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Gleneagles Shows Heart in Irish Guineas Win

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Pocketed on the rail with a quarter mile to run, Gleneagles gamely charged through a gap in the final sixteenth at the Curragh to capture the Tattersalls Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) May 23. Read More...

Distinctiv Passion back on U.S. turf

DRF | 3 days ago
The world traveler Distinctiv Passion is back at Santa Anita for Monday’s $100,000 Los Angeles Stakes, a race that would have seemed unlikely after his 13th-place finish in the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint on turf March 28 in Dubai. Read More...

Zito gives Frammento’s longshot bid credibility

DRF | 3 days ago
It is likely Frammento will be one of the longest shots on the board in the Belmont Stakes on June 6, when American Pharoah will attempt to become Thoroughbred racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner. But before you dismiss Frammento and his 1-for-8 record, just look who trains him. Read More...

Firing Line Returns to Track at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Arnold Zetcher's Firing Line was out on the track May 23 at Santa Anita Park for his first gallop since a troubled run in the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Compton Place’s Pearl Secret Powers to Temple Triumph

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2015 11:23 AM ET 5th at HAY (HAYDOCK PARK)G2 betfred.com Temple S.     Winner: Pearl Secret (GB) by Compton Place (GB) Qatar Racing Ltd's Pearl Secret (GB) (... Read More...

Empire Maker Filly Stays Perfect in the Lanwades

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2015 11:16 AM ET 5th at CGH (CURRAGH)G2 Lanwades Stud S. (Ridgewood Pearl S.)     Winner: Brooch by Empire Maker Juddmonte's Brooch (Empire Maker) goes 4-for... Read More...

Free: Santa Anita pick three play for Sunday, May 24

DRF | 3 days ago
Nothing fancy Sunday at Santa Anita. The proposed multi-race wager is a simple, inexpensive pick three covering races 5-7. Read More...

Irish Guineas Glory For Galileo’s Gleneagles

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2015 10:36 AM ET 4th at CGH (CURRAGH)G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas     Winner: Gleneagles (Ire) by Galileo (Ire) Michael Tabor's Gleneagles (Ire) (Galile... Read More...

Nayef’s Mustajeeb Takes the Greenlands

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2015 10:03 AM ET 3rd at CGH (CURRAGH)G2 Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands S.     Winner: Mustajeeb (GB) by Nayef Shadwell's Mustajeeb (GB) (Nayef) wins The Curra... Read More...

Engel, More Than Even smokin’ hot for RPDC Classic Distaff

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Roger Engel has won races at a 49 percent clip all meet long at Will Rogers Downs in a record that’s almost as good as the one stable star More Than Even will bring into the $55,000 RPDC Classic Distaff on Monday. Read More...

Haveyougoneaway looks ready to fire in First Lady

DRF | 4 days ago
Haveyougoneaway brings a string of bullet workouts into the $50,000 First Lady Handicap at Ruidoso Downs on Monday. Read More...

Rasmussen, Wild Rose add class to card

DRF | 4 days ago
The 2014 Iowa Derby champion Jessica’s Star returns to the scene of his greatest exploits for the $75,000 Jim Rasmussen Memorial at Prairie Meadows. The 1 1/16-mile stakes for 3-year-olds and up shares the card with the $50,000 Wild Rose for fillies and mares. Read More...

Kenzadargent fresh and ready for Miss Liberty

DRF | 4 days ago
The holiday Monday card at Monmouth is topped by the $75,000 Miss Liberty Stakes, which has attracted a solid group of fillies and mares who will meet at 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Read More...

Teofilo Colt Thrashes Marble Hill Rivals

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2015 9:35 AM ET 2nd at CGH (CURRAGH)Listed Cold Move EBF Marble Hill S.     Winner: Round Two (Ire) by Teofilo (Ire) Godolphin's Round Two (Ire) (Teofilo {Ir... Read More...

