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TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Friday, March 27, 2015 8:13 PM ET The world's richest race meeting, the $30-million Dubai World Cup program, takes center stage on the... Read More...

Gulfstream Should Have Lucrative FL Derby Day

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A day before the Florida Derby, indications are that Gulfstream Park could be headed for a huge day in wagering and other business. Read More...

Castellano Gears Up for Busy FL Derby Day

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Javier Castellano will ride all 14 races at Gulfstream Park March 28, including Ami's Flatter in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I), and he wasn't even supposed to be in South Florida that day. Read More...

Trace Creek gives McPeek first Oaklawn stakes win

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Ken McPeek won his first Oaklawn Park stakes on Friday when Trace Creek held off Pistolpackinpenny in the $75,000 Arkansas Breeders’ Stakes. Read More...

Fields Shaping Up for Wood Memorial Day

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Headed by grade I winner Daredevil, a field of promising 3-year-olds is taking shape for the $1 million Twinspires.com Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 4 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

NYRA’s On-Track Handle Rises in 2014

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Total on-track handle at the New York Racing Association's three tracks rose 2% to $374,387,425 in 2014, the second-highest such total over the past six years, NYRA announced March 27. Read More...

Dubai World Cup 2015: Edward Lynham

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Trainer Edward Lynham talks about Sole Power, who runs in the Al Quoz Sprint on March 28. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club. Read More...

Bernier: How I’d play Santa Anita for Saturday, March 28

DRF | 1 day ago
Saturday at Santa Anita, I will try to get a single home in the featured event, the Tokyo City Cup, and score with one of my preferences in the nightcap to complete a daily double. Read More...

Competitive Edge Wins Comeback at Gulfstream

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
In his first start since capturing the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) last summer, Competitive Edge rolled to an 8 1/4-length victory in the $60,000 Tamarac Stakes March 27 at Gulfstream Park to stay unbeaten. Read More...

Mid-Atlantic tracks reach simulcast deal with Monarch

DRF | 1 day ago
The simulcast dispute between the Mid-Atlantic Cooperative of racetracks and the Monarch Content Management Company, which is owned by the Stronach Group and controls the simulcast signals from Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita among others, was resolved late Friday afternoon. Read More...

The Wizard’s weekend selections, analysis, and wagering strategies

DRF | 1 day ago
Available now, the Wizard sets his sights on this weekend’s best racing, with an eye toward the best betting opportunities. With his full-card selections and analysis, you’ll find a detailed look at the field and top picks for each race. With the addition of the betting window, you’ll get suggested wagers, including exotics. Plays are updated 30 to 60 minutes before first post to account for scratches and changes. Find out more and buy now. Read More...

DRF Plus handicapping reports for Saturday, March 28

DRF | 1 day ago
Download DRF Plus handicapping reports for Saturday's races, including DRF Daily GamePlan, the Positive ROI Report, and Key Race Report. Read More...

Dubai Wold Cup 2015: Trackwork March 27

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Horses on track at Meydan preparing for the March 28 Dubai World Cup races, including Prayer for Relief (Blue #10), Lea (White #5), Rich Tapestry (Gold #2), My Johnny Be Good (Pink #5), and Salutos Amigos (Gold #5). Read More...

Dubai World Cup 2015: Trackwork March 27

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Horses on track at Meydan preparing for the March 28 Dubai World Cup races, including Prayer for Relief (Blue #10), Lea (White #5), Rich Tapestry (Gold #2), My Johnny Be Good (Pink #5), and Salutos Amigos (Gold #5). Read More...

Medaglia d’Oro Filly Impressive at Big A for Bromans

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Friday, March 27, 2015 4:28 PM ET 3rd at AQU (Aqueduct)Alw/OC ($54K)     Winner: Bar of Gold  by Medaglia d'Oro Broman homebred Bar of Gold (Medaglia d'Oro) romps home in the ... Read More...

Watchmaker: How I’d play Gulfstream for Saturday, March 28

DRF | 1 day ago
DRF handicapper Mike Watchmaker provides his best plays on Saturday's card at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

License Review Likely for Charged Penn Vets

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Four veterinarians who have agreed to plead guilty under a plea agreement following criminal charges brought by a U.S. Attorney can expect to have their licenses reviewed in Pennsylvania. Read More...

