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Crist: Shuvee analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Antipathy deserves to be the betting choice in Sunday's Grade 3 Shuvee off her terrific third in the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps on Belmont Stakes Day. Read More...

Wicked Strong Turns the Tables on Tonalist

Michael Compton | 2 days ago
Seven weeks after finishing behind Tonalist in the Belmont Stakes, Wicked Strong turned away a challenge from the Grade 1 winner to win the 51st running of the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) on Saturday at Saratoga. Equipped with blinkers for the first time, Centennial Farms’ Wicked Strong took the lead from pacesetting Legend on […](Read more...) Read More...

Saratoga Babies for Monday, July 28

DRF | 2 days ago
DRF handicapper Dan Illman takes a closer look at juveniles running at Saratoga. Read More...

Serendip pulls upset in Prairie Meadows Handicap

DRF | 2 days ago
Serendip, making his stakes debut, sustained a five-wide bid from last place under Ricardo Santana Jr. and reeled in fellow longshot Doctor Peter to win Saturday night's $75,000 Prairie Meadows Handicap by a half-length. Read More...

Free: How I’d Play Del Mar on Sunday, July 27

DRF | 2 days ago
My wagering action Sunday at Del Mar will be fashioned around a low-odds standout, and a bomber to sneak into the verticals. Read More...

Free’s preview: Tread carefully with Soul Flyer

DRF | 3 days ago
Soul Flyer ran so well in her debut on June 26 at Santa Anita that many looked forward to backing her when she made her second start at Del Mar. Read More...

Can Untapable Be Upset in the Haskell?

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2014 11:10 PM ET From Taghrooda (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire})'s win over the boys in the G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth... Read More...

Blinkers Help a Colt Surge at Saratoga After Earlier Flops

Wicked Strong, who faded in the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes, charged to a win in the Jim Dandy Stakes. Read More...

Meadowlands: World record for Archangel in Cashman elims

DRF | 3 days ago
Fans may have thought they were coming to see a special mile by Sebastian K or Market Share in the $50,000 John Cashman, Jr. eliminations on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Instead they were treated to a world and track record performance on the trot by Archangel. Read More...

Del Mar Shifting Turf Races After Breakdowns

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Del Mar has moved two turf races scheduled for Sunday, July 27 to its main track in light of four breakdowns that have occurred on the course since the meeting began July 17. Read More...

Fed Biz fires off long layoff in San Diego

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert, jockey Martin Garcia, and owner Kaleem Shah scored what they hoped would be the first half of a coast-to-coast weekend double when Fed Biz, returning to his favorite track, crushed his rivals in a dazzling comeback performance in the Grade 2, $201,000 San Diego Handicap on Saturday at Del Mar. Read More...

Fed Biz Coast to Coast in San Diego

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2014 9:04 PM ET 8th at DMR (Del Mar)GII San Diego H. ($200k)     Winner: Fed Biz by Giant's Causeway Fed Biz (Giant's Causeway) establishes a new track reco... Read More...

Fed Biz Sets Track Record in San Diego Romp

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Intent on getting the lead from his far outside post, an aggressive Fed Biz was never challenged while romping to victory in track record time in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) July 26 at Del Mar. Read More...

Breakdowns prompt Sunday’s turf races to be moved to main track

DRF | 3 days ago
Citing concern over a turf course that has seen three horses fatally injured in the last 48 hours, Joe Harper, the president and chief executive of Del Mar, said Del Mar would move its two grass races on Sunday to the main Polytrack course. Read More...

Ideal trip enables Amnesia to win Wine Country

DRF | 3 days ago
Jockey Abel Cedillo wasn’t able to follow trainer Neil Drysdale’s instructions but wound up getting a perfect trip as Irish-bred Amnesia won the $53,565 Wine Country Stakes at the Sonoma County Fair on Saturday. Read More...

TOC’s Southern California Meeting Aug. 2

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Thoroughbred Owners of California is holding its annual meeting for Southern California members Aug. 23 at 8:30 a.m. in the Veranda Café at Del Mar. Read More...

