Thoroughbred News

Danehill Dancer Filly Shows Classic Potential At Gowran

TDN | 17 mins ago
Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2015 11:57 AM ET 4th at GOW (GOWRAN PARK)Listed Victor McCalmont Memorial S.     Winner: Legatissimo (Ire) by Danehill Dancer (Ire) Michael Tabor's Legatissi... Read More...

Blazing Speed Causes Mild Upset in the QE II

TDN | 36 mins ago
Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2015 11:38 AM ET 8th at SHT (SHA TIN)G1 APQEII Cup ($2.5m)     Winner: Blazing Speed (GB) by Dylan Thomas (Ire) Blazing Speed (GB) (Dylan Thomas {Ire}) explo... Read More...

Kentucky Derby News Update: April 26, 2015

Blood-Horse | 56 mins ago
Claire Novak updates the news of the day, including American Pharoah's work, Oaks works from Lovely Maria and I'm a Chatterbox, and the impending Derby arrivers, Dortmund, Firing Line, and Bolo. Read More...

Positive Forecast for Kentucky Derby, Oaks

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
After dreary skies and rainfall over the last couple of days in Louisville, Ky., the forecast is looking up for Kentucky Derby week. Read More...

KY Derby: Zayats & Baffert – American Pharoah

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Trainer Bob Baffert and owners Ahmed and Justin Zayat discuss American Pharoah and the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Read More...

Jones Fillies Drill for May 1 Kentucky Oaks

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Trainer Larry Jones sent out his two fillies for the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) the morning of April 26 at Churchill Downs. Lovely Maria went five furlongs in :59 3/5 and I'm a Chatterbox got the same trip in 1:01. Read More...

Jones Fillies Drill for Kentucky Oaks

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Trainer Larry Jones sent out his two fillies for the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) the morning of April 26 at Churchill Downs. Lovely Maria went five furlongs in :59 3/5 and I'm a Chatterbox got the same trip in 1:01. Read More...

Positive ROI report: Martin successful on turf

DRF | 3 hours ago
Suances Dream (#6, ML 12-1) takes on six in Sunday's fifth race at Golden Gate, the one-mile Silky Sullivan Stakes ran on turf. Since Jan. 1, 2014, trainer John Martin is winning at a 31 percent clip in turf races, for a return on investment of $2.27. Read More...

American Pharoah Has Lone Churchill Breeze

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
American Pharoah, likely favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), finally got a chance to stretch his legs April 26 at Churchill Downs with a five-furlong work in :58 2/5. Read More...

Ivan James cruises in Sam Houston Futurity

DRF | 5 hours ago
Ivan James dominated the Grade 2, $621,100 Sam Houston Futurity for Quarter Horses on Saturday night, when he led throughout for a 1 1/4- length win over This Is A Deal. Read More...

I’m Workin On It stays unbeaten in Goldfinch

DRF | 5 hours ago
Heavily favored I'm Workin On It remained undefeated by winning her stakes debut in Saturday night's $75,000 Goldfinch at Prairie Meadows. Read More...

Stormdriver takes off-the-turf John Henry

DRF | 5 hours ago
Successfully stalking from off the pace, Stormdriver swept to the front turning for home and drew strongly clear to capture the $60,000 John Henry Stakes on Saturday night at Evangeline Downs. Read More...

Prospector’s Blues turns tables in Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby

DRF | 5 hours ago
Prospector’s Blues couldn’t handle Jungle Java on turf but returning to dirt got the 3-year-old gelding back to form and he turned the tables Saturday by capturing the $48,676 Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby at Turf Paradise. Read More...

Blazing Speed Wins QE II Cup in Hong Kong

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Blazing Speed swept around the early leaders in the stretch in the April 26 Audemars Piguet QE II Cup (HK-I) at Sha Tin and found another gear in the final 100 meters two in by two lengths. Read More...

Two Derby Hopefuls Boast Derby-Winning Sires

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
This year Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner International Star and Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Dortmund will try to add their sires to the list of Derby winners who have sired Derby winners. Read More...

Three Derby Hopefuls Have Derby-Winning Sires

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
This year Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner International Star and Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Dortmund will try to add their sires to the list of Derby winners who have sired Derby winners. Read More...

