Thoroughbred News

New Owner of the Year Nominations Being Accepted

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
OwnerView announced Aug. 17 that it is accepting nominations for the 2017 New Owner of the Year Award, presented by Fasig-Tipton, which will honor a new Thoroughbred owner who has been successful in the sport and has had a positive impact.  Read More...

View From The Eighth Pole: Declining Foal Crops Loom Large For Racing

The Jockey Club is projecting a 2018 North American foal crop of 21,500, down from 22,500 in 2017. That's a year-to-year drop of 4.4 percent. It will be the smallest North American foal crop since... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

Trooper John faces talented invaders in Canadian Derby

DRF | 21 hours ago
Local star Trooper John will take on invaders Chief Know It All and Aqua Frio in the 88th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Canadian Derby at Northlands Park on Saturday. Read More...

Thursday TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Securitiz can run down Thebigfundamental

DRF | 21 hours ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Thursday's card at Saratoga. Read More...

Weekend Warrior for Saturday, Aug. 19: Picks for Alabama, Del Mar Handicap, Pacific Classic, Play the King

DRF | 21 hours ago
Arrogate, the world's best horse despite his mysterious non-effort in last month's San Diego Handicap, looks to rebound in Saturday's biggest race of the day, the Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic. The Pacific Classic, the high point of the Del Mar meet, tops a card that also includes the Grade 1, $300,000 Del Mar Oaks and the Grade 2, $250,000 Del Mar Handicap. Read More...

Plenty of contenders in Robert G. Leavitt Stakes

DRF | 21 hours ago
The summer/fall stakes schedule at Charles Town commences Saturday with the Robert G. Leavitt, a two-turn, seven-furlong race for West Virginia-bred 3-year-olds. Read More...

The Meadows: Fear The Dragon, Huntsville hook up in PASS on Friday

DRF | 22 hours ago
When Fear The Dragon and Huntsville dueled for nearly the entire back half of this year’s Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids before Fear The Dragon edged away, it made for one of the most thrilling races in the 51 editions of the classic. Read More...

De la Cerda has Kroy in top form for Tortugas Stakes

DRF | 22 hours ago
Kroy earned a career-high 90 Beyer Speed Figure three weeks ago, and that number is the highest among a field of nine 3-year-olds that will assemble Saturday at Gulfstream Park for the $75,000 Tortugas Stakes. Read More...

Martini Glass escapes shadow of Songbird in Lady Jacqueline Stakes

DRF | 22 hours ago
Martini Glass, who gave the two-time Eclipse Award champion a tussle in the Grade 1 Delaware Handicap last month, looks to continue what has been an outstanding season in the $200,000 Lady Jacqueline Stakes for fillies and mares. Read More...

China Racing Club Festival to Feature Four Races

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
The China Horse Club's annual cultural festival Aug. 19-20 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, mixes a celebration for CHC members, a bit of racing, and a message of international unity. Read More...

A Firmer Footing for Retired Horses and Veterans

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Man O' War Project study: equine therapy for PTSD Read More...

Calgary Cat using Play the King as prep for Woodbine Mile

DRF | 23 hours ago
Calgary Cat will prep for the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile in Saturday's $175,000 Play the King Stakes, a seven-furlong turf sprint that lured an excellent field of Mile hopefuls. Read More...

Listenlindalisten does it again in Eternal Search

DRF | 1 day ago
Listenlindalisten notched her first stakes win two weeks ago in the seven-furlong Passing Mood, and she doubled up on the stretchout to 1 1/16 miles in Wednesday night’s $125,000 Eternal Search. Read More...

Brad Ezra, racetracker and horse owner, dies at 55

DRF | 1 day ago
Brad “Railbird” Ezra, a longtime horseplayer and a horse owner at Woodbine and Fort Erie, passed away Aug. 12 from complications related to liver cancer at age 55. Read More...

Look Back: Hollywood Wildcat Wins 1993 Del Mar Oaks

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Hollywood Wildcat, the filly who stretch her winning streak to three races in the Aug. 22 Del Mar Invitational Oaks (G2T), seems to be the kind trainers and riders love most. She's mistake-proof. Read More...

