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Rail Rally Propels Hard Not to Like to Gamely Glory

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Monday, May 25, 2015 7:35 PM ET 8th at SAX (Santa Anita)GI Gamely S.     Winner: Hard Not to Like by Hard Spun Hard Not to Like (Hard Spun) earns her second career GI victory ... Read More...

Gierkink’s Woodbine horses to watch for week of May 25

DRF | 1 day ago
Ron Gierkink's horses to watch at Woodbine for the week of May 25. Read More...

Hard Not to Like rides rail to win Gamely

DRF | 1 day ago
The situation was desperate. Hard Not to Like was roaring with energy in deep stretch of Monday’s $300,000 Gamely Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita, but she was stuck behind rivals with the finish line looming. Read More...

Richard Mulhall Passes Away

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Monday, May 25, 2015 6:46 PM ET Richard Mulhall, former racing manager for Ahmed Salman's The Thoroughbred Corp., died Monday after lengthy illness Read More...

Hard Not to Like Skims Rail, Takes Gamely

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Speedway Stable's Hard Not to Like showed a liking for the Santa Anita Park turf course with a come-from-behind victory in the $300,000 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) on the grass May 25. Read More...

Lubash beats familiar foes in Kingston

DRF | 1 day ago
It’s no longer a matter of who the top three finishers will be in New York-bred turf stakes; it’s just a matter of what order they’ll finish in when they all run. Read More...

Bright Town gets easy win in First Lady

DRF | 1 day ago
Bright Town was prominent throughout for a 4 1/2-length victory over 4-5 favorite Haveyougoneaway in the $50,000 First Lady Handicap on Monday at Ruidoso Downs. Teardrop and Popalicious finished in a dead-heat for third in the race that was scratched down to four starters. There was no show wagering. Read More...

More Than Even prevails in RPDC Classic Distaff

DRF | 1 day ago
More Than Even improved her Will Rogers Downs record to 6 for 8 on Monday, darting to a 1 1/4-length win over Lingering Smoke in the $53,000 RPDC Classic Distaff. It was another 6 1/2 lengths back to Ocean Ahumin in third. Read More...

Street Story Flies to Winning Colors Win

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Whispering Oaks Farm's Street Story easily went by favored Spring Included to take the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III) May 25 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Sherrifa scores upset in Critical Eye Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Linda Rice won the Critical Eye Stakes for the second straight year. Last year, it was expected. This year, not so much. Read More...

Monmouth Reports Strong Memorial Day Weekend

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Monmouth Park reported strong gains in pari-mutuel handle and record attendance for its three-day Memorial Day weekend May 23-25. Read More...

Kenzadargent cruises in Miss Liberty Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Kenzadargent hinted at her potential last summer after being imported from her native France, nicely winning back-to-back optional-claiming races. After she came up short as the favorite in the $200,000 Pebbles Stakes in October, trainer Chad Brown gave her the winter off. Read More...

Mulhall, Former Racing Manager, Dies at 76

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Richard Mulhall, a former trainer and racing manager of The Thoroughbred Corp., died May 25 at his home in Monrovia, Calif., following a lengthy illness, officials with Santa Anita Park publicity department said. He was 76. Read More...

Street Story splashes home first in Winning Colors

DRF | 1 day ago
Getting a perfect outside stalking trip under Florent Geroux, Street Story splashed clear of the opposition in the final furlong Monday in capturing the 12th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Empire Dreams Rallies to Win Commentator

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
West Point Thoroughbreds' Empire Dreams scored the biggest win of his career when he took the $200,000 Commentator Handicap at Belmont Park May 25. Read More...

Distinctiv Passion by a neck in Los Angeles Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Distinctiv Passion had a friendly homecoming in Monday’s $98,000 Los Angeles Stakes at Santa Anita, his first race since a disappointing trip to Dubai in March. Read More...

