Thoroughbred News

Streaking Chocolate Ride Wires Mervin Muniz

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
The 5-year-old gelded son of Candy Ride, a former claimer, is now 3-for-3 at the 1 1/8-mile distance on the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots lawn, having aced the $300,000 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Handicap (gr. IIT) March 28. Read More...

DRF Plus handicapping reports for Sunday, March 29

DRF | 20 hours ago
Download DRF Plus handicapping reports for Sunday's races, including DRF Daily GamePlan, the Positive ROI Report, and Key Race Report. Read More...

The Big Beast, 3YOs Prep for Wood Day Starts

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Grade I King's Bishop winner The Big Beast and defending Carter Handicap winner Dads Caps turned in final preparations March 28 for the April 4 Carter, while 3-year-olds tuning up for the Wood Memorial were also on the tab. Read More...

Materiality all heart in the Grade 1 Florida Derby

Afleet Alex’s Materiality is on his way to the Kentucky Derby (G1) following his ultra-tough victory in Saturday’s $1 million Florida Derby (G1)... Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Monday 3/30 Analysis

DRF | 21 hours ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 3/30 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 3/30 Analysis

DRF | 21 hours ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Monday 3/30 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Pants On Fire takes Sir Shacklton Stakes

DRF | 21 hours ago
Pants On Fire became a stakes winner for the fifth year in a row when he rallied from just off the pace to a half-length victory over Confrontation in Saturday’s $75,000 Sir Shackleton at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

War Front’s War Correspondent Comes Through in Appleton

TDN | 22 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:42 PM ET 7th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)GIII Appleton S. ($150K)     Winner: War Correspondent by War Front Eclipse T'bred Partners's War Correspondent... Read More...

War Correspondent Captures Appleton

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
War Correspondent, a full brother to Declaration of War and the 6-5 favorite, rallies to catch Aripeka to win the one-mile Appleton Stakes (gr. IIIT) by a neck March 28 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Tarry Dominates Turffontein Classics

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Trainer Sean Tarry dominated racing at Turffontein on Classic Day on Saturday, March 28, saddling four group winners on the 11-race card. Read More...

Justalittlesmoke scores in Southern Park

DRF | 22 hours ago
.Justalittlesmoke solidified her status as the top 3-year-old Ohio-bred filly by scoring her third consecutive victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Southern Park Stakes at Mahoning Valley Race Course. Read More...

War Correspondent chases down leader to win Appleton Stakes

DRF | 22 hours ago
Watching the replay of War Correspondent’s last start, a third-place finish in the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, jockey John Velazquez noticed that it took a little while for the 5-year-old horse to get going, but once he does, he really gets moving. Read More...

Commissioner Makes the Grade in Skip Away

TDN | 22 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:07 PM ET 5th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)GIII Skip Away S. ($150K)     Winner: Commissioner  by A.P. Indy WinStar homebred Commissioner (A.P. Indy) out-... Read More...

The Big Beast, Dads Caps work for Carter

DRF | 22 hours ago
Two horses pointing to the Grade 1 Carter and two 3-year-olds pointing to the Grade 3 Bay Shore on next weekend's Wood Memorial card turned in their final prerace works Saturday in New York. Read More...

Dolniya defeats males in Dubai Sheema Classic

DRF | 22 hours ago
Treve is not the only elite filly in France. Dolniya, getting a dream trip under Christophe Soumillon, who scored a seven-figure-stakes double Saturday night, led a one-two French finish in the Group 1, $6 million Dubai Sheema Classic, winning by 2 1/4 lengths over Flintshire in a powerful performance. Read More...

Dortmund Logs Final Work for SA Derby

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Dortmund breezed six furlongs in 1:11 3/5 March 28, the third-fastest time of 31 moves at that distance at Santa Anita Park, just behind Bob Baffert stablemates Fame and Power (1:11) and Fantastic Style (1:11 2/5). Read More...

Solow impresses in Dubai Turf victory

DRF | 23 hours ago
Freddie Head called his shot. Solow, the 5-year-old gelding Head trains for owners and breeders Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, never had run in a Group 1 race before Saturday night. Yet this week, as Solow readied for the Group 1, $6 million Dubai Turf, Head called him one of the best horses he ever had trained, and even called him great. Read More...

Hartnell, Fenway Win Group I’s in Australia

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Godolphin's Hartnell caused a sensation prior to the start of The BMW (Aus-I) March 28 at Rosehill Gardens, but eventually proved a decisive winner over Japanese raider and favorite To the World. Read More...

