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Mr. Z Drops Blinkers for Louisiana Derby

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Zayat Stables' Mr. Z will lose his blinkers for the $750,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) March 28 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Positive ROI Report for Monday, March 23

DRF | 4 days ago
Download positive ROI trainer statistics for Monday's cards at Mountaineer Park, Mahoning Valley Racecourse, Parx Racing, Sunland Park, Turf Paradise, and Will Rogers Downs. The report features top trainer angles, top trainer/jockey combinations, and profitable betting angles based on a trainer's record in similar situations. Read More...

Firing Line cruises to dominant Sunland Derby victory

DRF | 4 days ago
The strength and depth of California’s Kentucky Derby prospects looks even better when those horses ship out of town, and Firing Line certainly did his part to gloss that image Sunday with a runaway 14 1/4-length victory in the Grade 3, $800,000 Sunland Derby here at Sunland Park. Read More...

Moreno Targeting New Orleans Handicap

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Moreno, a homebred grade I winner for Southern Equine Stable, will head to Fair Grounds for the New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) March 28, trainer Eric Guillot said. Read More...

Firing Line Romps in the Sunland Derby

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2015 8:09 PM ET 11th at SUN (Sunland Park)GIII Sunalnd Derby ($800,000)     Winner: Firing Line by Line of David Firing Line (Line of David) takes the GIII S... Read More...

Maybellene Wins Sunland Oaks Via Callback DQ

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Callback crossed the wire first, a neck ahead of fellow Bob Baffert trainee Maybellene, but was disqualified for interfering with another runner in the $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks. Read More...

Unfettered heads 1-2 finish for Dominquez in Thomas Memorial

DRF | 4 days ago
Horses trained by Henry Dominguez locked up the exacta in the $100,000 Bill Thomas Memorial at Sunland Park on Sunday, when Unfettered beat the late-running Isn’t He Clever to the wire by 2 1/4 lengths. Read More...

Firing Line Crushes Field in Sunland Derby

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Arnold Zetcher's Firing Line threw his hat emphatically into the ring of Triple Crown contenders with a dominating victory in the $800,000 Sunland Derby (gr. III) March 22 at Sunland Park. Read More...

Maybellene is Put Up in the Sunland Oaks

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2015 7:11 PM ET 9th at SUN (Sunland Park)Sunland Oaks ($200,000)     Winner: Maybellene by Lookin At Lucky Maybellene (Lookin At Lucky) is put up in the Sunl... Read More...

Callback’s DQ gives Sunland Oaks win to stablemate Maybellene

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert won the $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks on Sunday for the fifth straight time, and seventh overall, but described his victory with Maybellene, via disqualification of his other filly, favored Callback, as “just an awkward, awkward situation.” Read More...

Wild in the Saddle wins first stakes in Dream of Summer

DRF | 4 days ago
Wild in the Saddle, the former $5,000 claimer, won her first stakes in her 34th career start in Sunday’s $98,000 Dream of Summer Stakes for California-bred fillies and mares at Santa Anita. Read More...

Firing Line Stamps Ticket for Kentucky With Decisive Sunland Derby Win

Making his first start outside of California, Arnold Zetcher’s Firing Line scored his first stakes victory in the 1 1/8-mile, $800,000 Sunland Derby (G3) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Mar. 16 – Mar 18

DRF | 4 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Northfield, Dover, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from Mar. 18 – Mar. 19

DRF | 4 days ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 3/23 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 3/23 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Monday 3/23 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 3/23 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Zenyatta foal Cozmic One could make debut in April

DRF | 4 days ago
Cozmic One, the first foal out of the 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, could make his career debut in April, trainer John Shirreffs said Sunday. Read More...

Rutile sparks memories of Giacomo in debut maiden win

DRF | 4 days ago
Rutile sparked decade-old memories of her older half-brother, Giacomo, when the 4-year-old filly won a maiden race in her career debut Saturday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Ashleyluvssugar impresses connections with patience

DRF | 4 days ago
Ashleyluvssugar won his graded stakes debut in Saturday’s $200,750 San Luis Rey Stakes at 1 1/2 miles on turf at Santa Anita. The fact that the 4-year-old gelding won a Grade 2 and did so in a turf marathon is a point of amazement for trainer Peter Eurton. Read More...

