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Cairo Prince, Summerfield Top New York-Bred Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Airdrie Stud's Cairo Prince, Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck's Summerfield, and Vineyard Ventures were leading sire, consignor, and buyer, respectively, by gross at the Aug. 12-13 Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More...

Longtime Horseman Ben Walden Jr. Dispersing All Stock

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Walden is leaving the Thoroughbred industry to focus on Christian ministry initiatives. A full dispersal will be held during Keeneland's September and November sales. Read More...

Mal Guapo might be long gone in Thursday feature

DRF | 2 days ago
If Mal Guapo gets away on his own like he did in his 12 1/2-length romp going a mile in a $6,250 claiming race July 4, he could be tough to catch in Thursday's feature. Read More...

Mal Guapo might be long gone in Thursday feature

DRF | 2 days ago
If Mal Guapo gets away on his own like he did in his 12 1/2-length romp going a mile in a $6,250 claiming race July 4, he could be tough to catch in Thursday's feature. Read More...

Copper Bullet points to Iroquois Stakes at Churchill

DRF | 2 days ago
Copper Bullet, the four-length winner of Sunday's Grade 2, $200,000 Saratoga Special, will be pointed to the Grade 3, $150,000 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs on Sept. 16, trainer Steve Asmussen said Monday. Read More...

Copper Bullet points to Iroquois Stakes at Churchill

DRF | 2 days ago
Copper Bullet, the four-length winner of Sunday's Grade 2, $200,000 Saratoga Special, will be pointed to the Grade 3, $150,000 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs on Sept. 16, trainer Steve Asmussen said Monday. Read More...

Gun Runner returns to work tab, points to Woodward

DRF | 2 days ago
Gun Runner, dominant winner of the Grade 1 Whitney Stakes on Aug. 5, returned to the work tab Monday morning, breezing a half-mile in 51.06 seconds over the Oklahoma training track. Read More...

Gun Runner returns to work tab, points to Woodward

DRF | 2 days ago
Gun Runner, dominant winner of the Grade 1 Whitney Stakes on Aug. 5, returned to the work tab Monday morning, breezing a half-mile in 51.06 seconds over the Oklahoma training track. Read More...

Hollendorfer eyes Alabama upset with It Tiz Well

DRF | 2 days ago
Last year, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer won the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga with the heavily favored Songbird. This year, the Hall of Fame trainer will try to pull off an upset when he sends out It Tiz Well in Saturday's 137th running of the prestigious race for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/4 miles. Read More...

Hollendorfer eyes Alabama upset with It Tiz Well

DRF | 2 days ago
Last year, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer won the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga with the heavily favored Songbird. This year, the Hall of Fame trainer will try to pull off an upset when he sends out It Tiz Well in Saturday's 137th running of the prestigious race for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/4 miles. Read More...

Smith’s murderer’s row of Saratoga mounts work

DRF | 2 days ago
Jockey Mike Smith was out early Monday morning to watch Arrogate in his final drill for Saturday's Pacific Classic, but the morning also included a showcase for two of the horses he will be riding the following Saturday, West Coast and American Anthem. Read More...

Smith’s murderer’s row of Saratoga mounts work

DRF | 2 days ago
Jockey Mike Smith was out early Monday morning to watch Arrogate in his final drill for Saturday's Pacific Classic, but the morning also included a showcase for two of the horses he will be riding the following Saturday, West Coast and American Anthem. Read More...

Fairyland back to reality in Bolton Landing

DRF | 2 days ago
After an ill-fated trip to England where several things went awry, Fairyland is back in the United States where her connections hope to right the ship when she runs in Wednesday's $100,000 Bolton Landing Stakes for 2-year-olds gong 5 1/2 furlongs over Saratoga's Mellon turf course. Read More...

Fairyland back to reality in Bolton Landing

DRF | 2 days ago
After an ill-fated trip to England where several things went awry, Fairyland is back in the United States where her connections hope to right the ship when she runs in Wednesday's $100,000 Bolton Landing Stakes for 2-year-olds gong 5 1/2 furlongs over Saratoga's Mellon turf course. Read More...

Arrogate works; Baffert declares him ready for Pacific Classic

DRF | 2 days ago
All eyes were on Arrogate on Monday morning at Del Mar, as he completed his preparation for Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic with a half-mile work in 47.60 seconds. Read More...

