Thoroughbred News

Tonito M. captures Oklahoma Derby for ailing owner

DRF | 3 days ago
Tonito M. rallied four-wide on the final turn and ran down the leaders for a 2 3/4-quarter length win over Bay of Biscay in the 1 1/8-mile race that led a program of seven stakes worth $1 million Read More...

Ramseys Take Churchill September Meet Title

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Churchill Downs concluded its 12-day meeting Sept. 28 with ties for the jockey and trainer titles and Ken and Sarah Ramsey extending their record as leading owners. Read More...

Imperia Breaks Maiden in Belmont’s Pilgrim

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin took a shot with well-bred maiden Imperia in the $200,000 Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 28 at Belmont Park, and the colt now appears Breeders' Cup bound after uncoiling a big late charge. Read More...

‘Richard’ is Great at Gulfstream

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 6:29 PM ET 10th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)Opt Clm ($75k)     Winner: Richard the Great by Distorted Humor Richard The Great (c, 2, Distorted Humor) ru... Read More...

Tonito M. Gets Up in the Oklahoma Derby

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 6:18 PM ET 8th at RPX (Remington Park)GIII Oklahoma Derby ($400,000)     Winner: Tonito M. by Rock Hard Ten Tonito M. (Rock Hard Ten) puts in a late... Read More...

Forestry filly much the best at Remington

Fast N Fine Lookin ran her record to 3-for-4 with a win in the $50,000 Flashy Lady S. at Remington Park... Read More...

Mico Margarita annexes $150K Remington Sprint S.

Run Away and Hide’s multiple stakes winner Mico Margarita added to his impressive resume with a sharp score in the $150,000 Remington Park Sprint Cup... Read More...

Apprentice Juarez Hospitalized After Fall

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Apprentice jockey Nik Juarez was sent to the hospital Sept. 28 after being unseated by his mount Forward Momentum during eighth race at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Strut the Course tracks hot pace to blow by field in Classy ‘n Smart

DRF | 3 days ago
A razor-sharp Strut the Course ($4.40) came on strongly from off a hot pace to win the $125,400 Classy ’n Smart Stakes going away Sunday at Woodbine. Read More...

Lady Eli Draws Clear in Miss Grillo Tally

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Lady Eli blew past battling front-runners in the stretch and drew clear to victory in the $200,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 2-year-old fillies Sept. 28 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Bright Thought headed to Breeders’ Cup after G2 win

Hat Trick’s turf marathon specialist Bright Thought collared his second career Grade 2 victory Sunday at Santa Anita Park... Read More...

Imperia Rallies for Pilgrim Win

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 5:22 PM ET 9th at BLP (BELMONT PARK)GIII Pilgrim S. ($200,000)     Winner: Imperia by Medaglia d'Oro Imperia (c, 2, Medaglia d'Oro) charges late to ... Read More...

Espinoza Suspended for Awesome Again Ride

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Santa Anita Park stewards handed jockey Victor Espinoza a seven-day suspension Sept. 28 for his tactics in the handling of Sky Kingdom in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) the preceding day. Read More...

McLaughlin maiden Imperia takes Pilgrim

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin doesn’t run a maiden in a graded stakes race very often, but he thought there was plenty more to gain than to lose by running Imperia in Sunday’ Grade 3, $200,000 Pilgrim Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

After the Wire: Jockey Club Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Evan Hammonds recaps a plethora of graded stakes from the weekend. Learn how the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Awesome Again S., Zenyatta S., and FrontRunner S. will effect the Breeders' Cup. Read More...

Plain Ol’ Willard rallies to win Catlaunch

DRF | 3 days ago
Plain Ol' Williard came from way off the pace Sunday to win the $50,000 Catlaunch at ThistleDown. Read More...

Bayerd battles to first stakes win

Speightstown’s speedy 2-year-old colt Bayerd dueled through the entire six furlongs of the $75,000 Kip Deville S. to emerge victorious by one length... Read More...

NM-Bred Take The Spoon Man Breaks Track Record in Zoom Zoom Zoom Stakes

Take The Spoon Man, a New Mexico-bred 4-year-old gelding racing for Mario R. Dominguez and Christian A. Dominguez-Olivas, broke the 220-yard track record in Sunday’s Tecate Zoom Zoom Zoom Stakes at The Downs at Albuquerque. Read More...

Lady Eli gives Brown third straight Miss Grillo victory

DRF | 3 days ago
Chad Brown maintained his stranglehold on the Miss Grillo Stakes as Lady Eli led a 1-3/4-length finish for the trainer in the Grade 3 race for juvenile fillies on the turf at Belmont Park. Read More...

