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Meadowlands: Fourth Dimension rebounds in Valley Victory elim, Springsteen repeats in Governor’s Cup elim

DRF | 4 hours ago
Fourth Dimension and driver Brian Sears regained their winning ways on Saturday night, capturing the sole Valley Victory elimination at the Meadowlands in wire-to-wire fashion. The son of Chapter Seven bounced back impressively from a dull Breeders Crown performance with a 1:55 mile with Sears motionless in the stretch. Read More...

Meadowlands: Fields set for Three Diamonds, Goldsmith Maid after eliminations

DRF | 6 hours ago
Kissin In The Sand and Plunge Blue Chip rolled to easy victories in the Three Diamonds and Goldsmith Maid eliminations for 2-year-old fillies on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Read More...

Pass the Gravy pours it on in Sun Power Stakes

DRF | 6 hours ago
Thanksgiving still is a few days away but Pass the Gravy celebrated early, feasting on his fellow Illinois-breds Saturday night at Hawthorne in the $82,750 Sun Power Stakes. Read More...

Inveniam Viam rallies to win Ci Sima Stakes

DRF | 6 hours ago
Inveniam Viam picked up at the start of this Fair Grounds racing season right where she left off last meet. Read More...

Right Hand Man holds off Mach One Rules in Oakland Stakes

DRF | 7 hours ago
Trainer Jeff Bonde had been a bit frustrated since Right Hand Man’s third-place finish in the Oak Tree Sprint at Pleasanton on July 4, but the frustrations vanished on Saturday when the 3-year-old gelding ($19.40) held off Mach One Rules to win the $66,125 Oakland Stakes at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Fort Pulaski ends losing streak in Mr. Sulu Stakes

DRF | 8 hours ago
Fort Pulaski broke a couple losing streaks on Saturday at Fair Grounds, winning for the first time in nine 2017 starts and for the first time in six turf tries when he captured the $50,000 Mr. Sulu Stakes by a half-length over heavily favored Trust Factor. Read More...

Dream Tree bests Midnight Bisou in Desi Arnaz Stakes

DRF | 8 hours ago
The stakes were higher than in their debut last month at Santa Anita but the result was the same on Saturday at Del Mar for Dream Tree and Midnight Bisou, as Dream Tree again nosed out her budding arch-rival, this time in the $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes for 2-year-old fillies. Read More...

Tricky Escape takes off-the-turf Cardinal Handicap

DRF | 9 hours ago
It may have been watered down, but the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap went to Tricky Escape on Saturday – and the 4-year-old filly’s connections couldn’t have been much happier about it. Read More...

Be Vewy Vewy Quiet prevails in Frost King Stakes

DRF | 10 hours ago
Be Vewy Vewy Quiet ($5.60) made amends for back-to-back low-priced losses with a determined score in Saturday’s $125,800 Frost King Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Fire Away breaks through in Artie Schiller

DRF | 10 hours ago
Fire Away had come close several times in his seven preceding races, but hadn't won. On Saturday at Aqueduct, he broke through with his first stakes win in the $150,000 Artie Schiller, a one-mile turf race for 3-year-olds and up. Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017

DRF | 11 hours ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Sunday’s card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Keeneland November: Middle market propels gains in average, median

DRF | 12 hours ago
The 2017 edition of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale faced its share of challenges – the late scratch of co-headliner Lady Eli, fewer horses offered in the elite Book 1 portion, the lack of a high-profile dispersal, and a soft lower-end market, to name a few – but an increasingly strong middle market propelled overall gains in average and median sale prices at the close of the marathon sale. Read More...

Nine entered in Fall Highweight Handicap

DRF | 12 hours ago
Stallwalkin' Dude, Seymourdini, and Threefiveindia are the top contenders in a field of nine entered Saturday for the Grade 3, $200,000 Fall Highweight at Aqueduct on Thanksgiving Day. Read More...

Eightthehardway scores repeat in Ruff/Kirchberg Memorial Handicap

DRF | 12 hours ago
Defending winner Eightthehardway got back on track as he splashed home for a repeat victory in the $75,000 Ruff/Kirchberg Memorial Handicap for Ohio-accredited older horses Saturday at Mahoning Valley, as the track kicked off a big few days of racing. Read More...

