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  • Shotgun Kowboy defeated Bayerd in the Clever Trevor Stakes on November 7.

    Springboard Mile Pits Bayerd, Shotgun Kowboy

    After splitting two previous juvenile stakes earlier in the meet, Bayerd and Shotgun Kowboy square off in the rubber match, the $250,000 Remington Springboard Mile on closing night Dec. 14 at Remington Park.

  • Main Sequence won the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and two grade I Breeders' Cup Challenge races. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Turf/i-TW3B7bB/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Niarchos Family Top Breeders' Cup Breeders

    The Niarchos Family, racing under the Flaxman Holdings name, has won the fourth annual John Deere Award as outstanding breeders of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • The start of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Classic/i-NdzQQXX">Order This Photo</a>

    Symposium: Steward Revisits BC Classic

    California steward Kim Sawyer said having the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) as the final race of the day this year created problems in publicizing the reason for the decision to take no action following the race.

  • That Handicapping Show: The Starlet

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra preview the Starlet Stakes (gr. I) at Los Alamitos featuring Take Charge Brandi. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Starlet Stakes.

  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Take Charge Brandi<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile-Fillies/i-qFN8cKG">Order This Photo</a>

    Starlet Next for Lukas, Take Charge Brandi

    She's in the driver's seat already, but a win in the $350,000 Starlet Stakes (gr. I) Dec. 13 would mean the checkered flag in the juvenile filly Eclipse Award race for Take Charge Brandi.

  • Symposium: Racing Apps Need to Connect

    As wagering outlets, racetracks, and other industry entities enter the mobile market, it is important they listen to customers' needs and take care to make sure new apps address those wishes.

  • John J. Brunetti Sr.

    Red Oak Farm Sends 10 Broodmares to Darby Dan

    John J. Brunetti Sr.'s Red Oak Farm is relocating 10 of its best broodmares to Darby Dan Farm in Kentucky, the Florida farm announced Dec. 10, and also plans changes to its racing operation.

  • Symposium: Customer Has to Figure in Equation

    As U.S. racing faces the challenge of shaping race days and meets and maintaining field sizes at a time when foal crops are shrinking, experts said tracks and horsemen need to remember to keep the customer in the equation.

  • Terry Finley

    Finley Opts to Contest New York THA Election

    West Point Thoroughbreds president Terry Finley said Dec. 10 he has officially contested the recent New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association in which he ran for president and lost by 14 votes.

  • Catching Up with Wise Dan

    Anne M. Eberhardt catches up with Wise Dan at Charlie and Amy LoPresti's barn at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky.

  • CANTER USA Principal Awarded AAEP Lavin Cup

    Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Robbie Timmons, whose vision and tireless efforts have helped place more than 20,000 Thoroughbred ex-racehorses into new homes as a result of the 1997 launch and subsequent nationwide expansion of CANTER USA, has received the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) 2014 Lavin Cup.

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    New Stallions of 2015

    A visual look at some of the new stallions for 2015, arranged in alphabetical order.

  • Tom Durkin

    Durkin, Others Receive Honors at Symposium

    Tom Durkin accepted the Big Sport of Turfdom Award Tuesday, Dec. 9, one of several presented at a lunch during the Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming sponsored by the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program.

  • Social Media's Role in Racing News Discussed

    A panel at an industry gathering on Tuesday, Dec. 9, largely agreed that track publicists could use social media to fill some of the news void created as papers and other sports publications reduce racing coverage.

  • Wise Dan at the barn Dec. 9, 2014.
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    Wise Dan Recovering Well as Season Ends

    Recovering from a minor non-displaced fracture at the bottom of the cannon bone of his right front fetlock, Wise Dan has been powering along down the shedrow -- and trainer Charlie Lopresti fully expects him to run in 2015.

  • Surgical vs. Medical Cecal Impaction Management

    When your horse starts displaying signs of colic—decreased manure production, a lack of appetite, or pain—your first call should be to your veterinarian. While some mild colics can pass without much trouble, other types must be diagnosed and treated quickly—medically or surgically—to improve the horse's likelihood of survival. ...

  • Simulcast Group Questions Characterization

    A war of words in a dispute between two cooperatives that negotiate simulcast fees continued Dec. 8 when the MidAtlantic Cooperative, which represents 23 racetracks, said Monarch Content Management misstated facts.

  • What Was the Top Race of 2014?

    Here is your chance to choose the top race of 2014. The BloodHorse.com staff had a tough time narrowing down this year's poll to just 15 races, but here they are and now it is time for you to select the best race.

  • Kodiac Sets Record for 2YO Winners

    Irish-based sire Kodiac set a Northern Hemisphere record for individual 2-year-old winners in a year when his son Cry No More debuted Nov. 30 in Sweden, becoming number 43 of 2014.