Thoroughbred News

Busanda winner Lockdown eyes Busher

DRF | 1 day ago
Lockdown, now 2 for 2 over the inner track following her victory in Sunday's Busanda Stakes here, could stay in New York and point for the Busher Stakes on Feb. 25. Read More...

Wonder Gal may not be done

DRF | 1 day ago
Plans for Wonder Gal, the 13 1/2-length winner of the Ladies Handicap last Friday, were in flux Monday as her new connections decide whether to breed her or race her again. Read More...

Stymie Stakes likely next spot for Sunny Ridge

DRF | 1 day ago
Sunny Ridge, winner of Saturday's $125,000 Jazil Stakes at Aqueduct, will likely make his next start in the $125,000 Stymie Stakes at Aqueduct on March 12. Read More...

Most of Sunday card canceled due to electrical malfunction

DRF | 1 day ago
Los Alamitos canceled the final six races on Sunday’s eight-race program after an electrical malfunction caused a failure of the backstretch lighting system, track officials announced. Read More...

Fabulous One ends seven-month layoff in Penfold Park

DRF | 1 day ago
Slightly more than a year after he compiled a four-race winning streak, Fabulous One returns from a layoff of more than seven months in Wednesday’s $322,368 Penfold Park Handicap at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong. Read More...

Jockey Maldonado gets first win of comeback

DRF | 1 day ago
Three weeks after returning from severe rib injuries sustained in early September, jockey Edwin Maldonado won Sunday’s second race for maiden claimers at Santa Anita, his first victory since August. Read More...

Champagne Room preps for Las Virgenes Stakes during busy training session

DRF | 1 day ago
Champagne Room, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 5, worked five furlongs in 1:01.40 at Santa Anita on Monday, continuing to progress toward a 3-year-old debut in the $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita on Feb. 5. Read More...

Zito Saddles 2,000th Winner

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito saddled the 2,000th winner of his career Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park, when Forever Plus registered a gate-to-wire victory under Nik Juarez in the second race. Read More...

Arrowfield dominates Magic Millions Sale

Arrowfield Stud | 1 day ago
Over-used as it is, "dominant" is the best description of Arrowfield Stud's status at the end of a Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale that left little scope for complaint by vendors... Read More...

Classic Empire Aims for Season Debut in Holy Bull

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Classic Empire, the heavy favorite to be named 2-year-old champion male, took another significant step Jan. 16 toward possibly launching his 3-year-old campaign in the Feb. 4 Holy Bull Stakes (G2). Read More...

Grade 1 Winner Bradester to Stud at Valor Farm

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Grade 1 winner Bradester has been retired to enter stud this year at Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas, for a fee of $3,500. Read More...

Classic Empire’s work keeps him on track for Holy Bull

DRF | 1 day ago
Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Classic Empire moved closer to a likely start in the Grade 2 Holy Bull here on Feb. 4, breezing five furlongs at Palm Meadows on Monday. Read More...

Zito saddles 2,000th winner

DRF | 1 day ago
Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito sent out his 2,000th career winner here Monday, when Forever Plus captured the second race under jockey Nik Juarez. Read More...

Exaggerator has booked a busy 2017

DRF | 1 day ago
Eclipse Award finalist Exaggerator owns three Grade 1 victories – more than any other son of rising young classic sire Curlin. As a result, he already has several Grade 1 winners in his first book for 2017 at WinStar Farm. Read More...

Medaglia d’Oro well represented at Eclipse Awards

DRF | 1 day ago
Three stallions are represented by multiple individual finalists at this weekend's Eclipse Awards – Curlin, Dansili, and Medaglia d'Oro. Read More...

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DRF | 1 day ago
The new year brings with it the second half of the 2016-17 mixed-sale season, which kicked off in somewhat turbulent waters with the Keeneland January sale of horses of all ages. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 1/17 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Tuesday 1/17 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Coco as in Chanel has strong start to 4-year-old campaign

DRF | 1 day ago
Coco as in Chanel, the winner of the $100,000 Stormy Blues Stakes last June at Pimlico, turned in a strong 4-year-old debut Sunday at Tampa Bay Downs, winning a second-level, $21,250 allowance by three-quarters of a length over Sweet Nkosi. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from Jan. 10 – Jan. 12

DRF | 1 day ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Don Alberto goes back to well with seven-figure broodmare

DRF | 1 day ago
Don Alberto Corp. added a horse to its operation with bloodlines similar to Grade 2 winner Unique Bella when it purchased the broodmare Siren Serenade for $1.025 million to lead the Keeneland January mixed sale. Read More...

Liam’s Map top covering sire at Keeneland January

DRF | 1 day ago
There was a new name among the leading covering sires at Keeneland January – but he’s a familiar name for some of the breeders fueling his figures. Read More...

Monday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: A revitalized Green Gratto can turn the tables on Stallwalkin’ Dude in the Toboggan

DRF | 1 day ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Sunday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Mo’ Green ready to go in second start back

DRF | 2 days ago
Six fillies and mares comprise the lineup for the third race, a $49,000 second-level allowance at a mile on the main track. Mo' Green and My Awesome Mom, the respective second and third finishers in the restricted Margate Stakes on Dec. 26 at Gulfstream, figure as favorites. Read More...

Futile points to Pelican Stakes after impressive win

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Arnaud Delacour scored an impressive victory at Tampa Bay Downs on Sunday with Futile, who won a no-conditions, $25,750 allowance by one length over Tiger Blood. Read More...

Trip Notes for January 14: Marshua’s River, Hal’s Hope, and more

DRF | 2 days ago
Trip notes by Michael Hammersly for stakes races run on January 14, including the Marshua's River and Harlan's Holiday. Read More...

