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El Seventyseven aims for repeat in Honor the Hero Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
El Seventyseven has one fast filly to beat, Richies Sweetheart, if he's to win the Honor the Hero Stakes at Canterbury Park for the second year in a row. Read More...

Scat Daddybaby, Arrom Bear meet again in Monday feature

DRF | 3 days ago
A four-pound shift in the weights could give Scat Daddybaby a slight edge over Arrom Bear in an optional $40,000 claiming race at Emerald Downs on Monday. The six-furlong dash for 3-year-olds and up drew nine horses and headlines a Memorial Day card that begins at 2 p.m. Pacific. Read More...

Hollendorfer has trio for All American Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Northern California stakes fields don't get much tougher than the 12 runners signed up for Monday's $100,000, Grade 3 All American at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Shotgun Kowboy to take a new approach in Lone Star Park Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Shotgun Kowboy and Rocket Time are quick horses, but both could find themselves racing behind Cyrus Alexander, Supermason, and F J Uncle Vic on Monday in the Grade 3, $200,000 Lone Star Park Handicap. Read More...

Round 2 for four allowance rivals Monday

DRF | 3 days ago
In case you were distracted by the Kentucky Derby draw on the Wednesday before the race and happened to miss a hotly contested allowance run just beforehand at Churchill Downs, well, you can now catch the rematch. Read More...

More Than a Party seeks repeat in Open Mind Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
The $60,000 Open Mind Handicap at Monmouth Park on Monday once again looks to be a battle of cousins. Eddie Broome trains 125-pound highweight More Than a Party, who will start from post 2 in the six-furlong sprint for New Jersey-bred fillies and mares. Love Came to Town, who drew the rail in the six-horse field, will carry the second-highest weight of 123 for trainer Kevin Sleeter, whose mother and Broome are first cousins. Read More...

Untraveled, Lady Vidalia meet in First Lady Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Untraveled could prove to be the controlling speed Monday in the $50,000 First Lady Handicap at Ruidoso Downs. She will be stretching out from 4 1/2 furlongs to six panels, while her chief rival, Little Vidalia, will be cutting back in distance. Read More...

Wekeela invades for Gamely Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Wekeela is the lone out-of-town entrant for Monday's $300,000 Gamely Stakes for fillies and mares on turf at Santa Anita. And Wekeela is the filly the locals must fear the most. Read More...

California Chrome works half-mile toward summer return

DRF | 4 days ago
California Chrome worked a half-mile in an easy 48.80 seconds at Los Alamitos early Saturday, a workout trainer Art Sherman caught in a quicker 47.80 seconds. Read More...

Tepin breezes ahead of Royal Ascot trip

DRF | 4 days ago
The champion Tepin, who is bound for the famed Royal Ascot meeting next month, got back on the work tab Saturday morning at Churchill Downs, covering five furlongs in 1:01.60. Read More...

Smith to ride Suddenbreakingnews in Belmont Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Two-time Belmont Stakes winner Mike Smith has picked up the mount on Suddenbreakingnews for the Belmont Stakes on June 11, trainer Donnie Von Hemel said Saturday morning. Read More...

Numbers decline at Barretts May sale

DRF | 4 days ago
A disparity between buyer and seller expectations hamstrung trade at the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age, with high-level buybacks driving declining figures, while a Candy Ride colt led the proceedings with a final bid of $290,000. Read More...

Golden Pick 6 jackpot carryover at $1,019,784

DRF | 4 days ago
The Golden Pick 6 jackpot carryover at Golden Gate Fields has risen to $1,019,784 after there was no single winning ticket to hit the jackpot for the 50th straight racing day Friday. Read More...

Peck: Belmont Park late pick three for Saturday, May 28

DRF | 4 days ago
A very interesting card is on tap at Belmont Park on Saturday, with the last pick three perhaps the most compelling. Read More...

Western Fair: Evenin Of Pleasure pulls off Molson shocker

DRF | 4 days ago
When racing on a half-mile track it all comes down to getting the right trip, and Evenin Of Pleasure did just that to score a 35-1 upset in the C$150,000 Molson Invitational Pace at Western Fair on Friday night. Read More...

Meadowlands: Mavens Way was ready to roll in New Jersey Sire Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Hambletonian eligible Mavens Way turned in a strong effort in his first start of his 2016 campaign, trotting a 1:51 4/5 mile in the lone $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes split for 3-year-old colts and geldings on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Read More...

The Meadows: I Said Diamonds, Darlinonthebeach turn in fast miles in PA Sire Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
I Said Diamonds broke the stakes record, and then Darlinonthebeach topped the new mark minutes later in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Friday evening at The Meadows. Read More...

