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Yonkers: Pocket trip pays off for Never Say Never N in Sagamore Hill final

DRF | 21 hours ago
A pocketed Never Say Never N (Jason Bartlett, $7.10) out-tripped 2-5 favorite Awesomeness (Scott Zeron) Tuesday night (March 28th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s ‘sloppy’ $61,800 final of the Sagamore Hill Pacing Series. Read More...

Machmer Hall’s Brodgen Builds Bridges to Rehome OTTBs

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Erin Shea interviews Carrie Brodgen about her rehoming efforts and her thoughts on the state of aftercare. Read More...

Goldfeder: Using churn to positive effect

DRF | 1 day ago
There are many approaches to take as a horseplayer. It doesn’t hurt to mix things up to prevent getting into a rut and to keep your approach fresh. Read More...

Free: Santa Anita horses to watch for week of March 27

DRF | 1 day ago
Free: Santa Anita horses to watch for week of March 27 Read More...

McCraken, Gunnevera Top Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Two veterans of this year's Road to the Kentucky Derby, Whitham Thoroughbreds' unbeaten McCraken and Peacock Racing Stables' Gunnevera, are the morning line co-favorites at 6-1 for the fourth and final pool of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 3/30 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Thursday 3/30 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 3/30 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 3/30 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Ontario owner-breeder William Gierkink dies at 85

DRF | 1 day ago
Longtime Ontario owner-breeder William Gierkink, the father of Daily Racing Form handicapper Ron Gierkink, died last Sunday at age 85. Read More...

Tumblebrutus Gets 25th Black-Type Winner

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Tumblebrutus, a grade 2-placed full brother to Giant's Causeway, got his 25th black-type stakes winner March 24 when Chilean-bred Vinocrata won the listed Luis Subercaseaux E. Stakes at Club Hipico de Santiago. Read More...

Rowand Shared His Experiences Owning, Breeding Horses

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
George Rowand, a man who embraced—and for a moment, lived—the Thoroughbred dream as completely as almost anyone, passed away last week. Read More...

Blue Grass gains Practical Joke, loses Classic Empire

DRF | 1 day ago
The Grade 2, $1 million Blue Grass Stakes on April 8 at Keeneland lost one significant player but picked up another on Tuesday as the connections of Classic Empire and Practical Joke finalized plans. Read More...

Conquest Mo Money misses late Triple Crown deadline

DRF | 1 day ago
The connections of Sunland Derby runner-up Conquest Mo Money tried to make the horse a late nominee to the Triple Crown, but they missed the deadline and the nomination was rejected. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton to hold Turf Showcase yearling sale in September

DRF | 1 day ago
Fasig-Tipton made a splash on the North American auction calendar on Tuesday when the company announced its inaugural Turf Showcase yearling sale. Read More...

Harness: Down Under Horse of the Year coming to America

DRF | 1 day ago
Richard Poillucci has admired pacer Christen Me from afar. With this week’s arrival of New Zealand’s 2015 Horse of the Year on U.S. soil, Poillucci looks forward to appreciating Christen Me’s talents from much nearer proximity. Read More...

Arrogate and How We Define Greatness

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Arrogate is as great as each individual perceives him, and it has nothing to do with competition or longevity. Years from now, Arrogate's Hall of Fame plaque will be there among the others, and nowhere will it mention the quality of his competition. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Adds New Sale Aimed at Turf Prospects

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Fasig-Tipton is adding a new one-day selected sale consisting of yearlings suited for grass racing to be held Sept. 10 at the company's Newtown Paddocks in Lexington. Read More...

Unique Bella Sidelined Due to Shin Issue

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Unique Bella, formerly considered this year's leading contender for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1), has been sidelined with a shin issue. Read More...

Classic Empire to Arkansas Derby After Solid Work

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Following a strong five-furlong work March 28 at Winding Oaks Farm near Ocala, Fla., the connections of Classic Empire set the Arksansas Derby (G1) as the next target for last year's champion juvenile male. Read More...

Classic Empire to Arkansas Derby After Impressive Work

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Following a strong five-furlong work March 28 at Winding Oaks Farm near Ocala, Fla., the connections of Classic Empire set the Arksansas Derby (G1) as the next target for last year's champion juvenile male. Read More...

Unique Bella to miss Santa Anita Oaks and Kentucky Oaks with shin injury

DRF | 1 day ago
Unique Bella has been taken out of training with a shin injury and will miss scheduled starts in the Santa Anita Oaks on April 8 and Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on May 5. Read More...

Tapit Colt Tops Barretts Hips to Watch

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A colt by three-time leading sire Tapit supplemented into the Barretts select sale of 2-year-olds in training tops the list of hips to watch during the March 29 auction at Del Mar. Read More...

Kentucky Derby Future Wager: McCraken, Gunnevera favorites for final pool

DRF | 1 day ago
With a final round of major prep races still to come, the fourth and last pool in the 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager opens Friday at noon Eastern for the customary three-day run. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Mar. 21 – Mar. 23

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

Hong Kong Selections for Wednesday, March 29, 2017

DRF | 1 day ago
Hong Kong Selections for Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Happy Valley. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup, NTRA Launch New Contest Website

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
HorsePlayers.com is the new official online qualifying site for the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge and the NTRA's newly re-branded National Horseplayers Championship. Read More...

Sunny Ridge is New Jersey’s 2016 Horse of the Year

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Dennis Drazin's homebred son of Holy Bull won the the Withers Stakes (G3) and placed in the betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1). Read More...

Sunny Ridge Named New Jersey’s 2016 Horse of the Year

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Dennis Drazin's homebred son of Holy Bull won the the Withers Stakes (G3) and placed in the Betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1). Read More...

