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Todd Pletcher Hits 5,000 Win Milestone
By November 13, 2020 Read More →

Todd Pletcher Hits 5,000 Win Milestone

By Michael Fenrich From Dallas, Texas, thoroughbred trainer Todd Pletcher has had a successful career. On Friday, November 6, at Aqueduct the seventh race became historic as Pletcher reached a milestone of 5,000 career wins. The horse that was the 5,000th winner was Microsecond, who is owned by Repole Stable (Mike Repole), a long time […]

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ITOBA Fall Mixed Sale Posts Positive Results, Texas Red Yearling Tops Sale
By November 4, 2020 Read More →

ITOBA Fall Mixed Sale Posts Positive Results, Texas Red Yearling Tops Sale

The ITOBA Fall Mixed Sale was held Saturday, October 31, and posted positive results despite the impact of COVID-19 forcing the sale to relocate from its traditional location at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino to nearby Smith Training Stables in Fountaintown, Indiana. A total of 69 horses went through the ring, with 66 selling for […]

Posted in: INDIANA
The Melbourne Cup
By October 30, 2020 Read More →

The Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is arguably Australia’s most important horse racing event, and of course emanating from that is the rich history developed since the first ever race took place, in 1861. The Melbourne Cup field is exclusively composed of thoroughbred racehorses, with only those with the finest ancestral lineage able to compete. This years’ Cup […]

Posted in: ALABAMA
American Anthem to Stand at Sierra Blanca Equine in New Mexico
By October 28, 2020 Read More →

American Anthem to Stand at Sierra Blanca Equine in New Mexico

Reliance Ranches, LLC of Guthrie, Oklahoma announces the purchase of American Anthem, by Arkansas Derby winner and Classic-placed sire Bodemeister. American Anthem, a multiple Graded stakes winner, began his career by winning his first start at 2 and following up with a successful 3-year-old season posting back-to-back Graded victories in the Lazaro Barrera Stakes-G3 at […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Who are the European Jockeys to Follow at the 2020 Breeders’ Cup?
By October 23, 2020 Read More →

Who are the European Jockeys to Follow at the 2020 Breeders’ Cup?

The great thing about the Breeders’ Cup isn’t that a different racetrack in America hosts the World Championships every year, nor is it just that top turf and dirt horses from across the globe compete. That also goes the jockeys doing the steering. They aren’t just the leading riders stateside, but horsemen and women from […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
ThoroughbredAuctions.Com November Mixed Sale Begins Monday
By October 21, 2020 Read More →

ThoroughbredAuctions.Com November Mixed Sale Begins Monday

Bidding opens Monday, Oct. 26 and closes Monday, Nov. 2 for the November Mixed Internet Auction of Thoroughbreds by ThoroughbredAuctions.com. The auction has nearly 70 entries and include large consignments from Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana and Arizona as well as Kentucky. The auction is offering broodmares by sires such as Medaglia d’Oro, War Front, City […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Faversham, Full Brother to California Chrome, Enters Stud in California
By October 20, 2020 Read More →

Faversham, Full Brother to California Chrome, Enters Stud in California

Faversham, a multiple winner and the only full brother to two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, has been retired from racing to stand at Daehling Ranch in Northern California. His 2021 fee is $2,000, live foal guarantee. Lifetime breeding rights are available for $4,500. A 5-year-old son of the late Lucky Pulpit, California’s leading […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Grade 3 winner Cowboy Culture to Stand at Whitney Farms in Indiana
By October 20, 2020 Read More →

Grade 3 winner Cowboy Culture to Stand at Whitney Farms in Indiana

(from press release) Quality Road’s graded stakes-winning son Cowboy Culture enters stud in 2021 at Whitney Farms in Monrovia, Indiana. Undefeated in his first three starts for Repole Stable, Cowboy Culture won the historic Arlington Classic-G3 by a widening 5 3/4 lengths. A winner of six races from ages two to four, he retired sound […]

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Ghaiyyath retired to stand at Kildangan Stud
By October 20, 2020 Read More →

Ghaiyyath retired to stand at Kildangan Stud

Ghaiyyath, who was birthed from Dubawi, has officially retired from racing and will be standing at Kildangan Stud next year. The Dubawi horse was able to retire from the game with four Group 1 victories; he won three out of them this year; the Eclipse, the Juddmonte International, and the Coronation Cup, with best new online […]

Posted in: NO. CAROLINA
Third Time Lucki and Wilde about Oscar leads Skelton team at Uttoxeter
By October 20, 2020 Read More →

Third Time Lucki and Wilde about Oscar leads Skelton team at Uttoxeter

Dan Skelton is back in the game and he is looking to bring out two of his best bumper horses from the last campaign at Uttoxeter on the 23rd of October, as Third Time Lucki will be making his debut over hurdles in division one of the 2m novice hurdle while the popular Wilde About […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
Delta Work and Presenting Percy could clash at down Royal
By October 20, 2020 Read More →

