Thoroughbred News

Curlin’s Progeny Thriving at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
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The Waiting Room: Lady Eli Battling Laminitis

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Digesting the news of star filly's battle with laminitis. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 7/29 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 2 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 7/29 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Belmont Park benefits from longer meet, Triple Crown

DRF | 2 days ago
An extra week of racing, terrific weather, and the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years helped the New York Racing Association post gains in total handle at the recently concluded Belmont spring-summer meet. Read More...

Went the Day Well to Stand in Uruguay

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Son of Proud Citizen was fourth in the 2012 Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Robertson denies drug charge

DRF | 2 days ago
McLean Robertson, a leading trainer at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., has been suspended by the track stewards for 90 days after a horse he trained tested positive for methamphetamine, but the track itself issued a statement contending that they did not believe the positive was a result of a deliberate drugging of the horse. Read More...

Solow heavy favorite in Sussex Mile

DRF | 2 days ago
Solow will be a short-priced favorite to extend his winning streak to eight races in Wednesday’s $1.56 million Sussex Stakes at Goodwood Racecourse in England after a weekend of rain caused Gleneagles to be kept out of the entries by trainer Aidan O’Brien. Read More...

Bergman: Mission Brief brings intrigue to 2015 Hambletonian

DRF | 2 days ago
The $1 million answer was received late Sunday and it was all good news for the trotting sport. Last year’s phenomenal trotting filly Mission Brief has taken the long road to regaining her spectacular form. Following Sunday’s 1:51 4/5 victory in the Dr. Harry Zweig Memorial filly division, it became clear to many, including her trainer Ron Burke, that the daughter of Mission Hill was ready to battle Jimmy Takter’s boys in the $1 million 90th edition of the Hambletonian on August 8 at the Meadowlands. Read More...

Judy the Beauty tops short field in Honorable Miss

DRF | 2 days ago
Wesley Ward brought the champion female sprinter Judy the Beauty back to the races this year primarily because the Breeders’ Cup is at Keeneland, where the 6-year-old mare has trained and excelled throughout her career. Read More...

Louisiana Race Fixing Case Latest Black Mark On Sport’s Integrity

If Billy Patin, Joseph Patin Jr. and LeSean Conyers are found guilty of attempting to fix a June 19 horse race at Evangeline Downs in Louisiana, they should pay a heavy price, both in the criminal... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

After Long Battle, Amoss Accepts Drug Ruling

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer gets 45 days for 2011 positive in Indiana. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 7/28 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Tuesday Afternoon 7/28 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Mohawk: Tuesday 7/28 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Tuesday 7/28 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Magna Light’s connections file appeal of Sanford disqualification

DRF | 2 days ago
The connections of Magna Light have appealed the Saratoga track stewards’ decision to disqualify that horse from first place in Saturday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Sanford Stakes. Read More...

Meth Cases: Zero-Tolerance Rules Impractical?

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Drug positives for trace amounts raise questions. Read More...

Lexie Lou nearing return

DRF | 2 days ago
2014 Canadian Horse of the Year and Queen’s Plate winner Lexie Lou is nearing a return to racing at Woodbine. Lexie Lou has not raced since finishing second in the Grade 2 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita on Jan 17. Read More...

Reports of Mares Bred Due by Aug. 1.

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Jockey Club is reminding stallion managers to submit their Reports of Mares Bred for the 2015 breeding season by Aug. 1. Read More...

Pick six carryover at Del Mar could swell to $3 million

DRF | 2 days ago
The pick six is being resuscitated this summer at Del Mar, where the second two-day carryover of the summer meet is likely to generate a massive pool that exceeds $3 million on Wednesday. The pick six was not hit Saturday or Sunday; the carryover into Wednesday is $562,765. Read More...

French Bloodstock Agent Moquet Dies at Age 46

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
French bloodstock agent Jean-Marc Moquet died July 24 at his home in France at age 46. Read More...

F-T Moves Midlantic December Sale to 2016

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Fasig-Tipton is moving its 2015 December sale into the new year. The company's Midlantic division will conduct its mixed auction in Timonium, Md., Jan. 31, 2016. Read More...

Galina Point, London Tower square off again in Eternal Search Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
The steady Galina Point should be a major player in Wednesday night’s $125,000 Eternal Search Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile event for Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies at Woodbine. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton changes date of Midlantic December mixed sale

DRF | 2 days ago
The upcoming Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December mixed sale has been rescheduled for Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Read More...

Harness: Hambletonian Oaks lures 16 fillies

DRF | 2 days ago
Sixteen fillies entered today (Monday) for the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, the filly division of the Hambletonian. Hambletonian week kicks off on Aug. 1 with two $35,000 eliminations to narrow the field to 10 for the $500,000 Oaks Final on Hambletonian Day, Sat., Aug. 8, at The Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ. Read More...

Spectrus will try to move forward in Wednesday feature

DRF | 2 days ago
Spectrus will appreciate the easier company when he runs in a $25,000 optional-claiming race Wednesday evening at Northlands Park. The one-mile race for 3-year-olds and up drew eight horses and goes as the seventh race. Read More...

Monmouth gets spruced up for visit from Pharoah

DRF | 2 days ago
Haskell Day is always the high point of the Monmouth Park season. But this year is different. Way different. Read More...

Trip Notes for July 25-26: Sanford, Diana, Bing Crosby, CCA Oaks, and more…

DRF | 3 days ago
Trip Notes for July 25-26: Sanford, Diana, Bing Crosby, CCA Oaks, and more by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

My Heart Goes On prevails in Angie C.

