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Sparkman: Stallion a ‘Giant’ of the breed

DRF | 16 hours ago
Coolmore's Giant’s Causeway has developed into the best son of the great sire Storm Cat, both on the racetrack and at stud. Read More...

New York Horsemen’s Election: ‘Truthiness’ and the Truth

When it comes to the ongoing election for president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, there is “truth” and there is “truthiness.” The truthiness of the election, the agenda pushed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

California Chrome schools at gate for turf debut

DRF | 16 hours ago
California Chrome, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, on Wednesday had his most extensive day of training since arriving at Del Mar over the weekend, his morning tasks including schooling in the starting gate and then galloping a bit more than 1 1/2 miles around the main track. Read More...

Constitution, Hoppertunity look to improve in Clark Handicap

DRF | 16 hours ago
It may or may not apply to the Clark Handicap, but a sweep of the top six places by 3-year-olds in the Breeders’ Cup Classic sure seems to illustrate the strength of the division this year. Read More...

Field at 3-5 for Pool 1 of Derby Future Wager

DRF | 17 hours ago
Last fall, when Churchill Downs tried a future wager pool in late November for the first time, only one of the 23 separately listed horses eventually made it to the 2014 Kentucky Derby: Ride On Curlin, who ran seventh at 17-1. The “all others” option returned an all-time low of $3.60 for a $2 win bet. Read More...

Gisser: The Gural trainer rule

DRF | 17 hours ago
Jeff Gural’s recent proclamation limiting entries has me at a loss. He is obviously absolutely right or he is obviously absolutely wrong. And the more I read, the less sure I am about how I feel about his new rule. Read More...

Big Bane Theory must overcome outside post in Seabiscuit

DRF | 17 hours ago
The good news for Big Bane Theory is that he’s back on the turf. The bad news is that for the second straight race, he’s drawn an outside post. It’s a hurdle he will have to overcome when facing the likes of Tom’s Tribute and Kaigun in what shapes up as a terrific running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Seabiscuit Handicap on Friday at Del Mar. Read More...

Foxy Moonflash is Prompt Favorite in NM Fillies and Mares Championship

Bobby Simmons’ Foxy Moonflash extended her winning streak in Wednesday’s 400-yard, $151,480 New Mexico Quarter Horse Fillies & Mares Championship (RG1) at Zia Park. Read More...

Chuckas Resigns from MJC

TDN | 18 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:55 AM ET Tom Chuckas resigns as president and CEO of Maryland Jockey Club. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 11/27 analysis

DRF | 18 hours ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Thursday 11/27 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Chuckas resigns as president of Maryland Jockey Club

DRF | 18 hours ago
Tom Chuckas has resigned as president and chief operating officer of the Maryland Jockey Club, effective Sunday. Read More...

Indiana commission seeks 3-year ban for trainer Norris

DRF | 19 hours ago
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission is seeking to suspend a trainer for three years after post-race tests on five horses who raced this summer at Indiana Grand tested positive for a concentration of a painkiller that was indicative of the drug being administered on race day, according to a complaint prepared by the commission. Read More...

Upcoming Open Houses, Stallion Shows

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
BloodHorse.com is compiling a list of upcoming open houses and stallion shows for the 2015 breeding season. These open house days will be added to the list below as they are received. Read More...

Tom Chuckas to Resign as President of MJC

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
The Stronach Group announced that Tom Chuckas, president and chief operating officer of the Maryland Jockey Club, has resigned his position with the company, effective Nov. 30. Read More...

Irish Jockey Suspended After Drug Positive

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
An Irish flat-racing jockey has been banned for six months after testing positive for traces of cocaine he says were contained in herbal tea that he bought to soothe a skin condition. Read More...

Maythefourthbwithu returns in Friday feature after brief freshening

DRF | 21 hours ago
The five-furlong specialist Maythefourthbwithu returns from a short break in Friday’s Woodbine headliner, a first-level allowance, with leading rider Patrick Husbands aboard, to head the eight-horse field. Read More...

