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Beer: Aqueduct horses to watch for week of Dec. 7

DRF | 3 days ago
Mike Beer's horses to watch at Aqueduct for the week of Dec. 7. Read More...

Del Mar to Pay Out Consolations for Pick 6

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club announced Dec. 7 that it will make consolation payouts to those who picked five of six winners in its closing-day Dec. 4 Pick 6 wager, in hopes to resolve confusion on how the closing day pool was to be distributed. Read More...

Alan Garcia to winter in New York

DRF | 3 days ago
After spending the last two winters riding in Saudi Arabia, jockey Alan Garcia is back in New York, hoping to rekindle some success of winters past. Read More...

Aqueduct: Pick-six carryover of $227,352 for Thursday

DRF | 3 days ago
There is a pick-six carryover of $227,352 entering Thursday’s card at Aqueduct after the wager was not hit for a third consecutive program. Read More...

Paulassilverlining stands out in Garland of Roses

DRF | 3 days ago
Paulassilverlining, a three-time graded stakes winner in 2016, figures to be an odds-on choice in Saturday’s $125,000 Garland of Roses, the first stakes race of the inner-track season at Aqueduct. Read More...

Greatbullsoffire Tops Futurity

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Laurel Park presents the Maryland Juvenile Futurity and Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship Stakes Dec. 10. Both races, worth $100,000, are at seven furlongs for Maryland-bred or Maryland-sired runners. Read More...

Bode’s Dream Makes Return in House Party

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Undefeated stakes winner Bode's Dream is set for a return to Gulfstream Park and a return to action Dec. 10, when the daughter of Bodemeister comes off a sixth-month layoff for a scheduled start in the $75,000 House Party Stakes for juvenile fillies. Read More...

Harness: Hannah Miller named Amateur Driver of the Year

DRF | 3 days ago
She’s known to her fans as “Hurricane Hannah” Miller because again this year she has taken amateur racing by storm. For the dedicated 24-year-old miss it marks the second consecutive season that she has earned the honor of being named the National Amateur Driver of the Year. Read More...

New York stewards fine Maker for taking recently claimed horses to Florida

DRF | 3 days ago
The New York stewards fined trainer Mike Maker for running two horses he recently claimed at Aqueduct in the Claiming Crown at Gulfstream Park last weekend. The fine was $3,000 but was reduced to $1,500 for Maker waiving his right of appeal. Read More...

U S Officer returns to route for Springboard Mile

DRF | 3 days ago
The $300,000 Springboard Mile on Sunday at Remington Park is a chance for trainer Danny Pish to learn more about the distance preferences of the promising 2-year-old U S Officer. The horse already is a winner at the race's one-mile distance, but last month notched his most significant victory in a sprint stakes, the $100,000 Clever Trevor. It served as the local prep for the Springboard. Read More...

End of Road for ‘Claiming Rule’ Challenge

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Owner Jerry Jamgotchian’s lengthy battle to overturn Kentucky regulations that restrict when and where a horse can run after being claimed in the state has hit the end of the road following the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of his petition. Read More...

Cannizzo banking on youngsters to perform well during winter

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer David Cannizzo believes the number of future trips he makes to the winner's circle at Aqueduct will depend on how well his young horses perform over the inner track. Read More...

Whisper Onthe Wind aging gracefully

DRF | 3 days ago
The old adage about getting better with age surely applies to the turf specialist Whisper Onthe Wind, who will be among the favorites in Friday's co-featured ninth race at Gulfstream Park, a first-level optional $16,000 claimer for Florida-breds going a mile on turf. Read More...

Symposium Panel Warns of Animal Rights Groups

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The horse industry was warned that animal rights groups will continue to seek to abolish racing through propaganda and legal fights in the coming years, according to panelists at the Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming Dec. 7. Read More...

Experts urge racing to adopt more-humane policies for horses

DRF | 3 days ago
The racing industry should stake out defensible positions in its efforts to combat attacks from the animal-rights movement by adopting humane practices but should also be wary of partnering with animal-welfare organizations, participants at a morning session focusing on the movements said on Wednesday at the Symposium on Racing and Gaming in Tucson. Read More...

