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Mohawk: Tuesday 7/25 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Tuesday 7/25 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 7/25 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Tuesday 7/25 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Ahead of Haskell, McCraken not ready to concede division title

DRF | 3 days ago
The first half of the year was not the smoothest for McCraken, who had to overcome two minor injuries, but the second season for 3-year-olds is just beginning and there is still time for the Ghostzapper colt to prove he belongs with the best of the division. Read More...

Finley’sluckycharm brings her speed to Honorable Miss

DRF | 4 days ago
Finley'sluckycharm has won in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Kentucky. She brings her talent and speed Wednesday to New York, where she'll take on Grade 1 winners Paulassilverlining and By the Moon in the Grade 2, $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap at Saratoga. Read More...

Finley’sluckycharm brings her speed to Honorable Miss

DRF | 4 days ago
Finley'sluckycharm has won in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Kentucky. She brings her talent and speed Wednesday to New York, where she'll take on Grade 1 winners Paulassilverlining and By the Moon in the Grade 2, $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap at Saratoga. Read More...

Brothers to Orb, Rachel Alexandra clash in Wednesday allowance

DRF | 4 days ago
Emancipation, a full brother to 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb, and Fayeq, a half-brother to 2009 Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra, are part of a six-horse field entered in Wednesday's fourth race, an $85,000 first-level allowance race at 1 1/8 miles. Read More...

Brothers to Orb, Rachel Alexandra clash in Wednesday allowance

DRF | 4 days ago
Emancipation, a full brother to 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb, and Fayeq, a half-brother to 2009 Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra, are part of a six-horse field entered in Wednesday's fourth race, an $85,000 first-level allowance race at 1 1/8 miles. Read More...

Go Bro has options following King Edward victory

DRF | 4 days ago
Go Bro notched a massive upset at odds of 44-1 when he won the Grade 2 King Edward Stakes for trainer Mike Keogh and owner-breeder Gustav Schickedanz as part of the Queen's Plate undercard July 2. Read More...

Go Bro has options following King Edward victory

DRF | 4 days ago
Go Bro notched a massive upset at odds of 44-1 when he won the Grade 2 King Edward Stakes for trainer Mike Keogh and owner-breeder Gustav Schickedanz as part of the Queen's Plate undercard July 2. Read More...

Grizzel targets Ontario Colleen Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Grade 3 Selene Stakes winner Grizzel was a 39-1 longshot when she traveled to Belmont Park for the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks on July 8, but her fifth-place finish after holding the lead in the stretch pleased trainer Mike Doyle. Read More...

Blueblood powers Casse’s strong start to juvenile season

DRF | 4 days ago
Leading trainer Mark Casse is off to a quick start in 2-year-old racing at Woodbine this season, with eight wins from 24 starts. Two victories have come from Blueblood, who is now 2 for 2 in his career after winning the Victoria Stakes on July 8 by three quarters of a length over five furlongs on the Woodbine Tapeta. Read More...

Big World to be Offered at Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Maggi Moss' grade 1 winner Big World will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton November sale as part of the Bluewater Sales consignment. Read More...

Plumptre Leaving Godolphin Australia Position

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Citing the investigation of whether Godolphin had properly reported that one of its horses had contracted strangles, Henry Plumptre has stepped down as managing director of Godolphin in Australia.   Read More...

Yonkers: Bartlett reaches 7,000 wins

DRF | 4 days ago
Yonkers Raceway’s perennial leading driver, Jason Bartlett, reached the next plateau Sunday afternoon (July 23) with the 7,000th victory of his career. Read More...

Trip Notes for July 22-23: Sanford, Diana, San Diego, Coaching Club American Oaks

DRF | 4 days ago
Trip notes by Michael Hammersly for July 22-23, including the Sanford, Diana, San Diego, Coaching Club American Oaks. Read More...

Kearl among three Quarter Horse trainers cited for medication violations

DRF | 4 days ago
Three Quarter Horse trainers, including two on the breed’s top 10 list by wins this year, have been charged with Class 1 drug violations in Texas after horses they trained tested positive for a banned antidepressant. Read More...

