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Fault, Sweeping Paddy Head Pin Oak Valley View

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Recent graded stakes winners Fault and Sweeping Paddy headline the Oct. 20 $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (G3T). A full field of 14 3-year-old fillies plus one also eligible are entered for Keeneland's 1 1/16-mile turf event. Read More...

An American In Newmarket: In The Shadow Of A Castle, Highclere Yearlings Prepare To Shine At Sale

Flipping through the catalogue for Tattersalls' premier October Sale of yearlings is a slightly different experience than browsing offerings at an American sale. The horses' catalogue pages are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo... Read More...

Violence’s 2018 Fee Set at $25,000

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced Oct. 17 a stud fee increase for second-ranked freshman sire Violence to $25,000, with a live foal stands and nurses guarantee. Read More...

Twirl Supplemented to Keeneland November Sale

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Twirl, a full sister to Irish and French highweight Misty For Me, dam of multiple group 1 winners Roly Poly and U S Navy Flag, has been supplemented to Keeneland's 2017 November breeding stock sale. Read More...

The Week in Photos 10/17/2017

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, Fillies Mile, Pattison Canadian International, Shuka Sho and more. Read More...

Janney Stands by Criticism of Pennsylvania

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A request by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture for Stuart Janney III to retract his recent criticisms of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission saw the Jockey Club chairman reiterate his disapproval Oct. 17. Read More...

Jockey Club’s Janney Stands by Criticism of Pennylvania

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A request by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture for Stuart Janney III to retract his recent criticisms of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission saw the Jockey Club chairman reiterate his disapproval Oct. 17. Read More...

Admirals War Chest targets Maryland Million Classic three-peat

DRF | 4 days ago
October has been a big month for owner-breeder Stephen Sinatra, who sold the $300,000 topper at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall yearling sale. On Saturday at Laurel Park, Sinatra will try to set a Maryland Million record when Admirals War Chest shoots for his third consecutive win in the Classic. Read More...

Arizona mixed sale catalog available

DRF | 4 days ago
The catalog for the 2017 Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Association fall mixed sale is now online, with 103 horses on offer prior to supplemental entries. Read More...

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending Oct. 15, 2017

DRF | 4 days ago
Each week, TimeformUS Chief Figure Maker Craig Milkowski takes a look back at the weekend’s graded stakes and releases the TimeformUS Speed Figures for these races. Read More...

Some in Tieme, Hardest Core Seek Sycamore Score

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The grade 3 Sycamore Stakes at Keeneland Oct. 19 features two top-level winners in Hardest Core and Some in Tieme, defending champ Renown, and rising turf runners Big Bend, Final Copy, and Canessar. Read More...

Janney Responds To Pennsylvania Commissioner: ‘There Were Indeed Regulators Asleep On The Job’

Stuart S. Janney III, chairman of The Jockey Club, has responded to a letter from Russell C. Redding – Pennsylvania's Secretary of Agriculture and chairman of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Gross up, average down at Indiana sale

DRF | 4 days ago
The 2017 Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association fall Thoroughbred sale saw improvements in gross returns but a lower average sale price, topped by a $15,500 Caiman gelding. Read More...

Hong Kong selections for Wednesday, October 18

DRF | 4 days ago
Hong Kong selections for Wednesday, October 18 at Happy Valley. Read More...

A Look at World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Committee

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Committee determines figures that will serve as the final Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings of 2017.  Read More...

Celebration of Life Planned for Florida Horseman Parker

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A celebration of life is planned Oct. 21 for Elmer Leland (Lee) Parker Jr., who died Aug. 31 in Crystal River, Fla., at age 78. Read More...

Sparkman: Gulch enjoys revival with Woodbine stakes wins

DRF | 5 days ago
The Fappiano, Smart Strike, Gone West, Forty Niner, Seeking the Gold, and Machiavellian branches of the Mr. Prospector male line are all recognized as major players on the international stage, but male-line descendants of Mr. Prospector’s 1988 champion sprinter Gulch have not earned the same panache. Thus, it was interesting to see granddaughters and great-granddaughters of Gulch win two of the biggest races in Canada over the weekend. Read More...

Into Mischief Colt Tops Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A weanling colt by popular sire Into Mischief topped a record-setting renewal of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall sale Oct. 16 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More...

Always Dreaming Will Race in 2018

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The 3-year-old colt from the first crop of Bodemeister was found to have stomach ulcers after the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), and was recently cleared of the ulcers by veterinarians. He will return to training in November. Read More...

Monticello: New York Sire Stakes consolations take place

DRF | 5 days ago
Monticello Raceway played host to the New York Sire Stakes consolation events for 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers on Monday afternoon, and drivers Dan Dube and Jason Bartlett and trainer Linda Toscano all posted two wins in the $50,000 races. Read More...

