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Red Rocks to Calumet for 2015

DRF | 1 week ago
Red Rocks, winner of the 2006 Breeders' Cup Turf, will return to America to continue his stud career at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Ky. Read More...

Far Right hopes for better trip in Jackpot

DRF | 1 week ago
Far Right could be a sleeper in the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot next Saturday. He will come into the 1 1/16-mile race off a troubled third-place finish in the Street Sense Stakes at Churchill Downs. Conquest Tsunami won that race and likely will vie for favoritism in the Jackpot, which will anchor a card of eight stakes worth $2.3 million in total. Read More...

Luzzi undergoes more surgery

DRF | 1 week ago
Jockey Mike Luzzi, who was injured in a paddock accident Nov. 2 at Aqueduct, underwent a second surgery Wednesday to repair his fractured pelvis. Read More...

Blofeld to skip Remsen

DRF | 1 week ago
While trainer Todd Pletcher has not finalized his lineup for the six stakes scheduled here for Thanksgiving weekend, one horse certain not to participate in the Grade 2 Remsen is Blofeld. Read More...

Hovdey: Memories of Hunt’s greatest horses

DRF | 1 week ago
Nelson Bunker Hunt's runners were more than memorable stakes horses. They were key players in many of the most memorable races of the era. Here are a few who stick out. Read More...

Expectations high for Liam’s Map

DRF | 1 week ago
Following his 9 1/2-length maiden win Sept. 26 at Belmont, Liam’s Map seemed a logical contender for the Grade 3 Discovery at Aqueduct on Nov. 1. Read More...

Palace may run once more in 2014

DRF | 1 week ago
Palace, a multiple Grade 1-winning sprinter in 2014 who finished sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, may not be done for the year. Trainer Linda Rice said Friday she would work Palace over the weekend to determine whether or not to point him toward either the Grade 3 Fall Highweight Handicap on Thanksgiving Day at Aqueduct or perhaps the Grade 1 Cigar Mile two days later. Read More...

California Chrome, Lexie Lou could meet on grass

DRF | 1 week ago
The biggest race in the United States is the Kentucky Derby. The biggest race in Canada is the Queen’s Plate. So, if the winners of those two races met at Del Mar, that certainly would make it the biggest race this track has had in a long time. Read More...

Demonica excelling on turf

DRF | 1 week ago
Demonica was highly regarded when she first came to trainer John Sadler’s barn last year at age 2, but in her first four starts on dirt and Polytrack, she finished in the money just once. Read More...

Rodriguez seeks juvenile stakes double in Key Cents, Notebook

DRF | 1 week ago
Trainer Rudy Rodriguez has a chance at a big Sunday at Aqueduct with runners in five races, including top contenders in both $100,000 sprint stakes races for New York-bred 2-year-olds. Read More...

Daily Racing Form expands DRF Breeding, launches new SirePowered Results tool

DRF | 1 week ago
Daily Racing Form is pleased to announce the launch of its DRF Breeding SirePowered Results interface, the first interactive sire tool to help breeders and owners sort results on demand. Read More...

Nasa looks formidable in Chris Elser Memorial

DRF | 1 week ago
The co-features at Parx Racing on Sunday are a pair of South Carolina residency stakes for 2-year-olds. Read More...

Few willing to challenge Light the City in Desi Arnaz

DRF | 1 week ago
On Sunday at Del Mar, Light the City goes for her third win when she stretches out to seven furlongs in the $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes for 2-year-old fillies Read More...

Durkin honored with Big Sport of Turfdom award

DRF | 1 week ago
Tom Durkin received another retirement gift Friday. Durkin, who retired from race-calling earlier this year after 43 years in the business, was voted the recipient of this year’s Big Sport of Turfdom award by the Turf Publicists of America. The annual honor is bestowed upon those who enhance coverage of Thoroughbred racing through cooperation with media and Thoroughbred racing publicists. Read More...

Palace Malice to return in 2015

DRF | 1 week ago
The on-again-off-again saga that has been the career of Palace Malice for the last two months is officially on again. Co-owners Dogwood Stable and Three Chimneys Farm announced Friday that the multiple Grade 1 winner has passed a veterinary examination and will return to the races in 2015. Read More...

Bim Bam brings back class to turf mile

DRF | 1 week ago
Bim Bam is one of seven older horses (including one main-track-only designee) entered in the nominal Sunday feature at Churchill, a $49,000 classified allowance scheduled for a mile on turf. Read More...

