Thoroughbred News

Coronas First Diva, Imperial Eagle top qualifiers for All American Futurity

DRF | 4 days ago
The filly Coronas First Diva was the fastest qualifier during the second day of trials Saturday for the All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs, when she covered 440 yards in 21.50 seconds during the 14th of 15 trials on the card. Read More...

Ashleyluvssugar Holds Tough in Del Mar ‘Cap

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Ashleyluvssugar opened a long, comfortable lead down the backstretch, then was all out in the stretch to deny fast-finishing Metaboss in the $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Presented by the Japanese Racing Association Aug. 20. Read More...

Alvarado puts Harmonize in perfect position to win Del Mar Oaks

DRF | 4 days ago
Junior Alvarado guided Harmonize between runners in the final furlong to win the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks by a head over 9-1 Decked Out. Read More...

Harmonize Finds Just Enough in Del Mar Oaks

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The best 3-year-old turf fillies in Southern California battled it out in a thrilling stretch run Aug. 20 in the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT), but an invader from the East ended up getting a head in front at the wire. Read More...

Songbird survives swift fractions to stay unbeaten in Alabama

DRF | 4 days ago
Around the far turn, Songbird left Go Maggie Go behind and the rest was rather easy as Songbird cruised home a seven-length winner of the 136th Alabama before an announced crowd of 40,329 on a perfect summer afternoon at Saratoga. Read More...

Batavia Downs: Close finish goes Robin J’s way

DRF | 4 days ago
There was a single $110,200 New York Sire Stakes contest for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday evening at Batavia Downs, and 6-5 favorite Robin J was up in the final stride to win in 1:56. Read More...

First Winner for Kentucky-Based Bold Warrior

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
In his third start, Florida-bred gelding Itsbeenonmymind scored a front-running win in the 12th race Aug. 20 at Gulfstream Park to become the first winner for his Kentucky-based sire Bold Warrior. Read More...

Tourist notches first Grade 1 victory in Fourstardave

DRF | 5 days ago
Tourist became a much-deserving Grade 1 winner for the first time when rallying from off a relatively slow pace to a 1 1/4-length victory over A Lot in Saturday’s $500,000 Fourstardave at Saratoga. Read More...

John Jones, 43-1, ends remarkable streak of Ben’s Cat in Mister Diz

DRF | 5 days ago
John Jones scored a front-running $88.80 upset in the $75,000 Mister Diz on Saturday at Laurel Park, breaking Ben's Cat's six-year reign in the six-furlong turf race for Maryland-bred or Maryland-sired horses. Read More...

Unbridled Mo outlasts Tejana to win Monmouth Oaks

DRF | 5 days ago
Unbridled Mo won her third consecutive race at the Monmouth Park meet Saturday, wearing down undefeated Tejana by a neck after a long stretch drive while making her stakes debut in the Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks. Read More...

Songbird a Perfect 10 After Easy Alabama Win

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Stretching out to 1 1/4 miles for the first time proved no problem for unbeaten filly Songbird as the 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d'Oro waltzed to a clear lead in the far turn and was never challenged late in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

California Chrome incredible in Pacific Classic (G1) victory

California Chrome's historic perfect season continued to roll on with a devastating victory over a stellar field in Saturday's $1 million Pacific Classic (G1)... Read More...

Unbridled Mo Edges Out Monmouth Oaks Victory

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Red Oak Stable's Unbridled Mo sat off the speed of Tejana before pushing past the pacesetter in late stretch to capture the $100,000 Monmouth Oaks (gr. III) at Monmouth Park Aug. 20 by a neck. Read More...

‘Glenville’ Makes Grade With Strong Rally

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Janice Attard's longshot Glenville Gardens overtook pacesetter Conquest Enforcer with a furlong to run and fended off the closing rush Tower of Texas to win Play the King (Can-IIT) Aug. 20 at Woodbine. Read More...

Glenville Gardens holds off late charge to win Play the King

DRF | 5 days ago
Glenville Gardens ($26) proved his win in the allowance prep for the Play the King Stakes wasn’t a fluke when he won the Grade 2 Play the King itself at Woodbine on Saturday. Read More...