DRF | 3 days ago
My Heart Goes On ran her record to 2 for 2 with a hard-fought victory Sunday in the $45,000 Angie C. Stakes at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Weewinnin leads throughout California Dreamin’

DRF | 3 days ago
There was no sneaking up on Weewinnin in Sunday’s $151,000 California Dreamin’ Handicap at Del Mar. Racing without blinkers for the first time, Weewinnin led throughout the turf race for California-breds and held off a group of closers to win by a neck over 8-5 favorite Rock Me Baby. Read More...

Wild Dude rallies to win Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Stakes

OBS Sales | 3 days ago
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and Green Smith’s Wild Dude relaxed off the early pace in Sunday’s $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) at Del Mar, but came running in the stretch, charged past odds-on favorite Masochistic in the final yards and captured his first … Read More...

Wild Dude scores upset in Bing Crosby

DRF | 3 days ago
Wild Dude showed erratic form in the first six months of the year, winning once in five starts, all in graded stakes in California and New York. In Sunday’s $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar, Wild Dude delivered his best performance of the year at a key moment. Read More...

Redstart wins maiden in Queen City Oaks

DRF | 3 days ago
Redstart, a maiden racing beyond six furlongs for the first time, relished the 1 1/8-mile distance to easily win Sunday’s $75,000 Queen City Oaks for Ohio-bred 3-year-old fillies at Belterra Park. Read More...

Storm Warrior wins Rio Grande Senor Futurity

DRF | 3 days ago
Storm Warrior remained undefeated in three starts by running down 6-5 favorite Diabolical King in Sunday’s $194,672 Rio Grande Senor Futurity for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Wild Dude Stuns Masochistic in Bing Crosby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Wild Dude played the role of upsetter in the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar July 26, wearing down heavy favorite Masochistic late to win by about 1 1/4 lengths. Read More...

Gates opened too early in Del Mar race

DRF | 3 days ago
Admiral Jaxon, a 3-1 shot, was declared a nonstarter from the third race at Del Mar on Sunday after the race began while an assistant starter was guiding the gelding into the starting gate. Read More...

Track Defends Trainer Suspended for Positive

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
In an unusual development, Canterbury Park has come to the defense of top trainer McLean Robertson, who was suspended for 90 days and fined $2,000 by the Minnesota Racing Commission for a positive test for a Class 1 drug. Read More...

Harness: Mission Brief headed to the Hambletonian

DRF | 3 days ago
When the field is drawn Monday morning for the Hambletonian Oaks, Mission Brief’s name won’t be among the entries. On Sunday night, trainer Ron Burke confirmed to the Meadowlands Racetrack that his star 3-year-old filly will take on the boys in the 90th Hambletonian on Saturday, August 8th. Read More...

Curalina wins Coaching Club American Oaks by DQ

DRF | 3 days ago
For the second consecutive day, the result of a graded stakes at Saratoga was decided in the stewards’ stand. For the second consecutive day, trainer Todd Pletcher was the beneficiary of that decision. Read More...

Curalina Gets CCA Oaks After ‘Chatterbox’ DQ

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' Curalina secured her second straight grade I victory July 26, but this one came via disqualification in the $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Isabella Sings scores game win in Little Silver S.

Isabella Sings, Eskendereya’s first winner as a sire in 2014, got her first stakes win on Sunday with a front-running, three-quarter length win in the $60,000 Little Silver S... Read More...

DRF Plus handicapping reports for Monday, July 27

DRF | 3 days ago
Download DRF Plus handicapping reports for Monday's races, including DRF Bets GamePlan, the Positive ROI Report, and Key Race Report. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from July 20 – July 22

DRF | 3 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Northfield, Hooseir, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from July 22 – July 23

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

Im A Moon Quest Upsets Zia Futurity

Im A Moon Quest, a $42,000 buy at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale, paid dividends to his connections with his upset victory in Sunday’s $379,896 Zia Futurity (RG1) at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Mohawk: Monday 7/27 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 7/27 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Isabella Sings, Stormy Regatta win Little Silver divisions

DRF | 3 days ago
When the gates opened for the second division of the Little Silver Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday, Abel Castellano Jr. took a light hold of Isabella Sings, but it appeared that the riders of the second-, third-, and fourth-place runners wanted nothing to do with the lead. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 7/27 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Monday 7/27 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Eskendereya colt gets first stakes win in $125,000 Toronto Cup

Conquest Pacemaker sprung out of the gate on top and never looked back en route to a 1 ½-length score in the $125,000 Toronto Cup... Read More...

Ageless Takes Royal North in Record Time

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Lael Stables' Ageless ran down front-runner Leigh Court in the stretch and won the Royal North Stakes (Can-IIIT) in course-record time July 26 at Woodbine. Read More...

Ageless sets track record in Royal North

DRF | 3 days ago
The imposing Maryland shipper Ageless ($3.40) lowered the six-furlong course record when capturing the Grade 3 Royal North Stakes for the second year in a row at Woodbine on Sunday. Read More...

Vernon: Mission Brief, Pinkman take Zweig Memorials

DRF | 3 days ago
The road hasn’t been easy for Mission Brief, but she officially stamped herself as a force to be reckoned with by winning Sunday’s $185,000 Zweig for 3-year-old fillies on the trot at Vernon Downs. A possible candidate to face the boys in the Hambletonian on August 8 at the Meadowlands, she stole the show from Pinkman, who captured the $370,000 open division. Read More...