Thoroughbred News

Yonkers: Leonidas A tallies again, handle tops $1 million on Monday night

DRF | 7 hours ago
Leonidas A won Yonkers Raceway's $37,000 Open Handicap Pace on Monday night (May 17) to improve his record in 2021 to six wins from seven starts and wagering on the 11-race program exceeded $1 million. Read More...

Yonkers: Leonidas A tallies again, handle tops $1 million on Monday night

DRF | 7 hours ago
Leonidas A won Yonkers Raceway's $37,000 Open Handicap Pace on Monday night (May 17) to improve his record in 2021 to six wins from seven starts and wagering on the 11-race program exceeded $1 million. Read More...

F-T Midlantic kicks off with $1.5 million Quality Road colt and jump in prices

DRF | 10 hours ago
A $1.5 million Quality Road colt helped the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale open with gains as the auction, held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, returned to its traditional spot on the calendar a few days after the Pr... Read More...

F-T Midlantic kicks off with $1.5 million Quality Road colt and jump in prices

DRF | 10 hours ago
A $1.5 million Quality Road colt helped the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale open with gains as the auction, held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, returned to its traditional spot on the calendar a few days after the Pr... Read More...

Golden Sixty calling it a season, will skip next Group 1

DRF | 12 hours ago
On Monday, eight horses remained in the entries for the Group 1 Standard Chartered Champions and Chater Cup on Sunday at Sha Tin Racecourse, but the best horse in Hong Kong no longer is among them. Read More...

Golden Sixty calling it a season, will skip next Group 1

DRF | 12 hours ago
On Monday, eight horses remained in the entries for the Group 1 Standard Chartered Champions and Chater Cup on Sunday at Sha Tin Racecourse, but the best horse in Hong Kong no longer is among them. Read More...

NYRA suspende al entrenador Bob Baffert de sus hipódromos

DRF | 13 hours ago
La New York Racing Association (NYRA) emitió un comunicado el día de hoy lunes en el cual suspende de los hipódromos adscritos a este organismo al entrenador Bob Baffert. Read More...

NYRA suspende al entrenador Bob Baffert de sus hipódromos

DRF | 13 hours ago
La New York Racing Association (NYRA) emitió un comunicado el día de hoy lunes en el cual suspende de los hipódromos adscritos a este organismo al entrenador Bob Baffert. Read More...

Yonkers: Analysis for Wednesday 5/19

DRF | 13 hours ago
Greg Reinhart's analysis of the Wednesday 5/19 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Yonkers: Analysis for Wednesday 5/19

DRF | 13 hours ago
Greg Reinhart's analysis of the Wednesday 5/19 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Baffert banned from entering, stabling horses at NYRA tracks

DRF | 14 hours ago
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will be barred from entering and stabling horses at New York Racing Association tracks indefinitely, the company announced Monday afternoon. Read More...

Baffert banned from entering, stabling horses at NYRA tracks

DRF | 14 hours ago
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will be barred from entering and stabling horses at New York Racing Association tracks indefinitely, the company announced Monday afternoon. Read More...

McAnally horse tests positive for cannabidiol

DRF | 14 hours ago
A horse trained by Ron McAnally, the Hall of Fame trainer based in California, tested positive for cannabidiol after winning a starter-allowance race in late November at Del Mar last year, according to a complaint posted to the website of the Californi... Read More...

McAnally horse tests positive for cannabidiol

DRF | 14 hours ago
A horse trained by Ron McAnally, the Hall of Fame trainer based in California, tested positive for cannabidiol after winning a starter-allowance race in late November at Del Mar last year, according to a complaint posted to the website of the Californi... Read More...

La Carrera del Dia de DRF – 18 de mayo

DRF | 14 hours ago
DRF presenta La Carrera del Dia, un micro en el que Roberto Rodríguez y Ramón Brito ofrecen sus detallados analisis y pronósticos sobre dicha competencia. Read More...

La Carrera del Dia de DRF – 18 de mayo

DRF | 14 hours ago
DRF presenta La Carrera del Dia, un micro en el que Roberto Rodríguez y Ramón Brito ofrecen sus detallados analisis y pronósticos sobre dicha competencia. Read More...

Love could return in Tattersalls Gold Cup

DRF | 14 hours ago
Love, the superb filly trained in Ireland by Aidan O’Brien, is expected to make her 4-year-old debut Sunday at The Curragh in the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup. Read More...

Love could return in Tattersalls Gold Cup

DRF | 14 hours ago
Love, the superb filly trained in Ireland by Aidan O’Brien, is expected to make her 4-year-old debut Sunday at The Curragh in the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup. Read More...

