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  • Roman Ruler was 15 years old

    Roman Ruler Dies

    Millionaire and sire Roman Ruler died Jan. 25 at Haras Vacación in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the farm announced via Facebook. He was 15. 

  • Betfair US/TVG Joins NTRA

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Feb. 7 that Betfair US/TVG has joined the organization and that Kip Levin, Chief Executive Officer of Betfair US and TVG, has been appointed to the NTRA's Board of Directors. 

  • Favorable Outcome wins the 2017 Swale Stakes

    The Week in Photos 2/7/2017

    Lambholm South Holy Bull, Forward Gal, Las Virgenes, Palos Verdes, Swale, San Antonio, San Marcos, Robert B. Lewis, Sweetest Chant, Withers, and more.

  • Greece Joins EMHF

    28th member of European & Mediterranean Horseracing Federation

  • Fasig-Tipton Sale Kentucky Mixed Sale Recap Day 1

    2017 Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale Recap Day 1

    Claire Novak recaps day 1 of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale, including comments from Donato Lanni of Hill 'n' Dale, Carl McEntee of Darby Dan Farm, and Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Uncle Vinny Retired to Stud in Florida

    Starlight Racing's grade 3 winner Uncle Vinny has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Stonewall's Prestige Stallions near Ocala, Fla. The 4-year-old son of Uncle Mo—Arealhotlover, by Untuttable, will stand for $4,000.

  • Brown, Lu to Central Kentucky Riding for Hope Board

    Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, which offers a variety of equine-assisted activities and therapies at its base at the Kentucky Horse Park, is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors. 

  • Irish War Cry

    Irish War Cry Tops Week's NTRA 3-Year-Old Division Poll

    Moving right to the top in first place is the undefeated Irish War Cry (7 first-place votes, 303 points) who posted a mild upset as the 3 3/4-length winner of Saturday's Lambholm South Holy Bull (G2), at Gulfstream Park for trainer Graham Motion.

  • Unique Bella wins the 2017 Las Virgenes Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park

    Unique Bella Untouchable in Las Virgenes

    The 3-year-old Tapit filly owned by Don Alberto Stable and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer appeared as if she was just out for a breezy spin in her two-turn debut under jockey Mike Smith.

  • Isotherm finishes strong to win the San Marcos

    Isotherm Jumps Up in San Marcos

    Matthew Schera's Isotherm hadn't found the winner's circle since September of 2015, but on a red-hot afternoon for jockey Flavien Prat at Santa Anita Park, he was under the right man for the job.

  • Gabriel Saez

    Gabriel Saez Reaches 1,000th Win

    Jockey Gabriel Saez achieved a milestone Feb. 4 when the newly turned 29-year-old native of Panama City, Panama earned his 1,000th career victory on I Hope in the eighth race at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Rymska wins the 2017 Sweetest Chant

    Rymska Surges to Sweetest Chant Win

    Trainer Chad Brown won his sixth consecutive edition of the Sweetest Chant Stakes (G3T), when Rymska showed a powerful turn of foot and surged down the middle of the Gulfstream Park stretch to win in the final strides Feb. 4. 

  • St. Joe Bay comes home strong in the Palos Verdes

    St. Joe Bay Digs in to Win Palos Verdes

    Altamira Racing Stable and David Bernsen's St. Joe Bay continued his scorching streak through the Southern California sprint ranks with a game victory in the $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes (G2) Feb. 4 at Santa Anita Park.

  • El Areeb and Trevor McCarthy take the Withers (G3)

    El Areeb Too Good in Withers

    M M G Stables' El Areeb toyed with nine rivals in the $250,000 Withers Stakes (G3), summarily dismissed them down the lane, and cleared his fourth straight victory under a hand ride from jockey Trevor McCarthy Feb. 4 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Tequilita wins the 2017 Forward Gal

    Tequilita Makes Matz Proud in Forward Gal

    The Michael Matz-trained daughter of Union Rags became the latest member of her clan to do her conditioner proud when she struck the lead in midstretch and held off grade 1 winner Pretty City Dancer to take the seven-furlong Forward Gal.

  • Favorable Outcome comes home running to take the Swale

    Favorable Outcome Flies Home in Swale

    Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Favorable Outcome rallied from last to run down favorite Three Rules in the stretch to win the $200,000 Swale Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 4. 

  • ABR Wired: Chris Fallica at the NHC

    ABR Wired: Chris Fallica at the NHC

    What's it like to be a handicapper at the National Handicapping Championship? Follow along with America's Best Racing and ESPN College GameDay's Chris Fallica in Las Vegas as Fallica competes among the best handicappers in the country.