Thoroughbred News

Free’s Santa Anita preview for Saturday, Sept. 27

DRF | 3 days ago
In addition to an early first post (12:30 p.m. Pacific) Saturday at Santa Anita, there is plenty to consider before attacking the 11-race card that has five Grade 1 races. Read More...

Temple City continues ascent on Freshman Sire list

Temple City’s 2-year-old colt Henry Jones gave his sire his fifth winner from his first crop Friday evening... Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 10:20 PM ET Super Saturday is here and we've got wall-to-wall in-depth previews�of all the day's action. Led by... Read More...

Home Run Kitten Goes Deep to Take Eddie D.

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Home Run Kitten went deep to nab favored Ambitious Brew by a nose in the $101,500 Eddie D. Stakes to conclude opening-day action of the autumn meet at Santa Anita Park with a 10-1 upset over the hillside turf course Sept. 26. Read More...

Indianapolis Picks Up Where He Left Off

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 8:06 PM ET 8th at SAX (Santa Anita)Alw/OC ($60K)     Winner: Indianapolis by Medaglia d'Oro Indianapolis (Medaglia d'Oro) remains unbeaten in Santa ... Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: All in the family for Owens pair

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Steve Owens has the opportunity to sweep both $125,000 Ontario-sired stakes here Saturday, with the speedy half-siblings Seffeara and Zazinga. Read More...

Home Run Kitten gets up by a nose in Eddie D

DRF | 3 days ago
In Friday’s $101,500 Eddie D Stakes at Santa Anita, Home Run Kitten closed well in the final furlong to catch 2-1 favorite Ambitious Brew in the final stride and win the Grade 3 race over about 6 1/2 furlongs on the hillside turf course. Read More...

Midshipman Colt Stays Unbeaten Going Long at Churchill

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 7:05 PM ET 9th at CDX (Churchill Downs)Alw ($39k)     Winner: Big Big Easy by Midshipman Big Big Easy (c, 2, Midshipman) kicks away nicely in the la... Read More...

Giant’s Causeway Colt Runs to the Money

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 6:38 PM ET 8th at CDX (Churchill Downs)Msw ($37K)     Winner: Tough Customer by Giant's Causeway Well-backed firster Tough Customer (Giant's Causewa... Read More...

Hersh: How I’d play Belmont on Saturday, Sept. 27

DRF | 4 days ago
DRF handicapper Marcus Hersh analyzes Saturday's card at Belmont Park. Read More...

Gross, Average Decline at Louisiana Sale

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A Yankee Gentleman colt from the family of grade I winner Wicked Strong brought the highest price of $100,000 at the Sept. 23 Breeders Sales Co. of Louisiana yearling sale, which saw declines in gross and average. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: Biggest day of fall meet

DRF | 4 days ago
It’s the biggest day of Belmont’s fall meet, with six graded stakes worth $3.4 million on tap, comprised of the Kelso Handicap, the Beldame, and an all-Grade 1 pick four with a $500,000 guaranteed pool on the Flower Bowl, Vosburgh, Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, and Jockey Club Gold Cup. Read More...

Haskin: Bombs Away in the JC Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Micromanage is one horse who has the bottom, and plenty of it, and is not going to get tired. Read More...

Unbridled’s Song Colt Cruises Second Out

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 4:16 PM ET 7th at BEL (Belmont Park)Msw ($75K)     Winner: Liam's Map by Unbridled's Song Liam's Map (Unbridled's Song--Miss Macy Sue) airs second o... Read More...

Buffering Shocks Lankan Rupee in Moir Stakes

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Buffering was too strong for Lankan Rupee, the world's top-rated sprinter, Sept. 23 as he led nearly every step at Moonee Valley and denied that opponent victory by a short head in the City Jeep Moir Stakes (Aus-I). Read More...

Belleofthebeach risks streak vs. older in Chaves County

DRF | 4 days ago
Belleofthebeach will be stepping outside the confines of the 3-year-old ranks for the first time Monday, when she attempts to win her fifth straight race in the $55,000 Chaves County at Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M. Read More...

Sparkman: Sire finds ‘Roman’ glory

DRF | 4 days ago
Fusaichi Pegasus’s best American son, Roman Ruler, came closest to earning the early juvenile championship that might have validated Fusaichi Pegasus’s syndication price. He also has been by far his sire’s best son at stud, highlighted by the victory of Artemis Agrotera in the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom Handicap on Sept. 20. Read More...

