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BHA Levies Heavy Penalties Against Three

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
The British Horseracing Authority has banned a jockey and trainer for 14 years each and one of their associates for 11 1/2 years for violations of racing rules, including conspiracy to commit a corrupt practice. Read More...

California Chrome gets serious in half-mile workout

DRF | 13 hours ago
Workouts became more serious for California Chrome at Los Alamitos on Friday. Read More...

Pivotal Colt Earns Rising Star Status At York

TDN | 13 hours ago
Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 11:57 AM ET 5th at YRK (YORK)Convivial Maiden S.     Winner: White Lake (GB) by Pivotal (GB) Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum's White Lake (GB) (Pivota... Read More...

Game Sole Power Finds Gap Late in Nunthorpe

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Finding traffic throughout, Sole Power gamely drove between rivals late to win the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I) for a second time Aug. 22 at York. Read More...

Byron Hughes is Farm Manager of the Year

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Trainer Byron "Scooter" Hughes has been selected to receive the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager Club's "Ted Bates Farm Manager of the Year" award. Read More...

Crist: Personal Ensign Analysis

DRF | 13 hours ago
Steve Crist's analysis of the Personal Ensign Stakes. Read More...

Big Macher pumped up for Pat O’Brien

DRF | 13 hours ago
Big Macher faces arguably the toughest test of his career in Sunday’s $250,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes over seven furlongs at Del Mar. Read More...

Saratoga Babies for Saturday, Aug. 23

DRF | 13 hours ago
DRF handicapper Dan Illman takes a closer look at juveniles running at Saratoga. Read More...

A Second Nunthorpe For Kyllachy’s Sole Power

TDN | 13 hours ago
Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 11:00 AM ET 4th at YRK (YORK)G1 Coolmore Nunthorpe S.     Winner: Sole Power (GB) by Kyllachy (GB) Sabena Power's Sole Power (GB) (Kyllachy {GB}) wins ... Read More...

Pat O’Brien Deja Vu for Fed Biz, Goldencents

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
It seems hard to believe that a year has passed since eventual Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) winner Goldencents was run down by rival Fed Biz in a thrilling edition of the Pat O'Brien, but here we are at Del Mar again. Read More...

Brown remains unsure where to run Dayatthespa

DRF | 14 hours ago
A decision on whether Grade 1 winner Dayatthespa will race in Saturday's Grade 2, $250,000 Ballston Spa or in Sunday's $150,000 Yaddo for New York-breds will not be made until Friday evening or possibly even Saturday morning Read More...

Watchmaker: How I’d play Saratoga on Friday, Aug. 22

DRF | 14 hours ago
The purpose of the “How I’ll Play Today” feature on drf.com is to show how useful having a strategy going into a given race card can be. It’s nice to demonstrate how having even one or two strong opinions on a card can, if those opinions fall in the right sequence, morph into a winning pick four or pick five play. Read More...

Lincoln Race Course to hold another one-furlong race

DRF | 14 hours ago
Lincoln Race Course received approval from the Nebraska State Racing Commission on Thursday to conduct a live race Sept. 4 at its new location on the southwest side of Lincoln. Read More...

Gulfstream notes: Palatine Hill targets Claiming Crown

DRF | 14 hours ago
The Claiming Crown in December remains the main long-term goal for the Peter Walder-trained Palatine Hill after the lanky gelding easily won for the fifth time in his last seven starts Thursday at Gulfstream. Read More...

DRF Plus Graded Stakes Analysis: Del Mar Handicap

DRF | 14 hours ago
DRF Plus graded stakes analysis for the Del Mar Handicap. Read More...

DRF Plus Graded Stakes Analysis: Cliff Hanger Stakes

DRF | 14 hours ago
DRF Plus handicapping analysis for the Cliff Hanger Stakes at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Three-year-old filly Georgia gets fresh start in Florida

DRF | 14 hours ago
Changes in scenery and equipment led to a very encouraging performance for a 3-year-old filly named Georgia at Gulfstream Park on Thursday. Read More...

European champion Russian Rhythm dies at age 14

DRF | 14 hours ago
Russian Rhythm, Europe’s champion 3-year-old filly of 2003, was euthanized Wednesday due to colic. She was 14. Read More...

Moonist tries to follow in sire’s footsteps in Golden State Derby

DRF | 14 hours ago
Race by race this summer, Moonist is matching the accomplishments that his sire, Separatist, achieved in 2000. On Sunday, Moonist will be favored to win the $227,600 Golden State Derby. Read More...

Tioga: Sunday 8/24 Analysis

DRF | 15 hours ago
Tioga Sunday (8/24) analysis by James Witherite. Read More...

TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
TimeformUS looks at the Travers and the Pacific Classic. Read More...

Stryker Phd Smart Choice in Longacres Mile

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Jim and Mona Hour's Stryker Phd, a 5-year-old Washington-bred gelding by Bertrando, is the 121-pound high weight and 5-2 morning-line favorite for the Aug. 24 Longacres Mile (gr. III)at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Obviously seeking three-peat in Del Mar Mile

DRF | 15 hours ago
The consistency that Obviously has shown in turf miles in the last two years goes beyond reasonable expectations. Read More...

Travers Stakes: Bayern Gets a Bath

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
2014 Travers Stakes favorite Bayern gets a bath on Aug. 22, 2014, at Saratoga. Read More...

