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Jay Hovdey: Stronach has it right on medication rules

DRF | 22 hours ago
Frank Stronach’s plan to implement house rules at his tracks is the latest attempt to address animal welfare and medication abuse. Read More...

Interest High for Oklahoma City Summer Sale

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Following record-breaking increases at the 2013 OKC Summer Sale, officials say they are preparing for an increase in entries for the upcoming sale set for Aug. 18 at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds. Read More...

General a Rod has first breeze for Kentucky Derby

DRF | 22 hours ago
General a Rod, one of the main Kentucky Derby threats out of Florida this winter, had his first breeze since shipping to Kentucky when going five furlongs Thursday in 59.80 seconds at the Trackside training center. Read More...

Enterprising risks perfect turf mark in La Puente

DRF | 22 hours ago
Enterprising and Gary Stevens have a perfect record together on turf. They won a maiden race over a mile at Hollywood Park in November, followed by a win in the Eddie Logan Stakes in December and a win by a nose in the Pasadena Stakes over a mile March 22. Read More...

Quality Road’s First Starter Scores Easy Win

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Hootenanny, the first starter for freshman sire Quality Road, skipped away from the field in the stretch of Keeneland's second race April 17, scoring a 4 1/4-length win in the 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight test. Read More...

Key Owners, Trainers to Publicize Vet Records

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Such records will cover the 14-day period preceding and including the day of each race and will be available on the day of the race at least two hours prior to post time. The pledges take effect immediately. Read More...

The Dude Returns to Charles Town

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
On Saturday, Game On Dude returns to Charles Town to seek another victory in the Charles Town Classic (gr. II). Will he win? Read More...

European Record At Tattersalls Craven Sale

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
A European record for a breeze-up sale was broken for the second straight year April 16 when Ross Doyle went to 800,000 guineas to secure a High Chaparral colt during the first day of the Tattersalls Craven breeze-up sale. Read More...

Kid Cruz takes step toward Preakness in Federico Tesio Stakes

DRF | 22 hours ago
Saturday, Kid Cruz will attempt to take a step toward the Preakness when he returns to Maryland to run in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico. Read More...

Keeneland: DRF Plus handicapping report for April 19, 2014

DRF | 22 hours ago
DRF Plus handicapping analysis for Keeneland on Friday, April 18. Read More...

Wicked Strong Puts in Solid Breeze at Belmont

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
In his first work since winning the TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial (gr. I), Wicked Strong breezed a solid half-mile in :49.62 seconds the morning of April 17 over the Belmont Park training track. Read More...

Game On Dude better equipped for Charles Town Classic repeat

DRF | 22 hours ago
On Saturday, when Game On Dude runs in the Charles Town Classic for the third time, he will have regular shoes as he attempts to become not only a repeat winner of this lucrative race but just the 15th Thoroughbred – and the first gelding – to surpass the $7 million mark in earnings. Read More...

Derick Giwner: More than meets the eye in final round of Levy, Matchmaker

DRF | 22 hours ago
When the fields line up behind the gate for the final round of the George Morton Levy Memorial series at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday, trainer Ron Burke will likely be torn. He has four horses vying for one spot in the $567,000 final. Meanwhile, in Blue Chip Matchmaker action, driver Tim Tetrick will not be steering Anndrovette. Read More...

Take Charge Lady named Kentucky’s Broodmare of the Year

DRF | 22 hours ago
Multiple Grade 1 winner and producer Take Charge Lady added another feather to her cap Thursday, as she was honored with the Broodmare of the Year award by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association (KTA) and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders (KTOB). Read More...

Trommer Scores One for the Home Team

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
The home team prevailed in Keeneland's spring handicapping contest, the Grade One Gamble, as Lexington's Evan Trommer finished first with a final total of $9,170 after starting with $2,000. Read More...

Craven Success For Arakan’s Toormore

TDN | 24 hours ago
Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:19 AM ET 5th at NMT (NEWMARKET)G3 Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven S.     Winner: Toormore (Ire) by Arakan Middleham Park Racing's Toormore (Ire) ... Read More...

Rampart Winner Gamay Noir Heads Sixty Sails

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Gamay Noir, who snapped a five-race losing streak when she captured the Rampart Stakes (gr. III), tops a field of eight fillies and mares that will go to the post in Hawthorne's Sixty Sails Handicap (gr. III) April 19. Read More...

Finding a Home, Filling a Need

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Peggy Goetsch, executive director for the Racing Industry Charitable Foundation, has been serving Illinois' backstretch community for 32 years. Read More...

Funnyoushouldask is Top Weight in Foutz Distaff

Terrine G. Ransier’s Funnyoushouldask has been assigned to carry top weight of 123 pounds in Saturday’s 6 1/2-furlong, $45,000 Russell & Helen Foutz Distaff Handicap (R) for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares at SunRay Park. Read More...

Farhh’s Brother Strikes At Newmarket

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:00 AM ET 14.20 at NMT (NEWMARKET)Wood Ditton S.     Winner: Basem (GB) by Pivotal (GB) Godolphin's Basem (GB) (Pivotal {GB}), a full-brother to Far... Read More...

Dave Litfin’s Aqueduct handicapping notebook April 17

DRF | 1 day ago
After rain on Tuesday briefly changed over to ice pellets and sleet in some spots overnight, we were off the turf to begin the penultimate week of racing at the spring meet. Read More...

Australia’s Rules Banning AI Upheld by Court

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
In a highly publicized case that could have had ramifications worldwide, the Full Federal Court of Australia has unanimously dismissed a challenge to that country's ban on artificial insemination in Thoroughbreds. Read More...

