Thoroughbred News

Keeneland September still tracking ahead at midway point

DRF | 2 days ago
The Keeneland September yearling sale hit its halfway point with the conclusion of Book 3 on Sunday, and returns continued to outpace last year’s auction, headed up by a $625,000 Verrazano colt. Read More...

Force impresses in Rolling Green Stakes win

DRF | 2 days ago
The rapidly improving Force ($6) won his U.S. stakes debut Sunday, unleashing a strong stretch kick to win the $55,875 Rolling Green Stakes going away on closing day at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Force impresses in Rolling Green Stakes win

DRF | 2 days ago
The rapidly improving Force ($6) won his U.S. stakes debut Sunday, unleashing a strong stretch kick to win the $55,875 Rolling Green Stakes going away on closing day at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Agent Young Acquires Son of Verrazano for $625,000

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A ridgling from the first crop of Verrazano lit up the bid board Sept. 17 at the Keeneland September yearling sale, going to agent Steve Young for $625,000. Read More...

Malagacy to Return to Training After Layoff

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Given the summer off, Sumaya U.S. Stable's Malagacy is expected to soon return to the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher, owner Oussama Aboughazale announced Sept. 17 while attending the Keeneland September yearling sale. Read More...

Untamed Domain Grinds Out Summer Stakes Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Untamed Domain, an Animal Kingdom 2-year-old colt trained by Graham Motion for West Point Thoroughbreds, sat off the pace and finished with enough in the tank to run down Hemp Hemp Hurray in the Summer Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine Sept. 17. Read More...

Capla Temptress rallies to win Natalma Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
The diminutive Capla Temptress used her impressive turn of foot to capture Sunday’s Grade 1, $265,900 Natalma Stakes, a Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In contest at Woodbine. Read More...

Capla Temptress rallies to win Natalma Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
The diminutive Capla Temptress used her impressive turn of foot to capture Sunday’s Grade 1, $265,900 Natalma Stakes, a Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In contest at Woodbine. Read More...

Weekend Stakes Rundown: Woodbine Turf Showcase

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week there are three races with Breeders' Cup implications on the Woodbine grass and two at Churchill Downs in the juvenile ranks. Read More...

Winx Makes it 20 Straight Wins With Randwick Triumph

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
After a few anxious moments where jockey Hugh Bowman was uncharacteristically getting to work on Australia's superstar mare, Winx responded with her usual kick to score a victory in the Colgate Optic White Stakes Sept. 16, her 20th straight win. Read More...

Capri Shines in St. Leger, Possible For Arc

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Capri worked to the lead late in the William Hill St. Leger Stakes (G1) at Doncaster Sept. 16 and held on gamely to win by a half length over Crystal Ocean. Read More...

Lane, Humidor Rally to Win Makybe Diva Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Within 90 minutes of picking himself up off the turf, jockey Damien Lane would win the group 2 Let's Elope Stakes before coming from last on Humidor to take the group 1 PFD Food Services Makybe Diva Stakes. Read More...

Wise Gal First Black-Type Winner for Einstein

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Wise Gal, bred and owned by Eric Wirth and trained by Dove Houghton, drove away from her opponents impressively to win the $100,000 Selima Stakes Sept. 16 at Laurel Park. She is the first black-type winner for her sire, Einstein. Read More...

Girvin Works for Oklahoma Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Girvin will get a bit of class relief. Next on tap for the three-time graded stakes winner is the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (G3) Sept. 24 at Remington Park. Read More...

Final Sold for Sire Tapit, ‘The Man at This Sale’

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Tapit, the runaway leading sire of the 2017 Keeneland September sale, saw his last yearling of the auction go through the ring Sept. 16. Mike Ryan paid $300,000 for a colt that is a half brother to grade 1 winner Pyro. Read More...

Breakout Keeneland September Sale for Violence

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Yearlings by Violence, the second-leading freshman sire of 2017, are selling big at the Keeneland September yearling sale. Through the first day of Book 3, he's sold 16 yearlings for an average of $285,625. Read More...

