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Scioto: Power-packed Invitationals take the Friday spotlight

DRF | 6 hours ago
The Grand Circuit focus on Friday (August 19) will be on Scioto Downs as it presents a 15-race card that includes a pair of $100,000 Invitationals for older pacers. The headline attractions are perhaps Ohio native Charlie May in the #Senditin for the b... Read More...

Pocono: Hambletonian winner, rematch between Beach Glass and Bythemissal highlight stellar card

DRF | 6 hours ago
Coming off one of the greatest days of his training career, Jim Campbell is quite cautious heading into Saturday's Sun Stakes at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono with Hambletonian champion Cool Papa Bell. Read More...

Harrah’s Hoosier Park: Rollin Rosie rocks in Indiana Sires Stakes

DRF | 6 hours ago
Rollin Rosie followed along on the inside and then had a strong kick after angling out in the lane to win the single $134,000 Indiana Sires Stakes dash for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Thursday night at Harrah's Hoosier Park. Read More...

Golden Rocket takes Statue of Liberty as longest shot on the board

DRF | 11 hours ago
Golden Rocket, a former lower-level claimer making her first start against New York-bred opposition, rallied strongly down the center of the track under apprentice Jose Gomez to spring a 33-1 upset by a half-length over Royal Dancer on Thursday at Sara... Read More...

Golden Rocket takes Statue of Liberty as longest shot on the board

DRF | 11 hours ago
Golden Rocket, a former lower-level claimer making her first start against New York-bred opposition, rallied strongly down the center of the track under apprentice Jose Gomez to spring a 33-1 upset by a half-length over Royal Dancer on Thursday at Sara... Read More...

Two longshots result in Friday pick-six carryover of $167K

DRF | 11 hours ago
Upsets by Golden Rocket ($68.50) and Sell Something ($54.50) in Thursday’s last two races triggered a pick-six carryover of $167,611 into Friday’s card. Read More...

DRF’s Horse Racing Playbook for Friday, August 19, 2022

DRF | 11 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...

Two longshots result in Friday pick-six carryover of $167K

DRF | 11 hours ago
Upsets by Golden Rocket ($68.50) and Sell Something ($54.50) in Thursday’s last two races triggered a pick-six carryover of $167,611 into Friday’s card. Read More...

DRF’s Horse Racing Playbook for Friday, August 19, 2022

DRF | 11 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...

HISA submits modified medication rules to FTC

DRF | 12 hours ago
The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority submitted a highly modified batch of rules dealing with its anti-doping and medication control program to the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday night. Read More...

HISA submits modified medication rules to FTC

DRF | 12 hours ago
The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority submitted a highly modified batch of rules dealing with its anti-doping and medication control program to the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday night. Read More...

Baze’s planned Thursday return delayed

DRF | 13 hours ago
Jockey Tyler Baze, who was scheduled to return to action Thursday at Del Mar after taking last week off to attend to “personal matters,” was not allowed to ride because a prerace test revealed traces of a medication he was temporarily prescribed for hi... Read More...

Baze’s planned Thursday return delayed

DRF | 13 hours ago
Jockey Tyler Baze, who was scheduled to return to action Thursday at Del Mar after taking last week off to attend to “personal matters,” was not allowed to ride because a prerace test revealed traces of a medication he was temporarily prescribed for hi... Read More...

Alpinista grinds out another Group 1 in Yorkshire Oaks; points for Arc

DRF | 14 hours ago
Alpinista won her fifth Group 1 in a row, adding an English race, the Yorkshire Oaks on Friday at York Racecourse, to top-level tallies in Germany last year and France to start the 5-year-old mare’s season. Read More...

Alpinista grinds out another Group 1 in Yorkshire Oaks; points for Arc

DRF | 14 hours ago
Alpinista won her fifth Group 1 in a row, adding an English race, the Yorkshire Oaks on Friday at York Racecourse, to top-level tallies in Germany last year and France to start the 5-year-old mare’s season. Read More...

Two grooms arrested on drug-related felonies

DRF | 14 hours ago
Two grooms, both employees of trainer Charlton Baker, were arrested Thursday in their dorm room on the backstretch of Saratoga Racecourse and face multiple charges related to possession of a large quantity of cocaine, according to the Saratoga Springs ... Read More...

