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Monmouth Park Says it Will Begin Taking Sports Bets Oct. 26

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 4:24 PM ET Monmouth Park says it will begin taking bets on sporting events Oct. 26. Read More...

Goldencents Turns in Key BC Dirt Mile Work

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
W. C. Racing's 2013 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) winner Goldencents breezed five furlongs Oct. 17 in preparation for a title defense at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Monmouth to offer sports betting Oct. 26

DRF | 3 days ago
Disregarding a federal challenge lodged by major professional sports leagues, Monmouth Park in New Jersey will begin offering betting on sports Oct. 26, the track said Friday. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Begins Monday

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky hopes its 2014 October yearling sale will continue to reflect market stability after it's record-breaking edition last year. Read More...

King’s preview: Pirate’s Trove in Raven Run

DRF | 3 days ago
With much of the country focusing on statebred stakes Saturday, Keeneland is the lone track to offer a graded stakes race. And it is a good one – the Grade 2 Raven Run, a $250,000, seven-furlong contest for 3-year-old fillies that drew both depth and quality. Thirteen fillies are entered, and seemingly at least five of them have about the same chance of winning. Read More...

NYRA Supports Proposed Medication Rules

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The New York Racing Association Oct. 17 expressed its full support of the New York State Gaming Commission's proposed rules on threshold limits for therapeutic medications on race day. Read More...

Hammersly: How I’d play Santa Anita on Sunday, Oct. 19

DRF | 3 days ago
The day appears set to get off to a chalky start. THREE BLONDES and SUSAN B GOOD have been knocking heads and taking turns beating one another on turf the past few months. The day’s opener appears to be in their hands. Read More...

NYRA pushes for uniform medication rules

DRF | 3 days ago
The New York Racing Association has submitted a letter to state regulators in support of a long-delayed set of rules that would align New York’s medication regulations with many other states on the Eastern seaboard. Read More...

‘Divine’ Debut at Keeneland

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 2:53 PM ET 4th at KEE (Keeneland)Msw ($56K)     Winner: Divine Dawn by Divine Park Divine Dawn (Divine Park) wired the field to don cap and gown at Ke... Read More...

Balmoral: Sunday 10/19 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Sunday 10/19 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Full to Adelaide Graduates at Redcar

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 2:37 PM ET 1st at RED (REDCAR)�5,000 IJF 50th Anniversary British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden S.     Winner: Puissant (Ire) by Galileo (Ire) Puissant (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a full to GISW Adelaide (Ire), powers to Redcar maiden success Read More...

Dime pick 10 makes its debut Monday

DRF | 3 days ago
A new 10-cent jackpot wager that requires a bettor to pick all 10 winners has been added to the menu for Gulfstream Park West and will be available only during the next four Mondays of racing during the Fall Turf Festival at the Miami track. Read More...

Bahamian Squall gets green light for Breeders’ Cup Sprint

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer David Fawkes said Friday that Bahamian Squall will return to Santa Anita to compete in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint for a second straight year. Read More...

Malibu Moon’s Stud Fee Unchanged in 2015

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington announced that Malibu Moon, currently 14th on the North American General Sire list, will stand for $95,000 live foal in 2015, the same fee he commanded this year. Read More...

Belardo Among Juvenile Standouts at Newmarket

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Prince Faisal's Belardo gamely speared between rivals and drew off to a convincing win the Oct. 17 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I), the most prestigious 2-year-old race in Great Britain. Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Live second-timers in spotlight

DRF | 3 days ago
There are several promising second-time-starting juveniles on this 10-race card of Polytrack races. Read More...

French invader Daraybi makes U.S. debut

DRF | 3 days ago
Daraybi won a minor stakes in France this year, two months before he was sold and sent to California. The colt’s French form and the way he has trained in recent weeks have left trainer Darrell Vienna and jockey Brice Blanc eager to run him in Sunday’s $75,000 Uniformity Stakes for 3-year-olds on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita. Read More...

Canada’s Up With the Birds Targets Japan Cup

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Sam-Son Farm's homebred Up With the Birds, Canada's Horse of the Year for 2013, is expected to make his next start in the prestigious $5.2 million Japan Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 30 at Tokyo Racecourse. Read More...

