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Jockeys’ Guild, RTCA Set Up Saez Family Fund

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Jockeys' Guild has partnered with the Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) to establish an account for funds for the family of apprentice jockey Juan Saez. Read More...

Contreras hires new agent

DRF | 2 days ago
Two-time Sovereign Award-winning jockey Luis Contreras and agent Anthony Esposito have parted ways, Esposito said Monday. Read More...

Daddy D T going for the green

DRF | 2 days ago
Daddy D T earned his best Beyer Speed Figure on dirt in the FrontRunner but won his maiden on the grass in the Oak Tree Juvenile Turf, giving him the option of running in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile or the Juvenile Turf. Read More...

Keeneland notes: Meet titles still up in the air

DRF | 2 days ago
As the 17-day Keeneland fall meet enters its final four-day stretch, races are tight for top honors among jockeys and trainers. Read More...

Mile: QE II form boosts Toronado’s chances

DRF | 2 days ago
The complexion of the Breeders’ Cup Mile changed only around the margins during the last week, a quiet spell since the shock announcement Oct. 13 that two-time Mile winner Wise Dan was out of the race with a fractured foreleg. Read More...

Grade 1 winner Somali Lemonade retired

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Michael Matz said Somali Lemonade has been retired just short of $1 million in earnings. Read More...

La Verdad may take on the boys

DRF | 2 days ago
When trainer Linda Rice looks over the fall stakes calendar for filly and mare sprinters, she finds opportunities few and far between. So, she is considering running her New York-bred filly La Verdad against males for her next start. Read More...

Honor Code one work closer to comeback

DRF | 2 days ago
While most of the high-profile horses are preparing for the Breeders’ Cup and the end of their racing seasons, one big-name horse is getting closer to restarting his career. Read More...

Ballis, Lewis hope to continue stakes momentum

DRF | 2 days ago
What a month it was for Jake Ballis and his longtime friend, NBA star Rashard Lewis. Partners in a small stable, they won three stakes in that relatively short time frame, capped by White Rose grinding out another victory Sunday in the $125,000 Dowager Stakes at Keeneland. Read More...

American Pharoah works like a favorite

DRF | 2 days ago
On the morning that pre-entries were due for the Breeders’ Cup, American Pharoah gave every indication that he remains the horse to beat in the $2 million Juvenile with a five-furlong work Monday timed by Santa Anita clockers in 58.60 seconds. Read More...

Iotapa gets unexpected company in BC Distaff work

DRF | 2 days ago
The workout for Iotapa on Monday at Santa Anita was planned as a simple six-furlong drill to prepare for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. It turned out to be more demanding than intended. Read More...

Maragh will miss Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 2 days ago
Rajiv Maragh, who suffered a broken arm in a spill during the running of the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont on Sept. 27, confirmed Monday that he would not make it back in time to ride the Breeders’ Cup. Read More...

Watch out for City of Weston’s late kick

DRF | 2 days ago
Some of the better older sprinters in south Florida will be getting together Wednesday at Gulfstream Park West when they compete for a $44,000 purse in the feature race, a six-furlong allowance with wide-open conditions. Read More...

Up With the Birds accepts Japan Cup invitation

DRF | 2 days ago
After running second in the Grade 3 Knickerbocker Stakes on Oct. 11 at Belmont Park, Up With the Birds will head to Japan for his next start to run in the Group 1 Japan Cup at Tokyo Racecourse on Nov. 30. Read More...

Classic: V. E. Day joins the field

DRF | 2 days ago
The addition to the Breeders’ Cup Classic of V. E. Day, withdrawals of Noble Moon and Tapiture, and penultimate works from Bayern, Footbridge, Majestic Harbor, Cigar Street, and Tonalist capped a flurry of activity in the 24 hours leading up to the pre-entry deadline on Monday for the Nov. 1 Classic. Read More...

