Thoroughbred News

Cary Street Leads 11 in Hawthorne Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A field of 11 will gather for the $250,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) at Hawthorne Race Course on Saturday, Nov. 29, contesting the only graded stakes and only open stakes of Hawthorne Race Course's fall stand. Read More...

Unbeaten Dame Dorothy Can Cap Year in Comely

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
If Dame Dorothy can extended her unbeaten streak to five in the $400,000 Comely Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack, she will take her place among the leading 3-year-old fillies of 2014. Read More...

Balmoral: Saturday 11/29 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Saturday 11/29 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Speedy Cassatt Dusts Rivals in Zia Park Oaks

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Bouncing back from a ninth-place finish in last month's Raven Run Stakes (gr. II), eastern invader Cassatt led at every call while drawing off in the final furlong for an emphatic win in the $309,000 Zia Park Oaks Nov. 26. Read More...

Isn’t He Clever gets third straight stakes win

DRF | 2 days ago
Isn’t He Clever won the $150,000 Zia Park Distance Championship in track-record time Wednesday, edging Ol Winedrinker Who by a nose in the 1 1/8-mile in Hobbs, N.M. The winner covered the distance in 1:48.48, lowering the mark of 1:49.36 set by Imco Spirit in the 2010 Distance Championship. Read More...

Brooklynsway Takes on Males at Woodbine

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Already a two-time stakes winner on the Polytrack at Woodbine, filly Brooklynsway will try to pick up a third stakes score there Saturday, Nov. 29, when she faces males for the first time in the $250,000 Coronation Futurity. Read More...

Lord Nelson Could Rule Kentucky Jockey Club

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Peachtree Stable's Lord Nelson, an easy winner of a stakes race at Santa Anita Park in his previous start, will take aim at his first graded victory in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II). Read More...

Meadowlands: Creatine looks to conquer stacked TVG Trot field

DRF | 2 days ago
This week Creatine gets another chance after a solid third-place finish in the $500,000 Breeders Crown last Saturday at the Meadowlands. The occasion is the $500,000 TVG Trot final on Saturday with the four-year-old landing the pole position. Read More...

Cassatt Leads Throughout in Zia Park Oaks

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 5:36 PM ET 8th at ZIA (Zia Park)Zia Park Oaks ($300k)     Winner: Cassatt by Tapit TDN Rising Star Cassatt (Tapit) leads every step of the way to ... Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for November 20 to 23

DRF | 2 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's sharp horses and track trends for November 20 to 23, 2014. Read More...

Sageburg Will Stand in Ireland in 2015

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Garryrichard Stud announced Nov. 26 it has acquired the Prix d'Ispahan (Fr-I) winner Sageburg to stand his first season in Ireland in 2015. His stud fee has not been set yet. Read More...

Meadowlands: Friday 11/28 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 11/28 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 11/28 analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Friday 11/28 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Maryland Jockey Club Focus on Daily Product

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
As the Maryland Jockey Club moves forward under new leadership, it will place an emphasis on improving the day-to-day racing product by lowering takeout to attract new bettors and improving regional cooperation. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 11/28 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 11/28 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Coady snaps memorable shot of alligator in infield

DRF | 2 days ago
Kurtis Coady of Coady Photography captured an unforgettable image during the running of the $150,000 Louisiana Legacy at Delta Downs last Saturday. He snapped one of the longtime residents of the infield, an alligator, sunning himself as the field ran down the backside. Read More...

Busy month on tap for Lukas

DRF | 2 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas will not be slowing down with the close of the calendar year. He swept into Vinton last Saturday and won the Grade 3, $400,000 Delta Downs Princess with Take Charge Brandi and missed by a nose with Mr. Z in the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot. Read More...

Maker plots course for Retama winners

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Mike Maker, who swept two of the key stakes on the Retama Park calendar this season, has determined plans for both of those horses, Right On Kitten and Magna Breeze. Read More...

Strong field for Friday featured allowance

DRF | 2 days ago
A stakes-caliber field of filly and mare turf-sprint specialists will square off under allowance conditions in Friday’s $42,000 main event, carded at five furlongs on grass. Madame Giry, a two-time stakes winner this season, likely will be favored to defeat a field that also includes Spun Cap, Kiama, What a Party, and Peggy Joyce. Read More...

