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  • Morning Lines Made Easier
    In the early morning my head was rattling off numbers. Keeping count and arguing with myself while sleeping, but still looking to find the best representation. Funny, I used to hate math as a little kid, and many moons later my dad still speaks of a 4th grade math test… Read more »
  • Thoroughbred Makeover Diary: Arktikos, a Package RewrappedThoroughbred Makeover Diary: Arktikos, a Package
Rewrapped
    I have had to withdraw from the Thoroughbred Makeover, not because my horse has sustained an injury or is not doing well and not because I have experienced an injury. Rather, at the end of July we very unexpectedly and abruptly lost our barn home and my income. I found… Read more »
  • Fairytale Ride for Letruska on Path to 2021 Longines Breeders' Cup DistaffFairytale Ride for Letruska on Path to 2021 Longines
Breeders' Cup Distaff
    The Apple Blossom Handicap, on April 17 at Oaklawn Park, loomed as the kind of two-horse confrontation that comes around every so often, delighting fans all the more due to its rarity. Read More... Read more »
  • Six Influencers Share What They Love About Horse RacingSix Influencers Share What They Love About Horse
Racing
    A day spent at the races is special for everyone. Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned pro, nothing beats the magic of hearing, “And they’re off!,” followed by the surreal rhythm of hooves pounding across the track. To relive the excitement, we asked six influencers that have… Read more »
  • Hot Rod Charlie’s Eventful Pennsylvania Derby Win and Other Weekend TakeawaysHot Rod Charlie’s Eventful Pennsylvania Derby Win and Other
Weekend Takeaways
    Tom Pedulla presents five key takeaways from the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby on Saturday at Parx Racing and other major developments this past weekend: Read More... Read more »
  • Half Sister to G1SW Idol Among Maiden Winners
    Nest, a half sister to grade 1 winner Idol, aced her debut, while Bhoma, a half sister to graded stakes winner Mom's On Strike, and Speightsville, a half brother to grade 1 winner Shotgun Gulch, won second time out. Read more »
  • Canter for a Cause Returns to Pimlico
    Pimlico Race Course will once again play host to the popular Canter for a Cause Sunday, Oct. 10, giving the public an opportunity to walk, trot, canter or gallop on the track to benefit the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Read more »
  • Hot Rod Charlie Enters Top 10 in NTRA Poll
    Hot Rod Charlie, who secured his first grade 1 victory in the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx Racing Sept. 25, vaulted from 12th to seventh in this week's NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Read more »
  • Champion St Mark's Basilica Retired to Stud
    Top 3-year-old St Mark's Basilica, who beat Arc (G1) favorite Tarnawa in the Irish Champion Stakes (G1) this month, has been retired to stud with trainer Aidan O'Brien describing him as possibly the best horse he's ever had at Ballydoyle. Read more »
  • Goffs Optimistic Ahead of Orby's Return to Ireland
    Although numbers were low last year, Goffs group chief executive Henry Beeby believes that with the Goffs Orby Sale back on home soil in Ireland and with much of the COVID-19 related issues in the past, this year's sale will be much more successful. Read more »
  • Starlet, Futurity Top Los Al Winter Stakes Schedule
    Four stakes for 2-year-olds, including a pair of graded races, highlight the upcoming Winter Thoroughbred meet at Los Alamitos Race Course. The season is scheduled to begin Friday, Dec. 3 and continue through Sunday, Dec. 12. Read more »
  • Monomoy Girl Arrives at Spendthrift Farm
    Multiple champion Monomoy Girl arrived Sept. 27 at Spendthrift Farm, where she begins her broodmare career. She will be bred next year to the farm's leading sire Into Mischief. Read more »
  • Fasig-Tipton California Sale Brings the Heat
    Fasig-Tipton comes into its third California yearling sale with an enviable track record, and history of graduates that have won or placed in stakes company. This year’s catalog offers a wealth of live, active families coupled with sire strength. Read more »
  • Bluewater to Offer Valiance at Fasig-Tipton November
    Valiance, a grade 1-winning daughter of Tapit, has been retired from racing and will be offered at The November Sale, Fasig-Tipton's select breeding stock sale in Lexington Nov. 9. Bluewater Sales will consign the 5-year-old mare. Read more »
  • Monomoy Girl Arrives at Spendthrift Farm
    The seven-time grade 1 winner and multiple champion will be bred next year to Spendthrift's leading sire Into Mischief. Read more »
  • Zayas, Joseph Defend Gulfstream Spring/Summer Titles
    Jockey Edgard Zayas and trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. successfully defended their Gulfstream Park spring/summer meet titles this year. Read more »
  • Top Executive Named Emerald Downs’ Horse Of The MeetingTop Executive Named Emerald Downs’ Horse Of The
Meeting
    Top Executive, undefeated in three starts and the only horse to win three stakes races, was voted 2021 Emerald Downs Horse of the Meeting. Trained by Blaine Wright and owned by John and Janene Maryanski and Gail and Gerald Schneider, Top Executive swept the 3-year-old colts and geldings division with… Read more »
  • ‘I See Both Sides’: Trainer Keri Brion Talks Realities Of Steeplechase Racing‘I See Both Sides’: Trainer Keri Brion Talks Realities Of
