Thoroughbred News

Bodecream Rallies to Texas Turf Mile Victory

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Red Lane Thoroughbreds' Bodecream made the best of a quick pace up front in the inaugural $200,000 Texas Turf Mile Stakes and rallied to a clear victory at 9-1 Jan. 26 at Sam Houston Race Park. Read More...

Lady Apple Surges Late to Take Houston Ladies Classic

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Serengeti Empress led from the gate of the $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic (G3) at Sam Houston Race Park, but in the end she couldn't hold off the grinding effort of Phoenix Thoroughbreds and KatieRich Stables' Lady Apple. Read More...

Dot Matrix Makes the Grade in John B. Connally Turf Cup

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Ten Strike Racing's Dot Matrix was the 3-1 third choice behind Mike Maker's duo of Marzo and Bemma's Boy, but held off his closing rivals to win his first graded stakes in the $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup (G3T) Jan. 26 at Sam Houston Race Park. Read More...

Dot Matrix holds off late-running foes in Connally Turf Cup

DRF | 11 hours ago
Dot Matrix won the most significant race of his career Sunday, when the Brad Cox trainee held off a charging pair of Mike Maker trainees for a three-quarter-length victory in the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup at Sam Houston. Read More...

Storm the Court, Gift Box among notable names on Sunday work tab

DRF | 11 hours ago
Storm the Court, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita in November, worked five furlongs in 1:00.60 at Santa Anita on Sunday, his first workout since he was named the champion 2-year-old male of 2019 in a ceremony in Florida last Thursday. Read More...

Pegasus Score Has Breeder Alvarez-Calderon Soaring

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Mucho Gusto's score in the Jan. 25 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes Presented by Runhappy (G1) adds to the legacy of longtime Peruvian horseman Bernardo Alvarez-Calderon. Read More...

Miller considering Dubai trip for Texas Wedge, Captain Scotty

DRF | 11 hours ago
Nationwide, trainer Peter Miller won stakes with sprinters on Saturday – the $150,000 World of Trouble Turf Sprint with Texas Wedge at Gulfstream Park and the Grade 2 Palos Verdes Stakes with Captain Scotty at Santa Anita. Read More...

Lady Apple edges Serengeti Empress in Houston Ladies Classic

DRF | 12 hours ago
Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. long has praised Lady Apple’s competitive nature and she showed it once again Sunday when she battled along the rail to win the Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic by a half-length over odds-on favorite Serengeti Empress. Read More...

Rowdy Yates cruises to victory in Riley Allison Derby

DRF | 12 hours ago
Rowdy Yates won the fourth stakes race of his career Sunday when he darted home by 3 1/2 lengths over Competitive Idea in the $100,000 Riley Allison Derby at Sunland Park. The race was the first of two local preps for the Grade 3, $700,000 Sunland Derby. Read More...

Upcoming Derby, Oaks Preps Keep 3-Year-Olds Busy

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
With three preps for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) and three for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) slated next weekend, 3-year-olds were out in full force Jan. 26 to prepare toward their upcoming starts. Read More...

Rowdy Yates Nabs Riley Allison Derby in Stretch

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
L and N Racing's Rowdy Yates added to the day's list of wins Jan. 26 for trainer Steve Asmussen when he took the $104,200 Riley Allison Derby at Sunland Park in his season debut. Read More...

Lil Milo captures stakes debut in Clocker’s Corner

DRF | 13 hours ago
A small amount of coaxing was all Lil Milo needed to record his first stakes win in Sunday’s $89,200 Clocker’s Corner Stakes at 5 1/2 furlongs on turf at Santa Anita on Sunday. Read More...

Cruise and Danze puts away Panthera Onca to win Ruthless

DRF | 13 hours ago
Trainer Jeremiah O'Dwyer continued a productive run at Aqueduct as he saddled Cruise and Danze to a 2 1/4-length victory in Sunday's $100,000 Ruthless Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

Mucho Gusto Returns to California in Good Order

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
The Gulfstream Park back side was crowded with vans during the early morning hours of Jan. 26  as horses shipped out of the South Florida base following the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Presented by Runhappy (G1) . Read More...

