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Bourbon Courage leads competitive field for Texas Mile

DRF | 1 day ago
Bourbon Courage will be part of what is anticipated to be a large, competitive field for Saturday night’s Grade 3, $200,000 Texas Mile at Lone Star Park near Dallas. Read More...

Hastings Opener Milestone for BC Racing

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The opening of the 2014 Thoroughbred season at Hastings Racecourse April 27 will officially mark the 125th anniversary of racing in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Read More...

Afternoon With the Regal Rosalind

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Last Tuesday afternoon (April 15), I had the privilege of going to Keeneland and visiting Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) hopeful Rosalind at trainer Kenny McPeek's barn. Read More...

Wise Dan Fires Bullet Toward Woodford Defense

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Reigning two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who opened his 2014 campaign with a win in the April 11 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland, worked a half-mile in a bullet :47 3/5 April 22 at the Lexington track. Read More...

Jerardi: Winning Image has found her niche

DRF | 1 day ago
Winning Image began her career with four blowout wins at Suffolk Downs in 2009 and 2010, sandwiched around a second in a Finger Lakes stakes race. She lost her first five starts in the Mid-Atlantic region. Then, she started winning and winning and winning. Read More...

Gold Cup next for Imperative

DRF | 1 day ago
Imperative, the upset winner of the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic in West Virginia on Saturday, will have the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 28 as his early-summer goal. Read More...

Stewart finds himself on Kentucky Derby bubble again

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Dallas Stewart remains hopeful that Commanding Curve can get into the Kentucky Derby, and his anxiety is assuaged by having climbed a much higher hill a year ago with Golden Soul. Read More...

Weir, Lipinksi Part of Derby, Oaks Coverage

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
NBC Sports Group announced April 22 that Olympic figure skaters Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinksi have been added to its coverage of the 2014 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), it was announced April 22. Read More...

Weir, Lipinski Part of Derby, Oaks Coverage

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
NBC Sports Group announced April 22 that Olympic figure skaters Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski have been added to its coverage of the 2014 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), it was announced April 22. Read More...

Hall of Famer Safely Kept dead at 28

DRF | 1 day ago
Champion sprinter Safely Kept has been euthanized at Burleson Farms near Midway, Ky., due to the infirmities of old age. The Horatius mare, who was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 2011, was 28. Read More...

Atlantic City meet opens Thursday with big fields

DRF | 1 day ago
Sixty-four horses have been entered in the six races on the opening card at Atlantic City Race Course in New Jersey on Thursday, an indication that the all-turf meet still resonates with horsemen. Read More...

Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Region: Giant Start

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Frost Giant is paying off for Andrew Cohen. Read More...

HOF Member Safely Kept Dies at 28

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Hall of Fame member and champion sprinter Safely Kept was euthanized the morning of April 22 at Lyn Burleson's Burleson Farms near Midway, Ky., due to the infirmities of old age. She was 28. Read More...

Saratoga Springs slot parlor won’t pursue full casino license

DRF | 1 day ago
The owners of a harness track and slot-machine parlor in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will not pursue a full casino license for the property in the face of local opposition, the owners announced Monday. Read More...

Keeneland: Closer Looks for April 23, 2014

DRF | 1 day ago
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Aqueduct: Closer Looks for April 23, 2014

DRF | 1 day ago
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What’s Going On Here: Medication’s Mavericks

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Controversial on-track pharmacies being promoted by Stronach Read More...

HRRN, Yahoo! Sports Radio Reach Agreement

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Horse Racing Radio Network announced April 22 it has reached an agreement with Yahoo! Sports Radio to carry the network's 2014 Triple Crown broadcasts on more than 70 Yahoo! Sports Radio affiliates across the U.S. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014 9:44 PM ET The OBS April 2-year-olds in Training Sale gets off to a strong start with a Mineshaft colt selling for a sales... Read More...

Average, Median Up at OBS on Solid First Day

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s marathon four-day spring sale of 2-year-olds in training hustled out of the blocks April 21 in Ocala, Fla. Read More...

OBS Spring: Mineshaft colt leads opening session

DRF | 2 days ago
A Mineshaft colt sold for $550,000 to lead Monday’s opening session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training, which concluded with a small drop in gross receipts and a higher buyback rate but increases in average and median prices compared with the last year’s corresponding session. Read More...

California stallion Benchmark pensioned

DRF | 2 days ago
Veteran California sire Benchmark has been pensioned at age 23 due to infertility. Read More...

California Sire Benchmark Pensioned

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Prominent California stallion Benchmark, sire of champion Points Offthebench and several other grade I winners, has been pensioned from stud duty due to fertility issues, Ballena Vista Farm announced April 21. Read More...

Los Alamitos Planning to Add Fairplex Dates

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Fairplex Park announced its intention April 21 to transfer its Los Angeles County Fair Thoroughbred racing dates beginning this fall to Los Alamitos Race Course in Orange County. Read More...

Deal reached to move racing dates from Fairplex Park to Los Alamitos

DRF | 2 days ago
September Thoroughbred racing in Southern California is moving to Los Alamitos. On Monday, officials with Los Alamitos and Barretts Sales and Racing at the Los Angeles County Fair reached an agreement to relocate the 11-day race meeting previously run at Fairplex Park on the Los Angeles County fairgrounds to Los Alamitos. Read More...

Harness Track Backs Off Saratoga Casino Plan

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Facing community and local government opposition, backers of a long-planned full-scale casino at Saratoga Springs' harness track have retreated on the idea, instead focusing on a new site near Albany, N.Y. Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen 4/21/2014

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With a few horses moving off the Kentucky Derby contenders list, Steve adjusts his. Read More...

