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SirePowered Results: Speightstown

DRF | 19 hours ago
WinStar Farm unveiled a promising runner on Friday at Keeneland when homebred Speightster rolled by seven lengths in his career debut. The 3-year-old colt is a son of champion sprinter Speightstown, who stands at the Versailles, Ky., farm. Read More...

Jockey Carr hospitalized after head injury

DRF | 20 hours ago
Jockey Dennis Carr was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif., after sustaining a blow to the back of his head when unseated by 3-year-old gelding Sharpton in the starting gate prior to Sunday’s fifth race. Read More...

Former jockey Stortz earns first training win

DRF | 20 hours ago
Former jockey Marcia Stortz earned her first victory as a trainer Sunday at Golden Gate Fields when Blazing Mojave held off the late charge of All Magic to with a six-furlong, $12,500 maiden claimer by a head. Read More...

Trip Notes for April 18-19: Elkhorn, Charles Town Classic, Illinois Derby and more…

DRF | 1 day ago
Trip Notes for April 18-19: Elkhorn, Charles Town Classic, Illinois Derby and more by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2015 9:53 PM ET Colorado-bred Get Happy Mister (First Samurai) upset the field in Sunday's GIII San Simeon S. to give... Read More...

Latest Kentucky Derby, Oaks Contenders Lists

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
With the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) picture changing daily, here is a look at the latest lists of contenders for those two races. Read More...

Steiner Wins No. 1,000 on First Emerald Mount

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Jockey Joe Steiner rode his 1,000th career winner April 19 at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Bejarano, Hollendorfer Take SA Meet Titles

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Jockey Rafael Bejarano and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer ranked atop the respective jockey and trainer standings when Santa Anita Park concluded is 68-day winter meet April 19. Read More...

Kiaran McLaughlin A Hero to Be Proud Of

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Peter Beagle wrote in The Last Unicorn, "Great heroes need great sorrow and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale." Read More...

U S Marshal Upstages Decision Day in Wando

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
U S. Marshal dispatched Queen's Plate hopeful Decision Day in the final furlong and won the $100,000 Wando Stakes April 19 at Woodbine. Read More...

Carr Sent to Hospital After GGF Mishap

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Jockey Dennis Carr was transported to Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif. April 19 after sustaining an injury prior to the fifth race at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Get Happy Mister Scores in San Simeon

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Get Happy Mister, who has dominated at Arapahoe Park, liked the Southern California grass just fine Sunday, winning the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 19 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

NZ Industry Figure Philip Vela Dies

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Philip Vela, an influential figure in the New Zealand Thoroughbred industry, died April 18 surrounded by family at his home in Te Kowhai. Read More...

Get Happy Mister Surprises in the GIII San Simeon S.

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2015 6:54 PM ET 7th at SAX (Santa Anita)GIII San Simeon S. ($100K)     Winner: Get Happy Mister by First Samurai Get Happy Mister (First Samurai) gets his fi... Read More...

Milestones galore in Get Happy Mister’s San Simeon victory

DRF | 1 day ago
Pick a participant involved with Get Happy Mister’s win in Sunday’s $100,500 San Simeon Stakes at Santa Anita and there was a milestone to celebrate. Read More...

Meet opens amid heavy competition

DRF | 1 day ago
Indiana Grand Racecourse commences its 2015 racing season Tuesday, with a new summer date for the Indiana Derby, a stable and attractive purse structure, and one nagging issue that won’t go away anytime soon. Read More...

Texas Red Could Be Back in Action in May

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Texas Red could get back to training in May, trainer Keith Desormeaux said April 19. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Apr. 13 – Apr. 15

DRF | 1 day ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Northfield, Meadows, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from Apr. 14 – Apr. 15

DRF | 1 day ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Mohawk: Monday 4/20 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 4/20 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 4/20 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Monday 4/20 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Duramente wins Japanese 2000 Guineas

DRF | 1 day ago
Duramente won the first stakes of his career in Sunday’s $1,700,824 Japanese 2000 Guineas at Nakayama Racecourse, giving international jockey Mirco Demuro his first Grade 1 win in Japan since he began riding regularly in the country last month. Read More...

Willow Hills Remains Perfect at Keeneland

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2015 4:45 PM ET 7th at KEE (Keeneland)Alw, NW1X ($60K)     Winner: Willow Hills by Distorted Humor Distorted Humor's Willow Hills won an allowance at Keenela... Read More...

Hong Kong HOY Ambitious Dragon Retired

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Ambitious Dragon, one of the greatest runners in the history of Hong Kong racing, has been retired. Read More...

Kitten’s Roar a First-Out Winner at Gulfstream

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2015 4:34 PM ET 7th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)Msw ($43K)     Winner: Kitten's Roar by Kitten's Joy Kitten's Roar (Kitten's Joy) wins at Gulfstream Park Read More...

U S Marshal notches first stakes victory in Wando

DRF | 1 day ago
U S Marshal notched his first stakes under an astute ride from David Moran in Sunday’s $102,800 Wando Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Aqueduct’s Sixth Goes to Sentiero Italia

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2015 4:20 PM ET 6th at AQU (Aqueduct)Msw ($70K)     Winner: Sentiero Italia by Medaglia d'Oro Medaglia d'Oro's Sentiero Italia gives Godolphin another win at... Read More...

Aztec Brave gives trainer Sharp first New York victory

DRF | 1 day ago
Aztec Brave helped make trainer Joe Sharp a winner in his debut on the New York Racing Association circuit, taking Sunday’s $100,000 Danger’s Hour at Aqueduct by 1 1/4 lengths. Read More...

