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Weiss Chosen to Head New ASPCA Equine Welfare Program

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 09:56
ASPCA will work collaboratively with stakeholders in both the rescue community and equine industries to help at-risk horses safely transition to new careers and homes.

Jockeys' Guild Set for Annual Assembly in December

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 09:56
The Jockeys' Guild Annual Assembly, sponsored by Betfair USA, will bring together Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys from around the country Dec. 11-12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.

Kobe's Back Arrives at Bonita Farm

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 09:56
Kobe's Back, a multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire sprinter and the first son of Flatter to stand in the Mid-Atlantic region, has arrived at Bonita Farm near Darlington, Md., to stand for the 2018 season.

Owner Conference Photos, Videos Available

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 09:56
The owner conference was held Monday, October 30, through Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar in Del Mar, Calif., to coincide with the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

Breeders' Cup Completes Comprehensive Testing Program

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 09:56
Breeders' Cup completed an unprecedented out of competition pre- and post-race testing program at this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar, Nov. 3-4, which included the testing of 195 horses.

NYTHA Says Split Sample Program Has Started

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 09:56
In a release sent to members, the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association said a split sample program for horsemen racing at New York Racing Association tracks started with opening day of the Aqueduct Racetrack fall meet Nov. 3.

2017 Keeneland November Sale Day 3 Recap

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 09:56
Claire Novak recaps day 3 of the Keeneland November sale with a look at the top hips of the day and comments Chris Richardson, Managing Director of Cheveley Park Stud and Yukio Shimokobe of Shimokobe Farm. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

Money Multiplier Faces Full Field in Red Smith

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 09:56
Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Money Multiplier will get a drop in class in the $200,000 Red Smith Handicap (G3T) at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 11, but he may not get much of a break.

Fools in Love Tops Keeneland's Third Day

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 09:56
Fools in Love, dam of group 2 winner Seahenge, was knocked down for $1 million to Cheveley Park Stud Nov. 9, the highest price early during the third session of the Keeneland November sale.

Arrogate Retains Top Spot in World Rankings

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 09:56
The last interim list before the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee meets in Hong Kong in December to debate the final, and official rankings for the year sees last year's top horse, Arrogate, holding on to the top spot.

Keogh Aims to Continue Keeneland Momentum

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 20:26
With the Keeneland November breeding stock sale off to a solid start during the first three sessions, James B. Keogh hopes the momentum is sustained during the fourth session Nov. 10.

Wingman Gives Trainer Serpe Milestone Win

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 20:26
Chester and Mary Broman's Wingman rallied from eighth to post a clear victory in the final race at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 9, giving veteran trainer Phil Serpe the 1,000th victory of his career.

Melmich Aims to Extend Win Streak in Autumn Stakes

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 20:26
Stephen Chesney and Cory Hoffman's Melmich will try to extend his perfect 2017 season when he faces just four other rivals in the $175,000 Autumn Stakes (G2) Nov. 12 at Woodbine.

Battle of Midway Retired to WinStar for 2018

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 20:26
WinStar Farm announced Nov. 9 that Battle of Midway, winner of the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Del Mar, has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty in 2018. His fee will be $20,000, stands and nurses.

$800,000 Curlin Mare Heads to Shimokobe Farm of Japan

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:20
Curlin Hawk, a Curlin mare in foal to Malibu Moon, was purchased by Japanese-based Shimokobe Farm, Polo Green Stable, as agent, for $800,000 to light up the Keeneland November bid board during the Nov. 9 session.

PNGI's Wilmott to Head American Gaming Association

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:20
The American Gaming Association (AGA) board of directors announced Nov. 9 it has elected Tim Wilmott, CEO of Penn National Gaming Inc., as the casino industry group's next chairman. 

Queens Ring Back to Defend Her QEII Cup Title

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:20
A month-long extravaganza of Japanese Group 1 races begins with a full field set for the Queen Elizabeth II Cup for fillies and mares Nov. 12 at Kyoto.

Will Mourinho Rebound in the Bob Hope Stakes?

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:20
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Bob Hope Stakes (G3) at Del Mar.

Jockeys and Jeans Stallion Season Auction Scheduled

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:20
On Dec. 1, the all volunteer group founded by former jockeys Jockeys and Jeans will hold its third annual stallion season auction, this year at Fasig-Tipton’s Seattle Slew Room in Lexington, to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

Kentucky Derby Museum Plans Major Renovation, Expansion

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:20
The Kentucky Derby Museum announces a $6.5 million renovation and expansion project, adding over 11,000 square feet of brand new space and renovation of an existing 5,000 square feet.