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  • Keen Ice wins the Suburban at Belmont Park July 8

    Grade 1 Winner Keen Ice Retired From Racing

    Grade 1 winner Keen Ice has been retired from racing after he "wrenched his right ankle" during training in preparation for a start in the upcoming Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), according to a news release issued by owner Donegal Racing.

  • Cupid takes the Harry F. Brubaker Stakes at Del Mar

    Cupid to Stand at Ashford Stud

    Grade 1 winner Cupid, a son of Tapit who is scheduled to make his next start in the Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1), will retire to Ashford Stud for the 2018 breeding season, the farm announced Oct. 26.

  • Seymourdini returns to graded stakes company in Belmont's Bold Ruler Handicap (G3)

    Bold Ruler Stacked; Miss Sky Warrior Returns

    A pair of grade 3 stakes Oct. 28 at Belmont Park hold plenty of intrigue. The seven-furlong Bold Ruler Handicap is deep and wide while the 1 1/16-mile Turnback the Alarm Handicap features the return of Miss Sky Warrior.

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    OTTB Honored for Police Work, Community Service

    Although racing wasn't Valor's strong suit, the former runner found his niche as a police mount and recently earned the 2017 Thoroughbred Incentive Program Thoroughbred of the Year award for his work.

  • 2017 Fasig-Tipton October Sale Recap Day 3

    Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale Recap Day 3

    Claire Novak recaps day 3 of the Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale, including comments from Chris Baccari, Donato Lanni and Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • A week could be added to the 2018 late-summer meet at Golden Gate Fields under a proposal from the California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee

    CHRB Committee Recommends Changes to NorCal Race Dates

    Although radical changes were suggested for Northern California's 2018 racing schedule, the California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee members only suggested minor modifications to the schedule for the full board to consider Oct. 26.

  • Neolithic gallops Oct. 25 at Keeneland

    Neolithic Targets Elusive Stakes Win in Fayette

    After facing Arrogate or Gun Runner or both in his past three stakes tries, Neolithic will take a break from those accomplished rivals when he tries to nail down his first stakes win in the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette Stakes (G2) Oct. 28 at Keeneland.

  • A Sky Mesa colt consigned as Hip 886 sells for $270,000 at Fasig-Tipton

    Heavenly Love's Half Brother to Farmer for $270,000

    On Oct. 6, Mark Casse-trained Heavenly Love won the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (G1) for Debby Oxley. Nineteen days later, Casse signed the sales ticket on the Malibu Moon filly's half brother for $270,000 on behalf of Kentucky owner Tracy Farmer.

  • Poker Dave (left) and Winning Dubai at Stone Ridge Farm in Ocala

    Seven Puerto Rico Horses Retired Stateside

    Seven of the eight Puerto Rican racehorses who were recently retired after Hurricane Maria hit the island Sept. 20 have made the journey back to the contiguous United States safely, according to Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare's Shelley Blodgett.

  • Hoppertunity is set to make his first start since returning from Dubai

    Hoppertunity Returns in Comma to the Top

    Last seen finishing sixth, 10 3/4 lengths behind stablemate Arrogate, in the March 25 Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), multiple grade 1 winner Hoppertunity is set to return to racing Oct. 28 in the Comma to the Top Stakes.

  • Pace the Key to an Oscar Performance

    Now that Brian Lynch has decided to forge ahead to the Breeders' Cup Turf with Oscar Performance, he has to figure out how to beat the Euros and the American older horses going a mile and a half.

  • 2017 Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale

    Five to Watch at Fasig-Tipton October Sale

    Three colts and two fillies are among the horses to watch during the Oct. 26 fourth and final session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale, based on observations from buyers and consignors.

  • Hip 736, a colt by Medaglia d’Oro out of Broadway Gold, brought $700,000 during the Oct. 25 third session of the Fasig-Tipton October sale

    Casse Strikes Early to Get Colt for $700,000

    Acting on behalf of a partnership group, trainer Mark Casse went to $700,000 to buy a Medaglia d'Oro colt early during the Oct. 25 penultimate session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale, becoming the top-priced individual at the sale.

  • Breeders' Cup Race Order Announced

    The Breeders' Cup announced Oct. 25 the official order of races and guaranteed multi-race wagering pools for the 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 at Del Mar.

