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  • Almanzor leads the way in the QIPCO Champion Stakes

    Almanzor Handles Found in Champion Stakes

    French Derby (Fr-I) winner Almanzor for a second straight time got the best of Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Found, winning the £1.3 million QIPCO Champion Stakes (Eng-I), the centerpiece of QIPCO British Champions Day Oct. 15 at Ascot.

  • Minding takes the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

    Minding Tallies Seventh GI in QE II Stakes

    Filly phenom Minding tallied a seventh top-level win Oct. 15 when holding off Ribchester by a half length in the £1.2 million Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) on British Champions Day at Ascot.

  • California Chrome Works for BC at Los Al

    As most of the barns at Los Alamitos Race Course only started to rustle with activity during the early morning Oct. 15, California Chrome stood like a sentinel at the top of the longest stretch run in North America.

  • Lot 1642, a colt by Lethal Force, brought 38,000 guineas

    Successful Tattersalls Sale Wraps Up

    A memorable Tattersalls October Sale came to a close in Newmarket Oct. 14 following two weeks of competitive trade that yielded record turnover.

  • Dancing Rags with Angel Cruz aboard wins the 2016 Darley Alcibiades (gr.1)

    The Week in Photos for 10/11/2016

    Darley Alcibiades, Shadwell Turf Mile, Claiborne Breeders' Futurity, First Lady, Juddmonte Spinster, Santa Anita Sprint Championship, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Champagne, Flower Bowl, Frizette, Kelso and more.

  • Preakness Tickets on Sale Oct. 17

    The Maryland Jockey Club announced Oct. 14 that tickets for the 2017 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II), and InfieldFest at Pimlico Race Course will go on sale at 10 a.m. EDT, Oct. 17.

  • Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning.

    Saratoga Sale Showcases Foals of 2016

    For those who’ve been waiting to see what the first foals sired by recent racing stars Mucho Macho Man, Verrazano, Handsome Mike, and Goldencents look like, they’ll get their first chance Oct. 17 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed sale.

  • Santa Anita Partners with Little Red Feather

    Santa Anita Park has entered into a marketing collaboration with Little Red Feather Racing, one of California's largest ownership syndicates, to help promote Little Red Feather Racing's new "Crowd Funding Campaign."

  • Cherry Lodge wins her debut Aug. 8 at Saratoga Race Course

    Pletcher Duo Tops Matron Stakes

    Gainesway Stable's Cherry Lodge and WinStar Farm's Spirituality were well supported in their respective stakes debuts following impressive maiden victories, but failed to reach the winner's circle in their second starts.

  • Cathryn Sophia wins the Princess of Sylmar Stakes at Parx Racing

    Cathryn Sophia to Skip Breeders' Cup

    Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Cathryn Sophia will skip the Breeders' Cup, according to Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency, which will offer the filly at the Fasig Tipton November sale.

  • Rainha Da Bateria

    Top Fillies Square Off in E.P. Taylor

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien goes after another grade/group I win Oct. 16 in Woodbine's E.P. Taylor Presented by HPIBet (Can-IT) with Best In The World (by Galileo). The 3-year-old filly catches a pair of runners each from Chad Brown and Bill Mott.

  • Full Mast in September at Woodbine.

    Full Mast Back to Sprinting in Nearctic

    After racing well but failing to register a win in three turf races of one mile or longer, group III winner Full Mast will return to sprinting Sunday, Oct. 16 in the $300,000 Nearctic Stakes (Can-IIIT) at Woodbine.

  • A son of Kodiac brought 200,000 guineas Oct. 13

    Kodiac Colt Sets Tattersalls Book 3 Record

    A son of Kodiac lit up the first installment of Tattersalls October sale Book 3 Oct. 13, bringing a sale record of 200,000 guineas ($257,103), a figure that eclipsed the previous mark of 115,000 guineas ($147,835).

  • Churchill Contest Looks to Name Retired Horse

    Through social media contest public can name the horse that the Churchill Downs Foundation is donating to the Mounted Patrol Unit of the Louisville Metro Police Department  in partnership with the Louisville Metro Police Foundation.

  • Regulator's Simulcast Decision Awards Suffolk

    The Massachusetts Gaming Commission settled a long and acrimonious dispute over simulcasting revenues between the management teams of Suffolk Downs and Raynham Greyhound Park Oct. 13 by ruling in favor of the Thoroughbred track.

  • Songbird works Oct. 13 at Santa Anita

    Beholder, Songbird Work at Santa Anita

    A little more than three weeks out from their upcoming showdown in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), champions Beholder and Songbird went about their business minutes apart during the earliest morning workout session at Santa Anita Park.

  • Reverend John became the first winner for Noble's Promise with an Oct. 12 win at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

    Noble's Promise Gets First Winner

    Reverend John became the first winner for his sire Noble's Promise in a one mile maiden special weight for Indiana-breds at Indiana Grand Race Course Oct. 12.

  • Session-topping Dubawi colt at Tattersalls

    Dubawi Tops Again at Tattersalls

    Dubawi had just the one representative in Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale, and demand for the sire's progeny remained high.

  • Found after last year's Breeders' Cup Turf

    Found Seeks to Build on Success in Champion

    After breaking a string of runner-up finishes in most spectacular fashion, Found (IRE) will try for a second straight group I win Oct. 15, when she faces up to 18 rivals in the $1,586,000 QIPCO Champion Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot.

  • Theory in his July 30 maiden win at Saratoga Race Course

    Theory Makes Sense in Futurity

    Only five passed the entry box for Belmont Park’s $200,000 Futurity Stakes (gr. III), with impressive first-out maiden winner Theory figuring to be the one to beat.

  • La Coronel comes home strong to win the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes

    La Coronel Powers Home in Jessamine

    While champion Tepin is the barn's undisputed queen and Canadian Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse commands respect, 2-year-old La Coronel proved worthy to tread in their hoofprints Oct. 12 in the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT). 

  • Ancient Secret wins the 2016 Lake George Stakes.

    Ancient Secret Back in New York for Pebbles

    After a noncompetitive run in the Ontario Colleen Stakes (Can-IIIT) in her first trip out of town, Alpha Delta Stables' Ancient Secret will return to her home turf Oct. 15 in the $200,000 Pebbles Stakes at Belmont Park.

  • Four to be Inducted to IHRA Hall of Fame

    The Indiana Horse Racing Association, Inc. (IHRA) will hold its third annual Hall of Fame induction Monday, Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at The Columbia Club in downtown Indianapolis.

  • Runhappy

    Runhappy Works a Mile at Keeneland

    James McIngvale's Runhappy worked a mile in 1:38 4/5 under Hall of Fame rider Gary Stevens Oct. 12 at Keeneland. The son of Super Saver is being pointed toward the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I).