Kentucky Derby Notes, April 19

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A look at some of the horses training toward the first jewel of the Triple Crown. Read More...

Allidoisdreamofyou Off the Mark at Keeneland

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2015 4:02 PM ET 6th at KEE (Keeneland)Msw ($58K)     Winner: Allidoisdreamofyou by Street Sense Allidoisdreamofyou (Street Sense) takes the sixth at Keeneland. Read More...

KY Oaks Hopeful Shook Up Sharp in CD Workout

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Regis Racing's Shook Up tuned-up for her planned run in the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) with a sparkling five-furlong work April 19 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Handle down 7 percent at California tracks

DRF | 1 day ago
Handle figures at racetracks throughout California were down 7 percent in March, pushing the year-to-date data into negative territory for the first time this year, according to a report delivered April 16 at the California Horse Racing Board at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Borel Named to Ride El Kabeir in KY Derby

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Calvin Borel, who has won on Zayat Stables' colt, will be back aboard at Churchill, replacing C.C. Lopez Read More...

Wonder Gal, Sweet Reason work toward Kentucky stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
The connections of Wonder Gal still would like to run in the $1 million Kentucky Oaks but understand they will need a lot of help to get in. Read More...

Papacoolpapacool headed to Penn Mile

DRF | 1 day ago
Papacoolpapacool extended his winning streak to three races in Saturday’s $79,750 La Puente Stakes, a victory that will lead to a start in the $500,000 Penn Mile for 3-year-olds on turf at Penn National on May 30. Read More...

Invincible Spirit Filly No Joke In Curragh Unveiling

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2015 3:04 PM ET 1st at CGH (CURRAGH)Mdn (?16.5k)     Winner: Mimicking (Ire) by Invincible Spirit (Ire) Mimicking (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) wins first ... Read More...

Queen of the Sand will point to Gamely Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Queen of the Sand, who won the first graded stakes of her career in the Grade 1 Santa Barbara Handicap, will have her second start in a Grade 1 race in the $300,000 Gamely Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf for fillies and mares May 25. Read More...

Shared Belief to Undergo Nuclear Scan

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Shared Belief will undergo a nuclear scan April 19, said Dan Ward, assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Read More...

Diversy Harbor will undergo surgery for sesamoid injuries

DRF | 1 day ago
Diversy Harbor was transported to the Alamo Pintado Equine Clinic in Los Olivos, Calif., on Sunday morning, a day after she was pulled up with sesamoid injuries in the $151,000 Santa Barbara Handicap at Santa Anita. Read More...

Whiskey Ticket likely to skip Triple Crown races after Illinois Derby win

DRF | 1 day ago
That the Illinois Derby no longer is a true prep for any Triple Crown race, much less the Kentucky Derby, was emphasized this weekend by the fact that neither the winner of Saturday’s race, Whiskey Ticket, nor the horse he nosed out in victory, Conquest Curlinate, is nominated to the Triple Crown. Read More...

Duramente Storms Home in Japanese Guineas

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Regally bred Duramente unfurled a dramatic closing kick from the back and won the Satsuki Sho (Jpn-I, Japanese Two Thousand Guineas) April 19 at Nakayama from Real Steel, who defeated him last time out. Read More...

Mrs. Hudson Graduates at Aqueduct

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2015 1:41 PM ET 1st at AQU (Aqueduct)Msw ($70K)     Winner: Mrs. Hudson by Street Cry (Ire) Mrs. Hudson (Street Cry {Ire}) gains 'TDN Rising Star' status whe... Read More...

El Kabeir in Sharp Drill for Kentucky Derby

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Zayat Stables' Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contender El Kabeir turned in a sharp five-furlong work in 1:00.18 at Belmont Park April 19. Read More...

Lone Star Cancels Part of April 18 Race Card

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
For the second consecutive night, part of the night race card at Lone Star Park was canceled due to a line of thunderstorms that moved through the Dallas, Texas, area April 18. Read More...

I’m a Chatterbox Works Toward Kentucky Oaks

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) winner I'm a Chatterbox continued her preparations for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) with a five-furlong workout in 1:01 1/5 at Keeneland Race Course the morning of April 19. Read More...

Bejarano will ride Bolo in Kentucky Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
The first fallout from the injury to One Lucky Dane occurred on Sunday, when Keith Brackpool, a co-owner of Bolo, announced via Twitter that Rafael Bejarano would ride Bolo in the Kentucky Derby on May 2, the first of several jockey assignments that are expected to be made in the next 48 hours. Read More...

Kentucky Derby Clocker: American Pharoah among five to gallop

DRF | 2 days ago
Only five potential Kentucky Derby starters galloped here at Churchill Downs on a bleary Sunday morning which featured intermittent showers and a racetrack downgraded from fast to sloppy following the renovation break. Read More...

Bejarano to Ride Bolo in Kentucky Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Co-owner Keith Brackpool reports that Rafael Bejarano will ride Bolo in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) at Churchill Downs May 2. Read More...

DRF Bets GamePlan spot play – San Simeon Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
HOME RUN KITTEN (#2, ML 5-2) returns to what may be his best game – sprinting on this hillside course. Oh, he can route just fine as proven by those last 3 sharp efforts at a mile (2nd in a Grade 2, 3rd in a Grade 2, 3rd in a Grade 1) but he’s 2 for 3 on this hillside course and should get the right kind of hot pace to bolster his last run. Read More...

El Kabeir looks sharp working towards Kentucky Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
The multiple Grade 3 stakes-winning El Kabeir demonstrated his fitness and energy levels were very strong during a five-furlong work timed in 1:00.15 Sunday morning over Belmont Park’s main track. Read More...