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Laurel to Host Champions Tournament

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Maryland Jockey Club and Laurel Park will play host to the Champions Tournament Saturday, Aug. 20, with more than $33,000 guaranteed in prizes. Read More...

Doig Brings Experience to Indiana Grand

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Dr. William Doig is one of the local veterinarians in Shelby County. His family moved to Shelby County when he was just two and it is where his passion for animals grew substantially. Read More...

Razorback, Essex handicaps get purse boosts for 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
The Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby will again anchor the Oaklawn Park stakes program for 2017, but the track has made a handful of upgrades to its 31-race stakes schedule that's worth a track-record $8.2 million. Oaklawn will open Jan. 13 for a meet that runs through April 15. Read More...

Two-Ed-ed monster has dead aim on BCBC bonus

DRF | 2 days ago
Ed Robinson and Ed Briggs are one of the handicapping contest world’s most successful partnerships. Playing together, each under his own name, the two have cashed in the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge on multiple occasions. Thanks to an outright win in last weekend’s Del Mar contest, the pair will be headed back to the BCBC with their eyes on a very big prize: a $1 million bonus. Read More...

Lady Eli Pointed to Aug. 27 Ballston Spa

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Lady Eli, idle for more than a year after contracting laminitis, will continue her brilliant career in the Ballston Spa at Saratoga Aug. 27. Read More...

Stonetastic must ration her speed in Regret

DRF | 2 days ago
The first thing to do when handicapping the $75,000 Regret Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday is to draw a line through Stonetastic's last race, a seven-furlong no-conditions allowance at Parx Racing in which she finished fourth. She simply went too fast early. Read More...

Bergman: Harris has Hambletonian aspirations for Waitlifter K

DRF | 2 days ago
Identity means a whole lot when it comes to training standardbreds. Have a top pacer or a top trotter and you can become pigeonholed. Trainer Andrew Harris was in danger of becoming that kind of trainer. Read More...

Weekend Warrior for Saturday, July 30: Picks for Jim Dandy, Alfred Vanderbilt, Regret

DRF | 2 days ago
In the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, I like Mohaymen, who has been pointing to a Saratoga run for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, winner with six of his first eight starters at the meet, ever since his good fourth in the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for July 21 to 24

DRF | 2 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends for July 21 to 24, 2016. Read More...

Penn National Recoups Dates Lost to Weather

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has been granted approval by the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission to make up five racing programs that were cancelled earlier in the year because of adverse weather conditions. Read More...

Ron Turcotte To Sign Autographs in Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Turcotte will sign limited edition prints of himself aboard Secretariat. The cost of the prints is $40 for museum members and $50 for non-museum members. Read More...

Know What You’re Buying? The Messy World Of Compounding Pharmacies

From Dec. 28 to Dec 30, 2015, inspectors from Florida's Department of Health observed business at Ergogenic Labs in Wellington, Fla., where pharmacist Scott Mangini oversaw the compounding of human... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

Oaklawn Strengthening 2017 Handicap Division

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Essex will also have a purse increase, as will ten other stakes races. Read More...

AHC Plans Economic Impact Study for 2017

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The American Horse Council Foundation is seeking to update the economic impact study of the horse industry in 2017. Read More...

PNGI Reports Increased Earnings for Quarter

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Penn National Gaming reported increases in revenue, income from operations, and adjusted earnings for its second quarter but the racetrack, casino, and hotel owner noted those increases finished below guidance. Read More...

Steve Bourque gets 4,000th win

DRF | 2 days ago
Jockey Steve Bourque won the 4,000th Thoroughbred race of his career on Wednesday night at Evangeline Downs, guiding Space Book to a length victory in the second race. Read More...

Error in order of finish in Wednesday race

DRF | 2 days ago
Delaware Park recalculated the payoffs for its first race on Wednesday after stewards initially posted the wrong order of finish based on an erroneous interpretation of the photo for second and third place, the track said on Wednesday night. Read More...

Lexie Lou Headlines Victoriana Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Gary Barber's Lexie Lou, who won the 1 1/8-mile Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-IIT) July 3 on the Queen's Plate program at Woodbine, returns July 30 for the $125,000 Victoriana Stakes for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on grass. Read More...

Governor’s Cup Futurity tops stakes-filled card

DRF | 2 days ago
In recent months, Ajs Anna Smoke, Stelfast, and Worth Doing were beaten in major futurities for Quarter Horses at Los Alamitos. They each rebounded to win one of the eight time trials for the Governor's Cup Futurity on July 9, qualifying for the $387,500 final on Saturday. Read More...

Sweet Queen has pedigree, ability going for her in Wine Country Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
On form and pedigree, Sweet Queen looks like a standout in Saturday's $50,000-added Wine Country Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on turf at the Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa, Calif. Read More...

Casse holding pair of aces for Victoriana Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Mark Casse entered the popular champion Lexie Lou and Conquest Strate Up in Saturday's $125,000 Victoriana Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Sporting Gestures

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Owners of Tepin, Songbird show true sportsmanship Read More...

Generous Touch never looks back in Eternal Search

DRF | 2 days ago
Generous Touch got away with murder on the front end in the $125,000 Eternal Search, registering her second stakes victory in a row Wednesday at Woodbine. Read More...

Zia Festival Races Set for Sunday at Ruidoso Downs

New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses will be in the spotlight during Sunday’s Zia Festival races at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Gold Rush Dancer upsets Real Good Deal

DRF | 3 days ago
Gold Rush Dancer was brilliant on turf in May, winning stakes for California-bred 3-year-olds at Golden Gate and Santa Anita. His main track form is equally outstanding this summer. Read More...

