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BackTrack: Shuvee Reigns in Coaching Club American Oaks

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
This week is a recap written by William H. Rudy of the 1969 victory by Shuvee in the Coaching Club American Oaks—completing the Filly Triple Crown. The recap ran in the June 28, 1969 issue. Read More...

Restrainedvengence Surges Late to Take Oceanside

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Kelly Brinkerhoff and Bob Grayson Jr.'s Restrainedvengence didn't show much in the first two stakes starts of his career, but something clicked July 18 at Del Mar in the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes. Read More...

Restrainedvengence breaks through in Oceanside upset

DRF | 10 hours ago
Frustrations from earlier in his career were long forgotten late Wednesday afternoon at Del Mar when Restrainedvengence ($24.80) closed from sixth in a field of 14 to win his first stakes in the $120,805 Oceanside Stakes for 3-year-olds at a mile on turf. Read More...

Pari-Mutuel Employees Union Prepared for “Battle”

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
A work stoppage of pari-mutuel employees may have been avoided ahead of Del Mar's opening day July 18, but the union representing the workers is prepared for another "battle coming." Read More...

Sky Writer, Obsolete score in Indiana-bred stakes

DRF | 12 hours ago
Sky Writer upset the $105,800 Snack Stakes one race after Obsolete was a less surprising winner of the $105,200 Ellen’s Lucky Star on Wednesday at Indiana Grand. Read More...

Meadowlands: Friday 7/20 Analysis

DRF | 14 hours ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 7/20 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Kenny Rice to MC Hall of Fame Ceremony

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Kenny Rice is an Eclipse Award-winning broadcaster who has covered Thoroughbred racing for NBC Sports since 1999. Read More...

Proctor’s Ledge Seeks Grade 1 Glory in Diana

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Multiple graded stakes winner Proctor's Ledge aims to earn her first career top-level win when she faces the usual Chad Brown-trained arsenal and three other rivals in the $500,000 Diana Stakes (G1T) July 21 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Woodbine Mohawk Park: Friday 7/20 Analysis

DRF | 14 hours ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Friday 7/20 card at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 7/20 Analysis

DRF | 14 hours ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 7/20 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Paulick Report 7/18 News Minute Presented By Woodbine Racetrack

Catch up on the latest news in the world of Thoroughbred racing with the Paulick Report News Minute. In today's edition, Scott Jagow shares news about the retirement of a world-class filly, and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo... Read More...

Tatters to Riches nears return

DRF | 15 hours ago
Tatters to Riches was one of the most-exciting 2-year-old prospects on this circuit last summer, but went to the sidelines last fall with a chip in a hind ankle. He is just about set to return for trainer Jeff Mullins, who has high hopes for the 3-year-old colt. Read More...

Doyle Excited About ‘Fiesty’ Sea of Class in Irish Oaks

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Jockey James Doyle quashed any stamina doubts about July 21 Darley Irish Oaks (G1) contender Sea of Class and could hardly contain his excitement about getting back on board the "feisty" daughter of Sea The Stars. Read More...

American Pharoah Foals Top Saratoga Pinhook Prospects

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Consignors to The Saratoga Sale, Fasig-Tipton's annual selected yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., are hopeful demand for American Pharoah foals continues as there are 15 of the Triple Crown winner's offspring cataloged for the Aug. 6-7 sale. Read More...

Southern Phantom Set for Debut at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Southern Equine Stable and Calumet Farm's unique white-headed Thoroughbred Southern Phantom will make his debut in a maiden special weight race July 21 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Lady Aurelia retired to Stonestreet broodmare band

DRF | 16 hours ago
Lady Aurelia, champion 2-year-old in Europe for 2016, has been retired from racing, leaving trainer Wesley Ward’s barn at Keeneland late Wednesday morning to begin life as a broodmare at Stonestreet Farm. Read More...

