Thoroughbred News

Embarr wins Brookmeade for third time

DRF | 1 day ago
Embarr, a 6-year-old daughter of Royal Academy trained by Susan Cooney won the $60,000 Brookmeade Stakes for Virginia-bred or -sired fillies and mares for a third time Saturday at Laurel Park. She also won the 1 1/16-mile turf race in 2011 and 2012. Read More...

Mound wires Loyalty Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Mound wired the field of eight Ohio-accredited 2-year-olds in the $50,000 Loyalty at Belterra Park on Saturday. Read More...

Margano Edges Out PTHA President’s Cup Score

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Margano edged out a determined victory over Holiday Star in the the $200,000 PTHA President's Cup Stakes Sept. 13 at Parx Racing, earning his first victory of 2014 by a nose. Read More...

Trappe Shot 3/4 to Tapizar Brings $600,00 at KEESEP

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 4:00 PM ET KEESEP (Keeneland September Yearlings)hip 982     yearling C     Trappe Shot--Winning Call     600,000  Breeder: Oak Ridge Farm & Fred Allor (KY)  Consignor: Gainesway  Buyer: Juddmonte Farm Juddmonte outlasts Mark Casse for $600,000 Trappe Shot 3/4-bro to GISW Tapizar from Gainesway at KEESEP Read More...

Harlan’s Holiday Filly Chases Down Chalk in Natalma

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 3:51 PM ET 6th at WOX (Woodbine)GII Natalma S. (C$200k)     Winner: Conquest Harlanate by Harlan's Holiday Conquest Harlanate (f, 2, Harlan's Holi... Read More...

Tapit Filly Springs the Upset in Monmouth Debut

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 3:39 PM ET 6th at MTH (Monmouth Park)MSW ($36K)     Winner: West Coast Belle by Tapit West Coast Belle (Tapit) comes charging late to take down th... Read More...

Conquest Harlanate Takes Natalma, B.C. Slot

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Conquest Harlanate, tracking Isabella Sings into the stretch, eventually wore the persistent favorite down to win the $129,816 Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) for 2-year-old fillies on the Woodbine turf Sept. 13. Read More...

Campbell: How I’d play Woodbine on Sunday, Sept. 14

DRF | 1 day ago
Sunday’s card at Woodbine is headlined by the Grade 1, $1 million Woodbine Mile, but overall, it presents plenty of wagering opportunities for horseplayers with two guaranteed pick four pools and the Jackpot Hi 5 wager, which could have a significant carryover heading into Sunday. Read More...

Conquest Harlanate prevails in Natalma Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Conquest Harlanate punched her ticket to the Breeders’ Cup with a gutsy score over the favored Isabella Sings in Saturday’s Grade 2, $228,800 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Kingston Hill scores in St. Leger Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
English Derby runner-up Kingston Hill stormed home from the back of the field and won the Group 1 St. Leger Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths over Romsdal on Saturday at Doncaster in England. Read More...

The Grey Gatsby takes Irish Champion Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
The Grey Gatsby flew home under Ryan Moore to nail the heavily favored Australia on the wire in the Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes on Saturday at Leopardstown. Read More...

Calgary Cat wins stakes debut in Bold Venture

DRF | 1 day ago
Calgary Cat, a $25,000 claim by trainer Kevin Attard last November, notched his stakes debut Saturday at Woodbine in the Grade 3 Bold Venture. Read More...

Calgary Cat Rallies to Take Bold Venture

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Stephen Chesney and Cory Hoffman's Calgary Cat, a former claimer, exited allowance company in a big way with a strong victory in the $150,000 Bold Venture Stakes (Can-III) on Polytrack at Woodbine Sept. 13. Read More...

The Grey Gatsby Caps a Day of Days For Mastercraftsman in the Irish Champion

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 2:20 PM ET 7th at LEP (LEOPARDSTOWN)G1 QIPCO Irish Champion S.     Winner: The Grey Gatsby (Ire) by Mastercraftsman (Ire) Frank Gillespie's The Gr... Read More...

The Grey Gatsby Shocks Australia in Ireland

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Last entering the stretch, The Grey Gatsby unleashed a fierce rally and stunned dual Derby winner Australia in a last-gasp victory in the Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) Sept. 13 at Leopardstown. Read More...

Shamardal’s Bow Creek Takes the Boomerang Mile

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 1:57 PM ET 6th at LEP (LEOPARDSTOWN)G2 Clipper Boomerang Mile (Solonaway S.)     Winner: Bow Creek (Ire) by Shamardal Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed A... Read More...

