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Hitechnoweenie will try to pair wins in stretchout

DRF | 5 days ago
Hitechnoweenie, a last-out winner of a third-level optional claimer at Churchill Downs, has been entered for an optional-claiming tag of $62,500 when essentially dropping in class in the eighth and featured race Friday at Churchill. Read More...

Breeders Crown: Gallie Bythe Beach gets second chance in 3YO Filly Pace

DRF | 5 days ago
Jim Campbell was happy to see Gallie Bythe Beach repeat as a Breeders Crown elimination winner, but the trainer will be even more delighted if the parallels to last year end right there. Read More...

Aqueduct Horses to Watch

DRF | 5 days ago
Aqueduct Horses to Watch. Read More...

Duppy Conqueror tries to get back on track in sprint feature

DRF | 5 days ago
Duppy Conqueror seems poised to end a drought in Friday’s nominal feature at Woodbine, a six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares that combines $20,000 non-winners of three claimers with Ontario-sired allowance types. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 11/20 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Thursday 11/20 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 11/20 analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Thursday 11/20 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Overflow fields for Delta Downs Jackpot, Princess

DRF | 6 days ago
The Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot and Grade 3, $400,000 Delta Downs Princess both drew overflow fields on Tuesday, when entries were taken for the Saturday features. Read More...

Jackpot a rebound spot for Wake Up Nick

DRF | 6 days ago
Wake Up Nick will find himself in an unfamiliar situation on Saturday when he starts in the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot. He will be looking to get back into the win column after suffering his first loss in six career starts earlier this month at Santa Anita. Read More...

Breeders Crown: Posts drawn for 12 championship finals

DRF | 6 days ago
The stage is now set. Post positions in each of the 12 Breeders Crown championship races to be contested at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Friday and Saturday (11/21,22) have been officially drawn and morning line odds assigned. Read More...

Woodbine Horses to Watch

DRF | 6 days ago
Woodbine Horses to Watch. Read More...

Harry’s Holiday tries to find his niche in mile feature

DRF | 6 days ago
Harry’s Holiday may be just another horse whose talent went wasted in chasing a Kentucky Derby dream. His connections hope that’s not the case, and they’ll get their first chance to see how “the rest of the story” turns out Thursday Read More...

Shared Belief has easy drill at Golden Gate

DRF | 6 days ago
A three-furlong workout by Shared Belief on Tuesday at Golden Gate was a maintenance move, nothing more. Still, it was meaningful – the work confirmed the gelding's condition after his tough-trip fourth as the Breeder’ Cup Classic favorite on Nov. 1. Read More...

Jerardi: D. Wayne Lukas is no stranger at the entry box

DRF | 6 days ago
The gospel according to D. Wayne Lukas is “finding out what they can’t do and then applying what they can do.” Read More...

Promising juveniles clash on turf

DRF | 6 days ago
Ten juvenile colts and geldings were entered in race 7, a $67,000 optional claimer with preliminary allowance conditions. Stretch-running Zandar breaks from the rail and will be the likely favorite. Read More...

California Chrome eager in work

DRF | 6 days ago
California Chrome is ready for more. Trainer Art Sherman called the Kentucky Derby winner a “sharp horse” on Tuesday, a day after an energetic half-mile Monday work at Los Alamitos that keeps him on target for his first start on turf, which comes Nov. 29 in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar. Read More...

Churchill Downs cancels Wednesday card

DRF | 6 days ago
Churchill Downs on Tuesday morning canceled its 10-race Wednesday card because of unseasonably cold conditions and a frozen racetrack. Read More...

Strong Contender relocates to Indiana

DRF | 6 days ago
Grade 2 winner and sire Strong Contender has relocated to stand at R Star Stallions at RichWine in Anderson, Ind., for the 2015 breeding season. His introductory fee at R Star will be $3,000. Read More...

