Thoroughbred News

Turfway, Charles Town Postpone Racing Due to Weather

Blood-Horse | 27 mins ago
Winter weather caused cancelations at Turfway Park in Kentucky and Charles Town in West Virginia. Read More...

Stakes Preview: Toboggan and Southwest

Blood-Horse | 27 mins ago
Greg Wolf and Anthony Stabile look ahead to the Toboggan and Southwest. Read More...

Jeffrey Bloom Elected TAA President

Blood-Horse | 27 mins ago
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance board of directors elected Jeffrey Bloom as president for the 2022 term and elected new board members at its Jan. 28 meeting, the organization has announced. Read More...

Mandatory-payout Rainbow 6 pool will be in the millions by Sunday

DRF | 1 hour ago
Less than 24 hours after the $3 million Pegasus World Cup and six other graded stakes were to be run here Saturday, a mandatory disbursement of the Rainbow 6 pool is scheduled for Sunday at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

California Thoroughbred Breeders Association has catalog of 138 for Fairplex sale

DRF | 1 hour ago
Tuesday's California winter mixed sale at Fairplex in Pomona has a slightly larger catalog than the 2021 auction that had higher average prices compared to the 2020 edition. Read More...

Closing statements made at Baffert hearing

DRF | 1 hour ago
Attorneys for Bob Baffert and the New York Racing Association on Friday morning gave closing arguments in a five-day hearing that was called by NYRA to consider a ban of the Hall of Fame trainer. Read More...

Harness: Prix d’Ete Grand Circuit race cancelled

DRF | 2 hours ago
The 2022 Prix d'Ete Grand Circuit race that was scheduled for Sunday, August 21 at the Hippodrome 3R racetrack in Quebec has been canceled. Read More...

Charles Town Postpones Jan. 29 Card Due to Weather

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Due to the low temperatures and high winds forecast to move through the area Jan. 29, Charles Town's live racing program scheduled for that evening has been postponed to Feb. 2. Read More...

More H-2B Visas Soon Available for Fiscal Year 2022

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Labor have agreed to offer 20,000 additional H-2B visas to employers for positions starting on or before March 31, 2022. Read More...

Ohio Suspends Trainer’s License After PED Use Admission

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Owner/trainer Jamen Davidovich, who testified in a horse-doping trial in New York Jan. 27 that he previously gave performance-enhancing drugs to his horses, will have his license suspended in Ohio pending a hearing. Read More...

Handicapping: Pegasus World Cup Day at Gulfstream Park

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Analysis of the three Pegasus World Cup stakes Jan. 29, headlined by a showdown in the marquee race between Knicks Go and Life Is Good. Read More...

Sprint stakes winners clash at two turns in Riley Allison Derby

DRF | 2 hours ago
The stakes winners Concept, Bye Bye Bobby, Yukio, and Pepper Spray will all be looking for their first two-turn wins Sunday in the $100,000 Riley Allison Derby at Sunland Park. Read More...

Maglev seeks a better trip in Baffle Stakes

DRF | 2 hours ago
Maglev will make his second start in the United States in Sunday's $75,000 Baffle Stakes at 6 1/2 furlongs on turf. Maglev was a troubled second as the 2-1 favorite in the Eddie Logan Stakes at a mile and will again be the choice in a field of eight in the Baffle. Read More...

Pauline’s Pearl favored over older rivals in Houston Ladies Classic

DRF | 2 hours ago
Pauline's Pearl has momentum in her corner as she moves into the filly and mare ranks Sunday for the Grade 3, $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston Race Park. She figures to go favored in her first start against older horses. Read More...

Pauline’s Pearl favored over older rivals in Houston Ladies Classic

DRF | 2 hours ago
Pauline's Pearl has momentum in her corner as she moves into the filly and mare ranks Sunday for the Grade 3, $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston Race Park. She figures to go favored in her first start against older horses. Read More...

Maker still has firepower left for Connally

DRF | 2 hours ago
Trainer Mike Maker over the last several years has amassed the deepest, strongest roster of older-male, turf-route stakes horses in North America, and he has four more entered for the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup on Sunday at Sam Houston... Read More...

