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Northfield: Monday 4/14 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 2 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Monday 4/14 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Monday 4/14 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Monday 4/14 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from April 7 – April 10

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

Santa Lucia Attracts Two-Time Champ Beholder

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Two-time Eclipse Award champion filly Beholder towers over six older fillies and mares in the Santa Lucia Stakes at 1 1/16 miles April 20, her first start since winning the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Sweet Swap Scoots to San Simeon Success

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Favored Sweet Swap became a graded stakes winner over his favored hillside turf course with a front-running tally in the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 13 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Sweet Swap hangs on in San Simeon

DRF | 2 days ago
Sweet Swap was allowed to set the pace in Sunday’s $101,000 San Simeon Stakes for turf sprinters at Santa Anita, an early advantage that proved to be the difference. Read More...

Kentucky Derby decision pending for Dance With Fate

DRF | 2 days ago
Dance With Fate, winner of the Blue Grass Stakes on Saturday at Keeneland, will return to California on Monday, and a decision as to whether he runs in the Kentucky Derby will be made by his owners, trainer Peter Eurton said Sunday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Kentucky Derby decision pending for Dance With Fate

DRF | 2 days ago
Dance With Fate, winner of the Blue Grass Stakes on Saturday at Keeneland, will return to California on Monday, and a decision as to whether he runs in the Kentucky Derby will be made by his owners, trainer Peter Eurton said Sunday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Sprint the target for Big Macher

DRF | 2 days ago
Getting Big Macher to the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita in November as inexpensively as possible has become a goal for owners Brendan Bakir and Tom Mansor and trainer Richard Baltas after the gelding’s win in Saturday’s $200,750 Potrero Grande Stakes. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Sprint the target for Big Macher

DRF | 2 days ago
Getting Big Macher to the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita in November as inexpensively as possible has become a goal for owners Brendan Bakir and Tom Mansor and trainer Richard Baltas after the gelding’s win in Saturday’s $200,750 Potrero Grande Stakes. Read More...

Stormy Lucy Soars to Santa Barbara Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Favored Stormy Lucy made her new connections look good when she came from off the pace to catch Miss Serendipity in the final strides to win the Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIIT) by a neck April 13 on the turf at Santa Anita. Read More...

Medaglia d’Oro Miss Remains Flawless

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 5:07 PM ET 8th at PIM (Pimlico)Alw. (42k)     Winner: Spunderful by Medaglia d'Oro Spunderful (Medaglia d'Oro) keeps her undefeated tag. Read More...

Stormy Lucy pays quick dividend in Santa Barbara

DRF | 2 days ago
When Stormy Lucy was bought privately by Steve Moger and his brother, trainer Ed Moger Jr., last month, the $150,750 Santa Barbara Handicap at Santa Anita on Sunday was an obvious next goal. The Santa Barbara provided the Mogers with a quick return on their investment. Read More...

Stormy Lucy pays quick dividend in Santa Barbara

DRF | 2 days ago
When Stormy Lucy was bought privately by Steve Moger and his brother, trainer Ed Moger Jr., last month, the $150,750 Santa Barbara Handicap at Santa Anita on Sunday was an obvious next goal. The Santa Barbara provided the Mogers with a quick return on their investment. Read More...

Ready to Act Overcomes Start to Win Beaumont

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
In her first start on a synthetic surface, Ready to Act recorded her second straight stakes victory for Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence when she rallied from last to capture the April 13 Beaumont Stakes (gr. II). Read More...

Ready to Act Rallies to Take Beaumont

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 4:58 PM ET 8th at KEE (Keeneland)GII Beaumont S. ($200K)     Winner: Ready to Act by More Than Ready Ready to Act (More Than Ready) takes Keeneland's GI... Read More...

Steve Davidowitz’s Arkansas Derby analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
In a “do or die” Kentucky Derby qualifying race for seven of the eight starters, the Todd Pletcher-trained Danza skimmed the rail coming out of the final turn to post a 41-1 upset over Ride On Curlin. Read More...

