Thoroughbred News

Masochistic to start in Breeders’ Cup Sprint

DRF | 1 day ago
Masochistic will start in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 5 with an unbeaten record this year. Read More...

Trainer Hector Palma fined, suspended by Del Mar stewards

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Hector Palma has been fined $3,000 and suspended seven days after one of his starters tested in excess of the permitted level of the tranquilizer acepromazine at Santa Anita in May, according to a ruling issued on Sunday by Del Mar stewards. Read More...

Fair Point rallies in stretch en route to Smart N Fancy win

DRF | 1 day ago
The inside may be the shortest way home, but the outside was the clearest path to the winner’s circle in Sunday’s $100,000 Smart N Fancy Stakes at Saratoga. Jose Ortiz rallied Fair Point four-wide in the stretch and was able to outkick an inside-rallying Miss Ella to win the Smart N Fancy by a head. Read More...

Chublicious bounces back, wins N.J. Breeders’ Handicap

DRF | 1 day ago
Chublicious shook off A. P. Indian with a return to the New Jersey-bred ranks Sunday at Monmouth Park and proved a dominant winner of the $60,000 New Jersey Breeders’ Handicap. He cruised by 3 1/2 lengths over Green Gratto, while it was another 1 3/4 lengths back to Play It Again in third. Read More...

Curlin’s Approval draws away to Added Elegance victory

DRF | 1 day ago
Curlin’s Approval entered Sunday’s $75,000 Added Elegance at Gulfstream Park at an apparent experience disadvantage, having made only three starts and being a 3-year-old filly matched against older mares. In the end it proved to be no obstacle. Read More...

Shake Down Baby returns to Woodbine with La Prevoyante triumph

DRF | 1 day ago
The Saratoga shipper Shake Down Baby made a triumphant return to Woodbine on Sunday by taking the $127,000 La Prevoyante Stakes convincingly under Alan Garcia. Read More...

Adios Charlie 2-year-old take Group 3 stakes

Adios Valencia got a ground-saving trip to score her first stakes victory in the Group 3 Clasico Rio Camu... Read More...

Cavorting to Distaff, Mohaymen Gets Time Off

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The morning after Cavorting added another impressive Saratoga Race Course victory to her résumé in the Aug. 27 Personal Ensign (gr. I), trainer Kiaran McLaughlin lavished praise on the 4-year-old filly. Read More...

Union Strike has final work in preparation for Del Mar Debutante

DRF | 1 day ago
In late June, weeks before the start of the current Del Mar summer meeting, trainer Shelbe Ruis rated Union Strike as the best 2-year-old in her stable. Two months later, Union Strike’s status is unchanged. Union Strike will give Ruis, 25, on Saturday her first starter in a Grade 1 race in the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante for 2-year-old fillies. Read More...

Tapizar filly perfect in Del Mar unveiling

Vai's powerful debut performance Sunday at Del Mar resulted in a 2 1/4-length victory for the 2-year-old Tapizar filly... Read More...

Tioga: Solar Sister turns the tables on Lady Shadow in Artiscape

DRF | 1 day ago
Solar Sister, who was second to Lady Shadow in the Golden Girls and Lady Liberty at the Meadowlands, got the better of her main rival in Sunday afternoon's $200,000 Artiscape at Tioga Downs, picking up a new lifetime mark of 1:49 4/5 in the process. Read More...

Tioga: Fresh Cut pulls the upset in Empire Breeders Classic for colt pacers

DRF | 1 day ago
Fresh Cut, who had won four times on the New York Excelsior circuit this year, stepped up to face New York's best 3-year-old colt pacers in the Empire Breeders Classic at Tioga Downs the last two weeks, and after a second-place finish in his elimination, he did one better in the $240,475 final Sunday afternoon, winning in 1:51 1/5. Read More...

Haveyougoneaway to train up to BC F&M Sprint

DRF | 1 day ago
Haveyougoneaway came out of her half-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 1 Ballerina tired but otherwise okay, according to trainer Tom Morley, who will likely trainer the New York-bred daughter of Congrats up to the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. Read More...

Cavorting’s next stop likely Breeders’ Cup Distaff

DRF | 1 day ago
Last summer, Cavorting won two stakes at Saratoga and went to the Breeders’ Cup as the favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. This year, Cavorting will head to Southern California for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, coming off a half-length victory in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign, her first start around two turns. Read More...

War Front Gets 50th Black-Type Winner

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Central Kentucky sire War Front, currently the leading sire of juveniles in England and Ireland, and second on the U.S. list, got his 50th black-type winner Aug. 31 when Intelligence Cross captured the Round Tower Stakes (Ire-III) at the Curragh. Read More...

