Thoroughbred News

Private Zone adds intrigue to deep Turf Monster

DRF | 2 days ago
The presence of Private Zone in the Grade 3 Turf Monster on Monday adds juice to a race that was already filled to the brim. Read More...

On Rainbow Bridge shortens up in Etobicoke Stakes

DRF | 2 days ago
After two route tries, On Rainbow Bridge will cut back to a sprint distance and face open company in Monday’s $100,000 Etobicoke Stakes over six furlongs for 3-year-old fillies at Woodbine. Read More...

Satin Gold gets first stakes win in Ricks Memorial

DRF | 2 days ago
Satin Gold gave Dewey Smith his first stakes win as a trainer Friday night, when she rallied for a one-length win over Lady Haddassah in the $50,000 Ricks Memorial at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. It was another neck back to Sandsarita in third. Read More...

Bernier: How I’d play Del Mar on Saturday, Aug. 30

DRF | 2 days ago
I’ll focus on the final Saturday late pick four of the 2014 Del Mar summer meet. The sequence consists of races 8-11. Read More...

Investigation at Saratoga

There have been 11 horse deaths so far at the Saratoga meeting that ends Monday, up from eight last year, said Scott E. Palmer, the New York State equine medical director. Read More...

Third Group 1 placing for Sweet Idea

Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago
On a day of excellent performances for Arrowfield-sired performers, Snitzel's daughter Sweet Idea was the undoubted star... Read More...

Vernon: Sebastian K, Father Patrick dominate on Friday

DRF | 2 days ago
Sebastian K breezed to the easiest kind of victory capturing the $236,000 Crawford Farms Open Trot in a sensible 1:53 mile at Vernon Downs on Friday night. One race earlier, Father Patrick got back in the win column with a 1:52 2/5 score. Read More...

Red Outlaw remains unbeaten with El Cajon win

DRF | 2 days ago
On Friday at Del Mar, Red Outlaw added a two-turn race to his impressive and growing resume, leading start to finish in the $100,500 El Cajon Stakes for 3-year-olds to run his perfect record to five wins. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 8:43 PM ET When the GI Spinaway S. at Saratoga Sunday becomes official, Tom Durkin will hang up his binoculars and turn off... Read More...

Competitive Group Entered for Smarty Jones

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Ten 3-year-olds, some of which may have their sights on the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) in three weeks, will battle in the $300,000 Smarty Jones Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 1 at Parx Racing. Read More...

Barretts October Yearling Catalog Available

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The catalog for Barretts October Yearling Sale, featuring 259 yearlings to be sold Oct. 7, is now online and will be mailed soon. Read More...

Hollendorfer Duo Part of Even Yellow Ribbon

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, whose recent hot streak has lifted him to the top of the Del Mar standings, sends out a strong pair in Heat Du Jour and Parranda in the $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (gr. IIT). Read More...

Stallion Oxbow to Stand at Calumet in 2015

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Oxbow, who last year became Calumet's eighth Preakness (gr. I) winner, will be relocated to the storied farm for the 2015 breeding season. Read More...

Miss Frost wins Riskaverse Stakes on front end

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Tom Albertrani said earlier in the week that Miss Frost can be a bit quirky when in tight quarters with other horses, and that he’d like jockey Edgar Prado to find her a spot somewhere in the clear during Friday’s $100,000 Riskaverse at Saratoga. Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Beware of Man Cave in Vice Regent

DRF | 3 days ago
Man Cave (6-1) could be the main threat to the deserving 2-1 favorite, Spadina Road, in the Vice Regent Stakes, a one-mile turf race for Ontario-sired 3-year-olds. Read More...

Whisper Hill Colt Proves Quite ‘Elusive’

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 4:50 PM ET 7th at GP (Gulfstream Park)Msw ($43K)     Winner: Elusive Stamp by Elusive Quality Elusive Stamp burned up the turf with a wire-to-wire six-... Read More...

Machiavelique’s last two Beyers stand out

DRF | 3 days ago
A repeat of either of his last two races would make Machiavelique a standout in Tuesday’s $31,000 feature at Mountaineer Racetrack, a no-conditions allowance scheduled for a mile and 70 yards on turf. Read More...