Romantic Vision Upsets Locust Grove

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. expertly guided Romantic Vision along the rail to victory in the $100,000 Locust Grove Stakes (G3) Sept. 16 at Churchill Downs.  Read More...

Quidura Shows Her Class in Canadian Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Quidura (GB) backed up a confident ride at the hands of jockey Junior Alvarado Sept. 16 when she used every inch of the Woodbine stretch to showcase her class in a one-length victory in the $250,000 Canadian Stakes (G2T). Read More...

Chublicious Upsets De Francis Dash at 10-1

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The field may have been scratched down to four for the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3), but David Gruskos' Chublicious still found a way to provide a stunner in the six-furlong sprint at Laurel Park. Read More...

Pioneerof the Nile Colt Pops at $525,000

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Agent Steve Young stretched to $525,000 for a colt by Pioneerof the Nile to lead the Sept. 16 session at the Keeneland September yearling sale. Read More...

The Tabulator Charges to Iroquois Win

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Carolyn Wilson's The Tabulator picked up an automatic berth to the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) and 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby with a strong run in the $150,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs. Read More...

World Approval Captures Woodbine Mile

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Live Oak Plantation's homebred World Approval punched his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) Sept. 16 in the $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1T) at Woodbine. Read More...

Courtlandt Shopping Fillies in Keeneland’s Book 3

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Don Adam's Courtlandt Farm has been active throughout the Keeneland September yearling sale, and after buying colts earlier in the week, was shopping for fillies during the Sept. 16 session that began Book 3. Read More...

Huckabays Rewarded by Trappe Shot Investment

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jody and Michelle Huckabay bought an interest in Trappe Shot, and during the Sept. 16 session of Keeneland September yearling sale, they were rewarded when a filly by the Claiborne Farm stallion was sold for $480,000. Read More...

Uni Runs Down La Coronel Late to Win Sands Point

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
After close calls in her first two U.S. starts, Uni broke through for her first graded stakes win Sept. 16 in the $400,000 Sands Point (G2T) at Belmont Park. Read More...

Patrona Margarita Surges to Pocahontas Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Stretching out in distance seemed to do the trick for Patrona Margarita who pulled away from her competition in the stretch to win the Sept. 16. $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs.  Read More...

Johnny Bear Earns Emotional Northern Dancer Win

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Standing alongside her father and co-owner John Burness, trainer Ashlee Brnjas and witnessed Johnny Bear get his head down over Hawkbill in the 1 1/2-mile Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (G1T). Read More...

Agent Ryan Continues Buying Spree in Book 3

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
As the Keeneland September yearling sale moved into Book 3 Sept. 16, agent Mike Ryan continued his buying spree in search of "Saturday afternoon" horses. Read More...

Vibrant Trade Continues in Keeneland September Book 3

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The positive energy from week one of the Keeneland September yearling sale carried forward, as the sale resumed Sept. 16 following a one-day break and the session was topped by the sale of a colt by Pioneerof the Nile for $525,000 to Steve Young. Read More...

Penny Chenery, First Lady of Racing, Dies at 95

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Owner of Secretariat, who was also an important ambassador to the sport of horse racing, died Sept. 16. Read More...

Son of Will Take Charge Sells for $500,000

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A colt by Will Take Charge sold for $500,000 to International Equities Holding about halfway through the sixth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 17. Read More...

Agent Young Acquires Son of Verrazano for $625,000

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A ridgling from the first crop of Verrazano lit up the bid board Sept. 17 at the Keeneland September yearling sale, going to agent Steve Young for $625,000. Read More...

Malagacy to Return to Training After Layoff

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Given the summer off, Sumaya U.S. Stable's Malagacy is expected to soon return to the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher, owner Oussama Aboughazale announced Sept. 17 while attending the Keeneland September yearling sale. Read More...

Canterbury Park closes meet with slightly higher handle figures

DRF | 2 days ago
Canterbury Park concluded its 67-day 2017 race meet Saturday with modest handle gains by several statistical measures despite threats of a boycott from a segment of the horseplaying population. Read More...

