Concerned that Keeneland would seal the main track as rain began to fall early Oct. 24, trainer Todd Pletcher went ahead and sent Stopchargingmaria to the track for a "super" breeze.
Churchill Downs is in the process of preparing an application to host the Breeders' Cup World Championships in 2018, the next open year in the rotation, an official at the Kentucky racetrack said Oct. 23.
Under Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith just as the sun peeked over the horizon, 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) contender Songbird breezed four furlongs in :47 2/5.
Big Chief Racing's Exaggerator, pointed to the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), worked earlier than planned the morning of Oct. 24 at Keeneland, but it paid off, according to trainer Keith Desormeaux.
From 2011 through 2013, Maryland lost three of its four OTBs. Now the Maryland Jockey Club hopes to have five to six OTBs running by 2017.
Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) contenders Private Zone and Limousine Liberal get in their final works Oct. 24 over a wet track at Keeneland.
Tonalist, under jockey John Velazquez, worked five furlongs in 1:01 at Belmont Park Oct. 24 in his final work before the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Keeneland.
Trainer Larry Jones discusses Oct. 24 work of Distaff contender I'm a Chatterbox. Watch Video
Trainer Larry Jones discusses Oct. 24 work of Distaff contender I'm a Chatterbox.
Hronis Racing's Hard Aces has benefited from a West Coast racing lineup without Shared Belief or California Chrome, but will take his shot in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) nonetheless. acquiring
Frosted fired a half-mile bullet in :47 at Greentree Training Center near Saratoga Race Course and will arrive at Keeneland the morning of Oct. 27.
Three Chimneys has acquired a majority interest grade I-placed stakes winner Fast Anna, a son of Medaglia d'Oro out of champion Dreaming of Anna who will take up stud duty in 2016.
A proven star on the track, Reddam Racing's undefeated Nyquist got the full star treatment Oct. 23 at Santa Anita Park, with the track all to himself and a workmate for his final breeze in preparation for Breeders' Cup.
Untapable was a dominating winner of the 2014 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) but has underwhelmed thus far this season. She gets a chance at redemption when she goes for a Distaff repeat Oct. 30.
Fasig-Tipton has added five more supplemental entries to the catalog for its November sale, to be held Nov. 1 in Lexington.
Beholder, wearing earmuffs to block noise, schools in the Keeneland paddock on October 23, 2015. Watch Video
Lael Stables' Ageless will not run in next Saturday's $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), trainer Arnaud Delacour said Oct. 23.
Beholder, wearing earmuffs to block noise, schools in the Keeneland paddock on October 23, 2015.
Short-priced favorite Chautauqua roared from last and won the lucrative Manikato Stakes (Aus-I) Oct. 23 at Moonee Valley's night meeting, stamping himself one of Australia's top sprinters.
Empire Maker has returned to what appears somewhat of a transitional time in the U.S. stallion colony.
With one week go before the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland Race Course, trainer Todd Pletcher is confident in how his large contingent of hopefuls is coming into their respective races.
Legislation authorizing advance deposit wagering is on the wish list for a group of racing industry stakeholders in West Virginia, according to a report that was approved by a committee.
Todd Pletcher discusses the October 23 works from his Breeders' Cup contenders including Sweet Whiskey, Red Rifle, Dame Dorothy, and Rachel's Valentina. Watch Video
The order wasn't especially demanding for The Pizza Man Oct. 23, as the Arlington Million (gr. IT) winner cruised through an easy breeze on the Churchill Downs turf in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT)
Todd Pletcher discusses the October 23 works from his Breeders' Cup contenders including Sweet Whiskey, Red Rifle, Dame Dorothy, and Rachel's Valentina.
Four contenders for the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) turned in solid works the morning of Oct. 23 at Keeneland, which will host the World Championships Oct. 30-31.
G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender Frivolous turned in her final work for the Oct. 30 test when she breezed five furlongs in :59 4/5 under trainer Vicki Oliver at Keeneland.
While Tepin didn't blaze in her final workout before facing males in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), trainer Mark Casse was pleased with the 4-year-old filly's half-mile breeze Oct. 23 at Churchill Downs.
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Ian Tapp recaps the October Yearling Sale and compares to the 2014 sale results. Listen to thoughts by Freddy Seitz, Frankie O'Connor and Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency watch video
Breeders' Cup officials announced one change to the pre-entered fields of the $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Sprint and the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Ian Tapp recaps the October Yearling Sale and compares to the 2014 sale results. Listen to thoughts by Freddy Seitz, Frankie O'Connor and Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency
Experience could be crucial in the $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes down Santa Anita Park's signature hillside turf course Oct. 22, and Harris Farms' Velvet Mesquite has had the most success traveling down the hill.
Led by a $410,000 Tapit colt, Fasig-Tipton's expanded October sale ended with slightly lower gross and average and an 18.9% drop in median amid consignors' concerns over broader yearling market polarization.
Racetrack and casino owner Penn National Gaming Inc. reports third quarter financials better than guidance offered earlier this year.
Coming off his breakthrough score in the Del Mar Derby Stakes (gr. IIT) Sept. 6, K.B. Sareen's Om figures to be the one to beat in the $200,000 Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) Oct. 24 at Santa Anita Park.
In spending nearly his entire life around horses, trainer Victor Garcia has learned the importance of patience -- and that quality proved important when Smooth Roller arrived in his stable.
The California Horse Racing Board took steps toward new guidelines for medication violators, during its Oct. 22 meeting at Santa Anita Park that would prevent those violators from transferring horses to their employees.
Claire Novak, Tom LaMarra, and special guest Ellis Starr preview the probable field for the Breeders' Cup Classic. Sponsored by Equibase watch video
Follow international model Esther de Jong's journey as we learn about the Keeneland Yearling Sale in episode three of this original ABRFilms four-episode series. Watch Video
J. Keeler Johnson analyzes the 2015 Breeders' Cup pre-entries. read blog
Gainesway Farm has purchcased a partial interest in 2014 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Karakontie from the Niarchos family, it was announced Oct. 22. A stud fee will be announced following the Breeders' Cup.
The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association was recognized by the Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership.
Follow international model Esther de Jong's journey as we learn about the Keeneland Yearling Sale in episode three of this original ABRFilms four-episode series. Learn more at www.AmericasBestRacing.net
Lady Shipman, who has never been worse than third in 11 starts, breezed five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 the morning of Oct. 22 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT).
Darrel McHargue, the Eclipse Award-winning jockey who began a new career as a racing official in 1988, was appointed Oct. 22 by the California Horse Racing Board to the newly created position of chief steward.
It was a typically busy morning for the Todd Pletcher stable as racing's all-time leading money-earner breezed five Breeders' Cup hopefuls at Keeneland Oct. 22.
Claire Novak, Tom LaMarra, and special guest Ellis Starr preview the probable field for the Breeders' Cup Classic. Sponsored by Equibase Review the Breeders' Cup pre-entries here.
Summer Front, a multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire by leading sire War Front, has been retired to Brereton and Elizabeth Jones' Airdrie Stud.
Jockey Julien Leparoux was pleased with the Oct. 22 workout of Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender Salama, the Peru-based filly who earned an automatic berth to the race. Yahilwa and Warren's Veneda also worked.
Owner B. Wayne Hughes talks about his extraordinary star. read blog
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