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California Chrome crowned Horse of the Year for second time

DRF | 9 hours ago
The Sunshine State became the Golden State on Saturday night at the 46th annual Eclipse Awards dinner, as California Chrome made off with the golden statuette as Horse of the Year for the second time and led a parade of California-based connections who won divisional titles. Read More...

California Chrome Again Horse of the Year

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
California Chrome’s second Horse of the Year honor for 2016--which was awarded to his connections Jan. 21 at Gulfstream Park--uniquely situates the chestnut in the history of the game. Read More...

Giwner: Mapping out a schedule for Wiggle It Jiggleit in 2017

DRF | 9 hours ago
We are in the heart of winter, so it is best to think warm thoughts. When it comes to racing, few horses get the blood pumping like Wiggle It Jiggleit and luckily for us, he is doing well while enjoying a well-deserved vacation. Read More...

Champagne Room Earns Toast as Champion 2-Year-Old Filly

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
In retrospect, the 33-1 odds on Champagne Room in the 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) look foolish. Read More...

Crewman wins Forego Stakes after long inquiry

DRF | 9 hours ago
Crewman withstood the rallies of several foes in Saturday night’s $50,000 Forego at Turfway Park, and then survived two claims of foul from riders on losing horses alleging interference from his drifting out in the stretch, to notch the first stakes win of his 28-race career. Read More...

Still in Tune, Songbird Earns Second Straight Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Fox Hill Farms' unbeaten 2-year-old of 2015 carried through her sophomore campaign in much the same way, with seven consecutive victories, earning her the Eclipse Award as champion 3-year-old filly. Read More...

Guest Suite looks to be at home in Lecomte Stakes win

DRF | 9 hours ago
In the 2015 Lecomte Stakes, trainer Neil Howard and owner Will Farish ran the promising 3-year-old Eagle as the favorite. Eagle, making his seasonal debut, never got into the race and finished seventh. Two years later, Howard and Farish again had the Lecomte favorite, this time in Guest Suite, a promising 3-year-old making his seasonal debut, and things turned out much better Saturday at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Arrogate, Flintshire Power Juddmonte to Owner Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Prince Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms enjoyed an excellent 2016 North American season, earning the boutique stable outstanding owner honors for the year. Read More...

California Chrome Named Champion Older Dirt Male

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
California Chrome earned the Eclipse Award for older dirt male Jan. 21, but his connections hope the honor is just the appetizer for the main course of Horse of the Year. Read More...

Beholder Goes Out a Champion, Earns Fourth Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
The only thing Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder had left to chase last year was her own legacy. Read More...

Castellano Scores Fourth Straight Eclipse as Top Jockey

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
It’s getting to be a habit—a very pleasant one—for Javier Castellano, who collected his fourth consecutive Eclipse Award as North America’s outstanding jockey. Read More...

Ocasio Earns Outstanding Apprentice Jockey Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Luis Ocasio received the Eclipse Award for outstanding apprentice jockey, as he closed out 2016 with 110 trips to the winner’s circle and more than $2.8 million in earnings. Read More...

Strong Summer Lifts Flintshire to Turf Male Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Flintshire’s body of work made him the best grass horse in North America in 2016, and two runner-up finishes at the end of his three-race win streak did nothing to soil his reputation. Read More...

Second Straight Turf Female Championship for Tepin

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
In a whirlwind tour that saw her win at five different tracks in three different countries, Tepin managed to maintain her superiority over one of the best divisions in racing in 2016. Read More...

Rawnaq Reigns as Champion Steeplechaser

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Three wins in four attempts, including a pair of NSA-1 wins, vaulted the then 9-year-old son of Azamour to the 2016 Eclipse Award as top steeplechaser. Read More...

So Conflated wins slowly run California Derby

DRF | 11 hours ago
History repeated itself in Saturday's $100,450 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields, where So Conflated ($8.20) gave jockey Mario Gutierrez, trainer Doug O'Neill, and owner Paul Reddam’s Reddam Racing LLC their second straight victory in the race. Read More...

WinStar Farm Earns First Outstanding Breeder Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
WinStar Farm’s efforts to expand the quality and scope of its stallion roster and broodmare band starting six years ago paid big dividends in 2016, with the operation’s first Eclipse Award as leading breeder. Read More...

