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You’re Late gets great trip to win CTBA Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
You’re Late was right on time on Friday at Del Mar, as the improving 2-year-old filly won her second straight race, and first in a stakes, when capturing the $98,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Stakes. Read More...

Illinois racing dates look similar for 2017

DRF | 1 day ago
Arlington International and Hawthorne Race Course for the second year in a row submitted a negotiated annual racing dates request to the Illinois Racing Board. Read More...

Arlington, Hawthorne Reach Dates Agreement

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The two remaining Chicago-area tracks, for the second straight year, have submitted coordinated dates requests for the coming year to the Illinois Racing Board. Read More...

Stablemates Connect, Gift Box punch ticket to Travers witn one-two finish in Curlin

DRF | 1 day ago
Friday’s $100,000 Curlin Stakes at Saratoga went pretty much as expected with trainer Chad Brown finishing one-two as Connect recorded a one-length, gate-to-wire victory over Gift Box. The performance likely earned both horses a spot in the $1.25 million Travers Stakes here on Aug. 27. Read More...

Thunderstorm Forces Ellis to Cancel Races

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Ellis Park canceled its last two races July 29 after a thunderstorm blew through the area, causing overflowed drains and standing water on the track. Read More...

Connect Leads 1-2 Finish for Brown in Curlin

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Connect and Gift Box, stablemates trained by Chad Brown, matched strides down the stretch in the $100,000 Curlin Stakes but pacesetter Connect dug in and edged away to win by about a length June 29 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Grandma’s Princess wins slow speed duel in Prairie Gold Lassie

DRF | 1 day ago
Grandma’s Princess won a speed duel and scored a half-length victory in a slowly run edition of the $65,000 Prairie Gold Lassie on Thursday night at Prairie Meadows. Read More...

Illman: How I’ll play Saratoga for Saturday, July 30

DRF | 1 day ago
DRF handicapper Dan Illman outlines his strategy for playing Saturday's program at Saratoga. Read More...

Bet This, Not That: Del Mar trainer angles for 2016

DRF | 1 day ago
Some trainer angles to watch at the current Del Mar summer meet. Read More...

Coco Mon fits on turf or Polytrack in Sunday feature

DRF | 1 day ago
Sunday's feature, with multiple high-end allowance conditions and an $80,000 claiming option, didn’t just scrape onto the card, either: A deep field of 10 was entered, and even if late-week wet weather around Arlington persists, the race should hold together fairly well if it must be moved to Polytrack. Coco Mon holds some appeal on either turf or Polytrack Read More...

AUS Breeders Mull Legal Action Over New Rules

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Thoroughbred Breeders of Australia at its board meeting last week voted unanimously to oppose new rules for foal and their owners. Horse owners say the rules are being forced upon them by the nation's racing regulator, Racing Australia. Read More...

Little Mike Retired to Old Friends

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Spanish Steps gelding arrived July 29. Read More...

Proceed star of stakes program

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Joel Marr excels with horses returning from layoffs and his skills will be put to the test Sunday at Ruidoso Downs with Proceed, who makes his first start in over a year in the $50,000 Land of Enchantment Handicap. Read More...

Mondialiste headed to Arlington Million

DRF | 1 day ago
Mondialiste appears to have earned himself a third trip to North America with a good second-place finish last Saturday in the York Stakes. Mondialiste is one of several European horses being pointed to the Aug. 13 Arlington Million. Read More...

Hovdey: Haskell has been tough on Derby winners

DRF | 1 day ago
The Haskell Invitational is a great race. At a million dollars, the pot is right. The distance of a mile and one-eighth offers the kind of test that brings the proper horses together. It is run on a Sunday – this Sunday – which validates a day of the week that has been all but abandoned by major racing events, and it is presented at Monmouth Park, which remains one of racing's most important properties. Read More...

It’s Curalina vs. Carrumba in Shuvee Handicap

DRF | 2 days ago
Sunday's Grade 3, $200,000 Shuvee Handicap at Saratoga drew four entries, but it's really a two-horse race between Curalina and Carrumba. Read More...

