Latest News

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

  • Home Journey is a perfect 2 for 2 in her young career.

    Unbeaten Home Journey Heads Soviet Problem

    Home Journey, who has won her first two starts by a combined margin of nearly 10 lengths, will try to stay perfect in the $200,000 Soviet Problem Stakes Dec. 9 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • King Henny won the Clever Trevor Stakes last month.

    King Henny Draws Outside in Springboard Mile

    King Henny, winner of the Clever Trevor Stakes last month, drew the far outside post in a maximum field of 12 juveniles entered in the $300,000 Remington Springboard Mile Stakes Dec. 9 at Remington Park.

  • Populist Politics is the 3-1 morning line favorite for the Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes.

    LA Champions Day: Populist Politics At Last?

    Populist Politics could emerge as the new state-bred ruler at Fair Grounds Dec. 8 when he takes on 10 other runners in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic, main event of eight restricted stakes in New Orleans.

  • Populist Politics heads Louisiana Champions Day Classic

    Populist Politics and Get in Da House are set to match strides in the 22nd running of Fair Grounds' $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/lcdclassic12.html">Louisiana Champions Day Classic</a>, the main event of eight Thoroughbred stakes races restricted to accredited Louisiana-breds Saturday in the Crescent City.

  • Tattersalls Wraps Up Steady Mare Sale

    Although average was down 17.8% to 57,654 guineas ($97,448), a higher total number of horses sold helped the four-day Tattersalls December Mare sale deliver aggregate numbers comparable to last year.

  • Pletcher plots course for top juveniles

    Todd Pletcher finds himself in familiar territory as the 2013 season fast approaches, juggling training and racing schedules to optimize the Triple Crown prospects of his most promising two-year-olds. Gulfstream Park's defending nine-time training champion has a deep arsenal at his disposal, saddling the winners of a staggering 57 races for juveniles (33 percent win) so far this year.

  • Ryan Book Award Entries Being Taken

    Castleton Lyons announced entries are being taken for the seventh annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, a competition recognizing excellence in writing in the Thoroughbred industry.

  • Castleton Lyons now accepting entries for Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award

    Castleton Lyons will again be sponsoring the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, a competition recognizing excellence in writing in the Thoroughbred industry, and entries are now being taken for the seventh annual award. The award, which comes with a $10,000 winner's prize and a Tipperary Crystal trophy, is named for the late Castleton Lyons owner Dr. Tony Ryan, whose twin passions for great writing and quality horse racing led to his launch of the competition in 2006.

  • Overdriven

    Overdriven Retired, to Stand at Ocala Stud

    Repole Stable's Overdriven, an undefeated 2-year-old in 2011 and dominant winner of the Sanford Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2013 breeding season at Ocala Stud.

  • Integrity Push Continues Despite Obstacles

    Racing jurisdictions and racetracks are making some headway on tightening the screws on integrity in the sport, though one official Dec. 6 described it as a "minefield" due to legal issues and court fights.

  • 2012 Breeders&#39; Cup Turf winner Little Mike&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Turf/26130116_ZC6sF3#!i=2194148712&amp;k=DzK2HhD&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Little Mike, Dullahan to Point to Dubai

    Carlo Vaccarezza, owner and breeder of Little Mike, said the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) winner will be pointed to the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) March 30 at Meydan Racecourse.

  • HSUS Launches Safe Stalls Horse Rescue Network

    The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is launching a new program to help horses rescued from cruelty and neglect cases or natural disasters. The HSUS&#39; Safe Stalls Horse Rescue Network will be a nationwide system of horse rescue groups, equine professionals and enthusiasts who can provide emergency care and shelter to horses in need.

  • Cirrus Des Aigles

    Fields Set for Hong Kong International Races

    The Dec. 6 barrier draw provided a little added intrigue for the Longines Hong Kong International races, particularly in the $2.8 million Longines Hong Kong Cup (HK-I), where top-rated Cirrus des Aigles drew well.

  • Class Included

    Class Included Gets Some Relief in Bayakoa

    Class Included, overmatched when seventh at 38-1 in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic last month, should get some class relief in the $200,000 Bayakoa Handicap Presented by Oak Tree Racing Association (gr. II) Dec. 8.

  • Dust And Diamonds

    Shine On Dust and Diamonds in Sugar Swirl

    After finishing second to Groupie Doll in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) in November, Dust and Diamonds looms as a prohibitive favorite in the Adena Springs Sugar Swirl (gr. III) Dec. 8 at Gulfstream Park

  • Executiveprivelege
&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Works/26130247_gxH6nS#!i=2189108879&amp;k=FTFDBqx&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Executiveprivilege Can Make Case for Eclipse

    With a victory in the $500,000 Hollywood Starlet Stakes (gr. I) Dec. 8 at Betfair Hollywood Park, Executiveprivilege could set off quite a debate for the Eclipse Award in the juvenile filly division.

  • Dust and Diamonds the one to beat in Sugar Swirl

    Dust and Diamonds, who emerged as one of the leading female sprinters in the country in her past two starts, will make her debut for new owner Stud TNT and trainer Todd Pletcher in Saturday's Grade 3, $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="https://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/sugarswirl12">Sugar Swirl</a> at Gulfstream Park. The six-furlong dash, the first graded event of the 2012-13 Gulfstream season, has attracted a field of seven fillies and mares.

  • Minger takes helm of Turf Publicists

    The Turf Publicists of America (TPA) has elected Mandy Minger of <i>Daily Racing Form </i>to serve as the organization's president for 2013-14, outgoing TPA President Bill Knauf announced Tuesday at the TPA's Mark Kaufman Workshop at the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing and Gaming.

  • Supporting a Foundered Foot with a W-Shoe

    Foundered hooves often require extra support to help them heal and grow while also offering the horse pain relief. But, rarely is the hoof undamaged and easy to shoe after a laminitic episode, said Chris Gregory, MS, CJF, FWCF, of Heartland Horseshoeing School in Lamar, Mo. For these cases Gregory employs a W-shoe custom made for the individual horse and ...