"The other Casse," Conquest Daddyo was overlooked off a runner-up finish in the Aug. 15 Vandal Stakes at Woodbine Aug. 15, but finds himself a graded stakes victor in just his third start.
Matthew Schera's Cage Fighter got a perfect stalking trip and kicked clear in the stretch to capture his first stakes in the $200,000 PTHA President's Cup Sept. 12 at Parx Racing.
Finding two-turn racing to his liking, Cocked and Loaded used a powerful move in the far turn to open a clear advantage and was not threatened in the stretch in winning the $150,000 Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) Saturday.
Magdalena Racing's Dothraki Queen splits 2-year-old fillies in mid-stretch and draws clear to win the $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) Sept. 12 at Churchill Downs. Just Wicked, the 1-2 favorite, tires and finishes fourth.
Catch a Glimpse offered her rivals barely that in the $200,000 Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 12 at Woodbine, setting the pace and then rolling away to a five-length victory.
Starting for the first time in 10 months, Fawkner fought out a spirited finish in the Makybe Diva Stakes (Aus-I) with Rising Romance to win by a short head Sept. 12 at Flemington.
Flaxman Holdings' Tacticus, a homebred son of A.P. Indy, went wire to wire in winning Belmont Park's $197,000 Temperence Hill Stakes at 1 5/8 miles. V. E. Day, the 1-2 favorite, was second.
Held on September 11, 2015, the TOBA Awards honor owners and breeders from 24 states and Canada. Watch Video
Stephen Foster (gr. I) winner Noble Bird will sit out the rest of the year after emerging from the Aug. 8 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course with a hip injury, trainer Mark Casse said Sept. 12.
In a wild finish to the Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I), Golden Horn swerved out into challenging Free Eagle but got across the finish line first before surviving a stewards' inquiry Sept. 12 at Leopardstown.
In a rousing finish to the Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I), filly Simple Verse got her head over the finish line first from Bondi Beach, who was awarded the victory after a stewards' inquiry Sept. 12 at Doncaster
The latest chapter in the 140-year history of Lexington's Red Mile harness operation began Sept. 12, with the opening of a $42 million renovation to include historical racing and live and simulcast wagering.
Ian Tapp previews the 2015 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, including comments from Geoffrey Russell, Director of Sales at Keeneland, and Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency. Watch Video
- By Myra Lewyn
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
Ken and Sarah Ramsey were named National Owner of the Year and National Breeder of the Year the evening of Sept. 11 during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association national awards dinner held at Hill 'n' Dale Farms.
Kaleem Shah's Bayern, last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner, will stand at Hill 'n' Dale Farms in 2016.
Kentucky Downs has postponed its Sept. 12 race card because of a rain-softened turf course and will move each race to Sept. 14, according to track president Corey Johnsen.
Ian Tapp previews the 2015 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, including comments from Geoffrey Russell, Director of Sales at Keeneland, and Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency.
English classic winner Night of Thunder, a son of Darley's red-hot sire Dubawi, will take up stud duties at Darley's Kildangan Stud in Ireland 2016.
The Pizza Man, who became the first Illinois-bred to win the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 15, will make his next start at Keeneland with an eye on the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and beyond.
One of the nice things about my drive to the office is passing Keeneland each day. In the past few weeks it's been fun to watch the tents go up that will house the various added seating for the Breeders/ Cup. read blog
Suffolk Downs has created a new stakes race, the $75,000 Suffolk Downs Distaff Turf, for the next festival day Oct. 3.
Fasig-Tipton will stage The Florida Sale, its premier juvenile in-training sale, at Gulfstream Park Wednesday, March 2.
Tapiture, Winchell Thoroughbreds' multiple grade II-winning son Tapit, will stand at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington following the 2015 racing season.
Visuals Director Anne M. Eberhardt looks back on the career of Wise Dan. read blog
Laurel Park will open its fall meet Sept. 12 while it continues working on renovating its grandstand.
