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Alert Bay, G. G. Ryder expected for San Francisco Mile

DRF | 4 days ago
Golden Gate Fields hosts its biggest weekend of the year Saturday and Sunday when it runs a trio of turf stakes – the Grade 3, $100,000 San Francisco Mile on Saturday and a pair of $100,000 races Sunday, the Campanile for 3-year-old fillies and the Silky Sullivan for 3-year-olds. Read More...

Diodoro brings nearly two dozen horses to New York

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Robertino Diodoro has had success in Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, and Minnesota. Now, he has his sights set on New York, where he has set up shop with 22 horses for the Belmont Park spring/summer meet that begins Friday. Read More...

I’m a Chatterbox retired, will be bred to Medaglia d’Oro

DRF | 4 days ago
Three-time Grade 1 winner I'm a Chatterbox has been retired, her connections reported this week. A daughter of Munnings who raced as a homebred for Fletcher and Carolyn Gray, I'm a Chatterbox will visit Darley stallion Medaglia d'Oro before this breeding season concludes. Read More...

ABR Talks with Mike Langford, Owner of Untrapped

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Mike Langford claimed his first horse in 1987. Since then, he has experienced success in Thoroughbred ownership on a modest budget. Read More...

Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Stewards Under Scrutiny For Summary Suspensions

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Grade 1 winner Private Zone retired to Old Friends

DRF | 4 days ago
Private Zone, a standout runner in the United States and Panama, has been retired to Old Friends Equine Retirement in Georgetown, Ky. Read More...

Jade Girl First Winner for Power Broker

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Hill 'n' Dale Farms-based stallion Power Broker picked up his first winner April 21 when Jade Girl won a maiden-claiming race at Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico City. Read More...

Kentucky Derby pedigree analysis: McCraken

DRF | 4 days ago
Kentucky Derby pedigree analysis: McCraken Read More...

Hastings paddock sale, preview this weekend

DRF | 4 days ago
The second annual Hastings paddock sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age will take place following the last race Sunday. Read More...

Stronach Group Supports Bill to Bring in USADA

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A pair of U.S. Congressmen plan to re-introduce legislation that would aim for uniform medication standards in horse racing by giving the USADA oversight of equine drug polices, and that legislation is supported by The Stronach Group. Read More...

After five years, Tapit atop Kentucky Derby points list

DRF | 4 days ago
The Kentucky Derby's points system, which replaced graded stakes earnings as the method for sorting out contenders, completed its fifth year of prep races this spring. The system's half-decade in existence has provided an interesting snapshot of which stallions were most proficient in siring the archetypical Derby prospect. Read More...

Mike Tirico to take over as host of NBC’s Triple Crown broadcasts

DRF | 4 days ago
Mike Tirico, the NBC sportscaster who hosted his first racing broadcast last year, will take over hosting of NBC’s Triple Crown broadcasts this year from longtime host Tom Hammond. Read More...

Coming in Hot has the streaking Wright on his side

DRF | 4 days ago
Blaine Wright was the leading trainer at Emerald Downs for the first time last year, and if he continues the torrid pace he's on at the current meet there is an excellent chance he'll repeat. Wright could add another victory in Friday's feature with Coming in Hot. Read More...

Arles gives Motion good shot at another Bewitch

DRF | 4 days ago
Another eventful spring meet will come to a relatively quiet end Friday at Keeneland, where Graham Motion stands a good chance to resume his domination of the traditional closing-day feature, the Bewitch Stakes. Read More...

Gale Force preps for Selene in Friday allowance

DRF | 4 days ago
Grade 3 Mazarine Stakes winner Gale Force returns to Woodbine on Friday in the featured first race, an open allowance route that serves as the prep for the Grade 3 Selene Stakes. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Most Charming

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The industry could use a few more guys like Bob Lewis Read More...

