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Trip Notes for June 17-18: Stephen Foster, Fleur de Lis, Summertime Oaks, and more

DRF | 4 days ago
Trip Notes for stakes races run on June 17-18, including the Stephen Foster, Fleur de Lis, Summertime Oaks, and more. Read More...

Andrew Hawkins’ Hong Kong selections and analysis for Wednesday, June 21, 2017

DRF | 4 days ago
Happy Valley selections and analysis for Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Read More...

Woodbine announces turf endurance series

DRF | 4 days ago
Woodbine racing office announced a new turf endurance series Friday. Read More...

Calgary Cat pointing to Highlander Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Calgary Cat finished a narrow third in his most recent start in the Grade 2 Connaught Cup Stakes over seven furlongs on the turf here June 3, and is on track to shorten up for his next start in the Grade 2, $250,000 Highlander Stakes over six furlongs on the turf as part of the Queen’s Plate undercard July 2, trainer Kevin Attard said. Read More...

Noholdingback Bear returns to De Paulo’s Woodbine barn

DRF | 4 days ago
Noholdingback Bear, Canada's champion male sprinter of 2016, has returned to trainer Mike De Paulo's barn at Woodbine after a brief stint with trainer Brian Lynch in New York. Read More...

Pleasanton opens fair season amid hope for better days

DRF | 4 days ago
It is far from the best of times for California racing as the sport returns to its roots beginning Thursday when the Northern California fair racing season starts with the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meeting. Read More...

Mach One Rules just gets up in Budweiser Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Under a well-timed ride by Isaias Enriquez, Mach One Rules edged Prime Engine in the $50,000 Budweiser Stakes at Emerald Downs Sunday. Read More...

Sunday DRF Tournaments contest turns into runaway

DRF | 4 days ago
Fathers’ Day was a winning day for Michael Stich. Stich was the big winner on DRF Tournaments on Sunday, netting a $2,000 seat to the Wynn Challenge plus $500 in travel. Read More...

Pocono: Treviso, Overdraft Volo stay undefeated in 2017

DRF | 5 days ago
A pair of $72,328 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old trotting fillies were the marquee events on Sunday night's card at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, and Treviso and Overdraft Volo would score victories. Read More...

Natural Wonder ($32.60) takes Satin and Lace with near-record time

DRF | 5 days ago
Natural Wonder, sent away among the longest shots in the field, wore down pace-setting favorite Pretty Perfection to win the $100,000 Satin and Lace Stakes on Sunday night at Presque Isle Downs. Read More...

Velazquez’s timing gives Hay Dakota Mystic Lake win

DRF | 5 days ago
Hay Dakota dropped too far behind a slow pace last summer at Canterbury Park in the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby, his strong rally falling a neck short of victory. But his rider Sunday in the $100,000 Mystic Lake Mile, Denny Velazquez, timed things better and Hay Dakota won an exciting edition of the one-mile grass race by a neck. Read More...

September Stars has no significant injuries, trainer says

DRF | 5 days ago
September Stars, pulled up after winning the $77,995 Possibly Perfect Stakes on June 4, recently underwent a battery of tests that showed no significant injuries, trainer Paddy Gallagher said last week. Read More...

Cat Burglar likely for Saturday’s Precisionist Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Cat Burglar, the winner of the 2016 Santana Mile and an optional-claimer in March in his only start this year, is likely to represent leading stakes trainer Bob Baffert in the Grade 3 Precisionist Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday. Read More...

Ballagh Rocks holds off Projected in Poker Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Ballagh Rocks, benefitting from a smart and aggressive ride by Jose Lezcano, held off the even-money favorite Projected to win the Poker Stakes by a neck. Read More...

Timeline suffers cut on hind leg in Pegasus triumph

DRF | 5 days ago
Timeline did everything asked of him quite comfortably at Monmouth Park on Sunday and appears Haskell-bound after winning the Grade 3 Pegasus by 3 1/2 lengths. But sometimes things are not as simple as they seem, and on Sunday night trainer Chad Brown said Timeline had been stepped on during the race and had a cut on his right hind leg. Read More...

Bendable rallies in stretch to take Desert Stormer

DRF | 5 days ago
Bendable began her 4-year-old season with a comprehensive win in Sunday’s Grade 3 Desert Stormer Stakes at Santa Anita, her first victory in a graded stakes. Read More...

Minks Aprise, on two weeks’ rest, wins Trillium Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Despite competing on short rest, Minks Aprise justified her favoritism with a one-length score under Rafael Hernandez in Sunday’s $107,400 Trillium Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Vernon Downs: Barn Bella, Devious Man best in Empire Breeders Classic finals

DRF | 5 days ago
Barn Bella and Devious Man were the winners of the six-figure Empire Breeders Classic finals for sophomore trotters that were held on Sunday afternoon at Vernon Downs. Read More...

