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Mucho Macho Man Filly Tops Keeneland Session

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 20:53
Reeves Thoroughbred Racing supported one of its favorite horses during the 11th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale Sept. 21, going to $170,000 to land a filly by Mucho Macho Man.

Jockey Perry Ouzts Rides 7,000th Winner

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 20:53
Jockey Perry Ouzts got his first victory in Ohio back in 1973 and won the 7,000th race of his career in the Buckeye State Sept. 21.

Aquis Farm Buys Into Melbourne Cup-Bound Count Octave

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 17:50
The 4-year-old is preparing to make the trip to Australia

S & G Thoroughbreds a Hands-On Venture for Young Pals

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 17:50
If cuteness sells horses, then the one-horse S & G Thoroughbreds consignment at the Sept. 22 penultimate session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale has an advantage over all other consignors.

Melmich Seeks Millionaire Status in Durham Cup

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 17:50
Melmich, a 7-year-old son of Wilko, can hit the $1 million mark in earnings with a repeat win in the $125,000 Durham Cup Stakes (G3), one of two stakes slated for Sept. 23 at Woodbine.

The Player Returns Home to Bradley's Farm

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 17:50
Nearly six months after surgery to repair fractures in two sesamoid bones in his right front leg, The Player was released Sept. 20 and arrived at trainer Buff Bradley's farm the following afternoon.

Thunder Snow Arrives at Belmont Park

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 17:50
Thunder Snow, Godolphin's Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) winner, has settled into the Belmont Park quarantine barn for his bid in the Sept. 29 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1).

High Winds Force Woodbine to Cancel Races

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 17:50
Woodbine was forced to cancel the final five races of its nine-race card Sept. 21 because of high winds.

Mind Your Biscuits Tunes Up for Lukas Classic Run

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 17:50
Multiple grade 1 winner Mind Your Biscuits turned in his final breeze in preparation for his expected start in the Sept. 29 Lukas Classic (G3) with a five-furlong work in 1:02 at Churchill Downs Sept. 21.

Aquis Farm Buys Into Melborne Cup-Bound Count Octave

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:45
The 4-year-old is preparing to make the trip to Australia

S&G Thoroughbreds a Hands-On Venture for Young Friends

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:45
If cuteness sells horses, then the one-horse S&G Thoroughbreds consignment at the Sept. 22 penultimate session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale has an advantage over other consignors.

Shirley Day Smith Dies at 99

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:45
Shirley Day Smith, who worked as an administrative assistant in the New York Racing Association press office for more than 60 years, died Sept. 20. She was 99.

Litfin At Large: Sophomores Back in the Spotlight

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:45
The center of the racing universe Sept. 22 is Parx Racing, which puts on three graded stakes for 3-year-olds, including the the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1) and the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (G1).

Collected Returns in Pa Derby Champion Stakes

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:45
After nearly eight months away, Speedway Stable's Collected is scheduled to be back in the starting gate Sept. 22 against eight challengers in the $150,000 Pa Derby Champion Stakes going 1 1/16-miles at Parx Racing.

Firenze Fire Heads Field of 10 for Gallant Bob

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:45
The 3-year-old son of Poseidon's Warrior turns back to six furlongs after a third-place finish going seven in the Aug. 25 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course.

Is Larry Doing What’s Best?

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:41
All horses are different and meant to do different things and take different paths. And from what we have seen so far from Instagrand, I don't see how anyone can criticize his decision, which at this point seems to be what is best for the horse.

Team Valor Purchases Group 3 Winner The Black Album

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:41
Team Valor International has acquired The Black Album (FR), recent winner of the group 3 Prix La Rochette at ParisLongchamp, and will point him to the grade 1, $1-million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Nov. 2 at Churchill Downs. 

Churchill Downs to Add a Rooftop Garden

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:41
Track owner Churchill Downs Incorporated has announced plans for a $5 million capital investment that will expand the Starting Gate Suites through the construction of a new 20,000-square-foot rooftop garden.

Still There to Take On Seasoned Group in Gallant Bloom

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 22:58
PT and K Stable's lightly raced Still There is set to contend with a field of six other seasoned older fillies and mares in the $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (G2) Sept. 23 at Belmont Park to prove her recent grade 1 effort was no fluke.

Connections Aim to Make 'Impression' in All Along

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 19:55
Stuart Janney III's grade 3-winning homebred My Impression returns to stakes company looking to give her connections a third straight victory in the All Along, presented by Blackwell Real Estate, Saturday at Laurel Park.

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