Thoroughbred News

Keeneland Adjusts Opening Week of September Sale

TDN | 11 mins ago
Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 2:54 PM ET Keeneland Adjusts Opening Week of September Sale Read More...

Owner/Breeder Lindh Dies at 84

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
Longtime owner/breeder Henry C.B. Lindh died in New York City July 3. He was 84. Read More...

New York relaxes rules for coupled entries

DRF | 1 hour ago
The New York Gaming Commission on Monday unanimously adopted two rules supported by the New York Racing Association that are designed to increase wagering on races with horses that share ownership. Read More...

New York Coupled Entry Rules Modified

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
New York state regulators have modified a couple of manners in which wagering on Thoroughbred races is conducted as part of an effort to boost field size and revenues for the industry. Read More...

F-T Summer Sale Adds Stakes-Winning Fillies

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Fasig-Tipton has added two recent stakes-winning fillies to its summer selected horses of racing age sale that will be held July 9 in Lexington following the July yearling sale. Read More...

Speedy Grade III Winner Chitu Retired

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Chitu, a speedy colt who pushed the early pace in the 2014 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been retired, according to trainer Bob Baffert. Read More...

Matrooh to try stakes next

DRF | 2 hours ago
Overshadowed by the stakes action Saturday at Belmont was the terrific performance by Matrooh in a third-level allowance race featuring the return of the multiple stakes winner Samraat. Read More...

Litfin’s Belmont Park horses to watch for week of July 6

DRF | 2 hours ago
Dave Litfin's horses to watch at Belmont Park for the week of July 6. Read More...

Super Saver ‘Rising Star’ Continues Ascent at Los Al

TDN | 2 hours ago
Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 12:49 PM ET 8th at LA (Los Alamitos)Allowance Optional Claiming     Winner: Super Majesty by Super Saver 'TDN Rising Star' Super Majesty (Super Saver) re... Read More...

Cozmic One will try to improve in second career start

DRF | 3 hours ago
The first foal out of the wildly popular Horse of the Year Zenyatta, Cozmic One will make his second career start Wednesday at Belmont Park in a $75,000 maiden race at Belmont Park. Read More...

American Pharoah ‘Just Cruising’ in Workout

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah continued to prep for the William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) with a half-mile work in :47 3/5 at Santa Anita Park July 6. Read More...

Early speed reigns at Summit of Speed

DRF | 3 hours ago
Any time you hold an event called the Summit of Speed, the keyword is “speed.” That surely was the case Sunday at Gulfstream, because if you didn’t have a horse with pure speed out of the gate, there wasn’t much chance of winning any of the four graded stakes on the outstanding 12-race program. Read More...

Bergman: Geldings taking center stage in Harness Racing

DRF | 3 hours ago
Pinkman, Wiggle It Jiggleit and JL Cruze are all geldings at the top of their respective divisions in the sport this year. Jay Bergman takes a closer look at the trio and also touches on some banned horses/trainers expected to race at the Meadowlands in the coming weeks. Read More...

American Pharoah effortless in half-mile work

DRF | 3 hours ago
American Pharoah worked a half-mile in 47.60 seconds at Santa Anita on Monday, displaying minimal effort in an exercise that moves the Triple Crown winner closer to a start in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Aug. 2. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from June 30 – July 5

DRF | 4 hours ago
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

Mohawk: Horses to watch from July 2 to July 4

DRF | 4 hours ago
Horses to watch from Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

USDA Officials Address American Horse Council

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
The relationship between the United States Department of Agriculture and the horse industry was a focal point of the recent American Horse Council convention in Washington, D.C. Read More...

NYRA fall meets feature changes to stakes schedules, purses

DRF | 4 hours ago
The New York Racing Association will split the Grade 1 stakes traditionally run on the same day at its Belmont Park fall meet and conduct them over two Saturdays, according to a schedule released Monday by the organization. Read More...

