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  • Trainer David Hofmans hopes to add to the success of California-based horses in the race with Home Run Kitten, who won the 2014 Eddie D Stakes.

    Hofmans Hopes to Add to Turf Sprint Success

    Trainer David Hofmans, who saddled 36-1 shot Desert Code to win the inaugural Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), hopes to add to the success of California-based horses in the race with Home Run Kitten.

  • Amazombie

    BC Sprint Winner Amazombie to 'Old' KY Home

    Amazombie has a foothold in two states -- California and Kentucky. He was bred in California and did most of his racing there. But his biggest victory came in Kentucky, when he won the 2011 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint.

  • Doug O'Neill

    Trainers O'Neill, Levine Suspended and Fined

    The New York State Gaming Commission has levied suspensions and fines for trainers Doug O'Neill and Bruce Levine after horses in their barns tested positive in post-race tests for prohibited substances.

  • Angela Renee wins the Chandalier Stakes.

    Angela Renee Dominant in Chandelier Stakes

    Siena Farm's Angela Renee, beaten more than 19 lengths in the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) in her last start, rebounded in a big way with a victory in the $300,000 Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Santa Anita.

  • Shared Belief overtakes Fed Biz late to win the Awesome Again.

    Shared Belief Goes Overland in Awesome Again

    Stuck wide every step of the way, odds-on choice Shared Belief stayed unbeaten in seven starts with a neck victory over a game Fed Biz in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 27 at Santa Anita Park.

  • CHRB Urges Closer Look at Takeout, Handle

    The California Horse Racing Board will move forward with a committee recommendation that it urge the horse racing industry to examine the issue of pari-mutuel takeout and its effect on wagering.

  • American Pharoah won the Del Mar Futurity by 4 3/4 lengths Sept. 3.

    American Pharoah Heads FrontRunner Lineup

    American Pharoah looks to solidify his status as the likely favorite for the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) in the $300,000 FrontRunner Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 27, taking on nine others at Santa Anita Park.

  • Barretts Sets 2015 Auction Schedule

    The first 2-year-olds in training sale of 2015 will be conducted by Barretts on Monday, Feb. 23, at Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif., with the training preview scheduled for Feb. 20.

  • Irish Presence wins the Las Madrinas Stakes at Los Alamitos September 21, 2014.

    Los Alamitos Concludes First Fall Meet

    The first fall Thoroughbred meet at Los Alamitos ended Sept. 21 with average daily all-sources handle of $5,768,238 for 11 days, a 26.3% increase over the 13-day meet a year earlier conducted by Barretts at Fairplex Park.

  • Art Sherman with California Chrome

    NTWAB to Honor Sherman, Campbell, Others

    Art Sherman, Cot Campbell, Charlsie Cantey, and Blood-Horse's Tom LaMarra are the winners for the 55th annual awards dinner of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters association, to be held Oct. 29 in Arcadia, Ca.

  • DraftKings New Breeders' Cup Sponsor

    Breeders' Cup has signed an agreement with DraftKings Inc., a leading daily fantasy sports website, for the company to be name-in-title sponsor of this year's grade I Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.

  • Del Mar Racing

    Del Mar Posts Attendance, Handle Declines

    Ending with an impressive victory by American Pharoah in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I), the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club concluded its 36-day meet Sept. 3 with declines in average daily wagering and attendance.

  • Frank Mirahmadi

    Mirahmadi to Call Los Alamitos Fall Meet

    Frank Mirahmadi, the popular track announcer at Oaklawn Park and most of the Northern California fair circuit, will serve as the track announcer at the upcoming Los Alamitos fall Thoroughbred meet that opens Friday, Sept. 5.

  • Fed Biz defeated Goldencents in the 2013 Pat O'Brien.

    Pat O'Brien Deja Vu for Fed Biz, Goldencents

    It seems hard to believe that a year has passed since eventual Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) winner Goldencents was run down by rival Fed Biz in a thrilling edition of the Pat O'Brien, but here we are at Del Mar again.

  • Live Saratoga Weekend Coverage from HRRN

    Horse Racing Radio Network will provide live on-site coverage of Saratoga's signature weekend beginning Friday, Aug. 22, with the Personal Ensign (gr. I) followed by the 145th Travers Stakes (gr. I) Saturday.

  • Shared Belief has been installed the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the Pacific Classic.

    Shared Belief Favored in Pacific Classic

    Shared Belief has been installed the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) as the undefeated 3-year-old seeks to prevent older horse Game On Dude from a repeat victory in the $1 million race Aug. 24.

  • Online Poker Bills Shelved in California

    Another California legislative session will draw to close at the end of August without action on an Internet poker bill, but in this instance, it is a victory for the state's racing industry.

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    Dance With Fate Euthanized After Accident

    Grade I winner Dance With Fate was euthanized due to a serious injury sustained July 24 when he bolted and crashed into a fence while on the track at Del Mar prepping for the upcoming San Diego Handicap (gr. II).

  • Revenue Down, Income Up for PNGI

    Despite a 14.3% decrease in net revenue, Penn National Gaming Inc. July 24 reported net income of $2.8 million for the second quarter of this year versus a $12.2 million loss for the same three months of 2013.

  • California Chrome is due to return to his Los Alamitos stable July 17.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-BvpM5q2">Order This Photo</a>

    California Chrome Returning Early From Break

    Dual classic winner California Chrome is due to return to his Los Alamitos stable July 17, two weeks earlier than expected. His first start back could come at his home track Sept. 20, said trainer Art Sherman.

  • Inaugural Santa Anita Spring Meet Successful

    Racing the dates previously held by now-closed Hollywood Park, Santa Anita Park reported average daily all-sources handle of $9.92 million and average daily attendance of 6,970 for the inaugural 38-day spring meet.

  • Quick Casablanca won the 2014 Last Tycoon Stakes.

    San Juan Capistrano Offers Turf Marathon

    Quick Casablanca hopes to make the San Juan Capistrano the continuation of a beautiful friendship with the Santa Anita turf, as the Chilean-bred won a grade III stakes over the Arcadia, Calif., lawn in April.

  • Stormy Lucy is the 124-pound highweight in the Royal Heroine Stakes.

    Stormy Lucy Tops Royal Heroine Field

    Mutliple grade II winner Stormy Lucy is the 124-pound highweight in the June 28 Royal Heroine Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park that is expected to mark the U.S. debut of New Zealand champion Habibi.

  • Breeders' Cup to Keeneland, California Tracks

    Breeders' Cup Ltd. announced June 24 that the 2015 World Championships will be held Oct. 30-31 at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, will return to Santa Anita Park in 2016, and will be held at Del Mar in 2017.