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Undefeated Caravaggio Shines in Commonwealth Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Coolmore team from Ireland ruled the fourth day of Royal Ascot, where it won both group 1 events and gave a boost to Caravaggio, one of the most promising sons of the late sire Scat Daddy. Read More...

Class vs. speed in feature at Lone Star

DRF | 2 days ago
Millionaire Neck ‘n Neck takes on course record-holder Supermason in an optional $40,000 claiming race at a mile Sunday. Read More...

Jockey Tejera getting reacquainted with Texas

DRF | 2 days ago
Eguard Tejera was to have his first mounts in North America since October 2014 on Friday night at Lone Star Park near Dallas, but he's actually never been away from the races. Tejera has spent the past few years riding in his native Uruguay, as well as in Dubai, and now plans to rejoin the circuit in Texas. Read More...

Hovdey: No tale was too tall to measure Big Ivan

DRF | 2 days ago
The death of Ivan Puhich earlier this week hit the California horse racing community right in the heart. Big Ivan was more than an institution. He was the living personification of the game as chronicled by writers like Red Smith, Joe Palmer, and Jim Murray. Puhich embraced the highest highs and lowest lows and knew that most of life was lived somewhere in between. Read More...

Energetico to Dunvegan Stud in Alberta

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Son of Mutakddim will stand for CAN$3,000 in 2018. Read More...

Untrapped Aims for First Stakes win in Ohio Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
In his first start since a 12th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), Untrapped will try to secure his first stakes win in the Ohio Derby (G3) June 24 at JACK Thistledown. Read More...

Soy Realidad Heads Peru’s Gran Premio Pamplona

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Led by Stud El Castillo's 3-year-old filly Soy Realidad, a field of 12 is entered for the 1 1/4-mile Gran Premio Pamplona (G1) June 25 at Hipodromo de Monterrico. Read More...

Finest City drills for Great Lady M. Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Finest City, the champion female sprinter of 2016, worked a half-mile in 48.20 seconds at Santa Anita on Friday for an expected start in the Grade 2 Great Lady M. Stakes at Los Alamitos on July 8. Read More...

Biological passports could be wave of future in drug testing

DRF | 2 days ago
In his lab at the University of California-Davis, Dr. Scott Stanley sorts through immense stores of data obtained from an analysis of blood samples collected from horses over the past year. The data, he hopes, will one day give the racing industry a new way to combat illegal doping, by giving racing labs the ability to compare markers in a racehorse's blood or urine sample to the baseline data he is now collecting. Any markers that deviate substantially from the baseline could be a telltale signal that a horse has been doped. Read More...

Winter, Caravaggio score odds-on wins at Royal Ascot

DRF | 2 days ago
Caravaggio and Winter gave Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien a sweep of the two Group 1 races at Royal Ascot on Friday with short-priced favorites, extending the stable’s success at England’s most prestigious race meeting. Read More...

Gold for the King staying on dirt for Ontario County Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Gold for the King may have found the Grade 2 Woody Stephens a little much last time out, but he should feel right at home in the $50,000 Ontario County Stakes at Finger Lakes on Monday. Read More...

STATS, Equibase Launch STATS Race Lens Mobile Version

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
STATS, the global leader in sports intelligence, and Equibase Company, the Thoroughbred industry's official database, announced the availability of a mobile version of STATS Race Len, the interactive past performance product released last summer. Read More...

Risque’s Legacy tries two turns in Irish Day Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Risque's Legacy will try to carry her substantial speed around two turns for the first time in the $50,000 Irish Day Stakes at Emerald Downs on Sunday. The Karl Krieg homebred is clearly the one to catch, and unless Retreat Yourself or McKenzie Honey puts pressure on her early, she could be long gone in the one-mile race for 3-year-old fillies that drew 10 horses. Read More...

Team of inspecting veterinarians beefed up for Del Mar meet

DRF | 2 days ago
The California Horse Racing Board will expand the team of veterinarians conducting prerace examinations to include a wider range of inspections during the Del Mar summer meeting that begins July 19. Read More...

T Loves a Fight switches to turf in Spectacular Bid

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Mike Hushion has announced his impending retirement but that doesn't mean he'll be going quietly into the night. He won the fifth race at Belmont on Thursday, has three horses entered Saturday, and Sunday will send out favored T Loves a Flight in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid division of the New York Stallion Stakes. Read More...

