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String King, Heitai among statebred stars at Louisiana Legends Night

DRF | 6 days ago
Louisiana’s best are all set to go Saturday evening at Evangeline Downs for the annual Louisiana Legends Night program. A total of eight stakes restricted to those bred in the Bayou State will be worth $775,000. Read More...

Genuine Reward, son of Genuine Risk, to Old Friends

DRF | 6 days ago
Genuine Reward, one of only two live foals produced by Kentucky Derby-winning filly Genuine Risk, will become one of the newest residents of Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement facility in Georgetown, Ky. Read More...

Wise Dan resumes daily galloping

DRF | 6 days ago
Wise Dan has begun daily galloping at his home base of Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., as trainer Charlie LoPresti begins thinking about a possible next race for the two-time Horse of the Year. Read More...

Oaks again tops Zia Park stakes schedule

DRF | 6 days ago
The $300,000 Zia Park Oaks will again serve as the richest race at the Hobbs, N.M., track when it has its third running on Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 25. The Oaks is part of a 33-race, $4 million stakes schedule Zia announced on Monday, with 19 of the stakes for Thoroughbreds. Read More...

SirePowered Results: Hard Spun

DRF | 6 days ago
Hard Aces won the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Saturday to highlight a big day for sire Hard Spun. According to Daily Racing Form's SirePowered Results, Darley's son of Danzig was represented by three winners on Saturday. Read More...

Asmussen sued by Labor Dept. on overtime

DRF | 6 days ago
The U.S. Department of Labor has sued trainer Steve Asmussen with allegations that his stable is breaking federal labor law by not paying proper overtime to workers at Churchill Downs, in a lawsuit filed late last week in U.S. District Court in Louisville, Ky. Read More...

Equine Advocates to honor artist Peb and writer Heller

DRF | 6 days ago
Legendary equine cartoonist Pierre “Peb” Bellocq and Eclipse Award-winning writer Bill Heller will be honored at the Equine Advocates annual awards dinner and charity auction Read More...

Equine Advocates to honor artist Peb and writer Heller

DRF | 6 days ago
Legendary equine cartoonist Pierre “Peb” Bellocq and Eclipse Award-winning writer Bill Heller will be honored at the Equine Advocates annual awards dinner and charity auction Read More...

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approves KBIF measures for out-of-state broodmares

DRF | 6 days ago
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved on Monday a series of amendments to the Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders’ Incentive Fund, including measures to allow pregnant mares covered by a Kentucky stallion and purchased at a public auction outside of the state to nominate for the fund. Read More...

Delaware Park bans Vazquez

DRF | 6 days ago
Embattled trainer Juan Vazquez has been indefinitely barred from the grounds of Delaware Park. Read More...

Litfin: Belmont Park Horses to Watch for the week of June 29

DRF | 6 days ago
Litfin: Belmont Park Horses to Watch for the week of June 29 Read More...

Gierkink: Woodbine Horses to Watch for the week of June 29

DRF | 6 days ago
Gierkink: Woodbine Horses to Watch for the week of June 29 Read More...

Kentucky Downs to card two races for jumpers

DRF | 6 days ago
A pair of races for jumpers will be added to the Sept. 5 opening day card at Kentucky Downs, following unanimous approval Monday from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 7/1 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 6 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 7/1 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Licensing issue has Ziadie in limbo

DRF | 6 days ago
Kirk Ziadie, Gulfstream Park’s leading trainer during the 2015 spring meet, may not be able to continue training his horses when the summer session begins Wednesday because of licensing issues with the state of Florida. Read More...

Keeneland fall schedule includes 23 stakes

DRF | 6 days ago
Keeneland’s usually power-packed fall stakes schedule takes on even more importance this year when the track presents 23 stakes in anticipation of the first Breeders’ Cup held at the Lexington track on Oct. 30 and 31. Read More...

Fresh Feline tries to stay in peak form after recent layoff

DRF | 7 days ago
Belmont’s Wednesday card has a “turfy” theme. Six grass races are scheduled, the richest being race 8 at 1 1/4 miles on the inner course. The forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms. Read More...

