Thoroughbred News

Licensing issue has Ziadie in limbo

DRF | 4 days ago
Kirk Ziadie, Gulfstream Park’s leading trainer during the 2015 spring meet, may not be able to continue training his horses when the summer session begins Wednesday because of licensing issues with the state of Florida. Read More...

Keeneland fall schedule includes 23 stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Keeneland’s usually power-packed fall stakes schedule takes on even more importance this year when the track presents 23 stakes in anticipation of the first Breeders’ Cup held at the Lexington track on Oct. 30 and 31. Read More...

Zia Park Schedules 33 Stakes for 2015 Meet

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Zia Park Racetrack & Casino has released a schedule of 33 stakes for its 56-day mixed meet that begins Sept. 12. Read More...

Fresh Feline tries to stay in peak form after recent layoff

DRF | 4 days ago
Belmont’s Wednesday card has a “turfy” theme. Six grass races are scheduled, the richest being race 8 at 1 1/4 miles on the inner course. The forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms. Read More...

Rainbow 6 pays $30,929

DRF | 4 days ago
Sunday’s mandatory Rainbow 6 payoff at Gulfstream Park returned $30,929 to those who correctly selected all six winners in the sequence. Read More...

Keeneland Expands Fall Meet Stakes Schedule

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Keeneland will offer 23 stakes worth a total of $5,975,000 in purses during its 2015 fall meet, to be held Oct. 2-24, and the three-day celebration Oct. 29-31 surrounding the $26 million Breeders' Cup World Championships. Read More...

Apprentice Gaffalione turns lessons into victories

DRF | 4 days ago
Seven months into the 2015 campaign, Tyler Gaffalione has turned into one of the leading apprentices in the country and has earned his first riding title, capped off by four victories on Saturday’s card at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Legend Fortynine tries to regroup in Sales Stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
Legend Fortynine will try to get back on track when he runs in the $50,000 Three and Four Year Old Sales Stakes on Wednesday at Northlands Park. Read More...

Normandy Invasion starts anew

DRF | 4 days ago
Normandy Invasion has always had a lot of ability. He’s also had more than his share of bad luck. On Wednesday, he is scheduled to make his first start in more than a year in a second-level optional-claiming race at Delaware Park. Read More...

Presque Isle Asks State for Guidance on Deer

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Presque Isle Downs & Casino and the local horsemen's group have called in state officials to offer guidance on how to control deer that have run onto the track during races. Read More...

Departing has turf options after Firecracker win

DRF | 4 days ago
Departing earned an 89 Beyer Speed Figure by winning for the first time in more than a year and for the first time on turf in the closing-night feature, the Grade 2 Firecracker on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Queen’s Plate principals complete preparation

DRF | 4 days ago
Plate Trial winner Danish Dynaformer and Grade 3 Marine Stakes winner Shaman Ghost were among the top contenders who worked here last weekend for Sunday’s 156th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate at Woodbine. Read More...

Modern must be caught in Lieutenant Governor’s

DRF | 4 days ago
It looks like either Modern or Mr. Bowling in Wednesday’s $50,000 Lieutenant Governor’s Handicap at Hastings. The 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds and up is the first of four stakes on the Canada Day Card that begins at 1:50 p.m. Pacific. Read More...

Normandy Invasion Set to Return at Delaware

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Fox Hill Farms' Normandy Invasion, away from the races for more than a year in part because of a fractured right front sesamoid, is scheduled to return in a $36,000 allowance event July 1 at Delaware Park. Read More...

Yonkers: Tuesday 6/30 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Tuesday Afternoon 6/30 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

3-year-olds get distance test in pair of $50,000 stakes

DRF | 4 days ago
There are four $50,000 stakes races on Wednesday at Hastings, and the two races for 3-year-olds, the Chris Loseth Handicap and the Supernaturel Handicap for 3-year-old fillies, are the most compelling races on the nine-race card that begins at 1:50 p.m. Pacific. Read More...

Mohawk: Tuesday 6/30 Analysis

DRF | 4 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Tuesday 6/30 card at Mohawk Racetrack. Read More...

