Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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Le Vent Se Leve won the second leg of the "Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby," the Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun, Dec. 13 at Kawasaki, earning 10 points toward a potential start in the 2018 Run for the Roses.
The annual Cotillion Festival Day Dec. 16 at Tampa Bay Downs features a pair of $125,000 3-year-old stakes sponsored by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, headed by Three Rules and R Angel Katelyn.
Gulfstream Park's Dec. 16 Tropical Turf Stakes (G3T) has attracted a seasoned field of nine turf veterans topped by co-highweights Blacktype and Tower of Texas.
Owner Adam Staple has stopped trying to come up with adequate terms to describe the journey of venerable graded stakes winner Page McKenney.
Hipodromo Camarero will host another day of racing Dec. 15, the second card at the track since Hurricane Maria hit the island Sept. 20.
Fasig-Tipton will not conduct a second Turf Showcase that was held for the first time in 2017 in an effort to fill a niche for an auction designed to offer yearlings more likely to compete on turf based on their breeding or conformational traits.
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for Dec. 13 due to sustained high winds forecast to continue through the afternoon in the New York City metropolitan area.
Through efforts of The Stronach Group and the Jockeys' Guild, After the Impact Fund is now working with jockeys.
Will lead Phoenix Thoroughbreds' U.S. operation.
Not one of the major racing jurisdictions has adopted the RMTC program in entirety.
The Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby continues Dec. 13 at Kawasaki Racecourse as G1 Racing Co. Ltd.'s promising unbeaten colt Le Vent Se Leve (JPN) heads a field of 14 2-year-olds in the one-mile Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun.
Will head sales, marketing, and business development.
Eight-time black-type winner Rainbow Heir will enter stud in 2018 at Ocala Stud Farm in Central Florida upon his retirement from racing.
When Terry Smith, whose Dynamic Research has helped establish ASTM standards in safety vests, looked over the room of riders gathered for the 2017 Jockeys' Guild Assembly Dec. 12 in Las Vegas, he saw a great resource.
Pulling together as a team, the operators and staff of Trifecta Equine Center pulled together to help save dozens of horses from the fire that devastated the San Luis Rey Downs training center near Bonsall, Calif.
California Horse Racing Board officials indicated Dec. 11 that the horses stabled at San Luis Rey Training Center at the time of the Dec. 7 fire that tore through the facility have been accounted for.
Lisa Underwood Young, the former executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, died at home of a heart attack Dec. 9. She was 57.
Jockey Yutaka Take has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit, which recognizes distinguished horsemen and horsewomen for lifelong contributions to Thoroughbred racing.
Leavem in Malibu scored in the Valedictory Stakes (G3) for Mark Casse, who finished second in the Woodbine trainer standings for the first time in over a decade as Norm McKnight took the lead with a five-win performance Dec. 10.
The Alberta Thoroughbred community lost a valued member when Lynn Chouinard died Dec. 7 at the age of 75.