Churchill Downs Inc. has teamed with the Japan Racing Association to create a series of races in Japan that could annually produce a starter in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Team Valor International has acquired a 50% interest in Poland-based Va Bank, a 4-year-old son of Archipenko, who is unbeaten in 12 career starts after winning the Preis der Sparkassen Finanzgruppe (Ger-III) Aug. 27 at Baden-Baden in Germany.
Hong Kong's first horse to race on South Korean soil becomes the first to win as he took the inaugural edition of the $700,000 race that covered 1,200 meters (about six furlongs).
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Northeast Region, Mid-Atlantic Region
Will retire to Country Life Farm Nov. 30.
Robert Masterson has never had a horse like Tepin, the superstar mare who will carry his colors in next Saturday’s $1 million Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile while seeking her eighth consecutive victory for trainer Mark Casse.
Stonewall Farms announced Sept. 9 the retirement and sale of multiple stakes winner and multiple graded stakes-placed Mei Ling to Hill 'n' Dale Farms.
Spendthrift Farm has partnered with Churchill Downs to create the Spendthrift Stallion Stakes, a new $300,000 race to be run this fall for 2-year-olds that are sired by Spendthrift stallions.
The Horseracing Testing Laboratory Committee of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) met Sept. 9 and voted to fully accredit the New York Drug Testing Laboratory (NYDTL) pursuant to the RMTC laboratory accreditation program.
Stonestreet announced Sept. 8 that Florida sire Kantharos will move to Kentucky to stand at Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.
Keeneland's September yearling sale opens its 73rd edition at 11 a.m. EDT, Monday, Sept. 12. A total of 4,479 horses are cataloged to the sale, which will cover 13 sessions through Sunday, Sept. 25 and be streamed live on Keeneland.com.
During a distinguished 58-race career that began in 2010, Ben's Cat has 32 victories—26 of them in stakes—and has earned more than $2.6 million.
Robert Masterson's Tepin headlines a probable field of nine for the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) Sept. 17 at Woodbine.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, West Region, Kentucky, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
BloodHorse has signed on to join OwnerView as the co-host of the third Thoroughbred Owner Conference.
Da Big Hoss will face eight rivals Sept. 10 when he tries to become only the second horse to capture the $600,000 Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) twice.
Ellis Park, which closed its 30-day meet Sept. 5, reported a rise in all-sources handle and a slight drop in on-track wagering. Purses were up 25% due to an influx of funding from Kentucky Downs and historical race wagering.
Live racing returns to Turf Paradise when the Arizona track opens its 61st season, to run Oct. 16 through May 7.
Laurel Park starts its 51-day fall meet Sept. 9 and will offer 32 stakes worth combined purses of $3.25 million.
Watch the Saratoga crowd enjoy big wins by Shaman Ghost, Pretty City Dancer and Sweet Loretta Sept. 3, 2016. Courtesy of ABRFilms
The Jockey Club Sept. 6 announced the election of four new members: Dr. Stuart Brown, Walker Hancock, Carlos Heller, and R. Alex Rankin.
California Chrome was the unanimous choice as Del Mar's Horse of the Meeting for 2016.
The New York Racing Association concluded its 2016 season at Saratoga Race Course with all-sources handle of $647,322,503, virtually even with last year's record wagering that had shattered the previous high water mark by more than 10%.
Lothenbach Stable's homebred multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Mister Marti Gras has been retired from racing and is ready to start his second career, trainer Chris Block said.
The third Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos Race Course is set to start Sept. 8.
A three-year study of the short-term and long-tem health consequences for professional jockeys is underway in Great Britain.
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.
Mexican Gold's victory in the 10th race at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 4 marked trainer Chad Brown's 39th win of the meet, breaking a record that stood for five years.
Returning from an injury that sidelined him since February, embattled jockey Patrick Valenzuela wasted no time in winning his first race at Ruidoso Downs, for Quarter Horses, upon his return to racing Sept. 4.
Trainer Jimmy Jerkens reported that Shaman Ghost was in good shape the morning after his head victory over Mubtaahij and Frosted in the Sept. 3 Woodward (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.
A field of 10 talented runners will line up for the final stakes of the 2016 Saratoga Race Course meet in the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Sept. 5 Closing Day program.
Three potential stars head the field in Monday's 69th Futurity: Klimt, Chasing Aces, and Straight Fire.
In what has to be a first in North American racing, two different 92-year-old trainers--Don Munger and Arturo Arboleda--won races the evening of Sept. 2 at Emerald Downs.
Laurel Park's Sept. 10 Turf Festival, highlighted by five grass stakes worth $500,000, attracted more than 200 nominations, Maryland Jockey Club officials said.
What is being called the first international horseracing convention and trade show has been scheduled for August 2017 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., event organizers announced Sept. 2.
Finalists for the inaugural Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards presented by Godolphin were announced Sept. 2. The TIEA ceremony will be held Oct. 7 on the opening day of Keeneland’s fall meet.
Trainer Kiaran will send out Kareena, Takrees, and Coniah to face an expected seven other 3-year-old fillies in the $300,000 Prioress Stakes (gr. II).
Dr. Patricia Hogan will be honored with the first-ever New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association "EquiStar Award" for her dedication and outstanding work on behalf of New York's retired racehorses.
With six wins in the nine graded turf stakes on the flat at the Saratoga Race Course meet, trainer Chad Brown looks poised to add to that tally as he sends out three solid contenders in the seven-horse field entered in the Saranac Stakes (gr. IIIT).
Frosted emerged from his Aug. 6 Whitney (gr. I) victory in fine fettle at Saratoga Race Course, and returns Sept. 3 to take on eight rivals in the $600,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I).
Dennis Drazin is TOBA's September member of month
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 360 yearlings for its Midlantic fall yearling sale to be held Tuesday Oct. 4 in Timonium, Md. The sale will begin at 10 a.m. EDT.
Suffolk Downs will host the third and final of three weekends of live racing Sept. 3-4 for its 2016 racing season.
The most famous resident of Los Alamitos will be honored on "California Chrome Day'' Sept. 10 at the track.
Evangeline Downs concluded its scheduled 84-day Thoroughbred season Aug. 27, with Colby Hernandez and Karl Broberg repeating as the meet's top jockey and trainer, respectively.
Remington Park in Oklahoma will offer more statistical data to horseplayers and fans when it brings back a program by which horses are weighed before each race and the information disseminated to the public.
Hong Kong-based Rich Tapestry, a U.S. grade I winner, disappointed in a gate trial at Sha Tin Aug. 30, putting in question his anticipated career finale in the $608,000 Keeneland Korea Sprint in South Korea.
Gordon E. Layton, prominent Central Kentucky equine veterinarian, Thoroughbred breeder, and co-owner of Loch Lea Farm, died Aug 28 at his home in Paris, Ky. He was 84.
From Citation to California Chrome, read who has led in earnings over the decades.
Unraced since her victory in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) June 14 at Royal Ascot, reigning champion turf female Tepin beezed on the turf course at Saratoga's Oklahoma training track Aug. 29, covering five furlongs in a bullet :58.44 in company.
Shade Tree Thoroughbreds' Three Rules, who has been described as a Saratoga-type horse by trainer Jose Pinchin, will seek to remain undefeated in his fourth start when he stretches out another furlong in the $300,000 Florida Sire Affirmed Stakes.
Jim and Mona Hour's Stryker Phd provided the exclamation point to a memorable Washington Cup day for trainers Larry and Sharon Ross Aug. 28 at Emerald Downs.
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