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Harness: Ursis Des Caillons a pleasant surprise for Bongiorno

DRF | 22 hours ago
When the draw to randomly allocate the 22 trotters of the SOA of NY’s French American Trotting Club to their new connections was complete, trainer Jenn Bongiorno was excited to begin researching her new prospect, Ursis Des Caillons. When she viewed the gelding’s profile and saw he is already 10 years old and appeared small on replays, she didn’t know what to expect. Read More...

Youth movement on Saratoga backstretch

DRF | 1 day ago
While the racing industry struggles with ways to attract a younger fan base, there is a youth movement of sorts happening on the backstretch. A handful of 30-something trainers will be plying their trade at Saratoga for the first time this summer when the 40-day meet begins Friday. Read More...

Pocono: Clean sweep for Sweet Lou fillies in PA All-Stars

DRF | 1 day ago
The powerful Ron Burke stable sent out 7 of the 25 2-year-old pacing fillies competiting in four $30,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania All-Stars contested over a “sloppy” track Tuesday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, including all four morning line favorites. Read More...

The Meadows: Prospect Hill fastest in PASS

DRF | 1 day ago
Prospect Hill captured his second straight stake with a persuasive 1:56 3/5 score, fastest in Tuesday’s $184,588 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event for freshman colt and gelding trotters, known as the Hickory Pride, was contested over four divisions, with White Tiger, Demon Onthe Hill and Mass Fortune K taking the other splits. Read More...

Vernon: Atlanta puts her perfect record on the line in NYSS

DRF | 1 day ago
Vernon Downs will host two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday (July 19). Included in the lineup is the return of track record holder Atlanta to the Miracle Mile. Read More...

Harness: Post Time turns 20

DRF | 1 day ago
The television show Post Time is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this month. Post Time focuses on the harness racing industry at Harrington Raceway, Dover Downs and Ocean Downs. Since 1998 Post Time has consistently aired a half-hour show every week, resulting in over 1,000 shows and counting. Post Time showcases a variety of content from fun interviews to behind-the-scenes action and harness races. Read More...

Woodbine Mohawk Park: Thursday 7/19 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 7/19 card at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Read More...

Casse Trio Takes Aim at Schuylerville Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
When the field enters the gate for the first of two graded stakes scheduled for opening day at Saratoga Race Course, trainer Mark Casse will already have 30% of the field covered.  Read More...

Honour and Glory Dies in Uruguay

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Honour and Glory was shuttled to both Australia and Argentina for 12 seasons. He spent his last five years at stud in Uruguay. To date he has sired 71 black-type winners on dirt and turf and 80 black-type placers. Read More...

Hall of Fame Jockey Ycaza Dies at Age 80

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hall of Fame jockey Manny Ycaza, one of leading pioneers for Latin riders in North America, died on July 16 after a brief illness, Jockeys' Guild national manager Terry Meyocks confirmed. Read More...

Sale Brings Growth and Stability to Ellis Park

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Minority owner Saratoga Casino & Hospitality Group will buy Ellis Park outright, with the deal expected to close within several days. Majority owner Ron Geary, who is 71, said: "It's time to slow down." Read More...

Casse Trio to Saratoga for Schuylerville Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
When the field enters the gate for the first of two graded stakes set for Opening Day at Saratoga Race Course, trainer Mark Casse will already have 30% of the field covered.  Read More...

Honour and Glory Dies in Uruguay at 25

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Honour and Glory was shuttled to both Australia and Argentina for 12 seasons. He spent his last five years at stud in Uruguay. To date he has sired 71 black-type winners on dirt and turf and 80 black-type placers. Read More...

California Chrome Receives Rood & Riddle Award

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Richest Kentucky Derby winner and two time horse of the year California Chrome has been selected as the 2018 Rood & Riddle Comeback Award winner. Read More...

Seamster Set for 100th Start at Catterick

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The 11-year-old sprinter has scored twice over the course and distance Read More...

