The Daily Racing Form (DRF) is a tabloid newspaper founded in 1894 in Chicago, Illinois by Frank Brunell. The paper publishes the past performances of race horses as a statistical service for bettors on horse racing in the United States.
In cooperation with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the National Turf Writers Association, the Daily Racing Form selects the winners of the annual Eclipse Awards.
In 1922, the DRF publishing company was sold to Moses Annenberg's Triangle Publications, which would eventually be owned by Walter Annenberg. The Daily Racing Form currently is owned by Arlington Capital Partners (since late 2007), and is based at 708 3rd Avenue in New York City.
The DRF's publisher is Steven Crist, a former editor of the Harvard Lampoon and a reporter and columnist for the New York Times. Several DRF employees have included cartoonist Pierre Bellocq (aka: Peb), columnist Joe Hirsch, and longtime business manager Louis Iverson. Iverson reported to Annenberg for most of his tenure and was described as a manager who "threw nickels around like they were manhole covers".
The Daily Racing Form currently publishes 30 editions daily.
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... The Eclipse Award for Champion Older Female Horse is an American Thoroughbred horse racing honor ... In 1936 both the Turf Sports Digest magazine and Daily Racing Form (DRF) began naming an annual champion ... Starting in 1950, the Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA) began naming its own champion ...
... Awards when championships were determined by the Daily Racing Form, Turf and Sports Digest magaine and the Thoroughbred Racing Association ... Tosmah was named champion by Daily Racing Form and Turf and Sports Digest, while Castle Forbes took the rival Thoroughbred Racing Association award ...
... However, two Daily Racing Form clockers claimed the time was 1532⁄5, which would have broken the track record (154 by Cañonero II) ... and is responsible for maintaining Preakness records, discarded both the electronic and Daily Racing Form times and recognized 1542⁄5 as the official time ... However, Daily Racing Form, for the first time in history, printed its own clocking of 1532⁄5 next to the official time in the chart of the race ...
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