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Tioga Downs: Hititoutofthepark remains in fine form with Tompkins win

DRF | 46 mins ago
Hititoutofthepark won for the third straight time and picked up his third stakes victory of the season with a 1:55 2/5 decision in the second of two Arthur Tompkins divisions for 3-year-old colt trotters on Friday evening at Tioga Downs. The winner of the other colt event was 39-1 shot Dominion Beach, while Goosebump Hanover and Celebrity Eventsy won companion splits for sophomore trotting fillies. Read More...

Incorrect posted finish results in multiple superfecta payouts

DRF | 49 mins ago
The New York Racing Association stewards posted an incorrect fourth-place finisher in the eighth race at Belmont Park on Friday. Read More...

Rampellini: How I’ll play Lone Star for Sunday, July 3

DRF | 3 hours ago
DRF handicapper Mary Rampellini outlines her strategy for a pick four on Sunday's program at Lone Star Park. Read More...

Melmich delivers as Dominion Day favorite

DRF | 4 hours ago
The favored Melmich rallied four-wide from a trailing fifth to capture the Grade 3, $156,000 Dominion Day Stakes on Canada Day holiday Friday at Woodbine Read More...

Michigan simulcast purse pool money will stay with each track’s horsemen

DRF | 6 hours ago
Gov. Rick Snyder signed two bills into law Friday that update Michigan’s horse racing law to include site-specific simulcast purse distribution, among other changes. Read More...

Mohawk: Monday 7/4 Analysis

DRF | 6 hours ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 7/4 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Quarantine lifted at Ruidoso Downs

DRF | 6 hours ago
The quarantine of a Ruidoso Downs barn that had housed a Quarter Horse who tested positive for the equine herpesvirus has been lifted, according to the New Mexico Livestock Board. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 7/4 Analysis

DRF | 6 hours ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Monday 7/4 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Texas Hall of Fame will induct five new members

DRF | 6 hours ago
The Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame has announced the names of the five individuals to be inducted during a gala Oct. 29 at Retama Park near San Antonio. The new class is comprised of First Down Dash, Hugh Fitzsimons, Dr. Nat Kieffer, John T. L. Jones, and Jay Pumphrey. Read More...

Jockey Santana begins reduced suspension Sunday

DRF | 6 hours ago
Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr., who was suspended a total of 21 days for five different riding infractions this past meet at Oaklawn Park, has had the suspension reduced to 15 days in an agreement with the Arkansas Racing Commission. Read More...

New Mexico adopts stricter penalties for horses testing positive for banned substances

DRF | 7 hours ago
The New Mexico Racing Commission has adopted an emergency rule that suspends horses from competition for a minimum of 60 days if they test positive for substances in five different categories. The rule went into effect late Wednesday, executive director Izzy Trejo said. Read More...

Little Mike almost ready for 9-year-old debut

DRF | 7 hours ago
Little Mike worked four furlongs in 49.60 over the main track at Palm Meadows on Friday with jockey Elvis Trujillo aboard as he gets ever closer to launching his comeback. Read More...

Vessels Maturity will run without its fastest qualifier

DRF | 7 hours ago
Forget It, the winner of three derbys at Los Alamitos in 2015, is among a field of nine in Sunday’s $152,000 Vessels Maturity for older Quarter Horses at Los Alamitos. The race has a tremendous void following the death of the champion Moonist on June 21. Moonist was the fastest qualifier from the June 12 trials, and died from complications of exploratory surgery. Read More...

Lady Serena looks for black type in Barely Even Stakes

DRF | 7 hours ago
The quest to get some black type for the well-bred Lady Serena returns to Gulfstream Park on Sunday when she faces seven rivals in the $75,000 Barely Even Stakes for fillies and mares going a mile on the main track. Read More...

Hawthorne Harness: Sunday 7/3 Analysis

DRF | 7 hours ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Sunday 7/3 card at Hawthorne Racecourse. Read More...

Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud a virtual sprint for Vazirabad

DRF | 8 hours ago
Vazirabad has been the dominant stayer in France and Dubai in the last year, winning seven consecutive group stakes at distances ranging from 1 11/16 miles to two miles. Sunday, Vazirabad will start in his shortest race in more than a year in the $445,480 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud. Read More...

Barretts preview to include three- to five-furlong works

DRF | 8 hours ago
Barretts Sales will conduct a training preview on July 22 for the unraced 2-year-olds that will be offered at the paddock sale at Del Mar on July 23. The 2-year-olds will work from three furlongs to five furlongs after the completion of normal training hours at Del Mar on July 22. Read More...

