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Isabella Sings Wires My Charmer

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Siena Farm homebred Isabella Sings led every step of the way Nov. 26 to register a front-running 1 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

McCraken impresses in Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

DRF | 6 days ago
As soon as McCraken crossed under the wire as the winner of the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, the colt’s owner and breeder, Janis Whitham, began to weep. Read More...

Ride Hard Kowboy wins Walter R. Cluer Memorial Stakes

DRF | 6 days ago
Ride Hard Kowboy just missed by a neck when second in last year’s Walter R. Cluer at Turf Paradise. Well, the 4-year-old gelded son of Kodiak Kowboy remedied that slight miss as he rallied to capture this year’s $30,000 renewal at the Phoenix track Saturday. Read More...

Connect by a head in thrilling Cigar Mile

DRF | 6 days ago
As Connect and Divining Rod battled through the Aqueduct stretch of Saturday’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile, trainer Chad Brown wondered if the lack of a recent race would compromise his horse’s chances to win. Read More...

Farrell Takes Golden Rod Gate-to-Wire

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Coffee Pot Stables' homebred Farrell took a field of 12 fillies gate to wire to win the Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 26 at Churchill Downs by six lengths. Read More...

Farrell shows growth in winning Golden Rod Stakes

DRF | 6 days ago
When Farrell arrived in the Churchill Downs paddock for her graded stakes debut, it was obvious that the late-developing filly was blooming physically, as she strutted around on the muscle and with her neck bowed. After she hit the track, it was obvious that the 2-year-old filly has developed mentally as well. Read More...

Freitag sets track record in Sir Barton Stakes

DRF | 6 days ago
The favored Freitag lowered Woodbine’s 1 1/16-mile synthetic-track record while notching his first stakes win under Alan Garcia in the $125,400 Sir Barton on Saturday. Read More...

Mo Town turns in big effort to win Remsen Stakes

DRF | 6 days ago
As confident as trainer Tony Dutrow was that his 2-year-old Mo Town was going to run a big race in Saturday’s Grade 2 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct, he didn’t necessarily know if that would be good enough to win it. Read More...

Rose Brier’s disqualification gives Tropical Turf to Lubash

DRF | 6 days ago
Lubash, a winner of nearly $1.5 million, won the Tropical Turf Handicap for the second time in three years Saturday, this time after the stewards disqualified apparent winner Rose Brier and placed him second for drifting out and causing interference near the wire Read More...

Isabella Sings takes My Charmer gate to wire

DRF | 6 days ago
Isabella Sings used her abundant speed, leading from start to finish, to take a popular 1 3/4-length victory over Sea Coast in Saturday’s Grade 3 My Charmer Handicap. Read More...

Stryker Phd Gets Up Late to Win Berkeley

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Jim and Mona Hour's Stryker Phd got up in the final stride to put a head in front of G. G. Ryder to win the $100,000 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields Nov. 26. Read More...

Connect Edges Divining Rod in Cigar Mile

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Connect added to an already banner year for trainer Chad Brown as he engaged in a thrilling stretch duel with Divining Rod and just got his nose down at the wire to win the $500,000 Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 26. Read More...

Lubash Awarded Tropical Turf Victory

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
After finishing second, 1 1/4 lengths behind Rose Brier, Lubash was placed first after stewards determined that the first-place finisher interfered with his stretch run Nov. 26 in the 100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Miss Sky Warrior shows she can handle longer distance

DRF | 6 days ago
Miss Sky Warrior scores a front-running, half-length victory over race favorite Jamyson ‘n Ginger in the Grade 2, $300,000 Demoiselle. Read More...

Mo Town Wins Stakes Debut in Remsen

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
In his first stakes try, Mo Town soared past favored Takaful in the stretch and was not seriously threatened late to post a clear victory in the $300,000 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) Saturday, Nov. 26 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Tattersalls Foal Sale Sustains Momentum

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Two lots sold for 100,000 guineas or more Nov. 26 at the Tattersalls December foal sale, bringing a close to the four-day sale. Read More...

