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Fast Anna Get Class Relief in Gallant Bob

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Fast Anna, who came tantalizingly close to winning in the King's Bishop (gr. I) last time out in his stakes debut, takes another crack at a breakthrough stakes victory in the Gallant Bob (gr. III) Sept. 20 at Parx Racing. Read More...

Fast Anna Gets Class Relief in Gallant Bob

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Fast Anna, who came tantalizingly close to winning in the King's Bishop (gr. I) last time out in his stakes debut, takes another crack at a breakthrough stakes victory in the Gallant Bob (gr. III) Sept. 20 at Parx Racing. Read More...

Curlin Colt Tops Strong Keeneland Session

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Topped by a Curlin colt with a strong female family, the Sept. 15 seventh session of the Keeneland September yearling sale saw increases comparable to those generated during the first six sessions. Read More...

Keeneland September: Improved figures to kick off Book 3

DRF | 4 days ago
Economic figures remained solid as the Keeneland September yearling drifted into the middle market on Monday, posting improved returns compared with last year’s seventh session. Read More...

Top 3-Year-Old Fillies to Battle in Cotillion

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The grade I Cotillion Stakes, which figures to have a major impact on the 3-year-old filly championship, attracted some of the top members of the division and few interesting wild cards for its Sept. 20 renewal at Parx. Read More...

Flashback Retired to Stand at Hill ‘n’ Dale

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Flashback, a grade II-winning son of leading sire Tapit, has been retired and will stand in 2015 at Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington. Read More...

Equine Encephalitis Reported in New York

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
New York officials are recommending that all horses be vaccinated against Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) after six cases of the deadly virus have been confirmed in the state. Read More...

California Chrome Draws Rail in PA Derby

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
California Chrome, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I), will break from the rail in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 20 at Parx Racing. Read More...

Churchill, Yum! Brands Ink 5-Year Agreement

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Churchill Downs and restaurant company Yum! Brands Inc. have signed a five-year agreement that extends the company's role as the presenting sponsor of the $2 million Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Read More...

Oversight Board Reviews NYRA Finances

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
California Chrome may have lost the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), but the potential for a Triple Crown winner helped to drive up the New York Racing Association's overall pari-mutuel handle in the first half of 2014. Read More...

Flashback retired to Hill ‘n’ Dale

DRF | 4 days ago
Grade 2 winner Flashback has been retired from racing and will make his stallion debut in 2015 at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm in Lexington, Ky. Read More...

First Reported Winner for Pleasant Strike

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Graciela Mia uncorked a furious stretch rally Sept. 13 at La Rinconada racetrack in Venezuela and won the Clasico Lanzarina to become the first winner for Florida-based stallion Pleasant Strike. Read More...

Jones fine-tuning Cassatt for Cotillion

DRF | 4 days ago
Highly talented but lightly raced, Cassatt will be taking a huge jump in class when she faces the upper crust of the 3-year-old filly division in Saturday’s Grade 1 Cotillion at Parx. Read More...

Where Are They Now? Catching Up With This Year’s Three-Year-Olds

Shared Belief and California Chrome are getting all the attention these days as they continue on the path to the Breeders’ Cup Classic in a few weeks, but what’s become of the others in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

NYRA gets passing grade from regulators

DRF | 4 days ago
A New York regulatory agency on Monday approved a report that gave the New York Racing Association a passing grade in meeting the performance standards outlined in a franchise agreement that allows the association to conduct racing at Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga. Read More...

Plans for Princess of Sylmar in flux

DRF | 4 days ago
Princess of Sylmar, who came out of her fifth-place finish in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign on Aug. 22 with a case of the thumps, is unlikely to make the Grade 1 Beldame on Sept. 27, and plans for her are in flux. Read More...

Tonalist works for Jockey Club Gold Cup

DRF | 4 days ago
Tonalist, the Belmont Stakes winner, worked six furlongs in 1:14.77 by himself over the Belmont Park main track Monday as he continues to prepare for the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup on Sept. 27. Read More...

Florida Derby winner Constitution nears return

DRF | 4 days ago
Constitution, the undefeated Grade 1 Florida Derby winner, is working steadily toward a return to the races, which could occur within the next three weeks, according to trainer Todd Pletcher. Read More...

