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OBS spring: Curlin and Bernardini colts tie for top price on day three

DRF | 6 hours ago
The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training continued to post strong results as its third session concluded on Wednesday, with a higher buyback rate the only negative. Colts by Curlin and Bernardini each sold for $700,000 to lead the session, placing them in a tie for second overall among the auction’s top prices through three days. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 9 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:21 PM ET OBS April continued to produce impressive results in session three yesterday. Jessica Martini and Justina... Read More...

Curlin, Bernardini Colts Top OBS Spring Sale

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
A pair of regally-bred colts by Curlin and Bernardini garnered the most attention at the third session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training April 23, each selling for $700,000. Read More...

Who Will Win the Derby Trial?

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Derby Trial Stakes. Read More...

Genting Americas Bids for NY Casino License

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Genting Americas said April 23 it is jumping into the increasingly crowded field to try to win a license to open a full-scale casino resort in New York state. Read More...

Baffert Duo Has Derby Trial as Backup Plan

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
As usual, trainer Bob Baffert has the racing world hanging on his every move leading up to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), even as he enters horses in the April 26 Derby Trial (gr. III). Read More...

Itsmyluckyday Heads Best of the Rest Stakes

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
While preparing 2013 Preakness (gr. I) runner-up Itsmyluckyday for a start in the $75,000 Best of the Rest Stakes to be run April 26 at Gulfstream, trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. revisited last year's Triple Crown experience. Read More...

Spring in the Air Back to Sprint in Whimsical

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
The last time John Oxley's Spring in the Air dropped back to a sprint after a series of two-turn races, she won the seven-furlong Fury Stakes at Woodbine. She'll make her 2014 debut in the six-furlong Whimsical April 26. Read More...

Summer Hit Tops Hollendorfer Trio in SF Mile

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Jerry Hollendorfer has a trio of older runners set to go in the San Franciso Mile (gr. IIIT) April 26, led by Summer Hit, as the Hall of Fame trainer attempts to win Northern California's top grass race for the third time. Read More...

Marks: Harness needs a TV plan

DRF | 13 hours ago
Lately there has been considerable banter over the feasibility of broadcasting major races on a cable sports network. I know it’s a pipe dream, but I’ve long felt Harness Racing needs its own channel rather than just piggybacking on predominantly Thoroughbred channels like TVG and HRTV. Read More...

CDI Reports Slight First Quarter Loss

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Churchill Downs Inc. reported April 23 that the racetrack and gaming company's revenues increased $19.4 million to total a record $167.3 million during the first three months of 2014. Read More...

Bourbon Lane Launches Pasture at Old Friends

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Bourbon Lane Stable, the national racing partnership based in Lexington, has established a retirement pasture for its horses at Old Friends, the country's premier Thoroughbred retirement care facility. Read More...

Churchill Downs Inc. posts $700,000 loss for first quarter

DRF | 14 hours ago
Revenue from Churchill Downs Inc.’s three main business segments – racing operations, casinos, and online betting – were all up in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the first quarter last year, but the company still posted a small loss for the period, according to financial documents released Wednesday. Read More...

Taptowne Looks for Breakthrough in Texas Mile

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Graded stakes-placed four times in the past year, Taptowne is eyeing a breakthrough win for trainer Tim Glyshaw in the $200,000 Texas Mile (gr. III) on the night of April 26 at Lone Star Park. Read More...

Chitu to skip Derby Trial, go in Kentucky Derby

DRF | 15 hours ago
Chitu was entered on Wednesday in the Derby Trial on Saturday night at Churchill Downs, but will scratch from that race, work Sunday at Churchill Downs, and be pointed to the Kentucky Derby on May 3, trainer Bob Baffert said Wednesday afternoon. Read More...

Yonkers: Yagonnakissmeornot leads Matchmaker final

DRF | 15 hours ago
While Foiled Again and the $567,000 Levy Memorial final will have the spotlight on the Saturday card at Yonkers Raceway, the $371,400 Blue Chip Matchmaker Series championship for older female pacers is sure to be one to watch. Series points-leader Yagonnakissmeornot will try to cap a strong performance in the event. Read More...

