Thoroughbred News

Buena Vista at mercy of weather

DRF | 4 days ago
A strong storm expected to bring plenty of wet weather to Southern California was forecast to hit beginning Friday and lasting through Saturday, and that could impact the Grade 2, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes for older females, scheduled for one mile on the turf course Saturday. Read More...

Arrogate training right along

DRF | 4 days ago
While no next race has yet been picked out for Arrogate, it certainly is looking like he'll be racing again within the next six weeks or so. There had been thought prior to the Pegasus World Cup that he might get a break after that race, but he ran so well that day and came out of it so well that he's continued right along with his training. Read More...

Millionaire, Graded Stakes Winner Alsvid Retired

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Millionaire and multiple stakes winner Alsvid has been retired, trainer Chris Hartman said Feb. 14 Read More...

Evangeline Downs to Begin 84-Day Meet April 12

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Evangeline Downs' 2017 Thoroughbred racing season will begin on Wednesday, April 12 and continue through Saturday, September 2. Read More...

More Globetrotting Likely for Lady Aurelia in 2017

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Lady Aurelia turned in her second timed move of the year Feb. 15, covering three furlongs in :37.09 at Stonestreet Training Center as she readies for her sophomore debut, which will likely come during the Keeneland Spring meet. Read More...

Kentucky Reports Growth in Horse Exports for 2016

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The value of all horses exported by Kentucky rose 33.1% to $195.2 million. This number includes all breeds, but Thoroughbreds typically account for at least three-quarters of the number of horses shipped abroad. Read More...

General George contender Heaven’s Runway improving with age

DRF | 4 days ago
Since being claimed by Rudy Rodriguez for $62,500 out of a second-place finish in an optional-claiming race at Saratoga, the 7-year-old Heaven's Runway has gone 2 for 3, including a pair of stakes, and earned $164,000. On Saturday at Laurel Park, he will go postward as one of the top choices in the Grade 3 General George, a seven-furlong stakes for 4-year-olds and up. Read More...

Page McKenney Back for More at Laurel Park

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Page McKenney drew post 3 in the General George and shares a 122-pound highweight impost with Heaven's Runway and Stallwalkin' Dude. Read More...

Eskenformoney, Curlin’s Approval rematched in Royal Delta

DRF | 4 days ago
When last they met at Gulfstream Park, Eskenformoney was pulling a mild upset over favored Curlin's Approval in the Grade 3 Rampart on Dec. 17. Nine weeks later, they will meet again Saturday in the Grade 2, $200,000 Royal Delta at 1 1/16 miles. Read More...

Derby Watch: Classic Empire remains on top

DRF | 4 days ago
For the inaugural Derby Watch top 20, Classic Empire remains the favorite on the Derby future line produced by Mike Watchmaker, Daily Racing Form's national handicapper. Classic Empire's terrific 2-year-old form, combined with a foot issue that came to the fore days after the Holy Bull, combined to keep him as the favorite – for now. Read More...

Hong Kong: Sea Jade keeps rolling with dead-heat win in Happy Valley Trophy

DRF | 5 days ago
The improving 3-year-old Sea Jade won his fifth start of the Hong Kong season on Thursday night at Happy Valley, dead-heating for the victory in the Happy Valley Trophy Handicap. Read More...

New Year, New Horizons for Simeones

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
From selling the top-priced 2-year-old sold at public auction in North America to relocating to the mountains of Nevada, it has been quite a year for Thoroughbred breeders Sal and Colleen Simeone. Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Who’s hot, who’s not for Feb. 17, 2017

DRF | 5 days ago
Kentucky Derby: Who's hot, who's not for Feb. 17 Read More...

Florida Derby in Play for El Areeb

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Add the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) April 1 at Gulfstream Park to the list of Triple Crown preps being considered for M M G Stables' impressive 3-year-old El Areeb, a winner of his last four races including back-to-back graded stakes. Read More...

