Thoroughbred News

Look for Firing Line’s return in San Diego Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Firing Line, second in the 2015 Kentucky Derby, is likely to make his 2016 debut in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar on July 20. Read More...

Drosselmeyer filly tallies first stakes victory

Find Joy found her best stride in the final furlong of Sunday's $50,000 Kent S. at Emerald Downs, powering past Brookys Star for a 1 1/4-length victory... Read More...

Silver Assault highlights Hollendorfer’s 6-win day

DRF | 3 days ago
A memorable six-win day for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer on Saturday included a debut victory from the promising 2-year-old Silver Assault. Read More...

Female 2015 champs work up for July races

DRF | 3 days ago
The 2015 female champions Beholder, Songbird, and Stellar Wind had workouts Sunday for races in July. Read More...

Lord Nelson ‘could take shot at Saratoga,’ trainer says

DRF | 3 days ago
Lord Nelson will remain a one-turn specialist this summer following his sharp win in Saturday’s $301,035 Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita. Read More...

Cloud Control clear winner of Spectacular Bid

DRF | 3 days ago
Cloud Control crossed the finish line in front for the first time while scoring his second straight victory on Sunday in the Spectacular Bid division of the New York Stallion Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

Brazilian Champ Juno Pointing to Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Richard Mandella would have run Team Valor International's Juno (Brz) on the Santa Anita Park turf in her first U.S. start if the Southern California track hadn't ripped up the grass course earlier in June. Read More...

Table Bay heads Group 3 trifecta for Australia

Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago
Table Bay became the 33rd juvenile stakeswinner for Redoute's Choice when he took out Saturday evening's Kenilworth Langerman H. G3 in South Africa... Read More...

Melatonin takes relaxed approach to 2016′s second half

DRF | 3 days ago
A day after his win in the $501,035 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, Melatonin had a quiet morning at trainer David Hofmans’ stable on Sunday. There was no reason to be in a hurry. Read More...

Minding Coasts Clear in Pretty Polly

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Coolmore and partners' dual English classic winner Minding ran down pacesetter Bocca Baciata and scored a easy win in the Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes (Ire-I) June 26 at the Curragh. Read More...

Buffalo: Track record effort by Smalltownthrowdown in New York Sire Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Smalltownthrowdown, driven by trainer Dan Daley, set a new track record for a 3-year-old colt trotter at Buffalo Raceway when he won the second of two New York Sire Stakes divisions in 1:56 2/5 on Sunday afternoon. The Royal Harry (Ake Svanstedt) won the other section in 1:59 4/5. Read More...

Sheer Drama On Fence for ‘Summit of Speed’

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Harold Queen's homebred Sheer Drama galloped at Gulfstream Park the morning of June 26, but remains on the fence for the $250,000 Princess Rooney Stakes (gr. II) July 2 at the Florida racetrack. Read More...

McCarthy Wins Jockey Title at Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trevor McCarthy rode three winners June 26, closing day of the Preakness (gr. I) meet at Pimlico Race Course, to earn his second consecutive jockey title in Maryland this year. Read More...

Gierkink: Woodbine horses to watch for week of June 27

DRF | 3 days ago
DRF handicapper Ron Gierkink provides a list of horses to watch at Woodbine. Read More...

Ireland: Minding easily captures Pretty Polly Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Minding won her third Group 1 race in the last two months with an easy victory in Sunday’s $279,375 Pretty Polly Stakes for fillies and mares at The Curragh in Ireland. Read More...

Melatonin Could Get Time Off After Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Tarabilla Farms' Melatonin, now three-for-three at Santa Anita Park in 2016 after his second grade I win of the year June 25 in the Gold Cup, came out of the 1 1/4-mile race in good order, according to trainer David Hofmans June 26. Read More...

Marialite Upsets Favorites at Hanshin

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
U. Carrot Farm's Marialite upstaged heavy favorite Duramente and became just the third female to capture the Japan Racing Association's spring all-star race, the Takarazuka Kinen (Jpn-I), June 26 at Hanshin Racecourse. Read More...

King: How I’ll play Belmont for Sunday, June 26

DRF | 3 days ago
DRF handicapper Byron King outlines his strategy for playing a pick three on Sunday's card at Belmont Park. Read More...

