The lead up to the Breeders' Cup will feature the Oct. 7 $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1), which had its purse trimmed by $250,000.
Led by a Smart Strike filly sold for $525,000, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training got off to a solid start May 22 with across-the-board gains in a market that continued the trends seen earlier in the juvenile auction season.
Bob Feld is TOBA's January member of month
Jockey agent Ron Anderson was among those who have spent much of the last 24 hours trying to digest news that the life of Garrett Gomez has come to a tragic end.
Grade I-winning millionaire Haynesfield has been acquired by Climax Stallions, a new venture of Bob and Sean Feld, and will be relocated to Rancho San Miguel for the 2017 breeding season.
International success at the highest levels and strong commercial results allow War Front's fee to rise to $250,000 from $200,000 in 2016.
Darley Alcibiades, Shadwell Turf Mile, Claiborne Breeders' Futurity, First Lady, Juddmonte Spinster, Santa Anita Sprint Championship, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Champagne, Flower Bowl, Frizette, Kelso and more.
With three horses across the track at the eighth pole, Hoppertunity forged to the lead late to secure a half-length victory in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.
While this year's $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (gr. I) lacks superstar power, the field of six older horses is an interesting mix of consistent veterans and less consistent types who have at times flashed talent.
Shaman Ghost, Mubtaahij, Effinex lead cast
A total of 42 stakes worth a combined $10.6 million and two Super Saturday cards among highlights for Belmont Park's 38-day fall meet, which starts Sept. 9 and runs through Oct. 30.
In his first start in more than 16 months, Black Rock Thoroughbreds, Madaket Stables, and James Covello's Far From Over kept his undefeated record intact in a June 24 allowance race at Belmont Park.
Workouts for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's April spring sale of 2-year-olds in training continued April 12, with three horses equaling the fastest breeze time for an eighth of a mile.
The New York Racing Association has released its 2016 racing calendar, with 237 days of live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course.
With his stud fee doubling from $10,000 this year to $20,000 for 2016, Majesticperfection will carry the top fee for the upcoming season at Brereton Jones' Airdrie Stud.
Robert Evans' Tonalist, fifth in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will likely start next in the Nov. 28 Cigar Mile (gr. I). Also, a deal in 2014 for Lane's End to acquire an interest in the colt has been canceled.
The Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) is one of the few big U.S. races to elude Racing Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey, who will send out Honor Code in the race on Saturday.
The 10-furlong distance of the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) provides comfort for trainer Christophe Clement, who will send out Tonalist in this year's edition of North America's richest race.
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Lea, a grade I winner and earner of $2,182,398, will be retired following the upcoming Breeders' Cup World Championships and be retired to Claiborne Farm for the 2016 breeding season.
Gold Standard: Tonalist repeats in the Jockey Club Gold Cup and more in the October 10, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine.
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.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park. read blog
Width, a daughter of Blame, has been pegged as the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the one-turn mile Frizette Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies Oct. 3 at Belmont.
Reigning Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) winner Tonalist drilled a bullet five furlongs Sept. 26 at Belmont Park in preparation for this year's edition of the race Oct. 3.
The fields for six graded stakes on Belmont Park's Oct. 3 "Super Saturday" card are beginning to take form.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Blame||Albert M. Stall, Jr.||
|Dry Martini||Barclay Tagg||
|Fly Down||Nicholas P. Zito||
|Haynesfield||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Mythical Power||Kevin Eikleberry||
|Rail Trip||Ronald W. Ellis||
|Tranquil Manner||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||
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