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Skye Diamonds gets break before Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 1 day ago
Skye Diamonds, the dominant female sprinter in California this year, will not race again until Nov. 4 at Del Mar in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, a race in which she figures to be a leading candidate. Read More...

Skye Diamonds gets break before Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 1 day ago
Skye Diamonds, the dominant female sprinter in California this year, will not race again until Nov. 4 at Del Mar in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, a race in which she figures to be a leading candidate. Read More...

Harness: Catalog available for Ohio Selected Jug Yearling Sale

DRF | 1 day ago
The catalog for the Ohio Selected Jug Yearling Sale is now available on the Lexington Selected website, lexingtonselected.com, and on the Equineline Sales catalog app for the iPad. Print catalogs are in the mail and should be received in the coming days. Read More...

Harness: Catalog available for Ohio Selected Jug Yearling Sale

DRF | 1 day ago
The catalog for the Ohio Selected Jug Yearling Sale is now available on the Lexington Selected website, lexingtonselected.com, and on the Equineline Sales catalog app for the iPad. Print catalogs are in the mail and should be received in the coming days. Read More...

Minnesota-breds in spotlight with six stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Regional pride will be on full display Sunday at Canterbury Park when the 24th annual Minnesota Festival of Champions is run at the suburban Minneapolis track. Read More...

Phi Beta Express earns right to step up for Allen Jerkens Memorial

DRF | 1 day ago
Seven weeks ago, Phi Beta Express was still a maiden, having lost the first three starts of his career, including a runner-up finish for maiden $50,000 claiming at Fair Grounds in January. Read More...

Mind Your Biscuits works way into Forego; Curlin’s Approval coming north for Ballerina

DRF | 1 day ago
Following a lackluster work over the main track here one week prior, trainer Chad Summers needed to see more from Mind Your Biscuits before confirming him as a starter in next Saturday's Grade 1 Forego. And that's exactly what he got over the Oklahoma training track shortly after dawn Friday. Read More...

Testosterstone, Sundae On Sunday meet again in Genesee Valley Breeders’ Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Testosterstone and Sundae On Sunday rallied in tandem from off the pace in the Fio Rito overnight handicap July 25 at Finger Lakes, with Testosterstone proving a head best. The pair will be rematched Monday at the same 1 1/16-mile distance in the $50,000 Genesee Valley Breeders' Stakes. Read More...

Gunnevera Tunes Up for Travers Run

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Multiple graded stakes winner Gunnevera tuned up for a scheduled start in the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) with a sharp five-furlong breeze in 1:00 at Gulfstream Park West Aug. 18. Read More...

Stakes winners audition for Breeders’ Cup in Del Mar Mile

DRF | 2 days ago
It is not the biggest field that will run in a turf mile this year at Del Mar, nor is the $200,000 purse remotely close to a $1 million Breeders' Cup pot. But for six turf milers entered in the Grade 2 Del Mar Mile Handicap, the ramifications are clear. Before they face the best in the world in the Breeders' Cup Mile at Del Mar this fall, they must face the best turf milers in California on Sunday. Read More...

Sorelli attempts title defense in Emerald Championship Challenge

DRF | 2 days ago
Three Quarter Horse stakes, headed by the $55,000 Emerald Championship Challenge, will be featured Sunday at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Sorelli attempts title defense in Emerald Championship Challenge

DRF | 2 days ago
Three Quarter Horse stakes, headed by the $55,000 Emerald Championship Challenge, will be featured Sunday at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Entries for WTBOA summer sale increase 9 percent

DRF | 2 days ago
The Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's summer yearling and mixed sale has established itself as a competitive auction on the West Coast for its sale prices and graduates, and hopes are that the trend will continue this year. Read More...

Entries for WTBOA summer sale increase 9 percent

DRF | 2 days ago
The Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's summer yearling and mixed sale has established itself as a competitive auction on the West Coast for its sale prices and graduates, and hopes are that the trend will continue this year. Read More...

TTA hopes eclipse brings luck to its summer sale

DRF | 2 days ago
This year's Texas Thoroughbred Association summer yearling and mixed sale will be Monday, the same day the total solar eclipse will shadow the U.S. If there were ever a time to believe in superstition, TTA Sale Director Tim Boyce said it's now. Read More...

