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Coburn finds himself in a different place with California Chrome

DRF | 2 days ago
Things speed back up this weekend when California Chrome heads an eight-horse field entered Monday to run in Saturday’s Grade 2, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx. The race not only marks the return of California Chrome, but of owner Steve Coburn, both of whom arrived in Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon. Read More...

Nates Mineshaft shows he can sprint, too

DRF | 2 days ago
Nates Mineshaft made a name for himself running around two turns, with wins in races such as the Grade 2 New Orleans Handicap in 2012. But a powerful effort at one turn in his 7-year-old debut last Saturday night at Remington Park now has him under consideration for sprint stakes. Read More...

Suffolk Downs Loses Casino Bid on 3-1 Vote

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Massachusetts Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry was dealt a devastating blow when the Massachusetts Gaming Commission decided to award the sole Boston-area casino license to Wynn Resorts. Read More...

Shared Belief continues preparation for Awesome Again

DRF | 2 days ago
Shared Belief stayed on target for the Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes on Sept. 27 at Santa Anita with a six-furlong work Tuesday at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Wynn Resorts gets lone Boston-area casino license

DRF | 2 days ago
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 3-1 on Tuesday to award the sole Boston-area casino license to Wynn Resorts, which plans to develop a $1.6 billion destination resort casino two miles from the stable gate of Suffolk Downs. Read More...

Can Sweet Reason go the distance in Cotillion?

DRF | 2 days ago
Sweet Reason was one of the top 2-year-old fillies in the nation last year. She is one of the top 3-year-old fillies this season. But questions persist concerning possible distance limitations. Read More...

Injury Forces Sea The Moon’s Retirement

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Sea The Moon, a stunning open lengths victor in the July 6 German Derby (Ger-I), has been retired from racing because of an injury. Read More...

Keeping Pace: Galileo Proving Up to Challenge

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Just as he has marched up many other rankings of top stallions, Galileo appears poised for a climb on the list of leading Breeders' Cup sires in the years ahead. Read More...

Slideshow: The Week in Photos for 09/16/2014

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Woodbine, Kentucky Downs, Belmont Park, Europe, Australia, Los Alamitos & More. Read More...

Wildcat Red works at Gulfstream for Oklahoma Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
Wildcat Red worked five furlongs in 1:00.23 with Edgard Zayas aboard after the renovation break here Tuesday in his final local prep for the Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby on Sept. 28 at Remington Park. Read More...

Sr. Quisqueyano runs for new trainer Thursday

DRF | 2 days ago
A familiar face around these parts, multiple stakes winner Sr. Quisqueyano will have a new trainer, Jose Jimenez, when he drops back into allowance company in Thursday’s $40,000 feature at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Sea the Moon Retires

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:27 AM ET G1 Deutsches Derby winner Sea the Moon (Ger) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) has been retired. Read More...

Sheppard sends out four in search of Lonesome Glory win

DRF | 2 days ago
On Thursday, Jonathan Sheppard will saddle four of the eight starters in the Grade 1, $150,000 Lonesome Glory Steeplechase Handicap going 2 1/2 miles over National fences at Belmont Park. Read More...

Meadowlands opens 14-day, all-turf Thoroughbred meet at new facility

DRF | 2 days ago
A 14-day Monmouth-at-Meadowlands Thoroughbred meet will begin Thursday. The all-turf Meadowlands season will continue through Nov. 2, Breeders’ Cup Saturday. Read More...

Little Brown Jug: Seekman still high on Let’s Drink On It

DRF | 2 days ago
When pre-race favorite McWicked landed the pole position for Thursday’s $647,500 Little Brown Jug, it immediately cast the spotlight upon him. There was little fanfare surrounding the other horse that managed to land inside in the other division of the first heat. Let’s Drink On It has been mired with some horrible racing luck this year, but he’ll have a chance to turn his season around from the rail. Read More...

