Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement facility in Georgetown, Ky., is happy to announce that, through a group effort, Noble Indy arrived at the farm Dec. 7 for his retirement.
The 47-day Aqueduct winter meet, which will feature 26 stakes races worth $3.5 million, runs Jan. 1-March 30.
The 2004 Eclipse champion sprinter and one of North America's most prolific and versatile sires, had to be euthanized Dec. 8, due to foot issues from old age.
Legalized retail sports betting arrived in Florida with its launch Dec. 7 at Seminole Hard Rock Casino, and Tampa Bay Downs will benefit as a sports betting marketing partner of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
A full field seeks a start down the road to glory in the Dec. 10 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (G1).
The next stop on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) goes through Oklahoma Dec. 15 when Remington Park hosts the $300,000 Springboard Mile Stakes, a qualifying points race for next year's Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs.
Hall of Fame trainer and North American all-time wins leader Steve Asmussen will be chasing more milestones during the 2023-24 Oaklawn meeting that opens Friday.
The Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners is pleased to announce the annual Select Stallion Season Auction Dec. 14-15 with previews Dec. 12-13.
Keeneland has supplemented 58 horses—including the yearling full sister to undefeated Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner Just F Y I—to the 2024 January Horses of All Ages Sale.
Thomas Rondinello was best known for being the private trainer of John Galbreath's Darby Dan Farm. He trained the stable's homebred Little Current to victories in the 1974 Preakness Stakes (G1) and Belmont Stakes (G1).
Pleasant Acres Stallions is pleased to announce the arrival of Doppelganger, the son of Into Mischief out of Twice the Lady (Quiet American), who will stand in Florida in 2024 for $10,000.
Valuate topped a sober final session of the December Mares Sale at 52,000gns as the curtain came down on Tattersalls' year.
The 4-year-old Equinox will also stand for the same fee as his sire, Kitasan Black, which would match the top fee in the country for 2024.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 308 entries for its December Digital Sale, which may be viewed at online. Bidding is now open and closes Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. ET.
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will play host to the second annual "Countdown to the Triple Crown" fundraising event Feb. 3. This winter fundraiser will feature dozens of silent auction items and an online auction of unique items.
Phil Aristone, one of the all-time leading trainers at Parx Racing, was suspended 105 days, fined $7,500, and given six penalty points for two horses in his care testing positive for the presence of lamotrigine in post-race testing.
The 10th and final panel of the 2023 OwnerView Virtual Thoroughbred Owner Conference was held Dec. 5, and covered breeding plans. Panelists were Carrie Brogden, Alan Porter and Mark Toothaker.
Hong Kong, Japan, and Ireland all have good chances in four group 1 races on Dec. 10 in the Longines Hong Kong International Races.
Chatalas will get the chance to live up to the promise of her Chandelier Stakes (G2) victory at Santa Anita Park in the Dec. 9 Starlet Stakes (G2) at Los Alamitos Race Couse.
When it comes to enforcing racing rules regarding anti-doping and medication control, the Horseracing Integrity and Welfare Unit is emphasizing new standards while working with established experts in the field to ensure integrity.