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Gainesway launches new website

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
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Excessively Alike

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
If you’re a pedigree geek and been wondering what it is about Uncle Mo that has made him such a sire sensation with his first crop to race, you might scrunch your nose over his "page." Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Watchful Eyes And A Slam Dunk?

Santa Anita announced this week the completion of a state-of-the-art surveillance system featuring 1,000 HD video cameras that are monitoring the backstretch. In this edition of The Friday Show,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

Red Mile: Young trotters shine in Bluegrass action

DRF | 2 days ago
Shake It Off Lindy surged first over around the final turn to pass pacesetter Southwind Cobra, upsetting in one of the six $334,500 Bluegrass splits for 2-year-old trotting colts on Thursday, September 29 in a lifetime best of 1:55. Read More...

Unlocking Winners: Super Saturday is Here!

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps six graded stakes races on "Super Saturday." Read More...

Indiana Jockeys Visit Children’s Hospital

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Five jockeys from Indiana Grand Racing & Casino visited Riley Hospital for Children in downtown Indianapolis Thursday, Sept. 29. Read More...

CHRB Allows Miyadi to Continue Training

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
California Horse Racing Board commissioner Chuck Winner issued a stay order Sept. 29 to allow Steve Miyadi to resume training after the conditioner was suspended by the regulatory agency Sept. 25. Read More...

Another Try for Metaboss in John Henry Turf

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
You'd be hard-pressed to find a more impressive performance in a losing effort than what Metaboss did Aug. 20 in the Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT). Read More...

Injured Jockey Collins Out of Intensive Care

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jockey Dennis Collins, who is suffering paralysis from the waist down after a Sept. 25 spill at The Downs at Albuquerque, was moved out of intensive care Sept. 29. Read More...

1997 champion Hidden Lake dies at 23

DRF | 2 days ago
Hidden Lake, the champion older female of 1997, was euthanized Thursday morning at Old Friends Equine Retirement in Georgetown, Ky., due to the infirmities of old age. Read More...

Two Unbeaten Favorites in Florida Sire Series

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Three Rules and Cajun Delta Dawn unbeaten in four starts. Read More...

Outwork, Speightster retired to stand at WinStar Farm

DRF | 2 days ago
Grade 1 winner Outwork and Grade 3 winner Speightster have both been retired and will begin their stud careers next year at WinStar Farm, joining the farm’s expanding stallion roster. Read More...

A Time When Greatness Bloomed

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With all the major stakes being run at Belmont Park on Saturday, there is one that has special meaning to me – the Gallant Bloom Handicap. Read More...

Mirahmadi will call races at Golden Gate Fields

DRF | 2 days ago
Frank Mirahmadi has quite a celebration planned for Oct. 20, his 49th birthday. On that day he will begin calling races at Golden Gate Fields as the track’s full-time announcer. Read More...

Peniaphobia, Not Listenin’tome end long vacations in National Day Cup

DRF | 2 days ago
Peniaphobia and Not Listenin’tome, who were third and eighth in the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai in March, return from summertime breaks in Saturday’s $386,622 National Day Cup at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong. Read More...

Coasted to Try to Add to Turf Success

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Impressive in her two grass starts, including a clear victory in the P. G. Johnson Stakes, Coasted will try to take the step to graded stakes winner in the Miss Grillo Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 2 on the Belmont Park inner turf. Read More...

Haveyougoneaway puts in stiff half-mile

DRF | 2 days ago
Haveyougoneaway, the New York-bred filly who won a pair of stakes at Saratoga, including the Grade 1 Ballerina, worked four furlongs in 47.00 seconds over the Belmont main track Thursday morning. Read More...

Joseph A. Gimma gets baker’s dozen

DRF | 2 days ago
The $150,000 Joseph A. Gimma Stakes on Sunday drew a field of 13 New York-bred juvenile fillies, while the $150,000 Bertram F. Bongard for New York-bred males on the same card managed to draw a field of only five. Read More...

