Thoroughbred News

3-year-olds looking dominant ahead of BC Classic

DRF | 1 day ago
Victories by Shared Belief in the Awesome Again here at Santa Anita and Tonalist in the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park on Saturday further strengthened the already strong hold 3-year-olds appear to have on the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. Read More...

Big stakes on tap at Keeneland for Fall Stars Weekend

DRF | 1 day ago
With so many implications toward the Breeders’ Cup, there is an incredible amount of energy building toward the opening Fall Stars Weekend at Keeneland, where the 17-day meet begins Friday. Read More...

Handle, Purses Decline at Churchill Meet

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The second September meet at Churchill Downs since it began hosting the dates previously held by Turfway Park produced a 16.15% decline in wagering and a 13.5% drop in purses. Read More...

Angela Renee, Conquest Eclipse put in solid preps for BC Juvenile Fillies

DRF | 1 day ago
Angela Renee and Conquest Eclipse put in as close to perfect preps as you can get for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 1 by respectively finishing first and second in Saturday’s Grade 1 Chandelier at Santa Anita. Read More...

Good betting races spice up Laurel card

DRF | 1 day ago
Laurel has put together another interesting midweek card for Wednesday. The nine races include second- and third-level optional-claiming races, a first-level allowance, and a pair of 2-year-old maiden races. Read More...

Cigar Street being considered for Breeders’ Cup Classic

DRF | 1 day ago
Cigar Street will return Wednesday to trainer Bill Mott’s main base at Belmont Park to prepare for a possible run in the Breeders’ Cup Classic after his stirring victory Saturday in the Homecoming Classic, the highlight of closing weekend of the 12-day September meet at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Zenyatta win puts Beholder back on track

DRF | 1 day ago
Racing for the first time in 112 days, Beholder won the Grade 1 Zenyatta Stakes by three-quarters of a length to re-establish herself as a top contender for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Read More...

BC Juvenile Fillies Turf: Brown has strong contender in Lady Eli

DRF | 1 day ago
Lady Eli gave trainer Chad Brown his third straight win in the Grade 3, $200,000 Miss Grillo at Belmont Park on Sunday, and Brown hopes she can give him a second win in the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita on Oct. 31. Read More...

Itsmyluckyday, Vyjack both going to Cigar Mile

DRF | 1 day ago
Itsmyluckyday, third as the 3-5 favorite in Saturday’s Grade 2 Kelso Handicap at Belmont, will not be supplemented to the Breeders’ Cup and instead will make his next start in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct. Read More...

Monmouth Reports Handle, Attendance Gains

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Monmouth Park reported increases in on-track and export pari-mutuel handle, as well as attendance, for its 57-day meet that ended Sept. 28. Read More...

Bambarra Bold progressing nicely

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Barbara Minshall celebrated another stakes victory in Sunday’s Classy ’n Smart Stakes at Woodbine with Strut the Course, but the 4-year-old filly’s younger half-sister Bambarra Bold also could make a name for herself in the near future. Read More...

Sea the Moon Will Stand at Lanwades Stud in Newmarket

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 10:45 AM ET G1 Deutsches Derby winner Sea the Moon (Ger) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) will stand at Lanwades Stud in Newmarket Read More...

Sea The Moon to Lanwades Stud

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Sea The Moon, 11-length winner of the 145th Deutsches (German) Derby (Ger-I) in July, will enter stud in 2015 at Lanwades Stud near Newmarket, England, in a deal brokered by Blandford Bloodstock. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup still a possibility for Maragh

DRF | 1 day ago
According to his agent, Tony Micallef, Rajiv Maragh has been told by doctors that his broken right arm could heal in time allow him to ride in the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita on Oct. 31-Nov.1. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile: Baffert has strong early favorite

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Bob Baffert has won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile three times. However, he is winless with four favorites in the race dating back to 1999. Read More...

Court upholds Texas ban on Internet, phone wagering

DRF | 1 day ago
A federal court of appeals has affirmed a lower court’s ruling that Texas can prohibit companies like Churchill Downs Inc. from taking wagers from state residents over the Internet and phone. Read More...

