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Stellar Wind to be cataloged in Keeneland November sale

DRF | 24 hours ago
The champion mare Stellar Wind will be cataloged to the Keeneland November breeding stock sale following a planned start in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Nov. 3 at Del Mar. Read More...

Bergman: No respect for sophomore pacing star Agent Q

DRF | 24 hours ago
It was hard to quantify the validity of the week 11 Hambletonian Society-Breeders Crown Top Ten poll since it appeared to be missing one horse that should by the merits of her accomplishments be no worse than Top Five. Her name is Agent Q. Read More...

Bergman: No respect for sophomore pacing star Agent Q

DRF | 24 hours ago
It was hard to quantify the validity of the week 11 Hambletonian Society-Breeders Crown Top Ten poll since it appeared to be missing one horse that should by the merits of her accomplishments be no worse than Top Five. Her name is Agent Q. Read More...

Monticello: Lima Novelty establishes new track record in New York Sire Stakes competition

DRF | 1 day ago
Lima Novelty has now won all three of her career starts after a 1:57 3/5 effort that demolished the Monticello Raceway track record for a 2-year-old trotting filly in New York Sire Stakes action on Monday afternoon. Read More...

Monticello: Lima Novelty establishes new track record in New York Sire Stakes competition

DRF | 1 day ago
Lima Novelty has now won all three of her career starts after a 1:57 3/5 effort that demolished the Monticello Raceway track record for a 2-year-old trotting filly in New York Sire Stakes action on Monday afternoon. Read More...

Hunt Crossing relocated from West Virginia to Indiana

DRF | 1 day ago
Stakes winner Hunt Crossing has been relocated to Indiana Stallion Station in Anderson, Ind., for the 2018 breeding season. Read More...

Hunt Crossing relocated from West Virginia to Indiana

DRF | 1 day ago
Stakes winner Hunt Crossing has been relocated to Indiana Stallion Station in Anderson, Ind., for the 2018 breeding season. Read More...

Correas making plans for stable stars

DRF | 1 day ago
Ignacio Correas still was in California on Monday, but Tuesday he was flying to New York to run another horse at Saratoga. All this, and Correas's main string is stabled at Keeneland, with a satellite string at Arlington. Read More...

Correas making plans for stable stars

DRF | 1 day ago
Ignacio Correas still was in California on Monday, but Tuesday he was flying to New York to run another horse at Saratoga. All this, and Correas's main string is stabled at Keeneland, with a satellite string at Arlington. Read More...

Portrade Aims to Repeat in New York Turf Writers Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
One year after registering a front-end victory in the New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (NSA-1), Portrade will try to defend that title when he faces an expected 11 other runners in the 2 3/8-mile steeplechase test Aug. 24 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Churchill, Barney Roy Rematch Set for York

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
York's premier meeting gets off to a slam-bang start Aug. 23 with an opening day that features a rematch between star 3-year-olds Barney Roy (GB) and Churchill (IRE) in the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1). Read More...

Equo to Support Thoroughbred Charities of America

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today that it has formed a charitable partnership with Equo, a mobile app that connects horse owners with drivers in the United States and Canada. Equo will donate $1 to TCA per horse shipped.   Read More...

New protocols instituted in New York to reduce equine deaths

DRF | 1 day ago
In response to a rash of equine fatalities during the Saratoga meet, state racing regulators and officials have implemented additional protocols they hope will enhance equine safety. Read More...

New protocols instituted in New York to enhance safety

DRF | 1 day ago
In response to a rash of equine fatalities during the Saratoga meet, state racing regulators and officials have implemented additional protocols they hope will enhance equine safety. Read More...

Weekend Hideaway back on short rest for Thursday allowance

DRF | 1 day ago
Weekend Hideaway will come back on less than two weeks' rest when taking on a stakes-quality field of New York-bred sprinters under allowance conditions in Thursday's eighth race. Read More...

Weekend Hideaway back on short rest for Thursday allowance

DRF | 1 day ago
Weekend Hideaway will come back on less than two weeks' rest when taking on a stakes-quality field of New York-bred sprinters under allowance conditions in Thursday's eighth race. Read More...

Mott has sights set on first Travers win with Good Samaritan

DRF | 1 day ago
Entering 1997, Bill Mott was coming off a year in which he guided Cigar through a perfect 10-for-10 season, won his second straight Eclipse Award, and had won the fourth of his nine Saratoga training titles. Todd Pletcher was about to start his second full year of training. Chad Brown was 18 years old. Read More...

