http://www.drf.com/feeds/articles-of-track en Hawley hoping for Dubai World Cup invite for Hawaakom http://www.drf.com/news/preview/hawley-hoping-dubai-world-cup-invite-hawaakom After winning the Grade 3, $500,000 Razorback Handicap on Monday at Oaklawn, Hawaakom was headed back to his Fair Grounds base on Tuesday morning. But there could be a much bigger trip on the immediate horizon. Track Notes Hawaakom Hawley hoping for Dubai World Cup invite for Hawaakom 1519153266 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2018-02-19T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:12:"Oaklawn Park";s:16:"field_track_code";s:2:"OP";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"8";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:01:05 +0000 Mary Rampellini 431455 at http://www.drf.com Hawaakom's victory Monday in the Razorback Handicap has trainer Wes Hawley thinking big. Coady Photography/Oaklawn <p>HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – After winning the Grade 3, $500,000 Razorback Handicap on Monday at Oaklawn, Hawaakom was headed back to his Fair Grounds base on Tuesday morning. But there could be a much bigger trip on the immediate horizon.</p> <p>Trainer Wes Hawley said that if Hawaakom was extended an invitation to the $6 million Dubai World Cup, he would seriously consider running him.</p> <p>“It’s a mile and a quarter and my horse would definitely run that,” said Hawley, who owns Hawaakom with Steven Smoot.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/hawley-hoping-dubai-world-cup-invite-hawaakom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2018 Road to the Kentucky Derby: Southwest Stakes analysis http://www.drf.com/news/preview/2018-road-kentucky-derby-southwest-stakes-analysis Road to the Derby: Southwest Stakes analysis Race Recap Kentucky Derby My Boy Jack 2018 Road to the Kentucky Derby: Southwest Stakes analysis 1519152701 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2018-02-19T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:12:"Oaklawn Park";s:16:"field_track_code";s:2:"OP";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"9";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:38:39 +0000 Jay Privman 431450 at http://www.drf.com My Boy Jack earned a career-best Beyer Figure of 93 for winning the Southwest Stakes. Coady Photography/Oaklawn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2018 Road to the Derby: Southwest Stakes analysis </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jay Privman </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Grade 3, $500,000 Southwest Stakes; 1 1/16 miles; Oaklawn Park; Feb. 19, 2018</strong><br /> <em>(10 Derby qualifying points for a win, 4 for second, 2 for third, 1 for fourth)</em></p> <p><strong>Winner:</strong> My Boy Jack, by Creative Cause<br /> <strong>Trainer:</strong> Keith Desormeaux<br /> <strong>Jockey:</strong> Kent Desormeaux<br /> <strong>Owner:</strong> Don’t Tell My Wife Stables and Monomoy Stables LLC<br /> <strong>Beyer Speed Figure:</strong> 93</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/2018-road-kentucky-derby-southwest-stakes-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dylan Davis's growing success has father swelling with pride http://www.drf.com/news/preview/dylan-daviss-growing-success-has-father-swelling-pride Th ex-jockey Robbie Davis lives vicariously through his children, Dylan, Jackie and Katie, who ride at different tracks in the Northeast. Sunday, Robbie Davis was living large as he watched Dylan make a bit of history of his own, winning six races at Aqueduct, which tied a New York Racing Association record for most wins on a single card. Headlines Dylan Davis's growing success has father swelling with pride 1519152334 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:30:15 +0000 David Grening 431447 at http://www.drf.com Dylan Davis, the son of former jockey Robbie Davis, won six races on Sunday and three more on Monday, including the Hollie Hughes aboard My Boy Tate. Chelsea Durand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Grening </div> </div> </div> <p>OZONE PARK, N.Y. – It has been 16 years since Robbie Davis has ridden regularly in the afternoon. The now 56-year-old horse trainer still holds onto a dream of riding against his three children in a race.</p> <p>“I think I want to do it one time,” said Davis, whose balky knee forced him to cut short an abbreviated comeback in 2013. “It’ll make a bit of history. It’d be fun.”