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Accelerate Set for Rematch With Arrogate

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
Trainer John Sadler wasn't present when Accelerate was purchased for $380,000 at the Keeneland September sale in 2014 for his major client, Hronis Racing. But he had an idea that it might prove to be a good buy. Read More...

Mind Your Biscuits on Track for Forego Start

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
Multiple grade 1 winner Mind Your Biscuits is officially on track for the Aug. 26 Forego Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course following his half-mile breeze over the Oklahoma training track the morning of Aug. 18. Read More...

Litfin: Handicapping Saratoga-Del Mar All-Stakes Pick 4

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
It's Alabama Day at Saratoga Race Course and TVG Pacific Classic Day at Del Mar. Read More...

HRRN Plans Del Mar, Saratoga Race Coverage

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
"Saturdays at Saratoga" series, presented by VisitBarbados.org, will continue Saturday, August 19. Read More...

Hunt Crossing Moving to Indiana

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
Stakes winner Hunt Crossing will be relocated from West Virginia to the Indiana Stallion Station near Anderson, Ind., for the 2018 breeding season. Read More...

The Cliff’s Edge living the pensioner’s life in New York

DRF | 2 hours ago
While summertime in Saratoga is a busy stretch for New York’s equine population, Grade 1 winner The Cliff’s Edge is taking it easy nearby as a pensioner. Read More...

TimeformUS Saratoga Horses in Focus for Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017

DRF | 2 hours ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Saturday's card at Saratoga. Read More...

Multiple Grade 1 Winner The Pizza Man Retired

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Fan favorite The Pizza Man, the only Illinois-bred to win the Arlington Million, has officially been retired, Richard Papiese of Midwest Thoroughbreds said Aug. 18. Read More...

Always Dreaming Confirmed for Travers

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher saw three of his possible starters in the Travers Stakes (G1) breeze early the morning of Aug. 18, with Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming going four furlongs in company with Outplay, and Tapwrit also working a half-mile. Read More...

Five fillies among eight set to contest Prix Morny

DRF | 4 hours ago
Different League – one of five fillies in the eight-horse Prix Morny on Sunday at Deauville – could ultimately be bound for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar on Nov. 3. Read More...

Five fillies among eight set to contest Prix Morny

DRF | 4 hours ago
Different League – one of five fillies in the eight-horse Prix Morny on Sunday at Deauville – could ultimately be bound for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar on Nov. 3. Read More...

MacPherson seeks magic from Weekend Wizard

DRF | 4 hours ago
Trainer Craig MacPherson is looking for a big effort from Weekend Wizard in the $50,000 CTHS Sales Stakes at Hastings on Monday. Read More...

MacPherson seeks magic from Weekend Wizard

DRF | 4 hours ago
Trainer Craig MacPherson is looking for a big effort from Weekend Wizard in the $50,000 CTHS Sales Stakes at Hastings on Monday. Read More...

Distance a question for Diversify in Evan Shipman Stakes

DRF | 4 hours ago
Trainer Rick Violette had planned to have a runner in Monday's $100,000 Evan Shipman Stakes at Saratoga. But Diversify wasn't the one he was planning on running. Read More...

Distance a question for Diversify in Evan Shipman Stakes

DRF | 4 hours ago
Trainer Rick Violette had planned to have a runner in Monday's $100,000 Evan Shipman Stakes at Saratoga. But Diversify wasn't the one he was planning on running. Read More...

Harness: Sintra the one to beat in Prix D’Ete

DRF | 4 hours ago
It’s no surprise that Sintra has been made the 2-1 morning line favorite in Sunday’s C$200,000 Prix D’Ete at the Hippodrome 3R for 4-year-old pacers. Read More...

Harness: Sintra the one to beat in Prix D’Ete

DRF | 4 hours ago
It’s no surprise that Sintra has been made the 2-1 morning line favorite in Sunday’s C$200,000 Prix D’Ete at the Hippodrome 3R for 4-year-old pacers. Read More...

