Thoroughbred News

Beholder spikes fever, to miss Breeders’ Cup

Two-time champion Beholder will not be able to defend her title in the Oct. 31 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) after spiking a fever Sunday morning at Santa Anita... Read More...

Beholder spikes fever, to miss Breeders’ Cup

Two-time champion Beholder will not be able to defend her title in the Oct. 31 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) after spiking a fever Sunday morning at Santa Anita... Read More...

Hersh: Santa Anita Pick Four Play for Sunday, October 19

DRF | 3 days ago
Santa Anita Pick Four play by Marcus Hersh for Sunday, October 19. Read More...

Deep Impact’s Shonan Pandora Takes the Shuka Sho

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:23 AM ET 8th at KYT (KYOTO)G1 Shuka Sho (US$1.6m)     Winner: Shonan Pandora (Jpn) by Deep Impact (Jpn) Deep Impact's Shonan Pandora Takes the Shuk... Read More...

King’s preview: Longshot possibility in Dowager

DRF | 3 days ago
Nothing in the individual past performances hint of weakness in favorites CAROLINE THOMAS (#13, 9-2) and WHITE ROSE (#14, 5-1) in Sunday’s Dowager Stakes at Keeneland. But having drawn posts 13 and 14, respectively, with a short run to the first of three turns in the 1 1/2-mile race, wide trips for both could leave them vulnerable. Read More...

Monsun Colt Strikes in the Conseil de Paris

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:01 AM ET 5th at LCP (LONGCHAMP)G2 Prix du Conseil de Paris     Winner: Manatee (GB) by Monsun (Ger) Godolphin's Manatee (GB) (Monsun {Ger}) wins Lo... Read More...

Another Lope de Vega Rep Impresses

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 9:18 AM ET 1st at NAS (NAAS)Tifrums EBF (C&G) Maiden     Winner: Endless Drama (Ire) by Lope de Vega (Ire) Annette O'Callaghan's Endless Drama (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) registers an impressive debut success at Naas Read More...

Rail Link Colt Two-For-Two in the Conde

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 8:52 AM ET 3rd at LCP (LONGCHAMP)G3 Prix de Conde     Winner: Epicuris (GB) by Rail Link (GB) Khalid Abdullah's Epicuris (GB) (Rail Link {GB}) remains... Read More...

Aga Khan Newcomer Prevails at Longchamp

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 8:07 AM ET 1st at LCP (LONGCHAMP)?25,000 Prix de la Chapelle (Maiden)     Winner: Vedouma (Fr) by Dalakhani (Ire) His Highness The Aga Khan's Vedouma ... Read More...

Magna Breeze caps homecoming with first stakes win in Texas Hall of Fame

DRF | 3 days ago
Magna Breeze returned to his homestate of Texas on Saturday night and became a stakes winner when he held off Fly the Red Eye by a neck in the $50,000 Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame Stakes. Read More...

Managing and Preventing Transport-Associated Fever

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
From trips across the state to flights around the world, today's horses are regular globetrotters. And while most horses arrive at their destinations happy and healthy, some will arrive with some unwelcome baggage: a fever and possibly even clinical disease. Read More...

Manhattan Rain moves up Second Season Sires’ list

Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago
Strong performances by Crafty, Light Up Manhattan & Manhattan Avenue have shot Manhattan Avenue into second spot on the Second Season Sires' list... Read More...

Russell Road Grabs Third WV Breeders’ Classic

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Mark Russell's popular 8-year-old gelding Russell Road, who hadn't won since May, turned the tables on heavy favorite Lucy's Bob Boy to win the West Virginia Breeders' Classic Oct. 18 for the third time in his career. Read More...

Russell Road Nabs Third WV Breeders’ Classic

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Mark Russell's popular 8-year-old gelding Russell Road, who hadn't won since May, turned the tables on heavy favorite Lucy's Bob Boy to win the West Virginia Breeders' Classic Oct. 18 for the third time in his career. Read More...

Russell Road rallies to win third West Virginia Breeders’ Classic

DRF | 3 days ago
Lucy’s Bob Boy, sent off at 1-2, took a clear lead into the stretch, but Russell Road kept coming under Jose Montano and wore down his rival to win the West Virginia Breeders' Classic for a record third time. Read More...

