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Eclipse Sportswire named official photographer of Equestricon

DRF | 3 days ago
Equestricon, LLC., announced today that international sports photography agency Eclipse Sportswire has been named the Official Photographer of Equestricon 2017. Read More...

Syndergaard in another league from rivals in William Walker

DRF | 3 days ago
Syndergaard, making his first start since finishing fifth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile last fall, figures to be a tiny price on the Churchill tote when he breaks from the inside post for the high-profile jockey-trainer team of John Velazquez and Todd Pletcher. Read More...

Alert Bay tries for repeat in San Francisco Mile

DRF | 3 days ago
The elite of Northern California's turf talent will be on display in Saturday's Grade 3, $100,000 San Francisco Mile at Golden Gate Fields, including defending champion Alert Bay and 2015 winner G. G. Ryder. Read More...

Paradise Woods a behind-the-scenes star from Day 1

DRF | 3 days ago
Paradise Woods jumped up from out of nowhere, so it seemed, when she won the Santa Anita Oaks by 11 3/4 lengths and became the favorite for the Kentucky Oaks. But to those who helped raise her and prepare her to race, she has been a star all along. Read More...

PR Special OBS April: The ‘State’ Of Racing, Part 2

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the grounds of the OBS Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. In this edition of the PR Special,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

Churchill Downs forms another ownership group

DRF | 3 days ago
Buoyed by its successes of the past year, officials with Churchill Downs Inc. have announced formation of another ownership group open to the public. Read More...

Look Back: Justakiss, Ole Liz Win Divisions of Bewitch

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
This week is a stakes report of the 1965 Bewitch Stakes at Keeneland, which was split into divisions won by Justakiss and Ole Liz. At the time, the Bewitch was for 2-year-old fillies. Following is a BloodHorse staff report from the May 1, 1965 issue. Read More...

Bolo Back Home at Santa Anita for Thunder Road

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
No better than ninth in four trips outside of California, Golden Pegasus Racing and Earle Mack's Bolo will stay home instead of getting caught up in Kentucky Derby week for a third straight year. Read More...

Speedway Stable Strikes Late for Malibu Moon Filly

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Among the last horses through the ring during the April 26 second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale was an attractive daughter of Malibu Moon who eventually went to Speedway Stable for $650,000. Read More...

OBS Spring: Medaglia d’Oro colt sells for $850,000 to lead second session

DRF | 3 days ago
The second day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s spring 2-year-olds in training sale Wednesday kept up the positive energy set in Tuesday’s opening session, with comparative gains in gross and average, and a Medaglia d’Oro colt assuming the sale’s new top price at $850,000. Read More...

All Included Set to Take on Miami Mile Field

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Wertheimer and Frere's homebred All Included will head an experienced field in the $100,000 Miami Mile (G3T) at Gulfstream Park April 29. Read More...

Free feeders for $1M World Championship of Handicapping

DRF | 3 days ago
On Tuesday, Daily Racing Form announced its new contest: the $1 million, zero-takeout World Championship of Handicapping. The contest takes place Jan. 27-28 exclusively online at DRF Tournaments. Players can buy in now for $5,000 or choose to participate in feeders and qualifiers to win their way in. On Wednesday, DRF unveiled the first contests designed to send people to the new championship level event – including three completely free contests this weekend. Start your journey for free, and end up with a chance to win your share of $1 million. Read More...

Syndergaard to Make 2017 Debut in William Walker

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Eric Fein, Christopher McKenna, Harris Fein, Guri Singh, and Jerry Walia's Syndergaard headlines a field of seven 3-year-olds entered for the $100,000 William Walker Stakes April 29, opening night at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Stewart to Train, Manage Latest Churchill Racing Club

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Churchill Downs will give 200 people a low-cost pathway to the excitement of Thoroughbred racehorse ownership with the 2017 Churchill Downs Racing Club. Read More...

Ortiz will stay home during Kentucky Derby weekend

DRF | 3 days ago
Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. will not be riding in this year’s Kentucky Oaks or Kentucky Derby. Instead, he will stay at his home base of Belmont Park and ride several top contenders in stakes for trainer Chad Brown those days. Read More...

