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Bergman: Two Breeders Crown spot plays to consider

DRF | 2 days ago
When shopping for value this Breeders Crown season, your first stop would have to be on Friday night in the $593,750 event for three-year-old filly pacers at the Meadowlands. Read More...

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, November 22nd by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore

DRF | 3 days ago
BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, November 22nd by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore Read More...

Meadowlands: Saturday 11/22 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Saturday 11/22 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 11/22 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Saturday 11/22 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Pomeroy, Flashy Bull sold to stand in Saudi Arabia

DRF | 3 days ago
Stallions Pomeroy and Flashy Bull have been purchased by Saudi Arabian-based Aysoob Stud Farm, and will stand at Suliman ibn Zu’air Stud Farm in the same country during the 2015 breeding season. Pomeroy, a 13-year-old son of Boundary, previously stood at Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y., while Flashy Bull, an 11-year-old Holy Bull horse, resided at Penn Ridge Farm in Harrisburg, Penn. Read More...

Little change for 2015 Woodbine meet

DRF | 3 days ago
Woodbine has announced a 133-day Thoroughbred meet for 2015, which mirrors the 2014 schedule. Read More...

Balmoral: Saturday 11/22 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Saturday 11/22 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

King: Cardinal favorites key in Churchill pick four

DRF | 3 days ago
If win wagering were the only way to bet Saturday’s Grade 2 Cardinal at Churchill Downs, I’d pass on the race. The reason being, the horses I like – I’m Already Sexy and Royal Fury – are the morning-line favorites, and unless they drift up from their prices of 3-1 and 5-1, respectively, neither looks like an overlay. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 11/22 analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Saturday 11/22 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Reneesgotzip retired

DRF | 3 days ago
The outstanding sprint mare Reneesgotzip has been retired, trainer Peter Miller said Thursday. Read More...

Breeders Crown: JK She’salady vies for a perfect year

DRF | 3 days ago
JK She’salady is making history. The precocious 2-year-old pacing filly has never been bested on the track and is seemingly one Breeders Crown victory at the Meadowlands on Saturday night from becoming the first ever 2-year-old filly to achieve Horse of the Year honors. Read More...

Angelica Zapata targets graded win in My Charmer

DRF | 3 days ago
MIAMI – Angelica Zapata has won five stakes races over the last two seasons. But she has yet to record a graded stakes win, a hole in her r é sum é she hopes to fill in Saturday’s $100,000 My Charmer Handicap at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Stallion Stakes, plus return of Honor Code top card

DRF | 3 days ago
Divisions of the $125,000 New York Stallion Series races ostensibly share top billing on Saturday’s Aqueduct card as races 5 and 8 but will be overshadowed by the return of Honor Code in a $69,000 optional claimer that goes as race 6. Read More...

Dom the Bomb drops in as heavy favorite for Sun Power Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
There are five horses, including one 800-pound gorilla, entered in the Sun Power Stakes on Saturday at Hawthorne Race Course. Read More...

Hovdey: Juddmonte Farms enjoying European awards success

DRF | 3 days ago
The season in Europe essentially ends with the Breeders’ Cup over here, after which a three-headed tally system is cranked up to determine the best of the best in seven divisional categories, plus Horse of the Year. The whole deal is sponsored by Cartier, which presents a very handsome equine statuette, although if given a choice, those honored might prefer one of the watchmaker’s extra large 47-millimeter Ballon Bleu Chronograph Diamond models, priced to move at $233,000. Read More...

Lubash makes rare trip out of New York for Tropical Turf Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Lubash, who rarely ventures out of his native New York and never competes once they roll in the carpet at Aqueduct each fall, will try to become racing’s newest millionaire when he comes to south Florida for the first time to compete in Saturday’s $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Unbeaten Red Outlaw’s next step unclear

DRF | 3 days ago
Six starts into his career, Red Outlaw has six wins. He’ll be putting that unbeaten record on the line before this Del Mar meet ends, but whether it comes Sunday in the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes or next Saturday in the Grade 1, $300,000 Hollywood Derby is a question trainer Peter Miller hadn’t quite worked out the answer to as of Thursday morning. Read More...

