Thoroughbred News

Richardson Named President-Elect of ACS

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Dr. J. David Richardson, professor of surgery and vice chairman, department of surgery, at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, has been named president-elect of the American College of Surgeons. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Racing for a Cause

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Mount Joy donation adds a bridge between racing and charity. Read More...

Decision Time on Second Philadelphia Casino

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
State gambling regulators will have to consider whether the market can bear a fifth casino in southeastern Pennsylvania when they consider proposals for a second casino in Philadelphia. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 8:38 PM ET The Goffs November Sale was off to an excellent start Monday with increases in gross, median and average. The... Read More...

Unusual Heat to stand for $20,000 in 2015

DRF | 3 days ago
Unusual Heat, a perennial leading sire in California, will stand for an advertised fee of $20,000 during the 2015 breeding season at Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif. Read More...

Juvenile Brings Sale Record Price at Arqana

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Arqana's Deauville autumn sale saw excellent returns on opening day Nov. 17 and was led by the purchase of unbeaten juvenile Silverwave for an auction record price. Read More...

Unusual Heat to Stand for $20,000 in 2015

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Six-time leading California sire Unusual Heat will stand in 2015 for $20,000 at John C. Harris' Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 11/19 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Ken Walters' analysis of the Wednesday 11/19 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Balmoral: Wednesday 11/19 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 11/19 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Northfield: Tuesday 11/18 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 4 days ago
Jermemey Day's analysis of the Tuesday 11/18 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

California Chrome Works at Los Alamitos

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Dual classic winner California Chrome handily worked four furlongs in :47 4/5 Monday, Nov. 17 at Los Alamitos Race Course in preparation for the Nov. 29 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) at Del Mar. Read More...

TRF Gets Donation From WV Breeders Classics

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation for the fifth consecutive year has received a $25,000 donation from the West Virginia Breeders Classics, held for the 28th time Oct. 18 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town. Read More...

Candy Ride Firster Graduates at Gulfstream West

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 4:10 PM ET 7th at GPW (Gulfstream Park West)MSW ($40k)     Winner: Storm Star by Candy Ride (ARG) Storm Star (Candy Ride {Arg}) wins at 6-1 in debut ... Read More...

AHC Opposes Expansion of Clean Water Act

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Concerned about what it calls "vague and unclear terms and definitions," in proposed changes, the American Horse Council (AHC) submitted comments opposing changes to the Clean Water Act. Read More...

Double Honor, Imperialism Relocated to Canada

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Stallions Double Honor and Imperialism will relocate to stand the 2015 season at Esquirol Farms in Ryley, Alberta. Read More...

Record Number of Claiming Crown Nominations

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A record 314 horses were nominated to the 16th annual Claiming Crown, the $1 million Dec. 6 day of racing for the country's top claiming horses being hosted by Gulfstream Park for the third consecutive year. Read More...

Atlantic’s Smile, Irish Whisper to duke it out

DRF | 4 days ago
There should be a bonus prize for anyone who comes up with the winner of race 8, a $67,000 first-level allowance sprint that drew 15 fillies and mares, including also-eligible Coast of Sangria. Read More...

Casse has three for Jackpot Day

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Mark Casse has long been a Jackpot Day participant at Delta Downs, and he could have three runners among the eight stakes Saturday on this year’s card: Conquest Tsunami in the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot, Miss Mandate in the Grade 3, $400,000 Delta Downs Princess, and Spring in the Air in the $200,000 Treasure Chest. Read More...

Fort Loudon retires to Bridlewood Farm in Florida

DRF | 4 days ago
Grade 3 winner Fort Loudon has been retired from racing and will make his stallion debut at Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla., during the 2015 breeding season for an advertised fee of $4,000. Read More...

Sporting Art Auction at Keeneland Nov. 19

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The second annual Sporting Art Auction featuring sporting art, American paintings, and sculpture by artists from all over the world takes place Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. ET in the Keeneland sales pavilioniin Lexington. Read More...

Fort Loudon to Stand at Bridlewood Farm

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Multiple graded stakes winner Fort Loudon will stand his first season at stud in 2015 at Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla. Read More...

Orseno happy with Happy My Way

DRF | 4 days ago
Happy My Way has come a long way since defeating Speechify under allowance conditions at Gulfstream last December, winning 3 of 7 subsequent starts, including the Grade 3 Maryland Sprint Handicap at Pimlico. He was also second in the Grade 1 Vanderbilt at Saratoga. Read More...

Forestry Sold, Will Stand at Brazilian Farm

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The stallion Forestry has been sold to a Brazilian consortium and will not stand at Taylor Made Stallions in Kentucky, Taylor Made stallion nominations manager Travis White confirmed Nov. 17. Read More...

Bayern passing on Clark

DRF | 4 days ago
Nominations have been released for the four graded stakes that conclude the fall meet on Thanksgiving weekend, with easily the most notable name for the Nov. 28 Clark Handicap being Bayern. However, Churchill officials believe trainer Bob Baffert will be starting only Hoppertunity in the Grade 1 Clark, while Baffert said Monday by text: “Bayern not coming.” Read More...

Red Rocks to Calumet Farm for 2015

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Red Rocks, a son of top international sire Galileo, will relocate to stand at Calumet Farm near Lexington for the 2015 breeding season. Read More...

