Thoroughbred News

Daring Kathy Takes My Charmer Wire-to-Wire

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Daring Kathy picked up her first graded stakes score and did so with a solid wire-to-wire effort Nov. 22, taking the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Smart Strike Filly Upsets Cardinal

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 4:50 PM ET 9th at CDX (Churchill Downs)GIII Cardinal H. ($100K)     Winner: Strike Charmer by Smart Strike Longshot Strike Charmer (f, 4, Smart Str... Read More...

Hat Trick filly is all heart in G3 Red Carpet H.

Three Hearts held off several challengers to tally her first stakes win in the $100,000 Red Carpet H. (G3) over the Del Mar turf course on Saturday... Read More...

Giant’s Causeway Filly Justifies Favoritism Up North

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 4:37 PM ET 8th at WOX (Woodbine)Glorious Song S. (C$125K)     Winner: Mississippi Delta by Giant's Causeway Mississippi Delta (f, 2, Giant's Causew... Read More...

Afleet Alex filly roars to victory in Orleans S.

Honeycomb Allie took flight in the Delta Downs stretch to roll to a 2 ½-length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Orleans S... Read More...

Elusive Quality’s Malaf Off The Mark In Wolverhampton Debut

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 4:15 PM ET 5th at WLV (WOLVERHAMPTON)Mdn (?.5k)     Winner: Malaf by Elusive Quality Sheikh Hamdan's Malaf (c, 2, Elusive Quality) off the mark on ... Read More...

Mahoning Valley Opens Inaugural Meet Nov. 24

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Racecourse kicks off its inaugural racing season on Monday, Nov. 24, with an eight-race program that begins at 12:45 p.m. EST. Read More...

Honor Code Inhales Allowance Foes in Return

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Honor Code returned a winner following a layoff of more than eight months Nov. 22 at Aqueduct Racetrack, rallying from sixth at mid-stretch to score impressively while in hand for jockey Javier Castellano. Read More...

Honor Code scores victory in return to racing

DRF | 1 day ago
Honor Code, who was knocked off the Triple Crown trail by a suspensory injury after one start this year in March, won his return impressively Saturday at Aqueduct and served notice he will be a force to be reckoned with in the older stakes division. Read More...

Honor Code scores victory in return to racing

DRF | 1 day ago
Honor Code, who was knocked off the Triple Crown trail by a suspensory injury after one start this year in March, won his return impressively Saturday at Aqueduct and served notice he will be a force to be reckoned with in the older stakes division. Read More...

Captain Serious on Toes for Fall Highweight

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Named after Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, Captain Serious looks to stuff his competition in the $300,000 Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 27 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Elite Belle, Magnifisio Win in Australia

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Jockey William Pike skillfully guided Elite Belle through opponents in the stretch, where she caught the leader in the final 100 meters and won the Aus$1 million Railway Stakes (Aus-I) Nov. 22 at Ascot in Perth, Australia. Read More...

Track records broken in consecutive races

DRF | 1 day ago
A combination of cold temperatures and a lightning-fast track helped produce track records in back-to-back races at Mountaineer Racetrack on Wednesday night. Read More...

Lexie Lou leads group of Casse runners in Thanksgiving weekend stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Led by Lexie Lou, the Queen’s Plate winner in July, trainer Mark Casse will have a big team of runners for stakes in the final days of the Del Mar autumn meeting. Read More...

Rising Star Returns An Impressive Winner

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 3:02 PM ET 6th at AQU (Aqueduct)Alw/OC ($69K)     Winner: Honor Code by A.P. Indy GSW TDN Rising Star Honor Code (r, 3, A.P. Indy) returns from lon... Read More...

Del Mar Employee Honored for Heroic Action

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Longtime Del Mar employee David Martinez, who rescued a boy from a burning trailer this summer, will be honored by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority at the group's annual awards banquet Dec. 3. Read More...

