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Thursday TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Securitiz can run down Thebigfundamental

DRF | 4 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Thursday's card at Saratoga. Read More...

Weekend Warrior for Saturday, Aug. 19: Picks for Alabama, Del Mar Handicap, Pacific Classic, Play the King

DRF | 4 days ago
Arrogate, the world's best horse despite his mysterious non-effort in last month's San Diego Handicap, looks to rebound in Saturday's biggest race of the day, the Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic. The Pacific Classic, the high point of the Del Mar meet, tops a card that also includes the Grade 1, $300,000 Del Mar Oaks and the Grade 2, $250,000 Del Mar Handicap. Read More...

Plenty of contenders in Robert G. Leavitt Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
The summer/fall stakes schedule at Charles Town commences Saturday with the Robert G. Leavitt, a two-turn, seven-furlong race for West Virginia-bred 3-year-olds. Read More...

The Meadows: Fear The Dragon, Huntsville hook up in PASS on Friday

DRF | 4 days ago
When Fear The Dragon and Huntsville dueled for nearly the entire back half of this year’s Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids before Fear The Dragon edged away, it made for one of the most thrilling races in the 51 editions of the classic. Read More...

De la Cerda has Kroy in top form for Tortugas Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Kroy earned a career-high 90 Beyer Speed Figure three weeks ago, and that number is the highest among a field of nine 3-year-olds that will assemble Saturday at Gulfstream Park for the $75,000 Tortugas Stakes. Read More...

Martini Glass escapes shadow of Songbird in Lady Jacqueline Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Martini Glass, who gave the two-time Eclipse Award champion a tussle in the Grade 1 Delaware Handicap last month, looks to continue what has been an outstanding season in the $200,000 Lady Jacqueline Stakes for fillies and mares. Read More...

Calgary Cat using Play the King as prep for Woodbine Mile

DRF | 4 days ago
Calgary Cat will prep for the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile in Saturday's $175,000 Play the King Stakes, a seven-furlong turf sprint that lured an excellent field of Mile hopefuls. Read More...

Listenlindalisten does it again in Eternal Search

DRF | 4 days ago
Listenlindalisten notched her first stakes win two weeks ago in the seven-furlong Passing Mood, and she doubled up on the stretchout to 1 1/16 miles in Wednesday night’s $125,000 Eternal Search. Read More...

Brad Ezra, racetracker and horse owner, dies at 55

DRF | 4 days ago
Brad “Railbird” Ezra, a longtime horseplayer and a horse owner at Woodbine and Fort Erie, passed away Aug. 12 from complications related to liver cancer at age 55. Read More...

Responsibleforlove lands first U.S. win in CTT and TOC Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
Responsibleforlove found racing room in early stretch under jockey Joe Talamo and closed about five lengths in the final furlong to win the CTT and TOC Handicap by a head on Wednesday at Del Mar. Read More...

Responsibleforlove lands first U.S. win in CTT and TOC Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
Responsibleforlove found racing room in early stretch under jockey Joe Talamo and closed about five lengths in the final furlong to win the CTT and TOC Handicap by a head on Wednesday at Del Mar. Read More...

Two pick six carryovers into Thursday’s Del Mar card

DRF | 4 days ago
The pick six proved inscrutable on Wednesday at Del Mar, with all tickets busted after five legs, leading to carryovers into Thursday's card of $60,539 in the regular pool and another $95,368 in the single-ticket jackpot. Read More...

Two pick six carryovers into Thursday’s Del Mar card

DRF | 4 days ago
The pick six proved inscrutable on Wednesday at Del Mar, with all tickets busted after five legs, leading to carryovers into Thursday's card of $60,539 in the regular pool and another $95,368 in the single-ticket jackpot. Read More...

Macedonio: Using a 2017 model for racetrack success

DRF | 4 days ago
It's time to face it . . . look in the mirror and finally admit it . . . the LIVE product of Harness Racing at a racetrack is not entertaining enough to sustain the next generation of fans and will not be economically viable. Read More...

