Thoroughbred News

Record Purses Set for Oaklawn Park in 2015

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
The Oaklawn Jockey Club has announced it is projecting a record purse distribution of $23.5 million for its 2015 racing season, the seventh consecutive year of increased purses. Read More...

Long Hot Summer may make jump to graded stakes soon

DRF | 12 hours ago
Long Hot Summer, unbeaten in two starts after winning her stakes debut in Wednesday’s $150,500 Generous Portion Stakes for 2-year-old California-bred fillies, may not stay in the statebred division for long this fall.
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Blue Tone gets stakes shot in Brubaker

DRF | 12 hours ago
More than two years have passed since Blue Tone beat maidens as a 3-year-old at Hollywood Park, winning so well that trainer Bob Hess Jr. was convinced the gelding was a stakes prospect. Read More...

Columbus Breeders’ Special Stakes kick off Saturday program

DRF | 12 hours ago
Stakes races make up the early daily double on Saturday evening at the Columbus Races as the male and female divisions of the Columbus Breeders' Special Stakes get the holiday weekend into full swing. Read More...

Nakatani will ride Skyway in Del Mar Futurity

DRF | 12 hours ago
Skyway, the winner of the Grade 2 Best Pal Stakes on Aug. 3, will have a new rider Wednesday for the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity. Read More...

Changes Announced for Dec. 6 Claiming Crown

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
The Claiming Crown has dropped its trainer nomination program and has altered the lineup for the eight-race series to be held Dec. 6 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Goldencents to try turf in Shadwell Turf Mile

DRF | 12 hours ago
Goldencents, the winner of the Grade 2 Pat O’Brien Stakes last Sunday and four other stakes in his career, will make his turf debut Oct. 4 in the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland, co-owner Glenn Sorgenstein said Thursday. Read More...

Just Call Kenny fresh, fit for Smarty Jones at Parx

DRF | 12 hours ago
On Monday, Just Call Kenny will make the third start of his current form cycle in the Grade 3, $300,000 Smarty Jones at Parx Racing. Trainer Patrick McBurney has given Just Call Kenny four works since the Haskell, including an easy half-mile in 51 seconds at Monmouth Park on Thursday. Read More...

Pair of juvenile sprint stakes highlight Evangeline closing day

DRF | 12 hours ago
A pair of stakes for 2-year-olds will help bring down the curtain on the 2014 season at Evangeline Downs Saturday night. Read More...

Pleasantly Perfect, Breeders’ Cup sire and champion, to Taylor Made Stallions

Pleasantly Perfect, one of the few Breeders’ Cup winners at stud to sire a Breeders’ Cup winner, will stand the 2015 breeding season at Taylor Made Stallions in Nicholasville, KY... Read More...

Gonzalez takes two shots in featured route

DRF | 13 hours ago
Trainer Claudio Gonzalez has a pair of speedy contenders for the $41,400, third-level optional $50,000 claimer that pinch hits as the Saturday feature at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Atreides lays over rivals in Monarchos

DRF | 13 hours ago
With an unblemished record and eye-popping Beyer Speed Figures of 102 and 105, the simple fact is Atreides will be in the 1-5 range in odds in the Monarchos at Gulfstream on Saturday. Read More...

Pleasantly Perfect, Breeders’ Cup sire and champion, to Taylor Made Stallions

Pleasantly Perfect, one of the few Breeders’ Cup winners at stud to sire a Breeders’ Cup winner,... Read More...

Boiling Springs Gets Second Chance

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Monmouth Park's Boiling Springs Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies, slated for Aug. 30, will be re-drawn for the Jersey Shore track's Sept. 1 program. Read More...

Crist: Double Crown title streak could end

DRF | 13 hours ago
As any schoolchild knows, every 3-year-old since 1978 who won both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness failed to win the Belmont Stakes and complete the Triple Crown. Did you know there’s an even longer streak regarding the winners of the first two legs of the Triple Crown? Read More...

First graded stakes winner for Temple City

Top-5 Freshman sire Temple City notched his first stakes winner Thursday at Saratoga when Startup Nation swooped by the field en route to a dominating 4 ½-length victory in the $200,000 With Anticipation S. (G2)... Read More...

Carstanjen Named Churchill Downs Inc CEO

TDN | 13 hours ago
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:12 AM ET William Carstanjen was named CEO of Churchill Downs Inc. Read More...

Litfin: Pick three plays at Saratoga for Thursday, Aug. 28

DRF | 13 hours ago
Call me crazy, but the linchpin of a rolling pick three play through the middle portion of Thursday’s card at Saratoga is Grandpa Len, a 5-year-old gelding who has managed to compile a record of 1-4-5 through 21 starts, yet appears to be set up for a peak performance in race 6. Read More...

New dirt surface opens at Keeneland

DRF | 13 hours ago
The new dirt surface at Keeneland officially opened before dawn Thursday, with horsemen giving it tentative praise as a new era got underway at the Lexington, Ky., track.
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Durkin: The stories he has told

DRF | 13 hours ago
The curtain closes on Tom Durkin’s 43-year career Sunday. After calling the Grade 1 Spinaway at Saratoga, he will drive off into the sunset following a post-race ceremony in the winner’s circle. Read More...

Horse who survived tornado wins first career race

DRF | 14 hours ago
Stormtoremember, who survived the 2013 tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., was a six-length maiden special weight winner Wednesday night at Remington Park. Read More...

Chrome Mine makes stakes debut in Sylvia Bishop

DRF | 14 hours ago
Chrome Mine has a lot going for her in the $50,000 Sylvia Bishop Stakes on Saturday night at Charles Town. Read More...

Sunset Glow aims for second straight stakes win in Debutante

DRF | 14 hours ago
Get used to Sunset Glow. She may be a frequent participant in major stakes for 2-year-old fillies through the rest of the year. Read More...

