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Yonkers: Rockin Ron turns away Bit Of A Legend N in Levy Series marquee matchup

DRF | 4 hours ago
Rockin Ron, a two-time conqueror of Wiggle It Jiggleit in 2016, put in a gallant effort for driver Yannick Gingras, holding off defending George Morton Levy Series champion Bit Of A Legend N in a 1:51 1/5 mile to capture one of four $50,000 divisions at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night. Read More...

Baze gives Itsinthepost perfect ride in San Luis Rey

DRF | 6 hours ago
Itsinthepost chased pacesetter, and 6-5 favorite, Ashleyluvssugar, down the backstretch before taking the lead in early stretch. From there, Itsinthepost held off a brief threat from 27-1 Syntax to win the Grade 2, $202,415 San Luis Rey Stakes by a length for his first career stakes win. Read More...

Fields Set for Louisiana Derby, Fair Grounds Oaks

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Brad Grady's lightly raced Girvin headlines the $1 million Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) set for April 1 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, which drew their Louisiana Derby Day card March 25. Read More...

Itsinthepost Breaks Through in San Luis Rey

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Second in three of his last four starts, including two against graded competition, the son of American Post finally broke through March 25 at Santa Anita Park in the $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (G2T). Read More...

Santa Anita: Single ticket carryover of $413,075 for Sunday’s pick six

DRF | 7 hours ago
There are two carryovers in Sunday’s pick six at Santa Anita - $126,168 in the main pick six pool and $413,075 in the single ticket jackpot pool. Read More...

Golden Mischief gets help from stewards to win Purple Martin

DRF | 8 hours ago
Golden Mischief had her number put up Saturday in the $150,000 Purple Martin at Oaklawn after first-place finisher Our Majesty was disqualified for an incident down the backstretch and placed fourth. The move elevated Chanel’s Legacy from third place to second. Vertical Oak, whose rider, Luis Contreras, claimed foul against Our Majesty, was placed third. Read More...

Fear the Cowboy knocks off favored Zulu in Skip Away

DRF | 8 hours ago
Fear the Cowboy became a graded stakes winner for the first time while also giving his trainer Efren Loza Jr. the first graded stakes win of his career by rallying to a three- length victory over even-money favorite Zulu in Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Skip Away Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Fast and Accurate pulls 24-1 surprise in Spiral Stakes

DRF | 8 hours ago
Kendall Hansen couldn’t help himself. The pain-management doctor known in racing circles for his outlandish tendencies got down on his knees to kiss the Turfway Park ground Saturday just minutes after his longshot colt, Fast and Accurate, pulled a stunning 24-1 upset in the 46th running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Spiral Stakes, the annual Turfway showcase. Read More...

Purely a Dream picks up another Boubonette Oaks win for McPeek

DRF | 8 hours ago
Trainer Ken McPeek continued his dominance of the Grade 3, $100,000 Bourbonette Oaks at Turfway Park on Saturday, winning the race for the third time since 2010 when Purely a Dream crossed the wire two lengths in front of stablemate Awesome Boss. Read More...

Fast and Accurate Scores Spiral Upset

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Kendall Hansen's longshot Fast and Accurate continued his improvement by leaps and bounds March 25 with a victory in the $500,000 JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes (G3). Read More...

Gunnevera Leads Busy Sophomore Work Slate

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Peacock Racing Stables' multiple graded stakes winner Gunnevera put in his final breeze March 25 for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) April 1 at Gulfstream Park, leading a coast-to-coast slate of sophomore works. Read More...

Hong Kong selections for Sunday, March 26, 2017

DRF | 9 hours ago
Hong Kong selections for Sunday, March 26, 2017 Read More...

Purely a Dream Leads Bourbonette Exacta for McPeek

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Living the Dream Racing's Purely a Dream picked up 50 points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks and completed an exacta sweep for trainer Ken McPeek in the $100,000 Bourbonette Oaks (G3) March 25 at Turfway Park. Read More...

I Thought I had Seen it All

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
It’s almost as if Arrogate has taken on the best qualities of different great horses in each of his four stakes victories. Read More...

