Thoroughbred News

One bettor hits Rainbow 6 Jackpot at Portland Meadows

DRF | 5 days ago
A single ticket had all six winners in a sequence of races at Portland Meadows on Monday called the Rainbow Jackpot 6, requiring the track to put up tens of thousands of dollars to satisfy the betting pool's $100,000 guarantee. Read More...

Mid-Atlantic: Apprentice Francois finding her groove in the saddle

DRF | 5 days ago
Seven-pound apprentice Kali Francois hasn't looked back since closing the books on 2015. She won with four of her seven mounts at Laurel Park last week, including the Monday nightcap aboard 95-1 Rocky Garland. The only other member of the Laurel jockey colony to win more than three races was leading reinsman Trevor McCarthy, who went 8 for 29. Read More...

Gulfstream Hedging Its Bets On Decoupling Issue

Gamblers know there's a time and place to hedge your bets, and that's what Gulfstream Park and the Stronach Group appear to be doing in Tallahassee, Fla., as lawmakers consider legislation that could... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

Arrowfield dominates Golden Slipper entries

Arrowfield Stud | 5 days ago
Sixteen 2YOs by eight sires give Arrowfield a great chance of extending its proud record of success in the Golden Slipper over the past 22 years... Read More...

Wonder Gal in it to win it

DRF | 5 days ago
Wonder Gal will make her 12th career start Friday at Aqueduct, but it will be the first time she has not competed in a stakes race. Her appearance in a $59,000 second-level allowance race will also mark just the third time she's faced exclusively New York-breds. Read More...

Greenpointcrusader to get just one more Derby prep

DRF | 5 days ago
Greenpointcrusader, who finished second to Mohaymen in the Holy Bull Stakes last Saturday at Gulfstream Park, will have just one more race prior to the Kentucky Derby, trainer Dominick Schettino said Wednesday, with his preference being the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds on March 26. Read More...

Valid taking Grade 1 shot in Donn

DRF | 5 days ago
The starting lineup for Saturday's Grade 1 Donn Handicap has pretty much been a foregone conclusion for the past week. The only real question was where trainer Marcus Vitali would run the multiple graded stakes winner Valid. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Horses to watch from Jan. 28 – Feb. 1

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

First Reported Souper Speedy Foal a Colt

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The first reported foal for new sire Souper Speedy is a colt out of stakes-placed winner Birsay, by Bold Executive, born Jan. 30 at Jennifer Leuty's Fox Hollow Equestrian Centre in Ontario. Read More...

AAEA Workshop Features Booth Malone

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
"Horses in Motion," an American Academy of Equine Art workshop by equine artist Booth Malone will be held at The Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken, S.C., Feb. 29-March 4. Read More...

Hawthorne Harness: Horsemen mull over options as meet concludes

DRF | 5 days ago
A brief but successful Suburban Downs winter harness meeting at Hawthorne Race Course that is scheduled to end Saturday night has raised expectations for the track’s extended summer meeting that will begin May 6. This shrinkage of the schedule to six months raises the question: Will the trainers and drivers who are leaving this weekend be back for the May 6-Sept. 25 Suburban Downs meeting? Read More...

Closing Bell shifts sights to dirt in Donn

DRF | 5 days ago
Closing Bell, owned by WinStar Farm and trained by Bill Mott, will make his 4-year-old debut Saturday at Gulfstream Park in the $500,000 Donn Handicap, a Grade 1 race at 1 1/8 miles on the dirt. Read More...

Barbara Enjoys Good Start to Season

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The trainer is off to a good start this year with three wins in January, including two Jan. 17. One of those came with Majestic Jessica, owned by J and M Racing Stables, for whom Barbara has been training for eight years. Read More...

Equibase 2016 Racing Yearbook App Launched

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Equibase Company announced Feb. 3 the release of the Equibase Racing Yearbook app for iPhone and Android. Read More...

Filly is First Reported Foal for Mark Valeski

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The first reported foal for Mark Valeski is a chestnut filly out of Ambition Unbridled born Jan. 27 at Susan and John Sykes' Woodford Thoroughbreds Florida near Reddick. Read More...

Kentucky state senators introduce bill allowing casinos

DRF | 5 days ago
Two Kentucky state senators have introduced a bill that would put a constitutional amendment on the ballot calling for casinos in Kentucky, but the bill has little to no chance of passing, according to lobbyists. Read More...

2016 March Sale

OBS Sales | 5 days ago
Catalog Hip No.  1 – 306 Tuesday March 17  11 a.m.  Hip No.  307 – 613 Wednesday March 18  11 a.m. Sortable Master Index  Index In Excel Format  Entire Sale w/indexes  Entire Sale w/o indexes Barn Index Barn Chart March Sale Outs  Equineline Sales … Read More...

First Reported Foal for Awesome Bet

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The first reported foal by stakes winner Awesome Bet is a filly, born Jan. 25 at Peach Lane Farms, Opelousas, La. Read More...

Libreta, Positively Royal get class relief in sprint feature

DRF | 5 days ago
A couple of 3-year-old fillies returning from disappointing efforts in graded stakes in New York will be seeking to regain their best form when clashing in the lone Friday allowance at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 2/3/2016

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Gulfstream Park, Aqueduct, Santa Anita, Laurel Park, Turf Paradise & More Read More...

Martinez eager to see how Street Fancy stacks up against Songbird

DRF | 5 days ago
Street Fancy won the Grade 1 Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos in December and has earned $223,200. Saturday, she makes her 3-year-old debut in the $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes for fillies at Santa Anita. Read More...

