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A Great Ambassador

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Thoroughbred Charities of America Youth Essay Contest co-winner Kayla Urbasik writes about her ex-racehorse, who became a talented show horse and good friend. Read More...

Her Emmynency switches surfaces, eyes BC Juvenile Fillies Turf

DRF | 11 hours ago
Trainer Michael Stidham is hoping a strong performance by Her Emmynency in the $100,000 Surfer Girl at Santa Anita on Sunday will propel her into becoming a serious contender in the Grade 1, $1 million Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Oct. 31. Read More...

Bern Identity goes for fourth straight win in speed-laden Phoenix

DRF | 11 hours ago
Even if you were sure that the new Keeneland dirt track favors speed like the old one, which horse would you pick Friday in the Phoenix Stakes? Read More...

Full-Sister to Trading Leather Brings ?950,000 at Orby

TDN | 12 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 11:59 AM ET GOFORB (Goffs Orby Sale)hip 403     Yearling F     Teofilo (Ire)--Night Visit (GB)     950,000 &nbsp... Read More...

Top prospects for BC Juvenile Fillies in Alcibiades, Frizette

DRF | 12 hours ago
The Grade 1 Alcibiades on Friday and Grade 1 Frizette on Saturday will play pivotal roles in determining who moves on to the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies.
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International Star seeks cleaner trip in Bourbon

DRF | 12 hours ago
Trainer Mike Maker is hoping for a smoother trip Sunday, when International Star starts in the Grade 3, $250,000 Bourbon at Keeneland. Read More...

Jockey Club fires media executive Adelson

DRF | 12 hours ago
Ken Adelson, a former NBA television executive hired by The Jockey Club in early 2012, has been fired by the organization one year after The Jockey Club underwrote a series of televised races on the new Fox Sports network, according to several officials with knowledge of the decision. Read More...

Small Foal Crops Will Challenge Racing

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
While it already has faced many hurdles, if the declining North American foal crop is not turned around soon, North American racing will require creative solutions from racetracks and horsemen or face further contraction. Read More...

Atreides tests deeper waters in Indiana Derby

DRF | 12 hours ago
Atreides, unbeaten and essentially untested in three starts, could find his first real challenge Saturday in the Grade 2, $500,000 Indiana Derby. Read More...

Fashion Alert favored for third straight stakes win in Alcibiades

DRF | 12 hours ago
Not that she needs any help as the only graded stakes winner in the field, but Fashion Alert was assigned the favorable rail slot Friday in the 63rd running of the Grade 1, $400,000 Alcibiades Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile race on the new dirt track at Keeneland. Read More...

Keeneland meet opens with rich stakes, new dirt surface

DRF | 12 hours ago
A new country song called “Dirt” espouses the many uses of God’s good earth but neglects to mention its popularity as a replacement for Polytrack. But when some 75,000 fans flock to Keeneland on the opening three-day weekend of the fall meet, many will express their delight at laying eyes on the ecru-colored loam conspicuously absent the last eight years here. Read More...

Tiny Giant could edge Petrowski closer to 1,000th career win

DRF | 12 hours ago
Trainer Joan Petrowski is just three wins shy of 1,000 for her career, and she has an excellent chance of moving one race closer when she runs Tiny Giant in a $35,000 optional-claiming race at Northlands on Friday. Tiny Giant is coming off back-to-back wins in stakes races and should be favored in the 6 1/2-furlong sprint, which drew six horses. Read More...

Pontchatrain auditions for Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

DRF | 13 hours ago
On Friday at Santa Anita, Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint prospect Pontchatrain, the winner of four consecutive stakes from September 2013 until February of this year, returns from an ankle injury to start in a third-level optional $75,000 claimer over about 6 1/2 furlongs on the hillside turf course. Read More...

Sam Houston stakes schedule worth $1.7 million

DRF | 13 hours ago
The $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic and the Grade 3, $200,000 Connally Turf Cup will again serve as the centerpiece of the Sam Houston Race Park meet when the stakes share a program Jan. 24. Sam Houston released its 20-race, $1.7 million stakes schedule Wednesday. The track opens its 32-date season Jan. 16. Read More...