TTA hopes eclipse brings luck to its summer sale

DRF | 2 days ago
This year's Texas Thoroughbred Association summer yearling and mixed sale will be Monday, the same day the total solar eclipse will shadow the U.S. If there were ever a time to believe in superstition, TTA Sale Director Tim Boyce said it's now. Read More...

Maryland owner and breeder Elizabeth Houghton dies at 79

DRF | 2 days ago
Maryland horsewoman Elizabeth Houghton, better known as Binnie, died of respiratory problems Aug. 7 at her Buckingham Farm on the state's Eastern Shore. Read More...

Maryland owner and breeder Elizabeth Houghton dies at 79

DRF | 2 days ago
Maryland horsewoman Elizabeth Houghton, better known as Binnie, died of respiratory problems Aug. 7 at her Buckingham Farm on the state's Eastern Shore. Read More...

Always Dreaming confirmed for Travers; 13 being considered

DRF | 2 days ago
After watching Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Curlin Stakes winner Outplay put in solid workouts Friday at Saratoga, trainer Todd Pletcher said both horses are prepared to run in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes on Aug. 26 if their owners so choose. Read More...

Always Dreaming confirmed for Travers; 13 being considered

DRF | 2 days ago
After watching Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Curlin Stakes winner Outplay put in solid workouts Friday at Saratoga, trainer Todd Pletcher said both horses are prepared to run in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes on Aug. 26 if their owners so choose. Read More...

TimeformUS Saratoga Horses in Focus for Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Friday’s card at Saratoga. Read More...

TimeformUS Saratoga Horses in Focus for Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Friday’s card at Saratoga. Read More...

The Pizza Man retired with ankle chip

DRF | 2 days ago
The Pizza Man, the Illinois-bred gelding whose outstanding career peaked with a victory in the 2015 Arlington Million, has been retired at age 8 after being diagnosed with an ankle chip. Read More...

The Pizza Man retired with ankle chip

DRF | 2 days ago
The Pizza Man, the Illinois-bred gelding whose outstanding career peaked with a victory in the 2015 Arlington Million, has been retired at age 8 after being diagnosed with an ankle chip. Read More...

Flight of Pegasus facing headwinds

DRF | 2 days ago
The Stronach Group has sold four shares so far for the second running of the Pegasus Stakes scheduled for late January at the company’s Gulfstream Park in South Florida, according to an official at the company, in stark contrast to last year at this time, when all 12 slots in the race had already been bought. Read More...

It Takes Only One

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The hypothesis here is that there has never been a horse bred in North America that has achieved greater influence as a broodmare sire of line-founding stallions than the son of Bold Ruler (Nasrullah—Miss Disco, by Discovery). Read More...

Chazaq, Lotta Blues Man renew rivalry in Golden State Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
Chazaq and Lotta Blues Man won seven-figure futurities for Quarter Horses at Los Alamitos five months apart last year. They meet for the first time in more than a year in Sunday's $259,900 Golden State Derby at Los Alamitos. Read More...

Attfield starts three in pursuit of 10th Breeders’ Stakes win

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Roger Attfield has won the $400,000 Breeders' Stakes, the third leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, a record nine times and has three horses in Sunday's edition of the 1 1/2-mile turf route at Woodbine. Read More...

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, August 19, 2017, by Bob Fierro & Jay Kilgore

DRF | 2 days ago
There are tons of 2-year-old first-timers on the card, with one of them sticking out. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Aug. 11 – Aug. 13

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

While Ye May tries to stay perfect in 2017 in Jupiter Beach

DRF | 2 days ago
While Ye May will try to stay unbeaten as a 4-year-old after shipping south from Kentucky for Sunday's $50,000 Jupiter Beach Handicap at Gulfstream Park in South Florida. Read More...

McPeek has solid entries in Juvenile, Debutante

DRF | 2 days ago
Ken McPeek initially believed he could get by with 11 weeks between races for his budding stable stars, Ten City and Sunny Skies. But the more McPeek thought about it, the more the veteran trainer realized that an interim prep would benefit both 2-year-olds as they worked toward critical races next month at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Minnesota Festival of Champions Aug. 20 at Canterbury

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The annual Minnesota Festival of Champions, a day restricted to the best horses bred in the state, will be held for the 24th time Sunday at Canterbury Park. Read More...

Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Books 2 and 3 Online

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The catalogs for Books 2 and 3 of the 2017 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale are online now and can be viewed at www.tattersalls.com. Read More...

Texas Ownership Seminar Aug. 20

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Seminar being held before the Texas Thoroughbred Association Summer Yearling sale. Read More...

New Deadline for AHC Survey is Sept. 4

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The American Horse Council survey will provide the information needed to update an equine industry economic impact study. Read More...

TVG to Air 90-Minute Pacific Classic Telecast

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
TVG, America's Horse Racing network, will break from its usual format for a live, 90-minute commercial-free special telecast of the TVG Pacific Classic Saturday, August 19, from Del Mar (7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT). Read More...

Dragon Bay gets another stamina test in Sky Classic Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Dragon Bay will stretch out in distance again, to 1 3/8 miles on grass, in Sunday's $175,000 Sky Classic Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Winx Seeks Consecutive Win No. 18 in Warwick Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The world's top-rated turf horse, Winx, returns to Royal Randwick Aug. 19 in the Bob Ingham Warwick Stakes (G2) with the expectation that consecutive win No. 18 is just a formality. Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By The Breeders’ Stakes At Woodbine: Black Eyes And Foal Crops?

The Thoroughbred racing industry faces some difficult forces, from the recent federal trial in Pennsylvania to negative perceptions about the game's integrity. In this edition of The Friday Show,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ... Read More...

Del Mar: Pick six carryovers totaling $389K into Friday’s card

DRF | 2 days ago
A challenging pick six sequence Thursday at Del Mar busted all players after five legs and resulted in a mere three having 5 of 6, and produced carryovers into Friday's card of $252,572 in the general pool and an additional $136,518 in the single-ticket jackpot. Read More...

Handicapping a Competitive Alabama Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Alabama Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. Read More...

Breeders’ Stakes is Round Two for Cool Catomine

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
While there won't be a Canadian Triple Crown champion this year, Prince of Wales Stakes winner Cool Catomine will vie for his second jewel of the series in the $400,000 Breeders' Stakes (G3T), the third leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, at Woodbine. Read More...

D’Amato Trainees Back on Grass for Big Del Mar Weekend

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
There's a common thread in three of Phil D'Amato's older grass horses running in stakes on TVG Pacific Classic (G1) weekend at Del Mar. All three have dabbled, with varying degrees of success, on the dirt. Read More...

Picco Uno draws clear in Union Avenue Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Picco Uno posted an authoritative first stakes victory Thursday afternoon at Saratoga, drawing off to win by 2 1/2 lengths over the 3-2 favorite Quezon in the $100,000 Union Avenue Stakes for New York-bred fillies and mares. Read More...

Picco Uno draws clear in Union Avenue Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Picco Uno posted an authoritative first stakes victory Thursday afternoon at Saratoga, drawing off to win by 2 1/2 lengths over the 3-2 favorite Quezon in the $100,000 Union Avenue Stakes for New York-bred fillies and mares. Read More...

Australia: Top-rated turf horse Winx set for 2017 bow in Warwick Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Winx, the winner of 17 consecutive races and the world’s top-rated turf horse, will have her first start of the 2017-18 Australian season in Saturday’s Group 2 Warwick Stakes at seven furlongs on turf at Royal Randwick Racecourse outside of Sydney. Read More...

Australia: Top-rated turf horse Winx set for 2017 bow in Warwick Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Winx, the winner of 17 consecutive races and the world’s top-rated turf horse, will have her first start of the 2017-18 Australian season in Saturday’s Group 2 Warwick Stakes at seven furlongs on turf at Royal Randwick Racecourse outside of Sydney. Read More...

Call for New Owner of the Year Nominations

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
OwnerView announced Aug. 17 that it is accepting nominations for the 2017 new owner of the year award presented by Fasig-Tipton, which will honor a new Thoroughbred owner who has been successful in the sport and has had a positive impact.  Read More...

Throat Surgery Forces Shaman Ghost to Skip Woodward

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Multiple grade 1 winner Shaman Ghost will undergo throat surgery, which will prevent him from competing in the $750,000 Woodward Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 2. Read More...