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Woodbine Harness: Friday 10/24 analysis

DRF | 23 hours ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Friday 10/24 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Keeneland-Based Horses are BC Bound

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Of 201 horses pre-entered to the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park, 38 raced or trained at Keeneland in September or October. Read More...

Vernon: Friday 10/24 Analysis

DRF | 23 hours ago
James Witherite's analysis of the Friday 10/24 card at Vernon Downs. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 10/17 Analysis

DRF | 23 hours ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 10/24 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Wells reaches plea deal in race-fixing case

DRF | 23 hours ago
U.S. prosecutors have agreed to drop a three-count federal indictment alleging race fixing against the trainer David Wells in exchange for Wells pleading guilty to one misdemeanor charge of “rigging a publicly exhibited contest” in a Pennsylvania state court, according to court documents filed last week. Read More...

Clocker: Private Prospect has solid drill for Juvenile

DRF | 23 hours ago
Wednesday proved to be another slow day on the Breeders’ Cup workout front, with the monotony of the long morning finally broken when Private Prospect came out after the second renovation break to work six furlongs for the Juvenile. Read More...

Arlington-Washington Futurity winner Recount done for year

DRF | 23 hours ago
Recount, the Arlington-Washington Futurity winner in his most recent start, won’t race again until 2015, trainer Jim DiVito said last week. Read More...

Tapit Filly Becomes New Fasig-Tipton Topper

TDN | 24 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:45 PM ET FTKOCT (Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling Sale)hip 984     Yearling F     Tapit--Sage Cat     410,000  Breeder: Steven Sinatra & David Smith (KY)  Consignor: Woods Edge Farm (Peter O?Callaghan), agent   Buyer: Conquest Stables LLC Conquest Stables bests mark it set at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling sale; goes to $410K for Tapit filly. Read More...

Dimension Looking to Improve in Turf Sprint

Blood-Horse | 24 hours ago
Speedy Dimension will be seeking his second consecutive stakes win at 6 1/2 furlongs on grass when he lines up in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1. Read More...

Alexis Tangier heads Autumn Miss Stakes

DRF | 24 hours ago
Saturday’s $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes for 3-year-old fillies over a mile on turf at Santa Anita will have a large field, and a strong team from trainer Tom Proctor’s stable. Read More...

Thecushmaker tries to keep momentum going for red-hot Hinsley

DRF | 24 hours ago
Veteran trainer Dave Hinsley won two races from 31 starts during the 2013 fall-winter meeting at Hawthorne. It took Hinsley all of three starts to eclipse that win total at the ongoing meet. Read More...

Desormeaux set to return Sunday

DRF | 24 hours ago
Jockey Kent Desormeaux, who has not ridden since Sept. 28 after being kicked in the chest during a post parade, is aiming for a comeback Sunday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Ducduc still sharp at age 8

DRF | 24 hours ago
Ducduc’s sharp form belies his age. The 8-year-old Grade 3 winner has won his last two starts and will attempt to keep rolling Friday in the ninth race at Gulfstream Park West. His task will not be an easy one, however, as Rock Alex figures to go favored one start after running third to Bahamian Squall, who on Monday was pre-entered in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Read More...

Royal Burgh Earns Gritty Success

TDN | 24 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:21 PM ET 3rd at KEE (Keeneland)MSW ($56K)     Winner: Royal Burgh by Street Sense Royal Burgh (Street Sense) fights his way to the front just in ... Read More...

War Correspondent an exciting prospect

DRF | 1 day ago
If Mother Nature relents enough to allow turf racing to resume here Friday, there is a very intriguing third-level allowance race that serves as the feature on a 10-race card at Belmont Park. Read More...

Sherman Sees California Chrome Bouncing Back

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
While California Chrome's lone start since the Triple Crown didn't go as planned, trainer Art Sherman likes what he sees since his dual classic winner has arrived back at his Los Alamitos Race Course base. Read More...

