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Belmont Thrillers, Whether by a Nose or by 31 Lengths

The Triple Crown contender American Pharoah and his challengers will follow memorable rivalries when they compete in the Belmont Stakes on June 6. Read More...

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TDN | 2 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2015 9:40 PM ET It was harder work than expected, but Gleneagles (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) still managed to justify... Read More...

Yonkers: In The Arsenal holds on for Rooney elim victory

DRF | 3 hours ago
In The Arsenal and Sonofa Sizzle scored in their eliminations for the Art Rooney Pace on Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Texas Air Seeks Upset in Lone Star ‘Cap

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
After winning the Texas Mile (gr. III) May 1 at odds of 24-1, Paul Rigali Jr.'s homebred Texas Air will look to provide another upset in the $200,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) May 25. Read More...

Why I Want a Triple Crown Winner

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
The longer we go without a Triple Crown winner, the more embedded I become in a dubious fraternity; one whose membership requires only a single qualification â€" you have to be old. Read More...

Motown Men shows new dimension in Tiznow

DRF | 5 hours ago
In his 29th career start, Motown Men was forced into something new in Saturday’s $151,250 Tiznow Stakes for California-breds at Santa Anita. The 6-year-old Motown Men closed from well off the pace to win his first stakes. Read More...

African Rose earns sixth stakes win in Albuquerque Distaff

DRF | 5 hours ago
African Rose returned to her best distance Saturday and rolled to a 3 3/4- length win in the $55,000 Albuquerque Distaff in New Mexico. Read More...

No one can catch Z Smoking Gun in Inaugural

DRF | 5 hours ago
Z Smoking Gun became a stakes winner on Saturday when he won the $40,000 Inaugural at Arapahoe Park. Read More...

Southern Honey Seeks Repeat in Winning Colors

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
A field of 10 fillies and mares is set for the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III) May 25 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Prat brings home 41-1 longshot Neveradoubt in Snow Chief

DRF | 5 hours ago
Neveradoubt gave jockey Flavien Prat his richest win in the United States with a shocking victory in Saturday‘s $200,750 Snow Chief Stakes for 3-year-old California-breds on turf at Santa Anita. Read More...

Undefeated Promise Me Silver Aiming for Acorn

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Unbeaten Promise Me Silver breezed five furlongs at her Churchill Downs base May 22 ahead of her expected bid in the $750,000 Acorn Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies June 6 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Sheer Pleasure impresses in big Melair win

DRF | 6 hours ago
The winning margin in Saturday’s $196,000 Melair Stakes was 7 1/4 lengths, the gap between the winner Sheer Pleasure and the runner-up Thermodynamics. The impression the winner gave was even greater. Read More...

Blue Dancer outclasses rivals in Western Canada

DRF | 6 hours ago
Taking a huge drop in class after setting the pace in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Blue Dancer completely dominated his rivals in the $50,000 Western Canada Handicap at Northlands Park on Saturday. Read More...

Red Vine looks sharp winning Majestic Light

DRF | 6 hours ago
Red Vine made the first 13 starts of his career on turf. He has made his last three on dirt and won them all – nicely. Read More...

Medaglia d’Oro Firster Flies Home at Belmont

TDN | 6 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2015 5:53 PM ET 9th at BEL (Belmont Park)MSw ($75K)     Winner: Katama by Medaglia d'Oro 11-1 longshot Katama (Medaglia d'Oro) green, but very good in Belmon... Read More...

Go West Marie displays versatility in Fran’s Valentine

DRF | 6 hours ago
Saturday, Go West Marie won her fourth stakes since late July, and first at a mile on turf, in the $125,750 Fran’s Valentine Stakes for California-bred fillies and mares at Santa Anita. Read More...

Xtra Luck Goes Distance for Louisville Win

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Michele and Cliff Love's Xtra Luck took over from pacesetter Majestic Harbor in early stretch and held his command for a comfortable win in the $100,000 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) May 23 at Churchill Downs Read More...

