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  • An American In Newmarket: Galloping Yearlings And The Veterinary Perspective October 18, 2017
    As Dr. Mike Shepherd, managing partner at Rossdales, strides down a gravel path at Tattersalls going warp speed, he is struck by how similar Thoroughbred yearling auctions are from a veterinarian's point of view. At Newmarket's premier October Sale, he is constantly checking his notes, his catalogue, the online repository, and his phone before dashing […]
  • Gun Runner To Target Pegasus World Cup After Classic October 18, 2017
    According to a press release from Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm, co-owners of multiple Grade 1 winner Gun Runner, the 4-year-old is expected to target the $16 million Pegasus World Cup in early 2018. Gun Runner is currently on track to contest the G1 Breeders' Cup Classic at Del Mar in November, and his […]
  • Ten Keeneland Players Get $46,174 Payday On Pick Six October 18, 2017
    With a Fall Meet-high $132,000 carryover, Keeneland's Pick Six on Wednesday drew $562,000 in new money and resulted in a $46,174 payday for 10 lucky players. One ticket was sold and cashed at Keeneland, with the other nine winners coming from various simulcast outlets throughout the country. The six-race sequence featured only one winning favorite, 4-5 […]
  • Travis No Longer A ‘Rolling’ Stone: Track Announcer Reduces Workload, Gives Up NYRA Gig October 18, 2017
    Track announcer Travis Stone, who for the last three years has shared announcing duties at Aqueduct through the winter with John Imbriale, has decided not to return to the New York Racing Association this year. Stone, who is the regular announcer at Churchill Downs, told the Daily Racing Form that he was growing tired of moving so […]
  • Admirals War Chest Hopes To Make History In Maryland Million Classic October 18, 2017
    Already one of just five horses in more than three decades to repeat as winner of the day's richest race, Dr. Stephen Sinatra's homebred Admirals War Chest will be looking to make history when he returns to defend his title in Saturday's $150,000 Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park. Run at 1 1/8 miles over […]
  • Super 8 Motel Not Happy With Recent Equine Guest October 18, 2017
    A video of horse trainer Lindsey Partridge bringing her horse into the reception area of the Georgetown, Ky Super 8 Motel, and later into her room, went viral last week, but management of the hotel are not happy. Hotel management says that Partridge, who operates Harmony Horsemanship in Pontypool, Ontario, Canada and was in town […]
  • Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Overcoming Fears With A ‘Diamond In The Rough’ October 18, 2017
    Last month when Queen Satin (who shows under the name Satins Angel) donned a swanky new cooler, bouquet of flowers and a blue ribbon on her bridle after securing top honors in the $5,000 Open Jumper Stake at the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show, it was virtually unimaginable that just several years prior she […]
  • Curlin, Kitten’s Joy Anchor 2018 Hill ‘N’ Dale Stallion Roster October 18, 2017
    Hill ‘n' Dale Farms has released their 2018 breeding season stud fees. The stud fee for Two Time Horse of the Year Curlin, the sire of 13 Stakes Winners in 2017, including Grade 1 Winner Keen Ice ($3,407,245), will remain unchanged at $150,000. “We are so excited to add the elite sire Kitten's Joy to […]
  • Foiled Again: Horse’s Attempt To Sneak Out Window Fails October 18, 2017
    A Ventura County, Calif., horse got a bit hung up in an attempt to escape his stall and join his herdmates that were outside in a pasture. The Ventura County Fire Department was called when the horse attempted to sneak out his window to freedom, but got hung around his midsection, leaving his hind end […]
  • Mr. Big Relocating To Harris Farm In 2018 October 18, 2017
    Mr. Big, sire of Grade 3 Transylvania Stakes winner Big Score, will move to John Harris' Farm near Coalinga, CA for the 2018 breeding season. Owned and campaigned by George Krikorian, the son of Dynaformer is out of the stakes winning G2 placed Fappiano mare, Fashion Delight. Mr. Big's first two dams are both stakes […]

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  • Jockey Megan Fadlovich Sees Upswing in OTTB Market
    Erin Shea talks to jockey Megan Fadlovich about her involvement in the aftercare industry and her thoughts on the state of the off-track Thoroughbred market.
  • Gun Runner Pointing to Pegasus After Breeders' Cup
    Owners Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm announced Oct. 18 that Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) contender Gun Runner will point to the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park after his trip to Del Mar.
  • Siyouni Colt Tops Second Session of Arqana Sale
    After a dynamic opening day that contained the cream of the catalog, the Oct. 17 second session of the Arqana October yearling sale was a more low-key affair, but there was still good money changing hands for those lots the market settled on.
  • Tequilita in Her Wheelhouse in Raven Run
    Tequilita will look to build on her reputation Oct. 21 when she heads a field of 11 going seven furlongs in the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run Stakes (G2) at Keeneland.
  • Classic Winner Bumps Stud Fee for Maclean's Music
    With Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Cloud Computing in first crop, the son of Distorted Humor has had his 2018 stud fee increased to $25,000 by Hill 'n' Dale Farms.
