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Decision coming soon on Forever Unbridled’s future

DRF | 9 mins ago
Forever Unbridled is likely to be feted this week with an Eclipse Award as champion older female of 2017, but even as that takes place the course of her career is uncertain. Read More...

Three players win seats at World Championship of Handicapping

DRF | 9 mins ago
Brent Sumja was at it again on DRF Tournaments over the weekend, netting his second seat in as many weeks to the World Championship of Handicapping. Read More...

Gisser: Why can’t we get it right the first time?

DRF | 13 mins ago
The Woodbine Entertainment Group’s Clay Horner and The Meadowlands’ Jeff Gural agreed on an integrity policy recently that they were sure everybody would love. But barely anybody did. Read More...

Classy Act shows stamina to go with her speed

DRF | 15 mins ago
When trainer Bret Calhoun saw the half-mile fraction in the second race last Friday at Fair Grounds pop up, 46.35 seconds, he figured his pacesetting trainee Classy Act would run out of gas. Instead, Classy Act probably ran her way into the Rachel Alexandra Stakes on Feb. 17 at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Retirement Fund throws his hat into ring for Asmussen

DRF | 19 mins ago
Steve Asmussen's 3-year-old arsenal expanded Saturday when Retirement Fund won a Fair Grounds first-level allowance race over one mile and 70 yards by two lengths. Retirement Fund now has two wins from two starts, having captured a Fair Grounds maiden race at the same distance by more than seven lengths Dec. 22. Read More...

Gun Runner at center stage for Eclipse Awards

DRF | 19 mins ago
Gun Runner will have a number of rivals when he ends his racing career Saturday in the Pegasus World Cup, but he has no challengers when it comes to Horse of the Year for 2017. Read More...

Maryland jockey Toledo released from hospital

DRF | 35 mins ago
Jockey Jevian Toledo was released from the University of Maryland Medical Center’s shock/trauma unit Sunday night after being injured in a Laurel Park training accident that morning. Read More...

Trip Notes for January 20: Las Cienegas

DRF | 42 mins ago
Trip notes for stakes races on Saturday, January 20 by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

Sparkman: Coniah adds to legacy of Serena’s Song

DRF | 2 hours ago
Harlington's daughter Coniah won Saturday’s Grade 3 Las Cienegas Stakes at Santa Anita, and is only his seventh stakes winner. A son of Serena's Song, Harlington now stands in Saudi Arabia. Read More...

Hennessy Express makes Enchantress first stakes win

DRF | 16 hours ago
Hennessy Express became a stakes winner Sunday when she rolled to an 8 1/4-length win over McGoldie in the $85,000 Enchantress at Sunland Park. Read More...

Hennessy Express makes Enchantress first stakes win

DRF | 16 hours ago
Hennessy Express became a stakes winner Sunday when she rolled to an 8 1/4-length win over McGoldie in the $85,000 Enchantress at Sunland Park. Read More...

Hennessy Express makes Enchantress first stakes win

DRF | 16 hours ago
Hennessy Express became a stakes winner Sunday when she rolled to an 8 1/4-length win over McGoldie in the $85,000 Enchantress at Sunland Park. Read More...

Gorgeous Ginny likes the grass in Jeff and Jack Coady Sr.

DRF | 17 hours ago
Gorgeous Ginny ($2.20), the overwhelming favorite despite racing on grass for the first time, had no trouble with the footing and proved best in Sunday’s Jeff and Jack Coady Sr. at Turf Paradise. Read More...

Gorgeous Ginny likes the grass in Jeff and Jack Coady Sr.

DRF | 17 hours ago
Gorgeous Ginny ($2.20), the overwhelming favorite despite racing on grass for the first time, had no trouble with the footing and proved best in Sunday’s Jeff and Jack Coady Sr. at Turf Paradise. Read More...

Gorgeous Ginny likes the grass in Jeff and Jack Coady Sr.

DRF | 17 hours ago
Gorgeous Ginny ($2.20), the overwhelming favorite despite racing on grass for the first time, had no trouble with the footing and proved best in Sunday’s Jeff and Jack Coady Sr. at Turf Paradise. Read More...

Just Got Out gets in a Ladies Handicap triumph

DRF | 18 hours ago
In her 41st career start and first as a 7-year-old, Just Got Out became a stakes winner by gutting out a neck victory over Girl Talk in the Ladies Handicap at Aqueduct on Sunday. Read More...

