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Presque Isle Horsemen Payments Delayed

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Horsemen owed $2.2 million in purses and owner rewards and an unknown amount from claiming transactions from the Presque Isle Downs meeting completed Sept. 25 are awaiting checks and looking for answers. Read More...

Hay Dude makes long-awaited U.S. debut in Lure

DRF | 8 hours ago
When Hay Dude arrived here from England last winter, trainer Phil D’Amato expected him to make his U.S. debut long before Sunday’s $75,000 Lure Stakes at Santa Anita. Read More...

Pedigree Analysis: Pivotal Point

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Pivotal has enjoyed a level of success that could not have been predicted from his race-record and pedigree. Read More...

Hollendorfer making all the right moves with Shared Belief

DRF | 8 hours ago
Shared Belief and Jerry Hollendorfer are made for each other, and they’re made like each other. Seen from afar, in the inky light here at Golden Gate Fields early one morning several days ago, they’re not very imposing. Smallish, even. Yet get up close, and they swell with an intimidating presence. Try to compete with them, and you’re likely to lose. Read More...

Romans well stocked for Stars of Tomorrow card

DRF | 8 hours ago
Even the most vocal critics might concede that Churchill Downs has some pretty neat traditions, not even counting the Kentucky Derby, one of the greatest in all of sports. One tradition that began in 2005 is the Stars of Tomorrow program for 2-year-olds, which continues to thrive at every fall meet, as evidenced by what’s in store for the opening of the 26-day fall meet Sunday at the Louisville, Ky., track. Read More...

Distaff favorite Untapable displays air of confidence

DRF | 8 hours ago
Untapable was up early Friday, strutting her stuff pre-dawn at Santa Anita with a smug attitude, appropriate for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff favorite. Read More...

Nebraska approves 52 dates for 2015

DRF | 8 hours ago
In a schedule that will mirror this year’s racing in the state, the Nebraska State Racing Commission on Thursday approved 52 race dates for 2015. Read More...

Lasso fit, fresh for allowance feature

DRF | 8 hours ago
Sunday's eighth race allowance at Gulfstream Park West, at 1 1/16 miles on turf, is competitive but the horse to beat is Lasso, trained by Jorge Navarro. Read More...

Terlani stretches out in closing-day allowance feature

DRF | 9 hours ago
Terlani looks like the one to beat in an allowance race that is featured on Sunday, the final day of racing at Hastings this year. Read More...

New Approach Filly Lights Up Town Moor

TDN | 9 hours ago
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 10:57 AM ET 3rd at DON (DONCASTER)Universal Recycling British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies Maiden S. (Div. 2)     Winner: Beautiful Romance (GB) by New Appro... Read More...

Duke of Marmalade Filly Impresses At Donny

TDN | 9 hours ago
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 10:48 AM ET 2nd at DON (DONCASTER)Universal Recycling British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies Maiden S. (Div. 1)     Winner: Star of Seville (GB) by Duke of Mar... Read More...

King’s preview: Short field for feature

DRF | 9 hours ago
A nice day is on tap for the second-to-last card of the fall meet Friday at Keeneland before it comes to a conclusion Saturday. Fields were surprisingly short in a few races, most notably in the opener and in the featured eighth race, an open allowance for 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

TimeformUS Weekend Plays: The G2 Lafayette

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays: The Grade 2 Lafayette Stakes at Keeneland Read More...

TimeformUS Weekend Plays: The G2 Fayette

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays: The Grade 2 Hagyard Fayette Stakes at Keeneland Read More...

Meadowlands Cancels Friday card

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
The Meadowlands Racetrack has cancelled its six-race Thoroughbred program for Friday, Oct. 24. Heavy rains have plagued coastal New Jersey and New England the last couple days forcing the cancelation of the all-turf card. Read More...

Yonkers: Burke plays the role of underdog in major stakes

DRF | 11 hours ago
With nearly $23 million in horse earnings this year, it seems rare that trainer Ron Burke doesn’t have one of the favorites in a major stakes race. On Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway, Burke will play the role of underdog in each of the three marquee stakes on the card. Read More...

