March 08, 2018
There might be a richer race at Santa Anita on Saturday, and there might be better races to come in the 3-year-old ranks this spring as Kentucky Derby Day nears, but it's hard to argue that the Grade 2, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes is not the race of the ...
Todd Pletcher can self-deprecate with the best of them. Ask him to talk about how he has won the Tampa Bay Derby five times, and he quickly downplays his domination. “I think I've been second in it more times than I've won it,” he said.
The Grade 2 Hillsborough jumped off the national stakes schedule as a good spot to start the year with a top-class turf filly or mare, and the result is one of the finest renewals in race history.
Many contest players this weekend will double as road warriors, with brick-and-mortar action in four states: New York, Florida, Nevada, and California.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner and Kentucky Derby hopeful Mendelssohn is expected to race for the first time as a 3-year-old Friday night at Dundalk in Ireland.
DRF National Handicapper Mike Watchmaker analyzes the Santa Anita Handicap, Tom Fool Handicap, Tampa Bay Derby.
After a rare unplaced finish in her last outing at Yonkers, 6-year-old mare Safe From Terror will look to rebound in Friday night’s (March 9) $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.
Gronkowski won the Road to the Kentucky Derby Conditions Stakes on Wednesday at Kempton Park in England, and became the co-leader in points on the European Road to the Kentucky Derby.
Primo Touch moves back to likely his best footing – turf – and looms a heavy favorite as the 125-pound highweight in Saturday's $30,000 Tempe Handicap.
March 07, 2018
Andy McCarthy has spent the past several years rising through the ranks of North America’s harness racing drivers, and the 31-year-old Aussie native is hoping to continue the trend when he returns later this month from his winter holiday.