Umarov banned 10 years by Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

DRF | 4 days ago
The stewards of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission have revoked the license of the owner-trainer Otabek Umarov for 10 years after he refused to allow commission personnel to pull an out-of-competition sample from one of his horses and directed an employee to remove a stakes-winning horse from his barn. Read More...

Betfair encouraged by initial response to exchange wagering in New Jersey

DRF | 4 days ago
An official for Betfair U.S., which launched the first exchange-wagering platform in the U.S. two weeks ago, said in a statement on Friday that the company has been pleased with “several positive indicators” for the operation, but the company declined to provide detailed figures for betting or for the number of accounts opened on the platform. Read More...

Bernier: How I’ll play Santa Anita for Sunday, May 29

DRF | 4 days ago
DRF handicapper Matt Bernier outlines his strategy for playing a pick three on Sunday's program at Santa Anita. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 5/30 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 5/30 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Mohawk: Monday 5/30 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 5/30 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Hawthorne Harness: Sunday 5/29 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Sunday 5/29 card at Hawthorne Harness. Read More...

Weekend Hideaway stretches out for Commentator

DRF | 4 days ago
Weekend Hideaway, a six-time stakes-winning sprinter, will attempt to stretch out to a mile in Monday’s $200,000 Commentator Stakes, one of six stakes on the 10-race Big Apple Showcase card for New York- breds at Belmont Park. Read More...

Brown has plenty of options for Gift Box

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Chad Brown said he will get together with owner Will Farish to map out a summer plan for Gift Box, who made a smashing 3-year-old debut Thursday at Belmont Park, winning a first-level allowance race by 4 1/4 lengths. Read More...

Japan: Dee Majesty goes for Guineas-Japanese Derby sweep

DRF | 4 days ago
Dee Majesty, the winner of the Japanese 2000 Guineas on April 17, will be favored to win his fourth consecutive race in Sunday’s $3.9 million Japanese Derby at Tokyo Racecourse. Read More...

Rerun of Sooner State Stakes due to gate malfunction

DRF | 4 days ago
Remington Park will put on a second running of the Sooner State Stakes in less than a month on Sunday. The 400-yard race for Quarter Horses is one of five stakes on the card, with the races all restricted to horses bred in Oklahoma. Purses for the stakes total $360,000. Read More...

Three Pletcher stablemates work for Met Mile

DRF | 4 days ago
rainer Todd Pletcher is putting together a formidable foursome for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap on the June 11 Belmont Stakes program. On Friday, Pletcher sent three of the four out for workouts over the Belmont Park training track. Read More...

Ivan Fallunovalot ships to Lone Star

DRF | 4 days ago
Ivan Fallunovalot, the multiple stakes-winning Texas-bred who ran in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint, has shipped into Lone Star following some turn-out time in Arkansas, according to his trainer, Tom Howard. Read More...

Assembly representative introduces NYRA board bill

DRF | 4 days ago
The chairman of the New York Assembly’s Racing, Gaming, and Wagering committee has joined with his Senate counterpart in introducing a bill calling for the New York Racing Association to control eight appointments on a reconstituted 15-seat board. Read More...

Preakness winner Shackleford sires first winner

DRF | 4 days ago
Preakness Stakes winner Shakleford sired his first winner today when the colt Little Nappy held on by a nose to win the third race at Gulfstream, a $40,000 maiden special weight race for 2-year-olds. He stands at Darby Dan Farm for a fee of $5,000. Read More...

Hovdey: Whittingham’s reach prominent in his race

DRF | 4 days ago
On Sunday they will run the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita again at a mile and a quarter on firm turf. Whittingham died at age 86 in April of 1999 – 14 years before Hollywood Park gave up the ghost – but his DNA lingers in the game. Sunday's field offers patented proof. Read More...

Stall stablemates Rocket Time, Great Minds ready for stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Al Stall Jr. will be attacking two of the summer’s most significant offerings for older horses in the Texas and Louisiana region this week. He has Rocket Time on deck for the Grade 3, $200,000 Lone Star Park Handicap on Monday, and Great Minds set for the $100,000 Evangeline Downs Mile next Saturday, June 4. Read More...

Comfort capable of firing fresh

DRF | 4 days ago
If you're looking for a fresh face in the second-level optional $62,500 claiming ranks on this circuit, then you'll want to take Comfort in Sunday's feature at Belmont Park. Read More...

Mandella hopes Bal a Bali’s turn troubles are over in Charles Whittingham

DRF | 4 days ago
The turns that most concern trainer Richard Mandella are on the Santa Anita turf course, where Bal a Bali runs Sunday as the favorite in the Grade 2 Charles Whittingham Stakes. Read More...