Tioga: No Clouds Bluechip best in Empire Breeders Classic for fillies

DRF | 1 day ago
No Clouds Bluechip made an authoritative blitz into first near three-quarters and drew off from there for an impressive 1:50 1/5 victory in the $239,225 Empire Breeders Classic final for 3-year-old pacing fillies and Tioga Downs. Read More...

Lady Eli, Strike Charmer could meet again, in Flower Bowl

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Chad Brown had mixed emotions regarding Lady Eli’s second-place finish to Strike Charmer in Saturday’s Grade 2 Ballston Spa Stakes at Saratoga. But Lady Eli ran terrific in her first start in nearly 14 months, after overcoming laminitis. Strike Charmer’s time of 1:38.77 was a stakes record, eclipsing the mark of 1:39.07 set by Zagora in 2012. Read More...

Baffert Forever Linked to Unbridled’s Song

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
It was 1996 and Bob Baffert, then a relatively unknown trainer, made his first impact on the classic scene when he brought Santa Anita Derby winner Cavonnier to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Tioga: Svanstedt cleans up in Reynolds

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer-driver Ake Svanstedt brought out his broom in the Reynolds Stakes for 2-year-olds on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs, winning the lone colt trot division with New Jersey Viking and the two filly trot splits with Ice Attraction and Evelyn. Read More...

Flintshire destined for Joe Hirsch Classic at Belmont

DRF | 1 day ago
Flintshire, the other part of Juddmonte Farms’ dynamite double with Travers winner Arrogate, came out of his victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Sword Dancer Stakes in good order and will be pointed to the Grade 1, $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park on Oct. 1, trainer Chad Brown said Sunday. Read More...

20th TDN Rising Star for Tapit

The nation's leading sire Tapit got his 20th TDN Rising Star on Saturday when the regally-bred Life's Blessings powered to a 4 1/4-length victory... Read More...

Arrogate’s Romp Enhances Half Sister’s Value

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The value of a Medaglia d'Oro filly consigned to the Keeneland September yearling sale increased after her half brother Arrogate romped to a Travers Stakes (gr. I) triumph in track-record time. Read More...

Dialed In juveniles just keep winning

Leading First-Crop Sire Dialed In got his second winner in as many days on Sunday when It's Your Nickel rallied for a three-quarter maiden special weight length victory... Read More...

Baffert’s plan is to run Arrogate fresh in Breeders’ Cup Classic

DRF | 1 day ago
Shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday, outside his barn at Saratoga, trainer Bob Baffert walked Arrogate over to a smattering of assembled media to let the press “get up close and personal with the fastest horse to ever step foot on this track,” he said. Arrogate, not yet a ham like some other horses, stared at the press corps, as if to wonder what the fuss was about. “I don’t think he realizes what he did yesterday,” Baffert said. Read More...

Snitzel takes the early lead

Arrowfield Stud | 1 day ago
Much like his progeny on the track, Snitzel has shot to an early lead on the 2016/17 Australian General Sires' table, with almost $870,000 prizemoney... Read More...

Champion Quarter Horse jockey Carter coming out of retirement for All American Futurity

DRF | 1 day ago
Former champion jockey G.R. Carter Jr., the all-time winningest rider in Quarter Horse racing, is coming out of retirement to ride Koolnfamous in the $3 million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs on Sept. 5, the New Mexico track announced Sunday. Read More...

Brown Looks Ahead With Flintshire, Lady Eli

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The morning after he saddled 18 runners on the Travers Day card, trainer Chad Brown was already looking to the future for Flintshire, Lady Eli, and Sea Calisi. Read More...

‘Canadian Million’ Races Set for Woodbine

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Six stakes to showcase Canadian-bred yearlings purchased at previous Canadian premier yearling sales are set for Aug. 31 at Woodbine on a night billed as the Canadian Million Sales Stakes. Read More...

Delacour undecided on racing A. P. Indian before B.C. Sprint

DRF | 1 day ago
A. P. Indian came out of his authoritative victory in the Grade 1 Forego on Saturday in good condition, according to trainer Arnaud Delacour, and was scheduled to van back to the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland on Monday. Read More...

Baffert Reflects on Arrogate’s Travers Romp

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
On the morning following Arrogate's record-smashing performance in the Travers Stakes (gr. I), Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert had nothing but accolades for his new stable star. Read More...

Savoir Vivre leads throughout in winning France’s Grand Prix de Deauville

DRF | 1 day ago
Savoir Vivre, the only 3-year-old in a field of four, led throughout Sunday’s $224,520 Grand Prix de Deauville to win the first group stakes of his career in the turf marathon at Deauville Racecourse in France. Read More...

Horses to watch at Woodbine

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

Tiznow juveniles score big at Saratoga, Woodbine

A pair of 2-year-olds by champion sire Tiznow turned in splendid performances on Sunday... Read More...

