Thoroughbred News

Cuomo Proposes Plan for Finger Lakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a plan to keep racing afloat at Finger Lakes Racetrack that calls for new contributions to a purse account from the track's owners. Read More...

Two turns suits latest Bodemeister winner

Dharmaster made his two-turn debut Feb. 17 at Laurel Park, with the 3-year-old son of Bodemeister coming away with a one-length victory... Read More...

King: How I’ll play Golden Gate for Saturday, Feb. 18

DRF | 2 days ago
Daily Racing Form writer Byron King tells how he will play Golden Gate on Saturday. Read More...

Uncontested Back at Oaklawn for Southwest

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Robert LaPenta and Harry Rosenblum's Uncontested will look to score an Oaklawn Park Triple Crown prep double in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3). Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 2/20 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 2/20 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Monday 2/20 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 2/20 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

All Shacked Up powers to allowance win

Three-year-old All Shacked Up got his second career victory in a one-mile allowance race on Feb. 14... Read More...

Hammersly: Santa Anita pick three for Sunday, Feb. 19

DRF | 2 days ago
One of the main issues for tackling Santa Anita’s Sunday card is how to gauge the track condition. Heavy recent rain almost surely will impact the footing, though it’s encouraging that track management still carded a couple of turf events for Sunday. So, if they felt good enough to card such races, we’ll rely on their judgment that the footing will be decent. With that in mind, the end-of-the-day pick three (races 8-10), with a turf race as its middle leg, has some appeal. Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Saturday’s card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Peck: Laurel Park pick four for Saturday, Feb. 18

DRF | 2 days ago
Here's a look at Saturday's late pick four at Laurel, which includes four stakes races, highlighted by the Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie and the Grade 3 General George. Read More...

Stronach to be honored at Sovereign Awards

DRF | 2 days ago
Frank Stronach will be presented with the E.P. Taylor Award of Merit for his longtime involvement in Thoroughbred racing in Canada at this year’s Sovereign Awards ceremony. Read More...

Winkfield right up Even Thunder’s alley

DRF | 2 days ago
After an ill-fated attempt to stretch out in distance in the Mucho Macho Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park, Even Thunder is back sprinting and back in New York in Monday's $100,000 Jimmy Winkfield Stakes at Aqueduct. Read More...

Matrooh once again back off long vacation

DRF | 2 days ago
Matrooh, winner of the Grade 3 Bold Ruler in the fall of 2015, returns from a 13-month layoff in a $78,000 allowance/optional claimer going a mile at Aqueduct. Read More...

Hill riding promising 3-year-olds in Uncontested, Farrell

DRF | 2 days ago
Uncontested goes for his second consecutive stakes win of the Oaklawn Park meet Monday in the Grade 3, $500,000 Southwest, while Farrell seeks her third straight stakes victory Saturday when she runs in the Grade 2, $200,000 Rachel Alexandra at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Final Horses Out of Isolation at Fair Grounds

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The final horses remaining in the testing protocols for the equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots have returned two negative tests and have been released back into the general horse population on the backstretch. Read More...

Gotham still under consideration for El Areeb

DRF | 2 days ago
While trainer Cal Lynch said he would like to wait until April 8 to run the El Areeb next – in either the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct or the Blue Grass at Keeneland – he did say Friday that the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct on March 4 remains a possibility for the gray son of Exchange Rate. Read More...

Rain Could Threaten Gun Runner’s Razorback Hopes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Where a equine herpesvirus type-1 outbreak at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots disrupted initial plans for Gun Runner's 2017 debut, a looming threat from Mother Nature could toss yet another wrench into his connections' best-laid hopes. Read More...

February Stakes in Tokyo draws wide-open field of 16

DRF | 2 days ago
Copano Rickey and Moanin have won the last three runnings of the Grade 1 February Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse, but they will need a reversal of form to keep the streak alive in Sunday’s running of the $1.86 million February Stakes, at a mile on dirt. Read More...

