Thoroughbred News

OBS June Sale Adds 44 Horses

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. has added five older horses and 39 juveniles to its June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale that will be held in Ocala, Fla., June 14-17. Read More...

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, May 28th, 2016 by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore

DRF | 16 hours ago
BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, May 28th, 2016 by Bob Fierro and Jay Kilgore Read More...

Cali Thirty Seven has to walk fine line in Miss Liberty

DRF | 16 hours ago
The Miss Liberty at Monmouth Park on Sunday will rematch the first-, second-, fourth-, and sixth-place finishers from the April 30 Powder Break Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The eager-to-lead Isabella Sings, Arlington shipper Seeking Treasure, and the improving Candida H. add further depth to the field. Read More...

Allowance brings together mixed bag of fillies

DRF | 16 hours ago
A trio of 3-year-old fillies who met with varying results on Kentucky Oaks Day will make their returns to action in the second of two allowance races Sunday at Churchill Downs. Put Da Blame On Me was fourth in the Grade 3 Eight Belles, Divine Elegance was second in an allowance race, and Modify was a dominant maiden winner on the May 6 Oaks undercard. Read More...

Weavers Ice Cold might have found his niche

DRF | 16 hours ago
Trainer Jeff Radosevich clearly liked what he saw when he ran the 3-year-old gelding Weavers Ice Cold on turf for the first time. So just seven days later, Weavers Ice Cold will run on turf again in Sunday's $75,000 Green Carpet Stakes at Belterra Park. Read More...

FPD Begins Distribution of Liberty Cu Nails

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Copper-coated nails have antimicrobial benefit Read More...

Velasquez to Ride Full-Time at Gulfstream

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Jockey Cornelio Velasquez, who has earned five riding titles at New York Racing Association tracks and has won four Breeders' Cup races, is moving his tack to Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Invested Prospect tested at a mile in Irish Day Stakes

DRF | 18 hours ago
Invested Prospect will try to remain undefeated when she runs in the $50,000 Irish Day Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Emerald Downs on Sunday. Read More...

Strut the Course primed for big effort in Nassau

DRF | 18 hours ago
The champion mare Strut the Course seems as good as ever this year, and the Barb Minshall-trained 6-year-old should be favored going a mile on grass in Sunday's $200,000 Nassau Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Governor Malibu Has Strong Work for Belmont

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
Governor Malibu, the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) runner-up, worked at Belmont Park May 27 with an eye on the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Industry Teams to Help Parkinson’s Research

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Fasig-Tipton, Coolmore America, and WinStar Farm have teamed up to host the “Night For A Cure” fundraising party Sunday, July 10, with all proceeds going to benefit the Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund. Read More...

Golden Pick 6 jackpot poised to hit $1 million

DRF | 20 hours ago
The Golden Pick 6 jackpot has risen to $998,535 for Friday at Golden Gate Fields. The Golden Pick 6 has now gone 49 straight days without a payoff, since Feb. 27. Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Racing In Harsh Light On Big Stage Again

While the 141st Preakness Stakes provided fans with a second Triple Crown installment of the Nyquist-Exaggerator rivalry, horse racing once again found itself in the glare of national media for a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ... Read More...

Mohawk: Danish Darby an S.B.O.A. Final contender for Bax

DRF | 1 day ago
The annual Harrisburg yearling sale has turned up its fair share of diamonds in the rough. For John Bax, it was HIP #558, Danish Darby, in 2014. Now he is sending out that contender in Saturday’s S.B.O.A. Final for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Mohawk Racetrack looking to upset the probable favorites. Read More...

Pegasus World Cup: A Jolt of Reality

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
What does Steve Haskin think of the Pegasus World Cup and could the race get it's own reality TV series? Read More...

Gainesway’s Tapizar Has First Winner

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Gainesway's grade I-winning freshman stallion Tapizar got his first winner May 26 in a $40,000 maiden special weight at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Finnegans Wake Back for Whittingham

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Trainer Peter Miller was forward about his intentions bringing grade I winner Finnegans Wake back off a nearly nine-month layoff last time out in the Thunder Road Stakes (gr. IIIT), which was a prep for bigger and better things. Read More...

