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Coniah Breaks Through for Morey in Las Cienegas

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
From the moment Coniah put her nose in front halfway down Santa Anita's hillside turf course to when she hit the wire, there was little challenge from any of the horses behind her, and the 5-year-old Harlington mare cruised to the line. Read More...

Choo Choo powers to victory in California Derby

DRF | 8 hours ago
Choo Choo ($4) looked like the Little Engine That Could on Saturday with a solid victory in the $100,225 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Toast of New York Arrives at Gulfstream for Pegasus

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Globetrotting Toast of New York completed the final leg of his journey from England Jan. 20 and settled in at Gulfstream Park, where he will compete Jan. 27 in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). Read More...

Amy’s Challenge Keeps Streak Alive in Dixie Belle

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Novogratz Racing Stables' Amy's Challenge kept her winning streak alive when she battled down to the wire with Mia Mischief in the $125,000 Dixie Belle Stakes at Oaklawn Park Jan. 20.  Read More...

Morey saddles first graded stakes winner as Coniah takes Las Cienegas

DRF | 10 hours ago
Coniah won the first graded stakes of her career in Saturday’s Grade 3 Las Cienegas Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita, a victory her Hall of Fame jockey sensed was likely early in the turf sprint. Read More...

Amy’s Challenge outduels Mia Mischief in Dixie Belle

DRF | 10 hours ago
Amy’s Challenge remained undefeated in three starts when she eked past Mia Mischief nearing the wire for a neck win in the $125,000 Dixie Belle on Saturday at Oaklawn Park. Read More...

Layoff no problem for Chief Cicatriz in Hank Mills Sr. Stakes

DRF | 10 hours ago
Chief Cicatriz returned from a nine-month layoff for an easy victory in the Hank Mills Sr. Stakes at Turf Paradise on Saturday. Fight to Glory captured the Sun Devil Sprint and Primo Touch was a dominant winner of the Startac Stakes in other stakes action on the card. Read More...

Galleon Mast Edges to Sunshine Millions Turf Score

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Anne D. Scott's Galleon Mast returned to winning ways Jan. 20 in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

X Y Jet Brilliant in Sunshine Millions Sprint

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
X Y Jet delivered as expected Saturday when he led every point of call en route to a sublime 5 1/2-length win in the Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

X Y Jet has easy time winning Sunshine Millions Sprint

DRF | 11 hours ago
X Y Jet indicated he’s cycling back to his peak form from two years ago by running away to an easy 5 1/2-length victory over an unlucky Mo Cash in the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. Read More...

Well Humored rallies to upset Wayward Lass Stakes

DRF | 11 hours ago
Well Humored rallied up the rail to upset heavily favored Tapa Tapa Tapa when earning her first stakes victory Saturday in the 34th running of the $50,000 Wayward Lass at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla. Read More...

Starship Jubilee, Galleon Mast notch Sunshine Millions wins

DRF | 12 hours ago
Favorites came through in both turf races in the Sunshine Millions series Saturday at Gulfstream Park when Starship Jubilee and Galleon Mast ran to well-earned triumphs. Read More...

First Reported Foal a Filly for Tamarkuz

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Tamarkuz, winner of the 2016 Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1), was represented by his first reported foal Jan. 20. The filly is out of the unraced Aldebaran mare Aly Baran and was born at Scarteen Stud in Central Kentucky.  Read More...

Gettysburg Earns Keep as Gun Runner’s Perfect Partner

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Whatever his problems in the afternoon, Gettysburg can display brilliance in morning workouts. As Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen marveled, few horses have the physical ability to repeatedly and effectively work with a horse such as Gun Runner. Read More...

Awesome Banner Back to Winner’s Circle After Fire Plug

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Jacks or Better Farm homebred Awesome Banner started out 2018 with a return to the winner's circle. The 5-year-old son of Awesome of Course pulled away to win by a half-length in the $100,000 Fire Plug Stakes Jan. 20 at Laurel Park. Read More...

