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Global Sprint Challenge Suspended for 2018

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Global Sprint Challenge is suspended for 2018 because of recently imposed restrictions on horse movement between Australia, where the series was to start with the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (G1) Feb. 17, and Hong Kong, its end point. Read More...

New York Considers Claiming Rule, Medication Changes

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
State regulators in New York are proposing new regulations permitting ownership transfers in a claiming race to be voided if a Thoroughbred horse is discovered to be lame after a race. Read More...

Lages Named Chief State Steward in Delaware

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Chairman W. Duncan Patterson announced Jan. 18 that the promotion of James Lages to the position of chief state steward. Read More...

Darby Dan Promotes Houlihan to Director of Sales

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Darby Dan Farm has named Hunter Houlihan as its new Director of Sales following a successful Keeneland January sale that included the Day 1 session-topper for Darby Dan Sales. Read More...

Our Way can hit reset in Sunshine Millions Turf

DRF | 3 days ago
Our Way returns Saturday in the 16th running of the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Turf with a series of workouts designed to get 2018 off to another successful start, only this time with greater production on the back end. Read More...

Hovdey: Arrogate preparing for new challenge

DRF | 3 days ago
Arrogate set high standards as a racehorse and he figures to be an ace in the breeding shed as well. Read More...

World Championship of Handicapping kicks off in two weeks

DRF | 3 days ago
There are just over two weeks until the inaugural World Championship of Handicapping, Daily Racing Form's online tournament. Read More...

Hastings opens April 21 with change to B.C. Cup Day

DRF | 3 days ago
The 2018 stakes schedule at Hastings has six fewer stakes than last year and there is a major change to B. C. Cup Day, one of the highlights of the year. Read More...

Hastings opens April 21 with change to B.C. Cup Day

DRF | 3 days ago
The 2018 stakes schedule at Hastings has six fewer stakes than last year and there is a major change to B. C. Cup Day, one of the highlights of the year. Read More...

Raised a Secret to stand in Oregon for $1,000

DRF | 3 days ago
Raised a Secret, a Grade 3-placed stakes winner, will begin his stallion career at Oakhurst Equine Veterinary Services in Newburg, Ore., during the 2018 breeding season for an advertised fee of $1,000. Read More...

Raised a Secret to stand in Oregon for $1,000

DRF | 3 days ago
Raised a Secret, a Grade 3-placed stakes winner, will begin his stallion career at Oakhurst Equine Veterinary Services in Newburg, Ore., during the 2018 breeding season for an advertised fee of $1,000. Read More...

What’s Going on Here: Party On

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend offers us the opportunity to extend birthday wishes to a pair of pioneers and congratulations to a pair of new trailblazers in the Thoroughbred industry. Read More...

Northeast/Mid-Adlantic Regional: Best Foot Forward

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Growing up on the outskirts of Atlanta, Shawn Mullis learned horseshoeing from his father, “one of those old-school cowboy guys,” according to his son. “He was a 1960s model.” Read More...

Chief Cicatriz prepping in Hank Mills Sr. Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Chief Cicatriz will be cranking up for a defense of his Phoenix Gold Cup crown at Turf Paradise when he heads the field for the $30,000 Hanks Mills Sr. Stakes on Saturday. The 5 1/2-furlong dirt race drew a field of eight and goes as race 6 on an eight-race program. The card also features the $25,000 Sun Devil Sprint (race 4) and the $25,000 Startac (race 5). Read More...

Intimidate back home for California Derby

DRF | 3 days ago
Despite a loss at Golden Gate Fields two starts back, trainer Bob Hess Sr. is confident that Intimidate can get back to his winning ways at the track in Saturday's $100,000 California Derby. Read More...

Beau Recall Headed to the Hillside for Las Cienegas

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Beau Recall has been racing in two-turn races since she arrived in the U.S. last year, but will try sprinting in her 4-year-old debut Jan. 20. Read More...

Seeing the Glass Half Full at the Thoroughbred Classic

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The team behind the Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show would love to see their 2018 edition of their annual Holiday Classic event go off without a hitch. Read More...

Barretts January Sale Topped by 2-Year-Olds

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Adrian Gonzalez's Checkmate Thoroughbreds sold three of the four highest-priced horses at the Barretts mixed sale Jan. 17 in Pomona, Calif. All were 2-year-olds and went to three different buyers. Read More...

Jessies First Down repeats as World Champion Racing Quarter Horse

DRF | 4 days ago
Jessies First Down was honored as the 2017 World Champion Racing Quarter Horse for the second consecutive year in a ceremony at the Heritage Place sale company in Oklahoma City on Wednesday evening. Read More...

Jessies First Down repeats as World Champion Racing Quarter Horse

DRF | 4 days ago
Jessies First Down was honored as the 2017 World Champion Racing Quarter Horse for the second consecutive year in a ceremony at the Heritage Place sale company in Oklahoma City on Wednesday evening. Read More...