Yonkers: Tight Lines heads down the road in Bonus Trotting Final

DRF | 4 days ago
The race wasn’t officially over after the draw, but even those that weren’t behind the eight-ball were in fact behind the eight-ball. From the pylons, Tight Lines deferred to a couple of early leavers before taking over from Golden Son (Jason Bartlett) and heading down the road. Read More...

Pocono: Checkmate Time shines in 2017 debut

DRF | 4 days ago
Trotters of both sexes raced in three $15,000 divisions of Bobby Weiss Series action on Tuesday at The Downs and Mohegan Sun Pocono, with the distaffs going in their fourth and final prelim, while the males contesting their third prelim round action. Read More...

Welder runs win streak to four in TRAO Classic Sprint

DRF | 4 days ago
Welder was bet like a sure thing in the $55,000 TRAO Classic Sprint Stakes on Tuesday at Will Rogers Down, and he ran like one, too, drawing away to a four-length victory, his fourth win in a row. Read More...

OBS Spring: Opening session shows large gains

DRF | 4 days ago
The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. spring 2-year-olds in training sale came into this year’s edition with plenty of momentum on its side and lived up to expectations Tuesday, with an opening session that showed gains across the board and was led by a $685,000 colt from the first crop of Orb. Read More...

Report from April 2017 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, April 13. Read More...

OBS April First Session Soars

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
With brisk across-the-board trade, the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring sale of 2-year-olds in training kicked off with double-digit increases in gross and average. Read More...

Tirico to Host NBC’s Triple Crown Coverage

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Mike Tirico, who was recently named NBC's primetime Olympics host, will be taking the Triple Crown hosting reins from Tom Hammond, an award-winning member of NBC Sports' horse racing team for more than three decades. Read More...

Derby Wins of the Triple Crown Victors: Whirlaway

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A BloodHorse Magazine recap of the Kentucky Derby won by Whirlaway that ran in the May 10, 1941 issue. The story, written by BloodHorse staff, carried the headline of, "No Doubt About It." Read More...

Derby Wins of the Triple Crown Victors: Sir Barton

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A Thoroughbred Horse Association Bulletin recap of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes won by Sir Barton that ran in the May 1919 issue. The story is a staff report recap of Sir Barton's Derby and Preakness wins. Read More...

Derby Wins of the Triple Crown Victors: Secretariat

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A BloodHorse Magazine recap of the Kentucky Derby won by Secretariat that ran in the May 14, 1973 issue. The story, written by Edward L. Bowen, carried the headline of, "Resumption of a Legend." Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 4/27 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Thursday 4/27 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Derby Wins of the Triple Crown Victors: Seattle Slew

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A BloodHorse Magazine recap of the Kentucky Derby won by Seattle Slew that ran in the May 16, 1977 issue. The story, written by Edward L. Bowen, carried the headline of, "You Can't Run With That Horse and Beat Him." Read More...

Derby Wins of Triple Crown Victors: War Admiral

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A BloodHorse magazine (issue of May 15, 1937) recap of War Admiral's 1937 Kentucky Derby victory. Read More...

Creative Cause Filly Sells for $575,000

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A daughter of Creative Cause was purchased by Peter Brant's White Birch Farm for $575,000 to become the second-highest priced offering on the April 25 first day of the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale. Read More...

Derby Wins of Triple Crown Victors: Affirmed

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A BloodHorse magazine (issue of May 15, 1937) recap of Affirmed's 1978 Kentucky Derby victory. The story carried the headline, "Like He Always Does." Read More...

Derby Wins of Triple Crown Victors: Gallant Fox

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A BloodHorse magazine (issue of May 24, 1930) recap of Gallant Fox's 1930 Kentucky Derby victory. Read More...

Derby Wins of Triple Crown Victors: American Pharoah

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A BloodHorse magazine (issue of May 9, 2015) recap of American Pharoah's 2015 Kentucky Derby victory. The story carried the headline, "A Part of History, American Pharoah allows Ahmed Zayat to enter the Derby winner’s circle." Read More...

