Thoroughbred News

Balmoral: Sunday 10/26 Analysis

DRF | 2 hours ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Sunday 10/26 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Dayton: Clear Vision, Market Share with thrilling stake wins

DRF | 4 hours ago
Fans across the country were treated to another epic battle between older pacing wonders Foiled Again and Clear Vision in the $122,000 Dayton Pacing Derby, the co-feature along with the $160,000 Trotting Derby on Friday night at Dayton Raceway. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 4 hours ago
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 9:12 PM ET We are inside of a week to the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita, and several horses got in... Read More...

Hoosier: Burke, Kakaley on fire in Circle City

DRF | 5 hours ago
The team of driver Matt Kakaley and trainer Ron Burke dominated in Circle City action at Hoosier Park on Friday night. The dynamic duo scored three stake wins together including victories by top national players JK Endofanera and Limelight Beach. Read More...

Passing Some Time at Belmont and Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III) and Fayette Stakes (gr. II). Read More...

Fair Grounds restores purses for 2014-15 meet

DRF | 7 hours ago
Fair Grounds, acceding to a directive from the Louisiana Racing Commission, has restored the originally scheduled purse structure for the upcoming 2014-15 race meet. Read More...

Sparkman: Native Bombshell latest success for War Front

DRF | 8 hours ago
After 100 years of sustained success as a stallion station, perhaps we should never be surprised by the success of a sire standing at Claiborne Farm. Since Celt led the American sire list in 1921, 10 different Claiborne stallions have topped the sire list 28 times. It may not be too many more years before Claiborne’s current star stallion, War Front, adds to those numbers. Read More...

Big week ahead for Robisons

DRF | 8 hours ago
J. Kirk and Judy Robison are standing at the threshold of what could be an unforgettable week for their breeding and racing operations. The couple has five homebreds in four stakes on the $2 million New Mexico Classic Cup card at Zia Park on Sunday, while their Mico Margarita is revving up for a start in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 1. Read More...

NJ Sports Betting Put on Hold by Court Order

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
A temporary restraining order requested by professional sports leagues has put New Jersey's plans to allow sports betting on hold. The state had planned to begin taking wagers Oct. 26. Read More...

Fair Grounds Ordered to Restore Purse Funds

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
The Louisiana Racing Commission Oct. 21 ordered Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots to restore $2.7 million in purse supplements from video poker revenue for the upcoming Thoroughbred meet. Read More...

WinStar purchases interest in Daredevil

DRF | 9 hours ago
WinStar Farm has acquired a half-interest in Grade 1 winner Daredevil, in partnership with owner Let’s Go Stable. Read More...

The Big Apple’s Big Vote

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
The outcome of this year's New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association could significantly change the priorities of the owners and trainers organization. Read More...

Galileo Filly Impressive in Stateside Unveiling

TDN | 9 hours ago
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 4:30 PM ET 7th at KEE (Keeneland)Alw ($58K)     Winner: Photo Call (Ire) by Galileo (Ire) Photo Call (Ire) (f, 3, Galileo {Ire}) impresses in U.S. deb... Read More...

Trainer Ward Sends Talented Duo to Juv. Turf

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Hootenanny has proven himself against talented juvenile turf runners in Europe and Luck of the Kitten banked a graded stakes at Santa Anita, giving trainer Wesley Ward two good chances to land his first Breeders' Cup win. Read More...

Trainer Ward Sends Talented Duo to Juv. Turf

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Hootenanny has proven himself against talented juvenile turf runners in Europe and Luck of the Kitten banked a graded stakes at Santa Anita, giving trainer Wesley Ward two good chances to land his first Breeders' Cup win. Read More...

Ward Sends Talented Duo to Juvenile Turf

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Hootenanny has proven himself against talented juvenile turf runners in Europe and Luck of the Kitten banked a graded stakes at Santa Anita, giving trainer Wesley Ward two good chances to land his first Breeders' Cup win. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: Breeders’ Cup defectors meet in Bold Ruler

DRF | 9 hours ago
Saturday’s Grade 3 Bold Ruler Handicap should play similarly to a third-level allowance on closing weekend at Saratoga, when odds-on River Rocks led throughout, with second choice Salutos Amigos chasing him around the track. Read More...

