Thoroughbred News

Lee’s Spirit returns for optional claimer

DRF | 3 days ago
Lee’s Spirit, an eight-time stakes winner, will make his first start in about two months in the fourth race Sunday at Louisiana Downs. Read More...

Disruption just getting started

DRF | 3 days ago
Disruption, full of himself following his strong effort in the Mt. Rainier Handicap last Sunday, will make his next start in the Grade 3 Longacres Mile, a buoyant Monique Snowden said Friday. Read More...

Natalie Victoria, Majestic River head Molly Pitcher lineup

DRF | 3 days ago
Natalie Victoria and Majestic River both have won back-to-back starts coming into the Grade 2, $200,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes on Sunday at Monmouth Park. Both have already won a stakes at the meet, stamping them as top contenders in the 1 1/16-mile race for fillies and mares. Read More...

LoPresti Unfazed by Slow Move from Wise Dan

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Breezing for the third time since returning to training after colic surgery, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan went an easy five furlongs in 1:03.72 over the Oklahoma turf course at Saratoga Race Course July 25. Read More...

Angie C. showcase for precocious fillies

DRF | 3 days ago
The first wave of maiden races for 2-year-old fillies are in the books at Emerald Downs, and on Sunday six of the early combatants will vie for tentative supremacy in the division when they compete in the $50,000 Angie C. Stakes at six furlongs. Read More...

Get Happy Mister looks to stay perfect at track with Mount Elbert Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Get Happy Mister will be making a rare start at two turns Sunday, when he attempts to extend his record over the Arapahoe Park surface to 8 for 8 in the $40,000 Mount Elbert Stakes. Read More...

Numbers stacked in Fincher’s favor in Rio Grande Senor Futurity

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Todd Fincher has five of the 10 entrants in the $154,318 Rio Grande Senor Thoroughbred Futurity, one of a number of New Mexico-bred stakes Sunday at Ruidoso Downs. 
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Single on 8-1 shot key to huge pick six hit

DRF | 3 days ago
The single winning ticket in Thursday’s pick six at Del Mar was purchased ontrack for $1,296 and singled Bench Light ($18) in the eighth race. Read More...

Closely matched trio face off again in California Dreamin’

DRF | 3 days ago
Unusual Heatwave edged Mega Heat and Ethnic Dance in the Crystal Water Stakes on turf at Santa Anita on June 8, with the three runners finishing within a length in the one-mile turf race. They meet again Sunday in the $150,000 California Dreamin' at Del Mar. Read More...

Shuvee a good fit for Flashy American

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Ken McPeek says that the older Flashy American gets, the better she gets. And based on that statement – and what happened last summer at Saratoga – Flashy American is the one to beat in Saturday’s $200,000 Shuvee Handicap at 1 1/8 miles at Saratoga. Read More...

Creque a hero back home in Virgin Islands

DRF | 3 days ago
Even though he is training for Frank Calabrese, one of the most influential horse owners in South Florida, Rasharn Creque is still flying under the radar – at least compared with all the attention his work as a trainer is getting back home in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Read More...

Hovdey: Old injury continues to take toll on Stevens

DRF | 3 days ago
After a remarkable 18-month comeback in which Gary Stevens returned to the pinnacle of his profession, the njury that forced his retirement from riding has come back to haunt him. Read More...

Little Alexis Set for Test After Bullet Move

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
After breezing a brilliant five furlongs July 25 at Gulfstream Park in :58.80, undefeated 3-year-old filly Little Alexis is headed to the $500,000 Test Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Starstruck tries for repeat in Matchmaker Stakes on Haskell undercard

DRF | 3 days ago
The Haskell Invitational undercard includes two Grade 3 turf stakes, the Oceanport at 1 1/16 miles and the Matchmaker, for fillies and mares, at 1 1/8 miles. Read More...

Raven’s Pass Filly Sets New Benchmark at Ascot

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 1:06 PM ET 1st at ASC (ASCOT)�10,000 John Guest EBF Stallions Maiden Fillies? S.     Winner: Malabar (GB) by Raven's Pass Jon & Julia Aisbitt's Malabar (GB) (Raven's Pass) sheds maiden tag and breaks Ascot track record Read More...

