Thoroughbred News

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from June 29 – July 1

DRF | 22 hours ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Northfield, Meadows, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Big Blue Kitten Takes United Nations

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Big Blue Kitten surged late to win his second edition of the $1 million United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) July 5 at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Nutan scores huge win in German Derby

DRF | 22 hours ago
Nutan, one of five entrants trained by Peter Schiergen, won the biggest race of his career in Sunday’s $721,500 German Derby at Hamburg Racecourse. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from June 29 – July 2

DRF | 22 hours ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Shaman Ghost Rallies to Take Queen’s Plate

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
With a move in deep stretch, Stronach Stables homebred Shaman Ghost surged past Danish Dynaformer to win the Queen's Plate Stakes July 5 at Woodbine. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 7/6 Analysis

DRF | 22 hours ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 7/6 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Grand Bili Goes Wire-to-Wire in the Carry Back

TDN | 22 hours ago
Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 5:06 PM ET 9th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)GIII Carry Back S. ($150k)     Winner: Grand Bili by City Zip Grand Bili (City Zip) goes wire-to-wire in the GIII ... Read More...

Goldy Espony wires field in River Memories

DRF | 22 hours ago
Goldy Espony capped a terrific holiday weekend in New York for trainer Chad Brown by going gate to wire under Kendrick Carmouche to take Sunday’s $100,000 River Memories Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

Shaman Ghost captures Queen’s Plate

DRF | 22 hours ago
Shaman Ghost caught another 3-1 shot, the lukewarm favorite Danish Dynaformer, in deep stretch to capture the 156th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate under Rafael Hernandez at Woodbine on Sunday. Read More...

Mohawk: Monday 7/6 Analysis

DRF | 22 hours ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 7/6 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Hold for More notches second career stakes win

Hold for More raced to an effortless 6 ½-length victory in the $60,000 Victor Myers S. Friday at Canterbury Park... Read More...

Go Blue Or Go Home wins second Highlander in record time

DRF | 22 hours ago
Go Blue Or Go Home ($36.60) won the Grade 2, $200,000 Highlander Stakes for the second time Sunday at Woodbine but for the first time on turf, breaking the six-furlong course record in the process. Read More...

Aldous Snow Repeats in Singspiel Stakes

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Tested by a strong stretch run to his inside from Dynamic Sky, Aldous Snow proved up to the challenge as he held off that rival to win the $150,000 Singspiel Stakes (gr. IIIT) for a second straight year. Read More...

Aldous Snow successfully defends Singspiel title

DRF | 23 hours ago
Aldous Snow ($12.60) held off Dynamic Sky in the final strides to capture the Grade 3, $174,600 Singspiel Stakes for the second year in a row by a head under jockey Eurico Da Silva. Read More...

Front-Runner Dogwood Trail Blossoms in Azalea

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Dogwood Trail blazed her way to the first stakes win of her career, capturing the $150,000 Azalea Stakes (gr. III) on the Summit of Speed card July 5 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Dogwood Trail Wins the Azalea

TDN | 23 hours ago
Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 4:02 PM ET 7th at GP (Gulfstream Park)GIII Azalea S. ($150k)     Winner: Dogwood Trail by Awesome of Course Dogwood Trail (Awesome of Course) earns her f... Read More...

Second winner for Paddy O’Prado

Freshman sire Paddy O’Prado chalked up his second winner from his first crop on Sunday when... Read More...

Dogwood Trail wins rematch with Huasca, takes down Azalea Stakes

DRF | 23 hours ago
Dogwood Trail avenged her previous setback at the hands of Huasca four weeks earlier when it really counted, in her graded stakes debut, leading throughout to register a 1 1/4-length triumph over the 3-2 favorite in Sunday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Azalea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

Officials make plans for ‘Pharoah Phan Phest’

DRF | 24 hours ago
Now that Monmouth Park has won the American Pharoah lottery, the hard work begins. How do you best prepare the facility to handle an all-time record crowd? Read More...

Strut the Course Edges Favorite at Woodbine

Blood-Horse | 24 hours ago
Even-money favorite Watsdachances weaved her way through traffic in the stretch, but could not get to Strut the Course in the $200,000 Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-II) July 5 at Woodbine. Read More...

