Thoroughbred News

Voss, Good Night Shirt Elected to Hall of Fame 

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The late trainer Thomas H. Voss and two-time Eclipse Award-winning champion steeplechase horse Good Night Shirt have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Read More...

Iron Fist likely headed to New Orleans Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
Iron Fist, who won the $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup last month at Sam Houston, is under consideration for the Grade 2, $400,000 New Orleans Handicap on April 1 at Fair Grounds, said trainer Steve Asmussen. Read More...

Tamarando Retired, Will Stand at Harris Farms

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Tamarando, the 2013 Del Mar Futurity (G1) winner, has been retired from racing and will enter stud this year at Harris Farms for $2,500 live foal. Read More...

Beasley has surgery to remove ankle chip

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Mark Hennig reported that his promising 3-year-old Beasley underwent successful surgery on Monday to remove an ankle chip diagnosed following his fifth-place finish in the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby. Read More...

Kinsley Kisses ends long layoff in allowance sprint

DRF | 4 days ago
Kinsley Kisses began her 3-year-old season with a front-running victory in a sprint race at Gulfstream Park. Kinsley Kisses will look to begin her 4-year-old season in similar fashion Friday when she returns from a 230-day layoff in a second-level allowance sprint that serves as the feature on Gulfstream's 11-race program. Read More...

Del Mar Announces Summer Stakes Schedule

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Del Mar's 2017 summer schedule will offer 41 stakes races worth $7.3 million during a 36-day season, the San Diego County racetrack announced March 22. Read More...

Florida Derby expected to get Fountain of Youth top three

DRF | 4 days ago
Nominations for the $1 million Florida Derby were to be released on Wednesday, with only seven to eight expected to start from the list of about 25 nominees, including the top three finishers from the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth – Gunnevera, Practical Joke, and Three Rules. Read More...

Wilburnmoney, Bluegrass Flag rematched in Cicada

DRF | 4 days ago
There are no superstars in the field, but Saturday's $100,000 Cicada Stakes drew a competitive group of five 3-year-old fillies for the six-furlong race. Read More...

Valente thinking now is the time to take shot with Stretch’s Stone

DRF | 4 days ago
Owner Roddy Valente plans on running his homebred Stretch's Stone in the Wood Memorial, which serves as New York's last stepping-stone toward the May 6 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Hovdey: Dubai World Cup has been distinctly American

DRF | 5 days ago
Even with its five-year diversion to a Tapeta surface, the Dubai World Cup has been considered a legitimate satellite event of the U.S. season, with a heavy gravitational pull. Should Arrogate win this 22nd running of the Dubai World Cup for Bob Baffert and Juddmonte Farm, he would join a handsome list of 10 horses trained in the United States to capture what has been, until this year, the richest race in the world. Read More...

Streamline has strong ties to Vanier family

DRF | 5 days ago
The late horseman Harvey Vanier had a direct influence on the results of the Grade 2, $350,000 Azeri last Saturday at Oaklawn Park. Streamline, who won the race, represents the best of the Illinois-based breeding and racing program Vanier operated with his wife, Nancy. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Horses Training, March 22, 2017 Part 4

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Horses preparing for 2017 Dubai World Cup Day, including Neolithic (#12 White), Not Listenin'tome (#1 Gold), Heshem (#9 Yellow), Wild Dude (#13 Gold), Dundonnell (#9 Gold), Mondialiste (#10 Yellow), and Mubtaahij Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Dozen expected for San Luis Rey

DRF | 5 days ago
The field for Saturday's $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes at 1 1/2 miles on turf had 12 expected starters on Wednesday morning, a change from earlier in this decade when the race drew fields of five in 2012 and 2014, and six in 2011. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Horses Training, March 22, 2017 Part 3

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Horses preparing for 2017 Dubai World Cup Day, including Richard's Boy (#12 Black), Triple Nine (#10 Blue), Adirato (#9 Pink), Gifted Master (#7 Blue), St Joe Bay (#8 Gold), Sharp Azteca (#1 Blue), and Keen Ice (#8 White) Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Kitten’s Cat Poised for Spiral Stakes

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Kitten's Cat, a two-time stakes winner on turf, will try Polytrack in the $500,000 JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes (G3) March 25 at Turfway Park. Read More...