NHC, BCQ qualifiers on DRF site

DRF | 4 days ago
There are three contests on tournaments.drf.com on Sunday. The marquee event is the one-day National Handicapping Championship qualifier. Buy-in is $162. In the live format, selections may be made until the off time of each race. One NHC package will be awarded for every 70 entries and players can purchase up to three entries. Packages include $1,000 in travel money and a four-night stay at Treasure Island, the NHC host hotel. Read More...

Aditya looks long gone

DRF | 4 days ago
Aditya was up against it when he made his seasonal debut at Hastings on May 15. He likes to be involved early and there was a plethora of speed in the 6 1/2-furlong dash. He is going to appreciate the easier company and the shape of the race when he runs in an optional $25,000 claiming race that headlines the eight-race card at Hastings Sunday. Read More...

Queen’s Plate: Attfield back in the running with Shakhimat

DRF | 4 days ago
If anything can help with the pain of a broken foot, it might be the fact that the last time Roger Attfield broke his foot, in 2008, he won the Queen's Plate with Not Bourbon. It was Attfield's eighth career Queen's Plate victory, which tied him with Harry Giddings Jr. for the most all-time Queen's Plate wins by a trainer. This year, Attfield has one of the leading contenders for the Queen's Plate in Shakhimat. Read More...

Belmont: Stradivari may join Pletcher stablemate Destin

DRF | 4 days ago
Todd Pletcher has participated in 12 runnings of the Belmont Stakes and five times he has run more than one horse in the third leg of the Triple Crown. There's a strong possibility he'll run two horses in the 147th Belmont Stakes on June 11. Read More...

Amigo drops from graded stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Amigo will drop out of graded stakes company to serve as the favorite in Sunday's $43,000 optional-claiming feature at 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Read More...

Nicks, Casse send out stakes workers

DRF | 4 days ago
A number of key contenders expected to contest next Saturday's Summit of Speed Preview Day here turned in their final works Thursday and Friday. The eight stakes next Saturday, each valued at $75,000, correspond to the stakes on the Summit of Speed card on July 2. Read More...

Leroidesanimaux dead at 16

DRF | 4 days ago
Champion Leroidesanimaux, sire of versatile champion and classic winner Animal Kingdom, has died at Lanwades Stud in Newmarket, England, following complications from injuries suffered in a paddock accident earlier this year. The son of Candy Stripes was 16 in Northern Hemisphere time. Read More...

Mizz Money eyes Just a Game

DRF | 4 days ago
Fresh off a gutsy victory in the Grade 3 Gallorette on the Preakness undercard at Pimlico, Mizz Money could make her next start against even tougher company in the Grade 1, $700,000 Just a Game on the Belmont Stakes undercard June 11. Read More...

Churchill: Jockey Sophie Doyle breaks collarbone in spill

DRF | 4 days ago
Jockey Sophie Doyle is expected to be out six to eight weeks after sustaining a broken right collarbone in a spill in the first race Thursday at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Despite more racing, handle down in California

DRF | 4 days ago
Despite eight more racing cards, handle at California racetracks declined 1.56 percent through the first four months of the year compared to the same point last year, according to statistics announced at Thursday's California Horse Racing Board meeting. Read More...

Illuminant’s turn to shine in Gamely?

DRF | 4 days ago
Perhaps it is Illuminant's turn to win a major turf stakes for fillies and mares in Southern California in Monday's $300,000 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita. Read More...

Whittingham good fit for Royal Albert Hall

DRF | 4 days ago
As a 1 1/4-mile race in May, Sunday's $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita could be the ideal fit for Royal Albert Hall. His trainer, Doug O'Neill, has had success with races at that distance this month, having won the Kentucky Derby with Nyquist at 1 1/4 miles at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Untapable prepares for Fleur de Lis

DRF | 4 days ago
Untapable has been on a steady workout schedule in recent weeks while gearing up for her next start, the Grade 2 Fleur de Lis Handicap on June 18 at her home track, Churchill Downs. Read More...

Queen’s Plate pedigree profile: Shakhimat

DRF | 4 days ago
Shakhimat's victory in the Grade 3 Transylvania Stakes on April 8 solidified the colt's place on the Queen's Plate radar, and gave sire Lonhro one of his biggest North American wins. Read More...

Harness: Melander’s Elitloppet favorite Nuncio is ‘so special’

DRF | 4 days ago
Stefan Melander has trained some great trotters during his harness racing career, including 2006 Prix d’Amerique winner Gigant Neo and 2001 Hambletonian winner Scarlet Knight, but he has never enjoyed a relationship with a horse in quite the same way as with Elitloppet favorite Nuncio. Read More...