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Deep Impact’s Danon Shark Upsets the Mile Championship

TDN | 4 hours ago
Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 8:19 AM ET 8th at KYT (KYOTO)G1 Mile Championship (US$1.6m)      Winner: Danon Shark (Jpn) by Deep Impact (Jpn) Deep Impact's Danon Shark Upsets the ... Read More...

Breeders Crown: Pinkman, Traceur Hanover dominate 2-year-old events

DRF | 13 hours ago
Pinkman and Traceur Hanover were both gutsy winners in their respective 2YO Crown events. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 14 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 9:49 PM ET The folks in Vinton, Louisiana, put on another good show Saturday afternoon, as Delta Downs played host to its... Read More...

Breeders Crown: JK She’salady stays perfect with impressive victory

DRF | 14 hours ago
JK She’salady made it a perfect dozen capturing the $500,000 Breeders Crown for juvenile filly pacers in gritty and record-setting fashion. Read More...

Three Hearts Breaks Through in Red Carpet

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Making her first start for Neil Drysdale, Three Hearts took the lead in the stretch at odds of 29-1 and proved too tough while holding off Lady of Gold in the $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 22 at Del Mar. Read More...

Sunbean in Hand for Easy Delta Mile Victory

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Brittlyn Stables' Sunbean rallied smartly off the turn and romped away to an eye-catching victory in the $250,000 Delta Mile Stakes Nov. 22 at Delta Downs Racetrack, Casino & Hotel. Read More...

Cardinal Handicap Falls to Strike Charmer

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Courtlandt Farms' homebred Strike Charmer broke through at the graded level with a good rally Nov. 22, claiming the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Sunbean stalks to 11th stakes victory in Delta Mile

DRF | 16 hours ago
Sunbean notched the 11th stakes win of his career Saturday, when he powered to a five-length win in the $250,000 Delta Downs Mile. Agent Di Nozzo finished second, while it was another 1 1/2 lengths back in third to Grand Contender. Read More...

Three Hearts wakes up at big price in Red Carpet

DRF | 16 hours ago
A move to the West Coast this fall has made a stakes winner of Three Hearts, the upset winner of Saturday’s $101,500 Red Carpet Handicap at Del Mar. Read More...

Dom the Bomb blows away Sun Power field

DRF | 17 hours ago
Dom the Bomb was bet down to 2-5 odds Saturday at Hawthorne in the $60,175 Sun Power Stakes, and the price was utterly realistic. Blasting away from his rivals at the top of the stretch after pressing the early pace, Dom the Bomb ran solo through the final furlong, winning the Sun Power, a race restricted to Illinois-bred 2-year-old colts and geldings, by 11 3/4 lengths. Read More...

Ocho Ocho Ocho narrowly prevails in Delta Jackpot

DRF | 17 hours ago
Ocho Ocho Ocho remained undefeated in three starts Saturday after he won a photo over Mr. Z in the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot, and then withstood both a stewards’ inquiry as well as an objection from the rider of third-place finisher Far Right. Read More...

Take Charge Brandi keeps rolling with victory in Princess

DRF | 18 hours ago
Breeders’ Cup winner Take Charge Brandi furthered her case for an Eclipse Award for champion 2-year-old filly Saturday, when she drove to a 1 1/2-length win over Skipalute in the Grade 3, $400,000 Delta Downs Princess. It was another length back in third to Majestic Presence. Read More...

Daring Kathy handles older foes in My Charmer

DRF | 18 hours ago
Daring Kathy notched her first graded stakes win with a wire-to-wire, 1 1/4-length triumph over Cushion in the Grade 3 My Charmer Handicap at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Ocho Ocho Ocho Cashes Jackpot, Now 3-for-3

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
Undefeated Ocho Ocho Ocho, one of several Southern California shippers in the field, outfought Mr. Z through the drive to capture the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) by a nose at Delta Downs Racetrack Nov. 22. Read More...

Daring Kathy Wires My Charmer

TDN | 18 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 6:08 PM ET 9th at GPW (Gulfstream Park West)GIII My Charmer H. ($115k)     Winner: Daring Kathy by Wildcat Heir Daring Kathy (f, 3, Wildcat Heir) w... Read More...

Street Sense Colt Hits the Jackpot

TDN | 18 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 6:00 PM ET 7th at DED (Delta Downs)GIII Delta Downs Jackpot ($1 million)     Winner: Ocho Ocho Ocho by Street Sense 'TDN Rising Star' Ocho Ocho Och... Read More...