Faypien possible for G1 Test Stakes at Saratoga

DRF | 5 days ago
Faypien won her graded stakes debut in Saturday’s Grade 2 Summertime Oaks at 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita, a distance that may not figure in her plans in coming months. Read More...

Sircat Sally likely for two stakes starts at Del Mar summer meet

DRF | 5 days ago
After winning the Grade 2 Honeymoon Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday, Sircat Sally's most prestigious win, attention has turned toward the Del Mar summer meeting, where Sircat Sally is expected to have two starts in graded stakes on turf for 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

Jockey Karamanos notches 2,000th North American victory

DRF | 5 days ago
Jockey Horacio Karamanos won his 2,000th race in North America on Sunday at Laurel Park when he guided Liquid Aloha to victory in race 3. Read More...

Arrogate, Stellar Wind prep for summer with half-mile works

DRF | 5 days ago
Arrogate, the world's top-rated horse, the champion Stellar Wind, and the 2017 Grade 1 winners Cupid and Paradise Woods were among 238 horses with recorded workouts at Santa Anita on Sunday. Read More...

Senga’s powerful finish gives her Prix de Diane triumph

DRF | 5 days ago
Senga finished powerfully to win a chaotic edition of the Group 1 Prix de Diane on Sunday at Chantilly. Read More...

Sunday TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Catapult has a chance to wire the field in the Poker

DRF | 5 days ago
Projected (#2) probably is the most talented runner in this race, and he may win at a short price. He confirmed his quality when finishing just ahead of Divisdero two back at Keeneland. Projected then worked out a perfect trip in the Dixie last time, beating his stablemate Catapult. I’m not really against Projected in this spot, who does deserve to be favored, but I do think that his stablemate will narrow the margin today. Read More...

Watchmaker: Another early lead, another Gun Runner win

DRF | 5 days ago
Gun Runner probably could have run through a wall of monster trucks down the Churchill Downs stretch Saturday night and still have won the Stephen Foster Handicap by about five lengths, instead of the seven by which he did dominate this Grade 1 event. Read More...

Beer: How I’ll play Belmont on Sunday, June 18

DRF | 6 days ago
How Daily Racing Form writer Mike Beer will play Belmont Park on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Read More...

Mohawk: Fear The Dragon delivers in North America Cup

DRF | 6 days ago
David Miller made the right choice of horses, but that didn't mean winning the North America Cup would come easy. "He was going all he could go early just to keep up," said Miller of race winner Fear The Dragon, who needed every ounce of strength to keep pace, and then showed incredible heart to find the finish line first in a career-best 1:48 4/5 clocking at Mohawk on Saturday. Read More...

Sweeping Paddy defeats Proctor’s Ledge in Regret Stakes

DRF | 6 days ago
Sweeping Paddy crossed the finish wire ahead of Proctor’s Ledge a month and a half ago when the two finished third and fourth, respectively, in the Grade 3 Edgewood on Kentucky Oaks Day. On Saturday night at Churchill Downs, Sweeping Paddy again got the better of Proctor’s Ledge, winning the Grade 3, $100,000 Regret by 3 1/2 lengths over her. Read More...

Gun Runner romps in Stephen Foster, earns BC Classic spot

DRF | 6 days ago
Gun Runner further established himself as the next-best horse this side of Arrogate with a thoroughly dominating performance Saturday night in the 36th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Forever Unbridled gains berth in Breeders’ Cup Distaff

DRF | 6 days ago
One race into her 2017 season, Forever Unbridled has already punched her ticket for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Del Mar on Nov. 3. She earned an expenses-paid Breeders’ Cup berth by winning the Grade 2, $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap, a “Win and You’re In” challenge race for the Distaff, on Saturday evening at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Kasaqui storms to victory in Wise Dan Stakes

DRF | 6 days ago
After finishing a close second in the Wise Dan Stakes last year, Kasaqui left no doubt this time, storming down the stretch to win the Grade 2, $200,000 race Saturday night under the lights at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Mohawk: A Roses Are Red hat trick for Lady Shadow

DRF | 6 days ago
Lady Shadow claimed her third consecutive victory in the Roses Are Red Stakes thanks to a 1:48 4/5 effort in the C$365,000 final Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Mohawk: International Moni victorious in Goodtimes final

DRF | 6 days ago
International Moni worked out a perfect cover trip and rolled to victory in the C$251,000 Goodtimes final at Mohawk on Saturday night. The sophomore colt out of the great Moni Maker scored in 1:52 4/5 for driver Scott Zeron and trainer Frank Antonacci. Read More...

