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Mohawk: Horses to watch from Oct. 9 – Oct. 13

DRF | 5 days ago
Horses to watch from Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

El Corredor sold to stand in Turkey

DRF | 5 days ago
Grade 1 winner and sire El Corredor has been purchased by Tevfik Celikoglu of Turkey to stand in 2015. Read More...

Light the City, Lord Nelson target Grade 1 races

DRF | 5 days ago
Two-year-old stakes winners Light the City and Lord Nelson are unlikely to run in the Breeders’ Cup but have Grade 1 goals at Los Alamitos in December, their trainers said. Read More...

American Pharoah works for BC Juvenile

DRF | 5 days ago
American Pharoah, trainer Bob Baffert’s leading 2-year-old, worked six furlongs in 1:11.80 on Tuesday at Santa Anita, preparing for the BC Juvenile on Nov. 1. Read More...

Mediation sought for Kentucky dates dispute

DRF | 5 days ago
Churchill Downs in Louisville and Kentucky Downs in Franklin on Tuesday were ordered by a committee of the state’s racing commission to engage in mediated discussions over September racing dates next year, with the two tracks agreeing to continue the discussions after the initial talks bore some fruit, commission officials said. Read More...

Desormeaux hopes to return ahead of Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 5 days ago
Kent Desormeaux is eager for a comeback. Read More...

Dirt-loving Steel Lady tops Thursday allowance

DRF | 5 days ago
When Steel Lady switched surfaces this fall, going from Del Mar’s synthetic surface to Santa Anita’s dirt surface, her career came alive. Read More...

Unitarian eyes marathon double in Sycamore

DRF | 5 days ago
For all the outstanding stayers who have passed through Keeneland, none has won the Elkhorn Stakes and Sycamore Stakes in the same year. Unitarian will try to pull off that elusive double Thursday when he makes his first start since he won the Elkhorn here in April. Read More...

Business strengthens during opening week

DRF | 5 days ago
After getting off to a bit of a rocky start due to a technical glitch at several simulcast sites last Wednesday and Thursday, business picked up steadily during the opening week of the inaugural Gulfstream Park West meet. Read More...

Cashmere Cat, Shatak cut back for rematch in Thursday feature

DRF | 5 days ago
Cashmere Cat and Shatak, who finished a length apart at a mile on Travers Day, shorten up to seven furlongs for their rematch in a preliminary allowance Thursday at Belmont Park. Read More...

Discovery next for East Hall

DRF | 5 days ago
East Hall, the upset winner of the Grade 2 Indiana Derby in his last start, will run next in the Grade 3 Discovery at Aqueduct on Nov. 1. Read More...

O’Meara’s career year could get even better

DRF | 5 days ago
David O’Meara has made a huge breakthrough at the highest level this year, and the 37-year-old trainer is aiming to add further polish with two solid contenders on this weekend’s Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot. Read More...

Vitali mulling Breeders’ Cup decisions

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Marcus Vitali said he was considering his options for Grade 1 winner Lochte following his second-place finish as the odds-on favorite in a one-mile allowance race at Gulfstream Park West on Sunday. Read More...

Uncaptured to stand at Ocala Stud in Florida

DRF | 5 days ago
Uncaptured, Canada’s 2012 Horse of the Year, will make his stallion debut during the 2015 season at Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla. A stud fee will be announced at a later time. Read More...

Racing action ramps up with opening of fall meet

DRF | 5 days ago
Patrick Mackey survived his first summer meeting as Golden Gate Fields racing secretary, and he figures to have more to work with during the 36-day fall meet, which starts Thursday and ends Dec. 14. Read More...

Harness: Burke stable continues to break records

DRF | 5 days ago
Ron Burke, who in 2013 became the first trainer to eclipse $20 million in a season -- finishing the campaign with $22.23 million, moved $9,333 beyond that figure this year thanks to earning $11,750 at Yonkers Raceway on Monday night. His stable broke last year’s mark when pacer Rockstar Temper won the sixth race. Read More...