Delta Work and Presenting Percy could clash at down Royal

Racehorse trainer Gordon Elliott took to the media to claim that he is happy to have Delta Work clash with his new stable Presenting Percy in the Ladbrokes Champion Chase to be held at Down Royal. 7-year-old Delta Work ended the Ireland Grade One National Hunt season last campaign with a fourth position, which could […]

Posted in: COLORADO
Cheltenham Racecourse loses its long-running sponsor
By October 20, 2020 Read More →

Cheltenham Racecourse loses its long-running sponsor

Days before the opening of horse racing, Cheltenham Racecourse loses its backing as its longest-running sponsor put an end to their sponsorship. This could be said to come as a blow to the organization as the Horse racing is set to resume to the Cheltenham Racecourse on 23rd of October, which has been set to […]

Posted in: ALABAMA
A look ahead to the key horse to note in the Breeders’ Cup betting markets
By October 16, 2020 Read More →

A look ahead to the key horse to note in the Breeders’ Cup betting markets

The Breeders’ Cup is now fast approaching and will be taking place between Friday 6th of November and Saturday 7th of November. This will be held at Keeneland, in what will be the second edition of the event at this venue. Keeneland is at the heart of the thoroughbred industry, so this set’s up for […]

Posted in: COLORADO
Dozens of Thoroughbreds Available at Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale on October 30-31
By October 15, 2020 Read More →

Dozens of Thoroughbreds Available at Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale on October 30-31

The Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale on October 30-31 in Oklahoma City will include dozens of quality Thoroughbred yearlings and broodmares. Yearlings will go through the ring on October 30, and there will be mixed sessions on both October 30 and 31. Online bidding will also be available. Get more info by clicking here.

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Blueblood, Stakes-Winning Son of City Zip, to Stand at Iowa State University
By October 13, 2020 Read More →

Blueblood, Stakes-Winning Son of City Zip, to Stand at Iowa State University

One of the fastest stakes winners to enter stud duty in Iowa will arrive this month at Iowa State University. Blueblood, a lightning fast son of leading U.S. sire City Zip, raced five furlongs in :56 2/5 and six furlongs in 1:08 3/5. An undefeated 2-year-old stakes winner, Blueblood was also highly weighted on the […]

Posted in: IOWA
Sam Houston Announces 2021 Stakes Schedule, Texas Champions Day to Include $100,000 Stakes
By October 13, 2020 Read More →

Sam Houston Announces 2021 Stakes Schedule, Texas Champions Day to Include $100,000 Stakes

Sam Houston Race Park will not only offer an expanded live racing season, but additional stakes throughout its 2021 Thoroughbred meet, which begins on Friday, January 8. The 2021 Thoroughbred Stakes schedule will offer $2.4 million in purses, up from $1.8 million in 2020. The Houston Racing Festival will take place on Sunday, January 31 headlined by the Houston Ladies Classic (G3) and the John […]

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Luneack is Living the Dream with Star Oklahoma-bred Welder
By October 13, 2020 Read More →

Luneack is Living the Dream with Star Oklahoma-bred Welder

When trainer Teri Luneack was a little girl she would lie in bed and stare at her Barbies on horseback and the horses on the curtains that covered her bedroom windows. When Luneack fell asleep, however, she never in her wildest dreams saw herself training a racehorse to a million dollars in earnings. She has done that, […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma Stallion Den’s Legacy Gets First Winner at Remington Park
By October 11, 2020 Read More →

Oklahoma Stallion Den’s Legacy Gets First Winner at Remington Park

Oklahoma stallion Den’s Legacy was represented by his first winner on Saturday at Remington Park when Oklahoma-bred Bear Den won a $25,000 maiden claiming event by two lengths. Lori Biehler rode the 2-year-old gelding for her husband, Michael Biehler, who bred, owns and trains the first-time starter. Bear Den earned $11,596 for the victory in […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Unbridled Express Leads Indiana Stallions in 2019
By October 9, 2020 Read More →

Unbridled Express Leads Indiana Stallions in 2019

Unbridled Express has honed the power of three in his breeding career, siring three stakes winners in the state of Indiana and hitting the top of the Indiana sire list after three years of being in the top 10 last year. The 16 year old gray son of Unbridled’s Song earned $117,696.80 in Indiana stallion […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Nearly 80 Head Consigned to ITOBA Fall Mixed Sale, Catalog Now Online
By October 5, 2020 Read More →

Nearly 80 Head Consigned to ITOBA Fall Mixed Sale, Catalog Now Online

The Indiana Thoroughbred Owner’s and Breeder’s Association is pleased to announce that the catalog for the ITOBA Fall Mixed Sale is now online with a total of 79 head, including 64 yearlings, one weanling, nine horses of racing age and five broodmares, all in foal. Normally held at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, this auction […]

Posted in: INDIANA