Thoroughbred News

First Foal for Race Day Drops in Indiana

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The filly was born Jan. 9 at R Star Stallions. Read More...

Reynaldothewizard makes it three straight Dubawi Stakes victories

DRF | 6 days ago
True to his name, Reynaldothewizard does appear to possess magic powers – the gelding never ages. Making his first start of his 11-year-old season, Reynaldothewizard ran down Muarrab to win the listed Dubawi Stakes at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday for the third year in a row. Read More...

California Chrome Set for First Gulfstream Workout

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
California Chrome will command undivided attention at Gulfstream Park Jan. 14, when Thoroughbred racing's most enduring star is slated to take to the racetrack at 7:30 a.m. ET for a public workout in preparation for the Pegasus World Cup (G1). Read More...

Dixie Union Mare Tops Keeneland Sale Session

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Dr. E.C. "Pug" and Susie Hart came to the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale looking for a replacement for their late mare Miz United States, and left with Dixie Victory, who topped the penultimate Jan. 12 session at $100,000. Read More...

Turfway Park restricts shippers from HighPointe Training Center after horses test positive for EHV-1

DRF | 6 days ago
Shippers into Turfway Park are being confined to the receiving barn following a positive test for the equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) at the HighPointe Training Center near LaGrange, Ky., about an hour south of Turfway in Florence, Ky. Read More...

Farrell, Untapped Head Silverbulletday

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Coffeepot Stables' star sophomore filly Farrell continues to work well for three-time Breeders' Cup-winning conditioner Wayne Catalano and is considered possible for the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Farrell, Untapped Consider Silverbulletday

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Coffeepot Stables' star sophomore filly Farrell continues to work well for three-time Breeders' Cup-winning conditioner Wayne Catalano and is considered possible for the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky mixed sales catalog available online

DRF | 6 days ago
The catalog for the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale is now available online, featuring 580 horses on offer before supplemental entries. Read More...

Yonkers: Sunday 1/15 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Sunday Morning 1/15 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Arkansas Derby Trail Begins in Smarty Jones

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Of the eight entered for the Smarty Jones, which offers 10 points in the Road to the Kentucky Derby standings, Warrior's Club is the lone stakes winner. Read More...

Meadowlands: Saturday 1/14 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Saturday 1/14 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Well Known Handicapping Bookstore The Tout Closes

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
After a 25-year run, The Tout Thoroughbred Racing Information Center near the Standardbred track Northville Downs in Northville, Mich., has closed. Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 1/14 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Saturday 1/14 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Saturday 1/14 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Saturday 1/14 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

$1.3 million More Than Ready colts tops Magic Millions sale

A yearling More Than Ready colt and full brother to Grade 1 winner Sebring (AUS) topped the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling sale with a winning bid of A$1.3 million... Read More...

I’m a Chatterbox could try turf in Marie Krantz

DRF | 6 days ago
Trainer Larry Jones has long toyed with trying multiple Grade 1 winner I'm A Chatterbox on turf, and now, because of unfortunate circumstances, he might have found the right time. Read More...

Valadorna will pass on Silverbulletday

DRF | 6 days ago
With the likely short field in the Silverbulletday and the quarantine situation compromising the chance of filling a first-level allowance race, there was speculation that Valadorna, most recently second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, also may be entered in the Silverbulletday. Read More...

Fair Grounds ready to fill stakes fields despite outbreak

DRF | 6 days ago
Entries for the six stakes races Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds were to be taken Friday, and track officials remained confident that despite the equine herpesvirus outbreak at the track that began late last month, there would be sufficient horses to fill them. Read More...

Reynaldothewizard works magic once again in Dubawi S.

Making his first start since last March, the incomparable 11-year-old son of Speightstown Reynaldothewizard captured the third straight running of the $175,000 Dubawi S. Thursday at Meydan... Read More...

Jolly Banner goes for fourth straight in Beas River Handicap

DRF | 6 days ago
Jolly Banner, unbeaten in three starts during the current Hong Kong season, is the 133-pound top weight in Saturday’s $225,684 Beas River Handicap for turf sprinters at Sha Tin Racecourse. Read More...

Frank’s Folly gets her shot in Busanda

DRF | 6 days ago
While trainer Kelly Breen prepares Tempted and Demoiselle winner Miss Sky Warrior for her 3-year-old debut, he will seek another New York stakes victory with a young filly when he runs Frank's Folly in Sunday's $100,000 Busanda Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

Reynaldothewizard Wins Third Straight Dubawi Stakes

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Reynaldothewizard might be an 11-year-old (by some calculations that's 37.5 human years), but he doesn't know it and his races sure don't show it. Read More...

Diversify finds easier spot on Saturday card

DRF | 6 days ago
The undefeated Diversify is running Saturday at Aqueduct, but in a first-level open-company allowance race rather than the Jazil Stakes. Read More...

Yorkiepoo Princess sitting on ready for Ruthless

DRF | 6 days ago
Trainer Edward Barker is confident in Yorkiepoo Princess following her Tuesday workout, and expects her to run well Saturday in the $100,000 Ruthless Stakes. Read More...

Jerome Winner El Areeb to Breeze This Weekend

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
M M G Stables' sophomore sensation El Areeb continues to train forwardly at his Laurel Park base after stamping himself a legitimate 3-year-old prospect with his 11 1/4-length romp in the Jerome (G3) Jan. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Hovdey: Some room at the top of older mare division

DRF | 6 days ago
Now that Beholder is safely retired, after what is certain to be recognized as a fourth championship season, there is the usual vacuum of power at the top. The queen is gone. Long live the next one, whoever it is. Read More...

