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BC Juv Turf Hero Hootenanny Romps in Return

TDN | 54 mins ago
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:58 PM ET 4th at KEE (Keeneland)Alw ($64K)     Winner: Hootenanny by Quality Road GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf hero Hootenanny (Quality Road) domin... Read More...

KY Oaks Contenders Birdatthewire, Puca Breeze

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II) winner Birdatthewire and Gazelle Stakes (gr. II) runner-up Puca both turned in preparations April 18 for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). Read More...

La Verdad proves fit enough in Distaff

DRF | 1 hour ago
Entering Saturday’s Grade 2 Distaff Handicap at Aqueduct, trainer Linda Rice had a little question mark on the fitness of La Verdad coming in off a 111-day layoff. That question was answered emphatically in the positive as La Verdad turned aside an early pace challenge from Aireofdistinction before galloping to a 5 1/4-length victory in the $200,000 Distaff. Read More...

Afleet Alex Filly Dons Cap and Gown in Lexington Debut

TDN | 2 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:21 PM ET 3rd at KEE (Keeneland)Msw ($58K)     Winner: Fleet Bertie by Afleet Alex Fleet Bertie (Afleet Alex) graduates on debut at Keeneland at odds... Read More...

La Verdad Repeats Score in Distaff ‘Cap

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Lady Sheila Stable's La Verdad returned to the races and to her winning ways April 18, galloping by 5 1/4 lengths over three rivals in the $200,000 Distaff Handicap (gr. II) at Aqueduct. Read More...

Dissident Retires in Style With All Aged Win

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Dissident and Wandjina finished a respective one-two in what looked to be a match race from the start in the All Aged Stakes (Aus-I) April 18 at Royal Randwick. Read More...

Worst news comes from last of 11 Derby workers

DRF | 2 hours ago
Eleven horses who were being pointed for the Kentucky Derby had timed workouts Saturday morning across the country. Read More...

Harness: Takter stars shine in Meadowlands qualifiers

DRF | 2 hours ago
It was the Jimmy Takter show during qualifying action at the Meadowlands Saturday morning. Among the Hall of Fame conditioners winners were 2014 Trotter of the Year Shake It Cerry and Hambletonian hopeful Canepa Hanover. The trainer also will send out Father Patrick to qualify next week. Read More...

Muhaarar, Redstart Win Newbury Classic Trials

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Muhaarar stamped himself as a horse for the English or French Guineas with course record-setting win at Newbury in the AON Greenham Stakes (Eng-III) April 18. Read More...

Half to Silver Frost Makes Winning Debut at Navan

TDN | 2 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2015 1:32 PM ET 7th at NVN (NAVAN)?11,000 Kilberry (C&G) Maiden     Winner: In My Pocket (Ire) by Dubawi (Ire) In My Pocket (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), kin to G1SW Silver Frost (Ire) (Verglas {Ire}), graduates in Navan debut Read More...

Pint-Sized Pasadena Girl Uncorks Champagne

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Pasadena Girl added a third stakes win to her four-race career April 18 at Royal Randwick when flashing down the outside late in the Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes for 2-year-olds. Read More...

Pondarosa Miss Prevails in Easter Thriller

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Four horses were seemingly locked together at the finish of the Manco Easter Handicap (gr. I) April 18 at Ellerslie, but Pondarosa Miss got her head in front after storming strongly down the outside. Read More...

Hammersly: How I’d play Santa Anita on Sunday, April 19

DRF | 3 hours ago
The traditional early double holds some appeal, and it could help bolster your bankroll for later in the day. Read More...

Dortmund Records Bullet Work at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Kaleem Shah's Dortmund breezed five furlongs in a bullet :58 4/5 April 18 at Santa Anita Park in his second-to-last timed workout in preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Read More...

Peck: Pick four play for Keeneland on Sunday, April 19

DRF | 3 hours ago
Interesting late pick four Sunday at Keeneland. Read More...

Charles Wait resigns from NYRA board

DRF | 3 hours ago
Charles Wait, who has been a member of the New York Racing Association’s Board of Directors for the better part of three decades, has resigned from the board effective immediately, NYRA officials confirmed Saturday. Read More...

Galileo Blueblood Impresses in Navan Debut

TDN | 3 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2015 12:57 PM ET 6th at NVN (NAVAN)?11,000 #20 Family Ticket For May 17th Family Day Fillies Maiden     Winner: Fluff (Ire) by Galileo (Ire) Fluff (Ire) (G... Read More...

