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Sarah Sis Just Holds On to Take Iowa Oaks

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Joe Ragsdale's Sarah Sis established the early lead and just held off the fast-closing Pangburn to win the $200,000 Iowa Oaks (gr. III) July 27 at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino. Read More...

Hard Aces by a nose in Gold Cup at Santa Anita

DRF | 2 days ago
Hard Aces was last of 11 in Saturday’s $501,500 Gold Cup at Santa Anita when the field passed under the wire for the first time. One mile later, he was in front by the narrowest of margins and the winner of the most prestigious race of his career. Read More...

He’s Comin In Hot Best in Bashford Manor

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 8:44 PM ET 6th at CD (Churchill Downs)GIII Bashford Manor S. ($100k)     Winner: He's Comin in Hot by Early Flyer He's Comin in Hot (Early Flyer) prove... Read More...

No Denying Fanticola in Royal Heroine Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Fanticola nailed down her first graded stakes win Saturday June 27 at Santa Anita Park when she held off Queen of The Sand (IRE) in the stretch of the Royal Heroine Stakes (gr. IIT). Read More...

He’s Comin in Hot delivers as Bashford Manor favorite

DRF | 2 days ago
He’s Comin in Hot led virtually all the way as an odds-on favorite in the Grade 3, $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes, the first of four straight stakes on closing night of the Churchill spring meet. Read More...

Hard Aces Rides Rail to Win Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Things have been working out for Victor Espinoza lately; the $500,000 Gold Cup (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park was the most recent example. Read More...

Fanticola breaks through in Royal Heroine

DRF | 2 days ago
Forget the nose loss to Queen of The Sand in the Grade 2 Santa Barbara Handicap on April 18, or the neck loss to Hard Not to Like in the Grade 1 Gamely Stakes on May 25. Read More...

Masochistic Dominates in Triple Bend

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 7:42 PM ET 7th at SA (Santa Anita)GI Triple Bend S. ($300k)     Winner: Masochistic by Sought After Masochistic (Sought After) posts a dominant victory... Read More...

Ebo prevails in CTBA Derby

DRF | 3 days ago
Ebo made a successful transition to two turns on Saturday, leading throughout for a 1 1/2-length win in the $45,000 Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association Derby at Arapahoe Park. Dewey finished second, a length clear of third-place finisher C C Express. Read More...

Masochistic most impressive in Triple Bend

DRF | 3 days ago
Masochistic is winning major sprint stakes in California without really trying. After the 5-year-old gelding won the $300,500 Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday for his third consecutive victory, jockey Tyler Baze insisted that Masochistic was far from extended in his effort. Read More...

Prize Exhibit Last to First in Senorita

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Prize Exhibit swept past rivals down the middle of the Santa Antia Park turf course and won the $100,000 Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies June 27 in a swift last-to-first rally. Read More...

Fans flock to get close-up look at American Pharoah

DRF | 3 days ago
American Pharoah did not race at Santa Anita on Saturday, but he was the star of a 10-race program that included four graded stakes. Read More...

Masochistic Easy Winner of Triple Bend

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
California-bred Masochistic, owned by Los Pollos Hermanos Racing and Jay Em Ess Stable, made short work of six foes to win the $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes (gr. I) June 27 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Prize Exhibit wins first stakes in Senorita

DRF | 3 days ago
Jockey Santiago Gonzalez, a native of Venezuela with more than 2,000 career wins, is quick to admit he has a poor grasp of English. His win aboard Prize Exhibit in Saturday’s $101,000 Senorita Stakes at Santa Anita gave Gonzalez a reason to express himself – in two languages. Read More...

Kiss My Lulu First Winner for Coast Guard

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Washington-based stallion Coast Guard picked up his first winner when Kiss My Lulu won her maiden special weight debut June 27 at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Include Betty displays usual closing kick to take Mother Goose

DRF | 3 days ago
Include Betty took the lead in upper stretch and drew off to score by 3 1/4 lengths despite looking around through the final furlong in Saturday's Mother Goose at Belmont Park. Read More...

Include Betty Goes Last-to-First in Mother Goose

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 5:50 PM ET 9th at BEL (Belmont Park)GI Mother Goose S. ($300k)     Winner: Include Betty by Include Include Betty (Include) goes last-to-first to win t... Read More...

