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Mohawk: L A Delight delivers in Ontario Sires Stakes

DRF | 6 hours ago
Jugette champion L A Delight backed up that performance with a dominating 1:50 3/5 score in her C$105,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series event for 3-year-old filly pacers on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Red Mile: Treviso quickest in Bluegrass divisions

DRF | 7 hours ago
Bluegrass Series action continued on Friday night at The Red Mile, with 2-year-old trotting fillies competing in five divisions. Read More...

Hollywood Dayton: Wiggle It Jiggleit gets the better of Always B Miki this time

DRF | 8 hours ago
Montrell Teague showed a new leaf behind Wiggle It Jiggleit on Friday night in the $150,000 Dayton Pacing Derby, and that proved the difference in another thriller as the defending Horse of the Year nosed Always B Miki on the wire in a 1:49 1/5 mile at Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway. Read More...

Hollywood Dayton: Obrigado victorious in Dayton Trotting Derby

DRF | 8 hours ago
Second choice Obrigado and driver Mark MacDonald captured the $160,000 Dayton Trotting Derby at Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway on Friday night in a 1:53 2/5 mile over a track rated "good." Read More...

Ambitious Brew, Holy Lute win divisions of Eddie D Stakes

DRF | 9 hours ago
Ambitious Brew and Holy Lute won divisions of the Grade 3 Eddie D Stakes on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita on Friday’s opening day of the autumn meeting. The wins leave both runners as candidates for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint on Nov. 5. Read More...

Hill Specialist Ambitious Brew Takes Eddie D.

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Two-thirds of Ambitious Brew's victories entering racing Sept. 30 came on Santa Anita Park's unique downhill turf course and the Pamela Ziebarth homebred thrived again during the trip Friday in the first of two Eddie D. Stakes (gr. IIIT) divisions. Read More...

Yonkers: Field set for International Trot

DRF | 10 hours ago
The complete field of 10 world-class invitees/acceptances for the million-dollar Yonkers International Trot, set for Saturday afternoon, Oct. 15th, is now final. Read More...

New Santa Anita Turf Course Passes First Test

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
One day in, and four races down, the Southern California jockey colony had only positive comments about Santa Anita Park's brand-new turf course with just more than a month to go until the Breeders' Cup. Read More...

Suffolk Downs Applies for Six 2017 Race Dates

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
While the Suffolk Downs ownership group moves forward with plans to redevelop the property as real estate, it intends to again host an abbreviated Thoroughbred meet next summer. Read More...

Ambitious Brew, with Eddie D win, may head for BC Turf Sprint

DRF | 11 hours ago
Two years ago, Ambitious Brew finished second by a nose in the Grade 3 Eddie D Stakes on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita. In Friday’s sixth race, the 6-year-old gelding finally won his first graded stakes in the first division of the $101,725 Eddie D Stakes. Read More...

New York Racing Association fined $150,000 for polluting Jamaica Bay

DRF | 12 hours ago
The New York Racing Association was fined $150,000 and agreed to implement several changes in waste management protocols after it was deemed to have discharged polluted wastewater from Aqueduct into nearby Jamaica Bay. Read More...

Lord Nelson likely favorite in SA Sprint Championship

DRF | 12 hours ago
Lord Nelson will be favored to win the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship on Oct. 8 and is likely to be trainer Bob Baffert’s lone runner in the Grade 1 race at six furlongs. Read More...

Hope for Distribution of PA Breeder Awards

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
In a letter to its members, the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association reported an encouraging legislative development that could lead to long-delayed breeder awards being paid out in October. Read More...

Hand Injury Sidelines Jockey Russell

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Jockey Sheldon Russell, shaken up in a fall Sept. 24 at Laurel Park, will be sidelined indefinitely with a minor hand injury said his agent, Marty Leonard. Read More...

Nyquist back in California, next move uncertain

DRF | 12 hours ago
Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist returned to California on Wednesday and was on the track Thursday morning for a jog, but what comes next is uncertain. Read More...

