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Preakness winner Louis Quatorze dies at 24

DRF | 11 hours ago
Louis Quatorze, the winner of the 1996 Preakness Stakes and a perennial top sire in Maryland, died suddenly in his paddock on Feb. 17 at Murmur Farms in Darlington, Md. The 24-year-old son of Sovereign Dancer was buried at Murmur Farms. Read More...

Report from February 2017 New Mexico Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at the Mt. Cristo Rey Room at Sunland Park Racetrack on Thursday, February 19. Read More...

My Bikini Fell Off Wins Peppers Pride Handicap

Brian Mundell’s My Bikini Fell Off, a homebred 6-year-old Elusive Jazz mare, rallied to win the February 19, $85,000 Peppers Pride Handicap (R) for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares at Sunland Park. Read More...

Jockey Shelbi Kurtz Rides First Winner

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Apprentice jockey Shelbi Kurtz, 22, scored her first win Feb. 22, when she guided Fancy Is My Name to a half-length victory in the third race at Turfway Park. Read More...

Louis Quatorze Dies of Heart Attack

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
The 1996 Preakness winner died Feb. 17 and was buried at Murmur Farm. Read More...

Louis Quatorze Dies of Heart Attack

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
The 1996 Preakness winner died Feb. 17 and was buried at Murmur Farm. Read More...

Mind Your Biscuits Set for Gulfstream Park Sprint

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Mind Your Biscuits is scheduled to kick off his 2017 season in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3) Feb. 25. Read More...

Mind Your Biscuits Set for Gulfstream Park Sprint

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Mind Your Biscuits is scheduled to kick off his 2017 season in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3) Feb. 25. Read More...

Fonner: Snow, cold temperatures in forecast for meet opener

DRF | 14 hours ago
Weather permitting, Fonner Park in central Nebraska will present the first of 31 programs with a nine-race card that begins at 2 p.m. Central on Friday. Live racing continues on a Friday-through-Sunday basis through May 6. Read More...

Meadowlands: Friday 2/24 Analysis

DRF | 14 hours ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Friday 2/24 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

International Star Could Add to Fair Grounds Success

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Fans at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots figure to be plenty familiar with most of the starters in the $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap (G3) Saturday, Feb. 25. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 2/24 Analysis

DRF | 15 hours ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Friday 2/24 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 2/24 Analysis

DRF | 15 hours ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 2/24 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Trainer Jim Penney Dies at 82

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Jim Penney, a charter member of the Washington Racing Hall of Fame who saddled a record five Longacres Mile winners, died Feb. 21 at his home in Edgewood, Wash. Read More...

O’Neill runners invade for stakes

DRF | 15 hours ago
Southern California-based trainer Doug O’Neill has entered a pair of notable 3-year-olds for stakes at Sunland Park on Sunday. The $100,000 Mine That Bird Derby is the local stepping-stone to next month’s Grade 3, $800,000 Sunland Derby, and O’Neill has entered Irap. Read More...

Busher a Ruthless Redux

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
The top four finishers of the Jan. 14 Ruthless Stakes, led by winner Yorkiepoo Princess, are entered for Aqueduct's Busher Stakes Feb. 25. The $150,000 race offers 50 points to the winner in the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) standings. Read More...

Guest Suite drills half-mile in final work for Risen Star

DRF | 15 hours ago
Guest Suite, who won the Lecomte Stakes on Jan. 21 in his 3-year-old debut, had his final Risen Star workout on Tuesday, going a half-mile in 48 seconds. On a damp, drizzly morning, trainer Neil Howard did not hesitate to work Guest Suite over a wet, sealed Fair Grounds surface. Read More...

Hersh: Fair Grounds horses to watch for week of Feb. 20

DRF | 15 hours ago
Hersh: Fair Grounds horses to watch for week of Feb. 20 Read More...

Young challengers await Easter Indy in Downthedustyroad

DRF | 16 hours ago
Easter Indy will have to overcome a pair of up-and-coming fillies in Dutch Parrot and I Be Jeannie Be on Friday, when she seeks to win the $100,000 Downthedustyroad for the second year in a row at Oaklawn Park. Read More...

