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Yonkers: Friday 4/18 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 4/18 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Coup de Grace eyes Woody Stephens Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Coup de Grace, the winner of the Grade 3 Bay Shore Stakes at Aqueduct on April 5, will point to the Grade 2, $500,000 Woody Stephens Stakes at Belmont on June 7. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 4/18 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Friday 4/18 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Romansh points to Met Mile

DRF | 3 days ago
Romansh, the winner by a neck over Godolphin stablemate Long River in the Grade 3 Excelsior Stakes, will make his next start in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap on June 7, trainer Tom Albertrani said Wednesday. Read More...

Delaware adopts new medication rules

DRF | 3 days ago
New rules regarding the administration of medication and a new penalty schedule for trainers violating medication regulations will go into effect in Delaware on May 11, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission said Wednesday. Read More...

Distance the biggest factor for Illinois Derby runners

DRF | 3 days ago
Post position isn’t meaningless in the Illinois Derby, but the starting stalls assigned Wednesday to the eight horses entered in Saturday’s Grade 3, $500,000 race should not make or break a runner’s chances. Read More...

Jay Hovdey: Long Kentucky Derby drought for Californians

DRF | 3 days ago
There is no disputing that there have been 51 Kentucky Derby winners since 1962, and not one of them had his or her roots in California. Read More...

La Verdad primed for Distaff Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Linda Rice hopes she has La Verdad primed to capture her first graded stakes victory in the six-furlong Distaff Handicap at Aqueduct following a victory in the Broadway Stakes for New York-breds on March 29. Read More...

Aqueduct: DRF Plus handicapping report for April 17, 2014

DRF | 3 days ago
DRF Plus handicapping analysis for Aqueduct on Thursday, April 17. Read More...

ThistleDown purses up markedly; Ohio Derby worth $300K

DRF | 3 days ago
ThistleDown opens a 122-day meet Friday with larger purses and larger fields. It is the second racing season that the North Randall, Ohio, track has operated as a racino. Read More...

Game On Dude faces six challengers in Charles Town Classic

DRF | 3 days ago
After claiming his third straight victory in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap last month, Game On Dude will go for his second straight success in the Grade 2 Charles Town Classic on Saturday night, when he takes on six rivals in the $1.5 million race run at 1 1/8 miles around three turns. Read More...

Miss Da Point tries to continue improvement

DRF | 3 days ago
Previously viewed as a horse with an affinity for Aqueduct’s inner oval, it turns out that Miss Da Point is more than a one-track filly. Read More...

Lexington Stakes gets field of 11

DRF | 3 days ago
Although it almost surely will have no impact on the 140th Kentucky Derby, there still are 10 Derby qualifying points available to the winner of the Grade 3 Lexington Stakes on Saturday at Keeneland, where a field of 11 has been drawn for the 1 1/16-mile Polytrack race. Read More...

Kentucky Oaks: Full field of 14 expected

DRF | 3 days ago
Even with the likelihood of a heavy favorite in Untapable, racing officials at Churchill Downs in Louisville are expecting a full gate of 14 3-year-old fillies for the 140th Kentucky Oaks on May 2. Read More...

Rainbow 6 jackpot tops $5 million

DRF | 3 days ago
Friday's $48,750 main event will be the third leg in the Rainbow 6 sequence, with the jackpot standing at more than $5.16 million entering the eight-race program. Read More...

Allen Jerkens enjoying son’s Kentucky Derby run

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Allen Jerkens doesn’t have a Kentucky Derby horse, but he does have a big rooting interest in the race: Wicked Strong, who is trained by Allen’s son, Jimmy, and rallied to beat Samraat and Social Inclusion in the Wood Memorial. Read More...

Little Daddy eyes Sir Bear, maybe Belmont

DRF | 3 days ago
One of the horses pointing for the Sir Bear, a one-mile overnight stakes here on Kentucky Derby Day, is Little Daddy, who is unbeaten in two starts. Read More...

Jockey Gonzalez loses bug but gets hot

DRF | 3 days ago
Ricardo Gonzalez lost his best friend three weeks ago, but he’s rebounded nicely. The 18-year-old rider from Mexico became a journeyman rider, losing his five-pound apprentice allowance after two wins March 23, his last day with the bug. Read More...

Social Inclusion breezes; owner still hopes to make it to Derby

DRF | 4 days ago
Wednesday was a good morning for Social Inclusion, who worked a sharp three furlongs here in 35.04 seconds over a muddy track. Social Inclusion also moved a step closer to earning a place in the Kentucky Derby field. Read More...

Social Inclusion edges closer to making Kentucky Derby field

DRF | 4 days ago
Wednesday was a good morning for Social Inclusion, who worked a sharp three furlongs here in 35.04 over a muddy track. Social Inclusion also moved a step closer to earning a place in the Kentucky Derby field. Read More...

Pope returns for new Prairie Meadows meet

DRF | 4 days ago
Following an arduous winter that has produced snow well into April, Prairie Meadows readies for its 25th annual spring/summer Thoroughbred meet with a game plan largely unchanged from recent seasons. Read More...

Emollient on her preferred surface in Doubledogdare

DRF | 4 days ago
Some people aren’t pleased to see the demise of Polytrack at Keeneland. Presumably, some horses aren’t either – such as Emollient, the Juddmonte Farms homebred whose two races over the synthetic surface at Keeneland have resulted in two Grade 1 victories. Read More...

Barretts catalogs 129 for May juvenile sale

DRF | 4 days ago
The catalog for the 2014 Barretts’ May sale of 2-year-olds in training is now available online, featuring 128 listed offerings. Read More...