Yahilwa heads home after impressive win in Treasure Chest

DRF | 2 days ago
Yahilwa’s win in the $200,000 Treasure Chest last Saturday at Delta Downs was a satisfying one for her trainer, Jim Cassidy. It was the first career stakes victory for the filly who had been locking horns with horses such as Beholder back home in Southern California. Read More...

Churchill Proposes Derby Bet on Winning Sire

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Churchill officials will outline their ideas for the wager at the Dec. 2 Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting in Lexington. If approved in time, the wager could be offered in advance of the 2015 Derby. Read More...

First Winner for Hostile Takeover

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Ohio-based stallion Hostile Takeover was represented by his first winner when He's Taken won the fourth race Nov. 26 at Mahoning Valley Race Course. Read More...

Honor Code may target Hal’s Hope Stakes following allowance win

DRF | 2 days ago
Honor Code, fresh off an impressive allowance victory over the weekend, will arrive at his winter home at Payson Park on Sunday and could make his next start in the Grade 3 Hal’s Hope on Jan. 10, trainer Shug McGaughey said Wednesday. Read More...

Condo Commando Tries 2 Turns in Demoiselle

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Rudy Rodriguez isn't sure why Condo Commando failed to fire in the Frizette Stakes (gr. I), but the trainer's hoping she'll rebound in the $400,000 Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 29. Read More...

Increases on Day 1 of Tattersalls Foal Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Tattersalls December Foal Sale got off to a positive start Nov. 26 with across-the-board increases and a top price of 65,000 guineas for a colt by Bated Breath. Read More...

Golden Rod Holds Plenty of Opportunity

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A full field of 12 for the $200,000 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 29 at Churchill Downs looks wide open. The 1 1/16-mile race shares the card with the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) for the boys. Read More...

Secret Circle, Itsmyluckyday in Cigar Mile

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A solid field will line up Nov. 29 for the $500,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack, as grade I winners Secret Circle and Itsmyluckyday face off amongst a cast that includes Private Zone, Vyjack, and Bourbon Courage. Read More...

Gold Cup draws appealing field despite move after BC Classic

DRF | 2 days ago
An eclectic field of 11 older horses will compete Wednesday in Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup, the lone graded stakes still contested at Hawthorne’s fall-winter meeting. Read More...

Romans Likes Added Distance for Remsen Pair

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Rather than start both in Saturday's Kentucky Jockey Club (gr. II) going 1 1/16 miles in his backyard of Churchill Downs, Romans will ship the two to New York to run in the $400,000 Remsen over 1 1/8 miles at Aqueduct. Read More...

Regally Ready seeks big payday in Cigar Mile

DRF | 2 days ago
Regally Ready went four years between starts on dirt. But when he returned to that surface three months ago, he ran the race of his life, winning a stakes at Mountaineer by 12 1/2 lengths. Read More...

Brazen Persuasion shortens up for featured dirt sprint

DRF | 2 days ago
With five allowance races and a 2-year-old turf-route maiden special weight on the schedule, it’s fair to say the Friday card at Fair Grounds came together quite nicely. Read More...

Tampa Bay 2014-15 Meet Kicks Off Nov. 29

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Tampa Bay Downs opens its 89th season Nov. 29 with the first of 89 racing days through May 3. The Oldsmar, Fla., track will have 10 races on its opening day card, including three over the turf. Read More...

Big fields assemble for Kentucky Jockey Club, Golden Rod

DRF | 2 days ago
Big fields have been entered for the twin 2-year-old stakes that anchor a terrific Stars of Tomorrow card Saturday at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Gierkink: Horses to Watch at Woodbine

DRF | 2 days ago
Ron Gierkink's Horses to Watch at Woodbine. Read More...

Liberty Lover Rallies to Win Eddy County Stakes

Liberty Lover, a homebred colt racing for J. Kirk and Judy Robison of El Paso, Texas, ran his win streak to three with a come-from-behind victory in the $150,000 New Mexico Eddy County Stakes (R) for state-bred 2-year-olds at Zia Park on Wednesday. Read More...

