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Barkley, Mach One Rules likely to meet again in Budweiser

DRF | 24 hours ago
Barkley came out of his dramatic win over Mach One Rules in the $50,000 Governor's at Emerald Downs last Sunday in excellent shape and will be pointed to the $50,000 Budweiser on June 18. Read More...

Living the high life in the Dungeon

DRF | 1 day ago
The Paddock Club, or the Dungeon as it’s more commonly known, is the year-round site of simulcasting at the Great Race Place and its doors remain open deep into the night. It’s located in the grandstand across from the paddock (thus the name) but you’re in no danger of seeing a horse from its confines. It might technically be at ground level, but many patrons descend from the grandstand or clubhouse down into it, and the room has a decidedly subterranean feel. It more than earns its unofficial moniker. Read More...

Ownership stake sold in Honeymoon-bound Beau Recall

DRF | 1 day ago
Beau Recall, second in the Grade 3 Senorita Stakes at Santa Anita on May 6 in her graded stakes debut, has a new owner, with Slam Dunk Racing having sold part ownership in the filly to Medallion Racing. Read More...

Harness: Always B Miki heading Down Under

DRF | 1 day ago
Always B Miki Syndicate has announced their partnership with prominent studs Alabar and Nevele R Stud to stand Always B Miki Down Under this fall. Read More...

Finley’sluckycharm Seeks Graded Glory in Winning Colors

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Carl Moore Management's sprinter Finley'sluckycharm will put her unbeaten record at Churchill Downs on the line May 27 as she attempts to land her first graded stakes in the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (G3) against seven other fillies and mares. Read More...

Big Score headed to Penn Mile

DRF | 1 day ago
Big Score, a stakes winner at Keeneland in April who was third in the Grade 2 American Turf Classic at Churchill Downs on May 6, will start in the Grade 2 Penn Mile at Penn National on June 3. Read More...

Recent six-figure sale buys debut in maiden race

DRF | 1 day ago
Run Away and Honeymoonz Over were sold about an hour apart at the Barretts March sale at Del Mar earlier this year. They will be side by side in the gate for their first start, which comes in a maiden race at 4 1/2 furlongs Friday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Parx will host fundraiser for Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund

DRF | 1 day ago
Parx Racing will host the fourth annual Jockey and Jeans fundraiser for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund on June 3. Read More...

Eckersley makes first start in a year

DRF | 1 day ago
Eckersley emerged with a tendon injury last May that left him sidelined for the rest of 2016. Now 5, Eckersley makes his comeback in an optional claimer at a mile on turf in Friday's third race at Santa Anita. Read More...

Laurel will offer 21 stakes worth $1.67 million during summer meet

DRF | 1 day ago
The Maryland Jockey Club has scheduled 21 stakes worth a total of $1.67 million for the Laurel Park summer meet. The 33-day stand begins June 9 and runs through Aug. 20. Read More...

American Cowgirl looks to give connections a boost

DRF | 1 day ago
Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan and trainer Buff Bradley, off to slow starts a month into the Churchill Downs meet, look to heat up when they team with American Cowgirl in the Friday's featured eighth race, $51,000 entry-level allowance at a mile on the turf. Read More...

ABR Wired: Farewell Triple Crown

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Follow along with Terry Finley, a minority owner of Always Dreaming and the president and CEO of West Point Thoroughbreds, as he experiences the 2017 Preakness Stakes from the viewpoint of the Kentucky Derby winner. Read More...

Collected to skip Gold Cup at Santa Anita

DRF | 1 day ago
Californian Stakes winner Collected, who was expected to vie for favoritism with Midnight Storm in the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Saturday, will not run in the 1 1/4-mile race. Read More...

Asmussen collects $50,000 bonus for stakes performances on Preakness weekend

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Steve Asmussen won the Preakness weekend trainers' bonus at Pimlico, taking down $50,000 of the $100,000 prize pool put up by the Maryland Jockey Club. Read More...