Mohawk: Tuesday 7/7 Analysis

DRF | 4 hours ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Tuesday 7/7 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 7/7 Analysis

DRF | 4 hours ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Tuesday Afternoon 7/7 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Ironicus healthy for Wednesday allowance

DRF | 4 hours ago
After a cough forced him to scratch from the Grade 3 Poker Stakes on June 14, Ironicus looks to jump-start his promising campaign in an $85,000, third-level allowance race Wednesday at Belmont Park. Read More...

Far Niente scores upset in Vessels Maturity

DRF | 5 hours ago
Far Niente won the Grade 1 Vessels Maturity for the second consecutive year on Sunday evening at Los Alamitos, scoring an upset win against Moonist, the champion 3-year-old Quarter Horse of 2014, who could only finish third. Read More...

Live Stream of Welfare Summit Offered July 8

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
The sixth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, scheduled for July 8, will be streamed live in its entirety. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Keeneland sale pavilion. Read More...

Pierce high on half-sister to Horse of the Year Up With the Birds

DRF | 5 hours ago
Singwiththebirds, a 3-year-old half-sister to 2013 Canadian Horse of the Year Up With the Birds, debuted in style on the Woodbine turf course June 26, and trainer Malcolm Pierce thinks he has a quality filly on his hands. Read More...

Deceptive Vision misses Dance Smartly start

DRF | 5 hours ago
Deceptive Vision was on track to start in last Sunday’s Grade 2 Dance Smartly Stakes but was not entered due to ankle swelling, trainer Malcolm Pierce said. Read More...

Super Saver Rising Star dazzles at Los Alamitos

Super Majesty’s May 24 6-plus length debut score earned her a TDN Rising Star tag, but the 3-year-old daughter of Super Saver topped that race on July 5 with a spectacular 15 1/4-length allowance win... Read More...

TOBA names regional, state award winners

DRF | 5 hours ago
Juddmonte Farms, Winchell Thoroughbreds, Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey, and Kaleem Shah have earned regional Owner of the Year honors from the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA), and will be honored at the organization’s annual awards dinner Friday, Sept. 11 at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Lexington, Ky. Read More...

Shaman Ghost likely to contest Prince of Wales

DRF | 5 hours ago
A Queen’s Plate winner has not traveled down the Queen Elizabeth Way to contest the Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie Race Track since 2010, but that should change this year. Read More...

TOBA Names Top Owners, Breeders for 2014

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association July 6 named many of those who will be honored at its National Awards Dinner Sept. 11 at Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington. Read More...

Casner: Federal Legislation Presents Opportunity For Salvation

As I read the June 9 article, “American Pharoah offers a Carpe Diem Moment for Racing,” I reflected on the 37 years since we last saw a Triple Crown winner. Horse racing has gone through many changes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Lady Rosberg romps to victory in Boeing Handicap

DRF | 8 hours ago
Lady Rosberg raced to a mild upset Sunday at Emerald Downs in the $50,000 Boeing Handicap for fillies and mares. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 16 hours ago
Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 11:10 PM ET A trio of automatic berths for Breeders' Cup races were run Sunday, with Big Blue Kitten (Kitten's Joy)... Read More...

Trip Notes for July 4-5: Belmont Derby, Belmont Oaks, Dwyer, United Nations, and more…

DRF | 16 hours ago
Trip Notes for July 4-5: Belmont Derby, Belmont Oaks, Dwyer, United Nations, and more by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

Filly is First Winner for Albertus Maximus

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
Grade I winner and Central Kentucky stallion Albertus Maximus had his first winner July 5, when first-time starter My Heart Goes On went gate to wire to win the second race at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Seeking the Sherif scores in Oak Tree Sprint

DRF | 19 hours ago
Seeking the Sherif, a Breeders' Cup Sprint competitor last November, proved uncatchable in the lane as he captured the $53,715 Oak Tree Sprint on Sunday's closing day at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet at the Alameda County Fair. Read More...

Cornfed much the best in Iowa Stallion Futurity

DRF | 20 hours ago
Cornfed, ridden confidently by the meet's leading rider, Ramon Vazquez, surged clear into the stretch and cruised to a 4 1/4-length win in Sunday's $69,975 Iowa Stallion Futurity at Prairie Meadows. Read More...

