Thoroughbred News

King: How I’ll play Belmont for Sunday, June 26

DRF | 2 hours ago
DRF handicapper Byron King outlines his strategy for playing a pick three on Sunday's card at Belmont Park. Read More...

Night Racing Debuts at Albuquerque; Handle Up

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
A switch to night racing helped produce large business gains for Albuquerque Downs Racetrack & Casino in New Mexico for the first program of its 2016 meet June 25. Read More...

Pocono: Stage set for Franklin final with two world records

DRF | 17 hours ago
The appetizer may be better than the main course of the Ben Franklin at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono after Always B Miki and Mel Mara put on a display in one of three eliminations, with Always B Miki scorching the oval in a career-best and world record-equalling 1:47 clocking. Read More...

Gabbay holds narrow lead in Santa Anita Gold Cup Betting Challenge

DRF | 17 hours ago
Nisan Gabbay, 39, a longtime horseplayer from Del Mar, Calif., is in the lead after the first day of the Santa Anita Gold Cup Betting Challenge with a bankroll of $16,700.50. Read More...

Pocono: Dayson, Bar Hopping with late heroics in Beal eliminations

DRF | 17 hours ago
Stretch drama was the order of the day in the pair of $25,000 Earl Beal Memorial eliminations for 3-year-old male trotters at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Dayson made up four lengths in the last sixteenth to win the first elimination, while Bar Hopping gave Southwind Frank only the second loss of his career in the other one. Read More...

Melatonin punches ticket to Breeders’ Cup Classic by winning Gold Cup

DRF | 17 hours ago
Melatonin was 16-1 when he won the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap in March in his first stakes win. Melatonin won his second stakes in Saturday’s $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita as the 9-5 favorite. Read More...

Bronze Star wire-to-wire Oak Tree Handicap winner

DRF | 18 hours ago
Bronze Star, the lone speed in the field with the scratch of stablemate Southern Freedom, led every step of the way as he captured his stakes debut Saturday in the $54,875 Oak Tree Handicap in the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Read More...

Pocono: Lynch eliminations go to Newborn Sassy, Pure Country

DRF | 18 hours ago
Pure Country and driver Brett Miller proved that determination is key in major races as she ground down Blue Moon Stride in the final stride to capture the second of two eliminations for the James Lynch Memorial at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday night. Read More...

Melatonin Game in Gold Cup Victory

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
Tarabilla Farms' Melatonin clinched his second grade I of the year June 25 in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita. Read More...

Identify Live Horses by Late Odds Changes

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
Whether it's early or late, keeping an eye on the toteboard is surely a way to get the odds in your favor during a day at the racetrack. Read More...

Lord Nelson runs down Subtle Indian in Triple Bend

DRF | 18 hours ago
Lord Nelson gave Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his first Grade 1 win of 2016 in Saturday’s $301,035 Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita. Read More...

Pocono: Control The Moment, Racing Hill prevail in Hempt eliminations

DRF | 19 hours ago
Form from the North America Cup carried over to the two $25,000 Max C. Hempt Memorial eliminations on Saturday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono as Racing Hill and Control The Moment, who were second and third in the event last Saturday at Mohawk, were victorious. Read More...

Lord Nelson Lunges to Triple Bend Score

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson got up just in time to win the $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes (gr. I) June 25 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Isabella Sings Sails Home in Eatontown

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Siena Farm's homebred Isabella Sings went right for the lead out of the gate and never looked back in the $100,000 Eatontown Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 25, posting a three-length victory after showing the way at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Isabella Sings leads all the way in Eatontown

DRF | 20 hours ago
Isabella Sings won her second stakes of the Monmouth Park meet on Saturday, leading her six rivals on a merry chase from beginning to end in the Grade 3 Eatontown. Read More...

Dugaboy Brown breezes in CTBA Derby

DRF | 20 hours ago
Dugaboy Brown dominated the $40,272 CTBA Derby at Arapahoe Park on Saturday, when he darted to a 4 3/4-length win over Noble Artist. Read More...

Sarah Sis leads all the way in Chicago Handicap

DRF | 20 hours ago
The good Sarah Sis showed up Saturday at Arlington, leading all way as the 9/5-favorite in the Grade 3, $100,000 Chicago Handicap. Read More...