Temperence Hill draws long-winded set

DRF | 2 days ago
A field of eight marathon types was entered in the $200,000 Temperence Hill, to be run Sunday at Belmont, and the 1 5/8-mile race appears wide open. Read More...

Miss Grillo lures European trio

DRF | 2 days ago
There were no European shippers for Saturday's Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, but three horses who have been racing exclusively in Europe will be running in Sunday's Grade 3, $200,000 Miss Grillo Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

Start Somethin Bad among four fillies in Pacific Coast Breeders’ Futurity final

DRF | 2 days ago
Start Somethin Bad will start in her first futurity in the $430,000 Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Association Breeders’ Futurity at Los Alamitos on Saturday, one of four fillies in the 350-yard final. Read More...

Beholder seeks to snap mini-slump in Zenyatta Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
When she faces Stellar Wind and Tara's Tango on Saturday in the Grade 1 Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita, Beholder is trying to end the longest losing streak of her career – all of two races. Read More...

Open Me a Corona, Heza Louisiana Dash rematched in Amelia Belle

DRF | 2 days ago
Open Me a Corona and Heza Louisiana Dash, who were separated by a head when running one-two in the Grade 2 Louisiana Classic in July at Delta Downs, meet Saturday night in the $30,000 Amelia Belle at Evangeline Downs. Read More...

California Chrome ready to put on a show in Awesome Again

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Art Sherman is hoping California Chrome can put on a show in the Awesome Again Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita, just like he did six weeks ago in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar. Read More...

Champion Hidden Lake Dies at 23

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hidden Lake, the champion mare of 1997, was euthanized Sept. 29 at the age of 23, according to Old Friends Farm, where she was pensioned since 2009. Read More...

Footing and pace aside, Flintshire towers over rivals in Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

DRF | 2 days ago
The connections and supporters of Flintshire can lament the fact Saturday's Grade 1, $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic will likely be run over soft turf. They can fret about the seeming lack of pace. Ultimately, however, they can find great comfort in knowing that Flintshire is simply the fastest horse in the four-horse field. Read More...

Pilgrim Stakes filled with uncertainties

DRF | 2 days ago
The Grade 3 Pilgrim at Belmont Park on Saturday is not an easy race to nail down. None of the entrants in the 1 1/16-mile turf race for 2-year-olds has won more than a single race, and the wet forecast is likely to result in less-than-firm conditions. Read More...

Beldame a strategic spot for Forever Unbridled

DRF | 2 days ago
After Forever Unbridled got beat with a troubled trip in the Grade 1 Odgen Phipps here in June, trainer Dallas Stewart said he would never again run her in a one-turn race. But the allure of the Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame was too much to ignore Read More...

Paulassilverlining using Gallant Bloom as a tryout

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Michelle Nevin already has one horse headed to the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint in By the Moon. Saturday, Paulassilverlining will audition for a spot in that $1 million race when she runs in the Grade 2, $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap at Belmont Park. Read More...

Jockey Gallardo to Try Southern California

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jockey Antonio Gallardo, the current national leader in victories with 287 wins in 2016, will move his tack to Southern California at the completion of the Presque Isle Downs race meeting on Oct. 6. Read More...

Paulick Report 9/29 News Minute

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King: Wrong horse may go favored in Gallant Bloom

DRF | 2 days ago
In the Gallant Bloom at Belmont Park, I'm itching to play Paulassilverlining, who looks deserving of favoritism but is instead the 3-1 second choice on the morning line. Read More...

Impressive Maiden Winners Try Pilgrim Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Several impressive 2-year-old maiden special weight winners will take the logical step up in the $200,000 Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 1 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Awesome Banner, Ballet Diva may be vulnerable favorites

DRF | 2 days ago
Awesome Banner and Ballet Diva were fast, precocious, early developers, but the edge they once held over many of their peers has waned, and both are opposable in divisions of the Florida Sire Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Hovdey: Sadler lining up his shots, long and short

DRF | 2 days ago
If John Sadler doesn't have a good day on Saturday, it won't be for lack of trying. Sadler and his primary patron, Hronis Racing, are taking swings in three Grade 1 events on the Santa Anita Park program with varying degrees of promise, ranging from wishful thinking to historically portentous, at least in terms of what could happen next. Read More...

