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Attorney: NYTHA Protest Plan Not Objective

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
New York attorney Karen Murphy says the NYTHA board should not be investigating itself regarding a protest about how a November election was conducted. Read More...

Racing Medication and Testing Consortium declines merger proposal

DRF | 1 day ago
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has declined a proposal to merge with the Association of Racing Commissioners International, citing “the importance of maintaining an independent and apolitical” organization to conduct medication research. Read More...

Dortmund Stands Out in Los Alamitos Futurity

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I). Read More...

Cinco Charlie using Sugar Bowl as litmus test

DRF | 1 day ago
The Sugar Bowl is a $50,000 stakes, but Cinco Charlie is no $50,000 horse, and he will be bet accordingly on Saturday at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Slideshow: 2014 Farewells

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Remembering the people and horses that left us in 2014. Read More...

Curlin Filly ‘Stellar’ on the Stretch Out

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2014 3:40 PM ET 4th at LRL (Laurel)Msw ($40K)     Winner: Stellar Wind by Curlin Second timer Stellar Wind (Curlin) heads exacta for her sire on stretch... Read More...

Strathnaver retired

DRF | 1 day ago
Strathnaver, the winner of two stakes including the Grade 3 Bewitch Stakes at Keeneland in 2013, has been retired and will be bred in 2015, trainer Graham Motion said. Read More...

El Nino Terrible heads up Saturday optional claimer

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Peter Miller has the likely favorite in Saturday’s fifth race at Los Alamitos in El Nino Terrible, a 3-year-old colt who won an optional claimer over 1 1/16 miles Nov. 23 at Del Mar. The race Saturday is for 3-year-olds and up going 1 1/16 miles. Read More...

Red Outlaw eyes rebound in Mathis Brothers Mile

DRF | 1 day ago
Shared Belief, who was beaten for the first time in his eight-race career when he finished a troubled fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Nov. 1, will be favored in the $300,000 Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita Dec. 26. He is not the only 3-year-old on that card who will try to get back to the winner’s circle after having a long win streak that ended recently. Read More...

Lasting Bubbles should like outside post in Bold Ego

DRF | 1 day ago
Lasting Bubbles drew a post that might give her an advantage Saturday in the $50,000 Bold Ego Handicap at Sunland Park. She will break from gate No. 8, outside of the good amount of speed signed on for the 5 1/2-furlong race for fillies and mares. Read More...

Bluffalatta goes for third straight local win in B-Connected Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Bluffalatta will be looking to keep his Delta Downs record perfect Saturday night, when he starts as one of the top players in a competitive renewal of the $65,000 B-Connected. The 7 1/2-furlong race drew a field of eight, including Arkansas Martini, who is moving back into the Louisiana-bred ranks, and Knockitdownhard, who is making his first start off the claim for the high-percentage team of Maggi Moss, trainer Tom Amoss, and jockey Gerard Melancon. 
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Familiar foes clash in Bobby Bricker Memorial

DRF | 1 day ago
The final stakes of 2014 in Ohio takes place Saturday at Mahoning Valley Race Course near Youngstown, where five Ohio-accredited fillies and mares contest the $50,000 Bobbie Bricker Memorial Handicap at 1 1/16 miles.
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Smooth Daddy eyes first stakes win in Tropical Park Derby

DRF | 1 day ago
Three-year-old turf specialists will get their final opportunity to race against their own kind and pick up some all-important black type this season with both the $75,000 Tropical Park Derby and its filly counterpart, the $75,000 Tropical Park Oaks, headlining Saturday’s 10-race program at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Harness: Despite confusion, JK She’salady is named Horse of the Year

DRF | 1 day ago
When JK She'salady was announced Horse of the Year, the crowd in attendance at the Meadowlands was somewhat stunned. Most assumed that Trotter of the Year Shake It Cerry or Pacer of the Year Sweet Lou had to receive that honor. They were wrong. Read More...

