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White Abarrio Pointed to Pegasus After Cigar Mile Third

Fri, 2022-12-09 21:44
White Abarrio, recently third in the Dec. 3 Cigar Mile Handicap (G1) at Aqueduct Racetrack, will target the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park, trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. said. 

Mike Rogers Pledges One-Day Match Donation to TAA

Fri, 2022-12-09 21:44
Rogers, well known for his in-depth knowledge of Thoroughbred racing both on the front and behind the scenes, continues to dedicate his personal and professional time to aftercare.

Elizabeth Merryman Wins John Deere Award

Fri, 2022-12-09 21:44
Elizabeth Merryman, who bred Caravel, winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) Nov. 5 at Keeneland, has been named the 2022 recipient of the John Deere Award in recognition of the Breeders' Cup-participating breeders.

Grade 1 Winner, Top Korean Sire Ecton Park Dies at 26

Fri, 2022-12-09 21:44
Ecton Park became Korea's leading sire in 2018 and sired Triple Nine, the richest racehorse in Korean history.

Catalog Released for Upcoming OBS Winter Mixed Sale

Fri, 2022-12-09 21:44
The sale begins on Tuesday, Jan. 24 with the Consignor Preferred Session, immediately followed by the Horses of Racing Session. The Open Session is set for Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Oaklawn 'Ring the Bell' Aftercare Program Begins Dec. 9

Fri, 2022-12-09 21:44
After some test rings last spring, Oaklawn Park’s fund-raising efforts for local Thoroughbred aftercare began in earnest Dec. 9 with the opening of its scheduled 68-day live racing season.

Ring the Bells, Mistletoe Supply Oaklawn Stakes Action

Fri, 2022-12-09 21:44
An Oaklawn Park meet offering a record number of stakes races—45—and for record stakes purses—$13.75 million—gets underway Dec. 9. With the Advent highlighting opening day, the Ring the Bells and Mistletoe supply the stakes action Dec. 10.

Baffert Looks to Continue Winning Ways in Starlet

Fri, 2022-12-09 21:44
Trainer Bob Baffert looks to continue his win streak Dec. 10 at Los Alamitos Race Course in the Starlet Stakes (G1), where he holds three of the seven entries including Faiza, Doinitthehardway, and Fast and Shiny.

Servis Admits Guilt, Faces up to Four Years in Prison

Fri, 2022-12-09 21:44
Trainer Jason Servis faces up to four years in prison after pleading guilty Dec. 9 to one felony and one misdemeanor count related to the use or distribution of what the government said were performance-enhancing drugs for Thoroughbred racehorses.

McDonald Accepts World's Best Jockey Trophy

Fri, 2022-12-09 21:44
James McDonald, named the 2022 Longines World's Best Jockey late last month, was honored Dec. 9 at the Longines Hong Kong International Races Gala.

Hanshin Juvenile Fillies Is a Tough Puzzle

Fri, 2022-12-09 21:44
The Hanshin Juvenile Fillies has produced some superstars including Vodka and Buena Vista but good luck figuring out this year's winner from early-career form.

Tenth in BC Sprint, Willy Boi Regroups in Marion County

Fri, 2022-12-09 21:44
Two $100,000 stakes races for Florida-breds who are also sired by registered Florida stallions highlight the racing action Dec. 10 at Tampa Bay Downs. Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) 10th-place finisher Willy Boi is among those horses in action.

MyRacehorse to Launch Breeding Syndicate in England

Fri, 2022-12-09 21:44
The micro-share syndicate will breed the mare Blackbird Power to The National Stud's entering-year sire Stradivarius and sell shares in the mare and resulting foal before they are both sold in 2024.

Barber Replaces Strauss on TOC Board

Fri, 2022-12-09 21:44
The Board of Directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California has unanimously named Gary Barber to fill the board vacancy created by the recent resignation of Bill Strauss.