Yellow Agate found some punch in deep stretch and just edged Libby's Tail to score a narrow victory in the $400,000 Frizette Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.
Australia's newly minted Horse of the Year Winx heads to the W.S. Cox Plate (Aus-I) later this month after vanquishing just two opponents in the Caulfield Stakes (Aus-I) Oct. 8 for her 12th consecutive victory.
While the weather offered up a perfect fall day in Saturday, Oct. 8, in Lexington, the power at Keeneland and in the surrounding area was out.
After two hours of discussion Oct. 7 about the ongoing dates dispute in Northern California, the California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee made a recommendation for the regulatory agency's full monthly meeting Oct. 20.
Dancing Rags seized the advantage from early leader Caroline Test in early stretch, then powered home to a clear win in the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 7 at Keeneland.
Jump Sucker Stable's Blacktype will try for a fourth straight victory and third straight graded stakes score against an expected eight rivals in the Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) on a holiday Monday Oct. 10 card at Belmont Park.
Nothing could stop Green Lantern Stables' A. P. Indian as he blazed toward the Keeneland finish line Oct. 7 in the $250,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (gr. II).
It was a move trainer Doug O'Neill hopes will bring him to the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita on Nov. 5.
The 2016 Fall Turf Festival at Gulfstream Park West is on schedule to start Oct. 8, having emerged unscathed from the threat of Hurricane Matthew that prompted a three-day postponement.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien continues his raid on Newmarket's group Is, enjoying a 1-2 finish in the Dubai Fillies' Mile Oct. 7 as Rhododendron led in Hydrangea by a clear margin; both are now under consideration for next month's Breeders' Cup.
The inaugural edition of the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards Sponsored by Godolphin concluded Oct. 7 at Keeneland. Winners were honored in five categories along with runners-up.
International Federation of Horseracing Authorities chairman Louis Romanet outlined a history and achievements of the organization at the International Conference of Horseracing Authorities Oct. 3 in France.
Confident federal courts will smile on his opinion that state "jail-time" rules restricting when and where a claimed horse can race go against federal commerce laws, among others, owner Jerry Jamgotchian will file another lawsuit Oct. 7.
Two Hearts Farm and Don Janes' Fioretti will attempt to join Excitable Lady (1982-83) as the only repeat winners of the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) when she faces seven opponents Oct. 8 at Keeneland.
NBC plans racing broadcasts on Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9.
Obviously will take his fifth shot at the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) after a run in the grade II City of Hope Mile.
In a short field of five starters for the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 9, three graded stakes winners will try to capitalize on grade I winner I'm a Chatterbox's one-for-three record at Keeneland.
Churchill Downs’ September meet posted strong handle growth this year, with all-sources and average daily wagering up 13.9% during the 11-day stand that concluded Oct. 2.
Despite reservations expressed by owner J. Paul Reddam after what he called "the worst performance of (Nyquist's) life" in the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II), the Uncle Mo colt will target the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
After a narrow victory in the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT), Beach Patrol will try for a second straight graded stakes win against other 3-year-olds on the turf Oct. 8 in the Hill Prince Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.
Mongolian Saturday, a surprise winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) at Keeneland, makes his first start of the year in the U.S. in the Oct. 8 Woodford Stakes (gr. IIIT) in Lexington.
Maybe not as strong as any of the four grade Is on Belmont's Oct. 8 program, but the Kelso Handicap (gr. II) is an intriguing one-turn mile with a field of seven.
Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson appears set to continue his tear through the top-level sprints on the Southern California circuit in the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I) Oct. 8 at Santa Anita Park.
St. Elias Stable's Nonna Mela routed a field of well-meant juvenile fillies Aug. 19 in the Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at nearly 9-1 odds, but the daughter of Arch will be no bargain Oct. 10 in the $400,000 Frizette Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.
While this year's $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (gr. I) lacks superstar power, the field of six older horses is an interesting mix of consistent veterans and less consistent types who have at times flashed talent.
Training titans of both coasts will square off in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes (gr. I) at a flat mile Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.
The New York Racing Association's racing office was only able to drum up five rivals for Lady Eli in the $500,000 Flower Bowl Stakes (gr. IT) for older fillies and mares Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.
Tepin aims to become the first horse to win the First Lady (gr. IT) in consecutive seasons. Her connections hope the race sets her up for a Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) repeat Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park.
Pure Sensation will try for a third straight stakes win sprinting on the grass when he faces an expected nine other starters in the $150,000 Belmont Turf Sprint Invitational Stakes Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.
Classic Empire needs to get over his problems leaving the starting gate, but if he does so, he looks to be the top runner in the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland.
Keeneland milestone trophy program, which honors the track's most successful owners, has added a gold vase.
An extremely deep roster will take a crack at the $1 million purse of the Shadwell Turf Mile. Last year's winner Grand Arch will tackle invaders from every direction as a half dozen grade I winners square off.
After watching Godolphin Racing's Frosted breeze Oct. 5 at Greentree Training Center, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin confirmed the gray son of Tapit will train up to the Breeders' Cup.
Through the first nine months of 2016, pari-mutuel wagering is slightly up and purses are slightly down compared with the same nine months of 2015.
Gulfstream Park officials announced Oct. 4 that racing at Gulfstream Park West has been postponed Wednesday through Friday because of approaching Hurricane Matthew.
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a comprehensive stakes schedule with 60 stakes worth more than $6.79 million for the 145th Thoroughbred racing season at the New Orleans oval scheduled to begin Saturday, Nov. 19.
There will be no battle of September race dates in Kentucky this year, as the 2017 schedule will look a lot like 2016.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission didn't change a stewards' ruling that a Graham Motion-trained horse raced with too much methocarbamol in its system, but the KHRC did alter the sanctions levied against the classic-winning trainer.
A. P. Indian, the top sprinter on the East Coast this summer, heads a seven-horse field for Keeneland's Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (gr. II) Oct. 7. He was scratched from last Saturday's grade I Vosburgh Stakes due to the wet conditions.
Normandy Farm's Daddys Lil Darling, winner of the Sept. 17 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) in her most recent start at Churchill Downs, headlines a field of 14 2-year-old fillies entered for the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (gr. I) at Keeneland Oct. 7.
Fletcher and Carolyn Gray’s multiple grade I winner I’m a Chatterbox breezed five furlongs in :59 over a fast main track at Keeneland Oct. 4 in preparation for the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I).
All-sources and average daily handle increased 1.2% during the 11-day September meet at Churchill Downs that ended Oct. 2, according to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
Racing in South Florida moves to Gulfstream Park West beginning Oct. 5 for the start of the 40-day Fall Turf Festival.
Grade I winner Pretty City Dancer, a leading contender for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), will miss her planned start in the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 7 at Keeneland because of a minor ankle injury, trainer Mark Casse said.
Chris Davis, the son of Chicago-based trainer Liane Davis and Arlington assistant starter Hershell Davis, will launch his training career during Keeneland's fall meet, which begins Oct. 7.
Gulfstream Park concluded its 117-day summer meet Oct. 1 with a 14% increase in total wagering and average daily handle up 11%.
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Trainer Allan Hunter returned to saddling horses at Gulfstream Park, starting one horse at the Hallandale Beach, Fla., track.
Jockey Steve Hamilton earned the first victory of his comeback from retirement, piloting owner/trainer Robert Vukelic's Bo Vuk to a 4 3/4-length victory in the third race at Laurel Park.
Ashleyluvssugar continued his roll toward the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) with his second straight game victory Oct. 2 in the John Henry Turf Championship (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park.
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