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  • Malibu Moon's Stud Fee Unchanged in 2015

    B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington announced that Malibu Moon, currently 14th on the North American General Sire list, will stand for $95,000 live foal in 2015, the same fee he commanded this year.

  • Belardo rolls to victory in the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Belardo Among Juvenile Standouts at Newmarket

    Prince Faisal's Belardo gamely speared between rivals and drew off to a convincing win in the Oct. 17 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I), the most prestigious 2-year-old race in Great Britain.

  • Iotapa won the 2014 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes.

    Iotapa Could Take Hronis From Claim to Fame

    With a pair of grade I victories under her belt, a track she likes, and early or tactical speed her rivals must contend with, Hronis Racing's Iotapa looms a threat in this year's $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).

  • WV Taking Industry Approach on Racing Dates

    The West Virginia Racing Commission is moving forward with a plan to fashion legislation that would allow flexibility on racing dates and perhaps new gambling offerings to generate revenue for the industry.

  • Goldencents (left) won the 2013 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.

    BC Dirt Mile Makes Impact in Short Time

    The Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) may not have the storied history of many of the World Championship races, but what it lacks in longevity it makes up for in quality with a roster of seven impressive performances.

  • Lenny's Place - Episode 3

    Join Lenny Shulman as he talks with the legendary Nick Zito. Zito talks through Keeneland's new track surface, shares thoughts on his top horses, and gives a tip on one of his top 2-year-olds.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Suffolk Workers Union Sues Gaming Commission

    Unionized employees of Suffolk Downs have sued the Massachusetts Gaming Commission contending it violated the law when it selected Wynn Resorts for a casino license instead of the track's gaming partner, Mohegan Sun.

  • Holiday Star wins the 2014 Sycamore Stakes.

    No Denying Holiday Star in Sycamore Stakes

    Following a pair of nose defeats in his most recent tries, there was no denying Holiday Star in the $100,000 Sycamore Stakes (gr. IIIT) as he wore down favored Red Rifle in the final yards on a soft Keeneland turf course.

  • Pre-Entries for Breeders' Cup Close Oct. 20

    Pre-entries for all 13 Breeders' Cup World Championships races will close Monday, Oct. 20 at noon local time of the place of pre-entry, Breeders' Cup announced Oct. 16.

  • Will Take Charge won the 2013 Clark at Churchill Downs.

    Clark Headlines Churchill's Fall Meet Slate

    The $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) is the main event on a schedule of 13 stakes races that carry total purses of about $2 million during the 25-day fall meet Oct. 26 to Nov. 30 at Churchill.

  • Golden Gate Fields Opens 36-Day Fall Meet

    The fall meeting at Golden Gate Fields opens Oct. 16, and the 36-day season will feature the simulcast of the Breeders' Cup World Championships as well as the 63rd running of the $100,000 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III).

  • That Handicapping Show: Raven Run Stakes

    Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the Raven Run Stakes from Keeneland this weekend. With a full field who do you think will win? Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Raven Run Stakes.

  • No Conveyor Belt Early at Keeneland

    The new dirt surface at Keeneland generally has been fair and certainly has not produced the dramatic speed-favoring bias the former dirt track would sometimes display.

  • The 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="!i=2886401886&k=LfWs6fC">Order This Photo</a>

    Catching Up with 2013 Breeders' Cup Winners

    Some have retired, a hearty few race on, but the winners of last year's Breeders' Cup World Championships will always have their place in history. Here we check in with the 14 runners who put on a great show in 2013.

  • Discreet Marq has a career record of 6-5-3 in 18 starts and earnings of $947,900.<br><a target="blank" href="!i=2833607562&k=qgb4ZL7">Order This Photo</a>

    Discreet Marq Stands Out in Ticonderoga

    Discreet Marq, a New York-bred who has competed primarily in grade I company since winning the 2013 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT), tops the oversubscribed field of fillies and mares entered in the Oct. 18 Ticonderoga Stakes.

  • Russell Road has won the West Virginia Breeders' Classic Stakes twice.

    Warriors Return for WV Breeders' Classic

    The winners of the last three editions of the West Virginia Breeders' Classic Stakes will square off the evening of Oct. 18 when Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races hosts the feature and eight other state-bred stakes.

  • Big Business will try for the first stakes win of his career in the Hudson Handicap.

    Big Business Aims to Cash in Hudson Handicap

    Four times a runner-up in stakes races this season, including a second-place finish to Palace in the Forego (gr. I), Big Business will try to secure the first stakes win of his career in the Hudson Handicap Oct. 18.

  • Kentucky Downs

    No Extra Days for Kentucky Downs in 2015

    Under a plan approved Oct. 15 by the tracks involved, Kentucky Downs will continue to offer just five race days in 2015 but the Franklin, Ky., track will pick up an additional Saturday.

  • HRTV to Air Live BC Pre-Entry Show Oct. 22

    HRTV will give racing fans their first look at the horses pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup World Championships when it airs a special live Breeders' Cup Pre-Entry show from Santa Anita Park Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. ET.

  • Dr. Larry Bramlage

    Owners Schooled on Horse Health, Care Issues

    Owners at the Thoroughbred Ownership Conference were given a tutorial in proper horse care, common health and physical problems, and what some organizations are doing to improve the quality of life for horses and people.

  • Sterling Stud's Drena Van Doren Dies at 79

    Drena Van Doren, who with her husband Paul campaigned Rise Up to victory in last year's Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) died Oct. 11 at her home at Sterling Stud in Lexington. Van Doren was 79.

  • Anna Seitz, managing partner of Hit the Board Stables

    Young Owners Tout Race-Day Experience

    A Youtube video showing Anna Seitz, managing partner of Hit the Board Stables, cheering home the outfit's Thoroughbred I'm Already Sexy to a victory in the Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) sums up the joys of racehorse ownership.