Chief Lion looks to right ship in Fire Plug

DRF | 6 days ago
Chief Lion is the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Jacobson in the $75,000 Fire Plug Stakes on Saturday at Laurel, but perhaps it will pay to dig a little deeper into the race. Read More...

580 Cataloged for Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 580 entries for its 2017 Kentucky winter mixed sale, to be held Feb. 6-7 in Lexington, with sessions beginning at 10 a.m. daily. Read More...

Crunch time for NHC qualifiers

DRF | 6 days ago
There are just two weekends left to qualify for the National Handicapping Championship, which takes place from Jan. 27-29 at the Treasure Island in Las Vegas. A field of around 650 and a purse of $2.5 million are expected. Read More...

Detailed Study on Equine Health, Management Released

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The USDA's National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) released the first report from its Equine 2015 study, Baseline Reference of Equine Health and Management in the United States, 2015. Read More...

Arrogate ready to work this weekend toward Pegasus World Cup

DRF | 6 days ago
Arrogate, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 5, continues to train for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28 despite days of rain in the last week in Southern California. Read More...

Royal Posse makes drive for five in Jazil Stakes

DRF | 6 days ago
Since trainer Rudy Rodriguez claimed him for $20,000 in May 2015, Royal Posse has 8 wins and 6 seconds in 14 starts. He has won seven stakes, including four straight. Saturday, Royal Posse will be favored to continue his streak against five rivals in the $125,000 Jazil Stakes. Read More...

Rain washes out Thursday’s program

DRF | 6 days ago
A week of persistent rain, and the expectation of more wet weather, led Santa Anita officials to cancel an eight-race program on Thursday. Read More...

King: Tommy Macho looks ready for best in Hal’s Hope

DRF | 6 days ago
I landed on Tommy Macho, and for better or worse, he seems right in Saturday's Hal's Hope Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

DRF | 6 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Friday’s card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Mr. Jordan brings newfound maturity to Hal’s Hope

DRF | 6 days ago
A more mature and versatile Mr. Jordan will kick off his 2017 campaign as perhaps the one to beat in the Grade 3 Hal's Hope, one of three graded stakes on Saturday's 11-race program at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Race Day, multiple G2 winner by Tapit, sires first foal

Spendthrift Farm’s Race Day, the multiple Grade 2-winning son of Tapit, sired his first reported foal Monday, Jan. 9 when a filly was born at R Star Stallions in Anderson, Indiana... Read More...

Hard to look beyond Vale Dori in La Canada

DRF | 6 days ago
At least for the winter, Vale Dori is the leading older female in Southern California. Vale Dori was an easy winner of the Grade 2 Bayakoa Handicap at odds of 1-2 at Del Mar on Dec. 3, and will be a similar price in Saturday's $200,000 La Canada Stakes for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita. Read More...

Weekend Warrior for Saturday, Jan. 14: Picks for Hal’s Hope, Fort Lauderdale, Fire Plug

DRF | 6 days ago
Realm is my main play in Saturday's Hal's Hope Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

King of Diamonds capable of firing off long layoff

DRF | 6 days ago
King of Diamonds will look to pick up right where he left off when he makes his first start since June in the featured eighth race at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, a first-level, $22,500 allowance at 1 1/16 miles on grass. Read More...

Stallions’ books filling at Keeneland January

DRF | 6 days ago
The Keeneland January horses of all ages sale provides owners a chance to bolster the book of an incoming stallion. Several partners in the new stallions of 2017 were aggressively bidding during the sale's high-end Book 1 portion earlier this week. Read More...

Farfellow Farms makes its mark at Keeneland sale

DRF | 6 days ago
Farfellow Farms ventured into consigning its own foals for the first time at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale and held the distinction of offering the first six-figure horse of the auction, with a yearling Uncle Mo colt going to de Meric Sales, agent, Monday for $140,000. Read More...

First foals of 2017

DRF | 6 days ago
A highly-accomplished group of first-crop stallions went to stud in 2016, counting among them victories in the Triple Crown, three editions of the Belmont Stakes, six Breeders' Cup races, and several international classics. The DRF Breeding staff is now reporting on first foals by notable stallions as they arrive. Read More...

Beyond the Wire: Building an even brighter future

DRF | 6 days ago
Michael Blowen did not hear voices that said, “If you build it, they will come.” But everyone did think he was out of his mind when he told people his concept for Old Friends. Read More...

Thursday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: No Texting is in better form than it appears

DRF | 6 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Thursday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Divisidero ends seven-month layoff in Fort Lauderdale Stakes

DRF | 6 days ago
At some point this year, Divisidero may prove himself a superior turf horse to Heart to Heart. But the circumstances of the $200,000 Fort Lauderdale Stakes on Saturday suggest Heart to Heart again will win the Grade 2 fixture at Gulfstream Park in south Florida. Read More...

Voss On Magic Millions Sale: Differences Down Under

This week, the Paulick Report is in Queensland, Australia, bringing you news and features from the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale and Racing Carnival. As Frank Mitchell detailed in this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

Baze elected to Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

DRF | 6 days ago
Russell Baze, the winningest jockey in horse-racing history, will enter another Hall of Fame in April when he is enshrined in the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco. Read More...

Andrew Hawkins’ Hong Kong selections and analysis for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

DRF | 6 days ago
Andrew Hawkins' Hong Kong selections and analysis for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 Read More...

Oversight Panel Approves NYRA Spending Plans

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
A New York state oversight panel has approved major spending plans for 2017 by the New York Racing Association, though not before an annual disagreement surfaced about whether NYRA runs a surplus or deficit from its racing operations. Read More...