Thoroughbred News

Santa Anita officials, horsemen to discuss entry issues

DRF | 42 mins ago
The cancellation of racing at Santa Anita on Thursday because of insufficient entries is likely to lead to meetings between track and racing officials in coming weeks in an effort to avoid a similar circumstance through the end of the spring-summer meeting on July 4. Read More...

Ballagh Rocks, Kasaqui work bullets for Woodford Reserve Turf Classic

DRF | 46 mins ago
Two horses that could join the lineup for the Grade 1, $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic in the race preceding the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs turned in bullet workouts Tuesday morning, with Ballagh Rocks breezing five furlongs in 1:00.60 around the cones on the Churchill turf and Kasaqui working the same distance in 59.80 seconds on dirt at Keeneland. Read More...

Harness: Elite group of older pacing mares to battle in 2017

DRF | 1 hour ago
Mention this year’s group of older female pacers to Mark Harder and the longtime trainer can only shake his head in amazement. The division is led by returning Dan Patch Award winner Lady Shadow and bolstered by the arrival of a gifted class of 4-year-olds that includes two-time Dan Patch Award recipient Pure Country and numerous stakes champions, such as Harder’s Blue Moon Stride. Read More...

Syndergaard clear favorite among seven for William Walker Stakes

DRF | 1 hour ago
Syndergaard will be an overwhelming favorite in the $100,000 William Walker Stakes when Churchill Downs opens its 39-day spring meet Saturday with an 11-race Downs After Dark card that starts at 6 p.m. Eastern. Read More...

Farrell looks super heading into Kentucky Oaks

DRF | 1 hour ago
Trainer Wayne Catalano tends to know only what he needs to know. Foremost among that knowledge is that Farrell is thriving as the 143rd Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs nears. All else is superfluous. Read More...

Yonkers: Horses to watch from Apr. 21 – Apr. 25

DRF | 1 hour ago
Horses to watch from Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Mohawk: Horses to watch from Apr. 20 – Apr. 24

DRF | 1 hour ago
Horses to watch from Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from Apr. 22 – Apr. 25

DRF | 1 hour ago
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

Familiar foes Beach View, Liam the Charmer prep for stakes

DRF | 1 hour ago
The 4-year-old colts Beach View and Liam the Charmer meet for the second time this year in a second-level optional $62,500 claimer at 1 1/4 miles on turf at Santa Anita on Friday. This may not be their last encounter of the spring or summer. Read More...

Q/A with TimeformUS’s Craig Milkowski on Early and Late Pace Ratings

DRF | 1 hour ago
Today's edition contains for the first time the inclusion of TimeformUS Early and Late Ratings in DRF past performances. Peter Thomas Fornatale spoke with Craig Milkowski, the figure-maker for TimeformUS, about how to best use the ratings. Read More...

Filly’s Price Tag is Right for the Prices

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Andro and Tracey Price had the biggest score to date for their pinhooking operation when a Munnings filly bought for $67,000 was sold for $425,000 during the April 26 of the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring sale. Read More...

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DRF | 2 hours ago
Dark Nile, the winner of last year's Delaware Oaks, will make her first start since August in the $100,000 Foxy J. G. Stakes at Parx Racing on Saturday. Read More...

Weekend Hideaway tepid favorite in wide-open Affirmed Success

DRF | 2 hours ago
If all the stakes races this summer shape up as competitive as the $100,000 Affirmed Success on Friday's opening-day card at Belmont Park, it will be one heck of a meet. The Affirmed Success, restricted to New York-bred sprinters, drew a field of 13. Read More...

Girvin wearing Z-bar shoes; final Derby work delayed to Saturday

DRF | 2 hours ago
So just what is up with Girvin? Video of the horse taken earlier this week at Keeneland clearly shows Girvin with Z-bar shoes on both front hooves. Z-bar shoes are used on horses for any number of hoof issues, ranging from a problem with the sole, the frog, to an abscess, to a quarter crack. Read More...

Distorted Humor Filly Brings $575,000 at OBS

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
A well-bred daughter of Distorted Humor sold for $575,000 to become the first 2-year-old of the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring sale to pass the half-million dollar mark early April 26. Read More...

