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Wake Up Nick’s unbeaten streak hits five in Barretts Juvenile

DRF | 7 days ago
Wake Up Nick might not be the best 2-year-old in North America, but after winning the $103,900 Barretts Juvenile on Sunday at Los Alamitos, he has won more races (five) than any juvenile on the continent. Read More...

Grade 1 winner Behrens dies at 20

DRF | 7 days ago
Multiple Grade 1 winner Behrens died Sunday following a brief illness at Old Friends at Cabin Creek, the Bobby Frankel division in Greenfield Center, N.Y. Read More...

Ole’s Miss up by a head in British Columbia Oaks

DRF | 7 days ago
Ole’s Miss wrapped up the local 3-year-old filly title with a thrilling win over longshot Irish Lyric in the $100,000 British Columbia Oaks at Hastings on Sunday. Read More...

Euro import Trade Storm snags Woodbine Mile

DRF | 7 days ago
Trade Storm, the lone European shipper in the field, rallied effectively after emerging from traffic to win Sunday’s Grade 1, $1,053,200 Woodbine Mile, a Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In qualifier. Read More...

Lubash ends drought with Ashley T. Cole win

DRF | 7 days ago
The New York-bred male turf division welcomed back an old friend to the winner’s circle while the female turf division opened the door for a new invader in a pair of restricted stakes Sunday at Belmont Park. Read More...

Deceptive Vision comes from off the pace in Canadian

DRF | 7 days ago
Deceptive Vision benefited from a patient ride from Eurico da Silva to win her first stakes Sunday at Woodbine in the Grade 2 Canadian, a Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In qualifier. Read More...

Super Ninety Nine to Country Life Farm in Maryland

DRF | 7 days ago
Grade 3 winner Super Ninety Nine has been retired from racing and will make his debut at stud in 2015 at the Pons family’s Country Life Farm in Bel Air, Md. Read More...

Bergman: Sport needs Father Patrick as a stallion

DRF | 7 days ago
Father Patrick isn’t necessary on the racetrack to save this sport in 2015, but he is urgently needed in the breeding shed. I can hardly wait for his 2017 first crop to be auctioned. Read More...

Sheikhzayedroad rallies to win Northern Dancer

DRF | 7 days ago
English invader Sheikhzayedroad rallied along the rail to take Sunday’s Grade 1, $313,600 Northern Dancer Turf but had to survive a claim of foul after the 12-furlong turf marathon before he collected the first prize of $180,000. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Sept. 8 – Sept. 10

DRF | 7 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Harrington, Northfield, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from Sept. 9 – Sept. 11

DRF | 7 days ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 9/15 Analysis

DRF | 7 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Monday 9/15 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Northfield: Monday 9/15 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 7 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Monday 9/15 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Mohawk: Monday 9/15 Analysis

DRF | 7 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Monday 9/15 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

School House looks to regain form in starter allowance

DRF | 7 days ago
School House, winner of an overnight stakes on turf in his final start last year, and Raging Doust, who upset the Grade 3 Salvator Mile at 33-1 a year ago, will look to snap season-long losing streaks in a starter allowance race scheduled for a mile and 70 yards on turf Wednesday at Delaware Park. Read More...

Talk Show Man exits good finish in key race

DRF | 7 days ago
Laurel Park has put together a nice card for Wednesday, which includes a third-level optional claiming race, a second-level optional claimer, a first-level allowance, and two starter allowance races, one for horses who have started for $35,000 and another, which includes five last-out winners, for $5,000 runners. Read More...

Moyglare Stud winner Cursory Glance unlikely for Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 7 days ago
Cursory Glance won the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes at The Curragh in Ireland by a neck over Lucida, giving trainer Roger Varian and jockey Andre Atzeni their second Group 1 victory in 24 hours. Read More...

Defending Arc champion Treve dull fourth in Prix Vermeille

DRF | 7 days ago
Treve suffered her third defeat from as many starts this year, finishing a tame fourth in the Group 1 Prix Vermeille on Sunday at Longchamp and throwing into further disarray the list of leading contenders for the Oct. 4 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Read More...

Pennsylvania Derby lineup adds Protonico, C J’s Awesome

DRF | 7 days ago
The field for Saturday’s Grade 2, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby continues to grow as the names Protonico and C J’s Awesome were added to those willing to take on Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome at Parx. Read More...

