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  • TAA Set to Accept Donation from Stettin

    Jonathan Stettin won the inaugural Handicapping for Horses Tournament this past August and donated his prize money to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The prize money will be presented to the TAA during the Jan. 24 card at Gulfstream Park.

  • Stallion Season Sale to Benefit PDJF Set for Jan. 29-31

    "Jockeys and Jeans" auction takes place on Starquine.com.

  • Tickets for 2020 Breeders' Cup Go on Sale March 9

    The Breeders' Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing's most prestigious international events, today announced that tickets for the 2020 Breeders' Cup World Championship will go on sale to the public on March 9 at 9:00 a.m. EST.

  • Free Drop Billy Sires First Foal

    Spendthrift Farm stallion Free Drop Billy, a grade 1-winning 2-year-old by Union Rags, sired his first reported foal Jan. 19 when a filly was born at Heaven Trees Farm in Lexington, Ky.

  • Impasse Continues Over Arlington Purse Levels

    The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and Arlington International Racecourse remained at loggerheads over contract negotiations after a long back-and-forth exchange during a Jan. 21 meeting of the Illinois Racing Board.

  • Serengeti Empress Headlines Houston Ladies Classic

    Making the first steps of her 4-year-old campaign Jan. 26 will be Joel Politi's Serengeti Empress, who will headline the field of the $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic (G3) during the Houston Racing Festival at Sam Houston Race Park.

  • Connections Take a Shot With Zulu Alpha in Pegasus Turf

    Rather than have Zulu Alpha try for a repeat win in the Jan. 25 W. L. McKnight Stakes (G3T), owner Michael Hui is opting for a far bigger prize later that afternoon at Gulfstream Park.

  • Sales Companies Announce Reforms for 2-Year-Old Sales

    Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton, and Ocala Breeders' Sales announced significant changes to policies Jan. 21, including restriction of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, a ban on bronchodilators at 2-year-old sales, and limited use of riding crops.

  • Asmussen Sends Out Pair in Riley Allison Derby

    Steve Asmussen, who recently achieved 1,000 career stakes wins Jan. 18, will try to add to that growing tally Jan. 26 when he sends out a pair of runners in the $100,000 Riley Allison Derby Stakes at Sunland Park.

  • Top Australian Sire Not A Single Doubt Retired

    Stallion was diagnosed with pulmonary disease and is undergoing treatment.

  • Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional: In the Purple

    There is no slowing down breeder and owner Wanda Polisseni, either in her pursuit to purchase more horses or in her philanthropic endeavors to provide aftercare for retired Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds.

  • First Foal a Filly for Group 1 Winner Cloth of Stars

    Stallion stands at Darley's Haras du Logis in France

  • Week in Photos 1/21/2020

    Astra, Louisiana, Toboggan, Megahertz, Lecomte, California Cup Oaks, California Cup Derby, Sunshine Millions Classic, Unusual Heat Turf Classic, Silverbulletday, Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint, Sunshine Millions Turf, & more.

  • Silver Prospector Leads Asmussen's Smarty Jones Quartet

    Steve Asmussen trainees make up four of the nine entries in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes, topped by Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) winner Silver Prospector.

  • OBS Winter Mixed Sale Supplemental Catalog Online

    The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2020 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the company's website at obssales.com.

  • Midwest/Canada Regional: Old School Lessons

    Ontario's Shannondoe Farm boasts long-term success.

  • Justify's First Foal

    This adorable filly, born on Jan. 3, 2020 at Amaroo Farm for owners Audley Farm, is the first reported foal for 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify. She is also the first offspring for her dam Foreign Affair.

  • Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen - January 21, 2020

    Welcome to the 2020 Derby trail. Is this year’s winner sitting in the Top 12 or among the many knocking on the door, just waiting to make their presence felt?

  • 2019 Eclipse Awards Finalists

    2019 Eclipse Awards finalists in 17 equine and human categories were announced Jan. 4, 2020. Winners will be announced at the 49th annual Eclipse Awards on Jan. 23 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Carressa Wins Megahertz in Turf Debut

    In both her turf and stakes debut, Carressa pulled early but was contained by jockey Victor Espinoza before taking command in the stretch to win the $101,000 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) Jan. 20 at Santa Anita Park.