Texas Red back in training, possible for SA winter meet

DRF | 13 hours ago
Texas Red, the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner who has not raced since the 2015 Travers, returned to trainer Keith Desormeaux’s barn at Santa Anita on Thursday and is being pointed to the winter meeting at Santa Anita, which begins Dec. 26. Read More...

NYRA Sanctioned for Aqueduct Water Pollution

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
The New York Racing Association has agreed to pay a $150,000 penalty and implement new procedures to halt the dumping of polluted wastewater at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 10/3 Analysis

DRF | 14 hours ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 10/3 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Mohawk: Monday 10/3 Analysis

DRF | 14 hours ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 10/3 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Postponed Clear Favorite in Arc de Triomphe

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Favorite Postponed will start from an ideal post 7 in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), in which he will try for his fifth win from as many starts this year in Europe's richest race and premier middle-distance race Oct. 2 at Chantilly. Read More...

Baccelo likely to run in Temperence Hill

DRF | 14 hours ago
He could still show up in the Kelso on Oct. 8, but it appears Baccelo will make a pit stop in Sunday's $200,000 Temperence Hill Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

Paulick Report 9/30 News Minute

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Exaggerator to Rest at WinStar

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Future plans are on hold for Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), Preakness (gr. I), and Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Exaggerator, who finished seventh in the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 24. Read More...

Free: How I’d play Santa Anita for Saturday, Oct. 1

DRF | 15 hours ago
Free: How I'd play Santa Anita for Saturday, Oct. 1 Read More...

Hard to look beyond Mirai in Bertram Bongard

DRF | 15 hours ago
Aside from being $150,000 races at seven furlongs for New York-breds, Sunday's Joseph A. Gimma and Bertram F. Bongard at Belmont Park are markedly different races. The Gimma, for fillies, is a wide-open race with a field of 13. The Bongard, for males, drew only a field of five with a strong favorite in Mirai. Read More...

Tepin Works Half-Mile at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Robert Masterson’s champion turf female Tepin, continues to march toward the Breeders’ Cup as the 5-year-old mare worked a half-mile in :49.01 Sept. 30 over the turf at Saratoga Race Course. The move was the fastest of 24 on the day’s tab at the Spa. Read More...

Jockey Collins paralyzed following Albuquerque spill

DRF | 16 hours ago
Jockey Dennis Collins could be facing permanent paralysis from the waist down following a spill last Sunday at the Downs at Albuquerque. The 53-year-old remained at a New Mexico hospital Friday, recovering from surgery to stabilize his spine due to an extensive T-4 compression fracture, according to his fiancée, trainer Heather Brock. Read More...

Postponed solid Arc favorite

DRF | 16 hours ago
The wait is over for Postponed, who long has been aimed at Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, and goes into the race the solid favorite to beat 15 rivals after drawing favorably in post 7 Read More...

Japan: Big Arthur tries to earn berth in Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

DRF | 16 hours ago
Big Arthur, the winner of consecutive graded stakes for sprinters in Japan earlier this year, tries to win for the ninth time in his 13-race career in Sunday’s $1,890,292 Sprinters’ Stakes at Nakayama Racecourse in Japan. Read More...

So Mi Dar stands out in Prix de l’Opera field

DRF | 16 hours ago
Undefeated So Mi Dar is likely to be an odds-on favorite to win her Group 1 debut in Sunday's $449,240 Prix de l'Opera for fillies and mares at Chantilly Racecourse in France. Read More...

Three Euros challenge Coasted in Miss Grillo

DRF | 16 hours ago
Coasted won't have to wait until the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf to take on competition from around the world. Sunday's Grade 3, $200,000 Miss Grillo features horses who last raced in Ireland, France, and Great Britain. Read More...

