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Mohawk: Friday 5/22 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Friday 5/22 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 5/22 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 5/22 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Majestic Harbor leads cast for Louisville Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Majestic Harbor achieved the rare feat of winning back-to-back off-the-turf allowances within the same month, doing so as the lone main-track-only designee in short fields at Keeneland on April 4 and at Churchill Downs on opening night, April 25. Read More...

Boyce named sales director at Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana

DRF | 3 days ago
Tim Boyce has been named sales director of the Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana, the subsidiary of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association announced. Boyce joins the organization after serving as the Fasig-Tipton Texas sales director for 19 years. Fasig-Tipton recently closed its operation in Texas. Read More...

Carve primed and ready for Lone Star Park Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Carve is thriving coming into Monday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Lone Star Park Handicap, trainer Brad Cox said. The horse invading from Churchill Downs will enter the meet’s most prestigious event off a runner-up finish to Race Day in last month’s Grade 2, $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap. Read More...

Stakes horses using allowance as springboard

DRF | 3 days ago
Stakes winners Notacatbutallama and Reload return from layoffs of varying degrees as they try to jumpstart their careers in a $90,000 fourth-level allowance race scheduled for a mile on the turf Friday at Belmont Park. Read More...

Mohawk: Horses to watch from May 14 – May 16

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

All American Futurity attracts record 311 entrants

DRF | 3 days ago
There will be no shortage of 2-year-old Quarter Horses chasing the enhanced purse of the $3 million All American Futurity this meet at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico as trials for the track’s first major race for the division drew a record 311 entrants. Read More...

Arapahoe rolls out purse incentive to boost field size

DRF | 3 days ago
Arapahoe Park in Aurora, Colo., opens its meet on Friday with a new purse policy designed to fuel field size, improvements to the facility, and a strategic move for one of its richest races. The 39-date season featuring Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses runs through Aug. 16. Read More...

New notation for voided claims in PPs

DRF | 3 days ago
Daily Racing Form has added a new notation to its past-performance lines indicating when a claim for a horse was voided, a more frequent occurrence over the past several years due to new rules in some jurisdictions. Read More...

New notation for voided claims in PPs

DRF | 3 days ago
Daily Racing Form has added a new notation to its past-performance lines indicating when a claim for a horse was voided, a more frequent occurrence over the past several years due to new rules in some jurisdictions. Read More...

Spring Fever return spot for Harlington’s Rose

DRF | 3 days ago
From September to March, Harlington’s Rose ran eight times and won the first two stakes of her career, including the Grade 3 Las Flores Stakes on March 8. The active campaign led to a brief vacation that ends in Saturday’s $150,000 Spring Fever Stakes Read More...

Spring Fever return spot for Harlington’s Rose

DRF | 3 days ago
From September to March, Harlington’s Rose ran eight times and won the first two stakes of her career, including the Grade 3 Las Flores Stakes on March 8. The active campaign led to a brief vacation that ends in Saturday’s $150,000 Spring Fever Stakes Read More...

Firing Line resting up for summer goals

DRF | 3 days ago
Firing Line, second in the Kentucky Derby on May 2 and seventh when eased in the Preakness Stakes last Saturday, will not race again until at least July, trainer Simon Callaghan said. Read More...

Mubtaahij putting in work ahead of Belmont

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Dallas Stewart sent out yet another longshot to blow up the gimmicks in a Triple Crown event when Tale of Verve closed steadily to be second at 28-1 in the 140th Preakness on Saturday at Pimlico. Read More...

Hovdey: Most played an encore after the Triple Crown

DRF | 3 days ago
Should American Pharoah become a Triple Crown winner by taking the Belmont Stakes on June 6, there will be tremendous pressure on owner Ahmed Zayat to pull the racing plug and protect his valuable asset. Zayat has said the colt will continue to race this season, which is good news. If he goes forth as the 12th Triple Crown winner, here is how he would compare to the other 11 after their place in history was secure. Read More...

