Thoroughbred News

Unbridled Mo powers through late to win Oaks

DRF | 21 hours ago
Unbridled Mo won her fourth consecutive race Sunday when she swept to a 1 1/4-length win over Ready to Confess in the $200,000 Remington Park Oaks. Read More...

TCA Honor Guest: Chris McCarron

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Chris McCarron calls for a national uniform medication policy as the Honor Guest at the Thoroughbred Club of America's testimonial dinner Sept. 25 at Keeneland. Read More...

Texas Chrome outlasts Sticksstatelydude in Oklahoma Derby

DRF | 22 hours ago
Texas Chrome won the seventh stakes race of his career in dramatic fashion on Sunday, when he pushed up the rail and outdueled Sticksstatelydude to the wire in the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park. Read More...

Chocopologie surges to victory in Governor’s Cup

DRF | 22 hours ago
Chocopologie became a stakes winner in authoritative fashion on Sunday at Remington Park, where he powered to a five-length win over Smack Smack in the $175,000 Governor’s Cup. Read More...

Texas Chrome Prevails in Oklahoma Derby

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Keene Thoroughbreds' Texas Chrome faced enough trouble to have his share of excuses Sept. 25 in the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (gr. III), but once again found just enough to win his third straight stakes. Read More...

Horses to watch at Woodbine

DRF | 1 day ago
Horses to watch at Woodbine Racetrack. Read More...

Handle Decreased 26% at Monmouth Park in 2016

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Paco Lopez captured his fifth riding title, Jorge Navarro his fourth trainer's award, and Quiet Winter Farm its first owner's trophy, but the New Jersey track reported significant decreases in key areas. Read More...

Elliott Wins Riding Title at Los Alamitos

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Jockey Stewart Elliott won his first Southern California riding title, while Hall of Famer Bob Baffert and Doug O'Neill shared training honors at the Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos Race Course, which concluded Sept. 25. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup not likely for Accelerate

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer John Sadler said Accelerate is unlikely to start in a Breeders’ Cup race at Santa Anita on Nov. 4-5. The colt has won three of six starts, including two stakes. Read More...

Win The Space to face California Chrome – again – in Awesome Again

DRF | 1 day ago
Win the Space had a smooth month in September, and will start in his third Grade 1 race of 2016 in Saturday’s $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita. Read More...

Fourstar Crook notches sixth straight victory with Hettinger win

DRF | 1 day ago
Twenty-four hours after joining forces to upset the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing with Connect, trainer Chad Brown and jockey Javier Castellano were back in the winner’s circle as Fourstar Crook rolled to victory in the $125,000 John Hettinger Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

Connect in Good Shape After PA Derby Win

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Connect was in fine fettle Sept. 25, the day after his Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) victory at Parx Racing and trainer Chad Brown said the Breeders' Cup will be considered along with several other races. Read More...

Sweater Weather goes last to first in Classy ‘N Smart

DRF | 1 day ago
Sweater Weather ($13.30) rallied stoutly from last to win the $125,000 Classy ‘N Smart Stakes in dramatic fashion under Jermaine Bridgmohan at Woodbine on Sunday. Read More...

O’Brien reveals his three starters for Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

DRF | 1 day ago
The field for Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly is taking firmer shape, with Aidan O’Brien revealing his three likely runners in the race, and a leading French hope withdrawn because of injury. Read More...

La Cressonniere to Miss Arc After Setback

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Unbeaten dual French classic-winning filly La Cressonniere will bypass the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) Oct. 2 at Chantilly after suffering a mild setback, trainer Jean-Claude Rouget said. Read More...

California Chrome Arrives at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
California Chrome, North America's all-time leading money earner, arrived by van at Santa Anita Park Sept. 25 to begin final preparations for the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1. Read More...

Solid Keeneland Sale Ends With Declines

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Keeneland’s marathon September yearling sale highlighted by the sale of Beholder’s half brother for $3 million ended Sept. 25, with strength at the top and middle of the market and continued tepid demand for lower quality individuals. Read More...

Keeneland September: Divided marketplace yields respectable returns

DRF | 1 day ago
There were plenty of positives to be found at the 2016 Keeneland September yearling sale, with the upper and middle markets performing better than expected and a $3-million Scat Daddy colt becoming the most expensive horse sold at the auction since 2010. However, a lack of strength in the lower-market sessions, a trend seen in sales earlier this year, led to an overall steady renewal of the bellwether auction, with some slight declines. Read More...

