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New Round of Casino Bidding OK’d in New York

Blood-Horse | 32 mins ago
A New York casino panel has approved another round of bids for a gaming facility in the Southern Tier region of the state located near Binghamton and just across from the Pennsylvania border. Read More...

Insights on Jockey Club’s Purchase of B-H

Blood-Horse | 45 mins ago
With the Feb. 27 announcement that The Jockey Club has purchased a majority interest in Blood-Horse, Jim Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club, answers questions about the transaction. Read More...

TJC Acquires Majority Interest in Blood-Horse

Blood-Horse | 49 mins ago
The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Feb. 27 that The Jockey Club Information Systems has purchased a majority ownership interest in Blood-Horse magazine. Read More...

Charles Town, Oaklawn Cancel Friday Cards

Blood-Horse | 50 mins ago
Due to winter weather, live racing at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia and at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas has been cancelled for Feb. 27. Read More...

Hammersly: Santa Anita pick three for Saturday, Feb. 28

DRF | 2 hours ago
A contentious edition of the Santa Ysabel Stakes makes a late pick three appealing, particularly since you may be able to have an effective single in the first leg. Read More...

Key Race Report for Friday, Feb. 27

DRF | 2 hours ago
Download a list of horses exiting races where two or more of the competitors have come back to win their next starts. Friday's report features races from Aqueduct, Charles Town, Delta Downs, Fair Grounds, Fonner Park, Golden Gate Fields, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Sam Houston, Los Alamitos, Laurel Park, Oaklawn Park, Penn National, Santa Anita, Kentucky Derby Future Wager, Sunland Park, Tampa Bay Downs, and Turfway Park. Read More...

Live video from DRF Raise Your Game seminar

DRF | 3 hours ago
DRF Raise Your Game seminar, live from Gulfstream. Featuring Mike Watchmaker, Andrew Beyer, Mike Welsch, Dan Illman, and more. Free to DRF Plus and DRF Bets members - check your email for invite and password. Read More...

Twin Engine upsets Lucy’s Bob Boy in Blue Ridge Handicap

DRF | 4 hours ago
Penn National shipper Twin Engine made up a 3 1/2-length deficit in the stretch and survived a stewards’ inquiry and jockey objection to win Thursday night’s $30,000 Blue Ridge Handicap at Charles Town. The big news, however, was the off-the-board finish by West Virginia-bred star Lucy’s Bob Boy. Read More...

The Friday Show: One Tough Ticket Or Ray’s Couch?

For the second consecutive week, the Thoroughbred racing industry is dealing with a major media transaction. As the Paulick Report reported Thursday, the Jockey Club is expected to announce today... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ... Read More...

Jerry Lambert, Jockey Who Won Over 2,500 Races, Dies at 74

Lambert was the regular rider of the Hall of Fame gelding Native Diver, and together they won Hollywood Gold Cups in 1965, ’66 and ’67. Read More...

Harness: Hall of Famer Dave Magee to retire from driving

DRF | 13 hours ago
After a 40-plus years of climbing into the bike, driver Dave Magee has decided to call it quits in order to pursue a new career as a steward at Hoosier Park in Anderson, Indiana. Read More...

Pandolfo: Dube, Callahan staying hot in winter

DRF | 14 hours ago
It's been a cold winter, but nothing can cool off two of the hottest harness drivers in the sport. Dan Dube, driving exclusively at Yonkers Raceway, and Corey Callahan (Dover/Meadowlands), sit one-two on the earnings leaderboard nearly two months into the 2015 season. Read More...

Unlocking Winners: The Return of Daredevil

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Swale Stakes (gr. II). Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 16 hours ago
Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015 7:45 PM ET Godolphin scored a group race double yesterday at Meydan with the consistent duo of Safety Check (Ire) (Dubawi... Read More...

McCarron Named New Trainer at Merryland Farm

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Two-time champion steeplechase jockey Matt McCarron has been named the new trainer at the Pons family's Merryland Farm in Hydes, Md. Read More...

