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Pomeroy, Flashy Bull to Stand in Saudi Arabia

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Aysoob Stud Farm of Saudi Arabia has purchased Pomeroy and Flashy Bull to stand at Suliman ibn Zu'air Stud Farm in 2015. Read More...

Delta Downs Jackpot Daily Update: Pick 4 Score?

If you’re seeking a a great betting opportunity this weekend, look no further than Saturday’s card at Delta Downs. The track will host a special $200,000 guaranteed Pick 4 for races 4-7.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Meadowlands: Saturday 11/22 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Saturday 11/22 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Ex-Calder Racing Secretary Headed to Hialeah

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Former Calder Casino & Race Course racing secretary Mike Anifantis will join Hialeah Park next month as assistant racing secretary for its upcoming Quarter Horse meet. Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 11/22 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Saturday 11/22 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Pomeroy, Flashy Bull sold to stand in Saudi Arabia

DRF | 6 days ago
Stallions Pomeroy and Flashy Bull have been purchased by Saudi Arabian-based Aysoob Stud Farm, and will stand at Suliman ibn Zu’air Stud Farm in the same country during the 2015 breeding season. Pomeroy, a 13-year-old son of Boundary, previously stood at Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y., while Flashy Bull, an 11-year-old Holy Bull horse, resided at Penn Ridge Farm in Harrisburg, Penn. Read More...

Little change for 2015 Woodbine meet

DRF | 6 days ago
Woodbine has announced a 133-day Thoroughbred meet for 2015, which mirrors the 2014 schedule. Read More...

Balmoral: Saturday 11/22 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Saturday 11/22 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

New York to Act on New Medication Rules

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
New York regulators are ready to consider final revisions to rules specifying allowable testing threshold levels for two dozen medications used to treat Thoroughbreds in advance of races. Read More...

King: Cardinal favorites key in Churchill pick four

DRF | 6 days ago
If win wagering were the only way to bet Saturday’s Grade 2 Cardinal at Churchill Downs, I’d pass on the race. The reason being, the horses I like – I’m Already Sexy and Royal Fury – are the morning-line favorites, and unless they drift up from their prices of 3-1 and 5-1, respectively, neither looks like an overlay. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 11/22 analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Saturday 11/22 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Reneesgotzip retired

DRF | 6 days ago
The outstanding sprint mare Reneesgotzip has been retired, trainer Peter Miller said Thursday. Read More...

Breeders Crown: JK She’salady vies for a perfect year

DRF | 6 days ago
JK She’salady is making history. The precocious 2-year-old pacing filly has never been bested on the track and is seemingly one Breeders Crown victory at the Meadowlands on Saturday night from becoming the first ever 2-year-old filly to achieve Horse of the Year honors. Read More...

Cassatt Takes Advantage of Big Zia Park Day

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Cassatt and Jojo Warrior, both graded stakes winners, and Shanon Nicole, victorious in two $200,000 stakes in a row, top the cast entered for the "Land of Enchantment Day" card Nov. 26 at Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M. Read More...

Angelica Zapata targets graded win in My Charmer

DRF | 6 days ago
MIAMI – Angelica Zapata has won five stakes races over the last two seasons. But she has yet to record a graded stakes win, a hole in her r é sum é she hopes to fill in Saturday’s $100,000 My Charmer Handicap at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Stallion Stakes, plus return of Honor Code top card

DRF | 6 days ago
Divisions of the $125,000 New York Stallion Series races ostensibly share top billing on Saturday’s Aqueduct card as races 5 and 8 but will be overshadowed by the return of Honor Code in a $69,000 optional claimer that goes as race 6. Read More...

Dom the Bomb drops in as heavy favorite for Sun Power Stakes

DRF | 6 days ago
There are five horses, including one 800-pound gorilla, entered in the Sun Power Stakes on Saturday at Hawthorne Race Course. Read More...

Hovdey: Juddmonte Farms enjoying European awards success

DRF | 6 days ago
The season in Europe essentially ends with the Breeders’ Cup over here, after which a three-headed tally system is cranked up to determine the best of the best in seven divisional categories, plus Horse of the Year. The whole deal is sponsored by Cartier, which presents a very handsome equine statuette, although if given a choice, those honored might prefer one of the watchmaker’s extra large 47-millimeter Ballon Bleu Chronograph Diamond models, priced to move at $233,000. Read More...

