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Gun Runner with Florent Geroux wins Clark Handicap (gr. I) on Nov. 25, 2016, at Churchill Downs.

    The Week in Photos for 11/29/2016

    Clark Handicap, Cigar Mile Handicap, Remsen, Japan Cup, Demoiselle, Falls City Handicap, Golden Rod, Fall Highweight Handicap, Hollywood Turf Cup, Jimmy Durante, Kentucky Jockey Club, Mrs. Revere, My Charmer Handicap, Native Driver and more.

  • Holiday Season Brings Weird Thoughts

    I am going to really push the envelope by comparing Arrogate to Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, who I’m sure a great deal of you have never even heard of. For those of you still with me, let's look at these two remarkable athletes.

  • TAA Launches Giving Campaign

    The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced Nov. 29 the start of its annual holiday giving campaign. Supporters can send a heartwarming holiday e-card to family and friends with a donation to the TAA.

  • Horses in the morning at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

    Cuomo Vetos Jockey Fund Legislation

    Legislation permitting the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund to look at alternative coverage options for its increasingly expensive workers compensation insurance program has been vetoed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

  • Lot 1541, The Miniver Rose, was the sale session topper of the day

    Godolphin Draft in Demand at Tattersalls

    Dubawi (IRE) was again the big draw in the opening session of the Tattersalls December mare sale as The Miniver Rose (IRE), the only mare cataloged in foal to him, was the sale topper at 550,000gns.

  • Texas Sire Jet Phone Dies

    Though Jet Phone was not the brightest star on Valor Farm's roster, the homebred Texas stallion who died Nov. 27 shortly after developing kidney and liver problems will be sorely missed.

  • Javier Castellano celebrates after winning the 2016 Charles Town Classic on Stanford.

    Castellano Again Tops Penn Gaming Challenge

    A familiar name stands atop the final standings following the completion of the 2016 Penn Gaming Racing Challenge as jockey Javier Castellano claimed the title as top rider in the series for a third consecutive year.  

  • Trainer Woody Stephens and Miss Oceana on the cover of the Nov. 16, 1985 issue featuring the Newstead dispersals

    BH 100: Letting Go

    In the Thoroughbred breeding business, dispersals of major breeders and/or owners allow others to purchase bloodlines and gain entry to families that they otherwise might never get in on.

  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Classic Empire is the 6-1 second choice in the first Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool

    KY Derby Future Wager Pool 1 Closes

    The pari-mutuel field of "all other 3-year-olds" closed as the 6-5 favorite in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW). Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Classic Empire was the 6-1 second choice.

  • Connect (outside) just wins the Cigar Mile over Divining Rod

    Connect in Good Order Off Cigar Mile Win

    Paul Pompa Jr.'s Connect exited his gutsy Nov. 26 victory in the $500,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack in good shape, trainer Chad Brown reported from his Belmont Park base the morning of Nov. 27.

  • Journey Home takes the Jimmy Durante

    Journey Home Wins Controversial Durante

    Sam-Son Farm's Journey Home made her journey west a winning one Nov. 26 at Del Mar with a clear score in the in the $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes (gr. IIIT), but the victory was not without controversy, albeit by no fault of the War Front filly.

  • McCraken wins the 2016 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

    McCraken the Real Deal in KY Jockey Club

    The build up around McCraken live up to the billing in the 1 1/16 miles Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes as Janis Whitham's homebred used his big turn of foot to edge clear late under Brian Hernandez Jr. and remain unbeaten in three career starts.

  • Isabella Sings wins the My Charmer Handicap

    Isabella Sings Wires My Charmer

    Siena Farm homebred Isabella Sings led every step of the way Nov. 26 to register a front-running 1 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park West.

  • Stryker Phd and jockey Leslie Mawing win the Berkeley

    Stryker Phd Gets Up Late to Win Berkeley

    Jim and Mona Hour's Stryker Phd got up in the final stride to put a head in front of G. G. Ryder to win the $100,000 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields Nov. 26.

  • Connect outfights Divining Rod to win the Cigar Mile

    Connect Edges Divining Rod in Cigar Mile

    Connect added to an already banner year for trainer Chad Brown as he engaged in a thrilling stretch duel with Divining Rod and just got his nose down at the wire to win the $500,000 Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 26.

  • Lubash (#3) wins by DQ as leader Rose Brier (#6) drifted into his path, causing jockey Joe Bravo to check him

    Lubash Awarded Tropical Turf Victory

    After finishing second, 1 1/4 lengths behind Rose Brier, Lubash was placed first after stewards determined that the first-place finisher interfered with his stretch run Nov. 26 in the 100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park West.

  • Mo Town leads the way home in the Remsen Stakes

    Mo Town Wins Stakes Debut in Remsen

    In his first stakes try, Mo Town soared past favored Takaful in the stretch and was not seriously threatened late to post a clear victory in the $300,000 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 26 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Miss Sky Warrior Holds On in Demoiselle

    Arlene's Sun Star Stable's Miss Sky Warrior continues to find new gears during her steps up in class, turning back at late bid from favorite Jamyson 'n Ginger to capture the $300,000 Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Race Course.

  • Mont Saint Legame wins the 2016 Cattleya Sho

    Mont Saint Legame in Kentucky Derby Picture

    Mont Saint Legame tracked the pace in the Nov. 26 Cattleya Sho at Tokyo Racecourse, went by outside the leader in mid-straight, and claimed a 1 1/4-length victory, becoming the leading Japanese contender for the 2017 Kentucky Derby.

  • California Chrome worked 4 furlongs in :47.46 on Nov. 26

    California Chrome Continues Work at Los Al

    The slow-early, quick-late drills have been standard for the 5-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit, so when he powered through the stretch to stop the clock in :47.46 for a half-mile Saturday, with a final furlong in :11.10, it was par for the course.

  • Champion Untapable to be bred to Frankel

    Champion Untapable, winner of the 2014 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), will be bred to unbeaten champion Frankel for her initial mating in 2017, according to David Fiske, manager of owner Winchell Thoroughbreds.

  • Linda and Brian Hernandez Jr. win Mrs. Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs.

    Linda Powers Home to Win Mrs. Revere Stakes

    After dueling in early stretch with grade I winner Harmonize, Linda found another gear in the final furlong to register a clear win in the $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Gun Runner takes the Clark Handicap

    Gun Runner Overcomes Elders in Clark

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys' Gun Runner handily defeated older horses to earn his first grade I victory Nov. 25, turning back longshot Breaking Lucky for a gate-to-wire score in the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Career Win 1,000 for Jockey Rodriguez

    Jockey Angel Rodriguez secured the 1,000th victory of his career Nov. 23 when he rallied from fourth aboard Dr. Toole to win the ninth race Nov. 23 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.

  • Jockey Douglas Whyte.

    Hong Kong Team of Riders Announced

    Zac Purton, Douglas Whyte, and Derek Leung will join Joao Moreira as Hong Kong's representatives in the 2016 Longines International Jockeys' Championship Dec. 12, when 12 top jockeys representing nine countries.

  • Spendthrift Farm Supports Old Friends

    Spendthrift Farm, one of the Thoroughbred industry's leading breeding farms, has made a generous donation of $30,000 to Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, Ky.