Thoroughbred News

Abel Tasman, Mor Spirit getting time off

DRF | 3 days ago
The Bob Baffert-trained duo of Abel Tasman and Mor Spirit both are getting some time off, but are to remain in training next year. Read More...

Greyvitos to Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity

DRF | 3 days ago
Greyvitos, upset winner of the Bob Hope Stakes for 2-year-olds last weekend, has earned a berth in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity on Dec. 9, trainer Adam Kitchingman said. Read More...

Welder looks sharp for Silver Goblin Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
It is an Oklahoma Classics reunion on Friday night at Remington Park, where five horses who last raced in the statebred stakes series meet in the $50,000 Silver Goblin. Read More...

Hovdey: Final Grade 1’s only count for show and dough

DRF | 3 days ago
There's no use fighting it. Not even the traditional calendar has a chance. The 2017 Thoroughbred racing season, as far as championships go, lasted 10 months and a few days, effectively ending the moment Win the Space trundled home last in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Del Mar on Nov. 4. Read More...

Zandar sharp for Friday turf sprint

DRF | 3 days ago
Seven were entered for Friday's $43,000 feature, a first-level optional claimer at five furlongs on the turf. Trainer Brendan Walsh will send out Zandar as the likely favorite should the race stay on the grass. Read More...

Hall of Famer Lure Dies at Age 28

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Two-time Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) winner and Hall of Famer Lure died the morning Nov. 15 due to infirmities of old age, Claiborne Farm announced. The son of Danzig was 28. Read More...

Smooth Daddy gets some class relief in optional claimer

DRF | 3 days ago
Both Smooth Daddy and Roman Approval are principal players in Friday's third race at Aqueduct, a high-level optional-claiming turf marathon. Read More...

Sadler’s Joy taking a break in Florida

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Tom Albertrani has shipped Breeders' Cup Turf fourth-place finisher Sadler's Joy to the Palm Meadows Training Center in south Florida, where he will be rested before gearing up for next season. Read More...

Aqueduct offering stakes to go with your turkey

DRF | 3 days ago
This Saturday will begin the best two-week run in New York racing until next spring. Twelve stakes with total purses of more than $1.82 million will be run Saturday through Sunday, Nov. 26. The following Saturday, Dec. 2, is Cigar Mile Day, when four stakes with combined purses of $1.45 million will be held at Aqueduct. Read More...

Trevor McCarthy making jump to New York

DRF | 3 days ago
Jockey Trevor McCarthy hasn't ridden since being injured in a May spill at Monmouth Park but expects to be cleared to start galloping horses early next month. When he returns to the races around the first of the year, McCarthy will be changing venues and leaving the friendly confines of Maryland for New York. Read More...

Hall of Famer Lure Passes at Age 28

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Two-time Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) winner and Hall of Famer Lure passed away the morning Nov. 15 due to infirmities of old age, Claiborne Farm announced. The son of Danzig was 28. Read More...

Legendary Horseman Robert Courtney Sr. Dead at 96

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Robert Courtney Sr., who mentored generations of horsemen and dispensed wisdom and laughs at every turn, has died in his Lexington home at age 96. Read More...

Race Horses Now Appoints Interim CEO Leeds

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Horse Races Now Board of Directors has appointed board member R. Scott Leeds as Interim Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Read More...

Dona Bruja’s Cardinal start hinges on turf condition

DRF | 3 days ago
Dona Bruja will be favored as the starting 122-pound highweight Saturday in the Cardinal Handicap, but trainer Ignacio Correas said she will run only if the rainy forecast does not overly affect the Churchill turf course. Read More...

Emerald Downs 2018 season to open April 22

DRF | 3 days ago
Emerald Downs Racetrack and Casino announced that their 2018 meet will begin Sunday, April 22 and conclude Sunday, Sept. 30. Read More...

Stewart eyes Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes for maiden Givemeaminit

DRF | 3 days ago
He's still a maiden, but that wouldn't preclude Givemeaminit from being one of the favorites for the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, one of six graded stakes that help close the 21-day Churchill fall meet next week. Read More...

Van Berg still training as he battles cancer

DRF | 3 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg recently underwent surgery for cancer of his inner jaw but continues to train a stable that will move to Oaklawn Park in Arkansas shortly after the Churchill Downs fall meet ends Nov. 26. Read More...

Impressive maiden winner Batiquitos returns in turf allowance

DRF | 3 days ago
Batiquitos, one of the more impressive debut winners of the Santa Anita winter meeting, finally returns to the races on Friday at Del Mar in a five-furlong turf sprint for older California-bred females. Read More...

Two-time Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Lure dies at 28

DRF | 3 days ago
Hall of Famer and two-time Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Lure died Wednesday morning at his longtime home, Claiborne Farm, due to the infirmities of old age. The son of Danzig was 28. Read More...

Bourke wins trip in and of his dreams

DRF | 3 days ago
Michael Bourke is going to Australia courtesy of Sky Racing World and DRF Tournaments. Bourke, a retired attorney, doesn't play in a lot of handicapping contests, but he is on the DRF Tournaments email list, and a few weeks ago he saw a note about a game that interested him: the Everest Tournament. Read More...

Polar River Set for U.S. Debut in Return to Racing

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
With a new trainer in place and a start in the United States for the first time, group 3 winner Polar River is entered in a one-mile allowance-optional claiming race Nov. 16 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

100 horses on offer in Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners mixed sale

DRF | 3 days ago
The catalog for the 2017 Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners mixed sale is now available online, with 100 horses on offer. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Everybody’s Talking

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
We're talking about the "rivalry" between a certain pair of sale companies, both of which happen to be based in Lexington. Read More...