Tourneys covered like Jagger

DRF | 5 days ago
Handicapping contests weren’t exactly on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine this week, but they did manage to grace the pages therein. Read More...

Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Classic Empire

DRF | 5 days ago
Classic Empire, who debuts as the favorite on Mike Watchmaker's Kentucky Derby future line, became the second Eclipse Award champion juvenile in three seasons for sire Pioneerof the Nile. The first? American Pharoah. Read More...

Vitali enters horse at Parx after getting stay

DRF | 5 days ago
Marcus Vitali, the controversial trainer who has been banned by several tracks along the East Coast, has been allowed to enter a horse at Parx after receiving a stay of an ejection order from the Philadelphia-area track, according to officials and rulings. Read More...

Court denies appeal on instant racing patent

DRF | 5 days ago
A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling throwing out allegations that an upstart maker of historical racing machines infringed on the patents of a competitor owned by The Stronach Group, according to court documents. Read More...

Yourdreamsormine among the possibilities in Friday feature

DRF | 5 days ago
There are more haves than have-nots in the lone allowance race Friday at Gulfstream Park, making for some interesting wagering strategy as a 10-race card unfolds. Nine older horses are in the ninth race, a key link in late multi-race wagers, and bettors wanting to stay alive into the last race of the day may want to go deeper than normal on their tickets. Read More...

Iroquois, Cheltenham Renew Lucrative Bonus

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A lucrative bonus that helped bring some top steeplechase runners from Europe to North America for the $200,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois Steeplechase in May 2016 has been renewed for 2017 and has a sponsor in place. Read More...

Kentuckian gets another chance to fulfill potential

DRF | 5 days ago
Once again, Kentuckian is ready for a comeback. Once again, there are hopes the 5-year-old will have a season that displays the potential owner Rick Porter and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer have expected from him. Read More...

Indiana Grand slates 35 stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Indiana Grand Racecourse will host 35 Thoroughbred stakes worth about $4.3 million during its 2017 racing season, the track announced in a press release Tuesday. Read More...

Yonkers: Horses to watch from Feb. 10 – Feb. 14

DRF | 5 days ago
Horses to watch from Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

More Power to Him enters El Camino Real Derby a colt on the rise

DRF | 5 days ago
Things are going good at Golden Gate Fields for trainer Faith Taylor. Taylor's meet might get a lot better Saturday, when she sends More Power to Him in the Grade 3, $200,000 El Camino Real Derby. Read More...

EquiLottery Reaches Agreement With Charles Town Races

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
EquiLottery has come to an agreement with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia that will allow its game based on the results of live horse racing to use video feeds from its nearly year round racing calendar. Read More...

Bella Luma poised for improvement in Friday turf race

DRF | 5 days ago
Bella Luma will have her second start of the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting in an optional claimer at a mile on turf for California-bred 3-year-old fillies on Friday. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Horses to watch from Feb. 9 – Feb. 13

DRF | 5 days ago
Horses to watch from Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Breeders scrambling to find alternatives to Lucky Pulpit

DRF | 5 days ago
The sudden death of Lucky Pulpit, among the most active stallions in California in recent years, will have a number of mare owners hustling to make timely alternate plans as the breeding season begins. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Spread Some Joy

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
We understand the reasoning behind the bundling of "big days." Tracks can charge a premium for their simulcast signal on those days while increasing handle: That's the main driver--but has the pendulum swung too far? Read More...

Bergman: Sebastian K is injecting French blood into North America

DRF | 5 days ago
Hanover Shoe Farms has made an indelible mark on the history of the sport. With each passing year the nursery’s valuable bloodlines enrich the racing landscape in North America and abroad. Entering 2017 Hanover will mark the second year of an “experiment” to integrate and expand its impact on the sport. Sebastian K, the fastest trotter of all time, could represent the kind of stallion the sport has never seen. Read More...

Vitali Gets Stay Of Parx Racing Ejection, Seeking Florida HBPA Board Position

Trainer Marcus Vitali received a stay from the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission of an eviction notice by Parx Racing and will be permitted to run the horse Eagle of Delight at the suburban... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for... Read More...