NYRA to race five less days in 2018

DRF | 14 hours ago
The New York Racing Association will race 229 live dates in 2018, five less than were approved for this year. Read More...

Saturday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Trilliant is on the improve as she makes her U.S. debut

DRF | 15 hours ago
It has obviously taken some time for Trilliant to figure out the game, but she’s really stepped up her efforts in her past couple of outings. Read More...

Pat Lang, track photographer, dies at 65

DRF | 16 hours ago
Pat Lang, who endeared himself to countless horsemen as the track photographer at racetracks in Kentucky and Ohio, died Friday following complications from lung cancer. Read More...

Fornatale: How I’ll play Aqueduct for Saturday, Nov. 18

DRF | 17 hours ago
I’ll be taking a shot in the late double at Aqueduct today, starting out with one of the last grass stakes we’re likely to see in New York for many months, and paying off in an interesting maiden special weight for statebred juvenile fillies. Read More...

Factum will stand at Poplar Creek for 2018 season

DRF | 17 hours ago
Factum, a half-brother to leading commercial sire War Front, will relocate to Poplar Creek Horse Center in Bethel, Ohio for the 2018 breeding season for a private fee. Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017

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

Yonkers: Monday 11/20 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 11/20 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Fabulous Strike Stakes draws eight

DRF | 1 day ago
A field of eight, including a David Jacobson-trained entry, has been entered for the $200,000 Fabulous Strike Stakes at Penn National on Thanksgiving Eve. The card also includes a pair of $100,000 stakes, the Swatara and the Blue Mountain Juvenile Fillies. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Monday 11/20 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 11/20 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Trainers Diodoro, Pish on deck for Oaklawn

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainers Danny Pish and Robertino Diodoro both plan to have strings at Oaklawn Park this winter. Read More...

Chief Know It All heads Diodoro foursome for Zia stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Robertino Diodoro is loaded for Wednesday's Land of Enchantment stakes program at Zia Park, with four stakes runners including Chief Know It All for the Zia Derby. Read More...

American Dubai likely to await Sunland meet

DRF | 2 days ago
American Dubai, a multiple stakes winner who was expected for the Zia Park Championship, is instead getting some time off. Read More...

Miller barn has it going every which way

DRF | 2 days ago
After finishing 1-2 in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint and winning two races on the Breeders' Cup program, trainer Pete Miller is setting himself an even greater challenge, trying to become the first American trainer to win the Group 1, 1,200-meter Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin on Dec. 10. Read More...

Woodford Reserve, BC Mile goals for Divisidero next year

DRF | 2 days ago
Divisidero, the millionaire turf specialist owned by the Gunpowder Farms of Tom Keithley, has been turned out for an unspecified period but will rejoin trainer Buff Bradley's stable at Fair Grounds over the winter to prepare for a 2018 campaign as a 6-year-old. Read More...

Yonkers: Sunday 11/19 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Sunday Afternoon 11/19 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Diversify, Hoppertunity give Clark regional flavor

DRF | 2 days ago
Diversify and Hoppertunity have been confirmed as starters for the Clark Handicap, giving the Grade 1 race an East vs. West component to mix in with a solid cast of locals. Read More...

Keeneland November: Conveyance filly leads penultimate session

DRF | 2 days ago
After staying competitive with last year’s edition of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale through the first five books, Book 6 of the current renewal indicated a softness in the bottom of the market, posting sharp declines across the board between comparable sessions. A weanling filly from the first crop of Conveyance topped the session at $50,000. Read More...

Top of the Game heads Native Diver possibles

DRF | 2 days ago
Top of the Game, who returned from an eight-month layoff to score a runaway vicory in the Comma to the Top Stakes last month over Hoppertunity, heads the likely field for the Grade 3, $100,000 Native Diver Stakes on Nov. 25. Read More...

