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The Jockey Club Launches Summer Internship Program

Sat, 2021-01-16 10:36
As part of its efforts to support young people who are interested in entering the Thoroughbred industry, The Jockey Club announced Jan. 15 the creation of a structured summer internship program for college students and recent college graduates.

Industry Leaders at Recent NYS Hearing Encourage Change

Sat, 2021-01-16 10:36
The economic state of New York racing is encouraging, according to industry leaders who spoke at a hearing Jan. 14, but without significant changes going forward, they warned of a dire future.

Coolmore Lands Pricey Son of Not A Single Doubt

Sat, 2021-01-16 10:36
Magic Millions has achieved a record sale in a remarkable set of circumstances with the final Book 1 session still to come, after three colts made more than a million dollars Jan. 15.

Channel Maker Aims for Races in Saudi Arabia and Dubai

Sat, 2021-01-16 10:36
Channel Maker, expected to be honored as America's champion older turf male, is aimed toward two grass races this winter in the Middle East. Co-owner Adam Wachtel said the gelding will race once in Saudi Arabia followed by another race in Dubai.

Argentine Star Great Escape to Join Correas in U.S.

Sat, 2021-01-16 10:36
Great Escape, winner of the Nov. 28 Gran Premio Nacional (G1), has shipped to North America and will join Ignacio Correas' barn at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots next week.

Quick Will Need Stamina in Santa Anita's Astra

Fri, 2021-01-15 10:32
Being quick is a virtue for any Thoroughbred, yet for a 5-year-old mare named Quick (GB), stamina will be of the essence Jan. 17 when she faces eight rivals in the $100,000 Astra Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park.

Alwaysmining Starts Fresh in Jennings

Fri, 2021-01-15 10:32
Alwaysmining, winner of last year's Jennings Stakes at Laurel Park, enters the Jan. 16 contest for new trainer Austin Trites.

Racehorses Help Keeneland January Sale End On High Note

Fri, 2021-01-15 10:32
The closing session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale kept buyers on the edges of their pavilion seats until the last moments Jan. 14 as the final racing and stallion prospects consigned to the four-day sale went through the ring.

Lukas, 85, Sees Promise in Oaklawn Park Stable

Fri, 2021-01-15 10:32
The legendary D. Wayne Lukas, 85, has returned to Oaklawn, his winter base for more than a decade, after recently losing another one of his longtime prominent clients in an era of horses going to other trainers, declining foal crops, and COVID-19.

Schwartzman Works to Turn Tragedy Into Triumph

Fri, 2021-01-15 10:32
Prominent Peruvian owner/breeder Boris Schwartzman, who lost four stallions more than a year ago during a brutal invasion of his farm, is rebuilding his breeding and racing operation in Kentucky.

Rebel's Romance Lands UAE Two Thousand Guineas Trial

Fri, 2021-01-15 10:32
Rebel's Romance galloped into the picture for the UAE Derby (G2) with a determined victory Jan. 14 in the UAE Two Thousand Guineas Trial at Meydan.

Executive Management Changes at Fort Erie

Fri, 2021-01-15 10:32
After five years as chief operating officer/chief financial officer of the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium, Tom Valiquette will take a step back from some of his COO duties, but will continue to maintain an important executive leadership role.

Brooklyn Strong to Pass Withers Stakes Due to Illness

Fri, 2021-01-15 10:32
Brooklyn Strong, winner of the Dec. 5 Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Racetrack, will miss the Feb. 6 Withers Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack after getting sick, trainer Danny Velazquez said Jan. 14.

Not A Single Doubt Colts Soar to Seven Figures

Fri, 2021-01-15 10:32
Hong Kong owner Tony Fung demonstrated his intent to remain a significant investor in the Australian industry with two seven-figure colts by Not A Single Doubt Jan. 14, the third day of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Blow to British Racing's Hopes of Levy Reform

Fri, 2021-01-15 10:32
Sports minister Nigel Huddleston wrote to British Horseracing Authority this week to say the government would only be examining whether there was a case for bringing forward the timetable for a review.

Large Fields as Racing Resumes at Golden Gate Fields

Fri, 2021-01-15 10:32
Golden Gate Fields horsemen, unable to race there since Nov. 12 following a COVID-19 outbreak at the track, have supported entries for a resumption of racing that begins at the Northern California track Jan. 15.

Acclimate Leads Santa Anita's California-Bred Stakes

Fri, 2021-01-15 10:32
Santa Anita Park's 10-race card Jan. 16 lacks graded stakes, but not graded stakes winners. Five stakes for California-breds attracted sizable fields that drew graded winners Warren's Showtime, Marckie's Water, Ward 'n Jerry, and Acclimate.

Trade Remains Steady on Day 3 of Keeneland January Sale

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:28
The pace at the start of the Jan. 13 opening session of Book 2 at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale was somewhat slowed compared to Book 1, but the penultimate day was not without its fast-moving highlights. 

Extravagant Kid Back to Dirt for Sunshine Sprint

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:28
Extravagant Kid, one of the better turf sprinters in Kentucky and Florida the past few years, will return to dirt Jan. 16 when the 8-year-old Kiss the Kid gelding makes a title defense in the $75,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint at Gulfstream Park.

Casse Targets Honey Fox for Got Stormy's Return

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:28
Dual grade 1 stakes winner Got Stormy is pointed to the $125,000 Honey Fox Stakes (G3T) Feb. 27 at Gulfstream Park after breezing a half-mile Jan. 13 in :48 2/5 at Casse Training Center in Ocala.

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