Thoroughbred News

Chrome’s Trainer to Receive Award

The trainer Art Sherman, who won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes with California Chrome, will receive the Laffit Pincay Jr. Award. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 4 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 9:46 PM ET The final composition of The Breeders' Cup Board of Directors was announced yesterday...Daring Dancer... Read More...

Spadina Road takes Deputy Minister Stakes

DRF | 4 hours ago
Spadina Road split horses in the stretch en route to a three-quarter-length score in the $125,000 Deputy Minister Stakes on Wednesday night at Woodbine. Read More...

Lil Bit O’Fun surprises in Wickerr Stakes

DRF | 5 hours ago
Lil Bit O’Fun was claimed for $40,000 at Del Mar last September. Almost 11 months later, the 6-year-old gelding has yet to lose for his new connections. Read More...

Spot Stretching Out for Zito in Curlin Stakes

Michael Compton | 6 hours ago
Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito will give Grade 2-winning sprinter Spot another chance to stretch out in Friday’s $100,000 Curlin for 3-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles. Purchased by Joseph Moss following the Grade 3 Hutcheson at Gulfstream Park in February, the gelded sophomore son of Pulpit came from off the pace to beat previously […](Read more...) Read More...

Record Breakers Headed for Del Mar Debutante

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
A pair of 2-year-old fillies who eclipsed the Del Mar Polytrack mark for five furlongs in separate racing debuts July 20, appear headed for a showdown in the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) for their powerhouse barns. Read More...

King: Del Mar pick three play for Thursday, July 24

DRF | 6 hours ago
When a fifth-race pick three kicks off at Del Mar, many horseplayers will be singling Lakota Road (#7). One can understand the reasoning – she already has won a starter allowance, she consistently runs the highest Beyer Speed Figures, and she enters this race in sharp form. Read More...

Apprentice Ritvo scores in Suffolk Downs debut

DRF | 7 hours ago
It’s all about the bloodlines in this game, so it was no surprise to find apprentice jockey Michael Ritvo in the winner’s circle with his first mount at Suffolk Downs on Wednesday. Read More...

Dance With Fate Off the Bench for San Diego

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) winner Dance With Fate, off since a sixth-place effort in the Kentucky Derby, tackles older horses for the first time in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) July 26 at Del Mar. Read More...

Shanon Nicole, Sister Ginger win Indiana Grand stakes

DRF | 7 hours ago
Kiss to Remember could not hold off the late-charging Shanon Nicole in the $205,200 Indiana Grand at Indiana Grand Race Course on Wednesday evening. Read More...

Haskin: The Saint of Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Unable to ride any longer due to a series of injuries and being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Valerie Buck turned her passion in another direction. Read More...

Shanon Nicole Takes Off-Turf Indiana Grand

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Shanon Nicole, owned and bred by Connie Apostelos, benefited from a quick early pace to rally and capture the $205,200 Indiana Grand Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Indiana Grand Race Course July 23. Read More...

Discreetly Mine Gets Third Winner

TDN | 8 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5:41 PM ET 8th at IND (Indiana Downs)MSW ($32K)     Winner: Lord Tyrion by Discreetly Mine Lord Tyrion (Discreetly Mine) streaks home to become the th... Read More...

Can Coup de Grace Land Blow in Amsterdam?

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
The $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course July 26 looks to have several intriguing contenders, some stretching out in distance and others dropping back. Read More...

Stakes for Churchill’s September meet closely resemble 2013

DRF | 8 hours ago
Churchill Downs on Tuesday released the stakes schedule for the second 12-day September meet in modern track history with minimal change from the 2013 inaugural. The schedule is identical to last year, with only purses having been adjusted. Read More...

Daring Dancer Closes for Lake George Victory

TDN | 8 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5:01 PM ET 9th at SAR (Saratoga)GII Lake George H. ($200,000)     Winner: Daring Dancer by Empire Maker Daring Dancer (f, 3, Empire Maker) rallies to ... Read More...

Daring Dancer bounces back from dud to win Lake George

DRF | 8 hours ago
Under a superb ground-saving ride by Alan Garcia, Daring Dancer ran down A Little Bit Sassy in the final stride to win the Grade 2 Lake George by a short head Wednesday at Saratoga. Read More...

