Thoroughbred News

Big Macher surprises once again in Bing Crosby

DRF | 3 days ago
Yet again on Sunday, in the Grade 1, $300,500 Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar, Big Macher was overlooked. And for the fifth time in his career, and third time in his last four starts, he made those who doubted him pay dearly. Read More...

Discreetly Mine Filly Gets It Done Second Out

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2014 8:23 PM ET 7th at DMR (Del Mar)Msw ($75K)     Winner: Starlet O'Hara by Discreetly Mine Peachtree Stable's Starlet O'Hara (f, 2, Discreetly Mine) draws o... Read More...

Lux leads Fincher sweep at Ruidoso

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Todd Fincher swept the top three spots in Sunday’s $154,381 Rio Grande Senor Futurity at Ruidoso Downs on Sunday, when Lux romped by seven lengths over stablemates Roll On Red Raider and Glide Path. Read More...

Bayern Wires Haskell; Favored Untapable 5th

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Kaleem Shah's Bayern ran them off their feet July 27 in the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I), taking eight other sophomores gate-to-wire at Monmouth Park while Kentucky Oaks winner Untapable ran fifth. Read More...

Big Macher Collects Grade I Bing Crosby Win

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Former maiden claimer Big Macher became a grade I-winning sprinter when he denied 3-5 favorite Goldencents by half a length in the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar July 27. Read More...

Bayern Sharp in Haskell Score

Michael Compton | 3 days ago
Kaleem Shah’s Bayern broke sharply and rolled to a sharp score in the Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) at Monmouth Park on Sunday. Ridden by Martin Garcia, Bayern defeated runner-up Albano by 7 ½ lengths and covered 1 1/8 miles in 1:47 4/5. Wildcat Red checked in third. The filly Untapable, who went off as the […](Read more...) Read More...

Polytrack no problem for Rock Me Baby

DRF | 3 days ago
Be it turf, dirt, or synthetic, around one turn or two, Rock Me Baby can handle it, and that versatility paid off handsomely on Sunday at Del Mar when he rallied to win the $150,500 California Dreamin’ Handicap Read More...

Sing and Tell, Cedillo refuse to lose in Luther Burbank

DRF | 3 days ago
Abel Cedillo completed a sweep of the weekend stakes at the Sonoma County Fair on Sunday when he put Sing and Tell on the lead and was never headed in the $64,800 Luther Burbank Handicap. Cedillo also won Saturday's Wine Country Stakes aboard Amnesia. Read More...

Antipathy Convincing Winner in Muddy Shuvee

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Godolphin's well-bred Antipathy moved to take charge on the turn and scooted clear to victory in the Shuvee Handicap (gr. III) July 27 at muddy Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Get Happy Mister stays perfect at Arapahoe

DRF | 3 days ago
Get Happy Mister improved his Arapahoe Park record to 8 for 8 on Sunday, when he won in a rare start at two turns in the $40,000 Mount Elbert. Read More...

Bayern Burns Up the Track in Haskell

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2014 6:02 PM ET 12th at MTH (Monmouth Park)GI William Hill Haskell Invitational ($1 Million)     Winner: Bayern by Offlee Wild 'TDN Rising Star' Bayern (c, 3,... Read More...

Antipathy proves she’s no flash-in-pan with Shuvee win

DRF | 3 days ago
Sunday at Saratoga, Antipathy had her breakthrough effort, becoming a graded stakes winner when she took the Grade 3, $200,000 Shuvee Handicap by two lengths over Stanwyck in the mud. Read More...

Guys Reward Finds Path to Oceanport Tally

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Hard-working Guys Reward, making the 46th start of his career, wore down pacesetter Fredericksburg in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the $170,000 Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Monmouth Park turf July 27. Read More...

Antipathy Splashes Home in Shuvee

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2014 5:28 PM ET 9th at SAR (Saratoga)GIII Shuvee H. ($200K)     Winner: Antipathy by A.P. Indy Antipathy (f, 4, A.P. Indy) becomes second filly Sunday by her ... Read More...

Bayern gives Baffert seventh Haskell victory

DRF | 3 days ago
The Grade 1 Haskell did not exactly play out on the track as expected, but the results were certainly familiar as Bayern gave Bob Baffert a record-extending seventh win in the $1 million race. Read More...

