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Elite Sires Well-Represented at Goffs Foal Sale

2 hours 18 min ago
Some 775 lots have been scheduled to sell in Part 1 of the Goffs November Foal Sale from Nov. 19-21, before mares take center stage on Thursday and Friday.

Beauty Generation Impresses in Jockey Club Mile

2 hours 18 min ago
Beauty Generation confirmed his status atop the world's turf milers, and Joao Moreira celebrated his return to Hong Kong with a victory.

Stelvio Closes Late to Win Mile Championship

2 hours 18 min ago
Stelvio unleashed a late rush between rivals in deep stretch to score his first grade 1 win in the Mile Championship Nov. 18 at Kyoto.

'Out of the Clouds' an Epic Look at American History

5 hours 22 min ago
If you feel we have great rivalries in racing now, they are nothing compared to the battles in 1946 and ’47 pitting future Hall of Famers Stymie, Assault, Armed, and Gallorette against each other.

Mucho Gusto Shrugs Off Rivals in Bob Hope Stakes

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 21:19
Jumping from a maiden race to a graded stakes is difficult enough, but Michael Lund Petersen's Mucho Gusto didn't get any breaks in the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (G3), either.

Mr. Misunderstood Leads Cox Exacta in River City

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 21:19
After tracking stablemate Big Changes through leisurely early fractions, Flurry Racing Stables' Mr. Misunderstood fought past his friendly rival and edged clear late to take the River City Handicap (G3T) by half a length.

Professor Makes Breakthrough in 'Speed Gene' Research

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 21:19
Professor Emmeline Hill published findings in journal PLOS ONE

Village King Victorious in Red Smith Stakes at Aqueduct

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 21:19
In an off-the-turf running of the $200,000 Red Smith Stakes Nov. 17 at Aqueduct Racetrack, Angels of Catalina's Argentina-bred Village King scored his first stakes win on North American soil. 

Walmac Founder Johnny Jones Dead at Age 84

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 18:08
Texas native and veteran horseman John T.L. Jones Jr. died Nov. 16 surrounded by family at his home in Quanah, Texas. He was 84.

Wide-Open Field Set for Cardinal Handicap

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 18:08
A highly-contentious field of 10 filly and mare turf specialists are set for the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (G3T), a 1 1/8-mile test over the grass Nov. 22 at Churchill Downs.

Divine Miss Grey Seeks More Graded Glory in Falls City

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 18:08
Corms Racing Stable and R. A. Hill Stable's graded stakes winner Divine Miss Grey is the 122-pound starting high weight for the $200,000 Falls City Handicap (G2), the centerpiece of a Thanksgiving Day card Nov. 22 at Churchill Downs.

Woodbine Cancels Turf Racing for the Year

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 15:06
A week after jockeys first expressed concerns with the Woodbine turf course, management at the Toronto track decided to cancel grass racing for the rest of its meet.

Golden Gate Cancels Second Straight Day of Racing

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 15:06
Golden Gate Fields had to cancel its second straight day of live racing Nov. 17 because of poor air quality from the devastating fires in Northern California, according to track vice president and general manager David Duggan.

Trainer Peter Miller Scores 1,000th Victory

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 20:48
Although he has been successful in all kinds of divisions, in recent years the 52-year-old trainer has excelled in grass sprints, not only on a daily basis at Santa Anita Park and Del Mar, but at the highest level on the planet.

Litfin at Large: Last Call for Turf Stakes in KY, NY

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 20:48
After an early preview of wintry weather this week, it's easy to understand why grass racing is winding down in the Northeast and the Midwest, and indeed the final graded turf stakes of the season for older males will be run Nov. 17

CDI-Keeneland Partnership Awarded Oak Grove License

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 20:48
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted in a majority decision Nov. 16 to award a license for a new Standardbred track to the WKY Development applicant consisting of Churchill Downs Inc. and minority partner Keeneland.

Suitedconnected Becomes Rookie Sensation's First Winner

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 20:48
Gelding raced by Joe Triumbari gets up late to win by a head.

Three Sires Top Keeneland November Submarkets

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 20:48
Galileo, War Front, and Tapit were market leaders among broodmare sires, covering sires, and weanling sires, respectively.

Godolphin Wins John Deere Award for Outstanding Breeder

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 20:48
Godolphin has won the John Deere Award as the outstanding breeder of the 2018 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

Persian Knight Seeks Mile Championship Repeat

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 17:48
The Nov. 18 Mile Championship (G1) at Kyoto pits last year's winner, Persian Knight, against 17 rivals, including the promising 4-year-old filly Aerolithe and the Frankel colt Mozu Ascot.

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