Thoroughbred News

Miyadi Suspended by CHRB After Altercation

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The California Horse Racing Board suspended trainer Steve Miyadi's license Sept. 25, following an incident Sept. 23, in which he shoved CHRB commissioner and active jockey Alex Solis. Read More...

Runhappy in Final Drill for Return

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
James McIngvale's champion sprint male Runhappy worked five furlongs in :58 1/5 Sept. 25 at Keeneland in preparation for his 2016 debut in Churchill Downs' Oct. 1 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III). Read More...

Runhappy Logs Final Drill for Return

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
James McIngvale's champion sprint male Runhappy worked five furlongs in :58 1/5 Sept. 25 at Keeneland in preparation for his 2016 debut in Churchill Downs' Oct. 1 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III). Read More...

Mohawk: Milton Stakes final won by Lady Shadow

DRF | 5 days ago
2-5 favorite Lady Shadow had to work to get the lead, but once she got it, she didn't relinquish it, winning the C$311,000 Milton Stakes final for open pacing mares at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:50. Read More...

Yonkers: New York Sire Stakes champions crowned

DRF | 5 days ago
Track record performances by Barn Bella and Funknwaffles headlined the New York Sire Stakes finals for 2- and 3-year-olds of both sexes and gaits that were held on Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway. Each championship event carried a purse of $225,000. Read More...

Mines and Magic delivers as Dogwood favorite

DRF | 5 days ago
Mines and Magic burst through an opening at the top of the stretch and went on to hold off a late bid from Wonderment in posting her first stakes victory Saturday night in the 41st running of the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Hoosier Park: Hannelore Hanover defeats male foes in Centaur Trotting Classic

DRF | 5 days ago
Hannelore Hanover regained her winning form with a dominant performance in the $220,000 Centaur Trotting Classic at Hoosier Park on Saturday night. A supplemental entry to the event, Hannelore Hanover and driver Yannick Gingras scored in 1:52 4/5 as the 1-5 favorite in the field of 10. Read More...

Hoosier Park: Always B Miki best in Hoosier Park Pacing Derby

DRF | 5 days ago
Always B Miki had the rail and wanted control of the $170,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby on Saturday night. With David Miller in the bike, the 5-year-old son of Always A Virgin, returning to his home state, went down the road in a 1:48 2/5 mile as the prohibitive 1-20 favorite. Read More...

Parx handle of $9.6 million second-best in track’s history

DRF | 5 days ago
Parx Racing handled $9.6 million on Saturday, the second-highest in track history, according to Joe Wilson, the chief operating officer of Parx. Read More...

Accelerate survives inquiry in Los Alamitos Derby

DRF | 5 days ago
Feisty in the gate and wide throughout the race, Accelerate won his third consecutive start in Saturday’s $201,035 Los Alamitos Derby, but only after surviving a six-minute inquiry into an incident in the final furlong. Read More...

Accelerate Finds Just Enough in Los Al Derby

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Hronis Racing's Accelerate took the long way around the racetrack and had to wait out a lengthy inquiry, but was able to survive both to win his graded stakes debut Sept. 24 in the $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II). Read More...

Hoosier Park: Fear The Dragon finishes first in Elevation

DRF | 5 days ago
Even-money favorite Fear The Dragon came up the passing lane to take the lead, then held off a determined late charge by Ocean Colony to claim a 1:50 4/5 victory in the $140,000 Elevation for 2-year-old pacing colts on Saturday night at Hoosier Park. Read More...

Senor Guitar First Winner for Star Guitar

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Louisiana-bred standout Star Guitar, a winner of 22 stakes in the Pelican State, saw his first winner as a stallion Sept. 24 when Clifford Grum's homebred Senor Guitar rallied from fifth to score a clear win in a Churchill Downs maiden-claiming race. Read More...

Hoosier Park: Idyllic Beach blows out field in Kentuckiana Stallion Management

DRF | 5 days ago
Idyllic Beach was in front at every call on her way to a dominating 1:52 2/5 victory in the $246,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday night at Hoosier Park. Read More...

Strong Handle for Commonwealth Cup Day

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Maryland Jockey Club reports total handle Saturday on Laurel Park's Commonwealth Day was up 72.5 percent from last year. Read More...

