall yearling sale that saw key statistics fall for the second year in a row.
In a move that Wyoming Downs said will force layoffs and threaten its live race meet, the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission has shut down all historic horse race terminals in the state.
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