Miller Promoted at Millennium Farms

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Millennium Farms announced May 26 that longtime farm manager Bobby Miller has been named its vice chairman. Assistant farm manager Jose Rodarte will take on the role of farm manager. Read More...

June Sale Supplemental Catalog now online

OBS Sales | 1 day ago
The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age is now available on the company’s website at obssales.com. It features Two-Year-Olds by a noteworthy group of sires, a roster that … Read More...

Ride On Curlin retired to stand in Florida

DRF | 1 day ago
Ride On Curlin, the 2014 Preakness Stakes runner-up, has been retired from racing and will debut at stud in 2017 at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Fla. Read More...

Gainesway’s Tapizar sires first winner

DRF | 1 day ago
Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Tapizar sired his first winner when the 2-year-old colt Draft Beer won the fifth race at Gulfstream Park today, a $40,000 maiden special weight race for Florida-bred juveniles going 4 1/2 furlongs. Read More...

Harness: $100,000 Driver Challenge on tap at Philly, Pocono

DRF | 1 day ago
Summer is heating up at Harrah’s Philadelphia and The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono with the addition of a $100,000 Driver Challenge series. Read More...

Champs Meet Again in Nassau

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Lexie Lou, Canada's Horse of the Year in 2014, and that year's champion older female, Strut the Course, face eight older fillies and mares in Woodbine's one-mile Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) May 29. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Creator is good to go

DRF | 1 day ago
Trainer Steve Asmussen on Thursday confirmed Arkansas Derby winner Creator as a definite starter for the Belmont Stakes on June 11. Creator finished a troubled 13th in the Kentucky Derby after coming rapidly to hand this winter and spring in Arkansas and winning the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park by 1 1/4 lengths over Suddenbreakingnews, another likely Belmont runner. Read More...

California considers more liberal use of whip in deep stretch

DRF | 1 day ago
California Thoroughbred jockeys will be allowed to use their whips with greater frequency in the last sixteenth of a mile under a proposed rule introduced at Thursday’s California Horse Racing Board meeting. Read More...

Meadowlands: Saturday 5/28 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Saturday 5/28 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

An Early Look at the Belmont Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson shares early thoughts on the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contenders. Read More...

McGee: Santa Anita pick four play for Saturday, May 28

DRF | 2 days ago
McGee: Santa Anita pick four for Saturday, May 28 Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 5/28 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Saturday 5/28 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Bobcat Jim seeks repeat in Skinner Memorial

DRF | 2 days ago
Bobcat Jim upset the 2015 Ed Skinner Memorial Stakes at Prairie Meadows at 12-1, and at anything close to his morning-line price of 6-1 in the 2016 edition, Bobcat Jim would be an appealing play again. Read More...

Hawthorne Harness: Saturday 5/28 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Saturday 5/28 card at Hawthorne Harness. Read More...

Trouble Kid, Beach Hut make first starts for new trainer Gargan

DRF | 2 days ago
Trouble Kid and Beach Hut are scheduled to make their first starts for Danny Gargan after having been transferred away from Ramon Preciado on Saturday in a third-level optional claiming race at Parx Racing. Read More...

Mighty Mo is on the way

DRF | 2 days ago
Hopefully, by the time Saturday's $100,000 Paradise Creek Stakes rolls around, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott will have broken out of his New York funk. If not, perhaps Mighty Mo can save the day. Read More...

Surgical Strike gets blinkers for Arlington Classic

DRF | 2 days ago
The Arlington Classic is more like an experiment laboratory than an operating table for the 3-year-old Surgical Strike. His connections first want to determine if he might be good enough to try in the $1 million Belmont Derby this summer, and, second, to see what effect the addition of blinkers might have on the colt. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Winner Tapizar Gets First Winner

Gainesway Farm’s freshman sire Tapizar, the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile... Read More...

