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Flightline Maintains Top Mark in BC Classic Rankings

Tue, 2022-09-20 21:22
The undefeated Flightline was voted a unanimous No. 1 for the second consecutive week in the latest Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings, a weekly rating of the top 10 horses in contention for the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 5 at Keeneland. 

Report: Cezanne Euthanized After Fungal Infection

Tue, 2022-09-20 21:22
Graded stakes winner Cezanne, a $3.65 million purchase as a juvenile three years ago, was euthanized after developing a fungal infection that was discovered in June.

Purses, On-Track Handle Rise Substantially at Emerald

Tue, 2022-09-20 21:22
Total wagering handle and purse money paid out both showed increases as Emerald Downs wrapped up its 27th season of live racing Sunday.

All-Turf Meet at Meadowlands Gets Underway Sept. 23

Tue, 2022-09-20 21:22
Sixty-one horses (four of them alternates) were entered for the opening six-race card of the Monmouth-at-Meadowlands all-turf meet that gets underway Friday, Sept. 23.

Nothing Better, That's Right Lead Turf Monster

Tue, 2022-09-20 21:22
That's Right and Nothing Better, grass sprinters who won stakes at Monmouth Park this summer in New Jersey, meet about 65 miles away in Pennsylvania in the $300,000 Turf Monster Stakes (G3T) at Parx Racing Sept. 24.

Secret Oath Could Give Lukas First Cotillion Win

Tue, 2022-09-20 21:22
Briland Farm's homebred Secret Oath could deliver a rare victory in the Sept. 24 Cotillion Stakes (G1) at Parx Racing, a first win in this race for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

Roadster to Enter Stud at Ocala Stud

Tue, 2022-09-20 21:22
The son of Quality Road beat Eclipse champion 2-year-old colt Game Winner in the 2019 Santa Anita Derby (G1).

IFHA Conference Returns to Paris Oct. 3

Tue, 2022-09-20 21:22
After two years of convening virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 56th International Conference of Horseracing Authorities will return to being an in-person event on Oct. 3 in Paris.

KHRC Approves Change of Control in Ellis Park to CDI

Tue, 2022-09-20 21:22
The KHRC approved a change of control in Ellis Park to Churchill Downs Inc. during a special meeting of the commission Sept. 20. The vote followed CDI announcing a definitive agreement Sept. 15 to acquire the Henderson, Ky., property for $79 million.

Woodbine Mile Win Vaults Modern Games Into NTRA Top 10

Tue, 2022-09-20 21:22
Following an authoritative victory in the Sept. 17 Woodbine Mile (G1T), Godolphin's Modern Games has secured the final ranked position, 10th, in the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Top Thoroughbred Poll.

Bassett Recalls Queen's Visit to Keeneland

Tue, 2022-09-20 21:22
Ted Bassett, former chairman and president of Keeneland Association, holds cherished memories of the day Queen Elizabeth II graced the Lexington track. 

Opening Session of Keeneland Book 4 Stays Strong

Tue, 2022-09-20 21:22
A strong Sept. 19 opening session ushered in Book 4 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, led by a $600,000 standout son of Candy Ride, selling to Kim Lloyd, agent for Talla Racing.

Artie's Princess Sails Clear in Presque Isle Masters

Tue, 2022-09-20 21:22
The synthetic-loving Artie's Princess races to a new track record in 1:14.57 in the Sept. 19 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes (G2).

Eight Rings to Enter Stud in California in 2023

Mon, 2022-09-19 21:18
The son of Empire Maker won the American Pharoah Stakes (G1) at 2. He is bred on the same Empire Maker/Storm Cat cross as Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

Cyberknife, Taiba Headline $1M Pennsylvania Derby

Mon, 2022-09-19 21:18
The 3-year-old championship may not be on the line in the $1 million betPARX Pennsylvania Derby (G1), but if the Haskell Stakes (G1) is any indication of what's to come Sept. 24 at Parx Racing, it should be a thriller.

Melbourne Cup Star Verry Elleegant Supplemented for Arc

Mon, 2022-09-19 21:18
Verry Elleegant will join the line-up for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) after connections announced Sept. 19 that they would supplement last year's Melbourne Cup (G1) winner for the race.

State Funeral for Queen Brings Nation to a Halt

Mon, 2022-09-19 21:18
Among a congregation of 2,000 people was an almost unprecedented collection of foreign royalty, heads of state, and politicians, while thousands of mourners lined the streets of the capital to witness the procession of Her Late Majesty's coffin.

Justify's First Foal Makes Glowing Debut for Audley

Mon, 2022-09-19 21:18
Triple Crown winner Justify's first foal, How Lovely, lived up to the aura of expectations surrounding her birth with a decisive debut victory Sept. 17 at Pimlico Race Course.

Robust Trade Continues on Day 6 at Keeneland

Mon, 2022-09-19 21:18
Book 3 concluded Sept. 18 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, with a son of WinStar freshman sire Audible taking top honors after realizing $725,000 from Flurry Racing Stables by agent Clay Scherer.

Veterinarian Brandon Dies at Age 80

Sun, 2022-09-18 21:14
Randall Gatlin Brandon, 80, passed away Aug. 15, 2022, in his hometown of Camden, S.C.