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Walker: American Pharoah Flattered By G1 Wins Of Effinex, Tonalist

Sam Walker, ratings expert for The Racing Post, was very impressed by American Pharoah’s Breeders’ Cup Classic victory as it unfolded. He ought to have been: Pharoah became the highest rated horse this year, registering a 138 Racing Post Rating … Continue reading

New Keeneland Strategy For Kentucky Quarter Horse Track

Keeneland has been trying to bring Quarter Horse racing back to the state of Kentucky for several years, and today the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that the company’s strategy for doing so has changed. Keeneland requested a racing license for a track … Continue reading

Incahoots Tops Day One Of Tattersalls December Mare Sale, Will Return To Training

The first day of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale began strongly with an international cast of buyers and the top lot Incahoots sold for 420,000 guineas to Wertheimer Et Frere. A total of 200 lots sold for 11,577,000 at an … Continue reading

Up And Up: A Closer Look At Rising Stud Fees For 2016

Stud fees are going up next year, especially at the top end of the bloodstock market. The increases are going to make profitability for Thoroughbred breeders that much more challenging. The Paulick Report looked at the 45 North American stallions … Continue reading

Graded Stakes Trifecta Nets Mike Smith Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey Mike Smith pulled off a graded stakes winning trifecta this weekend capturing a Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3 event over a four day span this week at two different racetracks on his way to winning the Jockeys’ … Continue reading

Strong Wagering, Larger Purses Among Highlights Of Churchill Fall Meet

Memorable on-track performances by veteran Effinex in the 141st Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) and rising 2-year-olds in a pair of popular “Stars of Tomorrow” programs; meet-leading efforts by familiar faces in contests for top owner, trainer … Continue reading

‘New And Innovative’ Changes At Woodbine Increase Handle By 14 Percent Over 2014

Woodbine Entertainment Group CEO Jim Lawson has dedicated himself in this, his first year on the job, to “getting more people interested in the game,” according to an interview with Dave Briggs of Thoroughbred Racing Commentary. Lawson made his presence … Continue reading

Turfway Park Kicks Off 40th Holiday Meet Dec. 3

Turfway Park will launch its 40th holiday meet on Thursday, Dec. 3, bringing the Commonwealth’s year-round circuit of live thoroughbred racing back to Northern Kentucky. Turfway’s holiday meet will run through Dec. 31 and offer live racing on Thursday, Friday … Continue reading

Australia: Hunter Valley Farms Relieved As Commission Rules Against Mining Company

Thoroughbred farms based in Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia, won a major victory after a coal mine proposed for the area was rejected by area planners late last week. According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, the NSW Planning … Continue reading

Vet At Center Of Aussie Cobalt Scandal Enters Guilty Plea

Tom Brennan, the veterinarian at the center of the recent cobalt scandal in Australia, entered guilty pleas Monday with the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board. According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, Brennan had originally informed the Board that he would … Continue reading

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