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Streamline has strong ties to Vanier family

DRF | 1 day ago
The late horseman Harvey Vanier had a direct influence on the results of the Grade 2, $350,000 Azeri last Saturday at Oaklawn Park. Streamline, who won the race, represents the best of the Illinois-based breeding and racing program Vanier operated with his wife, Nancy. Read More...

Dozen expected for San Luis Rey

DRF | 1 day ago
The field for Saturday's $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes at 1 1/2 miles on turf had 12 expected starters on Wednesday morning, a change from earlier in this decade when the race drew fields of five in 2012 and 2014, and six in 2011. Read More...

Goldfeder: Churn to learn

DRF | 1 day ago
How does one keep centered when grinding out daily play and seeking opportunity? For me, the best way to keep focused and stay sharp is to be involved. You need to take your shots, but you also have to learn to create your best shots. Read More...

Del Mar to run 41 stakes during summer meet

DRF | 1 day ago
Del Mar has scheduled 41 stakes for its summer meeting, which runs from July 19 to Sept. 4, including several that serve as prep races for the Breeders' Cup at the track on Nov. 3-4. Read More...

Kitten’s Cat favored at 4-1 in full field for Spiral Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Kitten's Cat was pegged a lukewarm 4-1 morning-line favorite when a full field of 3-year-olds was drawn Wednesday at the Jack Cincinnati Casino for the Grade 3, $500,000 Spiral Stakes, the annual showcase event at Turfway Park across the Ohio River in Florence, Ky. Read More...

Baffert returns to his racing roots

DRF | 1 day ago
Long before trainer Bob Baffert was inducted into the Hall of Fame, saddled a Triple Crown winner in American Pharoah, and won the world's richest Thoroughbred race with Pegasus hero Arrogate, he spent the occasional weekend at Sunland Park in New Mexico. Read More...

Law Abidin Citizen switches to turf sprint

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Mark Glatt has chosen to keep Law Abidin Citizen, second in the Grade 2 San Vicente in his stakes debut, in lesser races. Friday, Law Abidin Citizen will have his turf course debut in a first-level optional $75,000 claimer at about 6 1/2 furlongs on the hillside course at Santa Anita. Read More...

McLaughlin likes potential of Florida shipper Tathqeef

DRF | 1 day ago
Tathqeef, one of two yearlings that cost Shadwell Stables a combined $3.2 million at auction, recently arrived in New York from south Florida and runs in a first-level allowance at Aqueduct on Friday. Read More...

Katie Davis collects first stakes win in Conniver

DRF | 1 day ago
Katie Davis went down hard in a spill at Laurel Park on March 11. She took off her mounts the next day but dusted herself off and, despite still being sore, came back a week later to win back-to-back races, including the first stakes of her career. Read More...

Sweezey going out on his own as trainer

DRF | 1 day ago
Kent Sweezey is coming home. Sweezey has been allotted six stalls at the Trackside training center in Louisville, where he will embark on a solo training career using his home state of Kentucky as his primary base. Read More...

Yonkers: Soto taking on the best in Levy series

DRF | 1 day ago
Ken Wood has seen Soto grow up. And now Wood is watching the 5-year-old pacer tangle with the big boys in the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Champagne Room will continue to race

DRF | 1 day ago
Champagne Room, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2016, will be put back in training this summer after a 90-day break to recover from recent surgery to remove a bone chip from an ankle. Read More...

Juggling two jobs works well for Dilodovico

DRF | 1 day ago
Few people have as unusual a work day as Damon Dilodovico. As he has done for years, Dilodovico trains a 20-horse stable at Laurel Park in the morning. In the afternoon he changes hats and works for International Sound, a video production company that handles the Maryland tracks. Read More...

Finest City, Vale Dori could meet again in Beholder Mile

DRF | 1 day ago
Vale Dori and Finest City, the first two finishers in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita last Saturday, may have a rematch in early June. Read More...