By the Moon draws clear in Bed o’ Roses

DRF | 20 hours ago
By the Moon signaled she'll be a key player in the East Coast filly and mare sprint division this year with a decisive 1 3/4-length win in the Grade 3 Bed o' Roses at Belmont Park on Saturday. Read More...

Mo Tom Clear Winner in Ohio Derby

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
GMB Racing's Mo Tom finally got a clean trip and showed just how good he can be June 25 in the $500,000 Ohio Derby Stakes at JACK ThistleDown Racino. Read More...

Justalittlesmoke scores in Petro Memorial Handicap

DRF | 20 hours ago
Justalittlesmoke strengthened her status as the season’s top older Ohio-bred female with a three-quarter-length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 J. William Petro Memorial Handicap at Thistledown. Read More...

Mo Tom takes outside route to Ohio Derby victory

DRF | 20 hours ago
This time, nothing was left to chance with Mo Tom. The victim of trips ranging from mild trouble in the Kentucky Derby to near disaster in the Louisiana Derby and the Risen Star, Mo Tom was kept outside and in the clear Saturday at Thistledown in the $500,000 Ohio Derby and scored a decisive victory, beating Adventist by three lengths. Read More...

Moment of Delight fires fresh in Boca Chica

DRF | 21 hours ago
Moment of Delight, showing no ill effects from a five-month layoff, cruised to a convincing 5 1/4-length triumph over Winning for Sarah in Saturday’s $75,000 Boca Chica Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

By the Moon Edges Wavell Avenue at Belmont

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Under a patient ride by Jose Ortiz, grade I winner By the Moon found room in the two path in early stretch and muscled through rivals on her way to a clear victory in the $150,000 Bed o' Roses Handicap (gr. III) June 25 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Athena lands jackpot, but no one solves Single 6

DRF | 21 hours ago
While Athena landed a jackpot victory in the $67,000 Roxelana Stakes for fillies and mares Saturday at Churchill Downs, no one else did, adding steam to the chase for the Single 6. Read More...

California Chrome Work – June 25, 2016

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
California Chrome works at Los Alamitos on June 25, 2016. Courtesy Los Alamitos Race Course. Read More...

Conquest Vivi dominates as favorite in Nandi

DRF | 21 hours ago
The speedy Court Vision filly Conquest Vivi justified her favoritism with a dominating score in the $125,400 Nandi Stakes for Ontario-sired 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine on Saturday. Read More...

Un Autre First Winner for I’ll Have Another

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
I'll Have Another, a United States champion and classic winner who stands in Japan, gained his first winner June 25 when Un Autre won his debut at Tokyo Racecourse. Read More...

Sarah Sis Returns to Winning Ways in Chicago

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Sarah Sis returned to her winning ways June 25 with a gate-to-wire run in the $100,000 Chicago Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington International Racecourse. Read More...

Nyquist Logs Easy Afternoon Workout

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Doug O'Neill didn't want Reddam Racing's Nyquist to burn up the track June 25 in just his second work back following his run in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and the son of Uncle Mo gave his trainer just what he wanted. Read More...

Harzand holds off challenge to win Irish Derby

DRF | 22 hours ago
Harzand, the Epsom Derby winner on June 4, became a dual derby winner Saturday at The Curragh when he turned back a stern challenge from Idaho and won the Group 1 Irish Derby. Read More...

Eyeplayeveryday, Debbie’s Tude give connections sweep of Maryland-bred stakes

DRF | 22 hours ago
Trainer Bill Komlo combined with owner-breeders Michael and Debbie Horning to score upsets in the co-featured $75,000 turf stakes for Maryland-breds on Saturday’s Maryland-Virginia Breeders Day program at Pimlico. Read More...

Nyquist workout moves him closer to July comeback

DRF | 22 hours ago
Nyquist, the champion 2-year-old male of 2015 and winner of last month's Kentucky Derby, worked five furlongs in 1:02.07 prior to the first race at Santa Anita on Saturday, moving closer to a comeback in an undetermined race later this summer. Read More...

Thrilling Triple Bend (G1) goes to Lord Nelson

In a race that came down to the very last jump, Lord Nelson surged by a game Subtle Indian in the $300,000 Triple Bend S. (G1) Saturday at Santa Anita Read More...

Encryption by a neck in Turning for Home Stakes

DRF | 22 hours ago
Encryption rallied four wide around the final turn and prevailed in a stretch-long duel with the favored Majestic Affair to win the $100,000 Turning for Home Stakes by a neck at Parx Racing on Saturday. Read More...

