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TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

DRF | 7 mins ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Sunday’s card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Family Meeting works hard to narrowly prevail in Sunshine Millions Filly-Mare Turf

DRF | 23 mins ago
Ever so fittingly, the Florida roots run deep for Family Meeting, winner of the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Free: How I’ll play Santa Anita for Sunday, Jan. 22

DRF | 2 hours ago
DRF hanicapper Brad Free outlines his strategy for playing Sunday's card at Santa Anita. Read More...

California Chrome sizzles in final workout before Pegasus World Cup

DRF | 2 hours ago
California Chrome looked as good as ever in that final workout Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park, effortlessly flying through five furlongs in 58.91 seconds, and galloping out six furlongs in 1:12.41, according to Daily Racing Form’s Mike Welsch. Read More...

Saturday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Coming off two tough trips, Benevolence is due for some luck

DRF | 3 hours ago
meformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Saturday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Dynatail could be hard to catch in fillies’ division of OBS Championship

DRF | 5 hours ago
The synthetic surface at the Ocala Training Center is known to play kindly to speed, which should make Dynatail especially hard to beat in the $100,000 fillies' division of the OBS Championship Stakes on Tuesday Read More...

McGee: How I’ll play Gulfstream for Sunday, Jan. 22

DRF | 5 hours ago
DRF handicapper Marty McGee outlines his strategy for playing the early pick five on Sunday's program at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Mr. Al’s Gal handles two turns in Azalea

DRF | 5 hours ago
Mr. Al’s Gal made a successful transition to two turns Friday night, when she shuttled to a 3 1/2-length win over Our Millie in the $100,000 Azalea at Delta Downs. Read More...

Lord Nelson to miss 2017 breeding season due to laminitis

DRF | 18 hours ago
Dual Eclipse Award finalist Lord Nelson will miss what would have been his first breeding season at Spendthrift Farm after recently developing laminitis. Read More...

Aqueduct: Pick-six carryover of $306,342 for Saturday

DRF | 22 hours ago
There will be a pick six carryover of $306,342 on Saturday at Aqueduct after the wager was not hit for a third consecutive card. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 1/23 Analysis

DRF | 22 hours ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 1/23 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Monday 1/23 Analysis

DRF | 22 hours ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 1/23 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017

DRF | 23 hours ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Saturday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

King: Gulfstream pick four play for Saturday, Jan. 21

DRF | 23 hours ago
King: Gulfstream pick four play for Saturday, Jan. 21 Read More...

Bernier: How I’ll play Santa Anita for Saturday, Jan. 21

DRF | 23 hours ago
DRF handicapper Matt Bernier outlines his strategy for playing the pick five on Saturday's program at Santa Anita. Read More...

Ouzts avoids serious injury in spill at Turfway Park

DRF | 23 hours ago
Perry Ouzts, the 62-year-old jockey who ranks 11th all time among North American jockeys with 6,715 career victories, was fortunate to escape with no more than body soreness after being unseated from his mount, Toston, a little more than a quarter-mile into Thursday’s sixth race at Turfway Park. Read More...

Delta Downs expansion complete

DRF | 23 hours ago
Boyd Gaming announced Thursday that it has completed $45 million in expansion and improvements to Delta Downs. The expansion is led by a 167-room hotel tower, as well as a restaurant that overlooks the track. Read More...

Weast Hill starts season at home track

DRF | 23 hours ago
Weast Hill will put his perfect Oaklawn Park record on the line Sunday, when he attempts to win his sixth race there. He goes in a six-furlong allowance for Arkansas-breds, which drew a full field of 12. Read More...

Texas Chrome honored by Texas Thoroughbred Association

DRF | 23 hours ago
Texas Chrome, the winner of last year's Grade 3 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs and Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park, will be honored as the Texas Thoroughbred Association's horse of the year during a June 24 banquet Read More...