Galleon Mast Edges to Sunshine Millions Turf Victory

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Anne D. Scott's Galleon Mast returned to winning ways Jan. 20 in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Ms Locust Point cruises to victory in What a Summer Stakes

DRF | 12 hours ago
Ms Locust Point improved her record to five wins from seven starts with an easy three-length victory in the $100,000 What a Summer Stakes at Laurel Park on Saturday. Read More...

World of Trouble crushes field in Pasco Stakes

DRF | 12 hours ago
Trainer Jason Servis expressed reservations about how World of Trouble would run Saturday in the Pasco Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. But in view of how the colt neared the track record for seven furlongs in a sensational performance, Servis had to be breathing a little easier afterward. Read More...

Awesome Banner ends victory drought with Fire Plug win

DRF | 13 hours ago
Awesome Banner put it all together Saturday at Laurel Park to break an 11-race losing streak in the $100,000 Fire Plug Stakes. Read More...

Masochistic Logs Final Workout for 2018 Debut

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Under jockey Drayden Van Dyke, Masochistic popped out of the gate and immediately put open lengths between himself and the other workers. Read More...

Jay’s Way Fights Back to Take Sunshine Millions Classic

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Jay's Way's grit spelled heartache for another graded stakes winner Saturday when he re-rallied in deep stretch to edge Mr. Jordan by a half length in the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes. Read More...

Stellar Wind Cruises as Pegasus Rivals Also Work

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Coolmore's Stellar Wind got an early four-furlong leg-stretcher Jan. 20 in preparation for her run against males in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1). Read More...

Backsideofthemoon by a nose in Jazil Stakes

DRF | 14 hours ago
Last fall at Belmont Park, Backsideofthemoon lost a narrow decision in the Seattle Slew Stakes in part, his connections felt, because he had made the lead too soon. On Saturday at Aqueduct, 133 days and four starts later, Backsideofthemoon won the $100,000 Jazil Stakes, making the lead at the last possible moment. Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

DRF | 15 hours ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Sunday’s card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Jay’s Way gets first stakes win in Sunshine Millions Classic

DRF | 15 hours ago
At the top of the stretch of the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic, it appeared that the favored Mr. Jordan was surely on his way to victory. But jockey Emisael Jaramillo and the game Jay’s Way had other ideas, the pair fighting back along the inside to register a well-deserved half-length victory in the main event on Saturday’s Sunshine Millions program at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Almond Roca proves best in Gasparilla

DRF | 15 hours ago
Almond Roca captured her second straight stakes when wearing down longshot R True Talent in the 34th running of the $125,000 Gasparilla, the first of three Saturday stakes at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla. Read More...

Aqueduct Reaccredited by Saftey & Integrity Alliance

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 20 that Aqueduct Racetrack in New York City has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance.  Read More...

Sharp Azteca among Pegasus contenders putting in works

DRF | 16 hours ago
While Gun Runner was sent through an easy gallop during his second morning at Gulfstream Park, a handful of his opponents for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup had their final prerace breezes at various Florida venues on a busy Saturday morning. Read More...

Saturday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Halloween Horror gets needed drop in class

DRF | 17 hours ago
A horse I think should sit a good trip is HALLOWEEN HORROR (#6). At first glance, he looks a bit too slow to win this race, but I think there are reasons to be optimistic about his chances. Read More...

Laurel Park barn quarantined after positive equine herpesvirus test

DRF | 17 hours ago
Barn 20 at Laurel Park has been placed under quarantine until Jan. 30 by the Maryland Department of Agriculture after a horse stabled there tested positive for the equine herpesvirus (EHV1) on Friday. Read More...

Nebraska-bred standout Diamond Joe retired at 9

DRF | 19 hours ago
Diamond Joe, a fan favorite in Nebraska and the most successful son of 1995 Arkansas Derby winner Dazzling Falls, has been retired, trainer Chuck Turco said on Friday. Diamond Joe ranks fifth all time among Nebraska-breds in earnings, a list topped by his sire. Turco also trained Dazzling Falls. Read More...