Hillaby should be forwardly placed in Bessarabian

DRF | 1 week ago
Hillaby will look to capture her first graded stakes when she takes on a strong field of 11 other fillies and mares in Sunday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Bessarabian Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Hammersly: Pick four play for Aqueduct on Saturday, Nov. 15

DRF | 1 week ago
The linchpin for this wager lies in race 7, the featured Red Smith, in which the likely favorite BIG BLUE KITTEN appears a solid single, giving you a chance to spread in the other three legs to find your price. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from Nov. 8 – Nov. 12

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Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

Hammersly: How I’d play Del Mar on Saturday, Nov. 15

DRF | 1 week ago
The difficult aspect to this card is there doesn’t appear to be a linchpin to serve as a foundation for your multi-race wagers. So it may be a case of taking the day as it comes and taking what the card gives you early, which can help bankroll your plays later on the card. Read More...

Delaware commission upholds suspension of Cartagena

DRF | 1 week ago
The Delaware Racing Commission on Thursday upheld a ruling by state stewards to suspend trainer Julio Cartagena for two years for a Class 1 drug positive, with the suspension likely to start after the first of the year, according to the commission’s top official. Read More...

Yonkers: Sunday 11/16 Analysis

DRF | 1 week ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Sunday 11/16 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, November 15th by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore

DRF | 1 week ago
BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, November 15th by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore. Read More...

Marks: Harrisburg Sale report card

DRF | 1 week ago
Overall the Standardbred Horse Sale at Harrisburg was strong, especially the mixed portion where the great Maven was acquired by Herb Liverman for $750,000. The yearling session was pretty much as expected with many high spots, the foremost going to a Muscle Hill colt named Brooklyn Hill from the Conway Hall mare Brooklyn, who attracted a sales topper bid of $390,000 Read More...

Keeneland November: Tenth session rolls on with even returns

DRF | 1 week ago
The sixth and final book of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale kicked off Thursday with figures comparable with last year’s corresponding session. Read More...

Meadowlands: He’s Watching looks to get back on track in Breeders Crown

DRF | 1 week ago
He’s Watching returns Saturday to the site of his biggest win, the Meadowlands Racetrack, and trainer Dave Menary is hopeful it will spark a return to winning form. Read More...

Prime Engine hits the major leagues

DRF | 1 week ago
After romping to a pair of victories in Washington, Prime Engine has hit the road to Southern California, where on Saturday at Del Mar he will seek to remain unbeaten in the Grade 3, $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes for 2-year-olds. Read More...

Gio Ponti to stand for $15,000 in 2015

DRF | 1 week ago
Castleton Lyons in Lexington, Ky., has released the advertised fees for its two-horse stallion roster. Leading the duo is three-time Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti, whose fee will remain unchanged at $15,000. Read More...

Coalport formidable against statebred foes in Buck’s Boy

DRF | 1 week ago
The last time Coalport raced in Chicago, he was trained by Wayne Catalano. Coalport’s owners and breeders, Ken and Sarah Ramsey, subsequently moved horses stabled with Catalano to other trainers, and Coalport now is trained by Mike Maker. Different trainer, same horse, and Coalport, who never has lost an Illinois-bred grass race, will be a formidable favorite Saturday in the $75,000 Buck’s Boy Handicap at Hawthorne. Read More...

Graded stakes next for Princess Violet

DRF | 1 week ago
Princess Violet, the dominant winner of the Empire Distaff Stakes on Oct. 18, worked a sharp five furlongs in 1:01.54 on Thursday over the Belmont Park training track. What she is working toward is still to be determined. Read More...

Alvarado injured, will miss two to four weeks

DRF | 1 week ago
Jockey Junior Alvarado will be out two to four weeks after suffering a hairline fracture of the T-6 vertebra, just below his shoulder blade, in a spill following Wednesday’s fifth race at Aqueduct. Read More...

Big Blue Kitten back on game for Red Smith

DRF | 1 week ago
A multiple Grade 1 stakes winner in 2013, Big Blue Kitten will attempt to win his first graded stakes of 2014 in Saturday’s Grade 3, $250,000 Red Smith Handicap at Aqueduct, the last scheduled turf stakes of the year on this circuit. Read More...