  • Twisted Tom Tries Older Horses in Empire Classic
    The $300,000 1 1/8-mile Empire Classic for New York-bred 3-year-olds and older is the featured race on a card that will offer eight stakes races for New York-breds with total purses of $1.75 million.
  • Kentucky to Examine Drug Levels in Racing Environment
    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Oct. 17 approved $25,000 of Equine Drug Research Council funds for an analytical study to examine the levels of regulated substances—and other substances—found in the racetrack environment.
  • Mr. Big Moving to Harris Farms
    Son of Dynaformer has eight winners from 16 foals of racing age, led by grade 3 turf winner Big Score.
  • Champion Classic Empire Retired to Ashford Stud
    Classic Empire, the 2016 champion juvenile male for owner John Oxley, has been retired from racing and will stand at Coolmore America's Ashford Stud. 
  • Past Two Oklahoma Classics Cup Winners to Meet
    Phantom Trip, winner of the Oklahoma Classics Cup Stakes last year, and Shotgun Kowboy, the 2015 winner, are scheduled to meet in this year's edition of the 1 1/16-mile race for Oklahoma-breds 3-and-older Oct. 20 at Remington Park.

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  • Animal Kingdom Filly Streaks to Rising Stardom at Woodbine October 18, 2017
    Grace and Dignity (Animal Kingdom), an overwhelming 2-5 favorite to go two-for-two to kick off her career, made those short odds look like a bargain as she streaked home a dominant and promising winner worthy of the ‘TDN Rising Star’ distinction at Woodbine Wednesday evening. Airing by 5 1/2 lengths and earning a solid 82
  • Gun Runner Stud Plans to be Decided After Breeders’ Cup October 18, 2017
    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm announced in a press release Wednesday evening that stud plans for Gun Runner (Candy Ride {Arg}) will be determined after the GI Breeders’ Cup Classic, for which the Steve Asmussen trainee is expected to vie for favoritism. Gun Runner is likely to compete in the $16-million GI Pegasus World
  • Observations on the European Racing Scene for Thursday, Oct. 19 October 18, 2017
    Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Thursday’s Insights features a son of G1 Prix Vermeille heroine Galikova (Fr) (Galileo {Ire}).
  • Mr. Big to Harris Farms October 18, 2017
    Mr. Big (Dynaformer–Fashion Delight, by Fappiano), sire of this year’s GIII Transylvania S. winner Big Score, will relocate to John Harris’s Harris Farms near Coalinga, CA for the 2018 breeding season. “I am delighted to stand this very nice stallion at Harris Farms,” said John Harris. “He has sired several top horses already, and his
  • NTRA Radio Campaign Inducted Into Clio Hall of Fame October 18, 2017
    A radio campaign created by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has been inducted into the Clio Awards Hall of Fame. The NTRA campaign, entitled, “And They’re Off,” was produced by the New York city-based agency DeVito/Verdi and first aired in 2002. The Clio Awards recognize and honor creativity and innovation in advertising. The organization’s
  • Smiling Tiger Filly Tops Barretts Fall Sale October 18, 2017
    Smiling Diamond (hip 94), a yearling filly by Smiling Tiger, topped Tuesday’s Barrets Fall Yearlings and Horses of Racing Age Sale when selling to Steve Gasparrelli of Slugo Racing for $220,000. Gasparrelli also bought last year’s sale topper, a colt by Smiling Tiger now named Tigre Di Slugo. “We bought the Smiling Tiger colt last
  • Seven-Time Leading NJ Stallion Defrere Euthanized Following Paddock Accident October 18, 2017
    Defrere (Deputy Minister–Sister Dot, by Secretariat), New Jersey’s leading sire for seven consecutive years from 2008 to 2014 and a full-brother to 1993 champion juvenile colt Dehere, was euthanized Tuesday at the age of 25 following a paddock accident at Snow Hill Farm in Paris, Kentucky. Defrere was responsible for graded stakes winners Lilah and
  • Siyouni Colt Tops Arqana’s Second Session October 18, 2017
    With just a handful of lots to pass through the ring on Wednesday evening, the day’s bestseller, a colt by Siyouni (Fr) (lot 342), emerged from the Haras du Quesnay draft and was the top pick of Roger Marley at €140,000. “He was the one I really wanted today and was the only one on
  • Olczyk Liking His Odds October 18, 2017
    Eddie Olczyk is used to playing the odds as a horseplayer and handicapper, and now the popular broadcaster and former NHL center affectionately known as Edzo is giving himself a good chance to beat cancer. Olczyk, who does horse racing and hockey broadcasts for NBC Sports, has done three of 12 rounds of chemotherapy as
  • Three Galileo Foals For Goffs October 18, 2017
    Goffs will offer three Galileo (Ire) foals at its November Foal Sale. The sale takes place Nov. 20 to 22, increasing in quality each day, with Part II on Nov. 25 and 26. The Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale splits those sales on Nov. 23 and 24. Goffs will be the only breeding stock sale