State of Honor back on dirt in Prince of Wales Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
After back-to-back starts on Tapeta in the Plate Trial and the Queen's Plate, State of Honor will return to his preferred dirt surface in the second jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown, the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, over 1 3/16 miles for Canadian-bred 3-year-olds on Tuesday at Fort Erie. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from July 18 – July 19

DRF | 4 days ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Gierkink: Woodbine horses to watch for week of July 24

DRF | 4 days ago
Ron Gierkink's horses to watch at Woodbine for the week of July 24. Read More...

Sparkman: Hunt’s victory in the Eddie Read puts spotlight on sire Dark Angel

DRF | 4 days ago
Dark Angel showed his versatility as a stallion when his son Hunt (Mansiya, by Vettori) won the Grade 2 Eddie Read Handicap at nine furlongs at Del Mar on Saturday. Read More...

CHRB to investigate another late-announced gelding

DRF | 4 days ago
The California Horse Racing Board will conduct an investigation into why Trapalanda was not identified as a gelding until approximately 20 minutes before he won a $50,000 claiming race for maidens at Del Mar on Saturday. Read More...

Spendthrift Australia Schedules Stallion Parades

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Spendthrift Australia will host multiple stallion parades this year on Friday, Aug. 18, and Saturday, Aug. 19. Read More...

Big Macher to continue comeback in Bing Crosby

DRF | 4 days ago
Big Macher won his comeback race in the Thor’s Echo Handicap for California-breds at Santa Anita on June 11, and will run in the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes on Saturday. Read More...

Free: Del Mar horses to watch for week of July 24

DRF | 4 days ago
Free: Del Mar horses to watch for week of July 24 Read More...

Veterans Hard Aces, Big John B return in Cougar II

DRF | 4 days ago
Like the Grade 3 marathon they run in Wednesday at Del Mar, Hard Aces and Big John B keep going, and going, and going. Read More...

Little Dancer posts Washington Oaks upset

DRF | 4 days ago
Leading rider Rocco Bowen guided Little Dancer to an upset victory in the $79,250 Washington Oaks at Emerald Downs Sunday. Her $27.40 win price was the longest since the race was first held at Emerald in 1996. Read More...

Madam Dancealot surprises with last-to-first rally in San Clemente

DRF | 4 days ago
Madam Dancealot ($44.40) produced a stirring stretch run to roar past her seven rivals, including the previously unbeaten Sircat Sally, to win the one-mile San Clemente Handicap by 1 3/4 lengths in 1:34.75 on firm turf. Read More...

Madam Dancealot Closes From Last to Win San Clemente

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The ocean breeze at Del Mar may have brought out the best in the Sir Prancealot filly, who displayed an eye-catching turn of foot with a last-to-first winning move in the $200,000 San Clemente Handicap (G2T) July 23. Read More...

Eagle Jazz remains atop division with Rainbow Futurity score

DRF | 4 days ago
Eagle Jazz solidified his status as the top-ranked 2-year-old Quarter Horse in the nation on Sunday, when he won his second Grade 1 race of the Ruidoso Downs meet in the $1 million Rainbow Futurity. Read More...

Nikki My Darling sets Belterra track record in Queen City Oaks

DRF | 4 days ago
Nikki My Darling not only handled some added distance on Sunday in the $75,000 Norm Barron Queen City Oaks – she did so with style. Read More...

Peppy Miller holds on in Columbine Stakes, Dugaboy Brown takes Mount Elbert

DRF | 4 days ago
Peppy Miller denied Lady Jila her fifth consecutive win in the Columbine Stakes at Arapahoe Park on Sunday, while Dugaboy Brown defeated C C Express in the Mount Elbert. Read More...

Huge pick-6 carryover into Monday at Spa

DRF | 4 days ago
Three days into the Saratoga meet and nobody’s been able to solve the pick-6 yet, resulting in a three-day carryover of $577,107 into Monday’s nine-race program. Read More...

Abel Tasman survives inquiry in Coaching Club American Oaks

DRF | 4 days ago
Abel Tasman battled a game Elate to the wire and survived an inquiry to emerge victorious in Sunday's Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Blackjackcat finds ideal trip in Wickerr Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Last year he tried stretching out to 1 1/8 miles and this year he twice raced at 6 1/2 furlongs, but it seems one mile is just right for Blackjackcat, who scored his second straight victory at that trip when capturing the $79,190 Wickerr Stakes for older grass milers on Sunday at Del Mar. Read More...

