Thoroughbred News

OBS Sales Calendar

OBS Sales | 2 days ago
View the 2016 and 2017 sales calendar (.pdf) 2016 WINTER MIXED SALE Including Horses of Racing Age Section January 27 – 28, 2016 Under Tack: January 25 (Monday) MARCH SALE OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING March 15 -16, 2016 Under Tack: … Read More...

Stryker Phd Star of Washington Cup Day

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jim and Mona Hour's Stryker Phd provided the exclamation point to a memorable Washington Cup day for trainers Larry and Sharon Ross Aug. 28 at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Theory drops out of Hopeful

DRF | 2 days ago
The complexion of next Monday's Grade 1 Hopeful at Saratoga changed dramatically over the weekend with the news that Theory, arguably the most impressive debut-winning 2-year-old male at the meet, would not run the remainder of the year due to a physical issue. Read More...

Weaver looks to end stakes drought in P.G. Johnson Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer George Weaver is 0 for 9 in stakes at the Saratoga meet. He will try to rectify that Thursday when he runs Majestic Bonnie in the $100,000 P.G. Johnson Stakes for juvenile fillies at 1 1/16 miles on turf. Read More...

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Nyquist to remain at San Luis Rey Downs until Pennsylvania Derby

DRF | 2 days ago
Nyquist, the Kentucky Derby winner and champion 2-year-old of 2015, is likely to remain at the San Luis Rey Downs training center until his next scheduled start, the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx on Sept. 24. Read More...

Atta Boy Roy Gets First Black-Type Winner

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Washington-based stallion Atta Boy Roy joined the ranks of freshman sires with first black-type winners Aug. 28 when Risque's Legacy went gate to wire to capture the Washington Cup Two-Year-Old Filly Stakes on Washington Cup Day at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Strong business figures for stacked Travers card

DRF | 2 days ago
All-sources handle for Saturday's Travers card at Saratoga was $45,596,366, the second-highest in history. Read More...

Belvoir, Gold Rush Dancer hitting their stride

DRF | 2 days ago
In May, Gold Rush Dancer gave trainer Vann Belvoir his first six-figure stakes win in the $100,450 Silky Sullivan Stakes at Golden Gate Fields. Sunday, Gold Rush Dancer will try to improve what is looking like Belvoir's best year ever with a win in the $250,000 Del Mar Derby. Read More...

Bar of Gold to try synthetic in Presque Isle Masters

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer John Kimmel is targeting the Grade 2 Presque Isle Masters on Sept. 19 for Bar of Gold. The $400,000 Masters is a 6 1/2-furlong sprint over Tapeta. It will be Bar of Gold's first start over a synthetic surface. Read More...

Allowance, strong maiden race top Thursday card

DRF | 2 days ago
The nominal feature of the eight-race Thursday card at Ellis Park is a $39,000 allowance at 6 1/2 furlongs (race 6), but perhaps the most interesting race directly follows as the seventh. Read More...

Four $350,000 stakes on tap for opening day

DRF | 2 days ago
Big fields are expected in the four stakes and all the overnight races that will open the eagerly awaited Kentucky Downs meet Saturday. The four opening-day stakes, each worth $350,000, are the Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf, Turf Sprint, Juvenile, and Juvenile Fillies. Read More...

Florida Sire Stakes winners back for Round 2

DRF | 2 days ago
One of the highlights of the Gulfstream Park summer meet is on tap for Saturday when the second leg of the Florida Sire Stakes series is run at the south Florida track. As usual, many of the top finishers in each division of the first leg of the series Aug. 6 are expected back in the four Saturday races. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 8/30 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Tuesday Afternoon 8/30 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Mohawk: Tuesday 8/30 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Tuesday 8/30 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Drefong’s Win a Boost for Machmer Hall

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Though horses bred by Machmer Hall finished second in graded stakes over the weekend, it was Drefong's King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) victory that the farm's connections found most exciting. Read More...

Six stakes on Canadian Millions Sales Stakes Day card

DRF | 2 days ago
Woodbine's Wednesday night card marks the fourth annual Canadian Millions Sales Stakes Day, with six stakes races worth $900,000 scheduled for graduates of the local yearling sale. In all, $1 million in purses will be available over the eight-race card. Read More...

Guzzi wins free entry into BCBC

DRF | 2 days ago
Bernard Guzzi finished first in a field of 5,000 entries to win a seat to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge in the first-ever BCQualify free roll hosted by DRF Tournaments on Sunday. Guzzi, an unfamiliar name in the contest world, has yet to accrue any points in a National Handicapping Championship Tour event this year and remains an unknown quantity. Read More...

