Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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There will be a new voice of racing by the San Francisco Bay Dec. 26, as Golden Gate Fields announced the hiring of Matt Dinerman as track announcer Nov. 17.
Emerald Downs announced Nov. 17 that Tom Harris will be track's new full-time announcer.
In his final serious work in advance of his expected start in the Nov. 24 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (G1) at Churchill Downs, graded stakes winner The Player cruised through a five-furlong breeze easy as he pleased.
Joel Zawitz paid $50,000 for a weanling filly by first-crop sire Conveyance from the family of champion Indian Blessing for the most expensive purchase during the 11th and penultimate session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 17.
Royal Mo suffered a career-ending injury six days ahead of the Preakness Stakes (G1) this year, but after surgery at New Bolton Center and several months to recuperate, the son of Uncle Mo is now in a position to pursue a stallion career.
Coffee Pot Stables' Farrell, the one-length winner of the Chilukki Stakes (G2), may try turf for the first time in the Nov. 24 Mrs. Revere Stakes (G2T) at Churchill Downs, according to trainer Wayne Catalano.
RMTC to auction halters for critical, tactical research grants
Stanley Ersoff, a former president for the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association (FTBOA), who bred and raced the grade 1 winner Charon, passed away earlier in the week. Ersoff was 81.
El Deal, winner of the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) at Saratoga Race Course this July, has been retired from racing, owners Al and Michelle Crawford announced Nov. 17.
The Texas Thoroughbred Association, in partnership with Lone Star Park, has announced its sales dates for 2018.
The CHRB conditionally approved racing meet applications for both Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields during its monthly meeting Nov. 16 at Del Mar, but the conditions are far from settled with opening day for both meets just around the corner.
Tim Ritvo says, even though it may result in a significant loss to Northern California's horse population, the current plan for the 2018 season is to shut down Golden Gate Fields as an auxiliary stable for about two months of fair racing.
Calumet Farm acquired the session-topping horse Nov. 16 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, paying $110,000 for the Unbridled's Song mare Camryn's Gem in foal to Wicked Strong.
Protonico, a four-time graded stakes-winning son of Giant's Causeway, has moved to John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington for the 2018 breeding season.
Central Florida's Journeyman Stud released its 2018 stud fees Nov. 16, led by first-crop weanling sire Khozan, whose fee has been set at $5,000.
Clay Whitham co-manages with his mother, Janis, the family's racing and breeding operation, Whitham Thoroughbreds. The Whithams keep about 10 broodmares and a similar amount of horses in training.
Japan's Autumn Festival of group 1 events centers on Kyoto Nov. 19, where a rather wide-open field tackles the Mile Championship with year-end honors on the line.
Immediately after standout races by three of their sprinters in the Breeders' Cup, Rockingham Ranch and trainer Peter Miller considered each for a run in the prestigious Dec. 10 Hong Kong Sprint (G1) at Sha Tin.
A Look Back at Glorious Song, who won three straight grade 1 races in 1980, including the Top Flight Handicap.
Tom Queally, known best as the regular jockey of undefeated European champion Frankel, has relocated to Northern California, where he'll begin riding Nov. 16 at Golden Gate Fields.