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Social Inclusion sidelined with tendon injury

DRF | 1 day ago
Social Inclusion, who finished third in both the Wood Memorial and Preakness earlier this year, will be sidelined indefinitely due to a tendon injury, trainer Chad Brown reported Monday. Read More...

Free as a Bird overcomes trouble in Smart N Fancy

DRF | 1 day ago
Turning into the stretch of Monday’s $100,000 Smart N Fancy Stakes under Joel Rosario, Free as a Bird was trapped along the rail. There was no room, nowhere to go. Read More...

Itsmyluckyday to Spendthrift Farm in 2015

DRF | 1 day ago
Classic-placed multiple Grade 3 winner Itsmyluckyday will make his stallion debut in 2015 at B. Wayne Hughes’s Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky. Read More...

Demonstrative Soars in New York Turf Writers

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Trained by Richard Valentine, the victory marked the second time Demonstrative has won the New York Turf Writers as the 7-year-old Elusive Quality gelding also took the 2012 edition of the race. Read More...

Alvarado rides 1,000th winner

DRF | 1 day ago
Jockey Junior Alvarado picked up his 1,000th career victory in North America Monday at Saratoga when he guided Skerkis to an 8 1/2-length victory in the fourth race. Read More...

B.C. Announces Keeneland Host Committee

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Breeders' Cup announced Aug. 25 the formation of the 2015 Keeneland Host Committee for next year's World Championships, to be held at Keeneland Race Course, Oct. 30-31, 2015. Read More...

LIVE VIDEO: 2014 OBS August Yearling Sale

DRF | 1 day ago
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Jockey Alvarado Notches Milestone Victory

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Jockey Junior Alvarado won his 1,000th race in North America on Monday at Saratoga Race Course, guiding Skerkis to an easy victory in the fourth race. Read More...

Emphasis on Quality in Larger OBS Catalog

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Staging a successful auction or two is one thing. Sustaining long-term success is something else entirely, and that is exactly what Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. is doing these days in both the juvenile and yearling markets. Read More...

And They’re Off: The Final Farewell

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Watch Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman bid Steve farewell as And They're Off moves to the next chapter with Lenny's Place. The duo discuss the Travers S., Jimmy Jerkens, Tom Durkin, and the top 8 reasons Steve is leaving. Read More...

Divine Park filly a debut winner at Spa

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 3:37 PM ET 5th at SAR (Saratoga)Msw ($83k)     Winner: Lady Eli by Divine Park Lady Eli (Divine Park) gets up in last stride to win debut at Saratoga M... Read More...

Wise Dan on track for return in Saturday’s Bernard Baruch

DRF | 2 days ago
The works are done. The weights seem reasonable. The weather forecast looks fine. Read More...

Miss Behaviour set for Prioress

DRF | 2 days ago
Miss Behaviour, runner-up to Sweet Reason in the Grade 1 Test at Saratoga on Aug. 2, will return for Saturday’s Grade 2, $300,000 Prioress Stakes, trainer Phil Schoenthal confirmed on Monday. Read More...

Dayatthespa to be offered at Fasig-Tipton November sale

DRF | 2 days ago
Grade 1 winner Dayatthespa will be offered at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall selected mixed sale at the end of her autumn campaign. Read More...

Clearly Now likely to face seven rivals in Forego

DRF | 2 days ago
Clearly Now, coming off a 6 1/4-length victory in last month’s Grade 3 Belmont Sprint Championship, figures to be favored against as many as seven rivals in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Forego Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Dayatthespa to be Offered at F-T November

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Lane's End will consign grade I winner Dayatthespa to the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale. New York-bred won 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (gr. IT). Read More...

Calumet Farm’s English Channel and V. E. Day

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Watch footage of English Channel as Calumet Farm stallion director Ken Wilkins talks about V. E. Day, Optimizer, horses in training and future plans for racing. Read More...

V. E. Day Adds to English Channel’s Resume

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With V. E. Day's Travers Stakes (gr. I), Calumet Farm stallion English Channel was represented by not only his first grade I winner but also showed that his offspring can compete at the highest level on dirt. Read More...

