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Untrapped’s Oklahoma Derby win gives trainer, jockey great day

DRF | 3 hours ago
Untrapped capped a memorable afternoon for Steve Asmussen and Ricardo Santana Jr. on Sunday when he gave the trainer-jockey team their fourth stakes win on the day in the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby. Read More...

Untrapped’s Oklahoma Derby win gives trainer, jockey great day

DRF | 3 hours ago
Untrapped capped a memorable afternoon for Steve Asmussen and Ricardo Santana Jr. on Sunday when he gave the trainer-jockey team their fourth stakes win on the day in the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby. Read More...

Elliott Bay makes it look easy in Gottstein Futurity

DRF | 4 hours ago
On the final day of the 2017 Emerald Downs meet, Elliott Bay wrapped up local 2-year-old honors with a convincing win in the $95,000 Gottstein Futurity Sunday. Read More...

Elliott Bay makes it look easy in Gottstein Futurity

DRF | 4 hours ago
On the final day of the 2017 Emerald Downs meet, Elliott Bay wrapped up local 2-year-old honors with a convincing win in the $95,000 Gottstein Futurity Sunday. Read More...

Champagne Room returns with Remington Parks Oaks triumph

DRF | 4 hours ago
Champagne Room made a sharp return to the races Sunday when she won the $200,000 Remington Park Oaks by 3 3/4 lengths in her first start since February. Read More...

Champagne Room returns with Remington Parks Oaks triumph

DRF | 4 hours ago
Champagne Room made a sharp return to the races Sunday when she won the $200,000 Remington Park Oaks by 3 3/4 lengths in her first start since February. Read More...

Iron Fist has fourth stakes win of season in Governor’s Cup

DRF | 5 hours ago
Iron Fist put the hammer down Sunday at Remington in the $175,000 Governor’s Cup Stakes. Trading ground loss for a clean trip, Ricardo Santana Jr. looped wide on the far turn for the stretch run and Iron Fist ($4.20) took care of business. Read More...

Iron Fist has fourth stakes win of season in Governor’s Cup

DRF | 5 hours ago
Iron Fist put the hammer down Sunday at Remington in the $175,000 Governor’s Cup Stakes. Trading ground loss for a clean trip, Ricardo Santana Jr. looped wide on the far turn for the stretch run and Iron Fist ($4.20) took care of business. Read More...

Harrah’s Philadelphia: Winston stops Like Clockwork’s undefeated run

DRF | 5 hours ago
Like Clockwork was going for his seventh straight win in a division of the Liberty Bell for 2-year-old colt pacers on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, but Winston had other ideas as he pulled an 8-1 upset. Read More...

Harrah’s Philadelphia: Winston stops Like Clockwork’s undefeated run

DRF | 5 hours ago
Like Clockwork was going for his seventh straight win in a division of the Liberty Bell for 2-year-old colt pacers on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, but Winston had other ideas as he pulled an 8-1 upset. Read More...

Fourstar Crook saves day for Brown with Hettinger win

DRF | 6 hours ago
What began as a frustrating afternoon at Belmont Park for trainer Chad Brown ended on a happy note when Fourstar Crook rallied from far back to an impressive 3 1/2-length victory over Tizzelle in the $125,000 John Hettinger Stakes for New York bred fillies and mares. Read More...

Turbo Street makes Remington Green first North American win

DRF | 7 hours ago
Trainer Steve Asmussen won the $100,000 Remington Green, a 1 1/8-mile turf race, with Turbo Street, a horse he and owner Clark Brewster claimed last out for $25,000 at Saratoga, at Remington Park on Sunday. Read More...

Turbo Street makes Remington Green first North American win

DRF | 7 hours ago
Trainer Steve Asmussen won the $100,000 Remington Green, a 1 1/8-mile turf race, with Turbo Street, a horse he and owner Clark Brewster claimed last out for $25,000 at Saratoga, at Remington Park on Sunday. Read More...

Kroy leads all the way in Bear’s Den Stakes

DRF | 7 hours ago
Racing on dirt for the first time, Kroy led throughout under jockey Emisael Jaramillo to register a popular 1 1/2-length victory over Zipping in Sunday’s $100,000 Bear’s Den Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Kroy leads all the way in Bear’s Den Stakes

DRF | 7 hours ago
Racing on dirt for the first time, Kroy led throughout under jockey Emisael Jaramillo to register a popular 1 1/2-length victory over Zipping in Sunday’s $100,000 Bear’s Den Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Fourstar Crook saves day for Brown with Hettinger win

DRF | 8 hours ago
What began as a frustrating afternoon at Belmont Park for trainer Chad Brown ended on a happy note when Fourstar Crook rallied from far back to an impressive 3 1/2-length victory over Tizzelle in the $125,000 John Hettinger Stakes for New York bred fillies and mares. Read More...

Sparkles’ Girl holds off Trini Brewnette in Classy ‘N Smart

DRF | 8 hours ago
Sparkles’ Girl won her second stakes at 8-1 under Emma-Jayne Wilson in Sunday’s $125,400 Classy ‘N Smart at Woodbine., Read More...

