Thoroughbred News

American Pharoah gallops; Conquest Curlinate works

DRF | 53 mins ago
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah was out for his first gallop since his seven-length romp at Pimlico when going through a routine bit of training Friday at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Harrah’s Philly: Maxie Lee could be the race of the year

DRF | 12 hours ago
The Maxie Lee could be the most interesting race of 2015. That’s because it features 2013 Horse of the Year Bee A Magician and last year’s top three-year-old Father Patrick meeting for the first time. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 13 hours ago
Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 8:14 PM ET Dual classic winner American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) returned to the track at Churchill Downs Thursday for... Read More...

Oklahoma adopts cobalt threshold

DRF | 14 hours ago
The Oklahoma Racing Commission on Thursday unanimously voted to adopt a cobalt threshold level, according to Tino Rieger, the executive director for the commission. Read More...

Ashleyluvssugar Takes Aim at Whittingham

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
After springing an upset in his graded stakes debut, Ashleyluvssugar will seek a second straight graded score in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes (gr. IIT) May 24 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Frosted Scheduled For Belmont Stakes Run

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Godolphin Racing's Frosted is will challenge Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6, the colt's trainer, Kiaran McLaughlin, announced Thursday. Read More...

Beholder Working Again After Illness

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Spendthrift Farm's Beholder recorded her first timed workout May 21 at Santa Anita Park, after an illness forced her to sit out the May 9 Vanity Stakes. Read More...

DRF Plus handicapping reports for Friday, May 22

DRF | 18 hours ago
Download DRF Plus handicapping reports for Friday's races, including DRF Bets GamePlan, the Positive ROI Report, and Key Race Report. Read More...

It’s High Time First Winner for Gone Astray

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
Northwest Stud stallion Gone Astray got his first winner when first-time starter It's High Time won the second race May 21 at Gulfstream Park. The winner is a homebred for Tracy Pinchin. Read More...

Gleneagles Seeks Another Classic in Ireland

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
On Saturday at the Curragh, an exciting card of seven races will be held, highlighted by the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas (Ire-I). Read More...

CHRB Discusses Los Al at Monthly Meeting

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
While pushing a conflict regarding fall racing dates in contention down the line, the California Horse Racing Board still touched on the issues facing Los Alamitos Race Course at their monthly meeting May 21 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Meadowlands: Saturday 5/23 Analysis

DRF | 18 hours ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Saturday 5/23 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Inside the North American Racing Academy: Final Exams

Early May brings with it warm breezes across the gallop field at the Thoroughbred Center in Lexington, Ky. The grass has grown so long that North American Racing Academy executive director Remi... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo... Read More...

Del Mar looks to change pick six at summer meet

DRF | 18 hours ago
Del Mar will seek approval from the California Horse Racing Board in the coming weeks to change the format of the pick six for the summer meeting, eliminating a consolation payoff and dedicating that portion of the pool to be distributed to a single ticketholder. Read More...

Ohio Racing Medication Positives Hold Steady

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Equine drug-testing results for 2014 in Ohio indicate there were 112 positive tests, most of them for therapeutic medication overages. Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 5/23 Analysis

DRF | 19 hours ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Saturday 5/23 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Mohawk: Saturday 5/23 Analysis

DRF | 19 hours ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Saturday 5/23 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Balmoral: Saturday 5/23 Analysis

DRF | 19 hours ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Saturday 5/23 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

TOBA Awards Dinner at Hill ‘n’ Dale Sept. 11

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that the 30th annual National Awards Dinner will be held Friday, Sept. 11 at Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Louisville Handicap

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Louisville Handicap at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Maryland Panel Approves Cobalt Regulation

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
The Maryland Racing Commission plans to begin testing for cobalt levels in racehorses this summer under an emergency regulation it approved during a May 19 meeting. Read More...

Don’t Leave Me Set for Selene Stakes

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Don't Leave Me will try for a second straight graded-stakes win when she faces an expected eight other 3-year-old fillies in the $150,000 Selene Stakes (Can-III) May 24 at Woodbine. Read More...

