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Through the Lens: Wise Dan Photo Gets Award

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Anne Eberhardt Keogh, visuals director and chief photographer for The Blood-Horse, received a second-place award at the Kentucky News Photographers Association 2014 Picture of the Year Competition. Read More...

Subjective vs. Objective Lameness Identification Methods

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Lameness evaluations can be extremely subjective. When examining a horse with a mild lameness, in particular, veterinarians often don’t agree on a diagnosis—some are prone to seeing a more sound horse, others a more lame one. To overcome su... Read More...

New Leadership Coming for Illinois Board

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Newly inaugurated Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is shaking up the Illinois Racing Board, ousting chairman William Berry and appointing three new members -- one perhaps only for transition purposes. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 8:55 PM ET T.D. Thornton reports on the latest news in the Roman Chapa saga. Legendary Australian trainer Gai Waterhouse... Read More...

Flashy Performances at OBS Day of Champions

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A large and energetic crowd packed the grandstand for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 26th annual Day of Champions races at Ocala Training Center in Ocala, Fla., Jan. 27, and the festive day of racing did not disappoint. Read More...

Trickmeister to Tomorrow Bloodstock in NY

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trickmeister, a grade II-placed multiple stakes winner, has been retired and will take up stud duties in 2015 at Tomorrow Bloodstock near Thompson Ridge, N.Y. Read More...

Meadowlands: Thursday 1/29 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Thursday 1/29 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 1/29 analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 1/29 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 1/29 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Thursday 1/29 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Fastnet Rock Filly Tops NZ Premier Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A Fastnet Rock filly sold for the overall top price at the Karaka premier yearling sale, bringing NZ$800,000 ($596,902 in U.S. funds) on closing day Jan. 27. Read More...

First Foal Reported for Fort Larned

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Fort Larned, a three-time grade I winner, including the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic, was represented by his first foal Jan. 26. Fort Larned will stand in 2015 at Adena Springs South near Williston, Fla. Read More...

Fort Larned sires first foal in Kentucky

DRF | 2 days ago
Fort Larned, winner of the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic, sired his first foal Jan. 26 when the Awesome Again mare Belvedera produced a bay colt at Calloway Stables in Murray, Ky. Read More...

Handle rises at Fair Grounds meet

DRF | 2 days ago
After a year-over-year dip in November, all-sources average daily handle at Fair Grounds rebounded nicely in December and as of Jan. 1 was up 5 percent compared with a similar period in 2013. Read More...

Sabercat to stand at Averett Farm in Louisiana

DRF | 2 days ago
Grade 3 winner Sabercat has been retired from racing and will debut at stud in 2015 at Averett Farm in Loranger, La., for an advertised fee of $3,500. Read More...

Jones finds his barn loaded with stakes runners

DRF | 2 days ago
It was quite the five-day run for trainer Larry Jones. At Fair Grounds last Thursday, Jones gained a starter for the Risen Star Stakes in Bluff. On Saturday at Sam Houston, he won two stakes, the $400,000 Ladies Classic with Cassatt, and the $50,000 Allen’s Landing with the 3-year-old Exodus. Read More...

Jockey Chapa charged with felony over alleged buzzer use

DRF | 2 days ago
Roman Chapa, the Texas-based jockey who was banned by the Texas Racing Commission on Jan. 19 for allegedly using an electrical device on a horse at Sam Houston Race Park two days earlier, has been charged with a felony by a county district attorney, Texas law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Read More...

First Foal Reported for Morning Line

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The first reported foal for grade I-winning millionaire Morning Line is a colt born over the weekend of Jan. 24. Read More...

Northeast/Mid-Atlantic: Bay State Comes Back

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Maryland-Bred Fund sparks resurgence. Read More...

Southwest Regional: Crowne for a Song

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Songandaprayer puts Copper Crowne front and center Read More...

‘Chrome Tops U.S. Nominees for World Cup Card

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Horse of the Year California Chrome, dual champion Main Sequence, and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern are among U.S. runners nominated for races on the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) card March 28 at Meydan. Read More...

‘Chrome’ Tops U.S. Nominees for World Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Horse of the Year California Chrome, dual champion Main Sequence, and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern are among U.S. runners nominated for races on the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) card March 28 at Meydan. Read More...

New Equine Biotechnology Firm Launched

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A new company, EquiMarker Analytics Corp., has announced it is developing the world's first equine metabolome platform. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Florida select 2-year-old sale catalog now online

DRF | 2 days ago
The catalog for the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale of selected 2-year-olds in training is now online, featuring 175 entries. Read More...

TDN Rising Star Lady Shipman Sets New Track Record in OBS Sprint

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2:03 PM ET 2nd at OTC (Ocala Training Center)OBS Sprint ($50k)     Winner: Lady Shipman by Midshipman TDN Rising Star Lady Shipman (f, 3, Midshipman)... Read More...

Barretts January mixed sale closes on even footing

DRF | 2 days ago
The Barretts January mixed sale finished on Monday with returns on-par with last year’s renewal. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Catalogs 175 for March 2YO Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 175 entries for its flagship Florida 2-year-olds in training sale that will be held March 4 at Gulfstream Park for the first time. Read More...

