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Tapit Gets 100th Black-Type Winner

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Delay in Southern Hemisphere results reveals 100th winner actually occurred Aug. 9 Read More...

Jill Byrne to Emcee TOBA National Awards Dinner

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
32nd annual TOBA National Awards Dinner to be held Sept. 9 Read More...

Arqana Yearling Sale Concludes With Record Average

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
When the curtain closed Aug. 21 on the three-day Arqana August yearling sale, the French equine auction company reported a record average for the sale, a slight decline in gross receipts, and a median equal with 2016. Read More...

Stellar Wind to be Offered at Keeneland November Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Lane's End Sales will consign Eclipse champion and six-time grade 1 winner Stellar Wind to the 2017 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.  Read More...

Brown Confirms Cloud Computing to Start in Travers

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Chad Brown confirmed the morning of Aug. 21 that Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Cloud Computing will start in the $1.25 million Travers Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) Aug. 26. Read More...

Jockey Jose Ortiz brings home five winners in one day

DRF | 2 days ago
Jockey Jose Ortiz capped a stellar week with a sensational day, riding five winners from eight mounts Monday at Saratoga. Read More...

Jockey Jose Ortiz brings home five winners in one day

DRF | 2 days ago
Jockey Jose Ortiz capped a stellar week with a sensational day, riding five winners from eight mounts Monday at Saratoga. Read More...

Diversify dominates Evan Shipman Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Rick Violette said he wanted to try Diversify on the grass at some point this summer, but after the New York-bred gelding cruised to an 11 1/2-length victory in Monday’s $100,000 Evan Shipman Stakes over Saratoga’s main track, grass was the furthest thing from the trainer’s mind. Read More...

Diversify dominates Evan Shipman Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Rick Violette said he wanted to try Diversify on the grass at some point this summer, but after the New York-bred gelding cruised to an 11 1/2-length victory in Monday’s $100,000 Evan Shipman Stakes over Saratoga’s main track, grass was the furthest thing from the trainer’s mind. Read More...

Churchill, Barney Roy Rematch Set for York

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
York's premier meeting gets off to a slam-bang start Aug. 23 with an opening day that features a rematch between star 3-year-olds Barney Roy (GB) and Churchill (IRE) in the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1). Read More...

Equo to Support Thoroughbred Charities of America

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today that it has formed a charitable partnership with Equo, a mobile app that connects horse owners with drivers in the United States and Canada. Equo will donate $1 to TCA per horse shipped.   Read More...

Gun Runner Eclipses Arrogate in NTRA Poll

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Gun Runner took over first place for the first time in week 30 of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top Thoroughbred Poll released Aug. 21.  Read More...

Increased Regulatory Vet Presence Planned for Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With increased breakdowns during racing and training at Saratoga Race Course this year compared with 2016; plans have been put in place to increase the regulatory vet presence at the track during training hours, among other items. Read More...

Stellar Wind to be cataloged in Keeneland November sale

DRF | 2 days ago
The champion mare Stellar Wind will be cataloged to the Keeneland November breeding stock sale following a planned start in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Nov. 3 at Del Mar. Read More...

Stellar Wind to be cataloged in Keeneland November sale

DRF | 2 days ago
The champion mare Stellar Wind will be cataloged to the Keeneland November breeding stock sale following a planned start in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Nov. 3 at Del Mar. Read More...

Bergman: No respect for sophomore pacing star Agent Q

DRF | 2 days ago
It was hard to quantify the validity of the week 11 Hambletonian Society-Breeders Crown Top Ten poll since it appeared to be missing one horse that should by the merits of her accomplishments be no worse than Top Five. Her name is Agent Q. Read More...

Bergman: No respect for sophomore pacing star Agent Q

DRF | 2 days ago
It was hard to quantify the validity of the week 11 Hambletonian Society-Breeders Crown Top Ten poll since it appeared to be missing one horse that should by the merits of her accomplishments be no worse than Top Five. Her name is Agent Q. Read More...

Monticello: Lima Novelty establishes new track record in New York Sire Stakes competition

DRF | 2 days ago
Lima Novelty has now won all three of her career starts after a 1:57 3/5 effort that demolished the Monticello Raceway track record for a 2-year-old trotting filly in New York Sire Stakes action on Monday afternoon. Read More...

