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Nine Honored at Walk of Champions Gala

Blood-Horse | 44 mins ago
Two horses and seven people were inducted May 24 into the Arcadia Historical Society Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions. Read More...

Strong second session, $1 million filly boost Fasig-Tipton Midlantic

DRF | 13 hours ago
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale rebounded with a strong second and final session on Tuesday, led by a $1 million filly by phenomenal young sire Uncle Mo who was the second-highest-priced horse in sale history. Read More...

Fast Uncle Mo Filly Tops F-T Midlantic Sale

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
With an Uncle Mo filly selling for a sale-topping $1 million, the two-day Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale that was expanded in numbers this year concluded May 24 with a record gross. Read More...

Finger Lakes Horsemen Call for Support

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
After months of saying Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack is at risk of closure, the organization representing horsemen at the upstate New York track have begun a statewide ad campaign. Read More...

Yonkers: Missile J has tough task from post 8 in Rooney Final

DRF | 18 hours ago
Ken Jacobs has enjoyed his share of success in harness racing, both on the national stage and at home in New York. He has campaigned horses such as Dan Patch Award winner Heston Blue Chip and stakes-winners Kenneth J. Now he hopes he can add Missile J to the list in the future. Read More...

Mohawk: Thursday 5/26 Analysis

DRF | 18 hours ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 5/26 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 5/26 Analysis

DRF | 18 hours ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Thursday 5/26 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

VLT clawbacks in Cuomo’s NYRA reorganization plan

DRF | 18 hours ago
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to re-privatize the New York Racing Association includes a provision to pull some of the revenue racing receives from the casino at Aqueduct, according to a watch group based in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More...

A Shin Hikari romps in Prix d’Ispahan

DRF | 19 hours ago
A Shin Hikari, a Group 1 winner in Hong Kong last December, assumed the role of favorite for the $1.09 million Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 15 with an emphatic win in Tuesday’s $280,000 Prix d’Ispahan at Chantilly Racecourse in France. Read More...

Hall of Fame induction for museum members only

DRF | 19 hours ago
Citing a high demand and limited available seating, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will limit attendees to this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony to museum members only. Read More...

Party at the Preakness

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
A wet day didn't stop the party for fans at Pimlico for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). The action on the track and infield made for one of the best parties in sports as Exaggerator avenged his earlier losses to Nyquist. Read More...

Uncle Mo Filly Brings $1 Million at F-T Sale

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
An Uncle Mo filly who had one of the fastest pre-sale workouts was purchased May 24 by trainer Linda Rice for $1 million to become the first horse to reach the seven-figure mark at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale. Read More...

Possible NYRA Plan Concerns Saratoga Group

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
A Saratoga Springs Thoroughbred group is blasting a plan for the future of the New York Racing Association that it claims is being circulated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Read More...

Friesan Fire Colt Tops Midlantic at $825,000

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Action picked up midway through the second day of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale when a Friesan Fire colt became the new sale topper at $825,000 and a Speightstown colt sold for $500,000. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Ticket Pre-Sale Begins

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
The pre-sale period runs from May 24 through June 5 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Tickets go on sale to the general public June 6. Read More...

Parx: Six more clenbuterol positives for Preciado

DRF | 21 hours ago
Trainer Ramon Preciado, who has appealed a 270-day suspension for two clenbuterol overages at Parx Racing last fall, had six more clenbuterol positives at Parx between March 1 and April 12 of this year, according to rulings issued by the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission. Read More...

Yonkers: Posts drawn for $300,000 Art Rooney Pace

DRF | 22 hours ago
Post positions have been drawn for a pair of Yonkers Raceway’s premier stakes for the 3-year-old pacers. Read More...

Preakness TV Rating Grows 6%

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
About a half million more viewers tuned in to watch Exaggerator deliver Nyquist his first loss than watched American Pharoah in 2015. Read More...

‘Lifetime Of Work’ Produces Classic Victory For Keith Desormeaux

For more than 20 years, Keith Desormeaux labored in relative obscurity in horse racing's trenches, far from the glory of the Pimlico infield winner's circle that Exaggerator brought him to after... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

JRHA Releases Select Sale Catalog

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Japan Racing Horse Association sale will be July 11-12 Read More...