Gierkink: How I’ll play Gulfstream on Saturday, Feb. 18

DRF | 2 days ago
The late pick five begins with race 8 with a group of $75,000 maidens going long on the grass. It can be pared down to two droppers from maiden special weight company – LITTLE IRISHDANCER (4), who was among four next-out winners in her last race at Churchill, and PSALMODY (7) – along with the in-form duo of LITTLE HAVANA (3) and GOLD LACE (6). Read More...

Conquest Fahrenheit makes California Stakes debut in Baffle

DRF | 2 days ago
Conquest Fahrenheit, who was second in the Grade 2 Summer Stakes at Woodbine last September, is scheduled to have his California stakes debut in Monday's $75,000 Baffle Stakes. Read More...

Potential Bailout Plan for Finger Lakes to Be Discussed

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With the opening of a new nearby casino already eating into racino revenues at Finger Lakes Racetrack, the horsemen's group at the track and state officials have stepped up negotiations to avoid what could be the closure of the track. Read More...

Free: How I’d play Golden Gate Fields and Turf Paradise for Saturday, Feb. 18

DRF | 2 days ago
Free: How I'd play Golden Gate Fields and Turf Paradise for Saturday, Feb. 18 Read More...

Half Brother to Royal Delta Tests Turf Prowess

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
When Delta Prince tried the turf in his third start, the results were spectacular. Read More...

Through The Lens: ‘Chrome’ Time at Taylor Made

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The popular son of Lucky Pulpit easily settled in to the routine at Taylor Made, residing in the same stall where he rested up in 2015 prior to resuming his racing campaign the following year. Read More...

No shortage of opponents for Bluegrass Flag

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Tom Morley thought he had a nice spot picked out for Bluegrass Flag – a first-level allowance race for New York-breds. Unfortunately, a snowstorm prompted the cancellation of that day's Aqueduct card. Plan B became Sunday's $100,000 Franklin Square Stakes. Read More...

Q&A: The Makeover Effect on the Market

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
As the 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover is shaping up to be the largest in its relatively short history, Erin Shea talked to RRP's president, Steuart Pittman, about the effect the event has had on the off-track Thoroughbred market. Read More...

Imperative stays on schedule for Santa Anita Handicap

DRF | 2 days ago
Imperative worked a half-mile in 49 seconds on Santa Anita's infield training track Friday, an exercise trainer Bob Hess Jr. said keeps the 7-year-old gelding on schedule for the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap on March 11. Read More...

Retirement can wait for Spring Fever favorite Sunday Rules

DRF | 2 days ago
Retirement has been postponed for Sunday Rules, the 6-year-old mare returning from an extended layoff in the Spring Fever Stakes Sunday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Santa Anita adds two Thursday cards to spring schedule

DRF | 2 days ago
Santa Anita will add a day of racing on Thursdays in April and June to compensate for three days of cancellations because of wet weather during January and on Friday, track Senior Vice President Joe Morris said Friday. Read More...

Winter Championship for older Quarter Horses re-set for Sunday

DRF | 2 days ago
The $150,900 Los Alamitos Winter Championship for older Quarter Horses has been rescheduled for Sunday, the third time the date of the race has been rearranged because of wet conditions in Southern California. Read More...

NYRA Pursuing Saratoga Construction Plan

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The New York Racing Association issued legal notice for the solicitation of a professional architecture firm to provide design services related to the possible development of a building to be located immediately adjacent to the end of the Clubhouse. Read More...

Frank Stronach to Receive E.P. Taylor Award of Merit

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Jockey Club of Canada Board of Stewards is proud to announce that Frank Stronach will be presented with the E.P. Taylor Award of Merit for his longtime involvement and commitment to Thoroughbred Racing in Canada. Read More...

Zayat Well Represented as Seller at Juvenile Sales

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The first two Florida juvenile sales of 2017 will each feature a handful of racing prospects that were bought by Zayat Stables as yearlings and are being offered as 2-year-olds in training. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Feb. 10 – Feb. 13

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

Voluntario Dangerous in General George Handicap

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
It's a relatively quiet Saturday in terms of stakes action, and oddly enough, Mother Nature will be much less of an obstacle on the East Coast than it will be in Southern California. Read More...