Pierro Colt Tops Day 1 of New Zealand’s Karaka Sale

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
A NZ$900,000 (US$538,652) colt with the potent Pierro-Redoute's Choice cross has the honor of being the highest-priced lot ever sold by Westbury Stud and the most expensive horse on the opening day of the New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearling Sale. Read More...

Midnight Bisou On Track for Saudi Cup Challenge

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Midnight Bisou was among notable horses, along with Maximum Security and McKinzie, to skip the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes Presented by Runhappy (G1). Instead, all three are pointing toward the first Saudi Cup Feb. 29. Read More...

Zulu Alpha’s Pegasus Turf win especially gratifying for Maker

DRF | 15 hours ago
Trainer Mike Maker certainly wasn’t resting on his laurels after sending Zulu Alpha out to upset the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational here Saturday. Read More...

Zulu Alpha’s Pegasus Turf win especially gratifying for Maker

DRF | 15 hours ago
Trainer Mike Maker certainly wasn’t resting on his laurels after sending Zulu Alpha out to upset the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational here Saturday. Read More...

Freshening, Smooth Trip Pay Off For Zulu Alpha

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Mike Maker reported Jan. 26 that Zulu Alpha and his other Pegasus Turf starter, Bloom Racing Stable's Henley's Joy (seventh), both returned from the 1 3/16-mile stakes in fine shape. Read More...

McManus, Myerscough Among Those Honored at ITBA Awards

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
One of the racing and bloodstock industries' greatest supporters was accorded the highest honor at the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders' Association national awards the evening of Jan. 25 as JP McManus was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Read More...

Saudi Cup likely next for Mucho Gusto

DRF | 17 hours ago
Before Saturday’s Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park, Mucho Gusto had won four Grade 3 races since November 2018 and finished second or third in three Grade 1 races in 10 starts at 2 and 3. Read More...

Saudi Cup likely next for Mucho Gusto

DRF | 17 hours ago
Before Saturday’s Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park, Mucho Gusto had won four Grade 3 races since November 2018 and finished second or third in three Grade 1 races in 10 starts at 2 and 3. Read More...

Tapit continues to grow reputation as sire of sires

DRF | 19 hours ago
Perennial leading sire Tapit continues his emergence as a sire of sires, as, for the second year in a row, one of his sons was represented by an Eclipse Award champion. Read More...

Tapit continues to grow reputation as sire of sires

DRF | 19 hours ago
Perennial leading sire Tapit continues his emergence as a sire of sires, as, for the second year in a row, one of his sons was represented by an Eclipse Award champion. Read More...

Runhappy links abound on a marquee weekend at Gulfstream

DRF | 19 hours ago
The name of champion sprinter and 2020 freshman sire Runhappy was inescapable last week at Gulfstream Park, as owner Jim McIngvale continued his robust marketing campaign for his stable star. Read More...

Runhappy links abound on a marquee weekend at Gulfstream

DRF | 19 hours ago
The name of champion sprinter and 2020 freshman sire Runhappy was inescapable last week at Gulfstream Park, as owner Jim McIngvale continued his robust marketing campaign for his stable star. Read More...

Pegasus winner Mucho Gusto has family ties to Stronach’s Adena Springs

DRF | 20 hours ago
Primal Force was a foundation broodmare for Frank Stronach's Adena Springs operation, producing two Grade 1 winners who went on to be prominent sires for the farm in Awesome Again and Macho Uno. Read More...

Pegasus winner Mucho Gusto has family ties to Stronach’s Adena Springs

DRF | 20 hours ago
Primal Force was a foundation broodmare for Frank Stronach's Adena Springs operation, producing two Grade 1 winners who went on to be prominent sires for the farm in Awesome Again and Macho Uno. Read More...

Harness: Face Time Bourbon best in Grand Prix d’Amerique

DRF | 21 hours ago
Face Time Bourbon followed cover, found racing room to the inside in the lane, and rallied by to capture today's Grand Prix d'Amerique at Vincennes Racecourse in Paris. Read More...

Harness: Face Time Bourbon best in Grand Prix d’Amerique

DRF | 21 hours ago
Face Time Bourbon followed cover, found racing room to the inside in the lane, and rallied by to capture today's Grand Prix d'Amerique at Vincennes Racecourse in Paris. Read More...

