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  • Daddys Lil Darling

    Daddys Lil Darling Draws Alcibiades Outside

    Normandy Farm's Daddys Lil Darling, winner of the Sept. 17 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) in her most recent start at Churchill Downs, headlines a field of 14 2-year-old fillies entered for the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (gr. I) at Keeneland Oct. 7.

  • TCA Essay: Lessons for a Lifetime

    Katelyn Read, of Los Gatos, Calif., wrote the winning essay for this year's Thoroughbred Charities of America essay contest.

  • Keeneland Fall Meet Special Events

    During the 2016 Fall Meet, Keeneland will present a number of special events that exemplify its philanthropic endeavors while creating opportunities to engage racegoers and showcase Thoroughbred racing.

  • I'm a Chatterbox breezes Oct. 4 at Keeneland.

    I'm a Chatterbox Breezes Toward Spinster

    Fletcher and Carolyn Gray’s multiple grade I winner I’m a Chatterbox breezed five furlongs in :59 over a fast main track at Keeneland Oct. 4 in preparation for the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I).

  • Louis Romanet, left, accepts the 2016 IFHA International Award of Merit on his family's behalf

    IFHA Award of Merit to Romanet Family

    The Romanet family, longtime leaders in French and international racing, was honored with the 2016 Longines and International Federation of Horseracing Authorities International Award of Merit as the culmination of the IFHA Conference Oct. 3.

  • Churchill Downs.

    Churchill Downs Handle Up Slightly

    All-sources and average daily handle increased 1.2% during the 11-day September meet at Churchill Downs that ended Oct. 2, according to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

  • Pretty City Dancer wins the 2016 Debutante Stakes.

    'Dancer' to Miss Alcibiades With Minor Injury

    Grade I winner Pretty City Dancer, a leading contender for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), will miss her planned start in the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 7 at Keeneland because of a minor ankle injury, trainer Mark Casse said.

  • 2016 Ack Ack Stakes winner Tom's Ready

    Tom's Ready Set for Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

    Tom's Ready was doing well Oct. 2, the morning after defeating champion sprinter Runhappy in the Ack Ack Stakes (gr. III) and is set to make his next start in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Nov. 4 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Tepin wins the 2016 Woodbine Mile

    Tepin Confirmed for Keeneland's First Lady

    Reigning champion turf female Tepin arrived at trainer Mark Casse's Churchill Downs barn Oct. 2 at 5 a.m. after spending her summer at Saratoga Race Course, and she's set to make her next start in the $400,000 First Lady (gr. IT) Oct. 8 at Keeneland.

  • Limato takes the Prix de la Foret

    Limato Blitzes Foret on Arc Undercard

    Five group I race supported the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) Oct. 2 at Chantilly, and Paul Jacobs' Limato gave a standout performance in the day's final race, the Prix de la Foret, to stamp himself possible for the Breeders' Cup.

  • Carl McEntee.

    Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale Fills Niche

    Breed locally. Sell locally, Buy locally. Those actions drive the regional Thoroughbred auctions such as the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic yearling sale that will be held Oct. 4 in Timonium, Md.

  • Found leads them home in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

    Found Leads 1-2-3 Arc Finish for O'Brien

    Four-year-old filly Found, last year's Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner, led a sensational 1-2-3 finish for trainer Aidan O'Brien when taking the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), Europe's premier race, Oct. 2 at Chantilly.

  • D'yer Mak'er splashes to his first win at Belmont Park

    First Winner for NY-Based Soaring Empire

    New York-based freshman sire Soaring Empire picked up his first winner Oct. 1 when D'yer Mak'er drew off in the stretch of the 11th race at Belmont Park, a one-mile maiden special weight test for New York-bred 2-year-olds.

  • Noted and Quoted gets the victory in the Chandelier Stakes

    Noted and Quoted Swings in Chandelier

    After finishing fourth in her grade I debut in the Del Mar Debutante, Noted and Quoted found success in her second try at the top level with a half-length victory in the $300,000 Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Avenge wins Rodeo Drive Stakes (gr. IT) under Flavien Prat

    Avenge Makes Jump, Wins Rodeo Drive

    Entered off her first graded stakes win in her previous effort, Avenge successfully jumped up to the grade I level with a front-running victory in the $302,415 Rodeo Drive Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Oscar Performance dominates the Pilgrim Stakes

    Oscar Performance Draws Off to Win Pilgrim

    Amerman Racing’s homebred Oscar Performance put on an impressive show in Belmont Park’s Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT), leading from start to finish for a six-length triumph in the 1 1/16-mile turf test for 2-year-olds.

  • Joking wins the 2016 Vosburgh Stakes.

    Joking Gets First Grade I Win in Vosburgh

    The scratch of sprint division leader A. P. Indian and the muddy track conditions Oct. 1 at Belmont Park left the door wide open in the Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) and 7-year-old Joking came right on through for his first top-level triumph.

  • Paulassilverlining wins the 2016 Gallant Bloom Handicap

    Paulassilverlining Takes Muddy Gallant Bloom

    Vince Scuderi homebred Paulassilverlining edged past pacesetter Momameamaria in the stretch to win the $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II), her third graded victory this year, Oct. 1 at Belmont Park.

  • Alice Springs wins the 2016 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes

    'Alice' Wins Sun Chariot, BC Might Be Next

    Coolmore and partners' Alice Springs fought off a determined Always Smile inside the final furlong and posted her third group I victory of the year in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes Oct. 1 at Newmarket.

  • Antonio Gallardo

    Leading Jockey Gallardo Heads to New York

    In a stunning move, jockey Antonio Gallardo, the country’s leader in races won, has changed his plans and will now move his tack not to California but to New York with a new agent.