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Wednesday TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Bellamy Way can rebound on the drop in class

DRF | 3 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Wednesday at Belmont Park. Read More...

Party Pooper can rebound with better trip in claiming sprint

DRF | 3 days ago
Contention runs deep in a $25,000 claiming race for 3-year-olds and up that will serve as Friday's feature at Emerald Downs. The six-furlong dash drew six horses, and a case could be made for or against most of them. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from June 13 – June 15

DRF | 3 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report. Read More...

Mohawk: Thursday 6/22 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 6/22 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Divisidero targets Arlington Million

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Buff Bradley said Divisidero is being pointed to the Aug. 12 Arlington Million after exiting his last start in excellent fashion. Read More...

Doyle skips trip to Europe to focus on Ellis Park meet

DRF | 3 days ago
Sophie Doyle could have been on a whirlwind trip to Europe, but duty called. Doyle, perhaps as much as anyone on this side of the pond, is taking a fervent interest in this week's Royal Ascot meet. Her younger brother, James, has become a world-class jockey who won the Group 1 St. James’s Palace on Tuesday aboard Barney Roy for Godolphin. Read More...

Singing Bullet resumes promising career

DRF | 3 days ago
Singing Bullet is linked to some big names in racing. Now he's looking to make one for himself as the likely favorite in the lone allowance on a nine-race Friday card. Read More...

Hot apprentice Roman, promising juvenile Fracas team up

DRF | 3 days ago
Evin Roman, a 19-year-old from Puerto Rico who rode his first race at Santa Anita in February, suddenly is the meet's hottest jockey. He has 10 mounts Friday, including on the fast first-time starter Fracas in race 6. Read More...

Toriaezu Nama tests turf for first time

DRF | 3 days ago
After winning a key race on the Tapeta May 22, Toriaezu Nama will experiment on the grass Friday at Woodbine in a non-winners-of-three combo sprint for Ontario-sired allowance horses and $40,000 claimers. Read More...

Record heat prompts Pleasanton to cancel Thursday card

DRF | 3 days ago
Thursday’s opening day of racing at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet at the Alameda County Fair has been canceled because of the record heat wave that has hit the area. Read More...

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending June 18, 2017

DRF | 3 days ago
Each week, TimeformUS Chief Figure Maker Craig Milkowski takes a look back at the weekend’s graded stakes and releases the TimeformUS Speed Figures for these races. Read More...

Plainfield brings versatility to Hoosier Breeders Sophomore

DRF | 4 days ago
Plainfield was bet down to 3-2 in an Indiana-bred maiden sprint, and he made that price look like an absolute bargain when he buried his rivals by more than 18 lengths in a race run over just 5 1/2 furlongs. Plainfield was far less dominant stretching out to two turns in a first-level allowance race, but he won that, too, and now he looks like a key contender Wednesday in the Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes. Read More...

Veitch, Kentucky commission end long legal battle

DRF | 4 days ago
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Tuesday voted to accept a settlement with former chief state steward John Veitch that will remove a one-year suspension from his record. Read More...

Churchill Downs unveils plans for historical-racing parlor at Trackside

DRF | 4 days ago
Churchill Downs plans to build a new stand-alone facility at its Trackside training center in Louisville to house 650 historical horse-racing machines, with a planned opening in the late summer or fall of next year. Read More...

TimeformUS Belmont Horses in Focus for June 20, 2017

DRF | 4 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Wednesday at Belmont Park. Read More...

Gierkink: Woodbine horses to watch for week of June 19

DRF | 4 days ago
Gierkink: Woodbine horses to watch for week of June 19 Read More...

Royal Ascot: Barney Roy caps big day for Godolphin in St. James’s Palace Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Barney Roy completed a Royal Ascot opening-day Group 1 double for Godolphin when he won the St. James’s Palace Stakes by one length over Lancaster Bomber. Read More...

Hong Kong selections for Wednesday, June 21, 2017

DRF | 4 days ago
Happy Valley selections for Wednesday, June 21. Read More...

Royal Ascot: Lady Aurelia does it again

DRF | 4 days ago
Lady Aurelia followed up on her breathtaking win a year ago in the Queen Mary Stakes with a scintillating score Tuesday in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot. Read More...