Hovdey: The show goes on without its star

DRF | 3 days ago
The Breeders' Cup will go on, although when it comes time to the run Mile, trainer Charlie LoPresti is forgiven if he finds something else to do, like mend a fence, check the sumps, or go sit in the corner of Wise Dan’s stall and dream of what might have been. Read More...

History Challenge: Shuttered tracks offer look into racing’s roots

DRF | 3 days ago
An old German proverb goes: “To change and to change for the better are two different things.” The first recognized racecourse in America opened in Long Island, N.Y., 350 years ago. It would be impossible to recount the tracks that have come and gone since that time. Read More...

Bright Thought Out of Breeders’ Cup Turf

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Bright Thought, winner of the John Henry Turf Championship (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park, will not run in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), trainer Phil D'Amato said Oct. 17. Read More...

Slumber looks for elusive stakes win

DRF | 3 days ago
Late in his career, Slumber looks to get his first North American stakes victory when he returns from a seven-month layoff in Sunday’s $100,000 Bowl Game Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

Stewards Find No Riding Errors in Fatal Spill

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Racing stewards in Indiana have found no riding infractions in the Tuesday, Oct. 14, spill in a race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in which apprentice jockey Juan Saez died. Read More...

Jarvis high on Lord Rosberg after Ascot Graduation performance

DRF | 3 days ago
Lord Rosberg may have lost to Blue Dancer in the $75,000 Ascot Graduation for 2-year-olds last Monday, but he proved that he is not just a one-trick pony and will be a force to be reckoned with in the local 3-year-old stakes division at Hastings next year. Read More...

Brown Panther shortens up for North American debut in Canadian International

DRF | 3 days ago
The 1 1/2-mile distance of Sunday’s $1 million Canadian International may be a little short for Brown Panther at this stage of his career, but that shouldn’t stop the world traveler from being an imposing presence in the 77th running of the Grade 1 turf fixture at Woodbine. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup tickets at Keeneland will be limited to 28,000

DRF | 3 days ago
Keeneland Racecourse is preparing to sell 28,000 reserved tickets for next year’s two-day Breeders’ Cup, track officials said Friday, a number that will guarantee the smallest crowd ever for the event’s marquee Saturday card. Read More...

Apprentice Jara fondly remembers Juan Saez

DRF | 3 days ago
Alexandra Jara, a five-pound apprentice who recently moved her tack to New York, was a classmate of Juan Saez at the Laffit Pincay Jockey School in Panama. Read More...

Maiden winner Combat Diver eyes Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

DRF | 3 days ago
Combat Diver, a maiden winner at Belmont on Oct. 3 at Belmont Park, is being pointed to the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, trainer Gary Contessa said Friday. Read More...

Looking like Breeders’ Cup Mile for Better Lucky

DRF | 3 days ago
Better Lucky, a multiple Grade 1 winner on turf against females, will most likely take on males in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile on Nov. 1, trainer Tom Albertrani said Friday. Read More...

Belle Gallantey taking shot at Breeders’ Cup Distaff

DRF | 3 days ago
Belle Gallantey, the former claimer turned two-time Grade 1 winner, will try to complete her rags-to-riches story when she runs in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita on Oct. 31. Read More...

Mount Nelson’s Berkshire Swoops for Darley Triumph

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 12:58 PM ET 7th at NKT (NEWMARKET)G3 Darley S.     Winner: Berkshire (Ire) by Mount Nelson (GB) Sultan Ahmad Shah's Berkshire (Ire) (Mount Nelson {GB}... Read More...

Goldencents puts in final major Breeders’ Cup work

DRF | 3 days ago
Goldencents worked a sharp five furlongs in 59 seconds at Santa Anita on Friday for the final start of his career in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile here on Oct. 31. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton October: Rare white Thoroughbred to be offered

DRF | 3 days ago
When one takes a horse to auction, the hope is usually that he or she will stand out from the crowd. Painted Patchen will have no trouble doing just that. The Thunder Gulch colt will be 12th registered white Thoroughbred offered at a North American public auction since 1999 when he goes through the ring on Wednesday at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale. Read More...