HRRN en Espanol to Cover Clásico del Caribe

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Spanish broadcast team of Roberto "El Potro" Rodriguez and Eloy Vielma will host 5 hours of live Clásico del Caribe coverage from Camarero Racetrack (Hipódromo Camarero) in Puerto Rico this weekend on HRRN's Spanish broadcast platform. Read More...

American Gal, Union Strike top probables for Starlet Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
The $300,000 Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos on Saturday had a field of nine probable starters as of Wednesday morning, an indication of the open nature of the Southern California 2-year-old filly division. Read More...

TOBA December Member of the Month

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
On Nov 5, Michael Cavey and Nancy Temple had a reason to pop some bubbly. At 33-1, Champagne Room, bred in the name of their Respite Farm, stamped herself as the surefire champion 2yo filly with a 3/4 victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Read More...

Skiba finds out father knows best

DRF | 3 days ago
Garett Skiba is a very selective tournament player. With two young children at home, his opportunities for travel are limited. Still, the fantastic year he’s had in contests prompted him to travel to Florida last Saturday for the Conquer the Crown contest at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Send It In back on surface he loves best

DRF | 3 days ago
Send It In made Aqueduct's inner track his own private playground last winter, reeling off three consecutive victories as part of an overall four-race winning streak. Friday, Send It In hopes to pick up where he left off when he returns from a 10-month layoff in a $78,000 third-level optional $100,000 claiming race, the featured event on Aqueduct's eight-race card. Read More...

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DRF | 3 days ago
Charismatic, the 1999 Horse of the Year and dual classic winner, is settling in to pensioned life at Old Friends after returning to Kentucky following more than a decade in Japan. Read More...

Hovdey: Three Grade 1 races caught in a Catch-22

DRF | 3 days ago
There should be very little sympathy for those railing against the downgrading of the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass, and Mother Goose on the list for 2017 released this week by the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. To take offense at such perceived slights is to admit that you take the list seriously in the first place. Read More...

Norby to Head Turf Publicists of America

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Turf Publicists of America (TPA) has elected Rhonda Norby of Equibase Company to serve as president of the organization for 2017 and 2018, it was announced Dec. 6 at the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing & Gaming. Read More...

Peck: Tampa Bay Downs horses to watch for week of Dec. 7

DRF | 3 days ago
Kenny Peck's horses to watch at Tampa Bay Downs for the week of Dec. 9. Read More...

Hersh: Fair Grounds horse to watch for week of Dec. 7

DRF | 3 days ago
Marcus Hersh's horse to watch at Fair Grounds for the week of Dec. 7. Read More...

Hall of Fame Offering Commemorative Bricks

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will be embarking on a beautification and renovation project of its popular inner courtyard that is expected to be unveiled in the spring of 2018. Read More...

New York stallion War Dancer debuts with $5,000 stud fee

DRF | 3 days ago
Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y., released its advertised fees for the 2017 breeding season, including newcomer War Dancer. Read More...

Woolf Award Finalists Announced

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Veteran jockeys Kerwin Clark, Stewart Elliott, Julien Leparoux, Glen Murphy, and Scott Stevens are the five finalists for the 2017 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, Santa Anita Park announced Dec. 7. Read More...

New York stallion Posse staying in Uruguay

DRF | 3 days ago
Posse, a stalwart among New York’s stallion ranks, will stand permanently at Haras Rapetti in Uruguay and will not shuttle back to the U.S. for the 2017 Northern Hemisphere breeding season. Read More...

Baffert’s cupboard far from bare following American Pharoah’s retirement

DRF | 3 days ago
For the rest of this month, trainere Bob Baffert has runners in several leading stakes in Southern California, beginning with two $300,000 races for 2-year-olds at Los Alamitos on Saturday – the Starlet Stakes and the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity. Read More...

Distinctive B fits well in first-level optional claimer

DRF | 3 days ago
Claimed for $40,000 in April, Distinctive B has earned $48,400 in four subsequent starts, including a win in a $40,000 claimer at Del Mar in September, and a second to the highly regarded Ten Blessings at Santa Anita last month. Those performances have led to a start in a first-level optional $40,000 claimer at Los Alamitos on Friday. Read More...

Leparoux among five finalists for Woolf Memorial Jockey Award

DRF | 3 days ago
Kerwin Clark, Stewart Elliott, Julien Leparoux, Glen Murphy, and Scott Stevens are the finalists for the 2017 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, the track announced Wednesday. Read More...

