Thoroughbred News

Big Macher, unraced since 2015, plans July comeback at Del Mar

DRF | 3 hours ago
Big Macher, a five-time stakes winner who has not raced since November 2015 because of injury, is being prepared for a comeback this summer. Read More...

Jockey Delgadillo plans return to racing April 14

DRF | 3 hours ago
Jockey Agapito Delgadillo resumed exercising horses at Santa Anita in recent days after missing more than a month of racing because of a collarbone injury suffered in a spill at the track Feb. 19. Read More...

Itsinthepost may have run his longest race for a while

DRF | 3 hours ago
The longest race of Itsinthepost’s career has become the defining race of Itsinthepost’s career. Read More...

Japan: Seiun Kosei scores in Takamatsunomiya Kinen

DRF | 3 hours ago
Seiun Kosei won the first graded stakes of his career, and sixth race overall, in Sunday’s Grade 1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen at six furlongs on turf at Chuyko Racecourse in Japan. Read More...

Farrell Poised for Next Test in Fair Grounds Oaks

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Coffee Pot Stables' homebred Farrell looks to score her fourth straight stakes win and keep her status atop the Road to the Kentucky Oaks leaderboard in the April 1 $400,000 TwinSpires.com Fair Grounds Oaks (G2).  Read More...

Road to the Derby: Spiral Stakes analysis

DRF | 7 hours ago
An analysis of Saturday's Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park. Read More...

Juvenile Sales Scene Moves West at Barretts

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
After several juvenile sales this year in Florida, buyers on the West Coast will get the chance to shop closer to home when Barretts conducts its select 2-year-old sale March 29 at Del Mar, the second year at that location. Read More...

Juvenile Sales Scene Moves West to Barretts

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
After several juvenile sales this year in Florida, buyers on the West Coast will get the chance to shop closer to home when Barretts conducts its select 2-year-old sale March 29 at Del Mar, the second year at that location. Read More...

Free: How I’ll play Santa Anita pick six for Sunday, March 26

DRF | 8 hours ago
A traditional pick six carryover of $126,169 is on tap Sunday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Sunday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: A fair trip should put Ready Dancer in the winner’s circle

DRF | 8 hours ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Sunday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Astrology filly wins for second time in three weeks

Spinning Star uncorked a huge rally in the final quarter mile of Saturday's six-furlong allowance race at Hawthorne Park to register a three-quarter length victory... Read More...

Watchmaker: Arrogate is great. Of that there is no question

DRF | 9 hours ago
What Arrogate did in Saturday’s Dubai World Cup makes me believe that he is a truly great horse. Read More...

Golden Mischief chalks up third stakes win in $150K Purple Martin S.

Golden Mischief's third stakes win in Saturday's $150,000 Purple Martin S. at Oaklawn Park... Read More...

Field Set for Copper Top Futurity

The field for the April 16, $150,000-est. Copper Top Futurity (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds has been set after three 4 1/2-furlong trials were contested at Sunland Park on Saturday. Read More...

Ima China Rush gives Payne another Oklahoma Futurity triumph

DRF | 10 hours ago
Ima China Rush broke on top and went on to a half-length win over Pyc Fun N Fancy in the Grade 3, $525,050 Oklahoma Futurity on Saturday night at Remington Park. Read More...

Arrogate – A name on everyone’s mind right now

DRF | 10 hours ago
Bob Baffert has four older children from a former marriage and a much younger son from his current one. Surely he knows the intricacies of family dynamics running through one’s offspring, and perhaps that’s part of the reason why on Sunday, the morning after Arrogate made everyone’s jaw drop going from last to first in the $10 million Dubai World Cup, Baffert made a point of mentioning a recent former star. Read More...

Yonkers: Rockin Ron turns away Bit Of A Legend N in Levy Series marquee matchup

DRF | 20 hours ago
Rockin Ron, a two-time conqueror of Wiggle It Jiggleit in 2016, put in a gallant effort for driver Yannick Gingras, holding off defending George Morton Levy Series champion Bit Of A Legend N in a 1:51 1/5 mile to capture one of four $50,000 divisions at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night. Read More...