Two notable Cal-breds getting in gear

DRF | 3 hours ago
The California-bred stakes-winning sprinters Big Macher and Harlington’s Rose progressed toward springtime comebacks at Santa Anita on Saturday. Read More...

Texas Red to resume training May 1

DRF | 3 hours ago
Texas Red, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last November, will resume full training on May 1 after an interrupted campaign earlier this year caused of persistent foot problems. Read More...

One Lucky Dane injured, off Derby trail

DRF | 3 hours ago
One Lucky Dane is off the Kentucky Derby trail after suffering an injury to his left front leg during a workout on Saturday at Santa Anita, trainer Bob Baffert said. Read More...

One Lucky Dane Off Derby Trail After Workout

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
After a complication during his April 18 workout at Santa Anita Park, One Lucky Dane has been removed from consideration for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Read More...

Bernier: How I’d play Santa Anita on Saturday, April 18

DRF | 4 hours ago
After being underwhelmed by Santa Anita’s featured event Saturday, the Santa Barbara, I was hoping (and expecting) to find other enticing wagering opportunities. Read More...

Dynaformer Blueblood a New Rising Star at Newbury

TDN | 4 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2015 11:56 AM ET 7th at NBY (NEWBURY)Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Maiden S.     Winner: Intilaaq by Dynaformer Sheikh Hamdan's Intilaaq (Dynaformer... Read More...

Illman: Pick three play for Keeneland on Saturday, April 18

DRF | 4 hours ago
Keeneland’s Saturday card is a solid one. It features some long-distance turf performers in the Grade 2 Elkhorn Stakes as well as the 3-year-old debut of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Hootenanny. Read More...

Dortmund, Firing Line shine in works

DRF | 5 hours ago
Kentucky Derby aspirants Dortmund and Firing Line worked shortly after 7:45 Saturday morning at Santa Anita. Read More...

Three Derby hopefuls breeze at Churchill

DRF | 5 hours ago
Two weeks away from the Kentucky Derby, the activity from Derby hopefuls is picking up at Churchill Downs. Three potential Derby starters, International Star, Danzig Moon, and Keen Ice, recorded workouts Saturday morning – with each work noticeably different than the others. Read More...

Firing Line Drills in Company at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Firing Line recorded his penultimate workout for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) the morning of April 18 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Carpe Diem works solid half at Keeneland

DRF | 5 hours ago
Carpe Diem, who figures as the third or fourth wagering choice in the upcoming Kentucky Derby, had his first breeze since winning the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, going a half-mile Saturday morning in 48 seconds over a fast track at Keeneland. Read More...

Positive ROI report: D’Amato strong off a win

DRF | 5 hours ago
Papacoolpapacool has won his last two starts heading into Saturday's fourth race at Santa Anita, the 1 1/8-mile turf La Puente Stakes. Since Jan. 1, 2014, trainer Philip D'Amato is winning at a 32 percent clip when saddling a horse coming off a win, for a return on investment of $3.96. Read More...

KY Derby: Pletcher on April 18 Derby Works

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher discusses the works of Carpe Diem, Materiality, Stanford, and Itsaknockout on April 18. Read More...

Pletcher works three Derby horses at Palm Beach Downs

DRF | 6 hours ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher had a plane to catch. So the action started early, before dawn, at the Palm Beach Downs training center on Saturday where Pletcher worked three of his Kentucky Derby candidates -- Materiality, Stanford, and Itsaknockout -- shortly after which he boarded a private jet which got him to Lexington in time to see one of his leading Derby hopefuls, Carpe Diem, breeze at Keeneland later that morning. Read More...

Carpe Diem Works for Jet-Setting Pletcher

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Todd Pletcher started his morning well before daylight April 18, breezing his three Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hopefuls in Florida before catching a private plane to Lexington to supervise the work of Carpe Diem. Read More...

Oasis Dream’s Muhaarar Grabs the Greenham

TDN | 6 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:14 AM ET 4th at NBY (NEWBURY)G3 Aon Greenham S.     Winner: Muhaarar (GB) by Oasis Dream (GB) Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Muhaarar (GB) (... Read More...

Tencendur works half in 47

DRF | 6 hours ago
Saturday morning, on a glorious spring morning at Belmont Park, Tencendur showed tractability in a half-mile workout over the main track that Daily Racing Form timed in 47.16 seconds. The work was the fastest of 26 at the distance, according to the Belmont clockers. Read More...

