Thoroughbred News

White-Headed Foal Named Southern Phantom

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Mary Beth Woods of Shreveport, La., submitted the winning entry of Southern Phantom in a name-the-foal contest offered exclusively at BloodHorse.com. Read More...

Fewer Fatalities Tied to Risk-Factor Changes

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Analysis of the Equine Injury Database suggests improvement in some risk factors may have played a role in the decline in the number of catastrophic injuries per 1,000 starts in dirt races from 2014 to 2015. Read More...

Gaudet, Amoss to Join Saratoga Live Team

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Gabby Gaudet and Tom Amoss will join the New York Racing Association's broadcast team for the launch of Saratoga Live on July 22. Read More...

Six underweight horses from Borell farm moved to TRF facility

DRF | 3 days ago
Rusty Ford, spokesperson for the Kentucky state veterinary department, said that the state this morning has received permission to move six of the horses to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation facility in the state. Those six were deemed to be the priorities because they were either starving or severely underweight. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Internal Forces

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Forget about external pressures when it comes to yearling sales. Read More...

Six Neglected Horses Cleared to Leave Farm

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Six of the 43 horses housed at a farm in Central Kentucky will be moved so they can get more focused care, a Kentucky official said the morning of June 28. Read More...

Rood & Riddle to Sponsor Breeders’ Cup Draw

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Rood & Riddle, one of the world's leading equine veterinary practices, will begin its second year as the Official Equine Hospital of the Breeders' Cup World Championships and Title Sponsor of the 2016 Breeders' Cup post-position draw. Read More...

Scissor Kick to shuttle to France in 2017

Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago
Arrowfield's freshman sire Scissor Kick will shuttle to leading French stud Haras d’Etreham for the 2017 Northern Hemisphere season... Read More...

Thoroughbred Makeover Tickets Now for Sale

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Tickets are $10 per day or $25 for the event held Oct. 27-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park, and include access to seminars, competition, demonstrations, and the finale. Read More...

Tampa Bay Downs Ready for Summer Festival

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Exciting Thoroughbred racing returns to Tampa Bay Downs June 30 and July 1 as horsemen, jockeys, track officials, and area fans celebrate the fourth annual Summer Festival of Racing. Read More...

Plenty to like about Lord Nelson

Andrew Caufield of the TDN looks at Lord Nelson's potential as a stallion... Read More...

Exchange wagering do’s and don’ts

DRF | 3 days ago
It’s not often you can catch a break living in New Jersey, the land of stratospheric property taxes, grueling bridge-and-tunnel commutes, and no left turns off major roads. So when the Betfair exchange launched exclusively for residents of the Garden State a few weeks ago, it was a much-welcomed bone thrown to New Jersey horseplayers. Read More...

Mike Beer’s Belmont horses to watch for June 28, 2016

DRF | 4 days ago
Mike Beer's Belmont horses to watch for June 28. Read More...

PA House Panel Passes Breeding Fund Revisions

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Legislation that would change the parameters of the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Breeding Fund cleared a House of Representatives committee June 27. Read More...

Zoccali: Harness Racing still has potential

DRF | 4 days ago
“Too bad, you missed the heyday of racing.” If I had a nickel for every time I have heard that in the last 10 years or so. I can never tell if the person expressing that sentiment is genuine in what they are saying or if they are boasting that they did experience some of the best years of racing, and I didn’t, according to them. Read More...

State officials examine abandoned horses on farm tied to Borell

DRF | 4 days ago
Kentucky Agriculture Department officials met with Mercer County officials Monday to look at 44 abandoned Thoroughbreds to evaluate their condition in a case involving horses that had been in the care of or owned by Chuck Borell and his daughter Maria Borell. Read More...

No Horses Injured in Pennsylvania Barn Fire

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A restored 200-year-old horse barn at Greenbriar Farm in Alburtis, Pa., was completely destroyed by fire the night of June 26. No horses were injured. Read More...

Cuomo Administration Fires Back at Criticism

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hitting back at criticism from the Saratoga Springs community over the recent controversy involving the now-scuttled plan to end a four-year period of state government control of NYRA. Read More...

