Winx has been crowned 2016 Australian Horse of the Year
Winx Crowned 2016 Australian Racehorse of the Year

Superstar mare Winx was crowned the 2016 Australian Racehorse of the Year during a ceremony held in Sydney Sept. 29. The 5-year-old daughter of Street Cry captured 59 of a possible 60 votes to claim the title, with votes coming from a group that included national media and racing administrators. Her biggest win of the year came in the $3 […]

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Exaggerator (Curlin) prior to the 2016 Preakness Stakes
Exaggerator Arrives At WinStar For A Short Break; Future Plans Undecided

Preakness winner Exaggerator has been sent to WinStar Farm for a freshening, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. Trainer Keith Desormeaux told the DRF in an interview Friday that he wasn’t sure if the 3-year-old son of Curlin would make the Breeders’ Cup Classic, saying “…it may be a little close to the race to think he’d […]

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Hall of Fame rider Chris McCarron
McCarron Clarifies TCA Dinner Comments: ‘RMTC Does Not Deserve The Blame’

Statement from Chris McCarron, September 30, 2016: “In some remarks I made as the Thoroughbred Club of America’s Honor Guest this past Sunday night in Lexington, I mistakenly insinuated that the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC) had made very little progress over the course of the past 15 years. While I continue to be […]

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Dennis Collins aboard his 2,000th career winner, Justcallheraggie, at Turf Paradise
Update: Collins ‘In Good Spirits’, Moved Out Of Intensive Care Unit

Jockey Dennis Collins, who was seriously injured in a spill at The Downs at Albuquerque Sept. 25, was moved out of intensive care Thursday. Collins, who suffered severe spinal injuries when his mount, Smiling Reuben, broke down in the third race, underwent surgery at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque on Monday to stabilize his spine. The rider […]

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A drone similar to this one was the cause of a pre-race spill at Newmarket three months ago involving Frankie Dettori Thursday at Newmarket.
Eye In The Sky: Drones Cleared For Use In Broadcasting Of British Racing

Following a review of an incident that took place at Newmarket Racecourse in July 2016, which was the subject of a Stewards Inquiry, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) announced Friday that it is now able to consider applications to operate drones on racecourses following amendments to the operating guidelines. The BHA has consulted with relevant stakeholders, […]

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Order of St George after winning the 2016 Ascot Gold Cup
Field Of 16 Set For Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe; Dettori Picks Up Mount On Order Of St George

A field of 16 is set to contest the Group 1 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Sunday with favorite Postponed drawing an ideal spot in stall seven. The Roger Varian-trained Postponed is gunning for his fifth straight stakes win, while also attempting to remain undefeated this year. Jockey Andrea Atzeni will once again be in […]

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The cameras installed at Santa Anita can zoom in up to 25 times for enhanced detail
The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Watchful Eyes And A Slam Dunk?

Santa Anita announced this week the completion of a state-of-the-art surveillance system featuring 1,000 HD video cameras that are monitoring the backstretch. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what this comprehensive new system might mean for the sport. Plus, there’s the potential of having four unbeaten horses at […]

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Steven Miyadi
Miyadi Suspension Stayed; Can’t Be Within 25 Feet of CHRB Member

The California Horse Racing Board Thursday issued a stay order allowing trainer Steven Miyadi to resume training pending the outcome of the legal process involving an altercation between Miyadi and Commissioner Alex Solis at Santa Anita Park’s clocker’s corner. The Board had issued an interim suspension order Sept. 25. The stay order issued by CHRB Chairman […]

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Outwork (Uncle Mo) and jockey John Velazquez win the Wood Memorial (Gr I) at Aqueduct
Outwork, Speightster Retired, Will Stand At WinStar Farm In 2017

WinStar Farm added two new stallions to its 2017 roster with the recent retirement of Uncle Mo’s Grade 1-winning 3-year-old Outwork and Speightstown’s Graded stakes-winning son Speightster. “Outwork and Speightster are as close to Uncle Mo and Speightstown as you will find when you look at the combination of their overall quality, physical traits, and […]

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Cordell Anderson (right) leads Runhappy into the Keeneland winner's circle after the Breeders' Cup Sprint
‘Better Than He Was A Year Ago’: Runhappy’s Connections Excited About Champion’s Return To Racing

The much-anticipated wait for the return of reigning Champion Sprinter Runhappy ends Saturday when the James McIngvale-owned son of 2010 Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver makes his 4-year-old debut in the $100,000 Ack Ack Presented by (Grade III) at Churchill Downs. Trainer Laura Wohlers believes that her sprinting sensation is coming back better than […]

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