Thoroughbred News

Sailing Home back on synthetic in Rushaway Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Sailing Home outran his 24-1 odds when finishing fourth in his turf debut earlier this month at Gulfstream Park – but the race served a higher purpose. Now the colt returns to Polytrack as the horse to beat Saturday in the $100,000 Rushaway Stakes at Turfway Park. Read More...

Grade 1 winner Tamarando retired to stand in California

DRF | 2 days ago
Grade 1 winner Tamarando will enter stud at Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif., for the 2017 breeding season and will stand for an advertised fee of $2,500. Read More...

Hong Kong: Winner’s Way has easier task in Lusitano Challenge Cup

DRF | 2 days ago
Considering the competition Winner’s Way has faced in recent months in Hong Kong, starting as the 131-pound highweight in Sunday’s Lusitano Challenge Cup at Sha Tin racecourse is a relief. Read More...

Conte’s name back up in lights

DRF | 2 days ago
There was a familiar name atop a DRF Tournaments’ feeder leaderboard on Wednesday evening: 2009 Horseplayer of the Year John Conte. Conte won his way into the April 1 one-day qualifier for the Monmouth Pick Your Prize contest. Read More...

Ashleyluvssugar, Texas Ryano clash again in San Luis Rey

DRF | 2 days ago
Ashleyluvssugar and Texas Ryano have met four times in graded stakes since last August, never separated by more than four lengths. Ashleyluvssugar finished in front of his rival in their first three races before Texas Ryano beat Ashleyluvssugar by 3 1/2 lengths in the Grade 2 Hollywood Turf Cup at Del Mar in December. The latest race will be foremost on the minds of bettors analyzing Saturday's Grade 2 San Luis Rey Stakes at 1 1/2 miles on turf at Santa Anita. Read More...

McPeek has two in Bourbonette Oaks

DRF | 2 days ago
On Saturday, in Turfway Park's Grade 3, $100,000 Bourbonette Stakes, trainer Ken McPeek is bringing Awesome Boss and Purely a Dream into the race off last-race efforts on the dirt, although both have at one time raced on the grass. Read More...

Songbird cleared to resume training

DRF | 2 days ago
Songbird has been given the green light to resume serious training at Santa Anita, where the two-time champion filly is stabled with Jerry Hollendorfer. Read More...

Espinoza accepts mount on Arabian star Paddys Day

DRF | 2 days ago
Victor Espinoza, the jockey for Horses of the Year American Pharoah and California Chrome in the last three years, will ride Paddys Day, the 2015 Arabian Horse of the Year, in the $100,000 Sheikha Fatima Darley Awards Stakes at Santa Anita on April 1. Read More...

Weekend Warrior for Saturday, March 25: Picks for Spiral, Bourbonette Oaks, Sunland Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
Parlor and Kitten's Cat are logical win contenders, but I like Soglio in Saturday's Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Horses Training, March 23, 2017 Part 4

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Horses preparing for the 2017 Dubai World Cup Day, including Spirit of Valor (#15 Pink), Washington DC (IRE) (#4 Black), Keen Ice (#8 White) and Quest for More (IRE) (#4 Red). Courtesy of Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Ann Arbor Eddie sidelined with splint-bone injury

DRF | 2 days ago
he two-time stakes winner Ann Arbor Eddie has been sidelined with a splint bone injury. Read More...

O’Neill may run four in Santa Anita Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Doug O'Neill could have as many as four runners in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby on April 8. Read More...

Rampellini: Oaklawn Park horses to watch for week of March 23

DRF | 2 days ago
Mary Rampellini's horses to watch at Oaklawn Park for the week of March 23. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Richard Fahey

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Richard Fahey talks about Ribchester (IRE), who runs in the March 25 Dubai Turf. Courtesy of ClubGodolphin.com Read More...

Dubai Turf: Richard Fahey

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Richard Fahey talks about Ribchester (IRE), who runs in the March 25 Dubai Turf. Courtesy of ClubGodolphin.com Read More...

