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Keeneland November Sale Concludes With Strong Results

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 17:04
Fierce competition for quality horses among an exceptionally deep buying bench generated healthy results as Keeneland's November breeding stock sale concluded Nov. 18.

New York Racing Association Releases 2018 Dates

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 13:59
The New York Racing Association, Inc. has released its 2018 racing calendar, which calls for 229 days of live thoroughbred action at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course.

Weekend Stakes Rundown: Pre-Thanksgiving Lull

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 01:29
Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week there’s only one graded stakes on the schedule, but there are still several horses of interest involved in other races.

Graded Winner Ocean Knight Joins Get Away Farm

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:07
Ocean Knight, a graded stakes-winning son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, has joined the stallion band at Manny Andrade's Get Away Farm in Lowell, Fl.

Matt Dinerman New Track Announcer at Golden Gate Fields

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:07
There will be a new voice of racing by the San Francisco Bay Dec. 26, as Golden Gate Fields announced the hiring of Matt Dinerman as track announcer Nov. 17.

Tom Harris Named Track Announcer at Emerald Downs

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:07
Emerald Downs announced Nov. 17 that Tom Harris will be track's new full-time announcer.

TOBA November Member of the Month

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:05
On September 13, one outstanding yearling colt shone like a copper penny—his breeder Alina Muther's Copper Penny Stables, that is. The dark bay son of Orb – Tally Ho Dixie, by Dixieland Band brought $1 million. 

The Player Signals His Readiness for Clark Handicap

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:05
In his final serious work in advance of his expected start in the Nov. 24 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (G1) at Churchill Downs, graded stakes winner The Player cruised through a five-furlong breeze easy as he pleased.

Conveyance Filly Tops Keeneland's Penultimate Session

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:05
Joel Zawitz paid $50,000 for a weanling filly by first-crop sire Conveyance from the family of champion Indian Blessing for the most expensive purchase during the 11th and penultimate session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 17.

Royal Mo Set for Stud Career in 2018

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:05
Royal Mo suffered a career-ending injury six days ahead of the Preakness Stakes (G1) this year, but after surgery at New Bolton Center and several months to recuperate, the son of Uncle Mo is now in a position to pursue a stallion career.

Farrell Could Try Turf in Next Start

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:05
Coffee Pot Stables' Farrell, the one-length winner of the Chilukki Stakes (G2), may try turf for the first time in the Nov. 24 Mrs. Revere Stakes (G2T) at Churchill Downs, according to trainer Wayne Catalano.

RMTC to Auction Halters for Research Grants

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:05
RMTC to auction halters for critical, tactical research grants

Former President of FTBOA Stanley Ersoff Dies

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:05
Stanley Ersoff, a former president for the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association (FTBOA), who bred and raced the grade 1 winner Charon, passed away earlier in the week. Ersoff was 81.

Grade 1 winner El Deal Retired

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:05
El Deal, winner of the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) at Saratoga Race Course this July, has been retired from racing, owners Al and Michelle Crawford announced Nov. 17.  

Newcomers: 2018 Stallion Showcase

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:05
New sires are on display across the bluegrass as breeding season approaches, and BloodHorse visuals director Anne M. Eberhardt paid a visit to many during the November breeding stock sales.

Texas Thoroughbred Association Sets 2018 Sale Dates

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:22
The Texas Thoroughbred Association, in partnership with Lone Star Park, has announced its sales dates for 2018.

CHRB Conditionally Approves California Meet Proposals

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 21:12
The CHRB conditionally approved racing meet applications for both Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields during its monthly meeting Nov. 16 at Del Mar, but the conditions are far from settled with opening day for both meets just around the corner.

Golden Gate to Close as Auxiliary Stable in 2018

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 21:12
Tim Ritvo says, even though it may result in a significant loss to Northern California's horse population, the current plan for the 2018 season is to shut down Golden Gate Fields as an auxiliary stable for about two months of fair racing.

Exaggerator to Shuttle to Chile

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 21:12
Exaggerator, a multi-millionaire son of Curlin who won three grade 1 races including the 2016 Preakness Stakes (G1), will shuttle to Haras Doña Icha in Chile in 2018, it was announced Nov. 16.

Camryn's Gem Tops Keeneland November 10th Session

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 21:12
Calumet Farm acquired the session-topping horse Nov. 16 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, paying $110,000 for the Unbridled's Song mare Camryn's Gem in foal to Wicked Strong.

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