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American Trainers Approve Meydan Move to Dirt

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The decision to replace the all-weather Tapeta Footings surface at Meydan with dirt has had an impact on the 2015 World Cup races, not least in the regeneration of interest among American trainers. Read More...

The One That Got Away

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Cot Campbell relates the story of how he turned down a future champion for $1,200. Read More...

Key Race Report for Friday, March 27

DRF | 1 day ago
Download a list of horses exiting races where two or more of the competitors have come back to win their next starts. Friday's report features races from Aqueduct, Charles Town, Churchill Downs, Fair Grounds, Fonner Park, Golden Gate, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Laurel Park, Los Alamitos, Oaklawn Park, Penn National, Santa Anita, Sunland Park, Tampa Bay Downs, and Turfway Park. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Concern dies in Oklahoma

DRF | 1 day ago
Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and pensioned sire Concern has died in Oklahoma. The Broad Brush horse, a pensioner at the Oklahoma Equine Reproductive Center in Washington, Okla., was 24. Read More...

Giwner: Jeff Gural, the man and his missions

DRF | 2 days ago
Jeff Gural is perhaps the most criticized individual in harness racing. The head of the Meadowlands, Tioga and Vernon is equally deserving and undeserving of the public ire. Having just completed another impromptu sit-down with Gural, I came away once again seeing that he is equal parts sugar and salt. Read More...

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, March 28th by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore

DRF | 2 days ago
BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, March 28th by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore. Read More...

BC Classic Winner Concern Dies at 25

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Concern, the winner of the 1994 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and the only Breeders' Cup victor to race and stand in Oklahoma, has died at the age of 25. Read More...

BC Classic Winner Concern Dies at 24

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Concern, the winner of the 1994 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and the only Breeders' Cup victor to race and stand in Oklahoma, has died at the age of 25. Read More...

Unlocking Winners: Dubai and the Derby Preps

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Florida Derby (gr. I), Louisiana Derby (gr. II), and Dubai World Cup (UAE-I). Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2015 8:04 PM ET Emma Berry and Michele MacDonald provide an behind the scenes look into Thursday morning track work at Meydan,... Read More...

VLT Expansion Proposals Shot Down in New York

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Efforts to expand video lottery terminal casinos in New York, including one at Belmont Park, have been quashed during state budget negotiations at the state Capitol. Read More...

MA House Passes Suffolk Simulcast Extension

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With time running out for Suffolk Downs to continue offering full-card simulcasts, the Massachusetts House of Representatives March 26 passed a bill that extends the current rights for one more month. Read More...

DRF Plus handicapping reports for Friday, March 27

DRF | 2 days ago
Download DRF Plus handicapping reports for Friday's races, including DRF Daily GamePlan, the Positive ROI Report, and Key Race Report. Read More...

Wise Dan Making Progress, Still Tack-Walking

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is progressing well since he returned to tack-walking, but the chestnut gelding will require 30 more days in his recovery from a non-displaced fracture before he can go to the track. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Louisiana Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap two Kentucky Derby prep races this week. The Louisiana Derby featuring International Star and the Besilu Stables Florida Derby featuring Upstart. Read More...

RMTC Board Announces Cobalt Threshold

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) today announced that a uniform threshold for cobalt regulation in the U.S. was approved at its March 24 meeting at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Commissioner Eyes Easier Skip Away Prize

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
WinStar Farm's Commissioner returned in 2015 with his connections hopeful of a trip to Dubai, but after he ran sixth in the Donn Handicap (gr. I), they shifted gears to the March 28 Skip Away (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Meadowlands: Saturday 3/28 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Saturday 3/28 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

PDJF to Benefit From ‘Fillies & Lillies’

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The "Fillies & Lilies Party," one of Kentucky Derby week's new social happenings, has named the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund as the event's charity beneficiary for 2015. Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 3/28 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Saturday 3/28 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

On surface, U.S. trio look best in Golden Shaheen

DRF | 2 days ago
The best dirt sprinters in the world are American dirt sprinters, and now that Meydan Racecouse has switched from synthetic to dirt, there’s every reason to envision another era of American dominance starting with Saturday’s $2 million Golden Shaheen. Read More...

Balmoral: Saturday 3/28 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Saturday 3/28 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 3/28 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Saturday 3/28 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

RMTC proposal would set two levels for cobalt

DRF | 2 days ago
A racing-industry organization that issues recommendations on medication policy has approved a proposal that would set two threshold levels for cobalt, a first step in what is likely to be the widespread adoption of cobalt regulations later this year in racing jurisdictions across the U.S. Read More...

Kentucky Derby pedigree profiles: International Star

DRF | 2 days ago
International Star is a half-sibling to two stakes winners, both of whom had their greatest success at sprint distances. This son of 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus has already appeared to outrun those suggested distance limitations while cutting a swath through the Louisiana prep circuit, but he stretches out to nine furlongs for the first time in Saturday’s Louisiana Derby. With a number of familiar names in his pedigree, he should handle this task. Read More...

Hovdey: A racing feast begins at dawn

DRF | 2 days ago
It’s off to bed early Friday night. Big day of racing on Saturday, and if DRF’s Marcus Hersh and TVG’s Simon Bray can stir themselves from their five-star digs nearly every morning this week to watch California Chrome come out in the dark, then the least I can do is open for business at 5:40 a.m. Pacific Not-Quite-Daylight Time for the $1 million Godolphin Mile from Meydan. Anyone for kippers and croissants? Read More...

Barretts, CHRB to launch pilot test program with May sale

DRF | 2 days ago
Juveniles offered at the Barretts May Sale of 2-year-olds in-training at Del Mar on May 28 will be subject to pre-sale testing as part of a pilot program between the sale company and the California Horse Racing Board. Read More...

