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Mr. Bowling freshened for Sunday sprint

DRF | 2 days ago
Mr. Bowling’s first tour of Emerald Downs didn’t go exactly as planned. Acquired to run in the Grade 3 Longacres Mile last August, Mr. Bowling finished a distant 11th in the Pacific Northwest’s richest race and then went to the sidelines for the rest of the year. He’ll make his 2014 debut Sunday in a $21,000 allowance for older horses at six furlongs. Read More...

Gulfstream sprint may be too short for Madame Giry

DRF | 2 days ago
Madame Giry will make her 19th career start and her third over the Gulfstream turf course as the likely favorite in Sunday’s $75,000 Safari Queen, scheduled at five furlongs on turf. Read More...

Racing industry mulls logistics of ontrack pharmacies

DRF | 2 days ago
On the list of policies released Wednesday that Frank Stronach says he will implement at his tracks, the most intriguing – and most controversial – is the notion of creating ontrack pharmacies that will be responsible for buying and dispensing every dose of medication administered to every horse on racetrack grounds. Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Dance With Fate confirmed as starter

DRF | 2 days ago
Dance With Fate will run for the roses. After being noncommittal regarding a start in the Kentucky Derby following Dance With Fate’s victory in the Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes over Keeneland’s Polytrack on April 12, the colt’s connections announced Friday that the horse will run in North America’s most famous race May 3 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

NYRA Donating Trees for Anna House Fundraiser

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The New York Racing Association is donating 45 trees -- and the space to plant them -- to the Belmont Child Care Association to help raise funds for Anna House, Belmont Park's on-track early education center. Read More...

NYRA Donating Trees for Anna House Fundraiser

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The New York Racing Association is donating 45 trees -- and the space to plant them -- to the Belmont Child Care Association to help raise funds for Anna House, Belmont Park's on-track early education center. Read More...

Aqueduct: DRF Plus handicapping report for April 19, 2014

DRF | 2 days ago
DRF Plus handicapping analysis for Aqueduct on Saturday, April 19. Read More...

Alert Bay will put winning streak on line in Snow Chief Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Alert Bay gave trainer Blaine Wright his first Santa Anita stakes winner in the $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes on April 5. When Alert Bay runs in the $250,000 Snow Chief Stakes over 1 1/8 miles on turf April 26, he could be part of an even more memorable day for the 39-year-old Wright. Read More...

Sahara Sky targets Churchill Downs Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Sahara Sky, the winner of the 2013 Metropolitan Mile and three other stakes in the last 15 months, will make his next start in the $400,000 Churchill Downs Stakes on the Kentucky Derby undercard May 3. Read More...

Fashion Plate, Ria Antonia work for Kentucky Oaks

DRF | 2 days ago
Fashion Plate and Ria Antonia, the first two finishers of the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks on April 5, remained on course for a rematch in the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on May 2 with workouts at Santa Anita on Friday. Read More...

Oaklawn Posts Double-Digit Handle Gains

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Oaklawn Park recorded double-digit increases in total handle, average daily handle, and average daily purse distribution during the 51-day meet that ended April 12. Read More...

Oaklawn Posts Double-Digit Handle Gains

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Oaklawn Park recorded double-digit increases in total handle, average daily handle, and average daily purse distribution during the 51-day meet that ended April 12. Read More...

Beholder not fully cranked for Santa Lucia Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Her reputation secured by two championships in as many years, Beholder begins her 4-year-old season in Sunday’s $75,000 Santa Lucia Stakes at Santa Anita. Read More...

Jay Hovdey: Beating Beholder in Santa Lucia Stakes might take luck of the Irish…Presence

DRF | 2 days ago
It needs some explaining as to why Beholder, a two-time Eclipse Award winner and two-time Breeders’ Cup winner who has earned more than $3 million, finds herself eligible to run in the restricted Santa Lucia Stakes barely five months after beating mares like Royal Delta, Princess of Sylmar, and Close Hatches in the Breeders' Cup Distaff. Read More...

