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Contessa: Our Sport Needs A Commissioner

In case you have been a little too busy to notice, the public has completely lost faith in horse racing's ability to maintain transparency through self-rule. It's hard to argue with them. We have an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

PR Special Fasig-Tipton October Sale: Price Is Right?

The Paulick Report is pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and at the Fasig-Tipton October Sale, kicking off today in Lexington, Ky. In this edition of the PR Special, Frank... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

Crazy Prophet rallies from last to win B.C. Cup Classic

DRF | 13 hours ago
Crazy Prophet rallied from last to win the $50,000 British Columbia Cup Classic at Hastings on Sunday. Read More...

Lord Nelson will debut at stud for $20,000

DRF | 14 hours ago
Multiple Grade 1 winner Lord Nelson will debut at stud for Spendthrift Farm in 2018 after missing what would have been his first breeding season due to laminitis. Read More...

Hemlock Channel’s Harvest Plate win sets mark

DRF | 15 hours ago
Hemlock Channel took advantage of a fast and contested pace to win the $100,000 Harvest Plate at Century Downs on Sunday. Read More...

Report from October 2017 New Mexico Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, October 12. Read More...

Royal F J, after 102 starts, to begin retirement

DRF | 15 hours ago
Royal F J, the 10-year-old gelding who has had a near-constant presence in trainer Jack Carava’s stable since 2009, will be shipped to a local farm to begin retirement. Read More...

Apple Betty Surges to Dowager Win

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Stalking just behind the leader for most of the 1 1/2-mile turf test, Apple Betty powered to a 3 1/2-length win in the $125,000 Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes (G3T) Oct. 22 at Keeneland. Read More...

Darby Dan Announces 2018 Stud Fees

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Darby Dan Farm has set 2018 stud fees for its roster of eight stallions, led by Dialed In whose fee has been increased to $25,000, stands and nurses. Read More...

Gunnevera Works Bullet Five Furlongs at Gulfstream

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera topped the worktab for the fourth consecutive time the morning of Oct. 22 at Gulfstream Park West, where the Antonio Sano-trained 3-year-old colt breezed five furlongs in 1:00 flat under Edgard Zayas. Read More...

Artistic Diva Speeds to Victory in Anoakia Stakes

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Hronis Racing's Artistic Diva put on an impressive display of speed to take the $70,000 Anoakia Stakes Oct. 22 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Dalarna Upsets English Channel Field in Stakes Debut

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Dalarna rallied from last in a seven-horse field to gain the lead in deep stretch and outkicked 4-5 favorite Let's Get Loud and longshot Harlan's Harmony by a nose in the $100,000 English Channel Stakes for 3-year-olds Oct. 22 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton October Closes Yearling Sale Season

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Coming on the heels of a rebound within North American markets this year, the Fasig-Tipton October sale is the final major yearling sale of 2017 and as such offers buyers one last opportunity to buy foals of 2016. Read More...

Spendthrift Announces 2018 Stud Fees

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm announced 2018 stud fees for its roster set to stand at the Lexington-based farm this upcoming breeding season, topped by Into Mischief who will stand for $100,000.  Read More...

Apple Betty notches first graded stakes win in Dowager

DRF | 17 hours ago
Apple Betty did everything but win when racing in the Grade 3 Dowager at Keeneland last year, taking command in the stretch and losing by a nose to Electrum. Back for a return try in Sunday’s Grade 3, $125,000 Dowager, this time Apple Betty didn’t have to settle for a secondary prize, blowing past rivals at the top of the stretch to win by 3 1/2 lengths. Read More...

Dalarna goes last to first in English Channel

DRF | 17 hours ago
Dalarna, a 19-1 longshot, got his nose on the wire first, besting 4-5 favorite Let’s Get Loud in Sunday’s $100,000 English Channel Stakes for 3-year-olds at Belmont Park. Read More...

Kiseki Lands Japanese St. Leger

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Kiseki overcame a downpour from an approaching typhoon, soft turf, and 17 rivals to land his first top-level win in the Kikuka Sho (G1) or Japanese St. Leger Oct. 22 at Kyoto Racecourse. Read More...

Inflexibility edges Ghostly Presence in Carotene Stakes

DRF | 17 hours ago
The favored New York invader Inflexibility overcame a troubled trip to take the $125,000 Carotene Stakes over Ghostly Presence at Woodbine on Sunday. Read More...

