Thoroughbred News

Bluffalatta goes for third straight local win in B-Connected Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Bluffalatta will be looking to keep his Delta Downs record perfect Saturday night, when he starts as one of the top players in a competitive renewal of the $65,000 B-Connected. The 7 1/2-furlong race drew a field of eight, including Arkansas Martini, who is moving back into the Louisiana-bred ranks, and Knockitdownhard, who is making his first start off the claim for the high-percentage team of Maggi Moss, trainer Tom Amoss, and jockey Gerard Melancon. 
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Familiar foes clash in Bobby Bricker Memorial

DRF | 2 days ago
The final stakes of 2014 in Ohio takes place Saturday at Mahoning Valley Race Course near Youngstown, where five Ohio-accredited fillies and mares contest the $50,000 Bobbie Bricker Memorial Handicap at 1 1/16 miles.
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Smooth Daddy eyes first stakes win in Tropical Park Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
Three-year-old turf specialists will get their final opportunity to race against their own kind and pick up some all-important black type this season with both the $75,000 Tropical Park Derby and its filly counterpart, the $75,000 Tropical Park Oaks, headlining Saturday’s 10-race program at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Harness: Despite confusion, JK She’salady is named Horse of the Year

DRF | 2 days ago
When JK She'salady was announced Horse of the Year, the crowd in attendance at the Meadowlands was somewhat stunned. Most assumed that Trotter of the Year Shake It Cerry or Pacer of the Year Sweet Lou had to receive that honor. They were wrong. Read More...

Harlan’s Destiny seeks to complete sweep in Eleanor Casey Memorial

DRF | 2 days ago
On Saturday night in the Eleanor Casey Memorial, Harlan’s Destiny will try to complete a sweep of this year’s West Virginia-bred stakes for 2-year fillies at Charles Town. Read More...

Durkin to receive Eclipse Award of Merit

DRF | 2 days ago
Tom Durkin, the longtime announcer for the New York Racing Association who retired earlier this year, has been selected to receive the Eclipse Award of Merit, the organizers of the Eclipse Awards announced Thursday. Read More...

RMTC Plans Changes but No Merger with RCI

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The industry's Racing Medication and Testing Consortium plans to re-organize its own Scientific Advisory Committee but does not plan to merge with the Association of Racing Commissioners International. Read More...

Inside trio merit respect in Prairie Bayou

DRF | 2 days ago
An interesting collection of 3-year-olds and upward will come together Saturday night at Turfway Park when the $60,000 Prairie Bayou Stakes is run at 1 1/16 miles over Polytrack. Read More...

Canadian owner Ball dies

DRF | 2 days ago
Longtime Woodbine owner Derek Ball died suddenly Dec. 12 at age 65. Read More...

King: Smooth Daddy’s class stands out in Tropical Park Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
My hope, at least as it comes to betting on Saturday’s Tropical Park Derby at Gulfstream Park, is that the seemingly speedy composition of that field with cause bettors to allow front-running Smooth Daddy to drift up in price to start as an overlay. Read More...

Durkin to Receive Eclipse Award of Merit

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Capping an extraordinary career as one of North America's premier race track announcers and one of the most popular personalities in Thoroughbred racing, Tom Durkin will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit. Read More...

Barretts January mixed sale catalog now online

DRF | 2 days ago
The catalog for the 2015 Barretts January Mixed sale is now available online, featuring 335 offerings. Read More...

Weekend Warrior for Dec. 20: Picks for Tropical Park Derby, Tropical Park Oaks, Letellier Memorial

DRF | 2 days ago
The big race of the day Saturday obviously is the Grade 1, $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity. Unfortunately, it drew a field of only five. Small fields also are the case in the two $50,000 stakes at Fair Grounds, the Sugar Bowl and Letellier Memorial, which drew fields of five and six, respectively. The opposite is true, however, in the two $75,000 stakes at Gulfstream, where both the Tropical Park Derby and the Tropical Park Oaks drew 16 entrants. Read More...

