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Stakes-winning sprinter Alsvid retired

DRF | 5 days ago
Alsvid, the millionaire sprinter who won his 8-year-old debut last month at Oaklawn, has been retired, trainer Chris Hartman said Tuesday. The gelding will be sent to the Elk City, Okla., farm of owners Jim and Jo Brenda Rogers. Read More...

Blue Tone arrives for Razorback

DRF | 5 days ago
Blue Tone, winner of the Grade 3 San Gabriel last month at Santa Anita, arrived Tuesday at Oaklawn for an intended start in the Grade 3, $500,000 Razorback Handicap on Monday, trainer Bob Hess Jr. said. Read More...

Lukas has promising pair for Southwest

DRF | 5 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas has a pair of 3-year-olds targeting the Southwest in Warrior's Club and Dilettante. Warrior's Club won the Spendthrift Farm Stallion Stakes in October at Churchill Downs, while Dilettante popped a Beyer Speed Figure of 88 for a maiden win. Read More...

Petrov the latest in a line for Moquett

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Ron Moquett has come up with a quality 3-year-old each of the last two meets at Oaklawn, and it appears he has another such runner in Petrov. Petrov goes Monday in the Grade 3, $500,000 Southwest Stakes, a race Moquett won in 2015 with Far Right and finished second in last year with Whitmore. Read More...

Yockey’s Warrior vastly improved since last visit to Arkansas

DRF | 5 days ago
Yockey's Warrior leads a second-level, optional $62,500 claiming sprint at six furlongs Friday at Oaklawn Park. Read More...

Sassicaia returns from long layoff in tough spot

DRF | 5 days ago
Sassicaia, winner of the Grade 3 Toboggan in 2016 when last seen on the inner track, and consistent veterans Chief Lion and Life in Shambles comprise half of the six-horse field Friday at Aqueduct in a $78,000, third-level allowance race that also is open to horses who have not won a stakes since March 1, 2016. Read More...

Coasted getting in shape for 3-year-old debut

DRF | 5 days ago
Coasted, second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, was sent to Florida for the winter by trainer Leah Gyarmati, and after a brief freshening is slowly starting to work her way back into shape for her 3-year-old campaign. Read More...

South American import Huracan Americo possible for Fountain of Youth

DRF | 5 days ago
Among the paddock schoolers at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday was Huracan Americo, a Group 1 winner in his native Chile at 2 who is currently being pointed toward a possible start in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth on March 4. Read More...

Wild Shot will point to Tampa Bay Derby

DRF | 5 days ago
Wild Shot, beaten 3 1/2 lengths when fourth behind McCraken last weekend in the Sam Davis Stakes, will return to Tampa Bay Downs for the March 11 Tampa Bay Derby “unless I see no reason not to go,” said trainer Rusty Arnold. Read More...

Mines and Magic ready to launch comeback in Wild Pearl

DRF | 5 days ago
Duly regrouped at Payson Park, Mines and Magic is scheduled to make her 4-year-old debut here at Gulfstream Park on Saturday in the $60,000 Wild Pearl at seven furlongs. Read More...

Buena Vista at mercy of weather

DRF | 5 days ago
A strong storm expected to bring plenty of wet weather to Southern California was forecast to hit beginning Friday and lasting through Saturday, and that could impact the Grade 2, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes for older females, scheduled for one mile on the turf course Saturday. Read More...

Arrogate training right along

DRF | 5 days ago
While no next race has yet been picked out for Arrogate, it certainly is looking like he'll be racing again within the next six weeks or so. There had been thought prior to the Pegasus World Cup that he might get a break after that race, but he ran so well that day and came out of it so well that he's continued right along with his training. Read More...

General George contender Heaven’s Runway improving with age

DRF | 5 days ago
Since being claimed by Rudy Rodriguez for $62,500 out of a second-place finish in an optional-claiming race at Saratoga, the 7-year-old Heaven's Runway has gone 2 for 3, including a pair of stakes, and earned $164,000. On Saturday at Laurel Park, he will go postward as one of the top choices in the Grade 3 General George, a seven-furlong stakes for 4-year-olds and up. Read More...

