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Stallions’ books filling at Keeneland January

DRF | 4 days ago
The Keeneland January horses of all ages sale provides owners a chance to bolster the book of an incoming stallion. Several partners in the new stallions of 2017 were aggressively bidding during the sale's high-end Book 1 portion earlier this week. Read More...

Farfellow Farms makes its mark at Keeneland sale

DRF | 4 days ago
Farfellow Farms ventured into consigning its own foals for the first time at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale and held the distinction of offering the first six-figure horse of the auction, with a yearling Uncle Mo colt going to de Meric Sales, agent, Monday for $140,000. Read More...

First foals of 2017

DRF | 4 days ago
A highly-accomplished group of first-crop stallions went to stud in 2016, counting among them victories in the Triple Crown, three editions of the Belmont Stakes, six Breeders' Cup races, and several international classics. The DRF Breeding staff is now reporting on first foals by notable stallions as they arrive. Read More...

Beyond the Wire: Building an even brighter future

DRF | 4 days ago
Michael Blowen did not hear voices that said, “If you build it, they will come.” But everyone did think he was out of his mind when he told people his concept for Old Friends. Read More...

Thursday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: No Texting is in better form than it appears

DRF | 4 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Thursday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Divisidero ends seven-month layoff in Fort Lauderdale Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
At some point this year, Divisidero may prove himself a superior turf horse to Heart to Heart. But the circumstances of the $200,000 Fort Lauderdale Stakes on Saturday suggest Heart to Heart again will win the Grade 2 fixture at Gulfstream Park in south Florida. Read More...

Voss On Magic Millions Sale: Differences Down Under

This week, the Paulick Report is in Queensland, Australia, bringing you news and features from the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale and Racing Carnival. As Frank Mitchell detailed in this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

Baze elected to Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

DRF | 4 days ago
Russell Baze, the winningest jockey in horse-racing history, will enter another Hall of Fame in April when he is enshrined in the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco. Read More...

Andrew Hawkins’ Hong Kong selections and analysis for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

DRF | 4 days ago
Andrew Hawkins' Hong Kong selections and analysis for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 Read More...

Oversight Panel Approves NYRA Spending Plans

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A New York state oversight panel has approved major spending plans for 2017 by the New York Racing Association, though not before an annual disagreement surfaced about whether NYRA runs a surplus or deficit from its racing operations. Read More...

Streamline targets Pippin repeat

DRF | 4 days ago
Streamline was a useful horse on the grass, but she's taken her game to another level since being moved to dirt, and on Saturday at Oaklawn Park she will shoot for a second straight win in the $125,000 Pippin Stakes. Read More...

Power Ped drops into Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile

DRF | 4 days ago
Some of the best grass runners on the circuit, both male and female, take the spotlight Saturday as Turf Paradise cards two competitive grass stakes. The $75,000 Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile Handicap (race 7) at a mile on grass drew a tough field of 10 4-year-olds and up, while the $30,000 Glendale Handicap (race 4) at 1 1/16 miles on turf for fillies and mares lured a field of 11. Read More...

Sprint-to-route move should help Streaks Bro in Dominguez Memorial

DRF | 4 days ago
Streaks Bro moves from 6 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/16 miles on Saturday, when he starts as the 121-pound highweight in the $85,000 Albert Dominguez Memorial Handicap at Sunland Park. Read More...

Santa Anita Park Cancels Thursday Card

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Because of rain and poor track conditions, Santa Anita Park officials have cancelled the Thursday, Jan. 12 race card. Read More...

NMHBA Annual Meeting Set for January 26

The New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association will hold its annual business meeting on Thursday, January 26, beginning at 1 p.m. (MST). The meeting will be held at the Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque, located at 2101 Louisiana Blvd. NE. Read More...

Magnifico Dragon Headlines Shue Fly Stakes

Magnifico Dragon, a graded stakes winning son of Zulu Dragon and the fastest qualifier, drew post 9 for Sunday’s 400-yard, $205,960 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds at Sunland Park. Read More...