Optional claimer pivotal race for Avanti Bello

DRF | 5 days ago
On Jan. 23 at Santa Anita, Avanti Bello won a first-condition optional claimer at a mile by 2 1/2 lengths. He starts in another optional claimer at Santa Anita in Friday's fifth race. A win could lead to a stakes appearance soon. Read More...

Changed Market for Stallion Industry

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Panelists discuss changes in stallion market and managing some of the top stallions of the 1980s and '90s. Read More...

Michigan horsemen name 2015 champions

DRF | 5 days ago
Michigan’s Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, and Arabian horsemen’s groups named their 2015 champions over the weekend, largely drawing on the second flat meet since returning to Hazel Park. Read More...

Inside the February 6, 2016 Issue

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Mohaymen wins the Holy Bull in '16 bow and more inside the February 6, 2016 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine. Read More...

Beshear: Challenges Remain for Horse Industry

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, in comments that helped kick off the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association symposium Feb. 2, said horse racing and breeding in the state is strong, but challenges remain. Read More...

KEEP Urges Support for Equine Tax Equity Bill

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Kentucky Equine Education Project is mobilizing support for House Bill 112, which will provide the same exemption from state sales tax on feed, supplies, and equipment that other agriculture animals receive. Read More...

Equine Sale Repositories Under Scrutiny

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Information and analysis of endoscopic exams and radiographs placed within repositories at major sales were designed to assist with the auction process, but they continue to pose issues for veterinarians, buyers, and sellers. Read More...

Making the Grade: Sunny Ridge

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
This week we take a closer look at Sunny Ridge, winner of the $250,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) on Jan. 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

F-T Kentucky Supplemental Catalog Online

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Fasig-Tipton has 48 entries for the Kentucky winter mixed sale supplemental catalog. Read More...

Season Debut Delayed Again for Dortmund

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Two-time grade I winner Dortmund will miss the Feb. 6 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II), Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert confirmed Feb. 2. Read More...

Former Legislator to Head Indiana Regulator

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Michael Smith, who served as a member of the Indiana House of Representatives from 1993-2002, has been hired as executive director of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. Read More...

Meadowlands: $18,653 Pick Five carryover coming Friday

DRF | 6 days ago
A Pick Five carryover of $18,653 awaits handicappers when live racing returns to the Meadowlands this Friday, February 6. The Pick Five begins on Race Three and features a 50-cent base wager and low 15-percent takeout. To further entice horseplayers, the Meadowlands has increased the guaranteed pool amount to $50,000 and the sequence will be featured as part of the United States Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program. Read More...

RCI Schedules Second ‘Town Hall’ Meeting

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) will hold the second in a series of "Town Hall" meetings Monday, Feb. 22 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

First Reported Foal for Northern Causeway

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The first reported foal for graded stakes winner and California stallion Northern Causeway is a filly born Jan. 28. Read More...

Woodbine Harness: Thursday 2/4 Analysis

DRF | 6 days ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Thursday 2/4 card at Woodbine Harness. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale supplemental catalog now online

DRF | 6 days ago
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale will feature 48 supplemental entries. Read More...

‘Rome Wasn’t Built In Two Days’: Longines Measures Racing Success In Years, Not Sales

The connections of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah should have no trouble telling what time it is for the rest of their lives. Longines awarded commemorative watches to trainer Bob Baffert,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

Paddy Power, Betfair Merger Completed

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
With final court approval of the $7.2 billion deal in place, the merger of bookmaker Paddy Power and betting exchange Betfair became official Feb. 2. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: An Eye for Quality

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Eamon Cleary's gamble in breeding Mohaymen. Read More...

Frosted Set for Feb. 4 Dubai Debut

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Godolphin's multiple graded stakes winner Frosted will make his Dubai debut Feb. 4 in the Al Maktoum Challenge Sponsored by EGA (UAE-II), with William Buick named to ride from post 5. Read More...

Longtime Keeneland executive Rogers Beasley to retire

DRF | 6 days ago
W. B. Rogers Beasley, the vice president of racing at Keeneland since 2001 and the company’s former director of sales, will retire effective June 30 after 34 years at the company. Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen – February 2, 2016

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
For the first time in more than a year, Steve Haskin has changed his number one pick on the Derby Dozen list. Read More...

Western Fair: Big gains in January for The Raceway

DRF | 6 days ago
The Raceway at Western Fair District kicked off 2016 on a high note, recording the highest single-month wagering total in the track’s history. Read More...

Jay Hickey, American Horse Council president, to retire

DRF | 6 days ago
Jay Hickey, the president of the American Horse Council since 1993, announced his retirement on Tuesday, effective June 30, the AHC said. Read More...

Harness: Free racing game offers $10,000 prize

DRF | 6 days ago
Hoping to attract millennials to the horse racing industry, a prominent horse owner is putting up $10,000 to the first person in his online game who can correctly pick 10 horse races in-a-row. The game launching today called www.10wins10.com lets people play for free. Read More...

Banner weekend for Awesome of Course

Andrew Caufield writes of the exploits of Awesome of Course in the Feb. 2 edition of the TDN... Read More...

BH 100: Weekly Format Takes Shape

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The first edition under the name of The Blood-Horse was identified as Vol. XIII, No. 6, and was dated "Week Ending May 11, 1929." Read More...

Beasley to Retire From Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Vice president of racing W.B. Rogers Beasley is retiring from Keeneland June 30, it was announced Feb. 2, after 34 years of leadership involving the Lexington oval's sales and racing operations. Read More...

AHC’s Hickey to Retire June 30

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Jay Hickey, who has been president of the American Horse Council since June 1993, will retire June 30, it was announced Feb. 2. Read More...