New Drug Rules Take Effect in West Virginia

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
With the latest Thoroughbred racing rule changes now in place, West Virginia has now fully adopted the National Uniform Medication Program. Read More...

Lanerie takes final race to edge Leparoux for Churchill meet title

DRF | 4 days ago
The Churchill Downs spring meet ended in dramatic fashion Saturday night when jockey Corey Lanerie rallied aboard Love Your Humor to win the final race of the 38-day meet Saturday, allowing him to edge out Julien Leparoux for the riding title. Read More...

Business strong at spring meeting

DRF | 4 days ago
Santa Anita ended its 39-day spring-summer meeting Sunday with gains in ontrack attendance and all-sources handle, and a decline in ontrack handle, according to a track official. Read More...

American Pharoah drills three furlongs

DRF | 4 days ago
Triple Crown hero American Pharoah is officially on the comeback trail. On Monday at Santa Anita, American Pharoah worked three furlongs in 36.40 seconds under jockey Martin Garcia, his first major exercise since his historic win in the Belmont Stakes on June 6. Read More...

Bergman: Wicker Hanover peaking for Beal final

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer Noel Daley knows a few things about trotters. The veteran Down Under conditioner has had some extremely gifted ones in his stable including the $3.5 million winning Mr. Muscleman and Hambletonian runner-up Explosive Matter. He also captured the sport’s most prestigious event back in 2011 with Broad Bahn. Read More...

Pender Harbour seeks first open-company stakes win in Dominion Day

DRF | 4 days ago
The popular 7-year-old Pender Harbour exits Ontario-sired stakes company Wednesday at Woodbine to contest the Grade 3, $150,000 Dominion Day. Read More...

Harness: PA Harness Week for June 27

DRF | 4 days ago
Each week DRF Harness will bring you PA Harness Week. This 30-minute show highlights the best of Pennsylvania harness racing as well as what is happening on the national scene. Read More...

Crown Champ American Pharoah Returns to Work

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
After three weeks off following his Triple Crown sweep, Zayat Stables' American Pharoah returned to work June 29 with a three-furlong drill in :36 2/5, according to clockers at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Chloe Win for Hurricane Run Filly

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 10:24 AM ET 6th at CHY (CHANTILLY)G3 Prix Chloe     Winner: Wekeela (Fr) by Hurricane Run (Ire) Daniel-Yves Treves' Wekeela (Fr) (Hurricane Run {Ire}) wi... Read More...

Black, Gagliano Elected to AHC Positions

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Dr. Jerry Black was elected chairman of the board of trustees of the American Horse Council, while Jim Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club, was elected vice chairman. Read More...

PA Bill Would Lower Racing Dates Minimum

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Pennsylvania lawmakers are examining legislation that would lower the minimum number of live racing days required at racetrack gaming facilities, and also allow each track to install slot machines at up to four OTW parlors. Read More...

Equiano Filly Stays Unbeaten in Bois Test

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 9:05 AM ET 3rd at CHY (CHANTILLY)G3 Prix du Bois     Winner: Fly On the Night (GB) by Equiano (Fr) Pietro Sinistri's Fly On the Night (GB) (Equiano {Fr})... Read More...

Arqana August Catalogue Released

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 8:40 AM ET Arqana August Catalogue Released Read More...

Belle Hill notches first stakes win in Irish Day Handicap

DRF | 4 days ago
Belle Hill rolled to a four-length victory Sunday in the $50,000 Irish Day Handicap at Emerald Downs, a surprisingly easy triumph in her first start beyond 6 1/2 furlongs. Read More...

