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Pacific Classic: Game On Dude wins sixth straight, scores by record 8 1/2 lengths

DRF | 11 months ago
The track was considered his Kryptonite, he needed a last-second replacement rider for a replacement rider, and 11 others were signed up to get him, some seemingly with the speed to make it a challenge. But there was one thing Game On Dude had that the others in the Pacific Classic did not: He was the best horse – by far. Read More...

Del Mar: Game On Dude holds key to Pacific Classic

DRF | 11 months ago
Game On Dude is the best horse in the Pacific Classic. But he is not racing on his best surface. The way Del Mar’s richest race of the season falls on Sunday centers on Game On Dude. Read More...

Del Mar: Pacific Classic principals all have something to prove

DRF | 11 months ago
The first three finishers in last year’s $1 million Pacific Classic – Dullahan, Game On Dude, and Richard’s Kid, in that order – were entered Wednesday for this year’s running, and each has something to prove. Read More...

Jay Hovdey: The women behind the Pacific Classic powers

DRF | 11 months ago
The handiwork of exercise riders Dana Barnes and Tammy Fox will be on display this Sunday at Del Mar when Dana’s Game On Dude tackles Tammy’s Dullahan in a rematch of last year’s Pacific Classic, in which Dullahan came on strong to catch Game On Dude and win by half a length. Read More...

Del Mar notes: Liaison works for Pacific Classic

DRF | 11 months ago
One day after stable star Game On Dude worked for the Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic at 1 1/4 miles on Sunday, trainer Bob Baffert sent out Liaison for his final work for the Pacific Classic in company with Fed Biz, who is set to run Sunday in the Grade 2, $250,000 Pat O’Brien going seven furlongs. Read More...

Del Mar notes: Paynter can give Zayat great birthday gift in Woodward

DRF | 11 months ago
A year ago on Aug. 31, owner Ahmed Zayat celebrated his 50th birthday, and though a surprise party was thrown for him, he wasn’t fully into the moment, his mind wandering to what he had seen earlier that morning at Saratoga, where he visited a very, very ill Paynter. Read More...

Pacific Classic: Repeat would restore Dullahan’s reputation

DRF | 11 months ago
Almost five months after a disappointment in Dubai, the 4-year-old Dullahan has been sent back on the road, to Southern California for the $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar on Sunday. Read More...

Del Mar notes: Byrama has sharp workout, eyes Pacific Classic

DRF | 11 months ago
Byrama worked five furlongs in 59.60 seconds at Del Mar on Sunday, a workout that left trainer Simon Callaghan debating whether to start the 4-year-old filly against males in the $1 million Pacific Classic on Aug. 25. Read More...

Arlington: Rahystrada has shot at making history in Arlington Handicap

DRF | 1 year ago
Rahystrada on Saturday can become the first horse to win the Arlington Handicap three times, a feat that would be especially noteworthy coming from a 9-year-old former claimer. Read More...

Arlington Million Preview Day stakes mostly local affairs

DRF | 1 year ago
With no Grade 1 status or fat purses, the quartet of Grade 3 turf stakes on Saturday’s Million Preview Day card at Arlington drew limited shippers from outside the Midwest. Read More...

Churchill Downs notes: Groupie Doll has first workout of year

DRF | 1 year ago
Eclipse Award winner Groupie Doll had her first workout of the year when breezing three furlongs early Saturday in 35.80 seconds over a fast Churchill Downs track. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Wise Dan works ‘some kind of good’

DRF | 1 year ago
Wise Dan had another sizzling breeze Saturday morning at Keeneland while trainer Charlie LoPresti continued to mull the future possibilities for the 2012 Horse of the Year. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Animal Kingdom might end career at Royal Ascot after impressive victory

DRF | 1 year ago
Marcus Hersh In a way, the Dubai World Cup was a race Animal Kingdom needed to win. Animal Kingdom had his victory in the Kentucky Derby and subsequently had performed in ways that suggested he c... Read More...