Glamanation First Stakes Winner for Point of Entry

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Ontario-bred Glamanation, winner of the July 23 Shady Well Stakes at Woodbine, is the first black-type stakes winner for her sire, Adena Springs Kentucky stallion Point of Entry. Read More...

Raison d’Etat Gets First Winner

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Making her third start and her first on the turf, Raison Tiz made up 10 lengths in the stretch to win a maiden claiming race going five furlongs at Gulfstream Park, handing Raison d'Etat his first win as a sire July 23. Read More...

Gutsy Move Gets Abel Tasman CCA Oaks Win

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A gusty move to the front of the six-horse field on Abel Tasman from jockey Mike Smith after the first quarter-mile earned the Quality Road filly her third consecutive grade 1 victory in the $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (G1). Read More...

Trainer Jorge Navarro sets single-day win record at Monmouth Park

DRF | 4 days ago
Jorge Navarro set a Monmouth Park record for wins in a day by a trainer when he won half of the 10 races on the Sunday card. Read More...

Baffert Still Aiming Arrogate for Pacific Classic

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert didn't have any overnight revelations to explain Arrogate's clunker of a performance in the July 22 TVG San Diego Handicap (G2) at Del Mar. Read More...

Glamanation notches first stakes win in Shady Well

DRF | 4 days ago
Glamanation wore down Mega Monster in the final furlong to win her first stakes in Sunday’s $125,000 Shady Well Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Girvin Has Final Work Ahead of Haskell

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Multiple graded stakes winner Girvin put in his final breeze July 23 for his next start in the 50th renewal of the $1 million Betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) July 30 at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Lady Eli’s Amazing Story Continues

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Waiting for a horse like this is something Sol Kumin and Jay Hanley no longer will do. For as many top-class horses as they own and will own, they know in their heart they will never again have a horse like Lady Eli. Nor will anyone else. Read More...

Stellar Wind has strong workout for Sunday’s Hirsch Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Stellar Wind – like Accelerate owned by Kosta and Pete Hronis, trained by John Sadler, and ridden by Victor Espinoza – worked at 6:30 Sunday morning in preparation for this Sunday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Clement Hirsch Stakes, in which Stellar Wind is the defending race winner. Read More...

Final Copy earns Breeders’ Stakes berth with Toronto Cup

DRF | 4 days ago
Final Copy punched his ticket to the Breeders’ Stakes with a well-timed score over Conquest Lemonraid in the $119,400 Toronto Cup Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday. Read More...

Final Copy earns Breeders’ Stakes berth with Toronto Cup

DRF | 4 days ago
Final Copy punched his ticket to the Breeders’ Stakes with a well-timed score over Conquest Lemonraid in the $119,400 Toronto Cup Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday. Read More...

Brown in High Spirits After Three Saratoga Wins

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
With three wins on Saratoga Race Course's July 22 card, including Lady Eli's triumphant return to the track's winner's circle with her game victory in the grade 1 Diana Stakes, trainer Chad Brown was in good spirits at his barn Sunday morning. Read More...

Brown in High Spirits After Three Saratoga Wins

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
With three wins on Saratoga Race Course's July 22 card, including Lady Eli's triumphant return to the track's winner's circle with her game victory in the grade 1 Diana Stakes, trainer Chad Brown was in good spirits at his barn Sunday morning. Read More...

Lady Eli campaigns for Eclipse Award with Diana triumph

DRF | 4 days ago
Having won back-to-back Grade 1 victories the last two months, Lady Eli has positioned herself for a run at an Eclipse Award that, to date, has been the only thing that has eluded the gutsy 5-year-old mare. Read More...

Lady Eli campaigns for Eclipse Award with Diana triumph

DRF | 4 days ago
Having won back-to-back Grade 1 victories the last two months, Lady Eli has positioned herself for a run at an Eclipse Award that, to date, has been the only thing that has eluded the gutsy 5-year-old mare. Read More...

Gun Runner works strong five furlongs in Whitney prep

DRF | 4 days ago
After a couple of disappointing afternoons to begin the Saratoga meet, trainer Steve Asmussen needed a pick-me-up. He got just that Sunday morning when Gun Runner worked a strong five furlongs in 59.86 seconds over the main track in preparation for his start in the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney Stakes on Aug. 5. Read More...