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Court Battle Sullies Feel-Good Story of Rescue Racehorse, Magna Fortuna

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TDN | 4 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:24 PM ET It's the juvenile boys' turn to take to the Saratoga turf today, as a promising field of eight go... Read More...

Indicators Drop at Ocala August Yearling Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
The first of two open sessions of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling sale Aug. 27 experienced across-the-board declines when compared to last year's record-setting open sale. Read More...

Indicators Drop at Ocala August Yearling Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
The first of two open sessions of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling sale Aug. 27 experienced across-the-board declines when compared to last year's record-setting open sale. Read More...

Long Hot Summer Captures Generous Portion

TDN | 5 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:51 PM ET 8th at DMR (Del Mar)Generous Portion S. ($150K)     Winner: Long Hot Summer by Street Boss Long Hot Summer comes gunning for the leaders ... Read More...

Santa Anita’s Main Track to Reopen Sept. 2

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
The newly renovated main track at Santa Anita Park will reopen for training Sept. 2, three weeks before the autumn meet begins. Read More...

Sunset Glow Has Experience Edge in Debutante

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Sunset Glow handled her rivals in the Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) with consummate ease last time, and she is a standout among the field of untried 2-year-old fillies entered for the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) Aug. 30. Read More...

West Riding Remains Perfect at DMR

TDN | 7 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 7:15 PM ET 5th at DMR (Del Mar)Alw ($77K)     Winner: West Riding by Tapit West Riding (Tapit) collects her second straight victory at Del Mar. Read More...

Speedy Moreno Dangerous Again in Woodward

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Southern Equine Stables' Whitney (gr. I) winner Moreno and runner-up Itsmyluckyday will face off again Aug. 30 in the final grade I event for older horses of the Saratoga Race Course season, the $600,000 Woodward Stakes. Read More...

Miss Behaviour Cuts Back for Prioress Run

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
A trio of fillies who have registered runner-up finishes in recent grade I races in New York will try to finish atop the $300,000 Prioress Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Gains Posted at Doncaster Premier Sale

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Doncaster Bloodstock Sales closed two days of strong trade at the premier yearling sale Aug. 27 with final figures well ahead of last year's very successful sale. Read More...

Gains Posted as Doncaster Premier Sale Ends

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Doncaster Bloodstock Sales closed two days of strong trade at the premier yearling sale Aug. 27 with final figures well ahead of last year's successful event. Read More...

Kentucky Considers Allowing Salix-Free Races

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Kentucky regulators are considering allowing tracks in the state to card races that would prohibit the administration of race-day furosemide, commonly called Salix or Lasix. Read More...

Clearly Now Faces Class Field in Forego

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Belmont Sprint (gr. III) stakes winner Clearly Now takes on nine opponents as he attempts to duplicate his Herculean performance in the $500,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Target on Wise Dan for Bernard Baruch Return

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
On Aug. 30, Wise Dan will face a solid field in the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) as the 127-pound highweight while making his long-awaited return after May 16 colic surgery. Read More...

Solis Returns to California to Ride Full Time

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
The Del Mar jockey colony will add a Hall of Fame rider Labor Day weekend when Alex Solis returns home to the West Coast after nearly five years based in the east. Read More...

OH Thoroughbred Tracks Seek 293 Dates in 2015

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Ohio's three Thoroughbred racetracks have applied for a combined 293 racing days for 2015. There would be no overlap between ThistleDown Racino and Mahoning Valley Race Course, which are located not that far apart. Read More...

Tritap, a Son of Tapit, to Heritage Stallions

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Tritap, a grade II-placed runner by runaway leading sire Tapit, is in the process of being syndicated by Heritage Stallions near Cheasapeake, Md., for 2015. He will be the first son of Tapit to stand in Maryland. Read More...

Smart 3YO winners at Sandown & Ipswich

Arrowfield Stud | 10 hours ago
Not A Single Doubt & Snitzel were represented by a pair of eye-catching 3YO winners in Victoria and Queensland on Wednesday... Read More...

