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Yonkers: Horses to watch from June 16 – June 20

DRF | 2 days ago
Horses to watch from Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from June 17 – June 20

DRF | 2 days ago
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

Meadowlands: Friday 6/23 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 6/23 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Mohawk: Friday 6/23 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Friday 6/23 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Beer: Belmont Park horses to watch for week of June 21

DRF | 2 days ago
Mike Beer's horses to watch at Belmont Park for the week of June 21. Read More...

TimeformUS Belmont Park Horses in Focus for Thursday, June 22, 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Thursday's card at Belmont Park. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 6/23 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 6/23 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Kentucky Derby Starters Reunite in Ohio Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Ohio Derby (G3) will feature four contenders who started in last month's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), with Brad Grady's multiple grade 2 winner Girvin installed as the 2-1 morning-line choice in the nine-horse lineup. Read More...

International Sire Elusive Quality Pensioned

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Darley's 24-year-old son of Gone West retired with 126 black-type stakes winners Read More...

Elusive Quality pensioned at age 24

DRF | 2 days ago
Classic sire and former world record-holder Elusive Quality has been pensioned from stallion duty. The 24-year-old stallion will live out his retirement at Darley’s American base at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky. Read More...

Finley’sluckycharm Highweight for Chicago Handicap

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Carl Moore Management's female sprinter Finley'sluckycharm will attempt to remain unbeaten at Churchill Downs when she concedes between 6-10 pounds to 12 rivals in the June 24 running of the Chicago Handicap (G3) for fillies and mares. Read More...

Term of Art returns in Affirmed Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Two of Doug O'Neill's 3-year-olds are essentially starting the season over when they begin their summer campaigns on Saturday. Irap is entered for the Grade 2 Ohio Derby at Thistledown, while Term of Art is scheduled to run in the Grade 3 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita. Read More...

Oak Brook has a couple of options for next start

DRF | 2 days ago
Oak Brook came out of his 17-1 upset win Saturday in the Black Tie Affair Handicap in good shape, trainer Brian Williamson said, and will make his next start either in the Arlington Handicap on July 8 or the Warrior Veteran's Stakes at Indiana Grand on July 15. Read More...

XBTV Aftercare Film Festival launches July 1

DRF | 2 days ago
The XBTV Aftercare Film Festival will launch July 1 as part of an ongoing industry effort to highlight the importance of aftercare in the Thoroughbred racing ecosystem. Read More...

Kasaqui targeting Arlington Handicap repeat

DRF | 2 days ago
Kasaqui, a sharp winner of the Grade 2 Wise Dan Stakes on Saturday night at Churchill Downs, is likely to make his next start July 8 at Arlington in the Arlington Handicap. Read More...

Hinton gets his shot in Ohio Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
Hinton is a Kentucky-bred, but the Ohio Derby has long been on the radar for a colt who runs for one of the Buckeye State's prominent programs. Read More...

Hovdey: Mott’s Royal Ascot tack includes top hat and tails

DRF | 2 days ago
Bill Mott, of the Mobridge, S.D., Motts, has descended upon Royal Ascot in an attempt to win Saturday's Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes with the well-traveled Long On Value, owned by the Wachtel Stable and George Kerr. Read More...

Rancho Bernardo probably next for Bendable

DRF | 2 days ago
Bendable, who won her first start of 2017 in the $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday, is unlikely to start until the Del Mar summer season. Read More...

Highland Reel stalks, pounces in Prince of Wales’s

DRF | 2 days ago
A patient Highland Reel proved too tough against a top-class field in Wednesday's Group 1 Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot, providing trainer Aidan O'Brien with his 300th career group or graded stakes win in a flat or jump race. Read More...

Highland Reel Refuses to Yield at Royal Ascot

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Highland Reel (IRE) simply refused to be beaten in the £750,000 ($945,000) Prince of Wales's Stakes (G1) June 21, the feature of the second day of Royal Ascot and richest race of the meeting. Read More...

Springboard Mile purse boosted to $400,000

DRF | 2 days ago
Remington Park in Oklahoma City has boosted the purse of the Springboard Mile for 2-year-olds to $400,000, the track announced Tuesday. The race will be run Dec. 17. It is the co-richest offering of the meet that opens Aug. 25. The Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby at 1 1/8 miles is set for Sept. 24. Last year, the Springboard Mile was worth $300,000. Read More...

Texas Chrome targets Cornhusker Handicap

DRF | 2 days ago
Texas Chrome, who will be honored as the 2016 Texas-bred of the Year during the Texas Thoroughbred Association’s annual banquet Saturday night at Lone Star, is now based at Prairie Meadows. The horse last raced at Churchill Downs, finishing second in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster. Read More...

Ivan Fallunovalot easing back into job

DRF | 2 days ago
Ivan Fallunovalot is back in training. The stakes-winning sprinter was on the track for the first time since April on Tuesday at Lone Star Park, according to trainer Tom Howard. Read More...

Keeneland Announces $5.325 Million Stakes Schedule

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Keeneland’s 2017 Fall Meet, which covers 17 days from Oct. 6-28, will present six Grade 1 races among 17 graded stakes worth $5.325 million. Read More...

Mizzen Max makes first start for Nevin

DRF | 2 days ago
The highest-level races on the Friday card at Belmont Park are a pair of wide-open first-level allowance sprints slotted as races 6 and 8. And a handful of promising runners are scattered among the day's three maiden races. Read More...

Tall order for Americans at Royal Ascot

DRF | 2 days ago
The American-trained runners Bound for Nowhere and La Coronel face brutal challenges in Group 1 races at Royal Ascot on Friday. Read More...