Hay Dude prepped and ready

DRF | 6 days ago
Hay Dude had been off for nearly a year when he made his United States debut last month at Santa Anita. Sent off at 9-5, he ran like a short horse, attending a lively pace and then tiring to finish fourth of eight runners. The race did him a world of good, and his trainer, Phil D’Amato, is expecting an improved performance at Del Mar on Thursday when Hay Dude starts in the featured seventh race, an optional claimer at one mile on turf with a purse of $65,000. Read More...

Breeders Crown: Shake It Cerry the best 3YO in training?

DRF | 6 days ago
Her record is nearly flawless. Despite all that, Shake It Cerry has taken somewhat of a backseat behind her more heralded male stablemates Nuncio, Father Patrick, and Trixton. On Friday in the $500,000 Breeders Crown final for trotting fillies at the Meadowlands, the stage is all hers to shine. Read More...

Rookie Sensation retired to Adena Springs North

DRF | 6 days ago
Grade 2 winner Rookie Sensation has been retired from racing and will make his debut at stud at Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs North in Aurora, Ontario for an advertised fee of $4,422 ($5,000 Canadian) in 2015. Read More...

Unusual Heat to stand for $20,000 in 2015

DRF | 1 week ago
Unusual Heat, a perennial leading sire in California, will stand for an advertised fee of $20,000 during the 2015 breeding season at Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 11/19 Analysis

DRF | 1 week ago
Ken Walters' analysis of the Wednesday 11/19 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Balmoral: Wednesday 11/19 Analysis

DRF | 1 week ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 11/19 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Northfield: Tuesday 11/18 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 1 week ago
Jermemey Day's analysis of the Tuesday 11/18 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Atlantic’s Smile, Irish Whisper to duke it out

DRF | 1 week ago
There should be a bonus prize for anyone who comes up with the winner of race 8, a $67,000 first-level allowance sprint that drew 15 fillies and mares, including also-eligible Coast of Sangria. Read More...

Casse has three for Jackpot Day

DRF | 1 week ago
Trainer Mark Casse has long been a Jackpot Day participant at Delta Downs, and he could have three runners among the eight stakes Saturday on this year’s card: Conquest Tsunami in the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot, Miss Mandate in the Grade 3, $400,000 Delta Downs Princess, and Spring in the Air in the $200,000 Treasure Chest. Read More...

Fort Loudon retires to Bridlewood Farm in Florida

DRF | 1 week ago
Grade 3 winner Fort Loudon has been retired from racing and will make his stallion debut at Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla., during the 2015 breeding season for an advertised fee of $4,000. Read More...

Orseno happy with Happy My Way

DRF | 1 week ago
Happy My Way has come a long way since defeating Speechify under allowance conditions at Gulfstream last December, winning 3 of 7 subsequent starts, including the Grade 3 Maryland Sprint Handicap at Pimlico. He was also second in the Grade 1 Vanderbilt at Saratoga. Read More...

Bayern passing on Clark

DRF | 1 week ago
Nominations have been released for the four graded stakes that conclude the fall meet on Thanksgiving weekend, with easily the most notable name for the Nov. 28 Clark Handicap being Bayern. However, Churchill officials believe trainer Bob Baffert will be starting only Hoppertunity in the Grade 1 Clark, while Baffert said Monday by text: “Bayern not coming.” Read More...

Midwest Thoroughbreds continues to roll

DRF | 1 week ago
The expanding dominance of Midwest Thoroughbreds came to the fore again Sunday when a 2-year-old filly named Scadadle ran off to a 6 1/2-length victory in what had looked like a contentious maiden race on paper. Read More...

Napravnik gets misty during ceremony

DRF | 1 week ago
Rosie Napravnik was temporarily overcome with emotion when addressing an appreciative crowd Saturday while being honored by Churchill Downs for her numerous feats as a jockey. Read More...

Leparoux picks it up with stakes sweep

DRF | 1 week ago
It hasn’t been the best of years for jockey Julien Leparoux, but things could be a lot worse. In fact, you won’t hear Leparoux complaining one bit after what he accomplished Saturday at Churchill Downs in sweeping twin turf stakes for 3-year-olds – the Grade 2 Mrs. Revere on the filly Sparkling Review and the Grade 3 Commonwealth Turf on Heart to Heart. Read More...

