Thoroughbred News

Forteen juveniles breeze a furlong in 10 seconds for OBS sale

DRF | 2 days ago
It was crowded at the top during the final session of the under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training on Saturday, with 13 horses tying for the fastest time for an eighth of a mile in 10 seconds flat. Read More...

Hong Kong selections for Sunday, April 23, 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
Sha Tin selections for Sunday, April 23 Read More...

Call To Mind Delivers Late Birthday Gift to The Queen

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
From the breadth of the Queen’s smile in the winner’s enclosure following the race, she didn't care that the Call To Mind gift was a day tardy.  Read More...

Colt by Run Away and Hide, Tapizar and Violence fastest at Spring Sale’s final Under Tack Session

OBS Sales | 2 days ago
Colts by Run Away and Hide, Tapizar and Violence sped quarters in :20 3/5 to share honors for the the fastest works at the distance at the sixth and final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ … Read More...

Meadowlands: Hannelore Hanover, Huntsville lead star-studded qualifiers

DRF | 2 days ago
The sun may not have been shining, but many of the sport's stars absolutely sparkled on a action-packed Saturday morning (April 22) at the Meadowlands, as seven Dan Patch Award winners demonstrated it is stakes season, and they are prepared to pick up exactly where they left off prior to their winter vacations. Read More...

NYRA Set to Launch Long-Distance Turf Bonus Program

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The New York Racing Association has announced a long-distance turf bonus program for the upcoming 2017 Belmont Park spring/summer meet. Read More...

NYRA Launches Long-Distance Turf Bonus Program

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The New York Racing Association has announced a long-distance turf bonus program for the upcoming 2017 Belmont Park spring/summer meet. Read More...

Dabyah, Barney Roy will contend for spots in two May classics

DRF | 2 days ago
Dabyah and Barney Roy won Group 3 sprint stakes for 3-year-olds at Newbury Racecourse in England on Saturday to move into contention for starts in May's classic races: the French 1000 Guineas and English 2000 Guineas. Read More...

Lights of Medina earns Black-Eyed Susan berth by winning Weber City Miss

DRF | 2 days ago
Lights of Medina, under Feargal Lynch, ran by the pacesetting Forever Liesl inside the sixteenth pole to win Saturday’s $125,000 Weber City Miss Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by two lengths at Laurel Park. The Weber Miss is designated by the Maryland Jockey Club as a Win and You’re In race for the Grade 2, $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan at Pimlico on May 19. Read More...

Secretary At War outlasts Frostmourne in Woodhaven

DRF | 2 days ago
Secretary At War showed grace under fire as he repelled a serious attack from the stakes-winning Frostmourne to win Saturday’s $100,000 Woodhaven Stakes by a half-length at showery Aqueduct. Read More...

Aquamarine a worthy Keeneland allowance winner

Gemologist's 3-year-old colt Aquamarine made his first start for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas April 22 at Keeneland and came away a half-length winner... Read More...

Cloud Computing to Bypass KY Derby, Point for Preakness

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Cloud Computing, the third-place finisher in the April 8 Wood Memorial Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G2), has been removed from contention for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) and will point to the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1). Read More...

Cool Arrow strikes in Robert Hilton Memorial S.

Into Mischief's multiple stakes winner Cool Arrow added more black type to his resume with a 3... Read More...

Sparkling show for Shackleford colt at Keeneland

Meantime rolled to a 7 1/2-length maiden special weight win April 22 at Keeneland in the two-turn debut for the 3-year-old Shackleford colt... Read More...

Bodemeister filly blazes the way over Santa Anita turf

Kenda stormed home over the Santa Anita Park turf course stretch to break her maiden by 1 1/2-lengths on April 21.... Read More...

Battalion Runner works for Derby, Cloud Computing for Preakness

DRF | 2 days ago
Battalion Runner and Cloud Computing, the second- and third-place finishers behind Irish War Cry in the Grade 2 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on April 8, both put in workouts Saturday over the training track at Belmont Park in preparation for different Triple Crown races. Read More...

