Thoroughbred News

Rebranded breaks track record in Curribot Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Rebranded set a track record for 1 1/16 miles at Sunland Park on Saturday, when he won the $50,000 Curribot Handicap in 1:40.64. Read More...

Stellar Wind comes west to snare Santa Ysabel

DRF | 3 days ago
Making her stakes debut, Stellar Wind ($16) closed from sixth in a field of seven to win the $100,500 Santa Ysabel Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita. Read More...

Tuba scores huge longshot victory in Black Gold

DRF | 3 days ago
When strategizing during the running of a race, jockeys do take into account exactly whom it is they are accounting for. Keep the favorite in your sites. Don’t worry too much about the massive longshots. And maybe that is why the eight jockeys not aboard a 3-year-old named Tuba did not think too much of the horse stealing out to an easy lead in the Black Gold Stakes. Read More...

Stellar Wind Blows Them Away in Santa Ysabel

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015 7:26 PM ET 8th at SAX (Santa Anita)GIII Santa Ysabel S. ($100k)     Winner: Stellar Wind by Curlin Stellar Wind (f, 3, Curlin) belies her inexperie... Read More...

Avila Defiant in Face of Suspension

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A day after the CHRB announced sanctions against him, trainer A.C. Avila was defiant in victory Feb. 28 at Santa Anita Park, when the horse that has been at the center of the controversy claimed an impressive win. Read More...

TDN Rising Star Luminance Resumes Victoriously

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015 6:52 PM ET 7th at SAX (Santa Anita)Alw ($58k)     Winner: Luminance by Tale Of The Cat TDN Rising Star Luminance (f, 3, Tale of the Cat) fights her... Read More...

Palace Malice in First Work Back for Pletcher

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Multiple grade I winner Palace Malice continued to prepare for his return to the races with a three-furlong move Feb. 28 at Palm Beach Downs, his first since rejoining the Florida string of trainer Todd Pletcher. Read More...

Rodriguez Suspended, Fined for Positives

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Rudy Rodriguez was handed a 25-day suspension and was fined $2,500 after two of his horses tested positive for the therapeutic drug flunixin, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug also known as Banamine. Read More...

DRF Plus handicapping reports for Sunday, March 1

DRF | 3 days ago
Download DRF Plus handicapping reports for Sunday’s races, including DRF Daily GamePlan, the Positive ROI Report, and Key Race Report. Read More...

Godolphin One-Two in Chipping Norton Stakes

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Contributer's victory in the Chipping Norton Stakes (Aus-I) Feb. 28 at Warwick Farm, provided owner Godolphin a first top-level win in Australia since launching operations there last year. Read More...

Gulfstream cancels rest of card due to weather

DRF | 3 days ago
Because of torrential rain and flood-like conditions, Gulfstream Park was forced to cancel its Saturday card after five of 12 races were run. Racing was expected to resume Sunday. Read More...

Rodriguez gets 25 days for Banamine positives

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Rudy Rodriguez will serve a 25-day suspension and pay a $2,500 fine as a result of two horses having overages for Flunixin, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory also known as Banamine and used for therapeutic use. Read More...

Devine Aida splashes to Herecomesthebride win

DRF | 3 days ago
Before the balance of the Saturday card at Gulfstream Park was canceled because of heavy rain, the Grade 3, $150,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes was run in a sea of slop – and without morning-line favorites Consumer Credit and Quality Rocks in a race originally scheduled for turf. Read More...

Mongolian Khan Wins Duel for NZ Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Mongolian Khan fought out the finish of the New Zealand Derby (NZ-I) with favorite Volkstok'n'barrel Feb. 28 at Ellerslie and reached the finish line with a powerful thrust for a one-length triumph. Read More...

Gulfstream Park Cancels Card in Deluge

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Gulfstream Park canceled the remainder of its Feb. 28 card as a deluge pelted the South Florida area. The $200,000 Swale Stakes (gr. II) and the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) were among the events lost. Read More...

Tiznow colt racks up fourth stakes win

Rebranded took the race to his foes early in Saturday’s $50,000 Curribot H., pulling away by a couple of lengths in the first furlong... Read More...

Devine Aida ‘Rains’ Supreme; Weather Cancels Card

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015 3:06 PM ET 5th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)Herecomesthebride S.-Listed ($150k)     Winner: Devine Aida by Unbridled's Song Devine Aida (f, 3, Unbridled... Read More...