Steve Davidowitz’s Arkansas Derby analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
In a “do or die” Kentucky Derby qualifying race for seven of the eight starters, the Todd Pletcher-trained Danza skimmed the rail coming out of the final turn to post a 41-1 upset over Ride On Curlin. Read More...

Davidowitz’s Arkansas Derby analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
In a “do or die” Kentucky Derby qualifying race for seven of the eight starters, the Todd Pletcher-trained Danza skimmed the rail coming out of the final turn to post a 41-1 upset over Ride On Curlin. Read More...

Jacques Cartier: Dan the Tin Man by a neck

DRF | 2 days ago
Dan the Tin Man dug in late to take the $131,250 Jacques Cartier Stakes over another gelding who saved ground until the stretch, Victory Exchange. Read More...

Jacques Cartier: Dan the Tin Man by a neck

DRF | 2 days ago
Dan the Tin Man dug in late to take the $131,250 Jacques Cartier Stakes over another gelding who saved ground until the stretch, Victory Exchange. Read More...

Cartier: Dan the Tin Man by a neck

DRF | 2 days ago
Dan the Tin Man dug in late to take the $131,250 Jacques Cartier Stakes over another gelding who saved ground until the stretch, Victory Exchange. Read More...

Castellano keeps Ready to Act on straight and narrow in Beaumont

DRF | 2 days ago
Despite herself - and with a little assistance from jockey Javier Castellano - Ready to Act won the Beaumont Stakes on Sunday at Keeneland. Read More...

Castellano keeps Ready to Act on straight and narrow in Beaumont

DRF | 2 days ago
Despite herself - and with a little assistance from jockey Javier Castellano - Ready to Act won the Beaumont Stakes on Sunday at Keeneland. Read More...

Castellano keeps Ready to Act on straight and narrow in Beaumont

DRF | 2 days ago
Despite herself - and with a little assistance from jockey Javier Castellano - Ready to Act won the Beaumont Stakes on Sunday at Keeneland. Read More...

Game On Dude flies in six-furlong work

DRF | 2 days ago
Game On Dude worked six furlongs in 1:11 at Santa Anita on Sunday, his final major exercise before the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic in West Virginia on Saturday. Read More...

Game On Dude flies in six-furlong work

DRF | 2 days ago
Game On Dude worked six furlongs in 1:11 at Santa Anita on Sunday, his final major exercise before the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic in West Virginia on Saturday. Read More...

Game On Dude flies in work

DRF | 2 days ago
Game On Dude worked six furlongs in 1:11 at Santa Anita on Sunday, his final major exercise before the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic in West Virginia on Saturday. Read More...

Harp Star comes through in Japanese 1000 Guineas

DRF | 2 days ago
Harp Star closed from last in the final half-mile to win Sunday’s $1,820,078 Japanese 1000 Guineas for 3-year-old fillies at Hanshin Racecourse. Read More...

Harp Star comes through in Japanese 1000 Guineas

DRF | 2 days ago
Harp Star closed from last in the final half-mile to win Sunday’s $1,820,078 Japanese 1000 Guineas for 3-year-old fillies at Hanshin Racecourse. Read More...

Harp Star comes through in Japanese 1000 Guineas

DRF | 2 days ago
Harp Star closed from last in the final half-mile to win Sunday’s $1,820,078 Japanese 1000 Guineas for 3-year-old fillies at Hanshin Racecourse. Read More...

Goose meets horses and its maker at Fonner

DRF | 2 days ago
Live racing at Fonner Park was called off after the second race on Sunday afternoon because of high winds and dropping temperatures - as well as a bizarre incident involving a goose. Read More...

Beholder entered for Santa Lucia

DRF | 2 days ago
The two-time champion Beholder will make her 2014 debut in the $75,000 Santa Lucia Stakes at Santa Anita next Sunday. Read More...

California Chrome given private training window at Los Alamitos

DRF | 2 days ago
Santa Anita Derby winner California Chrome will have his own training time at Los Alamitos for the next few weeks in the buildup to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3. Read More...