Hawaakom goes from last to first in Louisiana Stakes

DRF | 11 hours ago
Last behind a slow pace turning for home in the $75,000 Louisiana Stakes on Saturday at Fair Grounds, Hawaakom takes command late and crosses the wire three-quarters of a length in front. Read More...

2016 Eclipse Awards Winners

DRF | 11 hours ago
View profiles for the 2016 Eclipse Awards winners. Read More...

Big-Race Drefong Named Champion Male Sprinter

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
With his Eclipse Award for male sprinter awarded Jan. 21, Drefong joins Lost in the Fog (2005), Trinniberg (2012), and Runhappy (2015) as the only 3-year-olds who earned the honor this century. Read More...

Versatile Finest City Named Champion Female Sprinter

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Finest City not only proved the best distaff sprinter of 2016, but acquitted herself around two turns on dirt and turf as well. Read More...

Granny’s Kitten by a neck in Col. E.R. Bradley

DRF | 11 hours ago
Granny’s Kitten won his career debut back in July 2014 by more than four lengths and his second start by more than two. He seemed like a horse who, given circumstances under which he could win, would slam the door on the opposition. Read More...

Farrell Opens Season With Silverbulletday Victory

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Coffeepot Stables' homebred Farrell picked up a stakes win and 10 more Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) qualifying points with a 2 3/4 length win in the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes Jan. 21 at Fair Ground Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Turfway Barn Under Quarantine for EHV-1 Wild Strain

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
The Kentucky Office of State Veterinarian has placed an order of quarantine on a barn on the Turfway Park backstretch after a horse from that barn was tested and determined to be positive to Equine Herpesvirus Type-1 'wild strain.' Read More...

Farrell takes step toward Kentucky Oaks goal

DRF | 12 hours ago
Trainer Wayne Catalano had been shut out during the 2016 – 2017 Fair Grounds racing season, but that changed Saturday in the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes when he sent the 3-year-old filly Farrell out to win what her connections hope was a first step toward the Kentucky Oaks. Read More...

Hong Kong selections for Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

DRF | 12 hours ago
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Forest Mouse surges to Winsham Lad victory

DRF | 12 hours ago
Forest Mouse delivered as the 124-pound highweight Saturday in the $65,000 Winsham Lad Handicap at Sunland Park, where he darted to a 3 1/4-length win over Ol Winedrinker Who. Read More...

Classic Empire Unanimous Champion 2-Year-Old Male

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Classic Empire, a rangy, good-looking son of Pioneerof the Nile, came to hand under the tutelage of Mark and Norm Casse, and then left the rest of the juvenile division in arrears as he claimed the Eclipse Award for 2016’s top 2-year-old male. Read More...

Arrogate Finishes Strong to be Champion 3-Year-Old Male

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Kept out of competition for 10 weeks between the Travers and the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), Arrogate fought every step of the way and passed California Chrome late to win the Classic and cement his place as champion 3-year-old male of 2016. Read More...

Hy Riverside wins head bob in Sunshine Millions Classic

DRF | 12 hours ago
They saved the best for last on Saturday’s Sunshine Millions card at Gulfstream Park – a classic of a Classic won by the bob of a nose by Hy Riverside over a game but hard-luck Nauset Beach, with 3-5 favorite Awesome Slew finishing less than a length farther back after holding a short advantage through midstretch. Read More...

Masterful Stride holds off Saturdaynitelites

DRF | 12 hours ago
Masterful Stride showed speed and guts in winning Saturday’s $30,000 Hank Mill Sr. Handicap at Turf Paradise. Read More...

Breakthrough Eclipse for Outstanding Trainer Brown

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Brown won a record 40 races during the Saratoga Race Course meet to end Todd Pletcher’s longstanding dominance at the Spa. Read More...

Our Way’s victory may give him step up in class

DRF | 13 hours ago
Our Way surged to victory Saturday against fellow Florida-breds in the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Turf at Gulfstream Park and may well have earned a shot at Grade 1 company in the foreseeable future. Read More...

Finest City Dazzles in Santa Monica

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Seltzer Thoroughbreds' Finest City showed no signs of rust in her first start since her Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) victory, the $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes (G2) Jan. 21 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Chanel’s Legacy wins Dixie Belle for second stakes victory

DRF | 13 hours ago
Chanel’s Legacy tracked a contested pace before moving to a 2 1/2-length win over My Sweet Stella in the $125,000 Dixie Belle for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Oaklawn Park. It was another half-length back to Five Star Factor in third. Read More...

