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Crane to Sell Horses Owned by Friend, Business Partner

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:38
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December sale will be an emotional one for Pennsylvania horseman Clovis Crane, who is selling 14 supplemented horses of racing age for his friend and partner Dr. Harry Weisleder, who died suddenly in November.

Grade 1 Winner Time and Motion Retired

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:38
Phillips Racing Partnership's homebred grade 1 winner Time and Motion has been retired to Darby Dan Farm, her connections announced Nov. 21.

The Week in Photos 11/21/2017

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:38
Mile Championship, Cardinal Handicap, BOCHK Jockey Club Cup, BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Mile, BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Sprint, Cary Grant, Desi Arnaz, Louisiana Legacy, Louisiana Jewel, Frost King, Glorious Song, and more.

Cardinal Handicap Reinstated to Grade 3 Status

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:38
The American Graded Stakes Committee has reinstated the Nov. 18 running of the Cardinal Handicap over the main track at Churchill Downs to grade 3 status following a review of the 1 1/8-mile test originally slated to be conducted on the turf.

Boarding - Home Is Where The Horse Is

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:38
Choosing where to board your broodmare and, subsequently, where to raise your foal are crucial decisions not to be made without careful study and examination of all alternatives.

On Three-Win Day, Eramia Notches Victory 2,000

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:25
A special holiday week program Nov. 20 at Remington Park worked well for jockey Richard Eramia: He posted a riding triple and achieved his 2,000th win in the process. 

Longtime Track Photographer Pat Lang Succumbs to Cancer

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:25
Lang worked more than 30 years as a track photographer in Ohio and Kentucky

Northeast Regional: Old Friends at Cabin Creek

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:25
The tranquility on a resplendent autumn morning belies the efforts of the small staff of Old Friends at Cabin Creek, and of the dedicated legion of volunteers.

McInerney Joins Bloom Racing

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:25
Kevin McInerney is Boom Racing's new director of racing, sales and operations.

Santa Anita Institutes 'Ship and Stay' Program

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 21:55
With its traditional Winter Meet opener looming Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park announced a first-ever "Ship and Stay" program that is intended to attract out-of-state horsemen and to incentivize them to keep running in California throughout the new year.

Heartwood Upsets Steel Valley Sprint

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:45
Heartwood recovered from a minor stumble at the start and four-wide trip around the turn to post a big upset victory at odds of 68-1 in the $200,000 Steel Valley Sprint Stakes at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course Nov. 20.

Fees Set for The Factor, Creator in Japan

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:45
Japan Bloodstock Breeders Association recently announced its 2018 stud fees and will stand American sires The Factor and Creator in 2018.

Songbird to be Bred to Arrogate in 2018

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:45
Mating options for nine-time graded 1 winner Songbird are plentiful, but after evaluation of pedigree and consideration of various sires' physicals and types, it was champion 3-year-old colt Arrogate that was the best fit for her first breeding.

Flamboyant Appears Formidable in Hollywood Turf Cup

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:45
Although he has not won a race in six starts this season, Flamboyant (FR) appears to have returned to top form and looks like the horse to beat in the $200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes (G2T) Nov. 24 at Del Mar.

Stallions Announced for Jockeys and Jeans Auction

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:45
Live stallion seasons auction to be held Dec. 1 at Fasig-Tipton. Online auction will be held Nov. 24-30 on

Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager Opens Nov. 23

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:18
Offspring sired by Curlin—led by Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) first two finishers Good Magic and Solomini—are 8-1 odds on the morning line for the third annual Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager.

Caesars Agrees to Acquire Indiana Grand, Hoosier Park

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:18
Caesars Entertainment Corporation announced Nov. 16 it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Centaur Holdings for $1.7 billion in cash, including $1.625 billion at closing and $75 million in deferred consideration.

Stay Thirsty Sold to Lovacres Ranch

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:18
Multiple grade 1 winner and top-10 second-crop sire Stay Thirsty has been sold and is being relocated to Terry Lovingier's Lovacres Ranch near Warner Springs, Calif.

Initial 2018 Derby Future Wager Nov. 23-26

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:18
The first of Churchill Downs' four 2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager ("KDFW") pools begins its four-day run Nov. 23 with a familiar wagering favorite in "All Others" (#24, 7-5 on the morning line).

TAA Accredits 37 Aftercare Organizations

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:18
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Nov. 20 that 37 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations have been awarded accreditation in 2017.

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