Thoroughbred News

Arabians contest pair of Grade 2 stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
A pair of Grade 2, $30,000 stakes for Arabians highlights the Labor Day holiday card at Delaware Park. Read More...

Wise Dan wasn’t hard used by Velazquez in Bernard Baruch win

DRF | 1 day ago
On Sunday, Wise Dan did not look like a horse who, less than 24 hours earlier, had carried 127 pounds to a gut-wrenching and near record-setting victory coming off a four-month layoff in the Grade 2 Bernard Baruch Handicap. Read More...

Chrome Mine hangs on to win Sylvia Bishop Memorial

DRF | 1 day ago
Chrome Mine built a two-length lead in midstretch and then was all out to hold of Pocket Gift by a head in Saturday night’s $51,050 Sylvia Bishop Memorial Stakes for 3-year-old West Virginia-bred fillies at Charles Town. Read More...

Rider’s 7-Race Win Streak Ends at Golden Gate

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Jockey Silvio Amador extended his winning streak to seven consecutive races at Golden Gate Fields Aug. 30 before his run was ended later on Saturday's card. Read More...

Dansili Filly Prevails In the Dance Design

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 11:00 AM ET 4th at CGH (CURRAGH)G3 Xtravision & HMV Supporting Irish Autism Action Dance Design Fillies S.     Winner: Carla Bianca (Ire) by Dansili (GB) Moyglare Stud's Carla Bianca (Ire) (Dansili {GB}) wins The Curragh's G3 Dance Design S. Read More...

Crist: Spinaway Stakes Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Spinaway Stakes analysis by Steven Crist. Read More...

The longshot Forest Lake scores in Starlet Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
The longshot Forest Lake battled for the early before drawing clear through the final furlong to win Saturday night’s $100,000 Starlet Stakes at Evangeline Downs. Read More...

Forest Lake, Waha Wild Win Evangeline Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Forest Lake, at 32-1 odds, and 7-1 shot Waha Wild recorded upsets in a pair of juvenile stakes at Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel Aug. 30, closing night of the 2014 season Aug. 30 at Opelousas, La. Read More...

Litfin: How I’d play Saratoga on Sunday, Aug. 31

DRF | 1 day ago
The last Sunday at Saratoga is Exhibit A of waiting out the weather as long as possible. Read More...

Showcasing’s Cappella Sansevero Wins the Round Tower

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 10:30 AM ET 3rd at CGH (CURRAGH)G3 Nestle Supporting Irish Autism Action Round Tower S.     Winner: Cappella Sansevero (GB) by Showcasing (GB) Qatar Ra... Read More...

Stonestreet Has Star in Making in Atreides

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Employing his long, fluid stride, undefeated Atreides took another step forward at Gulfstream Park Aug. 30, capturing the $75,000 Monarchos Stakes by a remarkable 17 3/4 lengths for his third consecutive dominant victory. Read More...

Hammersly’s preview: Grass the key on card

DRF | 1 day ago
There are three grass races on the card on which you can key not only plays for those races but also for your multi-race wagers. Read More...

Montjeu Son Of Finsceal Beo a New Rising Star At The Curragh

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 9:42 AM ET 1st at CGH (CURRAGH)Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden     Winner: Ol' Man River (Ire) by Montjeu (Ire) Curragh debut win for Susan Magnier's ?... Read More...

Dunleavy: How I’d play Parx on Monday, Sept. 1

DRF | 1 day ago
I’ve been looking at the past performances for the Monday card at Parx all week. The four stakes on the day, worth a combined $1 million, are races 8 to 11. They are tied together with a 50-cent pick four and also rolling pick threes and daily doubles. Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Jackpot Hi 5 carryover exceeds $300K

DRF | 1 day ago
No stakes on this challenging 10-race card. The portable rail on the turf course is in lane 4. Read More...

Del Mar Babies for Sunday, Aug. 31

DRF | 1 day ago
DRF handicapper Matt Bernier takes a closer look at the juveniles running at Del Mar. Read More...

Study: Vets Disagree on Equine Neurologic Assessments

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Is that horse lame, or is he exhibiting neurologic signs such as ataxia (incoordination)? For some horse owners, answering this question can be difficult. Recent study results suggest, however, that owners aren't the only ones that find it challenging to evaluate a possibly ataxic horse: Researchers determined that equine health experts have difficult... Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014 11:08 PM ET The final Saturday of racing at Saratoga featured a pair of outstanding performances in Grade I company from... Read More...

