thoroughbred

Filly By Gio Ponti Tops Friday Session Of Keeneland September Yearling Sale

A filly by Gio Ponti sold for $115,000 to John Brocklebank, agent for R 3 Stable, to be the top price during Friday’s penultimate session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale. Brocklebank, signing on behalf of R 3 Stable, was the session’s leading buyer, purchasing two horses for $136,000. Keeneland sold 159 yearlings Friday for a […]

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Tom’s Ready, Bird Song Return In G2 Kelso

G M B Racing’s Tom’s Ready will look to build off an impressive rally last out in the Grade 1 Forego when he returns to Belmont Park to compete against a field of five competitors in the 37th running of the Grade 2, $300,000 Kelso Handicap for 3-year-olds and up on Saturday. Tom’s Ready went […]

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Applications For T.I.P. Youth Ambassador Program Due Oct. 1

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Youth Ambassador Program applications are due October 1. Introduced in 2016, the T.I.P. Youth Ambassador Program selects 12 Youth Ambassadors on an annual basis to positively represent T.I.P. and the Thoroughbred breed. The goal of the T.I.P. Youth Ambassador Program is to promote participation in T.I.P. with the […]

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Several NHC Berths Available In Weekend Online Qualifiers At Horseplayers.com

HorsePlayers.com is the place to go this weekend for those that would like to compete in the world’s richest and most prestigious handicapping contest. The official online qualifying site for the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) hosts two separate Saturday contests that combined will offer three guaranteed berths to the $2.8 million (estimated) NHC Presented […]

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Proud Mum: Black Caviar Gives Birth To Her Fourth Foal

Undefeated champion Black Caviar is a mom once again. Racing.com reports that the 11-year-old mare produced a filly by More Than Ready early Friday. Both mother and daughter are reported to be doing just fine. The new addition is Black Caviar’s fourth foal. Her first foal, Oscietra, a filly by Exceed and Excel, broke her maiden in […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Making Her Point In The Sands Point

After just coming up short in her previous two races, the Chad Brown-trained Uni finally broke through to earn her first graded stakes when she reeled in La Coronel in the stretch to win the G2 Sands Point Stakes by a half-length at Belmont Park. Uni is campaigned by the partnership of Michael Dubb, Head […]

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TCI: Parx In Spotlight With Saturday’s G1 Pennsylvania Derby, Cotillion

The TCI guys recap the Woodbine Mile & Iroquois and discuss each race’s impact on the Breeders’ Cup picture. They also look forward to the upcoming weekend and first round of final prep action, featuring several major 3-year-olds pointing for this year’s Classic, Distaff, Dirt Mile and Sprint against their elders. Who among them can […]

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Battle Of Midway, Girvin Top Field Of Eight For Oklahoma Derby

Already an earner of $1,549,800, Girvin most recently finished 11th in the Grade 1, $1,250,000 Travers Stakes at Saratoga in upstate New York on Aug. 26. A colt by Tale of Ekati, Girvin has won four of eight career races and was 13th in the Kentucky Derby on May 6 before running second in the […]

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Paradise Woods Looks For A Return To Form In G1 Zenyatta Stakes

Paradise Woods, hailed as the second coming of Ruffian in some quarters after winning the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks last April by a race record margin of 11 ¾ lengths, will attempt to regain lost luster from her resume in the Grade I, $300,000 “Win and You’re In” Zenyatta Stakes on Saturday, Sept. 30. […]

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Fair Grounds Unveils Rich $6.69 Million Stakes Schedule For Upcoming Season

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a comprehensive stakes schedule with 57 stakes worth more than $6.69 million for the 146th Thoroughbred racing season at the New Orleans oval. Opening Day is slated for Saturday, Nov. 18 and will include four overnight stakes. The stakes schedule will mirror several past seasons with a […]

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