Meadowlands: Saturday 2/28 Analysis

DRF | 19 hours ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Saturday 2/28 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

DRF Plus handicapping reports for Friday, Feb. 27

DRF | 19 hours ago
Download DRF Plus handicapping reports for Friday's races, including DRF Daily GamePlan, the Positive ROI Report, and Key Race Report. Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 2/28 Analysis

DRF | 19 hours ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Saturday 2/28 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Balmoral: Saturday 2/28 Analysis

DRF | 19 hours ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Saturday 2/28 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 2/28 Analysis

DRF | 19 hours ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Saturday 2/28 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Williamstown euthanized at Old Friends

DRF | 19 hours ago
Graded stakes winner Williamstown, a resident of the Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, Ky., was euthanized on Feb. 25 due to complications from the neurological disease equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). The son of Seattle Slew was 25. Read More...

Jockey Club to Purchase Majority Interest in Blood-Horse

TDN | 19 hours ago
Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015 4:27 PM ET According to sources, The Jockey Club will purchase majority interest in Blood-Horse magazine. Read More...

Bill Would Allow Dealers at Indiana Racinos

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
A proposal to ease Indiana's gambling laws, by permitting riverboat casinos to move onto land and allowing live dealers for table games at the state's two racetrack casinos, won approval by a wide margin in the Indiana House. Read More...

Meydan: Favorites prevail in UAE Oaks, Zabeel Mile

DRF | 20 hours ago
Godolphin’s two heavy favorites, Local Time in the UAE Oaks and Safety Check in the Zabeel Mile, both scored comfortable wins on the Thursday night card at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Read More...

Mallard’s Bro shortens up for Nodouble Stakes

DRF | 20 hours ago
Mallard’s Bro will be making a rare start at one turn on Saturday, when he cuts back in distance for the $75,000 Nodouble. He will start as one of the top choices in the six-furlong race for Arkansas-bred colts and geldings age 3 and up on the strength of a sharp allowance win over 1 1/16 miles on Feb. 15. Read More...

Meadowlands: Four upset chances for Harmon on Saturday

DRF | 20 hours ago
The winter weather may be getting some people down but trainer Rob Harmon is taking it in stride. The conditioner has four horses prepped for Saturday’s Meadowlands program and appeared happy with the brief change in conditions on Wednesday. Harmon is prepping Detroit Rapper for Saturday’s $49,000 Charles Singer final and he’s hoping for the best. Read More...

Isn’t He Clever fresh for Curribot

DRF | 20 hours ago
Isn’t He Clever will be giving up recency to all of his rivals Saturday, when he seeks to win his fourth consecutive stakes in the $50,000 Curribot at Sunland Park in New Mexico. The 1 1/16-mile race will be Isn’t He Clever’s first start since November. Read More...

Bourbon Cowboy gets distance test in Black Gold

DRF | 21 hours ago
A pair of $60,000 turf stakes, the Dixie Poker Ace for older Louisiana-breds and the Black Gold Stakes for 3-year-olds, highlight the 10-race Saturday program at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Hovdey: Lambert and horses were on same wavelength

DRF | 21 hours ago
Clyde was slick. Clyde was smooth. Clyde was as cool as the other side of the pillow. Clyde was Jerry Lambert – as in his birthplace of Clyde, Kansas – and he died this week, at age 74. Read More...

Albano uses Maxxam Gold Cup as steppingstone

DRF | 21 hours ago
Trainer Larry Jones will attempt to complete a sweep of the two richest dirt races at Sam Houston Race Park on Saturday night, when he sends out Albano in the $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup. Jones shipped to Texas last month and won the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic with Cassatt, who now is being pointed for the Grade 1 Santa Margarita at Santa Anita. Meanwhile, Albano is a prospect for next month’s Grade 2, $400,000 New Orleans Handicap at Fair Grounds. Read More...

History Challenge: Tom Fool, Native Dancer made their marks in ’53

DRF | 21 hours ago
With the 40th running of the Tom Fool Handicap set for March 7 at Aqueduct, test your knowledge of Native Dancer and Tom Fool. Read More...

McGee: Gulfstream pick five play for Saturday, Feb. 28

DRF | 21 hours ago
If you believe DAREDEVIL (1) lays over the Swale field (R10) on class (like I do), then the horizontal wagers at the end of the Saturday card at Gulfstream become a bit simpler. Read More...

Hoppertunity likely to run in Dubai World Cup

DRF | 21 hours ago
Hoppertunity, who won the Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs last November and was third to Shared Belief and California Chrome in the San Antonio Stakes on Feb. 7, is more likely to have his next race in the $10 million Dubai World Cup than the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap on March 7. Read More...

