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Bergman: 2014 Breeders Crown is a family affair

DRF | 1 week ago
In a sport generally dominated by commercial breeding operations, this year’s Breeders Crown finals bring to light that there is indeed opportunity for the small breeder to hit a home run. Read More...

Irish foal crop grows in 2014, Great Britain shrinks

DRF | 1 week ago
The Irish foal crop grew 6 percent in 2014, while the foal population in Great Britain declined, Racing Post reports. Read More...

No Problem looking north for next start

DRF | 1 week ago
With a victory on a synthetic surface on his résumé courtesy of his win in the Bob Hope Stakes for 2-year-olds at Del Mar on Saturday, No Problem may be heading north to Golden Gate Fields for his next start. Read More...

Pick six carryovers swell business

DRF | 1 week ago
The big pick six carryovers over the weekend continued a surge in handle for Del Mar through the first two weeks of the meet. Read More...

Former jockey Pete Moreno dead

DRF | 1 week ago
Del Mar was informed over the weekend of the death in August of former jockey Pete Moreno, who was the leading rider here in 1960 and won the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1961. Read More...

Trip Notes for Nov. 15: Red Smith, Commonwealth, Mrs. Revere and Bob Hope

DRF | 1 week ago
Trip Notes for Saturday, Nov. 15: Red Smith, Commonwealth, Mrs. Revere and Bob Hope by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Nov. 10 – Nov. 12

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

Monticello: Horses to watch from Nov. 11 – Nov. 13

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

Yonkers: Monday 11/17 Analysis

DRF | 1 week ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 11/17 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Northfield: Monday 11/17 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 1 week ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Monday 11/17 card at Northfield Parl Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Monday 11/17 Analysis

DRF | 1 week ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Monday 11/17 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

DRF’s Bernier wins Aqueduct Betting Challenge

DRF | 1 week ago
Daily Racing Form’s own Matt Bernier won the Aqueduct Betting Challenge, a two-day handicapping contest with a first prize worth $40,000. Read More...

Speechify collects first stakes win in Kenny Noe

DRF | 1 week ago
What he lacked in experience, Speechify made up for in talent and perseverance, becoming a stakes winner for the first time with a convincing 3 3/4-length decision over Grande Shores in Sunday’s $90,000 Kenny Noe Jr. Stakes at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Achiever’s Legacy scores longshot win in Desi Arnaz

DRF | 1 week ago
Jerry Hollendorfer had strength in numbers in the $98,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes for 2-year-old fillies Sunday at Del Mar. His highly regarded filly Light the City did not run up to expectations after being pressured from her inside draw, and that pace battle allowed his other trainee, Achiever’s Legacy, to come along in time and win. Read More...

Hillaby delivers as Bessarabian favorite

DRF | 1 week ago
The favored Hillaby won her first stakes easily in Sunday’s Grade 2, $232,000 Bessarabian, giving trainer Mark Casse a sweep of the two weekend stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

The Lewis Dinner catches a break, cruises to victory in Key Cents

DRF | 1 week ago
The Lewis Dinner and Regal Minister, juveniles sired by Posse and ridden by Manuel Franco, sped to the lead early and improved their position to sweep the inaugural editions of the Key Cents and Notebook, a pair of $100,000 stakes run Sunday at Aqueduct. Read More...

Duff, Miss Bullistic take South Carolina residency stakes

DRF | 1 week ago
A pair of horses with no previous success on dirt swept both stakes for 2-year-olds who spent 90 days or more in South Carolina on Sunday at Parx Racing. Read More...

Litfin: Pick four play for Aqueduct on Sunday, Nov. 16

DRF | 1 week ago
A couple of imposing singles on the main track in Sunday’s late pick four offer the chance to spread in a pair of tough-to-figure grass races with a wide range of possible results. Read More...

Illman: How I’d play Aqueduct on Sunday, Nov. 16

DRF | 1 week ago
Although a $27,574 pick six carryover is nothing to sneeze at, I’m interested in capitalizing on a couple of price horses earlier on the Sunday card. Read More...

Torts On Fire scores first career win in Texas Classic Futurity

DRF | 1 week ago
Torts On Fire picked an opportune time to win the first race of his career in the richest race in Texas. Read More...

Promise Me Silver wins Darby’s Daughter to remain undefeated

DRF | 1 week ago
Promise Me Silver remained undefeated in three starts when she rolled home by 7 3/4 lengths Saturday night in the $75,000 Darby’s Daughter division of the Texas Stallion Stakes at Retama Park. Carol’s Flyer finished second in the restricted sprint stakes, while it was another 5 3/4 lengths back in third to Silver Akantha. Read More...

