Thoroughbred News

Late Kick Delivers the American to Divisidero

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Gunpowder Farms' 3-year-old son of Kitten's Joy wins his first graded stakes in his third lifetime start in the 1 1/16-mile turf event at Churchill Downs May 2. Read More...

Dubawi Colt Signals Derby Intent at Newmarket

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2015 12:25 PM ET 6th at NMT (NEWMARKET)Listed Harbour Watch Newmarket S.     Winner: Best of Times (GB) by Dubawi (Ire) Godolphin's Best of Times (GB) (Dubaw... Read More...

Competitive Edge wins Pat Day Mile convincingly

DRF | 4 days ago
After Competitive Edge remained unbeaten with a 4 1/2-length score in the Grade 3, $200,000 Pat Day Mile, his first try at that distance, on Saturday at Churchill Downs, trainer Todd Pletcher raised a scary possibility. Read More...

Competitive Edge Takes Pat Day Mile

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Competitive Edge preserved his perfect record May 2 despite time on the sidelines, charging to victory in the $200,000 Pat Day Mile (gr. III) at Churchill Downs to make it four in a row. Read More...

Delicacy Shoots Clear in Schweppes Oaks

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Western Australia's star filly Delicacy ran down pacesetter Fenway and won the AUS$400,000 Australasian Oaks (Aus-I) May 2 at Morphettville. Read More...

No Firm Plans for Lovely Maria, ‘Chatterbox’

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Lovely Maria shipped back to Keeneland shortly after her May 1 victory and came out of the race in good order, trainer Larry Jones said May 2. Read More...

Tonalist cruises in return

Tapit’s 2014 Belmont S. (G1) winner Tonalist returned to the scene of his greatest victory on Saturday to capture the $150,000 Westchester S. (G3). Read More...

Gleneagles Swoops to Two Thousand Guineas Win

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Gleneagles cruised to a clear win in the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) May 2 at Newmarket and provided trainer Aidan O'Brien a record-equaling seventh victory in Europe's first classic of the year. Read More...

Kentucky Derby Scene Setter

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Kentucky Derby day scene setter with Claire Novak at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2015. Read More...

Guineas Glory For Galileo’s Gleneagles

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2015 11:11 AM ET 4th at NMT (NEWMARKET)G1 Qipco 2000 Guineas S.     Winner: Gleneagles (Ire) by Galileo (Ire) Michael Tabor's Gleneagles (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}... Read More...

Barretts May juvenile, racing age catalog now online

DRF | 4 days ago
The catalog for the 2015 Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age is now available online, featuring 151 horses on offer. Read More...

Competitive Edge rolls to victory in Grade 3 Pat Day Mile

Top-10 Second Crop sire Super Saver’s Competitive Edge scored an easy victory in the $200,000 Pat Day Mile (G3) on Derby Day at Churchill Downs... Read More...

2015 June Two-Year-Olds & Horses of Racing Age

OBS Sales | 4 days ago
JUNE TWO-YEAR-OLDS & HORSES OF RACING AGESale Dates:Tuesday – FridayJune 16 – 19, 2015  10:30 a. m. Under Tack ShowMonday – SaturdayJune 8 – 13, 2015   7:30 a.m.  Read More...

Turf writer Dan Farley dies at age 72

DRF | 4 days ago
Dan Farley, an award-winning turf writer and former president of the National Turf Writers Association, died Friday at a Mechanicsville, Va., hospital. He was 72. Read More...

Late Show By Dalakhani’s Second Step in the Jockey Club

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2015 10:28 AM ET 3rd at NMT (NEWMARKET)G2 Dunaden At Overbury Jockey Club S.     Winner: Second Step (Ire) by Dalakhani (Ire) Merry Fox Stud's Second Step (I... Read More...

Racing Voices: Holy Giacomoly!

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
As Giacomo ran right by us and I could clearly identify him, I leaned over to my wife and said "I think he is going to run by them all!" And he did. Read More...