Baze gives Itsinthepost perfect ride in San Luis Rey

DRF | 22 hours ago
Itsinthepost chased pacesetter, and 6-5 favorite, Ashleyluvssugar, down the backstretch before taking the lead in early stretch. From there, Itsinthepost held off a brief threat from 27-1 Syntax to win the Grade 2, $202,415 San Luis Rey Stakes by a length for his first career stakes win. Read More...

Fields Set for Louisiana Derby, Fair Grounds Oaks

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Brad Grady's lightly raced Girvin headlines the $1 million Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) set for April 1 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, which drew their Louisiana Derby Day card March 25. Read More...

Itsinthepost Breaks Through in San Luis Rey

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Second in three of his last four starts, including two against graded competition, the son of American Post finally broke through March 25 at Santa Anita Park in the $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (G2T). Read More...

Santa Anita: Single ticket carryover of $413,075 for Sunday’s pick six

DRF | 23 hours ago
There are two carryovers in Sunday’s pick six at Santa Anita - $126,168 in the main pick six pool and $413,075 in the single ticket jackpot pool. Read More...

Golden Mischief gets help from stewards to win Purple Martin

DRF | 23 hours ago
Golden Mischief had her number put up Saturday in the $150,000 Purple Martin at Oaklawn after first-place finisher Our Majesty was disqualified for an incident down the backstretch and placed fourth. The move elevated Chanel’s Legacy from third place to second. Vertical Oak, whose rider, Luis Contreras, claimed foul against Our Majesty, was placed third. Read More...

Fear the Cowboy knocks off favored Zulu in Skip Away

DRF | 23 hours ago
Fear the Cowboy became a graded stakes winner for the first time while also giving his trainer Efren Loza Jr. the first graded stakes win of his career by rallying to a three- length victory over even-money favorite Zulu in Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Skip Away Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Fast and Accurate pulls 24-1 surprise in Spiral Stakes

DRF | 24 hours ago
Kendall Hansen couldn’t help himself. The pain-management doctor known in racing circles for his outlandish tendencies got down on his knees to kiss the Turfway Park ground Saturday just minutes after his longshot colt, Fast and Accurate, pulled a stunning 24-1 upset in the 46th running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Spiral Stakes, the annual Turfway showcase. Read More...

Purely a Dream picks up another Boubonette Oaks win for McPeek

DRF | 24 hours ago
Trainer Ken McPeek continued his dominance of the Grade 3, $100,000 Bourbonette Oaks at Turfway Park on Saturday, winning the race for the third time since 2010 when Purely a Dream crossed the wire two lengths in front of stablemate Awesome Boss. Read More...

Fast and Accurate Scores Spiral Upset

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Kendall Hansen's longshot Fast and Accurate continued his improvement by leaps and bounds March 25 with a victory in the $500,000 JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes (G3). Read More...

Gunnevera Leads Busy Sophomore Work Slate

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Peacock Racing Stables' multiple graded stakes winner Gunnevera put in his final breeze March 25 for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) April 1 at Gulfstream Park, leading a coast-to-coast slate of sophomore works. Read More...

Hong Kong selections for Sunday, March 26, 2017

DRF | 1 day ago
Hong Kong selections for Sunday, March 26, 2017 Read More...

Purely a Dream Leads Bourbonette Exacta for McPeek

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Living the Dream Racing's Purely a Dream picked up 50 points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks and completed an exacta sweep for trainer Ken McPeek in the $100,000 Bourbonette Oaks (G3) March 25 at Turfway Park. Read More...

I Thought I had Seen it All

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
It’s almost as if Arrogate has taken on the best qualities of different great horses in each of his four stakes victories. Read More...

Montu triggers $915 exacta in Rushaway

DRF | 1 day ago
Montu, whose affinity for Turfway Park was already established, led home a longshot exacta to light up the tote board in the $100,000 Rushaway Stakes, the first of three stakes Saturday at the northern Kentucky track. Read More...

Girvin draws post 8 in nine-horse field for Louisiana Derby

DRF | 1 day ago
In 2014, when Joe Sharp was working as an assistant for trainer Mike Maker, owner Brad Grady gave him the financial backing to go out on his own and begin claiming horses. Next Saturday at Fair Grounds, Sharp and Grady will send out two horses in the $1 million Louisiana Derby, including likely favorite Girvin. Read More...