Jockey Club opposes changes to Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System

DRF | 3 days ago
A proposal to modify a part of the recommended model rules relating to multiple medication violations has met a rebuke by The Jockey Club, with the organization stating that it will ask for the proposal to be removed from the agenda of a Thursday meeting of the Association of Racing Commissioners International model-rules committee. Read More...

A Shin Hikari meets Maurice in defense of Hong Kong Cup title

DRF | 3 days ago
A Shin Hikari can act goofy at times. Many other times, he acts like one of the best racehorses in the world, and on Sunday at Sha Tin Racecourse, he will attempt to become just the second horse to win consecutive editions of the $3.2 million Hong Kong Cup. Read More...

Bowman Wins Hong Kong Jockey Championship

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Australian Hugh Bowman won Wednesday night's Longines International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley in Hong Kong as the sole American contestant, Florent Geroux, finished off the board. Read More...

Castellano Aims for More Gulfstream Success

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Though he missed the opening weekend of Gulfstream Park's 2016-2017 Championship Meet with commitments out of town, jockey Javier Castellano is gearing up for a return to South Florida with his sights set on a sixth consecutive riding title. Read More...

Highland Reel Looks to Cap Ballydoyle Season

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Hong Kong International Races offer trainer Aidan O'Brien further opportunities to add to his remarkable season, when Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) hero Highland Reel attempts to defend his crown in the Dec. 11 Longines Hong Kong Vase (HK-I). Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 12/8 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 12/8 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Thoroubhbred Makeover Accepting Applications

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Retired Racehorse Project announced Dec. 7 the opening of trainer applications for the 2017 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover. Read More...

Thoroughbred Makeover Accepting Applications

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Retired Racehorse Project announced Dec. 7 the opening of trainer applications for the 2017 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover. Read More...

Sportech New Tote Provider for Ellis Park

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of Sportech, announces that it has been selected by Ellis Park as its new provider of pari-mutuel betting technologies and services.   Read More...

Laurel: Trainer Lacey Gaudet on a tear

DRF | 3 days ago
In the first nine years after she took out her trainer's license, Lacey Gaudet's horses won a grand total of 34 races. The lean years included back-to-back four-win seasons in 2014 and 2015. Then she made a smart move. She joined forces with her mom, longtime trainer Linda Gaudet, to train for Team Gaudet in 2016. Read More...

Allowance, Magic City Classic for Alabama-breds spice up Friday card

DRF | 3 days ago
Whether by happenstance or design, the first two races Friday at Fair Grounds also happen to be the richest. The first daily double starts with the lone allowance on a nine-race card and ends a half-hour later with a fairly attractive renewal of the Magic City Classic for Alabama-breds. Read More...

HK Jockey Club, Longines Extend Partnership

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Hong Kong Jockey Club and Swiss watch brand Longines announced an extension of their partnership, continuing Longines' sponsorship of the Hong Kong International Races and International Jockeys' Championship. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Next Up

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
'Next Generation' crew has what it takes Read More...

Racing urged to reach out to academics for analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
The racing industry could benefit from richer academic analysis of its varied businesses by forging relationships with universities and making data more accessible to researchers, a panel of academics said on Tuesday afternoon at the Symposium on Racing and Gaming in Tucson, Ariz. Read More...

Symposium Documents Racing’s Racino Problem

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Three panelists with first-hand knowledge of the fights being waged between racino owners and live racetrack interests documented their battles at the Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming. Read More...

ARCI Survey Calls for Central Guidance

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Well more than half of the respondents to an Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) focus group study and survey that included input from 3,000 people support a central rule-making entity whose rules apply to all participants. Read More...

NMHBA 2017 Stallion Register

In this issue: A recap of the 2016 New Mexico House and Senate elections; profiles of NMHBA trustee Bobby McQueen, New Mexico Racing Commission equine medical advisor Dr. Scot Waterman, and trainer Tony Sedillo; exclusive and complete coverage of all 1... Read More...

Casse Mulls Derby Path for Classic Empire

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A start in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland is the first choice for Classic Empire's final Derby prep, but the race's downgraded status has prompted his connections to put other options back into the discussion. Read More...