With no turf racing, fields are shrinking

DRF | 8 hours ago
Since turf racing ceased here on June 19, field size has fallen sharply. For the five racing days from June 23 through Thursday, fields averaged 6.71 runners. For the entire spring-summer meeting, which began on May 5, fields have averaged 7.44 runners. Read More...

Baffert thinking Travers for Arrogate

DRF | 8 hours ago
Arrogate, the winner of an allowance race at Santa Anita on June 24, is a long-term candidate for the $1.25 million Travers Stakes for 3-year-olds at Saratoga on Aug. 27. Where the highly promising colt has a prep race remains to be seen. Read More...

Hot City Girl back from vacation for Dancin Renee

DRF | 9 hours ago
On Sunday, Hot City Girl will make her return to the races at Belmont Park as the favorite in the $100,000 Dancin Renee, a six-furlong sprint for New York-bred fillies and mares. Read More...

Robertson runners prominent in two turf stakes for Minnesota-breds

DRF | 9 hours ago
Trainer Mac Robertson generally is formidable at Canterbury Park, and in particular he holds a strong hand in both of Sunday's 1 1/16-mile turf stakes for Minnesota-breds. Read More...

Giant Gizmo rocketing up the charts

DRF | 9 hours ago
Giant Gizmo has arguably the fastest-growing résumé among Canada's stallion ranks, and could give it another high point on Sunday if morning-line favorite Amis Gizmo runs up to expectations in the Queen's Plate. Read More...

Jockey Araujo turns shaky arrival into success

DRF | 10 hours ago
When jockey Denis Araujo arrived at Hastings this spring he was shocked to learn the agent who arranged for him to come to Vancouver from Uruguay had dropped him. “I didn't know anybody in Vancouver and my agent, Wayne Snow, told me he couldn't take me because he already had two riders,” Araujo said. “I didn't know what was going on.” Read More...

Rinse and Repeat appears to be fastest in Everett Nevin Stakes

DRF | 10 hours ago
A field of eight California-bred 2-year-olds should provide an interesting betting race in Sunday's Everett Nevin Stakes at Oak Tree at Pleasanton, and, since none of the horses has raced more than once, there's no telling what potential stars are in the field. Read More...

Wake Forest tops Brown trio in United Nations

DRF | 10 hours ago
Chad Brown has entered three runners in Sunday's 1 3/8-mile United Nations, all of whom could have a say in the outcome, including Wake Forest, who is the likely U.N. favorite. Read More...

Bergman: Ben Franklin is a race for the ages

DRF | 10 hours ago
Through more than 40 years of my life following as a fan and covering this sport, it’s impossible to find another spectacle equal to this year’s $500,000 Ben Franklin on Saturday night. Read More...

Queen’s Plate pedigree analysis: Amis Gizmo

DRF | 11 hours ago
Queen's Plate favorite Amis Gizmo, who has won five of six career starts, is looking to land a major victory this weekend for young stallion Giant Gizmo. Read More...

Northfield: Homicide Hunter has found his comfort zone for Cleveland Classic

DRF | 11 hours ago
Plunking down a large sum of money to purchase a horse doesn’t necessarily guarantee a return on investment. In the case of Homicide Hunter, one of eight starters in Saturday’s $180,000 Cleveland Trotting Classic at Northfield Park, it has been slow going in terms of earning thus far in 2016. Read More...

Conquest Enforcer skips Queen’s Plate in favor of Charlie Barley

DRF | 11 hours ago
The highly regarded Conquest Enforcer bypassed the Queen's Plate with the notion that he's an exceptional turf miler, and will get to strut his stuff against a solid group of 3-year-olds in Sunday's $100,000 Charlie Barley Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Resurgent Lexie Lou returns for Dance Smartly

DRF | 11 hours ago
Just when it looked like 2014 Canadian Horse of the Year Lexie Lou was past her prime, she jumped up and won the Grade 2 Nassau at 12-1. Following a foray to New York, she's back in action at Woodbine on Sunday in the $200,000 Dance Smartly Stakes on the Queen's Plate undercard. Read More...

Lady Shipman will take on the boys in Highlander Stakes

DRF | 11 hours ago
The brilliant turf sprinter Lady Shipman will take on four geldings and two colts Sunday at Woodbine in the Grade 2 $200,000 Highlander Stakes. Read More...

Amis Gizmo, Gamble’s Ghost give Dalos two good shots in Queen’s Plate

DRF | 11 hours ago
Ivan Dalos has two strong contenders in search of his first Queen's Plate victory on Sunday. Dalos and trainer Josie Carroll will send out morning-line favorite and Plate Trial Stakes winner Amis Gizmo, and Woodbine Oaks runner-up Gamble's Ghost. Read More...