Meadowlands: Saturday 11/15 Analysis

DRF | 1 week ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Saturday 11/15 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Little Daddy back quickly for Noe

DRF | 1 week ago
The $90,000 Kenny Noe Jr. Stakes did not have sufficient entries to fill on Saturday but was carried over and will be run Sunday with a field of seven older horses set to go six furlongs on the main track. Owner-trainer Carlo Vaccarezza helped make the race by supplementing Little Daddy. Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 11/15 Analysis

DRF | 1 week ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Saturday 11/15 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Weekend Warrior for Nov. 15: Picks for Mrs. Revere, De Francis Dash, James Lewis – 1415909167

DRF | 1 week ago
With the group so talented and appearing so evenly matched in the Mrs. Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs, searching for a price seems paramount. And for this horseplayer, that price horse is 10-1 outsider Sparkling Review. Read More...

Weekend Warrior for Nov. 15: Picks for Mrs. Revere, De Francis Dash, James Lewis

DRF | 1 week ago
With the group so talented and appearing so evenly matched in the Mrs. Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs, searching for a price seems paramount. And for this horseplayer, that price horse is 10-1 outsider Sparkling Review. Read More...

Lethal Strike makes stakes debut in Texas Classic Futurity

DRF | 1 week ago
Sleepy Gilbreath knows how to bring out the best in a talented Quarter Horse as the man who has trained a host of champions, from Refrigerator to Ochoa. He appears to have another quality runner on his hands in Lethal Strike, who will make his stakes debut Saturday night at Lone Star Park in the Grade 1, $860,519 Texas Classic Futurity. Read More...

Balmoral: Saturday 11/15 Analysis

DRF | 1 week ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Saturday 11/15 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 11/15 analysis

DRF | 1 week ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Saturday 11/15 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Emerald Downs sold to Muckleshoot Tribe

DRF | 1 week ago
Emerald Downs has been sold to the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Emerald officials announced Thursday. While no terms were revealed, the Muckleshoots will assume full ownership and operational control from Northwest Racing Associates, which has operated the suburban Seattle track since its opening in 1996. Read More...

Hovdey: De Francis Dash, once a Grade 1, one of few late-season prizes

DRF | 1 week ago
Anyone who thought this year’s quality racing with any kind of national impact ended the afternoon of Nov. 1 had their world rocked Wednesday with the announcement that California Chrome would be running in the Hollywood Derby at Del Mar on Nov. 29, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Read More...

General a Rod revving up for return

DRF | 1 week ago
General a Rod was one of the stars of the 2013-14 Gulfstream Park championship meeting, and he will be back again this winter, trainer Mike Maker said Thursday. Read More...

Promise Me Silver tries to fire fresh in Darby’s Daughter

DRF | 1 week ago
Promise Me Silver is arguably the best 2-year-old filly to emerge from the Texas breeding program this season with a résumé that includes a win in the Debutante at Churchill Downs. She will be making her first start since that June race on Saturday night at Retama Park, in the $75,000 Darby’s Daughter division of the Texas Stallion Stakes. Read More...

Rock Shandy eyes Cecil B. DeMille Stakes

DRF | 1 week ago
Rock Shandy won on opening day at Del Mar, and could try to bookend the meet with a win on closing day. After defeating maidens last week in his first try around two turns, he could come back in the Grade 3, $150,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes for 2-year-olds on Nov. 30, according to trainer Peter Miller. Read More...

Dutchess Views Farm to stand Big Brown in 2015

DRF | 1 week ago
Dual classic winner and champion Big Brown will stand his first New York season at Dutchess Views Farm in Pine Plains, N.Y., for an advertised fee of $8,500. Read More...

Gulfstream veterinarians to administer raceday Lasix

DRF | 1 week ago
Starting Nov. 19, veterinarians employed by Gulfstream Park will administer all raceday furosemide shots under a track policy designed to keep private veterinarians out of the stalls of horses on raceday, the track announced Thursday. Read More...

He’s Had Enough retired to Woodford Thoroughbreds

DRF | 1 week ago
He’s Had Enough, runner-up in the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, has been retired from racing and will make his stallion debut in 2015 at Woodford Thoroughbreds in Ocala, Fla., for an advertised fee of $5,000. Read More...

McCarthy’s juveniles looking good

DRF | 1 week ago
On Saturday at Del Mar, McCarthy has No Problem in the featured Grade 3, $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes, and two races earlier sends out the well-regarded filly Longstocking for her debut. Read More...

Neck ‘n Neck returns from long layoff in Small Stakes on De Francis Dash undercard

DRF | 1 week ago
The five $100,000 stakes on the De Francis Dash undercard Saturday at Laurel Park should keep everyone occupied until the main event comes along. Read More...