Horse of the Year: An Increasingly Harder Puzzle to Solve?

As Eclipse Award ballots go out in the mail today, it’s awfully hard to predict which way the 2014 Horse of the Year decision might go. In one of the most wide open races in memory, half a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

RCI Appoints Five to New Medication Board

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Association of Racing Commissioners International board has selected five initial members of its new Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee. Read More...

Speed Seeker looks too classy for Saturday allowance foes

DRF | 3 days ago
OLDSMAR, Fla. – Speed Seeker, who has raced with graded stakes competition in her last four starts, should appreciate the drop into optional allowance company on Saturday. A 3-year-old filly, Speed Seeker faces older competition for the first time in Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile turf race. Read More...

Hovdey: Dortmund outperforming his namesake

DRF | 3 days ago
I would think twice about betting heavily on Dortmund this Saturday. A lofty reputation is not always money in the bank. Read More...

Date Announced for Second CBA Symposium

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Four horse industry veterans will share their experiences as part of the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association's second annual educational symposium Feb. 3. Read More...

Dortmund makes stakes debut in Los Alamitos Futurity

DRF | 3 days ago
On a Saturday morning at Santa Anita the weekend prior to the Breeders’ Cup, trainer Bob Baffert was working a number of his horses for starts the following weekend. In the midst of all that activity, he sent a text to a reporter that read simply: “Watch gate work coming. Next star.” Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Los Alamitos Futurity

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Claire Novak and special guest Ellis Starr of Equibase preview the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) featuring Dortmund, Mr. Z, and Firing Line. Read More...

Storm Power on a roll entering Hank Mills Sr.

DRF | 3 days ago
PHOENIX – Storm Power looks to cement his status as the top older horse on the grounds at Turf Paradise in the $35,000 Hank Mills Sr. Handicap Saturday. The mile main-track event drew a field of seven, with Storm Power being the 123-pound highweight. Read More...

Canterbury offers 24 stakes for 70-day 2015 season

DRF | 3 days ago
The 2015 Canterbury Park 70-day race meet will be the longest since the racetrack reopened in 1995 as Canterbury Park, and reflects the impact of a 2012 cooperative marketing and purse enhancement agreement with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, owners and operators of Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, that adds $75 million to horsemen purses over 10 years. Read More...

Heleringer Resigns as KEEP Executive Director

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Louisville equine attorney and author Bob Heleringer has resigned as executive director of the Kentucky Equine Education Project, effective Dec. 17. Read More...

Miss Temple City unbeaten and unchallenged

Miss Temple City kept her undefeated record intact on Dec. 17 with a three length triumph in the feature allowance on the lawn at Gulfstream Park... Read More...

EquiLottery, AmTote in Strategic Relationship

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
EquiLottery and AmTote are announcing a newly formed strategic relationship that will make AmTote the preferred tote provider for EquiLottery moving forward. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for December 11 to 14

DRF | 3 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends for December 11 to 14, 2014. Read More...

Remington enjoys across-the-board wagering increase

DRF | 3 days ago
Remington Park experienced increases in all average daily handle categories during its 67-date Thoroughbred meet that closed on Sunday, according to figures provided by the Oklahoma City track. Read More...

EVA Vaccines: What You Need to Know

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Some equine diseases come and go with little impact on the horse industry as a whole. Others affect only local or state industries when they rear their ugly heads. But when a disease has the potential to shutter the global horse breeding industry, cont... Read More...

Introduction to Formulator Trainer Filters

DRF | 3 days ago
Introduction to Formulator Trainer Filters by Michael Hogan and Peter Thomas Fornatale. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:33 PM ET TDN Rising Star Dortmund (Big Brown) can put a tidy bow around a magical season for owner Kaleem Shah, as the... Read More...

Barretts January Mixed Sale Catalog Online

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The catalog for the Barretts 2015 January Mixed Sale, featuring 335 head to be auctioned Jan. 26, is now online and will be mailed later this week. Read More...

