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Meadowlands Cancels Friday card

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Meadowlands Racetrack has cancelled its six-race Thoroughbred program for Friday, Oct. 24. Heavy rains have plagued coastal New Jersey and New England the last couple days forcing the cancelation of the all-turf card. Read More...

Yonkers: Burke plays the role of underdog in major stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
With nearly $23 million in horse earnings this year, it seems rare that trainer Ron Burke doesn’t have one of the favorites in a major stakes race. On Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway, Burke will play the role of underdog in each of the three marquee stakes on the card. Read More...

Lankan Rupee Shows Sustained Burst Of Speed

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 7:52 AM ET 7th at MOV (MOONEE VALLEY)G1 Manikato S. (A$1m)     Winner: Lankan Rupee (Aus) by Redoute's Choice (Aus) Lankan Rupee (Aus) Survives Protes... Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 10/25 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
<p><strong>Race 5 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool</strong></p> <p><strong>MEET STATS: 311 - 913 / $1613.70&nbsp; BEST BETS: 54 - 75 / $175.70</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&l... Read More...

Balmoral: Saturday 10/25 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
<p><strong>Race 10 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool</strong></p> <p><strong>Best Bet (42 - 83 / $164.70): </strong>TIME OUTA JAIL (2nd)</p> <p><strong>Spot Play: </strong>ALWAYS THE S... Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 10/25 analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
<p><strong>Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool</strong></p> <p><strong>Best Bet: </strong>JK SHE&rsquo;SALADY (9th)</p> <p><strong>Spot Play: </strong>REGAL SON (1st)</p&gt... Read More...

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, October 25th by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore

DRF | 2 days ago
BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, October 25th by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore. Read More...

Distorted Humor Tops WinStar Stallion Fees

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
WinStar Farm announced 2015 stud fees for most of its 22-stallion roster, which is headed again by leading sire Distorted Humor at $100,000 stands and nurses, and includes a new fee for leading freshman sire Super Saver. Read More...

Zia Park Hosts New Mexico Classic Cup Series

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A full field of 12 is set to go in the $180,000 Rocky Gulch New Mexico Classic Cup Championship, which headlines a rich 12-race card for New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses Oct. 26 at Zia Park. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014 8:46 PM ET Fawkner (Aus) (Reset {Aus}) headlines a field of 14 in Saturday's A$3-million G1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley.... Read More...

Bel’s Starlet, 27, Dies at Our Mims

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Bel's Starlet, a multiple stakes winner who finished third in the 1993 Gamely Handicap (gr. IT), died Oct. 23 at the age of 27 at Our Mims Retirement Haven near Paris, Ky., where she had lived since 2007. Read More...

Pletcher Pair Heads Turn Back the Alarm

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Todd Pletcher appears to hold a strong hand in the $200,000 Turn Back the Alarm Handicap (gr. III) at Belmont Park Oct. 26 with the duo of Teen Pauline and Dame Dorothy, who are both riding three-racing winning streaks. Read More...

Pletcher Pair Heads Turnback the Alarm

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Todd Pletcher appears to hold a strong hand in the $200,000 Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr. III) at Belmont Park Oct. 26 with the duo of Teen Pauline and Dame Dorothy, who are both riding three-racing winning streaks. Read More...

Churchill Downs Fall Meet Begins Oct. 26

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Cooler temperatures and the leaves changing colors signify the return of live horse racing to the Louisville area as Churchill Downs, the historic home of the Kentucky Derby, opens for its 125th fall meet Sunday, Oct. 26. Read More...

Texas Sire Scrimshaw Relocates to Keen Farms

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Graded stakes winner and graded stakes sire Scrimshaw has been relocated to Dallas and Donna Keen's Keen Farms near Burleson, Texas, for the 2015 breeding season. Read More...

Tommy Town to Stand GI Winner Boisterous

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, in partnership with Gary Barber, will stand new stallion Boisterous for the 2015 breeding season at Tom and Debi Stull's farm near Santa Ynez, Calif. Read More...

Boisterous, Unusual Heatwave to stand at Tommy Town

DRF | 2 days ago
The stakes winners Boisterous and Unusual Heatwave will begin stallion careers at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez, Calif., in 2015, farm manager Mike Allen said on Thursday. Read More...

