Thoroughbred News

Whip Use by Jockeys Restricted in California

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
To prevent overuse of the whip, jockeys in California will no longer be allowed to strike a horse more than three consecutive times without giving the animal a chance to respond. Read More...

Grade I Winner Lochte Targets Tropical Turf

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
In what will be his 12th start of the season, grade I winner Lochte will try to nail down his third stakes win of 2014 when he faces an expected eight rivals in the Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 22. Read More...

Daring Kathy One to Catch in My Charmer

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Daring Kathy, winner of four of her six career starts on turf, will be tough to catch as she attempts to outrun nine opponents in the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park West Nov. 22. Read More...

CHRB Undertakes Review of Interference Rule

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Following the controversial non-call in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), the California Horse Racing Board appears ready to change the rule that led to the decision. But it may take awhile. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 7:31 PM ET Steve Sherack gets the scoop from Pegasus Training Center's Mike Puhich on the undefeated Prime Engine... Read More...

Catalano Sends Trio to Cardinal Handicap

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Veteran trainer Wayne Catalano will attempt to build on his 2014 accomplishments when he sends multiple stakes winner I'm Already Sexy and two stablemates into an overflow field Nov. 22 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Santa Anita Restores $1M Purse for Big ‘Cap

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Santa Anita Park is returning the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) to $1 million in 2015, and also hiked the purse for its other leading main track event for older horses, the San Antonio Stakes (gr. II), to a record $500,000. Read More...

Aikenite to Stand at Bridlewood in 2015

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Aikenite, a multiple grade II stakes winner, will stand at John and Leslie Malone's Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla., for the 2015 breeding season. Read More...

Delta Downs Jackpot Daily Update: Hall of Fame Power

As is usually the case with this race, the 2014 edition of the Delta Downs Jackpot is shaping up to be a highly competitive affair featuring 10 promising juveniles. In addition, several of this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo... Read More...

Churchill Cancels Again Due to Frozen Track

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Unable to thaw its main track following a blast of winter weather, Churchill Downs has announced that it will cancel live racing for a second straight day Nov. 20. Read More...

Aikenite moves to Bridlewood Farm in Florida

DRF | 4 days ago
Grade 2 winner Aikenite will relocate to John and Leslie Malone’s Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla., for the 2015 breeding season. Read More...

Churchill calls off Thursday racing program

DRF | 4 days ago
Churchill Downs has canceled its 10-race Thursday program, marking the second straight cancellation because of a frozen racetrack. Read More...

California restricts whip use by jockeys

DRF | 4 days ago
The California Horse Racing Board passed a rule on Wednesday limiting jockeys to three consecutive strikes with a whip before they must pause to allow a horse to respond. Read More...

Adena Springs North Announces 2015 Stud Fees

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Milwaukee Brew, poised to capture his second title as Canada's champion sire, will remain at $7,500 (all stallion fees are Canadian dollars, stands and nurses). His eight 2014 stakes winners are the most in Canada since 2001. Read More...

Meadowlands: Friday 11/21 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 11/21 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 11/21 analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Friday 11/21 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Ocho Ocho Ocho makes two-turn debut in Jackpot

DRF | 4 days ago
Ocho Ocho Ocho is one of the most exciting prospects in Saturday's Delta Downs Jackpot as an undefeated stakes winner with a serious turn of foot. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 11/21 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 11/21 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Commissioner Back in Training; Dubai Possible

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
WinStar Farm's Commissioner, runner-up to Tonalist in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), is back in training in South Florida with Todd Pletcher after undergoing surgery to have a small chip removed from his left front ankle. Read More...

Arch Firster Debuts Professionally at Laurel

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 4:43 PM ET 9th at LRL (Laurel)Msw ($40k)     Winner: Whimsicality by Arch Whimsicality (f, 2, Arch) shifts to the outside in deep stretch and runs... Read More...

Jose Santos part of Golden Actor team for Delta Jackpot

DRF | 4 days ago
Golden Actor will have a Hall of Fame rider on his team Saturday when he runs in the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot. But the retired Jose Santos won’t be making his comeback on the horse. Read More...

