Thoroughbred News

Mineshaft colt tops Spring Sale opener

OBS Sales | 3 days ago
Eisaman Equine's $550,000 Mineshaft colt goes to Frank Fletcher Racing (Louise Reinagel photo) Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen 4/21/2014

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
With a few horses moving off the Kentucky Derby contenders list, Steve adjusts his. Read More...

Napravnik to Ride in Thoroughbreds For All

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Jockey Rosie Napravnik will ride her off-track Thoroughbred Sugar during "Thoroughbreds For All," an April 25 event in Central Kentucky at which all-star equestrians will promote the versatility of the Thoroughbred. Read More...

More than $63,000 raised for injured jockey Von Rosen

DRF | 3 days ago
A pair of fundraisers at Turf Paradise to aid severely injured jockey Anne Von Rosen raised more than $63,000. Read More...

Mineshaft Colt Brings $550k at OBSAPR

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014 4:12 PM ET OBSAPR (OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training)hip 218     2yo C     Mineshaft--Kelly Pond (Deputy Minister)     550,000  Breeder: Tony Holmes & Walter Zent (KY)  Consignor: Eisaman Equine, agent  Buyer: Frank Fletcher Bidding on behalf of owner Frank Fletcher, Donato Lanni extended to $550,000 to land a Mineshaft colt at OBSAPR Read More...

Balmoral: Wednesday 4/23 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 4/23 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 4/23 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Ken Walters' analysis of the Wednesday 4/23 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Miami Mile Reinstated to Grade III Status

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The American Graded Stakes Committee has reinstated the grade III status of the 2014 Miami Mile Handicap at Calder. Read More...

Harness Racing: Team Miller going strong despite Andy’s accident

DRF | 3 days ago
Life is different these days for the wife-and-husband team of trainer Julie Miller and driver Andy Miller, but their passion for harness racing remains unchanged. As Julie Miller prepares undefeated Perfect Alliance for Wednesday’s $30,000 Bobby Weiss Series final for 3- and 4-year-old female trotters at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, she talked about the bond that keeps Team Miller moving forward as Andy Miller recovers from an accident on April 15 at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 4/22 Analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Tuesday 4/22 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Northfield: Tuesday 4/22 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 3 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Tuesday 4/22 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Huge video board will be star of Churchill’s opening night

DRF | 3 days ago
The opening-night Downs After Dark program will be highlighted by the long-misnomered Derby Trial, but it also will mark the debut of the much-heralded video board that now towers high above the Churchill backstretch. Read More...

Keeneland notes: Romantica set for Bewitch

DRF | 3 days ago
Romantica, the runner-up to Dank in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf last fall in her only start in North America, heads a field of 12 fillies and mares entered in the Thursday feature at Keeneland, the Grade 3, $150,000 Bewitch Stakes. Read More...

One for the Roses: Danza

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Steve Haskin shares his thoughts on Danza's shocking performance in the Arkansas Derby and what it could mean for the Kentucky Derby contender. Read More...

Trainer Larry Jones making progress

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Larry Jones, hospitalized with multiple injuries, including bleeding on the brain, after being thrown from a horse Saturday at Delaware Park, was reported Monday to be making significant progress, according to one of his owners. Read More...

Stars of the Oaks: Plum Pretty

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Blood-Horse catches up with 2011 Kentucky Oaks winner Plum Pretty. Learn about what Plum Pretty and her connections have been up to since her Kentucky Oaks win. Also, learn more about pasture friend Havre de Grace! Read More...

La Verdad likely for Vagrancy

DRF | 3 days ago
About an hour before Kid Cruz won the Tesio at Pimlico, trainer Linda Rice watched from Ocala as La Verdad rolled to a 3 3/4-length front-running victory in the Grade 2, $200,000 Distaff Handicap at Aqueduct. Read More...

Dundeel Retired, to Stand at Arrowfield Stud

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The retirement of It's A Dundeel to Arrowfield Stud was announced April 21 by Arrowfield Chairman John Messara. He will be known at stud by his original New Zealand-registered name of Dundeel. Read More...