Mohawk: Thursday 4/27 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 4/27 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Derby Wins of Triple Crown Victors: Count Fleet

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A BloodHorse magazine recap of Count Fleet's Kentucky Derby win that ran in the May 8, 1943 issue of BloodHorse. A staff report, the story carried the headline, "War Derby." Read More...

Derby Wins of Triple Crown Victors: Citation

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A BloodHorse magazine recap of Citation's Kentucky Derby win from the May 8, 1948 issue. The story, written by Alex Bower, carried the headline, "Calumet, Jones, and Arcaro Pitch Another Shutout in the Derby." Read More...

Derby Wins of Triple Crown Victors: Assault

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A BloodHorse Magazine recap of Assault's victory in the 1946 Kentucky Derby from the May 11, 1946 issue. The story, written by Alex Bower, carried the headline, "A Horse Race and a Picnic, the 72nd Kentucky Derby." Read More...

Derby Wins of the Triple Crown Victors: Omaha

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A BloodHorse Magazine recap of the Kentucky Derby won by Omaha that ran in the May 11, 1935 issue. The story is a staff report that carried the to-the-point headline of, "The Kentucky Derby." Read More...

Buyers Shouldn’t Overlook OTTBs With Racing Injuries

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Dreams of conquering a four-star course or cruising around a show ring aboard a stylish, square-kneed hunter, ending the day with a plethora of blue ribbons, are familiar for many equestrians. Read More...

The Week in Photos 4/25/2017

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
H.K. Jockey Club Community Trophy, Dixiana Elkhorn, Charles Town Classic, California Stakes, Power Of Music, Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare, Capistrano, Illinois Derby, Whimsical and more. Read More...

Derby, Oaks Notes, from Churchill Downs, April 25

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Peacock Racing Stables' Gunnevera, a three-time graded stakes winner and a millionaire in his young career, took his first steps on the main track at Churchill Downs on Tuesday morning with exercise rider Victor Farrel aboard. Read More...

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending Aoril 23, 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...

Orb Colt Grew Up, Brought $685,000 at OBS

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
An Orb colt purchased as a yearling for $30,000, reflecting his small size brought a high bid of $685,000 from Three Chimneys Bloodstock, as agent, during the April 25 first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training auction. Read More...

Lady Foghorn leads Indiana honorees

DRF | 4 days ago
Lady Foghorn, who concluded last season with a victory in the Grade 2 Falls City Handicap at Churchill Downs, has been named the Indiana Horse of the Year by the Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. Read More...

Private Zone Retired to Old Friends

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Multiple grade 1 winner Private Zone has been retired to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement facility in Georgetown, Ky, Old Friends founder Michael Blowen said April 25. Read More...

Harness: USTA launches new mobile site

DRF | 4 days ago
The U.S. Trotting Association announced the relaunch of a new and improved mobile site at m.ustrotting.com on Tuesday (April 25). Read More...

Woodbine master plan to include expanded gaming, entertainment and shopping

DRF | 4 days ago
Woodbine Entertainment Group has unveiled the master plan for the Woodbine Racetrack property, in the northwest corner of Toronto. Read More...

Multiple Grade 1 Winner I’m a Chatterbox Retired

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's gritty homebred I'm a Chatterbox will transition into her second career, as a broodmare whose first visit will come this season to Darley stallion Medaglia d'Oro. Read More...

Ten Off-Track Thoroughbreds Expected for Rolex Kentucky

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A week before the Kentucky Derby takes place about 75 miles to the west, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event kicks off a busy few weeks for equestrians in the Bluegrass from April 27-30. Read More...

Dodd’s Tiznow Colt Attracting Attention at OBS

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Bobby Dodd’s consignment to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales includes a striking son of Tiznow that is one of the buzz horses of the auction that began April 25. Read More...