Monticello: Lima Novelty establishes new track record in New York Sire Stakes competition

DRF | 2 days ago
Lima Novelty has now won all three of her career starts after a 1:57 3/5 effort that demolished the Monticello Raceway track record for a 2-year-old trotting filly in New York Sire Stakes action on Monday afternoon. Read More...

Hunt Crossing relocated from West Virginia to Indiana

DRF | 2 days ago
Stakes winner Hunt Crossing has been relocated to Indiana Stallion Station in Anderson, Ind., for the 2018 breeding season. Read More...

Hunt Crossing relocated from West Virginia to Indiana

DRF | 2 days ago
Stakes winner Hunt Crossing has been relocated to Indiana Stallion Station in Anderson, Ind., for the 2018 breeding season. Read More...

Correas making plans for stable stars

DRF | 2 days ago
Ignacio Correas still was in California on Monday, but Tuesday he was flying to New York to run another horse at Saratoga. All this, and Correas's main string is stabled at Keeneland, with a satellite string at Arlington. Read More...

Correas making plans for stable stars

DRF | 2 days ago
Ignacio Correas still was in California on Monday, but Tuesday he was flying to New York to run another horse at Saratoga. All this, and Correas's main string is stabled at Keeneland, with a satellite string at Arlington. Read More...

Portrade Aims to Repeat in New York Turf Writers Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
One year after registering a front-end victory in the New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (NSA-1), Portrade will try to defend that title when he faces an expected 11 other runners in the 2 3/8-mile steeplechase test Aug. 24 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Churchill, Barney Roy Rematch Set for York

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
York's premier meeting gets off to a slam-bang start Aug. 23 with an opening day that features a rematch between star 3-year-olds Barney Roy (GB) and Churchill (IRE) in the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1). Read More...

Equo to Support Thoroughbred Charities of America

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today that it has formed a charitable partnership with Equo, a mobile app that connects horse owners with drivers in the United States and Canada. Equo will donate $1 to TCA per horse shipped.   Read More...

New protocols instituted in New York to reduce equine deaths

DRF | 2 days ago
In response to a rash of equine fatalities during the Saratoga meet, state racing regulators and officials have implemented additional protocols they hope will enhance equine safety. Read More...

New protocols instituted in New York to enhance safety

DRF | 2 days ago
In response to a rash of equine fatalities during the Saratoga meet, state racing regulators and officials have implemented additional protocols they hope will enhance equine safety. Read More...

Weekend Hideaway back on short rest for Thursday allowance

DRF | 2 days ago
Weekend Hideaway will come back on less than two weeks' rest when taking on a stakes-quality field of New York-bred sprinters under allowance conditions in Thursday's eighth race. Read More...

Weekend Hideaway back on short rest for Thursday allowance

DRF | 2 days ago
Weekend Hideaway will come back on less than two weeks' rest when taking on a stakes-quality field of New York-bred sprinters under allowance conditions in Thursday's eighth race. Read More...

Mott has sights set on first Travers win with Good Samaritan

DRF | 2 days ago
Entering 1997, Bill Mott was coming off a year in which he guided Cigar through a perfect 10-for-10 season, won his second straight Eclipse Award, and had won the fourth of his nine Saratoga training titles. Todd Pletcher was about to start his second full year of training. Chad Brown was 18 years old. Read More...

Mott has sights set on first Travers win with Good Samaritan

DRF | 2 days ago
Entering 1997, Bill Mott was coming off a year in which he guided Cigar through a perfect 10-for-10 season, won his second straight Eclipse Award, and had won the fourth of his nine Saratoga training titles. Todd Pletcher was about to start his second full year of training. Chad Brown was 18 years old. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 8/23 Analysis + Pick Four Ticket

DRF | 2 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 8/23 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Cherry Lodge may lead the way in Riskaverse Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Peruse the starting lineup in post position order for Thursday's $100,000 Riskaverse Stakes at Saratoga and the farther down one goes, the more obvious it gets there isn't very much speed in the field. But then one arrives at the very last name on the list, Cherry Lodge. Read More...

William Henry Harrison a rich opportunity for Double Tuff

DRF | 2 days ago
Double Tuff, who has not raced since June 27, has drawn the outside post among nine horses entered in the $100,000 William Henry Harrison on Wednesday at Indiana Grand. Read More...

