Thoroughbred News

Bayerd, Shotgun Kowboy may get rematch in early 2015

DRF | 5 days ago
Bayerd and Shotgun Kowboy, who finished a head apart in a thrilling edition of the $250,000 Springboard Mile at Remington Park, have gone in different directions since Sunday’s race, but there is a chance that the pair could meet again next year at 3. Both horses are remaining in the region, according to their trainers. Read More...

Lenny’s Place – Episode 7

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Lenny Shulman sits down to ask Old Friends Farm founder Michael Blowen how he became interested in horse racing. Lenny also comments on Kentucky Derby prep implications with Keeneland's move of the Blue Grass Stakes. Read More...

RCI Request Would Change RMTC’s Current Role

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Association of Racing Commissioners International has asked that the industry's Racing Medication and Testing Consortium be merged into a new RCI scientific advisory board. Read More...

Big field expected for Tropical Park Derby

DRF | 5 days ago
A full field is shaping up for Saturday’s Tropical Park Derby for 3-year-olds, led by Grade 2 winner Wallyanna, Smooth Daddy, and Cabo Cat. Also to be run here Saturday is the Tropical Park Oaks for 3-year-old fillies. Both are $75,000 races at 1 1/16 miles on turf. Read More...

Ward cranking up his Breeders’ Cup winners

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Wesley Ward has been relatively quiet since winning two Breeders’ Cup races at Santa Anita and then serving a 30-day medication suspension. Ward is getting his large stable geared up for the Gulfstream winter meet while also finding time each afternoon to help break 50 yearlings at a nearby farm. Read More...

Blame Game Wins on Debut at Gulfstream

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 2:11 PM ET 4th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)Msw ($40k)     Winner: Blame Game by Blame Blame Game (c, 2, Blame) cruises home to win on debut at Gulfstrea... Read More...

Dynaformer Juvenile Airs at Kempton

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 2:11 PM ET 6th at KEM (KEMPTON PARK)Hcp (�5000)     Winner: Tempus Temporis by Dynaformer Dynaformer Juvenile Airs at Kempton Read More...

WVRC Eyes Independent Review of Collision

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The West Virginia Racing Commission, as part of an investigation into a head-on collision during a Dec. 13 race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, said it will look into funding to pay for an independent review. Read More...

Kate’s Event retired to Special T Thoroughbreds in California

DRF | 5 days ago
Stakes winner Kate’s Event has been retired from racing and will stand the 2015 season at Special T Thoroughbreds in Temecula, Calif. for an advertised fee of $1,000. Read More...

Johns Journey recuperating from accident

DRF | 5 days ago
The 3-year-old gelding Johns Journey faces a lengthy recuperation after unseating jockey Fernando Perez and striking the inside rail in an optional claimer at Los Alamitos on Saturday. Read More...

Acceptance staying with Cal-breds – for now

DRF | 5 days ago
Acceptance, unbeaten in three starts after winning Sunday’s King Glorious Stakes, is likely to remain in the California-bred division for his first start of 2015. Read More...

Taking a gamble on Pioneerof the West

DRF | 5 days ago
Owner John Oxley paid a $20,000 supplemental entry fee to give Pioneerof the West a spot in the gate for Saturday’s $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity. While the fee represents a gamble for Oxley and trainer Mark Casse, the race will provide an indication of where the colt stands in the division. Read More...

Bet This, Not That: Bob Baffert

DRF | 5 days ago
Inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 2009, Bob Baffert has achieved almost every accomplishment possible. He’s won three Eclipse Awards as the top trainer in North America, 11 Breeders’ Cup races, nine Triple Crown races, and his horses have amassed almost $215 million in earnings over the past 25 years. He wins at a high rate, so the key in recent history has been identifying which horses to bet, and which ones to avoid. Read More...

ThoroFan to Honor Old Friends’ Blowen

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
As part of the 2015 Eclipse Awards Week-long events, ThoroFan will honor an industry favorite at its third annual awards breakfast sponsored by Red Brand Fence Co. Jan. 16. Read More...

