Horse Racing

The Factor Setting The Pace Among U.S. Fourth-Crop Sires By Wins, Earnings

By the time the first foals of a sire class are five years old, the industry generally has a decent grasp of who the leaders of the group will be going forward. The class of North American stallions that entered the breeding shed in 2013 was a relatively evenly-matched group when its inaugural offerings saw […]

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2019 Fall Equine Speaker Series Announced At University of Louisville

The University of Louisville Equine Industry Program (EIP), with the support of Horse Racing Nation, invites the public to a free speaker series that focuses on the most current topics in the horse racing industry. “It is important for our program to be a leader in bringing stakeholders together for open dialogues addressing the matters […]

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Attila’s Storm Filly Tops New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale’s Thoroughbred Segment At $82,000

An unnamed yearling daughter of Attila’s Storm sold for $82,000 to top the Thoroughbred portion of the Aug. 16-17 New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs. The filly was purchased by J & SM Inc. of Fort Stockton, Texas, from the A & A Ranch consignment. The filly is out of Ringback, a winning 12-year-old daughter […]

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Midshipman Colt Tops Washington Summer Sale For $120,000

The annual Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale was held on Aug. 20 at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion located at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash. One-hundred and four yearlings, 16 broodmares and one horse of racing age drew bidders from California, Idaho, Oregon, Arizona and Kentucky, but the top two […]

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Rules Of Racing: How Far We’ve Come, And How Far We Haven’t

The racing world in recent weeks has heard a lot about the relative benefits of Category 1 and Category 2 stewarding:  Which is better, which is more consistent, which will yield more fair outcomes? A presentation earlier this month at the Saratoga Institute on Equine, Racing and Gaming Law from attorney Bennett Liebman served as […]

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Tacitus Draws Post Six, Tabbed As 5-2 Favorite For Runhappy Travers

R. A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Hugh Lynch and Corms Racing Stable’s former claimer Tax and Juddmonte Farms regally bred Tacitus, the one-two finishers of the Grade 2 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets, renew their rivalry on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course in the 150th running of Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers. […]

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Seeking The Soul Suffered Bout Of ‘Thumps’ In Pacific Classic, Will Aim For Lukas Classic

Charles Fipke’s homebred Seeking the Soul finished seventh in Saturday’s $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar, a disappointing effort from the post-time favorite. Trainer Dallas Stewart explained that the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul suffered a bout of the “thumps,” an electrolyte imbalance, according to Horse Racing Nation. “Who knows when it might have […]

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Champion Stormy Liberal Routed To Kentucky Downs’ Turf Sprint

Stormy Liberal, the two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, is scheduled to run in the $700,000, Grade 3 RUNHAPPY Turf Sprint, one of five graded stakes to be held at the upcoming RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs. Kentucky Downs runs Aug. 31 and Sept. 5, 7, 8 and 12, with post time each […]

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Higher Power Jumps To Fifth Spot In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Hronis Racing’s 4-year-old Higher Power, runaway winner of Saturday’s $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar, has surged to the No. 5 spot in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, winner of the Whitney (G1), has retained the No. 1 position. Higher Power […]

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New $300 Million Massachusetts Racetrack, Casino Proposed By Development Partnership

A development partnership led by a real estate executive responsible for some of the South Shore’s most iconic projects today proposed a $300 million-plus economic development project that would deliver on the promise of the state’s casino gaming law to Southeastern Massachusetts, creating more than 1,000 permanent jobs, generating over $50 million in annual state […]

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