Jacks or Better Homebred Remains Unbeaten at Gulfstream

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 2:56 PM ET 5th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)Cassidy S.     Winner: Ballet Diva by Hear No Evil Ballet Diva (Hear No Evil) easily annexes the Cassidy S. at Gul... Read More...

Ready Racer eyes back-to-back wins in claiming sprint

DRF | 1 day ago
Ready Racer isn’t nearly as good as when he was named the champion sprinter in Alberta in 2013. Nonetheless, he is coming off a sharp win in a $17,500 claiming race going 6 1/2 furlongs June 17, and he appears to have a good chance of repeating when he runs in a slightly shorter race at the same level Wednesday evening at Northlands Park. The six-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds and up drew eight horses, and there is plenty of speed to set up the strong late move of Ready Racer. Read More...

Strut the Course makes late move to win Dance Smartly

DRF | 1 day ago
Strut the Course made a three-wide move from off the pace under jockey Luis Contreras and held off a charging Watsdachances in the late going to capture the Grade 2, $226,000 Dance Smartly Stakes by a head at Woodbine. Read More...

Nutan Easy Winner of German Derby

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Nutan rolled to a five-length triumph in the IDEE Deutsches Derby (Ger-I, German Derby) July 5 at Hamburg, giving jockey Andreas Starke a seventh win in the German classic and trainer Peter Schiergen a fifth. Read More...

Brown regards Lady Eli as Eclipse Award candidate

DRF | 1 day ago
Lady Eli’s dominant victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational not only kept her unbeaten but continued to validate the belief of her trainer, Chad Brown, that she is the “best filly of her age group” regardless of surface. Read More...

Haskell among options for Gimme Da Lute

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Bob Baffert said one idea for Gimme Da Lute, winner of Saturday's Los Alamitos Derby, is the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Aug. 2. Baffert also has Triple Crown winner American Pharoah pointed for the same race. Read More...

Beliveau gives Husbands third straight win on card in Clarendon

DRF | 1 day ago
Beliveau came on strongly in the final furlong to take the $150,400 Clarendon Stakes for Ontario-bred 2-year-olds at Woodbine on Sunday. Read More...

Duke of Marmalade Colt Streaks To German Derby Success

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 1:12 PM ET 0th at HMB (HAMBURG)G1 Deutsches Derby     Winner: Nutan (Ire) by Duke of Marmalade (Ire) Stall Nizza's Nutan (Ire) (Duke of Marmalade {Ire}) ... Read More...

All American’s first winner in Hong Kong

Arrowfield Stud | 1 day ago
The John Size-trained Arrowfield graduate Tianhuang has given All American his first Hong Kong success, and it was stylishly done... Read More...

Favorites Dominate on Louisiana Legends Night

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
There were few surprises on Independence Day at Evangeline Downs as favorites won seven of the eight stakes on the Louisiana Legends Night card highlighted by Stormdriver's victory in the featured Classic. Read More...

Jockey Gonzalez Posts Career Victory 3,000

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Jockey Luis Antonio Gonzalez secured his 3,000th career victory Saturday, July 4 when he guided Tough as Steel to victory in the second race at Thistledown Racino. Read More...

Speightstown colts take the graded spotlight on Belmont’s Stars and Stripes day

Force the Pass’ win in the $1.25 million Belmont Invitational Derby (G1), coupled with Speightster’s stellar victory in the $500,000 Dwyer S. (G3), vaulted Speightstown’s 2015 progeny earnings past the $5.5 million mark... Read More...

Wildwood Kantharos streaks to first career stakes win

William Stiritz’s Wildwood Kantharos led at every call en route to a 1½-length victory in Saturday’s $53,700 Purple Violet S. at Arlington Park... Read More...

Moving Style sets record in Michigan Breeders Governor’s Cup

DRF | 1 day ago
Moving Style improved upon his winning performance in last year’s Michigan Breeders Governor’s Cup Handicap at Hazel Park by breaking the track record for six furlongs Saturday in this year’s $20,000 renewal. Read More...

Carter rides 10 winners in Rainbow Futurity trials

DRF | 1 day ago
Jockey G.R. Carter Jr. won 10 of the 32 trials for the Rainbow Quarter Horse Futurity held Friday and Saturday at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico. He also was aboard First Valiant Sign, who remains the lone horse eligible for a $4 million Triple Crown bonus after he made the finale when running third in the last race of the day Saturday. Read More...

