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Hovdey: At last, a fitting tribute to Cary Grant

DRF | 2 days ago
Marjorie Everett could have simply named a nice, classy horse race after Cary Grant and reaped the benefits. But no, that fitting gesture was left to Del Mar – 28 years after Grant’s death. Read More...

Locals look to defend home track on Land of Enchantment card

DRF | 2 days ago
Zia Park-based trainers Justin Evans and Joel Marr will be out to defend the Hobbs, N.M., track from an onslaught of shippers for Wednesday’s $1.1 million Land of Enchantment card. Evans, who has a double-digit lead in the trainer standings, has Belleofthebeach in the $300,000 Zia Park Oaks and the streaking Alsono in the $200,000 Zia Park Derby. Marr will be represented in the Zia Park Derby by the undefeated Proceed. Read More...

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Committee Examines Shockwave Rules

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s Welfare and Safety Committee scrutinized the state’s rules on shockwave therapy on Thursday afternoon with a fact-finding session designed to help regulators... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Calgary Cat, Sharp Sensation vying for champion honors in Kennedy Road

DRF | 2 days ago
Calgary Cat will look to remain undefeated on Polytrack in 2014 and stake his claim on the male sprint championship in Sunday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Kennedy Road Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Desormeaux still deciding next move for BC Juvenile winner Texas Red

DRF | 2 days ago
On a recent morning on the Fair Grounds backstretch, trainer Keith Desormeaux was stopped a few times by colleagues congratulating him for winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile with Texas Red. Read More...

Heitai, String King tune up for Louisiana Champions Day

DRF | 2 days ago
Two of the top older Louisiana-breds in training – the exceptionally fast sprinter Heitai and the graded stakes-placed turf runner String King – are scheduled to run Sunday at Fair Grounds in statebred allowance races serving as preps for Louisiana Champions Day. Read More...

Northern Connect leads well-matched field in Sunday allowance

DRF | 2 days ago
Oh, great. Just when it’ll be warm enough to run on the turf course, a pouring rain is expected to arrive Sunday with rising temperatures, a development highly likely to scuttle turf racing again at Churchill Downs, rendering an already-saturated track very muddy. Read More...

Yonkers: Sunday 11/23 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Sunday 11/23 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Monmouth, Atlantic City Granted 2015 Dates

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The 2015 Thoroughbred racing season in New Jersey will again begin at Atlantic City Race Course, according to schedules approved Nov. 20 by the New Jersey Racing Commission. Read More...

Giwner: Value hunting in the Breeders Crown

DRF | 2 days ago
While for horses, drivers, trainers, and owners it all comes down to the Breeders Crown, for handicappers, regardless of the quality of racing, it all comes down to value. Time to break out my imaginary value finder. Let's dig into the Saturday Crown races. Read More...

Big Macher returns to statebred company in Cary Grant

DRF | 2 days ago
Big Macher came out of his ninth-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint in such good shape that trainer Richard Baltas has decided to run the gelding at Del Mar on Sunday in the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes at seven furlongs on Polytrack. Read More...

Moore, Ortiz Line Up for HK Jockey Battle

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Ryan Moore, currently topping the Longines World's Best Jockey list, heads the list of riders invited for the Dec. 10 Longines International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley in Hong Kong. Read More...

Indiana Grand Approved for 120 Dates in 2015

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Indiana Grand Race Course will offer 120 programs of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing in 2015 under a schedule approved Nov. 17 by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. Read More...

Bergman: Two Breeders Crown spot plays to consider

DRF | 2 days ago
When shopping for value this Breeders Crown season, your first stop would have to be on Friday night in the $593,750 event for three-year-old filly pacers at the Meadowlands. Read More...

Goffs Registers Record-Breaking Foal Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Totals for the four-day sale represented a 52% spike compared with last year. This year's numbers saw a 41% increase in average price to €37,068 ($45,964), while median was up 29% to €22,000 ($27,280). Read More...

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, November 22nd by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore

DRF | 3 days ago
BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, November 22nd by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore Read More...

