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  • Maryland Million: 5 story lines to follow
    Saturday's 36th annual edition of the Maryland Million has plenty of story lines to follow. Here are five we'll be keeping an eye on. The post Maryland Million: 5 story lines to follow appeared first on The Racing Biz. Read more »
  • Weekend Lineup: Sophomores, Maryland Million In The SpotlightWeekend Lineup: Sophomores, Maryland Million In The
Spotlight
    Grade 2 stakes for 3-year-olds highlight the weekend stakes schedule as Belmont Park hosts the Hill Prince on turf and Keeneland presents the Lexus Raven Run for fillies on the main track. Additionally, Laurel Park is the site of the 36th Jim McKay Maryland Million Day on Saturday. First post… Read more »
  • ‘It’s A Bit Strange’: Equine Hermaphrodite Faces Disqualification From Group Race‘It’s A Bit Strange’: Equine Hermaphrodite Faces
Disqualification From Group Race
    Germany's reigning champion trainer Henk Grewe faces losing a Group race in Italy because the filly who won the race, Flamingo Girl, is actually a hermaphrodite – having both male and female characteristics. The extraordinary discovery emerged after Flamingo Girl, officially described as a 4-year-old daughter of Soldier Hollow, tested… Read more »
  • Lopez Returns to Saddle After Shoulder Injury
    Jockey Paco Lopez, who injured his left shoulder in a one-horse spill at Meadowlands Oct. 15, is booked to return to action the evening of Oct. 23.  Read more »
  • Dam of Rattle N Roll, Corniche Half Join Keeneland Sale
    Keeneland has announced that 14 horses have been supplemented to Book 1 of its 78th November Breeding Stock Sale and 11 horses have been supplemented to the horses of racing age portion of the auction. The entire sale will be held Nov. 10-19. Read more »
  • Handicapping: Focused on Turf and 3-Year-Old Sprinters
    Grade 1-placed Soup and Sandwich makes a return in the seven-furlong Perryville Stakes at Keeneland. Read more »
  • American Farriers' 50th Annual Convention Held in Texas
    The American Farrier's Association's 50th Annual Convention will be held in Arlington, Texas, Nov. 8-12. Read more »
  • La Lune an Imposing Presence for Vaughan in Dowager
    Former European trainer Ed Vaughan aims for his first graded win on U.S. soil when he runs Alex Frost's La Lune in the $150,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager Stakes (G3T) for fillies and mares at Keeneland Oct. 24. Read more »
  • Bell's the One to Sit Out BC, Await Dream Supreme
    A Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) rematch between Gamine and Bell's the One, who finished 1-3 in the 2020 race at Keeneland, will not take place when the $1 million race is renewed Nov. 6 at Del Mar. Read more »
  • Wide Open Kikuka Sho Wraps Up Japan Triple Crown
    The final leg of the Japanese Triple Crown, the Oct. 24 Kikuka Sho (G1) at Hanshin Racecourse, lacks the winners of the first two legs but features a wide-open field of 18 with lots of promise for the big year-end races. Read more »
  • Hendrie, Princess Elizabeth Top Oct. 23 Woodbine Action
    Female racehorses are featured Oct. 23 at Woodbine when it stages the CA$250,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes for Canadian-bred 2-year-old fillies and CA$150,000 Hendrie Stakes (G3), an open race for older female sprinters. Read more »
  • Stakes Preview: Hill Prince and Noble Damsel
    Maggie Wolfendale and Andy Serling look ahead to the Grade 2 Hill Prince and Grade 3 Noble Damsel. Read more »
  • Key Races & Bets blog & other blogs feature Raven Run, Perryville, Noble Damsel, Hill Prince and more
    This week’s Key Races & Bets blog (and podcast) covers two great turf races at Belmont – the Noble Damsel & Hill Prince, as well as a sprint for three year old males at Keeneland – The Perryville. https://www.amwager.com/key-horse-races/key-horse-races-expert-handicapper-bets-october-23-2021/ This Raven Run Stakes is a sprint for three year old… Read more »
  • Pletcher, Mott Breeders’ Cup Brigades Put In ‘Big Breezes’ At BelmontPletcher, Mott Breeders’ Cup Brigades Put In ‘Big Breezes’
At Belmont
    Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher oversaw multiple Breeders' Cup aspirants breezing over the Belmont training track Friday morning. “When you're preparing for the Breeders Cup, they're all important, but these were big breezes this morning,” Pletcher said. “We'll come back next weekend and do a little bit less with… Read more »
  • Waterville Lake Stable Set For First Breeders’ Cup With Juvenile Turf Sprint Contender DerrynaneWaterville Lake Stable Set For First Breeders’ Cup With
Juvenile Turf Sprint Contender Derrynane
    New York-based owners Waterville Lake Stable will enjoy the Breeders' Cup spotlight for the first time when they send out their Empire State-homebred Derrynane in the Grade 2, $1 million Juvenile Turf Sprint on November 5 at Del Mar. Waterville Lake Stable is owned by Richard Leahy in partnership with… Read more »
  • Can Cell Phones Carry Contamination? Study Shows They Can
    Though veterinarians and horse owners and managers often practice strict biosecurity protocols, including foot baths and glove changes between horses, a new study has shown that one kind of equipment is often overlooked as a harbinger of potential contamination: portable electronic devices. It would be nearly impossible to run a… Read more »
  • 50th Annual American Farrier’s Association Expo To Be Held In Texas50th Annual American Farrier’s Association Expo To Be Held
In Texas
    The American Farrier's Association (AFA) is pleased to announce the return of our 50th Annual Convention to Arlington, Texas, Nov. 8-12, at the Arlington Expo Center. As the only nationwide event of its kind and scale, the AFA Convention brings farriers, veterinarians, suppliers, horse owners and students together for four… Read more »
