The Maryland Racing Commission on Oct. 19 adopted the Association of Racing Commissioners International model rules on medication penalties—rules that most observers thought the commission had adopted back in 2014.
The defending Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner readied Oct. 19 for his attempt to stretch out in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) on Nov. 4.
In its first industry conference Oct. 18 in Lexington, the Kentucky Equine Education Project celebrated important progress the group helped make a reality while continuing to emphasize the importance of all breeds working together.
The gray son of Unbridled's Song broke off well back of stablemate Mor Spirit but finished with a monster kick as he readies for an expected showdown with California Chrome.
With the continued urbanization of the U.S., speakers at the Kentucky Equine Education Project conference Oct. 18 in Lexington said it's more important than ever for industry participants to reach out to the general public.
Trainer Doug O'Neill said the son of Uncle Mo is progressing well toward the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I)
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A day full of stakes upsets on the Woodbine grass culminated with Erupt’s 12-1 stunner in the $1 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) Oct. 16.
China Horse Club and WinStar Farm's Theory emerged from the Oct. 15 Futurity (gr. III) at Belmont Park in fine fettle, according to trainer Todd Pletcher the day after the colt's 3 1/2-length triumph.
Former Canadian champion sprinter Calgary Cat stormed wide down the stretch and won in a tight finish over Stacked Deck and Conquest Enforcer in the $300,000 Nearctic Stakes (Can-IIT) Oct. 16 at Woodbine.
Arella Rockstar went from maiden claimer to grade III winner Oct. 16 at Belmont Park with a game victory over heavy favorite Cherry Lodge in the $200,000 Matron Stakes (gr. III).
Coming into her own over the summer, Vivlos struck for a classic victory Oct. 16 when taking the Shuka Sho (Jpn-I), the third jewel in Japan's Triple Crown for fillies, at Kyoto.
Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I) runner-up Ventura Storm rebounded to land his first group I win in the Premio del Jockey Club (Ity-I) Oct. 16 at San Siro in Milan.
It took Ken and Sarah Ramsey's 5-year-old mare Al's Gal 26 starts to earn her first graded win, but it was a whopper Oct. 16 at Woodbine.
Found could be aimed for a repeat bid in the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) following her runner-up finish to Almanzor in the QIPCO Champion Stakes (Eng-I) Oct. 15 on British Champions Day at Ascot.
Jockey Tyler Baze got a good feeling Nick Alexander's Enola Gray would take to a new surface for her first grass start Oct. 15, when the Grazen filly warmed up and traveled up the Santa Anita Park hillside turf course.
Ben's Cat, whose 26 stakes victories include three in the Maryland Million, had his final work Oct. 15 for "Maryland's Day at the Races," set for Oct. 22 at Laurel Park.
Time and Motion wore down Hawksmoor and held off Harmonize with a perfect run Oct. 15, edging her rivals to claim her first grade I in the final strides of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane's End (gr. IT) at Keeneland.
Craig Dollase, who recently received 19 horses from Mick Ruis, worked one of them Oct. 15 at Santa Anita Park: Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) winner Union Strike. Grade I winner Melatonin was also on the tab.
China Horse Club and WinStar Farm's Theory parlayed his success from a standout debut win at Saratoga Race Course into the graded stakes ranks Oct. 15 with another impressive score in the $200,000 Futurity Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park.
Stout-hearted filly Jameka made a powerful and sustained rally down the stretch to win the Aus$3 million Caulfield Cup (Aus-I) by three lengths over males Oct. 15, stamping herself as a horse to watch for the Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) next month.
French Derby (Fr-I) winner Almanzor for a second straight time got the best of Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Found, winning the £1.3 million QIPCO Champion Stakes (Eng-I), the centerpiece of QIPCO British Champions Day Oct. 15 at Ascot.
Filly phenom Minding tallied a seventh top-level win Oct. 15 when holding off Ribchester by a half length in the £1.2 million Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) on British Champions Day at Ascot.
As most of the barns at Los Alamitos Race Course only started to rustle with activity during the early morning Oct. 15, California Chrome stood like a sentinel at the top of the longest stretch run in North America.
