Thoroughbred News

Rampellini: Oaklawn Horses to Watch for Jan. 26

DRF | 3 days ago
Mary Rampellini's Horses to Watch at Oaklawn Park for the week of Jan. 26. Read More...

Knee Chip Sidelines Hutcheson Winner Barbados

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Two-time stakes winner will undergo surgery to remove chip from upper left knee. Read More...

Meadowlands: Friday 1/30 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 1/30 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 1/30 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Friday 1/30 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 1/30 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 1/30 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Multiple stakes winner Barbados to undergo minor knee surgery

DRF | 3 days ago
Barbados, winner of the Spectacular Bid and Hutcheson Stakes this month at Gulfstream Park, will undergo minor knee surgery Tuesday at the Rood and Riddle equine medical center in Kentucky, trainer Mike Tomlinson revealed Wednesday at Gulfstream. Read More...

Arlington purse structure to take a hit

DRF | 3 days ago
The Illinois Racing Board, a body in transition as new Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner sets up his administration, certified recapture for racetracks in 2015, which is likely to result in significantly lower purses for the Arlington meet. Read More...

War Correspondent will not start in Arcadia Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Saturday’s $200,000 Arcadia Stakes for turf milers at Santa Anita Park will not include a runner from trainer Christophe Clement’s stable. Clement said on Wednesday that he hoped to send the 5-year-old War Correspondent, but that he was told on Tuesday that a flight to California had been canceled. War Correspondent will start in a stakes at Gulfstream Park in the coming weeks. Read More...

Stevens to ride Firing Line in Robert B. Lewis

DRF | 3 days ago
Firing Line, second to Dortmund in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Futurity on Dec. 20, will be ridden by Gary Stevens in the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes for 3-year-olds on Feb. 7 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Sam’s Sister likely for Barbara Fritchie

DRF | 3 days ago
Sam’s Sister, the dominant female sprinter in Southern California this winter, is likely to start in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap at seven furlongs at Laurel Park in Maryland on Feb. 14. Read More...

Gulfstream, Santa Anita to offer two-track pick four

DRF | 3 days ago
An all-stakes pick four combining four major stakes at Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park will be offered Feb. 7 with a $500,000-guaranteed pool. Read More...

Take Charge Brandi in post 6 for Martha Washington

DRF | 3 days ago
Take Charge Brandi has drawn post 6 in a field of seven for the $100,000 Martha Washington at Oaklawn on Saturday. Read More...

Xpressbet Offers ‘X-Country Pick 4′ Feb. 7

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Online wagering provider Xpressbet, in conjunction with Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, and The Stronach Group, unveils a new Pick 4 wager Feb. 7 featuring four important stakes races at the two tracks. Read More...

No Movement on Plans for Calder Barn Area

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Calder and CDI still have not applied for any of the permits required to tear down barns and put up new structures, the head of the development department for the city of Miami Gardens said Jan. 26. Read More...

Invasor to Uruguay’s Haras Cuatro Piedras

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The son of Candy Stripes, who was named U.S. Horse of the Year and champion older male in 2006, will return to Uruguay to stand at Haras Cuatro Piedras, it was announced Jan. 18. Read More...

Deficit Hawk looking stronger for rescheduled Rego Park

DRF | 3 days ago
Two things have happened since the $125,000 Rego Park Stakes was originally drawn that have trainer Rick Violette feeling even better about his chances with Deficit Hawk going into Friday’s rescheduled stakes at Aqueduct. Read More...

Take Charge Brandi Set for Martha Washington

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Few connections wanted to face Take Charge Brandi, but in the end a field of seven was drawn with the champion 2-year-old filly making her sophomore debut from post 6 under a highweight assignment of 122 pounds. Read More...

Good Luck Gus sitting out Withers

DRF | 3 days ago
After Good Luck Gus won the Damon Runyon Stakes for New York-breds on Dec. 14, part-owner Michael Dubb said he would like to give the colt a chance in an open-company stakes for 3-year-olds early in 2015. Read More...

Ladies Handicap a pivotal race for Belle Gallantey

DRF | 3 days ago
Belle Gallantey, a dual Grade 1 winner in 2014, could decide her own future based on how she runs in Saturday’s $100,000 Ladies Handicap at Aqueduct. Read More...

Two dozen U.S. horses nominated to Dubai World Cup

DRF | 3 days ago
Bayern, Toast of New York, California Chrome, and Shared Belief - the first four finishers of the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 1 - are among 296 horses from 15 countries nominated for the $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates. Read More...

Mawthooq being rerouted to Withers

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin is changing paths to jump-start Mawthooq’s return to the Triple Crown trail. Read More...

Downey Profile: 10 U.S. Noms to UAE Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The UAE Derby, which carries 170 Kentucky Derby points and a $2 million purse, drew only 10 nominations from United States-based trainers among 92 overall. Read More...

Clean break may be all Prosecution needs

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Brad Cox is hoping for a better start for Prosecution in Friday’s eighth race at Oaklawn than the horse had in his most recent out. Read More...

The Gomper auditions for stakes Friday

DRF | 3 days ago
The Gomper has one win in two starts and runs in a first-level optional $80,000 claimer at a mile at Santa Anita on Friday, a race that could lead to major stakes in coming months. Read More...

Jerardi: Let’s hope 2015′s star 4-year-olds fare better than better than those of 1990

DRF | 3 days ago
Let’s hope the San Antonio Staks at Santa Anita is a race where both California Chrome and Shared Belief get clean trips and hook up in the stretch, the outcome clear and convincing. And let’s hope this is the first of several meetings this year, with Bayern getting involved sooner rather than later. Read More...

