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OBS Sales | 2 hours ago
OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in TrainingApril 21 – 24, 2014 Under Tack ShowHip No. 1 – 302 – Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:00 a.m.Hip No. 303 – 604 – Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8:00 a.m.Hip No. 605 – 906 … Read More...

Florida Derby Winner to Miss Kentucky Derby

Undefeated Constitution will miss the Triple Crown season because of a slight hairline fracture in his front right cannon bone. Read More...

Illinois Gaming Plans Would Slice Racing Aid

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
The latest blueprints for expanding gaming in Illinois appear to scale back dramatically on aid for the racing industry. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 12 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8:08 PM ET Al Shaqab Racing set a European breeze-up record to secure a colt by High Chaparral (Ire) at Craven. Emma Berry... Read More...

Street Boss Colt Among Top OBS Day 2 Workers

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Three juveniles each sped an eighth of a mile in :09 4/5 to share honors for the fastest time at the distance during the second under tack preview for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds April 16. Read More...

And They’re Off: The End of the Trail Edition

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss injuries on the Kentucky Derby Trail, the Arkansas Derby and the Blue Grass, the Churchill Downs takeout increase and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Read More...

Midnight Hawk Brings Illinois Derby Intrigue

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Given the colt's Chicago connections, it's not surprising Bob Baffert would send Midnight Hawk to the April 19 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne. As for his plans from there on out, you'll have to read between the lines. Read More...

OBS Spring: Three turn in fastest furlong at second breeze show

DRF | 13 hours ago
Two fillies and a colt joined the ranks of the horses to breeze a furlong in :9 4/5 seconds on Wednesday during the second day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training under-tack show. Read More...

Stronach Takes Stand on Integrity Reforms

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
"Now, more than ever, we as track operators, horsemen and regulators must come together to do everything we can to prevent any abuse of our Thoroughbred athletes," Stronach said. Read More...

Dude Back On Game for Charles Town Classic

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
His reputation restored with a superb win in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), Game On Dude looks for a repeat victory in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) the night of April 17 at Charles Town Races. Read More...

Stronach Announces New Track Drug Regulations

TDN | 14 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 5:50 PM ET Stronach tracks to have regulated pharmacy Read More...

Utopia (JPN) filly fastest at second Spring Sale Under Tack session

OBS Sales | 14 hours ago
de Meric Sales' Utopia (JPN) filly works the day's fastest quarter in :20 4/5 (Louise Reinagel photo) Read More...

Regulators Begin Asmussen Investigations

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
At least one regulator investigating violations alleged in a PETA video posted last month involving the stable of trainer Steve Asmussen expects the inquiry to take at least several months. Read More...

Kauai Katie Makes Her 2014 Debut in Distaff

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Todd Pletcher-trained filly makes first start in nearly nine months in six-furlong test at Aqueduct Racetrack April 19. Read More...

Fayette Winners Square Off in Ben Ali

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Newsdad and Nikki's Sandcastle, winners of the past two runnings of Keeneland's Fayette Stakes (gr. II), top the field of 10 older runners entered for the Lexington track's $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) April 19. Read More...

Speightstown colt brings $400K at Tattersalls

A colt by leading sire Speightstown hammered for slightly over $408,000 during the first session of the April 15-17 Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up sale... Read More...

Meadowlands: American In Paris aims for series sweep on Saturday

DRF | 16 hours ago
American In Paris, who is 6-for-6 this season, with all her victories coming at the Big M, starts from post two on Saturday in the $55,800 Artistic Vision final at the Meadowlands. Saturday’s card also features the $63,000 Whata Baron Series final for male pacers. Captive Audience, who is unbeaten in three races this year, is the likely favorite from post three. Read More...

