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Inveniam Viam paying big dividends for Cox

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Brad Cox has two more stakes trophies after Inveniam Viam won the $100,000 Louisiana Ladies and Extra Credit the $100,000 Louisiana Turf this past Saturday. Read More...

Le Vent Se Leve takes second leg of Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby

DRF | 5 days ago
Le Vent Se Leve was a sharp winner Wednesday night in Japan of the Zen-Nippon Masai Yushun, the second leg of the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Tiffany Lass next for Valadorna

DRF | 5 days ago
Valadorna, the talented 4-year-old filly trained by Mark Casse, is entered in Saturday’s Blushing K. D. Stakes, but think nothing of it. Casse entered Valadorna in the race in case heavy rain in the New Orleans area on Dec. 8 played havoc with the Fair Grounds track. But races that day went off without a hitch, among them a second-level, two-turn dirt allowance Valadorna won by almost six lengths. Read More...

Alonzo has another star in Stand Him Up

DRF | 5 days ago
It was back late in the last millennium and early this one that the crack sprinter Bonapaw was plying his trade. Tucker Alonzo trained Bonapaw for much of his career, and, at 81, he just might have his best horse since. Read More...

No Turf Showcase for Fasig-Tipton in 2018

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Fasig-Tipton will not conduct a second Turf Showcase that was held for the first time in 2017 in an effort to fill a niche for an auction designed to offer yearlings more likely to compete on turf based on their breeding or conformational traits. Read More...

No Turf Showcase for Fasig-Tipton in 2018

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Fasig-Tipton will not conduct a second Turf Showcase that was held for the first time in 2017 in an effort to fill a niche for an auction designed to offer yearlings more likely to compete on turf based on their breeding or conformational traits. Read More...

Sunland opens with pick six format change

DRF | 5 days ago
The Grade 3, $800,000 Sunland Park Derby is still the main event during the New Mexico meet that opens Friday, but notable highlights this season include the return of a traditional pick six, and a new hotel on the grounds. Read More...

Across The Pond: How Does British Racing Regulate Drugs?

This is the first in a series of three articles comparing and contrasting medication use and regulation in Britain with those in the United States. We will examine the differences between the systems... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

Asmussen wins five straight

DRF | 5 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen won five consecutive races Tuesday at Remington to tie a track record for trainer wins on a card. Read More...

Quinonez rides into Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame

DRF | 5 days ago
Jockey Luis Quinonez will be part of a class of six entering the Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame on Friday. He will be joined by C.R. Trout, a breeder, owner, and trainer; Joe Offolter, one of the winningest trainers in the history of Remington; Chris Lincoln, a longtime racing broadcaster; Caleb's Posse, winner of the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile; and She's All In, a millionaire. Read More...

Springboard Mile could cap big week for Quinonez

DRF | 5 days ago
Jockey Luis Quinonez is positioned to have a memorable closing weekend at Remington Park. He will enter the Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame on Friday night, and on Sunday has mounts in five of the card's six stakes, including the $400,000 Springboard Mile. Read More...

TCA’s Horses First Fund, the Industry’s Emergency Aid

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Immediately after news of the San Luis Rey Training Center fire broke, racing fans across the country were searching for ways to help the affected humans and horses. Read More...

Intimidate will try dirt in King Glorious Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
There are hopes Intimidate can be effective in his first start at a mile and on dirt in Saturday's $100,000 King Glorious Stakes for 2-year-old California-breds at Los Alamitos. Read More...

Masochistic could return in Midnight Lute Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Masochistic, the multiple stakes winner who has not raced since May, is nearing his first start for trainer Bob Baffert. Read More...

Santa Anita considering adding barns in wake of fire

DRF | 5 days ago
Santa Anita officials are considering adding more stalls at the racetrack in the aftermath of a Dec. 7 wildfire that destroyed eight barns at the San Luis Rey Downs training center in San Diego County. Read More...

Tap to It can take step toward stakes with allowance win

DRF | 5 days ago
Tap to It, who has started just twice since finishing sixth in the 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, will return locally to face seven other fillies and mares in Friday's $50,000 main event, to be decided at seven furlongs under entry-level allowance conditions. Read More...

Curlin’s Approval will try to pull Rampart rebound

DRF | 5 days ago
Curlin's Approval will look to rebound from a disappointing performance in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint when she stretches out to a mile for Saturday's Grade 3 Rampart at Gulfstream. Read More...

Gullo starts Florida adventure with a bang

DRF | 5 days ago
Who was the hottest trainer on the East Coast last weekend? The standard answers of Todd Pletcher or Mark Casse would be good ones – but would be wrong. Read More...

Starter allowance draws sharp trio

DRF | 5 days ago
There are a few intriguing elements to Friday's sixth race at Aqueduct. One is that three of the eight horses are riding three-race winning streaks. Another is the race is run at the seldom-used distance of 1 1/4 miles. Read More...

NYRA’s Dan Silver takes job with Roberts Communications Network

DRF | 5 days ago
Dan Silver has left the New York Racing Association and has been hired as director of sales, marketing and business development at Roberts Communications Network, a leading communications services provider to the parimutuel industry. Read More...

Apprentice Jenn Miller begins injury rehab

DRF | 5 days ago
Apprentice rider Jenn Miller has been released from the Winchester Medical Center in Virginia and admitted to the Medstar National Rehabilitation Center in Washington D.C. Read More...

Apprentice Weston Hamilton scores double

DRF | 5 days ago
Weston Hamilton came into the Monday card at Laurel Park 0 for 9 as a professional jockey. He ended the day 2 for 11 after winning with both his mounts. Read More...

Jockey Pennington nears return

DRF | 5 days ago
Frankie Pennington, a four-time leading jockey at Parx, has pretty much recovered from a fall during his Thanksgiving weekend trip to Kentucky and could be cleared to resume riding later this week, Read More...

