Thoroughbred News

Meadowlands: Young Bucks chase Big M dream

DRF | 1 day ago
Mitchell Cushing and Austin Siegelman are prepared to do what it takes to make it on the sizable Big M stage. Read More...

Horsemen play ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ before Pegasus deadline

DRF | 1 day ago
Friday afternoon is the deadline for horsemen to pick up slots for the Jan. 26 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream, setting off a scramble of deal-making this week as top players weigh whether to buy a slot outright or strike a deal with parties that had already bought a place in the starting gate. Read More...

Father and Son Sharing Jockeys’ Room at Laurel Park

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Apprentice Wes Hamilton won his first two professional races Dec. 11 at Laurel Park in his only mounts on the card. It was also the first time that he beat his dad to the finish line. Read More...

Gunnevera Secures Starting Spot in Pegasus World Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Venezuelan owner Salomon Del-Vallee has reached a deal with stakeholder William Gallo of Gallo Stables and Bella Inizio Farm to run Gunnevera in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1)at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27. Read More...

Greyvitos vs. Believe in Royalty in Springboard Mile

DRF | 1 day ago
The Springboard Mile takes on a new significance Sunday with Kentucky Derby eligibility points now attached to the $400,000 race for 2-year-olds that helps close out the meet at Remington Park. Read More...

Come Dancing returns like a star

DRF | 1 day ago
Come Dancing made quite the return to the races Thursday, winning a first-level allowance race by 6 1/2 lengths. Read More...

Rice enjoying a December to remember

DRF | 1 day ago
Mother Nature, the racing schedule, and herself appear to be the only things that can slow trainer Linda Rice down these days. Read More...

Jockey Maragh moving to California

DRF | 1 day ago
Rajiv Maragh, the regular rider of the champions Groupie Doll and Main Sequence in recent years, is relocating to California for the start of the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting on Dec. 26. Read More...

Scathing becomes first San Luis Rey survivor to race

DRF | 1 day ago
The 4-year-old filly Scathing won a starter allowance at five furlongs Thursday at Los Alamitos, becoming the first horse based at San Luis Rey Downs to start after the devastating wildfire that struck the training center on Dec. 7. Read More...

Pavel highlights Santa Anita’s stakes-loaded opening-day card

DRF | 1 day ago
Pavel's next race is the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes at seven furlongs at Santa Anita on Dec. 26. The $300,000 Malibu Stakes is one of four graded stakes on the opening day program of the track's winter-spring meeting. Read More...

Successful Native gets back on grass in optional claimer

DRF | 1 day ago
A field of 10 turf-sprint specialists is scheduled to contest Sunday's $51,000 main event, a second-level allowance/optional $50,000 claimer to be decided at five furlongs. Read More...

Good Magic, Rushing Fall set to rejoin Brown soon

DRF | 1 day ago
Chad Brown's two 2017 Breeders' Cup winners, Good Magic and Rushing Fall, both are scheduled to rejoin the trainer's Palm Meadows string in the coming weeks. Read More...

Romans loaded with rising youngsters

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Dale Romans' barn is stacked and loaded particularly with soon-to-turn 3-year-old prospects led by Grade 1 winner Free Drop Billy and Hollywood Star. Read More...

Fleming key to Asmussen’s success at Remington

DRF | 1 day ago
Darren Fleming is a backstretch favorite at the Oaklawn, Lone Star Park, and Remington meets, where he oversees divisions for trainer Steve Asmussen. It's also made him one of the most important people in one of the most powerful stables in North America. Read More...

Juveniles showcased on Sunday’s card

DRF | 1 day ago
The featured eighth race Sunday at Fair Grounds is a second-level turf-route allowance also open to $40,000 claimers. It has 11 horses in the main body plus four main-track-only entrants, and on its own would go a long way to holding together the entire program. But there is much more to this card, mainly in the form of promising 2-year-olds. Read More...

