Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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Santa Anita Park's inaugural "Folds of Honor" Charity Poker Tournament was deemed a rousing success as more than $50,000 was raised to help provide scholarships to spouses and children of disabled or fallen American military veterans.
One would be hard pressed to find an individual who did more to promote Northern California racing than Sam Spear.
Bob Neumeier, a sportscaster whose career included covering horse racing for NBC, died Oct. 23. He was 70.
The Breeders' Cup work tab continued Oct. 24 with contenders breezing at Belmont Park, Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Palm Meadows Training Center, and Santa Anita Park.
With several stakes performers in the catalog, the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale is all but guaranteed to provide a wide range of buyers from around the world with horses to suit their needs.
The Ralph Beckett trained Scope earned his first top-level victory when defeating older rivals in the Oct. 24 Prix Royal-Oak (G1) at ParisLongchamp.
Fasig-Tipton will drop the curtain on its 2021 yearling sales season Oct. 25-28 in Lexington, where 1,586 horses are cataloged to the Kentucky October Yearlings auction.
Summer in Saratoga gave her resume a notable update Oct. 24 at Keeneland, winning the $150,000 Dowager Stakes (G3T) ahead of a trip through the ring at The November Sale, Fasig-Tipton’s marquee breeding stock sale across town in Lexington.
W.S. Farish's homebred multiple grade 1 winner Code of Honor will stand the 2022 season at Lane's End Farm, the Versailles, Ky., operation announced Oct. 24.
The nearly two-mile challenge of the Kikuka Sho (G1) is designed to test both the speed and stamina of Japan's top 3-year-olds after a summertime of physical maturation and Titleholder passed that test with flying colors Oct. 24 at Hanshin.
Our Secret Agent, under patient handling from Kazushi Kimura, was full of run late and captured the CA$156,000 Hendrie Stakes (G3), a 6 1/2-furlong Tapeta sprint for fillies and mares Oct. 23 at Woodbine.
The Prix Royal-Oak (G1) race has become a place to discover future talent in recent years, with four of the last six winners benefiting from a useful eight-pound weight-for-age pull as 3-year-olds.
Steve Landers' Racing He'smyhoneybadger edged two other rivals in a three-way blanket finish to the wire in the $150,000 Perryville Stakes Oct. 23 at Keeneland.
Public Sector was certainly a worthy candidate to extend Brown's fall romp to the winner's circle, as the 3-year-old son of Kingman turned in yet another gem in a career full of solid performances.
After a thrilling stretch run and a game duel with 24-1 shot Joy's Rocket, the 3-year-old Union Rags filly edged a head in front to claim her first graded stakes score and a milestone achievement for Godolphin at the Lexington track.
G. J. Stable's multiple stakes winner Prendimi sped to the lead and fended off 3-5 favorite Tappin Cat the length of the stretch for a gutsy neck victory in Saturday's $150,000 Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park.
Chris Pallas flew Florida-based rider Edwin Gonzalez up to New York to ride his homebred Shifty She and Gonzalez delivered with a 1 1/2 length tally aboard the 5-year-old mare in the $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (G3T) Oct. 23 at Belmont Park.
Three-time champion sire Tapit is North America's leading sire of grade 1 winners (27), grade 1 performers (58), graded stakes winners (92), graded stakes horses (177), and stakes performers (284).
Angel Bleu landed his second group 1 victory in the Oct. 23 Criterium International (G1) while El Bodegon took the Criterium St. Cloud (G1), giving trainer James Ferguson his first top level score.
Three of the favorites for the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 6 at Del Mar recorded their penultimate works Oct. 23 for the 1 1/4-mile race, with Hot Rod Charlie breezing at Santa Anita Park and Knicks Go and Essential Quality at Churchill Downs.