Thoroughbred News

Scioto: Power-packed Invitationals take the Friday spotlight

DRF | 6 hours ago
The Grand Circuit focus on Friday (August 19) will be on Scioto Downs as it presents a 15-race card that includes a pair of $100,000 Invitationals for older pacers. The headline attractions are perhaps Ohio native Charlie May in the #Senditin for the b... Read More...

Pocono: Hambletonian winner, rematch between Beach Glass and Bythemissal highlight stellar card

DRF | 6 hours ago
Coming off one of the greatest days of his training career, Jim Campbell is quite cautious heading into Saturday's Sun Stakes at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono with Hambletonian champion Cool Papa Bell. Read More...

Harrah’s Hoosier Park: Rollin Rosie rocks in Indiana Sires Stakes

DRF | 7 hours ago
Rollin Rosie followed along on the inside and then had a strong kick after angling out in the lane to win the single $134,000 Indiana Sires Stakes dash for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Thursday night at Harrah's Hoosier Park. Read More...

Lagunes Plays a Big Role on Rich Strike Team

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Normally a jockey, Gabriel Lagunes switches to exercise rider as Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Rich Strike prepares to run in the Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Baltas Sues CHRB, Seeking More Than $12 Million

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Baltas is seeking damages of more than $12 million for allegedly being denied his right to due process as provided under the United States and California Constitutions. Read More...

Golden Rocket Takes Off in NYSSS Statue of Liberty Win

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Robert Lambe and Chad Anshelewitz's Golden Rocket made her stakes debut a winning one in the Aug. 18 $150,000 New York Stallion Stakes Statue of Liberty, a one-mile inner turf test for eligible New York-sired sophomore fillies, at Saratoga. Read More...

Jockeys’ Guild: Concerns Not Addressed in HISA Rules

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Faced with a July 1 date for implementation of the rules, the Guild's board of directors voted to honor the wishes of its membership and become a plaintiff in a federal lawsuit seeking to enjoin implementation of HISA rules. Read More...

Castellano Having a Solid Season at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
It's been a gratifying summer so far at Saratoga for Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano. The 44-year-old Castellano found the winner's circle for the 20th time this meet when Uncle Water Flow, the even-money favorite, took the opener on Aug. 18. Read More...

The Critical Way Looks to Repeat in Parx Dash Stakes

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
The Critical Way will aim to join Pure Sensation and Ben's Cat, both three-time victors in the Parx Dash Stakes, as repeat winners in the race. Read More...

Pennsylvania Day at Parx Lures Deep Fields in 13 Races

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
The 21st annual Pennsylvania Day at the Races drew 142 entries (including three also-eligibles) for the 13-race progam for Pennsylvania-breds worth over $1 million, including seven $100,000 stakes, to be run on Monday, Aug. 22 at Parx Racing. Read More...

With The Moonlight Eyes Third Stakes Win in Lake Placid

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Godolphin's homebred daughter of Frankel last out won the Saratoga Oaks Invitational (G3T) Aug 7. She cuts back from 1 3/16 miles in the Saratoga Oaks to 1 1/16 miles in the Lake Placid (G2T). Read More...

Love Reigns Ready to Rebound in Bolton Landing

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Trainer Wesley Ward, who has won four of the seven runnings of the $150,000 Bolton Landing Stakes, will have two chances to extend his record when saddling Stonestreet Stables' Love Reigns and No Kay Never in the Aug. 21 turf sprint at Saratoga. Read More...

Two Grooms Arrested on Narcotics Charges at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Two grooms were arrested on felony charges for the possession of narcotics Aug. 18 at Saratoga Race Course, where members of the Saratoga Springs Police Department's special investigations unit completed a narcotics investigation. Read More...

Sanchez-Salomon Seeks First Training Title at Laurel

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
When he looks at the standings for Laurel Park's summer meet, which wraps up its 37-day stand this weekend, Rudy Sanchez-Salomon finds himself in excellent company. Read More...

Golden Rocket takes Statue of Liberty as longest shot on the board

DRF | 11 hours ago
Golden Rocket, a former lower-level claimer making her first start against New York-bred opposition, rallied strongly down the center of the track under apprentice Jose Gomez to spring a 33-1 upset by a half-length over Royal Dancer on Thursday at Sara... Read More...