Alert Bay, G. G. Ryder expected for San Francisco Mile

DRF | 3 hours ago
Golden Gate Fields hosts its biggest weekend of the year Saturday and Sunday when it runs a trio of turf stakes – the Grade 3, $100,000 San Francisco Mile on Saturday and a pair of $100,000 races Sunday, the Campanile for 3-year-old fillies and the Silky Sullivan for 3-year-olds. Read More...

Diodoro brings nearly two dozen horses to New York

DRF | 3 hours ago
Trainer Robertino Diodoro has had success in Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, and Minnesota. Now, he has his sights set on New York, where he has set up shop with 22 horses for the Belmont Park spring/summer meet that begins Friday. Read More...

I’m a Chatterbox retired, will be bred to Medaglia d’Oro

DRF | 3 hours ago
Three-time Grade 1 winner I'm a Chatterbox has been retired, her connections reported this week. A daughter of Munnings who raced as a homebred for Fletcher and Carolyn Gray, I'm a Chatterbox will visit Darley stallion Medaglia d'Oro before this breeding season concludes. Read More...

ABR Talks with Mike Langford, Owner of Untrapped

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Mike Langford claimed his first horse in 1987. Since then, he has experienced success in Thoroughbred ownership on a modest budget. Read More...

Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Stewards Under Scrutiny For Summary Suspensions

Last week we wrote about a horse being allowed to run in the finals of the April 22 Remington Park Futurity for Quarter horses despite the horse's owner and trainer being summarily suspended because... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

Grade 1 winner Private Zone retired to Old Friends

DRF | 3 hours ago
Private Zone, a standout runner in the United States and Panama, has been retired to Old Friends Equine Retirement in Georgetown, Ky. Read More...

Jade Girl First Winner for Power Broker

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Hill 'n' Dale Farms-based stallion Power Broker picked up his first winner April 21 when Jade Girl won a maiden-claiming race at Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico City. Read More...

Kentucky Derby pedigree analysis: McCraken

DRF | 4 hours ago
Kentucky Derby pedigree analysis: McCraken Read More...

Hastings paddock sale, preview this weekend

DRF | 4 hours ago
The second annual Hastings paddock sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age will take place following the last race Sunday. Read More...

Stronach Group Supports Bill to Bring in USADA

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
A pair of U.S. Congressmen plan to re-introduce legislation that would aim for uniform medication standards in horse racing by giving the USADA oversight of equine drug polices, and that legislation is supported by The Stronach Group. Read More...

After five years, Tapit atop Kentucky Derby points list

DRF | 4 hours ago
The Kentucky Derby's points system, which replaced graded stakes earnings as the method for sorting out contenders, completed its fifth year of prep races this spring. The system's half-decade in existence has provided an interesting snapshot of which stallions were most proficient in siring the archetypical Derby prospect. Read More...

Mike Tirico to take over as host of NBC’s Triple Crown broadcasts

DRF | 5 hours ago
Mike Tirico, the NBC sportscaster who hosted his first racing broadcast last year, will take over hosting of NBC’s Triple Crown broadcasts this year from longtime host Tom Hammond. Read More...

Coming in Hot has the streaking Wright on his side

DRF | 5 hours ago
Blaine Wright was the leading trainer at Emerald Downs for the first time last year, and if he continues the torrid pace he's on at the current meet there is an excellent chance he'll repeat. Wright could add another victory in Friday's feature with Coming in Hot. Read More...

Arles gives Motion good shot at another Bewitch

DRF | 6 hours ago
Another eventful spring meet will come to a relatively quiet end Friday at Keeneland, where Graham Motion stands a good chance to resume his domination of the traditional closing-day feature, the Bewitch Stakes. Read More...

Gale Force preps for Selene in Friday allowance

DRF | 6 hours ago
Grade 3 Mazarine Stakes winner Gale Force returns to Woodbine on Friday in the featured first race, an open allowance route that serves as the prep for the Grade 3 Selene Stakes. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Most Charming

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
The industry could use a few more guys like Bob Lewis Read More...

Yonkers: Tight Lines heads down the road in Bonus Trotting Final

DRF | 16 hours ago
The race wasn’t officially over after the draw, but even those that weren’t behind the eight-ball were in fact behind the eight-ball. From the pylons, Tight Lines deferred to a couple of early leavers before taking over from Golden Son (Jason Bartlett) and heading down the road. Read More...