She’s a Go Girl likely to stalk stablemate in Saturday feature

DRF | 14 hours ago
Trained by leading trainer Greg Tracy, She’s a Go Girl certainly went, romping by eight lengths with Rico Walcott aboard when she made her Northlands Park debut in a non-winners-of-three, $25,000 optional-claiming race for fillies and mares going 6 1/2 furlongs July 11. She looks like the one to beat, but she is going to find the water a little deeper when she runs in a 6 1/2-furlong, $35,000 optional claimer that headlines Saturday’s eight-race card. Read More...

Mohawk: Artspeak odds-on to capture Metro final

DRF | 14 hours ago
Artspeak, an undefeated son of Western Ideal, is the odds-on favorite to capture Saturday’s $667,000 Metro Pace at Mohawk. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from August 22 – August 24

DRF | 15 hours ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Balmoral, Hoosier, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Churchill Downs Inc. Names Carstanjen CEO

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
The board of directors of Churchill Downs Inc. has named William Carstanjen the company's 12th chief executive officer, a position held by Robert L. Evans since August 2006. Read More...

Goldencents vs. Wise Dan Showdown Likely

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Goldencents, last year's Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) winner, is to make his next start Oct. 4 in Keeneland's Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT), where he would likely face two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan. Read More...

Crist: With Anticipation analysis

DRF | 15 hours ago
Thursday’s Grade 2 With Anticipation for 2-year-olds on the turf at Saratoga probably offers players less information than any other stakes race at the meeting: Five of the eight in the race, including nearly all the top contenders, are making just their second career starts. The race boils down to “Whose debut victory did you like best?” Read More...

Ohio Moves to Increase Losing Mount Fees

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
The Ohio State Racing Commission has approved a resolution authorizing an administrative rule that would increase losing mount fees for jockeys at the state's racetracks. Read More...

Back on Dirt at Keeneland; New Track Opens

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
On the morning of Aug. 28, Keeneland Race Course opened its new state-of-the-art dirt main track to training for the first time since the artificial Polytrack surface was replaced. Read More...

Keeneland’s New Dirt Track

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Horses work over the new dirt track at Keeneland on August 28, 2014. Read More...

It’s Partisan Politics at Saratoga

Partisan Politics overcame a rough start to break her maiden in the 2 ¾-length victory in the $100,000 P. G. Johnson S. Aug. 27 on the Saratoga lawn... Read More...

Court Battle Sullies Feel-Good Story of Rescue Racehorse, Magna Fortuna

What began as the well-publicized story of a miracle foal that made it to the winner’s circle in support of responsible ownership has turned swiftly into a cautionary tale featuring court... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:24 PM ET It's the juvenile boys' turn to take to the Saratoga turf today, as a promising field of eight go... Read More...

Guineas prospect for Qatar Bloodstock

Arrowfield Stud | 1 day ago
Redoute's Choice filly Betsy put herself in the frame for the 1000 Guineas with a 4-length debut win at Cranbourne on Thursday... Read More...

Indicators Drop at Ocala August Yearling Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The first of two open sessions of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling sale Aug. 27 experienced across-the-board declines when compared to last year's record-setting open sale. Read More...

Indicators Drop at Ocala August Yearling Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The first of two open sessions of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling sale Aug. 27 experienced across-the-board declines when compared to last year's record-setting open sale. Read More...

Long Hot Summer Captures Generous Portion

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:51 PM ET 8th at DMR (Del Mar)Generous Portion S. ($150K)     Winner: Long Hot Summer by Street Boss Long Hot Summer comes gunning for the leaders ... Read More...

Santa Anita’s Main Track to Reopen Sept. 2

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The newly renovated main track at Santa Anita Park will reopen for training Sept. 2, three weeks before the autumn meet begins. Read More...

Sunset Glow Has Experience Edge in Debutante

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Sunset Glow handled her rivals in the Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) with consummate ease last time, and she is a standout among the field of untried 2-year-old fillies entered for the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) Aug. 30. Read More...

West Riding Remains Perfect at DMR

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 7:15 PM ET 5th at DMR (Del Mar)Alw ($77K)     Winner: West Riding by Tapit West Riding (Tapit) collects her second straight victory at Del Mar. Read More...

Speedy Moreno Dangerous Again in Woodward

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Southern Equine Stables' Whitney (gr. I) winner Moreno and runner-up Itsmyluckyday will face off again Aug. 30 in the final grade I event for older horses of the Saratoga Race Course season, the $600,000 Woodward Stakes. Read More...

Miss Behaviour Cuts Back for Prioress Run

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A trio of fillies who have registered runner-up finishes in recent grade I races in New York will try to finish atop the $300,000 Prioress Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Gains Posted at Doncaster Premier Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Doncaster Bloodstock Sales closed two days of strong trade at the premier yearling sale Aug. 27 with final figures well ahead of last year's very successful sale. Read More...

Gains Posted as Doncaster Premier Sale Ends

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Doncaster Bloodstock Sales closed two days of strong trade at the premier yearling sale Aug. 27 with final figures well ahead of last year's successful event. Read More...

Kentucky Considers Allowing Salix-Free Races

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Kentucky regulators are considering allowing tracks in the state to card races that would prohibit the administration of race-day furosemide, commonly called Salix or Lasix. Read More...

Clearly Now Faces Class Field in Forego

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Belmont Sprint (gr. III) stakes winner Clearly Now takes on nine opponents as he attempts to duplicate his Herculean performance in the $500,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Target on Wise Dan for Bernard Baruch Return

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
On Aug. 30, Wise Dan will face a solid field in the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) as the 127-pound highweight while making his long-awaited return after May 16 colic surgery. Read More...