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Kentucky Derby: Who’s hot, who’s not for April 23

DRF | 18 hours ago
Maybe this should be “who’s lukewarm.” The newcomers – Vinceremos and Harry’s Holiday – are the two horses who ascended into the top 20 on points this week owing to a pair of defections. Read More...

Maker flying into Kentucky Derby under radar

DRF | 18 hours ago
He’s got the winner of the Louisiana Derby, a colt who was both runner-up in the Fountain of Youth and a close third in the Florida Derby, and a longshot, yet Mike Maker might be the least-known big-time trainer in this year’s Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Elkhorn Stakes, with no clear-cut favorite, closes Keeneland meet

DRF | 18 hours ago
It began on a Friday and will end the same way. The curtain comes down on another highly eventful three weeks at Keeneland, where the spring meet gets a rousing send-off by way of a terrific 10-race card highlighted by the Grade 2 Elkhorn Stakes. Read More...

Son of Curlin Early Day Three Topper at OBS

TDN | 18 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:38 AM ET OBSAPR (OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training)hip 630     2-year-old C     Curlin--Silent Eskimo    &nbsp... Read More...

Stars of the Oaks: Blind Luck

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
The Blood-Horse and Glenye Cain Oakford catch up with 2010 Kentucky Oaks winner Blind Luck. Learn about life at Hill 'n' Dale Farm and view her Oaks race replay! Read More...

Hot Tempo faces Tensas Harbor in Matron Stakes

DRF | 19 hours ago
The first turf stakes of the Evangeline Downs meeting is slated for Friday night, with a talented field of fillies and mares set for the $60,000 Matron. Read More...

King’s review: Saturday stakes

DRF | 19 hours ago
Byron King analyzes the April 19 racing program at Keeneland. Read More...

King’s preview: Meet in homestretch

DRF | 19 hours ago
Byron King provides insights on Wednesday's racing pogram at Keeneland. Read More...

Whitney purse doubled to $1.5 million

DRF | 19 hours ago
The Whitney Handicap Invitational had its purse doubled to $1.5 million and is the centerpiece of an enhanced early meet program that rivals Travers Day on the Saratoga stakes calendar released Friday by the New York Racing Association. Read More...

Hudson Landing to go in San Francisco Mile for fourth straight year

DRF | 19 hours ago
For the fourth year in a row, Hudson Landing will enter the starting gate for Saturday’s $100,000, Grade 3 San Francisco Mile at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Keeneland: Closer Looks for April 24, 2014

DRF | 19 hours ago
DRF Plus closer looks for Keeneland on Thursday, April 24. Read More...

Aqueduct: Closer Looks for April 24, 2014

DRF | 19 hours ago
DRF Plus closer looks for Aqueduct on Thursday, April 24. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 4/24 Analysis

DRF | 20 hours ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Thursday 4/24 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 4/24 Analysis

DRF | 20 hours ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Thursday 4/24 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Money Talks faces older foes in Friday sprint feature

DRF | 20 hours ago
Money Talks will meet older opposition in Friday’s eighth race at Woodbine, but the 3-year-old gelding might be up to the task. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Horses to watch from April 17 – April 21

DRF | 20 hours ago
Horses to watch from Woodbine Harness. Read More...

PR Special: Racing’s Communication ‘Triangle’

The Paulick Report continues its coverage at the OBS Spring sale with a second edition of the PR Special, a print publication distributed on the sales grounds in Ocala, Fla. In this edition, Ray... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

Changes at Pedigree Consultants, TrueNicks

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
New duties and continued growth have brought some changes in responsibility and ownership to three of the companies involving well known consultants Alan Porter and Byron Rogers, it was announced April 23. Read More...

Slow Five-Furlong Move for General a Rod

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
In preparations for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), grade I-placed General a Rod completed a leisurely five-furlong breeze in 1:03 2/5 on April 23 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: Battle for jockey, trainer titles heating up

DRF | 21 hours ago
Heading into the final week of the meet, Jose Ortiz holds a 22-19 lead in the jockey standings over his brother Irad, with 2013 titlist Cornelio Velasquez third with 16 wins. Read More...

Ria Antonia, Napravnik Aboard, Breezes

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
With jockey Rosie Napravnik aboard, Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contender Ria Antonia breezed five-eighths of a mile in 1:00 3/5 at Churchill Downs April 23 as she continues to prep for the May 2 race. Read More...

Litfin’s review: Main track fast but fair

DRF | 21 hours ago
The main track continued to play quick but honest as the penultimate week of the short spring meet concluded. Three of six dirt winners led throughout, capped by La Verdad (8th, $6), who broke like a shot from the rail with leading rider Jose Ortiz and led her rivals a merry chase in the Grade 2, $200,000 Distaff Handicap. Read More...

Rebel Winner Hoppertunity Works at Churchill

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Grade II winner Hoppertunity breezed five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 April 23 at Churchill Downs as the son of Any Given Saturday prepares for a start in the upcoming Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Read More...

Catching Up with Hansel

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Hansel, at the ripe old age of 26, is the oldest living Preakness and Belmont winner. Read More...

