Thoroughbred News

Record-setting stakes win for Run Away and Hide colt

Mico Margarita rolled to an 8 3/4-length victory in Saturday evening's $60,000 Oak Hall S. at Evangeline Downs, with the 4-year-old son of Run Away and Hide setting a track record... Read More...

Ready to Act Overcomes Start to Win Beaumont

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
In her first start on a synthetic surface, Ready to Act recorded her second straight stakes victory for Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence when she rallied from last to capture the April 13 Beaumont Stakes (gr. II). Read More...

Ready to Act Rallies to Take Beaumont

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 4:58 PM ET 8th at KEE (Keeneland)GII Beaumont S. ($200K)     Winner: Ready to Act by More Than Ready Ready to Act (More Than Ready) takes Keeneland's GI... Read More...

Steve Davidowitz’s Arkansas Derby analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
In a “do or die” Kentucky Derby qualifying race for seven of the eight starters, the Todd Pletcher-trained Danza skimmed the rail coming out of the final turn to post a 41-1 upset over Ride On Curlin. Read More...

Steve Davidowitz’s Arkansas Derby analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
In a “do or die” Kentucky Derby qualifying race for seven of the eight starters, the Todd Pletcher-trained Danza skimmed the rail coming out of the final turn to post a 41-1 upset over Ride On Curlin. Read More...

Davidowitz’s Arkansas Derby analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
In a “do or die” Kentucky Derby qualifying race for seven of the eight starters, the Todd Pletcher-trained Danza skimmed the rail coming out of the final turn to post a 41-1 upset over Ride On Curlin. Read More...

Jacques Cartier: Dan the Tin Man by a neck

DRF | 4 days ago
Dan the Tin Man dug in late to take the $131,250 Jacques Cartier Stakes over another gelding who saved ground until the stretch, Victory Exchange. Read More...

Jacques Cartier: Dan the Tin Man by a neck

DRF | 4 days ago
Dan the Tin Man dug in late to take the $131,250 Jacques Cartier Stakes over another gelding who saved ground until the stretch, Victory Exchange. Read More...

Cartier: Dan the Tin Man by a neck

DRF | 4 days ago
Dan the Tin Man dug in late to take the $131,250 Jacques Cartier Stakes over another gelding who saved ground until the stretch, Victory Exchange. Read More...

Castellano keeps Ready to Act on straight and narrow in Beaumont

DRF | 4 days ago
Despite herself - and with a little assistance from jockey Javier Castellano - Ready to Act won the Beaumont Stakes on Sunday at Keeneland. Read More...

Castellano keeps Ready to Act on straight and narrow in Beaumont

DRF | 4 days ago
Despite herself - and with a little assistance from jockey Javier Castellano - Ready to Act won the Beaumont Stakes on Sunday at Keeneland. Read More...

Castellano keeps Ready to Act on straight and narrow in Beaumont

DRF | 4 days ago
Despite herself - and with a little assistance from jockey Javier Castellano - Ready to Act won the Beaumont Stakes on Sunday at Keeneland. Read More...

Game On Dude flies in six-furlong work

DRF | 4 days ago
Game On Dude worked six furlongs in 1:11 at Santa Anita on Sunday, his final major exercise before the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic in West Virginia on Saturday. Read More...

Game On Dude flies in six-furlong work

DRF | 4 days ago
Game On Dude worked six furlongs in 1:11 at Santa Anita on Sunday, his final major exercise before the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic in West Virginia on Saturday. Read More...

Game On Dude flies in work

DRF | 4 days ago
Game On Dude worked six furlongs in 1:11 at Santa Anita on Sunday, his final major exercise before the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic in West Virginia on Saturday. Read More...

Harp Star comes through in Japanese 1000 Guineas

DRF | 4 days ago
Harp Star closed from last in the final half-mile to win Sunday’s $1,820,078 Japanese 1000 Guineas for 3-year-old fillies at Hanshin Racecourse. Read More...