The Meadows: Done Well looks to start anew in Adios

DRF | 16 hours ago
Brian Brown is ready to get a renewed look at a refreshed Done Well, who returns to action for the first time in three weeks as the 5-2 morning-line favorite in Saturday’s first of two eliminations for the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows. Read More...

Finley’sluckycharm drills for Honorable Miss Handicap

DRF | 16 hours ago
Finley'sluckycharm, beaten a neck by Paulassilverlining in last year's Grade 2 Honorable Miss Handicap, is back at Saratoga for another try at that six-furlong stakes for fillies and mares. Read More...

Which trainer holds top pair in Sanford Stakes?

DRF | 16 hours ago
Trainers Todd Pletcher, Mark Casse, and Steve Asmussen each entered two horses in Saturday's Grade 3, $150,000 Sanford Stakes, the first of three graded dirt stakes for 2-year-old males at the meet. Read More...

Proctor’s Ledge on favorite turf course in Diana Stakes

DRF | 16 hours ago
Proctor's Ledge will have at least one thing in her favor when she takes on trainer Chad Brown's arsenal of three Grade 1 winners in Saturday's $500,000 Diana Stakes, the first Grade 1 race at Saratoga this year. She loves the course. Read More...

Weaver expecting good effort from Daddy Is a Legend in Lake George

DRF | 16 hours ago
The complexion of Friday's $150,000 Lake George Stakes obviously changed immensely with the news earlier this week that the once-beaten, reigning Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Rushing Fall would not make the race. Read More...

Rampadarat, Simran look to extend good run in Minnesota Made Distaff Sprint

DRF | 16 hours ago
Trainer Roopishwar Rampadarat is having the Canterbury Park meet of his life this summer. From 2007 to 2017, Rampadarat compiled a Canterbury record of 3 for 111; this season, he has gone 4 for 10. Read More...

Taylor’s Spirit meets Agi’s Cait in Prairie Gold Lassie

DRF | 16 hours ago
They bet their money on Taylor’s Spirit in her career debut, but it’s Agi’s Cait who’s the pick to get the money Friday night at Prairie Meadows in the $65,000 Prairie Gold Lassie. Read More...

Hong Kong 2018-19 racing fixtures

DRF | 16 hours ago
Hong Kong 2018-19 racing fixtures for Happy Valley and Sha Tin. Read More...

Spa opens with bar set high in recent years

DRF | 17 hours ago
The Saratoga experience begins Friday for the first of 40 days of high-quality racing through Labor Day (Sept. 3). Read More...

Dolye Excited About ‘Fiesty’ Sea of Class in Irish Oaks

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Jockey James Doyle quashed any stamina doubts about July 21 Darley Irish Oaks (G1) contender Sea of Class and could hardly contain his excitement about getting back on board the "feisty" daughter of Sea The Stars. Read More...

Multiple Group 1 Winner Lady Aurelia Retired

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Multiple group 1 winner Lady Aurelia, the first American-trained horse to win a Cartier Award, has been retired, Stonestreet Farm bloodstock adviser John Moynihan confirmed July 18. Read More...

American Phaorah Foals Top Saratoga Pinhook Prospects

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Consignors to The Saratoga Sale, Fasig-Tipton's annual selected yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., are hopeful demand for American Pharoah foals continues as there are 15 of the Triple Crown winner's offspring cataloged for the Aug. 6-7 sale. Read More...

Collected, West Coast on track for fall campaigns

DRF | 17 hours ago
Collected and West Coast, second and third in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Del Mar last November, are rejoining trainer Bob Baffert's stable for autumn campaigns after being rested in recent months in Kentucky. Read More...

Grade 1 winner and stallion Honour and Glory dies

DRF | 17 hours ago
Honour and Glory, a Grade 1 winner by Relaunch who has stood the last five years in Uruguay, died on Tuesday at Haras Rapetti stud farm in Uruguay after fracturing his femur, according to South American news reports. Read More...

