Thoroughbred News

Ostrolenka cruises to victory in Mike Lee

DRF | 3 days ago
Ostrolenka continued his winning ways, registering a decisive two-length victory over the late-running Good Luck Gus in Monday’s $125,000 Mike Lee Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

Top-Quality Catalog for JRHA Select Sale

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
There are 244 yearlings and 241 weanlings cataloged for the Japan Racing Horse Association July select sale, set for July 13-14 at Northern Horse Park near New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido. Read More...

Dinerman New Emerald Downs Announcer

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Emerald Downs announced May 25 that 22-year-old Matt Dinerman has been hired as track announcer through the remainder of the 2015 season. Read More...

Bright Town cruises in First Lady H.

Bright Town sauntered to an easy 4 ½-length victory in Monday’s $50,000 First Lady H., the second stakes victory in the career of the 5-year-old daughter of Speightstown... Read More...

Richard Mulhall, trainer and racing manager, dies at 76

DRF | 3 days ago
Richard Mulhall, a trainer who gained prominence in the late 1990s and early 2000s as a racing manager for The Thoroughbred Corp., died at his home in Monrovia, Calif. on Monday. Read More...

Filly First Winner for Twirling Candy

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Queen of Silence scored a tenacious neck victory in her career debut May 25 in the second race at Gulfstream Park, fighting off rivals late and becoming the first winner for Twirling Candy. Read More...

Empire Dreams appropriate winner of Commentator

DRF | 3 days ago
Perhaps it makes sense that when Big Apple Showcase Day is held at Belmont Park on Memorial Day, a horse named Empire Dreams, an offspring of the stallion Patriot Act, wins the day’s most prestigious event. Read More...

Invading Humor rides rail to Mount Vernon win

DRF | 3 days ago
Invading Humor slipped up the rail under a perfectly judged ride by Rajiv Maragh to best defending champion Mah Jong Maddnes by two lengths in Monday’s $125,000 Mount Vernon Stakes, the first of six stakes races on New York Showcase Day at Belmont Park. Read More...

Twirling Candy Gets First Winner at Gulfstream

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Monday, May 25, 2015 1:57 PM ET 2nd at GPX (Gulfstream Park)Maiden Special Weight     Winner: Queen of Silence by Twirling Candy Queen of Silence gives sire Twirling Candy his... Read More...

Unbeaten Karpino Romps in German Guineas

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Pearl Bloodstock's unbeaten Karpino overwhelmed nine overmatched rivals May 25 at Cologne in capturing the Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen (Ger-II, German Two Thousand Guineas) and stamped his ticket to the German Derby (Ger-I). Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 5/27 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 5/27 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Californians flying in for Penn Mile

DRF | 3 days ago
Ocho Ocho Ocho and Papacoolpapacool are en route from Southern California to Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pa., today. Both 3-year-olds will be entered Wednesday for the Grade 3, $500,000 Penn Mile next Saturday. Read More...

Hushion spends weekend at the barn

DRF | 4 days ago
As fellow trainer Linda Rice said Monday morning, Mike Hushion was “a sight for sore eyes” at Belmont Park over the weekend. Read More...

Clement hits $100 million in earnings

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Christophe Clement over the weekend became the 15th trainer in North America to surpass the $100 million mark in purse earnings. Read More...

Untapable buckles down for work

DRF | 4 days ago
When Untapable worked at Belmont Park on May 18, trainer Steve Asmussen felt she was distracted. On Monday, when Untapable worked again for the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps, she was all business. Read More...

American Pharoah ‘Went Great’ in Slop at CD

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah continued his training for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) by galloping 1 1/4 miles on a sloppy Churchill Downs main track May 25. Read More...

Gulfstream Starter Bonus Tied to Field Size

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Gulfstream Park will offer horsemen a $250 starter bonus tied to field size beginning July 1. Read More...

Gulfstream offers participation bonus to trainers

DRF | 4 days ago
Gulfstream Park has announced new incentives designed to lure more horses and horsemen to south Florida for the summer. Read More...

Record Average at MM Weanling Sale

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Average price reached an auction record Aus$60,000 (US$46,958) on the final day of the Magic Millions National weanling sale May 25, when a Snitzel filly was purchased for a session-topping $310,000 ($242,620). Read More...

Cape Cross’s Karpino Stays Unbeaten With German Guineas Score

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Monday, May 25, 2015 12:17 PM ET 8th at COL (COLOGNE)G2 Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen (German 2000 Guineas - ?153k)     Winner: Karpino (Ger) by Cape Cross (Ire) Cape Cross's Karpino St... Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 5/26 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Tuesday Afternoon 5/26 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Connections roll the dice with Conquest Curlinate

DRF | 4 days ago
After solid second-place performances in the Illinois Derby and Peter Pan Stakes, Conquest Curlinate has proven to trainer Mark Casse and his owners that he is worthy of a Triple Crown race. Read More...

Excaper to defend Connaught Cup title

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Ian Black said Excaper is set for the Grade 2 Connaught Cup Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday after posting a bullet four-furlong work in 46.80 seconds on the turf training track here Sunday. Read More...

Conquest Harlanate likely to go in Alywow

DRF | 4 days ago
Canada’s champion juvenile filly of 2014, Conquest Harlanate, is getting close to making her 2015 local debut after breezing five furlongs in 59.80 seconds on the turf training track here Sunday. Read More...

