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Quality Road Colt Finishes Fast at Keeneland

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 2:57 PM ET 4th at KEE (Keeneland)Msw ($56K)     Winner: Spring Quality  by Quality Road Spring Quality (c, 2, Quality Road) becomes 10th winner for fr... Read More...

Dayatthespa Silenced All Doubters

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The chestnut daughter of City Zip had been overlooked at a 2-year-olds in training sale for immaturity, offset knees and a wider than typically accepted way of walking in front. She has since soared above all expectations Read More...

Weather forcing New York horses to scramble

DRF | 1 day ago
As of Friday, there were still 44 possible Breeders’ Cup starters stabled in New York, and Mother Nature was wreaking havoc with the work schedules for many of them. Read More...

Royal Stage ready for breakthrough

DRF | 1 day ago
Gulfstream Park West should take down a good share of the nation’s simulcast dollars on Monday as there are only four other tracks running during the day, and two of them are out West. Read More...

Women in Racing: From the Classroom to Career

I knew it would be hard going, but I didn’t realize how hard. In the early fifties there was considerable prejudice against women going into what was considered “men’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Statebreds take the spotlight for New Mexico Classic Cup card

DRF | 1 day ago
The undefeated Proceed is among a handful of 3-year-olds who will take center stage during the $2 million New Mexico Classic Cup program at Zia Park on Sunday. The card features 12 divisional stakes restricted to horses bred in the state, with eight of the races for Thoroughbreds and four for Quarter Horses. Read More...

Spaghetti Mouse, Wolski voted into British Columbia Horse Racing Hall of Fame

DRF | 1 day ago
Spaghetti Mouse and Tommy Wolski recently were voted into the British Columbia Horse Racing Hall of Fame and will be inducted at the annual awards dinner at Newlands Golf and Country Club on Dec. 4. Read More...

Clocker: Goldencents shows he’s sitting on ready

DRF | 1 day ago
A handful of Breeders’ Cup workers, topped by defending Dirt Mile champ Goldencents and Classic contender Moreno, spiced up Friday’s training session at Santa Anita. Read More...

Hovdey: Willard maintaining tight rein on a tough one

DRF | 1 day ago
Steve Willard, the exercise rider who was instrumental in the development of Zenyatta, is hanging in against the ravages of pancreatic cancer. Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Multiple contenders in River Memories

DRF | 1 day ago
One could go several different ways in the River Memories Stakes for fillies and mares, which will be run in lane 2, over a turf course which was firm on Friday. Read More...

Ruler of The World to Coolmore Stud for 2015

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Ruler of The World, winner of the 2013 Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I), has been retired from racing and will stand in 2015 at Coolmore Stud in Ireland. Read More...

Brown can close meet with stakes double

DRF | 1 day ago
Chad Brown enters Sunday’s closing-day card already having secured his third consecutive Belmont fall meet training title. He will try to put a bow on the meet with at least one – perhaps two – stakes victories. Read More...

Moreno in Sharp Breeders’ Cup Classic Drill

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Whitney Stakes (gr. I) winner Moreno drilled six furlongs in 1:12 3/5 Oct. 24 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Hastings horsemen hope to avoid horse-shortage issues next year

DRF | 1 day ago
The 2014 Hastings meet ends Sunday, and the shortage of horses made it difficult for departing racing secretary Stuart Slagle to put together decent cards all year. Slagle, who did an admirable job under the circumstances, is moving on to become the racing secretary at Woodbine. Read More...

Don’t Tell Sophia, Ria Antonia Drill for BC

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Don't Tell Sophia and Ria Antonia, pre-entered for the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) Oct. 31, turned in half-mile breezes Oct. 24 at Keeneland. Read More...

HRRN Plans 17 Hours of Breeders’ Cup Coverage

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Horse Racing Radio Network, the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, Ky., plans to to provide 17 hours of live Breeders' Cup coverage from Santa Anita Park beginning Wednesday, Oct. 29. Read More...

