Thoroughbred News

Yearling Market Nears Finish Line

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
As the yearling auction season nears the finish line with two sales remaining, it appears that the year will end with modest declines in all major metrics, continuing the trends seen in recent years and earlier this year in the juvenile market. Read More...

Paulick Report 9/27 News Minute

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French debut double for Redoute’s Choice 2YOs

Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago
The day after his daughter Gold Luck won on debut at Maisons-Laffitte, Redoute's Choice has posted a double at Bordeaux, courtesy of Wajnah and Spotify... Read More...

Texas Chrome Pointing to Dirt Mile

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Texas Chrome's victory in the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby on Sept. 25 at Remington Park, may have punched his ticket to the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I). Read More...

Pompa, Brown Connect on Dirt in Pa. Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Paul Pompa Jr. has enjoyed a string of graded stakes winners over the past eight years, and Connect's victory in the Pennsylvania Derby over an all-star cast has him and trainer Chad Brown aiming high with the Curlin colt. Read More...

Racing’s Stars Set for Santa Anita Saturday

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Two of racing's biggest stars—California Chrome and Beholder—will make their final starts before the Breeders' Cup on the Oct. 1 Santa Anita Park card as they take advantage of the opportunity to prep at the site of this year's World Championships. Read More...

Art Exhibit and Sale at Santa Anita Park

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Santa Anita Park, in partnership with the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) and the California Art Club (CAC), will host a fine art exhibit celebrating The Great Race Place, beginning this Friday, Sept. 30 through Saturday, Oct. 22. Read More...

Neuman Set to Call Los Alamitos Winter Meet

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Track announcer Bobby Neuman will return to Los Alamitos Race Course to call the Winter meet in December. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton releases October sale catalog

DRF | 3 days ago
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 1,250 yearlings for its Kentucky fall yearling sale, to be held over three sessions Oct. 24-26 in Lexington, Ky. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton October Catalog Available

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 1,250 yearlings for The October Sale, scheduled Oct. 24-26 in Lexington.  The three continuous sessions will begin each morning at 10 a.m. for the Monday through Wednesday sale. Read More...

Tara’s Tango headed to Spinster

DRF | 3 days ago
Instead of facing Beholder and Stellar Wind in the Grade 1, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita, Tara’s Tango will run in the Grade 1, $500,000 Spinster Stakes at Keeneland one week later. Read More...

Hong Kong Selections for Wednesday, September 28

DRF | 3 days ago
Hong Kong Selections for Wednesday, September 28 Read More...

Tattersalls Ireland 2017 Sales Dates 

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Schedule at three venues remains essentially unchanged. Read More...

Zoccali: Once in a lifetime chance to market a superstar

DRF | 3 days ago
Harness racing has a star and they don’t know what to do about it. His name is Wiggle It Jiggleit. Read More...

Xpressbet Unveils Financial Stimulus Package

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Xpressbet has introduced a Financial Stimulus Package for Horseplayers that includes discounted past performances, lucrative wagering bonuses and an industry-leading Sign Up Bonus for new customers. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Twenty-Four Hours

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Sale, medication issues consume Keeneland day and night Read More...

Tampa Bay Announces Richest Stakes Schedule

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Twenty-four stakes worth nearly $3 million are scheduled Read More...

Dayton: Wiggle It Jiggleit faces Always B Miki in Pacing Derby

DRF | 4 days ago
Always B Miki and Wiggle It Jiggleit, the two most dominant active pacers in the world, will match strides for the seventh time this season in the $150,000 Dayton Pacing Derby at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Friday night (September 30). In their head-to-head confrontations, Always B Miki has won three times, capturing the Jim Ewart Memorial, the William Haughton Memorial and the Ben Franklin. Wiggle It Jiggleit was victorious in the Canadian Pacing Derby and the Dan Patch, and was runner-up to Shamballa in the U. S. Pacing Championship where Always B Miki finished fourth. Read More...

Have Horseplayers Lost Touch With the Horse?

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
That connection unfortunately has been lost through technology, which in many ways has made the life of a horseplayer much easier. But has it also become less rewarding? Read More...

