Thoroughbred News

Harness: Replacing the Gural Rule

DRF | 3 hours ago
The Gural Rule - three words that almost instantly bring a reaction to most people involved in the Standardbred industry. In theory, almost everyone can agree that the sentiment behind it - which is to keep the male stars of racing on the track through... Read More...

Dayton: Tony Hall reaches milestone of 7,000 career wins

DRF | 3 hours ago
Driver Tony Hall may not have had the best start to his day, having a flat tire on his way to the racetrack, but it ended on the biggest milestone of his career. Despite a late arrival, rain, and downgraded track conditions, Hall found his way to the winner's circle for his 7,000th time on Friday (Dec. 9) at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway. Read More...

Catalog Released for Upcoming OBS Winter Mixed Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
The sale begins on Tuesday, Jan. 24 with the Consignor Preferred Session, immediately followed by the Horses of Racing Session. The Open Session is set for Wednesday, Jan. 25. Read More...

Count de Monet Wins Advent Stakes, Tyler’s Tribe Third

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Charles Galli’s Count de Monet is now a perfect three for three after stalking the pace and then drawing clear to win the Dec. 9 $150,000 Advent Stakes at odds of 15-1 before an Oaklawn Park opening day crowd of 13,500. Read More...

Elizabeth Merryman Wins John Deere Award

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Elizabeth Merryman, who bred Caravel, winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) Nov. 5 at Keeneland, has been named the 2022 recipient of the John Deere Award in recognition of the Breeders' Cup-participating breeders. Read More...

Mike Rogers Pledges One-Day Match Donation to TAA

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Rogers, well known for his in-depth knowledge of Thoroughbred racing both on the front and behind the scenes, continues to dedicate his personal and professional time to aftercare. Read More...

White Abarrio Pointed to Pegasus After Cigar Mile Third

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
White Abarrio, recently third in the Dec. 3 Cigar Mile Handicap (G1) at Aqueduct Racetrack, will target the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park, trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. said.  Read More...

Keepmeinmind Heads to Stud at Sequel New York

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Keepmeinmind, winner of the 2020 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) and a multiple grade 1-placed son of Laoban, will stand at Sequel New York in 2023 for an advertised fee of $6,500. Read More...

Snapper Sinclair Entering Stud at McMahon Thoroughbreds

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
The son of City Zip is grade 1-placed, multiple stakes winner. He enters stud next year at $5,000. Read More...

Harness: Duke Of Cornwall ready for North American debut

DRF | 9 hours ago
Richard Poillucci reached the pinnacle of harness racing in 2019 when his imported New Zealand-bred pacing mare Shartin was named Horse of the Year. On Saturday at The Meadowlands, the longtime owner will send out another New Zealand-bred import, Duke ... Read More...

Ring the Bells, Mistletoe Supply Oaklawn Stakes Action

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
An Oaklawn Park meet offering a record number of stakes races—45—and for record stakes purses—$13.75 million—gets underway Dec. 9. With the Advent highlighting opening day, the Ring the Bells and Mistletoe supply the stakes action Dec. 10. Read More...

Oaklawn ‘Ring the Bell’ Aftercare Program Begins Dec. 9

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
After some test rings last spring, Oaklawn Park’s fund-raising efforts for local Thoroughbred aftercare began in earnest Dec. 9 with the opening of its scheduled 68-day live racing season. Read More...

Over 630 Horses Cataloged for OBS Winter Mixed Sale

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
The sale begins on Tuesday, Jan. 24 with the Consignor Preferred Session, immediately followed by the Horses of Racing Session. The Open Session is set for Wednesday, Jan. 25. Read More...

Grade 1 Winner, Top Korean Sire Ecton Park Dies at 26

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Ecton Park became Korea's leading sire in 2018 and sired Triple Nine, the richest racehorse in Korean history. Read More...

Harness: 2023 Living Horse Hall of Fame candidates announced

DRF | 10 hours ago
The Living Horse Hall of Fame Committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the slate of six candidates for election into the Hall of Fame. Read More...

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Saturday, December 10, 2022

DRF | 10 hours ago
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Saturday's card at Aqueduct. Read More...

Yonkers: Analysis for Monday 12/12

DRF | 10 hours ago
Matt Rose's analysis of the Monday 12/12 card at Yonkers Raceway. Read More...

