Thoroughbred News

Iotapa gets unexpected company in BC Distaff work

DRF | 1 day ago
The workout for Iotapa on Monday at Santa Anita was planned as a simple six-furlong drill to prepare for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. It turned out to be more demanding than intended. Read More...

Maragh will miss Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 1 day ago
Rajiv Maragh, who suffered a broken arm in a spill during the running of the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont on Sept. 27, confirmed Monday that he would not make it back in time to ride the Breeders’ Cup. Read More...

Watch out for City of Weston’s late kick

DRF | 1 day ago
Some of the better older sprinters in south Florida will be getting together Wednesday at Gulfstream Park West when they compete for a $44,000 purse in the feature race, a six-furlong allowance with wide-open conditions. Read More...

Up With the Birds accepts Japan Cup invitation

DRF | 1 day ago
After running second in the Grade 3 Knickerbocker Stakes on Oct. 11 at Belmont Park, Up With the Birds will head to Japan for his next start to run in the Group 1 Japan Cup at Tokyo Racecourse on Nov. 30. Read More...

Classic: V. E. Day joins the field

DRF | 1 day ago
The addition to the Breeders’ Cup Classic of V. E. Day, withdrawals of Noble Moon and Tapiture, and penultimate works from Bayern, Footbridge, Majestic Harbor, Cigar Street, and Tonalist capped a flurry of activity in the 24 hours leading up to the pre-entry deadline on Monday for the Nov. 1 Classic. Read More...

Pohdi Pohdi could return quickly for Fanfreluche

DRF | 1 day ago
Pohdi Pohdi followed up an impressive debut effort on Aug. 23 with another impressive five-length victory in the Victorian Queen Stakes for Ontario-sired 2-year-old fillies on Oct. 11 at Woodbine. She could be back quickly for her next start, the Fanfreluche Stakes for Ontario-bred 2-year-old fillies on Sunday. Read More...

Filly-Mare Sprint: La Verdad among several defections

DRF | 1 day ago
As of Monday morning, as all Breeders’ Cup pre-entries were being taken, at least 10 horses were known candidates for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint on Nov. 1. Read More...

Love and Marriage a threat on turf or dirt

DRF | 1 day ago
Love and Marriage could be a dual surface threat in Wednesday’s $77,000 allowance feature at Belmont Park. Though Love and Marriage is taking the next logical step from a maiden win on turf last month to a first-level allowance on turf, trainer Chad Brown wouldn’t be bashful about running the 3-year-old filly on dirt if forecasted rain forces the race to the main track. Read More...

Claimer Seeking the Sherif Reaches BC Sprint

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
No one claiming a horse for $12,500 does so thinking that the horse will participate in a Breeders' Cup race. But that didn't stop Seeking the Sherif from earning his way into the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint Nov. 1. Read More...

U.S. Juvenile Turf Fillies Await Euro Attack

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
America looks to have a powerful contingent this year to turn back the Europeans in this year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT). Read More...

Indianapolis being considered for Breeders’ Cup Sprint

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Bob Baffert woke up Monday morning with one Breeders’ Cup Sprint starter. But by mid-morning, he may have added a second after watching his undefeated 3-year-old Indianapolis work alongside defending Sprint winner Secret Circle from the gate at Santa Anita. Read More...

Canadian International winner Hillstar could return next year

DRF | 1 day ago
Hillstar made a three-wide move at the top of the lane under Ryan Moore and continued on strongly to the wire to win the Grade 1 Canadian International at Woodbine on Sunday. Read More...

Peace and War to miss BC with injury

DRF | 1 day ago
The weekend defection of Alcibiades winner Peace and War from the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies brings the probable field to nine as pre-entries were being taken Monday. Read More...

Bim Bam tries to extend winning streak to four in Wednesday feature

DRF | 1 day ago
A quick read of the conditions of the Wednesday feature at Keeneland might not be enough to fully comprehend how Bim Bam remains eligible for the $64,000 allowance. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile candidates get in works

DRF | 1 day ago
Dirt Mile contenders throughout the nation put in solid workouts over the past few days. Read More...