Turco Bravo being aimed for third Stymie victory

DRF | 23 hours ago
Turco Bravo, two-time winner of the Stymie Stakes over Aqueduct's inner track, is gearing up for a return to the races and a bid for a Stymie three-peat. Read More...

Barbara Fritchie still a possibility for Paulassilverlining

DRF | 23 hours ago
Paulassilverlining, a finalist for the Eclipse Award in the filly and mare sprint division, has yet to work back since her victory in the Garland of Roses Stakes at Aqueduct on Dec. 10. Still, trainer Michelle Nevin said Thursday that she is keeping the Grade 2, $300,000 Barbara Fritchie at Laurel on Feb. 18 very much in mind for her. Read More...

Green Gratto to wait for Tom Fool Handicap in March

DRF | 23 hours ago
Though Green Gratto is giving his connections signs that he will be ready to run again sooner rather than later, trainer Gaston Grant said Friday that he would likely wait to run the Grade 3 Toboggan winner until the Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap at Aqueduct on March 11. Read More...

On dirt, Quijote looks good in Sunday feature

DRF | 1 day ago
Quijote is entered main-track only in a third-level allowance race also open to $80,000 claimers and carded for 5 1/2 furlongs on turf Sunday at Fair Grounds. If the rain supposed to hit Friday night, Saturday, Saturday night, and even Sunday falls at close to the forecast volume, Sunday's grass races figure to wind up on dirt. That would make Quijote the most likely winner of his second straight race at this meet. Read More...

Interborough crucial race for Hot City Girl

DRF | 1 day ago
Sunday, in the $100,000 Interborough Stakes at Aqueduct, the 5-year-old Hot City Girl will determine her future with how she performs. Read More...

Ashleyluvssugar tops probables for California Cup Classic

DRF | 1 day ago
Ashleyluvssugar, the winner of two Grade 2 turf stakes in 2016, will be a strong favorite to win his fifth stakes in the $250,000 California Cup Classic for statebreds at 1 1/8 miles on turf at Santa Anita on Jan. 28. Read More...

Gulfstream considers allowing Gun Runner to ship from Fair Grounds for Pegasus

DRF | 1 day ago
Gulfstream Park racing officials began mobilizing on Friday morning to assess the risks of allowing Gun Runner to travel from Fair Grounds in New Orleans to compete in Gulfstream's Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28, seven days after a quarantine of the Fair Grounds backstretch is expected to be lifted. Read More...

Talented filly Paradise Woods debuts for Mandella

DRF | 1 day ago
Paradise Woods may give up a seasoning edge to experienced rivals Princess Julia and Kenda in race 4 Sunday at Santa Anita, but expectations are high, according to trainer Richard Mandella. Read More...

Sippin seeks seventh straight while trying two turns in Enchantress

DRF | 1 day ago
The undefeated Sippin will attempt to win her seventh consecutive race on Sunday, when she stretches out around two turns for the first time in the $85,000 Enchantress at Sunland Park. Read More...

Kentucky Stallions 2017: Leading sires, Beyer Sire Performance Standings, new stallions of 2017, and more

DRF | 1 day ago
Kentucky Stallions 2017: Leading sires, Beyer Sire Performance Standings, new stallions of 2017, and more Read More...

Imperative shows liking for racing surface

DRF | 1 day ago
Ten days after being purchased privately by Ron Paolucci's Loooch Racing in California, multi-millionaire Imperative was on the track at Gulfstream Park working a sharp six furlongs in 1:13.46 on Friday in his final prep for the $400,000 Poseidon Stakes. Read More...

Tepin slated to work Sunday for Endeavour

DRF | 1 day ago
Tepin is scheduled to breeze Sunday at Palm Meadows as the star turf mare remains on schedule for her 6-year-old debut in the Grade 3 Endeavour on Feb. 11 at Tampa Bay Downs. Read More...