Souped-up Speechify continues to improve

DRF | 1 week ago
Having had his career slowed by not one but two condylar fractures, and with a daily diet that basically consists of nothing more than soup, it’s a wonder Speechify can still race at all, let alone defeat a quality field like he did in the Kenny Noe Jr. Stakes on Sunday at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Baker loaded for Kennedy Road

DRF | 1 week ago
Trainer Reade Baker will have a big shot to win Sunday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Kennedy Road Stakes for the second year in a row, as he will start all four horses he has nominated to the race: Jose Sea View, Go Blue Or Go Home, Sharp Sensation, and last year’s Kennedy Road winner, Bear No Joke. Read More...

Snow, cold temps likely to change complexion of Wednesday feature

DRF | 1 week ago
Wednesday programs typically draw light crowds to Churchill, and given this early snowfall and the forecast of continued freezing temperatures, a record-low attendance wouldn’t be surprising. Regardless, there will be 10 races, including two $43,000, first-level allowances (races 6 and 9). Read More...

Gulfstream hires clocker for Palm Beach Downs

DRF | 1 week ago
Gulfstream Park plans to hire a clocker to record official workout times at the Palm Beach Downs training center, the top official of the track said on Monday. Read More...

Bergman: 2014 Breeders Crown is a family affair

DRF | 1 week ago
In a sport generally dominated by commercial breeding operations, this year’s Breeders Crown finals bring to light that there is indeed opportunity for the small breeder to hit a home run. Read More...

Irish foal crop grows in 2014, Great Britain shrinks

DRF | 1 week ago
The Irish foal crop grew 6 percent in 2014, while the foal population in Great Britain declined, Racing Post reports. Read More...

No Problem looking north for next start

DRF | 1 week ago
With a victory on a synthetic surface on his résumé courtesy of his win in the Bob Hope Stakes for 2-year-olds at Del Mar on Saturday, No Problem may be heading north to Golden Gate Fields for his next start. Read More...

Pick six carryovers swell business

DRF | 1 week ago
The big pick six carryovers over the weekend continued a surge in handle for Del Mar through the first two weeks of the meet. Read More...

Former jockey Pete Moreno dead

DRF | 1 week ago
Del Mar was informed over the weekend of the death in August of former jockey Pete Moreno, who was the leading rider here in 1960 and won the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1961. Read More...

Trip Notes for Nov. 15: Red Smith, Commonwealth, Mrs. Revere and Bob Hope

DRF | 1 week ago
Trip Notes for Saturday, Nov. 15: Red Smith, Commonwealth, Mrs. Revere and Bob Hope by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Nov. 10 – Nov. 12

DRF | 1 week ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Balmoral, Northfield, Dover and others. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from Nov. 11 – Nov. 13

DRF | 1 week ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 11/17 Analysis

DRF | 1 week ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 11/17 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Northfield: Monday 11/17 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 1 week ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Monday 11/17 card at Northfield Parl Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Monday 11/17 Analysis

DRF | 1 week ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Monday 11/17 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

DRF’s Bernier wins Aqueduct Betting Challenge

DRF | 1 week ago
Daily Racing Form’s own Matt Bernier won the Aqueduct Betting Challenge, a two-day handicapping contest with a first prize worth $40,000. Read More...

Speechify collects first stakes win in Kenny Noe

DRF | 1 week ago
What he lacked in experience, Speechify made up for in talent and perseverance, becoming a stakes winner for the first time with a convincing 3 3/4-length decision over Grande Shores in Sunday’s $90,000 Kenny Noe Jr. Stakes at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Achiever’s Legacy scores longshot win in Desi Arnaz

DRF | 1 week ago
Jerry Hollendorfer had strength in numbers in the $98,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes for 2-year-old fillies Sunday at Del Mar. His highly regarded filly Light the City did not run up to expectations after being pressured from her inside draw, and that pace battle allowed his other trainee, Achiever’s Legacy, to come along in time and win. Read More...