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Yonkers: Bit Of A Legend N honored

DRF | 8 hours ago
Yonkers Raceway bid adieu to one of its favorites, Bit Of A Legend N. Read More...

Yonkers: Bit Of A Legend N honored

DRF | 8 hours ago
Yonkers Raceway bid adieu to one of its favorites, Bit Of A Legend N. Read More...

Meadowlands: Pat Berry notches win No. 4,000

DRF | 8 hours ago
Driver Pat Berry reached a milestone victory plateau and one of the Meadowlands’ more popular wagers resulted in a giant payoff in action at the mile oval Saturday night. Read More...

Meadowlands: Pat Berry notches win No. 4,000

DRF | 8 hours ago
Driver Pat Berry reached a milestone victory plateau and one of the Meadowlands’ more popular wagers resulted in a giant payoff in action at the mile oval Saturday night. Read More...

Bank On Shea Wins NY Stallion Series Stakes at Aqueduct

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Owner Danny Shea has a rather simple formula for success that paid off rather handsomely in one of the two richest races this winter at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Nao Da Mais Wins Pellegrini and Breeders’ Cup Berth

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Haras Phillipson's 3-year-old homebred Nao Da Mais, a three-time group 1 winner in Brazil, was sent to Argentina and made his biggest career score in the Dec. 14 Gran Premio International Carlos Pellegrini (G1). Read More...

Amador, Couton Suspended 30 Days For Whip Hand-Off

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Northern California stewards have suspended jockeys Silvio Amador and Julien Couton for 30 calendar days due to an exchange of the riding crop between the two that occurred during the sixth race at Golden Gate Fields Dec. 12. Read More...

Pound for Pound Wins Louisiana Champions Day Classic

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Israel Flores Horses' Pound for Pound edged Trevilion to take the Louisiana Champions Day Classic, giving trainer Andrea Ancil Ali his first stakes win and jockey Aubrie Green her first black-type win Dec. 14 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Vanzzy Wires Field to Win Display Stakes

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Vanzzy led all the way in the CA$105,800 (US$80,348) Display Stakes for 2-year-olds Dec. 14 during the abbreviated penultimate program of the 2019 Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine. Read More...

Princess Vivian flies home for Bear Fan Stakes upset

DRF | 12 hours ago
Princess Vivian ($45.80), the second-longest shot in Saturday's $75,000 Bear Fan Stakes at Golden Gate Fields, helped trainer Sergio Ledezma enjoy an even happier birthday celebration Saturday. Read More...

Princess Vivian flies home for Bear Fan Stakes upset

DRF | 12 hours ago
Princess Vivian ($45.80), the second-longest shot in Saturday's $75,000 Bear Fan Stakes at Golden Gate Fields, helped trainer Sergio Ledezma enjoy an even happier birthday celebration Saturday. Read More...

War Story Wins Harlan’s Holiday; Prince Lucky Injured

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Making his first start for trainer Elizabeth Dobles, War Story ran himself back into the winner's circle in the $100,000 Harlan's Holiday Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream and potentially into the starting gate for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). Read More...

Instilled Regard Rewards Patience in Ft. Lauderdale

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
A $1.05 million purchase at auction, Instilled Regard rewarded owner Larry Best's faith Dec. 14 with a victory in the $200,000 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (G2T) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Cholula Lips pulls away in stretch of Soviet Problem Stakes

DRF | 13 hours ago
Cholula Lips had a new rider in Tyler Baze for Saturday’s $101,053 Soviet Problem Stakes for California-bred 2-year-old fillies at Los Alamitos. The Cholula Lips-Baze team performed like a well-rehearsed duo. Read More...

Cholula Lips pulls away in stretch of Soviet Problem Stakes

DRF | 13 hours ago
Cholula Lips had a new rider in Tyler Baze for Saturday’s $101,053 Soviet Problem Stakes for California-bred 2-year-old fillies at Los Alamitos. The Cholula Lips-Baze team performed like a well-rehearsed duo. Read More...

Minit to Stardom promoted to win after DQ in Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint

DRF | 13 hours ago
Favored Minit to Stardom won the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint, but only after Midnight Fantasy was disqualified from first to second for interference in the final furlong. Read More...

Minit to Stardom promoted to win after DQ in Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint

DRF | 13 hours ago
Favored Minit to Stardom won the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint, but only after Midnight Fantasy was disqualified from first to second for interference in the final furlong. Read More...

