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Kentucky Derby Future Wager: American Pharoah slight favorite

DRF | 2 days ago
The Bob Baffert duo of American Pharoah and Dortmund are the favorites atop the fourth and final pool in the 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager that closed Sunday. Read More...

Losa turns heads with continued success

DRF | 2 days ago
Efren Losa Jr.’s father was a successful trainer in Mexico, and watching the younger Losa’s horses run, it is quite evident one of the main things Losa Sr. passed on to his son was the importance of having his runners thoroughly prepared. Read More...

Celestine handles route in Sanibel Island

DRF | 2 days ago
Celestine proved she was more than just a turf sprinter when stretching out to a mile to register a convincing 3 1/4-length victory over the 3-5 favorite Isabella Sings in Sunday’s $75,000 Sanibel Island Handicap for 3-year-old fillies at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Aerovelocity wins Takamatsunomiya Kinen

DRF | 2 days ago
Aerovelocity won his second major stakes in the last five months in Sunday’s $1,658,831 Takamatsunomiya Kinen at about six furlongs at Chukyo, Japan. Read More...

Regal First Moon Scores First Stakes Win in Sunburst Stakes

Regal First Moon, a brown daughter of First Moonflash racing for Regal Racing Stables LLC, sprinted to her first career stakes victory in Sunday’s 350-yard, $85,360 Sunburst Stakes (RG3) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies at Sunland Park. Read More...

State Control of NYRA Extended Another Year

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
New York officials have agreed to keep intact the state's oversight of the New York Racing Association, a control period that was to expire this October. Read More...

Frosted works toward Wood Memorial

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin still is baffled by Frosted’s performance in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth. Seemingly on his way to victory, Frosted stopped, eventually finishing fourth.A Read More...

Daredevil, Frosted Post Final Works for Wood

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A pair of contenders put their final works in March 29 for the $1 million Twinspires.com Wood Memorial (gr. I), in advance of the April 4 race at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Key Race Report for Monday, March 30

DRF | 2 days ago
Download a list of horses exiting races where two or more of the competitors have come back to win their next starts. Monday's report features races from Mountaineer Park, Mahoning Valley Racecourse, Parx Racing, Turf Paradise, and Will Rogers Downs. Read More...

Materiality New KY Derby Shooter for Pletcher

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Materiality came out of his win in the Florida Derby (gr. I) March 28 in good order, trainer Todd Pletcher said March 29, and if all goes well the colt will be in the starting gate for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) May 2. Read More...

Street Cry Colt Cruises at Fair Grounds

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 2:43 PM ET 1st at FGX (Fair Grounds)Msw     Winner: Guapo Man by Street Cry (Ire) Guapo Man (Street Cry {Ire}) graduates with ease at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Santa Anita exercise rider held by immigration officials

DRF | 2 days ago
Paul Eddery, the former British-based jockey who has worked as an exercise rider in Southern California recently, was taken into custody by immigration officials in El Paso, Texas, on March 23 following a trip to Sunland Park for the Sunland Park Derby. Read More...

Speightstown Filly from Tiznow Family Graduates on Gulfstream Turf

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 1:57 PM ET 2nd at GPX (Gulfstream Park)Maiden Special Weight     Winner: Cut in Stone by Speightstown Cut in Stone (Speightstown), from the extended fam... Read More...

Mandella mulls options for Catch a Flight

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Richard Mandella said he is unsure whether Catch a Flight will race in the $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap on April 11, the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic in West Virginia on April 18, or the $100,000 Precisionist Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on May 2. Read More...

Next stop Kentucky Derby for Materiality, Upstart

DRF | 2 days ago
While the trainers of Florida Derby one-two finishers Materiality and Upstart said the race was run over a demanding Gulfstream Park surface, both horses appeared to have emerged from the race in good order and will be pointed to the Kentucky Derby on May 2 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

FL Derby Day Sets Handle Record

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Gulfstream Park had $27,255,863 in all-sources handle March 28, breaking its Florida Derby Day record of $26,820,951 that was set March 29, 2014. Read More...

American Pharoah tunes up for Arkansas Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
American Pharoah, the champion 2-year-old male of 2014, worked five furlongs in 58.60 seconds Sunday at Santa Anita, preparing for the $1 million Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park on April 11. Read More...

Santa Anita Derby: One Lucky Dane, Bad Read Sanchez work

DRF | 2 days ago
Santa Anita Derby hopefuls Bad Read Sanchez and One Lucky Dane had workouts at Santa Anita on Sunday. Read More...

