Flat Out, winner of the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) and beaten favorite in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) two weeks ago, has been assigned the high weight of 123 pounds for the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 25.
Essence Hit Man set a quick pace and held off Gypsy Ring in deep stretch for an upset score in the $150,000 Kennedy Road (Can-III) Nov. 19 at Woodbine.
On his 46th birthday, Steve Asmussen became the fifth trainer in history to record 6,000 wins when Basalt won the first race at Remington Park Nov. 18.
Graham Motion, who saddled Animal Kingdom to win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will be honored with the Big Sport of Turfdom Award from the Turf Publicists of America.
The Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering dismissed a request for an administrative hearing on questions of the legality of Gretna Racing LLC's Quarter Horse license, which it plans to use for pari-mutuel barrel racing.
Dr. Atwood C. "Woody" Asbury, retired equine veterinarian and a consultant to the Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation, died Nov. 17 in Versailles, Ky., after a lengthy illness. He was 80.
Banimpire is headed to this country to continue her racing career after commanding $3,099,370 during the opening session of the Goffs November breeding stock sale in Ireland.
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, in a ruling filed Nov. 18, has upheld a circuit court decision that seven jockeys ejected from Charles Town Races in 2009 have the right to appeal to the state racing commission.
Bill Mott is pointing To Honor and Serve to the $250,000 Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 26 at Aqueduct.
Plans for recent Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) champion Drosselmeyer were finalized on Nov. 18, and the 4-year-old son of Distorted Humor has been officially retired to stud and will stand his first season in 2012 at WinStar.
Embur's Song, entering off a rare dull effort in her last start, will try to rebound when she leads a field of 10 in the $150,000 Bessarabian Stakes (Can-III) Nov. 20 at Woodbine.
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux, in search of a record 20 wins in a row, has been entered in a Nov. 21 starter allowance event at one mile at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in West Virginia.
There is no standout in the grade I Turf Cup, but Norvsky, Bourbon Bay, Falcon Rock, and Sanagas are all major contenders in the 1 1/2-mile race Nov. 19 at Hollywood Park.
Led by the Malibu Stakes (gr. I) on opening day Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park announced its 2011-12 stakes schedule which will include nine grade I events over the course of its 79-day meet which will conclude April 22.
Jet Master, a four-time leading sire in South Africa according to The Jockey Club, died Nov. 14 at age 17 after suffering from side effects associated with West Nile Virus, which he contracted earlier this year.
Many horse owners do not recognize signs of dental disease until a horse has obvious difficulty chewing, reduced appetite, feed dropping, and weight loss. Thus, even horses with mild dental disease benefit significantly from corrective dental work, according to recent research by a team from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich in Germany.
The decision by Churchill Downs Inc. to drop a longstanding insurance agreement with the Jockeys' Guild could have ramifications in California for the company's advance deposit wagering firm TwinSpires.com.
With no discussion, the California Horse Racing Board approved an eleventh-hour settlement between rival horsemen's groups Nov. 17 aimed at heading off a decertification vote of the Thoroughbred Owners of California.
A New York judge has granted trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. a stay of his 10-year suspension levied by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.
In a move needed to get the final version of an expanded gambling bill to the desk of the governor before its winter break, the Massachusetts legislature approved a bill that cuts revenue to horse racing.
Members of the first crop of 2009 European Horse of the Year Sea The Stars made a big splash at the Goffs November foal sale, which ended its three-day run Nov. 17 in Ireland.
Even the Score, sire of this year's Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) winner Dullahan, will stand in 2012 for $10,000.
Pollard's Vision, sire of champion Blind Luck, will stand in 2012 for $12,500, the same fee that he stood for last breeding season.
Two major dispersals, one of which included the $8.5 million racing or broodmare prospect Royal Delta, helped create big surges in several key business figures at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Shared Account, winner of last year's Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) and seventh in this year's running in what proved to be her final start, has been retired from racing.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 131 lots for its Texas December mixed sale. The number is up 4.8% from last year's total of 125 lots.
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Jockey Mario Pino moved ahead of Hall of Famer Eddie Delahoussaye for 13th on the all-time win list when he guided 13-1 shot Torcello to victory in the second race at Laurel Park in Maryland Nov. 17.
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Canadian Frontier, sire of New York grade I winners Hilda's Passion and No Such Word, will stand in 2012 for $3,500 at Brett Brinkman's LeMesa Stallions near Carencro, La.
Led by grade I winner Drill, a trio of California juveniles will invade Louisiana for the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III), a race that will give the winner plenty of earnings heading into next year's Triple Crown.
West Virginia's two Thoroughbred tracks have been approved for a combined 445 racing programs in 2012.
Midday, a two-time English champion and winner of the 2009 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), has been retired from racing to became a broodmare.
Owners of yearlings and 2-year-olds that have yet to be registered can avoid higher fees if the registration is application is submitted prior to Dec. 31, according to The Jockey Club.
The Massachusetts legislature Nov. 16 passed a bill authorizing casinos in the state, and Gov. Deval Patrick is expected to sign it.
Thoroughbred racehorses have to run a pretty fast race to keep up with the money spent to get them to the track, according to a new study by Australian researchers. But it turns out that, at least up to a certain point, buyers are getting the value they're paying for--although it's still a great risk.
Chewin' the Fat is Australia's newest horse racing show. Emirate's stakes day preview.
Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) infections are common in horses throughout the world and cause significant economic losses to the equine industry through respiratory disease, abortion, neonatal death, and myeloencephalopathy (the neurologic form).
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A bitter dispute between two Thoroughbred owners' groups in California has apparently come to an end after the organizations reached an agreement with the California Horse Racing Board.
Hollywood Hit, Canada's defending champion sprinter, will try for his third stakes win this year as he takes on five rivals in the Kennedy Road Stakes (Can-III) over Woodbine's synthetic surface Saturday, Nov. 19.
For the second day in a row, the Keeneland November breeding stock sale saw its key statistics decline during the penultimate session Nov. 16 in Lexington.
Jay Em Ess Stable's Redeemed, winner of the Oct. 16 Oklahoma Derby, is the 7-5 morning-line favorite for the Nov. 19 Discovery Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct.
Lenny and Steve examine the Breeders' Cup, end of the year honors and Steve talks about a possible Stamina trend connected to the Belmont Stakes. watch video
As Gretna Racing heads toward its Dec. 1 opening of Florida's first pari-mutuel barrel racing meet, issues including the wagering format and a Quarter Horse industry group's administrative challenge.
The Kentucky General Assembly probably will consider legislation in 2012 that taxes bets made by Kentucky residents through advance deposit wagering systems to bolster the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund.
Flat Out, a two-time graded stakes winner this year, will run in the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) his connections said Nov. 16.
An Exceed and Excel colt topped the second session of the Goffs November foal sale, bringing â‚¬90,000 ($122,201 in U.S. funds). Julie Wood purchased the chestnut weanling from Oghill House Stud Nov. 16 in Ireland.
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