Brothers Inducted to Louisiana Sports HOF

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Frank Brothers was a Thoroughbred trainer for nearly four decades, saddling 2,359 winners at a 22% rate, with half of his 10,440 starters finishing in the money while earning $48.9 million in purse money since 1974. Read More...

Complete Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The complete Breeders' Cup Entries for all 13 races. Read More...

East Coast-Based Trainer Furr Dead at 66

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Trainer Danny Furr died Aug. 31 at his home in Aiken, S.C., after a long battle with cancer. He was 66. Read More...

Departing Heads Hagyard Fayette Field

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Departing headlines a field of eight horses entered for the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette (gr. II) to be run Oct. 25, closing day of the fall meet at Keeneland. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Features 201 Pre-Entered Horses

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Breeders' Cup unveiled its pre-entrants for the 31st World Championships the morning of Oct. 22 at Santa Anita Park, with 201 horses named for the 13-race festival Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Read More...

Songforjohnmichael ready to step up

DRF | 1 day ago
Songforjohnmichael has won two of his last three starts, giving Hendricks confidence to try him in a first-level optional $40,000 claimer over 1 1/4 miles on the main track at Santa Anita on Friday. Read More...

Dubawi Colt Strikes For the Boys In Blue at HQ

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:17 PM ET 6th at NKT (NEWMARKET)British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden S.     Winner: Rare Rhythm (GB) by Dubawi (Ire) Godolphin's 625K purchase Rare ... Read More...

Jerardi: Searching for a replacement single

DRF | 1 day ago
Without a horse or horses to frame multi-race wagers around or use as a free space on top of a vertical bet, the very difficult task of converting Breeders’ Cup opinions into cash becomes monumentally difficult. Read More...

Declaration of War to Ashford for 2015

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:14 PM ET Declaration of War to Ashford for 2015 Read More...

Henny Jenney’s last effort on dirt an encouraging sign

DRF | 1 day ago
Henny Jenney, most recently second at 24-1 behind Breeders’ Cup-bound Thank You Marylou in the Sept. 20 Dogwood Stakes at Churchill Downs, heads a group of five 3-year-old fillies in Friday's allowance feature at Keeneland. Read More...

Stakes performers Spanish Flower, Chique to Chique still seeking first win

DRF | 1 day ago
It’s hard to believe that the Roger Attfield-trained stakes performers Spanish Flower and Chique to Chique are still maidens. Perhaps one of them will finally get their picture taken in Friday’s eighth race at Woodbine, a $55,900 maiden special weight scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the grass. Read More...

Hoosier: Top Burke 3-year-olds compete in Circle City

DRF | 1 day ago
There are no sky-high purses being offered on Friday night at Hoosier Park, but trainer Ron Burke is still sending arguably his top pair of male 3-year-old pacers in split divisions of the Circle City. Both Jk Endofanera and Limelight Beach figure to be odds-on favorites come post time as they follow the yellow brick road to the Breeders Crown on November 22 at the Meadowlands. Read More...

201 Horses Pre-Entered for Breeders’ Cup

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:57 AM ET Record 201 horses pre-entered for Breeders' Cup, including 15 for $5-million GI Breeders' Cup Classic. Read More...

Eustacia will give routing a try in Freedom of the City

DRF | 1 day ago
Eustacia will try to carry her considerable speed around three turns for the first time when she runs in the $50,000 Freedom of the City at Northlands Park on Friday night. Read More...

Number of mares bred increases in 2014

DRF | 1 day ago
The Jockey Club released its Report of Mares Bred statistics for the 2014 breeding season, which revealed the first increase in North American mares bred since 2005. Read More...

Speightstown Colt Maintains His Perfect Tally at Newmarket

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:37 AM ET 5th at NKT (NEWMARKET)A R Legal Collections Houghton Conditions S.     Winner: Fannaan by Speightstown Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Makt... Read More...

