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Yonkers: Thursday 10/30 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Thursday 10/30 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 10/30 analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Thursday 10/30 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: Opening day at Aqueduct

DRF | 3 days ago
There’s a chill in the air, and daylight-saving time is coming to an end, which, of course, means this is the time of year racing fans have anticipated for months. Yes, trick or treat, it’s time for Aqueduct, where racing on the New York Racing Association circuit will be conducted for the next six months. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
DRF handicappers Mike Watchmaker, Dave Litfin and Brad Free give their analysis of the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup News Update for October 28, 201

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Claire Novak updates us more on American Pharaoh, Shared Belief, Dank, Toronado, and other horses hitting the track. See footage of the international horses as the enter and run on the track. Read More...

Untapable looks to cap breakout season

DRF | 3 days ago
The $2 million Distaff is not the first Breeders’ Cup drama for Untapable or Close Hatches. They were supporting players in 2013 – Untapable eighth in the Juvenile Fillies, Close Hatches second in the Distaff. Read More...

Big Cazanova Favored in Las Vegas Marathon

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Big Cazanova, an Argentine-bred who is on the also-eligible list for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, is also the 5-2 morning-line choice in the Las Vegas Marathon (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Churchill Increases Dividend to $1

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Churchill Downs Inc. announced Oct. 28 an annual dividend of $1 per outstanding share, a 15% increase over prior year, on CDI's common stock, payable Jan. 7, 2015, to shareholders of record Dec. 5, 2014. Read More...

Godolphin Buys Majority Interest in Belardo

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Godolphin has purchased a majority share in Prince Faisal's gutsy Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I) winner Belardo, who eventually is to join the Darley stallion roster. Read More...

Ramseys Double Up in BC Juvenile Turf

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Ken and Sarah Ramsey, who were disappointed last year by Bobby's Kitten's third-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, will send out both International Star and Luck of the Kitten to try to win this year's version Read More...

Pedigree Says ‘Toast’ Should Handle Dirt

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
One of the many questions surrounding the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) is whether the European-trained Toast of New York, a top-class synthetic specialist, will be as effective on dirt. Read More...

Affordable at the Top – By Eric Mitchell

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Thirty-two horses in the Breeders' Cup cost $50,000 or less as yearlings. Read More...

Clocker: Iotapa asked to finish strongly

DRF | 3 days ago
Iotapa was asked for some finish from the wire to the seven-furlong pole to conclude an efficient five-furlong move Tuesday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Rose to Gold nearing comeback after freshening

DRF | 3 days ago
Rose to Gold is moving closer to a return to racing at her Gulfstream Park West base, with the near-millionaire’s winter objective defense of her title in the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston, trainer Sal Santoro said Tuesday. Read More...

Palace Carries New York Hopes Into BC Sprint

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
As Palace prepares for the Nov. 1 Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), he doesn't simply represent New York by stabling and racing there. He is a New Yorker down to his bones. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf analysis from DRF handicappers. Read More...

Cairo Prince Retired, to Airdrie Stud in 2015

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Cairo Prince, the early spring favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum Brands (gr. I), has been retired and will stand in 2015 at Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky. under a partnership deal with Darley. Read More...

Danette has look of surprise package

DRF | 3 days ago
Angela Renee and Conquest Eclipse, the first two finishers from the Grade 1 Chandelier Stakes here Sept. 27, are 3-1 and 4-1 on the morning line for Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Danette, who finished third in that race, is 20-1 on the line. Read More...

Telescope’s focus has been on Breeders’ Cup Turf

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Michael Stoute and Harry Herbert of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing confirmed Telescope’s next start in a conversation after the colt had finished third in the Grade 1 Juddmonte International Stakes at York. Read More...

Brazen Persuasion a question mark following long layoff

DRF | 3 days ago
Brazen Persuasion is the classiest of seven fillies entered in the ninth race at Churchill Downs, a third-level optional $80,000 claiming race at seven furlongs. But she's also a question mark returning from a layoff of nearly six months. Read More...

Marks: The ones to watch at the Harrisburg sale

DRF | 3 days ago
With the Standardbred Horse Sale at Harrisburg less than a week away, Bob Marks looks at his top picks from the first two days of the sale. Read More...

Genting Using Aqueduct to Tout Value to State

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Genting Americas is using its casino anniversary at Aqueduct Racetrack Oct. 28 as part of a well-timed message to proclaim how valuable it has been to New York State government. Read More...

Cairo Prince retired, to stand at Airdrie Stud

DRF | 3 days ago
Grade 2 winner Cairo Prince, an early favorite on the 2014 Kentucky Derby trail, has been retired from racing and will make his stallion debut during the 2015 breeding season at Airdrie Stud in Midway, Ky., for an advertised fee of $10,000. Read More...

California Chrome Camp Likes Classic Chances

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The California Chrome camp appears very confident heading into the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) despite the 3-year-old colt's disappointing trip in the Sept. 20 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II). Read More...

Hootenanny’s work in Europe stands out

DRF | 3 days ago
A 2-year-old with strong European form appears poised to make it six wins from eight races in Friday’s $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf. The catch is that this horse, Hootenanny, is based in the United States with trainer Wesley Ward. Read More...

