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October 18, 2014
Second or third in his last four starts, and previously a winner only once this year, the 7-year-old Gordon Lord Byron broke through with a powerful, brave victory in the Group 2 QIPCO British Champions Sprint on Saturday at Ascot in England.
The breeding program that has produced Grade 1 winner Shotgun Gulch and Canadian champion Hollywood Hit was on full display at Remington Park on Friday night, when C.R. Trout saddled three of his homebreds to stakes wins, including Imahit in the ...
If handicappers knew that the Santa Anita main track would be as biased Saturday as it was Friday, planning would be easy – just find the speed.
October 17, 2014
Big Boy Dreams might not be the best horse in the Ron Burke barn, but he brought a big effort on Friday night at Maywood Park in the $180,000 Windy City Pace. The 3-year-old colt went wire to wire for the 1:51 score with Tim Tetrick in the bike.
Driver Yannick Gingras showed up at Woodbine Racetrack on Friday night to drive a quartet of fillies in stakes eliminations and almost left with a clean sweep. He guided JK She’salady, Mission Brief, and Gatka Hanover flawlessly as The Show Returns ...
It is no stretch to say that this year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale has a tough act to follow. The previous two editions of North America’s final major yearling sale each posted record highs in gross, average, and median sale prices.
Geneticists have yet to come up with a scientific explanation of what makes a sire of sires. And while it may be tempting to view the phenomenon as a man-made construct with no genetic basis, that explanation, too, remains unconvincing, at least for ...
Some of New York racing’s biggest stars won’t be in action Saturday on Empire Showcase Day at Belmont Park, but the reason why is a nice problem for the state’s Thoroughbred industry to have. New York-breds have had a phenomenally successful year ...
Darley’s graded stakes winner Desert Party moved north to stand at Becky Thomas’s Sequel Stallions in Hudson, N.Y., beginning in 2013, and the 8-year-old son of the recently deceased Street Cry is enjoying a solid freshman season as the runaway leader ...
Windsor Castle has established himself as a perennial contender to be West Virginia’s leading sire over the past six years, and his foals have become statebred stalwarts in their own right.