Just The Judge uses E.P. Taylor win as springboard to BC Filly and Mare Turf

DRF | 1 day ago
Although Sunday’s Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine wasn’t a Win and You’re In race for the Nov. 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf, it essentially served as one for Just The Judge. Read More...

Bullet Move for Likely BC Juvenile Favorite

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Zayat Stables homebred American Pharoah handily worked five furlongs in :58 3/5 on Monday, Oct. 20 as the son of Pioneerof the Nile continues work toward the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I). Read More...

Haskin: Time to Give Blame His Due

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
To most everyone, the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic was a punch in the gut, the end of a magical run that brought an eerie hush to the crowd at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Grade I Winner Alterite to Arqana Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
French-bred Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) winner Alterite has been consigned to the Arqana December sale that takes place Dec. 6-9 in Deauville, France. She will be part of the Haras des Capucines consignment. Read More...

Motion: Main Sequence retaining his form

DRF | 1 day ago
Main Sequence may be a sharper horse in the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita than he was winning the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park on Sept. 27. Read More...

ReRun to host online Moneigh auction by Breeders’ Cup favorites

DRF | 1 day ago
The annual eBay auction of Moneigh paintings by Breeders’ Cup participants will be held Oct. 29 to Nov. 5. Read More...

Bergman: In The Arsenal overcomes adversity

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Kelvin Harrison had extreme expectations for In The Arsenal, a homebred of Michael Parisi’s White Birch Farms that didn’t bring enough at auction last year to sell. Unwanted by the masses but completely at home with Harrison, In The Arsenal flashed his enormous talent in the Sheppard Pace winning both elimination and final in mid-July at Yonkers. Read More...

Euros Qualify, Osaila headed to Juvenile Fillies Turf

DRF | 1 day ago
European-based horses have won the last two editions of the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, and it has been confirmed that Qualify and Osaila will make the trip from Great Britain to run in the one-mile race on Oct. 31 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Oct. 13 – Oct. 15

DRF | 1 day ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Balmoral, Hoosier, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from Oct. 14 – Oct. 15

DRF | 1 day ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Colic: To Refer or Not to Refer

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Four out of every 100 horses colic each year, making it the most common equine emergency. While most cases do not require surgery, 7-10% of them do involve lesions that are only correctable through surgery. Read More...

Wildcat Heir’s Daring Kathy Scores Win In $90,000 Cellars Shiraz Stakes

Daring Kathy, a daughter of Journeyman Stud stallion Wildcat Heir, was much the best in winning the $90,000 Cellars Shiraz Stakes on October 18 at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 11:16 PM ET English-based runners dominated Woodbine's International card Sunday, taking three of the day's four... Read More...

Trip Notes for Oct. 18-19: Raven Run, Canadian International, E.P. Taylor and more…

DRF | 2 days ago
Trip Notes for Oct. 18-19: Raven Run, Canadian International, E.P. Taylor and more by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

Head May Continue Mile Success with Anodin

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Head began his assault on the storied grass race in 1987-88, riding Miesque, then saddled Goldikova to three consecutive victories in 2008-10 after beginning a training career. Now, Goldikova's full brother could step up. Read More...

Maturing White Rose Blossoms in Dowager

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
White Rose emerged from a five-horse scramble in the final 50 yards to win the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager by a nose over lukewarm favorite Caroline Thomas Oct. 19 at Keeneland. Read More...

Fresh Native Bombshell Wins Ontario Fashion

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Native Bombshell shook off the rust after a year's absence, coming from off the pace to get up by a neck over favored Disco Barbie in the $139,006 Ontario Fasion Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 19 at Woodbine. Read More...

Red Outlaw remains unbeaten by capturing Uniformity

DRF | 2 days ago
Red Outlaw overcame more than seven rivals to extend his unbeaten streak to six races in Sunday’s $93,250 Uniformity Stakes on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita. Read More...

Just the Judge Rules in the EP Taylor

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 6:26 PM ET 10th at WOX (Woodbine)GI EP Taylor S. ($500,000)     Winner: Just The Judge (Ire) by Lawman (Fr) Just The Judge (Ire) (Lawman {Fr}) rules i... Read More...

