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“Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In” Will Be Televised

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014 11:02 AM ET The Breeders' Cup and NBC Sports expand partnership to televise "Breeders' Cup Challenge Series: Win and You're In". Read More...

New Marketing Platform for Challenge Races

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Breeders' Cup announced April 21 a "new marketing platform" that will feature 18 Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" races from U.S. tracks in 2014. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup, NBC Expand Challenge Coverage

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Breeders' Cup announced April 21 a "new marketing platform" that will feature 18 Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" races from U.S. tracks in 2014. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup, NBC reach deal to televise 18 Breeders’ Cup prep races

DRF | 2 days ago
Eighteen of the major preps giving horses an automatic berth in a Breeders’ Cup race will be televised live on NBC or NBC Sports this summer and fall under a new agreement between Breeders’ Cup Ltd. and the network’s parent company, according to an announcement by both parties Monday. Read More...

Harness Racing: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from April 14 – April 16

DRF | 2 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Hoosier, Pocono, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from April 14 – April 17

DRF | 2 days ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Baffert Duo Chitu, Bayern in Derby Works

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Chitu and Bayern, two possible starters in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, breezed a half-mile at Churchill Downs April 21 as they continued preparations for the May 3 race. Read More...

PR Special OBS April: Stronach, Street Boss, and Florida’s New Sires

The Paulick Report is pleased to present special print editions to be distributed on the grounds of the OBS April sale beginning Monday. In this edition of the PR Special, Ray gives his take on the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

Handle up, attendance down at Santa Anita winter-spring meeting

DRF | 2 days ago
Santa Anita finished its 69-day winter-spring meeting Sunday with an increase in all-sources handle but a decline in ontrack attendance, according to track president Tom Ludt. Read More...

Bayern impresses in work with stablemate Chitu

DRF | 2 days ago
Bayern was clearly best over his Bob Baffert stablemate Chitu in a team workout during a relatively quiet Monday training session reserved for Kentucky Derby and Oaks horses at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Derby Contender Tapiture Breezes at Churchill

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Tapiture, one of the top contenders for the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), breezed five furlongs in 1:02 4/5 at Churchill Downs the morning of April 21. Read More...

Letter to the editor April 20, 2014

DRF | 2 days ago
Letter to the editor regarding trainer Steve Asmussen. Read More...

Medaglia d’Oro’s Rising Star Decathlete Back With a Win

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014 8:06 AM ET 2nd at LCP (LONGCHAMP)?34,000 Prix Machado (Cond)     Winner: Decathlete by Medaglia d'Oro Godolphin's TDN Rising Star Decathlete (Medaglia d... Read More...

Trip notes for April 19: Ben Ali, Lexington, Charles Town Classic and more…

DRF | 2 days ago
Trip Notes for April 19: Ben Ali, Lexington, Charles Town Classic and more by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 4/21 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 4/21 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Northfield: Monday 4/21 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 2 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Monday 4/21 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Monday 4/21 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Monday 4/21 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Santa Anita Winter Meet Handle Up 4%

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Handle from all-sources during Santa Anita Park's winter meet was up 4% when the Arcadia, Calif., track concluded the meet April 20. Read More...

Bejarano Takes Santa Anita Jockey Title

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainers Jerry Hollendorfer and John Sadler shared the trainer title and jockey Rafael Bejarano ranked as the top jockey when Santa Anita Park concluded its winter meet April 20. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 8:20 PM ET The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's April Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training begins its four-day run... Read More...

After the Wire: Top 5 Derby Prep Races

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Evan Hammonds recaps his top 5 Kentucky Derby prep race performances by horses still on the Kentucky Derby trail. Read More...

Champion Filly Beholder Coasts in 2014 Debut

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Dual champion filly Beholder coasted to an easy win in her 2014 debut on a hot, sunny Easter Sunday at Santa Anita Park, taking the $75,000 Santa Lucia Stakes from four overmatched rivals. Read More...

Beholder turns Santa Lucia into paid workout

DRF | 3 days ago
Beholder ran like the two-time champion she is in her 2014 debut in Sunday’s $80,500 Santa Lucia Stakes at Santa Anita, overwhelming four rivals in a race essentially over three furlongs from the finish. Read More...

Beholder Cruises on Seasonal Debut

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 6:32 PM ET 8th at SAX (Santa Anita)Santa Lucia S. ($75K)     Winner: Beholder by Henny Hughes Beholder (Henny Hughes) cruises away from overmatched foes... Read More...

Kiss My Hocks takes Sam Houston Futurity

DRF | 3 days ago
Kiss My Hocks ($5.60) won the Sam Houston Futurity for Quarter Horses by a half-length over 9-2 Glimpse of Dash. Read More...

Flamboyant targets summer turf stakes at Del Mar

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Paddy Gallagher said the Del Mar meeting will be the next goal for Flamboyant, winner of Saturday's La Puente Stakes for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita. Read More...

Trainer Jones Continues to Recover From Fall

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
An assistant to Larry Jones said April 20 the trainer had shown improvement from injuries he sustained the previous day when thrown from a horse at Delaware Park. Read More...

Suzy Malibu Turns Heads in Santa Anita Debut

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 4:36 PM ET 4th at SAX (Santa Anita)Msw ($56K)     Winner: Suzy Malibu by Malibu Moon Suzy Malibu (Malibu Moon) becomes 'TDN Rising Star' after impressiv... Read More...

Puntrooskie dominates Woodstock

DRF | 3 days ago
Puntrooskei blew away a quality field Sunday at Woodbine while notching his first stakes in the $127,750 Woodstock, covering six furlongs in 1:09.31 under Jesse Campbell. Read More...

