Thoroughbred News

Remington offers 50-cent exotic wagers for Quarter Horse meet

DRF | 19 hours ago
Remington Park in Oklahoma City will open its 50-date Quarter Horse meet Friday night with reduced minimums on three of its wagers in a new format that will extend to the Thoroughbred season. Read More...

Charles Town Cancels Thursday Night Card

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Racing for Thursday, March 5, has been canceled, but live racing for Wednesday, March 4, will proceed as planned. Read More...

Charles Town, Penn National Cancel Racing

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Racing for Wednesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 5, has been canceled at Charles Town. Meanwhile, Penn National canceled their March 4 card. Read More...

Penn Cancels March 4, Charles Town March 5.

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Racing for March 4 has been canceled at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, while Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has canceled racing for March 5. Read More...

Charles Town cancels Thursday night card

DRF | 19 hours ago
Charles Town has canceled its Thursday night card in advance of an approaching winter storm. The West Virginia track will race Wednesday night as planned, however. Read More...

Take Charge Brandi Not Entered in Honeybee

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Oaklawn officials said Take Charge Brandi appears headed for a showdown against top 3-year-old males in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) March 14, as last year's champion 2-year-old filly will not race in the Honeybee (gr. III). Read More...

Pletcher using Gotham as testing ground

DRF | 19 hours ago
Saturday, Todd Pletcher will see if he has another Far From Over on his bench when he sends out a trio of under-the-radar 3-year-olds against the multiple stakes winner El Kabeir in the Grade 3, $400,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct. Read More...

Wind Chill Factor looks to rebound in Azalea

DRF | 20 hours ago
Wind Chill Factor will have to defeat eight others, including a pair of runners who finished in front of her in her season debut, Private Promise and Forest Lake, in Friday night’s $100,000 Azalea Stakes at Delta Downs. Read More...

WinStar holding strong hand as owner, breeder

DRF | 20 hours ago
Carpe Diem and Daredevil, both scheduled to make their 3-year-old debuts on Saturday, give WinStar Farm – which has an ownership interest in both – at least two strong Kentucky Derby prospects. Read More...

Handle on U.S. Races Down 3.66% in February

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
After an encouraging start in terms of pari-mutuel wagering in January, handle on U.S. races plummeted in February compared with the same month in 2014, a decline that dropped 2015's handle behind last year's pace Read More...

Federal authorities consider changing parimutuel tax rules

DRF | 20 hours ago
Federal tax authorities have issued a notice saying that they intend to consider changes to the tax laws that are applied to parimutuel winnings, a step that could lead to a steep drop in the tax liabilities for horseplayers. Read More...

Changes Possible on Federal Tax Withholdings

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Two federal agencies have issued a notice that opens the door to the possible addition of pari-mutuel gambling winnings to updated reporting and withholding requirements being developed for bingo, keno, and slot machines. Read More...

Handle on U.S. races down in February

DRF | 20 hours ago
Wagering on U.S. races in February dropped 3.7 percent compared with the same month last year, while the number of races held at U.S. tracks dropped a similar amount, 3 percent, according to figures released Wednesday by Equibase. Read More...

Twentytwentyvision takes next step toward stakes

DRF | 21 hours ago
Twentytwentyvision will have his first start against winners in a first-level optional $40,000 claimer at 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita on Friday. Mandella is hoping the 4-year-old Twentytwentyvision can duplicate his recent win and move closer to a stakes. Read More...

Silentio back from layoff for Frank Kilroe Mile

DRF | 21 hours ago
Silentio has not raced since finishing last of 14 in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint here last November. The layoff does not bother trainer Gary Mandella. It’s the competition and an expected big field for Saturday’s $400,000 Frank Kilroe Mile on turf that are greater concerns. Read More...

Moreno to set pace in Santa Anita Handicap

DRF | 21 hours ago
A murky pace scenario in the Santa Anita Handicap became clear Wednesday when trainer Eric Guillot confirmed that front-runner Moreno will make his 2015 debut Saturday in the Big Cap. Read More...

Ocho Ocho Ocho set for 3-year-old debut in San Felipe

DRF | 21 hours ago
Ocho Ocho Ocho, unbeaten in three starts at age 2, is among a bulky field entered on Wednesday for Saturday’s Grade 2, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes, an important prep at Santa Anita Park for both the Santa Anita Derby on April 4 and the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2. Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not for March 4

DRF | 21 hours ago
Keen Ice, third most recently in the Risen Star Stakes, nudged his way onto this week’s top 20 of Derby Watch when a single spot opened up. Read More...

Jockeys’ Guild advises against signing Parx waiver

DRF | 22 hours ago
Representatives of the Jockeys’ Guild met on Tuesday with riders at Parx racetrack to stress that the jockeys should not sign a waiver sought by the track’s management as a condition of being covered for accident insurance, according to Guild officials. Read More...

Stanford will get distance test in Islamorada Handicap

DRF | 22 hours ago
Whereas the Thursday card at Gulfstream Park didn’t offer so much as one allowance race, Friday is tilted in the opposite direction: a $60,000 handicap and three allowances are part of an alluring 11-race program at the south Florida track. Read More...

PR Special: The Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale At Gulfstream Park

The Paulick Report is pleased to offer a special print publication available on the sales grounds at Wednesday’s Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale for 2-year-olds in training. The sale has changed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

PR Special: The Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale At Gulfstream Park

The Paulick Report is pleased to offer a special print publication available on the sales grounds at Wednesday’s Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale for 2-year-olds in training. The sale has changed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Positive ROI Report for Wednesday, March 4

DRF | 22 hours ago
Download positive ROI trainer statistics for Wednesday's cards at Charles Town, Delta Downs, Mountaineer, Mahoning Valley, Penn National, Tampa Bay Downs, and Turf Paradise. The report features top trainer angles, top trainer/jockey combinations, and profitable betting angles based on a trainer's record in similar situations. Read More...