Keeneland: Nine graded stakes on opening weekend

DRF | 17 hours ago
Keeneland begins its 17-day meet next Friday with the usual barrage of major Breeders’ Cup preps on the opening three-day FallStars Weekend. Nine graded stakes, with all but two carrying Win and You’re In provisions toward the Nov. 4-5 Breeders’ Cup, will be run Friday through Sunday at the Lexington, Ky., track. Read More...

Ashleyluvssugar has plenty of gas in the tank for the John Henry

DRF | 17 hours ago
The past performance line from Ashleyluvssugar's win in the Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap is deceptive, which is a key consideration Sunday when Ashleyluvssugar starts favored in the Grade 2 John Henry Turf Championship at Santa Anita. In fact, video of his Del Mar win shows Ashleyluvssugar ran a lot better than the line looks. Read More...

TOBA October Member of the Month

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Josephine Abercrombie is TOBA's October member of month Read More...

September a month of big strides for the Crosses

DRF | 17 hours ago
Last August, Kenny and Kelli Cross were seriously injured in a car crash, which forced them to downsize their Sovereign Farm operation. Since then, the Crosses have established Sovereign Farm's presence as a consignor, and they took a big step forward in September. Read More...

Herbie D should be tighter for second start off long layoff

DRF | 17 hours ago
Herbie D had been off for a little more than a year when he finished second in an optional $35,000 claiming race at on Aug. 26. With a race behind him, Herbie D figures to be double tough coming back at the same level in the first race at Hastings Sunday Read More...

ROAP Announces Officiating Conf. at Symposium

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
The Racing Officials Accreditation Program will be hosting a race officiating conference Dec. 5, at the 2016 University of Arizona Racing Symposium. Read More...

McCarron: Clarification

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Statement from Chris McCarron regarding his Honor Guest speech to the Thoroughbred Club of America Sept. 25. Read More...

Charlton’s Abbotts Retiring on Own Terms

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Anyone of a certain age knows that forced retirements are no fun—it’s always better to leave on your own terms. That is exactly what Rick and Dixie Abbott are doing as they wind down their Charlton Bloodstock in eastern Pennsylvania. Read More...

Rain Forces Meadowlands Cancellation

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
With heavy rain hitting East Rutherford, N.J. throughout the day, the Meadowlands has cancelled live racing for Sept. 30. Read More...

Gainesway launches new website

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Features video of the farm and stallions Read More...

Excessively Alike

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
If you’re a pedigree geek and been wondering what it is about Uncle Mo that has made him such a sire sensation with his first crop to race, you might scrunch your nose over his "page." Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Watchful Eyes And A Slam Dunk?

Santa Anita announced this week the completion of a state-of-the-art surveillance system featuring 1,000 HD video cameras that are monitoring the backstretch. In this edition of The Friday Show,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

Red Mile: Young trotters shine in Bluegrass action

DRF | 1 day ago
Shake It Off Lindy surged first over around the final turn to pass pacesetter Southwind Cobra, upsetting in one of the six $334,500 Bluegrass splits for 2-year-old trotting colts on Thursday, September 29 in a lifetime best of 1:55. Read More...

Unlocking Winners: Super Saturday is Here!

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps six graded stakes races on "Super Saturday." Read More...

Indiana Jockeys Visit Children’s Hospital

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Five jockeys from Indiana Grand Racing & Casino visited Riley Hospital for Children in downtown Indianapolis Thursday, Sept. 29. Read More...

CHRB Allows Miyadi to Continue Training

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
California Horse Racing Board commissioner Chuck Winner issued a stay order Sept. 29 to allow Steve Miyadi to resume training after the conditioner was suspended by the regulatory agency Sept. 25. Read More...

Another Try for Metaboss in John Henry Turf

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
You'd be hard-pressed to find a more impressive performance in a losing effort than what Metaboss did Aug. 20 in the Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT). Read More...

Injured Jockey Collins Out of Intensive Care

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Jockey Dennis Collins, who is suffering paralysis from the waist down after a Sept. 25 spill at The Downs at Albuquerque, was moved out of intensive care Sept. 29. Read More...