‘Pharoah’ Speedy in First Workout After Rebel

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
American Pharoah returned to training in impressive fashion March 29 at Santa Anita Park, recording a five-furlong breeze in :58 3/5. Read More...

Sherman: Ascot Could Be Rough on ‘Chrome’

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Art Sherman didn't exactly give the decision to send California Chrome to England a ringing endorsement the morning of March 29. Read More...

Road to the Derby analysis: Florida Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
MATERIALITY received the highest Beyer Speed Figure earned to date in a Kentucky Derby prep by gutting out this victory over UPSTART on a tiring, demanding Gulfstream Park surface. It was an aesthetically unpleasing race, for the leaders looked like they were going up and down through a final furlong that was run in 13.73 seconds and final three furlongs in 39.79 seconds. But they drew away from their rivals over a surface that was way, way slower than par, leading to the giant figure. Read More...

Positive ROI Report for Sunday, March 29

DRF | 2 days ago
Download positive ROI trainer statistics for Sunday's cards at Fair Grounds, Fonner Park, Golden Gate, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Laurel Park, Los Alamitos, Mountaineer Park, Oaklawn Park, Parx Racing, Rillito, Santa Anita, Sunland Park, Tampa Bay Downs, Turf Paradise, and Turfway Park. The report features top trainer angles, top trainer/jockey combinations, and profitable betting angles based on a trainer's record in similar situations. Read More...

Road to the Derby analysis: Louisiana Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
INTERNATIONAL STAR became the first horse to win four Kentucky Derby scoring races, and he completed a sweep of the three Derby preps at Fair Grounds with this victory in the Louisiana Derby. He won the Lecomte in January and the Risen Star in February at Fair Grounds to go along with his win at age 2 in the Grey Stakes at Woodbine. All his wins at Fair Grounds have come since Miguel Mena took over as his rider. They have proved a formidable team at Fair Grounds, but the competition figures to be much, much stronger in his next start, the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

King: Pick four play for Gulfstream on Sunday, March 29

DRF | 2 days ago
A late pick four play Sunday at Gulfstream, covering races 9-12 and comprised solely of turf races, offers the potential for a few large-priced winners that could fatten the payoff. Read More...

Call Me George scores longshot victory in New Orleans Handicap

DRF | 2 days ago
With a quarter-mile to run in the New Orleans Handicap on Saturday at Fair Grounds, the longshot Call Me George, with James Graham aboard, was running in last place. Read More...

Pins’s Aerovelocity Takes Japan’s G1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 8:39 AM ET 8th at CHK (CHUKYO)G1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen ($1.5m)     Winner: Aerovelocity (NZ) by Pins (Aus) Pins's Aerovelocity Takes Japan's G1 Takamats... Read More...

Key Race Report for Sunday, March 29

DRF | 2 days ago
Download a list of horses exiting races where two or more of the competitors have come back to win their next starts. Sunday's report features races from Churchill Downs, Fair Grounds, Fonner Park, Golden Gate, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Laurel Park, Los Alamitos, Mountaineer Park, Oaklawn Park, Parx Racing, Rillito, Santa Anita, Sunland Park, Tampa Bay Downs, Turf Paradise, and Turfway Park. Read More...

California Chrome to Ship to England, Target Royal Ascot

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 8:11 AM ET California Chrome to Ship to England, Target Royal Ascot Read More...

Dubai World Cup 2015: Al Quoz Sprint

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Video Coverage of Sole Power's victory in the Al Quoz Sprint from the parade ring to the race to comments from winning Jockey Richard Hughes and Trainer Edward Lynham. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club Read More...

California Chrome headed to England

DRF | 3 days ago
California Chrome will ship from Dubai to England this week in a bold bid to carry his Kentucky Derby-winning and Horse of the Year form to the European turf. Read More...

Dubai World Cup 2015: Dubai Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Video Coverage of Brown Panther's victory in the Dubai Gold Cup from the parade ring to the race to the celebration afterwards, and comments from winning jockey Richard Kingscote. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Dubai World Cup Video Recap

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Video Coverage of Prince Bishop's victory in the Dubai World Cup from the parade ring to the race and comments from jockey William Buick and trainer Saeed Bin Suroor. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 11:35 PM ET We hope you're ready for this one... With complete wall-to-wall coverage of the blockbuster G1 Dubai... Read More...

