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  • Catholic Boy training on the Del Mar main track ahead of the Breeders' Cup

    Catholic Boy to Try Dirt in Remsen

    Catholic Boy is still growing and developing, so without a big turf target late in the year, his connections are going to find out if he is a dirt horse in the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2) Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Gigantic Breeze at Presque Isle Downs Sept. 18

    Gigantic Breeze to Try Dirt in Claiming Crown Jewel

    Based on both class and recent form, Gigantic Breeze looks like a standout in the Claiming Crown Jewel Dec. 2 at Gulfstream Park, but the 4-year-old son of Giant's Causeway will face the challenge of starting on the dirt for the first time.

  • Lot 463, a Farhh colt, who topped the sale Nov. 29 when selling for 160,000 guineas

    Tattersalls December Foal Sale Brings Record Trade

    A record-breaking opening session of the Tattersalls December foal sale took place in Newmarket Nov. 29 and a son of Darley's Farhh (IRE) made the biggest impression on buyers when fetching 160,000 guineas (US$224,096) from Yeomanstown Stud.

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    TAA Accredited Groups Show Diversity in Aftercare

    The 64 organizations accredited by the TAA are as diverse as the aftercare landscape itself. Many adopt out former runners for second careers, others are sanctuaries, and some are organizations that help both horses and humans.

  • Sharp Azteca training for the Breeders' Cup at Del Mar

    Sharp Azteca Seeks Elusive Grade 1 in Cigar Mile

    A three-time runner-up in grade 1 events, the elusive top-level prize will once again be on the table Dec. 2, when Sharp Azteca takes on Mind Your Biscuits and Practical Joke in the Cigar Mile Handicap Presented by NYRA Bets (G1).

  • CDI chief executive officer William Carstanjen

    In Nearly $1 Billion Deal, Churchill Sells Big Fish

    Just more than three years after purchasing Big Fish Games, Churchill Downs Inc. has opted to sell its mobile gaming subsidiary for nearly $1 billion and says it will focus its energy on Thoroughbred racing and casino gaming.

  • What's Going On Here: Owning Up

    Partnerships have been slighted in the way their accomplishments have been presented to voters. The slightest change in the name or line-up of partnership entities causes each to be listed separately from one another.

  • Jay Cash poses with Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming Nov. 28 at WinStar Farm as part of a fundraiser for the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation

    Grayson-Jockey Club Research Gets WinStar Boost

    WinStar Farm opened up the doors to its stallion barn and also showed off this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Always Dreaming as part of a benefit for the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Nov. 28.

  • Seeking the Soul with John Velazquez wins the G1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Nov. 24, 2017 Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY.

    The Week in Photos 11/28/2017

    Clark Handicap, Matriarch, Hollywood Derby, Japan Cup, Chevalier Cup Handicap, Mrs. Revere, Kentucky Jockey Club, Falls City Handicap, Golden Rod, Seabiscuit Handicap, Hollywood Turf Cup, Bessarabian, Kennedy Road and more.

  • Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance logo

    TAA Launches Third Annual Holiday Giving Campaign

    The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Nov. 28 the start of its annual holiday giving campaign. Supporters can send a heartwarming holiday e-card to family and friends with a donation to the TAA.

  • Happily helped Coolmore earn a second straight John Deere Award as the outstanding breeder for the Breeders' Cup World Championships and Breeders' Cup Challenge

    Coolmore Again Breeders' Cup's Outstanding Breeder

    Powered by Breeders' Cup Challenge victories from Hydrangea, Rhododendron, and Happily, Coolmore Stud earned the John Deere Award as the outstanding breeder of the 2017 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Mare from Borell Case Begins Treatment at Park Equine

    A Thoroughbred mare the Kentucky Equine Humane Center received via Thoroughbred Charities of America in 2016 as one of the herd seized from Charles Borell and Maria Borell will enter Park Equine Hospital in Versailles, Ky. for treatment Nov. 28.

  • 50th Black-Type Winner for Street Sense

    Darley's Street Sense was represented by his 50th black-type winner Nov. 25 when his 5-year-old daughter Sensible Princess (NZ) won the NRM Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes at Pukekohe Park in New Zealand.

  • Point Given in his paddock at Calumet Farm

    Point Given Pensioned to Kentucky Horse Park

    Champion Point Given has been pensioned from stud duty at Calumet Farm and is set to join the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions in the spring of 2018, becoming the fifth Horse of the Year to occupy the famous barn.

  • Astrology Relocated to Louisiana for 2018

    Astrology, a leading first- and second-crop stallion, has been relocated to Acadiana Equine@Copper Crowne near Opelousas, La., for the 2018 breeding season. The son of A.P. Indy—Quiet Eclipse, by Quiet American, will stand for a fee of $4,500.

  • Analyze It soars clear under Jose Ortiz to win the Cecil B. DeMille Stakes at Del Mar

    Analyze It Impresses in Cecil B. DeMille

    His stablemate may have won the grade 1, but Analyze It put forward an impressive flourish on a strong day for trainer Chad Brown when he cruised home an easy winner of the $100,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (G3T) at Del Mar.

  • Scuba runs down Futile to win the Hawthorne Gold Cup at Hawthorne Racecourse

    Scuba Surges to Hawthorne Gold Cup Win

    One year after winning the Marathon Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park, the 6-year-old Tapit gelding once again found his way to the winner's circle—this time in the $150,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup (G3) at Hawthorne Racecourse.

  • Sharp Azteca at Del Mar, where he finished second in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

    Sharp Azteca Breezes for Cigar Mile

    Gelfenstein Farm's multiple graded stakes winner Sharp Azteca turned in a six-furlong breeze Nov. 25 at Gulfstream Park West, his final work ahead of the $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap presented by NYRA Bets (G1) coming up Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Control Group wins the Discovery Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Control Group All the Way in Discovery Stakes

    Making his graded stakes debut for owners Michael Dubb and David Simon, Control Group went straight to the lead and never relinquished to win the $200,000 Discovery Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Nov. 25 at Aqueduct Racetrack.