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Pocono: Horses to watch from May 20 – May 23

DRF | 3 hours ago
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

Mohawk: Monday 5/29 Analysis

DRF | 4 hours ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 5/29 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Yonkers: Sunday 5/28 Analysis

DRF | 4 hours ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Sunday Afternoon 5/28 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Hawthorne Harness: Sunday 5/28 Analysis

DRF | 4 hours ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Sunday 5/28 card at Hawthorne Harness. Read More...

Inside Straight targets Met Mile

DRF | 5 hours ago
Inside Straight, winner of the Oaklawn Handicap, would likely have been the favorite for Monday's $200,000 Commentator Stakes here, but instead he will be pointed to the Grade 1, $1.2 million Metropolitan Handicap on June 10. Read More...

Brown sends three in Mount Vernon

DRF | 5 hours ago
Trainer Chad Brown sends out the trio of Ancient Secret, Fourstar Crook, and Ack Naughty here Monday in the $125,000 Mount Vernon Stakes for fillies and mares at a mile on the turf. Read More...

Champion Quarter Horse Imperial Eagle in trials for Ruidoso Derby

DRF | 5 hours ago
Imperial Eagle, the champion who won last year’s $3 million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs, will launch his season Sunday in trial races at the New Mexico track. He is set to start in the fourth race, which is one of 12 trials being held for the Grade 1 Ruidoso Derby. Read More...

String King targets Louisiana Cup Turf Classic

DRF | 5 hours ago
The millionaire String King has a couple of stakes objectives on his calendar at this Louisiana Downs meet, trainer Charlie Smith said Wednesday. The first is the $50,000 Louisiana Cup Turf Classic, a race he has won three times. Read More...

Lubash to run in Kingston for seventh time

DRF | 5 hours ago
On Monday, the 10-year-old Lubash will run in the $125,000 Kingston Stakes for the seventh consecutive year when he takes on fellow New York-bred stakes regulars Kharafa and King Kreesa in the one-mile turf race. Read More...

Commentator Stakes matches last two winners

DRF | 5 hours ago
Weekend Hideaway and Empire Dreams, the last two winners of the Commentator Stakes, are both back in the entries Monday for the fifth renewal of the $200,000 Commentator, one of six stakes and 10 races on Monday's Big Apple Showcase Day program at Belmont Park. Read More...

Statebred star Texas Chrome has wide appeal

DRF | 5 hours ago
Texas Chrome will have a good deal of local support on Sunday when he takes on Southern California invader Danzing Candy in the Grade 3, $200,000 Lone Star Park Handicap. Texas Chrome represents the best of his home state's breeding program, and next month he will be honored as the 2016 Texas-bred of the Year. The ceremony will be held June 24 at Lone Star. Read More...

Belmont Stakes runner-up Destin ends nine-month layoff

DRF | 6 hours ago
Destin, inches away from winning the Belmont Stakes nearly a year ago, makes his return to the races off a nine-month layoff Sunday in a high-caliber allowance race at Belmont Park. Read More...

Unbeaten Admirable stands out in Japanese Derby field

DRF | 6 hours ago
Admirable is unbeaten in three starts since early May, rising through the ranks in Japan from a maiden race winner to a graded stakes winner. The rapid success leaves Admirable as the expected favorite in a field of 18 colts in Sunday’s Grade 1 Japanese Derby at Tokyo Racecourse Read More...

Alliford Bay looks to stay perfect in Kent Stakes

DRF | 6 hours ago
Alliford Bay will try to remain undefeated when she runs in the $50,000 Kent for 3-year-old fillies at Emerald Downs on Sunday. Read More...

Through the DRF archives: Met Mile has long history of quality

DRF | 6 hours ago
Since its first running 126 years ago, the Metropolitan Handicap, or Met Mile, as it is popularly known, has tested the mettle of the country’s top handicap horses. Read More...

Ashleyluvssugar, Itsinthepost rematched in Whittingham

DRF | 6 hours ago
Two tough veterans battle again Sunday in the Grade 2 Charles Whittingham Stakes, a $200,000 turf race at Santa Anita in which Ashleyluvssugar has a score to settle with the streaking Itsinthepost. Read More...

Baffert, Smith invade again for Lone Star Handicap

DRF | 7 hours ago
Danzing Candy and Texas Chrome were accomplished 3-year-olds last season who have come back strong at 4, and on Sunday the pair will clash as co-highweights in the Grade 3, $200,000 Lone Star Park Handicap. Read More...

