Thoroughbred News

Pocono: Wiggle It Jiggleit dominates on Sun Stakes finals night

DRF | 3 days ago
Wiggle It Jiggleit stole the show on Sun Stakes night at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday. He won the $500,000 Hempt final on a night when Pinkman, Luck Be Withyou and Bettor Be Steppin also won major stakes. Read More...

Alliseeisgold Wires Cleveland Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Alliseeisgold led gate to wire to capture the $75,000 Daniel Stearns Cleveland Gold Cup for Ohio-bred 3-year-olds July 4 at ThistleDown. Read More...

Gimme Da Lute Holds On in Los Alamitos Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trying two turns for the first time proved perilous for Fox Hill Farms' Kentuckian, as Gimme Da Lute stalked and held off oncoming Prospect Park by a nose to win the $350,000 Los Alamitos Derby July 4. Read More...

No Positives in June 2015 Economic Indicators

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
U.S. Thoroughbred racing's economic indicators for June 2015, released July 4 by Equibase Co., showed declines in the five key areas of wagering, purses, race days, races, and starts, compared with the same month in 2014. Read More...

U.S. Pari-Mutuel Handle Down Slightly in June

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
United States Thoroughbred racing's economic indicators for June 2015, released July 4 by Equibase Co., showed declines in pari-mutuel handle, purses, race days, races, and starts compared with the same month in 2014. Read More...

Gimme Da Lute Springs Los Al Derby Surprise

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2015 9:00 PM ET 8th at LA (Los Alamitos)GII Los Alamitos Derby ($350k)     Winner: Gimme Da Lute by Midnight Lute Gimme Da Lute (Midnight Lute) outlasts Pro... Read More...

Stays in Vegas wins career debut in Gonzalez Memorial

DRF | 3 days ago
First-time starter Stays in Vegas did not break alertly and was squeezed back to last in the early going, but when she got in gear she proved superior to five rivals, capturing the $58,255 Juan Gonzalez Memorial by six lengths on Saturday at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet at the Alameda County Fair. Read More...

Gimme Da Lute’s nose hits wire first in Los Alamitos Derby

DRF | 3 days ago
Gimme Da Lute held his advantage to win the Grade 2 Los Alamitos Derby at 1 1/8 miles by a nose over a fast-closing Prospect Park. Kentuckian could only manage third as the 2-5 favorite. Read More...

Wildwood Kantharos controls pace in Purple Violet

DRF | 3 days ago
Wildwood Kantharos made an easy lead under Chris Emigh and never was threatened, beating Lovely Island by 1 1/2 lengths in the one-mile Purple Violet Stakes for Illinois-bred 3-year-olds at Arlington. Read More...

Manhattan Rain matches stride with his sire

Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago
As Manhattan Rain approaches the end of his second season with runners, it's enlightening to look at how his sire Encosta De Lago was travelling at the same stage... Read More...

Private Zone All the Way in Belmont Sprint

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Private Zone aced the $400,000 Belmont Sprint Championship (gr. III) July 4 at Belmont Park, sprinting gate to wire in an easy 3 1/4-length triumph. Read More...

Diabolical Dame delivers as favorite in Foutz Distaff

DRF | 3 days ago
Diabolical Dame darted to a 2 1/2-length win over Back Seat Roll on Saturday in the $45,000 Russell and Helen Foutz Distaff Handicap at SunRay Park in Farmington, N.M Read More...

Lady Eli dominates Oaks with huge late kick

DRF | 3 days ago
Lady Eli was the best horse among the 14 3-year-old fillies entered to run in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational, and trainer Chad Brown thought all she needed was a clear trip to prove it. Read More...

Private Zone uncatchable in Belmont Sprint Championship

DRF | 3 days ago
Private Zone overpowered his four rivals in the $400,000 Belmont Sprint Championship on Saturday, going right to the front and winning by 3 1/4 lengths under his regular rider Martin Pedroza. Read More...

Lady Eli Imperious in the Belmont Oaks

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2015 6:09 PM ET 10th at BEL (Belmont Park)GI Belmont Oaks Inv. ($1m)     Winner: Lady Eli by Divine Park Lady Eli (Divine Park) records an ultra-impressive ... Read More...

Effinex narrowly beats Tonalist in Suburban

DRF | 3 days ago
In a thrilling edition of the Grade 2 Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park on Saturday, Effinex defeated 2-5 favorite Tonalist by a head following a ferocious stretch duel that also included the front-running Coach Inge. Read More...

