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  • Valadorna and Brian Hernandez Jr. gallop home to a 3 1/2-length victory in the Tiffany Lass Stakes

    Valadorna an Easy Winner in Tiffany Lass

    Stonestreet Stables' homebred Valadorna coasted home an easy winner in the $50,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Dec. 26. The win was the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old daughter of Curlin, who is grade 1-placed. 

  • Handle, Purses, Field Size Up at Remington Park

    Remington Park reported increases in handle, average field size, and purses during its 2017 Thoroughbred season that concluded Dec. 17. Springboard Mile Day was the second-largest betting day in the Oklahoma City racetrack's history.

  • Koji Maeda campaigns Gendarme, a Kentucky-bred son of Kitten's Joy

    Kitten's Joy Colt Gendarme in Japan's Hopeful Stakes

    The final grade 1 event of the Japanese season, the Hopeful Stakes at Nakayama Dec. 28, is a 2,000-meter test for 2-year-old prospects for the 2018 Classics that has attracted Gendarme, by Kitten's Joy; and Lucas, a full brother to Maurice.

  • Kitasan Black wins the 2017 Arima Kinen

    Kitasan Black Goes Out a Winner in Arima Kinen

    In the final start of his stellar career, Kitasan Black (JPN) led from the first strides, was in control all the way, and won the Arima Kinen (G1) by a comfortable 1 1/2 lengths Dec. 24 to the delight of a roaring Nakayama Racecourse crowd.

  • Do Share pulls off a narrow win in the Gravesend Stakes

    Do Share Surges to Gravesend Score

    Racing back in just a little over a week since his win in an optional-claiming allowance race, Do Share rallied from fifth to take the Dec. 23 $100,000 Gravesend Stakes by a half-length over Life in Shambles at Aqueduct Racetrack. 

  • Zanotti wins the Queens County Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack over Alex the Terror and Kurilov

    Zanotti Rallies to 38-1 Queens County Upset

    Ten Strike Racing's Zanotti shipped outside Parx Racing for the first time and found a sloppy Aqueduct Racetrack to his liking as the Gio Ponti gelding rallied on the outside to post a neck victory in the Queens County Stakes at 38-1 odds.

  • Since relocating to Fair Grounds, Aubrie Green has ridden seven winners

    Leap of Faith Pays Off for Jockey Aubrie Green

    Jockey Aubrie Green took a leap of faith when she decided to ride full-time at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the winter and it has proven to be a good decision as the native of Boise, Idaho has been competitive on the circuit.

  • NYTHA president Joseph Appelbaum said workers' compensation is the biggest issue facing New York horsemen

    New York Examines Workers' Comp Options for Riders

    Rising workers' compensation costs for a jockey injury protection fund in New York could be sharply slowed or even reduced under a series of ideas in intensifying discussions among Thoroughbred interests, insurers, and state regulators.

  • Larry Conley, Dick Enberg, and Tom Hammonds at Keeneland in October 2016

    Broadcaster Enberg Dies at 82

    Beloved broadcaster Dick Enberg, who called the first seven editions of the Breeders' Cup, died Dec. 21 at his home in La Jolla, Calif., reported a number of news outlets. He was 82.

  • Trainer Ron Ellis

    CHRB Rejects Ron Ellis' Settlement Proposal

    The California Horse Racing Board announced Dec. 22 that it has rejected the settlement offer made by the attorneys for trainer Ron Ellis, regarding his sanctions over the drug violation in Masochistic from the 2016 Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1).

  • San Luis Rey Training Center was decimated by a fire Dec. 7

    CHRB Identifies Horses Dead From San Luis Rey Fire

    The California Horse Racing Board Dec. 22 released a list of horses "that have been either positively identified or reported as missing and presumed to be among those that perished" in the devastating fire that hit San Luis Rey Training Center.

  • Collected gallops in the early morning at Del Mar

    Collected to Prep for Pegasus in San Antonio

    Collected should get another shot at Gun Runner in the Jan. 27 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park, but first comes the Dec. 26 prep at Santa Anita Park, in the $300,000 San Antonio Stakes (G2).

  • The planned location of a new hockey arena at Belmont Park, close to the Belmont Long Island Rail Road station

    Horsemen All Aboard Improved Belmont Train Stop

    The new head of the group representing owners and trainers at New York Racing Association tracks says the plan to relocate the NHL's New York Islanders to Belmont Park could boost interest in Thoroughbred horse racing.

  • Dan Rosenberg

    TCA to Honor Dan Rosenberg and CTA

    Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Dan Rosenberg with the Allaire du Pont Leadership Award and Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare with the Ellen and Herb Moelis Industry Service Award at the 28th annual Stallion Season Auction & Celebration.

  • The Jockey Club Registry Publishes Released Names

    The Jockey Club published a list of more than 42,000 names released from active use, the majority of which are for horses that are more than 10 years old and which have been inactive for at least five years

  • San Luis Rey Downs - December 13, 2017

    Woodbine Donates to Assist San Luis Rey Victims

    Woodbine Entertainment announced Dec. 21 a donation of $10,000 USD to the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) to assist those impacted by the tragic Lilac Fire at San Luis Rey Downs Training Center in Bonsall, California.

  • Yutaka Take accepts the Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit

    Take Receives Longines, IFHA Award of Merit

    Yutaka Take, one of the most successful jockeys of his time, accepted the Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit Dec. 21 in a ceremony held in Tokyo ahead of the running of the grade 1 Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix).

  • Alex Waldrop

    NTRA: Tax Bill Benefits Owners, Breeders, Horseplayers

    The Tax Bill cleared by Congress for President Trump's signature contains a number of provisions beneficial to horse breeders and owners, according to an initial assessment by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

  • Graded stakes winner X Y Jet is set to return from a 13-month layoff in the Mr. Prospector Stakes (G3)

    X Y Jet Set for Takeoff in Mr. Prospector

    Multiple graded stakes winner X Y Jet is slated for a return to action from a 13-month layoff in the Dec. 23 $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park, seeking to recapture the form that fueled a five-race winning streak.

  • Ron Ellis is seeking a settlement agreement regarding his sanctions for the drug positive in 2016 Breeders' Cup Sprint runner Masochistic

    Ron Ellis Seeks Settlement for Drug Sanctions

    In an attempt to prevent the disbandment of his stable, lawyers for trainer Ron Ellis have proposed a settlement agreement to the CHRB regarding his sanctions for the drug positive in Masochistic from the 2016 Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1).

  • An artist's rendering of the planned entertainment complex at Belmont Park

    NYRA Plans Belmont Changes to Target Potential Fans

    New York Racing Association officials are ready to move forward with their own renovation plans as they target potential new fans drawn by the construction of a new stadium for the New York Islanders and an entertainment complex at Belmont Park.

  • An artist's rendering of the planned hockey arena at Belmont Park

    Governor Outlines Plans for Arena at Belmont Park

    Outlining a plan that the New York Racing Association sees as potentially attracting new fans to racing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Dec. 20 announced a development project on the Belmont Park grounds that will feature an 18,000-seat hockey arena.

  • Cozmic One and Isabela de Sousa

    Cozmic One Begins New Off-Track Career

    Cozmic One, a son of Bernardini out of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, only made $5,770 in five starts but he could make up for that when he competes in the $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover Oct. 4-7, 2018 at the Kentucky Horse Park.