Fourth Washington Park for Mister Marti Gras

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Mister Marti Gras, winner of the 2011 edition of the Washington Park Handicap (gr. III), makes his fourth consecutive start in the $150,000 race Aug. 30 on the Polytrack at Arlington International Racecourse. Read More...

Tribal Rule Yearlings Top Washington Sale

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
A yearling by the deceased California sire Tribal Rule was purchased by trainer Mark Glatt for $57,000 to top the Aug. 26 Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's summer yearling and mixed sale. Read More...

Churchill opening-weekend stakes fields taking shape

DRF | 11 hours ago
With opening night of the September meet at Churchill Downs right around the corner, fields for the four stakes to be run on opening weekend already are taking shape. Read More...

The Big Beast’s owners find success at Saratoga meet

DRF | 12 hours ago
Alex and JoAnn Lieblong will be back at Saratoga on Friday, less than a week after the Conway, Ark., residents watched The Big Beast give them their third career Grade 1 victory as owners in the King’s Bishop. Read More...

All-sources handle improves, but still down 15 percent

DRF | 12 hours ago
Arlington’s all-sources average daily handle has declined about 15 percent during the first 66 days of its 2014 racing season compared with the same period in 2013. The number is not good, but the track actually has rebounded the last two months after experiencing even sharper early-meet handle declines. Read More...

Partisan Politics overcomes wide trip to win P.G. Johnson going way

DRF | 12 hours ago
Partisan Politics overcame a bit of a rough run around the opening bend and a subsequent wide trip to register an impressive 2 3/4-length victory over Sunday Sonnet in Wednesday’s $100,000 P.G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Zivo streaks into Woodward

DRF | 12 hours ago
On Saturday at Saratoga, Zivo will bring a six-race winning streak into the Grade 1, $600,000 Woodward Stakes, where he will face Whitney one-two finishers Moreno and Itsmyluckyday in the 1 1/8-mile dirt race. Read More...

Hovdey: Jerkens follows in Giant (Killer) footsteps

DRF | 12 hours ago
James Jerkens, son of the legendary Giant Killer, still has a few things to learn from the old man. Like, for instance, if you’re going to slay a giant, make sure the giant in question comes from another barn. Read More...

Miss Frost in top form for Riskaverse

DRF | 12 hours ago
Trainer Tom Albertrani will attempt to strike while the iron is hot with the steadily improving Miss Frost, who’ll seek her third consecutive victory in Friday’s $100,000 Riskaverse Stakes. Read More...

Partisan Politics Captures P.G. Johnson

TDN | 12 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:52 PM ET 3rd at SAR (Saratoga)P.G. Johnson S. ($100K)     Winner: Partisan Politics by More Than Ready Partisan Politics (More Than Ready) overcam... Read More...

Princess Violet gets back to it in Prioress

DRF | 12 hours ago
Princess Violet, scratched from the Grade 1 Test with a foot bruise, returns in a competitive renewal of the Grade 2, $300,000 Prioress Stakes on Saturday. Read More...

DURING SEPTEMBER, JOCKEYS TO JOIN EFFORT TO BRING AWARENESS TO CHILDHOOD CANCER

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 12 hours ago
August 27, 2014 LEXINGTON, KY (August 27, 2014) Jockey colonies across the country, in conjunction with racetrack management, are planning to make visits to their local children’s hospitals in September, which is designated as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. read more Read More...

Weekend Hideaway brings love of Spa into Forego

DRF | 13 hours ago
Perhaps looking to take advantage of his colt’s affinity for Saratoga, trainer Phil Serpe entered Weekend Hideaway in Saturday’s Grade 1 Forego Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Stephanie’s Kitten, Kitten Kaboodle to be offered at Fasig-Tipton November

DRF | 13 hours ago
Stephanie’s Kitten and Kitten Kaboodle, both homebred graded stakes winners for Ken and Sarah Ramsey, will be offered at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky selected fall mixed sale, Blood Horse reports. Read More...

Oklahoma-Bred Supplements Up 10% at Remington

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Eligible Oklahoma-bred horses competing at Remington Park are eligible for higher purse supplements. Read More...

