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Dornoch Exits Haskell Well, Returns to Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
Following his July 20 victory in the $1 million Haskell Stakes (G1) at Monmouth Park, Dornoch walked off the van early the morning of July 21 and into Danny Gargan's barn at Saratoga Race Course. The trainer was still walking on air. Read More...

Without Caution First Winner For Without Parole (GB)

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
Trained by Cherie DeVaux, Without Caution was a professional first-out winner at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Daughter of My Conquestadory Impresses in Australia

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Sakima, an AU$1.25 million daughter of 2013 Alcibiades (G1) winner My Conquestadory, earned her first career victory at Kensington July 17. Read More...

Iscreamuscream Remains Perfect in San Clemente

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
In her stakes debut, Iscreamuscream sets the pace in the one-mile San Clemente Handicap (G2T) at Del Mar, defeating Zona Verde and previously undefeated Medoro. Read More...

Kin’s Concerto Picks Up Tempo to Take Woodbine Oaks

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Chiefswood Stables' homebred Kin's Concerto, beaten in her first three starts of 2024, performs flawlessly when the stakes were highest July 20 at Woodbine, rallying to take the CA$503,000 Woodbine Oaks for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

Eight Stakes Worth $900K in September at Laurel Park

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Led by the storied Laurel Futurity for 2-year-olds and Selima for 2-year-old fillies, Laurel Park will offer eight stakes worth $900,000 in purses in September to kick off its calendar year-ending fall meet. Read More...

Pounce Denies Brown Sixth Straight Lake George Win

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Resolute Racing's Pounce, under a perfect ride from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., native Dylan Davis, comes running in the lane to win the Lake George Stakes (G3T) by three-quarters of a length July 20 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Flooding Cancels Racing July 20 at Ruidoso Downs

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Ruidoso Downs canceled races 8-12 July 20 after flooding poured into the infield, racetrack, and backstretch areas. Read More...

Dornoch Rises to Division Leader With Haskell Score

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Dornoch establishes himself as the new leader of an ultracompetitive 3-year-old division with an assertive score in the $1 million Haskell Stakes (G1) at Monmouth Park July 20. Read More...

Tardy Break Doesn’t Slow Thorpedo Anna in CCA Oaks

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Quickly recovering following a slow start, Thorpedo Anna reeled in front-running Leslie's Rose and cruised to victory over Candied in the $500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) July 20 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Get Smokin Leads All the Way in United Nations

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
There was no secret about what Get Smokin would try to do in the July 20 United Nations Stakes (G2T) at Monmouth Park—go to the lead and see if he could hold on. He did. But just barely. Read More...

Tapit Trice Dominates Off the Bench in Monmouth Cup

Blood-Horse | 24 hours ago
Fifth in the Haskell Stakes (G1) last year as a 3-year-old, Tapit Trice returns to the Jersey Shore bigger and better as a 4-year-old, thundering home a 5 1/4-length winner of the $404,000 Monmouth Cup Stakes (G3) July 20. Read More...

Idiomatic Works Hard to Take Molly Pitcher Stakes

Blood-Horse | 24 hours ago
Monmouth Park may not be "The Graveyard of Favorites," but it certainly makes odds-on choices work hard for their money. Read More...

You Got To Me Proves Best in Irish Oaks

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The most competitive and open Irish Oaks (G1) for many years produced an exciting race and a game winner in You Got To Me, who gave trainer Ralph Beckett his second Irish classic and rider Hector Crouch his first classic July 20. Read More...

Beaute Cachee’s Class Prevails in Matchmaker Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Frankie Dettori's internationally acclaimed riding skills were on full display in the July 20 Matchmaker Stakes (G3T), as the jockey guided grade 1 winner Beaute Cachee to victory in a front-running performance over the Monmouth Park turf. Read More...

Salesman Shopping for Another Graded Win in Cougar II

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Salesman, a sparkling winner of the 1 5/8-mile Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Stakes (G2) when marathoning on dirt in November, will look to repeat that performance in another stamina test in the $100,000 Cougar II Stakes (G3) July 25 at Del Mar. Read More...

Horse Racing Happy Hour, BloodHorse Preview Haskell Day

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Horse Racing Happy Hour travels to Monmouth Park as Louie Rabaut, Mike Gandalfo and BloodHorse assistant news editor Sean Collins cover the July 20 Haskell Stakes Card. Read More...

Looking at Close Race for 3-Year-Old Male Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
With three different winners of the Triple Crown races and plenty of parity, the race for champion 3-year-old Eclipse Award honors is on. Read More...

Prospective Pinhooks: Fasig-Tipton’s The Saratoga Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Sales histories for Fasig-Tipton's select yearling sale Aug. 5-6 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More...

New Turf Rail at Remington Park Provides Safer Racing

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The new rail was purchased from Equinox Racing. The installation covers the entire seven-eighths of a mile that follows the circumference of the turf course and also includes the turf chute that allows for races up to 1 1/8 miles. Read More...

2025 Dubai World Cup to be Contested in Early April

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The 2025 Dubai World Cup meeting, recognized as one of racing's premier sporting and social occasions, will take place April 5. Read More...

BloodHorse MarketWatch: 2024 Juvenile Sales Review

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
BloodHorse MarketWatch's annual review of the 2-year-olds in training sales for 2024, including pinhook trends and sire statistics. Read More...

Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale Catalog Unveiled

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The company reported that demand for places from vendors has been high, resulting in an additional 30 lots cataloged this year, which has taken the sale to two full days. The sale will be held Aug. 27-28 in Doncaster. Read More...

My Mane Squeeze to Cut Back to Seven Furlongs for Test

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
William Butler and WinStar Farm's graded stakes-winning New York-bred My Mane Squeeze, fourth in the 1 1/8-mile Acorn Stakes (G1) June 7, is pointed toward the seven-furlong Test Stakes (G1) Aug. 3 at Saratoga Race Course, trainer Mike Maker said. Read More...

Moore Could Be Deciding Factor in Irish Oaks

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The reason jockey Ryan Moore is riding Content rather than original antepost favorite Port Fairy in the July 20 Irish Oaks (G1) is because he was so impressed with the way she hit the line in last month's Pretty Polly Stakes (G1). Read More...

HIWU Alleges Trainer Puype Possessed Banned Substances

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Multiple grade 1-winning trainer Mike Puype has been provisionally suspended following an allegation from the Horseracing Integrity and Welfare Unit that he possessed banned substances. Read More...

Unmatched Wisdom Remains Undefeated With Curlin Win

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Now 3-for-3, the Chad Brown trainee prevailed in the toughest test of his short career, winning by a length as the odds-on favorite. Read More...

Jasper’s Pride, Sea Streak Represent Jersey in Haskell

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Garden State will be well represented, and the New Jersey Thoroughbred breeding program will have a rooting interest in the July 20 Haskell Stakes (G1) at Monmouth Park with longshots Jasper's Pride and Sea Streak part of the top-class field. Read More...

CDI Rescinds Baffert Ban After Zedan Case Dismissal

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Churchil Downs Inc. announced July 19 that the suspension of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert and the horses he trains from racetracks owned and operated by CDI is rescinded, effective immediately. Read More...

Munnys Gold Looks to Shine in Honorable Miss

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
After returning from a 10-month layoff victorious in an allowance race last month, Munnys Gold has her eyes on a graded stakes prize in the July 24 Honorable Miss Handicap (G2) at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...