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Paynter Brushes Aside Rivals in Haskell Romp

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Bouncing back from a heart-breaking loss in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) last month, Paynter romped to victory in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July 29 at Monmouth Park for trainer Bob Baffert. Read More...

Alpha Dominant in Jim Dandy Return

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Unraced since a 12th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Godolphin Stables' Alpha proved his mettle off the layup July 28 when he took the $600,000 Jim Dandy (gr. II) wire-to-wire at Saratoga. Read More...

Haskell Contenders Continue Preparations

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Contenders for the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) were out on the track either at Monmouth Park or Saratoga Race Course the morning of July 27, as fine-tuning continued two days before the $1 million race. Read More...

Haskell and Jim Dandy preview

2012 Breeders' Cup | 2 years ago
The TCI Boys talk about the impact of this weekend’s Haskell Invitational (G1) and Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) on the 3-year-old division moving into the second half of the season. Read More...

Gemologist confirmed for Haskell

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Gemologist will be in the starting gate for the 45th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday. Read More...

Tapit debutante breaks Saratoga track record

Teen Pauline became Tapit’s latest 2-year-old star when the bay filly debuted with a historic victory at Saratoga on July 25th, setting the five-furlong track record in dominant and eye-grabbing fashion... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Launches Fantasy ‘Capping

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
The Breeders' Cup and the Thoroughbred leadership group Vision 2020 announced July 24 the launch of Fantasy 'Capping, a free-to-play online fantasy game that spotlights 12 of the major races leading up to the Breeders' Cup. Read More...

Canadian Champion Peaks and Valleys Dies

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Peaks and Valleys, Canada's Horse of the Year in 1995 and a successful stallion, has died from the infirmities of old age. Read More...

Speightstown: 12 SW in 2012

Breeding Farm News | , WinStar Farm | 2 years ago
Lunar Victory galloped to a 2 1/2-length score in the $100,000 Evan Shipman S. Monday at Saratoga to become the 12th stakes winner of the year for his sire Speightstown... Read More...

Howe Great earns third stakes triumph in Jersey Derby

Graded stakes-winning 3-year-old Howe Great earned his third stakes victory of the year with a decisive win in the $60,000 Jersey Derby at Monmouth on July 21... Read More...

2-year-olds starting fast for Harlan’s Holiday

Breeding Farm News | , WinStar Farm | 2 years ago
Harlan's Holiday's ascent up the stallion ranks continues with his latest 2012 crop of 2-year-olds, which added another stakes winner on July 21st when 2-year-old filly American Sugar cruised to a decisive two-length win in the $75,000 Prairie Gold Las... Read More...

Deal to Put Santa Anita On TVG Discussed

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Racing from Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields would be available on television network TVG under a content swap currently being negotiated, an executive from The Stronach Group told the California Horse Racing Board. Read More...

Delaware Cap, CCA Oaks & Eddie Read preview

2012 Breeders' Cup | 2 years ago
The TCI boys go on the clock for a fast-paced look at the CCA Oaks (G1), Del Cap (G2) and Eddie Read (G1), which include such stars as Royal Delta and Acclamation in action. Who’s vulnerable Saturday? Joel & Ed also Tackle the Topics on Champion 3-Year-Old, as well as the most likely Breeders’ Cup […] Read More...

Woodbine: Essence Hit Man digs in to hold off Eternal Rule in Bold Venture Stakes

DRF | 2 years ago
Ron Gierkink ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Essence Hit Man was the champ, but favored Eternal Rule had never lost. The two gifted sprinters dueled through the stretch Wednesday night at Woodbine in $174,9... Read More...

Del Mar Opens with Oceanside Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Pete Denk says tread lightly early on at Del Mar. Read More...

Royal Delta Set for Delaware Handicap Bid

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Besilu Stable's Royal Delta worked five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 July 15 and will ship to Delaware Park for the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) July 21, trainer Bill Mott said. Read More...

Hat Trick colt scores in Prix Roland de Chambure S.

Zenji, a 2-year-old by Hat Trick, became the newest winner for his sire with a victory in Saturday's Prix Roland de Chambure S... Read More...

Bramlage releases statement in regards to Times article, NBC broadcast

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Earlier this week, the horse racing industry encountered further criticism when an article by the New York Times alleged that drastic treatments were being given to Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another leading up to this year's Bel... Read More...

A Gleam, Man o’ War, & Delaware Oaks preview

2012 Breeders' Cup | 2 years ago
Joel & Ed tackle the A Gleam H. (G2), a “Win and You’re In” for the Filly & Mare Sprint that will be contested Saturday at Hollywood Park. The guys also take a look at the importance of the Man o’ War S. (G1) in this year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) division, and the lucrative […] Read More...

Gutierrez Moving to Hastings for Summer

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winning jockey Mario Gutierrez returns to Emerald Downs for the $50,000 Kent Handicap July 15, then plans to ride for the remainder of the summer at Hastings Racecourse. Read More...

Prospective gets second ‘Derby’ of 2012

Prospective, 3-year-old son of Malibu Moon, logged his second graded stakes win of the year with a 2 1/2-length win in the $100,000 Ohio Derby (G3)... Read More...

