Thoroughbred News

Maryland Sire Lion Hearted Dies at 19

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Lion Hearted, perennially among Maryland's leading sires, died May 28 of an apparent heart attack at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md. He was 19. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from May 24 – May 27

DRF | 3 days ago
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from May 25 – May 27

DRF | 3 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Northfield, Harrington, Philly and others. Read More...

Top contenders draw outside in Intercontinental

DRF | 3 days ago
A field of 14 fillies and mares was entered Sunday forThursday’s $150,000 Intercontinental Stakes at Belmont Park. The race is scheduled for seven furlongs on turf and many of the top contenders drew the outside posts. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from May 26 – May 28

DRF | 3 days ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Mohawk: Monday 6/1 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 6/1 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Stephanie’s Kitten gets rabbit’s help for New York Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
The late-running Stephanie’s Kitten will have a little help in the form of a rabbit named Kitten’s Queen when she returns to Belmont Park in Friday’s Grade 2, $300,000 New York Stakes. Read More...

Pletcher Seeking Belmont Stakes ‘Three-peat’

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher, who has won the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) twice and finished second four times, has three opportunities to improve on that record in the June 6 renewal of the classic at Belmont Park. Read More...

Pletcher Seeking Third Belmont Stakes

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher, who has won the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) twice and finished second four times, has three opportunities to improve on that record in the June 6 renewal of the classic at Belmont Park. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 6/1 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Monday 6/1 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Stephanie’s Kitten Tops New York Field

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's multiple grade I winner Stephanie's Kitten returns in the June 5 New York Stakes (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park. The daughter of Kitten's Joy won Tampa Bay's Hillsborough Stakes (gr. III) last time out. Read More...

More Than a Party wins Open Mind with ease despite traffic trouble

DRF | 3 days ago
More Than a Party was bet down to 1-5 in the $57,600 Open Mind Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday so it was a shock when Paco Lopez had to snatch her up along the inside nearing the far turn of the six-furlong race for New Jersey-bred fillies and mares. Her momentary traffic troubles meant little, however, as she was so much the best in the field of six that once she recovered, she took the lead along the rail nearing the stretch and Lopez kept her in hand, sitting still as a statue the length of the stretch. Read More...

Duramente continues dominance with Japanese Derby triumph

DRF | 3 days ago
Duramente continued his domination of Japan’s 3-year-old division with his second classic win of the year in Sunday’s $3,351,865 Japanese Derby at Tokyo Racecourse. Read More...

Officials optimistic with meet set to open Tuesday

DRF | 3 days ago
Fort Erie Race Track will open its 118th season of live racing Tuesday with a strong nine-race card that attracted 87 entries. Post time is set for 4:15 p.m. Read More...

Lady Eli Rallies Late to Win Wonder Again

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
It took a while for Sheep Pond Partners' Lady Eli to find room in the $200,000 Wonder Again Stakes, but she did just in time to remain undefeated May 31 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Red Rifle May Fire in Belmont Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Twin Creeks Racing Stables' Red Rifle, a front-running type, will carry the field a long way in the June 5 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational Stakes at two miles on the Widener Turf Course. Read More...

Lady Eli battles through traffic to remain undefeated in Wonder Again

DRF | 3 days ago
The official margin of victory will show a half-length, but Lady Eli was several more lengths the best in Sunday’s $200,000 Wonder Again Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

Oliver’s Tale wins three-way photo in Siren Lure

DRF | 3 days ago
Two noses separated the first three finishers in Sunday’s $77,950 Siren Lure Stakes on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita, with Oliver’s Tale edging Holy Lute after a stretch-long duel. Read More...

Lady Eli Overcomes Crawling Pace to Remain Unbeaten

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 4:19 PM ET 6th at BEL (Belmont Park)Wonder Again S.     Winner: Lady Eli by Divine Park Lady Eli (Divine Park) overcomes a pedestrian pace in Belmont's Wo... Read More...

NM-Bred Mad About The Moon Wins Albuquerque’s Conquistador Stakes

Making his first start in six months, Mad About The Moon sprinted to a convincing 1 1/2-length victory in Sunday’s $55,000 Conquistador Stakes for 3-year-old Quarter Horses at The Downs at Albuquerque. Read More...