Harness: World champion Mission Brief retired

DRF | 16 hours ago
World champion Mission Brief retired. Read More...

Mo Town, Guest Suite Set for Risen Star Showdown

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
The house horse has held a decided advantage in the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes (G2) in recent years, with three of the last four winners having prior form or being a regular trainee over the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots surface. Read More...

Peck: Tampa Bay horses to watch for week of Feb. 22

DRF | 16 hours ago
DRF handicapper Kenny Peck provides a list of horses to watch at Tampa Bay Downs. Read More...

Cox loaded for stakes on Louisiana Derby Preview Day

DRF | 16 hours ago
Trainer Brad Cox is back in force for Saturday's Louisiana Derby Preview Day, with entrants in every one of the six stakes save the Rachel Alexandra. Read More...

The Week in Photos 2/21/2017

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Barbara Fritchie, Royal Delta, Buena Vista, General George, Bayakoa, Razorback, Southwest, and more. Read More...

Australia: Winx goes for 15th straight win

DRF | 16 hours ago
Winx, the reigning Australian Horse of the Year, will be a massive favorite to win her 15th consecutive start in Saturday’s Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes against males at Royal Randwick Racecourse, outside of Sydney. Read More...

Hovdey: St. Joe Bay could take Kent off Dubai duck

DRF | 16 hours ago
Kent Desormeaux turns 47 on Feb. 27. But for all he has accomplished, which includes three Kentucky Derby trophies and a plaque in the Hall of Fame, Desormeaux has yet to win a race on the Dubai World Cup card, and he has not ridden at Meydan since the Tapeta surface was replaced by dirt in 2015. Read More...

Hastings: Weather delays start of live racing

DRF | 16 hours ago
Due to an inordinate amount of snowfall in Vancouver in early February, opening day at Hastings has been moved back by one week. The 52-day meet was originally scheduled to begin on April 16 but will now start on April 23. Read More...

Derby Watch: Mo Town proving a bargain buy

DRF | 16 hours ago
Trainer Tony Dutrow paid a relatively small price for Mo Town, who went on to win the Remsen Stakes. Now Dutrow is hoping that Mo Town continues paying dividends when he makes his first start as a 3-year-old on Saturday in the Grade 2, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Slew’s Tiznow’s stature as sire soars after El Camino Real Derby

DRF | 17 hours ago
As far as showcase races go, the Grade 3 El Camino Real Derby last weekend at Golden Gate Fields was about as good as it gets for young sire Slew's Tiznow. Read More...

Uncontested to Skip Rebel Stakes

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Uncontested will likely make his next start in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 15 at Oaklawn Park, co-owner Harry Rosenblum said Feb. 22. Read More...

Tiz a Slam early 3-1 favorite for Queen’s Plate

DRF | 17 hours ago
Cup and Saucer Stakes winner Tiz a Slam has been installed as the early 3-1 favorite for the 158th Queen's Plate at Woodbine on July 2. Read More...

Turns out Delgadillo has broken collarbone

DRF | 17 hours ago
Jockey Agapito Delgadillo was found to have a hairline fracture of his collarbone on Tuesday, two days after he was involved in a one-horse spill at Santa Anita and later won the $100,000 Spring Fever Stakes on Cuddle Alert. Read More...

Troubled trip hindered Page McKenney in John Campbell Handicap

DRF | 17 hours ago
Page McKenney emerged unscathed from his adventurous journey in the John B. Campbell Stakes at Laurel Park last Saturday, according to trainer Mary Eppler. Read More...

Stevens on track for March return to saddle

DRF | 17 hours ago
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, out since December after undergoing hip replacement surgery, is moving closer to a comeback. Read More...

John Jones projects to make 2017 return during Pimlico’s meet

DRF | 18 hours ago
John Jones, a two-time stakes winner in Maryland last season, is currently on vacation. “He had a great campaign,” said trainer Lacey Gaudet, 28. “We gave him the winter off down in South Carolina, and he’ll rejoin my stable around April 1. He’ll probably be ready to run at Pimlico.” Read More...

