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Peace and War to miss BC with injury

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

Colic: To Refer or Not to Refer

Blood-Horse | 3 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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...

A Toss Up ends drought in Los Alamitos Championship

DRF | 4 days ago
A Toss Up won his first stakes since April 2012 in Saturday’s $150,000 Los Alamitos Championship, earning a berth to the $600,000 Champion of Champions on Dec. 13. Read More...

Untapable Tops Worktab Sunday at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Untapable, who suddenly looms as a possible favorite in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) following the defection of Beholder, turned in a bullet five-furlong move at Santa Anita Oct. 19. Read More...

White Rose noses out Caroline Thomas in Dowager

DRF | 4 days ago
Turf specialist White Rose continued a productive streak for herself and for her ownership group by posting a narrow victory in the $125,000 Dowager Stakes on Sunday at Keeneland. Read More...

North Slope rallies to win by a neck in Bowl Game Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Late in his 4-year-old year, North Slope maybe has figured things out. After winning just two of his first 16 starts, North Slope now has won two straight, including Sunday’s $100,000 Bowl Game Stakes by a neck over the favored Slumber. It was a neck back to the pace-setting Micromanage in third. Read More...

Quality Road Gets Another Winner at Belmont

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 4:22 PM ET 7th at BEL (Belmont Park)Msw ($75K)     Winner: Overprepared by Quality Road Overprepared (Quality Road) becomes a TDN Rising Star for her ... Read More...

Hillstar Rallies for Pattison Canadian International Victory

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 4:04 PM ET 6th at WOX (Woodbine)GI Pattison Canadian International ($400,000)     Winner: Hillstar (GB) by Danehill Dancer (Ire) Hillstar (GB) (Danehi... Read More...

Tonalist works ‘absolutely perfect’ five furlongs for BC Classic

DRF | 4 days ago
Tonalist, the Belmont Stakes and Jockey Club Gold Cup winner, worked five furlongs in 1:00.56 over the Belmont main track Sunday morning in preparation for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. Read More...

Hillstar proves best in Canadian International

DRF | 4 days ago
Hillstar, the favored English invader, held off a charging Big Blue Kitten to capture Sunday’s $1 million Canadian International, from which morning-line favorite Brown Panther was scratched after getting loose in the warmup just prior to the 1 1/2-mile event. Read More...

Beholder Out of GI Breeders’ Cup Distaff

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 3:50 PM ET Beholder (Henny Hughes) out of the Breeders' Cup with a fever Read More...

Yonkers: Field set for $250K International Trot Preview

DRF | 4 days ago
On Sunday afternoon (10/19) Yonkers Raceway announced the field for the International Preview for older trotters. Sebastian K heads a field of eight slated to race 1 1/4 miles in the $250,000 event on October 25. Read More...

Close Hatches breezes four furlongs in preparation for BC Distaff

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Bill Mott admits the poor performance by Close Hatches in the Grade 1 Spinster two weeks ago still has him puzzled. But after watching his filly train Sunday at Belmont Park, he remains steadfast about giving her another chance in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, a race in which she finished second last year. Read More...

Dylan Thomas’s Dylan Mouth Earns Group 1 Glory

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 3:24 PM ET 4th at SRO (SAN SIRO)G1 Gran Premio Del Jockey Club (?209k)     Winner: Dylan Mouth (Ire) by Dylan Thomas (Ire) Dylan Thomas's Dylan Mouth ... Read More...

All In Fun Wins at Belmont

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 3:12 PM ET 5th at BEL (Belmont Park)Msw ($75k)     Winner: All In Fun by Tapit All In Fun (f, 2, Tapit) wins second out over the Belmont turf. Read More...

Hillstar Shoots to Canadian International Win

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
British invader Hillstar blasted to the lead approaching midstretch and held on firmly for victory under jockey Ryan Moore in the $1 million Pattison Canadian International (gr. IT) Oct. 19 on the Woodbine turf. Read More...

Busy morning of works for Breeders’ Cup hopefuls

DRF | 4 days ago
Sunday was a busy morning of workouts for Breeders’ Cup hopefuls on turf and the main track. Read More...

Stevens’ comeback ahead of schedule

DRF | 4 days ago
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens spent Saturday and Sunday morning exercising horses at Santa Anita and said he is planning a comeback from summertime knee-replacement surgery as early as November. Read More...

Two-Time Champion Beholder Out of BC Distaff

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Two-time champion Beholder spiked a temperature of 104 degrees the morning of Oct. 19 and will not be able to defend her title in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, trainer Richard Mandella said. Read More...

Shonan Pandora Wins Shuka Sho in Record Time

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Shonan Pandora nabbed the final jewel of Japan's Triple Crown for fillies in record time, striking at 10-1 odds in the Shuka Sho (Jpn-I) Oct. 19 at Kyoto while denying Yushun Himba (Jpn-I, Japanese Oaks) winner Nuovo Record. Read More...

Beholder will miss Breeders’ Cup Distaff

DRF | 4 days ago
Beholder is out of the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. The two-time champion filly spiked a temperature on Sunday, was treated with medication, and will not pre-enter the Distaff scheduled for Oct. 31 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Southern Honey Headed for Filly & Mare Sprint

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Ashbrook Farm's Southern Honey, runner-up in the Thoroughbred Club of America (gr. II) at Keeneland, will be pre-entered Monday, Oct. 20, in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I) to be run at Santa Anita. Read More...

Stephanie’s Kitten gets loose, but avoids injury

DRF | 4 days ago
Stephanie’s Kitten gave her connections a scare Sunday when she got loose following a workout at Belmont Park, but she was uninjured and remains on target for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita, trainer Chad Brown said Sunday. Read More...

Undrafted Drills 5 Furlongs for Turf Sprint

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Wes Welker's Undrafted worked five furlongs in :59 1/5, best of 27 at the distance, on the fast main track at Keeneland Oct. 19 as he prepares for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Santa Anita Park. Read More...