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Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from January 21 – January 23

DRF | 14 hours ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Mohawk, Dover and others. Read More...

Comebackers would benefit from surface switch in feature

DRF | 15 hours ago
Sonneteer might be the first name you recognize in the featured ninth race Thursday at Fair Grounds, but that doesn't mean he's the horse you want to play. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 1/28 Analysis

DRF | 15 hours ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Tuesday 1/28 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Arizona Commission blocks Stronach Group from selling simulcast signals to outlets in the state

DRF | 15 hours ago
The Arizona Racing Commission has rescinded its permission to allow the simulcasting arm of The Stronach Group to sell signals to state betting outlets, citing a law passed last year. Read More...

Hail to the Chief a different sort for Ward

DRF | 15 hours ago
Trainer Wesley Ward is best known for having fast, precocious, win-early 2-year-olds who aren't often seen stretching out at age 3. In Hail to the Chief, Ward has a not-so-fast, late-developing juvenile colt who indicates that he wants to run long. Read More...

Ghost Fighter one of the principals in intruiging maiden contest

DRF | 16 hours ago
The most interesting race on Thursday's eight-race Aqueduct card is a six-furlong maiden race for 3-year-olds that goes as the fifth. Read More...

Sir Winston rerouted to Friday allowance

DRF | 16 hours ago
Trainer Mark Casse has laid out a new plan for Sir Winston he hopes can get the 2019 Belmont Stakes winner to Dubai in March. Read More...

Brown tries to break out of rare cold spell with three starters

DRF | 16 hours ago
For most anyone else, it wouldn't be worth a second glance. But since Chad Brown sent out a pair of winners, Rakeez and Chiclet's Dream, on the Jan. 17 card, his stable has been on a rare cold streak, with all 12 of his Gulfstream starters since then having been defeated. Read More...

Hay Dakota sets course record

DRF | 16 hours ago
Hay Dakota not only won Sunday's allowance feature, he set a new course record in the process, rallying through a narrow opening nearing mid-stretch to register a three-quarter-length victory over Sombeyay. Read More...

With Math Wizard not invited to Saudi Cup, Joseph making alternative plans

DRF | 16 hours ago
Faced with the ever growing reality that Math Wizard is not likely to receive an invitation to the $20 million Saudi Cup, a somewhat disgruntled trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. is looking at alternative plans for his Grade 1 winner that could now include a trip to Oaklawn for the Grade 3 Razorback Handicap on Feb. 17. Read More...

Romans pleased by Mr Freeze’s Pegasus performance

DRF | 17 hours ago
Everybody would prefer to win, but Dale Romans was very happy with the way Mr Freeze ran when second in the Pegasus World Cup last Saturday. Read More...

Encoder, Royal Act slated for surface switch in Robert Lewis Stakes

DRF | 17 hours ago
Encoder and Royal Act, first and fifth in the Eddie Logan Stakes for 2-year-olds at a mile on turf on Dec. 29, are scheduled to have their first start on dirt in Saturday's Grade 3 Robert Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita. Read More...

Itsinthepost injured and retired

DRF | 17 hours ago
Itsinthepost, a millionaire who won eight graded stakes in the last three years, has been retired after sustaining an injury over the weekend. Read More...

Tiz the Law, Caracaro likely favorites in Holy Bull

DRF | 17 hours ago
The two probable favorites for the Holy Bull Stakes were sent through their final pre-race drills last weekend when preparing for what shapes up as an interesting stepping-stone on the Kentucky Derby trail Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Cedillo’s hard work has made him one of the circuit’s most successful riders

DRF | 17 hours ago
Most days, Abel Cedillo can be found at Santa Anita during training hours, with a morning or two spent each week at the San Luis Rey Downs training center in San Diego county. The work ethic has translated into a position near the top of the jockey standings for a rider who relocated from Northern California last summer. Read More...

Options for Independence Hall: Stay home for Sam Davis or travel for Risen Star

DRF | 18 hours ago
A decision was pending early this week as to whether Independence Hall will make his next start in the Feb. 8 Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay Downs, where the colt has been training for several weeks, or in the Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds in New Orleans a week later. Read More...

Big money winter races put older horses on display

DRF | 18 hours ago
Before the international calendar became saturated with multimillion-dollar stakes for older horses, the handicap division was not typically a hot topic in the month of January. It changed when winter-spring became the new summer-fall. The richest races now are the earliest – the $3 million Pegasus in January at Gulfstream Park, inaugural $20 million Saudi Cup in February in Saudi Arabia, and $12 million Dubai World Cup in March. Read More...

Seven witnesses to testify Tuesday in congressional hearing on federal oversight

DRF | 18 hours ago
Seven witnesses are scheduled to testify on Tuesday morning at a congressional hearing in Washington D.C. to discuss legislation that would create a federal framework for regulation of horseracing, including several individuals who represent organizations that strongly support the bill. Read More...

Golden Sixty takes Hong Kong Classic Mile

DRF | 19 hours ago
Golden Sixty extended his winning streak to five races with a victory in Monday’s $1.29 million Hong Kong Classic Mile for 4-year-olds at Sha Tin Racecourse, the first leg of the Hong Kong Triple Crown. Read More...

Buffalo: 2020 live racing season begins Wednesday

DRF | 20 hours ago
Buffalo Raceway will open the 2020 season on Wednesday night (Jan. 29) with a 13-race program that gets underway at 5 p.m. Read More...

