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Zayat Motions to Dissolve Order Appointing Receiver

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Following a Fayette County, Ky. judge's order for a receiver to oversee Zayat Stables and all its horses, Zayat Stables submitted a motion Jan. 27 to dissolve the order appointing a receiver. Read More...

Three Share OBS Under Tack Show Best Time

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Three horses worked three eighths in :32 3/5 to share honors for the fastest works at the distance at the Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders Sales' 2020 Winter Mixed Sale. Read More...

Champion Songbird Delivers Filly by Tapit

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Timber Town Stable announced on Twitter Jan. 27 that Songbird had delivered her second foal, a filly by Tapit, the day prior. Read More...

Hopes High for Consignors at OBS Winter Mixed Sale

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Lisa McGreevy hopes there is another Street Gold in her vast group of horses consigned to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Winter Mixed Sale that will be held Jun. 28-29 at the OBS headquarters and sale pavilion near Ocala, Fla. Read More...

Savabeel Colt Reigns Supreme on Day 2 at Karaka

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
A colt by Australia's premier stallion out of one of best current female families lived up to the hype to top the second session of the New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearling Sale Jan. 27. Read More...

Sir Winston Set for 4-Year-Old Debut at Aqueduct

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Sir Winston is set for his 4-year-old debut after a quick bounce back from a minor shoe mishap and missing his first target due to poor weather conditions. Read More...

B. Wayne Hughes Named Winner of Galbreath Award

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
The University of Louisville College of Business Equine Industry Program has named Spendthrift Farm owner B. Wayne Hughes the winner of the 2019 John W. Galbreath Award for outstanding entrepreneurship in the equine industry. Read More...

Songbird Delivers Filly by Tapit

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Timber Town Stable Jan. 27 announced on Twitter that Songbird delivered her second foal, a filly by Tapit, on Jan. 26. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from January 21 – January 23

DRF | 14 hours ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Mohawk, Dover and others. Read More...

Florida Sire Greatness to Stand at Solera Farm

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Dr. Krista Seltzer announced Jan. 27 that the sire Greatness will stand the 2020 season at Solera Farm in Williston, west of Ocala, Fla. Read More...

Kerr Appointed National Stud Chief Operating Officer

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Kerr is a graduate of the Irish National Stud Thoroughbred Breeding Course, which she attended in 2007. Read More...

Comebackers would benefit from surface switch in feature

DRF | 15 hours ago
Sonneteer might be the first name you recognize in the featured ninth race Thursday at Fair Grounds, but that doesn't mean he's the horse you want to play. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 1/28 Analysis

DRF | 15 hours ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Tuesday 1/28 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Magic Wand to Target Saudi Cup for Next Start

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
The globetrotting Magic Wand looks set to be on her travels yet again as connections could break new ground next month with an ambitious attempt at the $20 million Saudi Cup on dirt. Read More...

Arizona Commission blocks Stronach Group from selling simulcast signals to outlets in the state

DRF | 16 hours ago
The Arizona Racing Commission has rescinded its permission to allow the simulcasting arm of The Stronach Group to sell signals to state betting outlets, citing a law passed last year. Read More...

Hail to the Chief a different sort for Ward

DRF | 16 hours ago
Trainer Wesley Ward is best known for having fast, precocious, win-early 2-year-olds who aren't often seen stretching out at age 3. In Hail to the Chief, Ward has a not-so-fast, late-developing juvenile colt who indicates that he wants to run long. Read More...

Ghost Fighter one of the principals in intruiging maiden contest

DRF | 16 hours ago
The most interesting race on Thursday's eight-race Aqueduct card is a six-furlong maiden race for 3-year-olds that goes as the fifth. Read More...

Sir Winston rerouted to Friday allowance

DRF | 16 hours ago
Trainer Mark Casse has laid out a new plan for Sir Winston he hopes can get the 2019 Belmont Stakes winner to Dubai in March. Read More...

