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Sadler’s Joy solid in work for Sword Dancer

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Tom Albertrani doesn't typically use a jockey to work his horses, but on Monday, Julien Leparoux put Sadler's Joy through a five-furlong work in 1:01.88 over the Saratoga main track. Sadler's Joy is pointing to Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Sword Dancer. Read More...

By the Moon tries again for Grade 1 win at Spa in Ballerina

DRF | 1 day ago
Though By the Moon is already a Grade 1 winner, her connections would like nothing more than to get a Grade 1 victory at Saratoga. Considering how well the filly has run in Grade 1 stakes here, it would seem like she is due one. Read More...

Chiropractor to get one more shot at firm turf

DRF | 1 day ago
With his losing streak stretching to seven as he finished sixth in an optional-claiming event last Saturday on the Saratoga turf, Chiropractor will get another shot at firmer turf before possible retirement. Read More...

Central Banker excels with first crop at Fasig-Tipton New York-bred sale

DRF | 1 day ago
Central Banker entered New York's stallion ranks with plenty of buzz and took a step toward making good on it with a strong performance from his debut crop at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale. Read More...

Owners double down on Mucho Macho Man

DRF | 1 day ago
Mucho Macho Man took Dean and Patti Reeves to the top of the sport during his ontrack career, highlighted by a win in the 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic. Now the Georgia-based owners are banking on their star runner getting them back with his foals. Read More...

Golden Gate Fields carries momentum into summer meet

DRF | 1 day ago
Golden Gate Fields hopes to continue the positive trend from its long winter-spring meeting when racing resumes Thursday for a 16-day summer meeting. Read More...

Songbird likely to face four in Personal Ensign

DRF | 1 day ago
Two-time Eclipse Award champion Songbird on Tuesday was scheduled to arrive at Saratoga, where on Saturday she is expected to face four rivals in the Grade 1, $700,000 Personal Ensign Stakes on the Travers card. Read More...

Classy Tune targets Raven Run Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Classy Tune, the 5 1/2-length winner of an allowance race for 3-year-old fillies Sunday, likely will be pointed to the Grade 2, $250,000 Raven Run Stakes on Oct. 21 at Keeneland for her stakes debut, trainer Simon Callaghan said Monday. Read More...

Zatter, St. Patrick’s Day may meet again in Del Mar Futurity

DRF | 1 day ago
Zatter and St. Patrick's Day, who ran one-two in their debuts in a strong six-furlong race for maiden 2-year-olds on Sunday, both are under serious consideration for the Grade 1, $300,000 Del Mar Futurity going seven furlongs on closing day, Sept. 4, trainer Bob Baffert said Monday. Read More...

Jockey Garcia grateful for Pacific Classic score

DRF | 1 day ago
The victory by Collected in the Pacific Classic on Saturday was a welcomed one for jockey Martin Garcia, who has had limited action at this meet in part because of a back injury initially sustained this spring. Read More...

With Cloud Computing in, Travers to feature all three Triple Crown race winners

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Chad Brown officially came down off the fence on Monday and said Preakness winner Cloud Computing will run in Saturday's Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Apache Brave needs to stay focused in Thursday feature

DRF | 2 days ago
Apache Brave is clearly the one to beat in a $25,000 optional-claiming race that will serve as Thursday's feature at Gulfstream Park. After all, he finished first when he was favored at the same level and distance Aug. 3. Read More...

Comebacking Silent Bird to face tough field in Pat O’Brien Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Silent Bird, on the sidelines since March after breaking a five-race win streak in his graded stakes debut, faces a tough comeback assignment in the Grade 2 Pat O'Brien at Del Mar. Read More...

Cupid auditions for BC Classic in Harry Brubaker

DRF | 2 days ago
Cupid must be a slam-dunk pick-six single Wednesday at Del Mar, right? Because a $75,000 ungraded stakes should be easy pickings following Cupid's decisive victory in a Grade 1 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Monday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Bankers Holiday back at the right distance off the layoff

DRF | 2 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Monday's card at Saratoga. Read More...

Sparkman: Tricky Escape scores for Hat Trick

DRF | 2 days ago
The export of 1989 Horse of the Year and dual classic winner Sunday Silence to Japan turned out to be a huge blow to the American breeding industry and the most important importation in the history of Japanese racing. Read More...

Santa Anita, without Breeders’ Cup, offers six fewer stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Santa Anita will offer a reduced schedule of 21 stakes for its 19-day autumn meeting from Sept. 29-Oct. 29, a decline of six from 2016 when the meeting included the Breeders' Cup races. Read More...

Will She likely to show the way in Rainbow Connection

DRF | 2 days ago
It's hard to say which front-runner will have the edge in Tuesday's $75,000 Rainbow Connection Stakes at Fort Erie, but the stakes winner Will She could be the speed of the speed in the five-furlong turf dash for Ontario-sired females. Read More...