Still feast or famine in juvenile marketplace

DRF | 2 days ago
At the end of last year's 2-year-old auction calendar, one could sense discontentment among the market's consignors. Perhaps a change was coming. Overall figures were steady, if not improving, but morale still seemed low when sellers discussed the overall marketplace. Read More...

Turning for Home Day recognizes Parx Racing’s retirement program

DRF | 2 days ago
Saturday is Turning for Home Day at Parx Racing. The afternoon’s races will recognize and raise funds for the track’s Thoroughbred retirement program. Read More...

Former jockey agent Ivan Puhich dies at 89

DRF | 2 days ago
Retired jockey agent Ivan Puhich, who represented riders throughout the West Coast in a career that spanned more than 60 years, died on Monday in San Diego, according to his nephew, Mike Puhich. Ivan Puhich was 89 and died of age-related infirmities, Mike Puhich said. Read More...

Court ruling allows Prat to ride July 1-4 while fighting suspension

DRF | 2 days ago
Flavien Prat, the leading rider at Santa Anita's spring-summer meeting entering Friday's program, received a court stay this week allowing him to ride July 1-4 while contesting a recent suspension, according to his agent, Derek Lawson. Read More...

Friday TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Cournoyer looks ready to take another step forward

DRF | 2 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Friday's card at Belmont Park Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from June 16 – June 19

DRF | 2 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Hawthorne, Hoosier, Meadowlands and others. Read More...

Awesome Saturday can add to Hernandez’s exceptional year

DRF | 2 days ago
Brian Hernandez Jr. is having an outstanding spring meet at Churchill Downs. Heck, he's having an outstanding year. Check that – he's having an outstanding career. Read More...

Chance to nail down $7K Del Mar seat

DRF | 3 days ago
Sunday is the big day on DRF Tournaments this weekend with a pair of qualifiers -- one for the Wynn Challenge and another for the Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Read More...

Daz Lin Dawn faces only four in Emerald Downs Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Phil Hall is hoping for a big effort from Jazz Lady in the $50,000 Emerald Downs Handicap at Hastings on Sunday. However, he is realistic about the Louisiana-bred's chances of winning the 6 1/2-furlong dash for 3-year-old fillies that drew five horses. Read More...

Queen’s Plate pedigree analysis: Megagray

DRF | 3 days ago
Megagray is a product of the Gustav Schickedanz breeding program on both sides of the family, and given the Canadian Hall of Fame horseman's two wins in the Queen's Plate as an owner, that's not bad. Read More...

Trainer says Megagray can handle Queen’s Plate distance

DRF | 3 days ago
Queen's Plate hopeful Megagray will face a stamina test in the $1 million Queen's Plate over 1 1/4 miles on Tapeta at Woodbine on July 2, but it's a test that trainer Mike Keogh believes the colt can handle. Read More...

Indiana Regulator to Offer Free Seminar on Advertising

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
On July 15 the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) is hosting a free marketing and advertising seminar for all Thoroughbred owners and breeders to help them understand the basics of advertising at 8 a.m. at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino. Read More...

Beyond the Wire Plans Thoroughbred Show at Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show presented by Beyond the Wire will take place Sunday, June 25 beginning at 8 a.m. in the infield at historic Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Disco Rico and His Record-Setting Son Disco Partner

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The most impressive performance on the Belmont Stakes card was by a somewhat unheralded New York-bred by the name of Disco Partner. Read More...

Jockey Goodwin gets 1,000th Thoroughbred win

DRF | 3 days ago
Nik Goodwin rode his 1,000th Thoroughbred winner Thursday night at Canterbury Park when he booted home Saganaga for trainer Gary Scherer in the sixth race. Read More...

Debuting Maryland sire Norumbega dies at 7

DRF | 3 days ago
Norumbega, a Grade 2 winner and young Maryland stallion, was euthanized June 6 due to complications from colic surgery. He was 7. Read More...

Feeders for Wynn, Del Mar contests as low as $10

DRF | 3 days ago
The summer keeps rolling along on DRF Tournaments this Friday and Saturday. Friday’s action features a special twilight schedule with seven of the 10 races in the contest sequence coming from Belmont Park’s sunset card. The all-in contests, where all picks must be in for the scheduled post time of the contest's first race, begin at 3:41 ET. Read More...

