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  • Gainesway Farm 2016

    Tapit's World

    A look at three-time leading sire Tapit, from his up and down racing career to record heights as a stallion.

  • Lot 541, a filly by Galileo, sells for €1.1 million Nov. 22

    Galileo Filly Tops Goffs November Foal Sale

    The third lot into the ring Nov. 22, the feature day of the Goffs November foal sale, provided the highlight to three days of foal trade that saw turnover rise by 43% and average by 22% over the equivalent sessions in 2016.

  • TCA Youth Essay Contest Winner Announced

    Thoroughbred Charities of America is pleased to announce the winner of the Fifth Annual TCA Youth Essay Contest. Aaron Foley, 10, of San Bruno, California, has been named the winner of the contest.

  • Eagle

    Eagle and Scuba Head Hawthorne Gold Cup Return

    Restoration of the Hawthorne Gold Cup (G3) after a one-year hiatus created options for grade 1-placed, grade 3 winner Eagle, who is the 8-5 morning line favorite in the 1 1/4-mile test Nov. 25 at Hawthorne Race Course.

  • What's Going On Here: Holding Court

    Robert Courtney Sr., who left us last week at 96, is celebrated not only for his long and distinguished career as a breeder and horseman, but as somebody who was always willing to help the next guy.

  • Six on the Vox Populi Ballot

    Created by the late Penny Chenery, the Vox Populi Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public.

  • Giving Thanks: Thoroughbred Times Days

    It was the winter of 1986, and I was in a major lull in my potential writing career. I was just becoming enthusiastic about racing again after a brief hiatus in 1982, '83 and '84, during which my wife Joan and I had become fanatic birdwatchers

  • TRF Announces New Board Members

    The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation announced the addition of four new members to the Board of Directors: Paul H. Saylor, Maggie Wolfendale-Morley, Robert Masiello, and Erin Birkenhauer.

  • Tricky Escape wins the 2017 Cardinal Handicap

    The Week in Photos 11/21/2017

    Mile Championship, Cardinal Handicap, BOCHK Jockey Club Cup, BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Mile, BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Sprint, Cary Grant, Desi Arnaz, Louisiana Legacy, Louisiana Jewel, Frost King, Glorious Song, and more.

  • Tricky Escape's win in the Cardinal Handicap has been reinstated to grade 3 status

    Cardinal Handicap Reinstated to Grade 3 Status

    The American Graded Stakes Committee has reinstated the Nov. 18 running of the Cardinal Handicap over the main track at Churchill Downs to grade 3 status following a review of the 1 1/8-mile test originally slated to be conducted on the turf.

  • Boarding - Home Is Where The Horse Is

    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.

  • Santa Anita's initiative aims to attract out-of-state horsemen

    Santa Anita Institutes 'Ship and Stay' Program

    With its traditional Winter Meet opener looming Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park announced a first-ever "Ship and Stay" program that is intended to attract out-of-state horsemen and to incentivize them to keep running in California throughout the new year.

  • Heartwood pulls off a big upset in the Steel Valley Sprint Stakes

    Heartwood Upsets Steel Valley Sprint

    Heartwood recovered from a minor stumble at the start and four-wide trip around the turn to post a big upset victory at odds of 68-1 in the $200,000 Steel Valley Sprint Stakes at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course Nov. 20.

  • Songbird at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton November sale

    Songbird to be Bred to Arrogate in 2018

    Mating options for nine-time graded 1 winner Songbird are plentiful, but after evaluation of pedigree and consideration of various sires' physicals and types, it was champion 3-year-old colt Arrogate that was the best fit for her first breeding.

  • Coca-Cola Official Soft Drink Partner of Kentucky Derby

    Churchill Downs, the legendary home of the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve and the Longines Kentucky Oaks (both G1), today announced a five-year partnership with local bottler Coca-Cola Consolidated.

  • Daddys Lil Darling works over the turf course at Keeneland in October

    Daddys Lil Darling Tops Mrs. Revere Stakes

    Normandy Farm homebred Daddys Lil Darling is set to take on a field of 10 other 3-year-old fillies in the $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (G2T) Nov. 24 at Churchill Downs, where she has finished first or second in three graded stakes efforts.

  • Win the War surges ahead of Grace and Dignity to win the Glorious Song Stakes in the Woodbine stretch

    Win the War Dominates Glorious Song Stakes

    Win the War waited patiently to make her move around fading favorite Grace and Dignity, who set a quick early pace, and drew off to a 11 1/4-length win in the $100,000 Glorious Song Stakes at Woodbine. 

  • Munnings' A Morning's Work, Newmarket Heath

    Munnings Painting Tops 2017 Sporting Art Auction

    Spirited bidding and the sale of Sir Alfred Munnings' A Morning's Work, Newmarket Heath for $186,300, including buyer premium, highlighted the fifth annual Sporting Art Auction, held the afternoon of Nov. 19 at Keeneland.

  • Hoppertunity won the 2014 Clark

    Hoppertunity, Diversify Head Clark Handicap

    Multiple grade 1 winner Hoppertunity will attempt to join an exclusive club of two-time winners when he lines up for his fourth $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (G1) Nov. 24 at Churchill Downs.