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That Handicapping Show: Raven Run Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the Raven Run Stakes from Keeneland this weekend. With a full field who do you think will win? Read More...

Clark Headlines Churchill’s Fall Meet Slate

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The $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) is the main event on a schedule of 13 stakes races that carry total purses of about $2 million during the 25-day fall meet Oct. 26 to Nov. 30 at Churchill. Read More...

Last Full Measure Added to Keeneland November

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Grade I winner Last Full Measure, in foal to War Front, has been supplemented to Keeneland's 2014 November breeding stock sale and will be offered Nov. 4, opening day of the auction. Read More...

Golden Gate Fields Opens 36-Day Fall Meet

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The fall meeting at Golden Gate Fields opens Oct. 16, and the 36-day season will feature the simulcast of the Breeders' Cup World Championships as well as the 63rd running of the $100,000 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III). Read More...

Ben’s Cat Entered for Maryland Million Turf

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Ben's Cat will remain on turf as he targets a record fourth win in the 29th Jim McKay Maryland Million at Laurel Park Oct. 18. Read More...

No Conveyor Belt Early at Keeneland

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The new dirt surface at Keeneland generally has been fair and certainly has not produced the dramatic speed-favoring bias the former dirt track would sometimes display. Read More...

Catching Up with 2013 Breeders’ Cup Winners

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Some have retired, a hearty few race on, but the winners of last year's Breeders' Cup World Championships will always have their place in history. Here we check in with the 14 runners who put on a great show in 2013. Read More...

Brother to Stardom Bound Paces OBS Fall Sale

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A full brother to Eclipse champion Stardom Bound sold to Gerald Frankel for $370,000 to top the first ever horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s fall mixed sale Oct. 15 in Ocala, Fla. Read More...

Discreet Marq Stands Out in Ticonderoga

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Discreet Marq, a New York-bred who has competed primarily in grade I company since winning the 2013 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT), tops the oversubscribed field of fillies and mares entered in the Oct. 18 Ticonderoga Stakes. Read More...

Warriors Return for WV Breeders’ Classic

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The winners of the last three editions of the West Virginia Breeders' Classic Stakes will square off the evening of Oct. 18 when Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races hosts the feature and eight other state-bred stakes. Read More...

More Marks Fall at Tattersalls Yearling Sale

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Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale concluded Oct. 15 with a new sale record price of 525,000 guineas ($881,685 in U.S. funds) as well as marks for turnover, average, and median. Read More...

Big Business Aims to Cash in Hudson Handicap

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Four times a runner-up in stakes races this season, including a second-place finish to Palace in the Forego (gr. I), Big Business will try to secure the first stakes win of his career in the Hudson Handicap Oct. 18. Read More...

Good Luck Gus Heads Field for Sleepy Hollow

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Having scored an impressive victory in the New York Breeders' Futurity at Finger Lakes, Good Luck Gus now looks to aim higher in the $250,000 Sleepy Hollow Stakes Oct. 18 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Luck on Twitter to Discuss BC Foreign Hopes

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NBC Sports' international horse racing analyst Nick Luck and the Breeders' Cup social media team will conduct a live chat on Twitter this Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. EDT. Read More...

No Extra Days for Kentucky Downs in 2015

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Under a plan approved Oct. 15 by the tracks involved, Kentucky Downs will continue to offer just five race days in 2015 but the Franklin, Ky., track will pick up an additional Saturday. Read More...

HRTV to Air Live BC Pre-Entry Show Oct. 22

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HRTV will give racing fans their first look at the horses pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup World Championships when it airs a special live Breeders' Cup Pre-Entry show from Santa Anita Park Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. ET. Read More...

Saratoga Snacks Seeks Empire Classic Rebound

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Defending champion Saratoga Snacks takes on eight fellow New York-breds Oct. 18 in the $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap, the main feature on Empire Showcase Day at Belmont Park. Read More...

Owners Schooled on Horse Health, Care Issues

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Owners at the Thoroughbred Ownership Conference were given a tutorial in proper horse care, common health and physical problems, and what some organizations are doing to improve the quality of life for horses and people. Read More...

Mountaineer, Charles Town OK’d to Cut Dates

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Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort and Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races were granted permission Oct. 15 to reduce live racing dates for the final months of 2015. Read More...

Sterling Stud’s Drena Van Doren Dies at 79

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Drena Van Doren, who with her husband Paul campaigned Rise Up to victory in last year's Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) died Oct. 11 at her home at Sterling Stud in Lexington. Van Doren was 79. Read More...

Miss Behaviour Headlines Deep Raven Run Field

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Charles Town Oaks (gr. III) winner Miss Behaviour is the 120-pound highweight in a field of 13 sophomore fillies entered for the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland. Read More...

Young Owners Tout Race-day Experience

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A Youtube video showing Anna Seitz, managing partner of Hit the Board Stables, cheering home the outfit's Thoroughbred I'm Already Sexy to a victory in the Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) sums up the joys of racehorse ownership. Read More...

Cirrus Des Aigles Makes Fourth Champion Start

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Cirrus Des Aigles is the star turn in the £1.3 million Qipco Champion Stakes (Eng-I) Oct. 18, when the 8-year-old contests Britain's richest race for the fourth straight year. Read More...

Foundation Mares: Wedding Picture

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Examining the most successful decendents of Wedding Picture, by Blushing Groom out of Strike A Pose. Read More...

Fast-Rising Silk Sari in Champions Day Leap

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Silk Sari bids to resume her remarkable rise through the ranks when she turns out for the £607,500 Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot Oct. 19. Read More...