Blue Pigeon, Iced Over seek better trips in rematch

DRF | 4 days ago
The richest race on Wednesday’s card at Belmont Park is the first, an $80,000 second-level allowance race scheduled for a mile on turf where Kenzadargent looms large at a short price. Perhaps the more interesting race on the program is the eighth, a $62,000 first-level allowance for New York-breds scheduled for a mile on turf where there are several contenders in the overflow field. Read More...

Saint-Cloud Win For Galileo’s Daughter Of Six Perfections

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 2:04 PM ET 7th at SCD (SAINT-CLOUD)Prix Silnet (Conditions)     Winner: Faufiler (Ire) by Galileo (Ire) Another win for the Niarchos' Faufiler (Ire)... Read More...

Lucrative allowance races highlight Wednesday card

DRF | 4 days ago
Three rich allowances anchor a 10-race card Wednesday at Kentucky Downs, where the familiar combination of fat purses, big fields, and ideal weather should make for another good day of racing at this turf-only track. Read More...

California Chrome, Untapable begin fall push for Eclipse Awards

DRF | 4 days ago
Their once-firm grips on their respective divisions may have loosened somewhat by their absence from the summer’s big races, but California Chrome and Untapable remain the clear-cut leaders of the 3-year-old male and female divisions. Read More...

Fast Anna sheds blinkers for Gallant Bob

DRF | 4 days ago
Fast Anna comes into the Grade 3 Gallant Bob on Saturday at Parx off a sharp second in the Grade 1 King’s Bishop at Saratoga and likely will be a short-priced favorite. Read More...

Velazquez to Ride Euro Charline in QEII

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Euro Charline will have the services of Racing Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez when she pursues a second straight grade I victory Oct. 11 in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes at Keeneland. Read More...

We Can Be Heroes should get good pace setup in Wednesday feature

DRF | 4 days ago
With plenty of speed to run at, We Can Be Heroes could be the winner of what appears to be a wide-open $12,500 claiming race for 3-year-olds and up that headlines an eight-race card at Northlands Park Wednesday evening. Read More...

Churchill notes: Big weekend for trainer Moquett

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Ron Moquett enjoyed a memorable three-day weekend at Churchill when sending out a winner each day. Read More...

Whipper Blueblood Impresses At Saint-Cloud

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 12:51 PM ET 4th at SCD (SAINT-CLOUD)Listed Prix Joubert     Winner: Mayhem (Ire) by Whipper Anne-Marie Hayes' Mayhem (Ire) (Whipper), a sister to Ro... Read More...

Sheikhzayedroad could return to Canada for Canadian International

DRF | 4 days ago
With his win in the Northern Dancer, Sheikhzayedroad could make a return engagement to Woodbine next month to run in the Grade 1, $1.5-million Canadian International on Oct. 19. Read More...

Kentucky Downs crushes single-day handle record

DRF | 4 days ago
While Instant Racing machines whirred indoors, perhaps a couple thousand fans (admission is free and not tallied) milled about the spacious grounds in cool late-summer weather while clearly enjoying a 10-race card that culminated with four straight stakes. Patiently abiding long lines at the 12 outdoor mutuel windows (plus a handful of self-service terminals), those fans were just the tip of a betting iceberg, as off-site wagering helped shatter the Kentucky Downs single-day handle record with an all-sources total of $4,253,567. Read More...

Calgary Cat claim pays off with Bold Venture win

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Kevin Attard and owners Stephen Chesney and Cory Hoffman claimed Calgary Cat for $25,000 last November, and that claim has paid off handsomely this season, culminating in Calgary Cat’s win in the Grade 3, $160,500 Bold Venture Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday. Read More...

Three-Time Grade I Winner Behrens Dies

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Behrens, one of the top handicap horses of the late 1990s, died Sept. 14 at Old Friends at Cabin Creek retirement farm in Cabin Creek, N.Y. He was 20. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup likely for Woodbine Mile winner Trade Storm

DRF | 4 days ago
Trade Storm, who was third in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile to Wise Dan last season, changed his fortunes in this year’s $1,053,200 edition of the race with a half-length victory over Kaigun. Read More...

