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Illuminant holds off Wekeela in Gamely Stakes

DRF | 27 mins ago
Illuminant led the field in Monday’s $301,035 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita by a half-length with a furlong to go, a point in the race at which her trainer, Michael McCarthy, was trying to watch his filly and the chasing pack. Read More...

Zoccali: The Harness Racing Kentucky Derby

DRF | 48 mins ago
Right around this time every year, I usually read at least one article that outlines all of the things harness racing can learn from the Kentucky Derby. The article ultimately poses the question, why can’t harness racing have an event like the Kentucky Derby? To be fair, this is like the Arena Football League asking why they can’t have an event like the Super Bowl. Read More...

Popalicious by a neck in First Lady Handicap

DRF | 1 hour ago
Popalicious lifted jockey Ruby Gonzalez to a four-win day at Ruidoso Downs on Monday when she fought for a neck victory over Sky Rant in the $50,000 First Lady Handicap. It was another neck back to Untraveled in third. Read More...

Cyrus Alexander gets first stakes win in Lone Star Park Handicap

DRF | 1 hour ago
Cyrus Alexander accomplished an important feat Monday at Lone Star Park. The half-brother to 2010 Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver and a $1.7 million yearling purchase became a stakes winner in the Grade 3, $200,000 Lone Star Park Handicap. Read More...

Living The Life beats males in All American Stakes

DRF | 1 hour ago
Trainer Gary Mandella said Living The Life's victory in the $101,575, Grade 3 All American on Monday at Golden Gate Fields simply came down to a matter of percentages. Read More...

Rivelli gets win No. 1,000

DRF | 3 hours ago
Trainer Larry Rivelli won the 1,000th race of his career when Good Bye Greg captured the eighth race Monday at Arlington. Read More...

Code West scores upset in Rasmussen Memorial

DRF | 3 hours ago
Code West scored an 11-1 upset over the favored Domain’s Rap and defending champion Jessica’s Star in the $65,000 Jim Rasmussen Memorial Stakes on Monday at Prairie Meadows. Read More...

The Tea Cups fires fresh to win Mount Vernon Stakes

DRF | 3 hours ago
Though The Tea Cups had run well off a layoff in the past, it wasn’t by design that trainer Jeremiah Englehart brought the 6-year-old mare into Monday’s $125,000 Mount Vernon Stakes having not raced in seven months. Read More...

Richies Sweetheart beats males in Honor the Hero Stakes

DRF | 3 hours ago
You could say it was a case of a girl facing the boys in the $75,000 Honor the Hero Stakes on Monday at Canterbury Park, but the only time Richies Sweetheart’s seven rivals got a look at her face was in the starting gate. The excellent turf sprinter broke like a shot under E.T. Baird and showed the boys her tail the rest of the way, winning by 3 1/4 lengths in an impressive performance. Read More...

Flatterywillgetyou extends winning streak in Bouwerie Stakes

DRF | 4 hours ago
Flatterywillgetyou became a stakes winner in her first attempt while registering her fourth consecutive victory, a one-length triumph over Absatootly in the $125,000 Bouwerie Stakes for 3-year-old New York-bred fillies Monday at Belmont Park. Read More...

Tapitation goes from last to first in Kingston Stakes

DRF | 4 hours ago
Tapitation spoiled the reunion of New York’s version of the Sunshine Boys on Monday at Belmont Park by rallying from last under Joel Rosario to win the $125,000 Kingston Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

She’s Hot Wired by a nose in Open Mind Handicap

DRF | 4 hours ago
Trainer Mario Serey Jr. and jockey Trevor McCarthy won their second sprint stakes for fillies and mares in 10 days when She's Hot Wired got up to nail Bustin Out in the final strides of the Open Mind Handicap at Monmouth Park on Monday. Read More...

Bust Another scores upset in Mike Lee Stakes

DRF | 5 hours ago
Bust Another benefitted from a dream trip and made the most of his opportunity, rallying from off a contested pace to a convincing 3 1/4-length victory over Mind Your Biscuits in Monday’s $125,000 Mike Lee Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

Pish gets victory No. 2,000

DRF | 5 hours ago
Trainer Danny Pish won the 2,000th Thoroughbred race of his career on Monday, when U S Officer won his debut in the second race at Lone Star Park. Read More...

Gierkink: Woodbine horses to watch for week of May 30

DRF | 5 hours ago
Gierkink: Woodbine horses to watch for week of May 30 Read More...