Tourist Breaks Through in Fourstardave

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Grade I-placed multiple times, Tourist finally got his breakthrough win at the highest level Aug. 20 in the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IT) at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Disco Partner takes neck victory in Troy Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
It took a course record to beat Disco Partner two starts back in the Grade 3 Jaipur at Belmont Park. It would have taken a near course record to beat him in Saturday’s $100,000 Troy Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Deco Czar dominates MdSpWt debut

Top-five First-Crop sire Tapizar collected his sixth winner of 2016 on Saturday when Deco Czar rolled to a 6 3/4-length maiden special weight victory... Read More...

Tiznow’s Tourist wins Grade 1 Fourstardave H.

WinStar Farm's homebred Tourist turned in a stellar performance in Saturday's $500,000 Fourstardave H. (G1) at Saratoga to give the 5-year-old son of Tiznow his first graded stakes victory... Read More...

Bernier: How I’ll play Del Mar for Sunday, Aug. 21

DRF | 5 days ago
Here are a few horses to consider when constructing your wagers Sunday afternoon at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Read More...

Exaggerator Shows ‘Improvement’ in Workout

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Exaggerator, winner of the Preakness and Betfair.com Haskell Invitational (both gr. I), put in his final workout ahead of the Travers (gr. I), breezing five furlongs in 1:00.95 on Saratoga Race Course's main track Aug. 20. Read More...

Blue Point gets first stakes win in Gimcrack Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Blue Point won the first stakes of his brief career and moved to the fore of the British 2-year-old division with a three-length win in Saturday’s $262,860 Gimcrack Stakes for colts and geldings at York Racecourse. Read More...

Signature Red, Zulu Magic Get First Winners

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Michigan-based Zulu Magic picked up his first winner when Poof Its Magic drew off to victory in his debut Aug. 19 at Hazel Park. Ontario stallion Signature Red was represented by his first winner Aug. 20 when Signature Spring won at Woodbine. Read More...

Flintshire to have rabbit in Sword Dancer

DRF | 5 days ago
Not that he really needs any more help, but Flintshire, the top male turf horse in North America, might have some assistance in the form of a rabbit when he runs in next Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Sword Dancer Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Stellar Wind Back Working at Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Hronis Racing's Stellar Wind logged her first breeze Aug. 20 since she defeated three-time champion Beholder in Clement L. Hirsch (gr. I). Read More...

Pedigree Updates for the August Yearling Sale

OBS Sales | 5 days ago
The 2016  OBS August Yearling Sale is begins Tuesday , and although the catalog was printed in July, timely pedigree updates are just a click away via the sale’s Sortable Master Index on the OBS website at obssales.com.  Up to … Read More...

Groom Who Worked for Preciado Arrested

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
An attorney for embattled trainer Ramon Preciado believes the arrest of one of the trainer's former grooms, Marian Vega, lends credence to Preciado's contention that his six clenbuterol positives this year were the result of sabotage. Read More...

Exaggerator puts in solid work for Travers

DRF | 5 days ago
If there were any doubt about whether Exaggerator would run in next Saturday's Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes, it was removed after the three-time Grade 1-winning 3-year-old put in a solid five-furlong workout over Saratoga's main track Saturday. Read More...

Stellar Wind gets back to work

DRF | 5 days ago
Stellar Wind, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2015 who beat Beholder in the Grade 1 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes on July 30, worked a half-mile in 49 seconds on Saturday. Read More...

131 Cataloged for WTBOA Summer Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
There are 131 horses, including the late addition of five paddock session horses, cataloged for the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association summer yearling and mixed sale, scheduled for Aug. 23. Read More...

Bodemeister colt sparkles in MdSpWt debut at Laurel

O Dionysus powered through the Laurel Park stretch, rallying strongly from seventh with a quarter-mile to run to take his debut by a widening 2 3/4-lengths... Read More...

Eskenformoney seeks elusive stakes win in Summer Colony

DRF | 5 days ago
After a frustrating second-place finish in the Grade 3 Molly Pitcher last month at Monmouth Park, Eskenformoney appears well spotted to make amends when she faces just five other fillies and mares in Monday's $100,000 Summer Colony Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Filly breaks down badly early on Pacific Classic Day

DRF | 5 days ago
A filly broke down badly during a workout, and her rider was transported to a hospital during training Saturday morning at Del Mar, just hours before Del Mar is to present the biggest race of the summer, the $1 million Pacific Classic, featuring Beholder, California Chrome, and Dortmund. Read More...