Ward: Scope Shows Lady Aurelia Bled

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Star Kentucky-bred filly Lady Aurelia is to return to the United States for some time off at co-owner Stonestreet Farm near Lexington after a scope following her first defeat in the Sept. 24 Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) shows she bled. Read More...

Nightflower Takes Second Europa

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Jurgen Imm's homebred Nightflower captured the Preis von Europa (Ger-I) for the second successive year Sept. 25 at Cologne. Read More...

Miyadi suspended in aftermath of altercation with Solis

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Steve Miyadi was suspended by the California Horse Racing Board on Sunday after the regulatory body ruled that a recent altercation between Miyadi and Alex Solis, a jockey and racing board commissioner, was a violation of a stipulated agreement reached this summer. Read More...

Brown considering several options for Connect

DRF | 1 day ago
Connect's victory in the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby on Saturday not only further confuses the 3-year-old male divisional rankings, it poses trainer Chad Brown with a tricky decision regarding where to run him next. Read More...

Runhappy works swift five furlongs in final prep for Ack Ack

DRF | 1 day ago
Runhappy, who had the Keeneland track to himself shortly after it opened for training Sunday, rolled through five furlongs in 58.60 seconds, his final prep for his comeback start in the Grade 3 Ack Ack Handicap this Saturday at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Star Guitar gets first winner as sire

DRF | 1 day ago
Louisiana-bred legend Star Guitar was represented by his first winner on Saturday night when Senor Guitar swept five wide to win a maiden claiming race at Churchill Downs as the longest price on the board. Read More...

Watchmaker: Songbird confirms she’s simply sensational

DRF | 1 day ago
It says much about Songbird that the words “brilliant” and “dominant” haven’t been able to do her real justice for quite some time if you want to accurately describe her qualities as a race horse, and her position vis a vis her contemporaries. For Songbird, those words just seem so weak now. “Sensational” still works, though, and Songbird was every bit of that winning Saturday’s Cotillion Stakes at Parx. Read More...

Bud Fox rolls by 4 ½ at Churchill Downs

Top-five Freshman Sire Dialed In chalked up his ninth winner from his first crop Saturday evening at Churchill Downs... Read More...

Miyadi Suspended by CHRB After Altercation

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The California Horse Racing Board suspended trainer Steve Miyadi's license Sept. 25, following an incident Sept. 23, in which he shoved CHRB commissioner and active jockey Alex Solis. Read More...

Runhappy in Final Drill for Return

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
James McIngvale's champion sprint male Runhappy worked five furlongs in :58 1/5 Sept. 25 at Keeneland in preparation for his 2016 debut in Churchill Downs' Oct. 1 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III). Read More...

Runhappy Logs Final Drill for Return

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
James McIngvale's champion sprint male Runhappy worked five furlongs in :58 1/5 Sept. 25 at Keeneland in preparation for his 2016 debut in Churchill Downs' Oct. 1 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III). Read More...

Mohawk: Milton Stakes final won by Lady Shadow

DRF | 2 days ago
2-5 favorite Lady Shadow had to work to get the lead, but once she got it, she didn't relinquish it, winning the C$311,000 Milton Stakes final for open pacing mares at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:50. Read More...

Yonkers: New York Sire Stakes champions crowned

DRF | 2 days ago
Track record performances by Barn Bella and Funknwaffles headlined the New York Sire Stakes finals for 2- and 3-year-olds of both sexes and gaits that were held on Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway. Each championship event carried a purse of $225,000. Read More...

Mines and Magic delivers as Dogwood favorite

DRF | 2 days ago
Mines and Magic burst through an opening at the top of the stretch and went on to hold off a late bid from Wonderment in posting her first stakes victory Saturday night in the 41st running of the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Hoosier Park: Hannelore Hanover defeats male foes in Centaur Trotting Classic

DRF | 2 days ago
Hannelore Hanover regained her winning form with a dominant performance in the $220,000 Centaur Trotting Classic at Hoosier Park on Saturday night. A supplemental entry to the event, Hannelore Hanover and driver Yannick Gingras scored in 1:52 4/5 as the 1-5 favorite in the field of 10. Read More...

