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Speightstown Filly from Tiznow Family Graduates on Gulfstream Turf

TDN | 40 mins ago
Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 1:57 PM ET 2nd at GPX (Gulfstream Park)Maiden Special Weight     Winner: Cut in Stone by Speightstown Cut in Stone (Speightstown), from the extended fam... Read More...

‘Pharoah’ Speedy in First Workout After Rebel

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
American Pharoah returned to training in impressive fashion March 29 at Santa Anita Park, recording a five-furlong breeze in :58 3/5. Read More...

Sherman: Ascot Could Be ‘Rough’ on ‘Chrome’

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Trainer Art Sherman didn't exactly give the decision to send California Chrome to England a ringing endorsement the morning of March 29. Read More...

Road to the Derby analysis: Florida Derby

DRF | 4 hours ago
MATERIALITY received the highest Beyer Speed Figure earned to date in a Kentucky Derby prep by gutting out this victory over UPSTART on a tiring, demanding Gulfstream Park surface. It was an aesthetically unpleasing race, for the leaders looked like they were going up and down through a final furlong that was run in 13.73 seconds and final three furlongs in 39.79 seconds. But they drew away from their rivals over a surface that was way, way slower than par, leading to the giant figure. Read More...

Positive ROI Report for Sunday, March 29

DRF | 5 hours ago
Download positive ROI trainer statistics for Sunday's cards at Fair Grounds, Fonner Park, Golden Gate, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Laurel Park, Los Alamitos, Mountaineer Park, Oaklawn Park, Parx Racing, Rillito, Santa Anita, Sunland Park, Tampa Bay Downs, Turf Paradise, and Turfway Park. The report features top trainer angles, top trainer/jockey combinations, and profitable betting angles based on a trainer's record in similar situations. Read More...

Road to the Derby analysis: Louisiana Derby

DRF | 5 hours ago
INTERNATIONAL STAR became the first horse to win four Kentucky Derby scoring races, and he completed a sweep of the three Derby preps at Fair Grounds with this victory in the Louisiana Derby. He won the Lecomte in January and the Risen Star in February at Fair Grounds to go along with his win at age 2 in the Grey Stakes at Woodbine. All his wins at Fair Grounds have come since Miguel Mena took over as his rider. They have proved a formidable team at Fair Grounds, but the competition figures to be much, much stronger in his next start, the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

King: Pick four play for Gulfstream on Sunday, March 29

DRF | 5 hours ago
A late pick four play Sunday at Gulfstream, covering races 9-12 and comprised solely of turf races, offers the potential for a few large-priced winners that could fatten the payoff. Read More...

Call Me George scores longshot victory in New Orleans Handicap

DRF | 5 hours ago
With a quarter-mile to run in the New Orleans Handicap on Saturday at Fair Grounds, the longshot Call Me George, with James Graham aboard, was running in last place. Read More...

Pins’s Aerovelocity Takes Japan’s G1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen

TDN | 6 hours ago
Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 8:39 AM ET 8th at CHK (CHUKYO)G1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen ($1.5m)     Winner: Aerovelocity (NZ) by Pins (Aus) Pins's Aerovelocity Takes Japan's G1 Takamats... Read More...

Key Race Report for Sunday, March 29

DRF | 6 hours ago
Download a list of horses exiting races where two or more of the competitors have come back to win their next starts. Sunday's report features races from Churchill Downs, Fair Grounds, Fonner Park, Golden Gate, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Laurel Park, Los Alamitos, Mountaineer Park, Oaklawn Park, Parx Racing, Rillito, Santa Anita, Sunland Park, Tampa Bay Downs, Turf Paradise, and Turfway Park. Read More...

California Chrome to Ship to England, Target Royal Ascot

TDN | 6 hours ago
Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 8:11 AM ET California Chrome to Ship to England, Target Royal Ascot Read More...

Dubai World Cup 2015: Al Quoz Sprint

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Video Coverage of Sole Power's victory in the Al Quoz Sprint from the parade ring to the race to comments from winning Jockey Richard Hughes and Trainer Edward Lynham. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club Read More...

California Chrome headed to England

DRF | 13 hours ago
California Chrome will ship from Dubai to England this week in a bold bid to carry his Kentucky Derby-winning and Horse of the Year form to the European turf. Read More...

Dubai World Cup 2015: Dubai Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Video Coverage of Brown Panther's victory in the Dubai Gold Cup from the parade ring to the race to the celebration afterwards, and comments from winning jockey Richard Kingscote. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Dubai World Cup Video Recap

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Video Coverage of Prince Bishop's victory in the Dubai World Cup from the parade ring to the race and comments from jockey William Buick and trainer Saeed Bin Suroor. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 15 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 11:35 PM ET We hope you're ready for this one... With complete wall-to-wall coverage of the blockbuster G1 Dubai... Read More...