TOBA December Member of the Month

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The traditional gift for a five-year anniversary is wood. But Rockingham Ranch, founded in 2012 by Gary Hartunian, celebrated a half-decade in operation with two Breeders’ Cup trophies.  Read More...

The Lieutenant may still have upside

DRF | 2 days ago
The Lieutenant, who has won two of six starts since his career began in May 2016, has not lived up to hopes for trainer Michael McCarthy. Read More...

Live In Joy heads to Broughton Farm in Texas

DRF | 2 days ago
Live in Joy, a stakes-winner, has been retired from racing, and will stand at Broughton Farm in Odessa, Texas, for the 2018 breeding season for an advertised fee of $1,500. Read More...

Luce Named Jockey Club Director of Communications

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Shannon Luce, who has served as The Jockey Club's communications manager since January 2012, has been named director of communications, it was announced Dec. 15 by president and chief operating officer James L. Gagliano. Read More...

Blu Moon Ace disqualified from De Francis Dash for cobalt positive

DRF | 2 days ago
Blu Moon Ace, the second-place finisher in the Sept. 16 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park, has been disqualified from the Grade 3 race because of a positive test for an excessive level of cobalt. Read More...

Carvajal plots winter preps at Tampa for Imperial Hint

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Luis Carvajal's stable has grown to 15 horses over the past year, 10 of whom, including his top sprinter Imperial Hint, are spending the winter at Tampa Bay Downs. Read More...

Corrales has pair in tough optional claimer

DRF | 2 days ago
The Sunday races at Laurel Park are anchored by a salty third-level optional-claiming sprint, which has attracted the solid Maryland-bred Grandiflora, and the newly relocated runners Something Awesome and Irish Colonel. Read More...

Citizen Geller seeks third stakes win of 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
Citizen Geller will be looking for his third win at Sunland, and his third stakes victory of the year, in the Johnie L. Jamison Handicap on Sunday. Read More...

Overanalyze, Shanghai Bobby lead first-crop sires by 80-plus Beyers

DRF | 2 days ago
The freshman sire race by earnings has been competitive in 2017, and just as apparent was the distribution of efforts by their runners who earned Beyer Speed Figures of 80 or higher. Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: What Now For California Racing?

It's been one of the most devastating weeks one can imagine for horse racing, in particular, California's equine industry. The massive outpouring of support and assistance in recent days reminds us... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Dec. 8 – Dec. 11

DRF | 2 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Northfield, Meadowlands, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Dec. 8 – Dec. 11

DRF | 2 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Northfield, Meadowlands, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Maximising buyers’ chances of success

Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago
China Horse Club, James Harron, Gai Waterhouse, Team Hawkes, Tony McEvoy, Darby Racing & Gerald Ryan are among the most successful byers from recent Magic Millions Gold Coast Sales - and all have bought from Arrowfield... Read More...

Tapizar tops Beyer Sire Performance Standings for second-crop sires

DRF | 2 days ago
Tapizar's put together a campaign that saw the sire finish atop his class of second-crop sires by Beyer Speed Figures earned over both the 90 and 100 thresholds. Read More...

Tapizar tops Beyer Sire Performance Standings for second-crop sires

DRF | 2 days ago
Tapizar's put together a campaign that saw the sire finish atop his class of second-crop sires by Beyer Speed Figures earned over both the 90 and 100 thresholds. Read More...

Curlin leads North American sires by 100-plus dirt Beyers in 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
Hall of Famer Curlin proved himself able to sire an elite dirt runner early on, getting a Belmont Stakes winner in his first crop. In 2017, he has taken that skill to the next level, leading all sires by progeny Beyer Speed Figures of 100 or more in dirt races with 13. Read More...

Curlin leads North American sires by 100-plus dirt Beyers in 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
Hall of Famer Curlin proved himself able to sire an elite dirt runner early on, getting a Belmont Stakes winner in his first crop. In 2017, he has taken that skill to the next level, leading all sires by progeny Beyer Speed Figures of 100 or more in dirt races with 13. Read More...