Hollywood Gold Cup, Suburban, & Summit of Speed preview

2012 Breeders' Cup | 2 years ago
The TCI boys & Brisnet’s Ed DeRosa move to a new format designed to provide a fast-paced preview of the weekend’s major Breeders’ Cup prep action. Joel and Ed go “On The Clock” to banter about the Hollywood Gold Cup, Suburban H. and Calder’s Summit of Speed. Read More...

G1 winner Into Mischief sires first winner

Avalon Rose, a two-year old filly from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Into Mischief, became her sire's first winner when she rolled to an 8 1/2-length victory in a maiden special weight... Read More...

Cayllano still undefeated after stakes debut

Breeding Farm News | , WinStar Farm | 2 years ago
Bluegrass Cat's 2-year-old filly Cayllano rolled to an eye-catching 8 1/2-length in the $50,000 White Creek S. July 4 at Delaware Park... Read More...

Triple Bend and Shoemaker Mile recap

2012 Breeders' Cup | 2 years ago
After the Triple Bend and on the heels of the Smile Sprint, the TCI boys opine on the Top 5 Sprinters in North America in the always-intriguing Breeders’ Cup Sprint division. They also recap the Shoemaker Mile, the lone “Win And You’re In” race of the weekend, and tell you what sort of impact to […] Read More...

Speightstown 3yo controls $400K Red Legend

Breeding Farm News | , WinStar Farm | 2 years ago
Sum of the Parts led every step of the way to take the rich $400,000 Red Legend S. at West Virginia's Charles Town Races on June 30... Read More...

Teeth of the Dog grinds out victory G2 Dwyer

Breeding Farm News | , WinStar Farm | 2 years ago
Bluegrass Cat's 3-year-old colt Teeth of the Dog dueled the entire way of the 1 1/16-mile, Grade 2 Dwyer S. to prevail by a neck in the $200,000 contest... Read More...

Hansen crushes field in G3 Iowa Derby

Hansen's 10-length win in the $250,000 Iowa Derby (G3) could have easily been much more if Ramon Dominguez had asked the gray speedster at any point in the race... Read More...

Shoemaker Mile and Triple Bend preview

2012 Breeders' Cup | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel rank the top 3yo fillies for the Ladies’ Classic following the Mother Goose and Hollywood Oaks, and they preview the Shoemaker Mile – a Win and You’re In for the BC Mile – and Triple Bend at Hollywood, as well as appearances by Hansen and Successful Dan in Iowa. Read More...

Leading 3yo Bodemeister will stand at WinStar

Breeding Farm News | , WinStar Farm | 2 years ago
Top 3-year-old Bodemeister, the brilliant winner of the Arkansas Derby (G1) and a narrow runner-up in the Kentucky Derby (G1) & Preakness (G1), will stand at WinStar at the conclusion of his racing career... Read More...

Mike Mitchell to undergo surgery for brain tumor

DRF | 2 years ago
Brad Free INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Trainer Mike Mitchell is scheduled to undergo surgery Friday morning at USC Medical Center to remove a brain tumor that was diagnosed early this week. Mitchell, 64, ... Read More...

Churchill Downs Cancels Racing for June 28

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Churchill Downs has canceled live racing for June 28 because of predicted triple-digit temperatures. Read More...

Offshore Gambling Bill gets slot for second reading

Racing Post | 2 years ago
THE Offshore Gambling Bill will receive its second reading on January 13 next year, it has been announced. Read More...

WORLD CLASS: Awesome Frankel the wonder of brilliant Ascot

Racing Post | 2 years ago
His sectional times tell part of the story, as he clocked a 10.58-second furlong between 2f and 1f out, which digitises the analogue impression he left in quickening away from his rivals like an ostrich in a field of penguins. Read More...

Ankle Chip Sidelines Nehro for Three Months

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Zayat Stables' Nehro, a dull sixth in the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) in his last start, exited the race with an ankle chip and will miss about three months of training, the Zayat family said June 24. Read More...

Grazing Management During Drought

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Much of Kentucky has been behind on rainfall since spring began, but the drought has been exceptional in Western Kentucky with some cities 8 and 9 inches below normal rainfall totals. With some of the state's historically driest months ahead, good ... Read More...

Santa Anita Renames Stakes for Delahoussaye

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Eddie Delahoussaye, one of the greatest riders of all time, will be recognized on opening day of Santa Anita's autumn meet Sept. 28, when the track cards the inaugural Eddie D. Stakes. Read More...

Surgery Not Required for John Velazquez

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
In a Jockeys’ Guild press release on Thursday, Leona Velazquez, wife of injured jockey John Velazquez, said surgery was not needed to repair her husband’s broken right collarbone. Velazquez was injured June 16 in a spill at Churchill Downs. After c... Read More...

Stephen Foster Recap

2012 Breeders' Cup | 2 years ago
Jon and Joel “Go Purple” with the set to transition into Breeders’ Cup mode. They discuss the impact of the Grade 1 Stephen Foster on the older male division, and preview this weekend’s Grade 1 Mother Goose for 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

NY Assembly Approves NYRA Takeover Bill

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
The New York Assembly June 20 unanimously passed and sent to the Senate legislation that would permit the state to run the New York Racing Association for at least the next three years. Read More...

And They’re Off: Triple Crown Wrap Up

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Steve and Lenny discuss Frankel's Queen Anne Stakes win, I'll Have Another scratching from the Belmont Stakes, the Kentucky Derby points system, the New York Times, and Lenny's big Belmont score! Read More...