Ninety One Assault times run perfectly in Louisiana Champions Day Turf

DRF | 14 hours ago
Ninety One Assault isn’t an easy horse to ride. He’ll let you wait too long to make a move if that’s the way a race plays out, but make the lead too early with Ninety One Assault and he’ll wait on other horses. Shaun Bridgmohan has his number. Five times in 29 starts has Ninety One Assault finished first. Bridgmohan now has four wins from five times sitting on his back after delivering a textbook ride to win the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Turf on Saturday at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Ninety One Assault times run perfectly in Louisiana Champions Day Turf

DRF | 14 hours ago
Ninety One Assault isn’t an easy horse to ride. He’ll let you wait too long to make a move if that’s the way a race plays out, but make the lead too early with Ninety One Assault and he’ll wait on other horses. Shaun Bridgmohan has his number. Five times in 29 starts has Ninety One Assault finished first. Bridgmohan now has four wins from five times sitting on his back after delivering a textbook ride to win the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Turf on Saturday at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Jockeys Couton, Amador given 30-day bans for sharing whip during race

DRF | 14 hours ago
Jockeys Julien Couton and Silvio Amador have been suspended 30 calendar days after an incident in Thursday’s sixth race at Golden Gate Fields in which Amador aided Couton by giving away his whip in the stretch. Read More...

Jockeys Couton, Amador given 30-day bans for sharing whip during race

DRF | 14 hours ago
Jockeys Julien Couton and Silvio Amador have been suspended 30 calendar days after an incident in Thursday’s sixth race at Golden Gate Fields in which Amador aided Couton by giving away his whip in the stretch. Read More...

Pound for Pound gives trainer first stakes win in Louisiana Champions Day Classic

DRF | 14 hours ago
Pound for Pound gave jockey Aubrie Green one of the biggest wins of her career and trainer Andrea Ali his first stakes victory, beating Trevilion by a half-length Saturday at Fair Grounds in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic. Read More...

Pound for Pound gives trainer first stakes win in Louisiana Champions Day Classic

DRF | 14 hours ago
Pound for Pound gave jockey Aubrie Green one of the biggest wins of her career and trainer Andrea Ali his first stakes victory, beating Trevilion by a half-length Saturday at Fair Grounds in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic. Read More...

Pink Sands Rallies Last to First in Rampart Stakes

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Gainesway Stable and Andrew Rosen's Pink Sands rallied from last and ran down frontrunning Cookie Dough to capture her first graded score in the $100,000 Rampart Stakes (G3) Dec. 14 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Bank On Shea Takes $500,000 NY Stallion Series Stakes

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Owner Danny Shea has a rather simple formula for success that paid off rather handsomely in one of the two richest races this winter at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

War Story rallies for upset in Harlan’s Holiday Stakes

DRF | 14 hours ago
The 7-year-old War Story added to his already impressive resume and substantial bankroll while likely earning himself a start in the rich Pegasus World Cup Invitational after rallying to a 1 1/2-length victory over 28-1 Phat Man in Saturday’s $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

War Story rallies for upset in Harlan’s Holiday Stakes

DRF | 14 hours ago
The 7-year-old War Story added to his already impressive resume and substantial bankroll while likely earning himself a start in the rich Pegasus World Cup Invitational after rallying to a 1 1/2-length victory over 28-1 Phat Man in Saturday’s $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Instilled Regard breaks through in Fort Lauderdale Stakes

DRF | 15 hours ago
Instilled Regard became a Grade 2 winner for the first time when rallying from between horses to register a hard-fought half-length decision over Admission Office in Saturday’s hotly contested renewal of the $200,000 Fort Lauderdale at Gulfstream Park. The Fort Lauderdale was the richest of five stakes, four of them graded, on the card. Read More...

Instilled Regard breaks through in Fort Lauderdale Stakes

DRF | 15 hours ago
Instilled Regard became a Grade 2 winner for the first time when rallying from between horses to register a hard-fought half-length decision over Admission Office in Saturday’s hotly contested renewal of the $200,000 Fort Lauderdale at Gulfstream Park. The Fort Lauderdale was the richest of five stakes, four of them graded, on the card. Read More...

Chimney Rock dominates Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile

DRF | 15 hours ago
Chimney Rock smoked Louisiana-bred competition Saturday at Fair Grounds, dropping in class from the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint into the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile and crushing his rivals by 6 1/2 lengths. Read More...