Royal Ascot: Ribchester too good for Queen Anne foes

DRF | 4 days ago
Ribchester cemented his position as Europe’s best miler with a definitive victory Tuesday in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes to launch the 2017 Royal Ascot meeting. Read More...

Kentucky breeder Hargus Sexton dies at 96

DRF | 4 days ago
Hargus Sexton, a prominent Kentucky Thoroughbred breeder, died June 15 at his home in Versailles, Ky. He was 96. Read More...

Sparkman: Gun Runner carries on Evans legacy

DRF | 4 days ago
The $3 million Keeneland November buy Quiet Giant was bred to sensational young sire Candy Ride, and her first foal is Gun Runner, who captured the Stephen Foster Stakes at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Choctaw Chuck finally gets his Karl Boyes Memorial victory

DRF | 4 days ago
Choctaw Chuck made his fourth start in the $100,000 Karl Boyes Memorial a winning one, taking the 5 1/2-furlong dash by three-quarters of a length Monday night at Presque Isle Downs. Read More...

Overland Park edges Forest Mouse in San Juan County Commissioners Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
Overland Park turned the tables on frequent rival Forest Mouse on Monday, when he forged to a neck win over him in the $50,000 San Juan County Commissioners Handicap at SunRay Park. Read More...

Giwner: A Yonkers Raceway meet at Belmont Park?

DRF | 4 days ago
Could Yonkers Raceway become the harness racing capital of North America? With some of the best horses and many of the top drivers in the sport, is it really that farfetched an idea? Read More...

Swing and Sway powers to victory in Niagara

DRF | 5 days ago
The public had trouble settling on a favorite in the $50,000 Niagara Stakes at Finger Lakes on Monday, sending off Clara's Gone West, Swing and Sway, and Tiznow's Smile at 2-1 and Filibustin at 3-1 in the seven-horse field. But Swing and Sway proved to be in a different league than her rivals, blowing the race open midway through and drawing off to win by 4 3/4 lengths. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 6/21 Analysis + Pick Four Ticket

DRF | 5 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 6/21 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Pocono: Fields drawn for Sun Stakes eliminations

DRF | 5 days ago
The very best trotters and pacers in North American harness racing will be converging on The Downs at Mohegan Sin Pocono the next two Saturdays, with elimination races being held this Saturday in order to qualify horses to participate in the Sun Stakes Saturday supercard on Saturday, July 1. Read More...

Miss Katie Mae faces Ward’s duo in allowance turf sprint

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainers Graham Motion and Wesley Ward may have more pressing matters this week at Royal Ascot, but they will likely turn their attention at some point Thursday to Belmont Park, where they have top contenders in the featured second-level allowance turf sprint. Read More...

Shanghai Bobby gets first winner

DRF | 5 days ago
Spirit of Shanghai became the first winner for juvenile champion Shanghai Bobby, a well-regarded member of a strong group of freshman sires, when she won a maiden-claiming race Sunday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Order of St George could be vulnerable in Gold Cup

DRF | 5 days ago
Order of St. George is the odds-on favorite to win the Group 1 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot on Thursday for the second year in a row, but the horse's reputation at this moment appears to have outpaced his form, and if the Ascot course stays dry, Big Orange will have a chance at an upset. Read More...

Blame gets first Group 1 winner in French classic

DRF | 5 days ago
Eclipse Award champion Blame, standing at historic Claiborne Farm in Kentucky, has flirted with progeny victories in major Grade 1 events, as one might expect. Blameitonthelaw was third behind champion Nyquist in the 2015 Del Mar Futurity, and Going for Broke was second to champion Songbird in the 2016 Alabama Stakes. But Blame’s first Grade/Group 1 winner came in a classic on turf in France, as Senga scored in the Prix de Diane, or French Oaks, over the weekend. Read More...

Hushion to retire from training at end of meet

DRF | 5 days ago
Mike Hushion respected as a horse trainer but admired for being a better person, will retire from the game after 42 years of training when the Belmont Park spring-summer meet ends on July 16. Read More...