Golden Rocket takes Statue of Liberty as longest shot on the board

DRF | 11 hours ago
Golden Rocket, a former lower-level claimer making her first start against New York-bred opposition, rallied strongly down the center of the track under apprentice Jose Gomez to spring a 33-1 upset by a half-length over Royal Dancer on Thursday at Sara... Read More...

DRF’s Horse Racing Playbook for Friday, August 19, 2022

DRF | 12 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...

Two longshots result in Friday pick-six carryover of $167K

DRF | 12 hours ago
Upsets by Golden Rocket ($68.50) and Sell Something ($54.50) in Thursday’s last two races triggered a pick-six carryover of $167,611 into Friday’s card. Read More...

DRF’s Horse Racing Playbook for Friday, August 19, 2022

DRF | 12 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...

Two longshots result in Friday pick-six carryover of $167K

DRF | 12 hours ago
Upsets by Golden Rocket ($68.50) and Sell Something ($54.50) in Thursday’s last two races triggered a pick-six carryover of $167,611 into Friday’s card. Read More...

HISA submits modified medication rules to FTC

DRF | 13 hours ago
The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority submitted a highly modified batch of rules dealing with its anti-doping and medication control program to the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday night. Read More...

HISA submits modified medication rules to FTC

DRF | 13 hours ago
The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority submitted a highly modified batch of rules dealing with its anti-doping and medication control program to the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday night. Read More...

Stradivarius Attempts Fourth Lonsdale Cup Title

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
The roof will probably come off the County Stand if Stradivarius can win the Lonsdale Cup (G2) because the Yorkshire crowd have embraced him as one of their own, but he probably faces his stiffest task at the track yet. Read More...

Royal Aclaim Seeks Group 1 Breakthrough in Nunthorpe

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
James Tate has warned that Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) red-hot favorite Royal Aclaim could still have plenty of progression to come as she bids to maintain her unbeaten record and give her trainer a "special" breakthrough group 1 success. Read More...

Regulators to Consider New Rules for Claiming Races

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Racing regulators next week will consider new rules governing Thoroughbred claiming races, including establishing a one-hour deadline after a race for objections to be raised about a claim as part of an overall effort to reduce transfer delays. Read More...

Ellis Park Moves Final Two Friday Post Times

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
With just six days of racing remaining in the Runhappy Summer Meet, Ellis Park will be moving first post time to 3 p.m. CT on Fridays to allow patrons time to get to the track after work. Read More...

TAA to be Promoted at Ellis Park’s Charity Day Aug. 20

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be promoted at Ellis Park's Charity Day on Saturday, Aug. 20. As Ellis Park winds down its 100th season of racing, the TAA will be recognized alongside three other charities. Read More...

Alpinista Charges Clear in Yorkshire Oaks

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
The connections of Alpinista say the 5-year-old will go straight to the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) after her decisive triumph over Cazoo Oaks (G1) winner Tuesday in the Aug. 18 Yorkshire Oaks (G1). Read More...

HISA Submits Proposed Rules on Anti-Doping, Medication

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
The board of directors for the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority submitted Aug. 18 its proposed rules for HISA's Anti-Doping and Medication Control Program to the Federal Trade Commission for final approval ahead of a Jan. 1 launch.  Read More...

Saratoga to Hold Tribute and Fundraiser for Ukraine

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
The New York Racing Association will hold a day-long tribute and fundraiser for Ukraine at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, Aug. 24, to correspond with the date of Ukraine's declared independence from the former Soviet Union in 1991.  Read More...

Baze’s planned Thursday return delayed

DRF | 14 hours ago
Jockey Tyler Baze, who was scheduled to return to action Thursday at Del Mar after taking last week off to attend to “personal matters,” was not allowed to ride because a prerace test revealed traces of a medication he was temporarily prescribed for hi... Read More...

Baze’s planned Thursday return delayed

DRF | 14 hours ago
Jockey Tyler Baze, who was scheduled to return to action Thursday at Del Mar after taking last week off to attend to “personal matters,” was not allowed to ride because a prerace test revealed traces of a medication he was temporarily prescribed for hi... Read More...

