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A Shin Hikari meets Maurice in defense of Hong Kong Cup title

DRF | 14 mins ago
A Shin Hikari can act goofy at times. Many other times, he acts like one of the best racehorses in the world, and on Sunday at Sha Tin Racecourse, he will attempt to become just the second horse to win consecutive editions of the $3.2 million Hong Kong Cup. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 12/8 Analysis

DRF | 31 mins ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 12/8 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Thoroubhbred Makeover Accepting Applications

Blood-Horse | 54 mins ago
Retired Racehorse Project announced Dec. 7 the opening of trainer applications for the 2017 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover. Read More...

Sportech New Tote Provider for Ellis Park

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of Sportech, announces that it has been selected by Ellis Park as its new provider of pari-mutuel betting technologies and services.   Read More...

Laurel: Trainer Lacey Gaudet on a tear

DRF | 1 hour ago
In the first nine years after she took out her trainer's license, Lacey Gaudet's horses won a grand total of 34 races. The lean years included back-to-back four-win seasons in 2014 and 2015. Then she made a smart move. She joined forces with her mom, longtime trainer Linda Gaudet, to train for Team Gaudet in 2016. Read More...

Allowance, Magic City Classic for Alabama-breds spice up Friday card

DRF | 2 hours ago
Whether by happenstance or design, the first two races Friday at Fair Grounds also happen to be the richest. The first daily double starts with the lone allowance on a nine-race card and ends a half-hour later with a fairly attractive renewal of the Magic City Classic for Alabama-breds. Read More...

HK Jockey Club, Longines Extend Partnership

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
The Hong Kong Jockey Club and Swiss watch brand Longines announced an extension of their partnership, continuing Longines' sponsorship of the Hong Kong International Races and International Jockeys' Championship. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Next Up

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
'Next Generation' crew has what it takes Read More...

Racing urged to reach out to academics for analysis

DRF | 14 hours ago
The racing industry could benefit from richer academic analysis of its varied businesses by forging relationships with universities and making data more accessible to researchers, a panel of academics said on Tuesday afternoon at the Symposium on Racing and Gaming in Tucson, Ariz. Read More...

Symposium Documents Racing’s Racino Problem

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Three panelists with first-hand knowledge of the fights being waged between racino owners and live racetrack interests documented their battles at the Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming. Read More...

ARCI Survey Calls for Central Guidance

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Well more than half of the respondents to an Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) focus group study and survey that included input from 3,000 people support a central rule-making entity whose rules apply to all participants. Read More...

NMHBA 2017 Stallion Register

In this issue: A recap of the 2016 New Mexico House and Senate elections; profiles of NMHBA trustee Bobby McQueen, New Mexico Racing Commission equine medical advisor Dr. Scot Waterman, and trainer Tony Sedillo; exclusive and complete coverage of all 1... Read More...

Casse Mulls Derby Path for Classic Empire

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
A start in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland is the first choice for Classic Empire's final Derby prep, but the race's downgraded status has prompted his connections to put other options back into the discussion. Read More...

Sherman honored as Big Sport of Turfdom

DRF | 19 hours ago
Art Sherman, the trainer of 2016 Horse of the Year candidate California Chrome, was presented with the Turf Publicists of America Big Sport of Turfdom Award on Tuesday during a luncheon held at the annual Symposium on Racing and Gaming. Read More...

Sherman Accepts Big Sport of Turfdom Award

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Trainer Art Sherman received a standing ovation and proved a popular recipient of the Big Sport of Turfdom Award, given by the Turf Publicists of America at the Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming. Read More...

Keeneland January sale catalogs 1,892 horses

DRF | 19 hours ago
The catalog for the 2017 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale is now available online, with 1,892 horses on offer. This year’s catalog includes 726 broodmares, 147 broodmare prospects, 732 yearlings, 280 horses of racing age, and seven stallions and stallion prospects. Read More...

Jockey Club Opposes Multiple Violator Changes

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
The Jockey Club plans to actively oppose changes to the current multiple medication violation penalty system currently on the agenda for the Association of Racing Commissioners International Model Rules Committee Dec. 8 in Tucson, Ariz. Read More...

Road to the 2017 Kentucky Derby: Remsen Stakes analysis

DRF | 20 hours ago
This will be a fascinating race to watch going forward because the top two, MO TOWN and NO DOZING, both have plenty of promise, and it’s entirely possible the Beyer Speed Figure from this race is even faster than the 86 it was initially assigned. Read More...

Former trainer Ahrens dead at 66

DRF | 20 hours ago
Leslie “Les” Ahrens, a well-known jockey on the Chicago circuit who later turned to training, died Tuesday morning in Fort Myers, Fla., from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident last week. Read More...

Happy Valley: International Jockey’s Championship highlights card

DRF | 20 hours ago
The featured race Wednesday night at Happy Valley Racecourse is the $225,646 Australia Handicap at about nine furlongs, but the main event is the annual Longines International Jockey’s Championship. Read More...

Fenton Named to Tattersalls Ireland Post

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Tattersalls Ireland is delighted to announce the appointment of Kenneth Fenton as bloodstock executive with immediate effect. Read More...

AHC Rallies Support for Economic Impact Study

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
To underwrite the significant cost of the study, $400,000, the AHC is reaching out to all industry stakeholders for funding assistance. Read More...

Gambling vs. sport discussed at racing symposium

DRF | 21 hours ago
If racing has an “identity crisis,” the term used in the title for the kick-off panel at the annual Symposium on Racing and Gaming, then it’s one of multiple personalities, participants in the panel told a packed audience on Tuesday morning at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Ariz. Read More...