Borell Arraignment Set for Monday, Aug. 1

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
As volunteers continue to care for 28 horses apparently abandoned at a Central Kentucky farm, one of two individuals charged with animal cruelty in connection with the incident is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday, Aug. 1. Read More...

Borell Arraignment Set for Aug. 1

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
As volunteers continue to care for 28 horses apparently abandoned at a Central Kentucky farm, one of two individuals charged with animal cruelty in connection with the incident is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday, Aug. 1. Read More...

Miss Ella shortens up for Caress Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Graham Motion is a little betwixt and between when it comes to his graded stakes-winning filly Miss Ella, not sure exactly what her best distance is on turf. Motion should have a better read by late Sunday afternoon at Saratoga after Miss Ella turns back to 5 1/2 furlongs for the $100,000 Caress Stakes. Read More...

Frosted gets ready for Whitney

DRF | 2 days ago
Frosted completed his preparations for next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.25 million Whitney Invitational with an easy half-mile breeze in 49.66 seconds Friday morning over the synthetic surface at Greentree, a training facility adjacent to Saratoga. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Sprint berth up for grabs in Bing Crosby

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert starts sharp Lord Nelson and 3-year-old speedster Justin Squared in the Grade 1 Bing Crosby on Sunday, a six-furlong sprint with a quality field, including Grade 1 runner-up Subtle Indian, sharp veteran Alsvid, and deep closer Home Run Kitten. Breeders' Cup entry fees will be a non-issue for the winner of the Bing Crosby, because the race is a Win and You're In BC Challenge race for the BC Sprint on Nov. 5 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Songbird returns to track for easy jog

DRF | 2 days ago
After four days off following her dynamic victory in last Sunday’s Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks, Songbird returned to the track Friday morning, jogging once around the Saratoga main track, interrupted by a visit to the paddock. Read More...

Hawthorne Harness: Sunday 7/31 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Sunday 7/31 card at Hawthorne Harness. Read More...

Will Off the Tracks run in Test or Alabama?

DRF | 2 days ago
The connections of Grade 1 Mother Goose winner Off the Tracks are debating whether to run her in next Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Test at seven furlongs or face the undefeated champion Songbird in the the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama at 1 1/4 miles on Aug. 20 at Saratoga. Read More...

Reinstatement of PA Awards Payments Tabled

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Restoration of payments for Pennsylvania breeder and stallion awards suspended since late March because of incorrect language in an omnibus horseracing reform bill signed into law in late February will have to wait at least another month. Read More...

Pharoah’s sister will have crowd’s attention

DRF | 2 days ago
American Cleopatra begins her career on Sunday with a built-in fan base. The 2-year-old filly is a full sister to 2015 Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year American Pharoah. American Cleopatra will be the center of attention in a maiden race at 5 1/2 furlongs. Read More...

Qemah goes for hot barn in Prix Rothschild

DRF | 2 days ago
Sunday, Qemah will face older fillies and mares for the first time in the $334,800 Prix Rothschild at a straightaway mile on turf at Deauville Racecourse in northwest France. Read More...

Full Field Possible for West Virginia Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A full field of 12 appears possible for the $750,000 West Virginia Derby Aug. 6 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, according to the track's racing office. Read More...

Bettors have plenty of warmup action before Haskell

DRF | 2 days ago
The Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Sunday will be immediately preceded by four other stakes races. Read More...

Will Frankel’s Success Boost F-T Yearlings?

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
First-crop European sire Frankel's fast start at stud could add to the appeal of two yearlings consigned to the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale. Read More...

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Cathryn Sophia works briskly as Servis mulls options for next race

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer John Servis has been resigned to the fact for a while that his Kentucky Oaks winner, Cathryn Sophia, would not be ready to run in next Saturday's Grade 1, $500,000 Test Stakes at Saratoga. But after watching the filly breeze a sharp five furlongs on Friday morning at Saratoga, Servis is convinced Cathryn Sophia is on the right path to a race in the coming weeks. Read More...

Seeking the Gold Dies at 31

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Claiborne Farm sire, euthanized due to the infirmities of old age, produced 91 stakes winners and five champions. Read More...