Imperial Hint provides small stable with big win in General George

DRF | 18 hours ago
Parx-based horseman Luis Carvajal Jr. said he was relieved after Imperial Hint won the Grade 3 General George last Saturday at Laurel Park. The win was the first in a graded race for the horse, trainer, and owner Raymond Mamone. Read More...

Inexperience may be bigger obstacle than post 10 for Stretch’s Stone

DRF | 18 hours ago
Stretch's Stone might seem vulnerable to some bettors as one of the favorites in Friday's sixth race at Aqueduct, a $57,000, first-level allowance for New York-bred 3-year-olds, due to landing the far outside post in a field of 10 going 1 1/16 miles. Read More...

Farrell, Valadorna Square Off in Rachel Alexandra

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
Stonestreet Farm's homebred Breeders' Cup runner-up Valadorna takes on Coffeepot Stables' homebred Golden Rod Stakes (G2) romper Farrell in the 1 1/16-mile test. Read More...

Monmouth: Fewer stakes, lower purses for 2017

DRF | 18 hours ago
Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., will run 33 stakes races this year with total purses of $3,725,000, down from 41 stakes scheduled for last year's meet with total purses of $4.65 million, according to a stakes schedule distributed by the track on Wednesday. Read More...

Lady Pamela looks to parlay regal pedigree into solid career

DRF | 18 hours ago
Days after a strong third-place debut by full sibling Lifeline in a maiden race for 3-year-olds, lightly raced Lady Pamela resumes her class ascent Friday at Santa Anita. The 4-year-old Lady Pamela seeks her second career victory going 1 1/4 miles on turf in a first-level optional $40,000 claimer for fillies and mares. Read More...

Enborg goes full speed ahead at UBC qualifier

DRF | 18 hours ago
Eddie Enborg is a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. He’s also an accomplished contest player. Last weekend he punched his ticket for this year’s Ultimate Betting Challenge, a live-bankroll contest to be held at both Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita, via DRF Tournaments. Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Who’s hot, who’s not for Wednesday, Feb. 22

DRF | 18 hours ago
Kentucky Derby: Who's hot, who's not for Friday, Feb. 24 Read More...

McCraken training toward Tampa Bay Derby

DRF | 18 hours ago
McCraken, one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby, is back in a daily training routine at the Palm Meadows training center following his victory in the Feb. 11 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. McCraken is being pointed to a return to Tampa for the March 11 Tampa Bay Derby. Read More...

Game has changed for Jolley, 79, but he’s still a player

DRF | 18 hours ago
LeRoy Jolley can walk virtually unnoticed among the crowd at Gulfstream Park. It wasn't always this way. More than a generation ago, Jolley was the trainer of the moment in much the same way that Chad Brown, Todd Pletcher, and Bob Baffert are today. Read More...

El Areeb Confirmed to Start in Gotham Stakes

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
M M G Stables' multiple grade 3 winner El Areeb will return to Aqueduct Racetrack for his next start in the $300,000 Gotham Stakes (G3) March 4, trainer Cal Lynch confirmed Feb 22. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Horses to watch from Feb. 16 – Feb. 20

DRF | 19 hours ago
Horses to watch from Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Turfway, Horsemen Team to Offer Handicapping Seminar

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Turfway Park and the Kentucky HBPA are teaming up March 3 for Happy Hour Handicapping, an interactive event where people who love racing and horses can learn the basics of playing the races and take a first look at Kentucky Derby contenders.  Read More...

Practical Joke to start off in Fountain of Youth

DRF | 19 hours ago
Practical Joke will make his first start as a 3-year-old in the Grade 2, $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park on March 4, and Jose Ortiz will have the mount, trainer Chad Brown said Wednesday morning. Read More...

Grade 1 Haskell Headlines Monmouth Stakes Schedule

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
With the $1 million, betfair.com Haskell Invitational (G1) leading the way, Monmouth Park will offer a $3,725,000 stakes schedule for the 2017 racing season, which kicks off May 13. Read More...

Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Mo Town

DRF | 20 hours ago
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Mo Town Read More...