Thoroughbred News

Bayern’s First Foal, a Filly, Arrives in Ontario

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
The filly born Jan. 16 is owned by M.E. Kennedy Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 1/19 Analysis

DRF | 8 hours ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Thursday 1/19 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 1/19 Analysis

DRF | 8 hours ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 1/19 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Southwest next race for Uncontested

DRF | 9 hours ago
Uncontested emerged from his Monday romp in the $150,000 Smarty Jones in good order and is being pointed for the second race in Oaklawn’s series for 3-year-olds, the Southwest. Read More...

Meadowlands: Thursday night racing to be broadcast live on SNY

DRF | 9 hours ago
Meadowlands Racetrack and SNY, the official home of the New York Mets, Jets, and all things New York sports, have struck a deal to broadcast seven live nights of racing. Read More...

Jockey Olguin Secures Milestone Win

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Veteran Jockey Gerry Olguin, who counts a Canadian classic among his 105 black-type stakes wins, earned the 2,000th victory of his career Jan. 15 at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Olguin reaches his goal

DRF | 9 hours ago
Jockey Gerry Olguin turned 44 on Sunday, but the celebration really began when he rode two winners here that day to reach the 2,000-victory mark. Read More...

Stonestreet sponsorship boosts purse of Lexington Stakes

DRF | 10 hours ago
The purse of the Grade 3 Lexington Stakes at Keeneland here has been raised to $200,000 from $150,000 due to a sponsorship agreement between the track and Stonestreet. Read More...

Industry representatives urge lawmakers to return NYRA to private hands

DRF | 11 hours ago
Representatives of the New York racing industry and the community of Saratoga Springs urged a committee of lawmakers on Tuesday to return control of the New York Racing Association to a private board. Read More...

Stonestreet to Sponsor Lexington Stakes, Purse Boosted

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Keeneland announced Jan. 17 that Barbara Banke's Stonestreet has become the signature sponsor of the Spring Meet's Lexington Stakes (G3), to be held April 15.  Read More...

The Curse of Haskin

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming and all meaningful and timely topics to bring you the latest news on the ever-growing dreaded "Haskin Curse" that has quietly plagued the Sport of Kings for well more than a decade. Read More...

Afleet Express standing stud in Korea

DRF | 12 hours ago
Grade 1 winner Afleet Express has been sold to stand in Korea, where he will continue his stud career. Read More...

Free: Santa Anita horses to watch for week of Jan. 16

DRF | 12 hours ago
Free: Santa Anita horses to watch for week of Jan. 16 Read More...

Dortmund Drills for Sherman at Los Al

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
With Anna Wells aboard, the towering chestnut stretched his legs through three furlongs in :36 3/5. As one chapter comes to a close with California Chrome's upcoming retirement, another begins with Dortmund as the hopeful figurehead.  Read More...

Road to the Derby: Smarty Jones Stakes

DRF | 13 hours ago
Road to the Derby: Smarty Jones Stakes Read More...

Luxair Jets Official Eclipse Awards Partner

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association today announced that LUXAIR JETS (luxairjets.com), which provides private aviation travel on a fleet of some of the world's finest private aircraft, has become an official partner of the Eclipse Awards. Read More...

Bradester, Mexikoma standing in Texas

DRF | 13 hours ago
Grade 1 winner Bradester and Grade 1-placed Mexikoma will each begin his stallion career in Texas for the 2017 breeding season. Read More...

Attorney for Mario Serey Jr. claims clenbuterol positives result of sabotage

DRF | 13 hours ago
An attorney for Mario Serey Jr. on Tuesday argued at a hearing in front of the stewards at Penn National Racecourse that a recent spate of positives in the trainer’s barn for the regulated medication clenbuterol was the result of sabotage. Read More...

Hong Kong Selections for Wednesday, January 18, 2017

DRF | 14 hours ago
Hong Kong Selections for Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Sha Tin Read More...

Five test positive at Kentucky training center for less-virulent form of herpes

DRF | 14 hours ago
A handful of horses at a second facility in Oldham County, Ky., have tested positive for the wild-type strain of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1), but none of the horses are showing symptoms of the disease. Read More...

R. A. Hill Stable Buys Into Breaking Lucky

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Gunpowder Farms announced Jan. 17 that R. A. Hill Stable has purchased an ownership interest in Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Contender Breaking Lucky.   Read More...

Metaboss to Harris Farms in California

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Grade 3 winner Metaboss has been retired and will enter stud this year at Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif., for a fee of $2,000 stands and nurses. Read More...

Speed Figure Report for week ending Jan. 16, 2017

DRF | 14 hours ago
Each week, TimeformUS Chief Figure Maker Craig Milkowski takes a look back at the weekend’s graded stakes and releases the TimeformUS Speed Figures for these races. Read More...

Midwest/Canada Regional: Quick Entrance

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
When Anthony Bilotta made a trip to Alberta, Canada, to see his son graduate from Olds College, he didn’t expect to make a major life decision. But that’s what happened when he took a drive to see Alydeed, who was standing at Peaceful Valley Farms. Read More...

