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Nomorerichblondes Leads Home KY Breds in Meydan

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The group 3 U.A.E. Oaks Sponsored by Al Naboodah-Ashok Leyland and the Nad Al Sheba Trophy Sponsored by Al Naboodah VDL Buses highlighted racing at Meydan in the United Arab Emirates Feb. 23. Read More...

Running Dragon Extends Win Streak in NMHBA Stakes

Running Dragon kept her winning streak alive with a clear 1 1/2-length victory in the February 19, $85,000 New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association Stakes (RG2) for state-bred sophomores at Sunland Park. Read More...

CHRB Approves Medication-Based Conditions

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The California Horse Racing Board unanimously approved a measure to allow races to be run with medication-based eligibility conditions during its regularly scheduled monthly meeting Feb. 23 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

American Horse Council Aims to Fund Economic Study

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
American Horse Council Foundation still $150,000 short of goal, and needs help in order to ensure that this important update to economic data about the equine industry is completed. Read More...

Meydan: Godolphin wins three races despite losses by two heavy favorites

DRF | 2 days ago
Heavy favorites Mubtaahij and Vaziribad both were defeated, but it was a good night Thursday at Meydan Racecourse for Godolphin, which won three races on the card. Read More...

Road to the Derby: Southwest Stakes analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
One Liner ran his perfect record to 3 for 3 in this, his stakes debut and first start around two turns in the Southwest Stakes at Oalawn Park. He earned a Beyer Speed Figure equal to that of Classic Empire in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, the fastest figs earned on the Derby trail to date. Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Friday’s card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Meadowlands: Saturday 2/25 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Jay Bergman's analysis of the Saturday 2/25 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Hot City Girl pointing to Correction Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Hot City Girl, who won Saturday’s Broadway Stakes, will get at least one more race and will point to the $125,000 Correction Stakes at Aqueduct on March 18, trainer Linda Rice said Thursday. Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 2/25 Analysis

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

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 2/25 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Saturday 2/25 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Money Flows can give Stall third Maxxam Gold Cup win

DRF | 2 days ago
Money Flows will attempt to give trainer Al Stall Jr. a third win in the $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup on Saturday night at Sam Houston Race Park. Read More...

Maker Quartet Headlines Fair Grounds ‘Cap

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A four-pronged attack has trainer Mike Maker poised to take down the $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (G3T) Feb. 25 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Risen Star should separate Kentucky Derby contenders from pretenders

DRF | 2 days ago
When the dust settles after the Risen Star Stakes on Saturday at Fair Grounds, a lot more will be known about which horses were merely dressed up as Kentucky Derby hopefuls, and which had substance underneath. Read More...

Loney to Head ARCI Regulatory Attorneys Committee

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Rhea P. Loney, who led the successful "frog juice" prosecution of Quarter Horse trainers in Louisiana, has been appointed chair of the Association of Racing Commissioners International's regulatory attorneys committee, ARCI chair Judy Wagner said. Read More...

Weast Hill remains dominant force among Arkansas-breds

DRF | 2 days ago
Weast Hill on Saturday he will attempt to improve his Oaklawn Park record to 8 for 8 when he runs in the $100,000 Nodouble Stakes for Arkansas-breds. Read More...

Stallwalkin’ Dude still targeting Dubai Golden Shaheen

DRF | 2 days ago
Stallwalkin' Dude, second as the favorite in the Grade 3 General George last Saturday at Laurel Park, is still being pointed to the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen on March 25, trainer David Jacobson said Thursday. Read More...

Maker has four entered in Fair Grounds Handicap

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Mike Maker, in Granny's Kitten, Greengrassofyoming, Oscar Nominated, and Enterprising, has four of the nine entrants in the Grade 3, $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap on Saturday at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Howard’s Derby temperature holds steady at 98.6

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Neil Howard takes a wait-and-see approach to considering the Kentucky Derby for his talented 3-year-olds, which this year include Lecomte winner Guest Suite. “You have to be careful not to go down a road you shouldn't go down.” Read More...

Unique Bella Goes Easy in Five-Furlong Work

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Multiple graded stakes winner and Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) contender Unique Bella was sent out for a five-furlong move early Feb. 23 at Santa Anita Park. She breezed in 1:00 1/5 for her expected start in the March 4 Santa Ysabel Stakes (G3). Read More...

