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Gierkink: Woodbine horses to watch for week of Aug. 22

DRF | 2 days ago
Ron Gierkink's horses to watch at Woodbine for the week of Aug. 22. Read More...

Jockey Harvey breaks wrist in spill at Ferndale

DRF | 2 days ago
Jockey Barrington Harvey sustained a fractured right wrist when his mount, Woodacoudashouda, slipped and fell on the first turn in Saturday’s final race at the Humboldt County Fair in Ferndale, Calif. Read More...

Rideau Carleton: Good Will Hanover, L A Delight collect Ontario Sires Stakes Gold

DRF | 2 days ago
Ontario’s talented 3-year-old pacing fillies were the featured performers on the second half of Rideau Carleton Raceway’s Family Day double header Sunday, and the distaffers delivered impressive efforts two Gold Series divisions. Read More...

Red Mile: Kentucky Sire Stakes champions crowned

DRF | 2 days ago
Eight $175,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes finals for 2- and 3-year-olds were the featured events on Sunday night's card at The Red Mile. Read More...

Pocono: Butenschoen posts training triple in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer John Butenschoen sent out the winner in the first three of five Pennsylvania Sire Stakes sections for 2-year-old colt trotters on Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Read More...

Midnight Storm takes Del Mar Mile, will rest until Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 2 days ago
Midnight Storm won Sunday’s $200,000 Del Mar Mile as the 1-5 favorite. He won the $251,380 Eddie Read Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on July 17. The Del Mar Mile is likely to be Midnight Storm’s final start before the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita on Nov. 5, one of the world’s toughest turf races. Read More...

Camp Creek connects to pay $55.30 in Breeders’ Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Camp Creek, a $12,500 supplement, captured the $501,200 Breeders’ Stakes, the final leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, with a sweeping rally from left field under Rafael Hernandez at Woodbine on Sunday. Read More...

Time and Motion conquers Catch a Glimpse in Lake Placid

DRF | 2 days ago
Time and Motion ran out of ground when she was beaten a half-length by Catch a Glimpse in the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks last month. Jockey John Velazquez believed that was because he had the filly too far back, expecting there would be someone to pressure Catch a Glimpse early. Sunday, in a rematch of these two fillies in the Grade 2, $300,000 Lake Placid Stakes at Saratoga, Velazquez made sure to keep Time and Motion closer to Catch a Glimpse throughout. In the end, the strategy paid off as Time and Motion ran down Catch a Glimpse in deep stretch to win the Lake Placid by a neck at rainy Saratoga. Read More...

Can’thelpbelieving relishes shorter distance, softer company in Cliff Hanger

DRF | 3 days ago
Can'thelpbelieving was dropping in class and shortening up in distance for the Grade 3 Cliff Hanger at Monmouth Park on Sunday, and the result was a going-away victory in the 1 1/8-mile turf race. Read More...

Hippodrome 3R: Soft half the key in Rockin Ron’s Prix D’Été triumph

DRF | 3 days ago
Rockin Ron, who beat Wiggle It Jiggleit earlier this year in the Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs, did it again in Sunday afternoon's $200,000 Prix D'Été for 4-year-old pacers at Hippodrome 3R in Quebec. Read More...

Tioga Downs: Pacers battle in Empire Breeders Classic eliminations

DRF | 3 days ago
Sophomore pacers of both sexes raced in Empire Breeders Classic eliminations on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs. Each group was divided into a pair of eliminations, worth $12,500 apiece. Read More...

Maryland shipper Messi captures Sky Classic

DRF | 3 days ago
The Maryland shipper Messi kicked away in the stretch under Edgar Prado to post a mild upset in the Grade 2, $204,400 Sky Classic Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday. Read More...

Alabama victory toughens Songbird for challenges that lay ahead

DRF | 3 days ago
After convincingly winning the two Grade 1 route races for 3-year-old fillies at Saratoga, Songbird was set to return to Southern California early Monday morning with her unbeaten record intact and with a hardened core for the more difficult challenges that lay ahead. Read More...

Tioga Downs: Millers prevail in both New York Sire Stakes events

DRF | 3 days ago
Money Macintosh and Devious Man gave driver Andy Miller, trainer Julie Miller, and owner Stroy Inc. a sweep of the two $54,500 New York Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old colt trotters on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs. Read More...

Hard Aces injured, out until Santa Anita fall meet

DRF | 3 days ago
Hard Aces, the Grade 1 winner who finished eighth of nine in the $1,001,380 Pacific Classic on Saturday, emerged from the race with a cut on a foreleg and will not race again until the Santa Anita autumn meeting. Read More...

Baze will be Masochistic’s jockey in Pat O’Brien Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Masochistic will have a new, but familiar, jockey when he starts as the likely favorite in the $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del Mar next Saturday. Read More...

