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  • Nominations in for Santa Anita BC Preps

    Nominations for five Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" Challenge races to be run on Oct. 1 closed on Thursday at Santa Anita, with superstar California Chrome heading a list of 20 three year olds and up considering the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes.

  • Bradester winning this year's Monmouth Cup.

    Bradester Pointing to Lukas Classic

    Joseph Sutton's Bradester, upset winner of the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) in June, will be looking for another victory over the Churchill Downs main track when he makes his next start in the $175,000 Lukas Classic Oct. 1. 

  • Beholder worked six furlongs in 1:12 3/5 Sept. 23

    Beholder Logs Final Work for Zenyatta

    After Beholder's last timed workout in preparation for the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I), just more than a week out from the Oct. 1 race, trainer Richard Mandella said she is ready to take on Stellar Wind in a rematch of champions.

  • Marcus Vitali at Gulfstream Park

    Stronach Tracks Address 'Program Trainers'

    Believing suspended trainer Marcus Vitali may have been working with trainer Allan Hunter to effectively train horses during his suspension, The Stronach Group announced this week that no entries would be taken for horses trained by Vitali. 

  • Sportech Working with Macau Jockey Club

    Sportech Racing Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, announces it has successfully launched a suite of new pari-mutuel betting technologies for its newest customer in Asia, Macau Jockey Club ("MJC").  

  • Del Mar

    Del Mar Changes Pick 6 to 'Jackpot' Wager

    A change to the Pick Six wager that is expected to offer large payoffs and re-energize what has been California's most popular exotic bet will have its debut with the opening of the annual Del Mar fall race meeting.

  • Nyquist gets familiar with Parx Racing backstretch Sept. 21.

    Nyquist, Exaggerator Set for Seventh Meeting

    After six previous meetings that include one-two finishes in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Nyquist and Exaggerator go toe to toe for Round 7 in the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II).

  • Grade I winner Fish Trappe Road takes the Dwyer

    Fish Trappe Road Meets Texas Chrome

    The morning-line second choice at 2-1 odds behind Super Derby (gr. III) winner Texas Chrome (9-5), Martin Racing Stable's Fish Trappe Road was sixth last out in the $500,000 Ketel One King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Aug. 27

  • American Horse Council president Julie Broadway

    KEEP Plans Equine Industry Conference

    The Kentucky Equine Education Project will welcome horse industry leaders and policy makers from across the state to discuss ways to protect and promote the commonwealth's signature industry at the Equine Industry Conference Oct. 17-18 in Lexington.

  • Presque Isle Masters Stakes winner Sarah Sis

    Sarah Sis to Try Keeneland's TCA

    Owner Joe Ragsdale reports his winner of the Sept. 19 Presque Isle Masters Stakes (gr. II), will likely make her next start in Keeneland's Thoroughbred Cup of America Stakes (gr. II) Oct. 8.

  • The Gurkha winning the group I Sussex over Galileo Gold

    The Gurkha to Coolmore in 2017

    Dual group I-winning miler The Gurkha will retire to Ireland's Coolmore Stud for 2017 to stand alongside his champion sire Galileo, the farm announced Sept. 21.

  • Big Blue Kitten retires with four grade I wins, a championship, and course record to his credit

    Champion Big Blue Kitten Retired

    The homebred son of Kitten's Joy ran first for Ken and Sarah Ramsey, then was acquired by Calumet Farm at the end of his championship year and made three starts for that outfit in 2016. He will stand at Calumet.

  • Session-topping Majestic Warrior colt.

    Keeneland's Book 4 Ends on Upward Note

    The Sept. 21 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale saw 274 yearlings sell for $11,120,100, up 4.1% from the same session a year ago; the average rose 6.4% from $38,158 to $40,584, while the median jumped 20% from $25,000 to $30,000.

  • American Patriot won the Kent Stakes and was grade I-placed in the Secretariat

    American Patriot Heads Commonwealth Derby

    WinStar Farm's American Patriot is among 10 3-year-olds entered for the $200,000 Commonwealth Derby (gr. IIT) coming up Sept. 24, bringing grade I stakes-placed credentials into the 1 1/8-mile turf stakes.

  • Records Fall at Tattersalls Ireland September

    Part I of the Tattersalls Ireland September sale concluded with the highest returns for the two-day sale with a record average, record median, and the best aggregate of any year aside from 2006 when the sale was held over three days.

  • Appleton Stakes winner Reporting Star is the highweight for the Commonwealth Turf Cup

    Reporting Star Heads Commonwealth Turf

    Bettors will have a challenge sorting out the improving horses from the ones who displayed earlier talent and could be ripe for a rebound in the Commonwealth Turf Cup Stakes (gr. IIT) Sept. 24 at Laurel Park.

  • Breeze-Link Launched to Help RNA Owners

    Longtime horsemen Olin Gentry, Thomas Clark, and Julie Cauthen have partnered to launch Breeze-Link, a risk management business created specifically for yearling RNA owners looking to sell at the following year’s 2-year-olds-in-training sales.

  • Peter O’Callaghan

    O'Callaghan: Sale Better Than Anticipated

    With the Keeneland September yearling sale continuing to show vibrancy midway through its second week, Peter O’Callaghan of Woods Edge Farm is among consignors having one of the best auctions in recent history.

  • Zindaya won the Intercontinental Stakes on June 9.

    Clement, Brown Pair Off in Noble Damsel

    Both Christophe Clement and Chad Brown have two runners for Belmont Park's Sept. 24 Noble Damsel Stakes (gr. IIIT). The $200,000 race for older fillies and mares is at a mile on the Widener turf course.

  • Cathryn Sophia could be the best rival Songbird has had to face thus far

    Servis Has Plan to Get Songbird With 'Sophia'

    Part of what Servis is counting on headed into in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) is the fact Songbird has yet to hook a rival who offers what his Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I)-winning charge, Cathryn Sophia, brings to the table. 

  • Victor Espinoza on California Chrome

    Espinoza: California Chrome Never Better

    Victor Espinoza, regular rider of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, said the 5-year-old California-bred has never been doing better as he prepares for a start in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.