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Arc Undercard: Highland Princess, Opera Singer Among Four To Earn Breeders’ Cup Berths

Favored at 2-1 in an 18-horse field, Highfield Princess (FR) looked an unlikely winner at the halfway stage of the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp Longines (G1) Sunday at ParisLongchamp on the Qatar Prix de l’Arc card, but rallied to gain the advantage under jockey Jason Hart. The John Quinn trainee gained an automatic berth […]

‘Simply Extraordinary’: Ace Impact Stays Unbeaten With Arc Victory, Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth

Ace Impact won the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), Europe’s premier middle-distance test Sunday at ParisLongchamp, after taking on the front-runners in midstretch at such speed that no opponent could match strides. A Jean-Claude Rouget trainee ridden by Cristian Demuro, favorite Ace Impact passed the post almost two lengths ahead of runner-up Westover. […]

Champion Nest Among Pletcher Runners Training At Saratoga For Keeneland Starts

Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher has kept his top string of horses stabled at Saratoga Race Course’s Oklahoma training track in the weeks following the summer meeting that concluded on Sept. 4 at the upstate New York oval. Among them are a bevy of graded stakes contenders eyeing starts at Keeneland, including reigning champion […]

Owner-Breeder Shewciw, Former KTO President, Passes At Age 82

William “Bill” Shewciw Jr., an owner and breeder and former two-term president of the Louisville-based Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners Inc., died Thursday following a brief illness. He was 82. Shewciw was born in Yonkers, N.Y. however, Kentucky was his heart and where he called home. He and his wife, Jean, were married 55 years and lived […]

Fall Stars Weekend Jumpstarts Keeneland’s Fall Meet, Fields Shaping Up For 11 Stakes

Keeneland’s 17-day Fall Meet opens Friday with the start of Fall Stars Weekend, three days of exceptional Thoroughbred racing that will help determine the fields for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the contenders for Eclipse Awards as United States champions. The Fall Meet, which runs through Saturday, Oct. 28, will offer record prize money […]

WATCH: Ghostwriter Stays Unbeaten With ‘Win & You’re In’ Royal Lodge Score

Ghostwriter coasted clear of rivals in the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (G2) Saturday at Newmarket in an impressive manner to win his group stakes debut. With his victory in the one-mile race for 2-year-old colts, the son of Invincible Spirit  earned an automatic starting position into the $1-million Prevagen Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) through […]

Champion Modern Games To Stand At Dalham Hall Stud In England

Dubawi’s brilliant son Modern Games, who won top-flight races at two, three and four, will stand alongside his exceptional sire at Dalham Hall Stud next year. Modern Games broke his maiden on Newmarket’s July course, before successfully stepping up in class on the Rowley Mile to take the Group 3 Somerville Tattersall Stakes, beating the Prix […]

OBS October Yearling Sale Supplemental Catalog Now Online

The supplemental catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2023 October Yearling Sale is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com and in printed form at the OBS sales grounds. Thirty-seven horses have been supplemented; in all 713 horses will be sold. There are two sessions, set for Tuesday, Oct. 10 and Wednesday, Oct. 11. […]

Anchor Down Colt Tops 2023 Breeders Sales Of Louisiana Yearling, Mixed Sale

The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s Breeders Sales of Louisiana held its 2023 Yearling Sale followed by a Mixed Session on Thursday, Sept, 28 at the Equine Sales Facility in Opelousas. A total of 120 yearlings sold for a gross of $1,306,100, an average of $10,884 and a median of $6,000. There were 40 RNAs. Two […]

Heavy Rain In Northeast: Aqueduct Friday, Meadowlands Friday/Saturday All-Turf Cards Scrapped

Heavy rains with the potential for flash flooding in the Northeast are wreaking havoc with racing schedules, with Aqueduct’s Friday program and Friday and Saturday’s all-turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands cards cancelled. Following are the press releases from those tracks: AQUEDUCT: The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled Friday’s live racing program at Aqueduct Racetrack due […]