• Nik Juarez and Valid in Maryland

    Juarez Buys Former Mount, Millionaire Valid

    Jockey Nik Juarez kept tabs on his former mount, multiple graded stakes winner and millionaire Valid, who was sold to new connections in January. Then he purchased the horse and retired him to a farm in Maryland, where he arrived Aug. 22.

  • Copper Bullet drew away in the stretch to win the Saratoga Special by four lengths

    Copper Bullet All Business in Saratoga Special

    After a less-than-ideal trip resulted in a second-place finish in the Bashford Manor Stakes (G3), Copper Bullet delivered a professional effort to win the $200,000 Saratoga Special Stakes Presented by Coors Light (G2) Aug. 13.

  • Dacita wins the Beverly D. Stakes

    Dacita Edges Tough Rivals in Beverly D.

    With a strong drive in the stretch, Dacita managed to edge out a tough field of 10 fillies and mares to win the $600,000 Beverly D. Stakes (G1T). Dona Bruja and Grand Jete dead-heated for second. 

  • Pure Silver pulls away in the stretch to win the Adirondack Stakes

    Pure Silver Dominates Adirondack Stakes

    In her first time outside of New York-bred company, Pure Silver showed she was up to the challenge when she shook free of her competition and pulled away to win by 9 1/2 lengths in the Aug. 12 $200,000 Adirondack Stakes (G2). 

  • Brazilian Horse of the Year Enjoys New Jumper Career

    The latest addition to Xin Xu Lin's rèsumè came just a few years ago, when the Brazilian champion arrived at the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center at the Kentucky Horse Park and met his new owner, Kasia Jaskowska, who adopted him as a jumper prospect.

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    Racing NSW Buys Property for OTTBs Through Welfare Fund

    Racing NSW, the regulating body for Thoroughbred racing in New South Wales Australia, announced July 22 that it has purchased a 2,600-acre property in Capertee for the purpose of rehabilitation, retraining, and rehoming off-track Thoroughbreds.

  • Wekeela wins the Matchmaker with a ground saving trip

    Wekeela Wins Matchmaker over Miss Temple City

    A ground-saving trip on the inside by Javier Castellano enabled Wekeela to open up down the Monmouth Park stretch and best multiple grade 1 winner Miss Temple City in the $100,000 WinStar Matchmaker Stakes (G3T) July 30. 

  • Hunter O'Riley flies down the stretch to capture the  Bowling Green Stakes

    Hunter O'Riley Goes Last to First in Bowling Green

    The 16-1 longshot in the field of seven, long-distance specialist Hunter O'Riley surged down the Saratoga Race Course stretch July 29 and managed to snag a win in the final strides of the $250,000 Bowling Green Stakes (G2T). 

  • Coal Front stays undefeated with a victory in the Amsterdam Stakes

    Coal Front Continues Streak in Amsterdam

    Winning his first two starts by a combined 9 1/4 lengths, Coal Front took another step forward in his short career when he extended his win streak to three races and picked up his first graded score in the $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes (G2). 

  • Sharp Azteca wins the Hardacre Mile Gulfstream Park Handicap

    Sharp Azteca, Classy Class Head Monmouth Cup

    Coming off a game runner-up effort to Mor Spirit last month in the Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap (G1), Sharp Azteca aims to find his way back to the winner's circle in the Monmouth Cup Stakes (G3) July 30.

  • Abel Tasman grinds out a win in the CCA Oaks

    Gutsy Move Gets Abel Tasman CCA Oaks Win

    A gusty move to the front of the six-horse field on Abel Tasman from jockey Mike Smith after the first quarter-mile earned the Quality Road filly her third consecutive grade 1 victory in the $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (G1).

  • Firenze Fire holds off Free Drop Billy in the Sanford Stakes

    Firenze Fire Upsets Sanford Stakes

    Mr Amore Stables' homebred Firenze Fire rolled past the frontrunner and fended off a late challenge in the stretch to upset the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (G3) at Saratoga Race Course July 22

  • Tiz a Slam training at Woodbine

    Tiz a Slam Heads Prince of Wales Stakes

    Queen's Plate Stakes runner-up Tiz a Slam and multiple graded stakes placed State of Honor are set to face off again in the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie July 25

  • Iron Fist wins the Cornhusker Handicap

    Iron Fist Keeps Rolling in Cornhusker

    After many close placings in graded stakes races, Whispering Oaks Farm's Iron Fist finally notched his first graded stakes win in the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (G3) at Prairie Meadows July 8.

