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North Slope rallies to win by a neck in Bowl Game Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Late in his 4-year-old year, North Slope maybe has figured things out. After winning just two of his first 16 starts, North Slope now has won two straight, including Sunday’s $100,000 Bowl Game Stakes by a neck over the favored Slumber. It was a neck back to the pace-setting Micromanage in third. Read More...

Quality Road Gets Another Winner at Belmont

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 4:22 PM ET 7th at BEL (Belmont Park)Msw ($75K)     Winner: Overprepared by Quality Road Overprepared (Quality Road) becomes a TDN Rising Star for her ... Read More...

Hillstar Rallies for Pattison Canadian International Victory

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 4:04 PM ET 6th at WOX (Woodbine)GI Pattison Canadian International ($400,000)     Winner: Hillstar (GB) by Danehill Dancer (Ire) Hillstar (GB) (Danehi... Read More...

Tonalist works ‘absolutely perfect’ five furlongs for BC Classic

DRF | 2 days ago
Tonalist, the Belmont Stakes and Jockey Club Gold Cup winner, worked five furlongs in 1:00.56 over the Belmont main track Sunday morning in preparation for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. Read More...

Hillstar proves best in Canadian International

DRF | 2 days ago
Hillstar, the favored English invader, held off a charging Big Blue Kitten to capture Sunday’s $1 million Canadian International, from which morning-line favorite Brown Panther was scratched after getting loose in the warmup just prior to the 1 1/2-mile event. Read More...

Beholder Out of GI Breeders’ Cup Distaff

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 3:50 PM ET Beholder (Henny Hughes) out of the Breeders' Cup with a fever Read More...

Yonkers: Field set for $250K International Trot Preview

DRF | 2 days ago
On Sunday afternoon (10/19) Yonkers Raceway announced the field for the International Preview for older trotters. Sebastian K heads a field of eight slated to race 1 1/4 miles in the $250,000 event on October 25. Read More...

Close Hatches breezes four furlongs in preparation for BC Distaff

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Bill Mott admits the poor performance by Close Hatches in the Grade 1 Spinster two weeks ago still has him puzzled. But after watching his filly train Sunday at Belmont Park, he remains steadfast about giving her another chance in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, a race in which she finished second last year. Read More...

Dylan Thomas’s Dylan Mouth Earns Group 1 Glory

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 3:24 PM ET 4th at SRO (SAN SIRO)G1 Gran Premio Del Jockey Club (?209k)     Winner: Dylan Mouth (Ire) by Dylan Thomas (Ire) Dylan Thomas's Dylan Mouth ... Read More...

All In Fun Wins at Belmont

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 3:12 PM ET 5th at BEL (Belmont Park)Msw ($75k)     Winner: All In Fun by Tapit All In Fun (f, 2, Tapit) wins second out over the Belmont turf. Read More...

Hillstar Shoots to Canadian International Win

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
British invader Hillstar blasted to the lead approaching midstretch and held on firmly for victory under jockey Ryan Moore in the $1 million Pattison Canadian International (gr. IT) Oct. 19 on the Woodbine turf. Read More...

Busy morning of works for Breeders’ Cup hopefuls

DRF | 2 days ago
Sunday was a busy morning of workouts for Breeders’ Cup hopefuls on turf and the main track. Read More...

Stevens’ comeback ahead of schedule

DRF | 2 days ago
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens spent Saturday and Sunday morning exercising horses at Santa Anita and said he is planning a comeback from summertime knee-replacement surgery as early as November. Read More...

Two-Time Champion Beholder Out of BC Distaff

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Two-time champion Beholder spiked a temperature of 104 degrees the morning of Oct. 19 and will not be able to defend her title in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, trainer Richard Mandella said. Read More...

Shonan Pandora Wins Shuka Sho in Record Time

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Shonan Pandora nabbed the final jewel of Japan's Triple Crown for fillies in record time, striking at 10-1 odds in the Shuka Sho (Jpn-I) Oct. 19 at Kyoto while denying Yushun Himba (Jpn-I, Japanese Oaks) winner Nuovo Record. Read More...

Beholder will miss Breeders’ Cup Distaff

DRF | 2 days ago
Beholder is out of the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. The two-time champion filly spiked a temperature on Sunday, was treated with medication, and will not pre-enter the Distaff scheduled for Oct. 31 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Southern Honey Headed for Filly & Mare Sprint

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Ashbrook Farm's Southern Honey, runner-up in the Thoroughbred Club of America (gr. II) at Keeneland, will be pre-entered Monday, Oct. 20, in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I) to be run at Santa Anita. Read More...

