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Dubawi Filly Dominates the Height of Fashion

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:47 AM ET 5th at GWD (GOODWOOD)Listed Bibendum Height of Fashion S.     Winner: Lady of Dubai (GB) by Dubawi (Ire) Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum's ... Read More...

African Rose returns to best distance for Albuquerque Distaff

DRF | 1 day ago
African Rose will be returning to a mile Saturday for the $55,000 Albuquerque Distaff Handicap. Read More...

Big John B skipping Charles Whittingham Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Big John B, the winner of the Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap last August but last of eight in the Grade 3 Last Tycoon Stakes on April 25, will skip Sunday’s $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita. Read More...

Beholder works toward Adoration Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Beholder, the two-time champion who missed a scheduled start in the $300,000 Vanity Stakes on May 9 because of illness, worked five furlongs in 1:01 on Thursday. Read More...

Ashley’s Sassy looks to break through in Melair

DRF | 1 day ago
In her last three starts, all in stakes, Ashley’s Sassy strained a knee in one race, broke slowly in another, and was too eager in a third. Understandably, there were no wins in that span. Read More...

Positive ROI report: Englehart strong in allowances

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Jeremiah Englehart saddles Secret Fortune (#5, ML 3-1) in Thursday’s seventh race at Belmont Park, a seven-furlong allowance on turf. Since Jan. 1, 2014, Englehart is winning at a 26 percent clip in allowances, for a return on investment of $2.55. Read More...

Valid has versatility for Majestic Light

DRF | 1 day ago
The $75,000 Majestic Light Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday has attracted a deep field of 11 runners, based at the New York tracks, the Fair Hill training center in Maryland, and yes, Monmouth itself. Read More...

Maryland commission approves two-tier cobalt threshold

DRF | 1 day ago
The Maryland Racing Commission on Tuesday approved threshold levels for cobalt, the naturally occurring mineral that has allegedly been abused worldwide in horse racing, according to the commission’s executive director. Read More...

Wolfson has three contenders in Alachua Handicap

DRF | 1 day ago
What would a filly and mare stakes at Gulfstream Park be without trainer Marty Wolfson? In the case of Saturday’s $60,000 Alachua Handicap, probably nothing at all. Read More...

Jerardi: Patrioticandproud’s back class stands out in Louisville

DRF | 1 day ago
If Patrioticandproud runs to the Beyer form he showed at Del Mar and Santa Anita, he will be difficult to beat in Saturday’s Louisville Handicap at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Meg Giry looks to move forward in sprint feature

DRF | 1 day ago
Meg Giry and Sailingforthesun were very impressive winning maiden special weight races at Hastings in their first races as 3-year-olds. Something has to give when they meet in a first-level allowance race that will serve as Saturday’s feature. The 6 1/2-furlong sprint drew six horses, including last year’s $75,000 Fantasy winner, Ambleside Park. Read More...

Key Race report: Gryvon returns in optional claimer

DRF | 1 day ago
Gryvon (#3, ML 3-1) makes his return in Thursday’s seventh race at Gulfstream Park, a seven-furlong optional claimer. It will be his first start since a first-place finish by four lengths in a six-furlong optional claimer April 4 at Gulfstream Park. The second- and third-place finishers from that race came back to win their next starts. Read More...

Zayat disputes lawsuit’s claims that he reneged on debt

DRF | 1 day ago
Ahmed Zayat, the owner of Triple Crown candidate American Pharoah, has denied charges contained in a lawsuit accusing him of reneging on a gambling debt from 2004. Read More...

Zayat Calls Gambling Debt Lawsuit Extortion

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Ahmed Zayat, owner of dual classic winner and Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah, said a lawsuit seeking to collect from him $1.65 million in gambling debts amounts to extortion. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for May 14 to May 17

DRF | 1 day ago
Bob Pandolfo's horses to watch and track trends for May 14 to May 17, 2015. Read More...