Navarro hopeful X Y Jet will be ready for Breeders’ Cup Sprint

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Jorge Navarro said that X Y Jet is getting closer to having his first work on the comeback trail, and that he remains hopeful X Y Jet will be ready to compete in this year's Breeders' Cup Sprint. Read More...

Taylors Deal looks strong in claimer

DRF | 2 days ago
Despite not having won since 2014, Taylors Deal figures to be a short price when he runs in a $25,000 claiming race at Hastings on Sunday. Read More...

Lots of talent within compact Haskell lineup

DRF | 2 days ago
The Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park has drawn a small group with some big accomplishments. Nyquist and Exaggerator finished one-two in the Kentucky Derby and accounted for the first two legs of the Triple Crown. Gun Runner finished third in the Derby after winning the Louisiana Derby. And, then there is the up-and-coming American Freedom, who is trained by Bob Baffert, winner of five of the last six Haskells and a record eight overall. Read More...

Tepin taking a pass on Fourstardave

DRF | 2 days ago
Dissatisfied with how Tepin has trained this week, trainer Mark Casse has removed her from consideration for the Fourstardave, which would have been her first start since she beat the boys in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 14. Read More...

Birdatthewire Targets Molly Pitcher Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Grade I winner Birdatthewire will try to end a five-race skid dating back to her top-level win when she starts in the $100,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes (gr. III) Sunday, July 31 at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Sunday Silence Dominates Broodmare Sires

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Sunday Silence has more than $21 million in '16 progeny earnings Read More...

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, July 30th, 2016 by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore

DRF | 2 days ago
BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, July 30th, 2016 by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore Read More...

Dr. Charles Giles Focused on Quality

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Dr. Charles Giles, from his band of eight mares, has bred graded stakes winners Mokat and Acapulco. Read More...

A Longshot in the Vanderbilt Handicap

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I) and the Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga. Read More...

Ortiz Lands 1,000th Win in John Morrisey

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
New York-based jockey Jose Ortiz secured the 1,000th victory of his career when he guided Moonlight Song to a three-quarter-length victory in the $100,000 John Morrissey Stakes July 28 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Ortiz Lands 1,000th Win in John Morrissey

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
New York-based jockey Jose Ortiz secured the 1,000th victory of his career when he guided Moonlight Song to a three-quarter-length victory in the $100,000 John Morrissey Stakes July 28 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Champion Tepin Will Bypass Fourstardave

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Reigning champion turf female Tepin will bypass the Aug. 13 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course and is now possible to face fellow grade I winner Lady Eli in the Aug. 27 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa (gr. IIT). Read More...

Mountaineer trainer Clouston suspended 45 days

DRF | 2 days ago
Edward Clouston, who has more than double the number of wins this year at Mountaineer Park than any other trainer at the track, has been suspended a total of 45 days after a horse he trained tested positive for a regulated corticosteroid. Read More...

Beholder streaks into Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar

DRF | 2 days ago
The Grade 1 Clement Hirsch Stakes is familiar territory for Beholder. A 6-year-old, Beholder won the race in 2015 in advance of an historic victory against males in the $1 million Pacific Classic last August. Read More...

Meadows: Alagna, Burke hold the cards in 2016 Adios Final

DRF | 2 days ago
Nine of the best 3-year-old pacers in the sport will line up behind the gate on Saturday afternoon for the 50th Delvin Miller Adios Final at The Meadows. To say that the odds favor a victory by a Ron Burke or Tony Alagna trained horse would be an understatement. Read More...

Central Heat goes for eighth straight win in Luther Burbank

DRF | 2 days ago
Central Heat will be a strong favorite Sunday as she bids to defend her title – and win her eighth straight race – in the $50,000 Luther Burbank Handicap, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for fillies and mares at the Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa. Read More...

Abounding Legacy at best distance in Gulfstream’s Trinniberg Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Perhaps the most important variable in the $75,000 Trinniberg Stakes is the distance of the Saturday feature at Gulfstream Park. Abounding Legacy, one of the top contenders in a well-matched field of 10 horses who are 3-year-olds and upward, shows two wins and a second from three tries at seven furlongs – which happens to be the distance of the Trinniberg. Read More...