Tracy in strong position to sweep Chariot Chaser, Wild Rose

DRF | 1 day ago
Leading trainer Greg Tracy has an excellent chance of winning both stakes at Northlands Park on Friday night. Read More...

Phipps Family to Receive Inaugural Dinny Phipps Award

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced May 24 that the Phipps family will be the recipient of the inaugural Dinny Phipps Award when it is presented at the Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration the evening of June 8 in New York City. Read More...

Florida Follies: Dozens Of Drug Positives Thrown Out Due To State Incompetence

How incompetent is the leadership at Florida's Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, the state government agency that regulates horse racing in the state? Let me count the ways: 1, 2, 3, 4 … 100, maybe... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Phipps, Gaines, Winn Named 2017 Pillars of the Turf

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
John R. Gaines, Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps and Matt Winn have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame as the 2017 Pillars of the Turf selections, it was announced May 24. Read More...

Laurel Stakes Schedule Features $1.6 Million in Purses

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Highlighted by a program of six stakes on June 24, Laurel Park will offer 21 stakes worth $1.6 million in purses during its summer meet which opens Friday, June 9. Read More...

Sikura’s faith in Maclean’s Music rewarded with Preakness win

DRF | 1 day ago
Where some saw questions about once-raced sire Maclean's Music, John G. Sikura and Barbara Banke of Stonestreet Stables saw potential yet to be realized. They were rewarded for their faith at the Preakness Stakes when Cloud Computing, a colt from the Maclean's Music's first crop, scored as the sire's first classic starter. Read More...

Lelands Auctions to offer live on-site memorabilia appraisals at Equestricon, bring racing history to life at historic convention

DRF | 1 day ago
Leading online sports auction house Lelands will have a major presence at Equestricon, organizers have announced. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: The Pay Off

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
John Sikura’s instincts result in classic bloodlines Read More...

Maiden races offer challenge for turf-loving handicappers

DRF | 1 day ago
Turf racing is in full swing at Woodbine, and there are three such events on Friday's eight-race card, including a split of an Ontario-sired maiden race with an optional $40,000 claiming tag. Read More...

The Week in Photos 5/23/2017

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Preakness, Dixie, Black-Eyed Susan, Kona Gold, Eclipse, Maryland Sprint, Gallorette, Adena Springs Miss Preakness, Pimlico Special, Allaire DuPont Distaff, Louisville Handicap, Matron, Selene, Japanese Oaks and more. Read More...

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending May 21, 2017

DRF | 1 day ago
Each week, TimeformUS Chief Figure Maker Craig Milkowski takes a look back at the weekend’s graded stakes and releases the TimeformUS Speed Figures for these races. Read More...

Agent O’Neill Bullish on Stallion Orb

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Agent Dennis O'Neill has high regard for Orb, whose progeny have been in high demand at 2-year-olds in training sales this year, purchasing one of the Claiborne Farm stallion's 2-year-olds for $710,000. Read More...

Record Curlin Colt Fuels Vibrant Midlantic Market

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Led by a Curlin colt sold for a sale-record $1.5 million, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale in Timonium, Md., produced solid across-the-board gains during the two-day stand. Read More...

Thoughtless makes money run in Prairie Rose

DRF | 2 days ago
Thoughtless, coming off a stakes win at Canterbury Park, is the most likely winner of the $45,000 Prairie Rose, race 8 on Thursday night at Prairie Meadows. Read More...

$1.5 million Curlin colt tops strong Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale

DRF | 2 days ago
For the third year in a row, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training was led by a seven-figure offering – this time a sales-record-priced $1.5-million Curlin colt – as it posted across-the-board gains. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 5/25 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Thursday 5/25 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Mohawk: Thursday 5/25 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 5/25 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Treasure Beach Gets First Winner in Indiana

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Tigerbeach won his third start by 3 3/4 lengths at Indiana Grand. Read More...

Ghostzapper Colt Acquired by Chu for $800,000

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A chestnut son of Ghostzapper from the consignment of Cary Frommer was purchased by Susan and Charles Chu for $800,000 late during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale. Read More...

