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Playthatfunnymusic’s upset win triggers $837K pick six carryover

DRF | 2 days ago
Playthatfunnymusic ($40) scored an upset victory in Thursday’s eighth race, producing an $837,570 pick six carryover into Friday’s card. The pick six at Aqueduct has not been hit since Dec. 2. Read More...

Arrogate Works Toward Seasonal Bow

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
After Arrogate posted a four-furlong move in :48 flat Dec. 8, Juddmonte Farms manager Garrett O'Rourke reiterated that a start in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28 is being given serious consideration. Read More...

Pari-Mutuel Daily Fantasy Game Launches

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Mile High Racing & Entertainment announced Dec. 8 that the Colorado Racing Commission has approved the company to offer daily fantasy sports contests based on a pari-mutuel formula in nine Colorado locations. Read More...

Meadowlands: Saturday 12/10 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Saturday 12/10 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 12/10 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Saturday 12/10 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 12/10 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Saturday 12/10 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Wall, McKay chosen for Hall of Fame’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor

DRF | 2 days ago
Maryjean Wall, the Eclipse Award-winning former racing reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader, and Jim McKay, the late racing broadcaster, have been selected to be inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor, the museum announced on Thursday. Read More...

Grade 1 winner Texas Red retired at 4

DRF | 2 days ago
Texas Red, the winner of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile, has been retired. Stud plans are pending for the son of Afleet Alex. Read More...

Hovdey: Miller has wind at his back for Futurity

DRF | 2 days ago
For a guy who started the year with his barn blowing down, Peter Miller has done okay. Read More...

Harness: Rock N Roll Heaven on the move to Winbak Farm

DRF | 2 days ago
One year after trying his luck in New Jersey at Deo Volente Farms, Rock N Roll Heaven is on the move again, this time to stand stud at Winbak Farm’s New York location. Read More...

Highland Reel looks for Hong Kong Vase repeat

DRF | 2 days ago
Highland Reel, a hickory 4-year-old, has run top races all over the world, and on Sunday at Sha Tin Racecourse he'll try to win the Group 1, $2.1 million Hong Kong Vase for the second year in a row. Read More...

Uncle Lino will resume training soon

DRF | 2 days ago
Uncle Lino, the winner of the California Chrome Stakes at Los Alamitos in April who was vanned off after finishing seventh in the Preakness Stakes in May, is nearing a return to training. Read More...

Arrogate gets more serious in half-mile workout

DRF | 2 days ago
Arrogate worked a half-mile in 48 seconds at Santa Anita on Thursday, an exercise that trainer Bob Baffert described as the colt's first serious workout since a win in the Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 5. Read More...

Weekend Warrior for Saturday, Dec. 10: Picks for Pulpit, Wait a While, Starlet

DRF | 2 days ago
In the Pulpit Stakes for 2-year-olds at Gulfstream Park, Concomitant is my play off two good efforts against straight maidens on turf at Belmont Park. Read More...

Trainer Michael has good start to holiday meet

DRF | 2 days ago
Brian Michael is hoping to expand on a quick start at the Turfway Park holiday meet, where he won with two of his first four starters. Read More...

Statebreds get chance at payday on stakes-rich card

DRF | 2 days ago
A stakes-laden card highlights local horses at Turf Paradise on Saturday, led by divisions of the $30,000 Arizona Breeders' Futurity at 6 furlongs for 2-year-olds bred in Arizona. Read More...

Woodbine meet posts gains in handle, field size

DRF | 2 days ago
Woodbine's 133-day meet closed last Sunday with gains in all-sources handle for the second consecutive year. Read More...

Ferndale Racetrack OK After Earthquake

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake off the coast of Northern California Dec. 8 only caused "minor cosmetic damages" to the Ferndale racetrack at the Humboldt County Fair, according to fair officials. Read More...

Casey team takes aim at meaningful win in Casey Memorial

DRF | 2 days ago
James W. Caesy and his son, John Casey, have a special incentive to win the Eleanor Casey Memorial, Saturday night's $50,000 feature. Read More...

Peace and Justice to Stand in Pennsylvania

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Peace and Justice, a three-time winning miler by War Front, will stand at Diamond B Farm in Pennsylvania for 2017, according to agent Steve Young. Read More...

John Ortiz Earns First Training Win

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
John Ortiz earned his first training win Dec. 7 when Julie Burke guided Red Charm to victory in the fifth race at Turfway Park. Read More...

Heza Dasha Fire stands out in Champions

DRF | 2 days ago
The 4-year-old gelding is the nation's leading older horse, and a heavy favorite to win Saturday's $600,000 Champion of Champions. Read More...

Bode’s Dream one of many speedsters in House Party

DRF | 2 days ago
The House Party, race 2 on the 11-race program Saturday at Gulfstream Park, attracted five undefeated fillies as well as the stakes-placed Wildcat Kate, who suffered her lone setback when run down by R Angel Katelyn in the Juvenile Fillies Sprint at Gulfstream Park West four weeks ago. Each of the key contenders has abundant speed and shown similar running styles in all previous starts leading up to the House Party. T Read More...

Woodbine Reports Increased Handle

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Woodbine Entertainment Group announced wagering on Woodbine's 2016 live Thoroughbred racing season, which concluded Dec. 4, rose sharply over the 2015 meet. Read More...

Firm turf should benefit Tyrannical

DRF | 2 days ago
The one time Tyrannical raced on turf, she turned in a strong effort, rallying from midpack to finish second, beaten three-quarters of a length, in a maiden special weight race on a “good” Arlington Park course in August. Tyrannical is likely to get firm turf at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, and trainer Eoin Harty said that might allow her to perform even better when she takes on seven other fillies and mares in a first-level, $22,500 allowance going 1 1/16 miles. Read More...

