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Trade stepped up a gear on day 2 of the Goffs November Foal Sale Nov. 19, with prominent pinhookers fuelling the majority of the session's more significant prices.
Trainer Bob Baffert had a much better feeling about Eight Rings after the grade 1-winning 2-year-old worked for the first time since a sixth-place finish as a 3-2 second choice Nov. 1 at the Breeders' Cup.
A Nov. 19 press conference at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., announcing the creation of the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition was noteworthy for its presenting members, and also for the absence of representatives from other industry groups.
The son of E Dubai won the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) and two other grade 1 stakes.
Many of the major United States track owners and racing associations have combined resources in a collaborative effort to bring meaningful improvements to safety of horses and humans who compete in Thoroughbred racing.
The Southern California Equine Foundation announced Nov. 19 that the fund-raising campaign for installation of an equine Standing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) facility at Santa Anita Park has been successful.
Dam of group 2 winner Mystery Power represented by full brother Nov. 20 at Goffs
Mile Championship, River City Handicap, Bob Hope Stakes, Betty Grable Stakes, and Keeneland November Sales.
Many of the leading racing associations and track owners in the United States have formed a coalition that will work to further safety initiatives across their tracks and events.
Princess Dorian, who received surgery after being vanned off the track at Del Mar Nov. 10, was euthanized Nov. 18 following the development of laminitis. She had been recovering from a foreleg injury.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) announced Nov. 18 that she has joined as a cosponsor of the Horseracing Integrity Act (S. 1820).
Ireland's biggest flat foal auction kicked off Nov. 18 at Goffs, with a solid November Foal Sale opener topped by a colt from the debut crop of Caravaggio, who went the way of Peter Doyle at €100,000 (US$110,514).
Grade 1 winner Maxfield is expected to return to racing in early 2020 after having surgery Nov. 18 to remove a mildly displaced chip from an ankle, according to owner Godolphin.
Son of American Post will stand at Haras de la Barbottiere
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Nov. 18 that $3.42 million will be awarded as grants to 74 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations that currently hold TAA accreditation.
Jonathan Nance scored his 1,000th win as a trainer Nov. 17 as Iron Bell strolled to a 2 1/2-length victory in the fourth race at Turf Paradise.
A son of the beloved, late sire Disco Rico, a fixture among New York's top 15 sires for seven years, will stand at Keane Stud in 2020.
Two high-profile former trainees of Rodolphe Brisset will make their way to Dubai to join six-time UAE champion trainer Doug Watson's Red Stables.
After a federal court dismissed litigation brought by Gary and Mary West looking to overturn the Kentucky stewards' decision to disqualify Maximum Security from first in the Kentucky Derby (G1), Gary West issued a statement that he plans to appeal.
Darby Dan Farm announced Nov. 17 stud fees for its 2020 nine-stallion roster. Leading those standing for the upcoming breeding season is Dialed In, who will stand for $20,000 with a stands and nurses guarantee.