Amoss always merits respect early in meet

DRF | 3 days ago
If history is any guide, the Tom Amoss barn may be poised for a big day Saturday at Fair Grounds, the second day of the 2014-2015 race meet. Read More...

Frankel filly sets Irish record weanling price

DRF | 3 days ago
A filly from the first crop of unbeaten champion Frankel hammered for about $2,258,624 (1.8 million euros) on Thursday at the Goffs November foal sale, setting a new Irish record price for a weanling at public auction. Read More...

Treasure Chest has talent-laden lineup

DRF | 3 days ago
Yahilwa and Spring in the Air were both supplemental entries to the $200,000 Treasure Chest at Delta Downs on Saturday and they figure to start as the respective first and second choices in a strong field of fillies and mares that includes defending champ Class Included and the up-and-coming Kiss to Remember. Read More...

Napravnik tops finalists for Woolf Award

DRF | 3 days ago
Rosie Napravnik, who recently announced her retirement from riding to start a family, heads a list of five riders named Thursday by Santa Anita as finalists for the 2015 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. Read More...

Talented shippers invade for big money in Delta Downs Jackpot

DRF | 3 days ago
There’s a simple reason the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot being run in the small town of Vinton, La., on Saturday afternoon has lured shippers from Southern California, Florida, and Kentucky. Read More...

Crist: Inquiries but no change at NYRA

DRF | 3 days ago
The New York Racing Reorganization Board last week held its first public discussion of the future structure of the sport in New York. While its ultimate recommendations remain a work in progress, the board’s discussion was notable and even encouraging for what it said it is not doing: There is no attempt to sell the enterprise to a private bidder, and there will be no decision by this group on the issue of closing Aqueduct Race Track. Read More...

Oldest Secretariat stallion dies in Texas

DRF | 3 days ago
Country Side, believed to be the oldest living stallion by Secretariat, died Aug. 26 at Diamond J Farms in Needville, Texas, at the age of 29. Read More...

Penn National clocker gets fine, probation

DRF | 3 days ago
A clocker at Penn National Race Course who was indicted late last year by federal prosecutors for allegedly falsifying workout times was sentenced to one year’s probation and a $2,500 fine on Wednesday, according to court records. Read More...

Take Charge Brandi looks to strengthen Eclipse Award credentials in Delta Princess

DRF | 3 days ago
Take Charge Brandi has more at stake in the Grade 3, $400,000 Delta Downs Princess on Saturday than just attempting to secure a first-place check as the race’s probable favorite. Read More...

Weekend Warrior for Nov. 22: Picks for Delta Mile, Tropical Turf, Cardinal

DRF | 3 days ago
I can’t resist Mystery Train here, even if the pace setup might not be ideal for him in the Delta Mile at Delta Downs. Read More...

Controversial newsletter publisher Musselman sues to have Churchill ban lifted

DRF | 3 days ago
Eddie Musselman, the publisher of the controversial newsletter “Indian Charlie,” has filed a lawsuit seeking a judgment that would keep Churchill Downs from enforcing a ban that denies him access to the grounds, according to court records. Read More...

Parx, jockeys discuss insurance waiver solution

DRF | 3 days ago
Attorneys representing Parx Racing in suburban Philadelphia and jockeys who ride at the track remain in discussions over a resolution to a dispute involving a waiver distributed by the track two weeks ago that many riders refused to sign, according to the attorney representing the track’s jockey colony. Read More...

Breeders Crown: Muddled sophomore pacing division comes down to the Crown

DRF | 3 days ago
The race for divisional honors could become clearer, or further muddled, depending on the outcome of Saturday’s $531,250 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old male pacers at the Meadowlands. Read More...