Road to the Derby: Sam F. Davis analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Road to the Derby: Sam F. Davis analysis Read More...

Zoomin for Spuds goes for Champions berth in Los Alamitos Winter Championship

DRF | 5 days ago
Zoomin for Spuds won the $600,000 Champion of Champions at Los Alamitos 10 weeks ago to secure the title of champion 3-year-old gelding of 2016. The goal of earning another championship begins in earnest on Friday when Zooming for Spuds starts in the $150,900 Los Alamitos Winter Championship. Read More...

Dubai: Quality stakes, horses in abundance on Meydan card

DRF | 5 days ago
The card Thursday at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai is the strongest so far this World Cup Carnival, with four group stakes on the seven-race program. Read More...

The Inspiration of American Pharoah

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A look at how American Pharoah inspired Jon Parkerson to turn his life around. Read More...

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending Feb. 12, 2017

DRF | 5 days ago
Each week, TimeformUS Chief Figure Maker Craig Milkowski takes a look back at the weekend’s graded stakes and releases the TimeformUS Speed Figures for these races. Read More...

Meadowlands: Thursday 2/16 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Thursday 2/16 card at The Meadowlands. Read More...

Yonkers: Thursday 2/16 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Thursday 2/16 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 2/16 Analysis

DRF | 5 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 2/16 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Marks: Father Patrick vs. Trixton rivalry can play out as stallions

DRF | 5 days ago
They were the two best 3-year-old trotters of 2014. They were also stable-mates, both trained by Hall Of Famer Jimmy Takter. Each has a legitimate case as being the best son of their respective sires—Cantab Hall and Muscle Hill, those two with genuine claims as being the best trotting sires of this current generation. Read More...

Champion Arrogate Returns to the Worktab

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
In his first workout since his sublime triumph in the Jan. 28 $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park, Arrogate went about his business in his usual handy fashion, covering four furlongs solo in :48 3/5 Feb. 14. Read More...

Free Finnegans Wake Visit for Lucky Pulpit-Booked Mares

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Rockingham Ranch decided to honor the legacy of the late Lucky Pulpit by offering all broodmares on his book this year a free season to their own California stallion Finnegans Wake. Read More...

Appeals Court Upholds Decision Favoring Exacta Systems

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
An appeals court upheld a decision by a United States District Court that found no patent infringement by the historic racing company Exacta Systems. Read More...

Harness: Canadian yearling sales merge

DRF | 5 days ago
Standardbred Canada and Forest City Standardbred Sales Inc. are proud to announce that an agreement in principle has been reached to combine the two yearling sales into one which is scheduled to take place at the Western Fair District Metroland Media Agriplex in London, Ontario on the weekend of October 14th and 15th 2017. Read More...

Arrogate back on the work tab

DRF | 5 days ago
Arrogate, last year's Eclipse Award-winning 3-year-old male, worked a half-mile Tuesday morning at Santa Anita, his first drill since his victory in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28. Read More...

Kentucky Fund to Award Nearly $11 Million to Breeders

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) announced Feb. 14 the release of the 2016 Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Funds (KBIF). Read More...

Hong Kong Selections for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

DRF | 6 days ago
Hong Kong Selections for Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Happy Valley. Read More...

Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from Feb. 7 – Feb. 9

DRF | 6 days ago
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Northfield, Dover, Yonkers and others. Read More...

Multiple Group 1 winner Fame And Glory Dead at Age 11

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Multiple group 1 winner Fame And Glory (GB) passed away the morning of Feb. 13 after suffering a suspected heart attack while covering a mare, Coolmore Stud announced via social media. The son of Montjeu (IRE) was 11.  Read More...

Ohio Derby winner Mr. Z retired

DRF | 6 days ago
Mr. Z, a millionaire who won the Ohio Derby in 2015, has been retired, trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Tuesday. Read More...