Will Take Charge to Stand for $30,000

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Three Chimneys Farm announced champion Will Take Charge will stand for a $30,000 fee during his inaugural season at the Versailles, Ky., farm in 2015. Read More...

Ashford Execs Testify in Love Me Only Trial

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Executives of Coolmore Stud and its U.S. entity Ashford Stud were on the witness stand Oct. 23 during the fourth day of a trial over the disputed sale of the broodmare Love Me Only in 2011. Read More...

Hall of Fame Jockey Gary Stevens to Ride in Breeders’ Cup

Michael Compton | 2 days ago
Hall of Fame jockey and 10-time Breeders’ Cup winner Gary Stevens will be riding the Breeders’ Cup World Championships exactly 14 weeks to the day after undergoing total knee replacement surgery on July 25. Stevens will be aboard Sivoliere in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Friday, Oct. 31. He will be reuniting with […](Read more...) Read More...

Will Take Charge tops Three Chimneys fees for 2015

DRF | 2 days ago
Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky. has released the its advertised stud fees for the upcoming 2015 breeding season. Read More...

WinStar Farm releases 2015 stud fees

DRF | 2 days ago
WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky., has released the advertised fees for its 22-horse stallion roster for the 2015 breeding season. Read More...

Stevens Says He’ll Ride in Breeders’ Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, a 10-time Breeders Cup winner, will be riding in this year's event at Santa Anita Park, exactly 14 weeks to the day after undergoing total knee replacement surgery July 25. Read More...

Two Grade 1 winners in same trial for Texas Classic Futurity

DRF | 2 days ago
Lone Star Park will put on a dozen trials for the $1 million Texas Classic Futurity for Quarter Horses on Saturday night, but the focus will be on one race. Lovethewayyoulie and Rattle N Battle are the most accomplished runners on the card as Grade 1 winners, and both drew into trial No. 10. Read More...

Ocala Stud releases 2015 stud fees

DRF | 2 days ago
J. Michael O’Farrell’s Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla. has released the advertised fees for its 2015 stallion roster, led by newcomer Uncaptured. Read More...

FTBOA Names New Executive Committee, Board

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
George Russell has been re-elected president of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, which announced its new executive committee and board members for 2015 on Oct. 23. Read More...

Laurie’s Rocket to enter stud in Arkansas

DRF | 2 days ago
Laurie’s Rocket, whose two career stakes win came in Arkansas, will be returning to the state to launch his stallion career in 2015. The horse will stand at McDowell Farm in Sparkman, Ark., and his fee has been set at $1,000 live foal, said farm manager Bill McDowell. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: Rain-soaked turf course

DRF | 2 days ago
We’re down to 30 races remaining at the fall meet, with 10-race cards on tap Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Read More...

Super Saver Filly Shines at Belmont

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014 3:40 PM ET 6th at BEL (Belmont Park)Msw (S) ($60k)     Winner: My Super Nova by Super Saver My Super Nova (f, 2, Super Saver) outlasts first-timer S... Read More...

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission sticking with lab

DRF | 2 days ago
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission does not plan any immediate action to sever its ties with its drug-testing laboratory in the wake of a meeting with the lab’s top management Wednesday, the commission’s executive director said Thursday. Read More...

Longines Named Official Breeders’ Cup Partner

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Famous Swiss watchmaker Longines has become an official partner of the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships, which take place Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park, it was announced Oct. 23. Read More...

Indiana Commission Says Vet’s ‘Ethical Compass Is Broken,’ Urges 20-Year Ban

Saying he is a veterinarian “whose ethical compass is broken” and who “embodies the worst stereotypes of a racetrack practitioner, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission has filed an administrative... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Handle drops at Delaware Park

DRF | 2 days ago
Average daily handle at the Delaware Park meeting, which concluded Wednesday, was down 9.6 percent from 2013. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup ‘The Works’ Returns to TVG

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Horse racing network TVG begins its week-long Breeders' Cup programming Saturday, Oct. 25, with the return of "The Works--Breeders' Cup 2014." Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Da Silva serving suspension

DRF | 2 days ago
Jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva has dropped an appeal and will serve a three-day suspension Friday through Sunday. Read More...