Brown tries to break out of rare cold spell with three starters

DRF | 16 hours ago
For most anyone else, it wouldn't be worth a second glance. But since Chad Brown sent out a pair of winners, Rakeez and Chiclet's Dream, on the Jan. 17 card, his stable has been on a rare cold streak, with all 12 of his Gulfstream starters since then having been defeated. Read More...

Hay Dakota sets course record

DRF | 17 hours ago
Hay Dakota not only won Sunday's allowance feature, he set a new course record in the process, rallying through a narrow opening nearing mid-stretch to register a three-quarter-length victory over Sombeyay. Read More...

With Math Wizard not invited to Saudi Cup, Joseph making alternative plans

DRF | 17 hours ago
Faced with the ever growing reality that Math Wizard is not likely to receive an invitation to the $20 million Saudi Cup, a somewhat disgruntled trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. is looking at alternative plans for his Grade 1 winner that could now include a trip to Oaklawn for the Grade 3 Razorback Handicap on Feb. 17. Read More...

Surging Golden Sixty Takes Hong Kong Classic Mile

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Golden Sixty, closely chased by stablemate More Than This, scored his fifth win of the local season Dec. 27 in the Hong Kong Classic Mile, giving trainer Francis Lui a potential one-two punch for the BMW Hong Kong Derby. Read More...

Romans pleased by Mr Freeze’s Pegasus performance

DRF | 17 hours ago
Everybody would prefer to win, but Dale Romans was very happy with the way Mr Freeze ran when second in the Pegasus World Cup last Saturday. Read More...

Encoder, Royal Act slated for surface switch in Robert Lewis Stakes

DRF | 18 hours ago
Encoder and Royal Act, first and fifth in the Eddie Logan Stakes for 2-year-olds at a mile on turf on Dec. 29, are scheduled to have their first start on dirt in Saturday's Grade 3 Robert Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita. Read More...

Tiz the Law, Caracaro likely favorites in Holy Bull

DRF | 18 hours ago
The two probable favorites for the Holy Bull Stakes were sent through their final pre-race drills last weekend when preparing for what shapes up as an interesting stepping-stone on the Kentucky Derby trail Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Itsinthepost injured and retired

DRF | 18 hours ago
Itsinthepost, a millionaire who won eight graded stakes in the last three years, has been retired after sustaining an injury over the weekend. Read More...

Cedillo’s hard work has made him one of the circuit’s most successful riders

DRF | 18 hours ago
Most days, Abel Cedillo can be found at Santa Anita during training hours, with a morning or two spent each week at the San Luis Rey Downs training center in San Diego county. The work ethic has translated into a position near the top of the jockey standings for a rider who relocated from Northern California last summer. Read More...

Southwest Regional: Business is A-OK

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
BREEDER AND SALES CONSIGNOR Judy Curry of Tuttle, Okla., said she's been told she's incurable. But that's alright with her because it's her love for Thoroughbreds that can't be treated. Read More...

Options for Independence Hall: Stay home for Sam Davis or travel for Risen Star

DRF | 18 hours ago
A decision was pending early this week as to whether Independence Hall will make his next start in the Feb. 8 Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay Downs, where the colt has been training for several weeks, or in the Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds in New Orleans a week later. Read More...

Big money winter races put older horses on display

DRF | 19 hours ago
Before the international calendar became saturated with multimillion-dollar stakes for older horses, the handicap division was not typically a hot topic in the month of January. It changed when winter-spring became the new summer-fall. The richest races now are the earliest – the $3 million Pegasus in January at Gulfstream Park, inaugural $20 million Saudi Cup in February in Saudi Arabia, and $12 million Dubai World Cup in March. Read More...

Seven witnesses to testify Tuesday in congressional hearing on federal oversight

DRF | 19 hours ago
Seven witnesses are scheduled to testify on Tuesday morning at a congressional hearing in Washington D.C. to discuss legislation that would create a federal framework for regulation of horseracing, including several individuals who represent organizations that strongly support the bill. Read More...