Midwest Thoroughbreds continues to roll

DRF | 4 days ago
The expanding dominance of Midwest Thoroughbreds came to the fore again Sunday when a 2-year-old filly named Scadadle ran off to a 6 1/2-length victory in what had looked like a contentious maiden race on paper. Read More...

Napravnik gets misty during ceremony

DRF | 4 days ago
Rosie Napravnik was temporarily overcome with emotion when addressing an appreciative crowd Saturday while being honored by Churchill Downs for her numerous feats as a jockey. Read More...

Leparoux picks it up with stakes sweep

DRF | 4 days ago
It hasn’t been the best of years for jockey Julien Leparoux, but things could be a lot worse. In fact, you won’t hear Leparoux complaining one bit after what he accomplished Saturday at Churchill Downs in sweeping twin turf stakes for 3-year-olds – the Grade 2 Mrs. Revere on the filly Sparkling Review and the Grade 3 Commonwealth Turf on Heart to Heart. Read More...

Souped-up Speechify continues to improve

DRF | 4 days ago
Having had his career slowed by not one but two condylar fractures, and with a daily diet that basically consists of nothing more than soup, it’s a wonder Speechify can still race at all, let alone defeat a quality field like he did in the Kenny Noe Jr. Stakes on Sunday at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Baker loaded for Kennedy Road

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Reade Baker will have a big shot to win Sunday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Kennedy Road Stakes for the second year in a row, as he will start all four horses he has nominated to the race: Jose Sea View, Go Blue Or Go Home, Sharp Sensation, and last year’s Kennedy Road winner, Bear No Joke. Read More...

Law Firm Claims NYRA Owes Nearly $4 Million in Legal Fees

Like an old wound that won’t heal, the Getnick & Getnick law firm retained by prior management of the New York Racing Association as business integrity council went to U.S. Bankruptcy Court... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Delta Jackpot to Air on Sirius XM Radio

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The 12th running of the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel will be broadcast live as "The Race of the Week" on Sirius XM Radio Saturday, Nov. 22. Read More...

Snow, cold temps likely to change complexion of Wednesday feature

DRF | 4 days ago
Wednesday programs typically draw light crowds to Churchill, and given this early snowfall and the forecast of continued freezing temperatures, a record-low attendance wouldn’t be surprising. Regardless, there will be 10 races, including two $43,000, first-level allowances (races 6 and 9). Read More...

Gulfstream hires clocker for Palm Beach Downs

DRF | 4 days ago
Gulfstream Park plans to hire a clocker to record official workout times at the Palm Beach Downs training center, the top official of the track said on Monday. Read More...

Bergman: 2014 Breeders Crown is a family affair

DRF | 4 days ago
In a sport generally dominated by commercial breeding operations, this year’s Breeders Crown finals bring to light that there is indeed opportunity for the small breeder to hit a home run. Read More...

Irish foal crop grows in 2014, Great Britain shrinks

DRF | 4 days ago
The Irish foal crop grew 6 percent in 2014, while the foal population in Great Britain declined, Racing Post reports. Read More...

No Problem scores in Del Mar’s Bob Hope Stakes

OBS Sales | 4 days ago
P and G Stables LLC’s No Problem jumped from a maiden win straight into Saturday’s $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (G3) at Del Mar and came from just off the pace to score a half length victory, with fellow OBS graduate … Read More...

Historical Racing Bill Introduced in Illinois

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A Republican lawmaker from southwest Illinois has proposed a plan allowing betting on old races as a way to boost the state's horse racing industry. Read More...

No Problem looking north for next start

DRF | 4 days ago
With a victory on a synthetic surface on his résumé courtesy of his win in the Bob Hope Stakes for 2-year-olds at Del Mar on Saturday, No Problem may be heading north to Golden Gate Fields for his next start. Read More...

Pick six carryovers swell business

DRF | 4 days ago
The big pick six carryovers over the weekend continued a surge in handle for Del Mar through the first two weeks of the meet. Read More...

Former jockey Pete Moreno dead

DRF | 4 days ago
Del Mar was informed over the weekend of the death in August of former jockey Pete Moreno, who was the leading rider here in 1960 and won the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1961. Read More...

Trip Notes for Nov. 15: Red Smith, Commonwealth, Mrs. Revere and Bob Hope

DRF | 4 days ago
Trip Notes for Saturday, Nov. 15: Red Smith, Commonwealth, Mrs. Revere and Bob Hope by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Nov. 10 – Nov. 12

DRF | 4 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Balmoral, Northfield, Dover and others. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from Nov. 11 – Nov. 13

DRF | 4 days ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Yonkers: Monday 11/17 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 11/17 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Northfield: Monday 11/17 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 4 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Monday 11/17 card at Northfield Parl Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Monday 11/17 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Monday 11/17 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Outsider Achiever’s Legacy Wins Desi Arnaz

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Achiever's Legacy, dismissed at 9-1 as the longest shot in a four-horse field of 2-year-old fillies, rallied in the stretch to win the $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes at Del Mar Nov. 16 under apprentice jockey Drayden Van Dyke. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, November 16, 2014 9:28 PM ET The Goffs November sale kicks off Monday at the Kill Paddocks in County Kildare...On hand for the Irish sale,... Read More...

Franco Sweeps New York-Bred Juvenile Stakes

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Jockey Manuel Franco won both $100,000 stakes for New York-bred 2-year-olds on Nov. 16 at Aqueduct. Read More...