Steeplechase Racing
    Trainer Keri Brion was a guest on Steve Byk's “At The Races” radio show last week, following her rollercoaster of an opening day at Belmont Park on Sept. 16. In the first race, the William Entenmann Memorial Hurdle Stakes, the Brion-trained Grade 1 winner Baltimore Bucko fell at fence three… Read more »
  • Grade 1 Winner Valiance Retired, To Be Offered At Fasig-Tipton November SaleGrade 1 Winner Valiance Retired, To Be Offered At
Fasig-Tipton November Sale
    Valiance, a Grade 1 winning daughter of multiple leading sire Tapit, has been retired from racing and will be offered at Fasig-Tipton's upcoming November Sale on Nov. 9 in Lexington, Ky. Bluewater Sales will consign the 5-year-old mare for owners Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Martin S. Schwartz, and CHC Inc. Valiance… Read more »
  • Woodbine Community Mourns Loss Of Trainer Ashlee BrnjasWoodbine Community Mourns Loss Of Trainer Ashlee
Brnjas
    Woodbine Entertainment and the entire Woodbine racing community is saddened to learn of the passing of Thoroughbred trainer Ashlee Brnjas. Brnjas' final entry, Hit This Town, won the seventh race on Monday at Fort Erie. After starting her equine career with hunters and jumpers, Brnjas took the advice of her… Read more »
  • Economic Analysis: HHR To Help Grants Pass Downs Have $10.7 Billion Impact Over Next 30 YearsEconomic Analysis: HHR To Help Grants Pass Downs Have $10.7
Billion Impact Over Next 30 Years
    The highly anticipated gaming, entertainment and dining venue, The Flying Lark in Grants Pass, Ore., has released an economic impact study analyzing the horse racing industry in partnership with Grants Pass Downs. Independent agency Hunden Strategic Partners (HSP) identified a significant positive impact in job creation, tax and earnings impact… Read more »
  • European Champion St Mark’s Basilica Retired To Coolmore Stud In IrelandEuropean Champion St Mark’s Basilica Retired To Coolmore
Stud In Ireland
    Last year's European champion 2-year-old and the highest-rated horse in the world this year, St Mark's Basilica, has been retired from racing and will retire to Coolmore for the coming season. “St Mark's Basilica is possibly the best horse we have ever had in Ballydoyle,” said his trainer Aidan O'Brien.… Read more »
  • Starlet, Los Alamitos Futurity Headline Winter Stakes Schedule At Los AlStarlet, Los Alamitos Futurity Headline Winter Stakes
Schedule At Los Al
    Four stakes for 2-year-olds – including a pair of graded races – highlight the upcoming Winter Thoroughbred meet at Los Alamitos. The season is scheduled to begin Friday, Dec. 3 and continue through Sunday, Dec. 12. The $300,000-guaranteed Starlet, a Grade 1 for 2-year-old fillies, will be renewed for the eighth… Read more »
  • US Equestrian, NTRA Launch ‘I Am US Equestrian’ Gator GiveawayUS Equestrian, NTRA Launch ‘I Am US Equestrian’ Gator
Giveaway
    US Equestrian and National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NRTA) have announced a joint contest between the two organizations centered around US Equestrian's “I Am US Equestrian” campaign, meant to challenge the perceptions of who equestrians are and what is means to be an equestrian. The contest will give away a John… Read more »
  • Hot Rod Charlie Vaults To Seventh In NTRA Top Thoroughbred PollHot Rod Charlie Vaults To Seventh In NTRA Top Thoroughbred
Poll
    Roadrunner Racing, William Strauss, Boat Racing, and Gainesway Stable's Hot Rod Charlie, who secured his first Grade 1 victory in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx on Saturday, vaulted from twelfth place to seventh in this week's NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Trained by Doug O'Neill, Hot Rod Charlie is… Read more »
  • Obituary: Champion Caressing Produced West Coast
    Caressing, champion 2-year-old filly of 2000 and dam of 2017 champion 3-year-old male West Coast, died Sept. 14 at Hermitage Farm due to laminitic conditions. She was 23. Read more »
  • Champion Caressing, Dam Of Champion West Coast, Dies At Age 23Champion Caressing, Dam Of Champion West Coast, Dies At Age
23
    Champion Caressing passed on Sept. 14 at Hermitage Farm due to laminitic conditions. She is buried at Hermitage between the paddocks next to the foaling barn, where she devoted so much time to watching future champions grow. Caressing, a dark bay mare foaled in 1998, was purchased as a yearling… Read more »
  • Los Al Handle Up as Cedillo, Miller Take Meet Titles
    Jockey Abel Cedillo earned his second Los Alamitos Race Course riding title while trainer Peter Miller topped the trainer standings as the Los Angeles County Fair meet concluded Sept. 26. Read more »
  • Delaware Park picks and horses to watch: Sept. 27Delaware Park picks and horses to watch: Sept. 27
    We’ve got Delaware Park picks and horses to watch for this afternoon’s racing program. The post Delaware Park picks and horses to watch: Sept. 27 appeared first on The Racing Biz. Read more »
  • Gordon Elliott heads to Sedgefield on Tuesday armed with two strong chancesGordon Elliott heads to Sedgefield on Tuesday armed with two
strong chances
    Tuesday’s racing comes from five venues, with jumps meetings from Worcester and Sedgefield. There’s also flat action, with Ayr and Cork joined by Wolverhampton in the evening. We’ll have horse racing tips for all the action, including a NAP of the Day and Lucky 15 tips. Gordon Elliott is well… Read more »
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