Thoroughbred News

Lone Star Cancels Part of April 18 Race Card

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
For the second consecutive night, part of the night race card at Lone Star Park was canceled due to a line of thunderstorms that moved through the Dallas, Texas, area April 18. Read More...

I’m a Chatterbox Works Toward Kentucky Oaks

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) winner I'm a Chatterbox continued her preparations for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) with a five-furlong workout in 1:01 1/5 at Keeneland Race Course the morning of April 19. Read More...

Bejarano will ride Bolo in Kentucky Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
The first fallout from the injury to One Lucky Dane occurred on Sunday, when Keith Brackpool, a co-owner of Bolo, announced via Twitter that Rafael Bejarano would ride Bolo in the Kentucky Derby on May 2, the first of several jockey assignments that are expected to be made in the next 48 hours. Read More...

Kentucky Derby Clocker: American Pharoah among five to gallop

DRF | 2 days ago
Only five potential Kentucky Derby starters galloped here at Churchill Downs on a bleary Sunday morning which featured intermittent showers and a racetrack downgraded from fast to sloppy following the renovation break. Read More...

Bejarano to Ride Bolo in Kentucky Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Co-owner Keith Brackpool reports that Rafael Bejarano will ride Bolo in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) at Churchill Downs May 2. Read More...

DRF Bets GamePlan spot play – San Simeon Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
HOME RUN KITTEN (#2, ML 5-2) returns to what may be his best game – sprinting on this hillside course. Oh, he can route just fine as proven by those last 3 sharp efforts at a mile (2nd in a Grade 2, 3rd in a Grade 2, 3rd in a Grade 1) but he’s 2 for 3 on this hillside course and should get the right kind of hot pace to bolster his last run. Read More...

El Kabeir looks sharp working towards Kentucky Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
The multiple Grade 3 stakes-winning El Kabeir demonstrated his fitness and energy levels were very strong during a five-furlong work timed in 1:00.15 Sunday morning over Belmont Park’s main track. Read More...

Lady Shipman returns and wins Pimlico’s Stormy Blues Stakes

OBS Sales | 2 days ago
Ranlo Investments LLC’s Lady Shipman, idle since her track record performance in the OBS Sprint Stakes in January, took to the turf in her return to the races in Saturday’s five furlong $100,000 Stormy Blues Stakes at Pimlico. Taking over after a … Read More...

Shared Belief appears sound after pulling up in Charles Town Classic

DRF | 2 days ago
Shared Belief, pulled up by jockey Mike Smith in the early stages of Saturday’s Grade 2 Charles Town Classic, may have an issue in his right hind end but otherwise appeared sound, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said Sunday morning. Read More...

King: How I’d play Keeneland on Sunday, April 19

DRF | 2 days ago
As of this writing, the scheduled turf races at Keeneland remain on the grass despite steady rain this morning in Lexington. So bear in mind, my “How I’d play today” thoughts, being made late a.m. Sunday, are with the expectation those races will be run on a yielding grass course. Read More...

Positive ROI report: Wolfson successful switching from sprint to route

DRF | 2 days ago
Quiet Hour takes on a field of seven in Sunday's sixth race at Gulfstream Park, the one-mile Sand Dollar Stakes. Since Jan. 1, 2014, trainer Martin Wolfson is winning at a 31 percent clip when saddling a horse switching from sprint to route, for a return on investment of $4.73. Read More...

Key Race report: Arties Party Girl returns in maiden claimer

DRF | 2 days ago
Arties Party Girl (#6, ML 5-1) will return to action in Sunday's third race at Aqueduct, a 6 1/2-furlong maiden claimer. It will be her first start since a third-place finish by three lengths in a six-furlong race March 8 at Aqueduct. The first- and second-place finishers from that maiden claimer came back to win their next starts. Read More...

King Kamehameha’s Duramente Dominant in Japanese 2000 Guineas

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2015 8:40 AM ET 8th at NKY (NAKAYAMA)G1 Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) ($1.9m)     Winner: Duramente (Jpn) by King Kamehameha (Jpn) King Kamehameha's Du... Read More...

Golden Gate: Pablo Flores fractures thumb

DRF | 2 days ago
Jockey Pablo Flores sustained a small fracture in the tip of his left thumb when unseated by Monsajem Accrete prior to the first race Saturday at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Sixth stakes victory for Amorino

Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago
Snitzel's state-trotting son Amorino scored his sixth black type win for the Galante family in Saturday's MRC Anniversary Vase LR... Read More...

