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Outside Nashville wins Oakland Stakes in return

DRF | 7 days ago
Outside Nashville ($18.20), whose first stakes victory came at Golden Gate Fields as a 2-year-old, made his first start since March 15 and since being gelding a winning one as he pulled away from a strong field with an impressive stretch run Saturday in the $55,070 Oakland Stakes. Read More...

Omar reaffirms fondness for track by taking Caballos del Sol

DRF | 7 days ago
The surging Omar staked his claim as the top sprinter on the grounds as the 5-year-old gelding captured Saturday’s $35,000 Caballos del Sol at Turf Paradise. Read More...

Sparkling Review earns second straight stakes win with Mrs. Revere

DRF | 7 days ago
One came on the lead, and the other came from well off the pace when jockey Julien Leparoux swept both ends of the twin turf stakes for 3-year-olds Saturday at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Galina Point wins two-turn debut in South Ocean

DRF | 7 days ago
Galina Point ($3.30) made her first start around two turns a winning one under Patrick Husbands in the $125,400 South Ocean Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday. Read More...

Zee Bros springs 29-1 upset in De Francis Dash

DRF | 7 days ago
Zee Bros, at 29-1 the longest shot on the board, won the Frank De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park by 2 3/4 lengths. Read More...

Dynamic Sky scores first turf victory in Red Smith Handicap

DRF | 7 days ago
Dynamic Sky, winless in five graded stakes at Woodbine this year, broke through for his first career victory on the grass in Saturday’s 55th running of the $250,000 Red Smith Handicap, the final graded turf stakes of the season in New York. Read More...

After big win, Acquant stays on dirt for allowance feature

DRF | 7 days ago
In Tuesday’s $46,000 feature at Parx Racing, Acquant will try to prove her big win in her dirt debut was no fluke when she takes the next logical step up the class ladder in a second-level optional $25,000 claimer for fillies and mares going a mile and 70 yards. Read More...

Stormin Monarcho scores in Richard W. Small Stakes

DRF | 7 days ago
Stormin Monarcho avoided a traffic jam at the top of the stretch of the $100,000 Richard Small Stakes on Saturday at Laurel Park and shot to the lead when a number of runners were looking for racing room. Read More...

Free: How I’d play Del Mar on Sunday, Nov. 16

DRF | 7 days ago
Undefeated after two starts, Light the City towers over her rivals in the $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes (race 2) on Sunday at Del Mar. Bettors that enjoy wagering on short prices in small fields are welcome to knock themselves out. Read More...

Cinco Charlie converts good trip into Lewis Stakes win

DRF | 7 days ago
Cinco Charlie made even money look fair as he pressed the early pace and drew off to win the $100,000 James F. Lewis III Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths. Read More...

Keeneland November: Win Willy sold to stand in Mexico

DRF | 7 days ago
Grade 2 winner and millionaire Win Willy was purchased by Racho Natoches of Mexico on Friday for $45,000 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, and he will debut at stud in that country in 2015. Read More...

Sweet Return to Ocala Stud for 2015

DRF | 7 days ago
Grade 1 winner and millionaire Sweet Return will relocate to J. Michael O’Farrell’s Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla., for the 2015 breeding season. The 14-year-old Elmaaul horse, who most recently stood at nearby Journeyman Stud, will stand for an advertised fee of $3,500. Read More...

Pinhooker Leppala dies at 62

DRF | 7 days ago
Pinhooker Ricky Leppala, who sold notable horses such as Horse of the Year Favorite Trick, Grade 1 winner Delaware Township, and multiple stakes winner Reneesgotzip, died on Nov. 4 at his home in Ocala, Fla., of cancer. He was 62. Read More...

Cintron breaks jaw in spill at Laurel

DRF | 7 days ago
Jockey Alex Cintron has a badly broken jaw and other fractures to his face following a spill that involved three horses in the sixth race at Laurel Park on Friday. Read More...

Litfin: How I’d play Aqueduct on Saturday, Nov. 15

DRF | 7 days ago
I’m going to take the opportunity to observe the main track through an early double with fields of six and seven after scratches. The track was a harrowed “good” throughout Friday’s card, and early speed took a 0-for-8 collar, as the only front-running winner was Party Now in the day’s only turf race to stay on a yielding course. Read More...

Hammersly: Del Mar pick three for Sunday, Nov. 16

DRF | 7 days ago
Some small fields early in the card dampen enthusiasm some for a pick three shot, as do two races late on the card full of firsters (races 7, 9). In between, however, races 4-6 have decent-sized fields and some form on which to base a wager, so we’ll take a look there. Read More...

