Thoroughbred News

Mile Draws 19 First-Preference Entries

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan sidelined after dominating back-to-back editions of the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), a slew of contenders pre-entered the turf event to be run Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Slideshow: Pattison Canadian International

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
British invader Hillstar (GB) wins the Pattison Canadian International. Read More...

Slideshow: Pattison Canadian International

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
British invader Hillstar (GB) wins the Pattison Canadian International. Read More...

International Flavor in Sprint Pre-Entries

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With 21 pre-entries, the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) is oversubscribed and has attracted an international field. Hong Kong has its first-ever Breeders' Cup entry in Rich Tapestry. Read More...

International Flavor in Sprint Pre-Entries

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With 21 pre-entries, the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) is oversubscribed and has attracted an international field. Hong Kong has its first-ever Breeders' Cup entry in Rich Tapestry. Read More...

Main Sequence Battles Euro Standouts in Turf

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
United States-based horses will have their work cut out for them in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 1 with a powerful contingent of foreign horses pre-entered, including Coolmore's defending winner Magician. Read More...

Shamardal Colt Tops Arqana Book 2 Opener

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Qatari Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani went €150,000 ($190,851 in United States funds) for a Sharmadal colt, the Oct. 21 session topper at the Arqana October yearling sale in Deauville, France. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Lists Start Times, Bet Options

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Breeders' Cup announced today the order of races, wagering menu ,and post times for the 31st World Championships, to be held Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Top Three Juveniles Get Lots of Company

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Fifteen juveniles have been pre-entered with first preference in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile, as headliners and grade I winners American Pharoah, Carpe Diem, and Daredevil lead the battle for 2-year-old supremacy. Read More...

Turf Sprint Exciting, Popular Race

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With Mizdirection, two-time winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) retired, this year's renewal drew 29 pre-entries, including Reneesgotzip and Tightend Touchdown, who finished in a dead-heat for second last year. Read More...

Artemis Agrotera Among 11 in F&M Sprint

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Two-time grade I winner Artemis Agrotera boasts a three-race win streak going into this year's $1 million DraftKings Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

BC Juvenile Fillies Has Wide-Open Look

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Three automatic qualifiers are among the 15 2-year-old fillies pre-entered in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) set for Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Juvenile Fillies Turf Pre-Entries Strong

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The depth of talent this year is unprecedented in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) with 19 fillies pre-entered. Read More...

Close Hatches, Untapable Take Aim at Distaff

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
After finishing fourth as the favorite in the Spinster Stakes (Oct. 5 at Keeneland, Juddmonte Farms' Close Hatches will try to bounce back in the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff Friday, Nov. 1, at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Artspeak appears ready for Governor’s Cup Final

DRF | 2 days ago
Heading into Saturday’s C$565,000 Governor’s Cup final at Woodbine there are many unanswered questions. Only after the horses cross the finish line will we know whether Metro stakes winner Artspeak is truly back on his game. The wickedly fast son of Western Ideal looked like the next super-horse during the summer, but in his last two races broke stride at key points in the mile. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Artspeak appears ready for Governor’s Cup Final

DRF | 2 days ago
Heading into Saturday’s C$565,000 Governor’s Cup final at Woodbine there are many unanswered questions. Only after the horses cross the finish line will we know whether Metro stakes winner Artspeak is truly back on his game. The wickedly fast son of Western Ideal looked like the next super-horse during the summer, but in his last two races broke stride at key points in the mile. Read More...

Goldencents Seeks Second Dirt Mile Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Goldencents, winner of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) in 2013, leads a group of 12 pre-entered contenders for the 2014 edition as he aims to become the first two-time winner in the race's seven-year history. Read More...

Strong Foreign Invasion for Juvenile Turf

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Nearly half of the runners pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf made their previous start over foreign grass, as European invaders seek to continue their success in the one-mile contest for freshmen. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 10/17 analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Horses to watch from Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 10/17 analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Horses to watch from Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Australia: Fawkner favored in Cox Plate

DRF | 2 days ago
Fawkner, a Group 1 winner on Oct. 11, can solidify his claims for the Melbourne Cup on Nov. 4 in Saturday’s $2,638,500 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Australia. Read More...

Australia: Fawkner favored in Cox Plate

DRF | 2 days ago
Fawkner, a Group 1 winner on Oct. 11, can solidify his claims for the Melbourne Cup on Nov. 4 in Saturday’s $2,638,500 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Australia. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from Oct. 17 – Oct. 18

DRF | 2 days ago
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

Pocono: Horses to watch from Oct. 17 – Oct. 18

DRF | 2 days ago
Horses to watch from Pocono Downs. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 10/23 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Thursday 10/23 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 10/23 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Thursday 10/23 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 10/23 analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Thursday 10/23 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 10/23 analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Thursday 10/23 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Report of Mares Bred Shows Modest Increase

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Led by increases in five major states, the number of mares bred in North America this year increased 1.1% while the number of stallions declined 8.9% according to the Report of Mares Bred released by The Jockey Club Oct. 21. Read More...