Batman Can likely favorite in Oklahoma Stallion Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Batman Can will shake the talented Shotgun Kowboy on Friday, when he starts as the probable favorite in the $50,000 colts-and-geldings division of the Oklahoma Stallion Stakes at Remington Park. The six-furlong race for 2-year-olds will share a card with the $50,000 fillies division of the Oklahoma Stallion Stakes, which drew the stakes winners Zealous Vision and Stratagem. Read More...

Willet, Princess Violet lead contentious field in Go for Wand

DRF | 2 days ago
New York-breds have enjoyed great success in open-company stakes in 2014, a trend that could continue Friday, when Princess Violet and Willet head a highly contentious field in the Grade 3, $300,000 Go for Wand Handicap at Aqueduct. Read More...

Moshaagib to Enter Stud at Nicks Farm

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Well-bred Moshaagib, a 5-year-old son of Dynaformer, has been purchased by William Nicks and will stand the 2015 season at Nicks Farm near Sellersburg, IN. Read More...

Distorted Humor Colt Achieves Rising Star Status

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 1:41 PM ET 3rd at AQU (Aqueduct)Msw ($60k)     Winner: Mawthooq by Distorted Humor Shadwell's Mawthooq (c, 2, Distorted Humor) thrashes his foes b... Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Clark Handicap

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra look at the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs Friday. Read More...

Derby Winners Have Enjoyed Turf Success

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
California Chrome will try to become the latest Kentucky Derby (gr. I) victor to also find success on the turf, joining the likes of recent Derby winners who excelled on grass like Animal Kingdom, Big Brown, and Barbaro. Read More...

Sparkman: Stallion a ‘Giant’ of the breed

DRF | 2 days ago
Coolmore's Giant’s Causeway has developed into the best son of the great sire Storm Cat, both on the racetrack and at stud. Read More...

New York Horsemen’s Election: ‘Truthiness’ and the Truth

When it comes to the ongoing election for president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, there is “truth” and there is “truthiness.” The truthiness of the election, the agenda pushed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

California Chrome schools at gate for turf debut

DRF | 2 days ago
California Chrome, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, on Wednesday had his most extensive day of training since arriving at Del Mar over the weekend, his morning tasks including schooling in the starting gate and then galloping a bit more than 1 1/2 miles around the main track. Read More...

Constitution, Hoppertunity look to improve in Clark Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
It may or may not apply to the Clark Handicap, but a sweep of the top six places by 3-year-olds in the Breeders’ Cup Classic sure seems to illustrate the strength of the division this year. Read More...

Field at 3-5 for Pool 1 of Derby Future Wager

DRF | 3 days ago
Last fall, when Churchill Downs tried a future wager pool in late November for the first time, only one of the 23 separately listed horses eventually made it to the 2014 Kentucky Derby: Ride On Curlin, who ran seventh at 17-1. The “all others” option returned an all-time low of $3.60 for a $2 win bet. Read More...

Gisser: The Gural trainer rule

DRF | 3 days ago
Jeff Gural’s recent proclamation limiting entries has me at a loss. He is obviously absolutely right or he is obviously absolutely wrong. And the more I read, the less sure I am about how I feel about his new rule. Read More...

Big Bane Theory must overcome outside post in Seabiscuit

DRF | 3 days ago
The good news for Big Bane Theory is that he’s back on the turf. The bad news is that for the second straight race, he’s drawn an outside post. It’s a hurdle he will have to overcome when facing the likes of Tom’s Tribute and Kaigun in what shapes up as a terrific running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Seabiscuit Handicap on Friday at Del Mar. Read More...

Foxy Moonflash is Prompt Favorite in NM Fillies and Mares Championship

Bobby Simmons’ Foxy Moonflash extended her winning streak in Wednesday’s 400-yard, $151,480 New Mexico Quarter Horse Fillies & Mares Championship (RG1) at Zia Park. Read More...

Chuckas Resigns from MJC

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:55 AM ET Tom Chuckas resigns as president and CEO of Maryland Jockey Club. Read More...