Thoroughbred News

Harness: Lexington Selected Yearling Sale up 21.6%

DRF | 2 hours ago
The 2014 Lexington Selected Sale got off to a fast start and never petered out as 97 yearlings were hammered down during day one of the five-day sale. Demolishing the 2013 average per horse of $86,324, the opening night consignment was up over 21 percent at $104,959. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 5 hours ago
Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:59 PM ET We have a complete recap of Tuesday's Goffs Orby sale from Emma Berry and we preview Wednesday's... Read More...

Broughton Kitten Charges Late

TDN | 7 hours ago
Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 5:45 PM ET 8th at IND (Indiana Downs)Msw ($32k)     Winner: Broughton Kiten by Kitten's Joy Broughton Kitten (c, 2, Kitten's Joy) graduates in his ... Read More...

Tracks Find Human Touch Key With New Apps

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
In trying to introduce customers to new technology such as track wagering apps and web-based platforms, racetracks are finding a human touch-and a little cash -- still helps. Read More...

Keeneland Secures Seventh Simulcast Award

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Keeneland earned its seventh Simulcast Award for production excellence Sept. 30 at the International Simulcast Conference in Delray Beach, Fla. Read More...

Added-Gaming Funds More Than Third of Purses

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
According to a Thoroughbred Racing Associations study, money from added-gaming sources now accounts for more than one-third of the purse money awarded in U.S. Thoroughbred racing. Read More...

Alcibiades Kicks Off Return to Keeneland Dirt

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
A field of 13 2-year-old fillies, headed by Fashion Alert, clash Oct. 3. Read More...

Galileo colt tops first session of Goffs Orby sale

DRF | 9 hours ago
M.V. Magnier, representing the Coolmore partnership, signed the ticket on a $1.89 million Galileo colt to headline Tuesday’s opening session of the Goffs Orby sale in Co. Kildare, Ireland. Read More...

Northville Downs surrenders 2014 Thoroughbred license

DRF | 9 hours ago
Northville Downs has scrapped plans to conduct its inaugural Thoroughbred meet about two weeks before it was scheduled to begin, having voluntarily submitted its Thoroughbred and mixed-breed licenses to the Michigan Gaming Control Board last Friday. Read More...

2015 Dates Conflict at Two Kentucky Tracks

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
A conflict over 2015 dates' requests for Churchill Downs and Kentucky Downs arose Sept. 30 when the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's dates committee held the first of several meetings to consider the state's calendar. Read More...

Galileo Colt Leads Strong Goffs Orby Session

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Irish owner, breeder, and trainer Jim Bolger's Remondstown House Stud sold the session topper on day one of the Goffs Orby yearling sale, a Galileo colt for E1.5 million ($1,894,368 in United States funds). Read More...

Big Brown Colt Tops Magic Millions 2YO Sale

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
A colt by U.S. champion and Central Kentucky sire Big Brown sold in Australia for the highest price at the Magic Millions Gold Coast 2-year-olds in training sale Sept. 30. Read More...

Lemon Drop Dream Takes on Seven in Phoenix

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Mike McCarty's Lemon Drop Dream tops a field of eight sprinters in the 162nd running of the $200,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (gr. III) Oct. 3, on opening day of Keeneland's fall meet. Read More...

Hong Kong Sprinter to Have U.S. Prep for BC

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Rich Tapestry, who is looking to become the first horse from Hong Kong to compete in a California stakes, went for an easy gallop at Santa Anita Sept. 30. Read More...

Banke, Haggin Join Keeneland Advisory Board

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Stonestreet Farm owner Barbara R. Banke and prominent horseman Ben Haggin have been chosen as the newest members of Keeneland's advisory board of directors. Read More...

Grade 3 winner Fiftyshadesofgold retired

DRF | 10 hours ago
Fiftyshadesofgold, who won the Grade 3 Eight Belles Stakes on the Kentucky Oaks undercard earlier this year, has been retired by owner Doug Scharbauer’s Valor Farm due to a tear in her left fore suspensory. Read More...

Grade III winner Fiftyshadesofgold Retired

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Graded stakes winner Fiftyshadesofgold, last year's Texas champion 2-year-old filly, has been retired from racing with an injury, Valor Farm announced Sept. 30. Read More...

Northfield: Thursday 10/2 Analysis

DRF | 10 hours ago
Ken Walters' analysis of the Thursday 10/2 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: Halftime tidbits

DRF | 10 hours ago
Wednesday is the 19th day of racing at Belmont’s 38-day fall meet, and as we hit the halfway point, here are some odds ‘n ends. Read More...

Mohawk: Thursday 10/2 Analysis

DRF | 10 hours ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Thursday 10/2 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Churchill, Kentucky Downs at odds over September dates

DRF | 10 hours ago
Kentucky’s September race dates have once again emerged as a major source of contention. Read More...

Plans pending for Oklahoma Derby winner Tonito M.

DRF | 10 hours ago
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said plans for Tonito M., who won the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby, are to be determined. The horse returned to his Santa Anita base Tuesday. Tonito M. came into the Oklahoma Derby off a third-place finish in the Los Alamitos Mile. Read More...

Industry report: U.S. casinos generate $38B in tax revenue

DRF | 10 hours ago
The American Gaming Association, the lobbying and public-relations arm for casinos across the United States, released a study on Tuesday purporting to show that the U.S. “gambling industry” accounted for $38 billion in tax revenue to federal, state, and local governments and has a total economic impact of $240 billion. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 10/2 Analysis

DRF | 10 hours ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Thursday 10/2 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 9/30/2014

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Super Saturday with racing from Santa Anita, Belmont Park, Churchill Downs, Australia, Laurel Park, Woodbine & More! Read More...

