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  • Brody's Cause

    Brody's Cause Retired to Spendthrift

    Brody's Cause, a grade I-winning 2- and 3-year-old by Giant's Causeway, has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2017 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm as the newest participant in the Share The Upside program.

  • Classic Empire scores in Claiborne Breeders' Futurity, one of 10 Keeneland sales grads to score grade I wins over the weekend.

    Keeneland Sales Feat: All 10 Grade I Stakes

    It may be unprecedented in the annals of Thoroughbred public auctions. Over the Oct. 7-10 weekend, all 10 grade I stakes contested in North America were won by horses that had either sold or been offered for sale at Keeneland in Lexington.

  • America's Best Racing Profiles Bernier

    America's Best Racing (ABR), a multimedia fan-development and awareness-building platform of The Jockey Club, today released a new video, "ABR Wired: Matt Bernier at Keeneland."  

  • Justin Casse

    Justin Casse Sharing Limelight With Brother

    Over Keeneland's FallStars Weekend of Oct. 7-9, Justin Casse shared the limelight with his older brother, trainer Mark Casse, as two horses he had either purchased or sold at auction won graded stakes.

  • Jim McKay on a racing broadcast for ABC.

    Legends: Jim McKay

    Jim McKay was a devoted friend to horse racing. For all of the major sports and events he covered, the one that was dearest to his heart was the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) contested at Pimlico Race Course in McKay's home state of Maryland.

  • Turf Paradise has $91 Million Impact on AZ

    A study, recently released by economist Dr. Margaret Ray of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia found that Turf Paradise Race Course generates an annual economic impact of $91 million to the state of Arizona.

  • Stewart Elliott aboard Gloryzapper after the L.A. Woman Stakes on Oct. 9

    Elliott Finds Niche in Southern California

    Jockey Stewart Elliott won his first race of the current Santa Anita Park meet Oct. 9 when he guided Ward 'n Jerry to a neck victory in the sixth race for trainer Mike Puype. It ended a string of 21 straight losses for the 51-year-old journeyman.

  • Heart to Heart wins the 2016 Knickerbocker Stakes.

    Heart to Heart Speeds to Knickerbocker Win

    Trainer Brian Lynch pre-race pegged Heart to Heart as the pacesetter in the $200,000 Knickerbocker and the son of English Channel jumped out to the front early in the Oct. 10 test and led all the way, easily holding off runner-up Jay Gatsby.

  • Lull won the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies Stakes on Sept. 3

    Lull Headlines Jessamine Stakes Field

    Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm's Lull, winner of the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies in her most recent start, heads a full field of 14 juvenile fillies entered for the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (gr. IIIT) Oct. 12.

  • The Pizza Man Aims for Second Woodbine GI Win

    Fresh off an impressive effort in the Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (Can-I) at Woodbine, 7-year-old The Pizza Man seeks back-to-back grade I scores, this time in $1 million Pattison Canadian International Oct. 16 at the Toronto racetrack.

  • Exaggerator after winning the grade I Haskell Invitational

    Exaggerator Retired

    The multiple grade I-winning son of Curlin now heads to WinStar. His stud fee will be announced at a later date.

  • TCA Sets Fund-Raiser With Team 'Chrome'

    Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today that it will host a fundraising event entitled "An Evening with Team California Chrome" on Wednesday, November 2 from 7-9 p.m. at Matt Denny's Ale House in Arcadia, Calif.

  • Slip the Cable won the West Virginia Breeders' Classic by 7 1/2 lengths

    Runco, Casey Big Winners at Charles Town

    Trainers Jeff Runco and James Casey and Charles Town Race Track emerged the big winners of the Oct. 8 West Virginia Classics, nine stakes races with total purses exceeding $1.1 million for horses bred in West Virginia.

  • Golden Hawk wins the 2016 Grey Stakes

    Golden Hawk Lands Woodbine's Grey Stakes

    Live Oak Plantation's homebred Golden Hawk remained undefeated in two starts and completed a sweep of Woodbine's 2-year-old stakes this weekend for trainer Mark Casse with a win in the Grey Stakes (Can-III) Oct. 9.

  • Keep Quiet rolls home to win the Dixiana Bourbon Stakes

    Keep Quiet Soars to Dixiana Bourbon Win

    Gary Barber's Keep Quiet rallied strongly down the inside and held off fast-finishing favorite Ticonderoga to win the $250,000 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 2-year-olds Oct. 9 at Keeneland.

  • The Brazen Mr. Burch

    What made Elliott Burch such a great trainer is the fact that his seemingly audacious moves usually worked, resulting in numerous championships and three Horse of the Year titles, as well as his own election into the Hall of Fame.

  • Lady Eli after winning the Flower Bowl Oct. 8 at Belmont Park

    Brown: 'Eli' Among All-Time Great Turf Mares

    Lady Eli's emerged in good order from her Oct. 9 victory in Belmont Park's Flower Bowl (gr. IT), the second start of her comeback from a long absence, in which she clinched a spot in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. I).

  • Classic Empire and Julien Leparoux take the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity

    Classic Empire in Breeders' Futurity Score

    John Oxley's Classic Empire was on his best behavior Oct. 8 at Keeneland, and the additional work his connections have done paid off with a victory in the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I).

  • Camelot Kitten outfinishes Beach Patrol to win the Hill Prince Stakes

    Hill Prince Trifecta for Trainer Brown

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred Camelot Kitten overcame a troubled start to nail Beach Patrol at the wire to lead a 1-2-3 finish for trainer Chad Brown in the $500,000 Hill Prince Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park Oct. 8.

  • Irish Jasper gave co-owner William S. Farish a coveted milestone win at the Lexington track

    'Jasper' Gives Farish Milestone at Keeneland

    Co-owner William S. Farish of Lane's End enjoyed a particularly memorable win Oct. 8 at Keeneland when Irish Jasper rallied up the rail to deny Stonetastic victory in the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II).

  • Lord Nelson dominates the Santa Anita Sprint Championship

    Lord Nelson Strikes Again at Santa Anita

    Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson continued his dominance in Southern California sprints Oct. 8 with a clear score in the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I), his final prep for the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • Photo Call leads Tepin home in the  First Lady

    Photo Call Upsets Tepin in First Lady

    Photo Call went winging her way out to the early lead in the $400,000 First Lady (gr. IT) Oct. 8 at Keeneland, opening a large margin and leaving champion Tepin with too much work to do in her title defense.

  • Mongolian Saturday (#12) holds on to win the Woodford

    Mongolian Saturday Takes Woodford

    Mongolian Saturday, the 4-1 favorite, won Keeneland's 5 1/2-furlong Woodford Presented by Keeneland Select Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 8; his first score since last year's TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT).

  • Pure Sensation comes through with the win in the Belmont Turf Sprint Invitational

    Pure Sensation Game in Belmont Turf Sprint

    Patricia Generazio's homebred Pure Sensation nipped pacesetter Power Alert (Aus) at the wire for a game head victory in the inaugural Belmont Turf Sprint Invitational over six furlongs in grass at Belmont Park Oct. 8.

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    Anchor Down Scorches Kelso Field

    Alto Racing’s 2-1 favorite Anchor Down zipped along on the front end and went gate to wire for an impressive two-length victory in the Kelso Handicap (gr. II), just missing the track record for the one-turn mile.

  • Churchill comes home strong to win the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes

    Churchill Comes Through for Dewhurst Win

    Coolmore and partners' Churchill extended his win streak to five Oct. 8 in the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I) for 2-year-olds at Newmarket as Aidan O'Brien-trained runners again dominated the finish in another top race.