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  • Done Talking, sire of Done Acting, stands in South Carolina at Elloree Training Center

    Done Acting First Winner for Done Talking

    Skeedattle Associates' Done Acting became the first winner for his sire Done Talking when he narrowly scored by a nose in a $22,726 maiden claiming event at Laurel Park Dec. 3. 

  • Gun Runner puts in an easy half-mile work Dec. 3 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots

    Gun Runner Back to Work for Pegasus

    Gun Runner had his first timed work Dec. 3 since winning the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), as the Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's colt took a step toward his final career start in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 27.

  • Kingsport and jockey Jesse Campbell gallop home by 2 1/2 lengths to win the Sir Barton Stakes at Woodbine

    Kingsport Wins Another Edition of Sir Barton

    Kingsport, who won the $125,000 Sir Barton Stakes two years ago, swept by his rivals in the stretch to claim the 2017 edition of the stakes event for Ontario-sired horses Dec. 2 at Woodbine. The race was marred by the death of Conquest Cavalry.

  • This daughter of Iffraaj brought a session-topping 110,000 guineas (US$155,671) on the final day of the Tattersalls December foal sale

    Tattersalls December Foal Sale Concludes With Gains

    A strong renewal of the Tattersalls December foal sale closed Dec. 2 in Newmarket with a pair of six-figure lots led by a 110,000 guineas (US$155,671) daughter of Iffraaj (GB) who provided a fine return for her breeder Overbury Stud.

  • Flowers for Lisa and Paco Lopez take the Claiming Crown Jewel at Gulfstream Park

    Flowers for Lisa Wires Claiming Crown Jewel

    Breaking from the outside post 12, Flying P Stable's Flowers for Lisa hustled for the lead and never looked back, scoring by 1 1/2 lengths at the wire in the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel at Gulfstream Park Dec. 2. 

  • Frank Stronach (right) said Shaman Ghost will be an exciting addition to the California stallion ranks

    Shaman Ghost to Enter Stud in California

    The Canadian champion and grade 1 winner is part of Frank Stronach's efforts to build up California breeding. He is one of three Adena Springs stallions that will stand on the West Coast in 2018.

  • Catholic Boy draws clear in the Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Catholic Boy Relishes Switch to Dirt in Remsen

    Catholic Boy, a More Than Ready 2-year-old colt trained by Jonathan Thomas for Robert LaPenta, turned on his engine in the stretch and motored away to a decisive 4 3/4-length score in the Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 2

  • Wonder Gadot takes the Demoiselle Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Wonder Gadot Rebounds in Demoiselle

    Sixth last out after being checked in the stretch of the 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), Gary Barber's Wonder Gadot found herself back in the winner's circle after the Demoiselle Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 2.

  • Sharp Azteca wins the Cigar Mile Handicap by 5 1/4 lengths at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Sharp Azteca Rolls to Cigar Mile Score

    Ivan Rodriguez's 4-year-old son of Freud landed his first top-level score for trainer Jorge Navarro with a 5 1/4-length victory over Mind Your Biscuits in the $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Indulgent wins the Go for Wand Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Indulgent Makes the Grade in Go For Wand

    Godolphin Racing's Indulgent notched her first graded stakes triumph Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack as she battled for the early lead, drew clear in the stretch, and held on for a length victory in the Go for Wand Handicap (G3).

  • Santa Anita to Offer Unique Race Conditions

    Santa Anita Park has announced that it will be offering a couple of new and innovative race conditions in an effort to stimulate entries and boost pari-mutuel handle, effective opening day of its Winter/Spring Meeting Dec. 26. 

  • A half sister to Jack Hobbs topped the Dec. 1 session of the Tattersalls December foal sale

    Half Sister to Jack Hobbs Delivers at Tattersalls

    A Dubawi half sister to Jack Hobbs offered by Willie Carson's Minster Stud claimed top billing at the Dec. 1 session of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale after John Gosden, acting on behalf of Godolphin, purchased her for 750,000gns.

  • AmWager Introduces ABC Wagering, New Features

    AmWager.com, the Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) platform of AmWest Entertainment, announced the introduction of new wagering tools for bettors, including one that focuses on multi-race bets, and a weather module

  • David Cohen is back in the saddle after multiple years on the sideline

    Jockey David Cohen Back After Three-Year Hiatus

    David Cohen, who was sixth in the nation in wins in 2009, returned to the saddle after a layoff of more than three years Nov. 30, riding for M & M Racing and trainer Robertino Diodoro in the fifth race at Fair Grounds Racing & Slots.

  • Bolt d'Oro Taking the Right Path

    I have stated on several occasions that I am a firm believer in starting a horse's 3-year-old campaign in a sprint to sharpen him up for the rigors of the Triple Crown trail.

  • The Delaware Handicap, won by Songbird this year, has been downgraded from grade 1 to grade 2 status for 2018

    AGSC Announces U.S. Graded and Listed Stakes for 2018

    The American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Dec. 1 presented its listing of U.S. graded and listed stakes races for 2018, the result of its annual grading session conducted Nov. 28 and 29 in Lexington.

  • LNJ Foxwoods Renews Sponsorship of TCA Seasons Auction

    The TCA Stallion Seasons Auction, which includes an online auction Jan. 3-5 and a live auction Jan. 7, is the organization's largest fundraiser. LNJ Foxwoods will be the event's top sponsor for its third consecutive year.

  • Cigar Mile Coverage Set for Fox Sports 2, MSG+

    Highlighted by coverage of the grade 1 Cigar Mile, presented by NYRA Bets, Aqueduct Live returns to the national airwaves on Saturday from 3-4:30 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2 (FS2) with regional coverage in the New York area provided by MSG+.

  • Champion Sprinter Drefong Sold to Shadai

    Owners Susan and Charles Chu announced Nov. 30 that their champion sprinter by Gio Ponti has been sold to the Shadai Group and will stand at Shadai Stallion Station in Hokkaido. Drefong won three grade 1 stakes and earned more than $1.5 million.

  • Catholic Boy training on the Del Mar main track ahead of the Breeders' Cup

    Catholic Boy to Try Dirt in Remsen

    Catholic Boy is still growing and developing, so without a big turf target late in the year, his connections are going to find out if he is a dirt horse in the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2) Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Gigantic Breeze at Presque Isle Downs Sept. 18

    Gigantic Breeze to Try Dirt in Claiming Crown Jewel

    Based on both class and recent form, Gigantic Breeze looks like a standout in the Claiming Crown Jewel Dec. 2 at Gulfstream Park, but the 4-year-old son of Giant's Causeway will face the challenge of starting on the dirt for the first time.

  • Lot 463, a Farhh colt, who topped the sale Nov. 29 when selling for 160,000 guineas

    Tattersalls December Foal Sale Brings Record Trade

    A record-breaking opening session of the Tattersalls December foal sale took place in Newmarket Nov. 29 and a son of Darley's Farhh (IRE) made the biggest impression on buyers when fetching 160,000 guineas (US$224,096) from Yeomanstown Stud.

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    TAA Accredited Groups Show Diversity in Aftercare

    The 64 organizations accredited by the TAA are as diverse as the aftercare landscape itself. Many adopt out former runners for second careers, others are sanctuaries, and some are organizations that help both horses and humans.