Quezon returns in style with Bouwerie Stakes win

DRF | 2 days ago
It was not by design that the stakes-winning juvenile filly Quezon didn’t make her 3-year-old debut until Monday at Belmont Park. A few minor things occurred this winter in south Florida that prevented Quezon from being put back in training in early January as planned. Read More...

Quezon Returns a Winner at Belmont

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Monday, May 25, 2015 4:45 PM ET 7th at BEL (Belmont Park)Bouwerie S.     Winner: Quezon by Tiz Wonderful Quezon (Tiz Wonderful) wins the restricted Bouwerie S. in her sophomor... Read More...

Tioga: J K She’salady prevails in seasonal debut

DRF | 2 days ago
Shake It Cerry, Doo Wop Hanover also dominated in Stakes action Monday Afternoon at Tioga downs. Read More...

Distinctiv Passion Wires Field in Los Angeles

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Distinctiv Passion, in his first start since an off-the-board finish in Dubai in late March, popped the gate and never looked back en route to victory in the $100,000 Los Angeles Stakes (gr. III) May 25 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Ostrolenka cruises to victory in Mike Lee

DRF | 2 days ago
Ostrolenka continued his winning ways, registering a decisive two-length victory over the late-running Good Luck Gus in Monday’s $125,000 Mike Lee Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

Top-Quality Catalog for JRHA Select Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
There are 244 yearlings and 241 weanlings cataloged for the Japan Racing Horse Association July select sale, set for July 13-14 at Northern Horse Park near New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido. Read More...

Dinerman New Emerald Downs Announcer

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Emerald Downs announced May 25 that 22-year-old Matt Dinerman has been hired as track announcer through the remainder of the 2015 season. Read More...

Richard Mulhall, trainer and racing manager, dies at 76

DRF | 2 days ago
Richard Mulhall, a trainer who gained prominence in the late 1990s and early 2000s as a racing manager for The Thoroughbred Corp., died at his home in Monrovia, Calif. on Monday. Read More...

Filly First Winner for Twirling Candy

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Queen of Silence scored a tenacious neck victory in her career debut May 25 in the second race at Gulfstream Park, fighting off rivals late and becoming the first winner for Twirling Candy. Read More...

Empire Dreams appropriate winner of Commentator

DRF | 2 days ago
Perhaps it makes sense that when Big Apple Showcase Day is held at Belmont Park on Memorial Day, a horse named Empire Dreams, an offspring of the stallion Patriot Act, wins the day’s most prestigious event. Read More...

Invading Humor rides rail to Mount Vernon win

DRF | 2 days ago
Invading Humor slipped up the rail under a perfectly judged ride by Rajiv Maragh to best defending champion Mah Jong Maddnes by two lengths in Monday’s $125,000 Mount Vernon Stakes, the first of six stakes races on New York Showcase Day at Belmont Park. Read More...

Twirling Candy Gets First Winner at Gulfstream

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Monday, May 25, 2015 1:57 PM ET 2nd at GPX (Gulfstream Park)Maiden Special Weight     Winner: Queen of Silence by Twirling Candy Queen of Silence gives sire Twirling Candy his... Read More...

Unbeaten Karpino Romps in German Guineas

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Pearl Bloodstock's unbeaten Karpino overwhelmed nine overmatched rivals May 25 at Cologne in capturing the Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen (Ger-II, German Two Thousand Guineas) and stamped his ticket to the German Derby (Ger-I). Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 5/27 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 5/27 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Californians flying in for Penn Mile

DRF | 2 days ago
Ocho Ocho Ocho and Papacoolpapacool are en route from Southern California to Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pa., today. Both 3-year-olds will be entered Wednesday for the Grade 3, $500,000 Penn Mile next Saturday. Read More...

Hushion spends weekend at the barn

DRF | 2 days ago
As fellow trainer Linda Rice said Monday morning, Mike Hushion was “a sight for sore eyes” at Belmont Park over the weekend. Read More...