House Rules points to Acorn

DRF | 3 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens – who celebrated his 85th birthday Monday – is coming back to New York and bringing his talented 3-year-old filly House Rules with him. Read More...

Beato out for month; Esquivel departs

DRF | 3 days ago
Jockey Inoel Beato broke his left collarbone when his mount, Market Blaster, unseated him while leaving the starting gate of the fourth race Friday at Aquedcut and will be out at least one month, according to agent Jorge Velasquez. Read More...

Inimitable Romanee, Romantica Meet in Bewitch

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Gallagher's Stud's Inimitable Romanee will look to add a third graded stakes to her record in the $150,000 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 24 at Keeneland. Read More...

Kid Cruz on target for Preakness

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Linda Rice could be headed to her first Preakness Stakes with Kid Cruz, who scored a 3 1/2-length victory in last Saturday’s $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico. Read More...

Ward stacks deck in four-way race for spring training title

DRF | 3 days ago
There are four trainers with a chance to win the spring-meet training title at Keeneland, and by the look of entries for the final three-day stretch, it looks like Wesley Ward might have the best odds of emerging on top. Read More...

World Gone Wright makes gamble look good

DRF | 3 days ago
It’s a big gamble to take a maiden winner from Tampa Bay Downs, ship her 1,000 miles to Keeneland, race her over a strange surface, and put her in a race with much tougher competition. But trainer Robert Smith and co-owner Mark Hoffman had enough confidence to give World Gone Wright a chance to prove she was the real deal. Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Hope remains for final spots

DRF | 3 days ago
With Cairo Prince and Midnight Hawk out of the Kentucky Derby, spots opened in the prospective field for Vinceremos and Harry’s Holiday, and more scoreboard watching will be done as horses begin to arrive at Churchill Downs for their final preps. Read More...

Dundeel retired to stud in Australia

DRF | 3 days ago
Dundeel, a six-time Australian Group 1 winner, has been retired and will begin his stud career this upcoming Southern Hemisphere season at Arrowfield Stud in New South Wales, Australia. A fee will be announced at a later date. Read More...

Euphrosyne, Kiss Moon in Oaks Workouts

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Euphrosyne and Kiss Moon -- fillies aiming at the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) -- went to the track at Churchill Downs April 21 and breezed in preparation for the May 2 filly counterpart to the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Sinatra seeks first New York win in Wednesday turf feature

DRF | 3 days ago
Sinatra is winless in two career starts in New York, but he looks well spotted Wednesday to make it to the Aqueduct winner’s circle when he runs in a $69,000 second-level optional-claiming race scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on turf. Read More...

Little Mike on collision course with Wise Dan

DRF | 3 days ago
Little Mike will likely make his 2014 debut in the Grade 1 Woodford Reserve on the Kentucky Derby undercard at Churchill Downs on May 3 – the same race Wise Dan is targeting. Read More...

Star Shoot serves as stepping-stone for Woodbine Oaks prospects

DRF | 3 days ago
A trio of Canadian-bred fillies made their seasonal debuts in the Star Shoot Stakes on Saturday at Woodbine and used the race as a prep for the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks on June 15. Read More...

Winter claim pays off again for Gonzalez, Tucci Stables

DRF | 3 days ago
For the second consecutive year, a winter claim at Gulfstream Park has resulted in a stakes win at Woodbine for trainer Nicholas Gonzalez and owner Tucci Stables. Read More...

Zensational Bunny continues to show fondness for Woodbine’s Polytrack

DRF | 3 days ago
After a couple of tough starts over the winter, a return to Woodbine appeared to suit Zensational Bunny well in last Saturday’s $144,000 Star Shoot Stakes, as she stalked the early pace and pounced in the stretch to win by 1 3/4 lengths over Paladin Bay. Read More...

Jay Bergman: Entrymate saves the day for Foiled Again backers

DRF | 3 days ago
Following Saturday’s concluding preliminary round of the George Morton Levy Series at Yonkers, it was hard not to see just how much Yannick Gingras’ drive behind Foiled Again didn’t look and sound very similar to the intentions of a young driver a few weeks ago at The Meadowlands. Read More...

