Thoroughbred News

East Gift Takes Unusual Path Back to Clark

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
When Easter Gift finished a solid third to eventual 3-year-old champion Will Take Charge and Game On Dude in last year's Clark Handicap (gr. I), trainer Chad Brown was hoping that big things could be on the horizon. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 10 hours ago
Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 9:19 PM ET The Tattersalls December Sale kicks off Monday in Newmarket and Kelsey Riley previews the nine-day auction,... Read More...

Big Macher Shows Star Quality in Cary Grant

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Rebounding from a troubled effort in the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), favored Big Macher outfought a determined Rousing Sermon to score a game neck victory in the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes Nov. 23 at Del Mar. Read More...

Tom’s Tribute Tops Talented Seabiscuit Cast

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Tom's Tribute, whose past two starts at Del Mar produced victories in the Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT) and Del Mar Mile Handicap (gr. IIT), heads a staunch field of 10 expected for the grade II Seabiscuit Handicap Nov. 28. Read More...

Big Macher refuses to lose in Cary Grant

DRF | 11 hours ago
Big Macher ($4.80), the favorite, held off a race-long challenge from Rousing Sermon and prevailed by a neck in the Cary Grant Stakes at Del Mar. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 11/24 Analysis

DRF | 12 hours ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 11/24 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Northfield: Monday 11/24 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 13 hours ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Monday 11/24 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Monday 11/24 Analysis

DRF | 13 hours ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Monday 10/24 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Don’t Tell Sophia Tops Fall City Handicap

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Phil Sims and Jerry Namy's Don't Tell Sophia heads a field of 10 older fillies and mares for the 99th running of the Falls City Handicap (gr. II) Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Don’t Tell Sophia Leads Fall City Handicap

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Phil Sims and Jerry Namy's Don't Tell Sophia heads a field of 10 older fillies and mares for the 99th running of the Falls City Handicap (gr. II) Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Don’t Tell Sophia Leads Falls City Handicap

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Phil Sims and Jerry Namy's Don't Tell Sophia heads a field of 10 older fillies and mares for the 99th running of the Falls City Handicap (gr. II) Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Calgary Cat Sizzles in Kennedy Road Triumph

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Favored Calgary Cat completed a strong case for a Sovereign Award as Canada's top sprinter Nov. 23 with a dazzling finish in the $184,471 Kennedy Road Stakes (Can-II) to win going away at Woodbine. Read More...

Three Hearts right at home in California

DRF | 14 hours ago
The summer heat on the East Coast threatened to ruin the career of the 4-year-old filly Three Hearts earlier this year. In the summer of 2013 and again earlier this year, the filly suffered the effects of heat stroke after races in Virginia and New York. Barry Irwin, who directs the Team Valor International partnership that owns Three Hearts, decided to make a drastic move. The filly was sent to trainer Neil Drysdale in California in September. Read More...

Calgary Cat scores in Kennedy Road, draws closer to divisional title

DRF | 14 hours ago
Calgary Cat seemingly nailed down the Sovereign Award for this year’s Canadian champion male sprinter after his explosive off-the-pace score in Sunday’s Grade 2 Kennedy Road Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Shipper Holiday Star Faces 10 in Turf Cup

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Sycamore Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Holiday Star, in the best form of his career, ships in from Maryland for trainer Graham Motion to test the firm turf at Del Mar in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) Thanksgiving Day. Read More...

Cowtown Cat’s Calgary Cat Powers to GII Kennedy Road Win

TDN | 14 hours ago
Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 4:54 PM ET 8th at WOX (Woodbine)GII Kennedy Road     Winner: Calgary Cat by Cowtown Cat Calgary Cat (g, 4, Cowtown Cat) makes his case for divisional... Read More...

Hushion Seeks ‘Wand for Princess Violet

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Filly named for trainer's granddaughter looks for graded breakthrough Nov. 28 at Aqueduct. Read More...

Congrats Half-Sis to Close Hatches Named TDN Rising Star

TDN | 15 hours ago
Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 4:21 PM ET 7th at CDX (Churchill Downs)     Winner: Skywarn by Congrats Skywarn (f, 2, Congrats), a half to MGISW Close Hatches, sharp in second-out ... Read More...

Hollywood Derby Likely After Chrome’s Workout

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
California Chrome had his first breeze over the turf at Del Mar Nov. 23, after which trainer Art Sherman told reporters he would enter the dual classic winner in the upcoming $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT). Read More...

