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Coolmore Lands $4.6M Yearling at Tattersalls October

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:01
The gloves were off during a thunderous opening session to Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in Newmarket Oct. 9, as Coolmore's M.V. Magnier went the full 12 rounds to secure the most expensive yearling in the world of 2018 so far.

Mia Mischief to Train Up to Breeders' Cup

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:01
The Into Mischief filly is expected work next at Churchill Downs the weekend of Oct. 13-14.

Quality Road Tops 2019 Roster at Lane's End

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:01
The Son of Elusive Quality, who has had five grade/group 1 winners in 2018, will stand for $150,000 next year.

Abreu Duo Takes on My Gal Betty in Jessamine

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:01
Trainer Jorge Abreu saddled his first Keeneland winner this spring, and will be gunning for his first stakes victory at the Lexington track Oct. 10 when he sends out two runners in the $200,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G2T).

Multiple Group 1 Winner Hawkbill Retired

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 14:54
Godolphin's multiple group 1 winner Hawkbill has been retired after a highly successful racing career that saw the son of Kitten's Joy notch more than $4.7 million in earnings.

Lakerville Gets First Black-Type Winner

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 14:54
Lakerball won the Oct. 8 Surfer Girl Stakes in her first start on grass.

KY Regulator Considers Three Harness Track Applications

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 14:54
The race dates committee for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will consider bids from three current track owners to take over the Standardbred racing license abandoned by Thunder Ridge and launch a new harness track in the Oak Grove area.

Kentucky Downs Owners Apply for Harness Track License

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:50
Kentucky Downs has filed an application with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to build a Standardbred track in Oak Grove, Ky, close to the Tennessee border and Clarksville, Tenn.

Victress Earns First Graded Stakes in Ballerina

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 19:41
Victoria and Robert Gilker's Victress earned her first graded stakes with a perfectly timed ride that landed her the $100,000 Ballerina Stakes (G3) at Hastings Racecourse.

Correas, Blue Prize Take Momentum Into Breeders' Cup

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 19:41
With no shortage of connections in Argentina for Ignacio Correas IV, where his family has been breeding top horses since the 1870s, those ties supplied the North American-based trainer with his first grade 1 winner.

Jorge Abreu Duo to Take on My Gal Betty in Jessamine

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 19:41
Trainer Jorge Abreu saddled his first Keeneland winner this spring, and will be gunning for his first stakes victory at the Lexington track Oct. 10 when he sends out two runners in the $200,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G2T).

Blacktype Kicks Into Gear to Take Knickerbocker

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 19:41
Jump Sucker Stable's French-bred Blacktype proved once again that age is just a number Oct. 8, running gate-to-wire at Belmont Park to win his second consecutive Knickerbocker Stakes (G2T). 

Anthony's Cross Goes West to Special T Thoroughbreds

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 16:36
Grade 2 winner is a son of Indian Charlie, who has sired 83 black-type winners to date.

Filly from Cryptolight's First Crop Tops Ohio Sale

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 16:36
A half sister to a stakes winner was purchased by David Hicks for $17,500 to top the Oct. 7 Mixed Sale conducted by the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners at Majestic Farm near Batavia, Ohio.

Sea of Class to Pass on Breeders' Cup for Time Off

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 16:36
Unlike her conqueror Enable, Arc runner-up Sea of Class has been on the go since her debut at the Craven meeting in April and it has been decided she has done enough for the year, with the plan to keep her in training in 2019.

He's Had Enough Filly Sports Top Pedigree at OBS

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 16:36
Of the 702 yearlings cataloged for the Ocala Breeders' Sales October Yearlings Sale, only Hip 332, a filly by He's Had Enough, is out of a mare that has produced a grade 1 winner.

Gulfstream Reports Handle Spike at Spring, Summer Meets

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 16:36
Gulfstream Park, which concluded its 2018 Spring/Summer Meets the weekend of Sept. 29 with the finals of the $1.1 million FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes, witnessed a $50 million increase in total handle over the previous year.

Racing World Converges on Tattersalls October Book 1

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 16:36
The world has converged on Newmarket for one of the biggest spectacles in bloodstock, Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, which starts its three-day run at 11 a.m. GMT Oct. 9.

BHA Executive Addresses Need for Diversity in Racing

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 16:36
Racing in Britain has to start taking steps to reflect modern society, representatives from across the world of horse racing were told Oct. 8.

Brexit Could Halt Free Movement of Horses

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 16:36
Solutions to the problem of free movement of horses after Brexit have met with a positive response, but getting the industry's voice heard at the highest level has not been easy, an international conference was told Oct. 8.

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