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Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Sept. 25 – Sept. 27

DRF | 2 hours ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Balmoral, Hoosier, Monticello and Yonkers. Read More...

Rock Me Baby uses City of Hope to determine Breeders’ Cup plans

DRF | 2 hours ago
Rock Me Baby's performance on Saturday in the Grade 2, $200,000 City of Hope Mile at Santa Anita will determine where he heads next for the Breeders’ Cup, to either the Turf Sprint down the hill, in which he finished sixth last year, or the Mile on turf. Read More...

Prix de l’Opera could produce a few starters

DRF | 3 hours ago
The North American racing schedule is largely void of major preps this weekend for the $2 million, Nov. 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf, but in France on Sunday there is a significant race that could produce some Filly and Mare Turf starters: the Group 1 Prix de l'Opera at Longchamp on Arc day. Read More...

Galileo Colt Prevails in Compiegne Unveiling

TDN | 4 hours ago
Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2014 7:54 AM ET 3rd at CMP (COMPIEGNE)?25,000 Prix des Espoirs (Maiden)     Winner: Big Blue (GB) by Galileo (Ire) Ballymore Thoroughbred's Big Blue (GB)... Read More...

Favorites come through in Indiana Grand stakes

DRF | 4 hours ago
Odds-on favorites won all four stakes at Indiana Grand on Wednesday. Read More...

Winners Named in TCA Youth Essay Contest

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Mary Eddy, 16, and Kayla Urbasik, 14, were co-winners in the Thoroughbred Charities of America's second annual essay contest. Read More...

How to Manage a Collapsed Foal

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Foals have seemingly endless energy, darting around their fields, playing with their pasturemates, and recharging with a quick nap and a drink from Mom. But, occasionally, a foal develops a health problem that zaps that energy and leaves him in a colla... Read More...

Jacks or Better Loaded in Florida Sire Stakes

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Undefeated Twotwentyfive A heads the $350,000 In Reality Division of the $1.4 million Florida Sire Stakes Series Oct. 4 at Gulfstream Park for Fred Brei and Stanley Gold, with Read More...

Harness: Second night a success at Lexington Selected Yearling Sale

DRF | 12 hours ago
With the common theme from buyers being the lack of negative factors in the industry right now, the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale at the Fasig-Tipton pavilion saw continued gains on the second night (Wednesday, October 4). The average yearling sold for $56,261, up 6.7% from the $52,734 day two total from 2013. Read More...

Harness: Second night a success at Lexington Selected Yearling Sale

DRF | 12 hours ago
With the common theme from buyers being the lack of negative factors in the industry right now, the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale at the Fasig-Tipton pavilion saw continued gains on the second night. The average yearling sold for $56,261, up 6.7% from the $52,734 day two total from 2013. Read More...

Will Wise Dan Win Again in Shadwell Turf Mile

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps six grade I races at Keeneland, Belmont, and Santa Anita. Read More...

Black Type On the Line in Indiana Oaks

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
The $200,000 Indiana Oaks (gr. II) has drawn a field of 11 fillies vying for grade II status going 1 1/16 miles Oct. 4. Read More...

Cup Winners Secret Circle, Goldencents Clash

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Secret Circle and Goldencents, a pair of indomitable Breeders' Cup winners from last year, clash in the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I) Oct. 4 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 15 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 8:03 PM ET A daughter of Sea the Stars (Ire) became the Orby sale's second seven-figure yearling in Ireland Wednesday... Read More...

Bustin It Heads New York Breeders’ Futurity

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Rockville Centre Stakes winner Bustin It heads a field of nine for the $252,098 New York Breeders' Futurity Oct. 4 at Finger Lakes. Read More...

O’Neill suspended by New York gaming commission

DRF | 16 hours ago
Trainer Doug O’Neill will serve a 45-day suspension and was fined $10,000 by the New York State Gaming Commission for the finding of a forbidden substance in one of his horses following a race at Belmont Park in June 2013. Read More...