Blue Dancer moves up via DQ in Edmonton Juvenile

DRF | 3 days ago
Following a stewards’ inquiry, Blue Dancer was moved up to first in a roughly run edition of the $51,020 Edmonton Juvenile at Northlands Park on Saturday Read More...

Modified blinkers help Wicked Strong take Jim Dandy

DRF | 3 days ago
Equipped with blinkers for the first time in a race, Wicked Strong showed a new dimension by pressing the pace and, to his trainer Jimmy Jerkens’s delight, he ran straight and true for the entire race, defeating Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist by 2 1/4 lengths in the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Wicked Strong Turns in Dandy Effort

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2014 6:23 PM ET 10th at SAR (Saratoga)GII Jim Dandy S. ($600k)     Winner: Wicked Strong by Hard Spun Wicked Strong (Hard Spun), blinkered for the first tim... Read More...

Go West Marie gives Truman first stakes win since 1999

DRF | 3 days ago
Desormeaux guided Go West Marie to a half-length win in the Fleet Treat Stakes for California-bred 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

Wicked Strong Gets Redemption in Jim Dandy

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
After a somewhat disappointing Triple Crown campaign, Wicked Strong started the second half of his sophomore season in fine style, defeating Tonalist in the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) July 26 at Saratoga. Read More...

Lavallee Twist the logical candidate in optional claimer

DRF | 3 days ago
A little more than two weeks ago, Lavallee Twist earned her fourth win in her last 11 starts over the past three seasons at Presque Isle Downs. That makes her an extremely logical win candidate when she comes back to face similar second-level $40,000 optional company in Tuesday’s co-featured third race at one mile. Read More...

Coup de Grace Mows Down Speed in Amsterdam Stakes

Michael Compton | 3 days ago
Coup de Grace took advantage of an early speed duel to mow down the pacesetters in the stretch en route to a comfortable three-length score in the $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes (G2) at Saratoga on Saturday. Ridden confidently by Rosie Napravnik, Coup de Grace settled toward the back of the pack early while C. Zee and […](Read more...) Read More...

Litfin’s preview: Flashy American tries Shuvee again

DRF | 3 days ago
Flashy American, second best to the heavily favored Authenticity a year ago, takes another crack at the Grade 3, $200,000 Shuvee Handicap as the top-weighted entrant at 118 pounds. Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Royal North lures invaders

DRF | 3 days ago
Shippers have gone on a tear here in recent stakes. The Grade 3 Royal North, a six-furlong turf sprint, contains a trio of American invaders: Ageless, Liz Pendens, and Richies Party Girl. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 7/28 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 7/28 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Northfield: Monday 7/28 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 3 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Monday 7/28 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Mohawk: Monday 7/28 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Monday 7/28 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Coup de Grace Closes in Quick-Paced Amsterdam

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Fox Hill Farms' Coup de Grace closed with gusto in the $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes at Saratoga Race Course July 26, taking advantage after a quick early pace set-up in the 6 1/2-furlong sprint for his late-running style. Read More...

Coup de Grace Strikes in Amsterdam

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2014 5:14 PM ET 8th at SAR (Saratoga)GII Amsterdam S. ($200k)     Winner: Coup de Grace by Tapit Coup de Grace (Tapit) comes from midpack and rallies in the... Read More...

Burn the Mortgage scores as Eight Miles East favorite

DRF | 3 days ago
Burn the Mortgage posted a convincing victory for owner-trainer Mike Maker when he got a perfect trip under Edgard Zayas in the $75,000 Eight Miles East Stakes, the Saturday feature at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Sweet Luca repeats in Addison Cammack Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Sweet Luca won just once during his six-start 2013 campaign, in the Addison Cammack Handicap at Arlington. He began his 2014 season with two losses. Then came the Cammack again Saturday at Arlington, and there came Sweet Luca. Read More...

Geeky Gorgeous takes Regret for second time

DRF | 3 days ago
Geeky Gorgeous, the 1-2 favorite, rolled to a formful win, beating 7-5 second choice Salamera by 4 1/2 lengths in the Regret Stakes at Monmouth Park. Read More...

