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.
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.
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.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Breeding, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jockey diagnosed with 'incomplete spinal cord injury' perseveres after July 22 incident.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Breeders' Cup and Red Mile have opened sales for the "Breeders' Cup Bash," to be held Oct. 30-31 at the simulcast facility at Red Mile.
Ohio's three Thoroughbred racetracks have been approved for a total of 293 racing dates for 2016 as approved Sept. 29 by the Ohio State Racing Commission.
Keeneland has cataloged 4,476 horses for its 2015 November breeding stock sale, which will be held Nov. 2-13 and begin two days after the track hosts the Breeders' Cup World Championships for the first time.
Midwest Thoroughbreds is hoping its two stable stars punch their tickets to the Breeders' Cup in races at Keeneland during its opening weekend.
The Illinois Racing Board Sept. 29 voted to consolidate all 2016 Chicago-area racing at Arlington International Racecourse and Hawthorne Race Course, averting potential draconian cuts at both those tracks.
Stallion Where's the Ring will return east, this time to Ontario's Colebrook Farm Stallion Station, for the 2016 season.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic
ARCI Sept. 29 announced members of a committee that will work with regulators in each racing state to complete implementation of reforms that make up the National Uniform Medication Program.
The Illinois Racing Board upheld the stewards' decision to disqualify Secret Gesture in the 2015 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) from first to third place and also confirmed a $1,500 fine against her rider Jamie Spencer.
Super Derby (gr. II) winner Mobile Bay takes his show on the road to Remington Park for the Sept. 27 Oklahoma Derby (gr. III). The nine-furlong race for 3-year-olds is worth $400,000.
Departing, Mylute, and Ulanbator figure to mix it up late in Lukas Classic Stakes under the Twin Spires.
Brazilian group I winner Holding Glory will enter stud in 2016 at Nicks Farm in Sellersburg, Ind.
Skylord picked up his first winner as a sire when Cindy Patrick's Check Or a Wreck drew off in the stretch of a maiden-optional claiming race for 2-year-old Indiana-bred fillies sired by registered Indiana stallions Sept. 22.
The Ohio HBPA, which withdrew permission for its races to be simulcast in a dispute with track management over the number of available stalls, said ThistleDown officials agreed Sept. 18 to increase the number of stalls.
Billy's Star, winner of the Aug. 23 Victoria Park Stakes last time out, heads a group of eight sophomores, including Victoria runner-up Firespike, in the $150,000 Canadian (Can-III) Sept. 20 at Woodbine.
For the second time in three years, the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has pulled the plug on the exporting of ThistleDown Racino's live racing signal.
Citing higher than anticipated handle on its Aug. 15 Arlington Million card and following days, Arlington International Racecourse announced it will card additional races daily and increase purses for state-bred races.
Kentucky Downs, which was rebuffed last year in its attempt to add racing days to its 2015 schedule, will try again for 2016, track president Corey Johnsen said Sept. 16.
In an effort to provide a measure of protection for horses and racetrack workers in Illinois, an Illinois Racing Board commissioner wants to require tracks to consider their welfare in the event of track shutdowns.
Skychai Racing's Da Big Hoss, claimed for $50,000 in June, made big on that investment with an off-the-pace victory in the $600,000 Kentucky Turf Cup Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds and up Sept. 14 at Kentucky Downs.
Canterbury Park reported increases in pari-mutuel handle, purses, and attendance for its 2015 meet that ended Sept. 12.
Stacked Deck held off 2014 Bold Venture Stakes (Can-III) winner Calgary Cat with a determined drive and claimed his first graded score Sept. 13, winning this year's edition of the $150,000 test at Woodbine.
The Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) won't include Wise Dan after the two-time winner's retirement, but runners who dwelt in his shadow will have a chance to shine Sept. 13 at Woodbine.
"The other Casse," Conquest Daddyo was overlooked off a runner-up finish in the Aug. 15 Vandal Stakes at Woodbine Aug. 15, but finds himself a graded stakes victor in just his third start.
Catch a Glimpse offered her rivals barely that in the $200,000 Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 12 at Woodbine, setting the pace and then rolling away to a five-length victory.
- By Myra Lewyn
- Racing, Breeding, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic, TOBA
Ken and Sarah Ramsey were named National Owner of the Year and National Breeder of the Year the evening of Sept. 11 during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association national awards dinner held at Hill 'n' Dale Farms.
The Pizza Man, who became the first Illinois-bred to win the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 15, will make his next start at Keeneland with an eye on the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and beyond.
Silver Max, a consistent turf miler who went 12-5-1 in a 27-start career and won the 2013 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland over Wise Dan, has been retired. He will stand at Adena Springs North for 2016.
Calgary Cat, Canada's defending sprint champion, seeks a repeat in the Sept. 13 Bold Venture Stakes (Can-III) at 6 1/2 furlongs. Making his second start off a long layoff is two-time sprint champ (2011-12) Essence Hit Man.
The mile turf event is a Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" race for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) Oct. 30 at Keeneland.
Justin Stein picked up his 1,000th career win on Sept. 5 when he guided Battle Castle to a 1 3/4-length victory in Saturday's opening race at Woodbine.
Strict Compliance got a stiff challenge from Isabella Sings in the stretch run of the Boiling Springs Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 5 at Monmouth Park, but found just enough in the final strides to earn her first graded score.
Tucci Stables' Riker picked up his third win in as many starts Saturday, Sept. 5 when the son of Include cruised to a front-end win over four other juveniles in the $125,000 Swynford Stakes on the Woodbine Polytrack.
Al and Bill Ulwelling's Renamed shook free in early stretch and pulled away to a clear win in the first race at Canterbury Park Aug. 29, becoming the first winner for grade III winner and New Mexico stallion Everyday Heroes.
The Ohio State Racing Commission is moving forward with what it has called a comprehensive study into the effects of the mineral cobalt on racehorses.
Tucci Stables' Riker will try to make it three straight Saturday when he faces an expected four other 2-year-olds in the $125,000 Swynford Stakes on the Polytrack at Woodbine.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission said Aug. 31 that none of the 221 samples tested for cobalt during the first 60 days of the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino meet were above the published threshold level.
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