Prince Bishop Bests ‘Chrome’, Lea in the Dubai World Cup

TDN | 23 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 1:19 PM ET 9th at MEY (Meydan Racecourse)G1 Dubai World Cup ($10m)     Winner: Prince Bishop (Ire) by Dubawi (Ire) Prince Bishop Bests 'Chrome', Lea i... Read More...

Commissioner Edges ‘Quisqueyano’ in Skip Away

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
WinStar Farm's Commissioner put away stubborn rival Sr. Quisqueyano March 28 at Gulfstream Park, winning the $150,000 Skip Away (gr. III) by a head after a prolonged battle. Read More...

Gold Medal Dancer Works for Apple Blossom

Blood-Horse | 24 hours ago
Gold Medal Dancer traveled five furlongs in a brisk :59 1/5 March 28 at Oaklawn Park, prepping for a run in the April 10 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I). A decision will be made March 30 as to whether Untapable will run. Read More...

Secret Circle ends losing streak in Golden Shaheen

DRF | 24 hours ago
Bob Baffert won his first Dubai Golden Shaheen when Secret Circle broke a six-race losing streak dating to November 2013, holding off longshot Super Jockey to win the Group 1, $2 million dirt sprint by a head. Read More...

Prince Bishop wins World Cup; California Chrome second

DRF | 24 hours ago
Prince Bishop ran in the 2011 World Cup, the edition won by Victoire Pisa, and finished 10th. He ran in the 2012 World Cup, with Monterosso leading a local sweep in the synthetic-surface race, and finished seventh. The next year on World Cup Night, he ran up the track in the Sheema Classic, and last year, in his third crack at the World Cup, Prince Bishop finished ninth, beaten more than 11 lengths. Read More...

Azamour’s Dolniya Leads Home French Exacta in the Sheema Classic

TDN | 24 hours ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 12:26 PM ET 8th at MEY (Meydan Racecourse)G1 Dubai Sheema Classic ($6m)     Winner: Dolniya (Fr) by Azamour (Ire) Azamour's Dolniya Leads Home French ... Read More...

Prince Bishop Denies U.S. Runners in Dubai

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum's Prince Bishop overpowered rivals California Chrome and Lea and opened up in the stretch to take the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on Saturday, March 28 at Meydan. Read More...

Singspiel’s Solow Stamps His Authority on the Dubai Turf

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 11:55 AM ET 7th at MEY (Meydan Racecourse)G1 Dubai Turf ($6m)     Winner: Solow (GB) by Singspiel (Ire) Singspiel's Solow Stamps His Authority on the ... Read More...

The Aga Khan Strikes With High Chaparral Classic Candidate

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 11:49 AM ET 5th at SCD (SAINT-CLOUD)Listed Prix Francois Mathet     Winner: Karaktar (Ire) by High Chaparral (Ire) The Aga Khan's Karaktar (Ire) (High... Read More...

Dortmund, Prospect Park work for Santa Anita Derby

DRF | 1 day ago
Dortmund and Prospect Park had their final workouts Saturday for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4. Read More...

Dubai Wold Cup 2015: Godolphin Mile

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Coverage of Tamarkuz's victory in the Godolphin Mile from the Parade Ring to the race, and interviews with the connections. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Dolniya Quickens to Sheema Classic Score

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The 4-year-old filly Dolniya beat the boys March 28, taking the $6 million Dubai Sheema Classic Presented by Longines (UAE-I) at Meydan over Flintshire while American champion Main Sequence finished seventh. Read More...

Eddington’s Secret Circle Wins the Dubai Golden Shaheen

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 11:20 AM ET 6th at MEY (Meydan Racecourse)G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen ($2m)     Winner: Secret Circle by Eddington Eddington's Secret Circle Wins the Duba... Read More...

Secret Circle scores in Dubai Golden Shaheen

OBS Sales | 1 day ago
Michael E. Pegram , Karl Watson, Paul Weitman’s  Secret Circle,  who beat the world’s  best sprinters in the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1), did it again in the $2,000,000 Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1)  at Meydan on Saturday.  Taking command after turning for … Read More...

The Wizard’s weekend selections, analysis, and wagering strategies

DRF | 1 day ago
Available now, the Wizard sets his sights on this weekend’s best racing, with an eye toward the best betting opportunities. With his full-card selections and analysis, you’ll find a detailed look at the field and top picks for each race. With the addition of the betting window, you’ll get suggested wagers, including exotics. Plays are updated 30 to 60 minutes before first post to account for scratches and changes. Find out more and buy now. Read More...

Solow All Alone in Dubai Turf

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
French runner Solow was all alone at the line in the $6 million Dubai Turf Sponsored by DP World (UAE-I) March 28. The 5-year-old covered the 1,800 meters in 1:47.76 to give trainer Freddy Head his first win in Dubai. Read More...

