Thoroughbred News

Depth is the mark of this year’s Haskell field

DRF | 1 day ago
The Haskell Invitational, which will be run for the 50th time Sunday, has long been known for luring the stars of the 3-year-old division to Monmouth Park. But this year is different, and the race's strength instead comes from its depth. Read More...

Hovdey: Top of the poll is in the eye of the voter

DRF | 1 day ago
In the wake of Gun Runner's seven-length victory in the Stephen Foster Handicap last month at Churchill Downs, among the comments that bubbled forth was an enthusiastic, “Wow! That makes Arrogate look even better.” Fortunately, the reverse has not been heard after Arrogate's baffling fourth in the San Diego Handicap last weekend. Gun Runner woke up at Saratoga on the morning after the San Diego the same talented colt he was the day before. Read More...

Jockey Flores Plans to Retire From Riding

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Jockey David Flores, who secured three Breeders’ Cup wins in the early 2000s and delivered top-notch wins throughout his career, plans to retire from racing after this weekend at Del Mar. Read More...

Bing Crosby could attract as many as nine

DRF | 1 day ago
The Grade 1 Bing Crosby Stakes on Saturday could have its largest field in nearly a decade if all nine projected runners start in the $300,000 race at six furlongs. Read More...

Songbird works, no decision on next start

DRF | 1 day ago
Two-time champion Songbird breezed a half-mile in 48.60 seconds Wednesday at Del Mar, her first workout since a win in the Grade 1 Delaware Handicap on July 15. Read More...

Flores to retire from saddle, become trainer

DRF | 1 day ago
Jockey David Flores is retiring this weekend and is relocating to Ocala, Fla., to begin a training operation focused on pinhooking yearlings. Read More...

Remembering City Zip and His Epic Hopeful

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Let’s make a horse racing movie. You know, the kind they used to make in the 1940s and ‘50s. It doesn’t matter if the plot is implausible. People love this kind of stuff. Read More...

You’re to Blame kicks off stakes weekend for Brown

DRF | 1 day ago
Before he sends out his trio of graded stakes-winning 3-year-olds this weekend, trainer Chad Brown has tabbed You're to Blame to represent the stable in Friday's $100,000 Curlin Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Parimutuel survivors compete on ‘Win Place Show’

DRF | 1 day ago
The new fall TV season will feature a new show sure to capture the attention of horseplayers – a reality competition called “Win Place Show” that is scheduled to debut Sept. 5 on TVG. Read More...

Hartman weighing options for Don Bernhardt Stakes winner Wilbo

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Chris Hartman has plans to make for Wilbo, $170 debut winner Better Watch Out runs back Friday at Ellis, and Group 1-winning filly Lady Aurelia gets back to work at Keeneland for her next overseas engagement. Read More...

Little Dancer possible for B.C. Oaks

DRF | 2 days ago
Little Dancer's upset victory in the Washington Oaks wasn't a big surprise to her trainer, Doris Harwood, and she is being considered for the $100,000 British Columbia Oaks at Hastings on Sept. 9. Read More...

Cox finds success with diversified client base

DRF | 2 days ago
Since 2012, Brad Cox has been careful not to become too dependent on a single owner, and a broad client base has made the trainer among the most successful in North America. Read More...

Twistgrips will be running late

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer John Snow will stay up past his usual bedtime to watch Twistgrips run in a $25,000 claiming race on the first Friday evening card at Hastings this year. If Twistgrips can regain the form he had when he won five races last year, he'll be tough to beat. Read More...

Meadowlands: Mandatory payouts of both jackpot wagers this weekend

DRF | 2 days ago
The Meadowlands will pay out the Jackpot Hi Five in the Race Five ($35,864) on Friday and the in the last race wager ($68,933) on Saturday. Read More...

Hronis, Sadler reap success they’ve sown

DRF | 2 days ago
The team of owner Kosta Hronis and trainer John Sadler have come a long way since they claimed their first horse together in 2010. They won the Grade 2 San Diego with Accelerate last Saturday, run Stellar Wind Sunday in the Grade 1 Clement Hirsch, and have stakes starters in between. Read More...

Into Mischief filly dominates in Spa debut

Trouble for Skylar rolled to an eight-length maiden special weight win on July 26 at Saratoga in the racing debut for the bay 2-year-old Into Mischief filly... Read More...

Meadowlands: Horses to Watch from July 21 to July 22

DRF | 2 days ago
Horses to watch from the Meadowlands for July 21 - 22, 2017. Read More...

Little Christy gets second chance on turf

DRF | 2 days ago
Does Little Christy deserve a mulligan for her dull turf debut in the Ontario Damsel Stakes? Probably, but it might depend on the course condition in Friday's Woodbine headliner, a non-winners-of-three hybrid sprint for Ontario-sired allowance types and $40,000 claimers. Read More...

Equine Advocates to Honor Three at Annual Gala

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The gala will be held on Thursday, Aug. 3rd at Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from July 18 – July 20

DRF | 2 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report. Read More...

Wednesday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Heldatgunpoint looks dangerous dropping out of stakes company

DRF | 2 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Wednesday's card at Saratoga. Read More...

Conquest Big E earns spot in Iselin Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Donna Hurtak was pleased to report that Conquest Big E came out of his seven-length win in the $50,000 Coast Is Clear Handicap last Sunday in excellent shape and will be pointed to the Grade 3, $100,000 Philip H. Iselin Stakes on Aug. 26 at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Del Mar meet off to encouraging start

DRF | 2 days ago
Del Mar reported strong handle figures and no catastrophic injuries for the first week of racing, a far more encouraging start to the meet than last summer. Read More...