Dialed In’s fee rises to $25,000 for 2018

DRF | 17 hours ago
Darby Dan Farm released its advertised stud fees for the 2018 breeding season, led by Dialed In at $25,000. Read More...

Artistic Diva leads all the way in Anoakia Stakes

DRF | 18 hours ago
The raw speed of Artistic Diva was on clear display in Sunday’s $71,500 Anoakia Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Santa Anita. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Horses Log Turf Works at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Nine horses got the rare opportunity to train on the Santa Anita Park turf course Oct. 22, to get in important works for upcoming Breeders' Cup races. Read More...

Tapit Yearlings Among Fasig-Tipton Hips to Watch

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
A colt and a filly by Gainesway's leading sire Tapit are among the horses to keep an eye on during the Oct. 23 opening session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale. The auction in Lexington begins at 10 a.m. daily through Oct. 26. Read More...

Ice Breeze Denies Vazirabad in Prix Royal-Oak

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Ice Breeze held on gamely through the final 200 meters in the Oct. 22 Prix Royal-Oak (G1) at Saint-Cloud, turning back Vazirabad's bid to land the race for an unprecedented third straight year. Read More...

Kiseki makes Japanese St. Leger first stakes win

DRF | 19 hours ago
Kiseki won his first stakes and his fourth race in an eight-race career Sunday with the Grade 1 Japanese St. Leger at 1 7/8 miles on turf for 3-year-old colts and fillies at Kyoto Racecourse. Read More...

B Squared, Richard’s Boy will pre-enter BC Turf Sprint

DRF | 20 hours ago
B Squared and Richard’s Boy, the first two finishers of the $100,690 California Flag Handicap at Santa Anita on Saturday, will be pre-entered for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Del Mar on Nov. 4. Read More...

Cambodia drills for Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf

DRF | 20 hours ago
Cambodia, the winner of two Grade 2 stakes for fillies and mares on turf at Del Mar this summer, was the most prominent of nine Breeders’ Cup candidates to work on turf at Santa Anita on Sunday. Read More...

Lady Ivanka works for Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

DRF | 20 hours ago
Virtually all of the New York-based horses preparing for the Breeders’ Cup are based at Belmont Park. There is one, however, who is eight miles away, preparing in what is currently a tranquil environment at Aqueduct. Read More...

Heart to Heart Breeders’ Cup Bound After Keeneland Move

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Trainer Brian Lynch felt energized about supplementing Heart to Heart to the Breeders' Cup Mile after watching his smallish bay charge roll through an easy half-mile work in :49 1/5 over the Keeneland turf course Oct. 22. Read More...

Former racing executive Al Stall Sr. dies at 85

DRF | 21 hours ago
Albert Stall Sr., a former longtime chairman of the Louisiana Racing Commission and a prominent Thoroughbred owner, died Sunday in New Orleans at 85. He was the father of four children, including the Breeders’ Cup Classic-winning trainer Al Stall Jr. Read More...

Former racing executive Al Stall Sr. dies at 85

DRF | 21 hours ago
Albert Stall Sr., a former longtime chairman of the Louisiana Racing Commission and a prominent Thoroughbred owner, died Sunday in New Orleans at 85. He was the father of four children, including the Breeders’ Cup Classic-winning trainer Al Stall Jr. Read More...

Mr. Stunning, Beauty Generation get Group 2 stakes wins

DRF | 22 hours ago
Mr. Stunning cemented his position as one of the top sprinters in Hong Kong, while Beauty Generation hinted he could join the elite division of Hong Kong milers in races Sunday at Sha Tin. Read More...

Mr. Stunning, Beauty Generation get Group 2 stakes wins

DRF | 22 hours ago
Mr. Stunning cemented his position as one of the top sprinters in Hong Kong, while Beauty Generation hinted he could join the elite division of Hong Kong milers in races Sunday at Sha Tin. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup clocker: Annals of Time, War Flag breeze

DRF | 22 hours ago
Only a handful of potential Breeders’ Cup starters worked here Sunday on another picture-perfect morning, a list topped by turf specialists Annals of Time and War Flag, prepping for the Mile and Filly and Mare Turf. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup clocker: Annals of Time, War Flag breeze

DRF | 22 hours ago
Only a handful of potential Breeders’ Cup starters worked here Sunday on another picture-perfect morning, a list topped by turf specialists Annals of Time and War Flag, prepping for the Mile and Filly and Mare Turf. Read More...