I’m Already Sexy in Eatontown Upset Win

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Hit The Board Stables' I'm Already Sexy held off favored Kenzadargent after a stretch duel for a half-length triumph in the June 27 Eatontown Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Gaffalione Secures Gulfstream Riding Title

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Apprentice rider Tyler Gaffalione rode four winners on the June 27 card at Gulfstream Park, capturing the first, second, sixth and eighth races. Read More...

I’m Already Sexy provides Lopez with fifth win of card in Eatontown

DRF | 3 days ago
Lopez, reunited with the 5-year-old I’m Already Sexy for the first time since they teamed up to win the Cooper City Handicap at Gulfstream Park in February, helped the mare upset 8-5 favorite Kenzadargent in Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Eatontown Stakes at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Surtsey handles soggy turf in Zadracarta victory

DRF | 3 days ago
Surtsey relished the boggy turf course and won the $100,000 Zadracarta Stakes under a patient ride from Omar Moreno on Saturday at Woodbine. Read More...

Include Betty Notches Grade I in Mother Goose

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Include Betty, the lone graded stakes winner in the field of 10 3-year-old fillies for the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I), proved the class of the field when she delivered a clear victory in the June 27 race at Belmont Park. Read More...

First Winner for Grade I Winner Victor’s Cry

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Grade I winner Victor's Cry was represented by his first winner June 27 when Keeplaffinleslie won a maiden special weight at Woodbine Racecourse. Read More...

Edge of Reality snaps losing streak in Turning for Home

DRF | 3 days ago
Edge of Reality, whose last win on dirt came over a muddy surface in the Grade 3 Smarty Jones Stakes on Labor Day in 2013, caught a similar off-track Saturday and responded with a 3 3/4-length victory in the $75,000 Turning for Home Stakes at Parx Racing. Read More...

DRF Plus handicapping reports for Sunday, June 28

DRF | 3 days ago
Download DRF Plus handicapping reports for Sunday's races, including DRF Bets GamePlan, the Positive ROI Report, and Key Race Report. Read More...

Bold Cait relishes slop in Petro Memorial Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
The 3-year-old filly Bold Cait reaffirmed her affinity for wet tracks when she rolled to an easy victory in the slop over older Ohio-bred fillies and mares in Saturday’s $75,000 J. William Petro Memorial Handicap at ThistleDown. Read More...

Triple Threat Eyes Pair of Arlington Stakes

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Team Valor International and Gary Barber's Triple Threat, an impressive off-the-pace winner of the June 7 Monmouth Stakes (gr. IIT), is being pointed toward the Aug. 15 Arlington Million (gr. IT). Read More...

Tonalist Prepares for Suburban Handicap

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Tonalist will look to rebound in the July 4 $500,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) off a second-place finish in the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) on Belmont Stakes day. Read More...

Jack Hobbs dominates Irish Derby

DRF | 3 days ago
Jack Hobbs, second in the English Derby on June 6, was the dominant winner of Saturday’s $1,288,000 Irish Derby at The Curragh, giving trainer John Gosden a third classic win of the month. Read More...

Arlington cuts overnight, stakes purses

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Arlington International Racecourse has cut overnight purses by 10% and trimmed the purses of most of its few remaining graded stakes. Read More...

Litfin: How I’d play Belmont on Sunday, June 28

DRF | 3 days ago
How I’ll play Belmont on Sunday remains a work in progress, depending on the timing of whatever Mother Nature has in store for the Long Island area. At this writing, heavy rain and thunderstorms were forecast as a good bet to pummel the track starting sometime late afternoon or early evening Saturday, possibly lingering into Sunday morning. So it seems as though four scheduled turf races – the second, fourth, eighth, and ninth – are in serious jeopardy, while the main track could wind up a sealed and sloppy quagmire or a harrowed drying-out “good” depending on the timing of things. Read More...

Jack Hobbs Kills Irish Derby Opposition

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 1:54 PM ET 7th at CGH (CURRAGH)G1 150th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby     Winner: Jack Hobbs (GB) by Halling Godolphin and Partners' Jack Hobbs (GB) (Hal... Read More...

TVG’s Simon Bray Diagnosed With Cancer

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
TVG analyst Simon Bray has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood, the television network said in a press release June 27. Read More...

TVG commentator, former trainer Bray diagnosed with cancer

DRF | 3 days ago
Simon Bray, a TVG racing commentator and former trainer, has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma and will undergo treatment this summer, TVG producer Kevin Grigsby said Saturday. Read More...