Down Town Allen goes over $1M in earnings with My Sister Pearl win

DRF | 1 week ago
Down Town Allen became the first West Virginia-bred female to surpass $1 million in earnings and remained perfect in six starts this season by winning Saturday night’s $51,000 My Sister Pearl Stakes at Charles Town. Read More...

Breeders Crown: Rookie colts put on a show in eliminations

DRF | 1 week ago
Traceur Hanover upset the heavily favored In The Arsenal and Go Daddy Go won the other divisions of Breeders Crown eliminations for 2-year-old colt pacers. On the trot, trainer Jimmy Takter dominated by capturing both eliminations for first-year colts. Read More...

Breeders Crown: Always B Miki, Limelight Beach, Maven win elims

DRF | 1 week ago
If there was any doubt as to the best 3-year-old pacer in training, Always B Miki certainly erased any trepidation with a convincing 1:50 victory in what was on paper the tougher of two Breeders Crown eliminations Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Read More...

No Problem’s upset creates three-day pick six carryover

DRF | 1 week ago
Michael McCarthy sent out No Problem for a 17-1 upset victory in the $100,750 Bob Hope Stakes at Del Mar, giving the trainer his first stakes win since leaving as an assistant to Todd Pletcher and returning to his native Southern California. Read More...

Coalport all out to prevail in Buck’s Boy

DRF | 1 week ago
Under a hard drive for nearly a quarter-mile from jockey Rafael Hernandez, Coalport finally shrugged off several challengers, edging clear of 21-1 shot Yankee Dealer to win the Buck's Boy Handicap at Hawthorne by a neck. Read More...

Baze injured in minor accident, plans to ride Sunday

DRF | 1 week ago
Leading jockey Russell Baze, who had three wins and a third from his first four mounts, was injured prior to Saturday’s sixth race at Golden Gate Fields when Private Joke tossed his head back and struck Baze above his left eye. Read More...

Outside Nashville wins Oakland Stakes in return

DRF | 1 week ago
Outside Nashville ($18.20), whose first stakes victory came at Golden Gate Fields as a 2-year-old, made his first start since March 15 and since being gelding a winning one as he pulled away from a strong field with an impressive stretch run Saturday in the $55,070 Oakland Stakes. Read More...

Omar reaffirms fondness for track by taking Caballos del Sol

DRF | 1 week ago
The surging Omar staked his claim as the top sprinter on the grounds as the 5-year-old gelding captured Saturday’s $35,000 Caballos del Sol at Turf Paradise. Read More...

Sparkling Review earns second straight stakes win with Mrs. Revere

DRF | 1 week ago
One came on the lead, and the other came from well off the pace when jockey Julien Leparoux swept both ends of the twin turf stakes for 3-year-olds Saturday at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Galina Point wins two-turn debut in South Ocean

DRF | 1 week ago
Galina Point ($3.30) made her first start around two turns a winning one under Patrick Husbands in the $125,400 South Ocean Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday. Read More...

Zee Bros springs 29-1 upset in De Francis Dash

DRF | 1 week ago
Zee Bros, at 29-1 the longest shot on the board, won the Frank De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park by 2 3/4 lengths. Read More...

Dynamic Sky scores first turf victory in Red Smith Handicap

DRF | 1 week ago
Dynamic Sky, winless in five graded stakes at Woodbine this year, broke through for his first career victory on the grass in Saturday’s 55th running of the $250,000 Red Smith Handicap, the final graded turf stakes of the season in New York. Read More...

After big win, Acquant stays on dirt for allowance feature

DRF | 1 week ago
In Tuesday’s $46,000 feature at Parx Racing, Acquant will try to prove her big win in her dirt debut was no fluke when she takes the next logical step up the class ladder in a second-level optional $25,000 claimer for fillies and mares going a mile and 70 yards. Read More...

Stormin Monarcho scores in Richard W. Small Stakes

DRF | 1 week ago
Stormin Monarcho avoided a traffic jam at the top of the stretch of the $100,000 Richard Small Stakes on Saturday at Laurel Park and shot to the lead when a number of runners were looking for racing room. Read More...

Free: How I’d play Del Mar on Sunday, Nov. 16

DRF | 1 week ago
Undefeated after two starts, Light the City towers over her rivals in the $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes (race 2) on Sunday at Del Mar. Bettors that enjoy wagering on short prices in small fields are welcome to knock themselves out. Read More...