Macedonio: Using a 2017 model for racetrack success

DRF | 4 days ago
It's time to face it . . . look in the mirror and finally admit it . . . the LIVE product of Harness Racing at a racetrack is not entertaining enough to sustain the next generation of fans and will not be economically viable. Read More...

Vernon: Ariana G to face the boys in Zweig Memorial

DRF | 4 days ago
Earlier this month, filly Ariana G gave trainer Jimmy Takter his fourth consecutive win in the Hambletonian Oaks. On Friday, she will take on eight male rivals and try to provide Takter with a fourth straight victory in the open division of the Zweig Memorial at Vernon Downs. Read More...

Vernon: Ariana G to face the boys in Zweig Memorial

DRF | 4 days ago
Earlier this month, filly Ariana G gave trainer Jimmy Takter his fourth consecutive win in the Hambletonian Oaks. On Friday, she will take on eight male rivals and try to provide Takter with a fourth straight victory in the open division of the Zweig Memorial at Vernon Downs. Read More...

March X Press posts gritty win in Bolton Landing Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
For a 2-year-old with limited experience, March X Press showed the poise and demeanor of a veteran in winning the Bolton Landing Stakes on Wednesday at Saratoga. Read More...

March X Press posts gritty win in Bolton Landing Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
For a 2-year-old with limited experience, March X Press showed the poise and demeanor of a veteran in winning the Bolton Landing Stakes on Wednesday at Saratoga. Read More...

Yonkers: Horses to watch from Aug. 11 – Aug. 15

DRF | 4 days ago
Horses to watch from Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Yonkers: Horses to watch from Aug. 11 – Aug. 15

DRF | 4 days ago
Horses to watch from Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Mohawk: Horses to watch from Aug. 10 – Aug. 15

DRF | 4 days ago
Horses to watch from Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Mohawk: Horses to watch from Aug. 10 – Aug. 15

DRF | 4 days ago
Horses to watch from Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from Aug. 12 – Aug. 15

DRF | 4 days ago
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from Aug. 12 – Aug. 15

DRF | 4 days ago
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 8/18 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Friday 8/18 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 8/18 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Friday 8/18 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Mohawk: Friday 8/18 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Friday 8/18 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Mohawk: Friday 8/18 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Friday 8/18 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

TimeformUS Saratoga Horses in Focus for Aug. 17, 2017

DRF | 4 days ago
TimeformUS Saratoga Horses in Focus for Aug. 17, 2017 Read More...

Alabama Stakes is Salty’s chance to shine

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Mark Casse had to have a smile on his face when he examined the field for Saturday's Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga and did not see the name Abel Tasman among the nine 3-year-old fillies entered Wednesday for the prestigious 1 1/4-mile race. Read More...

Well-conected El Dulce tops class in Skidmore Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
El Dulce will try to taste the sweetness of stakes victory for the first time in Friday's $100,000 Skidmore Stakes for 2-year-olds sprinting on the turf at Saratoga. Read More...

Fair Grounds opens Quarter Horse meet Friday

DRF | 4 days ago
Fair Grounds in New Orleans will run 11 stakes during its 10-date meet for Quarter Horses that opens Friday. The track will stack five of those races on its closing-day card Sept. 9. The stakes program is worth a total of $585,000. Read More...

McGary named announcer at Zia Park; stakes schedule released

DRF | 4 days ago
John McGary will be the new announcer for Zia Park, according to Matt Crawford, manager of racing operations for the Hobbs, N.M. track. McGary also will continue to serve as the announcer at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, La., but will vacate his position at Mahoning Valley in Ohio. Read More...

McCraken ‘professional’ in six-furlong work for Travers

DRF | 4 days ago
Jockey Brian Hernandez flew to New York and guided McCraken through a six-furlong workout in 1:16.20 seconds over the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga on Wednesday. Read More...