Mohawk: Modern Legend pulls off shocker in Canadian Pacing Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
Sweet Lou's win streak came to an end as Modern Legend vaulted off cover to upset in the $634,000 Canadian Pacing Derby. Read More...

Mohawk: Artspeak remains undefeated with Metro win

DRF | 2 days ago
Artspeak didn't disappoint as the clear choice in the lucrative Metro final for two-year-old pacers. Read More...

Sunset Glow Game in Debutante Score

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014 9:27 PM ET 9th at DMR (Del Mar)GI Del Mar Debutante ($300k)     Winner: Sunset Glow by Exchange Rate Sunset Glow (f, 2, Exchange Rate) outgames Her E... Read More...

Sunset Glow uses new tactics to take Del Mar Debutante

DRF | 2 days ago
Closing from fifth in a field of nine, Sunset Glow ($3.80) weaved her way through traffic on the turn to win the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante by a neck over 3-1 Her Emmynency. Read More...

Sunset Glow Shines in Del Mar Debutante

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Odds-on favorite Sunset Glow bulled her way between horses at the top of the stretch to get the lead and repelled the determined rally of Her Emmynency to capture the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) Aug. 30. Read More...

Sunset Glow Shines in Del Mar Debutante Win

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Odds-on favorite Sunset Glow bulled her way between horses at the top of the stretch to get the lead and repelled the determined rally of Her Emmynency to capture the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) Aug. 30. Read More...

Forest Lake shines in the $100,000 Starlet S.

Two-year-old Forest Lake garnered the first stakes win of her career on Saturday evening with a two-length score in the $100,000 Evangeline Downs Starlet... Read More...

Itsmyluckyday Runs Down Moreno in the Woodward

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014 7:06 PM ET 11th at SAR (Saratoga)GI Woodward S. ($600k)     Winner: Itsmyluckyday by Lawyer Ron Itsmyluckyday (c, 4, Lawyer Ron) outslugs Moreno in a... Read More...

Itsmyluckyday turns tables on Moreno in Woodward

DRF | 2 days ago
On Saturday, Plesa and Itsmyluckyday got their revenge on Moreno, taking it to him in the early stages of the Grade 1, $600,000 Woodward Stakes and having enough to outfinish him late to prevail by one-half length before a crowd of 29,244 at Saratoga. Read More...

DM Streakn Thru Fire clicks at 26-1 in All American Gold Cup

DRF | 2 days ago
Saturday at Ruidoso Downs, DM Streakn Thru Fire ($54.60) ended a four-race losing streak in the $200,000 All American Gold Cup. Read More...

Palace Powers Home in Forego

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014 6:29 PM ET 10th at SAR (Saratoga)GI Forego S. ($500K)     Winner: Palace by City Zip GI Alfred G. Vanderbilt S. victor Palace (City Zip) powers home ... Read More...

Palace continues to roll with victory in Forego Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Subscribing to the theory of striking while the iron is hot, trainer Linda Rice got herself and her continually improving sprint specialist Palace their second Grade 1 win of the meet after the former claimer cruised to a convincing 3 1/2-length victory over Big Business in Saturday’s $500,000 Forego. Read More...

Itsmyluckyday takes Saratoga’s Woodward Stakes

OBS Sales | 2 days ago
Itsmyluckyday gets his first grade one win in Saratoga's Woodward Stakes (Adam Coglianese photo) Read More...

Avanzare Prevails in Washington Park Thriller

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Avanzare spurted out to lead early and held off strong closing threats from Hattaash and Mister Marti Gras to prevail in a rousing finish to the $150,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 30 at Arlington. Read More...

Atreides by a Pole in the Monarchos

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014 6:11 PM ET 9th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)Monarchos S. ($90k)     Winner: Atreides by Medaglia d'Oro Stonestreet homebred Atreides (c, 3, Medaglia d'Oro... Read More...

Itsmyluckyday Outfights Moreno in Woodward

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Co-favorites Itsmyluckyday and Moreno battled shoulder to shoulder through the entire length of the Saratoga stretch before Itsmyluckyday prevailed to win the $600,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) by half a length Aug. 30. Read More...