Tapiture, Carve renew rivalry in Lone Star Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
Familiar rivals Tapiture and Carve break side-by-side in the Grade 3, $200,000 Lone Star Park Handicap on Monday. Tapiture and Carve will vie for favoritism in the mile and a sixteenth race. Read More...

Living The Life takes on the boys in the All American

DRF | 4 days ago
Is a Grade 3, $100,000 stakes the spot where you experiment? It is for trainer Gary Mandella, who sends the 5-year-old mare Living The Life to Golden Gate Fields to compete against males in Monday’s one-mile All American Stakes. Read More...

Southern Honey starts drive to Breeders’ Cup return

DRF | 4 days ago
Last Memorial Day, Southern Honey won the Grade 3 Winning Colors as a 3-year-old over older fillies and mares. So why can’t she repeat as a 4-year-old? Read More...

Veterans meet again in Honor the Hero

DRF | 4 days ago
Castletown and El Seventyseven, a pair of accomplished 7-year-old geldings, both ran in last year’s $75,000 Honor the Hero Stakes, and they return for Monday’s edition of the five furlong turf dash at Canterbury Park. Read More...

Litfin: Belmont Park pick four play for Saturday, May 23

DRF | 4 days ago
Starting this weekend, they’ve brought back the $300,000 guarantee for the late pick four on Saturdays, so let’s take a swing at it. Read More...

Hammersly: How I’d play Santa Anita for Sunday, March 24

DRF | 4 days ago
There are a couple runners later on the program who may be of use to you for your in-race and multi-race wagers. Read More...

Boban (Aus) goes bang in Doomben 10,000

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2015 2:34 AM ET 8th at DOO (DOOMBEN)G1 Doomben 10,000 (A$750k)     Winner: Boban (Aus) by Bernardini Fourth Group 1 victory for Bernardini's (USA) son Read More...

The 64-Year-Old Woman Who Named American Pharoah*

The owners of the Triple Crown hopeful, whose name was registered with the Jockey Club, suggested two possible reasons the thoroughbred’s name is spelled the way it is. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 8:28 PM ET The Curragh plays host to Saturday's biggest race, as the Coolmore contingent's Gleneagles (Ire)... Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 8:28 PM ET The Curragh plays host to Saturday's biggest race, as the Coolmore contingent's Gleneagles (Ire)... Read More...

Golden Eagle Partial Dispersal at Barretts

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
There are 156 horses cataloged for Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age May 28 at Del Mar, including several in a partial dispersal of Golden Eagle Farm. Read More...

Golden Eagle Partial Dispersal at Barretts

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
There are 156 horses cataloged for Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age May 28 at Del Mar, including several in a partial dispersal of Golden Eagle Farm. Read More...

Five Palms Making Stakes Debut in Los Angeles

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Five Palms, a lightly raced 5-year-old trained by Bob Baffert, will make his first trip into stakes waters in the $100,000 Los Angeles Stakes (gr. III) May 25 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Five Palms Making Stakes Debut in Los Angeles

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Five Palms, a lightly raced 5-year-old trained by Bob Baffert, will make his first trip into stakes waters in the $100,000 Los Angeles Stakes (gr. III) May 25 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Espinoza: TC Pursuit ‘Different This Time’

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Victor Espinoza departs Southern California for New York June 1, for what he hopes is a date with destiny, when he pursues a sweep of the Triple Crown aboard American Pharoah in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6. Read More...

Summer Hit Aimed for All American Three-Peat

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Summer Hit will try to win the $100,000 All American Stakes (gr. III) for the third consecutive year May 25 at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Hard Not to Like Seeking CA Score in Gamely

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Speedway Stable's Hard Not to Like will look for her second grade I turf score in the $300,000 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) May 22 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Ostrolenka Appears Poised for Mike Lee Stakes

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
After cruising to victory in an allowance/optional claiming race May 2 at Belmont Park, stakes winner Ostrolenka appears ready to deliver a top effort in the $125,000 Mike Lee Stakes for New York-bred 3-year-olds May 25. Read More...

