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Harrah’s Hoosier: Major stakes card scheduled for Friday

DRF | 7 hours ago
Some of the brightest stars in all of Harness Racing will descend upon Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, September 25 as Grand Circuit racing action returns to Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval for the third time this season. Read More...

Harrah’s Hoosier: Major stakes card scheduled for Friday

DRF | 7 hours ago
Some of the brightest stars in all of Harness Racing will descend upon Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, September 25 as Grand Circuit racing action returns to Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval for the third time this season. Read More...

Dr. Schivel to get break, will return as 3-year-old

DRF | 9 hours ago
The top juvenile colt in California is done for the year and will be turned out to freshen for a 3-year-old campaign in 2021. Dr. Schivel, winner of the Grade 1 Runhappy Del Mar Futurity, will ship Thursday from Santa Anita to Rancho Temescal in Ventur... Read More...

Dr. Schivel to get break, will return as 3-year-old

DRF | 9 hours ago
The top juvenile colt in California is done for the year and will be turned out to freshen for a 3-year-old campaign in 2021. Dr. Schivel, winner of the Grade 1 Runhappy Del Mar Futurity, will ship Thursday from Santa Anita to Rancho Temescal in Ventur... Read More...

Maximum Security, Improbable to Meet in Awesome Again

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
The final stop on the West Coast road to the Longines Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 7 at Keeneland is the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (G1) Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park, a race headed by stablemates Maximum Security and Improbable. Read More...

Cupid Colt Closes Keeneland Book 5 On a High

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
The barns and walking rings of the Keeneland September Sales Grounds continued to be well-shopped through the Sept. 23 closing session of Book 5 as 238 horses sold through the ring to bank gross receipts of $4,664,900.  Read More...

First-crop sire Cupid has saletopper at Keeneland September sale’s 10th session

DRF | 11 hours ago
Led by a $200,000 Cupid colt, first-crop sires dominated the leaderboard as the penultimate book of the Keeneland September yearling sale closed. Read More...

First-crop sire Cupid has saletopper at Keeneland September sale’s 10th session

DRF | 11 hours ago
Led by a $200,000 Cupid colt, first-crop sires dominated the leaderboard as the penultimate book of the Keeneland September yearling sale closed. Read More...

Harness: Tall Dark Stranger to stand stud at Hanover Shoe Farms

DRF | 11 hours ago
DRF has learned and harnessracing.com is reporting that top 3-year-old pacing colt Tall Dark Stranger will stand at Hanover Shoe Farms in Pennsylvania. Read More...

Harness: Tall Dark Stranger to stand stud at Hanover Shoe Farms

DRF | 11 hours ago
DRF has learned and harnessracing.com is reporting that top 3-year-old pacing colt Tall Dark Stranger will stand at Hanover Shoe Farms in Pennsylvania. Read More...

Delaware County Fair: Party Girl Hill breathtaking again in Jugette elim, final

DRF | 11 hours ago
Wednesday’s Jugette for sophomore pacing fillies at the Delaware County Fair turned into the “Party Girl Hill Show,” co-starring stablemate New Year, along with trainer Chris Ryder and driver Dexter Dunn. Party Girl Hill, piloted by Dunn, won her $47,... Read More...

Delaware County Fair: Party Girl Hill breathtaking again in Jugette elim, final

DRF | 11 hours ago
Wednesday’s Jugette for sophomore pacing fillies at the Delaware County Fair turned into the “Party Girl Hill Show,” co-starring stablemate New Year, along with trainer Chris Ryder and driver Dexter Dunn. Party Girl Hill, piloted by Dunn, won her $47,... Read More...

Maximum Security, Improbable Meet in Awesome Again

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
The final stop on the West Coast road to the Longines Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 7 at Keeneland is the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (G1) Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park, a race headed by stablemates Maximum Security and Improbable. Read More...

Rust Appeals to Government for Financial Support

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
BHA chief executive Nick Rust has appealed to government for direct financial support with the impact of no crowds set to cost the sport £300 million this year. Read More...

Firenze Fire Hopes to Rebound in Vosburgh Stakes

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
When it was announced Sept. 21 that Volatile had been retired with a hairline fracture of his right front cannon bone, it surely changed the complexion of the $2 million Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1). Ditto for the Vosburgh Stakes (G2). Read More...