Awesome Patriot to shuttle to Haras Santa Sara in Chile

Spendthrift Farm stallion Awesome Patriot, the stakes-winning son of Awesome Again, is set to shuttle again for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season to stand at Haras Santa Sara in Santiago, Chile... Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from June 22 – June 24

DRF | 4 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Northfield, Harrington, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Monticello: Horses to watch from June 22 – June 25

DRF | 4 days ago
Horses to watch from Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Trip Notes for June 27-28: Gold Cup at Santa Anita, Iowa Derby, Mother Goose, and more…

DRF | 4 days ago
Trip Notes for June 27-28: Gold Cup at Santa Anita, Iowa Derby, Mother Goose, and more by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

O’Neill, Miller Tie for SA Training Title

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
In a neck-and-neck contest that came down to the final race of the meeting, Santa Anita Park's trainer title ended in a dead heat, with Doug O'Neill and Peter Miller tied atop the standings with 22 wins apiece. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 4 days ago
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 9:04 PM ET Two-time G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe victress Treve (Fr) (Motivator {GB}) annexed the G1 Grand Prix de... Read More...

Lady Contender beats males in Front Range

DRF | 4 days ago
Lady Contender upstaged male rivals on Sunday, when she closed from next-to-last for a nose win in the $40,000 Front Range Stakes at Arapahoe Park. Read More...

Crucero Pulls Upset in San Juan Capistrano

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A week after he ran second in an allowance/optional claiming event, Big Chief Racing's Crucero stunned the field in the $150,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 28 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Masochistic may point to Bing Crosby

DRF | 4 days ago
Masochistic had an 11-week gap between his win in the Grade 2 Kona Gold Stakes on April 11 and the Grade 1 Triple Bend on Saturday at Santa Anita. Sunday, trainer Ron Ellis envisioned only a five-week break leading to the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes at six furlongs at Del Mar on July 26. Read More...

Into Mischief 2yo romps in $125,000 My Dear S. in career debut

Come to Mischief, a 2-year-old filly by leading sire Into Mischief, became her sire’s latest exciting stakes winner on June 28th, dominating the $125,000 My Dear Stakes at Woodbine by six runaway lengths in her career debut... Read More...

Crucero comes up big in San Juan Capistrano victory

DRF | 5 days ago
Crucero, the former maiden claimer, gave a career-best performance to win Sunday’s $150,500 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at Santa Anita. He very nearly was kept in his stall. Read More...

No Catching Come to Mischief at Woodbine

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Come to Mischief was ultra-impressive in her career debut June 28 at Woodbine, making all the pace to win the $125,000 My Dear Stakes by six widening lengths as the longest shot in the field. Read More...

Salutos Amigos sharp in Mr. Prospector comeback

DRF | 5 days ago
Salutos Amigos came back sharp in his first race since the Golden Shaheen at Meydan on March 28, cruising to an eye-catching victory in the $75,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday. Read More...

Into Mischief Firster Springs Stakes Upset at Woodbine

TDN | 5 days ago
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 5:06 PM ET 8th at WOX (Woodbine)My Dear S. ($125k)     Winner: Come to Mischief by Into Mischief Come to Mischief (Into Mischief) upsets the My Dear S. a... Read More...

Come to Mischief romps as longshot in My Dear

DRF | 5 days ago
The debuting longshot Come to Mischief went right to the front and never looked back to take the $125,000 My Dear Stakes convincingly Sunday at Woodbine. Read More...

Hard Aces on path to BC Classic after Gold Cup win

DRF | 5 days ago
Last winter, owners Kosta and Pete Hronis and trainer John Sadler were looking for a prospect for the leading races for older horses in California through the year. When they reached a deal to acquire Hard Aces, they bought much more. Read More...

Wrona to Call Summer Los Alamitos Races

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Michael Wrona, the regular track announcer at Golden Gate Fields, is returning to Los Alamitos Race Course to call its two-week summer meet, which begins July 2. Read More...

Zappy Choice wins at Turffontein

Arrowfield Stud | 5 days ago
Almost a year after one grey daughter of Redoute's Choice was named South Africa's Champion 2YO Filly, a second grey 2YO filly by the champion sire has scored impressively at Turffontein... Read More...

Lovely Day scores first Grade 1 in Takarazuka Kinen

DRF | 5 days ago
Lovely Day won his first Grade 1 race and his fourth stakes in Sunday’s $2,347,348 Takarazuka Kinen at Hanshin Racecourse in Japan, earning a fees-paid berth for the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Keeneland on Oct. 31. Read More...