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Fasig-Tipton October Sale Continues at Stable Pace

Wed, 2020-10-28 08:00
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearlings Sale hummed along at a stable pace during the Oct. 27 second session, with overall numbers mirroring last year's pre-pandemic auction.

Piranesi Tops Tattersalls Session After Bidding Battle

Wed, 2020-10-28 08:00
Jane Chapple-Hyam secured Piranesi (Lot 675) with a bid of 300,000 guineas (US$410,237) as the progressive 3-year-old topped a day of international trade at the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale in Newmarket on Oct. 27.

Millionaire Giant Expectations Retired

Wed, 2020-10-28 08:00
Multiple graded stakes winner and millionaire Giant Expectations has been retired from racing with career earnings of $1,343,600. He will begin his next career at stud this upcoming breeding season with the location still to be determined.

Los Alamitos Stabling Horses Evacuated From Fires

Wed, 2020-10-28 08:00
Los Alamitos Race Course, which is currently housing 87 horses that had to be evacuated from their homes due to the Silverado Canyon Fire and Blue Ridge Fire currently blazing in Orange County, is prepared to assist 250 more displaced horses.

Report Highlights Hard Hit to Yorkshire Economy

Wed, 2020-10-28 08:00
The financial impact of no crowds on tracks in Yorkshire has been presented in stark terms, with a report detailing how the nine courses in the region have lost over £100 million (US$130,257,000) since March.

TRF Receives $60,000 Matching Gift From Santulli Family

Wed, 2020-10-28 08:00
Gift will match up to $60,000 in donations to the TRF's 2020 Hay Drive challenge.

Two Charles Town Winners DQed for Class 1 Violations

Wed, 2020-10-28 08:00
Two winning horses at Charles Town Sept. 17 have been disqualified for Class 1 drug positives, but no action taken against their trainers due to mitigating circumstances, according to rulings issued by the West Virginia Racing Commission.

Baffert Trainee Merneith Tests Positive for Dextrorphan

Wed, 2020-10-28 08:00
The California Horse Racing Board has filed a complaint against trainer Bob Baffert after his runner Merneith tested positive for dextrorphan after finishing second in an allowance optional claiming race July 25 at Del Mar.

Darby Dan Farm to Stand Higher Power in 2021

Wed, 2020-10-28 08:00
The son of Medaglia d'Oro is a grade 1 winner of $1,534,648. He is being pointed for the Nov. 7 Longines Breeders' Cup Classic (G1).

Mid-Atlantic States to Add Clenbuterol Restrictions

Wed, 2020-10-28 08:00
The controversial therapeutic medication clenbuterol will soon face added restrictions in the Mid-Atlantic region, according to an Oct. 27 release from the Mid-Atlantic Strategic Plan to Reduce Equine Fatalities.

King Fury, Camp Hope Among McPeek's Five BC Pre-Entries

Wed, 2020-10-28 08:00
Swiss Skydiver could be joined by as many as four barnmates at Keeneland next month in the Breeders' Cup before she races in either the Longines Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) or the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) Nov. 7.

Gunnevera to Enter Stud at Pleasant Acres Stallions

Wed, 2020-10-28 08:00
Multiple grade 1-placed, grade 2 winner Gunnevera will enter stud at Joe and Helen Barbazon's Pleasant Acres Stallions near Ocala, Fla., the farm announced Oct. 27. He retired with a 6-5-3 record from 21 starts and earnings of $5,561,800.

This Week's Racing Schedule for Radio, Television

Wed, 2020-10-28 08:00
This week's racing schedule for radio and television, as compiled by America's Best Racing.

Solid Start to Fasig-Tipton October Yearlings Sale

Tue, 2020-10-27 07:56
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearlings Sale, the final yearling auction of the COVID-19 impacted sales season, began on a solid note Oct. 26, with figures on par with last year's first session that was conducted under non-pandemic circumstances.

Asiaaf Tops Tattersalls Autumn Sale Opener

Tue, 2020-10-27 07:56
Travel restrictions may have meant that Tattersalls lacked some of the international hubbub that usually accompanies the Autumn Horses in Training Sale, but there was still plenty of action, and some punchy prices, in the Park Paddocks ring.

Aaron Gryder to Retire After Del Mar Meet

Tue, 2020-10-27 07:56
The 50-year-old Southern California native has ridden 3,933 winners (13%) and earned $129,082,338 since 1986.

No On-Track Equine Fatalities at Santa Anita Fall Meet

Tue, 2020-10-27 07:56
While the nature of equine safety efforts never allow an opportunity to run up the victory flag, Santa Anita Park registered a milestone worth celebrating after completing its fall meet without a single on-track equine fatality.

Baffert's BC Classic Horses Continue to Lead NTRA Polls

Tue, 2020-10-27 07:56
Less than two weeks out from the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland on Nov. 6-7, there was little change in both the latest National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top 3-Year-Old Thoroughbred Poll and NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. 

Guineas Runner-Up Wichita Dies Following Leg Injury

Tue, 2020-10-27 07:56
Wichita, the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (G1) runner-up and Bet365 Park Stakes (G2) winner for Aidan O'Brien this season, has died in Australia due to complications recovering from surgery.

Improbable Named Santa Anita's Horse of the Meet

Tue, 2020-10-27 07:56
WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, and SF Racing's Awesome Again Stakes (G1) winner Improbable heads Santa Anita Park's 2020 Autumn Meet Media Poll, which recognizes equine and human accomplishments in a variety of categories.

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