Barretts Sale Features Wide Selection

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Homebreds and pinhooks at just about every price range make up the catalog for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age. Read More...

Suddenbreakingnews Works, Bound for Belmont

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Donnie Von Hemel said Samuel Henderson's Suddenbreakingnews remains on track for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) after a May 26 work at Churchill Downs. Read More...

PDJF Derby Day Fundraiser Raised Over $40,000

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The May 7 silent auction at dozens of U.S. tracks featured framed, autographed photos of Secretariat and American Pharoah. Read More...

Zayas breaks rib in spill

DRF | 2 days ago
Leading rider Edgard Zayas suffered a fractured rib in a frightening-looking spill in Wednesday's finale. Zayas went down when his mount, Shere Khan, was unable to avoid Okeemeister, who broke down suddenly nearing the quarter pole in the six-furlong claiming dash. Read More...

Sheer Drama’s work pleases Fawkes

DRF | 2 days ago
Sheer Drama got back to serious work here on Thursday, breezing five furlongs in 1:01.44 in her first work since finishing third as the 4-5 favorite in the Grade 1 La Troienne at Churchill Downs on May 6. Read More...

Boozer, Songforjohnmichael now horses in Tiznow

DRF | 2 days ago
Boozer, a grass horse who won a dirt stakes last out, and Songforjohnmichael, vastly improved since returning from injury, top the field of seven older horses entered in the $150,000 Tiznow Stakes, race 8 on the 11-race California Gold Rush card. Read More...

Sorta Special goes in Ingrid Knotts Stakes for fifth time

DRF | 2 days ago
A J Marie and Sandhill Lady figure to start as the top two choices Saturday in the $40,000 Ingrid Knotts at Arapahoe Park, but the story of the race is Sorta Special. Read More...

Strangles Leads to ThistleDown Quarantine

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Officials at JACK ThistleDown Racino have quarantined one barn because two horses recently tested positive for strangles. Read More...

Saucy Don’s local record a big advantage in John Reilly Handicap

DRF | 2 days ago
Green Gratto and Saucy Don, the high weights in the $60,000 John J. Reilly Handicap at Monmouth Park on Saturday, are only weighted a pound apart in the six-furlong sprint for New Jersey-breds at 125 and 124, respectively. But that's pretty much where the similarities end. Read More...

CHRB Moves Along Proposal to Change Whip Rule

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The California Horse Racing Board May 26 advanced a proposal that would alter its current rule restricting whip use by jockeys riding Thoroughbreds. Read More...

Morning Calm well suited for Gleaming distance but an erratic performer

DRF | 2 days ago
On his best day, Morning Calm is certainly good enough to win Saturday's $75,000 Gleaming Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The question is, will Morning Calm bring his “A” game for the overnight stakes at 1 1/2 miles on turf? Read More...

Hazel Park opens 30-day meet Friday

DRF | 2 days ago
Let’s get the elephant out of the room right away: The 2015 meet at Hazel Park Raceway didn’t go quite as planned. Read More...

King: Single second-time starter in last leg of pick three

DRF | 2 days ago
My wagering strategy for playing second-time starter Northern Michigan in a maiden race Saturday at Churchill Downs is to focus on the pick three that begins on race 3 and concludes on her race, the fifth. Read More...

Gold Rush Dancer on improve for Snow Chief

DRF | 2 days ago
Gold Rush Dancer won the richest race of his career in the $100,450 Silky Sullivan Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on May 1, his first start on turf. The colt will have his Southern California turf debut in Saturday's $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes for California-breds at 1 1/8 miles. Read More...

Ben’s Cat: Better Than Ever

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Fan favorite Ben’s Cat continues to excel for Hall of Famer King Leatherbury. The Blood-Horse caught up with the 10-year-old warrior and his connections in Maryland, where he dashed to his fifth Jim McKay Turf Sprint score. Read More...