Demonstative captures Grand National steeplechase

DRF | 3 days ago
Demonstrative solidified his status as the leading candidate for an Eclipse Award as champion steeplechase horse by winning the nation’s richest race for jumpers Saturday, the Grade 1, $250,000 Grand National at Far Hills, N.J. Read More...

Yonkers: Nuncio a convincing Trot elimination winner

DRF | 3 days ago
Horseplayers couldn’t bet on him, but Nuncio and driver John Campbell didn’t mind cruising to victory in the first of two $40,000 eliminations for the $500,000 Yonkers Trot (Oct. 25). Gural Hanover was the other elim winner while Luck Be Withyou won his Messenger elimination. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, October 18, 2014 9:54 PM ET Archie Bunker was nowhere to be found, but it was all in the family in Saturday's G1 QIPCO British Champion... Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Some surprises in colt elims

DRF | 3 days ago
As often is the case with young horses, you never know what you are going to get. When Woodbine hosted eliminations for the Governor’s Cup and Valley Victory for 2-year-old pacers and trotters respectively, longshot bettors were mostly in paradise. Read More...

A prompt first winner for Beneteau

Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago
The clue to Beneteau's first winner was there from the beginning, when a mare called Prompt delivered him on 3 August 2012... Read More...

Hoosier: Freaky Feet Pete, Always B Miki shine in Super Finals

DRF | 3 days ago
These aren’t your Indiana-bred Standardbreds from years ago. That was evident after watching some huge miles from Freaky Feet Pete and Always A Virgin as part of an octet of $200,000-plus Super Finals at Hoosier Park on Saturday Night. Read More...

Hoosier: Freaky Feet Pete, Always B Miki shine in Super Finals

DRF | 3 days ago
These aren’t your Indiana-bred Standardbreds from years ago. That was evident after watching some huge miles from Freaky Feet Pete and Always A Virgin as part of an octet of $200,000-plus Super Finals at Hoosier Park on Saturday Night. Read More...

Storm Power takes opening-day Bienvenidos

DRF | 3 days ago
Storm Power, who had been knocking heads with some toughies in Southern California, found the change of scenery to his liking as he finished strongly, capturing Saturday’s $35,000 Bienvenidos Stakes, the opening-day event for the Turf Paradise meet. Read More...

Storm Power takes opening-day Bienvenidos

DRF | 3 days ago
Storm Power, who had been knocking heads with some toughies in Southern California, found the change of scenery to his liking as he finished strongly, capturing Saturday’s $35,000 Bienvenidos Stakes, the opening-day event for the Turf Paradise meet. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton The October Sale Preview

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Ian Tapp previews the Fasig-Tipton October Sale, including comments from Mark Taylor and Boyd Browning about October yearlings. Read More...

Luscious Lonna scores in Miss America Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Luscious Lonna scored her third turf stakes victory at Golden Gate Fields, racing to the lead early and then hanging on gamely late to capture the $65,480 Miss America Stakes on Saturday. Read More...

Luscious Lonna scores in Miss America Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Luscious Lonna scored her third turf stakes victory at Golden Gate Fields, racing to the lead early and then hanging on gamely late to capture the $65,480 Miss America Stakes on Saturday. Read More...

Levitt finishes atop All-In contest standings

DRF | 3 days ago
In Saturday’s All-In contest at NHCQualify.com, where all picks had to be in before post time of the first race, five players won their way in to the National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas. Read More...

Levitt finishes atop All-In contest standings

DRF | 3 days ago
In Saturday’s All-In contest at NHCQualify.com, where all picks had to be in before post time of the first race, five players won their way in to the National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas. Read More...

Demonstrative Takes Far Hills’ Grand National

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Demonstrative took a big step toward the 2014 Eclipse Award as the nation's outstanding steeplechase horse when he easily captured the $250,000 Grand National Oct. 18 at Far Hills, N.J., for his third straight grade I win. Read More...

Lane’s End Acquires Interest in Tonalist

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, October 18, 2014 6:28 PM ET Lane's End has acquired an interest in GI Belmont S. and Jockey Club Gold Cup hero, TDN Rising Star Tonalist (Tapit) Read More...

Lane’s End Acquires Interest in Tonalist

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Lane's End Farm has purchased an interest in Robert S. Evans' two-time grade I-winning 3-year-old Tonalist. Read More...

Classic: How Weak Are the Older Horses?