Lubash becomes millionaire with Tropical Turf win

DRF | 18 hours ago
Lubash became racing’s newest millionaire after rallying to a popular half-length decision over the pacesetter Reporting Star in Saturday’s $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Strike Charmer gives Carroll first graded stakes win since 2010

DRF | 18 hours ago
Strike Charmer, with Chris Landeros up, got a textbook stalking trip before posting a two-length victory Saturday in the $119,700 Cardinal, returning $26.60 as fifth choice in a field of 14 fillies and mares. Read More...

Take Charge Brandi Takes Down Delta Princess

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Proving her Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) victory was no fluke, Willis Horton's Take Charge Brandi returned Nov. 22 to claim the $400,000 Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 22 at Delta Downs. Read More...

Giant’s Causeway’s Take Charge Brandi Scores Again in Delta Princess

TDN | 19 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 5:23 PM ET 6th at DED (Delta Downs)GIII Delta Downs Princess S. ($400K)     Winner: Take Charge Brandi by Giant's Causeway GI BC Juvenile Fillies h... Read More...

Mississippi Delta wins stakes debut in Glorious Song

DRF | 19 hours ago
Mississippi Delta proved a punctual choice in her stakes debut in Saturday’s $128,750 Glorious Song for 2-year-old fillies, giving trainer Mark Casse his third straight Woodbine stakes win. Read More...

Mississippi Delta wins stakes debut in Glorious Song

DRF | 19 hours ago
Mississippi Delta proved a punctual choice in her stakes debut in Saturday’s $128,750 Glorious Song for 2-year-old fillies, giving trainer Mark Casse his third straight Woodbine stakes win. Read More...

Ortiz brothers combine to sweep New York Stallion stakes

DRF | 19 hours ago
It was the Ortiz Brothers Show in divisions of the New York Stallion Series at Aqueduct on Saturday, as Vicki’s Dancer posted a pace-pressing win under Irad Ortiz Jr., and Readthebyline went wire to wire with Jose Ortiz. Read More...

Ortiz brothers combine to sweep New York Stallion stakes

DRF | 19 hours ago
It was the Ortiz Brothers Show in divisions of the New York Stallion Series at Aqueduct on Saturday, as Vicki’s Dancer posted a pace-pressing win under Irad Ortiz Jr., and Readthebyline went wire to wire with Jose Ortiz. Read More...

Lubash Looks Like a Million in Tropical Turf

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Lubash became a millionaire after taking the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) from Gulfstream Park West by a half-length over Reporting Star on turf rated good Nov. 22. Read More...

Daring Kathy Takes My Charmer Wire-to-Wire

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Daring Kathy picked up her first graded stakes score and did so with a solid wire-to-wire effort Nov. 22, taking the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Smart Strike Filly Upsets Cardinal

TDN | 19 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 4:50 PM ET 9th at CDX (Churchill Downs)GIII Cardinal H. ($100K)     Winner: Strike Charmer by Smart Strike Longshot Strike Charmer (f, 4, Smart Str... Read More...

Giant’s Causeway Filly Justifies Favoritism Up North

TDN | 19 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 4:37 PM ET 8th at WOX (Woodbine)Glorious Song S. (C$125K)     Winner: Mississippi Delta by Giant's Causeway Mississippi Delta (f, 2, Giant's Causew... Read More...

Elusive Quality’s Malaf Off The Mark In Wolverhampton Debut

TDN | 20 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 4:15 PM ET 5th at WLV (WOLVERHAMPTON)Mdn (?.5k)     Winner: Malaf by Elusive Quality Sheikh Hamdan's Malaf (c, 2, Elusive Quality) off the mark on ... Read More...

Mahoning Valley Opens Inaugural Meet Nov. 24

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Racecourse kicks off its inaugural racing season on Monday, Nov. 24, with an eight-race program that begins at 12:45 p.m. EST. Read More...

Honor Code Inhales Allowance Foes in Return

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Honor Code returned a winner following a layoff of more than eight months Nov. 22 at Aqueduct Racetrack, rallying from sixth at mid-stretch to score impressively while in hand for jockey Javier Castellano. Read More...

Honor Code scores victory in return to racing

DRF | 20 hours ago
Honor Code, who was knocked off the Triple Crown trail by a suspensory injury after one start this year in March, won his return impressively Saturday at Aqueduct and served notice he will be a force to be reckoned with in the older stakes division. Read More...

