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  • The Unsolved Mystery of Arrogate

    We should remember the Arrogate who raised goose bumps on our arms and left us numb from the experience of watching him run. And we should ignore the phantom who floundered at Del Mar, as we would any mirage.

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    $450K Yearling Shines in Eventing Second Career

    With a solid purchase price and now in the care of Darley, it seemed that the youngster, named Regiment, had a bright future ahead on the racetrack. But it wasn't on the racetrack where he began to shine.

  • Redzel takes the Darley Classic at Flemington

    Redzel Rolls Again in Darley Classic

    Redzel followed up his victory in the TAB Everest Stakes by taking command early in the Darley Classic (G1) at Flemington Nov. 11 and holding off longshot Terravista for his sixth straight win.

  • 2017 Keeneland November Sale Day 4 Recap

    2017 Keeneland November Sale Day 4 Recap

    Claire Novak recaps day 4 of the Keeneland November sale with a look at the top hips of the day, as well as comments from John Sikura, Matt Lyons, and Michael Hernon. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Woodford Thoroughbreds' Matt Lyons.

    Tension Tops Keeneland's Fourth Session

    It was the total package: Tension, a young daughter of leading sire Tapit in foal to prominent sire Curlin lit up the Keeneland November breeding stock bid board, going for $750,000 to the account of Woodford Thoroughbreds.

  • Soutache, a son of Backtalk, winning the In Reality Stakes earlier this year

    Backtalk Moves to GoldMark for 2018

    Backtalk, a grade 2 winner and sire of multiple stakes winner Soutache, moves to GoldMark Farm near Ocala, Fla., for the 2018 breeding season. The son of Smarty Jones previously stood at Vinery Florida and Bridlewood.

  • Retired Jockey Dlugopolski Dies at Age 60

    Stakes-winning jockey Anthony "Tony" Dlugopolski, who rode for 25 years before suffering injuries that left him a quadriplegic in a 2001 spill at Mountaineer Park, died at age 60 Nov. 9 at his home in New Manchester, W.Va.

  • Belinda Stronach will be honored at annual awards luncheon, held during the Jockeys' Guild assembly

    Jockeys' Guild Set for Annual Assembly in December

    The Jockeys' Guild Annual Assembly, sponsored by Betfair USA, will bring together Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys from around the country Dec. 11-12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.

  • Multiple graded stakes winner Kobe's Back will stand at Bonita Farm for $3,000 in 2018

    Kobe's Back Arrives at Bonita Farm

    Kobe's Back, a multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire sprinter and the first son of Flatter to stand in the Mid-Atlantic region, has arrived at Bonita Farm near Darlington, Md., to stand for the 2018 season.

  • Owner Conference Photos, Videos Available

    The owner conference was held Monday, October 30, through Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar in Del Mar, Calif., to coincide with the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

  • Breeders' Cup Completes Comprehensive Testing Program

    Breeders' Cup completed an unprecedented out of competition pre- and post-race testing program at this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar, Nov. 3-4, which included the testing of 195 horses.

  • NYTHA president Rick Violette Jr.

    NYTHA Says Split Sample Program Has Started

    In a release sent to members, the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association said a split sample program for horsemen racing at New York Racing Association tracks started with opening day of the Aqueduct Racetrack fall meet Nov. 3.

  • 2017 Keeneland November Sale Day 3 Recap

    2017 Keeneland November Sale Day 3 Recap

    Claire Novak recaps day 3 of the Keeneland November sale with a look at the top hips of the day and comments Chris Richardson, Managing Director of Cheveley Park Stud and Yukio Shimokobe of Shimokobe Farm. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Gun Runner ranks fourth in the current Longines World's Best Racehorse rankings

    Arrogate Retains Top Spot in World Rankings

    The last interim list before the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee meets in Hong Kong in December to debate the final, and official rankings for the year sees last year's top horse, Arrogate, holding on to the top spot.

  • Phil Serpe

    Wingman Gives Trainer Serpe Milestone Win

    Chester and Mary Broman's Wingman rallied from eighth to post a clear victory in the final race at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 9, giving veteran trainer Phil Serpe the 1,000th victory of his career.

  • Battle of Midway with his WinStar and Don Alberto connections in the winner's circle after taking the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

    Battle of Midway Retired to WinStar for 2018

    WinStar Farm announced Nov. 9 that Battle of Midway, winner of the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Del Mar, has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty in 2018. His fee will be $20,000, stands and nurses.

  • Jockeys and Jeans Stallion Season Auction Scheduled

    On Dec. 1, the all volunteer group founded by former jockeys Jockeys and Jeans will hold its third annual stallion season auction, this year at Fasig-Tipton’s Seattle Slew Room in Lexington, to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

  • Fools In Love brings seven figures during the first session of Book 2 at Keeneland

    $1 Million Bid Secures Fools in Love

    Fools In Love, the dam of recent group 2 winner Seahenge, was knocked down for $1 million to Cheveley Park Stud, the highest price early during the Nov. 9 third session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • 2017 Keeneland November Sale Day 2 Recap

    2017 Keeneland November Sale Day 2 Recap

    Claire Novak recaps the second day of the Keeneland November sale with a look at the top hips and comments from Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud, Jane Lyon of Summer Wind Farm, and Fernando Diaz-Valdes. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Doubling Up at the Breeders' Cup with e Five Racing

    Doubling Up at the Breeders' Cup with e Five Racing

    From a winner's circle celebration with Richie Sambora to visiting Rushing Fall at the barn, follow along with Casi of e Five Racing for an unforgettable weekend at Del Mar featuring the best the Breeders' Cup has to offer.

  • Run Away and owner Kaleem Shah after their win in the Barretts Juvenile Stakes

    Run Away Stays Sprinting in Bob Hope

    Kaleem Shah and Simon Callaghan feel Run Away is better suited sprinting at this point in his career, so he'll make his next start in the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (G3) Nov. 11 at Del Mar.