Sparkman: Tommy Macho a modern breeding rarity

DRF | 2 days ago
It remains very unusual to see a high-class runner closely inbred to a female. Saturday’s Grade 3 Hal’s Hope Stakes winner Tommy Macho is one such runner. Read More...

Andrew Hawkins’ Hong Kong Selections and analysis for Wednesday, January 18, 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
Andrew Hawkins' Hong Kong Selections and analysis for Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Sha Tin. Read More...

Bergman: The arrow is pointing up for trainer Andrew Harris

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Andrew Harris saw himself on the biggest stage last year when he sent the 3-year-old trotter Waitlifter K postward in the Hambletonian. It was an unexpected position to be in, but Harris acquitted himself rather well at the highest level. Read More...

Running Dragon Scores in Shue Fly Stakes

Adrian Ramos rode second-fastest qualifier Running Dragon to a half-length win in Sunday’s 400-yard Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds at Sunland Park. Read More...

Giwner: Stakes calendar takes a $3 million hit in 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
There are changes coming to the harness racing stakes calendar in 2017 and most of them are far from positive. Quite frankly, if you own a 3-year-old pacer or trotter, especially a Pennsylvania-bred, you’ll be racing for substantially less money this year. Read More...

Fair Grounds: No further horses test positive for equine herpesvirus

DRF | 2 days ago
There were no new cases of the equine herpesvirus reported over the weekend at Fair Grounds, but the track and Louisiana state officials still were grappling with the logistics of managing the viral outbreak here. Read More...

High Profile Fillies in Fair Grounds Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Coffeepot Stables' Farrell, who had a six-length victory in the Nov. 26 Golden Rod Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, kicks off her 3-year-old campaign in the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes over a mile and 70 yards at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

High Profile Fillies in Fair Grounds Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Coffeepot Stables' Farrell, who had a six-length victory in the Nov. 26 Golden Rod Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, kicks off her 3-year-old campaign in the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes over a mile and 70 yards at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Lockdown Cruises in Busanda Win

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Under a perfectly measured ride by Kendrick Carmouche, Juddmonte Farms' Lockdown cruised to a 2 1/2-length victory on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack in the $100,000 Busanda for 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

Lockdown Cruises in Busanda Win

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Under a perfectly measured ride by Kendrick Carmouche, Juddmonte Farms' Lockdown cruised to a 2 1/2-length victory on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack in the $100,000 Busanda for 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

Chocolate Ride Seeks Repeat in E. R. Bradley

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Faces Western Reserve again after neck defeat Read More...

Chocolate Ride Seeks Repeat in E. R. Bradley

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Faces Western Reserve again after neck defeat Read More...

Barretts January Set for Familiar Fairplex Location

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
While the sales company now conducts its 2-year-olds in training and yearling auctions at Del Mar, for 2017 it has returned its mixed sales to its previous home of Fairplex in Pomona, near Santa Anita. Read More...

Barretts January Set for Familiar Fairplex Location

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
While the sales company now conducts its 2-year-olds in training and yearling auctions at Del Mar, for 2017 it has returned its mixed sales to its previous home of Fairplex in Pomona, near Santa Anita. Read More...

Zayat, Romans Want to See Prayer for Relief in Pegasus

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Multiple graded stakes winner worked five furlongs Jan. 14 in :59 1/5 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

New York trainer/breeder DiSanto Dies at 62

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Glenn DiSanto was an avid supporter of aftercare programs. Read More...

Smith’s plan for Vale Dori: Hit the road in search of big money

DRF | 2 days ago
Smith if he has a vested interest in where and when Vale Dori races. He is the regular rider of Songbird, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2015 who is widely expected to gain the 3-year-old filly title for 2016 at the Eclipse Award ceremony in Florida on Saturday. Songbird is nearing a return to training for a 2017 campaign, and Smith would prefer to keep the mount on both her and Vale Dori as long as possible. Read More...

Arrogate full of energy during six-furlong workout

DRF | 2 days ago
Arrogate worked six furlongs in 1:12.29 before the first race at Santa Anita on Sunday – and showed little desire to slow down. Galloping out around the first turn, Arrogate was timed in 1:24.82 for seven furlongs and 1:37.97 for a mile. Read More...

Arrogate Sails Through Penultimate Work for Pegasus Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The son of Unbridled's Song went five furlongs at Santa Anita Park in 1:12 1/5. He'll have one more work before the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). Read More...

Lockdown makes Busanda her first stakes triumph

DRF | 2 days ago
Lockdown has a long way to go to match the achievements of her older sister, Close Hatches, but she joined her sister as a stakes winner Sunday, taking the $100,000 Busanda by 2 1/2 lengths at Aqueduct. Read More...

New York Lawmaker Plans NYRA Discussion

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
An influential New York state senator this week will take testimony about what the Thoroughbred industry envisions for the future of the New York Racing Association. Read More...

Noble Bird May Start in Pegasus

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
John C. Oxley's Noble Bird is under consideration for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park following a sharp half-mile work Jan. 15. Read More...

OBS Race Day entries taken Tuesday, January 17

OBS Sales | 2 days ago
Entries for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s twenty eighth annual Day of Champions will be taken Tuesday, January 17th. The card, held in conjunction with the OBS Winter Mixed Sale, will be run on Tuesday, January 24th with first post … Read More...

Glenn DiSanto, longtime New York horseman, dies at 62

DRF | 2 days ago
Glenn DiSanto, a longtime owner, breeder and trainer and one of the most well-liked horsemen on the backstretch of New York Racing Association tracks, died Saturday after a long bout with cancer. He was 62. Read More...

Illman: How I’ll play Gulfstream for Sunday, Jan. 15

DRF | 2 days ago
How Daily Racing Form writer Dan Illman will play Gulfstream Park on Sunday. Read More...