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Aqueduct raises purses, adds stakes to spring meet

DRF | 5 days ago
The New York Racing Association will try to entice horsemen who winter in south Florida to return to New York in early April by raising purses for overnight races and adding a handful of new turf stakes to the Aqueduct spring schedule. Read More...

Wagering comes to Gulfstream mall

DRF | 5 days ago
For the first time since the Village at Gulfstream Park opened adjacent to the racetrack five years ago, wagering will become available inside the mall with the opening of Frankey’s Sports Bar on Tuesday night. Read More...

Munjaz leads McLaughlin’s four-win weekend

DRF | 5 days ago
On Saturday, Todd Pletcher won four races, including a pair of stakes here and the Queens County at Aqueduct. But he isn’t the only trainer who had himself a big weekend both here and in New York. Read More...

Bergman: No welfare for 4-year-olds

DRF | 5 days ago
Moving into 2015, is the sport of harness racing still looking for a needle in a haystack? Jay Bergman looks at whether there is really a need for races exclusively for 4-year-olds. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Horses to watch from Dec. 8 – Dec. 11

DRF | 5 days ago
Horses to watch from Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Harness: Confederation Cup to return in 2015

DRF | 5 days ago
The Confederation Cup, one of Canadian harness racing’s signature events, will return to Flamboro Downs in 2015 after a two-year hiatus. Read More...

Longshots come alive on Saturday card at Tampa Bay Downs

DRF | 5 days ago
When Crusader Kris ($94.20) outgamed 27-to-1 Musical Journey to take the nightcap on Saturday and top a list of exotic wager payoffs that included a $1,519.60 exacta, $42,994.10 superfecta, and $26,194.20 pick four, it was a fitting final act to a bizarre afternoon of racing that featured plenty of prizes and surprises. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Dec. 8 – Dec. 10

DRF | 5 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Balmoral, Dover, Northfield and others. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from Dec. 8 – Dec. 11

DRF | 5 days ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Savoy Stomp will try to rebound in Wednesday one-mile feature

DRF | 5 days ago
The Wednesday feature at the south Florida track is a $37,000 first-level allowance, with a $75,000 claiming option, to be run at the testing distance of a one-turn mile, and the connections of some of the starters might be justified in believing their 2-year-old might eventually become a stakes-caliber 3-year-old. Read More...

Equibase Adds Foal Crop Comparison Data

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Equibase has introduced a leaders' list by foal crop that will enable users to determine which horse earned the most money, won the most races, or had the most stakes wins among its foal crop. Read More...

He Looks Hot denies Heza Dasha Fire a lucrative bonus in Two Million Futurity

DRF | 5 days ago
He Looks Hot, owned and bred by track chairman Ed Allred, scored an upset win in Sunday’s $2,078,775 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity over 400 yards. Read More...

Trip Notes for December 13: Sugar Swirl, Starlet

DRF | 5 days ago
Trip Notes for December 13: Sugar Swirl and Starlet Stakes by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

Northfield: Monday 12/15 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 5 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Monday 12/15 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Monday 12/15 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Monday 12/15 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014 9:46 PM ET Able Friend (Aus) (Shamardal) and Designs on Rome (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}) gave memorable performances at Sha... Read More...

Zooming, Perfect Fit give Calhoun exacta in Trapeze Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Zooming overtook stablemate Perfect Fit to win the $100,000 Trapeze by a length at Remington Park on Sunday, giving trainer Bret Calhoun a one-two finish in the one-mile race for 2-year-old fillies. It was another 2 1/4 lengths back to Sweet Opportunity in third. Read More...

Grindstone Offspring Shine on Oregon-Bred Day

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Offspring of 1996 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Grindstone took three stakes, including the co-featured events for 2-year-olds, on Oregon Championship Day for state-breds Dec. 14 at Portland Meadows. Read More...

