Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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Competition for quality horses fueled substantial across-the-board increases during the Nov. 12 sixth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, led by $260,000 Aqua Regia, in foal to Dialed In.
Romans took sole possession of the record for most wins by a trainer in the history of Churchill Downs from Bill Mott, when 2-year-old Storm Runner cruised to a 4 1/2-length victory under jockey Alex Canchari in the sixth race Nov. 12.
Hopefield Farm's Gigantic Breeze turned the tables on Melmich in the $175,000 Autumn Stakes (G2) at Woodbine Nov. 12, as the Giant's Causeway gelding ended a five-race win streak for Melmich.
Horses of racing age will step up to the plate at the Keeneland November sale Nov. 13-14, with graded stakes winning horses and colts, and a few geldings, scheduled to go through the ring.
Following the end of the British flat racing season at Doncaster Nov. 11, the 2017 nominees for the Cartier Racing Awards were announced Nov. 12 with Cracksman, Enable, Ribchester, Ulysses as the nominees for Horse of the Year.
Check Mark Stables' Bee Noteworthy stole the show in the New York Stallion Series Stakes Nov. 12, speeding down the rail late to draw off to a 5 1/4 length score.
Bloodstock Investments continued to add to its portfolio of pinhook prospects, going to $200,000 to acquire a colt from the first crop of Carpe Diem during the sixth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Freshman sire Currency Swap had his first black-type stakes winner Nov. 11, when Richlyn Farms' Silver Bay led the way through the 6 1/2-furlong Juvenile Fillies Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park West.
When a dark-hued son of Verrazano was hammered down on a final bid of $100,000 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, it represented a financial windfall for two employees of Tony Holmes' Marula Park Stud.
Facing older rivals for the first time, Mozu Katchan caught Crocosmia in the final jumps to take the Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1) by a neck Nov. 12 at Kyoto Racecourse.
With the addition of blinkers and some aggressive riding from Victor Espinoza, the 2-year-old Malibu Moon colt shot to the front in the seven-furlong test and led every step of the way to break his maiden in the grade 3 event.
Hunter Valley Farm has had a successful Keeneland November breeding stock sale, ostensibly due to the ability of the Versailles, Ky., nursery to establish reserves that enable the large consignment to have a high turnover rate.
The Commonwealth Turf was Mr. Misunderstood's first graded stakes triumph but fourth straight win against stakes company.
The first crop of Claiborne Farm's Lea made a splash when going through the sales ring for the first time at the Keeneland November sale, with a filly bringing the top price for a weanling during the Nov. 11 session.
When Hip 1742 goes through the ring at the Keeneland November sale Nov. 12, Taylor Made Sales Agency isn't just offering a nice mare named Dicey Flats in foal to Verrazano, but the chance to donate to a good cause as well.
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The New York Racing Association and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association have announced a new "per-start credit" program for owners and trainers to further enhance horsemen participation and help offset the costs of workers' compensation.
Augustin Stable's homebred Spring Quality thrived in the longest race of his career Nov. 11, when he edged Call Provision in deep stretch to win the $200,000 Red Smith Handicap (G3T).
It took 23 starts for BB Horses' Afleet Willy to earn his first stakes win, but there was no delay for his second.
The first crop of Hill 'n' Dale Farm's Bayern was put to the test of the market as they went through the auction ring at the 2017 Keeneland November sale, and so far they have been well received by buyers.