Sparkles’ Girl holds off Trini Brewnette in Classy ‘N Smart

DRF | 8 hours ago
Sparkles’ Girl won her second stakes at 8-1 under Emma-Jayne Wilson in Sunday’s $125,400 Classy ‘N Smart at Woodbine., Read More...

Highway Star runs down Carina Mia in Gallant Bloom

DRF | 9 hours ago
Highway Star, under substitute rider Luis Saez, ran down even-money favorite Carina Mia to win Sunday’s Grade 2, $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap at Belmont Park by a neck. Read More...

Highway Star runs down Carina Mia in Gallant Bloom

DRF | 9 hours ago
Highway Star, under substitute rider Luis Saez, ran down even-money favorite Carina Mia to win Sunday’s Grade 2, $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap at Belmont Park by a neck. Read More...

Run Away unlikely to race again until November’s Bob Hope

DRF | 9 hours ago
Simon Callaghan-trained Run Away has earned a brief vacation after winning his third sprint stakes in Saturday’s $100,000 Barretts Juvenile at Los Alamitos. Read More...

Spectator to miss Chandelier, BC Juvenile Fillies

DRF | 9 hours ago
Spectator, the winner of the Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar on Aug. 5, has been taken out of training and will miss two key Grade 1 races for 2-year-old fillies in Southern California in coming months: Saturday’s $300,000 Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Del Mar on Nov. 4. Read More...

Coal Front injured, racing future in question

DRF | 11 hours ago
Coal Front emerged from his victory in Saturday’s Grade 3 Gallant Bob Stakes at Parx Racing with a non-displaced condylar fracture in his right foreleg, leaving his racing future uncertain. Read More...

Get Jets by a nose in Ashley T. Cole Stakes

DRF | 11 hours ago
The future of the New York-bred male turf division is in good hands with the likes of Get Jets and Call Provision, who both put in strong efforts Sunday at Belmont Park, with Get Jets edging Call Provision by a nose in the $125,000 Ashley T. Cole Stakes. Read More...

Oscar Performance drills for Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

DRF | 12 hours ago
Watching Oscar Performance, trainer Brian Lynch sees a 3-year-old who is maturing and improving all the time. On Saturday, Oscar Performance will face his sternest test to date when he takes on older horses for the first time in the Grade 1, $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park. On Sunday, Oscar Performance put in his final workout for the Joe Hirsch, breezing five furlongs in 1:01.57 by himself over the inner turf course. Read More...

Horse owner Unger dies at 62

DRF | 12 hours ago
The successful Woodbine owner John Unger died last Thursday from cancer at the age of 62. Read More...

King: Remington Park pick four for Oklahoma Derby Night

DRF | 13 hours ago
Here’s my handicapping analysis and wagering strategy for the late $100,000-guaranteed pick four on Sunday at Remington Park, a sequence that includes all stakes, including the meet’s highlight, the Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby. Read More...

Bolt d’Oro to stand at Spendthrift Farm after racing career

DRF | 13 hours ago
Bolt d’Oro, the winner of the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity earlier this month and one of the nation’s leading 2-year-olds, will stand at stud at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., at the conclusion of his racing career, owner and trainer Mick Ruis and farm owner B. Wayne Hughes said on Sunday. Read More...

Sunday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: High Promise looks ready to deliver in third start off layoff

DRF | 14 hours ago
The two obvious horses who are going to take money are Im the Captain Now (#6) and Peace Speaker (#12). The former has run well in his recent starts at or around this distance, but he’s starting to run out of chances, and the latter must prove he can negotiate 10 furlongs after two strong runs going shorter. Read More...

Baffert savors West Coast’s Pa. Derby win; Irap sustains career-ending injury

DRF | 14 hours ago
Trainer Bob Baffert was counting his blessings following West Coast's emphatic 7 1/4-length victory in the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby on Saturday. A number of champion horses have gone through Baffert's barn during his Hall of Fame career, but the last three years have been off the charts. Read More...

Watchmaker: West Coast wears crown as top 3-year-old male

DRF | 15 hours ago
There was little, if any, doubt following his romp in last month’s Travers that West Coast had emerged as the best 3-year-old male in the country. But in our game, there can often be a big difference between “best,” and “most accomplished,” a distinction that can prove critical in an Eclipse Award context. Read More...

Pinch Hit by a neck in Dogwood Stakes

DRF | 18 hours ago
Pinch Hit notched the first stakes victory of her career Saturday night when holding off Champagne Problems in the final yards of the 42nd running of the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes, the highlight of the final Downs After Dark card of the year at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Tequilita gets second graded stakes win of year in Charles Town Oaks

DRF | 18 hours ago
Tequilita split horses about 300 yards from the finish and drew away through the short Charles Town homestretch to win the Grade 3, $200,000 Charles Town Oaks by 1 1/4 lengths on Saturday night at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Read More...