Eskenformoney, Curlin’s Approval rematched in Royal Delta

DRF | 5 days ago
When last they met at Gulfstream Park, Eskenformoney was pulling a mild upset over favored Curlin's Approval in the Grade 3 Rampart on Dec. 17. Nine weeks later, they will meet again Saturday in the Grade 2, $200,000 Royal Delta at 1 1/16 miles. Read More...

Derby Watch: Classic Empire remains on top

DRF | 5 days ago
For the inaugural Derby Watch top 20, Classic Empire remains the favorite on the Derby future line produced by Mike Watchmaker, Daily Racing Form's national handicapper. Classic Empire's terrific 2-year-old form, combined with a foot issue that came to the fore days after the Holy Bull, combined to keep him as the favorite – for now. Read More...

Hong Kong: Sea Jade keeps rolling with dead-heat win in Happy Valley Trophy

DRF | 5 days ago
The improving 3-year-old Sea Jade won his fifth start of the Hong Kong season on Thursday night at Happy Valley, dead-heating for the victory in the Happy Valley Trophy Handicap. Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Who’s hot, who’s not for Feb. 17, 2017

DRF | 5 days ago
Kentucky Derby: Who's hot, who's not for Feb. 17 Read More...

Tourneys covered like Jagger

DRF | 5 days ago
Handicapping contests weren’t exactly on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine this week, but they did manage to grace the pages therein. Read More...

Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Classic Empire

DRF | 5 days ago
Classic Empire, who debuts as the favorite on Mike Watchmaker's Kentucky Derby future line, became the second Eclipse Award champion juvenile in three seasons for sire Pioneerof the Nile. The first? American Pharoah. Read More...

Vitali enters horse at Parx after getting stay

DRF | 5 days ago
Marcus Vitali, the controversial trainer who has been banned by several tracks along the East Coast, has been allowed to enter a horse at Parx after receiving a stay of an ejection order from the Philadelphia-area track, according to officials and rulings. Read More...

Court denies appeal on instant racing patent

DRF | 5 days ago
A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling throwing out allegations that an upstart maker of historical racing machines infringed on the patents of a competitor owned by The Stronach Group, according to court documents. Read More...

Yourdreamsormine among the possibilities in Friday feature

DRF | 5 days ago
There are more haves than have-nots in the lone allowance race Friday at Gulfstream Park, making for some interesting wagering strategy as a 10-race card unfolds. Nine older horses are in the ninth race, a key link in late multi-race wagers, and bettors wanting to stay alive into the last race of the day may want to go deeper than normal on their tickets. Read More...

Kentuckian gets another chance to fulfill potential

DRF | 5 days ago
Once again, Kentuckian is ready for a comeback. Once again, there are hopes the 5-year-old will have a season that displays the potential owner Rick Porter and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer have expected from him. Read More...

Indiana Grand slates 35 stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Indiana Grand Racecourse will host 35 Thoroughbred stakes worth about $4.3 million during its 2017 racing season, the track announced in a press release Tuesday. Read More...

Yonkers: Horses to watch from Feb. 10 – Feb. 14

DRF | 5 days ago
Horses to watch from Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

More Power to Him enters El Camino Real Derby a colt on the rise

DRF | 5 days ago
Things are going good at Golden Gate Fields for trainer Faith Taylor. Taylor's meet might get a lot better Saturday, when she sends More Power to Him in the Grade 3, $200,000 El Camino Real Derby. Read More...

Bella Luma poised for improvement in Friday turf race

DRF | 5 days ago
Bella Luma will have her second start of the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting in an optional claimer at a mile on turf for California-bred 3-year-old fillies on Friday. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Horses to watch from Feb. 9 – Feb. 13

DRF | 5 days ago
Horses to watch from Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Breeders scrambling to find alternatives to Lucky Pulpit

DRF | 5 days ago
The sudden death of Lucky Pulpit, among the most active stallions in California in recent years, will have a number of mare owners hustling to make timely alternate plans as the breeding season begins. Read More...