Aqlaam’s Moonee Valley Strikes in the Reservoirs

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9:08 AM ET 4th at DVL (DEAUVILLE)G3 Prix des Reservoirs     Winner: Moonee Valley (Fr) by Aqlaam (GB) Cocheese Bloodstock's Moonee Valley (Fr) (Aql... Read More...

Owner-Breeder Nelson Bunker Hunt Dies

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Nelson Bunker Hunt, the Texas oilman who once tried to corner the silver market and a prominent international Thoroughbred owner-breeder, died Oct. 21 at age 88. Read More...

King’s preview: Allowance has stakes sizzle

DRF | 2 days ago
The final week of racing at the fall meet at Keeneland begins Wednesday, and though the card lacks a stakes race, it has an allowance, the featured seventh, loaded with stakes horses. Read More...

Half to War Front Graduates at Deauville

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:13 AM ET 1st at DVL (DEAUVILLE)?25,000 Prix de l'Epronniere (Maiden)     Winner: Jay Gatsby by Giant's Causeway Joseph Allen's homebred Jay Gatsb... Read More...

Love Me Only Trial: Witness Alleges ‘Threatening and Bullying’

The lawsuit over the disputed sale of $2.1 million broodmare Love Me Only being heard by a jury in Fayette Country Circuit Court in Lexington, Ky., figured to come down to a battle of the expert... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

F-T October Yearling Sale Recap Day 2

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Ian Tapp reviews the days results, including details about the top sellers, and comments from Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning on the sale. Read More...

History backs Royal Descent & Wandjina in the Cox Plate

Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago
3YO colts with Caulfield Guineas form and daughters of Redoute's Choice have strong records in the Cox Plate over the past decade... Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:58 PM ET Numbers remained solid at the second session of the Fasig-Tipton October sale with a Street Cry (Ire) colt... Read More...

Trakus Coming to Some Australian Racecourses

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trakus timing and tracking technology is set to be installed at selected racecourses in Victoria, Australia, Racing Victoria and the Victorian Coalition Government announced Oct. 21. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton October: Steady returns in second session

DRF | 2 days ago
The second day of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale continued a consistent renewal of the North American yearling market’s final major event, posting the second-highest single-day gross in the auction’s history. Read More...

F-T October Running Ahead of 2013 Record Pace

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
At its second session, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's October yearling sale saw a $400,000 sale leader and gains that suggest the auction could surpass 2013's record numbers, but buybacks were still trending higher. Read More...

Street Cry colt to Conquest Stables

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 8:23 PM ET FTKOCT (Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling Sale)hip 803     yearling C     Street Cry (Ire)--Never is a promise   &nb... Read More...

Raffetto signs on as consultant to New England HBPA

DRF | 2 days ago
Lou Raffetto, a longtime industry executive who once served as the vice president of racing at Suffolk Downs for nine years, has signed on as a consultant to the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association. Read More...

Her Emmynency out of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Michael Stidham said Her Emmynency is out of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. According to Stidham, Her Emmynency came down with colitis Sunday evening and is responding well to treatment at Chino Valley Equine Hospital in Chino Hills, Calif. Read More...

HRTV to Air Live Coverage of Breeders’ Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
HRTV will present comprehensive live coverage leading into, and continuing through, the 31st Breeders' Cup World Championships, to be held Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Fox Hill Goes to $320,000 for Tiznow Colt

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 4:45 PM ET FTKOCT (Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling Sale)hip 652     yrl C     Tiznow--Lasting Appeal     320,000&nb... Read More...

Fawkner, Adelaide Among Cox Plate Favorites

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Recent Caulfield Stakes (Aus-I) victor Fawkner is the favorite in a full field of 14 for the Sportingbet Cox Plate (Aus-I), Australia's premier weight-for-age race, Oct. 25 at Moonee Valley. Read More...

Kentucky officials to meet with drug lab on testing delays

DRF | 3 days ago
The two top officials of Kentucky’s racing regulatory commission will meet on Wednesday with the management of the privately held drug-testing laboratory that conducts the state’s post-race drug tests to discuss the lab’s persistent delays, officials said Tuesday. Read More...

Raffetto Joins New England HPBA Effort

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Lou Raffetto, former Suffolk Downs vice president of racing, is teaming with the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association in their efforts to structure a deal that would restore live racing at the track. Read More...

Raffetto Joins New England HBPA Effort

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Lou Raffetto, former Suffolk Downs vice president of racing, is teaming with the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association in its efforts to structure a deal that would restore live racing at the track. Read More...

Kentucky Regulator Approves 2015 Race Dates

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
At its regular Oct. 21 meeting at the Kentucky Horse Park, the KHRC approved race dates for next season that kept in place an agreement on September dates made by Churchill Downs, Kentucky Downs, and Ellis Park. Read More...