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The Player Signals His Readiness for Clark Handicap

Fri, 2017-11-17 19:53
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.

Conveyance Filly Tops Keeneland's Penultimate Session

Fri, 2017-11-17 19:53
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 Set for Stud Career in 2018

Fri, 2017-11-17 19:53
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.

Farrell Could Try Turf in Next Start

Fri, 2017-11-17 19:53
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 Research Grants

Fri, 2017-11-17 19:53
RMTC to auction halters for critical, tactical research grants

Former President of FTBOA Stanley Ersoff Dies

Fri, 2017-11-17 19:53
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.

Grade 1 winner El Deal Retired

Fri, 2017-11-17 19:53
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.  

Texas Thoroughbred Association Sets 2018 Sale Dates

Fri, 2017-11-17 19:53
The Texas Thoroughbred Association, in partnership with Lone Star Park, has announced its sales dates for 2018.

CHRB Conditionally Approves California Meet Proposals

Fri, 2017-11-17 07:50
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.

Golden Gate to Close as Auxiliary Stable in 2018

Thu, 2017-11-16 19:50
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.

Camryn's Gem Tops Keeneland November 10th Session

Thu, 2017-11-16 19:50
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 Moves to Darby Dan Farm

Thu, 2017-11-16 19:50
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.

Khozan Leads Journeyman Stud's 2018 Roster

Thu, 2017-11-16 19:50
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 to Give Keynote at 2018 HBPA Convention

Thu, 2017-11-16 19:50
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.

Mile Championship: Japan's Year-End Honors Up For Grabs

Thu, 2017-11-16 19:50
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.

Stormy Liberal in for HK Sprint, Richard's Boy Possible

Thu, 2017-11-16 19:50
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.

Look Back: Glorious Song Travels East and Triumphs

Thu, 2017-11-16 07:46
A Look Back at Glorious Song, who won three straight grade 1 races in 1980, including the Top Flight Handicap.

Tom Queally, Rider of Frankel, Moves Tack to California

Thu, 2017-11-16 07:46
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.

Fasig-Tipton Adds 73 to Midlantic December Mixed Sale

Wed, 2017-11-15 19:41
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged an additional 73 entries for its upcoming Midlantic December mixed sale, to be held Dec. 5 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md.

Dona Bruja Bids for More Churchill Success in Cardinal

Wed, 2017-11-15 19:41
Dona Bruja (ARG), winner of the Old Forester Mint Julep Handicap (G3T) on Churchill Downs' Matt Winn Turf Course in June, will seek her second stakes triumph over that surface in the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (G3T) Nov. 18.