California Chrome Headed to Royal Ascot

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
California Chrome will race at Royal Ascot next and will ship to England directly from Dubai, according to the Sacramento Bee. Read More...

Despite Inexperience, Materiality Wins Florida Derby With Stretch Run

Materiality, facing graded stakes competition for the first time in his third career race, outslugged Upstart and won by one and a half lengths. Read More...

Meadowlands: JL Cruze, Rockeyed Optimist win series finals

DRF | 16 hours ago
Announcer Ken Warkentin said it best at the end of the mile by JL Cruze when he uttered, "Cruze is the king" as the 4-year-old trotter powered to another compelling victory. Saturday's victory in the $59,800 Shiaway St. Pat final complete a winter trotting series sweep at The Meadowlands for the son of Crazed. The victory was the eighth of the season for JL Cruze, bringing his 2015 earnings to $126,410. Read More...

Yonkers: Polak A heads repeat winners in Levy action

DRF | 17 hours ago
Polak A stepped up in a big way in one of four $50,000 second round George Morton Levy series races on Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway. The recent import, handled for the first time by Brian Sears, shook off the pressure of Foiled Again in the homestretch to win for the second time in as many starts since arriving from 'Down Under'. Read More...

Sky Kingdom Wins Second Tokyo City Cup

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Westrock Stables' Sky Kingdom continued to show his affinity for the 1 1/2-mile distance March 28 with an impressive victory in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Materiality wins Florida Derby to stay unbeaten

DRF | 19 hours ago
Materiality showed the courage and heart of a veteran in only his third career start, withstanding a thrilling stretch-long challenge from the more experienced even-money favorite, Upstart, to register a well-deserved and impressive 1 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Jacobson, Ortiz Earn Titles at Aqueduct

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Trainer David Jacobson and jockey Jose Ortiz opened up decisive early leads and cruised to the finish line to win their respective titles as the inner track meet came to a close on Saturday, March 28 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Imagining Breaks Through for Pan Am Victory

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Phipps Stable's homebred Imagining finally returned to the winner's circle, snapping a five-race losing streak and proving best in the $150,000 Pan American Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park on March 28. Read More...

Afleet Alex’s ‘TDN Rising Star’ Materiality Game in Florida Derby

TDN | 19 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 7:20 PM ET 14th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)GI Florida Derby ($1 million)     Winner: Materiality by Afleet Alex Materiality (Afleet Alex) fends off Upsta... Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Dubai Golden Shaheen

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Coverage of Secret Circle's victory in the Dubai Golden Shaheen, from the parade ring to the race, and comments from winning rider Victor Espinoza. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Call Me George Pulls New Orleans ‘Cap Upset

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Call Me George wore down Albano and favorite Moreno late in the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II), engineering a 22-1 upset that provided jockey James Graham a milestone win March 28 at Fair Grounds Read More...

Imagining prevails in Pan American

DRF | 19 hours ago
Saturday, when Imagining and Twilight Eclipse hooked up for the final three furlongs 1 1/2-mile Pan American, it was the 7-year-old Imagining who got the better of the two, winning the $150,000 Pan Am by three-quarters of a length. Read More...

Broadway Empire dominates Coyote Handicap

DRF | 20 hours ago
Broadway Empire hadn’t started since last Oct. 31, but the son of Empire Maker tumbled in class, added blinkers off some strong works, returned to Turf Paradise where he was 2 for 2, and had little trouble capturing Saturday’s $35,000 Coyote Handicap despite the final margin. Read More...

Dubai World Cup 2015: UAE Derby

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Coverage of the Mubtaahij's victory in the UAE Derby from the parade ring to the race to the celebration afterwards, and interviews with the connections. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club. Read More...

Sky Kingdom captures Tokyo City Cup for second time

DRF | 20 hours ago
Sky Kingdom won the Grade 3 Tokyo City Cup for the second time in his career at Santa Anita. Read More...

International Star gets hard-fought win in Louisiana Derby

DRF | 20 hours ago
If there is one thing Ken Ramsey lives for, one thing that drives him more than anything, it’s his desire to stand in the winner’s circle on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs following the day’s featured race. He’s had several shots at it, never has won, but his quest continues, and was at the forefront of his mind after International Star won the Grade 2, $750,000 Louisiana Derby on Saturday at Fair Grounds. Read More...

‘Star’ Saves Ground Again in Louisiana Derby

TDN | 20 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 6:46 PM ET 11th at FGX (Fair Grounds)GII Louisiana Derby ($750K)     Winner: International Star by Fusaichi Pegasus International Star (Fusaichi Pegas... Read More...

