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Northfield: Wednesday 3/4 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 1 day ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 3/4 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Mountaineer Cancels; Parx Loses Most of Card

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, which began its 2015 race meet the evening of March 1, has canceled its second program March 2 because of track conditions. Read More...

Key Race Report for Tuesday, March 3

DRF | 1 day ago
Download a list of horses exiting races where two or more of the competitors have come back to win their next starts. Tuesday’s report features races from Sam Houston, Mountaineer, Mahoning Valley, and Parx Racing. Read More...

Average, Median Rise at Inglis Yearling Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The 2015 Inglis premier yearling sale kept up its robust pace March 2, posting increases in average and median through two days of the four-day auction in Melbourne, Australia. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Florida: Uncle Mo, Kitten’s Joy colts top breeze show

DRF | 2 days ago
A pair of colts turned in the co-fastest furlong times during Monday’s under-tack preview for the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale of selected 2-year-olds in training at Gulfstream Park. The two colts, one working on the main track and one on the turf, each covered the distance in :10 seconds flat. Read More...

Bergman: Truth in advertising with trainers

DRF | 2 days ago
Somenicebeach, who won Saturday night at the Meadowlands, is owned by Susan Oakes, known to most as the wife of trainer Chris Oakes. The mare’s trainer is listed as Mark Capone, even though Chris Oakes, a perennial leading trainer at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, would appear to have more than a small interest in her future. Read More...

Hall of Famer Jerkens hospitalized with infection

DRF | 2 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens is in a south Florida hospital with a serious infection that has led to complications, his son Jimmy Jerkens said Monday. Read More...

TOBA to Present Pedigree, Conformation Clinic

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has scheduled a pedigree and conformation clinic on March 11-12 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company in Ocala, Fla. Read More...

Wise Dan, Main Sequence Top Turf Classic Noms

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Defending winner and two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan and 2014 champion turf male Main Sequence are among 74 horses on the list of early nominees to the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Mike Welsch’s top 3-year-olds at Gulfstream on March 2

DRF | 2 days ago
Handicapper Mike Welsch ranks the top 3-year-old males and fillies pointing to races at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

TOBA February Member of the Month

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
14-year-old Tapit and Ron Winchell are just getting started. Read More...

The Jockey Club 2015 Fact Book Now Online

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Jockey Club announced March 2 that the 2015 edition of the Fact Book is available in the Resources section of its website at jockeyclub.com. Read More...

Indiana Derby Moves to Mid-July This Year

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will offer 37 stakes this year, including the Indiana Derby (gr. II), which moved from its traditional spot the first Saturday in October to mid-July. Read More...

Hall Finalists Include Leatherbury, Lava Man

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hall of Fame ballot will include jockeys Chris Antley, Victor Espinoza, Corey Nakatani, and Craig Perret; Thoroughbreds Black Tie Affair, Kona Gold, Lava Man, and Xtra Heat; and trainers King Leatherbury and David Whiteley. Read More...

2015 Hall of Fame Finalists Announced

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Monday, March 02, 2015 11:29 AM ET The National Racing Museum and Hall of Fame announced the 10 2015 Hall of Fame finalists Read More...

Litfin’s Aqueduct horses to watch for week of March 2

DRF | 2 days ago
Dave Litfin's horses to watch at Aqueduct for the week of March 2. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Feb. 23 – Feb. 25

DRF | 2 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Northfield, Meadows, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Mary Rampellini’s top 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park on March 2

DRF | 2 days ago
Handicapper Mary Rampellini ranks the top 3-year-old males and fillies pointing to races at Santa Anita. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from Feb. 23 – Feb. 25

DRF | 2 days ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Espinoza, Nakatani among 10 Hall of Fame finalists

DRF | 2 days ago
Six first-time finalists – jockeys Victor Espinoza and Corey Nakatani, trainers King Leatherbury and David Whiteley, and the accomplished racehorses Black Tie Affair and Lava Man – are among the 10 people and horses who have made the ballot for this year’s Hall of Fame class, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announced on Monday. Read More...

David Grening’s top 3-year-olds at Aqueduct on March 2

DRF | 2 days ago
Top 3-year-olds at Aqueduct on March 2, 2015. Read More...

Daredevil Back to Work After Swale Washout

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Lets Go Stable and WinStar Farm's Daredevil, whose 3-year-old debut in the Feb. 28 Fasig-Tipton Swale Stakes (gr. II) was postponed until March 7 due to heavy rains, returned to the work tab March 2. Read More...

Champion Wise Dan Back at the Track

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan will begin tack-walking and is expected to undergo further evaluation in two to three weeks as to whether he will return to the races in 2015, trainer Charlie LoPresti said March 2. Read More...

SirePowered Results: Tiznow

DRF | 2 days ago
Champion and Hall of Fame racehorse Tiznow posted a stakes double on Saturday evening, as his aptly named Royal Son captured the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park and Rebranded won the Curribot Handicap at Sunland Park. Both stakes competitors represent a productive cross. According to Daily Racing Form’s SirePowered Results, runners by Tiznow won four races in the month of February. Three are out of mares by the pensioned A.P. Indy, a breed-shaping sire and prominent broodmare sire. Read More...

New Social Media Rule for Australian Racing

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A regulation on social media conduct for those involved in Australia's racing industry has been added to the Australian Rules of Racing, effective March 1. Read More...

Trip Notes for Feb. 28: Santa Ysabel Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Trip Notes for February 28: Santa Ysabel Stakes by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

Giwner: One strange disqualification

DRF | 2 days ago
Receiving calls or emails about judges’ decisions is commonplace in my line of work. Nine times out of ten I watch the race and it is plain to see the judge’s point of view and I turn the page. But on Saturday night (2/28) when Kiwi Ideal N was disqualified and placed last, I was certainly left shaking my head. Read More...

