Thoroughbred News

Medaglia d’Oro Distaffer Prevails in Deauville Debut

TDN | 13 mins ago
Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:51 AM ET 3rd at DVL (DEAUVILLE)?25,000 Prix d'Hotot-en-Auge (Maiden)     Winner: Mexican Gold by Medaglia d'Oro Khalid Abdullah's Mexican Gold (Me... Read More...

Makfi Colt Strikes in Deauville Unveiling

TDN | 44 mins ago
Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:20 AM ET 1st at DVL (DEAUVILLE)?25,000 Prix de Saint Desir (Maiden)     Winner: Make Believe (GB) by Makfi (GB) Make Believe (GB) (Makfi {GB}), a ... Read More...

F-T October Yearling Sale Recap Day 3

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Ian Tapp recaps the Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale, including details on the day's top sellers, impressions from participants, and a rare white sales yearling. Read More...

McDonald: Love Me Only Was ‘Ouchy,’ Not Lame

Eaton Sales owner Reiley McDonald held his ground on the witness stand Wednesday against persistent questioning on medication and breeding records in a lawsuit filed by Frank and Jane Lyon’s Summer... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 10 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:17 PM ET A record 201 horses were pre-entered for the upcoming Breeders' Cup championships and we have complete... Read More...

Early Thoughts on the BC Pre-Entries

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
J. Keeler Johnson shares his early thoughts on the Breeders' Cup pre-entries. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton October: Records fall in closing session

DRF | 12 hours ago
The profile of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale as a destination event for sellers and buyers alike continued to gain traction during the 2014 renewal, setting records in gross, average, and median prices for a fourth straight year. Read More...

Tapit Filly Tops Record F-T October Sale

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Led by a $410,000 Tapit half sister to graded winner and sire Desert Party, the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale set records for gross, average, and median as pinhookers and end-users battled for choice prospects. Read More...

California’s Golden Eagle Farm Set to Close

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Golden Eagle Farm in Ramona, Calif., founded and owned by the late John and Betty Mabee, is scheduled to close Oct. 31 after 40 years of operation, according to Golden Eagle racing manager Janine McCullough. Read More...

Queen’s Plate Winner Lexie Lou in Autumn Miss

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Southern California race fans will get a rare look at a Queen's Plate winner when Lexie Lou takes on a full field of 3-year-old fillies in the $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 25 on the Santa Anita turf. Read More...

Romansh Tries One Turn in Bold Ruler

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
The $200,000 Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III) at Belmont Park Oct. 25 drew a classy, competitive field of seven, headed by proven graded stakes horses Romansh, River Rocks, and Salutos Amigos. Read More...

Declaration of War Moving to Ashford Stud

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Declaration of War, third on his only start on dirt in last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will relocate to Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., for the 2015 breeding season, it was announced Oct. 22. Read More...

Declaration of War Moving to Ashford Stud

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Declaration of War, third on his only start on dirt in last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will relocate to Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., for the 2015 breeding season, it was announced Oct. 22. Read More...

Laurie’s Rocket to Stand at McDowell Farm

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Laurie's Rocket has been retired and will stand the 2015 season at Bill and Mary McDowell's McDowell Farm near Sparkman, Ark., owner Willis Horton announced Oct. 22. Read More...

Laurie’s Rocket to Stand at McDowell Farm

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Laurie's Rocket has been retired and will stand the 2015 season at Bill and Mary McDowell's McDowell Farm near Sparkman, Ark., owner Willis Horton announced Oct. 22. Read More...

Yonkers: Oakes has Luck Be Withyou ready for $500K Messenger

DRF | 15 hours ago
The racing season hasn’t panned out as well as expected for Luck Be Withyou, last year’s Breeders Crown champion for 2-year-old pacing colts. The son of Western Ideal has had his share of luckless trips thus far, but hopes to turn it around in a big way on Saturday in the $500,000 Messenger Stakes final at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: Allowance feature has horses for turf, dirt

DRF | 15 hours ago
The nominal feature on Thursday at Belmont Park is race 7, a $77,000 optional claimer with preliminary allowance conditions for 3-year-olds that is scheduled for a mile on the Widener turf. Read More...

