Thoroughbred News

Miss Temple City Set for U.S. Return in Diana

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
With divisional leader Tepin away, Miss Temple City and 10 other turf females will try to take advantage in the $500,000 Diana Stakes (gr. IT) July 23 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Heat Leads Canterbury to Cancel July 21 Card

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Due to extreme temperatures and a heat index exceeding 110 degrees forecast for the evening, Canterbury Park has canceled live racing for July 21, its next scheduled racing program. Read More...

Meadowlands: Friday 7/22 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 7/22 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Husband: Snowden hit hard by loss of colt

DRF | 4 days ago
Dennis Snowden confirmed on Wednesday that his wife, trainer Monique Snowden, was found dead after apparently committing suicide Sunday evening. Her body was discovered underneath a bridge crossing the Green River in Enumclaw, Wash. Read More...

Mohawk: Friday 7/22 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Friday 7/22 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 7/22 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 7/22 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

KY Busy Finding Homes for Abandoned Horses

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Officials from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture say they've found at least temporary homes for 15 of the 43 horses declared abandoned last month at a Mercer County farm and are working to find homes for the 28 horses that remain. Read More...

Celestine, Ironicus to miss stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Neither Celestine nor Ironicus will be able to run in upcoming Saratoga turf stakes. Both have foot problems. Read More...

Songbird to have few rivals in CCA Oaks

DRF | 4 days ago
Songbird will likely face four challengers in Sunday's Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks, including Carina Mia, Weep No More, and Mo d'Amour. Read More...

Kenneally looks to break through in Sanford

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Eddie Kenneally could be in position to win his first graded stakes at Saratoga when he sends out Bitumen in Saturday's Grade 3, $150,000 Sanford Stakes for 2-year-olds. Read More...

Hogy winds up in good spot

DRF | 4 days ago
Hogy, scratchd from a turf sprint last Sunday, was re-entered in a high-end Polytrack sprint allowance for Friday's card at Arlington and now he is in a very good spot. Read More...

Fooled Again returns to winning level

DRF | 4 days ago
A $10,000 claiming race for 3-year-olds and up will serve as the feature race at Emerald Downs on Friday evening and if the inconsistent Fooled Again shows up with his best stuff he could be the winner of the 6 1/2-furlong sprint that drew nine horses. Read More...

American Freedom punches ticket to Haskell

DRF | 4 days ago
After winning stakes at Pimlico and Prairie Meadows in his last two starts, American Freedom will have his Grade 1 debut in the $1.25 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on July 31. Wednesday at Del Mar, American Freedom worked six furlongs in 1:12.20. Read More...

Asmussen, Pletcher have top contenders in Schuylerville

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainers Steve Asmussen and Todd Pletcher have combined to win eight of the last 13 runnings of the Schuylerville Stakes at Saratoga, and there's a good chance one will win Friday's renewal of the Grade 3, $150,000 race for 2-year-old fillies. Read More...

Hovdey: A dream dissolves into the ultimate darkness

DRF | 4 days ago
A few hours after The Chilli Man was euthanized, his trainer, Monique Snowden, apparently drove to the rugged Green River Gorge north of the town of Enumclaw, walked to the middle of the bridge spanning the chasm, and jumped to her death. Read More...

Saratoga: Stars galore for six weeks

DRF | 4 days ago
There won't be a Triple Crown winner galloping across these hallowed grounds this summer, but there will be plenty of stargazing to do nonetheless this summer at Saratoga. Read More...

Win the Space up against it in San Diego Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
After a game second to Melatonin in the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 25, Win the Space will be an outsider against California Chrome and Dortmund in Saturday's $200,000 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar. Read More...

Pletcher’s 2-year-olds should be prominent at Saratoga

DRF | 4 days ago
Entering this summer's Saratoga meet, which commences Friday, trainer Todd Pletcher has already won 11 races for 2-year-olds, evidence that he could once again be in line for a stellar summer at the Spa. Read More...

HRRN to Offer Coverage in Spanish

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Industry veteran Roberto “El Potro” Rodriguez and analyst Eloy Vielma will host the Spanish broadcasts, and races will be called by NYRA Spanish announcer Luis Grandison. Read More...

Brown brings four good ones to Diana

DRF | 4 days ago
Saturday's renewal of the Grade 1 Diana is shaping up as one of the best in the 77-year history of the event, due in large part to trainer Chad Brown, who'll lead over four of the 10 starters in the 1 1/8-mile turf fixture for fillies and mares. Read More...

Crackdown formidable on class drop, cutback to sprint

DRF | 4 days ago
Crackdown will appreciate the class relief and the move back to a sprint when he runs in an optional $35,000 claiming race that headlines the first Friday evening card at Hastings this year. The 6 1/2-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds and up drew six horses and goes as race 2 on the seven-race card that begins at 7:05 p.m. Pacific. Read More...

Red-hot Geroux takes next step at Saratoga

DRF | 4 days ago
In the first hour on his first morning in Saratoga this summer, jockey Florent Geroux worked two graded stakes winners for trainer Steve Asmussen. If Geroux can pick up those kinds of mounts in the afternoon, it could be a fun summer for the newly turned 30-year-old Frenchman who will ride full time for the first time at Saratoga when this prestigious meet opens Friday. Read More...

High-Priced Sweet Loretta in Schuylerville

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
St. Elias Stable bought the Tapit daughter for $750,000 as a weanling. Read More...

Ellis Park to Host “Making of a Racehorse”

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The free event will go from the starting gate to the barn of John Hancock, a third-generation trainer and starts at 7:30 a.m. Read More...