Pohdi Pohdi could return quickly for Fanfreluche

DRF | 2 days ago
Pohdi Pohdi followed up an impressive debut effort on Aug. 23 with another impressive five-length victory in the Victorian Queen Stakes for Ontario-sired 2-year-old fillies on Oct. 11 at Woodbine. She could be back quickly for her next start, the Fanfreluche Stakes for Ontario-bred 2-year-old fillies on Sunday. Read More...

Filly-Mare Sprint: La Verdad among several defections

DRF | 2 days ago
As of Monday morning, as all Breeders’ Cup pre-entries were being taken, at least 10 horses were known candidates for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint on Nov. 1. Read More...

Love and Marriage a threat on turf or dirt

DRF | 2 days ago
Love and Marriage could be a dual surface threat in Wednesday’s $77,000 allowance feature at Belmont Park. Though Love and Marriage is taking the next logical step from a maiden win on turf last month to a first-level allowance on turf, trainer Chad Brown wouldn’t be bashful about running the 3-year-old filly on dirt if forecasted rain forces the race to the main track. Read More...

Claimer Seeking the Sherif Reaches BC Sprint

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
No one claiming a horse for $12,500 does so thinking that the horse will participate in a Breeders' Cup race. But that didn't stop Seeking the Sherif from earning his way into the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint Nov. 1. Read More...

U.S. Juvenile Turf Fillies Await Euro Attack

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
America looks to have a powerful contingent this year to turn back the Europeans in this year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT). Read More...

Indianapolis being considered for Breeders’ Cup Sprint

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert woke up Monday morning with one Breeders’ Cup Sprint starter. But by mid-morning, he may have added a second after watching his undefeated 3-year-old Indianapolis work alongside defending Sprint winner Secret Circle from the gate at Santa Anita. Read More...

Canadian International winner Hillstar could return next year

DRF | 2 days ago
Hillstar made a three-wide move at the top of the lane under Ryan Moore and continued on strongly to the wire to win the Grade 1 Canadian International at Woodbine on Sunday. Read More...

Peace and War to miss BC with injury

DRF | 2 days ago
The weekend defection of Alcibiades winner Peace and War from the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies brings the probable field to nine as pre-entries were being taken Monday. Read More...

Bim Bam tries to extend winning streak to four in Wednesday feature

DRF | 2 days ago
A quick read of the conditions of the Wednesday feature at Keeneland might not be enough to fully comprehend how Bim Bam remains eligible for the $64,000 allowance. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile candidates get in works

DRF | 2 days ago
Dirt Mile contenders throughout the nation put in solid workouts over the past few days. Read More...

Just The Judge uses E.P. Taylor win as springboard to BC Filly and Mare Turf

DRF | 2 days ago
Although Sunday’s Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine wasn’t a Win and You’re In race for the Nov. 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf, it essentially served as one for Just The Judge. Read More...

Bullet Move for Likely BC Juvenile Favorite

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Zayat Stables homebred American Pharoah handily worked five furlongs in :58 3/5 on Monday, Oct. 20 as the son of Pioneerof the Nile continues work toward the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I). Read More...

Haskin: Time to Give Blame His Due

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
To most everyone, the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic was a punch in the gut, the end of a magical run that brought an eerie hush to the crowd at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Grade I Winner Alterite to Arqana Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
French-bred Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) winner Alterite has been consigned to the Arqana December sale that takes place Dec. 6-9 in Deauville, France. She will be part of the Haras des Capucines consignment. Read More...

Motion: Main Sequence retaining his form

DRF | 2 days ago
Main Sequence may be a sharper horse in the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita than he was winning the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park on Sept. 27. Read More...

ReRun to host online Moneigh auction by Breeders’ Cup favorites

DRF | 2 days ago
The annual eBay auction of Moneigh paintings by Breeders’ Cup participants will be held Oct. 29 to Nov. 5. Read More...

Bergman: In The Arsenal overcomes adversity

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Kelvin Harrison had extreme expectations for In The Arsenal, a homebred of Michael Parisi’s White Birch Farms that didn’t bring enough at auction last year to sell. Unwanted by the masses but completely at home with Harrison, In The Arsenal flashed his enormous talent in the Sheppard Pace winning both elimination and final in mid-July at Yonkers. Read More...