Tappin Vegas will face just four in Western Canada Handicap

DRF | 1 day ago
Tappin Vegas looks like a standout and will be a very short price when he runs in the $50,000 Western Canada Handicap on Saturday at Northlands Park. The six-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds drew five horses, including Blue Dancer, who will appreciate the substantially easier company in his first start since he set the early pace in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Delaunay seeks return to form in Ed Skinner Memorial

DRF | 1 day ago
Delaunay seeks to get his stellar career back on track in Saturday night’s $75,000 Ed Skinner Memorial, a six-furlong stakes sprint. The race, named for the locally based state lawmaker who played a primary role in the development of Prairie Meadows in the late 1980s, drew six capable geldings. Read More...

Deceptive Vision gets another attempt at Nassau Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Deceptive Vision will try to make amends in Saturday’s $200,000 Nassau, a Grade 2 event for fillies and mares that is the first turf stakes of the Woodbine meet. Read More...

American Pharoah starts cranking up for Belmont Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah began his bid toward the June 6 Belmont Stakes with a once-around jog Thursday morning at Churchill Downs, a routine bit of exercise that took a mere seven minutes to complete. Read More...

Zayat Says Lawsuit Claiming He Owes Offshore Bookmaker $1.65 Million ‘Meritless’

Ahmed Zayat, owner of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah, is fighting a lawsuit filed last year by a former “recruiter” for offshore bookmakers who says Zayat failed to pay a $1.65... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Zayat Sells American Pharoah’s Breeding Rights

Ahmed Zayat, the owner of American Pharoah, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, said he would retain control of racing decisions for the horse. Read More...

Two Elected to National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt and John Hay Whitney were elected posthumously to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame. Read More...

Owner of American Pharoah Is Fighting Lawsuit Amid Triple Crown Bid

Ahmed Zayat has been contesting a federal lawsuit brought by a convicted felon that alleges Mr. Zayat has failed to pay a $2 million debt he ran up betting through a website in Costa Rica. Read More...

Spring Fever Stakes Highlights CA ‘Gold Rush’

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The most intriguing race on a loaded Santa Anita Park card May 23 might be the opening stakes on "California Gold Rush Day" at the Southern California track. Read More...

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TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 7:43 PM ET Ending weeks of speculation, it was announced Wednesday that GI Kentucky Derby and GI Preakness S. hero American... Read More...

Marks: Powerful pedigree lies within Wiggle It Jiggleit

DRF | 2 days ago
Among the most exciting if not the most unexpected performers of the young season has to be Wiggle It Jiggleit, the son of Mr. Wiggles trained by Clyde Francis for George Teague, Jr. and driven by George’s son, Montrell. Perhaps we should see just who he is genetically. Read More...

Sea Shadow connects at 15-1 in Winter Melody

DRF | 2 days ago
Despite being the longest shot in the six-horse field at 15-1, Sea Shadow was clearly best in the stretch of the $50,000 Winter Melody Stakes at Delaware Park on Wednesday, drawing away to win by 4 3/4 lengths. Read More...

Jockey Victor Espinoza: Profile, career highlights

DRF | 2 days ago
Profile of jockey Victor Espinoza. Read More...

Strut the Course to Open Season in Nassau

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Last year's Canadian champion older female Strut the Course is expected to make her 5-year-old debut May 23 at Woodbine in the Nassau Stakes (Can-II), a mile turf race for fillies and mares age 3 or older. Read More...

Beyer: Horseplayers have chance to make tax relief a sure thing

DRF | 2 days ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is urging Treasury to change the calculation that determines what money is subject to withholding. The modification would be an infinitesimal item in the gigantic mass of U.S. tax regulations, but it would be a significant benefit to the sport. Read More...

Harrah’s Philly: Father Patrick to debut in stacked Maxie Lee

DRF | 2 days ago
Jimmy Takter looks at Sunday’s $150,000 Maxie Lee Memorial Invitational for older trotters at Harrah’s Philadelphia and can’t help but be impressed. Takter’s Father Patrick – who on Sunday makes his debut as a 4-year-old – is among four trotters entered in the Maxie Lee with Dan Patch Awards on their resumes. Read More...

TCA Announces May Award of Merit Winners

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced the recipients of its Award of Merit honored at breeders associations' awards ceremonies in May. Read More...