Overflow field of 2-year-old fillies for opening-day feature

DRF | 21 hours ago
The first-time starters Hidden Nile, Kenda, and Resilient Humor are part of a full field of 2-year-old maiden fillies in Thursday’s sixth race at Los Alamitos, opening day of the track’s winter Thoroughbred meeting. Read More...

Keeneland Catalogs 1,892 for January Sale

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Keeneland has cataloged 1,892 horses for its 2017 January horses of all ages sale, to be held Jan. 9-13 in Lexington. Read More...

Stakeholders Support Central Rule Making

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
The results of 28 focus groups and an in-depth survey reveal widespread support for the creation of a centralized rule making entity accountable to the existing racing commissions reorganized into a multi-jurisdictional entity (interstate compact). Read More...

ARCI Announces Poll Results on Medication

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
The results of 28 focus groups and an in-depth survey reveal widespread support for the creation of a centralized rule making entity accountable to the existing racing commissions reorganized into a multi-jurisdictional entity (interstate compact). Read More...

Global Symposium Explores Racing’s Identity

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
The 43rd annual Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming saw a well-attended opening session that explored racing's identity as both an entertainment option and a gambling outlet. Read More...

Rouse Earns F. Ambrose Clark Award

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
The National Steeplechase Association has named Virginia horseman Randall Rouse the recipient of the F. Ambrose Clark Award. Read More...

Sunbean Seeks Third Louisiana Classic Win

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Having already carved out his own niche as a local legend, Sunbean will aim to equal one of the state's all-time greats when he makes his expected start in the Dec. 10 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Hong Kong Selections for Wednesday, December 7

DRF | 23 hours ago
Hong Kong selections for Wednesday, December 7 at Happy Valley. Read More...

BloodHorse, Weatherbys Launch Stallions App

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
BloodHorse and Weatherbys announced today they have jointly developed a free Global Stallions app that is now available for Apple and Android phones and tablets. Read More...

NHC-BCBC bonus now a $3 million ‘rolling double’

DRF | 1 day ago
On Monday the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced that the winner of the NHC will be eligible for a $3 million bonus if he or she goes on to win the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge. The announcement makes the NHC Tour Bonus a “rolling” double, as every BCBC and NHC winner will be eligible as long as they win each major contest successively, in either order. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 12/6/2016

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Hollywood Derby, Matriarch, Japan Champions Cup, Bayakoa Handicap, Go for Wand Handicap, Valedictory, Display, Claiming Crown Jewel, Emerald, Tiara, Canterbury, Distaff Dash, Express, Glass Slipper, Iron Horse, Pennsylvania Nursery and more Read More...

Revolutionary Equine Waste Recycling System

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
System designed to replace waste removal Read More...

Welcome Home, Charismatic

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
It seems as if Charismatic has been gone for ages, but leave it to Michael Blowen to arrange for his return to the United States. Read More...

Daily Settlements Needed to Protect Players

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
In late November, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a rule that would require ADWs that operate in the state acquire a bond of up to $500,000 as a condition of licensing. Read More...

U S Officer, Cool Arrow Set for Springboard

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A pair of 2-year-olds who already have open stakes victories over the Remington Park surface in U S Officer and Cool Arrow will face one another there Sunday, Dec. 11 in the $300,000 Springboard Mile Stakes. Read More...

Rockridge’s Posse Will Not Return to U.S.

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Rockridge Stud, near Hudson N.Y., announced Dec. 5 that its star stallion Posse will not return to the U.S. in 2017. The farm announced fees for seven others. Read More...

Gone Astray’s fee rises to $5,000

DRF | 2 days ago
Northwest Stud in Ocala, Fla., released the advertised fees for its 2017 stallion roster, headlined by leading Florida juvenile sire Gone Astray at $5,000. The 10-year-old son of Dixie Union stood the 2016 breeding season for $4,500 and has two crops of racing age. Read More...

Through 11 Months, Handle Similar to 2015

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
According to numbers released Dec. 4 by Equibase, handle through November is similar to the first 11 months of 2015 and purses are down slightly. Read More...

Northwest Stud Announces 2017 Stud Fees

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Northwest Stud of Ocala, Fla., announced the 2017 fees for its roster of stallions, which includes Gone Astray, Duke of Mischief, and Wrote. Read More...

Trainer Davis Looks Forward to More Success

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Chris Davis earned his first career win Nov. 27 with Uncork the York at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 12/7 Analysis + Pick Four Ticket

DRF | 2 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 12/7 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Finest City returns to training, targets Santa Monica Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Finest City returned to serious training over the weekend, a month after her win in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 5. Read More...

Different paths for Brown duo after Hollywood Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
A 1-2 finish by Annals of Time and Beach Patrol gave New York-based trainer Chad Brown an exacta sweep in Saturday’s $302,415 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar. The result helped Brown clarify his 2017 goals for his 4-year-old turf runners. Read More...

Miss Temple City eyes third straight trip to Royal Ascot

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Graham Motion said Miss Temple City would return to his barn at the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland for a vacation, then get started in the spring at Keeneland, the site of two of her three Grade 1 victories this year. Read More...

Early Registration Open for Pan Am Conference

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Jockey Club and the Latin American Racing Channel announced Dec. 5 that the early registration period for the second Pan American Conference is open and will continue through December 31, 2016. Read More...

Ward Joins Water, Hay, and Oats Alliance

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Retired classic winning trainer and former executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission John Ward has joined the Water, Hay, and Oats Alliance, which supports federal intervention to bring about national uniformity in medication policy. Read More...

Ward Joins Water Hay Oats Alliance

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Retired classic winning trainer and former executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission John Ward has joined the Water, Hay, and Oats Alliance, which supports federal intervention to bring about national uniformity in medication policy. Read More...