Thoroughbred News

Kingman, Toronado Set for Sussex Clash

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
An exciting matchup between group I winners Kingman and Toronado has shaped up for the QIPCO Sussex Stakes (Eng-I) July 30 at Goodwood. Read More...

Calhoun optimistic about Louies Flower in Prelude

DRF | 2 hours ago
Jockey Jamie Theriot, who teamed with trainer Bret Calhoun for a Breeders’ Cup double in 2010, will join forces with Calhoun at Louisiana Downs on Saturday, when he rides Louies Flower in the $100,000 Prelude. The race is the local prep for the Grade 2, $400,000 Super Derby. Read More...

Gold Appointment scratched from West Virginia Derby due to medication rule

DRF | 2 hours ago
Gold Appointment has been scratched from Saturday’s Grade 2 West Virginia Derby by trainer Robert Rockwell, who was unaware that new medication rules went into effect in West Virginia on July 9. Read More...

Whitney could be payback time for Palace Malice

DRF | 2 hours ago
Todd Pletcher has enjoyed too much success at Saratoga to lament the ones that got away. One can forgive him, however, for still agonizing over last year’s Travers when Palace Malice stumbled at the start, was last early, and rallied to finish fourth, beaten three-quarters of a length by Will Take Charge. Read More...

793 Cataloged for Tattersalls Ireland Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Tattersalls Ireland has cataloged 793 horses for its three-day August National Hunt sale, set for Aug. 12-14. Read More...

Saratoga Babies for Wednesday, July 30

DRF | 2 hours ago
DRF handicapper Dan Illman takes a closer look at juveniles running at Saratoga. Read More...

Palace Malice Hoping to Continue His Roll

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
With four victories in four starts this year, Palace Malice hopes to continue making a statement in the second half of the season when he races Aug. 2 in the grade I Whitney Handicap at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Rain softens turf course

DRF | 2 hours ago
It rained heavily at Woodbine on Monday, and there’s more rain in the forecast, so the course shouldn’t be as hard and as kind to speed as it was Sunday. The ground on the backstretch had some give to it when I walked on it Tuesday morning. Read More...

Mongol Bull in fine form for turf sprint

DRF | 2 hours ago
Owen Rainwater, now deceased, was an Illinois farmer of corn, soybeans, and wheat. He bred, owned, and trained horses, too, and found more success in Chicago than his tiny operation had a right to. Read More...

Passing Game gets no respect

DRF | 3 hours ago
Even though he has won five times in 20 starts, a respectable record, Passing Game seems to always get passed over by bettors. Read More...

Exercise rider pinned under horse in training accident

DRF | 3 hours ago
Jockey Amir Cedeno was injured on Tuesday morning at Del Mar when the 3-year-old colt Eddie’s First inexplicably collapsed just past the finish line during a routine training gallop, pinning Cedeno under the horse until assistance arrived. Read More...

Candy Boy takes show on road for West Virginia Derby

DRF | 3 hours ago
Candy Boy’s second season begins in earnest Saturday – and it’s going to involve some travel.
With no major main-track stakes for 3-year-olds left in California, Candy Boy will hit the road to compete in the Grade 2, $750,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Park. Read More...

Blasi rejoins Asmussen’s stable

DRF | 4 hours ago
Scott Blasi returned to work for trainer Steve Asmussen at Saratoga on Tuesday, four months after the longtime assistant was fired for inappropriate behavior detailed in a video released by the activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Read More...

Montana Jockey Seriously Injured in Spill

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
A jockey is hospitalized in serious condition with head injuries after a weekend horse racing accident in Great Falls, Mont. Read More...

Glatt has strong one-two punch

DRF | 4 hours ago
Trainer Mark Glatt has got them surrounded in Thursday’s featured seventh race at Del Mar. Read More...

Divine Fortune headlines Sheppard trio in A.P. Smithwick

DRF | 4 hours ago
The question is not whether trainer Jonathan Sheppard will win the $100,000 A.P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase at Saratoga for a record seventh time. The question is with which of his potent three-horse entry will he win it? Read More...