Dominguez, Eikleberry Have Big Zia Festival Weekend at Ruidoso

Trainer Henry Dominguez and jockey Ry Eikleberry teamed to win three of the seven Thoroughbred stakes during this year’s Zia Festival races, held Saturday and Sunday at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. All three of the races won by the jockey-trainer combination were homebreds owned by J. Kirk and Judy Robison of El Paso, Texas. Read More...

Oceanport proves right spot for Guys Reward

DRF | 3 days ago
Guys Reward reeled in the pacesetting Fredericksburg to win the Grade 3, $170,000 Oceanport Stakes by a length Sunday at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Valid Fights Hard for Monmouth Cup Victory

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2014 4:49 PM ET 10th at MTH (Monmouth Park)GII Monmouth Cup ($200K)     Winner: Valid by Medaglia d'Oro Valid (g, 3, Medaglia d'Oro) digs deep to lift GII Mon... Read More...

Valid Breaks Through With Monmouth Cup Win

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Crossed Sabres Farm's Valid, a major pace factor in his previous three starts in stakes, finally broke through with a victory in the $211,000 Monmouth Cup (gr. II) for 3-year-olds and up at Monmouth Park July 27. Read More...

Ageless Equals Course Record in Royal North

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Lael Stables' Ageless showed her sprinting prowess on turf for the third straight time this season when taking the $142,111 Royal North Stakes (Can-IIIT) in a course-record equaling time on the turf July 27 at Woodbine. Read More...

Needmore Flattery clearly best in Queen City Oaks

DRF | 4 days ago
Needmore Flattery got a perfect trip to win the $75,000 Norm Barron Queen City Oaks at Belterra Park Sunday afternoon. Read More...

Valid outduels Bradester to win Monmouth Cup

DRF | 4 days ago
Valid, ridden by Orlando Bocachica, moved up to engage Bradester nearing the far turn and the pair battled tooth and nail with Valid proving best by a half-length in the Monmouth Cup on Sunday. Read More...

Starstruck Back to Winning Ways in Matchmaker

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Wearing the black and gold colors of historic Calumet Farm, Kerwin Clark split horses aboard Starstruck to take the $170,000 WinStar Matchmaker Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park on July 27. Read More...

Ageless ties course record in Royal North score

DRF | 4 days ago
Ageless, the favored shipper from Maryland, tied the six-furlong course record while landing her third stakes in a row in the $153,700 Royal North at Woodbine Sunday. Read More...

Starstruck repeats in Matchmaker

DRF | 4 days ago
Starstruck split rivals in deep stretch to defend her title in the $170,000 WinStar Matchmaker Stakes on Sunday at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Rainbow Heir returns to form in Teddy Drone

DRF | 4 days ago
After a winter freshening, Rainbow Heir proved he has more to give with an emphatic score in the $130,000 Teddy Drone Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: Three E8′s = lots o’ speed

DRF | 4 days ago
Handicappers familiar with ground-breaking author William L. Quirin’s speed points recognize the term “E8,” which describes early speed horses with the maximum eight points. There are three fillies with that designation in the Grade 2, $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap. Read More...

Majestic River Makes the Grade at Monmouth

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2014 3:05 PM ET 7th at MTH (Monmouth Park)GII Molly Pitcher S. ($200K)     Winner: Majestic River by A.P. Indy Majestic River (f, 4, A.P. Indy) gets graded st... Read More...

Jockey Maria Thornton Gets First Victory

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Jockey Maria Thornton won for the first time of her career in the second race July 27 at Arlington International Racecourse, when she guided Stephensclassygal to a 6 1/4-length victory. Read More...

Majestic River Rolls to Molly Pitcher Win

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Majestic River proved her affinity for Monmouth Park July 27, rolling to a third consecutive victory over the New Jersey oval and picking up her first graded stakes score in the $203,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes (gr. II). Read More...

Majestic River too speedy for Molly Pitcher foes

DRF | 4 days ago
Majestic River dueled 3-2 favorite Natalie Victoria into submission and drew off to a 2 1/2-length victory on Sunday in the Grade 2, $203,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes for fillies and mares at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Redoute’s Choice, Snitzel Make Sire History

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Redoute's Choice and Snitzel are set to finish a respective first and second in Australia's 2013-14 general sires premiership, an unprecedented accomplishment for a father and son at stud in that nation since the 1880s. Read More...

High Dollar Woman Wins Well Second Out

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2014 2:16 PM ET 3rd at SAR (Saratoga)Msw ($83K)     Winner: High Dollar Woman by Super Saver High Dollar Woman (f, 2, Super Saver), a $675K OBSMAR juvenile, g... Read More...

