Solemia, winner of the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) Oct. 7, has been retired from racing after finishing 13th in the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 25.
Sheikh Mohammed's Kildangan Stud in Ireland has started legal action in Australia against billionaire coal tycoon and Thoroughbred owner Nathan Tinkler, whose empire looks to be collapsing.
A move to name a new tote operator at the New York Racing Association was put off until at least the end of next summer's Saratoga meet, a state government oversight panel decided in Albany Nov. 26.
Multiple graded winner El Roblar has been relocated to Winner-Maker Farm near Kiowa, Colo.
Three-year-olds enjoyed a big day in a pair of Grade 3 events at Calder last weekend, and might do so again Friday as the Tropical meet concludes with the 2012 renewals of the Grade 3, $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap and Grade 3, $100,000 La Prevoyante Handicap for fillies and mares.
The sale saw 167 horses sell for 3,595,300 guineas ($6,049,452), at an average of 21,529 guineas ($36,224), and a median of 13,000 guineas ($21,874).
In a rousing stretch battle between Japanese Triple Crown winners, reigning Filly Triple heroine Gentildonna outdueled last year's Triple Crown star Orfevre by a nose in Sunday's Grade 1 Japan Cup at Tokyo. Aside from emulating her sire, 2006 Japan Cup legend Deep Impact, Gentildonna became the first sophomore filly ever to win her nation's signature international contest. But her place in the record book was only confirmed after she survived an inquiry, for she bumped Orfevre in their wrestling match.
Gulfstream Park will kick off its meet Saturday with Breakfast at Gulfstream, a family-friendly event that once again allows the public to attend Saturday morning workouts while enjoying a breakfast buffet trackside and meeting special guests.
- By Claire Novak
Claire remembers Shackleford through all phases of his career. read blog
Thoroughbred racing returns to Northern Kentucky Nov. 29 with the opening of Turfway Park's 37th holiday meet, including stakes races throughout December.
Bootsy Collins, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will perform New Year's Eve at Turfway Park as he headlines the northern Kentucky track's annual end-of-year bash.
Bill Walmsley, the long-time president of the Arkansas Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and former president of the National HBPA, has been appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe to the Arkansas Court of Appeals.
Blue Grass Farms Charities will host its annual "Festival of Christmas" at the Keene Entertainment Center at Keeneland Dec. 18.
Evan Hammonds recaps the Thanksgiving holiday weekend races, including the Remsen S., Cigar Mile, Clark H., and Fall Highweight H. watch video
Victories by Overanalyze and Uncaptured in group II stakes Nov. 24 propelled the 2-year-olds into the numbers four and five positions, respectively, in the standings on the "Road to the Kentucky Derby."
Evan Hammonds recaps the Thanksgiving holiday weekend races, including the Remsen S., Cigar Mile, Clark H., and Fall Highweight H.
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