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Keeneland Spring Meet Set to Open April 3

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Keeneland begins its 2015 spring meet April 3 with the first two days of its 15-day stand anchored by the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes(gr. I), which moves up a week as part of a richer, re-ordered stakes calendar. Read More...

Stellar Wind Striking for Curlin

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Three of Smart Strike's best sons-who retired to stud in the space of four years-are shaping up as if they have the potential to make their way to the upper echelons of the North American stallion colony. Read More...

Cooperative, Monarch End Simulcast Dispute

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The lengthy dispute that has kept members of the Mid-Atlantic Cooperative from offering wagering on racetracks represented by Monarch Content Management has ended, an official confirmed March 27. Read More...

One Lucky Dane to Join Dortmund in SA Derby

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
One Lucky Dane, an impressive allowance/optional claiming winner in his last start at Santa Anita Park March 19, will likely join unbeaten stablemate Dortmund in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 4. Read More...

Balmoral: Sunday 3/29 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Sunday 3/29 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Takamatsunomiya Kinen first Grade 1 of year in Japan

DRF | 4 days ago
Aerovelocity and Straight Girl, the first- and third-place finishers of the Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin last December, are the leading contenders in Sunday’s $1,658,831 Takamatsunomiya Kinen at about six furlongs at Chukyo Racecourse in Japan. Read More...

Grade I Winner La Tia Retired

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Salvador Hernandez' homebred La Tia, winner of the 2014 Matriarch Stakes (gr. IT), has been retired from racing. The 6-year-old daughter of City Place will be bred to Candy Ride. Read More...

Dubai Trackwork Notes, March 27

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Following is the March 27 update on some of the horses preparing for races on the $30 million Dubai World Cup card, to be run March 28 at Meydan. Read More...

Criminal charges filed against four veterinarians in Pennsylvania

DRF | 4 days ago
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania filed criminal charges Thursday in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg against four veterinarians for allegedly administering drugs to horses at Penn National within 24 hours of the horse being scheduled to race. Read More...

Fantasy will kick off Racing Festival of the South

DRF | 4 days ago
Oaklawn Park moves into its most important stretch of racing next Saturday, April 4, with the Grade 3, $400,000 Fantasy Stakes. The feature for 3-year-old fillies opens the annual Racing Festival of the South. Read More...

Hovdey: Tedesco the constant in changing surfaces

DRF | 4 days ago
With nearly 40 years of racetrack experience, Rich Tedesco is supervising what could be the most important surface laid in California in what has been a seemingly endless series of West Coast projects over the past 10 years. Read More...

Successful winter-spring meet comes to a close

DRF | 4 days ago
Turfway’s winter-spring meet wraps up Sunday with a nine-race card to close out a largely successful season. The track raised its modest purses twice, and its Polytrack synthetic surface withstood a harsh winter. Read More...

Training hours get busy as meet nears open

DRF | 4 days ago
A week removed from opening day Friday, the Keeneland barn area is beginning to fill up, and horses are prepping for upcoming races with breezes over the Keeneland dirt track. Fifty-four horses recorded works Friday at Keeneland, with horses from the stables of trainers Wesley Ward, Ian Wilkes, and Nick Zito particularly active. Read More...

Training hours get busy as meet nears open

DRF | 4 days ago
A week removed from opening day Friday, the Keeneland barn area is beginning to fill up, and horses are prepping for upcoming races with breezes over the Keeneland dirt track. Fifty-four horses recorded works Friday at Keeneland, with horses from the stables of trainers Wesley Ward, Ian Wilkes, and Nick Zito particularly active. Read More...

Super Saver’s Competitive Edge Picks Up Where He Left Off

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Friday, March 27, 2015 1:49 PM ET 2nd at GPX (Gulfstream Park)Tamarac S. ($60K)     Winner: Competitive Edge by Super Saver Grade I winner Competitive Edge (Super Saver) defea... Read More...

Texas Red training lightly

DRF | 4 days ago
Texas Red remains in light training with Keith Desormeaux after a persistent foot issue ended any hope of a start in a Triple Crown race for the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last November. Read More...

Texas Red training lightly

DRF | 4 days ago
Texas Red remains in light training with Keith Desormeaux after a persistent foot issue ended any hope of a start in a Triple Crown race for the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last November. Read More...