Meadowlands: Friday 4/25 Analysis

DRF | 15 hours ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 4/25 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Northfield: Friday 4/25 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 15 hours ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Friday 4/25 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 4/25 Analysis

DRF | 15 hours ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 4/25 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 4/25 Analysis

DRF | 15 hours ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Friday 4/25 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Day By Day

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Jockey Pat Day reached the pinnacle of the sport during his 30-plus-year career, but for all his accomplishments on the racetrack, including a victory in the 1992 Kentucky Derby, he is best-known for his personal testimony. Read More...

Grace Hall targets Ruffian as comeback spot

DRF | 15 hours ago
The Grade 1 winner Grace Hall, now with trainer Bill Mott, is being pointed to the Grade 2, $250,000 Ruffian Handicap at Belmont on May 11. Read More...

Forest Mouse gets a lighter load for Texas Mile

DRF | 16 hours ago
New Mexico’s loss is Lone Star Park’s gain, as Forest Mouse has brought his three-race winning streak to town for Saturday night’s Grade 3, $200,000 Texas Mile. Read More...

Kentucky Derby workouts: Hoppertunity likes track

DRF | 16 hours ago
Two Kentucky Derby hopefuls worked after the renovation break, General a Rod, as expected, and Hoppertunity. Hoppertunity, runner-up behind California Chrome in the Santa Anita Derby, was easily the most impressive of the pair. Read More...

Top Notch Tonto makes 2014 debut at Sandown

DRF | 16 hours ago
Top Notch Tonto, second in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot last October, makes his 2014 debut in Friday’s $159,600 bet365 Mile at Sandown Park, outside of London. Read More...

FL Legislature Holds Fate of Drug Reforms

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse stakeholders in Florida said they are united in backing the National Uniform Medication Program, but its fate lies with the state legislature. Read More...

CHRB to Hear Report on Proposed Fairplex Move

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
The California Horse Racing Board will hear a report April 25 on the proposed transfer of the Los Angeles County Fair's 2014 race dates from Fairplex Park to Los Alamitos Race Course. Read More...

Keeneland: DRF Plus handicapping report for April 24, 2014

DRF | 16 hours ago
DRF Plus handicapping analysis for Keeneland on Thursday, April 24. Read More...

Kentucky Derby and Oaks Daily Updates

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Find out the latest on the contenders for the May 2 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands by reviewing these daily updates from Churchill Downs and its Derby media team. Read More...

Lanni Gets Bernardini Colt for $700K

TDN | 16 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 2:14 PM ET OBSAPR (OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training)hip 741     2-year-old C     Bernardini--Tarlow     700,000  Breeder: Mr & Mrs Jerome S Moss (Ky)  Consignor: Northwest Stud   Buyer: Donati Lanni, agent Active buyer Donato Lanni gets Northwest-consigned Bernardini son of GISW Tarlow for $700K at OBSAPR. Read More...

Leparoux has commanding lead in jockey standings

DRF | 16 hours ago
Whether it’s Saratoga, or Gulfstream, or Southern California, Julien Leparoux typically has been a mid-top-10 kind of jockey in recent years. But for some reason, when it’s Keeneland, look out – Leparoux is hard to top. Read More...

Holding Churchill Downs Accountable for Fair Grounds Decline

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Higher-level races worth more at Santa Anita

DRF | 16 hours ago
Purses for the spring-summer meeting at Santa Anita that begins on Friday are unchanged from the winter-spring meeting that ended last weekend, but vary from purses for the corresponding dates run at Hollywood Park last year. Read More...

Wise Dan ready for Woodford Reserve Turf Classic

DRF | 17 hours ago
Wise Dan is ready. Now all Churchill has to do is round up some opposition for the reigning two-time Horse of the Year in the Grade 1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, the race before the Derby on the May 3 card. Read More...

