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Northfield: Wednesday 3/25 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 7 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 3/25 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 3/24 Analysis

DRF | 7 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Tuesday 3/24 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Bagg O’Day might get pace in Wednesday feature

DRF | 7 days ago
Bagg O’Day might get a decent pace to track Wednesday in the featured eighth race, an optional $40,000 claimer that has second-level allowance conditions. It is for 3-year-olds and up over six furlongs. Bagg O’Day was second at the level March 7 at Oaklawn. Read More...

Untapable, Tapiture work for Asmussen

DRF | 7 days ago
The champion Untapable led a trio of important workers Monday for Steve Asmussen, who enters Wednesday’s card at Oaklawn Park just five victories shy of 7,000 career Thoroughbred training wins in North America. Read More...

Harness: Melady’s Monet to pass on Elitlopp

DRF | 7 days ago
Melady’s Monet, who has won five of seven starts this year at the Meadowlands, was under consideration for an invitation to May’s Elitloppet in Sweden, but trainer Kevin McDermott on Monday informed race organizers that the 6-year-old trotter would not be sent overseas. Read More...

Toronado to shuttle to Australia

DRF | 7 days ago
Multiple Group 1 winner Toronado will shuttle to Swettenham Stud in Victoria, Australia, for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season. Read More...

Three riders injured in spill

DRF | 7 days ago
Three jockeys were taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital on Saturday after being involved in a spill during the fifth race. Read More...

Female syndicate gets first win

DRF | 7 days ago
Fortunately for the track photographer, just a portion of the 32-woman syndicate that is Fast Women LLC was on hand when its Minimambo won Saturday’s fifth race, otherwise the picture in the winner’s circle would have needed a Panavision lens. Read More...

Boyce stays warm on, off track this winter

DRF | 7 days ago
After braving Chicago winters for most of her 20 years as a trainer, Michele Boyce decided to head south to Tampa Bay Downs this year. Her decision was a big plus for horseplayers as the Boyce stable has been one of the bright new additions to the racing scene here. Read More...

Stefochop returns off key race

DRF | 7 days ago
The victory by Dubai Sky in Saturday’s Grade 3 Spiral Stakes certainly gives trainers Dale Romans and Rick Violette reason to be encouraged about their chances in Wednesday’s $48,000 first-level allowance turf feature at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Mary Rampellini’s top 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park on March 23

DRF | 7 days ago
Champion AMERICAN PHAROAH continues to lead the local 3-year-old division off his 6 1/4-length win in the Grade 2, $750,000 Rebel Stakes this month. He invaded from Southern California and could return for the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on April 11. Read More...

The Big Beast arrives for Carter Handicap

DRF | 7 days ago
The Big Beast, the winner of the Grade 1 King’s Bishop last summer at Saratoga, arrived at Aqueduct on Sunday from Oaklawn Park to train up to the Grade 1, $400,000 Carter Handicap on April 4. Read More...

Bergman: Finally, back to the racing

DRF | 7 days ago
The sight of five divisions of aged pacers going around the half-mile track at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night was a breath of fresh air both literally and figuratively. The range of rancor across the social and otherwise uncivilized media in recent weeks diverted attention from the sport. Finally, with actual horses racing in five events with no coupled entries, a modest change appears to have made a major difference. Read More...

Mr. Jordan vs. Competitive Edge in Tamarac Stakes

DRF | 7 days ago
Mr. Jordan and Competitive Edge were two of the fastest 2-year-olds in the country last season, both undefeated and relatively untested before being sidelined with injuries. But something will have to give when they launch their 3-year-old campaigns in Friday’s $60,000 Tamarac, an overnight stakes carded at seven furlongs. Read More...

Ami’s Flatter works, eyes Florida Derby

DRF | 7 days ago
Trainer Josie Carroll did not confirm Ami’s Flatter as a definite starter in Saturday’s $1 million Florida Derby, but she certainly was leaning in that direction after the Tampa Bay Derby runner-up breezed a half-mile in 49 seconds at Palm Meadows on Monday. Read More...

Road to the Derby analysis: Sunland Derby

DRF | 7 days ago
This was the last of the group of Kentucky Derby preps worth 85 points overall (50 to the winner), and it showcased the depth and strength of the Southern California-based 3-year-olds, for FIRING LINE made a mockery of this race after escaping the literal and figurative shadow of the hulking Dortmund. Read More...

SirePowered Results: Flatter

DRF | 7 days ago
Just days after the death of legendary trainer Allen Jerkens, Classic Point scored an emotional victory in taking the Grade 2 Inside Information Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Allen Jerkens had trained Classic Point for owner-breeder Joseph Shields Jr. until summer 2014, when she was turned over to Jerkens’s son and fellow trainer, Jimmy Jerkens. Read More...

