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Eagle fine after Lecomte flop, likely to run in Risen Star

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Neil Howard said Eagle had come out of his seventh-place finish in the Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds in apparently good physical condition. Howard said he and owner-breeder Will Farish plan to push on to the Grade 2 Risen Star on Feb. 21 unless Eagle gives Howard cause to think otherwise in coming weeks. Read More...

State Control of NYRA May Be Extended

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing an extension of the state's control period over the New York Racing Association for up to an additional year. Read More...

Ramseys Have Top Kitten’s Joy Contender

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Appropriately, Ken and Sarah Ramsey have a top contender in the Jan. 24 Kitten's Joy Stakes at Gulfstream Park, a race named for their prolific stallion. Read More...

Brown Seeks to Extend Sweetest Chant Success

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Trainer Chad Brown will seek to continue his recent dominance in the Sweetest Chant Stakes (gr. IIIT) Jan. 24 at Gulfstream Park when he saddles Consumer Credit in the one-mile turf stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

Old Friends will benefit from NHC Charity Challenge

DRF | 4 days ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Wednesday that it will be hosting the NHC Charity Challenge as part of Saturday’s festivities at the National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas. Read More...

Ruidoso Thoroughbred Championship purse boosted to $100,000

DRF | 4 days ago
The purse of the Ruidoso Thoroughbred Championship has been raised from $60,000 to $100,000 and will be the showcase race for older Thoroughbreds at the New Mexico track this summer. Read More...

Irish import Ernest Shackleton finds softer spot

DRF | 4 days ago
The Eddie Logan Stakes at Santa Anita on Dec. 27 was a learning experience for the Irish colt Ernest Shackleton. Read More...

Cape Premier Yearling Sale Set for Jan. 22

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
One of South Africa's major yearling sales, Cape Thoroughbred Sales' Cape Premier yearling sale, is scheduled to get underway Jan. 22 in Cape Town. Read More...

Deadline for Naming Foals Approaching

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Jockey Club reminds owners and breeders that a valid attempt to name foals of 2013 must be made by Feb. 1 to avoid a $100 late fee. Read More...

Penn National Cancels Live Racing

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Live racing at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has been cancelled for Wednesday, Jan. 21, due to an impending winter storm expected in the central Pennsylvania region. Read More...

Hot trainers send out sharp horses in allowance

DRF | 4 days ago
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Trainers Gary Gullo and Michelle Nevin have both won at a high percentage this winter at Aqueduct. In Friday’s feature, Gullo and Nevin send out two of the protagonists in a contentious second-level optional claimer for New York-bred fillies and mares going six furlongs over the inner track. Read More...

Defending champ among 10 players to watch at National Handicapping Championship

DRF | 4 days ago
The field for the 2015 National Handicapping Championship is the strongest one ever assembled, with 519 individual participants, with at least 82 having a second qualifier, and eight former champions in the field. Let’s take a look at 10 players to watch. Read More...

NHCQualify.com offers two ways to play along with the NHC this weekend

DRF | 4 days ago
Players looking to follow along with everything happening at the National Handicapping Championship need not only be spectators. NHCQualify.com is offering two opportunities to “Play Along with the NHC” this weekend. Read More...

Four contenders hard to separate in Friday’s feature

DRF | 4 days ago
Scuba and Coach Fridge come into Friday’s feature race at Laurel Park off first-level allowance victories. Going to Market and River Rush will be available for the $25,000 optional claiming price. Sorting them out isn’t easy. Read More...

Decisions pending on Bluegrass Singer, Dom the Bomb

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainers Marcus Vitali and Larry Rivelli found themselves in similar situations after entries were drawn for Saturday’s program, both having cross-entered their best 3-year-olds in the Grade 2 Holy Bull and Grade 3 Hutcheson. The Holy Bull is at 1 1/16 miles, and the Hutcheson is at seven furlongs. Read More...

Zito hopeful Frammento can step it up in Holy Bull

DRF | 4 days ago
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Nick Zito has run 25 horses in the Kentucky Derby since he had his first Derby starter 25 years ago. That’s an average of precisely one per year, and if Zito has his way, he’ll maintain that nice round number through this year. Read More...

West Coast Regional: Perfect Ten

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
David Mowat's Ten Broeck stable has the glow of success. Read More...

Marks: Rocklamation highlights the need for more accurate sales data

DRF | 4 days ago
Rocklamation went through the ring at the January Mixed Sale at The Meadowlands on January 19th attracting a top bid of $360,000. Initially some industry sites listed her as sold, but she was actually a buy back by some factions of her former ownership group. Read More...

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Barbados Rides Hot Streak into Hutcheson

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Barbados, winner of the Jan. 3 Spectacular Bid Stakes, heads the Jan. 24 Hutcheson Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. The 3-year-old son of Speightstown will break from post seven of eight going seven furlongs. Read More...

Instant Racing Under Scrutiny in Idaho

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Instant Racing, a pari-mutuel form of electronic gaming in which the outcome is determined by previously run horse races, is under scrutiny in northern Idaho. Read More...

Brad Free’s Horses to Watch

DRF | 4 days ago
Brad Free's Santa Anita Horses to Watch Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 7:29 PM ET Japan topped the Longines World's Best Racehorse standings with Just a Way (Jpn) (Heart's Cry... Read More...

First Foal for Overanalyze Born in Louisiana

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The first reported foal for WinStar Farm's Overanalyze is a filly, born Jan. 18 at Red River Farm in Coushatta, La. Read More...