Long layoff stamps Delta Girl as vulnerable favorite

DRF | 4 days ago
If talent were the only handicapping consideration in Friday's ninth race at Gulfstream Park, a first-level optional $16,000 claimer with a $43,000 purse, Delta Girl would be a standout. But there are other key factors at play Friday, suggesting Delta Girl could be vulnerable as the probable favorite. Read More...

Ancient Secret tries to stay unbeaten in Lake George

DRF | 4 days ago
Friday's $200,000 Lake George is the first graded turf stakes of the 2016 Saratoga meeting, and it should come as no surprise that trainer Chad Brown will come into the race with the strongest hand. Brown sends out the undefeated stakes winner Ancient Secret as the likely favorite, along with the lightly raced but talented Elysea's World. Read More...

Six-time stakes winner Roadhog retired at 9

DRF | 4 days ago
Six-time stakes winner Roadhog has been retired, according to his longtime trainer Elizabeth Merryman. Read More...

Four-win night at Presque Isle propels Gallardo to 1,000 wins

DRF | 4 days ago
Antonio Gallardo went 4 for 5 at Presque Isle Downs on Tuesday evening to extend his lead in the rider standings to 19. The final win was his 1,000th in North America. Read More...

Trainer Keefe Keeps Very Active in Maryland

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Following a quiet spring during the Pimlico meet, trainer Tim Keefe has gotten off to a quick start at Laurel Park's summer meet. He's also a triathlete and assists his wife in the area of racehorse aftercare. Read More...

Zoccali: A pleasurable night at The Meadowlands

DRF | 4 days ago
On Saturday night, I attended The Meadowlands as a customer and a fan as opposed to an employee for the first time in about a decade. I hadn’t missed a Meadowlands Pace since 1995 and wasn’t about to start now. Read More...

Charitable Annuity WV-Bred Horse of Year

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Mark Russell's Charitable Annuity, who won seven of 10 starts including the West Virginia Breeders' Classic last year, was named 2015 West Virginia-Bred Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male. Read More...

Steven Crist, advocate for horseplayer, retires

DRF | 4 days ago
Steven Crist, the longtime Daily Racing Form executive and columnist, announced his retirement Wednesday. Crist, who put together an investment group to buy DRF in 1998, served as the company’s chief executive until 2002 and most recently was its editor and publisher emeritus. Read More...

Mohawk: Thursday 7/21 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 7/21 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 7/21 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Thursday 7/21 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Juvenile stakes winners offered at Del Mar Paddock Sale

DRF | 4 days ago
Saturday's Paddock Sale of horses of racing age at Del Mar will have an emphasis on juveniles, with two July stakes winners scheduled to be sold at the evening auction. Read More...

Reports of Mares Bred due Aug. 1

DRF | 4 days ago
The Jockey Club reminds stallion managers to submit their Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs) for the 2016 breeding season by Aug. 1. Read More...

Gallardo’s 1,000th Win Comes at Presque Isle

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Jockey Antonio Gallardo, currently ranked second in wins this season among North American-based jockeys, secured the 1,000th victory of his career July 19 when he guided The Fazz Man to victory in the seventh race at Presque Isle Downs. Read More...

The Sages of Saratoga

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Saratoga: Don’t be caught looking when these trainers come up to bat

DRF | 4 days ago
It will be no surprise when either Todd Pletcher or Chad Brown win this year's Saratoga trainer's title. But they can't win all the races. Here's a handful of trainers, listed alphabetically, who may win more races than you think. Read More...

Wise Dan to Receive Comeback Award

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan has been selected to receive the inaugural Rood & Riddle Comeback Award from the Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington. Read More...

Red-hot Geroux takes next step at Saratoga

DRF | 4 days ago
In the first hour on his first morning in Saratoga this summer, jockey Florent Geroux worked two graded stakes winners for trainer Steve Asmussen. If Geroux can pick up those kinds of mounts in the afternoon, it could be a fun summer for the newly turned 30-year-old Frenchman who will ride full time for the first time at Saratoga when this prestigious meet opens Friday. Read More...

Del Mar, Saratoga on $12 a day

DRF | 4 days ago
A great question came up the other day on Twitter: What's the best way to play the big summer meets on a limited budget? With Del Mar already under way and Saratoga about to begin, I thought this was a good chance to tackle this one in writing as well. Read More...

Reports of Mares Bred Due by Aug. 1

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Jockey Club July 20 noted that Reports of Mares Bred for the 2016 breeding season are due by Aug. 1. Read More...

Enola Gray towers over rivals in Fleet Treat Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Enola Gray has easily beaten her rivals in both her starts to date, with figures that tower over her challengers in the $150,000 Fleet Treat Stakes on Friday at Del Mar. And she might even be better now than she was for either of those prior races. Read More...

For Don’t Leave Me, questions of form and distance

DRF | 4 days ago
Graded stakes winner Don't Leave Me is the class of Friday's Woodbine allowance feature, the prep for the Flaming Page Stakes, but is she as good as she once was, and does she want to go 1 3/8 miles on turf? Read More...

Entrechat proves worthy of stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
An impressive allowance victory by the filly Entrechat on Sunday likely earned her a start in a stakes race next time out, perhaps the Osunitas on Aug. 7. Read More...

D’Amato mulling best route to BC Mile for Midnight Storm

DRF | 4 days ago
Midnight Storm emerged from his victory in the Grade 2 Eddie Read on Sunday in good condition, and now trainer Phil D'Amato has set his sights on the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile Nov. 5 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Rood & Riddle Comeback Award to Wise Dan

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital has announced that an award honoring the remarkable Thoroughbred champion Wise Dan will be presented at Hats Off Day on July 30 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Read More...

Postponed to Miss King George VI Stakes

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum’s Postponed will miss the opportunity to defend his title in the group I King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Qipco) due to a respiratory infection. Read More...