Stronach Still Seeking New Heights for Racing

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Anyone who doubts Frank Stronach's ability to think big needs only to gaze at the 473-ton steel and bronze statue of Pegasus, the winged stallion of Greek mythology, that captivates visitors as they enter Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Combating A Culture Of Cheating

(First in a two-part series.) Horse racing has a culture of cheating. Its problem is drugs. It's what the public calls doping. The methods differ, as do the drugs. At one end of the spectrum,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Harness: Dr J Hanover tops Tattersalls January Mixed Sale

DRF | 1 day ago
Tony Alagna signed the ticket for the sales topper at Monday’s Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands, and it won’t take the trainer much time to get familiar with the horse. Read More...

Prize Exhibit Sweeps by in Megahertz

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
With a late burst of speed, D P Racing's Prize Exhibit swept her competition to win the $100,000 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park Jan. 16 by 1 1/4 lengths. Read More...

Uncontested all the way in Smarty Jones Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Uncontested was left alone on the lead in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes on Monday at Oaklawn Park and put on a show in the slop, winning off by 5 1/4 lengths while picking up 10 eligibility points for the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Metaboss enters stud at Harris Farms in California

DRF | 1 day ago
Grade 3 winner Metaboss will begin his stallion career at Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif. for the 2017 breeding season, where he will stand for an advertised fee of $2,000. Read More...

Prize Exhibit ends losing streak in Megahertz Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
With each passing furlong, Prize Exhibit moved closer to the front in Monday’s $100,690 Megahertz Stakes at a mile on turf at Santa Anita. Read More...

‘Uncontested’ Smarty Jones Romp for Uncontested

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Aptly named Uncontested jumped out to an early lead and never looked back en route to a 5 1/4-length romp in the Smarty Jones Stakes over a sloppy track at Oaklawn Park on the Martin Luther King holiday card Jan. 16. Read More...

Uncontested Romp in Smarty Jones

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Aptly named Uncontested jumped out to an early lead and never looked back en route to a 5 1/4-length romp in the Smarty Jones Stakes over a sloppy track at Oaklawn Park on the Martin Luther King holiday card Jan. 16. Read More...

Shackleford racks up three winners in one day

Shackleford, last year's co-leading Freshman Sire by winners with 20, has started off red-hot in 2017... Read More...

First Foal by Palace Malice Born

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The first foal by multiple grade 1 winner Palace Malice was born at Three Chimneys in the early morning of Jan. 12. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 1/18 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 1/18 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Green Gratto by a head in Toboggan Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Jockey Kendrick Carmouche suggested that the connections of Green Gratto alter the blinkers the 7-year-old gelding wears in his races. Considering the narrow margin by which Green Gratto won Monday’s Grade 3, $125,000 Toboggan Stakes at Aqueduct, it was a prudent piece of advice. Read More...

Road to the 2017 Derby: Sham Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Road to the Derby: Sham Stakes Read More...

December Seven targets Mineshaft

DRF | 1 day ago
After toying with running their promising 4-year-old December Seven on Saturday in the Louisiana Stakes, owner Samantha Siegel and trainer Paul McGee decided not to enter the colt, and to wait for the Grade 3 Mineshaft here Feb. 25. Read More...

Promising Sharp 3-year-olds find themselves stuck

DRF | 1 day ago
The good news is trainer Joe Sharp and owner Brad Grady have two promising 3-year-olds this winter. The bad news is that the two horses, Cool Arrow and Girvin, are stabled at the Evangeline Downs Training Center. Read More...

Green Gratto Grinds Out Toboggan Win

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Gaston and Anthony Grant's Green Gratto grinded out a gate-to-wire win, where he was pressured every step of the way, in the Toboggan Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack Jan. 16.  Read More...

Farrell a go for Silverbulletday

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Wayne Catalano left the door open to take Farrell out of the Silverbulletday Stakes even after entering the filly Friday, but after Farrell worked five furlongs in 1:01.60 on Sunday, Catalano said she would indeed start Saturday in the $150,000 Silverbulletday. Read More...

I’m a Chatterbox to try turf in Marie Krantz Memorial

DRF | 1 day ago
While schooling I'm a Chatterbox in the Fair Grounds paddock Sunday, trainer Larry Jones confirmed that the multiple Grade 1-winning mare will make her turf debut Saturday in the $75,000 Marie Krantz Memorial Stakes here at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Mahoning Valley Announces Purse Increase

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, announced Jan. 16 across the board purse increases beginning with Condition Book 2, which starts Jan. 30. Read More...

Modify, Zaphical stand out in Thursday feature

DRF | 1 day ago
Oaklawn will put the spotlight on fillies and mares Thursday in the eighth race, an optional $35,000 claimer over six furlongs. Read More...

Rockshaw will point to 3-year-old sprint stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Rockshaw is a candidate for the 3-year-old sprint stakes at Oaklawn Park after his win in a Saturday allowance, trainer Ron Moquett said. Read More...

N.Y.-based Jose Ortiz has great weekend in Arkansas

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Ron Moquett brought Eclipse Award finalist Jose Ortiz to town to ride opening weekend at Oaklawn Park and the two had a memorable run Saturday and Sunday. Read More...

No new positives or movement on quarantine at Fair Grounds

DRF | 1 day ago
There were no new cases of the equine herpesvirus reported over the weekend at Fair Grounds, but the track and Louisiana state officials still were grappling with the logistics of managing the viral outbreak here. Read More...

Road to the Derby: Jerome Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Road to the Derby: Jerome Stakes Read More...

Services on Wednesday for Glenn DiSanto

DRF | 1 day ago
A service will be held Wednesday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., for longtime New York horseman Glenn DiSanto, who died Saturday after a lengthy bout with cancer. He was 62. Read More...