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Eustacia will give routing a try in Freedom of the City

DRF | 3 days ago
Eustacia will try to carry her considerable speed around three turns for the first time when she runs in the $50,000 Freedom of the City at Northlands Park on Friday night. Read More...

Number of mares bred increases in 2014

DRF | 3 days ago
The Jockey Club released its Report of Mares Bred statistics for the 2014 breeding season, which revealed the first increase in North American mares bred since 2005. Read More...

Three females among 16 pre-entered in Breeders’ Cup Turf

DRF | 3 days ago
There may be a feminine presence to the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 1. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Top Kisser out, Thank You Marylou in

DRF | 3 days ago
Just a couple of minor surprises were in store when pre-entries for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint were announced Wednesday at Santa Anita: Top Kisser is not in the lineup, and Thank You Marylou is. Read More...

Dank among 17 F&M Turf pre-entries

DRF | 3 days ago
Eight top-class Europeans, led by defending champion Dank, were among the 17 pre-entries announced Wednesday for the $2 Million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 1 – setting up an intriguing international matchup. Read More...

Mile draws 25 pre-entries with Wise Dan out

DRF | 3 days ago
They could run two Breeders’ Cup Miles this year. A remarkable 25 horses were pre-entered in the $2 million Mile, a huge number owing in great part to the fact that one horse – two-time winner Wise Dan – is injured and will miss the race. Read More...

Untapable among 12 pre-entered in Distaff

DRF | 3 days ago
Untapable is training so well it is scary. Good timing for Halloween, when she tries to win the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita. Read More...

Chandelier, Frizette produce eight entrants

DRF | 3 days ago
The Grade 1, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies has attracted 15 pre-entries. The 1 1/16-mile race will be run at Santa Anita on Saturday, Nov. 1. Read More...

BC Turf Sprint nets 29 pre-entries; past winner Regally Ready on also-eligible list

DRF | 3 days ago
Eight of the nine Saturday Breeders’ Cup races were oversubscribed, but none more so than the $1 million Turf Sprint, which drew a staggering 29 pre-entrants. That means there are actually more horses on the order of preference also-eligible list than the 14 who will be allowed to start in this unique event run on Santa Anita’s about-6 1/2-furlong downhill turf course. Read More...

Sprint draws 21 pre-entries, with some surprises

DRF | 3 days ago
The presence of defending champion Secret Circle, multiple Grade 1 sprint winner Palace, and Hong Kong invader Rich Tapestry, who captured the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship in his sparkling U.S. debut, did little to scare away the opposition, as 21 horses were pre-entered Monday for the $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Artspeak appears ready for Governor’s Cup Final

DRF | 3 days ago
Heading into Saturday’s C$565,000 Governor’s Cup final at Woodbine there are many unanswered questions. Only after the horses cross the finish line will we know whether Metro stakes winner Artspeak is truly back on his game. The wickedly fast son of Western Ideal looked like the next super-horse during the summer, but in his last two races broke stride at key points in the mile. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Artspeak appears ready for Governor’s Cup Final

DRF | 3 days ago
Heading into Saturday’s C$565,000 Governor’s Cup final at Woodbine there are many unanswered questions. Only after the horses cross the finish line will we know whether Metro stakes winner Artspeak is truly back on his game. The wickedly fast son of Western Ideal looked like the next super-horse during the summer, but in his last two races broke stride at key points in the mile. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 10/17 analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Horses to watch from Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 10/17 analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Horses to watch from Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Australia: Fawkner favored in Cox Plate

DRF | 3 days ago
Fawkner, a Group 1 winner on Oct. 11, can solidify his claims for the Melbourne Cup on Nov. 4 in Saturday’s $2,638,500 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Australia. Read More...

Australia: Fawkner favored in Cox Plate

DRF | 3 days ago
Fawkner, a Group 1 winner on Oct. 11, can solidify his claims for the Melbourne Cup on Nov. 4 in Saturday’s $2,638,500 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Australia. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from Oct. 17 – Oct. 18

DRF | 3 days ago
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from Oct. 17 – Oct. 18

DRF | 3 days ago
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 10/23 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Thursday 10/23 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 10/23 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Thursday 10/23 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 10/23 analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Thursday 10/23 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 10/23 analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Thursday 10/23 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

King’s preview: Allowance has stakes sizzle

DRF | 3 days ago
The final week of racing at the fall meet at Keeneland begins Wednesday, and though the card lacks a stakes race, it has an allowance, the featured seventh, loaded with stakes horses. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton October: Steady returns in second session

DRF | 3 days ago
The second day of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale continued a consistent renewal of the North American yearling market’s final major event, posting the second-highest single-day gross in the auction’s history. Read More...

Raffetto signs on as consultant to New England HBPA

DRF | 3 days ago
Lou Raffetto, a longtime industry executive who once served as the vice president of racing at Suffolk Downs for nine years, has signed on as a consultant to the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association. Read More...

Her Emmynency out of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Michael Stidham said Her Emmynency is out of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. According to Stidham, Her Emmynency came down with colitis Sunday evening and is responding well to treatment at Chino Valley Equine Hospital in Chino Hills, Calif. Read More...

Kentucky officials to meet with drug lab on testing delays

DRF | 3 days ago
The two top officials of Kentucky’s racing regulatory commission will meet on Wednesday with the management of the privately held drug-testing laboratory that conducts the state’s post-race drug tests to discuss the lab’s persistent delays, officials said Tuesday. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: Nor’easter on the way

DRF | 3 days ago
The final week of the fall meet begins with the threat of wind and rain, as a slow-moving nor’easter is forecast to move across New York and New England Wednesday and Thursday. Read More...

