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Materiality wins Florida Derby to stay unbeaten

DRF | 29 mins ago
Materiality showed the courage and heart of a veteran in only his third career start, withstanding a thrilling stretch-long challenge from the more experienced even-money favorite, Upstart, to register a well-deserved and impressive 1 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Afleet Alex’s ‘TDN Rising Star’ Materiality Game in Florida Derby

TDN | 47 mins ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 7:20 PM ET 14th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)GI Florida Derby ($1 million)     Winner: Materiality by Afleet Alex Materiality (Afleet Alex) fends off Upsta... Read More...

Imagining prevails in Pan American

DRF | 58 mins ago
Saturday, when Imagining and Twilight Eclipse hooked up for the final three furlongs 1 1/2-mile Pan American, it was the 7-year-old Imagining who got the better of the two, winning the $150,000 Pan Am by three-quarters of a length. Read More...

Broadway Empire dominates Coyote Handicap

DRF | 1 hour ago
Broadway Empire hadn’t started since last Oct. 31, but the son of Empire Maker tumbled in class, added blinkers off some strong works, returned to Turf Paradise where he was 2 for 2, and had little trouble capturing Saturday’s $35,000 Coyote Handicap despite the final margin. Read More...

Sky Kingdom captures Tokyo City Cup for second time

DRF | 1 hour ago
Sky Kingdom won the Grade 3 Tokyo City Cup for the second time in his career at Santa Anita. Read More...

International Star gets hard-fought win in Louisiana Derby

DRF | 1 hour ago
If there is one thing Ken Ramsey lives for, one thing that drives him more than anything, it’s his desire to stand in the winner’s circle on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs following the day’s featured race. He’s had several shots at it, never has won, but his quest continues, and was at the forefront of his mind after International Star won the Grade 2, $750,000 Louisiana Derby on Saturday at Fair Grounds. Read More...

‘Star’ Saves Ground Again in Louisiana Derby

TDN | 1 hour ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 6:46 PM ET 11th at FGX (Fair Grounds)GII Louisiana Derby ($750K)     Winner: International Star by Fusaichi Pegasus International Star (Fusaichi Pegas... Read More...

Chocolate Ride wires field in Muniz Memorial

DRF | 2 hours ago
The 5-year-old gelding Chocolate Ride, the claim that just keeps giving for trainer Brad Cox and owner John Wentworth, paid off again Saturday with a course record-setting victory in the Mervin Muniz Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Unbeaten Materiality Secures Florida Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
In his graded stakes debut, Alto Racing's Materiality proved up to the challenge as he scored a victory in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) on Saturday, March 28 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Becker sweeps exacta in both Illinois-bred stakes

DRF | 2 hours ago
Things couldn’t have gone any better for trainer Scott Becker in Saturday’s co-featured sprint stakes for Illinois-breds at Hawthorne on Saturday. Becker’s horses ran one-two in both the Third Chance Handicap for fillies and mares, and the Robert Molaro Handicap. Read More...

International Star Sweeps to LA Derby Score

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Ken & Sarah Ramsey's International Star capped a trio of 3-year-old prep wins at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots March 28 with a game victory in the $750,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II). Read More...

Birdatthewire Overcomes Bad Trip in GP Oaks

TDN | 2 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 6:05 PM ET 13th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)GII Gulfstream Park Oaks ($250K)     Winner: Birdatthewire by Summer Bird Tough-trip Birdatthewire (Summer Bir... Read More...

Birdatthewire overcomes early trouble to take Gulfstream Oaks

DRF | 2 hours ago
Birdatthewire overcame her early adversity to run by Eskenformoney in the stretch to win the Gulfstream Park Oaks by 1 1/4 lengths. Read More...

Be My Caroline holds on in Rainbow Miss Stakes

DRF | 2 hours ago
Be My Caroline continued a family tradition Saturday, when she won the $75,000 Rainbow Miss Stakes at Oaklawn Park just like her older sister, All About Allie, did in 2011. Be My Caroline set the pace, then just withstood a bid from the favorite, Easter Indy, for a nose win in the six-furlong race for 3-year-old fillies bred in Arkansas. Read More...

Munnings Filly Continues Fair Grounds Domination

TDN | 2 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 5:39 PM ET 9th at FGX (Fair Grounds)GII Fair Grounds Oaks ($400K)     Winner: I'm a Chatterbox by Munnings I'm a Chatterbox (Munnings) justifies short... Read More...

I’m a Chatterbox flashes new style to win Fair Grounds Oaks

DRF | 3 hours ago
First she won on the lead. Then she won by rallying from last. On Saturday, I’m a Chatterbox had a new trick up her girth as she stalked the pace. Read More...