Lankan Rupee Shows Sustained Burst Of Speed

TDN | 12 hours ago
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 7:52 AM ET 7th at MOV (MOONEE VALLEY)G1 Manikato S. (A$1m)     Winner: Lankan Rupee (Aus) by Redoute's Choice (Aus) Lankan Rupee (Aus) Survives Protes... Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 10/25 Analysis

DRF | 20 hours ago
<p><strong>Race 5 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool</strong></p> <p><strong>MEET STATS: 311 - 913 / $1613.70&nbsp; BEST BETS: 54 - 75 / $175.70</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&l... Read More...

Balmoral: Saturday 10/25 Analysis

DRF | 20 hours ago
<p><strong>Race 10 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool</strong></p> <p><strong>Best Bet (42 - 83 / $164.70): </strong>TIME OUTA JAIL (2nd)</p> <p><strong>Spot Play: </strong>ALWAYS THE S... Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 10/25 analysis

DRF | 20 hours ago
<p><strong>Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool</strong></p> <p><strong>Best Bet: </strong>JK SHE&rsquo;SALADY (9th)</p> <p><strong>Spot Play: </strong>REGAL SON (1st)</p&gt... Read More...

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, October 25th by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore

DRF | 21 hours ago
BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, October 25th by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore. Read More...

Distorted Humor Tops WinStar Stallion Fees

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
WinStar Farm announced 2015 stud fees for most of its 22-stallion roster, which is headed again by leading sire Distorted Humor at $100,000 stands and nurses, and includes a new fee for leading freshman sire Super Saver. Read More...

Zia Park Hosts New Mexico Classic Cup Series

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
A full field of 12 is set to go in the $180,000 Rocky Gulch New Mexico Classic Cup Championship, which headlines a rich 12-race card for New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses Oct. 26 at Zia Park. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 23 hours ago
Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014 8:46 PM ET Fawkner (Aus) (Reset {Aus}) headlines a field of 14 in Saturday's A$3-million G1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley.... Read More...

Bel’s Starlet, 27, Dies at Our Mims

Blood-Horse | 24 hours ago
Bel's Starlet, a multiple stakes winner who finished third in the 1993 Gamely Handicap (gr. IT), died Oct. 23 at the age of 27 at Our Mims Retirement Haven near Paris, Ky., where she had lived since 2007. Read More...

Pletcher Pair Heads Turn Back the Alarm

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Todd Pletcher appears to hold a strong hand in the $200,000 Turn Back the Alarm Handicap (gr. III) at Belmont Park Oct. 26 with the duo of Teen Pauline and Dame Dorothy, who are both riding three-racing winning streaks. Read More...

Pletcher Pair Heads Turnback the Alarm

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Todd Pletcher appears to hold a strong hand in the $200,000 Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr. III) at Belmont Park Oct. 26 with the duo of Teen Pauline and Dame Dorothy, who are both riding three-racing winning streaks. Read More...

Churchill Downs Fall Meet Begins Oct. 26

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Cooler temperatures and the leaves changing colors signify the return of live horse racing to the Louisville area as Churchill Downs, the historic home of the Kentucky Derby, opens for its 125th fall meet Sunday, Oct. 26. Read More...

Texas Sire Scrimshaw Relocates to Keen Farms

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Graded stakes winner and graded stakes sire Scrimshaw has been relocated to Dallas and Donna Keen's Keen Farms near Burleson, Texas, for the 2015 breeding season. Read More...

Tommy Town to Stand GI Winner Boisterous

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, in partnership with Gary Barber, will stand new stallion Boisterous for the 2015 breeding season at Tom and Debi Stull's farm near Santa Ynez, Calif. Read More...

Boisterous, Unusual Heatwave to stand at Tommy Town

DRF | 1 day ago
The stakes winners Boisterous and Unusual Heatwave will begin stallion careers at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez, Calif., in 2015, farm manager Mike Allen said on Thursday. Read More...

Will Take Charge to Stand for $30,000

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Three Chimneys Farm announced champion Will Take Charge will stand for a $30,000 fee during his inaugural season at the Versailles, Ky., farm in 2015. Read More...

