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Trainer’s strategy pays off as Benbang takes Blue Sparkler

By: Marcus Hersh DRF Trainer Jonathan Thomas entered the 3-year-old…

Aloha West Returns to Winning Ways in Kelly’s Landing

The 2021 Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) winner notched his first…

Nest Installed as 5-2 Kentucky Oaks Favorite

Ashland Stakes (G1) winner heads group of 14 for May…

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Practical Joke Filly Professional for Pletcher; Named ‘Rising Star’

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Todd Pletcher were represented by Saturday’s romping GI Coaching Club American Oaks winner Nest (Curlin), and wasted little time unveiling their next generation of potential stakes runners as juvenile filly Kaling (Practical Joke) turned in a promising and professional debut worthy of a ‘TDN Rising Star’ nod.

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Trainer’s strategy pays off as Benbang takes Blue Sparkler

By: Marcus Hersh DRF Trainer Jonathan Thomas entered the 3-year-old fillies Benbang and Empress Tigress in the Coronation Stakes on Friday at Saratoga and the Blue Sparkler on Saturday at Monmouth Park. On Friday, he scratched Benbang and won the Coronation with Empress Tigress, and on Saturday Thomas won the $100,000 Blue Sparkler with Benbang. Benbang […]

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Crown Winds Down With Fillies to Remember

By: Jay Hovdey BloodHorse Now that the 2022 Triple Crown has been safely put to bed, with the names of Rich Strike , Early Voting , and Mo Donegal  etched firmly into history, let’s take a look at the messages left behind. First up—attendance. Three of the 20 horses who ran in the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) ran […]

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