Thoroughbred News

Shaman Ghost to Tommy Town Thoroughbreds

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Multiple grade 1 winner and Canadian champion Shaman Ghost will enter stud at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds near Santa Ynez, Calif., his connections announced Jan. 11. Read More...

Keeneland January concludes with gains as market momentum continues

DRF | 5 days ago
The uptick in the North American mixed auction market seen in the latter part of 2017 proved it could carry into 2018, especially in the upper markets, as a pair of seven-figure horses helped drive considerable improvements in final returns for the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale. Read More...

Gary Stevens Ready for Oaklawn Challenge in 2018

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Hall of Fame rider has 15 mounts through the first three days of the Oaklawn meet. Read More...

First Reported Foal for Tourist is a Filly

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
WinStar Farm's Tourist, winner of the 2016 Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T), sired his first reported foal on the morning of Jan. 11 when a filly was born at Endeavor Farm in Versailles, KY. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Catalog Now Online

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 517 entries to date for the Kentucky Winter Mixed sale, to be held Feb. 5-6, in Lexington, Ky. Sessions will begin each day at 10 am ET. Read More...

I Am Invincible Colt Shatters Top at Gold Coast Day 2

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A colt by leading Hunter Valley stallion I Am Invincible became the highest selling lot in 10 years at the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale when he sold for AU$2 million (about US$1.5 million) Jan. 11, Day 2 of the Australian sale. Read More...

Racehorse Management System Launches Mobile App

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
2minutes2post is making its mobile apps for Android, iPhone and iPad live, bringing its proprietary algorithms for picking winning horses to today's generation of mobile devices. Read More...

New Owners Plan to Restart Racing at Yavapai Downs

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A Phoenix-based ownership group that also includes Kentucky Downs president Corey Johnsen has purchased Yavapai Downs with plans to restart racing at the Prescott Valley, Ariz. track. Read More...

Divine Boy fresh for Hong Kong Shipowners Association 60th Anniversary Cup

DRF | 5 days ago
Divine Boy has had a consistent, but light, campaign since the Hong Kong season began in September. In four starts, Divine Boy has not been worse than third, with one win in a minor handicap on the all-weather surface at Sha Tin Racecourse in October. The win will make Divine Boy a factor in Saturday’s $237,775 Hong Kong Shipowners Association 60th Anniversary Cup at about a mile on the all-weather track at Sha Tin. Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

DRF | 5 days ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Friday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Bergman: Searching for the next great pacing stallion

DRF | 5 days ago
Searching for the next great sire to come along has been a passion for many in the breeding industry for decades. The correlation of impeccable performance on the racetrack to true superstardom in the breeding shed is not as exact a science as we’d like to believe. Read More...

Partnership buys Yavapai Downs with goal to reopen in 2018

DRF | 5 days ago
A partnership group that includes a real-estate company in Phoenix and Kentucky Downs part-owner Corey Johnsen have purchased Yavapai Downs in Prescott, Ariz., out of federal bankruptcy court and will set their sights on reopening the track this year, according to the partners. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale catalog goes online

DRF | 5 days ago
The catalog for the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale is now available online and features 517 entries. Read More...

Heart to Heart Starts Sixth Season in Ft. Lauderdale

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Terry Hamilton's Heart to Heart, who won the hearts of racing fans while compiling a resume of longevity as well as excellence, will embark on his sixth racing season in the $200,000 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (G2) Jan. 13 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Barretts to Donate Percentage of Sales to SLR Relief

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Barretts will donate 10% of its commissions from the Jan. 17 mixed sale to the California Thoroughbred Horsemen's Foundation for victims of the San Luis Rey Training Center fire. Read More...

Mubtaahij, Hoppertunity Point to Dubai World Cup

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
With grade 1 winners Collected and West Coast well on their way training toward the Jan. 27 Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), another Bob Baffert-trained duo of top-level winners is eying the next elite event for handicap horses. Read More...

Heavy Metal all the way in Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1

DRF | 5 days ago
Heavy Metal is an 8-year-old who made his career debut in March 2012 at Doncaster Racecourse in England. Almost six years later and several thousand miles away, Heavy Metal looked like he was in the full bloom of youth, romping to a 4 1/2-length score over the favored Thunder Snow in the Group 2, $250,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1, the featured race on opening night of the Dubai World Cup Carnival. Read More...

Say Florida Sandy could set up for Celtic Chaos

DRF | 5 days ago
The likelihood of a wet track and an honest pace could give Celtic Chaos a slight edge in a contentious inaugural running of the $100,000 Say Florida Sandy Stakes for New York-bred sprinters Saturday at Aqueduct. Read More...

Meadowlands: Saturday 1/13 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Saturday 1/13 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Heart to Heart will have company out front in Fort Lauderdale

DRF | 5 days ago
The pace should be an honest one when eight turf specialists square off in Saturday's Grade 2, $200,000 Fort Lauderdale at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Meadowlands: Saturday 1/13 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Saturday 1/13 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Bay Ridge rescheduled; Robb doesn’t fill

DRF | 5 days ago
The cancellation of Thursday's card due to track condition forced the New York Racing Association to once again have to reschedule the $100,000 Bay Ridge Stakes. Read More...

Takaful, Highway Star head busy Belmont work tab

DRF | 5 days ago
Graded stakes winners Takaful and Highway Star topped a busy work tab Thursday morning at Belmont Park where 185 horses put in timed workouts over a fast training track. Read More...

