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Meadowlands: Thursday 1/29 Analysis

DRF | 5 hours ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Thursday 1/29 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 1/29 analysis

DRF | 5 hours ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 1/29 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 1/29 Analysis

DRF | 5 hours ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Thursday 1/29 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Fort Larned sires first foal in Kentucky

DRF | 5 hours ago
Fort Larned, winner of the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic, sired his first foal Jan. 26 when the Awesome Again mare Belvedera produced a bay colt at Calloway Stables in Murray, Ky. Read More...

Handle rises at Fair Grounds meet

DRF | 5 hours ago
After a year-over-year dip in November, all-sources average daily handle at Fair Grounds rebounded nicely in December and as of Jan. 1 was up 5 percent compared with a similar period in 2013. Read More...

Sabercat to stand at Averett Farm in Louisiana

DRF | 6 hours ago
Grade 3 winner Sabercat has been retired from racing and will debut at stud in 2015 at Averett Farm in Loranger, La., for an advertised fee of $3,500. Read More...

Jones finds his barn loaded with stakes runners

DRF | 6 hours ago
It was quite the five-day run for trainer Larry Jones. At Fair Grounds last Thursday, Jones gained a starter for the Risen Star Stakes in Bluff. On Saturday at Sam Houston, he won two stakes, the $400,000 Ladies Classic with Cassatt, and the $50,000 Allen’s Landing with the 3-year-old Exodus. Read More...

Jockey Chapa charged with felony over alleged buzzer use

DRF | 6 hours ago
Roman Chapa, the Texas-based jockey who was banned by the Texas Racing Commission on Jan. 19 for allegedly using an electrical device on a horse at Sam Houston Race Park two days earlier, has been charged with a felony by a county district attorney, Texas law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Florida select 2-year-old sale catalog now online

DRF | 6 hours ago
The catalog for the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale of selected 2-year-olds in training is now online, featuring 175 entries. Read More...

Barretts January mixed sale closes on even footing

DRF | 6 hours ago
The Barretts January mixed sale finished on Monday with returns on-par with last year’s renewal. Read More...

Shook Up does everything but win

DRF | 7 hours ago
There’s no question Steve Asmussen loves winning horse races. And he would have loved for the 3-year-old filly Shook Up to have won her first start against winners in an entry-level allowance race Monday at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Harold Snyder dies; founded International Sound Corporation

DRF | 8 hours ago
Harold Snyder, the founder of International Sound Corporation, died on Monday at age 91 at his home in Baltimore. Read More...

NHC winner O’Neil basks in the spirit of competition

DRF | 9 hours ago
John O’Neil, a small-business owner from Huntington Station, N.Y., became the 16th winner of the National Handicapping Championship on Sunday night at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. He got a check for $800,000 for his efforts. Read More...

Five register fastest time at OBS winter mixed breeze show

DRF | 10 hours ago
A quintet of entries turned in the fastest time for three furlongs during the horses of racing age under-tack show prior to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. winter mixed sale, stopping the clock in :33 2/5 seconds. Read More...

Winter storm forces Aqueduct to cancel Wednesday racing

DRF | 10 hours ago
A winter storm that brought between 8 and 14 inches of snow to the New York metropolitan area before ending late Tuesday morning forced New York Racing Association officials to cancel Wednesday’s card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Giwner: Pompano Park making a comeback

DRF | 10 hours ago
While it is far from the “Winter Capital of Harness Racing” moniker it held in its heyday, Pompano Park is making clear strides during its 2014-15 season. This is America and everyone loves a good comeback. Read More...

Fort Erie slated for 40-day meet in 2015

DRF | 11 hours ago
Fort Erie Race Track has announced a 40-day race meet for 2015, which is a two-week extension of the 2014 season. Read More...

Northwest Farms owner Jerre Paxton dies at age 76

DRF | 11 hours ago
Jerre Paxton, a titan in the Pacific Northwest breeding industry and charter member of the Washington Racing Hall of Fame, died Sunday evening at his Seattle home. Read More...

Harness: Social Media experiment exceeded expectations according to USTA

DRF | 1 day ago
Among the more positive news for harness racing as it moves into 2015 are the year-end results of the cross-industry social media marketing initiative sponsored primarily by the U.S. Trotting Association in partnership with 13 tracks and other key partners, including the Hambletonian Society and the Harness Racing Hall of Fame and Museum, the Grand Circuit and social media consultancy, Converseon. Read More...

Harness: Track cancellations for Monday, Tuesday

DRF | 1 day ago
Due to a potent winter storm which is predicted to dump upwards of two feet of snow in the New York Tri-State area, multiple tracks have cancelled live racing. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 1/28 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 1 day ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 1/28 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

NHC: Texas man gets boost from tablemates

DRF | 1 day ago
The single most cited reason why horseplayers love handicapping contests is the camaraderie. Lifelong friendships are made in the contest room. But having friends in the contest doesn't just mean you'll have more fun - it can also help you win. Read More...

Shadow Rock will cut back to five furlongs for turf feature

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Scooter Dickey, perhaps best known for his work with Flat Out several years ago, will send out Shadow Rock in the 10th race, the only allowance on an 11-race card that starts at 12:30 p.m. Eastern. Read More...

Winning Image purchased by Calumet

DRF | 1 day ago
Winning Image, an 8-year-old daughter of Southern Image who won 14 of 34 starts and $750,237 while racing primarily on the Mid-Atlantic circuit, was purchased for $100,000 by Calumet Farm on Jan. 13 at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale. Read More...

Laurel begins Sunday racing

DRF | 1 day ago
Laurel Park will race four days this week as it adds Sundays to its schedule. Read More...