Illman: Gulfstream pick four play for Saturday, March 28

DRF | 1 day ago
Saturday’s Gulfstream card promises to be a fantastic afternoon of racing. Let’s try a 50-cent pick four play, beginning in race 6. Read More...

Keeneland Spring Meet Set to Open April 3

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Keeneland begins its 2015 spring meet April 3 with the first two days of its 15-day stand anchored by the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes(gr. I), which moves up a week as part of a richer, re-ordered stakes calendar. Read More...

Stellar Wind Striking for Curlin

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Three of Smart Strike's best sons-who retired to stud in the space of four years-are shaping up as if they have the potential to make their way to the upper echelons of the North American stallion colony. Read More...

Cooperative, Monarch End Simulcast Dispute

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The lengthy dispute that has kept members of the Mid-Atlantic Cooperative from offering wagering on racetracks represented by Monarch Content Management has ended, an official confirmed March 27. Read More...

One Lucky Dane to Join Dortmund in SA Derby

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
One Lucky Dane, an impressive allowance/optional claiming winner in his last start at Santa Anita Park March 19, will likely join unbeaten stablemate Dortmund in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 4. Read More...

Balmoral: Sunday 3/29 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Sunday 3/29 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Takamatsunomiya Kinen first Grade 1 of year in Japan

DRF | 1 day ago
Aerovelocity and Straight Girl, the first- and third-place finishers of the Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin last December, are the leading contenders in Sunday’s $1,658,831 Takamatsunomiya Kinen at about six furlongs at Chukyo Racecourse in Japan. Read More...

Grade I Winner La Tia Retired

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Salvador Hernandez' homebred La Tia, winner of the 2014 Matriarch Stakes (gr. IT), has been retired from racing. The 6-year-old daughter of City Place will be bred to Candy Ride. Read More...

Dubai Trackwork Notes, March 27

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Following is the March 27 update on some of the horses preparing for races on the $30 million Dubai World Cup card, to be run March 28 at Meydan. Read More...

Criminal charges filed against four veterinarians in Pennsylvania

DRF | 2 days ago
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania filed criminal charges Thursday in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg against four veterinarians for allegedly administering drugs to horses at Penn National within 24 hours of the horse being scheduled to race. Read More...

Fantasy will kick off Racing Festival of the South

DRF | 2 days ago
Oaklawn Park moves into its most important stretch of racing next Saturday, April 4, with the Grade 3, $400,000 Fantasy Stakes. The feature for 3-year-old fillies opens the annual Racing Festival of the South. Read More...

Hovdey: Tedesco the constant in changing surfaces

DRF | 2 days ago
With nearly 40 years of racetrack experience, Rich Tedesco is supervising what could be the most important surface laid in California in what has been a seemingly endless series of West Coast projects over the past 10 years. Read More...

Successful winter-spring meet comes to a close

DRF | 2 days ago
Turfway’s winter-spring meet wraps up Sunday with a nine-race card to close out a largely successful season. The track raised its modest purses twice, and its Polytrack synthetic surface withstood a harsh winter. Read More...

Training hours get busy as meet nears open

DRF | 2 days ago
A week removed from opening day Friday, the Keeneland barn area is beginning to fill up, and horses are prepping for upcoming races with breezes over the Keeneland dirt track. Fifty-four horses recorded works Friday at Keeneland, with horses from the stables of trainers Wesley Ward, Ian Wilkes, and Nick Zito particularly active. Read More...

Training hours get busy as meet nears open

DRF | 2 days ago
A week removed from opening day Friday, the Keeneland barn area is beginning to fill up, and horses are prepping for upcoming races with breezes over the Keeneland dirt track. Fifty-four horses recorded works Friday at Keeneland, with horses from the stables of trainers Wesley Ward, Ian Wilkes, and Nick Zito particularly active. Read More...

Super Saver’s Competitive Edge Picks Up Where He Left Off

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Friday, March 27, 2015 1:49 PM ET 2nd at GPX (Gulfstream Park)Tamarac S. ($60K)     Winner: Competitive Edge by Super Saver Grade I winner Competitive Edge (Super Saver) defea... Read More...

Texas Red training lightly

DRF | 2 days ago
Texas Red remains in light training with Keith Desormeaux after a persistent foot issue ended any hope of a start in a Triple Crown race for the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last November. Read More...

