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Sandy's Surprise Surges to Win Zia Park Oaks

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 21:00
On a day full of stakes at Zia Park, the most impressive performance may have come in the last of 10 races Nov. 22 at the New Mexico racetrack.

Tapit's World

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 21:00
A look at three-time leading sire Tapit, from his up and down racing career to record heights as a stallion.

Mubtaahij Back in Action in Native Diver

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 21:00
Out of the four Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) runners from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, Mubtaahij (IRE) is the first to get back to action.

Sharp Samurai Back to Del Mar for Hollywood Derby

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 21:00
Sharp Samurai will hit the Del Mar turf once again in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (G1T) Nov. 25. Five from the Twilight Derby will be back to challenge in the Hollywood Derby.

Galileo Filly Tops Goffs November Foal Sale

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 21:00
The third lot into the ring Nov. 22, the feature day of the Goffs November foal sale, provided the highlight to three days of foal trade that saw turnover rise by 43% and average by 22% over the equivalent sessions in 2016.

Star Guitar's Fee Raised to $7,500

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 17:47
A strong crop of 2-year-olds in 2017 prompted Evelyn Benoit's Brittlyn Stable to raise the stud fee for homebred Star Guitar to $7,500 for the 2018 breeding season.

Devilish Sound is Big Band Sound's First Winner

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 17:47
Gulf Coast Equine's grade 2 winner Big Band Sound notched his first winner Nov. 21 when his daughter Devilish Sound broke her maiden at Delta Downs Racetrack in her second start.

Hall of Fame at Remington Park to Honor New Members

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 17:47
The Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame at Remington Park will honor a new group of members Dec. 15. The presentations will be part of the final weekend of the 2017 Thoroughbred Season.

Unbeaten Monomoy Girl Aims to Make Grade in Golden Rod

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 17:47
Monomoy Girl will look to land her first graded stakes Nov. 25 in the $200,000 Golden Rod Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs.

Gotta Go Aims to Give Wilkes Deja Vu in KY Jockey Club

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 17:47
Little gets a horseman's blood pumping like having a juvenile tout himself over the surface that hosts the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1). In his two victories from three career starts, Gotta Go has done just that for Ian Wilkes.

TCA Youth Essay Contest Winner Announced

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 17:47
Thoroughbred Charities of America is pleased to announce the winner of the Fifth Annual TCA Youth Essay Contest. Aaron Foley, 10, of San Bruno, California, has been named the winner of the contest.

Eagle and Scuba Head Hawthorne Gold Cup Return

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 17:47
Restoration of the Hawthorne Gold Cup (G3) after a one-year hiatus created options for grade 1-placed, grade 3 winner Eagle, who is the 8-5 morning line favorite in the 1 1/4-mile test Nov. 25 at Hawthorne Race Course.

Tampa Bay Downs Features Expanded Stakes Program

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:32
Tampa Bay Downs will begin its 92nd season of Thoroughbred racing Nov. 25 with an expanded stakes program and a focus on improving the day-to-day product. 

Contessas Recall Friendship With Late David Cassidy

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:32
Trainer Gary Contessa and his wife Jennifer lost a close friend when actor and singer David Cassidy died Nov. 21.

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Sale Adds Entries

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:30
The Horses of Racing Age supplemental catalog for Fasig-Tipton's upcoming Midlantic December Mixed Sale has grown to 72 entries.

What's Going On Here: Holding Court

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:30
Robert Courtney Sr., who left us last week at 96, is celebrated not only for his long and distinguished career as a breeder and horseman, but as somebody who was always willing to help the next guy.

Six on the Vox Populi Ballot

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 23:07
Created by the late Penny Chenery, the Vox Populi Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public.

Giving Thanks: Thoroughbred Times Days

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:54
It was the winter of 1986, and I was in a major lull in my potential writing career. I was just becoming enthusiastic about racing again after a brief hiatus in 1982, '83 and '84, during which my wife Joan and I had become fanatic birdwatchers

TRF Announces New Board Members

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:54
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation announced the addition of four new members to the Board of Directors: Paul H. Saylor, Maggie Wolfendale-Morley, Robert Masiello, and Erin Birkenhauer.

Iowa Regulator Approves Prairie Meadows Race Days

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:54
Prairie Meadows approved to run 67 Thoroughbred race dates in 2018.

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