Sunburst Stakes Draws Full Field of State-Bred Sophomore Fillies

A full field of New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies, including morning-line favorite Winning Merlot, has been entered in Sunday’s 350-yard, $85,000 Sunburst Stakes (RG3) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Chocolate Ride wires field in Muniz Memorial

DRF | 20 hours ago
The 5-year-old gelding Chocolate Ride, the claim that just keeps giving for trainer Brad Cox and owner John Wentworth, paid off again Saturday with a course record-setting victory in the Mervin Muniz Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Unbeaten Materiality Secures Florida Derby

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
In his graded stakes debut, Alto Racing's Materiality proved up to the challenge as he scored a victory in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) on Saturday, March 28 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Becker sweeps exacta in both Illinois-bred stakes

DRF | 20 hours ago
Things couldn’t have gone any better for trainer Scott Becker in Saturday’s co-featured sprint stakes for Illinois-breds at Hawthorne on Saturday. Becker’s horses ran one-two in both the Third Chance Handicap for fillies and mares, and the Robert Molaro Handicap. Read More...

International Star Sweeps to LA Derby Score

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Ken & Sarah Ramsey's International Star capped a trio of 3-year-old prep wins at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots March 28 with a game victory in the $750,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II). Read More...

Birdatthewire Overcomes Bad Trip in GP Oaks

TDN | 21 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 6:05 PM ET 13th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)GII Gulfstream Park Oaks ($250K)     Winner: Birdatthewire by Summer Bird Tough-trip Birdatthewire (Summer Bir... Read More...

Birdatthewire overcomes early trouble to take Gulfstream Oaks

DRF | 21 hours ago
Birdatthewire overcame her early adversity to run by Eskenformoney in the stretch to win the Gulfstream Park Oaks by 1 1/4 lengths. Read More...

Be My Caroline holds on in Rainbow Miss Stakes

DRF | 21 hours ago
Be My Caroline continued a family tradition Saturday, when she won the $75,000 Rainbow Miss Stakes at Oaklawn Park just like her older sister, All About Allie, did in 2011. Be My Caroline set the pace, then just withstood a bid from the favorite, Easter Indy, for a nose win in the six-furlong race for 3-year-old fillies bred in Arkansas. Read More...

Munnings Filly Continues Fair Grounds Domination

TDN | 21 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 5:39 PM ET 9th at FGX (Fair Grounds)GII Fair Grounds Oaks ($400K)     Winner: I'm a Chatterbox by Munnings I'm a Chatterbox (Munnings) justifies short... Read More...

I’m a Chatterbox flashes new style to win Fair Grounds Oaks

DRF | 21 hours ago
First she won on the lead. Then she won by rallying from last. On Saturday, I’m a Chatterbox had a new trick up her girth as she stalked the pace. Read More...

Elusive Quality Filly Gives Clement, Velazquez Another GP Graded Win

TDN | 21 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 5:29 PM ET 11th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)GIII Orchid S. ($150K)     Winner: Beauty Parlor by Elusive Quality Joe Allen homebred Beauty Parlor (Elusive ... Read More...

Beauty Parlor gives Clement record seventh Orchid win

DRF | 21 hours ago
If it were up to trainer Christophe Clement, they’d run the Grade 3 Orchid once a month at Gulfstream Park, not just once a year. On Saturday, Clement won the race for a record seventh time when Beauty Parlor made her U.S. debut a winning one, outlasting her uncoupled stablemate, Tabreed, to register a half-length triumph in the 1 1/2-mile turf fixture for older fillies and mares. Read More...

Beauty Parlor Wins U.S. Debut in Orchid

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Beauty Parlor surged past Photo Call in early stretch on her way to a half-length victory over stablemate Tabreed in the $150,000 Orchid Stakes (gr. IIIT) Saturday, March 28. Read More...

Birdatthewire Tops Familiar Rivals in GP Oaks

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Forum Racing's Birdathewire flipped the script on familiar rivals Ekati's Phaeton and Eskenformoney March 28 with a closing victory in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II). Read More...

Lady Lara Makes Late Run to Win Honey Fox

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
In her third race since relocating from England last year, Swettenham Stud's Lady Lara claimed her first graded stakes in the Honey Fox (gr. IIT) March 28 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

I’m a Chatterbox Sweeps to FG Oaks Victory

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
I'm a Chatterbox, a homebred racing for Fletcher and Carolyn Gray, easily won the Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) as the 3-5 favorite March 28, sweeping the three stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Fair Grounds. Read More...

I’m a Chatterbox Notches Easy FG Oaks Victory

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
I'm a Chatterbox, a homebred racing for Fletcher and Carolyn Gray, won the Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) by 2 1/2 lengths as the 3-5 favorite March 28, sweeping the three stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Fair Grounds. Read More...