EquiLottery Touts Horsemen Group’s Support

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) on July 25 offered its support to the proponents behind the EquiLottery initiative, a new horse racing product that adds lottery money directly into handle. Read More...

Vyjack, Dads Caps work together for Vanderbilt

DRF | 3 days ago
Graded stakes winners Vyjack and Dads Caps, both trained by Rudy Rodriguez, worked five furlongs together in 59.03 seconds Friday morning over the Saratoga main track. Read More...

Fundraiser for aftercare organization ACTT Naturally

DRF | 3 days ago
ACTT Naturally, a non-profit facility whose mission is to help retired Thoroughbreds transition from racing to a second career, will hold a fundraiser at Oliva Vineyards in nearby Fort Edward, N.Y., on Tuesday. Read More...

Fortune Pearl gets work in over track for Alabama

DRF | 3 days ago
Fortune Pearl, winner of the Grade 2 Delaware Oaks in her last start, worked four furlongs in 48.13 seconds Friday morning over Saratoga’s main track, preparing for a start in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama Stakes here on Aug. 16. Read More...

Dance With Fate’s rider faces long recovery

DRF | 3 days ago
Exercise rider Joe Duran, who was unseated from Dance With Fate during a training accident on Thursday, faces a recovery of four to six months for fractured vertebrae and broken ribs. Read More...

Saratoga to Hold ‘Low Roller’ Tourney Monday

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Saratoga Race Course will host its first ever live-money tournament on Monday, July 28, when guests will be able to experience the thrill of tournament play for just $40. Read More...

California Chrome begins galloping toward September comeback

DRF | 3 days ago
A week after returning from a monthlong vacation, the star 3-year-old California Chrome began galloping at Los Alamitos on Friday in preparation for an expected comeback in September. Read More...

Vaccarezza sends Little Alexis north for Test Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Carlo Vaccarezza confirmed Little Alexis for the Grade 1 Test Stakes next weekend at Saratoga after the unbeaten filly breezed five furlongs Friday in a swift 58.80 seconds over her home track at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Read More...

Fiftyshadesofgold set for Test Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Fiftyshadesofgold worked four furlongs in 48.40 seconds Friday morning at Churchill Downs, her final breeze before running in the Grade 1, $500,000 Test Stakes here on Aug. 2. Read More...

G1 Coronation S. Third Euro Charline Gains First Black-Type Score

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 11:55 AM ET 4th at ASC (ASCOT)Listed Woodcote Stud EBF Stallions Valiant S.     Winner: Euro Charline (GB) by Myboycharlie (Ire) Team Valor's Euro Charli... Read More...

Pants On Fire returns to defend Cup title

DRF | 3 days ago
It was a fruitless journey to Japan for Pants On Fire and a long trail back to the races. Pants On Fire finally launches his comeback Sunday in the Grade 2, $200,000 Monmouth Cup on the Haskell Invitational undercard. Read More...

Wise Dan works with eye toward Fourstardave

DRF | 3 days ago
Wise Dan’s five-furlong move in 1:03.65 over the Oklahoma turf course Friday morning at sun-splashed Saratoga was another step toward a comeback for the two-time Horse of the Year. Read More...

Revamped March sale to kick off 2015 OBS juvenile sale season

DRF | 3 days ago
Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. will aim to follow up on the success of its recently-completed 2-year-old sale season in 2015, with a new schedule that includes an expansion of the March sale of 2-year-olds in training. Read More...

Goldencents, Big Macher clash in Bing Crosby

DRF | 3 days ago
Goldencents is established at the top level, with multiple Grade 1 wins. Big Macher is the new kid in town, a former maiden claimer who has developed into a graded stakes winner and is trying Grade 1 competition for the first time. Read More...

Needmore Flattery the clear class of Queen City Oaks

DRF | 3 days ago
The biggest stakes event to date at Belterra Park will take place Sunday with the running of the $75,000 Norm Barron Queen City Oaks. Read More...

Santa Anita raises purses for 10 stakes at fall meeting

DRF | 3 days ago
Santa Anita has raised the purses of 10 stakes run during its autumn meeting from Sept. 26 to Nov. 2, a season that includes the Breeders’ Cup races on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Read More...