King: X Y Jet can topple Daredevil in Swale

DRF | 21 hours ago
X Y Jet is a fast horse. He ran a 92 Beyer in finishing a close second in the Hutcheson, and on two other occasions over his last four starts he has posted 88 Beyers. And for those reason he is alternative selection to Daredevil in the Swale Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Baffert: Dortmund is ‘Figuring it Out’

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
It wasn't the fractions that excited Bob Baffert about undefeated Dortmund's workout the morning of Feb. 26 at Santa Anita Park, it was how the massive 3-year-old son of Big Brown handled himself. Read More...

Brother Pat likely to seek early lead

DRF | 21 hours ago
Brother Pat, who has used strong speed to take the first two legs of the Tampa Turf Test, leads an overflow field slated to go to the post Saturday in the 1 1/8-mile starter handicap tilt on the turf as the two divisions of the grass series top an 11-race program. Read More...

Masochistic preps for stakes in comeback sprint

DRF | 21 hours ago
Masochistic, the flashy winner of three consecutive races in 2014 and the runner-up in the Los Alamitos Mile last September, will start as the favorite in a second-level, $62,500 optional claimer at 6 1/2 furlongs Saturday. Read More...

Conspiracy looking for a trip

DRF | 21 hours ago
Though Conspiracy is stepping up in company after a pair of second-place finishes against cheaper, trainer Robert Barbara believes a clean trip is all his horse needs to be competitive in Saturday’s $69,000 allowance feature at Aqueduct. Read More...

Texas Red gets more time to heal

DRF | 22 hours ago
Texas Red, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last November, will remain at a Northern California farm until March 7 while recovering from an abscess in a foot, trainer Keith Desormeaux said on Thursday. Read More...

Greyhound ‘Cessation’ Bill Sends a Warning

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Is West Virginia legislation an indication of what's to come? Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for February 19 to February 22

DRF | 22 hours ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends for February 19 to 22, 2015. Read More...

THS: Swale Stakes

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Fasig-Tipton Swale Stakes this week. The duo discuss Daredevil, Souper Colossal, Senor Grits, and more! Read More...

Local Time Continues Meydan Dominance

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Godolphin Racing's Local Time extended her win streak to six races, including three straight on the dirt at Meydan, with a 4 3/4-length victory over four overmatched 3-year-old fillies in the $250,000 UAE Oaks. Read More...

Premier Ethics puts unbeaten streak on line in Sunshine State Derby

DRF | 23 hours ago
Premier Ethics, a filly who is unbeaten in three starts, is the leading contender in the richest of four stakes on Saturday’s nine-race Quarter Horse card at Hialeah Park. Read More...

Dubawi’s Safety Check Victorious in the Zabeel Mile

TDN | 23 hours ago
Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:57 PM ET 6th at MEY (Meydan Racecourse)G2 Zabeel Mile ($250K)     Winner: Safety Check (Ire) by Dubawi (Ire) Dubawi's Safety Check Victorious in... Read More...

Daredevil cuts back for 3-year-old debut in Swale

DRF | 23 hours ago
Kentucky Derby hopeful Daredevil will make his much-anticipated 3-year-old debut going seven furlongs in Saturday’s Grade 2 Swale at Gulfstream Park. His task will not be an easy one as the Champagne winner will line up against a strong field that includes the top contenders Souper Colossal, X Y Jet, and Ready for Rye. Read More...

North Dakota May Owe Bankrupt ADW Millions

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
The U.S. Court of Appeals this month upheld a U.S. District Court's ruling that the state should not have collected millions of dollars from the estate of the bankrupt account-deposit wagering outlet Racing Services Inc. Read More...

Kentucky Derby pedigree profiles: Khozan

DRF | 23 hours ago
Khozan's talent ceiling has yet to be discovered – however, if there’s one area where the colt has no vulnerabilities, it’s his pedigree. Read More...

Big Problems: Future Seems Bleak For Racing In Texas

I’m not the only one who let my imagination run wild in 1987 when the Texas legislature authorized a state-wide referendum to bring pari-mutuel racing back to the Lone Star state. After all, this was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Positive ROI Report for Thursday, Feb. 26

DRF | 24 hours ago
Download positive ROI trainer statistics for Thursday's cards at Aqueduct, Charles Town, Delta Downs, Fair Grounds, Golden Gate, Gulfstream Park, Oaklawn Park, Penn National, Santa Anita, and Tampa Bay Downs. The report features top trainer angles, top trainer/jockey combinations, and profitable betting angles based on a trainer's record in similar situations. Read More...