Bayerd holds on to win Springboard Mile by a head

DRF | 5 days ago
Bayerd and Shotgun Kowboy emerged as the leading 2-year-olds at Remington Park over the course of the meet that opened this summer, and in the final race of the season on Sunday, it came down to those two in the $250,000 Springboard Mile. Bayerd held off fast-closing favorite Shotgun Kowboy by a nose, and it was another 4 1/2 lengths back to High Noon Rider in third. Read More...

Jockey Spencer Abandons Retirement Plans

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Two-time champion jockey Jamie Spencer, who has been the retained rider for Qatar Racing since 2013, has backed off his plan to retire and will now ride freelance. Read More...

Bayerd Bounces Back in Springboard Mile

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
All out in the drive, Bayerd reached the wire a head in front of Shotgun Kowboy in a terrific renewal of the $255,000 Remington Springboard Mile in the mud Dec. 14 on closing night of the 2014 Remington Park meet. Read More...

Bayerd Gets Up in the Springboard Mile

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014 7:59 PM ET 11th at RPX (Remington Park)Springboard Mile ($250,000)     Winner: Bayerd by Speightstown Bayerd (c, 2, Speightstown) wins Remington Park... Read More...

Muy Rapido by a head in Enchantress Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Muy Rapido became a stakes winner Sunday, when she edged Desert Gambler by a head in the $85,000 Enchantress at Sunland Park. It was another 3 1/4 lengths back to Baby Vamp in third. Read More...

Unbeaten Acceptance Rolls On in King Glorious

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Acceptance remained unbeaten in three starts with a three-length victory as the 3-10 favorite in the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes for California-bred 2-year-olds at Los Alamitos Race Course Dec. 14. Read More...

Acceptance impresses again in King Glorious

DRF | 5 days ago
Jockey Elvis Trujillo has a wintertime title for Acceptance, the winner of the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes at Los Alamitos on Sunday. Read More...

Acceptance Takes the King Glorious S.

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014 6:57 PM ET 8th at LAX (Los Alamitos)King Glorious S. ($200,000)     Winner: Acceptance by Vronsky Acceptance (c, 2, Vronsky) win Los Alamitos' King G... Read More...

Good Luck Gus, Freudie Anne Win at Aqueduct

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
New York-bred juveniles took center stage Dec. 14 at Aqueduct Racetrack with a pair of impressive performances by Good Luck Gus in the $100,000 Damon Runyon Stakes and Freudie Anne in the $100,000 East View Stakes. Read More...

Muy Rapido Earns First Stakes Victory in Enchantress Stakes

J. Kirk and Judy Robison’s Muy Rapido, a chestnut daughter of Diabolical, was a prompt 3-2 favorite in Sunday’s 1-mile, $85,000 Enchantress Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-old fillies at Sunland Park. Read More...

Freudie Anne, Good Luck Gus win N.Y.-bred stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Freudie Anne went to the front and never looked back, while Good Luck Gus came from just off the pace to win respective divisions of New York-bred juvenile stakes Sunday at Aqueduct. Read More...

California Sire Many Rivers Gets First Winner

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Many Routes became the first winner for his sire Many Rivers when he came from off the pace to win the first race Dec. 14 at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Gross, Average Up at Heritage Place Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Heritage Place Thoroughbred sale in Oklahoma City Dec. 13 concluded with the highest aggregate and average price in its three-year history. Read More...

Near Disaster at Penn National Gaming’s Charles Town Races

“We’re lucky someone didn’t get killed.” That’s what Jockeys’ Guild national manager Terry Meyocks said about the jockeys involved in an incident in Saturday’s fourth race at West Virginia’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Good Luck Gus Wins the Damon Runyon S.

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014 3:59 PM ET 8th at AQU (Aqueduct)Damon Runyon S. ($100,000)     Winner: Good Luck Gus by Lookin At Lucky Good Luck Gus (c, 2, Lookin At Lucky) takes t... Read More...

Lukas Has Los Alamitos Futurity in Sights

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Fresh off a grade I victory at Los Alamitos with Take Charge Brandi in the $350,500 Starlet, trainer Wayne Lukas will return to his former Quarter Horse base with Mr. Z in the $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) Dec. 20. Read More...