Giwner: The journey continues with Ohello Blue Chip

DRF | 4 days ago
When I decided to purchase 1% of Ohello Blue Chip from TheStable.ca a few months ago, I never thought the prospect of her racing would peak my interest. Honestly, my goal was simply to provide some positive press for fractional ownership throughout the year. But she is racing! And I’m actually excited. Read More...

Into Mischief Filly MHBA Yearling Show Champ

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Trainer John Servis June 26 selected Sagamore Farm's filly by Into Mischief out of the Not For Love mare Roadtohanna as champion of the 82nd annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association's Maryland-bred yearling show. Read More...

Major Expansion Planned for Aqueduct Casino

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The operator of the video lottery terminal casino at Aqueduct Racetrack plans a December groundbreaking on an expansion project expected to add more than 750,000-square-feet to the facility, but the plan hasn't been presented to NYRA. Read More...

Harness: Gingras gets win 6,000

DRF | 4 days ago
In many cases, winning seven harness races in a row would be the most notable achievement of any driver’s day. But for Yannick Gingras, such a streak got him to an even more noteworthy accomplishment --- career victory No. 6,000. Read More...

Love That Jazz rides speedy start to Ontario County Stakes win

DRF | 4 days ago
Love That Jazz set a blistering early pace in the $50,000 Ontario County Stakes at Finger Lakes on Monday, then gutted it out through the stretch run to hold off three rivals and score by a length. Read More...

KY Track, Equipment Co. Offers Scholarship

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Louisville-based Horsemen's Track and Equipment Inc. is accepting applications through July 31 for its second annual Steve Greene Memorial Scholarship. Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 6/29 Analysis + Pick Four Ticket

DRF | 4 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 6/29 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Turf runners enticed to try dirt in Thursday features

DRF | 4 days ago
Horseplayers and horsemen are seeing innovative race conditions at Santa Anita. The new conditions are necessary to fill races, because a big chunk of the program is on hiatus. Turf races accounted for 33 percent of Santa Anita races before the course was closed for replacement after June 19. The last three weeks of the meet are dirt only. Read More...

Q&A with Adrian Munro, Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society vice president

DRF | 4 days ago
While much of the attention will be focused on Ontario’s contribution to Canada’s Thoroughbred industry over Queen’s Plate weekend, the country has a broad spectrum of programs reaching into the western provinces, each with its own contributions to the national product and challenges to face. Read More...

The week that was in racing, June 20-26, 2016

DRF | 4 days ago
Melatonin wins Gold Cup, Lord Nelson gets Baffert first 2016 Grade 1 win, Mo Tom avoids trouble to storm clear in Ohio Derby, and more. Read More...

RTCA Seeking Nominees for White Horse Award

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Racetrack Chaplaincy of America is seeking nominees for is White Horse Award, presented annually to an individual who has done something heroic on behalf of human or horse. Read More...

Free: Santa Anita horses to watch for week of June 27

DRF | 4 days ago
Brad Free's horses to watch at Santa Anita for the week of June 27. Read More...

Iowa Oaks features Baffert, Pletcher fillies

DRF | 4 days ago
The last three years that Bob Baffert sent horses to Prairie Meadows for the Iowa Festival of Racing, which runs Thursday through Saturday, his starters have won five times in eight stakes races. But Baffert's starter in the week's first graded race, Emmzy in the Grade 3, $200,000 Iowa Oaks on Thursday night, is 8-1 on the morning line, and for good reason, since this is a deep edition of the local oaks. Read More...

Stevens to have rare Gulfstream mount Friday

DRF | 4 days ago
Gary Stevens will make a rare appearance here Friday. The Hall of Famer rider is named aboard Mac Daddy Mac for trainer Kathy Ritvo in the featured eighth race, a six-furlong allowance/optional claimer for Florida-breds. Read More...

Jackpot starts at $102K for mandatory payout in Rainbow 6

DRF | 4 days ago
The combination of relatively small fields and the potential for a couple of singles in the sequence should make the mandatory payout of the Rainbow 6 jackpot attractive to both big and small players when racing resumes Thursday at Gulfstream Park with a carryover of $102,569 already in the till. Read More...