Riding sound into the sunset

DRF | 2 days ago
Noted veterinarian Patricia Hogan says that educating owners and trainers about how to keep a racehorse sound enough that he or she can have a productive post-racing career is a major piece of the aftercare puzzle the Thoroughbred industry grapples with. Read More...

Curlin’s Approval, Distinta meet again in Ballerina

DRF | 2 days ago
When Curlin's Approval and Distinta, who finished first and second in the Grade 2 Princess Rooney on July 1 at Gulfstream Park, compete in Saturday's Grade 1 Ballerina both will do so for a new trainer of record. Read More...

Ulysses spotting weight to talented 3-year-olds in Juddmonte International

DRF | 2 days ago
At age 4, Ulysses hardly is an old man, but he is old enough to give meaningful weight to a host of 3-year-old challengers Wednesday at York in the Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes. Read More...

Voss has two in pursuit of third straight N.Y. Turf Writers Cup win

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Elizabeth Voss will take two shots at winning her third consecutive Grade 1 New York Turf Writers Cup on Thursday when she sends out defending race winner Portrade and Modem in the 2 3/8-mile steeplechase race at Saratoga. Read More...

Nakatani gets five-day suspension for Del Mar Oaks ride

DRF | 2 days ago
Jockey Corey Nakatani was the parade marshal Sunday in Los Angeles for the 2017 Nisei Week Japanese Festival, a prestigious honor made all the more poignant by the fact that Nakatani's late father, Roy, was housed at Santa Anita as a youth during World War II when the track was temporarily used as a relocation facility for Japanese Americans. Read More...

Maiden turf sprint filled with potential

DRF | 2 days ago
Sizable fields in both the pick six and pick four make the Thursday card at Del Mar far more appealing than appears at first glance. Read More...

Sadler’s Joy solid in work for Sword Dancer

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Tom Albertrani doesn't typically use a jockey to work his horses, but on Monday, Julien Leparoux put Sadler's Joy through a five-furlong work in 1:01.88 over the Saratoga main track. Sadler's Joy is pointing to Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Sword Dancer. Read More...

By the Moon tries again for Grade 1 win at Spa in Ballerina

DRF | 2 days ago
Though By the Moon is already a Grade 1 winner, her connections would like nothing more than to get a Grade 1 victory at Saratoga. Considering how well the filly has run in Grade 1 stakes here, it would seem like she is due one. Read More...

Chiropractor to get one more shot at firm turf

DRF | 2 days ago
With his losing streak stretching to seven as he finished sixth in an optional-claiming event last Saturday on the Saratoga turf, Chiropractor will get another shot at firmer turf before possible retirement. Read More...

Central Banker excels with first crop at Fasig-Tipton New York-bred sale

DRF | 2 days ago
Central Banker entered New York's stallion ranks with plenty of buzz and took a step toward making good on it with a strong performance from his debut crop at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale. Read More...

Owners double down on Mucho Macho Man

DRF | 2 days ago
Mucho Macho Man took Dean and Patti Reeves to the top of the sport during his ontrack career, highlighted by a win in the 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic. Now the Georgia-based owners are banking on their star runner getting them back with his foals. Read More...

Golden Gate Fields carries momentum into summer meet

DRF | 2 days ago
Golden Gate Fields hopes to continue the positive trend from its long winter-spring meeting when racing resumes Thursday for a 16-day summer meeting. Read More...

Songbird likely to face four in Personal Ensign

DRF | 2 days ago
Two-time Eclipse Award champion Songbird on Tuesday was scheduled to arrive at Saratoga, where on Saturday she is expected to face four rivals in the Grade 1, $700,000 Personal Ensign Stakes on the Travers card. Read More...

Classy Tune targets Raven Run Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Classy Tune, the 5 1/2-length winner of an allowance race for 3-year-old fillies Sunday, likely will be pointed to the Grade 2, $250,000 Raven Run Stakes on Oct. 21 at Keeneland for her stakes debut, trainer Simon Callaghan said Monday. Read More...

Zatter, St. Patrick’s Day may meet again in Del Mar Futurity

DRF | 2 days ago
Zatter and St. Patrick's Day, who ran one-two in their debuts in a strong six-furlong race for maiden 2-year-olds on Sunday, both are under serious consideration for the Grade 1, $300,000 Del Mar Futurity going seven furlongs on closing day, Sept. 4, trainer Bob Baffert said Monday. Read More...