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Litfin: How I’d play Belmont on Sunday, Sept. 14

DRF | 4 days ago
I’m not loaded with wise-guy opinions Sunday at Belmont, as most of the races are either pretty straightforward or maiden races with first-time starters that call for a wait-and-see approach. Read More...

Moyglare Triumph For Distorted Humor’s Cursory Glance

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 10:59 AM ET 4th at CGH (CURRAGH)G1 Moyglare Stud S.     Winner: Cursory Glance by Distorted Humor Merry Fox Stud's Cursory Glance (Distorted Humor) ... Read More...

Hersh: Belmont pick four play for Sunday, Sept. 14

DRF | 4 days ago
I liked two individual horses in the early pick four and so structured a wager around them. The lucky individuals are MAY FLOWERS (#7) in race 2 and KHARAFA (#4) in race 4. Read More...

Galileo’s Ruler of the World Back With a Bang In the Prix Foy

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 10:49 AM ET 6th at LCP (LONGCHAMP)G2 Qatar Prix Foy     Winner: Ruler of the World (Ire) by Galileo (Ire) Al Shaqab Racing, Magnier, Tabor & Smith's Ruler of the World (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) makes all in the G2 Prix Foy Read More...

Teofilo’s Tarfasha Wins the Blandford

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 10:24 AM ET 2nd at CGH (CURRAGH)G2 Moyglare Jewels Blandford S.     Winner: Tarfasha (Ire) by Teofilo (Ire) Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Ta... Read More...

Vermeille Goes To Shamardal’s Baltic Baroness

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 10:17 AM ET 5th at LCP (LONGCHAMP)G1 Qatar Prix Vermeille     Winner: Baltic Baroness (Ger) by Shamardal Ammerland's Baltic Baroness (Ger) (Shamarda... Read More...

Harrington: Foiled Again, Clear Vision primed for Quillen Final

DRF | 4 days ago
One year removed from their epic duel in last year’s event, two of harness racing’s heavyweights among the pacing division, Foiled Again and Clear Vision, are among an accomplished field in the 8th annual $220,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway Monday (September 15). Read More...

Canterbury closes out strong meet

DRF | 4 days ago
Canterbury Park concluded its 2014 racing season Saturday, and though handle was down slightly year over year, there were many indicators of a healthy race meet. Read More...

Smooth Re-Introduction For Hurricane Run’s Ectot In the Niel

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 9:01 AM ET 3rd at LCP (LONGCHAMP)G2 Qatar Prix Niel     Winner: Ectot (GB) by Hurricane Run (Ire) Al Shaqab Racing, Gerard Augustin-Normand & Elisabeth Vidal's Ectot (GB) (Hurricane Run {Ire}) wins the G2 Prix Niel Read More...

King’s preview: Three allowances highlight card

DRF | 4 days ago
Near-perfect September weather is on tap for racing Sunday at Churchill Downs, with mostly sunny skies forecasted and a high temperature of 72 degrees. The racing is respectable, too, with three allowances on the 10 race card. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:12 AM ET Hope you're ready for this one. The Keeneland September Yearling Sale launched into Book 2 with a marathon... Read More...

Mohawk: Father Patrick impressive in Canadian Trotting Classic

DRF | 5 days ago
Father Patrick took advantage of a miscue by stablemate Trixton and cruised home in the Canadian Trotting Classic. Read More...

Mohawk: Shake It Cerry equals track record in Elegantimage Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Upsets were also in order in the lucrative stakes for 2-year-old trotters. Read More...

Yonkers: Burke dominates Night of Champions

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Ron Burke stole the show winning with half of the eight NYSS finals at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Keeneland September: Young sires lead the way to start Book 2

DRF | 5 days ago
Book 2 of the Keeneland September yearling sale was kicked off with a youth movement at the top, with four of the five highest-priced offerings sired by stallions represented by their first or second crops. Read More...

Mixed Results for Keeneland Book 2 Opener

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Juddmonte Farm purchases a $600,000 Trappe Shot colt, a three-quarters brother to Tapizar, at Keeneland September's Book 2 opener, which posted mixed results Sept. 13. Read More...

Sharla Rae outfights heavy favorite in Barretts Debutante

DRF | 5 days ago
Into Oblivion put away two pace rivals, but was unable to hold off Sharla Rae, who wore her down to win the Barretts Debutante by a neck Saturday at Los Alamitos. Read More...

