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State regulators in New York are moving to relax rules regarding claiming races established in the wake of the high-profile rash of equine deaths during the 2012 Aqueduct winter meet.
Following Monomoy Girl's Cotillion Stakes (G1) Sept. 22 at Parx Racing, where she finished first but was disqualified to second behind Midnight Bisou, Abel Tasman moved into the best spot of any female in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll.
The son of Curlin was the 2017 champion 2-year-old and a grade 1 winner at 3. The colt, bred by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, is out of the Hard Spun stakes winner Glinda the Good.
One week after taking the lead in the race for the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship Series overall championship, Sycamore Racing V's Jessica Krupnick held off challenges by three horses in three different divisions to secure the title.
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) today announced the recipients of its two non-competition awards, the T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the T.I.P. Young Rider of the Year Award, for 2018.
Barretts has cataloged 286 entries for its Fall Yearling and Horses of All Ages Sale to be held Tuesday, October 16 at Fairplex in Pomona, California.
Yuesheng Zhang's well-traveled Yulong Warrior has raced on three continents in his 10-race career and has now won stakes on two after his score in the $100,000 Getaway Day Stakes Sept. 23 at Emerald Downs.
Ashford Stud's Uncle Mo, whose fourth crop is on the track this year, held on to the lead with total sales of $22,392,000 for 65 sold of 87 offered.
Apprentice jockey Heriberto Figueroa earned his second consecutive riding title at Los Alamitos Race Course, while Bob Baffert and Peter Miller shared training-title honors as the Los Angeles County Fair meet concluded Sept. 23.
Keeneland brought down the curtain on its marathon September Yearling Sale Sept. 23 with impressive increases in gross and average, while the median declined from last year's record level.
A trip to the winner's circle has been long overdue for grade 1 winner Union Strike, who finally broke her five-race losing streak Sept. 23 in the $300,000 Gallant Bloom Stakes (G2) over 6 1/2 furlongs at Belmont Park.
Lookin for Eight ran away with the $125,000 Durham Cup Stakes (G3) at Woodbine Sept. 23 to win the first stakes of his career as a 4-year-old.
In his debut effort, Albie took a $62,000 maiden special weight race restricted to New York-bred 2-year-olds at Belmont Park Sept. 23 to become the first winner for freshman sire Alpha.
Triple Crown winner Justify will stand for $150,000 during his first breeding season at Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., Coolmore America announced Sept. 23.
The Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), run on dirt at Churchill Downs Nov. 3, is an option for Roaring Lion, trainer John Gosden revealed Sept. 23.
The $300,000 Charles Town Oaks (G3) went to the home team Sept. 22, as West Virginia-bred and West Virginia-trained Late Night Pow Wow found just enough to edge 42-1 longshot Chauncey by a neck at the wire.
West Point Thoroughbreds, Denise Barker, and William Sandbrook's Galilean very much looked like a first-time starter in the Los Alamitos Race Course stretch Sept. 22, but despite some greenness, the Uncle Mo colt's talent prevailed.
In his first stakes start Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Patternrecognition looked like a seasoned pro.
Woodford Racing's Switzerland left no room for error when he outpaced his competition to win the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Sept. 22 at Laurel Park.
Coolmore also sent mares to Godolphin sire Dubawi