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Weekend Warrior for Nov. 22: Picks for Delta Mile, Tropical Turf, Cardinal

DRF | 24 hours ago
I can’t resist Mystery Train here, even if the pace setup might not be ideal for him in the Delta Mile at Delta Downs. Read More...

Rockridge Stud Announces 2015 Stallion Fees

Blood-Horse | 24 hours ago
Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y. has announced the stud fees for its 2015 roster of six stallions. Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Trinniberg carries the highest fee at $7,500. Read More...

Controversial newsletter publisher Musselman sues to have Churchill ban lifted

DRF | 24 hours ago
Eddie Musselman, the publisher of the controversial newsletter “Indian Charlie,” has filed a lawsuit seeking a judgment that would keep Churchill Downs from enforcing a ban that denies him access to the grounds, according to court records. Read More...

Parx, jockeys discuss insurance waiver solution

DRF | 24 hours ago
Attorneys representing Parx Racing in suburban Philadelphia and jockeys who ride at the track remain in discussions over a resolution to a dispute involving a waiver distributed by the track two weeks ago that many riders refused to sign, according to the attorney representing the track’s jockey colony. Read More...

Breeders Crown: Muddled sophomore pacing division comes down to the Crown

DRF | 24 hours ago
The race for divisional honors could become clearer, or further muddled, depending on the outcome of Saturday’s $531,250 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old male pacers at the Meadowlands. Read More...

I’m Already Sexy game for Cardinal Handicap regardless of surface

DRF | 24 hours ago
It’s been an eventful year for I’m Already Sexy, so why not a little bit more action? The 4-year-old filly figures to be the focus of the most attention leading into the Grade 3 Cardinal Handicap on Saturday at Churchill Downs, regardless of whether the race stays on turf. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from Nov. 15 – Nov. 19

DRF | 1 day ago
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

Regally Bred Frankel Filly Lives Up to Hype

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 11:31 AM ET GOFNOV (Goffs November Sale)hip 897     Weanling F     Frankel (GB)--Finsceal Beo (Ire) (Mr. Greeley)    &nbsp... Read More...

Frankel Filly Fetches ?550,000 at Goffs November

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 11:10 AM ET GOFNOV (Goffs November Sale)hip 885     Weanling F     Frankel (GB)--Discreet Brief (Ire)     550,000&nbs... Read More...

Los Alamitos Super Derby slated for Saturday

DRF | 1 day ago
The $972,100 Los Alamitos Super Derby, postponed three weeks to allow for extensive drug testing of the 10 finalists, will be run on Saturday with no changes to the field since time trials were run on Oct. 12. Read More...

Charles Town, Mountaineer Dates OK’d for 2015

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
West Virginia's two Thoroughbred tracks have been approved for a total of 430 racing dates for 2015, according to schedules approved Nov. 18 by the West Virginia Racing Commission. Read More...

Lucy’s Bob Boy a strong favorite to repeat in A Huevo Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Lucy’s Bob Boy disappointed his backers who sent him off as the 1-2 favorite in last month’s $450,000 West Virginia Breeders’ Classic. But he won’t have to contend with nemesis Russell Road in Saturday night’s $50,000 A Huevo Stakes at Charles Town. Read More...

Indiantown Sunrise should appreciate added distance in Glorious Song

DRF | 1 day ago
Indiantown Sunrise should enjoy the move out to seven furlongs in Saturday’s $125,000 Glorious Song, an open stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine. Read More...

Breeders Crown: The Father Patrick roller coaster

DRF | 1 day ago
The roller coaster year for Father Patrick could be about to hit an upswing in the $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old trotters. That is if you believe the words of trainer Jimmy Takter. Read More...

Del Mar Horses to Watch

DRF | 1 day ago
Horses to Watch for Del Mar. Read More...

?520,000 Galileo Filly Sets Goffs November Alight

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 8:37 AM ET GOFNOV (Goffs November Sale)hip 826     Weanling F     Galileo (Ire)--Wana Doo     520,000  Bree... Read More...

Florida Feed Manufacturer Issues Recall

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A Lakeland, Fla.-based animal feed manufacturer is recalling four of its horse feed products following a possible link to the deaths of three horses in South Florida. Read More...

‘Hercules’ Tops Second Sporting Art Auction

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Topped by the sale of the massive triptych "Hercules" for $149,500, the second Sporting Art Auction at Keeneland Nov. 19 grossed $2.25 million. Read More...

Indiana: Gorajec Responds to Moss Commentary

The following article was submitted by Joe Gorajec, who since 1990 has served as executive director of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. On Nov. 15, 2014, the Blood-Horse published an online... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Pandolfo: Resilient Crown contenders loving the Meadowlands

DRF | 2 days ago
With the Breeders Crown being raced later in the season this year, the temperatures will be cooler than they were the past few years. That could be a good thing. The cooler the temperature, the slower the races. Slower final times help keep the races fair because it gives the closers a better chance of catching up. The weather forecast is calling for temperatures in the mid to high 20's for Friday night, and about ten degrees warmer for Saturday, with 5 to 10 mph winds. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for November 13 to 16

DRF | 2 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends for November 13 to 16, 2014. Read More...

Breeders Crown: Arch Madness hoping to peak in Crown Trot

DRF | 2 days ago
Finishing sixth in last week’s Breeders Crown Open Trot elimination may not have been good enough for some, but for trainer Trond Smedshammer’s Arch Madness it was good enough to earn the 10-year-old a ticket to the $500,000 final on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Read More...

Uruguayan Triple Crown Winner Headed to Dubai

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Undefeated Uruguayan Triple Crown winner Sir Fever has been purchased privately by an undisclosed buyer and is expected to race in the United Arab Emirates, according to Nov. 17 reports. Read More...

