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After the First Lady Stakes (G1T) turned out to be too salty for his taste, trainer Neil Drysdale looked north and found a much more palatable spot for his 4-yrar-old filly Simply Breathless (GB).
Many big hitters left town by the time Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale kicked off Oct. 17, but agent Anthony Stroud's perseverance was rewarded when he signed for a brace of six-figure lots during a decidedly solid day of trade.
The West Virginia Racing Commission is investigating the suspicious disposal of an apparent euthanized racehorse from Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack, & Resort, an incident also being investigated by local law enforcement.
J. Keeler Johnson analyzes how the slow, tiring main track at Santa Anita could impact the Breeders' Cup.
WinStar Farm confirmed Oct. 17 that American classic-placed, grade 1 winner Bodemeister has been sold to the Jockey Club of Turkey and will be relocated pending export requirements.
Trainer Mike Maker, who developed ex-claimers Da Big Hoss, Bigger Picture, and Zulu Alpha into high-class grass stayers, worked his magic yet again in the $150,000 Sycamore Stakes (G3T) Oct. 17 at Keeneland when Marzo pulled off a 14-1 surprise.
With a problematic start to the fall meet at Keeneland in terms of equine safety, track officials are working on every possible angle to address the problem, including moving forward on efforts to reform medication policies in the state.
A look at a featured race on the NYRA Fox Sports 2 broadcast.
The 2020 stallion roster at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud will be led by top-three second-crop sire Cairo Prince, whose fee will remain at $25,000 for the third consecutive year.
Repossession, a 2-year-old daughter of War Front and a half sister to two-time champion Tepin, debuts in Keeneland's second race Oct 18.
by Chris McGrath NEWMARKET, UK–This was more like it. Not quite so many flashy vehicles in the car park, and much the same held true of the horsepower in the catalogue as well. Just a proper test of horsemanship, a chance to sieve out some affordable quality with your own eye. With all the obvious
After a euthanized Mountaineer horse was allegedly dumped at a landfill, the following statement was released on behalf of the West Virginia Racing Commission Thursday: “The West Virginia Racing Commission is reviewing and investigating the circumstances surrounding the recent incident involving a racehorse at Mountaineer Park. All horses, including the horse in question, undergo a
Luck at the Cup, a talk show that will spotlight some of the industry’s most iconic personalities as they prepare for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, is set to premier Friday. Hosted by racing broadcaster Nick Luck and modeled after his popular television program in the UK, Luck on Sunday, the six-episode series will
Bodemeister (Empire Maker–Untouched Talent, by Storm Cat), sire of GI Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming from his first crop, is relocating to Turkey, WinStar Farm announced Thursday. Pending export requirements, the 10-year-old will take up residence at the Jockey Club of Turkey Stud Farm. From four crops of racing age, Bodemeister is the sire of
More details are emerging as to the grounds by which Mick Ruis, trainer of 2018 GI Santa Anita Derby runner-up Bolt d’Oro (Medaglia d’Oro), is seeking a public review on Justify (Scat Daddy)’s scopolamine positive subsequent to winning the race, and the circumstances that led to those test findings being dismissed. As first reported in
HALF TO TEPIN DEBUTS AT KEENELAND By Christie DeBernardis Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 2nd-KEE, $71K, Msw, 2yo, f, 1 1/16mT, 1:39 p.m. ET LNJ Foxwoods went to $750,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale to acquire REPOSSESSION (IRE) (War Front), who is a half-sister to two-time champion Tepin (Bernstein), and she debuts in this
Omaha Beach (War Front) will make his next start in the GI Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, according to Ed Golden’s Santa Anita Stable Notes. “We put our heads together and that’s the decision,” Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella said of the Fox Hill Farms colorbearer. Omaha Beach worked four furlongs in :48.20 (8/29) at
Gwen Reardon, the sculptor and artist responsible for the spectacular bronze horses at Lexington’s Thoroughbred Park, will sell over 60 pieces from her personal collection at auction Nov. 8, 2019 conducted by Bluegrass Auction, Appraisal & Realty LLC. Reardon, 87, is well known for her life-size bronze sculptures of famous equines, which have been commissioned
Brereton C. Jones’s Airdrie Stud has announced stud fees for their roster for the 2020 breeding season. New stallion Preservationist, a Grade I-winning millionaire son of Arch, will stand for $10,000 and joins a young roster headlined by Cairo Prince (Pioneerof the Nile) whose fee will remain at $25,000 for a third consecutive year. Cairo
The following is an open letter from Patrick Cummings, Executive Director of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: West Virginia’s problems are the entire industry’s problems. A horrific photograph emerged from West Virginia Oct. 16 in which it appears a horse, presumably euthanized previously, was dumped in a landfill, still with leg bandages in place. A police
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