Lynch left with plenty to celebrate after McKnight win by Spooky Channel

DRF | 23 hours ago
Brian Lynch and his partners held several of the 334 live Rainbow 6 tickets heading into the two Pegasus World Cup events Saturday at Gulfstream Park, but they didn’t have one of the two eventual winners that returned $394,349 apiece. Read More...

Jean Elizabeth rolls to sixth straight stakes win

Adios Charlie's “win machine” Jean Elizabeth tried the turf for the first time in her career on Saturday and came away a half-length winner... Read More...

Mucho Gusto Much the Best in Pegasus World Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Trainer Bob Baffert's reaction after Mucho Gusto's Pegasus World Cup (G1) victory at Gulfstream Park: "Damn, I wish I would have flown down there!'" Read More...

Harness: Propulsion back for another try at Prix d’Amerique glory

DRF | 1 day ago
Many of the stars of European trotting will be in action on Sunday at Vincennes Racecourse in Paris as this year's Prix d'Amerique takes place. Twelve horses qualified for the prestigious event through a series of races at Vincennes during November and December. Six more were added by career earnings, giving us a chance to see a competitive group of 18 line up from a standing start Read More...

Harness: Propulsion back for another try at Prix d’Amerique glory

DRF | 1 day ago
Many of the stars of European trotting will be in action on Sunday at Vincennes Racecourse in Paris as this year's Prix d'Amerique takes place. Twelve horses qualified for the prestigious event through a series of races at Vincennes during November and December. Six more were added by career earnings, giving us a chance to see a competitive group of 18 line up from a standing start Read More...

Classic Mile Kicks Off Hong Kong Derby Series

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Hong Kong's top 4-year-olds will embark on the road to the BMW Hong Kong Derby before a mostly empty grandstand Jan. 27 at Sha Tin Racecourse, caused from precautions to limit the coronavirus that developed in mainland China early this month. Read More...

Pioneer Spirit Extends Win Streak in Fifth Season

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Lawrence Roman, Heads Up Racing, and Lucky Dog Stables' Pioneer Spirit ran his win streak to three Jan. 25, holding off Bankit to prevail by a head in a division of the $100,000 Fifth Season Stakes at Oaklawn Park.  Read More...

Mucho Gusto Fires Another Bullet in Pegasus World Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Trainer Bob Baffert's reaction after Mucho Gusto's Pegasus World Cup (G1) victory at Gulfstream Park: "Damn, I wish I would have flown down there!'" Read More...

Gulfstream Handle Rises Nearly 11% on Sunny Pegasus Day

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The purses may have been down for the Pegasus World Cup races, but the bottom line was up. Read More...

Captain Scotty Leads Gate-to-Wire in Palos Verdes

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Hours after Joe Hernandez Stakes (G2T) winner Texas Wedge prevailed in Saturday's $150,000 World of Trouble Stakes at Gulfstream in Florida, the race's fifth-place finisher, Captain Scotty, won the $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita. Read More...

Chief Cicatriz wins fourth straight stakes in Ft. Bliss

DRF | 2 days ago
Chief Cicatriz remained unbeatable in the Southwest sprint ranks on Saturday, when he won his fourth consecutive stakes race in the $75,000 Ft. Bliss at Sunland Park. Read More...

Chief Cicatriz wins fourth straight stakes in Ft. Bliss

DRF | 2 days ago
Chief Cicatriz remained unbeatable in the Southwest sprint ranks on Saturday, when he won his fourth consecutive stakes race in the $75,000 Ft. Bliss at Sunland Park. Read More...

Unbridled Class rewards backers in Nelson J. Menard Memorial

DRF | 2 days ago
Indiana-bred Unbridled Class has a thing for the turf course in New Orleans. The 5-year-old mare scored a sharp allowance win over the Fair Grounds course last February and in her first Fair Grounds grass race since then she dominated the $75,000 Nelson J. Menard Memorial Stakes. Read More...

Unbridled Class rewards backers in Nelson J. Menard Memorial

DRF | 2 days ago
Indiana-bred Unbridled Class has a thing for the turf course in New Orleans. The 5-year-old mare scored a sharp allowance win over the Fair Grounds course last February and in her first Fair Grounds grass race since then she dominated the $75,000 Nelson J. Menard Memorial Stakes. Read More...