Zarak prepped and ready for Dubai Turf

DRF | 2 days ago
While he is not the otherworldly beast as was Zarkava, his mother, Zarak has flashed brilliance, and if he puts forth his best effort Saturday night at Meydan, he can win the $6 million Dubai Turf. Read More...

Andrew Hawkins’ Hong Kong selections and analysis for Sunday, March 26, 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
Sha Tin selections and analysis for Sunday, March 26, 2017 Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Florent Geroux – Gun Runner

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jockey Florent Geroux talks about Gun Runner and the anticipated showdown with Arrogate in the Dubai World Cup. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Horses Training, March 23, 2017 Part 3

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Horses preparing for the 2017 Dubai World Cup Day, including Mind Your Biscuits (#2 Gold), Gun Runner (#2 White), Qatar Man (IRE) (#10 Pink), Vettori Kin (BRZ) (#3 Pink), Hopportunity (#5 White), and Neolithic (#12 White). Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Press Conference with Bob Baffert

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert talks about Arrogate and Hopportunity, who run in the March 25 Dubai World Cup Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Horses Training, March 23, 2017 Part 2

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Horses preparing for the 2017 Dubai World Cup Day, including Awardee (#3 White), Lani (#14 White), Ribchester (IRE) (#1 Yellow), and Master Plan (#11 Pink). Courtesy of Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Kitten’s Cat, Parlor Stand Out in Spiral Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Spiral Stakes (G3) at Turfway Park. Read More...

Thoroughbred Incentive Program honors top performers

DRF | 2 days ago
The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Incentive Program, designed to encourage the re-training of off-the-track racehorses, recently announced the winners of its 2016 performance awards program. The awards recognize Thoroughbreds who accumulated points at horse shows in various disciplines. Read More...

Meadowlands: Horses to Watch from March 16 to 18

DRF | 2 days ago
Horses to watch at The Meadowlands from March 16 to 18, 2017. Read More...

Battle-toughened Postponed goes for Sheema Classic repeat

DRF | 2 days ago
Postponed could become the first repeat winner of the $6 million Dubai Sheema Classic on Saturday night at Meydan Racecourse. Could – but not necessarily will. Postponed is the likely favorite in the 1 1/2-mile grass race, but he will have to improve upon his performance three weeks ago at Meydan when he finished second in the Dubai City of Gold. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Horses Training, March 23, 2017 Part 1

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Horses preparing for the 2017 Dubai World Cup Day, including Arrogate (#1 White) and Apollo Kentucky (#4 White) Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Anotador powers to Tampa maiden win

Dialed In chalked up his second maiden special weight winner in as many days on March 22 when Anotador scored by six lengths over the Tampa Bay Downs main track... Read More...

Outside posts compromise favorites in Southern Park Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Nikki My Darling and Ali Blue, who finished one-two in an allowance sprint earlier this month, arguably are the two best Ohio-bred 3-year-old fillies to have raced at Mahoning Valley Race Course this season. But if one of them is to prevail in the $75,000 Southern Park Stakes on Saturday, she will have to be tons the best. Read More...

Mind Your Biscuits Aims to Give Summers First Win

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Chad Summers is hoping his first career win as a trainer comes against some of the world's best with $2 million in prize money on the line. Read More...

Mind Your Biscuits Could Give Summers First Win

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Chad Summers is hoping his first career win as a trainer comes against some of the world's best with $2 million in prize money on the line. Read More...

Look Back: Summer Squall Answers Questions in Jim Beam

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
This week is a recap of the 1990 Jim Beam Stakes (G2) at Turfway Park won by Summer Squall. Following is a recap written by Deidre Biles with the headline "Storm Warning."  Read More...

Hope Floats for Hoppertunity in Dubai World Cup

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
While he is firmly in Arrogate's shadow as the duo readies for their respective runs in the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), Hoppertunity's standing as Bob Baffert's resident bright spot is one that will not be usurped. Read More...