Ruler Of The World retired, to stand in Ireland

DRF | 1 day ago
English classic winner Ruler Of The World has been retired from racing and will begin his stallion career at Coolmore’s Irish base in Co. Kildare, Ireland for the 2015 breeding season. A fee will be announced at a later date. Read More...

Fiesolana going in Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf

DRF | 1 day ago
Fiesolana, cross-entered in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf and the Breeders’ Cup Mile, will run in the Filly and Mare Turf, according to Alan Cooper, racing manager for her owner, the Niarchos family. Read More...

Ruler of the World Retired

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 12:51 PM ET Ruler of the World Retired Read More...

Gutsy Lankan Rupee Makes All in Manikato

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Lankan Rupee, Australia's newly minted Horse of the Year and champion sprinter, blasted from the starting gate at Moonee Valley Oct. 24 and held on for a narrow victory in the Aus$1 million Manikato Stakes (Aus-I). Read More...

Finley has rooting interest on two fronts

DRF | 1 day ago
When Twilight Eclipse starts in the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita next Saturday, he will be part of a unique sporting week for Terry Finley, the president of the West Point Thoroughbreds, which owns the gelding.
Sunday afternoon, Finley will be at the StubHub Center stadium in Southern California to watch his 23-year-old son Ryan play forward for Chivas USA versus the San Jose Earthquakes in the regular-season finale of Major League Soccer. Read More...

Hammersly: How I’d play Santa Anita for Saturday, Oct. 25

DRF | 1 day ago
The day looks as though it may start out a bit chalky, but hey, you take what the card gives you. Read More...

Migliore Elected to TRF Board of Directors

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation has elected TV racing analyst and former jockey Richard Migliore to its board of directors. Read More...

Home Run Kitten hails from longshot barn

DRF | 1 day ago
Ignore Home Run Kitten at your own risk in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 1. Read More...

Winery to Sponsor BC Juvenile Fillies

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
14 Hands Winery will be the name-in-title sponsor of the $2 million 14 Hand Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) Nov. 1. Read More...

Mr. Besilu to Eureka Thoroughbred Farm in TX

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Mr. Besilu, a $4.2 million yearling by A.P. Indy out of three-time grade I winner Balance, has been retired and will stand at Mike Grossman's Eureka Thoroughbred Farm in Texas for $2,000 in 2015. Read More...

Mr. Besilu to Texas’ Eureka Thoroughbred Farm

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Mr. Besilu, a $4.2 million yearling by A.P. Indy out of three-time grade I winner Balance, has been retired and will stand at Mike Grossman's Eureka Thoroughbred Farm in Texas for $2,000 in 2015. Read More...

Midnight Lucky retired, out of Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 1 day ago
The Breeders’ Cup incurred another major defection on Friday when Bob Baffert said that Midnight Lucky will be retired. Read More...

Guillot putting his faith in voodoo

DRF | 1 day ago
Eric Guillot is practicing the voodoo that he knows so well. His attempt to ward off evil spirits worked at Saratoga when he won the Whitney with Moreno, so as part of his preparation for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 1, the Louisiana-born trainer has fashioned another voodoo wall on his barn at Santa Anita. Read More...

Presque Isle Horsemen Payments Delayed

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Horsemen owed $2.2 million in purses and owner rewards and an unknown amount from claiming transactions from the Presque Isle Downs meeting completed Sept. 25 are awaiting checks and looking for answers. Read More...

Hay Dude makes long-awaited U.S. debut in Lure

DRF | 1 day ago
When Hay Dude arrived here from England last winter, trainer Phil D’Amato expected him to make his U.S. debut long before Sunday’s $75,000 Lure Stakes at Santa Anita. Read More...

Pedigree Analysis: Pivotal Point

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Pivotal has enjoyed a level of success that could not have been predicted from his race-record and pedigree. Read More...

Hollendorfer making all the right moves with Shared Belief

DRF | 1 day ago
Shared Belief and Jerry Hollendorfer are made for each other, and they’re made like each other. Seen from afar, in the inky light here at Golden Gate Fields early one morning several days ago, they’re not very imposing. Smallish, even. Yet get up close, and they swell with an intimidating presence. Try to compete with them, and you’re likely to lose. Read More...

