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Jockey Club: Study Shows Lasix Not Needed

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Jockey Club says a recent study's findings challenge long-held opinions in North American racing, including the contention that the use of the diuretic furosemide is necessary to ensure long-term careers of horses. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Pennsylvania Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Frank Angst and Evan Hammonds handicap the talented field of the Pennsylvania Derby. California Chrome, Candy Boy, Protonico, Bayern, Tapiture and more. Who do you think is the best horse in the field? Read More...

Study Examines EIPH and Racing Performance

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A study published online this spring found no link between the vast majority of horses who suffer from exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage and long-term racing performance. Read More...

Rebellion relocates to Hickory Tree Farm in Virginia

DRF | 3 days ago
Grade 2 winner Rebellion has been relocated to stand the 2015 breeding season at Hickory Tree Farm in Middleburg, Va. for an advertised fee of $5,000. Read More...

Weekend Warrior for Sept. 20: Picks for Cotillion, Pennsylvaniia Derby, Charles Town Oaks

DRF | 3 days ago
House Rules, likely to go off lower than her 20-1 morning-line odds, is the one I will be using to complete the exacta underneath Untapable in the Cotillion at Parx. Read More...

Fiftyshadesofgold leads Test rematch in Dogwood

DRF | 3 days ago
Three fillies exiting the Grade 1 Test Stakes will reconvene Saturday in the Grade 3, $100,000 Dogwood Stakes at Churchill Downs. Read More...

North American foal crop expected to continue decline in 2014

DRF | 3 days ago
A total of 21,697 foals comprise the approximate 2014 North American foal crop as of Sept. 9, The Jockey Club reports, down 1.4 percent from the previous year. Read More...

Hovdey: Rich history, big money put Parx in spotlight

DRF | 3 days ago
Pennsylvania has earned the right to be called the center of the Thoroughbred racing universe at least for a day, and that day comes on Saturday when Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome headlines the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing, Read More...

Goliath can live up to name in allowance feature

DRF | 3 days ago
The aptly named Goliath looks like the one to beat in a first-level allowance race that will serve as the feature race Saturday at Hastings. Read More...

2013 Breeding Activity Statistics Released

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Jockey Club announced Sept. 18 that 2,230 stallions covered 36,656 mares in North America during 2013, resulting in 21,697 live foals of 2014 being reported on Live Foal Reports received as of Sept. 9. Read More...

Oaklawn to give bonuses for winning without Lasix

DRF | 3 days ago
Horses who win races without competing on Lasix during the upcoming meet at Oaklawn Park will receive a purse bonus, Charles Cella, president of the Hot Springs, Ark., track, announced Thursday. The program awards horses a 10 percent supplement to the winner’s share of the purse, with bonuses to range in value from $1,080 to as high as $60,000 for the richest race of the meet, the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby. Read More...

Hoosier: Impressive stakes action on tap Saturday night

DRF | 3 days ago
Trotting sensation Sebastian K will also be in action on a stellar Saturday Hoosier Park card. Read More...

Pender Harbour, Paso Doble top field for Overskate Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Even though last year’s Overskate Stakes winner and Canadian champion sprinter, Phil’s Dream, is sidelined with an injury, Saturday’s renewal of the $125,000 Overskate still has some firepower. Read More...

Lafontaine has trainer confident ahead of Kent Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Elizabeth Charalambous rarely ventures outside her home track of Woodbine. Over the past eight years, she ran two horses at Fort Erie in 2009 and one apiece at Presque Isle Downs (2011) and Keeneland (2012). So, it speaks volumes that Charalambous is willing to ship her 3-year-old Lafontaine all the way to Delaware Park for Saturday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Kent Stakes. Read More...

Kandaly, 1994 Louisiana Derby Winner, Dies

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Kandaly, winner of the 1994 Louisiana Derby (gr. III) who was scratched the day of the Kentucky Derby, died Sept. 12. The 23-year-old from the last crop of Alydar died of founder at Sugar Cane Stables near Lake Charles, La. Read More...