Spelling Again invades for Princess Rooney

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Brad Cox will attempt to make his former claimer Spelling Again a two-time Grade 2 winner when he ships her to town from her home base at Churchill Downs for Saturday’s $250,000 Princess Rooney. Read More...

KY-Bred Ryans Charm Scores Repeat in Peru GI

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Kentucky-bred Peruvian champion Ryans Charm won the Gran Premio Pamplona (Per-I) for the second consecutive year June 26 at Hipodromo Monterrico near Lima. Read More...

Sarah Sis scores; I’ll Have Another sires first winner

OBS Sales | 4 days ago
Joe Ragsdale’s Sarah Sis continued her march toward a million in earnings on Saturday at Arlington Park, taking the lead at the start of the $100,000 Chicago Handicap (G3) and staying there to the wire, scoring by a length with fellow OBS … Read More...

Frommer hit pinhook bonanza

DRF | 4 days ago
The end of the 2-year-old sales season in North America provides a chance for Cary Frommer to take a well-earned deep breath before she begins looking for her next prospects at the yearling sales. Read More...

Borell part of investigation into animal-welfare violations

DRF | 4 days ago
Another high-profile case of horses being abandoned and in poor condition has surfaced in Kentucky, and this one has an even higher profile because one of the persons involved is Maria Borell, who trained Runhappy to win last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint. Maria and her father, Chuck Borell, are the reported owners of the horses, though there are conflicting statements as to who actually owns the horses. Read More...

Brother to Liam’s Map debuts

DRF | 4 days ago
Not This Time, a half-brother to Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner Liam's Map, will make his debut Thursday at Churchill Downs for trainer Dale Romans. Read More...

Former racehorse will compete for U.S. in Olympics

DRF | 4 days ago
Former racehorse Blackfoot Mystery and his rider Boyd Martin have been named to the 2015 U.S. Olympic eventing team for the Rio de Janeiro games, the U.S. Equestrian Federation announced last week. Read More...

Ancient Goddess gets class relief in return from layoff

DRF | 4 days ago
The race 8 filly and mare turf sprint at Belmont Park on Thursday will have only seven starters, but that doesn't mean it's a free square on your exotic-wagering bingo card. Read More...

‘Unfathomable’: Horses In Dire Condition As Animal Neglect Investigation Drags On

The horse pictured above is named Silver Cliff. He's a gelding by Silver Charm, born in 2002 and was nine years old when this picture was taken at Beacon Hill Farm, a Central Kentucky boarding... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for... Read More...

I’ll Have Another gets first winner

DRF | 4 days ago
After a slow start to his stud career, dual classic winner and champion I'll Have Another was represented by his first winner Saturday, when Un Autre won a maiden special weight on the Tokyo Racecourse turf. Read More...

Recruiting Ready among Bashford Manor contenders

DRF | 4 days ago
Recruiting Ready, who won his career debut in smashing fashion last month at Pimlico, is one of six 2-year-olds expected for the Grade 3, $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes on closing night of the spring/summer meet Saturday. Read More...

Jockey Hill gets 1,000th career win

DRF | 4 days ago
Jockey Channing Hill won his 1,000th career race last Friday at Churchill Downs, piloting the 5-year-old mare Shut the Gate to win a claiming race for trainer Chris Hartman. Read More...

Catch a Glimpse fires bullet for Belmont Oaks

DRF | 4 days ago
Heading into her first major engagement of the summer in the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Oaks, Catch a Glimpse shows no ill effects from what has already been a very successful year. Read More...

Japan Races added to BC Challenge Series

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Breeders' Cup and the Japan Racing Association announced the addition of three Japanese group I races to the 2016 Breeders' Cup Challenge series schedule. Read More...

Mohawk: Tuesday 6/28 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Tuesday 6/28 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 6/28 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Tuesday Afternoon 6/28 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Pocono: Posts drawn for the $500,000 Ben Franklin Final

DRF | 4 days ago
Post positions for perhaps the most anticipated race in decades, the $500,000 Ben Franklin, were drawn on Monday morning at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The July 2 showcase of older pacing talent takes the spotlight on a stakes-filled card that includes over $2 million in purses. Read More...