Danzig Moon eyes Plate Trial

DRF | 4 days ago
After running sixth in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 16, Danzig Moon will be pointed toward the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes at Woodbine on June 14, trainer Mark Casse said. Read More...

Super Majesty: A Super Saver Rising Star

Super Majesty sparkled in her debut Sunday at Santa Anita, dominating a field of fillies to win the six furlong maiden special weight affair by a widening 6 ¼-lengths in a very quick 1:08.54... Read More...

Go Max favored to get elusive second win

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Joan Petrowski can count on Go Max showing up with another solid performance at Northlands Park on Wednesday evening. After all, there really isn’t a poor effort in his 13-race career. What she can’t be sure of is whether it will be good enough to win the six-furlong, first-level allowance race that headlines the first midweek card of the meet. Post time for the first of seven races is 6:30 p.m. Mountain, with the $17,600 feature carded as race 2. Read More...

Hersh: How I’d play Belmont Park for Monday, May 25

DRF | 4 days ago
Few standouts in the stakes races, but plan to single KHARAFA in the late pick 4, and lean heavily on CHRYSOLITE to start off the early pick 4 and OSTROLENKA to end it. Read More...

Bergman: Bobs Hope carries big hopes for Beeckman stable

DRF | 4 days ago
Jimmy Takter's powerful stable is always on display but it's an unknown youngster from conditioner Randy Beeckman that may be getting some attention. Read More...

American Pharoah at Churchill Downs May 25

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
American Pharoah gets bath after galloping over a sloppy track on May 24, 2015 at Churchill Downs in preparation for the Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Trip Notes for May 24-25: Louisville Handicap, Charles Whittingham

DRF | 4 days ago
Trip Notes by Michael Hammersly for races on May 23-24. Read More...

Training For The Triple Crown: An Historical Perspective

Bob Baffert, trainer of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah, was scheduled to fly to Louisville, Ky., on Monday night to check in on the Zayat Stables’ homebred son of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2015 9:33 PM ET It was a packed day of racing across the globe Sunday, with graded stakes in Ireland, France, the US, Canada,... Read More...

Fooled Again jumps from maiden to stakes win in Auburn Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
Fooled Again ran his record to 2 for 2 with an upset victory Sunday in the $50,000 Auburn Handicap at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Ward Fillies Work at Arlington for Royal Meet

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A quartet of trainer Wesley Ward's Royal Ascot hopefuls each breezed a half-mile on the turf at Arlington International Racecourse May 24. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from May 17 – May 20

DRF | 4 days ago
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from May 18 – May 20

DRF | 4 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Northfield, Harrington, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from May 18 – May 20

DRF | 4 days ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 5/25 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 5/25 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Mohawk: Monday 5/25 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 5/25 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Harrah’s Philly: Father Patrick sets track record in Maxie Lee

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Jimmy Takter has seen his share of great trotters over the years and he thinks Father Patrick is among them. Along with Great Vintage and Radar Contact, the trio won stakes races on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia. Read More...

Super Saver Filly Graduates First Out in ‘Rising Star’ Fashion

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2015 6:01 PM ET 5th at SAX (Santa Anita)Maiden Special Weight     Winner: Super Majesty by Super Saver Super Majesty (Super Saver) wins her debut at Santa Anit... Read More...

Stiffed surprises as longest shot in Monmouth Beach

DRF | 4 days ago
Plan A for Stiffed was a second-level allowance. When that race didn’t fill, trainer John Mazza went to Plan B, the $75,000 Monmouth Beach Stakes, which Stiffed won as the longest shot on the board. Read More...

Ashleyluvssugar No Fluke in Whittingham

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Ashleyluvssugar showed his upset win over Finnegans Wake in the March 21 San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. IIT) was no fluke May 24, when the 4-year-old gelding closed to capture the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes (gr. IIT). Read More...

Ol’ Fashion Gal Holds On in the Selene

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2015 5:07 PM ET 8th at WOX (Woodbine)GIII Selene S.     Winner: Ol' Fashion Gal by Sky Mesa Ol' Fashion Gal (Sky Mesa) wins the GIII Selene S. at Woodbine. Read More...

Ol’ Fashion Gal Fends Off Late Run in Selene

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Ol' Fashion Gal held off the late run from the 6-5 favorite Don't Leave Me to take the $154,800 Selene Stakes (Can-III) for 3-year-old fillies May 24 at Woodbine. Read More...

DRF Plus handicapping reports for Monday, May 25

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

Mikki Queen wins second straight in Japanese Oaks

DRF | 4 days ago
Mikki Queen, who was excluded from the $1,553,842 Japanese 1000 Guineas at Hanshin Racecourse on April 12 because of a lack of earnings, won the $1,667,457 Japanese Oaks at Tokyo Racecourse on Sunday for her second consecutive win. Read More...

Ol’ Fashion Gal holds on late to win Selene

DRF | 4 days ago
Ol’ Fashion Gal ($14.20) held off the charging favorite Don’t Leave Me to notch her first stakes Sunday at Woodbine in the Grade 3, $154,800 Selene. Read More...

Tapit Colt Switches Surfaces, Scores at Belmont

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2015 4:44 PM ET 7th at BEL (Belmont Park)Maiden Special Weight     Winner: Closing Bell by Tapit WinStar Farm's Closing Bell (Tapit) goes turf-to-dirt and scor... Read More...