Boosted by quality offerings in the dispersal of Al and Nora Figliolia's Westbury Stables, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale enjoyed major upswings in gross of 48.3% and average price of 27.8% from a year ago.
Breeders' Cup hopeful Rip Van Winkle has been retired after suffering slight setback
Playa May, the dam of Champagne Stakes (gr. I) winner Uncle Mo, to sell as Hip No. 122 at Fasig-Tipton Ky. November sale as part of the Denali Stud consignment.
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A tentative deal has been reached to let the New York Racing Association and other tracks take over the advanced deposit wagering system now run by the giant New York City Off-Track Betting Corp.
Sovereign Stable's Negligee, who scored her biggest career win at Keeneland in the 2009 Darley Alcibiades (gr. I), was one of a full field of 14 drawn for the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (gr. II) on Oct. 23.
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Frankel appears to be as good a Classic prospect as Europe has seen in years.
With one day remaining in Arqana's October yearling auction in France, the gross has exceeded last year's total.
D. Wayne Lukas is pointing Mine That Bird to the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) on Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs, though he is not confident the gelding will draw in.
S J Stables Cloudy's Knight, an earner of more than $2.5 million from 42 starts, has been retired due to a recurrence of a suspensory injury.
A look at the prospective fields for the Friday, Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup races.
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium board of directors has recommended withdrawal guidelines and plasma thresholds for a bronchodilator, a muscle relaxant, and four anabolic steroids.
If a large field with no standout is an appealing quality for a feature race, the Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 22 at Keeneland sure fits the mold.
The Jockeys' Guild has filed legal documents seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent the state's racing regulatory body from enforcing a new regulation on safety vests and jockey sponsorship.
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