</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/dylan-daviss-growing-success-has-father-swelling-pride" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Prat wins Group 1 race – with a trotter http://www.drf.com/news/preview/prat-wins-group-1-race-%E2%80%93-trotter Jockey Flavien Prat can add Group 1-winning owner to his résumé – with a French trotter. Prat, whose family has a background in French Standardbred racing, is the owner of Folelli, who won Sunday's Group 1 Prix Comte Pierre de Montesson Track Notes Prat wins Group 1 race – with a trotter 1519152092 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:20:14 +0000 Steve Andersen 431446 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steve Andersen </div> </div> </div> <p>ARCADIA, Calif. – Jockey Flavien Prat can add Group 1-winning owner to his résumé – with a French trotter.</p> <p>Prat, whose family has a background in French Standardbred racing, is the owner of Folelli, who won Sunday’s Group 1 Prix Comte Pierre de Montesson, a $240,000 race for 3-year-old fillies at Vincennes Racecourse in southeast Paris.</p> <p>Between workouts Sunday morning, Prat watched the race on his phone. Later that day, he beamed while discussing the accomplishments Folelli, who has won 4 of 9 starts, including two stakes.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/prat-wins-group-1-race-%E2%80%93-trotter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gluck study to address injury, illness in 2-year-olds http://www.drf.com/news/gluck-study-address-injury-illness-2-year-olds The University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center is conducting a study to examine the rate of injury and illness in North American 2-year-old Thoroughbreds in training. Industry News Gluck study to address injury, illness in 2-year-olds 1519149713 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:01:53 +0000 Nicole Russo 431442 at http://www.drf.com <p>The University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center is conducting <strong><a href="https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0SV0vLsh20PXhRP">a study</a></strong> to examine the rate of injury and illness in North American 2-year-old Thoroughbreds in training.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/gluck-study-address-injury-illness-2-year-olds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Santa Monica might get cream of female sprinting crop http://www.drf.com/news/preview/santa-monica-might-get-cream-female-sprinting-crop The Grade 2 Santa Monica Stakes for female sprinters March 24 at Santa Anita could feature an intriguing matchup among the stakes winners Paradise Woods, Selcourt, and Skye Diamonds. Track Notes Paradise Woods Selcourt Skye Diamonds Santa Monica might get cream of female sprinting crop 1519150205 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:26:13 +0000 Steve Andersen 431440 at http://www.drf.com Las Flores winner Selcourt may face Las Flores third-place finisher Skye Diamonds and Grade 1 winner Paradise Woods in the Santa Monica Stakes on March 24. Benoit Photo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steve Andersen </div> </div> </div> <p>ARCADIA, Calif. – The Grade 2 Santa Monica Stakes for female sprinters March 24 at Santa Anita could feature an intriguing matchup among the stakes winners Paradise Woods, Selcourt, and Skye Diamonds.</p> <p>Selcourt and Skye Diamonds were first and third in the Grade 3 Las Flores Stakes at six furlongs Sunday at Santa Anita. Paradise Woods, a two-time Grade 1 winner last year, recently resumed training after being sidelined earlier this year by illness and a minor foot ailment.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/santa-monica-might-get-cream-female-sprinting-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Prat picks up mount on World Approval for Kilroe Mile http://www.drf.com/news/preview/prat-picks-mount-world-approval-kilroe-mile Flavien Prat will ride Breeders' Cup Mile winner World Approval for the first time in the Grade 1 Frank Kilroe Mile on turf March 10 at Santa Anita, trainer Mark Casse said. Track Notes Om World Approval Prat picks up mount on World Approval for Kilroe Mile 1519150321 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:20:16 +0000 Steve Andersen 431439 at http://www.drf.com World Approval opened defense of his turf title by winning the Tampa Bay Stakes on Feb. 10. Tom Keyser <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steve Andersen </div> </div> </div> <p>ARCADIA, Calif. – Flavien Prat will ride Breeders’ Cup Mile winner World Approval for the first time in the Grade 1 Frank Kilroe Mile on turf March 10 at Santa Anita, trainer Mark Casse said.