Goldfeder: Churn to learn

DRF | 5 days ago
How does one keep centered when grinding out daily play and seeking opportunity? For me, the best way to keep focused and stay sharp is to be involved. You need to take your shots, but you also have to learn to create your best shots. Read More...

Del Mar to run 41 stakes during summer meet

DRF | 5 days ago
Del Mar has scheduled 41 stakes for its summer meeting, which runs from July 19 to Sept. 4, including several that serve as prep races for the Breeders' Cup at the track on Nov. 3-4. Read More...

Kitten’s Cat favored at 4-1 in full field for Spiral Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Kitten's Cat was pegged a lukewarm 4-1 morning-line favorite when a full field of 3-year-olds was drawn Wednesday at the Jack Cincinnati Casino for the Grade 3, $500,000 Spiral Stakes, the annual showcase event at Turfway Park across the Ohio River in Florence, Ky. Read More...

Baffert returns to his racing roots

DRF | 5 days ago
Long before trainer Bob Baffert was inducted into the Hall of Fame, saddled a Triple Crown winner in American Pharoah, and won the world's richest Thoroughbred race with Pegasus hero Arrogate, he spent the occasional weekend at Sunland Park in New Mexico. Read More...

Gun Runner Brings Consistent Class to World Cup Stage

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
No one questions whether Gun Runner will show up in the Dubai World Cup. What he'll answer at Meydan Racecourse is whether his best is good enough to challenge the favorite Arrogate, who is so far without peer. Read More...

Law Abidin Citizen switches to turf sprint

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Mark Glatt has chosen to keep Law Abidin Citizen, second in the Grade 2 San Vicente in his stakes debut, in lesser races. Friday, Law Abidin Citizen will have his turf course debut in a first-level optional $75,000 claimer at about 6 1/2 furlongs on the hillside course at Santa Anita. Read More...

McLaughlin likes potential of Florida shipper Tathqeef

DRF | 5 days ago
Tathqeef, one of two yearlings that cost Shadwell Stables a combined $3.2 million at auction, recently arrived in New York from south Florida and runs in a first-level allowance at Aqueduct on Friday. Read More...

Classic Empire, Meet Tiznow, Broad Brush, and Fu Peg

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Classic Empire follows in a long line of misbehavers amongst talented Thoroughbreds Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Horses Training, March 22, 2017 Part 2

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Horses preparing for the 2017 Dubai World Cup Day, including Master Plan (#11 Pink), Sounds of Earth (#5 Green), Apollo Kentucky (#4 White), Amazing Kids (#2 Black), He Runs Away (#4 Pink) Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Sweezey going out on his own as trainer

DRF | 5 days ago
Kent Sweezey is coming home. Sweezey has been allotted six stalls at the Trackside training center in Louisville, where he will embark on a solo training career using his home state of Kentucky as his primary base. Read More...

Katie Davis collects first stakes win in Conniver

DRF | 5 days ago
Katie Davis went down hard in a spill at Laurel Park on March 11. She took off her mounts the next day but dusted herself off and, despite still being sore, came back a week later to win back-to-back races, including the first stakes of her career. Read More...

Yonkers: Soto taking on the best in Levy series

DRF | 5 days ago
Ken Wood has seen Soto grow up. And now Wood is watching the 5-year-old pacer tangle with the big boys in the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Champagne Room will continue to race

DRF | 5 days ago
Champagne Room, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2016, will be put back in training this summer after a 90-day break to recover from recent surgery to remove a bone chip from an ankle. Read More...

Juggling two jobs works well for Dilodovico

DRF | 5 days ago
Few people have as unusual a work day as Damon Dilodovico. As he has done for years, Dilodovico trains a 20-horse stable at Laurel Park in the morning. In the afternoon he changes hats and works for International Sound, a video production company that handles the Maryland tracks. Read More...

Finest City, Vale Dori could meet again in Beholder Mile

DRF | 5 days ago
Vale Dori and Finest City, the first two finishers in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita last Saturday, may have a rematch in early June. Read More...

