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Harlan’s Holiday colts top OBS Day 1

Breeding Farm News | , WinStar Farm | 2 years ago
WinStar Farm stallion Harlan's Holiday had two of the top five priced horses sold at the first day of the OBS April Select 2-year-old sale... Read More...

Santa Anita: Bourbon Bay erases huge deficit to repeat in San Juan Capistrano

DRF | 2 years ago
Steve Andersen BENOIT PHOTOBourbon Bay, ridden by Joel Rosario, prevails by a nose in the San Juan Capistrano Handicap.ARCADIA, Calif.- Halfway through Sunday’s $150,000 San Juan Capistrano... Read More...

Derby Hopeful Castaway Loses to a Long Shot

The 70-1 long shot All Squared Away won the $200,000 Grade 3 Lexington Stakes at Keeneland, spoiling Castaway’s Kentucky Derby chances. Read More...

Genomic Research for Equine Performance Indicators

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
There's been a lot of excitement about equine genomic research over the past couple years, but horse buyers and breeders are still waiting for practical performance applications. The good news is that a team of French researchers might be hot on th... Read More...

Tapajo victorious in her stakes debut

Making her way between horses in mid-stretch, Tapajo drew off to confident 1 1/4-length victory in the $60,000 Goldfinch S... Read More...

NHC purse to be guaranteed minimum of $1.5 million

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Friday that the purse for January's 14th annual Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) at Treasure Island Las Vegas has been guaranteed at a minimum of $1.5 million. Read More...

New York Breeder/Owner Herbert Schwartz Dies

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Herbert T. Schwartz, who bred and raced New York champion Critical Eye, died Thursday, April 19, of natural causes at his home near Woodmere, N.Y. Read More...

Danehill Dancer’s Sentaril Impressive In Newbury Bow

TDN | 2 years ago
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2012 10:48 AM ET 15.15 at NBY (NEWBURY)Coln Valley Stud Bridget Maiden Fillies' S.     Winner: Sentaril (GB) by Danehill Dancer (Ire) Lael Stable's Sentaril ... Read More...

Harlan’s Holiday 2yo rolls at Big A

Breeding Farm News | , WinStar Farm | 2 years ago
The first 2-year-old race of 2012 in New York went to a sharp-looking Harlan's Holiday colt April 19 at Aqueduct... Read More...

Injured Secret Circle Out of Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Four-time stakes winner Secret Circle, most recently runner-up to stablemate Bodemeister in the Arkansas Derby (gr. I), will miss up to four months with a sesamoid injury, co-owner Mike Pegram confirmed April 19. Read More...

Dullahan’s dam could make Kentucky Derby history

DRF | 2 years ago
Glenye Cain Oakford Barbara D. LivingstonDullahan and her dam, Mining My Own, in 2009 with Judy Needham (left) and Emilie Fojan, owner of Bona Terra Farm.LEXINGTON, Ky. − Bena Halecky, an e... Read More...

Undefeated Princess Arabella Retired

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Undefeated Princess Arabella, decisive winner of the Sunland Park Oaks, will not advance to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). The daughter of Any Given Saturday will instead be retired, according to trainer Bob Baffert. Read More...

Top-Rated Frankel Cleared to Resume Training

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Juddmonte Farm's Frankel, the top rated horse in the world, has been cleared to resume training after an ultrasound scan April 18 did not reveal any tendon damage. Read More...

New H-2B Worker Rule Impacts Horse Industry

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
The United States Department of Labor has issued a rule on the H-2B temporary worker guest program that has ramifications for the horse industry, the American Horse Council reported April 17. Read More...

138th Kentucky Derby Starting to Take Shape

The 138th Kentucky Derby is starting to take shape and the list of contenders is becoming more clear as each day passes. With 25 Derby prep races of one mile or longer now in the books, we have a better idea of what to expect... Read More...

Mike Smith to Stick with Bodemeister in Kentucky Derby

Jockey Garrett Gomez will ride Daddy Nose Best  in the Kentucky Derby on May 5, agent Tony Matos said Sunday, according to Santa Anita Publicity, and not surprisingly, Mike Smith will stick with Bodemeister. That breaking news shortly before noon free... Read More...

Dullahan Mows Down Hansen in Blue Grass

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Dullahan, with big strides down the center of the racetrack, ran down champion Hansen in the late stages to win the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) April 14 at Keeneland. Read More...

WV Derby Returns to Television This Year

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
The $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) will return to television this year as part of an $800,000 promotional package approved April 13 by the West Virginia Racing Commission. Read More...

New Marketing Position to Sell Kentucky Brand

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Melissa Nolan is the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' new marketing and communications coordinator. Read More...

Hansen Schooled in Gate at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Champion Hansen, the 6-5 favorite for the April 14 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), was schooled in the gate at Keeneland on the morning of April 13 and then jogged over the Polytrack surface at the Lexington track. Read More...

Live Streaming of OBS Sale, Under Tack Show

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
In arrangement with the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company, BloodHorse.com will stream live video of the upcoming Thoroughbred OBS spring sale of 2-year-olds in training and under tack showings in Ocala, Fla. Read More...

Haskin’s Derby Trail: Revisiting Four

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Four of our highly touted horses, Holy Candy, Dullahan, Optimizer, and Sabercat, are running this weekend. Read More...

Marketing Mix Returns With Strong Effort at Keeneland

Glen Hill Farm’s Marketing Mix made a winning return to the races on Wednesday by posting an impressive victory over Canadian champion Inglorious at Keeneland. Trained by Tom Proctor and ridden by Julien Leparoux, Marketing Mix covered one mile o... Read More...

