Thoroughbred News

Treve Returns From Injury in Prix Vermeille

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Star French mare Treve will try to get back her winning ways Sept. 14 in the Qatar Prix Vermeille (Fr-I), a prep for the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), at Longchamp. Read More...

Delaware County Fair: Jugette lures 22 fillies

DRF | 2 days ago
A field of 22 filly pacers will compete for the $298,100 Jugette on Wednesday, September 17 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Shifts March Sale to Gulfstream Park

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 5:17 PM ET The 2015 Fasig-Tipton March Sale will be held at Gulfstream Park, it was announced Friday. Read More...

Apprentice Ritvo Wins With First Laurel Mount

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Apprentice rider Michael Ritvo made a strong first impression Sept. 12 at Laurel Park when the 20-year-old guided Winter Lady to victory in the eighth race in his first Maryland mount. Read More...

Golf tournament will benefit Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund

DRF | 2 days ago
An annual golf tournament that this year will raise funds for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and two local Lexington charities has been scheduled for Oct. 13, the organizers announced on Friday. Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Rain threatens turf stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
Heavy rain on Wednesday night softened up the turf course, and there’s more rain in the forecast for Saturday, which would put a damper on the two one-mile Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In stakes for 2-year-olds on the card, the Grade 2 Natalma and the Grade 2 Summer. Read More...

Woodbine Diaries: One Mile That Matters

In recent years, the influence of the Ricoh Woodbine Mile on the Breeders’ Cup and year-end championships is undeniable. In the last five years, winners of the Woodbine Mile have this resume:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Gulfstream Park will host 2015 Fasig-Tipton sale of 2-year-olds

DRF | 3 days ago
Gulfstream Park and Fasig-Tipton announced Friday that the Hallandale, Fla., track would host Fasig-Tipton’s selected 2-year-olds in training sale in 2015. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: Late pick four begins with two tough races

DRF | 3 days ago
The Noble Damsel and Sands Point get Saturday’s $300,000 guaranteed late pick four off to an exceedingly tough start, as both turf stakes came up extremely competitive. Read More...

G1 winner Cross Traffic to Spendthrift for 2015

Cross Traffic, last year’s winner of the Whitney H. (G1) at Saratoga, has retired and will stand the 2015 breeding season at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY. Read More...

Gulfstream to Host F-T Select 2-Year-Old Sale

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Gulfstream Park will host Florida's 2015 Fasig-Tipton selected spring 2-year-olds in training sale in Gulfstream's walking ring, it was announced Sept. 12. Read More...

DRF Plus Graded Stakes Analysis: Pucker Up Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
DRF Plus graded stakes analysis of the Pucker Up at Arlington Park. Read More...

Juvenile stakes winners head to Delta Downs next

DRF | 3 days ago
Kylie’s Cutie and Mr. L. S. Shoe, who swept the two $100,000 divisions of the Louisiana Stallion Stakes last weekend at Louisiana Downs, are being pointed for stakes at Delta Downs on Nov. 22, said their trainer, Jim Hodges. Read More...

Rebranded eyes Oklahoma Derby

DRF | 3 days ago
Rebranded, who in his last two starts has won a pair of small derbies by a combined margin of 25 1/4 lengths, could run next in the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby on Sept. 28 at Remington Park, said his trainer, Justin Evans. Read More...

Victory Nor Defeat possible for Indiana Derby

DRF | 3 days ago
Victory Nor Defeat, a promising son of Unbridled’s Song who finished third in the Grade 2 Super Derby last weekend at Louisiana Downs, is being considered for a start in the Indiana Derby, said his trainer, Ralph Nicks. The Grade 2, $500,000 race will be run at Indiana Grand on Oct. 4. Read More...

Balmoral: Sunday 9/14 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Sunday 9/14 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Buyers, Sellers Assess Keeneland Book 1

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Buyers and sellers were pleased with the results of the first four days of the Keeneland September yearling sale, but some said the format could still use some tweaking. Read More...

A. C. Avila paid fine for falsifying information

DRF | 3 days ago
Kentucky chief steward Barbara Borden said a stewards’ investigation involving Southern California-based trainer A.C. Avila has been closed after Avila recently paid a $750 fine for falsifying information on his trainer’s application. Read More...