Belmont Doings: Local knowledge lands Irad Ortiz mount on Lookin At Lee

DRF | 7 hours ago
Last year, trainer Steve Asmussen tabbed Irad Ortiz Jr. to ride Creator in the Belmont Stakes, and the locally based rider gave the horse a flawless ride to beat Destin by a nose. On Friday, Asmussen confirmed that Ortiz will ride Kentucky Derby runner-up Lookin At Lee in the Belmont Stakes. Read More...

TimeformUS Belmont Horses in Focus for Saturday, May 27, 2017

DRF | 7 hours ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Saturday’s card at Belmont. Read More...

Todd high on Boundary Bay ahead of meet’s first juvenile race

DRF | 7 hours ago
The first 2-year-old race at Hastings this year kicks off Sunday's eight-race card and it should be fun to watch. “They are babies and anything can happen,” said trainer Phil Hall, who will be represented by Wise Market and Take the High Road in the 3 1/2-furlong dash that drew seven horses. Read More...

Long-absent Requite returns in Opening Lead

DRF | 7 hours ago
Trainer George Weaver is hoping history will repeat itself when he sends out Requite to launch his 2017 campaign as the odds-on favorite in Sunday's $50,000 Opening Lead Handicap at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Saudi Chroma possible Landaluce Stakes starter

DRF | 8 hours ago
Saudi Chroma, the most expensive filly at the Barretts March Sale of select 2-year-olds in-training, will have her stakes debut in early July after an impressive win in her first start at Santa Anita on Thursday. Read More...

Last chance to qualify for Monmouth Pick Your Prize

DRF | 8 hours ago
Sunday is your last chance if you want to play in Monmouth’s Pick Your Prize contest on June 3. Entires for the qualifier are available on the DRF Tournaments website. Read More...

Last chance to qualify for Monmouth Pick Your Prize

DRF | 8 hours ago
Sunday is your last chance if you want to play in Monmouth’s Pick Your Prize contest on June 3. Entires for the qualifier are available on the DRF Tournaments website. Read More...

Robust field forming for Shoemaker Mile

DRF | 8 hours ago
The Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile on June 3 is likely to have a robust field for the richest turf race of Santa Anita's spring-summer meeting. The Grade 1 Beholder Mile on the same day will have a small field for the richest race of the season for fillies and mares. Read More...

Classic Empire has first jog since Preakness

DRF | 8 hours ago
Classic Empire returned to training for the first time since his gutsy runner-up finish in the May 20 Preakness by jogging around the Churchill Downs oval early Friday morning under the watchful eye of Norman Casse. Read More...

Sweezey notches first victory as trainer with Lela’s Gift

DRF | 8 hours ago
Kent Sweezey said he was inundated with text messages Thursday evening at Churchill Downs immediately after his first victory as a trainer. Read More...

Winter goes from longshot to heavy favorite in Irish 1000 Guineas

DRF | 9 hours ago
The filly Winter won the English 1000 Guineas over her favored stablemate Rhododendron at odds of close to 10-1 but won't sneak up on anyone Sunday at The Curragh, where Winter bids for a second classic victory in the Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from May 19 – May 21

DRF | 9 hours ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Hawthorne, Hoosier, Meadowlands and others. Read More...

Queen’s Plate: With Guy Caballero, Day Phillips is bringing order to Chaos

DRF | 9 hours ago
Trainer Catherine Day Phillips recorded a career high in wins at Woodbine in 2016, and her season was highlighted by her first win in the Woodbine Oaks with Neshama. While her 2016 accomplishments might be tough to top in 2017, her first victory in the Queen's Plate would go a long way. Read More...

Friday TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Going Strong can overpower his rivals

DRF | 9 hours ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Friday's card at Belmont Park Read More...

Nite Delight faces other speed in Blue Sparkler Stakes

DRF | 9 hours ago
Nite Delite is the most likely winner of the $60,000 Blue Sparkler Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday, but the expected pace scenario in the five-furlong turf sprint for fillies and mares does not leave much room for error. Read More...

Malibu Secret attempts two turns in Marine Stakes

DRF | 10 hours ago
Malibu Secret, a dominant maiden winner in his last start, will get his first test around two turns in Sunday's Grade 3, $125,000 Marine Stakes for 3-year-olds over 1 1/16 miles on Tapeta at Woodbine. Read More...

