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Kentucky Derby pedigree analysis: Malagacy

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Dubai World Cup: Saeed bin Suroor

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Saeed bin Suroor talks about Move Up, who runs in the March 25 Dubai World Cup, after the post position draw on March 22. Courtesy ClubGodolphin.com Read More...

Classic Empire gets change of scenery, works five furlongs

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Notorious bad boy Classic Empire, who on Sunday refused to work at Palm Meadows in south Florida for the second time in less than a month, on Wednesday worked five furlongs in 1:01.80 at Winding Oaks Farm in Ocala, Fla., where he had been sent on Sunday. Read More...

DeBerdt, Excel Bloodstock Target Barretts Sale

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Following its business plan of purchasing mid-priced yearlings with the pedigrees and athleticism to move forward as both pinhooks and as racehorses, Excel Bloodstock targets the Barretts March sale each year. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Hoppertunity a blue-collar multimillionaire

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In American racing, they call an honest horse that grinds his way start after start into regular purse earnings without ever dominating his competition a “check-getter.” Hoppertunity is a check-getter on about the grandest scale imaginable. Read More...

Spiral Stakes contenders don’t have Derby fever – yet

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Not a single one of the 3-year-olds entered in the Spiral Stakes had blipped the Kentucky Derby radar before this week. Still, a victory in the Turfway Park showcase on Saturday equates to a spot in the Derby starting gate, although most horsemen this side of Ken Ramsey aren't quite ready to fully commit to proceeding that way in case they win. Read More...

McCarthy, Magee on hot streaks at Laurel

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Jockey Trevor McCarthy is coming off a huge week at Laurel Park during which he won with nine of his 21 mounts. A total of 27 races were run at Laurel last week. On the trainer’s side, Kieron Magee went 5 for 8 last weekend. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: National Treasure

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Man o' War's restored barn a link to storied past Read More...

Copper Top Futurity Trials Set for Saturday

S and G Racing LLC’s Big Boom, a bay son of Roll Hennessy Roll and a recent maiden winner over the track, is one of 26 New Mexico-bred juveniles entered in Saturday’s 4 1/2-furlong Copper Top Futurity (R) trials at Sunland Park. Read More...

Sharp Azteca One to Catch in Godolphin Mile

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Judging off his recent race form, trainer Jorge Navarro is declaring the current version of Sharp Azteca to be the best he has seen - a claim the dark bay runner will aim to back up in the Godolphin Mile at Meydan Racecourse. Read More...

Casse thinking of sending filly for Fair Grounds Oaks

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Trainer Mark Casse already has penciled in Noble Bird for a start April 1 at Fair Grounds in the New Orleans Handicap, and he said he is considering sending a filly, too, for the Fair Grounds Oaks that day. Read More...

Strong US contingent in Golden Shaheen

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Mind Your Biscuits, Stallwalkin' Dude and St. Joe Bay will carry the U.S. banner in the 1,200 meters (about 6 furlongs) dirt sprint, which pays $1.2 million to the winner. Read More...

Strong U.S. contingent in Golden Shaheen

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Mind Your Biscuits, Stallwalkin' Dude and St. Joe Bay will carry the U.S. banner in the 1,200 meters (about 6 furlongs) dirt sprint, which pays $1.2 million to the winner. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Jerry Crawford – Keen Ice

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Owner Jerry Crawford talks about Keen Ice and his preparations for the March 25 Dubai World Cup. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Commonwealth next up for Yockey’s Warrior

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Yockey's Warrior, the 5-year-old sprinter whose three-race win streak includes a victory at Fair Grounds in the Thanksgiving Handicap, will make his next start in the seven-furlong, $250,000 Commonwealth Stakes April 8 at Keeneland, trainer Al Stall said. Read More...

Pletcher might have two in Louisiana Derby

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Trainer Todd Pletcher has won two Kentucky Derby preps at Oaklawn and one at Tampa Bay Downs with three different horses this year. He has other 3-year-olds for the Florida Derby, and perhaps the Wood Memorial and the Santa Anita Derby, and he is probably going to enter two horses for the $1 million Louisiana Derby on April 1 at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Beer: Aqueduct horses to watch for week of March 20

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Beer: Aqueduct horses to watch for week of March 20 Read More...

UAE Derby Features Japan’s Kentucky Derby Qualifier

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The UAE Derby features a Japanese runner already qualified for a spot in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (G1) in the form of Epicharis and another, Adirato, who could earn a spot with a victory on Saturday at Meydan. Read More...

$90,000 Graydar colt tops revived Pegasus Training and Rehabilitation Center sale

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The 2017 Pegasus Training and Rehabilitation Center sale of 2-year-olds in training returned from a five-year hiatus on Tuesday, led by a $90,000 colt from the first crop of Graydar. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Post 9 for Arrogate just fine with Baffert

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Arrogate will break from post 9 on Saturday night at Meydan Racecourse when he tries to add the $10 million Dubai World Cup to consecutive wins in the Travers, Breeders’ Cup Classic, and Pegasus World Cup. Read More...

Arrogate Lands Post Nine For Dubai World Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The luck of draw was the latest obstacle to be cleared in Arrogate's favor with the 4-year-old gray colt landing post No. 9 in a field of 14 for the March 25 Dubai World Cup.  Read More...

Suffolk Downs Files Paperwork for Racetrack Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The owners of Suffolk Downs have sent a document to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission asking for formal approval of the sale of the property to a major Boston-based real estate development company. Read More...

Secretariat Center Joins Horse Country to Promote OTTBs

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Starting March 18 through the "Meet The Neighbors" tour, the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC) will be opening its doors for visitors to see what the life of a Thoroughbred can be like once they leave the track. Read More...

