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California Chrome puts in five-furlong work for Pegasus World Cup

DRF | 3 days ago
The California Chrome show came to Gulfstream Park for the first time on Saturday morning, when the favorite to be crowned the 2016 Horse of the Year breezed an easy, maintenance-like five furlongs in 1:00.74 before a large crowd of onlookers that included both fans and local horsemen. Read More...

Saturday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Sunny Ridge is the right value play in Aqueduct’s Jazil

DRF | 3 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Saturday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Fastnet Rock Filly Closes Record Gold Coast Book 1

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A Fastnet Rock filly bred in Australia by Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings was sold to Coolmore Stud's Tom Magnier for Aus$1.2 million to top the final Book 1 session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale Jan. 14. Read More...

California Chrome Focused in Penultimate Move

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
In California Chrome's first serious breeze since arriving at Gulfstream Park last week, Alan Sherman put blinkers on his charge and got the focused runner he wanted, as the 2014 Horse of the Year coasted through a five-furlong move in 1:00 3/5. Read More...

King: Gulfstream Park pick four for Saturday, Jan. 14

DRF | 3 days ago
Encouraged by his return to a one-turn mile at Gulfstream Park, Tommy Macho is my key play in the Grade 3 Hal’s Hope on Saturday – a horse around which I will construct some pick-four plays to go for a large payoff. What follows below are the horses I like in the other legs of the sequence, with Tommy Macho being a single in the Hal’s Hope. Read More...

Weekend Stakes Rundown: Divisidero Back in Action

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. This week, we have a trio of graded stakes at Gulfstream Park Saturday, Oaklawn Park's first Triple Crown prep, and more. Read More...

Improving Do the Dance Steps Up in Megahertz

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
It's taken a while for Do the Dance to get her bearings on the Southern California grass, but the improving filly will look to continue her upward trajectory Jan. 16 in the $100,000 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park Read More...

Keeneland’s January Sale Ends With Declines

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Keeneland January horses of all ages sale came to an end Jan. 13 with across-the-board declines for the auction that was bereft of quality offerings. Read More...

More Horses Test Positive for EHV-I at Fair Grounds

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Additional horses have tested positive for equine herpesvirus at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the track reported Jan. 13. The entirety of Barn 14, Barn 36, and the Receiving Barn had blood pulled and nasal swabs taken for testing Jan. 11. Read More...

Bernier: How I’ll play Santa Anita on Saturday

DRF | 3 days ago
Saturday’s featured event at Santa Anita is the Grade 2 La Canada for older fillies and mares, and Vale Dori towers over the field for trainer Bob Baffert. The La Canada is the fifth race on a nine-race card, making it the payoff leg of the Pick Five Read More...

Domain’s Rap opens meeting with victory in Fifth Season

DRF | 3 days ago
Domain’s Rap helped owner Danny Caldwell get off to a fast start at the Oaklawn Park meet that opened Friday when he rallied for a 2-length win over Smack Smack in the $125,000 Fifth Season. Read More...

Medal Count’s First Foal a Filly at Mallory Farm

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Spendthrift Farm's Medal Count, the classic-placed, graded stakes-winning son of Dynaformer, sired his first reported foal Tuesday, Jan. 10 when a filly was born at Mallory Farm in Lexington. Read More...

Success Coming in Bunches for Gunpowder Farms

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
With his 5-year-old campaign scheduled to get underway in the Jan. 14 Ft. Lauderdale (G2T), Divisidero is positioned to set off a domino effect for Gunpowder Farms, which also has Breaking Lucky slated to start in the Pegasus World Cup (G1) Jan. 18. Read More...

Kentucky Horse Park No Longer Pursuing 2022 World Games

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Kentucky Horse Park Commission voted Jan. 13 to withdraw from consideration for hosting the ninth International Federation for Equestrian Sports World Equestrian Games, to be held in 2022. Read More...

Red Vine to Xanthus Farm in Pennsylvania

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Olympian Bode Miller bought the stallion prospect at Keeneland Read More...

New Jersey Breeders Schedule Stallion Season Auction

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey (TBANJ) 2017 stallion season auction begins Friday, January 20 and runs through Sunday, January 22. Read More...

