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Hollendorfer duo will run in Golden Gate Debutante

DRF | 3 days ago
The Jerry Hollendorfer-trained duo of Lutine Belle and Seduire will run in Saturday’s $50,000-added Golden Gate Debutante for 2-year-old fillies at six furlongs. Read More...

Finnegans Wake meets Holiday Star in Hollywood Turf Cup

DRF | 3 days ago
Finnegans Wake and Holiday Star meet for the first time in Thursday’s $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup at Del Mar as stakes winners with differing form. Read More...

Penn National Postpones Big Wednesday Card

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The threat of a Thanksgiving Eve holiday snowstorm set to hit the mid-Atlantic region has forced the postponement of the Wednesday, Nov. 26 Holiday Racing Festival card at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. Read More...

Grade 3-winning gelding Hudson Landing retired to Utah ranch

DRF | 3 days ago
This week, as the connections of 19 runners make decisions about entering Sunday’s $100,000, Grade 3 Berkeley Handicap, Hudson Landing is getting on a van to return to owner Jared Chappell’s ranch in Utah to begin his retirement. Read More...

Millennium Farms releases 2015 stallion roster

DRF | 3 days ago
Millennium Farms in Lexington, Ky., has released the advertised fees for its five-horse stallion roster for the 2015 breeding season. Read More...

Don’t Tell Sophia seeks exclamation point on excellent year in Falls City

DRF | 3 days ago
After the sensational year she’s already had, a victory for Don’t Tell Sophia in the Falls City Handicap would be like, well, the Cool Whip on the pumpkin pie. Read More...

Hovdey: Still plenty to feast on in bountiful year

DRF | 3 days ago
The U.S. comes laden with a buffet of choices in the world of sports, and if there are not at least a few things to be grateful for in the world of horse racing then somebody’s not looking hard enough. Read More...

Jerardi: Tastefully Simple a model of consistency

DRF | 3 days ago
Mick once had a horse win 11 straight races, so he is no stranger to consistent horses. One of his old horses won 30 times in 60 starts. But there is no question Tastefully Simple has a special place in the trainer’s heart. Read More...

Dalakhani Blueblood Stays Perfect At Chantilly

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 11:40 AM ET 8th at CHY (CHANTILLY)Listed Prix Isonomy     Winner: Vedouma (Fr) by Dalakhani (Ire) His Highness The Aga Khan's Vedouma (Fr) (Dalakhan... Read More...

Indiana Trainer Facing Three-Year Suspension

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission's executive director is recommending a three-year suspension of trainer Mike Norris for allegedly administering drugs on race day at least five times this spring at Indiana Grand. Read More...

Millennium Releases Stallion Roster, Fees

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Millennium Farms near Lexington has released fees for its 2015 stallion roster that includes newcomers Ice Box and I Want Revenge. Read More...

Voting Open for Secretariat Vox Populi Award

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
For the third time, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is among six horses on the ballot for this year's Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 11/29/2014

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Delta Downs, Japan, Del Mar, Churchill, Woodbine, Gulfstream Park West & More! Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Going National

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Retired Racehorse Project to raise its stature by holding its marquee event in Kentucky. Read More...

Will Holiday Star Shine on Thanksgiving Day?

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) and Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. III). Read More...

NM-Bred Proceed to Tackle Open Company Again in Zia Park Derby

Michael C. Stinson’s Proceed, a New Mexico-bred son of Desert God trained by Joel Marr, is one of eight 3-year-olds entered in Wednesday’s 1 1/8-mile, $200,000 Zia Park Derby, one of seven stakes races scheduled for Zia Park’s Land of Enchantment Day program. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014 6:57 PM ET The Tattersalls December sale began its nine-day stand in Newmarket Monday, with a colt by hot young sire Lope... Read More...

Haskin: Zayats Tested Like Few Owners Before

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
There is little doubt that Ahmed Zayat is determined to own Thoroughbreds. And there is no greater qualification when it comes to horse ownership than determination and perseverance, especially in the face of adversity. Read More...