Southern Gem gets away from the big girls

DRF | 4 days ago
Southern Gem gets some much-needed class relief in Friday's third race at Woodbine, a second-level optional claimer for fillies and mares. Read More...

Stakes winner Fact Finding brings $155,000 at Keeneland November sale

DRF | 4 days ago
Fact Finding, a stakes winner and $500,000 juvenile buy, sold to Texas-based Bart Evans for $155,000 on Tuesday during the racing-age portion of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington, Ky. Read More...

Keeneland November: Partnership hopes to hit home run with Tapit colt Morse Code

DRF | 4 days ago
A partnership led by David Meah landed a pair of notable offerings on Tuesday at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington, Ky., including the well-bred Morse Code for $32,000 and Grade 2-placed Next Shares for $190,000. Read More...

Trainer Brad Cox buys Long On Value from Keeneland November sale

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Brad Cox picked up Grade 2 winner Long On Value for $100,000 out of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington, Ky. Read More...

Airoforce bought on roll of the dice at Keeneland November sale

DRF | 4 days ago
Airoforce, a graded stakes winner on both dirt and turf, sold to Texas-based Jeff Jeans for $12,000 on Tuesday at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington, Ky. Read More...

Grade 2 winner Wildcat Red goes for $45,000 at Keeneland November

DRF | 4 days ago
Grade 2 winner Wildcat Red sold to Douglas Arnold of Buck Pond Farm for $45,000 during Tuesday’s racing-age portion of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington, Ky. Read More...

Former Racehorse Now Works Alongside Birds of Prey

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Shubaat, a Godolphin Rehoming Programme graduate, found new career off the track at Dartmoor Hawking. Read More...

You’re to Blame Tops Keeneland November Eighth Session

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Horses of racing age were featured during the Nov. 14 eighth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, with You're to Blame bringing the highest price of $440,000 paid by Steve Young, as agent.  Read More...

Keeneland November: $440,000 You’re to Blame leads Tuesday session

DRF | 4 days ago
Book 4 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale lacked the star power it had last year, with the dispersal of Conquest Stable’s racing-age stock headlining the section. But all factors considered, this year’s returns were competitive between comparable sessions, led by the $440,000 racing prospect You’re to Blame sold on Tuesday. Read More...

Bennett Joins Thoroughbred Charities of America

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Victoria Bennett has been named as the development manager for Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA). Read More...

Enable Honored as Cartier Horse of the Year

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Juddmonte Farms' homebred 3-year-old filly Enable (GB) was named Cartier Horse of the Year at the 27th annual Cartier Racing Awards ceremony held at the Dorchester Hotel in London Nov. 14. Read More...

500 Christmas Smiles: BGFC Fundraising To Provide Holiday Gifts To Farm Workers’ Children

Central Kentucky's Thoroughbred farm workers are still responsible for their equine charges all throughout the upcoming holiday season. Blue Grass Farms Charities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

Enable named 2017 Cartier Horse of the Year

DRF | 4 days ago
The 3-year-old filly Enable was named the Cartier Horse of the Year for 2017 in an awards ceremony Tuesday night in London. Read More...

Ruis to Stand Saburo and War Envoy in California

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
State's first sons of Medaglia d'Oro and War Front and will be standing at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds. Read More...

Uncaptured, The Big Beast Head Ocala Stud Roster

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Ocala Stud has set stud fees for its 11-stallion roster for 2018, led by Canadian Horse of the Year Uncaptured and grade 1 winner The Big Beast who will both stand for an advertised fee of $6,000.  Read More...

Uncaptured, The Big Beast top Ocala Stud 2018 roster

DRF | 4 days ago
Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla. released the advertised fees for its 2018 stallion roster, co-headlined once again by Uncaptured and The Big Beast, who will each stand for $6,000. Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

DRF | 4 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Wednesday at Aqueduct. Read More...

Denman Elected to SCSB Hall of Fame

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Veteran announcer Trevor Denman will become one of two members of the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame when he is inducted at the 27th annual SCSB Awards Luncheon Jan. 22, 2018, at Lakeside Golf Club in Toluca Lake. Read More...

Ruis Standing Saburo and War Envoy in California

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
State's first sons of Medaglia d'Oro and War Front and will be standing at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds. Read More...

Hong Kong: Lucky Girl might be rounding back into form

DRF | 4 days ago
Lucky Girl is back up to a Class 2 in the featured eighth race Wednesday night at Happy Valley, but at his best last season he got up to a 93 rating, and if his improvement at the new venue is real, Lucky Girl absolutely can win. Read More...

Gio Ponti and Justin Phillip to stand for $5,000 at Castleton Lyons

DRF | 4 days ago
Castleton Lyons in Lexington, Ky., released its advertised stud fees for the 2018 breeding season, with both Gio Ponti and Justin Phillip standing for $5,000. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Nov. 7 – Nov. 9

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

Dover: Downbytheseaside surges into Matron on Thursday

DRF | 4 days ago
Downbytheseaside will try to continue a late-season surge when he faces seven foes in Thursday’s $210,000 Matron Stakes for 3-year-old male pacers at Dover Downs. The colt, who is harness racing’s richest horse of the year, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite despite starting from post seven. Read More...