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Mohawk: Another Gold Series victory for Kadabra Queen

Daily Racing Form - Sat, 2018-08-18 19:59
<p>Mohawk Racetrack hosted the 2-year-old trotting colts and fillies on Friday evening, and the novices put on an impressive show in a trio of Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series divisions.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>

Owner/Breeder Josephine Gleis Dies at Age 105

Blood-Horse - 2 hours 7 min ago
Owner and breeder Josephine Gleis died Jan. 14 at the age of 105 surrounded by her family at her home in Newport Beach, Calif., according to her grandson, Rick Hausman.

Oaklawn, Fair Grounds Cancel Jan. 18 Cards

Blood-Horse - 2 hours 7 min ago
Oaklawn Park management has canceled the nine-race card scheduled for Jan. 18 due to frigid temperatures. Fair Grounds also canceled its Thursday card due to harsh winter weather.

Yonkers: Horses to watch from Jan. 12 - Jan. 16

Daily Racing Form - 4 hours 52 min ago
<p><strong>2018 Meet Stats: 2 - 5 / $10.30</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>MORE DRAGON</strong> (NW10000) - Got very rough while moving off turn three, recovered and finished with a late rush.<br /> <br /> <strong>MR RIGHT HANOVER</strong> (NW30000) - Rushed up uncovered with a hard challenge into the rating pacesetter, took over turning home but was nailed by a sharp trip-sitter.<br /> <br /> <strong>LILY&#39;S SWAN POND </strong>(NW20000) - Went a long parked-out grinding trip and held well for the duration.<br /><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>

Woodbine Harness: Horses to watch from Jan. 11 - Jan . 15

Daily Racing Form - 4 hours 55 min ago
<p><em>Thursday, January 11</em></p> <p><strong>FRENCH BASTILLE </strong>(NW2) was a no-sweat wire-to-wire winner moving into winning barn and should take another or two.</p> <p><strong>DEADLY ACTION</strong> (CLMHCP8/10000) was parked the mile, challenged the mile and tired but missed by less than one at over 30-1.</p> <p><strong>WINNING LYRIC</strong> (NW3) was off to a sloppy start, took to the rear, rallied the last turn, went wide, took a short lead, gutted it out but tired. Should get a win soon enough.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>

Mr. Jordan Has Class Edge in Sunshine Millions Classic

Blood-Horse - 5 hours 6 min ago
Trainer Eddie Plesa is counting on Mr. Jordan's class to pull him through a scenario that is on the outer limits of his wheelhouse when he starts the 6-year-old in the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes going 1 1/8 miles Jan. 20.

Grade 1 Winner It Tiz Well Retired From Racing

Blood-Horse - 5 hours 6 min ago
Grade 1 winner It Tiz Well has been retired from racing following a training injury she sustained Dec. 30 and will be bred to Tapit this season, Tommy Town Thoroughbreds farm manager Mike Allen said Jan. 17.

New Budget Bill Would Allow for Night Racing at Belmont

Thoroughbred Daily News - 5 hours 19 min ago

A new executive budget bill introduced by New York state governor Andrew Cuomo Jan. 16 included proposed legislation that would allow the New York Racing Association (NYRA) to conduct night racing at Belmont up to three nights a week. The proposed legislation, which would need legislative approval before the budget is signed into law by the governor before Apr. 30, specifies that the track could race at night Thursday through Saturday, provided that the cards conclude by 10:30 p.m. ET.

While current law only allows racing to be conducted between sunrise and sunset, the New York Senate passed a bill in June 2017 that would allow NYRA to conduct night racing twice a week during Belmont’s spring/summer and fall meets. The bill was not yet voted on by the state Assembly, and any additional legislative activity was deferred to the 2018 session.

Belmont Park was recently chosen as the site for a new arena for the NHL’s New York Islanders that will be situated adjacent to the racetrack.

“We envision night racing as a part of a comprehensive redevelopment of Belmont Park,” said Patrick McKenna, Director of Communications at NYRA. “The Islanders are making preparations to begin construction on a world-class arena that will be part of a sports and entertainment complex to rival any in the country.”

While night racing is unlikely to become a reality in 2018, McKenna said the ultimate goal is to be ready when the time comes.

“This is an important moment, and it certainly marks the progress and momentum behind efforts to allow Thoroughbred racing at night,” McKenna said.

The language of the bill specified that NYRA would be required to coordinate post-times with Yonkers Raceway’s harness racing programs to facilitate an integrated schedule of racing.

In a December TDN Q&A, NYRA CEO Chris Kay said that night racing was an integral component of the development of Belmont Park into a modern day entertainment venue. The advent of nighttime racing, according to Kay, would dovetail perfectly with Islanders’ arrival to the site.

“We would like to see night racing at Belmont, primarily because the sport of horse racing needs to generate new generations of fans, like millennials,” Kay told the TDN‘s T.D. Thornton. “And those folks are working on a Thursday or a Friday afternoon. They like to go out and have a good time; we want to provide them with that opportunity. We want to offer our sport the way baseball offers their sport, at night when people can go.”


