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Proctor’s Ledge, La Coronel Head Lake Placid

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Proctor's Ledge and La Coronel head a solid field of six for the $300,000 Lake Placid Stakes (G2T) set for 1 1/8 miles on the turf Aug. 19 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Salty Seeks Breakout Win in Alabama

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
After suffering three straight defeats at the hands of the multiple grade 1 winner Abel Tasman, Salty has a chance to snag a top-level score for herself in the 10-furlong Alabama Stakes (G1). Read More...

Madam Dancealot Seeks Rare Double in Del Mar Oaks

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Famous Digger (1997) and Sicy d'Alsace (1998) won the San Clemente (G2T) and Del Mar Oaks (G1T) in back-to-back years, but since then only Evening Jewel (2010) has completed the task. Read More...

March X Press Unleashed in Bolton Landing

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Golconda Stables' March X Press unleashed an explosive move in deep stretch of the Bolton Landing Stakes at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 16 to pick up her second victory in as many starts for trainer Todd Pletcher. Read More...

Vernon: Ariana G to face the boys in Zweig Memorial

DRF | 2 days ago
Earlier this month, filly Ariana G gave trainer Jimmy Takter his fourth consecutive win in the Hambletonian Oaks. On Friday, she will take on eight male rivals and try to provide Takter with a fourth straight victory in the open division of the Zweig Memorial at Vernon Downs. Read More...

Vernon: Ariana G to face the boys in Zweig Memorial

DRF | 2 days ago
Earlier this month, filly Ariana G gave trainer Jimmy Takter his fourth consecutive win in the Hambletonian Oaks. On Friday, she will take on eight male rivals and try to provide Takter with a fourth straight victory in the open division of the Zweig Memorial at Vernon Downs. Read More...

March X Press posts gritty win in Bolton Landing Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
For a 2-year-old with limited experience, March X Press showed the poise and demeanor of a veteran in winning the Bolton Landing Stakes on Wednesday at Saratoga. Read More...

March X Press posts gritty win in Bolton Landing Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
For a 2-year-old with limited experience, March X Press showed the poise and demeanor of a veteran in winning the Bolton Landing Stakes on Wednesday at Saratoga. Read More...

Yonkers: Horses to watch from Aug. 11 – Aug. 15

DRF | 2 days ago
Horses to watch from Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Yonkers: Horses to watch from Aug. 11 – Aug. 15

DRF | 2 days ago
Horses to watch from Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Mohawk: Horses to watch from Aug. 10 – Aug. 15

DRF | 2 days ago
Horses to watch from Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Mohawk: Horses to watch from Aug. 10 – Aug. 15

DRF | 2 days ago
Horses to watch from Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from Aug. 12 – Aug. 15

DRF | 2 days ago
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from Aug. 12 – Aug. 15

DRF | 2 days ago
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 8/18 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Friday 8/18 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 8/18 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Friday 8/18 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Mohawk: Friday 8/18 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Friday 8/18 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Mohawk: Friday 8/18 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Friday 8/18 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Smarty Jones Returning to Uruguay

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Dual classic winner Smarty Jones will return to Uruguay in September for the 2017 Southern Hemisphere breeding season as part of a multi-year agreement with Calumet Farm, where he's stood since 2016. Read More...

PETA-Proposed AmTote Tech to Raise Aftercare Funds

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A new concept initially proposed by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals seeks to raise funds for Thoroughbred aftercare through donations made via on-track wagering terminals. Read More...

Tower of Texas Stands Tall in Play the King Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Eight turf sprinters will contest the 2017 Play the King Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine Aug. 19 Read More...

Twenty Registered New Mexico-Breds Entered in All American Futurity Trials

A total of 20 registered New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds has been entered in this weekend’s 440-yard All American Futurity (G1) trials at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Twenty Registered New Mexico-Breds Entered in All American Futurity Trials

A total of 20 registered New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds has been entered in this weekend’s 440-yard All American Futurity (G1) trials at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

TimeformUS Saratoga Horses in Focus for Aug. 17, 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
TimeformUS Saratoga Horses in Focus for Aug. 17, 2017 Read More...

Alabama Stakes is Salty’s chance to shine

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Mark Casse had to have a smile on his face when he examined the field for Saturday's Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga and did not see the name Abel Tasman among the nine 3-year-old fillies entered Wednesday for the prestigious 1 1/4-mile race. Read More...

Well-conected El Dulce tops class in Skidmore Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
El Dulce will try to taste the sweetness of stakes victory for the first time in Friday's $100,000 Skidmore Stakes for 2-year-olds sprinting on the turf at Saratoga. Read More...

Fair Grounds opens Quarter Horse meet Friday

DRF | 2 days ago
Fair Grounds in New Orleans will run 11 stakes during its 10-date meet for Quarter Horses that opens Friday. The track will stack five of those races on its closing-day card Sept. 9. The stakes program is worth a total of $585,000. Read More...

McGary named announcer at Zia Park; stakes schedule released

DRF | 2 days ago
John McGary will be the new announcer for Zia Park, according to Matt Crawford, manager of racing operations for the Hobbs, N.M. track. McGary also will continue to serve as the announcer at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, La., but will vacate his position at Mahoning Valley in Ohio. Read More...

McCraken ‘professional’ in six-furlong work for Travers

DRF | 2 days ago
Jockey Brian Hernandez flew to New York and guided McCraken through a six-furlong workout in 1:16.20 seconds over the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga on Wednesday. Read More...