All-sources handle up sharply at Oaklawn meet

DRF | 3 days ago
Bolstered by a surge in offtrack business, Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., reported a double-digit gain in average daily handle during its 51-date meet that closed April 12. The track also reported record purses and a small gain in average daily attendance during the meet, which lost four full programs and two partial cards due to inclement weather. Read More...

BREEDERS’ CUP, NBC EXPAND PARTNERSHIP; NBC SPORTS GROUP TO TELEVISE “BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE SERIES: WIN AND YOU’RE IN”™

April 21, 2014 THE GOLD CUP AND AWESOME AGAIN STAKES AT SANTA ANITA TO BE TELEVISED LIVE ON NBCSN 11 EVENT MULTI-MEDIA MARKETING PLATFORM PROVIDES PARTNERS EXPOSURE ON-AIR, ONLINE AND ON-SITE NEW YORK (April 21, 2014) – The Breeders’ Cup, the most prestigious event in international horse racing, announced today that it is expanding its partnership with NBC Sports Group to televise a series of 18 Breeders’ Cup Challenge races from top tracks in the U.S., from June until the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.read more Read More...

“Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In” Will Be Televised

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014 11:02 AM ET The Breeders' Cup and NBC Sports expand partnership to televise "Breeders' Cup Challenge Series: Win and You're In". Read More...

New Marketing Platform for Challenge Races

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Breeders' Cup announced April 21 a "new marketing platform" that will feature 18 Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" races from U.S. tracks in 2014. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup, NBC Expand Challenge Coverage

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Breeders' Cup announced April 21 a "new marketing platform" that will feature 18 Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" races from U.S. tracks in 2014. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup, NBC reach deal to televise 18 Breeders’ Cup prep races

DRF | 3 days ago
Eighteen of the major preps giving horses an automatic berth in a Breeders’ Cup race will be televised live on NBC or NBC Sports this summer and fall under a new agreement between Breeders’ Cup Ltd. and the network’s parent company, according to an announcement by both parties Monday. Read More...

Harness Racing: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from April 14 – April 16

DRF | 3 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Hoosier, Pocono, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from April 14 – April 17

DRF | 3 days ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Baffert Duo Chitu, Bayern in Derby Works

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Chitu and Bayern, two possible starters in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, breezed a half-mile at Churchill Downs April 21 as they continued preparations for the May 3 race. Read More...

PR Special OBS April: Stronach, Street Boss, and Florida’s New Sires

The Paulick Report is pleased to present special print editions to be distributed on the grounds of the OBS April sale beginning Monday. In this edition of the PR Special, Ray gives his take on the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

Handle up, attendance down at Santa Anita winter-spring meeting

DRF | 3 days ago
Santa Anita finished its 69-day winter-spring meeting Sunday with an increase in all-sources handle but a decline in ontrack attendance, according to track president Tom Ludt. Read More...

Bayern impresses in work with stablemate Chitu

DRF | 3 days ago
Bayern was clearly best over his Bob Baffert stablemate Chitu in a team workout during a relatively quiet Monday training session reserved for Kentucky Derby and Oaks horses at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Derby Contender Tapiture Breezes at Churchill

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Tapiture, one of the top contenders for the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), breezed five furlongs in 1:02 4/5 at Churchill Downs the morning of April 21. Read More...

Letter to the editor April 20, 2014

DRF | 3 days ago
Letter to the editor regarding trainer Steve Asmussen. Read More...

Medaglia d’Oro’s Rising Star Decathlete Back With a Win

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014 8:06 AM ET 2nd at LCP (LONGCHAMP)?34,000 Prix Machado (Cond)     Winner: Decathlete by Medaglia d'Oro Godolphin's TDN Rising Star Decathlete (Medaglia d... Read More...

It’s A Dundeel retires to Arrowfield Stud

Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago
The retirement of Queen Elizabeth Stakes victor It’s A Dundeel to Arrowfield Stud was announced on Monday by Arrowfield Chairman John Messara... Read More...

Trip notes for April 19: Ben Ali, Lexington, Charles Town Classic and more…

DRF | 4 days ago
Trip Notes for April 19: Ben Ali, Lexington, Charles Town Classic and more by Michael Hammersly. Read More...