Jam-Packed Weekend Ahead of Us, Enjoy!

Wow, where do we begin?! It doesn’t matter if you reside in the United States or around the World, the “World” of horse racing will have plenty to offer this coming Saturday, March 30. The Road to the Kentucky Derby heats up as we head... Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Royal Delta gets luck of the post draw

DRF | 1 year ago
Marcus Hersh DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Royal Delta had the luck of the draw Wednesday, her connections landing the third pick of the post-position draw for the Dubai World Cup. Fellow A... Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Dullahan, Little Mike go easy

DRF | 1 year ago
Marcus Hersh DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday was a light training day for the two Dale Romans-trained horses here, with Dullahan going once around the main track at Meydan, and Little Mike ... Read More...

Dubai World Cup: All the major players entered among field of 13

DRF | 1 year ago
Marcus Hersh DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Thirteen horses were entered Monday in the Group 1, $10 million Dubai World Cup, while the other eight stakes races on Saturday’s program we... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Romans giving Class Included shot on turf in Honey Fox

DRF | 1 year ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonA multiple stakes winner, Class Included makes her turf debut in the Honey Fox on Saturday.HALLANDALE B... Read More...

Dubai: Animal Kingdom leads U.S. team out to end World Cup futility

DRF | 1 year ago
Marcus Hersh 0 Barbara D. LivingstonAnimal Kingdom is expected to run in the Dubai World Cup on March 30 at Meydan. U.S.-based runners are... Read More...

Dubai: Dullahan, Little Mike prep for World Cup on Super Saturday card

DRF | 1 year ago
Marcus Hersh Carryover Tom KeyserDullahan has not started since the Breeders’ Cup Turf in November.The so-called Super Saturday card at ... Read More...

Dubai: Little Mike and Dullahan set for local World Cup prep races

DRF | 1 year ago
Marcus Hersh 0 Barbara D. LivingstonDullahan is one of two American horses set to run on the Super Saturday card.For the first time since ... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Romans ponders Dubai prep races for Dullahan, Little Mike

DRF | 1 year ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonLittle Mike will prep for the Dubai World Cup in a race to be determined on March 9.Trainer Dale Romans... Read More...

Best Beyers of 2012: Wise Dan a triple-threat on speed figures

DRF | 1 year ago
0 Andrew Beyer Coady Photography/KeenelandView SlideshowWise Dan wins the Ben Ali last April at Keeneland with a 2012-best 117 Beyer Speed... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Dullahan set to rejoin Romans stable at track

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Emily ShieldsDullahan was delayed in his return to the track by a cut that needed three stitches.HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Tr... Read More...

Q&A: Dale Romans reflects on his banner 2012 season

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee 0 Barbara D. LivingstonDale Romans enjoyed the best season of a 27-year training career in 2012, with Grade 1 winners such as ... Read More...

Gulfstream Park notes: Little Mike, Dullahan pointed to Dubai stakes

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Tom KeyserBC Turf winner Little Mike is being pointed to the Sheema Classic on the Dubai World Cup undercard.HALLANDALE BEAC... Read More...

Millennium Farms boosts stud fee for Even the Score

DRF | 2 years ago
DRF staff 0 Ro Parra’s Millennium Farms announced 2013 stud fees for its stallion roster on Wednesday, headlined by Even the Score, ... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Classic: Royal Delta, Dullahan not part of field of 12

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman 0 Barbara D. LivingstonShackleford, Fastino Aguilar up, rears up during a morning exercise Monday at Santa Anita. He is expect... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup: Dullahan, Little Mike will be entered in Turf

DRF | 2 years ago
Steve Andersen 0 Barbara D. LivingstonDullahan will be entered in the Breeders' Cup Turf, trainer Dale Romans said Monday.Dullahan and Lit... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup: Decision on Dullahan’s race no clearer after main-track work

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman 0 Barbara D. LivingstonDullahan, with exercise rider Tammy Fox up, works five furlongs on the main track in 1:00.12 on Saturda... Read More...

