Breeders' Cup Stallion Nominations Due Dec. 15

The Breeders' Cup issued a press release Tuesday reminding that all North American stallion nominations to the Breeders' Cup program for the 2024 breeding season are due by Friday, Dec. 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET. A $100 initial payment must accompany the nomination form at the deadline.  All stallions standing in North America are eligible to be nominated to the Breeders' Cup program on an annual basis. The nomination fee is equal to the advertised stud fee, but not less than $1,000. Following the receipt of the initial $100 deposit,...

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Canadian Triple Crown, Woodbine Oaks Nominations Released

Woodbine Entertainment has released the nominations for the 2023 OLG Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, consisting of The King's Plate, the Prince of Wales and the Breeders' S. Totaling 124 3-year-olds foaled in Canada, the list of nominees includes star performers from last season, winners south of the border over the winter and many preparing for the upcoming Woodbine meet. Contested over three different surfaces at two courses, the Canadian Triple Crown will kick off Sunday, Aug. 20 at Woodbine with the 164th running of The King's Plate followed...

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Champion Wonder Wheel Tops Kentucky Oaks Nominations

D J Stable's Eclipse Award and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Wonder Wheel (Into Mischief) is the marquee name among 103 sophomore fillies that were nominated at the first entry stage for the $1.25-million GI Longines Kentucky Oaks, to be run beneath the Twin Spires Friday, May 5, 2023. The first stage of nominations closed Feb. 18, with a $200 payment. Any 3-year-old filly not among the original entries can become eligible with a fee of $1,500 due no later than Saturday, Apr. 15. Wonder Wheel was four-for-five during...

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Emblem Road Returns To Defend Title As One Of Over 1400 Entries For 2023 Saudi Cup Festival

Emblem Road (Quality Road), the victor of the $20-million G1 Saudi Cup last year, is back to defend his title, as over 1,400 nominations were received for the $35.35-million extravaganza at King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh Feb. 24-25. Locally owned and trained, Emblem Road will be seen in action on Friday over 1600 metres, as a prep for the nine-furlong Saturday cornerstone in just over a month's time. If he is successful on Feb. 25, he would become the highest-earning Thoroughbred in history with over $20.2 million in prize-money. The...

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Nominations Open For UK TIE Awards

Nominations for the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards 2023, sponsored by Godolphin, opened on Wednesday. Formerly the UK Godolphin Stud & Stable Staff Awards, the awards are an opportunity for employees from across the various areas of the Thoroughbred industry, be it in training yards, studs or in administrative roles, to be celebrated for their hard work and dedication to the sport. The nomination period closes on Nov. 8. Run by the British Horse Racing Authority (BHA) in association with the Racing Post and Racing TV, the awards carry a prize-money...

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Lifetime In Racing Awards Nominations Open

Nominations for Racing Welfare's Lifetime in Racing Awards are now open. Recognising those that have dedicated their life to working in racing, nominees are welcome from any sector of the UK racing industry. There will be four regional winners selected by a judging panel and recognised with a trophy presentation and VIP race day experience during the autumn. The nominating process follows the week-long Racing Staff Week, which was held from June 25-July 1.The two Racing Staff Week charity races at Doncaster and Newton Abbot were won by Michael Vokins...

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Highclere Stallion Parade to Support Racing Welfare

The Feb. 8 Highclere Stud Stallion Parade will now also support Racing Welfare. A donation equivalent to 5% of the nomination sales generated on the day of the parade will be donated to Racing Welfare, Highclere's Jake Warren announced. "Racing Welfare provides crucial care for the wellbeing of people in the horseracing and thoroughbred breeding community, and we are privileged to support their efforts," said Warren. "We are hugely looking forward to seeing breeders next week for what should be a very entertaining day." The stallion parade is now fully...

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Time Test Breeding Right and Nomination Anchor Tattersalls Online

A breeding right (lot 1) and a nomination (lot 4) to promising young stallion Time Test (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) will be offered at the Jan. 19 Tattersalls Online Sale of Breeding Rights and Nominations. Bidding will open at 10 a.m. and will close at noon. The National Stud's Time Test already has the G3 Dick Poole Fillies' S. winner Romantic Time (GB) and the German Group 3 victor Rocchigiani (GB) to his credit. In addition, his Sunset Shiraz (Ire) placed in the G1 Moyglare Stud S. Of his 11 winners,...

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Strong Euro Presence as DWCC Invitees Announced

A host of international Group or Grade 1 winners have been extended invites to the upcoming Dubai World Cup Carnival, including Lord Glitters (Fr) (Whipper), who enjoyed a pair of group victories during last year's event. The popular grey gelding captured the G1 Jebel Hatta and more recently added the G3 Bahrain International Trophy to his haul from the David O'Meara yard, who has also received an invite for Escobar (Ire) (Famous Name {GB}). A strong Irish challenge will be led by dual G1 Irish St Leger heroine Search For...

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Blackmore Favoured to Win World Sport Star Title

Jumps jockey Rachael Blackmore has been nominated in the World Sport Star category at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. Blackmore will be competing against tennis superstar Novak Djokovic and American football quarterback Tom Brady, boxer Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, Formula One star Max Verstappen and Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah. The first woman to win the Cheltenham Champion Jockey title on the back of six wins during the festival including Honeysuckle (GB) (Sulamani {Ire})'s G1 Champion Hurdle victory, Blackmore also was the first female jockey to win the G3...

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OwnerView Taking Nominations for 'New Owner of the Year' Award

OwnerView is accepting nominations for the 2021 New Owner of the Year Award, sponsored by 1/ST RACING. Nominees must have made their first start as an owner in the past four years, had an ownership stake in a horse at the time it won a stakes race in the past 12 months, and had a verifiable owner license in 2021. Previous winners have included MyRacehorse, Larry Best, the Churchill Downs Racing Club, Charles and Susan Chu, Sol Kumin, and LNJ Foxwoods. Anyone can nominate an owner who meets the criteria....

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Nominations Open For 2021 Irish GSSS Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Irish Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards, and close at 5 p.m. local time on Monday, Apr. 19. The Irish GSSSAs are held in association with the Irish Stablestaff Association, the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders' Association, Racing Post and Horse Racing Ireland. The 10 award categories offer combined prizemoney of over €85,000. Besides prizemoney allocated for the winner, the two finalists and their employers, €100 will be set aside to the short-listed candidates in eight of the award categories. Sandra Hughes, Godolphin's Irish Stud...

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