Shonan Adela Rolls On Outside to Hanshin Win

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Shonan Adela stamped herself as Japan's top 2-year-old filly when she came with an overpowering outside run and edged past Let's Go Donki in the final strides in the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (Jpn-I) Dec. 14. Read More...

Trainer Eric Kruljac Secures 1,000th Win

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Trainer Eric Kruljac won his 1,000th Thoroughbred race the night of Dec. 13 when even-money favorite Small Claims Court captured the sixth race at Los Alamitos Race Course. Read More...

The Showdown in the Springboard Mile

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Remington Springboard Mile. Read More...

Foxy Moonflash Keeps Win Streak Alive in Lou Wooten/Sydney Valentini Handicap

Foxy Moonflash, one of four 3-year-olds in the 10-horse field, extended her win streak to four races in Sunday’s 400-yard, $85,000 Lou Wooten/Sydney Valentini Handicap (RG2) for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares at Sunland Park. Read More...

Blue-Blooded Perchance Wins First Out

TDN | 6 days ago
Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014 2:06 PM ET 4th at AQU (Aqueduct)Msw ($60k)     Winner: Perchance by Distorted Humor Perchance (f, 2, Distorted Humor) cruises home to win first-out a... Read More...

Trainer Cannizzo suspended 45 days

DRF | 6 days ago
Trainer David Cannizzo will begin 2015 by serving a 45-day suspension after three of his horses tested positive for the illegal substance Propoxyphene, a painkiller also known as Darvon. Read More...

Freudie Anne Opens Up in East View S.

TDN | 6 days ago
Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014 1:32 PM ET 3rd at AQU (Aqueduct)East View S. ($100,000)     Winner: Freudie Anne by Freud Freudie Anne (f, 2, Freud) romps in the East View S. at the... Read More...

Take Charge Brandi to race at Oaklawn in 2015

DRF | 6 days ago
Take Charge Brandi will race at Oaklawn Park in early 2015 in an attempt to extend a three-race winning streak from this fall that helped her clinch the Eclipse Award as the nation’s outstanding 2-year-old filly of 2014. Read More...

Take Charge Brandi to race at Oaklawn in 2015

DRF | 6 days ago
Take Charge Brandi will race at Oaklawn Park in early 2015 in an attempt to extend a three-race winning streak from this fall that helped her clinch the Eclipse Award as the nation’s outstanding 2-year-old filly of 2014. Read More...

Flintshire scores in Hong Kong Vase

DRF | 6 days ago
Flintshire, second in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 1, won Sunday’s $2,138,690 Hong Kong Vase, the only horse not based in Hong Kong to win one of four seven-figure international Group 1 races at Sha Tin. Read More...

Flintshire scores in Hong Kong Vase

DRF | 6 days ago
Flintshire, second in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 1, won Sunday’s $2,138,690 Hong Kong Vase, the only horse not based in Hong Kong to win one of four seven-figure international Group 1 races at Sha Tin. Read More...

Spencer Unretires; To Continue Riding

TDN | 6 days ago
Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014 11:36 AM ET In a surprise turnaround, jockey Jamie Spencer will continue race riding as a freelance Read More...

Hong Kong International Attendance, Handle Up

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Hong Kong Jockey Club reported attendance and handle for the Hong Kong International Races Dec. 14 were the best for the international event since 1997. Read More...

Illman: Aqueduct pick five for Sunday, Dec. 14

DRF | 6 days ago
Let’s try to take down the pick five at Aqueduct. Read More...

Average price soars at Heritage Place sale

DRF | 6 days ago
A day after running third in a maiden special weight race, the 2-year-old filly Sly Okie topped the Thoroughbred winter mixed auction at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City on Saturday. She brought a final bid of $20,000 from Ed Melzer to help lift the sale to a 29 percent increase in average over the corresponding auction in 2013. Read More...

Bernier: Gulfstream pick four for Sunday, Dec. 14

DRF | 6 days ago
The late pick four at Gulfstream seems like a rather salty sequence, and I’ll take a shot with a $32 ticket. Read More...