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World Approval Captures Woodbine Mile

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Live Oak Plantation's homebred World Approval punched his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) Sept. 16 in the $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1T) at Woodbine. Read More...

Courtlandt Shopping Fillies in Keeneland’s Book 3

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Don Adam's Courtlandt Farm has been active throughout the Keeneland September yearling sale, and after buying colts earlier in the week, was shopping for fillies during the Sept. 16 session that began Book 3. Read More...

Huckabays Rewarded by Trappe Shot Investment

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Jody and Michelle Huckabay bought an interest in Trappe Shot, and during the Sept. 16 session of Keeneland September yearling sale, they were rewarded when a filly by the Claiborne Farm stallion was sold for $480,000. Read More...

Uni Runs Down La Coronel Late to Win Sands Point

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
After close calls in her first two U.S. starts, Uni broke through for her first graded stakes win Sept. 16 in the $400,000 Sands Point (G2T) at Belmont Park. Read More...

Patrona Margarita Surges to Pocahontas Victory

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Stretching out in distance seemed to do the trick for Patrona Margarita who pulled away from her competition in the stretch to win the Sept. 16. $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs.  Read More...

Johnny Bear Earns Emotional Northern Dancer Win

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Standing alongside her father and co-owner John Burness, trainer Ashlee Brnjas and witnessed Johnny Bear get his head down over Hawkbill in the 1 1/2-mile Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (G1T). Read More...

Agent Ryan Continues Buying Spree in Book 3

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
As the Keeneland September yearling sale moved into Book 3 Sept. 16, agent Mike Ryan continued his buying spree in search of "Saturday afternoon" horses. Read More...

Vibrant Trade Continues in Keeneland September Book 3

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The positive energy from week one of the Keeneland September yearling sale carried forward, as the sale resumed Sept. 16 following a one-day break and the session was topped by the sale of a colt by Pioneerof the Nile for $525,000 to Steve Young. Read More...

Penny Chenery, First Lady of Racing, Dies at 95

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Owner of Secretariat, who was also an important ambassador to the sport of horse racing, died Sept. 16. Read More...

Son of Will Take Charge Sells for $500,000

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A colt by Will Take Charge sold for $500,000 to International Equities Holding about halfway through the sixth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 17. Read More...

Agent Young Acquires Son of Verrazano for $625,000

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A ridgling from the first crop of Verrazano lit up the bid board Sept. 17 at the Keeneland September yearling sale, going to agent Steve Young for $625,000. Read More...

Malagacy to Return to Training After Layoff

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Given the summer off, Sumaya U.S. Stable's Malagacy is expected to soon return to the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher, owner Oussama Aboughazale announced Sept. 17 while attending the Keeneland September yearling sale. Read More...

Canterbury Park closes meet with slightly higher handle figures

DRF | 4 days ago
Canterbury Park concluded its 67-day 2017 race meet Saturday with modest handle gains by several statistical measures despite threats of a boycott from a segment of the horseplaying population. Read More...

Canterbury Park closes meet with slightly higher handle figures

DRF | 4 days ago
Canterbury Park concluded its 67-day 2017 race meet Saturday with modest handle gains by several statistical measures despite threats of a boycott from a segment of the horseplaying population. Read More...

Harrah’s Philadelphia: Stealth Hanover defeats Hambletonian champion Perfect Spirit

DRF | 4 days ago
Hambletonian winner Perfect Spirit returned to action in a $30,000 division of the John Simpson Memorial this afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, but he was upstaged by Stealth Hanover, who turned in a 1:52 track record mile for a sophomore trotting gelding to defeat him. Read More...

Harrah’s Philadelphia: Stealth Hanover defeats Hambletonian champion Perfect Spirit

DRF | 4 days ago
Hambletonian winner Perfect Spirit returned to action in a $30,000 division of the John Simpson Memorial this afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, but he was upstaged by Stealth Hanover, who turned in a 1:52 track record mile for a sophomore trotting gelding to defeat him. Read More...

Baffert assistant Barnes hospitalized for broken pelvis

DRF | 4 days ago
Jimmy Barnes, the longtime assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, was treated for a fractured pelvis on Sunday after being unseated from the stable pony earlier in the day. Read More...

Baffert assistant Barnes hospitalized for broken pelvis

DRF | 4 days ago
Jimmy Barnes, the longtime assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, was treated for a fractured pelvis on Sunday after being unseated from the stable pony earlier in the day. Read More...

