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Oaklawn to give bonuses for winning without Lasix

DRF | 14 hours ago
Horses who win races without competing on Lasix during the upcoming meet at Oaklawn Park will receive a purse bonus, Charles Cella, president of the Hot Springs, Ark., track, announced Thursday. The program awards horses a 10 percent supplement to the winner’s share of the purse, with bonuses to range in value from $1,080 to as high as $60,000 for the richest race of the meet, the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby. Read More...

Hoosier: Impressive stakes action on tap Saturday night

DRF | 14 hours ago
Trotting sensation Sebastian K will also be in action on a stellar Saturday Hoosier Park card. Read More...

Pender Harbour, Paso Doble top field for Overskate Stakes

DRF | 14 hours ago
Even though last year’s Overskate Stakes winner and Canadian champion sprinter, Phil’s Dream, is sidelined with an injury, Saturday’s renewal of the $125,000 Overskate still has some firepower. Read More...

Lafontaine has trainer confident ahead of Kent Stakes

DRF | 15 hours ago
Trainer Elizabeth Charalambous rarely ventures outside her home track of Woodbine. Over the past eight years, she ran two horses at Fort Erie in 2009 and one apiece at Presque Isle Downs (2011) and Keeneland (2012). So, it speaks volumes that Charalambous is willing to ship her 3-year-old Lafontaine all the way to Delaware Park for Saturday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Kent Stakes. Read More...

Kandaly, 1994 Louisiana Derby Winner, Dies

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Kandaly, winner of the 1994 Louisiana Derby (gr. III) who was scratched the day of the Kentucky Derby, died Sept. 12. The 23-year-old from the last crop of Alydar died of founder at Sugar Cane Stables near Lake Charles, La. Read More...

Lope de Vega Half to Chriselliam Impresses in Yarmouth Debut

TDN | 15 hours ago
Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:07 AM ET 1st at YAR (YARMOUTH)�5,000 Greene King British Stallion Studs EBF Sprint Maiden S.     Winner: Very Special (Ire) by Lope de Vega (Ire) Godolphin's Very Special (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), a half to Chriselliam (Ire), debuts in style at Yarmouth Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Sept. 11 – Sept. 14

DRF | 15 hours ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Balmoral, Hoosier, Philadelphia, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Breeders Sales Co. Expects Strong Auction

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
The Breeders Sales Co. of Louisiana is expecting a strong yearling sale Sept. 23. The 2013 sale reported strong double-digit growth in average and median. Read More...

Divine Oath Needs Kent to Get Back on Track

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Let's Go Stable's Divine Oath looks to get back on track Sept. 20 in the $150,000 Kent Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Delaware Park, coming off a sixth-place finish in the Aug. 16 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington Park. Read More...

Study Compares Abdominal Bandage Pressure, Support

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
It's no secret that leg wraps and bandages applied to horses' lower limbs protect and support the soft tissues within. But what about the abdominal bandages veterinarians wrap around horses' bodies post-colic surgery—do they function in the same way? Read More...

Investment in the Ownership Experience a Significant Issue

Stephen Koch is vice president of racing, stables and grounds for the Woodbine Entertainment Group, which this year is operating nine months of Thoroughbred racing at Woodbine racetrack in Toronto,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

Suffolk Downs Set to Close

New England’s only thoroughbred horse racing track has told its workers it will close by the end of the year because Mohegan Sun did not win a Massachusetts casino license. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:59 PM ET Street Cry (Ire) (Machiavellian) passed away at the age of 16 after succumbing to complications relating to a... Read More...

Keeneland September Sale Gains Continue

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Keeneland's September yearling sale posted more across-the-board gains Sept. 17 at its ninth session as four horses brought $200,000 or more, helping the 13-day sale remain ahead of last year on average and median prices. Read More...

Keeneland September: Gains continue at Wednesday session

DRF | 1 day ago
The Keeneland September yearling sale continued to hum along on Wednesday, as the 13-day auction entered the homestretch. Wednesday signaled the beginning of Keeneland’s Book 4 portion, squarely targeting the middle market, and when the ninth session concluded economic figures were up significantly across the board. Read More...