Wicked Strong to Sit Out Rest of Year

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Centennials Farms' Wicked Strong, who clipped heels in the Jockey Club Gold Cup and unseated jockey Rajiv Maragh, will not be sent to Santa Anita for the Breeders' Cup and will be put away for the remainder of the year. Read More...

Bambarra Bold seeks fourth straight win on short rest

DRF | 13 hours ago
The late-maturing Bambarra Bold makes her first start in open allowance company at Woodbine on Friday, when she’ll look to extend her win streak to four races in the seven-furlong co-feature. Read More...

High Chaparral Colt a New Rising Star At Salisbury

TDN | 13 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 10:11 AM ET 1st at SLB (SALISBURY)Francis Clark British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden S.     Winner: Moheet (Ire) by High Chaparral (Ire) Al Shaqab Rac... Read More...

Moonist puts winning streak on line in PCQHRA Derby

DRF | 13 hours ago
Moonist will try to extend his winning streak to eight races and win his fourth derby of 2014 in Friday’s $166,000 Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Association Breeders’ Derby at Los Alamitos. Read More...

Free’s Horses to Watch

DRF | 16 hours ago
Brad Free's Horses to Watch for Santa Anita. Read More...

?1.1 Million For Sea the Stars Half To Lord Shanakill

TDN | 17 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 6:59 AM ET GOFORB (Goffs Orby Sale)hip 270     Yearling F     Sea the Stars (Ire)--Green Room     1,100,000 &nbs... Read More...

Daughter of Teofilo Stars When Making ?950K At Goffs

TDN | 17 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 6:46 AM ET GOFORB (Goffs Orby Sale)hip 268     Yearling F     Teofilo (Ire)--Grecian Bride (Ire)     950,000 &nb... Read More...

Status Quo Dates OK’d for Illinois in 2015

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
The Illinois Racing Board has approved a 2015 racing schedule similar to this year, with questions remaining about how purses for those dates will be funded. Read More...

Status Quo Dates for Illinois Racing in 2015

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
The Illinois Racing Board has approved a 2015 racing schedule similar to the 2014 dates, with questions remaining about how purses for those dates will be funded. Read More...

Harness: Lexington Selected Yearling Sale up 21.6%

DRF | 1 day ago
The 2014 Lexington Selected Sale got off to a fast start and never petered out as 97 yearlings were hammered down during day one of the five-day sale. Demolishing the 2013 average per horse of $86,324, the opening night consignment was up over 21 percent at $104,959. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:59 PM ET We have a complete recap of Tuesday's Goffs Orby sale from Emma Berry and we preview Wednesday's... Read More...

Broughton Kitten Charges Late

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 5:45 PM ET 8th at IND (Indiana Downs)Msw ($32k)     Winner: Broughton Kiten by Kitten's Joy Broughton Kitten (c, 2, Kitten's Joy) graduates in his ... Read More...

Tracks Find Human Touch Key With New Apps

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
In trying to introduce customers to new technology such as track wagering apps and web-based platforms, racetracks are finding a human touch-and a little cash -- still helps. Read More...

Keeneland Secures Seventh Simulcast Award

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Keeneland earned its seventh Simulcast Award for production excellence Sept. 30 at the International Simulcast Conference in Delray Beach, Fla. Read More...

Added-Gaming Funds More Than Third of Purses

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
According to a Thoroughbred Racing Associations study, money from added-gaming sources now accounts for more than one-third of the purse money awarded in U.S. Thoroughbred racing. Read More...

Alcibiades Kicks Off Return to Keeneland Dirt

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A field of 13 2-year-old fillies, headed by Fashion Alert, clash Oct. 3. Read More...

Galileo colt tops first session of Goffs Orby sale

DRF | 1 day ago
M.V. Magnier, representing the Coolmore partnership, signed the ticket on a $1.89 million Galileo colt to headline Tuesday’s opening session of the Goffs Orby sale in Co. Kildare, Ireland. Read More...

