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Del Mar Babies for Monday, Sept. 1

DRF | 13 hours ago
DRF handicapper Matt Bernier takes a closer look at juveniles running at Del Mar. Read More...

Bejarano rides six winners on Sunday card

DRF | 14 hours ago
Jockey Rafael Bejarano won six races at Del Mar on Sunday, becoming only the fifth rider to do so in track history. Read More...

Longshots on Saratoga’s Closing Day

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) and Saranac Stakes (gr. III). Read More...

Inside Yearling Sales Prep: Behavior

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Glenye Cain Oakford goes behind the scenes of yearling prep. Behavior counts, whether you are looking to increase a young horse's tractability or to subtly improve his or her performance in front of prospective buyers. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 21 hours ago
Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 11:30 PM ET The action-packed Labor Day weekend of racing continued Sunday, highlighted by Condo Commando (Tiz... Read More...

And He’s Off: A Track Legend Calls It a Career

Tom Durkin, who called more than 80,000 horse races with an imaginative and captivating style, worked his final race on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Red Mile: Kentucky Sire Stakes Finals in the books

DRF | 22 hours ago
Eight $175,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes were contested Aug. 31 at Lexington’s Red Mile, with few surprises coming over the famed red clay, which after a heavy downpour, was listed as sloppy for the first six races on the 15-race program. Read More...

Midnight Storm Proves Elusive in DMR Derby

TDN | 24 hours ago
Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 9:25 PM ET 9th at DMR (Del Mar)GII Del Mar Derby ($300k)     Winner: Midnight Storm by Pioneerof the Nile Midnight Storm (c, 3, Pioneerof the Nile) bel... Read More...

Midnight Storm Shakes Up Del Mar Derby

Blood-Horse | 24 hours ago
Midnight Storm was able to parcel his speed effectively while on an easy lead in the $300,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) and glided through the stretch in command to post a 17-1 surprise Aug. 31 over the turf. Read More...

Midnight Storm proves uncatchable in Del Mar Derby

DRF | 24 hours ago
Sunday, in the Grade 2, $300,000 Del Mar Derby, Midnight Storm won again, leading from start to finish while taking advantage of an otherwise paceless race and rewarding pace players with a fat 17-1 payoff. Read More...

Broken Sword much the best in Tranquility Lake

DRF | 1 day ago
Both jockey Rafael Bejarano and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer have finished this meet with a flourish, and both padded their expanding leads in their respective races on Sunday at Del Mar when combining for an easy victory with Broken Sword in the $94,750 Tranquility Lake Stakes for older females. Read More...

Too Flash for You connects in All American Derby

DRF | 1 day ago
Too Flash for You won the richest race of his career in the All American Derby over 440 yards Sunday at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Rake Farms, Butler Dominate Minnesota Card

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Hold for More was a convincing winner of the Northern Lights Futurity Stakes, one of two $75,000 races for juveniles on the Minnesota Festival of Champions program for state-breds Aug. 31 at Canterbury Park. Read More...

Jo Jo Warrior Helps Zayat Celebrate Birthday

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Owner Ahmed Zayat celebrated his 52nd birthday in style Aug. 31 when even-money choice Jojo Warrior led them start to finish to take the $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes (gr. III) from Del Mar. Read More...

Jojo Warrior Wires ‘Em in Torrey Pines

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 7:17 PM ET 5th at DMR (Del Mar)GIII Torrey Pines S. ($100k)     Winner: Jojo Warrior by Pioneerof the Nile TDN Rising Star Jojo Warrior (f, 3, Pioneero... Read More...

Jojo Warrior wins another route in Torrey Pines

DRF | 1 day ago
Sunday, Jojo Warrior won her second consecutive graded stakes in the $100,250 Torrey Pines Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Del Mar, a span that coincides with her first two races at a mile or farther. Read More...

Butler rides three winners on Minnesota Festival of Champions Day

DRF | 1 day ago
Owner Scott Rake teamed with Canterbury Park Hall of Fame trainer Bernell Rhone and jockey Dean Butler to sweep the sprint stakes on Minnesota Festival of Champions Day on Sunday. Butler also scored a third stakes win in the Northern Lights Futurity. Read More...

