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Belle Hill notches first stakes win in Irish Day Handicap

DRF | 1 day ago
Belle Hill rolled to a four-length victory Sunday in the $50,000 Irish Day Handicap at Emerald Downs, a surprisingly easy triumph in her first start beyond 6 1/2 furlongs. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from June 22 – June 24

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

Monticello: Horses to watch from June 22 – June 25

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

Trip Notes for June 27-28: Gold Cup at Santa Anita, Iowa Derby, Mother Goose, and more…

DRF | 1 day ago
Trip Notes for June 27-28: Gold Cup at Santa Anita, Iowa Derby, Mother Goose, and more by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

O’Neill, Miller Tie for SA Training Title

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
In a neck-and-neck contest that came down to the final race of the meeting, Santa Anita Park's trainer title ended in a dead heat, with Doug O'Neill and Peter Miller tied atop the standings with 22 wins apiece. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 9:04 PM ET Two-time G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe victress Treve (Fr) (Motivator {GB}) annexed the G1 Grand Prix de... Read More...

Lady Contender beats males in Front Range

DRF | 2 days ago
Lady Contender upstaged male rivals on Sunday, when she closed from next-to-last for a nose win in the $40,000 Front Range Stakes at Arapahoe Park. Read More...

Crucero Pulls Upset in San Juan Capistrano

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A week after he ran second in an allowance/optional claiming event, Big Chief Racing's Crucero stunned the field in the $150,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 28 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Masochistic may point to Bing Crosby

DRF | 2 days ago
Masochistic had an 11-week gap between his win in the Grade 2 Kona Gold Stakes on April 11 and the Grade 1 Triple Bend on Saturday at Santa Anita. Sunday, trainer Ron Ellis envisioned only a five-week break leading to the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes at six furlongs at Del Mar on July 26. Read More...

Crucero comes up big in San Juan Capistrano victory

DRF | 2 days ago
Crucero, the former maiden claimer, gave a career-best performance to win Sunday’s $150,500 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at Santa Anita. He very nearly was kept in his stall. Read More...

No Catching Come to Mischief at Woodbine

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Come to Mischief was ultra-impressive in her career debut June 28 at Woodbine, making all the pace to win the $125,000 My Dear Stakes by six widening lengths as the longest shot in the field. Read More...

Salutos Amigos sharp in Mr. Prospector comeback

DRF | 2 days ago
Salutos Amigos came back sharp in his first race since the Golden Shaheen at Meydan on March 28, cruising to an eye-catching victory in the $75,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday. Read More...

Into Mischief Firster Springs Stakes Upset at Woodbine

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 5:06 PM ET 8th at WOX (Woodbine)My Dear S. ($125k)     Winner: Come to Mischief by Into Mischief Come to Mischief (Into Mischief) upsets the My Dear S. a... Read More...

Come to Mischief romps as longshot in My Dear

DRF | 2 days ago
The debuting longshot Come to Mischief went right to the front and never looked back to take the $125,000 My Dear Stakes convincingly Sunday at Woodbine. Read More...

Hard Aces on path to BC Classic after Gold Cup win

DRF | 2 days ago
Last winter, owners Kosta and Pete Hronis and trainer John Sadler were looking for a prospect for the leading races for older horses in California through the year. When they reached a deal to acquire Hard Aces, they bought much more. Read More...

Wrona to Call Summer Los Alamitos Races

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Michael Wrona, the regular track announcer at Golden Gate Fields, is returning to Los Alamitos Race Course to call its two-week summer meet, which begins July 2. Read More...

Lovely Day scores first Grade 1 in Takarazuka Kinen

DRF | 2 days ago
Lovely Day won his first Grade 1 race and his fourth stakes in Sunday’s $2,347,348 Takarazuka Kinen at Hanshin Racecourse in Japan, earning a fees-paid berth for the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Keeneland on Oct. 31. Read More...

Churchill Sees Increase in Fields, Purses

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Churchill Downs' 141st spring meet, which was highlighted by American Pharoah's victory in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), came to a close June 27 and saw increases in field size and purses. Read More...

