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Eclipse Sportswire Named Photographer for BC

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Breeders’ Cup announced today that Eclipse Sportswire, an international photographic company covering major sporting events, has been named the Official Photographer of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Sprint: Noholdingback Bear no one-surface wonder

DRF | 2 days ago
Noholdingback Bear's victory in the Grade 3 Gallant Bob at Parx and third-place finish in the Grade 1 King's Bishop at Saratoga have convinced trainer Michael De Paulo that the colt deserves a shot in the Breeders' Cup Sprint. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Turf: Top contenders Flintshire, Postponed run this weekend

DRF | 2 days ago
This weekend is expected to result in the greatest shake-up on the list of contenders for the $4 million Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 5. Read More...

Air Force Blue Retired to Ashford Stud

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The son of War Front won three group I races at 2 and was crowned Europe's 2015 champion 2-year-old male. His 2017 fee to be announced. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies: Baffert will keep American Cleopatra, Noted and Quoted apart for prep

DRF | 2 days ago
The final two Win and You're In races for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies are the Alcibiades next Friday on opening day of the Keeneland meet and the Frizette the next day at Belmont Park.Trainer Bob Baffert will split up American Cleopatra and Noted and Quoted, the second- and fourth-place finishers in the seven-furlong Del Mar Debutante, between the Chandelier Sttakes at Santa Anita this weekend and the Alcibiades. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Distaff: History no hurdle for Songbird

DRF | 2 days ago
Even while her win streak grows, the undefeated Songbird has one conspicuous void on her résumé – she has never faced older fillies and mares. That will happen for the first time in the Breeders' Cup Distaff, which might the deepest ever. Read More...

Parx purses boosted during Fall Festival

DRF | 2 days ago
The second annual Fall Festival of Racing at Parx begins Saturday. Overnight purses during the festival will be increased by 50 percent and average between $450,000 and $470,000 a day, according to Sam Elliott, the track's director of racing. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup the theme of Santa Anita meet

DRF | 2 days ago
For six weeks starting Friday, Santa Anita will be the focus of American racing. The 23-day meeting begins with seven graded stakes from Friday through Sunday that are preps for Breeders' Cup races here on Nov. 4-5. Read More...

Mohawk: Thursday 9/29 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 9/29 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Air Force Blue retired, will stand in Kentucky

DRF | 2 days ago
European champion Air Force Blue has been retired from racing and will begin his stallion career at Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., for a fee to be announced later. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 9/29 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Thursday 9/29 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Gottcha Gold relocating to Alberta

DRF | 2 days ago
Multiple Grade 3 winner Gottcha Gold has been sold to stand at Peaceful Valley Farms in Didsbury, Alberta, for the 2017 breeding season for an advertised fee of $2,500 Canadian. Read More...

Tapit, War Front Dominate Keeneland Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Only sires with a median above $500,000 Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Carina Mia, Cathryn Sophia likely to shorten up

DRF | 2 days ago
After both were soundly defeated by Songbird last weekend in the Grade 1 Cotillion at Parx, it appears that both Carina Mia and Cathryn Sophia will now be pointed to the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint on Nov. 5 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint: Eddie D Stakes should clarify picture

DRF | 2 days ago
A crowded picture for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint should become significantly clearer in the coming days, as host track Santa Anita opens its fall meet with the major local prep – the Grade 3, $100,000 Eddie D Stakes, providing an important chance to get a prep over an idiosyncratic turf course. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf: Brave Anna emerges as top contender

DRF | 2 days ago
The surprise win by Brave Anna in the Grade 1 Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse in England last Saturday gives Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien the early favorite for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 4. Read More...

Sequiota dangerous on favorite course

DRF | 2 days ago
Ray and Linda Trisler will make the nearly two-hour drive from the south suburbs of Indianapolis to run the star of their 14-horse stable, Sequiota, in the Friday feature at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Fuscetta could cap big Jackpot Hi 5 payout

DRF | 2 days ago
Woodbine's Jackpot Hi 5 pool could approach $300,000 heading into Friday's nightcap, a $58,600 first-level allowance. The fast-working Fuscetta could turn back effectively in the six-furlong turf dash. Read More...

Strong second half boosts Arlington meet business

DRF | 3 days ago
Arlington concluded its 2016 racing season Sept. 23 with a drop in all-sources average daily handle of 2 percent from last year - decent for a track that at mid-meet had seen handle fall enough to cut purses. Read More...

Goffs Orby Off to Solid Start

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Opening day of the two-day Goffs Orby sale started with an 8% rise in average and median. A €900,000 daughter of Galileo topped the session. Read More...

Broadcast Honors for Santa Anita, NYRA

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
At International Simulcast Conference, Santa Anita Park earns Simulcast Award; NYRA honored for "Saratoga Live." Read More...

Team Block relocating Fort Prado to Indiana  

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Team Block's multiple graded stakes-winning stallion Fort Prado is being relocated from Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky., to Swifty Farms in Indiana to take advantage of Indiana's breeding incentives, Chris Block said Sept. 27. Read More...

Eddie D. Stakes Split Into Divisions

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
With the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) on the 6 1/2-furlong downhill course at Santa Anita coming up in early November, plenty of connections with top turf sprinters see the wisdom in prepping on the unique course in the Eddie D. (gr. IIIT). Read More...

Amid Gloomy Forecast, Illinois Sets Dates

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Illinois Racing Board Sept. 27 approved a coordinated racing schedule for 2017 after hearing gloomy predictions about the industry's future absent an infusion of alternative revenue. Read More...

Illinois Racing Board approves 2017 racing dates

DRF | 3 days ago
The Illinois Racing Board on Tuesday unanimously passed a 2017 racing schedule that mirrors this year’s, though the dire state of the Illinois racing industry infused the brief annual dates awards meeting with gloom. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 9/27/2016

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Week in Photos for 9/27/2016 Read More...