Sircat Sally’s victory streak at seven with Honeymoon

DRF | 6 days ago
Sircat Sally ($2.60) won her seventh race in Saturday’s Grade 2 Honeymoon Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on turf at Santa Anita, holding off a sustained threat from Beau Recall to prevail by a neck. The margin of victory after 1 1/8 miles on turf was the smallest of Sircat Sally’s career. Read More...

Mohawk: Bettors Up out-duels Agent Q in thrilling Fan Hanover finish

DRF | 6 days ago
It was a stretch-long slug-fest between Bettors Up and Agent Q in the C$440,000 Fan Hanover for 3-year-old pacing fillies Saturday night at Mohawk, and Bettors Up just held on at the wire in a career-best 1:49 4/5 mile for an 11-1 upset. Read More...

Faypien makes Summertime Oaks first graded stakes win

DRF | 6 days ago
Faypien won her graded stakes debut in Saturday’s Grade 2 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita, avoiding the traffic problem in the stretch that greatly affected race favorite It Tiz Well. Read More...

Profound Moment, Citizen Kitty finish one-two in Washington Legislators

DRF | 6 days ago
Profound Moment paid $6.00 for her two-length win over Citizen Kitty in the $50,000 Washington State Legislators at Emerald Downs on Sunday. Read More...

McCraken bounces back with triumph in Matt Winn

DRF | 6 days ago
McCraken is back. The colt rebounded from his eighth-place finish as one of the Kentucky Derby favorites by prevailing in his comeback race, the Grade 3, $100,000 Matt Winn Stakes, the first of five straight graded stakes Saturday night at Churchill Downs. Read More...

McCraken bounces back with triumph in Matt Winn

DRF | 6 days ago
McCraken is back. The colt rebounded from his eighth-place finish as one of the Kentucky Derby favorites by prevailing in his comeback race, the Grade 3, $100,000 Matt Winn Stakes, the first of five straight graded stakes Saturday night at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Oak Brook leads all the way in Black Tie Affair

DRF | 6 days ago
Oak Brook filled a pace void in the $52,850 Black Tie Affair Handicap and led from start to finish posting a 16-1 upset in the 1 1/16-mile grass race for Illinois-breds at Arlington Park. Read More...

Mohawk: Hannelore Hanover defends Armbro Flight crown

DRF | 6 days ago
Hannelore Hanover joined Peaceful Way as the only two-time winners of the Armbro Flight Stakes by taking this year's edition of the C$253,000 contest for trotting mares in 1:51 4/5 Saturday evening at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Mohawk: McWicked shines in Gold Cup Invitational

DRF | 6 days ago
McWicked got a second-over trip from David Miller and rallied by leader Nirvana Seelster late to claim victory in the C$100,000 Mohawk Gold Cup Invitational for male pacers on Saturday evening. Read More...

Daddys Blushing stays perfect with Mountain Top victory

DRF | 6 days ago
Daddys Blushing ran his career record to 4 for 4 on Saturday when he darted to a half-length win over favorite and fastest qualifier Flash Moonfire in the $392,586 Mountain Top Futurity for Quarter Horses at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Mystic Sky (20-1) defeats My Point Exactly (25-1) in Soldier’s Dancer

DRF | 6 days ago
The Rainbow 6 mandatory payout ended somewhat unexpectedly late Saturday afternoon at Gulfstream Park after 20-1 Mystic Sky ran down 25-1 My Point Exactly to upset the $100,000 Soldier’s Dancer Stakes. Read More...

Shimmering Aspen rebounds, dominates Alma North

DRF | 6 days ago
Shimmering Aspen rebounded from her seventh-place finish in the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan with a dominant 5 3/4-length victory in the $75,000 Alma North Stakes at Laurel Park on Saturday. Read More...

Classy Class shows he can handle two turns in Salvator Mile

DRF | 6 days ago
Classy Class ran some good races around two turns early in his career, but the Grade 3 Salvator Mile at Monmouth Park on Saturday was his first attempt around two bends since he finished 10th in the Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park in September 2015. Read More...

Net Gain turns table on One Fine Dream in Cyclones Stakes

DRF | 6 days ago
Net Gain got his head down right at the wire to beat One Fine Dream by a nose in the $65,000 Cyclones Stakes on Saturday at Prairie Meadows. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 6/19 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 6/19 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Mohawk: Monday 6/19 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 6/19 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Wonderment ends win drought with Dancin Renee

DRF | 6 days ago
Wonderment relished the sloppy Belmont main track Saturday, posting a five-length victory over Absatootly in the $100,000 Dancin Renee Stakes for New York-bred fillies and mares. Read More...