Excessive Drama on hunt for first stakes win on Maryland Million Day

DRF | 6 days ago
The usual suspects are lining up for the Maryland Million at Laurel Park on Saturday. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for new blood in the seven-stakes series. Read More...

Shared Belief picks up pace in breeze for BC Classic

DRF | 6 days ago
After an easy half-mile drill last week, Shared Belief picked up the pace this week with a sharp five-furlong drill in 1:00.60 on Tuesday at Golden Gate Fields, the second of four scheduled workouts he will have prior to the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Jerardi: Veterans Russell Road, Roadhog seeking breeding-showcase hat tricks

DRF | 6 days ago
On Saturday night at Charles Town, Russell Road, 8, will go for win No. 3 in the West Virginia Breeders’ Classic, a race he won by eight lengths in his first try way back in 2009. Read More...

Balmoral: Wednesday 10/15 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 10/16 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 10/15 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Ken Walters' analysis of the Wednesday 10/15 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Alert Bay by a neck in Premiers

DRF | 6 days ago
Alert Bay wrapped up local Horse of the Year honors with a hard-fought win over longshot Mysterious Soul in the Grade 3, $100,000 Premiers at Hastings on Monday. The Grade 3 British Columbia Derby winner, who was sent off as the favorite in Monday’s 1 3/8-mile race for 3-year-olds and up, paid $5.50. Read More...

Touching Promise relishes slop in Ballerina

DRF | 6 days ago
Longshot Touching Promise paid $29.10 for her win over Madeira Park in the Grade 3, $100,000 Ballerina at Hastings on Monday. Read More...

Touching Promise relishes slop in Ballerina

DRF | 6 days ago
Longshot Touching Promise paid $29.10 for her win over Madeira Park in the Grade 3, $100,000 Ballerina at Hastings on Monday. Read More...

Touching Promise relishes slop in Ballerina

DRF | 6 days ago
Longshot Touching Promise paid $29.10 for her win over Madeira Park in the Grade 3, $100,000 Ballerina at Hastings on Monday. Read More...

Touching Promise relishes slop in Ballerina

DRF | 6 days ago
Longshot Touching Promise paid $29.10 for her win over Madeira Park in the Grade 3, $100,000 Ballerina at Hastings on Monday. Read More...

Touching Promise relishes slop in Ballerina

DRF | 6 days ago
Longshot Touching Promise paid $29.10 for her win over Madeira Park in the Grade 3, $100,000 Ballerina at Hastings on Monday. Read More...

Touching Promise relishes slop in Ballerina

DRF | 6 days ago
Longshot Touching Promise paid $29.10 for her win over Madeira Park in the Grade 3, $100,000 Ballerina at Hastings on Monday. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Texas: Trappe Shot filly headlines new-format sale

DRF | 6 days ago
A yearling filly from the first crop of Trappe Shot brought a bid of $50,000 to top the Fasig-Tipton Texas auction of yearlings, breeding stock and racing prospects Monday at Lone Star Park near Dallas. This year’s renewal marked the first time the Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling and mixed auctions were combined. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Texas: Trappe Shot filly headlines new-format sale

DRF | 6 days ago
A yearling filly from the first crop of Trappe Shot brought a bid of $50,000 to top the Fasig-Tipton Texas auction of yearlings, breeding stock and racing prospects Monday at Lone Star Park near Dallas. This year’s renewal marked the first time the Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling and mixed auctions were combined. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Texas: Trappe Shot filly headlines new-format sale

DRF | 6 days ago
A yearling filly from the first crop of Trappe Shot brought a bid of $50,000 to top the Fasig-Tipton Texas auction of yearlings, breeding stock and racing prospects Monday at Lone Star Park near Dallas. This year’s renewal marked the first time the Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling and mixed auctions were combined. Read More...

Lord Nelson impresses in Speakeasy Stakes

DRF | 6 days ago
Lord Nelson left Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert anxious for Christmas season after his win in Monday’s $101,000 Speakeasy Stakes at Santa Anita. Read More...