  • Maryland Million: Double Crown Returns In Sprint, So Street Chasing Second Stakes Victory In Turf SprintMaryland Million: Double Crown Returns In Sprint, So Street
Chasing Second Stakes Victory In Turf Sprint
    Reeves Thoroughbred Racing's Double Crown, a two-time stakes winner that is also twice Grade 3-placed, brings a record of success to his home state as he ships in from Kentucky for Saturday's $100,000 Maryland Million Sprint at Laurel Park. The six-furlong Sprint for 3-year-olds and up on the main track… Read more »
  • On Track For Record Year, Paco Lopez To Resume Riding Saturday At MeadowlandsOn Track For Record Year, Paco Lopez To Resume Riding
Saturday At Meadowlands
    A pair of Chad Brown-trained fillies, both coming off Maiden Special Weight victories on the grass, head a field of 14 for Saturday's featured $45,000 allowance when racing resumes during the all-turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet. Saturday's six-race card will also mark the return of leading rider Paco Lopez, who has been… Read more »
  • Micheline And Her Special Stall Return To Keeneland For Dowager
    Godolphin's Micheline, runner-up in the 2020 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) Presented by Dixiana, is coming to Keeneland for another try over the turf course. The 4-year-old daughter of Bernardini out of 2007 Juddmonte Spinster (G1) winner Panty Raid is among the 10 fillies and mares entered for Sunday's… Read more »
  • Tattersalls December Mares Sale Catalog Now OnlineTattersalls December Mares Sale Catalog Now Online
    Significant top-quality consignments from Godolphin, Juddmonte Farms and Shadwell Estates are likely to be amongst the premier attractions at the forthcoming Tattersalls December Mares Sale which takes place Monday, Nov. 29 to Thursday, Dec. 2. The catalog for Europe's premier breeding stock sale, which also features the dispersal of Sir… Read more »
  • Saturday’s TV Tips: Bayside to finish season on a highSaturday’s TV Tips: Bayside to finish season on a
high
    This content originally appeared in the Racing & Football Outlook, which is available weekly in all newsagents every Tuesday. 1.45 Cheltenham SAMBA DANCER failed to win when trained in Ireland but kicked off his British career with a second at Worcester in August and has won two subsequent starts, most… Read more »
  • Trainer whose last 4 runners have all won sends a single runner to CheltenhamTrainer whose last 4 runners have all won sends a single
runner to Cheltenham
    It was superb to see racing at Cheltenham again on Friday and the Saturday card promises to deliver even more. Part of an ITV Racing triple header with Doncaster and Newbury, there are a number of interesting angles on the card and none more so than the flying form of… Read more »
  • Vertem Futurity big-race verdict: Our tipsters keen to take on the favouriteVertem Futurity big-race verdict: Our tipsters keen to take
on the favourite
    The final Group 1 of the flat race season in Britain is on Saturday, the Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster. It is part of a bumper day on ITV Racing, one of ten races on a triple header with Cheltenham and Newbury also in action. A busy day for our… Read more »
  • Md Million: Trio of champs look to defend titles
    Three 2020 Maryland Million winners are back to defend their crowns this year, but only Hello Beautiful is likely to be favored. The post Md Million: Trio of champs look to defend titles appeared first on The Racing Biz. Read more »
  • Jumpers Return To Virginia: International Gold Cup Highlights Great Meadow CardJumpers Return To Virginia: International Gold Cup
Highlights Great Meadow Card
    For the third weekend this month, the jumpers return to Virginia to compete for purses and prestige, this time in the second richest card on the National Steeplechase Association Fall calendar. This Saturday's stop, at Great Meadow Race Course in The Plains, has drawn 66 entries for eight races. Fans… Read more »
  • Hawthorne Derby Draws Field Of Seven; The Pizza Man Stakes Debuts SundayHawthorne Derby Draws Field Of Seven; The Pizza Man Stakes
Debuts Sunday
    After rain dominated the first two weeks of racing for the fall Thoroughbred meet at Hawthorne Race Course, clear skies and warm temperatures have prevailed this week as three stakes races will return to the Hawthorne turf. On Saturday afternoon a pair of turf stakes have been carded: the $60,000… Read more »
  • Equibase Adds Results Charts Featuring GPS DataEquibase Adds Results Charts Featuring GPS Data
    Equibase Company, the Thoroughbred industry's official database for racing information, today announced the addition of result charts that include data collected from global positioning satellite (GPS) systems. “After many years of evaluating GPS to deliver expanded data, Equibase is pleased to be successfully leveraging this technology for racing,” said Sal… Read more »
  • Ten Stakes Races Highlight Fall Meet At Golden Gate FieldsTen Stakes Races Highlight Fall Meet At Golden Gate
Fields
    The 25-day fall meet at Golden Gate Fields commences this Friday, Oct. 22, and runs through Sunday, Dec. 12. A total of ten stakes races will be offered at the upcoming 8-week meeting. Next Saturday, the one-mile, $75,000 Pike Place Dancer for 2-year-old turf fillies kicks off the stake action.… Read more »
  • Trends and Tips for Picking a Breeders’ Cup Juvenile WinnerTrends and Tips for Picking a Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
Winner
    One of the Breeders’ Cup races that attracts the most attention each year – from dedicated lifelong racing aficionados to the casual fan — is the Juvenile. Read More... Read more »
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