Sky Treasure Upsets in Nassau Stakes

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
John C. Oxley's Sky Treasure became a graded winner May 23, when she rallied from far off the pace to upset in the $200,000 Nassau Stakes (Can-II) at Woodbine. Read More...

Tapit Colt Gets First Stakes Win by ‘A Lot’

TDN | 7 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2015 5:16 PM ET 8th at BEL (Belmont Park)Paradise Creek S. ($100K)     Winner: A Lot by Tapit Amerman Racing's A Lot (Tapit) breaks through in stakes company... Read More...

DRF Plus handicapping reports for Sunday, May 24

DRF | 7 hours ago
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A Lot cruises to victory in Paradise Creek

DRF | 7 hours ago
After watching A Lot gallop to a 5 3/4-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Paradise Creek Stakes at Belmont Park, Bill Mott, the trainer of A Lot, had a flashback. Read More...

Sunday Rules Speeds to Spring Fever Victory

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
A step slow to start, Sunday Rules' speed was still too much to beat in the $150,000 Spring Fever Stakes May 23 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Sky Treasure uses powerful late charge to win Nassau

DRF | 7 hours ago
Sky Treasure buried a quality group of fillies and mares while notching her first stakes win Saturday at Woodbine in the Grade 2, $211,200 Nassau. Read More...

Milestone 5,000th Win for Jockey Bravo

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Jockey Joe Bravo guided in his 5,000th career winner May 23 when Boss Man won the sixth race at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Xtra Luck confirms affinity for long distance in Louisville

DRF | 8 hours ago
Xtra Luck scored the biggest win of his career Saturday in taking the Grade 3, $100,000 Louisville Handicap going 1 1/2 miles on the Churchill Downs grass Read More...

Donita’s Ruler gives Servis first career stakes in My Juliet

DRF | 8 hours ago
Blane Servis won the first stakes of his career with his first stakes starter in the My Juliet at Parx Racing on Saturday. Read More...

Sunday Rules remains unbeaten in Spring Fever

DRF | 8 hours ago
Saturday, Sunday Rules remained unbeaten in five races with a three-length win in the $150,250 Spring Fever Stakes for California-bred fillies and mares at six furlongs at Santa Anita. Read More...

Trujillo returning to Monmouth

DRF | 9 hours ago
Three-time Monmouth Park riding champ Elvis Trujillo is leaving California and will beging riding at Monmouth next Saturday, according to Danny Mellul, who said he would be Trujillo's agent. Read More...

Trujillo to Move Tack to Monmouth Park

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Three-time leading Monmouth Park jockey Elvis Trujillo will be headed back to the New Jersey track May 30, relocating from Southern California, where he's been riding full-time for about a year. Read More...

Tencendur experiments by working on turf

DRF | 9 hours ago
With jockey Manny Franco aboard, Tencendur breezed five furlongs in 1:02.67 around the dogs on turf at Belmont Park on Saturday, finishing well after walking through an opening three furlongs. He finished a head behind workmate High Noon Rider at the wire. Read More...

Captain of All Rules Sprinters in SAf

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Talented 4-year-old Captain of All showed his class in no uncertain terms when defying top weight to land the Tsogo Sun Sprint (SAf-I) at Scottsville on Sunday. Read More...

Joe Bravo gets win No. 5,000

DRF | 9 hours ago
Joe Bravo became the 31st rider in history to win 5,000 races in North America when he won the sixth race at Monmouth Park on Saturday aboard Boss Man for trainer Jason Servis. Read More...

Z Rockstar tries to stay perfect at Will Rogers in Cherokee Nation Classic Cup

DRF | 9 hours ago
Z Rockstar will attempt to improve his Will Rogers Downs record to 4 for 4 on Tuesday in the $55,000 Cherokee Nation Classic Cup. Read More...

Ordak Dan heads field for Gran Premio 25 de Mayo

DRF | 9 hours ago
Ordak Dan, who won the Group 1 Gran Premio 25 de Mayo in Argentina in 2013 but missed 18 months because of injury before returning to action in late 2014, is part of a field of 15 in Monday’s Gran Premio 25 de Mayo at San Isidro, Argentina. Read More...

