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Something Extra seeks repeat in Highlander

DRF | 23 mins ago
Something Extra will try to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Highlander Stakes for the second year in a row on the Queen’s Plate undercard at Woodbine on Sunday. Read More...

Colinda Dawn has experience for George Wafer Memorial

DRF | 33 mins ago
Colinda Dawn checks off the most boxes in the $40,000 George Wafer Memorial, a one-mile race for 3-year-old fillies Sunday at Arapahoe Park. She is proven at two turns, she has won on dirt, and she has been competitive at the stakes level. Read More...

Local champion Title Contender entered for a tag in sprint feature

DRF | 38 mins ago
Title Contender is eligible to be claimed for the first time in his career when he runs in a $35,000 optional-claiming race on Sunday at Hastings. The 6 1/2-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds and up drew five horses and kicks off the eight-race card that begins at 1:50 p.m. Pacific. Read More...

No Holds Barred primed for Iowa Stallion Futurity

DRF | 43 mins ago
Sunday’s $60,000 Iowa Stallion Futurity, restricted to nominated 2-year-olds by eligible stallions, overfilled and features the winners of seven juvenile races here this season. Read More...

Laurel Cancels Racing Due to Water Main Break

Blood-Horse | 44 mins ago
Laurel Park was forced to cancel its opening-day summer meet program July 3 due to a water main break in Anne Arundel County affecting 40,000 homes and businesses. Read More...

Streamside attempts to repeat in Oak Tree Sprint

DRF | 48 mins ago
Speed is on display on the final Oak Tree at Pleasanton card Sunday at the Alameda County Fair Grounds. Read More...

‘Evolution of Racing’ Approaches in Lexington

Blood-Horse | 48 mins ago
When Keeneland shifts its simulcast operation to The Red Mile harness track July 15, it will mark a major change for Lexington. And a few months later more than 900 historical racing machines are expected to be operational. Read More...

Blanc high on Spanish Queen ahead of Belmont Oaks

DRF | 59 mins ago
Spanish Queen, the California-bred filly who won the Grade 1 American Oaks and aims to upset the Belmont Oaks on Saturday, officially is trained by Richard Baltas. Read More...

Giwner: Sun Stakes Finals contenders and pretenders

DRF | 12 hours ago
The majority of each handicapper’s basis for predicting the outcome of any race is a horse’s previous performance. It is worth reviewing last week’s Sun Stakes eliminations and pointing out some key horses worth watching. We’ll also provide our top choice with thoughts on appropriate odds. Read More...

American Pharoah Set for Haskell

American Pharoah, the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, will make his next start in the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2. Read More...

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, July 4th by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore

DRF | 12 hours ago
BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, July 4th by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore. Read More...

Pocono: Stacia Hanover looks for repeat performance in Lynch final

DRF | 12 hours ago
In the James Lynch Memorial eliminations Stacia Hanover put in the best race of her 11-race career. One week later she will need a repeat performance to top a tight-knit group in the $300,000 final for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Pocono Downs. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for June 25 to June 28

DRF | 12 hours ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends for June 25 to June 28, 2015. Read More...

Los Alamitos Enjoys Opening-Day Handle Spike

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
The on-track handle of $541,636.30 was up over 2014 ($531,609.10) and the combined total handle was $5,392,680.04 compared to $4,580,023.87 one year ago. Read More...

New Whip Rule’s First Day No Problem in SoCal

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
The transition to California's new whip rule appeared seamless on the first racing day under the mandate July 2 at Los Alamitos Race Course. Read More...

Barbados Returns in Carry Back

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Hutcheson Stakes (gr. III) winner Barbados will waste no time getting back to business July 5, when he makes his first start off the layup in the $150,000 Carry Back Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Magic Mark upsets Bertrando Stakes

DRF | 14 hours ago
Racing close to the lead has its advantages at Los Alamitos. Magic Mark sustained his effort and won the first stakes of his career in Thursday's Bertando Stakes for California-bred milers. Read More...

Java’s War Seeks Elusive Win in Singspiel

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Charles Fipke's homebred grade I winner Java's War will look to return to winning form in the $150,000 Singspiel Stakes (Can-III) June 5, his first graded try since his 3-year-old season in 2013. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 15 hours ago
Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 7:39 PM ET The news racing fans have all been waiting for has finally arrived...Triple Crown winner American Pharoah... Read More...

Divisidero, Bolo Square Off in Belmont Derby

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Main Sequence Class of Loaded United Nations

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Champion Main Sequence takes on talented grade I-winning rivals such as Slumber, Twilight Eclipse, 2013 United Nations victor Big Blue Kitten, and Imagining when seeking to defend his title in the United Nations (gr. IT). Read More...

‘Pharoah’ Officially Haskell Bound

TDN | 16 hours ago
Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 6:23 PM ET 'Pharoah' Officially Haskell Bound Read More...

American Pharoah to run in Haskell Invitational

DRF | 17 hours ago
Ahmed Zayat, the owner of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, has confirmed that his 3-year-old colt will run next in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Aug. 2. Read More...

Race Day Heads Loaded Salvator Mile

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Race Day, winner of the Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) and Razorback Handicap (gr. III) in consecutive graded scores, is the 123-pound highweight for the $150,000 Salvator Mile (gr. III) July 5 at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Belmont pick-six carryover of $114,554 for Friday

DRF | 17 hours ago
There will be a pick-six carryover of $114,554 at Belmont Park on Friday after the wager went unhit for a second consecutive card. The pick six begins on race 4, which on Friday isn’t until 4:33 p.m. Eastern since first post is 3 p.m. Read More...