Mr Havercamp to make stakes debut at Saratoga

DRF | 2 days ago
Mr Havercamp remained unbeaten in his second career start when he won an allowance over 1 1/16 miles on turf by 8 1/2 lengths at Woodbine on Aug. 13. Now Mr Havercamp will make his stakes debut in his next start, trainer Catherine Day Phillips said. Read More...

Listenlindalisten makes it two consecutive stakes scores

DRF | 2 days ago
Mark Casse-trained Listenlindalisten doubled up last week by taking the Eternal Search Stakes over 1 1/16 miles on Woodbine's Tapeta. Two weeks prior, Listenlindalisten had recorded her first career stakes score in the Passing Mood Stakes, a race originally scheduled for turf but was moved to the Tapeta following heavy rain. Read More...

Trip Notes for August 19-20: Pacific Classic, Alabama, Del Mar Handicap, and more

DRF | 2 days ago
Trip notes by Michael Hammersly for stakes races run on August 19-20, including the Pacific Classic and Alabama. Read More...

Free: Del Mar horses to watch for week of Aug. 21

DRF | 2 days ago
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Bettor spends $10 to hit Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream for $259,000

DRF | 2 days ago
The Rainbow 6 jackpot at Gulfstream Park was solved on Saturday by one lucky fan who collected $259,573 for having the only winning ticket on the six-race sequence. And he did it for an investment of only $10. Read More...

Tioga Downs: Empire Breeders Classic finals won by Heaven’s Gait, Obvious Blue Chip

DRF | 2 days ago
Heaven's Gait (colt) and Obvious Blue Chip (filly) were the winners of the Empire Breeders Classic finals for 3-year-old pacers that were staged on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs. Read More...

Tioga Downs: Empire Breeders Classic finals won by Heaven’s Gait, Obvious Blue Chip

DRF | 2 days ago
Heaven's Gait (colt) and Obvious Blue Chip (filly) were the winners of the Empire Breeders Classic finals for 3-year-old pacers that were staged on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs. Read More...

Two carryovers into Wednesday card at Del Mar

DRF | 2 days ago
There will be a pick six carryover of $147,012 in the general pool and another $31,502 in the single-ticket jackpot going into Wednesday's card at Del Mar following a sequence on Sunday that was so inscrutable all tickets were busted after four legs. Read More...

Blackjackcat hangs on for first graded win in Del Mar Mile

DRF | 2 days ago
A span of 220 yards has meant the difference between losses and wins in the last year for Blackjackcat, who is now unbeaten in his last three starts and picked up his first graded stakes victory in Sunday's Grade 2 Del Mar Mile. Read More...

Hippodrome 3R: Western Fame takes Prix d’Été title

DRF | 2 days ago
Western Fame led from start to finish on his way to winning the C$200,000 Prix d'Été for 4-year-old pacers on Sunday afternoon at Hippodrome 3R in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. Read More...

Hippodrome 3R: Western Fame takes Prix d’Été title

DRF | 2 days ago
Western Fame led from start to finish on his way to winning the C$200,000 Prix d'Été for 4-year-old pacers on Sunday afternoon at Hippodrome 3R in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. Read More...

Honey’s Sox Appeal, True West give trainer Mac Robertson bookend wins in Minnesota Festival stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Mac Robertson extended his own record in the Minnesota Festival of Champions when sending out a pair of winners Sunday in the annual celebration of state-breds at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn. Read More...

Honey’s Sox Appeal, True West give trainer Mac Robertson bookend wins in Minnesota Festival stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Mac Robertson extended his own record in the Minnesota Festival of Champions when sending out a pair of winners Sunday in the annual celebration of state-breds at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn. Read More...

Verve’s Tale out-duels Blue Prize in Summer Colony Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
The scratch of morning-line favorite Going for Broke was supposed to make life a lot easier for Verve’s Tale in Sunday’s $100,000 Summer Colony Stakes at Saratoga. While in the end Verve’s Tale got the job done, it was anything but easy for the odds-on favorite. Read More...

Verve’s Tale out-duels Blue Prize in Summer Colony Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
The scratch of morning-line favorite Going for Broke was supposed to make life a lot easier for Verve’s Tale in Sunday’s $100,000 Summer Colony Stakes at Saratoga. While in the end Verve’s Tale got the job done, it was anything but easy for the odds-on favorite. Read More...

Dak Attack and Kelly’s Humor win Ellis Park juvenile stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Dak Attack and Kelly’s Humor both took big steps toward the next round of Breeders’ Cup preps when capturing seven-furlong stakes for 2-year-olds Sunday at Ellis Park in western Kentucky. Read More...

Dak Attack and Kelly’s Humor win Ellis Park juvenile stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Dak Attack and Kelly’s Humor both took big steps toward the next round of Breeders’ Cup preps when capturing seven-furlong stakes for 2-year-olds Sunday at Ellis Park in western Kentucky. Read More...