DRF Formulator Facts For Clark Handicap

DRF | 1 day ago
DRF Formulator Facts for Churchill's Clark Handicap on Friday, November 28 by Michael Hogan. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 7:07 PM ET After a day's break, selling resumes at Tattersalls with the first of over 1100 foals to go under the hammer... Read More...

Hoppertunity, Constitution Head Clark

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Many count the two top 3-year-olds in the field of nine among those who could have made some noise before heading to the sidelines earlier this season. Read More...

TAA Accredits 19 Aftercare Organizations

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has awarded accreditation to 19 equine aftercare organizations, bringing the total number of accredited organizations to 42, with more than 120 facilities throughout North America. Read More...

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accredits 19 organizations

DRF | 2 days ago
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has awarded accreditation to 19 equine aftercare organizations, bringing the total number of accredited organizations to 42, with more than 120 facilities throughout North America. Read More...

Willet tries Go for Wand a third time

DRF | 2 days ago
Still seeking her first graded stakes victory, the ultra-consistent 6-year-old New York-bred mare Willet will start in the Grade 3, $300,000 Go for Wand Handicap for a third consecutive year when that one-turn, one-mile race is run here Friday. Read More...

Wildcat Red done for the year

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Jose Garoffalo said Tuesday that Wildcat Red’s 3-year-old campaign is over. The son of D’wildcat concludes his season with three wins in 10 starts and earnings of nearly $850,000. Read More...

Pick of the Litter, Departing head Clark Handicap

DRF | 2 days ago
A field of nine 3-year-olds and up has been entered for a well-matched renewal of the Grade 1, $500,000 Clark Handicap, to be run Friday for the 141st time at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Atreides will skip Cigar Mile after trouble securing a jockey

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Marty Wolfson said he has decided to bypass Saturday’s Cigar Mile at Aqueduct with his once-beaten Atreides after not being able to line up a suitable rider for the race. Read More...

Distance of Cigar Mile no issue for Secret Circle, Baffert says

DRF | 2 days ago
Though it has been more than two years since Secret Circle has raced beyond six furlongs, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert doesn’t believe distance will be an issue when the 5-year-old horse runs in Saturday’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct. Read More...

Gantry takes another shot at Delaunay in Thanksgiving Handicap

DRF | 2 days ago
The times keep changing, but the names remain the same. Delaunay and Gantry, Gantry and Delaunay. Gantry won the Thanksgiving Handicap in 2011, Delaunay won it in 2012, Gantry captured the 2013 edition, and the two are part of the field Thursday for the $60,000 Thanksgiving. Read More...

Complexion of Fall Highweight likely to change by post time

DRF | 2 days ago
It might be best to wait until as late as possible to handicap Thursday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Fall Highweight Handicap, the annual Thanksgiving Day feature at Aqueduct. Read More...

Gender Agenda, Sheza Smoke Show taking a shot in Matriarch

DRF | 2 days ago
In most years, the 3-year-old fillies Gender Agenda and Sheza Smoke Show would be unlikely to run in Sunday’s $300,000 Matriarch Stakes at Del Mar. Their credentials would not match those of the competition for a Grade 1 race that often has drawn top runners from across the nation and a European shipper or two. Read More...

American Pharoah Touted in Derby Future Wager

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
In the first 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, set to open a three-day run of betting Nov. 28, two-time grade I winner American Pharoah is the top individual morning-line choice at odds of 12-1. Read More...

California Chrome gallops ahead of turf debut

DRF | 2 days ago
California Chrome was feeling so sharp Tuesday at Del Mar that instead of a scheduled jog, trainer Art Sherman had him gallop. Read More...

Penn National moves Wednesday card to Saturday

DRF | 2 days ago
At noon Tuesday, Penn National canceled its Wednesday night card and rescheduled it for Saturday in advance of a winter storm that is expected to drop four to eight inches of snow over western Pennsylvania. Read More...

Field at 3-5 for Pool 1 of Derby Future Wager

DRF | 2 days ago
The mutuel field is an overwhelming morning-line favorite in the first pool of the 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which is set to open Friday. Read More...