German Group 1 winner Sea the Moon injured, retired

DRF | 2 days ago
German star Sea the Moon, the antepost betting favorite for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe before a surprising defeat Sept. 7 in the Grosser Preis von Baden, has been retired because of an injury. Read More...

Balmoral: Wednesday 9/17 Analysis + Pick Five Ticket

DRF | 2 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 9/17 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Smoove It tries to keep it rolling for red-hot O’Neill

DRF | 2 days ago
When trainer Doug O’Neill gets into a groove, a bettor’s best options are to jump on board or get out of the way. O’Neill went 5 for 8 last week at Los Alamitos, won both weekend stakes, and surged to the top of the standings with a meet record of six wins from 14 starts. O’Neill enters closing week with more ammunition, including two live starters Thursday. Read More...

Jerardi: Everything finally coming up roses for Pennsylvania Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
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Harness: Marks, Thompson, Parker into Hall of Fame

DRF | 2 days ago
Joe Thomson, owner of Maryland-based Standardbred breeding operation Winbak Farm, has been elected to the Harness Racing Hall of Fame, the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA) announced Tuesday. In addition, Bob Marks, the longtime marketing guru of Perretti Farms and a noted writer and handicapper, and Kathy Parker, the editor and general manager of the Horseman and Fair World publishing company, were elected to the Communicators Hall of Fame. Read More...

‘Gold Hopes to Keep Churchill Record Intact

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Three-time stakes winner Fiftyshadesofgold will look to keep her perfect Churchill Downs record intact when she tops the field of 10 fillies entered in the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes (gr. III). Read More...

Free: Horses to watch at Los Alamitos

DRF | 2 days ago
Brad Free's horses to watch at Los Alamitos. Read More...

Indiana Derby new target for Atreides

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Marty Wolfson has had a change of heart and will now send his Gulfstream-based undefeated 3-year-old sensation Atreides to Indiana Downs for the Grade 3 Indiana Derby on Oct. 4 rather than to Belmont Park for the Grade 2 Kelso Handicap on Sept. 27 as originally planned. Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Jackpot Hi 5 carryover huge

DRF | 2 days ago
The Jackpot Hi 5 carryover heading into Wednesday’s eighth race is $460,832. Read More...

Harrington: Foiled Again scores in Quillen

DRF | 3 days ago
The venerable 10-year-old pacing superstar Foiled Again ($3.20, Yannick Gingras) prevailed in the eighth annual $220,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:50 2/5. Read More...

Yum! Brands to continue to sponsor Kentucky Derby

DRF | 3 days ago
Yum! Brands will remain the presenting sponsor of the Kentucky Derby through 2020 under a five-year contract extension the company reached with Churchill Downs, the companies announced Monday. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Solid at the Core

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Growth in the median is the Keeneland sale's best news. Read More...

Northfield: Tuesday 9/16 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 3 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Tuesday 9/16 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 9/16 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Tuesday 9/16 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 11:07 PM ET Keeneland greets its third book of the September Yearling sale with more increases...Heading the day's... Read More...

Mohawk: Tuesday 9/16 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Tuesday 9/16 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Fast Anna Get Class Relief in Gallant Bob

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Fast Anna, who came tantalizingly close to winning in the King's Bishop (gr. I) last time out in his stakes debut, takes another crack at a breakthrough stakes victory in the Gallant Bob (gr. III) Sept. 20 at Parx Racing. Read More...

Fast Anna Gets Class Relief in Gallant Bob

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Fast Anna, who came tantalizingly close to winning in the King's Bishop (gr. I) last time out in his stakes debut, takes another crack at a breakthrough stakes victory in the Gallant Bob (gr. III) Sept. 20 at Parx Racing. Read More...

Curlin Colt Tops Strong Keeneland Session

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Topped by a Curlin colt with a strong female family, the Sept. 15 seventh session of the Keeneland September yearling sale saw increases comparable to those generated during the first six sessions. Read More...