Breeders Crown: JK She’salady still perfect after elimination win

DRF | 1 week ago
JK She'salady, Heart Major, Color's A Virgin, Gallie Bythe Beach, Mission Brief, and Wild Honey were all victorious in their Breeders Crown eliminations at the Meadowlands on Friday night. Read More...

Bernier: Del Mar pick three play for Saturday, Nov. 15

DRF | 1 week ago
Let’s take a look at the late pick three from Del Mar on Saturday. Read More...

Keeneland November: Record weanling, median highlight sale

DRF | 1 week ago
The 2014 edition of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale continued the auction’s upward trend, highlighted by a record-tying median and a weanling whose price established a North American record. Read More...

Lady Eli breakout performer for sire Divine Park

DRF | 1 week ago
The fallout from the Breeders’ Cup Classic may have clouded the Horse of the Year picture, but on the undercard, other divisional rankings became much clearer. In the juvenile filly division, the performance of unbeaten Lady Eli in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf could produce an anomaly compared with most years since the Eclipse Awards for both champion juvenile categories are normally granted to dirt horses. Read More...

Lochte among Tropical Turf nominees

DRF | 1 week ago
Nominations have been released for the only two graded stakes of the inaugural Gulfstream Park West meeting, the Grade 3 Tropical Turf and its filly counterpart, the My Charmer Handicap, both to be decided on grass here next Saturday. Read More...

Singanothersong heats up in cool weather

DRF | 1 week ago
Temperatures are supposed to plunge into the low 50s around the Miami area early next week, and the cooler weather cannot get here soon enough for trainer Ron Pellegrini, whose Singanothersong seems to blossom every year around this time. Read More...

Sparkman: Sire after ‘Elusive’ honor

DRF | 1 week ago
For a horse who led the American sire list in 2004, ranked fifth in 2008, and has sired 116 stakes winners, Elusive Quality gets relatively little respect from the commercial market. His 34 yearlings sold this year have averaged $84,056, and stallion stations have hardly been clamoring to stand his sons at stud. The latter may be about to change, since Hootenanny’s victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf catapulted Elusive Quality’s son, Quality Road, to the top of the American freshman sire list. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, Elusive Quality’s son Evasive ranks a surprising second on the French freshman sire list. Read More...

Keeneland November: Japan-bred Barocci to Ravdansen Stud in Sweeden

DRF | 1 week ago
Barocci has made a living as a world traveler, having been foaled in Japan and racing at a graded stakes level in the U.S. and France. The 6-year-old son of Deep Impact found himself headed toward another international destination on Thursday during the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, selling late in the session to Sweeden’s Ravdansen Stud as a stallion prospect for $57,000. Read More...

Balmoral: Sunday 11/16 Analysis

DRF | 1 week ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Sunday 11/16 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Wet track would enhance Praetereo’s chances in allowance feature

DRF | 1 week ago
Although winless in eight starts this season, Praetereo is dangerous while taking a subtle but distinct class drop and stretching out for high-percentage trainer David Jacobson in Monday's $47,000 feature at Parx Racing. Read More...

Red Rocks to Calumet for 2015

DRF | 1 week ago
Red Rocks, winner of the 2006 Breeders' Cup Turf, will return to America to continue his stud career at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Ky. Read More...

Far Right hopes for better trip in Jackpot

DRF | 1 week ago
Far Right could be a sleeper in the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot next Saturday. He will come into the 1 1/16-mile race off a troubled third-place finish in the Street Sense Stakes at Churchill Downs. Conquest Tsunami won that race and likely will vie for favoritism in the Jackpot, which will anchor a card of eight stakes worth $2.3 million in total. Read More...

Luzzi undergoes more surgery

DRF | 1 week ago
Jockey Mike Luzzi, who was injured in a paddock accident Nov. 2 at Aqueduct, underwent a second surgery Wednesday to repair his fractured pelvis. Read More...

Blofeld to skip Remsen

DRF | 1 week ago
While trainer Todd Pletcher has not finalized his lineup for the six stakes scheduled here for Thanksgiving weekend, one horse certain not to participate in the Grade 2 Remsen is Blofeld. Read More...

Hovdey: Memories of Hunt’s greatest horses

DRF | 1 week ago
Nelson Bunker Hunt's runners were more than memorable stakes horses. They were key players in many of the most memorable races of the era. Here are a few who stick out. Read More...

Expectations high for Liam’s Map

DRF | 1 week ago
Following his 9 1/2-length maiden win Sept. 26 at Belmont, Liam’s Map seemed a logical contender for the Grade 3 Discovery at Aqueduct on Nov. 1. Read More...