Coffee Clique launches campaign in Honey Fox

DRF | 2 days ago
Saturday, Coffee Clique returns from a 9 1/2-month layoff in the Grade 2 Honey Fox Stakes, kicking off what her connections hopes is another successful season. The Honey Fox is for fillies and mares going a mile on the turf. Read More...

Main Sequence heads strong field in Sheema Classic

DRF | 2 days ago
A glimpse at the past performances reveals something interesting about the 6-year-old gelding Main Sequence. He never loses anymore. Read More...

Head high on Solow ahead of Dubai Turf

DRF | 2 days ago
All week here in Dubai the racing cognoscenti have chattered about the softness of this year’s $6 million Dubai Turf, which says something about how strong the race has been in recent years. Read More...

Bronzo still seeking first U.S. win entering Tokyo City Cup

DRF | 2 days ago
Bronzo will not face Shared Belief any time soon. Their spring campaigns are going in different directions, with Shared Belief bound for the Charles Town Classic in West Virginia on April 18 and Bronzo stretching to a longer distance in Saturday’s $100,000 Tokyo City Cup at Santa Anita. Read More...

Saratoga reserved seats go on sale Monday

DRF | 2 days ago
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War Correspondent, Lochte Head Appleton

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Well-bred War Correspondent, who seems to be on the upswing for trainer Christophe Clement, will join grade I winner Lochte in the $150,000 Appleton Stakes (gr. IIIT) March 28 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Riposte Primed For Big Effort in Orchid

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Juddmonte Farms' multiple stakes winner faces eight opponents in 1 1/2-mile turf test, her second start back off a long layoff. Read More...

Shared Belief Traveling East for CT Classic

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Shared Belief will make his first start outside of California in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) April 18, co-owner Jim Rome said March 25. Read More...

Closing day for Aqueduct’s inner track Saturday

DRF | 2 days ago
The top race on Saturday at Aqueduct is a first-level allowance for New York-breds at six furlongs. My Won Love, a $20,000 claim by trainer Steve Klesaris in November, has been knocking on the door in her last two starts and looks ready for an allowance win. Read More...

Positive ROI Report for Thursday, March 26

DRF | 2 days ago
Download positive ROI trainer statistics for Thursday's cards at Aqueduct, Charles Town, Fair Grounds, Golden Gate, Gulfstream Park, Laurel Park, Oaklawn Park, Penn National, and Santa Anita. The report features top trainer angles, top trainer/jockey combinations, and profitable betting angles based on a trainer's record in similar situations. Read More...

I’m a Chatterbox eyes third straight stakes in Fair Grounds Oaks

DRF | 2 days ago
In recent years, the Fair Grounds Oaks has been on quite a run of producing Kentucky Oaks winners. Read More...

Weekend Warrior for March 28: Picks for Pan American, New Orleans, Godolphin Mile

DRF | 2 days ago
I cannot resist Imagining in Saturday’s Pan American Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

West Virginia jockey charged with attempted murder

DRF | 2 days ago
Sylvester Carmouche III, a rider with a spotty race record over the past several years, was arrested on Wednesday by West Virginia police and charged with attempted murder, arson, and cruelty to animals after allegedly setting fire to his girlfriend’s house when she and her children were inside. Read More...

The Wizard: Dubai World Cup card offers riches, strong wagering opportunities

DRF | 2 days ago
The Wizard’s Dubai World Cup Stakes Package provides selections for all eight stakes races. The in-depth analysis and wagering strategies include a pick three linking the Golden Shaheen, Dubai Turf, and Sheema Classic (races 6-8). Read More...

Jerardi: Upstart brings Beyer consistency to Florida Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
I am reasonably certain I have never picked a winner on Polytrack or correctly projected a Beyer Speed Figure on that surface. Read More...

Key Race Report for Thursday, March 26

DRF | 2 days ago
Download a list of horses exiting races where two or more of the competitors have come back to win their next starts. Thursday's report features races from Aqueduct, Charles Town, Churchill Downs, Fair Grounds, Golden Gate, Gulfstream Park, Laurel Park, Oaklawn Park, Penn National, and Santa Anita. Read More...

Streaking Phaeton Heads Gulfstream Oaks

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Ekati's Phaeton, a surprise winner of the one-mile Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II), attempts to stretch out an additional sixteenth of a mile March 28 in the $250,000 Gulfstream Oaks (gr. II). Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Victor Espinoza

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Victor Espinoza talks about California Chrome and the Dubai World Cup. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for March 19 to 22

DRF | 2 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends for March 19 to 22, 2015. Read More...

Rampellini: Oaklawn horses to watch for week of March 26

DRF | 2 days ago
Mary Rampellini's horses to watch at Oaklawn Park for the week of March 26. Read More...

Absolutely Cool back in form for Coyote

DRF | 2 days ago
Absolutely Cool tries to prove his resurgence to win a second straight Phoenix Gold Cup wasn’t an aberration in Saturday’s $35,000 Coyote Handicap at Turf Paradise. Read More...

Fulton Named Tattersalls South American Rep

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Tattersalls has appointed established bloodstock agent John Fulton to be its representative in South America in a role that will complement that of Samir Abujamra who will continue to represent Tattersalls in Brazil. Read More...

Justalittlesmoke, Bold Cait meet in Southern Park Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Bold Cait, a winner against open company in her last two starts out of town, challenges multiple stakes winner Justalittlesmoke for early-season supremacy among Ohio-bred 3-year-old fillies in Saturday’s $75,000 Southern Park Stakes at Mahoning Valley Race Course. Read More...