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Three Cheers to the Breeder! Guillaume Vitse Breeds a Breeders Cup winner in Unquestionable

Just five years after he set out on his own, Guillaume Vitse finds himself a Breeders' Cup-winning breeder. He tells his story in this video, presented by Three Chimneys.

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Morning Workouts with the Kentucky Derby and Oaks Contenders

Follow along with some of the contenders of the 2024 Kentucky Derby and Oaks as they prepare for the first weekend in May.

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Sierra Leone and Brook Smith shine a light on Backside Learning Center

Brook Smith, the co-owner of Sierra Leone, hopes to get the word out on the Backside Learning Center as his colt Sierra Leone represents the program at the 2024 GI Kentucky Derby.

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Shoot It True Gets Latest Rising Star Nod for Munnings

Shoot It True, a daughter of Coolmore's ultra-consistent top sire Munnings, was the first TDN Rising Star of the 2024 Keeneland Spring Meet.

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Trainer Danny Gargan Talks Blue Grass Contender Dornoch

Trainer Danny Gargan is confident that Saturday's GI Blue Grass S. can be a learning opportunity for his star pupil Dornoch. The son of Good Magic looks to follow in his full-brother Mage's footsteps with a win in the GI Kentucky Derby.

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Shawhan Place Celebrates Milestone Weekend

It was a milestone weekend for Shawhan Place as two horses foaled and raised at their farm celebrated breakout victories. Senor Buscador won the $20 million Saudi Cup and Lemon Muffin broke her maiden in the GIII Honeybee S.

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Lusail, the First Son of Mehmas in France

The talented Lusail stands out as the first son of Mehmas to stand in France. Al Shaqab stud manager Benoit Jeffroy sits down to discuss the winner of the G2 July S. and G2 Gimcrack.

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Beholder's Curlin Colt Learns the Ropes of the Racetrack

A son of two Hall of Famers, the Curlin colt out of the great racemare Beholder stamped his presence when he sold for $4 million at the 2022 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale. Now, days before he turns 2 years old, the chestnut is learning the ropes of the racetrack at Eddie Woods Stables. We checked in on the youngster here.

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Breeders' Cup: Celebrating 40 Years of the Breeders' Cup

To commemorate the 40th running of the Breeders' Cup in 2023, the TDN's Sarah Andrew and Jill Williams embarked on a journey to pay tribute to 40 Breeders' Cup champions. Through photos and storytelling, the project soon became a celebration of how these superstars have impacted the lives of the people who care for them.

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Uncle Mo's Royal Slipper Shines at Keeneland

Royal Slipper, a daughter of Uncle Mo trained by Wesley Ward, was impressive in her maiden victory. She was the first TDN rising star of the 2023 Keeneland fall meet.

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West Saratoga takes trainer on his first road to the Kentucky Derby

Trainer Larry Demeritte earned one of the biggest wins of his career with West Saratoga's score in the GIII Iroquois S. They continue on the road to the Kentucky Derby next in the GI Claiborne Breeders' Futurity.

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Insole and Newland Team Up For Exciting New Venture

In August of this year it was announced that established national hunt trainer Dr Richard Newland was to expand his operation with a flat yard and new training partnership with Jamie Insole. Insole has been busy buying yearlings for the new venture and took some time out to tell TDN about the exciting opportunity.

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