Court named Venezia Memorial Award recipient

DRF | 20 hours ago
Kentucky-based jockey Jon Court will be presented with the Mike Venezia Memorial Award on Monday at Belmont Park, the New York Racing Association announced Thursday. Read More...

Gleneagles looks formidable in Irish 2000 Guineas

DRF | 20 hours ago
At seven furlongs or one mile, Gleneagles has been virtually unbeatable, and he will be favored to win again facing 10 foes Saturday at The Curragh in the Group 1 Irish 2000 Guineas. Read More...

Paradise Creek distance suits A Lot, Croninthebarbarian

DRF | 20 hours ago
Given how they performed at 1 1/16 miles last out, it’s not surprising the connections of A Lot and Croninthebarbarian opted for Saturday’s $100,000 Paradise Creek Stakes at seven furlongs as opposed to next Saturday’s $200,000 Pennine Ridge Stakes at 1 1/8 miles. Read More...

Louisville ‘Cap Draws Nine, ‘Harbor’ on Fence

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Trainer Paul McGee also has the $400,000 Brooklyn Invitational (gr. II), a 1 1/2-mile dirt race on the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) undercard, under consideration. Read More...

Uncle Mo Firster Runs to the Money

TDN | 20 hours ago
Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 1:34 PM ET 1st at BEL (Belmont Park)Msw ($75k)     Winner: Uncle Vinny by Uncle Mo Starlight Racing's Uncle Vinny (c, 2, Uncle Mo) runs to the money at ... Read More...

Weekend Warrior for Saturday, May 23: Picks for Louisville, Majestic Light, Prairie Rose

DRF | 20 hours ago
Let’s hope somewhat ordinary recent form won’t make Patrioticandproud a standout to bettors in Saturday’s Louisville Handicap at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Mike Venezia Memorial Award for 2015 to Court

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Kentucky-based jockey Jon Court was announced as the 2015 recipient of the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, which will be presented Memorial Day at Belmont Park. Read More...

American Pharoah Back on Track at Churchill

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
American Pharoah returned to the track Thursday, May 21 for the first time since Saturday's seven-length Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) romp in the slop at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Get the Sensation the likely favorite in Fancy Buckles

DRF | 21 hours ago
The $50,000 Fancy Buckles is the featured race Saturday at Charles Town, but the race will be missing its star performer. Down Town Allen had won the last four runnings of the Fancy Buckles, a 4 1/2-furlong sprint for fillies and mares, but she was injured while making her seasonal debut April 18 in the Original Gold Stakes and had to be euthanized May 11. Read More...

Stellar Wind might switch to turf stakes

DRF | 21 hours ago
Stellar Wind, who rose to the top of the 3-year-old filly division before finishing fourth as the favorite in the Kentucky Oaks, will be considered for a turf campaign this summer, trainer John Sadler said. After back-to-back Grade 1 wins in California, including the Santa Anita Oaks, Stellar Wind had a tough trip in Kentucky. Read More...

Galiana may go on short rest in My Juliet

DRF | 21 hours ago
Trainer Rodolfo Romero has Galiana in career-best form, and he is considering striking while the iron is hot in the $75,000 My Juliet Stakes at Parx Racing on Saturday. Read More...

Golden Soul seeks first stakes win in Louisville Handicap

DRF | 21 hours ago
It’s been more than two years since Golden Soul suddenly entered the racing consciousness by finishing second to Orb as a 34-1 longshot in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. In all that time, Golden Soul still hasn’t won the first stakes race of his career, although he finds an ideal spot to do so Saturday at Churchill in the 78th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Louisville Handicap. Read More...