Horse Player World Series requires different strokes

DRF | 1 day ago
The final Daily Racing Form qualifier for the Horse Player World Series is on Sunday. This is the first year that DRF Tournaments has run qualifiers for the HPWS and there have been a lot of questions about the event. Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Who’s hot, who’s not for March 22

DRF | 1 day ago
Kentucky Derby: Who's hot, who's not for March 22 Read More...

Unfazed fits well in turf allowance

DRF | 1 day ago
Unfazed kicked off her 2017 season with a solid second-place finish in a first-level allowance going one mile on the Tampa Bay Downs turf course last month and will look to earn her first win of the year in an identical race here Friday. Read More...

Voss, Good Night Shirt elected to racing Hall of Fame

DRF | 1 day ago
Thomas Voss, the late trainer who led the U.S. in steeplechase wins five times, and Good Night Shirt, a two-time steeplechase champion, have been elected as steeplechase representatives to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, the organization announced Wednesday. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Mar. 14 – Mar. 16

DRF | 1 day ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 3/23 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 3/23 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 3/23 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Thursday 3/23 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Kentucky Derby pedigree analysis: Malagacy

DRF | 1 day ago
Kentucky Derby pedigree analysis: Malagacy Read More...

Classic Empire gets change of scenery, works five furlongs

DRF | 1 day ago
Notorious bad boy Classic Empire, who on Sunday refused to work at Palm Meadows in south Florida for the second time in less than a month, on Wednesday worked five furlongs in 1:01.80 at Winding Oaks Farm in Ocala, Fla., where he had been sent on Sunday. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Hoppertunity a blue-collar multimillionaire

DRF | 1 day ago
In American racing, they call an honest horse that grinds his way start after start into regular purse earnings without ever dominating his competition a “check-getter.” Hoppertunity is a check-getter on about the grandest scale imaginable. Read More...

Spiral Stakes contenders don’t have Derby fever – yet

DRF | 1 day ago
Not a single one of the 3-year-olds entered in the Spiral Stakes had blipped the Kentucky Derby radar before this week. Still, a victory in the Turfway Park showcase on Saturday equates to a spot in the Derby starting gate, although most horsemen this side of Ken Ramsey aren't quite ready to fully commit to proceeding that way in case they win. Read More...

McCarthy, Magee on hot streaks at Laurel

DRF | 1 day ago
Jockey Trevor McCarthy is coming off a huge week at Laurel Park during which he won with nine of his 21 mounts. A total of 27 races were run at Laurel last week. On the trainer’s side, Kieron Magee went 5 for 8 last weekend. Read More...

Casse thinking of sending filly for Fair Grounds Oaks

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Mark Casse already has penciled in Noble Bird for a start April 1 at Fair Grounds in the New Orleans Handicap, and he said he is considering sending a filly, too, for the Fair Grounds Oaks that day. Read More...

Commonwealth next up for Yockey’s Warrior

DRF | 1 day ago
Yockey's Warrior, the 5-year-old sprinter whose three-race win streak includes a victory at Fair Grounds in the Thanksgiving Handicap, will make his next start in the seven-furlong, $250,000 Commonwealth Stakes April 8 at Keeneland, trainer Al Stall said. Read More...

Pletcher might have two in Louisiana Derby

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher has won two Kentucky Derby preps at Oaklawn and one at Tampa Bay Downs with three different horses this year. He has other 3-year-olds for the Florida Derby, and perhaps the Wood Memorial and the Santa Anita Derby, and he is probably going to enter two horses for the $1 million Louisiana Derby on April 1 at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Beer: Aqueduct horses to watch for week of March 20

DRF | 1 day ago
Beer: Aqueduct horses to watch for week of March 20 Read More...

$90,000 Graydar colt tops revived Pegasus Training and Rehabilitation Center sale

DRF | 1 day ago
The 2017 Pegasus Training and Rehabilitation Center sale of 2-year-olds in training returned from a five-year hiatus on Tuesday, led by a $90,000 colt from the first crop of Graydar. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Post 9 for Arrogate just fine with Baffert

DRF | 1 day ago
Arrogate will break from post 9 on Saturday night at Meydan Racecourse when he tries to add the $10 million Dubai World Cup to consecutive wins in the Travers, Breeders’ Cup Classic, and Pegasus World Cup. Read More...