New Management for 2015 at Rillito Park

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The 2015 racing season, which begins Feb. 7, brings changes to Rillito Park in Tucson, Ariz. Read More...

Rich win at Wyong for Gerald Ryan purchase

Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago
Arrowfield and its stallions added their eighth winner to the Wyong Magic Millions honour roll when Aerobar won the $100,000 3YO Stakes on Thursday... Read More...

Red Pollard Seabiscuit Saddle to be Auctioned

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Seabiscuit jockey Red Pollard's race-worn saddle, which he wore upon the back of the famed champion, is among the rare Seabiscuit memorabilia being offered as part of the Lelands.com sports catalog auction. Read More...

Untapable, Tapiture Settle in at Fair Grounds

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Likely 3-year-old filly champion Untapable and multiple graded stakes-winning stablemate Tapiture are busily preparing for their 4-year-old campaigns after arriving Dec. 13 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

New Rules Lead to Spike in Indiana Positives

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission reported Dec. 18 a total of 47 rulings for positive tests for prohibited substances or substances over threshold levels at the 2014 Indiana Grand race meet. Read More...

Miss Temple City Remains Perfect at GP

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 5:49 PM ET 8th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)OC ($37K)     Winner: Miss Temple City by Temple City Miss Temple City (Temple City) remains perfect with a... Read More...

Baffert Seeks 7th Futurity Win with Dortmund

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert, who won the Hollywood/CashCall Futurity a record six times at Hollywood Park, has a chance to add to the total with the undefeated Dortmund in the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) Dec. 20. Read More...

Pandolfo: Plenty of positives in 2014

DRF | 3 days ago
With year-end honors being handed out, I thought I'd mention a few things that won't win any awards but caught my eye in 2014. Read More...

Trainer Wells Pleads Guilty to Rigging Races

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer David Wells pled guilty in a state court Dec. 16 to rigging races by administering drugs to horses on race day at Penn National Race Course. Read More...

Meadowlands: Friday 12/19 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 12/19 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 12/19 analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Friday 12/19 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Three locations in upstate New York approved for casinos

DRF | 3 days ago
New York regulators on Wednesday tabbed three casino proposals in upstate locations for licensing while rejecting all applications for a casino in the location approved by legislators that was closest to New York City. Read More...

Miss Temple City Remains Perfect at GP

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 4:25 PM ET 8th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)OC ($37K)     Winner: Miss Temple City by T. Bill Syndrome Miss Temple City (Temple City) kept her perfect ... Read More...

2014 Auctions Digest

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A reference to the public sales results for progeny of North America's leading commercial Thoroughbred stallions. Read More...

Eagle pointing to Lecomte Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Eagle, who finished a close, closing third in the Nov. 29 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill, had his first work since shipping to New Orleans when he went an easy half-mile last Friday. Trainer Neil Howard said he is pointing Eagle to the Grade 3, $200,000 Lecomte Stakes here at Fair Grounds on Jan. 17. Read More...

Grand Contender would benefit from surface switch in Diliberto Memorial

DRF | 3 days ago
It has been roughly 20 days since measurable precipitation has fallen at Fair Grounds, a veritable eternity for this racetrack, but with the Friday forecast for a strong chance of significant rainfall, it may be about time to bring back out the old off-the-turf playbook. Read More...

Delaunay may switch to turf for Bonapaw

DRF | 3 days ago
Delaunay, who brilliantly won the Thanksgiving Handicap in his most recent start, could switch from dirt to turf for his next start, trainer Tom Amoss said this week. Read More...

NYTHA Has Plan to Deal With Election Protest

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association board of directors has a four-part plan to address an objection of its November election results by presidential candidate Terry Finely. Read More...

American Pharoah set to resume training in January

DRF | 3 days ago
American Pharoah, the favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile before being sidelined with an injury, is tack walking and will not return to the track to begin training until Jan. 1, his trainer, Bob Baffert, said Wednesday morning. Read More...