Devine Aida Aces Sloppy Herecomesthebride

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Stronach Stables' Devine Aida splashed home in an off-the-turf edition of the $150,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 28, earning her first graded score at soggy Gulfstream Park and building a four-race win streak. Read More...

Devine Aida takes Gulfstream’s Herecomesthebride Stakes

OBS Sales | 3 days ago
Stronach Stables’ Devine Aida stepped into stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Brew Stakes on the turf at Gulfstream, took command after turning for home and then drew away to a 3-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Nicky’s … Read More...

New stakes winner for Afleet Alex

McGehee’s Mercy rallied from tenth to first in a quarter mile en route to victory in the $60,000 Dixie Poker Ace S... Read More...

Free: How I’d play Santa Anita for Sunday, March 1

DRF | 3 days ago
A pair of daily doubles is the extent of the action on a sleepy Sunday at Santa Anita. Neither bet is particularly creative; potential return is small. Therefore, it makes sense to limit potential losses to $10. The doubles cover races 5-6, and 8-9. Read More...

Eskendereya Colt Breaks Through Second Time Out

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015 2:15 PM ET 4th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)Msw ($45k)     Winner: Easy To Say by Eskendereya New Farm's Easy To Say (Eskendereya) sits a stalking trip ... Read More...

Almoonqith Wins at Meydan, Cavalryman Injured

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Sheikh Hamdan's Almoonqith showed his staying power Feb. 28 at Meydan Racecourse in winning the Nad al Sheba Trophy (UAE-III), a race marred by the breakdown of favorite Cavalryman. Read More...

McGee: How I’d play Gulfstream for Sunday, March 1

DRF | 3 days ago
DRF handicapper Marty McGee provides his best wagering strategy for Sunday's card at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Litfin: Pick three play for Gulfstream on Sunday, March 1

DRF | 3 days ago
After heavy rain flooded parts of the backside and parking lot Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park, track conditions were very much in flux as an assigned “pick-something play of the day” for Sunday was contemplated. Read More...

Hammersly: How I’d play Santa Anita for Sunday, March 1

DRF | 3 days ago
Sunday’s card at Santa Anita has some big, competitive fields, always nice to see as that can lead to overlays, value and thus, opportunity. There are a couple runners on the card who have appeal. Read More...

Illinois Racing Board Appointments Announced

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has announced four appointments to the Illinois Racing Board, including a consumer loan executive and campaign contributor as chairman. Read More...

Extra Two Days Approved for Oaklawn Season

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Arkansas Racing Commission unanimously approved a request by Oaklawn Park Feb. 28 to add two Wednesdays to its 2015 Racing Season -- March 18 and March 25-to compensate for days lost to winter weather. Read More...

Casse may send two turf horses to Big Cap

DRF | 3 days ago
The turf stakes winners Dynamic Sky and Patriotricandproud are candidates for the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap on March 7, trainer Mark Casse said. Read More...

Lexie Lou sidelined by quarter crack

DRF | 3 days ago
Lexie Lou, the winner of the 2014 Queen’s Plate Stakes and five other in stakes in her career, has been turned out in Florida after being diagnosed with a quarter crack, trainer Mark Casse said on Saturday. Read More...

Pride of Dubai Wins Blue Diamond Thriller

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Pride of Dubai overcame a stretch tussle before getting clear and just holding off 100-1 shot Reemah in the Aus$1 million William Hill Blue Diamond (Aus-I) Feb. 28 at Caulfield Racecourse. Read More...

Choper reappointed to CHRB

DRF | 3 days ago
Jesse Choper, a professor of public law at UC-Berkeley since 1991, has been reappointed to the California Horse Racing Board, according to a statement released Friday by the office of Gov. Jerry Brown. Read More...

Verraco possible for Sunland Derby

DRF | 3 days ago
Verraco’s win in an optional claimer for 3-year-olds on Friday may lead to a start in the $800,000 Sunland Derby in New Mexico on March 22. Read More...

Shamal Wind, Suavito Sprint to Caulfield Wins

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Shamal Win took the Oakleigh Plate and Suavito captured the Futurity Stakes (both Aus-I) Feb. 28 at Caulfield Racecourse. Read More...

