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Little Baltar can keep Joseph barn rolling

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. has maintained a high win percentage throughout 2017, in part by picking out spots such as Saturday's optional-claiming feature at Gulfstream Park West for Little Baltar. Read More...

Jockey Roman Chapa gets 10 years probation for making false statements

DRF | 1 day ago
Roman Chapa, the Texas journeyman jockey who was suspended for five years in 2015 for using an illegal electrical device on a horse, has been placed on probation for 10 years after pleading guilty to a criminal charge of making a false statement to a state investigator. Read More...

Finding right answer in Oakland Stakes no easy task

DRF | 1 day ago
Ten sprinters signed up for Saturday's $50,000-added Oakland Stakes at Golden Gate Fields, and handicappers will have to sift through almost as many questions to isolate the winner of the six-furlong Tapeta race. Read More...

Rain would brighten day for 11 of 12 Cardinal entrants

DRF | 1 day ago
Rain and strong winds are forecast for this area Saturday, which might actually be good news for some horsemen with starters in the Grade 3 Cardinal Handicap at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Be Vewy Vewy Quiet looks to rebound in Frost King

DRF | 1 day ago
Be Vewy Vewy Quiet will try to rebound off two short-priced losses on Saturday at Woodbine in the $125,000 Frost King Stakes, a seven-furlong sprint for Ontario-sired juveniles. Read More...

Delta Prince-Blacktype showdown in Artie Schiller Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Not much separates Delta Prince and Blacktype coming into the $150,000 Artie Schiller at Aqueduct on Saturday. And, since they both have tactical speed and the ability to handle less-than-firm turf, there might not be much separating them at the conclusion of the mile race, either. Read More...

Hoosier: Wright collects win No. 5,000 on Wednesday

DRF | 1 day ago
Driver Darrell Wright recorded the 5,000th win of his career after he piloted Harveybear to victory in a conditioned pace at Hoosier Park on Wednesday, November 15. The 1:57 1/5 victory marked the first win of the season for the 3-year-old gelded son of He’s All That and a major career milestone for the 55-year-old Michigan native. Read More...

Line of Vision rallies to win South Ocean Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Line of Vision ($7.50) mounted a powerful wide rally to take the $125,000 South Ocean Stakes under Luis Contreras on Wednesday night at Woodbine. Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

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

Keeneland November: Weanlings dominate Book 5 opener

DRF | 2 days ago
Book 5 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale kicked off on Wednesday with steady results dominated by weanlings, led by a $110,000 Broken Vow filly. Read More...

Bergman: What a difference a year makes

DRF | 2 days ago
Somehow those who have watched and enjoyed the sport had to know that there was just no way 2017 could ever live up to 2016 on a broad scale. There could not be another 1:46 pacer or a field of horses that deserve superlatives every time they reached the track. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 11/17 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Friday 11/17 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 11/17 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 11/17 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Ghostzapper to stand for $85,000 at Adena Springs in 2018

DRF | 2 days ago
Hall of Famer Ghostzapper will stand for an increased fee of $85,000, and his sire Awesome Again will remain at a private fee for 2018 at Adena Springs’s flagship Kentucky farm. Read More...

English Channel leads Calumet stallion roster

DRF | 2 days ago
Calumet Farm in Lexington, Ky., released the 2018 advertised fees for its 22-horse stallion roster, led once again by English Channel at $25,000 and featuring four new additions. Read More...

Jose Ortiz to have knee surgery, will miss six weeks

DRF | 2 days ago
Jose Ortiz, a leading contender for the Eclipse Award as North America’s outstanding jockey, will undergo minor knee surgery on Dec. 5 and miss at least six weeks of action. Read More...

She’screative tries to carry her speed in Louisiana Jewel

DRF | 2 days ago
She'screative will attempt to stretch her excellent speed around two turns Friday night, when she faces fellow stakes winner Emily's Lollipop and impressive last-out winners Testing One Two, Yes Gorgeous, and Girls Life in the $150,000 Louisiana Jewel at Delta Downs. Read More...

Desi Arnaz Stakes could provide rival for Alluring Star

DRF | 2 days ago
The Desi Arnaz Stakes for 2-year-old fillies on Saturday at Del Mar could be a springboard to the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Starlet three weeks hence. Read More...

Prat to represent U.S. in Hong Kong jockey competition

DRF | 2 days ago
Flavien Prat will represent the United States in an international jockey championship at Happy Valley racecourse in Hong Kong on Dec. 6, it was announced on Wednesday by the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Read More...

Abel Tasman, Mor Spirit getting time off

DRF | 2 days ago
The Bob Baffert-trained duo of Abel Tasman and Mor Spirit both are getting some time off, but are to remain in training next year. Read More...

Greyvitos to Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity

DRF | 2 days ago
Greyvitos, upset winner of the Bob Hope Stakes for 2-year-olds last weekend, has earned a berth in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity on Dec. 9, trainer Adam Kitchingman said. Read More...

Welder looks sharp for Silver Goblin Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
It is an Oklahoma Classics reunion on Friday night at Remington Park, where five horses who last raced in the statebred stakes series meet in the $50,000 Silver Goblin. Read More...

