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O’Neill prepping pair for stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Doug O’Neill is using an optional claimer at Santa Anita on Thursday as a prep for I’ll Wrap It Up and Sammy Mandeville to the $200,000 Twilight Derby over 1 1/8 miles on Oct. 31. Read More...

Stopchargingmaria Will Be Offered at F-T Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Two-time grade I winner Stopchargingmaria will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton November sale, owner Mike Repole said Sept. 30. Read More...

Jacobson among horsemen giving Florida a shot

DRF | 1 day ago
With Gulfstream Park now having established a year-round circuit in south Florida, Northern-based horsemen are expressing more interest in having a presence in this area. Read More...

Live Chat – Friday, October 3 at NOON EST

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Join us to talk about racing at Keeneland, and around the country and how it will impact the Breeders' Cup. Read More...

Jerardi: Career earnings help Ben’s Cat stand out

DRF | 1 day ago
While recovering from the shock of watching Ben’s Cat have dead aim on the front-runners in the stretch of Saturday’s Laurel Dash and not passing them, I decided to see exactly where Ben, with his 27 lifetime wins in 43 starts, fit on the career wins list. Read More...

Big Fresno Fair meet will bring curtain down on summer fair season

DRF | 1 day ago
The summer fair season, which began with promise as the Oak Tree Racing Association partnered with the Alameda County Fair meet at Pleasanton, winds up its 2014 season at the Big Fresno Fair beginning Thursday. Read More...

Santa Anita Can’t Hurt Shared Belief

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
How much will recent experience at Santa Anita Park help undefeated Shared Belief in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I)? Read More...

Sports leagues challenge New Jersey sports betting in court

DRF | 1 day ago
Major professional sports leagues and the NCAA have again filed a request for injunction that would prohibit New Jersey racetracks and casinos from offering gambling on their games, arguing in a court filing Monday that the practice would be a “blatant violation” of a court order last year. Read More...

Health Zone: Hoof Care – Hoof Anatomy

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The hoof's external health affects the bones and soft tissues within, and vice versa. Read More...

Harness: USTA-funded cobalt study results released

DRF | 1 day ago
A scientific study intended to ascertain the appropriate regulatory level for determining the excessive presence of the naturally-occurring substance cobalt were announced on Tuesday (Sept. 30). Read More...

Mohawk: Horses to watch from Sept. 23 – Sept. 27

DRF | 1 day ago
Horses to watch from Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from Sept. 23 – Sept. 27

DRF | 1 day ago
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: A Rich Trifecta

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Recognizing veterinarian innovators Fallon, Lavin, and Bramlage. Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Cheap races abound

DRF | 1 day ago
All eight races on the card are claimers if you include the nominal feature, which is a combo race for $20,000 non-winners-of-three claimers and Ontario-sired non-winners-of-three allowance types. Read More...

Slideshow: Owner and Breeder Aaron Jones

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A tribute to Aaron Jones, breeder of three Breeders' Cup winners. Read the full feature in the October 4, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse. Read More...

Kentucky Downs or Churchill Downs: Who Gets Edge in Race Dates Battle?

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s Race Dates Committee meets at 1 p.m. today and one of the issues the panels faces is whether to approve a request from Kentucky Downs to expand its highly... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Long-Term Vision Possible After Equine Cataract Surgery

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
If your horse is dealing with cataract-associated vision loss, researchers have some good news: Recent study results suggest that more than 25% of horses that undergo a certain type of cataract surgery are still visual two years later. Read More...

Early Fireworks at Goffs Orby; Galileo Colt Draws ?1.5m

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 5:56 AM ET GOFORB (Goffs Orby Sale)hip 19     Yearling C     Galileo (Ire)--Scribonia (Ire)     1,500,000  ... Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 11:50 PM ET Confidence is high as Goffs Orby Kicks off in Kildare...Sea The Moon Heads to Lanwades Stud in... Read More...

Fasig-Tipton: Declines at Midlantic yearling sale

DRF | 2 days ago
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall yearling sale concluded on Monday with decreased figures across the board compared with 2013. Read More...

Figures Decline at F-T Midlantic Fall Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hillwood Stable landed the top two highest-priced yearlings at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall sale, which saw declines in all three key economic indicators at the one-day sale Sept. 29 Read More...

Plan in Works to Save Suffolk Downs Racing

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
There may be a reprieve for live racing at Suffolk Downs even though the track's ownership group announced that they would not apply for dates in 2015. Read More...

Record Prize Money Expected for NHC, NHC Tour

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Daily Racing Form/National Thoroughbred Racing Association National Handicapping Championship anticipates a record total purse money for the 2015 event, which will cap the 2014 contest season. Read More...

Simulcast Conference: HD Options Progressing

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
New York Racing Association director of television and interactive platforms Dan Silver said plans to offer racing fans their choice of unique perspectives could see NYRA surge past those sports in that area. Read More...

New England horsemen to seek 2015 Suffolk dates

DRF | 2 days ago
The president of the New England chapter of the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association said that he will submit a preliminary application to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission indicating the organization’s intent to run a live meet at Suffolk Downs next year. Read More...

Kay Outlines Recent Successes to NYRA Board

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With an eye on the future, New York Racing Association president and chief executive officer Chris Kay extolled the successes of the present and the recent past at a meeting of NYRA's board of directors on Sept. 29. Read More...