Keeneland fall stakes schedule largely unchanged

DRF | 2 days ago
Officials at Keeneland Racecourse aren’t about to fix what isn’t broke. The 17-race stakes schedule for the fall meet in October at the Lexington, Ky., track was released Wednesday with virtually no change from the status quo. Read More...

Kentucky Downs Approved to Add Jockey Wager

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Kentucky Downs will offer wagers this year based on how jockeys perform in the final seven races on the card and that betting will benefit injured riders. Read More...

Jockey Club Gold Cup purse trimmed, Cigar Mile boosted

DRF | 2 days ago
The Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park had its purse cut by $250,000 while the Cigar Mile at Aqueduct had its purse increased by the same amount as the New York Racing Association announced the stakes schedules for the Belmont and Aqueduct fall meets on Wednesday. Read More...

Solid Friday card at Monmouth

DRF | 2 days ago
Monmouth Park has put together an interesting card Friday which features a high-level optional-claiming race and a second-level optional claimer for New Jersey-breds. The program concludes with a 2-year-old maiden sprint. Read More...

Shimmering Aspen runs herself into Victory Ride

DRF | 2 days ago
Shimmering Aspen's romping win in the $75,000 Alma North Stakes at Laurel Park on Saturday has earned her a trip to Belmont Park and the Grade 3 Victory Ride Stakes on July 9. Read More...

Florida Derby runner-up Majesto makes 4-year-old debut

DRF | 2 days ago
There are three allowance races on Friday's program, the first of which features the return of Majesto, who finished second to Nyquist in the 2016 Florida Derby. Read More...

Stiff work has Curlin’s Approval set for Princess Rooney

DRF | 2 days ago
If her work here Tuesday morning is any indication, Curlin's Approval is ready to bounce back in a big way when she returns home for the Grade 2 Princess Rooney on Summit of Speed Day here July 1. Read More...

Wednesday TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Bellamy Way can rebound on the drop in class

DRF | 2 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Wednesday at Belmont Park. Read More...

Party Pooper can rebound with better trip in claiming sprint

DRF | 2 days ago
Contention runs deep in a $25,000 claiming race for 3-year-olds and up that will serve as Friday's feature at Emerald Downs. The six-furlong dash drew six horses, and a case could be made for or against most of them. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from June 13 – June 15

DRF | 2 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report. Read More...

Mohawk: Thursday 6/22 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 6/22 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Heavyweights Set to Clash in Commonwealth Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Royal Ascot heavyweights are poised to square off in the first of two group 1 events on the second-last day of Royal Ascot. Read More...

Divisidero targets Arlington Million

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Buff Bradley said Divisidero is being pointed to the Aug. 12 Arlington Million after exiting his last start in excellent fashion. Read More...

Doyle skips trip to Europe to focus on Ellis Park meet

DRF | 2 days ago
Sophie Doyle could have been on a whirlwind trip to Europe, but duty called. Doyle, perhaps as much as anyone on this side of the pond, is taking a fervent interest in this week's Royal Ascot meet. Her younger brother, James, has become a world-class jockey who won the Group 1 St. James’s Palace on Tuesday aboard Barney Roy for Godolphin. Read More...

Singing Bullet resumes promising career

DRF | 2 days ago
Singing Bullet is linked to some big names in racing. Now he's looking to make one for himself as the likely favorite in the lone allowance on a nine-race Friday card. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Going Up

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Arthur Hancock saw all the right signs for Ascend Read More...

Hot apprentice Roman, promising juvenile Fracas team up

DRF | 2 days ago
Evin Roman, a 19-year-old from Puerto Rico who rode his first race at Santa Anita in February, suddenly is the meet's hottest jockey. He has 10 mounts Friday, including on the fast first-time starter Fracas in race 6. Read More...

Toriaezu Nama tests turf for first time

DRF | 2 days ago
After winning a key race on the Tapeta May 22, Toriaezu Nama will experiment on the grass Friday at Woodbine in a non-winners-of-three combo sprint for Ontario-sired allowance horses and $40,000 claimers. Read More...

Heat Leads Oak Tree to Cancel Pleasanton Meet Opener

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The record-setting heat wave in California has led the Oak Tree Racing Association to cancel the June 22 opening day of the Pleasanton meet. Read More...

Record heat prompts Pleasanton to cancel Thursday card

DRF | 2 days ago
Thursday’s opening day of racing at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet at the Alameda County Fair has been canceled because of the record heat wave that has hit the area. Read More...

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending June 18, 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
Each week, TimeformUS Chief Figure Maker Craig Milkowski takes a look back at the weekend’s graded stakes and releases the TimeformUS Speed Figures for these races. Read More...

View From The Eighth Pole: Blame State, Not Brunetti, For Mockery Of The Sport At Hialeah

I visited Hialeah Park for the first time nearly 30 years ago, on Dec. 26, 1987. Though I'd been cautioned that the grande dame of South Florida racing was not what she once was – that the war track... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Nerud’s Influence on the Breed Continues to Grow

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Here we are once again following yet another John Nerud coup. He is now responsible this year alone for Arrogate, Always Dreaming, Tapwrit, Gun Runner, Classic Empire, and after today, Lady Aurelia. Read More...

Plainfield brings versatility to Hoosier Breeders Sophomore

DRF | 3 days ago
Plainfield was bet down to 3-2 in an Indiana-bred maiden sprint, and he made that price look like an absolute bargain when he buried his rivals by more than 18 lengths in a race run over just 5 1/2 furlongs. Plainfield was far less dominant stretching out to two turns in a first-level allowance race, but he won that, too, and now he looks like a key contender Wednesday in the Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes. Read More...