Thoroughbred News

Collected Breezes at Santa Anita for Pegasus

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Speedway Stable's 5-year-old, grade 1 winner Collected was sent out by trainer Bob Baffert for a seven-furlong breeze at Santa Anita Park under Mike Smith Jan. 15 in preparation for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1). Read More...

Super Saver’s Mourinho dominates Smarty Jones S.

Mourinho, a 3-year-old Super Saver colt, left little doubt who was the best 3-year-old in Monday's $150,000 Smarty Jones S. at Oaklawn Park, cruising to a 3 1/4-length front-running score... Read More...

Empire Line holds off Evaluator in Damon Runyon

DRF | 3 days ago
In his second career start, Empire Line showed some toughness to go along with his talent, fending off a late challenge from the stakes-winning Evaluator to win Monday’s $100,000 Damon Runyon Stakes by a nose at Aqueduct. Read More...

Divine Miss Grey dominates Interborough Stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Divine Miss Grey completed a 10-month ascension from low-level claiming horse to stakes winner Monday with an authoritative 3 1/4-length victory in the $100,000 Interborough Stakes at Aqueduct. Read More...

Divine Miss Grey Earns First Stakes Win in Interborough

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
After closing out 2017 with a 3 3/4-length allowance-optional claiming race victory at Aqueduct Racetrack, Divine Miss Grey secured her first stakes victory Jan. 15, winning the $100,000 Interborough Stakes at Aqueduct by 3 1/4 lengths. Read More...

Grade 1 Winner Early Pioneer Dies at Old Friends

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Early Pioneer, winner of the 2000 Sempra Energy Hollywood Gold Cup (G1), was euthanized Jan. 12 at Old Friends, the Georgetown, Ky. Thoroughbred retirement farm where he had been since 2009.  Read More...

Sporting Chance Works Toward Seasonal Debut

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Grade 1 winner Sporting Chance took another step toward his 3-year-old debut, working a sharp half-mile Jan. 15 at Oaklawn Park for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas in advance of a possible start in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Feb. 19. Read More...

Champion Dreaming of Anna Dies at 14

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Dreaming of Anna, the 2006 champion 2-year-old filly, died of a ruptured aorta Jan. 9 at Woodspring Farm near Versailles, Ky., Dr. Gary Priest confirmed Jan. 15. She was 14. Read More...

Horsemen hope for end to Belmont Park quarantine

DRF | 3 days ago
New York racing officials and horsemen are hopeful that a quarantine placed on a Belmont Park barn on Jan. 10 will be lifted later this week. Read More...

Jazil draws six; Robb fails to fill

DRF | 3 days ago
There is a void of older male stakes horses on the grounds, evidenced by the fact only six horses were entered Monday for Saturday's $100,000 Jazil Stakes and the Alex M. Robb, a race for New York-breds, has not been able to fill for two straight days. Read More...

Sporting Chance drills at Oaklawn

DRF | 3 days ago
Sporting Chance, the most accomplished young horse at Oaklawn, on Monday had his second work since winning the Grade 1 Hopeful in September at Saratoga. Read More...

Farrell’s win, Dreaming of Anna’s death make bittersweet weekend

DRF | 3 days ago
It was a bittersweet opening weekend for trainer Wayne Catalano at Oaklawn. He sent out stable star Farrell to win her 4-year-old debut in the $125,000 Pippin Stakes on Saturday, but later learned of the passing of champion Dreaming of Anna, whom he trained for breeder-owner Frank Calabrese. Read More...

Sonneteer to return to Oaklawn for Razorback

DRF | 3 days ago
Sonneteer, the upset winner of the Fifth Season Stakes at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas last Friday, was scheduled to return to trainer Keith Desormeaux's base at Santa Anita on Monday, but only for a limited time. Read More...

Collected impresses in seven-furlong drill

DRF | 3 days ago
Collected, the 5-year-old multiple stakes-winning millionaire, worked seven furlongs in 1:24.20 on Monday at Santa Anita under jockey Mike Smith. Read More...

San Marcos among options for Itsinthepost

DRF | 3 days ago
There is no urgency to planning a late winter campaign for Itsinthepost, winner of the Grade 2 San Gabriel Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf Jan. 6 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Maryland Horse Breeders Association Hires Maroon PR

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Maroon PR today announced it has been hired by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) to serve as its public relations agency of record. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 1/16 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Tuesday 1/16 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Bullet work for Unique Bella

DRF | 3 days ago
Unique Bella worked a bullet five furlongs in 59 seconds Monday at Santa Anita as she prepares for the Feb. 10 Santa Maria Stakes. Read More...

Frost Wise may not have much company in Bay Ridge

DRF | 3 days ago
The $100,000 Bay Ridge Stakes for New York-bred fillies and mares has been a battle of attrition. And it hasn't even been run yet. Read More...