Lady Eli to be Offered at Keeneland November Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency will offer five-time grade 1 winner Lady Eli in its consignment at the 2017 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Read More...

Funds Being Raised for Hero’s Statue at KY Horse Park

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Industry leaders such as Keeneland's Ted Bassett seek to raise funds to honor Sergeant Reckless, a mare who became a Korean War hero by moving ammunition and troops through mountainous terrain, with a statue at the Kentucky Horse Park. Read More...

TOBA August Member of the Month

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Since last summer, brothers Keith and Allen Crupper have been laughing all the way to the bank. Read More...

Tattersalls Releases October Book 1 Catalog

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Europe's premier yearling sale numbers 502 lots, all of which are eligible for the £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus. Read More...

The Week in Photos 8/15/2017

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Arlington Million Stakes, Beverly D. S., Secretariat Stakes , Fourstardave H., Adirondack Stakes, Best Pal Stakes, Saratoga Special, Pucker Up Stakes, Rancho Bernardo H., Groupie Doll Stakes, Longacres Mile H., Seagram Cup, Monmouth Oaks and more. Read More...

Biancone Granted Conditional License in Kentucky

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Trainer Patrick Biancone, who has not held a license in Kentucky since he was handed a one-year suspension in 2007, was granted a conditional license Aug. 15 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Read More...

Migliore Named Fasig-Tipton NY Field Representative

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Former jockey and current XBTV analyst Richard Migliore has been named Fasig-Tipton's New York field representative. Read More...

Ghaaleb Gets First Winner From First Starter

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Wildwood Farm's freshman sire Ghaaleb got his first winner from his first starter Aug. 15 when appropriately named Ghaaleb's Winner took a five-furlong maiden special weight at Fairmount Park by 3 1/4 lengths. Read More...

Equestricon Day 2: U.S. Racing in the International Eye

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Day 2 of the inaugural Equestricon convention in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. had a decidedly international flavor Aug. 15, with Britain's Nick Luck providing a keynote address. Read More...

Always Dreaming Owners Support Horseracing Integrity

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Standing with the Kentucky Derby trophy at the Equestricon convention Aug. 15 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Team Always Dreaming announced its support for the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017. Read More...

Arrogate Set to Right the Ship in Pacific Classic

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
If Arrogate can put himself back on form in the Aug. 19 TVG Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar less than a month after the worst race of his life, hindsight could view his stunning setback as a blip that exposed him as mortal, but not lesser. Read More...

China Racing Festival Draws International Sponsorships

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Britain's Anglo Hibernian Bloodstock is the latest sponsor and the first European insurance company to sign on. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Prize Package

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
John and Jerry Amerman’s Oscar Performance is the best of the lot Read More...

Finest City to be Offered at Fasig-Tipton November

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Finest City, reigning champion female sprinter, will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November Sale Nov. 6 in Lexington.  She will be consigned by trainer Ian Kruljac on behalf of owner Seltzer Thoroughbreds. Read More...

Dobson, Phillips Elected Jockey Club Stewards

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Everett R. Dobson and John W. Phillips have been elected to the board of stewards of The Jockey Club, filling the expired positions of John C. Harris and Dr. Hiram C. Polk Jr. Read More...

Champion Classic Empire Back Training in Ocala

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
With the champion colt's notorious training issues again flaring up at Saratoga Race Course this summer, Classic Empire has been shipped to Winding Oaks Farm in Ocala to prepare for the Sept. 23 Pennsylvania Derby (G1). Read More...

Smarty Jones Returning to Uruguay

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Dual classic winner Smarty Jones will return to Uruguay in September for the 2017 Southern Hemisphere breeding season as part of a multi-year agreement with Calumet Farm near Lexington, where he's stood since 2016. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup, Sentient Jet Plan Flight to KY Sales

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Breeders' Cup and Sentient Jet announced Aug. 16 a partnership that will provide horsemen the opportunity to fly directly from the 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships in San Diego, Calif. to Lexington to attend November Thoroughbred sales.  Read More...

