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Hong Kong selections for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

DRF | 4 days ago
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Equine Herpesvirus Reported at KY Training Track

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has placed a barn at the HighPointe Training Center under quarantine after three horses have tested positive for types of equine herpesvirus (EHV-I) in recent days. Read More...

Springmeier looks to end streak of seconds in Sunday sprint feature

DRF | 4 days ago
In his last three starts, Springmeier has finished second to the stakes winners Mr. Baker, El Deal, and Yourdreamsormine in sprints in south Florida. Trainer John Vinson is hoping that a return to Tampa Bay Downs, where the horse won his only start, can help Springmeier kick off his 5-year-old season on a winning note. Read More...

Friday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Turnback in distance should allow Mr. Buff to show his strength

DRF | 4 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Friday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

New Protocols, More Tests: Fair Grounds EHV-1 Outbreak ‘At Least A 45-Day Process’

As the first group of barns at the Fair Grounds Race Course near the end of their state-mandated equine herpesvirus quarantines, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture has been working to define the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Jan. 6 – Jan. 9

DRF | 4 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Cal Expo, Meadowlands, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Barretts January: Horses to Watch

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Horses to watch at the one-day Barretts mixed sale of yearlings, 2-year-olds, broodmares, and racing prospects at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona, Calif. Read More...

Juveniles again in spotlight at Barretts one-day sale

DRF | 4 days ago
Barretts Sales will hold its first auction of 2017 on Tuesday with a one-day mixed sale of yearlings, 2-year-olds, broodmares and racing prospects at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona, Calif. Read More...

You ‘Do It For The Love’: The Story Behind A Horse’s Sale At Magic Millions

A yearling's appearance in the sales ring represents the culmination of two years' work by breeders, owners, bloodstock advisors, veterinarians, and sales agents. But the final hammer price is also... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 by Bob Fierro & Jay Kilgore

DRF | 4 days ago
It was a remarkable tour de force last week for the BreezeFigs kids at Gulfstream Park, where eight of them won, three of them setting off BreezeFigs exactas, and two of them leading the way in BreezeFigs trifectas. Read More...

Zoccali: Marohn deserves an opportunity to drive top horses

DRF | 4 days ago
When asked who the best drivers are in the sport of harness racing, just about every racing insider or fan rattles off the same names. We hear John Campbell, Yannick Gingras, Tim Tetrick, Brian Sears, David Miller and so forth. In addition to these drivers, all sporting different records on their resumes, they are also thought of as the best because they are the drivers everyone sees when the big money is on the line. Read More...

Divisidero Could Start Big Season in Ft. Lauderdale

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park Read More...

Stauffer Excited for Opening Day at Oaklawn

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
When Oaklawn Park's scheduled 57-day season begins Jan. 13, Vic Stauffer will be just the sixth announcer in the track's history. Read More...

Keeneland January: Fourth session trends downward

DRF | 5 days ago
Market fluctuation at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale continued into its fourth session, with numbers dropping once again after somewhat steadying the previous day. Read More...

Fair Grounds Quarantine Mandated by State

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture has instituted a mandatory quarantine of the backstretch at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

First Foal for Race Day Drops in Indiana

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The filly was born Jan. 9 at R Star Stallions. Read More...

Reynaldothewizard makes it three straight Dubawi Stakes victories

DRF | 5 days ago
True to his name, Reynaldothewizard does appear to possess magic powers – the gelding never ages. Making his first start of his 11-year-old season, Reynaldothewizard ran down Muarrab to win the listed Dubawi Stakes at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday for the third year in a row. Read More...

California Chrome Set for First Gulfstream Workout

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
California Chrome will command undivided attention at Gulfstream Park Jan. 14, when Thoroughbred racing's most enduring star is slated to take to the racetrack at 7:30 a.m. ET for a public workout in preparation for the Pegasus World Cup (G1). Read More...

Dixie Union Mare Tops Keeneland Sale Session

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Dr. E.C. "Pug" and Susie Hart came to the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale looking for a replacement for their late mare Miz United States, and left with Dixie Victory, who topped the penultimate Jan. 12 session at $100,000. Read More...

Turfway Park restricts shippers from HighPointe Training Center after horses test positive for EHV-1

DRF | 5 days ago
Shippers into Turfway Park are being confined to the receiving barn following a positive test for the equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) at the HighPointe Training Center near LaGrange, Ky., about an hour south of Turfway in Florence, Ky. Read More...

Farrell, Untapped Head Silverbulletday

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Coffeepot Stables' star sophomore filly Farrell continues to work well for three-time Breeders' Cup-winning conditioner Wayne Catalano and is considered possible for the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Farrell, Untapped Consider Silverbulletday

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Coffeepot Stables' star sophomore filly Farrell continues to work well for three-time Breeders' Cup-winning conditioner Wayne Catalano and is considered possible for the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky mixed sales catalog available online

DRF | 5 days ago
The catalog for the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale is now available online, featuring 580 horses on offer before supplemental entries. Read More...

Yonkers: Sunday 1/15 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Sunday Morning 1/15 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Arkansas Derby Trail Begins in Smarty Jones

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Of the eight entered for the Smarty Jones, which offers 10 points in the Road to the Kentucky Derby standings, Warrior's Club is the lone stakes winner. Read More...