An American In Newmarket: Yearling Sales Across The Pond

The Paulick Report is pleased to introduce a series taking American readers behind the scenes of a yearling sale at Tattersalls in Newmarket, Suffolk, England.  Although many elements of a yearling... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming to race in 2018

DRF | 5 days ago
Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming will race as a 4-year-old in 2018, it was announced in a press release late Monday afternoon. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed sale posts record average, median

DRF | 5 days ago
The 2017 edition of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed sale was statistically the strongest in its brief history, finishing with a record average sale price, record-tying median, and a $170,000 Into Mischief colt becoming the most expensive horse ever sold at the auction. Read More...

Heza Dasha Fire captures Los Alamitos Championship

DRF | 5 days ago
Heza Dasha Fire won the $125,000 Los Alamitos Championship for the second consecutive year Sunday, solidifying his position as California’s leading older Quarter Horse. Read More...

Surging Best Step stands out in Queen’s Road Central Handicap

DRF | 5 days ago
Best Step, the 4-year-old gelding, has become a different horse the last six months in Hong Kong. Read More...

Mondialiste Retired, to Stand at Elwick Stud

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Dual grade 1 winner Mondialiste has been retired from racing and will stand at Geoff Turnbull's Elwick Stud in Northern England, the farm announced Oct. 15. Read More...

Hall of Famer Inside Information dies at 26

DRF | 5 days ago
Hall of Famer Inside Information died Saturday at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky., from natural causes due to old age. She was 26. Read More...

Cosentino memorial service scheduled

DRF | 5 days ago
There will be a memorial service for John Cosentino, a lifelong racetracker who died Oct. 6, Monday at the Krauss Funeral Home in Franklin Square, N.Y. Read More...

Brown, Wilson Recognized for Efforts at Hermitage

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
In Excellence in Preservation Awards announced Oct. 16 by Preservation Kentucky, Brown and Wilson were awarded the Linda Bruckheimer Excellence in Rural Preservation Award. Read More...

Volume 48 of General Stud Book Published

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Volume 48 of the General Stud Book has been published and records Thoroughbred foalings in Great Britain and Ireland from 2013 to 2016. Read More...

Hall of Famer Inside Information Dies

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Hall of Fame runner and 1995 champion older mare Inside Information died Oct. 14 at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky. from natural causes due to old age. She was 26. Read More...

Gold sees another gem in Blonde Bomber

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Stanley Gold is hopeful he might have another Awesome Feather on his hands in Blonde Bomber, who will head to Del Mar for the 2017 Juvenile Fillies off an impressive victory two weeks ago in the one-mile Our Dear Peggy Stakes. Read More...

Trout loads up on Oklahoma Classics program

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer C.R. Trout said he could have six to eight starters on Friday night's Oklahoma Classics program at Remington Park. Read More...

Caberneigh, Asmussen’s senior citizen, seeks second win of year

DRF | 5 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen collects antiques. But we're not talking Pennsylvania Dutch furniture or coins from foreign lands. Asmussen's antiques are horses – such as the 12-year-old Caberneigh. Read More...

Glyshaw, en route to Breeders’ Cup, was not far from abyss

DRF | 5 days ago
Bullards Alley's win margin of 10 3/4 lengths in the Canadian International on Sunday was the largest in the race's grand history, and the 114 Beyer Speed Figure his performance produced is the highest turf number in North America this year. Read More...

Keeneland handle declines leveling off

DRF | 5 days ago
Total handle on races at Keeneland Racecourse this meet is off 8.6 percent from last fall's robust figures, but the declines have slowed over the last couple of live race dates after plummeting during the first full weekend in the face of calls to boycott the track because of its recent takeout increase. Read More...

Irap continues recovery after surgery

DRF | 5 days ago
Irap continues to recuperate at the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., three weeks after having surgery to repair the fractured sesamoids of his left front leg. Read More...

Siblings of Successful Graduates Accent Barretts Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Siblings of stakes winners Zakaroff, Continental Divide, and Ismelucky are cataloged for the Barretts' Fall sale of yearlings and horses of all ages being held Oct. 17. Read More...

Siblings of Successful Graduates Accent Barretts Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Siblings of stakes winners Zakaroff, Continental Divide, and Ismelucky are cataloged for the Barretts' Fall sale of yearlings and horses of all ages being held Oct. 17. Read More...

Recent track trends will be tested Thursday at Santa Anita

DRF | 5 days ago
Significant changes this fall at Santa Anita include a main track that is markedly slower compared to previous meets, and a turf course being used with greater frequency. Read More...

Class relief may be key for All in Fun

DRF | 5 days ago
After facing the likes of Hawksmoor, Grand Jete and Off Limits, All in Fun appears to get some class relief in Thursday's multi-condition turf allowance feature at Belmont Park. Read More...