The Tattersalls December Sale sees the fourth-highest gross in the history of the auction after completing its fourth and final session.
Top-weighted City to City and defending champion Washington Bridge form a potent duo in the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) for Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer at Hollywood Park Dec. 4.
Italian trainer Francesco Santella scored with his first North American starter when Coal Region Kid captured the third race at Hollywood Park Dec. 1.
Nine stakes were upgraded and four achieved graded status for 2012 after a review by the American Graded Stakes Committee Nov. 30-Dec. 1. The panel reviewed 659 unrestricted stakes in the U.S. worth at least $75,000.
Fleet Valid, a hard knocking gelding by Montbrook, was a just a claimer during the majority of his 28 starts. read blog
Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II) winner Afleet Again is the headliner in the $150,000 Valedictory Stakes (Can-III) Dec. 4 at Woodbine, but for those looking for a better price there are reasons to look elsewhere.
Blue Horse Charities announced it distributed $153,300 in grants in 2011 to 45 non-profit organizations that place registered Thoroughbreds into adoptive homes.
Jason, Tom and Evan Ciannello from TwinSpires.com handicap the Spectacular Bid Stakes at Gulfstream Park. watch video
Trainer Keith G. Bourgeois won the 2,000th race of his career when he saddled Dynamic Time for victory by a nose in the sixth race at Delta Downs on the night of Nov. 30.
Strong Santa Ana winds of up to 100 miles per hour blew through Southern California early Dec. 1, uprooting trees and damaging some barns at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia.
Trainer Ramon "Mike" Hernandez, the oldest active trainer on The New York Racing Association circuit, is retiring at the age 86 after a 60-year career.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
A mid-November graded stakes win for 2-year-old Sabercat bumps sire Bluegrass Cat into second place among second-crop sires.
ReRun announced its annual holiday auction of Moneighs will take place now through Dec. 4 on Ebay. The original, abstract, 16" x 20" paintings are created by some of North America's most prominent Thoroughbreds.
TVG will present live, on-site, coverage of the co-featured races from the Dec. 3 inaugural Caribbean Nations Racing Challenge to be held at Santa Rosa Park in Arima, Trinidad and Tobago.
Digital business applications are among the topics to be discussed during the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing & Gaming Dec. 5-8 in Tucson.
Despite taking a financial hit because of a state-imposed shutdown during its live race meet this summer, Canterbury Park will stay the course with its regular schedule in 2012.
Total wagering during the recently concluded 21-day fall meet at Churchill Downs fell 3.9%, with a large portion of the difference coming during the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Two Florida Quarter Horse Associations late in the day Nov. 30 asked a state court in Tallahassee to issue an emergency motion for a stay that would prevent the scheduled Dec. 1 start of pari-mutuel barrel racing.
The latest Horse Course from the University of Kentucky's Veterinary (UK) Diagnostic Laboratory and Gluck Equine Research Center (presented by Pfizer Animal Health) is now available for viewing on TheHorse.com.
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