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Constitution Out of Kentucky Derby

Michael Compton | 3 days ago
Constitution, a leading Triple Crown hopeful off his win in last month’s $1 million Florida Derby (G1), will be forced to miss the May 3rd Kentucky Derby (G1)  due to the discovery of a hairline fracture in his front right cannon bone on Monday. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the undefeated son of Tapit breezed a [...](Read more...) Read More...

Constitution to miss Kentucky Derby with shin injury

DRF | 3 days ago
Constitution, the undefeated winner of the Florida Derby, will miss the Kentucky Derby and the rest of the Triple Crown because of a shin fracture, Elliott Walden, president of co-owner WinStar Farm, said Wednesday. Read More...

Animal Disease Tracking Map Launched

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Infectious disease researchers in Canada have launched an interactive online map designed to track diseases in dogs, cats, and horses around the world. The "Worms and Germs Map" can be accessed for free online. Read More...

Testing, Testing: How Strong Are Racing’s Drug Testing Programs?

When the state of Maryland released a call for proposals from laboratories interested in taking on the state’s post-race testing, Dr. Rick Sams, director of the HFL Sport Science Lab in central... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Yonkers: Driver Andy Miller injured in Yonkers Raceway accident

DRF | 4 days ago
Andy Miller suffered injuries when he was unseated in an accident in the first race Tuesday night at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Barretts May Sale Catalog Now Online

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The catalog for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age is now online and will be mailed soon. Read More...

Blue Grass Runner-Up Medal Count Derby Bound

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Medal Count, runner-up in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes April 12, will make his next start in the Kentucky Derby May 3 at Churchill Downs, trainer Dale Romans confirmed April 1. Read More...

Fillies Sparkle in Furlong Drills at OBS

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A quartet of fillies topped the breeze tab at Ocala Training Center in Ocala, Fla., April 15 during the first of four under-tack previews for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 7:18 PM ET The field drew for Royal Randwick's G1 Queen Elizabeth S. and trainer Chris Waller will saddle five,... Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 7:18 PM ET The field drew for Royal Randwick's G1 Queen Elizabeth S. and trainer Chris Waller will saddle five,... Read More...

OBS Spring: Four clock fastest furlong on breeze show’s first day

DRF | 4 days ago
A quartet of fillies registered the fastest time for an eighth of a mile on Monday during the first under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training, covering the distance in :9 4/5 seconds. Read More...

Santiva relocated to Swifty Farms in Indiana

DRF | 4 days ago
Grade 2 winner Santiva has relocated to Swifty Farms in Seymour, Ind., where he will stand for an advertised fee of $3,000. Read More...

DRF hires Fornatale as tournament editor

DRF | 4 days ago
Daily Racing Form announced Tuesday that Peter Thomas Fornatale has joined the company in the newly created role of tournament editor. Read More...

2014 Stallion Showcase

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A gallery of stallions from across the country. Read More...

Game On Dude Arrives for Charles Town Classic

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Game On Dude arrived in West Virginia April 15 ahead of his expected start in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) April 19, when he will bid for a repeat victory in the race. Read More...

Darby Dan names Hamilton director of client development

DRF | 4 days ago
Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Ky., has named John Hamilton its director of client development. Read More...

Hamilton Joins Darby Dan Farm

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Darby Dan Farm has named John Hamilton as the director of client development at the Lexington farm. Read More...

‘A Not-To-Be-Missed Uptown Society Event’

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Elite sport and high-end chic come together with the 20th international edition of the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (HK-I), set for Sunday, April 27, at Sha Tin Racecourse. Read More...

Keeneland: DRF Plus handicapping report for April 16, 2014

DRF | 4 days ago
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Keeneland: Closer Looks for April 16, 2014

DRF | 4 days ago
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Trainer Calhoun, jockey Cabrera lead respective standings

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Bret Calhoun and jockey David Cabrera jumped out to early leads in the trainer and jockey standings. Read More...

Santana to ride Tapiture if horse goes in Kentucky Derby

DRF | 4 days ago
Ricardo Santana Jr. will have the mount on Tapiture if he runs in the Kentucky Derby, trainer Steve Asmussen said Tuesday. Read More...

Lone Star concerts draw big crowds

DRF | 4 days ago
Opening week at Lone Star finished with high attendance Friday and Saturday, with Equibase reporting crowds of 15,633 Friday and 17,000 Saturday. Read More...

Aqueduct: DRF Plus handicapping report for April 16, 2014

DRF | 4 days ago
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Aqueduct: Closer Looks for April 16, 2014

DRF | 4 days ago
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Taptowne arrives early for Texas Mile

DRF | 4 days ago
Nominations for the Grade 3, $200,000 Texas Mile on April 26 don’t close until Thursday, but one invader for the race, Taptowne, is already on the Lone Star backstretch, readying for a start. Read More...

AHC’s Issues Forum Scheduled for June 24

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
"Where Have All the Horses Gone" is the theme for the American Horse Council's 2014 National Issues Forum held June 24 in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the AHC's annual meeting. Read More...

Summer Front Aims to Defend Miami Mile Crown

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Waterford Stable's Summer Front will try to win the Miami Mile Handicap (gr. IIIT) for a second straight year when the 5-year-old son of War Front faces an expected 13 rivals in the April 19 race. Read More...