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore

DRF | 12 hours ago
BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore Read More...

Attfield seeks to continue Singspiel dominance with Danish Dynaformer

DRF | 12 hours ago
Maybe someday Woodbine will rename the Grade 3 Singspiel Stakes after Roger Attfield since the Hall of Fame trainer has won six of the 11 runnings of the 12-furlong turf marathon. Read More...

Old Friends named beneficiary of Breeders’ Cup, with commemorative Zenyatta Maker’s Mark bottle offered to fans

DRF | 12 hours ago
Continuing its collaboration to raise funds for important causes, the Breeders’ Cup and Maker's Mark announced that Old Friends Farm, home to some of the most popular retired Thoroughbred racehorses, has been named the official charity beneficiary of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships and will be offering a limited edition, commemorative Zenyatta bottle of Maker's Mark. Read More...

Family Tree gets better of Ready to Confess in Iowa Oaks

DRF | 14 hours ago
Family Tree did Thursday night at Prairie Meadows in the Grade 3, $200,000 Iowa Oaks what she could not do May 28 in a Churchill Downs allowance race, namely hold off Ready to Confess and win a horse race. Read More...

Giwner: Seeking fair value in the Sun Stakes Finals at Pocono

DRF | 1 day ago
One of the issues plaguing harness racing right now is deceiving morning line odds. Often enough tracks put forth lines that simply don’t represent the value you are likely to receive come post time. With that in mind, let’s take a look at Saturday’s Sun Stakes Finals at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono to provide a clearer picture as to who will be the favorites, the fringe players and the longshots. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for June 23 – June 26

DRF | 1 day ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Hawthorne, Meadowlands, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Breeder Campbell floods the Lansing Stakes field

DRF | 1 day ago
Lisa Campbell can’t lose on Saturday in the $20,000 Lansing Stakes. The Grass Lake, Mich., resident owns probable favorite Couldnt Wait, but more importantly, Campbell is the breeder of record for all five horses in the six-furlong race for Michigan-bred, 3-year-old colts and geldings at Hazel Park. Read More...

Meadowlands: Saturday 7/2 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Saturday 7/2 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Pocono: Racing Hill earning attention for Hempt Final

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Tony Alagna thought Racing Hill came into this year flying under the radar, but the colt is getting his share of attention now following a second-place finish in the North America Cup and a win in his Max C. Hempt Memorial elimination last weekend at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 7/2 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Saturday 7/2 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Mohawk: Saturday 7/2 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Saturday 7/2 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Awesome Banner short price in Carry Back

DRF | 1 day ago
Awesome Banner figures to go postward one of the shortest-priced favorites on Saturday's $1.125 million Summit of Speed program when he faces six other 3-year-olds in the Grade 3 Carry Back at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

That’s Lucky For You seeks third straight in Sires’ Cup Futurity

DRF | 1 day ago
Retama Park near San Antonio puts on the $112,000 Sires’ Cup Futurity for Quarter Horses on Saturday night. That’s Lucky For You will be seeking her third straight win when she starts from the rail in the 350-yard race. Read More...

Hawthorne Harness: Saturday 7/2 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Saturday 7/2 card at Hawthorne Harness. Read More...

Marfilous tops five fillies challenging colts in Firecracker Futurity

DRF | 1 day ago
It’s boys versus girls Saturday night in the Grade 2, $271,950 Firecracker Futurity at Delta Downs. The field of Quarter Horses is equally split between fillies and colts, with Marfilous leading the charge of five females in the 10-horse race and the male contingent topped by Sizzlin Stewart. Read More...

High Legend tops Regret Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
The state’s defending 2-year-old filly of the year, High Legend will face her first stakes test as a sophomore on Friday in the $20,000 Regret Stakes at Hazel Park. Read More...

Mobile Bay, The Pickett Factor resume rivalry in Louisiana Legends Classic

DRF | 1 day ago
Mobile Bay and The Pickett Factor rose to the top of their Louisiana-bred crop last year at 3, with Mobile Bay winning the Grade 2 Super Derby and The Pickett Factor taking the Louisiana Champions Day Classic. The horses were frequent rivals, but have yet to meet at 4. That will change on Saturday night, when Mobile Bay and The Pickett Factor clash in the $125,000 Louisiana Legends Classic at Evangeline Downs. Read More...

Cettina rides credit builder to BCBC spot

DRF | 1 day ago
On Sunday, Roger Cettina got his season back on track with a qualification for the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge – the world's most important live-bankroll contest – on the DRF Tournaments website. Cettina funded his entry with money he won in a credit builder on DRF Tournaments. Read More...