Romans well stocked for Stars of Tomorrow card

DRF | 1 day ago
Even the most vocal critics might concede that Churchill Downs has some pretty neat traditions, not even counting the Kentucky Derby, one of the greatest in all of sports. One tradition that began in 2005 is the Stars of Tomorrow program for 2-year-olds, which continues to thrive at every fall meet, as evidenced by what’s in store for the opening of the 26-day fall meet Sunday at the Louisville, Ky., track. Read More...

Distaff favorite Untapable displays air of confidence

DRF | 1 day ago
Untapable was up early Friday, strutting her stuff pre-dawn at Santa Anita with a smug attitude, appropriate for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff favorite. Read More...

Nebraska approves 52 dates for 2015

DRF | 1 day ago
In a schedule that will mirror this year’s racing in the state, the Nebraska State Racing Commission on Thursday approved 52 race dates for 2015. Read More...

Lasso fit, fresh for allowance feature

DRF | 1 day ago
Sunday's eighth race allowance at Gulfstream Park West, at 1 1/16 miles on turf, is competitive but the horse to beat is Lasso, trained by Jorge Navarro. Read More...

Terlani stretches out in closing-day allowance feature

DRF | 1 day ago
Terlani looks like the one to beat in an allowance race that is featured on Sunday, the final day of racing at Hastings this year. Read More...

New Approach Filly Lights Up Town Moor

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 10:57 AM ET 3rd at DON (DONCASTER)Universal Recycling British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies Maiden S. (Div. 2)     Winner: Beautiful Romance (GB) by New Appro... Read More...

Duke of Marmalade Filly Impresses At Donny

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 10:48 AM ET 2nd at DON (DONCASTER)Universal Recycling British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies Maiden S. (Div. 1)     Winner: Star of Seville (GB) by Duke of Mar... Read More...

King’s preview: Short field for feature

DRF | 1 day ago
A nice day is on tap for the second-to-last card of the fall meet Friday at Keeneland before it comes to a conclusion Saturday. Fields were surprisingly short in a few races, most notably in the opener and in the featured eighth race, an open allowance for 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

TimeformUS Weekend Plays: The G2 Lafayette

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays: The Grade 2 Lafayette Stakes at Keeneland Read More...

TimeformUS Weekend Plays: The G2 Fayette

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays: The Grade 2 Hagyard Fayette Stakes at Keeneland Read More...

Meadowlands Cancels Friday card

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Meadowlands Racetrack has cancelled its six-race Thoroughbred program for Friday, Oct. 24. Heavy rains have plagued coastal New Jersey and New England the last couple days forcing the cancelation of the all-turf card. Read More...

Yonkers: Burke plays the role of underdog in major stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
With nearly $23 million in horse earnings this year, it seems rare that trainer Ron Burke doesn’t have one of the favorites in a major stakes race. On Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway, Burke will play the role of underdog in each of the three marquee stakes on the card. Read More...

Lankan Rupee Shows Sustained Burst Of Speed

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 7:52 AM ET 7th at MOV (MOONEE VALLEY)G1 Manikato S. (A$1m)     Winner: Lankan Rupee (Aus) by Redoute's Choice (Aus) Lankan Rupee (Aus) Survives Protes... Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 10/25 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
<p><strong>Race 5 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool</strong></p> <p><strong>MEET STATS: 311 - 913 / $1613.70&nbsp; BEST BETS: 54 - 75 / $175.70</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&l... Read More...

Balmoral: Saturday 10/25 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
<p><strong>Race 10 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool</strong></p> <p><strong>Best Bet (42 - 83 / $164.70): </strong>TIME OUTA JAIL (2nd)</p> <p><strong>Spot Play: </strong>ALWAYS THE S... Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 10/25 analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
<p><strong>Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool</strong></p> <p><strong>Best Bet: </strong>JK SHE&rsquo;SALADY (9th)</p> <p><strong>Spot Play: </strong>REGAL SON (1st)</p&gt... Read More...

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, October 25th by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore

DRF | 2 days ago
BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, October 25th by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore. Read More...