Emollient Back at Keeneland in Doubledogdare

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Juddmonte homebred, 2-for-2 at Keeneland after notching double grade I wins at the Lexington oval, finds softer spot April 18 in $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (gr. III). Read More...

Florida Groups Target New Quarter Horse Track

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Establish racing and breeding organizations in Florida are united in opposition to a new Ocala-area Quarter Horse track it contends has several safety issues and only is concerned about offer poker and full-card simulcasts. Read More...

Harness Racing: Top horsemen promote the sport, retired racehorses

DRF | 4 days ago
With the busy schedule of the country’s leading catch drivers and trainers, it is very rare that you will find them giving up a day off to come to a national equine expo, but on April 13th at Equine Affaire in Columbus, OH, Ronnie Wrenn Jr, Aaron Merriman, Trace Tetrick, Mickey Burke, and Luke Ebersole participated in the harness racing demonstration. Read More...

Santiva Moves to Swifty Farms in Indiana

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Santiva, a grade II-winning son of Giant's Causeway, has moved from Gerry and Dana Aschinger's War Horse Place near Lexington to Dana Myers' Swifty Farms near Seymour, Ind. Read More...

WV to Tackle Latest Round of Model Rules

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Thoroughbred industry stakeholders in West Virginia will meet May 6 to consider changes in the state's racing rules, including a few related to the National Uniform Medication Program. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Catalogs 580 Juveniles

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Fasig-Tipton's Midlantic division has cataloged 580 entries for its 2-year-olds in training sale May 19-20 at Timonium, Md. Read More...

Rail good spot for Harris in Aqueduct allowance

DRF | 4 days ago
Contrary to common perception, the rail has been the place to be this spring in Aqueduct’s one-mile dirt races, and that’s where Harris breaks from against five opponents in Thursday’s $67,000, first-level allowance feature. Read More...

Slideshow: The Week in Photos for 4/15/2014

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Keeneland, Oaklawn Park, Japan, Australia, Santa Anita Park, Woodbine, Calder & More. Read More...

My Flag Dies

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:42 AM ET Claiborne Farm has announced the passing of My Flag (Easy Goer). Read More...

American Equine Summit Set for April 26-27

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The 2014 American Equine Summit, which will feature presentations from prominent equine experts, will be held April 26-27 at Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary in Chatham, N.Y. Read More...

Dick Jerardi: Charles Town Classic soars to high stature

DRF | 4 days ago
Two weeks before the Kentucky Derby, when all the major Derby preps are done, is perfect timing to get some attention for your race and your race track. And Charles Town management has certainly done that with a huge purse and what promises to be a great card of racing culminating with Game On Dude trying to defend his title in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic. Read More...

Champion Producer My Flag Dies at Claiborne

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Four-time grade I winner My Flag died at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., after foaling a healthy bay colt by Bernardini on April 12. Read More...

Noble Tune retired to stud in South Africa

DRF | 4 days ago
Graded stakes winner Noble Tune has been retired and will begin his stud career with the upcoming Southern Hemisphere season at Rathmor Stud in South Africa. He will stand for a fee of 25,000 Rand, or about $2,365 in U.S. funds. Read More...

Oaklawn stewards disqualify Please Explain for positive test

DRF | 4 days ago
Please Explain, an outside contender for the Kentucky Oaks, has been disqualified from her third-place finish in the Grade 3 Honeybee Stakes on March 8 at Oaklawn Park after she tested positive for an excessive level of a regulated corticosteroid, according to Oaklawn stewards. Read More...

European imports add intrigue to Appalachian Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
A pair of newbies from overseas gives the Appalachian Stakes even further intrigue, a welcome element of handicapping difficulty that will be resolved when the Grade 3, $100,000 Appalachian is run as the eighth of nine Thursday races at Keeneland. Read More...

Grade 1 winner, producer My Flag dies at Claiborne

DRF | 4 days ago
My Flag, a Grade 1 winner and dam of champion Storm Flag Flying, was euthanized due to complications from foaling after producing a healthy Bernardini colt on April 12. She was 21. Read More...

Shared Belief has first work since Jan. 3

DRF | 4 days ago
Shared Belief, last year’s champion 2-year-old male who has been sidelined all year with foot problems, took his first step toward a return to action with a three-furlong work at Golden Gate Fields on Tuesday morning that trainer Jerry Hollendorfer timed in 38.40 seconds over the Tapeta surface. Read More...

WGOH: One for the Little Guys

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Tax court opinion will help owners who aren't living alongside their horses. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton releases Midlantic juvenile sale catalog

DRF | 4 days ago
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale catalog is now online, featuring a group of 580 juveniles. Read More...

Vespone Filly Takes Diane Trial

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 9:13 AM ET 1st at SCD (SAINT-CLOUD)G3 Prix Penelope     Winner: Goldy Espony (Fr) by Vespone (Ire) Henri-Alex Pantall's Goldy Espony (Fr) (Vespone {Ire... Read More...

Bejarano to ride Wildcat Red in Kentucky Derby

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Jose Garoffalo confirmed Tuesday that Rafael Bejarano will ride Wildcat Red in the Kentucky Derby. Bejarano will be the sixth different jockey to be aboard the Fountain of Youth Stakes winner and Florida Derby runner-up in as many starts. Read More...