Flameaway gets crafty ride from Castellano to win Skidmore Stakes

DRF | 4 hours ago
Javier Castellano, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame two weeks ago, gave Flameaway a ride that demonstrated that prowess on Friday, handling the inexperienced juvenile patiently and then adroitly steering him around a tiring rival at the eighth pole to win the $100,000 Skidmore Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Flameaway gets crafty ride from Castellano to win Skidmore Stakes

DRF | 4 hours ago
Javier Castellano, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame two weeks ago, gave Flameaway a ride that demonstrated that prowess on Friday, handling the inexperienced juvenile patiently and then adroitly steering him around a tiring rival at the eighth pole to win the $100,000 Skidmore Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Eclipse will cross paths with a few trophy holders

DRF | 4 hours ago
As the great eclipse of 2017 passes through the continental United States, it will cast its shadow over several people with connections to its namesake trophy. Read More...

Eclipse will cross paths with a few trophy holders

DRF | 4 hours ago
As the great eclipse of 2017 passes through the continental United States, it will cast its shadow over several people with connections to its namesake trophy. Read More...

Going for Broke back on short rest in Summer Colony

DRF | 5 hours ago
Rather than face Songbird in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign, Going for Broke was entered against six other fillies and mares in Sunday's Summer Colony Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Going for Broke back on short rest in Summer Colony

DRF | 5 hours ago
Rather than face Songbird in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign, Going for Broke was entered against six other fillies and mares in Sunday's Summer Colony Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Skye Diamonds gets break before Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 5 hours ago
Skye Diamonds, the dominant female sprinter in California this year, will not race again until Nov. 4 at Del Mar in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, a race in which she figures to be a leading candidate. Read More...

Skye Diamonds gets break before Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 5 hours ago
Skye Diamonds, the dominant female sprinter in California this year, will not race again until Nov. 4 at Del Mar in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, a race in which she figures to be a leading candidate. Read More...

Harness: Catalog available for Ohio Selected Jug Yearling Sale

DRF | 5 hours ago
The catalog for the Ohio Selected Jug Yearling Sale is now available on the Lexington Selected website, lexingtonselected.com, and on the Equineline Sales catalog app for the iPad. Print catalogs are in the mail and should be received in the coming days. Read More...

Harness: Catalog available for Ohio Selected Jug Yearling Sale

DRF | 5 hours ago
The catalog for the Ohio Selected Jug Yearling Sale is now available on the Lexington Selected website, lexingtonselected.com, and on the Equineline Sales catalog app for the iPad. Print catalogs are in the mail and should be received in the coming days. Read More...

Minnesota-breds in spotlight with six stakes

DRF | 5 hours ago
Regional pride will be on full display Sunday at Canterbury Park when the 24th annual Minnesota Festival of Champions is run at the suburban Minneapolis track. Read More...

Phi Beta Express earns right to step up for Allen Jerkens Memorial

DRF | 5 hours ago
Seven weeks ago, Phi Beta Express was still a maiden, having lost the first three starts of his career, including a runner-up finish for maiden $50,000 claiming at Fair Grounds in January. Read More...

Mind Your Biscuits works way into Forego; Curlin’s Approval coming north for Ballerina

DRF | 5 hours ago
Following a lackluster work over the main track here one week prior, trainer Chad Summers needed to see more from Mind Your Biscuits before confirming him as a starter in next Saturday's Grade 1 Forego. And that's exactly what he got over the Oklahoma training track shortly after dawn Friday. Read More...

Testosterstone, Sundae On Sunday meet again in Genesee Valley Breeders’ Stakes

DRF | 6 hours ago
Testosterstone and Sundae On Sunday rallied in tandem from off the pace in the Fio Rito overnight handicap July 25 at Finger Lakes, with Testosterstone proving a head best. The pair will be rematched Monday at the same 1 1/16-mile distance in the $50,000 Genesee Valley Breeders' Stakes. Read More...

Gunnevera Tunes Up for Travers Run

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Multiple graded stakes winner Gunnevera tuned up for a scheduled start in the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) with a sharp five-furlong breeze in 1:00 at Gulfstream Park West Aug. 18. Read More...

Stakes winners audition for Breeders’ Cup in Del Mar Mile

DRF | 6 hours ago
It is not the biggest field that will run in a turf mile this year at Del Mar, nor is the $200,000 purse remotely close to a $1 million Breeders' Cup pot. But for six turf milers entered in the Grade 2 Del Mar Mile Handicap, the ramifications are clear. Before they face the best in the world in the Breeders' Cup Mile at Del Mar this fall, they must face the best turf milers in California on Sunday. Read More...