Ashleyluvssugar likey to prep for BC Turf with John Henry

DRF | 3 days ago
Ashleyluvssugar led Saturday’s $252,415 Del Mar Handicap by five lengths going into the turn, a point in the race trainer Peter Eurton sensed defeat. “I thought they’d swallow me at the quarter pole,” Eurton said. Read More...

Trainer Bill Mott was also a big winner on Saturday

DRF | 3 days ago
Overshadowed by the exploits of Songbird at Saratoga and California Chrome at Del Mar was that Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott won Grade 1 stakes at both tracks Saturday. Read More...

Lady Aurelia leads start to finish in France’s Prix Morny

DRF | 3 days ago
Lady Aurelia on Sunday won France’s biggest race for 2-year-olds in August – the $395,990 Prix Morny for colts and fillies at Deauville Racecourse. Read More...

Mohaymen ditches Travers, will race in King’s Bishop

DRF | 3 days ago
The connections of Mohaymen have re-routed their multiple graded-stakes-winning 3-year-old from next Saturday’s $1.25 million Travers at 1 1/4 miles to the $500,000 King’s Bishop Stakes at seven furlongs on the same card, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said Sunday. Read More...

Creator goes through final work before Travers

DRF | 3 days ago
Creator, the Belmont Stakes winner who finished last in the Jim Dandy in his most recent outing, completed preparations for his scheduled start in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers by working a half-mile in 49.36 seconds by himself Sunday morning over Saratoga’s Oklahoma training track. Read More...

Effects of California Chrome’s win will be felt months later

DRF | 3 days ago
It took a little more than two minutes for California Chrome to dominate Beholder, Dortmund, and Hoppertunity on Saturday in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar, but the ramifications of his overpowering victory may be felt for the next two months. Read More...

Illman: How I’ll play Saratoga, Sunday Aug. 21

DRF | 3 days ago
Sunday’s featured race is the $300,000, Grade 2 Lake Placid Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at nine furlongs on the inner turf course. Read More...

Firing Line’s comeback postponed, trainer says

DRF | 3 days ago
Firing Line’s comeback race, originally scheduled for Wednesday at Del Mar, will be postponed, trainer Simon Callaghan said Sunday morning. Read More...

Watchmaker: Void? What void? We have California Chrome and Songbird

DRF | 3 days ago
Remember how much concern there was late last year when American Pharoah, Honor Code, Liam’s Map, and Tonalist were all leaving the track for the breeding shed? Remember how some wondered how the giant void those retirements created could ever be filled? Now, doesn’t it seem silly that any of us wasted even one second on such worry? Read More...

Sir Genghis, Great Majestic are Owner’s Day winners

DRF | 3 days ago
Sir Genghis has shown versatility during the Evangeline Downs meet, winning a stakes at five-eighths of a mile in June, then closing out his local season Saturday night with another at 1 1/16 miles in the $60,000 Owner’s Day Cup. Read More...

Ready Intaglio and Muir triumph in Canadian Derby

DRF | 3 days ago
Ready Intaglio, benefiting from a great ride by Shamaree Muir, won the Grade 3, $150,000 Canadian Derby at Northlands Park on Saturday. Read More...

Saratoga-Del Mar pick four pays $29.95

DRF | 3 days ago
The 50-cent Saratoga-Del Mar all-stakes pick four returned $22.95 on a bet in which two races were won by the champions Songbird and California Chrome. Read More...

Ashleyluvssugar barely holds off Metaboss in Del Mar Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
By the slimmest of margins, Ashleyluvssugar is bound for the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 5. Ashleyluvssugar won Saturday’s $252,415 Del Mar Handicap by a nose over a fast-closing Metaboss. The win gave Ashleyluvssugar a fees-paid berth to the BC Turf through the Breeders’ Cup’s Win and You’re In program. Read More...

Coronas First Diva, Imperial Eagle top qualifiers for All American Futurity

DRF | 3 days ago
The filly Coronas First Diva was the fastest qualifier during the second day of trials Saturday for the All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs, when she covered 440 yards in 21.50 seconds during the 14th of 15 trials on the card. Read More...

Alvarado puts Harmonize in perfect position to win Del Mar Oaks

DRF | 3 days ago
Junior Alvarado guided Harmonize between runners in the final furlong to win the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks by a head over 9-1 Decked Out. Read More...

Songbird survives swift fractions to stay unbeaten in Alabama

DRF | 3 days ago
Around the far turn, Songbird left Go Maggie Go behind and the rest was rather easy as Songbird cruised home a seven-length winner of the 136th Alabama before an announced crowd of 40,329 on a perfect summer afternoon at Saratoga. Read More...

Batavia Downs: Close finish goes Robin J’s way

DRF | 3 days ago
There was a single $110,200 New York Sire Stakes contest for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday evening at Batavia Downs, and 6-5 favorite Robin J was up in the final stride to win in 1:56. Read More...