Jockey Taylor Hole Rides 2,000th Winner

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Veteran jockey Taylor Hole picked up his 2,000th career victory May 22 at Pimlico Race Course, when riding Dr Bolt to victory in the sixth race. Read More...

Illman: How I’d play Belmont for Saturday, May 23

DRF | 4 days ago
DRF handicapper Dan Illman provides his best plays for Saturday's program at Belmont Park. Read More...

DRF Plus handicapping reports for Saturday, May 23

DRF | 4 days ago
Download DRF Plus handicapping reports for Saturday's races, including DRF Bets GamePlan, the Positive ROI Report, and Key Race Report. Read More...

MarketWatch: American Pharoah’s Stud Value

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Byron Rogers discusses American Pharoah's valuation, historical comparisons, and potential breeding strategies. Read More...

Bernier: How I’d play Santa Anita for Saturday, May 23

DRF | 4 days ago
DRF handicapper Matt Bernier provides his best plays on Saturday's program at Santa Anita. Read More...

16 Remain Engaged for Epsom Derby

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Following the May 22 deadline for scratches, 16 3-year-olds remain eligible for the Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I), set for June 6. The classic is Britain's richest race, with a prize fund of at least 1.325 million. Read More...

Love Me Only’s First Foal a Stakes Winner

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Storm The Stars, the first foal produced from Love Me Only, whose buyers attempted to have their $2.1 million purchase of the mare rescinded by a court last year, has become a stakes winner in England. Read More...

Registration Open for Horse Rescue Class

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Kentucky Horse Council, in partnership with Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, will hold a large animal emergency rescue training session May 30. Read More...

New York Dinner Benefits Grayson-Jockey Club

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The gala dinner of the Pan American Conference, presented by Longines at New York City's exclusive Cipriani 42nd Street, will be held Friday, June 5 and proceeds will benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. Read More...

Balmoral: Sunday 5/24 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Sunday 5/24 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Palm Meadows to Remain Open For Summer

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
For the first time in its 13-year history, Gulfstream Park's satellite training facility Palm Meadows will remain open for the summer meeting. Read More...

Sciacca has solid pair for Big Apple Showcase Day

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Gary Sciacca looks well armed to have a big Memorial Day when he runs Saratoga Snacks in the $200,000 Commentator Stakes and Wincoma in the $125,000 Mike Lee Stakes. Read More...

Tapiture set for first Texas start in Lone Star Park Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
Tapiture will be making his first start in Texas on Monday when he runs in the Grade 3, $200,000 Lone Star Park Handicap, but he should feel right at home. His trainer, Steve Asmussen, has a division at the Dallas-area track. Asmussen also has a residence near Lone Star and ranks as the track’s all-time winningest trainer. Asmussen also notched a Lone Star Handicap win in 2013 with Master Rick. Read More...

Blazing Speed to Try for Repeat in Hong Kong

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Blazing Speed heads 11 entries for the final group I race of Hong Kong's 2014-15 season, the HK$10 million Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup, May 31 at Sha Tin. Read More...

La Madrina ends long layoff in allowance sprint

DRF | 4 days ago
After a seven-month layoff, La Madrina kicks off her 4-year-old campaign Sunday in third-level allowance race going six furlongs at Belmont Park. Read More...

Hovdey: Two grads in perfect harmony with racing

DRF | 4 days ago
Worried about the future of racing? Yeah, me too. But there are a few silver linings that sparkle through the muck and the mire, and for the purposes of celebrating a holiday weekend rife with good sport, I figure it can’t hurt to shine a spotlight in a couple of special directions. Read More...

American Pharoah Gallops at Churchill

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The homebred son of Pioneerof the Nile galloped 1 3/16 miles over the Churchill Downs main track May 22 at 8:30 a.m. EDT following the renovation break with exercise rider Jorge Alvarez up. Read More...

Golden Ray First Winner for American Lion

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
First-time starter Golden Ray becomes the first winner for Darby Dan Farm stallion American Lion after he goes wire-to-wire in a maiden special weight race May 22 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...