American Pharoah to Run in Haskell

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Owner Ahmed Zayat has told ESPN.com that the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on Aug. 2 will be the Triple Crown winner's next race and first start after a historic 5 1/2-length triumph in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

American Pharoah to Haskell

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Owner Ahmed Zayat has decided the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on Aug. 2 will be the Triple Crown winner's first start after a historic 5 1/2-length triumph in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

THS: Belmont Derby Invitational

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Belmont Derby Invitational at Belmont Park. Will the international contenders spoil the locals and how will Bolo perform? Read More...

Bernier: How I’d play Belmont for Saturday, July 4

DRF | 18 hours ago
DRF handicapper Matt Bernier provides analysis of a pick four wager on Saturday's program at Belmont Park. Read More...

Churchill Makes Donations to Charity Partners

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Charity partners that worked with Churchill Downs during the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks (both grade I) have been presented $222,705 in checks. Read More...

Churchill Donates to Charities, University

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Organizations that worked with Churchill Downs during the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks (both grade I) have been presented $222,705 in checks. Read More...

Virginia horsemen’s groups to get share of offtrack, online bets

DRF | 19 hours ago
Control of up to $15 million in bets made offtrack and online is now under the control of three horsemen’s groups following a Virginia Racing Commission meeting held Wednesday. Read More...

Meadowlands: Saturday 7/4 Analysis

DRF | 19 hours ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Saturday 7/4 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Virginia Aims to Move Graded Stakes to Laurel

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
While some details still need to be worked out, racing leaders in Virginia hope to offer the state's four graded stakes in Maryland at Laurel Park this year. Read More...

Highlander Features Battle of The Sexes

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Katie's Eyes and Shrinking Violet will have a major impact on the Highlander Stakes at Woodbine as they face five male sprinters on the turf. Read More...

Gisser: Lessons from the Thoroughbred Triple Crown

DRF | 19 hours ago
It’s hard to believe it has been 37 years since we had a T-bred Triple Crown winner. In that time there have been two trotters and four pacers who have won harness racing Triple Crowns. I get that our Triple Crown is broken. Owner Myron Bell says it’s unfixable and wants to replace it with a series of his own aggregation. Respectfully, I disagree. Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 7/4 Analysis

DRF | 19 hours ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Saturday 7/4 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Main Sequence draws post 6 in tough United Nations

DRF | 19 hours ago
On Sunday, double Eclipse Award winner Main Sequence will make his first start since the March 28 Sheema Classic at Meydan in the Grade 1 United Nations at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Brian Swatuk’s Royal Ride Through Life

Thirty-six years ago, the rains fell in torrents upon Woodbine on Queen’s Plate day. Pity. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother was in attendance, resplendent in a blue floral suit and proper little... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Mohawk: Saturday 7/4 Analysis

DRF | 19 hours ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Saturday 7/4 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Pocono: Miller time in Sun Stakes finals?

DRF | 19 hours ago
Veteran driver David Miller has found himself over the years in circumstances that would get ordinary pilots flustered. Miller has managed to deal with pressure in such a casual manner that he hardly gets noticed. Yet looking at his drives in Saturday’s Sun Stakes at Mohegan Sun Pocono, you quickly get the feeling that those calling the shots behind some of the sports stars and future superstars have been watching. Read More...

Balmoral: Saturday 7/4 Analysis

DRF | 19 hours ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Saturday 7/4 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

DRF Plus handicapping reports for Friday, July 3

DRF | 19 hours ago
Download DRF Plus handicapping reports for Friday's races, including DRF Bets GamePlan, the Positive ROI Report, and Key Race Report. Read More...

Whatsdachances Takes Aim at Dance Smartly

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
A month after tangling in the Nassau Stakes (gr. IIT), five fillies will face a handful of new shooters in the Dance Smartly (Can-IIT) at Woodbine July 5. Read More...

Watsdachances Takes Aim at Dance Smartly

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
A month after tangling in the Nassau Stakes (gr. IIT), five fillies will face a handful of new shooters in the Dance Smartly (Can-IIT) at Woodbine July 5. Read More...

Comeflywithanangel returns to Michigan for Larkspur

DRF | 19 hours ago
Comeflywithanangel, Michigan’s 2014 Horse of the Year, will make her return to Hazel Park Raceway on Friday in the $20,000 Larkspur Handicap for the first time since winning her division of the Michigan Sire Stakes last September. Read More...

Malibu Moon Filly Newest ‘Rising Star’ at Belmont

TDN | 19 hours ago
Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 3:15 PM ET 4th at BEL (Belmont Park)Msw ($75k)     Winner: Tonasah by Malibu Moon Tonasah (Malibu Moon) blitzes Belmont maiden special weight and becom... Read More...

Shaman Ghost Looks for Queen’s Plate Magic

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Shaman Ghost will take his shot at the first Canadian classic of the season when he starts in the $1 million Queen's Plate Stakes July 5 at Woodbine. Read More...

KY Horse Park Transitioning to Black Fences

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
The Kentucky Horse Park announced July 2 it will soon be transitioning almost 30 miles of its white plank fencing to black fencing. Read More...

Golden Horn Tackles Older Horses at Sandown

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Investec Derby (Eng-I) winner Golden Horn will face only four challengers July 4 when the undefeated son of Cape Cross takes on older horses for the first time in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I) at Sandown racecourse. Read More...