Mubtaahij dominates UAE Derby, on to Kentucky

DRF | 1 day ago
Mubtaahij cruised to an eight-length victory in the $2 million UAE Derby and ran his way into a start in the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Kyllachy’s Sole Power Spurts Clear in the Al Quoz Sprint

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 10:44 AM ET 5th at MEY (Meydan Racecourse)G1 Al Quoz Sprint ($1m)     Winner: Sole Power (GB) by Kyllachy (GB) Kyllachy's Sole Power Spurts Clear in t... Read More...

Brown Panther Pounces in Dubai Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Brown Panther overcame his wide draw soon after the start and kicked away to an impressive victory in the $1 million Al Tayer Motors Dubai Gold Cup (UAE-II) March 28 at Meydan. Read More...

Carpe Diem among bevy of Pletcher workers

DRF | 1 day ago
On Saturday afternoon, Todd Pletcher was scheduled to run 11 horses at Gulfstream Park. On Saturday morning at Palm Beach Downs – his winter headquarters about 40 miles northwest of Gulfstream – Pletcher worked 29 horses, including top 3-year-olds Carpe Diem and Far From Over. Read More...

In Dubai, an American’s Racing Dreams Come True

Doug Watson rose from mucking stalls in Illinois to become one of the top trainers in Dubai, where on Saturday he will saddle Candy Boy in the $10 million World Cup. Read More...

Modern Track in Dubai Enters an Old-School New Era

After American horses stayed away, Meydan Racecourse drops its synthetic surface in favor of dirt for Dubai World Cup. Read More...

Secret Circle Powers Home in Golden Shaheen

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Secret Circle powered home March 28 in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored by Gulf News (UAE-I), holding off the late-closing Super Jockey after running down a determined Rich Tapestry. Read More...

Positive ROI Report for Saturday, March 28

DRF | 1 day ago
Download positive ROI trainer statistics for Saturday's cards at Aqueduct, Camden, Charles Town, Derby Futures, Fair Grounds, Fairmont Park, Fonner Park, Golden Gate, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Laurel Park, Los Alamitos, Mahoning Valley Racecourse, Meydan, Mountaineer Park, Oaklawn Park, Parx Racing, Penn National, Rillito, Santa Anita, Tampa Bay Downs, Turfway Park, and Turf Paradise. The report features top trainer angles, top trainer/jockey combinations, and profitable betting angles based on a trainer's record in similar situations. Read More...

Daughter of Oasis Dream Looks Bright Prospect at Saint-Cloud

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 10:20 AM ET 2nd at SCD (SAINT-CLOUD)Prix Polly Girl (Cond)     Winner: Pearly Steph (Fr) by Oasis Dream (GB) Debut win for Haras de Saint Pair homebre... Read More...

Dubawi’s Mubtaahij Kentucky-Bound After UAE Derby Score

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 10:19 AM ET 4th at MEY (Meydan Racecourse)G2 UAE Derby ($2m)     Winner: Mubtaahij (Ire) by Dubawi (Ire) Dubawi's Mubtaahij Kentucky-Bound After UAE D... Read More...

McGee: How I’ll play Gulfstream on Sunday, March 29

DRF | 1 day ago
We’ll be starting the day with a pick three that bookends a pair of most-likely winners in the first and third races while scatter-shotting the middle by using longer prices against some of the more logical plays: Read More...

Commissioner gets his graded win in $150,000 Skip Away S. (G3)

WinStar Farm’s multiple graded stakes performing homebred Commissioner battled his way to his first stakes victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Skip Away S. (G3)... Read More...

Groupie Doll’s first foal arrives early, under veterinary care

DRF | 1 day ago
Champion Groupie Doll’s first foal, a Tapit colt, arrived ahead of his due date, on March 5, and remains under the care of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, Ky. Read More...

Sole Power Drives to Al Quoz Sprint Win

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Irish-trained Sole Power ran down Peniaphobia and won the $1 million IPIC Al Quoz Sprint (UAE-I) by about a half length March 28 at Meydan. Read More...

Invincible Spirit Son of Fidelite Scores At Saint-Cloud

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 9:44 AM ET 1st at SCD (SAINT-CLOUD)Prix Caius (Cond)     Winner: Extremis (Ire) by Invincible Spirit (Ire) Debut win for the Wertheimers' Extremis (Ir... Read More...

Tamarkuz Takes Godolphin Mile Thriller

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Sheikh Hamdan's Tamarkuz fought out the finish with Sloane Avenue and won the $2 million Meydan Sobha $1 million Godolphin Mile (UAE-II) March 28 at Meydan. Read More...