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Conquest Mo Money Carries Local Hopes in Sunland Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Conquest Mo Money, an Uncle Mo colt who was purchased for just $8,500, will look to become just the third locally trained horse to win the Sunland Derby (G3). Read More...

Mo Don’t Know Named Ohio Horse of the Year

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Loooch Racing Stables' Mo Dont No walked away from the annual Ohio Awards Banquet with two divisional championships and was also crowned the 2016 Ohio Horse of the Year sponsored by OwnerView.   Read More...

HRRN’s “Equine Forum” Show Moves to SIRIUS 219/XM206

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
The "Equine Forum" show on HRRN, which airs every Saturday morning from 8-10 AM ET, has moved to Sirius 219/XM 206 on a permanent basis. Read More...

Yonkers: Horses to watch from Mar. 17 – Mar. 21

DRF | 4 hours ago
Horses to watch from Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Horses to watch from Mar. 16 – Mar. 20

DRF | 4 hours ago
Horses to watch from Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Highland Reel Among World Cup Day Turf Runners

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
A pair of $6 million group I turf races play counterpoint to the group 1, $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline's main refrain on the March 25 World Cup card at Meydan. Read More...

Mo Dont No honored as 2016 Ohio Horse of the Year

DRF | 4 hours ago
Mo Dont No, whose 11-race campaign as a 3-year-old produced eight victories and four stakes wins at distances ranging from six furlongs to 1 1/4 miles, was named 2016 Ohio Horse of the Year during the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners dinner last Saturday night in Galloway, Ohio. Read More...

Meadowlands: Friday 3/24 Analysis

DRF | 4 hours ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 3/24 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 3/24 Analysis

DRF | 4 hours ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Friday 3/24 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 3/24 Analysis

DRF | 4 hours ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 3/24 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Suffolk Downs sold to development firm; racing to continue through 2018

DRF | 4 hours ago
The owners of Suffolk Downs in East Boston, Mass., have reached an agreement to sell the track and its property to a real-estate development company, but live racing and simulcasting is expected to continue at the track through at least the end of 2018, according to officials. Read More...

Baffert rides the ‘Blue Locomotive’ back to Dubai

DRF | 5 hours ago
Bob Baffert has returned to Dubai for the first time since he suffered a heart attack when he was here in 2012. So, what has brought Baffert back this year? A horse that is as serious – well, as serious as a heart attack. Read More...

Denman’s Call a possibility for Count Fleet

DRF | 5 hours ago
Denman’s Call, who won the Grade 1 Triple Bend on March 11 at Santa Anita, is being considered for the Grade 3, $400,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap at Oaklawn, trainer Doug O’Neill said Tuesday. The race will be run April 15. Read More...

Fantastic Style retired to become broodmare

DRF | 5 hours ago
Fantastic Style, a Grade 2 winner in Southern California who last raced at Oaklawn, has been retired and is to be bred, trainer Doug O’Neill said Tuesday. A 5-year-old mare by Harlan’s Holiday, Fantastic Style won 5 of 12 starts and earned $427,358. Read More...

Voss, Good Night Shirt Elected to Hall of Fame 

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
The late trainer Thomas H. Voss and two-time Eclipse Award-winning champion steeplechase horse Good Night Shirt have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Read More...

Iron Fist likely headed to New Orleans Handicap

DRF | 5 hours ago
Iron Fist, who won the $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup last month at Sam Houston, is under consideration for the Grade 2, $400,000 New Orleans Handicap on April 1 at Fair Grounds, said trainer Steve Asmussen. Read More...

Tamarando Retired, Will Stand at Harris Farms

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Tamarando, the 2013 Del Mar Futurity (G1) winner, has been retired from racing and will enter stud this year at Harris Farms for $2,500 live foal. Read More...

Beasley has surgery to remove ankle chip

DRF | 5 hours ago
Trainer Mark Hennig reported that his promising 3-year-old Beasley underwent successful surgery on Monday to remove an ankle chip diagnosed following his fifth-place finish in the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby. Read More...

Kinsley Kisses ends long layoff in allowance sprint

DRF | 5 hours ago
Kinsley Kisses began her 3-year-old season with a front-running victory in a sprint race at Gulfstream Park. Kinsley Kisses will look to begin her 4-year-old season in similar fashion Friday when she returns from a 230-day layoff in a second-level allowance sprint that serves as the feature on Gulfstream's 11-race program. Read More...

