Thoroughbred News

History says Toronado is vulnerable favorite in BC Mile

DRF | 2 days ago
If it is like father, like son, the favorite for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile, Toronado, is in trouble.
 Read More...

By the Moon Settles In for Juvenile Fillies

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jay Em Ess Stable's By the Moon shipped well from New York to California Oct. 28 and is getting some light exercise in advance of the 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) Nov. 1. Read More...

Hopes of Calderon, Peru with Valiant Emelia

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Should Valiant Emilia register an upset victory in the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), it not only would be a dream come true for owner-breeder Bernardo Calderon but could spark interest in Peru. Read More...

Hopes of Calderon, Peru with Valiant Emilia

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Should Valiant Emilia register an upset victory in the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), it not only would be a dream come true for owner-breeder Bernardo Calderon but could spark interest in Peru. Read More...

Tonalist Arrives; Has Easy Jog

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Tonalist, the Belmont Stakes and Jockey Club Gold Cup winner, settled in at Santa Anita Park after Fed Ex flight teh night of Oct.28. Read More...

Jury Fails to Reach Verdict in Mare Case

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A Fayette (Lexington) Circuit Court jury failed Oct. 28 to reach a verdict in a lawsuit filed over the disputed purchase of the broodmare Love Me Only for $2.1 million in 2011. Read More...

Lasix studies reveal moderate bleeders remain competitive with non-bleeders

DRF | 2 days ago
A researcher at Colorado State University who has collaborated on influential research on the anti-bleeding medication furosemide has released the results of three new studies claiming that bleeding is detrimental to performance but that moderate forms of the condition do not have appear to have a negative impact on a horse’s ability to earn purse money. Read More...

Spring in the Air Seeks Milestone in Chilukki

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Spring in the Air, a grade I winner at 2 and a consistent player in graded stakes events in her two subsequent seasons of racing, will bid for millionaire status against nine rivals in Churchill Downs' Chilukki Stakes. Read More...

Speed rules the BC Sprint, but there is no clear standout

DRF | 2 days ago
The 2014 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita is packed with full and wide-open fields, none more so than the $1.5 million Sprint on Saturday. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Al Stall has started seven horses over four Breeders’ Cup events. Only once has he run a horse when the event was held outside of his home base at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Crist: Take pair of 3-year-olds with best odds in Classic

DRF | 2 days ago
I prefer Tonalist and Bayern to the two favorites, Shared Belief and California Chrome, among the 3-year-olds in the Breeders' Cup Classic. Read More...

Juvenile Fillies: Stall thinks Top Decile deserves higher rating

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Al Stall is making a return trip to Southern California, where he will start Top Decile in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita. She is listed at 10-1 on the morning line, but her two races suggest she should be a shorter price than that. Read More...

Juddmonte’s Emollient Thriving in California

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Juddmonte Farms' homebred daughter of Empire Maker is approaching the Filly & Mare Turf in top form. Read More...

Main Sequence Can Cap Big Season in BC Turf

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Animal Kingdom, it turns out, played an important role in Main Sequence's success in the United States with trainer Graham Motion. Read More...

Filly Wind Fire Takes On Top Male Sprinters

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Rich Tapestry from Hong Kong isn't the only foreign runner headed for the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I). Wind Fire, a 3-year-old filly from England, will also try to defeat the best U.S. speedsters at six furlongs on dirt. Read More...

Main Sequence tries to topple Euros in BC Turf

DRF | 2 days ago
Main Sequence is America’s leading hope for Saturday’s $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita. Read More...

Record Third Quarter Earnings for Churchill

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Churchill Downs Inc. reported Oct. 29 record adjusted earnings for the third quarter for the racetrack and casino owner. Third quarter adjusted earnings (EBITDA) reached $32.2 million, up 1% from last year's third quarter. Read More...

Yonkers: Friday 10/31 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Friday 10/31 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Hoosier: Friday 10/31 Analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Derick Giwner's analysis of the Friday 10/31 card at Hoosier Park. Read More...

