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  • Boyd Browning

    No Turf Showcase for Fasig-Tipton in 2018

    Fasig-Tipton will not conduct a second Turf Showcase that was held for the first time in 2017 in an effort to fill a niche for an auction designed to offer yearlings more likely to compete on turf based on their breeding or conformational traits.

  • Aqueduct Cancels Due to High Winds

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for Dec. 13 due to sustained high winds forecast to continue through the afternoon in the New York City metropolitan area. 

  • ABR Wired: Experience Hong Kong International Racing

    ABR Presents Experience Hong Kong International Racing

    Journey to Hong Kong with America's Best Racing and experience everything the Longines Hong Kong International Races have to offer. Take in the city, encounter the culture, and be wowed by top-class horse racing in an environment unlike any other.

  • Factum Relocated to Ohio from Florida

    Factum, a half brother to leading sire War Front, has been relocated from Florida to Poplar Creek Horse Center near Bethel, Ohio, where he'll stand for a private fee in 2018.

  • Rainbow Heir to Ocala Stud

    Eight-time black-type winner Rainbow Heir will enter stud in 2018 at Ocala Stud Farm in Central Florida upon his retirement from racing.

  • McKinzie (right) wins the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity Stakes via DQ

    The Week in Photos 12/12/2017

    Starlet, Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity, Hong Kong Cup, Hong Kong Mile, Hong Kong Sprint, Hong Kong Vase, Valedictory, Caribbean Classic, Caribbean Cup, Caribbean Cup Speed and more.

  • Casandra Branick One of Many Heroes

    Casandra Branick, barn manager and exercise rider for trainer Edward Freeman, would rather talk about the heroic deeds of so many others who risked their lives to save horses during the San Luis Rey Downs nightmare.

  • Eurico Da Silva was the meet's leading jockey with 203 wins

    McKnight, Da Silva Lead Woodbine Meet

    Leavem in Malibu scored in the Valedictory Stakes (G3) for Mark Casse, who finished second in the Woodbine trainer standings for the first time in over a decade as Norm McKnight took the lead with a five-win performance Dec. 10.

  • Horsemen at Los Alamitos Donate to San Luis Rey Victims

    The Quarter Horse Benevolent Charitable Foundation and Los Alamitos Race Course owner and CEO Dr. Edward Allred each donated $25,000, and F. Jack Liebau, vice president of the Los Alamitos Racing Association, donated $10,000 to relief efforts.

  • Horses from the barns of trainers Doug O'Neill and Sal Gonzalez jog around the Del Mar main track Dec. 10

    San Luis Rey Horsemen Begin to Recover From Fire

    If there was any indication healing from the devastating fire at San Luis Rey Training Center Dec. 7 was beginning, it was the return of humor Dec. 10 at Del Mar, where the majority of evacuated horses and horsemen have been relocated.

  • In My Opinion - Bill Oppenheim Graphic

    Oppenheim: Big Gains at Goffs and Tattersalls

    Clearly the market in Europe, as in America, is up, as demonstrated by the sale of three top fillies for $8 million or more: Songbird ($9.5 million) and Tepin ($8 million) at the Fasig-Tipton November sale; and Marsha, who sold 6 million guineas.

  • Lucky Lilac after her score in the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies at Hanshin Dec. 10

    Lucky Lilac Takes Hanshin Juvenile Fillies

    Lucky Lilac (JPN) circled the leaders into the stretch run in the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (G1) Dec. 10, grabbed the lead and held off Lily Noble (JPN) by three-quarters of a length, giving her sire, Orfevre (JPN), his first grade 1 winner.

  • Gun Runner at Fair Grounds

    Gun Runner Logs Second Pegasus Work

    Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Gun Runner had his second timed work Dec. 10 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in preparation for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Highland Reel wins the Hong Kong Vase, the seventh top-level win of his racing career

    Highland Reel Goes Out a Winner in Hong Kong Vase

    Making the final start of his globetrotting career, Highland Reel reversed the order of finish from the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T) a month earlier, defeating Talismanic in the Longines Hong Kong Vase (G1) Dec. 10 at Sha Tin by 1 3/4 lengths.

  •  Jala Jala wins the Caribbean Classic Stakes with Irad Ortiz Jr. at Gulfstream Park

    Ortiz, Douglas Star in Clasico Internacional del Caribe

     Jala Jala's Clasico del Caribe win capped a big day for jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., who earlier on the stakes card also won aboard Mexico's Jaguaryu in the $124,000 Copa Dama and Panama's Coltimus Prime in the $91,000 Copa Invitacional.

  • Mobile Bay with jockey Diego Saenz scores his second straight win in the Louisiana Champions Day Classic at Fair Grounds.

    Mobile Bay Battles Back in LA Champions Day Classic

    Tigertail Ranch homebred Mobile Bay opened up by nine lengths in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes, but his competition caught up in the stretch and he had to fight to the wire to secure his second consecutive victory in the race. 

  • California Chrome

    Taylor Made Donates California Chrome Season

    Taylor Made Stallions and the California Chrome syndicate have donated a no-guarantee season to California Chrome to aid in helping backstretch workers most affected by the fires in California.

  • Silent Sting wins the Kingarvie Stakes at Woodbine

    Silent Sting Takes Kingarvie

    Stronach Stables' Silent Sting came flying through the stretch along the rail to win the $125,000 Kingarvie Stakes for Ontario-sired 2-year-olds Dec. 9 at Woodbine.

  • Dream Tree wins the Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos Race Course

    Dream Tree Draws Off in Easy Starlet Triumph

    One race after taking the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity (G1) with McKinzie, Dream Tree gave trainer Bob Baffert the sweep of the day's top-level tests when she drew clear of Yesterday's News in the stretch to take $300,000 Starlet Stakes (G1).

  • Trainer Jeff Runco, left, wins his 4,000th career race Dec. 9 with Vua Saigon at Laurel Park

    Jeff Runco Celebrates 4,000th Victory

    With Vua Saigon's win in the fifth race on the Dec. 9 Laurel Park card, trainer Jeff Runco joined an exclusive club as he becomes just the twelfth conditioner in the history of North American Thoroughbred racing to reach the 4,000 win plateau.  

  • San Luis Rey Downs smolders in the aftermath of a devastating fire

    Equine Death Toll From San Luis Rey Fire at 46

    The equine death toll from the devastating brushfire that ripped through San Luis Rey Downs Training Center Dec. 7 is at 46 as of the morning of Dec. 9, according to officials at the California Horse Racing Board.