Bergman: Sebastian K is injecting French blood into North America

DRF | 5 days ago
Hanover Shoe Farms has made an indelible mark on the history of the sport. With each passing year the nursery’s valuable bloodlines enrich the racing landscape in North America and abroad. Entering 2017 Hanover will mark the second year of an “experiment” to integrate and expand its impact on the sport. Sebastian K, the fastest trotter of all time, could represent the kind of stallion the sport has never seen. Read More...

Road to the Derby: Sam F. Davis analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Road to the Derby: Sam F. Davis analysis Read More...

Zoomin for Spuds goes for Champions berth in Los Alamitos Winter Championship

DRF | 5 days ago
Zoomin for Spuds won the $600,000 Champion of Champions at Los Alamitos 10 weeks ago to secure the title of champion 3-year-old gelding of 2016. The goal of earning another championship begins in earnest on Friday when Zooming for Spuds starts in the $150,900 Los Alamitos Winter Championship. Read More...

Dubai: Quality stakes, horses in abundance on Meydan card

DRF | 6 days ago
The card Thursday at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai is the strongest so far this World Cup Carnival, with four group stakes on the seven-race program. Read More...

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending Feb. 12, 2017

DRF | 6 days ago
Each week, TimeformUS Chief Figure Maker Craig Milkowski takes a look back at the weekend’s graded stakes and releases the TimeformUS Speed Figures for these races. Read More...

Meadowlands: Thursday 2/16 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Thursday 2/16 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 2/16 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Thursday 2/16 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 2/16 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 2/16 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Marks: Father Patrick vs. Trixton rivalry can play out as stallions

DRF | 6 days ago
They were the two best 3-year-old trotters of 2014. They were also stable-mates, both trained by Hall Of Famer Jimmy Takter. Each has a legitimate case as being the best son of their respective sires—Cantab Hall and Muscle Hill, those two with genuine claims as being the best trotting sires of this current generation. Read More...

Harness: Canadian yearling sales merge

DRF | 6 days ago
Standardbred Canada and Forest City Standardbred Sales Inc. are proud to announce that an agreement in principle has been reached to combine the two yearling sales into one which is scheduled to take place at the Western Fair District Metroland Media Agriplex in London, Ontario on the weekend of October 14th and 15th 2017. Read More...

Arrogate back on the work tab

DRF | 6 days ago
Arrogate, last year's Eclipse Award-winning 3-year-old male, worked a half-mile Tuesday morning at Santa Anita, his first drill since his victory in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28. Read More...

Hong Kong Selections for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

DRF | 6 days ago
Hong Kong Selections for Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Happy Valley. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Feb. 7 – Feb. 9

DRF | 6 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Northfield, Dover, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Ohio Derby winner Mr. Z retired

DRF | 6 days ago
Mr. Z, a millionaire who won the Ohio Derby in 2015, has been retired, trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Tuesday. Read More...

Harness: USTA Presidential Debate set for Thursday

DRF | 6 days ago
The first ever USTA Presidential Debate will take place this Thursday, February 16th at 7:30 PM Eastern Time. It can be heard live at posttimewithmikeandmike.com. Read More...

Lucky Pulpit, sire of California Chrome, dies at 16

DRF | 7 days ago
California stallion Lucky Pulpit, sire of two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, has died at age 16. The Pulpit stallion had just started the breeding season at Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif., which he had called home for the past decade. Read More...

Strathmore looks to end skid in Happy Valley Trophy

DRF | 7 days ago
Two Class 1 handicaps each worth about $322,000 highlight the eight-race card Wednesday at Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 2/15 Analysis + Pick Four Ticket

DRF | 1 week ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 2/15 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Unified will stand at Lane’s End when he is finished racing

DRF | 1 week ago
Grade 2 winner Unified will stand at Lane’s End in Versailles, Ky. upon his retirement from racing. Read More...

Vazquez to serve three-day suspension

DRF | 1 week ago
Jockey Ramon Vazquez, who is tied atop the Oaklawn standings with Ricardo Santana Jr., will begin a three-day suspension Saturday for a riding infraction, according to a stewards' ruling. Read More...

Lookin At Lee among Southwest workers

DRF | 1 week ago
Lookin At Lee, who in his last start was fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile on Nov. 5 at Santa Anita, was among a handful of probables for the Southwest Stakes to work at Oaklawn on Monday. Read More...