Stellar Wind to Challenge Beholder Again

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Stellar Wind's connections are trying three-time champion Beholder again, after a non-threatening second-place run in the Vanity Mile (gr. I) last time out. Read More...

Bourque Rides to Win No. 4,000

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The 53-year-old native of Louisiana recorded his 4,000th win aboard Pitts Racing Stables Speed Horse's Space Book in the second race, a $5,000 claimer for fillies and mares. Read More...

Nyquist Arrives at Monmouth

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist and Iowa Derby (gr. III) winner American Freedom arrived at Monmouth Park late in the afternoon of July 27 for the $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July 31. Read More...

Haveyougoneaway Delivers in Honorable Miss

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Since relocating to the state of her birth this spring, Sequel Racing's Haveyougoneaway has raced with her fellow New York-breds, but took the step up to graded stakes competition with aplomb July 27. Read More...

Haveyougoneaway gives Morley first graded stakes win in Honorable Miss

DRF | 3 days ago
Haveyougoneaway was so dominant against New York-bred company last time that her trainer, Tom Morley, thought now was the time to try the 5-year-old mare in a graded stakes. Morley was rewarded for his confidence as Haveyougoneaway, under Kendrick Carmouche, rallied stoutly in the stretch and wore down the 7-5 favorite Paulassilverlining to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Honorable Miss by a neck at Saratoga. Read More...

Belmont Winner Creator Returns in Jim Dandy

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Seven weeks after Creator scored a narrow win against Destin in the final U.S. classic of the season, those two are set for a rematch in the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) July 30 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from July 23 – July 26

DRF | 3 days ago
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

A.P. Indian Has Green Light in Vanderbilt

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A. P. Indian, fresh off a win in the grade III Belmont Sprint Championship, is the one to beat in the July 30 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I) at the Spa. Read More...

Mohawk: Horses to watch from July 21 – July 26

DRF | 3 days ago
Horses to watch from Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Meadowlands: Friday 7/29 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 7/29 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Mohawk: Friday 7/29 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Friday 7/29 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 7/29 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 7/29 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

King Kranz Holds Royal Edge in Amsterdam

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
King Kranz looks to hold a versatility edge in this field of sophomore sprinters at Saratoga. He comes in off a stakes win and should be the one to beat. Read More...

Court to Consider Umarov Temporary Injunction

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A Kentucky court hearing scheduled Monday, Aug. 1 could determine if the KHRC can move forward on its intentions to immediately sanction trainer Otabek Umarov for allegedly refusing to allow a horse to receive pre-race testing in late April. Read More...

Jrc Callas First seeks repeat in TQHA 550

DRF | 3 days ago
Jrc Callas First, the 2014 world champion Quarter Horse, will defend his title in Friday night’s $30,000 TQHA 550, one of five stakes on the card for Quarter Horses at Retama Park. Jrc Callas First is 7 for 9 at Retama. Read More...

Eramia serving suspension

DRF | 3 days ago
Louisiana Downs leading rider Richard Eramia will be off his mounts from Friday through Aug. 5 because of a riding infraction. Read More...

Above Fashion ends long layoff in allowance

DRF | 3 days ago
The stakes winner Above Fashion will be returning to the overnight ranks for the first time since September in Friday night’s fourth race at Evangeline Downs. She is part of a field of six fillies and mares set for an allowance over 5 1/2 furlongs. Read More...

Anchor Down in familiar spot in Vanderbilt

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher opted to sit out the Belmont Sprint with Anchor Down after the Metropolitan Mile runner-up drew the rail. Now, Pletcher is faced with a similar dilemma after Anchor Down again pulled post 1 for Saturday's Grade 1 Vanderbilt. Read More...

Hit It Once More earns 101 Beyer Speed Figure for New York Derby victory

DRF | 3 days ago
Hit It Once More earned a 101 Beyer Speed Figure for his runaway victory last Saturday in the $164,000 New York Derby at Finger Lakes. Read More...

Exaggerator joins cast for Haskell Invitational, will face Nyquist

DRF | 3 days ago
What trainer Keith Desormeaux was seeing in the flesh from his 3-year-old Exaggerator was not jibing with what he was seeing on the track. So, the trainer called a major audible Wednesday, deciding to send his Preakness winner to Monmouth Park for Sunday’s Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Invitational rather than running in Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga or attempting to train up to the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, also at Saratoga, on Aug. 27. Read More...

Laurel: Turf course records set by Heiko, Coastal Sea

DRF | 3 days ago
Two course records were set over the firm Laurel Park turf last weekend. Read More...

Madden Gets Birthday Win at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
July 24 was a red-letter day at Saratoga Race Course for Preston Madden and his son Patrick. Read More...

Mountaineer’s leading trainer, Ed Clouston, suspended

DRF | 3 days ago
Eddie Clouston, the leading trainer at Mountaineer last year and at the current meeting, has been suspended by the board of stewards for a medication violation. Clouston also was suspended additional days under the Multiple Medication Violation system. Read More...

Stradivari has surgery on ankle

DRF | 3 days ago
The talented 3-year-old Stradivari underwent surgery Tuesday to repair the fractured right front ankle he suffered during training here last week. Read More...

Mott hoping to give himself the gift of a win

DRF | 3 days ago
Bill Mott has won at least one race at Saratoga on his birthday in 15 of the last 20 years that racing was conducted on the day. Mott, who went winless with his only starter last year on his birthday, sends out two runners on his 63rd birthday Friday. Read More...