Thoroughbred News

Undrafted Opens Season in Shakertown

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Undrafted, a close third in the 2014 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. I) last time out, is among 13 turf sprinters entered for the $125,000 Shakertown (gr. IIIT) April 4 a Keeneland Race Course. Read More...

Officials: Penalty System Key Part of Program

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
As more jurisdictions continue to implement the multiple medication violation penalty system as part of the National Uniform Medication Program, officials March 31 said it's beginning to show it can be a useful tool. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 5 hours ago
Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:00 PM ET Carpe Diem (Giant's Causeway) was given the morning-line nod after the field drew for Saturday's GI... Read More...

Kobe’s Back Returns East for Commonwealth

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Southern California invader faces six opponents in seven-furlong dash at Keeneland. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 3/31/2015

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Dubai, Australia, Japan, Fair Grounds, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Oaklawn & More Read More...

Suffolk Expected to Apply for 2015 Live Dates

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Suffolk Downs, which announced in September it would no longer offer live racing and would not apply for a 2015 racing license, is expected to reverse course and apply for dates within two to three weeks. Read More...

Standing MRI Can Signal Breakdowns Before They Happen

Regulators have spent a lot of time drafting, editing, and implementing industry reforms with the goal of reducing the rate of fatal breakdowns in Thoroughbred racing. The challenge for many has been... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Texas juvenile sale ends run with declines

DRF | 8 hours ago
The Fasig-Tipton Texas 2-year-olds in training sale ended the auction company’s 18-year stint in the Lone Star State on a down note, finishing with across-the-board declines in the midst of a troubled market in the state. Read More...

Ashland Stakes: Olly Stevens on Peace and War

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Trainer Olly Stevens talks about Ashland Stakes (gr. I) contender Peace and War, who runs April 4 at Keeneland. Read More...

Two horses misidentified in Turf Paradise race

DRF | 9 hours ago
The Arizona Department of Racing is investigating how two runners from the barn of trainer Dan McFarlane raced under the other’s name in the seventh race at Turf Paradise last Saturday, with one of them winning. Read More...

Carpe Diem gets post 5, at even-money in Blue Grass

DRF | 9 hours ago
Carpe Diem was assigned post 5 as the even-money morning-line favorite for the Blue Grass Stakes, the Keeneland showcase that will be run Saturday on its new date on the racing calendar. Read More...

Yonkers: Three try to stay unbeaten in Levy; Beach Memories to DiDomenico

DRF | 9 hours ago
Beach Memories, P H Supercam, and Polak A will try to remain unbeaten in the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series on Saturday at Yonkers Raceway, but Beach Memories will do it from a new barn. The 5-year-old pacer has moved from the stable of trainer Ron Burke to trainer Scott DiDomenico. Read More...

Carpe Diem Back at Keeneland for Blue Grass

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Carpe Diem won the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) by 6 1/4 lengths during the fall meet in his graded debut and returns to Lexington after winning the March 7 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) in his first start of 2015. Read More...

Peace and War Returns for Ashland

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
After missing the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) with a very slight ligament tear at the base of her fetlock, the Olly Stevens trainee is back with an eye on the April 4 Central Bank Ashland (gr. I). Read More...

Positive ROI Report for Wednesday, April 1

DRF | 10 hours ago
Positive ROI Report for Wednesday, April 1. Read More...

Key Race Report for Wednesday, April 1

DRF | 10 hours ago
Key Race Report for Wednesday, April 1. Read More...

Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Croll Dies at Age 94

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Roberta "Bobbie" Croll, 94, wife of Hall of Fame trainer Warren A. "Jimmy" Croll Jr., died March 21 after a brief illness. Read More...

Judy the Beauty Heads Busy Work Tab for Ward

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
The first day of turf works for the upcoming spring meet at Keeneland brought out a contingent of horses from trainer Wesley Ward's barn March 31, headed by two Breeders' Cup winners. Read More...