Harness: Shake It Cerry tops year-end divisional trotting winners

DRF | 5 days ago
On Tuesday (12/16) the United States Harness Writers Association announced the winners in each of the six trotting divisions. Shake It Cerry, Sebastian K, Father Patrick, Mission Brief, Pinkman, and Classic Martine will receive trophies come February 22. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 12/16/2014

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Hong Kong, Los Alamitos, Japan, Fair Grounds, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Sunland Park & more! Read More...

Jerardi: Sinatra gets well-deserved reward

DRF | 5 days ago
The 2014 Pennsylvania Derby and Cotillion Stakes at Parx featured the winners of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. As soon as they were run and the day’s $10 million handle became public, the phone of the Parx director of racing began to “ring off the hook” with job offers. Read More...

Sloane Square back from long layoff in Thursday allowance

DRF | 5 days ago
Sloane Square is perfect in at least one respect – with the fans. The 3-year-old filly has been favored in every one of her four starts, including back-to-back graded stakes last spring. Read More...

Health Zone: Broodmare Health

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Using Cervical Cerclage to Manage Cervical Incompetence in Pregnant Mares. Read More...

Southeast Regional: Ultimate Teamwork

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Chris and Lynne Boutte's Eagle's View Farm soars. Read More...

Southwest Regional: Blue-Collar Browns

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Brown's Thoroughbred Farm raises runners. Read More...

Calumet releases 2015 fees, stallion locations

DRF | 5 days ago
Calumet Farm, which has seen a rapid expansion in its stallion operation in recent years, has released its advertised fees and stallion locations for the 2015 breeding season. The Lexington, Ky.-based operation of owner Brad Kelley will be represented by stallions in five states, as well as Canada and Ireland. Read More...

Kate’s Event to Special T Thoroughbreds

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Kate's Event, winner of the 2013 Tiznow Stakes at Hollywood Park, will begin stallion duties in 2015 at Special T Thoroughbreds in Temecula, Calif. Read More...

Darley Buys Australian Sprinter Brazen Beau

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Darley in Australia has purchased Brazen Beau, one of Australia's best 3-year-old sprinters, and plans to launch his stud career during the 2015 Southern Hemisphere season. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 6 days ago
Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 7:22 PM ET The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved a new future wager which will allow bets to be placed on which... Read More...

Northfield: Wednesday 12/17 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Ken Walters' analysis of the Wednesday 12/17 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Balmoral: Wednesday 12/17 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 12/17 card at Balmoral Park. Read More...

Northfield: Tuesday 12/16 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

DRF | 6 days ago
Jeremey Day's analysis of the Tuesday 12/16 card at Northfield Park. Read More...

Digital Influence: America’s Best Racing Makes Generational Connection

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Calumet Farm Sets 2015 Stud Fees

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Calumet Farm has set the 2015 stud fees for its roster of stallions, including regional and foreign-based sires. Read More...

Golden Gate Fields

DRF | 6 days ago
Track information and stakes schedule for the 2014-15 Golden Gate Fields Winter Meet. Read More...

Champion Big Drama relocates to Bridlewood

DRF | 6 days ago
Big Drama, the champion sprinter of 2010, will relocate to Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla., for the 2015 breeding season, where he will stand for an advertised fee of $10,000. The 8-year-old son of Montbrook previously stood at HallMarc Stallions at Stonewall Farm in Ocala. Read More...

Rydilluc retired to Haras San Patricio in Argentina

DRF | 6 days ago
Grade 3 winner Rydilluc has been retired from racing to stand at Haras San Patricio in Santiago, Chile. Read More...

Los Alamitos Race Course

DRF | 6 days ago
Track information and stakes schedule for the 2014 Aqueduct Fall Meet, which starts October 29, highlighted by the G1 $400,000 Cigar Mile Handicap on Saturday, November 29. Read More...

