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Harris, Frazier Lead 2014 Washingon HOF Class

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Ben Harris and jockey Ricky Frazier head a stellar group of 2014 Washington Racing Hall of Fame inductees, Emerald Downs announced. Read More...

Zito sends out Spot for Curlin Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Nick Zito got the meet off to a good start Monday, saddling back-to-back winners Another Incident and Tony B. He’s hoping his good fortune will continue here Friday, when he sends out his Grade 2 winner, Spot, in the wide-open Curlin.
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Prayer for Relief wheels back for Whitney Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
The well-traveled Prayer for Relief, who finished third in the Grade 2 Suburban Handicap when taking his game to New York for the first time on Belmont Stakes Day, will take on an even tougher assignment when wheeling back in the Grade 1 Whitney Handicap here Aug. 2. Read More...

Handsome Mike stays put for San Diego Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
After initially deciding to sell their horse at auction last Sunday, the connections of Handsome Mike decided to keep him and point for Saturday’s $200,000 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar. Read More...

Equineline ‘Pedigree Binder’ Now Available

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Jockey Club Information Systems unveiled the "Pedigree Binder" July 23, enabling users to easily manage, store, and view Equineline pedigrees and other information online. Read More...

Wednesday at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Doug Salvatore looks at a baby race & the A.P. Indy Curse Wednesday at Saratoga. Read More...

Farish wins runoff election for Breeders’ Cup board seat

DRF | 3 days ago
William S. Farish Jr., a member of the family that owns Lane’s End Farm in central Kentucky, has won a runoff in an election for a four-year seat on the Breeders’ Cup board of directors, according to the organization. Read More...

Motion’s pair merits respect in turf co-features

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Graham Motion sends out a promising 3-year-old in each of the $40,000 divisions of the Friday feature at Monmouth Park. Read More...

LoPresti unconcerned as Wise Dan trains wearing tape

DRF | 3 days ago
The colorful strips of tape Wise Dan wore on his hindquarters during training hours both Tuesday and Wednesday morning may have looked alarming but were no cause for concern to the man they would matter to most, the two-time reigning Horse of the Year’s trainer Charlie LoPresti. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from July 16 – July 22

DRF | 3 days ago
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

OBS Fall Sale to Include Horses of Racing Age

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A new horses of racing age section will be added to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2014 fall mixed sale scheduled for Oct. 14-16. Read More...

Mohawk: Horses to watch from July 15 – July 21

DRF | 3 days ago
Horses to watch from Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Lexie Lou works for Wonder Where Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Queen’s Plate and Woodbine Oaks winner Lexie Lou worked over the turf training course Wednesday in preparation for her next start here Aug. 10 in the $250,000 Wonder Where Stakes. Read More...

OBS adds racing age section to fall mixed sale

DRF | 3 days ago
A horses of racing age section will be added to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's fall mixed sale, to be held Oct. 14 to 16. Read More...

Gardenia one possibility for On Fire Baby

DRF | 3 days ago
On Fire Baby is scheduled to breeze Saturday at Churchill Downs before trainer Gary Hartlage decides what to do next with the multiple Grade 1-winning mare. Read More...

Final Breeders’ Cup Board Seats Filled

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Breeders' Cup announced July 23 the final composition of its board of directors upon the completion of runoff voting by the 45 Breeders' Cup Members. Read More...

Farish Jr., Beck Win BC Board Run-Off Elections

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:59 AM ET William S. Farish Jr. and Antony Beck won run-off elections to serve on the BC Board of Directors. Read More...

Filly Taghrooda Takes Aim at Ascot History

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Classic-winning 3-year-old filly Taghrooda will face older males July 26, when she starts from the outside in the field of 12 expected for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot. Read More...

Sonoma County Fair set to open for 13-day meet

DRF | 3 days ago
Seven $50,000-added stakes will highlight the Sonoma County Fair’s 13-day racing meet beginning Friday in Santa Rosa, Calif. Read More...

Meadowlands: Royalty For Life tries to get back on top in Cashman

DRF | 3 days ago
On Saturday, 2013 Hambletonian winner Royalty For Life continues on his quest to fit in against his elders in the first of two $50,000 eliminations for the $300,650 John Cashman, Jr. Memorial to be raced on Hambletonian Day (August 2). Read More...

Luminance, Tara’s Tango will clash in Debutante

DRF | 3 days ago
The 2-year-old fillies Luminance and Tara’s Tango avoided one another on Sunday, when they ended up in divisions of maiden races for their debuts, but they are on a collision course now for the Grade 1, $300,000 Del Mar Debutante on Aug. 30 following their impressive victories. Read More...

Sky Kingdom gets more distance in Cougar II Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Sky Kingdom was nominated to both the 1 1/16-mile San Diego Handicap on Saturday and the 1 1/2-mile Cougar II Handicap on Friday, but the more trainer Bob Baffert evaluated the options, the more he thought the longer race was the better race. Read More...

Mohawk: Thursday 7/24 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Thursday 7/24 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Litfin: How I’d play Saratoga on Wednesday, July 23

DRF | 3 days ago
DRF handicapper Dave Litfin takes a close look at Wednesday's card at Saratoga. Read More...

Commanding Curve re-entered in Jim Dandy Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
In the end, the allure of a $600,000 purse was too enticing for the connections of Commanding Curve to pass up. Read More...