Santa Anita: Closer Looks for April 19, 2014

DRF | 2 days ago
DRF Plus closer looks for Santa Anita on Saturday, April 19. Read More...

Samraat, Uncle Sigh Work at Belmont

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The battling New York-breds Samraat and Uncle Sigh both turned in solid works at Belmont Park April 18, and will have one more work there before shipping to Churchill Downs. Read More...

Keeneland: DRF Plus closer looks for April 19, 2014

DRF | 2 days ago
DRF Plus closer looks for Keeneland on Saturday, April 19. Read More...

Sovereign winner Go Greeley, runner-up Jose Sea View meet in Woodstock Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Go Greeley and Jose Sea View could be considered rivals even though they’ve never met on the track. Go Greeley edged out Jose Sea View by one point in the Sovereign Award voting for last year’s Canadian champion 2-year-old male, and they will finally lock horns Sunday at Woodbine in the $125,000 Woodstock Stakes, a six-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds. Read More...

Aqueduct: Closer Looks for April 19, 2014

DRF | 2 days ago
DRF Plus closer looks for Aqueduct on Saturday, April 19. Read More...

DRF’s Livingston receives Charles W. Engelhard Award

DRF | 2 days ago
Daily Racing Form photographer and two-time Eclipse Award winner Barbara D. Livingston has been honored with the Charles W. Engelhard Award by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders (KTOB) and Kentucky Thoroughbred Association (KTA). Read More...

DRF’s Livingston receives Charles W. Engelhard Award

DRF | 2 days ago
Daily Racing Form photographer and two-time Eclipse Award winner Barbara D. Livingston has been honored with the Charles W. Engelhard Award by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders (KTOB) and Kentucky Thoroughbred Association (KTA). Read More...

TimeformUS Saturday Stakes Plays

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
TimeformUS Saturday Stakes Plays from Keeneland, Hawthorne, and Aqueduct Read More...

Byron King’s Keeneland handicapping notebook for April 18

DRF | 2 days ago
Byron King's Keeneland handicapping diary for Friday, April 18, featuring a recap of Thursday's action and a preview of Friday's card. Read More...

Dave Litfin’s Aqueduct handicapping notebook April 18

DRF | 2 days ago
Chalk players were shooting fish in a barrel all day. The first eight winners were first or second choice in the wagering, including five straight winning favorites in races 3 through 7, before third choice Mad Props ($10) captured the finale. Read More...

Lane’s End to Sponsor Queen Elizabeth Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm has entered into a multi-year agreement with Keeneland to become the signature sponsor of the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT). Read More...

Samraat works half-mile at Belmont

DRF | 2 days ago
Samraat, the multiple graded stakes winner who finished second in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial on April 5, picked up his preparations for the Kentucky Derby by working a half-mile in 48.77 seconds Friday morning over the Belmont Park main track. Read More...

A Case for Full Siblings

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Common sense would indicate that full siblings to a good horse have a better chance of being good runners themselves than half siblings, all other factors being equal and the respective sires being of roughly equal merit. Read More...

Ron Gierkink’s Woodbine handicapping notebook for April 18

DRF | 2 days ago
Mike DePaulo led all trainers after opening weekend, with three scores from six starters. All three of his winners wintered in Ontario, including Bears Grace, who shrugged off a challenger on the lead and then held off Angel With Class in the stretch to prevail in a five-furlong Ontario-sired allowance on Sunday. Read More...

5 Tips for Feeding Weanlings

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Young horses are considered weanlings from the time they're separated from their mothers until one year of age. This is a critical time in the young horse's life, and nutrition plays an important part. Here are five important points to consider when feeding a weanling: Read More...

Chitu Named Horse of Meet at Sunland Park

Chitu, the winner of the meet’s richest race, was named horse of the meet at Sunland Park Racetrack, which ended its 76-day season on April 15. Read More...

Horse Owners and Trainers Say They’ll Release Veterinary Records

More than 40 horsemen have agreed to turn over records for the two weeks before any graded stakes races, which will be made available to the public two hours before post time. Read More...