Elusive Quality Filly Gives Clement, Velazquez Another GP Graded Win

TDN | 3 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 5:29 PM ET 11th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)GIII Orchid S. ($150K)     Winner: Beauty Parlor by Elusive Quality Joe Allen homebred Beauty Parlor (Elusive ... Read More...

Beauty Parlor gives Clement record seventh Orchid win

DRF | 3 hours ago
If it were up to trainer Christophe Clement, they’d run the Grade 3 Orchid once a month at Gulfstream Park, not just once a year. On Saturday, Clement won the race for a record seventh time when Beauty Parlor made her U.S. debut a winning one, outlasting her uncoupled stablemate, Tabreed, to register a half-length triumph in the 1 1/2-mile turf fixture for older fillies and mares. Read More...

Beauty Parlor Wins U.S. Debut in Orchid

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Beauty Parlor surged past Photo Call in early stretch on her way to a half-length victory over stablemate Tabreed in the $150,000 Orchid Stakes (gr. IIIT) Saturday, March 28. Read More...

Birdatthewire Tops Familiar Rivals in GP Oaks

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Forum Racing's Birdathewire flipped the script on familiar rivals Ekati's Phaeton and Eskenformoney March 28 with a closing victory in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II). Read More...

Lady Lara Makes Late Run to Win Honey Fox

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
In her third race since relocating from England last year, Swettenham Stud's Lady Lara claimed her first graded stakes in the Honey Fox (gr. IIT) March 28 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

I’m a Chatterbox Sweeps to FG Oaks Victory

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
I'm a Chatterbox, a homebred racing for Fletcher and Carolyn Gray, easily won the Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) as the 3-5 favorite March 28, sweeping the three stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Fair Grounds. Read More...

I’m a Chatterbox Notches Easy FG Oaks Victory

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
I'm a Chatterbox, a homebred racing for Fletcher and Carolyn Gray, won the Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) by 2 1/2 lengths as the 3-5 favorite March 28, sweeping the three stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Commissioner wins stretch battle in Skip Away

DRF | 3 hours ago
Commissioner finally got his first graded stakes victory and did so in game fashion, withstanding a stretch-long battle with the pacesetting Sr. Quisqueyano to register a well-deserved neck victory in the Grade 3 Skip Away on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Lady Lara comes off layoff to win Honey Fox

DRF | 3 hours ago
Lady Lara showed signs of quality last year as a 3-year-old when she came over from Europe and won a listed stakes at Belmont Park and placed in a graded race at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Streaking Chocolate Ride Wires Mervin Muniz

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
The 5-year-old gelded son of Candy Ride, a former claimer, is now 3-for-3 at the 1 1/8-mile distance on the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots lawn, having aced the $300,000 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Handicap (gr. IIT) March 28. Read More...

DRF Plus handicapping reports for Sunday, March 29

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

The Big Beast, 3YOs Prep for Wood Day Starts

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Grade I King's Bishop winner The Big Beast and defending Carter Handicap winner Dads Caps turned in final preparations March 28 for the April 4 Carter, while 3-year-olds tuning up for the Wood Memorial were also on the tab. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Monday 3/30 Analysis

DRF | 5 hours ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 3/30 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 3/30 Analysis

DRF | 5 hours ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Monday 3/30 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Pants On Fire takes Sir Shacklton Stakes

DRF | 5 hours ago
Pants On Fire became a stakes winner for the fifth year in a row when he rallied from just off the pace to a half-length victory over Confrontation in Saturday’s $75,000 Sir Shackleton at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

War Front’s War Correspondent Comes Through in Appleton

TDN | 5 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:42 PM ET 7th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)GIII Appleton S. ($150K)     Winner: War Correspondent by War Front Eclipse T'bred Partners's War Correspondent... Read More...

War Correspondent Captures Appleton

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
War Correspondent, a full brother to Declaration of War and the 6-5 favorite, rallies to catch Aripeka to win the one-mile Appleton Stakes (gr. IIIT) by a neck March 28 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Tarry Dominates Turffontein Classics

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Trainer Sean Tarry dominated racing at Turffontein on Classic Day on Saturday, March 28, saddling four group winners on the 11-race card. Read More...

Justalittlesmoke scores in Southern Park

DRF | 6 hours ago
.Justalittlesmoke solidified her status as the top 3-year-old Ohio-bred filly by scoring her third consecutive victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Southern Park Stakes at Mahoning Valley Race Course. Read More...