Proctor’s Ledge, La Coronel Head Lake Placid

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Proctor's Ledge and La Coronel head a solid field of six for the $300,000 Lake Placid Stakes (G2T) set for 1 1/8 miles on the turf Aug. 19 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

PETA-Proposed AmTote Tech to Raise Aftercare Funds

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A new concept initially proposed by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals seeks to raise funds for Thoroughbred aftercare through donations made via on-track wagering terminals. Read More...

Tower of Texas Stands Tall in Play the King Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Eight turf sprinters will contest the 2017 Play the King Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine Aug. 19. Read More...

Salty Seeks Breakout Win in Alabama

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
After suffering three straight defeats at the hands of the multiple grade 1 winner Abel Tasman, Salty has a chance to snag a top-level score for herself in the 10-furlong Alabama Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Madam Dancealot Chases Rare Double in Del Mar Oaks

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Famous Digger (1997) and Sicy d'Alsace (1998) won the San Clemente (G2T) and Del Mar Oaks (G1T) in back-to-back years, but since then only Evening Jewel (2010) has completed the task. Read More...

March X Press Unleashed in Bolton Landing

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Golconda Stables' March X Press unleashed an explosive move in deep stretch of the Bolton Landing Stakes at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 16 to pick up her second victory in as many starts for trainer Todd Pletcher. Read More...

Madam Dancealot Chases Rare Double in Del Mar Oaks

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Famous Digger (1997) and Sicy d'Alsace (1998) won the San Clemente (G2T) and Del Mar Oaks (G1T) in back-to-back years, but since then only Evening Jewel (2010) has completed the task. Read More...

Responsibleforlove lands first U.S. win in CTT and TOC Handicap

DRF | 1 day ago
Responsibleforlove found racing room in early stretch under jockey Joe Talamo and closed about five lengths in the final furlong to win the CTT and TOC Handicap by a head on Wednesday at Del Mar. Read More...

Responsibleforlove lands first U.S. win in CTT and TOC Handicap

DRF | 1 day ago
Responsibleforlove found racing room in early stretch under jockey Joe Talamo and closed about five lengths in the final furlong to win the CTT and TOC Handicap by a head on Wednesday at Del Mar. Read More...

Two pick six carryovers into Thursday’s Del Mar card

DRF | 1 day ago
The pick six proved inscrutable on Wednesday at Del Mar, with all tickets busted after five legs, leading to carryovers into Thursday's card of $60,539 in the regular pool and another $95,368 in the single-ticket jackpot. Read More...

Two pick six carryovers into Thursday’s Del Mar card

DRF | 1 day ago
The pick six proved inscrutable on Wednesday at Del Mar, with all tickets busted after five legs, leading to carryovers into Thursday's card of $60,539 in the regular pool and another $95,368 in the single-ticket jackpot. Read More...

Macedonio: Using a 2017 model for racetrack success

DRF | 1 day ago
It's time to face it . . . look in the mirror and finally admit it . . . the LIVE product of Harness Racing at a racetrack is not entertaining enough to sustain the next generation of fans and will not be economically viable. Read More...

Macedonio: Using a 2017 model for racetrack success

DRF | 1 day ago
It's time to face it . . . look in the mirror and finally admit it . . . the LIVE product of Harness Racing at a racetrack is not entertaining enough to sustain the next generation of fans and will not be economically viable. Read More...

Proctor’s Ledge, La Coronel Head Lake Placid

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Proctor's Ledge and La Coronel head a solid field of six for the $300,000 Lake Placid Stakes (G2T) set for 1 1/8 miles on the turf Aug. 19 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Salty Seeks Breakout Win in Alabama

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
After suffering three straight defeats at the hands of the multiple grade 1 winner Abel Tasman, Salty has a chance to snag a top-level score for herself in the 10-furlong Alabama Stakes (G1). Read More...

Madam Dancealot Seeks Rare Double in Del Mar Oaks

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Famous Digger (1997) and Sicy d'Alsace (1998) won the San Clemente (G2T) and Del Mar Oaks (G1T) in back-to-back years, but since then only Evening Jewel (2010) has completed the task. Read More...

March X Press Unleashed in Bolton Landing

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Golconda Stables' March X Press unleashed an explosive move in deep stretch of the Bolton Landing Stakes at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 16 to pick up her second victory in as many starts for trainer Todd Pletcher. Read More...