Itsmyluckyday all heart in Grade 1 Woodward S.

Itsmyluckyday earned his first Grade 1 win in Saturday’s $600,000 Woodward S. (G1) at Saratoga... Read More...

Best Pal Winner Skyway Returns for Futurity

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Skyway and Henry's Holiday, first and second in the Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) last time out, head the field for the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) as the popular summer meet comes to a close Sept. 3. Read More...

Blue Tone captures stakes debut in Harry Brubaker

DRF | 2 days ago
The objective of winning a stakes with the lightly raced gelding Blue Tone was met at the first opportunity in Saturday’s $98,650 Harry Brubaker Stakes at Del Mar. Read More...

Blue Tone captures stakes debut in Harry Brubaker

DRF | 2 days ago
The objective of winning a stakes with the lightly raced gelding Blue Tone was met at the first opportunity in Saturday’s $98,650 Harry Brubaker Stakes at Del Mar. Read More...

Unbeaten colt Atreides coasts in Monarchos Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Stonestreet Stables and trainer Marty Wolfson surely will be looking for a more demanding spot for Atreides after the highly promising 3-year-old colt stayed unbeaten in three career starts with a 17 1/2-length victory Saturday in the $75,000 Monarchos Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Unbeaten colt Atreides coasts in Monarchos Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Stonestreet Stables and trainer Marty Wolfson surely will be looking for a more demanding spot for Atreides after the highly promising 3-year-old colt stayed unbeaten in three career starts with a 17 1/2-length victory Saturday in the $75,000 Monarchos Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Palace Dazzles in Speedy Forego Triumph

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Antonio Miuccio's Palace dazzled in the $500,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 30, diving to the rail and drawing off to finish the seven-furlong test in 1:21.95. Read More...

Avanzare makes most of good trip in Washington Park

DRF | 2 days ago
Gifted the easiest of early leads, Avanzare and jockey Chris Emigh made the most of it, surging when headed in deep stretch by the longshot Hattaash to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Washington Park Handicap by a head. Read More...

Avanzare makes most of good trip in Washington Park

DRF | 2 days ago
Gifted the easiest of early leads, Avanzare and jockey Chris Emigh made the most of it, surging when headed in deep stretch by the longshot Hattaash to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Washington Park Handicap by a head. Read More...

Palace romps in the Forego Stakes at the Spa

OBS Sales | 2 days ago
Antonino Miuccio’s Palace was off half a beat slowly in Saratoga’s $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) on Saturday, but chased favored frontrunning Happy My Way the whole way before running past him in the final strides and scoring by a length. … Read More...

Mizzen Mast’s Stonetastic Runs Them Off Their Feet in Prioress

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014 5:15 PM ET 8th at SAR (Saratoga)GII Prioress S. ($300k)     Winner: Stonetastic  by Mizzen Mast Stoneway Farm's Stonetastic (f, 3, Mizzen Mast) runs ... Read More...

Stonetastic Powers to Prioress Score

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Stonetastic turned an evenly matched race on paper into a runaway victory on the track, registering a powerful 8 1/2 length score in the $300,000 Prioress Stakes (gr. II) from Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 30. Read More...

Stonetastic shines in Prioress Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
It was hard not to think about the Winston Churchill quote, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man,” when listening to Kelly Breen speak after Saturday’s Grade 2, $300,000 Prioress Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Calculator takes shot in Futurity

DRF | 2 days ago
Selecting a race for Calculator for the final days of the Del Mar meeting was easy for trainer Peter Miller. Read More...

Clubhouse Ride eyes Los Alamitos

DRF | 2 days ago
Clubhouse Ride, who won the Grade 2 Californian Stakes at Santa Anita in June but was last of 10 in the $1 million Pacific Classic on Aug. 24, is among the candidates for the $200,000 Los Alamitos Mile on Saturday. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: Rain threatens turf races

DRF | 2 days ago
Six of Sunday’s 12 races are scheduled for turf, including the Grade 3 Glens Falls (sixth), so horsemen and handicappers will be watching the skies due to a threat of wet weather. According to weather.com, after a partly cloudy start to Sunday, there is an 80 percent chance of thunderstorms developing through the afternoon. Read More...