Derby Runner-Up Commanding Curve Retired

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
West Point Thoroughbreds' Commanding Curve has been retired from racing and will begin retraining for a second career with Olympic level three-day event rider Phillip Dutton, according to a May 24 release. Read More...

Ruidoso Downs Opens 60 Day Meet Friday

Ruidoso Downs will open its 60-day meet with a 15-race program consisting of 350-yard trials for the Grade 1, $1-million Ruidoso Futurity. Post time for the first race is set for 12:30 p.m. (MDT). Read More...

Fornatale: Feeder contests for horseplayers hungry to make a score

DRF | 23 hours ago
DRF is launching its new tournament site this week. In addition to housing all of the BCQualify, DRFQualify, and NHCQualify events under one roof, the big news is that we will now be running feeder contests during the week. Read More...

Owner Wheelock Whitney dead at 89

DRF | 23 hours ago
Wheelock Whitney Jr., a prominent Minnesota civic leader, sports owner, philanthropist, and Jockey Club member, died on May 20 at his home on Promise Hill Farm in Independence, Minn., near Minneapolis. He was 89. Read More...

Western Fair: Moore hoping warmer weather heats up State Treasurer

DRF | 23 hours ago
State Treasurer, the 2015 Horse of the Year in Canada owned by Sally and Allan MacDonald of Prince Edward Island and their nephew, Paul MacDonald of Toronto, has drawn the rail for Friday’s $150,000 invitational at The Raceway at The Western Fair District in London, ON. The pacer’s regular driver, Chris Christoforou, will be in the sulky. Read More...

DRF tournament site launched

DRF | 23 hours ago
Daily Racing Form announced the formal launch of its new tournament platform today, creating a one-stop destination for all NHCQualify, BCQualify, and DRFQualify online qualifying tournaments. The new platform – www.tournaments.drf.com – instantly becomes a major player in the world of online horse racing qualifying events, a single destination where players can win seats to racing’s most prestigious tournaments, including the National Handicapping Championship, Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge, and numerous live racetrack events including the upcoming Pick Your Prize contest at Monmouth, Belmont Betting Challenge, and Santa Anita’s Gold Cup Challenge. Read More...

Nyquist Out of Belmont Stakes with Fever

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Nyquist, third in the Preakness Stakes after winning the Kentucky Derby, will be heading home to California to recuperate instead of to New York for the Belmont Stakes, said trainer Doug O'Neill May 24. Read More...

Major Moonflash is Morning Line Favorite in Jimmy Drake Stakes

Major Moonflash, a 4-year-old son of champion First Moonflash racing for Pierre and Leslie Amestoy of Albuquerque, is one of six New Mexico-bred sprinters entered in Friday’s 400-yard, $30,000 Jimmy Drake Stakes (RG3) at SunRay Park. Read More...

Nyquist out of Belmont with high white cell count

DRF | 24 hours ago
Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will miss the Belmont Stakes on June 11 due to an illness, trainer Doug O’Neill told Daily Racing Form Tuesday morning. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 5/24/2016

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Preakness , Black-Eyed Susan, Longines Dixie, Kona Gold, Californian, Pimlico Special, Jim Mckay Turf Sprint, Allaire duPont Distaff, Adena Springs Miss Preakness, Maryland Sprint, Very One, Gallorette, Hanshin Cup and Vagrancy H. Read More...

Exaggerator Returns to Track at Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Exaggerator was in fine fettle the morning of May 24 when he returned to the track at Pimlico Race Course for the first time since his impressive victory May 21. Read More...

WGOH: Pimlico Is About the People

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Preakness weekend hospitality far outshines the venue Read More...

Mohawk: Jewels In Hock, Rockin With Dewey win Miss Versatility

DRF | 1 day ago
The first leg of the Miss Versatility Series featured two $30,000 divisions. The series for older trotting mares stops at Mohawk twice, The Meadowlands and Tioga Downs before wrapping up with the final on Little Brown Jug Day at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Read More...