Yes It’s True Filly Runs to the Money Up North

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2014 1:41 PM ET 2nd at WOX (Woodbine)Msw ($56K)     Winner: Conquest So True by Yes It's True Conquest So True (f, 2, Yes It's True) justifies heavy favoritis... Read More...

Vyjack to Return to Sprinting in Vanderbilt

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Last seen being eased in the July 5 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) going 1 1/4 miles, Rudy Rodriguez trainee will shorten back up after posting consecutive bullet works at Saratoga. Read More...

Tonalist, Kid Cruz Exit Jim Dandy Well

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) runner-up Tonalist and third-place finisher Kid Cruz both came out of the July 26 race well, and their respective trainers confirmed they will point to the Travers Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

It’s on to Travers for Jim Dandy top three

DRF | 4 days ago
Wicked Strong, Tonalist and Kid Cruz - the top three finishers from Saturday’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes - all came out of the race in relatively good order and all will be pointed to the $1.25 million Travers Stakes here on Aug. 23. Read More...

Litfin: Saratoga pick three play for Sunday, July 27

DRF | 4 days ago
Now that race 4 is transformed from 1 3/8 miles on turf to 1 1/8 miles in the mud, the second-time starter Shopping Spree becomes much more interesting to me. Read More...

2-year-old euthanized at Del Mar; fifth death since Friday

DRF | 4 days ago
Chilled Mousse, an unraced 2-year-old colt, became the fifth horse to die at Del Mar since Friday when he suffered fatal injuries following a four-furlong workout on Polytrack on Sunday morning. Read More...

High Chaparral’s Lucky Lion Prevails in Munich Showpiece

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2014 11:58 AM ET 7th at MUN (MUNICH)G1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis - Bayerisches Zuchtrennen     Winner: Lucky Lion (GB) by High Chaparral (Ire) Gestut Winterhauch... Read More...

Second MSW winner in two days for Super Saver at Saratoga

For the second time in two days, a Super Saver 2-year-old put on an impressive show in a Saratoga maiden special weight contest... Read More...

Dubawi Filly Shows Her Class At Maisons-Laffitte

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2014 11:27 AM ET 15.40 at MLF (MAISONS-LAFFITTE)Listed Prix de Bagatelle     Winner: Bawina (Ire) by Dubawi (Ire) The Wertheimers' Bawina (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire})... Read More...

Illman: How I’d play Saratoga on Sunday, July 27

DRF | 4 days ago
How will I play today? I will try to beat the morning line favorite, #3 ANTIPATHY, in today's featured ninth race, the Grade 3 Shuvee Handicap at 1 1/8 miles. Read More...

Crist: Shuvee analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Antipathy deserves to be the betting choice in Sunday's Grade 3 Shuvee off her terrific third in the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps on Belmont Stakes Day. Read More...

Wicked Strong Turns the Tables on Tonalist

Michael Compton | 4 days ago
Seven weeks after finishing behind Tonalist in the Belmont Stakes, Wicked Strong turned away a challenge from the Grade 1 winner to win the 51st running of the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) on Saturday at Saratoga. Equipped with blinkers for the first time, Centennial Farms’ Wicked Strong took the lead from pacesetting Legend on […](Read more...) Read More...

Saratoga Babies for Monday, July 28

DRF | 4 days ago
DRF handicapper Dan Illman takes a closer look at juveniles running at Saratoga. Read More...

Serendip pulls upset in Prairie Meadows Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
Serendip, making his stakes debut, sustained a five-wide bid from last place under Ricardo Santana Jr. and reeled in fellow longshot Doctor Peter to win Saturday night's $75,000 Prairie Meadows Handicap by a half-length. Read More...

Free: How I’d Play Del Mar on Sunday, July 27

DRF | 4 days ago
My wagering action Sunday at Del Mar will be fashioned around a low-odds standout, and a bomber to sneak into the verticals. Read More...

Free’s preview: Tread carefully with Soul Flyer

DRF | 4 days ago
Soul Flyer ran so well in her debut on June 26 at Santa Anita that many looked forward to backing her when she made her second start at Del Mar. Read More...

Redoute’s Choice & Snitzel make Premiership history

Arrowfield Stud | 4 days ago
Redoute’s Choice and Snitzel are now only days away from completing an unprecedented quinella in the 2014 Australian General Sires’ Premiership... Read More...