Overdriven colt scores in debut on Santa Anita Park turf

Arms Runner won at first asking at Santa Anita Park on April 20, taking a 6 1/2-furlong downhill turf course maiden special weight contest by a half-length... Read More...

Gormley Works Smartly at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The clocker's stopwatch at the top of the Santa Anita Park grandstand may have shown 1:15 4/5 for Gormley's six-furlong workout April 22, but the slow time doesn't tell the whole story. Read More...

Champions Songbird, Finest City put in works

DRF | 2 days ago
Songbird, the two-time champion filly, is likely to have her first start of 2017 in early June, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said on Saturday. Read More...

Gormley, Battle of Midway drill for Kentucky Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
Gormley and Battle of Midway, the first two finishers in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby on April 8, worked independently at Santa Anita on Saturday in advance of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6. Read More...

Reach the World breaks down in work, euthanized at 3

DRF | 3 days ago
Reach the World, fourth in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby on April 8, was euthanized on Saturday after suffering severe injuries to his right foreleg in a workout at Santa Anita. Read More...

Reach the World Euthanized After Training Injury

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Reach the World, who was pointing toward runs in the Preakness Stakes (G1) and Belmont Stakes (G1), was euthanized after sustaining an injury during training April 22, according to Don Alberto Stable racing manager Fernando Diaz-Valdes. Read More...

Catalog for Barretts May sale now online

DRF | 3 days ago
The catalog for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training is now online, with 70 horses on offer. Read More...

King: Laurel Park pick four for Saturday, April 22

DRF | 3 days ago
Fans of turf racing and multirace wagers get the best of both worlds with the late pick four at Laurel on Saturday, with the card’s final four races that make up the pick-four sequence all offering large fields of horses racing on the grass. Now, let’s hope the weather will cooperate. Read More...

Saturday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Roll Tide Roll can get back on track for Chris Englehart

DRF | 3 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Saturday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Finest City, Songbird Work Toward Spring Starts

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
After a speedier-than-designed half-mile workout April 22 at Santa Anita Park, trainer Ian Kruljac said champion female sprinter Finest City will almost surely head to the May 6 Humana Distaff (G1) at Churchill Downs for her next race. Read More...

Finest City, Songbird Drill Toward Spring Starts

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
After a speedier-than-designed half-mile workout April 22 at Santa Anita Park, trainer Ian Kruljac said champion female sprinter Finest City will almost surely head to the May 6 Humana Distaff (G1) at Churchill Downs for her next race. Read More...

Weekend Stakes Rundown: a Classic, a Derby, and More

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. This week we have big stakes cards at Charles Town and Laurel Park, a pair of graded stakes at Santa Anita Park, and more. Read More...

Peck: Keeneland pick four for Saturday, April 22

DRF | 3 days ago
Saturday's late pick four at Keeneland is a typically playable sequence, with the opening leg seemingly the most manageable. Hopefully, anyway ... Read More...

Peck: Pick four for Charles Town Classic card

DRF | 3 days ago
The Grade 2 Charles Town Classic is the centerpiece of Charles Town’s Saturday card (and meet), with Stanford the 8-5 morning-line favorite. But if you can beat him – and that's what this ticket will try to do – the value will be there. Read More...

Yonkers: Missile J the one to beat in $529,000 Levy Final

DRF | 3 days ago
While the morning line might have you believe otherwise, the $529,000 George Morton Levy Final for older pacers at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night goes through Missile J. Read More...

Meadowlands: Tuonoblu Rex triumphant in initial start of 2017

DRF | 3 days ago
Tuonoblu Rex, who won a Grade 3 race at Paris's Vincennes Racecourse as a 3-year-old, made both his 5-year-old and North America debut a winning one after an impressive first-over move carried him to a 1:52 1/5 score in the $20,000 preferred trot Friday night at the Meadowlands. Read More...

Unbridled Mo Finds More in Doubledogdare Stakes

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
After making her connections sweat, Unbridled Mo allowed them to celebrate as the 4-year-old bay filly turned back Power of Snunner in the lane en route to taking the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare Stakes (G3) by three-quarters of a length. Read More...