‘Fate’ Awaits Decision on Derby Bid

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A decision on whether to send Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Dance With Fate to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 3 will not be made for a week, trainer Peter Eurton said April 13. Read More...

Dance With Fate Awaits Decision on Derby Bid

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A decision on whether to send Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Dance With Fate to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will not be made for a week, trainer Peter Eurton said April 13. Read More...

Baffert works Chitu, Midnight Hawk

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert currently has three horses with sufficient points to run in the Kentucky Derby on May 3, and all soon will be traveling from California to Kentucky. Read More...

Baffert works Chitu, Midnight Hawk

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert currently has three horses with sufficient points to run in the Kentucky Derby on May 3, and all soon will be traveling from California to Kentucky. Read More...

Smart Strike Colt Impresses At The Curragh

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 1:56 PM ET 17.35 at CGH (CURRAGH)Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden      Winner: Sinkal by Smart Strike His Highness The Aga Khan's Sinkal (Smart Strike) m... Read More...

It’s on to Kentucky for Danza after Arkansas Derby upset

DRF | 3 days ago
Danza was en route to Churchill Downs on Sunday morning after earning a trip to the Kentucky Derby with his victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on Saturday. Read More...

It’s on to Kentucky for Danza after Arkansas Derby upset

DRF | 3 days ago
Danza was en route to Churchill Downs on Sunday morning after earning a trip to the Kentucky Derby with his victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on Saturday. Read More...

Pletcher Trio Back to Work for Kentucky Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Undefeated Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Constitution returned to work for trainer Todd Pletcher at Palm Meadows Training Center April 13, along with We Miss Artie and Intense Holiday. Read More...

McLaughlin Relieved Cairo Prince Qualifies

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Kiaran McLaughlin was able to breathe a sigh of relief the morning of April 13 with Cairo Prince ranked 20th on the qualifying list for the Kentucky Derby after the final two major preps a day earlier. Read More...

Harp Star Sweeps From Last to Win Oka Sho

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Harp Star completed an eye-catching last to first rally in the Oka Sho (Jpn, I, Japanese One Thousand Guineas), a stylish victory that kicked off the classic season in Japan April 13 at Hanshin Racecourse. Read More...

Steve Davidowitz’s Blue Grass Stakes analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
On Keeneland’s synthetic Polytrack racing surface, which favored stretch-runners all day, a pair of 6-1 shots - Dance With Fate and Medal Count - successfully used that running style to earn tickets to the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Mico Margarita sets Evangeline record in Oak Hall Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Mico Margarita returned to his winning ways in impressive fashion Saturday night at Evangeline Downs, taking the $60,000 Oak Hall Stakes by 8 3/4 lengths in track-record time. Read More...

Cairo Prince, Pletcher trio work Sunday for Kentucky Derby

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said he probably got his best night’s sleep in two weeks on Saturday, once he learned that Cairo Prince was sitting in the 20th spot on the Kentucky Derby points standings at day’s end, making it likely his horse will have a starting berth in the Derby lineup. Read More...

Hurricane Run’s Ectot Takes the Fontainebleau

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 10:00 AM ET 5th at LCP (LONGCHAMP)G3 Prix de Fontainebleau     Winner: Ectot (GB) by Hurricane Run (Ire) Gerard Augustin-Normand/Elisabeth Vidal's Ectot... Read More...

Brad Free’s Santa Anita handicapping notebook April 13

DRF | 3 days ago
Perhaps it was because of cooler 70-degree temperature Saturday, but the racing surface was different from early in the week. The times were slightly slower, and on Saturday the track was fair to all running styles (every dirt race was a sprint). Read More...

Byron King’s Keeneland handicapping notebook April 13

DRF | 3 days ago
Craig Bernick of Glen Hill Farm nicely summed up Saturday’s results at Keeneland – and how racing is typically won on a synthetic surface like Polytrack – tweeting late Saturday afternoon, “Dirt horses don't like the poly. Turf horses don't like the poly. Poly horses like the poly!” Read More...