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TimeformUS Kentucky Derby Prep Analysis: Uncontested looks uncatchable in Oaklawn’s Smarty Jones

DRF | 3 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona analyzes the 2017 Kentucky Derby prep races. Read More...

Weather Dodger Rallies to Win Albert Dominguez Memorial

Lisa M. Rehburg’s Weather Dodger, a homebred 5-year-old gelding, came from off the pace to win the $85,000 Albert Dominguez Memorial Handicap (R) at Sunland Park on Saturday. Read More...

Post 11 no problem for Weather Dodger in Albert Dominguez Memorial

DRF | 3 days ago
Weather Dodger overcame post 11 for a three-quarter length win over Hit a Lick in the $85,000 Albert Dominguez Memorial Handicap on Saturday at Sunland Park. Read More...

Shareholder Value Faces 11 in LeComte

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A promising field of 12 will go to post in New Orleans' first Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (G1) prep of the year in the $200,000 LeComte Stakes (G3) Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Ten Carat Rock pays dividends by upsetting Cotton Fitzsimmons Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Ten Carat Rock has proved a gem of a claim-back for owner/trainer Troy Smith as the 6-year-old son of Rock Slide can now boast of being a stakes winner as he gamely captured Saturday’s $75,000 Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile Handicap at Turf Paradise. Read More...

Tommy Macho Overcomes Trip to Win Hal’s Hope

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Paul Pompa Jr. and J Stables' Tommy Macho didn't have the easiest trip in the $150,000 Hal's Hope Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 14, but that didn't stop him from powering down the stretch to win by 5 3/4 lengths like nothing happened.  Read More...

Imperial Hint continues resurgence in Fire Plug

DRF | 4 days ago
After a promising start to his career last winter, Imperial Hint lost his way in graded stakes races over the summer, finishing 12th in the Pat Day Mile and 12th in the Woody Stephens. But he is back in form now, and after a blowout second-level allowance win last month at Parx Racing, Imperial Hint was much the best Saturday at Laurel Park, where he won the $75,000 Fire Plug Stakes by 3 1/2 lengths. Read More...

Terra Promessa remains perfect locally by scoring in Pippin

DRF | 4 days ago
Terra Promessa improved her Oaklawn Park record to 4 for 4 on Saturday, when she led throughout to capture the $125,000 Pippin Stakes by 2 1/4 lengths over Ready to Confess. Read More...

Vale Dori doesn’t need to go all out to capture La Canada

DRF | 4 days ago
After winning the Grade 2 Bayakoa Handicap by three lengths at Del Mar on Dec. 4, Vale Dori won the $200,000 La Canada Stakes by 2 1/2 lengths at Santa Anita on Saturday. She won without significant urging from jockey Mike Smith in the final furlong. Read More...

Tommy Macho regains good form in Hal’s Hope

DRF | 4 days ago
Tommy Macho left little doubt that he’s back in top form after overcoming trouble en route to a resounding 5 3/4-length victory over Bird Song in the Grade 3 Hal’s Hope on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Flatlined Breaks Through in Ft. Lauderdale

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Some patient handling by trainer Scooter Dickey and an explosive late kick urged on by jockey Joe Bravo allowed Flatlined to earn the first graded stakes win of his career Jan. 14 in the $200,000 Ft. Lauderdale (G2T) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Flatlined continues to improve in Fort Lauderdale

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Scooter Dickey has always maintained that like fine wine, the offspring of Flatter get better with age. The latest example is Flatlined, who came off arguably the best performance of his life here last month with an even better effort on Saturday to register a neck triumph over Almanaar in the Grade 2 Fort Lauderdale at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Vale Dori Rolls Home in La Canada

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Vale Dori took heat early and kept on rolling in the $200,000 La Canada Stakes (G2) Jan. 14 at Santa Anita Park, impressively picking up her second consecutive grade 2 and third straight victory for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. Read More...

Free: How I’ll play Santa Anita for Sunday, Jan. 15

DRF | 4 days ago
DRF handicapper Brad Free outlines his top plays on Sunday's program at Santa Anita. Read More...

Sunny Ridge confirms fondness for inner track in Jazil Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Taking advantage of a bad stumble by 6-5 favorite Royal Posse, a contested pace between Res Judicata and Bay of Plenty, and a heady ride by Manny Franco, Sunny Ridge galloped to a 4 3/4-length victory in Saturday’s $125,000 Jazil Stakes at Aqueduct. Read More...

