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Mohawk: Horses to watch from May 19 – May 23

DRF | 4 days ago
Horses to watch from Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Art Auction to Benefit Bright Futures Farm

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Fast Market was a stakes winner in Canada, and resides at Bright Futures Farm in Pennsylvania, which provides reschooling and retirement, primarily for Thoroughbreds. The auction will benefit Bright Futures Farm. Read More...

Woodward, Hancock to Racing Hall of Fame

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Arthur B. "Bull" Hancock Jr. and William Woodward Sr. have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame as the 2016 Pillars of the Turf selections. Read More...

Alter strongly invested in Curlin’s offspring

DRF | 4 days ago
Happy Alter currently has seven progeny of Curlin in his stable, including Curlin's Princess, who will be among the favorite's in Friday's $44,000 allowance feature at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Beholder puts pedal to the metal in Vanity drill

DRF | 4 days ago
Beholder was allowed to rock and roll Wednesday at Santa Anita, where she posted a dazzling five-furlong work in preparation for the Grade 1 Vanity Mile on June 4. Read More...

Monmouth: Food trucks and stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Monmouth Park has stakes Saturday, Sunday, and Monday this holiday weekend. It is also Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival weekend at the track. Read More...

Distance, not talent, the issue for O’Neill juveniles

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Doug O'Neill has two runners in a maiden special weight race at 4 1/2 furlongs at Santa Anita – Mr. Louis and Secret House. While O'Neill thinks each is capable of winning on Friday, he is more encouraged by their long-term prospects. Read More...

Second Summer’s changes for the better

DRF | 4 days ago
Two decisions made last winter have changed the career of Second Summer, who won his first stakes in the $200,345 Californian Stakes last Sunday. Second Summer was gelded and was switched from races on turf to the main track. Read More...

Mining Diamonds still testing which surface she prefers

DRF | 4 days ago
Mining Diamonds will start against winners for the first time in a first-level optional $75,000 claimer on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita on Friday. The race will help trainer Peter Miller determine whether Mining Diamonds is best suited to races on the main track or turf. Read More...

Lone Curlin sells for $225k at F-T Midlantic

DRF | 4 days ago
Two days after his son Exaggerator won the Preakness Stakes, sire Curlin reaped immediate benefits at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic juvenile sale. His lone offering sold to George A. Mellon for $225,000 out of the consignment of bloodstock agent Bobby Dodd. Read More...

Belmont Fan Bash to Be Held June 9

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Tickets are $15 in advance and provide the opportunity to celebrate the Belmont Racing Festival, highlighted by the Belmont Stakes, as well as provide donations to the two Thoroughbred retirement organizations. Read More...

Florida Won, Are You Kidding Me in Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Are You Kidding Me, last year's Sovereign Award winner for champion older horse, is set to make his second start of the year in the Eclipse Stakes (Can-II) Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. Read More...

Court Order Has Preciado Racing Again at Parx

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
While Pennsylvania gets its new horse racing regulator in place, multiple graded stakes-winning trainer Ramon Preciado, who is accused of six clenbuterol positives in April and May at Parx Racing, continues to win races. Read More...

Tepin begins gearing up for Royal Ascot

DRF | 4 days ago
Tepin will breeze Saturday morning at Churchill Downs as the standout turf mare begins serious preparations for her much-awaited next start in the June 14 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. Read More...

Upstart adds blinkers and smokes half-mile

DRF | 4 days ago
Last Saturday, while the racing world was focusing on the Preakness, Upstart blitzed four furlongs in 46.06 seconds over the Belmont Park main track. He wore blinkers for the work and will wear blinkers for the first time in a race in the Met Mile. Read More...

NYRA Privatization Bill Filed

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Senate bill proposes a 15-member board with a mix of private and public representatives. Read More...

Effinex gets heavy lifting out of the way

DRF | 4 days ago
The Stephen Foster Handicap is still more than three weeks away, but probable race favorite Effinex had his most serious workout for the race on Wednesday, drilling seven furlongs in 1:27.40 over the Belmont Park training track. Read More...

Study may determine fate of Pimlico, Preakness

DRF | 4 days ago
Sal Sinatra, president of Pimlico operator the Maryland Jockey Club, said that he and Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of the Stronach Group, which owns Pimlico and Laurel Park, may have jumped the gun last year when they talked about moving the Preakness. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Exaggerator stretches legs; Nyquist stays at Pimlico with fever

DRF | 4 days ago
In the wake of the highly disappointing news that Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will miss the 148th Belmont Stakes because of an illness, the other 3-year-olds being pointed to the June 11 classic at Belmont Park are continuing unaffected with their preparations. Read More...

Sister Blues first starter for Lucky Seven-Cox team

DRF | 4 days ago
Their Mackin family and Brad Cox have their first starter as an owner-trainer team on Friday at Churchill Downs, where the homebred Sister Blues will go postward in the $52,000 eighth race as a top contender following a sharp runner-up finish last month at Keeneland. Read More...

Thirty on Breeders’ Cup Members Ballot

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Thirteen of the 30 individuals on the ballot for election as Breeders' Cup members are seeking re-election to the 39-member board, the organization announced May 25. Read More...

Click Here To Cheat? Online Peddlers Of Racehorse Snake Oil Go Largely Unchecked

A plain brown package arrived at the doorstep of Dr. Mary Scollay, equine medical director for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. There was no return address label. No packing slip. According to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

Making the Grade: Exaggerator’s Belmont Shot

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Exaggerator has only two off-the-board finish in 11 starts, and should have stamina from Curlin. One concern about his chance at the Belmont distance comes from his female family, with his dam and her dam both being winners only in sprints. Read More...