Big Drama looks like fine spot for Reride

DRF | 5 days ago
Steve Asmussen trains and owns promising Candy Ride colt Reride, expected to vie for favoritism in the $60,000 Big Drama, a seven-furlong race for 3-year-olds on Saturday at Delta Downs. Read More...

Yonkers: Saturday 1/13 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Saturday 1/13 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Cedartown steps up for Louisiana Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Cedartown faces older stakes horses Saturday, including likely favorite The Player, in the $75,000 Louisiana, the last of six stakes on Road to the Derby Kickoff Day at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Travers, Whitney Days Highlight 2018 Saratoga Meet

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The 2018 meet at Saratoga Race Course will again be highlighted by the $1.2 million Whitney Stakes (G1) and $1.25 million Travers Stakes (G1), the centerpieces of two of the biggest days in North American racing. Read More...

King: Ever So Clever could get good setup in Pippin Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
There are horses who make their own luck and those who are dependent on it. And Ever So Clever, a 6-1 shot in Saturday's Pippin Stakes at Oaklawn, seems to fall into the luck-dependent camp as a closer who needs a contested pace to be at her best. Read More...

Hovdey: Motion gets in rhythm with WHOA movement

DRF | 5 days ago
The movement toward passage of the ambitiously named Horse Racing Integrity Act picked up a gust of steam this week with the announcement by trainer Graham Motion, trainer of Derby winner Animal Kingdom and champion Main Sequence, that he was signing on as a supporter of the Water Hay Oats Alliance. Read More...

Few changes to Saratoga stakes for 2018

DRF | 5 days ago
After undergoing much tinkering the last several years, the 2018 Saratoga stakes schedule will virtually mirror that of 2017 with 69 stakes worth $18.8 million offered through the 40-day meet that runs July 20 thru Sept. 3. Read More...

Aqueduct, Charles Town Cancel Jan. 11 Cards

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Due to rapidly warming temperatures in the New York City area following last week's severe winter storm, Aqueduct Racetrack's Jan. 11 card has been canceled after it was determined track conditions were unsuitable for racing. Read More...

Heavy Metal Cranks up Group 2 win at Meydan

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Veteran Heavy Metal started his 8-year-old season the way he ended his 7-year-old campaign: He scored a stakes victory on the dirt at Meydan. Read More...

Oaklawn Park Unveils American Pharoah Statue

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
In a morning ceremony Jan. 11, Oaklawn Park unveiled a bronze statue of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. Read More...

Rubinstein promoted to president at Del Mar

DRF | 5 days ago
Josh Rubinstein was named president of Del Mar on Wednesday, adding to the 48-year-old executive's existing role as the track's chief operating officer. Read More...

Two WCH qualifiers on holiday weekend

DRF | 5 days ago
Double your chance of winning into the World Championship of Handicapping this weekend on DRF Tournaments. For the first time, DRFT will be offering two Grade 1 qualifiers for the WCH on the same weekend, one on Saturday and another on the holiday Monday. Read More...

Aqueduct cancels Thursday card as thaw makes track soggy

DRF | 5 days ago
After having to cancel six consecutive cards at Aqueduct due to the extreme cold, the New York Racing Association had to cancel Thursday’s card in part because it was too warm. Read More...

Paradise Woods likely to miss Santa Maria Stakes due to cough

DRF | 5 days ago
The rematch between Paradise Woods and Unique Bella is on hold while Paradise Woods recovers from an illness that will cost her nearly two weeks of training. Read More...

First foal is a filly for Breeders’ Cup (G1) winner Tourist

WinStar Farm’s Tourist, Tiznow’s multiple Grade 1 winner who closed his racing career with a record-setting victory in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), sired his first reported foal on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 11th when a bay filly was born at En... Read More...

Buffalo: Opening weekend cancelled due to weather concerns

DRF | 5 days ago
The only winner this weekend at Buffalo Raceway will be Mother Nature as a forecast of heavy rain on Friday (Jan. 12) followed by a projection of a foot of snow on Saturday (Jan. 13) have forced officials at the Hamburg half-mile oval to cancel the opening weekend of live harness racing action. Read More...

Dream Dancing has plenty of pluses – and a few minuses – in Marshua’s River

DRF | 5 days ago
Dream Dancing has a lot going for her, which is why she surely will be favored Saturday when the Grade 3, $150,000 Marshua's River is run for the 16th time at Gulfstream Park. And yet, there are plausible reasons Dream Dancing doesn't have to win the Marshua's River. Read More...

Inside Straight brings Grade 2 class to Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile

DRF | 5 days ago
An eclectic mix of 11 horses, including a Grade 2 winner, will contest one of the marquee events of the Turf Paradise meet Saturday in the $75,000 Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile Handicap. Read More...

BackTrack: Affectionately Ices 1965 Toboggan Victory

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
This week's BackTrack offers a recap of the April 21, 1965 Toboggan Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack where Affectionately defeated males. Read More...

Streaking Mended Steps Up for La Canada Run

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
When John Martin put the claim in for Mended in January of 2017, his expectations weren't all that high. He certainly didn't have designs on a 10-race win streak and a trip to Santa Anita Park Jan. 13 for the La Canada Stakes (G2). Read More...

Heart to Heart Starts Sixth Season in Fort Lauderdale

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Terry Hamilton's Heart to Heart, who won the hearts of racing fans while compiling a resume of longevity as well as excellence, will embark on his sixth racing season in the $200,000 Fort Lauderdale Stakes (G2) Jan. 13 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Nates Mineshaft: MGSW to OTTB Trail Ambassador

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
On the track, multiple graded stakes winner Nates Mineshaft was a versatile racehorse through 39 starts in nine seasons. Read More...