Tampa Bay Downs adds one turf stakes for 2017, boosts statebred stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
The rebirth of a turf stakes for 3-year-olds and higher purses for the Florida Cup stakes for statebreds are the most significant changes to the 2016-17 stakes schedule at Tampa Bay Downs, which opens its meet Nov. 26. The schedule features 24 stakes worth a track-record $2.975 million, up from $2.7 million for 23 stakes at the 2015-16 meet. Read More...

Monmouth suspends trainer Bradley for 45 days

DRF | 4 days ago
The Monmouth Park board of stewards has suspended trainer Chloe Bradley for 45 days and fined her $1,500 for entering Lucy N Ethel in the Aug. 14 Blue Sparkler Stakes. Read More...

Ivan Fallunovalot good to go after Vance win

DRF | 4 days ago
Ivan Fallunovalot overcame a difficult trip to win the $150,000 David M. Vance for the third time in his career Sunday at Remington Park and was none the worse for wear Monday. Read More...

Ambitious Champion kicks off season in Wistaria Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
Ambitious Champion, a Group 3 winner in Hong Kong in April, will start for the first time in the 2016-17 Hong Kong Season in Wednesday’s $225,652 Wistaria Handicap at about a mile on turf at Happy Valley Racecourse. Read More...

Evangeline Downs opens 46-date Quarter Horse meet Wednesday

DRF | 4 days ago
Evangeline Downs turns its attention to Quarter Horse racing on Wednesday night. The Opelousas, La., track will open a 46-date meet that runs through Dec. 17. Read More...

Brown has two for Champagne

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Chad Brown said Sunday he will most likely run both Practical Joke, winner of the Grade 1 Hopeful, and Favorable Outcome, a sharp debut winner at Saratoga, in the Grade 1 Champagne at Belmont on Oct. 8. Read More...

Mo Town targets Nashua

DRF | 4 days ago
Mo Town, a seven-length winner of a one-mile maiden race at Belmont last Saturday, will be pointed to the Grade 3, $200,000 Nashua Stakes on the Nov. 4 opening day card at Aqueduct, trainer Tony Dutrow said Monday. Read More...

Cavorting starts working toward Breeders’ Cup Distaff

DRF | 4 days ago
Cavorting won't have many workouts between now and the Breeders' Cup Distaff, but she had one on Monday, breezing a half-mile in 48 seconds over the Belmont Park main track. It was the first work for Cavorting since her victory in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign at Saratoga on Aug. 27. Read More...

The RNA Conundrum at Public Auctions

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Keeneland reported there were 1,006 yearlings that went unsold at the September yearling sale, for an RNA rate of 26.5%. In reality, the RNA rate was considerably lower due to the large number of horses that sold after they left the ring. Read More...

Luzzi, Gaffalione try to pull upset

DRF | 4 days ago
Lane Luzzi and Tyler Gaffalione will go head to head on key contenders in Thursday's $37,000 allowance feature at Gulfstream. Luzzie rides With a Kiss and Gaffalione is aboard Tiz Boa in the 7 1/2-furlong turf test for statebred fillies and mares. Read More...

Luzzi a contender for top apprentice honors

DRF | 4 days ago
Last summer it was Tyler Gaffalione who parlayed his success during the Gulfstream Park summer meet into an Eclipse Award as the nation's leading apprentice. Now it's Lane Luzzi who is taking a similar path. Read More...

Paulick Report 9/26 News Minute

The Paulick Report sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn't stop after you've had your morning coffee. Each weekday at mid-day,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

Nicks taking a shot in In Reality, My Dear Girl

DRF | 4 days ago
There won't be many horses lining up alongside Three Rules for Saturday's $500,000 In Reality Stakes at Gulfstream. But one 2-year-old expected to be there for the finale of the Florida Sire Stakes series will be Illmatic, who is short on experience but long on potential, according to his trainer, Ralph Nicks. Read More...

Texas Chrome eyes Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

DRF | 4 days ago
Texas Chrome and Sticksstatelydude were headed in different directions on Monday, the morning after they finished one-two in the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park. Read More...