Oaklawn, Fair Grounds Cancel Jan. 18 Cards

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Oaklawn Park management has canceled the nine-race card scheduled for Jan. 18 due to frigid temperatures. Fair Grounds also canceled its Thursday card due to harsh winter weather. Read More...

Owner/Breeder Josephine Gleis Dies at Age 105

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Owner and breeder Josephine Gleis died Jan. 14 at the age of 105 surrounded by her family at her home in Newport Beach, Calif., according to her grandson, Rick Hausman. Read More...

Mr. Jordan Has Class Edge in Sunshine Millions Classic

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Trainer Eddie Plesa is counting on Mr. Jordan's class to pull him through a scenario that is on the outer limits of his wheelhouse when he starts the 6-year-old in the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes going 1 1/8 miles Jan. 20. Read More...

Meadowlands: Friday 1/19 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 1/19 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 1/19 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Friday 1/19 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 1/19 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 1/19 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Reynaldothewizard Takes Another Shot at Dubawi Stakes

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Local legend Reynaldothewizard takes center stage in the Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting at Meydan Racecourse Jan. 18. He faces six rivals in an attempt to win the upgraded Dubawi Stakes Sponsored by Borealis (G3) for a fifth time. Read More...

Awesome Banner, Favorite Tale Meet Up in Fire Plug

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Multiple graded stakes-winning homebreds Awesome Banner and millionaire Favorite Tale will have their 10 rivals surrounded when they load in the gate for the $100,000 Fire Plug Stakes Jan. 20 at Laurel Park. Read More...

Grade 1 Winner It Tiz Well Retired From Racing

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Grade 1 winner It Tiz Well has been retired from racing following a training injury she sustained Dec. 30 and will be bred to Tapit this season, Tommy Town Thoroughbreds farm manager Mike Allen said Jan. 17. Read More...

Fair Grounds cancels Thursday card

DRF | 4 days ago
Fair Grounds Race Course on Wednesday cancelled the racing program on Thursday, Jan. 18 owing to wintry weather in the area. Read More...

Sassy Sienna possible for Martha Washington, Honeybee

DRF | 4 days ago
Sassy Sienna turned in an impressive performance on the Smarty Jones card Monday, when the 3-year-old filly drew off by 9 1/2 lengths in an optional $62,500 claiming race at a mile. The race came one start after the stakes-placed runner finished fifth in the $100,000 Trapeze at Remington. Read More...

Mourinho, Combatant could get rematch in Southwest Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Mourinho emerged from his win in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes on Monday at Oaklawn in good order, and he will be considered for the Grade 3, $500,000 Southwest here Feb. 19, trainer Bob Baffert said Wednesday. Read More...

Aqueduct fall handle up 7.6 percent

DRF | 4 days ago
The grass indeed proved greener for the New York Racing Association as the 2017 Aqueduct fall meet – the first in four decades with two turf courses – showed gains in all-sources handle compared with 2016. Read More...

NYRA in no rush to begin nighttime racing

DRF | 4 days ago
Though the New York Racing Association this spring could receive state approval to conduct nighttime racing at Belmont Park, it is unlikely that such a card would take place until 2019 at the earliest. Read More...

Pennsylvania judge stays suspensions of owners, trainers

DRF | 4 days ago
A Pennsylvania judge has stayed the suspensions of a handful of trainers and owners who were ruled off last year after they failed to comply with broad subpoenas issued by the state racing commission. Read More...

Hovdey: Former apprentice gets back riding bug

DRF | 4 days ago
Kyle Frey shook up the laid-back holiday crowd at Santa Anita last Monday with his work aboard the $25,000 claimer Trickonomics, a 4-year-old gelding of modest accomplishments who lit the board with a $79 mutuel in his first collaboration with Frey. Read More...

Oaklawn Cancels Jan. 18 Racing

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Oaklawn Park management has canceled the nine-race card scheduled for Jan. 18 due to frigid temperatures. Read More...

Fear the Cowboy Confirmed for Pegasus World Cup

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Well-traveled Fear the Cowboy, a three-time stakes winner at Gulfstream Park, has been confirmed as the 11th starter in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) to be run Jan. 27. Read More...

Sam Houston opens with stakes soon to follow

DRF | 4 days ago
Sam Houston Race Park opens Friday night with the track's biggest program of the season on the immediate horizon. Read More...

Fear the Cowboy takes slot in Pegasus World Cup

DRF | 4 days ago
Fear the Cowboy, a 6-year-old horse who won two Grade 3 stakes races at Gulfstream Park last year, is being pointed to the Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup as a starter in the slot co-owned by Gulfstream owner Frank Stronach, the track announced on Wednesday. Read More...