Diamond Bachelor has pace and class edge

DRF | 5 days ago
Diamond Bachelor should go to the lead and not look back when he faces five rivals, including stablemate Bashart, in Thursday's $44,000 allowance feature at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 6/20 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Tuesday 6/20 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Delta Bluesman to defend title in Smile Sprint

DRF | 5 days ago
Delta Bluesman is coming back to south Florida to defend his title a week from Saturday in the Grade 3 Smile Sprint. Trainer Jorge Navarro said Monday he's looking forward to “returning home” with Delta Bluesman. Read More...

Gun Runner hitting best stride

DRF | 5 days ago
Gun Runner was an honest and consistent 3-year-old. The winner of the Louisiana Derby and Risen Star, both Grade 2 events, he finished a creditable third behind Nyquist and Exaggerator in the Kentucky Derby, then bounced right back to win the Grade 3 Matt Winn Stakes. Read More...

KVN Corona wins Ed Burke Million Futurity to stay unbeaten

DRF | 5 days ago
KVN Corona won his stakes debut and remained unbeaten after three starts with a head win in Sunday’s $1 million Ed Burke Million Futurity for Quarter Horses at Los Alamitos. Read More...

Time and Motion rerouted to Modesty Handicap

DRF | 5 days ago
Time and Motion, who was scratched from the New York Stakes due to a low white blood cell count, breezed three furlongs over the Belmont Park turf course on Monday. If all continues to go well, Time and Motion could make her next start in the Grade 3 $100,000 Modesty Handicap at Arlington Park on July 8. Read More...

War Flag shows she’s the goods

DRF | 5 days ago
War Flag on Sunday displayed an impressive turn of foot, rallying from last in an eight-horse field to win a third-level allowance race at Monmouth Park by a half-length against males on Sunday. It was her first start in this country. Read More...

Timeline okay after sustaining cuts during Pegasus win

DRF | 5 days ago
The undefeated 3-year-old Timeline appeared to have escaped injury as a result of being stepped on during the running of Sunday's Grade 3, $100,000 Pegasus at Monmouth Park, a race he won by 3 1/2 lengths under Javier Castellano. Read More...

Jolly Convergence seeks elusive Hong Kong victory

DRF | 5 days ago
Jolly Convergence is winless in nine starts in Hong Kong this season, but the gelding’s record is not as discouraging as it seems. Jolly Convergence was second, beaten three-quarters of a length, in a troubled trip in a six-furlong handicap June 7 and returns at the same level of competition in Wednesday’s $158,375 Lantau Island Handicap at six furlongs on turf at Happy Valley Racecourse. Read More...

Mohawk: Tuesday 6/20 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Tuesday 6/20 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Royal Ascot: Highland Reel in tough in Prince of Wales’s Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Highland Reel won the Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita last November and the Group 1 Coronation Cup at Epsom on June 2. Those are brilliant credentials, but not enough to make Highland Reel a clear favorite in a tough running of the Group 1 Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot on Wednesday. Read More...

Churchill Downs seeks approval for Instant Racing machines

DRF | 5 days ago
Churchill Downs Inc. has asked the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for approval to add devices resembling slot machines to its flagship racetrack in Louisville, according to an agenda distributed by the commission on Monday. Read More...

Defiant Honor looks for debris-free trip

DRF | 5 days ago
Defiant Honor, second with “debris” trouble in a Grade 3 stakes at Del Mar last year, makes her 3-year-old debut in a first-level allowance race going a mile at Belmont Park. Read More...

Single 6 jackpot at $112,000

DRF | 5 days ago
Three allowances are on tap for Thursday, and all are part of a Single 6 sequence (races 3-8). The jackpot stands at $112,293 after no solo winners were sold Sunday on handle of $45,478. The rollover jackpot hasn't been swept in the last 16 racing days. Read More...

Americans abound in Royal Ascot opener

DRF | 5 days ago
The five-day Royal Ascot meeting begins Tuesday with an excellent six-race card that includes three Group 1 races and six American runners. Read More...

Golden Gate: Attendance, ontrack handle rise during winter-spring meet

DRF | 5 days ago
For the first time since 2011, the Golden Gate Fields winter-spring meet showed increases in both attendance and ontrack handle. Read More...

Free: Santa Anita horses to watch for week of June 19

DRF | 5 days ago
Brad Free's horses to watch at Santa Anita for the week of June 19. Read More...