Litfin’s preview: Wise Dan returns in Bernard Baruch

DRF | 3 days ago
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who underwent colic surgery soon after winning the Turf Classic on the Kentucky Derby undercard, returns to the races in the Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch, which is race 5 and the first of four graded stakes on a 12-race program, along with the Prioress (8th), Forego (10th), and Woodward (11th). Read More...

Candy Ride Colt Wows at Second Asking

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 4:13 PM ET 1st at AP (Arlington Park)MSW ($31K)     Winner: Nun the Less by Candy Ride (ARG) Nun the Less (Candy Ride {Arg}) justifies 4-5 favoritism w... Read More...

Oxbow will stand at Calumet Farm in 2015

DRF | 3 days ago
Oxbow, winner of the 2013 Preakness Stakes, will move to owner Brad Kelley’s Calumet Farm for 2015. Read More...

Large fields for Parx Labor Day stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
The four Labor Day Monday stakes at Parx drew large, deep fields that should make them highly appealing to horseplayers. Read More...

Minnesota enjoys sales upturn

DRF | 3 days ago
Business rolled in at a record pace during the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association’s yearling and mixed sale Aug. 11, providing a potential glimpse at the future of the state’s breeding program in the wake of a lucrative agreement between Canterbury Park and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. Read More...

Jacks or Better Farm and Stanley Gold Loaded for Florida Sire Stakes

Michael Compton | 3 days ago
Jacks or Better Farm, trainer Stanley Gold loaded for Florida Sire Stakes.(Read more...) Read More...

Micromanage Set for Another Distance Test

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
After rolling to the easiest of victories in the 1 3/4-mile Birdstone Stakes, Micromanage will cut back to a mere 1 1/2 miles when the 4-year-old Medaglia d'Oro colt starts in the $200,000 Greenwood Cup Stakes. Read More...

Ben’s Cat Seeks Third Turf Monster Victory

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat will seek his third victory in the $300,000 Turf Monster Handicap (gr. IIIT) when the race is run again Sept. 1 at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania. Read More...

Santa Anita Hosts Handicapping Event Oct. 4-5

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Santa Anita Autumn Handicapping Challenge, featuring $100,000 in prize money, will be offered during the second weekend of the upcoming autumn meet Oct. 4-5, the track announced. Read More...

Texas Racing Commission OKs Instant Racing

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Texas Racing Commission on Aug. 29 approved a plan to allow historical racing at horse and dog tracks statewide, despite pending legal action, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Read More...

Ben’s Cat Seeks Third Turf Monster Victory

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat will seek his third victory in the $300,000 Turf Monster Handicap (gr. IIIT) when the race is run again Sept. 1 at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania. Read More...

DRF Plus Graded Stakes Analysis: Washington Park Handicap

DRF | 3 days ago
DRF Plus graded stakes analysis for the Washington Park from Arlington. Read More...

State to investigate Saratoga horse deaths

DRF | 3 days ago
The equine medical director for New York said Friday “a thorough investigation” will be conducted into the 10 equine fatalities that have occurred during the Saratoga meet. Read More...

Next stop Santa Anita for Stopshoppingdebbie

DRF | 3 days ago
The undefeated 4-year-old Stopshoppingdebbie will make her next start in either the Grade 1, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes on Sept. 27, or the Grade 3, $100,000 L.A. Woman Stakes on Oct. 4. Read More...

Vicar’s in Trouble, East Hall among large field expected for Super Derby

DRF | 3 days ago
The Grade 2, $400,000 Super Derby next Saturday, Sept. 6, at Louisiana Downs could have a sizeable field. There are at least 11 horses in the mix for the 1 1/8-mile race that will anchor a program of seven stakes worth a collective $900,000. The card is the richest of the meet in Bossier City, La. Read More...

Angela Renee gets the call for Grade 1 Spinaway

DRF | 3 days ago
Though he is keeping the Schuylerville Stakes winner Fashion Alert in the barn, trainer Todd Pletcher still comes into Sunday’s Grade 1 Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga well armed.
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Officials Examining Horse Deaths at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
New York officials said Aug. 29 they are conducting a probe into the relatively high number of equine deaths during the New York Racing Association's Saratoga Race Course meet. Read More...