Pensioned California sire Stormin Fever dies at 23

DRF | 3 days ago
Stormin Fever, a Grade 3 winner and pensioned California sire, was euthanized Thursday due to the infirmities of old age. He was 23. Read More...

Giwner: Where do we go from here in terms of marketing Harness Racing?

DRF | 3 days ago
We took the question of marketing Harness Racing to those with the power in the casino-fueled states of New York and Pennsylvania. Both Sam Beegle, President of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen Association, and Joe Faraldo, equally titled at the head of the Standardbred Owners Association of New York, read what driver Yannick Gingras had to say about the importance of marketing and neither was opposed to the concept in theory. Read More...

Macedonio: Perform at a high level or get the boot

DRF | 3 days ago
The last time I checked, Harness Racing was a sports competition, right? There are winners and there are losers. Purses are distributed depending on where you finish in a race, mostly because, ya know, WINNING MATTERS! So why don’t we have a bigger reward and punishment system based solely on stats? Read More...

On The Low Down Headlines Mountain Top Thoroughbred Futurity

On The Low Down, a stakes-winning chestnut son of Dome, is one of 10 New Mexico-bred juveniles entered in Saturday’s 5-furlong, $141,382 Mountain Top Thoroughbred Futurity (R) at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

On The Low Down Headlines Mountain Top Thoroughbred Futurity

On The Low Down, a stakes-winning chestnut son of Dome, is one of 10 New Mexico-bred juveniles entered in Saturday’s 5-furlong, $141,382 Mountain Top Thoroughbred Futurity (R) at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Milestone Victory for Goodwin Comes at Canterbury Park

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Jockey Nik Goodwin won his 1,000th career Thoroughbred race when he rode favorite Saganaga to victory for trainer Gary Scherer in the sixth race at Canterbury Park on June 22. Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By The 158th Queen’s Plate: Hialeah Hope, Royal Attraction?

Hialeah Park was once one of the most elegant venues of Thoroughbred racing in the country. The physical facility remains gorgeous inside and out, but the racing product has deteriorated —... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Derby Runners Stand Out in the Ohio Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown. Read More...

The Stronach Group Considers New England Venture

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
As New England Thoroughbred horsemen and stakeholders continue to stare at a precarious fate in the industry, The Stronach Group is looking at possible expansion into the region. Read More...

Jockey Agent Ivan Puhich Dies at 89

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Veteran jockey agent Ivan Puhich died June 19 at age 89, according to a statement from Santa Anita Park June 22. Read More...

Limato gets favored ground in Diamond Jubilee

DRF | 3 days ago
Five-day race meets go fast, and already Royal Ascot 2017 is coming to a close, with Saturday's final card headlined as usual by the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes. Read More...

TimeformUS Belmont Horses in Focus for Friday, June 23, 2017

DRF | 3 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Friday’s card at Belmont. Read More...

Rose Brier eyes second straight Edward Evans win

DRF | 3 days ago
Even at age 8, Rose Brier remains a solid Grade 3-type horse in middle-distance turf races. Rose Brier starts Saturday in the $75,000 Ed Evans, a one-mile grass race restricted to Virginia-breds, and there's good reason he's the 2-5 morning-line favorite. Read More...

Harness: Hall of Fame driver Herve Filion, 77, dies

DRF | 3 days ago
Herve Filion, a Hall of Famer in the U.S. and Canada who retired in 2013 with 15,179 career wins, passed away Thursday at the age of 77. Filion, a native of Quebec, was North America’s leading driver 16 times, earning his first title in 1968 and final crown in 1990. Read More...

Meadowlands: Saturday 6/24 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Saturday 6/24 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Ben’s Cat seeks one last score in Mister Diz Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Finally, at age 11, the bloom has come off Ben's Cat. The amazing gelding lost a step last year and appears to have lost another this season, but he is not without a chance in the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes, one of two Maryland-bred turf-sprint stakes on Saturday at Laurel Park. Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 6/24 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Saturday 6/24 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Mohawk: Saturday 6/24 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Saturday 6/24 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...