Delaware County Fair: Color’s A Virgin wins Jugette

DRF | 1 day ago
All the year-round Grand Circuit stables brought their top fillies to compete in the 44th Jugette at the Delaware County Fair in Ohioon Wednesday (Sept. 17), yet it was an Indiana-bred from Hoosier Park trained by Delaware-based trainer Brian Brown, who took home the prize. Harness racing, Read More...

Walking the Kitten Scores on Debut at KYD

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 5:53 PM ET 7th at KD (Kentucky Downs)MSW ($90K)     Winner: Walking the Kitten by Kitten's Joy Walking the Kitten (Kitten's Joy) pounces late to ... Read More...

Moro Tap to Double Infinity Ranch in Texas

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Moro Tap, a graded stakes-placed son of North America's leading sire Tapit, has been retired to stud and will stand the 2015 breeding season at Double Infinity Ranch in Texas. Read More...

Competitive Edge to miss rest of 2014

DRF | 1 day ago
Competitive Edge, the leading 2-year-old male on the East Coast, if not the country, sustained a hairline fracture to his left foreleg and will miss the remainder of his juvenile season, trainer Todd Pletcher said Wednesday. Read More...

Kenzadargent Collects Second U.S. Win

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 3:56 PM ET 1st at BEL (Belmont Park)Opt. Clm. ($78.4K)     Winner: Kenzadargent (Fr) by Kendargent (Fr) Kenzadargent (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}) score... Read More...

Illman’s preview: Jumpers take center stage

DRF | 1 day ago
We begin Thursday’s card with a pair of steeplechase stakes races. The opener, the $75,000 William Entenmann Memorial, features Schoodic and Address Unknown, the 1-2 finishers of the restricted Michael G. Walsh Novice Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 14. Read More...

Gisser: The best week of the year

DRF | 1 day ago
The Little Brown Jug is always an exciting and anticipated event, especially due to its unique format. Read More...

Somber Mood Hangs Over Suffolk Downs

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Tough decisions lie ahead for the horsemen and workers of the Boston-area track, which is expected to shut down permanently in December. Read More...

New Jersey adopts uniform medication rules

DRF | 1 day ago
The New Jersey Racing Commission on Wednesday adopted a set of medication rules that has been endorsed by most major racing organizations, including a new penalty scheme applying to repeat offenders, according to the executive director of the commission. Read More...

Charles Town Oaks attracts 12 fillies

DRF | 1 day ago
The Grade 3, $500,000 Charles Town Oaks, led by Matron winner Miss Behaviour and Iowa Oaks heroine Size, drew an overflow field of 12 when entries were taken on Wednesday. Read More...

Artemis Agrotera Heads Gallant Bloom

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Chester and Mary Broman's Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) winner Artemis Agrotera will face five rivals as she looks to continue her winning ways in the $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) Sept. 20 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Miss Behaviour Targets Charles Town Oaks

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
After three straight runner-up finishes in graded stakes races, grade II winner Miss Behaviour will try to get untracked Saturday, Sept. 20, when she's expected to face nine other 3-year-old fillies in Charles Town Oaks. Read More...

Emerald’s top juveniles may slug it out in Gottstein Futurity

DRF | 1 day ago
While the Emerald Downs meeting is winding down to its final days and the stakes calendar is all but complete, one divisional championship – for 2-year-old colts and geldings – has yet to be decided. Trackattacker is undefeated in four starts and was thought to be the slam-dunk leader heading into the season-ending Gottstein Futurity on Sept. 28. But then Prime Engine made a scintillating career debut last weekend, and suddenly everything has changed. Read More...

Anxiety, anger as Suffolk Downs closes

DRF | 1 day ago
Heartbroken. Betrayed. Sad. Scared. Those were some of the adjectives expressed by the dismayed and dejected horsemen, riders, breeders, employees, and other industry stakeholders Wednesday, the day after they learned that the 79-year-old Suffolk Downs will be shutting down because gaming partner Mohegan Sun was passed over for the sole Boston-area destination resort casino license. Read More...

Mohawk: Friday 9/19 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Friday 9/19 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Fair Grounds to Withhold Millions from Purses

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Citing pending litigation from Louisiana Quarter Horse owners, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced Sept. 17 that it will withhold $2.7 million in purse supplements at the upcoming meet. Read More...