EquiLottery, Mountaineer Announce Agreement

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
EquiLottery has come to an agreement with Mountaineer Park in New Cumberland, West Virginia that will allow its lottery game based on the results of live horse racing to use video feeds from Mountaineer's annual racing calendar. Read More...

First Runner is First Winner for Take Charge Indy

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Daughter Marea Negra wins 2 1/2-furlong maiden race in Mexico. Read More...

Southeast Regional: Return To Splendor

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Since purchasing Bridlewood, the Malones have used their business savvy and equine aptitude to pick up the mantle and develop a breeding program that is working its way toward becoming one of the elite boutique operations in the industry. Read More...

Delta trainer Ramirez fined for horse mixup

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Eduardo Ramirez has been fined $1,000 by the stewards at Delta Downs for his part in a incident involving two horses that raced under swapped identities, and he could face additional penalties. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Horses Training, March 21, 2017 Part 3

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Horses preparing for the 2017 World Cup Day, including Limato (#1 Black), Wall of Fire (#12 Red), Decorated Knight (#11 Yellow), Handassa (#4 Grey), Sheikhzayedroad (#2 Red), Big Orange (#3 Red), and Postponed (#1 Green). Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Half-interest sold in Neolithic

DRF | 2 days ago
Owner Starlight Racing has sold a half-interest in Neolithic days before the horse starts in the $10 million Dubai World Cup, according to a news release from Starlight. Read More...

Qatar Racing Buys Interest in Neolithic

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Starlight Racing has reached an agreement to sell a half interest in Dubai World Cup contender Neolithic to Qatar Racing, it was announced March 21. Read More...

Dubai World Cup Card: Royer Dupre Aims To Repeat

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
For the last couple of years, French trainer Alain de Royer Dupre has left Meydan with at least one valuable prize in his pocket. Read More...

Dubai World Cup Card: De Royer Dupre Aims To Repeat

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
For the last couple of years, French trainer Alain de Royer Dupre has left Meydan with at least one valuable prize in his pocket. Read More...

Road to the Derby: Rebel Stakes analysis

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Dubai World Cup: Horses Training, March 21, 2017 Part 2

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Horses preparing for the 2017 World Cup Day, Master Plan (#11 Pink), Heshem (#9 Yellow), Finsbury Square (#8 Black), Neolithic (#12 White), Cosmo Charlie (#8 Red), Top Score (#6 Red), and Mondialiste (#10 Yellow) Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Kentucky Derby Museum Opens Man o’ War Exhibit April 8

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The Kentucky Derby Museum will honor the 100th anniversary of Man o' War's birth with an interactive exhibit featuring items on loan from noted collector Ken Grayson, including a saddle worn by the great horse in his match race with Sir Barton. Read More...

Hong Kong Selections for Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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Hong Kong Selections for Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Happy Valley. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Chad Summers – Mind Your Biscuits

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Trainer Chad Summers talks about Mind Your Biscuits, who runs in the March 25 Dubai Golden Shaheen Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Harness: Penpal looks to make her mark in 2017

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Penpal is yet to come up with a statement win so far in her career, but the now 4-year-old pacing mare has done plenty to enhance her bank statements through two seasons of racing. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Horses Training, March 21, 2017 Part 1

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Horses preparing for the 2017 World Cup Day, including Stallwalkin' Dude (#4 Gold), Sharp Azteca (#1 Blue), Triple Nine (#10 Blue), and Long On Value (#7 Black) Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen – March 21, 2017

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Was Malagacy's Rebel performance enough to secure a place in the Derby Dozen? Read More...

Mastery to stand at Claiborne Farm when racing career is over

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Although a decision has yet to be reached on the future of unbeaten Mastery’s racing career, a deal has been inked to stand him at historic Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky., upon his eventual retirement. Read More...

Loiselle, Vella, Baker among Canadian Hall nominees

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Longtime Woodbine track announcer Dan Loiselle and Sovereign Award-winning trainers Daniel Vella and Reade Baker headline the list of 15 Thoroughbred candidates eligible to be inducted to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2017. Read More...

Mastery to Claiborne Farm Upon Retirement

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Mastery, the undefeated son of Candy Ride who was injured after winning the March 11 San Felipe Stakes (G2), will stand at Claiborne Farm upon his retirement, it was announced March 21. Read More...

Zoccali: Of court rulings, ‘beards’ and a final goodbye to Sam

DRF | 2 days ago
In what was a very difficult week for the harness racing community, to be honest, I am not really in the mental place to go in-depth on industry issues. Instead, I will just share a few thoughts on some of the matters in racing this week. Read More...

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending March 19, 2017

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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...

Frosted to Darley Australia for Southern Hemisphere season

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Multiple Grade 1 winner Frosted will shuttle to Darley Australia for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season. Read More...

Fever forces Imperial Hint to scratch from Dubai Golden Shaheen

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Trainer Luis Carvajal confirmed Tuesday that Imperial Hint has been scratched from the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen on the Dubai World Cup card Saturday. Read More...

Sunland Park Receives Safety Reaccreditation from NTRA

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced on Monday that Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Read More...

McMullen A ‘Natural’ To Continue Gentle Approach As NYRA’s New Starter

Mike McMullen joined the racing scene in 1987 as a tall, lanky teenager who possessed a heavyweight's hands and a puppy dog's demeanor as he tagged along behind Jim, his older brother. He quickly... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ... Read More...

The Week in Photos 3/21/2017

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Santa Margarita, Azeri, Rebel, Inside Information, George Ryder, Golden Slipper, Ambitious Dragon Handicap, Waterfall Bay Handicap, Hanshin Daishoten, Hong Kong Derby, Essex Handicap, Irish O'Brien, Caesar's Wish, Private Terms, and more. Read More...