Clement hits $100 million in earnings

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Christophe Clement over the weekend became the 15th trainer in North America to surpass the $100 million mark in purse earnings. Read More...

Untapable buckles down for work

DRF | 2 days ago
When Untapable worked at Belmont Park on May 18, trainer Steve Asmussen felt she was distracted. On Monday, when Untapable worked again for the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps, she was all business. Read More...

American Pharoah ‘Went Great’ in Slop at CD

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah continued his training for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) by galloping 1 1/4 miles on a sloppy Churchill Downs main track May 25. Read More...

Gulfstream Starter Bonus Tied to Field Size

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Gulfstream Park will offer horsemen a $250 starter bonus tied to field size beginning July 1. Read More...

Gulfstream offers participation bonus to trainers

DRF | 2 days ago
Gulfstream Park has announced new incentives designed to lure more horses and horsemen to south Florida for the summer. Read More...

Record Average at MM Weanling Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Average price reached an auction record Aus$60,000 (US$46,958) on the final day of the Magic Millions National weanling sale May 25, when a Snitzel filly was purchased for a session-topping $310,000 ($242,620). Read More...

Cape Cross’s Karpino Stays Unbeaten With German Guineas Score

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Monday, May 25, 2015 12:17 PM ET 8th at COL (COLOGNE)G2 Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen (German 2000 Guineas - ?153k)     Winner: Karpino (Ger) by Cape Cross (Ire) Cape Cross's Karpino St... Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 5/26 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Tuesday Afternoon 5/26 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Connections roll the dice with Conquest Curlinate

DRF | 2 days ago
After solid second-place performances in the Illinois Derby and Peter Pan Stakes, Conquest Curlinate has proven to trainer Mark Casse and his owners that he is worthy of a Triple Crown race. Read More...

Excaper to defend Connaught Cup title

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Ian Black said Excaper is set for the Grade 2 Connaught Cup Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday after posting a bullet four-furlong work in 46.80 seconds on the turf training track here Sunday. Read More...

Conquest Harlanate likely to go in Alywow

DRF | 2 days ago
Canada’s champion juvenile filly of 2014, Conquest Harlanate, is getting close to making her 2015 local debut after breezing five furlongs in 59.80 seconds on the turf training track here Sunday. Read More...

Danzig Moon eyes Plate Trial

DRF | 2 days ago
After running sixth in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 16, Danzig Moon will be pointed toward the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes at Woodbine on June 14, trainer Mark Casse said. Read More...

Go Max favored to get elusive second win

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Joan Petrowski can count on Go Max showing up with another solid performance at Northlands Park on Wednesday evening. After all, there really isn’t a poor effort in his 13-race career. What she can’t be sure of is whether it will be good enough to win the six-furlong, first-level allowance race that headlines the first midweek card of the meet. Post time for the first of seven races is 6:30 p.m. Mountain, with the $17,600 feature carded as race 2. Read More...

Hersh: How I’d play Belmont Park for Monday, May 25

DRF | 2 days ago
Few standouts in the stakes races, but plan to single KHARAFA in the late pick 4, and lean heavily on CHRYSOLITE to start off the early pick 4 and OSTROLENKA to end it. Read More...

Bergman: Bobs Hope carries big hopes for Beeckman stable

DRF | 2 days ago
Jimmy Takter's powerful stable is always on display but it's an unknown youngster from conditioner Randy Beeckman that may be getting some attention. Read More...

American Pharoah at Churchill Downs May 25

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
American Pharoah gets bath after galloping over a sloppy track on May 24, 2015 at Churchill Downs in preparation for the Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Trip Notes for May 24-25: Louisville Handicap, Charles Whittingham

DRF | 2 days ago
Trip Notes by Michael Hammersly for races on May 23-24. Read More...

Training For The Triple Crown: An Historical Perspective

Bob Baffert, trainer of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah, was scheduled to fly to Louisville, Ky., on Monday night to check in on the Zayat Stables’ homebred son of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...