Saratoga Special (gr. II) winner Gunnevera will be pointed to the Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) instead of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), trainer Antonio Sano said Oct. 14.
Important turf stakes are a hallmark of fall racing, and along with peak foliage this weekend, handicappers are treated to three top-tier grass races.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien said his Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) victress Found is "the most genuine horse I've ever seen," as the filly heads to QIPCO Champion Stakes (Eng-I) Oct. 15 at Ascot.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced Oct. 14 that tickets for the 2017 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II), and InfieldFest at Pimlico Race Course will go on sale at 10 a.m. EDT, Oct. 17.
Trainer John Sadler has had a deliberate plan for Stellar Wind's 2016 campaign, and so far, Hronis Racing's Curlin filly has checked off every box.
Gainesway Stable's Cherry Lodge and WinStar Farm's Spirituality were well supported in their respective stakes debuts following impressive maiden victories, but failed to reach the winner's circle in their second starts.
James Casey earned his 1,000th victory as a trainer Oct. 12 at Hollywood Casino Charles Town Races with Coach Casey, a 3-year-old gelding he owns and bred in West Virginia.
Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Cathryn Sophia will skip the Breeders' Cup, according to Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency, which will offer the filly at the Fasig Tipton November sale.
Queen Elizabeth II will not be at Woodbine Oct. 16, but will be represented by her first Canadian runner with Dartmouth entered in the $1 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT).
Trainer Aidan O'Brien goes after another grade/group I win Oct. 16 in Woodbine's E.P. Taylor Presented by HPIBet (Can-IT) with Best In The World (by Galileo). The 3-year-old filly catches a pair of runners each from Chad Brown and Bill Mott.
Four defending champions and six other past winners are among the 185 nominees to nine stakes on the 31st annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day program Oct. 22 at Laurel Park.
After racing well but failing to register a win in three turf races of one mile or longer, group III winner Full Mast will return to sprinting Sunday, Oct. 16 in the $300,000 Nearctic Stakes (Can-IIIT) at Woodbine.
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The Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) lost a heavy hitter Oct. 13 when it was announced that multiple grade I winner Cavorting is out due to cannon bone bruising.
A little more than three weeks out from their upcoming showdown in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), champions Beholder and Songbird went about their business minutes apart during the earliest morning workout session at Santa Anita Park.
With his impervious victory in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I), California Chrome (133) retains the top spot in the eighth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2016.
Memories of Silver sets a course record in winning 1996 Queen Elizabeth Challenge Cup.
Reverend John became the first winner for his sire Noble's Promise in a one mile maiden special weight for Indiana-breds at Indiana Grand Race Course Oct. 12.
After breaking a string of runner-up finishes in most spectacular fashion, Found (IRE) will try for a second straight group I win Oct. 15, when she faces up to 18 rivals in the $1,586,000 QIPCO Champion Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot.
Only five passed the entry box for Belmont Park’s $200,000 Futurity Stakes (gr. III), with impressive first-out maiden winner Theory figuring to be the one to beat.
While champion Tepin is the barn's undisputed queen and Canadian Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse commands respect, 2-year-old La Coronel proved worthy to tread in their hoofprints Oct. 12 in the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT).
Canadian Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse heads a field of nine 3-year-old fillies for the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane's End (gr. IT) at Keeneland Oct. 15.
After a noncompetitive run in the Ontario Colleen Stakes (Can-IIIT) in her first trip out of town, Alpha Delta Stables' Ancient Secret will return to her home turf Oct. 15 in the $200,000 Pebbles Stakes at Belmont Park.
James McIngvale's Runhappy worked a mile in 1:38 4/5 under Hall of Fame rider Gary Stevens Oct. 12 at Keeneland. The son of Super Saver is being pointed toward the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I).
Jockey Stewart Elliott won his first race of the current Santa Anita Park meet Oct. 9 when he guided Ward 'n Jerry to a neck victory in the sixth race for trainer Mike Puype. It ended a string of 21 straight losses for the 51-year-old journeyman.
Gary Barber's Keep Quiet emerged from his Oct. 9 victory in Keeneland's Dixiana Bourbon (gr. IIT) in good shape, according to Norman Casse, assistant to his father, trainer Mark Casse.
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