Angel Terrace, rallying from last on the turn for home, and fast-closing Miz Ida scored divisions of the $125,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Keeneland turf Oct. 19.
Jockey Jesse Campbell enjoyed a memorable day at Woodbine Oct. 19, riding five winners on the nine-race card.
Churchill Downs Inc. hopes to improve returns for its already successful online segment while drawing new customers to pari-mutuel wagering with its new on-line wagering site Luckity.com.
Stephanie Nigge, travelling foreman for Trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre, talks about Americain. Watch Video
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin had Godolphin Racing stars Alpha, Emcee, and Questing prepare for the Breeders' Cup World Championships with workouts at Darley's Greentree Training Center on Oct. 19 in Saratoga Springs.
Mark Johnson, longtime manager of national sales for John Deere's agricultural division and an important figure to the Thoroughbred industry, died Oct. 3 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer.
A son of Exceed and Excel topped Book 3 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale, bringing 52,000 guineas ($88,051 in U.S. funds).
New York state, in the first full day controlling the New York Racing Association, said it will review a tentative deal track officials previously made to replace United Tote as NYRA's totalizator contractor.
Donn Handicap (gr. I) winner Hymn Book returned to winning ways Oct. 19, taking the $80,750 Frank "Pancho" Martin Stakes by 5 3/4 lengths in the slop at Belmont Park.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale is bigger than ever. There are 1,254 horses cataloged for the auction, which will be held Oct. 22-24 in Lexington. The number is up 24.5% from 2011's total of 1,007.
Churchill Downs Inc. announced Oct. 19 that Senior Vice President of Racing Donnie Richardson will leave the company at the end of the year.
Jockey Joseph Rocco, Jr. was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for observation after his mount, Thermal Cat, broke down during the first race at Keeneland Oct. 19.
The Breeders' Cup announced Oct. 19 that professional poker player Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi will play in the $10,000 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2-3 during the World Championships.
Presvis, the highest-earning British-trained horse of all time, died Oct. 17 from a bout with colic, according to the Racing Post.
Meadowlands Racetrack has canceled live racing Oct. 19 after heavy rains throughout the night and early morning in northern New Jersey and with rain in the forecast throughout the afternoon.
Stately Victor, a grade I winner in Kentucky, and Bring the Heat, a 14-year-old stallion, will stand in 2013 at Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Santiva, a grade II winner by 2012 leading sire Giant's Causeway, has been retired from racing for stallion duty in 2013 at Gerry and Dana Aschinger's War Horse Place near Lexington.
- By Ron Mitchell
Trainer Wesley Ward discusses Breeders' Cup contenders Great Attack and Politicallycorrect. Watch Video
According to the Report of Mares Bred released Oct. 19 by the Jockey Club, breeding activity declined 3% in 2012 as 35,591 mares were covered.
Trainer John Sadler talks about Winchester, his entry in the Caulfield Cup. Watch Video
For the second time in eight days, Animal Kingdom breezed six furlongs on the turf in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park.
The standout among this year's juvenile males will likely shine at the Breeders' Cup. His pedigree, however, raises questions about his stamina when it comes to next year's classics.
Champion Musical Romance breezed six furlongs in 1:14 1/5 at Calder Casino & Race Course Oct. 18 as she continues to work toward a defense of her title in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I).
Freshman sire Bedford Falls was represented by his first winner Oct. 18 when There Goes Donnie won by 3 1/2 lengths at Santa Anita Park.
Daaher, who stands at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington, will stand in 2013 for $5,000.
Editor's Note: This article is part of TheHorse.com's ongoing coverage of topics presented at the 2012 American Association of Equine Practitioners' Focus on Ophthalmology conference, held Sept. 6-8 in Raleigh, N.C.
The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is investigating one confirmed case of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in the state, and has placed a quarantine on a farm in Cache County. Two other horses at the location were euthanized after showing neurologic signs consistent with the disease.
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