Arrogate works; Baffert declares him ready for Pacific Classic

DRF | 2 days ago
All eyes were on Arrogate on Monday morning at Del Mar, as he completed his preparation for Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic with a half-mile work in 47.60 seconds. Read More...

Arrogate Puts in Final Work for Pacific Classic

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Champion drills four furlongs in :47.60, gallops out five furlongs in 1:00 at Del Mar. Read More...

Retired Trainer David Whiteley Dead at 73

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
David Whiteley, son of Hall of Fame trainer Frank Whiteley and a top trainer in his own right, died in his Camden, S.C., home Aug. 12. He trained top runners Coastal, Waya, Revidere, and Just A Game. Read More...

Lisa’s Booby Trap’s first foal sells for $135,000

DRF | 3 days ago
It's been seven years since Lisa's Booby Trap came from Finger Lakes and scored an underdog victory in the Loudonville Stakes at Saratoga, but her name was still heard Saturday when her first foal, a Big Brown colt, sold to SGV Thoroughbreds for $135,000 at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale. Read More...

Cosato, Slam Dunk Racing eye first Grade 1 win in Del Mar Oaks

DRF | 3 days ago
Earlier this decade, Nick Cosato tried to leave racing. He had worked as an agent for several prominent riders in Southern California, but was ready for a different career. A year later, Cosato had another change of heart. He returned to racing, this time as the founder of the Slam Dunk Racing partnership. Read More...

Monday TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Any Questions can rebound off the trainer switch

DRF | 3 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Monday's card at Saratoga. Read More...

Arrogate eager to run in final work for Pacific Classic

DRF | 3 days ago
Arrogate worked a half-mile in 47.60 seconds on Monday morning at Del Mar in his final tune-up for the Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic on Saturday. Read More...

Hailey’s Prize stretching out for Eternal Search Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Hailey's Prize will stretch out around two turns for the first time, while also making her stakes debut, in Wednesday night's $125,000 Eternal Search Stakes for Ontario-sired 3-year old fillies, to be run over 1 1/16 miles on Woodbine's Tapeta. Read More...

Decked Out, Place des Vosges fresh and ready for CTT and TOC Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Dancing every dance is tough, which is why ambitiously campaigned Decked Out and Place des Vosges finally had to sit one out. Wednesday at Del Mar, it is time to tango. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from Aug. 8 – Aug. 9

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

Trip Notes for August 12-13: Arlington Million, Beverly D., Fourstardave, Saratoga Special

DRF | 3 days ago
Trip Notes by Michael Hammersly for stakes races run on August 12-13, including the Arlington Million, Beverly D., Fourstardave, and Saratoga Special. Read More...

Free: Del Mar horses to watch week of Aug. 14

DRF | 3 days ago
Daily Racing Form writer Brad Free looks at horses racing at Del Mar. Read More...

David Whiteley, trained Coastal to Belmont Stakes upset, dies at 73

DRF | 3 days ago
David Whiteley, a three-time Racing Hall of Fame nominee who trained three champions and upset the great Spectacular Bid in the 1979 Belmont Stakes with Coastal, died Saturday at 73. Read More...

Janney On ‘Disgraceful And Sad’ Pennsylvania Events: ‘It Gives All Of Racing A Black Eye’

Following are closing remarks by Stuart S. Janney III, chairman of The Jockey Club, at Sunday's Jockey Club Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. My sense... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

Alternation Gets First Winner With My Heart Awakens

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Alternation, who earned more than $1 million racing for Donnie Von Hemel and Pin Oak Stable, was flattered with his first winner when the first-time starter My Heart Awakens took a maiden special weight at Emerald Downs Aug. 13. Read More...

Curtain Falls on Record Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Sale

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
They saved the best for last during the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale, when a son of Cairo Prince was sold for a sale-record price of $500,000 to highlight a session that brought down the curtain on an auction that eclipsed all records. Read More...

Gold Rush Dancer Dominant in Longacres Mile

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Gold Rush Dancer brought Vann Belvoir's career as a horseman full circle in many ways when he crossed the wire first in the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) Aug. 13 at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton New York: Records fall at sale

DRF | 3 days ago
Expectations were high for the 2017 edition of the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale after the grounds saw relentless activity during Friday’s first full day of showing, and the results made good on that potential, posting records in gross, average, and median, and the auction’s highest-priced offering of all-time – a $500,000 Cairo Prince colt Read More...