Euros Qualify, Osaila headed to Juvenile Fillies Turf

DRF | 2 days ago
European-based horses have won the last two editions of the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, and it has been confirmed that Qualify and Osaila will make the trip from Great Britain to run in the one-mile race on Oct. 31 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Oct. 13 – Oct. 15

DRF | 2 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Balmoral, Hoosier, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from Oct. 14 – Oct. 15

DRF | 2 days ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Colic: To Refer or Not to Refer

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Four out of every 100 horses colic each year, making it the most common equine emergency. While most cases do not require surgery, 7-10% of them do involve lesions that are only correctable through surgery. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 11:16 PM ET English-based runners dominated Woodbine's International card Sunday, taking three of the day's four... Read More...

Trip Notes for Oct. 18-19: Raven Run, Canadian International, E.P. Taylor and more…

DRF | 3 days ago
Trip Notes for Oct. 18-19: Raven Run, Canadian International, E.P. Taylor and more by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

Head May Continue Mile Success with Anodin

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Head began his assault on the storied grass race in 1987-88, riding Miesque, then saddled Goldikova to three consecutive victories in 2008-10 after beginning a training career. Now, Goldikova's full brother could step up. Read More...

Maturing White Rose Blossoms in Dowager

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
White Rose emerged from a five-horse scramble in the final 50 yards to win the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager by a nose over lukewarm favorite Caroline Thomas Oct. 19 at Keeneland. Read More...

Fresh Native Bombshell Wins Ontario Fashion

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Native Bombshell shook off the rust after a year's absence, coming from off the pace to get up by a neck over favored Disco Barbie in the $139,006 Ontario Fasion Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 19 at Woodbine. Read More...

Red Outlaw remains unbeaten by capturing Uniformity

DRF | 3 days ago
Red Outlaw overcame more than seven rivals to extend his unbeaten streak to six races in Sunday’s $93,250 Uniformity Stakes on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita. Read More...

Just the Judge Rules in the EP Taylor

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 6:26 PM ET 10th at WOX (Woodbine)GI EP Taylor S. ($500,000)     Winner: Just The Judge (Ire) by Lawman (Fr) Just The Judge (Ire) (Lawman {Fr}) rules i... Read More...

Caspar Netscher Up in Time for Nearctic Win

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
British raider Caspar Netscher charged between rivals and drove down the center of the Woodbine stretch to win the $300,000 Nearctic Stakes (Can-IIT) Oct. 19. Read More...

Just The Judge overcomes bad start to take E.P. Taylor

DRF | 3 days ago
The favored English filly Just The Judge came on strongly in the lane and held off Odeliz late to take Sunday’s Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes, the supporting feature on Canadian International Day at Woodbine. Read More...

European invader Caspar Netscher wins Nearctic

DRF | 3 days ago
Caspar Netscher ($11.60), the lone European-based horse in the field, split horses in deep stretch Sunday to capture the Grade 2, $315,200 Nearctic Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Native Bombshell comes off long layoff to win Ontario Fashion Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Native Bombshell ($8.50), returning off nearly a year-long layoff, caught Cryptic Message in deep stretch and held off Disco Barbie in the final strides Sunday to win the Grade 3, $156,800 Ontario Fashion Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Native Bombshell Comes Off the Bench for Ontario Fashion Win

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 5:48 PM ET 9th at WOX (Woodbine)GIII Ontario Fashion S. ($150,000)     Winner: Native Bombshell by War Front Native Bombshell (War Front) returns from... Read More...

Workout report: Dayatthespa best of Brown’s bunch

DRF | 3 days ago
There might have been a chill in the air, but the action was hot and heavy out on the racetrack Sunday at Belmont Park, with more than 30 potential Breeders’ Cup starters working over the main track, training track, and turf. Read More...

Just The Judge Earns E. P. Taylor Verdict

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Favored Just The Judge, invading from Great Britain, appears headed for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) after powering through the Woodbine stretch to prevail in the $500,000 E. P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) Oct. 19. Read More...