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Stoute Pays Tribute to Poet's Word Upon Retirement

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 18:12
Poet's Word, the joint-second highest rated runner this year according to the most recent Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings, has been retired and enrolled onto the stallion roster at Nunnery Stud in Norfolk. A fee has not yet been announced.

Turf Runners in Spotlight This Weekend

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 18:12
Dave Litfin handicaps Saturday's top stakes races.

Abel Tasman Back to Old Self in Santa Anita Workout

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 18:12
With Vale Dori working to her outside, Abel Tasman and her stablemate covered five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 in a fashion that gave trainer Bob Baffert reason to think the worst race of her career will go down as an aberration.

Gun Runner's Fee Stays at $70,000 for 2019

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 18:12
Three Chimneys Farm held most of its fees steady for next year.

Iridessa Gives Joseph O'Brien Milestone Training Win

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 18:12
Courtesy of Iridessa (IRE), 25-year-old Joseph O'Brien was celebrating another significant milestone with a first group 1 success in Britain, following top-level wins in other countries.

Diversify Will Not Run in 2018 Breeders' Cup

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 18:12
Multiple grade 1 winner Diversify has been officially removed from consideration for the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), said co-owner Ralph Evans Oct. 12.

Vasilika Proves to be Great Claim for Hollendorfer

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 18:12
Vasilika's connections are considering the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1T) as the former claimer is showing herself to be a top-shelf turf filly at Santa Anita Park.

Hill 'n' Dale Farms Releases 2019 Stud Fees

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 15:11
Racing and sales success lead to fee increases for Curlin and Kitten's Joy. Curlin heads the roster at $175,000 for the 2019 breeding season.

Six Look to Make the Grade in Ontario Derby

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 15:11
A field of six 3-year-olds will contest the $125,000 Ontario Derby Oct. 13, and favorite Mr Ritz will try for his first graded stakes win.

Vasilika Proves To Be A Great Claim For Hollendorfer

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 15:11
Vasilika's connections are considering the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1T) as the former claimer is showing herself to be a top-shelf turf filly at Santa Anita Park.

TOBA October Member of the Month

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 15:11
Canadian horseman David Anderson is having a wonder-ful year.

Carlino Inducted Into Gaming Hall of Fame

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 15:11
Penn National Gaming executive Peter M. Carlino was inducted to the American Gaming Association's Gaming Hall of Fame at an invitation-only ceremony Oct. 10 in Las Vegas. 

Blue-Collar Two Dot Slew Gives Arnold BC Contender

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:04
There was nothing remarkably fancy about Two Dot Slew, the dam of Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) contender Next Shares, when owner Rick Chastain decided to sell her privately at the end of her racing campaign in 2004—but Doug Arnold saw her potential.

Murphy Back with Advertise for Dewhurst

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:04
Oisin Murphy will be reunited with Advertise (GB) Oct. 13 and the prolific group 1 winner believes the pair can turn up the heat in a red-hot Darley Dewhurst Stakes (G1).

Declaration of War to Stand in Japan in 2019

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:04
Top 10 second-crop sire Declaration of War will stand at JBBA's Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan for the 2019 breeding season, according to Ashford Stud and the Japan Race Horse Association.

Elysea's World Boasts All-Pro Connections

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:04
When former and current New England Patriots defensive captains, who have been named to the NFL's All-Pro roster a collective nine times, decided to team up on a Thoroughbred racing venture, the logical name choice was All Pro Racing. 

Mind Your Biscuits Back to Work at Churchill Downs

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:04
Multiple grade 1 winner Mind Your Biscuits turned in a solid leg-stretcher in the early morning hours Oct. 12 at Churchill Downs, covering five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 in his first work since his victory in the Sept. 29 Lukas Classic Stakes (G3).

Japan's Almond Eye Looks to Sweep Filly Triple Crown

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:04
Almond Eye (JPN) flirted with the record book while winning the first two legs of the Japanese filly Triple Crown and will shoots for a sweep of the series in the Oct. 14 Shuka Sho (G1) at Kyoto.

Gainesway Releases Full 2019 Stallion Roster

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 20:46
Gainesway announced its full roster of 2019 stud fees Oct. 11, with 2017 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRABets (G1) winner Tapwrit getting off to a start at a fee of $12,500, stands and nurses.

OBS Yearling Sale Ends With Gains in All Categories

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 20:46
There were no breakout horses during the Oct. 11 final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales October Yearlings Sale, but the annual auction ended on a positive note, posting across-the-board increases and highlighted by a record price for the sale.

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