2015 Kentucky Oaks Race Sequence

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Relive Lovely Maria's victory in the 2015 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow. Read More...

Award-Winning Turf Writer Farley Dies

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Dan Farley, an award-winning turf writer and former president of the National Turf Writers Association, died May 1, in a Mechanicsville, Va., hospital. He was 72. Read More...

International Star Out of the Derby

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2015 9:58 AM ET International Star (Fusaichi Pegasus) has been scratched from the GI Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Positive ROI report: Baffert strong after layoff

DRF | 4 days ago
Cat Burglar (#6, ML 4-1) returns for the first time since June 14 in Saturday’s fourth race at Churchill Downs, a one-mile optional claimer. Trainer Bob Baffert is winning at 32 percent clip when starting a horse coming off a layoff longer than 180 days, for a return on investment of $2.45. Read More...

DRF Live! Video: Kentucky Derby Day

DRF | 4 days ago
Watch DRF Live! for all-day video coverage of the Kentucky Derby card here. http://live.drf.com Read More...

Weather Setting Up for Large Derby Crowd

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
With a 10:30 a.m. first race post time, hopefuls for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) went to the track early May 2 and then returned to their respective barns to await the classic later in the afternoon. Read More...

International Star Scratched from the Derby

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's International Star has been scratched from today's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Several other horses owned by the Ramseys have been scratched from the May 2 Churchill card. Read More...

International Star scratched from Kentucky Derby

DRF | 4 days ago
International Star has been scratched from the 141st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, it was announced shortly after 9:30 a.m. Eastern on Saturday. His defection leaves a field of 18. Read More...

Key Race report: Fear back in maiden claimer

DRF | 4 days ago
Fear (#1, ML 6-1) will return to action in Saturday’s 12th race at Belmont Park, a six-furlong maiden claimer on turf. It will be his first start since a third-place finish by 3 1/4 lengths in a maiden race March 22 at Gulfstream Park. The first-, second-, and fourth-place finishers from that race came back to win their next starts. Read More...

Half to Poulains Winner Style Vendome Graduates at Chantilly

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2015 8:15 AM ET 1st at CHY (CHANTILLY)?25,000 Prix des Trois Massifs     Winner: Luxe Vendome (Fr) by Kendargent (Fr) Al Shaqab Racing's Luxe Vendome (Fr) (K... Read More...

Trainers dreaming big on picture-perfect Derby Day

DRF | 4 days ago
Wake up. Shake off the fatigue. The day that drives the Thoroughbred industry is dawning. “I think you have to dream,” assistant trainer Norman Casse said. “I’m not exaggerating – I think about it at least once a day every day. The Kentucky Derby’s why I do it. I think everyone should have something like that to drive them, and the Derby’s what drives me.” Read More...

Wire Me Bessie impresses in Tellike Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Under confident handling by Joe Patin, a winner of two races on the undercard, Wire Me Bessie eased out around the leaders entering the stretch and stormed home by four expanding lengths in Friday night’s $60,000 Tellike Stakes at Evangeline Downs. Read More...

A M Milky Way by a neck in Golden Circle Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
A M Milky Way won a prolonged stretch battle with even-money favorite Recount to prevail by a neck in Friday night's $75,000 Golden Circle Stakes. Read More...

Elm Park Scratched From Guineas

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2015 7:22 AM ET Qatar Racing's G1 Racing Post Trophy winner Elm Park (GB) (Phoenix Reach {Ire}) scratched from the G1 2000 Guineas Read More...

Texas Air scores upset in Texas Mile

DRF | 4 days ago
Texas Air did his home state proud Friday night at Lone Star Park, where he closed with a rush to capture the Grade 3, $200,000 Texas Mile at 24-1. He won by three-quarters of a length over Hip Four Sixtynine, while it was another neck back to Rise Up in third. Read More...

Slideshow: Kentucky Derby Week 2015

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Images from the week leading up to the 141st Kentucky Derby and Oaks. Read More...

