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Alternation Gets First Win 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...

Del Mar single-ticket pick six jackpot climbs to $82,395

DRF | 3 days ago
The single-ticket jackpot carryover in the pick six will start at $82,395 at Del Mar when racing resumes Wednesday. Read More...

Sparkman: Run Away provides another boost to late City Zip line

DRF | 3 days ago
The late City Zip, who died earlier this year, was seriously underrated – both as a racehorse and a sire – throughout most of his life. 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...

Skye Diamonds triumphs in Rancho Bernardo Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Skye Diamonds has earned $389,100 for owners Tom Acker, Allen Racing, Bloom Racing, and Jon Lindo since she was claimed for $40,000 at Del Mar last August. The latest installment was the $60,000 first-place purse from Sunday’s Grade 3 Rancho Bernardo Handicap for fillies and mares at 6 1/2 furlongs at Del Mar. Read More...

Field Set for Rio Grande Senor Futurity

On The Low Down, a two-time stakes winner trained by Todd Fincher for owners Dale Taylor, Bobby McQueen, and Suzanne Kirby, is one of nine confirmed finalists to the Septembe 4, $135,395 Rio Grande Senor Futurity (R) for state-bred colts and geldings a... Read More...

Field Set for Rio Grande Senor Futurity

On The Low Down, a two-time stakes winner trained by Todd Fincher for owners Dale Taylor, Bobby McQueen, and Suzanne Kirby, is one of nine confirmed finalists to the Septembe 4, $135,395 Rio Grande Senor Futurity (R) for state-bred colts and geldings a... Read More...

Field Set for Rio Grande Senor Futurity

On The Low Down, a two-time stakes winner trained by Todd Fincher for owners Dale Taylor, Bobby McQueen, and Suzanne Kirby, is one of nine confirmed finalists to the Septembe 4, $135,395 Rio Grande Senor Futurity (R) for state-bred colts and geldings a... Read More...

Field Set for Rio Grande Senor Futurity

On The Low Down, a two-time stakes winner trained by Todd Fincher for owners Dale Taylor, Bobby McQueen, and Suzanne Kirby, is one of nine confirmed finalists to the Septembe 4, $135,395 Rio Grande Senor Futurity (R) for state-bred colts and geldings a... Read More...

Little Doe leads all the way in Wine Country Debutante

DRF | 3 days ago
Little Doe ($15.60) broke sharply and was never headed as she won her stakes debut in the $65,075 Wine Country Debutante at the Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa on Sunday. Read More...

Thermistor holds off Fortified Effort in Gold Rush Futurity

DRF | 3 days ago
Thermistor withstood a stretch challenge from Fortified Effort to win the $100,000 Gold Rush Futurity by three-quarters of a length Sunday at Arapahoe Park. Read More...

Soul Streit scores touchdown for owner Kirk Herbstreit

DRF | 3 days ago
College football season begins in a couple of weeks, and preparation for that kept Kirk Herbstreit from being at Del Mar on Sunday to watch the first horse he’s ever owned, Soul Streit, make his debut. But he was on the phone to trainer Bob Baffert immediately after the race, with shouts of joy after Soul Streit stamped himself as a possible Del Mar Futurity prospect with an eye-catching victory. Read More...

Fast Gator, Gone Shoppin Top Senorita Futurity Finalists

Fast Gator and Gone Shoppin won Saturday’s two 5 1/2 furlong Rio Grande Senorita Futurity (R) trials for New Mexico-bred 2-year-old fillies at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Fast Gator, Gone Shoppin Top Senorita Futurity Finalists

Fast Gator and Gone Shoppin won Saturday’s two 5 1/2 furlong Rio Grande Senorita Futurity (R) trials for New Mexico-bred 2-year-old fillies at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Fast Gator, Gone Shoppin Top Senorita Futurity Finalists

Fast Gator and Gone Shoppin won Saturday’s two 5 1/2 furlong Rio Grande Senorita Futurity (R) trials for New Mexico-bred 2-year-old fillies at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Fast Gator, Gone Shoppin Top Senorita Futurity Finalists

Fast Gator and Gone Shoppin won Saturday’s two 5 1/2 furlong Rio Grande Senorita Futurity (R) trials for New Mexico-bred 2-year-old fillies at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Trainer Cox stays hot as Tiger Moth takes Groupie Doll

DRF | 3 days ago
After winning stakes last weekend at Saratoga, Mountaineer, and Louisiana Downs, trainer Brad Cox won a 2017 stakes race at yet another track Sunday when Tiger Moth swooped to victory in the Grade 3, $100,000 Groupie Doll at Ellis Park. Read More...

Bonita goes last to first in Panama City Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Bonita closed from last to first for a three-quarter-length win over highweight Josdesanimaux in the $50,000 Panama City Handicap on Sunday at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

True Cinder makes Horizon Stakes 6th straight win

DRF | 3 days ago
The outcome was never in doubt as True Cinder took on two familiar fillies and a field of males in the $75,000 Horizon Stakes for Ohio-accredited 3-year-olds Sunday evening on the Belterra Park turf. The filly wired the field for a 5 3/4-length score, earning a chart comment that read “tons best” as she posted her sixth consecutive victory. 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...

