Esther Marr recaps the 4th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, which included a $1.1 million-dollar Empire Maker colt. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. Watch Video
The Keeneland September auction completed its first four days - books one and two of the sale's catalog - with more seven-figure horses than in 2011's entire auction.
Esther Marr recaps the 4th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, which included a $1.1 million-dollar Empire Maker colt. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.
John Dunlop, one of Britain's longest-serving and most respected trainers, has announced that he will retire at the end of the season. Doncaster Racecourse will make a presentation to Dunlop Friday to mark his achievements at the home of the final classic, the Group 1 St Leger.
Apart from Camelot's attempt to become the 16th colt to win the English Triple Crown and the first since Nijinsky in 1970, the Group 1 St Leger could produce a statistic unique in Turf history. Victory in Saturday's race would make Aidan O'Brien the first trainer to win all five British classics in a single season.
A chestnut son of Smart Strike lit up the sales ring late in the day of the fourth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, bringing $900,000 from John Moynihan, agent, who bought the horse for Stonestreet Farm.
Kirk Breed, executive director of the California Horse Racing Board, is recovering from cancer surgery and undergoing physical therapy at a Sacramento hospital.
Versatile gelding Wise Dan goes for his first grade I victory on grass as the 6-5 morning line favorite in the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (gr. IT) Sept. 16 in Toronto.
Laughing returns to Woodbine for the first time since last fall's E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) as the likely favorite in the $300,000 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) on the turf Sept. 16.
Trainer Mark Casse entered Prospective and Stealcase in the $150,000 Ontario Derby at Woodbine Sept. 16, but only expects one to run. Casse will also send out Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gary Barber's Patrioticandproud.
Shigeyuki Okada's Big Red Farm went to $1.1 million for a son of Empire Maker, during the fourth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 13.
Defending victor Wigmore Hall, recent grade II winner Forte Dei Marmi, and Woodbine Oaks heroine Irish Mission top a field of eight for the $500,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes Presented by Vtech at Woodbine Sept. 16.
Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif., has been accredited by the The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at the facility.
The English Triple Crown comprises the Group 1 Two Thousand Guineas over Newmarket's straight mile in early May, the Group 1 Derby over Epsom's switchback 1 1/2 miles in June and the Group 1 St Leger over Doncaster's sweeping extended 1 3/4 miles in September. To win all three a horse must own speed, stamina, soundness and durability as well as class.
Reiley McDonald, of Eaton Sales, discusses the 2012 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Watch Video
Rider Tom Queally praised his mount Wild Coco's battling qualities after she powered through the field to overhaul clear leader Estimate in the straight and win Thursday's Group 2 Park Hill Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths.
Sportech Racing said Sept. 12 it has signed a three-year extension of the totalizator services agreement it has with all racetracks, racing fairs, and off-track betting networks in California.
Champion Big Brown could be represented by the second stakes winner of his first juvenile crop if 2-year-old Archer Hill gets the job done in the $250,000 Summer Stakes (gr. IIT) Presented by TVG at Woodbine Sept. 15.
There are 276 trainers eligible to nominate horses to the Dec. 1 Claiming Crown at Gulfstream Park, officials said Sept. 13.
Steve L. Morguelan, who trained from 1974 through 2002, died Sept. 11 at his Louisville home. He was 62.
Taylor Made's Duncan Taylor discusses the Keeneland September yearling sale. Watch Video
Trainer Todd Pletcher went to $750,000 Sept. 13 to acquire an attractive son of Giant's Causeway as the top-priced offering during the early portion of the Keeneland September yearling sale's fourth session.
A "Celebration of the Horse" fundraiser presented by Cincinnati-based Great American Insurance will benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Oct. 26 at Keeneland.
In a move to provide future expansion at tracks in Latin America, international gaming company Codere announced the signing of a strategic alliance agreement with United Tote Sept. 13.
Tom and Pete handicap the Kentucky Turf Cup at Kentucky Downs this weekend. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Kentucky Turf Cup Stakes.
Reiley McDonald, of Eaton Sales, discusses the 2012 Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
Taylor Made's Duncan Taylor discusses Keeneland September yearling sale.
Esther Marr talks about Day 3 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, including the top seller, a Bernardini colt that brought $1,550,000. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. Watch Video
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