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Woodbine Harness: Thursday 4/24 Analysis

DRF | 7 hours ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Thursday 4/24 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Money Talks faces older foes in Friday sprint feature

DRF | 7 hours ago
Money Talks will meet older opposition in Friday’s eighth race at Woodbine, but the 3-year-old gelding might be up to the task. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Horses to watch from April 17 – April 21

DRF | 8 hours ago
Horses to watch from Woodbine Harness. Read More...

PR Special: Racing’s Communication ‘Triangle’

The Paulick Report continues its coverage at the OBS Spring sale with a second edition of the PR Special, a print publication distributed on the sales grounds in Ocala, Fla. In this edition, Ray... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

Changes at Pedigree Consultants, TrueNicks

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
New duties and continued growth have brought some changes in responsibility and ownership to three of the companies involving well known consultants Alan Porter and Byron Rogers, it was announced April 23. Read More...

Slow Five-Furlong Move for General a Rod

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
In preparations for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on May 3, grade I-placed General a Rod completed a leisurely five-furlong breeze in 1:03 2/5 on April 23 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: Battle for jockey, trainer titles heating up

DRF | 8 hours ago
Heading into the final week of the meet, Jose Ortiz holds a 22-19 lead in the jockey standings over his brother Irad, with 2013 titlist Cornelio Velasquez third with 16 wins. Read More...

Ria Antonia, Napravnik Aboard, Breezes

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
With jockey Rosie Napravnik aboard, Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contender Ria Antonia breezed five-eighths of a mile in 1:00 3/5 at Churchill Downs April 23 as she continues to prep for the May 2 race. Read More...

Litfin’s review: Main track fast but fair

DRF | 8 hours ago
The main track continued to play quick but honest as the penultimate week of the short spring meet concluded. Three of six dirt winners led throughout, capped by La Verdad (8th, $6), who broke like a shot from the rail with leading rider Jose Ortiz and led her rivals a merry chase in the Grade 2, $200,000 Distaff Handicap. Read More...

Rebel Winner Hoppertunity Works at Churchill

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Grade II winner Hopportunity breezed five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 on April 23 at Churchill Downs as the son of Any Given Saturday prepares for a start in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on May 3. Read More...

Catching Up with Hansel

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Hansel, at the ripe old age of 26, is the oldest living Preakness and Belmont winner. Read More...

Surgically Treating ‘Kissing Spines’ in the Standing Horse

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
A kiss is typically synonymous with romance and affection. But when it's your horse's spine that's doing the kissing, it's also synonymous with pain and poor performance. "Kissing spines" is traditionally treated surgically under general anesthesia, which carries its own risks, ranging from the dangers of recovery to death. But t... Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 20 hours ago
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:31 PM ET OBS April marched on with more gains Tuesday, and Jessica Martini and Justina Severni report live from the sales... Read More...

Tapit Colt Leads Robust OBS Second Session

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
A son of Tapit topped the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale April 22 on a bid of $725,000 from Mike Repole. Read More...

OBS spring: Tapit colt leads strong second session

DRF | 20 hours ago
A colt by Tapit sold for $725,000 to Mike Repole to lead the way as the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training improved on Monday’s opener by finishing with across-the-board gains. Read More...

Gulfstream-Calder Deal Could Be in Works

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course reportedly are close to an agreement under which Gulfstream would lease Calder's racing operations and the two tracks would stop their head to head weekend racing. Read More...

Tapit Colt Leads Strong OBS Second Session

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
A son of Tapit topped the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale April 22 on a bid of $725,000 from Mike Repole. Read More...

Aurelia’s Belle Helps Owner Realize Dream

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
It's a long way from 3 1/2-furlong races for $1,500 claimers at Shenandoah Downs to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. But Jim Miller is on track to make that journey with his 3-year-old filly Aurelia's Belle. Read More...

Claiborne Farm to Sponsor Breeders’ Futurity

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
The Hancock family's Claiborne Farm has become the signature sponsor of Keeneland's Breeders' Futurity (gr. I), to be held Saturday, Oct. 4. The purse will increase from $400,000 to $500,000. Read More...

Report from April 2014 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, April 17. Read More...

Northfield: Kayla Grace goes for sweet 16

DRF | 23 hours ago
When trainer Marie St Charles got her hands on Kayla Grace, expectations were low. Now the 3-1 morning line favorite in the $110,000 Courageous Lady for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Friday night at Northfield Park, the undefeated miss has a chance to make a name for herself outside of her home state of Michigan. Read More...

Louisiana Puts More Pressure on Fair Grounds

Blood-Horse | 24 hours ago
The Louisiana State Racing Commission has scheduled a special meeting for May 1 to consider the license Churchill Downs Inc. holds to operate Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and a ring of OTB parlors with video poker. Read More...

Easy Goer vs. Sunday Silence

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Sunday Silence and Easy Goer battled through the Triple Crown 25 years ago. Read More...

Forty Niner Son Gold Case Euthanized

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Gold Case, a dual stakes-winning son of Forty Niner, was euthanized April 21 due to complications from a ruptured disc in his back after covering a mare. He was 20. Read More...