Maryland jockey Toledo injured when horse falls

DRF | 20 hours ago
Jockey Jevian Toledo, the top rider by wins in Maryland last year and the leading rider at the Laurel Park fall that which concluded Dec. 31, was injured in a training accident Sunday morning. Read More...

Maryland jockey Toledo injured when horse falls

DRF | 20 hours ago
Jockey Jevian Toledo, the top rider by wins in Maryland last year and the leading rider at the Laurel Park fall that which concluded Dec. 31, was injured in a training accident Sunday morning. Read More...

Control Group takes control to win Alex M. Robb Stakes

DRF | 21 hours ago
Whether purchasing a horse privately or obtaining one through the claim box, owner Michael Dubb continues to prove adept at picking stakes winners. Read More...

Control Group takes control to win Alex M. Robb Stakes

DRF | 21 hours ago
Whether purchasing a horse privately or obtaining one through the claim box, owner Michael Dubb continues to prove adept at picking stakes winners. Read More...

Unique Bella sharp in work for Santa Maria Stakes

DRF | 21 hours ago
Unique Bella, who won the La Brea Stakes on Dec. 26, remained on target for the Santa Maria Stakes on Feb. 10 with a dazzling five-furlong work in 59 seconds on Sunday morning, the best time of 109 works at the distance and one of only four works that were less than one minute. Read More...

Unique Bella sharp in work for Santa Maria Stakes

DRF | 21 hours ago
Unique Bella, who won the La Brea Stakes on Dec. 26, remained on target for the Santa Maria Stakes on Feb. 10 with a dazzling five-furlong work in 59 seconds on Sunday morning, the best time of 109 works at the distance and one of only four works that were less than one minute. Read More...

Derby prospect McKinzie breezes, keeps options open

DRF | 21 hours ago
McKinzie, the unbeaten winner of the CashCall Futurity at Los Alamitos, worked an easy half-mile in 49 seconds Sunday morning under Drayden Van Dyke as Baffert contemplates his options for the highly regarded Kentucky Derby prospect. Read More...

Derby prospect McKinzie breezes, keeps options open

DRF | 21 hours ago
McKinzie, the unbeaten winner of the CashCall Futurity at Los Alamitos, worked an easy half-mile in 49 seconds Sunday morning under Drayden Van Dyke as Baffert contemplates his options for the highly regarded Kentucky Derby prospect. Read More...

Collected, West Coast drill for Pegasus World Cup

DRF | 21 hours ago
Collected came the closest to Gun Runner when second in the Breeders’ Cup Classic two months ago, then threw in a stinker in the San Antonio Stakes on Dec. 26 here at Santa Anita. He is typically a good work horse, and he looked like his old self on Sunday morning in his final drill for the Pegasus World Cup on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Collected, West Coast drill for Pegasus World Cup

DRF | 21 hours ago
Collected came the closest to Gun Runner when second in the Breeders’ Cup Classic two months ago, then threw in a stinker in the San Antonio Stakes on Dec. 26 here at Santa Anita. He is typically a good work horse, and he looked like his old self on Sunday morning in his final drill for the Pegasus World Cup on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Pay the Man delivers first foal by California Chrome

DRF | 22 hours ago
The first foal by two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome was born Saturday night at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Ky., when the Bernstein mare Pay the Man produced a colt. Read More...

Nothingilikemore impresses in winning Hong Kong Classic Mile

DRF | 23 hours ago
Nothingilikemore delivered what his form had promised, scoring a decisive win Sunday at Sha Tin in the $1,279,400 Hong Kong Classic Mile. Read More...

Nothingilikemore impresses in winning Hong Kong Classic Mile

DRF | 23 hours ago
Nothingilikemore delivered what his form had promised, scoring a decisive win Sunday at Sha Tin in the $1,279,400 Hong Kong Classic Mile. Read More...

Sunday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Can You Diggit can turn tables on Control Group

DRF | 23 hours ago
If Control Group (#5) repeats his performance from the Discovery, he is almost certain to win this race. However, he had never before hinted at that kind of ability. Read More...

Sunday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Can You Diggit can turn tables on Control Group

DRF | 23 hours ago
If Control Group (#5) repeats his performance from the Discovery, he is almost certain to win this race. However, he had never before hinted at that kind of ability. Read More...