Turf mare Miracle in May defies Father Time

DRF | 7 days ago
After two so-so performances in races switched to the main track, Miracle in May figures to move forward with a return to her favorite surface for Tuesday night’s turf feature at Mountaineer. Read More...

Litfin: How I’d play Belmont on Sunday, Sept. 14

DRF | 1 week ago
I’m not loaded with wise-guy opinions Sunday at Belmont, as most of the races are either pretty straightforward or maiden races with first-time starters that call for a wait-and-see approach. Read More...

Hersh: Belmont pick four play for Sunday, Sept. 14

DRF | 1 week ago
I liked two individual horses in the early pick four and so structured a wager around them. The lucky individuals are MAY FLOWERS (#7) in race 2 and KHARAFA (#4) in race 4. Read More...

Harrington: Foiled Again, Clear Vision primed for Quillen Final

DRF | 1 week ago
One year removed from their epic duel in last year’s event, two of harness racing’s heavyweights among the pacing division, Foiled Again and Clear Vision, are among an accomplished field in the 8th annual $220,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway Monday (September 15). Read More...

Canterbury closes out strong meet

DRF | 1 week ago
Canterbury Park concluded its 2014 racing season Saturday, and though handle was down slightly year over year, there were many indicators of a healthy race meet. Read More...

King’s preview: Three allowances highlight card

DRF | 1 week ago
Near-perfect September weather is on tap for racing Sunday at Churchill Downs, with mostly sunny skies forecasted and a high temperature of 72 degrees. The racing is respectable, too, with three allowances on the 10 race card. Read More...

Mohawk: Father Patrick impressive in Canadian Trotting Classic

DRF | 1 week ago
Father Patrick took advantage of a miscue by stablemate Trixton and cruised home in the Canadian Trotting Classic. Read More...

Mohawk: Shake It Cerry equals track record in Elegantimage Stakes

DRF | 1 week ago
Upsets were also in order in the lucrative stakes for 2-year-old trotters. Read More...

Yonkers: Burke dominates Night of Champions

DRF | 1 week ago
Trainer Ron Burke stole the show winning with half of the eight NYSS finals at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Keeneland September: Young sires lead the way to start Book 2

DRF | 1 week ago
Book 2 of the Keeneland September yearling sale was kicked off with a youth movement at the top, with four of the five highest-priced offerings sired by stallions represented by their first or second crops. Read More...

Sharla Rae outfights heavy favorite in Barretts Debutante

DRF | 1 week ago
Into Oblivion put away two pace rivals, but was unable to hold off Sharla Rae, who wore her down to win the Barretts Debutante by a neck Saturday at Los Alamitos. Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Woodbine Mile caps strong card

DRF | 1 week ago
The Jackpot Hi 5 lands on the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile, which is the finale on a superb 11-race card. The carryover is $432,756, and there is not a mandatory payout. Read More...

Suntracer’s nose hits wire first in Kentucky Turf Cup

DRF | 1 week ago
The big-money events kept eluding Suntracer, but not this time. The 6-year-old Suntracer invaded Kentucky Downs from Chicago to register the richest victory of his career Saturday in the Grade 3, $347,400 Kentucky Turf Cup, the annual highlight at turf-only Kentucky Downs. Read More...

Long on Value sets stakes record in Mystic Lake Derby

DRF | 1 week ago
Long on Value, the morning-line favorite, took advantage of a fast early pace to blow by the leaders in the lane and captured the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby on closing day at Canterbury Park. Read More...

Regally Ready keeps rolling with More Than Ready Mile win

DRF | 1 week ago
The old pro Regally Ready shows no signs of slowing down, as he rolled to another victory Saturday in a race named for his sire. With Rosie Napravnik aboard, Regally Ready won for the 15th time in 36 career starts with a 2 1/4-length score over the 31-1 shot Stormy Going in the $200,000 More Than Ready Mile at Kentucky Downs. The 7-year-old gelding returned $4 as the favorite in a field of eight older horses. Read More...

Soft turf no problem for Sistas Stroll in Pucker Up

DRF | 1 week ago
Sistas Stroll, aptly moved into stakes competition for the first time by trainer Tom Proctor, won the Grade 3, $150,000 Pucker Up Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths on Saturday at Arlington. Read More...