NEHBPA Files Application to Operate Suffolk

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The New England affiliate of the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association took one more important step toward the restoration of live racing at Suffolk Downs in 2015 by filing a supplemental application Nov. 24. Read More...

Lope de Vega Colt Leads Tattersalls Trading

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A Lope de Vega colt from the family of English and Irish group I winner Rizeena topped the Tattersalls December yearling sale Nov. 24, bringing 325,000 guineas ($535,921 in United States funds). Read More...

Live Racing Blows In at Mahoning Valley

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course held its first-ever racing program Nov. 24 before a fairly large crowd on a wild weather day in northeastern Ohio. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 11/26 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Ken Walters' analysis of the Wednesday 11/26 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Balmoral: Wednesday 11/26 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 11/26 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Northfield: Tuesday 11/25 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Ken Walters' analysis of the Tuesday 11/25 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Don’t Tell Sophia works for Falls City Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
Phil Sims went about 70 miles out of his way to breeze Don’t Tell Sophia at Churchill Downs toward the Falls City Handicap, reserving judgment on whether to confirm his stable star until entries were taken Sunday for the Thanksgiving Day feature. Read More...

Dom the Bomb to try two turns

DRF | 4 days ago
Dom the Bomb will stay put at Hawthorne to take further advantage of his Illinois-bred status after cruising to the easiest of wins Saturday in the Sun Power Stakes for statebred 2-year-old colts and geldings. Read More...

Six-race Juvenile Showcase attracts 187 nominees

DRF | 4 days ago
A total of 187 2-year-olds have been nominated for the six races to be decided on Saturday’s Juvenile Showcase program at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Little Alexis in no rush to return to races

DRF | 4 days ago
Owner-trainer Carlo Vaccarezza said Monday that his Grade 1-placed 3-year-old filly Little Alexis has suffered no apparent permanent damage as a result of the reaction she suffered causing her to spike a fever of 104 degrees immediately following her ninth-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. Read More...

Bay of Biscay, Tonito M. get rematch in Zia Park Derby

DRF | 4 days ago
Bay of Biscay will be out to turn the tables on Tonito M. on Wednesday in the $200,000 Zia Park Derby, and the race is one Bay of Biscay has been under consideration for since August, according to trainer Robertino Diodoro. Read More...

Maiden claimer Dadtaughtmewell impresses

DRF | 4 days ago
The 2-year-old colt Dadtaughtmewell, making his first start on dirt, won a $25,000 maiden-claiming route race Friday by more than 20 lengths, and the race looked good to speed-figure makers as well as the naked eye, with Dadtaughtmewell’s romp earning an 85 Beyer. Read More...

Shanon Nicole enters Zia Park Oaks in top form

DRF | 4 days ago
Shanon Nicole will attempt to win her third straight stakes race Wednesday in the $300,000 Zia Park Oaks, and her task became a bit easier this week when track officials said probable favorite Jojo Warrior had been declared from the 1 1/16-mile race. Read More...

Hoppertunity Gets Churchill Chance in Clark

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Rebel Stakes winner Hoppertunity will try the Clark Handicap in his second race off a layoff to allow healing of a quarter crack and the removal of an ankle chip. Read More...

New York adopts new drug rules

DRF | 4 days ago
The New York Gaming Commission on Monday adopted a set of new medication rules that will unify most of the major racing states in the Northeast, more than a year after the rules were first proposed in the region’s most important racing jurisdiction. Read More...

Sweeping New Drug Rules Approved in New York

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
New York regulators on Nov. 24 enacted the most sweeping set of equine drug rules in more than 30 years in the state, providing a more certain threshold for allowable amounts of medication from two dozen different drugs. Read More...

Old Friends Sets Open House for Silver Charm

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Old Friends will hold a special open house for champion, dual classic winner, and Hall of Famer Silver Charm, who is to arrive this week at its Thoroughbred retirement center in Georgetown, Ky. Read More...