Delta trainer Ramirez fined for horse mixup

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Eduardo Ramirez has been fined $1,000 by the stewards at Delta Downs for his part in a incident involving two horses that raced under swapped identities, and he could face additional penalties. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Half-interest sold in Neolithic

DRF | 2 days ago
Owner Starlight Racing has sold a half-interest in Neolithic days before the horse starts in the $10 million Dubai World Cup, according to a news release from Starlight. Read More...

Road to the Derby: Rebel Stakes analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Road to the Derby: Rebel Stakes analysis Read More...

Hong Kong Selections for Wednesday, March 22, 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
Hong Kong Selections for Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Happy Valley. Read More...

Harness: Penpal looks to make her mark in 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
Penpal is yet to come up with a statement win so far in her career, but the now 4-year-old pacing mare has done plenty to enhance her bank statements through two seasons of racing. Read More...

Mastery to stand at Claiborne Farm when racing career is over

DRF | 2 days ago
Although a decision has yet to be reached on the future of unbeaten Mastery’s racing career, a deal has been inked to stand him at historic Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky., upon his eventual retirement. Read More...

Loiselle, Vella, Baker among Canadian Hall nominees

DRF | 2 days ago
Longtime Woodbine track announcer Dan Loiselle and Sovereign Award-winning trainers Daniel Vella and Reade Baker headline the list of 15 Thoroughbred candidates eligible to be inducted to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2017. Read More...

Zoccali: Of court rulings, ‘beards’ and a final goodbye to Sam

DRF | 2 days ago
In what was a very difficult week for the harness racing community, to be honest, I am not really in the mental place to go in-depth on industry issues. Instead, I will just share a few thoughts on some of the matters in racing this week. Read More...

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending March 19, 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
Each week, TimeformUS Chief Figure Maker Craig Milkowski takes a look back at the weekend’s graded stakes and releases the TimeformUS Speed Figures for these races. Read More...

Frosted to Darley Australia for Southern Hemisphere season

DRF | 2 days ago
Multiple Grade 1 winner Frosted will shuttle to Darley Australia for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season. Read More...

Fever forces Imperial Hint to scratch from Dubai Golden Shaheen

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Luis Carvajal confirmed Tuesday that Imperial Hint has been scratched from the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen on the Dubai World Cup card Saturday. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 3/22 Analysis + Pick Four Ticket

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

Bayerd could be the speed of sprint

DRF | 3 days ago
Oaklawn has an abundant collection of quality sprinters on the grounds led by Whitmore, and the division's embarrassment of riches will be on display Thursday. Read More...

Chocolate Ride finds sweet spot

DRF | 3 days ago
At this time the last two years, Chocolate Ride was preparing to start in the Grade 2 Muniz Memorial. But expectations have been scaled back for Chocolate Ride this season, and he runs Thursday in an optional claimer at about a mile on the turf. Read More...

Canadian trainers hope to earn shipping money

DRF | 3 days ago
Before Canadian-based horsemen Michael DePaulo and Nicholas Gonzalez return to Woodbine for the summer, they both have some unfinished business at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Farrell holding form for Fair Grounds Oaks

DRF | 3 days ago
After a modest if successful 3-year-old debut in the Silverbulletday Stakes in January, Farrell looked more like the filly who romped to victory last fall in the Grade 2 Golden Rod when she won the Rachel Alexandra Stakes on Feb. 25 by more than three lengths. Read More...

Local Hero puts in fast work for Louisiana Derby

DRF | 3 days ago
Local Hero worked six furlongs Monday in 1:12.40, a fast time by Fair Grounds standards, as he prepares to race April 1 in the Grade 2, $1 million Louisiana Derby. Read More...

McCraken works for Blue Grass, Classic Empire does not

DRF | 3 days ago
McCraken and Classic Empire, two of the top-rated contenders for the Kentucky Derby on May 6, appear to be moving in different directions as their next scheduled start, the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland on April 8, approaches. Read More...