Frammento ‘Developing Nicely’ for Belmont

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) hopeful Frammento breezed a half-mile on the Oklahoma Training Track at Saratoga Race Course May 23 as trainer Nick Zito looks to pull off another upset of a Triple Crown bid. Read More...

Stephanie’s Kitten, Ball Dancing work in tandem

DRF | 10 hours ago
Several members of trainer Chad Brown’s turf brigade were out for morning workouts Saturday at Belmont Park, led by the Grade 1-winning duo of Stephanie’s Kitten and Ball Dancing, who are targeting graded events during Belmont Stakes week. Read More...

Gleneagles scores in Irish 2000 Guineas

DRF | 10 hours ago
Gleneagles won his second Guineas of the spring, overcoming traffic trouble to win the Irish 2000 Guineas by three-quarters of a length Saturday at The Curragh. Read More...

Morning Calm should handle distance in Raymond Earl

DRF | 10 hours ago
Morning Calm is the only member of the field with experience around three turns, and as a result, he should prove the one to beat in Monday’s $60,000 Raymond Earl overnight handicap at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

American Pharoah Gallops Again at Churchill

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
American Pharoah continued his preparations for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) by galloping 1 3/16 miles on the Churchill Downs main track under regular exercise rider Jorge Alvarez May 23. Read More...

Wincoma the ‘now’ New York-bred

DRF | 10 hours ago
Monday, Wincoma will likely be favored to win his first stakes when he takes on eight 3-year-old New York-breds in the $125,000 Mike Lee Stakes at seven furlongs. Read More...

Alma de Acero Among 15 for GP 25 de Mayo

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Group I winner Alma de Acero is among the 15-horse field set for the Gran Premio 25 de Mayo (Arg-I) May 25 at San Isidro, with the winner getting an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Keeneland. Read More...

Boban Bounces Back to Win Doomben 10,000

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Boban unleashed his trademark finishing kick, and just edged Charlie Boy and Generalife, in a thrilling finish in the Doomben 10,000 (Aus-I) May 23. Read More...

Out at third: Triple Crown denied

DRF | 10 hours ago
Over the last 36 Triple Crown seasons, 13 horses have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness but have been unable to close the deal in the Belmont. One of those, I’ll Have Another in 2012, never made to the starting gate; the others were derailed by fate, circumstance, or just a better horse on that day. Here is a look at those 13 missed attempts at capturing Thoroughbred racing’s most elusive prize. Read More...

Familiar trio in Kingston difficult to separate

DRF | 10 hours ago
Who do you like among King Kreesa, Lubash, and Kharafa? The one-mile Kingston Stakes on Monday at Belmont Park will bring that trio of popular New York-breds back yet one more time, with little to distinguish one from the other two once again. Read More...

Blingismything makes Grade 1 debut in Gamely

DRF | 11 hours ago
The groundwork is in place for an interesting spring and summer for Blingismything, who will have her Grade 1 debut in Monday’s $300,000 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita. Read More...

American Pharoah a happy horse

DRF | 11 hours ago
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah galloped a little more than 1 1/8 miles at Churchill Downs on a nice, cool Saturday. Read More...

Saratoga Snacks appears fit for Commentator

DRF | 11 hours ago
Only seven horses were entered – and only six may run – in Monday’s Commentator Stakes at Belmont park, led by Saratoga Snacks and likely Readtheprospectus, winner of the 2013 Commentator. Read More...

Gleneagles Shows Heart in Irish Guineas Win

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Pocketed on the rail with a quarter mile to run, Gleneagles gamely charged through a gap in the final sixteenth at the Curragh to capture the Tattersalls Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) May 23. Read More...

Distinctiv Passion back on U.S. turf

DRF | 12 hours ago
The world traveler Distinctiv Passion is back at Santa Anita for Monday’s $100,000 Los Angeles Stakes, a race that would have seemed unlikely after his 13th-place finish in the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint on turf March 28 in Dubai. Read More...