Texas Red training lightly

DRF | 2 days ago
Texas Red remains in light training with Keith Desormeaux after a persistent foot issue ended any hope of a start in a Triple Crown race for the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last November. Read More...

Five Palms wins comeback for Baffert

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert has yet another promising older horse in his stable in Five Palms, who returned from a 15-month layoff to win a second-level optional $62,500 claimer at seven furlongs Thursday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Five Palms wins comeback for Baffert

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert has yet another promising older horse in his stable in Five Palms, who returned from a 15-month layoff to win a second-level optional $62,500 claimer at seven furlongs Thursday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Wise Dan making progress, yet to resume jogging

DRF | 2 days ago
Wise Dan, the 2012 and 2013 Horse of the Year, is making progress after a compression fracture to his right front cannon bone was diagnosed last fall but has not yet healed enough to resume jogging or galloping, according to trainer Charlie LoPresti. Read More...

Wise Dan making progress, yet to resume jogging

DRF | 2 days ago
Wise Dan, the 2012 and 2013 Horse of the Year, is making progress after a compression fracture to his right front cannon bone was diagnosed last fall but has not yet healed enough to resume jogging or galloping, according to trainer Charlie LoPresti. Read More...

Bejarano takes off mounts on Friday’s card

DRF | 2 days ago
Leading rider Rafael Bejarano took off his mounts on Friday after he was unseated in the gallop-out after Thursday’s first race at Santa Anita. Read More...

Bejarano takes off mounts on Friday’s card

DRF | 2 days ago
Leading rider Rafael Bejarano took off his mounts on Friday after he was unseated in the gallop-out after Thursday’s first race at Santa Anita. Read More...

Harness: 15,000 wins for driver Tony Morgan

DRF | 2 days ago
Driver Tony Morgan joined an elite club on Friday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia. The 56-year-old picked up win No. 15,000 to become just the third driver in history to accomplish that lofty feat. Read More...

Harness: 15,000 wins for driver Tony Morgan

DRF | 2 days ago
Driver Tony Morgan joined an elite club on Friday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia. The 56-year-old picked up win No. 15,000 to become just the third driver in history to accomplish that lofty feat. Read More...

Competitive Edge blitzes ‘em in return

DRF | 2 days ago
Competitive Edge made a stylish return to the races Friday at Gulfstream Park, striking the front soon after the start and galloping to an 8 1/4-length victory over previously undefeated Mr. Jordan in the $58,200 Tamarac Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Competitive Edge blitzes ‘em in return

DRF | 2 days ago
Competitive Edge made a stylish return to the races Friday at Gulfstream Park, striking the front soon after the start and galloping to an 8 1/4-length victory over previously undefeated Mr. Jordan in the $58,200 Tamarac Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

All in Fun well spotted in Sanibel Island

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Shug McGaughey has taken the conservative route and entered All in Fun in Sunday’s $75,000 Sanibel Island Handicap for 3-year-old fillies on the turf. Read More...

All in Fun well spotted in Sanibel Island

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Shug McGaughey has taken the conservative route and entered All in Fun in Sunday’s $75,000 Sanibel Island Handicap for 3-year-old fillies on the turf. Read More...

Valor Farm continues Scharbauer’s legacy

DRF | 2 days ago
In the year since the passing of Clarence Scharbauer Jr., the Valor Farm operation he founded in Pilot Point, Texas, has continued his legacy of producing quality horses. Read More...

Valor Farm continues Scharbauer’s legacy

DRF | 2 days ago
In the year since the passing of Clarence Scharbauer Jr., the Valor Farm operation he founded in Pilot Point, Texas, has continued his legacy of producing quality horses. Read More...

Swan song for Fasig-Tipton Texas

DRF | 2 days ago
The Fasig-Tipton Texas auction of 2-year-olds in training on Tuesday will mark the end of an era. The sale administered by the Kentucky-based auction house will be the final one for the Fasig-Tipton Texas office. Since 1997, Fasig-Tipton Texas has conducted as many as three different auctions each year, all at a sales pavilion at Lone Star Park that was built in partnership by the Dallas-area track, Fasig-Tipton, and owners and breeders with ties to Texas. The sales have been sponsored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association. Read More...