Field Favored at Close of Derby Wager Pool 3

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool 3 closed March 1 with the mutuel field, or "All Others", the tepid 4-1 favorite, while American Pharoah and Dortmund were the top two individual interests. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2015 8:50 PM ET Designs on Rome (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}) was victorious in the G1 Hong Kong Gold Cup at Sha Tin Sunday... Read More...

The Big Beast Sharp in Winning Return

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Alex and JoAnn Lieblong's The Big Beast showed no signs of rust in his first race since winning the Ketel One King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 23 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Positive ROI Report for Monday, March 2

DRF | 2 days ago
Download positive ROI trainer statistics for Monday's cards at Sam Houston, Mountaineer Park, Mahoning Valley Race Course, Parx Racing, Sunland Park, and Turf Paradise. The report features top trainer angles, top trainer/jockey combinations, and profitable betting angles based on a trainer's record in similar situations. Read More...

Brad Free’s top 3-year-olds at Santa Anita on March 2

DRF | 2 days ago
Brad Free's top 3-year-olds at Santa Anita on March 2. Read More...

Daredevil Still Ready for Rescheduled Swale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
After torrential rain washed away the $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Swale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 28, grade I winner Daredevil looks set to remain in the field when the rescheduled race runs March 7. Read More...

Eskendereya’s Frosty Friday Becomes a Rising Star at Santa Anita

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2015 6:59 PM ET 7th at SAX (Santa Anita)Msw ($56k)     Winner: Frosty Friday by Eskendereya Frosty Friday (f, 3, Eskendereya) romps in her 3-year-old bow, be... Read More...

Aqueduct: Longshots create $148,147 pick six carryover

DRF | 2 days ago
A formful Aqueduct inner track meet took a holiday over the last three days and as a result there will be a pick six carryover of $148,147 on Thursday. Read More...

Kentucky Derby Future Wager: Field favored at 4-1

DRF | 2 days ago
The mutuel field closed Sunday as a lukewarm favorite in Pool 3 of the 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, with the Bob Baffert duo of American Pharoah and Dortmund the heaviest-backed individual interests. Read More...

The Big Beast Returns a Winner in Hot Springs

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2015 6:08 PM ET 8th at OPX (Oaklawn Park)Alw ($68k)     Winner: The Big Beast by Yes It's True GI King's Bishop S. hero The Big Beast (Yes It's True) makes a... Read More...

Sanchez, Almanza combine to sweep six-figure stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
The long trip from Southern California to Florida was worthwhile for Ramon Sanchez. Sanchez, who usually rides at Los Alamitos, came to Hialeah Park for the first time on Sunday and teamed up with trainer Rolando Almanza to sweep both $100,000 stakes on the program. Read More...

Masochistic will point to Churchill Downs Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Masochistic, a four-time winner who failed a drug test last year, won his 2015 debut in an optional claimer at 6 1/2 furlongs at Santa Anita on Saturday. The win left trainer A.C. Avila planning a start for Masochistic in the $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes at seven furlongs on May 2. Read More...

Rebel Still Possibilty for Take Charge Brandi

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said he hopes to breeze champion filly Take Charge Brandi March 2 at Oaklawn Park in preparation for her next start, possibly against males in the $750,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) March 14. Read More...

Dortmund gets green light for San Felipe

DRF | 2 days ago
Dortmund, the leading 3-year-old in California, will start in the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Saturday, owner Kaleem Shah said on Sunday. Read More...

Sadler hopes Hard Aces pays dividends in Big Cap

DRF | 2 days ago
The private purchase of Hard Aces in February has given owners Kosta and Peter Hronis and trainer John Sadler an intriguing outsider for Saturday’s $1 million Santa Anita Handicap. Read More...

Key Race Report for Monday, March 2

DRF | 2 days ago
Download a list of horses exiting races where two or more of the competitors have come back to win their next starts. Monday's report features races from Sam Houston, Mountaineer, Mahoning Valley Race Course, Parx Racing, and Sunland Park. Read More...

El Kabeir Breezes for Gotham

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Multiple graded stakes winner El Kabeir, most recently second in the Withers (gr. II), had his final serious work March 1 at Belmont Park for the $400,000 Gotham (gr. III) March 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Stryker Phd Named Washington Horse of Year

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
After a sensational 2014 season at Emerald Downs, where he won in a trio of stakes, including the Longacres Mile (gr. III), Mona and Jim Hour's Stryker Phd has garnered honors as Washington's Horse of the Year. Read More...

Gulfstream Announces Summer Stakes Program

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Gulfstream Park announced a record $4.7 million summer stakes schedule March 1. The schedule will feature five graded stakes starting April 25 with the Miami Mile (gr. III) on the turf. Read More...

Far From Over will skip Gotham to await Wood Memorial

DRF | 2 days ago
Far From Over, the Withers Stakes winner, will skip next Saturday’s Grade 3, $400,000 Gotham Stakes and will instead train up to the $1 million Wood Memorial on April 4, his connections confirmed on Sunday. Read More...

Dortmund, Lord Nelson Set for San Felipe

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert confirmed March 1 that imposing colt Dortmund will start in the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park March 7. Read More...

Strong Beginning for Inglis Premier Sale

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A filly by Snitzel sold for $560,000 (US$437,849) at the Inglis premier yearling sale March 1 in Melbourne, topping the first day of trading, which saw across-the-board increases in gross, average, and median. Read More...

The Great War No Longer Pursuing Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Great War, who was last of 10 in the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park Feb. 28 after bleeding during the race, is no longer a candidate for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Read More...