Maker still has firepower left for Connally

DRF | 2 hours ago
Trainer Mike Maker over the last several years has amassed the deepest, strongest roster of older-male, turf-route stakes horses in North America, and he has four more entered for the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup on Sunday at Sam Houston... Read More...

Say the Word, Acclimate poised to double up in San Marcos

DRF | 2 hours ago
The 1-2 finish by Say the Word and Acclimate in the Hollywood Turf Cup was a perfect result for trainer Phil D'Amato, who will start the same pair in Sunday's Grade 2 San Marcos Stakes at 1 1/4 miles on turf at Santa Anita. The distance is a quarter-mile shorter than the Hollywood Turf Cup, but the tactics will be the same. Read More...

Truly a Rocket tests speed against winners and elders

DRF | 3 hours ago
Trainer Ernie Witt II's bread and butter throughout much of his career has been Arkansas-bred runners like Truly a Rocket, who meets winners for the first time in the Sunday allowance feature at Oaklawn Park. Truly a Rocket is part of a field of 12 for the eighth race, which is a first-level allowance for fillies and mares bred in Arkansas. Read More...

Ward to serve 15 days for diabetes drug positive

DRF | 4 hours ago
Multiple stakes winner Averly Jane has been disqualified from her win in last year’s $150,000 Kentucky Juvenile Stakes at Churchill Downs and her trainer Wesley Ward will serve a 15-day suspension because the horse tested positive for metformin, a diab... Read More...

Saturday Racing Tips: Kate Tracey is hoping it’ll be another good Saturday for Henry Daly

Kate Tracey takes aim at three races on Saturday, two wide open handicaps as well as the Grade 2 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle where she thinks Hillcrest can again, show his class. Read More...

Handicapping the Pegasus World Cup(s)

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
J. Keeler Johnson analyzes the Pegasus World Cup (G1) and Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1). Read More...

Harness: Dilloian stable on a roll with horses from Iowa to Australia

DRF | 14 hours ago
For trainer Doug Dilloian Jr., having a horse sent to him from Iowan owners on a trial basis was something new. The New Jersey-based conditioner now with 11 horses in training had a stable filled with Down Under veterans before the arrival of the pacin... Read More...

Harness: Dilloian stable on a roll with horses from Iowa to Australia

DRF | 14 hours ago
For trainer Doug Dilloian Jr., having a horse sent to him from Iowan owners on a trial basis was something new. The New Jersey-based conditioner now with 11 horses in training had a stable filled with Down Under veterans before the arrival of the pacin... Read More...

Yonkers: Pick 5, Pick 6 elusive, carryovers, guaranteed pools on Friday

DRF | 15 hours ago
It will be a carryover and guaranteed pool palooza on Friday night (January 28) at Yonkers Raceway, as both the 50-cent Pick 5 and the $1 Pick 6 went unsolved on Thursday night's (January 27) ten-race program. Read More...

Yonkers: Pick 5, Pick 6 elusive, carryovers, guaranteed pools on Friday

DRF | 15 hours ago
It will be a carryover and guaranteed pool palooza on Friday night (January 28) at Yonkers Raceway, as both the 50-cent Pick 5 and the $1 Pick 6 went unsolved on Thursday night's (January 27) ten-race program. Read More...

Baffert Testimony Runs Gamut in NYRA Case

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Bob Baffert, a trainer for 45 years, may have gone through four of the longer hours of his career Jan. 27 when he testified in day four of the case instigated by the New York Racing Association seeking suspension of his license. Read More...

Pair of trainers testify Fishman provided them with performance-enhancing drugs

DRF | 17 hours ago
A Standardbred trainer and a Thoroughbred trainer testified Thursday at the trial of Seth Fishman that they raced horses on illegal performance-enhancing drugs that came from the accused veterinarian and salesman. Read More...