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 Aug. 13 $200,000 Saratoga Special Stakes Presented by Coors Light (G2).  Read More...

Hard Aces to skip Pacific Classic, run in Del Mar ‘Cap

DRF | 3 days ago
Next weekend, Hard Aces is expected to start in Saturday’s Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap at 1 3/8 miles on turf - and not the Grade 1 Pacific Classic at 1 1/4 miles on dirt the same day. Read More...

Copper Bullet rebounds with Saratoga Special victory

DRF | 3 days ago
Copper Bullet rebounded from a troubled-trip second in the Grade 3 Bashford Manor at Churchill Downs with a perfect outside stalking trip that he used to record a four-length victory in Sunday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Saratoga Special. Read More...

Copper Bullet rebounds with Saratoga Special victory

DRF | 3 days ago
Copper Bullet rebounded from a troubled-trip second in the Grade 3 Bashford Manor at Churchill Downs with a perfect outside stalking trip that he used to record a four-length victory in Sunday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Saratoga Special. Read More...

Tioga Downs: Sophomore pacers set fields for Empire Breeders Classic finals

DRF | 3 days ago
Empire Breeders Classic eliminations for 3-year-old pacers of both sexes took place on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs, and while the favored fillies delivered, a pair of public choices were defeated on the colts side of the ledger. Read More...

Tioga Downs: Sophomore pacers set fields for Empire Breeders Classic finals

DRF | 3 days ago
Empire Breeders Classic eliminations for 3-year-old pacers of both sexes took place on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs, and while the favored fillies delivered, a pair of public choices were defeated on the colts side of the ledger. Read More...

Melmich edges Are You Kidding Me at Seagram Cup wire

DRF | 3 days ago
The mighty little Melmich came wide from well back to collar Are You Kidding Me on the wire in Sunday’s Grade 3, $129,250 Seagram Cup Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Melmich edges Are You Kidding Me at Seagram Cup wire

DRF | 3 days ago
The mighty little Melmich came wide from well back to collar Are You Kidding Me on the wire in Sunday’s Grade 3, $129,250 Seagram Cup Stakes at Woodbine. 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...

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...

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...

TimeformUS Saratoga Horses in Focus for Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

DRF | 3 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Monday's card at Saratoga. Read More...

TimeformUS Saratoga Horses in Focus for Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

DRF | 3 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Monday's card at Saratoga. Read More...

Eight Takeaways From The 2017 Jockey Club Round Table

The Jockey Club held its 65th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing on Sunday at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Speakers presented on a variety of topics,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

Tioga Downs: Plunge Blue Chip clocks a track record for a rookie trotting filly

DRF | 3 days ago
Plunge Blue Chip stayed undefeated from four starts and picked up the second track record of her 2-year-old season after winning the last of three $37,966 New York Sire Stakes events for trotting fillies on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs. Read More...

Tioga Downs: Plunge Blue Chip clocks a track record for a rookie trotting filly

DRF | 3 days ago
Plunge Blue Chip stayed undefeated from four starts and picked up the second track record of her 2-year-old season after winning the last of three $37,966 New York Sire Stakes events for trotting fillies on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs. Read More...

Banke: ‘Craft Our Narrative And Rebuild The Foundation Of Integrity’ Through Federal Legislation

Barbara Banke, owner of Stonestreet Farm and chairman and proprietor of Jackson Family Wines, delivered the following remarks in support of the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 at Sunday's Jockey... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Del Mar handle and field size up, but attendance down vs. 2016

DRF | 3 days ago
Del Mar reached the halfway point of its summer meeting over the weekend with a gain in handle and field sizes, but a decline in attendance compared to the same period in 2016. Read More...

Del Mar handle and field size up, but attendance down vs. 2016

DRF | 3 days ago
Del Mar reached the halfway point of its summer meeting over the weekend with a gain in handle and field sizes, but a decline in attendance compared to the same period in 2016. 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...

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 rallying cry for legislation that would overhaul oversight of horse racing’s drug testing and medication rules. 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...

Accelerate, Collected post final works for Pacific Classic

DRF | 3 days ago
Accelerate and Collected, two of the leading contenders for the Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic next Saturday, both turned in their final works for the race on Sunday morning at Del Mar in a style indicating their fondness for this track has not wavered. Read More...

PR Special Fasig-Tipton Saratoga NY-Bred Sale: Big, Bad Dynaformer

This PR Special for the second and final session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-Bred Yearling Sale concludes our series, “Exceeding Beyond Expectations,” focusing on influential stallions who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] 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...

Jockey Club renews push for federal legislation to regulate medication, drug testing

DRF | 3 days ago
The Jockey Club is doubling down on its support for legislation that would put in place a federal framework for the sport’s regulation of medication and drug testing, and it will do so without the support of large horsemen’s associations. Read More...