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Yoshida most impressive in James W. Murphy Stakes victory

DRF | 3 days ago
Yoshida went wire to wire last month in a maiden victory over the Keeneland turf and came into his stakes debut Saturday in the $100,000 James W. Murphy at Pimlico as the second wagering choice in a field of 12 3-year-olds. Read More...

Recruiting Ready flaunts speed in winning Chick Lang Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Recruiting Ready may not have had the stamina to be successful on the Triple Crown trail, but he sure has the speed to be an effective sprinter in the 3-year-old division. Read More...

Ribchester dominates England’s J.T. Lockinge Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Ribchester made all the running and thoroughly dominated his seven rivals Saturday at Newbury Racecourse, winning the Group 1 J.T. Lockinge Stakes by 3 3/4 lengths over Lightning Spear. Read More...

The Meadows: Sortie swiftest in Pennsylania Sire Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
A trio of $48,876 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters were staged on Saturday afternoon at The Meadows, and Sortie, Andy M, and Common Parlance would go home with victories. Read More...

Gierkink: How I’ll play Woodbine on Sunday, May 21

DRF | 3 days ago
In race 1, LETTER FLY (3) finished a close fourth off a winter layoff April 21 in an ultra-key $25,000 claimer from which the first, second, third, and sixth horses all excited to excel. She’s back at the same level at 4-1 on the line, and I’ll play her to win at 3-1 or higher. Read More...

Everything Lovely gets first stakes win in The Very One

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Kate DeMasi has developed two nice filly-and-mare turf sprinters in recent years. Joya Real, whom she claimed in 2013, ended up winning three stakes and $450,000 before being retired last fall. Everything Lovely, who started out in 2014, broke through with an overdue first stakes victory Saturday in the $100,000 The Very One Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Bergman: Norman has two fillies looking to be Queen

DRF | 3 days ago
Richard “Nifty” Norman had a long reign with the phenomenal trotting mare Bee A Magician that came to an end this season. It’s too early to predict if there is another Bee A Magician in the works, but Norman has a pair of fillies in the sophomore ranks this year that could rise to the level of greatness if they continue along their early march. Read More...

Meadowlands: Harris takes aim at the Graduate with Taco Tuesday

DRF | 3 days ago
Taco Tuesday steps up in class on Saturday night but his new trainer Andrew Harris believes the 4-year-old gelding is ready for the $75,000 Graduate Series opening leg at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Bernier: Pick four for Preakness card

DRF | 3 days ago
The Preakness card at Pimlico is filled with multirace wagers, and I’ll look at the second of three pick-four sequences, beginning with race 6. The middle pick four has a guaranteed pool of $500,000, so hopefully we can make a score and roll it into the final pick four of the day. Admittedly, I’m not offering the most efficient pick-four play you’ll ever see, but that’s why you can use DRF TicketMaker to emphasize your opinions and maximize your profits. For the sake of this write-up, I’m going to dive into my “all A’s” pick-four play. Read More...

Hong Kong selections for Sunday, May 21, 2017

DRF | 3 days ago
Sha Tin selections for Sunday, May 21. Read More...

Hawthorne Harness: Sunday 5/21 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Sunday 5/21 card at Hawthorne Harness. Read More...

Meadowlands: Ariana G, What The Hill lead New Jersey Sire Stakes winners

DRF | 4 days ago
The New Jersey Sire Stakes season for 3-year-olds of both gaits and sexes began Friday night at the Meadowlands, and Dan Patch Award winning filly trotter Ariana G was among the winners. Read More...

Santa Anita jackpot pick six up to $156,205

DRF | 4 days ago
The carryover in the single-ticket jackpot pool of the $2 pick six has grown to $156,205 for Saturday’s program at Santa Anita. Read More...

Record handle, attendance for Black-Eyed Susan card

DRF | 4 days ago
Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan card at Pimlico Race Course set a handle record when $19.89 million was wagered on the 14-race card. Read More...

John Servis has suspension rescinded by Pennsylvania commission

DRF | 4 days ago
The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission has rescinded the 15-day suspension handed to trainer John Servis by the Parx Racing board of stewards after three of his horses tested positive for clenbuterol between April 4 and May 7, 2016. Read More...