Yearling Market Nears Finish Line

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
As the yearling auction season nears the finish line with two sales remaining, it appears that the year will end with modest declines in all major metrics, continuing the trends seen in recent years and earlier this year in the juvenile market. Read More...

Paulick Report 9/27 News Minute

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Texas Chrome Pointing to Dirt Mile

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Texas Chrome's victory in the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby on Sept. 25 at Remington Park, may have punched his ticket to the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I). Read More...

Pompa, Brown Connect on Dirt in Pa. Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Paul Pompa Jr. has enjoyed a string of graded stakes winners over the past eight years, and Connect's victory in the Pennsylvania Derby over an all-star cast has him and trainer Chad Brown aiming high with the Curlin colt. Read More...

Racing’s Stars Set for Santa Anita Saturday

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Two of racing's biggest stars—California Chrome and Beholder—will make their final starts before the Breeders' Cup on the Oct. 1 Santa Anita Park card as they take advantage of the opportunity to prep at the site of this year's World Championships. Read More...

Art Exhibit and Sale at Santa Anita Park

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Santa Anita Park, in partnership with the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) and the California Art Club (CAC), will host a fine art exhibit celebrating The Great Race Place, beginning this Friday, Sept. 30 through Saturday, Oct. 22. Read More...

Neuman Set to Call Los Alamitos Winter Meet

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Track announcer Bobby Neuman will return to Los Alamitos Race Course to call the Winter meet in December. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton releases October sale catalog

DRF | 3 days ago
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 1,250 yearlings for its Kentucky fall yearling sale, to be held over three sessions Oct. 24-26 in Lexington, Ky. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton October Catalog Available

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 1,250 yearlings for The October Sale, scheduled Oct. 24-26 in Lexington.  The three continuous sessions will begin each morning at 10 a.m. for the Monday through Wednesday sale. Read More...

Tara’s Tango headed to Spinster

DRF | 3 days ago
Instead of facing Beholder and Stellar Wind in the Grade 1, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita, Tara’s Tango will run in the Grade 1, $500,000 Spinster Stakes at Keeneland one week later. Read More...

Hong Kong Selections for Wednesday, September 28

DRF | 3 days ago
Hong Kong Selections for Wednesday, September 28 Read More...

Tattersalls Ireland 2017 Sales Dates 

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Schedule at three venues remains essentially unchanged. Read More...

Zoccali: Once in a lifetime chance to market a superstar

DRF | 3 days ago
Harness racing has a star and they don’t know what to do about it. His name is Wiggle It Jiggleit. Read More...

Xpressbet Unveils Financial Stimulus Package

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Xpressbet has introduced a Financial Stimulus Package for Horseplayers that includes discounted past performances, lucrative wagering bonuses and an industry-leading Sign Up Bonus for new customers. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Twenty-Four Hours

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Sale, medication issues consume Keeneland day and night Read More...

Tampa Bay Announces Richest Stakes Schedule

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Twenty-four stakes worth nearly $3 million are scheduled Read More...

Dayton: Wiggle It Jiggleit faces Always B Miki in Pacing Derby

DRF | 4 days ago
Always B Miki and Wiggle It Jiggleit, the two most dominant active pacers in the world, will match strides for the seventh time this season in the $150,000 Dayton Pacing Derby at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Friday night (September 30). In their head-to-head confrontations, Always B Miki has won three times, capturing the Jim Ewart Memorial, the William Haughton Memorial and the Ben Franklin. Wiggle It Jiggleit was victorious in the Canadian Pacing Derby and the Dan Patch, and was runner-up to Shamballa in the U. S. Pacing Championship where Always B Miki finished fourth. Read More...

Have Horseplayers Lost Touch With the Horse?

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
That connection unfortunately has been lost through technology, which in many ways has made the life of a horseplayer much easier. But has it also become less rewarding? Read More...

Tampa Bay Downs adds one turf stakes for 2017, boosts statebred stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
The rebirth of a turf stakes for 3-year-olds and higher purses for the Florida Cup stakes for statebreds are the most significant changes to the 2016-17 stakes schedule at Tampa Bay Downs, which opens its meet Nov. 26. The schedule features 24 stakes worth a track-record $2.975 million, up from $2.7 million for 23 stakes at the 2015-16 meet. Read More...

Monmouth suspends trainer Bradley for 45 days

DRF | 4 days ago
The Monmouth Park board of stewards has suspended trainer Chloe Bradley for 45 days and fined her $1,500 for entering Lucy N Ethel in the Aug. 14 Blue Sparkler Stakes. Read More...

Ivan Fallunovalot good to go after Vance win

DRF | 4 days ago
Ivan Fallunovalot overcame a difficult trip to win the $150,000 David M. Vance for the third time in his career Sunday at Remington Park and was none the worse for wear Monday. Read More...

Ambitious Champion kicks off season in Wistaria Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
Ambitious Champion, a Group 3 winner in Hong Kong in April, will start for the first time in the 2016-17 Hong Kong Season in Wednesday’s $225,652 Wistaria Handicap at about a mile on turf at Happy Valley Racecourse. Read More...

Evangeline Downs opens 46-date Quarter Horse meet Wednesday

DRF | 4 days ago
Evangeline Downs turns its attention to Quarter Horse racing on Wednesday night. The Opelousas, La., track will open a 46-date meet that runs through Dec. 17. Read More...

Brown has two for Champagne

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Chad Brown said Sunday he will most likely run both Practical Joke, winner of the Grade 1 Hopeful, and Favorable Outcome, a sharp debut winner at Saratoga, in the Grade 1 Champagne at Belmont on Oct. 8. Read More...