Five Palms wins comeback for Baffert

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert has yet another promising older horse in his stable in Five Palms, who returned from a 15-month layoff to win a second-level optional $62,500 claimer at seven furlongs Thursday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Five Palms wins comeback for Baffert

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert has yet another promising older horse in his stable in Five Palms, who returned from a 15-month layoff to win a second-level optional $62,500 claimer at seven furlongs Thursday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Wise Dan making progress, yet to resume jogging

DRF | 4 days ago
Wise Dan, the 2012 and 2013 Horse of the Year, is making progress after a compression fracture to his right front cannon bone was diagnosed last fall but has not yet healed enough to resume jogging or galloping, according to trainer Charlie LoPresti. Read More...

Wise Dan making progress, yet to resume jogging

DRF | 4 days ago
Wise Dan, the 2012 and 2013 Horse of the Year, is making progress after a compression fracture to his right front cannon bone was diagnosed last fall but has not yet healed enough to resume jogging or galloping, according to trainer Charlie LoPresti. Read More...

Bejarano takes off mounts on Friday’s card

DRF | 4 days ago
Leading rider Rafael Bejarano took off his mounts on Friday after he was unseated in the gallop-out after Thursday’s first race at Santa Anita. Read More...

Bejarano takes off mounts on Friday’s card

DRF | 4 days ago
Leading rider Rafael Bejarano took off his mounts on Friday after he was unseated in the gallop-out after Thursday’s first race at Santa Anita. Read More...

Harness: 15,000 wins for driver Tony Morgan

DRF | 4 days ago
Driver Tony Morgan joined an elite club on Friday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia. The 56-year-old picked up win No. 15,000 to become just the third driver in history to accomplish that lofty feat. Read More...

Harness: 15,000 wins for driver Tony Morgan

DRF | 4 days ago
Driver Tony Morgan joined an elite club on Friday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia. The 56-year-old picked up win No. 15,000 to become just the third driver in history to accomplish that lofty feat. Read More...

Competitive Edge blitzes ‘em in return

DRF | 4 days ago
Competitive Edge made a stylish return to the races Friday at Gulfstream Park, striking the front soon after the start and galloping to an 8 1/4-length victory over previously undefeated Mr. Jordan in the $58,200 Tamarac Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Competitive Edge blitzes ‘em in return

DRF | 4 days ago
Competitive Edge made a stylish return to the races Friday at Gulfstream Park, striking the front soon after the start and galloping to an 8 1/4-length victory over previously undefeated Mr. Jordan in the $58,200 Tamarac Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

All in Fun well spotted in Sanibel Island

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Shug McGaughey has taken the conservative route and entered All in Fun in Sunday’s $75,000 Sanibel Island Handicap for 3-year-old fillies on the turf. Read More...

All in Fun well spotted in Sanibel Island

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Shug McGaughey has taken the conservative route and entered All in Fun in Sunday’s $75,000 Sanibel Island Handicap for 3-year-old fillies on the turf. Read More...

Valor Farm continues Scharbauer’s legacy

DRF | 4 days ago
In the year since the passing of Clarence Scharbauer Jr., the Valor Farm operation he founded in Pilot Point, Texas, has continued his legacy of producing quality horses. Read More...

Valor Farm continues Scharbauer’s legacy

DRF | 4 days ago
In the year since the passing of Clarence Scharbauer Jr., the Valor Farm operation he founded in Pilot Point, Texas, has continued his legacy of producing quality horses. Read More...

Swan song for Fasig-Tipton Texas

DRF | 4 days ago
The Fasig-Tipton Texas auction of 2-year-olds in training on Tuesday will mark the end of an era. The sale administered by the Kentucky-based auction house will be the final one for the Fasig-Tipton Texas office. Since 1997, Fasig-Tipton Texas has conducted as many as three different auctions each year, all at a sales pavilion at Lone Star Park that was built in partnership by the Dallas-area track, Fasig-Tipton, and owners and breeders with ties to Texas. The sales have been sponsored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association. Read More...

Swan song for Fasig-Tipton Texas

DRF | 4 days ago
The Fasig-Tipton Texas auction of 2-year-olds in training on Tuesday will mark the end of an era. The sale administered by the Kentucky-based auction house will be the final one for the Fasig-Tipton Texas office. Since 1997, Fasig-Tipton Texas has conducted as many as three different auctions each year, all at a sales pavilion at Lone Star Park that was built in partnership by the Dallas-area track, Fasig-Tipton, and owners and breeders with ties to Texas. The sales have been sponsored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association. Read More...

Galicado stays home for Santana Mile

DRF | 4 days ago
alicado is not supposed to be running in Sunday’s $75,000 Santana Mile at Santa Anita.A few weeks ago, Galicado was an intended starter for Saturday’s $2 million United Arab Emirates Derby at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Those plans were canceled when Galicado spiked a temperature of 102. Read More...

