Month: December 2020Page 2 of 10

Biggest European Bloodstock Shocks of 2020

Wootton Bassett has been on a steep upward curve ever since his small debut crop of runners hit the racecourse. Take all the Work out of Currying The…

Victoire Pisa and Kluger to Turkey for 2021

Both stallions were bought by the Jockey Club of Turkey. Take all the Work out of Currying The New Powered CurryVac will do all the work for you,…

Provisions Helpful to Racing Signed Into Law With HISA

President Donald Trump on Dec. 27 signed into law COVID-19 relief and government funding legislation that includes the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020. Take all the Work out…

Cannizzo Reflects on Time at NYTB

After nearly 13 years on the job as NYTB’s executive director, Jeffrey Cannizzo will move on to a new spot with the New York Racing Association Jan. 4….

NYTB Announces NYRA and NYTBDF Board Appointments

New NYTB executive director Najja Thompson joins boards of NYRA, NYTBDF. Take all the Work out of Currying The New Powered CurryVac will do all the work for…

Successful Hawthorne Meet Wraps Up

In a year that saw a break during the summer harness meet for racing, limited to no fans in the facility, and uncertainty throughout the industry, the fall…

I Am Horse Racing: Lupe Perez

Our collaboration with I Am Horse Racing continues with this profile of barn foreman “Lupe” Perez. He’s worked for trainer Peter Eurton for almost 25 years now, but…

Martin Larcombe – Family & Home Life

NRHA Professional Martin Larcombe talks about his family and home life behind the scenes of horse shows. Take all the Work out of Currying The New Powered CurryVac…

Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act Signed Into Law

On the evening of Dec. 27, President Donald Trump signed into law an omnibus bill to provide government funding and pandemic aid. Take all the Work out of…

Mucho Unusual Bounces Back in Robert J. Frankel

Back on her home turf in Southern California, Mucho Unusual stalked the pace from the outside then edged away from a field of seven rivals to win the…

Cathkin Peak Rallies to Eddie Logan Score

Making only his second start in the U.S. after a winning debut effort at Del Mar Nov. 29, Cathkin Peak rallied three-wide down the lane to capture the…

Just A Way Sires First Grade 1 Winner in Japan

Danon the Kid becomes the first grade 1 winner for his sire after capturing the Dec. 26 Hopeful (G1) at Nakayama Racecourse. Take all the Work out of…

Value to Be Found in 2021 British Stallion Fees

It has never been more imperative for breeders to secure value for money from their nomination fees. Take all the Work out of Currying The New Powered CurryVac…

Charlatan Exits Malibu in Great Shape

It was business as usual the morning of Dec. 27 for Bob Baffert, less than 24 hours after Charlatan demolished his rivals with a 4 1/2-length victory in the…

European Mixed Sales Conclude With 24% Drop in Gross

In My Opinion: The European mixed sale market held up as well as could be expected in a year where fewer horses were catalogued and sold overall. Take…

Experience and determination team up for success

This show report starts with young riders on schoolmasters making a big impact on the results, talks of longer journeys to a sense of achievement — and concludes…

Charlatan Returns With Dazzling Malibu Victory

It took Charlatan nearly eight months to return to the races, but when he did, he brought his career full circle and reminded everyone of why he created…

Santa Anita Sets Record Opening Day Handle

With an 11 race-card that included six stakes, all run in idyllic weather conditions, Santa Anita Park set an all-time opening day record pari-mutuel handle of $23,003,159 Dec….

Eres Tu Makes the Grade in Allaire du Pont

Edward Seltzer and Beverly Anderson’s homebred Eres Tu kept her perfect comeback season intact and became a graded stakes winner in the process with a one-length triumph Dec. 26…

Suffolk Suspends On-Site Simulcasting

Suffolk Downs will suspend on-site simulcast operations beginning Dec. 28 and through at least Jan. 15 due to an increase of COVID-19 positives in the Boston area, the…

Kiss Today Goodbye Pulls Off San Antonio Surprise

Blowing past the dueling leaders in the final furlong, John Sondereker’s Kiss Today Goodbye powered to a half-length victory in the $200,500 San Antonio Stakes (G2) with fellow…

Colonel Liam Eyes Pegasus Turf Bid After Tropical Park

Robert and Lawana Low’s Colonel Liam overwhelmed nine rivals in the $75,000 Tropical Park Derby Dec. 26 at Gulfstream Park, making an emphatic case for inclusion in the…

Harpers First Ride Wins Fourth Stakes in Native Dancer

Harpers First Ride put the finishing touches on an outstanding season by dismissing a bid from Cordmaker at the top of the stretch and rolling home a 3…

Duopoly Turns Back Sharing in American Oaks

A filly on the improve, Duopoly upset grade 1 winner Sharing with a frontrunning score in the $300,000 American Oaks (G1T) Dec. 26 at Santa Anita Park. Take…

Fair Maiden Upsets La Brea

Godolphin homebred Fair Maiden was a 20-1 outsider in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (G1) Dec. 26 at Santa Anita Park, but the 3-year-old Street Boss filly was…