Month: September 2022Page 2 of 121

Woodward a G1 Breeders’ Cup Tuneup for Life Is Good

The name of the race is different. So is the racetrack. Yet in one regard the way Life Is Good is prepping for his upcoming engagement at the Breeders’ Cup is quite similar to his path to the World Championships in 2021.

Be Your Best, Free Look Meet Again in Miss Grillo

Be Your Best will vie for her second stakes score and first at the graded level for trainer Horacio De Paz in the $200,000 Miss Grillo (G2T), a 1 1/16-mile inner turf test for juvenile fillies Oct. 1 at the Belmont at the Big A fall meet. 

Kodiac Colt Tops Second Day of Goffs Orby Sale

A bid of €575,000 (US$553,044) proved the peak of another solid session of the Goffs Orby Sale, which concluded Sept. 28 with turnover in excess of €50 million ($48,090,800).

Three Graded Stakes Winners to Battle in Ack Ack

Godolphin’s homebred Speaker’s Corner won the Carter Handicap (G1) in April. The Ack Ack Stakes (G3) is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Race for the Big Ass Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1).

Gulfport Looks for First Grade 1 Victory in Champagne

After earning a grade 1 placing in his previous start, Gulfport will try to secure his first win at the top level when he faces an expected five other juveniles in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes (G1) Oct. 1 in the Belmont at the Big A meet.

Horse Racing Ireland Gets Budget Boost From Government

Betting tax in Ireland is to remain unchanged at 2% but Irish racing still benefited in the Sept. 27 giveaway budget for 2023 with its government funding due to rise by €2.4 million to €72.8 million.

Up-and-Coming Athletes Gain Experience at 2022 FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Youth Final

Kronenberg, the Netherlands – The U.S. Young Rider and Junior Teams stepped onto the world stage at the 2022 FEI Jumping Nations Cup Youth Final in Kronenberg, the Netherlands, from September 20-25. The youth athletes gained valuable experience…

OBS October Sale Supplemental Catalog Now Online

The supplemental catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 October Yearling Sale is now available via the OBS website at and available in printed form on the OBS sales grounds. The two-day sale is Oct. 11-12.

T.I.P. Announces Non-Competition Award Winners

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program announced the recipients of its two non-competition awards, the T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the T.I.P. Young Rider of the Year Award, for 2022.

Aidan O’Brien Lines Up Contenders for Prix de Royallieu

Aidan O’Brien will send two challengers into the Oct. 1 Qatar Prix de Royallieu (G1) with Emily Dickinson and Perotan confirmed to take on Verry Elleegant.