Jenda’s Agenda stretching out for second start

DRF | 2 days ago
Jenda's Agenda won her debut Jan. 7 at Fair Grounds by 6 1/4 lengths while geared down and ridden out, and she is set to make the second start of her career in the fourth race there Sunday. Jenda's Agenda is one of six entrants in the race for first-level allowance horses or $50,000 at one mile, 70 yards on dirt. Read More...

Ellen Veitch, Equestrian, Wife of Trainer, Dies

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Equestrian Ellen Conway Veitch, the wife of Hall of Fame trainer John Veitch, died Feb. 9 in Lexington at age 71. Read More...

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, February 18, 2017 by Bob Fierro & Jay Kilgore

DRF | 2 days ago
Saturday's card is flooded with first timers, many of them with interesting BreezeFigs profiles. Read More...

Elusive Million drops from graded stakes to allowance

DRF | 2 days ago
Elusive Million and Conquest Babayaga will be leveraging their stakes experience when they try to get through a second allowance condition as Gulfstream Park takes the somewhat unusual step of opening a 12-race Sunday program with its richest race of the day. Read More...

Tepin still taking it easy, with Jenny Wiley possible return spot

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Mark Casse has his eye on the April 15 Jenny Wiley at Keeneland as a potential comeback spot for Tepin, although the first workout for the two-time champion turf mare since she underwent a freshening has yet to be determined. Read More...

Lady Eli just about ready to work

DRF | 2 days ago
Lady Eli is nearing her first workout of the year and could make her first start in the Grade 1 Jenny Wiley on April 15 at Keeneland or the Grade 3 Beaugay at Belmont Park on May 13. Read More...

Zasha, Desert Stepper give Marr solid duo for Peppers Pride

DRF | 2 days ago
Uncoupled stablemates Zasha and Desert Stepper both look appealing in Sunday's $85,000 Peppers Pride Handicap for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares at Sunland Park. Read More...

The Final Score

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Last year, we undertook a review of the prospects of stallions with first 2-year-olds of 2016. The series focused on pedigree and biomechanical values as well as on our impressions of how their offspring performed at the juvenile sales. Read More...

The Final Score: Maclean’s Music Tops List

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Last year, we undertook a review of the prospects of stallions with first 2-year-olds of 2016. The series focused on pedigree and biomechanical values as well as on our impressions of how their offspring performed at the juvenile sales. Read More...

Giwner: Highalator has Bier setting his sights ‘Higher And Higher’

DRF | 2 days ago
It may not be as rare as a solar eclipse, which will be visible in the U.S. on August 21 this year for the first time since 1991, but a top 3-year-old debuting in January is certainly unorthodox. Looking to buck the trend is a well-bred son of Somebeachsomewhere-Higher And Higher named Highalator. Read More...

113-1 longshot comes in at Oaklawn

DRF | 2 days ago
Geris Hand paid an Oaklawn Park meet-high $228 to win on Thursday when she won the ninth and final race on the card. She was dismissed at 113-1 in the maiden claiming race for fillies and mares bred in Arkansas. Read More...

Running Dragon Returns in NMHBA Stakes

Running Dragon, a homebred multiple graded stakes winning daughter of Zulu Dragon owned by By By JJ LLC, is one of nine state-bred sophomores entered in Sunday’s 400-yard, $85,000 New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association Stakes (RG2) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Northern Afleet Best in Durability Study

Sources of stamina among North American stallions seems to be getting leaner as judged by the... Read More...

The Friday Show: Population Problems, Early Derby Standouts?

It's no secret that foal crops have been diminishing for several years. Despite recent contraction in the U.S. racing industry, the shortage of Thoroughbreds appears to be on display in important... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ... Read More...

Lord of Greatness retired to stand at stud in Florida

DRF | 3 days ago
Lord of Greatness, a stakes-placed earner of $591,327, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2017 breeding season at Stonewall’s Prestige Stallions in Ocala, Fla., for an advertised fee of $2,000. Read More...