Miss Sky Warrior Holds On in Demoiselle

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Arlene's Sun Star Stable's Miss Sky Warrior continues to find new gears during her steps up in class, turning back at late bid from favorite Jamyson 'n Ginger to capture the $300,000 Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Race Course. Read More...

Hong Kong selections for Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016

DRF | 6 days ago
Hong Kong selections for Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 Read More...

Miss Temple City tunes up for Matriarch with five-furlong work

DRF | 6 days ago
Miss Temple City tuned up for the Grade 1, $300,000 Matriarch Stakes on Dec. 4 at Del Mar on Saturday with a five-furlong workout on the turf in 1:02.40. Read More...

Verve’s Tale shows she’s on winning path in Comely Stakes

DRF | 6 days ago
Verve’s Tale, who just six weeks ago won a maiden race at Keeneland, reeled in seemingly home-free favorite Lewis Bay in deep stretch to win Saturday’s Grade 3 $250,000 Comely Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by a neck at Aqueduct. Read More...

Tapit Breaks Single-Season Earnings Mark

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
For the third consecutive season, Tapit has broken his own the single-season progeny earnings record. Read More...

Verve’s Tale Gets First Stakes Win in Comely

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
After taking eight starts to secure her maiden win, Verve's Tale didn't waste any time securing her first stakes victory. Read More...

Beer: How I’ll play Aqueduct for Saturday, Nov. 26

DRF | 6 days ago
An analysis of the late pick four (races 7-10) from Daily Racing Form writer Mike Beer. Read More...

Harzand’s Dam Heads Tattersalls December

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The 2016 renewal of the Tattersalls December Mares Sale combines the best of British and Irish bloodstock with significant consignments from throughout Europe.  Read More...

Jockey Ocampo Secures Career Win 1,000

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Jockey Israel Ocampo gained his 1,000th career victory when he scored on Nov. 25 aboard One Last Knight at Remington Park. Read More...

Mont Saint Legame in Kentucky Derby Picture

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Mont Saint Legame tracked the pace in Saturday's Cattleya Sho at Tokyo Racecourse, went by outside the leader in mid-straight, and claimed a 1 1/4-length victory, becoming the leading Japanese contender for the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Read More...

California Chrome works half-mile in 47.40; Dec. 17 stakes looks likely

DRF | 6 days ago
Los Alamitos is increasingly likely to be the site of California Chrome’s next race before his career finale in the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream. Read More...

California Chrome Continues Work at Los Al

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The slow-early, quick-late drills have been standard for the 5-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit, so when he powered through the stretch to stop the clock in :47.46 for a half-mile Saturday, with a final furlong in :11.10, it was par for the course. Read More...

Jockey Ocampo notches 1,000th career riding victory

DRF | 6 days ago
Jockey Israel Ocampo won the 1,000th race of his riding career Friday when he guided One Last Knight to victory in the sixth race at Remington Park. Read More...

Isa Firecracker pops in Golden Gate Debutante

DRF | 7 days ago
Isa Firecracker ($8.20) impressed her trainer Jamey Thomas once again with her gameness as she held off favored Grand Prix to win the $60,075 Golden Gate Debutante by a nose at Golden Gate Fields on Friday. Read More...

Solo Del Mar pick 6 ticket hits for $207k

DRF | 7 days ago
The Thanksgiving holiday extended into Friday for one pick six player, who gleaned $207,461.80 for being the sole winning ticket on the Del Mar pick six, taking down both the general pool and the single-ticket jackpot. Read More...

Untapable to be bred to Frankel

DRF | 7 days ago
Champion Untapable, who was retired in June, will travel to England to be bred to unbeaten champion Frankel in 2017, her first season as a broodmare. David Fiske, manager for the mare’s owner and breeder, Winchell Thoroughbreds, confirmed the pairing Friday evening at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Texas Ryano delivers in Hollywood Turf Cup

DRF | 7 days ago
Trainer Carla Gaines said Texas Ryano “had been touting himself” all week, and the positive signs he gave off early in the morning – that he was eager for more – were revealed for all to see Friday afternoon, when Texas Ryano finally got the best of his nemesis Ashleyluvssugar and got his first graded stakes win in the Grade 2, $200,345 Hollywood Turf Cup. Read More...

