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Mohawk: Tuesday 9/30 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Tuesday 9/30 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Imperia emerges as strong BC Juvenile Turf contender

DRF | 2 days ago
Of the trio of 2-year-olds who won major turf stakes over the weekend, Imperia might be the only one advancing to the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita on Oct. 31. He won his maiden Sunday in the Grade 3, $200,000 Pilgrim at Belmont Park. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 9/30 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Tuesday 9/30 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

LIVE VIDEO: 2014 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Sale

DRF | 2 days ago
LIVE VIDEO: 2014 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Sale Read More...

Significant Heart by a neck in Mildred Vessels Handicap

DRF | 2 days ago
Significant Heart earned a qualifying berth for the $600,000 Champion of Champions at Los Alamitos on Dec. 13 with a victory in Sunday’s $150,000 Mildred Vessels Handicap for Quarter Horse fillies and mares. Read More...

Evangeline Quarter Horse meet will offer nearly twice as many stakes as last year

DRF | 2 days ago
Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, La., will open for a 46-date Quarter Horse meet on Wednesday night, with the centerpiece of the season the $1 million Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association Futurity. The track’s season will run through Dec. 20. Read More...

Bright Thought comes into BC Turf in good form

DRF | 2 days ago
In a year, Bright Thought has gone from being a completely overmatched longshot in the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Mile to one with an outsider’s chance for the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 1. Read More...

Pivotal preps coming up for Breeders’ Cup Mile

DRF | 2 days ago
It was all quiet on the Breeders’ Cup Mile front this past weekend, but the division blazes back to life Saturday and Sunday with action in Kentucky, California, and France. Read More...

Four juvenile stakes at Indiana Grand

DRF | 2 days ago
Indiana Grand Race Course will showcase 2-year-old Indiana-registered and Indiana-sired horses with four $85,000 stakes Wednesday evening. Read More...

Tonito M. exits Oklahoma Derby win in good shape

DRF | 2 days ago
Tonito M. was bright and alert Monday at Remington Park, where he was taking in the sunshine a day after capturing the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby. Read More...

Sea The Moon to Lanwades Stud in England

DRF | 2 days ago
German Derby winner Sea The Moon will make his stallion debut in the 2015 breeding season, standing at Lanwades Stud in Newmarket, England. Read More...

Classic Crusader tries to pair wins in Wednesday feature

DRF | 2 days ago
If Classic Crusader comes close to equaling the 81 Beyer Speed Figure he received for his 7 3/4-length romp in a one-mile, $12,500 claiming race Sept. 12, he should easily handle the jump in class when he runs in a $17,500 claiming race at Northlands Park on Wednesday evening. Read More...

Stephanie’s Kitten, Emollient clinch spots in Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf

DRF | 2 days ago
This past Saturday’s Grade 1 preps for the Nov. 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf at Santa Anita helped clarify the picture regarding the leading U.S. prospects. Read More...

O’Neill gets the nod as trainer of Private Zone for BC Sprint

DRF | 2 days ago
Private Zone stamped himself a major contender for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint after successfully defending his title with a game victory over Dads Caps in Saturday’s Grade 1 Vosburgh at Belmont Park. But the question still remained who would saddle Private Zone in the Sprint? Read More...

Desormeaux hospitalized after being kicked by horse

DRF | 2 days ago
Jockey Kent Desormeaux was hospitalized on Sunday after being kicked in the chest after being unseated from his mount in the post parade for the eighth race at Santa Anita. Read More...

River Rocks, Fed Biz possible for BC Dirt Mile after runner-up prep efforts

DRF | 2 days ago
After barely holding third in a three-way photo behind Vyjack and River Rocks as the odds-on choice and highweight in Saturday’s Grade 2 Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park, Itsmyluckyday will not be supplemented to either the Breeders’ Cup Classic or Dirt Mile, and will await the Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct on Nov. 29. Read More...

Monmouth meet closes with across-the-board gains

DRF | 2 days ago
The Monmouth Park meeting that concluded Sunday showed gains in attendance, ontrack handle, and all-sources handle, according to figures released by the track Monday. Read More...