UC-Davis Seeks Horse Management Survey Input

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Center for Equine Health at the University of California-Davis is seeking input from horse owners, trainers, riders, and veterinarians for an online survey on the management practices of all performance horse disciplines. Read More...

Motion Shipper Appealing Cat in Del Mar Debut

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Appealing Cat makes her first appearance in Southern California for trainer Graham Motion in search of a graded stakes victory in the renamed Red Carpet Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Del Mar turf Nov. 22. Read More...

Churchill to Resume Live Racing Nov. 21

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Following back-to-back cancellations because of a frozen racetrack, racing at Churchill Downs will resume at 12:40 p.m. EST Nov. 21 with its regularly scheduled 10-race program. Read More...

Lubash makes rare trip out of New York for Tropical Turf Handicap

DRF | 6 days ago
Lubash, who rarely ventures out of his native New York and never competes once they roll in the carpet at Aqueduct each fall, will try to become racing’s newest millionaire when he comes to south Florida for the first time to compete in Saturday’s $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Unbeaten Red Outlaw’s next step unclear

DRF | 6 days ago
Six starts into his career, Red Outlaw has six wins. He’ll be putting that unbeaten record on the line before this Del Mar meet ends, but whether it comes Sunday in the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes or next Saturday in the Grade 1, $300,000 Hollywood Derby is a question trainer Peter Miller hadn’t quite worked out the answer to as of Thursday morning. Read More...

Amoss always merits respect early in meet

DRF | 6 days ago
If history is any guide, the Tom Amoss barn may be poised for a big day Saturday at Fair Grounds, the second day of the 2014-2015 race meet. Read More...

Frankel filly sets Irish record weanling price

DRF | 6 days ago
A filly from the first crop of unbeaten champion Frankel hammered for about $2,258,624 (1.8 million euros) on Thursday at the Goffs November foal sale, setting a new Irish record price for a weanling at public auction. Read More...

Treasure Chest has talent-laden lineup

DRF | 6 days ago
Yahilwa and Spring in the Air were both supplemental entries to the $200,000 Treasure Chest at Delta Downs on Saturday and they figure to start as the respective first and second choices in a strong field of fillies and mares that includes defending champ Class Included and the up-and-coming Kiss to Remember. Read More...

Napravnik tops finalists for Woolf Award

DRF | 6 days ago
Rosie Napravnik, who recently announced her retirement from riding to start a family, heads a list of five riders named Thursday by Santa Anita as finalists for the 2015 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. Read More...

Talented shippers invade for big money in Delta Downs Jackpot

DRF | 6 days ago
There’s a simple reason the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot being run in the small town of Vinton, La., on Saturday afternoon has lured shippers from Southern California, Florida, and Kentucky. Read More...

Crist: Inquiries but no change at NYRA

DRF | 6 days ago
The New York Racing Reorganization Board last week held its first public discussion of the future structure of the sport in New York. While its ultimate recommendations remain a work in progress, the board’s discussion was notable and even encouraging for what it said it is not doing: There is no attempt to sell the enterprise to a private bidder, and there will be no decision by this group on the issue of closing Aqueduct Race Track. Read More...

Woodbine, Horsemen Announce 2015 Calendar

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have jointly announced Woodbine's 2015 Thoroughbred racing calendar. Read More...

THS: Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes at Delta Downs this weekend. This is a 2-year-old race that kicks off the Kentucky Derby trail. Read More...

Napravnik Among Five Woolf Award Finalists

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Veteran riders James Graham, Mike Luzzi, Leslie Mawing, and Corey Nakatani, along with the recently retired Rosie Napravnik are the 2015 finalists for the Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. Read More...

Oldest Secretariat stallion dies in Texas

DRF | 6 days ago
Country Side, believed to be the oldest living stallion by Secretariat, died Aug. 26 at Diamond J Farms in Needville, Texas, at the age of 29. Read More...

Penn National clocker gets fine, probation

DRF | 6 days ago
A clocker at Penn National Race Course who was indicted late last year by federal prosecutors for allegedly falsifying workout times was sentenced to one year’s probation and a $2,500 fine on Wednesday, according to court records. Read More...

