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Five Star Rampage outlasts Pride of Saratoga in Jack Betta Be Rite

DRF | 3 days ago
The $50,000 Jack Betta Be Rite Stakes at Finger Lakes on Monday turned into a two-horse race as Five Star Rampage and Pride of Saratoga battled the entire 1 1/16 miles before Five Star Rampage exerted herself late to win by a neck. Read More...

Literata notches first stakes triumph with Saratoga Dew

DRF | 3 days ago
Literata sat a dream stalking trip under Irad Ortiz and had enough in reserve to fend off a sister act in the lane to win the $100,000 Saratoga Dew Stakes for New York-bred fillies and mares Monday at Saratoga. Read More...

Literata notches first stakes triumph with Saratoga Dew

DRF | 3 days ago
Literata sat a dream stalking trip under Irad Ortiz and had enough in reserve to fend off a sister act in the lane to win the $100,000 Saratoga Dew Stakes for New York-bred fillies and mares Monday at Saratoga. Read More...

Brown surpasses mentor with wins in Million, Beverly D.

DRF | 3 days ago
The morning after his unprecedented sweep of the two marquee races at Arlington Park, trainer Chad Brown was fondly reminiscing about the days when he worked in Southern California for his late mentor, Bobby Frankel. Read More...

Brown surpasses mentor with wins in Million, Beverly D.

DRF | 3 days ago
The morning after his unprecedented sweep of the two marquee races at Arlington Park, trainer Chad Brown was fondly reminiscing about the days when he worked in Southern California for his late mentor, Bobby Frankel. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 8/16 Analysis + Pick Four Ticket

DRF | 3 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 8/16 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 8/16 Analysis + Pick Four Ticket

DRF | 3 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 8/16 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Mendelssohn, $3M sales colt, wins first race in Ireland

DRF | 3 days ago
Mendelssohn, who led the 2016 Keeneland September yearling sale at $3 million, won his maiden Sunday at The Curragh in Ireland for the Coolmore team and trainer Aidan O’Brien. Read More...

Mendelssohn, $3M sales colt, wins first race in Ireland

DRF | 3 days ago
Mendelssohn, who led the 2016 Keeneland September yearling sale at $3 million, won his maiden Sunday at The Curragh in Ireland for the Coolmore team and trainer Aidan O’Brien. Read More...

Cairo Prince stands out with first crop at sales

DRF | 3 days ago
First-crop-yearling sire Cairo Prince continued his run as the breakout star of this summer’s sales, with a solid week in Saratoga led by a $500,000 colt who established a record price at Fasig-Tipton’s New York-bred yearling sale. Read More...

Cairo Prince stands out with first crop at sales

DRF | 3 days ago
First-crop-yearling sire Cairo Prince continued his run as the breakout star of this summer’s sales, with a solid week in Saratoga led by a $500,000 colt who established a record price at Fasig-Tipton’s New York-bred yearling sale. Read More...

The Meadows: Sons of Somebeachsomewhere sweep in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
A trio of $52,255 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes contests for 2-year-old pacing colts were the featured events on Monday afternoon at the Meadows, and Pedro Hanover, Karpathian Kid, and Dorsoduro Hanover, all by Somebeachsomewhere, would go home with top honors. Read More...

The Meadows: Sons of Somebeachsomewhere sweep in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
A trio of $52,255 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes contests for 2-year-old pacing colts were the featured events on Monday afternoon at the Meadows, and Pedro Hanover, Karpathian Kid, and Dorsoduro Hanover, all by Somebeachsomewhere, would go home with top honors. Read More...

Gierkink: Woodbine horses to watch for week of Aug. 14

DRF | 3 days ago
Daily Racing Form writer Ron Gierkink looks at horses at Woodbine. Read More...

Gierkink: Woodbine horses to watch for week of Aug. 14

DRF | 3 days ago
Daily Racing Form writer Ron Gierkink looks at horses at Woodbine. Read More...

Association of Racing Commissioners International to review penalties for medication violations

DRF | 3 days ago
The Association of Racing Commissioners International, an umbrella group for racing commissions, will conduct a review of its recommended penalty guidelines for medication violations, the organization announced on Monday. Read More...