Lab: Delays Followed Suspicious Samples Spike

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Officials at a Lexington equine drug-testing laboratory blamed recent long delays in processing samples on a spike of nearly 100 times the number of usual suspicious results this year compared with 2013. Read More...

Lab: Delays Followed Suspicious Samples Spike

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Officials at a Lexington equine drug-testing laboratory blamed recent long delays in processing samples on a spike of nearly 100 times the number of usual suspicious results this year compared with 2013. Read More...

Judge halts Monmouth’s plan to start taking sports bets

DRF | 9 hours ago
A federal judge has once again stepped between New Jersey and its plan to let state racetracks and casinos offer sports betting. Read More...

Chrome Facing Retirement With Poor BC Effort

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
The racing career of California Chrome would come to an end with a poor performance in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 1, one of his owners said in a published report. Read More...

Chrome Facing Retirement With Poor BC Effort

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
The racing career of California Chrome would come to an end with a poor performance in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 1, one of his owners said in a published report. Read More...

WinStar Buys Half Interest in Daredevil

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
The deal means the leading 2-year-old son of More Than Ready will eventually stand at the Central Kentucky farm, alongside his sire. Read More...

WinStar Buys Half Interest in Daredevil

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
The deal means the leading 2-year-old son of More Than Ready will eventually stand at the Central Kentucky farm, alongside his sire. Read More...

WinStar Acquires Half-Interest in Daredevil

TDN | 10 hours ago
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 3:28 PM ET Officials at WinStar Farm have announced they have bought a 50% interest in GISW and BC Juvenile hope Daredevil. Read More...

Lankan Rupee matches his sire’s Group 1 record

Arrowfield Stud | 10 hours ago
Lankan Rupee's spectacular fourth Group 1 victory, in the Manikato Stakes, equals the Group 1 race record of his champion sire Redoute's Choice... Read More...

Midnight Lucky Out of F&M Sprint, Retired

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Dual grade I winner Midnight Lucky has been withdrawn from consideration for the DraftKings Breeder's Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) following a six-furlong workout Oct. 24 and will be retired, trainer Bob Baffert confirmed. Read More...

Quality Road Colt Finishes Fast at Keeneland

TDN | 10 hours ago
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 2:57 PM ET 4th at KEE (Keeneland)Msw ($56K)     Winner: Spring Quality  by Quality Road Spring Quality (c, 2, Quality Road) becomes 10th winner for fr... Read More...

Dayatthespa Silenced All Doubters

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
The chestnut daughter of City Zip had been overlooked at a 2-year-olds in training sale for immaturity, offset knees and a wider than typically accepted way of walking in front. She has since soared above all expectations Read More...

Weather forcing New York horses to scramble

DRF | 11 hours ago
As of Friday, there were still 44 possible Breeders’ Cup starters stabled in New York, and Mother Nature was wreaking havoc with the work schedules for many of them. Read More...

Royal Stage ready for breakthrough

DRF | 11 hours ago
Gulfstream Park West should take down a good share of the nation’s simulcast dollars on Monday as there are only four other tracks running during the day, and two of them are out West. Read More...

Women in Racing: From the Classroom to Career

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Statebreds take the spotlight for New Mexico Classic Cup card

DRF | 11 hours ago
The undefeated Proceed is among a handful of 3-year-olds who will take center stage during the $2 million New Mexico Classic Cup program at Zia Park on Sunday. The card features 12 divisional stakes restricted to horses bred in the state, with eight of the races for Thoroughbreds and four for Quarter Horses. Read More...

Spaghetti Mouse, Wolski voted into British Columbia Horse Racing Hall of Fame

DRF | 11 hours ago
Spaghetti Mouse and Tommy Wolski recently were voted into the British Columbia Horse Racing Hall of Fame and will be inducted at the annual awards dinner at Newlands Golf and Country Club on Dec. 4. Read More...