Thoroughbred Makeover is Bigger, Interactive

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
A national event promoting second careers for Thoroughbreds, being held at Pimlico Oct. 3-5, will feature an interactive "American Idol"-type competition being streamed live on BloodHorse.com. Read More...

Speightstown Colt Wows In Turf Bow

TDN | 17 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 6:12 PM ET 7th at LRL (Laurel)Alw ($43k)     Winner: Silver Speight by Speightstown Silver Speight (Speightstown) whistles by his rivals to registe... Read More...

Wonder Gal Seeks Rebound in Frizette Stakes

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
After a troubled third-place finish in the Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga, Wonder Gal will try to nail down her first grade I victory in the $500,000 Frizette Stakes on Oct. 4. Read More...

Wonder Gal Seeks Frizette Rebound

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
After a troubled third-place finish in the Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga on Aug. 10, Wonder gal will try to nail down her first grade I victory in the $500,000 Frizette Stakes on Oct. 4. Read More...

Sea The Stars Filly Tops Day 2 of Orby Sale

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
The Goffs Orby Sale in Ireland concluded Oct. 1 with an 8% increase in average and 23% median gain as another yearling brought a final price in excess of seven figures. Read More...

Desert Party Filly Storms Home at Indiana Grand

TDN | 18 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 5:44 PM ET 8th at IND (Indiana Downs)City of Anderson S. (S) ($100k)     Winner: Heart's Song by Desert Party Heart's Song (f, 2, Desert Party) bec... Read More...

Massachusetts horsemen apply for 2015 racing dates

DRF | 18 hours ago
Representatives of the New England Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association hand-delivered on Wednesday a live racing dates application for 2015 to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, and they are engaged in discussions with Suffolk Downs management concerning the lease of the racetrack. Read More...

Champagne is Next Step for I Spent It

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
Trainer Tony Dutrow isn't sure if I Spent It will start in the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I). He's just focused on Saturday's $500,000 Champagne Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park. Read More...

Champagne Stakes is Next Step for I Spent It

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
Trainer Tony Dutrow isn't sure if I Spent It will start in the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I). He's just focused on Saturday's $500,000 Champagne Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park. Read More...

Classy Yanks vs. Euro Invaders in Hill Prince

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
You wouldn't be out of line if you called the $500,000 Hill Prince Stakes for 3-year-olds at Belmont Park Oct. 4 the best grade III race of the year. Read More...

Pyro’s Three Alarm Fire Burns Up Belmont Strip

TDN | 19 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 4:55 PM ET 8th at BEL (Belmont Park)Alw ($77k)     Winner: Three Alarm Fire by Pyro Three Alarm Fire (g, 3, Pyro) dominates a first-level Belmont a... Read More...

New England Horsemen Submit Dates Application

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
The New England Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association submitted an application Oct. 1 to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to conduct a live meet at Suffolk Downs next year. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: Bakken heads feature

DRF | 19 hours ago
Although still eligible for the second-level allowance conditions of Thursday’s featured eighth race, Bakken has shown exceptional talent through four starts, and the lightly raced 4-year-old colt looms a clear favorite in the $80,000 optional claimer at 6 1/2 furlongs. Read More...

RRP Thoroughbred Makeover

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover Live Stream Read More...

Red Mile: Friday 10/3 Analysis

DRF | 20 hours ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 10/3 card at The Red Mile. Read More...

Mohawk: Friday 10/3 Analysis

DRF | 20 hours ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Friday 10/3 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 10/3 Analysis

DRF | 20 hours ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 10/3 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Better Lucky Seeks to Repeat in First Lady

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Seven graded stakes winners will face off in the First Lady at Keeneland, with plenty of speedy fillies and mares perhaps setting the race up for a closer. Read More...

Goffs Orby sale wraps with gains

DRF | 20 hours ago
The Goffs Orby yearling sale in Co. Kildare, Ireland finished Wednesday with across-the-board gains, highlighted by three horses during the final session that sold for 950,000 Euros or more. Read More...