Uni slow early, fast late in work for Lake Placid Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Uni, third in the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks behind stablemates New Money Honey and Sistercharlie, worked five furlongs in 1:03.15 Monday morning in preparation for a start in Saturday's Grade 2, $300,000 Lake Placid Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Mojovation works toward Hopeful

DRF | 3 days ago
Mojovation, arguably the most impressive male 2-year-old maiden winner at the meet, worked four furlongs in 48.57 seconds Monday morning over the Oklahoma training track. Read More...

After slow start to meet, jockey Franco finds winning touch

DRF | 3 days ago
After a slow start to the Saratoga meet, jockey Manny Franco has turned his summer around, riding 10 winners from 44 mounts over a seven-day period capped by his victory aboard World Approval in last Saturday's Grade 1 Fourstardave Handicap. Read More...

Oklahoma sprint hero Okie Ride dead at 10

DRF | 3 days ago
Okie Ride, who won four runnings of the Oklahoma Classics Sprint to share a record with Highland Ice, died Aug. 9 following a workout at Remington Park. He collapsed shortly after finishing the half-mile drill. The incident was due to a suspected “pulmonary event,” according to a press release from Remington. Read More...

Texas Chrome okay after New Mexico flop

DRF | 3 days ago
Texas Chrome, who finished an uncharacteristic ninth as the favorite in the Downs at Albuquerque Handicap, emerged from the race in good order and is now settled in at Remington, trainer Allen Milligan said. Read More...

Delta Downs Princess restored to $500K

DRF | 3 days ago
The purse for the Grade 3 Delta Downs Princess for 2-year-old fillies has been boosted to $500,000, the Vinton, La., track announced Monday. The mile race had been worth $400,000 the past several years, while some earlier runnings had a purse of $500,000. Read More...

American Dubai future options include turf

DRF | 3 days ago
There's a new leader in the handicap ranks in New Mexico. American Dubai has now won two of the state's three major races for the division and has his sights set on a sweep later this year in the Zia Park Distance Championship. But before then, the winner of the recent $200,000 Downs at Albuquerque Handicap could turn up at either Churchill Downs or Remington Park. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 8/15 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Tuesday 8/15 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 8/15 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Tuesday 8/15 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

On surface, Collected a big threat in Pacific Classic

DRF | 3 days ago
Since returning to action this spring, Collected has won all three of his starts by runaway margins, and he has looked like a horse who has thrived over the Del Mar surface. All that makes him a very dangerous horse in the Pacific Classic. Read More...

On surface, Collected a big threat in Pacific Classic

DRF | 3 days ago
Since returning to action this spring, Collected has won all three of his starts by runaway margins, and he has looked like a horse who has thrived over the Del Mar surface. All that makes him a very dangerous horse in the Pacific Classic. Read More...

Mohawk: Tuesday 8/15 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Tuesday 8/15 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Mohawk: Tuesday 8/15 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Tuesday 8/15 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Mal Guapo might be long gone in Thursday feature

DRF | 3 days ago
If Mal Guapo gets away on his own like he did in his 12 1/2-length romp going a mile in a $6,250 claiming race July 4, he could be tough to catch in Thursday's feature. Read More...

Mal Guapo might be long gone in Thursday feature

DRF | 3 days ago
If Mal Guapo gets away on his own like he did in his 12 1/2-length romp going a mile in a $6,250 claiming race July 4, he could be tough to catch in Thursday's feature. Read More...

Copper Bullet points to Iroquois Stakes at Churchill

DRF | 3 days ago
Copper Bullet, the four-length winner of Sunday's Grade 2, $200,000 Saratoga Special, will be pointed to the Grade 3, $150,000 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs on Sept. 16, trainer Steve Asmussen said Monday. Read More...

Copper Bullet points to Iroquois Stakes at Churchill

DRF | 3 days ago
Copper Bullet, the four-length winner of Sunday's Grade 2, $200,000 Saratoga Special, will be pointed to the Grade 3, $150,000 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs on Sept. 16, trainer Steve Asmussen said Monday. Read More...

Gun Runner returns to work tab, points to Woodward

DRF | 3 days ago
Gun Runner, dominant winner of the Grade 1 Whitney Stakes on Aug. 5, returned to the work tab Monday morning, breezing a half-mile in 51.06 seconds over the Oklahoma training track. Read More...