Daring Dancer Prevails in Lake George Stakes

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
With a late stretch move, favored Daring Dancer caught A Little Bit Sassy to win by a head in the $200,000 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT) July 23 over the inner turf at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Delaware, Horsemen Hope to Pay Late Purses

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
The Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and Delaware Park are working to ensure horsemen are promptly paid purse money in light of delays in the receipt of results of equine drug tests. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: Sheppard tries to keep streak alive

DRF | 9 hours ago
When Jonathan Sheppard sent out the first two finishers in last year’s Jonathan Kiser, it marked the 45th consecutive year the Hall of Fame trainer has saddled at least one winner at Saratoga. Read More...

Del Mar Babies for Thursday, July 24

DRF | 9 hours ago
DRF handicapper Matt Bernier takes a closer look at juveniles running at Del Mar. Read More...

Tonalist, Wicked Strong Headline Jim Dandy

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tonalist and fourth-place finisher Wicked Strong share a highweight assignment of 123 pounds for the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga on July 26. Read More...

Meadowlands: Friday 7/25 Analysis

DRF | 10 hours ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 7/25 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Mohawk: Friday 7/25 Analysis

DRF | 10 hours ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Friday 7/25 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Frizette Heroine Returns to Winning Ways

TDN | 10 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:22 PM ET 6th at SAR (Saratoga)ALW (S) ($78K)     Winner: Artemis Agrotera by Roman Ruler Artemis Agrotera (Roman Ruler), heroine of last year's GI F... Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 7/25 Analysis

DRF | 10 hours ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 7/25 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Gisser: Modern Family is No. 1 in my book

DRF | 10 hours ago
It was just a footnote to Harness Racing Communication’s release of this week’s Top Ten Standardbred Poll. It read, “Note: Modern Family received 1 first-place vote.” That was me. While some of you may consider it a wasted vote and others may consider it an empty gesture, I don’t. He exemplified everything that our sport should be about and for that, he deserves one last shout out. Read More...

NY Filly Graduates Impressively Second Out

TDN | 11 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 2:50 PM ET 5th at SAR (Saratoga)MSW (S) ($73K)     Winner: Girlaboutown by A.P. Indy Girlaboutown (A.P. Indy)streaks clear to don cap and gown by 10 l... Read More...

Noble Moon tops entries for Amsterdam Stakes

DRF | 11 hours ago
Noble Moon, unraced since finishing sixth in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct in April, was one of nine 3-year-olds entered in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes at 6 1/2 furlongs. Read More...

Noble Moon tops entries for Amsterdam Stakes

DRF | 11 hours ago
Noble Moon, unraced since finishing sixth in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct in April, was one of nine 3-year-olds entered in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes at 6 1/2 furlongs. Read More...

Eight Stakes Set for Churchill in September

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
The second September meet in the 140-year history of Churchill Downs will offer eight stakes races with total purses of $925,000 during a 12-day run. Read More...

Hovdey: Untapable trying to join boys’ club

DRF | 11 hours ago
Untapable’s attempt to beat colts in the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday comes along at an appropriate time, at least in terms of relevant history. It was just shy of 100 years ago that the filly Regret made her racing debut in the 1914 Saratoga Special and beat the best colts around, including subsequent champion Pebbles. Read More...

Hovdey: Untapable trying to join boys’ club

DRF | 11 hours ago
Untapable’s attempt to beat colts in the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday comes along at an appropriate time, at least in terms of relevant history. It was just shy of 100 years ago that the filly Regret made her racing debut in the 1914 Saratoga Special and beat the best colts around, including subsequent champion Pebbles. Read More...

Ide Be Cool targets Prelude Stakes

DRF | 11 hours ago
Ide Be Cool could be on a collision course with the Grade 2, $400,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs. The reigning Louisiana-bred Horse of the Year is being pointed for the race’s local prep, the $100,000 Prelude on Aug. 2, after recently improving his career record to 7 for 7. Read More...

Ide Be Cool targets Prelude Stakes

DRF | 11 hours ago
Ide Be Cool could be on a collision course with the Grade 2, $400,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs. The reigning Louisiana-bred Horse of the Year is being pointed for the race’s local prep, the $100,000 Prelude on Aug. 2, after recently improving his career record to 7 for 7. Read More...