Pandolfo: Harness Par Times

DRF | 15 hours ago
It's been a few years since I've released updated track par times. If you use the DRF Harness Eye past performances, the published Speed Figures are already adjusted for track speed, and I recommend that you use those figures. But it's always good to have a general idea of track speed. Read More...

Pour Moi Colt Tops Yearling Action at Arqana

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
A colt from the first crop of Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner Pour Moi topped the sales action on the third day of the Arqana October yearling sale in Deauville, France, selling to Sylvain Vidal for US$177,044 Oct 22. Read More...

Yonkers: Nuncio, Lyonssomewhere give Takter a chance at two $500K wins

DRF | 16 hours ago
A half-length loss in the Hambletonian Stakes prevents Nuncio from a chance at history, but the Jimmy Takter trainee can add to his credentials with a win in Saturday’s $500,000 Yonkers Trot at Yonkers Raceway. Takter also starts contender Lyonssomewhere in the $500,000 Messenger Pace. Read More...

‘Eagle’ Soars at Keeneland

TDN | 16 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:55 PM ET 6th at KEE (Keeneland)Alw ($58K)     Winner: Eagle by Candy Ride (ARG) Eagle (Candy Ride {Arg}) soars clear to score in Keeneland 2-year... Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 10/24 analysis

DRF | 17 hours ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Friday 10/24 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Keeneland-Based Horses are BC Bound

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Of 201 horses pre-entered to the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park, 38 raced or trained at Keeneland in September or October. Read More...

Vernon: Friday 10/24 Analysis

DRF | 17 hours ago
James Witherite's analysis of the Friday 10/24 card at Vernon Downs. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 10/17 Analysis

DRF | 17 hours ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 10/24 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Wells reaches plea deal in race-fixing case

DRF | 17 hours ago
U.S. prosecutors have agreed to drop a three-count federal indictment alleging race fixing against the trainer David Wells in exchange for Wells pleading guilty to one misdemeanor charge of “rigging a publicly exhibited contest” in a Pennsylvania state court, according to court documents filed last week. Read More...

Clocker: Private Prospect has solid drill for Juvenile

DRF | 17 hours ago
Wednesday proved to be another slow day on the Breeders’ Cup workout front, with the monotony of the long morning finally broken when Private Prospect came out after the second renovation break to work six furlongs for the Juvenile. Read More...

Arlington-Washington Futurity winner Recount done for year

DRF | 17 hours ago
Recount, the Arlington-Washington Futurity winner in his most recent start, won’t race again until 2015, trainer Jim DiVito said last week. Read More...

Tapit Filly Becomes New Fasig-Tipton Topper

TDN | 17 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:45 PM ET FTKOCT (Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling Sale)hip 984     Yearling F     Tapit--Sage Cat     410,000  Breeder: Steven Sinatra & David Smith (KY)  Consignor: Woods Edge Farm (Peter O?Callaghan), agent   Buyer: Conquest Stables LLC Conquest Stables bests mark it set at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling sale; goes to $410K for Tapit filly. Read More...

Dimension Looking to Improve in Turf Sprint

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Speedy Dimension will be seeking his second consecutive stakes win at 6 1/2 furlongs on grass when he lines up in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1. Read More...

Alexis Tangier heads Autumn Miss Stakes

DRF | 18 hours ago
Saturday’s $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes for 3-year-old fillies over a mile on turf at Santa Anita will have a large field, and a strong team from trainer Tom Proctor’s stable. Read More...

Thecushmaker tries to keep momentum going for red-hot Hinsley

DRF | 18 hours ago
Veteran trainer Dave Hinsley won two races from 31 starts during the 2013 fall-winter meeting at Hawthorne. It took Hinsley all of three starts to eclipse that win total at the ongoing meet. Read More...