Medaglia d’Oro Colt New OBS Sale Topper

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A son of Medaglia d'Oro produced by grade 2 winner Indian Vale was purchased by a high-powered partnership for $850,000 to become the new sale-topper at the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training auction. Read More...

Belmont’s program for 2-year-olds producing solid gains

DRF | 3 days ago
The program for 2-year-olds at Belmont Park has seen significant gains in starters over the last four years. Read More...

Kharafa tunes up for Kingston in Elusive Quality

DRF | 3 days ago
Kharafa, the million-dollar-earning New York-bred gelding, will kick off his 8-year-old season in Saturday’s $150,000 Elusive Quality Stakes going seven furlongs at Belmont Park. Read More...

Sharp: Girvin Still on Track for Kentucky Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Amidst growing speculation regarding the status of Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) winner Girvin, trainer Joe Sharp said April 26 the colt is still on track to have his last serious workout for the Kentucky Derby (G1) in the coming days. Read More...

Bull Run Continues at OBS Spring Sale

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Continuing the momentum from the previous day’s opening session, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring auction of 2-year-olds in training continued its bull run April 26, with strong increases in gross and average prices. Read More...

Navarro gears up for Monmouth Park’s season

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Jorge Navarro came within a half-length of going 4 for 4 on last Saturday’s Charles Town Classic card. All of his runner’s that day have been sent to a New Jersey farm to prepare for the Monmouth Park meet, which begins May 13. Read More...

Geolocating to boost purses

DRF | 3 days ago
Regulations allowing racetracks to identify wagers placed ontrack through account-wagering platforms is expected to enhance purses, but the impact will not be known for several months. Read More...

It Tiz Well to skip Kentucky Oaks

DRF | 3 days ago
It Tiz Well, who finished third in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks on April 8, will remain in California this spring and will not start in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on May 5. Read More...

Laurel: Lynch collects three stakes wins

DRF | 3 days ago
Trevor McCarthy won the most races at Laurel Park last week but Feargal Lynch won the right races. Read More...

Imperial Hint back to his old self back home at Parx

DRF | 3 days ago
After a month’s journey to Dubai in search of riches, Imperial Hint is back in his Parx stall, and if not wealthier, at least he has his health. Read More...

Avast Matey has options with wide draw in sprint

DRF | 3 days ago
Avast Matey finally gets off the fence Friday for the featured seventh race at Gulfstream Park. He will start in post seven for the optional $16,000 claiming sprint that carries first-level allowance conditions after breaking from the rail in each of his last two starts. Read More...

As Belmont opens, look for a lot more turf racing

DRF | 3 days ago
A change of scenery, a change in corporate structure at the New York Racing Association, and a change in the quality of racing are all in the offing as Belmont Park begins its 54-day spring/summer meet Friday. The switch to Belmont signifies more turf racing as the mammoth facility has two turf courses on which to race. Read More...

Meadowlands: Friday 4/28 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 4/28 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Mohawk: Friday 4/28 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Friday 4/28 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 4/28 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 4/28 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Derby, Oaks Notes From Churchill Downs, April 26

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
For the first time in nearly a month, trainer Todd Pletcher had all of his Kentucky Derby hopefuls in one shedrow. Read More...

Saez to Ride J Boys Echo in Kentucky Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Luis Saez has been named to ride Gotham Stakes (G3) winner J Boys Echo in the May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), the colt's connections confirmed April 26. Read More...

N.Y. Change Allows Horsemen to Negotiate Workers’ Comp

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A new state budget in Albany for the first time gives the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund authority to negotiate directly with insurance companies for not just traditionally covered workers. Read More...

High-Profile Owners Team Up to Buy Expensive Colt

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A group of four high-profile owners banded together April 26 to purchase a well-bred son of Medaglia d'Oro for $850,000 to become the new sale-topper at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale. Read More...

Santa Anita officials, horsemen to discuss entry issues

DRF | 3 days ago
The cancellation of racing at Santa Anita on Thursday because of insufficient entries is likely to lead to meetings between track and racing officials in coming weeks in an effort to avoid a similar circumstance through the end of the spring-summer meeting on July 4. Read More...