</p> <p>Prat won the Grade 3 Thunder Road Stakes on Feb. 10 at Santa Anita aboard Om, who will now be ridden by Mike Smith in the Kilroe Mile, trainer Dan Hendricks said.</p> <p>Smith has never ridden Om.</p> <p>“I’ve won a lot of big races with Mike,” Hendricks said.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/prat-picks-mount-world-approval-kilroe-mile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Feb. 13 - Feb. 15 http://www.drf.com/news/harness-sharp-horses-and-track-trends-feb-13-feb-15 Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Northfield, Dover, Yonkers and others. Harness Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Feb. 13 - Feb. 15 1519144909 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:41:49 +0000 Bob Pandolfo 431434 at http://www.drf.com <h2 align="center"> <strong>HAWTHORNE</strong></h2> <p>2/15: 0w, + closers, off track</p> <p> </p> <h2 align="center"> <strong>NORTHFIELD</strong></h2> <p>2/14: 10w, + speed, sloppy track</p> <p>2/13: 8w, + speed</p> <p><strong>DALLAS</strong><strong> SEELSTER*** -</strong></p> <p>Left from post 7, was parked the mile without cover, pressed the bias-aided winner from the half, appeared shaken off at headstretch but came on again gamely to just miss</p> <h2 align="center"> <strong>MIAMI</strong><strong> VALLEY</strong></h2> <p>2/13: 4w, no bias, off track</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/harness-sharp-horses-and-track-trends-feb-13-feb-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> For Bisono, 1,000 wins was so nice he went ahead and did it twice http://www.drf.com/news/preview/bisono-1000-wins-was-so-nice-he-went-ahead-and-did-it-twice John Bisono rode his 1,000th winner Saturday – for the second time. Bisono scored his 1,000th career victory in the United States on Saturday in the fifth race at Parx Racing aboard Irish Colonel for trainer Cal Lynch. Bisono was previously honored at Camerero racetrack in Puerto Rico for winning 1,000 races there. Headlines For Bisono, 1,000 wins was so nice he went ahead and did it twice 1519143947 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:56:13 +0000 Jim Dunleavy 431432 at http://www.drf.com John Bisono scored his 1,000th U.S. win on Saturday at Parx. He also has won 1,000 races in Puerto Rico. Taylor Ejdys/Equi-Photo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jim Dunleavy </div> </div> </div> <p>John Bisono rode his 1,000th winner Saturday – for the second time.</p> <p>Bisono scored his 1,000th career victory in the United States on Saturday in the fifth race at Parx Racing aboard Irish Colonel for trainer Cal Lynch. Bisono was previously honored at Camerero racetrack in Puerto Rico for winning 1,000 races there.</p> <p>Although Equibase credits Bisono with 821 wins in Puerto Rico, where he rode from 1997 to 2010, he says the correct figure is 1,055.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/bisono-1000-wins-was-so-nice-he-went-ahead-and-did-it-twice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships revived as 25-race bonus series http://www.drf.com/news/mid-atlantic-thoroughbred-championships-revived-25-race-bonus-series After a 16-year absence, the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships will return this year and offer a 25-race series that will run from mid-May to mid-September. Headlines Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships revived as 25-race bonus series 1519150600 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:16:13 +0000 Jim Dunleavy 431431 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jim Dunleavy </div> </div> </div> <p>After a 16-year absence, the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships will return this year and offer a 25-race series that will run from mid-May to mid-September.</p> <p>The championships are the result of a partnership between the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, its affiliates in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, seven racetracks, and the Pennsylvania HBPA.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/mid-atlantic-thoroughbred-championships-revived-25-race-bonus-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p>