Fire Fast Honey dominates Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity by two lengths

DRF | 14 hours ago
Fire Fast Honey, fourth and second in her first two starts in April, won the first futurity of 2021 at Los Alamitos with a commanding performance in Sunday’s $297,900 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity at 300 yards. Read More...

Fire Fast Honey dominates Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity by two lengths

DRF | 14 hours ago
Fire Fast Honey, fourth and second in her first two starts in April, won the first futurity of 2021 at Los Alamitos with a commanding performance in Sunday’s $297,900 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity at 300 yards. Read More...

La entrenadora Linda Rice multada y suspendida por la Comisión de Juegos del Estado de Nueva York

DRF | 14 hours ago
La Comisión de Juegos del Estado de Nueva York, NYSGC según sus siglas en inglés, durante su reunión mensual de este lunes diecisiete de mayo, decidió por unanimidad, con votación 5-0, revocar la licencia de entrenadora Linda Rice, una de los principal... Read More...

La entrenadora Linda Rice multada y suspendida por la Comisión de Juegos del Estado de Nueva York

DRF | 14 hours ago
La Comisión de Juegos del Estado de Nueva York, NYSGC según sus siglas en inglés, durante su reunión mensual de este lunes diecisiete de mayo, decidió por unanimidad, con votación 5-0, revocar la licencia de entrenadora Linda Rice, una de los principal... Read More...

Yonkers: Analysis for Tuesday 5/18

DRF | 14 hours ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Tuesday 5/18 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Hungarian Princess odds-on in Swifty Sired Stakes

DRF | 14 hours ago
Hungarian Princess figures an odds-on standout Wednesday at Indiana Grand in the $75,000 Swifty Sired Stakes, but the $75,000 Sagamore Sired Stakes appears considerably more competitive. Read More...

Sainthood shows Penine Ridge potential in turf work

DRF | 15 hours ago
Sainthood, 11th in the Kentucky Derby, worked a half-mile in 49.09 seconds on the Belmont Park turf course Sunday morning. The work may have earned him a start in the Grade 2, $200,000 Pennine Ridge on turf here May 29. Read More...

Dreams of Tomorrow delivers on promise

DRF | 15 hours ago
It took longer than trainer Shug McGaughey would have liked, but Dreams of Tomorrow finally delivered a big performance Saturday at Belmont Park, winning a first-level allowance by 4 1/4 lengths. Read More...

Gulfstream modifies claiming rule

DRF | 15 hours ago
An updated claiming rule will go into effect with the start of the next condition book on May 28, giving trainers the right to void a claim if the horse in question is observed to have bled or is declared unsound on examination by the track veterinaria... Read More...

Two allowance races top Thursday card

DRF | 15 hours ago
The new racing week begins Thursday at Gulfstream Park with an eight-race program that offers a pair of allowance races along with the first maiden race of the meet carded for 2-year-olds on the turf. Read More...

Clement extends hot start to meet with three-bagger on Saturday

DRF | 15 hours ago
It has been a great, bordering on sensational, start to the Belmont Park spring/summer meet for trainer Christophe Clement. On Saturday, Clement won three races including the Grade 3 Soaring Softly Stakes with Bye Bye. Read More...

OBS grads post five weekend stakes wins at Pimlico

OBS Sales | 16 hours ago
OBS graduates scored five stakes victories at Pimlico over the weekend, including a pair of graded wins on Friday and a third on Saturday by trainer Mike Maker. Three Diamonds Farm’s Army Wife moved to the leaders leaving the backstretch … Read More...

Daffodil Sweet looks tough in 2021 debut

DRF | 17 hours ago
Trainer Chris Stenslie has an excellent chance of getting off on the right foot at Emerald Downs this year. She will saddle the favorites in the feature races on the first two days of the 50-day meet. Read More...

Pimlico stakes spread the wealth among sires

DRF | 17 hours ago
The 15 stakes races at Pimlico between Friday and Saturday were won by runners representing 15 different sires and 15 different broodmare sires. Only one stallion was represented on both lists, as Congrats sired Grade 3 Pimlico Special winner Last Judg... Read More...

Ultrafleet foundation of line responsible for Preakness winner Rombauer

DRF | 17 hours ago
Ultrafleet, a daughter of Afleet, became the foundation root of a family tree that has expanded to include six graded/group stakes winners worldwide, with its brightest stars including late European Horse of the Year Roaring Lion and the newly minted P... Read More...