War Correspondent chases down leader to win Appleton Stakes

DRF | 6 hours ago
Watching the replay of War Correspondent’s last start, a third-place finish in the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, jockey John Velazquez noticed that it took a little while for the 5-year-old horse to get going, but once he does, he really gets moving. Read More...

Commissioner Makes the Grade in Skip Away

TDN | 6 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:07 PM ET 5th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)GIII Skip Away S. ($150K)     Winner: Commissioner  by A.P. Indy WinStar homebred Commissioner (A.P. Indy) out-... Read More...

The Big Beast, Dads Caps work for Carter

DRF | 6 hours ago
Two horses pointing to the Grade 1 Carter and two 3-year-olds pointing to the Grade 3 Bay Shore on next weekend's Wood Memorial card turned in their final prerace works Saturday in New York. Read More...

Dolniya defeats males in Dubai Sheema Classic

DRF | 6 hours ago
Treve is not the only elite filly in France. Dolniya, getting a dream trip under Christophe Soumillon, who scored a seven-figure-stakes double Saturday night, led a one-two French finish in the Group 1, $6 million Dubai Sheema Classic, winning by 2 1/4 lengths over Flintshire in a powerful performance. Read More...

Dortmund Logs Final Work for SA Derby

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Dortmund breezed six furlongs in 1:11 3/5 March 28, the third-fastest time of 31 moves at that distance at Santa Anita Park, just behind Bob Baffert stablemates Fame and Power (1:11) and Fantastic Style (1:11 2/5). Read More...

Solow impresses in Dubai Turf victory

DRF | 7 hours ago
Freddie Head called his shot. Solow, the 5-year-old gelding Head trains for owners and breeders Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, never had run in a Group 1 race before Saturday night. Yet this week, as Solow readied for the Group 1, $6 million Dubai Turf, Head called him one of the best horses he ever had trained, and even called him great. Read More...

Hartnell, Fenway Win Group I’s in Australia

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Godolphin's Hartnell caused a sensation prior to the start of The BMW (Aus-I) March 28 at Rosehill Gardens, but eventually proved a decisive winner over Japanese raider and favorite To the World. Read More...

Prince Bishop Bests ‘Chrome’, Lea in the Dubai World Cup

TDN | 7 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 1:19 PM ET 9th at MEY (Meydan Racecourse)G1 Dubai World Cup ($10m)     Winner: Prince Bishop (Ire) by Dubawi (Ire) Prince Bishop Bests 'Chrome', Lea i... Read More...

Commissioner Edges ‘Quisqueyano’ in Skip Away

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
WinStar Farm's Commissioner put away stubborn rival Sr. Quisqueyano March 28 at Gulfstream Park, winning the $150,000 Skip Away (gr. III) by a head after a prolonged battle. Read More...

Gold Medal Dancer Works for Apple Blossom

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Gold Medal Dancer traveled five furlongs in a brisk :59 1/5 March 28 at Oaklawn Park, prepping for a run in the April 10 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I). A decision will be made March 30 as to whether Untapable will run. Read More...

Secret Circle ends losing streak in Golden Shaheen

DRF | 7 hours ago
Bob Baffert won his first Dubai Golden Shaheen when Secret Circle broke a six-race losing streak dating to November 2013, holding off longshot Super Jockey to win the Group 1, $2 million dirt sprint by a head. Read More...

Prince Bishop wins World Cup; California Chrome second

DRF | 8 hours ago
Prince Bishop ran in the 2011 World Cup, the edition won by Victoire Pisa, and finished 10th. He ran in the 2012 World Cup, with Monterosso leading a local sweep in the synthetic-surface race, and finished seventh. The next year on World Cup Night, he ran up the track in the Sheema Classic, and last year, in his third crack at the World Cup, Prince Bishop finished ninth, beaten more than 11 lengths. Read More...

Azamour’s Dolniya Leads Home French Exacta in the Sheema Classic

TDN | 8 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 12:26 PM ET 8th at MEY (Meydan Racecourse)G1 Dubai Sheema Classic ($6m)     Winner: Dolniya (Fr) by Azamour (Ire) Azamour's Dolniya Leads Home French ... Read More...

Prince Bishop Denies U.S. Runners in Dubai

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum's Prince Bishop overpowered rivals California Chrome and Lea and opened up in the stretch to take the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on Saturday, March 28 at Meydan. Read More...

Singspiel’s Solow Stamps His Authority on the Dubai Turf

TDN | 8 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 11:55 AM ET 7th at MEY (Meydan Racecourse)G1 Dubai Turf ($6m)     Winner: Solow (GB) by Singspiel (Ire) Singspiel's Solow Stamps His Authority on the ... Read More...