Canterbury Park closes meet with slightly higher handle figures

DRF | 2 days ago
Canterbury Park concluded its 67-day 2017 race meet Saturday with modest handle gains by several statistical measures despite threats of a boycott from a segment of the horseplaying population. Read More...

Harrah’s Philadelphia: Stealth Hanover defeats Hambletonian champion Perfect Spirit

DRF | 2 days ago
Hambletonian winner Perfect Spirit returned to action in a $30,000 division of the John Simpson Memorial this afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, but he was upstaged by Stealth Hanover, who turned in a 1:52 track record mile for a sophomore trotting gelding to defeat him. Read More...

Harrah’s Philadelphia: Stealth Hanover defeats Hambletonian champion Perfect Spirit

DRF | 2 days ago
Hambletonian winner Perfect Spirit returned to action in a $30,000 division of the John Simpson Memorial this afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, but he was upstaged by Stealth Hanover, who turned in a 1:52 track record mile for a sophomore trotting gelding to defeat him. Read More...

Baffert assistant Barnes hospitalized for broken pelvis

DRF | 2 days ago
Jimmy Barnes, the longtime assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, was treated for a fractured pelvis on Sunday after being unseated from the stable pony earlier in the day. Read More...

Baffert assistant Barnes hospitalized for broken pelvis

DRF | 2 days ago
Jimmy Barnes, the longtime assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, was treated for a fractured pelvis on Sunday after being unseated from the stable pony earlier in the day. Read More...

Bolt d’Oro drills for FrontRunner Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Bolt d’Oro, the undefeated winner of the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity on Sept. 4, had his first workout of September at Santa Anita on Sunday, going five furlongs in 1:00.40. Read More...

Bolt d’Oro drills for FrontRunner Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Bolt d’Oro, the undefeated winner of the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity on Sept. 4, had his first workout of September at Santa Anita on Sunday, going five furlongs in 1:00.40. Read More...

Untamed Domain by a neck in Summer Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Untamed Domain punched his ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar with a well-timed victory in Sunday’s Grade 2, $208,400 Summer Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Untamed Domain by a neck in Summer Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Untamed Domain punched his ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar with a well-timed victory in Sunday’s Grade 2, $208,400 Summer Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Broberg sends out wrong horse to win race

DRF | 2 days ago
There was a case of mistaken horse identity in the fifth race Saturday night at Remington Park, and the mix-up was confirmed to Daily Racing Form by Karl Broberg, who trains both horses involved. Collateral Kitten is listed as the official winner of the non-winners-of-two-lifetime turf route, but the mare Onemorefastdance, a four-time winner, actually ran in the race. The Paulick Report first reported the case, citing a tip from Onemorefastdance’s breeder, John Lowder. Read More...

Son of Will Take Charge Sells for $500,000

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A colt by Will Take Charge sold for $500,000 to International Equities Holding about halfway through the sixth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 17. Read More...

Penny Chenery, First Lady of Racing, Dies at 95

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Owner of Secretariat, who was also an important ambassador to the sport of horse racing, died Sept. 16. Read More...

Penny Chenery, owner of Secretariat, dies at age 95

DRF | 2 days ago
Penny Chenery, the beloved owner of Secretariat, died Saturday at her home in Colorado from a stroke at age 95, her family announced Sunday via her publicist. Read More...

Green Mask suffers career-ending injury during workout

DRF | 2 days ago
Green Mask, a top contender for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Del Mar this fall, suffered a fractured sesamoid in his left foreleg during a workout Sunday morning at Belmont Park. The injury will end his racing career. Read More...

Paradise Woods remains on target for fall campaign

DRF | 2 days ago
A seven-furlong work by Paradise Woods on Sunday morning at Santa Anita puts the 3-year-old filly on target for a fall campaign. The question is, will she run in a sprint, or a route? Read More...

First Shakin It Up colt brings $180,000 at Keeneland sale

Grade 1 winner Shakin It Up's first colt through the ring at the Keeneland September Yearling sale brought a winning bid of $180,000... Read More...