Thoroughbred News

Twenty-two companies apply for New York casino licenses

DRF | 14 hours ago
There will be no shortage of companies hoping to secure one of four casinos licenses available for locations in upstate New York. Read More...

40-Day Santa Anita Spring Meet Starts Friday

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Santa Anita Park's first-ever spring meeting will get underway Friday, April 25, when the track will present an eight-race program with a twilight first post time of 3 p.m. PDT. Read More...

Room Service breezes for possible Oaks start

DRF | 14 hours ago
Room Service remains a consideration for the 140th Kentucky Oaks after having a team breeze Thursday at Churchill with her Wayne Catalano-trained stablemate, Aurelia’s Belle. Read More...

Santa Anita: Closer Looks for April 25, 2014

DRF | 14 hours ago
DRF Plus closer looks for Santa Anita on Friday, April 25. Read More...

War Front’s $1-million The Great War Opens in Style

TDN | 14 hours ago
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:28 PM ET 1st at TIP (TIPPERARY)?12,500 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden S.     Winner: The Great War by War Front War Front's $1million KEESEP yearl... Read More...

Claimer Lucky Rave steps up in class in John Henry Stakes

DRF | 14 hours ago
What Saturday night’s $60,000 John Henry Stakes at Evangeline Downs lacks in star power, it more than makes up for in numbers. An overflow field of 13, including one also-eligible, was entered for the 1 1/16-mile turf test named for the racing legend who began his career at the old Evangeline Downs in nearby Carencro, La. Read More...

California Chrome gets schooled at Los Alamitos

DRF | 14 hours ago
California Chrome jogged and galloped nearly two miles and was schooled in the starting gate at Los Alamitos on Thursday. Read More...

NBC Sports Group to Air Derby, Triple Crown

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
NBC Sports Group announced April 24 the schedule for its record 15 1/2 hours of programming for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the rest of its Triple Crown coverage. Read More...

2014 BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE FEATURES 55 GRADE/GROUP 1 RACES IN 13 COUNTRIES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 15 hours ago
April 24, 2014 Winners of 73 Races Earn Automatic Berths, Travel and Entry Fees Paid Into World Championships; 7 “Win and You’re In” Races for Breeders’ Cup Classic read more Read More...

Rovenna looks for direction from Melair Stakes

DRF | 15 hours ago
Rovenna has been flawless in sprints for California-bred 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita in recent months, winning an optional claimer in February and the $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes over 6 1/2 furlongs April 5. Read More...

San Francisco Mile: They’ll need help to catch Summer Hit

DRF | 15 hours ago
Will racing’s oldest axiom – pace makes the race – hold true in Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 San Francisco Mile on the Golden Gate Fields turf course? Read More...

Elliott returns to ride at Churchill 10 years after Derby win

DRF | 15 hours ago
Stewart Elliott had no great expectations about coming back to Kentucky. He’d probably get to ride a few, enjoy the sights of springtime and the festive crowds, sign some memorabilia, and maybe even bask in the nostalgia of his career pinnacle. Read More...

Collmus excited to begin announcing at Churchill

DRF | 15 hours ago
Larry Collmus will add yet another feather to his cap when taking over at Churchill Downs on Saturday night as the seventh announcer in track history. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Expands

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
The Breeders' Cup Challenge series this year will consist of 73 automatic qualifying races into the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup World Championships, with 46 challenge races to be held in the U.S. and Canada. Read More...

Indian Charlie Colt Brings $625k at OBSAPR

TDN | 15 hours ago
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:29 AM ET OBSAPR (OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training)hip 924     2 Year Old C     Indian Charlie--Agatha (Distorted Humor)     625,000  Breeder: Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (KY)  Consignor: de Meric Sales, Agent XI  Buyer: Ashford Stud A colt by Indian Charlie brought $625,000 from Coolmore Stud early during the final session of OBSAPR Read More...

Deeper field for Goldfinch Stakes after scheduling change

DRF | 15 hours ago
Saturday evening’s Goldfinch Stakes, with its purse raised to an attractive $75,000, begins the new-look stakes calendar at Prairie Meadows, and the benefits of change are quickly apparent. Read More...