Hoosier Park: Always B Miki best in Hoosier Park Pacing Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
Always B Miki had the rail and wanted control of the $170,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby on Saturday night. With David Miller in the bike, the 5-year-old son of Always A Virgin, returning to his home state, went down the road in a 1:48 2/5 mile as the prohibitive 1-20 favorite. Read More...

Parx handle of $9.6 million second-best in track’s history

DRF | 2 days ago
Parx Racing handled $9.6 million on Saturday, the second-highest in track history, according to Joe Wilson, the chief operating officer of Parx. Read More...

Accelerate survives inquiry in Los Alamitos Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
Feisty in the gate and wide throughout the race, Accelerate won his third consecutive start in Saturday’s $201,035 Los Alamitos Derby, but only after surviving a six-minute inquiry into an incident in the final furlong. Read More...

Accelerate Finds Just Enough in Los Al Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hronis Racing's Accelerate took the long way around the racetrack and had to wait out a lengthy inquiry, but was able to survive both to win his graded stakes debut Sept. 24 in the $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II). Read More...

Hoosier Park: Fear The Dragon finishes first in Elevation

DRF | 2 days ago
Even-money favorite Fear The Dragon came up the passing lane to take the lead, then held off a determined late charge by Ocean Colony to claim a 1:50 4/5 victory in the $140,000 Elevation for 2-year-old pacing colts on Saturday night at Hoosier Park. Read More...

Senor Guitar First Winner for Star Guitar

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Louisiana-bred standout Star Guitar, a winner of 22 stakes in the Pelican State, saw his first winner as a stallion Sept. 24 when Clifford Grum's homebred Senor Guitar rallied from fifth to score a clear win in a Churchill Downs maiden-claiming race. Read More...

Hoosier Park: Idyllic Beach blows out field in Kentuckiana Stallion Management

DRF | 2 days ago
Idyllic Beach was in front at every call on her way to a dominating 1:52 2/5 victory in the $246,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday night at Hoosier Park. Read More...

Strong Handle for Commonwealth Cup Day

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Maryland Jockey Club reports total handle Saturday on Laurel Park's Commonwealth Day was up 72.5 percent from last year. Read More...

Connect outshines big-name stars in Pennsylvania Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
Connect, given a ground-saving ride in the 1 1/8-mile Pennsylvania Derby by Javier Castellano, held off Gun Runner through the final furlong to win by a half-length Saturday at Parx Racing. Read More...

Mrs McDougal leads Noble Damsel start to finish

DRF | 2 days ago
A change of tactics led to a change of fortune for Mrs McDougal, who led from start to finish in winning Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

Songbird runs away with Cotillion triumph

DRF | 2 days ago
You couldn’t wipe the smile off jockey Mike Smith’s face. It wasn’t just that Songbird won Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Cotillion at Parx Racing, it was how she did it. Read More...

Rock N Sake, My Queen Olivia wins first stakes on closing day

DRF | 2 days ago
Rock N Sake and My Queen Olivia both became stakes winners on Saturday, when they accounted for a pair of turf races for 3-year-olds on the final card of the Louisiana Downs meet. Read More...

Valdivia, Rivelli Take Arlington Titles Again

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr., trainer Larry Rivelli, and Vince Foglia's Patricia's Hope all repeated their 2015 meet titles at the conclusion of Arlington International Racecourse's 74-day meet Sept. 24. Read More...

Mrs McDougal Shows the Way in Noble Damsel

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A change in tactics proved to be the winning decision for Mr. and Mrs. William Warren's Mrs McDougal Sept. 24 in the $200,000 Noble Damsel (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park. Read More...

Deeply Undervalued adds to Brown’s big day by taking Commonwealth Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
Deeply Undervalued could not quite win a first-level allowance race last month at Saratoga, but on Saturday at Laurel Park he was up in time to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Commonwealth Derby. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 9/26 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 9/26 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Caren, Are You Kidding Me Score at Woodbine

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Dual Canadian classic winner Caren led at every point of call and posted her first graded win by the slimmest margin in the $150,000 Ontario Colleen (Can-IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies Sept. 24 at Woodbine. Read More...