Always Sunshine Continues Super Year in MATCH Series

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Edward "Ned" Allard said Always Sunshine has had his ups and downs, but the 6-year-old horse put it all together July 14 in the $75,000 Hockessin Stakes, a MATCH Series race at Delaware Park. Read More...

The Week in Photos 7/17/2018

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Delaware Handicap, Kent, Indiana Derby, Indiana Oaks, Los Alamitos Derby, Darley July Cup, Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris, Japan Dirty Derby, and more. Read More...

Heavenly Love Seeks Return to Form in Lake George

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Grade 1 winner Heavenly Love will try to take the next step of returning to the winner's circle when she starts against seven others in the $150,000 Lake George Stakes (G3T) July 20 on opening day of the Saratoga Race Course meeting. Read More...

Sale Brings Growth, Stability to Ellis Park

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Minority owner Saratoga Casino & Hospitality Group will buy Ellis Park outright, with the deal expected to close within several days. Majority owner Ron Geary, who is 71, said: "It's time to slow down." Read More...

Kentucky commission approves sale of Ellis Park to Saratoga group

DRF | 2 days ago
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Tuesday approved a pending deal that will allow the group that owns a minority stake in Ellis Park to buy the majority stake held by Ron Geary, the public face of Ellis’s ownership since he bought the track outright in 2006. Read More...

Hagyard Partners Offer Differing Opinions About Misdating Of Radiographs

Two partners in the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute offered differing opinions on the practice of misdating auction radiographs on Monday during the continuation of a pre-trial hearing to a civil... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

Kay reflects on five years at NYRA, looks to future

DRF | 2 days ago
On July 1, Chris Kay marked his five-year anniversary as president and CEO of the New York Racing Association. A former executive at Toys R Us and Universal Studios, Kay helped NYRA get returned to private control, presided over two Triple Crown winners, and has seen Saratoga set records for all-sources handle. Kay, 65, recently sat down with Daily Racing Form's David Grening to discuss the past five years and the future. Read More...

No Rushing Fall, but Brown still has plenty of power for Lake George Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Rushing Fall was not among the eight 3-year-old fillies entered Tuesday for Friday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Lake George Stakes - the co-feature on Saratoga’s 10-race opening-day card - but trainer Chad Brown will still be represented in the 1 1/16-mile turf race. Read More...

Del Mar Odyssey: 40 Years And Counting

All roads lead to Del Mar. Well, at least for me they do. Nothing against Saratoga, which has the best race meeting in North America in a historic setting in upstate New York, but Del Mar has been a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

The Meadows: Adios eliminations draw 16 hopefuls

DRF | 2 days ago
Max Hempt Memorial winner Springsteen, North America Cup runner-up Done Well and Meadowlands Pace runner-up Dorsoduro Hanover lead a field of 16 into the 52nd edition of the $450,000 (est.) Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows. Read More...

Hall of Fame Jockey Ycaza Dead at Age 80

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hall of Fame jockey Manny Ycaza, one of leading pioneers for Latin riders in North America, died on July 16 after a brief illness, Jockeys' Guild national manager Terry Meyocks confirmed. Read More...

Harness: Patience pays off for Miller in Meadowlands Pace

DRF | 2 days ago
David Miller has made countless trips to the Meadowlands Racetrack winner’s circle during his Hall of Fame driving career, but when he returned to that spot following Saturday’s Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace, none counted more. Read More...

Minor training setback unlikely to keep Imperial Hint out of Vanderbilt

DRF | 2 days ago
Imperial Hint, winner of the Grade 2 True North Stakes at Belmont Park in June, had a minor training setback last week but is still on track to make his next start in the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt at Saratoga on July 28. Read More...

Manny Ycaza, barrier-breaking jockey, dies at 80

DRF | 2 days ago
Manny Ycaza, the Hall of Fame jockey widely credited with paving the way for Latin American riders in North America, died Monday at age 80. Read More...

