Thoroughbred News

I Am Invincible colt claims G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes

TDN | 56 mins ago
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 11:43 PM ET 4th at FLM (FLEMINGTON)G1 Coolmore Stud S. (A$500k)     Winner: Brazen Beau (Aus) by I Am Invincible (Aus) Waller And Moreira at it again ... Read More...

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TDN | 1 hour ago
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 11:23 PM ET Awe-inspiring performances were the order of the day during Friday's opening of the Breeders' Cup... Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 1 hour ago
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 11:23 PM ET Awe-inspiring performances were the order of the day during Friday's opening of the Breeders' Cup... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Picks: Day 2

Win, place and show selections for Saturday’s races at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Fluid, Plucky and Injury-Free, a Gelding Faces a New Test

The undefeated Shared Belief is a 9-5 favorite in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, and it could be a defining race for the three-year-old gelding. Read More...

Favored Untapable Rallies to Win Breeders’ Cup Distaff

The three-year-old filly completed an undefeated season against mares and other fillies when she took the Breeders’ Cup Distaff by a length and a quarter at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Hersh: Breeders’ Cup Saturday pick four

DRF | 3 hours ago
You can look at the Turf Sprint two ways: a chance to reap profits sown by chaos, or a serious drag on a pick four ticket with a reasonable budget. I’ve got eight Turf Sprint horses on this ticket – 3 As, 3 Bs, 2 Cs – and still that doesn’t feel like enough. Read More...

BC 2014: Friday News Wrap

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Claire Novak recaps the results from Breeders' Cup Friday, including Untapable's win in the Distaff with Rosie Napravnik. Read More...

Hoosier: Father Patrick defeated, others shine in Friday stakes action

DRF | 4 hours ago
The weather wreaked havoc as many of the top pacers and trotters of the sport competed at Hoosier Park on Friday night. Over a surface rated good with rain, intermittent snow, and heavy winds, it was hard to decipher how to evaluate the top equines in five major stakes, but the show must go on. Read More...

Tapit Shatters Single-Season Earnings Mark

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Gainesway sire Tapit set the single-season earnings record for a North American-based sire on Friday, Oct. 31, when Untapable won the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

BC Day One: Attendance Up, Wagering Down

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Breeders' Cup for its Oct. 31 program reported a gain in attendance but a decline in total pari-mutuel handle compared with the first day of the 2013 World Championships. Read More...

Napravnik says she’s pregnant, will retire

DRF | 5 hours ago
Jockey Rosie Napravnik stunned the racing world Friday by announcing her retirement after she rides at Santa Anita on Saturday. Read More...

BC 2014: Rosie Napravnik On Her Retirement

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
After winning the Breeders' Cup Distaff, Rosie Napravnik announces her retirement. Read More...

Handle declines on Breeders’ Cup races

DRF | 5 hours ago
Overall handle on the four Breeders’ Cup races held Friday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., was $28.2 million, compared with handle of $34.9 million on five Friday Breeders’ Cup races held at the same track last year, according to charts of the races. Read More...

Untapable caps big year with Distaff win

DRF | 5 hours ago
Meet the new queen of the distaff division, and say goodbye to a star female jockey. Untapable overcame a wide trip and a stubborn pacesetter to win the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Friday at Santa Anita, stamping herself as a legitimate star in her first try against older fillies and mares. Read More...

Lady Eli dominates BC Juvenile Fillies Turf

DRF | 5 hours ago
From the first day he breezed her on turf, trainer Chad Brown thought Lady Eli was something special. Read More...

Jockey Rosie Napravnik Announces Retirement

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Moments after piloting Untapable to victory in the Oct. 31 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, jockey Rosie Napravnik announced her plan to retire from riding races. Read More...

Divine Park’s Lady Eli Supreme in Juvy Fillies Turf

TDN | 5 hours ago
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 7:11 PM ET 8th at SAX (Santa Anita)GI BC Juvenile Fillies Turf ($1m)     Winner: Lady Eli by Divine Park Lady Eli (f, 2, Divine Park) sits an ideal tr... Read More...

