Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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As the only filly in a field of 11 slated for the $250,000 Nearctic Stakes (G2T) Oct. 13 at Woodbine, Heider Family Stables' Lady Alexandra will have her work cut out for her.
Concrete Rose put every foot right in running her competition off their feet during a three-length triumph in the Jessamine Stakes (G2T), a "Win and You're In" qualifier for the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1T) at Churchill Downs.
The limelight may have been hogged by the session-topping brother to Too Darn Hot (GB) bought by David Redvers for $4,811,6789, but there were six other seven-figure lots during a strong second day at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.
The son of Limehouse is the second-leading sire on the third-crop Mid-Atlantic sire list for 2018 and the only one with a black-type winner.
As the regular rider of Santa Monica, Jose Ortiz has been impressed with her ability, but the reigning Eclipse Award-winning jockey believes the daughter of Mastercraftsman delivered her best run to date at Woodbine.
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Rushing Fall may not be running out of her stall in the Oct. 13 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (G1T), but the Keeneland course has basically doubled as her home turf during her still burgeoning career.
Gainesway's top sire has been standing for $300,000 since 2015.
Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 2019 live racing season on Friday, January 25. The 32-day Thoroughbred meet will continue through Saturday, March 30.
Five-time group 1 winner and fan favorite Laurens is likely to be supplemented for the Oct. 20 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (G1) according to her trainer Karl Burke. She will be facing males for the first time.
Discreet Lover, upstart winner of the Sept. 29 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park, put in his first workout since being placed on the vet's list in the wake of that victory, breezing four furlongs in :48.63 at Parx Racing Oct. 10.
Arrowfield, which co-bred the son of Redoute's Choice with The Aga Khan, will now manage his racing and stud careers.
Delaware Park and Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (DTHA) are excited to announce the "End of Meet Showcase," a joint affair with CANTER Delaware (CDE) and Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue (MAHR), held at Delaware Park on Sunday, October 21.
Keeneland the place to be to win…or lose.
In an Oct. 10 release, the British Horseracing Authority reported that scientific research into equine vision has led to a trial of a new fence and hurdle design to further improve safety in jump racing.
Two leading world organizations, the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) and the International Stud Book Committee (ISBC), are to work together on ways to combat gene doping in Thoroughbreds.
Whichever Breeders' Cup juvenile race recent Futurity Stakes winner Uncle Benny runs, owner Ara Aprahamian is excited to have his first starter in the World Championships.
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After success with his purchases last year at the Ocala Breeders' Sales October Yearlings Sale, prominent owner John Oxley stepped up to the plate and purchased a Cairo Prince colt for an OBS yearling sale record price of $340,000.
An Oct. 8 visit to Turfway Park revealed giant tents set up in the parking lot for a sale on Adidas shoes and athletic wear, but there was no visible sign of any physical progress on renovations outlined in February by track management.