Bar of Gold, Alvarado ride inside to victory in Critical Eye Stakes

DRF | 5 hours ago
Bar of Gold remained unbeaten against New York-bred competition and unbeaten on wet tracks with a 1 1/2-length victory in Monday’s $200,000 Critical Eye Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

A fresh Weekend Hideaway too good in Commentator

DRF | 6 hours ago
A winter break appears to have done Weekend Hideaway a world of good, as he recorded his second stakes win of 2016, with a front-running 3 3/4-length victory in Monday’s $200,000 Commentator Stakes at muddy Belmont Park. Read More...

Private stallion Iqbaal making an impact for Ward

DRF | 6 hours ago
Trainer Wesley Ward on Tuesday will ship to England his contingent of runners being pointed for races at the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting, and on the plane will be the 2-year-old filly Big City Dreamin, by the obscure stallion Iqbaal. Read More...

Requite finally ready for comeback

DRF | 6 hours ago
Trainer George Weaver hopes to make some noise Saturday at Gulfstream Park when he sends out three starters on the Summit of Speed Preview card, including the talented but lightly raced Requite. Read More...

Frosted training strongly for Met Mile

DRF | 7 hours ago
Frosted, fifth in the Dubai World Cup in March, continues to impress trainer Kiaran McLaughlin as he works toward an expected start in the $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap on June 11. Read More...

Rodriguez serving suspension

DRF | 7 hours ago
Trainer Rudy Rodriguez began serving a 15-day suspension on Wednesday for a medication violation that occurred nearly a year ago in New Jersey. Read More...

Pennine Ridge distance should pose no problem for Highland Sky

DRF | 7 hours ago
Highland Sky will get his first chance to run 1 1/8-miles when he heads a 10-horse field entered Monday for Saturday's Grade 3, $200,000 Pennine Ridge Stakes at Belmont Park. The Pennine Ridge is the local prep for the $1.25 million Belmont Derby at 1 1/4 miles on July 9. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 6/1 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 8 hours ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 6/1 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 5/31 Analysis

DRF | 8 hours ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Tuesday Afternoon 5/31 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Speeding Comet auditions for stakes

DRF | 8 hours ago
Trainer John Toscano thinks enough of Speeding Comet that should the 5-year-old perform to his expectations in Thursday's feature at Belmont Park, he would consider seeking an invitation to the Grade 3 $300,000 Jaipur on June 11. Read More...

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DRF | 9 hours ago
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – As a 3-year-old in 2012, Russian Greek was on the Kentucky Derby trail after winning the Gold Rush Stakes and California Derby at Golden Gate Fields for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Sloppy track welcomes Exaggerator to New York

DRF | 9 hours ago
Rain and a sloppy track made for an appropriate setting Monday morning, when Preakness winner Exaggerator visited Belmont Park's main track for the first time as he continued preparations for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes here on June 11. Read More...

Pikes keep it in the family with their Uncle Mo

DRF | 9 hours ago
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training was truly a family affair for the Pike Racing consignment operation. Read More...

Algorithms’s first winner a smasher

DRF | 9 hours ago
Claiborne Farm freshman sire Algorithms got his first U.S. winner in smashing fashion on May 28 at Pimlico, as Recruiting Ready flirted with the track record while rolling to a 10 1/4-length victory in a maiden special weight. Read More...

Shackleford on a streak

DRF | 9 hours ago
Freshman sire Shackleford enjoyed an outstanding holiday weekend, breaking through with his first three winners in as many days. Read More...

Generazio doubles up at Belmont

DRF | 9 hours ago
New York-based owner-breeder Patricia Generazio had an outstanding Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park. Read More...

Deep Impact goes 1-2-3 in Japanese Derby

DRF | 9 hours ago
Japanese Triple Crown winner Deep Impact pulled off another triple to further burnish his résumé as one of his nation's leading sires. He not only sired his third Japanese Derby winner, he swept the trifecta in the classic – with his three representatives only narrowly separated at the wire. Makahiki held off Satono Diamond by a nose, with Dee Majesty another half-length back in third. Read More...

Dee Dee Bertie gives Klein family a shot at repeat repeat

DRF | 10 hours ago
Four days after one of their homebred fillies won a Churchill Downs allowance after capturing her previous start at Keeneland, Bert and Richard Klein will have another one looking to do the same. Dear Elaine was an impressive winner here Sunday, and now it's Dee Dee Bertie who will carry the lime-and-black Klein silks Thursday at Churchill. Read More...

