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Pure Justice is First Winner for Twinspired

Fri, 2017-09-22 04:04
Grade 1-placed stakes winner and freshman sire Twinspired got his first winner Sept. 21 when his daughter Pure Justice broke her maiden by 15 3/4 lengths at Belterra Park.

New York Considers Change on Diathermy Treatments

Thu, 2017-09-21 16:04
Proposal would change the time in which a Thoroughbred horse can be treated with electro-medical equipment from 24 hours before the start of a race program to 24 hours before the post time of the treated horse's race.

Fred Maas Appointed to California Horse Racing Board

Thu, 2017-09-21 16:04
California Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Fred Maas to the California Horse Racing Board Sept. 21 to fill a vacancy left by previous commissioner Steve Beneto, who resigned from the board in January.

Court Strikes Down Indiana 'Claiming Jail' Regulation

Thu, 2017-09-21 16:04
Ruling that an Indiana regulation surrounding claiming races discriminates against out-of-state racetracks, a U.S. District Court Judge Sept. 20 found in favor of plaintiff Jerry Jamgotchian, et al., to end the "claiming jail" practice.

Fair Grounds Stakes Schedule Worth $6.69 Million

Thu, 2017-09-21 16:04
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a stakes schedule with 57 stakes worth more than $6.69 million for the 146th Thoroughbred racing season at the New Orleans oval. Opening day is slated for Nov. 18 and will include four overnight stakes.

Jockey Club Projects Foal Crop Similar to Last Year

Thu, 2017-09-21 16:04
The Jockey Club reported 21,624 live foals of 2017 being reported to The Jockey Club on Live Foal Reports.

Celestine Heads Talented Bunch in Noble Damsel

Thu, 2017-09-21 16:04
A small but talented quintet will contest the Noble Damsel at a mile over the Widener Turf Course at Belmont Park as Time and Motion, Celestine, and Sassy Little Lila knock heads.

United States Stop in 2018 Unlikely for Winx

Thu, 2017-09-21 16:04
The chances of Winx heading to the United States in 2018 would be remote, but if the unlikely were to happen, the Saratoga Race Course meet might be the best fit.

Look Back: Lonesome Glory Earns a Fifth Eclipse Award

Thu, 2017-09-21 16:04
A look back at steeplechaser Lonesome Glory's fifth Eclipse Award.

Breeders' Cup Announces Public Transportation Plan

Thu, 2017-09-21 04:00
Park-and-Ride Program Offers Free Parking and Shuttle Service.

Barretts Juvenile Key Prep for Run Away

Thu, 2017-09-21 04:00
Kaleem Shah's Run Away will make a relatively quick turnaround Sept. 23 for the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile Stakes at Los Alamitos Race Course, while trainer Simon Callaghan still has an eye on the Run Away and Hide colt's future.

Tequilita Seeks Second Graded Win in Charles Town Oaks

Thu, 2017-09-21 04:00
An overflow field of three-year-old fillies will take to the gate at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Sept. 23 in a quest to take home the lion's share of the purse  in the $300,000 Charles Town Oaks (G3).  

Energy Carries Keeneland September Into Book 5

Thu, 2017-09-21 04:00
The energy level was high in the back ring at Keeneland Sept. 20 as the marathon September sale rolled through the first session of Book 5.

Breeder Boulton Sees Plan Come Together

Thu, 2017-09-21 04:00
When the hammer fell at $150,000 for a filly she co-bred, Amy Boulton embraced consignor Pat Costello of Paramount Sales as tears flowed from her eyes.

Tom's Ready Stretches Out for Kelso

Thu, 2017-09-21 04:00
After a placing in the Forego Stakes (G1) last time out, G M B Racing's Tom's Ready will stretch out to the one-mile distance Sept. 23 in the $300,000 Kelso Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park.

Farrell, Tequilita Meet in Dogwood Stakes

Thu, 2017-09-21 04:00
Multiple graded stakes winner Farrell will return to racing action for the first time since she competed in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) more than four months ago when she headlines the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes Sept. 23.

Sept. 20 Session Topper Brings $175,000

Thu, 2017-09-21 04:00
A racy gray/roan filly from the first crop of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms’ Atreides topped the ninth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale. The filly, Hip 3077, brought $175,000 Sept. 20, the first session of Book 5.

Records Fall at Tattersalls Ireland September

Thu, 2017-09-21 04:00
New heights were scaled at this year's Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale, which saw sale records fall over two days of strong and determined bidding.

Hall of Fame Names Triple Crown Exhibit After Chenery

Thu, 2017-09-21 04:00
In recognition of her remarkable contributions to the sport of Thoroughbred racing, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has named its Winners of the Triple Crown exhibit in honor of Penny Chenery.

Delahooke Supports Water Hay Oats Alliance

Thu, 2017-09-21 04:00
International Bloodstock Agent, James Delahooke has thrown his support behind the efforts of the Water Hay Oats Alliance to ban the use of performance enhancing drugs in U.S. horse racing.