Trackattacker continues impressive 2-year-old season

DRF | 11 hours ago
Trackattacker might be a horse worth following, both at Emerald Downs and farther afield. The speedy 2-year-old has won his two starts with ease, breaking the track record for 4 1/2 furlongs in his debut and running six furlongs Sunday in 1:08.31 to win the $45,000 Emerald Express by 11 easy lengths as the 1-20 favorite.
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Trackattacker continues impressive 2-year-old season

DRF | 11 hours ago
Trackattacker might be a horse worth following, both at Emerald Downs and farther afield. The speedy 2-year-old has won his two starts with ease, breaking the track record for 4 1/2 furlongs in his debut and running six furlongs Sunday in 1:08.31 to win the $45,000 Emerald Express by 11 easy lengths as the 1-20 favorite.
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DiVito’s first-timers all were ready to win

DRF | 11 hours ago
Trainer Jim DiVito has sent out three debuting 2-year-olds so far this Arlington meet. All won, and the trio ran fast, according to the Beyer Speed Figure scale. Read More...

DiVito’s first-timers all were ready to win

DRF | 11 hours ago
Trainer Jim DiVito has sent out three debuting 2-year-olds so far this Arlington meet. All won, and the trio ran fast, according to the Beyer Speed Figure scale. Read More...

Life in Shambles seeks stakes score of his own in Curlin

DRF | 11 hours ago
So far, Life in Shambles has done his best work in the mornings, routinely working on even terms with Tonalist, who last month won the Belmont Stakes. On Friday, Life in Shambles will make his third attempt at achieving stakes success of his own when he runs in the $100,000 Curlin Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Life in Shambles seeks stakes score of his own in Curlin

DRF | 11 hours ago
So far, Life in Shambles has done his best work in the mornings, routinely working on even terms with Tonalist, who last month won the Belmont Stakes. On Friday, Life in Shambles will make his third attempt at achieving stakes success of his own when he runs in the $100,000 Curlin Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Global Gaming Almanac Set for July 28 Release

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
The Global Gaming Almanac provides 746 pages of comprehensive, up-to-date market summaries, financial data, statistics, and profiles of properties, owners, and regulators for 215 international gaming jurisdictions. Read More...

Queen Elizabeth’s horse among five to test positive for morphine

DRF | 12 hours ago
Five horses in England, including a horse owned by Queen Elizabeth II, have tested positive for morphine, the banned drug that is frequently detected in post-race samples as a result of environmental contamination. Read More...

Queen Elizabeth’s horse among five to test positive for morphine

DRF | 12 hours ago
Five horses in England, including a horse owned by Queen Elizabeth II, have tested positive for morphine, the banned drug that is frequently detected in post-race samples as a result of environmental contamination. Read More...

Art Sherman to Receive Laffit Pincay Award

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Art Sherman, a career horseman who rose to the pinnacle of racing this past spring when he guided California Chrome in a thrilling Triple Crown run, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Laffit Pincay Jr. Award. Read More...

Haskell: Medal Count is still an enigma

DRF | 12 hours ago
Even though we have seen a lot of Medal Count this year, there is a lot we still don’t know about him. His best distance? His preferred racing surface? And, to cut to the chase, where he fits in the 3-year-old division? Even his trainer, Dale Romans, isn’t sure about the first two questions. Read More...

‘Empressive’ Debut

TDN | 12 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:12 PM ET 2nd at SAR (Saratoga)Msw ($83K)     Winner: Empressive Humor by Distorted Humor Empressive Humor (Distorted Humor) pounces late to score a ... Read More...

Star Lady faces stablemate Macho Babe in Princess Margaret

DRF | 12 hours ago
Trainer Greg Tracy thinks Star Lady will be the better horse in the long run, but he isn’t sure she will be able to handle her stablemate Macho Babe in the $50,000 Princess Margaret at Northlands Park Friday night. Read More...

Harris, Frazier Lead 2014 Washingon HOF Class

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Trainer Ben Harris and jockey Ricky Frazier head a stellar group of 2014 Washington Racing Hall of Fame inductees, Emerald Downs announced. Read More...

Zito sends out Spot for Curlin Stakes

DRF | 12 hours ago
Trainer Nick Zito got the meet off to a good start Monday, saddling back-to-back winners Another Incident and Tony B. He’s hoping his good fortune will continue here Friday, when he sends out his Grade 2 winner, Spot, in the wide-open Curlin.
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