Group 1 quinella for Redoute’s Choice in South Africa

Arrowfield Stud | 12 hours ago
South African stars Wylie Hall and Majmu sealed a momentous month for Redoute's Choice with a Group 1 quinella at Turffontein on Saturday... Read More...

A Horse With the Right Name to Tie the Kentucky Derby to a Prizefight

A promotional link is found between Starlight Racing and the promoters of the match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, which is set for the same day as the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Trainer Seeks the Finish He Started 10 Years Ago

The trainer Kiaran McLaughlin almost won the Derby a decade ago with a 71-1 long-shot, and he is hoping this year Frosted can give him his first win. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 14 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:00 PM ET Ten GI Kentucky Derby contenders and two GI Kentucky Oaks runners put in their final works Saturday at seven... Read More...

Yonkers: Domethatagain upsets in Levy Final

DRF | 14 hours ago
Domethatagain sat a perfect trip and scored a 7/1 upset in the George Morton Levy Final at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Cinco Charlie Back to His Best

TDN | 15 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2015 9:13 PM ET 7th at CDX (Churchill Downs)William Walker S. ($100k)     Winner: Cinco Charlie by Indian Charlie Cinco Charlie (Indian Charlie) leads virt... Read More...

No Catching Cinco Charlie in William Walker

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Cinco Charlie went gate to wire in an easy victory in the inaugural running of $100,000 William Walker Stakes April 25 on opening night of Churchill Downs' spring meeting. Read More...

Cinco Charle registers sixth stakes win in William Walker

DRF | 16 hours ago
Leading every step of a six-furlong journey, the 3-year-old Cinco Charlie rolled home a 1 1/2-length winner under Ricardo Santana Jr. in the $100,000 William Walker Stakes, the Saturday night feature at Churchill Downs, where a 38-day spring meet began with an 11-race Downs After Dark program. Read More...

Untraveled scores one-length win in Petticoat

DRF | 16 hours ago
Untraveled became a stakes winner Saturday, when she darted to a length win over Tip Top Lady in the $55,000 Petticoat Stakes at the Downs at Albuquerque. Read More...

Joy Boy succeeds in third try at Bosselman/Fonner Stakes

DRF | 16 hours ago
Joy Boy won the $75,000 Bosselman/Gus Fonner Stakes in his third start in the race on Saturday, when he turned back a bid from Diamond Joe for a two-length win at Fonner Park. Read More...

StarLadies On Oaks Trail With Eskenformoney

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
StarLadies Racing, headed by Laurie Wolf and Barbara Lucarelli, have Eskenformoney for the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) from their first band of runners. The Eskendereya filly was a $225,000 yearling buy in 2013. Read More...

G. G. Ryder Makes Grade in San Francisco Mile

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
G. G. Ryder overhauled pacesetter Summer Hit in the closing strides and won the $100,000 San Francisco Mile (gr. IIIT) April 25 at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Longshot Si Sage Stuns Field in Last Tycoon

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
French-bred Si Sage provided a shock at a drizzly Santa Anita Park April 25, winning the Last Tycoon Stakes (gr. IIIT) by 3 1/4 lengths at 42-1 odds. Read More...

Si Sage Stuns Field in Last Tycoon

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
French-bred Si Sage provided a shock at a drizzly Santa Anita Park April 25, winning the Last Tycoon Stakes (gr. IIIT) by 3 1/4 lengths at 42-1 odds. Read More...

Watchmaker: How I’d play Aqueduct for Sunday, April 26

DRF | 17 hours ago
DRF handicapper Mike Watchmaker provides his best plays for Sunday's program at Aqueduct. Read More...

Injured jockey Carr released from hospital

DRF | 17 hours ago
Jockey Dennis Carr, who sustained a head injury in a starting gate incident on April 19 at Golden Gate Fields, was released from Highland Hospital on Friday evening and plans to return to his home in the Saratoga Springs area of upstate New York next week. Read More...

Blinkers help Si Sage score at 42-1 in Last Tycoon

DRF | 17 hours ago
Si Sage raced with blinkers for the first time in Saturday’s $100,750 Last Tycoon Stakes at Santa Anita. The added equipment led to the first stakes win for Si Sage and the first stakes win for veteran trainer Darrell Vienna since August 2009. Read More...