Mott has sights set on first Travers win with Good Samaritan

DRF | 1 day ago
Entering 1997, Bill Mott was coming off a year in which he guided Cigar through a perfect 10-for-10 season, won his second straight Eclipse Award, and had won the fourth of his nine Saratoga training titles. Todd Pletcher was about to start his second full year of training. Chad Brown was 18 years old. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 8/23 Analysis + Pick Four Ticket

DRF | 1 day ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 8/23 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Cherry Lodge may lead the way in Riskaverse Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Peruse the starting lineup in post position order for Thursday's $100,000 Riskaverse Stakes at Saratoga and the farther down one goes, the more obvious it gets there isn't very much speed in the field. But then one arrives at the very last name on the list, Cherry Lodge. Read More...

William Henry Harrison a rich opportunity for Double Tuff

DRF | 1 day ago
Double Tuff, who has not raced since June 27, has drawn the outside post among nine horses entered in the $100,000 William Henry Harrison on Wednesday at Indiana Grand. Read More...

Riding sound into the sunset

DRF | 1 day ago
Noted veterinarian Patricia Hogan says that educating owners and trainers about how to keep a racehorse sound enough that he or she can have a productive post-racing career is a major piece of the aftercare puzzle the Thoroughbred industry grapples with. Read More...

Curlin’s Approval, Distinta meet again in Ballerina

DRF | 1 day ago
When Curlin's Approval and Distinta, who finished first and second in the Grade 2 Princess Rooney on July 1 at Gulfstream Park, compete in Saturday's Grade 1 Ballerina both will do so for a new trainer of record. Read More...

Ulysses spotting weight to talented 3-year-olds in Juddmonte International

DRF | 1 day ago
At age 4, Ulysses hardly is an old man, but he is old enough to give meaningful weight to a host of 3-year-old challengers Wednesday at York in the Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes. Read More...

Voss has two in pursuit of third straight N.Y. Turf Writers Cup win

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Elizabeth Voss will take two shots at winning her third consecutive Grade 1 New York Turf Writers Cup on Thursday when she sends out defending race winner Portrade and Modem in the 2 3/8-mile steeplechase race at Saratoga. Read More...

Nakatani gets five-day suspension for Del Mar Oaks ride

DRF | 1 day ago
Jockey Corey Nakatani was the parade marshal Sunday in Los Angeles for the 2017 Nisei Week Japanese Festival, a prestigious honor made all the more poignant by the fact that Nakatani's late father, Roy, was housed at Santa Anita as a youth during World War II when the track was temporarily used as a relocation facility for Japanese Americans. Read More...

Maiden turf sprint filled with potential

DRF | 1 day ago
Sizable fields in both the pick six and pick four make the Thursday card at Del Mar far more appealing than appears at first glance. Read More...

Sadler’s Joy solid in work for Sword Dancer

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Tom Albertrani doesn't typically use a jockey to work his horses, but on Monday, Julien Leparoux put Sadler's Joy through a five-furlong work in 1:01.88 over the Saratoga main track. Sadler's Joy is pointing to Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Sword Dancer. Read More...

By the Moon tries again for Grade 1 win at Spa in Ballerina

DRF | 1 day ago
Though By the Moon is already a Grade 1 winner, her connections would like nothing more than to get a Grade 1 victory at Saratoga. Considering how well the filly has run in Grade 1 stakes here, it would seem like she is due one. Read More...

Chiropractor to get one more shot at firm turf

DRF | 1 day ago
With his losing streak stretching to seven as he finished sixth in an optional-claiming event last Saturday on the Saratoga turf, Chiropractor will get another shot at firmer turf before possible retirement. Read More...

Central Banker excels with first crop at Fasig-Tipton New York-bred sale

DRF | 1 day ago
Central Banker entered New York's stallion ranks with plenty of buzz and took a step toward making good on it with a strong performance from his debut crop at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale. Read More...

Owners double down on Mucho Macho Man

DRF | 1 day ago
Mucho Macho Man took Dean and Patti Reeves to the top of the sport during his ontrack career, highlighted by a win in the 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic. Now the Georgia-based owners are banking on their star runner getting them back with his foals. Read More...

Golden Gate Fields carries momentum into summer meet

DRF | 1 day ago
Golden Gate Fields hopes to continue the positive trend from its long winter-spring meeting when racing resumes Thursday for a 16-day summer meeting. Read More...