Keeneland January: Mixed sale concludes with declines

DRF | 4 days ago
The 2017 renewal of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale saw a market potentially on the cusp of transition, posting a higher buyback rate and more than double the number of no-bids, paired with across-the-board declines. Read More...

Stallwalkin’ Dude Faces Familiar Foes in Toboggan

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Head of Plains Partners and David Jacobson's Stallwalkin' Dude will line up against familiar sprinters in the the six-furlong Toboggan Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack Jan. 16. Read More...

Former Daily Racing Form editor praises proposed tax-rule changes

DRF | 4 days ago
Steve Crist, the recently retired former editor and publisher of the Daily Racing Form, has written an article for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association supporting proposed changes to tax rules that would be highly beneficial to horseplayers. Read More...

Milder type of equine herpesvirus spreading rapidly at Fair Grounds

DRF | 4 days ago
A strain of the equine herpesvirus continues to spread rampantly among the horse population at Fair Grounds, but the virus has so far proven very mild and is not related to a more serious herpesvirus infection that killed one horse in late December at Fair Grounds and infected a second horse in the same barn. Read More...

Crowdfunding Helps Little Red Feather Buy Horse Share

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Little Red Feather Racing (LRF) announced Jan. 13 that under their recently established LRF Thoroughbred Fund ("Fund"), they have acquired a minority ownership share in three-year-old colt, Cistron. Read More...

Sam Houston postpones opening stakes due to Fair Grounds outbreak

DRF | 4 days ago
Sam Houston Race Park in Houston has postponed its seven opening-weekend stakes races due to the equine herpesvirus outbreak at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, the track announced Friday. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 1/16 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 1/16 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Monday 1/16 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 1/16 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Big fields for Lecomte and other Jan. 21 stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Against all odds, the Road to the Derby Kickoff Day card drawn Friday at Fair Grounds is filled with appealing stakes races and good-sized fields. The Jan. 21 card, which features the Lecomte Stakes for 3-year-olds, drew 122 entrants for 12 races despite an ongoing outbreak of equine herpesvirus at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Serena’s Song’s Dynasty Continues to Blossom

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The family of champion racemare and Hall of Famer Serena's Song continues to produce stakes winners and bring big prices at auction to the delight of the great mare's human connections. Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Jan. 14, 2017

DRF | 4 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Saturday at Aqueduct. Read More...

Whitmore back at Oaklawn for Sunday sprint

DRF | 4 days ago
Whitmore was a powerful comeback winner in December at Aqueduct, when he accounted for an optional $62,500 claiming race in his first out since the Kentucky Derby. The race was a sprint, and he will remain at one turn Sunday when he travels six furlongs at Oaklawn Park. Read More...

Rosenblum seeks more success in 3-year-old stakes with Uncontested

DRF | 4 days ago
Arkansas resident Harry Rosenblum has had success in the 3-year-old series at Oaklawn Park the last two seasons with Far Right and Whitmore. He hopes to see the trend continue Monday, when he is represented by Uncontested in the $150,000 Smarty Jones. Read More...

Joking moving from clinic to farm

DRF | 4 days ago
Joking, the Grade 1 Vosburgh winner who was scratched from last November's Breeders' Cup Sprint due to illness, was expected to leave a Southern California clinic this weekend and get turned out on a California farm. Read More...

El Areeb has plenty of gas left in tank for Withers

DRF | 4 days ago
El Areeb, the dominant winner of the Grade 3 Jerome Stakes here on Jan. 2, was credited with a half-mile move in 50 seconds Friday morning at Laurel as he continues training toward a likely start in the Grade 3, $250,000 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct on Feb. 4. Read More...

Wonder Gal back at best in Ladies Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
If her performance in Friday’s Ladies Handicap at Aqueduct was any indication, Wonder Gal may not want to be a mother just yet. Read More...

Jacobson hopes Stallwalkin’ Dude doesn’t slide in Toboggan

DRF | 4 days ago
On paper, Monday's Grade 3, $125,000 Toboggan Stakes at Aqueduct looks very similar to last month's Gravesend Stakes. Trainer David Jacobson hopes the race looks similar on the track as well when he sends out Gravesend winner Stallwalkin' Dude as the favorite in the six-furlong Toboggan. Read More...