Large fields likely for DeMille, Durante

DRF | 2 days ago
So many trainers are eager to run 2-year-olds on the grass at Del Mar that both graded turf stakes for juveniles during the final week of the meet should have bulky fields. Read More...

Stormy Liberal works clockwise for Hong Kong Sprint

DRF | 2 days ago
Stormy Liberal worked a half-mile turning to the right, going clockwise, opposite of how races are run here, but in preparation for what is next for him: a trip to Hong Kong for a 1,200-meter (about six-furlong) race at Sha Tin, where the one turn is to the right. Read More...

Florida owner and breeder Stanley Ersoff dies

DRF | 2 days ago
Stanley Ersoff, an owner, breeder and former president of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners Association, died earlier this week at the age of 81. Read More...

Panamanian pair drill for Caribbean Classic engagements

DRF | 2 days ago
Dynamo and Senalero, a Panama-based duo in town for the Caribbean Classic card at Gulfstream Park on Dec. 9, breezed over the Florida track Friday for the first time. Read More...

Grade 1 sprint winner El Deal retired, stud plans pending

DRF | 2 days ago
Grade 1 winner El Deal has been retired from racing, with future stud plans to be determined. Read More...

Petrov, Uncontested invade for Steel Valley Sprint

DRF | 2 days ago
Cake Pop defends his home state against the stakes-tested Petrov and Uncontested in the $200,000 Steel Valley Sprint, as Mahoning Valley in Ohio cards the biggest program of its meet Monday. Read More...

Edwards Going Left due for some luck in Cary Grant Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
A trouble-free trip in the Cary Grant could be enough to land Edwards Going Left his first stakes win. Read More...

Harness: Hanover stallions on the move

DRF | 2 days ago
Hanover Shoe Farms announced on Friday morning that two of its stallions would be moving to new locations. Artspeak will now stand in Canada while Muscle Massive will shift to Indiana. Read More...

Airoforce to stand at Swifty Farms in Indiana

DRF | 2 days ago
Airoforce, a Grade 2 winner, has been retired to Swifty Farms in Seymour, Ind., where he will stand the 2018 breeding season for an advertised fee of $2,500. Read More...

Dover Downs: Downbytheseaside, Agent Q add Matron titles to their seasonal hauls

DRF | 2 days ago
Downbytheseaside and Agent Q increased their cases for divisional honors by taking victories in the two Matron finals for sophomore pacers on Thursday night at Dover Downs. Read More...

Dover Downs: Bill’s Man, Dream Together star in Matrons for sophomore trotters

DRF | 2 days ago
Bill's Man and Dream Together were the winners of the two Matron finals for 3-year-old trotters on Thursday evening at Dover Downs, and both horses picked up new lifetime marks in their victories. Read More...

Keeneland November: Book 5 posts declines

DRF | 2 days ago
A move into lower-market offerings in Book 5 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale saw trade slightly lose pace with last year, showing book-to-book declines from the 2016 edition. Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

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

Protonico relocating to Darby Dan Farm for 2018

DRF | 2 days ago
Grade 2 winner Protonico will relocate to Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Ky. for the 2018 breeding season, where he will stand for an advertised fee of $6,500. Read More...

Caesars to purchase Indiana’s two racetrack-casinos

DRF | 2 days ago
Caesars Entertainment, the sprawling casino company with a stake in a number of racetracks in the U.S., has reached an agreement to buy Centaur Gaming Inc., the owner and operator of the two racetrack-casinos in Indiana, the companies announced Thursday. Read More...

CHRB grants conditional approvals for Santa Anita, Golden Gate meets

DRF | 2 days ago
The California Horse Racing Board on Thursday granted conditional approvals to racing applications for upcoming meets at Santa Anita Park in Southern California and Golden Gate Fields in Northern California, with the approvals ostensibly contingent on the tracks reaching agreements with horsemen by the beginning of December. Read More...

Monmouth gets two more dates in 2018

DRF | 2 days ago
The same number of Thoroughbred dates will be held in New Jersey in 2018 as this year but the Monmouth Park meet will be extended two days and the all-turf Meadowlands meet will be reduced by two days. Read More...