Thoroughbred News

High-Risk Gamble with Fiesolana Pays Off

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
The Niarchos family's mare gets the chance to prove she is not only of group I caliber but a champion as well in the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT). Read More...

High-Risk Gamble with Fiesolana Pays Off

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
The Niarchos family's mare gets the chance to prove she is not only of group I caliber but a champion as well in the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT). Read More...

Drug Tests Help Protect Integrity of California Horse Racing

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
With big names like California Chrome, Bayern, and Shared Belief taking the field for the Breeder’s Cup Classic, taking place at California's Santa Anita Park on Nov. 1, it’s a safe bet that drug testing in American horse racing will be an ongoing topic. Read More...

Drug Tests Help Protect Integrity of California Horse Racing

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
With big names like California Chrome, Bayern, and Shared Belief taking the field for the Breeder’s Cup Classic, taking place at California's Santa Anita Park on Nov. 1, it’s a safe bet that drug testing in American horse racing will be an ongoing topic. Read More...

Regally Ready wins third straight stakes

More Than Ready’s ultra-classy Regally Ready showed his style once again in Thursday’s $75,000 Big Bear S. at Santa Anita, winning by a half-length for his third consecutive stakes score... Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 11/1 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Saturday 11/1 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Balmoral: Saturday 11/1 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Saturday 11/1 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 11/1 analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Saturday 11/1 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Vernon: Saturday 11/1 Analysis

DRF | 1 day ago
James Witherite's analysis of the Saturday 11/1 card at Vernon Downs. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Picks: Day 1

Win, place and show selections for Friday’s Breeders’ Cup races at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Young Trainer Set to Grow His Standing

Chad Brown has built a powerhouse stable that will be showcased when he sends out 11 starters in the 13-race Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday and Saturday. Read More...

TimeformUS Breeders’ Cup Preview: Distaff

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
TimeformUS Breeders' Cup Preview: Can Close Hatches revert to form in the Distaff? Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Turf racing winding down

DRF | 1 day ago
Turf racing ends for the season this weekend. There is lots of rain in the forecast for Friday, and lane 1 will be used if the proceedings remain on the grass. Read More...

Regally Ready takes Big Bear Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Regally Ready extended his streak of stakes wins to three races in Thursday’s $80,700 Big Bear Stakes at Santa Anita, the ninth career stakes win for the 7-year-old gelding. Read More...

For Joe Rocco Jr., It’s All About the Horse

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Jockey Joe Rocco Jr. has found that one drawback in being a jockey is that he doesn't spend as much time with the horses as he would like. Read More...

Top Decile Under Radar for Juvenile Fillies

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Top Decile didn't win the Darley Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland in early October, but she raced well enough to capture second and earn a trip to California for the Nov. 1 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Read More...

Smart Strike Filly Closes Fast in Down-the-Hill Maiden

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:57 PM ET 6th at SAX (Santa Anita)Msw ($56K)     Winner: Jaded Glory by Smart Strike Jaded Glory (f, 2, Smart Strike) explodes late to win first ou... Read More...

BC 2014: Hardest Core and Jody Petty

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Jody Petty, exercise rider for 2014 Arlington Million winner Hardest Core, talks about the gelding's training regimen and journey to this year's Breeders' Cup. Read More...

Record Gross at Tattersalls Autumn Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Tattersalls Autumn horses in training sale concluded Oct. 30 with a record gross and strong increases in average and gross prices. Read More...

Asmussen Aims to Make Untapable Feel at Home

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Recalling the strides Untapable made -- and top races she delivered -- during an extended stay at Fair Grounds, trainer Steve Asmussen shipped the top 3-year-old filly early to Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Paulassilverlining Reigns Over Tempted Field

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Two-year-old fillies will attempt to get a mile and valuable black type in the grade III Tempted Stakes, with the field being led by grade II winner Paulassilverlining and stakes winner Harlan's Honor. Read More...

Arvizu, Others Recognized by Chaplaincy

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Jockey Rodolfo Arvizu, who assisted fellow rider Anne Von Rosen after a racing accident earlier this year at Turf Paradise, was presented with the 2014 White Horse Award by the Race Track Chaplaincy of America Oct. 30. Read More...

Leading Edge Heads Princess Elizabeth

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Chiefswood Stable's homebred Leading Edge, a daughter of Tapit out of a grade II winner, heads Woodbine's Princess Elizabeth Stakes Nov. 2. The $250,000 race is Canadian-foaled fillies at 1 1/16 miles. Read More...

Santa Anita Confident in New Dirt Surface

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
As Santa Anita Park prepares to host the Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 31-Nov. 1, track management is confident its new dirt surface will perform well and safely. Read More...

Sire Tapit Closing in on Record Season

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Leading North American sire Tapit has piled up impressive numbers this season and, as you might expect, his progeny figure prominently in the weekend's Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup News Update for Oct 30, 2014

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Claire Novak provides updates on Shared Belief, Rich Tapestry, and Art Sherman's thoughts on the contenders for Horse of the Year. Read More...

The Haiku Handicapper: 2014 Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 1 day ago
DRF Breeding staff writer Joe Nevills analyzes each race of the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. Read More...

