Jockey Oscar Ceballos won the seventh race at Albuquerque aboard Golden Chain on Oct. 3 to secure the 1,000th victory of his career.
Encaustic, a full brother to successful sire Include, will stand in 2013 at Beverly Least's Foggy Bottom Farm near Geneseo, N.Y.
The British Horseracing Authority has charged a jockey and eight others, including three soccer players, with race fixing.
One of the most controversial topics in Thoroughbred racing today is the race-day use of furosemide (commonly called Salix or Lasix). The drug is used to lessen the effects of a respiratory condition called exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH), characterized by bleeding into the lungs or out the nose during exercise. In the midst of rumor and fact...
Officials in Massachusetts and Illinois have reported additional cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus (WNV), respectively, in horses residing within their state's borders.
- By Steve Haskin
By popular demand (lol) and a few specific requests, I am posting another batch of photos of Mandy and some of the great horses she has met over the years. Hope you enjoy. Next week it is back to Countdown to the Cup. read blog
California-bred Amazombie will defend his title against six other top sprinters in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I) against six opponents in a race formerly known as the Ancient Title Oct. 6.
- By Claire Novak
The horse is what you would call a hunch bet, the kind which is known for one sure thing--if you do not place upon this horse some kind of wager, said runner is as close to guaranteed to win as a racehorse gets in this life. read blog
Eighttofasttocatch has been tabbed as the 9-5 favorite as he goes for a repeat in the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park Oct. 6.
Pin Oak Stable's homebred Alternation, winner of five of six starts this year, will make his first start in almost two months when he carries top weight in the $500,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup.
Opening day at Keeneland offers one of the last gateways to a spot in the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), and it's a wide open contest.
Donegal Racing's TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (gr. I) victor Dullahan is the 4-5 morning-line favorite for the $400,000 Jamaica Handicap (gr. IT) when he faces seven other sophomores Oct. 6 at Belmont Park.
Stonestreet Stable's homebred prodigy runner Dreaming of Julia will have the opportunity to show her talents at the grade I level when the juvenile filly faces six others in the Oct. 6 Frizette at Belmont Park.
A plan to start charging rent for stalls during the non-racing season at Calder is leading to concerns among horsemen that some owners might permanently ship horses out of Florida and that some smaller stables could close.
Grade II winner Bourbon Courage proved an easy winner last time out in the Super Derby (gr. II) at 1 1/8 miles. Now, the 3-year-old son of Lion Heart is being asked to shorten up to 1 1/16 miles in the Indiana Derby.
Morton Fink's Woodbine Mile winner Wise Dan is the star attraction of a power-packed $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 6 at Keeneland, where he'll take on 11 other starters 20 days after his most recent score.
Invaders from California and England journey to Belmont for major 2-year-old test.
A daughter of New Approach topped the opening session of the Goffs Orby yearling sale, bringing €775,000 ($1,000,600 in U.S. funds) Oct. 3 in Ireland.
Pataky Kid, winner of the Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III), heads a field of 14 runners in the Dixiana Breeders' Futurity Oct. 6 over Keeneland's Polytrack going 1 1/16 miles.
Four years after taking the 2008 edition of the Woodford Stakes, Chamberlain Bridge will try to win the Keeneland turf sprint for a second time on Saturday.
Recent Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) winner Spring Venture tries Polytrack for the first time in the $200,000 Mazarine Stakes (Can-III) for 2-year-old fillies Oct. 6 at Woodbine.
Becky Winemiller's Wine Princess, whose sire and dam were both voted Horse of the Year, will try for consecutive graded stakes triumphs when she faces eight other 3-year-old fillies in the Indiana Oaks (gr. II).
- By Steve Haskin
Steve and Lenny examine the BC Ladies' Classic, Juvenile Fillies, I'll Have Another, Aqueduct and the Illinois Derby. Plus a list of the top 10 things Churchill will do if it take's over NYRA. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. watch video
Three weeks after missing out on a rare English Triple Crown, Camelot will look to make amends in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) Oct. 7 with a new rider, Frankie Dettori.