Flower Alley sold to stand in South Africa

DRF | 13 hours ago
Flower Alley, a Grade 1 winner and sire of champion I’ll Have Another, has been sold to stand at Wilgerbosdrift Stud in South Africa for the 2015 breeding season, Sporting Post reports. Read More...

Harness: I Luv The Nitelife is retired

DRF | 13 hours ago
After attempting to come back from an injury sustained at the end of 2013, owners Richard and Joanne Young made the decision to quit with I Luv The Nitelife. Read More...

Jockeys to Support Childhood Cancer Awareness

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Jockeys from racetracks across the country are planning to make visits to their local children's hospitals in September, which is designated as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Jockeys' Guild announced Aug. 27. Read More...

Few changes to Kentucky Derby, Oaks qualifying system

DRF | 13 hours ago
Churchill Downs on Wednesday released the points schedules for determining eligibility to the 2015 Kentucky Derby and Oaks with minimal changes from the template established during the first two years of the system. Read More...

Los Alamitos Futurity added to Kentucky Derby points series

DRF | 13 hours ago
The $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity on Dec. 20, the final major stakes of the year for 2-year-olds, has been added to the list of qualifying races for the 2015 Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs announced in a statement on Wednesday. Read More...

Sunset Glow will run in Debutante rather than Futurity

DRF | 13 hours ago
Sunset Glow, who won the Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes on Aug. 6, will run in Saturday’s $300,000 Del Mar Debutante against 2-year-old fillies and not in the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity against males on the closing day, Sept. 3, trainer Wesley Ward said on Wednesday. Read More...

Albano, Protonico head Smarty Jones probables

DRF | 13 hours ago
On Monday, Labor Day, Parx Racing will offer up an appetizer of sorts when its spreads $1 million over four stakes. The feature is the Grade 3, $300,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds at a mile and 70 yards. Read More...

Madeira Park could be vulnerable in Friday sprint allowance

DRF | 14 hours ago
There is no doubt Madeira Park is the best horse running Friday at Hastings. Nonetheless, the Grade 3 winner could be vulnerable running in a $50,000 optional-claiming race for fillies and mares that drew nine horses and goes as race 6 on the seven-race card that begins at 7 p.m. Pacific. Read More...

Ack Ack at Churchill probable return spot for Lea

DRF | 14 hours ago
Lea, the Grade 1 Donn Handicap winner, will most likely make his return to the races in the Grade 3, $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap at Churchill Downs on Sept. 6, trainer Bill Mott said Wednesday. Read More...

Jerardi: Three-year-old leaders on collision course

DRF | 14 hours ago
A fascinating scenario is setting up as California Chrome and Shared Belief make their way toward what should be a rare showdown of 3-year-old titans in the Breeders' Cup Classic. Read More...

Hammersly’s preview: Bejarano’s choices may be telling

DRF | 14 hours ago
Jockey Rafael Bejarano may have done some of your handicapping for you. There are a few races where the top rider’s presence on one horse instead of another could be telling. Read More...

Plesa Hoping to Get Lucky in Woodward

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. is looking to turn the tables on Whitney Stakes (gr. I) winner Moreno with Itsmyluckyday in the Aug. 30 Woodward Stakes (gr. I), at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Road to the Kentucky Derby Schedule Announced

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
The series of 35 select races, 19 "Prep Season" races and 16 "Championship Series" races, is used to determine which horses qualify to the 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Read More...

Red Outlaw tries two turns in El Cajon Stakes

DRF | 15 hours ago
Red Outlaw has raced four times at four different tracks on both turf and synthetic. He has yet to lose. He’s cleared every hurdle placed in his way. On Friday at Del Mar, he takes on a new challenge when he tries two turns for the first time in the $100,000 El Cajon Stakes for 3-year-olds. Read More...

Spa Babies for Thursday, Aug. 28

DRF | 15 hours ago
DRF handicapper Dan Illman takes a closer look at juveniles running at Saratoga. Read More...