Eight confirmed for Berkeley Handicap

DRF | 2 days ago
Stryker Phd, the 122-pound highweight after winning three straight stakes at Emerald Downs, including the Grade 3 Longacres Mile, and then running second in a Santa Anita stakes, tops the list of eight runners confirmed for Sunday’s Berkeley Handicap at 1 1/16 miles at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Hollendorfer duo will run in Golden Gate Debutante

DRF | 2 days ago
The Jerry Hollendorfer-trained duo of Lutine Belle and Seduire will run in Saturday’s $50,000-added Golden Gate Debutante for 2-year-old fillies at six furlongs. Read More...

Finnegans Wake meets Holiday Star in Hollywood Turf Cup

DRF | 2 days ago
Finnegans Wake and Holiday Star meet for the first time in Thursday’s $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup at Del Mar as stakes winners with differing form. Read More...

Penn National Postpones Big Wednesday Card

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The threat of a Thanksgiving Eve holiday snowstorm set to hit the mid-Atlantic region has forced the postponement of the Wednesday, Nov. 26 Holiday Racing Festival card at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. Read More...

Grade 3-winning gelding Hudson Landing retired to Utah ranch

DRF | 2 days ago
This week, as the connections of 19 runners make decisions about entering Sunday’s $100,000, Grade 3 Berkeley Handicap, Hudson Landing is getting on a van to return to owner Jared Chappell’s ranch in Utah to begin his retirement. Read More...

Millennium Farms releases 2015 stallion roster

DRF | 2 days ago
Millennium Farms in Lexington, Ky., has released the advertised fees for its five-horse stallion roster for the 2015 breeding season. Read More...

Don’t Tell Sophia seeks exclamation point on excellent year in Falls City

DRF | 2 days ago
After the sensational year she’s already had, a victory for Don’t Tell Sophia in the Falls City Handicap would be like, well, the Cool Whip on the pumpkin pie. Read More...

Hovdey: Still plenty to feast on in bountiful year

DRF | 2 days ago
The U.S. comes laden with a buffet of choices in the world of sports, and if there are not at least a few things to be grateful for in the world of horse racing then somebody’s not looking hard enough. Read More...

Jerardi: Tastefully Simple a model of consistency

DRF | 2 days ago
Mick once had a horse win 11 straight races, so he is no stranger to consistent horses. One of his old horses won 30 times in 60 starts. But there is no question Tastefully Simple has a special place in the trainer’s heart. Read More...

Dalakhani Blueblood Stays Perfect At Chantilly

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 11:40 AM ET 8th at CHY (CHANTILLY)Listed Prix Isonomy     Winner: Vedouma (Fr) by Dalakhani (Ire) His Highness The Aga Khan's Vedouma (Fr) (Dalakhan... Read More...

Indiana Trainer Facing Three-Year Suspension

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission's executive director is recommending a three-year suspension of trainer Mike Norris for allegedly administering drugs on race day at least five times this spring at Indiana Grand. Read More...

Millennium Releases Stallion Roster, Fees

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Millennium Farms near Lexington has released fees for its 2015 stallion roster that includes newcomers Ice Box and I Want Revenge. Read More...

Voting Open for Secretariat Vox Populi Award

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
For the third time, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is among six horses on the ballot for this year's Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 11/29/2014

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Delta Downs, Japan, Del Mar, Churchill, Woodbine, Gulfstream Park West & More! Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Going National

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Retired Racehorse Project to raise its stature by holding its marquee event in Kentucky. Read More...

Will Holiday Star Shine on Thanksgiving Day?

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) and Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. III). Read More...

NM-Bred Proceed to Tackle Open Company Again in Zia Park Derby

Michael C. Stinson’s Proceed, a New Mexico-bred son of Desert God trained by Joel Marr, is one of eight 3-year-olds entered in Wednesday’s 1 1/8-mile, $200,000 Zia Park Derby, one of seven stakes races scheduled for Zia Park’s Land of Enchantment Day program. Read More...