Two grooms arrested on drug-related felonies

DRF | 14 hours ago
Two grooms, both employees of trainer Charlton Baker, were arrested Thursday in their dorm room on the backstretch of Saratoga Racecourse and face multiple charges related to possession of a large quantity of cocaine, according to the Saratoga Springs ... Read More...

Australia: Forbidden Love faces fresh foes in Winx Stakes

DRF | 15 hours ago
Early year campaigns in Australia did not end well in April for Anamoe, Fangirl, and Mo’unga, three well established runners who return from layoffs in the Group 1 Winx Stakes at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney across American time zones on Friday. Read More...

Australia: Forbidden Love faces fresh foes in Winx Stakes

DRF | 15 hours ago
Early year campaigns in Australia did not end well in April for Anamoe, Fangirl, and Mo’unga, three well established runners who return from layoffs in the Group 1 Winx Stakes at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney across American time zones on Friday. Read More...

Ocho maduros miden fuerzas en el Governor’s Cup Stakes este viernes en Remington Park

DRF | 15 hours ago
Este viernes 19 el hipódromo de Remington Park abre sus puertas a un nuevo meeting, que se extenderá hasta el 17 de diciembre. El óvalo de Oklahoma City, OK presentará un interesante programa de nueve competencias, iniciando a las 8:07 PM (Hora del Est... Read More...

McAnally to be given Laffit Pincay Jr. Award

DRF | 15 hours ago
Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally will be honored with the Laffit Pincay, Jr., Award for service to racing in a ceremony at Del Mar on Aug. 27, the track announced earlier this week. Read More...

Bravo will try to pull upsets in Del Mar Oaks and CTT and TOC Stakes

DRF | 15 hours ago
Joe Bravo is taking a low-key approach with his two stakes mounts at Del Mar on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, Bravo rides the outsider Almost a Factor in the $100,000 CTT and TOC Handicap, and on Saturday he will be aboard Gracelund Gray in the Del M... Read More...

Woodbine Mohawk Park: Analysis for Saturday 8/20

DRF | 15 hours ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Saturday 8/20 card at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Read More...

With the Moonlight favored in Lake Placid despite quick turnaround

DRF | 15 hours ago
With the Moonlight will wheel back on just 13 days' rest while turning back in distance to a mile and one-sixteenth for the first time this season but still figures to go postward the solid favorite in Saturday's $200,000 Lake Placid Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Yonkers: Analysis for Saturday 8/20

DRF | 16 hours ago
Greg Reinhart's analysis of the Saturday 8/20 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Cabalgata de Ganadores: Remington Park, Agosto 19

DRF | 16 hours ago
Este viernes 19 de agosto el hipódromo de Remington Park, ubicado en la ciudad de Oklahoma, perteneciente al estado homónimo; iniciará su temporada 2022 para ejemplares purasangre con una jornada nocturna que contendrá 9 competencias, siendo la más des... Read More...

Nest and Secret Oath go at it again in Alabama Stakes

DRF | 16 hours ago
When Nest ran away to a 12 1/4-length victory over her Kentucky Oaks vanquisher Secret Oath in last month's Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks here, it felt like she ran right to the top of the 3-year-old filly division. Saturday, Nest will try to stay atop that perch when she faces Secret Oath and five others going 1 1/4 miles in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama Stakes. Read More...

Woodbine Mohawk Park: Rookie trotters set for Wellwood, Peaceful Way eliminations

DRF | 16 hours ago
Rookie trotters will take the spotlight Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park for the eliminations of the William Wellwood Memorial and Peaceful Way. Read More...

Red Shores: Posts drawn for Gold Cup & Saucer

DRF | 17 hours ago
After a dominating performance in Gold Cup and Saucer Trial two, Sintra has drawn post 9 for the C$100,000 final set for Saturday evening (Aug. 20) at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Read More...

Clement takes three shots at Smart N Fancy Stakes

DRF | 17 hours ago
Saturday, Lady Edith and Miss J McKay get another opportunity for a Saratoga stakes score when they run in the $150,000 Smart N Fancy Stakes going 5 1/2 furlongs on turf. Those two are part of three-ply uncoupled entry from trainer Christophe Clement, ... Read More...

Spendarella looks for first Grade 1 win in Del Mar Oaks

DRF | 17 hours ago
Spendarella's runner-up finish at Royal Ascot in June is among the reasons she was sent here this week for Saturday's Grade 1, $300,000 Del Mar Oaks, in which she surely will be favored in a full field of 14 on the turf Saturday. Read More...