Oaklawn adds two Wednesday cards

DRF | 3 days ago
Oaklawn Park will add two Wednesday programs to its meet in March after receiving Arkansas Racing Commission approval for the dates at a meeting Saturday. The move came a few hours after Oaklawn announced Saturday’s program was canceled due to freezing temperatures. It was the sixth canceled program of the meet that opened in January. Read More...

Sr. Quisqueyano works for Big Cap

DRF | 3 days ago
Sr. Quisqueyano had his final prep for the Santa Anita Handicap shortly after the second renovation break Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park,, working six furlongs in 1:16.62 from the five-eighths pole in company with stable mate Recharged. Sr. Quisqueyano, who won the Sunshine Millions Classic in his previous start, posted splits of 26.37, 39.52, and 1:04.37 to the wire then galloped out well, pulling up seven-eighths in 1:30.99. Read More...

Positive ROI Report for Saturday, Feb. 28

DRF | 3 days ago
Download positive ROI trainer statistics for Saturday's cards at Aqueduct, Charles Town, Delta Downs, Fair Grounds, Fonner Park, Golden Gate Fields, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Sam Houston, Los Alamitos, Laurel Park, Mahoning Valley Racecourse, Oaklawn Park, Penn National, Parx Racing, Santa Anita, Sunland Park, Tampa Bay Downs, Turfway Park, and Turf Paradise. The report features top trainer angles, top trainer/jockey combinations, and profitable betting angles based on a trainer's record in similar situations. Read More...

Another Chapter for John Nerud

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Even though Final Chapter isn't a 'typical' Nerud, he may yet prove a fitting epilogue to the story of one of the great figures of the American Turf. Read More...

Oaklawn cancels Saturday card

DRF | 3 days ago
Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., has canceled live racing for Saturday, according to track spokeswoman Jennifer Hoyt. It is the sixth weather-related cancellation of the meet that opened in January. Read More...

Oaklawn Park Cancels Feb. 28 Racing

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Saturday, Feb. 28, race card at Oaklawn Park that featured two $75,000 stakes, has been canceled due to below freezing temperatures. Read More...

Easy to Say shines despite Gulfstream deluge

Relentless rains Saturday at Gulfstream Park didn’t stop Eskendereya’s second-time starter Easy to Say from strolling to an easy three length victory... Read More...

Key Race Report for Saturday, Feb. 28

DRF | 3 days ago
Download a list of horses exiting races where two or more of the competitors have come back to win their next starts. Saturday's report features races from Aqueduct, Camarero Race Track, Charles Town, Churchill Downs, Delta Downs, Dubbo, Fair Grounds, Fonner Park, Golden Gate Fields, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Sam Houston, Los Alamitos, Laurel Park, Mahoning Valley Racecourse, Oaklawn Park, Penn National, Rillito, Santa Anita, Sunland Park, Tampa Bay Downs, Turfway Park, and Turf Paradise. Read More...

Shamal Wind Scores in Caulfield’s G1 Oakleigh Plate

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:15 AM ET 7th at CAU (CAULFIELD)G1 William Hill Oakleigh Plate     Winner: Shamal Wind (Aus) by Dubawi (Ire) Dubawi (Ire)'s Shamal Wind (Aus) anne... Read More...

Street Cry’s Diamond

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015 3:13 AM ET 8th at CAU (CAULFIELD)G1 Blue Diamond S. (A$1m)     Winner: Pride Of Dubai (Aus) by Street Cry (Ire) Street Cry colt Pride Of Dubai wins... Read More...

New Group winner for Snitzel in Japan

Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago
Katsumi Yoshida's Northern Farm has achieved many significant international successes, but on Saturday the stud made history much closer to home... Read More...

Contributer leads home a Godolphin one-two in G1 Chipping Norton S.

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015 12:54 AM ET 6th at WWF (WARWICK FARM)G1 Chipping Norton S. (A$500k)     Winner: Contributer (Ire) by High Chaparral (Ire) Contributer (Ire) gives J... Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 3/2 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 3/2 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Monday 3/2 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 3/2 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Trainer A. C. Avila Suspended, Fined by CHRB

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The California Horse Racing Board suspended A. C. Avila Feb. 27 for 60 days and fined the trainer $10,000 after one of the horses in his care tested positive for an elevated level of acepromazine. Read More...

NJ Track Calls for End to Simulcast Impasse

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Meadowlands, which contracts with Monarch Content Management to negotiate host fees for its signal, issued a statement Feb. 27 on the ongoing dispute that is blacking out its signal from 23 racetracks. Read More...