Prominent owner-breeder Don McNeill dies at 63

DRF | 4 days ago
Don McNeill, a prominent breeder and owner from Edmond, Okla., died Saturday morning in California. He was 63. Read More...

Ron the Greek to Miss Dubai World Cup

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Ron the Greek, a multiple grade I winner in the U.S. who now races in Saudi Arabia, will miss the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 28 because of an unspecified injury. Read More...

Turco Bravo scores longshot victory in Stymie

DRF | 4 days ago
After watching Turco Bravo run a decent third in a stakes race at Gulfstream Park West last October, trainer Gary Contessa convinced an ownership group to purchase him privately. Read More...

Turco Bravo Breaks Through in Stymie Stakes

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Chilean-bred Turco Bravo landed his first North American win in the $100,000 Stymie Stakes March 22 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Key Race Report for Monday, March 23

DRF | 5 days ago
Download a list of horses exiting races where two or more of the competitors have come back to win their next starts. Monday's report features races from Mountaineer Park, Mahoning Valley Racecourse, Parx Racing, Sunland Park, Turf Paradise, and Will Rogers Downs. Read More...

Dubai Sky nominated to Triple Crown series after Spiral triumph

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Bill Mott was in New York on Sunday morning and will be on his way to Dubai on Monday. But he may now have a reason to put Kentucky on his itinerary for the first Saturday in May. Read More...

Late Triple Crown Nominations Due March 23

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The late nomination period for this year's Triple Crown ends March 23 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Thereafter, 3-year-olds can be made eligible only through supplemental nomination fees. Read More...

VanMeter Victory at Oaklawn a Family Affair

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Will VanMeter's sixth career victory as a trainer was one for the family. Read More...

Bill Would Protect Purses at Finger Lakes

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Legislation has been introduced in both houses of the New York legislature to require the owners of a future commercial casino to make whole any losses suffered by horsemen and breeders at nearby Finger Lakes. Read More...

El Kabeir sharpens for Wood Memorial

DRF | 5 days ago
As the New York winter struggles to evolve into spring, this circuit’s heartiest 3-year-old soul, El Kabeir, continues to thrive, working five furlongs in 59.97 seconds Sunday morning over the Belmont Park training track. Read More...

Road to the Derby analysis: Spiral Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
DUBAI SKY won his fourth straight race and transferred his good turf form to Polytrack with this victory, which gave him enough points be assured of a starting spot in the Kentucky Derby on May 2. Although he was not an original nominee to the Triple Crown for $600 earlier this year, his connections had until 48 hours after the Spiral to put up $6,000 to make him eligible at the second deadline, and 24 hours before the deadline, it was announced – to no one’s surprise – that he would be nominated. Read More...

Field Set for Colts and Geldings Division of Copper Top Futurity

Seasalt N Vinegar, a gelding by the Valid Appeal stallion Seacliff owned and trained by Barbara Brown, is one of 10 New Mexico-bred colts and geldings who have qualified to the colts and geldings division of the April 13, $55,000-added Copper Top Futur... Read More...

Positive ROI Report for Sunday, March 22

DRF | 5 days ago
Download positive ROI trainer statistics for Sunday's cards at Aqueduct, Fair Grounds, Fonner Park, Golden Gate, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Laurel Park, Los Alamitos, Mountaineer Park, Oaklawn Park, Parx Racing, Rillito, Santa Anita, Sunland Park, Tampa Bay Downs, Turfway Park, and Turf Paradise. The report features top trainer angles, top trainer/jockey combinations, and profitable betting angles based on a trainer's record in similar situations. Read More...

King: How I’d play Gulfstream on Sunday, March 22

DRF | 5 days ago
Sunday’s card at Gulfstream has a couple value plays that have this horseplayer intrigued. Read More...

Key Race Report for Sunday, March 22

DRF | 5 days ago
Download a list of horses exiting races where two or more of the competitors have come back to win their next starts. Sunday's report features races from Aqueduct, Fair Grounds, Fonner Park, Golden Gate, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Laurel Park, Los Alamitos, Mountaineer Park, Oaklawn Park, Parx Racing, Rillito, Santa Anita, Sunland Park, Tampa Bay Downs, Turfway Park, and Turf Paradise. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2015 10:32 PM ET Rosehill Gardens played host to a quintet of Group 1 races Saturday, headlined by the Golden Slipper S... There... Read More...