Sorelli attempts title defense in Emerald Championship Challenge

DRF | 6 hours ago
Three Quarter Horse stakes, headed by the $55,000 Emerald Championship Challenge, will be featured Sunday at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Sorelli attempts title defense in Emerald Championship Challenge

DRF | 6 hours ago
Three Quarter Horse stakes, headed by the $55,000 Emerald Championship Challenge, will be featured Sunday at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Entries for WTBOA summer sale increase 9 percent

DRF | 7 hours ago
The Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's summer yearling and mixed sale has established itself as a competitive auction on the West Coast for its sale prices and graduates, and hopes are that the trend will continue this year. Read More...

Entries for WTBOA summer sale increase 9 percent

DRF | 7 hours ago
The Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's summer yearling and mixed sale has established itself as a competitive auction on the West Coast for its sale prices and graduates, and hopes are that the trend will continue this year. Read More...

TTA hopes eclipse brings luck to its summer sale

DRF | 7 hours ago
This year's Texas Thoroughbred Association summer yearling and mixed sale will be Monday, the same day the total solar eclipse will shadow the U.S. If there were ever a time to believe in superstition, TTA Sale Director Tim Boyce said it's now. Read More...

TTA hopes eclipse brings luck to its summer sale

DRF | 7 hours ago
This year's Texas Thoroughbred Association summer yearling and mixed sale will be Monday, the same day the total solar eclipse will shadow the U.S. If there were ever a time to believe in superstition, TTA Sale Director Tim Boyce said it's now. Read More...

Maryland owner and breeder Elizabeth Houghton dies at 79

DRF | 7 hours ago
Maryland horsewoman Elizabeth Houghton, better known as Binnie, died of respiratory problems Aug. 7 at her Buckingham Farm on the state's Eastern Shore. Read More...

Maryland owner and breeder Elizabeth Houghton dies at 79

DRF | 7 hours ago
Maryland horsewoman Elizabeth Houghton, better known as Binnie, died of respiratory problems Aug. 7 at her Buckingham Farm on the state's Eastern Shore. Read More...

Always Dreaming confirmed for Travers; 13 being considered

DRF | 7 hours ago
After watching Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Curlin Stakes winner Outplay put in solid workouts Friday at Saratoga, trainer Todd Pletcher said both horses are prepared to run in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes on Aug. 26 if their owners so choose. Read More...

Always Dreaming confirmed for Travers; 13 being considered

DRF | 7 hours ago
After watching Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Curlin Stakes winner Outplay put in solid workouts Friday at Saratoga, trainer Todd Pletcher said both horses are prepared to run in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes on Aug. 26 if their owners so choose. Read More...

TimeformUS Saratoga Horses in Focus for Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

DRF | 8 hours ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Friday’s card at Saratoga. Read More...

TimeformUS Saratoga Horses in Focus for Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

DRF | 8 hours ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Friday’s card at Saratoga. Read More...

The Pizza Man retired with ankle chip

DRF | 8 hours ago
The Pizza Man, the Illinois-bred gelding whose outstanding career peaked with a victory in the 2015 Arlington Million, has been retired at age 8 after being diagnosed with an ankle chip. Read More...

The Pizza Man retired with ankle chip

DRF | 8 hours ago
The Pizza Man, the Illinois-bred gelding whose outstanding career peaked with a victory in the 2015 Arlington Million, has been retired at age 8 after being diagnosed with an ankle chip. Read More...

Flight of Pegasus facing headwinds

DRF | 8 hours ago
The Stronach Group has sold four shares so far for the second running of the Pegasus Stakes scheduled for late January at the company’s Gulfstream Park in South Florida, according to an official at the company, in stark contrast to last year at this time, when all 12 slots in the race had already been bought. Read More...

It Takes Only One

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
The hypothesis here is that there has never been a horse bred in North America that has achieved greater influence as a broodmare sire of line-founding stallions than the son of Bold Ruler (Nasrullah—Miss Disco, by Discovery). Read More...

Chazaq, Lotta Blues Man renew rivalry in Golden State Derby

DRF | 9 hours ago
Chazaq and Lotta Blues Man won seven-figure futurities for Quarter Horses at Los Alamitos five months apart last year. They meet for the first time in more than a year in Sunday's $259,900 Golden State Derby at Los Alamitos. Read More...