Delaware County Fair: Jugette victory within reach for Lady Shadow

DRF | 4 days ago
Combine a touch of luck with a quality horse and anything is possible. That dynamic combination comes into play for Lady Shadow, the morning line favorite in one of three eliminations for the $298,100 Jugette at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on Wednesday afternoon. Read More...

Ip New HKJC Chairman; Stevenson Retires

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Hong Kong Jockey Club has appointed Simon Ip as its new chairman, replacing Brian Stevenson who has retired after four years in the role. Read More...

Author Roberts to Speak at Keeneland Library

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
On consecutive September nights, author Paul Roberts will discuss a pair of books he authored or co-authored: Racecourse Architecture and The Spa: The Legendary Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Instant Racing Push to Continue in Nebraska

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A ballot measure to allow machine betting in Nebraska on previously run horse races may have died in court this year, but supporters are already looking ahead to press the issue in 2016. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 11:45 PM ET This jam-packed weekend of racing concluded yesterday with a number of exciting performances around the globe.... Read More...

Trip Notes for September 13-14: Noble Damsel, Sands Point, Woodbine Mile and more…

DRF | 5 days ago
Trip Notes for September 13-14: Noble Damsel, Sands Point, Woodbine Mile and more by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

Wake Up Nick Wins Again in Barretts Juvenile

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Unbeaten Wake Up Nick rallied to win the $103,900 Barretts Juvenile by 2 3/4 lengths Sept. 14 at Los Alamitos Racecourse, improving to 5-for-5 in his young career. Read More...

Alert Bay connects in British Columbia Derby

DRF | 5 days ago
Alert Bay gave owner Peter Redekop an unprecedented third straight win in the Grade 3, $1500,000 British Columbia Derby at Hastings on Sunday Read More...

Keeneland September Book 2 Sees Big Gains

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A $700,000 Smart Strike filly from champion Heavenly Prize's family was the top-priced horse Sept. 14 as the Keeneland September sale's two-day Book 2 portion concluded with across-the-board gains in its second session. Read More...

Alert Bay Strikes in British Columbia Derby

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Alert Bay took command in the drive and posted a comfortable two-length win in the $135,225 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) at Hastings Racecourse Sept. 14 as owner Peter Redekop won the race for a third straight year. Read More...

Keeneland September: Figures pick up to close Book 2

DRF | 5 days ago
The second book of the Keeneland September yearling sale closed with authority on Sunday, posting significant gains over the sixth session of last year’s edition. Read More...

Wake Up Nick’s unbeaten streak hits five in Barretts Juvenile

DRF | 5 days ago
Wake Up Nick might not be the best 2-year-old in North America, but after winning the $103,900 Barretts Juvenile on Sunday at Los Alamitos, he has won more races (five) than any juvenile on the continent. Read More...

Grade 1 winner Behrens dies at 20

DRF | 5 days ago
Multiple Grade 1 winner Behrens died Sunday following a brief illness at Old Friends at Cabin Creek, the Bobby Frankel division in Greenfield Center, N.Y. Read More...

Ole’s Miss up by a head in British Columbia Oaks

DRF | 5 days ago
Ole’s Miss wrapped up the local 3-year-old filly title with a thrilling win over longshot Irish Lyric in the $100,000 British Columbia Oaks at Hastings on Sunday. Read More...

Euro import Trade Storm snags Woodbine Mile

DRF | 5 days ago
Trade Storm, the lone European shipper in the field, rallied effectively after emerging from traffic to win Sunday’s Grade 1, $1,053,200 Woodbine Mile, a Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In qualifier. Read More...

Trade Storm Rallies for Woodbine Mile Victory

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 6:40 PM ET 11th at WOX (Woodbine)GI Woodbine Mile ($1,000,000)     Winner: Trade Storm (GB) by Trade Fair (GB) Trade Storm (GB) (Trade Fair {GB})get... Read More...

Deceptive Vision Sweeps to Canadian Tally

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Deceptive Vision earned a berth to the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) after taking the $305,250 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 14 over the Woodbine turf. Read More...

Smart Strike Filly to Hill ‘n’ Dale

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 6:12 PM ET KEESEP (Keeneland September Yearlings)hip 1482     yearling F     Smart Strike--Distinctively     700,000&n... Read More...