Danon Shark Wins Mile Championship Thriller

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Danon Shark came out on top in the Mile Championship Nov. 23 at Kyoto, earning his first group I win in stakes record time after a tooth-and-nail stretch battle with Fiero. Read More...

Fox Rules named top horse of 2014 at Finger Lakes

DRF | 16 hours ago
Fox Rules, who went 3 for 3 locally during the season, including a stakes, was chosen Finger Lakes horse of the year for 2014 at the local Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association awards dinner Saturday. Read More...

Congrats’ Skywarn a “Star” at Churchill Downs

The well-bred 2-year-old filly Skywarn’s impressive maiden special weight victory Sunday at Churchill Downs... Read More...

Take Charge Brandi may run once more in Starlet

DRF | 17 hours ago
The path Take Charge Brandi takes moving forward will be discussed with owner Willis Horton, trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Sunday. An option is to make one additional start this year, in the Grade 1, $350,000 Starlet at Los Alamitos on Dec. 13. Read More...

Don’t Tell Sophia tops 10 entered for Falls City

DRF | 18 hours ago
Don’t Tell Sophia was assigned post 7 as the 125-pound highweight and solid favorite when entries were drawn Sunday for the Grade 2, $200,000 Falls City Handicap, the first of four graded stakes on closing weekend of the Churchill Downs fall meet. Read More...

California Chrome gets feel for turf before Hollywood Derby

DRF | 18 hours ago
California Chrome, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, worked a half-mile on turf in 52 seconds on Sunday morning at Del Mar in what was to serve as a test drive for a scheduled start Saturday in the Grade 1, $300,000 Hollywood Derby here. Read More...

Santa Anita Derby early 2015 goal for Ocho Ocho Ocho

DRF | 18 hours ago
Ocho Ocho Ocho will be put on the Santa Anita Derby trail next year, trainer Jim Cassidy said on Sunday, a day after the horse won his two-turn debut in the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot. Read More...

Belle of a day for Bob & Sandra Peters

Arrowfield Stud | 19 hours ago
A pair of belles made Super Saturday at Ascot in Perth very special indeed for leading owner-breeders Bob & Sandra Peters... Read More...

Watchmaker: Pick three play for Aqueduct on Sunday, Nov. 23

DRF | 20 hours ago
When I do this “Pick X” feature for DRF.com, I try to go for something with the potential for a bigger payoff such as a pick five or a pick four. Unfortunately, I can’t do that for Sunday’s card at Aqueduct. Not with the way this card is constructed. Read More...

Wildcat Heir’s Daring Kathy Tallies GR. 3 My Charmer Handicap Win

Daring Kathy became Journeyman Stud stallion Wildcat Heir's third graded stakes winner on the season with a victory in the $100,000-added My Charmer Handicap (G3) on Saturday, November 22, at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Litfin: How I’d play Aqueduct on Sunday, Nov. 23

DRF | 20 hours ago
While always looking for opportunities to play multi-race exotics in the quest of winning a lot for a little, that’s not happening for me in Sunday’s early pick four, or the pick five because of the dastardly positioning of a maiden race for 2-year-olds as the anchor leg. Read More...

Lucy’s Bob Boy defends title in A Huevo Stakes

DRF | 22 hours ago
The margin of victory may have been smaller, but Lucy’s Bob Boy was equally dominant Saturday night in winning the $50,000 A Huevo Stakes for West Virginia-breds at Charles Town for a second time. Read More...

Deep Impact’s Danon Shark Upsets the Mile Championship

TDN | 23 hours ago
Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 8:19 AM ET 8th at KYT (KYOTO)G1 Mile Championship (US$1.6m)      Winner: Danon Shark (Jpn) by Deep Impact (Jpn) Deep Impact's Danon Shark Upsets the ... Read More...

Breeders Crown: Commander Crowe ultra-game in aged trot final

DRF | 1 day ago
The 11-year-old trotter became the oldest horse to win a Breeders Crown race and he did it in eye-popping fashion scoring from post nine in 1:51. Read More...

Breeders Crown: Pinkman, Traceur Hanover dominate 2-year-old events

DRF | 1 day ago
Pinkman and Traceur Hanover were both gutsy winners in their respective 2YO Crown events. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 9:49 PM ET The folks in Vinton, Louisiana, put on another good show Saturday afternoon, as Delta Downs played host to its... Read More...