Disruption ships to California for fall campaign

DRF | 3 days ago
Disruption, who finished ninth in the Grade 3 Longacres Mile in his last start, will be shipped to California this coming week and will make his next start at Santa Anita, trainer Monique Snowden said Friday. Read More...

Can Treve regain good form in Prix Vermeille?

DRF | 3 days ago
Treve, unbeatable last year at age 3 but winless in two starts this year, will try to position herself for a defense of her Prix de l’Arc d’Triomphe crown when she starts Sunday at Longchamp in the Group 1 Prix Vermeille. Read More...

Old Fashioned Grit will make run at Trackattacker in Gottstein

DRF | 3 days ago
If all goes according to trainer Dan Markle’s plan, Old Fashioned Grit will jump from a hot pan into a roaring fire when he makes his second lifetime start in the $65,000 Gottstein Futurity on Sept. 28 at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Will Take Charge Has Flashy Churchill Breeze

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Will Take Charge breezed five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 Sept. 10 under the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs, fastest of 21 other workers at the distance. Read More...

Bernardini Homebred Has Some Fun in the Sun at Belmont

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 2:24 PM ET 3rd at BEL (Belmont Park)Msw ($75k)     Winner: Paris Bikini by Bernardini Big week for celebrity chef Bobby Flay continues with the debu... Read More...

Fines for claim conspirators

DRF | 3 days ago
Two men have been fined $1,250 apiece for their roles in a voided $5,000 claim that occurred following a race last weekend at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Jockey Club Tour on FOX Ends Season Sunday

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Jockey Club Tour on FOX will showcase its last races of the year, the Ricoh Woodbine Mile and the Northern Dancer Turf (both gr. IT), Sept. 14 from Toronto's Woodbine. Read More...

Effie Trinket looks for first win of 2014 in Hettinger Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Effie Trinket will look to win her first race of 2014 while seeking a repeat victory in the $125,000 John Hettinger Stakes for New York-bred fillies and mares Sunday at Belmont Park. Read More...

Catalano filly looks strong in allowance feature

DRF | 3 days ago
Stormin Elle, an Illinois-bred chestnut, has come around nicely this year for Wayne Catalano, dominating a two-back turf allowance at Arlington before acquitting herself nicely at Saratoga last out. The trainer shows standout percentages in all the relevant categories. Read More...

Small barns try to topple Smitten by Gold

DRF | 3 days ago
Three low-profile trainers with very small strings of horses will try to defeat 8-5 morning-line favorite Smitten by Gold in Monday's eighth-race allowance at Finger Lakes. Read More...

Wildcat Red headed to Oklahoma Derby

DRF | 3 days ago
Wildcat Red, the winner of the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth and Grade 3 Hutcheson here at Gulfstream Park last winter, will head to Remington Park on Wednesday to make his next start in the Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby on Sept. 28. Read More...

NTRA Awaits Consensus on Medication Issue

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Unless horse racing first reaches industry consensus on medication reform, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association does not expect Congress to move forward on federal medication legislation. Read More...

Where’s the Ring to Peaceful Valley

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Where's the Ring will stand the 2015 breeding season at Peaceful Valley Farms in Alberta, Canada. The son of Seeking the Gold previously stood at Gardiner Farms in Ontario. Read More...

Tradition-rich Westwind Farm in spotlight with Sweet Reason

DRF | 3 days ago
One of the leading 3-year-old fillies in North America – Sweet Reason, the winner of the Grade 1 Acorn and Grade 1 Test in New York in her last two starts – was bred in partnership by Beth Harris and her husband, Brent, whose extended family owns 1,000 acres of rich farmland known as Westwind Farm in Bowling Green, Ky. Read More...

Starlight Still Bullish on Harlan’s Holiday

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
One of the early successes for Starlight Racing and Jack Wolf was Harlan's Holiday, the multiple grade I-winning earner of $2.9 million who went on to a successful stud career at WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky. Read More...

