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Inclement weather in the Dublin, Ireland, area forced Tattersalls Ireland to cancel the Ascot December sale scheduled for Dec. 11 and that it will not be rescheduled.
The Quarter Horse Benevolent Charitable Foundation and Los Alamitos Race Course owner and CEO Dr. Edward Allred each donated $25,000, and F. Jack Liebau, vice president of the Los Alamitos Racing Association, donated $10,000 to relief efforts.
To help aid backstretch workers affected by the devastating California fires, Climax Stallions is donating a no-guarantee season to California stallion Curlin To Mischief.
If there was any indication healing from the devastating fire at San Luis Rey Training Center Dec. 7 was beginning, it was the return of humor Dec. 10 at Del Mar, where the majority of evacuated horses and horsemen have been relocated.
Barretts will donate 10% of the sales commissions of horses sold at the 2018 January mixed sale to the California Thoroughbred Horsemen's Foundation.
Lucky Lilac (JPN) circled the leaders into the stretch run in the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (G1) Dec. 10, grabbed the lead and held off Lily Noble (JPN) by three-quarters of a length, giving her sire, Orfevre (JPN), his first grade 1 winner.
Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Gun Runner had his second timed work Dec. 10 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in preparation for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park.
Time Warp (GB) capped a stunning day for the local team in the Longines Hong Kong International Races Dec. 10 at Sha Tin, leading all the way to an easy victory in the Longines Hong Kong Cup (G1).
Making the final start of his globetrotting career, Highland Reel reversed the order of finish from the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T) a month earlier, defeating Talismanic in the Longines Hong Kong Vase (G1) Dec. 10 at Sha Tin by 1 3/4 lengths.
Jala Jala's Clasico del Caribe win capped a big day for jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., who earlier on the stakes card also won aboard Mexico's Jaguaryu in the $124,000 Copa Dama and Panama's Coltimus Prime in the $91,000 Copa Invitacional.
Tigertail Ranch homebred Mobile Bay opened up by nine lengths in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes, but his competition caught up in the stretch and he had to fight to the wire to secure his second consecutive victory in the race.
Taylor Made Stallions and the California Chrome syndicate have donated a no-guarantee season to California Chrome to aid in helping backstretch workers most affected by the fires in California.
Stronach Stables' Silent Sting came flying through the stretch along the rail to win the $125,000 Kingarvie Stakes for Ontario-sired 2-year-olds Dec. 9 at Woodbine.
One race after taking the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity (G1) with McKinzie, Dream Tree gave trainer Bob Baffert the sweep of the day's top-level tests when she drew clear of Yesterday's News in the stretch to take $300,000 Starlet Stakes (G1).
Bob Baffert-trained Street Sense colt was elevated to first after DQ of stablemate.
With Vua Saigon's win in the fifth race on the Dec. 9 Laurel Park card, trainer Jeff Runco joined an exclusive club as he becomes just the twelfth conditioner in the history of North American Thoroughbred racing to reach the 4,000 win plateau.
Having returned from breaking his neck four times, Ellis Park and Indiana Grand regular Francisco Torres said Dec. 9 that he is retiring from the saddle to pursue another career in horse racing.
Neolithic, the third-place finisher in the world's two richest races this season, has been retired, co-owner Jack Wolf of Starlight Racing confirmed Dec. 9.
Talismanic goes into the Longines Hong Kong Vase (G1) no longer as just a poster boy but as a legitimate threat in the world's top mile and a half races.
Margoth's multiple graded stakes winner Gunnevera will train directly up to the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) Jan. 27, 2018 at Gulfstream Park.