Woodbine Mohawk Park: Analysis for Monday 12/12

DRF | 10 hours ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Monday 12/12 card at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Read More...

Servis pleads guilty, faces up to four years in prison

DRF | 11 hours ago
Jason Servis, an East Coast trainer whose horse Maximum Security was voted the champion 3-year-old of 2019, pleaded guilty in a New York courtroom on Friday to resolve charges arising from the government's sweeping investigation of drug misuse in horse racing at U.S. tracks. Servis, 65, faces four years in prison when he is sentenced May 18, 2023 Read More...

Stakes Preview: Garland of Roses and Mistletoe

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Greg Wolf and Anthony Stabile look ahead to the Garland of Roses at Aqueduct & Mistletoe at Oaklawn Park. Read More...

Civaci picks up winning Clarendon mount from departed Kimura

DRF | 11 hours ago
A pickup mount by the red-hot Sahin Civaci proved to be fruitful in Friday’s $150,000 Clarendon Stakes when he rode Armstrong to an upset score over heavily favored Poulin in O T. Read More...

Gana en LOS ALAMITOS con La Referencia, Diciembre 10

DRF | 12 hours ago
Manteniendo el compromiso de ofrecer a sus seguidores información y productos de excelente calidad, DRF en Español se complace en presentar LA REFERENCIA, un producto gratuito de fácil descarga que le brinda al lector un acceso directo a la nómina de c... Read More...

Gana en LOS ALAMITOS con La Referencia, Diciembre 10

DRF | 12 hours ago
Manteniendo el compromiso de ofrecer a sus seguidores información y productos de excelente calidad, DRF en Español se complace en presentar LA REFERENCIA, un producto gratuito de fácil descarga que le brinda al lector un acceso directo a la nómina de c... Read More...

Thoughts of Secret Oath’s return help relieve Lukas’s pain

DRF | 12 hours ago
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas was nursing five freshly fractured ribs on Thursday, but the pain could not dampen his excitement about Secret Oath. The Kentucky Oaks winner, Secret Oath is set to return to the races next year at 4. Read More...

Thoughts of Secret Oath’s return help relieve Lukas’s pain

DRF | 12 hours ago
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas was nursing five freshly fractured ribs on Thursday, but the pain could not dampen his excitement about Secret Oath. The Kentucky Oaks winner, Secret Oath is set to return to the races next year at 4. Read More...

Servis Admits Guilt, Faces up to Four Years in Prison

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Trainer Jason Servis faces up to four years in prison after pleading guilty Dec. 9 to one felony and one misdemeanor count related to the use or distribution of what the government said were performance-enhancing drugs for Thoroughbred racehorses. Read More...

Baffert Looks to Continue Winning Ways in Starlet

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Trainer Bob Baffert looks to continue his win streak Dec. 10 at Los Alamitos Race Course in the Starlet Stakes (G1), where he holds three of the seven entries including Faiza, Doinitthehardway, and Fast and Shiny. Read More...

Winter Mixed Sale catalog now online

OBS Sales | 12 hours ago
The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2023 Winter Mixed Sale is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. The two-day sale is set for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 24th and 25th. Supplemental entries are being accept... Read More...

Castellano almost ready to head down to Gulfstream

DRF | 13 hours ago
Javier Castellano, who entered this week as the leading rider in wins at the Aqueduct fall meet, will ride one more week here before heading to Gulfstream Park for the winter. Read More...

Castellano almost ready to head down to Gulfstream

DRF | 13 hours ago
Javier Castellano, who entered this week as the leading rider in wins at the Aqueduct fall meet, will ride one more week here before heading to Gulfstream Park for the winter. Read More...

Into Mischief vuelve a imponer su jerarquía entre los sementales norteamericanos

DRF | 13 hours ago
Desde 2019, la estadística de padrillos en Norteamérica ha tenido un denominador común: la permanencia de Into Mischief como líder en dinero producido por su descendencia. Read More...

Midnight Stroll heading to La Brea Stakes in search of Grade 1 win

DRF | 13 hours ago
Midnight Stroll, the Delaware Oaks winner, was credited with a six-furlong move in 1:14.60 Friday morning over the Belmont Park training track. She is preparing for a start in the Grade 1 La Break Stakes at Santa Anita on Dec. 26. Read More...