Aqueduct Announcers Bring Youth, Experience

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
During the winter months, Travis Stone and John Imbriale will divide time in the announcer's booth, stepping in for Larry Collmus, who will return to the microphone in early April, and give NYRA a pair of respected voices to call each day's races. Read More...

Recruiting Ready formidable facing softer company in Buffalo Man

DRF | 2 days ago
There are plenty of promising 2-year-olds entered in the six stakes events to be decided on Saturday's Juvenile Showcase card at Gulfstream Park, most notably Recruiting Ready, who'll be the odds-on favorite to win the six-furlong Buffalo Man. Read More...

Jockeys’ Guild Set for Annual Assembly

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With a move on the calendar from January to December and a move on the map from South Florida to ever-popular Las Vegas, the Jockeys' Guild is expecting a large turnout for its assembly Dec. 12-13 at the MGM Grand. Read More...

Hot City Girl ready for Willa On the Move Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Hot City Girl, coming off a foot problem, looks ready to race for the first time in nearly four months in the $100,000 Willa On the Move Stakes. Read More...

Able Friend will have crowd’s heart, if not bets

DRF | 2 days ago
Able Friend, the charismatic 7-year-old, will seek his second Hong Kong Mile victory Sunday at Sha Tin after coming back from injuries that cost him most of 2016. Read More...

Trainer Brown Gearing Up for Gulfstream

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Brown will run his first starters at Gulfstream Park's Championship Meet on Saturday. Read More...

Holy Bull Stakes Goal for Gunnevera

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Antonio Sano has mapped out a best-case-scenario schedule for multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera, targeting the $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 4 at Gulfstream Park following a prep race. Read More...

Three Rules Being Considered for Swale Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Multiple stakes winner Three Rules, who suffered his first loss in six starts in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 5, may kick off his 3-year-old season in the $200,000 Swale (gr. II) Feb. 4 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Bernier: Los Alamitos pick four for Saturday, Dec. 10

DRF | 2 days ago
Saturday's Los Alamitos program features two Grade 1, $300,000 events for juveniles: the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity for males and the Starlet for fillies. Both races are featured in the late pick four. Read More...

Delia puts backup Elegant Bel in Miss America

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Bill Delia expects to be in the winner's circle after turf stakes races for fillies and mares, and Saturday's $50,000-added Miss America at 1 1/16 miles is no exception with his entry of Elegant Bel. Read More...

Few NHC qualifying chances left

DRF | 2 days ago
Opportunities to qualify for the National Handicapping Championship are dwindling. Fortunately for players interested in playing in the January event, with its expected $2.5 million purse, there is still time. Read More...

The Pickett Factor looks for Champions Day Classic repeat

DRF | 2 days ago
The Pickett Factor roared into the 2015 Louisiana Champions Day Classic after a romping win in a Delta Downs stakes and steamrolled his rivals in a five-length win. His momentum has since slowed considerably, but The Picket Factor stands a decent chance of repeating on Saturday. Read More...

Andrew Hawkins’ Hong Kong selections and analysis for Sunday, Dec, 11, 2016

DRF | 2 days ago
Andrew Hawkins' Hong Kong selections and analysis for Sunday, Dec, 11, 2016 Read More...

Wall, McKay Named to Media Honor Roll

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Esteemed media members Dr. Maryjean Wall and the late Jim McKay have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor it was announced Dec. 8. Read More...

Bergman: Tide switches to the breeding shed during the winter months

DRF | 2 days ago
Racehorses get the chance to prove themselves and their worth on a weekly basis. Such is not the case in the breeding business where time and money have to be added and years are needed before opinions can be shed. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for December 1 to December 4

DRF | 2 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends for December 1 to 4, 2016. Read More...

Oxley Makes Pledge to Grayson-Jockey Club

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
John C. Oxley, the owner of Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Classic Empire, has pledged to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation 1% of the owner's share of any grade I wins by the colt from now through the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Read More...

Top Global Runners Vie in Hong Kong Races

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Longines Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin Dec. 11 feature intriguing matchups of defending champions including reigning Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Highland Reel. Read More...

BC Juvenile Winner Texas Red Retired

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Texas Red, winner of the 2014 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been retired from racing, it was announced Dec. 8. Stud plans are pending. Read More...

A Look Back at A.P. Indy’s Hollywood Futurity

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Tomonori Tsurumaki's A.P. Indy, by Seattle Slew, came four wide into the stretch of the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) and held Dance Floor safe through the stretch to win by a neck. Read More...

‘That’s My Life’: In Comeback From Serious Injury, Maragh Understands The Risks

Rajiv Maragh knows what it is to struggle for every breath, making the difficulty of his latest comeback pale in comparison. Maragh was riding Yourcreditisgood at Belmont Park on July 10, 2015, when... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

Canterbury weighs whether to keep reduced takeout rates

DRF | 3 days ago
Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., will make a decision early next year whether to extend its experiment to cut its takeout rates across the board, citing losses suffered by the track this year despite modest gains in handle, the track’s director of racing operations said during a presentation on Wednesday during a panel at the Symposium on Racing and Gaming. Read More...

Innovative Wagers Help Racetracks with Handle

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Executives from around the world documented how new, fan-friendly wagers are helping them find new customers and keep them engaged in horse racing. Read More...

Promising Mastery Heads Los Al Futurity Field

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Undefeated Mastery is the commanding favorite for the Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity (gr. I). He's also a colt under expectations. Read More...

Del Mar to pay out consolation tickets for closing-day pick six

DRF | 3 days ago
Del Mar will provide a consolation payout of $81.60 to pick six ticketholders with five of six winners from last Sunday’s program, the closing day of the autumn meeting that was mired in confusion regarding payouts for the newly structured pick six. Read More...