Gracida headed to Del Mar Futurity

DRF | 2 days ago
Gracida, who was a debut winner Saturday, will be pointed to the Grade 1, $300,000 Del Mar Futurity for 2-year-olds on the meet's closing day, Sept. 4, trainer Doug O'Neill said. Read More...

McAnally ready to return to barn after fall

DRF | 2 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally, who has spent 60 straight summers at Del Mar, was eager to get back to work after being released from the hospital late Monday following a fall at a fundraiser Sunday night. Read More...

O’Neill’s got ‘em coming and going in Real Good Deal

DRF | 2 days ago
The speed of Ann Arbor Eddie and the late kick of Milton Freewater provide trainer Doug O'Neill with a potent one-two punch Friday at Del Mar in the $150,000 Real Good Deal Stakes. Read More...

Racehorse Repurposing, Retirement Funds Available

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Minnesota Racing Commission is seeking 501(c)(3) non-profit racehorse adoption, retirement and repurposing organizations that have been in operation at least one year to be considered for funding.   Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Next Up

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The summer's two best meets began with buzz, but will they be able to sustain the momentum? Read More...

Horsemen’s Track and Equipment Offers Scholarship

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Horsemen's Track and Equipment is currently accepting applications for the third annual Steve Greene Memorial Scholarship. Read More...

You And Eye Returns in By By JJ Stakes

You And Eye, a homebred son of Chicks Regard racing for Joseph and Debra Meridyth of Hobbs, New Mexico, is one of 10 state-bred juveniles entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $20,000 By By JJ Stakes (R) at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Giwner: Young hoping for another star in Come See The Show

DRF | 2 days ago
A quick search on the internet will tell you that the chances of lightning hitting the same person twice is right around 1 in 9 million. Thankfully for owner Richard Young the chances are much more generous when it comes to finding a top pacing filly. Read More...

Giwner: Young hoping for another star in Come See The Show

DRF | 2 days ago
A quick search on the internet will tell you that the chances of lightning hitting the same person twice is right around 1 in 9 million. Thankfully for owner Richard Young the chances are much more generous when it comes to finding a top pacing filly. Read More...

Cool Catomine draws away to upset Prince of Wales Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Cool Catomine, a 14-1 supplement ridden by Luis Contreras, made quite a splash in his stakes debut at Fort Erie on Tuesday, winning the middle leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, for trainer John Ross. Read More...

Cool Catomine draws away to upset Prince of Wales Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Cool Catomine, a 14-1 supplement ridden by Luis Contreras, made quite a splash in his stakes debut at Fort Erie on Tuesday, winning the middle leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, for trainer John Ross. Read More...

View From The Eighth Pole: They Don’t Always Bring Their ‘A’ Game

There were 16,568 racing fans on hand at Del Mar racetrack to watch Saturday's Grade 2 San Diego Handicap – plus one notable no show. Juddmonte Farms' Arrogate, billed by some as the Horse of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Cool Catomine Rolls Late in Prince of Wales Upset

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Cool Catomine proved to have another gear and jockey Luis Contreras delivered another winning ride in a Canadian Triple Crown race as the duo drew off late in the Prince of Wales Stakes July 25 at Fort Erie Racetrack. Read More...

Stronach Group mulling plans for Massachusetts racing

DRF | 2 days ago
The Stronach Group has asked the Massachusetts state legislature to give the state gambling commission more power to change simulcasting and account-wagering laws in order to pave the way for a proposed partnership on a Thoroughbred meet at the defunct Raynham greyhound track in 2018, an official of the company said on Tuesday. Read More...

Stronach Group mulling plans for Massachusetts racing

DRF | 2 days ago
The Stronach Group has asked the Massachusetts state legislature to give the state gambling commission more power to change simulcasting and account-wagering laws in order to pave the way for a proposed partnership on a Thoroughbred meet at the defunct Raynham greyhound track in 2018, an official of the company said on Tuesday. Read More...

Girvin to Have New Pilot in Albarado in Haskell

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Multiple graded stakes winner Girvin will have a new set of hands guiding him when he starts in the July 30 betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) as jockey Robby Albarado is set to be in the irons, trainer Joe Sharp confirmed July 25. Read More...

Anthony’s Cross Gets First Winner in Indiana

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Florida freshman sire Anthony's Cross got his first winner July 25 at Indiana Grand Race Course where his daughter Crossed won by 5 1/4 lengths in her racing debut. Read More...

San Pablo’s First Winner Scores at Finger Lakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Freshman sire San Pablo was represented by his first winner July 25 at Finger Lakes, when Timothy P. Murphy's Tender Boy edged out victory by a neck at first asking. Read More...

Leading Freshman Sire Overanalyze registers 10th winner

Aim Spot was on target in her maiden special weight debut Tuesday at Louisiana Downs, tallying an impressive 5 ½-length victory in the 4 ½-furlong contest for 2-year-old fillies... Read More...

The Week in Photos 7/25/2017

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Coaching Club American Oaks, Diana, TVG San Diego Handicap, Eddie Read, San Clemente Handicap, Oceanside, Ontario Matron, Shady Well, Toronto Cup and more. Read More...

Mohawk: Thursday 7/27 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 7/27 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Mohawk: Thursday 7/27 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 7/27 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

TimeformUS Saratoga Horses in Focus for July 27, 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
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TimeformUS Saratoga Horses in Focus for July 27, 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
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TimeformUS Saratoga Horses in Focus for July 26, 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
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TimeformUS Saratoga Horses in Focus for July 26, 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
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TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending July 23, 2017

DRF | 2 days ago
Each week, TimeformUS Chief Figure Maker Craig Milkowski takes a look back at the weekend’s graded stakes and releases the TimeformUS Speed Figures for these races. Read More...