Harness: Life’s a beach for trainer Brett Pelling

DRF | 20 hours ago
Following a 12-year absence from the North American training scene, trainer Brett Pelling needed some time to regain his footing. The one-time Meadowlands leading conditioner returned with a self-confidence that was not initially met by others. The first few years saw Pelling race many of his own horses as he regained footing on the continent. Read More...

Dot Matrix holds off late-running foes in Connally Turf Cup

DRF | 1 day ago
Dot Matrix won the most significant race of his career Sunday, when the Brad Cox trainee held off a charging pair of Mike Maker trainees for a three-quarter-length victory in the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup at Sam Houston. Read More...

Storm the Court, Gift Box among notable names on Sunday work tab

DRF | 1 day ago
Storm the Court, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita in November, worked five furlongs in 1:00.60 at Santa Anita on Sunday, his first workout since he was named the champion 2-year-old male of 2019 in a ceremony in Florida last Thursday. Read More...

Miller considering Dubai trip for Texas Wedge, Captain Scotty

DRF | 1 day ago
Nationwide, trainer Peter Miller won stakes with sprinters on Saturday – the $150,000 World of Trouble Turf Sprint with Texas Wedge at Gulfstream Park and the Grade 2 Palos Verdes Stakes with Captain Scotty at Santa Anita. Read More...

Lady Apple edges Serengeti Empress in Houston Ladies Classic

DRF | 1 day ago
Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. long has praised Lady Apple’s competitive nature and she showed it once again Sunday when she battled along the rail to win the Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic by a half-length over odds-on favorite Serengeti Empress. Read More...

Rowdy Yates cruises to victory in Riley Allison Derby

DRF | 1 day ago
Rowdy Yates won the fourth stakes race of his career Sunday when he darted home by 3 1/2 lengths over Competitive Idea in the $100,000 Riley Allison Derby at Sunland Park. The race was the first of two local preps for the Grade 3, $700,000 Sunland Derby. Read More...

Lil Milo captures stakes debut in Clocker’s Corner

DRF | 1 day ago
A small amount of coaxing was all Lil Milo needed to record his first stakes win in Sunday’s $89,200 Clocker’s Corner Stakes at 5 1/2 furlongs on turf at Santa Anita on Sunday. Read More...

Cruise and Danze puts away Panthera Onca to win Ruthless

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Jeremiah O'Dwyer continued a productive run at Aqueduct as he saddled Cruise and Danze to a 2 1/4-length victory in Sunday's $100,000 Ruthless Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

Zulu Alpha’s Pegasus Turf win especially gratifying for Maker

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Mike Maker certainly wasn’t resting on his laurels after sending Zulu Alpha out to upset the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational here Saturday. Read More...

Zulu Alpha’s Pegasus Turf win especially gratifying for Maker

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Mike Maker certainly wasn’t resting on his laurels after sending Zulu Alpha out to upset the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational here Saturday. Read More...

Saudi Cup likely next for Mucho Gusto

DRF | 2 days ago
Before Saturday’s Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park, Mucho Gusto had won four Grade 3 races since November 2018 and finished second or third in three Grade 1 races in 10 starts at 2 and 3. Read More...

Saudi Cup likely next for Mucho Gusto

DRF | 2 days ago
Before Saturday’s Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park, Mucho Gusto had won four Grade 3 races since November 2018 and finished second or third in three Grade 1 races in 10 starts at 2 and 3. Read More...

Tapit continues to grow reputation as sire of sires

DRF | 2 days ago
Perennial leading sire Tapit continues his emergence as a sire of sires, as, for the second year in a row, one of his sons was represented by an Eclipse Award champion. Read More...

Tapit continues to grow reputation as sire of sires

DRF | 2 days ago
Perennial leading sire Tapit continues his emergence as a sire of sires, as, for the second year in a row, one of his sons was represented by an Eclipse Award champion. Read More...

Runhappy links abound on a marquee weekend at Gulfstream

DRF | 2 days ago
The name of champion sprinter and 2020 freshman sire Runhappy was inescapable last week at Gulfstream Park, as owner Jim McIngvale continued his robust marketing campaign for his stable star. Read More...

Runhappy links abound on a marquee weekend at Gulfstream

DRF | 2 days ago
The name of champion sprinter and 2020 freshman sire Runhappy was inescapable last week at Gulfstream Park, as owner Jim McIngvale continued his robust marketing campaign for his stable star. Read More...

Pegasus winner Mucho Gusto has family ties to Stronach’s Adena Springs

DRF | 2 days ago
Primal Force was a foundation broodmare for Frank Stronach's Adena Springs operation, producing two Grade 1 winners who went on to be prominent sires for the farm in Awesome Again and Macho Uno. Read More...

Pegasus winner Mucho Gusto has family ties to Stronach’s Adena Springs

DRF | 2 days ago
Primal Force was a foundation broodmare for Frank Stronach's Adena Springs operation, producing two Grade 1 winners who went on to be prominent sires for the farm in Awesome Again and Macho Uno. Read More...

Harness: Face Time Bourbon best in Grand Prix d’Amerique

DRF | 2 days ago
Face Time Bourbon followed cover, found racing room to the inside in the lane, and rallied by to capture today's Grand Prix d'Amerique at Vincennes Racecourse in Paris. Read More...

Harness: Face Time Bourbon best in Grand Prix d’Amerique

DRF | 2 days ago
Face Time Bourbon followed cover, found racing room to the inside in the lane, and rallied by to capture today's Grand Prix d'Amerique at Vincennes Racecourse in Paris. Read More...