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Gleeson Named to Grayson Research Position

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Garrett Gleeson, who has developed and executed major gift campaigns for a variety of charitable organizations, has been named director of development and major gifts for the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. Read More...

Mandella reaches back into South American pipeline

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Richard Mandella will try to emulate his 1990s success with South American horses when the Brazilian 5-year-old Catch a Flight tries to upset heavily favored Shared Belief in Saturday’s Santa Anita Handicap. Read More...

145 Cataloged for Tattersalls Breeze-Up Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Tattersalls has cataloged 145 horses to its Craven breeze-up sale that will be conducted April 14-16 at the company's headquarters in Newmarket, England. Read More...

Super Derby highlights Louisiana Downs stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
The Grade 2, $400,000 Super Derby on Sept. 5 will once again be the most lucrative race during the 2015 Louisiana Downs meet for Thoroughbreds, which opens on May 1. The Bossier City, La., track will race 84 dates through Sept. 19. Read More...

Santa Anita sees gains in handle, attendance

DRF | 2 days ago
Santa Anita has shown growth in all-sources handle and attendance well past the halfway point of the winter-spring meeting. Read More...

Parx jockeys must sign waiver to be insured

DRF | 2 days ago
Jockeys at Parx racetrack near Philadelphia have been told that they will not be covered by the track’s new insurance policy as of March 19 if the riders do not sign an indemnity waiver acknowledging the risks of riding horses at the track, according to riders and copies of the letters distributed to the jockeys. Read More...

Wide-open fields create challenging Rainbow 6 puzzle

DRF | 2 days ago
A potential life-changing score will motivate horseplayers to focus on an otherwise mundane Thursday card at Gulfstream Park, as a Rainbow 6 carryover of $437,934 is there for the taking. Read More...

Tiznowforamerica seeks improvement in sprint feature

DRF | 2 days ago
Far back in both starts since he was gelded, Tiznowforamerica looks to regain his confidence as the lukewarm 7-2 morning-line favorite for Thursday night’s $30,400 feature at Penn National. Read More...

IFHA Releases List of Top 100 Group I Races

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Australia and the United States have the most races on the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities annual list of the top 100 group or grade I stakes. The list was released March 3. Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen for March 3, 2015

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Steve Haskin provides a lot of new details and analysis in this week's Kentucky Derby Dozen! Read More...

Positive ROI Report for Tuesday, March 3

DRF | 2 days ago
Download positive ROI trainer statistics for Tuesday’s cards at Sam Houston, Mountaineer, Mahoning Valley, Parx Racing, and Turf Paradise. The report features top trainer angles, top trainer/jockey combinations, and profitable betting angles based on a trainer's record in similar situations. Read More...

Chapa suspended five years by Texas commission

DRF | 2 days ago
Roman Chapa, the jockey who was summarily suspended in Texas in January for allegedly using an electrical device on a horse, has been banned for five years and fined $25,000 by the Texas Racing Commission, according to a copy of the Monday ruling provided by the commission. Read More...

Five-Year Suspension, $25,000 Fine for Chapa

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Texas Racing Commission has suspended jockey Roman Chapa five years and fined him $25,000 after stewards determined he carried an electrical shocking device while riding Quiet Acceleration to victory in a stakes. Read More...

Lopez Lets El Kabeir be

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The veteran reinsman has already developed a great rapport with the Florida-bred son of Scat Daddy, who is pointing for the March 7 Gotham (gr. II) and has become very special at this point in Lopez's career. Read More...

Lopez Lets El Kabeir be ‘The Boss’

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The veteran reinsman has already developed a great rapport with the Florida-bred son of Scat Daddy, who is pointing for the March 7 Gotham (gr. II) and has become very special at this point in Lopez's career. Read More...

Report from February 2015 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, February 12. Read More...

Take Charge Brandi to face males in Rebel Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Take Charge Brandi, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2014, will make her next start in the Grade 2, $750,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park on March 14, trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Tuesday. Her presence in the race sets the stage for a showdown between last year's 2-year-old champions, as the race also is the target for American Pharoah, the champion 2-year-old male of 2014. Read More...

10 Are Finalists for Horse Racing Hall of Fame

The jockeys Chris Antley, Victor Espinoza and Craig Perret are among the 10 finalists for election to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Monday, March 02, 2015 8:37 PM ET Jessica Martini reports from Gulfstream Park, which held the under tack preview for Wednesday's Fasig-Tipton... Read More...

Two Share Fastest Furlong Time at F-T Show

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Colts by Uncle Mo and Kitten's Joy topped the work tab for the fastest eighth-mile breeze at the Fasig-Tipton Florida under-tack show March 2 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 3/4 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 3 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 3/4 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Mountaineer Cancels; Parx Loses Most of Card

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, which began its 2015 race meet the evening of March 1, has canceled its second program March 2 because of track conditions. Read More...

Key Race Report for Tuesday, March 3

DRF | 3 days ago
Download a list of horses exiting races where two or more of the competitors have come back to win their next starts. Tuesday’s report features races from Sam Houston, Mountaineer, Mahoning Valley, and Parx Racing. Read More...

Average, Median Rise at Inglis Yearling Sale

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The 2015 Inglis premier yearling sale kept up its robust pace March 2, posting increases in average and median through two days of the four-day auction in Melbourne, Australia. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Florida: Uncle Mo, Kitten’s Joy colts top breeze show

DRF | 3 days ago
A pair of colts turned in the co-fastest furlong times during Monday’s under-tack preview for the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale of selected 2-year-olds in training at Gulfstream Park. The two colts, one working on the main track and one on the turf, each covered the distance in :10 seconds flat. Read More...

