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  • Hillaby wins the Bessarabian Stakes.

    Hillaby Rises to Occasion in Bessarabian Win

    Favored Hillaby, produced by 2007 Canadian Horse of the Year Sealy Hill, registered her first graded stakes win with a powerful stretch-running score in the $205,481 Bessarabian Stakes (Can-II) Nov. 16 at snowy Woodbine.

  • No Problem holds off Alright Alright to win the Bob Hope.

    No Problem Prevails in Bob Hope Thriller

    Stalking No Problem grabbed the lead in deep stretch and held even-money favorite Alright Alright at bay in the final strides to win the $100,000 Bob Hope (gr. III) in his stakes debut at Nov. 15 at Del Mar.

  • Dynamic Sky delivers victory in the Red Smith Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-rN9m3HK">Order This Photo</a>

    Dynamic Sky Skirts Rail for Red Smith Tally

    Dynamic Sky entered the Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIIT) winless on the turf, but left a grade III winner when he rallied up the fence under Cornelio Velasquez to take the $250,000 event from Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 15.

  • Death of Jockey Pete Moreno Reported

    Pete Moreno, leading rider at Del Mar in 1960 and winner of the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award the following year, died last Aug. 23 at the age of 87 as the result of a variety of ailments, it was learned Nov. 15.

  • Breeders' Cup Classic winner Bayern<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Classic/i-B3Wp27t">Order This Photo</a>

    Bayern, Constitution Top Clark Nominations

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern and Besilu Florida Derby (gr. I) victor Constitution headline 20 horses nominated to the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Chris Kay, NYRA president and CEO

    NYRA Officials Meet With Aqueduct Customers

    In the first of a series of quarterly meetings, executives from the New York Racing Association took questions from customers in an hour-long question-and-answer session Nov. 15 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Keeneland November 2014 Sale Recap

    Ian Tapp recaps the 11-day Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including a look at the numbers, some of the top selling Hips, and comments from Mark Taylor.

  • Keeneland November 2014 Sale Recap

    Ian Tapp recaps the 11-day Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including a look at the numbers, some of the top selling Hips, and comments from Mark Taylor. Brought to you Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Lexie Lou won the Autumn Miss Stakes at one mile Oct. 25 at Santa Anita Park.

    Lexie Lou Potential Foe for California Chrome

    Queen's Plate winner Lexie Lou and recent Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) winner Long On Value head a list of 22 sophomores nominated along with California Chrome for the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Nov. 29 at Del Mar.

  • Santa Anita Renames Sir Beaufort Stakes

    Santa Anita Park has announced the Sir Beaufort Stakes will be run as the grade II Mathis Brothers Mile on opening day of the winter meet Dec. 26.

  • Laino Retiring From Illinois Racing Board

    Marc Laino announced Nov. 14 he is retiring as executive director of the Illinois Racing Board, effective at the end of the year. He has worked at the IRB for 28 years and served in his current post for 12 years.

  • Cigar Memorial: Wes Lanter

    Wes Lanter, one of Cigar's handlers, talks about the champion during a memorial service at the Kentucky Horse Park on Nov. 14, 2014.

  • Cigar Memorial

    Wes Lanter, one of Cigar's handlers, talks about the champion during a memorial service at the Kentucky Horse Park on Nov. 14, 2014.

  • Maggi Moss

    Commentary: When Regulation Runs Amok

    Maggi Moss has had success racing at Indiana Grand Race Course, which she calls a bright spot in Midwest Thoroughbred racing. But dysfunction and unfair practices in racing regulation are threatening the business, she said.

  • Assembly Racing Committee chairman Gary Pretlow

    Lawmaker Expresses Concerns Over NYRA Plan

    The New York Racing Association may be on a fast track to devise a plan removing it from state government control, but at least one veteran state lawmaker is in no rush to see the racing operator in charge of its destiny.

  • Native Bombshell faces 11 in the Bessarabian Stakes.

    New Owner for Native Bombshell in Bessarabian

    Winner of the Ontario Fashion Stakes (Can-III) following a year's layoff, recently sold Native Bombshell will try to avoid a bounce as she returns to action in the $200,000 Bessarabian Stakes (Can-II) Nov. 16 at Woodbine.

  • Stud Book Privileges Denied Vitiello

    The Jockey Club has announced that Rhiannan R. Vitiello will be denied all privileges of The American Stud Book permanently, effective Jan. 1, 2015, for a 2012 conviction for cruelty to animals in Charles City County, Va.

  • That Handicapping Show: Mrs. Revere Stakes

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Mrs. Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs this weekend. With an overflow field of 18 contenders, who do you think will win? Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Mrs. Revere Stakes.

  • Zebedee

    Zebedee to Shuttle to Cornerstone Stud

    Tally-Ho Stud in Westmeath, Ireland, and Cornerstone Stud in Angaston, South Australia, have reached an agreement under which freshman sire Zebedee will shuttle to Cornerstone beginning in 2015.