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Woodbine Harness: Rookies impress in Fall Four finals

DRF | 2 hours ago
The finest two-year-olds in harness racing were on display Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack for the Fall Four Stakes. Read More...

Yonkers: All Bets Off wins Messenger Pace

DRF | 2 hours ago
Act Now was also an easy winner in the Lady Maud for three-year-old fillies. Read More...

Yonkers: Natural Herbie shows heart in International Trot Preview win

DRF | 2 hours ago
Natural Herbie took on and defeated the best in the International Trot Preview at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 3 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2014 9:57 PM ET Coolmore's globetrotting Adelaide (Ire) lit up Australia with a last-to-first victory in the G1 Cox Plate... Read More...

Yonkers: Nuncio an easy Yonkers Trot winner

DRF | 3 hours ago
Nuncio hasn't been worse than second in his stellar career. Read More...

Northlands Park Meet Ends With Handle Gains

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
The 2014 Thoroughbred season at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino concluded Oct. 25 with wagering increasing across the board. Read More...

Lexie Lou Shows Old Spark in Autumn Miss Win

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Queen's Plate winner Lexie Lou won her first start outside Canada with an eye-catching burst of speed in the drive to take the $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 25 over the Santa Anita turf. Read More...

Champion Beholder Withdrawn from FTKNOV

TDN | 5 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2014 8:13 PM ET Spendthrift Farm's two-time champion Beholder (Henny Hughes) scratched from Fasig-Tipton November due to illness. Read More...

Lexie Lou Returns to Winning Ways in Autumn Miss

TDN | 5 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2014 8:08 PM ET 8th at SAX (Santa Anita)GIII Autumn Miss S. ($100K)     Winner: Lexie Lou by Sligo Bay (IRE) Queen's Plate winner Lexie Lou (f, 3, Sligo ... Read More...

Beholder scratched from sale, to resume training after recovery

DRF | 5 hours ago
Two-time champion Beholder, declared out of the Breeders’ Cup earlier this week due to illness, will not sell in early November as scheduled and will instead be put back into training after recovering. Read More...

Capitalism holds off stablemate in Canadian Juvenile

DRF | 5 hours ago
Heavily favored Capitalism paid $3.30 for his desperate win over his stablemate Centrefire in the $51,500 Canadian Juvenile at Northlands Park on Saturday. Read More...

Santa Anita carryovers in pick six, super high five

DRF | 5 hours ago
There are two carryovers for Sunday’s program at Santa Anita - $166,604 in the pick six and $62,419 in the super high five. Read More...

Beholder Scratched from F-T November Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Spendthrift Farm's two-time champion Beholder has been scratched from the Fasig-Tipton November sale in Lexington to continue her recovery from an illness that knocked her out of the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I). Read More...

Canadian filly Lexie Lou scores in Autumn Miss

DRF | 5 hours ago
Lexie Lou, Canada’s star filly, became a California girl on Saturday, winning her first American start in the $101,250 Autumn Miss Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita. Read More...

Maker Or Breaker much the best in Princess of Palms

DRF | 6 hours ago
Maker Or Breaker, an invader from Southern California who was coming out of a Grade 3 stakes at Santa Anita, took advantage of the class drop to easily capture Saturday’s $35,000 Princess of Palms at Turf Paradise. Read More...

Keeneland Posts Dips in Attendance, Handle

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
The Keeneland 2014 fall meet, highlighted by a new dirt surface and the Lexington track's first $1 million race, closed Saturday, Oct. 25 with the third-highest seasonal attendance in Keeneland history. Read More...

Sharla Rae prevails in roughly run Pike Place Dancer

DRF | 6 hours ago
Sharla Rae, the lone stakes winner in the field, proved best in the lane, capturing the $75,420 Pike Place Dancer Stakes by a neck at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday. Read More...

Keeneland all-sources handle drops 12 percent at fall meet

DRF | 6 hours ago
Keeneland wrapped up the first meet on its new dirt track Saturday with solid reviews from horsemen and a fair safety record – though the meet did post decreases in field size, handle, and attendance. Read More...