A Look Back at Chris Evert Winning 1975 La Canada

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Champion Chris Evert began 1975 in a most auspicious fashion, with a thrilling triumph over longshot Mercy Dee in the $50,000-added La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Keeneland January slows losses in third session

DRF | 5 days ago
The third session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale saw the market get closer to the pace it set last year, following sharp declines in Book 1. However, those returns came paired with a much higher buyback rate. Read More...

NTRA launches page to log comments on withholding rule

DRF | 5 days ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has launched a page on its website allowing people to send comments to the IRS and U.S. Department of Treasury supporting proposed amendments to the tax code that would be favorable to horseplayers. Read More...

Daredevil Sires First Foal at Sugar Maple Farm

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
WinStar Farm's Daredevil sired his first reported foal Jan. 10, when a filly was born at Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag, N.Y. Read More...

Vale Dori Encounters Familiar Group in La Canada

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum's Vale Dori will look to secure her second straight grade 2 victory Jan. 14 in the $200,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita Park and she'll encounter familiar challengers. Read More...

Keeneland’s Third Session Nearly Even With Last Year

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
With two horses bringing in excess of six figures, the third session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale posted an average price on even terms with 2016. Read More...

Hersh: Fair Grounds horses to watch for week of Jan. 11

DRF | 5 days ago
DRF handicapper Marcus Hersh provides a list of horses to watch at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Meydan: Reynaldothewizard tries to win Dubawi Stakes for third time

DRF | 5 days ago
Reynaldothewizard is one of seven horses entered in the co-featured Dubawi Stakes on the eight-race Thursday card at Meydan. The gelding is 11 years old and has won this race twice. Can Reynaldothewizard make it three times Thursday? Read More...

Sandiva, Isabella Sings Head Marshua’s River Stakes

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
With both of their racing careers in the final furlong, Todd Pletcher-trainees Sandiva and Isabella Sings are looking to pad their already showy résumés with another graded score when they start in the $150,000 Marshua's River (G3T). Read More...

Divisidero Makes His Return in Ft. Lauderdale

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Grade 1 winner Divisidero looks to regain his top-class form when he heads a field of 12 entrants for the 1 1/16-mile Ft. Lauderdale (G2T) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 14. Read More...

New meet features passing of torch, record purses

DRF | 5 days ago
The Oaklawn Park meet that opens Friday will again be defined by the track's outstanding 3-year-old program, rising purse structure, large crowds, and rabid claiming activity. But it also will be a meet of transition. Read More...

Charmed Victory starts over in Friday allowance

DRF | 5 days ago
The Friday card at Laurel Park includes a pair of second-level optional-claiming races and a first-level allowance sprint. There is a $2,351 Super Hi 5 carryover to race 1. Read More...

Texas Chrome Aiming for Oaklawn Handicap

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Multiple graded stakes winner Texas Chrome will target the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) April 15 for his 4-year-old debut, trainer J.R. Caldwell said Jan. 10. Read More...

Meadowlands: Friday 1/13 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 1/13 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Houghton has high hopes for Crabcakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Bernie Houghton is debating between two upcoming stakes for Crabcakes and has hopes she may be good enough to earn a start in the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan at Pimlico in May. Read More...

British Columbia Derby tops six-stakes day

DRF | 5 days ago
There will be 42 stakes worth a total of $2.65 million at Hastings this year. The Grade 3, $150,000 British Columbia Derby is the highlight of the 53-day meet, which begins April 16 and concludes Oct. 22. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 1/13 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Friday 1/13 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Three more horses test positive for EHV-1

DRF | 5 days ago
The equine herpesvirus outbreak at Fair Grounds widened Tuesday, with three more horses testing positive, and a new, more rigorous testing protocol that could extend the quarantine of the New Orleans track during the height of its racing season. Read More...