First Win for United States at Charles Town

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Florida stallion United States had his first reported winner the evening of Nov. 20 when 2-year-old Melvian Star graduated in the third race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Read More...

Torrid Martin Resumes Golden Gate Hot Streak

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
With the start of a new week of racing Nov. 20, trainer John F. Martin continues to win races at a remarkable rate at the Golden Gate Fields fall meeting. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 8:18 PM ET Emma Berry reports back from the GOFNOV Foal Sale, where a Eu1.8-million Frankel (GB) filly out of dual Classic... Read More...

Bear No Joke After Repeat in Kennedy Road

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Bear No Joke will attempt to end a streak of three successive runner-up finishes as he defends his title in the $200,000 Kennedy Road Stakes (Can-II) Nov. 23 at Woodbine. Read More...

Canterbury Gets Approval for 70-Day Meet

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Canterbury Park received approval from the Minnesota Racing Commission Nov. 20 to conduct a 70-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse race meet in 2015. Read More...

‘Indian Charlie’ Sues to Get Back on Track

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The publisher of the "Indian Charlie" newsletter has filed suit seeking to prevent Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's executive director from indefinitely denying him access to the track. Read More...

Pomeroy, Flashy Bull to Stand in Saudi Arabia

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Aysoob Stud Farm of Saudi Arabia has purchased Pomeroy and Flashy Bull to stand at Suliman ibn Zu'air Stud Farm in 2015. Read More...

Delta Downs Jackpot Daily Update: Pick 4 Score?

If you’re seeking a a great betting opportunity this weekend, look no further than Saturday’s card at Delta Downs. The track will host a special $200,000 guaranteed Pick 4 for races 4-7.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Meadowlands: Saturday 11/22 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Saturday 11/22 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Ex-Calder Racing Secretary Headed to Hialeah

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Former Calder Casino & Race Course racing secretary Mike Anifantis will join Hialeah Park next month as assistant racing secretary for its upcoming Quarter Horse meet. Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 11/22 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Saturday 11/22 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Pomeroy, Flashy Bull sold to stand in Saudi Arabia

DRF | 3 days ago
Stallions Pomeroy and Flashy Bull have been purchased by Saudi Arabian-based Aysoob Stud Farm, and will stand at Suliman ibn Zu’air Stud Farm in the same country during the 2015 breeding season. Pomeroy, a 13-year-old son of Boundary, previously stood at Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y., while Flashy Bull, an 11-year-old Holy Bull horse, resided at Penn Ridge Farm in Harrisburg, Penn. Read More...

Little change for 2015 Woodbine meet

DRF | 3 days ago
Woodbine has announced a 133-day Thoroughbred meet for 2015, which mirrors the 2014 schedule. Read More...

Balmoral: Saturday 11/22 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Saturday 11/22 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

New York to Act on New Medication Rules

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
New York regulators are ready to consider final revisions to rules specifying allowable testing threshold levels for two dozen medications used to treat Thoroughbreds in advance of races. Read More...

King: Cardinal favorites key in Churchill pick four

DRF | 3 days ago
If win wagering were the only way to bet Saturday’s Grade 2 Cardinal at Churchill Downs, I’d pass on the race. The reason being, the horses I like – I’m Already Sexy and Royal Fury – are the morning-line favorites, and unless they drift up from their prices of 3-1 and 5-1, respectively, neither looks like an overlay. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 11/22 analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Saturday 11/22 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Reneesgotzip retired

DRF | 3 days ago
The outstanding sprint mare Reneesgotzip has been retired, trainer Peter Miller said Thursday. Read More...

Breeders Crown: JK She’salady vies for a perfect year

DRF | 3 days ago
JK She’salady is making history. The precocious 2-year-old pacing filly has never been bested on the track and is seemingly one Breeders Crown victory at the Meadowlands on Saturday night from becoming the first ever 2-year-old filly to achieve Horse of the Year honors. Read More...

Cassatt Takes Advantage of Big Zia Park Day

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Cassatt and Jojo Warrior, both graded stakes winners, and Shanon Nicole, victorious in two $200,000 stakes in a row, top the cast entered for the "Land of Enchantment Day" card Nov. 26 at Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M. Read More...