Mohawk: Lost In Time gets revenge for A Rocknroll Dance, Mulinix in Metro

DRF | 1 day ago
After finishing second in the 2011 Metro Pace final with A Rocknroll Dance, trainer Jim Mulinix brought his son Lost In Time into this year's C$816,000 final Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack and was victorious in 1:50 1/5. Read More...

Mohawk: Youaremycandygirl keeps the upsets coming in She’s A Great Lady final

DRF | 1 day ago
On a night that had already seen wins by horses sent off at 63-1, 25-1, and 22-1, 40-1 Youaremycandygirl kept the theme going in the C$500,000 She's A Great Lady final for 2-year-old pacing fillies at Mohawk, winning in 1:50 4/5 and completing a banner week for the Ron Burke barn. Read More...

Hawthorne Harness: Illinois Super Night crowns the best in the state

DRF | 1 day ago
The 2017 edition of Illinois Super Night took place on Saturday night at Hawthorne Harness, with 11 championship events for 2-year-old, 3-year-old, and older competitors. Read More...

Yonkers: Sophomore trotting colts meet up in New York Sire Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Two New York Sire Stakes events for 3-year-old colt trotters were featured on Saturday night's card at Yonkers Raceway, with Seven And Seven and Guardian Angel As taking top honors. Read More...

Run Away will get rest after winning Barretts Juvenile

DRF | 1 day ago
Run Away closed from sixth in the final quarter-mile to win Saturday’s $100,000 Barretts Juvenile at Los Alamitos – a win that earned the three-time stakes winner a mini-vacation. Read More...

It Tiz Well relaxes to Cotillion victory

DRF | 1 day ago
It Tiz Well relaxed nicely for jockey Drayden Van Dyke in the Grade 1 Cotillion at Parx Racing on Saturday, but 4-5 favorite Abel Tasman gave Mike Smith a much harder time and had to settle for second in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

Jack Snipe’s comes from far back to win A.L. ‘Red’ Erwin

DRF | 1 day ago
Jack Snipe’s closed from next-to-last for a length win over Fee Do in the $75,000 A.L. “Red’ Erwin on Saturday at Louisiana Downs. Read More...

West Coast makes Pennsylvania Derby second G1 win of season

DRF | 1 day ago
West Coast took another step forward Saturday at Parx Racing, leaving his Pennsylvania Derby rivals in the dust by 7 1/4 lengths en route to his second consecutive Grade 1 victory. Read More...

Cammack takes Les Ahrens Memorial Stakes on closing day

DRF | 1 day ago
On closing day of the 2017 meeting, it was fitting that Arlington-loving Cammack won the $66,600 Les Ahrens Memorial Stakes. Read More...

Sharp Azteca warms up for BC Dirt Mile with Kelso win

DRF | 1 day ago
Sharp Azteca galloped to a four-length victory in the Grade 2, $300,000 Kelso Handicap at Belmont on Saturday, most likely earning a trip to Southern California and the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Del Mar on Nov. 3. Read More...

Proper Discretion takes early lead, powers to Diana victory

DRF | 1 day ago
Proper Discretion broke like a rocket and improved from there, romping by 8 1/4 lengths over a scratch-depleted field in Saturday’s $75,000 Diana Stakes for Ohio-bred fillies and mares at Thistledown. Read More...

Mr Havercamp rallies in stretch for Vice Regent triumph

DRF | 1 day ago
Mr Havercamp ($2.80) overcame a slow start and a speed-favoring Woodbine turf course to take Saturday’s $125,000 Vice Regent Stakes over another son of Court Vision, King and His Court. Read More...

Coal Front digs in to win Gallant Bob

DRF | 1 day ago
Coal Front returned to a familiar place Saturday – the winner’s circle – after he fought off a charging American Pastime to capture the Grade 3, $300,000 Gallant Bob at Parx Racing. The win was the fourth in five career starts for Coal Front. Read More...

Page McKenney scores Pennsylvania Derby upset for 20th career win

DRF | 1 day ago
Page McKenney turned in a brave performance to upset the $150,000 Pennsylvania Derby Champion Stakes at Parx Racing on Saturday, scoring his 20th career win in the process. Read More...

The Meadows: Sons of Somebeachsomewhere strike in Keystone Classic

DRF | 1 day ago
The Meadows played host to a pair of $43,450 Keystone Classic divisions for 3-year-old colt pacers on Saturday afternoon, and it would be Normandy Beach and Photobombr Hanover emerging victorious. Read More...

TimeformUS Belmont Park Horses in Focus for Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017

DRF | 1 day ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Sunday's card at Belmont Park. Read More...

Off Limits wins Noble Damsel in stakes-record time

DRF | 1 day ago
Off Limits struggled in her first year of racing in North America. She has blossomed in her second. On Saturday, Off Limits unleashed a powerful closing kick under Joel Rosario to rally from last and win the Grade 3, $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes by 4 3/4 lengths in stakes-record time at Belmont Park. Read More...