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  • Beach Patrol scored a narrow win in the Secretariat Stakes in his previous start.

    Outside Post for Beach Patrol in Hill Prince

    After a narrow victory in the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT), Beach Patrol will try for a second straight graded stakes win against other 3-year-olds on the turf Oct. 8 in the Hill Prince Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.

  • Songbird worked a half-mile in :46 4/5 Oct. 6 at Santa Anita Park.

    Songbird Begins Preparation for Breeders' Cup

    The hum of nearby Interstate 210 was all that was audible from the Santa Anita Park grandstand before trainer Jerry Hollendorfer broke the silence with the sharp "beep" of his stopwatch as Songbird began her workout from the half-mile pole Oct. 6.

  • Monty Roberts Joins WHOA

    Comments from Monty Roberts, who recently joined the Water, Hay, Oats Alliance.

  • Mongolian Saturday training in Hong Kong earlier this year.

    Mongolian Saturday Returns in Woodford

    Mongolian Saturday, a surprise winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) at Keeneland, makes his first start of the year in the U.S. in the Oct. 8 Woodford Stakes (gr. IIIT) in Lexington.

  • Lord Nelson wins the Bing Crosby

    Lord Nelson Seeks Third Straight Grade I Win

    Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson appears set to continue his tear through the top-level sprints on the Southern California circuit in the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I) Oct. 8 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Nonna Mela wins the 2016 Adirondack Stakes

    Nonna Mela Seeks Stakes Double in Frizette

    St. Elias Stable's Nonna Mela routed a field of well-meant juvenile fillies Aug. 19 in the Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at nearly 9-1 odds, but the daughter of Arch will be no bargain Oct. 10 in the $400,000 Frizette Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Effinex will try to secure his most lucrative win in the Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes

    Effinex Heads Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes

    While this year's $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (gr. I) lacks superstar power, the field of six older horses is an interesting mix of consistent veterans and less consistent types who have at times flashed talent.

  • Lady Eli

    Lady Eli Centerpiece of Flower Bowl

    The New York Racing Association's racing office was only able to drum up five rivals for Lady Eli in the $500,000 Flower Bowl Stakes (gr. IT) for older fillies and mares Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.

  • Keeneland Launches Merchandise Pavilion

    The Keeneland Shop will unveil an all-new Merchandise Pavilion featuring a wide assortment of Keeneland-branded apparel and accessories for patrons to commemorate their race-day experience during the 2016 Fall Meet, to be held Oct. 7-29.

  • Champion Tepin is set for a return to Keeneland

    Tepin's Tour Returns to Keeneland

    Tepin aims to become the first horse to win the First Lady (gr. IT) in consecutive seasons. Her connections hope the race sets her up for a Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) repeat Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Pure Sensation won Jaipur Invitational June 11 on Belmont Park turf

    Pure Sensation Aims to Extend Win Streak

    Pure Sensation will try for a third straight stakes win sprinting on the grass when he faces an expected nine other starters in the $150,000 Belmont Turf Sprint Invitational Stakes Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.

  • Mondialiste Heads Deep Cast in Shadwell Mile

    An extremely deep roster will take a crack at the $1 million purse of the Shadwell Turf Mile. Last year's winner Grand Arch will tackle invaders from every direction as a half dozen grade I winners square off.

  • ABR Profiles Horseplayer Avila

    America's Best Racing (ABR), a multimedia fan-development and awareness-building platform of The Jockey Club, today released a new feature video, "ABR Wired: Playing the Ponies at Santa Anita Park."

  • 2017 Preakness Logo

    New Preakness Logo Unveiled

    The Maryland Jockey Club today unveiled the official logo for the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes (G1), to be run Saturday, May 20 at historic Pimlico Race Course.

  • Chenery, Hillenbrand Set for Owner Conference

    When Nick Clooney serves as moderator for a session entitled, "Racehorses in Hollywood," at OwnerView's third Thoroughbred Owner Conference Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park, he will welcome two leading ladies of the Thoroughbred industry.

  • Fair Grounds to Offer 60 Stakes Races

    Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a comprehensive stakes schedule with 60 stakes worth more than $6.79 million for the 145th Thoroughbred racing season at the New Orleans oval scheduled to begin Saturday, Nov. 19.

  • Graham Motion

    KHRC Upholds Motion Finding, Alters Sanctions

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission didn't change a stewards' ruling that a Graham Motion-trained horse raced with too much methocarbamol in its system, but the KHRC did alter the sanctions levied against the classic-winning trainer.

  • Breeders' Cup Sets Distaff, Classic Times

    The Breeders' Cup announced today the post times for the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 races and purses and awards totaling $28 million, which will be held on November 4-5 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. 

  • Breeders' Cup Sets Times for Distaff, Classic

    The Breeders' Cup announced today the post times for the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 races and purses and awards totaling $28 million, which will be held on November 4-5 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. 

  • A. P. Indian wins the 2016 Forego Stakes.

    Re-Routed A. P. Indian Heads Phoenix

    A. P. Indian, the top sprinter on the East Coast this summer, heads a seven-horse field for Keeneland's Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (gr. II) Oct. 7. He was scratched from last Saturday's grade I Vosburgh Stakes due to the wet conditions.

  • 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.