One Lucky Dane Won’t Run Derby

One Lucky Dane is out of the field for next month’s Kentucky Derby after injuring himself during a workout at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:34 PM ET Moreno (Ghostzapper) pulled off a shocker in the $1.5-million GII Charles Town Classic while 1-5 favorite Shared... Read More...

Yonkers: P H Supercam perfect heading into Levy final

DRF | 3 days ago
P H Supercam will look to repeat in the George Morton Levy Series Final. Read More...

Taketheodds gets up for first stakes win in Sugar Maple

DRF | 3 days ago
Despite racing wide on both turns of the $150,000 Sugar Maple Stakes, Taketheodds dug in through the stretch under jockey Mike Smith and was up by a neck to deny Flattering Bea a repeat victory in the seven-furlong race for fillies and mares. Read More...

Taketheodds scores in Sugar Maple

DRF | 3 days ago
Despite racing wide on both turns of the $150,000 Sugar Maple Stakes at Charles Town, Taketheodds dug in through the stretch under jockey Mike Smith and was up by a neck to deny Flattering Bea a repeat victory in the seven-furlong race for fillies and mares. Read More...

Queen of The Sand Rebounds in Santa Barbara

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Queen of The Sand rebounded from an eighth-place finish in the Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT) March 15 to claim her first graded victory in the $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIIT) April 18 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Moreno steals show in Charles Town Classic

DRF | 3 days ago
While Shared Belief was pulled up on the backstretch of the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic on Saturday with an apparent stifle injury, Moreno was storming home a two-length winner. Read More...

Bodhisattva Gets Classic Credential in Tesio

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Bodhisattva shook off a determined challenger with a powerful late surge and won the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes at April 18 Pimlico Race Course, possibly earning consideration for the Preakness (gr. I) next month. Read More...

Whiskey Ticket handles class rise in Illinois Derby

DRF | 3 days ago
Employing a stalking style while traveling for the first time and stepping up to a Grade 3, $400,000 race, Whiskey Ticket won again, showing heart to hold clear a late, wide rally from Conquest Curlinate in the Illinois Derby at Hawthorne. Read More...

Ghostzapper’s Whiskey Ticket Remains Perfect in Illinois Derby

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2015 7:04 PM ET 9th at HAW (Hawthorne)GIII Illinois Derby ($400K)     Winner: Whiskey Ticket by Ghostzapper Debut winner Whiskey Ticket (Ghostzapper) keeps... Read More...

Control Stake stalks to victory in Hilton Memorial

DRF | 3 days ago
Even-money favorite Control Stake somewhat surprisingly wasn't on the early lead in the $100,000 Robert Hilton Memorial Stakes at Charles Town on Saturday. Instead, he found himself in a stalking position in the seven-furlong race for 3-year-olds. Read More...

TaketheOdds, Russell Road Win at Charles Town

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Robert Manfuso's homebred Taketheodds, with Mike Smith aboard, ran down front-running Flattering Bea at the wire to capture the $150,000 Sugar Maple Stakes at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races April 18. Read More...

Queen of the Sand finishes fast to take Santa Barbara

DRF | 3 days ago
Queen of the Sand trailed pacesetter Fanticola by two lengths with a furlong remaining, but closed brilliantly to win the Grade 3 Santa Barbara Handicap by a nose Saturday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Hootenanny Successful in Season Debut

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Wesley Ward needed the April 18 season debut of Hootenanny to help gauge the 2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) winner's conditioning levels. It took just over a minute at Keeneland to find out good to go. Read More...

Moreno Wins CT Classic, Shared Belief Pulled Up

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2015 6:36 PM ET 12th at CTX (Charles Town)GII Charles Town Classic ($1.5 m     Winner: Moreno by Ghostzapper GI Whitney S. winner Moreno (Ghostzapper) wins... Read More...

Whiskey Ticket Wins IL Derby Like a Pro

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Whiskey Ticket came off the one and only start of his career -- a March 19 maiden special weight victory at first asking at Santa Anita -- and bravely held off Conquest Curlinate to win the $400,000 Illinois Derby (gr. III). Read More...

Beau Wizer Wins O.D. McDonald Handicap

A $15,000 claim in March, Beau Wizer paid immediate dividends for his new connections with his wire-to-wire victory in Saturday’s 7-furlong, $60,000 O.D. McDonald Handicap (R) for New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds at The Downs at Albuquerque. Read More...

Bodhisattva changes strategies to win Tesio

DRF | 3 days ago
The last time Trevor McCarthy rode Bodhisattva, he chased Bridgets Big Luvy all the way around the track and had to settle for second best in the Private Terms Stakes at Laurel Park. Read More...