Switch to turf benefits Snow Chief favorite Tamarando

DRF | 16 hours ago
Santa Anita is the new home of the California Gold Rush, and turf is the new surface of the $250,000 Snow Chief Stakes for 3-year-olds. Read More...

Keeneland: Closer Looks for April 25, 2014

DRF | 16 hours ago
DRF Plus closer looks for Keeneland on Friday, April 25. Read More...

Day By Day

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Jockey Pat Day reached the pinnacle of the sport during his 30-plus-year career, but for all his accomplishments on the racetrack, including a victory in the 1992 Kentucky Derby, he is best-known for his personal testimony. Read More...

Weekend Warrior for April 26: Picks for Snow Chief, Texas Mile, San Francisco Mile

DRF | 16 hours ago
Awesome Return might not be taking anywhere near the kind of class drop Tamarando is, but moving back in with straight 3-year-olds after facing older horses is a meaningful drop, especially at this time of year, and he is my choice in the Snow Chief Stakes at Santa Anita. Read More...

Aqueduct: Closer Looks for April 25, 2014

DRF | 16 hours ago
DRF Plus closer looks for Aqueduct on Friday, April 25. Read More...

Cloud Hanging Over Suffolk as Meet Nears

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
As Suffolk Downs prepares to open its 2014 meet May 3, a heavy cloud of uncertainty about the future of live racing hangs over the sole surviving Thoroughbred racetrack in New England. Read More...

Social Inclusion Breezes, Preakness Likely

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
The Pioneerof the Nile colt breezed three furlongs in a swift :34.41 before galloping out four furlongs in :45 3/5 at Gulfstream Park on April 24. Read More...

Social Inclusion Breezes, Preakness Targeted

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
The Pioneerof the Nile colt breezed three furlongs in a swift :34.41 before galloping out four furlongs in :45 3/5 at Gulfstream Park April 24. Read More...

Woodbine: National Debt looks to stay undefeated

DRF | 16 hours ago
The undefeated National Debt will no doubt get the bulk of attention from the betting public on Saturday evening when he contests the lone division of The Diplomat Series. Read More...

Coltimus Prime eyes Queen’s Plate

DRF | 16 hours ago
Trainer Justin Nixon appears to have a serious prospect for the $1 million Queen’s Plate on July 6 at Woodbine with Coltimus Prime, who is exiting a fifth-place finish in the Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland. Read More...

Social Inclusion breezes for possible Derby bid

DRF | 16 hours ago
Social Inclusion, currently 24th on the points list and running out of time in his quest to qualify for the Kentucky Derby field, worked three furlongs in 34.41 seconds and galloped out a half-mile in 47.63 Thursday morning at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Retired Racehorse Training Project Expands

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Retired Racehorse Training Project, a charitable organization, announced the week of April 21 that its name will shrink while its work expands. Read More...

KY Oaks-Bound Fillies Work at Churchill

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I)-bound fillies Unbridled Forever, Sugar Shock, Aurelia's Belle, and Room Service all posted workouts at Churchill Downs the morning of April 24 in preparation for the "Run for the Lilies." Read More...

Youcan’tcatchme gets fitness test in Whimsical Stakes

DRF | 17 hours ago
Readiness should be a factor in the Grade 3, $150,000 Whimsical Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday, when the newly crowned Canadian champion female sprinter Youcan’tcatchme hooks the winter-trained runners Goldstryke Glory and Mekong Delta going six furlongs. Read More...

TOBA Seminar

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Trainers, owners, bloodstock agents and other Thoroughbred industry experts offered insights into ownership and training. Read More...

CDI: Next Gaming Push in KY Likely for 2016

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Churchill Downs Inc., which spent $600,000 in the first quarter of this year on another failed bid for casino gambling in Kentucky, believes the next opportunity to makes its case will come in 2016. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: Classy fillies on turf

DRF | 17 hours ago
The richest race of the day, and probably the one to go to school on, is race 5, a $65,000 maiden special weight at 1 1/8 miles on turf which attracted some impeccably bred fillies. Read More...

Yonkers: Dancin Yankee hopes to upend Foiled Again in Levy final

DRF | 18 hours ago
The storyline entering Saturday’s $567,000 George Morton Levy Series final for those not in Foiled Again’s camp is whether the seven other horses are in fact racing for second money. One person hoping that conclusions don’t get drawn too early is Josh Green, trainer of Dancin Yankee. Read More...

