Headlines for Thursday, December 22, 2016

  • Shared Belief print

    Auction of Shared Belief Print to Benefit PDJF

    KMN Racing, co-owners of the late Shared Belief, will auction a limited edition print of the Eclipse Award winner on opening day of the Santa Anita Park Winter Meet, Dec. 26, 2016. 

  • Jess's Dream

    Jess's Dream Retired, to Stand at Ocala Stud

    Jess's Dream, a winning 4-year-old son of Horses of the Year Curlin and Rachel Alexandra, has been retired to J. Michael O'Farrell's Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla., where he'll stand in 2017 for a fee of $5,000 (stands and nurses).

  • Voting Opens for NTRA Moment of the Year

    Thoroughbred racing fans again have an opportunity to have their voices heard at the Eclipse Awards by voting for the 2016 NTRA Moment of the Year.

  • National HBPA to Aid Reed in Wake of Barn Fire

    The National HBPA Foundation and HBPA state affiliates are rallying to assist trainer Eric Reed and his wife, owner Kay Reed, after 23 horses in their care were killed in an early-morning barn fire Sunday.

  • Sandee Martin

    Added PA Money Helped Keep Martin at Penn National

    The Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Fund is producing features on people who have benefitted from the millions of fund dollars invested into local economic development, farm expansion, and job creation. Today's feature is on Sandee Martin.

  • Frank Conversation

    Frank Conversation Heads Mathis Brothers

    Carded as the ninth and final race on Santa Anita's Dec. 26 opener, the $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (gr. IIT) has attracted a wide open field of 11 3-year-olds, including Frank Conversation and Conquest Enforcer.

  • Celebrating Highland Reel's victory in the Breeders' Cup Turf

    Coolmore Honored as Leading Breeders' Cup Breeder

    Powered by victories from Highland Reel (IRE) in the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1), Coolmore Stud has won the John Deere Award as outstanding breeders of the 2016 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • California Chrome with jockey Victory Espinoza wins the Winter Challenge at Los Alamitos Race Course on December 17, 2016.

    California Chrome Earns Top 2016 Equibase Speed Figure

    The visually impressive victory by California Chrome in the Winter Challenge Stakes Dec. 17 at Los Alamitos Race Course also proved to be just as strong on paper, with the 5-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit earning the year's top Equibase Speed Figure. 

  • Grayson, Partners Kick Off Kentucky Initiative

    The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has announced the launch of the Kentucky Initiative. Hallway Feeds, Hinkle Farms, the Keeneland Association, and Reynolds Bell Thoroughbred Services have joined as founding partners