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Harness: Gingras to give it a go with Sunfire Blue Chip

DRF | 1 hour ago
After winning the Little Brown Jug in Delaware, Ohio this past Thursday for the first time in his career, one would think that driver Yannick Gingras could breathe a sigh of accomplishment and perhaps relief from his hectic schedule. Read More...

Bayern Wins Pennsylvania Derby; California Chrome Unplaced

Michael Compton | 2 hours ago
Bayern defeats California Chrome and a strong field in the Pennsylvania Derby.(Read more...) Read More...

Barfly’s Survivor connects at 34-1 in Alberta Breeders’ Handicap

DRF | 2 hours ago
Barfly’s Survivor pulled off a huge upset in the $50,000 Alberta Breeders’ Handicap at Northlands Park on Saturday. Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Ontario Derby pivotal for Coltimus Prime

DRF | 2 hours ago
If Prince of Wales Stakes winner Coltimus Prime is to have any chance of garnering this year’s Sovereign Award for Canadian male champion 3-year-old, he must beat Ami’s Holiday on the square in Sunday’s Grade 3 Ontario Derby. Read More...

Thank You Marylou Coasts Clear in Dogwood

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Thank You Marylou took charge at the quarter pole and romped away to her first graded stakes victory in the $112,000 Dogwood Stakes (gr. II) Sept. 20 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Suffolk Open to Any Viable Plans for Racing

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
A Suffolk Downs executive told horsemen Sept. 20 the track would listen to any viable plans formulated by the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association to continue racing. Read More...

Ol Donyo leads top three sweep for Wolfson in Musical Romance

DRF | 3 hours ago
Trainer Marty Wolfson sent out Ol Donyo to an easy victory over stablemates Flores Island and Kipling’s Joy in the $90,000 Musical Romance, the main event on a very soggy day of racing at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Artemis Agrotera Gets Up to Win Gallant Bloom

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Needing the entire length of Belmont Park's sandy stretch, heavily favored Artemis Agrotera got up to nail La Verdad on the wire to take the Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) by a head. Read More...

Bayern Runs Away with Pennsylvania Derby

TDN | 3 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 5:58 PM ET 12th at PRX (Parx Racing)GII Pennsylvania Derby ($1 million)     Winner: Bayern by Offlee Wild Bayern (Offlee Wild) takes GII Pennsylva... Read More...

Keeneland September: Figures drop at first Book 6 session

DRF | 3 hours ago
The 13-day Keeneland September yearling sale entered its final weekend with the first of two Book 6 sessions on Saturday. That session posted across-the-board declines compared with the 12th session in 2013, which was the last one of the sale. Read More...

Street Sense Newcomer Leads Home Sheikh Mohammed Exacta

TDN | 3 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 5:39 PM ET 9th at BEL (Belmont Park)Msw ($75K)     Winner: First Down by Street Sense Darley homebred First Down (Street Sense) bests entrymate Fr... Read More...

Birdstone Filly Romps for Ramseys

TDN | 4 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 5:14 PM ET 9th at CDX (Churchill Downs)GIII Dogwood S. ($100k)     Winner: Thank You Marylou by Birdstone You're Welcome, Dogwood Field: Thank You... Read More...

Bayern sets track record in Pennsylvania Derby triumph

DRF | 4 hours ago
Bayern went to the front and never looked back Saturday in the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx, winning by 5 3/4 lengths in a performance reminiscent of his Haskell Invitational triumph. Read More...

Blinkers help Thank You Marylou romp in Dogwood

DRF | 4 hours ago
Thank You Marylou might well have run herself into the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint by posting a breakthrough victory Saturday in the Grade 3, $112,000 Dogwood Stakes at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Better Late than Never in the Gallant Bloom

TDN | 4 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 5:03 PM ET 8th at BEL (Belmont Park)GII Gallant Bloom H. ($300k)     Winner: Artemis Agrotera by Roman Ruler Artemis Agrotera (f, 3, Roman Ruler) ... Read More...

Bayern Cruises to Pennsylvania Derby Win

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Bayern seized a clear lead through a half-mile Saturday, Sept. 20, in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) at Parx Racing and drew off in the stretch for an easy victory, spoiling California Chrome's comeback. Read More...

Untapable Gets It Done in Cotillion

TDN | 4 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 4:59 PM ET 11th at PRX (Parx Racing)GI Cotillion S. ($1 million)     Winner: Untapable  by Tapit Heavily favored Untapable (Tapit) holds off Sweet... Read More...

