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Frank Mirahmadi Named Santa Anita Track Announcer

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 15:37
Frank Mirahmadi, a well-known figure in racing circles from coast to coast, has been named Santa Anita Park's permanent announcer and will assume his duties beginning opening day, Dec. 26.

Arqana to Handle Fares Disperal

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 15:37
Dispersal to be held at Breeding Stock and February Mixed sales.

Smooth Daddy to Stand at Compass Stallions in Ireland

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 15:37
Smooth Daddy, a talented son of Scat Daddy who rallied to deny Time Test in the Fort Marcy Stakes (G3T) at Belmont Park last year, will stand his first season under the Compas Stallions banner in Ireland at a €5,000 fee next spring. 

Ken Wilkins Returns to Adena Springs Kentucky

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 15:37
Ken Wilkins will be returning to the team at Adena Springs Kentucky, effective immediately, the farm announced Nov. 26.

Flying Scotsman Dominates Cecil B. DeMille Stakes

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 21:06
Flying Scotsman showed Nov. 25 why his connections thought to pre-enter him in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T).

Moonlit Promise Wins Bessarabian With Driving Finish

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 21:06
Hill 'n' Dale Equine Holdings and Windsor Boys Racing's Moonlit Promise successfully defended her title in the $175,000 Bessarabian Stakes (G2) with a stretch drive Nov. 25 at Woodbine.

Oisin Murphy Has Pair in Tattersalls December Sale

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 21:06
Oisin Murphy, whose career reached new heights this season thanks to his association with Horse of the Year Roaring Lion, will offer a mare in foal to Aclaim and her Declaration of War filly at the Tattersalls December Sale. 

Battle of Midway Holds Off Dabster in Native Diver

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 18:03
Midway through the 1 1/8-mile dirt test, it became clear Isotherm was overmatched, and Battle of Midway and Dabster, never more than a half-length apart, began their duel to the wire.

December Yearling Sale Gets Newmarket Action Underway

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 18:03
In a case of quality over quantity, the catalog for this year's sale has been trimmed to 200 for the third year in a row despite a record average of 34,488gns ($48,222) and median of 25,000gns ($34,997) posted last year. 

Almond Eye Dominates in Japan Cup at Tokyo Racecourse

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 18:03
Almond Eye stepped to the top rank in Japanese racing with an emphatic victory Nov. 25 in the Japan Cup in association with Longines (G1) at Tokyo Racecourse.

Oisin Murphy to Has Pair in Tattersalls December Sale

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 18:03
Oisin Murphy, whose career reached new heights this season thanks to his association with Horse of the Year Roaring Lion, will offer a mare in foal to Aclaim and her Declaration of War filly at the Tattersalls December Sale. 

Grade 1 Winner Wake Forest Claimed Back by Michael Dubb

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 18:03
A little over four months after he was purchased for $90,000 by R.A. Stable at Fasig-Tipton's July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale, grade 1 winner Wake Forest was claimed for $8,000 at Gulfstream Park West by his previous owner, Michael Dubb.

Grade 1 Winner I Want Revenge Dies

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 01:46
Grade 1 winner I Want Revenge, who recently sold for $10,000 at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, died Nov. 24 in Indiana, according to a statement released by owner Jeff Jeans through the Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Program.

Caribou Club Continues Glen Hill's Roll at Del Mar

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 22:38
Caribou Club continued a standout weekend for Glen Hill Farm and trainer Tom Proctor with a 1 1/4-length score in the $200,000 Seabiscuit Handicap (G2T) Nov. 24 at Del Mar.

White Flag Wins Aqueduct Turf Sprint Championship

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 22:38
Robert S. Evans' White Flag benefited from a ground-saving trip under jockey David Cohen Nov. 24 and held off a late charge from stablemate Disco Partner to win the $125,000 Aqueduct Turf Sprint Championship at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Wrona Out as Santa Anita Track Announcer

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 22:38
Michael Wrona has been removed from his position as the track announcer at Santa Anita Park, the 52-year-old from Australia said Nov. 24, after he met with The Stronach Group's chief operating officer Tim Ritvo.

Ikerrin Road Takes Inside Route in Kennedy Stakes

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 22:38
A runner-up in last year's Kennedy Road Stakes (G2), Ikerrin Road blazed a path to victory in the 2018 edition contested on Nov. 24 at Woodbine.

Signalman Breaks Through in Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 22:38
After suffering a couple tough losses in the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (G1) and Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1), Signalman muscled his way into the winner's circle Nov. 24 with a score in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2).

Lady Paname at Home in Long Island Stakes

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 22:38
The pattern of European imports finding new life in the barn of Chad Brown got another link added to it on Nov. 24 when Lady Paname came surging three-wide down the middle of the course to capture the $400,000 Long Island Stakes (G3T).

Grade 1 Winner Ralis to Stand In British Columbia

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 19:34
Grade 1 winner Ralis has been purchased by trainer Glen Todd and will stand in British Columbia in 2019, Todd said Nov. 24.

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