Tourist notches first Grade 1 victory in Fourstardave

DRF | 3 days ago
Tourist became a much-deserving Grade 1 winner for the first time when rallying from off a relatively slow pace to a 1 1/4-length victory over A Lot in Saturday’s $500,000 Fourstardave at Saratoga. Read More...

John Jones, 43-1, ends remarkable streak of Ben’s Cat in Mister Diz

DRF | 3 days ago
John Jones scored a front-running $88.80 upset in the $75,000 Mister Diz on Saturday at Laurel Park, breaking Ben's Cat's six-year reign in the six-furlong turf race for Maryland-bred or Maryland-sired horses. Read More...

Unbridled Mo outlasts Tejana to win Monmouth Oaks

DRF | 3 days ago
Unbridled Mo won her third consecutive race at the Monmouth Park meet Saturday, wearing down undefeated Tejana by a neck after a long stretch drive while making her stakes debut in the Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks. Read More...

Glenville Gardens holds off late charge to win Play the King

DRF | 4 days ago
Glenville Gardens ($26) proved his win in the allowance prep for the Play the King Stakes wasn’t a fluke when he won the Grade 2 Play the King itself at Woodbine on Saturday. Read More...

Disco Partner takes neck victory in Troy Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
It took a course record to beat Disco Partner two starts back in the Grade 3 Jaipur at Belmont Park. It would have taken a near course record to beat him in Saturday’s $100,000 Troy Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Bernier: How I’ll play Del Mar for Sunday, Aug. 21

DRF | 4 days ago
Here are a few horses to consider when constructing your wagers Sunday afternoon at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Read More...

Blue Point gets first stakes win in Gimcrack Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Blue Point won the first stakes of his brief career and moved to the fore of the British 2-year-old division with a three-length win in Saturday’s $262,860 Gimcrack Stakes for colts and geldings at York Racecourse. Read More...

Flintshire to have rabbit in Sword Dancer

DRF | 4 days ago
Not that he really needs any more help, but Flintshire, the top male turf horse in North America, might have some assistance in the form of a rabbit when he runs in next Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Sword Dancer Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Exaggerator puts in solid work for Travers

DRF | 4 days ago
If there were any doubt about whether Exaggerator would run in next Saturday's Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes, it was removed after the three-time Grade 1-winning 3-year-old put in a solid five-furlong workout over Saratoga's main track Saturday. Read More...

Stellar Wind gets back to work

DRF | 4 days ago
Stellar Wind, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2015 who beat Beholder in the Grade 1 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes on July 30, worked a half-mile in 49 seconds on Saturday. Read More...

Eskenformoney seeks elusive stakes win in Summer Colony

DRF | 4 days ago
After a frustrating second-place finish in the Grade 3 Molly Pitcher last month at Monmouth Park, Eskenformoney appears well spotted to make amends when she faces just five other fillies and mares in Monday's $100,000 Summer Colony Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Filly breaks down badly early on Pacific Classic Day

DRF | 4 days ago
A filly broke down badly during a workout, and her rider was transported to a hospital during training Saturday morning at Del Mar, just hours before Del Mar is to present the biggest race of the summer, the $1 million Pacific Classic, featuring Beholder, California Chrome, and Dortmund. Read More...

English Holiday looks to repeat in Molson Cup

DRF | 4 days ago
Tuesday night's card at Fort Erie features a trio of $30,000 stakes races for horses who have made at least two starts at the track this year: the Molson Cup over 1 1/16 miles on turf and the Andy Passero Memorial Cup and Bob Summers Memorial Cup, both over 6 1/2 furlongs on dirt. Read More...

Frenzified takes advantage of distance in CTT and TOC Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
After tuning up in races at a mile and 1 1/16 miles in her first two starts in this country, Frenzified finally got a chance to stretch out to a distance trainer Jim Cassidy thought would be ideal, and she responded by capturing the $78,445 CTT and TOC Handicap going 1 3/8 miles Friday at Del Mar. Read More...

Saratoga Harness: Fad Finance enters record book

DRF | 4 days ago
Fad Finance obliterated the track record for a 3-year-old trotting filly at Saratoga Harness when she won the first of a pair of New York Sire Stakes events on Friday night in 1:54 1/5, lowering the previous standard by a second and two-fifths. Non Stick won the other division, overcoming an outside journey in the opening half. Read More...

The Meadows: Callahan captures a pair of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes wins

DRF | 4 days ago
Driver Corey Callahan piloted Lookin Sharp and Black Broadway to victories in two of the three Pennsylvania Sire stakes divisions for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Friday evening at The Meadows. Miss Tezsla, driven by David Miller, took the other split. Read More...

Larry and Sharon Ross among those elected to Washington Racing Hall of Fame

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainers Larry and Sharon Ross head the list of people and horses who were elected to the Washington Racing Hall of Fame. Read More...