Stallwalkin’ Dude will eye Forego Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
David Jacobson, trainer and part-owner of Stallwalkin' Dude, is considering running the 7-year-old gelding in the Grade 1 Forego at Saratoga on Aug. 26. Read More...

Proctor’s Ledge faring better than her trainer ahead of Lake Placid Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Brendan Walsh is less sound today than he was going into his memorable victory with Proctor's Ledge in the Grade 3 Lake George earlier in the Saratoga meet, but the filly is doing just fine. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup, Sentient Jet Plan Flight to KY Sales

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Breeders' Cup and Sentient Jet announced Aug. 16 a partnership that will provide horsemen the opportunity to fly directly from the 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships in San Diego, Calif. to Lexington to attend November Thoroughbred sales.  Read More...

Eagle Jazz among 263 trying to qualify for All American Futurity

DRF | 2 days ago
The competition for the 10 spots in the starting gate for the $3 million All American Futurity for Quarter Horses will be intense on Friday and Saturday, when Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico puts on 28 trial races for the classic. There are 263 individual 2-year-olds entered, and the horses with the five fastest times from each 14-race card will advance to the finale Sept. 3. Read More...

Hovdey: American racing TV gets boost from Luck of the English

DRF | 2 days ago
Nick Luck, a man with a name Damon Runyon would love, is barnstorming America on NBC's nickel this month, spreading his very British charm and horse racing insights across the continent in a three-cornered shot that should be the envy of anyone who loves high-stakes Thoroughbred competition. Read More...

He Will just might in Del Mar Handicap

DRF | 2 days ago
It is possible He Will could go from being the narrow loser of a California-bred stakes in late July to holding a berth for the Breeders' Cup Turf by Saturday evening. Read More...

Tribalist finally gets shot at stakes in Green Flash Handicap

DRF | 2 days ago
Tribalist races so sparingly that his three-race winning streak dates to July 2014. When he starts in Friday's $75,000 Green Flash Handicap at five furlongs on turf at Del Mar, Tribalist will have his sixth race and his stakes debut. Read More...

Belvoir keeping options open for Gold Rush Dancer

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Vann Belvoir is not yet sure where impressive Longacres Mile winner Gold Rush Dancer will make his next start. Read More...

Players argue formats at Equestricon contest panel

DRF | 2 days ago
Equestricon reminded me of a handicapping contest. Just like a major contest, Equestricon brought together a broad coalition of horseplayers and racing industry types in a space where ideas were exchanged and fun was had. Here's the difference though: At a contest, differences of opinion play out on the racetrack, not with words. At Equestricon, there were plenty of spirited arguments. Read More...

New Charles Town jackpot pick six debuts Thursday

DRF | 2 days ago
Charles Town will begin offering a jackpot pick six wager called the Charles Town 6-12 on Thursday evening. The latter part of the name refers to the bet's 12 percent takeout. Read More...

Trainer Eddie Graham ‘humbled’ by second Million Day victory

DRF | 2 days ago
For Mayland-based trainer Eddie Graham, the road to Arlington Million Day success has twice led through Delaware Park's Henlopen Stakes. Read More...

Champion Classic Empire Back Training in Ocala

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With the champion colt's notorious training issues again flaring up at Saratoga Race Course this summer, Classic Empire has been shipped to Winding Oaks Farm in Ocala to prepare for the Sept. 23 Pennsylvania Derby (G1). Read More...

Classic Empire back to Ocala, still targeting Pennsylvania Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
For the second time this year, trainer Mark Casse has shipped Classic Empire to Winding Oaks Farm in Ocala, Fla., with hopes of preparing him for success in a Grade 1 race. Read More...

First year in the books, Equestricon founders planning for 2018

DRF | 2 days ago
On the heels of the inaugrual Equestricon convention, the event's founders are reflecting on what worked, what didn't, and are already planning for year two. Read More...

Wednesday TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Irish Prayer will appreciate more pace and distance

DRF | 2 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Wednesday's card at Saratoga. Read More...

Female sprint champ Finest City to sell at Fasig-Tipton

DRF | 2 days ago
Finest City, the champion female sprinter of 2016, will be offered at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall selected mixed sale. Read More...

Jockey McMahon taking second crack at Kentucky circuit

DRF | 2 days ago
Jockey C.J. McMahon, who briefly tried the Kentucky circuit in 2013, is back in town, this time hoping to become a more permanent fixture. Read More...

Great-grandmother Martin rides winner at 63

DRF | 2 days ago
No one is quite sure whether or not it's a record, but when Sue Martin, 63, won the first race Sunday at Ellis aboard Golden Fire Fly, she might have become the oldest female jockey ever to win a race in North America. Read More...

Arrogate Set to Right the Ship in Pacific Classic

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
If Arrogate can put himself back on form in the Aug. 19 TVG Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar less than a month after the worst race of his life, hindsight could view his stunning setback as a blip that exposed him as mortal, but not lesser. Read More...

Finest City to be Offered at Fasig-Tipton November

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Finest City, the reigning champion female sprinter, will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November Sale Nov. 6 in Lexington.  She will be consigned by trainer Ian Kruljac on behalf of owner Seltzer Thoroughbreds. Read More...

Dobson, Phillips Elected Jockey Club Stewards

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Everett R. Dobson and John W. Phillips have been elected to the board of stewards of The Jockey Club, filling the expired positions of John C. Harris and Dr. Hiram C. Polk Jr. Read More...