Bradester runs big in Salvator Mile

DRF | 20 hours ago
Bradester won the Grade 3 Salvator Mile by two lengths over Red Vine on Sunday at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Smokey Image wears down Known Defense to win Nevin

DRF | 20 hours ago
The favored Smokey Image ($4.20), who won his debut here by five lengths June 21, turned in an even more impressive victory Sunday at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet at the Alameda County Fair with a 6 1/2-length victory in the $64,910 Everett Nevin Stakes. Read More...

Big Blue Kitten caps huge weekend for Brown with United Nations win

DRF | 20 hours ago
Trainer Chad Brown capped off a huge holiday weekend by winning the Grade 1 United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park with Big Blue Kitten for the second time in three years. For good measure, he finished second with his other horse in the race, Slumber. Read More...

Favorite Tale Upsets Champion Work All Week

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Jockey Edgard J. Zayas and Favorite Tale got a quick jump out of the gate and never looked back to upset reigning champion sprinter Work All Week by 4 1/4 lengths in the Smile Sprint Stakes Read More...

Experience pays off for Colinda Dawn in George Wafer victory

DRF | 21 hours ago
Colinda Dawn became a stakes winner Sunday at Arapahoe Park, where she led wire to wire for a 2 1/4-length win over Stratagem in the $40,000 George Wafer Memorial. It was another 7 3/4 lengths back in third to Smokin Reward. Read More...

Big Blue Kitten Lands United Nations in Oceanport

TDN | 21 hours ago
Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 6:07 PM ET 11th at MTH (Monmouth Park)GI United Nations S. ($500k)     Winner: Big Blue Kitten by Kitten's Joy Big Blue Kitten (Kitten's Joy) takes the G... Read More...

Shaman Ghost Up Late to Win 156th Queen’s Plate

TDN | 21 hours ago
Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 6:07 PM ET 11th at WOX (Woodbine)Queen's Plate S. (R) ($1000k)     Winner: Shaman Ghost by Ghostzapper Stronach Stables' Shaman Ghost (Ghostzapper) wins ... Read More...

Favorite Tale holds off champ to win Smile Sprint

DRF | 21 hours ago
Favorite Tale took advantage of a track that seemed to favor speed more and more as the afternoon progressed, leading throughout then drawing away late from defending Sprint champion Work All Week to register a convincing 4 1/4-length triumph in Sunday’s $250,000 Smile Sprint at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Merry Meadow Wins Princess Rooney in Return

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
William Parsons Jr. and David S. Howe's homebred Merry Meadow made her return to the races a winning one, taking the $250,000 Princess Rooney Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park on July 5. Read More...

Bradester Too Strong in Salvator Mile

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Runner-up in last year's Salvator Mile (gr. III), Joseph Sutton's Bradester would not be denied in this year's edition July 5 at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Go Blue Or Go Home Claims Highlander Again

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Jim and Susan Hill's Go Blue Or Go Home won his second edition of the $200,000 Highlander Stakes (Can-II) in track record time July 5 at Woodbine, covering the six furlongs over firm turf in 1:07.18. Read More...

Powell sweeps Arabian stakes with Sand On Fire, Paddys Day

DRF | 21 hours ago
Trainer Scott Powell won both ends of the Arabian stakes races Sunday at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet at the Alameda County Fair with the favorites Sand On Fire and Paddys Day. Read More...

Merry Meadow comes back strong in Princess Rooney

DRF | 22 hours ago
Merry Meadow made a triumphant return to south Florida while earning an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint in the process with a 1 3/4-length victory over Flutterby in the Grade 2 Princess Rooney on Sunday at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Grand Bili Upsets Barbados in Carry Back

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
One of the least experienced horses in the Carry Back Stakes (gr. III) field at Gulfstream Park July 5 pulled off the upset when Grand Bili fought off favored Barbados for a one-length victory under Javier Castellano. Read More...