Conquest Mo Money Carries Local Hopes in Sunland Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Conquest Mo Money, an Uncle Mo colt who was purchased for just $8,500, will look to become just the third locally trained horse to win the Sunland Derby (G3). Read More...

Mo Don’t Know Named Ohio Horse of the Year

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Loooch Racing Stables' Mo Dont No walked away from the annual Ohio Awards Banquet with two divisional championships and was also crowned the 2016 Ohio Horse of the Year sponsored by OwnerView.   Read More...

HRRN’s “Equine Forum” Show Moves to SIRIUS 219/XM206

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The "Equine Forum" show on HRRN, which airs every Saturday morning from 8-10 AM ET, has moved to Sirius 219/XM 206 on a permanent basis. Read More...

Yonkers: Horses to watch from Mar. 17 – Mar. 21

DRF | 3 days ago
Horses to watch from Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Horses to watch from Mar. 16 – Mar. 20

DRF | 3 days ago
Horses to watch from Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Highland Reel Among World Cup Day Turf Runners

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A pair of $6 million group I turf races play counterpoint to the group 1, $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline's main refrain on the March 25 World Cup card at Meydan. Read More...

Mo Dont No honored as 2016 Ohio Horse of the Year

DRF | 3 days ago
Mo Dont No, whose 11-race campaign as a 3-year-old produced eight victories and four stakes wins at distances ranging from six furlongs to 1 1/4 miles, was named 2016 Ohio Horse of the Year during the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners dinner last Saturday night in Galloway, Ohio. Read More...

Meadowlands: Friday 3/24 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 3/24 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 3/24 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Friday 3/24 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 3/24 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 3/24 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Suffolk Downs sold to development firm; racing to continue through 2018

DRF | 3 days ago
The owners of Suffolk Downs in East Boston, Mass., have reached an agreement to sell the track and its property to a real-estate development company, but live racing and simulcasting is expected to continue at the track through at least the end of 2018, according to officials. Read More...

Baffert rides the ‘Blue Locomotive’ back to Dubai

DRF | 3 days ago
Bob Baffert has returned to Dubai for the first time since he suffered a heart attack when he was here in 2012. So, what has brought Baffert back this year? A horse that is as serious – well, as serious as a heart attack. Read More...

Denman’s Call a possibility for Count Fleet

DRF | 3 days ago
Denman’s Call, who won the Grade 1 Triple Bend on March 11 at Santa Anita, is being considered for the Grade 3, $400,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap at Oaklawn, trainer Doug O’Neill said Tuesday. The race will be run April 15. Read More...

Fantastic Style retired to become broodmare

DRF | 3 days ago
Fantastic Style, a Grade 2 winner in Southern California who last raced at Oaklawn, has been retired and is to be bred, trainer Doug O’Neill said Tuesday. A 5-year-old mare by Harlan’s Holiday, Fantastic Style won 5 of 12 starts and earned $427,358. Read More...

Voss, Good Night Shirt Elected to Hall of Fame 

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The late trainer Thomas H. Voss and two-time Eclipse Award-winning champion steeplechase horse Good Night Shirt have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Read More...

Iron Fist likely headed to New Orleans Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Iron Fist, who won the $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup last month at Sam Houston, is under consideration for the Grade 2, $400,000 New Orleans Handicap on April 1 at Fair Grounds, said trainer Steve Asmussen. Read More...

Tamarando Retired, Will Stand at Harris Farms

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Tamarando, the 2013 Del Mar Futurity (G1) winner, has been retired from racing and will enter stud this year at Harris Farms for $2,500 live foal. Read More...

Beasley has surgery to remove ankle chip

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Mark Hennig reported that his promising 3-year-old Beasley underwent successful surgery on Monday to remove an ankle chip diagnosed following his fifth-place finish in the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby. Read More...