Belmont Park: Dullahan tops Jamaica field

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening 0 Tom KeyserDullahan is being pointed to Saturday’s Grade 1, $400,000 Jamaica for 3-year-olds on the turf at Belmont Park.... Read More...

Little Mike and Dullahan put in works at Churchill Downs

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee 0 Four-Footed FotosLittle Mike runs next Saturday in the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park.The Dale Romans army ... Read More...

Belmont: Dullahan likely headed for Joe Hirsch

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Benoit & AssociatesDullahan, winning the Pacific Classic under Joel Rosario, could make his next start in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic on Sept. 29.ELMONT, N.Y. − Trainer D... Read More...

Dullahan, Alpha, Golden Ticket Create Instant Classics

It’s been a well documented disaster season for the three year old male division in terms of the number of star horses lost to injury and retirement. Among others, we’ve lost Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another, Arkansas Derby and triple crown double... Read More...

Del Mar: Dullahan runs down Game On Dude in deep stretch of Pacific Classic

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Benoit & AssociatesThe 3-year-old Dullahan, ridden by Joel Rosario, sets a track record for 1 1/4 miles winning the Pacific Classic.DEL MAR, Calif. – Just when it looked like th... Read More...

Del Mar: Dullahan taking first shot at older horses in Pacific Classic

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman DEL MAR, Calif. – The winner of the Kentucky Derby has been retired, so too the runner-up, but the third-place finisher, Dullahan, soldiers on, and on Sunday at Del Mar he will ... Read More...

Del Mar: Pacific Classic may have 10 starters

DRF | 2 years ago
Steve Andersen Shigeki KikkawaJaycito is one of three horses trainer Bob Baffert has for the Pacific Classic.DEL MAR, Calif. - The Pacific Classic may draw a field of 10, including Hollywood Gold... Read More...

Paynter Installed as Morning-Line Favorite for Haskell Invitational

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Paynter has been installed as the 3-2 morning-line favorite for Sunday’s $1 million Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth Park. Paynter drew post position No. 3. Beaten narrowly by Union Rags in the Belmont Stakes (G1) last time out, Paynter will be ... Read More...

Dullahan Arrives at Monmouth Park for Sunday’s Haskell

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Donegal Racing’s Dullahan arrived in New Jersey late Monday night for Sunday’s 45th running of the Haskell Invitational (G1). Dullahan, winner of the Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at Keeneland, tuned up for Sunday’s test with a :59.80 drill at Churchill... Read More...

Curlin, Haskell, and Jim Dandy will sort out new-look 3-year-old division

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserPaynter headlines what is expected to be a small field in the Haskell.SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – With its stars sidelined, the 3-year-old division will be looking for ... Read More...

Monmouth: Haskell short list of probables headed by Paynter, Dullahan

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Farrell Barbara D. LivingstonPaynter was second in the Belmont Stakes for trainer Bob Baffert.OCEANPORT. N.J. – Monmouth Park is gearing up for Haskell Day on July 29, the biggest day ... Read More...

Shackleford to target Forego rather than Whitney

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening It appears as though Shackleford will be kept in races at a mile or shorter – at least for the foreseeable future. On Saturday, trainer Dale Romans said Shackleford would not ... Read More...

Kentucky: Dullahan headed to Haskell, Hansen to the Iowa Derby

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee Tom KeyserTrainer Dale Romans is going to give Dullahan another try on dirt in the Haskell Invitational.LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two of the top 3-year-olds in training, Dullahan and Ha... Read More...

Union Rags has second half to burnish 3-year-old championship credentials

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Tom KeyserUnion Rags, winner of the Belmont Stakes under jockey John Velazquez, will make his next start in either the Jim Dandy or Haskell.Although Union Rags and I’ll Have Ano... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Union Rags will rest until Jim Dandy or Haskell

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Tom KeyserUnion Rags, with jockey John Velazquez, will get a brief vacation before preparing for his next start in late July at either Saratoga or Monmouth Park.ELMONT, N.Y. – U... Read More...