First Winner for Oklahoma Sire Affirmatif

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
V B and Me became the first reported winner for Oklahoma sire Affirmatif when the 2-year-old romped by 5 3/4 lengths in his debut against maidens the evening of Sept. 12 at Remington Park. Read More...

Sportswriter Harlan Abbey Passes

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Harlan C. Abbey, who had a long career as a local sportswriter, newspaper editor, author and avid horseman, died Sept. 8 at his home in Clarence, N.Y. He was 84. Read More...

Delaware County Fair: Two eight-horse elims for Little Brown Jug

DRF | 1 day ago
A talented field of 16 sophomore colt pacers will go postward Thursday afternoon (September 18) looking to capture the 69th Little Brown Jug. The double octet will be divided into two $103,600 eliminations, with the first four finishers advancing to the $310,800 final. If a race-off would be necessary, the three horse event would go for $129,500. Read More...

Churchill attempting to sell Fair Grounds

DRF | 1 day ago
Churchill Downs Inc. is attempting to sell Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, a track it acquired out of bankruptcy in 2004. Read More...

V. E. Day, Wicked Strong Breeze for Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Travers (gr. I) winner V. E. Day worked seven furlongs in 1:28.30 at approximately 8 a.m., with TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial (gr. I) victor Wicked Strong going six furlongs in 1:15.93 at 9:45 a.m. Read More...

Matron Glory For Aussie Rules’ Fiesolana

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 1:16 PM ET 5th at LEP (LEOPARDSTOWN)G1 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron S.     Winner: Fiesolana (Ire) by Aussie Rules Flaxman Stables' Fiesolana (Ire... Read More...

Sweet Reason, Noble Moon work for Parx stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Sweet Reason, a winner of two Grade 1 races around one turn in her last two starts, prepared for her return to two-turn racing Saturday by working seven furlongs in 1:27.28 over the Belmont Park training track. Read More...

Report: CDI Looking to Sell Fair Grounds

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Churchill Downs Inc. is seeking to sell Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for up to $125 million, according to a Sept. 12 report by the New Orleans Advocate. Read More...

California Chrome in Final Work for PA Derby

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
In his final work before he resumes his racing career in the upcoming $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II), 2014 dual classic winner California Chrome drilled six furlongs handily in 1:13 4/5 the morning of Sept. 13. Read More...

High Chaparral’s Free Eagle Dominates At Leopardstown

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:40 PM ET 4th at LEP (LEOPARDSTOWN)G3 KPMG Enterprise S. (Kilternan S.)     Winner: Free Eagle (Ire) by High Chaparral (Ire) Moyglare Stud's Fre... Read More...

California Chrome goes six furlongs in final work before return

DRF | 1 day ago
Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome posted the final work of his comeback preparation Saturday morning at Los Alamitos – six furlongs in 1:13.80 as he readies for his return next Saturday in the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx. Read More...

Kingston Hill Convincing St. Leger Winner

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Roger Smith's Kingston Hill charged past runner-up Romsdal with a mighty late run and won the Ladbrokes St. Leger, the third jewel in England's Triple Crown, Sept. 13 at Doncaster. Read More...

Easy For Galileo’s John F Kennedy In Juvenile Turf

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:05 PM ET 2nd at LEP (LEOPARDSTOWN)G3 John Deere Juvenile Turf S.     Winner: John F Kennedy (Ire) by Galileo (Ire) Susan Magnier's John F Kenne... Read More...

Stablemates V.E. Day, Wicked Strong work toward Jockey Club Gold Cup

DRF | 1 day ago
Stablemates V.E. Day and Wicked Strong, separated by a nose in the Grade 1 Travers three weeks ago, put in stamina-building workouts Saturday morning for their rematch in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup on Sept. 27 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Eskendereya pairs up MSW winners

Freshman sire Eskendereya bagged two new winners on Friday, both colts in maiden special weight company... Read More...

Leger Glory For Mastercraftsman’s Kingston Hill

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 11:37 AM ET 4th at DON (DONCASTER)G1 Ladbrokes St Leger S.     Winner: Kingston Hill (GB) by Mastercraftsman (Ire) Paul Smith's Kingston Hill (GB)... Read More...

