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  • Equibase Introduces Comparison Tool
    Equibase Company announced the expansion of racing statistics available on and the incorporation of a tool that enables easy comparison of data among horses, jockeys, trainers, and owners.
  • Greyvitos Overcomes Challenges to Win Springboard Mile
    Greyvitos took the challenges presented at Remington Park and put any doubts away in a 2 1/4-length victory.
  • Aqua Bel Sar Takes NYSS Great White Way
    Ryan Racing's Aqua Bel Sar capitalized on being part of the pace scenario to capture the $150,000 New York Stallion Series Great White Way Stakes for juveniles at 37-1 Dec. 17 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
  • Ellis Suspended, Fined for Masochistic BC Drug Positive
    The California Horse Racing Board has suspended trainer Ron Ellis 60 days and fined him $10,000 for a drug violation with Masochistic in the 2016 TwinSpires Breeders Cup Sprint (G1).
  • Intimidate Digs in Late to Win King Glorious
    Under jockey Mike Smith for the first time, Intimidate set the pace early in the one-mile King Glorious for California-bred juveniles, turned back a challenge from Lucky Romano in the stretch, and gamely pulled away late to win by 1 1/4 lengths.
  • Shakhimat Gets Back to Best Form in Tropical Turf
    Under heady handling from jockey Edgard Zayas, Shakhimat took over on the backstretch after racing off a tepid early pace and had plenty left to turn back Galton and stablemate Tower of Texas late in the Tropical Turf Stakes (G3T).
  • 'Cowboy' Possible for Pegasus After Harlan's Holiday
    After Fear the Cowboy rallied for a 2 1/4-length victory in Saturday's test, trainer Efren Loza Jr. said the multiple graded stakes winner could be available to a Pegasus World Cup (G1) stakeholder looking for a contender to run in the Jan. 27 event.
  • Mo Cash, Tricks to Doo Impress at Tampa Bay Downs
    Marco Thoroughbred Corp.'s Mo Cash battled favored Three Rules in the stretch and prevailed by three-quarters of a length in the $125,000 FTBOA Marion County Florida Sire Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs Dec. 16. 
  • Aunt Babe Upsets NYSS Fifth Avenue Stakes
    Louis Ferrari's homebred Aunt Babe nosed out grade 2 winner Pure Silver to take the $150,000 New York Stallion Series Fifth Avenue Stakes Dec. 16 at odds of 39-1.
  • Lewis Bay So Fresh, So Good in Rampart Stakes
    In the $100,000 Rampart Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park Dec. 16 , Lewis Bay provided a refresher course on her ability when she turned back even-money favorite Curlin's Approval to score a 1 1/4-length win in her first start since November of 2016.
  • Homebred Tap o' Noth Lands Cape Guineas
    The well-fancied Tap o' Noth gave trainer Vaughan Marshall his fifth victory in the 1,600-meter (about one mile) Forus Cape Guineas (G1), the start of South Africa's Triple Crown for 3-year-olds.
  • Toast of New York Confirmed for Pegasus World Cup
    Dean Reeves of Reeves Thoroughbred Racing confirmed Dec. 15 that a deal has been reached with Al Shaqab Racing to start Toast of New York in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27.
  • Golden Gate Sees Gains in Handle for Fall Meet
    Golden Gate Fields concluded a successful fall meet Dec. 10 with over year gains in handle.
  • Gunnevera Secures Starting Spot in Pegasus World Cup
    Venezuelan owner Salomon Del-Vallee has reached a deal with stakeholder William Gallo of Gallo Stables and Bella Inizio Farm to run Gunnevera in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27.
  • Father and Son Sharing Jockeys’ Room at Laurel Park
    Apprentice Wes Hamilton won his first two professional races Dec. 11 at Laurel Park in his only mounts on the card. It was also the first time that he beat his dad to the finish line.
  • San Luis Rey Resident Scathing Wins First Race Back
    Scathing, a Grazen filly claimed for $8,000 Oct. 6 at Santa Anita Park, was the first horse based at San Luis Rey Training Center during the devastating brushfire that hit the facility Dec. 7, to make it to a race.
  • Santa Anita Cuts Stakes Purses for Upcoming Meet
    Executives from The Stronach Group said Dec. 14 that stakes purses will decrease $600,000 for the meeting that runs through early July.
  • Lady Eli's Next Career Move Still Being Decided
    Though multiple grade 1-winner Lady Eli is a near-certain pick to earn her first Eclipse Award trophy next month, the next portion of her career is still being debated.
  • Maragh Relocating to Southern California
    When the Santa Anita Park race meet opens Dec. 26, the jockey colony will feature a formidable addition in Rajiv Maragh.
  • Obituary: Daney Achieved as Breeder, Owner, Regulator
    Bernie Daney, who owned and bred stakes winners and also proved to be an influential industry regulator, died Dec. 9 surrounded by family. Daney, of Greenville, Del. was 92.
  • Greyvitos Can Aid Healing Process in Springboard Mile
    Triple B Farms' graded stakes winner Greyvitos, one of the fortunate who survived the San Luis Rey fire unscathed, will gently push the moving on process onward this weekend when he breaks from the outside post 12 in the Remington Springboard Mile.
  • South African Triple Crown Kicks Off With Cape Guineas
    Kenilworth Racecourse will host the first leg of the South African Triple Crown Dec. 16, when a strong field of 3-year-olds takes to the track for the Forus Cape Guineas (G1) in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Sporting Chance Aims for Return in Southwest
    Hopeful Stakes (G1) winner Sporting Chance will target the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park Feb. 19 for his return after having a knee chip removed and being sidelined for 60 days.
  • San Luis Rey Horsemen Faced Brutal Challenges in Fire
    Despite the warnings and dangers horsemen encountered, the tales of bravery are almost too many to count.
  • Le Vent Se Leve Earns Derby Points in Japan
    Le Vent Se Leve won the second leg of the "Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby," the Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun, Dec. 13 at Kawasaki, earning 10 points toward a potential start in the 2018 Run for the Roses.

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