Grade I winner Liam's Map will contest the Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Oct. 30 at Keeneland and not the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed Oct. 7.
A tote security initiative launched by the TRPB remains on track, but in a major change, the organization said Oct. 7 there no longer is a need for outlets that receive simulcast signals to pay a monthly fee to fund it.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has suspended Graham Motion for five days and fined the trainer $500 for a medication overage in Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Kitten's Point. Motion has appealed the ruling.
A Kentucky-bred Malibu Moon filly sold for $200,000 to top the Oct. 6 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall yearling sale that saw key statistics fall for the second year in a row.
In a move that Wyoming Downs said will force layoffs and threaten its live race meet, the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission has shut down all historic horse race terminals in the state.
A colt and a filly by top international sire Galileo topped a strong Oct. 6 opening day of the Tattersalls October yearling sale at Newmarket, England.
Regulators, as well as potentially affected track officials, had no easy answer Oct. 6 for Kentucky Downs' request to add two days to its short, successful September meet.
The American Graded Stakes Committee has reinstated the grade III status of the Oct. 3 Woodford Stakes, which was originally scheduled for turf but moved to the main track at Keeneland.
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Ben Nichols, senior manager of media and communications for the World Anti-Doping Agency, and racetrack operator Jeff Gural will be featured speakers at Team Valor International's Stan Bergstein Writing Award presentation.
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The Oct. 30-31 World Championships figures to be one big homecoming weekend for the breeding community. read blog
Fantasy sports, fixed odds, and broader distribution were offered as potential avenues of growth for the pari-mutuel racing industry - all with caveats - during an Oct.6 session at the International Simulcast Conference.
All-sources and live wagering and purses increased substantially during Gulfstream Park's 55-day summer meet that concluded Oct. 3 with the $1.3 million Florida Sire Stakes.
The Downs at Albuquerque's 2015 split meet for Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses that ended Sept. 27 produced increases in purses and wagering.
Millionaire son of City Zip will stand for $7,500 as part of the farm's "Share the Upside" program. His one-time stud fee will be $6,000.
Stellar Wind, a four-time graded stakes winner in 2015, will train up to the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).
Breeders' Cup hopefuls Catch a Glimpse and Conquest Daddyo breezed in company Oct. 6 at Keeneland for trainer Mark Casse. Also on the tab were Undrafted, Green Mask, Sunset Glow, and The Great War.
Free as a Bird and Ageless, the one-two finishers in last year's Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes going 5 1/2 furlongs on turf, will meet again at Keeneland Oct. 9.
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James E. "Ted" Bassett, the former chairman and president of Keeneland, will be presented with the Horace W. "Salty" Roberts Founder's Award at Race Track Chaplaincy of America's 13th annual White Horse luncheon.
Gold Standard: Tonalist repeats in the Jockey Club Gold Cup and more in the October 10, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine.
Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Lovely Maria is out of consideration for the Breeders' Cup and will be rested the remainder of the year, trainer Larry Jones said Oct. 6 at Keeneland.
Growth in export market wagering on the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe card illustrates the importance of expanding wagering agreements worldwide, Louis Romanet said during his closing remarks at the IFHA annual conference.
Keeneland, Santa Anita, Belmont, Australia, Gulfstream Park, Woodbine & More
As he prepares to return to Kentucky, review a selection of successful offspring by Empire Maker.
An Oct. 5 panel discussion on how a shortage of Thoroughbred owners is largely responsible for reductions in field size in recent years generate a more serious assessment of the state of owner recruitment.
Well, all the preps are over, and now comes the waiting; first for the pre-entries, then the entries to determine the starting fields. read blog
Spendthrift Farm confirmed Oct. 5 it is moving Court Vision and Victor's Cry from Ontario back to its Central Kentucky farm for the 2016 breeding season.
Grade I winner and Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) contender Big Macher turned in an easy five-furlong move in 1:01 2/5 Oct. 5 at Santa Anita.
Kentucky Downs has named Ted Nicholson as vice president of the Franklin, Ky., track. Nicholson had been consulting with Kentucky Downs on its 2015 racing season prior to being named to this permanent position.
Tampa Bay Downs has reached an agreement with Lambholm South to sponsor the 36th renewal of the Tampa Bay Derby, the track's grade II Triple Crown prep race scheduled for March 12, 2016.
A strong September in terms of handle on U.S. races has helped wagering figures through the first three quarters of 2015 stay in the black.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed two new members and reappointed three members to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
America's Best Racing has launched the sixth of a seven-part digital video series featuring former ESPN SportsCenter anchor Bram Weinstein promoting the tagline, "It's not for anyone. It's for everyone."
The chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, in an address Oct. 5 in Paris, France, outlined what he called matters that are critical to the future of racing on an international level.
Breeders' Cup hopefuls Liam's Map, Rachel's Valentina, and Stopchargingmaria recorded breezes at Keeneland Oct. 5.
Jockey diagnosed with 'incomplete spinal cord injury' perseveres after July 22 incident.
Trainer Julio Canani was suspended by Santa Anita Park stewards Oct. 4, effective Oct. 26 through Nov. 30, 2016, for "conduct detrimental to racing."
Take a look back at the Saratoga Race Course meet, where trainer Mark Casse almost couldn't buy a winner, and it's remarkable to see how the tables have turned.
Got Lucky was just that Oct. 4 at Keeneland, finding running room from far back and closing past champion Untapable and longshot Yahilwa in the final furlong to win the the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I).
Anthony Oppenheimer's 3-year-old colt Golden Horn, racing just behind the pacemaker, took off when asked in the stretch to comfortably win the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) at Longchamp Oct. 4.
The retired champion Wise Dan greeted fans at Keeneland on Shadwell Turf Mile Day, October 3, 2015.
Robert S. Evans' Tonalist rated early and exploded late to win the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 3 at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old Tapit colt won the Gold Cup last year as well.
Robert Masterson's Tepin put her sheer brilliance on display Oct. 3, destroying 10 rivals in the $400,000 First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) when she aired by seven lengths. She will face males in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).
St. Elias Stable, MeB Racing Stables, and Brooklyn Boyz Stables' Greenpointcrusader went from last-out maiden winner to grade I winner in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes for 2-year-olds Oct. 3 at Belmont Park.
American Pharoah recorded what might end up being his final California workout Oct. 3 at Santa Anita Park, covering five furlongs in :59 4/5 according to the track's clockers.
Sired by half brothers and out of full sisters, Ah Day and Ben's Cat share three of their four grandparents, and the differences between them may have a lot to do with that quarter they don't share.
Most challengers in the 14-horse field have faced and beaten each other throughout 2015.
Taris, an easy winner of the Rancho Bernardo Stakes (gr. III) at Del Mar in her first start of the year, heads the $100,000 LA Woman Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park Oct. 4.
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