Long On Value Captures Mystic Lake Derby

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Wachtel Stable and George Kerr's Long On Value, who won the first three starts of his career at 2, finally returned to the winner's circle in the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby for 3-year-olds at Canterbury Park Sept. 13. Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Woodbine Mile caps strong card

DRF | 5 days ago
The Jackpot Hi 5 lands on the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile, which is the finale on a superb 11-race card. The carryover is $432,756, and there is not a mandatory payout. Read More...

Suntracer Has His Day in Turf Cup Thriller

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Suntracer, beaten by 20 lengths in his last start, was all out to hold off the closing Pyrite Mountain by a nose to win the $347,400 Kentucky Cup Turf (gr. IIIT) over the twisting Kentucky Downs turf course Sept. 13. Read More...

Cinco Charlie, Galiana Romp at Delaware Park

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Grade III winner Cinco Charlie and local standout Galiana won two of the four Delaware Certified stakes on Owner's Day at Delaware Park Sept. 13. Read More...

Suntracer’s nose hits wire first in Kentucky Turf Cup

DRF | 5 days ago
The big-money events kept eluding Suntracer, but not this time. The 6-year-old Suntracer invaded Kentucky Downs from Chicago to register the richest victory of his career Saturday in the Grade 3, $347,400 Kentucky Turf Cup, the annual highlight at turf-only Kentucky Downs. Read More...

Long on Value sets stakes record in Mystic Lake Derby

DRF | 5 days ago
Long on Value, the morning-line favorite, took advantage of a fast early pace to blow by the leaders in the lane and captured the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby on closing day at Canterbury Park. Read More...

Sistas Stroll Remains Perfect on Turf in Pucker Up

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 6:45 PM ET 8th at AP (Arlington Park)GIII Pucker Up S. ($150K)     Winner: Sistas Stroll by Stroll Sistas Stroll (Stroll) remained perfect on the ... Read More...

Regally Ready keeps rolling with More Than Ready Mile win

DRF | 5 days ago
The old pro Regally Ready shows no signs of slowing down, as he rolled to another victory Saturday in a race named for his sire. With Rosie Napravnik aboard, Regally Ready won for the 15th time in 36 career starts with a 2 1/4-length score over the 31-1 shot Stormy Going in the $200,000 More Than Ready Mile at Kentucky Downs. The 7-year-old gelding returned $4 as the favorite in a field of eight older horses. Read More...

Soft turf no problem for Sistas Stroll in Pucker Up

DRF | 5 days ago
Sistas Stroll, aptly moved into stakes competition for the first time by trainer Tom Proctor, won the Grade 3, $150,000 Pucker Up Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths on Saturday at Arlington. Read More...

Lochte asserts class advantage in The Vid win

DRF | 5 days ago
Lochte, the only Grade 1 winner in the field, asserted his class, overcoming an unlucky trip to register a popular half-length victory over Dreams Cut Short in Saturday’s $90,000 The Vid Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Sistas Stroll Gives Van Dyke First Graded Win

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Five Fillies Stable's Sistas Stroll gave jockey Drayden Van Dyke his first graded stakes score Sept. 13, as Tom Proctor trainees ran 1-2 in the $150,000 Pucker Up Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Arlington International Racecourse. Read More...

More Than Ready’s Daredevil Romps at First Asking

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 5:43 PM ET 9th at BLP (BELMONT PARK)Msw ($75k)     Winner: Daredevil by More Than Ready Daredevil (c, 2, More Than Ready) leads virtually througho... Read More...

Conquest Typhoon scores in Summer

DRF | 5 days ago
Conquest Typhoon graduated in style on Saturday at Woodbine in the Grade 2 Summer, giving Conquest Stable, trainer Mark Casse, and jockey Patrick Husbands a sweep of the two Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In stakes for 2-year-olds on the card. Read More...

Conquest Typhoon Earns Diploma in Summer S.

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 5:29 PM ET 9th at WOX (Woodbine)GII Summer S. ($200K)     Winner: Conquest Typhoon by Stormy Atlantic Conquest Typhoon (Stormy Atlantic) scored a decisive victory & trip to the Breeders' Cup in the GII Summer S. Read More...

Ball Dancing takes down Sands Point in US debut

DRF | 5 days ago
Having been aboard the filly a couple of times in the morning, Joe Bravo left the jockey’s room full of confidence in Ball Dancing, his mount for Saturday’s Grade 2, $500,000 Sands Point Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

Sprint Champ Black Caviar Foals Filly

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Australian sprint star Black Caviar delivered her highly anticipated first foal in the early morning hours Sept. 13 at an undisclosed location in New South Wales. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: New York-breds on turf

DRF | 5 days ago
Some familiar New York-bred turf runners run in Sunday’s co-featured $125,000 stakes scheduled for 1 1/8 miles on the inner turf, the Ashley T. Cole for males (race 4) and the John Hettinger (race 9) for fillies and mares. Read More...