Napravnik to Ride in Thoroughbreds For All

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jockey Rosie Napravnik will ride her off-track Thoroughbred Sugar during "Thoroughbreds For All," an April 25 event in Central Kentucky at which all-star equestrians will promote the versatility of the Thoroughbred. Read More...

More than $63,000 raised for injured jockey Von Rosen

DRF | 2 days ago
A pair of fundraisers at Turf Paradise to aid severely injured jockey Anne Von Rosen raised more than $63,000. Read More...

Mineshaft Colt Brings $550k at OBSAPR

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014 4:12 PM ET OBSAPR (OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training)hip 218     2yo C     Mineshaft--Kelly Pond (Deputy Minister)     550,000  Breeder: Tony Holmes & Walter Zent (KY)  Consignor: Eisaman Equine, agent  Buyer: Frank Fletcher Bidding on behalf of owner Frank Fletcher, Donato Lanni extended to $550,000 to land a Mineshaft colt at OBSAPR Read More...

Balmoral: Wednesday 4/23 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 4/23 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 4/23 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Ken Walters' analysis of the Wednesday 4/23 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Miami Mile Reinstated to Grade III Status

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The American Graded Stakes Committee has reinstated the grade III status of the 2014 Miami Mile Handicap at Calder. Read More...

Harness Racing: Team Miller going strong despite Andy’s accident

DRF | 2 days ago
Life is different these days for the wife-and-husband team of trainer Julie Miller and driver Andy Miller, but their passion for harness racing remains unchanged. As Julie Miller prepares undefeated Perfect Alliance for Wednesday’s $30,000 Bobby Weiss Series final for 3- and 4-year-old female trotters at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, she talked about the bond that keeps Team Miller moving forward as Andy Miller recovers from an accident on April 15 at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 4/22 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Tuesday 4/22 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Northfield: Tuesday 4/22 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 2 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Tuesday 4/22 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Huge video board will be star of Churchill’s opening night

DRF | 2 days ago
The opening-night Downs After Dark program will be highlighted by the long-misnomered Derby Trial, but it also will mark the debut of the much-heralded video board that now towers high above the Churchill backstretch. Read More...

Keeneland notes: Romantica set for Bewitch

DRF | 2 days ago
Romantica, the runner-up to Dank in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf last fall in her only start in North America, heads a field of 12 fillies and mares entered in the Thursday feature at Keeneland, the Grade 3, $150,000 Bewitch Stakes. Read More...

One for the Roses: Danza

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Steve Haskin shares his thoughts on Danza's shocking performance in the Arkansas Derby and what it could mean for the Kentucky Derby contender. Read More...

Trainer Larry Jones making progress

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Larry Jones, hospitalized with multiple injuries, including bleeding on the brain, after being thrown from a horse Saturday at Delaware Park, was reported Monday to be making significant progress, according to one of his owners. Read More...

Stars of the Oaks: Plum Pretty

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Blood-Horse catches up with 2011 Kentucky Oaks winner Plum Pretty. Learn about what Plum Pretty and her connections have been up to since her Kentucky Oaks win. Also, learn more about pasture friend Havre de Grace! Read More...

La Verdad likely for Vagrancy

DRF | 2 days ago
About an hour before Kid Cruz won the Tesio at Pimlico, trainer Linda Rice watched from Ocala as La Verdad rolled to a 3 3/4-length front-running victory in the Grade 2, $200,000 Distaff Handicap at Aqueduct. Read More...

Dundeel Retired, to Stand at Arrowfield Stud

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The retirement of It's A Dundeel to Arrowfield Stud was announced April 21 by Arrowfield Chairman John Messara. He will be known at stud by his original New Zealand-registered name of Dundeel. Read More...

House Rules points to Acorn

DRF | 2 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens – who celebrated his 85th birthday Monday – is coming back to New York and bringing his talented 3-year-old filly House Rules with him. Read More...

Beato out for month; Esquivel departs

DRF | 2 days ago
Jockey Inoel Beato broke his left collarbone when his mount, Market Blaster, unseated him while leaving the starting gate of the fourth race Friday at Aquedcut and will be out at least one month, according to agent Jorge Velasquez. Read More...

Inimitable Romanee, Romantica Meet in Bewitch

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Gallagher's Stud's Inimitable Romanee will look to add a third graded stakes to her record in the $150,000 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 24 at Keeneland. Read More...

Kid Cruz on target for Preakness

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Linda Rice could be headed to her first Preakness Stakes with Kid Cruz, who scored a 3 1/2-length victory in last Saturday’s $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico. Read More...

Ward stacks deck in four-way race for spring training title

DRF | 2 days ago
There are four trainers with a chance to win the spring-meet training title at Keeneland, and by the look of entries for the final three-day stretch, it looks like Wesley Ward might have the best odds of emerging on top. Read More...

World Gone Wright makes gamble look good

DRF | 2 days ago
It’s a big gamble to take a maiden winner from Tampa Bay Downs, ship her 1,000 miles to Keeneland, race her over a strange surface, and put her in a race with much tougher competition. But trainer Robert Smith and co-owner Mark Hoffman had enough confidence to give World Gone Wright a chance to prove she was the real deal. Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Hope remains for final spots

DRF | 2 days ago
With Cairo Prince and Midnight Hawk out of the Kentucky Derby, spots opened in the prospective field for Vinceremos and Harry’s Holiday, and more scoreboard watching will be done as horses begin to arrive at Churchill Downs for their final preps. Read More...