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Owner/breeder Ken Ramsey said he worked the phone all day Sept. 22 to field calls from multiple stud farms in England, plus other inquiries from Ireland, Canada, and Qatar, interested in standing his homebred leading sire Kitten's Joy.
In the few months since champion Champagne Room returned to training, Peter Eurton has observed a change in the large bay filly.
Two championships may be decided Sept. 23 at Parx Racing, of all places.
A filly by Gio Ponti sold for $115,000 to John Brocklebank, agent for R 3 Stable, to top the Sept. 22 penultimate session of Keeneland's September yearling sale.
Winstar Farm's Elliott Walden might be occupied with the Keeneland September sale, but his attention will turn to Australia Sept. 23.
If you like intrigue based on the uncertainty surrounding a major star you should have around for the inaugural running of the Marlboro Cup in 1973.
Chester and Mary Broman's Highway Star, beaten a head last time in the Ballerina (G1) at Saratoga, cuts back to 6 1/2 furlongs for the Sept. 24 Gallant Bloom Handicap (G2).
Gross sales for Keeneland September yearling sale exceeded $300 million for the first time since 2008 with the sale of Hip 3313 during the Sept. 21 session of the 12-day auction.
With their first sale consignment since taking a hiatus from selling horses at public auction, Duncan and DeeDee Lloyd scored the top-priced offering during the Sept. 21 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
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Finally, Buttonwood Farm's All the Way Jose went all the way. He could not have found a better time to shake off a couple years worth of questions about his ability than in the $150,000 Lonesome Glory Hurdle Handicap (NSA-1) Sept. 21 at Belmont.
Kaleem Shah's Dortmund, a competitor at the grade 1 level during all four of his racing seasons, could return to that class of racing Sept. 30 in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita Park.
Girvin's connections hope he can distance himself from a disappointing Travers Stakes (G1) effort with a redeeming run in the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (G3) at Remington Park Sept. 24.
With two days remaining in the marathon auction, Beau Lane and his wife Gail, assisted by daughter J. B. Orem and son-in-law Michael Orem, have sold 11 yearlings for $1.948 million.
Proposal would change the time in which a Thoroughbred horse can be treated with electro-medical equipment from 24 hours before the start of a race program to 24 hours before the post time of the treated horse's race.
California Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Fred Maas to the California Horse Racing Board Sept. 21 to fill a vacancy left by previous commissioner Steve Beneto, who resigned from the board in January.
Ruling that an Indiana regulation surrounding claiming races discriminates against out-of-state racetracks, a U.S. District Court Judge Sept. 20 found in favor of plaintiff Jerry Jamgotchian, et al., to end the "claiming jail" practice.
Al's Gal, winner of the 2016 E. P. Taylor Stakes Presented by HPIBet (G1T) at Woodbine, will be offered in foal to leading sire Medaglia d'Oro at Keeneland's 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale.
Grade 1-placed stakes winner and freshman sire Twinspired got his first winner Sept. 21 when his daughter Pure Justice broke her maiden by 15 3/4 lengths at Belterra Park.
The Real Rider Cup was launched with the goal of raising money and awareness for off-track Thoroughbreds succeeding in second careers.
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a stakes schedule with 57 stakes worth more than $6.69 million for the 146th Thoroughbred racing season at the New Orleans oval. Opening day is slated for Nov. 18 and will include four overnight stakes.
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J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx Racing.
The Jockey Club reported 21,624 live foals of 2017 being reported to The Jockey Club on Live Foal Reports.
A small but talented quintet will contest the Noble Damsel at a mile over the Widener Turf Course at Belmont Park as Time and Motion, Celestine, and Sassy Little Lila knock heads.