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  • China Horse Club founder and chairman Teo Ah Khing (left) with Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert

    Abel Tasman Heads Cotillion

    Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Abel Tasman has set her sights on year-end honors and a hefty purse in the $1 million Cotillion (G1).

  • Upset A.P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase Stakes winner Swansea Mile will face Modem again in the Lonesome Glory Handicap

    Modem Aims to Connect in Lonesome Glory Handicap

    Robert A. Kinsley has been upgrading his racing stable with imported hurdlers, and a key piece of that upgrade, Modem (GB), will have an opportunity to establish his value Sept. 21 in Belmont Park's $150,000 Lonesome Glory Handicap (NSA-1).

  • Craig Bernick of Glen Hill Farm

    Glen Hill's Purchases Include $285,000 Orb Filly

    After being quiet during the early part of the Keeneland September yearling sale, Glen Hill Farm's Craig Bernick has been busy, with one of his purchases being an Orb filly bought for $285,000 during the Sept. 18 session.

  • Mike Ryan

    Ryan Buys a 'Very Special' Cairo Prince Colt

    Agent Mike Ryan, the current second-leading buyer at the Keeneland September yearling sale, could barely contain his excitement over a Cairo Prince colt he bought for $350,000 during the Sept. 18 first session of Book 4.

  • Cathryn Sophia, the morning after her 2016 Kentucky Oaks victory

    Cathryn Sophia, Her Emmynency to Keeneland November

    Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Cathryn Sophia and Her Emmynency, winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1T) at Keeneland, have been consigned by Bedouin Bloodstock to Keeneland's 2017 November breeding stock sale, which begins Nov. 7.

  • Arrogate works a half-mile at Santa Anita in :49 3/5 with Rafael Bejarano aboard

    Baffert Sees 'Big Improvements' in Arrogate

    Traveling over the Santa Anita Park main track by himself the morning of Sept. 18, Arrogate, with Rafael Bejarano aboard, worked a half-mile in :49 3/5, cutting splits of :12 2/5 and :25 1/5 before galloping out to five furlongs in 1:02 3/5. 

  • Penny Chenery and Secretariat

    ABR's Pedulla: Chenery Inspired Young Women

    Chenery understood her place in racing history as the breeder and owner of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat. She was understandably proud of that.

  • Woodbine Plans Aftercare Day on Oct. 15

    The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced today that Woodbine Entertainment will host TAA Day on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2017, coinciding with the grade 1 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine.  

  • T.I.P Thoroughbred of the Year SSO Valor

    SSO Valor, Two Riders Earn T.I.P. Awards

    The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Sept. 18 announced the recipients of its two non-competition awards, the T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the T.I.P. Young Rider of the Year Award, for 2017.

  • Nominations Being Accepted for Pete Pedersen Award

    The deadline to nominate a steward for the Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) 2017 Pete Pedersen Award, which is awarded to stewards who have served the sport of horse racing with distinction, is Oct. 15, 2017. 

  • Capla Temptress gets a 3/4-length victory over Dixie Moon in the Natalma

    Capla Temptress Earns Breeders' Cup Berth in Natalma

    Exploding down the stretch while coming from well off the pace, Irish-bred invader Capla Temptress took the $250,000 Natalma Stakes (G1T) Sept. 17 in her North American debut, stamping her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

  • Untamed Domain passes Hemp Hemp Hurray in the final strides of the Summer Stakes Sept. 17

    Untamed Domain Grinds Out Summer Stakes Victory

    Untamed Domain, an Animal Kingdom 2-year-old colt trained by Graham Motion for West Point Thoroughbreds, sat off the pace and finished with enough in the tank to run down Hemp Hemp Hurray in the Summer Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine Sept. 17.

  • Malagacy takes the Rebel Stakes by two lengths in March

    Malagacy to Return to Training After Layoff

    Given the summer off, Sumaya U.S. Stable's Malagacy is expected to soon return to the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher, owner Oussama Aboughazale said Sept. 17 while attending the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Patrona Margarita opens up on her competition in the stretch of the Pocahontas Stakes

    Patrona Margarita Surges to Pocahontas Victory

    Stretching out in distance seemed to do the trick for Patrona Margarita who pulled away from her competition in the stretch to win the Sept. 16. $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. 

  • Ron Winchell speaks with reporters at the Keeneland September sale

    Huckabays Rewarded by Trappe Shot Investment

    Jody and Michelle Huckabay bought an interest in Trappe Shot, and during the Sept. 16 session of Keeneland September yearling sale, they were rewarded when a filly by the Claiborne Farm stallion was sold for $480,000.

  • The Tabulator picks up his first victory under the Twin Spires

    The Tabulator Charges to Iroquois Win

    Carolyn Wilson's The Tabulator picked up an automatic berth to the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) and 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby with a strong run in the $150,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs.

  • Chublicious wins the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash by a neck over Blu Moon Ace

    Chublicious Upsets De Francis Dash at 10-1

    The field may have been scratched down to four for the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3), but David Gruskos' Chublicious still found a way to provide a stunner in the six-furlong sprint at Laurel Park.

  • Romantic Vision wins the Locust Grove Stakes Sept. 16

    Romantic Vision Upsets Locust Grove

    Jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. expertly guided Romantic Vision along the rail to victory in the $100,000 Locust Grove Stakes (G3) Sept. 16 at Churchill Downs. 

  • Wise Gal becomes her sire's first black-type winner in the Selima Stakes at Laurel Park

    Wise Gal First Black-Type Winner for Einstein

    Wise Gal, bred and owned by Eric Wirth and trained by Dove Houghton, drove away from her opponents impressively to win the $100,000 Selima Stakes Sept. 16 at Laurel Park. She is the first black-type winner for her sire, Einstein.

  • Humidor wins the Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington

    Lane, Humidor Rally to Win Makybe Diva Stakes

    Within 90 minutes of picking himself up off the turf, jockey Damien Lane would win the group 2 Let's Elope Stakes before coming from last on Humidor to take the group 1 PFD Food Services Makybe Diva Stakes.

  • Winx wins the 2017 Colgate Optic White Stakes at Randwick

    Winx Makes it 20 Straight Wins With Randwick Triumph

    After a few anxious moments where jockey Hugh Bowman was uncharacteristically getting to work on Australia's superstar mare, Winx responded with her usual kick to score a victory in the Colgate Optic White Stakes Sept. 16, her 20th straight win.

  • Trainer Louis Roussel III stands with Heavens Whisper, who brought him his 1,000th win Sept. 15 in a maiden event at Arlington International Racecourse under jockey Jose Valdivia Jr.

    Trainer Louie Roussel Joins 1,000-Win Club

    Trainer Louie Roussel III, who conditioned 1988 Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner Risen Star, earned his 1,000th victory when a horse he owns, Heavens Whisper, won the fourth race at Arlington International Sept. 15 on debut.