Street Sense Colt Impresses in New York Debut

TDN | 6 days ago
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:33 PM ET 1st at AQU (Aqueduct)Msw ($60K)     Winner: Street Babe by Street Sense Street Babe (g, 3, Street Sense) unleashes powerful turn move t... Read More...

Take Charge Brandi looks to strengthen Eclipse Award credentials in Delta Princess

DRF | 6 days ago
Take Charge Brandi has more at stake in the Grade 3, $400,000 Delta Downs Princess on Saturday than just attempting to secure a first-place check as the race’s probable favorite. Read More...

A Jackpot Awaits at Delta Downs

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) and Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III). Read More...

Weekend Warrior for Nov. 22: Picks for Delta Mile, Tropical Turf, Cardinal

DRF | 6 days ago
I can’t resist Mystery Train here, even if the pace setup might not be ideal for him in the Delta Mile at Delta Downs. Read More...

Rockridge Stud Announces 2015 Stallion Fees

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y. has announced the stud fees for its 2015 roster of six stallions. Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Trinniberg carries the highest fee at $7,500. Read More...

Controversial newsletter publisher Musselman sues to have Churchill ban lifted

DRF | 6 days ago
Eddie Musselman, the publisher of the controversial newsletter “Indian Charlie,” has filed a lawsuit seeking a judgment that would keep Churchill Downs from enforcing a ban that denies him access to the grounds, according to court records. Read More...

Parx, jockeys discuss insurance waiver solution

DRF | 6 days ago
Attorneys representing Parx Racing in suburban Philadelphia and jockeys who ride at the track remain in discussions over a resolution to a dispute involving a waiver distributed by the track two weeks ago that many riders refused to sign, according to the attorney representing the track’s jockey colony. Read More...

Breeders Crown: Muddled sophomore pacing division comes down to the Crown

DRF | 6 days ago
The race for divisional honors could become clearer, or further muddled, depending on the outcome of Saturday’s $531,250 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old male pacers at the Meadowlands. Read More...

I’m Already Sexy game for Cardinal Handicap regardless of surface

DRF | 6 days ago
It’s been an eventful year for I’m Already Sexy, so why not a little bit more action? The 4-year-old filly figures to be the focus of the most attention leading into the Grade 3 Cardinal Handicap on Saturday at Churchill Downs, regardless of whether the race stays on turf. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from Nov. 15 – Nov. 19

DRF | 6 days ago
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

Regally Bred Frankel Filly Lives Up to Hype

TDN | 6 days ago
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 11:31 AM ET GOFNOV (Goffs November Sale)hip 897     Weanling F     Frankel (GB)--Finsceal Beo (Ire) (Mr. Greeley)    &nbsp... Read More...

Frankel Filly Fetches ?550,000 at Goffs November

TDN | 6 days ago
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 11:10 AM ET GOFNOV (Goffs November Sale)hip 885     Weanling F     Frankel (GB)--Discreet Brief (Ire)     550,000&nbs... Read More...

Los Alamitos Super Derby slated for Saturday

DRF | 6 days ago
The $972,100 Los Alamitos Super Derby, postponed three weeks to allow for extensive drug testing of the 10 finalists, will be run on Saturday with no changes to the field since time trials were run on Oct. 12. Read More...

Charles Town, Mountaineer Dates OK’d for 2015

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
West Virginia's two Thoroughbred tracks have been approved for a total of 430 racing dates for 2015, according to schedules approved Nov. 18 by the West Virginia Racing Commission. Read More...

Lucy’s Bob Boy a strong favorite to repeat in A Huevo Stakes

DRF | 6 days ago
Lucy’s Bob Boy disappointed his backers who sent him off as the 1-2 favorite in last month’s $450,000 West Virginia Breeders’ Classic. But he won’t have to contend with nemesis Russell Road in Saturday night’s $50,000 A Huevo Stakes at Charles Town. Read More...

Indiantown Sunrise should appreciate added distance in Glorious Song

DRF | 6 days ago
Indiantown Sunrise should enjoy the move out to seven furlongs in Saturday’s $125,000 Glorious Song, an open stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine. Read More...