English Holiday looks to repeat in Molson Cup

DRF | 5 days ago
Tuesday night's card at Fort Erie features a trio of $30,000 stakes races for horses who have made at least two starts at the track this year: the Molson Cup over 1 1/16 miles on turf and the Andy Passero Memorial Cup and Bob Summers Memorial Cup, both over 6 1/2 furlongs on dirt. Read More...

Nemoralia dominant in first graded stakes victory

More Than Ready's top-class 3-year-old filly Nemoralia earned her first graded stakes win on Aug.... Read More...

Frenzified takes advantage of distance in CTT and TOC Handicap

DRF | 5 days ago
After tuning up in races at a mile and 1 1/16 miles in her first two starts in this country, Frenzified finally got a chance to stretch out to a distance trainer Jim Cassidy thought would be ideal, and she responded by capturing the $78,445 CTT and TOC Handicap going 1 3/8 miles Friday at Del Mar. Read More...

Saratoga Harness: Fad Finance enters record book

DRF | 5 days ago
Fad Finance obliterated the track record for a 3-year-old trotting filly at Saratoga Harness when she won the first of a pair of New York Sire Stakes events on Friday night in 1:54 1/5, lowering the previous standard by a second and two-fifths. Non Stick won the other division, overcoming an outside journey in the opening half. Read More...

The Meadows: Callahan captures a pair of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes wins

DRF | 5 days ago
Driver Corey Callahan piloted Lookin Sharp and Black Broadway to victories in two of the three Pennsylvania Sire stakes divisions for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Friday evening at The Meadows. Miss Tezsla, driven by David Miller, took the other split. Read More...

Nonna Mela Dominant in Adirondack

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
St. Elias Stable's Nonna Mela wasn't supported too much at the betting windows, but put in the performance of a heavy favorite Aug. 19 in the Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Larry and Sharon Ross among those elected to Washington Racing Hall of Fame

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainers Larry and Sharon Ross head the list of people and horses who were elected to the Washington Racing Hall of Fame. Read More...

Nonna Mela impresses in Adirondack Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher continued his dominance of the 2-year-old filly division in New York this summer as Nonna Mela drew off to a very impressive six-length victory over Silvertoni in Friday’s $200,000 Adirondack Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Dispersal of Conquest Stables makes quality runners available

DRF | 6 days ago
Conquest Stables, which quickly became one of the nation’s leading owners, announced on Thursday that it will conduct a full dispersal at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 8/22 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 8/22 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

April grads Harlan’s Harmony, Wellabled one-two in Saratoga’s Skidmore Stakes

OBS Sales | 6 days ago
Curragh Stables’ Harlan’s Harmony is two for two and a stakes winner despite being bumped at the start of Friday’s $100,000 Skidmore Stakes at Saratoga. The 2-year-old colt by Spring At Last trailed in the early going but rallied down … Read More...

Mohawk: Monday 8/22 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 8/22 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Harlan’s Harmony finishes fast to win Skidmore Stakes

DRF | 6 days ago
Overcoming a poor start, Harlan’s Harmony came with a flying finish to run down the loose-on-the-lead Wellabled and win Friday’s $100,000 Skidmore Stakes by a head at Saratoga. Read More...

Underwhelming numbers at Northern California sale

DRF | 6 days ago
The Northern California sale of yearlings and horses of racing age may have a smaller catalog in 2017 after disappointing results for consignors this week. Read More...

Divining Rod launches comeback on closing day

DRF | 6 days ago
The Laurel Park summer meet concludes Sunday with an interesting second-level optional-claiming race on turf that will match Divining Rod, the third-place finisher in last year’s Preakness, against He’ll Pay, who is coming off a second-place finish in the Grade 3 Kent at Delaware Park. Read More...

Free: How I’ll play Pacific Classic Day at Del Mar

DRF | 6 days ago
The marquee race of the summer might not be the most attractive race on which to wager. After all, favorites should dominate the $1 million Pacific Classic on Saturday at Del Mar. Read More...

Mohaymen Drills Bullet Ahead of Travers Bid

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Shadwell Stables' Mohaymen, looking to rebound from his fourth-place finish as the favorite in the July 30 Jim Dandy (gr. II), post a bullet half-mile breeze at Saratoga Aug. 19 in his final serious move before Travers (gr. I) Aug. 27. Read More...