Desormeaux ‘Keen’ to Spoil Triple Crown Bid

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Kent Desormeaux is looking to spoil the Triple Crown bid of American Pharoah when he rides Donegal Racing's Keen Ice in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6. Read More...

Gliding Alone romps in off-the-turf Green Carpet

DRF | 3 days ago
Gliding Alone, stretching out to 1 1/16 miles after four consecutive sprints, was much the best in the $75,000 Green Carpet Stakes for Ohio-bred 3-year-olds Sunday at Belterra Park. Read More...

Terranova Trainee Successful in Belmont Debut

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 3:41 PM ET 5th at BEL (Belmont Park)Msw ($60k)     Winner: Draft Day by Kitten's Joy Draft Day (c, 3, Kitten's Joy) proves to be a top prospect in his suc... Read More...

Lucky J Lane set for stakes debut in Crystal Water

DRF | 3 days ago
Lucky J Lane can keep a weekend streak of stakes wins alive for trainer Richard Baltas when the 4-year-old makes his stakes debut in next Saturday’s $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes at Santa Anita. Read More...

Smart Strike Colt Runs to His Odds in Churchill Debut Score

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 3:33 PM ET 6th at CDX (Churchill Downs)Maiden Special Weight     Winner: Marine Landing by Smart Strike Gary and Mary West homebred Marine Landing (Smart ... Read More...

Well-Related English Channel Colt Wins In Ireland

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 3:25 PM ET 3rd at LIS (LISTOWEL)Mdn (?12k)     Winner: Sight Hound by English Channel Well-Related English Channel Colt Wins In Ireland Read More...

Wincze Hughes, Law Win Hirsch Writing Awards

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Alicia Wincze Hughes of the Lexington Herald-Leader and Tom Law of ST Publishing earned top honors in the New York Racing Association's sixth annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest. Read More...

Duramente Takes Japanese Derby in Record Time

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Sunday Racing's Japanese Guineas winner Duramente secured his second classic victory in style May 31, winning the Tokyo Yushun (Jpn-I, Japanese Derby) in stakes-record time. Read More...

Baffert On Hand for American Pharoah’s Gallop

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Zayat Stables' American Pharoah continued his preparation for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) by galloping 1 1/2 miles over the Churchill Downs main track May 31 with exercise rider Jorge Alvarez in the irons. Read More...

Searings part ways with trainer Sadler

DRF | 3 days ago
Owners Lee and Susan Searing and trainer John Sadler have parted company after a 17-year relationship, Lee Searing and John Sadler said Sunday. Read More...

Loiselle signs off after calling Galina Point’s win in Lady Angela

DRF | 3 days ago
“And that’s that” is how Woodbine’s longtime announcer, Dan Loiselle, wrapped up his final race call in Sunday’s $125,400 Lady Angela Stakes. Galina Point got up in time to prevail by a head over River Maid in the seven-furlong event, but all ears were on the retiring Loiselle, who decided not to use his patented phrase “picture time,” and just called the winner. Read More...

Si Sage recovering from bout of colic

DRF | 3 days ago
Si Sage, the winner of the Grade 3 Last Tycoon Stakes at Santa Anita on April 26, has been sidelined by a recent bout with colic that required hospitalization, trainer Darrell Vienna said on Sunday. Read More...

Catch a Flight much improved since coming to California

DRF | 3 days ago
Catch a Flight, the winner of Saturday’s $200,750 Californian Stakes for older horses, is a changed horse since his American career began last winter. Read More...

New Bay Flies to French Derby Win

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
With France's reigning champion jumps jockey Vincent Cheminaud aboard, New Bay stormed from far back to a clear win in the Prix du Jockey Club (Fr-I, French Derby) May 31 at Chantilly. Read More...

Belmont: Tale of Verve Seeking Classic Glory

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Dallas Stewart hopes to improve off a second place Preakness Stakes finish with the Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Clement Reflects on Tonalist’s Belmont Win

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
It's been a year since Tonalist won the Belmont Stakes, denying California Chrome a Triple Crown, and the son of Tapit will once again be running on the Belmont card. Read More...