Meadowlands: Friday 1/19 Analysis

Daily Racing Form - 5 hours 21 min ago
<p><strong>Best Bet: </strong>HOPE FOR BADLANDS (12th)</p> <p><strong>Spot Play: </strong>DOWNUNDERMATTER (6th)</p> <p><strong>Race 3 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool</strong></p> <p><strong>Race 8 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool</strong></p> <p><strong>MEET STATS: 69 - 242 / $470.50 (-$13.50)</strong></p> <p><strong>BEST BETS: 10 - 19 / $35.90 (-$2.10)</strong></p> <p><strong>Race 1</strong></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>

Woodbine Harness: Friday 1/19 Analysis

Daily Racing Form - 5 hours 27 min ago
<p><strong>Best Bet: </strong>LYONS WILLIAM (1st)</p> <p><strong>Spot Play: </strong>IN SPADES (4th)</p> <p><strong>Race 1 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool</strong></p> <p><strong>Race 4 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool</strong></p> <p><strong>PICK 5: 1/1,5/5,6,8/1,4,6/2,3,6 = $10.80</strong></p> <p><strong>EARLY PICK 4: 1,4,6/2,3,6/2,4,5/3,7 = $54</strong></p> <p><strong>LATE PICK 4: 3,7/4,5,8,9/3,5/2,8,10 = $48</strong></p> <p><strong>MEET STATS: 136 - 455 / $798.00&nbsp; BEST BETS: 22 - 44 / $86.90</strong></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>

Yonkers: Friday 1/19 Analysis

Daily Racing Form - 5 hours 32 min ago
<p class="MsoNormal"><b>Best Bet: </b>ALL ABOUT MADI (12th)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b>Spot Play: </b>BB&rsquo;S HARLEY (2nd)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b>MEET STATS: 5 - 34 / $48.30</b></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b>BEST BETS: 1 - 3 / $4.90</b></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b>Race 1</b></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>

City Zip Colt Makes It Two Straight in Hallandale

Thoroughbred Daily News - 5 hours 57 min ago

Sent off the hot favorite at 2-5 on the heels of a big-figure maiden victory Dec. 13, Impact Player (c, 3, City Zip–Candy Apple {Arg}, by Halo Sunshine) was quickest into stride, set a controlled pace and dropped the hammer late, cruising home to a five-length success at Gulfstream Park. Drawn gate two, the bay colt, blinkered for the second time, was fastest away and did not have to work overly hard through an opening quarter-mile in :23.58. The long-striding colt had those immediately behind him hard at it and was traveling smoothly on the turn after four furlongs in a tepid :46.90, and with chief market rival Septimius Severus (Roman Ruler) under the pump from Tyler Gaffalione at the quarter pole, it was just a matter of how far for Impact Player. He was ultimately ridden out to a convincing success. Septimius Severus, a private purchase by West Point Thoroughbreds and Reeves Racing off a smashing Aqueduct debut Nov. 25, was off slowly and did well to be second. Impact Player was runner-up to future GIII Futurity S. winner Engage (Into Mischief) at Saratoga Sept. 4, but was an odds-on fourth in a Belmont turf sprint Oct. 1 and fifth in a main-track mile Oct. 25. Among those behind him last time was his fourth-placed stablemate Road to Damascus (Pioneerof the Nile), a $475,000 Keeneland September yearling who bounced back to graduate with an 80 Beyer Speed Figure at Tampa Jan. 14. A $350,000 OBS April acquisition last spring, Impact Player is out of a Group 3-winning half-sister to leading sire Candy Ride (Arg) (Ride the Rails) who was most recently bred to Gemologist. Lifetime Record: 5-2-1-0. O-NK Racing; B-Colts Neck Stables LLC (KY); T-Todd A Pletcher.

Grade I Winner It Tiz Well Retired

Thoroughbred Daily News - 6 hours 29 min ago

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds’ ‘TDN Rising Star’ and GI Cotillion S. heroine It Tiz Well (Arch–It Tiz, by Tiznow) has been retired to Brookdale Farm in Kentucky and will be bred to Tapit in 2018, according to the farm’s Twitter page. Unraced since her win at the highest level at Parx Sept. 23, the filly was forced to miss a start in the GI Breeders’ Cup Distaff with a foot issue and recently emerged from a Dec. 30 workout with a bone chip in her ankle, according to numerous reports.

Named a ‘Rising Star’ after graduating from the maiden ranks at second asking at Los Alamitos in December 2016, the dark bay captured the GIII Honeybee S. at Oaklawn in March and the GIII Delaware Oaks in July. The Jerry Hollendorfer trainee knocked on the door at the Grade I level with a third in the Santa Anita Oaks in April and a runner-up finish in the Alabama in August before finally breaking through with a victory in the Cotillion. She retires with a record of 5-2-2 from 10 starts and earnings totaling $1,130,840.