Indiana Completes Drug Sample Testing Backlog

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission announced Oct. 30 that the backlog of its drug testing samples is cleared and testing current at its Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse race meet at Indiana Grand. Read More...

King: How I’d play BC Distaff/Classic double

DRF | 1 day ago
If you’re a fan of the Kentucky Oaks/Derby double offered every year at Churchill Downs, chances are you’ll like the Distaff/Classic double on tap for the Breeders’ Cup this Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita. It offers the chance to play the two biggest races each day and, in addition to the potential for a decent payoff, the lure of connecting on two such prestigious races. Read More...

Northern Cal Trainers On Cup’s Center Stage

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
As unlikely as it seems, a couple of grizzled bantamweights from Northern California are playing the heavyweights as their respective 3-year-olds approach the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 1. Read More...

Frat Brothers Team Up on Lawn Ranger

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The good old college days continue for Ken McPeek and Rusty Jones, whose Lawn Ranger goes in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, and adds to their success with graded stakes winners such as My Baby Baby, War Dancer, and Pure Fun Read More...

Litfin’s preview: Scarly Charly takes on youngsters

DRF | 1 day ago
Since relocating to New York from Southern California, Scarly Charly has run four times, all for Mike Hushion, and he has posted Beyer Figures of 96 or 97 on three occasions. Read More...

Clocker: Impressions of Saturday BC contenders

DRF | 1 day ago
The first local appearance by Shared Belief was the highlight of Thursday morning’s training activity at Santa Anita, a session that also included a sharp blowout by Sprint contender Rich Tapestry and the opening of the unique downhill turf course for the only time this week. Read More...

Beyer: Shared Belief gets nod despite short price

DRF | 1 day ago
Like most of the 13 Breeders’ Cup events Friday and Saturday, the Classic is a competitive race, a challenging puzzle for handicappers. Read More...

Tapit Colt Romps on Stretch Out

TDN | 1 day ago
Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014 3:47 PM ET 1st at AQU (Aqueduct)Msw ($60K)     Winner: Frosted by Tapit Sheikh Mohammed homebred Frosted (c, 2, Tapit) graduates third out in salty ... Read More...

Closing day highlighted by four statebred stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
Indiana Grand celebrates closing day of the 2014 season with four stakes for Indiana-bred horses. Read More...

Haskin Friday Longshot Plays

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Let's start by saying that this year's Breeders' Cup is one of the toughest to handicap in many years, with deep, wide-open fields, none of which, except perhaps one, have a clear-cut favorite that stands far above the others Read More...

Baffert Hopes Luck Turns with One Lucky Dane

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Dual champion Lookin At Lucky has two colts from his first crop in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, and trainer Bob Baffert, who lost favorite American Pharoah from the race, hopes One Lucky Dane can fill the void. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies wagering strategy

DRF | 2 days ago
DRF's Jim Dunleavy provides insight on how to wager on the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup to Honor Top Jockey

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Breeders' Cup will again present the most outstanding jockey of the Breeders' Cup World Championships with the Bill Shoemaker Award based on competition in the 13 races Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf wagering strategy

DRF | 2 days ago
The full field for the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf is such a well-matched group that it’s difficult to narrow the options down to just a handful of runners. There are 10 stakes winners entered, and of them, seven have accounted for group or graded races. In addition, eight entrants last raced in Europe. It makes for a tough handicapping assignment, but the tradeoff is price. Below is one breakdown on the chief players for the one-mile turf race. Read More...

“Paddock Cafe”

Michael Compton | 2 days ago
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Atktabantay Out of BC Juvenile Turf

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Aktabantay has been scratched out of the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) due to a stress fracture of right rear caused by kicking stall, according to Breeders' Cup officials. Read More...

Aktabantay Out of BC Juvenile Turf

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Aktabantay has been scratched out of the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) due to a stress fracture of right rear caused by kicking stall, according to Breeders' Cup officials. Read More...

Aktabantay Knocked Out of BC Juvenile Turf

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Aktabantay has been scratched out of the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) due to a stress fracture of his right rear leg caused by kicking his stall, according to Breeders' Cup officials. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile wagering strategy

DRF | 2 days ago
DRF handicapper Dave Litfin gives his insight on how to bet the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. Read More...

Sprint Wins Come From Every Post Position

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
At only six furlongs, the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) raises more questions regarding post positions than do many of the longer races. Yet historically Sprint wins have been scattered throughout the starting gate. Read More...

Aktabantay scratched from Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

DRF | 2 days ago
Aktabantay is out of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf after suffering a foot injury, trainer Hugo Palmer announced. Read More...

McKinzie, Unick Had a Shared Belief in Creating $1 Million Bonus

There’s a lot on the line for morning-line favorite Shared Belief in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park. For starters, there is the Candy Ride’s gelding’s perfect record of seven... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Distaff wagering strategy

DRF | 2 days ago
Clearly, any discussion of the 2014 running of Friday's Breeders' Cup Distaff has to revolve around impressions of Untapable, who will go into the gate as the favorite. Read More...