Hovdey: Final Grade 1’s only count for show and dough

DRF | 2 days ago
There's no use fighting it. Not even the traditional calendar has a chance. The 2017 Thoroughbred racing season, as far as championships go, lasted 10 months and a few days, effectively ending the moment Win the Space trundled home last in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Del Mar on Nov. 4. Read More...

Zandar sharp for Friday turf sprint

DRF | 2 days ago
Seven were entered for Friday's $43,000 feature, a first-level optional claimer at five furlongs on the turf. Trainer Brendan Walsh will send out Zandar as the likely favorite should the race stay on the grass. Read More...

Smooth Daddy gets some class relief in optional claimer

DRF | 2 days ago
Both Smooth Daddy and Roman Approval are principal players in Friday's third race at Aqueduct, a high-level optional-claiming turf marathon. Read More...

Sadler’s Joy taking a break in Florida

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Tom Albertrani has shipped Breeders' Cup Turf fourth-place finisher Sadler's Joy to the Palm Meadows Training Center in south Florida, where he will be rested before gearing up for next season. Read More...

Aqueduct offering stakes to go with your turkey

DRF | 2 days ago
This Saturday will begin the best two-week run in New York racing until next spring. Twelve stakes with total purses of more than $1.82 million will be run Saturday through Sunday, Nov. 26. The following Saturday, Dec. 2, is Cigar Mile Day, when four stakes with combined purses of $1.45 million will be held at Aqueduct. Read More...

Trevor McCarthy making jump to New York

DRF | 2 days ago
Jockey Trevor McCarthy hasn't ridden since being injured in a May spill at Monmouth Park but expects to be cleared to start galloping horses early next month. When he returns to the races around the first of the year, McCarthy will be changing venues and leaving the friendly confines of Maryland for New York. Read More...

Dona Bruja’s Cardinal start hinges on turf condition

DRF | 2 days ago
Dona Bruja will be favored as the starting 122-pound highweight Saturday in the Cardinal Handicap, but trainer Ignacio Correas said she will run only if the rainy forecast does not overly affect the Churchill turf course. Read More...

Emerald Downs 2018 season to open April 22

DRF | 2 days ago
Emerald Downs Racetrack and Casino announced that their 2018 meet will begin Sunday, April 22 and conclude Sunday, Sept. 30. Read More...

Stewart eyes Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes for maiden Givemeaminit

DRF | 2 days ago
He's still a maiden, but that wouldn't preclude Givemeaminit from being one of the favorites for the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, one of six graded stakes that help close the 21-day Churchill fall meet next week. Read More...

Van Berg still training as he battles cancer

DRF | 2 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg recently underwent surgery for cancer of his inner jaw but continues to train a stable that will move to Oaklawn Park in Arkansas shortly after the Churchill Downs fall meet ends Nov. 26. Read More...

Impressive maiden winner Batiquitos returns in turf allowance

DRF | 2 days ago
Batiquitos, one of the more impressive debut winners of the Santa Anita winter meeting, finally returns to the races on Friday at Del Mar in a five-furlong turf sprint for older California-bred females. Read More...

Two-time Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Lure dies at 28

DRF | 2 days ago
Hall of Famer and two-time Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Lure died Wednesday morning at his longtime home, Claiborne Farm, due to the infirmities of old age. The son of Danzig was 28. Read More...

Bourke wins trip in and of his dreams

DRF | 2 days ago
Michael Bourke is going to Australia courtesy of Sky Racing World and DRF Tournaments. Bourke, a retired attorney, doesn't play in a lot of handicapping contests, but he is on the DRF Tournaments email list, and a few weeks ago he saw a note about a game that interested him: the Everest Tournament. Read More...

100 horses on offer in Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners mixed sale

DRF | 2 days ago
The catalog for the 2017 Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners mixed sale is now available online, with 100 horses on offer. Read More...

Southern Gem gets away from the big girls

DRF | 2 days ago
Southern Gem gets some much-needed class relief in Friday's third race at Woodbine, a second-level optional claimer for fillies and mares. Read More...

Stakes winner Fact Finding brings $155,000 at Keeneland November sale

DRF | 2 days ago
Fact Finding, a stakes winner and $500,000 juvenile buy, sold to Texas-based Bart Evans for $155,000 on Tuesday during the racing-age portion of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington, Ky. Read More...

Keeneland November: Partnership hopes to hit home run with Tapit colt Morse Code

DRF | 2 days ago
A partnership led by David Meah landed a pair of notable offerings on Tuesday at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington, Ky., including the well-bred Morse Code for $32,000 and Grade 2-placed Next Shares for $190,000. Read More...

Trainer Brad Cox buys Long On Value from Keeneland November sale

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Brad Cox picked up Grade 2 winner Long On Value for $100,000 out of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington, Ky. Read More...

Airoforce bought on roll of the dice at Keeneland November sale

DRF | 2 days ago
Airoforce, a graded stakes winner on both dirt and turf, sold to Texas-based Jeff Jeans for $12,000 on Tuesday at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington, Ky. Read More...

Grade 2 winner Wildcat Red goes for $45,000 at Keeneland November

DRF | 2 days ago
Grade 2 winner Wildcat Red sold to Douglas Arnold of Buck Pond Farm for $45,000 during Tuesday’s racing-age portion of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington, Ky. Read More...