Six winners in 29 days for Smart Missile

Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago
Last season's Champion First Season Sire Smart Missile has kept up his good work in the first month of 2016/17 with six new winners since 1 August... Read More...

Monmouth Gets Donation, Alters Shipper Policy

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Monmouth Park said it has received an anonymous contribution of $60,000 for its racehorse aftercare program, and thus will end a policy of charging $1,000 per horse that leaves the grounds to race at Suffolk Downs and then returns. Read More...

Trip Notes for August 27-28: Travers, Sword Dancer, Personal Ensign

DRF | 2 days ago
Trip Notes by Michael Hammersly for stakes races on August 27-28, featuring the Travers, Sword Dancer, Personal Ensign. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends for Aug. 22 – Aug. 24

DRF | 2 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Northfield, Meadows, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Ontario yearling sale offers incentives to buyers

DRF | 2 days ago
In an effort to increase activity at the Canadian Premier Yearling Sale, the Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society has introduced a number of incentives for buyers at this year's sale, including cash prizes, sales credits, stallion seasons, and free training days. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from Aug. 23 – Aug. 25

DRF | 2 days ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Sparkman: Roller-Coaster ride for Unbridled’s Song continues

DRF | 2 days ago
There is no denying, that Unbridled’s Song has sired a long series of seriously talented runners. Will Take Charge (Take Charge Lady, by Dehere) earned champion 3-year-old male honors in 2013, Midshipman was champion 2-year-old male of 2008, and Unrivaled Belle won the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic. After his 13 1/2-length demolition of a good Travers field, Arrogate clearly belongs with that group in terms of talent. Read More...

Makena auditions for Breeders’ Cup in Tranquility Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Three months after her campaign was interrupted by stomach cramps, Makena returns Wednesday at Del Mar with the same lofty goal that her connections had in spring – a Breeders' Cup race in fall at Santa Anita. Trainer Scott Hansen and owner Gary Broad will make definite plans only after Makena runs Wednesday in the $75,000 Tranquility Stakes. Read More...

Free: Del Mar horses to watch for week of Aug. 29

DRF | 2 days ago
Free: Del Mar horses to watch for week of Aug. 29 Read More...

Infographic: All Time Leading Earners 2016

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
From Citation to California Chrome, read who has led in earnings over the decades. Read More...

Harness: Tony O’Sullivan joins TheStable.ca

DRF | 3 days ago
Top trainer Tony O'Sullivan has joined Anthony and Amy MacDonald in their innovative thestable.ca partnership with the aim of bringing affordable racehorse ownership to even more first-time and returning fans of the exciting sport of harness racing. Read More...

Favored So Elite runs down rivals in Humboldt Marathon

DRF | 3 days ago
Nine-year-old So Elite ($6.80), a stakes winner at Woodbine at age 3, justified the favoritism of fans at the Humboldt County Fair on Sunday, winning the meet’s signature race, the $20,000 C.J. Hindley Humboldt County Marathon. Read More...

Stryker Phd collects third Muckleshoot Tribal Classic win

DRF | 3 days ago
Stryker Phd was the star of the show going into the Washington Cup Day card at Emerald Downs on Sunday, and he lived up to his billing with a 5 3/4-length win over 45-1 longshot Grinder Sparksaglo in the Muckleshoot Tribal Classic. He paid $3.60. Read More...

Belvoir Bay Makes the Grade in Torrey Pines

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The scratch of odds-on morning-line favorite Enola Gray opened the door of opportunity in the $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 28 at Del Mar and Belvoir Bay shot right through it. Read More...

Klassic Strawfly Wins Inaugural First Moonflash Maturity

Klassic Strawfly’s remarkable season of success continued on Sunday, as the 10-year-old gelding scored a convincing 1 1/4-length victory in the inaugural running of the 440-yard, $100,221 First Moonflash Maturity (R) for New Mexico-breds at Albuquerque Downs. Read More...

Belvoir Bay, with Enola Gray scratched, breezes to Torrey Pines triumph

DRF | 3 days ago
Belvoir Bay ($17.60) prevailed by 1 1/4 lengths over 7-10 favorite Bellamentary to win her second stakes - the Torrey Pines - at Del Mar on Sunday. Read More...

Enola Gray scratched from Torrey Pines due to illness

DRF | 3 days ago
The undefeated Enola Gray was scratched from Sunday’s $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes at Del Mar because of an illness, trainer Phil D’Amato said. Read More...