Angel At War proving a savvy claim for Gorham

DRF | 5 days ago
Angel At War turned in another brave performance at Laurel Park on Monday to remain perfect in six career starts. She has developed into a very nice claim for trainer Michael Gorham. Read More...

Harness: Soapy Sap wrapping up a solid career

DRF | 5 days ago
For more than a decade, Don Maiorano has counted on Soapy Sap. Now, as Maiorano counts down the days to the 14-year-old female trotter’s retirement at the end of the year, he is especially grateful for their time together. Read More...

Pedigrees and potential on display

DRF | 5 days ago
The eighth and final race on Friday's program at Los Alamitos may offer a glimpse into the 3-year-old filly division in Southern California in 2018. The eighth race is a $40,000 maiden special weight race at six furlongs that drew a field of nine. It is quite possible a few of the fillies could develop into stakes runners. Read More...

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending Dec. 10, 2017

DRF | 5 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...

ABR Presents Experience Hong Kong International Racing

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Journey to Hong Kong with America's Best Racing and experience everything the Longines Hong Kong International Races have to offer. Take in the city, encounter the culture, and be wowed by top-class horse racing in an environment unlike any other. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Best Friend

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
One thing about Charles Cella and his most accomplished racehorse, Northern Spur: They both loved running on wet tracks. Read More...

Aqueduct Cancels Due to High Winds

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for Dec. 13 due to sustained high winds forecast to continue through the afternoon in the New York City metropolitan area.  Read More...

Macedonio: We are lacking big ticket items

DRF | 5 days ago
Usually I write about current events and topics that I find interesting, then relate it to harness racing. Well, South Park Studios (Matt Stone and Trey Parker) is holding a contest to get drawn into one of their episodes, meet the creators, and get a grand tour of their workshop! Pretty cool grand prize! Read More...

Aqueduct cancels Wednesday card due to high winds

DRF | 5 days ago
Live racing Wednesday at Aqueduct was canceled due to high winds. The forecast called for temperatures in the low 30s with winds from 25 to 35 mph with gusts above 40 mph. Read More...

Lotta Blues Man heavy favorite in Southern California Derby

DRF | 5 days ago
Lotta Blues Man has yet to win a major race this year. The gelding has a final chance to do so in Friday’s $175,300 Southern California Derby, the last stakes of the year for 3-year-olds at Los Alamitos. Read More...

Help for Jockeys Battling Effects of Head Injuries

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Through efforts of The Stronach Group and the Jockeys' Guild, After the Impact Fund is now working with jockeys. Read More...

Japan Road to KY Derby Continues With Zen-Nippon

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby continues Dec. 13 at Kawasaki Racecourse as G1 Racing Co. Ltd.'s promising unbeaten colt Le Vent Se Leve (JPN) heads a field of 14 2-year-olds in the one-mile Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun. Read More...

National Uniform Medication Program Adoption Review

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Not one of the major racing jurisdictions has adopted the RMTC program in entirety. Read More...

Trifecta Equine Staff Shines in Vital SLR Rescue Effort

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Pulling together as a team, the operators and staff of Trifecta Equine Center pulled together to help save dozens of horses from the fire that devastated the San Luis Rey Downs training center near Bonsall, Calif. Read More...

ABR Wired: Experience Hong Kong International Racing

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Journey to Hong Kong with America's Best Racing and experience everything the Longines Hong Kong International Races have to offer. Take in the city, encounter the culture, and be wowed by top-class horse racing in an environment unlike any other. Read More...

Meadowlands: Thursday 12/14 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Thursday 12/14 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 12/14 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 12/14 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Factum Relocated to Ohio from Florida

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Factum, a half brother to leading sire War Front, has been relocated from Florida to Poplar Creek Horse Center near Bethel, Ohio, where he'll stand for a private fee in 2018. Read More...

Jockeys’ Guild Panel Outlines Progress in Safety Vests

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
When Terry Smith whose Dynamic Research has helped establish ASTM standards in safety vests looked over the room of riders gathered for the 2017 Jockeys' Guild Assembly Dec. 12 in Las Vegas, he saw a great resource. Read More...

Rainbow Heir to Ocala Stud

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Eight-time black-type winner Rainbow Heir will be entering stud in 2018 at Ocala Stud Farm in Central Florida upon his retirement from racing. Read More...

Arqana December Sale Eclipses Previous Marks

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Topped by multiple group 3 winner Haggle (GB), Arqana's December sale in Deauville, France, concluded on a record note following a Dec. 12 session that featured National Hunt horses. Read More...

The Week in Photos 12/12/2017

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Starlet, Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity, Hong Kong Cup, Hong Kong Mile, Hong Kong Sprint, Hong Kong Vase, Valedictory, Caribbean Classic, Caribbean Cup, Caribbean Cup Speed and more. Read More...

Trifecta Equine Center Hits Big Helping Rescue Horses

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Pulling together as a team, the operators and staff of Trifecta Equine Center pulled together to help save dozens of horses from the fire that devastated the San Luis Rey Downs training center near Bonsall, Calif. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Dec. 5 – Dec. 7

DRF | 6 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Northfield, Dover, Meadowlands and more. Read More...

Hovdey: San Luis Rey tour reveals fire’s random fury

DRF | 6 days ago
Kevin Havell, general manager of San Luis Rey Downs, steered his dusty SUV up past the equipment yard and towering hay barn to the far eastern reaches of the 240-acre property. It was Monday afternoon, four days after a vicious piece of the Lilac Fire had done its worst, and Havell was showing a visitor exactly how the wind-blown flames had attacked the training center, gutting seven barns and damaging part of another, while killing as many as 46 of the 450 horses stabled there. Read More...