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Under jockey Mike Smith for the first time, Intimidate set the pace early in the one-mile King Glorious for California-bred juveniles, turned back a challenge from Lucky Romano in the stretch, and gamely pulled away late to win by 1 1/4 lengths.
Under heady handling from jockey Edgard Zayas, Shakhimat took over on the backstretch after racing off a tepid early pace and had plenty left to turn back Galton and stablemate Tower of Texas late in the Tropical Turf Stakes (G3T).
After Fear the Cowboy rallied for a 2 1/4-length victory in Saturday's test, trainer Efren Loza Jr. said the multiple graded stakes winner could be available to a Pegasus World Cup (G1) stakeholder looking for a contender to run in the Jan. 27 event.
Marco Thoroughbred Corp.'s Mo Cash battled favored Three Rules in the stretch and prevailed by three-quarters of a length in the $125,000 FTBOA Marion County Florida Sire Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs Dec. 16.
Louis Ferrari's homebred Aunt Babe nosed out grade 2 winner Pure Silver to take the $150,000 New York Stallion Series Fifth Avenue Stakes Dec. 16 at odds of 39-1.
In the $100,000 Rampart Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park Dec. 16 , Lewis Bay provided a refresher course on her ability when she turned back even-money favorite Curlin's Approval to score a 1 1/4-length win in her first start since November of 2016.
Mahoning Valley Race Course, in cooperation with the Ohio HBPA, announced a 5-7% purse increase effective Jan. 2.
The well-fancied Tap o' Noth gave trainer Vaughan Marshall his fifth victory in the 1,600-meter (about one mile) Forus Cape Guineas (G1), the start of South Africa's Triple Crown for 3-year-olds.
As will be the case fairly often in the coming weeks, the focal point for stakes action Dec. 16 will be at Gulfstream Park.
Following the auction of a no guarantee Uncle Mo charity season, Juddmonte Farms offered to match the winning bid if a second season was made available.
Live in Joy, a stakes-winning son of Kitten's Joy, has been purchased by Broughton Farm and will stand enter stud at farm near Odessa, Texas, next year, according to Misti Broughton.
The Pennsylvania racing commission on Dec. 15 strengthened the initial penalties assigned by state stewards against owner-trainer Mario Rafael Rodriguez for his handling of a horse with a broken leg at Hollywood Gaming at Penn National Race Course.
Dean Reeves of Reeves Thoroughbred Racing confirmed Dec. 15 that a deal has been reached with Al Shaqab Racing to start Toast of New York in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27.
Two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome returned in top form Dec. 15 to his home base at Taylor Made Farm, near Nicholasville, Ky., from his first Southern Hemisphere shuttle season in Chile.
Golden Gate Fields concluded a successful fall meet Dec. 10 with over year gains in handle.
Venezuelan owner Salomon Del-Vallee has reached a deal with stakeholder William Gallo of Gallo Stables and Bella Inizio Farm to run Gunnevera in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27.
Apprentice Wes Hamilton won his first two professional races Dec. 11 at Laurel Park in his only mounts on the card. It was also the first time that he beat his dad to the finish line.
Shannon Luce, who has served as The Jockey Club's communications manager since January 2012, has been named director of communications, it was announced Dec. 15 by president and chief operating officer James L. Gagliano.
Kirsten Rausing's Lanwades Stud announced Dec. 15 that its group 1 winner Archipenko has died due to a rare, rapidly spreading, and aggressive form of lymphoma.
Scathing, a Grazen filly claimed for $8,000 Oct. 6 at Santa Anita Park, was the first horse based at San Luis Rey Training Center during the devastating brushfire that hit the facility Dec. 7, to make it to a race.