Silver Baubles by a neck in Harvest Gold Plate

DRF | 6 days ago
Silver Baubles took advantage of a fast and contested pace to win the $56,180 Harvest Gold Plate Handicap at Northlands Park on Monday. He paid $15.20 for his win in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds and up. Read More...

OBS October: Steady market expected at mixed sale

DRF | 6 days ago
The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. fall mixed sale will have a new look this year, with the addition of a horses-of-racing-age session to one of the season’s first mixed auctions. Read More...

Lady Lara wins Pebbles Stakes; Classic Point takes Punkin Pie

DRF | 6 days ago
Charging down the center of the course, Lady Lara was along in the final strides to make her U.S. debut a winning one in Monday’s $200,000 Pebbles Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

Llanarmon mows them down in Carotene Stakes

DRF | 6 days ago
Llanarmon overcame a slow start to the win the $150,000 Carotene Stakes going away under Emma-Jayne Wilson on holiday Monday at Woodbine. Read More...

Northfield: Tuesday 10/14 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 6 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Tuesday 10/14 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 10/14 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Tuesday 10/14 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Darby Dan Farm stud fees unchanged for 2015

DRF | 6 days ago
There will be no changes in advertised stud fees for the stallion roster at Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Ky., for the 2015 breeding season. Read More...

Five tie for fastest furlong at OBS fall mixed under-tack show

DRF | 6 days ago
Five juveniles turned in the fastest one-furlong breeze of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. fall mixed sale under-tack show on Monday, covering the distance in 10 1/5 seconds. Read More...

Big Macher coming into Sprint fresh

DRF | 6 days ago
Big Macher may be one of the best-kept secrets in this year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Idle since an uncharacteristically poor sixth-place finish in the Grade 2 Pat O’Brien at Del Mar on Aug. 24, Big Macher will come into the Sprint a fresh horse off a series of swift works that includes six furlongs in 1:11.40 on Monday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Belmont Stakes winner Jazil dies in paddock accident

DRF | 6 days ago
Jazil, winner of the 2006 Belmont Stakes, died Saturday from injuries sustained in a paddock accident at Shadwell Farm in Lexington, Ky., where he stood at stud. The Seeking the Gold horse was 11. Read More...

Minor changes for 88-day Delta Downs meet

DRF | 6 days ago
Delta Downs in Vinton, La., opens its 88-date meet Wednesday night, and track officials are looking for a fast start to the meet that has drawn full fields for its first week of racing and is on the countdown to its $2.3 million Jackpot program on Nov. 22. Read More...

Sweet Reason back on track after eye injury

DRF | 6 days ago
Sweet Reason is back on target for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint after recovering from an eye injury suffered in her runner-up finish behind Untapable in the Sept. 20 Cotillion at Parx. Read More...

Keeneland notes: Thank You Marylou gets final BC test in Raven Run

DRF | 6 days ago
Thank You Marylou will face a stern test when trying to advance to the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint when facing the likes of Miss Behaviour and Cassatt in the Grade 2, $250,000 Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday. Read More...

Tonalist gets an easy tune-up

DRF | 6 days ago
Three of the potential starters in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic Nov. 1 at Santa Anita worked at two different tracks on Monday morning, with Tonalist and Cigar Street tuning up at Belmont Park, while in California, Footbridge drilled at Santa Anita. Read More...

Leading contenders dot the work tab

DRF | 6 days ago
Two fillies that will keep the pace honest in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff worked five furlongs within minutes of each other Monday morning at Santa Anita, while a turf specialist has joined the list of possible starters. Read More...

Iowa fall mixed sale posts overall gains

DRF | 6 days ago
The Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association fall all-age sale was held Sunday, finishing with gains across the board highlighted by a significantly improved median. Read More...

Cirrus des Aigles eyes European earnings mark in QIPCO Champion Stakes

DRF | 6 days ago
Just a placed finish will see Cirrus des Aigles become Europe’s all-time leading money-earner, but the French veteran is heading to Ascot with a favorite’s chance of winning the QIPCO Champion Stakes once again. Read More...

Wise Dan injured, will miss Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 6 days ago
Wise Dan, a two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Mile, will miss the 2014 Mile because of an injured ankle. Read More...