First Foal for Silver Max a Filly

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Adena Springs North stallion Silver Max, a seven-time graded stakes winner, sired his first reported foal when a filly was born at Frank Stronach's facility near Ontario, Canada at 4 p.m. Jan. 12. Read More...

Stakes race could be in Perfect Pic’s future

DRF | 4 days ago
Perfect Pic won her first start around two turns in an optional claimer at Santa Anita on Friday, leading trainer Jim Cassidy to contemplate a stakes start around two turns for the 4-year-old filly. Read More...

Sandiva repeats in Marshua’s River

DRF | 4 days ago
Before heading to the breeding shed later this season, Sandiva had some unfinished business to attend to Saturday at Gulfstream Park, where she won the Grade 3 Marshua’s River for the second straight year with a half-length decision over Sea Coast. Read More...

Tapped impresses for trainer Hollendorfer

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s 3-year-old filly division is becoming stronger by the week. Unique Bella won her stakes debut in the Grade 2 Santa Ynez Stakes at seven furlongs at Santa Anita on Jan. 8. On Friday, Tapped won her first start against winners in an optional claimer at 6 1/2 furlongs. Read More...

Sandiva Not Done Yet, Takes Marshua’s River

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Al Shaqab Racing's Sandiva picked up another graded stakes victory and a second win in the $150,000 Marshua's River (G3T) when she won this year's edition by a half-length in a possible cap to her racing career.  Read More...

Yorkiepoo Princess looks impressive in Ruthless Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Yorkiepoo Princess backed up her good-looking victory in the Furlough Stakes on Thanksgiving Day with an equally, if not more, impressive triumph in Saturday’s $100,000 Ruthless Stakes at Aqueduct. Read More...

Pletcher Contenders Breeze for Pegasus

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Both clocked five furlongs in 1:00 4/5 Jan. 14 under Todd Pletcher's supervision. Read More...

Warrior’s Club can spark wild celebration with win in Smarty Jones

DRF | 4 days ago
The process of sorting out the 3-year-olds based at Oaklawn Park gets under way Monday with the running of the $150,000 Smarty Jones. Warrior's Club, Uncontested, and Petrov are among the top contenders in the first of three local steppingstones to the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on April 15. Read More...

Stallwalkin’ Dude, Green Gratto meet again in Toboggan Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Stallwalkin' Dude and Green Gratto have combined to win 24 races, including eight stakes, from 98 starts and earn $1.9 million. The pair of 7-year-olds will be front and center again in Monday's Grade 3, $125,000 Toboggan Stakes going six furlongs at Aqueduct. Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017

DRF | 4 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Sunday’s card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Cassidy reroutes Prize Exhibit, Into the Mystic to Megarhertz Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
The $100,000 Megahertz Stakes at Santa Anita on Monday was not the first goal of 2017 for Prize Exhibit or Into the Mystic. Read More...

California Chrome puts in five-furlong work for Pegasus World Cup

DRF | 4 days ago
The California Chrome show came to Gulfstream Park for the first time on Saturday morning, when the favorite to be crowned the 2016 Horse of the Year breezed an easy, maintenance-like five furlongs in 1:00.74 before a large crowd of onlookers that included both fans and local horsemen. Read More...

Saturday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Sunny Ridge is the right value play in Aqueduct’s Jazil

DRF | 4 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Saturday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Fastnet Rock Filly Closes Record Gold Coast Book 1

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A Fastnet Rock filly bred in Australia by Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings was sold to Coolmore Stud's Tom Magnier for Aus$1.2 million to top the final Book 1 session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale Jan. 14. Read More...

California Chrome Focused in Penultimate Move

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
In California Chrome's first serious breeze since arriving at Gulfstream Park last week, Alan Sherman put blinkers on his charge and got the focused runner he wanted, as the 2014 Horse of the Year coasted through a five-furlong move in 1:00 3/5. Read More...

King: Gulfstream Park pick four for Saturday, Jan. 14

DRF | 4 days ago
Encouraged by his return to a one-turn mile at Gulfstream Park, Tommy Macho is my key play in the Grade 3 Hal’s Hope on Saturday – a horse around which I will construct some pick-four plays to go for a large payoff. What follows below are the horses I like in the other legs of the sequence, with Tommy Macho being a single in the Hal’s Hope. Read More...