Thoroughbred Club of America honors Bramlage, Fallon, Lavin

DRF | 1 day ago
The Thoroughbred Club of America recognized three noted equine veterinarians, Drs. Larry Bramlage, Edward Hagyard Fallon, and A. Gary Lavin, as honored guests during the organization’s 83rd annual testimonial dinner on Sunday at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. Read More...

Bramlage: We’ll Have to Give Up Lasix on Race-Day

The list of Honor Guests of the Thoroughbred Club of America reads like a Who’s Who of the Thoroughbred racing and breeding world dating back to its first Testimonial Dinner in 1932 when Col. E.R.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Sept. 22 – Sept. 24

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

Monticello: Horses to watch from Sept. 23 – Sept. 25

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

Three Alarm Fire brings strong company lines to Wednesday feature

DRF | 1 day ago
Horses are often judged by the company they keep, and Three Alarm Fire will be judged very favorably in Wednesday’s $77,000 allowance feature at Belmont Park after what happened here last Friday. Read More...

Prime Engine runs off with Gottstein Futurity

DRF | 1 day ago
Prime Engine put an exclamation point on the 19th season at Emerald Downs on Sunday with a runaway victory in the $64,350 Gottstein Futurity on the final day of the 73-day meeting. Read More...

Northern Afleet 2yo remains undefeated after first stakes win

Prime Engine ran his record to 2-for-2 following a dominating 5 ½-length victory in the $50,000 Gottstein Futurity... Read More...

What Causes Equine Grass Sickness?

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
We all know that horses residing at pasture spend the majority of their days grazing. But did you know that, in certain parts of the world, grazing could put a horse at risk for contracting a potentially fatal disease? And what's more, researchers still aren't sure what causes the disease, called equine grass sickness (EGS). Read More...

Trip Notes for September 27-28: Jockey Club Gold Cup, Vosburgh, Zenyatta, John Henry Turf and more…

DRF | 2 days ago
Trip Notes for September 27-28: Jockey Club Gold Cup, Vosburgh, Zenyatta, John Henry Turf and more by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 10:33 PM ET Ol' Man River (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) rolls to give trainer Aidan O'Brien a record-tying win at the... Read More...

Bramlage: America Must Give Up Furosemide

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Two of three distinguished veterinarians being honored by the Thoroughbred Club of American, Dr. Larry Bramlage and Dr. Gary Lavin, addressed medication use in racehorses during their acceptance speeches. Read More...

Desormeaux to Hospital After Kick by Horse

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux was taken to a hospital after he was unseated in the post parade for the eighth race at Santa Anita Park Sept. 28 and was subsequently kicked in his chest. Read More...

Bright Thought Back in Form in John Henry

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Bright Thought turned the tables on his heavily favored stablemate Big John B in the $200,000 John Henry Turf Championship (gr. IIT) Sept. 28 at Santa Anita Park with his first win since March 2013. Read More...

Moons Over Me Dons Cap And Gown

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 8:05 PM ET 8th at SAX (Santa Anita)Msw ($56k)     Winner: Moons Over Me by Majesticperfection Moons Over Me (f, 2, Majesticperfection) wins at first... Read More...

Remington Oaks among three stakes wins for Napravnik

DRF | 2 days ago
Jockey Rosie Napravnik swept into Remington Park on Sunday and won three of the seven stakes offered on the track’s most prestigious program of the year, led by a 5 1/4-length romp by Shanon Nicole in the $200,000 Remington Oaks. Read More...

John Henry win earns Bright Thought shot at Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 2 days ago
Ridden by Tyler Baze, Bright Thought won the Grade 2 John Henry Turf Championship by three-quarters of a length over Finnegans Wake, running 1 1/4 miles on turf in 1:58.27. The victory will lead to a start in the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf here on Nov. 1 Read More...

Tonito M. Delivers Upset in Oklahoma Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Southern California shipper Tonito M. swept past the leaders to score a mild upset in the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (gr. III) Sept. 28 at Remington Park, earning his first victory in six starts for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Read More...