Iotapa Could Take Hronis From Claim to Fame

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
With a pair of grade I victories under her belt, a track she likes, and early or tactical speed her rivals must contend with, Hronis Racing's Iotapa looms a threat in this year's $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I). Read More...

Court returns from broken hand with Wednesday victory

DRF | 3 days ago
Jon Court capped a long, painful comeback by winning the Wednesday feature aboard the favored Honey Lake, marking his first victory since he broke his hand in a spill in the final race on Kentucky Derby Day at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Barretts cancels November racing age sale

DRF | 3 days ago
Barretts will not conduct a horses of racing age sale at Del Mar on Nov. 8 as previously scheduled, according to the sale company’s general manager, Kim Lloyd. Read More...

Favorites go down on Future Champions Day

DRF | 3 days ago
All the Grade 1 favorites fizzled on Future Champions Day at Newmarket, with Ivawood’s second-place finish in the Middle Park Stakes the top showing from any of the best-fancied 2-year-olds in action Friday. Read More...

Unrivaled looks strong despite unusual loss

DRF | 3 days ago
You almost had to see it to believe how Unrivaled, ridden by Rosie Napravnik, was beaten in the first race Wednesday at Keeneland. Read More...

Sharp’s training career gets off to fast start

DRF | 3 days ago
If Joe Sharp were a racehorse, he might be one of the best sprinters in the world. Read More...

Inimitable Romanee tries to get back to form in Dowager

DRF | 3 days ago
Some races at Keeneland this fall have been contested by rather short fields, most notably in lower-end races on the new dirt surface. As for stakes races on either surface, however, they’ve held sway as bright spots. Read More...

WV Taking Industry Approach on Racing Dates

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The West Virginia Racing Commission is moving forward with a plan to fashion legislation that would allow flexibility on racing dates and perhaps new gambling offerings to generate revenue for the industry. Read More...

Pedigree Analysis: Street Cry’s Legacy

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Street Cry deserves to be remembered for his ability as a racehorse and for his part in developing a uniquely international branch of the Mr. Prospector male line. Read More...

Goldstryke Glory back on Polytrack for Ontario Fashion

DRF | 3 days ago
Goldstryke Glory will return to Polytrack after three consecutive starts on turf for Sunday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Ontario Fashion Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Hammersly: Pick three play at Santa Anita for Saturday, Oct. 18

DRF | 3 days ago
The final pick three of the day (races 7-9) at Santa Anita may involve two maiden races but neither seems inscrutable, as can often be the case. They sandwich a competitive grass event where you may find a price. Read More...

TimeformUS Weekend Plays: The Raven Run

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays for the G2 Raven Run at Keeneland. Read More...

Banner Day for Lope de Vega as Belardo Claims Dewhurst Glory

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 11:27 AM ET 5th at NKT (NEWMARKET)G1 Dubai Dewhurst S.     Winner: Belardo (Ire) by Lope de Vega (Ire) Prince A A Faisal's Belardo (Ire) (Lope de Vega... Read More...

Women in Racing: ‘I Caused a Sensation, I Know It’

In the process of researching our piece on important, early female owners from the pages of history, I came across a couple of owners who did not campaign influential horses but made international... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

Calgary Cat seeks to strengthen credentials in Nearctic Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Calgary Cat could stamp himself as a contender for Canadian champion male sprinter with a win in Sunday’s Grade 2, $300,000 Nearctic Stakes over six furlongs on turf at Woodbine. Read More...

Senor Rojo sharp heading into Harbour View

DRF | 3 days ago
Senor Rojo figures to be tough to handle when he runs Sunday in the $32,000 Harbour View Stakes at Hastings. Nine horses will go in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds and up who have not won $26,500 in 2014, but the Grade 3 winner Senor Rojo is in a class by himself. Read More...

Galileo’s Together Forever Registers Fillies’ Mile Success

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 10:50 AM ET 4th at NKT (NEWMARKET)G1 Dubai Fillies' Mile     Winner: Together Forever (Ire) by Galileo (Ire) Susan Magnier silkbearer Together Forever... Read More...