Caspar Netscher Up in Time for Nearctic Win

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
British raider Caspar Netscher charged between rivals and drove down the center of the Woodbine stretch to win the $300,000 Nearctic Stakes (Can-IIT) Oct. 19. Read More...

Just The Judge overcomes bad start to take E.P. Taylor

DRF | 2 days ago
The favored English filly Just The Judge came on strongly in the lane and held off Odeliz late to take Sunday’s Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes, the supporting feature on Canadian International Day at Woodbine. Read More...

European invader Caspar Netscher wins Nearctic

DRF | 2 days ago
Caspar Netscher ($11.60), the lone European-based horse in the field, split horses in deep stretch Sunday to capture the Grade 2, $315,200 Nearctic Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Native Bombshell comes off long layoff to win Ontario Fashion Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Native Bombshell ($8.50), returning off nearly a year-long layoff, caught Cryptic Message in deep stretch and held off Disco Barbie in the final strides Sunday to win the Grade 3, $156,800 Ontario Fashion Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Native Bombshell Comes Off the Bench for Ontario Fashion Win

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 5:48 PM ET 9th at WOX (Woodbine)GIII Ontario Fashion S. ($150,000)     Winner: Native Bombshell by War Front Native Bombshell (War Front) returns from... Read More...

Workout report: Dayatthespa best of Brown’s bunch

DRF | 2 days ago
There might have been a chill in the air, but the action was hot and heavy out on the racetrack Sunday at Belmont Park, with more than 30 potential Breeders’ Cup starters working over the main track, training track, and turf. Read More...

Just The Judge Earns E. P. Taylor Verdict

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Favored Just The Judge, invading from Great Britain, appears headed for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) after powering through the Woodbine stretch to prevail in the $500,000 E. P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) Oct. 19. Read More...

A Toss Up ends drought in Los Alamitos Championship

DRF | 2 days ago
A Toss Up won his first stakes since April 2012 in Saturday’s $150,000 Los Alamitos Championship, earning a berth to the $600,000 Champion of Champions on Dec. 13. Read More...

Untapable Tops Worktab Sunday at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Untapable, who suddenly looms as a possible favorite in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) following the defection of Beholder, turned in a bullet five-furlong move at Santa Anita Oct. 19. Read More...

White Rose noses out Caroline Thomas in Dowager

DRF | 2 days ago
Turf specialist White Rose continued a productive streak for herself and for her ownership group by posting a narrow victory in the $125,000 Dowager Stakes on Sunday at Keeneland. Read More...

North Slope rallies to win by a neck in Bowl Game Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Late in his 4-year-old year, North Slope maybe has figured things out. After winning just two of his first 16 starts, North Slope now has won two straight, including Sunday’s $100,000 Bowl Game Stakes by a neck over the favored Slumber. It was a neck back to the pace-setting Micromanage in third. Read More...

Quality Road Gets Another Winner at Belmont

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 4:22 PM ET 7th at BEL (Belmont Park)Msw ($75K)     Winner: Overprepared by Quality Road Overprepared (Quality Road) becomes a TDN Rising Star for her ... Read More...

Hillstar Rallies for Pattison Canadian International Victory

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 4:04 PM ET 6th at WOX (Woodbine)GI Pattison Canadian International ($400,000)     Winner: Hillstar (GB) by Danehill Dancer (Ire) Hillstar (GB) (Danehi... Read More...

Tonalist works ‘absolutely perfect’ five furlongs for BC Classic

DRF | 2 days ago
Tonalist, the Belmont Stakes and Jockey Club Gold Cup winner, worked five furlongs in 1:00.56 over the Belmont main track Sunday morning in preparation for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. Read More...

Hillstar proves best in Canadian International

DRF | 2 days ago
Hillstar, the favored English invader, held off a charging Big Blue Kitten to capture Sunday’s $1 million Canadian International, from which morning-line favorite Brown Panther was scratched after getting loose in the warmup just prior to the 1 1/2-mile event. Read More...