Max Player Green Lighted for Preakness Stakes

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Max Player is headed to the Oct. 3 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, potentially leaving him as the only horse to run in all three legs of a revised Triple Crown amid COVID-19 this year. Read More...

Thundering Blue Suffers Fatal Injury at Goodwood

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
The listed 1 1/4-mile Tote Foundation Stakes, which was won by Anna Nerium, was marred by a fatal leg injury suffered by Thundering Blue, a popular stalwart of trainer David Menuisier's local yard. Read More...

Racing Industry Leader Tony Chamblin Dies at 81

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Chamblin was at the helm of major organizations at pivotal times in American racing. Read More...

Delaware County Fair: Fighting Evil, Treasure Gems K shine in Standardbred

DRF | 13 hours ago
A pair of Standardbred events for 2-year-old fillies of both gaits took place on the undercard of the Jugette on Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware County Fair, with wins going to pacer Fighting Evil and trotter Treasure Gems K. Read More...

Delaware County Fair: Fighting Evil, Treasure Gems K shine in Standardbred

DRF | 13 hours ago
A pair of Standardbred events for 2-year-old fillies of both gaits took place on the undercard of the Jugette on Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware County Fair, with wins going to pacer Fighting Evil and trotter Treasure Gems K. Read More...

Harrah’s Hoosier: Pick 5 analysis for Friday 9/25

DRF | 14 hours ago
Harrah's Hoosier Park will put forth a spectacular 15-race card on Friday, September 25 that includes seven stakes worth at least $100,000. Guaranteed wagers are offered in the 12th and 13th races, with a $25,000 Superfecta promise, and the 15th race with a $15,000 Hoosier High 5 pool. All three of those pools are part of the late Pick 5 which is highlighted below. Read More...

Harrah’s Hoosier: Pick 5 analysis for Friday 9/25

DRF | 14 hours ago
Harrah's Hoosier Park will put forth a spectacular 15-race card on Friday, September 25 that includes seven stakes worth at least $100,000. Guaranteed wagers are offered in the 12th and 13th races, with a $25,000 Superfecta promise, and the 15th race with a $15,000 Hoosier High 5 pool. All three of those pools are part of the late Pick 5 which is highlighted below. Read More...

DRF’s Horse Racing Playbook for Thursday, September 24, 2020

DRF | 14 hours ago
Daily Racing Form has served as the most trusted source of news and information about the sport since 1894, and moving forward we have decided to provide a free daily playbook; something that both hardcore horseplayers and casual observers can reference to get informed of each day's action. Read More...

DRF’s Horse Racing Playbook for Thursday, September 24, 2020

DRF | 14 hours ago
Daily Racing Form has served as the most trusted source of news and information about the sport since 1894, and moving forward we have decided to provide a free daily playbook; something that both hardcore horseplayers and casual observers can reference to get informed of each day's action. Read More...

Harrah’s Philadelphia: Liberty Bell series kicks off for fillies

DRF | 14 hours ago
The Liberty Bell stakes series commenced its annual fall run at Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon, with over $160,000 in purses offered to 2-year-old fillies on both gaits. Read More...

Harrah’s Philadelphia: Liberty Bell series kicks off for fillies

DRF | 14 hours ago
The Liberty Bell stakes series commenced its annual fall run at Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon, with over $160,000 in purses offered to 2-year-old fillies on both gaits. Read More...

Racing Executive Tony Chamblin Endorses WHOA

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Chamblin is former executive director of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and was president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International. Read More...

Game Winner Retired to Lane’s End

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
The son of Candy Ride was an undefeated champion at 2 and a graded stakes winner at 3. He was retired with $2,027,500 in career earnings. Game Winner will be available for inspection in the coming weeks and a stud fee will be determined. Read More...

Meadowlands: Analysis for Friday 9/25

DRF | 14 hours ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 9/25 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Meadowlands: Analysis for Friday 9/25

DRF | 14 hours ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 9/25 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Woodbine Mohawk Park: Analysis for Friday 9/25

DRF | 15 hours ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Friday 9/25 card at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Read More...

Yonkers: Analysis for Friday 9/25

DRF | 15 hours ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Friday 9/25 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Harrah’s Philadelphia: Analysis for Friday 9/25

DRF | 15 hours ago
James Witherite's analysis of the Friday 9/25 card at Harrah's Phiuladelphia. Read More...

