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A rare positive test for piroplasmosis forced the stallion to stand back-to-back breeding seasons in Chile. Now healthy, the son of Pulpit will return to Lane's End later this month.
After a year in which all of its auctions posted significant gains in key market areas, Tattersalls has ended 2017 with another record year of turnover, with around 331 million guineas in total sales.
Few, if any, horses have logged as many frequent flier miles as Highland Reel (IRE) has in recent years. His career has spanned four years, four continents, and seven countries, and he will run his final race Dec. 10 in the Hong Kong Vase (G1).
The Hong Kong Jockey Club plans to stage "showcase racing carnivals" starting in 2019 at its new training center at Conghua on the Chinese Mainland, HKJC CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges said Dec. 7.
A yearling daughter of Shackleford was sold for $15,000 to top the Dec. 3 Ohio mixed sale at Majestic Farm near Batavia, Ohio.
Top-level winners from around the globe are set to contest four Longines Hong Kong International Races Dec. 10 at Sha Tin, with foreign horses looking especially strong in this year's renewal.
New tax rules regarding withholding and the reporting of pari-mutuel wagers have driven total U.S. wagering above $890.8 million for November. The average handle per race day is up 9.7% for the month compared with a year ago, according to Equibase.
The raising and racing of Ashland Stakes (G1) winner Willa On the Move have been family efforts.
A panel designed to highlight the differences between major international jurisdictions and North American racing regarding interference did just that in the final session of the Race Track Industry Program's Global Symposium on Racing.
The Clasico del Caribe Presented by Fasig Tipton will be run for the 50th time but for the first time will be contested in the United States.
If Mobile Bay can race well off an extended layoff, the grade 2 winner looks well-positioned to register a second straight Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes Dec. 9 at Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has a chance to make history Dec. 9 in the $300,000 Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity (G1) and $300,000 Starlet Stakes (G1).
Adena Springs North has sold Singing Saint and welcomed Signature Red to its roster for the 2018 breeding season.
Esteemed media members Michael Veitch, Jack Whitaker and the late Barney Nagler have been selected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor.
According to a panel Dec. 6 in Tucson, Ariz., the horse racing industry needs to begin preparing for the impact of legalized sports wagering, and should be doing so already.
Lane's End stallion was among the top 10 first-crop weanling sires by average following the November sales.
Zac Purton, representing Hong Kong, claimed the Longines International Jockeys Championship title for the first time courtesy of two wins in the first and third legs of the series.
Jockeys Alex Birzer, Javier Castellano, Jose Ferrer, Rodney Prescott and Joe Talamo are the finalists for the prestigious trophy that has been presented annually by Santa Anita Park since 1950.
Charles J. Cella, longtime president and chairman of the board of the Oaklawn Jockey Club, died Dec. 6 of complications from Parkinson's disease. According to his sons John and Louis Cella, Cella was at home in St. Louis, surrounded by family.
The improbable return of Al Shaqab Racing's Toast of New York produced a winning result Dec. 6 when the son of Thewayyouare topped three rivals at Lingfield Park following a three-year layoff.