California Chrome Headed to Royal Ascot

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
California Chrome will race at Royal Ascot next and will ship to England directly from Dubai, according to the Sacramento Bee. Read More...

Despite Inexperience, Materiality Wins Florida Derby With Stretch Run

Materiality, facing graded stakes competition for the first time in his third career race, outslugged Upstart and won by one and a half lengths. Read More...

Meadowlands: JL Cruze, Rockeyed Optimist win series finals

DRF | 3 days ago
Announcer Ken Warkentin said it best at the end of the mile by JL Cruze when he uttered, "Cruze is the king" as the 4-year-old trotter powered to another compelling victory. Saturday's victory in the $59,800 Shiaway St. Pat final complete a winter trotting series sweep at The Meadowlands for the son of Crazed. The victory was the eighth of the season for JL Cruze, bringing his 2015 earnings to $126,410. Read More...

Yonkers: Polak A heads repeat winners in Levy action

DRF | 3 days ago
Polak A stepped up in a big way in one of four $50,000 second round George Morton Levy series races on Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway. The recent import, handled for the first time by Brian Sears, shook off the pressure of Foiled Again in the homestretch to win for the second time in as many starts since arriving from 'Down Under'. Read More...

Sky Kingdom Wins Second Tokyo City Cup

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Westrock Stables' Sky Kingdom continued to show his affinity for the 1 1/2-mile distance March 28 with an impressive victory in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Materiality wins Florida Derby to stay unbeaten

DRF | 3 days ago
Materiality showed the courage and heart of a veteran in only his third career start, withstanding a thrilling stretch-long challenge from the more experienced even-money favorite, Upstart, to register a well-deserved and impressive 1 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Jacobson, Ortiz Earn Titles at Aqueduct

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer David Jacobson and jockey Jose Ortiz opened up decisive early leads and cruised to the finish line to win their respective titles as the inner track meet came to a close on Saturday, March 28 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Imagining Breaks Through for Pan Am Victory

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Phipps Stable's homebred Imagining finally returned to the winner's circle, snapping a five-race losing streak and proving best in the $150,000 Pan American Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park on March 28. Read More...

Afleet Alex’s ‘TDN Rising Star’ Materiality Game in Florida Derby

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 7:20 PM ET 14th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)GI Florida Derby ($1 million)     Winner: Materiality by Afleet Alex Materiality (Afleet Alex) fends off Upsta... Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Dubai Golden Shaheen

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Coverage of Secret Circle's victory in the Dubai Golden Shaheen, from the parade ring to the race, and comments from winning rider Victor Espinoza. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Call Me George Pulls New Orleans ‘Cap Upset

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Call Me George wore down Albano and favorite Moreno late in the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II), engineering a 22-1 upset that provided jockey James Graham a milestone win March 28 at Fair Grounds Read More...

Imagining prevails in Pan American

DRF | 3 days ago
Saturday, when Imagining and Twilight Eclipse hooked up for the final three furlongs 1 1/2-mile Pan American, it was the 7-year-old Imagining who got the better of the two, winning the $150,000 Pan Am by three-quarters of a length. Read More...

Broadway Empire dominates Coyote Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Broadway Empire hadn’t started since last Oct. 31, but the son of Empire Maker tumbled in class, added blinkers off some strong works, returned to Turf Paradise where he was 2 for 2, and had little trouble capturing Saturday’s $35,000 Coyote Handicap despite the final margin. Read More...

Dubai World Cup 2015: UAE Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Coverage of the Mubtaahij's victory in the UAE Derby from the parade ring to the race to the celebration afterwards, and interviews with the connections. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club. Read More...

Sky Kingdom captures Tokyo City Cup for second time

DRF | 3 days ago
Sky Kingdom won the Grade 3 Tokyo City Cup for the second time in his career at Santa Anita. Read More...

International Star gets hard-fought win in Louisiana Derby

DRF | 3 days ago
If there is one thing Ken Ramsey lives for, one thing that drives him more than anything, it’s his desire to stand in the winner’s circle on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs following the day’s featured race. He’s had several shots at it, never has won, but his quest continues, and was at the forefront of his mind after International Star won the Grade 2, $750,000 Louisiana Derby on Saturday at Fair Grounds. Read More...

‘Star’ Saves Ground Again in Louisiana Derby

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 6:46 PM ET 11th at FGX (Fair Grounds)GII Louisiana Derby ($750K)     Winner: International Star by Fusaichi Pegasus International Star (Fusaichi Pegas... Read More...