Jockey Matt Moore, injured in a spill Sept. 22, has undergone successful shoulder surgery and will be out for the remainder of the Woodbine campaign.
Jenny Wiley Stakes winner Daisy Devine will face fellow grade I winners Tapitsfly and Summer Soiree when she starts in the First Lady Stakes Oct. 6 at Keeneland Race Course.
- By Tom LaMarra
Racetracks are beginning to implement mobile wagering at their facilities with positive results, but officials said Oct. 3 they don't expect it to chase away tote machines and advance deposit wagering systems.
Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center removed a 15-inch external growth from the intestines of Haskell Invitational winner Paynter, owner Ahmed Zayat confirmed Oct. 3.
The fourth edition of the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will feature a "Prevention vs. Reaction" theme when it is held at Keeneland Oct. 16-17.
Most American owners are aware of the increased number of West Nile virus (WNV) cases confirmed in the U.S. horse population this year. What they might not know is how the virus affects horses in other countries.
Horse owners utilize many management practices to limit calorie intake for obese horses, including restricting pasture access via a grazing muzzle. However, research has shown that horses often increase pasture intake when returned to an unrestricted situation. Drastic changes in grain intake are known to cause digestive upsets, particularly in the hindgu...
Haskell Invitational winner Paynter will undergo surgery Oct. 3 on an abscess of the cecum at 9:00 a.m. EDT at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center, owner Ahmed Zayat said.
Retama Park Director of Racing James Leatherman drew 10 races for opening night Friday with full fields in each race.
For the first time U.S. bettors can wager into the world's second-largest pari-mutuel pool.
An overflow field of juvenile fillies will get the autumn meet at Keeneland off and running, with 16 entered for the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (gr. I) opening day Oct. 5.
Feeding time! Open a bag of readymade feed and you're set, right? But wait -- there's a staggering variety of offerings on the feed store's shelves, and it's important you choose the correct one for your particular horse. Download Now
Hawthorne Race Course will waste little time getting to its top races when the 62-day fall meet, highlighted by the Oct. 6 $500,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II), begins Oct. 5.
Morton Fink's Wise Dan is telling trainer Charlie Lopresti he's ready to get back to the races and that's just what he's going to do, as Lopresti plans on entering him in the Oct. 6 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland.
Multiple grade II stakes winner Silent Name will return to Canada to stand the 2013 season at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Canada near Aurora, Ontario.
The Breeders' Cup Classic remains a possibility for the Pacific Classic winner.
Godolphin Racing's unbeaten 2-year-old Dawn Approach warmed up for his Oct. 13 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I) engagement with a solid work under jockey Kevin Manning Oct. 2 at trainer Jim Bolger's Beechy Park in Ireland.
The Breeders' Cup announces post times, wagering menu, and tentative schedule for this year's World Championships at Santa Anita Park.
The Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau plans to roll out what it calls the "Tote Security System" in the fall of 2013, officials said Oct. 2.
Lady Rothschild and Newsells Park Stud's Nathaniel, one of England's top runners, will miss the Oct. 7 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) due to a fever.
Animal Kingdom is expected to return in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 3, Team Valor International announced Oct. 2.
Chenery's message: Remind people it's fun to go to the races read blog
As fall begins and temperatures slowly drop, the number of confirmed equine West Nile virus (WNV) cases around the country continues to rise.
When it comes to equine injuries in the proximal (upper) suspensory ligament (PSL), many veterinarians rely on ultrasonography (US) to diagnose and monitor the problem. But obtaining accurate US measurements of the PSL could be a challenge, even for experienced operators, according to the results of a recent German study.
The market was robust at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale Oct. 1 in Timonium, Md. The median price increased 29.7% from a year ago to equal the auction's record of $12,000.
Podium, a $500,000 Keeneland September sale yearling, will relocate to Ellen Caines' Caines Stallion Station near Wynnewood, Okla., for the 2013 breeding season.
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