NY-Bred La Verdad Joins Millionaire Ranks

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Overwhelming favorite La Verdad led at every point of call and won the $100,000 Dancin Renee Stakes for New York-bred fillies and mares by 7 1/4 lengths June 28 at Belmont Park, pushing her earnings past the $1 million mark. Read More...

Work All Week, Wildcat Red Breeze Bullets

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Reigning champion sprinter Work All Week and graded stakes winner Wildcat Red each posted bullet breezes June 28, in preparation for the Smile Sprint (gr. II) on the Summit of Speed card July 5 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

La Verdad becomes millionaire in Dancin Renee romp

DRF | 2 days ago
La Verdad lived up to her 1-10 odds in the $100,000 Dancin Renee Stakes at Belmont Park on Sunday by winning the New York-bred stakes for the second year in a row while surpassing $1 million in earnings. Read More...

La Verdad Wins Easily and Becomes Millionaire

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 2:31 PM ET 3rd at BEL (Belmont Park)Dancin Renee S. (R)     Winner: La Verdad by Yes It's True La Verdad (Yes It's True) becomes racing's newest milliona... Read More...

Diamondsandrubies Makes All in Pretty Polly

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Diamondsandrubies won the Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes (Ire-I) in a front-running tour de force that saw her hold off favorite Legatissimo by a short head June 28 at the Curragh. Read More...

Treve strengthens status as Arc favorite

DRF | 2 days ago
Treve was the future-book favorite for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in Paris in October before Sunday’s $448,000 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud. After she won the Group 1 race over a strong field, she became a standout favorite. Read More...

Well-Related I’ll Take Charge Lives Up to Her Name at Belmont

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 1:39 PM ET 1st at BEL (Belmont Park)Maiden Special Weight ($75k)     Winner: I'll Take Charge by Indian Charlie I'll Take Charge (Indian Charlie), a daug... Read More...

Get Happy Mister Named Colorado-Bred HOY

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Get Happy Mister was named the 2014 Colorado-bred Horse of the Year at the Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association awards dinner held at Arapahoe Park June 27. Read More...

Carroll In Pursuit of Third Queen’s Plate Win

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Josie Carroll will seek a third victory in Canada's most famous race when saddling Ivan Dalos' homebred Ami's Flatter in the $1 million Queen's Plate July 5 at Woodbine. Read More...

Lovely Day Wins in Japan, Gold Ship Unplaced

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Lovely Day repelled the strong late charge of Denim and Ruby and landed his first group I win June 28 in the Takarazuka Kinen at Hanshin while overwhelming favorite Gold Ship missed the break and finished next to last. Read More...

Fastnet Rock’s Diamondsandrubies Resolute in the Pretty Polly

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 11:54 AM ET 5th at CGH (CURRAGH)G1 Sea The Stars Pretty Polly S.     Winner: Diamondsandrubies (Ire) by Fastnet Rock (Aus) Diamondsandrubies (Ire) (Fastn... Read More...

Most Beautiful Continues Stellar Weekend for Canford Cliffs at The Curragh

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 11:21 AM ET 4th at CGH (CURRAGH)G3 Grangecon Stud S.     Winner: Most Beautiful (GB) by Canford Cliffs (Ire) Ronan O'Gara & Linda Shanahan's Most Beautiful (GB) (Canford Cliffs {Ire}) wins The Curragh's G3 Grangecon Stud S. Read More...

Watchmaker: Big event days weaken stakes schedules

DRF | 2 days ago
Like many other people, I’m having serious second thoughts about the popular current concept of clustering a bunch of stakes on a single race card to create a big event day. Read More...

Treve Strikes Again at Saint-Cloud

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 10:33 AM ET 5th at SCD (SAINT-CLOUD)G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud     Winner: Treve (Fr) by Motivator (GB) Al Shaqab Racing's Treve (Fr) (Motivator {GB}) ... Read More...

Magnificent Treve Triumphs at Saint-Cloud

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Dual Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Treve is on course for a third bid to win Europe's premier middle distance race after digging in to win the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I) June 28. Read More...

Youmzain’s Sea Calisi Wins the Malleret

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 10:10 AM ET 4th at SCD (SAINT-CLOUD)G2 Prix de Malleret     Winner: Sea Calisi (Fr) by Youmzain (Ire) Martin Schwartz's Sea Calisi (Fr) (Youmzain {Ire}) ... Read More...