Whip Use by Jockeys Restricted in California

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
To prevent overuse of the whip, jockeys in California will no longer be allowed to strike a horse more than three consecutive times without giving the animal a chance to respond. Read More...

Grade I Winner Lochte Targets Tropical Turf

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
In what will be his 12th start of the season, grade I winner Lochte will try to nail down his third stakes win of 2014 when he faces an expected eight rivals in the Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 22. Read More...

Daring Kathy One to Catch in My Charmer

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Daring Kathy, winner of four of her six career starts on turf, will be tough to catch as she attempts to outrun nine opponents in the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park West Nov. 22. Read More...

CHRB Undertakes Review of Interference Rule

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Following the controversial non-call in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), the California Horse Racing Board appears ready to change the rule that led to the decision. But it may take awhile. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 7:31 PM ET Steve Sherack gets the scoop from Pegasus Training Center's Mike Puhich on the undefeated Prime Engine... Read More...

Catalano Sends Trio to Cardinal Handicap

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Veteran trainer Wayne Catalano will attempt to build on his 2014 accomplishments when he sends multiple stakes winner I'm Already Sexy and two stablemates into an overflow field Nov. 22 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Santa Anita Restores $1M Purse for Big ‘Cap

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Santa Anita Park is returning the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) to $1 million in 2015, and also hiked the purse for its other leading main track event for older horses, the San Antonio Stakes (gr. II), to a record $500,000. Read More...

Aikenite to Stand at Bridlewood in 2015

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Aikenite, a multiple grade II stakes winner, will stand at John and Leslie Malone's Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla., for the 2015 breeding season. Read More...

Delta Downs Jackpot Daily Update: Hall of Fame Power

As is usually the case with this race, the 2014 edition of the Delta Downs Jackpot is shaping up to be a highly competitive affair featuring 10 promising juveniles. In addition, several of this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo... Read More...

Churchill Cancels Again Due to Frozen Track

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Unable to thaw its main track following a blast of winter weather, Churchill Downs has announced that it will cancel live racing for a second straight day Nov. 20. Read More...

Aikenite moves to Bridlewood Farm in Florida

DRF | 2 days ago
Grade 2 winner Aikenite will relocate to John and Leslie Malone’s Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla., for the 2015 breeding season. Read More...

Churchill calls off Thursday racing program

DRF | 2 days ago
Churchill Downs has canceled its 10-race Thursday program, marking the second straight cancellation because of a frozen racetrack. Read More...

California restricts whip use by jockeys

DRF | 2 days ago
The California Horse Racing Board passed a rule on Wednesday limiting jockeys to three consecutive strikes with a whip before they must pause to allow a horse to respond. Read More...

Adena Springs North Announces 2015 Stud Fees

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Milwaukee Brew, poised to capture his second title as Canada's champion sire, will remain at $7,500 (all stallion fees are Canadian dollars, stands and nurses). His eight 2014 stakes winners are the most in Canada since 2001. Read More...

Meadowlands: Friday 11/21 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 11/21 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 11/21 analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Friday 11/21 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Ocho Ocho Ocho makes two-turn debut in Jackpot

DRF | 2 days ago
Ocho Ocho Ocho is one of the most exciting prospects in Saturday's Delta Downs Jackpot as an undefeated stakes winner with a serious turn of foot. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 11/21 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 11/21 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Commissioner Back in Training; Dubai Possible

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
WinStar Farm's Commissioner, runner-up to Tonalist in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), is back in training in South Florida with Todd Pletcher after undergoing surgery to have a small chip removed from his left front ankle. Read More...

Arch Firster Debuts Professionally at Laurel

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 4:43 PM ET 9th at LRL (Laurel)Msw ($40k)     Winner: Whimsicality by Arch Whimsicality (f, 2, Arch) shifts to the outside in deep stretch and runs... Read More...

Jose Santos part of Golden Actor team for Delta Jackpot

DRF | 2 days ago
Golden Actor will have a Hall of Fame rider on his team Saturday when he runs in the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot. But the retired Jose Santos won’t be making his comeback on the horse. Read More...

Trinniberg leads Rockridge Stud roster

DRF | 2 days ago
Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y., has released the advertised 2015 fees for its six-horse stallion roster. Leading the group is champion sprinter Trinniberg, whose first foals will arrive in 2015. Read More...

Louisiana gets ball rolling on stricter medication rules

DRF | 2 days ago
The Louisiana Racing Commission has formally begun a process to adopt a set of new medication rules that are being supported by a number of national racing organizations as a way to align the country’s racing jurisdictions. Read More...

Indiana Grand stewards suspend assistant trainer for 60 days

DRF | 2 days ago
The stewards of Indiana Grand Race Course in Shelbyville, Ind., have suspended an assistant trainer for allegedly having a horse injected on raceday, citing an incident that also is part of an aggressive effort by the state racing commission to ban a veterinarian for 20 years. Read More...

Southern Californians invade for Zia Park Derby, Oaks

DRF | 2 days ago
The fields for Zia Park’s most prestigious races were drawn Wednesday, and Southern California invaders Jojo Warrior and Tonito M., are expected to start as the respective favorites in the $300,000 Zia Park Oaks and $200,000 Zia Park Derby when the races are run Nov. 26. Read More...

Hoppertunity among eight probables for Clark Handicap

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert confirmed Wednesday that he intends to send Hoppertunity for the $500,000 Clark Handicap next weekend at Chiurchill Downs. Read More...

Adena Springs North releases 2015 fees

DRF | 2 days ago
Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs North in Aurora, Ontario has released the advertised 2015 stud fees for its nine-horse stallion roster. Three stallions will command the co-highest fee: Milwaukee Brew, Sligo Bay, and Silent Name, who will each stand for $6,612 ($7,500 Canadian). Read More...