Michigan horseman Uelmen dies at 66

DRF | 2 days ago
Larry Uelmen, a Michigan-based trainer, breeder, and jockey’s agent, died Oct. 19. He was 66. Read More...

Bernardini Filly Prevails at Keeneland

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014 3:01 PM ET 4th at KEE (Keeneland)Msw ($56k)     Winner: Gap Year by Bernardini Godolphin's Gap Year (f, 2, Bernardini) gives her backers some anxiou... Read More...

King: Preliminary thoughts on Breeders’ Cup races

DRF | 2 days ago
Although post positions, defections from races, and other factors could still alter my thinking between now and next weekend, here are some early observations and leanings about the Breeders' Cup. Read More...

Mott’s BC Fillies are Close to His Heart

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Although the Hall of Fame trainer is closely associated with the legendary Cigar, he has always had that 'je ne sais quoi' with the fillies, including Breeders' Cup contenders Emollient and Close Hatches. Read More...

Bella Castani returns from long layoff in Saturday turf route

DRF | 2 days ago
There isn’t a stakes on the Saturday card at Laurel Park, but there are several interesting overnight races with large fields. Read More...

Handle Down at Challenged Delaware Park Meet

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Delaware Park officials reported a decline in pari-mutuel handle for the 2014 racing season that ended Oct. 22 but said they will continue to explore ways to strengthen the product in a gambling-congested Mid-Atlantic region. Read More...

Tough Customer will skip Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

DRF | 2 days ago
Tough Customer, who was first on the also-eligible/preference list to get into the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, will pass the race even if he gets in, trainer Wayne Catalano confirmed Thursday morning. Read More...

Better Lucky rerouted to Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint

DRF | 2 days ago
The connections of Better Lucky were hoping to run their Grade 1-winning filly against males the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile. But when relegated to seven-deep in the Mile, a race that drew 29 pre-entrants, Better Lucky will be re-routed to the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, for which she was also pre-entered. Read More...

Big Big Easy, Control Stake top field of juveniles for Jean Lafitte

DRF | 2 days ago
Last year, the Jean Lafitte proved to be the key prep for the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot as winner Rise Up returned a month later to take the meet’s richest race. Saturday night’s $200,000 Jean Lafitte drew eight horses aspiring to pull the same double, including Churchill Downs allowance winner Big Big Easy and promising maiden winner Control Stake from the barn of Rise Up’s trainer, Tom Amoss. 
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Chelsey Flower sensible spot for Miss Chatelaine

DRF | 2 days ago
Patience certainly served trainer Christophe Clement well as it pertained to Tonalist, a multiple Grade 1 winner who is one of the main contenders for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. Clement hopes that patience pays off down the road with Miss Chatelaine, who makes the second start of her career in Sunday’s $100,000 Chelsea Flower Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Belmont Park. Read More...

Ambitious plans for Effinex

DRF | 2 days ago
Effinex, the winner of the Empire Classic Handicap for New York-breds last Saturday, could be headed to a graded stakes for his next start, according to Russell Cohen, who manages her mother’s Tri-Bone Stable. Read More...

Canterbury Requests 70 Racing Dates for 2015

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Canterbury Park Oct. submitted a request to the Minnesota Racing Commission for a 70-day live racing season in 2015 Oct. 23, up two days from this year. If approved, the meet would be the longest since 1992. Read More...

Imperative solid in Breeders’ Cup Classic workout

DRF | 2 days ago
It was another perfect morning Thursday for training at Santa Anita, but the action was limited when it came to Breeders’ Cup workers. Only Classic contender Imperative and stablemate Mr. Sexy (on the outside looking in for the Sprint and Turf Sprint) breezed over a racetrack that seems to have been on the dull side over the last several days. Both are trained by George Papaprodromou, and they worked together. Read More...

River Rocks looks tough to beat in Bold Ruler

DRF | 2 days ago
Though he lost, River Rocks confirmed himself as a legitimate graded stakes horse in last month’s Grade 2 Kelso Handicap here. On Saturday, he’ll get a chance to validate that statement when he heads a seven-horse field entered in the Grade 3, $200,000 Bold Ruler Handicap at Belmont Park. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Hagyard Fayette S.

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Hagyard Fayette Stakes at Keeneland. The duo discuss early speed versus tactical speed and examine Departing, Code West, Pick of the Litter, and Long River. Read More...