Alpinista grinds out another Group 1 in Yorkshire Oaks; points for Arc

DRF | 14 hours ago
Alpinista won her fifth Group 1 in a row, adding an English race, the Yorkshire Oaks on Friday at York Racecourse, to top-level tallies in Germany last year and France to start the 5-year-old mare’s season. Read More...

Alpinista grinds out another Group 1 in Yorkshire Oaks; points for Arc

DRF | 14 hours ago
Alpinista won her fifth Group 1 in a row, adding an English race, the Yorkshire Oaks on Friday at York Racecourse, to top-level tallies in Germany last year and France to start the 5-year-old mare’s season. Read More...

Two grooms arrested on drug-related felonies

DRF | 14 hours ago
Two grooms, both employees of trainer Charlton Baker, were arrested Thursday in their dorm room on the backstretch of Saratoga Racecourse and face multiple charges related to possession of a large quantity of cocaine, according to the Saratoga Springs ... Read More...

Two grooms arrested on drug-related felonies

DRF | 14 hours ago
Two grooms, both employees of trainer Charlton Baker, were arrested Thursday in their dorm room on the backstretch of Saratoga Racecourse and face multiple charges related to possession of a large quantity of cocaine, according to the Saratoga Springs ... Read More...

Australia: Forbidden Love faces fresh foes in Winx Stakes

DRF | 15 hours ago
Early year campaigns in Australia did not end well in April for Anamoe, Fangirl, and Mo’unga, three well established runners who return from layoffs in the Group 1 Winx Stakes at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney across American time zones on Friday. Read More...

Australia: Forbidden Love faces fresh foes in Winx Stakes

DRF | 15 hours ago
Early year campaigns in Australia did not end well in April for Anamoe, Fangirl, and Mo’unga, three well established runners who return from layoffs in the Group 1 Winx Stakes at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney across American time zones on Friday. Read More...

Ocho maduros miden fuerzas en el Governor’s Cup Stakes este viernes en Remington Park

DRF | 15 hours ago
Este viernes 19 el hipódromo de Remington Park abre sus puertas a un nuevo meeting, que se extenderá hasta el 17 de diciembre. El óvalo de Oklahoma City, OK presentará un interesante programa de nueve competencias, iniciando a las 8:07 PM (Hora del Est... Read More...

McAnally to be given Laffit Pincay Jr. Award

DRF | 15 hours ago
Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally will be honored with the Laffit Pincay, Jr., Award for service to racing in a ceremony at Del Mar on Aug. 27, the track announced earlier this week. Read More...

Bravo will try to pull upsets in Del Mar Oaks and CTT and TOC Stakes

DRF | 16 hours ago
Joe Bravo is taking a low-key approach with his two stakes mounts at Del Mar on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, Bravo rides the outsider Almost a Factor in the $100,000 CTT and TOC Handicap, and on Saturday he will be aboard Gracelund Gray in the Del M... Read More...

Woodbine Mohawk Park: Analysis for Saturday 8/20

DRF | 16 hours ago
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Saturday 8/20 card at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Read More...

With the Moonlight favored in Lake Placid despite quick turnaround

DRF | 16 hours ago
With the Moonlight will wheel back on just 13 days' rest while turning back in distance to a mile and one-sixteenth for the first time this season but still figures to go postward the solid favorite in Saturday's $200,000 Lake Placid Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Keeneland Supplements Book 1 With Three Fillies

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Keeneland has announced that three fillies—daughters of Gun Runner, Speightstown, and Uncle Mo—have been supplemented to the 2022 September Yearling Sale and are scheduled to sell Sept. 13 on the second day of Book 1. Read More...

Old Friends Initiates Sculpture Honoring Medina Spirit

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
The sculpture, sponsored by the Baffert family, will be crafted from the dying stump of the nearly 100-year sycamore tree on the farm's property, and will pay tribute to graded stakes winner Medina Spirit, whose remains are buried at Old Friends. Read More...

Who Will Win the Alabama Stakes?

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Alabama S. (G1) at Saratoga. Read More...