Shook Up does everything but win

DRF | 2 days ago
There’s no question Steve Asmussen loves winning horse races. And he would have loved for the 3-year-old filly Shook Up to have won her first start against winners in an entry-level allowance race Monday at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Harold Snyder dies; founded International Sound Corporation

DRF | 2 days ago
Harold Snyder, the founder of International Sound Corporation, died on Monday at age 91 at his home in Baltimore. Read More...

WGOH: Avoiding the Nuclear Option

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Racing doesn't need to destroy itself to thrive. Read More...

Jockey Chapa Faces Felony Race-Fixing Charges

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Texas jockey Roman Chapa is facing felony criminal charges related to race-fixing following allegations that he carried an electrical shock device in a winning race at Sam Houston Race Park Jan. 17 in Houston. Read More...

Nerud-Owned and Bred Colt Wins at Big A

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
John Nerud, who turns 102 on Feb. 9, sends out homebred to break maiden at Big A Read More...

Nerud Homebred Colt Wins at Big A

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
John Nerud, who turns 102 on Feb. 9, sends out homebred to break maiden at Big A Read More...

The Week in Photos for 1/27/2015

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
View photos from Gulfstream Park, Tampa Bay Downs, Sam Houston Race Park, Santa Anita, Oaklawn, and more! Read More...

Paulick Report Launches New Horseplayers, Horse Care Content

Two new sections to enhance reader experience have been added to the Paulick Report. The sections, Horseplayers and Horse Care, are self-explanatory in the content they provide and come in the wake... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

Jan. 28 Live Racing at Aqueduct Canceled

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Due to severe winter weather conditions, the New York Racing Association canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for Wednesday, Jan. 28. Read More...

NHC winner O’Neil basks in the spirit of competition

DRF | 2 days ago
John O’Neil, a small-business owner from Huntington Station, N.Y., became the 16th winner of the National Handicapping Championship on Sunday night at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. He got a check for $800,000 for his efforts. Read More...

Keeping Pace: Upstart Figures to Improve

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Going into the Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 24 at Gulfstream Park, I thought favorite Upstart might need a race before delivering his best. Read More...

Five register fastest time at OBS winter mixed breeze show

DRF | 2 days ago
A quintet of entries turned in the fastest time for three furlongs during the horses of racing age under-tack show prior to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. winter mixed sale, stopping the clock in :33 2/5 seconds. Read More...

Winter storm forces Aqueduct to cancel Wednesday racing

DRF | 2 days ago
A winter storm that brought between 8 and 14 inches of snow to the New York metropolitan area before ending late Tuesday morning forced New York Racing Association officials to cancel Wednesday’s card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Giwner: Pompano Park making a comeback

DRF | 2 days ago
While it is far from the “Winter Capital of Harness Racing” moniker it held in its heyday, Pompano Park is making clear strides during its 2014-15 season. This is America and everyone loves a good comeback. Read More...

Barretts Gross Up; Average, Median Decline

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With an increase in catalog size, more horses were sold and the gross increased at the Jan. 26 Barretts January mixed sale, which experienced declines in average and median. Read More...

Fort Erie slated for 40-day meet in 2015

DRF | 2 days ago
Fort Erie Race Track has announced a 40-day race meet for 2015, which is a two-week extension of the 2014 season. Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen for Jan. 27, 2015

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Steve Haskin presents his first official Kentucky Derby Dozen this week! See if any of your Kentucky Derby horses made the list. Read More...

Northwest Farms owner Jerre Paxton dies at age 76

DRF | 2 days ago
Jerre Paxton, a titan in the Pacific Northwest breeding industry and charter member of the Washington Racing Hall of Fame, died Sunday evening at his Seattle home. Read More...

Anti-Mullerian Hormone Helps Assess Aging Mares’ Fertility

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Equine researchers at the University of Kentucky (UK) have been chasing anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH, which is produced by cells in fetal testes as well as granulosa cells) for quite some time. They've determined they can use it to test for cryptorchidism in male horses as well as ovarian tumors in mares. Now, they're trying to see if the hormone c... Read More...

OBS Expects Solid Start for Auction Season

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. predicts a solid start to its 2015 auction season during the Jan. 28-29 winter mixed sale, which will offer a consignor preferred session, open session, and horses of racing age section. Read More...

Washington Owner/Breeder Paxton Dead at 76

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Jerre Paxton, whose Northwest Farms has been a constant and major force in Washington racing and breeding, died of an apparent heart attack the evening of Jan. 25 in Seattle. He was 76. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015 7:26 PM ET Andrew Caulfield takes a look at the lineage of GII Lambholm South Holy Bull S. winner Upstart (Flatter)...T.D.... Read More...

Five Tie for Fastest 3 Furlongs at OBS Show

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Five horses equaled the fastest three-eighths of a mile time Jan. 25 during at the under-tack show for the horses of racing age section of the upcoming Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale. Read More...

Untapable, Tapiture Drill for Asmussen

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Untapable completed the first workout of her 4-year-old season Monday, Jan. 26, when she breezed four furlongs in :51.4/5 on a fast track at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for trainer Steve Asmussen. Read More...