Clipthecouponannie cashes tickets in Skipat Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Todd Pletcher and John Velazquez, looking to take tomorrow's Preakness Stakes with their Kentucky Derby winner, Always Dreaming, ended Friday with some momentum, teaming to win the $100,000 Skipat Stakes, the final stakes on the card, with Clipthecouponannie. Read More...

Always Dreaming at 4-5 in early Preakness betting

DRF | 4 days ago
As of 6:15 p.m. Eastern on Friday, and with $217,355 in the win pool in advance wagering, Always Dreaming was a 4-5 favorite for the 142nd Preakness on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Actress wins maiden in style in Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
The heat broke and the rains came in the hour before the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan at Pimlico on Friday, turning the fast track sloppy. And when the 11-horse field hit the wire, Actress had gone from a maiden to a graded stakes winner. Read More...

Speakers call for out-of-competition testing at conference

DRF | 4 days ago
An international slate of speakers on Friday at the Pan Am Conference stressed the importance of out-of-competition testing and a strong culture in combating doping, not just in racing but in other sports as well. Read More...

Belinda Stronach expresses optimism for racing industry in speech

DRF | 4 days ago
Belinda Stronach, who was elevated by her father, Frank Stronach, to chairman and president of The Stronach Group last year, said she is “really optimistic” about the future of both the company and the racing industry during a keynote address delivered at the end of the Pan Am Conference held on Thursday and Friday. Read More...

Will-pays for Black-Eyed Susan/Preakness double

DRF | 4 days ago
Always Dreaming accounts for the lowest will-pay in the daily double linking the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes and the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. A $2 wager with the Black-Eyed Susan winner, Actress, with Always Dreaming will return $68.80. All-sources handle on the two-day wager was $777,599, up 4 percent from last year. Read More...

Richard’s Boy unseats Ben’s Cat as McKay Turf Sprint champ

DRF | 4 days ago
World traveler Richard's Boy won the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint as local hero Ben's Cat abdicated his throne at Pimlico. Read More...

Vertical Oak notches second straight win with Miss Preakness Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Vertical Oak, benefiting from a track that carried speed all afternoon, pressed a contested pace but then pulled clear through the lane to score a 3 3/4-length victory in the Grade 3, $150,000 Miss Preakness Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on Friday at Pimlico. Read More...

Happy Mesa just misses course record in Hilltop Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Maryland-based trainer Graham Motion picked up his fourth victory in the $100,000 Hilltop Stakes for 3-year-old fillies as Happy Mesa came flying late to just miss the course record. Read More...

Shaman Ghost wins battle of stablemates in Pimlico Special

DRF | 4 days ago
The class of Shaman Ghost carried him past stablemate Dolphus to win the $300,000 Pimlico Special by a neck on Friday. Read More...

Penna might run two in Musical Romance

DRF | 4 days ago
After contemplating retiring “for about 10 minutes” not long ago, trainer Angel Penna Jr. is back in business again, and he has a couple of talented fillies, Hola Charlotte and Eva London, who have an eye on Saturday's $100,000 Musical Romance Stakes. Read More...

La Coronel among a large group headed to Royal Ascot

DRF | 4 days ago
The contingent of American horses traveling to England to compete in the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting next month continues to grow. Read More...

Reine Minoru, Soul Stirring get rematch in Japanese Oaks

DRF | 4 days ago
Reine Minoru was a 40-1 outsider when she won the Grade 1 Japanese 1000 Guineas at Hanshin Racecourse on April 9, beating a field that included Soul Stirring, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2016 in Japan. Read More...

Evangeline sets new first post, will reschedule two turf stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, La., was to shift to a 5:25 p.m. Central post time starting Saturday night. It will remain in place through the close of the meet Sept. 2. Read More...

American Dubai possible for Cornhusker Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
Plans are to be determined for American Dubai, with one consideration the Grade 3, $300,000 Cornhusker. The 1 1/8-mile race is July 8 at Prairie Meadows. Read More...

Maxsmiraclejourney gets more ground in Steady Growth Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Maxsmiraclejourney seems ready to put his best hoof forward on holiday Monday at Woodbine in the $125,000 Steady Growth Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile event for Ontario-sired runners. Read More...

Terra Promessa crushes foes in Allaire duPont Distaff

DRF | 4 days ago
With a quarter-mile to run in the Allaire duPont Distaff, the race was effectively over. Terra Promessa was lengthening her stride and she kept on going to a 7 1/2-length victory on Friday. Read More...

