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  • Beldame, Joe Hirsch, Zenyatta, Awesome Again on HRRN

    The Horse Racing Radio Network will broadcast Saturday's Breeders' Cup preps at Belmont Park and Santa Anita, including the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1), Zenyatta (G1), Chandelier (G1), FrontRunner (G1), Rodeo Drive (G1) and Awesome Again (G1).

  • Trainer Todd Pletcher has a pair for the Sept. 30 Pilgrim Stakes (G3T)

    Pilgrim Packed With Potential

    Evaluator, trained by Michael Dilger, and a pair of runners trained by Todd Pletcher—Maraud and Seabhac—take the jump to the grade 3 level in Belmont's Sept. 30 Pilgrim Stakes (G3T).

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    Caribbean TB Aftercare Assists Puerto Rico Horses

    The human and animal population of Puerto Rico are struggling to regain their footing after the island was pounded by Hurricane Maria. Many are scrambling to secure food, water, and included in the chaos are about 950 horses at Hipodromo Camarero.


    NYRA to Enact New Tax Regulations

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has quickly moved to be in compliance with updated tax regulations adopted Monday by the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

  • She Will Reign, winner of the Longines Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill in March

    She Will Reign Aims to Prep for Everest in Moir Stakes

    She Will Reign (AUS) will make her seasonal return in the A.J. Moir Stakes (G1) at Moonee Valley on the night of Sept. 29. It is a stop on the way to a possible $6 million payday in the world's richest turf race, the Everest, next month.

  • TwinSpires in Front of New Rules

    TwinSpires, an online horse racing wagering company, announced that its website will be implementing the new rules on withholdings Sept. 28, which will benefit horseplayers in the form of less reporting requirements.

  • XpressBet Set for Launch of New Reporting Standards

    We're excited to announce that beginning Thursday, September 28, 2017, we will implement the updated tax rules that were recently adopted by the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

  • Catalog for Fasig-Tipton's October Sale now online

    Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 1,459 yearlings for The October Sale, to be held Oct. 23-26 in Lexington, Ky.  The four continuous sessions, conducted on Monday through Thursday, will begin each day at 10 am ET.

  • Churchill Downs to Implement New Tote Changes

    United Tote, the provider of pari-mutuel tote services to more than 150 racing operations, will implement changes to its systems Sept. 28 at Churchill Downs that will benefit horseplayers through a change in reporting requirements for certain payouts

  • Tours Celebrating Man o’ War Announced

    Special tours have been announced as a part of the Man o' War Celebration, presented by Windstream. Horse Country, in conjunction with Mt. Brilliant Farm and the Kentucky Horse Park, will celebraate Man o' War.

  • Moonshine Memories wins the Del Mar Debutante

    Moonshine Memories Will Stretch Out in Chandelier

    Grade 1 winner Moonshine Memories, who is undefeated in two starts, will attempt to take another top-level race when she tries two turns for the first time in the $300,000 Chandelier Stakes (G1) Sept. 30 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Breeders' Cup

    Breeders’ Cup Announces Post Times

    The Breeders' Cup announced the post times for the Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 cards at Del Mar, which will feature a total of 22 races, 13 of them Breeders' Cup World Championships events.

  • Alex Waldrop

    NTRA Making Progress on Credit Card Issues

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association expects to soon announce specific banks that will recognize credit card transactions used to deposit money at account-deposit wagering outlets.

  • Elate wins the Alabama Stakes Aug. 19 at Saratoga Race Course

    Elate Faces Older in Beldame Stakes

    As the lone top-level winner in the $400,000 Beldame Stakes (G1) field, Elate appears to be poised for success in her initial try against older horses Sept. 30 at Belmont Park.

  • Lucky to Be Me with her Strong Mandate filly born on Jan. 17, 2017, at Respite Farm

    Lucky to Be Me to be Offered at Keeneland November

    Craig & Holly Bandoroff's Denali Stud announced it will offer Lucky to Be Me, dam of Champagne Room, for sale in foal to Uncle Mo, along with the mare's 2017 weanling filly by Strong Mandate at her side, at the Keeneland November sale.

  • West Coast with Mike Smith win the 38th Running of the Pennsylvania Derby (GI) at Parx on September 23, 2017

    The Week in Photos 9/26/2017

    Pennsylvania Derby, Cotillion Stakes, Gallant Bloom Handicap, Kelso Handicap, Oklahoma Derby, Noble Damsel Stakes, Charles Town Oaks, Gallant Bob Stakes, Bear's Den Stakes, Dogwood Stakes, Barretts Juvenile Stakes, Classy n' Smart stakes and more.

  • Jockeys' Guild chairman John Velazquez

    Jockeys' Guild Stops Short of Supporting HRIA

    While the Jockeys' Guild agrees that improved uniform regulation of equine medication and drug testing is needed in the sport, the organization has too many concerns with the Horse Racing Integrity Act of 2017 to support the legislation.

  • Street Fancy

    Grade 1 Winner Street Fancy to be Offered at Keeneland

    Starlet (G1) winner Street Fancy, carrying her first foal by leading sire Medaglia d'Oro, has been consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, to the 2017 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

  • Hipodromo Camarero after Hurricane Maria

    Industry Groups Working to Send Aid to Camarero

    Various equine industry groups are currently working together with the Humane Society of the United States to form a plan of action to provide aid to horses in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit the island Sept. 20. 

  • Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. (right), a native of Puerto Rico, waited anxiously for news on Hurricane Maria

    Hurricane Maria Impacts New York Racing Families

    Irad Ortiz Jr., one of the nation's top jockeys, was born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, and was one of many at Belmont who nervously awaited a shred of news from the devastated island.

  • Lot 35, a filly by Galileo, topped the first day of the Goffs Orby sale

    Galileo Filly Tops Goffs Orby Day 1

    The Sept. 26 opening session of the Goffs Orby yearling sale was topped by a Galileo (IRE) filly, consigned as Lot 35, who sold for €1.2 million ($1,426,280) to trainer John Gosden on behalf of Godolphin.

  • Arrogate works a bullet five furlongs at Santa Anita Sept. 26

    Arrogate Looks Like Old Self in Bullet Work

    In his second work since finishing second to stablemate Collected in the Aug. 19 $1 million TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (G1), Arrogate posted a bullet five-furlong move in :59 2/5 Tuesday while working in company with Uninvited.

  • Poo Pooing the Preps

    We have entered a new era on the Triple Crown trail, where many trainers now plan only two preps for the Kentucky Derby. It has proven successful over the past decade, so more and more trainers are adopting that philosophy.