Bolt d’Oro drills for FrontRunner Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Bolt d’Oro, the undefeated winner of the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity on Sept. 4, had his first workout of September at Santa Anita on Sunday, going five furlongs in 1:00.40. Read More...

Bolt d’Oro drills for FrontRunner Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Bolt d’Oro, the undefeated winner of the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity on Sept. 4, had his first workout of September at Santa Anita on Sunday, going five furlongs in 1:00.40. Read More...

Untamed Domain by a neck in Summer Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Untamed Domain punched his ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar with a well-timed victory in Sunday’s Grade 2, $208,400 Summer Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Untamed Domain by a neck in Summer Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Untamed Domain punched his ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar with a well-timed victory in Sunday’s Grade 2, $208,400 Summer Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Broberg sends out wrong horse to win race

DRF | 4 days ago
There was a case of mistaken horse identity in the fifth race Saturday night at Remington Park, and the mix-up was confirmed to Daily Racing Form by Karl Broberg, who trains both horses involved. Collateral Kitten is listed as the official winner of the non-winners-of-two-lifetime turf route, but the mare Onemorefastdance, a four-time winner, actually ran in the race. The Paulick Report first reported the case, citing a tip from Onemorefastdance’s breeder, John Lowder. Read More...

Son of Will Take Charge Sells for $500,000

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A colt by Will Take Charge sold for $500,000 to International Equities Holding about halfway through the sixth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 17. Read More...

Penny Chenery, First Lady of Racing, Dies at 95

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Owner of Secretariat, who was also an important ambassador to the sport of horse racing, died Sept. 16. Read More...

Penny Chenery, owner of Secretariat, dies at age 95

DRF | 4 days ago
Penny Chenery, the beloved owner of Secretariat, died Saturday at her home in Colorado from a stroke at age 95, her family announced Sunday via her publicist. Read More...

Green Mask suffers career-ending injury during workout

DRF | 4 days ago
Green Mask, a top contender for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Del Mar this fall, suffered a fractured sesamoid in his left foreleg during a workout Sunday morning at Belmont Park. The injury will end his racing career. Read More...

Paradise Woods remains on target for fall campaign

DRF | 4 days ago
A seven-furlong work by Paradise Woods on Sunday morning at Santa Anita puts the 3-year-old filly on target for a fall campaign. The question is, will she run in a sprint, or a route? Read More...

Sunday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: A pair of longshots to consider in a difficult 8th race

DRF | 4 days ago
Nevisian Sky (#2) figures to be favored. He ran well when stretched out in both of his starts at Saratoga, finishing second to a pair of talented runners. Getting back to this one-mile distance should suit him, but there are many other contenders to consider, and I wouldn’t want to take a very short price on this horse. Read More...

Beer: How I’ll play Belmont for Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017

DRF | 4 days ago
Daily Racing Form writer Mike Beer looks at Sunday's card at Belmont Park. Read More...

Watchmaker: Betting public deserves to see critical disqualification replays

DRF | 4 days ago
There is simply no justification for not showing a video replay illustrating as clearly as possible why a horse was disqualified, On Saturday, in the Open Mind, Churchill Downs never bothered to show the all-critical head-on shot of the stretch run. Read More...

Mohawk: Hannelore Hanover trounces field in Maple Leaf Trot

DRF | 4 days ago
Hannelore Hanover put in a dominant performance in capturing the C$593,000 Maple Leaf Trot at Mohawk on Saturday night. The 5-year-old daughter of Swan For All drew clear in 1:51 1/5 as the 1-2 choice in the field of ten. Read More...

Breakout Keeneland September Sale for Violence

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Yearlings by Violence, the second-leading freshman sire of 2017, are selling big at the Keeneland September yearling sale. Through the first day of Book 3, he's sold 16 yearlings for an average of $285,625. Read More...

Johnny Bear Earns Emotional Northern Dancer Win

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Standing alongside her father and co-owner John Burness, trainer Ashlee Brnjas and witnessed Johnny Bear get his head down over Hawkbill in the 1 1/2-mile Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (G1T). Read More...

Vibrant Trade Continues in Keeneland September Book 3

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The positive energy from week one of the Keeneland September yearling sale carried forward, as the sale resumed Sept. 16 following a one-day break and the session was topped by the sale of a colt by Pioneerof the Nile for $525,000 to Steve Young. Read More...