Unbridled Mo outruns Power of Snunner in Doubledogdare

DRF | 3 days ago
Unbridled Mo, confidently ridden by jockey John Velazquez, turned back a sustained run from Power of Snunner in the final furlong to prevail amid a field of just four fillies and mares in the Friday feature, the Grade 3, $100,000 Doubledogdare Stakes Read More...

Into Mischief Colt Fires in OBS Quarter-Mile

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The fifth under tack session for the OBS spring 2-year-olds in training sale saw four horses post eighth-mile works in :10 flat and an Into Mischief colt getting a quarter-mile in :20 3/5. Read More...

Classic Rock rallies to victory in Roar Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
It was all in the family Friday at Gulfstream Park where jockey Michael Ritvo rode Classic Rock to an easy and popular four-length victory in the $75,000 Roar Stakes for his mother, trainer Kathy Ritvo. Read More...

Sharp Horsemen Bred Derby Contender Always Dreaming

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Mike Ryan and Gerry Dilger's instincts were dead-on, and resulted in Santa Rosa's second grade 1 winner, Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) victor Always Dreaming. Read More...

Washington Summer Sale Scheduled for August

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association’s annual summer sale will be Tuesday, August 22, at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion located on the grounds of the beautiful Emerald Downs near Seattle. Read More...

Into Mischief colt fastest at Spring Sale’s fifth Under Tack session

OBS Sales | 3 days ago
Hip No. 848, a bay colt by Into Mischief consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC worked a quarter in :20 3/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the fifth session of the Under Tack Show for … Read More...

OBS Spring: Into Mischief colt has fastest quarter-mile breeze

DRF | 3 days ago
An Into Mischief colt took the spotlight during Friday’s session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training sale’s under-tack show, breezing a quarter-mile in 20 3/5 seconds. Read More...

Paradise Woods ‘Beautiful’ in Penultimate Oaks Move

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
"Beautiful" is how Mandella described the April 21 work of Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) contender Paradise Woods, who went four furlongs in :47 3/5 Friday at Santa Anita Park in her penultimate exercise for the May 5 test. Read More...

Paradise Woods Has Penultimate Oaks Move

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
"Beautiful" is how Mandella described the April 21 work of Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) contender Paradise Woods, who went four furlongs in :47 3/5 Friday at Santa Anita Park in her penultimate exercise for the May 5 test. Read More...

Skeleton crew assembled for Siren Lure Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
The $75,000 Siren Lure Stakes on Sunday at Santa Anita is down to four starters, but it's always a good show when the veteran Ambitious Brew is in the field. Read More...

Bode Miller Buys Interest in Fast and Accurate

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller has purchased an interest in Kendall Hansen’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) hopeful Fast and Accurate, it was announced April 21. Read More...

Purses bumped to $90,000 for turf marathons at Belmont

DRF | 3 days ago
Looking to take advantage of a growing interest in turf racing and a lack of races run at marathon distances on that surface, the New York Racing Association will increase purses for turf races at 10 furlongs or farther to $90,000 at the Belmont spring-summer meet Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 4/24 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 4/24 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Shagaf makes long-awaited return in allowance

DRF | 3 days ago
Shagaf, winner of the 2016 Gotham Stakes, returns from a near-year layoff in a third-level allowance race Sunday at Aqueduct. It will be Shagaf's first start since he was eased while finishing last in the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Gold for the King needs running shoes in Times Square

DRF | 3 days ago
Gold for the King, a multiple-stakes-winning 2-year-old in 2016, makes his 3-year-old debut in a strong renewal of the $100,000 Times Square Division of the New York Stallion Series Sunday at Aqueduct. Read More...

Mohawk: Monday 4/24 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 4/24 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Hovdey: Tepin’s sum greater than her numbers

DRF | 3 days ago
In a stretch of 13 races, beginning in March 2015 and ending in September 2016, the Thoroughbred racehorse known as Tepin finished first 11 times and second twice. Such cold, hard numbers would make for a handsome benediction now that Tepin has strolled off into the sunset, but this grand mare was so much more than a collection of statistics. Read More...