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  • Time Warp (inside) holds off Werther in the Hong Kong Gold Cup at Sha Tin

    Japan vs. Hong Kong on Champions Day

    The newly structured "Champions Day" at Sha Tin Racecourse April 29 shapes up largely as a defense by the talented home team against a team of raiders from Japan, and one from Dubai, in three group 1 races.

  • The 2017 Turf Classic field

    Old Forester to Sponsor Turf Classic at Churchill Downs

    Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky announced today that it is the new title sponsor of the Turf Classic thoroughbred horse race; the race runs each year just prior to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

  • D. Wayne Lukas and Todd Pletcher at Churchill Downs in 2007

    Nack BackTrack: Lukas Looks for One More Score

    "See all those people down there?" D. Wayne Lukas was saying as he surveyed the tumultuous scene below. "What they are having is an out-of-body experience. It's an experience that changes you forever."

  • A Tapit colt consigned as Hip 352 tops the April 25 session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales April 2-year-olds in training sale

    OBS Sets Record as Lows Buy Session-Topper

    Robert and Lawana Low, who campaign undefeated Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Magnum Moon, spent $750,000 on their next two-turn hopeful April 25 and topped the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales April 2-year-olds in training sale.

  • Peter Fluor of Speedway Stables at the Ocala Breeders' Sales

    Malibu Moon Filly Goes to Peter Fluor for $700,000

    Bloodstock agent Marette Farrell signed the ticket on Fluor's behalf for the striking dark bay daughter of Malibu Moon out of Just Joyful, a half sister to champion and grade 1 winner Boston Harbor and black-type winner Cloudburst.

  • New York Thoroughbred Breeders Executive Director Jeffrey Cannizzo and New York Racing Association senior vice president of racing operations Martin Panza

    Report: N.Y. Equine Industry Jobs Surpass 42,000

    New York is bullish on its equine industries, racing executives say, in pointing to a new report that shows more than 42,000 jobs are tied in some fashion to equine activities, with an economic impact of $5.3 billion—up 121% in the past 13 years.

  • Tom Amoss will train the latest horse for the Churchill Downs Racing Club

    New Churchill Downs Racing Club Opportunity

    Up to 200 people can experience the excitement of Thoroughbred racehorse ownership this spring with unraced 2-year-old, the latest addition to the popular Churchill Downs Racing Club stable.

  • Hofburg gallops a mile and a quarter at Churchill Downs

    Hofburg Takes First Spin Around Churchill Downs

    Juddmonte Farms' Hofburg, runner-up in the Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) in his most recent start, made his first visit to the track at Churchill Downs the morning of April 25 in preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1).

  • Joe Bravo, here aboard Synchrony

    Bravo Named Jockeys and Jeans Ambassador

    Barry Pearl, president of Jockeys and Jeans, the charity event to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, announced today that Joe Bravo has received the honor of joining the organization as its newest ambassador.

  • Horse Country Partners with Legacy Equine Academy

    Horse Country is proud to announce a new partnership with Legacy Equine Academy, the mission of which is to provide racially diverse middle and high school students opportunities to build life skills through horsemanship.

  • Tiznow wins The Breeders Cup Classic from Giant's Causeway

    What's Going On Here: Giant Among US

    Every once in awhile a great one comes along. And while the best of them are often measured by the grit and determination they show in defeat instead of in victory, so to, are they more appreciated once they leave this earth.

  • International Aftercare Forum set for South Korea

    The International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) will hold its second conference on Monday, May 14, in conjunction with ARC, and on Thursday, May 17, the ARC will be devoting an entire session of the conference to equine welfare.

  • Frank Fletcher at the Ocala Breeders' Sales

    Fletcher Kick-Starts OBS Sale with $800,000 Filly

    A Quality Road filly from the family of top sire and dual Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Tiznow set the bar at $800,000 during the opening session April 24 of the four-day Ocala Breeders' Sales April 2-year-olds in training sale.

  • AmWager.com to Sponsor New Vocations Event

    Keeping with its long-standing tradition of supporting efforts that assist retired racehorses, AmWager.com is proud to sponsor the New Vocations' third annual Open Barn and BBQ on Friday, April 27, at Mereworth Farm in Lexington.

  • Something Awesome and Edgar Prado

    Awesome Again Moves up 2018 General Sire List

    Veteran sire Awesome Again this week moved into the top 25 on this year's general sire list behind the victory by Something Awesome in the $1,150,000 Charles Town Classic Stakes (G2) April 21 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

  • Coolmore's Magnier Making Headlines in Art World

    While owners associated with John Magnier's Coolmore operation hope to make headlines with Mendelssohn May 5 at the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), the Irish breeder also is expected to make headlines next month in the art world.

  • Magnum Moon gallops April 24 at Churchill Downs

    Pletcher's Derby Hopefuls Get to Work at Churchill

    Trainer Todd Pletcher's four Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) hopefuls arrived at Churchill Downs at 2:30 Monday afternoon with the trainer following a few hours later. On Tuesday morning, it was back to work.

  • From left, Peter Sacopulos, secretary of ITOBA, Rachel McLaughlin, on-air racing analyst and host of the ITOBA banquet, and Jon Schuster, vice president and general manager of racing.

    Indiana Grand's Schuster Honored by ITOBA

    Jon Schuster, vice president and general manager of racing at Indiana Grand, was recently honored with the Hall of Distinction award at the annual Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (ITOBA) banquet April 15 at Indiana Grand.

  • Something Awesome (#4) with Edgar Prado win the 10th Running of the Charles Town Classic (GII) over War Story (#5) with Javier Castellano on April 21, 2018.

    The Week in Photos 4/24/2018

    Charles Town Classic, Dixiana Elkhorn, Kona Gold, Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare, Weber City Miss, Dahila, Henry S. Clark, Primonetta, Federico Tesio, Dance to Bristol, Memories of Silver, American, Queenston, Flora and more.

  • Frank Stronach

    Stronach Earns Dinny Phipps Award

    The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced April 24 that Frank Stronach will be presented with the Dinny Phipps Award at the Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration Thursday, June 7, at the Bryant Park Grill in New York City.

  • Thistledown Racing Season Opens April 30

    "Return" is the theme of JACK Thistledown's 2018 race meet that opens Monday, April 30, as Thoroughbreds and horsemen come back for live racing and a celebrated racing series makes a stop in Cleveland.

  • Chad Brown

    Ortiz, Brown, Klaravich Stable Earn Aqueduct Honors

    Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. and trainer Chad Brown wrapped up the Aqueduct season with respective three-win days April 22 to secure top honors for the spring meet at the Big A. Seth Klarman's Klaravich Stable emerged as leading owner for the 13-day meet.

  • Boyd Martin will ride off-track Thoroughbred Steady Eddie in the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

    Off-Track Thoroughbreds Ready for KY Three-Day Event

    While fans near and far will notice a change at the Kentucky Three-Day Event this year with Land Rover taking over the title sponsorship from Rolex, one thing won't be changing ... off-track Thoroughbreds coming to Kentucky to compete.

  • Flameaway at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale, where he was purchased by John Oxley for $400,000

    Flameaway a Pinhooking Success for Partnership

    Flameaway, who has gone on to win five stakes and is a leading contender for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), was a successful yearling pinhook for Taylor Made Sales partnership entity.