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Grade 1-winning millionaire Dads Caps retired at 6

DRF | 4 days ago
Dads Caps, a two-time winner of the Grade 1 Carter Handicap, has been retired from racing, owner and breeder Vince Scuderi announced Thursday. Stallion plans for the 6-year-old son of Discreet Cat have not been decided. Read More...

Remembertobreathe figures a shorter price in feature

DRF | 4 days ago
Remembertobreathe was a huge overlay when he paid $44.80 for his win in a one-mile open allowance race that was part of the Longacres Mile card Aug. 14 at Emerald Downs. He figures to be a lot shorter price when he runs in a $25,000 claiming race for 3-year-olds and up Saturday at Emerald. Read More...

Veitch’s Suspension Sent Back to KHRC

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
John Veitch, the Hall of Fame trainer and former chief steward for Thoroughbred racing in Kentucky, has won another round in his lentgthy court battle with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission over the convoluted Life At Ten case. Read More...

Frosted burns off some energy in work

DRF | 4 days ago
With rain in the forecast and Frosted tearing down the barn because he's feeling so good, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin sent Frosted out a day earlier than planned to work four furlongs in 48.97 at the Greentree Training Center here on Thursday. Read More...

Carina Mia shortens up, faces older in Ballerina

DRF | 4 days ago
Carina Mia faced the biggest challenge of her career by taking on Songbird and coming out second-best despite a gallant effort in the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks earlier in the Saratoga meet. On Saturday, Carina Mia will face a difference kind of challenge: Turning back to seven furlongs and taking on older horses for the first time in the $500,000 Ballerina. Read More...

Cavorting has come a long way

DRF | 4 days ago
Cavorting is in the midst of her third impressive campaign. Her steady climb to the upper echelon of the filly and mare division has coincided with some savvy decision-making by trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. Read More...

Lady Eli returns from serious illness, long layoff in Ballston Spa

DRF | 4 days ago
Lady Eli, undefeated in six career starts, makes her first start in more than 13 months in Saturday's Grade 2, $400,000 Ballston Spa Stakes, the race immediately following the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers. Read More...

Mohawk: Horses to watch from Aug. 18 – Aug. 23

DRF | 4 days ago
Horses to watch from Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Yonkers: Smalltownthrowdown takes his shot in Yonkers Trot elimination

DRF | 4 days ago
Smalltownthrowdown is among nine horses entered in Saturday’s $40,000 Yonkers Trot elimination at Yonkers Raceway. The gelding has raced four times this season on half-mile tracks, such as Yonkers, and won three. He heads to the elimination off back-to-back victories on half-mile ovals in New York Sire Stakes action. Read More...

Showdown of fab five in Personal Ensign

DRF | 4 days ago
The Grade 1 Personal Ensign at Saratoga on Saturday drew a field of five. But they are the right five, and difficult to separate. Read More...

Masochistic faces only four in Pat O’Brien

DRF | 4 days ago
Masochistic, the Grade 1-winning sprinter, might run only three times this year. Masochistic scored a brilliant win in an optional claimer at 6 1/2 furlongs at Santa Anita on July 8 while prepping for Saturday's $200,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes at seven furlongs at Del Mar. If things go well for Masochistic in the Grade 2 Pat O'Brien, the 6-year-old gelding will not race again until the Breeders' Cup Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 5. Read More...

Flintshire heavily favored to repeat in Sword Dancer

DRF | 4 days ago
Chad Brown is running three horses in the Grade 1 Travers, bringing back the undefeated Lady Eli from a 13-month layoff in the Grade 2 Ballston Spa, and sending out a Breeders' Cup winner in the Grade 1 Ballerina. But the one race he is expected to win above all others on Saturday's 13-race blockbuster Saratoga card is the Grade 1, $1 million Sword Dancer Invitational with Flintshire, arguably the top male turf horse in North America. Read More...