Trainer Lynch reinstated in New York

DRF | 22 hours ago
The New York state racing license of Brian Lynch has been conditionally reinstated, and he is free to resume training his horses stabled at Belmont Park and Saratoga. Read More...

Encryption by a neck in Turning for Home Stakes

DRF | 22 hours ago
Encryption rallied four wide around the final turn and prevailed in a stretch-long duel with the favored Majestic Affair to win the $100,000 Turning for Home Stakes by a neck at Parx Racing on Saturday. Read More...

Bronze Star latest stakes winner for Tapit

Bronze Star made his stakes debut a winning one on Saturday Pleasanton with a gritty one-length victory in the $50,000 Oak Tree S... Read More...

Tepin Makes Stop at Belmont Park

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Royal Ascot heroine Tepin brought a little extra star power to New York this weekend as the group I Queen Anne winner fit in a short stop on her world tour at historic Belmont Park. Read More...

American Patriot scores big on Belmont Park turf

WinStar Farm's homebred 3-year-old colt American Patriot tallied an eye-catching three length victory on the Belmont Park inner turf course on Saturday... Read More...

Court Vision filly undefeated following Nandi S. win

Conquest Vivi backed up her sharp maiden score two weeks ago with a resounding 2 1/2-length score in Saturday's $125,000 Nandi S... Read More...

Meadowlands: Sixteen baby races staged Saturday morning

DRF | 1 day ago
The Saturday, June 25 edition of Breakfast With The Babies at the Meadowlands got underway at 9:30 on a another perfect morning with the temperature in the high 70’s and a very slight easterly breeze. The colts and fillies competing in the 16 races for 2-year-olds represented over $10 million spent to acquire them at auction last fall. Read More...

Jockey Hill Guides in 1,000th Winner

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Jockey Channing Hill was all smiles the morning of June 25 for a good reason. The 28-year-old native of Grand Island, Neb. scored his 1,000th career win the previous day aboard Shut the Gate in the eighth race at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Harzand Completes Derby Double at Curragh

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-l) winner Harzand saw off a strong challenge from Idaho in the final furlong to seal a classic double in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 25 at the Curragh. Read More...

Tepin arrives at Belmont Park before heading to Churchill Downs

DRF | 1 day ago
Tepin arrived at Belmont Park on Friday as she continues to make her way back to the Churchill Downs division of trainer Mark Casse's stable following her historic victory over males in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 14. Read More...

California Chrome moves closer to return with six-furlong workout

DRF | 1 day ago
California Chrome’s workouts are getting serious. With four weeks remaining before his summer debut in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar, California Chrome worked six furlongs in 1:12.20 at Los Alamitos on Saturday. The exercise equaled his longest workout since he returned to training in early May following a win in the $10 million Dubai World Cup in the United Arab Emirates on March 26. Read More...

Beer: How I’ll play Belmont Park on Saturday, June 25

DRF | 1 day ago
Let's take a look at Saturday's late pick four, which covers races 7 through 10. Read More...

Rampellini: Lone Star Park pick four for Sunday, June 26

DRF | 1 day ago
Sprinters who win races at an above-average rate are out in droves for Sunday’s late pick four at Lone Star Park. The sequence that has a 50-cent minimum wager runs on races 6-9. It opens with a $40,000 optional-claiming sprint that drew six stakes winners and includes a second optional claimer at six furlongs in which one entrant is chasing career victory No. 21. The forecast for the afternoon program is a high of 97 degrees, with no precipitation in the mix, according to The Weather Channel. Below is a look at the late pick four. Read More...

Arapahoe Park under quarantine due to case of Equine Infectious Anemia

DRF | 1 day ago
Arapahoe Park in Aurora, Colo., has been placed under quarantine after a horse on the grounds tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), the track announced Friday. The lockdown restricts movement of horses both in and out of the stable area, but racing can be conducted, and the track’s program went on as scheduled Friday. Read More...

California Chrome Logs Weekly Drill at Los Al

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Another week, another performance from Los Alamitos Race Course's resident superstar in front of some of his most loyal fans. Read More...

Meadowlands: Resolve takes Cutler Memorial in return to the United States

DRF | 2 days ago
Making his first start since finishing second in the Elitlopp, Resolve got away with an easy middle half and sprinted a 26 3/5 final quarter win the $200,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial for older trotters on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Read More...