Preakness winner Rombauer matching his sire in versatility

DRF | 18 hours ago
With his victory in the Preakness Stakes, Rombauer is now a winner on dirt, turf, and synthetic racing surfaces. He has followed in the footsteps of sire, Twirling Candy, a graded stakes winner on all three surfaces and a similarly versatile sire who c... Read More...

Scrambled sales calendar turned out to be a break for Fradkins, owner-breeders of Rombauer

DRF | 18 hours ago
The global coronavirus pandemic turned life, including the Thoroughbred racing and sales calendar, upside down in 2020. But the shuffling of the sales calendar actually played out in favor of the small breeding program of John and Dian Fradkin. Read More...

Return of fans, Longacres Mile highlights of Emerald Downs meet

DRF | 19 hours ago
The 25th season at Emerald Downs gets underway Wednesday with an eight-race card that begins at 6 p.m. Pacific. The 50-day meet runs through Sept. 23. Read More...

Rombauer apunta a una doble corona en el Belmont Stakes G1

DRF | 19 hours ago
Luego de su contundente victoria en el Preakness Stakes (G1), Rombauer quedó de alguna manera consagrado como un ejemplar versátil, capaz de correr y rendir al máximo en cualquier superficie. Read More...

Len Ragozin, developer of The Sheets, dead at 92

DRF | 19 hours ago
Len Ragozin, the New York leftist whose use of statistical tools to analyze the performance of horses ushered in the era of speed figures in racing, died on May 13 at an assisted living facility in White River Junction, Vermont. Ragozin was 92. Read More...

La Carrera del Dia de DRF – 17 de mayo

DRF | 21 hours ago
DRF presenta La Carrera del Dia, un micro en el que Roberto Rodríguez y Ramón Brito ofrecen sus detallados analisis y pronósticos sobre dicha competencia. Read More...

Santa Anita’s 20-cent Rainbow Pick Six pays $267.20

DRF | 1 day ago
The 20-cent Rainbow Pick Six paid a mere $267.20 at Santa Anita on Sunday, a day with a mandatory payout, a massive pool, and very formful results. Read More...

Harrah’s Philadelphia: Sunday’s handle passes $1 million mark

DRF | 1 day ago
Driver Simon Allard enjoyed top billing on Sunday afternoon (May 16) at Harrah's Philadelphia by way of a five-win performance capped by a 1:50 4/5 score from Magical Mistress ($10.00) in the $16,200 distaff pacing feature. Read More...

Pocono: Abuckabett Hanover topples Perfect Sting in PA Sire Stakes action

DRF | 1 day ago
Abuckabett Hanover handed Perfect Sting his first career defeat, holding off the Dan Patch Award winner and co-Breeders Crown champion in a 1:50 performance in the second of three $51,045 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions for sophomore colt and geldin... Read More...

Gamine works half-mile, next start is uncertain

DRF | 1 day ago
Gamine, the champion female sprinter of 2020, worked a half-mile in 48 seconds at Santa Anita on Sunday, her first major exercise since a win in the Grade 1 Derby City Distaff at seven furlongs at Churchill Downs on May 1. Read More...

Gamine works half-mile, next start is uncertain

DRF | 1 day ago
Gamine, the champion female sprinter of 2020, worked a half-mile in 48 seconds at Santa Anita on Sunday, her first major exercise since a win in the Grade 1 Derby City Distaff at seven furlongs at Churchill Downs on May 1. Read More...

The Chosen Vron likely to skip Woody Stephens Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
The Chosen Vron became a graded stakes winner for the first time with an impressive stretch run in Saturday’s Grade 3 Lazaro Barrera Stakes for 3-year-olds at 6 1/2 furlongs at Santa Anita. As of Sunday, there was no immediate urgency to test the light... Read More...

The Chosen Vron likely to skip Woody Stephens Stakes

DRF | 1 day ago
The Chosen Vron became a graded stakes winner for the first time with an impressive stretch run in Saturday’s Grade 3 Lazaro Barrera Stakes for 3-year-olds at 6 1/2 furlongs at Santa Anita. As of Sunday, there was no immediate urgency to test the light... Read More...

France: St. Mark’s Basilica surges in French 2000 Guineas

DRF | 2 days ago
St. Mark’s Basilica capped his 2020 season with the best run of his 2-year-old campaign by winning the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes, and his 3-year-old debut Sunday at Longchamp was even better. Rating along nearer the back of a 12-horse field than the fron... Read More...

France: St. Mark’s Basilica surges in French 2000 Guineas

DRF | 2 days ago
St. Mark’s Basilica capped his 2020 season with the best run of his 2-year-old campaign by winning the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes, and his 3-year-old debut Sunday at Longchamp was even better. Rating along nearer the back of a 12-horse field than the fron... Read More...