BC Filly and Mare Sprint: Two major preps Saturday

DRF | 2 days ago
The last two major preps toward the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint are set for Saturday, with the Thoroughbred Club of America at Keeneland and the L.A. Woman at Santa Anita. Read More...

Espinoza decides not to appeal suspension

DRF | 2 days ago
Victor Espinoza will not appeal his seven-day suspension for his ride on Sky Kingdom in the Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday. Read More...

Asmussen, Catalano tie for Churchill training title

DRF | 2 days ago
The September meet at Churchill Downs ended with ties for leading trainer and jockey. Steve Asmussen and Wayne Catalano tied for top trainer with seven wins apiece, while Corey Lanerie and Ricardo Santana Jr. deadlocked for top jockey with 13 wins each. Read More...

3-year-olds looking dominant ahead of BC Classic

DRF | 2 days ago
Victories by Shared Belief in the Awesome Again here at Santa Anita and Tonalist in the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park on Saturday further strengthened the already strong hold 3-year-olds appear to have on the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. Read More...

Big stakes on tap at Keeneland for Fall Stars Weekend

DRF | 2 days ago
With so many implications toward the Breeders’ Cup, there is an incredible amount of energy building toward the opening Fall Stars Weekend at Keeneland, where the 17-day meet begins Friday. Read More...

Angela Renee, Conquest Eclipse put in solid preps for BC Juvenile Fillies

DRF | 2 days ago
Angela Renee and Conquest Eclipse put in as close to perfect preps as you can get for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 1 by respectively finishing first and second in Saturday’s Grade 1 Chandelier at Santa Anita. Read More...

Good betting races spice up Laurel card

DRF | 2 days ago
Laurel has put together another interesting midweek card for Wednesday. The nine races include second- and third-level optional-claiming races, a first-level allowance, and a pair of 2-year-old maiden races. Read More...

Cigar Street being considered for Breeders’ Cup Classic

DRF | 2 days ago
Cigar Street will return Wednesday to trainer Bill Mott’s main base at Belmont Park to prepare for a possible run in the Breeders’ Cup Classic after his stirring victory Saturday in the Homecoming Classic, the highlight of closing weekend of the 12-day September meet at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Zenyatta win puts Beholder back on track

DRF | 2 days ago
Racing for the first time in 112 days, Beholder won the Grade 1 Zenyatta Stakes by three-quarters of a length to re-establish herself as a top contender for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Read More...

BC Juvenile Fillies Turf: Brown has strong contender in Lady Eli

DRF | 2 days ago
Lady Eli gave trainer Chad Brown his third straight win in the Grade 3, $200,000 Miss Grillo at Belmont Park on Sunday, and Brown hopes she can give him a second win in the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita on Oct. 31. Read More...

Itsmyluckyday, Vyjack both going to Cigar Mile

DRF | 2 days ago
Itsmyluckyday, third as the 3-5 favorite in Saturday’s Grade 2 Kelso Handicap at Belmont, will not be supplemented to the Breeders’ Cup and instead will make his next start in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct. Read More...

Bambarra Bold progressing nicely

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Barbara Minshall celebrated another stakes victory in Sunday’s Classy ’n Smart Stakes at Woodbine with Strut the Course, but the 4-year-old filly’s younger half-sister Bambarra Bold also could make a name for herself in the near future. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup still a possibility for Maragh

DRF | 2 days ago
According to his agent, Tony Micallef, Rajiv Maragh has been told by doctors that his broken right arm could heal in time allow him to ride in the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita on Oct. 31-Nov.1. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile: Baffert has strong early favorite

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert has won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile three times. However, he is winless with four favorites in the race dating back to 1999. Read More...

Court upholds Texas ban on Internet, phone wagering

DRF | 2 days ago
A federal court of appeals has affirmed a lower court’s ruling that Texas can prohibit companies like Churchill Downs Inc. from taking wagers from state residents over the Internet and phone. Read More...