Night Racing Debuts at Albuquerque; Handle Up

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A switch to night racing helped produce large business gains for Albuquerque Downs Racetrack & Casino in New Mexico for the first program of its 2016 meet June 25. Read More...

Europeans Set for Belmont Derby, Oaks

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Thoroughbreds from Ireland, Great Britain, and France will be traveling to Belmont Park to face some of the top 3-year-old turf colts and fillies in the United States in the Belmont Derby (gr. IT) and the Belmont Oaks (gr. IT) July 9. Read More...

Pocono: Stage set for Franklin final with two world records

DRF | 4 days ago
The appetizer may be better than the main course of the Ben Franklin at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono after Always B Miki and Mel Mara put on a display in one of three eliminations, with Always B Miki scorching the oval in a career-best and world record-equalling 1:47 clocking. Read More...

Gabbay holds narrow lead in Santa Anita Gold Cup Betting Challenge

DRF | 4 days ago
Nisan Gabbay, 39, a longtime horseplayer from Del Mar, Calif., is in the lead after the first day of the Santa Anita Gold Cup Betting Challenge with a bankroll of $16,700.50. Read More...

Pocono: Dayson, Bar Hopping with late heroics in Beal eliminations

DRF | 4 days ago
Stretch drama was the order of the day in the pair of $25,000 Earl Beal Memorial eliminations for 3-year-old male trotters at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Dayson made up four lengths in the last sixteenth to win the first elimination, while Bar Hopping gave Southwind Frank only the second loss of his career in the other one. Read More...

Melatonin punches ticket to Breeders’ Cup Classic by winning Gold Cup

DRF | 4 days ago
Melatonin was 16-1 when he won the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap in March in his first stakes win. Melatonin won his second stakes in Saturday’s $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita as the 9-5 favorite. Read More...

Bronze Star wire-to-wire Oak Tree Handicap winner

DRF | 4 days ago
Bronze Star, the lone speed in the field with the scratch of stablemate Southern Freedom, led every step of the way as he captured his stakes debut Saturday in the $54,875 Oak Tree Handicap in the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Read More...

Pocono: Lynch eliminations go to Newborn Sassy, Pure Country

DRF | 4 days ago
Pure Country and driver Brett Miller proved that determination is key in major races as she ground down Blue Moon Stride in the final stride to capture the second of two eliminations for the James Lynch Memorial at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday night. Read More...

Melatonin Game in Gold Cup Victory

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Tarabilla Farms' Melatonin clinched his second grade I of the year June 25 in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita. Read More...

Identify Live Horses by Late Odds Changes

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Whether it's early or late, keeping an eye on the toteboard is surely a way to get the odds in your favor during a day at the racetrack. Read More...

Lord Nelson runs down Subtle Indian in Triple Bend

DRF | 4 days ago
Lord Nelson gave Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his first Grade 1 win of 2016 in Saturday’s $301,035 Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita. Read More...

Pocono: Control The Moment, Racing Hill prevail in Hempt eliminations

DRF | 4 days ago
Form from the North America Cup carried over to the two $25,000 Max C. Hempt Memorial eliminations on Saturday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono as Racing Hill and Control The Moment, who were second and third in the event last Saturday at Mohawk, were victorious. Read More...

Lord Nelson Lunges to Triple Bend Score

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson got up just in time to win the $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes (gr. I) June 25 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Isabella Sings Sails Home in Eatontown

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Siena Farm's homebred Isabella Sings went right for the lead out of the gate and never looked back in the $100,000 Eatontown Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 25, posting a three-length victory after showing the way at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Isabella Sings leads all the way in Eatontown

DRF | 4 days ago
Isabella Sings won her second stakes of the Monmouth Park meet on Saturday, leading her six rivals on a merry chase from beginning to end in the Grade 3 Eatontown. Read More...

Dugaboy Brown breezes in CTBA Derby

DRF | 4 days ago
Dugaboy Brown dominated the $40,272 CTBA Derby at Arapahoe Park on Saturday, when he darted to a 4 3/4-length win over Noble Artist. Read More...

