Thoroughbred News

Proctor’s Ledge Springs to Lake Placid Victory

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Thriving on the Spa's lawn, Proctor's Ledge circled her rivals and unleashed a solid turn of foot to win the $300,000 Lake Placid Stakes (G2T) by three-quarters of a length Aug. 19.  Read More...

Elate Dominates Alabama Stakes

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Elate ran down pacesetter It Tiz Well and drew off to a dominant victory in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (G1) Aug. 19 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Conquest Panthera Takes Play the King

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Conquest Panthera, trained by Mark Casse, wore down pacesetter Dowse's Beach to capture the Play the King Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine Aug. 19, earning his first graded stakes score. Read More...

Homebred Crabcakes wins Miss Disco Stakes for late owner on day of Maryland celebration

DRF | 3 days ago
Crabcakes was victorious in the Miss Disco for late owner and breeder Elizabeth "Binnie" Houghton, while Bawlmer Hon and Just Howard posted upsets in the All Brandy Stakes and Find Stakes, respectively. Read More...

Flat Out filly rolls by 8 ½-lengths in sparkling debut

Zensational Kiss turned in a powerhouse performance in her first career outing Saturday at Penn National, bounding to an 8 ½-length maiden special weight debut win... Read More...

Flat Out filly rolls by 8 ½-lengths in sparkling debut

Zensational Kiss turned in a powerhouse performance in her first career outing Saturday at Penn National, bounding to an 8 ½-length maiden special weight debut win... Read More...

Malibu Moon filly soars to Rising Star at Del Mar

Moonshine Memories turned in a stellar performance in her debut Saturday at Del Mar, winning her maiden special weight debut by one length... Read More...

Malibu Moon filly soars to Rising Star at Del Mar

Moonshine Memories turned in a stellar performance in her debut Saturday at Del Mar, winning her maiden special weight debut by one length... Read More...

Conquest Panthera surges in final strides of Play the King

DRF | 3 days ago
Conquest Panthera ($18.20) collared the speedy Dowse’s Beach in the final strides to take the $176,750 Play the King Stakes under Patrick Husbands at Woodbine on Saturday. Read More...

Girvin, Cloud Computing Work at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) winner Girvin made his final work for the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) a swift one Aug. 19 at Saratoga Race Course, where he earned the bullet for five furlongs on the day. Read More...

Flat Lucky zips to debut MdSpWt win

Flat Lucky broke on top and never looked back in his debut Saturday at Ellis Park... Read More...

Flat Lucky zips to debut MdSpWt win

Flat Lucky broke on top and never looked back in his debut Saturday at Ellis Park... Read More...

Adios Charlie filly sparkles in Arlington debut

Jean Elizabeth turned in a superlative effort in her career bow Saturday at Arlington Park, speeding to a three-length maiden special weight win... Read More...

Adios Charlie filly sparkles in Arlington debut

Jean Elizabeth turned in a superlative effort in her career bow Saturday at Arlington Park, speeding to a three-length maiden special weight win... Read More...

Stellar Wind, Irap Get to Work at Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
There will be plenty of quality on the track in the afternoon Aug. 19 at Del Mar, the biggest day of racing during the summer at the seaside racetrack every year, but the runners in the morning weren't too shabby, either. Read More...

Winx makes Warwick Stakes her 18th consecutive triumph

DRF | 3 days ago
Winx overcame a poor start to win her 18th consecutive race in Saturday’s Group 2 Warwick Stakes at seven furlongs on turf at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Australia. Her victory, however, was by only a head - her narrowest win margin in 23 months. Read More...

Brown leaning toward Travers for Cloud Computing

DRF | 3 days ago
While Chad Brown said he is leaning toward running Cloud Computing in next Saturday’s Travers Stakes, the trainer stopped short of committing the Preakness winner to the Grade 1, $1.25 million race at Saratoga. Read More...

Winx Goes Last to First in Warwick Stakes

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
After missing the break, Winx went last to first in the Bob Ingham Warwick Stakes (G2) Aug. 19 at Royal Randwick to notch her 18th consecutive win. Read More...

Health Zone: Preventing Respiratory Disease

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
If a horse can't breathe optimally, he can’t run as fast or as far. Respiratory health is important for any racehorse, so preventing and minimizing respiratory disease are crucial. Read More...