Stephanie’s Kitten gets loose, but avoids injury

DRF | 2 days ago
Stephanie’s Kitten gave her connections a scare Sunday when she got loose following a workout at Belmont Park, but she was uninjured and remains on target for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita, trainer Chad Brown said Sunday. Read More...

Undrafted Drills 5 Furlongs for Turf Sprint

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Wes Welker's Undrafted worked five furlongs in :59 1/5, best of 27 at the distance, on the fast main track at Keeneland Oct. 19 as he prepares for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Distaff: Untapable works swift five furlongs

DRF | 2 days ago
The visually impressive workout by Untapable on Sunday morning at Santa Anita was so fast trainer Steve Asmussen declined to reveal the time on his stopwatch. Read More...

Charm Spirit to Stand at Tweenhills in 2015

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Three-time group I winner Charm Spirit will stand at stud at Tweenhills Farm and Stud in 2015, it was announced Oct. 19. Read More...

Tapiture more likely for Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile than Classic

DRF | 2 days ago
Tapiture had been under consideration for both the Breeders’ Cup Classic and the Dirt Mile, but after he worked five furlongs in 59.60 seconds on Sunday morning here at Santa Anita, owner Ron Winchell said it was most likely that Tapiture would go in the Dirt Mile, and wouldn’t even be cross-entered in the Classic at the pre-entry stage on Monday. Read More...

Sweet Reason good to go in Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint

DRF | 2 days ago
Sweet Reason, who came out of her second-place finish in the Grade 1 Cotillion at Parx on Sept. 20 with an eye injury, returned to the work tab Sunday morning, drilling three furlongs in a quick 34.63 seconds over Belmont Park’s main track, a move that convinced her connections to move on to the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Siyouni Filly Sheds Maiden Tag in the Winterkonigin

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:20 PM ET 7th at BDB (BADEN-BADEN)G3 Preis der Winterkonigin     Winner: Bourree (Ger) by Siyouni (Fr) Stall Lenau's Bourree (Ger) (Siyouni {Fr}) ga... Read More...

Impressive First Black-Type For Galileo’s Daughter of Six Perfections

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 11:06 AM ET 6th at LCP (LONGCHAMP)Listed Prix Casimir Delamarre     Winner: Faufiler (Ire) by Galileo (Ire) The Niarchos Family's Faufiler (Ire) (Gali... Read More...

Litfin: How I’d play Belmont on Sunday, Oct. 19

DRF | 2 days ago
Between grabbing some brunch, the 1 p.m. football games, and about five pounds worth of early Breeders’ Cup past performances to get familiar with, I should have enough to do through the first part of the afternoon without getting too caught up in the first half of Sunday’s Belmont card. Read More...

Hersh: Santa Anita Pick Four Play for Sunday, October 19

DRF | 2 days ago
Santa Anita Pick Four play by Marcus Hersh for Sunday, October 19. Read More...

Deep Impact’s Shonan Pandora Takes the Shuka Sho

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:23 AM ET 8th at KYT (KYOTO)G1 Shuka Sho (US$1.6m)     Winner: Shonan Pandora (Jpn) by Deep Impact (Jpn) Deep Impact's Shonan Pandora Takes the Shuk... Read More...

King’s preview: Longshot possibility in Dowager

DRF | 2 days ago
Nothing in the individual past performances hint of weakness in favorites CAROLINE THOMAS (#13, 9-2) and WHITE ROSE (#14, 5-1) in Sunday’s Dowager Stakes at Keeneland. But having drawn posts 13 and 14, respectively, with a short run to the first of three turns in the 1 1/2-mile race, wide trips for both could leave them vulnerable. Read More...

Monsun Colt Strikes in the Conseil de Paris

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:01 AM ET 5th at LCP (LONGCHAMP)G2 Prix du Conseil de Paris     Winner: Manatee (GB) by Monsun (Ger) Godolphin's Manatee (GB) (Monsun {Ger}) wins Lo... Read More...

Another Lope de Vega Rep Impresses

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 9:18 AM ET 1st at NAS (NAAS)Tifrums EBF (C&G) Maiden     Winner: Endless Drama (Ire) by Lope de Vega (Ire) Annette O'Callaghan's Endless Drama (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) registers an impressive debut success at Naas Read More...

Rail Link Colt Two-For-Two in the Conde

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 8:52 AM ET 3rd at LCP (LONGCHAMP)G3 Prix de Conde     Winner: Epicuris (GB) by Rail Link (GB) Khalid Abdullah's Epicuris (GB) (Rail Link {GB}) remains... Read More...

