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Mr. Big moving to different California stud farm

DRF | 2 days ago
Mr. Big, a winning son of Dynaformer, will relocate to Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif., for the 2018 breeding season and will stand for an advertised fee of $6,500. The 14-year-old stood the most recent season at E.A. Ranches in Ramona, Calif., for $6,000. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf: Ultima D coming into her own

DRF | 2 days ago
Ultima D won her maiden in her stakes debut Sept. 6 at Kentucky Downs, and trainer Wesley Ward believes the victory changed the filly. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Classic: Violette spreads out options with Diversify

DRF | 2 days ago
A decision will need to be made by Monday, the day pre-entries are due to be submitted, as to whether Diversify will head west and compete in the Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 4 here at Del Mar, and the implications of his potential participation are far-reaching, not only in terms of field size, but, more importantly, the likely pace scenario. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Distaff: Elate makes good on promise

DRF | 2 days ago
Elate ships from New York to California next week to complete preparation for the Breeders' Cup Distaff, a race in which she could vie for the role of favorite following back-to-back Grade 1 smashers. Read More...

Curlin’s Approval doesn’t let rain stop her from Breeders’ Cup work

DRF | 2 days ago
Curlin's Approval worked six furlongs in heavy rain Wednesday from the five-eighths pole in 1:15.61 over a Gulfstream Park track that had been harrowed at the break. Read More...

Champion Classic Empire Retired to Ashford Stud

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Classic Empire, the 2016 champion juvenile male for owner John Oxley, has been retired from racing and will stand at Coolmore America's Ashford Stud.  Read More...

Classic Empire retired to Ashford Stud

DRF | 2 days ago
The roller-coaster career of champion Classic Empire has come to an end, with Coolmore's Ashford Stud announcing Wednesday that the colt has officially been retired and will enter stud in 2018. Read More...

Conviction in 2015 murder of Pimlico security guard

DRF | 2 days ago
Keith Davis Jr. was convicted of second-degree murder in a Baltimore court on Tuesday for the 2015 murder of a Pimlico Race Course security guard. Read More...

Crabcakes in top form ahead of Maryland Million Distaff

DRF | 2 days ago
After a minor midseason slump, Crabcakes has won her last two starts impressively and looks like one of the more solid plays on Saturday's Maryland Million card at Laurel Park. Read More...

Tillie’s Lily faces older foes in turf sprint

DRF | 2 days ago
The undefeated 3-year-old Tillie's Lily has led Florida trainer Jonathan Thomas to California for the first time this fall. Read More...

Niigon’s Eclipse sticks with own kind in Friday allowance

DRF | 2 days ago
The 4-year-old filly Niigon's Eclipse was nominated to Saturday's Bunty Lawless Stakes, but she's a better fit against her own sex in Friday's featured second-level optional claimer, which is scheduled for a mile in lane 4 on the turf. Read More...

Wilkes points Res Ipsa, Linda to Cardinal Handicap

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Ian Wilkes said the Grade 3 Cardinal on Nov. 18 at Churchill Downs is next for both Res Ipsa and Linda, the first- and third-place finishers in a third-level turf allowance last Friday at Keeneland. Read More...

Neolithic to invade for Fayette Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Neolithic has joined the cast for the fall meet's closing-day feature, the Oct. 28 Fayette, a Grade 2, $200,000 race that also is expected to attract Honorable Duty and McCraken. Read More...

Tequilita goes in Raven Run to stick with own age group

DRF | 2 days ago
No one could have blamed Michael Matz for sending Tequilita to the Breeders' Cup after the 3-year-old filly won the Charles Town Oaks last month. But discretion is part of what has made Matz such a successful trainer, and it's what led him to forgo the BC Filly and Mare Sprint in favor of the Grade 2, $250,000 Raven Run at Keeneland. Read More...

Hogan, Heffernan Earn Top Curragh Honors

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Denis Hogan and Seamus Heffernan were the big winners of the evening as they were awarded the leading 'Training and Riding Performances of the Year' award.   Read More...

Godolphin Staff Participate in 1,000-Mile Challenge

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
For a second successive year, Godolphin staff took part in the Godolphin 1,000 Mile Challenge fund-raiser by running, jogging and walking at a fun family day at Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket (UK), on Sunday, October 15. Read More...

Past Two Oklahoma Classics Cup Winners to Meet

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Phantom Trip, winner of the Oklahoma Classics Cup Stakes last year, and Shotgun Kowboy, the 2015 winner, are scheduled to meet in this year's edition of the 1 1/16-mile race for Oklahoma-breds 3-and-older Oct. 20 at Remington Park. Read More...

America vs. World in Far Hills’ Grand National

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
An invasion of overseas runners will challenge many of America's best steeplechase horses in the Oct. 21 $400,000 Grand National (NSA-G1), America's richest steeplechase race and the centerpiece of the Far Hills Races in central New Jersey. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: The Homecoming

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Walter May has developed a one-man show around Joe Palmer's This Was Racing. He took his show Oct. 13 to the Pons family’s Country Life Farm. Read More...

NTRA Radio Campaign Inducted into Clio HOF

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A radio campaign created by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has been inducted into the Clio Awards Hall of Fame, one of the most prestigious distinctions in the advertising business. Read More...