Goldfeder: What Was I Thinking – Playing within my preparation

DRF | 3 days ago
After the Derby Day debacle, I got back to work the next day. The major reason for my losses on that day was my incomplete preparation, so I decided to focus on my personal odds line. Read More...

Vanderbilt, Whitney gain entry to Hall of Fame as Pillars of the Turf

DRF | 3 days ago
Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt and John Hay Whitney, two owner-breeders whose impact on racing stretched into the sport’s corporate suites, will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame as the two latest “Pillars of the Turf” inductees, the Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday. Read More...

Home Journey speed threat in Mizdirection

DRF | 3 days ago
A 4-year-old filly with five wins, Home Journey will be favored to win Friday’s $75,000 Mizdirection Stakes for fillies and mares at about 6 1/2 furlongs on the hillside turf course. Read More...

Diversy Harbor euthanized

DRF | 3 days ago
Diversy Harbor was euthanized on Tuesday after suffering complications of a sesamoid injury sustained in the Santa Barbara Handicap. Read More...

Devereux boasts a strong hand for Evangeline Turf Sprint card

DRF | 3 days ago
If next Saturday’s Evangeline Downs Turf Sprint Day were a high-stakes poker game, it might be said trainer Pat Devereux is holding top pair. It is a hand Devereux says he could raise with. Read More...

Stewart king of the Triple Crown back-wheel

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Dallas Stewart sent out yet another longshot to blow up the gimmicks in a Triple Crown event when Tale of Verve closed steadily to be second at 28-1 in the 140th Preakness on Saturday at Pimlico. Read More...

Baffert wins Preakness weekend trainers’ bonus

DRF | 3 days ago
Bob Baffert won the trainers’ participation bonus at Pimlico last weekend, according to stakes coordinator Coley Blind. Read More...

Vanderbilt, Whitney Elected to Hall of Fame

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Esteemed sportsmen Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt and John Hay Whitney have been elected to the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame as Pillars of the Turf. Read More...

Palm Meadows to remain open during summer

DRF | 3 days ago
The Palm Meadows training center will be kept open throughout the summer for the first time since the facility opened in 2002. One horseman already happy to have availed himself of the opportunity to stable at the Boynton Beach location this summer is Carlo Vaccarezza, who sent out a pair of winners from Palm Meadows over the weekend at Gulfstream Park, including Little Michelle in Saturday’s Gracie Handicap. Read More...

Indian Brava looms large in Chariot Chaser Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
The first horse Mercedes Sables ran at Northlands Park, Rock and Glory, completely dominated her opponents in the $53,700 Wild Rose Handicap for fillies and mares last Saturday. Expect a similar performance from Indian Brava when she runs in the $50,000 Chariot Chaser on Friday night. The six-furlong sprint for 3-year-old fillies attracted eight horses, but Indian Brava appears to be in a class by herself. Read More...

NTRA urges horseplayers to comment on tax proposal

DRF | 3 days ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is coordinating with account-wagering companies and racing organizations with large mailing lists to drum up support for proposed changes to tax laws affecting withholding on pari-mutuel winnings, NTRA officials said Wednesday. Read More...

Motion will soon celebrate birthday, 2,000th win

DRF | 3 days ago
Graham Motion is inching closer to both his 51st birthday and career win No. 2,000. The birthday, which is Friday, will likely spark the first celebration, but the second shouldn’t be far behind. Read More...

Jerardi: Why assigning a Beyer figure for Preakness was so difficult

DRF | 3 days ago
The Preakness monsoon cleared out the Pimlico infield, spread out the field by 48 lengths from front to back, and played mind games with figure makers, including those of us at Beyer Central. “Making figures is sometimes a science and sometimes an art,” Andrew Beyer said. “This time, it was intelligent guesswork at best.” Read More...

Midnight Aria starts season in salty sprint

DRF | 3 days ago
Midnight Aria, the 2013 Queen’s Plate winner, returns from a five-month layoff in the featured seventh race at Woodbine, a third-level optional claimer at seven furlongs. Read More...