Montu triggers $915 exacta in Rushaway

DRF | 10 hours ago
Montu, whose affinity for Turfway Park was already established, led home a longshot exacta to light up the tote board in the $100,000 Rushaway Stakes, the first of three stakes Saturday at the northern Kentucky track. Read More...

Girvin draws post 8 in nine-horse field for Louisiana Derby

DRF | 11 hours ago
In 2014, when Joe Sharp was working as an assistant for trainer Mike Maker, owner Brad Grady gave him the financial backing to go out on his own and begin claiming horses. Next Saturday at Fair Grounds, Sharp and Grady will send out two horses in the $1 million Louisiana Derby, including likely favorite Girvin. Read More...

Fear the Cowboy Takes Skip Away in Late Drive

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centrofanti's Fear the Cowboy pulled a mild upset when he ran by even-money favorite Zulu and frontrunner Flashy Jewel in the stretch to win the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park March 25. Read More...

Irish War Cry Works With Wood Memorial Bid Likely

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
The Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes (G2) winner returned to the work tab March 25 after running seventh in the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2), putting in five furlongs in 1:01.10 at Palm Meadows Training Center. Read More...

Jack Hobbs relishes soft turf in Sheema Classic

DRF | 11 hours ago
Jack Hobbs’s 4-year-old season began last April with a cracked pelvis suffered in the running of the Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket. His 5-year-old campaign got off to a much more auspicious beginning Saturday night at Meydan Racecourse, where Jack Hobbs decisively won the Group 1, $6 million Sheema Classic. Read More...

Nikki My Darling finishes fast to win Southern Park Stakes

DRF | 11 hours ago
Odds-on favorite Nikki My Darling needed almost the entire length of the stretch to run down 16-1 longshot Conumdrum Red, but she got the job done to win the season’s first stakes in Ohio, the $75,000 Southern Park Stakes for Ohio-bred 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Mahoning Valley Race Course. Read More...

Arrogate simply breathtaking in last-to-first Dubai World Cup victory

DRF | 12 hours ago
All week in Dubai, the outcome of the $10 million World Cup felt preordained: The great horse Arrogate could not lose. Then the starting gate clanged open, and there was no way Arrogate could win. Read More...

Bluegrass Flag wins scratch-depleted Cicada Stakes

DRF | 12 hours ago
Trainer Tom Morley was quite confident in Bluegrass Flag when a five-horse field was carded for Saturday’s $100,000 Cicada Stakes at Aqueduct. His confidence only grew when Wilburnmoney and Sounds Delicious both scratched from the race due to illness. Read More...

Practical Joke, Gunnevera among workers for Florida Derby

DRF | 12 hours ago
Practical Joke moved a step closer toward starting in the $1 million Florida Derby by working five furlongs in 1:00.90 in company with stablemate Shagaf at Palm Meadows on Saturday. Practical Joke was one of more than a half-dozen possible Florida Derby starters to work throughout the local area Saturday. Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Sunday, March 26, 2017

DRF | 13 hours ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Sunday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Dubai World Cup Press Conference

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Comments from trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith after Arrogate's victory in the Dubai World Cup. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Vivlos beats males in Dubai Turf

DRF | 13 hours ago
They call Joao Moreira “The Magic Man” at his home base in Hong Kong, and on Saturday night, Moreira made a Japanese mare named Vivlos appear out of thin air to win the $6 million Dubai Turf. Read More...

Dubai Turf Press Conference

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Comments from the connections of Vivlos, including trainer Yasuo Tomomichi and jockey Joao Moreira, after her victory in the Dubai Turf Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Dubai Sheema Classic Press Conference

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Comments from trainer John Gosden, who explains that Jack Hobbs is a bit of a dreamer, and jockey William Buick after Jack Hobbs' victory in the Longines Dubai Sheema Classic. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Arrogate Last to First in Dubai World Cup

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Juddmonte Farms' Arrogate broke last, but rallied to easily win the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline. Read More...

Filly Vivlos Rallies to Beat Boys in Dubai Turf

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Lead on the Dubai Turf Sponsored By DP World Read More...

Jack Hobbs, Vivlos Score on the Turf at Meydan

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Jack Hobbs rallies in the Longines Duba Sheema Classic (G1); Japanese filly Vivlos beats the boys in the Dubai Turf. Read More...