Another Debut ‘Reward’

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 6:51 PM ET 4th at PID (Presque Isle Downs)Msw ($29k)     Winner: Sister Stella by Warrior's Reward Sister Stella (f, 2, Warrior's Reward) kicks into an... Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Etobicoke heads up holiday card

DRF | 1 day ago
Chicago raider Pirate’s Trove (7-5) will try to remain unbeaten in the $100,000 Etobicoke, a six-furlong overnight stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

Plesa Sweeps Juvenile Stakes at Monmouth

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
And the beat goes on for trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. at Monmouth Park Aug. 31 as he captured the racetrack's top 2-year-old stakes events just one day after saddling Itsmyluckyday to win the $600,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Saratoga bids farewell to Tom Durkin

DRF | 1 day ago
Tom Durkin was given a wet and slightly wild send-off Sunday at Saratoga. After calling Condo Commando’s 13 1/4-length victory in the Grade 1 Spinaway in the pouring rain “splash-tastic,” Durkin was feted with a retirement ceremony in the Saratoga winner’s circle that celebrated the 43-year career of the greatest race-caller in the history of racing. Read More...

Condo Commando dominates by more than 13 lengths in Spinaway

DRF | 1 day ago
The final words of the final call of legendary track announcer Tom Durkin’s career accurately summed up Sunday’s 123rd running of the $350,000 Spinaway Stakes after Condo Commando did indeed splash herself to a dominating 13 1/4-length victory over By the Moon in the Grade 1 fixture for 2-year-old fillies at Saratoga. Read More...

War Front’s Souper Colossal Stays Unbeaten in Sapling

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 6:21 PM ET 11th at MTH (Monmouth Park)Sapling S. ($100k)     Winner: Souper Colossal by War Front Souper Colossal (c, 2, War Front) makes it three-from... Read More...

Condo Commando Romps in Durkin’s Final Call

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 6:03 PM ET 10th at SAR (Saratoga)GI Spinaway S. ($350k)     Winner: Condo Commando by Tiz Wonderful Condo Commando (f, 2, Tiz Wonderful) was off slowly... Read More...

Souper Colossal gives Plesa sweep of 2-year-old stakes in Sapling

DRF | 1 day ago
Eddie Plesa Jr. swept the 2-year-old stakes Sunday at Monmouth Park as Super Colossal scored an easy win in the $101,000 Sapling Stakes. Read More...

Baffert Filly All ‘Made Up’ at Del Mar

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 5:25 PM ET 1st at DMR (Del Mar)Msw ($75k)     Winner: Maybellene by Lookin At Lucky Maybellene (f, 2, Lookin at Lucky) is the 13th winner for her frosh... Read More...

Condo Commando ‘Splash-tastic’ in Spinaway

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Condo Commando took all of the drama out of track announcer Tom Durkin's final call when she romped to victory in the $350,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) over a sloppy track at rainy Saratoga Race Course Aug. 31. Read More...

Pender plans to appeal suspension, $5,000 fine

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Mike Pender has been suspended three weeks and fined $5,000 for five class 4 medication infractions in a 12-month period, Del Mar stewards announced in a ruling on Sunday. Read More...

Concealedwithakiss now 2 for 2 after taking Sorority

DRF | 1 day ago
Concealedwithakiss outsprinted Florida stakes winner Coco’s Wildcat for the early lead and then led the field on a merry chase to score by two lengths in the Sorority Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Blame’s Newest Winner Comes at Ellis

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 4:46 PM ET 5th at ELP (Ellis Park)Msw ($33k)     Winner: Indict by Blame Indict (c, 2, Blame) overcomes a wide trip to post a tidy graduation score at ... Read More...