Harlan’s Destiny seeks to complete sweep in Eleanor Casey Memorial

DRF | 1 day ago
On Saturday night in the Eleanor Casey Memorial, Harlan’s Destiny will try to complete a sweep of this year’s West Virginia-bred stakes for 2-year fillies at Charles Town. Read More...

Durkin to receive Eclipse Award of Merit

DRF | 1 day ago
Tom Durkin, the longtime announcer for the New York Racing Association who retired earlier this year, has been selected to receive the Eclipse Award of Merit, the organizers of the Eclipse Awards announced Thursday. Read More...

RMTC Plans Changes but No Merger with RCI

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The industry's Racing Medication and Testing Consortium plans to re-organize its own Scientific Advisory Committee but does not plan to merge with the Association of Racing Commissioners International. Read More...

Inside trio merit respect in Prairie Bayou

DRF | 1 day ago
An interesting collection of 3-year-olds and upward will come together Saturday night at Turfway Park when the $60,000 Prairie Bayou Stakes is run at 1 1/16 miles over Polytrack. Read More...

Canadian owner Ball dies

DRF | 1 day ago
Longtime Woodbine owner Derek Ball died suddenly Dec. 12 at age 65. Read More...

King: Smooth Daddy’s class stands out in Tropical Park Derby

DRF | 1 day ago
My hope, at least as it comes to betting on Saturday’s Tropical Park Derby at Gulfstream Park, is that the seemingly speedy composition of that field with cause bettors to allow front-running Smooth Daddy to drift up in price to start as an overlay. Read More...

Durkin to Receive Eclipse Award of Merit

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Capping an extraordinary career as one of North America's premier race track announcers and one of the most popular personalities in Thoroughbred racing, Tom Durkin will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit. Read More...

Barretts January mixed sale catalog now online

DRF | 1 day ago
The catalog for the 2015 Barretts January Mixed sale is now available online, featuring 335 offerings. Read More...

Weekend Warrior for Dec. 20: Picks for Tropical Park Derby, Tropical Park Oaks, Letellier Memorial

DRF | 1 day ago
The big race of the day Saturday obviously is the Grade 1, $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity. Unfortunately, it drew a field of only five. Small fields also are the case in the two $50,000 stakes at Fair Grounds, the Sugar Bowl and Letellier Memorial, which drew fields of five and six, respectively. The opposite is true, however, in the two $75,000 stakes at Gulfstream, where both the Tropical Park Derby and the Tropical Park Oaks drew 16 entrants. Read More...

Horse of the Year: An Increasingly Harder Puzzle to Solve?

As Eclipse Award ballots go out in the mail today, it’s awfully hard to predict which way the 2014 Horse of the Year decision might go. In one of the most wide open races in memory, half a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

RCI Appoints Five to New Medication Board

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Association of Racing Commissioners International board has selected five initial members of its new Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee. Read More...

Speed Seeker looks too classy for Saturday allowance foes

DRF | 1 day ago
OLDSMAR, Fla. – Speed Seeker, who has raced with graded stakes competition in her last four starts, should appreciate the drop into optional allowance company on Saturday. A 3-year-old filly, Speed Seeker faces older competition for the first time in Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile turf race. Read More...

Hovdey: Dortmund outperforming his namesake

DRF | 1 day ago
I would think twice about betting heavily on Dortmund this Saturday. A lofty reputation is not always money in the bank. Read More...

Date Announced for Second CBA Symposium

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Four horse industry veterans will share their experiences as part of the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association's second annual educational symposium Feb. 3. Read More...

Dortmund makes stakes debut in Los Alamitos Futurity

DRF | 1 day ago
On a Saturday morning at Santa Anita the weekend prior to the Breeders’ Cup, trainer Bob Baffert was working a number of his horses for starts the following weekend. In the midst of all that activity, he sent a text to a reporter that read simply: “Watch gate work coming. Next star.” Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Los Alamitos Futurity

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Claire Novak and special guest Ellis Starr of Equibase preview the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) featuring Dortmund, Mr. Z, and Firing Line. Read More...