Evan Shipman distance will be test for Big Business

DRF | 4 hours ago
Trainer David Jacobson will try to end a bad month on a good note when he sends Big Business out as the likely favorite in Thursday’s $100,000 Evan Shipman Stakes for New York-breds at Saratoga. Read More...

All-sources handle down, ontrack business strong for first 10 days of Saratoga

DRF | 4 hours ago
After Mother Nature put a damper on the final two days of the second week, Saratoga’s all-sources handle is down 9.1 percent through the first 10 days of the meet compared to the same period last year. Read More...

Equibase Announces Redesigned Website

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Equibase Company announced July 29 the launch of a redesigned equibase.com website that features a multi-homepage concept with user-chosen pathways for new/casual fans, regular visitors, and seasoned handicappers. Read More...

Jerardi: Wiseman’s Ferry has another win machine

DRF | 5 hours ago
After a late start to the races, Wise Mac is making up for lost time and winning at a rate comparable to another son of Wiseman's Ferry Read More...

Shadwell Turf Mile to Offer $1 Million Purse

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Keeneland, in partnership with Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm, announced the Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) will carry a $1 million purse for its 29th running Saturday, Oct. 4. Read More...

Ashford’s Shanghai Bobby to Shuttle to Brazil

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Shanghai Bobby, the undefeated 2-year-old champion male of 2012, will stand the 2014 and 2015 Southern Hemisphere breeding seasons Brazil. Read More...

RCI to Consider Horses-in-Training Rules

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
The Association of Racing Commissioners International is considering rules to govern racehorses in training in an attempt to identify whether they are at risk for injury. Read More...

Son Of Clodovil On Top In the Lennox

TDN | 5 hours ago
Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:37 AM ET 3rd at GWD (GOODWOOD)G2 bet365 Lennox S.     Winner: Es Que Love (Ire) by Clodovil (Ire) Es Que Love (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}) wins Goodwood's ... Read More...

Story to Tell helping lift Hendricks barn

DRF | 5 hours ago
Story to Tell has romped around Del Mar with such ease in recent mornings that trainer Dan Hendricks is confident going into Sunday’s $200,000 Best Pal Stakes. Read More...

Samraat set to begin recovery at Violette barn

DRF | 6 hours ago
Trainer Rick Violette said Tuesday that surgery to repair small stress fractures in Samraat’s right cannon bone went well, and that he expects the multiple Grade 3 winner to be back in his barn at Saratoga within the next 48 hours. Read More...

Will Take Charge gets in his Whitney work

DRF | 6 hours ago
After postponing his work one day due to track conditions, trainer D. Wayne Lukas was finally able to send the 2013 Travers winner Will Take Charge out to work three furlongs over a wet and sealed Oklahoma training track early Tuesday morning in his final major prep for Saturday’s Grade 1 Whitney. Read More...

Beau Genius, Grade 1 winner and pensioned sire, euthanized at 29

DRF | 6 hours ago
Grade 1 winner and pensioned sire Beau Genius was euthanized July 25 at Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, Calif., due to declining health. He was 29. Read More...

Balmoral: Wednesday 7/30 Analysis

DRF | 6 hours ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 7/30 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 7/30 Analysis

DRF | 6 hours ago
Ken Walters' analysis of the Wednesday 7/30 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 7/29/2014

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Monmouth Park, Saratoga, Del Mar, Europe, Parx, Canterbury, Woodbine & More! Read More...

Keeneland shelves plans for Instant Racing parlor

DRF | 7 hours ago
Keeneland has put its plans to build a parlor for slot-machine-like devices on hold “indefinitely” because of its recent selection as the host of the Breeders’ Cup two-day event in 2015, the track’s chief operating officer confirmed Tuesday. Read More...