RMTC Close to Setting Cobalt Test Threshold

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A Kentucky racing official Sept. 12 said the state has been at the forefront of research into cobalt, a naturally occurring element said to have blood-doping qualities if used at high levels. Read More...

Leading Light Heads 11 for Irish St. Leger

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Leading Light, unbeaten in three starts this season, heads a field of 11 for the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger (Ire-I) Sept. 14 at the Curragh. It is one of three group I events on the program. Read More...

Arkansas adopts uniform medication rules

DRF | 3 days ago
The Arkansas Racing Commission on Thursday approved a new set of medication rules that will bring the state into line with a handful of other states that have adopted the regulations in an ongoing effort to unify U.S. racing jurisdictions under one set of rules. Read More...

Arkansas Adopts Uniform Medication Rules

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Arkansas Racing Commission approved the entire program Sept. 11. Once implemented, Arkansas will become the sixth state to fully administer the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium's National Uniform Medication rules. Read More...

Keeneland Projects 45,000 for Breeders’ Cup

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Keeneland expects to have about 45,000 people on its grounds for the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships, track vice president and chief operating officer Vince Gabbert said Sept. 12. Read More...

NATIONAL TURF WRITERS AND BROACASTERS WILL HONOR ART SHERMAN, COT CAMPBELL, CHARLSIE CANTEY AND TOM LaMARRA

September 12, 2014 The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters will honor Art Sherman, who saddled California Chrome to become the oldest ... Read More...

Miss Behaviour tries two turns in Charles Town Oaks

DRF | 3 days ago
Laurel Park-based Miss Behaviour, who finished second in both the Grade 1 Test and Grade 2 Prioress at Saratoga, is targeting next Saturday's $500,000 Charles Town Oaks. Read More...

Cozmic One, Zenyatta’s first foal, puts in timed work

DRF | 3 days ago
Cozmic One, the first foal out of the champion mare Zenyatta, worked a half-mile in 49.45 seconds Friday morning over Belmont Park’s main track, his first official timed breeze. Read More...

NTRA seeks to unite factions on drug oversight

DRF | 3 days ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will attempt to bring together the opposing sides on the divisive issue of raceday medication and federal regulation of racing in an attempt to “forge a consensus” before any other federal bills are introduced, the NTRA’s president, Alex Waldrop, said during a briefing to racing constituents on Friday morning at Keeneland. Read More...

Campbell: Pick four play for Woodbine on Saturday, Sept. 13

DRF | 3 days ago
Saturday’s $100,000-guaranteed early pick four at Woodbine offers a challenging sequence for horseplayers, with two graded stakes that feature full fields. Read More...

NTWAB to Honor Sherman, Campbell, Others

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Art Sherman, Cot Campbell, Charlsie Cantey, and Blood-Horse's Tom LaMarra are the winners for the 55th annual awards dinner of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters association, to be held Oct. 29 in Arcadia, Ca. Read More...

Pedigree Analysis: Euro Charline

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Myboycharlie, already sire of a group I winner in the Southern Hemisphere, matched that feat with a member of his first European crop, when 3yo filly Euro Charline won the Beverly D. Read More...

Joint Return may be live longshot in Cotillion

DRF | 3 days ago
Joint Return was 24-1 when she finished second in the Alabama and will be a big price again in next Saturday's Cotillion, even though trainer John Servis’s work is well known at Parx, where he is based. Read More...

King’s preview: Weaker card as meet’s second week kicks off

DRF | 3 days ago
Week two of the Churchill Downs September meet gets underway Friday with the track, as usual, starting with a late afternoon post time. Read More...

Track Salutes Grayson-Jockey Club, Sponsors

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Kentucky Downs has designated its Sept. 24 card as Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Day in support of a leading source of veterinary research for horses. Read More...

Tapit Firster Graduates at Sandown

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 11:20 AM ET 2nd at SNP (SANDOWN PARK)�6,000 British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden S.     Winner: Christophermarlowe by Tapit Michael Tabor's Christophermarlowe (Tapit) debuts with a degree of panache at Sandown Read More...

OBS Fall Mixed Sale Catalog Online

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale is now available on the OBS website. Read More...