Racing board to consider Fairplex-Los Alamitos dates transfer

DRF | 17 hours ago
The California Horse Racing Board is scheduled to discuss at its monthly meeting Friday the transfer of racing dates from the Los Angeles County Fair to Los Alamitos Race Course later this year. Read More...

Cooler Temps Forecast for Derby Week

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Although a lot can change over the next 11 days, the early forecast for Kentucky Derby Day, May 3, is calling for a high temperature of 63 degrees, with morning showers. Read More...

Cooler Temperatures Forecast for Derby Week

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Although a lot can change over the next 11 days, the early forecast for Kentucky Derby Day, May 3, is calling for a high temperature of 63 degrees, with morning showers. Read More...

Derby Trial draws field of 10 runners

DRF | 17 hours ago
Led by the uncoupled Baffert-trained coupling of Bayern and Chitu, a field of 10 3-year-olds has been entered in the 90th Derby Trial, the feature race on a 10-race opening night program here Saturday. Read More...

Beholder earns one-week vacation

DRF | 17 hours ago
Beholder, the two-time champion who won her 2014 debut in the Santa Lucia Stakes at Santa Anita last Sunday, is being given a weeklong vacation at a local farm, trainer Richard Mandella said. Read More...

How Hong Kong’s On-Track Pharmacies Work

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Dr. Christopher Riggs, head of veterinary clinic services for The Hong Kong Jockey Club, provides insight into how medication is dispensed and monitored at the HKJC racetracks. Read More...

Jacobson will keep string at Monmouth this summer

DRF | 17 hours ago
David Jacobson, who has become the dominant trainer on the New York Racing Association circuit, will have a string of horses at Monmouth Park this summer. Read More...

Saratoga 2014 to Offer Record Stakes Purses

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
The 2014 Saratoga Race Course meet will feature a record $17.45 million in stakes purses, topped by the $1.25 million Travers (gr. I) Aug. 23 and the $1.5 million Whitney (gr. I) Aug. 2. Read More...

Old Friends Retires GII Winner Radiohead

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
English group II winner Radiohead has been retired from racing and will spend the rest of his days at Clermont Farm near Germantown, N.Y. Read More...

Kentucky Oaks field taking shape as entry day approaches

DRF | 17 hours ago
Although there is little doubt the big favorite will be Untapable, the supporting cast for the 140th Kentucky Oaks is still taking shape as time dwindles toward entry day on Tuesday. Read More...

Gary Player to Speak at Owners Conference

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Gary Player, a legend in the golfing world and a longtime Thoroughbred owner, breeder, and advocate of Thoroughbred aftercare, will deliver the keynote address when OwnerView, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. Read More...

Crist home from hospital

DRF | 17 hours ago
Steven Crist, the handicapping expert and publisher emeritus of Daily Racing Form, was released from a Long Island, N.Y., hospital Wednesday, according to family members, 2 1/2 weeks after suffering a major cardiac arrest at home. Read More...

Multiple ties to Jacobson in Aqueduct feature

DRF | 17 hours ago
Two newcomers to David Jacobson’s barn will square off against two of the trainer’s former runners in Friday’s $71,000 feature going one mile over Aqueduct’s main track. Read More...

Santa Anita set for first spring-summer meet

DRF | 18 hours ago
A new era begins at Santa Anita at 3 p.m. Pacific on Friday. The racetrack will launch its first spring-summer meeting, racing during dates previously held by Hollywood Park, which closed last December. Read More...

Jerardi: California Chrome looks best – by a lot

DRF | 18 hours ago
If we just looked at that race the first Saturday in May as a horse race and not the Kentucky Derby, the 2014 outcome would appear rather obvious. Read More...

Rookie Sensation sharp for Last Tycoon

DRF | 18 hours ago
Santa Anita hopes for a clean start, and Rookie Sensation hopes for a clean trip Friday, opening day of the first spring-summer meet at Santa Anita. Read More...