Two horses sold for $200,000 and up during the start of Keeneland September yearling sale's Book 5. The session average dipped by less than 2% compared with the same session of 2015.
Meadowlands owner Jeff Gural has ended a campaign supporting the addition of casinos to the northern part of New Jersey.
Although operating at a lower division than earlier in the week, demand on the first day of the Part II Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale was strong for the better lots.
Trainer David Braddy notched his 1,000th career victory when Flemish Cap scored a front-running victory in the sixth race Sept. 22 at Gulfstream Park.
A change to the Pick Six wager that is expected to offer large payoffs and re-energize what has been California's most popular exotic bet will have its debut with the opening of the annual Del Mar fall race meeting.
After six previous meetings that include one-two finishes in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Nyquist and Exaggerator go toe to toe for Round 7 in the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II).
An Uncle Mo filly bought by a Greathouse family partnership for $30,000 as a weanling was the most profitable pinhooking transaction during Books 1-4 of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Images from weekend performances by Tepin and The Pizza Man, as well as Breeders' Cup Win And You're In races and a special guest towards the end!
The morning-line second choice at 2-1 odds behind Super Derby (gr. III) winner Texas Chrome (9-5), Martin Racing Stable's Fish Trappe Road was sixth last out in the $500,000 Ketel One King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Aug. 27
Jockey Irwin Rosendo rallied Cupid's Hit from sixth place to a clear victory in the final race of the Sept. 21 card at ThistleDown to notch the 1,000th victory of his career.
Will we see the same Nyquist we saw last year and this past winter and spring in the Pennsylvania Derby?
The Kentucky Equine Education Project will welcome horse industry leaders and policy makers from across the state to discuss ways to protect and promote the commonwealth's signature industry at the Equine Industry Conference Oct. 17-18 in Lexington.
The Jockey Club released its Live Foal Report for 2016, stating at this stage of the year the crop is down 0.5% from last year. So far, 21,991 foals have been reported. Kentucky's crop is up 2.8% from 2015.
Owner Joe Ragsdale reports his winner of the Sept. 19 Presque Isle Masters Stakes (gr. II), will likely make her next start in Keeneland's Thoroughbred Cup of America Stakes (gr. II) Oct. 8.
Blackjackcat switches from turf to dirt and could spring surprise on Shared Belief first- and second-place finishers Accelerate and Semper Fortis at nine furlongs
Ramsey Farm secured eight lifetime breeding rights when it sold Bobby's Kitten to Lanwades Stud.
Dual group I-winning miler The Gurkha will retire to Ireland's Coolmore Stud for 2017 to stand alongside his champion sire Galileo, the farm announced Sept. 21.
The homebred son of Kitten's Joy ran first for Ken and Sarah Ramsey, then was acquired by Calumet Farm at the end of his championship year and made three starts for that outfit in 2016. He will stand at Calumet.
The Sept. 21 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale saw 274 yearlings sell for $11,120,100, up 4.1% from the same session a year ago; the average rose 6.4% from $38,158 to $40,584, while the median jumped 20% from $25,000 to $30,000.
WinStar Farm's American Patriot is among 10 3-year-olds entered for the $200,000 Commonwealth Derby (gr. IIT) coming up Sept. 24, bringing grade I stakes-placed credentials into the 1 1/8-mile turf stakes.
Analysis of the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) and Cotillion (gr. I) card.
Part I of the Tattersalls Ireland September sale concluded with the highest returns for the two-day sale with a record average, record median, and the best aggregate of any year aside from 2006 when the sale was held over three days.
Bettors will have a challenge sorting out the improving horses from the ones who displayed earlier talent and could be ripe for a rebound in the Commonwealth Turf Cup Stakes (gr. IIT) Sept. 24 at Laurel Park.
With the Keeneland September yearling sale continuing to show vibrancy midway through its second week, Peter O’Callaghan of Woods Edge Farm is among consignors having one of the best auctions in recent history.