Harp Star comes through in Japanese 1000 Guineas

DRF | 4 days ago
Harp Star closed from last in the final half-mile to win Sunday’s $1,820,078 Japanese 1000 Guineas for 3-year-old fillies at Hanshin Racecourse. Read More...

Harp Star comes through in Japanese 1000 Guineas

DRF | 4 days ago
Harp Star closed from last in the final half-mile to win Sunday’s $1,820,078 Japanese 1000 Guineas for 3-year-old fillies at Hanshin Racecourse. Read More...

Goose meets horses and its maker at Fonner

DRF | 4 days ago
Live racing at Fonner Park was called off after the second race on Sunday afternoon because of high winds and dropping temperatures - as well as a bizarre incident involving a goose. Read More...

Beholder entered for Santa Lucia

DRF | 4 days ago
The two-time champion Beholder will make her 2014 debut in the $75,000 Santa Lucia Stakes at Santa Anita next Sunday. Read More...

Ready to Act takes center stage in Grade 2 Beaumont S.

More Than Ready's top 3-year-old filly Ready to Act got her first graded stakes victory Sunday in the $200,000 Beaumont (G2) at Keeneland... Read More...

California Chrome given private training window at Los Alamitos

DRF | 4 days ago
Santa Anita Derby winner California Chrome will have his own training time at Los Alamitos for the next few weeks in the buildup to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3. Read More...

‘Fate’ Awaits Decision on Derby Bid

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A decision on whether to send Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Dance With Fate to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 3 will not be made for a week, trainer Peter Eurton said April 13. Read More...

Dance With Fate Awaits Decision on Derby Bid

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A decision on whether to send Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Dance With Fate to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will not be made for a week, trainer Peter Eurton said April 13. Read More...

Baffert works Chitu, Midnight Hawk

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert currently has three horses with sufficient points to run in the Kentucky Derby on May 3, and all soon will be traveling from California to Kentucky. Read More...

Baffert works Chitu, Midnight Hawk

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert currently has three horses with sufficient points to run in the Kentucky Derby on May 3, and all soon will be traveling from California to Kentucky. Read More...

Smart Strike Colt Impresses At The Curragh

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 1:56 PM ET 17.35 at CGH (CURRAGH)Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden      Winner: Sinkal by Smart Strike His Highness The Aga Khan's Sinkal (Smart Strike) m... Read More...

It’s on to Kentucky for Danza after Arkansas Derby upset

DRF | 4 days ago
Danza was en route to Churchill Downs on Sunday morning after earning a trip to the Kentucky Derby with his victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on Saturday. Read More...

It’s on to Kentucky for Danza after Arkansas Derby upset

DRF | 4 days ago
Danza was en route to Churchill Downs on Sunday morning after earning a trip to the Kentucky Derby with his victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on Saturday. Read More...

Pletcher Trio Back to Work for Kentucky Derby

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Undefeated Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Constitution returned to work for trainer Todd Pletcher at Palm Meadows Training Center April 13, along with We Miss Artie and Intense Holiday. Read More...

McLaughlin Relieved Cairo Prince Qualifies

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Kiaran McLaughlin was able to breathe a sigh of relief the morning of April 13 with Cairo Prince ranked 20th on the qualifying list for the Kentucky Derby after the final two major preps a day earlier. Read More...

Harp Star Sweeps From Last to Win Oka Sho

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Harp Star completed an eye-catching last to first rally in the Oka Sho (Jpn, I, Japanese One Thousand Guineas), a stylish victory that kicked off the classic season in Japan April 13 at Hanshin Racecourse. Read More...

Steve Davidowitz’s Blue Grass Stakes analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
On Keeneland’s synthetic Polytrack racing surface, which favored stretch-runners all day, a pair of 6-1 shots - Dance With Fate and Medal Count - successfully used that running style to earn tickets to the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Mico Margarita sets Evangeline record in Oak Hall Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Mico Margarita returned to his winning ways in impressive fashion Saturday night at Evangeline Downs, taking the $60,000 Oak Hall Stakes by 8 3/4 lengths in track-record time. Read More...