Night Of Thunder Looks to Rebound at Ascot

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The sole sophomore classic winner on show at British Champions Day Oct. 18 at Ascot attempts to regain the winning thread for the first time since he won the Qipco Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) May 3. Read More...

Colonial Withdraws Request for 2015 Dates

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The owner of Colonial Downs said Oct. 15 the racetrack has withdrawn its request for Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing for 2015, as well as a request to have a new horsemen's group. Read More...

Normandy Invasion Fractures Sesamoid

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Normandy Invasion, the talented but trouble-prone Fox Hill Farms runner who finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has fractured a sesamoid, according to owner Rick Porter. Read More...

Puype Reflects on Mizdirection’s Cup Success

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When the World Championships are renewed for a third straight year at Santa Anita Park, missing from the lineup will be one of the most dynamic Breeders' Cup winners of the past two years--Turf Sprint winner Mizdirection. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Swingtime

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Another indication of shifting sire power comes at Tattersalls. Read More...

Pensioned Stallions: The Old Guard

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These Thoroughbreds are among the few to achieve feats of glory at the races and have gotten the opportunity to pass their genes on to the generations that follow. Read the full feature in the October 18, 2014 issue of TBH. Read More...

The Vet Tech’s Role in Colic Surgery

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Despite veterinary advancements and dramatically improved postoperative survival rates, colic is still a leading cause of death among horses. Colic, by definition, is abdominal pain; this is a clinical sign rather than a disease. A horse can be “... Read More...

KEEP Launches Non-Profit Foundation

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The Kentucky Equine Education Project has created the KEEP Foundation, which is designed to provide grants for equine organizations throughout the state. Read More...

Jockey Saez, 17, Dies From Head Trauma

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Apprentice jockey Juan Saez, 17, died Tuesday night, Oct. 14, due to severe injuries sustained in a spill during the eighth race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Read More...

Apprentice Saez Dies Due to Spill Injuries

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Apprentice jockey Juan Saez, 17, died Tuesday night, Oct. 14, as a result of injuries sustained during a spill in the eighth race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Read More...

17-year-old Jockey Saez Dies from Head Trauma

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Apprentice jockey Juan Saez, 17, died Tuesday night, Oct. 14, due to severe injuries sustained in a spill during the eighth race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Read More...

Apprentice Saez to Indy Hospital After Spill

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Apprentice jockey Juan Saez was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital Oct. 14 following a frightening spill during the eighth race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Read More...

Player Mixes Inspiration and Advice to Owners

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Golf Hall of Famer Gary Player offered inspiration and guidance to owners during his keynote address at the inaugural Thoroughbred Owners Conference in Lexington. Read More...

Lenny’s Place – Episode 3

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Join Lenny Shulman as he talks with the legendary Nick Zito. Zito talks through Keeneland's new track surface, shares thoughts on his top horses, and gives a tip on one of his top 2-year-olds. Read More...

Apprentice to Hospital After Indiana Spill

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Apprentice jockey Juan Saez was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital Oct. 14 following a frightening spill during the eighth race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Read More...

Early Breeders’ Cup Musings

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J. Keeler Johnson shares some early thoughts on the thirteen Breeders' Cup races. Read More...

Hard Spun Mare Tops OBS Preferred Session

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Alexandra's Grace, a 5-year-old mare in foal to Bodemeister, sold for $120,000 to Ken and Sarah Ramsey to top the consignor preferred session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s fall mixed sale in Ocala, Fla. Oct. 14. Read More...

Horse Auctions, Trainer Relations Explored

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Two panel sessions at Thoroughbred Ownership Conference focused on buying horses at auction and trainer selection and communication. Penny Chenery made a special appearance at the conference Oct. 14. Read More...

Survey: Drug Testing System Has Serious Flaws

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Research commissioned by The Jockey Club shows that, though the Thoroughbred industry has made progress in the area of uniform medication and testing standards, a state-by-state approach is at best problematic. Read More...

Rascal Cat to Stand at Running Fawcett

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Owner Murray Cluff said Tuesday, Oct. 14, that veteran stakes winner Rascal Cat has been retired and will stand for $1,700 at Amber Fawcett's Running Fawcett Thoroughbreds in Alberta, Canada. Read More...

F&M Sprint: Top Pair Coming Off Long Breaks

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Two prominent horses being pointed to this year's Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, Judy the Beauty and Midnight Lucky, will enter the seven-furlong race off long breaks. Both have shown ability to win off long breaks. Read More...

Kyllachy Colt Tops Strong Day at Tattersalls

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Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale continued in buoyant fashion Oct. 14, posting gains in gross, average, and median, with sales led by a Kyllachy colt for 320,000 guineas ($524,426 in United States funds). Read More...

Z Rockstar Favored in Oklahoma Classics Cup

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Four of the top five finishers from the 2013 Oklahoma Classics Cup Stakes, led by winner Imahit, will return Oct. 17 for another run at the $175,000 purse on a 10-race program of stakes races for Oklahoma-breds at Remington. Read More...

Keeneland Reaches Agreement on Thunder Ridge

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While it will need regulatory approval, track officials said Tuesday, Oct. 15, an agreement is largely in place for Keeneland to purchase the current Standardbred track Thunder Ridge. Read More...

Euro Charline to Return to England

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Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) winner Euro Charline will return to trainer Marco Botti in England for a 4-year-old campaign that will include a bid for the $6-million Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) at Meydan, it was announced Oct. 14. Read More...