Trinniberg leads Rockridge Stud roster

DRF | 4 days ago
Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y., has released the advertised 2015 fees for its six-horse stallion roster. Leading the group is champion sprinter Trinniberg, whose first foals will arrive in 2015. Read More...

Louisiana gets ball rolling on stricter medication rules

DRF | 4 days ago
The Louisiana Racing Commission has formally begun a process to adopt a set of new medication rules that are being supported by a number of national racing organizations as a way to align the country’s racing jurisdictions. Read More...

Indiana Grand stewards suspend assistant trainer for 60 days

DRF | 4 days ago
The stewards of Indiana Grand Race Course in Shelbyville, Ind., have suspended an assistant trainer for allegedly having a horse injected on raceday, citing an incident that also is part of an aggressive effort by the state racing commission to ban a veterinarian for 20 years. Read More...

Southern Californians invade for Zia Park Derby, Oaks

DRF | 4 days ago
The fields for Zia Park’s most prestigious races were drawn Wednesday, and Southern California invaders Jojo Warrior and Tonito M., are expected to start as the respective favorites in the $300,000 Zia Park Oaks and $200,000 Zia Park Derby when the races are run Nov. 26. Read More...

Hoppertunity among eight probables for Clark Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert confirmed Wednesday that he intends to send Hoppertunity for the $500,000 Clark Handicap next weekend at Chiurchill Downs. Read More...

Adena Springs North releases 2015 fees

DRF | 4 days ago
Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs North in Aurora, Ontario has released the advertised 2015 stud fees for its nine-horse stallion roster. Three stallions will command the co-highest fee: Milwaukee Brew, Sligo Bay, and Silent Name, who will each stand for $6,612 ($7,500 Canadian). Read More...

Candy Ride’s Sloane Avenue Notches Stakes Score in Britain

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 3:47 PM ET 6th at KEM (KEMPTON PARK)Listed Hyde S. (�40k)     Winner: Sloane Avenue by Candy Ride (ARG) Candy Ride's Sloane Avenue Notches Stakes Score in Britain Read More...

Hovdey: Goodbye, farewell, and amen

DRF | 4 days ago
Rosie Napravnik did it the right way, which is to say she did it her way, going out on her own terms in a blaze of glory with all four limbs intact and a new life literally on the horizon. The touching ceremony last Saturday at Churchill Downs simply added a cherry to what Napravnik served up during her nine years, four months, and 23 days as a jockey who was battered and repaired many times but never broken. If it’s a boy, they should name the baby Rod, in honor of mom’s hardware. Read More...

Honor Code Entered Saturday at Aqueduct

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Lane's End Racing and Dell Ridge Farm's Honor Code will make his first start since March on Nov. 22 at Aqueduct Racetrack, returning from the injury that knocked him off the road to the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

OBS grads hit the mark in Japan

OBS Sales | 4 days ago
Look for Japanese owner Yukio Baba to anxiously await the arrival of the catalog for the 2015 OBS March Sale. The sale has richly rewarded his racing operation, as evidenced by the success of two March graduates at Tokyo Racecourse … Read More...

Virginia Horse Groups Unite, Examine Options

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Four prominent Virginia horse groups have united to form a new organization, the Virginia Equine Alliance, dedicated to growing the state's racing industry. Read More...

WV ‘Postpones’ Effort to Alter Racing Dates

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A month after approving a resolution to examine racing dates in the state, the West Virginia Racing Commission Nov. 18 backed away from the plan amid reports the legislature will authorize a study of the racing industry. Read More...

Laugh Track to Double LL Farms in New Mexico

DRF | 4 days ago
Grade 3 winner Laugh Track will debut at stud in 2015 at Double LL Farms in Bosque, N.M., after being purchased at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Read More...

Balance the Books to stand at Royal Pegasus in Azerbaijan

DRF | 4 days ago
Grade 2 winner Balance the Books will begin his stallion career in 2015 for Mammad Huseynov’s Royal Pegasus Farm in Azerbaijan after being purchased at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Read More...