Fourteen Stakes Set for Aqueduct Spring Meet

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The $1 million Twinspires.com Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) will be supported by 13 other stakes worth an additional $2.3 million when racing moves to the main track April 1 for Aqueduct's 19-day Spring Showcase meet. Read More...

Spending Bill Maintains Horse Slaughter Ban

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Several provisions that impact the horse industry, including maintaining a ban on horse slaughter, were included in the omnibus appropriations bill passed by Congress Dec. 13. Read More...

700 horses at Calder will need new home

DRF | 6 days ago
Horsemen in South Florida are scrambling for stall space in the wake of the realization that Churchill Downs Inc. plans to go forward with a development of a portion of the backside at Calder Race Course, displacing approximately 700 horses as of the start of the new year. Read More...

Warning System Not Used Before CT Collision

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
An investigation into a head-on collision that led to the euthanization of a horse after a race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Dec. 13 didn't result from malfunction of an on-track warning system, officials said. Read More...

New procedures in place after Charles Town accident

DRF | 6 days ago
The stewards at Charles Town Races are implementing new procedures for the track’s Wednesday race card following an accident on Saturday night in which a loose horse running the wrong way on the track collided with another horse, leading to a horse’s death, without an available warning system being activated. Read More...

Champion Big Drama to Bridlewood in 2015

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Big Drama, the Eclipse Award-winning champion sprinter in 2010, will stand the 2015 breeding season at Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla., for a live-foal fee of $10,000. Read More...

Good Luck Gus runs himself into open company

DRF | 6 days ago
Good Luck Gus, the winner of Sunday’s Damon Runyon Stakes for New York-breds, will get a chance to prove himself against open company next year. Read More...

Classy Class staying in New York

DRF | 6 days ago
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin will send recent maiden winners Ocean Knight and Perchance to south Florida this week but will keep Classy Class in New York and point him to the Jerome on Jan. 3. Read More...

El Kabeir targets Jerome for 3-year-old debut

DRF | 6 days ago
El Kabeir, the winner of the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs on Nov. 29, will make his 3-year-old debut in the Grade 3, $200,000 Jerome Stakes over Aqueduct’s inner track, his connections said Monday. Read More...

Charles Town Accident: Warning System Switch Not in Stewards Room

The on-off switch for a warning system to jockeys at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town racetrack was not triggered when a horse ran the wrong way toward the field in the fourth race on Saturday night... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

Just Foolin Around, War Classic get class relief in Tuesday feature

DRF | 6 days ago
Just Foolin Around has been a consistent sort all along but “just hasn’t been able to finish the job recently,” says his trainer, Tim Hills. That is a problem the veteran horseman hopes to solve by dropping Just Foolin Around in against conditioned claiming opposition for the first time in Tuesday’s $22,000 main event at Gulfstream Park carded at 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Read More...

New York Trainer Cannizzo Suspended, Fined

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
New York trainer David Cannizzo has been suspended 45 days and fined $6,000 by the New York State Gaming Commission after three horses he trains tested positive for a painkiller. Read More...

Aqueduct raises purses, adds stakes to spring meet

DRF | 6 days ago
The New York Racing Association will try to entice horsemen who winter in south Florida to return to New York in early April by raising purses for overnight races and adding a handful of new turf stakes to the Aqueduct spring schedule. Read More...

Wagering comes to Gulfstream mall

DRF | 6 days ago
For the first time since the Village at Gulfstream Park opened adjacent to the racetrack five years ago, wagering will become available inside the mall with the opening of Frankey’s Sports Bar on Tuesday night. Read More...

Munjaz leads McLaughlin’s four-win weekend

DRF | 6 days ago
On Saturday, Todd Pletcher won four races, including a pair of stakes here and the Queens County at Aqueduct. But he isn’t the only trainer who had himself a big weekend both here and in New York. Read More...

Bergman: No welfare for 4-year-olds

DRF | 6 days ago
Moving into 2015, is the sport of harness racing still looking for a needle in a haystack? Jay Bergman looks at whether there is really a need for races exclusively for 4-year-olds. Read More...