Cairo Prince, Pletcher trio work Sunday for Kentucky Derby

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said he probably got his best night’s sleep in two weeks on Saturday, once he learned that Cairo Prince was sitting in the 20th spot on the Kentucky Derby points standings at day’s end, making it likely his horse will have a starting berth in the Derby lineup. Read More...

Hurricane Run’s Ectot Takes the Fontainebleau

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 10:00 AM ET 5th at LCP (LONGCHAMP)G3 Prix de Fontainebleau     Winner: Ectot (GB) by Hurricane Run (Ire) Gerard Augustin-Normand/Elisabeth Vidal's Ectot... Read More...

Brad Free’s Santa Anita handicapping notebook April 13

DRF | 4 days ago
Perhaps it was because of cooler 70-degree temperature Saturday, but the racing surface was different from early in the week. The times were slightly slower, and on Saturday the track was fair to all running styles (every dirt race was a sprint). Read More...

Byron King’s Keeneland handicapping notebook April 13

DRF | 4 days ago
Craig Bernick of Glen Hill Farm nicely summed up Saturday’s results at Keeneland – and how racing is typically won on a synthetic surface like Polytrack – tweeting late Saturday afternoon, “Dirt horses don't like the poly. Turf horses don't like the poly. Poly horses like the poly!” Read More...

Prix de la Grotte Goes to Cape Cross’s Lesstalk In Paris

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 9:00 AM ET 3rd at LCP (LONGCHAMP)G3 Prix de la Grotte     Winner: Lesstalk In Paris (Ire) by Cape Cross (Ire) Jean-Louis Tepper's Lesstalk In Paris (Ire... Read More...

Ron Gierkink’s Woodbine handicapping notebook for April 13

DRF | 4 days ago
The riding stars on opening day of meet were Justin Stein and Jesse Campbell, who each bagged a triple on the 10-race card of mostly shorter sprints. Read More...

Deep Impact’s Harp Star Wins the Oka Sho

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 5:33 AM ET 11th at HNS (HANSHIN)G1 Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) ($2m)     Winner: Harp Star (Jpn) by Deep Impact (Jpn) Harp Star (Jpn) (Deep Impact {... Read More...

The Kentucky Derby as a ‘Rite of Passage’

Carl Myers, who owns a stake in a thoroughbred that competed in the Derby, talks about watching the race and visiting Kentucky horse country. Read More...

Blue Grass Stakes Winner Isn’t Likely to Run in Kentucky Derby

Dance With Fate’s trainer said the horse did not have the power to run on dirt like that at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Featured Horse Profile: Will Take Charge

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
2013 Champion 3-year-old colt has now earned $3,665,148. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2014 10:39 PM ET On an exciting day of racing around the globe, a pair of impressive sophomores added their names to the Derby... Read More...

Yonkers: Foiled Again clocks a 1:51 mile in Levy Memorial victory

DRF | 4 days ago
Foiled Again’s 80th career win was memorable on Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway. His game 1:51 final time was the fastest of the year at the half-mile track. Clear Vision and Mach It So took the other two fourth-leg Levy races. Read More...

Crist shows significant improvement

DRF | 4 days ago
Steven Crist, the editor and publisher emeritus of Daily Racing Form, was in stable condition on Saturday and has shown significant signs of improvement, according to family members. Read More...

Danza Dominates in Arkansas Derby Shocker

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Danza sent shock waves through the crowd of 63,186 at Oaklawn Park when he took command in upper stretch at odds of 41-1 and rolled to a 4 3/4-length victory in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) April 12. Read More...

Dance With Fate Provides Blue Grass Twist

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
In the final Polytrack edition of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), a California shipper who has shown extremely good form over synthetic surfaces found his way home. Read More...

Big Macher Denies Wild Dude in Potrero Grande

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Big Macher prevailed in a thrilling finish to the $200,00 Potrero Grande Stakes (gr. II) April 12 at Santa Anita Park, denying 7-5 favorite Wild Dude by a nose for his first graded stakes win. Read More...