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  • Charismatic at Old Friends Dec. 12

    Horse of the Year Charismatic Dies

    Charismatic returned to the United States from the JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan on Dec. 4 and was pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, Ky. He died Feb. 19.

  • Classic Empire

    Classic Empire Out of Fountain of Youth

    Juvenile champion Classic Empire will not start as expected in the Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) March 4 at Gulfstream Park, trainer Mark Casse said Feb. 19. 

  • Mo Town wins the 2016 Remsen Stakes

    Mo Town Set for 3-Year-Old Debut in Risen Star

    Firmly landing himself prominently on the charts as a serious contender for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), the $200,000 Keeneland September 2015 purchase now looks to make a hit out of his sophomore debut, the Risen Star (G2).

  • Terra Promessa wins the 2017 Bayakoa Stakes

    Terra Promessa Goes Gate to Wire in Bayakoa

    Stonestreet Stables' homebred Terra Promessa made easy work of her seven rivals, taking control around the first turn and never looking back in the $150,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) Feb. 18 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Delta Prince wins a Gulfstream Park allowance race Feb. 18

    Royal Delta Half Brother Scores on Gulfstream Turf

    The late champion Royal Delta was honored twice on the Gulfstream Park card Feb. 18. First with her namesake grade 2 stakes and then again in the last race, when her half brother Delta Prince stormed to victory on the grass. 

  • Rare White Foal a Patchen Wilkes Specialty

    Get to know the stunning white foal that Patchen Wilkes Farm welcomed on Super Bowl Sunday. Though white Thoroughbreds are rare, Patchen Wilkes specializes in breeding and raising white racehorses in Lexington, Ky. Courtesy America's Best Racing

  • Finger Lakes

    Cuomo Proposes Plan for Finger Lakes

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a plan to keep racing afloat at Finger Lakes Racetrack that calls for new contributions to a purse account from the track's owners.

  • Fair Grounds Scenic

    Final Horses Out of Isolation at Fair Grounds

    The final horses remaining in the testing protocols for the equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots have returned two negative tests and have been released back into the general horse population on the backstretch.

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    Q&A: The Makeover Effect on the Market

    As the 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover is shaping up to be the largest in its relatively short history, Erin Shea talked to RRP's president, Steuart Pittman, about the effect the event has had on the off-track Thoroughbred market.

  • NYRA Pursuing Saratoga Construction Plan

    The New York Racing Association issued legal notice for the solicitation of a professional architecture firm to provide design services related to the possible development of a building to be located immediately adjacent to the end of the Clubhouse.

  • Frank Stronach to Receive E.P. Taylor Award of Merit

    The Jockey Club of Canada Board of Stewards is proud to announce that Frank Stronach will be presented with the E.P. Taylor Award of Merit for his longtime involvement and commitment to Thoroughbred Racing in Canada.

  • Maclean’s Music tops the year-end list with 20 winners

    The Final Score: Maclean's Music Tops List

    Last year, we undertook a review of the prospects of stallions with first 2-year-olds of 2016. The series focused on pedigree and biomechanical values as well as on our impressions of how their offspring performed at the juvenile sales.

  • Prize Exhibit wins the 2017 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita

    Headstrong Prize Exhibit Takes on Buena Vista

    Prize Exhibit has three graded victories during her 31-race career, including her last start in the Megahertz (G3T) Jan. 16 at Santa Anita Park, but the complicated 5-year-old Showcasing mare often has, well, complications.

  • Flemenshill (Lot 20) at the 2017 Tattersalls Cheltenham January Sale

    Records Smashed at Tattersalls Ireland Cheltenham Sale

    The Tattersalls Ireland Cheltenham January Sale saw records smashed as the highest price ever recorded for a point to point horse of £480,000 was achieved along with increases in all the key figures.

  • MarketWatch Blog

    Northern Afleet Best in Durability Study

    The stallions included in the durability study are the top 200 sires by progeny earnings for the 2016 calendar year in order to assure relevance to the commercial breeding and sales market.

  • Complete Starts Information Added at Equibase Site

    Equibase Company announced Feb. 16 the expansion of racing statistics available on equibase.com with the addition of complete starts information for every jockey, trainer, and owner. 

  • Mont Saint Legame wins 2016 Cattleya Sho

    Japanese Runners Vie for Kentucky Derby Spot

    Fifteen 3-year-olds, including one owned by Sheikh Mohammed, are set for the Hyacinth Stakes Feb. 19 at Tokyo Racecourse, which carries a qualifying opportunity to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).

  • Terra Promessa topping Ready to Confess, Streamline in the Jan. 14 Pippin Stakes

    Pippin Trio Back in Bayakoa

    Stonestreet Stables' Terra Promessa, winner of Oaklawn's Jan. 14 Pippin Stakes, figures to dictate the tempo again in the Feb. 18 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) in Hot Springs.

  • Broad Brush wins 1986 Pennsylvania Derby after an eventful run.

    Look Back: Broad Brush's Wild Pennsylvania Derby Win

    Broad Brush seemingly had put away the rest of the field with a big move in the last turn, opening up some five lengths heading for the quarter pole, but then the race changed dramatically.

  • Eskenformoney wins the 2016 Rampart Stakes

    Eskenformoney Makes Seasonal Debut in Royal Delta

    Having broken through at the end of 2016 to earn her first graded stakes victory, StarLadies Racing and Lisa Troutt's Eskenformoney will aim to duplicate that form when she makes her seasonal debut in the $200,000 Royal Delta Stakes (G2).

  • Almanaar wins the 2017 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap

    The Week in Photos 2/14/2017

    Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, Arcadia, Sam F. Davis, Tampa Bay, Gulfstream Park Handicap, Lambholm South Endeavor, San Vicente, Santa Maria, Suwannee River, and more.