Gun Runner get his Grade 1 in Clark

DRF | 7 days ago
All year long, Gun Runner had dodged no one when frequently competing against the very best 3-year-olds of 2016. Late Friday afternoon, beneath the glare of the Churchill Downs lights, the hard-knocking colt finally got his first Grade 1 victory, leading wire to wire in the 142nd running of the $500,000 Clark Handicap, the annual marquee race of the fall meet. Read More...

Champion Untapable to be bred to Frankel

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Champion Untapable, winner of the 2014 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), will be bred to unbeaten champion Frankel for her initial mating in 2017, according to David Fiske, manager of owner Winchell Thoroughbreds. Read More...

Texas Ryano Kicks Clear in Hollywood Turf Cup

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Williamson Racing's homebred Texas Ryano broke through the graded ranks Nov. 25 with an emphatic victory in the $200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT). Read More...

Wilkes keeps hot hand with Linda in Mrs. Revere

DRF | 7 days ago
A day after winning three races, including the Grade 3 River City Handicap with Thatcher Street, trainer Ian Wilkes was a multiple visitor to the winner’s circle Friday at Churchill, taking a pair of races, including the Grade 2, $200,000 Mrs. Revere with the blossoming Linda. Read More...

Linda Powers Home to Win Mrs. Revere Stakes

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
After dueling in early stretch with grade I winner Harmonize, Linda found another gear in the final furlong to register a clear win in the $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Gun Runner Overcomes Elders in Clark

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys' Gun Runner handily defeated older horses to earn his first grade I victory Nov. 25, turning back longshot Breaking Lucky for a gate-to-wire score in the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Stacked Deck holds off Pink Lloyd in Kennedy Road

DRF | 7 days ago
Stacked Deck ($3.80) staked his claim for a second straight Sovereign Award as Canada’s champion male sprinter by winning the Grade 2 Kennedy Road Stakes for the second year in a row at Woodbine on Friday. Read More...

Loki’s Vengeance leads all the way in Thunder Rumble

DRF | 7 days ago
Loki’s Vengeance led every step of the seven furlongs to win the Thunder Rumble Division of the New York Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct by 7 1/4 lengths over Becker’s Galaxy. Read More...

Finley’sluckycharm breaks fast en route to Dream Supreme win

DRF | 7 days ago
Finley’sluckycharm notched an 8 1/2-length score in the $80,000 Dream Supreme Stakes for fillies and mares Saturday at Churchill Downs. She finished the six furlongs in a sharp 1:08.58. Read More...

My Impression’s strong close gives her Winter Memories win

DRF | 7 days ago
My Impression flashed a strong closing kick in the stretch to win Friday’s $125,000 Winter Memories Stakes by a half-length at Aqueduct. Read More...

Churchill, Horsemen Donate $55K to TAA

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Churchill Downs Racetrack and its horsemen presented checks totaling $55,000 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance ("TAA") between races on Friday at Churchill Downs.  Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Monday 11/28 Analysis

DRF | 7 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's Monday, November 28 analysis at Woodbine. Read More...

Midnight Storm Back on Dirt for Native Diver

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Midnight Storm, whose more than $1.28 million in earnings have been picked up mostly in grass races, will switch back to dirt for the $100,000 Native Diver Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 27 at Del Mar. Read More...

Free: How I’ll play Del Mar on Saturday, Nov. 26

DRF | 7 days ago
Don’t you love “hype horses?” You know the kind. Some touts are fast-working maidens with big pedigrees. Others are second-start maidens with ability. Most have winning connections. Touts are fun. Who doesn’t like to watch good horses run fast? Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 11/28 Analysis

DRF | 7 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Monday, November 28 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Yockey’s Warrior ready to climb but has nowhere to go

DRF | 7 days ago
Yockey's Warrior may have found the best form of his career, and the Beyer Speed Figure the 4-year-old earned winning the $75,000 Thanksgiving Handicap on Thursday at Fair Grounds supports that. Read More...

Family Tree weighing options after winning Zia Park Oaks

DRF | 7 days ago
The direction Family Tree will take following her career performance Wednesday in the $300,000 Zia Park Oaks is undetermined, according to trainer Wayne Catalano. Read More...