  • Dona Bruja wins the Modesty Handicap

    Dona Bruja Two-For-Two in US With Modesty Win

    In just her second start in the United States, Dona Bruja (ARG) has already proved that she's a force to be reckoned with on the grass as she easily swept by five rivals to take the $100,000 Modesty Handicap (G3T) July 8.

  • Mythical Mission finishes a length behind Holy Helena in the Woodbine Oaks

    Mythical Mission Heads Bison City Stakes

    Runner up last out in the Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser, Sam-Son Farm homebred Mythical Mission looks to notch her first stakes victory in the $225,000 Bison City Stakes July 9 at Woodbine.

  • Hence seeks another graded win in the Iowa Derby

    Hence Heads Field of Nine in Iowa Derby

    Calumet Farm's homebred Hence will attempt to get back to the winner's circle after two off-the-board finishes in the first two legs of the Triple Crown when he lines up against eight other sophomore colts in the $250,000 Iowa Derby (G3). 

  • Green Mask and Javier Castellano take the Highlander by two lengths

    Green Mask Powers to Highlander Score

    Finishing a close second in last year's event, Green Mask was determined to be the winner this time as he powered down the Woodbine stretch to victory in the $250,000 Highlander Stakes (G2T) July 2. 

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    CANTER PA Promotes Rider Education Through Scholarship

    The Pennsylvania chapter of the Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER) awarded scholarships to three off-track Thoroughbred owners in the Mid-Atlantic region to further promote their riding and training education.

  • Crawdaddy digs in to get by rivals in the New York Stallion Series Stakes

    Crawdaddy Two-For-Two After NYSS Score

    After some difficulty loading into the starting gate, Gold Square's Crawdaddy became a stakes winner in his second start June 25 at Belmont Park in the $100,000 New York Stallion Series Stakes.

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    TRF Fundraising Initiative Gives Ownership Feel

    An initiative launched by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation gives donors an opportunity to help provide for the care of a former racehorse while getting the feel of horse ownership without the added responsibilities.

  • Holy Helena scores in the Woodbine Oaks

    Holy Helena Surges to Woodbine Oaks Victory

    In a late charge, Stronach Stables' homebred Holy Helena stormed down the middle of the Woodbine stretch to defeat 11 others by a length in the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser June 11. 

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    Little Red Feather Expands Network into Aftercare

    The Little Red Feather partnership has been at the forefront of innovation for Thoroughbred ownership groups. From launching in 2002, the group has more than 300 partners, has successfully crowdsourced a winner through their LRF Thoroughbred Fund.

  • Lady Aurelia pulls ahead of Bound for Nowhere at Keeneland

    Ward Contingent Set for Royal Ascot Invasion

    Trainer Wesley Ward sent out 11 workers in five separate groups the morning of June 5 on Keeneland's turf course, headed by European champion Lady Aurelia who is bound for Royal Ascot a second straight year.

  • Wicklow Brave wins the 2016 Irish St. Leger

    Euro Invaders to Line Up for Belmont Gold Cup

    Six European invaders will line up to take on three U.S. graded stakes winners in a field of 14 for the $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational Stakes (G3T) over two miles on the Widener turf course June 9. 

  • Oscar Performance wins the 2017 Pennine Ridge Stakes

    Oscar Performance Wires Pennine Ridge

    After finishing off the board in his two other tries this year, Amerman Racing's homebred Oscar Performance won the Pennine Ridge Stakes (G3T) June 3 at Belmont Park.

  • Weekend Hideaway holds on in the Commentator Stakes

    Weekend Hideaway Repeats in Commentator

    On Belmont Park's Big Apple Showcase Day card featuring six stakes for New York-breds worth $900,000, Empire State stalwart Weekend Hideaway held on to win his second consecutive $200,000 Commentator Stakes by a nose over Diversify. 

  • Danzing Candy

    Danzing Candy Wires Lone Star Handicap

    Danzing Candy was sent off as the 1-5 favorite in the five-horse field of the $200,000 Lone Star Handicap (G3), leading at every call in the 1 1/16-mile test and crossing the wire 4 3/4 lengths in front.

  • Finley'sluckycharm wins the 2017 Winning Colors Stakes

    Finley'sluckycharm Romps in Winning Colors

    Finley'sluckycharm broke sharply and never looked back as she romped by 5 1/2 lengths to score her first graded stakes win, the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs May 27.