Epicharis to run in UAE Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
Epicharis, who won the Hyacinth Stakes last Sunday in Tokyo to move to the top of the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby points list, has accepted an invitation to the United Arab Emirates Derby on March 25 at Meydan, the Japan Racing Association said on Thursday. Read More...

Strong field of eight in Mineshaft Handicap

DRF | 2 days ago
The Mineshaft, carded at 1 1/16 miles on dirt and as race 8 Saturday with a scheduled post time of 3:39, is a handicap in name only. Eagle, Dalmore, Dazzling Gem, Honorable Duty, and International Star are high-weighted at a mere 118 pounds. Rise Up, who seems certain to set the pace from the rail, carries 116, as does Mo Tom. Stakes-debuting December Seven is in at 114 – and in with a real chance. Read More...

King: Shane’s Girlfriend can outshine favorites in Rachel Alexandra

DRF | 2 days ago
Valadorna and Farrell have talent, but they don't stack up next to Shane's Girlfriend in Saturday's Rachel Alexandra Stakes at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Longtime trainer Penney dies at 82

DRF | 2 days ago
Jim Penney, one of the all-time leading trainers in Washington, died Wednesday at his home in Edgewood, Wash. Penney, 82, was part of the Washington Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame's inaugural class in 2003. Read More...

Yorkiepoo Princess tries two turns in Busher

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Ed Barker believes Saturday's $150,000 Busher Stakes at Aqueduct will be the best opportunity to prove if multiple sprint stakes-winning 3-year-old filly Yorkiepoo Princess can be effective around two turns. Read More...

Two Group 1 races on Sha Tin card

DRF | 2 days ago
Sunday at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong, Able Friend will have the fourth start of his comeback in the Group 1 Queen's Silver Cup Jubilee. The 7-year-old gelding will have familiar rivals in the seven-furlong turf race, which is worth $1,288,825. Read More...

Contreras moving tack to Oaklawn Park

DRF | 2 days ago
Jockey Luis Contreras will leave Santa Anita after Saturday's program. Contreras is scheduled to begin riding at Oaklawn Park after Saturday and will remain there through the end of that track's meeting in mid-April, Read More...

Drefong won’t travel to Dubai for Golden Shaheen

DRF | 2 days ago
Drefong, the champion sprinter of 2016, will not be sent to Dubai for the $2 million Golden Shaheen for sprinters on March 25, trainer Bob Baffert said on Thursday. Read More...

Finest City will stretch out to 1 1/8 miles for Santa Margarita

DRF | 2 days ago
Finest City, the champion female sprinter of 2016, is scheduled to start in the longest dirt race of her career in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Stakes at 1 1/8 miles at Santa Anita on March 18. Read More...

Risen Star Hero Could Be a Local One

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Risen Star Stakes (GII) at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Four qualifying chances on DRFT

DRF | 2 days ago
It’s another busy weekend of activity on DRF Tournaments, tournaments.drf.com. In addition to credit builders, match-up contests, and feeders, there are four qualifiers to major tournaments, starting on Saturday. Read More...

Map Room seeks to end win drought in turf route

DRF | 2 days ago
The third time might be the charm for Map Room, who has turned in two good efforts in defeat at this meet and has been training sharply for Saturday's featured eighth race at Tampa Bay Downs, a first-level, $22,500 allowance. Read More...

Pierce Trains Tampa String for Sam-Son, Pin Oak

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Malcom Pierce is 59, and like many in the business, he's seen a lot of things in racing come full circle during his career. The Malcom Pierce story just happens to be one of those "full circle." tales. Read More...

Texas Thoroughbred Association juvenile, racing age sale catalog now available

DRF | 2 days ago
The catalog for the 2017 Texas Thoroughbred Association 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale is now available online, featuring 97 entries prior to supplemental horses being announced. Read More...

Bettys Bambino effective when he races sparingly

DRF | 2 days ago
The 7-year-old Bettys Bambino has won 7 of 11 starts, including five consecutive races since September 2014. The gelding will make his 2017 debut in Saturday's $100,000 Sensational Star Handicap for California-breds at about 6 1/2 furlongs on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita. Read More...