Aga Khan Newcomer Prevails at Longchamp

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 8:07 AM ET 1st at LCP (LONGCHAMP)?25,000 Prix de la Chapelle (Maiden)     Winner: Vedouma (Fr) by Dalakhani (Ire) His Highness The Aga Khan's Vedouma ... Read More...

Magna Breeze caps homecoming with first stakes win in Texas Hall of Fame

DRF | 2 days ago
Magna Breeze returned to his homestate of Texas on Saturday night and became a stakes winner when he held off Fly the Red Eye by a neck in the $50,000 Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame Stakes. Read More...

Managing and Preventing Transport-Associated Fever

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
From trips across the state to flights around the world, today's horses are regular globetrotters. And while most horses arrive at their destinations happy and healthy, some will arrive with some unwelcome baggage: a fever and possibly even clinical disease. Read More...

Russell Road Nabs Third WV Breeders’ Classic

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Mark Russell's popular 8-year-old gelding Russell Road, who hadn't won since May, turned the tables on heavy favorite Lucy's Bob Boy to win the West Virginia Breeders' Classic Oct. 18 for the third time in his career. Read More...

Russell Road Grabs Third WV Breeders’ Classic

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Mark Russell's popular 8-year-old gelding Russell Road, who hadn't won since May, turned the tables on heavy favorite Lucy's Bob Boy to win the West Virginia Breeders' Classic Oct. 18 for the third time in his career. Read More...

Russell Road rallies to win third West Virginia Breeders’ Classic

DRF | 3 days ago
Lucy’s Bob Boy, sent off at 1-2, took a clear lead into the stretch, but Russell Road kept coming under Jose Montano and wore down his rival to win the West Virginia Breeders' Classic for a record third time. Read More...

Demonstative captures Grand National steeplechase

DRF | 3 days ago
Demonstrative solidified his status as the leading candidate for an Eclipse Award as champion steeplechase horse by winning the nation’s richest race for jumpers Saturday, the Grade 1, $250,000 Grand National at Far Hills, N.J. Read More...

Yonkers: Nuncio a convincing Trot elimination winner

DRF | 3 days ago
Horseplayers couldn’t bet on him, but Nuncio and driver John Campbell didn’t mind cruising to victory in the first of two $40,000 eliminations for the $500,000 Yonkers Trot (Oct. 25). Gural Hanover was the other elim winner while Luck Be Withyou won his Messenger elimination. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, October 18, 2014 9:54 PM ET Archie Bunker was nowhere to be found, but it was all in the family in Saturday's G1 QIPCO British Champion... Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Some surprises in colt elims

DRF | 3 days ago
As often is the case with young horses, you never know what you are going to get. When Woodbine hosted eliminations for the Governor’s Cup and Valley Victory for 2-year-old pacers and trotters respectively, longshot bettors were mostly in paradise. Read More...

Hoosier: Freaky Feet Pete, Always B Miki shine in Super Finals

DRF | 3 days ago
These aren’t your Indiana-bred Standardbreds from years ago. That was evident after watching some huge miles from Freaky Feet Pete and Always A Virgin as part of an octet of $200,000-plus Super Finals at Hoosier Park on Saturday Night. Read More...

Hoosier: Freaky Feet Pete, Always B Miki shine in Super Finals

DRF | 3 days ago
These aren’t your Indiana-bred Standardbreds from years ago. That was evident after watching some huge miles from Freaky Feet Pete and Always A Virgin as part of an octet of $200,000-plus Super Finals at Hoosier Park on Saturday Night. Read More...

Storm Power takes opening-day Bienvenidos

DRF | 3 days ago
Storm Power, who had been knocking heads with some toughies in Southern California, found the change of scenery to his liking as he finished strongly, capturing Saturday’s $35,000 Bienvenidos Stakes, the opening-day event for the Turf Paradise meet. Read More...

Storm Power takes opening-day Bienvenidos

DRF | 3 days ago
Storm Power, who had been knocking heads with some toughies in Southern California, found the change of scenery to his liking as he finished strongly, capturing Saturday’s $35,000 Bienvenidos Stakes, the opening-day event for the Turf Paradise meet. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton The October Sale Preview

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Ian Tapp previews the Fasig-Tipton October Sale, including comments from Mark Taylor and Boyd Browning about October yearlings. Read More...

Luscious Lonna scores in Miss America Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Luscious Lonna scored her third turf stakes victory at Golden Gate Fields, racing to the lead early and then hanging on gamely late to capture the $65,480 Miss America Stakes on Saturday. Read More...

Luscious Lonna scores in Miss America Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Luscious Lonna scored her third turf stakes victory at Golden Gate Fields, racing to the lead early and then hanging on gamely late to capture the $65,480 Miss America Stakes on Saturday. Read More...