Sinatra Leaving Parx to Take MJC Position

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Sal Sinatra, director of racing at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania, is leaving to take the position of vice president and general manager of the Maryland Jockey Club, which is owned by The Stronach Group. Read More...

Free: How I’d play Del Mar for Sunday, Nov. 23

DRF | 1 day ago
Some favorites are solid, others are vulnerable. It helps to know the difference, don’t you think? Sunday at Del Mar includes some of both. Read More...

Judge Rules in Favor of Leagues in NJ Sports Betting Case

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 1:29 PM ET District Court judge upholds ban on sports betting in NJ; case heads to Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Read More...

Watchmaker: How I’d play Aqueduct on Saturday, Nov. 22

DRF | 1 day ago
I’m a player who usually focuses on early in the card (pick five, early pick four), or late in the card (late pick four). But the card Saturday at Aqueduct is a little different. I find my attention drawn toward the middle of the program, specifically races 5 and 6. Read More...

Journeyman Stud announces Stallion Preview day

It has been a banner year for Journeyman Stud. Stallions standing at the farm sired all six winners of the Florida Sire Stakes at Gulfstream Park. In addition, in two of the FSS races it was a Journeyman Stud stallions trifecta, as well as a 1-2 and tw... Read More...

Illman: Aqueduct pick three play for Saturday, Nov. 22

DRF | 1 day ago
Let’s try a pick three for Saturday at Aqueduct. Read More...

Hammersly: Del Mar pick three play for Sunday, Nov. 23

DRF | 1 day ago
A middle-of-the-card pick three (races 4-6) holds some interest on Sunday because it does not include a maiden race, so you have some established form on which to base your wager. Read More...

Judge rules against New Jersey sports betting plan

DRF | 1 day ago
A federal judge has once again ruled that a plan by New Jersey to allow racetracks and casinos to offer betting on sports would violate a 1992 federal ban on the practice. Read More...

Bernier: How I’d play Del Mar for Saturday, Nov. 22

DRF | 1 day ago
Although there are small fields throughout Saturday’s card at Del Mar, I do believe there are two decent wagering opportunities – one being the 50-cent pick five, the other being the featured event on the card, the Grade 3 Red Carpet Handicap. Read More...

Eisenhower rules for Star Thoroughbreds

Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago
All American's son Eisenhower scored his second win in as many starts when he prevailed in a tight finish at Randwick on Saturday... Read More...

Breeders Crown: Shake It Cerry, Sayitall BB capture 3YO filly finals

DRF | 2 days ago
Shake It Cerry and Sayitall BB won the sophomore filly Breeders Crowns on the trot and pace on Friday at the Meadowlands. Read More...

Breeders Crown: Mission Brief romps in stakes record time

DRF | 2 days ago
Mission Brief and Bee A Magician both won their Breeders Crown races at the Meadowlands on Friday night in impressive fashion. Read More...

New Jersey to Press On for Sports Betting

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Sports betting at Monmouth Park will have to await another day in court following a decision Nov. 21 by the United States District Court granting an injunction stopping the Oceanport racetrack from taking such wagers. Read More...

Slipper in sight for Beneteau filly

Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago
leading first season sire Beneteau posted his second winner when debutante Aegean Sea led all the way at Royal Randwick... Read More...

Ben’s Cat Faces Tough Task in Fabulous Strike

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
If the amazing Ben's Cat is going to make it back-to-back victories in the $200,000 Fabulous Strike Handicap on Thanksgiving Eve at Penn National, he'll will have to defeat one of the toughest fields he has faced recently. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014 7:28 PM ET A pair of rich races at Delta Downs highlight Saturday's action. Zayat colorbearer Mr. Z (Malibu Moon) gets... Read More...

JJ and Anna and Their Long Journey Together

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Steve Haskin relates the story of Anna Simms and 2011 Bay Shore Stakes (gr. III) winner J J's Lucky Train. Read More...