Annecdote turns it on late to win Noble Damsel

DRF | 5 days ago
Proving the old adage it’s not how you start but how you finish, Annecdote overcame a sluggish break from the gate by displaying a strong late kick to win Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths at rainy Belmont Park. Read More...

Ball Dancing Captures American Debut in Sands Point

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 5:00 PM ET 8th at BEL (Belmont Park)GII Sands Point S. ($500K)     Winner: Ball Dancing by Exchange Rate Ball Dancing (Exchange Rate) captures her... Read More...

Conquest Typhoon Gallops in Summer Stakes

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Conquest Typhoon capped a big day for Conquest Stables in a big way at Woodbine Sept. 13, galloping clear in a dominant performance over seven other 2-year-olds in the $200,000 Summer Stakes (Can-IIT). Read More...

Hallowed Crown, Dissident Score in Australia

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Gooree Stud's Hallowed Crown remains unbeaten after winning the AUS$1 million De Bertoli Wines Golden Rose (Aus-I) Sept. 13 at Rosehill Gardens. Read More...

Complete St. springs 20-1 upset in George Rosenberger Memorial

DRF | 5 days ago
Sent off as the longest shot in a field of nine fillies and mares racing 1 1/16 miles over yielding turf, Complete St. outfought odds-on favorite Daylight Ride by a nose in the George Rosenberger Memorial, one of six stakes on Saturday’s 22nd annual Owner’s Day program at Delaware Park. Read More...

Ball Dancing On Her Toes in Sands Point Win

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
French import Ball Dancing, making her United States debut, surged late from between horses to edge stablemate Xcellence in the $500,000 Sands Point Stakes (gr. IIT) Sept. 13 at rainy Belmont Park for trainer Chad Brown. Read More...

Familiar team sends Aireofdistinction to Open Mind win

DRF | 5 days ago
The same people who won the 2013 Open Mind Stakes – trainer Steve Asmussen, owner Gillian Campbell, and jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. – were again the winners of Saturday’s Open Mind Stakes at Churchill. Only the winning filly was different, with Aireofdistinction scoring in the race Saturday following Vuitton’s triumph last year. Read More...

Keeneland September Book 1 Notebook

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A look behind the scenes at some of the newsmakers during sale's first four days. Read More...

Annecdote Powers Home in Noble Damsel

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 4:30 PM ET 7th at BEL (Belmont Park)GIII Noble Damsel S. ($200K)     Winner: Annecdote (GB) by Lucky Story Annecdote (GB) (Lucky Story) goes from ... Read More...

Annecdote Goes Last to First in Noble Damsel

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
George Bolton and Peter Leidel's Annecdote, in her first start in the United States, went from last to first in a field of nine to win the $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 13 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Margano by a nose in PTHA President’s Cup

DRF | 5 days ago
Margano won an extremely tight photo finish as the longest shot in the field for the $200,000 Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association President’s Cup on Saturday at Parx Racing. Read More...

Embarr wins Brookmeade for third time

DRF | 5 days ago
Embarr, a 6-year-old daughter of Royal Academy trained by Susan Cooney won the $60,000 Brookmeade Stakes for Virginia-bred or -sired fillies and mares for a third time Saturday at Laurel Park. She also won the 1 1/16-mile turf race in 2011 and 2012. Read More...

Mound wires Loyalty Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Mound wired the field of eight Ohio-accredited 2-year-olds in the $50,000 Loyalty at Belterra Park on Saturday. Read More...

Margano Edges Out PTHA President’s Cup Score

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Margano edged out a determined victory over Holiday Star in the the $200,000 PTHA President's Cup Stakes Sept. 13 at Parx Racing, earning his first victory of 2014 by a nose. Read More...

Trappe Shot 3/4 to Tapizar Brings $600,00 at KEESEP

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 4:00 PM ET KEESEP (Keeneland September Yearlings)hip 982     yearling C     Trappe Shot--Winning Call     600,000  Breeder: Oak Ridge Farm & Fred Allor (KY)  Consignor: Gainesway  Buyer: Juddmonte Farm Juddmonte outlasts Mark Casse for $600,000 Trappe Shot 3/4-bro to GISW Tapizar from Gainesway at KEESEP Read More...

Harlan’s Holiday Filly Chases Down Chalk in Natalma

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 3:51 PM ET 6th at WOX (Woodbine)GII Natalma S. (C$200k)     Winner: Conquest Harlanate by Harlan's Holiday Conquest Harlanate (f, 2, Harlan's Holi... Read More...