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3hMike Welsch

Mshawish beats Valid to the wire in Donn 'Cap

Under a perfectly judged ride by John Velazquez, Mshawish rated within easy striking distance of the early pacesetter Financial Modeling in Saturday's Donn Handicap at Gulfstream.

4hJay Privman

Hoppertunity disappoints Imperative in San Antonio

Hoppertunity ended his losing streak, but Imperative suffered a heartbreaking defeat, as Hoppertunity prevailed by a nose in a thrilling stretch drive in the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes.

5hSteve Andersen

Songbird a clear winner

Songbird was as brilliant in Saturday's $300,345 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita as she was in any of her four wins that led to her title of outstanding 2-year-old filly of 2015.

6hMarty McGee

Lukes Alley gets up in time to win Turf 'Cap

Lukes Alley won his first stakes on turf and his first Grade 1 by wearing down Shining Copper in a hard-fought 34th running of the Grade 1, $350,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.

Benoit Photo
5hJay Privman

Baffert's Mor Spirit proves best in Lewis

Mor Spirit made an appropriate stop along the Derby trail on Saturday at Santa Anita by capturing the Grade 3, $150,345 Robert Lewis Stakes.

Kenny Martin/Coglianese Photos
7hMike Welsch

Power Alert, rider Leparoux back to winning ways

Power Alert reunited with his favorite rider, Julien Leparoux, and the combination clicked again when pairing up for a neck decision over Amelia's Wild Ride in the Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint.

7hMarty McGee

'Tammy' gets out early, stays there for victory

Jockey Joel Rosario made an early decision that proved key to victory Saturday when Tammy the Torpedo led throughout in the 73rd running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Suwanee River.

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7hMike Welsch

Tommy Macho shows his muscle in Hooper victory

Tommy Macho drew off to a convincing 3-3/4-length victory over stablemate Stanford in the Fred W. Hooper for older horses Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

Race of the Day: Sunday, Feb. 7 (6:52)
Lauren King/Coglianese Photos
7hMarty McGee

Lady Shipman a winner in stakes at Gulfstream

Lady Shipman made a splashy return to the races Saturday by easily winning the $75,000 Ladies' Turf Sprint, the first of six stakes on the big Donn Handicap card at Gulfstream Park.

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11hNicole Russo

American Pharoah to begin stud career

Triple Crown champion American Pharoah will begin his stud career this month at Coolmore's Ashford Stud in Kentucky.

Benoit Photo
1dJay Hovdey

Hovdey: Football, racing have common pedigrees

Everyone has their favorite, but for my money, the most dramatic -- and hilarious -- intersection of horse racing and football came on the final turn of the 1996 Preakness Stakes.

1dMike Welsch

Pletcher trio takes shot at Keen Ice in Donn 'Cap

Keen Ice is the only member of the eight-horse Donn field currently considered among the nation's elite in the handicap division, and as such, he'll carry the high weight of 121 pounds.

Race of the Day: Saturday, Feb. 6 (7:26)
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1dMarcus Hersh

Pancake takes Broussard Stakes by a nose

Pancake broke from post 11 under Manny Esquivel and briefly was stacked wide around the clubhouse turn to start Fridays Broussard Stakes at Fair Grounds.

Weekend Warrior: Donn Handicap (6:32)
Shigeki Kikkawa
1dJay Privman

I Will Score stretches out for Robert Lewis

Proven distance form will meet keen sprint speed when Mor Spirit takes on I Will Score as seven 3-year-olds try to keep their Derby dreams alive in Saturday's Robert B. Lewis Stakes.

NYRA/Adam Coglianese
2dJay Hovdey

Hovdey: A superlative Saturday

The hefty San Antonio purse was earmarked to attract a horse like Dortmund, instead the nine furlongs will be a toss-up between Imperative and Hoppertunity. That is just one highlight this Sat.

Leslie Martin/Coglianese Photos
1dMike Welsch

Big expectations for Ami's Flatter in Hooper

The lightly raced but talented Ami's Flatter will get the opportunity to prove just that when he takes on a strong field that includes Tommy Macho and Wildcat Red in Saturday's Hooper Stakes.

Weekend Warrior: San Marcos Stakes (4:07)
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1dMarty McGee

Tammy the Torpedo set for Suwannee River

Chad Brown pulled off a remarkable feat last Saturday at Gulfstream Park by winning the Sweetest Chant Stakes for the fifth straight year.

Weekend Warrior: San Antonio Stakes (3:30)

DRF Podcast: Feb. 5, 2016

Pete and Mike recap highlight from the National Handicapping Championship, look ahead to four stakes races on Saturday, and Matt Bernier joins to discuss Super Bowl 50.

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2dDavid Grening

Dylan Davis may not have torn labrum

Upon further review, jockey Dylan Davis might not have a torn labrum after all and could return to the saddle much sooner than originally thought.


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Former Indiana Horse Racing Comm. exec dir Joe Gorajec on uneasy co-existence of policing & marketing. Expert discussion follows, & Barry on being SO CLOSE to Eclipse Awards.

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3dMarty McGee

'Pizza Man' looks to be on time in Turf 'Cap

On Saturday, The Pizza Man embarks on what owner Richard Papiese hopes will be another huge year when making his 7-year-old debut as the favorite in the Gulfstream Turf Handicap.

AP Photo/Garry Jones
2dMarcus Hersh

Frosted romps in Dubai World Cup prep

Frosted romped to victory in the $250,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 on Thursday night at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, looking like a major contender for the $10 million Dubai World Cup.

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
2dPeter Thomas Fornatale

60-year-old Ernie Powers makes most of NHC opportunity

NHC Tour rookie Ernie Powers made the most of a great opportunity at last weekend's NHC, parlaying an online entry on NHCQualify.com into $54,000 at the world's richest tournament.

Meadowlands Pick 5 carryover (6:48)
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3dJay Hovdey

Hovdey: Cal Cup winners set to shine

It feels strange to suggest that no fewer than three and maybe even four of the five winners of Cal Cup races at Santa Anita Park last Saturday could be heard from in large ways down the line.

NYRA/Adam Coglianese
4dMarty McGee

Keen Ice has eye on Dubai

Keen Ice, who blew out working for the Donn Handicap last Saturday by going five furlongs in 1:00.20, will carry the high weight of 121 pounds in the Grade 1 event.

DRF Weekend wrap (6:11)
4dMike Welsch

Mohaymen clear winner in Holy Bull Stakes

Mohaymen left little doubt that he is the leading Kentucky Derby contender stabled on the East Coast after rolling to a convincing victory over Greenpointcrusader in Saturday's Grade 2 Holy Bull.

Chrome's near miss (0:56)
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5dSteve Andersen

California Chrome works for start in in Dubai

California Chrome worked a half-mile in 48 seconds at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai Sunday, his first workout since arriving in the country on Jan. 22 for a two-race campaign in coming months.

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4dMike Welsch

Awesome Banner comes up big in Swale Stakes

Awesome Banner kept his record perfect after registering his third one-sided victory in as many starts, a five-length decision over Economic Model in Saturday's Grade 2 Swale at Gulfstream Park.

DRF Weekend wrap: Withers Stakes (5:06)
4dMarty McGee

'Cathryn' great in Forward Gal

Cathryn Sophia rolled to a 5-1/2-length victory Saturday in the 40th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Forward Gal Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

4dDavid Grening

Toboggan Stakes the right decision for Sassicaia

Sassicaia, who was not entered in the Toboggan the first two times it was scheduled, found his way to the entry box and then found his way through a small hole in deep stretch to win by a neck.

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