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Malibu Moon Filly, Bodemeister Colt Top Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Yearling Sale

A $200,000 filly by Malibu Moon and a $190,000 colt from the first crop of Bodemeister led the way in Tuesday’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale in Timonium, Md. Maryland racing stalwart Ellen M. Charles, who races in the name of … Continue reading

Gural, Nicholas To Speak At Bergstein Award Presentation Nov. 12

A spokesman for the World Anti-Doping Agency and perhaps the most vigilant racetrack operator in the U.S. on the issue of illegal drugs will be featured speakers at Team Valor International’s Stan Bergstein Writing Award presentation on November 12 at … Continue reading

Palace Headed To Spendthrift For 2016 Breeding Season

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding rights to leading sprinter Palace, the multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire son of City Zip who is set to retire at the end of his 2015 campaign that will include a start … Continue reading

Galileo Rules Opening Day Of Tattersalls October Yearling Sale

A colt and a filly by Galileo topped a strong opening day of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, both breaking the seven figure mark as 123 lots sold for 29,679,000 guineas (about $47,461,172.85 at an average of 241,293 guineas (about $385,863) … Continue reading

International Simulcast Conference: Owner Recruitment Focus of Panel Discussion

Recruiting new owners to the sport, along with keeping those owners that are currently involved was the focus of a panel discussion held during the first day of the 2015 International Simulcast Conference Oct. 5. The Blood-Horse reported proceedings from the conference, which … Continue reading

‘She’s Earned A Rest': Lovely Maria To Skip Breeders’ Cup

Lovely Maria, winner of the G1 Longines Kentucky Oaks, will not run in the Breeders’ Cup and will instead have the rest of the year off. Larry Jones, who trains the filly for owner Brereton Jones, told the Blood-Horse, “We’re not gonna … Continue reading

Gulfstream Reports Record Handle During Summer Meet

Gulfstream Park set records for total, average and all-sources handle during its 55-date summer meet, which concluded Saturday with the $1.3 million Florida Sire Stakes. The dramatic improvement in the quality of racing during the summer meet was reflected in … Continue reading

The Downs At Albuquerque Closes Out Successful 2015 Meet With Increases In Handle, Purses

The Downs at Albuquerque ended its 2015 race meet on September 27, registering substantial increases in purses and wagering handle. During the 55-day split meet, which ran April 17-June 18 and continued from September 11-27, The Downs paid horsemen $9,731,741 … Continue reading

Bassett To Be Honored At RTCA White Horse Luncheon

Ted Bassett [Keeneland President (1970-86) and Chairman of the Board (1986-2001), President Breeders’ Cup Ltd. (1988-96)] will be presented with the Horace W. “Salty” Roberts, Founder’s Award At Race Track Chaplaincy of America’s (RTCA), 13th Annual White Horse Luncheon to … Continue reading

Curtain Comes Down On Eventful Presque Isle Racing Season

Racing at Presque Isle Downs comes to a close Tuesday as the track conducts an evening card on its final day of the 2015 season. As John Guerriero of the Erie Times-News writes, it’s been quite an eventful summer for Presque Isle, … Continue reading

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