Haunted Heroine wins off-the-turf Ellis Park Turf Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
A downpour Saturday morning led to the $50,000 Ellis Park Turf being a misnomer later in the day. The ultimate outcome was an odds-on favorite, Haunted Heroine, dominating a race transferred to the main track in a field reduced to just five fillies and mares. Read More...

Watchmaker: Lady Eli continues to impress

DRF | 1 day ago
How lucky are we this season to have not only the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years in American Pharoah but also to have a 3-year-old filly in Lady Eli who, in her own way, might be just as brilliant? Read More...

Favorites Stormdriver, Heitai rule Louisiana Legends Night

DRF | 1 day ago
Rallying strongly from off the pace, Stormdriver continued the parade of favorites into the winner’s circle Saturday evening during Louisiana Legends Night at Evangeline Downs. The win was jockey Diego Saenz’s fourth of the night that featured Louisiana-breds exclusively in eight different stakes events. Read More...

Diabolical Dame Extends Win Streak to Three in Foutz Distaff

Diabolical Dame ran her win streak to three races with a convincing 2 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s $45,000 Russell and Helen Foutz Distaff Handicap (R) for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares at SunRay Park. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2015 10:28 PM ET From Europe to South Africa to a huge day of racing in America, we've got you covered on all the stakes... Read More...

Pocono: Wiggle It Jiggleit dominates on Sun Stakes finals night

DRF | 2 days ago
Wiggle It Jiggleit stole the show on Sun Stakes night at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday. He won the $500,000 Hempt final on a night when Pinkman, Luck Be Withyou and Bettor Be Steppin also won major stakes. Read More...

Alliseeisgold Wires Cleveland Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Alliseeisgold led gate to wire to capture the $75,000 Daniel Stearns Cleveland Gold Cup for Ohio-bred 3-year-olds July 4 at ThistleDown. Read More...

Gimme Da Lute Holds On in Los Alamitos Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trying two turns for the first time proved perilous for Fox Hill Farms' Kentuckian, as Gimme Da Lute stalked and held off oncoming Prospect Park by a nose to win the $350,000 Los Alamitos Derby July 4. Read More...

No Positives in June 2015 Economic Indicators

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
U.S. Thoroughbred racing's economic indicators for June 2015, released July 4 by Equibase Co., showed declines in the five key areas of wagering, purses, race days, races, and starts, compared with the same month in 2014. Read More...

U.S. Pari-Mutuel Handle Down Slightly in June

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
United States Thoroughbred racing's economic indicators for June 2015, released July 4 by Equibase Co., showed declines in pari-mutuel handle, purses, race days, races, and starts compared with the same month in 2014. Read More...

Gimme Da Lute Springs Los Al Derby Surprise

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2015 9:00 PM ET 8th at LA (Los Alamitos)GII Los Alamitos Derby ($350k)     Winner: Gimme Da Lute by Midnight Lute Gimme Da Lute (Midnight Lute) outlasts Pro... Read More...

Stays in Vegas wins career debut in Gonzalez Memorial

DRF | 2 days ago
First-time starter Stays in Vegas did not break alertly and was squeezed back to last in the early going, but when she got in gear she proved superior to five rivals, capturing the $58,255 Juan Gonzalez Memorial by six lengths on Saturday at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet at the Alameda County Fair. Read More...

Gimme Da Lute’s nose hits wire first in Los Alamitos Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
Gimme Da Lute held his advantage to win the Grade 2 Los Alamitos Derby at 1 1/8 miles by a nose over a fast-closing Prospect Park. Kentuckian could only manage third as the 2-5 favorite. Read More...

Wildwood Kantharos controls pace in Purple Violet

DRF | 2 days ago
Wildwood Kantharos made an easy lead under Chris Emigh and never was threatened, beating Lovely Island by 1 1/2 lengths in the one-mile Purple Violet Stakes for Illinois-bred 3-year-olds at Arlington. Read More...

Manhattan Rain matches stride with his sire

Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago
As Manhattan Rain approaches the end of his second season with runners, it's enlightening to look at how his sire Encosta De Lago was travelling at the same stage... Read More...