Del Mar Announces Summer Stakes Schedule

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Del Mar's 2017 summer schedule will offer 41 stakes races worth $7.3 million during a 36-day season, the San Diego County racetrack announced March 22. Read More...

Florida Derby expected to get Fountain of Youth top three

DRF | 5 hours ago
Nominations for the $1 million Florida Derby were to be released on Wednesday, with only seven to eight expected to start from the list of about 25 nominees, including the top three finishers from the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth – Gunnevera, Practical Joke, and Three Rules. Read More...

Wilburnmoney, Bluegrass Flag rematched in Cicada

DRF | 6 hours ago
There are no superstars in the field, but Saturday's $100,000 Cicada Stakes drew a competitive group of five 3-year-old fillies for the six-furlong race. Read More...

Valente thinking now is the time to take shot with Stretch’s Stone

DRF | 6 hours ago
Owner Roddy Valente plans on running his homebred Stretch's Stone in the Wood Memorial, which serves as New York's last stepping-stone toward the May 6 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Hovdey: Dubai World Cup has been distinctly American

DRF | 6 hours ago
Even with its five-year diversion to a Tapeta surface, the Dubai World Cup has been considered a legitimate satellite event of the U.S. season, with a heavy gravitational pull. Should Arrogate win this 22nd running of the Dubai World Cup for Bob Baffert and Juddmonte Farm, he would join a handsome list of 10 horses trained in the United States to capture what has been, until this year, the richest race in the world. Read More...

Streamline has strong ties to Vanier family

DRF | 6 hours ago
The late horseman Harvey Vanier had a direct influence on the results of the Grade 2, $350,000 Azeri last Saturday at Oaklawn Park. Streamline, who won the race, represents the best of the Illinois-based breeding and racing program Vanier operated with his wife, Nancy. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Horses Training, March 22, 2017 Part 4

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Horses preparing for 2017 Dubai World Cup Day, including Neolithic (#12 White), Not Listenin'tome (#1 Gold), Heshem (#9 Yellow), Wild Dude (#13 Gold), Dundonnell (#9 Gold), Mondialiste (#10 Yellow), and Mubtaahij Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Dozen expected for San Luis Rey

DRF | 6 hours ago
The field for Saturday's $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes at 1 1/2 miles on turf had 12 expected starters on Wednesday morning, a change from earlier in this decade when the race drew fields of five in 2012 and 2014, and six in 2011. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Horses Training, March 22, 2017 Part 3

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Horses preparing for 2017 Dubai World Cup Day, including Richard's Boy (#12 Black), Triple Nine (#10 Blue), Adirato (#9 Pink), Gifted Master (#7 Blue), St Joe Bay (#8 Gold), Sharp Azteca (#1 Blue), and Keen Ice (#8 White) Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Kitten’s Cat Poised for Spiral Stakes

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Kitten's Cat, a two-time stakes winner on turf, will try Polytrack in the $500,000 JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes (G3) March 25 at Turfway Park. Read More...

Goldfeder: Churn to learn

DRF | 7 hours ago
How does one keep centered when grinding out daily play and seeking opportunity? For me, the best way to keep focused and stay sharp is to be involved. You need to take your shots, but you also have to learn to create your best shots. Read More...

Del Mar to run 41 stakes during summer meet

DRF | 7 hours ago
Del Mar has scheduled 41 stakes for its summer meeting, which runs from July 19 to Sept. 4, including several that serve as prep races for the Breeders' Cup at the track on Nov. 3-4. Read More...

Kitten’s Cat favored at 4-1 in full field for Spiral Stakes

DRF | 7 hours ago
Kitten's Cat was pegged a lukewarm 4-1 morning-line favorite when a full field of 3-year-olds was drawn Wednesday at the Jack Cincinnati Casino for the Grade 3, $500,000 Spiral Stakes, the annual showcase event at Turfway Park across the Ohio River in Florence, Ky. Read More...

Baffert returns to his racing roots

DRF | 7 hours ago
Long before trainer Bob Baffert was inducted into the Hall of Fame, saddled a Triple Crown winner in American Pharoah, and won the world's richest Thoroughbred race with Pegasus hero Arrogate, he spent the occasional weekend at Sunland Park in New Mexico. Read More...