Six Entered for Keeneland’s Beaumont Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Peachtree Stable's Sacristy, the only graded stakes winner in a field of six 3-year-old fillies, tops the $150,000 Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) April 15 at Keeneland. Read More...

2012 Arkansas Derby is Last Chance For Many

The Arkansas Derby is one of the last big races for three year old colts and geldings to qualify for the Kentucky Derby. A couple of horses in this field have pretty much solidified a spot in the Derby as they have earned enough career... Read More...

Arkansas Derby: Baffert holds strong pair in Bodemeister, Secret Circle

DRF | 2 years ago
Mary Rampellini HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Secret Circle has developed into one of the nation’s top Kentucky Derby prospects without a lot of fanfare. Even though he will be going for a swee... Read More...

Deep Field for 2012 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes

Keeneland – Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) – $750,000 – 1 1/8 miles – All Weather 1. Heavy Breathing (KY) – Corey Lanerie – 123 – Todd Pletcher 2. Gung Ho (PA) – Edgar Prado – 123 – Michael Maker 3. Prospective (KY) – Luis... Read More...

Instant Racing Continues to Thrive in KY

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
With an appeals court planning to hear arguments later this month on the legality of Instant Racing, the electronic form of gaming continues to generate significant revenues for Kentucky Downs and the state's horse industry. Read More...

Arkansas Derby: Bodemeister morning line favorite at Oaklawn over Secret Circle

DRF | 2 years ago
Mary Rampellini Shigeki KikkawaBodemeister has been made the 9-5 favorite for Saturday $1 million Arkansas Derby.HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Bodemeister drew post 11 in a field of 11 for the Grade ... Read More...

Blue Grass: Hansen gets post 4 in field of 13 at Keeneland

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee Barbara D. LivingstonHansen will have Ramon Dominguez up in the Blue Grass Stakes, his final Kentucky Derby prep.LEXINGTON, Ky. – Hansen was assigned post position 4 as the 6-5 ... Read More...

West Coast Trainer Shauna Ferguson Dies

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Shauna Ferguson, trainer and part owner of Longacres Mile Handicap (gr. III) winner Kid Katabatic, died Monday after a riding accident at Keenebridge Farm in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Read More...

Kentucky Oaks Field Taking Shape

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
This year's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) picture is shaping up nicely, with a talented cast of fillies poised to contend on the first Friday in May at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Monmouth Park: Complaint over track lease subject of Monday hearing

DRF | 2 years ago
Matt Hegarty The chief legal counsel for the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority will preside over a hearing on Monday involving a complaint that the authority acted improperly when it aut... Read More...

Keeneland Sale: Bullish at Top, But Selective

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
The market was bullish at the top during the Keeneland sale of 2-year-olds in training April 9 in Lexington. The most expensive price for an individual horse increased to $700,000 from $625,000 last year. Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby Contender, Rankings Shake-up

We now have most of the Kentucky Derby prep races in the books and I’ve seen many top 5-10 rankings change quite a bit over the last couple of weeks. Last weekend, we saw undefeated Gemologist get his most important victory to date by outlasting... Read More...

Aqueduct: Justin Phillip takes a drop

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening OZONE PARK, N.Y. – After competing in 10 consecutive graded stakes, Justin Phillip seeks some class relief in a $66,000 third-level allowance race Wednesday at Aqueduct.Th... Read More...

Champion Musical Romance Tops Madison Field

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Musical Romance, the 2011 champion female sprinter, tops the field of 10 fillies and mares set to contest the $300,000 Vinery Madison Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland on April 12. Read More...

This week in racing photo gallery

Thoroughbred News | 2 years ago
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Derby Graded Earnings List Inflates

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
After Saturday's graded stakes, Rousing Sermon is number 20 on the Kentucky Derby graded stakes earnings list with $270,000. He's ahead of Mark Valeski, El Padrino, Reveron and a host of others. Read More...

Potrero Grande (G2) goes to Amazombie

Champion sprinter Amazombie provided plenty of thrills with his three-quarter length win in Saturday's $150,000 Potrero Grande S. (G2)... Read More...

Essence Hit Man repeats in Cartier S.

Breeding Farm News | , WinStar Farm | 2 years ago
Essence Hit Man, fresh off being named Canada's 2011 champion sprinter earlier in the week, captured the $168,300 Jacques Cartier S. for the second year in a row... Read More...

No match for Trinniberg in G3 Bay Shore S.

Trinniberg outclassed his opponent once again, this time winning by three lengths in the Grade 3 Bay Shore S... Read More...

Scott Spieth Pilots 4,000th winner

This week has seen its share of milestone victories. Jockey Scott Spieth achieved his own milestone on Friday, winning his 4,000th race at Tampa Bay Downs. Spieth joins jockey Joe Talamo who celebrated his 1,000th victory yesterday at Santa Anita, as w... Read More...

Canadian champion for Speightstown

Breeding Farm News | , WinStar Farm | 2 years ago
Essence Hit Man, a 5-year-old son of Speightstown, was recently named Canada's 2011 Sovereign Award winner for the male sprinter category... Read More...

Embur’s Song wins older female Sovereign Award

Embur's Song won the 2011 Sovereign award in the older female category, giving her sire Unbridled's Song his first Canadian champion... Read More...

Keeneland: Silver Max runs away with Transylvania

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee Keeneland/Coady PhotographySilver Max, with Robby Albarado riding, leaves the field behind in the Transylvania.LEXINGTON, Ky. - Silver Max never looked back in easily dominating the 2... Read More...

Two Bring $105,000 at F-T Texas Juvenile Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
It didn't take long for a horse to hit the six-figure mark at the Fasig-Tipton Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale April 5. A $105,000 bid won hip 16, a Louisiana-bred Salute the Sarge colt. Read More...