Songbird likely to face four in Personal Ensign

DRF | 1 day ago
Two-time Eclipse Award champion Songbird on Tuesday was scheduled to arrive at Saratoga, where on Saturday she is expected to face four rivals in the Grade 1, $700,000 Personal Ensign Stakes on the Travers card. Read More...

Classy Tune targets Raven Run Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Classy Tune, the 5 1/2-length winner of an allowance race for 3-year-old fillies Sunday, likely will be pointed to the Grade 2, $250,000 Raven Run Stakes on Oct. 21 at Keeneland for her stakes debut, trainer Simon Callaghan said Monday. Read More...

Zatter, St. Patrick’s Day may meet again in Del Mar Futurity

DRF | 1 day ago
Zatter and St. Patrick's Day, who ran one-two in their debuts in a strong six-furlong race for maiden 2-year-olds on Sunday, both are under serious consideration for the Grade 1, $300,000 Del Mar Futurity going seven furlongs on closing day, Sept. 4, trainer Bob Baffert said Monday. Read More...

Jockey Garcia grateful for Pacific Classic score

DRF | 1 day ago
The victory by Collected in the Pacific Classic on Saturday was a welcomed one for jockey Martin Garcia, who has had limited action at this meet in part because of a back injury initially sustained this spring. Read More...

F-T Midlantic Yearling Sale Expanded to Two Days

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Fasig-Tipton has expanded its Midlantic fall yearling sale to two days as a result of a high volume of entries. Read More...

Portrade Aims to Repeat in New York Turf Writers Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
One year after registering a front-end victory in the New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (NSA-1), Portrade will try to defend that title when he faces an expected 11 other runners in the 2 3/8-mile steeplechase test Aug. 24 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

With Cloud Computing in, Travers to feature all three Triple Crown race winners

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Chad Brown officially came down off the fence on Monday and said Preakness winner Cloud Computing will run in Saturday's Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Apache Brave needs to stay focused in Thursday feature

DRF | 1 day ago
Apache Brave is clearly the one to beat in a $25,000 optional-claiming race that will serve as Thursday's feature at Gulfstream Park. After all, he finished first when he was favored at the same level and distance Aug. 3. Read More...

Comebacking Silent Bird to face tough field in Pat O’Brien Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Silent Bird, on the sidelines since March after breaking a five-race win streak in his graded stakes debut, faces a tough comeback assignment in the Grade 2 Pat O'Brien at Del Mar. Read More...

Cupid auditions for BC Classic in Harry Brubaker

DRF | 1 day ago
Cupid must be a slam-dunk pick-six single Wednesday at Del Mar, right? Because a $75,000 ungraded stakes should be easy pickings following Cupid's decisive victory in a Grade 1 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Monday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Bankers Holiday back at the right distance off the layoff

DRF | 1 day ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Monday's card at Saratoga. Read More...

Sparkman: Tricky Escape scores for Hat Trick

DRF | 1 day ago
The export of 1989 Horse of the Year and dual classic winner Sunday Silence to Japan turned out to be a huge blow to the American breeding industry and the most important importation in the history of Japanese racing. Read More...

F-T Midlantic Yearling Sale Expanded to Two Days

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Fasig-Tipton has expanded its Midlantic fall yearling sale to two days as a result of a high volume of entries. Read More...

Santa Anita, without Breeders’ Cup, offers six fewer stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Santa Anita will offer a reduced schedule of 21 stakes for its 19-day autumn meeting from Sept. 29-Oct. 29, a decline of six from 2016 when the meeting included the Breeders' Cup races. Read More...

Will She likely to show the way in Rainbow Connection

DRF | 1 day ago
It's hard to say which front-runner will have the edge in Tuesday's $75,000 Rainbow Connection Stakes at Fort Erie, but the stakes winner Will She could be the speed of the speed in the five-furlong turf dash for Ontario-sired females. Read More...

Mr Havercamp to make stakes debut at Saratoga

DRF | 1 day ago
Mr Havercamp remained unbeaten in his second career start when he won an allowance over 1 1/16 miles on turf by 8 1/2 lengths at Woodbine on Aug. 13. Now Mr Havercamp will make his stakes debut in his next start, trainer Catherine Day Phillips said. Read More...

Listenlindalisten makes it two consecutive stakes scores

DRF | 1 day ago
Mark Casse-trained Listenlindalisten doubled up last week by taking the Eternal Search Stakes over 1 1/16 miles on Woodbine's Tapeta. Two weeks prior, Listenlindalisten had recorded her first career stakes score in the Passing Mood Stakes, a race originally scheduled for turf but was moved to the Tapeta following heavy rain. Read More...