Keeneland September: Improved figures to kick off Book 3

DRF | 3 days ago
Economic figures remained solid as the Keeneland September yearling drifted into the middle market on Monday, posting improved returns compared with last year’s seventh session. Read More...

Top 3-Year-Old Fillies to Battle in Cotillion

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The grade I Cotillion Stakes, which figures to have a major impact on the 3-year-old filly championship, attracted some of the top members of the division and few interesting wild cards for its Sept. 20 renewal at Parx. Read More...

Flashback Retired to Stand at Hill ‘n’ Dale

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Flashback, a grade II-winning son of leading sire Tapit, has been retired and will stand in 2015 at Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington. Read More...

Equine Encephalitis Reported in New York

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
New York officials are recommending that all horses be vaccinated against Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) after six cases of the deadly virus have been confirmed in the state. Read More...

California Chrome Draws Rail in PA Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
California Chrome, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I), will break from the rail in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 20 at Parx Racing. Read More...

Churchill, Yum! Brands Ink 5-Year Agreement

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Churchill Downs and restaurant company Yum! Brands Inc. have signed a five-year agreement that extends the company's role as the presenting sponsor of the $2 million Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Read More...

Oversight Board Reviews NYRA Finances

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
California Chrome may have lost the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), but the potential for a Triple Crown winner helped to drive up the New York Racing Association's overall pari-mutuel handle in the first half of 2014. Read More...

Flashback retired to Hill ‘n’ Dale

DRF | 3 days ago
Grade 2 winner Flashback has been retired from racing and will make his stallion debut in 2015 at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm in Lexington, Ky. Read More...

First Reported Winner for Pleasant Strike

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Graciela Mia uncorked a furious stretch rally Sept. 13 at La Rinconada racetrack in Venezuela and won the Clasico Lanzarina to become the first winner for Florida-based stallion Pleasant Strike. Read More...

Jones fine-tuning Cassatt for Cotillion

DRF | 3 days ago
Highly talented but lightly raced, Cassatt will be taking a huge jump in class when she faces the upper crust of the 3-year-old filly division in Saturday’s Grade 1 Cotillion at Parx. Read More...

Where Are They Now? Catching Up With This Year’s Three-Year-Olds

Shared Belief and California Chrome are getting all the attention these days as they continue on the path to the Breeders’ Cup Classic in a few weeks, but what’s become of the others in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

NYRA gets passing grade from regulators

DRF | 3 days ago
A New York regulatory agency on Monday approved a report that gave the New York Racing Association a passing grade in meeting the performance standards outlined in a franchise agreement that allows the association to conduct racing at Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga. Read More...

Plans for Princess of Sylmar in flux

DRF | 3 days ago
Princess of Sylmar, who came out of her fifth-place finish in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign on Aug. 22 with a case of the thumps, is unlikely to make the Grade 1 Beldame on Sept. 27, and plans for her are in flux. Read More...

Tonalist works for Jockey Club Gold Cup

DRF | 3 days ago
Tonalist, the Belmont Stakes winner, worked six furlongs in 1:14.77 by himself over the Belmont Park main track Monday as he continues to prepare for the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup on Sept. 27. Read More...

Florida Derby winner Constitution nears return

DRF | 3 days ago
Constitution, the undefeated Grade 1 Florida Derby winner, is working steadily toward a return to the races, which could occur within the next three weeks, according to trainer Todd Pletcher. Read More...

Blue Pigeon, Iced Over seek better trips in rematch

DRF | 3 days ago
The richest race on Wednesday’s card at Belmont Park is the first, an $80,000 second-level allowance race scheduled for a mile on turf where Kenzadargent looms large at a short price. Perhaps the more interesting race on the program is the eighth, a $62,000 first-level allowance for New York-breds scheduled for a mile on turf where there are several contenders in the overflow field. Read More...