Key Race report: Little Miss Julia returns in optional claimer

DRF | 6 hours ago
Little Miss Julia (#6, ML 6-1) will return to action in Saturday's ninth race at Gulfstream Park, a six-furlong optional claimer. It will be her first start since a second-place finish by 2 3/4 lengths in a six-furlong race Feb. 20 at Gulfstream Park. The first-, fourth-, and fifth-place finishers from that optional claimer came back to win their next starts. Read More...

Cockney Rebel Filly Springs Forward in the Fred Darling

TDN | 6 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:33 AM ET 3rd at NBY (NEWBURY)G3 Dubai Duty Free S. (Fred Darling S.)     Winner: Redstart (GB) by Cockney Rebel (Ire) Redstart (GB) (Cockney Rebel {... Read More...

The Wizard’s weekend selections, analysis, and wagering strategies

DRF | 7 hours ago
Available now, the Wizard sets his sights on this weekend’s best racing, with an eye toward the best betting opportunities. With his full-card selections and analysis, you’ll find a detailed look at the field and top picks for each race. With the addition of the betting window, you’ll get suggested wagers, including exotics. Plays are updated 30 to 60 minutes before first post to account for scratches and changes. Find out more and buy now. Read More...

International Star Heads Derby Works at CD

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
With the 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) only two weeks away, three contenders for the May 2 classic turned in solid works at Churchill Downs the morning of April 18, headed by International Star. Read More...

Dissident (Aus) delivers fifth Group 1

TDN | 13 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:41 AM ET 6th at RAN (RANDWICK)G1 All Aged S (A$400k)     Winner: Dissident (Aus) by Sebring (Aus) Dissident (Aus) retires to Newgate Farm as five-ti... Read More...

Champagne Stakes to Pasadena Girl (NZ)

TDN | 15 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2015 12:59 AM ET 4th at RAN (RANDWICK)G1 Champagne S. (A$400k)     Winner: Pasadena Girl (NZ) by Savabeel (Aus) Ninth Group 1 winner for Savabeel (Aus) Read More...

Harness: PA Harness Week for April 18

DRF | 19 hours ago
Each week DRF Harness will bring you PA Harness Week. This 30-minute show highlights the best of Pennsylvania harness racing as well as what is happening on the national scene. Read More...

Harness: PA Harness Week for April 18

DRF | 19 hours ago
Each week DRF Harness will bring you PA Harness Week. This 30-minute show highlights the best of Pennsylvania harness racing as well as what is happening on the national scene. Read More...

Yonkers: Camille captures final Matchmaker leg; final field set

DRF | 19 hours ago
Yonkers Raceway Friday night hosted the fifth and final preliminary round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker of Open Pacing Mares. One lonesome, $40,000 division attracted six lasses, with odds-on Camille (George Brennan, $3) barely holding sway over Krispy Apple (Tim Tetrick) in 1:53. Read More...

Yonkers: Camille captures final Matchmaker leg; final field set

DRF | 19 hours ago
Yonkers Raceway Friday night hosted the fifth and final preliminary round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker of Open Pacing Mares. One lonesome, $40,000 division attracted six lasses, with odds-on Camille (George Brennan, $3) barely holding sway over Krispy Apple (Tim Tetrick) in 1:53. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 20 hours ago
Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015 7:53 PM ET Superstar Shared Belief (Candy Ride {Arg}) heads to West Virginia to chase big money in the GIII Charles Town... Read More...

123Gaming Granted ADW License in Washington

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
The Washington Horse Racing Commission granted an advance-deposit wagering license to 123Gaming to operate 123bet.com at its monthly meeting April 17. Read More...

123Gaming Granted ADW License in Washington

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
The Washington Horse Racing Commission granted an advance-deposit wagering license to 123Gaming to operate 123bet.com at its monthly meeting April 17. Read More...

A.P. Indy ‘Rising Star’ Becomes GSW on Another Surface

TDN | 21 hours ago
Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015 6:28 PM ET 9th at KEE (Keeneland)GIII Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare S.      Winner: Deceptive Vision by A.P. Indy 'TDN Rising Star' Deceptive Vision (A.P... Read More...

Former KY Governor Seeking Third Oaks Win

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Former Kentucky Gov. Brereton Jones was at Keeneland the morning of April 17, and part of his mission was to check on Central Bank Ashland (gr. I) winner Lovely Maria and Fantasy (gr. III) winner Include Betty. Read More...

Cozmic One Lacks Late Kick in Debut

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Cozmic One, the long-awaited first foal of Zenyatta, looked a lot like his mother through most of his debut April 17 at Santa Anita Park, trailing a group of five other 3-year-olds in last early on in a mile maiden event. Read More...