Tommy Town purchased It Tiz Well for $230,000 as a Keeneland September yearling.


Into Mischief Daughter of Pussycat Doll Graduates at Tampa

Thoroughbred Daily News - 6 hours 40 min ago

8th-TAM, $20,000, Msw, 1-17, 3yo, f, 1m 40y, 1:43.95, ft.
TEN DEMERITS (f, 3, Into Mischief–Pussycat Doll {MGISW, $797,183}, by Real Quiet) tracked the pace three deep after breaking from a wide gate, was sent into the lead on the far turn and outstayed first-starter and $475,000 Keeneland November weanling Commentary (The Factor) to break her maiden by 3/4 of a length as the 21-10 favorite Wednesday afternoon at Tampa. A rallying fifth after drifting far back on her Nov. 21 debut sprinting at Parx, the homebred improved to be a distant runner-up going seven panels at this venue Dec. 30 in her two previous efforts. Ten Demerits is the fifth winner from as many to race for her dam, who posted a trio of Grade I victories at seven furlongs, including the 2005 La Brea S. Pussycat Doll, a daughter of 1999 La Brea winner Hookedonthefeelin (Citidancer), is also the dam of Aquaphobia (Giant’s Causeway), SW, $174,110; and Forever Popular (Dynaformer), SW-Eng, in addition to the stakes-placed Set to Music (Dynaformer). Pussycat Doll’s half-brother Jimmy Creed (Distorted Humor) was represented by 20 individual winners from his first crop of runners in 2017. Barren to Into Mischief for 2017, Pussycat Doll was most recently bred to Uncle Mo. Lifetime Record: 3-1-1-0, $17,150. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Lael Stables; B-M Roy Jackson (KY); T-Arnaud Delacour.

Fair Grounds cancels Thursday card

Daily Racing Form - 7 hours 14 min ago
<p>Fair Grounds Race Course on Wednesday cancelled the racing program on Thursday, Jan. 18 owing to wintry weather in the area.</p> <p>New Orleans had record cold on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning in addition to a mix of sleet, ice, and snow. The conditions were unusually harsh by area standards and led to widespread cancellations, postponements, and travel problems. The low temperature early Thursday morning was forecast to be an unusually low 23 degrees, with Thursday&rsquo;s high expected to reach 42.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>

Sassy Sienna possible for Martha Washington, Honeybee

Daily Racing Form - 7 hours 31 min ago
<div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mary Rampellini </div> </div> </div> <p>HOT SPRINGS, Ark. &ndash; Sassy Sienna turned in an impressive performance on the Smarty Jones card Monday, when the 3-year-old filly drew off by 9 1/2 lengths in an optional $62,500 claiming race at a mile. The race came one start after Sassy Sienna finished fifth in the $100,000 Trapeze at Remington.</p> <p>Last year, Sassy Sienna ran fourth in the Grade 1 Alcibiades at Keeneland and finished third in the $100,000 P.G. Johnson on turf at Saratoga. She earned a career-higher Beyer Speed Figure of 77 on Monday.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>

Mourinho, Combatant could get rematch in Southwest Stakes

Daily Racing Form - 7 hours 37 min ago
<div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mary Rampellini </div> </div> </div> <p>HOT SPRINGS, Ark. &ndash; Mourinho emerged from his win in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes on Monday at Oaklawn in good order, and he will be considered for the Grade 3, $500,000 Southwest here Feb. 19, trainer Bob Baffert said Wednesday.</p> <p>Mourinho picked up 10 qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby in the Smarty Jones, a one-mile race that he won wire to wire. For his 3 1/4-length victory, Mourinho earned a career-high Beyer Speed Figure of 99. He invaded from Southern California.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>

Aqueduct fall handle up 7.6 percent

Daily Racing Form - 7 hours 41 min ago
<div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Grening </div> </div> </div> <p>OZONE PARK, N.Y. &ndash; The grass indeed proved greener for the New York Racing Association as the 2017 Aqueduct fall meet &ndash; the first in four decades with two turf courses &ndash; showed gains in all-sources handle compared with 2016.</p> <p>All-sources handle for the meet was $250,376,535 a 7.6 percent increase over the $232,646,188 handled in 2016. Ontrack handle was $28,099,665, a 2 percent increase over the $27,554,724 handled in 2016.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>

NYRA in no rush to begin nighttime racing

Daily Racing Form - 7 hours 47 min ago
<div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Grening </div> </div> </div> <p>Though the New York Racing Association this spring could receive state approval to conduct nighttime racing at Belmont Park, it is unlikely that such a card would take place until 2019 at the earliest.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>

Pennsylvania judge stays suspensions of owners, trainers

Daily Racing Form - 7 hours 59 min ago
<p>A Pennsylvania judge has stayed the suspensions of a handful of trainers and owners who were ruled off last year after they failed to comply with broad subpoenas issued by the state racing commission.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>


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