G.G. Ryder foils barnmate Summer Hit in San Francisco Mile

DRF | 17 hours ago
G.G. Ryder got a perfect trip and recorded his first graded stakes victory in Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,315 San Francisco Mile at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Longshot Rerun Marches to Miami Mile Score

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
World Thoroughbreds Racing homebred Rerun scored the biggest victory of his career when he took the $100,000 Miami Mile (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park April 25. Read More...

Rerun pulls 21-1 upset in Miami Mile

DRF | 18 hours ago
Rerun, the second longest price on the board at 21-1, rallied down the center of the course under a perfectly judged ride by Jose Caraballo to upset the 2-1 favorite Grand Tito in Saturday’s $100,000 Miami Mile at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Del Mar’s new racing surface ready for action

DRF | 18 hours ago
Del Mar completed installation of its dirt track earlier this week, a month before the course will be used for the first time. Read More...

Effinex outshines stablemate Wicked Strong in Excelsior

DRF | 19 hours ago
Effinex launched a powerful rally on Saturday at Aqueduct to win the $200,000 Excelsior Stakes by three-quarters of a length over pacesetting Red Rifle. Read More...

Effinex Wins Excelsior, Wicked Strong Third

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Instead of 3-5 favorite Wicked Strong winning in his second start of the season, it was the 6-1 Effinex who made a sweeping move on the final turn and put away pacesetter Red Rifle to win the 1 1/4-mile test. Read More...

Carr Released From Hospital After Surgery

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Jockey Dennis Carr, who suffered a head injury in a starting gate incident April 19 at Golden Gate Fields, was released from Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif. April 25. Read More...

DRF Plus handicapping reports for Sunday, April 26

DRF | 21 hours ago
Download DRF Plus handicapping reports for Sunday’s races, including DRF Bets GamePlan, the Positive ROI Report, and Key Race Report. Read More...

Harness: Best of the best on display in Meadowlands qualifiers

DRF | 21 hours ago
Some of harness racing’s biggest stars, including five Dan Patch Award winners, were in qualifier action Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack, where they were greeted by an unseasonably cold morning and stiff headwind in the stretch. Read More...

Mubtaahij in ‘Missed Work’ at Arlington

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
The Fine Equinity system recorded Mubtaahij working four furlongs in :49.70, with a final three furlongs in :35.30. The last quarter of the work was timed in equal splits of :11.50 seconds, home in :23 flat. Read More...

Kentucky Oaks: Favorite I’m a Chatterbox

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Oaks Favorite I'm a Chatterbox gets a bath at Churchill Downs on April 25, 2015. Read More...

1-2 Finish for Sire Redoute’s Choice in SAf

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Wylie Hall bested Majmu in the President's Champion Challenge (SAf-I) April 25 at Turffontein, marking a one-two finish for Australian-bred offspring by Redoute's Choice. Read More...

Pletcher’s ‘Other’ Horse Could Have KO Punch

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Come on, people, forget all these big-name horses and their gaudy records and brilliant performances, it's May 2, it's Mayweather â€" Pacquiao, it's a knockout. You get it? I repeat, Itsaknockout. Read More...

Donegal Racing Aims for Derby Weekend Triple

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Donegal Racing, which puts together racing partnerships, heads to Louisville with a three-pronged attack on a trio of grade I races, including the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, May 1-2 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Derby All About Opportunity for Bolo, Gaines

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
With an upset victory, Bolo would make Carla Gaines the first female trainer to win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr.). Read More...

Steeplechase jockey McCoy rides final race

DRF | 22 hours ago
Legendary steeplechase jockey A.P. McCoy climbed out of the saddle for the final time at Sandown Park in England on Saturday, ending his career with two third-place finishes on an afternoon that celebrated his career. Read More...

American Pharoah will keep special foot plate in Derby

DRF | 22 hours ago
American Pharoah has been racing and training with a plate covering part of the sole of his left front foot, and on Saturday, trainer Bob Baffert said he would keep that plate in place for the Kentucky Derby, in which American Pharoah is expected to be the favorite. Read More...