Finger Lakes opens 162-day meet Friday; 15 stakes on calendar

DRF | 4 days ago
There are 15 stakes worth a collective $1.1 million scheduled at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack this season, the same as a year ago. The packaging, however, is a little different. Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Who’s hot, who’s not for April 16

DRF | 4 days ago
With the final round of races worth 170 qualifying points having been run, the Derby Watch list is now entirely points driven. Newcomers to the list this week are Dance With Fate and Medal Count, who ran one-two in the Blue Grass Stakes, and Danza, the upset winner of the Arkansas Derby. Read More...

Handle down at Sunland Park despite large average field size

DRF | 4 days ago
Handle during the 76-day mixed meet at Sunland Park in New Mexico dropped 8.5 percent this year despite the track drawing almost nine horses per race, one of the strongest figures in the country. Read More...

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to recognize contributing stallion farms

DRF | 4 days ago
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Foundation will acknowledge the stallion farms that have agreed to contribute to the foundation with a luncheon Monday, the foundation announced Wednesday. Read More...

Frivolous heading to Arlington Matron

DRF | 4 days ago
Frivolous, an impressive winner at Keeneland in her 4-year-old debut Sunday, will remain on Polytrack by racing next in the Grade 3 Matron on May 24 at Arlington Park, said trainer Vicki Oliver. Read More...

Keeneland: Closer Looks for April 17, 2014

DRF | 4 days ago
DRF Plus closer looks for Keeneland on Thursday, April 17. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 4/17 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Thursday 4/17 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Up With the Birds headed back to Woodbine

DRF | 4 days ago
Up With the Birds, the 2013 Canadian Horse of the Year, will ship from Keeneland to his Woodbine base with the possibility of returning to the United States for the Dixie Stakes at Pimlico on the May 17 Preakness undercard, trainer Malcolm Pierce said. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 4/17 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Thursday 4/17 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Horses to watch from April 10 – April 14

DRF | 4 days ago
Horses to watch from Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Aqueduct: Closer Looks for April 17, 2014

DRF | 4 days ago
DRF Plus closer looks for Aqueduct on Thursday, April 17. Read More...

Byron King’s Keeneland handicapping notebook for April 16

DRF | 4 days ago
Byron King's Keeneland handicapping notebook for Wednesday, April 12, with a look back at Sunday's card and a preview of Wednesday's program. Read More...

Constitution to miss Kentucky Derby with shin injury

DRF | 4 days ago
Constitution, the undefeated winner of the Florida Derby, will miss the Kentucky Derby and the rest of the Triple Crown because of a shin fracture, Elliott Walden, president of co-owner WinStar Farm, said Wednesday. Read More...

Yonkers: Driver Andy Miller injured in Yonkers Raceway accident

DRF | 4 days ago
Andy Miller suffered injuries when he was unseated in an accident in the first race Tuesday night at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

OBS Spring: Four clock fastest furlong on breeze show’s first day

DRF | 4 days ago
A quartet of fillies registered the fastest time for an eighth of a mile on Monday during the first under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training, covering the distance in :9 4/5 seconds. Read More...

Santiva relocated to Swifty Farms in Indiana

DRF | 4 days ago
Grade 2 winner Santiva has relocated to Swifty Farms in Seymour, Ind., where he will stand for an advertised fee of $3,000. Read More...

DRF hires Fornatale as tournament editor

DRF | 4 days ago
Daily Racing Form announced Tuesday that Peter Thomas Fornatale has joined the company in the newly created role of tournament editor. Read More...

Darby Dan names Hamilton director of client development

DRF | 4 days ago
Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Ky., has named John Hamilton its director of client development. Read More...

Keeneland: DRF Plus handicapping report for April 16, 2014

DRF | 4 days ago
Keeneland: DRF Plus handicapping report for April 16, 2014 Read More...

Keeneland: Closer Looks for April 16, 2014

DRF | 4 days ago
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Trainer Calhoun, jockey Cabrera lead respective standings

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Bret Calhoun and jockey David Cabrera jumped out to early leads in the trainer and jockey standings. Read More...

Santana to ride Tapiture if horse goes in Kentucky Derby

DRF | 4 days ago
Ricardo Santana Jr. will have the mount on Tapiture if he runs in the Kentucky Derby, trainer Steve Asmussen said Tuesday. Read More...

Lone Star concerts draw big crowds

DRF | 4 days ago
Opening week at Lone Star finished with high attendance Friday and Saturday, with Equibase reporting crowds of 15,633 Friday and 17,000 Saturday. Read More...

Aqueduct: DRF Plus handicapping report for April 16, 2014

DRF | 4 days ago
Aqueduct: DRF Plus handicapping report for April 16, 2014 Read More...

Aqueduct: Closer Looks for April 16, 2014

DRF | 4 days ago
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Taptowne arrives early for Texas Mile

DRF | 4 days ago
Nominations for the Grade 3, $200,000 Texas Mile on April 26 don’t close until Thursday, but one invader for the race, Taptowne, is already on the Lone Star backstretch, readying for a start. Read More...

Harness Racing: Top horsemen promote the sport, retired racehorses

DRF | 4 days ago
With the busy schedule of the country’s leading catch drivers and trainers, it is very rare that you will find them giving up a day off to come to a national equine expo, but on April 13th at Equine Affaire in Columbus, OH, Ronnie Wrenn Jr, Aaron Merriman, Trace Tetrick, Mickey Burke, and Luke Ebersole participated in the harness racing demonstration. Read More...