Knee Surgery to Sideline Kid Cruz for Year

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Grade III winner Kid Cruz, most recently fourth in the Travers Stakes (gr. I), is having surgery to remove a chip from his left knee and will miss the rest of the year, trainer Linda Rice said Aug. 29 from Saratoga. Read More...

California Chrome Progressing Toward PA Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Dual classic winner California Chrome had his first five-furlong workout since returning to training at Los Alamitos Race Course Aug. 29, covering the distance handily in 1:01 flat with regular rider Victor Espinoza aboard. Read More...

Heat Transfer tries six furlongs in Tah Dah

DRF | 3 days ago
Ohio-bred 2-year-old fillies take center stage Sunday afternoon at Belterra Park to contest the $50,000 Tah Dah Stakes. Read More...

Enterprising seeks sweep of turf series

DRF | 3 days ago
Enterprising, the winner of the Oceanside Stakes and the Grade 3 La Jolla earlier this meet, seeks a sweep of this track’s grass stakes for 3-year-olds when he heads a field of eight in the Grade 2, $300,000 Del Mar Derby on Sunday. Read More...

Needmore Flattery leads field of nine in DeBartolo Memorial

DRF | 3 days ago
Older Ohio-bred fillies and mares will battle for superiority Sunday in the $50,000 Rose Debartolo Memorial at ThistleDown. Read More...

Attractive matchup looming in Hopeful

DRF | 3 days ago
On Friday, trainer Tony Dutrow sounded as though I Spent It would run in Monday’s Grade 1, $350,000 Hopeful, setting up a closing-day showdown with impressive maiden winner Competitive Edge. Read More...

For High Dollar Woman, it’s wait till next year

DRF | 3 days ago
High Dollar Woman, who won a fast maiden race for 2-year-old fillies here earlier in the meet, will likely not run again until next year, trainer Tony Dutrow said Friday. Read More...

Clement pair should handle distance in Glens Falls

DRF | 3 days ago
There are plenty of questions to be answered in Sunday’s $150,000 Glens Falls Handicap, among them the prospective pace scenario and the ability of several of the top contenders to maintain their form while stretching out around three turns for the first time in their careers.
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Lemon Drop Kid: A Class Act

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Lemon Drop Kid was the complete package when he went to stud in 2001 with an impeccable pedigree, top-of-his-class ability all three years racing, and dashing good looks. Read More...

Delaware Park issues refunds after tote malfunction

DRF | 3 days ago
All wagers were refunded on the third race at Delaware Park on Thursday after a technical issue allowed betting to remain open after the race had started. The refunds totaled $148,376. Read More...

Saratoga Racing Secretary Gabriel Leaving

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Dan Eidson has been named the New York Racing Association's interim racing secretary for the fall championship meet at Belmont Park, which begins Sept. 5. Read More...

Big Cazanova will target graded stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Big Cazanova set his second track record of the season with a runaway allowance victory going 1 1/8 miles Thursday and now will get a shot in graded stakes company, trainer Peter Miller said Friday morning. Read More...

Santa Anita to hold live-money handicapping tournament

DRF | 3 days ago
Santa Anita will have a live-money handicapping tournament, the Santa Anita Autumn Handicapping Challenge, the second weekend of its autumn meet, Oct. 4-5, the track announced on Friday. Read More...

Wallyanna Back for More in Saranac

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
After acing his graded stakes debut Aug. 8 with a 23-1 upset of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga, Wallyanna looks to continue his success Sept. 1 in the Saranac (gr. IIIT). Read More...

Iron Fist will take a shot in Futurity

DRF | 3 days ago
Om would have been the favorite in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity on closing day Wednesday, but a minor setback will keep him out. As a result, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said he will take a shot in the race with Iron Fist, who is winless after two starts but was second to Om in a maiden race here Aug. 9. Read More...

Broken Sword the one to beat in Tranquility Lake

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has the horse to beat Sunday in the $90,000 Tranquility Lake Stakes. Read More...