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Game Winner Still Brightest of Baffert's Juvenile Stars

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 20:02
Each week it seems like another good juvenile pops up (see Qahira, last weekend at Del Mar), but at this point there remains just one true headliner—undefeated Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) victor Game Winner

No Nay Never Filly Tops Tattersalls December Day 1

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 20:02
On a day where selectivity once again governed the market, it took a name with the commercial weight of No Nay Never to inject some life into yesterday's first session of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale in Newmarket.

Mendelssohn Dials Back in Distance for Cigar Mile

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 20:02
Globetrotting Mendelssohn will add another stamp to his passport with a visit to Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 1 for the $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap (G1).

Bourbon War Steps Up to Graded Company in Remsen Stakes

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 20:02
Seven juveniles seeking their first stakes win are set to line up in the gate Dec. 1 to contest the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2) over 1 1/8 miles at Aqueduct Racetrack. 

Dam of Pioneerof the Nile Dies at Age 24

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 16:58
Zayat Stables' Star of Goshen, the dam of Pioneerof the Nile, has died from the infirmities of old age according to Ahmed Zayat. The pensioned broodmare was 24.

NYRA Bids for Construction at Belmont Due Nov. 30

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 16:58
The New York Racing Association is currently posting a request for proposals for companies interested in managing expected track construction at Belmont Park, a move that is part of initial steps in the planned remodeling of the Elmont, N.Y., track.

Maisons-Laffitte Closure Plan Sparks Outrage

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:57
Rumors circulated for nearly a week, but there was still shock and dismay in the French racing community at the announcement the morning of Nov. 28 that racing at Maisons-Laffitte will cease at the end of next season.

Jesse Ullery to Join Fasig-Tipton

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:57
Fasig-Tipton announced Nov. 28  that Jesse Ullery has joined the company as an account executive and sales announcer. He will be actively involved in the recruitment of both sellers and buyers for all Fasig-Tipton sales.

What's Going On Here: Losing Out on Leofric

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 10:54
Family holiday trips can take some horsepeople to a "no-man's land" where racing and the Thoroughbred industry are off the grid.

Violette Remembered in Emotional Memorial Service

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 19:30
The Belmont Cafe was packed to overflowing with the trainer's family, friends, employees, clients, and colleagues, who shared memories of a man who was a force in Thoroughbred racing virtually until the day he died Oct. 21 at age 65. 

The Week in Photos 11/27/2018

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 19:30
Clark Handicap, Kentucky Jockey Club, Falls City Handicap, Golden Rod, Mrs. Revere, Seabiscuit Handicap, Hollywood Turf Cup, Bessarabian, Cardinal Handicap, Highweight Handicap, Discover, Long Island, Red Carpet Handicap, Cecil B. DeMille and more.

Top Lots from Whitsbury Manor to Tattersalls December

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 19:30
With some 2,269 lots cataloged across the Tattersalls December Foal and Mare Sale, buyers and sellers have plenty to occupy their attention over the upcoming eight sessions.

Coolmore Wins Race to Secure Scat Daddy's Legacy

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 19:30
A look at the late legend's growing ranks of stallion sons

Abel Tasman Consigned to Keeneland January Sale

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 16:13
Champion Abel Tasman will be offered as a broodmare prospect by Taylor Made Sales Agency at Keeneland's 2019 January Horses of All Ages Sale. 

Imperial Hint Set to Resume Training at Tampa Bay Downs

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 16:13
Trainer Luis Carvajal Jr. said the $100,000 Pelican Stakes Feb. 16 at Tampa Bay Downs could be Imperial Hint's prep race for the March 30 Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1).

Oasis Dream Colt Tops Tattersalls Yearling Sale

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 21:43
Several unmet reserves paved the way for Lot 89 to break the six-figure barrier, selling to Gosden in conjunction with Anthony Stroud, who signed the docket for the sale-topping price of 260,000gns ($349,249).

Arqana to Handle Fares Dispersal

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 21:43
Lebanese owner-breeder Issam Fares has decided to disperse his equine stock with all of his racing and breeding interests to be offered at the Arqana Breeding Stock Sale and 2019 February Mixed Sale.

Los Alamitos Winter Meet to Start Dec. 6

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 18:38
The winter meet will run between Dec. 6 and Dec. 16 with a Thursday-Sunday basis with post time at 1 p.m. during weekdays and 12:30 p.m. during weekends.

NYRA Opens New Backstretch Residence at Belmont Park

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 18:38
The new building, which will provide space for 100 residents, is the second newly constructed residential building at Belmont Park in just the last three years to upgrade residential facilities for the men and women living and working at Belmont.

Arc and Dual Derby Winner Sinndar Dies at Age 21

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 18:38
Sinndar, a brilliant winner of the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes (G3), the Budweiser Irish Derby (G1), and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere (G1) during his stunning 3-year-old season in 2000, has died at the age of 21.

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