Pocono: Checkmate Time shines in 2017 debut

DRF | 16 hours ago
Trotters of both sexes raced in three $15,000 divisions of Bobby Weiss Series action on Tuesday at The Downs and Mohegan Sun Pocono, with the distaffs going in their fourth and final prelim, while the males contesting their third prelim round action. Read More...

Welder runs win streak to four in TRAO Classic Sprint

DRF | 19 hours ago
Welder was bet like a sure thing in the $55,000 TRAO Classic Sprint Stakes on Tuesday at Will Rogers Down, and he ran like one, too, drawing away to a four-length victory, his fourth win in a row. Read More...

OBS Spring: Opening session shows large gains

DRF | 19 hours ago
The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. spring 2-year-olds in training sale came into this year’s edition with plenty of momentum on its side and lived up to expectations Tuesday, with an opening session that showed gains across the board and was led by a $685,000 colt from the first crop of Orb. Read More...

Report from April 2017 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, April 13. Read More...

OBS April First Session Soars

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
With brisk across-the-board trade, the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring sale of 2-year-olds in training kicked off with double-digit increases in gross and average. Read More...

Orb colt tops Spring Sale’s opening session

OBS Sales | 21 hours ago
Hip No. 28, son of Orb consigned by Randy Miles, Agent, was sold to Three Chimneys Bloodstock, Agent,  for $685,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The bay … Read More...

Tirico to Host NBC’s Triple Crown Coverage

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Mike Tirico, who was recently named NBC's primetime Olympics host, will be taking the Triple Crown hosting reins from Tom Hammond, an award-winning member of NBC Sports' horse racing team for more than three decades. Read More...

Derby Wins of the Triple Crown Victors: Whirlaway

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
A BloodHorse Magazine recap of the Kentucky Derby won by Whirlaway that ran in the May 10, 1941 issue. The story, written by BloodHorse staff, carried the headline of, "No Doubt About It." Read More...

Derby Wins of the Triple Crown Victors: Sir Barton

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
A Thoroughbred Horse Association Bulletin recap of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes won by Sir Barton that ran in the May 1919 issue. The story is a staff report recap of Sir Barton's Derby and Preakness wins. Read More...

Derby Wins of the Triple Crown Victors: Secretariat

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
A BloodHorse Magazine recap of the Kentucky Derby won by Secretariat that ran in the May 14, 1973 issue. The story, written by Edward L. Bowen, carried the headline of, "Resumption of a Legend." Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 4/27 Analysis

DRF | 22 hours ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Thursday 4/27 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Derby Wins of the Triple Crown Victors: Seattle Slew

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
A BloodHorse Magazine recap of the Kentucky Derby won by Seattle Slew that ran in the May 16, 1977 issue. The story, written by Edward L. Bowen, carried the headline of, "You Can't Run With That Horse and Beat Him." Read More...

Derby Wins of Triple Crown Victors: War Admiral

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
A BloodHorse magazine (issue of May 15, 1937) recap of War Admiral's 1937 Kentucky Derby victory. Read More...

Creative Cause Filly Sells for $575,000

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
A daughter of Creative Cause was purchased by Peter Brant's White Birch Farm for $575,000 to become the second-highest priced offering on the April 25 first day of the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale. Read More...

Derby Wins of Triple Crown Victors: Gallant Fox

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
A BloodHorse magazine (issue of May 24, 1930) recap of Gallant Fox's 1930 Kentucky Derby victory. Read More...

Derby Wins of Triple Crown Victors: Affirmed

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
A BloodHorse magazine (issue of May 15, 1937) recap of Affirmed's 1978 Kentucky Derby victory. The story carried the headline, "Like He Always Does." Read More...

Derby Wins of Triple Crown Victors: American Pharoah

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
A BloodHorse magazine (issue of May 9, 2015) recap of American Pharoah's 2015 Kentucky Derby victory. The story carried the headline, "A Part of History, American Pharoah allows Ahmed Zayat to enter the Derby winner’s circle." Read More...

Mohawk: Thursday 4/27 Analysis

DRF | 22 hours ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 4/27 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...