Munnings Colt Overcomes Wide Trip at Santa Anita

TDN | 6 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2014 6:36 PM ET 5th at SA (Santa Anita)Msw ($56K)     Winner: Alright Alright by Munnings Alright Alright (c, 2, Munnings) holds off well-backed Firing L... Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Firm turf works against River Seven

DRF | 7 hours ago
River Seven (8-5) ran the race of his life in last year’s Labeeb, scoring by 10 lengths over the yielding ground that he prefers. The turf should be firm on Sunday, just like it was on Friday and Saturday, which will not be ideal for River Seven. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Sprint prospect Big Macher goes nice and easy

DRF | 7 hours ago
Big Macher, who has not started since turning in an uncharacteristically dull effort in the Grade 2 Pat O’Brien at Del Mar on Aug. 24, breezed an easy half-mile in 47.40 seconds with jockey Tyler Baze aboard Saturday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Candy Ride Filly Closes Nicely in Lexington Unveiling

TDN | 7 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2014 6:05 PM ET 10th at KEE (Keeneland)Msw ($56K)     Winner: Tiger Ride by Candy Ride (ARG) Tiger Ride (f, 2, Candy Ride {Arg}) rallies well to don cap ... Read More...

Family ties run deep for Cigar Street

DRF | 7 hours ago
The arrival on the scene of Breeders' Cup Classic contender Cigar Street - out of a half sister to champion Cigar - represents the efforts of multiple generations of horsemen. Read More...

Taris to Be Offered at F-T November

TDN | 7 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2014 5:38 PM ET Taris (Flatter), ultra-impressive in winning the GII Lexus Raven Run S., has been added to the F-T November line-up. Read More...

Clocker: Stonetastic makes favorable impression

DRF | 7 hours ago
What was essentially a three-furlong blow-out turned into work of the day honors for Stonetastic, not so much for her swift final clocking but more so for the manner in which she galloped out upon completion of the drill and the overall impression she made in the process. Read More...

Pick of the Litter Shows Best in Fayette Win

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Pick of the Litter benefited from a ground-saving trip under Corey Lanerie to get up in the last strides over favored Departing in the $200,000 Fayette Stakes (gr. II), earning his first graded win Oct. 25 at Keeneland. Read More...

Mellow Fellow scores by a nose in Gin Rummy Champ

DRF | 7 hours ago
Mellow Fellow was up for a nose win over Full Moon’s Back in the $90,000 Gin Rummy Champ at Gulfstream Park West on Saturday. It was another three-quarters of a length back in third to Moonwalker. Read More...

Pick of the Litter Makes the Grade in Fayettte

TDN | 8 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2014 5:30 PM ET 9th at KEE (Keeneland)GII Fayette S. ($200K)     Winner: Pick of the Litter by Kitten's Joy Pick of the Litter (c, 4, Kitten's Joy) runs ... Read More...

Blazing Bling blows by field in inaugural Diana

DRF | 8 hours ago
Blazing Bling came from off the early pace to blow by the field and win the first running of the $50,000 Diana at ThistleDown on Saturday afternoon. Read More...

Pick of the Litter delivers in Fayette

DRF | 8 hours ago
Pick of the Litter finally delivered on the promise trainer Dale Romans felt he showed all along, splitting horses in deep stretch to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Fayette Stakes, the closing-day feature at Keeneland. Read More...

Raven Run winner Taris to be offered in Fasig-Tipton November sale

DRF | 8 hours ago
Taris, winner of the Grade 2 Raven Run Stakes, will be supplemented into the catalog of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall selected mixed sale on Nov. 3. Read More...

Savvy Hester by a head in River Memories

DRF | 8 hours ago
Savvy Hester battled back along the inside after giving up the lead early in the stretch to notch her first stakes Saturday at Woodbine in the $111,200 River Memories. Read More...

Miss Chatelaine rallies to win Chelsey Flower

DRF | 8 hours ago
Christophe Clement’s instructions to Joel Rosario in the paddock for his ride aboard Miss Chatelaine in Saturday’s $100,000 Chelsey Flower Stakes at Belmont Park were simple. Read More...

Raven Run Winner Taris to F-T November

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Taris, runaway winner of the Oct. 18 Lexus Raven Run Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland, has been supplemented to the Fasig-Tipton November sale, where she will be offered by Darby Dan Sales. Read More...