Yonkers: Older pacers put on a show in opening round of Levy series

DRF | 5 days ago
P H Supercam made his return to the Levy series a winning one, taking advantage of the pole position and a pocket-trip to vault past a stubborn Foiled Again and score in 1:53 flat at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night. Polak A, Warrawee Needy, Michaels Power and Beach Memories took the other four divisions. Read More...

Firing Line Seeks Victory in Sunland Derby

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Sunland Derby (gr. III) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Dubai Sky handles surface switch to win Spiral Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Continuing a recent trend of Florida invaders dominating the Spiral Stakes, Dubai Sky transferred his top grass form from Gulfstream Park to synthetic to take Saturday’s Grade 3, $535,750 Spiral at Turfway Park over the track’s Polytrack strip. Read More...

Brother to Indian Blessing Gets First Winner

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Shug's Hope won the sixth race at Sunland Park March 21 and became the first winner for New Mexico stallion Shame On Charlie, a full brother to dual champion filly Indian Blessing. Read More...

Ashleyluvssugar Plays Spoiler in San Luis Rey

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A year and a half after his last stakes race, Ashleyluvssugar broke through for his first graded stakes win in the $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. IIT) March 21 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Featured Horse Profile: Classic Point

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
6-year-old mare took the Inside Information (gr. II) in her 2015 debut. Read More...

Three Jockeys to Hospital After Tampa Spill

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A three-horse spill in the sixth race March 21 at Tampa Bay Downs sent jockeys Keiber Coa, Silvia Zapico, and Ricardo Mejias to the St. Joseph's Hospital Trauma Center in Tampa, Fla. Read More...

Ashleyluvssugar handles class rise in San Luis Rey

DRF | 5 days ago
Ashleyluvssugar won his first stakes in Saturday’s $200,750 San Luis Rey Stakes at Santa Anita, the gelding’s first start at 1 1/2 miles and in a graded stakes. Read More...

Candy Ride’s Dubai Sky Overcomes High Draw in Spiral

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2015 6:59 PM ET 11th at TPX (Turfway Park)GIII Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral S. ($550k)     Winner: Dubai Sky by Candy Ride (Arg) Dubai Sky (c, 3, Can... Read More...

No Drama for Sheer Drama in Royal Delta Win

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Harold Queen's homebred Sheer Drama finally got a clean trip over the Gulfstream Park dirt course and showed what she's capable of unencumbered in the $200,000 Royal Delta Stakes (gr. II) March 21. Read More...

Don’t Leave Me Flies Late in Bourbonette Win

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Don't Leave Me rolled down the center of the track past front-running favorites Sweet Success and Sharla Rae and won the $150,000 Bourbonette Oaks (gr. III) March 21 at Turfway Park. Read More...

OBS spring juvenile sale catalog now online

DRF | 5 days ago
The catalog for the 2015 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. spring 2-year-olds in training sale is now available online, featuring a roster of 1,203 entries. Read More...

Don’t Leave Me returns to capture Bourbonette Oaks

DRF | 5 days ago
In a field full of out-of-state invaders, it was Don’t Leave Me, who campaigned in Canada last year, up late on the outside to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Bourbonette Oaks over the favored Sweet Success on Saturday at Turfway Park. Read More...

Subtle Indian stays unbeaten by taking Gazebo

DRF | 5 days ago
Subtle Indian remained undefeated in three starts on Saturday, when he held off a charging Bayerd by a half-length to capture the $100,000 Gazebo at Oaklawn Park. It was another 1 3/4 lengths back in third to Hebbronville. Read More...

Lemon Drop Kid’s Don’t Leave Me Gets Up in Bourbonette Oaks

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2015 6:06 PM ET 10th at TPX (Turfway Park)GIII Bourbonette Oaks ($150k)     Winner: Don't Leave Me by Lemon Drop Kid Pin Oak Stable's Don't Leave Me (f, 3,... Read More...