Tonito M. captures Oklahoma Derby for ailing owner

DRF | 2 days ago
Tonito M. rallied four-wide on the final turn and ran down the leaders for a 2 3/4-quarter length win over Bay of Biscay in the 1 1/8-mile race that led a program of seven stakes worth $1 million Read More...

Ramseys Take Churchill September Meet Title

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Churchill Downs concluded its 12-day meeting Sept. 28 with ties for the jockey and trainer titles and Ken and Sarah Ramsey extending their record as leading owners. Read More...

Imperia Breaks Maiden in Belmont’s Pilgrim

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin took a shot with well-bred maiden Imperia in the $200,000 Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 28 at Belmont Park, and the colt now appears Breeders' Cup bound after uncoiling a big late charge. Read More...

‘Richard’ is Great at Gulfstream

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 6:29 PM ET 10th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)Opt Clm ($75k)     Winner: Richard the Great by Distorted Humor Richard The Great (c, 2, Distorted Humor) ru... Read More...

Tonito M. Gets Up in the Oklahoma Derby

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 6:18 PM ET 8th at RPX (Remington Park)GIII Oklahoma Derby ($400,000)     Winner: Tonito M. by Rock Hard Ten Tonito M. (Rock Hard Ten) puts in a late... Read More...

Forestry filly much the best at Remington

Fast N Fine Lookin ran her record to 3-for-4 with a win in the $50,000 Flashy Lady S. at Remington Park... Read More...

Mico Margarita annexes $150K Remington Sprint S.

Run Away and Hide’s multiple stakes winner Mico Margarita added to his impressive resume with a sharp score in the $150,000 Remington Park Sprint Cup... Read More...

Apprentice Juarez Hospitalized After Fall

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Apprentice jockey Nik Juarez was sent to the hospital Sept. 28 after being unseated by his mount Forward Momentum during eighth race at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Strut the Course tracks hot pace to blow by field in Classy ‘n Smart

DRF | 2 days ago
A razor-sharp Strut the Course ($4.40) came on strongly from off a hot pace to win the $125,400 Classy ’n Smart Stakes going away Sunday at Woodbine. Read More...

Lady Eli Draws Clear in Miss Grillo Tally

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Lady Eli blew past battling front-runners in the stretch and drew clear to victory in the $200,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 2-year-old fillies Sept. 28 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Bright Thought headed to Breeders’ Cup after G2 win

Hat Trick’s turf marathon specialist Bright Thought collared his second career Grade 2 victory Sunday at Santa Anita Park... Read More...

Imperia Rallies for Pilgrim Win

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 5:22 PM ET 9th at BLP (BELMONT PARK)GIII Pilgrim S. ($200,000)     Winner: Imperia by Medaglia d'Oro Imperia (c, 2, Medaglia d'Oro) charges late to ... Read More...

Espinoza Suspended for Awesome Again Ride

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Santa Anita Park stewards handed jockey Victor Espinoza a seven-day suspension Sept. 28 for his tactics in the handling of Sky Kingdom in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) the preceding day. Read More...

McLaughlin maiden Imperia takes Pilgrim

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin doesn’t run a maiden in a graded stakes race very often, but he thought there was plenty more to gain than to lose by running Imperia in Sunday’ Grade 3, $200,000 Pilgrim Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

After the Wire: Jockey Club Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Evan Hammonds recaps a plethora of graded stakes from the weekend. Learn how the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Awesome Again S., Zenyatta S., and FrontRunner S. will effect the Breeders' Cup. Read More...

Plain Ol’ Willard rallies to win Catlaunch

DRF | 2 days ago
Plain Ol' Williard came from way off the pace Sunday to win the $50,000 Catlaunch at ThistleDown. Read More...

Bayerd battles to first stakes win

Speightstown’s speedy 2-year-old colt Bayerd dueled through the entire six furlongs of the $75,000 Kip Deville S. to emerge victorious by one length... Read More...