McGee: How I’ll play Del Mar on Sunday, Aug. 20

DRF | 4 days ago
I’m all in today on Vyjack in the Del Mar Mile (race 8). Surely, he needed his last start after being away eight months, and with a strong pace likely to develop, he’ll be in prime position under Flavien Prat once they turn for home. He’ll be my single in an all-A pick four to end the card. Read More...

Bernier: How I’ll play Del Mar on Saturday, Aug. 19

DRF | 4 days ago
Saturday’s card at Del Mar is fantastic, featuring three graded stakes races, highlighted by the Grade 1 Pacific Classic. The Pacific Classic is headlined by the highest-rated horse in the world, Arrogate; Arrogate’s most recent start in the San Diego Handicap was an unmitigated disaster, so it will be fascinating to see which Arrogate we get on Saturday – both from a racing and wagering standpoint. I’m most interested in betting the Del Mar Handicap, which happens to be the race carded just before the Pacific Classic. Read More...

Weekend Stakes Rundown: Pacific Classic Day

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week we have a pair of grade 1 races on Del Mar's biggest weekend, the Alabama (G1) at Saratoga Race Course, and the third leg of the Canadian Triple Crown. Read More...

Weekend Stakes Rundown: Pacific Classic Day

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week we have a pair of grade 1 races on Del Mar's biggest weekend, the Alabama (G1) at Saratoga Race Course, and the third leg of the Canadian Triple Crown. Read More...

Tribalist Finds a Way in Green Flash Handicap

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Tribalist didn't exactly take a conventional path to his first stakes win—both on the racetrack Aug. 18 at Del Mar and throughout his career. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 8/21 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 8/21 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Mohawk: Monday 8/21 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 8/21 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Yonkers: Sunday 8/20 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Sunday Afternoon 8/20 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Hawthorne Harness: Sunday 8/20 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Sunday 8/20 card at Hawthorne Harness. Read More...

Tribalist Finds a Way in Green Flash Handicap

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Tribalist didn't exactly take a conventional path to his first stakes win—both on the racetrack Aug. 18 at Del Mar and throughout his career. Read More...

One, two, three Group wins for Snitzel

Arrowfield Stud | 4 days ago
Champion Sire Snitzel has made a scorching start to 2017/18, adding not one but three Group 3 victories by Dracarys, Jukebox & Sweet Redemption at Randwick and Caulfield... Read More...

One, two, three Group wins for Snitzel

Arrowfield Stud | 4 days ago
Champion Sire Snitzel has made a scorching start to 2017/18, adding not one but three Group 3 victories by Dracarys, Jukebox & Sweet Redemption at Randwick and Caulfield... Read More...

Tribalist overcomes trouble in Green Flash victory

DRF | 4 days ago
Tribalist went from appearing to be beaten by bad luck to accelerating in brilliant fashion in the final sixteenth of the Green Flash Handicap, winning his fourth consecutive race in a span of 37 months. Read More...

Tribalist overcomes trouble in Green Flash victory

DRF | 4 days ago
Tribalist went from appearing to be beaten by bad luck to accelerating in brilliant fashion in the final sixteenth of the Green Flash Handicap, winning his fourth consecutive race in a span of 37 months. Read More...

Del Mar jackpot reaches $258,780, mandatory payout Saturday

DRF | 4 days ago
There is a carryover of $258,780 in the pick six at Del Mar on Saturday, a day with a mandatory payout. The pool of new money could surpass $1.3 million on a program with built-in interest. Arrogate, the world’s leading racehorse, will be favored in the $1 million Pacific Classic, which will be part of the pick six. Read More...

Del Mar jackpot reaches $258,780, mandatory payout Saturday

DRF | 4 days ago
There is a carryover of $258,780 in the pick six at Del Mar on Saturday, a day with a mandatory payout. The pool of new money could surpass $1.3 million on a program with built-in interest. Arrogate, the world’s leading racehorse, will be favored in the $1 million Pacific Classic, which will be part of the pick six. Read More...

Vernon Downs: Yes Mickey upsets Ariana G, Devious Man in Zweig

DRF | 4 days ago
Ake Svanstedt's hot hand continued on Friday night as 34-1 shot Yes Mickey upset 1-2 favorite Ariana G in the $320,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial at Vernon Downs. Read More...

