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  1. The 20th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing came to a close Nov. 23 with a healthy outlook on the 123-day season. View the full article
  2. Woodbine's leading rider, Kazushi Kimura, plans to ride this winter at Santa Anita Park, according to a report in Daily Racing Form. View the full article
  3. In addition to two Eclipse Awards, Ouija Board was named 2004 European Champion 3-year-old filly, European Horse of the Year in 2004 and 2006, and 2006 European Champion Older Horse. View the full article
  4. Aidan O’Brien (right) at the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races.Aidan O’Brien is no stranger to world record-breaking achievements at the very highest level so when he targets a 2022 Hong Kong International Races event with three super horses, rival claimants will inevitably beware. More so perhaps because O’Brien has captured the Group 1 Hong Kong Vase (2400m) three times in the past seven years, plus the Irishman’s extraordinary international Group 1 tally was enhanced three times further at Keeneland’s Breeders’ Cup meeting earlier this month. No doubt tactical strategies for the 2400
  5. What Wangaratta Races Where Wangaratta Racecourse – Racecourse Rd, Wangaratta VIC 3677 When Thursday, December 1, 2022 First Race 1pm AEDT Visit Ladbrokes We head to Wangaratta Racecourse on Thursday for a very competitive nine-race program. The track is currently rated a Soft 5, but with good weather on the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday, we expect to be on a Good track. The rail will be in the true position for the entire circuit, with racing set to kick off at 1pm AEDT. Best Bet: Joseylin Our best bet of the day will be the Ben & JD Hayes-trained Joseylin, who will be look
  6. Horse Racing on Wednesday, November 30 will feature six meetings in Australia. Our racing analysts here at horsebetting.com.au have found you the top bets and the quaddie numbers for the meetings at Geelong, Gosford & Happy Valley (HK). Wednesday Racing Tips – November 30, 2022 Geelong Racing Tips Gosford Racing Tips Happy Valley Racing Tips As always there a plenty of promotions available for Australian racing fans, check out all the top online bookmakers to see what daily promotions they have. If you are looking for a new bookmaker for the horse racing taking place on November 30, 2
  7. A barn at Churchill Downs stabling 13 horses was quarantined Nov. 29 after an unidentified horse became sick there, and later, while the horse was being treated at an equine medical clinic, testing determined it has the contagious equine herpesvirus. View the full article
  8. Two-time group 1 winner Saffron Beach is bound for the Saudi Cup (G1) after being sold to Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz's Najd Stud for 3,600,000 guineas Nov. 29 during Day Two of the Tattersalls December Mares Sale. View the full article
  9. While waiting on final information from some non-commingled locations, Horseshoe Indianapolis estimated that its total all-sources handle for the track's 2022 combined Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet will be nearly $235 million, showing an increase of 5.2% over figures in 2021. The increase is despite running 27 fewer races than in 2021, which resulted in a per race increase of over 9%. “Despite difficult weather conditions with rain in most of May and a string of 100-plus heat index days that forced us to either cancel or move post times away from the heat in June, we ended up showing a
  10. The Superior Court of San Diego judge hearing the case between trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) has denied both writs of mandate filed by the trainer. The two writs constituted a twisty legal knot essentially surrounding which entity–the tracks or the agency regulating California's racing industry–had the ultimate jurisdiction to bar the trainer from licensed premises in the state, a hearing for which was held on Oct. 8. According to Hollendorfer's attorney, Drew Couto, both decisions are appealable, “and those decisions are under consideration.” The T
  11. There were many empty seats at the table when the Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Alliance (HISA) was invented, those being Middle America Racing, which is comprised of almost every jurisdiction between, the moon (California) and New York City (NYRA). Now, being blue collar horse folks, we in Middle America all know it takes three legs for a stool and in this fixed race, the stool was Kentucky. Throw kerosene on the flames, when certain trainers were indicted by the Feds, and as Fred Capossela and Costy Caras echoed, “It's now post time!” For years, horse racing was sometimes called the Sp
  12. By Emma Berry and Brian Sheerin NEWMARKET, UK–Widely tipped for the top, Jeff Smith's Alcohol Free (Ire) (No Nay Never) duly shone brightest in a galaxy of stars on display at Park Paddocks, bringing the second-highest price ever recorded at a European auction when the hammer fell at 5.4 million gns. Yuesheng Zhang of Yulong Investments, acting through BBA Ireland's Michael Donohoe, has flexed some serious fiscal muscle at the breeding stock sales this season and that reached a new high at Tattersalls on Tuesday when Donohoe outlasted Coolmore's MV Magnier in the race for the four-time Group
  13. Multiple stakes winner Whereshetoldmetogo, scratched as the program favorite from the $75,000 Howard and Sondra Bender Memorial Stakes Nov. 25 at Laurel Park, has been retired from racing, according to trainer Brittany Russell. View the full article
  14. A barn at Churchill Downs stabling 12 horses has been placed under quarantine while veterinary officials await test results from a horse recently sent from Churchill to an equine clinic, CDI equine medical director Dr. Will Farmer said Nov. 29. View the full article
  15. Ascot Racecourse announced total prize money will be a record £17 million across 25 racedays in 2023, an increase of £1.33 million (8.5%) from 2022. The overall figure excludes the industry-owned QIPCO British Champions Day. Prize money for Royal Ascot 2023 will also be a record £9.52 million, up from £8.65 million (10%). All Group 1 races will be run for a minimum of £600,000 for the first time with increases to the King's Stand S., St James's Palace S., Gold Cup, Coronation S. and Commonwealth Cup (all £500,000 in 2022), while the Queen Anne S. will be worth £750,000 (£600,000 in 2022). Th
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