Wellabled dominates Forego Stakes

DRF | 19 hours ago
Wellabled continued his dominance within the synthetic-sprint ranks Friday evening at Turfway Park, winning the $50,000 Forego Stakes by seven lengths. The win marked his third stakes score on a synthetic track, following victories as a 2-year-old in 2016 in the Grade 3 Arlington-Washington Futurity and Fitz Dixon Jr. Memorial Juvenile at Presque Isle. Read More...

Wellabled Speeds to Victory in the Forego at Turfway

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Carolyn Wilson's Wellabled once again showed his affinity for synthetic surfaces with a runaway score in the $50,000 Forego Stakes Jan. 19 at Turfway Park. Read More...

Second EHV-1 Positive Extends Quarantine at Belmont

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The New York Racing Association announced Jan. 19 that a "precautionary quarantine" at Belmont Park's Barn 44 remains in place after a horse that tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 again came back with a positive result in a follow-up test. Read More...

Equine herpesvirus positive at Laurel Park

DRF | 1 day ago
According to multiple horsemen, there was a positive test for the equine herpesvirus at Laurel Park on Friday. Read More...

Some Seemingly Simple Requests From Horseplayers

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
In a refreshing move, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission vice chairman John Roach listed a number of horseplayer concerns at a Jan. 16 rules committee meeting. Read More...

Quezon Cruises to La Verdad Victory

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Marc Keller's Quezon stayed comfortably off the pace, gained the lead in the stretch, and cruised to a 4 1/4-length win in the first running of the $100,000 La Verdad for New York-bred filly and mare sprinters Jan. 19 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Grade 3 Winner Irish Surf Retired

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Irish Surf, a son of the champion mare Surfside and an 8 1/4-length, gate-to-wire winner of the 2014 Cougar II Handicap (G3) at Del Mar, has been retired from racing due to a tendon injury discovered after a routine workout Dec 31. Read More...

Belmont remains under quarantine after second positive herpes test

DRF | 1 day ago
A quarantine of a barn at Belmont Park will remain in place as a horse who tested positive for the equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) on Jan. 9, re-tested positive for the virus this week, the New York Racing Association announced on Friday. Read More...

Nothingilikemore going longer for Hong Kong Mile

DRF | 1 day ago
On official ratings, Sunday’s $1,279,400 Hong Kong Classic Mile is Nothingilikemore’s race to lose. Read More...

Quezon cruises to victory in La Verdad

DRF | 1 day ago
Quezon posted a dominant 4 1/4-length victory in Friday’s $100,000 La Verdad for New York-bred fillies and mares at Aqueduct. Read More...

Giwner: Remembering the great Somebeachsomewhere

DRF | 1 day ago
Somebeachsomewhere’s narrow defeat to Art Official in the 2008 Meadowlands Pace was perhaps the greatest race in Harness Racing history. At the very least it ranks right up there with Wiggle It Jiggleit’s gutsy 2015 Little Brown Jug win. The thing is, just like in the movie Rocky, there is something about the horse everyone is rooting for losing valiantly that makes the moment all the more special. Read More...

Meadowlands: Trainer Andrew Harris sends a Hi-5 out on Saturday

DRF | 1 day ago
When Andrew Harris entered five horses for the Meadowlands Saturday program he expected to have some live prospects. On a positive note is the streaking Obscene Blue Chip, a winner in two of his three starts at the Meadowlands. On the down side was learning that two pacing mares for which he has high expectations managed to get into the same class. Read More...

Hagyard Equine Merges With National Vet Network

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington announced Jan. 19 a merger with Mixed Animal Veterinary Associates of North America, an umbrella organization for 22 equine, mixed animal, and companion animal veterinary practices in 11 states. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 1/22 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 1/22 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Monday 1/22 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 1/22 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

DRF | 2 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Saturday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Champagne Room Injured, Owners Pondering Retirement

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Champagne Room, champion 2-year-old filly of 2016, has a foot injury that may result in the end of her racing career, trainer Peter Eurton said Jan. 19. Read More...