Artemis Agrotera chases down La Verdad in final stride to win Gallant Bloom

DRF | 4 hours ago
When she last raced, on Aug. 23 at Saratoga, Artemis Agrotera had the Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes wrapped up by mid-stretch. On Saturday, heavily favored in the Gallant Bloom at Belmont, she didn’t hit the front until the final stride. But get there Artemis Agrotera did, nipping the sharp and game pace-setter La Verdad to win the Grade 2, $300,000 Gallant Bloom by a head. Read More...

Favorite Tale outduels Fast Anna in Gallant Bob

DRF | 4 hours ago
Speed and the rail proved a dangerous combination Saturday at Parx, and Favorite Tale used both attributes - as well as an affinity for the track - to win the Grade 3, $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes by 2 1/2 lengths. Read More...

Keeneland September Day 12 Sees Declines

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Keeneland September's 12th day saw losses, but the sale overall remains on track to beat last year's average and median. Read More...

Paso Doble makes it two straight stakes wins

DRF | 5 hours ago
The popular 8-year-old Paso Doble notched his second straight Ontario-sired stakes win on Saturday at Woodbine in the $125,800 Overskate. Read More...

Favorite Tale Runs Them Off Their Feet

TDN | 5 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 4:15 PM ET 10th at PRX (Parx Racing)GIII Gallant Bob S. ($300K)     Winner: Favorite Tale by Tale Of The Cat 'TDN Rising Star' Favorite Tale (Tale... Read More...

Untapable Unstoppable in Grade I Cotillion

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Winchell Thoroughbreds' Untapable rebounded off a fifth-place finish against males in her last start to hold off Sweet Reason for a one-length victory in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) at Parx Racing Sept. 20. Read More...

Untapable holds off Sweet Reason in Cotillion

DRF | 5 hours ago
Untapable wasn’t great, but she was good enough to get the job done in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Cotillion Stakes at Parx, winning by a length over Sweet Reason and likely wrapping up the 3-year-old filly championship. Read More...

Moreno, Itsmyluckyday Work for Super Saturday

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Several horses aiming for races on Belmont Park's TVG Super Saturday card Sept. 27 put in works at various tracks Sept. 20, including Itsmyluckyday and Moreno. Read More...

Another Walk in the Parx for Favorite Tale

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Favorite Tale outgunned 3-5 favorite Fast Anna through a blazing opening quarter-mile and still had plenty left to deliver a 2 1/2-length victory in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, Sept. 20 at Parx Racing. Read More...

Edge of Reality scores as Alphabet Soup favorite

DRF | 5 hours ago
Edge of Reality took control of the $100,000 Alphabet Soup Handicap outside early leader Atlantic Seaboard entering the stretch and was able to hold off Roadhog late to win by three-quarters of a length. Read More...

Divine Oath Holds Off Bashart in Kent Stakes

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
After being overmatched in last month's Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT), Divine Oath found himself back in the winner's circle when he held off Bashart to take the $150,000 Kent Stakes at Delaware Park. Read More...

Illman’s preview: Tizquick a maiden with big shot in stakes

DRF | 6 hours ago
Sunday's card features a pair of $150,000 stakes for statebred juvenile sprinters. The Bertram F. Bongard for males goes as the second race, and I'm really looking forward to betting Tizquick. Read More...

Divine Oath delivers as heavy favorite in Kent

DRF | 6 hours ago
Heavily favored Divine Oath rallied along the rail to capture the Grade 3, $150,000 Kent Stakes for 3-year-olds Saturday at Delaware Park. Read More...

Medaglia d’Oro Filly Impresses in Second Outing

TDN | 7 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 2:35 PM ET 4th at CDX (Churchill Downs)Msw ($37K)     Winner: Carta de Oro by Medaglia d'Oro Carta de Oro (Medaglia d'Oro--Communique) airs in sec... Read More...

Close Hatches impresses in six-furlong work

DRF | 7 hours ago
Close Hatches probably doesn’t need any help to work fast, but she got it by way of a tremendously fast surface and a workmate as Close Hatches blazed five furlongs in 57.92 seconds over Belmont Park’s main track Saturday morning at Belmont Park. Read More...

Irish-bred Pure Champion Wins in New Zealand

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Irish-bred outsider Pure Champion repelled a strong challenge from favorite I Do and won the Windsor Park Plate (NZ-I) Sept. 20 at Hastings Racecourse in New Zealand. Read More...

Waller Tallies Group I Double in Australia

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Trainer Chris Waller enjoyed a group I double Sept. 20 in Australia, capturing the George Main Stakes (Aus-I) with Sacred Falls at Royal Randwick and the Underwood Stakes (Aus-I) at Caulfield with Foreteller. Read More...