Delahoussaye back in Louisiana

DRF | 4 days ago
A pair of old friends spent a day at the races here Thursday. Ray Sibille, the former jockey, was running a horse he trains in the final race. Eddie Delahoussaye, the former jockey and Sibille’s best friend, came along for the afternoon. Read More...

Grade 1 winner, millionaire La Tia retired

DRF | 4 days ago
The multiple stakes-winning mare La Tia has been retired and will be bred to Candy Ride, according to the Fair Grounds publicity department. Read More...

Lovely Maria points to Ashland

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Larry Jones has had two top 3-year-old fillies here this meet in I’m a Chatterbox and Lovely Maria, but when it came down to final preps for the May 1 Kentucky Oaks, he decided to try to divide and conquer. Read More...

Jerkens considering options for V. E. Day, Wicked Strong

DRF | 4 days ago
After an emotional couple of months in south Florida, trainer Jimmy Jerkens and his stable of stakes runners are getting ready to head north for the spring. Read More...

Meet closes with pair of featured turf sprints

DRF | 4 days ago
Fair Grounds heads into its closing day card Sunday in a far better position than a year ago, when problems with the turf course were among several issues that raised the ire of horsemen. Read More...

New York nixes gaming expansion

DRF | 4 days ago
Plans to expand video lottery terminal gaming at a New York racetrack and an off-track betting venue were halted during state budget negotiations, BloodHorse reports. Read More...

The Wizard: Taking a stand against the 8-5 and 2-1 favorites in Florida Derby

DRF | 4 days ago
Saturday’s Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park offers very little surprises if you are searching for a longshot to upset the three clear betting favorites. It’s unfortunate, because Upstart, the 8-5 morning-line favorite, and Itsaknockout, the 2-1 second choice, are both the types of horses you want to take a position against. Read More...

We Be Stormin back in his age group in Rainbow Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
We Be Stormin will return to racing with straight 3-year-olds Sunday when he attempts to win his fourth consecutive race in the $75,000 Rainbow Stakes at Oaklawn Park. He is among seven Arkansas-breds set for the six-furlong sprint, including the standout maiden winner Weast Hill and the developing Meanbone. Read More...

Four Penn National Vets Face Federal Charges

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
In a move that sounded a lot like the other shoe dropping, federal criminal charges have been filed against four racetrack veterinarians involved in treating horses at Penn National Race Course near Grantville, Pa. Read More...

Four Penn National Vets Face Federal Charges

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
In a move that sounded a lot like the other shoe dropping, federal criminal charges have been filed against four racetrack veterinarians involved in treating horses at Penn National Race Course near Grantville, Pa. Read More...

NYRA handle dips slightly in 2014

DRF | 4 days ago
Despite a record-shattering Belmont Stakes Day – which out-handled the previous year’s event by more than $60 million – total all-sources handle on New York Racing Association’s races in 2014 was down $20 million, or 0.9 percent, compared to 2013, according to figures released by the NYRA on Friday. Read More...

The Friday Show: Derbies And Rainbows, On The Scene At Gulfstream

It’s one of the biggest weekends on the racing calendar, featuring the Florida Derby, the Louisiana Derby, and the $10 million Dubai World Cup, where Horse of the Year California Chrome is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Bet This, Not That: Races on Saturday, March 28

DRF | 4 days ago
Last week, we used DRF Formulator to find a few nice winners at $13.80, $15.20, and $44.80, and we’re back looking at a few we like at Gulfstream, plus one price play in the Louisiana Derby. Formulator allows you to see the lifetime past performances of horses who have run in the past five years for any trainer who has horses entered, as well as charts, replays, filters, and more. With access to this database and with one-click access to replays, it can allow you to see some things that aren’t readily available to the betting public. Read More...

Positive ROI Report for Friday, March 27

DRF | 4 days ago
Download positive ROI trainer statistics for Friday's cards at Aqueduct, Charles Town, Fair Grounds, Fonner Park, Golden Gate, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Laurel Park, Los Alamitos, Oaklawn Park, Penn National, Santa Anita, Derby Futures, Sunland Park, Tampa Bay Downs, and Turfway Park. The report features top trainer angles, top trainer/jockey combinations, and profitable betting angles based on a trainer's record in similar situations. Read More...

Hammersly: Santa Anita pick three play for Saturday, March 28

DRF | 4 days ago
Some big, competitive fields give the day’s final pick three (races 7-9) some appeal. Read More...

Casners Aim to Add Chapter to Dubai Success

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Bill and Susan Casner won the 2009 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) with WinStar Farm's Well Armed and will send out My Johnny Be Good for the S & M Al Naboodah Group UAE Derby (UAE-II) March 28. Read More...