Hollywood Park grandstand demolished

DRF | 3 days ago
Hollywood Park ceases to exist. Shortly after dawn on Sunday, the grandstand of the closed racetrack was demolished in a series of implosions, leveling the massive grandstands. The destruction was extensively covered by Los Angeles television stations. Read More...

Monsun’s Manatee Garners the Grand Prix de Chantilly

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 12:10 PM ET 6th at CHY (CHANTILLY)G2 Grand Prix de Chantilly     Winner: Manatee (GB) by Monsun (Ger) Godolphin's Manatee (GB) (Monsun {Ger}) toughs it ou... Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Baffert pleased with American Pharoah’s steady weight

DRF | 3 days ago
For a man on the verge of making racing history, now less than one week away from attempting to complete the Triple Crown on Saturday with American Pharoah in the Belmont Stakes, trainer Bob Baffert couldn’t have been more relaxed or in better spirits than he was Sunday morning at Churchill Downs. Read More...

New Bay powers home to victory in French Derby

DRF | 3 days ago
New Bay, making just his fourth career start and winning for only the second time, powered down the center of the Chantilly homestretch Sunday and won the Group 1 Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) by 1 1/2 lengths over Highland Reel. Read More...

Hollywood Park Grandstand Demolished

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The grandstand at Hollywood Park, vacant since the fall meet closed in December 2013, was imploded the morning of May 31, clearing the way for a proposed $2 billion football stadium, entertainment, and residential complex. Read More...

Harness: Magic Tonight wins the 2015 Elitloppet

DRF | 3 days ago
Magic Tonight took on all comers and refused to be defeated in the 2015 Elitloppet at Sovalla in Sweden on Sunday. The 6-year-old son of Andover Hall took home the race for the best trotters in the world in front of a crowd of 26,842. Read More...

Litfin: How I’d play Belmont on Sunday, May 31

DRF | 3 days ago
There are some shaky morning-line favorites early on the program, and I may be tempted to make some token plays against the likes of BRENDAN G in the opener and PRIMA STORM in the second race. Read More...

Invincible Spirit’s Impassable Prevails in the Sandringham

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 10:48 AM ET 5th at CHY (CHANTILLY)G2 Prix de Sandringham     Winner: Impassable (Ire) by Invincible Spirit (Ire) The Wertheimers' Impassable (Ire) (Invinc... Read More...

DRF Plus handicapping reports for Sunday, May 31

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...

Dubawi’s New Bay Takes the Jockey Club

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 10:08 AM ET 4th at CHY (CHANTILLY)G1 Prix du Jockey Club     Winner: New Bay (GB) by Dubawi (Ire) Khalid Abdullah's New Bay (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) on top in ... Read More...

Watchmaker: Sophomore turf specialists in spotlight over weekend

DRF | 3 days ago
Let’s talk 3-year-olds. No, not those 3-year-olds. Instead, let’s discuss for a moment a different group of 3-year-olds: this year’s crop of 3-year-old male turf specialists. Read More...

Sarah Sis returns to form in Panthers Stakes victory

DRF | 3 days ago
The heavily favored Sarah Sis ($3.20) made a pleasing return to form in Saturday night's $75,000 Panthers Stakes by leading every step of the way for a 1 3/4-length tally. Read More...

Bv Midnite Express wins first stakes in Heritage Place Quarter Horse Futurity

DRF | 3 days ago
Bv Midnite Express became a stakes winner Saturday night, when he led from start to finish in Remington Park’s richest race, the Grade 1, $1.2 million Heritage Place Quarter Horse Futurity. Bv Midnite Express won by a half-length over A Tres of Paint, while it was another three-quarters of a length back in third to the 4-5 favorite Regard With Respect. Read More...

Royaumont Success For Raven’s Pass’s Kataniya

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 8:53 AM ET 2nd at CHY (CHANTILLY)G3 Prix de Royaumont - RMC     Winner: Kataniya (Ire) by Raven's Pass His Highness The Aga Khan's Kataniya (Ire) (Raven's... Read More...