Gun Runner returns to work tab, points to Woodward

DRF | 3 days ago
Gun Runner, dominant winner of the Grade 1 Whitney Stakes on Aug. 5, returned to the work tab Monday morning, breezing a half-mile in 51.06 seconds over the Oklahoma training track. Read More...

Hollendorfer eyes Alabama upset with It Tiz Well

DRF | 3 days ago
Last year, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer won the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga with the heavily favored Songbird. This year, the Hall of Fame trainer will try to pull off an upset when he sends out It Tiz Well in Saturday's 137th running of the prestigious race for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/4 miles. Read More...

Hollendorfer eyes Alabama upset with It Tiz Well

DRF | 3 days ago
Last year, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer won the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga with the heavily favored Songbird. This year, the Hall of Fame trainer will try to pull off an upset when he sends out It Tiz Well in Saturday's 137th running of the prestigious race for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/4 miles. Read More...

Smith’s murderer’s row of Saratoga mounts work

DRF | 3 days ago
Jockey Mike Smith was out early Monday morning to watch Arrogate in his final drill for Saturday's Pacific Classic, but the morning also included a showcase for two of the horses he will be riding the following Saturday, West Coast and American Anthem. Read More...

Smith’s murderer’s row of Saratoga mounts work

DRF | 3 days ago
Jockey Mike Smith was out early Monday morning to watch Arrogate in his final drill for Saturday's Pacific Classic, but the morning also included a showcase for two of the horses he will be riding the following Saturday, West Coast and American Anthem. Read More...

Fairyland back to reality in Bolton Landing

DRF | 3 days ago
After an ill-fated trip to England where several things went awry, Fairyland is back in the United States where her connections hope to right the ship when she runs in Wednesday's $100,000 Bolton Landing Stakes for 2-year-olds gong 5 1/2 furlongs over Saratoga's Mellon turf course. Read More...

Fairyland back to reality in Bolton Landing

DRF | 3 days ago
After an ill-fated trip to England where several things went awry, Fairyland is back in the United States where her connections hope to right the ship when she runs in Wednesday's $100,000 Bolton Landing Stakes for 2-year-olds gong 5 1/2 furlongs over Saratoga's Mellon turf course. Read More...

Arrogate works; Baffert declares him ready for Pacific Classic

DRF | 3 days ago
All eyes were on Arrogate on Monday morning at Del Mar, as he completed his preparation for Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic with a half-mile work in 47.60 seconds. Read More...

Arrogate works; Baffert declares him ready for Pacific Classic

DRF | 3 days ago
All eyes were on Arrogate on Monday morning at Del Mar, as he completed his preparation for Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic with a half-mile work in 47.60 seconds. Read More...

Lisa’s Booby Trap’s first foal sells for $135,000

DRF | 3 days ago
It's been seven years since Lisa's Booby Trap came from Finger Lakes and scored an underdog victory in the Loudonville Stakes at Saratoga, but her name was still heard Saturday when her first foal, a Big Brown colt, sold to SGV Thoroughbreds for $135,000 at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale. Read More...

Cosato, Slam Dunk Racing eye first Grade 1 win in Del Mar Oaks

DRF | 3 days ago
Earlier this decade, Nick Cosato tried to leave racing. He had worked as an agent for several prominent riders in Southern California, but was ready for a different career. A year later, Cosato had another change of heart. He returned to racing, this time as the founder of the Slam Dunk Racing partnership. Read More...

Monday TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Any Questions can rebound off the trainer switch

DRF | 3 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Monday's card at Saratoga. Read More...

Arrogate eager to run in final work for Pacific Classic

DRF | 3 days ago
Arrogate worked a half-mile in 47.60 seconds on Monday morning at Del Mar in his final tune-up for the Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic on Saturday. Read More...

Hailey’s Prize stretching out for Eternal Search Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Hailey's Prize will stretch out around two turns for the first time, while also making her stakes debut, in Wednesday night's $125,000 Eternal Search Stakes for Ontario-sired 3-year old fillies, to be run over 1 1/16 miles on Woodbine's Tapeta. Read More...

Decked Out, Place des Vosges fresh and ready for CTT and TOC Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Dancing every dance is tough, which is why ambitiously campaigned Decked Out and Place des Vosges finally had to sit one out. Wednesday at Del Mar, it is time to tango. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from Aug. 8 – Aug. 9

DRF | 3 days ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...