Jack Hobbs Dominant in Irish Derby Win

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Godophin and partners' Jack Hobbs romped to an open-lengths win in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 27 at the Curragh. Read More...

First Group Winner For Canford Cliffs in The Curragh’s Railway

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 1:06 PM ET 6th at CGH (CURRAGH)G2 Gain Railway S.     Winner: Painted Cliffs (Ire) by Canford Cliffs (Ire) Susan Magnier's Painted Cliffs (Ire) (Canfor... Read More...

Awesome Again Colt Wins at Monmouth Park

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 1:04 PM ET 1st at MTH (Monmouth Park)Msw ($36k)     Winner: Awesome Slew by Awesome Again Awesome Slew (Awesome Again) annexes the Monmouth Park opener... Read More...

Dream Ahead Colt a Rising Star at The Curragh

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 12:03 PM ET 1st at CGH (CURRAGH)Mdn (?11k)     Winner: Final Frontier (Ire) by Dream Ahead Dream Ahead Colt A Rising Star at The Curragh Read More...

NYRA Supports Coupled Entry Rule Changes

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
New York Racing Association supports proposals that would decouple entries in stakes races of $50,000 or more, and add superfecta wagering to the betting menu of races with coupled entries. Read More...

Positive ROI report: Brnjas successful with first-time turf starters

DRF | 3 days ago
Sleepy P (#1, ML 9-5) switches to turf for the first time in Saturday's fifth race at Woodbine, a one-mile maiden special weight race. Since Jan. 1, 2014, trainer Ashlee Brnjas is winning at a 41 percent clip with first-time turf starters, for a return on investment of $5.98. Read More...

King: DRF Bets GamePlan spot play at Churchill Downs

DRF | 3 days ago
Hammers Terror (#5, ML 5-1) is in good form and has the back class to suggest he can step up and contend in a weak Grade 2 turf stake, Saturday's eighth race at Churchill Downs, the Firecracker Stakes. Read More...

Ghost Locket gets first stakes win in Saylorville

DRF | 3 days ago
Ghost Locket ($25.20) responded to an aggressive ride from jockey Shane Laviolette to register a half-length win in Friday night's $100,000 Saylorville, a six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares. Read More...

Delaunay cruises in Iowa Sprint Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Delaunay seized command from the outset and bounded clear for a 5 1/4-length tally in Friday’s $125,000 Iowa Sprint Handicap, the featured event on opening night of the Iowa Festival of Racing. Read More...

Diva’s Diamond repeats in Iowa Distaff

DRF | 3 days ago
Diva's Diamond finished strongly to prevail by a neck in a dramatic finish to Friday night's $100,000 Iowa Distaff, winning the race for the second consecutive year. Read More...

Dunleavy: Belmont Park pick three for Sunday, June 28

DRF | 3 days ago
Sunday is not an easy day at Belmont Park. I think a lot of the races are wide open. I am going to try to key a pick three on races 4-6 around Unbridled Juan in the final leg. Read More...

Hammersly: Santa Anita pick three for Sunday, June 28

DRF | 3 days ago
Some competitive races toward the back of this closing-day program give a late pick three some appeal. Read More...

Lone Star cancels Friday card due to rain, lightning

DRF | 3 days ago
Lone Star Park was forced to cancel its fifth through ninth races Friday night due to heavy rains and lightning, according to Diantha Brazzell, spokeswoman for the Grand Prairie, Texas, track. It was the fifth full or partial card cancellation at the meet, she said. The cancellations have all come at the hands of inclement weather. Read More...

Delaunay Breaks Through in Iowa Sprint ‘Cap

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Maggi Moss' Delaunay, a winner of more than $1.1 million, ended his streak of second-place finishes in the Iowa Sprint Handicap with a victory in the $125,000 event the evening of June 26 at Prairie Meadows. Read More...

Meadowlands: Obrigado wires TVG field

DRF | 3 days ago
Obrigado and driver Mark MacDonald were insistent on getting the front and once in command never looked back to win a leg of the TVG Free-For-All trot at the Meadowlands on Friday night. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015 8:17 PM ET Godolphin's Jack Hobbs (GB) (Halling) headlines The Curragh's G1 Irish Derby Saturday, while Stateside... Read More...