Median Rises at Goffs Breeding Stock Opener

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A strong opening day of Goffs November breeding stock sale Nov. 21 was topped by the Aga Khan Studs' Hazariya, who sold to Oliver St. Lawrence for 480,000 euros ($594,740 in United States funds). Read More...

Delta Downs Jackpot Daily Update: Time To Race

Horses that last raced at half a dozen different tracks will make up the field for Saturday’s Delta Downs Jackpot. Juveniles have shipped in from all over the country to take aim at the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Eye of the Leopard will stand in Ontario for 2015

DRF | 2 days ago
Canadian champion and classic winner Eye of the Leopard will return to his home country to stand the 2015 breeding season at Colebrook Farms in Uxbridge, Ontario. Read More...

Balmoral: Sunday 11/23 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Sunday 11/23 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Cigar Mile Stakes Card Fields Taking Shape

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Fields are taking shape for the Nov. 29 Cigar Mile (gr. I) stakes program at Aqueduct Racetrack, featuring four graded events worth a combined $1.7 million. Read More...

Suffolk Eyes Simulcast License for Next Year

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Suffolk Downs, which ended live racing for good earlier in the fall and laid off the majority of the track's remaining employees on Nov. 20 is now investigating ways to remain open as a simulcast-only facility in 2015. Read More...

Don’t Tell Sophia being considered for Falls City

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Phil Sims said Friday from Keeneland that he is “seriously considering” running Don’t Tell Sophia in the Grade 2 Falls City at Churchill Downs on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. Read More...

Fruit Ludt sets Churchill mile record

DRF | 2 days ago
Fruit Ludt set a track record for a mile Friday at Churchill, but it comes with a giant asterisk. Read More...

3-year-olds Hoppertunity, Constitution among Clark probables

DRF | 2 days ago
Lacking any of the big-name 3-year-olds from the Breeders’ Cup Classic, the Clark Handicap still could have a pair of 3-year-olds as major contenders. Read More...

AHC: Impact of Immigration Order Unclear

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The impact of an executive order on immigration issued by President Obama on the horse industry remains unclear, the American Horse Council said Nov. 21. Read More...

Ohio’s Mahoning Valley set to host inaugural meet

DRF | 2 days ago
A new era in Ohio racing begins Monday with the first day of live racing at Mahoning Valley, a racino that essentially replaces Beulah Park on the circuit. Read More...

Aga Khan Mare Hazariya Fetches ?480,000 at Goffs

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014 3:22 PM ET GOFNOV (Goffs November Sale)hip 1130     Hazariya (Ire) M     Xaar (GB)--Hazaradjat (Ire)     480,000 &... Read More...

Village Warrior can go long, but will he like turf?

DRF | 2 days ago
The 1 3/8-mile distance of Sunday's allowance feature at Aqueduct is not an issue for Village Warrior. But turf is. Read More...

Ohio’s Mahoning Valley set to host inaugural meet

DRF | 2 days ago
A new era in Ohio racing begins Monday with the first day of live racing at Mahoning Valley, a racino that essentially replaces Beulah Park on the circuit. Read More...

Tapit-Precious Kitten Firster Wins for Fun in Off the Turfer

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014 2:50 PM ET 5th at LRL (Laurel)Msw ($40k)     Winner: Divining Rod by Tapit Lael homebred Divining Rod (c, 2, Tapit--Precious Kitten {MGISW, $1,912,54... Read More...

History Challenge: Comley enjoyed remarkable season in 1914

DRF | 2 days ago
Comely remains to this day – a century later – the only 2-year-old to capture the Fall Highweight and one of only a handful of 2-year-olds to defeat their elders in major American stakes races in the 20th century. Read More...

First foals by Bodemeister, Union Rags impress at November sales

DRF | 2 days ago
The November mixed sales season in Kentucky is best known for the high-priced racing and broodmare prospects that go through the sales ring, but the auctions are also an important time for buyers to form first impressions of weanlings by young stallions. Read More...