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Prominent Owner/Breeder Phyllis Wyeth Dies at 78

Thu, 2019-01-17 02:53
Wyeth added to her family's storied history in Thoroughbred racing by breeding and racing 2012 Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Union Rags.

Coltimus Prime Retired to Stud in Ontario

Thu, 2019-01-17 02:53
Owner/breeder Jayson Horner's Canadian classic winner will stand at Curraghmore Farm.

Valdivia Joins Oaklawn Park Jockey Colony

Thu, 2019-01-17 02:53
Agent Jay Fedor will represent perennial Arlington International Racecourse riding champion Jose Valdivia Jr. at the 2019 Oaklawn Park meeting that begins Jan. 25.

Tickets for 2019 Breeders' Cup on Sale March 4

Thu, 2019-01-17 02:53
The 2019 event will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. for a record-breaking 10th time.

Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Supplemental Catalog Online

Thu, 2019-01-17 02:53
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged an initial 47 entries for its 2019 Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale supplemental catalog, which may now be viewed online.

Long Range Toddy Works Toward 2019 Debut at Oaklawn

Thu, 2019-01-17 02:53
Three leading local candidates for the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds Jan. 25 at Oaklawn Park had workouts over a fast track Jan. 14, including two for Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen.

NTRA Reports Record Support for Eclipse Awards

Wed, 2019-01-16 14:53
The NTRA today announced that there will be a record number of sponsors and partners supporting the 48th Annual Eclipse Awards, presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders' Cup and The Stronach Group, and produced by NTRA.

Asmussen, McPeek Horses Ready for Dubai Racing

Wed, 2019-01-16 14:53
A promising 3-year-old and top sprinter have arrived in Dubai for Steve Asmussen, and Ken McPeek has four horses at Meydan as the two U.S.-based trainers target not only Dubai World Cup Day races but events at the track's Carnival meeting as well.

Aerolithe Arrives for Pegasus World Cup Turf

Wed, 2019-01-16 14:53
Sunday Racing's grade 1 winner Aerolithe arrived Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park at approximately 3:15 a.m. to prepare for the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1T) coming up Jan. 26 at the Florida track.

Five Tracks to Host MATCH Series Race Days in 2019

Wed, 2019-01-16 14:53
After a successful return of the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships in 2018, this year the series returns with a format change that will allow each participating track a day in the spotlight.

Horsemen Ask Illinois to Reimburse 'Recapture' Funds

Wed, 2019-01-16 02:49
Illinois Horsemen are appealing for industry-wide support of an effort to recover millions of dollars in purse money lost annually because of apparently unenforceable provisions of state law.

Camelot Kitten to Questroyal North

Wed, 2019-01-16 02:49
The multiple graded stakes-winning son of Kitten's Joy will stand for $5,000.

Unbeaten "Indian Frankel" Targets Indian Derby

Wed, 2019-01-16 02:49
Indian grade 1 winner Sir Cecil is unbeaten in seven starts

New York-Bred Colt is Union Jackson's First Foal

Tue, 2019-01-15 14:45
Ron Lombardi's Mr. Amore Stables bred the colt out of the Rockport Harbor mare Hoboken Honey.

Wire Act Interpretation Changes Shouldn't Impact Racing

Tue, 2019-01-15 14:45
A Department of Justice change in how it views the Wire Act is not expected to impact pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing.

Connections Consider Options for Escape Clause

Tue, 2019-01-15 14:45
Escape Clause already has accomplished something that escapes most horses: winning 19 races in just 28 starts.

Jockey Spencer Picks up Gulfstream, Fair Grounds Mounts

Tue, 2019-01-15 14:45
European-based jockey Jamie Spencer started a working holiday in the United States at Gulfstream Park Jan. 13, riding Brendan Walsh-trained Bantu to a fourth-place finish in the ninth race, a one-mile allowance for older horses on turf.

Churchill Downs Inc. Completes Presque Isle Purchase

Tue, 2019-01-15 14:45
Churchill Downs Inc.'s previously announced purchase of Presque Isle Downs in Erie, Penn. became official Jan. 11, giving CDI a foothold in the Keystone State's racing, gaming, online gaming, and sports wagering markets.

Baffert Considers Plans for Game Winner, McKinzie

Tue, 2019-01-15 14:45
Trainer Bob Baffert likely will have Game Winner make his seasonal debut in the $500,000 San Felipe Stakes (G2) March 9 at Santa Anita Park.

Walking Thunder Taking Next Step at Meydan

Tue, 2019-01-15 14:45
Phoenix Ladies Syndicate's Walking Thunder, who won the UAE 2000 Guineas Trial (non-black-type) by nine lengths Jan. 10 to earn his third win in as many starts, is preparing to stay the course in the $250,000 UAE Two Thousand Guineas (G3) Feb. 7. 

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