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  • Freshman Sire Sageburg and a Bahamian Bounty

    France-based stallion Sageburg sired his first stakes winner from his first crop when his undefeated 2-year-old daughter Peace Burg squeezed out a narrow victory in the group III Prix d'Aumale over a mile at Chantilly.

  • Park Hill, Sceptre top second day of St Leger Festival

    The highlight on day two of the St Leger Festival, Ladies Day Thursday, is the Group 2 £80,000 Park Hill Stakes over an extended mile and six furlongs. The contest, sometimes referred to as the 'fillies' St Leger,' will see nine runners go to post headed by Sir Henry Cecil's impressive Group 3 Lillie Langtry Stakes scorer Wild Coco. The four-year-old will clash again with The Queen's Royal Ascot heroine Estimate and Hazel Lavery, trained by Charlie Hills, who were third and ninth, respectively, in the Lillie Langtry.

  • Hip 213, a colt by Giant's Causeway, was sold for $550,000 during the 2nd session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

    Giant's Causeway Colt Tops Early at Keeneland

    Maverick Racing went to $550,000 to acquire a Giant's Causeway colt from the Gainesway consignment, the highest price early during the Sept. 11 second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington.

  • OTTB Spotlight: Diamonds for Remi

    Remi Gunn has fallen on hard times in recent years--from the riding accident that left her paralyzed in 2003--to the financial struggles that almost claimed her farm.

  • Arlington 'Super Testing' Leads to Positives

    "Super testing" conducted early in this year's Arlington Park meet resulted in 26 positives for prednisone but found no evidence of other prohibited substances, according to the Illinois Racing Board.

  • Keeneland September Sale: Michael Hernon

    Gainesway Farm's Michael Hernon discusses the horses they sold from the select session and feedback from customers about the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

  • Keeneland September Yearling Sale: Walt Robertson

    Esther Marr asks Walt Robertson, Vice President of Sales for Keeneland, on how the select session went at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Sponsored by the Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Keeneland September Select Session Wrap

    Esther Marr talks about 5 horses who sold for over a million dollars and recaps the select session of the Keeneland September Sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Diego Saenz

    Saenz Repeats as Evangeline Leading Rider

    Diego Saenz, a 33-year-old Mexico native, chalked up his second consecutive rider title and the fourth in the past four years at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino at the recently concluded 84-night spring/summer meet.

  • Hip 94 by War Front out of Gold Vault, sold for $1,050,000 at the Keeneland September Sale.

    War Front Colt Sells for $1,050,000

    A half brother to multiple grade I winner Contested was sold for $1,050,000 during the Sept. 10 Keeneland September yearling sale. He is the third horse to bring a bid of seven figures during the opening session.

  • Evangeline Downs' 2012 Handle Rises

    Evangeline Downs' recently concluded spring/summer Thoroughbred season recorded solid numbers including increases in average nightly handle, average nightly on-track handle, and total on-track handle.

  • Zayat issues encouraging update on Paynter

    Grade 1 Haskell Invitational hero Paynter appears to be getting the upper hand in his battle against laminitis, owner <a target="_blank" href="">Ahmed Zayat</a> reported in an encouraging series of tweets on Monday. The star three-year-old has been hospitalized since August 26, initially with a critical case of colitis, followed by the complication of laminitis, but he has been making a remarkable recovery.

  • Cityscape sets sights on Woodbine Mile

    Juddmonte Farms' Cityscape, a British-bred son of Selkirk, will try to give his owner a second win in the Woodbine Mile when he goes postward Sunday in the Grade 1, C$1 million Breeders' Cup 'Win and You're In' event.&nbsp;

  • Keeneland September Yearling Sale: Taylor Made

    Esther Marr speaks with Frank Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency to preview their horses in the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • CHRB Files Complaint Against Flores

    The California Horse Racing Board has filed a complaint against apprentice jockey Eswan Flores, contending he tested positive for cocaine, according to a statement released by the regulatory agency.

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    O'Briens Discuss Camelot's Quest for History

    On the eve of undefeated Camelot's quest for the English Triple Crown when he goes to post in the Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I) at Doncaster Racecourse Sept. 15, the colt's father-son trainer-jockey team discuss the 3-year-old.

  • Game On Dude

    Countdown to the Cup: The Game's Afoot

    William Hill is dangling a carrot out there and is just daring American punters to go for it. And if you don't like carrots, just think of Game On Dude's 7-1 odds for the Breeders' Cup Classic as chocolate cake or pizza.

  • Rolling Fog and Rafael Bejarano take the Del Mar Futurity on closing day at Del Mar.

    Rolling Fog Wins Historic Del Mar Futurity

    Rolling Fog held sway over 8-5 favorite Know More in the Del Mar Futurity Sept. 5, giving trainer Bob Baffert a record 11th win in the closing-day feature and jockey Rafael Bejarano a record 13th stakes score at the meet.

  • A.P. Indy's Last Yearling Crop

    Esther Marr talks with Mt. Brilliant farm owner Greg Goodman and farm manager Jody Alexander, and Ted Voute of Clearsky Farm, about their A.P. Indy yearling fillies to be sold at the September Sale.

  • Second City Spoils Entry's Hopes in BC Derby

    Owner Glen Todd pulled out all the stops in an effort to claim his first British Columbia Derby with a three-horse entry that went off at 2-5 odds, but it wasn't enough to stop high-stepping Second City Sept. 9 at Hastings.

  • A.P. Indy's Last Yearling Crop

    Esther Marr talks with Mt. Brilliant farm owner Greg Goodman and farm manager Jody Alexander, and Ted Voute of Clearsky Farm, about their A.P. Indy yearling fillies to be sold at the September Sale. Mt. Brilliant Farm's A.P. Indy is Hip 198 and Clearsky Farm has Hip 91. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream Casino Reopens After Water Damage

    Gulfstream Park opened its second floor casino early on the evening of Sept. 9. The casino had been closed since Sept. 2 when a breach in a 13,000 gallon aquarium caused extensive water damage.

  • Keeneland September set to start with a bang

    Buyers from across the United States and around the world will converge upon Keeneland for the opening of its prestigious September Yearling Sale on Monday.

  • Hessonite wins the Swynford Stakes.
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    Hessonite, Lubash Take New York-Bred Stakes

    Hessonite registered a 5 1/4-length romp in the $150,000 John Hettinger Stakes and Lubash outlasted favored Compliance Officer in the $150,000 Ashley T. Cole Stakes, both for New York-breds, Sept. 9 at Belmont Park.

  • Gold Edge could face rematch with La Song at Keeneland

    Dolphus Morrison's Gold Edge, heroine of Saturday's Grade 3 Arlington-Washington Lassie at Chicago's northwest suburban oval, came out of her race in good order and was doing well Sunday morning, according to trainer Lon Wiggins.