Dubai Golden Shaheen Press Conference

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Comments from the connections of Mind Your Biscuits, including jockey Joel Rosario and trainer Chad Summers after victory in the Dubai Golden Shaheen. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Mind Your Biscuits clearly best in Dubai Golden Shaheen

DRF | 16 hours ago
Trainer Chad Summers wants Mind Your Biscuits to prove he can run a route of ground at some point this year. But for all intents and purposes, he already has. Read More...

Mind Your Biscuits clearly best in Dubai Golden Shaheen

DRF | 16 hours ago
Trainer Chad Summers wants Mind Your Biscuits to prove he can run a route of ground at some point this year. But for all intents and purposes, he already has. Read More...

Mind Your Biscuits Rises to Occasion in Golden Shaheen

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Mind Your Biscuits, a New York-bred son of Posse and winner of last year's Malibu Stakes (G1), breaks through in the Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) at Meydan. The win is a first for trainer Chad Summers. Read More...

Al Quoz Sprint Press Conference

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Comments from jockey Francois-Xavier Bertras and trainer Didier Guillemin after The Right Man's victory in the Al Quoz Sprint Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Thunder Snow narrowly beats Epicharis in fast UAE Derby

DRF | 16 hours ago
Thunder Snow was a very good horse racing on the European turf last year, and he is doing pretty well so far on dirt. Read More...

Thunder Snow narrowly beats Epicharis in fast UAE Derby

DRF | 16 hours ago
Thunder Snow was a very good horse racing on the European turf last year, and he is doing pretty well so far on dirt. Read More...

Saturday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Ostrolenka faces a softer group off claim

DRF | 16 hours ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Saturday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Saturday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Ostrolenka faces a softer group off claim

DRF | 16 hours ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Saturday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

The Right Man by a nose in Al Quoz Sprint

DRF | 16 hours ago
The Right Man, a 20-1 outsider, had the right trip in Saturday’s Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint on turf at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Read More...

UAE Derby Press Conference

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Comments from Trainer Saeed bin Suroor and Jockey Christophe Soumillon after Thunder Snow's victory in the UAE Derby. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Thunder Snow Gets Up in UAE Derby

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Thunder Snow, only days after being made a late nominee to the U.S. Triple Crown series, justified the investment with a hard-fought victory March 25 in the UAE Derby Sponsored By The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2) at Meydan Racecourse. Read More...

Vazirabad repeats in Dubai Gold Cup

DRF | 17 hours ago
The French stayer Vazirabad is very much at home in the Dubai desert. For the second consecutive year, Vazirabad won the Group 2 Dubai Gold Cup at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai on Saturday on the undercard of the $10 million Dubai World Cup. Read More...

Dubai Gold Cup Press Conference

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Comments from the Jockey Christophe Soumillon and Trainer Alain De Royer-Dupré after Vazirabad's victory in the 2017 Dubai Gold Cup Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Second Summer takes Godolphin Mile; Sharp Azteca finishes third

DRF | 18 hours ago
Second Summer stormed up the inside of the muddy Meydan track to give trainer Doug Watson his second straight win in the Group 2, $1 million Godolphin Mile. Read More...

Godolphin Mile Press Conference

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
Comments from trainer Doug Watson after Second Summer's victory in the Godolphin Mile Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Second Summer catches Sharp Azteca in Godolphin Mile

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
In the final strides of the 1,600-meter test, Jorge Navarro's mood turn a turn for the worse as grade 2 winner Second Summer surged through on the inside to win by a neck while Sharp Azteca faded to third. Read More...

King: Gulfstream Park pick four for Saturday, March 25

DRF | 1 day ago
With a ho-hum first half of the card Saturday at Gulfstream, the most appealing wager of the day is the late pick four, particularly since I have a 4-1 price horse to single in the featured Skip Away Stakes in Fear the Cowboy. Read More...

Harness: Bee A Magician retired after injury

DRF | 1 day ago
It was reported by Standardbred Canada on Friday that Bee A Magician, who earned the most money ever for a Canadian-sired Standardbred mare, has been retired after suffering an injury during training. Read More...