Balmoral: Wednesday 8/27 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 8/27 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Northfield: Tuesday 8/26 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 2 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Tuesday 8/26 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Ancient Goddess promising import for P.G. Johnson Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Wednesday’s $100,000 P.G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga, which honors the memory of the late Hall of Fame trainer, is filled with question marks. None is bigger, perhaps, than how European invader Ancient Goddess will run in her U.S. and two-turn debut against six other juvenile fillies going 1 1/16 miles on the grass. Read More...

Demonstrative wins Turf Writers; Makari euthanized

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Richard Valentine and the connections of Demonstrative had every reason to celebrate after their veteran hurdler outfinished Barnstorming to win Saratoga’s Grade 1 New York Turf Writers Cup for the second time in the last three years. But there was little joy in the winner’s circle on Monday after Makari suffered a fatal injury when falling over the final jump in the grueling 2 3/8-mile event. Read More...

Pender Harbor tries to rebound on Canadian Millions Sales Stakes Day

DRF | 2 days ago
Millionaire Pender Harbour, a 2009 CTHS yearling sale graduate, appears to have found a nice spot in the $125,000 Elgin Stakes on Wednesday as part of Canadian Millions Sales Stakes Day at Woodbine. Read More...

Desert Steel seeks to build on Polytrack performance in stakes debut

DRF | 2 days ago
Desert Steel cruised to a 5 1/4-length victory against maidens on July 27, and will try to parlay that victory into a stakes win on Wednesday in the $150,000 Generous Portion for California-bred 2-year-old fillies. Read More...

Pair of 3-year-old restricted stakes top card

DRF | 2 days ago
Indiana Grand Race Course once again breaks up the handicapping week with a pair of stakes for 3-year-old Indiana-bred progeny of donated stallions sold at the Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association live auction or were listed as reserve not attained for the Internet auction. There will be a race for 3-year old fillies and the Paul Tinkle for colts and geldings. Both have a $75,000 purse and will be run at a mile on the main track. Read More...

Fair Grounds to update video boards

DRF | 2 days ago
Fair Grounds announced Monday the purchase and imminent installation of two video boards, one of several enhancements the track pledged to make this past spring when the Louisiana legislature signaled it might consider denying Fair Grounds a state-issued license to host live racing and run off-track betting parlors due to problems with the facility. Read More...

Belterra Park Planning 20% Purse Reduction

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Belterra Park, which opened for gaming and Thoroughbred racing in May, plans to reduce overnight purses by about 20% according to its next condition book effective Aug. 30. Read More...

Fair Grounds to Add Two Video Boards

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced Aug. 25 it is partnering with Coogan and Coogan, a Mandeville-based electronic video screen and scoreboard provider, for the purchase and installation of two new video boards. Read More...

Shared Belief likely to run before BC Classic

DRF | 2 days ago
The day after Shared Belief's victory in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said he likely would run him one time prior to the Breeders’ Cup Classic, which is Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Impressive debut winner West Riding returns Wednesday

DRF | 2 days ago
West Riding, an impressive debut winner going two turns on July 30, faces first-level allowance company in race 5 on Wednesday going 1 1/16 miles. Read More...

Santa Anita surface renovation complete

DRF | 2 days ago
Santa Anita has completed the renovation of its main track and will reopen for training on Sept. 2, the track announced in a press release on Monday. The stable area opens on Sunday. Read More...

Mike Smith to ride Beholder

DRF | 2 days ago
Mike Smith will be the new rider for two-time champion Beholder, who continued her preparation for a return to action with a seven-furlong workout in 1:24 on Monday morning at Del Mar. Read More...

Indiana Hires Second Lab to Handle Backlog

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A backlog at its primary laboratory has led the Indiana Horse Racing Commission to contract with second lab on an emergency basis. Read More...