Rainbow 6 pays $30,929

DRF | 7 days ago
Sunday’s mandatory Rainbow 6 payoff at Gulfstream Park returned $30,929 to those who correctly selected all six winners in the sequence. Read More...

Apprentice Gaffalione turns lessons into victories

DRF | 7 days ago
Seven months into the 2015 campaign, Tyler Gaffalione has turned into one of the leading apprentices in the country and has earned his first riding title, capped off by four victories on Saturday’s card at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Legend Fortynine tries to regroup in Sales Stakes

DRF | 7 days ago
Legend Fortynine will try to get back on track when he runs in the $50,000 Three and Four Year Old Sales Stakes on Wednesday at Northlands Park. Read More...

Normandy Invasion starts anew

DRF | 7 days ago
Normandy Invasion has always had a lot of ability. He’s also had more than his share of bad luck. On Wednesday, he is scheduled to make his first start in more than a year in a second-level optional-claiming race at Delaware Park. Read More...

Departing has turf options after Firecracker win

DRF | 7 days ago
Departing earned an 89 Beyer Speed Figure by winning for the first time in more than a year and for the first time on turf in the closing-night feature, the Grade 2 Firecracker on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Queen’s Plate principals complete preparation

DRF | 7 days ago
Plate Trial winner Danish Dynaformer and Grade 3 Marine Stakes winner Shaman Ghost were among the top contenders who worked here last weekend for Sunday’s 156th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate at Woodbine. Read More...

Modern must be caught in Lieutenant Governor’s

DRF | 7 days ago
It looks like either Modern or Mr. Bowling in Wednesday’s $50,000 Lieutenant Governor’s Handicap at Hastings. The 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds and up is the first of four stakes on the Canada Day Card that begins at 1:50 p.m. Pacific. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 6/30 Analysis

DRF | 7 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Tuesday Afternoon 6/30 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

3-year-olds get distance test in pair of $50,000 stakes

DRF | 7 days ago
There are four $50,000 stakes races on Wednesday at Hastings, and the two races for 3-year-olds, the Chris Loseth Handicap and the Supernaturel Handicap for 3-year-old fillies, are the most compelling races on the nine-race card that begins at 1:50 p.m. Pacific. Read More...

Mohawk: Tuesday 6/30 Analysis

DRF | 7 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Tuesday 6/30 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Lanerie takes final race to edge Leparoux for Churchill meet title

DRF | 7 days ago
The Churchill Downs spring meet ended in dramatic fashion Saturday night when jockey Corey Lanerie rallied aboard Love Your Humor to win the final race of the 38-day meet Saturday, allowing him to edge out Julien Leparoux for the riding title. Read More...

Business strong at spring meeting

DRF | 7 days ago
Santa Anita ended its 39-day spring-summer meeting Sunday with gains in ontrack attendance and all-sources handle, and a decline in ontrack handle, according to a track official. Read More...

American Pharoah drills three furlongs

DRF | 7 days ago
Triple Crown hero American Pharoah is officially on the comeback trail. On Monday at Santa Anita, American Pharoah worked three furlongs in 36.40 seconds under jockey Martin Garcia, his first major exercise since his historic win in the Belmont Stakes on June 6. Read More...

Bergman: Wicker Hanover peaking for Beal final

DRF | 7 days ago
Trainer Noel Daley knows a few things about trotters. The veteran Down Under conditioner has had some extremely gifted ones in his stable including the $3.5 million winning Mr. Muscleman and Hambletonian runner-up Explosive Matter. He also captured the sport’s most prestigious event back in 2011 with Broad Bahn. Read More...

Pender Harbour seeks first open-company stakes win in Dominion Day

DRF | 7 days ago
The popular 7-year-old Pender Harbour exits Ontario-sired stakes company Wednesday at Woodbine to contest the Grade 3, $150,000 Dominion Day. Read More...

Harness: PA Harness Week for June 27

DRF | 7 days ago
Each week DRF Harness will bring you PA Harness Week. This 30-minute show highlights the best of Pennsylvania harness racing as well as what is happening on the national scene. Read More...