Remsen runner-up Arctic Arrogance now targeting Jerome

DRF | 13 hours ago
After initially planning to wait until the Withers Stakes on Feb. 4 to run Arctic Arrogance again, trainer Linda Rice said this week she is now strongly considering running the Grade 2 Remsen runner-up in the $150,000 Jerome Stakes here on Jan. 7. Read More...

Tenth in BC Sprint, Willy Boi Regroups in Marion County

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Two $100,000 stakes races for Florida-breds who are also sired by registered Florida stallions highlight the racing action Dec. 10 at Tampa Bay Downs. Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) 10th-place finisher Willy Boi is among those horses in action. Read More...

Hanshin Juvenile Fillies Is a Tough Puzzle

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
The Hanshin Juvenile Fillies has produced some superstars including Vodka (JPN) and Buena Vista (JPN) but good luck figuring out the winner from early-career form. Read More...

McDonald Accepts World’s Best Jockey Trophy

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
James McDonald, named the 2022 Longines World's Best Jockey late last month, was honored Dec. 9 at the Longines Hong Kong International Races Gala. Read More...

Japan: Hanshin Juvenile Fillies might decide championship

DRF | 13 hours ago
There are 18 2-year-olds in Sunday’s Grade 1 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies at Hanshin Racecourse in Japan, and it seems as if half of those in the field have the credentials to win the one-mile turf race. Read More...

Miss America Stakes, pick six carryover close out meet

DRF | 14 hours ago
Golden Gate Fields closes its 25-day autumn meeting with its biggest card of the year, a 12-race program with above-average field sizes and a competitive running of the $50,000 Miss America Stakes for fillies and mares. Read More...

Australia: Point Counterpoint has ‘only’ nine rivals in Armidale Cup

DRF | 14 hours ago
After facing field of 20 and 18 in his last two starts, Point Counterpoint may seem lonely with nine rivals in the Armidale Cup at Armidale Racecourse in Australia on Saturday. Read More...

Air Combat back at best distance in allowance

DRF | 14 hours ago
Air Combat will be making a key distance move Sunday when he returns to racing over six furlongs in a second-level allowance sprint at Oaklawn Park. Read More...

Cast Member gets distance test in Soviet Problem Stakes

DRF | 16 hours ago
On the strength of two attractive wins, Cast Member will attempt the transition from sprinter to miler in Sunday's $100,000 Soviet Problem Stakes for statebred 2-year-old fillies at Los Alamitos. Read More...

Barber Replaces Strauss on TOC Board

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
The Board of Directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California has unanimously named Gary Barber to fill the board vacancy created by the recent resignation of Bill Strauss. Read More...

MyRacehorse to Launch Breeding Syndicate in England

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
The micro-share syndicate will breed the mare Blackbird Power to The National Stud's entering-year sire Stradivarius and sell shares in the mare and resulting foal before they are both sold in 2024. Read More...

Candy Raid returns to scene of biggest victory in My Charmer

DRF | 16 hours ago
Candy Raid returns to the scene of her signature victory when part of a full lineup of fillies and mares in the $125,000 My Charmer Stakes, the highlight of a rare Sunday card at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky. Read More...

La Carrera del Día de DRF – 10 de diciembre 2022

DRF | 17 hours ago
DRF presenta La Carrera del Dia, un micro en el que Roberto Rodríguez y Ramón Brito ofrecen sus detallados análisis y pronósticos sobre dicha competencia. Read More...

Mandaloun makes the cut as Juddmonte stallion

DRF | 17 hours ago
Mandaloun, by leading sire and emerging sire of sires Into Mischief, retires to Juddmonte Farm in Nicholasville, Ky., for the 2023 season. He is the first horse to move into Juddmonte's Kentucky stallion barn in about six years, since champion Arrogate arrived there in fall 2017. Read More...

Life Is Good to stand for $100,000 at WinStar

DRF | 17 hours ago
Flightline is not the only member of the incoming stallion class of 2023 who has merited a lofty six-figure introductory stud fee. Multiple Grade 1 winner Life Is Good, who like Flightline is expected to be an Eclipse Award finalist in the older dirt m... Read More...

Cyberknife, Early Voting first sons of Gun Runner at stud

DRF | 17 hours ago
Gun Runner will be represented by his first sons at stud in 2023, both Grade 1 winners from his first crop. Preakness Stakes winner Early Voting has taken up residence at Coolmore's Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., while multiple Grade 1 winner Cyberknife will return home to Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., after one final start. Read More...