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  • California Chrome

    California Chrome Could Race at Los Al Next

    The 2014 Horse of the Year has raced at eight different racetracks in five different states and overseas in Dubai, but has never competed at his Cypress, Calif., home. That may change Dec. 17, if all goes as planned.

  • Beauty Parlor

    Brant Dominates Goffs Breeding Stock Sale

    Peter Brant continued his return to Thoroughbred breeding and racing in a big way Nov. 18, with his White Birch Farm going to €1.6 million (US$1,700,639) to purchase Beauty Parlour at the Goffs November breeding stock sale.

  • Awesome Speed

    Awesome Speed Tries Fabulous Strike

    With the Triple Crown trail continuing to fade in the rear-view mirror Colts Neck Stables' Awesome Speed will look to recapture his early season form Nov. 23 in the $200,000 Fabulous Strike Handicap at Penn National Race Course.

  • Keeneland November

    Keeneland's Foreign Outreach Pays Dividends

    Keeneland's November breeding stock sale has substantial international appeal spread across all levels of the market, but it is particularly an important part of trade as the marathon auction nears the finish line.

  • Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

    Charles Town Sets Early 2017 Schedule

    The first five months of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races calendar for 2017 have been set, with 76 days of live racing to be conducted from Jan. 11 through May 20 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.

  • Miss Temple City

    Miss Temple City Heading to Del Mar

    Trainer Graham Motion will keep multiple grade I winner Miss Temple City stateside for the near future, with a return to Royal Ascot the goal for the 4-year-old Temple City filly next June.

  • Arrests Made After Hawthorne Stabbing Death

    A Chicago television station has reported three persons of interest were taken into custody Nov. 17 in connection with a man's death by stabbing at Hawthorne Race Course. The victim was identified by the medical examiner as Rodrigo Flores Garcia.

  • The Keeneland November sale wrapped up its 10th session Nov. 17

    Pizmo Time Tops Keeneland November Session

    Racing prospect Pizmo Time, a winning 3-year-old gelding by City Zip from the family of two-time grade I winner Cavorting, sold for $120,000 to Caves Farm to lead the Nov. 17 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Tampa Bay Downs Announces New Sponsors

    Tampa Bay Downs has reached agreements with spirit companies EG Vodka and 14 Hands Winery to sponsor $100,000 stakes races on the track’s 15th annual Florida Cup Day program on April 2, 2017.

  • Front Pocket Money after his Jersey Shore Stakes win

    Back to Dirt for Front Pocket Money

    In his previous start on dirt, Front Pocket Money won the six-furlong Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III) July 23 at Monmouth Park and he will return to that surface in the Nov. 21 Steel Valley Sprint Stakes.

  • California Diamond wins the Golden State Juvenile

    California Diamond Steps Up in Bob Hope

    After a run of three straight stakes wins, Rockingham Ranch's California Diamond will wade into graded stakes waters for the first time Nov. 19 in the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (gr. III) at Del Mar.

  • Jockey Rafael Hernandez guides Stacked Deck to victory in the $100,000 Ontario Jockey Club Stakes Sept. 11, 2016 at Woodbine Racetrack.

    Stacked Deck Aims for Kennedy Road Defense

    Bruce Lunsford's homebred Stacked Deck, Canada's champion sprinter in 2015, will aim to defend his title in the $200,000 Kennedy Road Stakes (Can-II) against a field of eight challengers in the six-furlong test at Woodbine Nov. 20.

  • LNJ Foxwoods to Sponsor TCA Auction

    Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today that LNJ Foxwoods has signed on as the top sponsor of the upcoming 27th Annual Stallion Season Auction to be held Monday, January 2 - Saturday, January 7, 2017 for the second consecutive year. 

  • Vukcevich to Head Monmouth Regulatory Affairs

    Monmouth Park is pleased to announce that Mike Vukcevich will join the company to complement its status as a regional and national industry leader. Vukcevich will assume the position of director of regulatory affairs effective Nov. 28, 2016.  

  • Erupt winning 2016 Pattison Canadian International Stakes at Woodbine.