Stopchargingmaria Makes 2015 Debut in Madison

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Two-time grade I winner Stopchargingmaria is scheduled to make her 2015 debut April 4 in the $350,000 Madison Stakes (gr. I) on the opening weekend card at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington. Read More...

Lopez brings veteran’s appreciation to Derby bid

DRF | 10 hours ago
Jockey Chuck C. Lopez is the nine furlongs of the Wood Memorial from making it to the Kentucky Derby with El Kabeir. Lopez, 54, has never ridden in a Kentucky Derby, and if he were somehow to win it this year, he would match Bill Shoemaker as the oldest rider to accomplish the feat. Read More...

TOBA March Member of the Month

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Eh Cumpari, bred by Thomas Turner, proved the best in the March 7 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT). Read More...

Gold Medal Dancer puts in big work

DRF | 11 hours ago
Gold Medal Dancer, the winner of the Grade 2, $294,000 Azeri in her last start March 14, had a significant work at Oaklawn on Saturday, breezing five furlongs by herself in a bullet 59.20 seconds. She has emerged from the work in good order and remains under consideration for the Grade 1, $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn on April 10, according to trainer Donnie Von Hemel. Read More...

Calhoun could have a couple favorites on Arkansas Derby undercard

DRF | 11 hours ago
Trainer Bret Calhoun could have the favorites in two of the three undercard stakes supporting the Arkansas Derby. He said Promise Me Silver, who is undefeated in six starts, is being pointed for the $100,000 Instant Racing for 3-year-old fillies at six furlongs. She will be seeking her sixth career stakes win. Read More...

Harness: Marohn staying at the Meadowlands

DRF | 11 hours ago
Faced with the most difficult decision of his young career, Jim Marohn, Jr. has decided to remain at The Meadowlands on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the championship meet rather than return to defend his Tioga Downs driver title. Read More...

Bridget’s Big Luvy eyes Kentucky Derby points

DRF | 11 hours ago
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Bridget’s Big Luvy will take up the chase for some Kentucky Derby eligibility points later this month when he starts in the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby. The horse earned a shot at the April 11 race at Oaklawn Park with a convincing win in the $100,000 Private Terms on March 21 at Laurel. There were a couple of reasons why the Arkansas Derby was targeted for the Belmont Park-based Bridget’s Big Luvy, trainer Jeremiah Englehart said Tuesday. Read More...

Laurel’s Average Handle Rises for Winter Meet

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Average daily handle rose 14.6% at Laurel Park's winter meet, which started Jan. 1 and concluded March 29, although total wagering was down 5.4% overall. Read More...

Transylvania comes up strong for Keeneland opener

DRF | 11 hours ago
The Keeneland spring meet figures to get away quicker than a Wesley Ward 2-year-old with a revamped schedule that’s more front-loaded than ever before. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Keep Raising the Bar

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
TOBA initiatives aim to improve owners' experiences at the track. Read More...

Churchill Names New Track Superintendent

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Churchill Downs Racetrack announced March 31 that track superintendent David Lehr will retire from that post, effective May 31, and will be succeeded by assistant track superintendent James "Jamie" Richardson. Read More...

Bonus program expands to all major California tracks

DRF | 12 hours ago
A program to financially reward owners and trainers for bringing race-ready horses to Del Mar expands to the entire Southern California circuit on Thursday. Read More...

Lehr retiring as Churchill track superintendent

DRF | 12 hours ago
David Lehr, who replaced his brother Butch as track superintendent at Churchill Downs in 2012, is retiring from that post effective May 31, it was announced Tuesday by the Louisville, Ky., track. Read More...

Shared Belief preps for Charles Town Classic

DRF | 12 hours ago
Shared Belief, unbeaten in two major stakes this year, worked six furlongs in 1:14.20 at Golden Gate Fields on Tuesday in preparation for the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic in West Virginia on April 18. Read More...