Thoroughbred Club of America honors Bramlage, Fallon, Lavin

DRF | 2 days ago
The Thoroughbred Club of America recognized three noted equine veterinarians, Drs. Larry Bramlage, Edward Hagyard Fallon, and A. Gary Lavin, as honored guests during the organization’s 83rd annual testimonial dinner on Sunday at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Sept. 22 – Sept. 24

DRF | 2 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Harrington, Northfield, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from Sept. 23 – Sept. 25

DRF | 2 days ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Three Alarm Fire brings strong company lines to Wednesday feature

DRF | 2 days ago
Horses are often judged by the company they keep, and Three Alarm Fire will be judged very favorably in Wednesday’s $77,000 allowance feature at Belmont Park after what happened here last Friday. Read More...

Prime Engine runs off with Gottstein Futurity

DRF | 2 days ago
Prime Engine put an exclamation point on the 19th season at Emerald Downs on Sunday with a runaway victory in the $64,350 Gottstein Futurity on the final day of the 73-day meeting. Read More...

Trip Notes for September 27-28: Jockey Club Gold Cup, Vosburgh, Zenyatta, John Henry Turf and more…

DRF | 3 days ago
Trip Notes for September 27-28: Jockey Club Gold Cup, Vosburgh, Zenyatta, John Henry Turf and more by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

Remington Oaks among three stakes wins for Napravnik

DRF | 3 days ago
Jockey Rosie Napravnik swept into Remington Park on Sunday and won three of the seven stakes offered on the track’s most prestigious program of the year, led by a 5 1/4-length romp by Shanon Nicole in the $200,000 Remington Oaks. Read More...

John Henry win earns Bright Thought shot at Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 3 days ago
Ridden by Tyler Baze, Bright Thought won the Grade 2 John Henry Turf Championship by three-quarters of a length over Finnegans Wake, running 1 1/4 miles on turf in 1:58.27. The victory will lead to a start in the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf here on Nov. 1 Read More...

Tonito M. captures Oklahoma Derby for ailing owner

DRF | 3 days ago
Tonito M. rallied four-wide on the final turn and ran down the leaders for a 2 3/4-quarter length win over Bay of Biscay in the 1 1/8-mile race that led a program of seven stakes worth $1 million Read More...

Strut the Course tracks hot pace to blow by field in Classy ‘n Smart

DRF | 3 days ago
A razor-sharp Strut the Course ($4.40) came on strongly from off a hot pace to win the $125,400 Classy ’n Smart Stakes going away Sunday at Woodbine. Read More...

McLaughlin maiden Imperia takes Pilgrim

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin doesn’t run a maiden in a graded stakes race very often, but he thought there was plenty more to gain than to lose by running Imperia in Sunday’ Grade 3, $200,000 Pilgrim Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

Plain Ol’ Willard rallies to win Catlaunch

DRF | 3 days ago
Plain Ol' Williard came from way off the pace Sunday to win the $50,000 Catlaunch at ThistleDown. Read More...

Lady Eli gives Brown third straight Miss Grillo victory

DRF | 3 days ago
Chad Brown maintained his stranglehold on the Miss Grillo Stakes as Lady Eli led a 1-3/4-length finish for the trainer in the Grade 3 race for juvenile fillies on the turf at Belmont Park. Read More...

Espinoza suspended seven days for Awesome Again ride

DRF | 3 days ago
Jockey Victor Espinoza was suspended seven days by Santa Anita stewards Sunday for causing interference aboard Sky Kingdom in Saturday’s Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes. Read More...

Fed Biz, Sky Kingdom target stakes on Breeders’ Cup weekend

DRF | 3 days ago
Fed Biz and Sky Kingdom, who were second and last in the seven-runner Awesome Again Stakes, will start in stakes on Breeders’ Cup weekend. Read More...

Secret Circle works five furlongs toward Santa Anita Sprint Championship

DRF | 3 days ago
Secret Circle, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint last year, worked five furlongs in 59 seconds Sunday, preparing for Saturday’s $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship. Read More...

Red Mile: Father Patrick wins with ease; Cee Bee Yes sets world record

DRF | 3 days ago
Although the competition was far from elite, it was business as usual for Father Patrick in the first of two divisions of the Bluegrass series for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile. Earlier on the card Cee Bee Yes chased a fast pace and got up for a 1:50 2/5 win. Read More...

Punctuate looks strong out of debut win

DRF | 3 days ago
Punctuate will be a 2-year-old to follow after the well-bred colt won his debut in a maiden race over 6 1/2 furlongs Saturday. Read More...