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  • May Night Stakes winner Lady Cohiba

    Demoiselle Draws Promising 10-Horse Field

    The Demoiselle Stakes, an important race for juvenile fillies under early consideration for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), drew a full field of 10 promising young females headlined by Lady Cohiba and Awalkinthemoonlite.

  • Horseman Martin Banned from IN Tracks

    The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has banned key state racing official Ed Martin Jr. from both Hoosier State Thoroughbred tracks for two years due to an alleged license violation.

  • Four-time grade I winner Winchester faces 10 in the  W.L. McKnight Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Winchester Tries for Another Graded Score

    While lightly raced this year, four-time grade I winner Winchester has by far the most decorated career heading into the Nov. 26 W.L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIT) at Calder Casino & Race Course.

  • Tajaaweed

    Tajaaweed Takes Aim at River City Handicap

    Tajaaweed may have not had the best trip in the Oct. 8 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT), where he finished sixth, but the son of Dynaformer looks poised and ready for a rebound in the Nov. 19 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Cuts in Indiana Racing Subsidy Recommended

    Following an attempt earlier this year by the Indiana legislature to reduce the amount of funds from slots at racetracks that are allotted to the horse racing industry, the Indiana inspector general made the same suggestion.

  • Blind Luck, hip 210, sold for $2.5 Million dollars.

    Dedomenico Buys Blind Luck for $2.5 Million

    Champion Blind Luck brought $2.5 million at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. The multiple grade I-winning daughter of Pollard's Vision was consigned as Hip No. 210A by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

  • Dance Quietly, hip 92, sold at the Keeneland November Sale for $2 Million dollars.

    Half to Saint Liam Commands $2 Million

    Stakes winner Dance Quietly, a 3-year-old daughter of A.P. Indy and a half sister to champion Saint Liam (by Saint Ballado), brought $2 million at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Buster's Ready, hip 63, sold at the Keeneland November Sale for $2.4 million.

    Buster's Ready Brings $2.4 Million

    Buster's Ready, a 3-year-old grade I-winning daughter of More Than Ready, fetched $2.4 million, the top price thus far at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 7.

  • Speightstown Mare Brings $1.55 Million

    Grade I winner Mona de Momma, a 5-year-old mare by Speightstown, fetched $1.55 million from Jon Clay of Alpha Delta Stables during the last hour of the Faisg Tipton November sale. She was consigned by Lane's End, agent.

  • Jeremy Best (left) receives the Race Track Chaplaincy of America's 2011 White Horse Award.

    Starting Gate Crewman Gets White Horse Award

    Remington Park gate crewman Jeremy Best has been selected as the Race Track Chaplaincy of America's 2011 White Horse Award recipient for rescuing Quarter Horse jockey Roy Brooks during an incident last spring.

  • Havelock and exercise rider Chase Miller

    Havelock: A True Athlete

    Exercise rider Chase Miller has a lot of high hopes in Havelock, who is 9-2 on the morning line for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT).

  • Havelock will be facing Regally Ready in this year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.

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    Turf Sprint: Regally Ready 3-1 Favorite

    Regally Ready, winner of the Nearctic Stakes (Can-IT) and the Churchill Downs Turf Sprint (gr. IIIT), is the 3-1 morning-line favorite in a full field for Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT).

  • Caracortado

    Caracortado: Lightning in a Bottle

    Trainer Mike Machowsky took a chance when he decided to breed the unraced mare Mons Venus, but his leap of faith has already paid big dividends in the form of her graded stakes-winning son Caracortado.

  • IN Trainer Fights 10-Year Abuse Suspension

    Janey Adams, a 22-year-old Indiana-based owner/trainer, has been accused of abusing and neglecting a Thoroughbred in her care and was recommended to receive a 10-year suspension by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.

  • Trainer Jenine Sahadi Retires

    Successful female trainer Jenine Sahadi has retired from racing. Sahadi, 48, dissolved her stable at the close of the Del Mar meet in September and is in the process of relocating to the San Diego area.

  • Social Media Valuable Tool for Aftercare

    Learning how to use social media to boost public knowledge of aftercare facilities was one of the themes on the second and final day of a professional education seminar offered by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.

  • Eldorado's Tune is an Off Track Thoroughbred who has been retired from racing and has a second career as an eventer.

    Expanding OTTB Markets Among Aftercare Topics

    In light of the ever-growing issue of Thoroughbred aftercare, a series of speakers were invited to share their knowledge at an Oct. 18-19 professional education seminar offered by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

  • Champagne winner Union Rags
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    Union Rags Has Seabiscuit-Like Story

    As Union Rags prepares for a run in the Nov. 5 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile, his owner/breeder Phyllis Wyeth took some time to reflect on the horse's fairytale-like story, comparing it to that of the great Seabiscuit.

  • Horses Added to 'Kentucky Proud' Program

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the Kentucky Equine Education Project, and the Kentucky Horse Council announced Oct. 6 that horses have been added to the "Kentucky Proud" program.

  • Daveron has won all three of her starts this year, including the Ballston Spa (shown).<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    First Lady Boasts Large, International Field

    German-bred Daveron, C.S. Silk, and Never Retreat, all graded stakes winners in 2011, headline an overflow field of 12 fillies and mares, plus two also-eligibles for the Oct. 8 First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) at Keeneland.

  • The Foal Project Comes to Lexington

    Esther Marr interviews Lisa Miller about The Foal Project, a traveling gallery that documents the foaling process. The project benefits equine therapy organizations.

  • Spring Hill Farm manager Chris Baker

    Evans Dispersal Evokes Good Memories

    Spring Hill Farm manager Chris Baker talked about the standouts in the Estate of Edward P. Evans dispersal, as well as his bittersweet emotions leading up to the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Rick Porter with his filly Havre de Grace.

    Porter on 'Grace': Time to Take on the Boys

    Rick Porter of Fox Hill Stables has made many bold statements in regards to his 4-year-old filly Havre de Grace. Time is now ticking to see whether she will prove him right by winning the Sept. 3 Woodward (gr. I).

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    Blind Luck to Skip Pacific Classic

    Blind Luck, who was under consideration for the Aug. 28 Pacific Classic (gr. I) against males, will instead point toward the Oct. 1 Lady's Secret (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, according to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

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    Summer Soiree Helps Irwin Reach Milestone

    Barry Irwin reached a significant milestone when Summer Soiree prevailed in the Aug. 20 Del Mar Oaks (gr. I). Irwin is in his 25th season syndicating and managing racehorses, and Summer Soiree is his 25th grade I winner.

  • Blog: New Vocations Horse Show

    During the month of July, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program hosted two horse shows that featured Thoroughbreds competing off the track.

  • Pinnacle Race Course vacated its racing license for this year.

    MHBPA Hoping for T-bred Meet at Mt. Pleasant

    Mount Pleasant Meadows, a mixed breed racetrack in central Michigan, has a contract with horsemen for a 30-day live meet with Thoroughbred races making up the bulk of the cards, but racing hinges on approval by the MGCB.

  • Dynamic Holiday has won 4 in a row, including the Hercomesthebride Stakes (shown).<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Dynamic Holiday Seeks Dynamic VA Oaks Run

    Dynamic Holiday has been on a roll in her last four starts, and she is looking to carry over her win streak into her first start at Colonial Downs in the July 16 Virginia Oaks (gr. IIIT).