Litfin: Pick three play for Belmont for Saturday, Sept. 13

DRF | 1 day ago
It would be nice to play the pick five or either of Belmont’s two pick fours – especially the late pick four with a $300,000-guaranteed pool. But such thoughts are discouraged by the placement of 2-year-old maiden races filled with first-time starters in such a way as to make them totally blind items. Read More...

Goulding: Pick four play for Woodbine for Sunday, Sept. 14

DRF | 1 day ago
Going to take a stand on BATTLE FOR GOLD (No. 8). He was an impressive winner of his last two sprints on the main track last year and came back with a decent effort running over turf in his only start this year. JAGGER M (No. 13) is dropping and will appreciate the easier company. Read More...

Dark Angel’s Estidhkaar Wins the Champagne

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 9:38 AM ET 1st at DON (DONCASTER)G2 At The Races Champagne S.     Winner: Estidhkaar (Ire) by Dark Angel (Ire) Shadwell's Estidhkaar (Ire) (Dark A... Read More...

Black Caviar delivers filly by Exceed And Excel

DRF | 1 day ago
Unbeaten Australian champion Black Caviar delivered her first foal, a filly by Darley shuttle sire Exceed And Excel, on Saturday in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, Australia. Read More...

Sea the Moon Injured; Out of Arc

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 8:56 AM ET Sea the Moon (Ger) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) has been ruled out of the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe due to injury Read More...

Castletown takes HBPA Sprint Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Neck-and-neck with perennial leading trainer Mac Robertson for the Canterbury Park training title, Robertino Diodoro sent out Castletown on Friday night in the $40,000 HBPA Sprint Stakes. The Mercedes Stable homebred did not disappoint, leading from gate to wire, covering the six furlongs in 1:10.06, and keeping Diodoro two wins behind Robertson. Read More...

Cross Traffic retired, will stand at Spendthrift

DRF | 2 days ago
Cross Traffic, the winner of last year’s Grade 1 Whitney Invitational, has been retired and will stand his debut season at stud at B. Wayne Hughes’s Spendthrift Farm in 2015. His stud fee will be $15,000. Read More...

Hersh: How I’d play Belmont on Saturday, Sept. 13

DRF | 2 days ago
With seven of the 10 races carded for turf and the National Weather Service forecasting an 80 percent chance of rain sometime after noon, this Belmont card will turn on the weather. The forecast isn’t calling for heavy rain, and I’d guess even if rain does fall, the stakes, at least, are very likely to stay on turf. Read More...

Street Sense’s Hallowed Crown Takes the Golden Rose

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 7:06 AM ET 7th at RSH (ROSEHILL)G1 Golden Rose S. (A$1m)     Winner: Hallowed Crown by Street Sense Hallowed Crown hands Street Sense an Australia... Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 9:44 PM ET After giving buyers and consignors a little break in the action with its traditional dark day, the Keeneland... Read More...

Cross Traffic Retired to Spendthrift

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 9:00 PM ET Cross Traffic (Unbridled's Song) has been retired and will enter stud at Spendthrift Farm in 2015. Read More...

Scissor Kick brave runner-up in G1 Golden Rose

Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago
Arrowfield's colt Scissor Kick (by Redoute's Choice) fought out a magnificent Group 1 finish with Gooree Park's Hallowed Crown at Rosehill... Read More...

Cross Traffic to Stand at Spendthrift in 2015

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Cross Traffic, winner of the 2013 Whitney Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, has retired and will stand the 2015 breeding season at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY. Read More...

Six Stakes Make Rich Card at Delaware Park

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The 22nd Owners' Day Sept. 13 features a 12-race card worth more than $582,000. Read More...

Treve Returns From Injury in Prix Vermeille

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Star French mare Treve will try to get back her winning ways Sept. 14 in the Qatar Prix Vermeille (Fr-I), a prep for the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), at Longchamp. Read More...

Delaware County Fair: Jugette lures 22 fillies

DRF | 2 days ago
A field of 22 filly pacers will compete for the $298,100 Jugette on Wednesday, September 17 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Shifts March Sale to Gulfstream Park

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 5:17 PM ET The 2015 Fasig-Tipton March Sale will be held at Gulfstream Park, it was announced Friday. Read More...

Apprentice Ritvo Wins With First Laurel Mount

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Apprentice rider Michael Ritvo made a strong first impression Sept. 12 at Laurel Park when the 20-year-old guided Winter Lady to victory in the eighth race in his first Maryland mount. Read More...