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  • Curlin's Approval draws off to a a 4 3/4-length score in the Barely Even Handicap

    Curlin's Approval Performs as Expected in Barely Even

    Curlin's Approval pushed her earnings to over $500,000 in Gulfstream Park's Barely Even Handicap Oct. 1—a race her trainer Happy Alter previously said he was using as a "backyard prep" for the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1).

  • Happily and jockey Ryan Moore win the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Chantilly

    Fillies Have a Big Day at Chantilly

    Coolmore's fillies Rhododendron and Hydrangea were impressive in the Prix de l'Opera Longines, while their 2-year-old filly Happily upstaged colts in the Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Chantilly Oct. 1.

  • Enable cruises to victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

    Enable Storms Home to Take Arc

    Enable swept to the easiest of victories in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) at Chantilly Oct. 1, as she brushed aside a top-quality field to post her fifth straight win at the highest level.

  • Blonde Bomber pulls away from the field in the Our Dear Peggy Stakes

    First Black-Type Winner for Fort Larned

    Arindel homebred Blonde Bomber became Fort Larned's first black-type stakes winner when she demolished a field of nine juvenile fillies by 7 1/4 lengths in the Sept. 30 Our Dear Peggy Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

  • Honorable Duty wins the Lukas Classic

    Honorable Duty Repels Competition in Lukas Classic

    Honorable Duty went straight to the front, repelled challenges with a quarter-mile to run, and proved to be utterly superior in the stretch to win the Sept. 30 $200,000 Lukas Classic (G3) at Churchill Downs by 4 3/4 lengths over Money Flows.

  • Elate is in control at the front of the field in the Beldame Stakes

    Elate Dominates Beldame Stakes

    There was no question Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Elate was the best horse Sept. 30 in the $400,000 Beldame Stakes (G1), but at the top of the stretch it was still up in the air whether she would be able to show it.

  • Projected wins the Baltimore/Washington Turf Cup

    Projected Surges to Baltimore/Washington Turf Cup Win

    After a few runner-up finishes this spring and summer, Juddmonte Farms homebred Projected (GB) found his way to the winner's circle Sept. 30, taking Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup Stakes (G2T) at Laurel Park. 

  • Renaisance Frolic wins the Armed Forces Stakes at Gulfstream Park

    Paynter Gets First Black-Type Winner

    Stride Rite Racing Stable homebred Renaisance Frolic became the first black-type winner for his sire, Paynter, when he drew off to a three-length victory in the Sept. 30 $75,000 Armed Forces Stakes at Gulfstream Park. 

  • Roaring Lion is led into the winner's enclosure after the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes

    Roaring Lion Pounces in Royal Lodge

    The Irish connections of Aidan O'Brien and Coolmore won both group 1 events on the card but came up a neck short in the lone Breeders' Cup Challenge heat, the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (G2) for colts and geldings.

  • G. Watts Humphrey Jr.

    TCA Honors G. Watts Humphrey

    G. Watts Humphrey Jr. was the Thoroughbred Club of America's 86th Honor Guest Sept. 29 at Keeneland. The Churchill Downs' board chairman spoke out on improving the racetrack experience, raising purses in Kentucky.

  • Mr. Roary wins the Eddie D. Stakes

    Mr. Roary Closes to Take Eddie D.

    Last of nine early, Kretz Racing's Mr. Roary still had plenty of ground to make up turning for home and closed a 4 1/2-length gap with a furlong to run to win by a neck under jockey Tyler Conner.

  • Laurel to Offer Bettors Aftercare Donation Option

    Laurel Park, through its AmTote International, will allow bettors to make tax-deductible contributions to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance at self-service terminals using proceeds from their winning tickets.

  • Constellation winning the La Brea Stakes

    Dam of Constellation to be Offered at Keeneland

    Craig & Holly Bandoroff's Denali Stud has announced it will be offering For Royalty, a multiple stakes producer and dam of Grade 1 winner Constellation, for sale in foal to Bernardini at the upcoming Keeneland November sale.

  • Enable, with jockey Frankie Dettori and trainer John Gosden (right) after the Yorkshire Oaks in August

    Enable Holds the Power in Arc

    It's Enable vs. the world in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) Oct. 1 at Chantilly and, to all appearances, the world has some catching up to do.

  • Santa Anita Compliant With New Tax Rules

    Santa Anita Park has announced that it will fully implement fan-friendly wagering regulations effective Sept. 29, opening day of the track's 19-day Autumn Meet.

  • IFHA Conference Available Through Live Stream

    The 51th International Conference of Horseracing Authorities will be available on the IFHA's website (ifhaonline.org) beginning at approximately 10 a.m. CEST (4 a.m. EDT) on Oct. 2 via live stream.

  • 2017 Louisiana Downs Leading Trainer - Joey Foster

    Louisiana Downs Reports Handle Increase

    Louisiana Downs handled $67 million throughout the meet, an increase of 12% in handle from the 2016 live Thoroughbred racing season. 

  • Distorted Humor

    Laughing All the Way

    Don’t look now but it appears Distorted Humor has got us surrounded...it’s just a sneaky fact stemming from an examination of a variety of stallion lists over the past few months.