Reduced stud fees lead to better percentages during '11 yearling sale season.
Coil, winner of the Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I), worked a mile in 1:38 4/5 at Santa Anita Sept. 20.
Guest blogger/photographer Mathea Kelley returns with another update on Zenyatta. read blog
Valkyre Stud owner co-breeds, then sells filly by Bernardini for $1.2 million. read blog
Jon and Joel discuss the Garden City Stakes, Goldikova, and reveal the BC Mile Top 5. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. watch video
The same energy and competitive spirit can be felt in the auction pavilion, as on the racetrack. read blog
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Sept. 20 that Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., has earned re-accreditation from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance.
Citing increased numbers of patrons attracted by Instant Racing, Kentucky Downs reported live on-track handle for its four-day all-turf meet increased 2.9% to total $313,614.
Steve Haskin recalls the 3-year-olds of 1969 read blog
Jon and Joel discuss the Garden City Stakes, Goldikova, and reveal the BC Mile Top 5. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.
Every year horse owners Cathy and Glenn Price log many miles on equestrian trails that wind through state parks in Kentucky, Tennessee, and throughout the Midwest. And their horses have the travel documents to prove it.
Any questions about whether the Keeneland September yearling sale would have staying power beyond the first week were answered Sept. 19 when the auction's receipts went beyond the entire 2010 sale gross.
Two-time grade I winner General Quarters tops the list of probable starters for the $200,000 WinStar Kentucky Cup (gr. II) at Turfway Park Sept. 24.
Fasig-Tipton will conduct its Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training next year later than usual. The auction is scheduled for March 26 at the Palm Meadows Training Center near Boynton Beach.
Awesome Again, who underwent colic surgery Sept. 13 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, arrived back at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Kentucky near Paris, Ky., Sept. 19.
Undefeated Black Caviar was named Australian Racehorse of the Year during a Sept. 17 awards ceremony. The mare has won all 13 of her starts, including six group I events.
In her first workout since defeating males in the Woodward Stakes (gr. I), Havre de Grace breezed five furlongs in 1:01 4/5 at Delaware Park Sept. 19.
Keeneland September yearling sale shows continued strength during its seventh session with 35.9% rise in gross, 37.8% in average, and 26.5% in median over 2010 figures.
Let's be honest, this year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) needs a boost, especially with Zenyattamania and even a double dose of Curlin still fresh in everyone's mind. read blog
Odds-on choice Unbridled Humor opened up a big lead in the stretch of the $100,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (gr. IIIT) and held on comfortably to register her fifth win in six lifetime starts Sept. 18 on the Belmont Park turf.
In a heart-pounding finish to the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT), Turallure, a son of 2003 Canadian Triple Crown winner Wando, got up at the wire in his Woodbine debut Sept. 18.
British invader Wigmore Hall, guided patiently by jockey Jamie Spencer through an opening along the inside, went on to win the Northern Dancer Turf Presented by Vtech (Can-IT) on the Woodbine turf Sept. 18.
Never Retreat picked up her second grade II win of the season on the Woodbine turf when she outlasted a deep field to capture the Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 18.
Grade I winners Royal Delta and Winchester work five furlongs at Belmont Park.
Trappe Shot continued preparations for the Oct. 1 Vosburgh Invitational (gr. I) with a breeze Sept. 17, working in company with stablemate Rattlesnake Bridge. The tandem was clocked in :49.90 for the four-furlong distance.
Mike Repole's dynamic duo both drill over Belmont Park's main track for trainer Todd Pletcher.
Graded stakes-placed Mondavi sired his first winner when his 2-year-old daughter Woodys Night Watch scored at Hoosier Park Sept. 15.
Trainer Wesley A. Ward reached the 1,000 mark by number of winners when he sent out Cozy Kitten to win the sixth race at Kentucky Downs Sept. 17.
R. Larry Johnson, who began racing horses for $2,000 purses at Charles Town Races in the mid-1970s, more than stepped it up a notch Sept. 17 when his homebred Strike the Moon won the $400,000 Charles Town Oaks.
Grade I filly has now earned almost $700,000. More Information
Book Three of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale opened with significant improvement in all key indices over 2010 figures, with the gross rising 24%.
Favored Marketing Mix bettered 13 sophomore filly rivals to comfortably register her first graded stakes win in the $100,000 Pucker Up (gr. IIIT) on the Arlington Park turf course Sept. 17.
Woodbine-based Stormy Lord ventured to Philadelphia for the $250,000 PTHA President's Cup and produced a 9-1 upset for trainer Ian Black Sept. 17 on a yielding turf course at Parx Racing.
This may be just the beginning for Finale, who earned a starting slot in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) with a three-quarters of a length win in the Summer Stakes Presented by TVG (Can-IIIT) on the Woodbine lawn.
Behind a wall of horses with nowhere to go, Winter Memories somehow found a way out, passing the entire field inside the sixteenth pole to win the Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) in unbelievable fashion Sept. 17 at Belmont Park.
Northern Passion, one of four starters for trainer Mark Casse, ran down Dayatthespa in mid-stretch and went on to take the $235,100 Natalma Stakes (Can-IIIT) by 1 1/4 lengths Sept. 17 at Woodbine.
Trainer Joe Woodard, second in the nation in victories this year, was ordered to remove his horses from Turfway Park after he scratched six horses entered Sept. 16 with about 30 minutes to post time for the first race.
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux popped the gate and never looked back en route to his 17th consecutive victory Sept. 16 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
Auction company executives had planned to meet Sept. 16 in Lexington to discuss an animal-rights group's call for changes at 2-year-olds in training sales.
Larry Jones, who usually remains at Delaware Park through the end of its live racing meet, is moving his stable to Keeneland in preparation for the Lexington, Ky., racetrack's fall meet.
Jason Wilson, vice president-business development for The Jockey Club, will review the recent study conducted by McKinsey & Co. on the Thoroughbred racing industry at the 19th annual International Simulcast Conference.
Three stallions who previously stood at Ghost Ridge Farms, including Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Smarty Jones, will stand the 2012 Northern Hemisphere breeding season at Northview PA.
Royal Delta could meet Havre de Grace in Oct. 1 Beldame. read blog
Keeneland boosted the purses of two Breeders' Cup prep races that are part of its Oct. 7-9 FallStars Weekend, it announced Sept. 16.
Prospective Monmouth Park lessee Morris Bailey and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority continue negotiating a deal that apparently has hit a snag.
A trio of graded stakes winners headline a field of 10 3-year-old fillies in $400,000 Charles Town Oaks Sept. 17 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
After years of steady reductions, Ohio's seven racetracks have applied for 694 dates in 2012, only seven fewer than were applied for this year.
Jon and Joel recap the Super Derby, and reveal the Dirt Mile Top 5. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
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