Valdivia hoping for February return to riding

DRF | 1 day ago
Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. was on hand Friday morning at Gulfstream as he continues to recover from a leg injury suffered in a Nov. 10 spill at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Poseidon likely comeback spot for Cherry Wine

DRF | 1 day ago
Cherry Wine had a throat operation last fall that relieved a breathing problem, and he is scheduled to return in the Poseiden Stakes on the Pegasus World Cup card. Read More...

Beyer Sire Performance Standings: Two of Tapit’s best retire for 2017

DRF | 1 day ago
Two of reigning leading sire Tapit’s best runners from a Beyer Speed Figure standpoint will be among Kentucky’s new stallions of 2017. Read More...

Beyer Sire Performance Standings: Bodemeister stands out among freshmen

DRF | 1 day ago
Bodemeister, now standing at WinStar Farm, seems to have passed that talent on to his offspring. He led all freshman sires by his number of runners with Beyers 80 and above – a benchmark figure for 2-year-olds. He had five runners achieve that mark. Read More...

Beyer Sire Performance Standings: Big results from low-cost Northern Afleet

DRF | 1 day ago
There is little doubt that Northern Afleet has amassed a fine résumé at stud. Read More...

‘Philly Joe’ takes aim at NHC for first time

DRF | 1 day ago
It's standard advice to never gamble against a man who has the same first name as a city. If that's true, then the field for the 2017 National Handicapping Championship had better beware of Philly Joe. Read More...

Beyer Sire Performance Standings: Birdstone has sneaky-good year

DRF | 1 day ago
Birdstone is standing for an advertised fee of $5,000 in 2017 and is a value sire at that price with a high percentage of high-level runners. Read More...

Beyer Sire Performance Standings: War Front shines among U.S. turf sires

DRF | 1 day ago
DRF’s Beyer Sire Performance Standings back that up, with European sires like Galileo, Dubawi, and Holy Roman Emperor putting up astounding percentages of North American runners to achieve at least one Beyer Speed Figure of 90 or above last year, admittedly from relatively small samplings. The domestic stallion that has arguably done the best job reversing that stream is War Front, Read More...

Hips to watch OBS winter mixed sale

DRF | 1 day ago
Hips to watch OBS winter mixed sale Read More...

Friday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Mr. Canada can wire the field with this drop in class

DRF | 1 day ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Friday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Siding Spring looks ready off the layoff

DRF | 1 day ago
Siding Spring, who showed promise on dirt and turf early in his career, has resurfaced in the Sunday feature at Gulfstream Park, a $48,000 first-level allowance at 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf. Read More...

Beyer Sire Performance Standings offer new metrics for stallions

DRF | 1 day ago
While traditional sire lists based on earnings can be slanted by one or two major stakes victories or casino-inflated purses on some circuits, the Beyer Sire Performance Standings are not impacted by those factors. The standings provide a measurement of a sire's ability to produce fast horses, not necessarily the most winners or highest earners. Read More...

Bergman: No career end in sight for Hall of Famer John Campbell

DRF | 1 day ago
Muscle Diamond, a royally bred son of Muscle Hill from Windylane Hanover, is on the comeback trail in New Jersey. His driver John Campbell, already a Hall of Famer, could be relaxing during the colder months and waiting for stakes season, as many of the top drivers have elected to do. Read More...

Finnegans Wake will enter stud in California

DRF | 2 days ago
Finnegans Wake won 8 of 37 starts and earned $1,594,665 in a six-season campaign from 2011 to 2016. Read More...

Championship never threatened in Al Fahidi Fort win

DRF | 2 days ago
Championship ran the race of his life to win the Group 2, $250,000 Al Fahidi Fort Stakes, the featured race Thursday at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Read More...

Another battle between Get a Notion and Forest Mouse

DRF | 2 days ago
Get a Notion will attempt to turn the tables on stablemate Forest Mouse on Saturday when they meet in the $65,000 Winsham Lad Handicap at Sunland Park. Read More...

Meadowlands: Saturday 1/21 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Saturday 1/21 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 1/21 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Saturday 1/21 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 1/21 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Saturday 1/21 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...