Romero Rides First Winner at Indiana Grand

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Apprentice jockey Ramon Romero had a lot to celebrate Aug. 27, when he guided Lisa's Cat Nap to an upset win in the second race of the night at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino to post his first victory. Read More...

NYRA Adds Late Pick 5 at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The New York Racing Association announced today that beginning Friday, September 2, a second Pick 5 will be added to the wagering menu at Saratoga Race Course through the closing day of the meet, Monday, September 5. Read More...

Illman: How I’ll play Saratoga for Sunday, Aug. 28

DRF | 1 day ago
Sunday's card at Saratoga represents the calm after the Travers Saturday stakes storm, but it's a solid afternoon of racing featuring the $100,000 Smart N Fancy Stakes and a couple of interesting maiden special weights for 2-year-olds. Let's take a look. Read More...

Desert Gambler a 66-1 upset winner in Carlos Salazar

DRF | 2 days ago
Desert Gambler pulled a 66-1 upset Saturday night when she darted to a 1 3/4-length win over My Bikini Fell Off in the $60,000 Carlos Salazar. It was another three-quarters of a length back to 1-10 favorite Diabolical Dame in third. Read More...

Majestic Pride earns first stakes victory in Brooks Fields

DRF | 2 days ago
The long Canterbury Park race meet begins in May and wraps up in September, and a period of stability has worked well for the 4-year-old colt Majestic Pride, whose third straight victory here this summer yielded his first stakes win, a narrow score over odds-on Go Around in the $75,000 Brooks Fields Stakes. Read More...

One Mean Man triumphs by a nose in Mystic Lake Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
One Mean Man was behind 20 yards before the finish and 20 yards past it, but at the wire of the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby he put his head down to beat Whatawonderflworld by a scant nose. Read More...

Return to Denis powers on late to take Sylvia Bishop

DRF | 2 days ago
Return to Denis outdueled 2-5 favorite T Rex Express for a half-length win in Saturday night’s $50,000 Sylvia Bishop Memorial at Charles Town. It was another 1 3/4 lengths back to All About Attitude in third. Read More...

Jockey Hernandez sweeps Evangeline’s closing-night stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Evangeline Downs leading rider Colby Hernandez swept the track’s closing night stakes on Saturday, when Country Candy set the pace and prevailed in the $60,000 Princess and Thegreatcollection shot up the rail to win the $60,000 Prince. Read More...

Desert Gambler Upsets Carlos Salazar Stakes

Sent to post at odds of 66-1, Desert Gambler took the measure of eight New Mexico-bred fillies and mares in Saturday’s $60,000 Carlos Salazar Stakes (R) at Albuquerque Downs. Read More...

Klassic Strawfly is Morning Line Favorite in First Moonflash Stakes

Yaneth Cabrera’s Klassic Strawfly will attempt to keep his successful season on track in Sunday’s 440-yard, $75,000-added First Moonflash Maturity (R) for New Mexico-breds at Albuquerque Downs. Read More...

Yourdreamsormine still surging, wins Groomstick Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Yourdreamsormine continued his surge toward the top of the older-horse ranks on the south Florida circuit by swooping past a duo of dueling leaders in winning the $75,000 Groomstick Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Mohawk: One upsetter and one favorite win in She’s A Great Lady eliminations

DRF | 2 days ago
58-1 outsider Thats The Ticket and even-money favorite Idyllic Beach won the pair of C$35,000 She's A Great Lady eliminations for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Hoosier: Matrix Of Luck grabs trophy in Indiana Sires Stakes final

DRF | 2 days ago
Matrix Of Luck rallied by the leaders in the stretch to claim the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old pacing colts on Saturday night at Hoosier Park in 1:50 4/5. Read More...

Mohawk: Ocean Colony leads Metro elimination winners

DRF | 2 days ago
Ocean Colony and driver Yannick Gingras won the fastest C$40,000 Metro elimination at Mohawk on Saturday night, advancing to the rich final on September 3 with an eye-catching 1:50 1/5 performance. Read More...

Georgian Downs: Track records toppled in trotting stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Lookslikeachpndale put forth a 1:51 3/5 performance to break the all-age track record at Georgian Downs in Saturday night's C$100,000 Honourable Earl Rowe Memorial for open trotters. The mark for 3-year-old colt trotters also went by the wayside when Muscle Hustle stopped the clock in 1:52 2/5 in one of two C$105,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series events. Read More...

Yonkers: Newborn Sassy captures Lady Maud title

DRF | 2 days ago
Apple Bottom Jeans won the early battle for the lead over Newborn Sassy, but not the war as the latter out-paced the former in the lane to take the $109,050 Lady Maud for sophomore pacing fillies on Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Yonkers: Wildflower surprises Celebrity Eventsy in Hudson Trot

DRF | 2 days ago
14-1 shot Wildflower got up the final stride to defeat 1-5 favorite Celebrity Eventsy in the $118,574 Hudson Trot for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...