Beholder works seven furlongs in final Zenyatta prep

DRF | 8 hours ago
On Saturday at Santa Anita, Beholder worked seven furlongs in 1:24.60, her final major exercise before she starts as a heavy favorite in the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes for fillies and mares over 1 1/16 miles next Saturday. Read More...

Beholder works seven furlongs in final Zenyatta prep

DRF | 8 hours ago
On Saturday at Santa Anita, Beholder worked seven furlongs in 1:24.60, her final major exercise before she starts as a heavy favorite in the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes for fillies and mares over 1 1/16 miles next Saturday. Read More...

A relaxed Wicked Strong works for Gold Cup

DRF | 8 hours ago
With Belmont Park’s main track playing like the Autobahn Saturday morning, Wicked Strong put in a solid, controlled six-furlong work in 1:13.17 in preparation for his engagement in next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup. Read More...

A relaxed Wicked Strong works for Gold Cup

DRF | 8 hours ago
With Belmont Park’s main track playing like the Autobahn Saturday morning, Wicked Strong put in a solid, controlled six-furlong work in 1:13.17 in preparation for his engagement in next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup. Read More...

Halling Filly EP Taylor Bound After Longchamp Score

TDN | 9 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 11:43 AM ET 5th at LCP (LONGCHAMP)Listed Prix Bertrand de Tarragon - Fonds Europeen de l'Elevage     Winner: Entree (GB) by Halling Khalid Abdulla... Read More...

Res Judicata, exercise rider injured in training accident

DRF | 9 hours ago
Pennsylvania Derby Day got off to a rough start Saturday as Res Judicata and his exercise rider, Lisa Whitaker, were injured in a morning training accident. Read More...

Del Mar ‘Ship and Win’ program offered for fall meet

DRF | 10 hours ago
Del Mar will continue to offer an incentive program to owners who ship horses from out of state for the autumn meeting, which runs from Nov. 7-30. Read More...

Fashion Plate to sell in November

DRF | 10 hours ago
Fashion Plate, the winner of two Grade 1 race for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita earlier this year, will not race before she is offered for sale in Kentucky in November, trainer Simon Callaghan said. Read More...

Bold Ruler next for Masochistic

DRF | 10 hours ago
Masochistic, second in the Los Alamitos Mile on Sept. 6, could make his next start in the $200,000 Bold Ruler Stakes at Belmont Park on Oct. 25, trainer A.C. Avila said. Read More...

Illman: How I’d play Belmont on Saturday, Sept. 20

DRF | 10 hours ago
Today's pick four is a curious sequence, thanks to the presence of two maiden special weights to close out the card. They are filled with first-time starters, and multiple-race bettors must play these races blind without benefit of paddock observations and clues from the tote board. Read More...

Dark Reckoning a Stakes First for Equiano in the Firth of Clyde

TDN | 10 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:51 AM ET 2nd at AYR (AYR)G3 William Hill Firth of Clyde S.     Winner: Dark Reckoning (GB) by Equiano (Fr) Dark Reckoning (GB) becomes a first ... Read More...

Evasive Colt Impresses In Longchamp Test

TDN | 11 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:03 AM ET 4th at LCP (LONGCHAMP)G3 Prix des Chenes     Winner: Evasive's First (Fr) by Evasive (GB) Jean-Claude Seroul's Evasive's First (Fr) (E... Read More...

O’Reilly’s Sacred Falls Takes the George Main

TDN | 11 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:00 AM ET 6th at RAN (RANDWICK)G1 George Main S. (A$350K)     Winner: Sacred Falls (NZ) by O'Reilly (NZ) O'Reilly's Sacred Falls Takes the Georg... Read More...

Showcasing’s Toocoolforschool Routs Mill Reef Rivals

TDN | 11 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 9:46 AM ET 3rd at NBY (NEWBURY)G2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef S.     Winner: Toocoolforschool (Ire) by Showcasing (GB) Toocoolforschool (Ire) (Showc... Read More...

King’s preview: Looking for a price in Dogwood

DRF | 12 hours ago
Unlike the past two Saturdays, when Churchill Downs shared the Kentucky racing stage with Kentucky Downs, Churchill is the only horse racing game in the state Saturday. Read More...

Prince d’Orange Goes To Oasis Dream’s Free Port Lux

TDN | 12 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 9:21 AM ET 6th at LCP (LONGCHAMP)G3 Prix du Prince d'Orange     Winner: Free Port Lux (GB) by Oasis Dream (GB) Olivier Thomas' Free Port Lux (GB) ... Read More...