Double carryover kicks off racing week

DRF | 4 days ago
The last big week of the New York season begins the same way as the last two weeks, with a multiple-day carryover in the pick six. After going un-hit for the third straight weekend, there is a double carryover of $91,575 beginning with race 4 at 1:47 p.m. Eastern. Read More...

Ever Rider can handle distance of Hawthorne Gold Cup

DRF | 4 days ago
Between nine and 13 horses are expected to be entered Wednesday when the Grade 2, $250,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup is drawn. The Gold Cup, the lone graded stakes race at Hawthorne’s fall-winter meet, will be contested Saturday. Read More...

Departing can give Stall second Clark score

DRF | 4 days ago
Al Stall Jr. knows how to gauge the depth of the Clark Handicap.
“Blame won the Clark in 2009, when it was a Grade 2,” Stall said, referring to his all-time best horse, who a year later was voted champion older male after winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic. “He beat a really good field [in the Clark]. Misremembered and Einstein were in there, and it was a full field of 14. The very next week, the race was upgraded to a Grade 1.” Read More...

Salute the Sarge to E.A. Ranches in California

DRF | 4 days ago
Grade 2 winner and young sire Salute the Sarge will relocate to stand the 2015 breeding season at E.A. Ranches in Ramona, Calif., for an advertised fee of $1,000, which will be waived for approved mares. Read More...

Da Silva, Contreras to ride in Tokyo this weekend

DRF | 4 days ago
Jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva, who piloted Up With the Birds to his only win of this season in the Grade 2 Nijinsky Stakes at Woodbine on July 19, will have the mount for Sunday’s Group 1 Japan Cup at Tokyo Racecourse. Read More...

Ben’s Cat looks to end skid in Fabulous Strike Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
Maryland-based millionaire Ben’s Cat won the Fabulous Strike Handicap each of the past two years and missed by a neck in a three-way photo when the sprint was known as the Six Bits in 2011. Despite his accomplishments, Ben’s Cat is no better than third choice at 5-1 on the morning line among 12 sprinters lined up for the $200,000 Fabulous Strike on Thanksgiving eve at Penn National. Read More...

Salute the Sarge to E.A. Ranches in Calif.

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Salute the Sarge, a multiple graded stakes winner at 2 and sire of grade III winner Salutos Amigos, will stand the 2015 breeding season at E.A. Ranches near Ramona, Calif. His fee will be $1,000. Read More...

Salute the Sarge to E.A. Ranches in CA

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Salute the Sarge, a multiple graded stakes winner at 2 and sire of grade III winner Salutos Amigos, will stand the 2015 breeding season at E.A. Ranches near Ramona, Calif. His fee will be $1,000. Read More...

Casse has strong hand for juvenile stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Mark Casse recorded his meet-leading 21st stakes victory in last Saturday’s Glorious Song Stakes and will look to add to that total this weekend with strong representation in both 2-year-old stakes races. Read More...

Lope De Vega Colt Brings 325,000gns at TATDEC

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014 11:27 AM ET TATDEC (Tattersalls December Yearling/Foal/Mare Sale)hip 175     Yearling C     Lope de Vega (Ire)--Princess Serena  &nbsp... Read More...

Diva Meg should be forwardly placed in Wednesday turf-mile feature

DRF | 4 days ago
The severity of the local weather having eased, Churchill Downs will resume Wednesday with the primary focus turning to the quality (and quantity) of racing during the final week of the fall meet. Read More...

Chimpanzees and the Tip of a Legal Iceberg

Attorney Steven Wise has become something of a professional interview subject this year. A group of lawsuits Wise filed at the end of 2013 has prompted attention from the New York Times, CNN, BBC,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Nov. 17 – Nov. 19

DRF | 4 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Balmoral, Northfield, Monticello and others. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from Nov. 17 – Nov. 19

DRF | 4 days ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Bergman: Breeders Crown winners and losers

DRF | 4 days ago
A dozen Breeders Crown races were contested last weekend at the Meadowlands and there were some major winners and some unfortunate losers in the game. Read More...