Miracles Of Life (Aus) Back To Where It All Began

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2015 3:11 AM ET 7th at MRP (MORPHETTVILLE)G1 Robert Sangster S. (A$400k)     Winner: Miracles Of Life (Aus) by Not A Single Doubt (Aus) Second Group 1 victor... Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Friday, May 01, 2015 11:27 PM ET With the 11th-hour defection of Zayat Stables' El Kabeir (Scat Daddy), a field of 19 3-year-olds will parade... Read More...

Texas Air Springs Upset in Texas Mile

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Paul Rigali Jr.'s homebred Texas Air put away a field almost entirely composed of out-of-state invaders to claim the $200,000 Texas Mile (gr. III) May 1 under the lights at Lone Star Park. Read More...

Going From Broadway to Racing’s Biggest Stage

Philip S. Birsh, the president and chief executive of Playbill, owns Tencendur, the Wood Memorial runner-up, who will compete in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. Read More...

El Kabeir May Be Scratched From Kentucky Derby

El Kabeir, who excelled in prep races in New York, may have a bruised inside quarter. Read More...

At Long Last, a Kentucky Derby Only About the Horses

American Pharoah leads a deep crop of 3-year-olds into Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, for which the quality of the horses has been the prominent story line. Read More...

Lovely Maria Wins Kentucky Oaks

Lovely Maria won the 141st Kentucky Oaks by two and three-quarter lengths against Shook Up at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Read More...

Lovely Maria Wins Kentucky Oaks, Capping Comeback for Injured Trainer

It was an emotional finish for the trainer Larry Jones, who nearly died in a riding accident last year, and Kerwin Clark, 56, the oldest jockey to win the Oaks. Read More...

Second Group 1 victory for Miracles of Life

Arrowfield Stud | 4 days ago
Not A Single Doubt's 2013 Blue Diamond winner has returned to the Group 1 winner's circle in Adelaide where she is celebrated as a hometown heroine... Read More...

Slideshow: Kentucky Oaks 141

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A visual review of the 2015 Kentucky Oaks, from the prelims, to the race, to the celebrations afterwards. Read More...

Record Handle, Attendance for Kentucky Oaks

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Wagering from all sources on both the full 12-race Kentucky Oaks Day card and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) alone was the highest all-time. Read More...

Barretts May Sale Catalog Available Online

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A catalog of 151 horses for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age is now online and will be mailed soon. Read More...

Churchill sees record Oaks Day handle, attendance

DRF | 4 days ago
Buoyed by ideal weather and a full field in a competitive Kentucky Oaks, attendance and wagering were both records for the Friday Oaks card at Churchill Downs in Louisville, according to figures released by the track. Read More...

Hersh: Kentucky Derby Day pick five play

DRF | 4 days ago
Hard to resist any sequence landing on the Kentucky Derby, isn’t it? And at a 50-cent base bet, the pick five encompassing races 7 to 11 and landing on the Derby seems – before it unfolds, at least – fairly manageable for a player on a budget. Let’s go race by race. Read More...

Lovely Maria’s Oaks win a coup for freshman sire Majesticperfection

DRF | 4 days ago
When a stallion prospect retires to the breeding shed, he goes in with the hope that his first foals are capable of winning major races in the spring four years later. Lovely Maria did just that for her sire Majesticperfection, winning the Kentucky Oaks on Friday by 2 ¾ lengths and giving the stallion a signature victory from his first crop. Read More...

Kentucky Oaks Wrap

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Claire Novak recaps Lovely Maria's victory in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and updates the condition of Sarah Sis, who was pulled up. Read More...

Apprentice Kelly Gets First Win in Indiana

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Jockey Geena Kelly guided in her first career winner April 28 when Voter rallied from last to capture the sixth race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Read More...

Majesticperfection’s Lovely Maria Gives Jones’ Third Oaks Win

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Friday, May 01, 2015 6:11 PM ET 11th at CDX (Churchill Downs)GI Kentucky Oaks     Winner: Lovely Maria by Majesticperfection Lovely Maria (Majestic Perfection) gives Brereton ... Read More...