NYRA expects to meet deadline for re-privatization plan

DRF | 2 days ago
As the New York Racing Association approaches the two-year anniversary of a takeover by the state, the company appears to be moving closer to developing a long-term plan for the re-privatization of the organization, one that must be submitted to the governor by April. Read More...

Balmoral: Wednesday 10/1 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 10/1 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Northfield: Tuesday 9/30 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 2 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Tuesday 9/30 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Mohawk: Tuesday 9/30 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Tuesday 9/30 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Imperia emerges as strong BC Juvenile Turf contender

DRF | 2 days ago
Of the trio of 2-year-olds who won major turf stakes over the weekend, Imperia might be the only one advancing to the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita on Oct. 31. He won his maiden Sunday in the Grade 3, $200,000 Pilgrim at Belmont Park. Read More...

Two-Time Gr. I Winner Strategic Maneuver Dies

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Strategic Maneuver, a two-time grade I winner at 2 in 1993 was put down Sept. 24 at Betty Moran's Brushwood Farm in Pennsylvania. The 23-year-old daughter of Cryptoclearance produced two group or graded winners. Read More...

Two-Time GI Winner Strategic Maneuver Dies

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Strategic Maneuver, a two-time grade I winner at 2 in 1993 was put down Sept. 24 at Betty Moran's Brushwood Farm in Pennsylvania. The 23-year-old daughter of Cryptoclearance produced two group or graded winners. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 9/30 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Tuesday 9/30 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

LIVE VIDEO: 2014 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Sale

DRF | 2 days ago
LIVE VIDEO: 2014 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Sale Read More...

Significant Heart by a neck in Mildred Vessels Handicap

DRF | 2 days ago
Significant Heart earned a qualifying berth for the $600,000 Champion of Champions at Los Alamitos on Dec. 13 with a victory in Sunday’s $150,000 Mildred Vessels Handicap for Quarter Horse fillies and mares. Read More...

Evangeline Quarter Horse meet will offer nearly twice as many stakes as last year

DRF | 2 days ago
Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, La., will open for a 46-date Quarter Horse meet on Wednesday night, with the centerpiece of the season the $1 million Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association Futurity. The track’s season will run through Dec. 20. Read More...

Bright Thought comes into BC Turf in good form

DRF | 2 days ago
In a year, Bright Thought has gone from being a completely overmatched longshot in the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Mile to one with an outsider’s chance for the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 1. Read More...

Pivotal preps coming up for Breeders’ Cup Mile

DRF | 2 days ago
It was all quiet on the Breeders’ Cup Mile front this past weekend, but the division blazes back to life Saturday and Sunday with action in Kentucky, California, and France. Read More...

Four juvenile stakes at Indiana Grand

DRF | 2 days ago
Indiana Grand Race Course will showcase 2-year-old Indiana-registered and Indiana-sired horses with four $85,000 stakes Wednesday evening. Read More...

Tonito M. exits Oklahoma Derby win in good shape

DRF | 2 days ago
Tonito M. was bright and alert Monday at Remington Park, where he was taking in the sunshine a day after capturing the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby. Read More...

Sea The Moon to Lanwades Stud in England

DRF | 2 days ago
German Derby winner Sea The Moon will make his stallion debut in the 2015 breeding season, standing at Lanwades Stud in Newmarket, England. Read More...

Classic Crusader tries to pair wins in Wednesday feature

DRF | 2 days ago
If Classic Crusader comes close to equaling the 81 Beyer Speed Figure he received for his 7 3/4-length romp in a one-mile, $12,500 claiming race Sept. 12, he should easily handle the jump in class when he runs in a $17,500 claiming race at Northlands Park on Wednesday evening. Read More...

Rosalind to Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Rosalind, who finished in a dead-heat for first in the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) last spring, will be offered for sale at the Fasig-Tipton November sale Nov. 3 in Lexington. Read More...

Stephanie’s Kitten, Emollient clinch spots in Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf

DRF | 2 days ago
This past Saturday’s Grade 1 preps for the Nov. 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf at Santa Anita helped clarify the picture regarding the leading U.S. prospects. Read More...

Haskin: Thoughts on a Super Saturday

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Although Super Saturday in New York and California had several twists that no one was expecting, it did help clarify the Breeders' Cup picture to some extent, but also raised questions as well. Read More...

O’Neill gets the nod as trainer of Private Zone for BC Sprint

DRF | 2 days ago
Private Zone stamped himself a major contender for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint after successfully defending his title with a game victory over Dads Caps in Saturday’s Grade 1 Vosburgh at Belmont Park. But the question still remained who would saddle Private Zone in the Sprint? Read More...

Desormeaux hospitalized after being kicked by horse

DRF | 2 days ago
Jockey Kent Desormeaux was hospitalized on Sunday after being kicked in the chest after being unseated from his mount in the post parade for the eighth race at Santa Anita. Read More...

River Rocks, Fed Biz possible for BC Dirt Mile after runner-up prep efforts

DRF | 2 days ago
After barely holding third in a three-way photo behind Vyjack and River Rocks as the odds-on choice and highweight in Saturday’s Grade 2 Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park, Itsmyluckyday will not be supplemented to either the Breeders’ Cup Classic or Dirt Mile, and will await the Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct on Nov. 29. Read More...

Monmouth meet closes with across-the-board gains

DRF | 2 days ago
The Monmouth Park meeting that concluded Sunday showed gains in attendance, ontrack handle, and all-sources handle, according to figures released by the track Monday. Read More...