Mohawk: A measure of redemption for What The Hill in Canadian Trotting Classic

DRF | 4 days ago
What The Hill, who was disqualified from winning the Hambletonian after causing inteference in stretch, worked out the same pocket trip that he did on the first Saturday in August at the Meadowlands, but this time there was no interference, no controversy, and no doubt about the winner as he pulled clear to take the C$684,000 Canadian Trotting Classic for sophomore colts on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The time was 1:51 4/5, a new lifetime mark and a stakes record. Read More...

Ismelucky overcomes troubled start in Barretts Debutante Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
A troubled start could not prevent Ismelucky from winning her stakes debut, and first race in more than three months, in Saturday’s $100,000 Barretts Debutante at Los Alamitos. Read More...

For Cash repeats in Alberta Breeders’ Handicap on Fall Classic Day card

DRF | 4 days ago
For Cash notched a repeat victory in the Alberta Breeders’ Handicap, the first of seven Alberta-bred stakes races on Saturday's Fall Classic Day card that concluded the 2017 Northlands Park meet. Read More...

Mohawk: Records galore for Ariana G in Elegantimage triumph

DRF | 4 days ago
Ariana G added the Elegantimage Stakes title her lengthy resume thanks to a 1:51 4/5 track, stakes, and Canadian record mile in this year's edition of the C$385,000 event for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Mohawk: Stay Hungry, Pedro Hanover, Twin B Tuffenuff bag Metro eliminations

DRF | 4 days ago
Stay Hungry remained undefeated by winning one of three C$40,000 Metro eliminations for 2-year-old pacing colts at Mohawk on Saturday night. The son of Somebeachsomewhere followed a lively third-over trip before kicking into high gear in the stretch to score in 1:50 2/5, a career- and season's-best clocking. Read More...

Mohawk: Blue Moon Stride best in Milton Stakes final

DRF | 4 days ago
Blue Moon Stride joined an elite group with Put On A Show, Rocklamation, and I Luv The Nitelife as daughters of Rocknroll Hanover to possess sub-1:49 marks after she took the C$256,000 Milton Stakes final for pacing mares on Saturday night at Mohawk in 1:48 4/5. That also went down as a new stakes record. Read More...

World Approval Breeders’ Cup bound following Woodbine Mile triumph

DRF | 4 days ago
The favored World Approval put away a host of challengers on the lead before spurting away in the stretch to take Saturday’s Grade 1, $801,600 Woodbine Mile convincingly, giving jockey John Velazquez a record fifth win in the Breeders’ Cup Mile Win and You’re In qualifier. Read More...

Pioneerof the Nile Colt Pops at $525,000

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Agent Steve Young stretched to $525,000 for a colt by Pioneerof the Nile to lead the Sept. 16 session at the Keeneland September yearling sale. Read More...

Huckabays Rewarded by Trappe Shot Investment

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Jody and Michelle Huckabay bought an interest in Trappe Shot, and during the Sept. 16 session of Keeneland September yearling sale, they were rewarded when a filly by the Claiborne Farm stallion was sold for $480,000. Read More...

Uni Runs Down La Coronel Late to Win Sands Point

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
After close calls in her first two U.S. starts, Uni broke through for her first graded stakes win Sept. 16 in the $400,000 Sands Point (G2T) at Belmont Park. Read More...

Patrona Margarita Surges to Pocahontas Victory

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Stretching out in distance seemed to do the trick for Patrona Margarita who pulled away from her competition in the stretch to win the Sept. 16. $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs.  Read More...

Agent Ryan Continues Buying Spree in Book 3

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
As the Keeneland September yearling sale moved into Book 3 Sept. 16, agent Mike Ryan continued his buying spree in search of "Saturday afternoon" horses. Read More...

Keeneland September: Momentum carries into Book 3

DRF | 4 days ago
The Keeneland September yearling sale returned from its traditional dark day to kicked off its third book on Saturday, and showed continued momentum that generated positive returns, topped by a $525,000 Pioneerof the Nile colt. Read More...

Canessar annexes Laurel Turf Cup in first U.S. outing

DRF | 4 days ago
Canessar turned in a professional effort to win his United States debut by 1 1/4 lengths Saturday in the $100,000 Laurel Turf Cup. Also at Laurel, Always Thinking upset the Sensible Lady Turf Dash, and Therapist got up in time to win the Laurel Futurity. Read More...

Citizen Geller makes Darnell second straight stakes win

DRF | 4 days ago
Citizen Geller won his second straight stakes race at the Downs at Albuquerque meet Saturday, when he overtook Stormin the Jewels for a half-length victory in the $70,000 Casey Darnell. Read More...