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Jockey Gonzalez loses bug but gets hot

DRF | 1 day ago
Ricardo Gonzalez lost his best friend three weeks ago, but he’s rebounded nicely. The 18-year-old rider from Mexico became a journeyman rider, losing his five-pound apprentice allowance after two wins March 23, his last day with the bug. Read More...

Social Inclusion breezes; owner still hopes to make it to Derby

DRF | 1 day ago
Wednesday was a good morning for Social Inclusion, who worked a sharp three furlongs here in 35.04 seconds over a muddy track. Social Inclusion also moved a step closer to earning a place in the Kentucky Derby field. Read More...

Social Inclusion edges closer to making Kentucky Derby field

DRF | 1 day ago
Wednesday was a good morning for Social Inclusion, who worked a sharp three furlongs here in 35.04 over a muddy track. Social Inclusion also moved a step closer to earning a place in the Kentucky Derby field. Read More...

Pope returns for new Prairie Meadows meet

DRF | 1 day ago
Following an arduous winter that has produced snow well into April, Prairie Meadows readies for its 25th annual spring/summer Thoroughbred meet with a game plan largely unchanged from recent seasons. Read More...

Emollient on her preferred surface in Doubledogdare

DRF | 1 day ago
Some people aren’t pleased to see the demise of Polytrack at Keeneland. Presumably, some horses aren’t either – such as Emollient, the Juddmonte Farms homebred whose two races over the synthetic surface at Keeneland have resulted in two Grade 1 victories. Read More...

Barretts catalogs 129 for May juvenile sale

DRF | 1 day ago
The catalog for the 2014 Barretts’ May sale of 2-year-olds in training is now available online, featuring 128 listed offerings. Read More...

Finger Lakes opens 162-day meet Friday; 15 stakes on calendar

DRF | 1 day ago
There are 15 stakes worth a collective $1.1 million scheduled at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack this season, the same as a year ago. The packaging, however, is a little different. Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Who’s hot, who’s not for April 16

DRF | 1 day ago
With the final round of races worth 170 qualifying points having been run, the Derby Watch list is now entirely points driven. Newcomers to the list this week are Dance With Fate and Medal Count, who ran one-two in the Blue Grass Stakes, and Danza, the upset winner of the Arkansas Derby. Read More...

Handle down at Sunland Park despite large average field size

DRF | 1 day ago
Handle during the 76-day mixed meet at Sunland Park in New Mexico dropped 8.5 percent this year despite the track drawing almost nine horses per race, one of the strongest figures in the country. Read More...

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to recognize contributing stallion farms

DRF | 1 day ago
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Foundation will acknowledge the stallion farms that have agreed to contribute to the foundation with a luncheon Monday, the foundation announced Wednesday. Read More...

Frivolous heading to Arlington Matron

DRF | 1 day ago
Frivolous, an impressive winner at Keeneland in her 4-year-old debut Sunday, will remain on Polytrack by racing next in the Grade 3 Matron on May 24 at Arlington Park, said trainer Vicki Oliver. Read More...

Keeneland: Closer Looks for April 17, 2014

DRF | 1 day ago
DRF Plus closer looks for Keeneland on Thursday, April 17. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 4/17 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Thursday 4/17 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Up With the Birds headed back to Woodbine

DRF | 1 day ago
Up With the Birds, the 2013 Canadian Horse of the Year, will ship from Keeneland to his Woodbine base with the possibility of returning to the United States for the Dixie Stakes at Pimlico on the May 17 Preakness undercard, trainer Malcolm Pierce said. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 4/17 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Thursday 4/17 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Horses to watch from April 10 – April 14

DRF | 1 day ago
Horses to watch from Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Aqueduct: Closer Looks for April 17, 2014

DRF | 1 day ago
DRF Plus closer looks for Aqueduct on Thursday, April 17. Read More...

Byron King’s Keeneland handicapping notebook for April 16

DRF | 1 day ago
Byron King's Keeneland handicapping notebook for Wednesday, April 12, with a look back at Sunday's card and a preview of Wednesday's program. Read More...

Constitution to miss Kentucky Derby with shin injury

DRF | 1 day ago
Constitution, the undefeated winner of the Florida Derby, will miss the Kentucky Derby and the rest of the Triple Crown because of a shin fracture, Elliott Walden, president of co-owner WinStar Farm, said Wednesday. Read More...

Yonkers: Driver Andy Miller injured in Yonkers Raceway accident

DRF | 2 days ago
Andy Miller suffered injuries when he was unseated in an accident in the first race Tuesday night at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

OBS Spring: Four clock fastest furlong on breeze show’s first day

DRF | 2 days ago
A quartet of fillies registered the fastest time for an eighth of a mile on Monday during the first under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training, covering the distance in :9 4/5 seconds. Read More...

Santiva relocated to Swifty Farms in Indiana

DRF | 2 days ago
Grade 2 winner Santiva has relocated to Swifty Farms in Seymour, Ind., where he will stand for an advertised fee of $3,000. Read More...

DRF hires Fornatale as tournament editor

DRF | 2 days ago
Daily Racing Form announced Tuesday that Peter Thomas Fornatale has joined the company in the newly created role of tournament editor. Read More...

Darby Dan names Hamilton director of client development

DRF | 2 days ago
Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Ky., has named John Hamilton its director of client development. Read More...

Keeneland: DRF Plus handicapping report for April 16, 2014

DRF | 2 days ago
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Keeneland: Closer Looks for April 16, 2014

DRF | 2 days ago
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Trainer Calhoun, jockey Cabrera lead respective standings

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Bret Calhoun and jockey David Cabrera jumped out to early leads in the trainer and jockey standings. Read More...