Handle, average field size down sharpy at Monmouth meet

DRF | 4 days ago
Wagering figures at the recently completed Monmouth Park meet in Oceanport, N.J., tumbled across the board, according to figures released by the track Sunday night, reflecting the track's struggles to fill races and card competitive betting contests. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 9/28 Analysis + Pick Four Ticket

DRF | 4 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 9/28 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Steve Wolfson headed back to NHC

DRF | 4 days ago
The 2003 National Handicapping Championship winner topped the BCQualify leaderboard on Sunday. Steve Wolfson Jr. won his way back to the NHC earlier this year via a DRFBets event. This weekend, he was one of five players to qualify for the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge in a two-round contest held at DRF Tournaments. Read More...

Big World in Thursday feature after long layoff

DRF | 4 days ago
Big World makes her long-awaited 3-year-old debut in a second-level allowance race that serves as the featured event on Thursday's program at Belmont Park, one that has 67 horses entered in nine races. Read More...

Keeneland September had global attraction

DRF | 4 days ago
Like a global Thoroughbred convention, international buyers descended upon the recently concluded Keeneland September yearling sale, with outfits from five continents showing that the American Thoroughbred is in demand the world over. Read More...

NBC Will Air Pegasus World Cup

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The NBC Sports Group will provide 90 minutes of live coverage Jan. 28 from Gulfstream Park that will be available on TVs, desktop computers, and mobile devices. Read More...

Aqueduct to run 29 stakes during fall meet

DRF | 4 days ago
Anchored by the Grade 1 Cigar Mile, Aqueduct will host 29 stakes – 11 of which are graded – worth $4.85 million during the fall meet, which begins Nov. 4. The Cigar Mile tops a four-stakes card on Nov. 26 which also includes the Grade 2 Remsen, Grade 2 Demoiselle, and Grade 3 Comely. Read More...

Wonder Gal on top of game for Gallant Bloom

DRF | 4 days ago
Wonder Gal came off a seven-month layoff on Sept. 2 with the best performance of career, winning a New York-bred allowance race by 11 1/2 lengths at Saratoga. Saturday, she is scheduled to return to open company in the Grade 2, $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap. Read More...

Vosburgh marks end to Joking’s break

DRF | 4 days ago
After a planned summer freshening, Joking will return to the races in Saturday's Grade 1, $350,000 Vosburgh Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

Pinhooking Rookie Scores Big at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
In her first foray into Thoroughbred ownership, Samantha Menker paid $2,700 for a Gemologist colt at this year’s Keeneland January mixed sale and sold him in September for $125,000. Read More...

Forever Unbridled coming for Beldame

DRF | 4 days ago
Forever Unbridled, the Apple Blossom winner, was scheduled on Monday to ship from Kentucky to Belmont where on Saturday she will run in the Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame Stakes for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles. Read More...

Flintshire on his own for Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

DRF | 4 days ago
Flintshire will not have any pace help when he seeks his fourth consecutive victory of the year in Saturday's Grade 1, $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park. Read More...

Gold Luck wins on debut in France

Arrowfield Stud | 4 days ago
Gold Luck, the Redoute's Choice half-sister to international champion Goldikova, won her debut in promising style at Maisons-Laffitte on Monday... Read More...

Songbird targets Breeders’ Cup Distaff after Cotillion win

DRF | 4 days ago
Songbird, who remained unbeaten with an authoritative victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Cotillion at Parx on Saturday, was scheduled to be flown back to Southern California on Wednesday to begin preparing for the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff at Santa Anita on Nov. 4. Read More...

Canadian International next for Da Big Hoss

DRF | 4 days ago
With time running out to fulfill quarantine and vaccination requirements, Da Big Hoss won't be heading to Australia for the Melbourne Cup after all and instead will run in the Canadian International at Woodbine. Read More...

Mohawk: Tuesday 9/27 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Tuesday 9/27 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Runhappy scaring ‘em away from Ack Ack

DRF | 4 days ago
The heavy lifting is over for Runhappy after he was sent through his final breeze Sunday at Keeneland in preparation for his eagerly awaited return to racing Saturday at Churchill Downs. Runhappy will be a huge favorite in what is shaping up as a very short field for the Grade 3, $100,000 Ack Ack. Read More...