Anythingyoucando goes for two in row for Asmussen

DRF | 4 days ago
Anythingyoucando stands a strong chance of becoming an allowance winner in Sunday's eighth race at Churchill Downs, a $51,000, entry-level contest. Read More...

Distinctiv Passion, Prime Engine bring speed to Governor’s

DRF | 4 days ago
Substantial speed will be on display when Prime Engine and Distinctiv Passion hook up in the $50,000 Governor's at Emerald Downs on Sunday. Read More...

Irap, Denman’s Call among O’Neill workers

DRF | 4 days ago
The 2017 stakes winners Denman's Call, Irap, and Ann Arbor Eddie were among 34 workers for trainer Doug O'Neill on the main track at Santa Anita on Friday. Read More...

Unique Bella nears return to training

DRF | 4 days ago
Unique Bella, a three-time stakes winner who has been rested since late March because of a minor shin injury, is nearing a return to light exercise. Read More...

Prat to ride Midnight Storm in Gold Cup

DRF | 4 days ago
The six-time stakes winner Midnight Storm will be ridden for the first time by Flavien Prat in the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on May 27, trainer Phil D'Amato said on Friday Read More...

Plenty of potential on display in Tom Ridge Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Bound for Nowhere and Proforma, a pair of lightly raced 3-year-olds with a combined record of 4 for 5, figure to vie for favoritism in Monday's $100,000 Tom Ridge Stakes at Presque Isle Downs. Read More...

Midlantic sale now in the big time

DRF | 4 days ago
The evolution of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale from a largely regional affair to a legitimate venue for seven-figure horses is a fairly recent development, but hardly an overnight success. Read More...

High-price pinhooks dot Midlantic catalog

DRF | 4 days ago
Some of the Hips to watch at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training. Read More...

Queen’s Plate pedigree analysis: Time to Travel

DRF | 4 days ago
Queen's Plate contender Time to Travel's family tree has been good to owner-breeder Garland Williamson. Read More...

Queen’s Plate Watch: King and His Court, Tiz a Slam early favorites

DRF | 4 days ago
Wando Stakes winner King and His Court and runner-up Tiz a Slam lead the first Daily Racing Form Queen's Plate Watch list of 2017. Read More...

Daz Lin Dawn, Fall At Last stand out in Victoria Day stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Two $50,000 stakes races for 3-year-olds kick off Monday's Victoria Day card at Hastings and in both the Ross McLeod for fillies in the first race, and Jim Coleman Province there are formidable favorites. Read More...

Watchmaker: Pick four for Preakness Day

DRF | 4 days ago
The pick-four sequence that ends with Saturday’s Preakness Stakes at Pimlico – it has a guaranteed pool of $2 million; it handled $2.29 million last year – is one you might have to get creative in early if you feel the way I do about the big event. Read More...

Pacific Heat, Cheekaboo give Eurton strong hand in Fran’s Valentine

DRF | 4 days ago
Pacific Heat and Cheekaboo, stakes winners trained by Peter Eurton and sired by the late Unusual Heat, face contrasting challenges Sunday in the $125,000 Fran's Valentine Stakes at Santa Anita. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from May 12 – May 14

DRF | 4 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Hawthorne, Northfield, Meadowlands and others. Read More...

Ghostly Presence among fillies prepping for Woodbine Oaks in Selene Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Ghostly Presence, winner of the Princess Elizabeth Stakes last season, returns to two turns in Sunday's Grade 3, $125,000 Selene Stakes for 3-year-old fillies over 1 1/16 miles on Tapeta at Woodbine. Read More...

Legislation to expand gambling in Illinois advances

DRF | 4 days ago
Legislation that would expand gambling in Illinois and includes a provision for racetracks to operate slot machines passed the Illinois Senate on Thursday. Read More...

Yo Y Me returns to sprint in effort to win sixth in row

DRF | 4 days ago
Yo Y Me will attempt to win his sixth consecutive race Sunday when he makes his Arapahoe Park debut in the $30,000 Inaugural. Read More...

Turf runners get their chance on Sunday’s card

DRF | 4 days ago
It's a veritable turf festival on Sunday at Belmont, where six of the nine races are carded for turf, including the entire late pick four, races 6 through 9. Read More...