Nothhaft Living The Life With Improving Filly

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Filly Living The Life keeps forcing her connections to find new challenges for her, which puts a smile on the faces of owner Hank Nothhaft and trainer Gary Mandella. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Friday 10/31 analysis

DRF | 2 days ago
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Friday 10/31 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Barretts Moves Sales to Del Mar Fairgrounds

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Barretts Sales, which has conducted Thoroughbred auctions at Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., since its inception in 1990, announced its primary sales location will the Del Mar Fairgrounds, starting in 2015. Read More...

Lookin At Lucky Gets Winner #20

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:23 PM ET 3rd at SAX (Santa Anita)Msw ($56k)     Winner: Diamond Majesty by Lookin At Lucky Diamond Majesty (c, 2, Lookin at Lucky) takes his turf... Read More...

Sequel New York Releases 2015 Fees

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Sequel Stallions New York near Hudson, N. Y., has released its 2015 stallion roster and fees, with Freud leading the list at $10,000, unchanged from 2014. Read More...

Haskin: High Noon for Bayern and Moreno

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
In Bayern and Moreno, we have two dangerous weapons, which individually would be deadly for everyone else in the Breeders' Cup Classic field. Read More...

Lenny’s Place – Episode 4

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Lenny Shulman takes his show to Santa Anita Park. This episode includes an interview with trainer Chad Brown as he prepares for the Breeders' Cup. Read More...

Noble Moon, Protonico Top Discovery Handicap

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Noble Moon and Protonico hold a class edge over their five rivals in the Nov. 1 Discovery Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack. The 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds is worth $200,000. Read More...

Weanling Daughter of Champion Zenyatta Dies

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The team connected to champion Zenyatta reported a saddening loss Oct. 29 when a weanling War Front filly out of the 2010 Horse of the Year was euthanized following an Oct. 28 paddock accident at Lane's End Farm. Read More...

Havana Cooler Realizes 425,000gns at Tatts

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:53 PM ET TATAUT (Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale)hip 1158     Havana Cooler (Ire) C     Hurricane Run (Ire)--Unquenchable &n... Read More...

- 1414611969

DRF | 3 days ago
mike watchmaker Read More...

Breeders’ Cup News Update for Oct 29, 2014

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Claire Novak updates the news of the day, including the defections of Magician and Free as a Bird, and California Chrome schooling. Also, Shared Belief is now in the house. Read More...

Breeders’ CUp Turf analysis

DRF | 3 days ago
DRF handicappers Mike Watchmaker, Byron Ki ng and Brad Free give their analysis of the Breeders' Cup Turf. Read More...

Airdrie Stud announces 2015 stud fees

DRF | 3 days ago
Airdrie Stud in Midway, Ky. has revealed the advertised fees for its 2015 stallion roster. Read More...

Equine Sales of Louisiana open yearling and mixed sale posts gains

DRF | 3 days ago
The Equine Sales Co. of Louisiana’s open yearling and mixed sale closed Sunday with significant gains with fewer horses to go through the ring. Read More...

Multiple contenders difficult to separate in BC F-M Sprint

DRF | 3 days ago
Judy the Beauty, unraced since winning her last start in August, is a lukewarm morning-line choice in a field for the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint that also includes Artemis Agrotera, Sweet Reason, and Leigh Court as likely favorites. Read More...

Souper Colossal a Hot Juvenile Longshot

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Souper Colossal, perfect in his three races, steps into deeper water in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, but trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. thinks he's got something special on his hands. Read More...

Speightstown Filly Off the Mark at Laurel

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:13 PM ET 4th at LRL (Laurel)Msw ($41k)     Winner: Toast of Mayfair by Speightstown Toast of Mayfair (f, 2, Speightstown) skips away to score by ... Read More...