Lope de Vega Half to Chriselliam Impresses in Yarmouth Debut

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:07 AM ET 1st at YAR (YARMOUTH)�5,000 Greene King British Stallion Studs EBF Sprint Maiden S.     Winner: Very Special (Ire) by Lope de Vega (Ire) Godolphin's Very Special (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), a half to Chriselliam (Ire), debuts in style at Yarmouth Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Sept. 11 – Sept. 14

DRF | 3 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Balmoral, Hoosier, Philadelphia, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Breeders Sales Co. Expects Strong Auction

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Breeders Sales Co. of Louisiana is expecting a strong yearling sale Sept. 23. The 2013 sale reported strong double-digit growth in average and median. Read More...

Divine Oath Needs Kent to Get Back on Track

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Let's Go Stable's Divine Oath looks to get back on track Sept. 20 in the $150,000 Kent Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Delaware Park, coming off a sixth-place finish in the Aug. 16 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington Park. Read More...

Study Compares Abdominal Bandage Pressure, Support

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
It's no secret that leg wraps and bandages applied to horses' lower limbs protect and support the soft tissues within. But what about the abdominal bandages veterinarians wrap around horses' bodies post-colic surgery—do they function in the same way? Read More...

Investment in the Ownership Experience a Significant Issue

Stephen Koch is vice president of racing, stables and grounds for the Woodbine Entertainment Group, which this year is operating nine months of Thoroughbred racing at Woodbine racetrack in Toronto,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

Suffolk Downs Set to Close

New England’s only thoroughbred horse racing track has told its workers it will close by the end of the year because Mohegan Sun did not win a Massachusetts casino license. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:59 PM ET Street Cry (Ire) (Machiavellian) passed away at the age of 16 after succumbing to complications relating to a... Read More...

Keeneland September Sale Gains Continue

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Keeneland's September yearling sale posted more across-the-board gains Sept. 17 at its ninth session as four horses brought $200,000 or more, helping the 13-day sale remain ahead of last year on average and median prices. Read More...

Keeneland September: Gains continue at Wednesday session

DRF | 4 days ago
The Keeneland September yearling sale continued to hum along on Wednesday, as the 13-day auction entered the homestretch. Wednesday signaled the beginning of Keeneland’s Book 4 portion, squarely targeting the middle market, and when the ninth session concluded economic figures were up significantly across the board. Read More...

Delaware County Fair: Color’s A Virgin wins Jugette

DRF | 4 days ago
All the year-round Grand Circuit stables brought their top fillies to compete in the 44th Jugette at the Delaware County Fair in Ohioon Wednesday (Sept. 17), yet it was an Indiana-bred from Hoosier Park trained by Delaware-based trainer Brian Brown, who took home the prize. Harness racing, Read More...

Walking the Kitten Scores on Debut at KYD

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 5:53 PM ET 7th at KD (Kentucky Downs)MSW ($90K)     Winner: Walking the Kitten by Kitten's Joy Walking the Kitten (Kitten's Joy) pounces late to ... Read More...

Moro Tap to Double Infinity Ranch in Texas

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Moro Tap, a graded stakes-placed son of North America's leading sire Tapit, has been retired to stud and will stand the 2015 breeding season at Double Infinity Ranch in Texas. Read More...

Competitive Edge to miss rest of 2014

DRF | 4 days ago
Competitive Edge, the leading 2-year-old male on the East Coast, if not the country, sustained a hairline fracture to his left foreleg and will miss the remainder of his juvenile season, trainer Todd Pletcher said Wednesday. Read More...

Kenzadargent Collects Second U.S. Win

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 3:56 PM ET 1st at BEL (Belmont Park)Opt. Clm. ($78.4K)     Winner: Kenzadargent (Fr) by Kendargent (Fr) Kenzadargent (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}) score... Read More...

Illman’s preview: Jumpers take center stage

DRF | 4 days ago
We begin Thursday’s card with a pair of steeplechase stakes races. The opener, the $75,000 William Entenmann Memorial, features Schoodic and Address Unknown, the 1-2 finishers of the restricted Michael G. Walsh Novice Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 14. Read More...

Gisser: The best week of the year

DRF | 4 days ago
The Little Brown Jug is always an exciting and anticipated event, especially due to its unique format. Read More...

