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Free: Santa Anita horses to watch for week of Feb. 13

DRF | 6 days ago
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Santa Anita: One lucky bettor collects $148,205 in pick six

DRF | 7 days ago
One winning ticket in Sunday’s pick six at Santa Anita was worth $148,205, a payoff that included the single ticket provision of the $2 bet. Read More...

Redneck Humor wins Budweiser Handicap in track-record time

DRF | 7 days ago
Redneck Humor set a track record Sunday, when he led throughout for a 4 1/2-length win in the $75,000 Budweiser Handicap at Sunland Park. He covered six furlongs in 1:07.42, lowering the standard of 1:07.50 that was set by rival Surf N Ski on Jan. 14. Read More...

Miss Sunset rebounds from dud to win Sweet Life Stakes

DRF | 7 days ago
Miss Sunset lost her unbeaten record when she trailed home last of six in an optional claimer in the mud at Santa Anita on Jan. 13. The race has largely been forgotten. Miss Sunset ($14.40) rebounded on Sunday to win her stakes debut on turf in the $91,935 Sweet Life Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on the hillside course. Read More...

Iliad captures San Vicente in first start for O’Neill

DRF | 1 week ago
The saddle towel may have been misspelled but there was nothing else out of place with the performance on Sunday of Iliad, who pressed a hot pace and then pulled clear to win the Grade 2, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita, earning him a shot at a key Kentucky Derby prep next month. Read More...

Vale Dori in peak form amid four-race winning streak

DRF | 1 week ago
Vale Dori’s four-race winning streak this winter has come at a time when the mare has been in peak form – and when two leading rivals are being prepared for comebacks. Read More...

Bolo, back after layoff, shows off solid form in Arcadia Stakes

DRF | 1 week ago
Five-year-old Bolo overcame traffic to win the Arcadia Stakes by a head over an unlucky What a View on Saturday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Imaqtpie ($25.60) scores upset in Los Alamitos Winter Derby

DRF | 1 week ago
Imaqtpie won the $224,900 Los Alamitos Winter Derby in an 11-1 upset. Read More...

Watchmaker: McCraken’s perceived potential outrunning the reality

DRF | 1 week ago
While there is every reason to believe McCraken’s career trajectory will head nowhere but up – for reasons, it should be noted, that are based in no small part on Ian Wilkes being his trainer – it is far from a certainty that this is the way things will actually pan out. Read More...

Sunday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Benevolence is due for a better trip

DRF | 1 week ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Sunday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

En Hanse dominates WEBN Stakes

DRF | 1 week ago
Breaking sharper than he had in his prior start in the Space City Stakes at Sam Houston on Jan. 29, En Hanse utilized his speed to shoot to the lead and dominate Saturday night’s $50,000 WEBN Stakes at Turfway Park. Read More...

Mobile Bay passes $1 million in winning Louisiana Premiere Championship

DRF | 1 week ago
Mobile Bay became a millionaire Saturday night when he held off The Pickett Factor for a length win in the $150,000 Louisiana Premiere Night Championship at Delta Downs. Read More...

McCraken ‘most likely’ will next run in Tampa Bay Derby

DRF | 1 week ago
McCraken came out of his record-breaking victory in the Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs in good order and was already resting in his stall late Saturday night at the Palm Meadows training center after being vanned across the Florida peninsula back to the East Coast, according to the colt’s trainer, Ian Wilkes. Read More...

Union Jackson makes Sam Houston Sprint first stakes win

DRF | 1 week ago
Union Jackson became a stakes winner Saturday night when he motored home by 8 1/4 lengths over Bravura in the $50,000 Sam Houston Sprint Cup. Read More...

Santa Anita: Single ticket carryover of $33,967 for Sunday’s pick six

DRF | 1 week ago
The single ticket jackpot carryover for the Santa Anita pick six has reached $33,967 after multiple tickets correctly selected the sequence on Saturday. Read More...

Tap It All leads all the way in California Oaks

DRF | 1 week ago
Tap It All cantered on the lead while setting a moderate pace as she scored a wire-to-wire victory in the $53,150 California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday. Read More...

Chief Cicatriz scores as front-running favorite in Phoenix Gold Cup

DRF | 1 week ago
Chief Cicatriz proved his speed show plays as well on the road as it does in New Mexico as he came to Turf Paradise on Saturday and led all the way to capture the meet’s marquee event, the $75,000 Phoenix Gold Cup. Read More...

