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Harness: Dr J Hanover tops Tattersalls January Mixed Sale

DRF | 4 days ago
Tony Alagna signed the ticket for the sales topper at Monday’s Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands, and it won’t take the trainer much time to get familiar with the horse. Read More...

Prize Exhibit Sweeps by in Megahertz

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
With a late burst of speed, D P Racing's Prize Exhibit swept her competition to win the $100,000 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park Jan. 16 by 1 1/4 lengths. Read More...

Uncontested all the way in Smarty Jones Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Uncontested was left alone on the lead in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes on Monday at Oaklawn Park and put on a show in the slop, winning off by 5 1/4 lengths while picking up 10 eligibility points for the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Metaboss enters stud at Harris Farms in California

DRF | 4 days ago
Grade 3 winner Metaboss will begin his stallion career at Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif. for the 2017 breeding season, where he will stand for an advertised fee of $2,000. Read More...

Prize Exhibit ends losing streak in Megahertz Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
With each passing furlong, Prize Exhibit moved closer to the front in Monday’s $100,690 Megahertz Stakes at a mile on turf at Santa Anita. Read More...

‘Uncontested’ Smarty Jones Romp for Uncontested

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Aptly named Uncontested jumped out to an early lead and never looked back en route to a 5 1/4-length romp in the Smarty Jones Stakes over a sloppy track at Oaklawn Park on the Martin Luther King holiday card Jan. 16. Read More...

Uncontested Romp in Smarty Jones

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Aptly named Uncontested jumped out to an early lead and never looked back en route to a 5 1/4-length romp in the Smarty Jones Stakes over a sloppy track at Oaklawn Park on the Martin Luther King holiday card Jan. 16. Read More...

First Foal by Palace Malice Born

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The first foal by multiple grade 1 winner Palace Malice was born at Three Chimneys in the early morning of Jan. 12. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 1/18 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 1/18 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Green Gratto by a head in Toboggan Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Jockey Kendrick Carmouche suggested that the connections of Green Gratto alter the blinkers the 7-year-old gelding wears in his races. Considering the narrow margin by which Green Gratto won Monday’s Grade 3, $125,000 Toboggan Stakes at Aqueduct, it was a prudent piece of advice. Read More...

Road to the 2017 Derby: Sham Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Road to the Derby: Sham Stakes Read More...

December Seven targets Mineshaft

DRF | 5 days ago
After toying with running their promising 4-year-old December Seven on Saturday in the Louisiana Stakes, owner Samantha Siegel and trainer Paul McGee decided not to enter the colt, and to wait for the Grade 3 Mineshaft here Feb. 25. Read More...

Promising Sharp 3-year-olds find themselves stuck

DRF | 5 days ago
The good news is trainer Joe Sharp and owner Brad Grady have two promising 3-year-olds this winter. The bad news is that the two horses, Cool Arrow and Girvin, are stabled at the Evangeline Downs Training Center. Read More...

Green Gratto Grinds Out Toboggan Win

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Gaston and Anthony Grant's Green Gratto grinded out a gate-to-wire win, where he was pressured every step of the way, in the Toboggan Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack Jan. 16.  Read More...

Farrell a go for Silverbulletday

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Wayne Catalano left the door open to take Farrell out of the Silverbulletday Stakes even after entering the filly Friday, but after Farrell worked five furlongs in 1:01.60 on Sunday, Catalano said she would indeed start Saturday in the $150,000 Silverbulletday. Read More...

I’m a Chatterbox to try turf in Marie Krantz Memorial

DRF | 5 days ago
While schooling I'm a Chatterbox in the Fair Grounds paddock Sunday, trainer Larry Jones confirmed that the multiple Grade 1-winning mare will make her turf debut Saturday in the $75,000 Marie Krantz Memorial Stakes here at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Mahoning Valley Announces Purse Increase

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, announced Jan. 16 across the board purse increases beginning with Condition Book 2, which starts Jan. 30. Read More...

Modify, Zaphical stand out in Thursday feature

DRF | 5 days ago
Oaklawn will put the spotlight on fillies and mares Thursday in the eighth race, an optional $35,000 claimer over six furlongs. Read More...

Rockshaw will point to 3-year-old sprint stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Rockshaw is a candidate for the 3-year-old sprint stakes at Oaklawn Park after his win in a Saturday allowance, trainer Ron Moquett said. Read More...

N.Y.-based Jose Ortiz has great weekend in Arkansas

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Ron Moquett brought Eclipse Award finalist Jose Ortiz to town to ride opening weekend at Oaklawn Park and the two had a memorable run Saturday and Sunday. Read More...

No new positives or movement on quarantine at Fair Grounds

DRF | 5 days ago
There were no new cases of the equine herpesvirus reported over the weekend at Fair Grounds, but the track and Louisiana state officials still were grappling with the logistics of managing the viral outbreak here. Read More...

Road to the Derby: Jerome Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Road to the Derby: Jerome Stakes Read More...

Services on Wednesday for Glenn DiSanto

DRF | 5 days ago
A service will be held Wednesday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., for longtime New York horseman Glenn DiSanto, who died Saturday after a lengthy bout with cancer. He was 62. Read More...

Busanda winner Lockdown eyes Busher

DRF | 5 days ago
Lockdown, now 2 for 2 over the inner track following her victory in Sunday's Busanda Stakes here, could stay in New York and point for the Busher Stakes on Feb. 25. Read More...

Wonder Gal may not be done

DRF | 5 days ago
Plans for Wonder Gal, the 13 1/2-length winner of the Ladies Handicap last Friday, were in flux Monday as her new connections decide whether to breed her or race her again. Read More...