Northville Downs surrenders 2014 Thoroughbred license

DRF | 1 day ago
Northville Downs has scrapped plans to conduct its inaugural Thoroughbred meet about two weeks before it was scheduled to begin, having voluntarily submitted its Thoroughbred and mixed-breed licenses to the Michigan Gaming Control Board last Friday. Read More...

2015 Dates Conflict at Two Kentucky Tracks

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A conflict over 2015 dates' requests for Churchill Downs and Kentucky Downs arose Sept. 30 when the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's dates committee held the first of several meetings to consider the state's calendar. Read More...

Galileo Colt Leads Strong Goffs Orby Session

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Irish owner, breeder, and trainer Jim Bolger's Remondstown House Stud sold the session topper on day one of the Goffs Orby yearling sale, a Galileo colt for E1.5 million ($1,894,368 in United States funds). Read More...

Big Brown Colt Tops Magic Millions 2YO Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A colt by U.S. champion and Central Kentucky sire Big Brown sold in Australia for the highest price at the Magic Millions Gold Coast 2-year-olds in training sale Sept. 30. Read More...

Lemon Drop Dream Takes on Seven in Phoenix

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Mike McCarty's Lemon Drop Dream tops a field of eight sprinters in the 162nd running of the $200,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (gr. III) Oct. 3, on opening day of Keeneland's fall meet. Read More...

Hong Kong Sprinter to Have U.S. Prep for BC

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Rich Tapestry, who is looking to become the first horse from Hong Kong to compete in a California stakes, went for an easy gallop at Santa Anita Sept. 30. Read More...

Banke, Haggin Join Keeneland Advisory Board

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Stonestreet Farm owner Barbara R. Banke and prominent horseman Ben Haggin have been chosen as the newest members of Keeneland's advisory board of directors. Read More...

Grade 3 winner Fiftyshadesofgold retired

DRF | 1 day ago
Fiftyshadesofgold, who won the Grade 3 Eight Belles Stakes on the Kentucky Oaks undercard earlier this year, has been retired by owner Doug Scharbauer’s Valor Farm due to a tear in her left fore suspensory. Read More...

Grade III winner Fiftyshadesofgold Retired

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Graded stakes winner Fiftyshadesofgold, last year's Texas champion 2-year-old filly, has been retired from racing with an injury, Valor Farm announced Sept. 30. Read More...

Northfield: Thursday 10/2 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Ken Walters' analysis of the Thursday 10/2 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: Halftime tidbits

DRF | 1 day ago
Wednesday is the 19th day of racing at Belmont’s 38-day fall meet, and as we hit the halfway point, here are some odds ‘n ends. Read More...

Mohawk: Thursday 10/2 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Thursday 10/2 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Churchill, Kentucky Downs at odds over September dates

DRF | 1 day ago
Kentucky’s September race dates have once again emerged as a major source of contention. Read More...

Plans pending for Oklahoma Derby winner Tonito M.

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said plans for Tonito M., who won the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby, are to be determined. The horse returned to his Santa Anita base Tuesday. Tonito M. came into the Oklahoma Derby off a third-place finish in the Los Alamitos Mile. Read More...

Industry report: U.S. casinos generate $38B in tax revenue

DRF | 1 day ago
The American Gaming Association, the lobbying and public-relations arm for casinos across the United States, released a study on Tuesday purporting to show that the U.S. “gambling industry” accounted for $38 billion in tax revenue to federal, state, and local governments and has a total economic impact of $240 billion. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 10/2 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Thursday 10/2 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 9/30/2014

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Super Saturday with racing from Santa Anita, Belmont Park, Churchill Downs, Australia, Laurel Park, Woodbine & More! Read More...

Far fewer race dates in Chicago in 2015

DRF | 1 day ago
The Illinois Racing Board approved a 2015 racing schedule Tuesday during its annual dates-awards meeting that trims the number of race days in Chicago by 21 percent compared with this year. Read More...

Fashion Alert heads Alcibiades entries

DRF | 1 day ago
A field of 13 2-year-old fillies was entered Tuesday for the Grade 1, $400,000 Alcibiades, the highlight of Keeneland's opening-day card Friday.v Read More...