Did Racing Pick Up New Customers in 2020?

The sport's major ADWs enjoyed explosive growth in 2020 and, in some respects, none of this comes as a complete surprise. In a year where everything, not just in racing but in society as a whole, was turned upside down by the pandemic, ADWs were oftentimes the only way a horseplayer had to get a

Newbury in Talks With BHA to Keep Vaccination Centre Running While Racing

Newbury Racecourse is in talks with the British Horseracing Authority to continue its role as a vaccination centre while simultaneously holding racing. Located in Berkshire, the venue is a COVID-19 vaccination centre and has the capacity to vaccinate 1,500 people daily. However, that service was halted on Wednesday, as that date marked a National Hunt

True Timber Out of the Pegasus

GI Cigar Mile hero True Timber (Mineshaft) was not entered for Saturday's GI Pegasus World Cup S. after cooling out slightly lame Wednesday morning prior to the draw, trainer Jack Sisterson announced via Twitter. With the defection of True Timber, GI Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile victor Knicks Go (Paynter) was installed as the morning-line favorite

Johnston Trio Under Consideration for Riyadh

Finals Day on Good Friday, is set to compete in the Long Distance Turf H. at Riyadh in February. The listed winner is one of several likely competitors for the yard in Saudi Arabia on Feb. 20. “He'll definitely go to Lingfield on Finals Day and he's in at Saudi next month,” said Mark Johnston's

Cape Yearling Catalogue Released

The catalogue for the Cape Yearling Sale is now online, Bloodstock South Africa announced on Wednesday. Slated to be held at the Mistico Equestrian Centre on Feb. 28, 189 horses will go under then hammer. Previous editions of the sale have yielded South African Grade 1 winner Surcharge, who would go on to take the

Mare in Foal to American Pharoah Heads Wanamaker's January

My Dixie Doodle (Dixie Union-My Success, by A.P. Indy), in foal to American Pharoah, highlights the upcoming Wanamaker's January online auction. Offered by agent Stuart Morris, My Dixie Doodle is the dam of stakes-placed Prince of Pharoahs (American Pharoah) and up and 3-year-old, Chrome Dixie (California Chrome). Live bidding will open at 8:00 a.m. ET

Early Triple Crown Nominations Due Jan. 23

Early nominations for the 2021 Triple Crown are due Saturday, Jan. 23. The Triple Crown begins with the GI Kentucky Derby May 1, then continues with the GI Preakness S. May 15, and concludes with the GI Belmont S. June 5. Nominations for eligible 3-year-olds can be secured with a $600 payment. Horses not nominated

Six Stakes Highlight Carnival Curtain Raiser

The Dubai World Cup Carnival gets underway at Meydan on Thursday with its traditional opener, the G2 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 going a mile on the dirt with a well-matched field of 11 lining up. Group 1 winner Capezzano (Bernardini) is the highest-rated of the bunch at 117, but the 7-year-old gelding isn't always straightforward.

Proceeds from 'My Life as a Long Shot' to Benefit Retired Racehorse Project

Vivien Goodman Malloy, the Thoroughbred breeder who owns and runs Edition Farm and racing stable in Hyde Park, New York, has recently published a memoir detailing her family's against-the-odds journey from modest roots in Havana to the high life in New York City and beyond. Central to the 88-year-old entrepreneur's family history is a deep

Take Charge Indy Represented by First Foals Since Returning to WinStar

The first two foals by Take Charge Indy have been born since he returned home to stand the 2020 breeding season at WinStar Farm. The first foal born was a colt out of the multiple stakes-placed mare Northern Smile foaled in Kentucky on Jan. 4 and bred by Jim Ballinger. The second foal was born

Boyd Browning on the Return of the Freshman Sire Showcase

Tuesday, Fasig-Tipton announced the return of the Freshman Sire Showcase. TDN Publisher Sue Finley talked to Fasig's President, Boyd Browning, about the return of this segment of their July Sale, which offers a first look at progeny of new yearling sires. TDN: Why did you put the Freshman Sire Showcase on hold these past 10

Freshman Sire Showcase Returns to Fasig-Tipton July Sale

Fasig-Tipton will reintroduce the “Freshman Sire Showcase” as part of the company's 2021 July Selected Yearlings Sale, which will be held July 13 and 14 at the company's headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky. Fasig-Tipton will devote a section of the catalogue exclusively to yearlings by stallions with their first crop of yearlings in 2021. Last held