Desormeaux set to return Sunday

DRF | 18 hours ago
Jockey Kent Desormeaux, who has not ridden since Sept. 28 after being kicked in the chest during a post parade, is aiming for a comeback Sunday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Ducduc still sharp at age 8

DRF | 18 hours ago
Ducduc’s sharp form belies his age. The 8-year-old Grade 3 winner has won his last two starts and will attempt to keep rolling Friday in the ninth race at Gulfstream Park West. His task will not be an easy one, however, as Rock Alex figures to go favored one start after running third to Bahamian Squall, who on Monday was pre-entered in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Read More...

Royal Burgh Earns Gritty Success

TDN | 18 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:21 PM ET 3rd at KEE (Keeneland)MSW ($56K)     Winner: Royal Burgh by Street Sense Royal Burgh (Street Sense) fights his way to the front just in ... Read More...

War Correspondent an exciting prospect

DRF | 18 hours ago
If Mother Nature relents enough to allow turf racing to resume here Friday, there is a very intriguing third-level allowance race that serves as the feature on a 10-race card at Belmont Park. Read More...

Sherman Sees California Chrome Bouncing Back

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
While California Chrome's lone start since the Triple Crown didn't go as planned, trainer Art Sherman likes what he sees since his dual classic winner has arrived back at his Los Alamitos Race Course base. Read More...

Brothers Inducted to Louisiana Sports HOF

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Frank Brothers was a Thoroughbred trainer for nearly four decades, saddling 2,359 winners at a 22% rate, with half of his 10,440 starters finishing in the money while earning $48.9 million in purse money since 1974. Read More...

Complete Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
The complete Breeders' Cup Entries for all 13 races. Read More...

Temple City filly brings $200K at Fasig-Tipton

Leading freshman sire Temple City had another strong showing at the Oct. 20-22 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearlings sale, led by $200,000 filly... Read More...

Tiznow, More Than Ready shine at Fasig

Tiznow and More Than Ready added to the luster of WinStar’s sales results at the Oct. 20-22 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearlings sale... Read More...

East Coast-Based Trainer Furr Dead at 66

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Trainer Danny Furr died Aug. 31 at his home in Aiken, S.C., after a long battle with cancer. He was 66. Read More...

Departing Heads Hagyard Fayette Field

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Departing headlines a field of eight horses entered for the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette (gr. II) to be run Oct. 25, closing day of the fall meet at Keeneland. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Features 201 Pre-Entered Horses

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
The Breeders' Cup unveiled its pre-entrants for the 31st World Championships the morning of Oct. 22 at Santa Anita Park, with 201 horses named for the 13-race festival Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Read More...

$410K Tapit filly tops Fasig-Tipton October sale

Tapit, the runaway leading sire of 2014, had another milestone at the Oct. 20-22 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearlings sale... Read More...

Songforjohnmichael ready to step up

DRF | 20 hours ago
Songforjohnmichael has won two of his last three starts, giving Hendricks confidence to try him in a first-level optional $40,000 claimer over 1 1/4 miles on the main track at Santa Anita on Friday. Read More...

Super Saver colt tops Day 1 at F-T Oct. sale

Super Saver, who has one of his generation’s best yearling sale averages, at $94,190, had the session-topper during day 1 of the Oct. 20-22 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearlings sale... Read More...

Dubawi Colt Strikes For the Boys In Blue at HQ

TDN | 20 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:17 PM ET 6th at NKT (NEWMARKET)British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden S.     Winner: Rare Rhythm (GB) by Dubawi (Ire) Godolphin's 625K purchase Rare ... Read More...

Jerardi: Searching for a replacement single

DRF | 20 hours ago
Without a horse or horses to frame multi-race wagers around or use as a free space on top of a vertical bet, the very difficult task of converting Breeders’ Cup opinions into cash becomes monumentally difficult. Read More...

Declaration of War to Ashford for 2015

TDN | 20 hours ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:14 PM ET Declaration of War to Ashford for 2015 Read More...