Tattersalls: Record-breaking War Front colt paces breeze-up sale

DRF | 3 days ago
A son of red-hot commercial stallion War Front sold for about $2.03 million (1.15 million guineas) on Thursday during the second and final session of the Tattersalls Craven breez-up sale, which ended with solid gains in gross, average, and median as well as an improved buyback rate. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:46 PM ET A growing list of prominent owners and trainers have pledged to make public the veterinary records of their... Read More...

Los Alamitos looking to acquire Fairplex September dates

DRF | 3 days ago
Officials with Barretts Sales and Racing at the Los Angeles County Fair are in advanced discussions with colleagues at Los Alamitos Racecourse to relocate the 13-day Fairplex meeting to the Orange County track this September. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:14 PM ET A growing list of prominent owners and trainers have pledged to make public the veterinary records of their... Read More...

OBS Spring: First-crop sires prominent at third breeze show

DRF | 3 days ago
Offspring from the first crops of champions Lookin At Lucky and Midshipman were among the quartet of juveniles to tie for the fastest furlong time on the third day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training under-tack show. Read More...

Harlan’s Holiday Colt Posts Swiftest OBS Work

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The fastest time for a quarter mile in three days of under tack previews was posted by a bay colt by Harlan's Holiday who breezed in :20 3/5 April 17 for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale at Ocala Training Center. Read More...

Strait of Mewsina Sires First Foal

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Grade III-winning Indiana-based stallion Strait of Mewsina sired his foal when a filly was born April 17. Read More...

Daring Dancer Wins Appalachian With Key Move

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Daring Dancer, making her first start in nearly six months, remained unbeaten with a daring 2 1/2-length triumph in the $100,000 Appalachian Stakes Presented by Japan Racing Association (gr. IIIT) April 17 at Keeneland. Read More...

Daring Dancer Remains Perfect in Appalachian

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 5:00 PM ET 8th at KEE (Keeneland)GIII Appalachian S. ($100K)     Winner: Daring Dancer by Empire Maker Daring Dancer (Empire Maker) remains perfect wi... Read More...

Mike Mitchell to Step Down as Head Trainer

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The stable of leading Southern Californian conditioner Mike Mitchell will be restructured starting April 21, with his longtime assistant Philip D'Amato taking over the reins as head trainer. Read More...

Daring Dancer takes Appalachian Stakes for Motion

DRF | 3 days ago
Graham Motion said before the Keeneland spring meet began that his barn might have a few winners in it. Motion’s notions came to full fruition Thursday when Daring Dancer capped a three-win day for the English-born trainer by winning the Grade 3 Appalachian Stakes under a heady ride from Alan Garcia. Read More...

European Mark Smashed Again at Tattersalls

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Just 24 hours after a High Chaparral colt set a European record for a breeze-up sale, the high water mark was moved again when a 2-year-old War Front colt from Willie Browne's Mocklershill was sold for 1,150,000 guineas. Read More...

Ky Derby: Form, Pedigree, Speed, & Red Flags

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Doug Salvatore profiles the form, pedigree, speed and red flags of Kentucky Derby contenders. Part 2 of 3. Read More...

Broodmare of the Year Take Charge Lady

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Anne M. Eberhardt catches up with broodmare of the year Take Charge Lady. Read More...

Oak Tree seeks to run Pleasanton meeting

DRF | 3 days ago
The Oak Tree Racing Association, which operated autumn race meetings at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park from 1969 to 2010, is planning to operate the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton this summer. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Illinois Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Claire Novak and Frank Angst preview the Illinois Derby and the Charles Town Classic. Read More...

NTRA Reports Positive Financial Results

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Board of Directors on April 17 approved the association's audited financial results for the fiscal year concluding Jan. 31, 2014, which reflect net revenues of $667,477. Read More...

Slideshow: Take Charge Lady

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Images celebrating the career of 2013 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year Take Charge Lady. Read More...

Owners, trainers pledge to make vet records public

DRF | 3 days ago
Dozens of owners and trainers have pledged to make the veterinary records of their horses publicly available for graded stakes run in the U.S., the Jockey Club announced on Thursday. Read More...