Channel Maker gets his nose in front in Breeders’ Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
The favored Saratoga shipper Channel Maker captured Sunday’s 126th running of the Breeders’ Stakes by a nose over Final Copy, giving jockey Rafael Hernandez his second straight victory in the third leg of the Canadian Triple Crown at Woodbine. Read More...

Channel Maker gets his nose in front in Breeders’ Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
The favored Saratoga shipper Channel Maker captured Sunday’s 126th running of the Breeders’ Stakes by a nose over Final Copy, giving jockey Rafael Hernandez his second straight victory in the third leg of the Canadian Triple Crown at Woodbine. Read More...

Del Mar maiden winner Moonshine Memories targeting Chandelier Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Moonshine Memories will go from a maiden race win in her debut at Del Mar on Saturday to the Grade 1 Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita on Sept. 30, trainer Simon Callaghan said on Sunday. Read More...

Del Mar maiden winner Moonshine Memories targeting Chandelier Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Moonshine Memories will go from a maiden race win in her debut at Del Mar on Saturday to the Grade 1 Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita on Sept. 30, trainer Simon Callaghan said on Sunday. Read More...

Unique Bella gets back to work at Del Mar, Songbird breezes for Personal Ensign

DRF | 2 days ago
Unique Bella – considered the leading 3-year-old filly in the country last winter before going to the sidelines in March – worked three furlongs in 36.40 seconds at Del Mar on Sunday, while two-time champion Songbird turned in a half-mile breeze for the Personal Ensign. Read More...

Unique Bella gets back to work at Del Mar, Songbird breezes for Personal Ensign

DRF | 2 days ago
Unique Bella – considered the leading 3-year-old filly in the country last winter before going to the sidelines in March – worked three furlongs in 36.40 seconds at Del Mar on Sunday, while two-time champion Songbird turned in a half-mile breeze for the Personal Ensign. Read More...

Can’thelpbelieving bounces back with Sky Classic win

DRF | 2 days ago
Can’thelpbelieving’s first trip to Woodbine on July 29 was a frustrating second as the favorite in the Grade 2 Nijinsky Stakes. He made amends Sunday with an easier-than-looked score in the Grade 2, $175,000 Sky Classic. Read More...

Can’thelpbelieving bounces back with Sky Classic win

DRF | 2 days ago
Can’thelpbelieving’s first trip to Woodbine on July 29 was a frustrating second as the favorite in the Grade 2 Nijinsky Stakes. He made amends Sunday with an easier-than-looked score in the Grade 2, $175,000 Sky Classic. Read More...

Tioga Downs: Track records lowered in Roll With Joe, Ms. Versatility

DRF | 2 days ago
35-1 shot Dealt A Winner set a new track record for an aged gelding pacer of 1:47 4/5 in winning the $163,000 Roll With Joe for open pacers, and Pasithea Face S shattered the all-age track record for a trotter by scoring in 1:50 4/5 in the $40,000 Ms. Versatility for trotting mares on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs. Read More...

Tioga Downs: Track records lowered in Roll With Joe, Ms. Versatility

DRF | 2 days ago
35-1 shot Dealt A Winner set a new track record for an aged gelding pacer of 1:47 4/5 in winning the $163,000 Roll With Joe for open pacers, and Pasithea Face S shattered the all-age track record for a trotter by scoring in 1:50 4/5 in the $40,000 Ms. Versatility for trotting mares on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs. Read More...

In Del Mar ‘Cap, Hunt passes distance test for Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 2 days ago
Hunt was still on the racetrack following a win in the Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap on Saturday when trainer Phil D’Amato’s thoughts turned to the Breeders’ Cup Turf on the same turf course on Nov. 4. Read More...

Keeneland’s QE II could set up as Del Mar Oaks rematch

DRF | 2 days ago
The three fillies separated by a nose and a neck at the finish of Saturday’s Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks may meet again in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland on Oct. 14. Read More...

Brandy’s Girl defeats the boys in Jupiter Beach

DRF | 2 days ago
Favorites swept Gulfstream's weekend stakes when Brandy’s Girl defeated male rivals in the Jupiter Beach Handicap a day after Kroy came through in the Tortugas Stakes. Read More...

Good Samaritan puts in five-furlong prep for Travers Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Good Samaritan, the Grade 2 Jim Dandy winner, worked five furlongs in 1:01.67 Sunday morning over the Oklahoma training track, his final serious move before next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes. Read More...

Unfortunately having a most fortunate summer in France

DRF | 2 days ago
Unfortunately won his second consecutive group stakes for 2-year-olds in the Group 1 Prix Morny at six furlongs on turf Sunday at Deauville Racecourse. Havana Grey, who set the pace, finished second, giving trainer Karl Burke a sweep of the exacta in the eight-horse field. Read More...