Delgado finds success in U.S.

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Gustavo Delgado’s first venture into racing in the United States certainly has been an unequivocal success. With less than two weeks to go in the meet, Delgado sits atop the standings, with Kirk Ziadie and David Fawkes as his two closest pursuers. Read More...

Private Prospect targets Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

DRF | 4 days ago
Private Prospect, who won his first three starts before finishing second by a nose in the Arlington-Washington Futurity, is an intended runner in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, trainer Mike Campbell said. Read More...

Obviously, Tom’s Tribute will train up to Breeders’ Cup Mile

DRF | 4 days ago
Two of California’s leading turf milers – Obviously and Tom’s Tribute – will pass the $200,000 City of Hope Mile on Oct. 4 and be trained to the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile, their trainers said on Friday. Read More...

Trackattacker may be stalking Prime Engine in Gottstein Futurity

DRF | 4 days ago
While fireworks have been in short supply this summer at Emerald Downs, the meeting will come to a dramatic close Sunday when unbeaten 2-year-olds Trackattacker and Prime Engine square off the $65,000 Gottstein Futurity at 1 1/16 miles. Read More...

Ol’ Man River brings big reputation to Beresford

DRF | 4 days ago
Ol’ Man River, a hyped Aidan O’Brien-trained 2-year-old, tries stakes competition for the first time on Sunday at the Curragh in the Group 2 Beresford Stakes. Read More...

Street Cry Filly Earns Black-Type At Newmarket

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 2:45 PM ET 1st at NKT (NEWMARKET)Listed Nayef Rosemary S.     Winner: Etaab by Street Cry (Ire) Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Etaab (Street ... Read More...

Son of Medaglia d’Oro Pulls off Belmont Shocker

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 2:42 PM ET 4th at BEL (Belmont Park)Msw ($75K)     Winner: Energy Spirit by Medaglia d'Oro Pletcher firster Energy Spirit (Medaglia d'Oro--Wild Spir... Read More...

Cavorting, Condo Commando will go head to head in Frizette

DRF | 4 days ago
A matchup between undefeated graded stakes winners Cavorting and Condo Commando is expected to take place in next Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Frizette Stakes for juvenile fillies at Belmont Park. Read More...

Saratoga Heater returning to trainer Stall

DRF | 4 days ago
Saratoga Heater, who won the Bertram F. Bongard Stakes by four lengths last Sunday at Belmont Park for Lisa Lewis, is headed back to trainer Al Stall, with whom she began her career at Saratoga. Read More...

America targets first stakes win in Remington Park Oaks

DRF | 4 days ago
After a series of throw-downs with some of the nation’s top 3-year-old fillies, the Bobby Flay homebred America lands in a more palatable spot Sunday in the $200,000 Remington Park Oaks. But enough with the culinary puns tied to her breeder-owner, who happens to be a renowned chef. Read More...

Carson’s Start is Markle’s best shot in two stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Dan Markle will send out leading contender Carson’s Start in the $50,000 Cahill Road Stakes, and follow a race later with Old Fashioned Grit in the $65,000 Gottstein Futurity on Sunday at Emerald Downs. Read More...

McPeek leaning toward Champagne for maiden winner The Truth Or Else

DRF | 4 days ago
Though The Truth Or Else had made the first three starts of his career on the turf, trainer Ken McPeek always viewed him as a dirt horse. Read More...

The Pizza Man will ship early for Canadian International

DRF | 4 days ago
In late August, Rich Papiese, the principal of Midwest Thoroughbreds, had tentative plans to send two homebreds, The Pizza Man and Work All Week, to Breeders’ Cup races, but a trip to the Breeders’ Cup is all but out for The Pizza Man, and Work All Week will make his next start Oct. 4 in the Phoenix at Keeneland. Read More...

Hardest Core Rested, Prepping for BC Turf

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Hardest Core will train up to the race off his driving victory at Arlington on Aug. 16 and enter 11 weeks fresh for trainer Eddie Graham. The Million victory garnered him 'Win and You're In' status for the Breeders' Cup Turf. Read More...

Wildcat Red goes for more glory in Oklahoma Derby

DRF | 4 days ago
Wildcat Red’s memorable 3-year-old season is winding down, but he still has battles to fight. Read More...

Little Alexis returns home to prep for BC Filly and Mare Sprint

DRF | 4 days ago
Little Alexis, who finished a wide-running fourth in the Grade 1 Cotillion, has returned to her South Florida home at Gulfstream Park, where she’ll begin preparations for her next start, which is set to come in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. Read More...