Surgically Treating ‘Kissing Spines’ in the Standing Horse

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
A kiss is typically synonymous with romance and affection. But when it's your horse's spine that's doing the kissing, it's also synonymous with pain and poor performance. "Kissing spines" is traditionally treated surgically under general anesthesia, which carries its own risks, ranging from the dangers of recovery to death. But t... Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:31 PM ET OBS April marched on with more gains Tuesday, and Jessica Martini and Justina Severni report live from the sales... Read More...

Tapit Colt Leads Robust OBS Second Session

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A son of Tapit topped the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale April 22 on a bid of $725,000 from Mike Repole. Read More...

OBS spring: Tapit colt leads strong second session

DRF | 1 day ago
A colt by Tapit sold for $725,000 to Mike Repole to lead the way as the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training improved on Monday’s opener by finishing with across-the-board gains. Read More...

Gulfstream-Calder Deal Could Be in Works

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course reportedly are close to an agreement under which Gulfstream would lease Calder's racing operations and the two tracks would stop their head to head weekend racing. Read More...

Tapit Colt Leads Strong OBS Second Session

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A son of Tapit topped the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale April 22 on a bid of $725,000 from Mike Repole. Read More...

Aurelia’s Belle Helps Owner Realize Dream

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
It's a long way from 3 1/2-furlong races for $1,500 claimers at Shenandoah Downs to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. But Jim Miller is on track to make that journey with his 3-year-old filly Aurelia's Belle. Read More...

Claiborne Farm to Sponsor Breeders’ Futurity

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Hancock family's Claiborne Farm has become the signature sponsor of Keeneland's Breeders' Futurity (gr. I), to be held Saturday, Oct. 4. The purse will increase from $400,000 to $500,000. Read More...

Report from April 2014 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, April 17. Read More...

Northfield: Kayla Grace goes for sweet 16

DRF | 2 days ago
When trainer Marie St Charles got her hands on Kayla Grace, expectations were low. Now the 3-1 morning line favorite in the $110,000 Courageous Lady for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Friday night at Northfield Park, the undefeated miss has a chance to make a name for herself outside of her home state of Michigan. Read More...

Louisiana Puts More Pressure on Fair Grounds

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Louisiana State Racing Commission has scheduled a special meeting for May 1 to consider the license Churchill Downs Inc. holds to operate Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and a ring of OTB parlors with video poker. Read More...

Easy Goer vs. Sunday Silence

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Sunday Silence and Easy Goer battled through the Triple Crown 25 years ago. Read More...

Forty Niner Son Gold Case Euthanized

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Gold Case, a dual stakes-winning son of Forty Niner, was euthanized April 21 due to complications from a ruptured disc in his back after covering a mare. He was 20. Read More...

New Boss at OBSAPR

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:30 PM ET OBSAPR (OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training)hip 514     2yo C     Tapit--Ready for Fortune     725,000  Breeder: Hargus & Sandra Sexton & Silver Fern Farm (KY)  Consignor: deMeric Sales, Agent XVIII  Buyer: Repole Stables Mike Repole went to $725,000 for a Tapit colt from the consignment of deMeric Sales Tuesday at OBS. Read More...

GI Winner Forte Dei Marmi Heads Elkhorn

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Stella Perdomo's 7-year-old gelding Forte Dei Marmi has the distinction of being the only grade I winner in the full 14-horse field set for the April 26 Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland. Read More...

California Chrome Boasts Strong Foundation

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
If trainer Art Sherman seems calm for a Triple Crown newcomer who figures to be saddling this year's Kentucky Derby favorite in California Chrome, some of that confidence traces to his star's racing foundation. Read More...

DRF Formulator Education One-on-One Training

DRF | 2 days ago
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Northfield: Altmeyer filly set for Courageous Lady

DRF | 2 days ago
That Woman Hanover faces five foes in the $110,000 Courageous Lady Stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers at Northfield Park in Ohio. That Woman Hanover, driven by Altmeyer’s son-in-law, Mike Wilder, drew post No. 6 and is 4-1 on the morning line. Read More...

DRF Formulator Education Quick Start Guide

DRF | 2 days ago
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DRF Formulator Education Email Series

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DRF Formulator Trial New Customers

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Trainer Larry Jones released from hospital

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Larry Jones was released from a Delaware hospital Tuesday, just three days after suffering multiple internal injuries in a spill at Delaware Park. Read More...

Euphrosyne Out of Oaks, Sweet Reason In

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) winner Euphrosyne will not be entered in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), trainer Asmussen confirmed April 22. Read More...

Slideshow: The Week in Photos for 4/22/2014

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hawthorne, Keeneland, Aqueduct, Australia, Japan, Charles Town Races and More. Read More...

Los Alamitos Improvement Plans Under Way

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Los Alamitos is embarking on a series of improvements designed to help the Cypress, Calif., racetrack play a more major role in the Southern California Thoroughbred picture. Read More...

Keeneland: DRF Plus handicapping report for April 23, 2014

DRF | 2 days ago
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