Champion Leigh Court returns from 10-month layoff in Seaway Stakes

DRF | 16 hours ago
Canada’s 2013 champion 3-year-old filly, Leigh Court, will return to action for the first time since she finished fourth in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland last October in Sunday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Seaway Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Captain Serious, Empire Dreams Head Showcase

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Highlighted by six stakes worth $1.15 million, nearly 100 New York-breds will compete on a special 11-race card for the inaugural "Saratoga Showcase Day" Aug. 24 at Saratoga. Captain Serious and Empir Read More...

Pedigree Analysis: Bayern

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
By a 10-furlong gr. I winner out of a mare by a Ky Derby and Belmont Stakes winner, with a second dam who was a graded stakes winner at 10 furlongs, Bayern illustrates the difficulties of interpreting modern U.S. pedigrees. Read More...

Live Saratoga Weekend Coverage from HRRN

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Horse Racing Radio Network will provide live on-site coverage of Saratoga's signature weekend beginning Friday, Aug. 22, with the Personal Ensign (gr. I) followed by the 145th Travers Stakes (gr. I) Saturday. Read More...

Filly is First Winner for Justenuffhumor

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Multiple grade II winner Justenuffhumor was represented by his first winner Aug. 21 when Janet Reeder's homebred Humoresque won the third race at Belterra Park. Read More...

Hammersly: Del Mar pick three play for Saturday, Aug. 23

DRF | 17 hours ago
I’ll look at the first pick three, which may give you some options and help you bankroll the rest of the program. Read More...

Wertheimer Blueblood Colonialiste Breaks Through at Clairefontaine

TDN | 17 hours ago
Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 7:52 AM ET 1st at CLF (CLAIREFONTAINE)?29,000 Prix On Ne Regrette de Rouler Trop Vite Que Lorsqu?il est Trop Tard (Cond)     Winner: Colonialiste (Ire) by Lord of England (Ger) Alain & Gerard Wertheimer's homebred Colonialiste (Ire) (Lord of England {Ger) graduates in style at Clairefontaine Read More...

Harness: Gingras guides trio of perfect rookies this weekend

DRF | 1 day ago
Even for Yannick Gingras, driving a trio of undefeated 2-year-olds on the same weekend is something of an oddity. On top of that, the leading money-winning pilot in North America will sit behind the incomparable Foiled Again and perhaps the top rookie trotting filly in training, Mission Brief. Read More...

Reporting on Racing With Love Beyond Words

For two brothers with a lifelong attachment to horse racing, The Saratoga Special, a weekly trade paper, is a family business and a labor of love. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 9:58 PM ET Tapestry weaves her magic in G1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks...Close Hatches and Princess of Sylmar face off in GI... Read More...

Obviously Targets Del Mar Mile Three-Peat

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Winner of the past two editions of the Del Mar Mile (gr. IIT), the speedster Obviously goes for a three-peat on the turf as part of the TVG Pacific Classic undercard Aug. 24 at the seaside track. Read More...

CHRB Amends Fee Scale for Losing Jockeys

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A 12.5% increase in the minimum riding fee scale for losing jockeys in California got an unexpected addition from the state's horse racing board Aug. 21. Read More...

Del Mar Babies for Saturday, Aug. 23

DRF | 1 day ago
DRF handicapper Matt Bernier takes a closer look at juveniles running at Del Mar. Read More...

Which Game On Dude Will Show Up in Classic?

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Game On Dude has been dominating the ranks of older horses in Southern California for so long it's tempting to believe he's lost a step every time he throws in a bad one. Read More...

Seaway Draws Well-Balanced Field of 11

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A well-balanced field of 10 fillies and mares, including 2013 winner Youcan'tcatchme, are set to contest the $150,000 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Aug. 24 at Woodbine. Read More...

Del Mar babies for Friday, Aug. 22

DRF | 1 day ago
DRF handicapper Matt Bernier looks at Del Mar's races for juveniles. Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 8/23 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Saturday 8/23 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Page McKenney much improved for Penn National return in Robellino

DRF | 1 day ago
After winning four of his last five starts, the much improved 4-year-old Page McKenney will be a far shorter price than 16-1 the last time he ran at Penn National when he ships in from Maryland for Saturday night’s $75,000 Robellino Stakes. Read More...

Balmoral: Saturday 8/23 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Saturday 8/23 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Mohawk: Saturday 8/23 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Saturday 8/23 card at Moahwk Racetrack. Read More...

King: How I’d play Del Mar on Friday, Aug. 22

DRF | 1 day ago
In addition to playing the late pick three Friday as advised in another column in Daily Racing Form, some of the earlier races hold interest, too. Read More...

Hazel Park cuts purses 25 percent

DRF | 1 day ago
Hazel Park Raceway will cut purses by 25 percent beginning Aug. 29, according to an announcement in the track’s Saturday overnights. Read More...

‘Chrome’ Set for Pennsylvania Derby Comeback

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
California Chrome, unlikely hero of the Triple Crown series who won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and took the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will make his comeback from a brief layoff in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II). Read More...

Chrome Set for Pennsylvania Derby Return

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
California Chrome, unlikely hero of the Triple Crown series who won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will make his return from a brief layoff in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 20. Read More...

King: Del Mar pick three play for Friday, Aug. 22

DRF | 1 day ago
A pair of full fields sandwich the featured race Friday at Del Mar, the CTT and Thoroughbred Owners of California Handicap, making the late pick three the most attractive of the multi-race gimmick wagers. Read More...