Finger Lakes horsemen give temporary approval to simulcasting

DRF | 5 days ago
The board of directors of the Finger Lakes Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has given Delaware North, the operators of the racino, permission to resume simulcast wagering as of Jan. 11. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 1/13 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 1/13 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Full Field Entered in Albert Dominguez Memorial

A full field of a dozen New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds, headlined by morning-line favorite Streaks Bro, has been entered in Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile, $85,000 Albert Dominguez Memorial Handicap (R) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Tommy Macho Returns to Gulfstream for Hal’s Hope

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Just as he was rounding into top form, the bay son of Macho Uno emerged from that race with a knee chip that required surgery and kept him away from the races for eight months. Read More...

Hovdey: Will of iron runs in Stevens brothers’ blood

DRF | 5 days ago
Scott Stevens was in a funk. The new year was 10 days old, and after 17 rides at Turf Paradise he still was looking for his first winner. “Any way you look at it, I'm oh-for-seventeen,” Stevens said. “I thought I'd keep last year right on going. But at least I had a second and a third yesterday, and it looks like I'm on some live ones today.” Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Jan. 12, 2017

DRF | 5 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Thursday’s card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Terranova finally gets chance to participate in Gander Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
As the trainer of Gander, John Terranova has desired to run a horse in the stakes race NYRA named in honor of the multiple-stakes-winning New York-bred gelding. On Jan. 28, Terranova will get that chance when he runs Lost in the Fog Stakes winner Caledonian in the Gander. Read More...

Rescheduled tribute to Perry Ouzts on tap for Friday

DRF | 5 days ago
Friday night's card includes a rescheduled tribute to jockey Perry Ouzts. The 62-year-old jockey is 11th among North American jockeys with 6,712 career wins, and local fans have begun a petition drive asking for him to be considered for the Racing Hall of Fame. Read More...

OBS Restricts Louisiana Horses from Upcoming Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The equine herpesvirus outbreak at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots continues to have repercussions throughout the industry, with the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. becoming the second major sales company to restrict horses from Louisiana. Read More...

Ruthless gains two, loses one

DRF | 5 days ago
Saturday's $100,000 Ruthless Stakes, postponed a week when last Sunday's card was canceled due to cold, picked up two horses but lost one from its original lineup. Read More...

Tapiture’s First Foal is a Filly

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The filly out of Set'n On Ready was born Jan. 11 Read More...

French filly Kenriya eyes Megahertz

DRF | 5 days ago
Kenriya, second in a Group 3 in France last April, is scheduled to make her American debut at Santa Anita in Monday’s $100,000 Megahertz Stakes for fillies and mares at a mile on turf. Read More...

Looch Racing acquires Imperative

DRF | 5 days ago
Imperative, a two-time stakes winner who has earned more than $2 million, was bought by Ron Paolucci’s Loooch Racing earlier this week and is a candidate for the $400,000 Poseidon Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28, according to new trainer Bob Hess Jr. Read More...

Breaking Lucky gets spot in Pegasus World Cup

DRF | 5 days ago
Breaking Lucky, runner-up in the Grade 1 Clark Handicap in his 2016 finale, has joined the prospective starting lineup for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28. Read More...

Miss Sunset begins comeback against open company

DRF | 5 days ago
Miss Sunset, who easily won her first two starts before going to the sidelines with a minor injury, resumed workouts in November and will have her first start against open company in a first-level optional $75,000 claimer for 3-year-old fillies in Friday's seventh race at Santa Anita. Read More...

Highway Star moves outside in redrawn Ladies Handicap

DRF | 5 days ago
While the field for the $100,000 Ladies Handicap remained intact for Friday, the complexion of the race changed somewhat when the race was redrawn.Highway Star, the probable favorite, went from the rail to the outside post while Wonder Gal, went from post 4 to the rail, perhaps altering how the race may be run. Read More...