Three females among 16 pre-entered in Breeders’ Cup Turf

DRF | 1 day ago
There may be a feminine presence to the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 1. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Top Kisser out, Thank You Marylou in

DRF | 1 day ago
Just a couple of minor surprises were in store when pre-entries for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint were announced Wednesday at Santa Anita: Top Kisser is not in the lineup, and Thank You Marylou is. Read More...

Tampa Bay Releases 2014-2015 Stakes Schedule

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The 35th renewal of the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) for 3-year-olds highlights a 2014-2015 Tampa Bay Downs stakes schedule offering $2,660,000 in purse money. Read More...

Tampa Bay Releases 2014-2015 Stakes Schedule

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The 35th renewal of the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) for 3-year-olds highlights a 2014-2015 Tampa Bay Downs stakes schedule offering $2,660,000 in purse money. Read More...

Tampa Bay Releases 2014-15 Stakes Schedule

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The 35th renewal of the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) for 3-year-olds highlights a 2014-2015 Tampa Bay Downs stakes schedule offering $2.66 million in purse money. Read More...

Dank among 17 F&M Turf pre-entries

DRF | 1 day ago
Eight top-class Europeans, led by defending champion Dank, were among the 17 pre-entries announced Wednesday for the $2 Million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 1 – setting up an intriguing international matchup. Read More...

Mile draws 25 pre-entries with Wise Dan out

DRF | 1 day ago
They could run two Breeders’ Cup Miles this year. A remarkable 25 horses were pre-entered in the $2 million Mile, a huge number owing in great part to the fact that one horse – two-time winner Wise Dan – is injured and will miss the race. Read More...

Untapable among 12 pre-entered in Distaff

DRF | 1 day ago
Untapable is training so well it is scary. Good timing for Halloween, when she tries to win the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita. Read More...

Chandelier, Frizette produce eight entrants

DRF | 1 day ago
The Grade 1, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies has attracted 15 pre-entries. The 1 1/16-mile race will be run at Santa Anita on Saturday, Nov. 1. Read More...

BC Turf Sprint nets 29 pre-entries; past winner Regally Ready on also-eligible list

DRF | 1 day ago
Eight of the nine Saturday Breeders’ Cup races were oversubscribed, but none more so than the $1 million Turf Sprint, which drew a staggering 29 pre-entrants. That means there are actually more horses on the order of preference also-eligible list than the 14 who will be allowed to start in this unique event run on Santa Anita’s about-6 1/2-furlong downhill turf course. Read More...

Sprint draws 21 pre-entries, with some surprises

DRF | 1 day ago
The presence of defending champion Secret Circle, multiple Grade 1 sprint winner Palace, and Hong Kong invader Rich Tapestry, who captured the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship in his sparkling U.S. debut, did little to scare away the opposition, as 21 horses were pre-entered Monday for the $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Read More...

Keeneland, Red Mile Partner on Instant Racing

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Keeneland and The Red Mile, a Lexington harness track, have officially agreed to consolidate historical racing machines in one facility that will be built at The Red Mile. Read More...

Keeneland, Red Mile Partner on Instant Racing

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Keeneland and The Red Mile, a Lexington harness track, have officially agreed to consolidate historical racing machines in one facility that will be built at The Red Mile. Read More...

Top 3-Year-Olds Abound in BC Classic

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A wide-open field of 15 has been pre-entered is this year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), headed by a powerful 3-year-old group Read More...

Top 3-Year-Olds Abound in BC Classic

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A wide-open field of 15 has been pre-entered is this year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), headed by a powerful 3-year-old group Read More...

Eight Grade I Winners Entered in F&M Turf

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Returning champion Dank leads oversubscribed Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf field. Read More...

Eight Grade I Winners Entered in F&M Turf

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Returning champion Dank leads oversubscribed Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf field. Read More...

Mile Draws 19 First-Preference Entries

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
With two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan sidelined after dominating back-to-back editions of the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), a slew of contenders pre-entered the turf event to be run Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. Read More...