DRF Plus handicapping reports for Sunday, April 19

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

Nellie Cashman, Talk Show Man score turf stakes victories by a nose

DRF | 3 days ago
Nearly two years have passed since Nellie Cashman came off a maiden victory at Penn National to upset the Grade 3 Virginia Oaks at 19-1. The now 5-year-old Nellie Cashman finally earned her second stakes win in Saturday's $100,000 Dahlia at Pimlico. Read More...

Unspurned Makes Grade in Whimsical

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Despite not having started since Nov. 8, Christine Hayden's Unspurned finished full of run to take the $146,287 Whimsical Stakes from Woodbine Race Course on April 18. Read More...

Shared Belief stumbles, pulled up, vanned off in Charles Town Classic

DRF | 3 days ago
Shared Belief stumbled at the start of the Charles Town Classic and then was pulled up on the backstretch, six furlongs from the start. Mike Smith dismounted and Shared Belief appeared to be standing on all four legs. He is being vanned off in the equine ambulance. More in a while. Read More...

Shared Belief Eased as Moreno Wins CT Classic

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Multiple grade I winner Shared Belief failed to finish April 18 in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II), eased by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith as Southern Stables' Moreno took the 1 1/8-mile test at Charles Town. Read More...

Yahilwa flashes new style to win Sixty Sails

DRF | 3 days ago
Yahilwa began her winning journey Saturday at Hawthorne in the Grade 3, $150,000 Sixty Sails Handicap by attempting a face plant into the loam. Read More...

Dramedy connects at 30-1 in Elkhorn Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Dramedy had never won a stakes race, and he was dueling with a fresh horse named My Afleet when far out front of their opposition Saturday in the Elkhorn Stakes at Keeneland. Despite those supposed handicaps, the 6-year-old Dramedy fought on, outlasting a pair of on-rushing favorites to pull a 30-1 upset in the 30th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Elkhorn Stakes. Read More...

Yahilwa Recovers to Win Sixty Sails Handicap

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A stumble out of the gate may have been a blessing in disguise for D. P. Racing's Yahilwa in the $150,000 Sixty Sails Handicap (gr. III) April 18 at Hawthorne Racecourse. Read More...

Dramedy Lights Up Elkhorn at 30-1

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The longest price on the board delivered a game performance at Keeneland April 18, 30-1 shot Dramedy putting pressure on frontrunner My Afleet all the way around and then just holding off the late charge of Dynamic Sky. Read More...

Papacoolpapacool stretches out to win La Puente

DRF | 3 days ago
Papacoolpapacool proved to be more than a miler when he extended his winning streak to three races in Saturday’s $79,750 La Puente Stakes on turf at Santa Anita. Read More...

Limehouse in it for the long haul in West Virginia

DRF | 3 days ago
Limehouse became West Virginia’s leading sire by progeny earnings the minute he became a resident at O’Sullivan Farms in Charles Town in preparation for the 2013 breeding season. Read More...

Russell Road rolls to victory in Confucius Say

DRF | 3 days ago
Russell Road broke running in the $50,000 Confucious Say Stakes and never was seriously challenged while making his first start since winning the $450,000 West Virginia Breeders' Classic last October. Read More...

Unspurned uses hot pace to win Whimsical

DRF | 3 days ago
Unspurned rallied powerfully from off a rapid pace to take the Grade 3, $179,100 Whimsical Stakes in her first start on Lasix at Woodbine Saturday. Read More...

Two Equal Fastest Furlong Time at OBS Show

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The marathon six-session under tack preview for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale concluded April 18 at Ocala Training Center with Hips 1,001-1,203 breezing for prospective buyers. Read More...

OBS April: Two match fastest furlong as breeze show concludes

DRF | 3 days ago
A Harlan’s Holiday filly and a Street Cry colt each worked a furlong in :9 4/5 seconds to tie for the fastest time overall during the sixth and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. spring 2-year-olds in training sale’s under-tack show on Saturday. Read More...

Vision Perfect earns hard-fought victory in Woodhaven

DRF | 3 days ago
When it became apparent that the inaugural $100,000 Woodhaven Stakes for 3-year-olds was going to come down to Made in Detroit and Vision Perfect, David Donk, the trainer of Vision Perfect, said he would have been content to finish second. Read More...

Papacoolpapacool continues streak in La Puente S.

Temple City got his first multiple stakes winner of 2015 on Saturday when Papacoolpapacool strolled to a 4 ¼-length victory in the $75,000 La Puente S... Read More...