Golden Sixty takes Hong Kong Classic Mile

DRF | 20 hours ago
Golden Sixty extended his winning streak to five races with a victory in Monday’s $1.29 million Hong Kong Classic Mile for 4-year-olds at Sha Tin Racecourse, the first leg of the Hong Kong Triple Crown. Read More...

Buffalo: 2020 live racing season begins Wednesday

DRF | 20 hours ago
Buffalo Raceway will open the 2020 season on Wednesday night (Jan. 29) with a 13-race program that gets underway at 5 p.m. Read More...

Harness: Life’s a beach for trainer Brett Pelling

DRF | 20 hours ago
Following a 12-year absence from the North American training scene, trainer Brett Pelling needed some time to regain his footing. The one-time Meadowlands leading conditioner returned with a self-confidence that was not initially met by others. The first few years saw Pelling race many of his own horses as he regained footing on the continent. Read More...

Bodecream Rallies to Texas Turf Mile Victory

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Red Lane Thoroughbreds' Bodecream made the best of a quick pace up front in the inaugural $200,000 Texas Turf Mile Stakes and rallied to a clear victory at 9-1 Jan. 26 at Sam Houston Race Park. Read More...

Lady Apple Surges Late to Take Houston Ladies Classic

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Serengeti Empress led from the gate of the $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic (G3) at Sam Houston Race Park, but in the end she couldn't hold off the grinding effort of Phoenix Thoroughbreds and KatieRich Stables' Lady Apple. Read More...

Dot Matrix Makes the Grade in John B. Connally Turf Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Ten Strike Racing's Dot Matrix was the 3-1 third choice behind Mike Maker's duo of Marzo and Bemma's Boy, but held off his closing rivals to win his first graded stakes in the $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup (G3T) Jan. 26 at Sam Houston Race Park. Read More...

Dot Matrix holds off late-running foes in Connally Turf Cup

DRF | 1 day ago
Dot Matrix won the most significant race of his career Sunday, when the Brad Cox trainee held off a charging pair of Mike Maker trainees for a three-quarter-length victory in the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup at Sam Houston. Read More...

Storm the Court, Gift Box among notable names on Sunday work tab

DRF | 1 day ago
Storm the Court, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita in November, worked five furlongs in 1:00.60 at Santa Anita on Sunday, his first workout since he was named the champion 2-year-old male of 2019 in a ceremony in Florida last Thursday. Read More...

Pegasus Score Has Breeder Alvarez-Calderon Soaring

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Mucho Gusto's score in the Jan. 25 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes Presented by Runhappy (G1) adds to the legacy of longtime Peruvian horseman Bernardo Alvarez-Calderon. Read More...

Miller considering Dubai trip for Texas Wedge, Captain Scotty

DRF | 1 day ago
Nationwide, trainer Peter Miller won stakes with sprinters on Saturday – the $150,000 World of Trouble Turf Sprint with Texas Wedge at Gulfstream Park and the Grade 2 Palos Verdes Stakes with Captain Scotty at Santa Anita. Read More...

Lady Apple edges Serengeti Empress in Houston Ladies Classic

DRF | 1 day ago
Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. long has praised Lady Apple’s competitive nature and she showed it once again Sunday when she battled along the rail to win the Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic by a half-length over odds-on favorite Serengeti Empress. Read More...

Rowdy Yates cruises to victory in Riley Allison Derby

DRF | 1 day ago
Rowdy Yates won the fourth stakes race of his career Sunday when he darted home by 3 1/2 lengths over Competitive Idea in the $100,000 Riley Allison Derby at Sunland Park. The race was the first of two local preps for the Grade 3, $700,000 Sunland Derby. Read More...

Upcoming Derby, Oaks Preps Keep 3-Year-Olds Busy

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
With three preps for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) and three for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) slated next weekend, 3-year-olds were out in full force Jan. 26 to prepare toward their upcoming starts. Read More...

Rowdy Yates Nabs Riley Allison Derby in Stretch

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
L and N Racing's Rowdy Yates added to the day's list of wins Jan. 26 for trainer Steve Asmussen when he took the $104,200 Riley Allison Derby at Sunland Park in his season debut. Read More...