Sippin Risks Perfect Record in Enchantress

R.D. Hubbard’s Sippin will risk her undefeated record in Sunday’s 1-mile, $85,000 Enchantress Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

Finest City runs away from Fantastic Style in Santa Monica

DRF | 13 hours ago
Finest City put away a threat from Fantastic Style before the eighth pole and won the Santa Monica Stakes by 3 3/4 lengths Saturday, running seven furlongs in 1:21.49 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Granny’s Kitten Gets Graded Score in E.R. Bradley

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Ken and Sarah Ramsey added another graded stakes winner to their list of homebreds by their stallion Kitten's Joy when Granny's Kitten wore down Western Reserve to score in the $125,000 Colonel E. R. Bradley Stakes (G3T) Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Page McKenney Does it Again at Laurel Park

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Adam Staple and Jalin Stable's Page McKenney shrugged off a nearly nine-month layoff and won his sixth straight stakes at Laurel Park Jan. 21 in the $75,000 Native Dancer. Read More...

Gainesway’s Karakontie First Foal Arrives

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Gainesway's three-time grade/group 1 winner Karakontie sired his first reported foal Jan. 19, a filly bred by Jim and Pam Robinson's Brandywine Farm and foaled at their Paris, Ky., property. Read More...

First Foal Arrives for Gainesway’s Karakontie

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Gainesway's three-time grade/group 1 winner Karakontie sired his first reported foal Jan. 19, a filly bred by Jim and Pam Robinson's Brandywine Farm and foaled at their Paris, Ky., property. Read More...

R Angel Katelyn survives scrutiny of stewards in Gasparilla

DRF | 14 hours ago
There were some anxious moments for the connections of R Angel Katelyn on Saturday as the stewards at Tampa Bay Downs decided whether to disqualify her for repeatedly lugging out in the stretch of the $86,000 Gasparilla Stakes. But in the end, the stewards took no action, and the filly notched her third consecutive stakes win. Read More...

Guest Suite Steps Up in Lecomte

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Guest Suite trained perfectly up to the Jan. 21 Lecomte Stakes (G3), then won it. Read More...

Hy Riverside Wins Sunshine Millions Classic by Nose

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
After a three-horse charge down the stretch, Mar Racing Stable's Hy Riverside got a nose in front of Nauset Beach on the wire in the in the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes at Gulfstream Park Jan. 21. Read More...

Page McKenney ends hiatus with Native Dancer triumph

DRF | 14 hours ago
The $75,000 Native Dancer Stakes at Laurel Park might have been Page McKenney's first start in nine months, but he looked anything but rusty while scoring a 1 3/4-length win the 1 1/16-mile race for older horses. Read More...

No Fault of Mine earns elusive first stakes win in Wayward Lass

DRF | 15 hours ago
It took a bit longer than her connections thought it would, but No Fault of Mine finally got her stakes win. No Fault of Mine ($3.40), a 5-year-old mare by Blame, had lost her first eight stakes races, including six graded events, before prevailing by 2 1/2 lengths as the favorite in the $50,000 Wayward Lass Stakes on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs. Read More...

Holy Boss romp as odds-on favorite in Duncan Kenner Stakes

DRF | 15 hours ago
Holy Boss ran well throughout 2016 without finding the winner’s circle, but he started 2017 with a long overdue victory, capturing the $75,000 Duncan Kenner Stakes at Fair Grounds by 5 3/4 lengths as the odds-on favorite. Read More...

Arrogate Logs Final Pegasus Work

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Arrogate's final workout in preparation for the Jan. 28 Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) further encouraged trainer Bob Baffert for his rematch with California Chrome. Read More...

Baffert proclaims Arrogate ready for Pegasus World Cup

DRF | 16 hours ago
After Arrogate worked six furlongs in 1:12.13 at Santa Anita late Saturday morning, trainer Bob Baffert said the world-class 4-year-old colt is prepared for the world’s richest race, the $12 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Early Entry ends one-year layoff with Sunshine Millions Sprint win

DRF | 16 hours ago
Early Entry returned from a layoff of nearly a year in winning the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. Read More...