Keeneland notes: Close Hatches, Don’t Tell Sophia meet again in Spinster

DRF | 21 hours ago
Close Hatches, unbeaten in four starts this year and a standout in the 2014 filly and mare handicap division, will be a huge favorite when the Grade 1 Spinster Stakes is run Sunday with a small field – but at least one person is hoping the Juddmonte Farms filly stubs her toe a little: Phil Sims, trainer and co-owner of Don’t Tell Sophia. Read More...

Sweet Reason recovering from eye ulcer

DRF | 21 hours ago
Sweet Reason, winner of the Grade 1 Test and Grade 1 Acorn, has not been back to the track since her second-place finish in the Grade 1 Cotillion at Parx on Sept. 20, owing to an ulcer in her right eye Read More...

Rivals take aim on Wise Dan in rich Shadwell Turf Mile

DRF | 21 hours ago
Wise Dan drew post 6 in the field of eight older horses entered in the Grade 1, $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile on Saturday at Keeneland. Read More...

Hashtag Bourbon Tough in Breeders’ Futurity

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
With a clean trip, Bourbon Lane Stable's Hashtag Bourbon will be tough to beat as part of a 12-horse field in the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) at Keeneland Oct. 4. Read More...

Mr Speaker faces Euro pair in Hill Prince

DRF | 21 hours ago
After disappointing on dirt in the Travers, Mr Speaker returns to turf in Saturday’s Grade 3, $500,000 Hill Prince Stakes at 1 1/8 miles. Read More...

Feathered takes on tigers in Frizette

DRF | 21 hours ago
Feathered was an odds-on favorite in her first two starts. Her backers figure to get a bigger price on Feathered in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Frizette Stakes. Read More...

BC Juvenile: Lightly raced Pletcher duo will make final preps

DRF | 21 hours ago
Todd Pletcher has won two of the past four runnings of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, and a month ago it appeared as though he would have one of the favorites for this year’s race after Competitive Edge won the Grade 1 Hopeful impressively at Saratoga. Read More...

Wise Dan’s connections hope to see improvement in Shadwell Turf Mile

DRF | 21 hours ago
Wise Dan is the gleaming headliner on the last major weekend of North American grass races leading to the Breeders’ Cup Mile, and the 7-year-old gelding – a two-time Horse of the Year and two-time BC Mile winner – stands on a strange threshold. Read More...

Dutrow hoping the real I Spent It shows up

DRF | 21 hours ago
Tony Dutrow is more interested in looking back than looking ahead when it comes to his 2-year-old I Spent It. Read More...

Atreides Gets Distance Test in Indiana Derby

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Stonestreet Stables' Atreides, winner of his first three starts by a combined 25 3/4 lengths, will make his first start around two turns in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II) for 3-year-olds the evening of Oct. 4. Read More...

Big Brown Filly Blows Them Away at Belmont

TDN | 21 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 2:15 PM ET 3rd at BEL (Belmont Park)Msw ($75k)     Winner: Puca by Big Brown Donegal Racing's Puca (f, 2, Big Brown) demolishes Belmont maidens by ... Read More...

Atreides favored over Vicar’s in Trouble in Indiana Derby

DRF | 21 hours ago
In a normal year, Vicar’s in Trouble would be the star of the show in the Indiana Derby, and indeed, the winner of the Lecomte Stakes, Louisiana Derby, and Super Derby is a major attraction Saturday night at Indiana Grand in the Grade 2, $500,000 race. Read More...

Lenny’s Place – Episode 2

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Lenny Shulman and special guest Kenny Rice discuss super Saturday races and their implications for the Breeders'Cup. Kenny is also interview by Lenny about his experience interviewing Steve Coburn following the Belmont Stakes Read More...

Wise Dan Faces Stiff Shadwell Turf Mile Test

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan faces the stiffest challenge of his remarkable return from colic surgery when he takes on Seek Again and Silver Max among seven rivals in the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 4. Read More...

Goncalves, Cohen head to South Florida for the fall

DRF | 22 hours ago
The local jockey colony will gain a couple new editions with the opening of the Gulfstream Park West meet at Calder next Wednesday, with both Leandro Goncalves and David Cohen having moved their tack to South Florida for the winter. Read More...