Saratoga Babies for Saturday, July 26

DRF | 3 days ago
DRF handicapper Dan Illman takes a closer look at juveniles running at Saratoga. Read More...

Untapable favored to beat males in Haskell

DRF | 3 days ago
On Sunday at Monmouth Park, the Haskell Invitational has its star, the top 3-year-old filly in the land, Untapable, plus a salty supporting group that will make her earn the lion’s share of the $1 million purse. Read More...

Halo Dolly a vulnerable favorite in Luther Burbank

DRF | 3 days ago
Picking the winner of Sunday’s $50,000-added Luther Burbank Handicap at the Sonoma County Fair seems like a no-brainer. What’s not to like about Halo Dolly in the 1 1/16-mile race for fillies and mares on the turf? Read More...

Goldstryke Glory tries to stay unbeaten on turf in Royal North

DRF | 3 days ago
Goldstryke Glory will look to keep her unbeaten run on turf going and will also try to record her first graded stakes victory when she takes on a quick group of nine other fillies and mares in Sunday’s Grade 3 Royal North Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Next Year’s OBSC March to be Open Format

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The March sale of 2-year-olds in training will kick off the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2015 juvenile schedule with a new open-style format designed to expand selection. Read More...

TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
TimeformUS looks at the Jim Dandy and the Haskell. Read More...

New March format kicks off 2015 OBS Juvenile Sale Schedule

OBS Sales | 3 days ago
The March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training will kick off the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 two-year-old sale schedule on March 17 with a new open-style format designed to provide buyers with an expanded selection of horses and … Read More...

Messara New Manager at Arrowfield Stud

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Arrowfield has announced that trainer Paul Messara will take the position of manager at Arrowfield Stud in Neutral Bay, New South Wales, Australia beginning Aug. 1. Read More...

Paul Messara New Manager at Arrowfield Stud

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Paul Messara will take the position of manager at Arrowfield Stud in Scone, New South Wales, Australia beginning Aug. 1, it was announced July 25. Read More...

Daddy Does Best

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Scat Daddy is on quite a roll in Chile, having sired seven Chilean group winners (including two group I winners) since the beginning of 2014. Read More...

Hammersly: Del Mar pick three play for Friday, July 25

DRF | 3 days ago
The potential for Lady Asano to be your linchpin in race 5 gives you the opportunity to spread in surrounding races 4 and 6 for the chance for a nice payoff. Read More...

A Better Breeders’ Cup Board: Something Old, Something New

Change is good. But not too much change. I think the Breeders’ Cup Members got it just right in the runoff election earlier this week when Bill Farish of Lane’s End Farm was re-elected to a four-year... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

A Filly Is the Favorite at the Haskell

The filly Untapable is the 2-1 favorite for her first race against the colts, the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday at Monmouth Park. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:56 PM ET Morning line choice Untapable draws post 7 for Sunday's GI William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth... Read More...

New Manager at Arrowfield Stud

Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago
Arrowfield is pleased to announce that Paul Messara will take up the position of Manager at Arrowfield Stud from Friday 1 August... Read More...

Ageless May Have Ideal Set-Up in Royal North

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
With half the field likely to be gunning for the lead, the set-up seems ideal for the confirmed closing mare Ageless in the $150,000 Royal North Stakes (Can-IIIT) on the Woodbine turf July 27. Read More...

CARMA fundraiser brings in over $70,000 for retired racehorses

DRF | 4 days ago
The California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) raised more than $70,000 toward the care of retired racehorses in California at its seventh annual “CARMA Cares Charity Fundraiser” on July 19 at the Del Mar Hilton Hotel in San Diego, Calif. Read More...

Untapable Favored in Haskell Against Boys

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Fresh off a 9 1/4-length drubbing of her own division and undefeated in four starts for Winchell Thoroughbreds this year, Untapable seeks a challenge versus males July 27 in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I). Read More...

Bing Crosby Attracts Goldencents, Declassify

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Dual grade I winner Goldencents returns to Del Mar to face recent Triple Bend (gr. I) winner Declassify in the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) July 26, a race the Doug O'Neill trainee was second in last year. Read More...