Speightstown Colt Runs To Favoritism in the Kip Deville

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 4:14 PM ET 4th at RPX (Remington Park)Kip Deville S. ($75K)     Winner: Bayerd by Speightstown Bayerd (Speightstown), second out grad at Saratoga, g... Read More...

Lady Eli Rallies for Miss Grillo Victory

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 4:12 PM ET 7th at BEL (Belmont Park)GIII Miss Grillo S. ($200,000)     Winner: Lady Eli by Divine Park Lady Eli (f, 2, Divine Park) rallies and kick... Read More...

Espinoza suspended seven days for Awesome Again ride

DRF | 3 days ago
Jockey Victor Espinoza was suspended seven days by Santa Anita stewards Sunday for causing interference aboard Sky Kingdom in Saturday’s Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes. Read More...

Tonalist finds a way in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1)

Tonalist earned his second victory of 2014 in a seven-figure race, overcoming a troubled trip and going from last to first to win the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1)... Read More...

Fed Biz, Sky Kingdom target stakes on Breeders’ Cup weekend

DRF | 3 days ago
Fed Biz and Sky Kingdom, who were second and last in the seven-runner Awesome Again Stakes, will start in stakes on Breeders’ Cup weekend. Read More...

Secret Circle works five furlongs toward Santa Anita Sprint Championship

DRF | 3 days ago
Secret Circle, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint last year, worked five furlongs in 59 seconds Sunday, preparing for Saturday’s $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship. Read More...

Red Mile: Father Patrick wins with ease; Cee Bee Yes sets world record

DRF | 3 days ago
Although the competition was far from elite, it was business as usual for Father Patrick in the first of two divisions of the Bluegrass series for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile. Earlier on the card Cee Bee Yes chased a fast pace and got up for a 1:50 2/5 win. Read More...

Punctuate looks strong out of debut win

DRF | 3 days ago
Punctuate will be a 2-year-old to follow after the well-bred colt won his debut in a maiden race over 6 1/2 furlongs Saturday. Read More...

Moulin de Mougin still pointed to Breeders’ Cup despite fall

DRF | 3 days ago
Moulin de Mougin will be trained toward the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 1 despite falling in Saturday’s Grade 1 Rodeo Drive Stakes. Read More...

An Emphatic First Winner for Musket Man

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 3:16 PM ET 2nd at BEL (Belmont Park)Msw ($60K)     Winner: Ostrolenka by Musket Man Ostrolenka (Musket Man) provides freshman sire (by Yonaguska) wi... Read More...

Trust In A Gust Prevails in Rupert Clarke

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trust In A Gust denied multiple group I winner Dissident victory by a flared nostril after a rousing stretch duel in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (Aus-I) Sept. 28 at Caulfield Read More...

Ostrolenka First Winner for Sire Musket Man

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Ostrolenka led gate to wire en route to a visually impressive 14 1/2-length romp Sept. 28 in the second race at Belmont Park and became the first winner for Louisiana stallion Musket Man. Read More...

Tonalist, Zivo Could Meet Again in BC Classic

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Tonalist and Zivo, first and second, respectively, in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), could meet up again in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), their trainers said the morning of Sept. 28. Read More...

No Fault of Mine Impresses on Debut

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 2:25 PM ET 1st at APX (Arlington Park)Msw ($31k)     Winner: No Fault of Mine by Blame No Fault of Mine (f, 2, Blame) wins impressively in her Arlin... Read More...

Who will ride Main Sequence in Breeders’ Cup Turf?

DRF | 3 days ago
In Main Sequence, trainer Graham Motion has a top-flight contender for the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf. Unfortunately, it appears as though he will need a new rider for his three-time Grade 1 winning colt. Read More...

Wicked Strong may take rest of year off

DRF | 3 days ago
Wicked Strong, who clipped heels with Moreno and unseated jockey Rajiv Maragh during the running of Saturday’s $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park, came out of the race in good order, but may not run again this year, according to trainer Jimmy Jerkens. Read More...

Tapit’s A Lot Earns Diploma Switching to Sod at Belmont

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 1:02 PM ET 1st at BEL (Belmont Park)Msw ($75K)     Winner: A Lot by Tapit Amerman Racing second timer A Lot (c, 2, Tapit) takes to turf to win well ... Read More...

Empoli Ends Long Drought in Preis von Europa

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Disqualified from his second in the 2013 edition of the Preis von Europa (Ger-I), Empoli won this year's race without controversy when he overhauled pacesetter Earl of Tinsdal in the shadow of the post at Cologne. Read More...