Leslie’s Lady in Foal to American Pharoah

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Clarkland Farm's blue-hen mare is the dam of multiple champion Beholder and grade 1-winning sire Into Mischief. Read More...

Distorted Humor Colt Sells for $850,000

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A bay colt by Distorted Humor was bought by trainer Simon Callaghan for $850,000 to become the second-highest price at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training. Read More...

Casse, Oxley pick up record $1.5M Curlin colt at F-T Midlantic

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Mark Casse picked up a hot prospect by purchasing a horse by young classic sire Curlin for a Fasig-Tipton Midlantic record $1.5 million on behalf of John Oxley and Breeze Easy LLC on Tuesday. The previous record price at this sale, $1.25 million, was set by a filly by Curlin's sire, the late Smart Strike, two years ago. Read More...

Seis Menudos Returns in Jimmy Drake Stakes

Seis Menudos, a 6-year-old son of Southern Corona owned by Eloy Humberto Pena, is one of eight New Mexico-bred sprinters entered in Friday's 400-yard, $40,000 Jimmy Drake Stakes (RG3) at SunRay Park. Read More...

Seis Menudos Returns in Jimmy Drake Stakes

Seis Menudos, a 6-year-old son of Southern Corona owned by Eloy Humberto Pena, is one of eight New Mexico-bred sprinters entered in Friday's 400-yard, $40,000 Jimmy Drake Stakes (RG3) at SunRay Park. Read More...

Goldfeder: What was I thinking? for May 23, 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
Goldfeder: What was I thinking? for May 23, 2017 Read More...

Classic Empire to stand at Ashford Stud following racing career

DRF | 2 days ago
Champion Classic Empire will stand at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., upon his retirement from racing. Read More...

Classic Empire to Coolmore on Retirement

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
In a deal brokered by Justin Casse prior to the Triple Crown, champion 2-year-old male Classic Empire will enter stud at Coolmore's Ashford Stud when he's retired from racing. Read More...

Curlin Colt Sets Midlantic Record at $1.5 Million

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A Curlin colt set a record for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training when sold for $1.5 million during the May 23 final session of the two-day sale. Read More...

Orb Colt Lives Up to Buzz Selling For $710,000

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A son of Orb who was one of the buzz horses during the second session of Fasig-Tipton Midlantic's 2-year-olds in training sale lived up to expectations when he was purchased by Dennis O'Neill, agent for Amr Zedan, for $710,000. Read More...

Lady Aurelia Continues Royal Ascot Preparations

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
European champion Lady Aurelia, based at Keeneland with trainer Wesley Ward, worked five furlongs in 1:02 3/5 on a firm turf course the morning of May 23 at the Lexington oval as she continues training toward a start in the June 20 King's Stand (G1). Read More...

Thunder Snow, Churchill Face Off in Irish 2,000 Guineas

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Irish Two Thousand Guineas is the first start for Thunder Snow start since his balk in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1). Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from May 16 – May 18

DRF | 2 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Northfield, Hoosier, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Hong Kong Selections for Wednesday, May 24, 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
Hong Kong selections for Wednesday, May 24 at Happy Valley. Read More...

Steeplechase jockey Paddy Young critical but stable with head trauma

DRF | 2 days ago
Five-time champion steeplechase jockey Paddy Young is in critical but stable condition in a Pennsylvania hospital after being involved in a spill Saturday at the Radnor Races in Malvern, Pa. Read More...

McCraken Back on the Worktab After Derby Disappointment

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Janis Whitham's homebred McCraken put in his first timed move since running eighth in the first leg of the Triple Crown, going an easy half-mile in :49 4/5 at Churchill Downs the morning of May 23. Read More...

McCraken Back on Work Tab After Derby Disappointment

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Janis Whitham's homebred McCraken put in his first timed move since running eighth in the first leg of the Triple Crown, going an easy half-mile in :49 4/5 at Churchill Downs the morning of May 23. Read More...