Movie horse Hollywood Extra makes racing debut

DRF | 3 days ago
Hollywood Extra, a 3-year-old gelding who was part of the 2011 film “War Horse,” will begin his post-acting career in Thursday night’s fifth race at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. Read More...

Kentucky dates approved for 2015 – but not without drama

DRF | 3 days ago
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Tuesday approved a full slate of 2015 dates for the state’s racetracks, including a bloc in September that required an agreement between Churchill Downs and Kentucky Downs to resolve a dispute that had led Churchill to threaten to withdraw its September dates requests. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Watch out for Gingras in Fall Final Four

DRF | 3 days ago
Driver Yannick Gingras will steer most of the favorites in the four major 2-year-old stakes races on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. He talks about Lyons Again and all of his elimination drives from last week. Read More...

Brothers to be inducted into Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

DRF | 3 days ago
Frank Brothers, who won nine training titles at Louisiana Downs and five at Fair Grounds, will be the first trainer inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame when he is enshrined during June 27 ceremonies in Natchitoches, La. Read More...

Big plans for juvenile stakes winners Shotgun Kowboy, Pain and Misery

DRF | 3 days ago
Shotgun Kowboy and Pain and Misery were romping winners of 2-year-old stakes between Oklahoma and New Mexico last week, and are now both candidates for some of the Southwest’s most significant races for their division. Read More...

Fillies face marathon challenge

DRF | 3 days ago
Aguafria and Scooter Bird go from middle-distance races to a turf marathon on Thursday at Santa Anita, a race that could lead to a stakes next month. Read More...

Fair Grounds ordered to reinstate purses

DRF | 3 days ago
The Louisiana State Racing Commission has instructed Fair Grounds to restore $2.7 million in purse cuts the New Orleans track intended to apply to the upcoming 2014-15 Thoroughbred racing season. Read More...

Record stall requests for Gulfstream championship meet

DRF | 4 days ago
Gulfstream has received a record 5,356 stall requests for its championship meet that opens Dec. 6. The track can house 3,800 horses between Gulfstream, Gulfstream Park West, and the Palm Meadows Training Center. Read More...

East Hall to ship to Aqueduct for Discovery

DRF | 4 days ago
East Hall, the recent Indiana Derby winner headed to the Grade 3, $200,000 Discovery at Aqueduct, is scheduled to fly from his Florida base to New York next Tuesday, Oct. 28, said trainer Bill Kaplan. Read More...

Yourdreamsormine eyes first victory

DRF | 4 days ago
Gulfstream Park West has centered Thursday’s card on 2-year-olds, with three of the program’s 10 races for juveniles. Read More...

Luscious Lonna winding down

DRF | 4 days ago
Saturday’s victory in the Miss America Stakes may have been Luscious Lonna’s final race at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Oakland, Golden Nugget preps on Friday

DRF | 4 days ago
Friday’s card at Golden Gate offers fans a pair of important prep races for upcoming stakes. Read More...

Northern California ontrack business down

DRF | 4 days ago
Ontrack handle declined for three recently completed race meets in Northern California: Stockton, Fresno, and Golden Gate Fields summer. Read More...

Weather key in Thursday allowance

DRF | 4 days ago
Fifteen 3-year-olds were entered for Thursday’s seventh race, a $77,000 optional claimer with preliminary allowance conditions that serves as the nominal feature. Read More...

Clocker Report: One Lucky Dane bests workmate

DRF | 4 days ago
One Lucky Dane, who is expected to join his Bob Baffert-trained stablemate American Pharoah in the Juvenile, was the only potential Breeders’ Cup starter to work at Santa Anita, going six furlongs in company with jockey Rafael Bejarano aboard. Read More...

Apprentices looking to make their mark

DRF | 4 days ago
Apprentice riders Brayan Pena and Carson Sullivan come off fine showings at the Big Fresno Fair meeting and are hoping to make an impact at the Golden Gate Fields fall meet, which began last Thursday. Read More...

Jockeys plan tribute to Saez during BC

DRF | 4 days ago
Jockeys at the upcoming Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita will be riding with “JS” patches on their pants and boots to honor fallen rider Juan Saez, the 17-year-old apprentice killed in a spill at Indiana Grand on Oct. 14. Read More...

V. E. Day works seven furlongs at Belmont Park

DRF | 4 days ago
V. E. Day, the Travers winner, worked seven furlongs in 1:27.23 Tuesday morning over the Belmont Park training track, his last serious move before the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Foreign Policy relocates to River Oaks Farm in Oklahoma

DRF | 4 days ago
Foreign Policy, a 12-year-old son of Danzig, will stand the 2015 breeding season at River Oaks Farm in Sulphur, Okla., for an advertised fee of $1,250. Read More...

Texas stallion Wimbledon relocated to Key Ranch

DRF | 4 days ago
Grade 2 winner Wimbledon will stand the 2015 breeding season at Joe Kerby’s Key Ranch in Salado, Texas for an advertised fee of $2,000. The 13-year-old Wild Rush horse, who has been sold to Texas-based Jack Cook, previously stood at Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas. Read More...

Leagues challenge Monmouth’s sports betting plans

DRF | 4 days ago
Five major sports leagues have filed a request for injunction seeking to stop Monmouth Park in New Jersey from offering bets on their games as of Oct. 26. Read More...

Magic of Reality could help Motion pull ahead in trainers’ race

DRF | 4 days ago
As Keeneland plays out the string of its 17-day fall meet, split divisions of a second-level, filly and mare turf allowance will serve as co-features of a nine-race Thursday card at the Lexington, Ky., track. Read More...