Clocker: Goldencents shows he’s sitting on ready

DRF | 11 hours ago
A handful of Breeders’ Cup workers, topped by defending Dirt Mile champ Goldencents and Classic contender Moreno, spiced up Friday’s training session at Santa Anita. Read More...

Hovdey: Willard maintaining tight rein on a tough one

DRF | 11 hours ago
Steve Willard, the exercise rider who was instrumental in the development of Zenyatta, is hanging in against the ravages of pancreatic cancer. Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Multiple contenders in River Memories

DRF | 11 hours ago
One could go several different ways in the River Memories Stakes for fillies and mares, which will be run in lane 2, over a turf course which was firm on Friday. Read More...

Ruler of The World to Coolmore Stud for 2015

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Ruler of The World, winner of the 2013 Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I), has been retired from racing and will stand in 2015 at Coolmore Stud in Ireland. Read More...

Brown can close meet with stakes double

DRF | 12 hours ago
Chad Brown enters Sunday’s closing-day card already having secured his third consecutive Belmont fall meet training title. He will try to put a bow on the meet with at least one – perhaps two – stakes victories. Read More...

Moreno in Sharp Breeders’ Cup Classic Drill

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Whitney Stakes (gr. I) winner Moreno drilled six furlongs in 1:12 3/5 Oct. 24 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Hastings horsemen hope to avoid horse-shortage issues next year

DRF | 12 hours ago
The 2014 Hastings meet ends Sunday, and the shortage of horses made it difficult for departing racing secretary Stuart Slagle to put together decent cards all year. Slagle, who did an admirable job under the circumstances, is moving on to become the racing secretary at Woodbine. Read More...

Don’t Tell Sophia, Ria Antonia Drill for BC

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Don't Tell Sophia and Ria Antonia, pre-entered for the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) Oct. 31, turned in half-mile breezes Oct. 24 at Keeneland. Read More...

HRRN Plans 17 Hours of Breeders’ Cup Coverage

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Horse Racing Radio Network, the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, Ky., plans to to provide 17 hours of live Breeders' Cup coverage from Santa Anita Park beginning Wednesday, Oct. 29. Read More...

Ruler Of The World retired, to stand in Ireland

DRF | 12 hours ago
English classic winner Ruler Of The World has been retired from racing and will begin his stallion career at Coolmore’s Irish base in Co. Kildare, Ireland for the 2015 breeding season. A fee will be announced at a later date. Read More...

Fiesolana going in Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf

DRF | 12 hours ago
Fiesolana, cross-entered in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf and the Breeders’ Cup Mile, will run in the Filly and Mare Turf, according to Alan Cooper, racing manager for her owner, the Niarchos family. Read More...

Ruler of the World Retired

TDN | 12 hours ago
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 12:51 PM ET Ruler of the World Retired Read More...

Gutsy Lankan Rupee Makes All in Manikato

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Lankan Rupee, Australia's newly minted Horse of the Year and champion sprinter, blasted from the starting gate at Moonee Valley Oct. 24 and held on for a narrow victory in the Aus$1 million Manikato Stakes (Aus-I). Read More...

Finley has rooting interest on two fronts

DRF | 13 hours ago
When Twilight Eclipse starts in the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita next Saturday, he will be part of a unique sporting week for Terry Finley, the president of the West Point Thoroughbreds, which owns the gelding.
Sunday afternoon, Finley will be at the StubHub Center stadium in Southern California to watch his 23-year-old son Ryan play forward for Chivas USA versus the San Jose Earthquakes in the regular-season finale of Major League Soccer. Read More...

Hammersly: How I’d play Santa Anita for Saturday, Oct. 25

DRF | 13 hours ago
The day looks as though it may start out a bit chalky, but hey, you take what the card gives you. Read More...

Migliore Elected to TRF Board of Directors

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation has elected TV racing analyst and former jockey Richard Migliore to its board of directors. Read More...