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Arkansas Derby, Blue Grass among next-race options for Confidence Game

Wed, 2023-03-08 15:07
Confidence Game, one-length winner of the Rebel Stakes on Feb. 25 at Oaklawn Park, is unlikely to run back March 25 in the Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds, where he is training. Trainer Keith Desormeaux is keeping options open for Confidence Game, who could run on April 1 in the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn, on April 8 in the Blue Grass at Keeneland, or train right into the Kentucky Derby. 

With rain in forecast, Golden Gate will race Thursday instead of Friday

Wed, 2023-03-08 14:59
With a forecast for significant rain on Friday, Golden Gate Fields will run an eight-race program on Thursday that was originally scheduled for Friday.

Yonkers: Analysis for Thursday 3/9

Tue, 2023-03-07 15:26
Greg Reinhart's analysis of the Friday 3/9 card at Yonkers Raceway.

Woodbine anunció su calendario clásico para esta temporada

Tue, 2023-03-07 15:25
El hipódromo canadiense ubicado en Toronto (Ontario), aliado fundamental de DRF y DRF en Español, tiene ya todo preparado para el inicio de su temporada 2023 que marcha desde la primavera hasta el otoño. 

Woodbine Mohawk Park: Analysis for Thursday 3/9

Tue, 2023-03-07 15:08
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 3/9 card at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

Hopf named senior director of racing at Colonial Downs

Tue, 2023-03-07 14:39
Frank Hopf, the former assistant general manager at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, has been hired as the senior director of racing for Colonial Downs in Virginia, the new owner of the track, Churchill Downs Inc., announced Tuesday.

New Mexico Commission discussing how to address incorrect Sunland disqualification

Tue, 2023-03-07 14:38
The New Mexico Racing Commission is exploring options to compensate horseplayers who were impacted by a race last Friday in which stewards at Sunland Park have acknowledged that they mistakenly disqualified a horse from second to fourth, according to the executive director of the commission.

Saratoga stakes schedule reduced by six stakes, more than $1.8 million

Tue, 2023-03-07 13:02
The New York Racing Association cut nearly $2 million in purse money and eliminated six ungraded events from the 2023 Saratoga stakes schedule it released Tuesday.

Woodbine Mohawk Park: 2023 major stakes nominations released

Tue, 2023-03-07 12:39
Woodbine Entertainment Tuesday (3/7) released the full list of horses nominated to this season's major stakes races at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

DRF's Horse Racing Playbook for Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Tue, 2023-03-07 11:18
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.

Road to the 2023 Kentucky Derby: John Battaglia Memorial analysis

Tue, 2023-03-07 10:56
Road to the 2023 Kentucky Derby: John Battaglia Memorial analysis

2023 Woodbine stakes schedule includes shorter Canadian International

Tue, 2023-03-07 10:45
Woodbine has announced its 2023 stakes schedule along with racing dates of April 22 to Dec. 10 for the 133-day meet. The program will offer more than $17 million in purses, including 39 graded stakes, five Grade 1 events, and two $1 million fixtures, the King’s Plate and Woodbine Mile.

February betting figures show handle decline in U.S. for second straight month

Mon, 2023-03-06 15:19
For the second straight month, total handle on U.S. Thoroughbred races in February declined despite a gain in the number of races held, according to figures released by Equibase on Monday, a trend that is signaling a decline in demand for betting on horse races nationwide.

El camino a las Kentucky Oaks continúa con algunas incertidumbres

Mon, 2023-03-06 14:44
A prácticamente dos meses para la disputa de las Kentucky Oaks 149, lo que en principio parecía una confrontación entre dos o tres potrancas se ha tornado en un cúmulo de sorpresas que han hecho difícil establecer proyecciones con respecto a la importante competencia del viernes 5 de mayo en Churchill Downs.

Women leaving their mark on racing, empowering next generation

Mon, 2023-03-06 14:16
International Women's Day, first celebrated in 1909, is a globally recognized day both celebrating the achievements of women and presenting a call to action for accelerating equity.Nine women holding various roles in the Thoroughbred industry share their thoughts on working as women in racing.

Australia: Sharp 4-year-olds look closely matched in handicap at Randwick

Mon, 2023-03-06 14:03
The 4-year-old geldings Kokoro and Jupitus, arguably in the best form of their careers, meet for the first time in a handicap at 7 3/4 furlongs on the infield Kensington course at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney on Tuesday.

Yonkers: Analysis for Tuesday 3/7

Mon, 2023-03-06 13:58
Matt Rose's analysis of the Tuesday 3/7 card at Yonkers Raceway.

Maryquitecontrary heads to Keeneland next for Madison Stakes

Mon, 2023-03-06 13:40
Local favorite Maryquitecontrary has been transferred from her trainer of record, Joe Catanese, to Shug McGaughey with an eye on heading to Kentucky to make her next start in the Grade 1 Madison at Keeneland on April 8.

Dance Macabre caps Danner's day with head victory in Herecomesthebride

Mon, 2023-03-06 13:33
It wasn’t just the familiar parade of Todds and Chads making multiple visits to the winner’s circle Saturday at Gulfstream. Kelsey Danner also made two such appearances, most notably after Danse Macabre pulled a 12-1 upset of the Grade 3 Herecomesthebride.

Former stablemates square off in allowance on turf

Mon, 2023-03-06 12:56
Stat and his former stablemate Freedom Matters, the only two Florida-breds in the field, figure among the leading contenders in Wednesday's $86,000 allowance feature at Gulfstream Park.