Fornatale: How I’ll play Aqueduct on Sunday, Jan. 21

DRF | 24 hours ago
It’s Championship Sunday in the NFL, but on a day when I have no real opinion on the football, I still want a little action. With that in mind, I’ll be playing a double at Aqueduct, coincidentally scheduled with each race to take place on either side of the kickoff of the Jaguars-Patriots matchup (with apologies to my colleague Matt Bernier, go Jags!). Read More...

Watchmaker: Post-position draw paramount in Pegasus

DRF | 1 day ago
This is an important week in horse racing. Thursday night is the Eclipse Awards dinner at Gulfstream Park, where the 2017 champions of our sport will be revealed. And on Saturday, the world’s richest horse race – the $16 million Pegasus World Cup – will be run at Gulfstream. Read More...

Choo Choo powers to victory in California Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
Choo Choo ($4) looked like the Little Engine That Could on Saturday with a solid victory in the $100,225 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Morey saddles first graded stakes winner as Coniah takes Las Cienegas

DRF | 2 days ago
Coniah won the first graded stakes of her career in Saturday’s Grade 3 Las Cienegas Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita, a victory her Hall of Fame jockey sensed was likely early in the turf sprint. Read More...

Amy’s Challenge outduels Mia Mischief in Dixie Belle

DRF | 2 days ago
Amy’s Challenge remained undefeated in three starts when she eked past Mia Mischief nearing the wire for a neck win in the $125,000 Dixie Belle on Saturday at Oaklawn Park. Read More...

Layoff no problem for Chief Cicatriz in Hank Mills Sr. Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Chief Cicatriz returned from a nine-month layoff for an easy victory in the Hank Mills Sr. Stakes at Turf Paradise on Saturday. Fight to Glory captured the Sun Devil Sprint and Primo Touch was a dominant winner of the Startac Stakes in other stakes action on the card. Read More...

X Y Jet has easy time winning Sunshine Millions Sprint

DRF | 2 days ago
X Y Jet indicated he’s cycling back to his peak form from two years ago by running away to an easy 5 1/2-length victory over an unlucky Mo Cash in the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. Read More...

Well Humored rallies to upset Wayward Lass Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Well Humored rallied up the rail to upset heavily favored Tapa Tapa Tapa when earning her first stakes victory Saturday in the 34th running of the $50,000 Wayward Lass at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla. Read More...

Starship Jubilee, Galleon Mast notch Sunshine Millions wins

DRF | 2 days ago
Favorites came through in both turf races in the Sunshine Millions series Saturday at Gulfstream Park when Starship Jubilee and Galleon Mast ran to well-earned triumphs. Read More...

Ms Locust Point cruises to victory in What a Summer Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Ms Locust Point improved her record to five wins from seven starts with an easy three-length victory in the $100,000 What a Summer Stakes at Laurel Park on Saturday. Read More...

World of Trouble crushes field in Pasco Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Jason Servis expressed reservations about how World of Trouble would run Saturday in the Pasco Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. But in view of how the colt neared the track record for seven furlongs in a sensational performance, Servis had to be breathing a little easier afterward. Read More...

Awesome Banner ends victory drought with Fire Plug win

DRF | 2 days ago
Awesome Banner put it all together Saturday at Laurel Park to break an 11-race losing streak in the $100,000 Fire Plug Stakes. Read More...

Backsideofthemoon by a nose in Jazil Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Last fall at Belmont Park, Backsideofthemoon lost a narrow decision in the Seattle Slew Stakes in part, his connections felt, because he had made the lead too soon. On Saturday at Aqueduct, 133 days and four starts later, Backsideofthemoon won the $100,000 Jazil Stakes, making the lead at the last possible moment. Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

DRF | 2 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Sunday’s card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Jay’s Way gets first stakes win in Sunshine Millions Classic

DRF | 2 days ago
At the top of the stretch of the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic, it appeared that the favored Mr. Jordan was surely on his way to victory. But jockey Emisael Jaramillo and the game Jay’s Way had other ideas, the pair fighting back along the inside to register a well-deserved half-length victory in the main event on Saturday’s Sunshine Millions program at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Almond Roca proves best in Gasparilla

DRF | 2 days ago
Almond Roca captured her second straight stakes when wearing down longshot R True Talent in the 34th running of the $125,000 Gasparilla, the first of three Saturday stakes at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla. Read More...

Sharp Azteca among Pegasus contenders putting in works

DRF | 2 days ago
While Gun Runner was sent through an easy gallop during his second morning at Gulfstream Park, a handful of his opponents for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup had their final prerace breezes at various Florida venues on a busy Saturday morning. Read More...