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Portland Meadows Introduces $100,000 Guaranteed New Wager Monday

Portland Meadows will introduce its unique new wager, the National Racing Club 6 Sweepstakes, with a $100,000 guaranteed pool featuring six, two-furlong races Monday, Jan 11. The wager was to be introduced Jan. 4 but inclement weather conditions forced the … Continue reading

Runhappy To Rest After Malibu Stakes; 2016 Plans Undetermined

Runhappy, the winner of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Sprint and the center of much controversy since, is on target for a start in the Malibu Stakes on Dec. 26 at Santa Anita. According to the Daily Racing Form‘s Steve Andersen, the … Continue reading

Former Woodbine Announcer Dan Loiselle Garners Media Award, Hall Of Fame Induction

After 29 years calling races at Woodbine, and a grand total of 48 years announcing, Dan Loiselle received a well-deserved send-off with both an induction into the Etobicoke Hall of Fame and the Sports Media Canada President’s Award. Loiselle told … Continue reading

World-Class Stayers Line Up To Contest Melbourne Cup

A field of 24 international contenders are set to race in the 155th edition of the Melbourne Cup, Australia’s richest and most famous horse race, at Flemington Racecourse Tuesday afternoon. Run at a distance of 3,200 meters (two miles), the … Continue reading

Tattersalls Autumn Sale Closes; Buyers From Over Forty Countries Represented

The Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale came to a close with Dalamar topping proceedings at 45,000 guineas. The final day saw a total of 246 lots sell for 1,343,600 guineas, at an average of 5,462 guineas and a median … Continue reading

BC Turf Notes: ‘A Tall Order’ For Chad Brown Trio

Trainer Chad Brown watched from the frontside of Keeneland Tuesday morning as all 12 of his Breeders’ Cup runners galloped on the main track. Todd Pletcher’s 17 starters in 2006 is the Breeders’ Cup record. If all of his entered … Continue reading

Post-Gorajec: What’s Next For Indiana Racing?

Former Indiana Senator Thomas Weatherwax, chairman of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, is looking to the future following the unanimous decision to fire executive director Joe Gorajec.  Weatherwax is focused on building the Indiana racing industry, from the breeders basing … Continue reading

Ward Works BC Hopefuls Over Keeneland’s Turf Course

Trainer Wesley Ward was pleased with the moves of his six horses pre-entered in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships that worked or galloped on the turf course labeled as good. “Everything went great,” Ward said. Two of Ward’s 2-year-olds, Sheikh … Continue reading

Palace, La Verdad Provide Fireworks On Empire Showcase Day

There were no shortage of compelling storylines on Saturday at Belmont Park, with all eight New York-bred stakes races on Empire Showcase Day delivering memorable results, including wins by the classy Linda Rice-trained pair of Palace and La Verdad, as … Continue reading

Kepp’s Korner: Trainer Angles And Spot Plays For Sat. Oct. 24

KEPP’S KORNER is a daily handicapping analysis designed for the simulcast player that focuses on trainer angles and spot plays. Written by handicapping veteran and author Dean Keppler (@keppskorner on Twitter), KEPP’S KORNER provides exclusive analysis for tracks in New … Continue reading

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