Yonkers: Betting Exchange looking for good fortune in Rooney

DRF | 21 hours ago
Is there more than meets the eye to Betting Exchange? The 3-year-old colt will hope to prove that statement fact in the first of two eliminations for the $380,000 Art Rooney pace on Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Prospector’s Blues cuts back to sprint for Inaugural

DRF | 21 hours ago
Prospector’s Blues will be out for his third career stakes win on Saturday, when he turns back to a sprint distance for the $40,000 Inaugural at Arapahoe Park. Read More...

Manhattan next up for Twilight Eclipse

DRF | 21 hours ago
Twilight Eclipse, who won the Grade 1 Man o’ War in his last start, will try for his second Grade 1 in the $1 million Manhattan on June 6, trainer Tom Albertrani confirmed Thursday. Read More...

Danzatrice gets feel for Belmont surface

DRF | 21 hours ago
Trainer Cal Lynch is seriously considering running his stakes-winning 3-year-old filly Danzatrice in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes on the Belmont Stakes undercard on June 6. Read More...

Wicked Strong sharpens for Met Mile

DRF | 21 hours ago
Wicked Strong, looking to regain his Grade 1 form from a year ago, worked a sharp five furlongs Thursday morning over the Belmont Park main track in preparation for a start in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap here on June 6. Read More...

Melnyk Gets Liver Transplant, Recovering Well

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Former Thoroughbred owner and breeder Eugene Melnyk is recovering well from a successful liver transplant he received May 19, according to the Toronto hospital that conducted the transplant. Read More...

Grazen Sky goes long in Snow Chief

DRF | 21 hours ago
It’s a familiar jingle in Southern California – “It pays to own a Cal-bred.” On Saturday at Santa Anita, the question is: Does it pay to wager on one? Read More...

Dubawi Filly Dominates the Height of Fashion

TDN | 22 hours ago
Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:47 AM ET 5th at GWD (GOODWOOD)Listed Bibendum Height of Fashion S.     Winner: Lady of Dubai (GB) by Dubawi (Ire) Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum's ... Read More...

African Rose returns to best distance for Albuquerque Distaff

DRF | 22 hours ago
African Rose will be returning to a mile Saturday for the $55,000 Albuquerque Distaff Handicap. Read More...

Big John B skipping Charles Whittingham Stakes

DRF | 22 hours ago
Big John B, the winner of the Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap last August but last of eight in the Grade 3 Last Tycoon Stakes on April 25, will skip Sunday’s $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita. Read More...

Beholder works toward Adoration Stakes

DRF | 22 hours ago
Beholder, the two-time champion who missed a scheduled start in the $300,000 Vanity Stakes on May 9 because of illness, worked five furlongs in 1:01 on Thursday. Read More...

Ashley’s Sassy looks to break through in Melair

DRF | 22 hours ago
In her last three starts, all in stakes, Ashley’s Sassy strained a knee in one race, broke slowly in another, and was too eager in a third. Understandably, there were no wins in that span. Read More...

Positive ROI report: Englehart strong in allowances

DRF | 23 hours ago
Trainer Jeremiah Englehart saddles Secret Fortune (#5, ML 3-1) in Thursday’s seventh race at Belmont Park, a seven-furlong allowance on turf. Since Jan. 1, 2014, Englehart is winning at a 26 percent clip in allowances, for a return on investment of $2.55. Read More...

Valid has versatility for Majestic Light

DRF | 23 hours ago
The $75,000 Majestic Light Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday has attracted a deep field of 11 runners, based at the New York tracks, the Fair Hill training center in Maryland, and yes, Monmouth itself. Read More...

Maryland commission approves two-tier cobalt threshold

DRF | 23 hours ago
The Maryland Racing Commission on Tuesday approved threshold levels for cobalt, the naturally occurring mineral that has allegedly been abused worldwide in horse racing, according to the commission’s executive director. Read More...

Wolfson has three contenders in Alachua Handicap

DRF | 23 hours ago
What would a filly and mare stakes at Gulfstream Park be without trainer Marty Wolfson? In the case of Saturday’s $60,000 Alachua Handicap, probably nothing at all. Read More...