Masochistic to start in Breeders’ Cup Sprint

DRF | 3 days ago
Masochistic will start in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 5 with an unbeaten record this year. Read More...

Trainer Hector Palma fined, suspended by Del Mar stewards

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Hector Palma has been fined $3,000 and suspended seven days after one of his starters tested in excess of the permitted level of the tranquilizer acepromazine at Santa Anita in May, according to a ruling issued on Sunday by Del Mar stewards. Read More...

Fair Point rallies in stretch en route to Smart N Fancy win

DRF | 3 days ago
The inside may be the shortest way home, but the outside was the clearest path to the winner’s circle in Sunday’s $100,000 Smart N Fancy Stakes at Saratoga. Jose Ortiz rallied Fair Point four-wide in the stretch and was able to outkick an inside-rallying Miss Ella to win the Smart N Fancy by a head. Read More...

Chublicious bounces back, wins N.J. Breeders’ Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Chublicious shook off A. P. Indian with a return to the New Jersey-bred ranks Sunday at Monmouth Park and proved a dominant winner of the $60,000 New Jersey Breeders’ Handicap. He cruised by 3 1/2 lengths over Green Gratto, while it was another 1 3/4 lengths back to Play It Again in third. Read More...

Curlin’s Approval draws away to Added Elegance victory

DRF | 3 days ago
Curlin’s Approval entered Sunday’s $75,000 Added Elegance at Gulfstream Park at an apparent experience disadvantage, having made only three starts and being a 3-year-old filly matched against older mares. In the end it proved to be no obstacle. Read More...

Shake Down Baby returns to Woodbine with La Prevoyante triumph

DRF | 3 days ago
The Saratoga shipper Shake Down Baby made a triumphant return to Woodbine on Sunday by taking the $127,000 La Prevoyante Stakes convincingly under Alan Garcia. Read More...

Adios Charlie 2-year-old take Group 3 stakes

Adios Valencia got a ground-saving trip to score her first stakes victory in the Group 3 Clasico Rio Camu... Read More...

Cavorting to Distaff, Mohaymen Gets Time Off

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The morning after Cavorting added another impressive Saratoga Race Course victory to her résumé in the Aug. 27 Personal Ensign (gr. I), trainer Kiaran McLaughlin lavished praise on the 4-year-old filly. Read More...

Union Strike has final work in preparation for Del Mar Debutante

DRF | 3 days ago
In late June, weeks before the start of the current Del Mar summer meeting, trainer Shelbe Ruis rated Union Strike as the best 2-year-old in her stable. Two months later, Union Strike’s status is unchanged. Union Strike will give Ruis, 25, on Saturday her first starter in a Grade 1 race in the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante for 2-year-old fillies. Read More...

Tapizar filly perfect in Del Mar unveiling

Vai's powerful debut performance Sunday at Del Mar resulted in a 2 1/4-length victory for the 2-year-old Tapizar filly... Read More...

Tioga: Solar Sister turns the tables on Lady Shadow in Artiscape

DRF | 3 days ago
Solar Sister, who was second to Lady Shadow in the Golden Girls and Lady Liberty at the Meadowlands, got the better of her main rival in Sunday afternoon's $200,000 Artiscape at Tioga Downs, picking up a new lifetime mark of 1:49 4/5 in the process. Read More...

Tioga: Fresh Cut pulls the upset in Empire Breeders Classic for colt pacers

DRF | 3 days ago
Fresh Cut, who had won four times on the New York Excelsior circuit this year, stepped up to face New York's best 3-year-old colt pacers in the Empire Breeders Classic at Tioga Downs the last two weeks, and after a second-place finish in his elimination, he did one better in the $240,475 final Sunday afternoon, winning in 1:51 1/5. Read More...

Haveyougoneaway to train up to BC F&M Sprint

DRF | 3 days ago
Haveyougoneaway came out of her half-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 1 Ballerina tired but otherwise okay, according to trainer Tom Morley, who will likely trainer the New York-bred daughter of Congrats up to the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. Read More...

Cavorting’s next stop likely Breeders’ Cup Distaff

DRF | 3 days ago
Last summer, Cavorting won two stakes at Saratoga and went to the Breeders’ Cup as the favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. This year, Cavorting will head to Southern California for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, coming off a half-length victory in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign, her first start around two turns. Read More...

War Front Gets 50th Black-Type Winner

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Central Kentucky sire War Front, currently the leading sire of juveniles in England and Ireland, and second on the U.S. list, got his 50th black-type winner Aug. 31 when Intelligence Cross captured the Round Tower Stakes (Ire-III) at the Curragh. Read More...