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Let's face it, the older horse division that at one time looked like a sure thing to dominate the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has pretty much fallen apart. Could a horse like Zivo jump up and beat the 3-year-olds? Read More...

BC Classic: How Weak Are the Older Horses?

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Let's face it, the older horse division that at one time looked like a sure thing to dominate the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has pretty much fallen apart. Could a horse like Zivo jump up and beat the 3-year-olds? Read More...

Eighttofasttocatch never looks back in winning Maryland Million Classic

DRF | 3 days ago
Eighttofasttocatch was sent to an open lead by Forest Boyce in the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic and never looked back, outclassing his rivals by 4 1/2 lengths in the 1 1/8-mile race. Read More...

Talk Show Host Nabs Ben’s Cat in Million Turf

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Popular Ben's Cat won the battle but lost the war when Talk Show Man caught the favorite in the final strides of the $126,250 Maryland Million Turf Oct. 19 at Laurel Park. Read More...

Lane’s End purchases interest in classic winner Tonalist

DRF | 3 days ago
Lane’s End has purchased an interest in classic winner Tonalist, and the 3-year-old will presumably stand at the Versailles, Ky., farm upon the conclusion of his racing career. Read More...

Taris Demolishes Them in Raven Run

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Saturday, October 18, 2014 5:38 PM ET 9th at KEE (Keeneland)GII Lexus Raven Run S. ($250K)     Winner: Taris by Flatter 'TDN Rising Star' Taris (Flatter) takes GII Lexus Raven... Read More...

European Shippers Look Strong in Canada

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Canadian International (gr. I) and E.P. Taylor Stakes (gr. I) at Woodbine. Read More...

Moonlight Song fires fresh in Hudson Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Several months’ worth of frustration evaporated in a little more than 75 seconds Saturday at Belmont Park when Moonlight Song went gate to wire to win the $150,000 Hudson Handicap, the eighth and final stakes on Empire Showcase Day at Belmont Park. Read More...

Spendthrift releases 2015 fees

DRF | 3 days ago
Spendthrift Farm has released the 2015 advertised fees for its 26-horse stallion roster based at farms across North America. Flagship stallion Malibu Moon is once again Spendthrift’s highest-priced offering, standing at the operation’s Lexington, Ky. farm for $95,000. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: Veterans drop down for sprint

DRF | 3 days ago
The Sunday card kicks off with a “dropdown derby” of sorts, with eight veteran sprinters going six furlongs in the first $10,000 claimer at the fall meet. Needless to say, everyone is taking a drop – even Ten Items Or Less, who is back from Finger Lakes after getting through two restricted claiming conditions for $15,000. Read More...

No one can catch Taris in Raven Run

DRF | 3 days ago
Speed had sputtered all day at Keeneland, but no one told that to a filly named Taris, who absolutely cruised to victory in gate-to-wire Saturday in the Grade 2, $250,000 Raven Run Stakes. Read More...

Effinex Pulls Upset of Empire Classic

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Effinex pulled the upset Oct. 18 in the $300,000 Empire Classic, reeling in pacesetter So Lonesome to score at odds of 17-1 on Empire Showcase Day, the card for New York-breds at Belmont Park. Read More...

Effinex Pulls Upset in Rich Empire Classic

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Effinex pulled the upset Oct. 18 in the $300,000 Empire Classic, reeling in pacesetter So Lonesome to score at odds of 17-1 on Empire Showcase Day, the card for New York-breds at Belmont Park. Read More...

Boozer gets things his own way to win California Flag

DRF | 3 days ago
Boozer had an easy journey to win his first stakes Saturday in the $98,000 California Flag Handicap at Santa Anita. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from Oct. 11 – Oct. 15

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

Kharafa upsets familiar foes in Mohawk Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Going off at virtually the same price as last year when he ran next to last, Kharafa turned the tables and posted a mild upset over familiar foes Lubash and the even-money choice King Kreesa in Saturday’s 36th running of the $200,000 Mohawk Stakes. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 10/20 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 10/20 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

British jockey suspeded for whip use at Ascot

DRF | 3 days ago
Top British jockey James Doyle was suspended seven days and fined approximately $16,000 for excessive use of the whip at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday, a penalty that will prevent him from riding in Breeders’ Cup races at Santa Anita on Nov. 1, and the Melbourne Cup in Australia on Nov. 4. Read More...