Horse Racing

Uncle Mo Colt Tops Day Three Of Fasig-Tipton October Yearlings Sale At $410,000

The polarization of the yearling marketplace was on full display during the third session of the 2019 Fasig-Tipton October Yearlings Sale, which posted the lowest daily returns of this year’s sale, but also produced the auction’s two most expensive offerings thus far. Wednesday’s session finished with 240 horses sold for revenues of $8,378,100, up 5 […]

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War Dancer Leads 2020 Roster At Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions In New York

Irish Hill and Dutchess Views Stallions in Stillwater, N.Y. has released the 2020 fees for its public stallion roster, led by Grade 2 winner War Dancer at $7,500. War Dancer, a 9-year-old son of War Front, has seen his first crop of yearlings go through the auction ring in 2019, led by a filly who […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: U.S. Horse Racing’s Lack Of Organization, Leadership Magnified During Crisis

Horse racing is in crisis, and not just in California or the United States, where there has been an increased focus on the sport’s equine fatalities since Santa Anita Park went through a particularly deadly period last winter. More recently, Keeneland – in the heart of Kentucky’s Thoroughbred industry – has been on the defensive […]

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Top Canadian Freshman Sire Frac Daddy’s Fee To Remain At $5,000 For 2020

Leading Canadian freshman and 2-year-old sire, Frac Daddy will stand the 2020 breeding season at Park Stud in Mono, Ontario for a fee of $5,000 Canadian. Special consideration will be given to previous breeders and for multiple mares in 2020. A multiple graded stakes-winning son of international sensation Scat Daddy, Frac Daddy has seven winners […]

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Nyquist Filly Tops Day Two Of The Fasig-Tipton October Yearlings Sale

Day two of the Fasig-Tipton October Yearlings Sale slowed the pace slightly from Monday’s opener, but returns at the auction’s halfway point still held up favorably against last year’s final totals, led on Tuesday by a $325,000 filly from the first crop of Nyquist. Tuesday’s trade finished with 256 horses sold for a combined $9,530,200, […]

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Pedroza Celebrates ‘Very Special’ 1000th Win At Indiana Grand

Marcelino Pedroza Jr. has had a stellar season thus far at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino and he just added another accomplishment to his already impressive year. Pedroza Jr. guided Emmy’s Candy to victory in the fourth race of the day Tuesday, Oct. 22 to mark his 1,000th career win. Owned and trained by Gary […]

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Hagyard Settles Lawsuit With Veterinarians Over Contract Dispute

More than two years after it began, the civil suit between Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., and three of its former veterinarians has been settled. Terms of the settlement were confidential. “Hagyard is pleased to move on and looks forward to continuing to provide quality service to its clients and their horses,” said […]

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Video: Jean Valjean Caught After Escape From Yarmouth

A 3-year-old gelding named Jean Valjean made his escape from Yarmouth Racecourse on Monday, reports racingpost.com, bolting and crashing through the rail en route to a jaunt around the adjacent golf course. Neither Jean Valjean nor his jockey, Sean Kirrane, were injured in the incident. “He was wearing a visor for the first time and not […]

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Sir Prancealot To Stand Debut U.S. Season For $15,000

Rancho San Miguel is proud to announce that Sir Prancealot’s 2020 Northern Hemisphere stud fee will be set at $15,000 LFSN to approved mares. He will stand at Rancho San Miguel in San Miguel, Calif. Sir Prancealot’s imported runners have been a dominant force of late in the American graded stakes turf scene. Highlighting the […]

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Mitole ‘Really Proud Of Himself’ After Bullet Gate Work At Santa Anita

Met Mile winner Mitole served notice on Monday that he’s ready to take on all comers in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint in two weeks’ time. The 4-year-old Eskendereya colt posted a bullet five-furlong move from the gate at Santa Anita Park, turning in a sharp final time of 58 4/5 seconds, according to drf.com. “He hasn’t […]

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