Smiling Tiger Filly Tops Barretts Sale for Hull

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Stormy Hull once hoped he would one day sell a horse for $50,000. At the Oct. 17 Barretts October fall mixed sale in Pomona, Calif., Hull topped the action with a $220,000 yearling filly he hauled to Southern California himself. Read More...

Zenyatta Video the Perfect Holiday Gift

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Steve shares his take on the new "Zenyatta: Queen of Racing" video. Read More...

Kentucky Approves Race Dates for 2018

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Off a strong September of Thoroughbred racing in the state, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Oct. 17 approved a 2018 racing schedule similar to this year's schedule. Read More...

Fault, Sweeping Paddy Head Pin Oak Valley View

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Recent graded stakes winners Fault and Sweeping Paddy headline the Oct. 20 $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (G3T). A full field of 14 3-year-old fillies plus one also eligible are entered for Keeneland's 1 1/16-mile turf event. Read More...

An American In Newmarket: In The Shadow Of A Castle, Highclere Yearlings Prepare To Shine At Sale

Flipping through the catalogue for Tattersalls' premier October Sale of yearlings is a slightly different experience than browsing offerings at an American sale. The horses' catalogue pages are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo... Read More...

Violence’s 2018 Fee Set at $25,000

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced Oct. 17 a stud fee increase for second-ranked freshman sire Violence to $25,000, with a live foal stands and nurses guarantee. Read More...

Twirl Supplemented to Keeneland November Sale

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Twirl, a full sister to Irish and French highweight Misty For Me, dam of multiple group 1 winners Roly Poly and U S Navy Flag, has been supplemented to Keeneland's 2017 November breeding stock sale. Read More...

The Week in Photos 10/17/2017

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, Fillies Mile, Pattison Canadian International, Shuka Sho and more. Read More...

Janney Stands by Criticism of Pennsylvania

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A request by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture for Stuart Janney III to retract his recent criticisms of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission saw the Jockey Club chairman reiterate his disapproval Oct. 17. Read More...

Jockey Club’s Janney Stands by Criticism of Pennylvania

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A request by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture for Stuart Janney III to retract his recent criticisms of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission saw the Jockey Club chairman reiterate his disapproval Oct. 17. Read More...

Admirals War Chest targets Maryland Million Classic three-peat

DRF | 3 days ago
October has been a big month for owner-breeder Stephen Sinatra, who sold the $300,000 topper at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall yearling sale. On Saturday at Laurel Park, Sinatra will try to set a Maryland Million record when Admirals War Chest shoots for his third consecutive win in the Classic. Read More...

Arizona mixed sale catalog available

DRF | 3 days ago
The catalog for the 2017 Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Association fall mixed sale is now online, with 103 horses on offer prior to supplemental entries. Read More...

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending Oct. 15, 2017

DRF | 3 days ago
Each week, TimeformUS Chief Figure Maker Craig Milkowski takes a look back at the weekend’s graded stakes and releases the TimeformUS Speed Figures for these races. Read More...

Some in Tieme, Hardest Core Seek Sycamore Score

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The grade 3 Sycamore Stakes at Keeneland Oct. 19 features two top-level winners in Hardest Core and Some in Tieme, defending champ Renown, and rising turf runners Big Bend, Final Copy, and Canessar. Read More...

Janney Responds To Pennsylvania Commissioner: ‘There Were Indeed Regulators Asleep On The Job’

Stuart S. Janney III, chairman of The Jockey Club, has responded to a letter from Russell C. Redding – Pennsylvania's Secretary of Agriculture and chairman of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Gross up, average down at Indiana sale

DRF | 3 days ago
The 2017 Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association fall Thoroughbred sale saw improvements in gross returns but a lower average sale price, topped by a $15,500 Caiman gelding. Read More...

Hong Kong selections for Wednesday, October 18

DRF | 3 days ago
Hong Kong selections for Wednesday, October 18 at Happy Valley. Read More...

A Look at World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Committee

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Committee determines figures that will serve as the final Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings of 2017.  Read More...

Celebration of Life Planned for Florida Horseman Parker

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A celebration of life is planned Oct. 21 for Elmer Leland (Lee) Parker Jr., who died Aug. 31 in Crystal River, Fla., at age 78. Read More...

Sparkman: Gulch enjoys revival with Woodbine stakes wins

DRF | 4 days ago
The Fappiano, Smart Strike, Gone West, Forty Niner, Seeking the Gold, and Machiavellian branches of the Mr. Prospector male line are all recognized as major players on the international stage, but male-line descendants of Mr. Prospector’s 1988 champion sprinter Gulch have not earned the same panache. Thus, it was interesting to see granddaughters and great-granddaughters of Gulch win two of the biggest races in Canada over the weekend. Read More...

Into Mischief Colt Tops Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Sale

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A weanling colt by popular sire Into Mischief topped a record-setting renewal of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall sale Oct. 16 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More...

Always Dreaming Will Race in 2018

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The 3-year-old colt from the first crop of Bodemeister was found to have stomach ulcers after the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), and was recently cleared of the ulcers by veterinarians. He will return to training in November. Read More...