Two Hearts Farm and Don Janes' Fioretti, winner of Keeneland's Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) on Oct. 3 in her most recent start, worked five furlongs Oct. 21 at The Thoroughbred Center north of Lexington.
Twenty-four runners will be shipping directly from Europe for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Kaleem Shah's two-time grade I winner Dortmund is scheduled to make his first start since his Triple Crown bid in the $70,000 Big Bear Stakes Oct. 24 at Santa Anita Park.
- By Steve Haskin
It was 15 years ago when Richard Mandella actually thought about leaving California and moving East. Obviously, that didn't last very long. read blog
NYRA president Christopher Kay, whose contract extension was announced Oct. 21, said the organization most likely will experience an increase in profit this year exclusive of revenue from video lottery terminals.
Harold Queen's multiple grade I winner Sheer Drama breezed five furlongs over Gulfstream Park's main track Oct. 21, her final work for the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Keeneland.
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The Breeders' Cup has announced the official order of races, and guaranteed multi-race wagering pools, for the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 30-31 at Keeneland.
Apprentice jockey David Lopez, out since June 6 with a back injury, will return to competition Oct. 22, opening day for Golden Gate Fields' 32-day fall meet.
James McIngvale's grade I winner Runhappy continued to show his affinity for the main track at Keeneland Oct. 21, zipping six furlongs in 1:09 4/5 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).
Conquest Stables' Conquest Daddyo turned in a solid work Oct. 21 at Keeneland, gearing up for a run in the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT).
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The champion racemare takes in her new surroundings at Keeneland Oct. 21. watch video
The champion racemare takes in her new surroundings at Keeneland Oct. 21.
Champion racemare Beholder is feeling better Oct. 21 after a mild fever. Watch her graze at Keeneland with trainer Richard Mandella.
After being treated with antibiotics the 5-year-old racemare was bright and alert with her temperature back to normal again. She could train Oct. 22 or 23 at Keeneland.
- By Ian Tapp
Ian Tapp talks how colts topped the day and provides numbers from session 2. Listen to thoughts from Clark Shepherd and Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency watch video
The connections of Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) contender Taris are drawing a line through her last race and hoping her true talent shines Oct. 31 in Kentucky.
Ian Tapp explains about how colts topped the day and provides numbers from session 2 of the Fasig-Tipton October Sale. Listen to thoughts from Clark Shepherd and Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency
In what is expected to be his second-last workout before the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), American Pharoah completed six furlongs in 1:10 4/5 Oct. 20 at Santa Anita Park.
The $8.8 million, state-of-the-art clinic will be about two miles from Indiana Grand Racing and Casino.
Led by $250,000 colts by Candy Ride and Street Boss, Fasig-Tipton's October sale saw average price strengthen at its second session, but many consignors lament polarization, lack of mid-level buyers in 2015 yearling market.
- By Frank Angst
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As a pioneer in air horse transport and a passionate Thoroughbred owner and breeder, there were few waking moments Dave Clark didn't spend thinking about horses.
Cee's Tizzy, sire of two-time Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner and successful sire Tiznow, has died at age 28, reports Harris Farms.
Anne and Etienne Drionne's Coulonces Consignment sold the day's highest-priced yearling at the opening session of the Arqana October sale Oct. 20, an Oasis Dream colt to Voute Sales.
Thoroughbred Owners of California announced Oct. 20 that Nick Coukos has accepted the position of president.
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Mongolian Saturday, runner-up in the Woodford Stakes Presented by Keeneland Select (gr. IIIT), breezed three furlongs in :37 2/5 at Keeneland Race Course Oct. 20 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT).
Chasemore Farm's Mutatis Mutandis, pointing for the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT), and Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) contender Catch a Glimpse both worked at Keeneland Oct. 20.
Follow international model Esther de Jong's journey as Pink Cashmere arrives at Brookdale Farm in episode two of this original ABRFilms four-episode series. Learn more at www.AmericasBestRacing.net.
A spokesman for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission says an "object" found in a test barn at Keeneland that sparked an investigation is not something that would impact the outcome of a race.
Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding rights to Centennial Farms' Wicked Strong. The 4-year-old son of Hard Spun will stand at the farm in 2016 after a start in the Breeders' Cup.
The 5-year-old racemare's white blood cell count was only slightly elevated, and the 101.3 degree temperature she had in the early morning hours of her first day in Kentucky was likely caused by shipping.
Woodbine, Australia, Keeneland, Belmont, Finger Lakes, Remington, Santa Anita, and More. View Slideshow
Although winner Ageless is continuing to recover from an injury sustained in her dramatic victory in the Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes, the 6-year-old mare was pre-entered in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT)
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Champion racemare Beholder missed her first day of training for the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Keeneland Oct. 20, when she spiked a slight temperature after shipping from California to Kentucky Oct. 19.
Revisit highlights from the career of Beholder.
- By Ian Tapp
Ian Tapp reviews the numbers from the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale's opening session. Watch interviews with Dave Anderson, Mike Ryan, and Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. watch video
Ian Tapp reviews the numbers from the Fasig-Tipton October Sale of yearlings. Watch interviews with Dave Anderson, Mike Ryan and hear thoughts on the sale from Boyd Browning. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency
A $340,000 Scat Daddy filly from the family of Ashado was the top price in a polarized market at Fasig-Tipton's expanded October yearling sale, which saw a 35% buyback rate at the first of four sessions.
Host Lenny Shulman sits down with Breeders' Cup president and CEO Craig Fravel. Lenny also reflects on medication. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions
WinStar Farm Oct. 19 announced stud fees earlier than usual for the upcoming breeding season, and Pioneerof the Nile will stand for a minimum of $125,000, the highest on the farm's roster of 22 stallions.
It provided few details, but the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced Oct. 19 it is conducting an investigation into an object found in a test barn at Keeneland the previous day and is seeking the public's assistance.
Argentina-bred Ordak Dan has settled in well at his temporary home in the Keeneland stable area and is ready to face a tough field in the Breeders' Cup Longines Turf (gr. IT).
Valid Expectations, Texas' all-time leading stallion, has died at the age of 22. The son of Valid Appeal was retired from stud duty at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas in 2013 and had been pensioned in Kentucky.
Graded stakes winner Major Gain has been retired from racing and will stand the 2016 breeding season at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in New York.
Total and average pari-mutuel handle, as well as purses, were up slightly during the 81-day meet at Delaware Park that ended Oct. 17.
Grade I winner Competitive Edge has been retired and will launch his stallion career in 2016 at Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.
Tourist works at Keeneland October 19, 2015. Courtesy of Keeneland
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