Bergman: Truth in advertising with trainers

DRF | 3 days ago
Somenicebeach, who won Saturday night at the Meadowlands, is owned by Susan Oakes, known to most as the wife of trainer Chris Oakes. The mare’s trainer is listed as Mark Capone, even though Chris Oakes, a perennial leading trainer at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, would appear to have more than a small interest in her future. Read More...

Hall of Famer Jerkens hospitalized with infection

DRF | 3 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens is in a south Florida hospital with a serious infection that has led to complications, his son Jimmy Jerkens said Monday. Read More...

TOBA to Present Pedigree, Conformation Clinic

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has scheduled a pedigree and conformation clinic on March 11-12 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company in Ocala, Fla. Read More...

Wise Dan, Main Sequence Top Turf Classic Noms

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Defending winner and two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan and 2014 champion turf male Main Sequence are among 74 horses on the list of early nominees to the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Mike Welsch’s top 3-year-olds at Gulfstream on March 2

DRF | 3 days ago
Handicapper Mike Welsch ranks the top 3-year-old males and fillies pointing to races at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

TOBA February Member of the Month

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
14-year-old Tapit and Ron Winchell are just getting started. Read More...

The Jockey Club 2015 Fact Book Now Online

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Jockey Club announced March 2 that the 2015 edition of the Fact Book is available in the Resources section of its website at jockeyclub.com. Read More...

Indiana Derby Moves to Mid-July This Year

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will offer 37 stakes this year, including the Indiana Derby (gr. II), which moved from its traditional spot the first Saturday in October to mid-July. Read More...

Hall Finalists Include Leatherbury, Lava Man

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Hall of Fame ballot will include jockeys Chris Antley, Victor Espinoza, Corey Nakatani, and Craig Perret; Thoroughbreds Black Tie Affair, Kona Gold, Lava Man, and Xtra Heat; and trainers King Leatherbury and David Whiteley. Read More...

2015 Hall of Fame Finalists Announced

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Monday, March 02, 2015 11:29 AM ET The National Racing Museum and Hall of Fame announced the 10 2015 Hall of Fame finalists Read More...

Litfin’s Aqueduct horses to watch for week of March 2

DRF | 3 days ago
Dave Litfin's horses to watch at Aqueduct for the week of March 2. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Feb. 23 – Feb. 25

DRF | 3 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Northfield, Meadows, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Mary Rampellini’s top 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park on March 2

DRF | 3 days ago
Handicapper Mary Rampellini ranks the top 3-year-old males and fillies pointing to races at Santa Anita. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from Feb. 23 – Feb. 25

DRF | 3 days ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Espinoza, Nakatani among 10 Hall of Fame finalists

DRF | 3 days ago
Six first-time finalists – jockeys Victor Espinoza and Corey Nakatani, trainers King Leatherbury and David Whiteley, and the accomplished racehorses Black Tie Affair and Lava Man – are among the 10 people and horses who have made the ballot for this year’s Hall of Fame class, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announced on Monday. Read More...

David Grening’s top 3-year-olds at Aqueduct on March 2

DRF | 3 days ago
Top 3-year-olds at Aqueduct on March 2, 2015. Read More...

Daredevil Back to Work After Swale Washout

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Lets Go Stable and WinStar Farm's Daredevil, whose 3-year-old debut in the Feb. 28 Fasig-Tipton Swale Stakes (gr. II) was postponed until March 7 due to heavy rains, returned to the work tab March 2. Read More...

Champion Wise Dan Back at the Track

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan will begin tack-walking and is expected to undergo further evaluation in two to three weeks as to whether he will return to the races in 2015, trainer Charlie LoPresti said March 2. Read More...

SirePowered Results: Tiznow

DRF | 3 days ago
Champion and Hall of Fame racehorse Tiznow posted a stakes double on Saturday evening, as his aptly named Royal Son captured the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park and Rebranded won the Curribot Handicap at Sunland Park. Both stakes competitors represent a productive cross. According to Daily Racing Form’s SirePowered Results, runners by Tiznow won four races in the month of February. Three are out of mares by the pensioned A.P. Indy, a breed-shaping sire and prominent broodmare sire. Read More...

New Social Media Rule for Australian Racing

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A regulation on social media conduct for those involved in Australia's racing industry has been added to the Australian Rules of Racing, effective March 1. Read More...

Trip Notes for Feb. 28: Santa Ysabel Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Trip Notes for February 28: Santa Ysabel Stakes by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

Giwner: One strange disqualification

DRF | 3 days ago
Receiving calls or emails about judges’ decisions is commonplace in my line of work. Nine times out of ten I watch the race and it is plain to see the judge’s point of view and I turn the page. But on Saturday night (2/28) when Kiwi Ideal N was disqualified and placed last, I was certainly left shaking my head. Read More...

Field Favored at Close of Derby Wager Pool 3

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool 3 closed March 1 with the mutuel field, or "All Others", the tepid 4-1 favorite, while American Pharoah and Dortmund were the top two individual interests. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2015 8:50 PM ET Designs on Rome (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}) was victorious in the G1 Hong Kong Gold Cup at Sha Tin Sunday... Read More...

The Big Beast Sharp in Winning Return

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Alex and JoAnn Lieblong's The Big Beast showed no signs of rust in his first race since winning the Ketel One King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 23 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...