Bergman: Sebastian K losing his air of invincibility entering Cashman

DRF | 8 hours ago
The perception from this corner when looking at Sebastian K’s arrival on these shores, is that with each passing week there is a change in how his superiority is being perceived and challenged. Read More...

Social Inclusion to Move to Chad Brown

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Ron Sanchez will send former hype horse Social Inclusion--coming off a career-worst seventh in the July 27 Haskell Invitational (gr. I)--to trainer Chad Brown in hopes of hitting the restart button on the colt's career. Read More...

Chad Brown new trainer of Social Inclusion

DRF | 8 hours ago
Trainer Chad Brown said Tuesday that Social Inclusion will join his stable at Saratoga on Wednesday. The seventh-place finisher in Sunday’s Grade 1 Haskell, Social Inclusion is owned by Rontos Racing Stable and has been based at Gulfstream Park throughout his 3-year-old campaign with Manny Azpurua. Read More...

WGOH: Patience Is Shah’s Virtue

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Owner Kaleem Shah believes in giving horses time to succeed. Read More...

Rocky Transition for New Drug Rules in West Virginia

West Virginia horseracing’s transition to new medication rules has not gone smoothly. Since the so-called Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication and Testing Program went into effect on July 9, dozens of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 18 hours ago
Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 9:40 PM ET Toormore (Ire) tries to get back on track in Goodwood's G2 Lennox S...R Free Roll splashes to victory in the... Read More...

Kingman vs. Toronado at Glorious Goodwood

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the group I Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood. Read More...

Emperors Palace 2YO Sale Set for August

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
The 2014 Emperors Palace National 2-year-old sale will be held over three days, from Aug. 13-15, at the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association complex at Gosforth Park in South Africa. Read More...

R Free Roll Leads the Way in Honorable Miss

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
R Free Roll pulled a mild upset July 28 at Saratoga Race Course when shooting straight to the lead and holding firmly in the stretch to take the $200,000 HRTV Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. II) for filly and mare sprinters. Read More...

Prominent Sire Beau Genius Dies at 29

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
The millionaire and grade I-winning son of Bold Ruckus was euthanized July 25 due to the infirmities of old age. Read More...

R Free Roll wires Honorable Miss Handicap

DRF | 22 hours ago
Trainer Danny Gargan and his owner, Richard Averill, knew the only way to beat the 6-5 La Verdad in Monday’s $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap at a soggy Saratoga was to take the race right to the speedy favorite. And that strategy paid big dividends after their Florida invader R Free Roll sprinted to a 1 1/4-length, wire-to-wire victory in the Grade 2 dash for older fillies and mares. Read More...

R Free Roll Wires the Honorable Miss H.

TDN | 23 hours ago
Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 4:54 PM ET 8th at SAR (Saratoga)GII Honorable Miss H. ($200,000)     Winner: R Free Roll by Rockport Harbor R Free Roll (Rockport Harbor) goes virtually ... Read More...

As Revenue Drops, NY Casinos Get Extra Hours

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
State regulators in New York have acted quickly to issue a new rule letting racetrack-based casinos operate an extra two hours a day. Read More...

Meadowlands: Drop The Ball looks for Lady Liberty repeat

DRF | 1 day ago
Drop The Ball has been something of a streaky performer throughout her career, but driver Corey Callahan believes the 6-year-old pacing mare is on an upswing as she gets ready for Saturday’s $177,750 Lady Liberty Stakes at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Read More...

Grade II Winners to Battle in WV Derby

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Grade II winners Candy Boy, Tapiture, and Vicar's in Trouble, all of which competed in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), are among nine 3-year-olds entered in the West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 2. Read More...

Northfield: Tuesday 7/29 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 1 day ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Tuesday 7/29 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Mohawk: Tuesday 7/29 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Tuesday 7/29 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Calumet Farm hires Wilkins as director of stallion division

DRF | 1 day ago
Calumet Farm has named Ken Wilkins, formerly of Spendthrift Farm, to be the new director of the farm’s stallion division. Read More...