Foot problem forces American Pharoah out of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

DRF | 3 days ago
American Pharoah, expected to be a heavy favorite, was scratched from Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita on Tuesday due to an injury, his connections announced. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 10/28/2014

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Keeneland, Europe, Japan, Zia Park, Santa Anita, Breeders' Cup works and more! Read More...

Live Chat – Thursday, October 30 at NOON EST

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Share your Breeders' Cup comments, questions, and picks with the Bloodhorse.com community. Read More...

Shared Belief takes it easy in Breeders’ Cup Classic work

DRF | 3 days ago
Shared Belief, the likely favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and V. E. Day, one of the race’s outsiders, both turned in easy half-mile workouts on Tuesday morning in their final preps for Saturday’s $5 million race. Read More...

Jerardi: Four Penn Challenge winners entered for BC

DRF | 3 days ago
Four winners of the first 15 races in the Penn Gaming Racing Challenge are among the horses entered for the Breeders’ Cup races Friday and Saturday in Santa Anita.
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BC 2014: Baffert on American Pharoah

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert on scratch of favorite American Pharoah from the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Oct. 28. Read More...

Caspar Netscher brings full passport to Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

DRF | 3 days ago
Caspar Netscher has been on the go all through October – to racetracks in three countries and over the Atlantic twice. Read More...

Aqueduct: Speed the name of game in Thursday feature

DRF | 3 days ago
There is no shortage of speed in Thursday’s feature, a $69,000 optional claimer with second-level allowance conditions which is carded as the seventh of eight races. Read More...

Hovdey: Main Sequence plays Yankee Doodle Dandy

DRF | 3 days ago
Trying to win the Breeders’ Cup Turf with a horse based in North America is one of those “why bother?” endeavors. American runners usually end up high-class cannon fodder, reduced to chanting the mantra, “It’s an honor simply to be nominated.” This was not always the case. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup 2014: Dank Clears Quarantine

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
International contenders clear quarantine at Breeders' Cup Oct. 28, 2014. Dank won the 2013 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf. Read More...

American Pharoah Out of Juvenile

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:27 AM ET American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) is out of the GI BC Juvenile via injury. Read More...

American Pharoah Out of BC Juvenile

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Zayat Stables' American Pharoah will be scratched from the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), trainer Bob Baffert confirmed the morning of Oct. 28. Read More...

American Pharoah out of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

DRF | 3 days ago
American Pharoah, the multiple Grade 1-winning 2-year-old, will be scratched from Saturday's $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile, trainer Bob Baffert confirmed Tuesday morning. Read More...

Shared Belief in Easy Half Before BC Classic

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer sent the 3-year-old Candy Ride gelding through an easy half-mile in :52 2/5. Read More...

Australian champion Black Caviar in foal to Sebring

DRF | 3 days ago
Black Caviar, Australia’s three-time Horse of the Year, is pregnant with her second foal, this time by Australian champion Sebring, reports the Melbourne Herald Sun. Read More...

Drug-testing lab pledges to catch up on backlog of work

DRF | 3 days ago
LGC Sciences, the Lexington, Ky., drug-testing laboratory that has been a source of frustration for three major racing jurisdictions this year, is confident it can address a backlog of incomplete tests by the end of 2014 and restore its reputation. Read More...

European Depth Provides Value in BC Races

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
I think every handicapper is aware of the success European-trained horses have enjoyed in the non-sprint turf races contested at Breeders' Cup, but I'm not sure as many players are aware that the value. Read More...

Stryker Phd steps out of his comfort zone in Big Bear

DRF | 3 days ago
The presence of Longacres Mile winner Stryker Phd in Thursday’s $75,000 Big Bear Stakes at Santa Anita is an experiment, his first outing away from northern California or Washington state. Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Marathon Run the speed

DRF | 3 days ago
Marathon Run (15-1) possesses a pace advantage in the featured third race, an Ontario-sired allowance for non-winners of two, and it’s just a question of her ability to stay the nine-furlong distance. Read More...

BC Turf: Farm-trained Hardest Core brings little-known trainer to big stage

DRF | 3 days ago
Hardest Core’s out-of-the-blue win in the Arlington Million was the feel-good story of the summer. A little-known horse – owned, trained, and ridden by obscure connections – takes on the big guys and wins a $1 million race, defeating the reigning Breeders’ Cup Turf champ, Magician, fair and square. Read More...

BC 2014: California Chrome Feisty in Paddock

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was composed and then acted up in a Tuesday October 28, 2014 paddock visit. Read More...

Lone Star Park’s Breeders’ Cup Legacy

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Participants in the 2004 Breeders' Cup at Lone Star Park have made quite an impact. Read More...

Researchers Study Equine Influenza Vaccination Schedules

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The global horse community has long recognized the necessity of vaccinating against equine influenza (EI). However, immunization protocols are not universal: There is no recognized standard regarding intervals between EI vaccinations. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014 10:41 PM ET Fields were drawn Monday for this weekend's Breeders' Cup championships and we have all 13 star-laden... Read More...