Harness: Profile of trainer Annie Stoebe

DRF | 17 hours ago
Eight years ago a then 26-year-old Annie Stoebe had no idea she would even be in the Standardbred racing industry no less winning a prestigious Grand Circuit race like the Jim Doherty Memorial at The Meadowlands. The trainer of Instagram Model has comp... Read More...

Sir Prancelot colt, filly top Northern California sale

DRF | 17 hours ago
Average prices for yearlings declined at Wednesday’s Northern California yearling and horses of racing age sale at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton. Read More...

Dean and Patti Reeves having a meet to remember

DRF | 18 hours ago
One of the more regular sights thus far during the current Saratoga meet has been Dean Reeves and his wife Patti greeting another horse in the winner’s circle. The couple, who race under the nom de course of Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, both on their ow... Read More...

Tam Tricky, Lutes Lil Gift rematched in sprint

DRF | 19 hours ago
Tam Tricky finished behind Lutes Lil Gift in a $15,000 claimer for fillies and mares nonwinners of two at Emerald Downs on July 29. But in the rematch on Saturday at Emerald, Tam Tricky's advantageous post position may give her the edge over Lutes Lil Gift. Read More...

Juveniles prep for Grade 1s in Soaring Free, Catch a Glimpse

DRF | 19 hours ago
Poulin in O T and Helluva Holiday will both try the turf for the first time in separate 2-year-old stakes on Saturday at Woodbine, 6 1/2-furlong races which are preps for next month's Grade 1 Summer and Grade 1 Natalma stakes. Read More...

Red Knobs goes from claim box to Canadian Derby

DRF | 19 hours ago
Last year, Uncharacteristic, who was claimed by trainer Robert VanOverschot for $8,000, parlayed a win in the $100,000 Manitoba Derby into a victory in the Grade 3 Canadian Derby. Trainer Robertino Diodoro is hoping to duplicate the feat with Red Knobs... Read More...

FanDuel Racing pick seven play for Aug. 20, 2022

DRF | 19 hours ago
Kenny Peck's pick seven play for Saturday evening at FanDuel Racing. Read More...

Chad Brown arrested on charges of ‘obstruction of breathing’

DRF | 20 hours ago
Chad Brown, a four-time winner of the Eclipse Award as champion trainer, was arrested by Saratoga police on Wednesday night and faces a charge of “obstruction of breathing” related to a domestic dispute, according to sources. Read More...

The Meadows: Lousain Bolt hopes to sprint for gold in Friday’s PA Sire Stakes

DRF | 21 hours ago
Lousain Bolt will be sprinting for his own gold in Friday's $160,618 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for freshman colt and gelding pacers at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows. He's drawn post 2 in race 1 with Yannick Gingras driving. Friday's card also features a $60,000 PA Stallion Series event for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers. First post is 5:10 PM. Read More...

Harrah’s Hoosier Park: Yo Beth D fastest in Indiana Sires Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Indiana Sires Stakes action returned to Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, August 17th as four divisions for 2-year-old trotters of both sexes highlighted the evening's 14-race card. The freshman trotters have now completed the third preliminary round of their six-round series as they look toward the $250,000 Super Finals slated for Oct. 14 at Harrah's Hoosier Park. Read More...

Grand River: Rookie pacing fillies compete in OSS Gold Series

DRF | 1 day ago
Ontario's top 2-year-old pacing fillies traveled to Grand River Raceway on Wednesday night for a pair of C$102,200 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold divisions. Read More...

Batavia: NYSS divisions won by Patsville, Gotthegreenlight

DRF | 1 day ago
Patsville and Gotthegreenlight both led at every call in winning their respective $57,000 New York Sire Stakes tests for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday evening at Batavia Downs. Read More...

Batavia: NYSS divisions won by Patsville, Gotthegreenlight

DRF | 1 day ago
Patsville and Gotthegreenlight both led at every call in winning their respective $57,000 New York Sire Stakes tests for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday evening at Batavia Downs. Read More...

Dakota Gold benefits from aggressive ride in Cab Calloway division of the NYSS

DRF | 1 day ago
After Dakota Gold was upset as the odds-on choice in the Rick Violette Stakes earlier in the meet, trainer Danny Gargan promised the strategy was to be more aggressive when the New York-bred returned Wednesday in the $150,000 Cab Calloway Division of t... Read More...