TCA to Honor Motions, CANTER at Auction

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Graham and Anita Motion with the Allaire duPont Leadership Award and CANTER with the TCA Industry Service Award at the Select Stallion Season Auction Jan. 10 in Lexington. Read More...

JK She’salady star of Breeders Crown weekend

DRF | 4 days ago
On Friday and Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack, 115 of the best Standardbreds in the sport will compete for divisional championships and $5.5 million worth of purse money in the 31st edition of the Breeders Crown. Four Crown finals for females will be run on Friday as races 7-10. On Saturday, eight more championship races are on tap. Read More...

Sam’s Sister tunes up for La Brea

DRF | 4 days ago
After winning the first three starts of her career on synthetic and dirt, at distances ranging from six to seven furlongs, Sam’s Sister will move to turf, and shorten up to five furlongs, in the featured seventh race on Friday at Del Mar. Read More...

Santa Anita Handicap back up to $1 million

DRF | 4 days ago
Santa Anita has raised the purses of two leading stakes for older horses – the Santa Anita Handicap and San Antonio Stakes – but eliminated the Strub Stakes for 4-year-olds for the track’s upcoming winter-spring meeting, which runs from Dec. 26 to April 19. Read More...

Jerardi: BCBC proves to be an all-around winning endeavor

DRF | 5 days ago
I love real-money contests because they replicate the real game with the bonus of a big prize for the highest total. The BCBC is the Super Bowl, and who doesn’t want to be in the Super Bowl? Read More...

Hitechnoweenie will try to pair wins in stretchout

DRF | 5 days ago
Hitechnoweenie, a last-out winner of a third-level optional claimer at Churchill Downs, has been entered for an optional-claiming tag of $62,500 when essentially dropping in class in the eighth and featured race Friday at Churchill. Read More...

Breeders Crown: Gallie Bythe Beach gets second chance in 3YO Filly Pace

DRF | 5 days ago
Jim Campbell was happy to see Gallie Bythe Beach repeat as a Breeders Crown elimination winner, but the trainer will be even more delighted if the parallels to last year end right there. Read More...

Aqueduct Horses to Watch

DRF | 5 days ago
Aqueduct Horses to Watch. Read More...

Duppy Conqueror tries to get back on track in sprint feature

DRF | 5 days ago
Duppy Conqueror seems poised to end a drought in Friday’s nominal feature at Woodbine, a six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares that combines $20,000 non-winners of three claimers with Ontario-sired allowance types. Read More...

Cape Blanco to Stand in Japan in 2015

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Cape Blanco, the multiple grade I winner that stood at Coolmore's Ashford Stud in Kentucky this year, will stand in Hokkaido, Japan, in 2015, the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association announced recently. Read More...

Kin to Finsceal Beo Graduates at Lingfield

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 9:29 AM ET 3rd at LNG (LINGFIELD)�4,000 Coral App Download From The App Store Maiden S.     Winner: Lunasea (Ire) by Sea the Stars (Ire) Lunasea (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), a half to Finsceal Beo (Ire) (Mr. Greeley), sheds maiden status at Lingfield Read More...

Study: Epistaxis Has ‘Complex Hereditary Basis’

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Researchers have determined that epistaxis—the most severe form of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) in which blood runs from the horse’s nostrils—has a genetic basis. And, according to a group from Australia, a combination... Read More...

Shared Belief Back to Work at Golden Gate

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Shared Belief, a candidate for year-end honors, returned to the track at Golden Gate Fields Nov. 18 for his workout since losing his unbeaten record in the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Read More...

Delta Downs Jackpot Daily Update: Lukas Leads the Charge

We’ve started counting the days until Saturday’s card featuring the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot, which always seems to create momentum toward the following year’s Kentucky Derby.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Grand Contender Eyes Delta Mile Repeat

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Seven stakes winners are among the eight-horse field set for the Delta Mile Stakes, one of seven supporting stakes on the Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) card Nov. 22. Read More...