Reilly wins berth through DRF Tournaments

DRF | 4 days ago
Bernard Reilly is a contest world veteran who won his way into the National Handicapping Championship last weekend in an NHCQualify event via DRF Tournaments. While this will be his third year in the NHC, Reilly has now qualified five times overall. He’s earned two qualifications in two of the three years since more than one entry has been allowed. Read More...

Harbor the Gold Colt Leads Washington Sale

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A Harbor the Gold yearling colt led trade Aug. 23 at Emerald Downs during the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's summer yearling and mixed sale. The yearling session saw the average down a bit but a significant gain in median. Read More...

American Dirt Records a Thing of the Past

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Could it be the truly great horses of the past simply were faster and were bred to carry their speed longer distances, or could it be that today’s horses are not given the opportunity to set new American dirt records? Read More...

A Travers Day Christmas Present

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The 1 1/4-mile Travers (gr. I) has quite a different feel than last year, when Triple Crown winner American Pharoah arrived with all the pomp and ceremony of a visiting dignitary. This year, a divisional crown potentially hangs in the balance. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 8/23/2016

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
TVG Pacific Classic, Alabama, Fourstardave, Breeders', Del Mar Oaks, Lake Placid, Del Mar Handicap, Adirondack, Del Mar Mile, Monmouth Oaks, Cliff Hanger, and more. Read More...

Midnight Miley tries something different in Seaway Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
The speedy router Midnight Miley will cut back to seven furlongs on Saturday at Woodbine in the Grade 3, $150,000 Seaway Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for August 18 to August 21

DRF | 4 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends for August 18 to 21, 2016. Read More...

Runhappy has first timed workout of year

DRF | 4 days ago
Champion sprinter Runhappy turned in his first serious workout of 2016 on Thursday, covering three furlongs in 34 4/5 seconds in the predawn darkness at Keeneland. Read More...

Runhappy Gets Back to Work

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Runhappy, last year's champion sprint male, returned to Keeneland Aug. 25 for work over the track. It was his first recorded workout of the year. Read More...

Runhappy Gets Back to Work at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Runhappy, last year's champion sprint male, returned to Keeneland Aug. 25 for work over the track. It was his first recorded workout of the year. Read More...

Close Call: Distorted Online Photo Raised Questions About Del Mar Dead Heat

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Sharp declines at first OBS August open session

DRF | 5 days ago
The first open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. August yearling sale on Wednesday did not paint a rosy picture of the lower-level marketplace, with steep declines across the board Read More...

Magic Mark, Soi Phet win divisions of Brubaker

DRF | 5 days ago
Magic Mark and Soi Phet won divisions of the Harry Brubaker Stakes at Del Mar on Wednesday to set up a potential first meeting at Los Alamitos next month. Read More...

CHRB Member Calls for Trainer ‘Profiling’

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
California Horse Racing Board member Madeline Auerbach, at an Aug. 24 meeting of the agency's Medication and Track Safety Committee, called for increased scrutiny on certain trainers through "profiling." Read More...

One year later, Joyous Lady wins Shelby County Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
In the 2015 Shelby County Stakes at Indiana Grand, the 3-year-old filly Joyous Lady could not match strides with the mare Higher Logic and faded to third. A year older and more experienced, Joyous Lady on Wednesday won the race she could not in 2015. Read More...

Trainer Brown Captures 1,000th Win

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
New York-based trainer Chad Brown celebrated his 1,000th win Aug 24 when heavily favored Mr Maybe won the $100,000 John's Call Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

OBS Numbers Plummet During Open Session

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
There were no surprises at the first open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s August yearling sale, as the free-fall in prices and large percentage of buybacks seen the previous day during the select sale continued at the Aug. 24 session. Read More...

Mr Maybe wins John’s Call Stakes, gives Brown 1,000th win

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Chad Brown kicked off what he hopes is a memorable week by recording a milestone victory Wednesday at Saratoga. Read More...

Flintshire Looking Strong for Sword Dancer

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Son of Dansili will be making his 16th start in graded/group stakes Read More...

Masochistic Looms in Pat O’Brien

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Masochistic, one of the top sprinters in 2015, made a strong return to racing in a July 8 allowance race at Santa Anita Park after a nine-month layoff and has been training forwardly for the $200,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 27 at Del Mar. Read More...