Gun Runner Brings Consistent Class to World Cup Stage

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
No one questions whether Gun Runner will show up in the Dubai World Cup. What he'll answer at Meydan Racecourse is whether his best is good enough to challenge the favorite Arrogate, who is so far without peer. Read More...

Law Abidin Citizen switches to turf sprint

DRF | 7 hours ago
Trainer Mark Glatt has chosen to keep Law Abidin Citizen, second in the Grade 2 San Vicente in his stakes debut, in lesser races. Friday, Law Abidin Citizen will have his turf course debut in a first-level optional $75,000 claimer at about 6 1/2 furlongs on the hillside course at Santa Anita. Read More...

McLaughlin likes potential of Florida shipper Tathqeef

DRF | 7 hours ago
Tathqeef, one of two yearlings that cost Shadwell Stables a combined $3.2 million at auction, recently arrived in New York from south Florida and runs in a first-level allowance at Aqueduct on Friday. Read More...

Classic Empire, Meet Tiznow, Broad Brush, and Fu Peg

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Classic Empire follows in a long line of misbehavers amongst talented Thoroughbreds Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Horses Training, March 22, 2017 Part 2

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Horses preparing for the 2017 Dubai World Cup Day, including Master Plan (#11 Pink), Sounds of Earth (#5 Green), Apollo Kentucky (#4 White), Amazing Kids (#2 Black), He Runs Away (#4 Pink) Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Katie Davis collects first stakes win in Conniver

DRF | 8 hours ago
Katie Davis went down hard in a spill at Laurel Park on March 11. She took off her mounts the next day but dusted herself off and, despite still being sore, came back a week later to win back-to-back races, including the first stakes of her career. Read More...

Sweezey going out on his own as trainer

DRF | 8 hours ago
Kent Sweezey is coming home. Sweezey has been allotted six stalls at the Trackside training center in Louisville, where he will embark on a solo training career using his home state of Kentucky as his primary base. Read More...

Yonkers: Soto taking on the best in Levy series

DRF | 8 hours ago
Ken Wood has seen Soto grow up. And now Wood is watching the 5-year-old pacer tangle with the big boys in the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Champagne Room will continue to race

DRF | 8 hours ago
Champagne Room, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2016, will be put back in training this summer after a 90-day break to recover from recent surgery to remove a bone chip from an ankle. Read More...

Juggling two jobs works well for Dilodovico

DRF | 8 hours ago
Few people have as unusual a work day as Damon Dilodovico. As he has done for years, Dilodovico trains a 20-horse stable at Laurel Park in the morning. In the afternoon he changes hats and works for International Sound, a video production company that handles the Maryland tracks. Read More...

Finest City, Vale Dori could meet again in Beholder Mile

DRF | 8 hours ago
Vale Dori and Finest City, the first two finishers in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita last Saturday, may have a rematch in early June. Read More...

Horse Player World Series requires different strokes

DRF | 8 hours ago
The final Daily Racing Form qualifier for the Horse Player World Series is on Sunday. This is the first year that DRF Tournaments has run qualifiers for the HPWS and there have been a lot of questions about the event. Read More...

Classic Empire Gets First Official Work in Ocala

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Juvenile champion Classic Empire worked five furlongs the morning of March 22 in 1:01 2/5, but it wasn't the time that was important in the colt's first official breeze at Ocala's Winding Oaks Farm. Read More...

Classic Empire Back to Work in Ocala

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Juvenile champion Classic Empire worked five furlongs the morning of March 22 in 1:01 2/5, but it wasn't the time that was important in the colt's first official breeze at Ocala's Winding Oaks Farm. Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Who’s hot, who’s not for March 22

DRF | 9 hours ago
Kentucky Derby: Who's hot, who's not for March 22 Read More...

Unfazed fits well in turf allowance

DRF | 9 hours ago
Unfazed kicked off her 2017 season with a solid second-place finish in a first-level allowance going one mile on the Tampa Bay Downs turf course last month and will look to earn her first win of the year in an identical race here Friday. Read More...

Graydar Colt Tops Pegasus Juvenile Sale

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
A gray colt from the first crop of Graydar was purchased by West Point Thoroughbreds for $90,000 to top the renewal of the Pegasus Training and Rehabilitation Center’s 2-year-olds in training sale. Read More...