Thoroughbred News

Mo Cash, Tricks to Doo Impress at Tampa Bay Downs

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Marco Thoroughbred Corp.'s Mo Cash battled favored Three Rules in the stretch and prevailed by three-quarters of a length in the $125,000 FTBOA Marion County Florida Sire Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs Dec. 16.  Read More...

Intimidate Digs in Late to Win King Glorious

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Under jockey Mike Smith for the first time, Intimidate set the pace early in the one-mile King Glorious for California-bred juveniles, turned back a challenge from Lucky Romano in the stretch, and gamely pulled away late to win by 1 1/4 lengths. Read More...

Cooptado shows old form in Tenacious Stakes

DRF | 7 hours ago
Cooptado reached back to deep roots on dirt, winning the $74,250 Tenacious Stakes by a nose over Shut the Box on Saturday at Fair Grounds. Earlier on the card, Imma Bling topped a $2,106.70 trifecta in the Bonapaw Stakes. Read More...

Intimidate easily transitions to dirt in King Glorious

DRF | 8 hours ago
The California-bred colt Intimidate won his first stakes in Saturday’s $100,000 King Glorious Stakes for 2-year-olds at Los Alamitos, racing away from Golden Gate Fields, and its synthetic surface, for the first time. Read More...

Dimension rebounds at a big price in Buddy Diliberto Memorial

DRF | 8 hours ago
Dimension turned back the clock Saturday at Fair Grounds, winning for the first time since July 2016 when he captured the $75,000 Buddy Diliberto Stakes. One race later, She's Pretty Lucky scored in the Letellier Memorial Stakes. Read More...

Aunt Babe Upsets NYSS Fifth Avenue Stakes

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Louis Ferrari's homebred Aunt Babe nosed out grade 2 winner Pure Silver to take the $150,000 New York Stallion Series Fifth Avenue Stakes Dec. 16 at odds of 39-1. Read More...

‘Cowboy’ Possible for Pegasus After Harlan’s Holiday

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
After Fear the Cowboy rallied for a 2 1/4-length victory in Saturday's test, trainer Efren Loza Jr. said the multiple graded stakes winner could be available to a Pegasus World Cup (G1) stakeholder looking for a contender to run in the Jan. 27 event. Read More...

Shakhimat Gets Back to Best Form in Tropical Turf

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Under heady handling from jockey Edgard Zayas, Shakhimat took over on the backstretch after racing off a tepid early pace and had plenty left to turn back Galton and stablemate Tower of Texas late in the Tropical Turf Stakes (G3T). Read More...

Mt Veeder tops Evans-trained trifecta in KLAQ Handicap

DRF | 8 hours ago
Mt Veeder led a Justin Evans-trained sweep of the top three spots in the $65,000 KLAQ Handicap on Saturday at Sunland Park, where he outran stablemates Concord Fast and Redneck Humor. Read More...

Giada Vegas gets first stakes win in Blushing K.D.

DRF | 9 hours ago
Giada Vegas won her fourth race in a row while notching her first stakes victory when she rallied from last under Corey Lanerie to win the $74,250 Blushing K.D. Stakes on Saturday at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Giada Vegas gets first stakes win in Blushing K.D.

DRF | 9 hours ago
Giada Vegas won her fourth race in a row while notching her first stakes victory when she rallied from last under Corey Lanerie to win the $74,250 Blushing K.D. Stakes on Saturday at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Lewis Bay So Fresh, So Good in Rampart Stakes

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
In the $100,000 Rampart Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park Dec. 16 , Lewis Bay provided a refresher course on her ability when she turned back even-money favorite Curlin's Approval to score a 1 1/4-length win in her first start since November of 2016. Read More...

Aunt Babe Upsets NY Stallion Series Stakes

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Louis Ferrari's homebred Aunt Babe nosed out grade 2 winner Pure Silver to take the $150,000 New York Stallion Series Fifth Avenue Stakes Dec. 16 at odds of 39-1. Read More...

Mo Cash Scores Over Three Rules in Marion County FSS

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Marco Thoroughbred Corp.'s Mo Cash battled favored Three Rules in the stretch and prevailed by three-quarters of a length in the $125,000 FTBOA Marion County Florida Sire Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs Dec. 16.  Read More...