Strong Trade Reported at Goffs Premier Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The two-day Goffs UK Premier yearling sale produced increases in average and median, and though gross receipts dropped 2% from last year, 23 fewer horses were sold in 2016. Read More...

String King eyes Unbridled Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
String King is set to make a second start at the Louisiana Downs meet next month in the $75,000 Unbridled, according to Charlie Smith, his breeder, owner, and trainer. The 1 1/16-mile turf stakes will be run on the Super Derby undercard Sept. 10. String King won the race a year ago after capturing his third straight Louisiana Cup Turf Classic. Read More...

Rule sires his first winner

DRF | 5 days ago
First-time starter Regere won a $20,000 maiden-claiming race at Delaware Park today to become the first winner for his freshman sire, Rule. Rule, who stands for $4,000 at Montesacro Farm in Georgetown, Ky., has had four starters from his first crop of 22 foals, and he also is represented by the juvenile gelding Ruled, who was second in the Graduation Stakes at Assiniboia Downs as a maiden. Read More...

Oaklawn Park boosts purses again for 2017 meet

DRF | 5 days ago
Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., will offer record purses for its 2017 meet that opens in January, the track announced Wednesday. It will be the ninth straight season that the track has opened with purses higher than its previous meet. Read More...

Goldfeder – What Was I Thinking: Saratoga summer

DRF | 5 days ago
I began this meet with a casual attitude – hoping that if Saratoga didn’t see me coming, I might have a chance. The last two years I found myself spanked, slapped, and spit out by the old Spa. Read More...

Castellano, agent parting ways after Saratoga

DRF | 5 days ago
Three-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Javier Castellano and his agent, Matt Muzikar, will split at the end of the Saratoga meet, both parties confirmed Wednesday. Read More...

Ballerina Stakes Has Stage Full of Talent

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Aug. 27 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) drew a field of 10 fillies and mares to go seven furlongs at Saratoga Race Course. The field is deep, from 6-year-old grade I winner Sheer Drama to the Acorn Stakes (gr. I)-winning 3-year-old filly Carina Mia. Read More...

Quality Five-Horse Field for Personal Ensign

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
With only five 4-year-old fillies entered, what the $750,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 27 lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in quality. Read More...

Star-studded field for Personal Ensign

DRF | 5 days ago
The Grade 1 Personal Ensign on Saturday's Travers card here brings together the best of the filly and mare route division on the East Coast. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from Aug. 20 – Aug. 23

DRF | 5 days ago
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

Mohaymen Cuts Back to Sprint in King’s Bishop

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Shadwell Stable's homebred Mohaymen, a four-time grade II winner, will cut back to one turn for the first time since last November in the $500,000 Ketel One King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-olds Aug. 27 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Lady Eli poised for return in Ballston Spa

DRF | 5 days ago
The best story on Saturday's 13-race Travers card is the return of Lady Eli, the undefeated filly who overcame a serious bout of laminitis to make it back to the races. Read More...

Flintshire defends title in Sword Dancer

DRF | 5 days ago
The Travers, with its 14-horse field that includes two classic winners, is obviously the focal point of Saturday's 13-race program at Saratoga. But there is a terrific undercard in support, featuring top horses such as Flintshire, Lady Eli, and a sensational quintet in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign. Read More...

Mohawk: Friday 8/26 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Friday 8/26 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Hit It Once More can save Sciacca’s summer

DRF | 5 days ago
Gary Sciacca hopes to turn around a frustrating summer when he sends out the potent uncoupled entry of Hit It Once More and Jet Black in Friday's $250,000 Albany Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Hernandez closes in on fourth Evangeline riding title

DRF | 5 days ago
Jockey Colby Hernandez has established himself as the dominant rider at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, La., where he is poised to lock up his fourth title when the meet closes Saturday night. Hernandez had a 12-win lead over Diego Saenz heading into Wednesday's card. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 8/26 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 8/26 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...