Opening day of the two-day Goffs Orby sale started with an 8% rise in average and median. A €900,000 daughter of Galileo topped the session.
At International Simulcast Conference, Santa Anita Park earns Simulcast Award; NYRA honored for "Saratoga Live."
Team Block's multiple graded stakes-winning stallion Fort Prado is being relocated from Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky., to Swifty Farms in Indiana to take advantage of Indiana's breeding incentives, Chris Block said Sept. 27.
With the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) on the 6 1/2-furlong downhill course at Santa Anita coming up in early November, plenty of connections with top turf sprinters see the wisdom in prepping on the unique course in the Eddie D. (gr. IIIT).
The Illinois Racing Board Sept. 27 approved a coordinated racing schedule for 2017 after hearing gloomy predictions about the industry's future absent an infusion of alternative revenue.
*Bred outside of the Unites States, my career began in my native land.
*I was a stakes winner there, with five victories in 12 starts.
*My U.S. career stretched over four seasons, winning multiple stakes each year.
*Del Mar was the site of my first two stakes wins in America.
*I won stakes on both turf and dirt. In fact, I accomplished that five consecutive years.
*My lone championship came in my fourth year of racing.
*I was based on one coast, but I did make several trips for big races to the other.
*A racing millionaire, I won 40% of my career races, while finishing 2nd or 3rd more than 20 times.
*I finished my career in New York by losing to a great one in each of my last two starts.
*My American trainer was a Hall of Famer, who won his Kentucky Derbies after my retirement.
*As a sire, I am best remembered for my classic winning son.
You should know by now … Who Am I ???
The Week in Photos for 9/27/2016
As the yearling auction season nears the finish line with two sales remaining, it appears that the year will end with modest declines in all major metrics, continuing the trends seen in recent years and earlier this year in the juvenile market.
Texas Chrome's victory in the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby on Sept. 25 at Remington Park, may have punched his ticket to the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I).
Paul Pompa Jr. has enjoyed a string of graded stakes winners over the past eight years, and Connect's victory in the Pennsylvania Derby over an all-star cast has him and trainer Chad Brown aiming high with the Curlin colt.