Tricks to Doo romps in Inaugural Stakes, Almond Roca takes Sandpiper

DRF | 10 hours ago
Tricks to Doo recouped a fraction of his $600,000 purchase price when dominating the 33rd running of the $50,000 Inaugural Stakes, the last of four stakes held Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla. Earlier on the card, Almond Roca romped in the Sandpiper Stakes. Read More...

Fear the Cowboy thinks Pegasus after Harlan’s Holiday win

DRF | 10 hours ago
Nine months after winning the Grade 3 Skip Away here in impressive fashion, Fear the Cowboy returned to Gulfstream Park and repeated the performance, rallying from far back under Javier Castellano to register a 2 1/4-length decision over a determined Mr. Jordan in Saturday’s Grade 3 Harlan’s Holiday. Read More...

Shakhimat ($25.40) notches upset in Tropical Turf

DRF | 10 hours ago
Shakhimat registered his first stakes win in more than 20 months when pulling an 11-1 upset Saturday in the 39th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Tropical Turf at Gulfstream Park in south Florida. Read More...

Aunt Babe upsets Fifth Avenue

DRF | 10 hours ago
Saturday, dismissed at 39-1 – the second longest shot in a six-horse field – Aunt Babe reverted back to her debut, rallying from last under Eric Cancel to nip Pure Silver by a nose in the $150,000 Fifth Avenue division of the New York Stallion Series at Aqueduct. Read More...

Mahoning Valley Increases Purses for 2018

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Mahoning Valley Race Course, in cooperation with the Ohio HBPA, announced a 5-7% purse increase effective Jan. 2. Read More...

Lewis Bay ends hiatus with Rampart victory

DRF | 11 hours ago
Lewis Bay grabbed a short advantage over chief rival Curlin’s Approval leaving the starting gate for the $100,000 Rampart, then repulsed several bids from the even-money favorite before taking a 1 1/4-length decision Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Mo Cash holds off Three Rules in Marion County Stakes

DRF | 13 hours ago
Mo Cash turned the tables on heavily favored Three Rules when holding sway Saturday in the $125,000 Marion County Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla. Read More...

Adios Charlie’s Mo Cash wins third stake of 2017

Mo Cash crossed the wire a three-quarter length winner of Saturday's $125,000 Marion County S. at Tampa Bay Downs... Read More...

Into Mischief 2yo romps in Tampa’s Inaugural S.

Tricks to Doo was much the best in Saturday's $100,000 Inaugural S. for 2-year-olds at Tampa Bay Downs, drawing off to 7 1/4-length win... Read More...

Homebred Tap o’ Noth Lands Cape Guineas

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
The well-fancied Tap o' Noth gave trainer Vaughan Marshall his fifth triumph in the 1,600-meter (one mile) Forus Cape Guineas (G1), the start of South Africa's Triple Crown for 3-year-olds. Read More...

Speightstown’s Almond Roca sets record in Sandpiper S.

Almond Roca set a stakes record in Saturday's Sandpiper S. for 2-year-old fillies at Tampa Bay Downs, finishing the six furlongs in 1:10.01 and winning by 9 1/4-lengths... Read More...

Front-running maiden special weight score for Paynter filly

Clearwater led nearly every step of the way in her one-length victory in a six-furlong maiden special weight race for 2-year-old fillies Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs... Read More...

Saturday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Valyrian can control the pace on the drop in class

DRF | 15 hours ago
I have no major knocks against Gorelli (#7). I’m using the likely favorite, but I want to bet VALYRIAN (#4) at a slightly better price. Read More...

Hersh: How I’ll play Gulfstream for Saturday, Dec. 16

DRF | 19 hours ago
Daily Racing Form writer Marcus Hersh looks at Saturday's card at Gulfstream. Read More...

Forger is Morning Line Favorite for Johnie L. Jamison Handicap

R.D. Hubbard’s Forger, a homebred 4-year-old Attila’s Storm gelding trained by Todd Fincher, is the 7-2 morning-line choice for Sunday’s 6 1/2-furlong, $85,000 Johnie L. Jamison Handicap (R) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Diabolical Dame Draws Post 9 for New Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap

Diabolical Dame, a 5-year-old daughter of Diabolical and a 10-time stakes winner, drew post 9 for Sunday’s 6-furlong, $85,000 New Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap (R) for state-bred fillies and mares. Read More...