Jockeys escape serious injury

DRF | 4 days ago
Four jockeys were fortunate to escape serious injury on an eventful closing-day program Wednesday at Kentucky Downs. Read More...

Kentucky Downs Seeks Seven Race Days for 2015

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Kentucky Downs, which just wrapped up its 2014 meet with record pari-mutuel handle and average field size in excess of 10 horses per race, will request two additional racing days for September 2015. Read More...

Mid-Atlantic Breeder Ramona Barney Dies

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Longtime Mid-Atlantic-based horsewoman Ramona Barney died Sept. 22 at the age of 86. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, New Jersey trainer Ed Barney. Read More...

Sirius Bids for Second Group I Win in Germany

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
With a breakthrough group I win two starts back, Sirius aims to add another in the Preis von Europa (Ger-I) Sept. 28 at Cologne. Read More...

Rider Kubinova to Receive Emerald Downs Award

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Jockey Eliska Kubinova and trainers Alan Bozell and Doris Harwood will receive special awards when Emerald Downs completes its 19th season of Thoroughbred racing over the Sept. 27-28 weekend. Read More...

Lope de Vega First Timer Impresses At Newmarket

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 1:08 PM ET 6th at NKT (NEWMARKET)Derrinstown EBF Stallions Maiden S.     Winner: Consort (Ire) by Lope de Vega (Ire) Highclere Thoroughbred Racing's... Read More...

Richie Sambora to Sing National Athem at Cup

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Legendary guitarist Richie Sambora will sing and perform the national anthem for the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1 as part of a charity effort for City of Hope. Read More...

Speightstown’s Fannaan Prevails in Haydock Bow

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 12:47 PM ET 4th at HAY (HAYDOCK PARK)�4,500 EBF Vale UK Maiden (C&G) S.     Winner: Fannaan by Speightstown Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Fannaan (Speightstown) debuts in style at Haydock Read More...

Tiggy Wiggy One to Beat in Cheveley Park

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Group II winners Tiggy Wiggy and Anthem Alexander, each vying for a group I breakthrough, square off for the third time Sept. 27 in the Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket. Read More...

TimeformUS: The Jockey Club Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
TimeformUS Plays for Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park. Read More...

Notnowcato’s Custom Cut Clinches the Joel

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 10:40 AM ET 4th at NMT (NEWMARKET)G2 Shadwell Joel S.     Winner: Custom Cut (Ire) by Notnowcato (GB) Gary Douglas and Pat Breslin's Custom Cut (Ire... Read More...

Shamardal’s Lucida Annexes the Rockfel

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 10:00 AM ET 3rd at NMT (NEWMARKET)G2 Shadwell Rockfel S.     Winner: Lucida (Ire) by Shamardal Godolpin's Lucida (Ire) (Shamardal) wins Newmarket's ... Read More...

Galileo Half to Dutch Art Prevails in Haydock Unveiling

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 9:41 AM ET 2nd at HAY (HAYDOCK PARK)�4,500 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Vale UK Maiden Fillies' S.     Winner: Lap of Luxury (Ire) by Galileo (Ire) Michael Tabor's Lap of Luxury (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a half to Dutch Art (GB) (Medicean {GB}), wins Haydock debut Read More...

Less Than Perfect, Bourbon Cowboy one-two in Dixon Memorial at Presque Isle

OBS Sales | 4 days ago
Clyde D. Rice’s Less Than Perfect dueled for the lead from the start of Thursday’s $100,200 Fitz Dixon, Jr. Memorial Juvenile Stakes at Presque Isle Downs, took charge at the top of the stretch and drew away to a 2-1/4 length victory … Read More...

Game On Dude to Parade at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Game On Dude, who was retired from racing Sept. 18 as the only three-time Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner, will be paraded between the sixth and seventh races Saturday, Sept. 27 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Red Mile: Takter’s trotters in full force Sunday afternoon

DRF | 4 days ago
Top three-year-old trotters from trainer Jimmy Takter highlight the Bluegrass action at The Red Mile. Read More...

Galileo Blueblood Opens With a Saint-Cloud Debut Score

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 9:16 AM ET 3rd at SCD (SAINT-CLOUD)?25,000 Prix Chapeau Rouge (Maiden)     Winner: Grey Lion (Ire) by Galileo (Ire) Gestut Ammerland's Grey Lion (Ir... Read More...