Storm Power on a roll entering Hank Mills Sr.

DRF | 1 day ago
PHOENIX – Storm Power looks to cement his status as the top older horse on the grounds at Turf Paradise in the $35,000 Hank Mills Sr. Handicap Saturday. The mile main-track event drew a field of seven, with Storm Power being the 123-pound highweight. Read More...

Canterbury offers 24 stakes for 70-day 2015 season

DRF | 1 day ago
The 2015 Canterbury Park 70-day race meet will be the longest since the racetrack reopened in 1995 as Canterbury Park, and reflects the impact of a 2012 cooperative marketing and purse enhancement agreement with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, owners and operators of Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, that adds $75 million to horsemen purses over 10 years. Read More...

Heleringer Resigns as KEEP Executive Director

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Louisville equine attorney and author Bob Heleringer has resigned as executive director of the Kentucky Equine Education Project, effective Dec. 17. Read More...

EquiLottery, AmTote in Strategic Relationship

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
EquiLottery and AmTote are announcing a newly formed strategic relationship that will make AmTote the preferred tote provider for EquiLottery moving forward. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for December 11 to 14

DRF | 1 day ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends for December 11 to 14, 2014. Read More...

Remington enjoys across-the-board wagering increase

DRF | 1 day ago
Remington Park experienced increases in all average daily handle categories during its 67-date Thoroughbred meet that closed on Sunday, according to figures provided by the Oklahoma City track. Read More...

EVA Vaccines: What You Need to Know

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Some equine diseases come and go with little impact on the horse industry as a whole. Others affect only local or state industries when they rear their ugly heads. But when a disease has the potential to shutter the global horse breeding industry, cont... Read More...

Introduction to Formulator Trainer Filters

DRF | 2 days ago
Introduction to Formulator Trainer Filters by Michael Hogan and Peter Thomas Fornatale. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:33 PM ET TDN Rising Star Dortmund (Big Brown) can put a tidy bow around a magical season for owner Kaleem Shah, as the... Read More...

Barretts January Mixed Sale Catalog Online

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The catalog for the Barretts 2015 January Mixed Sale, featuring 335 head to be auctioned Jan. 26, is now online and will be mailed later this week. Read More...

New Management for 2015 at Rillito Park

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The 2015 racing season, which begins Feb. 7, brings changes to Rillito Park in Tucson, Ariz. Read More...

Red Pollard Seabiscuit Saddle to be Auctioned

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Seabiscuit jockey Red Pollard's race-worn saddle, which he wore upon the back of the famed champion, is among the rare Seabiscuit memorabilia being offered as part of the Lelands.com sports catalog auction. Read More...

Untapable, Tapiture Settle in at Fair Grounds

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Likely 3-year-old filly champion Untapable and multiple graded stakes-winning stablemate Tapiture are busily preparing for their 4-year-old campaigns after arriving Dec. 13 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

New Rules Lead to Spike in Indiana Positives

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission reported Dec. 18 a total of 47 rulings for positive tests for prohibited substances or substances over threshold levels at the 2014 Indiana Grand race meet. Read More...

Miss Temple City Remains Perfect at GP

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 5:49 PM ET 8th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)OC ($37K)     Winner: Miss Temple City by Temple City Miss Temple City (Temple City) remains perfect with a... Read More...

Baffert Seeks 7th Futurity Win with Dortmund

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert, who won the Hollywood/CashCall Futurity a record six times at Hollywood Park, has a chance to add to the total with the undefeated Dortmund in the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) Dec. 20. Read More...

Pandolfo: Plenty of positives in 2014

DRF | 2 days ago
With year-end honors being handed out, I thought I'd mention a few things that won't win any awards but caught my eye in 2014. Read More...

Trainer Wells Pleads Guilty to Rigging Races

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer David Wells pled guilty in a state court Dec. 16 to rigging races by administering drugs to horses on race day at Penn National Race Course. Read More...

Meadowlands: Friday 12/19 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 12/19 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 12/19 analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Friday 12/19 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...