Alert Bay to skip All American, stick to turf

DRF | 4 days ago
Fifteen runners were nominated for Monday's Grade 3, $100,000 All American at Golden Gate Fields. But there's one familiar name missing. Alert Bay, winner of the Grade 3 San Francisco Mile, was not nominated to the All American. Read More...

Hemlock Channel finds good comeback spot

DRF | 4 days ago
Turf racing is in full swing at Woodbine. A mixed bag of 11 $40,000 claimers will clashon turf in Friday's seventh race over 6 1/2 furlongs, including the comebacker Hemlock Channel. Read More...

Nyquist Improving; Exaggerator Jogs Two Miles

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Reddam Racing's Nyquist the morning of May 25 was improving after an elevated white blood cell count and fever, while Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Exaggerator jogged two miles on the main track at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Nine Honored at Walk of Champions Gala

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Two horses and seven people were inducted May 24 into the Arcadia Historical Society Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions. Read More...

Strong second session, $1 million filly boost Fasig-Tipton Midlantic

DRF | 4 days ago
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale rebounded with a strong second and final session on Tuesday, led by a $1 million filly by phenomenal young sire Uncle Mo who was the second-highest-priced horse in sale history. Read More...

Fast Uncle Mo Filly Tops F-T Midlantic Sale

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
With an Uncle Mo filly selling for a sale-topping $1 million, the two-day Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale that was expanded in numbers this year concluded May 24 with a record gross. Read More...

Finger Lakes Horsemen Call for Support

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
After months of saying Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack is at risk of closure, the organization representing horsemen at the upstate New York track have begun a statewide ad campaign. Read More...

Yonkers: Missile J has tough task from post 8 in Rooney Final

DRF | 5 days ago
Ken Jacobs has enjoyed his share of success in harness racing, both on the national stage and at home in New York. He has campaigned horses such as Dan Patch Award winner Heston Blue Chip and stakes-winners Kenneth J. Now he hopes he can add Missile J to the list in the future. Read More...

Mohawk: Thursday 5/26 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 5/26 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 5/26 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Thursday 5/26 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

VLT clawbacks in Cuomo’s NYRA reorganization plan

DRF | 5 days ago
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to re-privatize the New York Racing Association includes a provision to pull some of the revenue racing receives from the casino at Aqueduct, according to a watch group based in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More...

A Shin Hikari romps in Prix d’Ispahan

DRF | 5 days ago
A Shin Hikari, a Group 1 winner in Hong Kong last December, assumed the role of favorite for the $1.09 million Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 15 with an emphatic win in Tuesday’s $280,000 Prix d’Ispahan at Chantilly Racecourse in France. Read More...

Hall of Fame induction for museum members only

DRF | 5 days ago
Citing a high demand and limited available seating, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will limit attendees to this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony to museum members only. Read More...

Party at the Preakness

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A wet day didn't stop the party for fans at Pimlico for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). The action on the track and infield made for one of the best parties in sports as Exaggerator avenged his earlier losses to Nyquist. Read More...

Uncle Mo Filly Brings $1 Million at F-T Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
An Uncle Mo filly who had one of the fastest pre-sale workouts was purchased May 24 by trainer Linda Rice for $1 million to become the first horse to reach the seven-figure mark at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale. Read More...

Possible NYRA Plan Concerns Saratoga Group

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A Saratoga Springs Thoroughbred group is blasting a plan for the future of the New York Racing Association that it claims is being circulated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Read More...

Friesan Fire Colt Tops Midlantic at $825,000

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Action picked up midway through the second day of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale when a Friesan Fire colt became the new sale topper at $825,000 and a Speightstown colt sold for $500,000. Read More...

Friesan Fire Colt Brings $825,000 at F-T

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Action picked up midway through the second day of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale when a Friesan Fire colt became the highest price so far at $825,000, while a Speightstown colt sold for $500,000. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Ticket Pre-Sale Begins

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The pre-sale period runs from May 24 through June 5 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Tickets go on sale to the general public June 6. Read More...

Parx: Six more clenbuterol positives for Preciado

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Ramon Preciado, who has appealed a 270-day suspension for two clenbuterol overages at Parx Racing last fall, had six more clenbuterol positives at Parx between March 1 and April 12 of this year, according to rulings issued by the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission. Read More...

Yonkers: Posts drawn for $300,000 Art Rooney Pace

DRF | 5 days ago
Post positions have been drawn for a pair of Yonkers Raceway’s premier stakes for the 3-year-old pacers. Read More...

Preakness TV Rating Grows 6%

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
About a half million more viewers tuned in to watch Exaggerator deliver Nyquist his first loss than watched American Pharoah in 2015. Read More...

‘Lifetime Of Work’ Produces Classic Victory For Keith Desormeaux

For more than 20 years, Keith Desormeaux labored in relative obscurity in horse racing's trenches, far from the glory of the Pimlico infield winner's circle that Exaggerator brought him to after... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

JRHA Releases Select Sale Catalog

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Japan Racing Horse Association sale will be July 11-12 Read More...

Derby Runner-Up Commanding Curve Retired

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
West Point Thoroughbreds' Commanding Curve has been retired from racing and will begin retraining for a second career with Olympic level three-day event rider Phillip Dutton, according to a May 24 release. Read More...

Ruidoso Downs Opens 60 Day Meet Friday

Ruidoso Downs will open its 60-day meet with a 15-race program consisting of 350-yard trials for the Grade 1, $1-million Ruidoso Futurity. Post time for the first race is set for 12:30 p.m. (MDT). Read More...

Fornatale: Feeder contests for horseplayers hungry to make a score

DRF | 5 days ago
DRF is launching its new tournament site this week. In addition to housing all of the BCQualify, DRFQualify, and NHCQualify events under one roof, the big news is that we will now be running feeder contests during the week. Read More...