Strength of Breeders’ Cup Classic is in 3-year-olds

DRF | 3 days ago
he kids are all right. Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome and Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist both look like viable candidates to win the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday at Santa Anita. Yet the favorite is another member of this year’s 3-year-old crop, Shared Belief, and so is the expected pacesetter, Bayern. Read More...

Churchill to Add Owner Suites for Derby, Oaks

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Churchill Downs announced plans for a $4.2 million capital improvement project Oct. 29 designed to upgrade accommodations for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks (both gr. I). Read More...

Airdrie Stud Announces 2015 Stud Fees

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Airdrie Stud announced 2015 stud fees Oct. 29. Topping the roster is Creative Cause at $15,000; newcomer Cairo Prince to stand for $10,000. Read More...

DRF Formulator Facts: 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic

DRF | 3 days ago
DRF Formulator Facts for the 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic. Read More...

Sweet Cassiopeia, Speedinthruthecity add class to Dream Supreme

DRF | 3 days ago
As overnight stakes races go, they don’t come much better than Friday’s $58,000 Dream Supreme at Churchill Downs. Of the nine entrants, three are multiple stakes winners. Read More...

England-based Moore feeling right at home

DRF | 3 days ago
There really is no close approximation of the Santa Anita turf course among the regular circuit of racecourses in Europe. Two tight turns and grass cut short as a pool tabletop are not conditions to be found overseas, and there have been European jockeys surprised and overwhelmed by the demands of the smaller American ovals, Santa Anita in particular, upon riding Breeders’ Cup races with foreign horses. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Mile wagering strategy

DRF | 3 days ago
TORONADO spent the summer hanging out with all the cool kids in Europe. He started the year by winning the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, then finished second to the mighty Kingman in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes at Goodwood, and was second by just a head to the late-season upstart Charm Spirit in the Prix du Moulin de Longhchamp in Paris. Those results have made him a deserving favorite in Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita. Read More...

Hovdey: Three Breeders’ Cup shots for Desormeaux et frere

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Keith Desormeaux will take three shots at Breeders' Cup glory with his brother, jockey Kent, in the saddle. Read More...

Pedigree analysis: Coolmore shipper intriguing longshot in Juvenile

DRF | 3 days ago
Given the choice between starting Coolmore colorbearer The Great War in either the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile or the Juvenile Turf, the partnership selected the former. It’s by far the taller order for the colt, a minor stakes winner in Europe who has raced exclusively on turf and never beyond 6 1/2 furlongs. Still, The Great War has a dirt-leaning pedigree with enough stamina influences to make him an intriguing longshot in a Juvenile field that lost favored American Pharoah to lameness on Tuesday, leaving a wide-open group of colts with some major distance questions Read More...

Summer Wind Fails to Prove Claim Against Coolmore In Broodmare Lawsuit

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 1:26 PM ET Summer Wind Fails to Prove Claim Against Coolmore in Broodmare Suit Read More...

Pedigree analysis: Juvenile Fillies favorite Angela Renee stands out

DRF | 3 days ago
The field for Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies includes three entrants – Angela Renee, Cristina’s Journey, and Puca – who already have won at the race distance of 1 1/16 miles. Angela Renee's score in the Grade 1 Chandelier at Santa Anita on Sept. 27 will likely make her the favorite in the Juvenile Fillies. What’s more, that filly’s bloodlines make her even more formidable in the race that will likely determine year-end divisional championship honors. Read More...

Pedigree analysis: Juddmonte holds strong hand with Commemorative in Juvenile Turf

DRF | 3 days ago
Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farm has shone at the Breeders’ Cup, capturing four races with homebreds. The operation has an excellent chance to add another victory with Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf entrant Commemorative. The Zamindar colt is from the family of several high-class turf routers, including two of Juddmonte’s champions. Read More...

New seating area to be built for Derby, Oaks owners

DRF | 3 days ago
Owners of horses in next year’s Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks will each be provided a complimentary suite at Churchill Downs as part of a $4.2 million project to construct 20 open-air boxes on the grandstand apron, the track announced Wednesday. Read More...