Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale kicked off Oct. 3 at a steady pace, seeing horses change hands, including the session topping $320,000 daughter of Uncle Mo, purchased by Legion Bloodstock, agent.
Hazelwood Bloodstock brings a draft of 20 carefully selected and precociously bred yearlings to be offered during Books 1 thru 3 of the Tattersall's October Yearling Sale, beginning Oct. 4 at the Park Paddocks in Newmarket.
With its three sessions comprising 550 of the world's best-bred yearlings, Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, which begins Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., can be considered the Everest of bloodstock auctions.
The New York State Gaming Commission's board Oct. 3 also put off until November a decision on Churchill Downs Inc.'s bid to purchase a company whose holdings include a large casino in the Finger Lakes region.
Jockey and new mother Sophie Doyle returned to breezing horses last week at Keeneland as she prepares for a possible comeback to race riding. She and her fiancé, trainer Chris Davis, welcomed their first child, Emilie Sophia Davis, July 8.
The 56th International Conference of Horseracing Authorities held Oct. 3 in Paris included an update on the progress and future plans for the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority that launched July 1.
Dr. Richard J. Sheehan, Sr., one of the most respected and admired equine veterinarians in New England and beyond during his illustrious career, passed away on Sept. 30 with his family by his side in Mansfield, Mass. He was 91.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be promoted at Woodbine Racetrack's Aftercare Day Oct. 8, 2022. TAA will be recognized throughout the race day, including in the presentation of the Nearctic Stakes (G2).
Jockey Sonny Leon will be suspended through Oct. 29 for intentionally interfering with Hot Rod Charlie and Tyler Gaffalione in deep stretch of the Lukas Classic Stakes (G2). Leon insists his saddle slipped and he was fighting to keep his balance.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 299 main catalog entries for The November Sale, the company's selected mixed sale to be held in Lexington Sunday, Nov. 6, following the Breeders' Cup. The single-session sale will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET.
Ce Ce and Victor Espinoza did their best impersonation of an apex predator, stalking the leaders early on before displaying their killer instinct at the half-mile point Oct. 2 before breezing to a 2 1/4-length win in the $100,000 Chillingworth.
The Bayern colt rocketed 5 furlongs in :55.25 to qualify for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint, an unusual landing spot for a Bob Baffert horse. The Hall of Famer has trained 17 BC winners but never one in the grass sprint for 2-year-olds.
Tied with Tizamagician at one each in 1 1/2-mile stakes, Heywoods Beach took a 2-1 lead by winning the Tokyo City Cup as Tizamagician finished third.
Midnight Memories followed Defunded's win in Awesome Again Stakes for a Breeders' Cup prep double at Santa Anita for owners Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman.
A private purchase by owner Peter Brant in 2021, Rocky Sky had yet to register a win in the U.S. before her breakthrough victory in the Waya.
It was sweet redemption for the connections of Sir for Sure, who closed the curtain on this year's OLG Canadian Triple Crown with a command performance in the Oct. 2 $400,400 Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine.
Making his turf debut in the Pilgrim, Major Dude had previously raced three times on dirt and failed to distinguish himself on the surface.
The nearly 1,700-pound statue is the centerpiece of Spendthrift Farm's new B. Wayne Hughes Visitors Center, which will officially open Nov. 1 during the week leading up to the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Repole Stable's Chocolate Gelato fought off a determined You're My Girl to win the Frizette Stakes (G1) on a sloppy Aqueduct main track. The daughter of Practical Joke earned a spot in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes (G1).
Frankie Dettori's bid to register a record-extending seventh win in the Arc might have fallen short with Torquator Tasso, but he was still the toast of Longchamp the evening of Oct. 2 after plundering the Prix de la Foret (G1) on Kinross.