California Flag became the first horse to win the Morvich Stakes (gr. IIIT) three times when he took the latest edition of the race by a half-length over Excessive Passion in a furious finish Oct. 10.
Danedream, winner of the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) Oct. 2, will not participate in the Breeders' Cup World Championships in November at Churchill Downs, according to an Oct. 10 Daily Racing Form story.
Santa Anita has has launched an alternate website, www.santaanitalive.com, in an effort to reach a broader, younger audience by offering a wide array of content, much of which is not horse racing-specific.
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors heard important updates from the organization's race day medication, drug testing initiative (DTI), and research committees during a meeting Oct. 6.
Mr. Greeley enjoyed a superlative weekend Oct. 8-9 as three of the deceased stallion's runners proved best at the highest level of racing.
If the tepid response at an Oct. 10 meeting at Keeneland is any indication, horsemen have little or no opposition to stiffer medication guidelines being considered by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
Trainer Ken McPeek said Oct. 11 that surgery is planned for Here Comes Frazier in an effort repair a compound fracture to the right hock sustained by the colt during the Oct. 9 Bourbon Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland.
Boylan and his family will be getting an all-expenses-paid trip to Louisville for the Breeders' Cup week, and Boylan will perform his song "Stateside" at Churchill Downs during the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Indygo Mountain, a winning son of A.P. Indy, will stand in 2012 at Clarence Scharbauer Jr.'s Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas.
Trainer Larry Jones has arrived at Keeneland Racecourse to oversee the training of Horse of the Year candidate Havre de Grace as the 4-year-old filly prepares for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 155 lots for its November select breeding stock sale. The auction will be held Nov. 6, beginning at 4 p.m. (EST), at Fasig-Tipton's Newtown Paddocks complex in Lexington.
Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm near Georgetown, Ky., has partnered with the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and Nick Ryan's Saloon to present "Hall of Fame Day at Old Friends" Monday, Oct. 17.
Grade I winner Purim was represented by his first winner when his son Two Months Rent won a maiden special weight turf race at Belmont Park Oct. 8.
Horse breeding is a business full of rewards and disappointments. Breeders eagerly await the birth of a healthy foal, but they also understand the risk of abortion or of a mare not conceiving.
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