Klimt keeps getting better entering two-turn debut in FrontRunner

DRF | 2 days ago
Every time Klimt has raced, he has gone a little bit farther, and raced a little bit faster. On Saturday, he'll stretch out to 1 1/16 miles in the Grade 1, $300,000 FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita, and if the arrow continues to point upward, he will secure his position as the best 2-year-old in California, if not the country. Read More...

Touching Promise seeks three-peat in Ballerina

DRF | 2 days ago
Touching Promise is clearly the horse to beat in the Grade 3, $100,000 Ballerina at Hastings on Saturday. Read More...

Avenge continues class rise in Rodeo Drive

DRF | 2 days ago
Avenge starts in her first Grade 1 in Saturday's $300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes for fillies and mares at 1 1/4 miles on turf at Santa Anita. Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 10/1 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Saturday 10/1 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Mohawk: Saturday 10/1 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Saturday 10/1 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Hastings trainer Brown appeals medication violation

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer James Brown has appealed the 45-day suspension and $2,500 fine he was given by the Hastings stewards for one of his horses testing positive for the banned substance methamphetamine. Read More...

First Starter, First Winner for Encaustic

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Rogers Dream won Sept. 27 by a length at Finger Lakes Read More...

No jail for Charles Borell in plea deal

DRF | 2 days ago
Charles Borell, a Syracuse, N.Y., resident charged in Mercer County, Ky., with 43 counts of animal cruelty earlier this year, pled guilty to nine of the charges on Thursday as part of a plea deal with county prosecutors in a case that has drawn widespread attention because of Borell's connection to the former trainer of 2015 sprint champion Runhappy. Read More...

Litfin At Large: Belmont Super Saturday I

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Managing the sloppy conditions expected for five graded stakes Oct. 1 at Belmont Park. Read More...

American Cleopatra tries two turns in Chandelier

DRF | 2 days ago
Saturday, American Cleopatra faces a new test – her first start around two turns in the $300,000 Chandelier Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita. Read More...

Santa Anita installs surveillance system with more than 1,000 cameras

DRF | 2 days ago
Step into the Santa Anita stable area, and you will be watched. The track announced on Thursday that it recently installed a security system with more than 1,000 cameras that will follow activity throughout the stables. The cameras have been installed in high-profile areas such as roads but also around stables and in individual shed rows to follow activity in each stable. Read More...

Three Rules fully healthy for In Reality Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
As if the résumé if Three Rules isn't imposing enough coming into Saturday's $500,000 In Reality Stakes at Gulfstream Park, his trainer, Jose Pinchin, gave the opposition a little more to worry about as the finale of the open division of the Florida Stallion Series drew near. Read More...

Weather could be A. P. Indian’s main foe in Vosburgh

DRF | 2 days ago
The Grade 1 Vosburgh at Belmont Park has come up an intriguing race, with East Coast division leader A. P. Indian set to face X Y Jet, Holy Boss, and Joking. Now, if Mother Nature would only stay out of the way. Read More...

Outwork, Speightster Retire to WinStar

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
WinStar Farm added two new stallions to its 2017 roster with the recent retirement of grade I winner Outwork and grade III victor Speightster. Read More...

Fawkes hopeful Cajun Delta Dawn can overcome wide draw in My Dear Girl

DRF | 2 days ago
One couldn't blame trainer David Fawkes for having a flashback to the 2015 Breeders' Cup Distaff after learning his undefeated 2-year-old filly Cajun Delta Dawn had drawn post 13 in a field of 13 entered for Saturday's $500,000 My Dear Girl Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...