Bent On Bourbon impresses in Iowa Derby victory

DRF | 2 days ago
Bent On Bourbon relished his first race around two turns in just his fifth lifetime start for an impressive three-length win in the Grade 3 Iowa Derby. Read More...

Sarah Sis holds on by a nose in Iowa Oaks

DRF | 2 days ago
Sarah Sis controlled the pace under jockey Julio Felix and found enough energy in the last 40 yards to hold on by a nose in Saturday evening's Grade 3, $200,000 Iowa Oaks. Read More...

Golden Lad wears down longshot to win Cornhusker

DRF | 2 days ago
Golden Lad responded to jockey Javier Castellano's urging to wear down the longshot Ecleto Red for a 1 1/2-length score in Saturday's featured Grade 3, $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap. Read More...

King Kamehameha’s Lovely Day Takes the Takarazuka Kinen

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 7:56 AM ET 11th at HNS (HANSHIN)G1 Takarazuka Kinen ($2.5m)     Winner: Lovely Day (Jpn) by King Kamehameha (Jpn) King Kamehameha's Lovely Day Takes the ... Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 12:20 AM ET Include Betty (Include) and Hard Aces (Hard Spun) became Grade I winners with dramatic come-from-behind... Read More...

Pocono: Top NA Cup performers dominate Hempt elims

DRF | 2 days ago
The rematch of the North America Cup has been set for The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on July 4. That was assured on Saturday night when three elimination races were contested for the Max C. Hempt Memorial. Finalists were also determined for the $350,000 James Lynch Memorial. Read More...

Iowa Derby Bent On Bourbon’s First Stakes Win

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Javier Castellano made his trip to Iowa worth it, scoring aboard Bent On Bourbon to take the $250,000 Iowa Derby (gr. III) June 27 at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino. Read More...

Bent on Bourbon Wins Iowa Derby

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 10:10 PM ET 6th at PRM (Prairie Meadows)GIII Iowa Derby ($250k)     Winner: Bent on Bourbon by Arch Bent on Bourbon (Arch) wins the GIII Iowa Derby at ... Read More...

Chilean BC Challenge Race Postponed

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Copa de Oro (Chi-II), a Breeders' Cup Challenge race scheduled to run June 26 in Chile, was postponed along with 19 other races on the card amid reports of a possible dispute between jockeys and track management. Read More...

Viva Majorca up in time in Kelly’s Landing

DRF | 2 days ago
Viva Majorca capped a productive Churchill Downs meet for both himself and trainer Ian Wilkes by rallying to win the final stakes of the meet, the $67,750 Kelly’s Landing, Saturday night at the Louisville oval. Read More...

Departing Squeezes Through in Firecracker Win

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Multiple graded stakes winner Departing opened some more options for his connections after winning a a grade II stakes on turf Saturday, June 27. Read More...

Golden Lad Popular Winner of Cornhusker

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Heavily favored Golden Lad got by 31-1 Ecleto Red late to win the $300,000 Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III) June 27 at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino. Read More...

American Pharoah Parades at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Even with a pair of grade I races on Santa Anita Park's final Saturday of its spring meeting, the star June 27 was indisputable. American Pharoah was on display on the unusually-muggy Southern California afternoon. Read More...

Pocono: Longshots, Uncle Lasse score in Beal elims

DRF | 2 days ago
The Earl Beal, Jr. Memorial eliminations for 3-year-old trotters produced mostly unexpected results. Read More...

Proud Citizen Filly Annexes Debutante Beneath Twin Spires

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 9:33 PM ET 7th at CD (Churchill Downs)Debutante S. ($100k)     Winner: Cosmic Evolution by Proud Citizen Proud Citizen's Cosmic Evolution got off the m... Read More...

Departing’s class pays off in Firecracker

DRF | 3 days ago
Class came to the fore Saturday night when Departing, the leading earner in the field, came through a narrow opening along the hedge to post a half-length triumph in the Grade 2, $200,000 Firecracker at Churchill Downs. Read More...