Both Christophe Clement and Chad Brown have two runners for Belmont Park's Sept. 24 Noble Damsel Stakes (gr. IIIT). The $200,000 race for older fillies and mares is at a mile on the Widener turf course.
Undefeated Ancient Secret will race outside of New York for the first time Sept. 24 in the $150,000 Ontario Colleen Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine.
The 13-year-old son of Lucky Lionel has been relocated from Florida to Indiana. He has sired two grade I winners and a champion in Puerto Rico.
Part of what Servis is counting on headed into in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) is the fact Songbird has yet to hook a rival who offers what his Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I)-winning charge, Cathryn Sophia, brings to the table.
Victor Espinoza, regular rider of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, said the 5-year-old California-bred has never been doing better as he prepares for a start in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.
Coming off decent efforts at Saratoga, Noholdingback Bear and Mind Your Biscuits will tangle with the improving Threefiveindia and undefeated Klingon Warrior in Parx sprint at six furlongs
Trauma to the inner tissues of the foot beneath the horny sole can rupture small blood vessels, creating a bruise.
Aside from merely accepting a bit, a saddle, and a rider, the developing racehorse needs to become accustomed to the routine of the backside, the tight quarters of a starting gate, and how to relax when racing in company.
Buying a yearling is the easiest part of acquiring a racing prospect. Next for the young Thoroughbred lies many lessons to be learned, with patience and experience going a long way toward ensuring these lessons are taught well.
Equine Sales Company announced Sept. 21 an initial catalog of 193 head for its open yearling and mixed sale set for 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 16 in Opelousas, La.
OwnerView seeks nominations for the New Owner of the Year Award to be presented at the Thoroughbred Owner Conference Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at Santa Anita.
Rick Porter, who enjoys bringing special guests to the races, will host the family of singer/guitarist Eva Cassidy at Parx Racing Sept. 24 after he named his filly Songbird to honor the late Cassidy's rendition of the tune
Family-owned Clarkland Farm's $3 million ride.
It wasn’t quite to the levels of Books 1 and 2, but there was a lot of energy at the Keeneland September yearling sale as Book 4 selling began with a Sept. 20 session that yielded across-the board increases.
Participants and fans will have an opportunity to own some racing history when an on-site auction is conducted Aug. 24 and 25 Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H.
Strong trade on opening day of the 2016 Tattersalls Ireland September yearling sale produced five lots that sold for more than €100,000 ($112,000).
Looking at how North American yearling averages have changed since 2012 among the top 10 Keeneland September sires by average price through Sept. 19.
In most of Nyquist’s 10 starts, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner has led or raced closed to the leaders early, but trainer Doug O’Neill doesn’t believe last year’s champion juvenile male needs to be close early.
The sale of an Uncle Mo colt for $750,000 to top the Sept. 17 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale was the high water mark for the Columbiana Farm of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ochocki.
The timing of a low-grade fever in the spring could not have been worse for Songbird, but with deft handling the undefeated champion juvenile filly of 2015 continued to deliver spectacular races through the summer.
State and local officials have filed a lawsuit seeking the 43 horses determined to be abandoned in June at a Mercer County farm to rule that the horses are owned by Mercer County Fiscal Court, not Charles and Maria Borell.
The NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance welcomed a move from the West Virginia Racing Commission Sept. 20 when the regulator became the first in the country to require its tracks to join the industry safety organization.
Multiple stakes winner Russell Road, who ranks second in all-time earnings for a West Virginia-bred, has been retired.
Sarah Sis led the field all the way and held off a strong late bid from two-time defending winner Living The Life to narrowly prevail in the $400,000 Presque Isle Downs Masters (gr. II) Sept. 19.
A Bernardini colt from the family of top handicap horse Frosted was purchased by Ben Glass on behalf of Gary and Mary West for $600,000 to top the Sept. 19 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale in which numbers dipped slightly.
The stage was set for the biggest day of the year at Parx Racing when entries were taken and post positions drawn Sept. 19 for the Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) and Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II), which anchor a five stakes program Sept. 24.
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