Pistolpackinpenny shortens up for Downthedustyroad Stakes

DRF | 22 hours ago
Penny Fires does not pack fire, but the horse her husband, Jinks Fires, named for her might suggest otherwise. Pistolpackinpenny runs at Oaklawn on Friday, the same day the couple will celebrate their 38th wedding anniversary. Pistolpackinpenny is one of the favorites in the $75,000 Downthedustyroad, which had to be rescheduled after its cancellation last weekend at the hands of the extreme winter weather that has gripped Arkansas. Read More...

Wise Dan Back Under Tack March 4, 2015

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Champion Wise Dan walks Charlie LoPresti's shedrow under Amy LoPresti on a rainy morning March 4. Read More...

Jamie Lynch Previews the 2016 Cheltenham Festival

The 2015 Festival is a bit passé, says Jamie Lynch, who thinks there's a better angle in looking back from the eve of the 2016 Festival. Read More...

Cheltenham Festival Betting: Four must-have bets from four of BB’s finest writers

Festival anticipation is palpable but many are still to strike an antepost Cheltenham bet - for those whose powder is still dry consider the following 16 options from some of Betting.Betfair's best racing minds... Read More...

Glen Hill Farm boosts its East Coast presence with Fair Hill barn

DRF | 23 hours ago
Glen Hill Farm and trainer Tom Proctor soon will have a year-round presence on the East Coast while altering the scope of their sizable operation. Read More...

Key Race Report for Wednesday, March 4

DRF | 23 hours ago
Download a list of horses exiting races where two or more of the competitors have come back to win their next starts. Wednesday's report features races from Charles Town, Delta Downs, Mountaineer, Mahoning Valley, Penn National, Tampa Bay Downs, and Turf Paradise. Read More...

Rock Diva Dances to Auckland Cup Victory

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Under a patient ride from jockey Mark Du Plessis, Raffles Racing's Rock Diva danced her way through the field to post a three-quarters of a length victory in the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (NZ-I) March 4. Read More...

Slideshow: On the Way In Uruguay

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Breeders hope imported stallions will improve stock. Read the full feature in the March 7, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine. Read More...

HOF Trainer Jerkens in Intensive Care in FL

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens remained in the intensive care unit March 3 at Aventura Hospital in South Florida, fighting a severe infection that set in last week. Read More...

American Pharoah Tops 162 Blue Grass Nominees

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Champion American Pharoah headlines a strong roster of 162 horses nominated to Keeneland's $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) on Saturday, April 4. Read More...

Consignors Upbeat Ahead of F-T Florida Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Confidence abounds that this year's select offering of 2-year-olds in training for the March 4 sale at Gulfstream Park will be well received by buyers. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 7:58 PM ET The Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale takes place at Gulfstream Park this afternoon with 175... Read More...

Horses to Watch at F-T Florida Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A look at some 2-year-olds consignors are high on heading into the March 4 sale at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Crimson Giant Chasing Unlikely Big ‘Cap Glory

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hopeful trainer Charlie Stutts and owner Bryan Carney are looking to pull off the upset of all upsets with 1-for-66 Crimson Giant in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 7. Read More...

African Story Tries Super Saturday Challenge

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Six-time Dubai World Cup winning trainer Saeed bin Suroor will give African Story another spin on Meydan's new dirt main track March 7 on Super Saturday in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (UAE-I). Read More...

Slideshow: The Week in Photos for 3/3/2015

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Australia, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita, Charles Town, Turfway, Oaklawn & More Read More...

No Grade for 2015 Herecomesthebride Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The American Graded Stakes Committee has decided not to reinstate the grade III status of the $150,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes contested Feb. 28 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

DRF Plus handicapping reports for Wednesday, March 4

DRF | 2 days ago
Download DRF Plus handicapping reports for Wednesday's races, including DRF Daily GamePlan, the Positive ROI Report, and Key Race Report. Read More...

Slideshow: Sports Guys

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A companion to the article in the March 8, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse, 'Big Sports: World-class athletes drawn to horse ownership.' Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 3/5 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 3/5 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 3/5 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Thursday 3/5 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Embellishing Bob a serious contender in sprint

DRF | 2 days ago
Just looking at the bookends, races 1 and 9, one might guess that this is the best Thursday card of the Fair Grounds meet, and what lies between those two 3-year-old maiden special races that start and end the program does nothing to contradict the notion. Read More...

Water Bucket Heater Caused Chanteclaire Fire

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A heater being used to prevent a bucket of water from freezing has been cited as the cause of a Feb. 25 fire that resulted in the deaths of six horses at Chanteclaire Farm near Midway, Ky. Read More...

Pick six carryover of $148,147 awaits bettors

DRF | 2 days ago
If Mother Nature allows, horseplayers will have the opportunity to chase a pick six carryover of $148,147 Thursday at Aqueduct. Read More...

Promise Me Silver on fence for Honeybee

DRF | 2 days ago
Oaklawn Park, Honeybee Stakes, Promise Me Silver, Super Saks, Ricardo Santana Jr., Zee Bros Read More...

Records Fall at Inglis Premier Yearling Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Records in gross, average, and median were realized on day three of the Inglis premier yearling sale March 3 in Melbourne, with trading led by a pair of fillies each sold for the day's top price. Read More...

Summit of Speed back on stakes schedule

DRF | 2 days ago
Gulfstream Park will offer 29 stakes worth $4.7 million during the 2015 summer session, highlighted by the seven-stakes Summit of Speed card and the Florida Sire Stakes series, which includes an inaugural program for 3-year-old Florida-breds. Read More...