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Regal Glory closed out a memorable 2022 campaign in breathtaking fashion with an easy victory in the Dec. 4 $400,000 Matriarch Stakes (G1T) at Del Mar.
After a frenzied rush by Who's the Star to catch up to Wentru in the Dec. 4 Valedictory Stakes (G3) at Woodbine, the two dead-heated in the 1 1/2-mile event for 3-year-olds and up.
Flying P Stable's Impazible Donna returned Dec. 4 from a three-month layoff to capture the $125,000 NYSSS Staten Island, a seven-furlong sprint for eligible New York-sired fillies and mares 3 years old and up, at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Stonestreet Stables scored a double Dec. 3 with juvenile winners Julia Shining in the Demoiselle Stakes (G2) and Dubyuhnell in the Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct. Both homebreds have put Barbara Banke on the early trail to the first weekend in May.
Brilliant Travers Stakes (G1) winner Epicenter, who suffered a career-ending injury in the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), is making a good recovery. He will stand at Coolmore's Ashford Stud for 2023 at a fee of $45,000.
Jun Light Bolt saw daylight midway down the stretch in the Champions Cup (G1) Dec. 4 at Chukyo Racecourse and bolted through, catching Crown Pride in the final strides for his first G1 win.
As it was at this time last year, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority will be at the forefront of discussions when The University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program hosts its annual Global Symposium on Racing Dec. 5-7.
Liguria shipped west to win the Jimmy Durante Stakes (G3T) for trainer Chad Brown while local contender Turn On The Jets took the Stormy Liberal Stakes for Phil D'Amato.
A blizzard of seven-figure bids blew around an icy Deauville Dec. 3 as seven lots brought €1,000,0000 or more during a drama-filled session at the Arqana Breeding Stock Sale.
NYRA announced Dec. 3 the successful installation of a Tapeta Footings synthetic surface at the Belmont Park pony track. The renovation of the pony track is an element of the ongoing campaign to modernize the Belmont Park facility.
After a close defeat when second in the Twilight Derby (G2T) earlier this fall in Southern California, Speaking Scout did one better in the $400,000 Hollywood Derby (G1T) at Del Mar Dec. 3, defeating Spycatcher and Wit.
A little over a month after scoring an explosive victory in the Bowman Mill Stakes during the Keeneland fall meet, jockey Chantal Sutherland and Super Chow did it again in the $50,000 Inaugural Stakes Dec. 3 at Tampa Bay Downs.
Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. secured a record 77th stakes win in a single season in North America when he guided Dr B to an easy victory in the Go for Wand Stakes (G3) for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up Dec. 3 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
In partnership with e Five Racing, Stonestreet Farm had an elite juvenile in 2017 with Good Magic, that year's champion 2-year-old male. Wth West Paces Racing, Stonestreet now owns one of his best sons, Dubyuhnell, winner of the Remsen (G2).
Coming from off the pace Dec. 3 at Aqueduct Racetrack, Julia Shining fought through the sloppy main track to take the Demoiselle Stakes (G2) two years after her older sister Malathaat.
The California Horse Racing Board announced Dec. 3 that Matriarch (G1T) entrant Wakanaka will not be allowed to compete in the Dec. 4 race at Del Mar.
The 6-year-old son of Stay Thirsty eked out the win over Get Her Number and White Abarrio in a photo finish that put his sheer determination and heart on display in the final start of his career.
Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux will be permitted to ride at all 1/ST Racing tracks, including Santa Anita Park, according to a statement released by the company Dec. 2.
The Horseman's Benevolent & Protective Association of Alberta has announced the following programs to eligible participants in 2023, including the Alberta-bred program, Alberta-sired program, and the mare incentive purchase program.
As a result of elevated risk from potential indirect transmission, barns 36 and 38 have been placed under quarantine to restrict those horses from having contact with the general population amid six cases of EHV-1 at Churchill Downs.