Casse weighs options for Conquest Enforcer

DRF | 10 hours ago
Conquest Enforcer made an impressive return to the races here May 21, winning the Queenston Stakes by 7 3/4 lengths and earning a 101 Beyer Speed Figure in his first start since October. Read More...

Belmont Doings: New experience for Creator

DRF | 10 hours ago
Creator will try a new distance at a new track with a new rider when he competes in the Belmont Stakes on June 11. For the past seven weeks, Creator has been stabled at Churchill Downs, where on Monday he worked five furlongs in 1:02, in company. Jockey Florent Geroux was aboard. Read More...

Sparkman: American breeders need to wise up on turf pedigrees

DRF | 10 hours ago
The sorry state of American turf racing was on full display in the Grade 2 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita on May 29. Half of the 10-horse field were bred abroad, and French-bred Si Sage and Patentar finished first and second ahead of the best of the American finishers, Montego Bay. Read More...

For Tepin, it’s on to Royal Ascot

DRF | 11 hours ago
After a spate of indecision that spiked then subsided over the weekend, Tepin will soon be on her way to England for the June 14 Queen Anne Stakes. Read More...

Trip Notes for May 28-29: Charles Whittingham, Winning Colors, and more

DRF | 11 hours ago
Trip Notes by Michael Hammersly for races run on May 28-29. Read More...

Doyle points four fillies to Woodbine Oaks

DRF | 11 hours ago
Trainer Mike Doyle already had a strong contingent of fillies to run in the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks on June 12, but he added another to the list of probable starters after Tiz Imaginary won the Fury Stakes on May 22. Doyle is now pointing four fillies toward the Woodbine Oaks: Tiz Imaginary, Lady Angela Stakes winner Crumlin Spirit, Garavogue Colleen, and Dublin Diva. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from May 23 – May 25

DRF | 11 hours ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Northfield, Hoosier, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from May 23 – May 26

DRF | 11 hours ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Princess Katie gets up in last stride of Irish Day

DRF | 14 hours ago
Princess Katie got up in the last jump to edge My Heart Goes On in the $50,000 Irish Day Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Emerald Downs Sunday. Read More...

Golden Pick 6 jackpot approaches $1.1 million

DRF | 14 hours ago
For the 52nd straight day Sunday, there was no single winning ticket on the Golden Pick 6 jackpot wager at Golden Gate Fields. Monday’s pool will begin with a $1,097,935 carryover. Read More...

Tioga: Dayson, Sir Royson capture New York Sire Stakes divisions

DRF | 24 hours ago
Fast miles were the rule on Sunday (May 29) evening at Tioga Downs, as all nine races resulted in lifetime marks over the Jason Bluhm-conditioned five-eighths mile course. Among those lifetime marks was a track record effort from Dayson ($3.40), who sprinted away from a collapsing pace in his $62,400 New York Sire Stakes event. Read More...

Si Sage leads parade of longshots in Charles Whittingham

DRF | 1 day ago
Si Sage was sent off at 11-1, and earned the respect of everyone when he raced on the lead throughout the Grade 2 Charles Whittingham Stakes at 1 1/4 miles on turf to score an upset. Ridden by Mike Smith, Si Sage ($25) won by 2 1/2 lengths over 32-1 Patentar. Montego Bay, a 20-1 outsider, finished third in the field of 10. Read More...

Smooth Roller resumes training

DRF | 1 day ago
Smooth Roller, a Grade 1 stakes winner last fall who missed the Breeders’ Cup Classic last October because of a tendon injury, has returned to the racetrack, trainer Victor Garcia said on Sunday. Read More...

Few willing to face Beholder, Stellar Wind in Vanity

DRF | 1 day ago
The champions Beholder and Stellar Wind will not have many rivals when they meet for the first time in Saturday’s $400,000 Vanity Mile for fillies and mares at Santa Anita. Read More...

Bolo unlikely to run in Shoemaker Mile

DRF | 1 day ago
A throat infection is likely to prevent the Grade 2 winner Bolo from starting in Saturday’s $400,000 Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita. Read More...

Songbird under consideration for Summertime Oaks

DRF | 1 day ago
Songbird, the undefeated champion 2-year-old filly of 2015, continues to progress toward a comeback from an April illness and could start as soon as the $200,000 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita on June 18. Read More...

Harrah’s Philadelphia: Track record performance by Wiggle It Jiggleit in Mullin Invitational

DRF | 1 day ago
Most people might be unhappy to see clouds block out the sun on their Memorial Day weekend, but Montrell Teague couldn’t have been more overjoyed. Read More...