Vernon Downs: Yes Mickey upsets Ariana G, Devious Man in Zweig

DRF | 4 days ago
Ake Svanstedt's hot hand continued on Friday night as 34-1 shot Yes Mickey upset 1-2 favorite Ariana G in the $320,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial at Vernon Downs. Read More...

The Meadows: Fear The Dragon wins as Huntsville fades in PA Sire Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Harness racing's top-rated horse Fear The Dragon improved to four-for-four in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action this year by defeating a field that included Huntsville on Friday afternoon at The Meadows. Filibuster Hanover won in the other division for 3-year-old colt pacers. Read More...

The Meadows: Fear The Dragon wins as Huntsville fades in PA Sire Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Harness racing's top-rated horse Fear The Dragon improved to four-for-four in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action this year by defeating a field that included Huntsville on Friday afternoon at The Meadows. Filibuster Hanover won in the other division for 3-year-old colt pacers. Read More...

Harness: James MacDonald crowned world driving champion

DRF | 4 days ago
Canadian harness racing driver James MacDonald of Guelph, Ontario, clinched the 2017 World Driving Championship (WDC), and its $25,000 top prize Friday evening (August 18) at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park, Prince Edward Island. Read More...

Harness: James MacDonald crowned world driving champion

DRF | 4 days ago
Canadian harness racing driver James MacDonald of Guelph, Ontario, clinched the 2017 World Driving Championship (WDC), and its $25,000 top prize Friday evening (August 18) at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park, Prince Edward Island. Read More...

Vernon Downs: Evelyn goes from pocket to paydirt in Zweig Filly

DRF | 4 days ago
Evelyn and driver Andy Miller pulled off a mild upset in the $135,000 Zweig division for sophomore trotting fillies Friday night at Vernon Downs, giving trainer Ake Svanstedt a sweep of the Zweigs after his Yes Mickey won the open split. Read More...

Vernon Downs: Evelyn goes from pocket to paydirt in Zweig Filly

DRF | 4 days ago
Evelyn and driver Andy Miller pulled off a mild upset in the $135,000 Zweig division for sophomore trotting fillies Friday night at Vernon Downs, giving trainer Ake Svanstedt a sweep of the Zweigs after his Yes Mickey won the open split. Read More...

Vernon Downs: Hitman Hill quickest in New York Sire Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Hitman Hill, Casual Cool, and Mr Profeta won the trio of $37,266 New York Sire Stakes tests for 2-year-old colt pacers on the Zweig undercard Friday night at Vernon Downs, with Hitman Hill turning in a 1:50 4/5 mile over the sloppy surface. Read More...

Vernon Downs: Hitman Hill quickest in New York Sire Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Hitman Hill, Casual Cool, and Mr Profeta won the trio of $37,266 New York Sire Stakes tests for 2-year-old colt pacers on the Zweig undercard Friday night at Vernon Downs, with Hitman Hill turning in a 1:50 4/5 mile over the sloppy surface. Read More...

Oaklawn to Host Track Superintendents Conference

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Oaklawn, with sponsorship support from various companies, will host the 17th annual Track Superintendents Conference March 25-27. Read More...

Saratoga, Del Mar to Offer All-Stakes Pick 4s

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced Aug. 17 an "All-Stakes Pick 4" with a partnership between Saratoga Race Course and Del Mar Racetrack on both Saturday, August 19 and Saturday, September 2.  Read More...

Call for New Owner of the Year Nominations

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
OwnerView announced Aug. 17 that it is accepting nominations for the 2017 new owner of the year award presented by Fasig-Tipton, which will honor a new Thoroughbred owner who has been successful in the sport and has had a positive impact.  Read More...

Keeneland Sporting Art Auction Set for Nov. 19

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The 2017 Sporting Art Auction, a collaboration between Keeneland Association and Cross Gate Gallery of Lexington, will be held Sunday, Nov. 19, in the Keeneland Sales Pavilion. Read More...

McPeek Seeks Sweep in Ellis Juvenile, Debutante

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Trainer Kenny McPeek took both of Churchill Downs' closing-night stakes for 2-year-olds with the colt Ten City and the filly Sunny Skies and now will shoot for a sweep in the Ellis Park Juvenile Stakes and Ellis Park Debutante Stakes Aug. 20. Read More...