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John "Jack" Walsh, who in September was inducted into the Canterbury Park Hall of Fame, died Sept. 27. A resident of Somerset, Wis., Walsh was 86.
A yearling colt from the second crop of Mucho Macho Man was sold for $50,000 to top the Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's Fall Sale Sept. 30 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.
The son of Tapit set a stakes record in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) before winning the 2017 Belmont Stakes (G1) by two lengths. He will stand for $12,500 in 2019.
The Breeders' Cup Classic preps are in the books, and what we have is, in simple terms, a mish mash on paper. The anticipated East vs. West showdown between Accelerate and Diversify didn't pan out with the performance of Diversify.
"The Heroes from the San Luis Rey Training Center Fire" and All American Ruidoso Downs to be honored with Race Track Chaplaincy of America's White Horse awards.
The Jockey Club reported Oct. 1 that 1,778 stallions covered 34,288 mares in North America during 2017, according to statistics compiled through Sept. 26.
Madaket Stables' Liam the Charmer returned to his favorite track and best distance to earn his first graded stakes win Sept. 30 in the $200,000 John Henry Turf Championship (G2T).
Set down in the final furlong of the $200,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (G2T), Klaravich Stables' Newspaperofrecord pulled well away from her competition to win the 1 1/16-mile test at Belmont Park by a commanding 6 1/2 lengths.
She's a Julie reinforced her recent form with a solid score in the $200,000 Remington Park Oaks (G3), pulling away to a 1 1/2-length win Sept. 30.
GMB Racing's Lone Sailor finally got his Derby win Sept. 30, when he edged his rivals in a three-way photo finish to win the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (G3) over 1 1/8 miles at Remington Park.
Rocketry brought down Man o' War's 98-year track record for 1 5/8 miles at Belmont Park when he was able to kick away in the stretch of the $200,000 Temperance Hill Invitational Stakes Sept. 30 to finish in a final time of 2:40.18.
Since her return from a layoff for her 2018 campaign, Vale Dori hasn't looked the same—until Sept. 30 at Santa Anita Park.
Shadwell has recruited the high-class sprinter Tasleet to join its stallion roster at Nunnery Stud in Norfolk next year.
When the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale is renewed Oct. 1-2 at the Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium, it will likely be an extension of the bull market seen in previous yearling sales this year.
Japan narrowly beat better-fancied stablemate Mount Everest at Naas Sept. 30 to enhance Aidan O'Brien's remarkable record in the Beresford Stakes (G2), providing the trainer with his eighth victory in a row and 18th in total.
When Fasig-Tipton's sale of Midlantic Fall Yearlings takes place at the Maryland State Fair Grounds this week, one consignor will have a heightened anticipation level.
Fine Needle came with a perfectly timed rush to land a narrow victory in the Sprinters Stakes (G1) Sept. 30 at Nakayama Racecourse.
Charles Fipke's homebred Seeking the Soul, winner of last year's Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (G1) bounced back to win the one-turn mile Ack Ack Stakes (G3) Sept. 29 at Churchill Downs.
Trainer Chad Summers got the answer he was looking for Sept. 29 as Mind Your Biscuits stalked and pounced his way to a 4 3/4-length victory in the $200,000 Lukas Classic (G3) going 1 1/8-miles at Churchill Downs.
Hronis Racing's Accelerate didn't make it easy on himself in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (G1) Sept. 29 at Santa Anita Park, but his prep for the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) still resulted in a victory.