La Tia Crushes Foes in Ontario Matron

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Salvador Hernandez's homebred La Tia made a tour de force of the $144,053 Ontario Matron Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine July 26, leading wire to wire and drawing off at the end to best eight other fillies and mares. Read More...

The Big Beast Runs to His Name

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2014 4:47 PM ET 7th at SAR (Saratoga)Alw ($85K)     Winner: The Big Beast  by Yes It's True The Big Beast (c, 3, Yes It's True) earns 'TDN Rising Star' stat... Read More...

DRF Plus Graded Stakes Analysis: Monmouth Park, July 27

DRF | 3 days ago
DRF Plus Graded Stakes analysis for Monmouth Park on Sunday, July 27. Read More...

Delaware Park Cancels Live Card Wednesday

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Delaware Park announced live racing card for Wednesday, July 30, has been canceled due to insufficient entries. Read More...

Palace Malice, Other Whitney Contenders Work

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Five contenders for the upcoming $1.5 million Whitney (gr. I), including favored Palace Malice, were out for published workouts the morning of July 26. Read More...

Conquest Runner Storms to Third Straight

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2014 3:44 PM ET 6th at WOX (Woodbine)Colin S. (C$125k)     Winner: Conquest Tsunami by Stormy Atlantic Conquest Tsunami (c, 2, Stormy Atlantic) takes his re... Read More...

Meadows: McWicked powerful in Adios victory

DRF | 3 days ago
Dave Miller’s quick thinking at the start of the $400,000 Delvin Miller Adios on Saturday at The Meadows put McWicked in front before the 26 3/5 opening quarter. From that point few in the field were looking to take a run at the 1-5 favorite. Read More...

Bernier: Sizing up Sunday’s juvenile races at Del Mar

DRF | 3 days ago
DRF handicapper Matt Bernier looks at the races for juveniles Sunday at Del Mar. Read More...

Miss d’Oro delivers as heavy favorite in Power by Far

DRF | 3 days ago
Miss d’Oro, a Grade 2-placed mare facing Pennsylvania-breds for the first time in two years, justified her status as the odds-on favorite by holding off 9-1 outsider Rockinonthewater to win Saturday’s $75,000 Power by Far Handicap for female turf sprinters Saturday at Parx Racing. Read More...

Bernier: Del Mar pick four play for Sunday, July 27

DRF | 3 days ago
Make the Sun Shine cost owner John Oxley a pretty penny in March, as she sold for $700,000. She went off as the betting favorite in her debut at Churchill Downs on June 15, and she ran very respectably. After displaying good early speed, she changed leads nicely at the top of the lane and unfortunately got a bit short at the end. With that effort under her belt, I’m expecting this Mark Casse trainee to take a big step forward. Read More...

No Lasix for Social Inclusion in Haskell

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Social Inclusion, Rontos Racing Stable's runner who has drawn post position six for the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, will race without the anti-bleeding medication lasix July 27. Read More...

Mr Speaker targets Travers

DRF | 3 days ago
Mr Speaker took another step toward a possible start in the $1.25 million Travers Stakes here next month by working four furlongs in 48.88 seconds Saturday over Saratoga’s main track. Read More...

Katie’s Kiss First Winner for Kantharos

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Two-year-old Katie's Kiss romped to a front-running victory in the third race at Gulfstream Park July 26 and became the first winner for Florida-based freshman sire Kantharos. Read More...

Samraat Headed Back to Saratoga After Surgery

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Rick Violette said Samraat will rejoin his string at the upstate oval. The colt underwent surgery July 25 to repair a stress fracture in his shin. He had been training for the July 26 Jim Dandy. Read More...

Delaware Park cuts purses

DRF | 3 days ago
Delaware Park has lowered the purses for its higher-level overnight races to preserve its purse account. Read More...

Palace works for Vanderbilt Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Palace, the former claimer turned multiple graded stakes winner, will set his sights on his first Grade 1 race in next Saturday’s $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap at Saratoga. Read More...