Santana to ride Tapiture if horse goes in Kentucky Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
Ricardo Santana Jr. will have the mount on Tapiture if he runs in the Kentucky Derby, trainer Steve Asmussen said Tuesday. Read More...

Lone Star concerts draw big crowds

DRF | 2 days ago
Opening week at Lone Star finished with high attendance Friday and Saturday, with Equibase reporting crowds of 15,633 Friday and 17,000 Saturday. Read More...

Aqueduct: DRF Plus handicapping report for April 16, 2014

DRF | 2 days ago
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Aqueduct: Closer Looks for April 16, 2014

DRF | 2 days ago
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Taptowne arrives early for Texas Mile

DRF | 2 days ago
Nominations for the Grade 3, $200,000 Texas Mile on April 26 don’t close until Thursday, but one invader for the race, Taptowne, is already on the Lone Star backstretch, readying for a start. Read More...

Harness Racing: Top horsemen promote the sport, retired racehorses

DRF | 2 days ago
With the busy schedule of the country’s leading catch drivers and trainers, it is very rare that you will find them giving up a day off to come to a national equine expo, but on April 13th at Equine Affaire in Columbus, OH, Ronnie Wrenn Jr, Aaron Merriman, Trace Tetrick, Mickey Burke, and Luke Ebersole participated in the harness racing demonstration. Read More...

Rail good spot for Harris in Aqueduct allowance

DRF | 2 days ago
Contrary to common perception, the rail has been the place to be this spring in Aqueduct’s one-mile dirt races, and that’s where Harris breaks from against five opponents in Thursday’s $67,000, first-level allowance feature. Read More...

Dick Jerardi: Charles Town Classic soars to high stature

DRF | 2 days ago
Two weeks before the Kentucky Derby, when all the major Derby preps are done, is perfect timing to get some attention for your race and your race track. And Charles Town management has certainly done that with a huge purse and what promises to be a great card of racing culminating with Game On Dude trying to defend his title in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic. Read More...

Noble Tune retired to stud in South Africa

DRF | 2 days ago
Graded stakes winner Noble Tune has been retired and will begin his stud career with the upcoming Southern Hemisphere season at Rathmor Stud in South Africa. He will stand for a fee of 25,000 Rand, or about $2,365 in U.S. funds. Read More...

Oaklawn stewards disqualify Please Explain for positive test

DRF | 2 days ago
Please Explain, an outside contender for the Kentucky Oaks, has been disqualified from her third-place finish in the Grade 3 Honeybee Stakes on March 8 at Oaklawn Park after she tested positive for an excessive level of a regulated corticosteroid, according to Oaklawn stewards. Read More...

European imports add intrigue to Appalachian Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
A pair of newbies from overseas gives the Appalachian Stakes even further intrigue, a welcome element of handicapping difficulty that will be resolved when the Grade 3, $100,000 Appalachian is run as the eighth of nine Thursday races at Keeneland. Read More...

Grade 1 winner, producer My Flag dies at Claiborne

DRF | 2 days ago
My Flag, a Grade 1 winner and dam of champion Storm Flag Flying, was euthanized due to complications from foaling after producing a healthy Bernardini colt on April 12. She was 21. Read More...

Shared Belief has first work since Jan. 3

DRF | 2 days ago
Shared Belief, last year’s champion 2-year-old male who has been sidelined all year with foot problems, took his first step toward a return to action with a three-furlong work at Golden Gate Fields on Tuesday morning that trainer Jerry Hollendorfer timed in 38.40 seconds over the Tapeta surface. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton releases Midlantic juvenile sale catalog

DRF | 2 days ago
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale catalog is now online, featuring a group of 580 juveniles. Read More...

Bejarano to ride Wildcat Red in Kentucky Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Jose Garoffalo confirmed Tuesday that Rafael Bejarano will ride Wildcat Red in the Kentucky Derby. Bejarano will be the sixth different jockey to be aboard the Fountain of Youth Stakes winner and Florida Derby runner-up in as many starts. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 4/16 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Ken Walters' analysis of the Wednesday 4/16 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 4/15 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Tuesday 4/15 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Northfield: Tuesday 4/15 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 3 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Tuesday 4/15 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Phipps calls for publicly available veterinary files for Triple Crown contenders

DRF | 3 days ago
The chairman of The Jockey Club released a statement Monday calling for trainers of horses entered in the Triple Crown events to make the horses’ veterinary records publicly available beginning 14 days before each of the three races. Read More...

Dave Litfin’s Aqueduct handicapping notebook April 16

DRF | 3 days ago
Similarly to Friday, when all seven dirt winners were no worse than second at any point of call, early speed was a prerequisite for success in Saturday’s six dirt races, all of which were one-turn events no longer than 7 1/2 furlongs. Read More...

Keeneland notes: ‘Ladies’ shine

DRF | 3 days ago
Although rain and chill were back by Monday, a weekend of terrific weather yielded a combined three-day attendance of 74,788 at Keeneland, including 39,722 on Blue Grass Day, the second-highest in track history. Read More...

No takers for Lexington’s Kentucky Derby qualifying points

DRF | 3 days ago
The Lexington Stakes is the last race with eligibility points toward the Kentucky Derby, but that will be a moot point Saturday when the 1 1/16-mile race is run at Keeneland. Read More...

Alvarado to resume riding at Aqueduct on Saturday

DRF | 3 days ago
Jockey Junior Alvarado, sidelined since breaking his ankle on Dec. 22 in a gate mishap at Aqueduct, has been getting on horses for two weeks and plans to return to race-riding here on Saturday. Read More...