Chanel’s Legacy notches second stakes win of meet

DRF | 1 week ago
Chanel’s Legacy established herself as a 3-year-old filly to be reckoned with at Oaklawn on Saturday, when she won her second stakes of the meet in the $125,000 Martha Washington. Read More...

Sharp Azteca backs up Navarro’s words by dominating Gulfstream Handicap

DRF | 1 week ago
Trainer Jorge Navarro is not one to mince words. He told anyone who would listen prior to the $350,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap that his Sharp Azteca has never looked or felt any better, doing everything but guarantee his horse would win the Grade 2 fixture here Saturday. And sure enough, Navarro was spot on as Sharp Azteca not only won, he dominated the one-mile Gulfstream Park Handicap, drawing off to a thoroughly convincing 4 1/2-length victory over Awesome Slew with Tommy Macho finishing a laboring third as the 8-5 favorite. Read More...

Isabella Sings runs away from pack in Endeavour Stakes

DRF | 1 week ago
Isabella Sings has become a fan favorite with her brazen front-running style. On Saturday, her popularity was evidenced by her $3 win mutuel after the 5-year-old mare opened a clear lead and never looked back in winning the 18th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Endeavour Stakes. Read More...

McCraken delivers as favorite in Sam Davis

DRF | 1 week ago
McCraken used his come-from-behind style to win the Grade 3, $200,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths over Tapwrit at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, confirming his status as a top-tier Kentucky Derby prospect and keeping his record perfect with four wins in as many starts. Read More...

Almanaar gets his Grade 1 win in Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap

DRF | 1 week ago
Trainer Chad Brown predicted that Almanaar would become a Grade 1 winner this season, and it didn’t take very long for his prediction to come true. Read More...

Vale Dori makes Santa Maria her third straight G2 stakes win

DRF | 1 week ago
Even a brief pre-race tantrum could not prevent Vale Dori from winning her third consecutive Grade 2 stakes in Saturday’s $200,345 Santa Maria Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita. Read More...

Bolo shrugs off early trouble to repeat in Arcadia Stakes

DRF | 1 week ago
Bolo overcame trouble on the first turn to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Arcadia Mile on turf for the second consecutive year at Santa Anita. Read More...

Giwner: An overwhelming display of affection for a deserving man

DRF | 1 week ago
You often hear people say, “to know him is to love him.” That is certainly true about Hall of Famer Sam McKee, track announcer and Director of Television at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Dickinson earns first graded win in Suwannee River

DRF | 1 week ago
Dickinson, whose career came full circle when finally switched to the turf late last summer, became a graded stakes winner for the first time on Saturday at Gulfstream Park after slipping up the hedge under jockey Paco Lopez to a 1 1/4-length victory over Elysea’s World in the Grade 3 Suwannee River. Read More...

Candid Desire becomes stakes winner with Hollie Hughes win

DRF | 1 week ago
On Saturday at Aqueduct, Candid Desire became a stakes winner, rallying down the center of the inner track and outfinishing Celtic Chaos to win the $100,000 Hollie Hughes by a neck. Read More...

Tapa Tapa Tapa emerges as Kentucky Oaks contender

DRF | 1 week ago
The $55,000 Suncoast Stakes on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs was supposed to produce a starter for the Kentucky Oaks in May, but after Tapa Tapa Tapa’s front-running, three-length victory over 3-10 favorite Elate, there is a chance that it could produce two. Read More...

Inspector Lynley gets cleaner trip in Tampa Bay Stakes

DRF | 1 week ago
Saving ground on both turns before swinging out at the top of the stretch, Inspector Lynley sped past the leading duo and finished clear of a belated run from Kasaqui for a half-length triumph Saturday in the 31st running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Tampa Bay Stakes on Festival Preview Day at Tampa Bay Downs. Read More...

Stallion Heiress stays unbeaten by romping in Spanky Broussard Stakes

DRF | 1 week ago
A sharp winner of her career debut in December, the 3-year-old filly Stallion Heiress looked like a rising star in her second career start, capturing the $50,000 Joseph E. “Spanky” Broussard Stakes on Saturday at Fair Grounds by 7 3/4 lengths. Read More...

Send It In runs down Fox Rules to nose-win Haynesfield

DRF | 1 week ago
Send It In needed every inch of the stretch of Aqueduct’s inner track and an aggressive ride from Manny Franco to run down Fox Rules in the final jump to win the Haynesfield by a nose. Read More...

