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Trainer Michael Reavis Earns 2,000th Win

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 18:30
Trainer Michael Reavis scored victory No. 2,000 Dec. 8 with favored Mckinli'sbabyblues in the second race on the card at Hawthorne Race Course.

Zenden First Stakes Winner for Fed Biz

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 18:30
Pichi Investments' Zenden took the second straight race of his career with a gritty performance Dec. 8 in the $75,000 Buffalo Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park, and became the first stakes winner for WinStar stallion Fed Biz.

Accelerate Begins Preparations for Career Swan Song

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 15:29
In the first of what will be his final series of workouts before concluding his career in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 26, Accelerate covered four furlongs in :49 in at Santa Anita Park Dec. 8.

San Luis Rey, a Year After the Fire

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 20:20
A year after the devastating fire that killed 46 horses at San Luis Rey Training Center, the horrifying memories are still fresh.

Melmich, Pumpkin Rumble Headline Valedictory

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 20:20
Multiple graded stakes champ and fan favorite Melmich seeks his second Valedictory crown, while stablemate Pumpkin Rumble goes after his third straight score on the season, both sent out by trainer Kevin Attard.

NYRA Announces Upcoming Track Announcer Schedule

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:19
The New York Racing Association has announced the track announcer schedule for the 2018-19 winter and spring meets at Aqueduct Racetrack. 

Arqana December Sale to Round Off Year in Style

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:19
Highlights include Just The Judge's filly foal and Munir/Souede dispersal

Shoemark Suspended After Failed Drug Test

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:19
Promising young jockey facing prospect of lengthy ban

Ecuador-Based El Kurdo Back in Invitational Cup

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:17
Stud David Y Daniel's El Kurdo, second in the Invitational Cup Stakes during last year's Clasico Internacional del Caribe program, will have a chance to improve that finish Dec. 8 at Gulfstream Park.

Seeking the Soul, True Timber Target Pegasus

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:17
Grade 1-winning millionaire Seeking the Soul and multiple graded stakes-placed True Timber are both headed to the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park, the track confirmed Dec. 7.

Ortiz Jr. Aims for More Caribbean Classic Success

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:17
In 2017 Irad Ortiz Jr. was a frequent visitor to the Clasico Internacional del Caribe winner's circle, capturing three of the five stakes in the event held at Gulfstream Park for the first time.

NY Regulators to Advance Slate of New Rules

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:17
New York regulators will advance new rules next week affecting everything from equine drug violation penalties and backstretch housing requirements to safety equipment worn at racetracks.

Litfin at Large: Juveniles Have the Spotlight at Los Al

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:17
The only graded stakes in the country are at Los Alamitos Race Course in Southern California, where the brief eight-day meet is topped by the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity (G1) and the Starlet (G1), each worth $300,000 for 2-year-olds.

University of Kentucky Honors TAA Intern

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:13
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance intern Alex Kokka was named Outstanding Intern during the University of Kentucky's Ag Equine Program Internship Showcase Dec. 6.

Illinois Moves Ahead on Historical Racing

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:13
The Illinois Racing Board has formally submitted to state authorities draft rules that would allow the state's tracks to operate Historical Horse Racing terminals—slot machine-like devices with pari-mutuel payouts based on the results of past races.

British Owners Honor Enable, Khalid Abdullah

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:13
Dual Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Enable and her owner, Khalid Abdullah, swept the boards for the second year at the 37th annual Racehorse Owners Association Horseracing Awards sponsored by Zeus Capital at London's InterContinental Hotel.

World's Best Jockey Dettori Still Looking Forward

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:13
Even as Frankie Dettori accepted his fancy watch as 2018 Longines World's Best Jockey during the Hong Kong International Races festivities Dec. 7, he was looking ahead to another stellar year in 2019—and a few more years to come.

Shades of Night to Stonewall's Prestige Stallions

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 19:55
Stonewall's Prestige Stallions announced the addition of Shades of Night for the 2019 breeding season Dec. 6.

Vibrance Could Stamp Year for McCarthy in Starlet

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 19:55
Vibrance aims to throw a splash of gravy on what has already been a career season for trainer Mike McCarthy when she faces five challengers in the $300,000 Starlet Stakes (G1) at Los Alamitos Race Course Dec. 8.

Hot Streak Heats Up Final Day of Tattersalls Mare Sale

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 19:55
Mares offered in foal to Tweenhills Stud stallion Hot Streak proved the order of the day during the fourth and final session of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale Dec. 6.

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