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  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    Adena Helps OTTBs Find New Careers Via In-House Program

    The Stronach family's Adena Springs is known in the Thoroughbred industry as a successful breeder and owner participating in the highest levels in the United States and Canada, but the Stronachs are also advocates for responsible aftercare.

  • New Money Honey earned her first grade 1 win in the 2016 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and will return to the Santa Anita grass Dec. 30 in the American Oaks

    Chad Brown Sends Two West for American Oaks

    The last opportunity to win a grade 1 against 3-year-old competition has attracted a talented group of invading fillies from the East to Santa Anita Park for the $300,000 American Oaks (G1T) Dec. 30.

  • Service Stripe at Crestwood Farm, where he began his stud career

    Service Stripe Euthanized Due to Old Age

    Pensioned sire Service Stripe, who was relocated to Oklahoma in 2009, was euthanized due to the infirmities of old age, owner Ellen Caines said Dec. 27. The son of Deputy Minister—Wedding Picture, by Blushing Groom, was 26. 

  • Bullards Alley's only win this year came in the Pattison Canadian International Stakes

    Bullards Alley Back for Big Turf Card at Gulfstream

    On a busy day of turf stakes Dec. 30 at Gulfstream Park, Bullards Alley will try to add one more highlight to his 5-year-old season that has included an upset victory in the Pattison Canadian International Stakes (G1T) on the Woodbine turf.

  • Santa Anita Will Seek Fix for Will-Pay Confusion

    Santa Anita Park will work toward resolving an issue regarding inaccurate multi-race "will-pays" that came up before the last race of its opening-day card Dec. 26, according to Tim Ritvo, The Stronach Group's chief operating officer.

  • Jack Van Berg

    Trainer Jack Van Berg Dies at 81

    Jack Van Berg, the Hall of Fame trainer and the son of a Hall of Fame trainer, died Dec. 27 in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 81. He is best known as the trainer of dual classic winner and 1988 Horse of the Year Alysheba, 'America's Horse.'

  • Valadorna and Brian Hernandez Jr. gallop home to a 3 1/2-length victory in the Tiffany Lass Stakes

    Valadorna an Easy Winner in Tiffany Lass

    Stonestreet Stables' homebred Valadorna coasted home an easy winner in the $50,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Dec. 26. The win was the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old daughter of Curlin, who is grade 1-placed. 

  • Handle, Purses, Field Size Up at Remington Park

    Remington Park reported increases in handle, average field size, and purses during its 2017 Thoroughbred season that concluded Dec. 17. Springboard Mile Day was the second-largest betting day in the Oklahoma City racetrack's history.

  • Koji Maeda campaigns Gendarme, a Kentucky-bred son of Kitten's Joy

    Kitten's Joy Colt Gendarme in Japan's Hopeful Stakes

    The final grade 1 event of the Japanese season, the Hopeful Stakes at Nakayama Dec. 28, is a 2,000-meter test for 2-year-old prospects for the 2018 Classics that has attracted Gendarme, by Kitten's Joy; and Lucas, a full brother to Maurice.

  • Kitasan Black wins the 2017 Arima Kinen

    Kitasan Black Goes Out a Winner in Arima Kinen

    In the final start of his stellar career, Kitasan Black (JPN) led from the first strides, was in control all the way, and won the Arima Kinen (G1) by a comfortable 1 1/2 lengths Dec. 24 to the delight of a roaring Nakayama Racecourse crowd.

  • Do Share pulls off a narrow win in the Gravesend Stakes

    Do Share Surges to Gravesend Score

    Racing back in just a little over a week since his win in an optional-claiming allowance race, Do Share rallied from fifth to take the Dec. 23 $100,000 Gravesend Stakes by a half-length over Life in Shambles at Aqueduct Racetrack. 

  • Zanotti wins the Queens County Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack over Alex the Terror and Kurilov

    Zanotti Rallies to 38-1 Queens County Upset

    Ten Strike Racing's Zanotti shipped outside Parx Racing for the first time and found a sloppy Aqueduct Racetrack to his liking as the Gio Ponti gelding rallied on the outside to post a neck victory in the Queens County Stakes at 38-1 odds.

  • Since relocating to Fair Grounds, Aubrie Green has ridden seven winners

    Leap of Faith Pays Off for Jockey Aubrie Green

    Jockey Aubrie Green took a leap of faith when she decided to ride full-time at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the winter and it has proven to be a good decision as the native of Boise, Idaho has been competitive on the circuit.

  • NYTHA president Joseph Appelbaum said workers' compensation is the biggest issue facing New York horsemen

    New York Examines Workers' Comp Options for Riders

    Rising workers' compensation costs for a jockey injury protection fund in New York could be sharply slowed or even reduced under a series of ideas in intensifying discussions among Thoroughbred interests, insurers, and state regulators.

  • Larry Conley, Dick Enberg, and Tom Hammonds at Keeneland in October 2016

    Broadcaster Enberg Dies at 82

    Beloved broadcaster Dick Enberg, who called the first seven editions of the Breeders' Cup, died Dec. 21 at his home in La Jolla, Calif., reported a number of news outlets. He was 82.

  • Trainer Ron Ellis

    CHRB Rejects Ron Ellis' Settlement Proposal

    The California Horse Racing Board announced Dec. 22 that it has rejected the settlement offer made by the attorneys for trainer Ron Ellis, regarding his sanctions over the drug violation in Masochistic from the 2016 Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1).

  • San Luis Rey Training Center was decimated by a fire Dec. 7

    CHRB Identifies Horses Dead From San Luis Rey Fire

    The California Horse Racing Board Dec. 22 released a list of horses "that have been either positively identified or reported as missing and presumed to be among those that perished" in the devastating fire that hit San Luis Rey Training Center.

  • Collected gallops in the early morning at Del Mar

    Collected to Prep for Pegasus in San Antonio

    Collected should get another shot at Gun Runner in the Jan. 27 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park, but first comes the Dec. 26 prep at Santa Anita Park, in the $300,000 San Antonio Stakes (G2).

  • The planned location of a new hockey arena at Belmont Park, close to the Belmont Long Island Rail Road station

    Horsemen All Aboard Improved Belmont Train Stop

    The new head of the group representing owners and trainers at New York Racing Association tracks says the plan to relocate the NHL's New York Islanders to Belmont Park could boost interest in Thoroughbred horse racing.

  • Dan Rosenberg

    TCA to Honor Dan Rosenberg and CTA

    Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Dan Rosenberg with the Allaire du Pont Leadership Award and Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare with the Ellen and Herb Moelis Industry Service Award at the 28th annual Stallion Season Auction & Celebration.