Dynamic Impact will try to shake off rust in sprint feature

DRF | 3 days ago
The best horse in the Friday feature at Churchill Downs might well be Dynamic Impact. But that doesn’t mean he will win.Making his first start since finishing seventh in the 2014 Preakness, Dynamic Impact will face seven other older horses in the seventh of nine Friday races. Read More...

Positive ROI report: Nevin successful switching from sprint to route

DRF | 3 days ago
Tapit’s World (#6, ML 3-1) takes on six in Wednesday’s eighth race at Delaware Park, the 1 1/16-mile Winter Melody Stakes. Since Jan. 1, 2014, trainer Michelle Nevin is winning at a 33 percent clip when saddling a horse switching from a sprint to a route, for a return on investment of $3.59. Read More...

Welch wins Avelino Gomez Memorial Award

DRF | 3 days ago
Jockey Quincy Welch has been named the 2015 recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award. Read More...

Key Race report: Sugar Devil returns in allowance

DRF | 3 days ago
Sugar Devil (#7, ML 6-5) makes her return in Wednesday’s fourth race at Indiana Grand, a six-furlong allowance. It will be her first start since a first-place finish by 4 1/4 lengths in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race April 29 at Indiana Grand. The third- and fourth-place finishers from that race came back to win their next starts. Read More...

Dual Classic Winner American Pharaoh to Stand at Ashford Upon Retirement

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:20 AM ET Dual Classic winner American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) will stand at Ashford Stud upon retirement. Read More...

American Pharoah to Stand at Ashford Stud

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Owner Ahmed Zayat said May 20 that American Pharoah, who is going for the Triple Crown in the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), will stand at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., upon retirement. Read More...

Zayat sells breeding rights to American Pharoah

DRF | 3 days ago
Owner Ahmed Zayat said Tuesday night that he has reached an agreement to sell the future breeding rights to dual classic winner American Pharoah to an undisclosed farm. Read More...

Zayat Sells Stud Rights to American Pharoah

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The breeding rights to dual classic winner American Pharoah have been sold to an undisclosed stud farm, ESPN.com reported May 19. Read More...

Graded II Winner Diversy Harbor Dies

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Glen Hill Farm's grade II winner Diversy Harbor has died from an injury sustained in the April 18 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIIT), Glen Hill president Craig Bernick said May 19 via Twitter. Read More...

Grade II Winner Diversy Harbor Dies

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Glen Hill Farm's grade II winner Diversy Harbor has died from an injury sustained in the April 18 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIIT), Glen Hill president Craig Bernick said May 19 via Twitter. Read More...

70 to Get Race For Education Scholarships

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Race For Education's board at its May meeting approved more than $300,000 in scholarship awards this year for 70 students, the organization announced May 19. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 7:46 PM ET The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale concluded with record average and median Tuesday in... Read More...

F-T Midlantic Sale Ends With Record Average

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A day after a Smart Strike filly sold for a Maryland public auction record $1.25 million, the marketplace remained competitive for the second and final session of Fasig-Tipton's Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale May 19. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic: Sale posts historic returns

DRF | 4 days ago
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale finished as the strongest renewal in the auction’s history on Tuesday, highlighted by the highest-priced offering in the Maryland auction house’s history. Read More...

Illinois Financial Crisis Impacting Racing

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Illinois Racing Board on Tuesday, May 19 approved summertime racing at two state fairs and one county fair amid uncertainty about funding from the cash-strapped state and a wrangle about advance deposit wagering. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 5/21 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Thursday 5/21 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Harrah’s Philly: Modern Legend looks to overcome bad post

DRF | 4 days ago
Modern Legend – the only horse Drew owns – races in Sunday’s inaugural $150,000 Jerry Taylor Invitational for older pacers at Harrah’s Philadelphia, where he will face a group that includes Levy Pacing Series champion Domethatagain and millionaires Clear Vision and Dancin Yankee. Modern Legend and driver James MacDonald will start from post eight. Read More...

Mohawk: Thursday 5/21 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 5/21 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Texas Red Back to Work at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Texas Red posted his first timed workout since mid-March, drilling an easy three furlongs May 19 at Santa Anita Park as he begins training toward a comeback from a foot issue. Read More...