Sea the Stars Filly Strikes In the John Musker

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11:33 AM ET 3rd at YAR (YARMOUTH)Listed EBF At the Races John Musker Fillies' S.     Winner: Hadaatha (Ire) by Sea the Stars (Ire) Sheikh Hamdan ... Read More...

Wise Dan, Silver Max could get Shadwell Turf rematch

DRF | 2 days ago
Wise Dan and the last horse to beat him, Silver Max, appear headed for a showdown in the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile on Oct. 4 at Keeneland. Read More...

Fiftyshadesofgold must overcome yet another inside draw in Dogwood

DRF | 2 days ago
When Fiftyshadesofgold and jockey Robby Albarado were assigned post 2 in a field of 10 3-year-old fillies for the seven-furlong Dogwood Stakes at Churchill Downs this weekend, Bret Calhoun was not very pleased – but not surprised, either. Read More...

Appealing Resume has that winning habit

DRF | 2 days ago
On Friday at Los Alamitos, Appealing Resume will try to make it 15 wins in race 7, a starter allowance for fillies and mares who have raced for a $25,000 tag or less since the start of 2013 and have not won at the level since. Read More...

Mohawk: Horses to watch from Sept. 9 – Sept. 15

DRF | 2 days ago
Horses to watch from Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Street Cry Dies

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:27 AM ET Street Cry (Ire) has passed away at the age of 16. Read More...

Mohawk: Thursday 9/18 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Thursday 9/19 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 9/18 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Thursday 9/18 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Lenny’s Place – Episode 1

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Welcome to Lenny's Place! In this episode Lenny catches up with Moreno's trainer Eric Guillot. Lenny also shares a few thoughts on expanding the Saratoga race meet, includes a top 5 list, and looks at the Breeders' Cup. Read More...

Darley sire Street Cry euthanized at 16

DRF | 2 days ago
Darley sire Street Cry, a $5 million earner on the racetrack and the sire of Zenyatta and Street Sense, was euthanized due to complications from a neurological condition, according to a Wednesday release from the farm. He was 16. Read More...

Top Stallion Street Cry Dead at Age 16

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Street Cry, Darley's leading sire whose progeny included Zenyatta and classic winner Street Sense, has been euthanized after succumbing to complications relating to a neurological condition. The son of Machiavellian was 16. Read More...

HRRN Programming on New SiriusXM Channels

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Horse Racing Radio Network has announced its programming will now be heard on new SiriusXM channels beginning this week. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:19 PM ET Keeneland September continued to see positive numbers at the conclusion of Book 3 yesterday. Day 8 was topped by... Read More...

Keeneland September: Strong middle market closes Book 3

DRF | 2 days ago
Book 3 of the Keeneland September yearling sale continued a strong showing by the middle market, wrapping on Tuesday with sizable improvements in gross, average and median compared with last year’s eighth session. Read More...

Keeneland September Sees More Gains on Day 8

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Seven yearlings brought $200,000 or more Sept. 16 at the Keeneland September sale's eighth session, which saw week one's momentum continue to roll in week two. Read More...

Keeneland September Sale Sees More Gains

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Seven yearlings brought $200,000 or more Sept. 16 at the Keeneland September sale's eighth session as the first week's momentum seemed to carry over into the later market. Read More...

California Chrome Arrives at Parx Racing

Michael Compton | 2 days ago
Kentucky Derby (G1) & Preakness Stakes (G1) winner California Chrome, flanked by assistant trainer Alan Sherman, arrived at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday afternoon after a flight from California.  California Chrome is the morning-line favorite in Saturday’s $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx. Photo By Nikki Sherman/EQUI-PHOTO(Read more...) Read More...

California Chrome Arrives at Parx Racing

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Dual classic winner California Chrome arrived on the backstretch at Parx Racing Sept. 16 ahead of his bid in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 20. Read More...

No Dice for Massachusetts Racing, Breeding

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said no dice to the state's Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry when it cast a preliminary 3-1 vote Sept. 16 in favor of awarding the sole Boston area casino license to Wynn Resorts. Read More...