  • Remembering an Oasis Among New York City OTBs

    The Playwright was, to most who wandered in off of West 35th Street, a typical midtown Irish pub. But it had a secret identity. It was one of the few NYC OTBs that happened to be housed in an actual food and beverage establishment.

  • What's Going On Here: Something's Missing

    The big preps for this year’s Breeders’ Cup have come and gone. Yet, the three biggest names for the upcoming World Championships were conspicuously missing…and missing not just from races in October—but since Labor Day.

  • Kitasan Black (JPN) wins the 2017 Tenno Sho Spring (G1)

    Kitasan Black Faces Tough Field in Tenno Sho (Autumn)

    Japan's reigning Horse of the Year, Kitasan Black (JPN), starts his race toward retirement in the Tenno Sho (Autumn) (G1) at Tokyo Racecourse Oct. 29—a 2,000-meter test where all but a handful of the nominees also are winners of graded stakes.

  • Hip 383, a Medaglia d'Oro half brother to Miss Ella, brought $250,000

    Wilsons Acquire Well-Related Medaglia d'Oro Colt

    A Medaglia d'Oro colt who is a half brother to multiple graded stakes winner Miss Ella was one of the stars during the Oct. 24 second session of the Fasig-Tipton October sale when bought by David and Holly Wilson for $250,000.

  • Miss Sunset with Julien Leparoux wins the Lexus Raven Run (G2) at Keeneland.Oct. 21, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky.

    The Week in Photos 10/24/2017

    Raven Run, QIPCO Champion, QIPCO Fillies & Mares, prix Royal-Oak, Caulfield Cup, Kikka Sho, Rodd and Riddle Dowager, Sycamore, Pin Oak Valley View, and more.

  • ABR Wired: Marianne Barnes

    ABR Wired: Master Distiller Marianne Barnes

    Horse farms, bourbon, and racing: It doesn't get much more Kentucky than that! Spend a day with Castle & Key Distillery's Marianne Barnes, the first female master distiller in the state since prohibition, as she visits farms and facilities on a tour.

  • Hip 506 is an Into Mischief half brother to grade 2 winner Kobe's Back

    Frommer Acquires Colt With 'Stallion's Pedigree'

    Like many pinhookers, Cary Frommer and partners are buying at the top of a polarized market with the hope they will be selling at the top of the 2-year-old market next spring, and she hopes an Into Mischief colt bought for $270,000 fits the bill.

  • 2017 Fasig-Tipton October Sale Recap Day 1

    Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale Recap Day 1

    Claire Novak recaps the day 1 of the Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale, including comments from Tommy Eastham of Legacy Bloodstock, Samantha Siegel of Jay Em Ess Stable, and Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.

  • Hip 131, a Tapit filly out of Raffishing Look, sold for $250,000

    Crow Thrilled to Get Tapit Filly for $250,000

    Liz Crow, acting on behalf of Mathis Stables, was pleased she was able to acquire a chestnut daughter of leading sire Tapit for $250,000 Oct. 23 during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton October fall yearling sale.

  • Hip 96, a Ghostzapper filly, sells for $275,000

    Ghostzapper Filly Landed in Good Spot at Fasig-Tipton

    A Ghostzapper filly initially pointed toward to an August sale lit up the bid board during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton October fall yearling sale Oct. 23, bringing a final bid of $275,000 from Samantha Siegel's Jay Em Ess Stable.

  • ABR Wired: An Afternoon at Keeneland with Nexus Racing Club

    ABR Wired: An Afternoon with Nexus Racing Club

    Dare Sutton and Sam Bussanich, co-founders along with Sophie Shore of Nexus Racing Club, gave America’s Best Racing a behind-the-scenes tour of a day at the races at Keeneland.

  • Trainer Gary Patrick's Sashenka gives him win 2,000

    Trainer Patrick Celebrates 2,000 Wins

    Pure Justice won the $75,000 Emerald Necklace Stakes Oct. 21 at JACK Thistledown Racino, giving trainer Gary Patrick career win 2001. Two races earlier, his 4-year-old filly Sashenka won the sixth race for the milestone 2,000th victory.