Connect outshines big-name stars in Pennsylvania Derby

DRF | 5 days ago
Connect, given a ground-saving ride in the 1 1/8-mile Pennsylvania Derby by Javier Castellano, held off Gun Runner through the final furlong to win by a half-length Saturday at Parx Racing. Read More...

Mrs McDougal leads Noble Damsel start to finish

DRF | 5 days ago
A change of tactics led to a change of fortune for Mrs McDougal, who led from start to finish in winning Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

Songbird runs away with Cotillion triumph

DRF | 5 days ago
You couldn’t wipe the smile off jockey Mike Smith’s face. It wasn’t just that Songbird won Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Cotillion at Parx Racing, it was how she did it. Read More...

Rock N Sake, My Queen Olivia wins first stakes on closing day

DRF | 5 days ago
Rock N Sake and My Queen Olivia both became stakes winners on Saturday, when they accounted for a pair of turf races for 3-year-olds on the final card of the Louisiana Downs meet. Read More...

Valdivia, Rivelli Take Arlington Titles Again

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr., trainer Larry Rivelli, and Vince Foglia's Patricia's Hope all repeated their 2015 meet titles at the conclusion of Arlington International Racecourse's 74-day meet Sept. 24. Read More...

Mrs McDougal Shows the Way in Noble Damsel

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A change in tactics proved to be the winning decision for Mr. and Mrs. William Warren's Mrs McDougal Sept. 24 in the $200,000 Noble Damsel (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park. Read More...

Deeply Undervalued adds to Brown’s big day by taking Commonwealth Derby

DRF | 5 days ago
Deeply Undervalued could not quite win a first-level allowance race last month at Saratoga, but on Saturday at Laurel Park he was up in time to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Commonwealth Derby. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 9/26 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 9/26 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Caren, Are You Kidding Me Score at Woodbine

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Dual Canadian classic winner Caren led at every point of call and posted her first graded win by the slimmest margin in the $150,000 Ontario Colleen (Can-IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies Sept. 24 at Woodbine. Read More...

Mohawk: Monday 9/26 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 9/26 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Connect Bounces Back in Pennsylvania Derby

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
After a poor performance in his first graded stakes try in the Travers Stakes (gr. I), late-developing 3-year-old Connect bounced back with a narrow win over Gun Runner in the $1.25 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 24 at Parx Racing. Read More...

Caren holds on by nose in Ontario Colleen

DRF | 5 days ago
A determined Caren notched her first graded stakes when she barely took the $175,300 Ontario Colleen Stakes over a charging Shake Down Baby at Woodbine on Saturday. Read More...

Deeply Undervalued Wins Commonwealth Derby

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Deeply Undervalued made the best of her stakes debut Sept. 24 with a closing score in the $200,000 Commonwealth Derby (gr. IIT) at Laurel Park. Read More...

Noholdingback Bear regroups, rallies in Gallant Bob Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Noholdingback Bear ran into traffic entering the far turn of the Grade 3 Gallant Bob Stakes at Parx Racing on Saturday, but jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva kept cool, regrouped, and then rallied in the stretch to score by 1 1/4 lengths in the six-furlong stakes for 3-year-olds. Read More...

Eightthehardway earns first stakes victory in Catlaunch

DRF | 5 days ago
Eightthehardway, who picked up small pieces of purses in three stakes since he was claimed for $20,000 in mid-March, finally broke through with the first stakes victory of his 27-race career in Saturday’s $75,000 Catlaunch at Thistledown. Read More...

Blacktype wins third straight in Commonwealth Turf Cup

DRF | 5 days ago
Late-blooming 5-year-old Blacktype won his third race in a row and second straight graded stakes when he beat longshot Top of Mine and favored Force the Pass by a half-length Saturday at Laurel Park in the Grade 2, $200,000 Commonwealth Turf Cup. Read More...

Keeneland Sale Continues on Par With 2015

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Buyers with unfilled orders continued to shop the Keeneland September yearling sale during the Sept. 24 penultimate session as numbers for the marathon auction are nearly identical to 2015. Read More...

Cyrus Alexander uses late surge en route to Frosted triumph

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer came to Parx Racing on Saturday primarily to win the $1 million Cotillion Stakes with undefeated Songbird, but he took home some walking-around money after Cyrus Alexander got up in the final strides to win the $150,000 Frosted Stakes. Read More...

Songbird Untouchable in Cotillion

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The champion filly toyed with fellow grade I winners Carina Mia and Cathryn Sophia Sept. 24 at Parx Racing, then built her win streak to 11 with a clear victory under a hand ride from Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith. Read More...