Palace may run once more in 2014

DRF | 1 week ago
Palace, a multiple Grade 1-winning sprinter in 2014 who finished sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, may not be done for the year. Trainer Linda Rice said Friday she would work Palace over the weekend to determine whether or not to point him toward either the Grade 3 Fall Highweight Handicap on Thanksgiving Day at Aqueduct or perhaps the Grade 1 Cigar Mile two days later. Read More...

California Chrome, Lexie Lou could meet on grass

DRF | 1 week ago
The biggest race in the United States is the Kentucky Derby. The biggest race in Canada is the Queen’s Plate. So, if the winners of those two races met at Del Mar, that certainly would make it the biggest race this track has had in a long time. Read More...

Demonica excelling on turf

DRF | 1 week ago
Demonica was highly regarded when she first came to trainer John Sadler’s barn last year at age 2, but in her first four starts on dirt and Polytrack, she finished in the money just once. Read More...

Rodriguez seeks juvenile stakes double in Key Cents, Notebook

DRF | 1 week ago
Trainer Rudy Rodriguez has a chance at a big Sunday at Aqueduct with runners in five races, including top contenders in both $100,000 sprint stakes races for New York-bred 2-year-olds. Read More...

Daily Racing Form expands DRF Breeding, launches new SirePowered Results tool

DRF | 1 week ago
Daily Racing Form is pleased to announce the launch of its DRF Breeding SirePowered Results interface, the first interactive sire tool to help breeders and owners sort results on demand. Read More...

Nasa looks formidable in Chris Elser Memorial

DRF | 1 week ago
The co-features at Parx Racing on Sunday are a pair of South Carolina residency stakes for 2-year-olds. Read More...

Few willing to challenge Light the City in Desi Arnaz

DRF | 1 week ago
On Sunday at Del Mar, Light the City goes for her third win when she stretches out to seven furlongs in the $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes for 2-year-old fillies Read More...

Durkin honored with Big Sport of Turfdom award

DRF | 1 week ago
Tom Durkin received another retirement gift Friday. Durkin, who retired from race-calling earlier this year after 43 years in the business, was voted the recipient of this year’s Big Sport of Turfdom award by the Turf Publicists of America. The annual honor is bestowed upon those who enhance coverage of Thoroughbred racing through cooperation with media and Thoroughbred racing publicists. Read More...

Palace Malice to return in 2015

DRF | 1 week ago
The on-again-off-again saga that has been the career of Palace Malice for the last two months is officially on again. Co-owners Dogwood Stable and Three Chimneys Farm announced Friday that the multiple Grade 1 winner has passed a veterinary examination and will return to the races in 2015. Read More...

Bim Bam brings back class to turf mile

DRF | 1 week ago
Bim Bam is one of seven older horses (including one main-track-only designee) entered in the nominal Sunday feature at Churchill, a $49,000 classified allowance scheduled for a mile on turf. Read More...

Hillaby should be forwardly placed in Bessarabian

DRF | 1 week ago
Hillaby will look to capture her first graded stakes when she takes on a strong field of 11 other fillies and mares in Sunday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Bessarabian Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Hammersly: Pick four play for Aqueduct on Saturday, Nov. 15

DRF | 1 week ago
The linchpin for this wager lies in race 7, the featured Red Smith, in which the likely favorite BIG BLUE KITTEN appears a solid single, giving you a chance to spread in the other three legs to find your price. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from Nov. 8 – Nov. 12

DRF | 1 week ago
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

Hammersly: How I’d play Del Mar on Saturday, Nov. 15

DRF | 1 week ago
The difficult aspect to this card is there doesn’t appear to be a linchpin to serve as a foundation for your multi-race wagers. So it may be a case of taking the day as it comes and taking what the card gives you early, which can help bankroll your plays later on the card. Read More...

Delaware commission upholds suspension of Cartagena

DRF | 1 week ago
The Delaware Racing Commission on Thursday upheld a ruling by state stewards to suspend trainer Julio Cartagena for two years for a Class 1 drug positive, with the suspension likely to start after the first of the year, according to the commission’s top official. Read More...

Yonkers: Sunday 11/16 Analysis

DRF | 1 week ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Sunday 11/16 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, November 15th by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore

DRF | 1 week ago
BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, November 15th by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore. Read More...

Marks: Harrisburg Sale report card

DRF | 1 week ago
Overall the Standardbred Horse Sale at Harrisburg was strong, especially the mixed portion where the great Maven was acquired by Herb Liverman for $750,000. The yearling session was pretty much as expected with many high spots, the foremost going to a Muscle Hill colt named Brooklyn Hill from the Conway Hall mare Brooklyn, who attracted a sales topper bid of $390,000 Read More...