Pair of trainers testify Fishman provided them with performance-enhancing drugs

DRF | 17 hours ago
A Standardbred trainer and a Thoroughbred trainer testified Thursday at the trial of Seth Fishman that they raced horses on illegal performance-enhancing drugs that came from the accused veterinarian and salesman. Read More...

Compelling Matchups in Martha Washington, King Cotton

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
The Jan. 29 undercard stakes at Oaklawn Park features a rematch between two talented sprinters in the $150,000 King Cotton and a showdown between three budding stars in the 3-year-old filly division in the $200,000 Martha Washington.  Read More...

Two Trainers Acknowledge Using Fishman’s Drugs

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Two current trainers testified Jan. 27 at Dr. Seth Fishman's horse doping trial that they raced horses on illegal performance-enhancing drugs that came from the accused veterinarian. Read More...

Baffert takes the stand at NYRA hearing

DRF | 18 hours ago
Bob Baffert, the embattled Hall of Fame trainer, took the stand on Thursday in a hearing called by the New York Racing Association and categorically denied that any of the medication positives underlying NYRA’s effort to ban him were attempts to gain a... Read More...

Baffert takes the stand at NYRA hearing

DRF | 18 hours ago
Bob Baffert, the embattled Hall of Fame trainer, took the stand on Thursday in a hearing called by the New York Racing Association and categorically denied that any of the medication positives underlying NYRA’s effort to ban him were attempts to gain a... Read More...

Odds On Racing Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
The Odds On Racing Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition scholarship award for new and transfer students entering this fall attending the University of Arizona to prepare for a career in racing. Read More...

Medina Spirit Stewards’ Hearing Scheduled for Feb. 7

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
More than eight months after Bob Baffert-trained Medina Spirit failed a post-race drug test after finishing first in the 2021 Kentucky Derby (G1), Kentucky stewards are expected to conduct a hearing to consider any sanctions against the trainer. Read More...

Rejected Foal On Way to Happy Ending in Britain

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
A filly in Britain whose first days of life took a frightening turn may be out of the woods thanks to an unlikely nurse mare—her great-granddam, who stepped in to serve as a surrogate after the filly was rejected in the days after her birth. Read More...

DRF’s Horse Racing Playbook for Friday, January 28, 2022

DRF | 19 hours ago
Daily Racing Form has served as the most trusted source of news and information about the sport since 1894, and moving forward we have decided to provide a free daily playbook; something that both hardcore horseplayers and casual observers can reference to get informed of each day's action. Read More...

DRF’s Horse Racing Playbook for Friday, January 28, 2022

DRF | 19 hours ago
Daily Racing Form has served as the most trusted source of news and information about the sport since 1894, and moving forward we have decided to provide a free daily playbook; something that both hardcore horseplayers and casual observers can reference to get informed of each day's action. Read More...

Grants Pass Downs’ ‘Speedy’ Latest Artwork by O’Tool

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Racing at Grants Pass Downs may have concluded in November, but one 1,200-pound horse is front and center at the Oregon racetrack's yet-to-open gaming complex known as The Flying Lark. Read More...

Australia: Anamoe shortens up in 2022 debut

DRF | 21 hours ago
Distances are not a major issue for the 3-year-old Australian-bred colt Anamoe, who has his 2022 debut in Saturday’s Group 2 Expressway Stakes at six furlongs at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney. The distance is shorter than his recent starts, but the versat... Read More...

Australia: Anamoe shortens up in 2022 debut

DRF | 21 hours ago
Distances are not a major issue for the 3-year-old Australian-bred colt Anamoe, who has his 2022 debut in Saturday’s Group 2 Expressway Stakes at six furlongs at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney. The distance is shorter than his recent starts, but the versat... Read More...

New stakes, higher purses lure stallions to Texas

DRF | 21 hours ago
Too Much Bling, a perennial leading sire in Texas, was again the leading stallion with state-sired progeny in 2021. He'll have more competition moving forward. Read More...

New stakes, higher purses lure stallions to Texas

DRF | 21 hours ago
Too Much Bling, a perennial leading sire in Texas, was again the leading stallion with state-sired progeny in 2021. He'll have more competition moving forward. Read More...