Far fewer race dates in Chicago in 2015

DRF | 11 hours ago
The Illinois Racing Board approved a 2015 racing schedule Tuesday during its annual dates-awards meeting that trims the number of race days in Chicago by 21 percent compared with this year. Read More...

Fashion Alert heads Alcibiades entries

DRF | 11 hours ago
A field of 13 2-year-old fillies was entered Tuesday for the Grade 1, $400,000 Alcibiades, the highlight of Keeneland's opening-day card Friday.v Read More...

Churchill handle down at 12-day September meet

DRF | 11 hours ago
All-sources handle at the 12-day September meet that ended Sunday at Churchill Downs was down 16 percent, according to figures released by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Read More...

Stopchargingmaria to be offered at Fasig-Tipton November

DRF | 11 hours ago
Multiple Grade 1 winner Stopchargingmaria will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall mixed sale on Nov. 3, to be consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, as agent. Read More...

Papacoolpapacool will try dirt next

DRF | 11 hours ago
Papacoolpapacool, the winner of a maiden race for 2-year-olds on turf last Saturday, could make his next start on dirt, trainer Jeff Mullins said. Read More...

Wise Dan primed for big effort in Shadwell Turf Mile

DRF | 11 hours ago
Everyone is talking about the new dirt track in place at Keeneland after eight years of Polytrack, but once racing action gets under way this weekend, a major focus will be on a different surface. That’s because Wise Dan, the reigning two-time Horse of the Year, will be racing on the Keeneland turf Saturday in the richest race in track history, the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile. Read More...

Grade 1 winner Strategic Maneuver dies at age 23

DRF | 12 hours ago
Multiple Grade 1 winner Strategic Maneuver was euthanized due to the infirmities of old age on Sept. 24 at Betty Moran’s Brushwood Farm in Malvern, Pa., at age 23. Read More...

Horsemen take issue with Fair Grounds purse structure

DRF | 12 hours ago
The Louisiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has asked Fair Grounds to reconsider the way it plans to pay out purses during the 2014-15 race meet. Read More...

Jockey Couton charged with spousal abuse

DRF | 12 hours ago
Jockey Julien Couton was suspended indefinitely by Santa Anita stewards on Sunday after failing to appear at a hearing that morning regarding his recent arrest on felony charges of spousal abuse in Pasadena, Calif. Read More...

Desormeaux sidelined with rib and lung injuries

DRF | 12 hours ago
On Tuesday, trainer Bob Hess Jr. was seeking a rider in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship for Merit Man to replace Kent Desormeaux. Read More...

Hong Kong speedster invades for Santa Anita Sprint Championship

DRF | 12 hours ago
Rich Tapestry, a stakes winner in Hong Kong and Dubai, will make his American debut in Saturday’s $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship, a race trainer Michael Chang hopes will lead to a start in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 1. Read More...

Research Produces Cobalt Test Recommedation

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
United States Trotting Association-funded research into cobalt has resulted in a regulatory testing threshold of 70 parts per billion, the organization said Sept. 30. Read More...

Research Produces Cobalt Test Recommendation

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
United States Trotting Association-funded research into cobalt has resulted in a regulatory testing threshold of 70 parts per billion, the organization said Sept. 30. Read More...

Arlington meet closes with 19 percent dip in handle

DRF | 12 hours ago
Average daily all-sources handle at the Arlington 2014 meet that ended Sunday declined more than 19 percent compared with the 2013 season, another blow to an increasingly battered Chicago racing circuit. Read More...

TOBA September Member of the Month

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Joseph Sutton picked a good time to be introduced to racehorses. While stationed at Fort Knox, he attended the 1973 Run for the Roses. Read More...

Renovations Noted at ‘Gulfstream Park West’

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Calder Casino & Race Course has undergone "extensive renovations" in advance of its fall meet, said lessee The Stronach Group, which has changed the name of the racing operation to Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Slideshow: Champions Challenge of Brazil

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Jockeys Russell Baze and Jorge Ricardo compete in the Champions Challenge at Cristal Racetrack in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Read More...

Harness: Commander Crowe coming to the Breeders Crown

DRF | 12 hours ago
The 11-year-old veteran has earned $4.7 million. Read More...

O’Neill prepping pair for stakes

DRF | 13 hours ago
Doug O’Neill is using an optional claimer at Santa Anita on Thursday as a prep for I’ll Wrap It Up and Sammy Mandeville to the $200,000 Twilight Derby over 1 1/8 miles on Oct. 31. Read More...

Stopchargingmaria Will Be Offered at F-T Sale

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Two-time grade I winner Stopchargingmaria will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton November sale, owner Mike Repole said Sept. 30. Read More...

Jacobson among horsemen giving Florida a shot

DRF | 13 hours ago
With Gulfstream Park now having established a year-round circuit in south Florida, Northern-based horsemen are expressing more interest in having a presence in this area. Read More...

Live Chat – Friday, October 3 at NOON EST

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Join us to talk about racing at Keeneland, and around the country and how it will impact the Breeders' Cup. Read More...

Jerardi: Career earnings help Ben’s Cat stand out

DRF | 14 hours ago
While recovering from the shock of watching Ben’s Cat have dead aim on the front-runners in the stretch of Saturday’s Laurel Dash and not passing them, I decided to see exactly where Ben, with his 27 lifetime wins in 43 starts, fit on the career wins list. Read More...

Big Fresno Fair meet will bring curtain down on summer fair season

DRF | 14 hours ago
The summer fair season, which began with promise as the Oak Tree Racing Association partnered with the Alameda County Fair meet at Pleasanton, winds up its 2014 season at the Big Fresno Fair beginning Thursday. Read More...

Santa Anita Can’t Hurt Shared Belief

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
How much will recent experience at Santa Anita Park help undefeated Shared Belief in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I)? Read More...