Lucarelli, Harwood among Washington Racing Hall of Fame finalists

DRF | 17 hours ago
Trainers Frank Lucarelli and Doris Harwood are among the 15 finalists in four categories eligible to the Washington Racing Hall of Fame. Read More...

Paradise Woods tries turf in Osunitas Stakes

DRF | 18 hours ago
For a two-time Grade 1 winner last year, Paradise Woods has been in a rut this season, with losses in two graded stakes at Santa Anita. A move to turf could revive her career. Read More...

Options open for Abel Tasman

DRF | 18 hours ago
Abel Tasman, impressive winner of the Ogden Phipps in her last start on June 9 at Belmont Park, worked six furlongs in 1:12 on Wednesday morning at Del Mar for a start either here or at Saratoga. Read More...

Manuel Ycaza: Fiery On-Track, A Gentleman Off The Track

In my mind's eye, I can still see Manuel Ycaza on Dr. Fager as they wheeled into the clubhouse turn in the Jersey Derby at Garden State Park on May 30, 1967. One of the greatest race horses of all... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

Top trainers well stocked with juveniles for Saratoga

DRF | 18 hours ago
In a span of nine days last summer, the horses who would go on to be voted champion 2-year-old male and champion 2-year-old female debuted at Saratoga. Good Magic lost his debut. Caledonia Road won hers. Read More...

Nonna Madeline takes on Casse’s trio in Schuylerville Stakes

DRF | 19 hours ago
Nine maiden winners from six different tracks as well as a stakes-placed maiden comprise a competitive field of 10 2-year-old fillies entered in Friday's Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville, the first of 61 stakes this summer at Saratoga. Read More...

Three mares and foals bound for Sequel New York killed in van fire

DRF | 19 hours ago
A fire that occurred in a trailer transporting horses from Kentucky to New York on Tuesday killed three mares and their foals, according to the farm where the horses were to be boarded. Read More...

Saratoga Reaccredited by Safety & Integrity Alliance

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Saratoga Race Course, home to one of the world's most prestigious annual race meets, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Read More...

Rebel Stakes Purse Raised to $1 Million for 2019

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Oaklawn Park, which earlier this year announced a significant change to its race dates, turned it up another notch July 18 with news it will raise the purse of the Rebel Stakes (G2) from $900,000 to $1 million for 2019. Read More...

Larry Jones decides to keep his feet on the ground

DRF | 20 hours ago
Larry Jones is finished. Not with training Thoroughbreds, but riding them every morning. Jones long has been known for doing what other trainers his age and weight have rarely done – exercise his own horses. Read More...

Miguel Vasquez making presence felt at summer meet

DRF | 20 hours ago
Miguel Vasquez booted home four winners last Saturday at the Gulfstream Park and once again ranks in the top tier of the local jockey standings. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Need for New Owners

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
While any sports marketing person worth his salt is about creating new fans, what racing desperately needs are new owners. Read More...

TimeformUS Saratoga Horses in Focus for Friday, July 20, 2018

DRF | 21 hours ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Friday's card at Saratoga. Read More...

Ring Weekend begins next career

DRF | 21 hours ago
The very generous and high-level runner Ring Weekend has moved on to a new career and is being trained as an event horse by Olympic Gold Medal winner Phillip Dutton. Read More...

Oaklawn announces $8.8 million stakes program for 2019

DRF | 21 hours ago
Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., will boast two $1 million preps for the Kentucky Derby in 2019 as part of a number of flashy changes to its stakes schedule for a meet that will extend beyond Arkansas Derby Day to May 4. The season starts Jan. 25 and will offer 30 stakes worth a record $8.8 million during the 57-date meet. Read More...

Florida Won seeks repeat at same level

DRF | 21 hours ago
The classy Florida Won prevailed first time off a $40,000 claim in a recent second-level optional claimer and will try to double up at the same level in Friday's Woodbine headliner. Read More...