• Fault wins the Pucker Up Stakes at Arlington International Racecourse

    Fault, Sweeping Paddy Head Pin Oak Valley View

    Recent graded stakes winners Fault and Sweeping Paddy headline the Oct. 20 $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (G3T). A full field of 14 3-year-old fillies plus one also eligible are entered for Keeneland's 1 1/16-mile turf event.

  • Gun Runner rattles off five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 at Santa Anita

    Gun Runner Solid in Santa Anita Work

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner put in his third West Coast work toward the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), going five furlongs Oct. 16 at Santa Anita Park. 

  • Blond Me and Oisin Murphy win the E. P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine

    Blond Me Sweeps to E. P. Taylor Victory

    After two unsuccessful runs in the U.S. in 2015, Blond Me was back in full force Oct. 15 when she battled with Kitten's Roar in the Woodbine stretch and pulled off a win the $500,000 E. P. Taylor Stakes (G1T). 

  • Happy Like a Fool wins the Matron Stakes at Belmont Park

    Happy Like a Fool Kicks Away in Matron

    Returning to the United States and to the dirt did the trick for the Wesley Ward-trained Happy Like a Fool, as she pulled away from rivals in the Belmont Park stretch to win the $150,000 Matron Stakes (G3) Oct. 15. 

  • Rubilinda wins the Pebbles Stakes at Belmont Park

    Rubilinda Holds Off Party Boat in Pebbles Stakes

    After a wide, sweeping move coming into the Belmont Park stretch, Don Alberto Stable homebred Rubilinda still had enough left to hold off late surges from Party Boat and Thais to win the $200,000 Pebbles Stakes Oct. 14. 

  • Salientito, one of eight horses who have started quarantine to go back to the mainland

    Retired Puerto Rico Runners Start Journey to Mainland

    Eight retired Thoroughbreds from Puerto Rico started their United States Department of Agriculture-required eight-day quarantine Oct. 11, the first step on their journey to the contiguous United States, according to Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare. 

  • Kate Tweedy speaks at her mother's memorial service

    Friends, Family Celebrate Penny Chenery

    A large audience gathered in Keeneland's sales pavilion the afternoon of Oct. 9 to remember the life of Helen "Penny" Chenery, the "First Lady of Thoroughbred Racing," who died Sept. 16 at age 95. 

  • Separationofpowers pulls away in the Frizette Stakes Oct. 8

    Separationofpowers Too Good in Frizette

    Klaravich Stables' Separationofpowers rallied in the Belmont Park stretch to secure her first graded stakes victory by open lengths Oct. 8 in the $400,000 Frizette Stakes (G1).

  • Hipódromo Camarero after Hurricane Maria

    Puerto Rican Horses Heading Stateside for Retirement

    A small handful of the approximately 800 horses at Hipódromo Camarero are in the process of being moved from the U.S. territory to the states for retirement, some going to permanent homes and some going to Thoroughbred retirement organizations.

  • Celebrity Saratoga Snacks Garners Attention for ReRun

    Even though the primary goal of the 21-year-old ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption is to find second careers and new homes off the track for retired Thoroughbred racehorses, the organization gets significant attention from a few of its permanent residents.

  • Hip 77, a filly by Maclean's Music, brings $135,000

    Filly's Sale Comes Full Circle for Breeders

    As breeders David and Susan Wantz watched their Maclean's Music filly sell for $135,000 to Cary Frommer Oct. 2 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall yearling sale, there was a sense of relief from the breeders. 

  • Gun Runner works a half-mile in :50 2/5 at Santa Anita Oct. 2

    Gun Runner Logs First Work at Santa Anita

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner put in his first timed work Oct. 2 since arriving in Southern California a week ago, going a half-mile in :50 2/5 at Santa Anita Park. 

  • Blonde Bomber pulls away from the field in the Our Dear Peggy Stakes

    First Black-Type Winner for Fort Larned

    Arindel homebred Blonde Bomber became Fort Larned's first black-type stakes winner when she demolished a field of nine juvenile fillies by 7 1/4 lengths in the Sept. 30 Our Dear Peggy Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

  • Projected wins the Baltimore/Washington Turf Cup

    Projected Surges to Baltimore/Washington Turf Cup Win

    After a few runner-up finishes this spring and summer, Juddmonte Farms homebred Projected (GB) found his way to the winner's circle Sept. 30, taking Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup Stakes (G2T) at Laurel Park. 

  • Renaisance Frolic wins the Armed Forces Stakes at Gulfstream Park

    Paynter Gets First Black-Type Winner

    Stride Rite Racing Stable homebred Renaisance Frolic became the first black-type winner for his sire, Paynter, when he drew off to a three-length victory in the Sept. 30 $75,000 Armed Forces Stakes at Gulfstream Park. 

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    Caribbean TB Aftercare Assists Puerto Rico Horses

    The human and animal population of Puerto Rico are struggling to regain their footing after the island was pounded by Hurricane Maria. Many are scrambling to secure food, water, and included in the chaos are about 950 horses at Hipodromo Camarero.

  • Moonshine Memories wins the Del Mar Debutante

    Moonshine Memories Will Stretch Out in Chandelier

    Grade 1 winner Moonshine Memories, who is undefeated in two starts, will attempt to take another top-level race when she tries two turns for the first time in the $300,000 Chandelier Stakes (G1) Sept. 30 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Hipodromo Camarero after Hurricane Maria

    Industry Groups Working to Send Aid to Camarero

    Various equine industry groups are currently working together with the Humane Society of the United States to form a plan of action to provide aid to horses in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit the island Sept. 20. 