Breeders Crown: JK She’salady stays perfect with impressive victory

DRF | 1 day ago
JK She’salady made it a perfect dozen capturing the $500,000 Breeders Crown for juvenile filly pacers in gritty and record-setting fashion. Read More...

Three Hearts Breaks Through in Red Carpet

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Making her first start for Neil Drysdale, Three Hearts took the lead in the stretch at odds of 29-1 and proved too tough while holding off Lady of Gold in the $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 22 at Del Mar. Read More...

Sunbean in Hand for Easy Delta Mile Victory

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Brittlyn Stables' Sunbean rallied smartly off the turn and romped away to an eye-catching victory in the $250,000 Delta Mile Stakes Nov. 22 at Delta Downs Racetrack, Casino & Hotel. Read More...

Cardinal Handicap Falls to Strike Charmer

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Courtlandt Farms' homebred Strike Charmer broke through at the graded level with a good rally Nov. 22, claiming the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Sunbean stalks to 11th stakes victory in Delta Mile

DRF | 1 day ago
Sunbean notched the 11th stakes win of his career Saturday, when he powered to a five-length win in the $250,000 Delta Downs Mile. Agent Di Nozzo finished second, while it was another 1 1/2 lengths back in third to Grand Contender. Read More...

Three Hearts wakes up at big price in Red Carpet

DRF | 1 day ago
A move to the West Coast this fall has made a stakes winner of Three Hearts, the upset winner of Saturday’s $101,500 Red Carpet Handicap at Del Mar. Read More...

Dom the Bomb blows away Sun Power field

DRF | 1 day ago
Dom the Bomb was bet down to 2-5 odds Saturday at Hawthorne in the $60,175 Sun Power Stakes, and the price was utterly realistic. Blasting away from his rivals at the top of the stretch after pressing the early pace, Dom the Bomb ran solo through the final furlong, winning the Sun Power, a race restricted to Illinois-bred 2-year-old colts and geldings, by 11 3/4 lengths. Read More...

Ocho Ocho Ocho narrowly prevails in Delta Jackpot

DRF | 2 days ago
Ocho Ocho Ocho remained undefeated in three starts Saturday after he won a photo over Mr. Z in the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot, and then withstood both a stewards’ inquiry as well as an objection from the rider of third-place finisher Far Right. Read More...

Take Charge Brandi keeps rolling with victory in Princess

DRF | 2 days ago
Breeders’ Cup winner Take Charge Brandi furthered her case for an Eclipse Award for champion 2-year-old filly Saturday, when she drove to a 1 1/2-length win over Skipalute in the Grade 3, $400,000 Delta Downs Princess. It was another length back in third to Majestic Presence. Read More...

Unbeaten Ocho Ocho Ocho takes the Delta Jackpot Stakes

OBS Sales | 2 days ago
DP Racing, LLC’s unbeaten Ocho Ocho Ocho hooked up Mr. Z on the turn in Saturday’s $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (G3) and was best by a nose at the wire after a stretch-long battle. It’s the second stakes score and first … Read More...

Daring Kathy handles older foes in My Charmer

DRF | 2 days ago
Daring Kathy notched her first graded stakes win with a wire-to-wire, 1 1/4-length triumph over Cushion in the Grade 3 My Charmer Handicap at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Ocho Ocho Ocho Cashes Jackpot, Now 3-for-3

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Undefeated Ocho Ocho Ocho, one of several Southern California shippers in the field, outfought Mr. Z through the drive to capture the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) by a nose at Delta Downs Racetrack Nov. 22. Read More...

Daring Kathy Wires My Charmer

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 6:08 PM ET 9th at GPW (Gulfstream Park West)GIII My Charmer H. ($115k)     Winner: Daring Kathy by Wildcat Heir Daring Kathy (f, 3, Wildcat Heir) w... Read More...

Street Sense Colt Hits the Jackpot

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 6:00 PM ET 7th at DED (Delta Downs)GIII Delta Downs Jackpot ($1 million)     Winner: Ocho Ocho Ocho by Street Sense 'TDN Rising Star' Ocho Ocho Och... Read More...

Lubash becomes millionaire with Tropical Turf win

DRF | 2 days ago
Lubash became racing’s newest millionaire after rallying to a popular half-length decision over the pacesetter Reporting Star in Saturday’s $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...