Stallwalkin’ Dude will eye Forego Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
David Jacobson, trainer and part-owner of Stallwalkin' Dude, is considering running the 7-year-old gelding in the Grade 1 Forego at Saratoga on Aug. 26. Read More...

Proctor’s Ledge faring better than her trainer ahead of Lake Placid Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Brendan Walsh is less sound today than he was going into his memorable victory with Proctor's Ledge in the Grade 3 Lake George earlier in the Saratoga meet, but the filly is doing just fine. Read More...

Eagle Jazz among 263 trying to qualify for All American Futurity

DRF | 5 days ago
The competition for the 10 spots in the starting gate for the $3 million All American Futurity for Quarter Horses will be intense on Friday and Saturday, when Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico puts on 28 trial races for the classic. There are 263 individual 2-year-olds entered, and the horses with the five fastest times from each 14-race card will advance to the finale Sept. 3. Read More...

Hovdey: American racing TV gets boost from Luck of the English

DRF | 5 days ago
Nick Luck, a man with a name Damon Runyon would love, is barnstorming America on NBC's nickel this month, spreading his very British charm and horse racing insights across the continent in a three-cornered shot that should be the envy of anyone who loves high-stakes Thoroughbred competition. Read More...

He Will just might in Del Mar Handicap

DRF | 5 days ago
It is possible He Will could go from being the narrow loser of a California-bred stakes in late July to holding a berth for the Breeders' Cup Turf by Saturday evening. Read More...

Tribalist finally gets shot at stakes in Green Flash Handicap

DRF | 5 days ago
Tribalist races so sparingly that his three-race winning streak dates to July 2014. When he starts in Friday's $75,000 Green Flash Handicap at five furlongs on turf at Del Mar, Tribalist will have his sixth race and his stakes debut. Read More...

Belvoir keeping options open for Gold Rush Dancer

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Vann Belvoir is not yet sure where impressive Longacres Mile winner Gold Rush Dancer will make his next start. Read More...

Players argue formats at Equestricon contest panel

DRF | 5 days ago
Equestricon reminded me of a handicapping contest. Just like a major contest, Equestricon brought together a broad coalition of horseplayers and racing industry types in a space where ideas were exchanged and fun was had. Here's the difference though: At a contest, differences of opinion play out on the racetrack, not with words. At Equestricon, there were plenty of spirited arguments. Read More...

New Charles Town jackpot pick six debuts Thursday

DRF | 5 days ago
Charles Town will begin offering a jackpot pick six wager called the Charles Town 6-12 on Thursday evening. The latter part of the name refers to the bet's 12 percent takeout. Read More...

Trainer Eddie Graham ‘humbled’ by second Million Day victory

DRF | 5 days ago
For Mayland-based trainer Eddie Graham, the road to Arlington Million Day success has twice led through Delaware Park's Henlopen Stakes. Read More...

Classic Empire back to Ocala, still targeting Pennsylvania Derby

DRF | 5 days ago
For the second time this year, trainer Mark Casse has shipped Classic Empire to Winding Oaks Farm in Ocala, Fla., with hopes of preparing him for success in a Grade 1 race. Read More...

First year in the books, Equestricon founders planning for 2018

DRF | 5 days ago
On the heels of the inaugrual Equestricon convention, the event's founders are reflecting on what worked, what didn't, and are already planning for year two. Read More...

Wednesday TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Irish Prayer will appreciate more pace and distance

DRF | 5 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Wednesday's card at Saratoga. Read More...

Female sprint champ Finest City to sell at Fasig-Tipton

DRF | 5 days ago
Finest City, the champion female sprinter of 2016, will be offered at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall selected mixed sale. Read More...

Jockey McMahon taking second crack at Kentucky circuit

DRF | 5 days ago
Jockey C.J. McMahon, who briefly tried the Kentucky circuit in 2013, is back in town, this time hoping to become a more permanent fixture. Read More...