  • Pinch Hit wins the Dogwood Stakes by a neck over Champagne Problems at Churchill Downs

    Pinch Hit Holds on for Dogwood Win

    Klein Racing's Pinch Hit and jockey Jon Court raced along unhurried near the back of the field for most of the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes Sept. 23 at Churchill Downs, but showed an impressive rally in the stretch and held on to win by a neck.

  • It Tiz Well and Drayden Van Dyke win the Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing

    It Tiz Well Upsets Abel Tasman in Cotillion

    Refusing to let her multiple grade 1-winning competition get away in the stretch, It Tiz Well dug in and held on to pull off a two-length victory in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (G1) at Parx Racing Sept. 23 against favorite Abel Tasman. 

  • Off Limits speeds to victory in the Noble Damsel

    Off Limits Goes Last to First in Noble Damsel

    Already a stakes winner in her native Ireland, Off Limits (IRE) picked up her first stakes victory in the United States Sept. 23 in a sweeping last-to-first move in the $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (G3T) at Belmont Park.

  • Arrogate works a half-mile at Santa Anita in :49 3/5 with Rafael Bejarano aboard

    Baffert Sees 'Big Improvements' in Arrogate

    Traveling over the Santa Anita Park main track by himself the morning of Sept. 18, Arrogate, with Rafael Bejarano aboard, worked a half-mile in :49 3/5, cutting splits of :12 2/5 and :25 1/5 before galloping out to five furlongs in 1:02 3/5. 

  • Patrona Margarita opens up on her competition in the stretch of the Pocahontas Stakes

    Patrona Margarita Surges to Pocahontas Victory

    Stretching out in distance seemed to do the trick for Patrona Margarita who pulled away from her competition in the stretch to win the Sept. 16. $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. 

  • Romantic Vision wins the Locust Grove Stakes Sept. 16

    Romantic Vision Upsets Locust Grove

    Jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. expertly guided Romantic Vision along the rail to victory in the $100,000 Locust Grove Stakes (G3) Sept. 16 at Churchill Downs. 

  • Kelly's Humor wins the Ellis Park Debutante

    Take Charge Paula, Kelly’s Humor Head Pocahontas

    Two stakes winning juvenile fillies, who are both two-for-two in their short careers so far, will put their undefeated records on the line when they take on eight others in the $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs Sept. 16.

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    New Vocations/TIP Championship Show Brings OTTBs to KY

    More than 250 off-track Thoroughbreds descended on the Kentucky Horse Park's Rolex Stadium in Lexington Sept. 8-10 as part of the first-ever New Vocations Charity Thoroughbred Show/Thoroughbred Incentive Program Championships.

  • Hip 50, a Scat Daddy colt, brought $250,000 as the co-sale topper at the Turf Showcase

    Vinery Sales Sells Co-Sale Topper at F-T Turf Showcase

    After watching one of his yearlings bring the co-sale topping price of $250,000 and then watching another not sell at $5,000, Vinery Sales' Derek MacKenzie had mixed feelings at the first ever Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase sale Sept. 10. 

  • Justin Zayat said he looks for an athletic physical and a healthy individual first and foremost

    Zayat Looks for Diamond in the Rough at F-T Turf Sale

    Even as the early minutes of Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase sale crept along Sept. 10, buyers who were gathered around the outdoor ring were already optimistic for the first-ever sale. One such optimistic buyer was Zayat Stables' Justin Zayat. 

  • Mr. Misunderstood (outside) turns for home in the Super Derby Sept. 9 at Louisiana Downs

    Mr. Misunderstood Rolls to Super Derby Win

    Just as he did in the Super Derby Prelude Stakes a month ago, Flurry Racing Stables' Mr. Misunderstood pulled away in the stretch to win the $200,0000 Super Derby at Harrah's Louisiana Downs Sept. 9. 

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    'War Horse' Crushing Blossoms in Show Ring

    Georgia Keogh was pleasantly surprised in 2015 when her father James Keogh, casually mentioned he had a horse arriving for her one day. When the gray gelding got off the trailer, Keogh was immediately enamored with the son of Giacomo.

  • Mark Casse, pictured here with Classic Empire, said he is unable to predict when the champion colt might race again

    Classic Empire to Bypass PA Derby, Future Undecided

    John Oxley's multiple grade 1 winner Classic Empire will not run in the Sept. 23 Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx Racing and his connections do not have plans yet for the colt's next start, trainer Mark Casse said Aug. 29.

  • Munny Spunt (left) and Zapperkat run down the stretch in the Torrey Pines Stakes

    Munny Spunt Wins Torrey Pines Via DQ

    Munny Spunt, who crossed the wire second, is now a graded stakes winner after the disqualification of Zapperkat in the $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes (G3) at Del Mar Aug. 27. 

  • Lady Eli digs deep to score a determined victory in the Ballston Spa at Saratoga Race Course

    Lady Eli Surges to Victory in Ballston Spa

    Three years and one day after Sheep Pond Partners' Lady Eli won in her debut at Saratoga Race Course, the daughter of Divine Park surged down the stretch to pick up a victory in the $400,000 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa Stakes (G2T).