Flat Out filly takes hotly contested turf maiden

Song of Melody had pressure on the front end the entire time of her one-mile turf contest on Friday at Gulfstream Park... Read More...

Freedom Child tallies two blowout winners

First-crop sire Freedom Child added two open-length maiden winners to his growing list of graduates on Dec. 14-15... Read More...

Bergman: Winter at The Meadowlands likely not in the cards for Allard

DRF | 1 day ago
Simon Allard has been having success at The Meadowlands this fall but the driver didn’t seem to have himself positioned to hang around East Rutherford through this winter. “I really haven’t made up my mind yet,” said Allard. Read More...

Batavia: McNeight reaches 1,000 training wins

DRF | 1 day ago
Longtime western New York horseman Jim McNeight reached a career milestone as he won his 1,000th race as a trainer. Read More...

Zestful wins the Razor Sharp at Randwick

Arrowfield Stud | 1 day ago
Arrowfield graduate Zestful has earned a shot at the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast raceday with her second stakes victory at Randwick on Saturday... Read More...

Pingwu Spark looks tough in handicap feature

DRF | 1 day ago
A week removed from the Hong Kong International Races, Sha Tin Racecourse has more proletarian fare on offer Sunday, though the featured 10th race is pretty good. Read More...

Litfin At Large: Handicapping Big Day at Gulfstream

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
As will be the case fairly often in the coming weeks, the focal point for stakes action Dec. 16 will be at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Nine slots sold for Pegasus World Cup

DRF | 1 day ago
The Stronach Group sold nine of the 12 slots to its Pegasus World Cup prior to a Friday evening deadline for the transactions and will buy the other three $1 million slots with the intent of marketing them to late comers. Read More...

Live in Joy to Stand at Broughton Farm in Texas

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Live in Joy, a stakes-winning son of Kitten's Joy, has been purchased by Broughton Farm and will stand enter stud at farm near Odessa, Texas, next year, according to Misti Broughton. Read More...

Juddmonte Purchases Second Uncle Mo Charity Season

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Following the auction of a no guarantee Uncle Mo charity season, Juddmonte Farms offered to match the winning bid if a second season was made available. Read More...

California Chrome Returns to Taylor Made Farm

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome returned in top form Dec. 15 to his home base at Taylor Made Farm, near Nicholasville, Ky., from his first Southern Hemisphere shuttle season in Chile.  Read More...

Toast of New York Confirmed for Pegasus World Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Dean Reeves of Reeves Thoroughbred Racing confirmed Dec. 15 that a deal has been reached with Al Shaqab Racing to start Toast of New York in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27. Read More...

Pennsylvania Trainer Suspended for Year in Neglect Case

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Pennsylvania racing commission on Dec. 15 strengthened the initial penalties assigned by state stewards against owner-trainer Mario Rafael Rodriguez for his handling of a horse with a broken leg at Hollywood Gaming at Penn National Race Course. Read More...

Golden Gate Sees Gains in Handle for Fall Meet

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Golden Gate Fields concluded a successful fall meet Dec. 10 with over year gains in handle. Read More...

Sassy Sienna, Code West look tough on Remington undercard

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Brad Cox has been looking for an immediate opportunity to get Sassy Sienna back racing around two turns and has found one Sunday in the Trapeze at Remington Park. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Monday 12/18 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 12/18 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Yonkers: Sunday 12/17 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Sunday Afternoon 12/17 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Stoney Bennett adds blinkers for Great White Way

DRF | 1 day ago
With an equipment change, a workout over the track and the hottest rider on the grounds, Stoney Bennett has many things in his favor entering Sunday's $150,000 Great White Way division of the New York Stallion Series at Aqueduct. Read More...

Hovdey: Racing community has its own bucket brigade

DRF | 1 day ago
Of all the generous donations descending upon Del Mar in the wake of the San Luis Rey Downs fire evacuation, few rang with more of sense of pure community than the van load of stable supplies that pulled up to the backstretch recreation room late last Tuesday afternoon. From Thoroughbred trainers … in Florida. Read More...