Maxfield comienza el camino a su reaparecida en Churchill Downs

DRF | 15 hours ago
Maxfield, uno de los mejores prospectos en la ruta al Kentucky Derby (G1) del pasado 5 de septiembre, regresó al establo de su entrenador Brendan Walsh en Churchill Downs luego de haber culminado el proceso de rehabilitación de la lesión que lo dejó fu... Read More...

What’s Going On Here: One in a Million

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Starship Jubilee reminds us that all sale yearlings don’t ‘tick all of the boxes.’ Read More...

Well-Bred Biogenic’s First Step in Realizing Potential

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Airdrie Stud's first-crop yearling sire is by Tapit out of Airdrie's homebred champion Biofuel. Biogenic has four yearlings being offering during Book 6 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Read More...

Australia: Win streaks on the line in Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley

DRF | 16 hours ago
Bella Vella has compiled a four-race winning streak since March, a span highlighted by a victory in a Group 1 sprint in May. Fabergino has also won her last four starts since October and won her group stakes debut in a Group 3 in May. The two Australi... Read More...

Game Winner officially retired; will stand at Lane’s End

DRF | 16 hours ago
Eclipse Award champion juvenile Game Winner, who last raced in July 2019, has officially been retired from racing and will enter stud next year at Lane’s End Farm. Read More...

New whip rules start in California Oct. 1

DRF | 16 hours ago
Jockeys in California will ride under new rules that will greatly restrict the use of whips, beginning on Oct. 1. Read More...

Gamine will keep to one turn through end of year

DRF | 16 hours ago
Gamine, the beaten favorite in the Kentucky Oaks earlier this month, will return to one-turn racing for the remainder of the year, with the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Keeneland on Nov. 7 her next target, trainer Bob Baffert said Wednesday morning at Santa Anita. Read More...

Delaware County Fair: Action Uncle trots another world record mile in his OBC division

DRF | 16 hours ago
Action Uncle came in to the Ohio Breeders Championships (OBC) for 3-year-old male trotters at the Delaware County Fair with the world record for a 3-year-old colt trotter on a half-mile track of 1:53 2/5, set on June 13 of this year at Northfield Park. It's Academic took that mark away by winning Wednesday afternoon's first $48,241 grouping in 1:53 1/5, but Action Uncle reclaimed his spot at the top of the charts later in the day, stepping off a 1:52 4/5 mile. Read More...

Oleksandra, back from injury, making a run at Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 16 hours ago
Oleksandra, the Australian-bred mare who beat males in the Grade 1 Jaipur at Belmont in June, is back in training at Belmont Park and could return to the work tab by the end of September, trainer Neil Drysdale said. Read More...

United works right back for John Henry

DRF | 16 hours ago
United will seek to make amends for his lone loss this year when he starts as a heavy favorite on Saturday in the Grade 2, $200,000 John Henry Turf Championship, a 1 1/4-mile grass race for which he tuned up on Wednesday morning at Santa Anita with a t... Read More...

Sweet Bye and Bye tries for breakthrough in Noble Damsel

DRF | 16 hours ago
Sweet Bye and Bye has won seven of 16 starts but she is still in search of her first non-restricted stakes victory. She tries to achieve that in Saturday's Grade 3, $100,000 Noble Damsel Stakes at Belmont. Read More...

Rispoli ranging up alongside Prat

DRF | 16 hours ago
Nine months into his American career, jockey Umberto Rispoli is positioned to win the riding title at the Santa Anita autumn meeting that begins on Friday, if he can get past his friend and rival Flavien Prat. Read More...

With Volatile out of race, Terranova has two entered in Vosburgh

DRF | 16 hours ago
As expected, Saturday's Grade 2, $150,00 Vosburgh Stakes took on a dramatically different look following the announcement on Monday that Volatile, the premier sprinter in the country, was retired due to a hairline fracture of his right front cannon bone. Read More...

Russian Camelot continues drive to top in Underwood Stakes

DRF | 17 hours ago
Russian Camelot is an Irish-bred colt who rose to prominence in Australian racing earlier this year with an impressive win in the Group 1 South Australian Derby in May. The win pushed Russian Camelot to the top of the future-book market for the Group 1 Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse on Nov. 3, a position he can solidify with a win in Saturday's Group 1 Underwood Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne. Read More...