Untapable Powers to Breeders’ Cup Distaff Win

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Untapable put the finishing touches on her 3-year-old filly championship campaign when she won the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) in a driving finish Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Distaff Shocker: Napravnik Announces Retirement on NBC Sports

Jockey Rosie Napravnik shocked the racing world on Friday afternoon when she announced her impending retirement on NBC Sports while accepting her trophy for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Napravnik... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Goldencents Defends in Dirt Mile

TDN | 6 hours ago
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 6:24 PM ET 7th at SAX (Santa Anita)GI BC Dirt Mile ($1m)     Winner: Goldencents by Into Mischief Goldencents (c, 4, Into Mischief) overcomes a wicked... Read More...

Goldencents repeats in BC Dirt Mile

DRF | 6 hours ago
Come hell or high water, Goldencents was going to the early lead in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. In a brazen and brave display, the colt ultimately held off his lone stretch challenger after setting torrid fractions to become the first two-time winner of the $1 million BC Dirt Mile on Friday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Lady Eli Sharp in Juvenile Fillies Turf

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Sheep Pond Partners' Lady Eli remained undefeated in three starts with a dynamic victory in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Goldencents repeats in Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

Michael Compton | 6 hours ago
Goldencents, with Rafael Bejarano up, became the first back-to-back winner of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) on Friday, holding off Tapiture to win by 1 ¼ lengths on the first of two Breeders’ Cup days at Santa Anita. “I knew I was going fast and I had to find a way to give him […](Read more...) Read More...

Goldencents repeats in Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

Michael Compton | 6 hours ago
Goldencents, with Rafael Bejarano up, became the first back-to-back winner of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) on Friday, holding off Tapiture to win by 1 ¼ lengths on the first of two Breeders’ Cup days at Santa Anita. “I knew I was going fast and I had to find a way to give him […](Read more...) Read More...

Quality Road’s Hootenanny Scores in the Juvenile Turf

TDN | 7 hours ago
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 5:42 PM ET 6th at SAX (Santa Anita)GI BC Juvenile Turf ($1m)     Winner: Hootenanny by Quality Road Hootenanny (c, 2, Quality Road) outfinishes barnma... Read More...

Goldencents Repeats in BC Dirt Mile

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
After flying through a half-mile in :44.80, Goldencents dug deep to hold off a determined Tapiture in the stretch to win the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), successfully defending his 2013 win in the race. Read More...

Goldencents Posts Repeat in Dirt Mile

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
After flying through a half mile in :44.80, Goldencents dug deep to hold off a determined Tapiture in the stretch to win the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), successfully defending his 2013 win in the race. Read More...

Hootenanny gives Ward first BC win

DRF | 7 hours ago
If Wesley Ward can regularly train winners at Royal Ascot, it was only a matter of time before he trained a Breeders’ Cup winner. After a second, five thirds, and three fourths in Breeders’ Cup races, Ward’s wait ended Friday, when Hootenanny swept past another Ward-trained 2-year-old, Luck of the Kitten, to win the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. Read More...

Goldencents repeats in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

OBS Sales | 7 hours ago
A frontrunning effort produces the race's first repeat victory (Benoit photo) Read More...

Hammersly: How I’d play Aqueduct on Sunday, Nov. 2

DRF | 7 hours ago
For those licking their wounds after a busy two days of Breeders’ Cup involvement, the good news is the sun comes up the next day, and there likely are some wagering opportunities to be found. That may be the case here. Read More...

Hammersly: Pick 3 play at Aqueduct for Sunday, Nov. 2

DRF | 8 hours ago
The quick turnaround by smashing recent winner Doubledown Again in race 8 at Aqueduct may give you a linchpin for the day’s closing pick three, and bulky fields for the turf in races 7 and 9 give you a chance to find a price. Read More...

Chitu Returns a Winner in Damascus

TDN | 8 hours ago
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 5:02 PM ET 5th at SAX (Santa Anita)Damascus S. ($100k)     Winner: Chitu by Henny Hughes Chitu (Henny Hughes) leads them from flagfall to finish in th... Read More...