Meadowlands: Friday 4/18 Analysis

DRF | 16 hours ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 4/18 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Mamdooha sidelined with ankle chip

DRF | 16 hours ago
Mamdooha, a winner of 4 of 5 starts, including the Ruthless and Cicada stakes at Aqueduct this winter, will be out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a chip in an ankle, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 4/18 Analysis

DRF | 16 hours ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 4/18 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Coup de Grace eyes Woody Stephens Stakes

DRF | 16 hours ago
Coup de Grace, the winner of the Grade 3 Bay Shore Stakes at Aqueduct on April 5, will point to the Grade 2, $500,000 Woody Stephens Stakes at Belmont on June 7. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 4/18 Analysis

DRF | 16 hours ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Friday 4/18 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Romansh points to Met Mile

DRF | 16 hours ago
Romansh, the winner by a neck over Godolphin stablemate Long River in the Grade 3 Excelsior Stakes, will make his next start in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap on June 7, trainer Tom Albertrani said Wednesday. Read More...

Eight Rivals for Kid Cruz in Federico Tesio

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Kid Cruz, a four-length winner of the Private Terms Stakes, takes a step toward a possible Preakness (gr. I) start as the 120-pound highweight in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes April 19 at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Eight Rivals Try Kid Cruz in Federico Tesio

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Kid Cruz, a four-length winner of the Private Terms Stakes, takes a step toward a possible Preakness (gr. I) start as the 120-pound highweight in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes April 19 at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Delaware adopts new medication rules

DRF | 17 hours ago
New rules regarding the administration of medication and a new penalty schedule for trainers violating medication regulations will go into effect in Delaware on May 11, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission said Wednesday. Read More...

High Chaparral Colt the New 800,000gns Leader at Craven

TDN | 17 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2:58 PM ET TATAPR (Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale)hip 44     2-Year-Old C     High Chaparral (Ire)--Abunai (GB)     800,000  Breeder: Hascombe and Valiant Studs  Consignor: Gaybrook Lodge Stud  Buyer: Peter & Ross Doyle Bloodstock High Chaparral Colt the New 800,000gns Leader at Craven Read More...

Model Drug Rules in Place for Delaware Meet

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
The National Uniform Medication Program will be in place when Delaware Park begins its 2014 racing season May 17, according to the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission. Read More...

Denali Promotes Jarrett, Adds Bayer to Team

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Craig and Holly Bandoroff's Denali Stud announced Audrey Jarrett has been promoted to director of sales and Beth Bayer has been added to the sales team. Read More...

Flattering Bea Needs Hot Sugar Maple Pace

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
James Arrison's homebred Flattering Bea, a stakes winner locally, will hope for a quick early pace when she faces nine other fillies and mares in the $200,000 Sugar Maple Stakes at at Charles Town April 19. Read More...

Distance the biggest factor for Illinois Derby runners

DRF | 17 hours ago
Post position isn’t meaningless in the Illinois Derby, but the starting stalls assigned Wednesday to the eight horses entered in Saturday’s Grade 3, $500,000 race should not make or break a runner’s chances. Read More...

Jay Hovdey: Long Kentucky Derby drought for Californians

DRF | 17 hours ago
There is no disputing that there have been 51 Kentucky Derby winners since 1962, and not one of them had his or her roots in California. Read More...

La Verdad primed for Distaff Handicap

DRF | 17 hours ago
Trainer Linda Rice hopes she has La Verdad primed to capture her first graded stakes victory in the six-furlong Distaff Handicap at Aqueduct following a victory in the Broadway Stakes for New York-breds on March 29. Read More...

Speightstown Colt Makes 320,000 at Craven

TDN | 17 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2:23 PM ET TATAPR (Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale)hip 22     2-Year-Old C     Speightstown--Sleepytime (Ire)     320... Read More...

Aqueduct: DRF Plus handicapping report for April 17, 2014

DRF | 18 hours ago
DRF Plus handicapping analysis for Aqueduct on Thursday, April 17. Read More...