Jockey Maragh has Surgery for Broken Arm

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Jockey Rajiv Maragh underwent surgery the morning of Sept. 28 at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., to repair a broken right arm suffered when he was unseated during the Jockey Club Gold Cup a day earlier. Read More...

Sea The Stars Half to Ol’ Man River Graduates at Epsom

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 12:40 PM ET 6th at EPS (EPSOM)�6,000 Totetrifecta Pick The 1, 2, 3 Maiden S.     Winner: Too the Stars (Ire) by Sea the Stars (Ire) Finsceal Beo's daughter Too The Stars (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), a half to Ol' Man River (Ire), graduates at Epsom Read More...

Hobo Ridge faces tougher in allowance than he did winning stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Hobo Ridge collected a big payday when he galloped home 24 lengths in front of his lone opponent in a $60,000 stakes last month. The competition figures to be much stiffer when Hobo Ridge returns to turf for Tuesday’s $46,000 feature at Parx Racing. Read More...

Shared Belief will train more lightly towards Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 3 days ago
Shared Belief emerged in good condition from his eventful, winning journey in the Awesome Again Stakes on Saturday, but his trainer and co-owner, Jerry Hollendorfer, on Sunday morning at Santa Anita said the hard race would likely cause him to train Shared Belief differently than anticipated prior to his next start, the Breeders’ Cup Classic here on Nov. 1. Read More...

Tapit Colt Doubles Tally at Epsom

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 12:03 PM ET 2nd at EPS (EPSOM)�14,000 Toteplacepot Available on Arc Day Conditions S.     Winner: Christophermarlowe by Tapit Michael Tabor's Christopermarlowe (Tapit) remains unbeaten after tidy Epsom conditions score Read More...

Tonalist, Zivo likely to meet again in Breeders’ Cup Classic

DRF | 3 days ago
<p>ELMONT, N.Y. - Tonalist and Zivo, the first two finishers from Saturday&rsquo;s Grade 1, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup, will both be pointed to the $5 million Breeders&rsquo; Cup Classic, but will both do all their major preparations... Read More...

Facile Beresford Win For Montjeu’s Ol’ Man River

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 10:59 AM ET 4th at CGH (CURRAGH)G2 Juddmonte Beresford S.     Winner: Ol' Man River (Ire) by Montjeu (Ire) Susan Magnier's Ol' Man River (Ire) (Mont... Read More...

Hersh: Belmont pick four play for Sunday, Sept. 28

DRF | 3 days ago
The Miss Grillo and the Pilgrim comprise half the sequence, and I’m not really looking for upsets in either of those 2-year-old turf stakes. On a more expensive earlier version of this play, there were five “A” horses in race 10, a New York-bred older maiden special-weight sprint, and there’s little doubt one should aim for as much coverage as can be comfortably afforded in a tricky cashing leg. The cost outlined here is $50, but at just $6 per 50-cent increment, all A’s could be pushed more than once. Read More...

Blenheim Success For War Front’s The Great War

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 10:17 AM ET 3rd at CGH (CURRAGH)Listed Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital Blenheim S.     Winner: The Great War by War Front Tabor, Smith, Magnier and J... Read More...

King’s preview: Single 6 an appealing wager on closing day

DRF | 3 days ago
Closing day of the September meet is upon us, and that means mandatory payoffs in the traditional carryover wagers. In Churchill’s case, that is in the 20-cent-minimum Single 6 and the last-race $1 Super Hi Five. Read More...

Park Success For Fastnet Rock Filly

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 9:52 AM ET 2nd at CGH (CURRAGH)G3 C L & M F Weld Park S.     Winner: Qualify (Ire) by Fastnet Rock (Aus) Louis and Kate Ronan's Qualify (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) wins The Curragh's G3 C L & M F Weld Park S. Read More...

Papacoolpapacool struts to MdSpWt win

Already stakes-placed, Papacoolpapacool joined the ranks of winners by Temple City with a front-running, 2 ¾-length maiden special weight score... Read More...

Shared Belief Overcomes a Double-Team to Remain Undefeated

Michael Compton | 3 days ago
Despite losing ground on both turns, Shared Belief collared Fed Biz in the stretch and fought to an impresssive win in Saturday’s Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita. It would be difficult to imagine a wider trip for the odds-on favorite. With Victor Espinoza aboard the Bob Baffert-trained Sky Kingdom floating Mike Smith and Shared […](Read more...) Read More...