Bank On Shea gets up at wire in Great White Way division of New York Stallion Stakes

DRF | 15 hours ago
When things are going as well they have been for trainer Jason Servis, you catch all the breaks and win all the photos. Saturday, at Aqueduct, the Servis-trained Bank On Shea benefitted from a little immaturity from favored Dream Bigger and won a close photo by a nose in the $500,000 Great White Way division of the New York Stallion Stakes series at Aqueduct. It was 3 3/4 lengths back to Captain Bombastic in third. Read More...

Woodbine Cancels Remainder of Dec. 14 Card

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Following the first three races Dec. 14, Woodbine was forced to cancel the remainder of Saturday's 12-race card due to inclement weather conditions in the Toronto area. Read More...

Former Claimer Lady’s Island Wires Sugar Swirl Field

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
A claimer just last year, Lady's Island now can be called something else—a graded stakes winner—after leading throughout in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park Dec. 14. Read More...

Mitchell Road Returns to Winning Ways in My Charmer

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Mitchell Road enjoyed a bit of class relief and used her natural speed to establish control early in the $100,000 My Charmer Stakes Dec. 14 at Gulfstream Park, factors that combined to guide her to the winner's circle. Read More...

Jose Ortiz sweeps My Charmer and Rampart

DRF | 16 hours ago
Jockey Jose Ortiz used dramatically different tactics but got the same results Saturday in winning back-to-back filly-mare stakes at Gulfstream Park. Ortiz had Mitchell Road on the lead throughout the My Charmer on turf, then returned some 30 minutes later to win the Rampart on the main track with a torrid last-to-first rally aboard Pink Sands. Read More...

Mister Appolitical wins Southern California Derby by landslide

DRF | 17 hours ago
Mister Appolitical ended his autumn campaign unbeaten in four starts after an impressive win in Friday’s $168,700 Southern California Derby at Los Alamitos. Read More...

Lady’s Island proves fastest of the fast in Sugar Swirl Stakes

DRF | 17 hours ago
The old handicapping adage “the speed of the speed” certainly applied to Saturday’s $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Lady’s Island led her eight rivals on a merry chase en route to an easy 6 ¾-length victory over Kentucky invader Meadow Dance in the Grade 3 dash for fillies and mares. Read More...

Vanzzy handles snow and Tapeta like a champ in Display Stakes; rest of card canceled

DRF | 17 hours ago
Vanzzy went straight to the front over the snowy Tapeta surface and never looked back to take the $105,800 Display Stakes over the favored Elusive Knight at Woodbine Saturday. Read More...

J P’s Delight, Jackson win Florida Sire Stakes

DRF | 18 hours ago
J P’s Delight and Jackson, both using clean trips from outside posts, dominated their respective divisions in a pair of $125,000 state-bred stakes that highlighted the Saturday action at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla. Read More...

Decrypt using handicap as prep for possible run at Hong Kong classics

DRF | 1 day ago
There are big hopes pinned to the little gray horse Decrypt, who makes his Hong Kong debut Sunday in the featured eighth race. Read More...

Dayton: Northfield drivers come out on top in charity challenge

DRF | 1 day ago
Team Northfield Park members Kurt Sugg and Greg Grismore both scored driving doubles to lead their squad to a convincing 507-445 triumph in the initial "Buckeye Battle" at Hollywood Dayton--benefitting the Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund. Read More...

Woodbine Mohawk Park: Jamieson reaches 8,000 wins

DRF | 1 day ago
Driver Jody Jamieson became the newest member of the 8,000 win club on Friday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Read More...

Maryland JC Pays Tribute to ‘Backstretch Heroes’

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Maryland Jockey Club has launched a campaign to recognize the people whose passion and work behind the scenes play a large part in that success. Read More...

Santa Anita Gets First-Ever Standing PET Scan Machine

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The first-ever standing positron emission tomography scan machine has been installed at Santa Anita to aid in diagnosing equine lamenesses before they become catastrophic. Read More...

Harness: Call to join forces to protect our horses

DRF | 2 days ago
Today it is time that we stand as one voice for our horses. Today is the day that we are announcing the formation of a new Alliance for the protection of U.S. horses from shipment to Canada and Mexico for slaughter for human consumption. Read More...

Taylor Made’s Casting Crowns Wins Inaugural Pitons Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club kicked off an ambitious program of international racing Dec. 13 at its new track on the south of the Caribbean Island as a horse representing Taylor Made Farm landed the inaugural running of the $150,000 Pitons Cup. Read More...

Veteran Stallion Peppered Cat Relocated to Louisiana

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Peppered Cat has been purchased privately by Perry and Denise Martin of Martin Racing and relocated from California to stand at Val Murrell's Clear Creek Stud in Louisiana for the 2020 breeding season. Read More...