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TIP Youth Ambassadors Share Their OTTB Enthusiasm

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Incentive Program Youth Ambassadors are a special group of young off-track Thoroughbred supporters who want to share their passion for ex-racehorses with the equestrian world. Read More...

Tom Queally, Rider of Frankel, Moves Tack to California

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Tom Queally, known best as the regular jockey of undefeated European champion Frankel, has relocated to Northern California, where he'll begin riding Nov. 16 at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

DRF | 6 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Thursday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Horse Races Now Appoints Interim CEO Leeds

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Horse Races Now Board of Directors has appointed board member R. Scott Leeds as Interim Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Read More...

Broken Vow Filly Tops Keeneland November Ninth Session

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Weanlings brought eight of the 10 highest prices of the Nov. 15 ninth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, led by the sale of a daughter of Broken Vow to Hidden Brook, agent, for $110,000. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Adds 73 to Midlantic December Mixed Sale

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged an additional 73 entries for its upcoming Midlantic December mixed sale, to be held Dec. 5 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md. Read More...

Keeneland November: Weanlings dominate Book 5 opener

DRF | 6 days ago
Book 5 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale kicked off on Wednesday with steady results dominated by weanlings, led by a $110,000 Broken Vow filly. Read More...

Dona Bruja Bids for More Churchill Success in Cardinal

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Dona Bruja (ARG), winner of the Old Forester Mint Julep Handicap (G3T) on Churchill Downs' Matt Winn Turf Course in June, will seek her second stakes triumph over that surface in the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (G3T) Nov. 18. Read More...

Bergman: What a difference a year makes

DRF | 6 days ago
Somehow those who have watched and enjoyed the sport had to know that there was just no way 2017 could ever live up to 2016 on a broad scale. There could not be another 1:46 pacer or a field of horses that deserve superlatives every time they reached the track. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 11/17 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Friday 11/17 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 11/17 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 11/17 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Richardson to Receive KTO Horseman of the Year Award

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Dr. J. David Richardson is the 2017 recipient of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners' prestigious Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award. Read More...

Adena Springs Announces 2018 Stud Fees

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Adena Springs' nine-horse stallion roster is led by Ghostzapper, who finished 2017 as the eighth general leading sire in North America. His 2018 fee will be $85,000, increased from $75,000 last year. Read More...

Ghostzapper to stand for $85,000 at Adena Springs in 2018

DRF | 6 days ago
Hall of Famer Ghostzapper will stand for an increased fee of $85,000, and his sire Awesome Again will remain at a private fee for 2018 at Adena Springs’s flagship Kentucky farm. Read More...

English Channel leads Calumet stallion roster

DRF | 6 days ago
Calumet Farm in Lexington, Ky., released the 2018 advertised fees for its 22-horse stallion roster, led once again by English Channel at $25,000 and featuring four new additions. Read More...

Calumet Farm Announces 2018 Stallion Roster

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Keen Ice, Bal a Bali, War Correspondent, and Mr. Z have been added to the Calumet Stallion Roster for 2018, which announced it's fees for the upcoming season Nov. 15. Read More...

Jose Ortiz to have knee surgery, will miss six weeks

DRF | 6 days ago
Jose Ortiz, a leading contender for the Eclipse Award as North America’s outstanding jockey, will undergo minor knee surgery on Dec. 5 and miss at least six weeks of action. Read More...

She’screative tries to carry her speed in Louisiana Jewel

DRF | 6 days ago
She'screative will attempt to stretch her excellent speed around two turns Friday night, when she faces fellow stakes winner Emily's Lollipop and impressive last-out winners Testing One Two, Yes Gorgeous, and Girls Life in the $150,000 Louisiana Jewel at Delta Downs. Read More...

Desi Arnaz Stakes could provide rival for Alluring Star

DRF | 6 days ago
The Desi Arnaz Stakes for 2-year-old fillies on Saturday at Del Mar could be a springboard to the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Starlet three weeks hence. Read More...

Prat to represent U.S. in Hong Kong jockey competition

DRF | 6 days ago
Flavien Prat will represent the United States in an international jockey championship at Happy Valley racecourse in Hong Kong on Dec. 6, it was announced on Wednesday by the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Read More...

Abel Tasman, Mor Spirit getting time off

DRF | 6 days ago
The Bob Baffert-trained duo of Abel Tasman and Mor Spirit both are getting some time off, but are to remain in training next year. Read More...

Greyvitos to Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity

DRF | 6 days ago
Greyvitos, upset winner of the Bob Hope Stakes for 2-year-olds last weekend, has earned a berth in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity on Dec. 9, trainer Adam Kitchingman said. Read More...

Welder looks sharp for Silver Goblin Stakes

DRF | 6 days ago
It is an Oklahoma Classics reunion on Friday night at Remington Park, where five horses who last raced in the statebred stakes series meet in the $50,000 Silver Goblin. Read More...