    Three Overseas Entries Eye Japan Cup

    Erupt, winner of the Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT), and German-breds Iquitos and Nightflower -- all Group I or Grade I winners this season -- are the only foreign accepters for this year's Japan Cup (Jpn-I).

  • Churchill Downs (Coady Photography)

    Oaks, Derby Ticket Prices Increased

    Churchill Downs announced Nov. 17 it will increase walk-up general admission and advanced purchase pricing for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Canterbury Park Requests 67 Race Dates

    Canterbury Park officials have submitted a request to the Minnesota Racing Commission seeking approval for a 67-day horse racing season in 2017.

  • Cash Control wins the Old Forester Mint Julep at Churchill Downs

    Cash Control Leads Field of 13 in Cardinal

    Richard and Bertram Klein's homebred Cash Control returns to the site of her lone graded stakes victory, breaking from post No. 12 in a field of 13 for the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) going 1 1/8 miles at Churchill Downs Nov. 19.

  • Boarding - Finding The Right Fit

    Choosing where to board your broodmare and, subsequently, where to raise your foal are crucial decisions not to be made without careful study and examination of all alternatives.

  • Heart to Heart enters Artie Schiller Stakes off a win in the Knickerbocker.

    Heart to Heart Draws Wide in Artie Schiller

    Multiple graded stakes winner Heart to Heart will try for a second straight stakes win in New York when he starts in an expected full field in the one-mile Artie Schiller Stakes Nov. 19 on the Aqueduct Racetrack turf.

  • Racing on Santa Rosa's turf course

    CHRB Takes Step Toward Resolving NorCal Dates

    The California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee took a step toward resolving a nearly six-month-long dispute regarding Northern California's 2017 schedule Nov. 16, with a recommendation that largely resembles 2016's slate in the region.

  • Claiming Crown Sees 279 Nominations

    The 18th running of the $1.1 Claiming Crown, to be hosted by Gulfstream Park for the fifth consecutive year, received 279 nominations for the nine-race event that will highlight the opening of the Championship Meet on Saturday, Dec. 3.

  • Memories of Sham Rekindled With New Book

    With Sham sort of back in the spotlight again, I went back to a 2009 column I wrote on the colt and felt enough years had passed to re-work and re-edit it by adding new material and tell his story once again even more comprehensively.

  • Jeff Lowe, of Team Valor, Margaret Ransom, and Team Valor chief executive officer Barry Irwin.

    Stan Bergstein Writing Award to Ransom

    Margaret Ransom has won the Stan Bergstein Writing Award for a story that revealed dire conditions for more than 40 horses at a Kentucky farm that led to animal cruelty charges against Chuck and Maria Borell. 

  • Sunland Park Opens Dec. 16

    Sunland Park, which opens its 72-day meet Dec. 16, releases its stakes schedule that features the grade III, $800,000 Sunland Derby.

  • Hip 2973 from Lane's End Conquest Stables dispersal brings $785,000 at the 2016 Keeneland November Sale.

    Conquest Dispersal Boosts Keeneland Day 8

    Boosted by the conclusion of the Conquest Stables dispersal, the Nov. 15 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale soared past the comparable day a year ago, bringing the cumulative numbers to nearly even terms with '15.

  • Will Take Charge

    Will Take Charge Weanlings Well Received

    At the current Keeneland November breeding stock sale, Three Chimneys Farm’s Will Take Charge leads sires with first foals of 2016 going under the hammer, with 18 sold for $2,312,000 through Nov. 15.

  • Unbridled's Song

    Legacy of Unbridled's Song Going Strong

    Less than two weeks after his son Arrogate reeled in champion California Chrome to capture the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), Unbridled's Song has top billing once more as the leading sire by gross through Book 4 at Keeneland November.

  • Owner Conference Video Links Available

    Video presentations from the third Thoroughbred Owner Conference, co-hosted by OwnerView and BloodHorse and sponsored by Breeders' Cup Ltd., Keeneland Association, and The Stronach Group, are available here.