Stopshoppingdebbie Runs Win Streak to Nine

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Northwest Farms' Stopshoppingdebbie remained undefeated in nine career starts after prevailing by a half-length over stablemate Goin to the Window Aug. 24 in the $65,000 Emerald Distaff at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Racing Needs Owners Like Rome, Who Can Handle the Ride

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Litfin: How I’d play Saratoga on Monday, Aug. 25

DRF | 2 days ago
There are a number of key scratches or additions on Monday’s card that make a bit of re-handicapping necessary. Read More...

Inside Yearling Sales Prep: Exercise

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Glenye Cain Oakford goes behind the scenes of yearling prep. This segment considers the roles that equine swimming, automatic walkers, pasture turnout, and handwalking all can play in building fitness. Read More...

Hersh: Saratoga pick three play for Monday, Aug. 25

DRF | 2 days ago
In the early pick five races 4 and 5 – both fairly inscrutable maidens – cause too much trouble to play with any confidence on less than a high-roller bankroll. And I thought in the late pick four races 7,8, and 10 had the same effect, so I’m aiming small today. Read More...

Thoroughbred Owner David Holloway Dead at 83

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
David P. Holloway, a longtime Thoroughbred owner who raced top sprinter Bet On Sunshine, died Aug. 21. He was 83. Read More...

Inspector general report cites ‘missed opportunities’ in NYRA takeout error

DRF | 2 days ago
New York Racing Association officials, including its former chief executive and general counsel, “missed several opportunities” to discover that the association was charging a takeout rate in some superexotic pools that was in excess of the law for a 16-month period in 2010 and 2011, according to a long-delayed report issued by the Inspector General of New York on Monday. Read More...

Report: NYRA Bettors Overcharged $7.4 Million

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A state investigative agency has concluded that key executives of the New York Racing Association were derelict in their duties to halt a practice that cost bettors more than $7 million. Read More...

Shared Belief Remains Undefeated With Pacific Classic Win

Michael Compton | 2 days ago
Shared Belief defeats older in Pacific Classic to remain undefeated for Jim Rome's Jungle Racing and partners.(Read more...) Read More...

Haynet Design and Forage Consumption Rates Studied

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
It’s no secret that horses in modern management situations can benefit from slowed forage intake, which mimics feral horses' natural foraging tendencies. But do these slow feeders really work? A group of University of Minnesota researchers recently put two slow-feed haynets—one with medium-sized and one with small-sized openings—to t... Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 12:39 AM ET It was an action-packed day of racing around the world, but sophomore Shared Belief (Candy Ride {Arg})... Read More...

Shared Belief Streaks to Pacific Classic Win

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Champion Shared Belief kept his stellar record spotless with another smashing victory Aug. 24 in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), sweeping past pacesetter Game On Dude and drawing away at Del Mar. Read More...

Stryker Phd Rallies to Win Longacres Mile

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jim and Mona Hour's Stryker Phd unleashed his usual rally from far back to post a game half-length victory over Boyett in the $200,000 Longacres Mile (gr. III) Aug. 24 at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Stryker Phd Last to First in Longacres Mile

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jim and Mona Hour's Stryker Phd unleashed his usual rally from far back to post a game half-length victory over Boyett in the $200,000 Longacres Mile (gr. III) Aug. 24 at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Shared Belief Reigns Supreme in Pacific Classic

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 9:13 PM ET 11th at DMR (Del Mar)GI Pacific Classic ($1m)     Winner: Shared Belief by Candy Ride (ARG) Shared Belief (g, 3, Candy Ride {Arg}) follows i... Read More...

Stryker Phd rallies from 15 lengths back to win Longacres Mile

DRF | 2 days ago
Stryker Phd roared from some 15 lengths off the pace to win Sunday's Grade 3, $200,000 Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs and reaffirm his status as the leading handicap horse in the Pacific Northwest. Read More...

Goldencents in Track-Record Pat O’Brien Romp

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Goldencents avenged his loss in last year's $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes (gr. II) with a dominating wire-to-wire track record performance in this year's edition at Del Mar Aug. 24. Read More...