Two Experienced Runners Offered at Midlantic

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Buyers at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale looking for race-ready juveniles have the opportunity May 24 to buy two fillies that have already placed in high-level maiden races in New York and Kentucky. Read More...

Sinhalite Dominates in Japanese Oaks

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Sinhalite wins her fourth grade I in the Japanese Oaks Read More...

Western Fair: State Treasurer draws post one for Molson Pace

DRF | 2 days ago
The post position draw for this year’s $150,000 Molson Pace was conducted during this evening’s pre-game show at The Raceway in London and it was three-time defending champion State Treasurer drawing the coveted rail in his quest for an historic fourth consecutive title. Read More...

The Ex Terminator

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Did you ever have a recurring dream that you were chasing someone or some thing and just as you were about to catch it you woke up? Read More...

Noholdingback Bear wins Tom Ridge Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Woodbine shipper Noholdingback Bear picked up his second straight stakes victory with a front-running score as the favorite in Monday night’s $100,000 Tom Ridge Stakes for 3-year-olds at Presque Isle Downs. Read More...

Another Feat for Curlin

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
One of few Preakness winners to sire a Preakness winner Read More...

Numbers down at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale

DRF | 2 days ago
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training got off to a rocky start in the first of its two sessions on Monday in Timonium, Md., with double-digit declines across the board and a continually selective market for top horses contributing to a higher buyback rate. Read More...

Medaglia d’Oro Colt Tops F-T Midlantic Opener

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Topped by a Medaglia d’Oro colt sold for $600,000, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale got off to a rocky start May 23 in Timonium, Md., with major downturns in several key statistical categories from the 2015 first session. Read More...

Where’s the Widget impresses in Steady Growth Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Where’s the Widget ran them off their feet in Monday’s $125,400 Steady Growth Stake at Woodbine, winning the 1 1/16-mile route for Ontario-sired stock convincingly. Read More...

Beer: Belmont Park horses to watch for week of May 23

DRF | 2 days ago
Mike Beer's horses to watch at Belmont Park for the week of May 23. Read More...

The week that was in racing, May 16-23, 2016

DRF | 2 days ago
Exaggerator beats Nyquist in the Preakness, Go Maggie Go, wins the Black Eyed Susan, Ben's Cat wins yet another, and more. Read More...

Gierkink: Woodbine horses to watch for week of May 23

DRF | 2 days ago
Ron Gierkink's horses to watch at Woodbine for the week of May 23. Read More...

Ballerina summer target for Paulassilverlining

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Michelle Nevin said the Grade 1, $500,000 Ballerina at Saratoga on Aug. 27 is the long-term goal for Paulassilverlining, the 3 1/4-length winner of Saturday's Grade 3 Vagrancy Handicap at Belmont. What she does between now and then remains undecided. Read More...

Lightstream convinces trainer she’s the real thing

DRF | 2 days ago
Lightstream's last-to-first victory in Saturday's $100,000 Soaring Softly Stakes on the turf not only kept the filly undefeated, but gave trainer Brian Lynch plenty to think about when plotting out the rest of the 3-year-old filly's year. Read More...

Zoccali: Fallacy of guaranteed pools

DRF | 2 days ago
Guaranteed pools have become one of the major marketing tools within horse racing, with the intent being to attract more handle in specific pools, usually multi-race exotic wagers. But, how valuable are they and are the racetracks being hypocritical in their practice? Read More...

Pegasus a likely next race for Unified

DRF | 2 days ago
Unified, the undefeated 3-year-old who won the Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes on May 14, could make his next start in the Grade 3, $150,000 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park on June 19, trainer Jimmy Jerkens said Monday. Read More...

She’sabrees, Ghost Locket get rematch in Prairie Rose

DRF | 2 days ago
Maybe a wet track helped She'sabrees defeat odds-on favorite Ghost Locket in a May 13 allowance race at Prairie Meadows, but with more rain in the local forecast throughout this week, conditions could once again favor She'sabrees in the $45,000 Prairie Rose Stakes on Wednesday night. Read More...