Litfin’s review: Wind the wildcard

DRF | 18 hours ago
The biggest issue on Wednesday, particularly for pace handicappers going forward, was a stiff headwind on the second half of the backstretch and into the far turn that slowed early fractions considerably. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses & Track Trends for April 17 to 20

DRF | 18 hours ago
Sharp Horses and Track Trends for April 17 to 20 by Bob Pandolfo. Read More...

King’s preview: Romantica adds spice to Bewitch

DRF | 18 hours ago
Thursday’s feature will be the Grade 3 Bewitch on grass, which attracted many of this winter’s best female turf stayers, as well as the comebacking Romantica, whose last race was a second to Dank in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf at 1 1/4 miles at Santa Anita Nov. 2. Read More...

Mr. Wizard Puts Win Streak on Line in Jack Cole Stakes

Mr. Wizard, a multiple stakes winning 5-year-old son of the Afternoon Deelites stallion Premeditation, will put his three-race winning streak on the line in Saturday’s 1-mile, $45,000-added Jack Cole Stakes (R) at SunRay Park. Read More...

King’s review: Big crowd, mixed card

DRF | 19 hours ago
At some tracks on Wednesdays, there can seem that as many horsemen as fans are in attendance. But never at Keeneland, where racing remains immensely popular and where 12,164 people attended Wednesday’s eight-race card. Read More...

Pivotal Filly Stays Perfect At Longchamp

TDN | 19 hours ago
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:07 AM ET 13.15 at LCP (LONGCHAMP)Prix des Tertres     Winner: Shamkala (Fr) by Pivotal (GB) His Highness The Aga Khan's Shamkala (Fr) (Pivotal {GB})... Read More...

Light on 2-Year-Olds? Blame the Weather

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
A look at 2-year-old racing, stabling changes because of a surface change, and a strong program with Polytrack. Read More...

Rouget Colt Impresses At Longchamp

TDN | 19 hours ago
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:01 AM ET 12.45 at LCP (LONGCHAMP)Prix de Champerret     Winner: Gonna Run (Fr) by Hurricane Cat Daniel-Yves Treves and Jean-Claude Rouget team up wi... Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Campbell starts three-day vacation

DRF | 19 hours ago
Jesse Campbell begins a three-day suspension, which runs through Sunday. Among the mounts he will miss out on is Cristina’s Halo in the fourth race today. Read More...

Gierkink’s review: Tiller scores triple

DRF | 19 hours ago
Trainer Bob Tiller heated up with three tallies on the card, most notably with the allowance winners Be Mind Phil and The Imposter. It escalated him into a tie for second in the standings, a position he maintained throughout the 2013 meet. Read More...

Watch the Spring Sale live

OBS Sales | 20 hours ago
OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in TrainingApril 21 – 24, 2014 Under Tack ShowHip No. 1 – 302  -  Monday, April 21, 2014 10:30 a.m.Hip No. 303 – 604 - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:30 a.m.Hip No. 605 – 906 - Wednesday, April 23, … Read More...

Los Alamitos Derby to Carry $1 Million Bonus

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Los Alamitos Racing Association, in partnership with the California-based insurance brokerage firm Bolton & Company, will offer a $1 million bonus tied to the new $500,000 Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II) July 5. Read More...

Los Alamitos Derby to Carry $1 Million Bonus

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Los Alamitos Racing Association, in partnership with the California-based insurance brokerage firm Bolton & Company, will offer a $1 million bonus tied to the new $500,000 Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II) July 5. Read More...

OBS spring: Curlin and Bernardini colts tie for top price on day three

DRF | 1 day ago
The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training continued to post strong results as its third session concluded on Wednesday, with a higher buyback rate the only negative. Colts by Curlin and Bernardini each sold for $700,000 to lead the session, placing them in a tie for second overall among the auction’s top prices through three days. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:21 PM ET OBS April continued to produce impressive results in session three yesterday. Jessica Martini and Justina... Read More...

Curlin, Bernardini Colts Top OBS Spring Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A pair of regally-bred colts by Curlin and Bernardini garnered the most attention at the third session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training April 23, each selling for $700,000. Read More...