Belinda Stronach Keynote Speaker at Pan Am Conference

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The president and CEO of The Stronach Group will address racing's challenges and opportunities domestically and internationally at the Pan American Conference May 17-20 in Washington, D.C. Read More...

NYRA Privatization Stalls During NY Budget Wrangling

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Proposals to shift NYRA back to private operation could be stripped from budget legislation and dealt with in June toward the end of the New York legislative session. Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen – March 28, 2017

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Does the new addition to Derby Dozen prove that Steve Haskin is always dreaming? Read More...

Yonkers: Cousin Mary polishes off Petticoat Series sweep

DRF | 2 days ago
You just have to admire someone who was in a sow barn by day and a Yonkers Raceway winner’s circle by night. “She’s the best horse we’ve ever had,” owner Jeffrey Williamson said after not-quite-death-and-taxes Cousin Mary (Jordan Stratton, $2.70) easily disposed of her seven rivals in Monday’s (March 27th) final of the $61,000 Petticoat Pacing Series. Read More...

NMHBA 2017 Spring Issue

In this issue: Complete coverage of all New Mexico-bred stakes and open stakes won by New Mexico-breds; profiles of NMHBA trustee Dr. Kevin Blach, former jockey-turned-trainer Nancy Summers, and all 2016 New Mexico-bred champion Thoroughbreds and Quart... Read More...

Two Juveniles Post Fastest Times at Barretts

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A filly by Lucky Pulpit and a colt by Justin Phillip recorded the fastest times at the Barretts under-tack preview at Del Mar March 27. The filly worked a furlong in :09 4/5, followed by the colt working a quarter-mile in :20 3/5. Read More...

McIngvales Repeat $10K College Scholarship Offer

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jim and Linda McIngvale announced a second Runhappy College Scholarship to coincide with Keeneland's College Scholarship Day April 7 in Lexington. Read More...

ABR Presents: Arrogate Reigns Supreme

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Arrogate capped off a spectacular day of racing at the Dubai World Cup Festival with another unforgettable performance, overcoming a rough start to win the $10 million World Cup and become the richest North American racehorse in history! Read More...

Lucky Pulpit filly, Justin Phillip colt have fastest Barretts sale times

DRF | 2 days ago
The fastest times for one and two furlongs came in succession during Monday’s Barretts March select 2-year-olds in training sale. Read More...

Honorable Duty Aims to Continue Fair Grounds Roll

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Honorable Duty will try for a third straight stakes win at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots meeting and most prestigious victory of his career when he faces an expected nine rivals in the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (G2) April 1. Read More...

Road to the Derby: Sunland Derby analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
An analysis of Sunday's Sunland Derby at Sunland Park. Read More...

Maker Trio Heads Muniz Memorial Handicap

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A trio of Mike Maker-trained graded stakes winners will face eight other older horses when they line up April 1 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the $300,000 Muniz Memorial Handicap (G2T).  Read More...

Bergman: “Beard” solution should come from within

DRF | 2 days ago
Sadly, what once passed for traditional means of communicating news has been altered, jaded in so many ways as loud voices and “retweets” have amplified the level of statements. If you hear the same thing often enough you simply don’t question the source. Read More...

Animo de Valeroso to Stand at Duncan Farms

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Animo de Valeroso, a 15-year-old unraced son of Pulpit, has been purchased by Daryl and Sally Duncan and will stand at their Duncan Farms near Warsaw, Ohio. Read More...

Hong Kong: Trump finds good spot in East Point Handicap

DRF | 2 days ago
In Wednesday’s East Point Handicap at Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong, Trump, an 8-year-old gelding, is part of a field of 12 in a six-furlong turf race. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 3/29 Analysis + Pick Four Ticket

DRF | 2 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 3/29 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Hence, Conquest Mo Money jump into Kentucky Derby picture

DRF | 2 days ago
Sunland Derby winner Hence was traveling back to his Oaklawn base on Monday, his spot in the Kentucky Derby secure as he picked up 50 qualifying points for his victory. But the path he will take to the May 6 classic at Churchill Downs is to be determined, trainer Steve Asmussen said. Read More...

Untrapped works toward Arkansas Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
Untrapped on Monday had his first breeze since running third in the Grade 2, $900,000 Rebel on March 18 at Oaklawn. He went an easy half-mile in 51.20 seconds on a track rated good, and remains on course for the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on April 15, trainer Steve Asmussen said Monday. Read More...

Smith named general manager of Oaklawn

DRF | 2 days ago
Wayne Smith has been named general manager of Oaklawn Park in a transition made official during the Arkansas Racing Commission meeting Saturday. Read More...

Big World stands out in Thursday feature

DRF | 2 days ago
A gem from Louisiana has invaded Arkansas for the featured eighth race Thursday at Oaklawn Park. Big World stands out in the optional $40,000 claiming route for fillies and mares as a four-time stakes winner. Read More...

Involuntary could give Carroll first win of meet

DRF | 2 days ago
There are still a few days remaining in the Gulfstream Park meet and trainer Josie Carroll could be ready to break through Thursday, when she sends out Involuntary in a second-level optional $62,500 claiming race for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Read More...

O’Connell enjoys Who’s the Lady’s victory from afar

DRF | 2 days ago
Who's the Lady remain unbeaten with a wire-to-wire three-quarter-length victory over the odds-on favorite Cursor in the $75,000 Any Limit Stakes on Saturday. The Any Limit was the fourth win in as many starts for Who's the Lady, Read More...

Harness: Post Time to host monthly Town Hall with new USTA President

DRF | 2 days ago
Post Time with Mike and Mike is excited to announce that the show will be conducting a monthly town hall segment with current USTA President Russell Williams starting in April. The time and date of the first town hall is still to be determined. Read More...