Somber Mood Hangs Over Suffolk Downs

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Tough decisions lie ahead for the horsemen and workers of the Boston-area track, which is expected to shut down permanently in December. Read More...

New Jersey adopts uniform medication rules

DRF | 4 days ago
The New Jersey Racing Commission on Wednesday adopted a set of medication rules that has been endorsed by most major racing organizations, including a new penalty scheme applying to repeat offenders, according to the executive director of the commission. Read More...

Charles Town Oaks attracts 12 fillies

DRF | 4 days ago
The Grade 3, $500,000 Charles Town Oaks, led by Matron winner Miss Behaviour and Iowa Oaks heroine Size, drew an overflow field of 12 when entries were taken on Wednesday. Read More...

Artemis Agrotera Heads Gallant Bloom

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Chester and Mary Broman's Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) winner Artemis Agrotera will face five rivals as she looks to continue her winning ways in the $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) Sept. 20 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Miss Behaviour Targets Charles Town Oaks

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
After three straight runner-up finishes in graded stakes races, grade II winner Miss Behaviour will try to get untracked Saturday, Sept. 20, when she's expected to face nine other 3-year-old fillies in Charles Town Oaks. Read More...

Emerald’s top juveniles may slug it out in Gottstein Futurity

DRF | 4 days ago
While the Emerald Downs meeting is winding down to its final days and the stakes calendar is all but complete, one divisional championship – for 2-year-old colts and geldings – has yet to be decided. Trackattacker is undefeated in four starts and was thought to be the slam-dunk leader heading into the season-ending Gottstein Futurity on Sept. 28. But then Prime Engine made a scintillating career debut last weekend, and suddenly everything has changed. Read More...

Anxiety, anger as Suffolk Downs closes

DRF | 4 days ago
Heartbroken. Betrayed. Sad. Scared. Those were some of the adjectives expressed by the dismayed and dejected horsemen, riders, breeders, employees, and other industry stakeholders Wednesday, the day after they learned that the 79-year-old Suffolk Downs will be shutting down because gaming partner Mohegan Sun was passed over for the sole Boston-area destination resort casino license. Read More...

Mohawk: Friday 9/19 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Friday 9/19 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Fair Grounds to Withhold Millions from Purses

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Citing pending litigation from Louisiana Quarter Horse owners, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced Sept. 17 that it will withhold $2.7 million in purse supplements at the upcoming meet. Read More...

Sea the Stars Filly Strikes In the John Musker

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11:33 AM ET 3rd at YAR (YARMOUTH)Listed EBF At the Races John Musker Fillies' S.     Winner: Hadaatha (Ire) by Sea the Stars (Ire) Sheikh Hamdan ... Read More...

Wise Dan, Silver Max could get Shadwell Turf rematch

DRF | 4 days ago
Wise Dan and the last horse to beat him, Silver Max, appear headed for a showdown in the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile on Oct. 4 at Keeneland. Read More...

Fiftyshadesofgold must overcome yet another inside draw in Dogwood

DRF | 4 days ago
When Fiftyshadesofgold and jockey Robby Albarado were assigned post 2 in a field of 10 3-year-old fillies for the seven-furlong Dogwood Stakes at Churchill Downs this weekend, Bret Calhoun was not very pleased – but not surprised, either. Read More...

Appealing Resume has that winning habit

DRF | 4 days ago
On Friday at Los Alamitos, Appealing Resume will try to make it 15 wins in race 7, a starter allowance for fillies and mares who have raced for a $25,000 tag or less since the start of 2013 and have not won at the level since. Read More...

Mohawk: Horses to watch from Sept. 9 – Sept. 15

DRF | 4 days ago
Horses to watch from Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Street Cry Dies

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:27 AM ET Street Cry (Ire) has passed away at the age of 16. Read More...

Mohawk: Thursday 9/18 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Thursday 9/19 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 9/18 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Thursday 9/18 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Lenny’s Place – Episode 1

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Welcome to Lenny's Place! In this episode Lenny catches up with Moreno's trainer Eric Guillot. Lenny also shares a few thoughts on expanding the Saratoga race meet, includes a top 5 list, and looks at the Breeders' Cup. Read More...