Mind Your Biscuits makes 4-year-old debut in Gulfstream Sprint

DRF | 2 days ago
By the end of 2016, Mind Your Biscuits had established himself as one of the premier sprinters in the country, 3-year-old or otherwise. And new trainer Chad Summers expects even better from him at 4, a campaign that begins Saturday when he meets five rivals including the highly regarded Unified in the Grade 3, $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint. Read More...

Weekend Warrior for Saturday, Feb. 25: Picks for Risen Star, Mineshaft, Busher

DRF | 2 days ago
Local Hero comes into Saturday's Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds with only a victory over maidens last month and is considerably less accomplished than other members of this field. Yet I have no problem siding with him here, because if Local Hero duplicates his last performance, he will win right back. Read More...

More Than 100 Cataloged to Texas 2-Year-Old Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Texas Thoroughbred Association is pleased to announce that it has catalogued more than 100 horses for the second annual Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Read More...

Texas Glitter, Melody of Colors lack standouts

DRF | 2 days ago
The Texas Glitter and Melody of Colors, both $75,000 races at five furlongs on the grass, serve in support of the lone graded stakes here this weekend, the Grade 3 Gulfstream Park Sprint. Read More...

Valadorna, Farrell, Shane’s Girlfriend meet in Rachel Alexandra

DRF | 2 days ago
This year's Grade 2, $200,000 Rachel Alexandra, carded at 1 1/16 miles, has three major contenders in Valadorna, Farrell, and Shane's Girlfriend. With just seven entrants – the others are Untapped, Majestic Quality, Wicked Lick, and Gris Gris – there is less chance for 2016-style chaos. Read More...

Andrew Hawkins’ Hong Kong selections and analysis for Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
Andrew Hawkins' Hong Kong selections and analysis for Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 Read More...

New Vocations aftercare program gets boost from Ohio horsemen

DRF | 2 days ago
New Vocations has a major presence in Ohio and is celebrating a quarter century of operations in the Buckeye State this year. The program recently announced that the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) has donated $50,000 to support aftercare efforts at its Marysville, Ohio facility. Read More...

Hong Kong Stars to Battle on Sunday at Sha Tin

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A pair of top-level races Sunday at Sha Tin will showcase some of Hong Kong's proven stars, including two former Horse of the Year honorees. Read More...

Trainer Farro serving 15-day suspension

DRF | 2 days ago
Patricia Farro, one of the leading trainers in Pennsylvania for the past five years, began serving a 15-day suspension on Feb. 15 after one of her horses tested positive for clenbuterol, according to Pennsylvania racing commission records. Read More...

Rampellini: Oaklawn Park horses to watch for week of Feb. 23

DRF | 2 days ago
Mary Rampellini's horses to watch at Oaklawn Park for the week of Feb. 23. Read More...

Special Edition: Florida Stallions and Juvenile Market Preview

DRF | 2 days ago
Daily Racing Form's special edition on Florida's stallion market and 2-year-old sales. Read More...

Beyer Sire Performance Standings: Exclusive Quality stands out in Florida

DRF | 2 days ago
Exclusive Quality, with 95 representatives on the track in 2016, finished 10th on Florida’s general sire list based on earnings. However, he factored prominently in Daily Racing Form’s Beyer Sire Performance Standings unveiled last month – an exclusive metric to examine stallion progeny performance in-depth, often highlighting under-the-radar sires. Read More...

Pair of Curlin’s sons among incoming Florida sires

DRF | 2 days ago
As rapidly-rising young classic sires with major contenders on this year's Kentucky Derby trail, Curlin and Pioneerof the Nile are among the most in-demand stallions in Kentucky this year. Each has a classic-placed son entering stud this year in Florida, giving a big kick to the Sunshine State's program. Read More...

Leading Florida sires: High Cotton, Gone Astray top key categories

DRF | 2 days ago
High Cotton started strong six years ago as Florida's leading freshman sire of 2011, and he followed through on the potential in 2016 as the state's top returning sire by overall progeny earnings. The 14-year-old son of Dixie Union had 92 winners over the course of last year's calendar – also the most in the state for a returning sire – with earnings of $3,485,516. Read More...

Juvenile sale season preview: Consignors optimistic for middle market

DRF | 2 days ago
On paper, last year's market trends should not add up to a rosy forecast for the upcoming juvenile auctions, and perhaps that will be the case, but the juvenile market is built on the ability to rebuild, restock, and adapt to changing landscapes. That preparation for the coming season has come in different forms. Read More...