Fear the Cowboy Takes Skip Away in Late Drive

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centrofanti's Fear the Cowboy pulled a mild upset when he ran by even-money favorite Zulu and frontrunner Flashy Jewel in the stretch to win the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park March 25. Read More...

Irish War Cry Works With Wood Memorial Bid Likely

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes (G2) winner returned to the work tab March 25 after running seventh in the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2), putting in five furlongs in 1:01.10 at Palm Meadows Training Center. Read More...

Jack Hobbs relishes soft turf in Sheema Classic

DRF | 1 day ago
Jack Hobbs’s 4-year-old season began last April with a cracked pelvis suffered in the running of the Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket. His 5-year-old campaign got off to a much more auspicious beginning Saturday night at Meydan Racecourse, where Jack Hobbs decisively won the Group 1, $6 million Sheema Classic. Read More...

Nikki My Darling finishes fast to win Southern Park Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Odds-on favorite Nikki My Darling needed almost the entire length of the stretch to run down 16-1 longshot Conumdrum Red, but she got the job done to win the season’s first stakes in Ohio, the $75,000 Southern Park Stakes for Ohio-bred 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Mahoning Valley Race Course. Read More...

Arrogate simply breathtaking in last-to-first Dubai World Cup victory

DRF | 1 day ago
All week in Dubai, the outcome of the $10 million World Cup felt preordained: The great horse Arrogate could not lose. Then the starting gate clanged open, and there was no way Arrogate could win. Read More...

Bluegrass Flag wins scratch-depleted Cicada Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Tom Morley was quite confident in Bluegrass Flag when a five-horse field was carded for Saturday’s $100,000 Cicada Stakes at Aqueduct. His confidence only grew when Wilburnmoney and Sounds Delicious both scratched from the race due to illness. Read More...

Practical Joke, Gunnevera among workers for Florida Derby

DRF | 1 day ago
Practical Joke moved a step closer toward starting in the $1 million Florida Derby by working five furlongs in 1:00.90 in company with stablemate Shagaf at Palm Meadows on Saturday. Practical Joke was one of more than a half-dozen possible Florida Derby starters to work throughout the local area Saturday. Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Sunday, March 26, 2017

DRF | 1 day ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Sunday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Dubai World Cup Press Conference

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Comments from trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith after Arrogate's victory in the Dubai World Cup. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Vivlos beats males in Dubai Turf

DRF | 1 day ago
They call Joao Moreira “The Magic Man” at his home base in Hong Kong, and on Saturday night, Moreira made a Japanese mare named Vivlos appear out of thin air to win the $6 million Dubai Turf. Read More...

Montu scores front-running Rushaway S. win

Montu became Dialed In's third 3-year-old stakes winner of 2017 when the colt tallied a 1 1/4-length victory in the $100,000 Rushaway S... Read More...

Dubai Turf Press Conference

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Comments from the connections of Vivlos, including trainer Yasuo Tomomichi and jockey Joao Moreira, after her victory in the Dubai Turf Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Dubai Sheema Classic Press Conference

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Comments from trainer John Gosden, who explains that Jack Hobbs is a bit of a dreamer, and jockey William Buick after Jack Hobbs' victory in the Longines Dubai Sheema Classic. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Arrogate Last to First in Dubai World Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Juddmonte Farms' Arrogate broke last, but rallied to easily win the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline. Read More...

Prospective No. 1 Florida Freshman Sire at OBS

Ocala Stud's 2017 first-crop sire Prospective was Florida's leading freshman sire at the March 14-15 OBS Sale of 2-year-olds in Training, with a sales average of $71,667... Read More...

Horoscope dominates in Aqueduct maiden special weight

Astrology's latest maiden-breaker Horoscope was the easiest of winners March 24 at Aqueduct, bounding home to a 6 1/2-length win... Read More...

Filly Vivlos Rallies to Beat Boys in Dubai Turf

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Lead on the Dubai Turf Sponsored By DP World Read More...

Jack Hobbs, Vivlos Score on the Turf at Meydan

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Jack Hobbs rallies in the Longines Duba Sheema Classic (G1); Japanese filly Vivlos beats the boys in the Dubai Turf. Read More...