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Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale offers 290

DRF | 4 days ago
The broodmare and weanling portion of the North American auction calendar kicks off Monday with the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed sale showcasing products and producers from the lucrative New York breeding program. Read More...

All eyes on Mourinho in Speakeasy Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Considering he is wheeling back only 15 days after a runaway debut, the 2-year-old colt Mourinho could be considered vulnerable Sunday at Santa Anita. Another idea is more widely held: Mourinho is a cinch in the $70,000 Speakeasy Stakes. Read More...

Hammersly: Late pick four for Canadian International card

DRF | 4 days ago
It should be no surprise that a wave of invading European talent and a top-class turf distaffer from the Chad Brown barn figure prominently in Sunday’s late pick four (races 9-12) at Woodbine. Read More...

Lukas trainee Goats Town lights up tote board

DRF | 4 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas set the Keeneland toteboard alight Thursday when Goats Town won the eighth race at a $66.60 mutuel. Read More...

Competitive group expected for Raven Run Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Valadorna, Tequilita, Faypien, and Pinch Hit are among the fillies expected for what is shaping up as a terrific renewal of the seven-furlong Raven Run on Oct. 21 at Keeneland. Read More...

Stall likes what he sees from C Z Rocket

DRF | 4 days ago
Al Stall Jr. has been around long enough not to get too excited when a horse wins its first two races, but the trainer likes what 3-year-old C Z Rocket has shown him so far. Read More...

Tickets on Sale for 2018 Pegasus World Cup

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Stronach Group today announced that tickets to the second edition of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational taking place on January 27, 2018, are now available. Read More...

Livestream: The Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards presented by Godolphin recognize and reward the outstanding talent, diligence and commitment of the farm and racing stable staff who are at the heart of our sport. Read More...

Sale of Ruidoso Downs completed

DRF | 4 days ago
The sale of Ruidoso Downs closed Thursday, according to an announcement from the New Mexico track on Friday. The transaction includes the purchase of an onsite casino and the Ruidoso Horse Sale Co. Read More...

Hovdey: Flamboyant could join storied history of Canadian International

DRF | 4 days ago
Once a harbinger of champions, the prestige of the Canadian International has ridden a roller coaster with the times. Read More...

Laurens prevails in tight finish to Fillies Mile

DRF | 4 days ago
Laurens won the tightest of photos over September to capture the Group 1 Fillies Mile on Friday at Newmarket. Read More...

Barretts riding momentum into fall sale

DRF | 4 days ago
Positive momentum in the North American yearling market is expected to carry to the West Coast for the 2017 Barretts fall sale of yearlings and horses of all ages. Read More...

Tickets for January’s Pegasus World Cup on sale

DRF | 4 days ago
Tickets for the second Pegasus World Cup, planned for Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla., next year, went on sale Friday, Gulfstream’s owner announced. Read More...

Force, Dixie Pistol face test in Bull Dog Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
John Martin will likely saddle the favorite with Force while Rhoda Marsh will saddle a likely longshot, Dixie Pistol, in Sunday's $50,000-added Bull Dog Handicap at the Big Fresno Fair. Read More...

Shining Copper looks to step forward in allowance

DRF | 4 days ago
The 17-day Keeneland fall meet hasn't even reached its midpoint, yet only five of 17 stakes will remain prior to Sunday's nine-race card. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Oct. 6 – Oct. 9

DRF | 4 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Hoosier, Meadows, Pocono and others. Read More...

Holy Helena, Grizzel face males in Ontario Derby

DRF | 4 days ago
Holy Helena and Grizzel, two of the leaders in the Canadian 3-year-old filly division, could settle the division title on the track in Sunday's Grade 3, $125,000 Ontario Derby over 1 1/8 miles on Tapeta at Woodbine. Read More...

Friday TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Fire Away may appreciate a shorter trip

DRF | 4 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Friday's card at Belmont Park. Read More...

Distance, course a plus for Dowse’s Beach in Nearctic Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Dowse's Beach finished second in the Grade 2 Play the King Stakes in his first start at Woodbine on Aug. 19 and will be looking to finish one spot better in Sunday's Grade 2, $250,000 Nearctic Stakes over six furlongs on turf. Read More...

Chautauqua’s Owners Invest in The Everest

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The six-time group 1 winner now has a slot in Australia's inaugural $5.8 million race Read More...

Holy Helena Takes on Senior Investment in Ontario Derby

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Stronach Stables' Holy Helena will take on males once again in the $125,000 Ontario Derby (G3) for 3-year-olds, including Preakness Stakes (G1) third-place finisher Senior Investment. Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine’s Pattison Canadian International: Pegasus Redux?

There were quite a few skeptics last year when the Stronach Group unveiled a new $12 million race for which owners would each put up $1 million to fund the purse. But the Pegasus World Cup filled and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

White Flag Rides Win Streak Into Nearctic

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Robert Evans' homebred White Flag has found his best stride sprinting in New York and will ship across the border Oct. 15 with hopes he'll continue his roll in the $250,000 Nearctic Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine. Read More...

Morris resigns as Stronach’s VP of West Coast operations

DRF | 5 days ago
Joe Morris, the senior vice-president of West Coast operations for The Stronach Group, on Thursday resigned effectively immediately. Read More...

The Factor to Stand in Japan for 2018

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
George Bolton, Stonestreet and Fog City Stables announced Oct. 12 that multiple grade 1 winner The Factor will relocate to the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association Farm for the 2018 breeding season on a one-year lease.  Read More...