O’Brien Claims 16th Phoenix Stakes With Sioux Nation

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Sioux Nation got first run to the lead in the late going of the Aug. 13 Keeneland Phoenix (G1) at the Curragh in Ireland and held off the favorite, Beckford, by a half-length length for the victory. Read More...

McKinsey: Better Scheduling Would Add Handle

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
While negative fan reaction on social media might motivate some tracks to address overlapping post times, a big data expert provided a number that may be big enough to push holdouts toward one of the rarest commodities in U.S. racing: cooperation. Read More...

Chad Brown Reaches New Heights at Arlington

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
For all his accomplishments in the last decade Chad Brown has been training, he added another feat Aug. 12, when he became the first trainer to capture both the Arlington Million (G1) and Beverly D. Stakes (G1) on the same day. Read More...

Melmich Gets Third Win in a Row With Seagram Cup

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Melmich eclipsed $900,000 in earnings when he unleashed a wide run under jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva in the 99th running of The Seagram Cup (G3) at Woodbine Aug. 13 to win a photo-finish at the wire over Are You Kidding Me Read More...

Songbird to Take on Personal Ensign Field

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Songbird will make a much anticipated return to Saratoga Race Course in the $700,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (G1) on Travers Day, as announced by Fox Hill Farm on social media Aug. 13. Read More...

Al Wukair Upsets Inns of Court in Jacques Le Marois

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Frankie Dettori flew overnight from Chicago to Deauville, then treated fans to his trademark flying dismount after riding Al Wukair to a narrow win in a tight three-way finish in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard-Jacques Le Marois (G1) Aug. 13. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Sale: Shack Parrish

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A satisfied Shack Parrish of Indian Creek talks about his consignment's first night. Read More...

Optimism for Horseracing Integrity Act at Round Table

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The 65th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing Aug. 13 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., closed out with an update and a rally cry for legislation that would overhaul oversight of horse racing’s drug testing and medication rules. Read More...

Tiger Moth Gets Graded Score in Groupie Doll

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
John Gunther’s Tiger Moth scored her first graded stakes victory, taking down competition in Ellis Park’s $100,000 Groupie Doll Stakes (G3) Aug. 13. Read More...

Royal Thoroughbreds: A Partnership That Works

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
From different backgrounds, Britt Wadsworth and Sean Mahoney teamed up to form Royal Thoroughbreds, among the consignors at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Sale: Meg Levy

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Bluewater Sales' Meg Levy talks about the first session of the Fasig-Tipton NY-Bred Yearling Sale. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Sale: Francis Vanlangendonck

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Summerfield Sales' Francis Vanlangendonck talks about the success of the Fasig-Tipton New York bred sale. Read More...

Copper Bullet All Business in Saratoga Special

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
After a less-than-ideal trip resulted in a second-place finish in the Bashford Manor Stakes (G3), Copper Bullet delivered a professional effort to win the $200,000 Saratoga Special Stakes Presented by Coors Light (G2) Aug. 13. Read More...

Alternation Gets First Winner With My Heart Awakens

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Alternation, who earned more than $1 million racing for Donnie Von Hemel and Pin Oak Stable, was flattered with his first winner when the first-time starter My Heart Awakens took a maiden special weight at Emerald Downs Aug. 13. Read More...

Skye Diamonds Continues to Rise in Rancho Bernardo

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A $40,000 claim by trainer Bill Spawr back in August 2016, Skye Diamonds found the winner's circle for the sixth time since with her second straight graded score in the $100,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (G3) at Del Mar. Read More...

Gold Rush Dancer Dominant in Longacres Mile

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Gold Rush Dancer brought Vann Belvoir's career as a horseman full circle in many ways when he crossed the wire first in the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) Aug. 13 at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Citizen Kitty, B C Z Middleton give trainer Metz great day

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Jeff Metz had a big day at Emerald Downs on Sunday, winning the $65,000 Emerald Distaff with Citizen Kitty and the $25,000 King County Overnight Stakes with B C Z Middleton. Read More...