Meadowlands: Saturday 1/14 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Saturday 1/14 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Well Known Handicapping Bookstore The Tout Closes

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
After a 25-year run, The Tout Thoroughbred Racing Information Center near the Standardbred track Northville Downs in Northville, Mich., has closed. Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 1/14 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Saturday 1/14 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 1/14 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Saturday 1/14 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

I’m a Chatterbox could try turf in Marie Krantz

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Larry Jones has long toyed with trying multiple Grade 1 winner I'm A Chatterbox on turf, and now, because of unfortunate circumstances, he might have found the right time. Read More...

Valadorna will pass on Silverbulletday

DRF | 5 days ago
With the likely short field in the Silverbulletday and the quarantine situation compromising the chance of filling a first-level allowance race, there was speculation that Valadorna, most recently second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, also may be entered in the Silverbulletday. Read More...

Fair Grounds ready to fill stakes fields despite outbreak

DRF | 5 days ago
Entries for the six stakes races Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds were to be taken Friday, and track officials remained confident that despite the equine herpesvirus outbreak at the track that began late last month, there would be sufficient horses to fill them. Read More...

Jolly Banner goes for fourth straight in Beas River Handicap

DRF | 5 days ago
Jolly Banner, unbeaten in three starts during the current Hong Kong season, is the 133-pound top weight in Saturday’s $225,684 Beas River Handicap for turf sprinters at Sha Tin Racecourse. Read More...

Frank’s Folly gets her shot in Busanda

DRF | 5 days ago
While trainer Kelly Breen prepares Tempted and Demoiselle winner Miss Sky Warrior for her 3-year-old debut, he will seek another New York stakes victory with a young filly when he runs Frank's Folly in Sunday's $100,000 Busanda Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

Reynaldothewizard Wins Third Straight Dubawi Stakes

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Reynaldothewizard might be an 11-year-old (by some calculations that's 37.5 human years), but he doesn't know it and his races sure don't show it. Read More...

Diversify finds easier spot on Saturday card

DRF | 5 days ago
The undefeated Diversify is running Saturday at Aqueduct, but in a first-level open-company allowance race rather than the Jazil Stakes. Read More...

Yorkiepoo Princess sitting on ready for Ruthless

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Edward Barker is confident in Yorkiepoo Princess following her Tuesday workout, and expects her to run well Saturday in the $100,000 Ruthless Stakes. Read More...

Jerome Winner El Areeb to Breeze This Weekend

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
M M G Stables' sophomore sensation El Areeb continues to train forwardly at his Laurel Park base after stamping himself a legitimate 3-year-old prospect with his 11 1/4-length romp in the Jerome (G3) Jan. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Hovdey: Some room at the top of older mare division

DRF | 5 days ago
Now that Beholder is safely retired, after what is certain to be recognized as a fourth championship season, there is the usual vacuum of power at the top. The queen is gone. Long live the next one, whoever it is. Read More...

Chief Lion looks to right ship in Fire Plug

DRF | 5 days ago
Chief Lion is the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Jacobson in the $75,000 Fire Plug Stakes on Saturday at Laurel, but perhaps it will pay to dig a little deeper into the race. Read More...

580 Cataloged for Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 580 entries for its 2017 Kentucky winter mixed sale, to be held Feb. 6-7 in Lexington, with sessions beginning at 10 a.m. daily. Read More...

Crunch time for NHC qualifiers

DRF | 5 days ago
There are just two weekends left to qualify for the National Handicapping Championship, which takes place from Jan. 27-29 at the Treasure Island in Las Vegas. A field of around 650 and a purse of $2.5 million are expected. Read More...

Detailed Study on Equine Health, Management Released

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The USDA's National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) released the first report from its Equine 2015 study, Baseline Reference of Equine Health and Management in the United States, 2015. Read More...

Arrogate ready to work this weekend toward Pegasus World Cup

DRF | 5 days ago
Arrogate, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 5, continues to train for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28 despite days of rain in the last week in Southern California. Read More...

Royal Posse makes drive for five in Jazil Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Since trainer Rudy Rodriguez claimed him for $20,000 in May 2015, Royal Posse has 8 wins and 6 seconds in 14 starts. He has won seven stakes, including four straight. Saturday, Royal Posse will be favored to continue his streak against five rivals in the $125,000 Jazil Stakes. Read More...

Rain washes out Thursday’s program

DRF | 5 days ago
A week of persistent rain, and the expectation of more wet weather, led Santa Anita officials to cancel an eight-race program on Thursday. Read More...

King: Tommy Macho looks ready for best in Hal’s Hope

DRF | 5 days ago
I landed on Tommy Macho, and for better or worse, he seems right in Saturday's Hal's Hope Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

DRF | 5 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Friday’s card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Mr. Jordan brings newfound maturity to Hal’s Hope

DRF | 5 days ago
A more mature and versatile Mr. Jordan will kick off his 2017 campaign as perhaps the one to beat in the Grade 3 Hal's Hope, one of three graded stakes on Saturday's 11-race program at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Hard to look beyond Vale Dori in La Canada

DRF | 5 days ago
At least for the winter, Vale Dori is the leading older female in Southern California. Vale Dori was an easy winner of the Grade 2 Bayakoa Handicap at odds of 1-2 at Del Mar on Dec. 3, and will be a similar price in Saturday's $200,000 La Canada Stakes for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita. Read More...