Bridesmaid Skipalute to Bid for Forward Gal

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Skipalute may still be a maiden, but in her last start she finished second to a champion and could be the one to beat in the $200,000 Forward Gal Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 24 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Lexie Lou a finalist for multiple Sovereign Awards

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Mark Casse could win his seventh Sovereign Award for outstanding trainer, and a number of horses from his stable could win divisional titles, as the Jockey Club of Canada released the finalists for the 40th Sovereign Awards on Tuesday. Read More...

Live Chat – Friday, January 23 at NOON EST

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Join us to talk about this weekend's racing, including the Holy Bull. Read More...

Florida Thoroughbred Farm Managers to host charity stallion season auction

DRF | 5 days ago
The Florida Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ “Horsemen Helping Horsemen” annual charity stallion season auction will be held Jan. 21-23. Read More...

Helmet Tests Revealing for Jockeys’ Guild

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Helmet tests conducted by the Jockeys' Guild have revealed the dangers of riding with a helmet that previously has been involved in a spill and also offered initial evidence that a thin skull cap could help improve safety. Read More...

Just a Way – Longines World’s Best Racehorse

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Just a Way wins the 2014 Longines World's Best Racehorse. Read More...

Meadowlands: Thursday 1/22 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Thursday 1/22 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Escapedfromnewyork dies at age 10

DRF | 5 days ago
Escapedfromnewyork, a resident of Old Friends Equine Retirement in Georgetown, Ky., died Sunday from a heart attack brought on by colic at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in nearby Lexington. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 1/22 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Thursday 1/22 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 1/22 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 1/22 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Spring At Last Sold to Saudi Interests

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Grade I-winning millionaire Spring At Last has been purchased by Prince Sultan bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Kabeer, who will relocate the 12-year-old son of Silver Deputy to Saudi Arabia, where he'll stand stud in 2015. Read More...

Seabiscuit Saddle Brings $104,260 at Auction

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Jockey Red Pollard's race-worn saddle from Hall of Fame racehorse Seasbiscuit has sold for $104,260, Lelands auction house announced Jan 20. Read More...

Spring At Last sold to Saudi Arabia

DRF | 5 days ago
Grade 1 winner and sire Spring At Last has been purchased by H.H. Prince Sultan bin Mohammed Saud Al Kabeer and will stand in Saudi Arabia. Read More...

Upstart Launches 3YO Campaign in Holy Bull

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Ralph M. Evans' New York-bred Upstart is slated to embark on his much-anticipated 3-year-old campaign Jan. 24 in the $400,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Court to ride Take Charge Brandi for Martha Washington

DRF | 5 days ago
Jon Court has the mount on Take Charge Brandi in the $100,000 Martha Washington at Oaklawn on Jan. 31, trainer D. Wayn Lukas said Tuesday. Read More...

Lexie Lou Nominated for Two Sovereign Awards

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Queen's Plate and Woodbine Oaks winner has been nominated for top 3-year-old filly and female turf horse honors. The Jockey Club of Canada has announced all the Sovereign Award finalists for its 17 championship divisions. Read More...

Track Executives Work to Promote Jockeys

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A pair of racetrack executives outlined plans to promote jockeys, and promote horse racing through the use of riders, at this year's Jockeys' Guild Assembly Jan. 19-20 in Hollywood, Fla. Read More...

Trainers not pleased with new 14-day run-back rule

DRF | 5 days ago
In response to 13 equine fatalities in the first 25 full cards – and two races of another program – over Aqueduct’s inner track, the New York Racing Association last Friday announced four new protocols it hopes will enhance safety. One of those protocols prohibits trainers from running a horse back within 14 days of its previous start. Read More...

Far Right eyes Southwest or Rebel

DRF | 5 days ago
Far Right’s win in the first 3-year-old prep on Oaklawn’s road to the Kentucky Derby delighted his trainer, Ron Moquett. Not only is he excited to have a promising horse in the barn, but the win in the $150,000 Smarty Jones on Monday came in Moquett’s home state of Arkansas. Read More...

First Foal Reported for Champ Shanghai Bobby

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The first reported foal for champion Shanghai Bobby is a colt, born Jan. 16 at Coolmore's Creekview Farm near Paris, Ky. Read More...

Acceptance, Tough Sunday in Cal Cup Derby

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Multiple stakes winner Acceptance, who is unbeaten in three starts for trainer Don Warren, and impressive maiden winner Tough Sunday headline a field of eight Jan. 24 in the California Cup Derby at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Top Decile, West Coast Belle to regroup

DRF | 5 days ago
Nothing appears to be amiss with Top Decile, who finished sixth as the even-money favorite in the Silverbulletday Stakes, or with West Coast Belle, who was fourth at odds of 2-1 in that race. Read More...

International Star, War Story point to Risen Star

DRF | 5 days ago
International Star was back at trainer Mike Maker’s barn in Florida looking no worse for the wear after successfully shipping to New Orleans, where he won the Grade 3, $200,000 Lecomte by 2 1/2 lengths Saturday at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup hires Pettigrew as senior vice president of marketing

DRF | 5 days ago
Bryan Pettigrew, the head of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s group-purchasing program for the past three years, has been hired as the senior vice president for marketing and sponsorship at the Breeders’ Cup, the companies said Tuesday. Read More...

Alert Bay Heads Cal Cup Turf Classic

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Fresh off his most prestigious career win and in search of his fifth consecutive victory, Alert Bay heads a field of 12 older horses bred or sired in California in the $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic Jan. 24. Read More...

Ivan Fallunovalot could have the edge among comebackers

DRF | 5 days ago
The bit of recency Ivan Fallunovalot has on fellow comebacking stakes winners Brewing, Hogy, and Jake Mo in Thursday’s eighth race might give him an edge in a competitive $50,000 optional claimer at six furlongs. He is one of five stakes winners in the field, with three of his chief rivals making their first starts since May. Read More...