Bolo zips a half for Santa Anita Derby

DRF | 12 hours ago
Days before the biggest race of his career, Bolo had the fastest half-mile workout of his career at Santa Anita on Tuesday. Bolo worked four furlongs in 46.80 seconds, his final major exercise before Saturday’s $1 million Santa Anita Derby. Read More...

Warren’s Veneda staying home – for now

DRF | 12 hours ago
Warren’s Veneda, the top female in California, will stay home for her next start, though trainer Craig Lewis will keep travel options open for her. Read More...

Improvement projected for first-time gelding

DRF | 12 hours ago
Trainer Mike Machowsky expects Wanstead Gardens to race with more focus when he makes his first start as a gelding in an optional claimer at Santa Anita on Thursday. Read More...

Far From Over Off Derby Trail

TDN | 13 hours ago
Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:52 AM ET Far From Over (Blame) is off the Derby trail with an injury. Read More...

Laurel sees rise in daily handle

DRF | 13 hours ago
Laurel Park concluded its winter meet, which ran from Jan. 1 to March 29, with a 14.6 percent gain in average daily handle. Read More...

Meet opens with improvements to video, Sports Palace

DRF | 13 hours ago
The opening of Pimlico Race Course on Thursday, following seven months at Laurel Park, means spring is in the air – if not completely here yet - and that the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes is not far off. Read More...

Mott and Clement trainees square off in turf sprint

DRF | 13 hours ago
While the majority of the New York-based horses stabled in south Florida for the winter are already heading home, trainers Christophe Clement and Bill Mott will each keep a large contingent behind for the next month. Both are hoping to take advantage of the grass races at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Saratoga Snacks cuts back for allowance feature

DRF | 13 hours ago
Saratoga Snacks ended a 16-month win drought in his last race after being reunited with trainer Gary Sciacca. On Thursday, Saratoga Snacks will try to start a streak when he faces five rivals in a seven-furlong, no-conditions allowance for older New York-breds. Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen for March 31, 2015

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Wins by Materiality, Mubtaahij, and Far From Over now off the trail changes Steve's Kentucky Derby Dozen. Read to learn how! Read More...

Far From Over injured, out of Wood

DRF | 13 hours ago
Far From Over, winner of the Grade 3 Withers Stakes and among the favorites for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, is injured and off the Kentucky Derby trail, his connections said Tuesday. Read More...

Korean Stallion Sharp Humor Dies in Accident

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Sharp Humor, runner-up in the 2006 Florida Derby (gr. I) won by Barbaro, has died in South Korea as a result of an accident at Let's Run Stud Farm on Jeju Island. Read More...

Stallion Sharp Humor Dies in South Korea

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Sharp Humor, runner-up in the 2006 Florida Derby (gr. I) won by Barbaro, has died in South Korea as a result of an accident at Let's Run Stud Farm on Jeju Island. Read More...

Live Video: Fasig-Tipton Texas Sale

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Click here to watch the Fasig-Tipton Texas Sale LIVE. Read More...

Sharp Humor dies in Korea

DRF | 14 hours ago
Grade 2 winner and sire Sharp Humor was reported to have died March 18 at Let’s Run Stud Farm on Korea’s Jeju Island. Read More...

Fracture Knocks Far From Over Off Derby Trail

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Todd Pletcher-trained Withers (gr. III) winner will undergo surgery for left hind condylar fracture sustained in March 28 workout at Palm Beach Downs. Read More...

Live Chat – Friday, April 3 at NOON EDT

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Join us to talk about this weekend's racing, including the Wood Memorial, the Santa Anita Derby, and the Blue Grass Stakes. Read More...

RMTC Nears Recommendation on Calming Agent

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium hopes to have a recommended testing threshold level by late April for a naturally occurring amino acid that has a calming effect on racehorses. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015 7:06 PM ET Zayat Stables' El Kabeir (Scat Daddy) fires a bullet in preparation for Saturday's GI Twinspires.com... Read More...