Ballagh Rocks, Kasaqui work bullets for Woodford Reserve Turf Classic

DRF | 3 days ago
Two horses that could join the lineup for the Grade 1, $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic in the race preceding the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs turned in bullet workouts Tuesday morning, with Ballagh Rocks breezing five furlongs in 1:00.60 around the cones on the Churchill turf and Kasaqui working the same distance in 59.80 seconds on dirt at Keeneland. Read More...

Harness: Elite group of older pacing mares to battle in 2017

DRF | 3 days ago
Mention this year’s group of older female pacers to Mark Harder and the longtime trainer can only shake his head in amazement. The division is led by returning Dan Patch Award winner Lady Shadow and bolstered by the arrival of a gifted class of 4-year-olds that includes two-time Dan Patch Award recipient Pure Country and numerous stakes champions, such as Harder’s Blue Moon Stride. Read More...

Syndergaard clear favorite among seven for William Walker Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Syndergaard will be an overwhelming favorite in the $100,000 William Walker Stakes when Churchill Downs opens its 39-day spring meet Saturday with an 11-race Downs After Dark card that starts at 6 p.m. Eastern. Read More...

Farrell looks super heading into Kentucky Oaks

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Wayne Catalano tends to know only what he needs to know. Foremost among that knowledge is that Farrell is thriving as the 143rd Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs nears. All else is superfluous. Read More...

Yonkers: Horses to watch from Apr. 21 – Apr. 25

DRF | 3 days ago
Horses to watch from Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Mohawk: Horses to watch from Apr. 20 – Apr. 24

DRF | 3 days ago
Horses to watch from Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from Apr. 22 – Apr. 25

DRF | 3 days ago
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

Familiar foes Beach View, Liam the Charmer prep for stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
The 4-year-old colts Beach View and Liam the Charmer meet for the second time this year in a second-level optional $62,500 claimer at 1 1/4 miles on turf at Santa Anita on Friday. This may not be their last encounter of the spring or summer. Read More...

Q/A with TimeformUS’s Craig Milkowski on Early and Late Pace Ratings

DRF | 3 days ago
Today's edition contains for the first time the inclusion of TimeformUS Early and Late Ratings in DRF past performances. Peter Thomas Fornatale spoke with Craig Milkowski, the figure-maker for TimeformUS, about how to best use the ratings. Read More...

Filly’s Price Tag is Right for the Prices

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Andro and Tracey Price had the biggest score to date for their pinhooking operation when a Munnings filly bought for $67,000 was sold for $425,000 during the April 26 of the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring sale. Read More...

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DRF | 3 days ago
Dark Nile, the winner of last year's Delaware Oaks, will make her first start since August in the $100,000 Foxy J. G. Stakes at Parx Racing on Saturday. Read More...

Weekend Hideaway tepid favorite in wide-open Affirmed Success

DRF | 3 days ago
If all the stakes races this summer shape up as competitive as the $100,000 Affirmed Success on Friday's opening-day card at Belmont Park, it will be one heck of a meet. The Affirmed Success, restricted to New York-bred sprinters, drew a field of 13. Read More...

Girvin wearing Z-bar shoes; final Derby work delayed to Saturday

DRF | 3 days ago
So just what is up with Girvin? Video of the horse taken earlier this week at Keeneland clearly shows Girvin with Z-bar shoes on both front hooves. Z-bar shoes are used on horses for any number of hoof issues, ranging from a problem with the sole, the frog, to an abscess, to a quarter crack. Read More...

Distorted Humor Filly Brings $575,000 at OBS

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A well-bred daughter of Distorted Humor sold for $575,000 to become the first 2-year-old of the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring sale to pass the half-million dollar mark early April 26. Read More...

Alert Bay, G. G. Ryder expected for San Francisco Mile

DRF | 3 days ago
Golden Gate Fields hosts its biggest weekend of the year Saturday and Sunday when it runs a trio of turf stakes – the Grade 3, $100,000 San Francisco Mile on Saturday and a pair of $100,000 races Sunday, the Campanile for 3-year-old fillies and the Silky Sullivan for 3-year-olds. Read More...