Tortora adjusting to retirement after long career as trainer

DRF | 3 days ago
Nearly a month into his retirement, Manny Tortora already is pretty bored. But at least he still has some of the earnings for which he worked his entire adult life in the racing business. Read More...

First Reported Foal for Point of Entry

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Point Of Entry, a five-time grade I-winning son of Dynaformer, was represented by his first reported foal when a bay filly was born Jan. 28 at Adena Springs North in Aurora, Ontario, Can. Read More...

Hoppertunity may ship in for Donn Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
Grade 1 winner Hoppertunity, who is stabled on the West Coast with trainer Bob Baffert, may ship to Gulfstream Park for the Feb. 7 Donn Handicap. Read More...

Cutty Shark looks to turn tables on Never Stop Looking

DRF | 3 days ago
Never Stop Looking was up late at 24-1 to win the six-furlong Fire Plug Stakes by a neck at Laurel Park on Jan. 3. Cutty Shark finished third at 6-1, beaten a half-length. On Friday, the pair will be rematched going an eighth of a mile farther. Read More...

Spanish Pipedream will try to relax with blinkers off in turf sprint

DRF | 3 days ago
Spanish Pipedream was so highly regarded by Wesley Ward that he sent her overseas last spring to compete in a Group 2 race at the prestigious Royal Ascot meet in England. Unraced since a respectable fourth-place finish amid a field of 21 in that race, Spanish Pipedream resurfaces Friday at Gulfstream as the likely favorite in the only allowance of the day. Read More...

Australian Vets Support New Racing Rule on Cobalt

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA), a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association, has announced that it supports the new rules governing the use of cobalt in racehorses. Read More...

The Experimental Free Handicap: A Retrospective With Tommy Trotter

Editor’s Note: Thursday, The Jockey Club will release the 2014 Experimental Free Handicap, with assigned weights from a committee comprised of P.J. Campo, Ben Huffman, Martin Panza and Tom Robbins.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

First Reported Foal for Rattlesnake Bridge

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The first reported foal for Rattlesnake Bridge is a colt foaled at 3 a.m. EST Jan. 26 at Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla. Read More...

Through the Lens: Wise Dan Photo Gets Award

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Anne Eberhardt Keogh, visuals director and chief photographer for The Blood-Horse, received a second-place award at the Kentucky News Photographers Association 2014 Picture of the Year Competition. Read More...

Watch the Sale live

OBS Sales | 3 days ago
OBS Winter Mixed Sale & Horses of Racing AgeJanuary 28 – 29, 2015 Consignor PreferredHip No. 1 – 194 Wednesday, January 28 10:30 a.m.Open Hip No. 195 – 392  Thursday January 29 10:30 a.m.Horses of Racing AgeHip No. 393 – 513 … Read More...

Subjective vs. Objective Lameness Identification Methods

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Lameness evaluations can be extremely subjective. When examining a horse with a mild lameness, in particular, veterinarians often don’t agree on a diagnosis—some are prone to seeing a more sound horse, others a more lame one. To overcome su... Read More...

New Leadership Coming for Illinois Board

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Newly inaugurated Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is shaking up the Illinois Racing Board, ousting chairman William Berry and appointing three new members -- one perhaps only for transition purposes. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 8:55 PM ET T.D. Thornton reports on the latest news in the Roman Chapa saga. Legendary Australian trainer Gai Waterhouse... Read More...

Flashy Performances at OBS Day of Champions

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A large and energetic crowd packed the grandstand for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 26th annual Day of Champions races at Ocala Training Center in Ocala, Fla., Jan. 27, and the festive day of racing did not disappoint. Read More...

Lady Shipman’s takes OBS Sprint in track record time at 26th Day of Champions

OBS Sales | 4 days ago
Midshipman filly wins by eight lengths in 1:08 4/5 (Adam Coglianese photo) Read More...

Trickmeister to Tomorrow Bloodstock in NY

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Trickmeister, a grade II-placed multiple stakes winner, has been retired and will take up stud duties in 2015 at Tomorrow Bloodstock near Thompson Ridge, N.Y. Read More...

Meadowlands: Thursday 1/29 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Thursday 1/29 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 1/29 analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 1/29 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 1/29 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Thursday 1/29 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Fastnet Rock Filly Tops NZ Premier Sale

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A Fastnet Rock filly sold for the overall top price at the Karaka premier yearling sale, bringing NZ$800,000 ($596,902 in U.S. funds) on closing day Jan. 27. Read More...

First Foal Reported for Fort Larned

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Fort Larned, a three-time grade I winner, including the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic, was represented by his first foal Jan. 26. Fort Larned will stand in 2015 at Adena Springs South near Williston, Fla. Read More...

Fort Larned sires first foal in Kentucky

DRF | 4 days ago
Fort Larned, winner of the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic, sired his first foal Jan. 26 when the Awesome Again mare Belvedera produced a bay colt at Calloway Stables in Murray, Ky. Read More...

Handle rises at Fair Grounds meet

DRF | 4 days ago
After a year-over-year dip in November, all-sources average daily handle at Fair Grounds rebounded nicely in December and as of Jan. 1 was up 5 percent compared with a similar period in 2013. Read More...

Sabercat to stand at Averett Farm in Louisiana

DRF | 4 days ago
Grade 3 winner Sabercat has been retired from racing and will debut at stud in 2015 at Averett Farm in Loranger, La., for an advertised fee of $3,500. Read More...

Jones finds his barn loaded with stakes runners

DRF | 4 days ago
It was quite the five-day run for trainer Larry Jones. At Fair Grounds last Thursday, Jones gained a starter for the Risen Star Stakes in Bluff. On Saturday at Sam Houston, he won two stakes, the $400,000 Ladies Classic with Cassatt, and the $50,000 Allen’s Landing with the 3-year-old Exodus. Read More...