Angelica Zapata targets graded win in My Charmer

DRF | 3 days ago
MIAMI – Angelica Zapata has won five stakes races over the last two seasons. But she has yet to record a graded stakes win, a hole in her r é sum é she hopes to fill in Saturday’s $100,000 My Charmer Handicap at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Stallion Stakes, plus return of Honor Code top card

DRF | 3 days ago
Divisions of the $125,000 New York Stallion Series races ostensibly share top billing on Saturday’s Aqueduct card as races 5 and 8 but will be overshadowed by the return of Honor Code in a $69,000 optional claimer that goes as race 6. Read More...

Dom the Bomb drops in as heavy favorite for Sun Power Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
There are five horses, including one 800-pound gorilla, entered in the Sun Power Stakes on Saturday at Hawthorne Race Course. Read More...

Hovdey: Juddmonte Farms enjoying European awards success

DRF | 3 days ago
The season in Europe essentially ends with the Breeders’ Cup over here, after which a three-headed tally system is cranked up to determine the best of the best in seven divisional categories, plus Horse of the Year. The whole deal is sponsored by Cartier, which presents a very handsome equine statuette, although if given a choice, those honored might prefer one of the watchmaker’s extra large 47-millimeter Ballon Bleu Chronograph Diamond models, priced to move at $233,000. Read More...

UC-Davis Seeks Horse Management Survey Input

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Center for Equine Health at the University of California-Davis is seeking input from horse owners, trainers, riders, and veterinarians for an online survey on the management practices of all performance horse disciplines. Read More...

Motion Shipper Appealing Cat in Del Mar Debut

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Appealing Cat makes her first appearance in Southern California for trainer Graham Motion in search of a graded stakes victory in the renamed Red Carpet Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Del Mar turf Nov. 22. Read More...

Churchill to Resume Live Racing Nov. 21

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Following back-to-back cancellations because of a frozen racetrack, racing at Churchill Downs will resume at 12:40 p.m. EST Nov. 21 with its regularly scheduled 10-race program. Read More...

Lubash makes rare trip out of New York for Tropical Turf Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Lubash, who rarely ventures out of his native New York and never competes once they roll in the carpet at Aqueduct each fall, will try to become racing’s newest millionaire when he comes to south Florida for the first time to compete in Saturday’s $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Unbeaten Red Outlaw’s next step unclear

DRF | 3 days ago
Six starts into his career, Red Outlaw has six wins. He’ll be putting that unbeaten record on the line before this Del Mar meet ends, but whether it comes Sunday in the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes or next Saturday in the Grade 1, $300,000 Hollywood Derby is a question trainer Peter Miller hadn’t quite worked out the answer to as of Thursday morning. Read More...

Amoss always merits respect early in meet

DRF | 3 days ago
If history is any guide, the Tom Amoss barn may be poised for a big day Saturday at Fair Grounds, the second day of the 2014-2015 race meet. Read More...

Frankel filly sets Irish record weanling price

DRF | 3 days ago
A filly from the first crop of unbeaten champion Frankel hammered for about $2,258,624 (1.8 million euros) on Thursday at the Goffs November foal sale, setting a new Irish record price for a weanling at public auction. Read More...

Treasure Chest has talent-laden lineup

DRF | 3 days ago
Yahilwa and Spring in the Air were both supplemental entries to the $200,000 Treasure Chest at Delta Downs on Saturday and they figure to start as the respective first and second choices in a strong field of fillies and mares that includes defending champ Class Included and the up-and-coming Kiss to Remember. Read More...

Napravnik tops finalists for Woolf Award

DRF | 3 days ago
Rosie Napravnik, who recently announced her retirement from riding to start a family, heads a list of five riders named Thursday by Santa Anita as finalists for the 2015 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. Read More...

Talented shippers invade for big money in Delta Downs Jackpot

DRF | 3 days ago
There’s a simple reason the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot being run in the small town of Vinton, La., on Saturday afternoon has lured shippers from Southern California, Florida, and Kentucky. Read More...