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, December 16, 2017, by Bob Fierro & Jay Kilgore

DRF | 2 days ago
Saturday's card is a bit short of stick-out first timers, but there’s a race with some of them which might stir your wagering juices Read More...

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, December 16, 2017, by Bob Fierro & Jay Kilgore

DRF | 2 days ago
Saturday's card is a bit short of stick-out first timers, but there’s a race with some of them which might stir your wagering juices Read More...

Saturday Racing Tips: Oscar Rose can be the thorn in opponents side

Tony Calvin returns to give his verdict on the Saturday televised action from Doncaster and day two of the Cheltenham International Meeting... Read More...

Saturday Racing Tips: Oscar Rose can be the thorn in opponents side

Tony Calvin returns to give his verdict on the Saturday televised action from Doncaster and day two of the Cheltenham International Meeting... Read More...

Archipenko Dies of Lymphoma at 13

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Lanwades Stud's son of Kingmambo sired 14 black-type winners. Read More...

Rail post ideal for J Fire Up in Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity

DRF | 2 days ago
J Fire Up will break from the rail in Sunday's Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity, which is just where her connections want her to be. Read More...

Major Bites Returns in Jess Burner Memorial Handicap

Major Bites, a graded stakes winner during the recently concluded Zia Park meet, will make his next start in Saturday’s 400-yard, $85,000 Jess Burner Memorial Handicap (RG1) for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park. Read More...

ARCI Calling for Oversight of Sales, Breeding

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Association of Racing Commissioners International is calling for additional oversight of public sales and breeding by either state commissions or a new independent entity. Sale company executives defended their operations and integrity. Read More...

San Luis Rey Resident Scathing Wins First Race Back

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Scathing, a Grazen filly claimed for $8,000 Oct. 6 at Santa Anita Park, was the first horse based at San Luis Rey Training Center during the devastating brushfire that hit the facility Dec. 7, to make it to a race. Read More...

Maragh Relocating to Southern California

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
When the Santa Anita Park race meet opens Dec. 26, the jockey colony will feature a formidable addition in Rajiv Maragh. Read More...

Lady Eli’s Next Career Move Still Being Decided

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Though multiple grade 1-winner Lady Eli is a near-certain pick to earn her first Eclipse Award trophy next month, the next portion of her career is still being debated. Read More...

Santa Anita Cuts Stakes Purses for Upcoming Meet

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Executives from The Stronach Group said Dec. 14 that stakes purses will decrease $600,000 for the meeting that runs through early July. Read More...

Harness: Wiggle It Jiggleit just weeks away from a return to the track

DRF | 2 days ago
The long 14-month absence for Wiggle It Jiggleit is on the verge of coming to an end. Owner George Teague, Jr. confirmed on Wednesday (12/13) that perhaps the most popular horse in the sport at this time last year would be qualifying within the next few weeks. Read More...

Zoccali: Survivor wager proving to be a killer for churn

DRF | 2 days ago
On Thursday at The Meadowlands there will be no guarantees placed on any of their multi-race exotic wagers other than the Survivor Pool. Obviously, this is a reaction to the performance of those pools last week, in which the Early Pick Four ($19,666) and the Late Pick Four ($35,285) both missed their respective guarantees of $25,000 and $40,000. Read More...

Greyvitos Can Aid Healing Process in Springboard Mile

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Triple B Farms' graded stakes winner Greyvitos, one of the fortunate who survived the San Luis Rey fire unscathed, will gently push the moving on process onward this weekend when he breaks from the outside post 12 in the Remington Springboard Mile. Read More...

Looking for Longshots in the Harlan’s Holiday Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson looks for longshots in Saturday's Harlan's Holiday Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Obituary: Daney Achieved as Breeder, Owner, Regulator

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Bernie Daney, who owned and bred stakes winners and also proved to be an influential industry regulator, died Dec. 9 surrounded by family. Daney, of Greenville, Del. was 92. Read More...