Honor Code scores victory in return to racing

DRF | 20 hours ago
Honor Code, who was knocked off the Triple Crown trail by a suspensory injury after one start this year in March, won his return impressively Saturday at Aqueduct and served notice he will be a force to be reckoned with in the older stakes division. Read More...

Captain Serious on Toes for Fall Highweight

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Named after Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, Captain Serious looks to stuff his competition in the $300,000 Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 27 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Elite Belle, Magnifisio Win in Australia

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Jockey William Pike skillfully guided Elite Belle through opponents in the stretch, where she caught the leader in the final 100 meters and won the Aus$1 million Railway Stakes (Aus-I) Nov. 22 at Ascot in Perth, Australia. Read More...

Track records broken in consecutive races

DRF | 20 hours ago
A combination of cold temperatures and a lightning-fast track helped produce track records in back-to-back races at Mountaineer Racetrack on Wednesday night. Read More...

Lexie Lou leads group of Casse runners in Thanksgiving weekend stakes

DRF | 20 hours ago
Led by Lexie Lou, the Queen’s Plate winner in July, trainer Mark Casse will have a big team of runners for stakes in the final days of the Del Mar autumn meeting. Read More...

Rising Star Returns An Impressive Winner

TDN | 21 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 3:02 PM ET 6th at AQU (Aqueduct)Alw/OC ($69K)     Winner: Honor Code by A.P. Indy GSW TDN Rising Star Honor Code (r, 3, A.P. Indy) returns from lon... Read More...

Del Mar Employee Honored for Heroic Action

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Longtime Del Mar employee David Martinez, who rescued a boy from a burning trailer this summer, will be honored by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority at the group's annual awards banquet Dec. 3. Read More...

Sinatra Leaving Parx to Take MJC Position

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Sal Sinatra, director of racing at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania, is leaving to take the position of vice president and general manager of the Maryland Jockey Club, which is owned by The Stronach Group. Read More...

Free: How I’d play Del Mar for Sunday, Nov. 23

DRF | 22 hours ago
Some favorites are solid, others are vulnerable. It helps to know the difference, don’t you think? Sunday at Del Mar includes some of both. Read More...

Judge Rules in Favor of Leagues in NJ Sports Betting Case

TDN | 23 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 1:29 PM ET District Court judge upholds ban on sports betting in NJ; case heads to Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Read More...

Watchmaker: How I’d play Aqueduct on Saturday, Nov. 22

DRF | 1 day ago
I’m a player who usually focuses on early in the card (pick five, early pick four), or late in the card (late pick four). But the card Saturday at Aqueduct is a little different. I find my attention drawn toward the middle of the program, specifically races 5 and 6. Read More...

Illman: Aqueduct pick three play for Saturday, Nov. 22

DRF | 1 day ago
Let’s try a pick three for Saturday at Aqueduct. Read More...

Hammersly: Del Mar pick three play for Sunday, Nov. 23

DRF | 1 day ago
A middle-of-the-card pick three (races 4-6) holds some interest on Sunday because it does not include a maiden race, so you have some established form on which to base your wager. Read More...

Judge rules against New Jersey sports betting plan

DRF | 1 day ago
A federal judge has once again ruled that a plan by New Jersey to allow racetracks and casinos to offer betting on sports would violate a 1992 federal ban on the practice. Read More...

Bernier: How I’d play Del Mar for Saturday, Nov. 22

DRF | 1 day ago
Although there are small fields throughout Saturday’s card at Del Mar, I do believe there are two decent wagering opportunities – one being the 50-cent pick five, the other being the featured event on the card, the Grade 3 Red Carpet Handicap. Read More...

Breeders Crown: Shake It Cerry, Sayitall BB capture 3YO filly finals

DRF | 2 days ago
Shake It Cerry and Sayitall BB won the sophomore filly Breeders Crowns on the trot and pace on Friday at the Meadowlands. Read More...

Breeders Crown: Mission Brief romps in stakes record time

DRF | 2 days ago
Mission Brief and Bee A Magician both won their Breeders Crown races at the Meadowlands on Friday night in impressive fashion. Read More...

New Jersey to Press On for Sports Betting

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Sports betting at Monmouth Park will have to await another day in court following a decision Nov. 21 by the United States District Court granting an injunction stopping the Oceanport racetrack from taking such wagers. Read More...