Pulpit Filly Gets Through Late and Belmont

TDN | 8 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2014 4:43 PM ET 8th at BEL (Belmont Park)Chelsea Flower S. ($100K)     Winner: Miss Chatelaine by Pulpit Favored Miss Chatelaine (f, 2, Pulpit) carves wi... Read More...

BC 2014: California Chrome Bath Oct 25

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
California Chrome gets a bath after his work at Los Alamitos on Oct 25. Read More...

Discreetly Mine Exacta at Big Sandy

TDN | 9 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2014 4:12 PM ET 7th at BEL (Belmont Park)Msw ($75K)     Winner: Classy Class by Discreetly Mine Classy Class (c, 2, Discreetly Mine) leads home exacta fo... Read More...

Salutos Amigos Best in ‘Ruler, Eyes BC Sprint

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
The Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) field size appears to have grown by one after Salutos Amigos launched a powerful rally down the center of the track to take the $200,000 Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III) Oct. 25 from Be Read More...

Elm Park Cruises to Easy Racing Post Tally

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Qatar Racing and Kingsclere Racing's progressive Elm Park stepped up to the group I level with style Oct. 25 at Doncaster, scoring an authoritative win in the Racing Post Trophy for 2-year-olds. Read More...

Personal Ensign tops among Distaff winners as broodmares

DRF | 10 hours ago
There are few lines of black type that can do more to boost a broodmare prospect’s résumé than a win in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. The list of Distaff winners includes some of the most important female runners of the past three decades. However, while a victory in the Breeders’ Cup may open doors in the sales ring and the stud barn, it has not guaranteed a bountiful career as a broodmare. Measured by success in the breeding shed, the spectrum of Distaff winners ranges from Broodmares of the Year to outright disappointments. Read More...

Romans: Prayer for Relief’s Work ‘Super’

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Despite Prayer for Relief having not visited the winner's circle since, trainer Dale Romans believes the 6-year-horse belongs in the field for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Read More...

Romans: Prayer for Relief’s Work ‘Super’

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Despite Prayer for Relief having not visited the winner's circle since, trainer Dale Romans believes the 6-year-horse belongs in the field for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile contender Calculator works slowly by design

DRF | 10 hours ago
On Saturday, at the San Luis Rey Downs training center in Bonsall, Calif., Calculator completed preparations for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile by working six furlongs in 1:13.80. Read More...

BC 2014: California Chrome Work

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Footage from California Chrome's work at Los Alamitos on October 25 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup. Read More...

BC 2014: California Chrome Work

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Footage from California Chrome's work at Los Alamitos on October 25 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup. Read More...

Salutos Amigos wins Bold Ruler, targets BC Sprint

DRF | 11 hours ago
Maybe it wasn’t an either/or situation after all for Salutos Amigos. After dominating Saturday’s Grade 3 Bold Ruler Handicap by 3 1/4 lengths at Belmont Park, David Jacobson, part-owner and trainer of Salutos Amigos, said he wants to wheel the horse back in next Saturday’s $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita. Salutos Amigos was pre-entered for the Sprint and did make it into the body of the race. Read More...

Mr. Besilu, $4.2-million yearling, to stand in Texas

DRF | 11 hours ago
Mr. Besilu, who sold for $4.2 million as a yearling, has been retired and will enter stud at Eureka Thoroughbred Farm in Fredericksburg, Texas, for 2015. His fee has been set for $2,000, the farm announced on Friday. Read More...

Adelaide Strikes From Last to Win Cox Plate

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Ryan Moore piloted Irish raider Adelaide from last to victory in the Aus$3 million Sportingbet Cox Plate (Aus-I), Australia's premier weight-for-age race Oct. 25 at Moonee Valley. Read More...

Adelaide Strikes From Last to Win Cox Plate

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Ryan Moore piloted Irish raider Adelaide from last to victory in the Aus$3 million Sportingbet Cox Plate (Aus-I), Australia's premier weight-for-age race Oct. 25 at Moonee Valley. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Modifies Convicted Trainer Rule

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
As part of the board revision of the convicted trainer rule, Breeders' Cup prohibits the participation by assistant trainers or other employees that affected trainers may transfer horses to following sanctions. Read More...