ThistleDown purses up markedly; Ohio Derby worth $300K

DRF | 18 hours ago
ThistleDown opens a 122-day meet Friday with larger purses and larger fields. It is the second racing season that the North Randall, Ohio, track has operated as a racino. Read More...

Game On Dude faces six challengers in Charles Town Classic

DRF | 18 hours ago
After claiming his third straight victory in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap last month, Game On Dude will go for his second straight success in the Grade 2 Charles Town Classic on Saturday night, when he takes on six rivals in the $1.5 million race run at 1 1/8 miles around three turns. Read More...

Divine Oath Heads Coolmore Lexington

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
Let's Go Stable's undefeated Divine Oath will make his stakes debut April 19 in the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III) at Keeneland after failing to draw in to the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I). Read More...

Arcano Colt Brings 320,000gns Early at Craven

TDN | 18 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1:41 PM ET TATAPR (Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale)hip 7     2-Year-Old C     Arcano (Ire)--Safiya Song (Ire)     320,000  Breeder: Tommy Burns  Consignor: Church Farm Stables  Buyer: Peter & Ross Doyle Bloodstock Arcano Colt Brings 320,000gns Early at Craven Read More...

Bejarano Picks Up Derby Mount on Wildcat Red

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
Jockey Rafael Bejarano has been tabbed to ride Wildcat Red in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), becoming the sixth jockey employed by trainer Jose Garoffalo in the colt's past six starts. Read More...

Miss Da Point tries to continue improvement

DRF | 18 hours ago
Previously viewed as a horse with an affinity for Aqueduct’s inner oval, it turns out that Miss Da Point is more than a one-track filly. Read More...

Lexington Stakes gets field of 11

DRF | 18 hours ago
Although it almost surely will have no impact on the 140th Kentucky Derby, there still are 10 Derby qualifying points available to the winner of the Grade 3 Lexington Stakes on Saturday at Keeneland, where a field of 11 has been drawn for the 1 1/16-mile Polytrack race. Read More...

Kentucky Oaks: Full field of 14 expected

DRF | 18 hours ago
Even with the likelihood of a heavy favorite in Untapable, racing officials at Churchill Downs in Louisville are expecting a full gate of 14 3-year-old fillies for the 140th Kentucky Oaks on May 2. Read More...

Takeout Just One Symptom of the Disease

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
The pari-mutuel model needs to be updated in order for horse racing to grow handle. Read More...

Rainbow 6 jackpot tops $5 million

DRF | 19 hours ago
Friday's $48,750 main event will be the third leg in the Rainbow 6 sequence, with the jackpot standing at more than $5.16 million entering the eight-race program. Read More...

SunRay Park Meet Opens Friday

SunRay Park opens its 39-day meet with a nine-race program on Friday. Post time for the first race is set for 1:30 p.m. (MDT). Read More...

Allen Jerkens enjoying son’s Kentucky Derby run

DRF | 19 hours ago
Trainer Allen Jerkens doesn’t have a Kentucky Derby horse, but he does have a big rooting interest in the race: Wicked Strong, who is trained by Allen’s son, Jimmy, and rallied to beat Samraat and Social Inclusion in the Wood Memorial. Read More...

Little Daddy eyes Sir Bear, maybe Belmont

DRF | 19 hours ago
One of the horses pointing for the Sir Bear, a one-mile overnight stakes here on Kentucky Derby Day, is Little Daddy, who is unbeaten in two starts. Read More...

Jockey Gonzalez loses bug but gets hot

DRF | 19 hours ago
Ricardo Gonzalez lost his best friend three weeks ago, but he’s rebounded nicely. The 18-year-old rider from Mexico became a journeyman rider, losing his five-pound apprentice allowance after two wins March 23, his last day with the bug. Read More...

Coolmore Lexington: A Prep in Its Prime

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
The Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II), which served as a springboard for Charismatic in 1999, is no longer a key Kentucky Derby prep. However, Keeneland's 1 1/16-mile event was once a well-worn path to Louisville. Read More...