Crist: Lake George analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Wednesday’s featured Grade 2 Lake George drew a nice field of 3-year-old turf fillies but ultimately is all about Daring Dancer. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 7/24 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Thursday 7/24 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Tap for Ami tries to find his groove again in Friday co-feature

DRF | 3 days ago
Everything went right for Tap for Ami when he won his debut, but that wasn’t the case the second time out. He will try to rebound in his third trip postward in Friday’s fourth race at Woodbine, a first-level allowance sprint worth $58,600. Read More...

Free’s preview: Will speed hold again?

DRF | 3 days ago
A surprise during opening week was how well speed performed in routes on Polytrack. There were five routes, all at one mile. Three were won by the pacesetter, and two other winners were positioned within a half-length at the first pace call. The profile will be tested in race 3, a restricted (non-winners of two) $16,000 claiming race at one mile. Read More...

Free’s horses to watch at Del Mar

DRF | 3 days ago
Brad Free's horses to watch at Del Mar. Read More...

TOBA Schedules Events in Saratoga Springs

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is holding two educational events, as well as its annual members meeting, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., during the first week of August. Read More...

Risk Factors for EIPH in Australian Racehorses Studied

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Researchers know that exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage, or EIPH, can hinder a horse's lung function and athletic performance. What they're still not clear on, however, is which horses will bleed and when. But an Australian research team recently took a step closer to finding the answer. Read More...

Queen Elizabeth’s Horse Tests Positive for Morphine

A racehorse owned by Queen Elizabeth II that won the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year has tested positive for the banned substance morphine. Read More...

Hersh: Saratoga pick four play for Wednesday, July 23

DRF | 4 days ago
With a 60 percent chance of rain after 3 p.m. in Saratoga Springs, and a card back-loaded with grass races, we’ll stick to the front end of the Wednesday program and try for the early pick four, which, because of a steeplechase race in the opener, spans races 3-6. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 7:30 PM ET A Little Bit Sassy (More Than Ready) headlines a field of seven sophomore fillies in today's GII Lake George... Read More...

Sky Kingdom Returns to 1 1/2 Miles in Cougar

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Last year's Cougar II runner-up stretches back out to 12 furlongs versus 10 opponents. Read More...

Graded stakes analysis: Lake George Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Graded Stakes Analysis: Lake George Stakes Read More...

Judge accepts plea deal in Penn National clocker’s case

DRF | 4 days ago
A federal judge in Pennsylvania has accepted a plea agreement from a clocker at Penn National Race Course who was indicted last year for recording false workout times for horses, according to court records. Read More...

NY Tracks Awarded Extended VLT Hours

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
New York racetrack gaming facilities, most of which have been facing slumping financial numbers this year, will be able to stay open later into the early morning and be authorized to offer more free play. Read More...

Queen’s Horse Tests Positive for Morphine

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Estimate, the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup (Eng-I) winner belonging to Queen Elizabeth II, has tested positive for the banned substance morphine, Buckingham Palace announced July 22. Read More...

R Free Roll drills fast half-mile for Honorable Miss

DRF | 4 days ago
Florida invader R Free Roll sizzled four furlongs in 45.94 shortly after the renovation break over the main track on Tuesday in preparation for the Grade 2 Honorable Miss Stakes here next Monday. Read More...

TCA to honor vets Bramlage, Fallon, and Lavin

DRF | 4 days ago
Three veterinarians, Dr. Larry R. Bramlage, Dr. Edward H. Fallon and Dr. A. Gary Lavin, will be the Honored Guests at the Thoroughbred Club of America’s annual dinner, held on Sept. 28 at Keeneland Race Course. Read More...

Easy, Chicken Little: Southern California Racing Holding Its Own

The sky is not falling – at least not in the Southern California horse racing world, where I am in the midst of an annual summer pilgrimage. Hollywood Park has closed for good, and the Los Angeles... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Tattersalls sets dates for October yearling sale

DRF | 4 days ago
Tattersalls has scheduled its October yearling sale from Oct. 7 to 17 at its sale grounds in Newmarket, England. Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Jackpot Hi 5 growing

DRF | 4 days ago
The Jackpot Hi 5 carryover is $47,911 heading into the eighth race, a $10,000 maiden claimer at six furlongs. Read More...

Secret Circle back in training

DRF | 4 days ago
Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner, Secret Circle, hasn’t been seen since the spring, but he is back in training at Los Alamitos, and trainer Bob Baffert said a defense of his Sprint title is the goal. Read More...

Goldencents tops Crosby field

DRF | 4 days ago
Led by Goldencents, an outstanding field of sprinters is set to contest the Grade 1, $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes on Sunday at Del Mar. Read More...

Stidham’s weekend: ship, win, repeat

DRF | 4 days ago
From Toronto to Cleveland to Chicago to San Diego it was weekend to remember for Arlington-based trainer Mike Stidham. Read More...

Haskin: No More ‘What Ifs’ With Wise Dan

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Wise Dan's career is what it is, and now that he is about to embark on a comeback at age 7 from colic surgery, he should be appreciated for what he does and what he's accomplished. Read More...

Fury Kapcori to bypass San Diego Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
The potential pace and prospective lineup for the Grade 2, $200,000 San Diego Handicap on Saturday at Del Mar changed significantly on Tuesday morning when the connections of Fury Kapcori, the likely pacesetter and potential favorite, decided to bypass the race. Read More...