Belle Hill notches first stakes win in Irish Day Handicap

DRF | 7 days ago
Belle Hill rolled to a four-length victory Sunday in the $50,000 Irish Day Handicap at Emerald Downs, a surprisingly easy triumph in her first start beyond 6 1/2 furlongs. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from June 22 – June 24

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

Monticello: Horses to watch from June 22 – June 25

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

Trip Notes for June 27-28: Gold Cup at Santa Anita, Iowa Derby, Mother Goose, and more…

DRF | 1 week ago
Trip Notes for June 27-28: Gold Cup at Santa Anita, Iowa Derby, Mother Goose, and more by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

Lady Contender beats males in Front Range

DRF | 1 week ago
Lady Contender upstaged male rivals on Sunday, when she closed from next-to-last for a nose win in the $40,000 Front Range Stakes at Arapahoe Park. Read More...

Masochistic may point to Bing Crosby

DRF | 1 week ago
Masochistic had an 11-week gap between his win in the Grade 2 Kona Gold Stakes on April 11 and the Grade 1 Triple Bend on Saturday at Santa Anita. Sunday, trainer Ron Ellis envisioned only a five-week break leading to the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes at six furlongs at Del Mar on July 26. Read More...

Crucero comes up big in San Juan Capistrano victory

DRF | 1 week ago
Crucero, the former maiden claimer, gave a career-best performance to win Sunday’s $150,500 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at Santa Anita. He very nearly was kept in his stall. Read More...

Salutos Amigos sharp in Mr. Prospector comeback

DRF | 1 week ago
Salutos Amigos came back sharp in his first race since the Golden Shaheen at Meydan on March 28, cruising to an eye-catching victory in the $75,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday. Read More...

Come to Mischief romps as longshot in My Dear

DRF | 1 week ago
The debuting longshot Come to Mischief went right to the front and never looked back to take the $125,000 My Dear Stakes convincingly Sunday at Woodbine. Read More...

Hard Aces on path to BC Classic after Gold Cup win

DRF | 1 week ago
Last winter, owners Kosta and Pete Hronis and trainer John Sadler were looking for a prospect for the leading races for older horses in California through the year. When they reached a deal to acquire Hard Aces, they bought much more. Read More...

Lovely Day scores first Grade 1 in Takarazuka Kinen

DRF | 1 week ago
Lovely Day won his first Grade 1 race and his fourth stakes in Sunday’s $2,347,348 Takarazuka Kinen at Hanshin Racecourse in Japan, earning a fees-paid berth for the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Keeneland on Oct. 31. Read More...

La Verdad becomes millionaire in Dancin Renee romp

DRF | 1 week ago
La Verdad lived up to her 1-10 odds in the $100,000 Dancin Renee Stakes at Belmont Park on Sunday by winning the New York-bred stakes for the second year in a row while surpassing $1 million in earnings. Read More...

Treve strengthens status as Arc favorite

DRF | 1 week ago
Treve was the future-book favorite for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in Paris in October before Sunday’s $448,000 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud. After she won the Group 1 race over a strong field, she became a standout favorite. Read More...

Watchmaker: Big event days weaken stakes schedules

DRF | 1 week ago
Like many other people, I’m having serious second thoughts about the popular current concept of clustering a bunch of stakes on a single race card to create a big event day. Read More...

Bent On Bourbon impresses in Iowa Derby victory

DRF | 1 week ago
Bent On Bourbon relished his first race around two turns in just his fifth lifetime start for an impressive three-length win in the Grade 3 Iowa Derby. Read More...

Sarah Sis holds on by a nose in Iowa Oaks

DRF | 1 week ago
Sarah Sis controlled the pace under jockey Julio Felix and found enough energy in the last 40 yards to hold on by a nose in Saturday evening's Grade 3, $200,000 Iowa Oaks. Read More...

Golden Lad wears down longshot to win Cornhusker

DRF | 1 week ago
Golden Lad responded to jockey Javier Castellano's urging to wear down the longshot Ecleto Red for a 1 1/2-length score in Saturday's featured Grade 3, $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap. Read More...