New Boss at OBSAPR

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:30 PM ET OBSAPR (OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training)hip 514     2yo C     Tapit--Ready for Fortune     725,000  Breeder: Hargus & Sandra Sexton & Silver Fern Farm (KY)  Consignor: deMeric Sales, Agent XVIII  Buyer: Repole Stables Mike Repole went to $725,000 for a Tapit colt from the consignment of deMeric Sales Tuesday at OBS. Read More...

GI Winner Forte Dei Marmi Heads Elkhorn

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Stella Perdomo's 7-year-old gelding Forte Dei Marmi has the distinction of being the only grade I winner in the full 14-horse field set for the April 26 Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland. Read More...

California Chrome Boasts Strong Foundation

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
If trainer Art Sherman seems calm for a Triple Crown newcomer who figures to be saddling this year's Kentucky Derby favorite in California Chrome, some of that confidence traces to his star's racing foundation. Read More...

DRF Formulator Education One-on-One Training

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Northfield: Altmeyer filly set for Courageous Lady

DRF | 1 day ago
That Woman Hanover faces five foes in the $110,000 Courageous Lady Stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers at Northfield Park in Ohio. That Woman Hanover, driven by Altmeyer’s son-in-law, Mike Wilder, drew post No. 6 and is 4-1 on the morning line. Read More...

DRF Formulator Education Quick Start Guide

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DRF Formulator Education Email Series

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DRF Formulator Trial New Customers

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Trainer Larry Jones released from hospital

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Larry Jones was released from a Delaware hospital Tuesday, just three days after suffering multiple internal injuries in a spill at Delaware Park. Read More...

Euphrosyne Out of Oaks, Sweet Reason In

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) winner Euphrosyne will not be entered in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), trainer Asmussen confirmed April 22. Read More...

Slideshow: The Week in Photos for 4/22/2014

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Hawthorne, Keeneland, Aqueduct, Australia, Japan, Charles Town Races and More. Read More...

Los Alamitos Improvement Plans Under Way

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Los Alamitos is embarking on a series of improvements designed to help the Cypress, Calif., racetrack play a more major role in the Southern California Thoroughbred picture. Read More...

Keeneland: DRF Plus handicapping report for April 23, 2014

DRF | 1 day ago
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Aqueduct: DRF Plus handicapping report for April 23, 2014

DRF | 1 day ago
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Atlantic City to Open Six-Day Turf Meet

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Atlantic City Race Course begins its short all-turf racing season April 24 with the customary full fields in six races. Read More...

Argentine Farms Partner for Yearling Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A number of Argentina's prominent farms are partnering to present their best yearlings at public auction May 6-8 during the Argentina premier sale at Tattersalls de Palermo. Read More...

Catching Up with Go for Gin

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
23-year-old Go for Gin is the oldest living Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner based in North America. Read More...

Romantica stands out in Bewitch

DRF | 1 day ago
Thursday at Keeneland qualifies as a big day for Juddmonte Farms, considering that Romantica, a Breeders’ Cup runner-up, and Morpheus, a half-brother to Frankel, both will be in action on a nine-race card that starts at 1:05 p.m. Eastern. Read More...

Kentucky Derby workouts: Hoppertunity, Danza among gallopers

DRF | 1 day ago
Four confirmed Kentucky Derby starters – Hoppertunity, Danza, Medal Count, and Ride On Curlin – turned in routine gallops over the fast track Tuesday. Read More...

Claiborne, Lane’s End to sponsor Keeneland Grade 1 stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Keeneland has announced that prominent Central Kentucky breeding outfits Claiborne Farm and Lane’s End Farm have become signature sponsors for two Grade 1 events at the Lexington, Ky., track’s fall meet. Read More...

Iowa Stallion Rule Change Called Positive

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Iowa has removed a restriction requiring Iowa-registered stallions to be owned by in-state residents, and breeders believe the legislative change with foster growth in the program. Read More...

Fire With Fire Among Six for Last Tycoon

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Fire With Fire, winner of the San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. IIT) March 22, will bid for a third consecutive win April 25 in an intriguing field for the $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes at Santa Anita April 25. Read More...

No decision on Fair Grounds license renewal

DRF | 1 day ago
The Louisiana Racing Commission on Tuesday deferred a decision on whether to renew the license for Churchill Downs’s Fair Grounds racetrack in New Orleans, according to reports, a maneuver that heightens the pressure on the company in the face of harsh criticism from horsemen over its management of the facility. Read More...

Mocklin named new track announcer

DRF | 1 day ago
Rick Mocklin has been named the new announcer for Louisiana Downs, said Trent McIntosh, director of operations for the Bossier City track. Read More...

Kharafa, Lubash square off again in Thursday feature

DRF | 1 day ago
It may be six of one or a half-dozen of another in Thursday’s feature, a high-end optional claimer for New York-breds that could serve as a prep race for upcoming stakes such as the Fort Marcy, Kingston, and/or the Commentator, depending on the weather. Read More...

Security Cameras in Derby Stalls Should Be a No-Brainer

A year ago, based on a suggestion from Craig Brogden of Machmer Hall, I wrote about security cameras that can record a horse’s activities 24 hours a day while he’s in his stall. Lots of horsemen are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...