Litfin: Aqueduct horses to watch for week of March 23

DRF | 7 days ago
Dave Litfin's horses to watch at Aqueduct for the week of March 23. Read More...

Trip Notes for March 21-22: Spiral, Royal Delta, Sunland Derby and more…

DRF | 1 week ago
Trip Notes for March 21-22: Spiral, Royal Delta, Sunland Derby and more by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

Positive ROI Report for Monday, March 23

DRF | 1 week ago
Download positive ROI trainer statistics for Monday's cards at Mountaineer Park, Mahoning Valley Racecourse, Parx Racing, Sunland Park, Turf Paradise, and Will Rogers Downs. The report features top trainer angles, top trainer/jockey combinations, and profitable betting angles based on a trainer's record in similar situations. Read More...

Firing Line cruises to dominant Sunland Derby victory

DRF | 1 week ago
The strength and depth of California’s Kentucky Derby prospects looks even better when those horses ship out of town, and Firing Line certainly did his part to gloss that image Sunday with a runaway 14 1/4-length victory in the Grade 3, $800,000 Sunland Derby here at Sunland Park. Read More...

Unfettered heads 1-2 finish for Dominquez in Thomas Memorial

DRF | 1 week ago
Horses trained by Henry Dominguez locked up the exacta in the $100,000 Bill Thomas Memorial at Sunland Park on Sunday, when Unfettered beat the late-running Isn’t He Clever to the wire by 2 1/4 lengths. Read More...

Callback’s DQ gives Sunland Oaks win to stablemate Maybellene

DRF | 1 week ago
Trainer Bob Baffert won the $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks on Sunday for the fifth straight time, and seventh overall, but described his victory with Maybellene, via disqualification of his other filly, favored Callback, as “just an awkward, awkward situation.” Read More...

Wild in the Saddle wins first stakes in Dream of Summer

DRF | 1 week ago
Wild in the Saddle, the former $5,000 claimer, won her first stakes in her 34th career start in Sunday’s $98,000 Dream of Summer Stakes for California-bred fillies and mares at Santa Anita. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Mar. 16 – Mar 18

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

Monticello: Horses to watch from Mar. 18 – Mar. 19

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

Yonkers: Monday 3/23 Analysis

DRF | 1 week ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 3/23 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Monday 3/23 Analysis

DRF | 1 week ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 3/23 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Zenyatta foal Cozmic One could make debut in April

DRF | 1 week ago
Cozmic One, the first foal out of the 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, could make his career debut in April, trainer John Shirreffs said Sunday. Read More...

Rutile sparks memories of Giacomo in debut maiden win

DRF | 1 week ago
Rutile sparked decade-old memories of her older half-brother, Giacomo, when the 4-year-old filly won a maiden race in her career debut Saturday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Ashleyluvssugar impresses connections with patience

DRF | 1 week ago
Ashleyluvssugar won his graded stakes debut in Saturday’s $200,750 San Luis Rey Stakes at 1 1/2 miles on turf at Santa Anita. The fact that the 4-year-old gelding won a Grade 2 and did so in a turf marathon is a point of amazement for trainer Peter Eurton. Read More...

Prominent owner-breeder Don McNeill dies at 63

DRF | 1 week ago
Don McNeill, a prominent breeder and owner from Edmond, Okla., died Saturday morning in California. He was 63. Read More...

Turco Bravo scores longshot victory in Stymie

DRF | 1 week ago
After watching Turco Bravo run a decent third in a stakes race at Gulfstream Park West last October, trainer Gary Contessa convinced an ownership group to purchase him privately. Read More...

Key Race Report for Monday, March 23

DRF | 1 week ago
Download a list of horses exiting races where two or more of the competitors have come back to win their next starts. Monday's report features races from Mountaineer Park, Mahoning Valley Racecourse, Parx Racing, Sunland Park, Turf Paradise, and Will Rogers Downs. Read More...

Dubai Sky nominated to Triple Crown series after Spiral triumph

DRF | 1 week ago
Trainer Bill Mott was in New York on Sunday morning and will be on his way to Dubai on Monday. But he may now have a reason to put Kentucky on his itinerary for the first Saturday in May. Read More...

El Kabeir sharpens for Wood Memorial

DRF | 1 week ago
As the New York winter struggles to evolve into spring, this circuit’s heartiest 3-year-old soul, El Kabeir, continues to thrive, working five furlongs in 59.97 seconds Sunday morning over the Belmont Park training track. Read More...