Noholdingback Bear in Gallant Bob Stakes

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
After twice settling for minor placings in graded stakes, Noholdingback Bear would not be denied in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (gr. III) as he rallied four wide in the stretch to secure his first graded stakes victory. Read More...

My Impression finds winning opening in Commonwealth Oaks

DRF | 5 days ago
A week after winning the Sands Point, a Grade 2 turf race for 3-year-old fillies, with On Leave, trainer Shug McGaughey won the Grade 2, $150,000 Commonwealth Oaks, another 3-year-old filly grass race, with My Impression. Read More...

Blacktype Wins Record Commonwealth Turf Cup

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Jump Sucker Stables' Blacktype set a course record Sept. 24 in the $200,000 Commonwealth Turf Cup (gr. IIT) at Laurel Park, running a mile in 1:33.43 on the Maryland oval's All Along turf course. Read More...

Three Rules, Cajun Delta Dawn tune up for Sire Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Three Rules and Cajun Delta Dawn, who will attempt to sweep their respective divisions of the Florida Sire Series for 2-year-olds, the $500,000 In Reality and My Dear Girl stakes, here next Saturday, tuned up by working five furlongs each Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Kharafa makes Ashley T. Cole Stakes first victory of year

DRF | 5 days ago
Kharafa, rallying from off the pace under Antonio Gallardo, went by pace-setting Latigo Trail outside the eighth pole and got to the wire three quarters of a length ahead of Offering Plan, the 9-5 favorite, to win the Ashley T. Cole Stakes at Belmont on Saturday. Read More...

Keeneland September: Polarized market emerges heading into final book

DRF | 5 days ago
The polarization of the marketplace became more apparent as the Keeneland September yearling sale moved into Book 6 on Saturday, with comparable figures at the top of the marketplace but declines in overall returns and a much higher buyback rate. Read More...

Tepin Among Stakes Nominees at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Robert Masterson's brilliant mare Tepin, the reigning champion turf female, headlines the list of horses nominated to Keeneland's Fall Stars Weekend Oct. 7-9, opening weekend of the Lexington track's fall meet. Read More...

Are You Kidding Me takes easy victory in Durham Cup

DRF | 5 days ago
Are You Kidding Me parlayed an ideal stalking trip into a comfortable score under Alan Garcia in the $162,000 Durham Cup at Woodbine on Saturday, giving trainer Roger Attfield his seventh win in the Grade 3 stakes. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup candidates working for preparation races

DRF | 5 days ago
Everything is heating up at Santa Anita – triple-digit temperatures are forecast for Sunday and there were workouts Saturday by several Breeders’ Cup candidates. Read More...

Black Heart Bart, Bon Aurum Win at Caulfield

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Black Heart Bart set up a show down with superstar mare Winx in two weeks time with his Sept. 24 romp in the Underwood (Aus-I) at Caulfield. Read More...

King: Los Alamitos pick four for Saturday, Sept. 24

DRF | 5 days ago
This is a fine-tuned play from a “caveman” ticket I put together in DRF TicketMaker for the late pick four using the “ABC” system of ranking horses in Formulator. Read More...

‘Lion’ Front-Running Upsetter in Middle Park

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Last Lion led all the way and scored a 25-1 upset over favorite Blue Point in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes (Eng-I) for 2-year-olds Sept. 24 at Newmarket. Read More...

Are You Kidding Me adds Durham Cup (G3) to resume

Are You Kidding Me, Run Away and Hide's champion older horse of 2015 in Canada, chalked up Graded Stakes win number six with an easy score in Saturday's $162,000 Durham Cup S. (G3)... Read More...

Hong Kong Selections for Sept. 25, 2016

DRF | 5 days ago
Hong Kong Selections for Sept. 25, 2016 Read More...

O’Brien sweeps exacta in Cheveley Park as Lady Aurelia runs third

DRF | 5 days ago
Brave Anna and Roly Poly gave Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien a sweep of the exacta in Saturday’s $234,000 Cheveley Park Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Newmarket, England, at the expense of the previously unbeaten Lady Aurelia, who finished third. Read More...

Lexie Lou Officially Retired

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Toronto icon and 2014 Canadian Horse of the Year Lexie Lou has officially been retired from racing, according to trainer Mark Casse. Read More...