The staying power of Kentucky-bred Storm the Stars will be tested Sept. 12 at Doncaster, when he meets six opponents in the Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I).
After just more than a year in business as North America's newest draw game solution, EquiLottery has officially joined the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries as an associate member.
With temperatures touching triple digits in Southern California recently, trainer Richard Mandella took it easy on Beholder Sept. 11 at Santa Anita Park.
Keeneland's September yearling sale begins Sept. 14 with a six-book catalog of 4,164 yearlings. Sellers and sale company are optimistic ahead of Book 1's three-day run.
The United States Anti-Doping Agency says it acted appropriately when allowing Floyd Mayweather to receive an intravenous injection before his May 2 fight with Manny Pacquiao.
You are watching the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s 30th Annual National Awards Dinner, held at Hill 'n' Dale Farms in Lexington, Kentucky. TOBA honors owners and breeders from 24 states and Canada. Also honored are four Regional Owners of the Year, National Owner of the Year, National Breeder of the Year, National Small Breeder of the Year, Broodmare of the Year, Rood & Riddle Sport Horse of the Year, Claiming Crown Horse of the Year and the Robert N. Clay Award.
Juvenile racing has held a controversial place in American racing since the late 1800s.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs. read blog
Silver Max, a consistent turf miler who went 12-5-1 in a 27-start career and won the 2013 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland over Wise Dan, has been retired. He will stand at Adena Springs North for 2016.
Five proven graded winners will try for their first top-level victory in North America Sept. 13 in the $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes Presented by HPIBet (Can-IT) at Woodbine.
Kentucky Downs cancelled its final eight races Sept. 10 after jockeys decided not to ride on a rain-softened turf course they felt was unsafe.
Since relocating from England, Flaxman Holdings' homebred Hoop of Colour hasn't had a misfire, and she will look to keep her unblemished North American record intact in the $300,000 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine.
- By Steve Haskin
How do you choose the crowning legacy of a person's career, especially when that person is John Nerud, who had so many careers and has left so many legacies it's difficult to single one out? read blog
A new strategic alliance announced Sept. 9 is expected to bring China much closer to establishing the foundation required to host internationally-recognized Thoroughbred racing.
After a 17-year absence, live Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing with pari-mutuel wagering returns to Casper, Wyo., for four days: Sept. 12-13 and 19-20.
The Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee of the Kentucky legislature has voted 6-2 to find a proposed regulation permitting racetracks the option of carding furosemide-free races "deficient."
Calgary Cat, Canada's defending sprint champion, seeks a repeat in the Sept. 13 Bold Venture Stakes (Can-III) at 6 1/2 furlongs. Making his second start off a long layoff is two-time sprint champ (2011-12) Essence Hit Man.
Taylor Made Farm will put on three "California Chrome Fan Days" Sept. 25-27, when fans can view the dual classic winner behind the scenes at the Nicholasville, Ky., farm.
American Pharoah and Golden Horn both received their first losses of the season in August, but the pair maintained their two top spots in the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings.
John Gunther's Glennwood Farm announced Sept. 10 that multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Last Gunfighter has been retired from racing.
Centaur Gaming, which owns and operates Indiana-based Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, Indiana Grand Racing and Casino, and several off-track betting facilities, has joined the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity.
Betfair, the exchange wagering giant and owner of U.S. advance-deposit wagering company and racing channel TVG, plans to merge with Paddy Power to become one of the world's largest public online betting and gaming companies.
NJ.com reports New Jersey horsemen have joined Gov. Chris Christie and the state legislature in filing a motion asking the full U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals consider the state's efforts to allow sports wagering.
The Pickett Factor will try to extend his Louisiana Downs win streak to four straight races when he starts in a graded stakes for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 12 in the $400,000 Super Derby (gr. II).
Last year's Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner V. E. Day will get a class break on Saturday, Sept. 12 when he starts in the $200,000 Temprence Hill Stakes at Belmont Park.
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