Cinco Charlie converts good trip into Lewis Stakes win

DRF | 1 week ago
Cinco Charlie made even money look fair as he pressed the early pace and drew off to win the $100,000 James F. Lewis III Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths. Read More...

Keeneland November: Win Willy sold to stand in Mexico

DRF | 1 week ago
Grade 2 winner and millionaire Win Willy was purchased by Racho Natoches of Mexico on Friday for $45,000 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, and he will debut at stud in that country in 2015. Read More...

Sweet Return to Ocala Stud for 2015

DRF | 1 week ago
Grade 1 winner and millionaire Sweet Return will relocate to J. Michael O’Farrell’s Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla., for the 2015 breeding season. The 14-year-old Elmaaul horse, who most recently stood at nearby Journeyman Stud, will stand for an advertised fee of $3,500. Read More...

Pinhooker Leppala dies at 62

DRF | 1 week ago
Pinhooker Ricky Leppala, who sold notable horses such as Horse of the Year Favorite Trick, Grade 1 winner Delaware Township, and multiple stakes winner Reneesgotzip, died on Nov. 4 at his home in Ocala, Fla., of cancer. He was 62. Read More...

Cintron breaks jaw in spill at Laurel

DRF | 1 week ago
Jockey Alex Cintron has a badly broken jaw and other fractures to his face following a spill that involved three horses in the sixth race at Laurel Park on Friday. Read More...

Litfin: How I’d play Aqueduct on Saturday, Nov. 15

DRF | 1 week ago
I’m going to take the opportunity to observe the main track through an early double with fields of six and seven after scratches. The track was a harrowed “good” throughout Friday’s card, and early speed took a 0-for-8 collar, as the only front-running winner was Party Now in the day’s only turf race to stay on a yielding course. Read More...

Hammersly: Del Mar pick three for Sunday, Nov. 16

DRF | 1 week ago
Some small fields early in the card dampen enthusiasm some for a pick three shot, as do two races late on the card full of firsters (races 7, 9). In between, however, races 4-6 have decent-sized fields and some form on which to base a wager, so we’ll take a look there. Read More...

Breeders Crown: JK She’salady still perfect after elimination win

DRF | 2 weeks ago
JK She'salady, Heart Major, Color's A Virgin, Gallie Bythe Beach, Mission Brief, and Wild Honey were all victorious in their Breeders Crown eliminations at the Meadowlands on Friday night. Read More...

Bernier: Del Mar pick three play for Saturday, Nov. 15

DRF | 2 weeks ago
Let’s take a look at the late pick three from Del Mar on Saturday. Read More...

Keeneland November: Record weanling, median highlight sale

DRF | 2 weeks ago
The 2014 edition of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale continued the auction’s upward trend, highlighted by a record-tying median and a weanling whose price established a North American record. Read More...

Lady Eli breakout performer for sire Divine Park

DRF | 2 weeks ago
The fallout from the Breeders’ Cup Classic may have clouded the Horse of the Year picture, but on the undercard, other divisional rankings became much clearer. In the juvenile filly division, the performance of unbeaten Lady Eli in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf could produce an anomaly compared with most years since the Eclipse Awards for both champion juvenile categories are normally granted to dirt horses. Read More...

Lochte among Tropical Turf nominees

DRF | 2 weeks ago
Nominations have been released for the only two graded stakes of the inaugural Gulfstream Park West meeting, the Grade 3 Tropical Turf and its filly counterpart, the My Charmer Handicap, both to be decided on grass here next Saturday. Read More...

Singanothersong heats up in cool weather

DRF | 2 weeks ago
Temperatures are supposed to plunge into the low 50s around the Miami area early next week, and the cooler weather cannot get here soon enough for trainer Ron Pellegrini, whose Singanothersong seems to blossom every year around this time. Read More...

Sparkman: Sire after ‘Elusive’ honor

DRF | 2 weeks ago
For a horse who led the American sire list in 2004, ranked fifth in 2008, and has sired 116 stakes winners, Elusive Quality gets relatively little respect from the commercial market. His 34 yearlings sold this year have averaged $84,056, and stallion stations have hardly been clamoring to stand his sons at stud. The latter may be about to change, since Hootenanny’s victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf catapulted Elusive Quality’s son, Quality Road, to the top of the American freshman sire list. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, Elusive Quality’s son Evasive ranks a surprising second on the French freshman sire list. Read More...