Kharafa bursts through narrow gap to win Elkhorn

DRF | 3 days ago
Kharafa, with nowhere to run in midstretch, came between horses under Paco Lopez to score by a head in the Elkhorn Stakes on Saturday at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Silvano Offspring Dominate in Durban July

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The progeny of 2001 Arlington Million (gr. I) winner Silvano dominated the finish of the 2015 Vodacom Durban July (SAf-I) July 4 at Greyville. Read More...

Lady Eli Sparkles in Belmont Oaks

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Lady Eli preserved her perfect record and dazzled in the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational (gr. IT) July 4, collecting the second grade I stakes score of her career in dominant fashion at Belmont Park. Read More...

Force the Pass pulls away in Belmont Derby

DRF | 3 days ago
Though he had won the Grade 3 Penn Mile by only a head, it was the way Force the Pass did it that convinced owner Richard Santulli that his 3-year-old could get 1 1/4 miles. Santulli’s confidence was rewarded as Force the Pass, making a move to the lead under Joel Rosario at the three-eighths pole, kept on going and galloped to a 3 3/4-length victory over European shipper Canndal in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational at Belmont Park. It was 2 1/2 lengths farther back to Startup Nation, who nosed out Closing Bell for third. Read More...

Force the Pass Races Clear in the Belmont Derby

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2015 4:51 PM ET 8th at BEL (Belmont Park)GI Belmont Derby Inv. ($1.25m)     Winner: Force the Pass by Speightstown Force the Pass (Speightstown) gets throug... Read More...

Effinex Outlasts Tonalist at Wire in Suburban

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Tri-Bone Stables' Effinex went eye-to-eye with two-time grade I winner Tonalist in the stretch and won the $500,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) by a head bob July 4 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Calgary Cat bounces back with Achievement victory

DRF | 3 days ago
Reigning Canadian champion male sprinter Calgary Cat made amends for a rare poor showing May 17 in the Grade 3 Vigil Stakes by capturing Saturday’s $150,000 Achievement Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

DRF Plus handicapping reports for Sunday, July 5

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...

Coffee Clique Proves Best in James Penny

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Amerman Racing's grade I winner Coffee Clique relaxed just off the pace before motoring to the lead in the final sixteenth and winning $200,000 Dr. James Penny Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT) July 4 at Parx Racing. Read More...

Speightster wins Dwyer Stakes; Texas Red second

DRF | 3 days ago
It isn’t often when the winners and losers of a Grade 2, $500,000 stakes are equally happy. But that seemed to be the case following Saturday’s Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park, where Speightster remained undefeated by beating Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red by 2 1/2 lengths. Read More...

Speightster Remains Perfect in the Dwyer

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2015 4:07 PM ET 7th at BEL (Belmont Park)GIII Dwyer S. ($500k)     Winner: Speightster by Speightstown TDN Rising Star Speightster (Speightstown) outlasts T... Read More...

Coffee Clique becomes millionaire in Penny Memorial Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Class relief and a road trip to suburban Philadelphia enabled multiple graded stakes winner Coffee Clique to snap a three-race losing streak in Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Dr. James Penny Memorial Handicap at Parx Racing. Her $120,000 share of the purse enabled Coffee Clique to surpass the $1 million milestone in earnings with $1,041,488. Read More...

Force the Pass Brilliant in Belmont Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Richard Santulli's Force the Pass delivered a career-best performance July 4 in the $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational (gr. IT) at Belmont Park, making a powerful rail-skimming move heading into the far turn. Read More...

Irish Jasper grabs third straight stakes in Victory Ride

DRF | 3 days ago
Irish Jasper scored her third consecutive stakes win in the Grade 3 Victory Ride Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday and now will be pointed to the Grade 1 Test at Saratoga by trainer Derek Ryan. Read More...

Alliseeisgold handles longer distance in Cleveland Gold Cup

DRF | 3 days ago
Alliseeisgold, after a pair of dominating performances in six-furlong sprints, easily handled the transition to 1 1/8 miles to capture Saturday’s 48th running of the $75,000 Cleveland Gold Cup for Ohio-bred 3-year-olds at ThistleDown. Read More...

Speightster Still Undefeated With Dwyer Win

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
WinStar Farm's homebred Speightster stayed unbeaten in style July 4, besting Longines Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Texas Red in the $500,000 Dwyer Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park. Read More...

Irish Jasper Continues Progress in Victory Ride

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2015 3:29 PM ET 6th at BEL (Belmont Park)GIII Victory Ride S. ($150k)     Winner: Irish Jasper by First Defence Derek Ryan's Irish Jasper (First Defence) sw... Read More...

