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August 20, 2015
Days with lousy weather forecasts are very tricky to prepare for, especially for an avowed fan of grass racing such as myself. At the moment, it appears that rain might be starting Thursday evening and could return Friday. I'm going to simplify my life ...
As most of you probably know, I compile a list we call Sharp Horses and Track Trends for DRF Harness bi-weekly. It's a list of horses to watch and includes track biases. Sometimes I find it helpful to go back over the horses to see which ones won their ...
Prominent Kentucky breeder Kathryn Martin West died Tuesday in her Midway, Ky. residence at age 91. West and her late husband, Robert Smiser West, developed Waterford Farm in Midway, Ky., into a leading commercial breeding and consignment operation, ...
Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella has faith in the mare Beholder, a two-time Eclipse Award winner, facing males for the first time in her 19th start in the Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic on Saturday at Del Mar.
A week of upsets in Group 1 races continued at York Racecourse in England on Thursday when Pleascach (8-1) outran 15-8 favorite Covert Love to win the $522,600 Yorkshire Oaks for fillies and mares.
The two most prominent British handicapping outfits, The Racing Post and Timeform, took their assessment of American Pharoah to a giddy level after the colt won the Haskell at Monmouth Aug. 2. Timeform raised his overall rating to 136, the highest for ...
Finnegans Wake, winless in his last three starts, is in need of a win in the Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap.
Southern Solution lost his last two races by double digits, but he looks like the one they will have to catch and beat in a $15,000 claiming race for 3-year-olds and up that headlines the 10-race card Saturday at Emerald Downs.
A talented group of 3-year-old fillies, many of whom have been lightly raced and appear to just now be coming into their own, will square off in the Grade 3, $100,000 Monmouth Oaks on Saturday.
It’s a good thing Wild Dude has earned $404,667 this year. He is paying his way into the Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland this fall.