Weekend Stakes Rundown: Divisidero Back in Action

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. This week, we have a trio of graded stakes at Gulfstream Park Saturday, Oaklawn Park's first Triple Crown prep, and more. Read More...

Improving Do the Dance Steps Up in Megahertz

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
It's taken a while for Do the Dance to get her bearings on the Southern California grass, but the improving filly will look to continue her upward trajectory Jan. 16 in the $100,000 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park Read More...

Keeneland’s January Sale Ends With Declines

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Keeneland January horses of all ages sale came to an end Jan. 13 with across-the-board declines for the auction that was bereft of quality offerings. Read More...

More Horses Test Positive for EHV-I at Fair Grounds

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Additional horses have tested positive for equine herpesvirus at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the track reported Jan. 13. The entirety of Barn 14, Barn 36, and the Receiving Barn had blood pulled and nasal swabs taken for testing Jan. 11. Read More...

Bernier: How I’ll play Santa Anita on Saturday

DRF | 5 days ago
Saturday’s featured event at Santa Anita is the Grade 2 La Canada for older fillies and mares, and Vale Dori towers over the field for trainer Bob Baffert. The La Canada is the fifth race on a nine-race card, making it the payoff leg of the Pick Five Read More...

Domain’s Rap opens meeting with victory in Fifth Season

DRF | 5 days ago
Domain’s Rap helped owner Danny Caldwell get off to a fast start at the Oaklawn Park meet that opened Friday when he rallied for a 2-length win over Smack Smack in the $125,000 Fifth Season. Read More...

Medal Count’s First Foal a Filly at Mallory Farm

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Spendthrift Farm's Medal Count, the classic-placed, graded stakes-winning son of Dynaformer, sired his first reported foal Tuesday, Jan. 10 when a filly was born at Mallory Farm in Lexington. Read More...

Success Coming in Bunches for Gunpowder Farms

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
With his 5-year-old campaign scheduled to get underway in the Jan. 14 Ft. Lauderdale (G2T), Divisidero is positioned to set off a domino effect for Gunpowder Farms, which also has Breaking Lucky slated to start in the Pegasus World Cup (G1) Jan. 18. Read More...

Kentucky Horse Park No Longer Pursuing 2022 World Games

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Kentucky Horse Park Commission voted Jan. 13 to withdraw from consideration for hosting the ninth International Federation for Equestrian Sports World Equestrian Games, to be held in 2022. Read More...

Red Vine to Xanthus Farm in Pennsylvania

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Olympian Bode Miller bought the stallion prospect at Keeneland Read More...

New Jersey Breeders Schedule Stallion Season Auction

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey (TBANJ) 2017 stallion season auction begins Friday, January 20 and runs through Sunday, January 22. Read More...

Keeneland January: Mixed sale concludes with declines

DRF | 5 days ago
The 2017 renewal of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale saw a market potentially on the cusp of transition, posting a higher buyback rate and more than double the number of no-bids, paired with across-the-board declines. Read More...

Stallwalkin’ Dude Faces Familiar Foes in Toboggan

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Head of Plains Partners and David Jacobson's Stallwalkin' Dude will line up against familiar sprinters in the the six-furlong Toboggan Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack Jan. 16. Read More...

Former Daily Racing Form editor praises proposed tax-rule changes

DRF | 5 days ago
Steve Crist, the recently retired former editor and publisher of the Daily Racing Form, has written an article for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association supporting proposed changes to tax rules that would be highly beneficial to horseplayers. Read More...

Milder type of equine herpesvirus spreading rapidly at Fair Grounds

DRF | 5 days ago
A strain of the equine herpesvirus continues to spread rampantly among the horse population at Fair Grounds, but the virus has so far proven very mild and is not related to a more serious herpesvirus infection that killed one horse in late December at Fair Grounds and infected a second horse in the same barn. Read More...

Crowdfunding Helps Little Red Feather Buy Horse Share

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Little Red Feather Racing (LRF) announced Jan. 13 that under their recently established LRF Thoroughbred Fund ("Fund"), they have acquired a minority ownership share in three-year-old colt, Cistron. Read More...

Sam Houston postpones opening stakes due to Fair Grounds outbreak

DRF | 5 days ago
Sam Houston Race Park in Houston has postponed its seven opening-weekend stakes races due to the equine herpesvirus outbreak at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, the track announced Friday. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 1/16 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 1/16 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Monday 1/16 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 1/16 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...