Road to the Derby analysis: Spiral Stakes

DRF | 1 week ago
DUBAI SKY won his fourth straight race and transferred his good turf form to Polytrack with this victory, which gave him enough points be assured of a starting spot in the Kentucky Derby on May 2. Although he was not an original nominee to the Triple Crown for $600 earlier this year, his connections had until 48 hours after the Spiral to put up $6,000 to make him eligible at the second deadline, and 24 hours before the deadline, it was announced – to no one’s surprise – that he would be nominated. Read More...

Positive ROI Report for Sunday, March 22

DRF | 1 week ago
Download positive ROI trainer statistics for Sunday's cards at Aqueduct, Fair Grounds, Fonner Park, Golden Gate, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Laurel Park, Los Alamitos, Mountaineer Park, Oaklawn Park, Parx Racing, Rillito, Santa Anita, Sunland Park, Tampa Bay Downs, Turfway Park, and Turf Paradise. The report features top trainer angles, top trainer/jockey combinations, and profitable betting angles based on a trainer's record in similar situations. Read More...

King: How I’d play Gulfstream on Sunday, March 22

DRF | 1 week ago
Sunday’s card at Gulfstream has a couple value plays that have this horseplayer intrigued. Read More...

Key Race Report for Sunday, March 22

DRF | 1 week ago
Download a list of horses exiting races where two or more of the competitors have come back to win their next starts. Sunday's report features races from Aqueduct, Fair Grounds, Fonner Park, Golden Gate, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Laurel Park, Los Alamitos, Mountaineer Park, Oaklawn Park, Parx Racing, Rillito, Santa Anita, Sunland Park, Tampa Bay Downs, Turfway Park, and Turf Paradise. Read More...

Yonkers: Older pacers put on a show in opening round of Levy series

DRF | 1 week ago
P H Supercam made his return to the Levy series a winning one, taking advantage of the pole position and a pocket-trip to vault past a stubborn Foiled Again and score in 1:53 flat at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night. Polak A, Warrawee Needy, Michaels Power and Beach Memories took the other four divisions. Read More...

Dubai Sky handles surface switch to win Spiral Stakes

DRF | 1 week ago
Continuing a recent trend of Florida invaders dominating the Spiral Stakes, Dubai Sky transferred his top grass form from Gulfstream Park to synthetic to take Saturday’s Grade 3, $535,750 Spiral at Turfway Park over the track’s Polytrack strip. Read More...

Ashleyluvssugar handles class rise in San Luis Rey

DRF | 1 week ago
Ashleyluvssugar won his first stakes in Saturday’s $200,750 San Luis Rey Stakes at Santa Anita, the gelding’s first start at 1 1/2 miles and in a graded stakes. Read More...

OBS spring juvenile sale catalog now online

DRF | 1 week ago
The catalog for the 2015 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. spring 2-year-olds in training sale is now available online, featuring a roster of 1,203 entries. Read More...

Don’t Leave Me returns to capture Bourbonette Oaks

DRF | 1 week ago
In a field full of out-of-state invaders, it was Don’t Leave Me, who campaigned in Canada last year, up late on the outside to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Bourbonette Oaks over the favored Sweet Success on Saturday at Turfway Park. Read More...

Subtle Indian stays unbeaten by taking Gazebo

DRF | 1 week ago
Subtle Indian remained undefeated in three starts on Saturday, when he held off a charging Bayerd by a half-length to capture the $100,000 Gazebo at Oaklawn Park. It was another 1 3/4 lengths back in third to Hebbronville. Read More...

Piquant rolls to victory in Peeping Tom Stakes

DRF | 1 week ago
Owner Brian Novak and trainer Richard Stoklosa claimed Piquant for $32,000 the day after nominations closed for Saturday’s inaugural New York Claiming Championships. Much to their delight, the previous connections had nominated the 7-year-old gelding to the $70,000 Peeping Tom Stakes. Read More...

Sheer Drama turns tables on House Rules in Royal Delta

DRF | 1 week ago
Sheer Drama avenged her unlucky and somewhat controversial setback at the hands of House Rules in the Rampart Stakes a month ago and did so with a flourish, registering a convincing 6 1/2-length victory over the 4-5 favorite in Saturday’s $200,000, Grade 2 Royal Delta Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Days Ride prevails in thrilling photo to win Stud Muffin

DRF | 1 week ago
Of the eight horses trainer Gustavo Rodriguez ran on Saturday’s inaugural New York Claiming Championships program at Aqueduct, none was sent off a bigger price than Days Ride. Read More...

Papacoolpapacool blooms on grass in Pasadena

DRF | 1 week ago
After finishing fifth in the Grade 3 Sham Stakes on dirt in January, Papacoolpapacool won his first stakes, and second consecutive start, in Saturday’s $80,500 Pasadena Stakes for 3-year-olds at a mile on turf at Santa Anita. Read More...