Frank Whiteley Jr. redraw attacts Majestic Affair

DRF | 1 day ago
The Frank Whiteley Jr. and Marshua, $100,000 stakes for 3-year-olds at Laurel Park, have been rescheduled for Thursday. They were supposed to have been run last Saturday, but the card was canceled due to uneven track conditions following a week of freeze and thaw conditions. Read More...

2015 OBS Winter Mixed Sale live video

DRF | 1 day ago
Live video of the 2015 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. Read More...

Barretts selected 2-year-old sale catalog now online

DRF | 1 day ago
The catalog for the 2015 Barretts sale of selected 2-year-olds in training is now available online, featuring a group of 116 offerings. Read More...

OBS winter mixed sale offers wide variety for buyers

DRF | 1 day ago
The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. winter mixed sale has evolved over the past few years, and buyers have responded positively to the changes. In 2012, the auction company added a horses-of-racing-age portion to its January sale, taking advantage of the adjacent Ocala Training Center and the popularity of its sales of 2-year-olds in training. The sale expanded quickly with the introduction of the new market segment, and OBS further bolstered it last year by moving its annual Day of Champions races from March to January. Read More...

New York completes Asmussen investigation

DRF | 1 day ago
The New York Gaming Commission has completed an investigation into allegations made by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals against the trainer Steve Asmussen, officials of the commission said on Monday, with a report on the probe expected soon. Read More...

Castellano receives key to the city

DRF | 1 day ago
Two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Javier Castellano will receive a key to the city Wednesday night during a ceremony at the city hall in Hallandale Beach. Read More...

Frammento to get another shot in Fountain of Youth

DRF | 1 day ago
Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito said he plans to run Frammento back in the Fountain of Youth even after the colt was well beaten in the Holy Bull. Frammento finished sixth at 21-1 when nearly 19 lengths behind Upstart. Read More...

Stewards’ early call Sunday proves correct

DRF | 1 day ago
A decision by the Gulfstream stewards early on the Sunday card ultimately proved a wise one. Read More...

Leave the Light On works five furlongs

DRF | 1 day ago
Several of the area’s top 3-year-old prospects skipped the Holy Bull to await the Fountain of Youth, among them Remsen Stakes winner Leave the Light On, who worked five furlongs in 1:00.80 Sunday at Palm Meadows for trainer Chad Brown. Read More...

Double Ours set to fire in featured optional claimer

DRF | 1 day ago
Double Ours could be poised to fire a peak race Thursday, when he takes on the comebacking stakes winners Den’s Legacy and Rivers Run Deep in the eighth race at Oaklawn Park. The second-level allowance at six furlongs has a claiming option of $40,000. Others making up the 10-horse field include Walt and Condo Closing, both of whom placed in Oaklawn stakes last year at 3, and Power World, who has been racing at Aqueduct. Read More...

Isabelle returns off extended layoff in featured allowance

DRF | 1 day ago
Thursday’s $69,000 second-level allowance sprint at Aqueduct for fillies and mares isn’t restricted to New York-breds. It just looks that way. Read More...

Litfin: Aqueduct horses to watch for week of Jan. 26

DRF | 1 day ago
Dave Litfin's horses to watch at Aqueduct for the week of Jan. 26. Read More...

Mother Nature could derail Wavell Avenue’s attempt to win fourth straight

DRF | 1 day ago
In the unlikely event there is live racing at Aqueduct Wednesday, Wavell Avenue will seek her fourth consecutive victory when she tops a field of six entered in a $69,000 second-level allowance race for fillies and mares going a mile over the inner track. Read More...

Untapable has first work of 4-year-old season

DRF | 1 day ago
Untapable, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2014 who is expected to be one of the leading older female dirt-route horses in the country this season, had the first timed workout of her 4-year-old season, going an easy half-mile Monday morning at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Upstart comes out of Holy Bull victory in ‘terrific’ condition

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Rick Violette couldn’t have been more upbeat when asked how Upstart had bounced back from his terrific, 5 1/2-length victory over Frosted and seven other overmatched rivals in Saturday’s Grade 2 Holy Bull Stakes. Read More...

More scratches loom on Thursday card

DRF | 1 day ago
If there is racing at Aqueduct on Thursday, nearly one-fifth of the entrants will have to be scratched after the racing office misinterpreted a new rule instituted by management. Read More...

Nesso easily handles rivals in comeback race

DRF | 1 day ago
Saturday’s trifecta of stakes were certainly the main attractions of the day at Tampa Bay Downs, but earlier in the 11-race program, stakes winner Nesso made her 2015 debut a spectacular one. Read More...

Brad Free’s horses to watch for Jan. 26

DRF | 1 day ago
Brad Free’s horses to watch for Jan. 26. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Jan. 19 – Jan. 21

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

Woodbine Harness: Horses to watch from Jan. 19 – Jan. 22

DRF | 1 day ago
Horses to watch from Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from Jan. 20 – Jan. 22

DRF | 1 day ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Trip Notes for January 24: Holy Bull, Hutcheson, Forward Gal…

DRF | 1 day ago
Trip Notes by Michael Hammersly for stakes races on January 24, 2015. Read More...

O’Neil becomes oldest winner of National Handicapping Championship

DRF | 2 days ago
John O’Neil won $800,000 at the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship in a field that included 606 entries. Read More...

Pure Tactics confirms fondness for hillside in Clocker’s Corner

DRF | 2 days ago
Sunday, Pure Tactics won his third stakes in the last year, and second on the hillside course, in the $79,800 Clocker’s Corner Stakes. Read More...

Perfect Style cruises in El Paso Times Handicap

DRF | 2 days ago
Perfect Style was always prominent for a 4 3/4-length win over Untraveled in the $50,000 El Paso Times Handicap at Sunland Park on Sunday. Read More...