Sarah Sis leads all the way in Chicago Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
The good Sarah Sis showed up Saturday at Arlington, leading all way as the 9/5-favorite in the Grade 3, $100,000 Chicago Handicap. Read More...

By the Moon draws clear in Bed o’ Roses

DRF | 4 days ago
By the Moon signaled she'll be a key player in the East Coast filly and mare sprint division this year with a decisive 1 3/4-length win in the Grade 3 Bed o' Roses at Belmont Park on Saturday. Read More...

Mo Tom Clear Winner in Ohio Derby

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
GMB Racing's Mo Tom finally got a clean trip and showed just how good he can be June 25 in the $500,000 Ohio Derby Stakes at JACK ThistleDown Racino. Read More...

Justalittlesmoke scores in Petro Memorial Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
Justalittlesmoke strengthened her status as the season’s top older Ohio-bred female with a three-quarter-length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 J. William Petro Memorial Handicap at Thistledown. Read More...

Mo Tom takes outside route to Ohio Derby victory

DRF | 4 days ago
This time, nothing was left to chance with Mo Tom. The victim of trips ranging from mild trouble in the Kentucky Derby to near disaster in the Louisiana Derby and the Risen Star, Mo Tom was kept outside and in the clear Saturday at Thistledown in the $500,000 Ohio Derby and scored a decisive victory, beating Adventist by three lengths. Read More...

Moment of Delight fires fresh in Boca Chica

DRF | 4 days ago
Moment of Delight, showing no ill effects from a five-month layoff, cruised to a convincing 5 1/4-length triumph over Winning for Sarah in Saturday’s $75,000 Boca Chica Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

By the Moon Edges Wavell Avenue at Belmont

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Under a patient ride by Jose Ortiz, grade I winner By the Moon found room in the two path in early stretch and muscled through rivals on her way to a clear victory in the $150,000 Bed o' Roses Handicap (gr. III) June 25 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Athena lands jackpot, but no one solves Single 6

DRF | 4 days ago
While Athena landed a jackpot victory in the $67,000 Roxelana Stakes for fillies and mares Saturday at Churchill Downs, no one else did, adding steam to the chase for the Single 6. Read More...

California Chrome Work – June 25, 2016

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
California Chrome works at Los Alamitos on June 25, 2016. Courtesy Los Alamitos Race Course. Read More...

Conquest Vivi dominates as favorite in Nandi

DRF | 4 days ago
The speedy Court Vision filly Conquest Vivi justified her favoritism with a dominating score in the $125,400 Nandi Stakes for Ontario-sired 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine on Saturday. Read More...

Un Autre First Winner for I’ll Have Another

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
I'll Have Another, a United States champion and classic winner who stands in Japan, gained his first winner June 25 when Un Autre won his debut at Tokyo Racecourse. Read More...

Sarah Sis Returns to Winning Ways in Chicago

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Sarah Sis returned to her winning ways June 25 with a gate-to-wire run in the $100,000 Chicago Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington International Racecourse. Read More...

Nyquist Logs Easy Afternoon Workout

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Doug O'Neill didn't want Reddam Racing's Nyquist to burn up the track June 25 in just his second work back following his run in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and the son of Uncle Mo gave his trainer just what he wanted. Read More...

Harzand holds off challenge to win Irish Derby

DRF | 4 days ago
Harzand, the Epsom Derby winner on June 4, became a dual derby winner Saturday at The Curragh when he turned back a stern challenge from Idaho and won the Group 1 Irish Derby. Read More...

Eyeplayeveryday, Debbie’s Tude give connections sweep of Maryland-bred stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Bill Komlo combined with owner-breeders Michael and Debbie Horning to score upsets in the co-featured $75,000 turf stakes for Maryland-breds on Saturday’s Maryland-Virginia Breeders Day program at Pimlico. Read More...

Nyquist workout moves him closer to July comeback

DRF | 4 days ago
Nyquist, the champion 2-year-old male of 2015 and winner of last month's Kentucky Derby, worked five furlongs in 1:02.07 prior to the first race at Santa Anita on Saturday, moving closer to a comeback in an undetermined race later this summer. Read More...