TOBA October Member of the Month

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Twenty-two years ago, a chance favor turned a couple on to Thoroughbred racing. Now, Californians Eric “Rick” Waller and his wife, Sharon, own homebred Spectator, who won her first two starts—including the August 5 Sorrento Stakes (G2) at Del Mar. Read More...

KEEP to Honor Tim Capps, Central KY Riding for Hope

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The late Tim Capps and Central Kentucky Riding for Hope will be honored with the Industry Vision Awards during the Kentucky Equine Education Project's second KEEP Equine Industry Conference . Read More...

Take Charge Paula Returns to Sprinting in Matron

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
After an off-the-board finish in her first try at a route, Bruce Tallisman's Take Charge Paula will return to sprinting in the $150,000 Matron Stakes (G3) Oct. 15 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Joe Morris Resigns From The Stronach Group

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Joe Morris, who was hired by The Stronach Group as the senior vice president of West Coast operations in 2015, resigned Oct. 12 according to an announcement from the company. Read More...

The Factor will stand in Japan for 2018 on one-year lease

DRF | 5 days ago
Grade 1 winner The Factor will stand the 2018 breeding season at one of the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders Association’s farms on a one-year lease. Read More...

Ajs High tops Bank of America Challenge Championship on rich Quarter Horse card

DRF | 5 days ago
Ajs High will have home court advantage on Saturday night, when he attempts to win his ninth Prairie Meadows race while facing a slew of shippers in the Grade 1, $330,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship. Read More...

IFHA Praises Breeders’ Cup Out-of-Competition Testing

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The IFHA has unanimously reaffirmed its commitment to a stringent anti-doping policy and has authorized the IFHA chairman to directly engage with relevant racing jurisdictions to emphasize the importance of implementation of this policy. Read More...

Maryland Million to Honor Shunk as Unsung Hero

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Mary Shunk, director of The Retreat at Beckleysville, has been selected to receive the 2017 Joe Kelly Maryland Million Unsung Hero Award. Read More...

Grade Reinstated for Dixiana Bourbon Stakes

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The American Graded Stakes Committee has ruled that the Oct. 8 renewal of the Dixiana Bourbon Stakes, originally scheduled over the Keeneland turf course but conducted as a listed race over the main track, will be reinstated as a grade 3 race. Read More...

Claiborne Sets Mastery’s 2018 Stud Fee at $25,000

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Son of Candy Ride was undefeated in four starts, including the San Felipe Stakes (G2). Claiborne also announced fees will remain unchanged for War Front and Runhappy for 2018. Read More...

Eastern Express set for seasonal debut Saturday at Sha Tin

DRF | 5 days ago
A pair of Class 2 handicaps, one at about one mile, the other at about six furlongs, headline a 10-race card Saturday at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong. Eastern Express barely scrapes into race 6, the race over 1600 meters (about one mile), with a rating of 100 in a handicap restricted to horses rated 80-100. Read More...

War Front’s stud fee to remain at $250,000 for 2018

DRF | 5 days ago
Prominent international sire War Front will stand for an advertised fee of $250,000 in 2018, Claiborne Farm announced on Thursday. Fees also were announced Thursday for young stallions Runhappy and Mastery. Read More...

TimeformUS Belmont Park Horses in Focus for Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

DRF | 5 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Friday's card at Belmont Park. Read More...

213 pre-entries taken for Maryland Million Day

DRF | 5 days ago
The gang will certainly all be on hand at Laurel Park next Saturday for the 32nd Jim McKay Maryland Million Day. A total of 213 pre-entries were taken Wednesday for the 11 Maryland Million races, Read More...

Dramedy Being Relocated to Oklahoma

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Dramedy, a grade 2 winner by Distorted Humor, will be relocated from War Horse Place in Central Kentucky to River Oaks Farms near Sulphur, Okla., for the 2018 breeding season. Read More...

O’Brien Closing in on Frankel’s Magic 25 Top-Level Wins

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien is two victories shy of the late Bobby Frankel's record of 25 top-level wins in a calendar year and has the firepower to tie that mark the weekend of Oct. 13-14 at Newmarket. Read More...

Across-the-Board Records at Tattersalls Book 2

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale recorded records across the board, including a new record price of 850,000 guineas ($1,180,822), as the Oct. 11 session came to a close. Read More...

Jimmy Creed Colt Returns Quick Profit for Brewster

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Oklahoma owner-breeder Clark Brewster showed his pinhooking ability when a colt by successful freshman sire Jimmy Creed was sold for $150,000 during the Oct. 10 selected session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales October yearling sale. Read More...

Tepin Half Brother Entering Stud at Bonita Farm

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Alliance, an unraced son of Harlan's Holiday and a half brother to two-time champion grass mare Tepin and millionaire Vyjack, has arrived at Bonita Farm near Darlington, Md., to stand his first season in 2018. Read More...

Thoroughbred Makeover Unites Diverse Group of OTTB Fans

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America had approximately 300 horses compete in 10 different disciplines all in one weekend at one venue. Read More...

La Coronel Seeks Return to Winning Form in QEII

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Another gathering of exceptional competitors awaits La Coronel in the Oct. 14 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes presented by Lane's End (G1T) . Read More...

Wide-Open Pebbles Stakes Draws Nine Fillies

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
This year's edition of the $200,000 Pebbles Stakes features a wide-open field of nine 3-year-old fillies going one mile on the Belmont Park turf Oct. 14. Read More...

Strong European Contingent Set for E. P. Taylor

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A strong contingent of European group winners will face formidable competition from American runners in the $500,000 E. P. Taylor Stakes (G1T) going 1 1/4 miles Oct. 15 at Woodbine.  Read More...