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  • Mind Your Biscuits on the track at Santa Anita on November 2, 2016.

    Mind Your Biscuits Heads Malibu Field

    With rival and Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Drefong declared out of the Dec. 26 $300,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I), the odds are greatly in Mind Your Biscuits' favor in the 10-horse field entered for the seven-furlong test at Santa Anita Park.

  • Pimlico Race Course

    Pimlico to Run 12 Days of Racing in 2017

    That lump of coal that Pimlico Race Course fans received in their stockings came in the form of official word Dec. 20 that the home of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) would, in 2017, also be the home to only 11 additional days of live racing.

  • Masochistic works Oct. 29 at Santa Anita Park

    Racing's Anabolic Steroid Problem Not Solved

    The industry and regulators see a weakness in the current model rule on the administration of anabolic steroids but their actions will come too late to prevent racing's latest medication scandal.

  • Include Betty

    Include Betty Headlines Tiffany Lass Stakes

    Brereton Jones and Timothy Thornton's grade I winner Include Betty will look to close her 4-year-old year on a positive note Dec. 26 at Fairgrounds Race Course & Slots in the $50,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes.

  • Arrogate - Santa Anita, December 21, 2016

    Baffert Still Mulling Options for Arrogate

    Where Arrogate ends up flaunting his talents next is still up for serious discussion after the son of Unbridled's Song ripped through a solo seven-furlong move in 1:24 4/5 at Santa Anita Park Dec. 21 with jockey Martin Garcia in the irons.

  • Karen and Mickey Taylor flank Seattle Slew at Three Chimneys Farm in 2000.

    Mickey Taylor Pays Tribute to Slew's Surgeon

    Mickey and Karen Taylor were at Seattle Slew's side in his final years at Three Chimneys Farm, and paid gratitude to Dr. George Bagby, who invented the Bagby Basket and operated on Slew, giving him quality time late in life.

  • Three For The Ages

    The industry will miss many from '16, including this trifecta: Ted Bates, Lucy Gay Bassett, and Monarchos

  • California Chrome with jockey Victory Espinoza wins the Winter Challenge at Los Alamitos Race Course on December 17, 2016.

    The Week in Photos for 12/20/2016

    King Glorious, Winter Challenge, Sugar Swirl, Rampart, Harlan's Holiday, Tamarac, South Beach, El Prado, Soviet Problem, Asahi Hai Futurity, Lukfook Jewellery Cup Handicap.

  • Masochistic schooling in the Santa Anita Park paddock.

    BC Wants Better Out-of-Competition Testing

    Breeders' Cup is calling for improved out-of-competition rules and protocols after a positive post-race drug test for the anabolic steroid stanozolol in Masochistic will result in a disqualification of his finish in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • Pegasus First Shot Fired

    And they're off, and it's Mattress Mac first out of the gate in the inaugural Pegasus Preliminary Probe, Pursuit, and Purchase.

  • F-T Midlantic Winter Sale Catalog Spikes

    Fasig-Tipton Midlantic announced 229 entries for its winter mixed sale, representing a 37% spike over the number cataloged for the 2016 sale that was the first after a schedule change for the auction previously held in December.

  • Equestricon 2017 Taking Shape

    Equestricon announced Dec. 19 an unprecedented lineup consisting of more than 45 panels, discussions, events, celebrity appearances, book signings and additional programming for the inaugural Equestricon.

  • Evaluating Turf Runners on Dirt

    While a turf horse might have turned in some seemingly good efforts on dirt in the past, those races might deserve an asterisk if they were off-the-turf events.

  • Three Tracks Cancel Dec. 19 Cards

    Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course cancelled its Monday, Dec. 19 card because of winter weather while Parx Racing and Portland Meadows called off their Monday race cards because of poor track conditions.

  • Jim McIngvale

    McIngvale Finds Horse for His Pegasus Slot

    James McIngavle, owner of one of the slots for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Stakes (gr. I), has purchased a three-time group I-winning Argentine-bred horse with hopes of running in the Jan. 28 race at Gulfstream Park.

  • A Dec. 18 fire at Mercury Equine Center in Lexington claimed the lives of 23 horses.

    Trainer Reed Recalls Devastating Barn Fire

    Eric Reed keeps hoping at some point he will awaken to find that the events of early Dec. 18, in which 23 horses died during a fire at his training center, did not happen and that it was all a nightmare.

  • Keeping Pace

    NTRA Working on H-2B Worker Visa Program

    While participation numbers in the H-2B Seasonal Worker Visa program faces an uncertain future, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association is working with like-minded industries to get the message out about the need for such workers.

  • Belmont Stakes Tickets On Sale Jan. 26

    Tickets for the 2017 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com.

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome Earns Second Vox Populi

    California Chrome, the 5-year-old chestnut champion whose stellar season catapulted him to be North American racing's all-time leading earner, has been selected to receive the 2016 Secretariat Vox Populi, or "Voice of the People," Award.

  • Ann Arbor Eddie wins the King Glorious

    Ann Arbor Eddie Prevails in King Glorious

    Despite taking pressure from California Diamond nearly every step of the way in the mile stakes race for California-bred 2-year-olds, Ann Arbor Eddie pulled away late to win by 1 1/4 lengths.

  • Curlin's Approval finished second in the Rampart

    Alter Plans Next Race For Curlin's Approval

    Owner Happy Alter reported the morning of Dec. 18 that Curlin's Approval emerged from her second-place finish in the Rampart Stakes (gr. III) Dec. 17 at Gulfstream Park in good order and is expected to run her back during the championship meet.

  • Mobil Sky with Jacob Radosevich aboard wins the Joshua Radosevich Memorial

    Young Brother Wins Radosevich Memorial Stakes

    Jacob Radosevich, younger brother of the late jockey Joshua Radosevich, accepted congratulations Dec. 17 after guiding Mobil Sky to victory in the $75,000 memorial race named for his sibling at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course.

  • Stanford wins the 2016 Harlan's Holiday Stakes (gr. III)

    Stanford Speeds to Harlan's Holiday Victory

    After getting a sharp break out of post 1, the rest of Stanford's 1 1/16-mile tour around Gulfstream Park went exactly as hoped, as he led every point of call en route to a three-length win in the $100,000 Harlan's Holiday (gr. III).

  • Jose Montano

    Jockey Jose Montano Gets 1,000th Win

    Jockey Jose Montano notched his 1,000th career victory Dec. 16 when he piloted Aritzia to victory in the eighth race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. 

  • Eskenformoney wins the Rampart

    Eskenformoney Digs Deep to Win Rampart

    StarLadies Racing's Eskenformoney got her first graded win when she ran down the odds-on favorite Curlin's Approval to take the Rampart Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Dec. 17. 

  • Garrett Gomez

    No Foul Play Suspected in Gomez Death

    While no foul play is suspected, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe reports that an investigation is being conducted following the death of two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Garrett Gomez.

  • I'm a Chatterbox on the track at Santa Anita on November 2, 2016.

    I'm a Chatterbox Works for Houston Ladies

    I'm a Chatterbox turned in her first timed move since running fifth in the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), working three furlongs in :37 1/5 in preparation for a possible seasonal bow in the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic (gr. IIII).

  • 2016 Report of Thoroughbred Mares Bred

    The 2016 Thoroughbred Mares Bred Report shows what stallions North American mares were bred to in 2016 as reported to The Jockey Club. The chart lists all stallions that bred at least one mare.