Abel Tasman Avoids Trouble in Breeders’ Cup Work

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Abel Tasman had just left the gate for her workout when Vegas Vic was wrapping up his. In the process of galloping out, Vegas Vic broke down, but the Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) contender was able to avoid any incident. Read More...

Heart to Heart, Oscar Performance put in turf works

DRF | 22 hours ago
Heart to Heart is a nine-time graded stakes winner and millionaire, but one goal has been elusive. The horse will be seeking his first Grade 1 victory as a supplemental entry to the Breeders’ Cup Mile. Read More...

Heart to Heart, Oscar Performance put in turf works

DRF | 22 hours ago
Heart to Heart is a nine-time graded stakes winner and millionaire, but one goal has been elusive. The horse will be seeking his first Grade 1 victory as a supplemental entry to the Breeders’ Cup Mile. Read More...

Sunday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Culture Carrier should improve with added distance

DRF | 23 hours ago
Jahaafel is a deserving favorite, having run well in both of his starts, but has gotten absolutely perfect trips, so it’s not as if you can reasonably expect significant improvement. He also must handle this stretch-out to 10 furlongs. I’ll use him, but I think a couple of others may offer better value. Read More...

Sunday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Culture Carrier should improve with added distance

DRF | 23 hours ago
Jahaafel is a deserving favorite, having run well in both of his starts, but has gotten absolutely perfect trips, so it’s not as if you can reasonably expect significant improvement. He also must handle this stretch-out to 10 furlongs. I’ll use him, but I think a couple of others may offer better value. Read More...

Abel Tasman has eventful work for Breeders’ Cup Distaff

DRF | 1 day ago
Kentucky Oaks winner Abel Tasman worked seven furlongs from the gate in 1:25.60 on Sunday morning at Santa Anita and had to avoid a horse who went wrong just in front of her shortly after she broke from the gate. Read More...

Watchmaker: Sizing up Eclipse Award contenders ahead of Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 1 day ago
There is much on the line in the Breeders’ Cup, not the least of which are year-end championships. Here’s a look at one man’s opinion of the Eclipse Award scenarios going into this Breeders’ Cup. Read More...

Nubin Ridge stretches out to win Gold Cup

DRF | 1 day ago
Nubin Ridge made a rare start around two turns in Saturday night’s $100,000 Gold Cup at Delta Downs and rallied for a half-length win over Sir Genghis. It was another three-quarters of a length back to favorite Underpressure in third. Read More...

Bernier: How I’ll play Santa Anita on Sunday, Oct. 22

DRF | 1 day ago
Sunday’s card at Santa Anita is highlighted by the $70,000 Anoakia Stakes for 2-year-old fillies, carded as the third race on a nine-race card. Based on its placement, I’ll look at the pick-five sequence beginning in race 1. Read More...

Can’t Be Wrong, Special Rockstar get statebred stakes wins

DRF | 1 day ago
Can’t Be Wrong won the $50,000 Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame Stakes for the second year in a row Saturday night at Retama Park, pulling clear by 2 1/2 lengths over Moojab Jr. The win was one of four on the card for the trainer-jockey team of Danny Pish and Ted Gondron. Read More...

Breeders Crown: Downbytheseaside, Rock N Tony claim 3-Year-Old Colt Pace eliminations

DRF | 1 day ago
Downbytheseaside won as the favorite, and then Rock N Tony pulled a 28-1 surprise in the two $25,000 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Pace eliminations on Saturday night at Hoosier Park. Read More...

Breeders Crown: Fourth Dimension, Crystal Fashion take 2-Year-Old Colt Trot elims

DRF | 1 day ago
Fourth Dimension and driver Brian Sears captured the second and fastest $20,000 elimination of the Breeders Crown for juvenile colt trotters at Hoosier Park on Saturday night. The New York-bred son of Chapter Seven trotted home in 1:54, setting a new track record for the division. Read More...

Breeders Crown: Antonacci doubles, What The Hill sets track record in 3-Year-Old Colt Trot elims

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Frank Antonacci won with International Moni and Lindy The Great, and then Canadian Trotting Classic winner What The Hill went a track record 1:52 1/5 mile in the trio of $25,000 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Trot eliminations on Saturday night at Hoosier Park. Read More...

October Sale Good For Modest Consignor Higgs

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Since the early 1990s, the Chandler, Ind., resident has circled this sale on his calendar. It is the lone yearling auction to which he consigns a select handful of horses, mostly pinhooks or youngsters owned by friends. Read More...