Hovdey: Final Grade 1’s only count for show and dough

DRF | 6 days ago
There's no use fighting it. Not even the traditional calendar has a chance. The 2017 Thoroughbred racing season, as far as championships go, lasted 10 months and a few days, effectively ending the moment Win the Space trundled home last in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Del Mar on Nov. 4. Read More...

Zandar sharp for Friday turf sprint

DRF | 6 days ago
Seven were entered for Friday's $43,000 feature, a first-level optional claimer at five furlongs on the turf. Trainer Brendan Walsh will send out Zandar as the likely favorite should the race stay on the grass. Read More...

Hall of Famer Lure Dies at Age 28

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Two-time Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) winner and Hall of Famer Lure died the morning Nov. 15 due to infirmities of old age, Claiborne Farm announced. The son of Danzig was 28. Read More...

Smooth Daddy gets some class relief in optional claimer

DRF | 6 days ago
Both Smooth Daddy and Roman Approval are principal players in Friday's third race at Aqueduct, a high-level optional-claiming turf marathon. Read More...

Sadler’s Joy taking a break in Florida

DRF | 6 days ago
Trainer Tom Albertrani has shipped Breeders' Cup Turf fourth-place finisher Sadler's Joy to the Palm Meadows Training Center in south Florida, where he will be rested before gearing up for next season. Read More...

Aqueduct offering stakes to go with your turkey

DRF | 6 days ago
This Saturday will begin the best two-week run in New York racing until next spring. Twelve stakes with total purses of more than $1.82 million will be run Saturday through Sunday, Nov. 26. The following Saturday, Dec. 2, is Cigar Mile Day, when four stakes with combined purses of $1.45 million will be held at Aqueduct. Read More...

Trevor McCarthy making jump to New York

DRF | 6 days ago
Jockey Trevor McCarthy hasn't ridden since being injured in a May spill at Monmouth Park but expects to be cleared to start galloping horses early next month. When he returns to the races around the first of the year, McCarthy will be changing venues and leaving the friendly confines of Maryland for New York. Read More...

Hall of Famer Lure Passes at Age 28

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Two-time Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) winner and Hall of Famer Lure passed away the morning Nov. 15 due to infirmities of old age, Claiborne Farm announced. The son of Danzig was 28. Read More...

Legendary Horseman Robert Courtney Sr. Dead at 96

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Robert Courtney Sr., who mentored generations of horsemen and dispensed wisdom and laughs at every turn, has died in his Lexington home at age 96. Read More...

Race Horses Now Appoints Interim CEO Leeds

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Horse Races Now Board of Directors has appointed board member R. Scott Leeds as Interim Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Read More...

Dona Bruja’s Cardinal start hinges on turf condition

DRF | 6 days ago
Dona Bruja will be favored as the starting 122-pound highweight Saturday in the Cardinal Handicap, but trainer Ignacio Correas said she will run only if the rainy forecast does not overly affect the Churchill turf course. Read More...

Emerald Downs 2018 season to open April 22

DRF | 6 days ago
Emerald Downs Racetrack and Casino announced that their 2018 meet will begin Sunday, April 22 and conclude Sunday, Sept. 30. Read More...

Stewart eyes Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes for maiden Givemeaminit

DRF | 6 days ago
He's still a maiden, but that wouldn't preclude Givemeaminit from being one of the favorites for the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, one of six graded stakes that help close the 21-day Churchill fall meet next week. Read More...

Van Berg still training as he battles cancer

DRF | 6 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg recently underwent surgery for cancer of his inner jaw but continues to train a stable that will move to Oaklawn Park in Arkansas shortly after the Churchill Downs fall meet ends Nov. 26. Read More...

Impressive maiden winner Batiquitos returns in turf allowance

DRF | 6 days ago
Batiquitos, one of the more impressive debut winners of the Santa Anita winter meeting, finally returns to the races on Friday at Del Mar in a five-furlong turf sprint for older California-bred females. Read More...

Two-time Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Lure dies at 28

DRF | 6 days ago
Hall of Famer and two-time Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Lure died Wednesday morning at his longtime home, Claiborne Farm, due to the infirmities of old age. The son of Danzig was 28. Read More...

Bourke wins trip in and of his dreams

DRF | 6 days ago
Michael Bourke is going to Australia courtesy of Sky Racing World and DRF Tournaments. Bourke, a retired attorney, doesn't play in a lot of handicapping contests, but he is on the DRF Tournaments email list, and a few weeks ago he saw a note about a game that interested him: the Everest Tournament. Read More...

Polar River Set for U.S. Debut in Return to Racing

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
With a new trainer in place and a start in the United States for the first time, group 3 winner Polar River is entered in a one-mile allowance-optional claiming race Nov. 16 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

100 horses on offer in Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners mixed sale

DRF | 6 days ago
The catalog for the 2017 Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners mixed sale is now available online, with 100 horses on offer. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Everybody’s Talking

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
We're talking about the "rivalry" between a certain pair of sale companies, both of which happen to be based in Lexington. Read More...

Southern Gem gets away from the big girls

DRF | 6 days ago
Southern Gem gets some much-needed class relief in Friday's third race at Woodbine, a second-level optional claimer for fillies and mares. Read More...