I’m Already Sexy game for Cardinal Handicap regardless of surface

DRF | 3 days ago
It’s been an eventful year for I’m Already Sexy, so why not a little bit more action? The 4-year-old filly figures to be the focus of the most attention leading into the Grade 3 Cardinal Handicap on Saturday at Churchill Downs, regardless of whether the race stays on turf. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from Nov. 15 – Nov. 19

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

Los Alamitos Super Derby slated for Saturday

DRF | 3 days ago
The $972,100 Los Alamitos Super Derby, postponed three weeks to allow for extensive drug testing of the 10 finalists, will be run on Saturday with no changes to the field since time trials were run on Oct. 12. Read More...

Lucy’s Bob Boy a strong favorite to repeat in A Huevo Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Lucy’s Bob Boy disappointed his backers who sent him off as the 1-2 favorite in last month’s $450,000 West Virginia Breeders’ Classic. But he won’t have to contend with nemesis Russell Road in Saturday night’s $50,000 A Huevo Stakes at Charles Town. Read More...

Indiantown Sunrise should appreciate added distance in Glorious Song

DRF | 3 days ago
Indiantown Sunrise should enjoy the move out to seven furlongs in Saturday’s $125,000 Glorious Song, an open stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine. Read More...

Breeders Crown: The Father Patrick roller coaster

DRF | 3 days ago
The roller coaster year for Father Patrick could be about to hit an upswing in the $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old trotters. That is if you believe the words of trainer Jimmy Takter. Read More...

Del Mar Horses to Watch

DRF | 3 days ago
Horses to Watch for Del Mar. Read More...

Pandolfo: Resilient Crown contenders loving the Meadowlands

DRF | 4 days ago
With the Breeders Crown being raced later in the season this year, the temperatures will be cooler than they were the past few years. That could be a good thing. The cooler the temperature, the slower the races. Slower final times help keep the races fair because it gives the closers a better chance of catching up. The weather forecast is calling for temperatures in the mid to high 20's for Friday night, and about ten degrees warmer for Saturday, with 5 to 10 mph winds. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for November 13 to 16

DRF | 4 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends for November 13 to 16, 2014. Read More...

Breeders Crown: Arch Madness hoping to peak in Crown Trot

DRF | 4 days ago
Finishing sixth in last week’s Breeders Crown Open Trot elimination may not have been good enough for some, but for trainer Trond Smedshammer’s Arch Madness it was good enough to earn the 10-year-old a ticket to the $500,000 final on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Read More...

Aikenite moves to Bridlewood Farm in Florida

DRF | 4 days ago
Grade 2 winner Aikenite will relocate to John and Leslie Malone’s Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla., for the 2015 breeding season. Read More...

Churchill calls off Thursday racing program

DRF | 4 days ago
Churchill Downs has canceled its 10-race Thursday program, marking the second straight cancellation because of a frozen racetrack. Read More...

California restricts whip use by jockeys

DRF | 4 days ago
The California Horse Racing Board passed a rule on Wednesday limiting jockeys to three consecutive strikes with a whip before they must pause to allow a horse to respond. Read More...

Meadowlands: Friday 11/21 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 11/21 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 11/21 analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Friday 11/21 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Ocho Ocho Ocho makes two-turn debut in Jackpot

DRF | 4 days ago
Ocho Ocho Ocho is one of the most exciting prospects in Saturday's Delta Downs Jackpot as an undefeated stakes winner with a serious turn of foot. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 11/21 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 11/21 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Jose Santos part of Golden Actor team for Delta Jackpot

DRF | 4 days ago
Golden Actor will have a Hall of Fame rider on his team Saturday when he runs in the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot. But the retired Jose Santos won’t be making his comeback on the horse. Read More...

Trinniberg leads Rockridge Stud roster

DRF | 4 days ago
Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y., has released the advertised 2015 fees for its six-horse stallion roster. Leading the group is champion sprinter Trinniberg, whose first foals will arrive in 2015. Read More...

Louisiana gets ball rolling on stricter medication rules

DRF | 4 days ago
The Louisiana Racing Commission has formally begun a process to adopt a set of new medication rules that are being supported by a number of national racing organizations as a way to align the country’s racing jurisdictions. Read More...