Lynch gives Our Braintrust a break, sends Congrats Gal to Schuylerville

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Cal Lynch is backing off one of the promising 2-year-olds in his Laurel Park stable and going for the gold with another. Read More...

NY Adopts Broader Drug Prohibition Rules for Racing

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The new rule will now ban the use in racehorses of all substances the World Anti-Doping Agency bans in human competition, with some exceptions for approved therapeutic use. Read More...

Halstrom Joins Louisiana Downs as VP of Operations

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Harrah's Louisiana Downs has named Eric Halstrom as its new vice president of operations, pending all regulatory approvals. Read More...

Claiborne Opening Broodmare Division for Special Tours

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Visit Horse Country announced two new experiences offered by member Claiborne Farm. Read More...

Halstrom takes post at Louisiana Downs

DRF | 2 days ago
Eric Halstrom has been named vice president of operations for Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, La., according to a press release issued by the track Tuesday. Read More...

Woodbine Mohawk Park: Two-year-old trotting colts go for Ontario Sires Stakes Gold

DRF | 2 days ago
Grey skies parted to reveal a double rainbow and Ontario Sires Stakes hopefuls evolved into Gold Series winners as the 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings made their provincial debut at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday evening. Read More...

Northfield Park: Familiar faces get the job done in Ohio Sires Stakes contests

DRF | 2 days ago
Rookie pacing males Rose Run Ulysses, Authentic Hanover, High On Paydaze, and See You In Tuscany all backed up their victories from Ohio Sires Stakes action on July 4 at Scioto Downs by repeating on Monday at Northfield Park. Read More...

Ocean Downs: Favorites foiled in a pair of Maryland Sire Stakes finals

DRF | 2 days ago
Crystals Pistol (filly trot) and Bt's Breeze (colt pace) defeated the public choice in winning their respective $67,000 Maryland Sire Stakes finals for 3-year-olds on Monday evening at Ocean Downs. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton’s Two Days in July: $29 Million

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
After adding in the figures from the July 9 Summer Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale, Fasig-Tipton's two days in July grossed $29,080,500, almost a $5 million increase (+20%) from corresponding 2017 figures. Read More...

Soldat, Hidden Blessing Get First Black-Type Winners

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Second-crop sires Soldat and Hidden Blessing were each represented by their first black-type winners over the July 14-15 weekend. Read More...

Horse Racing Reform Launches Updated Website

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Horseracingreform.org, designed to better inform and educate the general public, racing fans, and industry personnel on safety, integrity, and welfare matters in horse racing. Read More...

Triple Crown Winner Justify in Recovery Mode at Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Triple Crown winner Justify made his first appearance at Del Mar Monday morning, a "meet and greet" with the San Diego County media conducted by Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. Read More...

Dutrow Request to Amend License Revocation Denied

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
State regulators in New York rejected a request by former trainer Rick Dutrow to re-open the case that led to his racing industry license being revoked for 10 years. Read More...

Belmont Meet Sees 9.1% Increase in All-Sources Handle

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The New York Racing Association announced today that the Belmont Park spring/summer meet generated all-sources handle of $634,276,776, a 9.1% increase over the 2017 Belmont spring/summer meet. Read More...

Favorites hard to oppose in Iowa Stallion Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
If you like your headline races heavily restricted, the co-features Thursday at Prairie Meadows will be right up your alley. Read More...

Harness: Foiled Again doing what he does best

DRF | 3 days ago
It has been a long time since a standardbred racehorse made an appearance on national television; since last year’s Hambletonian, in fact. So, it was quite surprising when a standardbred racehorse qualified for the Sportscenter “Top Ten List” on Sunday (7/8) evening. Of course, it was no surprise that horse was Foiled Again. Read More...

Dutrow’s appeal for reinstatement rejected

DRF | 3 days ago
The New York Gaming Commission has rejected an appeal from supporters of the trainer Richard Dutrow to reconsider the 10-year ban he has been serving since the beginning of 2013, the commission’s chairman said at the end of a meeting on Monday. Read More...