Hootenanny Rallies to Win Juvenile Turf

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Hootenanny, a Quality Road colt owned by the connections of Coolmore Stud, wore down pacesetter Luck of the Kitten to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31. Read More...

Chitu Makes Quick Work of Damascus Win

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
The son of Henny Hughes wins in near gate-to-wire fashion over a deep field that included five other graded stakes winner. Read More...

Chitu Makes Quick Work of Damascus Rivals

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Tanma Corp.'s speedy Chitu won nearly gate to wire in a $100,000 Damascus Stakes that came up deep in talent Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park. The field included six graded stakes winners. Read More...

Untapable tops remarkable year with Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) victory

Untapable, Winchell Thoroughbreds’ homebred 3-year-old daughter of Tapit, capped an incredible 2014 with a career-defining victory in Friday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1)... Read More...

Value Plus’s Long On Value Upsets in Twilight Derby

TDN | 8 hours ago
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 4:28 PM ET 4th at SAX (Santa Anita)GII Twilight Derby ($200k)     Winner: Long On Value by Value Plus Long On Value (c, 3, Value Plus) overcomes a thr... Read More...

Chitu wins Damascus in return

DRF | 8 hours ago
Chitu, making his first start since finishing ninth in the May 3 Kentucky Derby, returned in sharp form to lead every step of the $100,000 Damascus Stakes, the final race leading into the four-race Breeders’ Cup program Friday at Santa Anita. Read More...

My Fiona Rides Rail to Golden State Victory

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Favored My Fiona, patiently handled by Rafael Bejarano, swept home along the rail to capture the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies in a Breeders' Cup prelim at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31. Read More...

Long On Value surges late to win Twilight Derby

DRF | 9 hours ago
From Saratoga via Minnesota, Long On Value won the most prestigious race of his career in Friday’s $201,500 Twilight Derby at Santa Anita. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: 3-year-olds battle in Discovery

DRF | 9 hours ago
Three-year-old males in New York get their last graded stakes shot against their own age group in the Grade 3 Discovery Handicap (race 8), in which Bay of Plenty and Three Alarm Fire are expected to vie for favoritism going once around the main track at 1 1/8 miles. Read More...

Hearing Set on Instant Racing Trial Date

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
A judge in Frankfort is to take up when to set a trial over the issue of Instant Racing at racetracks. Read More...

Long On Value’s Late Run Lands Twilight Derby

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Wachtel Stable and George Kerr's aptly named Long On Value ran down game front-runner Sawyer's Hill to take the $200,000 Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Patient Cary Street Wins Las Vegas Marathon

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Last the first time past the wire, Cary Street was first when it counted, taking the $200,000 Las Vegas Marathon (gr. II) easily over favored Irish Surf at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31. Read More...

Goldencents goes out on top in Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1)

Goldencents’ second consecutive victory in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) on Friday... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup entrants prominent in sales catalogs

DRF | 10 hours ago
Iotapa and Belle Gallantey meet for the first time in the $2 million Distaff on Friday at Santa Anita – and could continue to pay dividends with strong performances. The two mares are among several Breeders’ Cup starters, highlighted by four Distaff entrants, entered to sell at Kentucky’s premier breeding stock auctions the week following the Breeders’ Cup. The one-night Fasig-Tipton Kentucky selected fall mixed sale is Nov. 3, with the Keeneland November breeding stock sale kicking off its 11-day run on Nov. 4. Read More...

Moore: ‘If it Rains, I hope it Rains Hard’

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Dennis Moore, the track superintendent at Santa Anita Park said it is "pretty definitive" that the Southern California will get overnight rain. Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Display, Maple Leaf top 11-race card

DRF | 10 hours ago
The Display Stakes kicks off the early pick four, which has a guaranteed pool of $100,000, Saturday at Woodbine. Read More...

Talented trio tunes up for Distance Championship

DRF | 10 hours ago
Isn’t He Clever, Ol Winedrinker Who, and Forest Mouse – all multiple stakes winners who collectively have earned more than $1.7 million – are part of a deep cast for the Veterans Stakes on Monday at Zia Park. Read More...