Irish Mission Gets Job Done in Glens Falls

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
It wasn't the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) , but it was another stakes winner for owner Robert S. Evans and trainer Christophe Clement when Irish Mission ran down Viva Rafaela to take the $150,000 Glens Falls Stakes (gr. IIIT). Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from August 25 – August 27

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

Indian Charlie Filly Gets It Right at the Spa

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 4:28 PM ET 7th at SAR (Saratoga)Msw ($83k)     Winner: Feathered by Indian Charlie Feathered 9f, 2, Indian Charlie) sets an easy pace and bolts up in a... Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from August 26 – August 27

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

Yonkers: Monday 9/1 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 9/1 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Mohawk: Monday 9/1 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Monday 9/1 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Pyrite Blue Magna takes down Tah Dah

DRF | 1 day ago
Pyrite Blue Magna made it two in a row, winning the $50,000 Kevin Goemmer Tah Dah at Belterra Park on Sunday afternoon. Read More...

Needmore Flattery wins third in a row in DeBartolo Memorial

DRF | 1 day ago
Needmore Flattery made it three in a row against older Ohio-bred fillies and mares when she won the $50,000 Rose Debartolo at ThistleDown on Sunday afternoon. Read More...

Irish Mission ends drought with Glen Falls win

DRF | 1 day ago
Irish Mission ended a frustrating period for her and trainer Christophe Clement by running down the pace-setting Viva Rafaela in deep stretch to win Sunday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Glens Falls Stakes by a half-length at Saratoga. Read More...

NM-Bred Too Flash For You Wins Grade 1, $1.9-Million All American Derby

Too Flash For You, a New Mexico-bred gelded son of First Moonflash and the seventh-fastest qualifier, sprinted to a half-length victory in Sunday’s 440-yard, $1,920,887 All American Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Future looks bright for Blue Tone

DRF | 1 day ago
Blue Tone won the first stakes of his career in Saturday’s $98,650 Brubaker Stakes over a mile and could be back at Del Mar in November for a more lucrative prize. Read More...

Sunset Glow likely to race at Keeneland in Fall

DRF | 1 day ago
Sunset Glow, who swept the two graded stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Del Mar this summer to emerge as a division leader, is likely to race at Keeneland in October. Read More...

Wise Dan Passes Return Test in Flying Colors

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Though he has been with Wise Dan throughout a 30-race campaign that began in the winter of 2010, trainer Charlie LoPresti continues to be awed by his two-time Horse of the Year. Read More...

Itsmyluckyday Unlikely to Return in Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
After swapping grade I decisions this summer at Saratoga, it appears that a third match-up between Woodward Stakes winner Itsmyluckyday and runner-up Moreno will have to await the $5 million Breeders Cup Classic. Read More...

Palace on track for Breeders’ Cup Sprint

DRF | 1 day ago
Coming off two Grade 1 victories at Saratoga, Palace will be aimed toward the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 1 with the potential of running in the Grade 1 Vosburgh at Belmont Park on Sept. 27, trainer Linda Rice said Sunday. Read More...

Untapable, Tapiture work towards stakes at Parx

DRF | 1 day ago
Untapable, the Kentucky Oaks and Mother Goose winner, is pointing to the Grade 1 Cotillion, while Tapiture, winner of the Matt Winn and West Virginia Derby in his last two starts, is pointing to the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby. Both put in workouts shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday over Saratoga’s main track. Read More...

Tribute to Retiring Announcer Tom Durkin

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame 2014 tribute to retiring race announcer Tom Durkin. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: Last day at the Spa

DRF | 1 day ago
The 40-day Saratoga meet comes to a close with a 10-race Labor Day program that will bring the total number of races run to 413, including a dozen steeplechase races. Read More...

Trainer Larry Ross Reaches 1,000 Wins

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Trainer Larry D. Ross sent out his 1,000th winner Aug. 30 when Just Like Uptown romped to a 6 3/4-length triumph in the fifth race at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Moreno headed to Jockey Club Gold Cup, but not Itsmyluckyday

DRF | 1 day ago
If there is to be a Round 3 between Itsmyluckyday and Moreno, it is unlikely to occur in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park on Sept. 27. Read More...