Meadowlands: Friday 5/22 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 5/22 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

DRF Plus handicapping reports for Thursday, May 21

DRF | 2 days ago
Download DRF Plus handicapping reports for Thursday's races, including DRF Bets GamePlan, the Positive ROI Report, and Key Race Report. Read More...

Randy Romero will undergo stomach surgery

DRF | 2 days ago
Retired Hall of Fame jockey Randy Romero said Wednesday from a Lafayette, La., hospital that doctors have not been able to confirm whether his stomach tumor is cancerous, but they intend to perform surgery as soon as possible for a definitive diagnosis. Read More...

Mohawk: Friday 5/22 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Friday 5/22 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 5/22 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 5/22 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Majestic Harbor leads cast for Louisville Handicap

DRF | 2 days ago
Majestic Harbor achieved the rare feat of winning back-to-back off-the-turf allowances within the same month, doing so as the lone main-track-only designee in short fields at Keeneland on April 4 and at Churchill Downs on opening night, April 25. Read More...

Boyce named sales director at Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana

DRF | 2 days ago
Tim Boyce has been named sales director of the Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana, the subsidiary of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association announced. Boyce joins the organization after serving as the Fasig-Tipton Texas sales director for 19 years. Fasig-Tipton recently closed its operation in Texas. Read More...

Carve primed and ready for Lone Star Park Handicap

DRF | 2 days ago
Carve is thriving coming into Monday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Lone Star Park Handicap, trainer Brad Cox said. The horse invading from Churchill Downs will enter the meet’s most prestigious event off a runner-up finish to Race Day in last month’s Grade 2, $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap. Read More...

Stakes horses using allowance as springboard

DRF | 2 days ago
Stakes winners Notacatbutallama and Reload return from layoffs of varying degrees as they try to jumpstart their careers in a $90,000 fourth-level allowance race scheduled for a mile on the turf Friday at Belmont Park. Read More...

Mohawk: Horses to watch from May 14 – May 16

DRF | 2 days ago
Horses to watch from Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

All American Futurity attracts record 311 entrants

DRF | 2 days ago
There will be no shortage of 2-year-old Quarter Horses chasing the enhanced purse of the $3 million All American Futurity this meet at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico as trials for the track’s first major race for the division drew a record 311 entrants. Read More...

Arapahoe rolls out purse incentive to boost field size

DRF | 2 days ago
Arapahoe Park in Aurora, Colo., opens its meet on Friday with a new purse policy designed to fuel field size, improvements to the facility, and a strategic move for one of its richest races. The 39-date season featuring Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses runs through Aug. 16. Read More...

New notation for voided claims in PPs

DRF | 2 days ago
Daily Racing Form has added a new notation to its past-performance lines indicating when a claim for a horse was voided, a more frequent occurrence over the past several years due to new rules in some jurisdictions. Read More...

New notation for voided claims in PPs

DRF | 2 days ago
Daily Racing Form has added a new notation to its past-performance lines indicating when a claim for a horse was voided, a more frequent occurrence over the past several years due to new rules in some jurisdictions. Read More...

Spring Fever return spot for Harlington’s Rose

DRF | 2 days ago
From September to March, Harlington’s Rose ran eight times and won the first two stakes of her career, including the Grade 3 Las Flores Stakes on March 8. The active campaign led to a brief vacation that ends in Saturday’s $150,000 Spring Fever Stakes Read More...

Spring Fever return spot for Harlington’s Rose

DRF | 2 days ago
From September to March, Harlington’s Rose ran eight times and won the first two stakes of her career, including the Grade 3 Las Flores Stakes on March 8. The active campaign led to a brief vacation that ends in Saturday’s $150,000 Spring Fever Stakes Read More...

Firing Line resting up for summer goals

DRF | 2 days ago
Firing Line, second in the Kentucky Derby on May 2 and seventh when eased in the Preakness Stakes last Saturday, will not race again until at least July, trainer Simon Callaghan said. Read More...

Mubtaahij putting in work ahead of Belmont

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Dallas Stewart sent out yet another longshot to blow up the gimmicks in a Triple Crown event when Tale of Verve closed steadily to be second at 28-1 in the 140th Preakness on Saturday at Pimlico. Read More...