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WinStar Farm Keeps Pioneerof the Nile at $110,000

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 20:46
The farm's top sire, Pioneerof the Nile, has a $392,000 yearling average for 2018 and had two seven-figure yearlings at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Stroud Cleans Up in Final Tattersalls Book 1 Session

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:35
After two days of dizzying highs, trade during the Oct. 11 concluding session of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale felt rather more lethargic, but still had two lots sell for more than a million guineas.

First Supplemental Entries Added to The November Sale

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:35
Fasig-Tipton has added an initial seven supplemental entries to the catalog.

Thundering Blue Invades for Canadian International

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:35
Over the past eight seasons, five winners of the Pattison Canadian International Stakes (G1T) have counted the 1 1/2-mile race as their North American debut--a trend that morning-line favorite Thundering Blue aims to add to Oct. 13 at Woodbine.

National Stud Signs Lancaster Bomber and Rajasinghe

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:35
Lancaster Bomber, last seen running his rivals off their feet while winning the Tattersalls Gold Cup (G1) by two lengths in May, has been retired to the National Stud in Newmarket.

Dr. Wes Sutter Joins Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:35
Sutter is primarily an orthopedic surgeon and lameness diagnostician.

O'Brien to Blaze a Trail in Everest with US Navy Flag

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:35
Aidan O'Brien and Coolmore have scaled many peaks in racing, but attention turns to the TAB Everest Oct. 13, when Darley July Cup (G1) winner U S Navy Flag tackles the richest turf race in the world at Randwick in Sydney.

Ami's Flatter Retired to Ocala Stud

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 14:31
Son of Flatter is a grade 1-placed, graded stakes winner of nearly $540,000. His stud fee will be announced later, and he is available for inspection.

Early Thoughts on the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Races

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 14:31
J. Keeler Johnson shares early thoughts on deserving favorites, vulnerable contenders, and live longshots for the 2018 Breeders' Cup.

Romanet Re-Elected IFHA Chairman

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 14:31
The executive council of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) re-elected incumbent Chairman Louis Romanet and current Vice-Chairmen Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges (Asia), Jim Gagliano (Americas), and Brian Kavanagh (Europe).

Winx Still Top-Ranked in Longines World Rankings

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 14:31
Winx (AUS), who took the TAB Turnbull Stakes (G1) Oct. 6 at Flrmington to win her 28th consecutive race, retains her top placing in the eighth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2018.

Frank Stronach Sues Daughter Belinda for Mismanagement

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:39
Just less than two years after Belinda Stronach succeeded her father Frank at the helm of the privately owned racetrack company The Stronach Group, that transition has unraveled.

Equibase Company Adds Automated Tracking

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:39
Equibase Company has installed a global positioning satellite (GPS) system at Woodbine Racetrack, Golden Gate Fields, Laurel Park, and Pimlico, and has been named the official timer at these tracks.

BackTrack: Sky Beauty Earns First Grade 1 Win

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 07:20
This week is a recap of Sky Beauty's victory in the 1992 Matron Stakes victory at Belmont Park.

NTWAB to Honor Bellocq With Mooney Award for Courage

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 21:37
The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters will present Martine Bellocq with the Bill Mooney Award for displaying courage in the face of tremendous adversity.

Major Sale Home Run for Summerfield Pair

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 21:37
It was an emotional day Oct. 10 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales October Yearling Sale when a Kantharos colt was purchased by Stonestreet Stables for $190,000 to top a day of solid trading.

Belmont Park, Yonkers to Offer Pick 4 Wager

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 21:37
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and Yonkers Raceway at Empire City Casino will partner to offer horseplayers a special all-stakes Thoroughbred/Standardbred Pick 4 Saturday, Oct.13. 

Breeders' Cup Nomination Fee Deadline Approaches

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 21:37
The Breeders' Cup has issued a reminder that Monday, Oct.15 at 11:59 p.m. ET is the last opportunity for horsemen to nominate weanlings of 2018 to the Breeders' Cup program at the one-time regular nomination fee of $400.

WinStar Farm Promotes O'Rourke, Adds Knehr to Team

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 21:37
Liam O'Rourke is the farm's new director of stallion sales, while Chris Knehr joins the stallion season sales team.

Claiborne Releases Stud Fees; War Front's Fee Unchanged

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 21:37
The Hancock family's Claiborne Farm, home of international super-sire War Front, announced 2019 stud fees for its roster to stand at the Paris, Ky.-based farm for the upcoming breeding season.

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