Hold for More delivers in Victor S. Myers Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
The heavily favored Hold for More ($2.60) dominated his three 3-year-old Minnesota-bred rivals in Saturday's $60,000 Victor S. Myers Stakes. Read More...

Irish Jasper Draws Away in Victory Ride

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Derek Ryan's Irish Jasper continued a three-race win streak and earned her second grade III in a row July 4, closing with a wide rally and drawing away in the $150,000 Victory Ride Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park. Read More...

Peck: Monmouth pick four play for Sunday, July 5

DRF | 3 days ago
A very nice card on United Nations Day at Monmouth, with the better races on the back end. Here's a look at the late pick four. Read More...

King: How I’d play Gulfstream on Sunday, July 5

DRF | 3 days ago
It is not hyperbole to say Sunday’s races at Gulfstream Park are collectively the best since Florida Derby Day at the track in late March. The 12-race card offers nine stakes, three of which are graded. Read More...

Front-Running Golden Horn Rolls in Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I) victor Golden Horn stayed undefeated July 4 when pulling away to a dominant front-running victory in the Coral Eclipse (Eng-I) at Sandown. Read More...

ThistleDown jockey Luis Gonzalez wins 3,000th race

DRF | 3 days ago
Luis Antonio Gonzalez gave a rail-skimming ride to off-the-pace runner Tough as Steel to earn his 3,000th career victory as a jockey in Saturday's second race at ThistleDown. Read More...

Trainer Desormeaux in New York State of Mind

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Keith Desormeaux will have bigger plans in mind when he saddles Texas Red in the $500,000 Dwyer Stakes (gr. III) July 4 at Belmont Park, as the conditioner plans to keep a string at Saratoga for the first time this summer. Read More...

Golden Horn stays perfect with Coral-Eclipse win

DRF | 3 days ago
Golden Horn kept his perfect record intact and beat older horses in his first try, shrugging off a stern challenge from The Grey Gatsby to win the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes on Saturday at Sandown Park in England. Read More...

Handle on U.S. races down slightly in June

DRF | 3 days ago
There was less money wagered on U.S. races in June and fewer races run than in June 2014, but the average handle per race increased, according to figures released by Equibase on Saturday. Read More...

Goulding: Woodbine pick four for Sunday, July 5

DRF | 3 days ago
The early pick four at Woodbine on Sunday is guaranteed to have $150,000 in the pool, and I am going to build a ticket around (7) BELIVEAU in the first leg of the sequence. Read More...

Palace Malice among big-name workers Saturday

DRF | 3 days ago
Palace Malice, the 2013 Belmont Stakes winner, returned to the work tab for the first time in nearly two months Saturday, breezing a half-mile in 49.76 seconds over the main track. Read More...

Now It’s The Eclipse For Golden Horn

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2015 11:08 AM ET 5th at SNP (SANDOWN PARK)G1 Coral-Eclipse     Winner: Golden Horn (GB) by Cape Cross (Ire) Anthony Oppenheimer's Golden Horn (GB) (Cape Cro... Read More...

Silvano’s Power King Wins the Durban July

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2015 10:50 AM ET 7th at GRV (GREYVILLE)G1 Durban July (R3.5m)     Winner: Power King (SAf) by Silvano (Ger) King Brings Home Silvano Trifecta in Durban July Read More...

DRF Plus handicapping reports for Saturday, July 4

DRF | 4 days ago
Download DRF Plus handicapping reports for Saturday's races, including DRF Bets GamePlan, the Positive ROI Report, and Key Race Report. Read More...

Aaron’s Belt, A P Is Loose get stakes wins

DRF | 4 days ago
Aaron's Belt, who was 10th of 11 fillies and mares as they turned for home in the $60,000 Princess Elaine on Friday night at Canterbury Park, made a spirited rally under jockey Eddie Martin Jr. and nabbed defending champ Dear Fay for a three-quarter-length tally. Read More...

Comeflywithanangel wins Larkspur Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
Michigan’s reigning Horse of the Year, Comeflywithanangel, once again proved her mettle in the state, rallying from six wide to win the $20,000 Larkspur Handicap on Friday night at Hazel Park Raceway. Read More...

10th stakes performer for Manhattan Rain

Arrowfield Stud | 4 days ago
Manhattan Rain's 3YO sprinting daughter Wild Rain added a Group placing to her record with a bold run at Caulfield on Saturday... Read More...