Stymie Stakes likely next spot for Sunny Ridge

DRF | 5 days ago
Sunny Ridge, winner of Saturday's $125,000 Jazil Stakes at Aqueduct, will likely make his next start in the $125,000 Stymie Stakes at Aqueduct on March 12. Read More...

Most of Sunday card canceled due to electrical malfunction

DRF | 5 days ago
Los Alamitos canceled the final six races on Sunday’s eight-race program after an electrical malfunction caused a failure of the backstretch lighting system, track officials announced. Read More...

Fabulous One ends seven-month layoff in Penfold Park

DRF | 5 days ago
Slightly more than a year after he compiled a four-race winning streak, Fabulous One returns from a layoff of more than seven months in Wednesday’s $322,368 Penfold Park Handicap at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong. Read More...

Jockey Maldonado gets first win of comeback

DRF | 5 days ago
Three weeks after returning from severe rib injuries sustained in early September, jockey Edwin Maldonado won Sunday’s second race for maiden claimers at Santa Anita, his first victory since August. Read More...

Champagne Room preps for Las Virgenes Stakes during busy training session

DRF | 5 days ago
Champagne Room, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 5, worked five furlongs in 1:01.40 at Santa Anita on Monday, continuing to progress toward a 3-year-old debut in the $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita on Feb. 5. Read More...

Zito Saddles 2,000th Winner

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito saddled the 2,000th winner of his career Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park, when Forever Plus registered a gate-to-wire victory under Nik Juarez in the second race. Read More...

Classic Empire Aims for Season Debut in Holy Bull

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Classic Empire, the heavy favorite to be named 2-year-old champion male, took another significant step Jan. 16 toward possibly launching his 3-year-old campaign in the Feb. 4 Holy Bull Stakes (G2). Read More...

Grade 1 Winner Bradester to Stud at Valor Farm

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Grade 1 winner Bradester has been retired to enter stud this year at Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas, for a fee of $3,500. Read More...

Classic Empire’s work keeps him on track for Holy Bull

DRF | 5 days ago
Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Classic Empire moved closer to a likely start in the Grade 2 Holy Bull here on Feb. 4, breezing five furlongs at Palm Meadows on Monday. Read More...

Zito saddles 2,000th winner

DRF | 5 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito sent out his 2,000th career winner here Monday, when Forever Plus captured the second race under jockey Nik Juarez. Read More...

Exaggerator has booked a busy 2017

DRF | 5 days ago
Eclipse Award finalist Exaggerator owns three Grade 1 victories – more than any other son of rising young classic sire Curlin. As a result, he already has several Grade 1 winners in his first book for 2017 at WinStar Farm. Read More...

Medaglia d’Oro well represented at Eclipse Awards

DRF | 5 days ago
Three stallions are represented by multiple individual finalists at this weekend's Eclipse Awards – Curlin, Dansili, and Medaglia d'Oro. Read More...

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DRF | 5 days ago
The new year brings with it the second half of the 2016-17 mixed-sale season, which kicked off in somewhat turbulent waters with the Keeneland January sale of horses of all ages. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 1/17 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Tuesday 1/17 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Coco as in Chanel has strong start to 4-year-old campaign

DRF | 5 days ago
Coco as in Chanel, the winner of the $100,000 Stormy Blues Stakes last June at Pimlico, turned in a strong 4-year-old debut Sunday at Tampa Bay Downs, winning a second-level, $21,250 allowance by three-quarters of a length over Sweet Nkosi. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from Jan. 10 – Jan. 12

DRF | 5 days ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Don Alberto goes back to well with seven-figure broodmare

DRF | 5 days ago
Don Alberto Corp. added a horse to its operation with bloodlines similar to Grade 2 winner Unique Bella when it purchased the broodmare Siren Serenade for $1.025 million to lead the Keeneland January mixed sale. Read More...

Liam’s Map top covering sire at Keeneland January

DRF | 5 days ago
There was a new name among the leading covering sires at Keeneland January – but he’s a familiar name for some of the breeders fueling his figures. Read More...

Monday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: A revitalized Green Gratto can turn the tables on Stallwalkin’ Dude in the Toboggan

DRF | 5 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Sunday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Mo’ Green ready to go in second start back

DRF | 5 days ago
Six fillies and mares comprise the lineup for the third race, a $49,000 second-level allowance at a mile on the main track. Mo' Green and My Awesome Mom, the respective second and third finishers in the restricted Margate Stakes on Dec. 26 at Gulfstream, figure as favorites. Read More...

Futile points to Pelican Stakes after impressive win

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Arnaud Delacour scored an impressive victory at Tampa Bay Downs on Sunday with Futile, who won a no-conditions, $25,750 allowance by one length over Tiger Blood. Read More...

Trip Notes for January 14: Marshua’s River, Hal’s Hope, and more

DRF | 5 days ago
Trip notes by Michael Hammersly for stakes races run on January 14, including the Marshua's River and Harlan's Holiday. Read More...

Sparkman: Tommy Macho a modern breeding rarity

DRF | 5 days ago
It remains very unusual to see a high-class runner closely inbred to a female. Saturday’s Grade 3 Hal’s Hope Stakes winner Tommy Macho is one such runner. Read More...

Andrew Hawkins’ Hong Kong Selections and analysis for Wednesday, January 18, 2017

DRF | 5 days ago
Andrew Hawkins' Hong Kong Selections and analysis for Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Sha Tin. Read More...

Bergman: The arrow is pointing up for trainer Andrew Harris

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Andrew Harris saw himself on the biggest stage last year when he sent the 3-year-old trotter Waitlifter K postward in the Hambletonian. It was an unexpected position to be in, but Harris acquitted himself rather well at the highest level. Read More...