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The Hong Kong Jockey Club is back on the Gold Coast along with Shadwell's Angus Gold, while prominent U.S. investors could also make a return to the Jan. 9-11 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, potentially fueling another buoyant market.
Summer Wind purchased 9-year-old A Star Is Born for $750,000
Don and Irene Dizney's Double Diamond Farm in Ocala, Fla., announced that Bob White has been named farm manager.
A yearling colt by Into Mischief was sold for $375,000 to top the early portion of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale first session Jan. 7.
More than 200 attended the Thoroughbred Charities of America's key fundraiser at Keeneland Jan. 6.
It's safe to say jockey Flavien Prat didn't have much concern as to what kind of horse he had underneath him midway through the turn in the $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (G2) Jan. 6 at Santa Anita Park.
Following some consideration, G M B Racing's Tom's d'Etat has officially been confirmed for the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park, according to trainer Al Stall Jr. and G M B Racing Manager Greg Bensel.
When Keeneland holds the first auction of 2019 with its January Horses of All Ages Sale, the Jan. 7-10 sale will be a test of whether the robust commercial market of last year will continue.
Robert Baron's Caroline Lois captured the fourth race at Gulfstream Park Jan. 5 to give Eclipse Award-winning trainer Dale Romans the 2,000th victory of his career.
Trainer Brad Cox got all the right answers from his pair of new acquisitions, Contributing and Goldberry, in the $75,000 Pan Zareta Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Jockey Mike Smith and Gunmetal Gray relaxed well behind the rest of the field in last, then began to make their move late in the second turn of the one-mile dirt test and surged in the stretch to win by a length.
The perfect season debut and a ticket to the $7 million Pegasus Turf Cup Invitational (G1T) came down to a flared nostril for Next Shares in the $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes (G2T) at Santa Anita Park.
After a short freshman campaign that spanned only three months, Centennial Farms' Mihos stepped in up in a big way in 2019 and scored his first stakes win in the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Jan. 5 at Gulfstream Park.
One of the driving forces behind the buoyant winter mixed markets in recent years has been increased demand for just-turned yearlings, often referred to as "short yearlings," with pinhookers playing an increased role.
Stronach Stables' millionaire homebred Something Awesome breezed Jan. 5 for the first time since arriving in South Florida ahead of his next scheduled assignment, the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park.
Dalham Hall sire could surpass Galileo as Europe's leading sire
Yeomanstown Stud stalwart continues to churn out group winners
Oh Susanna bested familiar foe Lady in Black, but Legal Eagle fell short of a record-tying win in grade 1 action Jan. 5 at Kenilworth with Breeders' Cup starting spots on the line.
Hall of Fame rider Victor Espinoza was back aboard a horse for the first time Jan. 5 at Santa Anita Park, since his nearly catastrophic injury at Del Mar over the summer.
Off their spectacular seasons, Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) victor Accelerate and Triple Crown winner Justify, along with standout filly Monomoy Girl, were announced Jan. 5 as finalists for the 2018 Eclipse Awards' biggest prize: Horse of the Year.