Horse Player World Series requires different strokes

DRF | 5 days ago
The final Daily Racing Form qualifier for the Horse Player World Series is on Sunday. This is the first year that DRF Tournaments has run qualifiers for the HPWS and there have been a lot of questions about the event. Read More...

Classic Empire Gets First Official Work in Ocala

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Juvenile champion Classic Empire worked five furlongs the morning of March 22 in 1:01 2/5, but it wasn't the time that was important in the colt's first official breeze at Ocala's Winding Oaks Farm. Read More...

Classic Empire Back to Work in Ocala

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Juvenile champion Classic Empire worked five furlongs the morning of March 22 in 1:01 2/5, but it wasn't the time that was important in the colt's first official breeze at Ocala's Winding Oaks Farm. Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Who’s hot, who’s not for March 22

DRF | 5 days ago
Kentucky Derby: Who's hot, who's not for March 22 Read More...

Unfazed fits well in turf allowance

DRF | 5 days ago
Unfazed kicked off her 2017 season with a solid second-place finish in a first-level allowance going one mile on the Tampa Bay Downs turf course last month and will look to earn her first win of the year in an identical race here Friday. Read More...

Graydar Colt Tops Pegasus Juvenile Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A gray colt from the first crop of Graydar was purchased by West Point Thoroughbreds for $90,000 to top the renewal of the Pegasus Training and Rehabilitation Center’s 2-year-olds in training sale. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Horses Training, March 22, 2017 Part 1

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Horses preparing for the 2017 Dubai World Cup Day, including Mind Your Biscuits (#2 Gold), Vivlos (#5 Yellow), Epicharis (#5 Pink), Awardee (#3 White), Lani (#14 White), Gold Dream (#7 White), and Kafuji Take (#2 Blue) Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Voss, Good Night Shirt elected to racing Hall of Fame

DRF | 5 days ago
Thomas Voss, the late trainer who led the U.S. in steeplechase wins five times, and Good Night Shirt, a two-time steeplechase champion, have been elected as steeplechase representatives to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, the organization announced Wednesday. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Mar. 14 – Mar. 16

DRF | 5 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 3/23 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 3/23 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Six Late Nominations to Triple Crown

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Six horses have been added to the list of Triple Crown nominations following the final stage of late nominations that closed March 20. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 3/23 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Thursday 3/23 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Kentucky Derby pedigree analysis: Malagacy

DRF | 5 days ago
Kentucky Derby pedigree analysis: Malagacy Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Saeed bin Suroor

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Saeed bin Suroor talks about Move Up, who runs in the March 25 Dubai World Cup, after the post position draw on March 22. Courtesy ClubGodolphin.com Read More...

Classic Empire gets change of scenery, works five furlongs

DRF | 5 days ago
Notorious bad boy Classic Empire, who on Sunday refused to work at Palm Meadows in south Florida for the second time in less than a month, on Wednesday worked five furlongs in 1:01.80 at Winding Oaks Farm in Ocala, Fla., where he had been sent on Sunday. Read More...

DeBerdt, Excel Bloodstock Target Barretts Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Following its business plan of purchasing mid-priced yearlings with the pedigrees and athleticism to move forward as both pinhooks and as racehorses, Excel Bloodstock targets the Barretts March sale each year. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Hoppertunity a blue-collar multimillionaire

DRF | 5 days ago
In American racing, they call an honest horse that grinds his way start after start into regular purse earnings without ever dominating his competition a “check-getter.” Hoppertunity is a check-getter on about the grandest scale imaginable. Read More...

Spiral Stakes contenders don’t have Derby fever – yet

DRF | 5 days ago
Not a single one of the 3-year-olds entered in the Spiral Stakes had blipped the Kentucky Derby radar before this week. Still, a victory in the Turfway Park showcase on Saturday equates to a spot in the Derby starting gate, although most horsemen this side of Ken Ramsey aren't quite ready to fully commit to proceeding that way in case they win. Read More...

McCarthy, Magee on hot streaks at Laurel

DRF | 5 days ago
Jockey Trevor McCarthy is coming off a huge week at Laurel Park during which he won with nine of his 21 mounts. A total of 27 races were run at Laurel last week. On the trainer’s side, Kieron Magee went 5 for 8 last weekend. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: National Treasure

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Man o' War's restored barn a link to storied past Read More...