http://www.drf.com/feeds/articles-of-track en Woodbine Mohawk Park: Tall Dark Stranger stays perfect with OSS Gold Series win http://www.drf.com/news/woodbine-mohawk-park-tall-dark-stranger-stays-perfect-oss-gold-series-win Tall Dark Stranger passed another test on Friday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park as the talented 2-year-old colt pacer won his C$108,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series flight in 1:51 2/5, running his record to three-for-three. Examiner Hanover won the other grouping, getting his first stakes triumph. Harness Woodbine Mohawk Park: Tall Dark Stranger stays perfect with OSS Gold Series win 1566017862 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 03:13:29 +0000 Greg Reinhart 470531 at http://www.drf.com Tall Dark Stranger made a succesful debut in the Ontario Sires Stakes program New Image Media <p>Tall Dark Stranger passed another test on Friday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park as the talented 2-year-old colt pacer won his C$108,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series flight in 1:51 2/5, running his record to three-for-three.  Examiner Hanover won the other grouping, getting his first stakes triumph.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/woodbine-mohawk-park-tall-dark-stranger-stays-perfect-oss-gold-series-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Scioto: Weslynn Quest lowers track record in Ohio Sires Stakes upset http://www.drf.com/news/scioto-weslynn-quest-lowers-track-record-ohio-sires-stakes-upset Heather Vansickle’s Weslynn Quest set a new track standard of 1:53 3/5 in her $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes division on Friday night, August 16 at Scioto Downs. Harness Scioto: Weslynn Quest lowers track record in Ohio Sires Stakes upset 1566013077 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 03:12:00 +0000 470534 at http://www.drf.com Weslynn Quest set a track record at Scioto on Friday evening Conrad Photo <p>Heather Vansickle’s Weslynn Quest set a new track standard of 1:53 3/5 in her $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes division on Friday night, August 16 at Scioto Downs.<br /><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/scioto-weslynn-quest-lowers-track-record-ohio-sires-stakes-upset" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Harrah's Hoosier Park: Three-year-old pacing males tussle in Indiana Sires Stakes http://www.drf.com/news/harrahs-hoosier-park-three-year-old-pacing-males-tussle-indiana-sires-stakes Little Rocket Man and Rockie Got Framed were victorious in the two $50,000 divisions of the fifth leg of Indiana Sires Stakes action for sophomore pacing colts and geldings on Friday night at Harrah's Hoosier Park. Harness Harrah's Hoosier Park: Three-year-old pacing males tussle in Indiana Sires Stakes 1566017551 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 03:11:00 +0000 Greg Reinhart 470537 at http://www.drf.com Little Rocket Man got the nod in a blanket finish Linscott Photography <p>Little Rocket Man and Rockie Got Framed were victorious in the two $50,000 divisions of the fifth leg of Indiana Sires Stakes action for sophomore pacing colts and geldings on Friday night at Harrah's Hoosier Park.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/harrahs-hoosier-park-three-year-old-pacing-males-tussle-indiana-sires-stakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Siberian Iris takes advantage of speed duel in CTT and TOC Stakes http://www.drf.com/news/preview/siberian-iris-takes-advantage-speed-duel-ctt-and-toc-stakes The opportunities for Siberian Iris to run 11 furlongs are few and far between, so trainer Richard Mandella for months had pointed to the CTT and TOC Stakes on Friday at Del Mar. What he couldn’t have anticipated, though, was the silly pace duel that developed up front, one that made Siberian Iris’s task that much easier. Race Recap Siberian Iris Siberian Iris takes advantage of speed duel in CTT and TOC Stakes 1566009890 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2019-08-16T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:7:"Del Mar";s:16:"field_track_code";s:3:"DMR";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"7";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Sat, 17 Aug 2019 02:31:47 +0000 Jay Privman 470528 at http://www.drf.com Siberian Iris (No. 4), with Rafael Bejarano riding, wins the CTT and TOC Stakes by a neck over Over Thinking. Benoit Photo <p>DEL MAR, Calif. – The opportunities for Siberian Iris to run 11 furlongs are few and far between, so trainer Richard Mandella for months had pointed to the $85,000 CTT and TOC Stakes on Friday at Del Mar. What he couldn’t have anticipated, though, was the silly pace duel that developed up front, one that made Siberian Iris’s task that much easier.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/siberian-iris-takes-advantage-speed-duel-ctt-and-toc-stakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Another Miracle pulls away in Skidmore to become American Pharoah's first U.S. stakes winner http://www.drf.com/news/preview/another-miracle-pulls-away-skidmore-become-american-pharoahs-first-us-stakes-winner Another Miracle not only showed off his affinity for the turf but gave his sire, American Pharoah, his first stakes winner in the United States by rallying to an impressive 1 3/4-length victory while making his grass debut in Friday’s $100,000 Skidmore Stakes at Saratoga. Race Recap Another Miracle Montauk Daddy Proven Strategies Another Miracle pulls away in Skidmore to become American Pharoah's first U.S. stakes winner 1565993766 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2019-08-16T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:8:"Saratoga";s:16:"field_track_code";s:3:"SAR";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"9";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Fri, 16 Aug 2019 22:16:06 +0000 Mike Welsch 470527 at http://www.drf.com In three starts, Another Miracle has won on both turf and dirt. Debra A. Roma <p>SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Another Miracle not only showed off his affinity for the turf but gave his sire, American Pharoah, his first stakes winner in the United States by rallying to an impressive 1 3/4-length victory over Proven Strategies while making his grass debut in Friday’s $100,000 Skidmore Stakes at Saratoga.