Ashford Execs Testify in Love Me Only Trial

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Executives of Coolmore Stud and its U.S. entity Ashford Stud were on the witness stand Oct. 23 during the fourth day of a trial over the disputed sale of the broodmare Love Me Only in 2011. Read More...

Hall of Fame Jockey Gary Stevens to Ride in Breeders’ Cup

Michael Compton | 1 day ago
Hall of Fame jockey and 10-time Breeders’ Cup winner Gary Stevens will be riding the Breeders’ Cup World Championships exactly 14 weeks to the day after undergoing total knee replacement surgery on July 25. Stevens will be aboard Sivoliere in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Friday, Oct. 31. He will be reuniting with […](Read more...) Read More...

Will Take Charge tops Three Chimneys fees for 2015

DRF | 1 day ago
Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky. has released the its advertised stud fees for the upcoming 2015 breeding season. Read More...

WinStar Farm releases 2015 stud fees

DRF | 1 day ago
WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky., has released the advertised fees for its 22-horse stallion roster for the 2015 breeding season. Read More...

Stevens Says He’ll Ride in Breeders’ Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, a 10-time Breeders Cup winner, will be riding in this year's event at Santa Anita Park, exactly 14 weeks to the day after undergoing total knee replacement surgery July 25. Read More...

Two Grade 1 winners in same trial for Texas Classic Futurity

DRF | 1 day ago
Lone Star Park will put on a dozen trials for the $1 million Texas Classic Futurity for Quarter Horses on Saturday night, but the focus will be on one race. Lovethewayyoulie and Rattle N Battle are the most accomplished runners on the card as Grade 1 winners, and both drew into trial No. 10. Read More...

Ocala Stud releases 2015 stud fees

DRF | 1 day ago
J. Michael O’Farrell’s Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla. has released the advertised fees for its 2015 stallion roster, led by newcomer Uncaptured. Read More...

FTBOA Names New Executive Committee, Board

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
George Russell has been re-elected president of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, which announced its new executive committee and board members for 2015 on Oct. 23. Read More...

Laurie’s Rocket to enter stud in Arkansas

DRF | 1 day ago
Laurie’s Rocket, whose two career stakes win came in Arkansas, will be returning to the state to launch his stallion career in 2015. The horse will stand at McDowell Farm in Sparkman, Ark., and his fee has been set at $1,000 live foal, said farm manager Bill McDowell. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: Rain-soaked turf course

DRF | 1 day ago
We’re down to 30 races remaining at the fall meet, with 10-race cards on tap Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Read More...

Super Saver Filly Shines at Belmont

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014 3:40 PM ET 6th at BEL (Belmont Park)Msw (S) ($60k)     Winner: My Super Nova by Super Saver My Super Nova (f, 2, Super Saver) outlasts first-timer S... Read More...

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission sticking with lab

DRF | 1 day ago
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission does not plan any immediate action to sever its ties with its drug-testing laboratory in the wake of a meeting with the lab’s top management Wednesday, the commission’s executive director said Thursday. Read More...

Longines Named Official Breeders’ Cup Partner

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Famous Swiss watchmaker Longines has become an official partner of the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships, which take place Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park, it was announced Oct. 23. Read More...

Indiana Commission Says Vet’s ‘Ethical Compass Is Broken,’ Urges 20-Year Ban

Saying he is a veterinarian “whose ethical compass is broken” and who “embodies the worst stereotypes of a racetrack practitioner, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission has filed an administrative... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Handle drops at Delaware Park

DRF | 1 day ago
Average daily handle at the Delaware Park meeting, which concluded Wednesday, was down 9.6 percent from 2013. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup ‘The Works’ Returns to TVG

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Horse racing network TVG begins its week-long Breeders' Cup programming Saturday, Oct. 25, with the return of "The Works--Breeders' Cup 2014." Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Da Silva serving suspension

DRF | 1 day ago
Jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva has dropped an appeal and will serve a three-day suspension Friday through Sunday. Read More...

Michigan horseman Uelmen dies at 66

DRF | 1 day ago
Larry Uelmen, a Michigan-based trainer, breeder, and jockey’s agent, died Oct. 19. He was 66. Read More...