Bivian Hancock, Matriarch of Racing Family, Dies

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Bivian Bee Hancock, the matriarch of a prominent western Kentucky horse family and a revered school-bus driver, died Thursday evening at Methodist Hospital. She was 80. Read More...

Enhanced testing, security measures in place for Pegasus World Cup

DRF | 4 days ago
Horses entered in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park in Florida will be subjected to additional security and testing requirements that are similar to those that have been put in place for other major racing events, Gulfstream announced on Friday. Read More...

Do the Dance, Prize Exhibit likely for Megahertz

DRF | 4 days ago
The stakes winners Do the Dance and Prize Exhibit are among the probable starters in Monday's $100,000 Megahertz Stakes for fillies and mares at a mile on turf. Read More...

Delayed comeback for Kobe’s Back

DRF | 4 days ago
Kobe's Back, the millionaire multiple stakes winner, will miss the $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes on Feb. 4 because his preparation has been disrupted by the near-constant wet weather in the last two weeks., trainer Peter Eurton said on Friday. Read More...

Marlaire over the moon about NHC berth

DRF | 4 days ago
Retirement is treating Michael Marlaire well. Marlaire was most recently the director of a NASA research facility in Silicon Valley, a 2,000-acre site. He worked as a federal civil servant for 30 years. He’s thrilled to be headed back to the National Handicapping Championship after running second on DRF Tournaments last weekend. Read More...

Turf Club becomes first white Thoroughbred sold thrice at auction

DRF | 4 days ago
The speckled broodmare became the first registered white Thoroughbred to change hands at North American public auction for a third time, going to Diane Krasznay of Mechanicsville, Md.-based Heart's Desire Farm on Wednesday. Read More...

Florida Appellate Court Rules in FTBOA’s Favor

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A legal challenge regarding whether the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association could legally administer the state's Thoroughbred breeders' awards was blocked by a district court of appeal decision Jan. 12. Read More...

Santa Anita looking to add makeup day

DRF | 4 days ago
Santa Anita officials hope to add a day of racing in coming months as a makeup for canceling Thursday's program because of wet conditions. Read More...

Enhanced Security Protocols Announced for Pegasus

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Stronach Group announced Jan. 13 its enhanced security measures for horses competing in the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28. Read More...

Through The Lens: Songbird on Sabbatical at WinStar

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Champion Songbird's winter sabbatical at Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., will be over soon when the brilliant filly returns to California and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer for Rick Porter's Fox Hill Farm. Read More...

Racing Investigators to Meet at Tampa Bay Downs

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Organization of Racing Investigators (ORI) will be holding its annual training conference at Tampa Bay Downs, Feb. 26-March 1.  Read More...

The Peculiar, Perplexing Pegasus Puzzle

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Other than the much anticipated showdown between superstars California Chrome and Arrogate, the rest of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational has been a puzzle Read More...

Rain puts damper on Astra Stakes, Sunday card

DRF | 4 days ago
With the Astra Stakes having been postponed because of the wet weather, the Sunday card is light. Four of the nine races (1, 3, 6 and 8) are left over from the Thursday card, which was canceled due to rain. Read More...

Busanda to test progress of Lockdown

DRF | 4 days ago
Lockdown has the pedigree and connections to be successful. How much talent she has remains a question, and the answer could begin to emerge Sunday, when she runs in the $100,000 Busanda Stakes at Aqueduct. Read More...

All Included ends long layoff in turf allowance Sunday

DRF | 4 days ago
All Included, who finished third in the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap last February, returns from a 9 1/2-month layoff and will be eligible to be claimed for $62,500 when going postward as the likely favorite in Sunday's $49,000 main event, carded at 7 1/2 furlongs on the grass under allowance and optional-claiming conditions. Read More...

Flutterby training sharply ahead of Sunshine Millions Distaff

DRF | 4 days ago
Jerry Bozzo, at 95, no longer visits the barn every morning. But he was on hand Friday morning and eager to answer all questions pertaining to the queen of his stable, the multiple stakes-winning speedster Flutterby, who will launch her 6-year-old campaign next Saturday in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Distaff. Read More...

Litfin At Large: Eyeing Gulfstream Turf Tests

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
As was the case last Saturday, the graded-stakes action is on either side of the Divided States of America, at Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park. Read More...