</p> <p>Both the winner and runner-up of the Skidmore are owned in part by Leonard Green - Another Miracle in partnership with Jonathan Green and Proven Strategies with Aron Yagoda and the newly formed Empire Racing Club.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/another-miracle-pulls-away-skidmore-become-american-pharoahs-first-us-stakes-winner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> TimeformUS Saratoga Horses in Focus for Saturday, August 17, 2019 http://www.drf.com/news/preview/timeformus-saratoga-horses-focus-saturday-august-17-2019 TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Saturday's card at Saratoga. Handicapping Blowout Nakamura Street Band Yankee Empire TimeformUS Saratoga Horses in Focus for Saturday, August 17, 2019 1565990095 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2019-08-17T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:8:"Saratoga";s:16:"field_track_code";s:3:"SAR";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"1";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:13:22 +0000 David Aragona 470524 at http://www.drf.com <p><strong>Race 1: Yankee Empire (#7)</strong><br /> Had significant trouble in his debut when steadied repeatedly after breaking slowly.<br /> Has the pedigree to handle turf as a son of turf influence Cairo Prince out of a dam who is a half-sister to a turf stakes winner.<br /> May play out as the controlling speed here in a race primarily filled with less experienced runners.<br /> <strong>7-2 on ML</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/timeformus-saratoga-horses-focus-saturday-august-17-2019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Woodbine Mohawk Park: Monday 8/19 Analysis http://www.drf.com/news/woodbine-mohawk-park-monday-819-analysis Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 8/19 card at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Harness Woodbine Mohawk Park: Monday 8/19 Analysis 1565988603 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:50:03 +0000 Garnet Barnsdale 470522 at http://www.drf.com <p><strong>Best Bet – </strong>CT CONABRA (1ST)<br /> <strong>Spot Play – </strong>CAMS TUX (8TH)<br /> <strong>Meet Stats – 193– 566 / $1,017.40 (-$114.60)<br /> Best Bets – 31 – 55 / $93.50 (-$16.50)<br /> Spot Plays – 14 – 54 / $71.20 (- $36.80)<br /> Pick 5 – 1/2,3,6/2,3/2,4/5,7,10 = $7.20<br /> Early Pick 4 – 2,4/5,7,10/3,8/5,7,8 = $36<br /> Late Pick 4 – 5,7,8/3,6,7/4,6/4,5 = $36<br /> Race 1 – OSS Grassroots 3YO Colts and Geldings   – **$50K GTD Pick 5**</strong><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/woodbine-mohawk-park-monday-819-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Yonkers: Monday 8/19 Analysis http://www.drf.com/news/yonkers-monday-819-analysis-0 Greg Reinhart's analysis of the Monday 8/19 card at Yonkers Raceway. Harness Yonkers: Monday 8/19 Analysis 1565987971 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:39:31 +0000 Greg Reinhart 470520 at http://www.drf.com <p><strong>MEET STATS: 163 - 441 / $824.30 (-$57.70)<br /> BEST BETS: 18 - 39 / $56.10 (-$21.90)<br /> SPOT PLAYS: 9 - 39 / $50.40 (-$27.60)<br /> BEST BET-</strong>HYSTERIA (3rd)<br /> <strong>SPOT PLAY-</strong>DOROTHY'S LEGACY (8th)<br /> <strong>Race 1 - F&M NW2/25000LT Pace</strong><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/yonkers-monday-819-analysis-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A’Ali, Earthlight face off in Prix Morny http://www.drf.com/news/a%E2%80%99ali-earthlight-face-prix-morny Sunday’s Group 1 Prix Morny for 2-year-olds at six furlongs on turf at Deauville, France, will be the first-ever meeting between the colts A’Ali and Earthlight who approach the race in outstanding form after major stakes wins on the same course in the last month. International A’Ali Earthlight A’Ali, Earthlight face off in Prix Morny 1565986930 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2019-08-18T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:9:"Deauville";s:16:"field_track_code";s:3:"DEA";s:17:"field_race_number";N;s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:22:10 +0000 Steve Andersen 470514 at http://www.drf.com <p>Sunday’s Group 1 Prix Morny for 2-year-olds at six furlongs on turf at Deauville, France, will be the first-ever meeting between the colts A’Ali and Earthlight who approach the race in outstanding form after major stakes wins on the same course in the last month.</p> <p>Earthlight, unbeaten in three starts, has won twice at Deauville, including the Group 3 Prix de Cabourg at six furlongs on July 28 in his group stakes debut. Trained by Andre Fabre for Godolphin Racing, Earthlight has been favored in all of his starts.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/a%E2%80%99ali-earthlight-face-prix-morny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hawthorne Harness: Sunday 8/18 Analysis http://www.drf.com/news/hawthorne-harness-sunday-818-analysis Jeremey Day's analysis of the Sunday 8/18 card at Hawthorne Harness. Harness Hawthorne Harness: Sunday 8/18 Analysis 1565984857 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 19:47:37 +0000 Jeremey Day 470512 at http://www.drf.com <p><strong>Best Bets: 3-9 / $18.60 (+$.60)<br /> Best Bet: </strong>ROCKINSWEETVICTORY (2nd)<br /> <strong>Spot Play:  </strong>LETSGOFORITALL (7th)<br /> <strong>Early P4 -7 with 7 with 1,3 with 3,5 = $2<br /> Late P4 – 3,5 with 2,7 with 4,6,7 with 1,2,7,8,9 = $30</strong><br /> <strong>Race 1 – NW2/10000 Lifetime</strong><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/hawthorne-harness-sunday-818-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p>