Thoughtless overcomes wide trip to win Prairie Rose Stakes

DRF | 10 hours ago
Thoughtless ran farther than any of her four opponents Thursday night at Prairie Meadows in the $45,000 Prairie Rose Stakes, but she still ran faster than them, too. Read More...

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, May 27, 2017, by Bob Fierro & Jay Kilgore

DRF | 10 hours ago
We’ll continue with our “one from Column A, one from Column B” menu Saturday with a couple of interesting events. Read More...

Rain could put damper on Tiz a Melody’s chances in Green Carpet Stakes

DRF | 11 hours ago
With thunderstorms in the forecast, Mother Nature could negate Tiz a Melody's advantage on turf in the $75,000 Green Carpet Stakes at Belterra Park on Sunday. Read More...

Conquest Twister makes local debut in allowance

DRF | 11 hours ago
An interesting 10-race card is on tap for Sunday, highlighted by three allowances, two starter allowances, and a pair of maiden special weight events, including one at the infrequently run Kentucky Derby distance of 1 1/4 miles. Read More...

Queen’s Plate pedigree profile: Guy Caballero

DRF | 11 hours ago
Queen's Plate pedigree profile: Guy Caballero Read More...

Santa Anita: Jackpot pick six carryover reaches $271,260

DRF | 24 hours ago
On a day with three winning favorites and one longshot at Santa Anita, the pick six paid $16,715 on Thursday, leaving a carryover of $271,260 for the single ticket jackpot pool on Friday. Read More...

N.J. congressman drafts bill seeking end to sports-betting prohibition

DRF | 1 day ago
A U.S. congressman from New Jersey has released a draft of a bill that would repeal a federal prohibition covering most types of sports betting and allow states to decide whether to allow gambling on sports within their borders. Read More...

DRF’s Privman, Newsday’s McNamara win Hirsch writing awards

DRF | 1 day ago
Jay Privman, national correspondent for Daily Racing Form, and Ed McNamara of Newsday were named the winners of the Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Award, recognizing the best in print and Internet coverage of the 2016 Belmont Stakes, the New York Racing Association announced Thursday. Read More...

Harrah’s Philly: Tuonoblu Rex one of many imports in Sunday Invitationals

DRF | 1 day ago
After beginning his career in Europe, trotter Tuonoblu Rex has made himself at home in North America. The 5-year-old stallion is 3-for-3 since his arrival in the U.S. and will try to extend his win streak in Sunday’s $150,000 Maxie Lee Memorial Invitational at Harrah’s Philadelphia. Read More...

TimeformUS Belmont Horses in Focus for Friday, May 26, 2017

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

Hawthorne Harness: Saturday 5/27 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Saturday 5/27 card at Hawthorne Harness. Read More...

Gisser: Harness Racing needs to reach out to an upscale audience

DRF | 1 day ago
In the eight or nine years I have been writing this column, I have spent plenty of time talking about how to get more people gambling more money, and more importantly how to get more people out to the track more often. If it wasn’t a handicapping column, it was a “what can we do to make the sport more appealing to the unwashed masses?” column. It appears I have been looking at it wrong. Read More...

Florida Fabulous coming for Acorn

DRF | 1 day ago
Florida Fabulous, who won her first two starts impressively at Gulfstream Park this winter before finishing 10th in the Eight Belles at Churchill Downs, is being pointed to the Grade 1 Acorn at Belmont Park on June 10, trainer David Fawkes said. Read More...

Epicharis preparing for long trip to New York for Belmont Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Epicharis, the Japanese-based runner who will contest the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 10, entered quarantine in Japan on Thursday at the Miho Training Center. He must be isolated for one week before shipping to New York on June 1. Read More...

‘Saratoga Live’ coming to Southern California

DRF | 1 day ago
The New York Racing Association announced Thursday that Fox Sports Prime Ticket and Fox Sports San Diego – which broadcasts in the heart of Del Mar country – will air “Saratoga Live” during this summer's 40-day meet. Read More...

Multiple ways to go in 10-horse Arlington Classic

DRF | 1 day ago
The Arlington Classic is a 1 1/16-mile grass race with a $100,000 purse, one of a multitude of options this time of year for horsemen with 3-year-old grass runners. It drew a field of 10 and while there are no stars, the field is solid and closely matched. Read More...

Rice sends out King Kreesa to face his old buddies in Kingston

DRF | 1 day ago
Linda Rice will be smack dab in the middle of a New York-bred rivalry as the new trainer of King Kreesa, who will make his 8-year-old debut in the $125,000 Kingston, one of six stakes on New York Showcase Day. Read More...