Isla Bonita wins third consecutive graded stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Isla Bonita won his third consecutive graded stakes in Sunday’s $1,973,447 Japanese 2000 Guineas at Nakayama Racecourse, a victory likely to lead to a start in the Japanese Derby at Tokyo Racecourse on June 1. Read More...

Santa Anita stewards suspend Orozco

DRF | 3 days ago
Jockey Irving Orozco, who has not ridden since March 22, has been suspended for failing to appear at a hearing with Santa Anita stewards to explain his absence from riding. Read More...

Wildcat Red, With Saez, Works at Gulfstream

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Wildcat Red, working a half-mile at Gulfstream Park the morning of April 20, was reunited with jockey Luis Saez for the first time since they teamed for a front-running victory in the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth. Read More...

European filly Living the Life coming to California

DRF | 3 days ago
Living the Life, the winner of Friday’s $252,000 All-Weather Championship Fillies and Mares Condition Stakes at Lingfield, England, is set to join trainer Gary Mandella’s stable at Santa Anita in the next week. Read More...

Determined Isla Bonita Wins Japanese Guineas

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Isla Bonita launched a powerful late rally and won the $2 million Satsuki Sho (Jpn-I, Japanese Two Thousand Guineas) April 20 Nakayama Racecourse. Read More...

Dynamic Impact, Midnight Hawk emerge strong from Illinois Derby

DRF | 3 days ago
Dynamic Impact and Midnight Hawk, separated by a nose at the finish in Saturday’s Illinois Derby, both emerged from the race in good order, their trainers said Sunday morning. It’s extremely unlikely either horse would run in the Kentucky Derby, and while Dynamic Impact is a possible runner in the Preakness Stakes, Midnight Hawk will be switched to shorter one-turn races for a late spring and summer campaign. Read More...

Dynamic Impact, Midnight Hawk emerge strong from Illinois Derby

DRF | 3 days ago
Dynamic Impact and Midnight Hawk, separated by a nose at the finish in Saturday’s Illinois Derby, both emerged from the race in good order, their trainers said Sunday morning. It’s extremely unlikely either horse would run in the Kentucky Derby, and while Dynamic Impact is a possible runner in the Preakness Stakes, Midnight Hawk will be switched to shorter one-turn races for a late spring and summer campaign. Read More...

Kentucky Derby: We Miss Artie, Intense Holiday put in final Florida works

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher completed his final piece of important business in south Florida for the season when sending out two of his four potential Kentucky Derby starters, We Miss Artie and Intense Holiday, to work at his winter home, the Palm Meadows training center, Sunday morning. Read More...

Easter Filly for Horse of the Year Zenyatta

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Zenyatta, the 2010 Horse of the Year, produced her third foal when a War Front filly was born at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., early Easter Sunday, April 20, near Versailles, Ky. Read More...

Four-Day OBS Spring Sale Kicks Off April 21

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s four-day spring sale, the largest offering of 2-year-olds in training at public auction each season, is expected to once again produce a number of stakes winners from a catalog of more than 1,200. Read More...

Ron Gierkink’s Woodbine handicapping notebook for April 20

DRF | 3 days ago
Only six 3-year-olds were entered in the $125,000 Woodstock Stakes, which features a matchup between Go Greeley and Jose Sea View, who were separated by just a point in the voting for last year’s Canadian champion 2-year-old. Read More...

Santa Anita: DRF Plus handicapping report for April 20, 2014

DRF | 3 days ago
DRF Plus handicapping analysis for Santa Anita on Sunday, April 20. Read More...

Zenyatta delivers War Front filly

DRF | 3 days ago
Champion Zenyatta delivered her third foal, a filly by popular young commercial sire War Front, early April 20 at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Ky. The filly arrived at 12:03 a.m. Eastern. Read More...

Brad Free’s Santa Anita handicapping notebook for April 20

DRF | 3 days ago
Sunday is closing day, which also means mandatory payouts as the winter portion of the long Santa Anita meet ends. There will be no carryovers. Every pool, including pick six, pick five, and Super High 5, will be paid out Sunday. Racing resumes Friday. Read More...

Untapable Breezes at Churchill Downs

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Winchell Thoroughbreds' homebred Untapable, likely favorite for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), breezed five furlongs in 1:00 under the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs the morning of April 20. Read More...

Steve Davidowitz’s Lexington Stakes analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
With no horse in this field likely to benefit enough by the 10 Derby qualifying points to the winner, the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland had no bearing on the top 20 attempting to make the Kentucky Derby starting field. But it was an important race for Mr Speaker, Read More...

Satsuki Sho Glory For Isla Bonita

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 4:56 AM ET 14.40 at NKY (NAKAYAMA)G1 Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas)     Winner: Isla Bonita (Jpn) by Fuji Kiseki (Jpn) Shadai's Isla Bonita (Jpn) (... Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:17 PM ET Get caught up with all of Saturday's action, headed by Day Two of The Championships in Australia and the... Read More...

Dude! Imperative Shocks Charles Town Classic

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Imperative pounced on a softened-up Game On Dude rounding the final turn and proved best in the drive to land a $1 million payday at odds of 26-1 in the Charles Town Classic (gr. II) April 19 at Charles Town Races. Read More...

Imperative outguns Game On Dude in Charles Town Classic

DRF | 3 days ago
Imperative, ridden by Hall of Famer Kent Desormeaux, ran by Game On Dude in the final furlong to win Saturday night’s $1.5 million Charles Town Classic by 1 1/2 lengths. Read More...

Yonkers: Foiled Again loses first race of 2014; Levy final set

DRF | 3 days ago
Foiled Again’s win streak came to an end on Saturday night in the final $50,000 preliminary leg of the George Morton Levy Series at Yonkers Raceway. The field is now set for the $567,000 final. Read More...