Thunder Snow roars in UAE 2000 Guineas

DRF | 1 week ago
The high-class 3-year-old Thunder Snow easily won his dirt debut Saturday at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, winning the Group 3, $250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas by 5 3/4 lengths for Godolphin, trainer Saeed bin Suroor, and jockey Christophe Soumillon. Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017

DRF | 1 week ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Sunday’s card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Free: How I’ll play Santa Anita on Sunday, Feb. 12

DRF | 1 week ago
Options are limited Sunday at Santa Anita. Blame the rain. Read More...

King: How I’ll play Gulfstream on Sunday, Feb. 12

DRF | 1 week ago
Sunday’s fourth race at Gulfstream is a race sure to attract attention to the presence of Malagacy (3), who romped by 15 lengths at first asking Jan. 4 in the slop. But a horseplayer obviously can’t expect any kind of sizable return backing that colt, who is 2-5 on the morning line. Read More...

Saturday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Drama King finally gets a dry track in the Hollie Hughes

DRF | 1 week ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Saturday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 2/13 Analysis

DRF | 1 week ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 2/13 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Monday 2/13 Analysis

DRF | 1 week ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 2/13 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Carryover of $15,943 in pick-six single-ticket jackpot

DRF | 1 week ago
On a day when all six winners paid $10 or less, the pick six paid $2,964, resulting in a two-day carryover of $15,943 in the single-ticket jackpot pool. Read More...

Bernier: How I’ll play Santa Anita for Saturday, Feb. 11

DRF | 1 week ago
Saturday’s card at Santa Anita features two graded stakes races, the Grade 2 Santa Maria on the main track for fillies and mares, and the Grade 2 Arcadia for older horses on the turf. Read More...

Gierkink: How I’ll play Gulfstream on Saturday, Feb. 11

DRF | 1 week ago
The late pick five starts in the eighth race with a promising field of maiden 3-year-olds in a 7 1/2-furlong turf sprint. The debuting ROCKETRY (1) recorded a series of B- drills on the DRF Clocker Report prior to working an impressive B+ on the grass at Palm Meadows on Feb. 3. I’ll also use WANNABEAPLAYER (10), who has worked nicely since narrowly losing his opener in a similar spot. Read More...

Wyeth’s form, pattern should produce win

DRF | 1 week ago
Wyeth finished third in his first start this winter at Fair Grounds and was second in his second start at the meet. If his form holds, the pattern will, too, and Wyeth will be first in this third start of the Fair Grounds season, Sunday's featured third race. Read More...

Hovdey: Listen, mate, Winx is world’s best turf horse

DRF | 1 week ago
Arrogate will not be running in the U.S. for a while, unless some American racetrack is willing to go into hock to compete with the $6 million he ran for in the Breeders' Cup Classic, or the $12 million he ran for in the Pegasus World Cup, or the $10 million he might run for in the Dubai World Cup next month. Read More...

Syndergaard probably will have sprint campaign

DRF | 1 week ago
Syndergaard, the talented New York-bred stakes winner who was beaten a nose by Practical Joke in the Grade 1 Champagne last fall at Belmont Park, will most likely be kept in one-turn races, trainer Todd Pletcher said Thursday. Read More...

Jose Ortiz already in Florida

DRF | 1 week ago
Jose Ortiz had previously announced his intention to ride at Gulfstream Park for the month of March when Aqueduct's schedule cuts back to three days a week. However, Ortiz is basically riding in Florida full time now. Read More...

Super Surprise has date with Uncle Mo

DRF | 1 week ago
Super Surprise, the 2 1/2-length winner of last Sunday's Biogio's Rose Stakes at Aqueduct, has been retired from racing. She will be bred to Uncle Mo. Read More...

Royal Posse: Will he stay or will he go?

DRF | 1 week ago
Royal Posse's futility over Aqueduct's inner track continued when he stumbled badly at the start of last month's Jazil Stakes and finished fourth as the 6-5 favorite. His connections are now trying to decide whether to give him another shot over the inner in the $125,000 Stymie Stakes on March 12 or opt for a change of venue. Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017

DRF | 1 week ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Saturday’s card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Stellar Wind just starting back

DRF | 1 week ago
Stellar Wind, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2015, is progressing toward her 5-year-old debut. Friday at Santa Anita, Stellar Wind worked a half-mile in 48.60 seconds. Read More...

Stevens hoping for mid-March return to saddle

DRF | 1 week ago
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens is planning a mid-March return to race riding after undergoing a hip replacement operation in late December. Read More...