Lochte asserts class advantage in The Vid win

DRF | 1 week ago
Lochte, the only Grade 1 winner in the field, asserted his class, overcoming an unlucky trip to register a popular half-length victory over Dreams Cut Short in Saturday’s $90,000 The Vid Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Conquest Typhoon scores in Summer

DRF | 1 week ago
Conquest Typhoon graduated in style on Saturday at Woodbine in the Grade 2 Summer, giving Conquest Stable, trainer Mark Casse, and jockey Patrick Husbands a sweep of the two Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In stakes for 2-year-olds on the card. Read More...

Ball Dancing takes down Sands Point in US debut

DRF | 1 week ago
Having been aboard the filly a couple of times in the morning, Joe Bravo left the jockey’s room full of confidence in Ball Dancing, his mount for Saturday’s Grade 2, $500,000 Sands Point Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: New York-breds on turf

DRF | 1 week ago
Some familiar New York-bred turf runners run in Sunday’s co-featured $125,000 stakes scheduled for 1 1/8 miles on the inner turf, the Ashley T. Cole for males (race 4) and the John Hettinger (race 9) for fillies and mares. Read More...

Annecdote turns it on late to win Noble Damsel

DRF | 1 week ago
Proving the old adage it’s not how you start but how you finish, Annecdote overcame a sluggish break from the gate by displaying a strong late kick to win Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths at rainy Belmont Park. Read More...

Complete St. springs 20-1 upset in George Rosenberger Memorial

DRF | 1 week ago
Sent off as the longest shot in a field of nine fillies and mares racing 1 1/16 miles over yielding turf, Complete St. outfought odds-on favorite Daylight Ride by a nose in the George Rosenberger Memorial, one of six stakes on Saturday’s 22nd annual Owner’s Day program at Delaware Park. Read More...

Familiar team sends Aireofdistinction to Open Mind win

DRF | 1 week ago
The same people who won the 2013 Open Mind Stakes – trainer Steve Asmussen, owner Gillian Campbell, and jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. – were again the winners of Saturday’s Open Mind Stakes at Churchill. Only the winning filly was different, with Aireofdistinction scoring in the race Saturday following Vuitton’s triumph last year. Read More...

Margano by a nose in PTHA President’s Cup

DRF | 1 week ago
Margano won an extremely tight photo finish as the longest shot in the field for the $200,000 Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association President’s Cup on Saturday at Parx Racing. Read More...

Embarr wins Brookmeade for third time

DRF | 1 week ago
Embarr, a 6-year-old daughter of Royal Academy trained by Susan Cooney won the $60,000 Brookmeade Stakes for Virginia-bred or -sired fillies and mares for a third time Saturday at Laurel Park. She also won the 1 1/16-mile turf race in 2011 and 2012. Read More...

Mound wires Loyalty Stakes

DRF | 1 week ago
Mound wired the field of eight Ohio-accredited 2-year-olds in the $50,000 Loyalty at Belterra Park on Saturday. Read More...

Campbell: How I’d play Woodbine on Sunday, Sept. 14

DRF | 1 week ago
Sunday’s card at Woodbine is headlined by the Grade 1, $1 million Woodbine Mile, but overall, it presents plenty of wagering opportunities for horseplayers with two guaranteed pick four pools and the Jackpot Hi 5 wager, which could have a significant carryover heading into Sunday. Read More...

Conquest Harlanate prevails in Natalma Stakes

DRF | 1 week ago
Conquest Harlanate punched her ticket to the Breeders’ Cup with a gutsy score over the favored Isabella Sings in Saturday’s Grade 2, $228,800 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Kingston Hill scores in St. Leger Stakes

DRF | 1 week ago
English Derby runner-up Kingston Hill stormed home from the back of the field and won the Group 1 St. Leger Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths over Romsdal on Saturday at Doncaster in England. Read More...

The Grey Gatsby takes Irish Champion Stakes

DRF | 1 week ago
The Grey Gatsby flew home under Ryan Moore to nail the heavily favored Australia on the wire in the Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes on Saturday at Leopardstown. Read More...

Calgary Cat wins stakes debut in Bold Venture

DRF | 1 week ago
Calgary Cat, a $25,000 claim by trainer Kevin Attard last November, notched his stakes debut Saturday at Woodbine in the Grade 3 Bold Venture. Read More...