Bob Pandolfo: Pay attention to the middle of the race

DRF | 1 day ago
Whether I’m handicapping harness racing or thoroughbred racing, I pay a lot of attention to middle-moves and turn time. In harness racing, the middle-move can start anytime after the first quarter. And like thoroughbred racing, the turn time is important. Read More...

Harness Racing: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for April 10 – 13

DRF | 1 day ago
Sharp Horses and Track Trends for April 10 to 13, 2014 by Bob Pandolfo. Read More...

Byron King’s Keeneland handicapping notebook April 17

DRF | 1 day ago
Successful Brothers went off favored at 8-5 in the opener, but few would have backed him at 8-1 if betting had been allowed midway on the second turn of the race. Read More...

Florida Derby Winner to Miss Kentucky Derby

Undefeated Constitution will miss the Triple Crown season because of a slight hairline fracture in his front right cannon bone. Read More...

Illinois Gaming Plans Would Slice Racing Aid

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The latest blueprints for expanding gaming in Illinois appear to scale back dramatically on aid for the racing industry. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8:08 PM ET Al Shaqab Racing set a European breeze-up record to secure a colt by High Chaparral (Ire) at Craven. Emma Berry... Read More...

Street Boss Colt Among Top OBS Day 2 Workers

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Three juveniles each sped an eighth of a mile in :09 4/5 to share honors for the fastest time at the distance during the second under tack preview for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds April 16. Read More...

And They’re Off: The End of the Trail Edition

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss injuries on the Kentucky Derby Trail, the Arkansas Derby and the Blue Grass, the Churchill Downs takeout increase and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Read More...

Midnight Hawk Brings Illinois Derby Intrigue

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Given the colt's Chicago connections, it's not surprising Bob Baffert would send Midnight Hawk to the April 19 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne. As for his plans from there on out, you'll have to read between the lines. Read More...

OBS Spring: Three turn in fastest furlong at second breeze show

DRF | 2 days ago
Two fillies and a colt joined the ranks of the horses to breeze a furlong in :9 4/5 seconds on Wednesday during the second day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training under-tack show. Read More...

Stronach Takes Stand on Integrity Reforms

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
"Now, more than ever, we as track operators, horsemen, and regulators must come together to do everything we can to prevent any abuse of our Thoroughbred athletes," Stronach said. Read More...

Dude Back On Game for Charles Town Classic

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
His reputation restored with a superb win in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), Game On Dude looks for a repeat victory in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) the night of April 19 at Charles Town Races. Read More...

Stronach Announces New Track Drug Regulations

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 5:50 PM ET Stronach tracks to have regulated pharmacy Read More...

Regulators Begin Asmussen Investigations

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
At least one regulator investigating violations alleged in a PETA video posted last month involving the stable of trainer Steve Asmussen expects the inquiry to take at least several months. Read More...

Kauai Katie Makes Her 2014 Debut in Distaff

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Todd Pletcher-trained filly makes first start in nearly nine months in six-furlong test at Aqueduct Racetrack April 19. Read More...

Fayette Winners Square Off in Ben Ali

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Newsdad and Nikki's Sandcastle, winners of the past two runnings of Keeneland's Fayette Stakes (gr. II), top the field of 10 older runners entered for the Lexington track's $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) April 19. Read More...

Meadowlands: American In Paris aims for series sweep on Saturday

DRF | 2 days ago
American In Paris, who is 6-for-6 this season, with all her victories coming at the Big M, starts from post two on Saturday in the $55,800 Artistic Vision final at the Meadowlands. Saturday’s card also features the $63,000 Whata Baron Series final for male pacers. Captive Audience, who is unbeaten in three races this year, is the likely favorite from post three. Read More...

Meadowlands: Friday 4/18 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 4/18 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Mamdooha sidelined with ankle chip

DRF | 2 days ago
Mamdooha, a winner of 4 of 5 starts, including the Ruthless and Cicada stakes at Aqueduct this winter, will be out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a chip in an ankle, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 4/18 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 4/18 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Coup de Grace eyes Woody Stephens Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Coup de Grace, the winner of the Grade 3 Bay Shore Stakes at Aqueduct on April 5, will point to the Grade 2, $500,000 Woody Stephens Stakes at Belmont on June 7. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 4/18 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Friday 4/18 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Romansh points to Met Mile

DRF | 2 days ago
Romansh, the winner by a neck over Godolphin stablemate Long River in the Grade 3 Excelsior Stakes, will make his next start in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap on June 7, trainer Tom Albertrani said Wednesday. Read More...

Eight Rivals for Kid Cruz in Federico Tesio

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Kid Cruz, a four-length winner of the Private Terms Stakes, takes a step toward a possible Preakness (gr. I) start as the 120-pound highweight in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes April 19 at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Eight Rivals Try Kid Cruz in Federico Tesio

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Kid Cruz, a four-length winner of the Private Terms Stakes, takes a step toward a possible Preakness (gr. I) start as the 120-pound highweight in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes April 19 at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Delaware adopts new medication rules

DRF | 2 days ago
New rules regarding the administration of medication and a new penalty schedule for trainers violating medication regulations will go into effect in Delaware on May 11, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission said Wednesday. Read More...

High Chaparral Colt the New 800,000gns Leader at Craven

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2:58 PM ET TATAPR (Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale)hip 44     2-Year-Old C     High Chaparral (Ire)--Abunai (GB)     800,000  Breeder: Hascombe and Valiant Studs  Consignor: Gaybrook Lodge Stud  Buyer: Peter & Ross Doyle Bloodstock High Chaparral Colt the New 800,000gns Leader at Craven Read More...

Model Drug Rules in Place for Delaware Meet

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The National Uniform Medication Program will be in place when Delaware Park begins its 2014 racing season May 17, according to the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission. Read More...