Memorializing A Racing Legend – The JVB Way

Last Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, Caruth-Hale Funeral Home in Hot Springs, Ark., opened its doors to a steady flow of family and friends of John Charles “Jack” Van Berg. The reception area was filled with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

Trainer says Heart to Heart fine after loss

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Brian Lynch was generous Monday in offering “no excuse” for Heart to Heart's subpar performance in the Fort Lauderdale Stakes. Read More...

Malagacy vs. Recruiting Ready in Thursday allowance

DRF | 3 days ago
Malagacy and Recruiting Ready, two stakes-quality colts making their 4-year-old debuts following lengthy layoffs, will face each other Thursday in an intriguing feature at Gulfstream. Read More...

Mr. Jordan, Richard the Great to meet again in Sunshine Millions Classic

DRF | 3 days ago
A rematch among Florida-breds exiting a graded stakes will be a main storyline Saturday at Gulfstream Park when Mr. Jordan and Richard the Great run in the richest of four races comprising the 16th Sunshine Millions. Read More...

English Soul likely for Busher

DRF | 3 days ago
English Soul, the 2 3/4-length winner of Sunday's East View Stakes for New York-bred fillies, will likely make her next start in the $200,000 Busher Stakes on March 3, trainer Ray Handal said. Read More...

Gun Runner Set for Thursday Flight to Florida

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Gun Runner came out of his impressive Jan. 14 workout at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in fine order and now awaits a Jan. 18 flight to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Mo Cash set for a challenge in Sunshine Millions Sprint

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Ron Spatz knows Mo Cash will be facing his stiffest challenge yet when he squares off against one of the premier sprinters in the country, X Y Jet, in Saturday's Sunshine Millions Sprint. Read More...

Originator among sharp debut winners

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Ian Wilkes is not known for his success with first time starters. But he certainly had Originator fit and ready to go off the bench when making her debut in Sunday's finale. Read More...

Intriguing 3-year-olds in allowance feature

DRF | 3 days ago
The most intriguing of the Wednesday afternoon's co-features at Gulfstream is the ninth event, carded at seven furlongs for 3-year-olds. Read More...

Harness: Hervey, Smallsreed winners announced

DRF | 3 days ago
The winners of the Hervey and Smallsreed awards will be recognized at the Dan Patch Awards banquet Feb. 25 in Orlando. Read More...

First Foal for New York-Based War Dancer is a Colt

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A colt out of Sadie's Song born Jan. 6 at Waldorf Farm near North Chatham, N.Y., is the first foal for multiple graded stakes winner War Dancer, who stands at Lere Visagie's Rockridge Stud near Hudson, N.Y. Read More...

Fields taking shape for Skyway Festival stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Fields are taking shape for the three stakes that comprise the Skyway Festival Day program Saturday at Tampa – the Pasco, a local prep for the Sam F. Davis; the Gasparilla; and the Wayward Lass. Read More...

Gallardo racking up triples

DRF | 3 days ago
Leading jockey Antonio Gallardo won three races Sunday at Tampa, marking the sixth time in the last 11 racing days the 30-year-old Spaniard has racked up a three-bagger. Read More...

Fornatale: How I’ll play Aqueduct for Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

DRF | 3 days ago
Daily Racing Form writer Peter Thomas Fornatale analyzes Monday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

First Foal for New York-Based War Dancer a Colt

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A colt out of Sadie's Song born Jan. 6 at Waldorf Farm in North Chatham, N.Y. is the first foal for multiple graded stakes winner War Dancer, who stands at Lere Visagie's Rockridge Stud near Hudson, N.Y. Read More...

Dreaming of Anna, 2-year-old champ of 2006, dies at 14

DRF | 3 days ago
Dreaming of Anna, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2006, has died, according to Wayne Catalano, who trained the filly for her breeder, Frank Calabrese. She was 14. Read More...

Instilled Regard takes Fair Grounds’ Lecomte Stakes

OBS Sales | 3 days ago
OXO Equine’s Instilled Regard sat just off the early leaders in Saturday’s $200,000 Lecomte Stakes (G3) at Fair Grounds, moved to take command after straightening away in stretch and drew away late to win by 3-3/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate … Read More...

Trip Notes for Jan. 13: La Canada, Lecomte, and more

DRF | 3 days ago
Instilled Regard flattered the form of the West Coast Kentucky Derby hopefuls as the $1 million son of Arch proved an easy winner in the Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds Read More...

Sparkman: Mo to come from Uncle Mo

DRF | 3 days ago
The headline for a recent stallion advertisement exerted perhaps a very different effect on my brain than the advertiser planned. “The stallion who made the best-ever start at stud” immediately made me think of Uncle Mo instead of the stallion advertised. Read More...

First foal is a colt for multiple G1-winning millionaire Brody’s Cause

Spendthrift Farm’s Brody’s Cause, the Grade 1-winning 2-year-old and 3-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, sired his first reported foal on January 11th when a colt was born at Wynnstay Farm in Winchester, KY... Read More...

Instilled Regard Better Than Going in After Lecomte

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
OXO Equine's Instilled Regard exited his triumph in the Lecomte Stakes (G3) in fantastic fashion according to Christina Jelm, the assistant for Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Read More...