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Chuck Borell Charged With Animal Cruelty

Blood-Horse | 50 mins ago
Officials with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture on June 29 charged Chuck Borell, the father of trainer Maria Borell, with 43 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals in connection with the abandonment of horses in Central Kentucky. Read More...

MJC Reports Increased Average Daily Handle

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
The Maryland Jockey Club announced June 29 that daily handle was up nearly 22% from the previous year during the recently concluded Preakness Meet at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

TAA Ready to Assist With Abandoned Horses

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
When state and local officials in Kentucky earlier in the week intervened in a case, in which 43 horses had apparently been abandoned with some in poor health condition, they did not have to look far to find assistance in dealing with the situation. Read More...

MD, DE Rule Glaucine Positives Contamination

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
The Maryland Racing Commission June 27 voted unanimously to treat a spate of recent positive tests for glaucine as environmental contamination, to release purse funds that had been withheld in some cases, and to hold harmless the affected trainers. Read More...

Red Rifle Aims to Repeat in Dominion Day

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
After scoring a clear victory in his Woodbine debut in last year's Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III), Red Rifle will try to defend that title Friday, July 1 in the 1 1/4-mile main-track race. Read More...

Horsemen, Mountaineer Assist Flood Victims

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Horsemen and management at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort June 28 joined forces to assist West Virginians impacted by recent severe flooding that affected many communities in the state. Read More...

Regulators Consider Out-of-Competition Rule

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
The model rules committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International will consider an industry recommendation to expand out-of-competition testing when it meets July 14 in Seattle. Read More...

375 Yearlings Cataloged for Arqana Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
French sales company Arqana has cataloged 375 yearlings for its Aug. 14-16 sale in Deauville that has been represented by recent group I winners Almanzor, Qemah, Belardo, and Jemayel, among others. Read More...

Zenyatta Bottle to Benefit Old Friends

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
It is the latest in a series of five bottles depicting Breeders' Cup winners, and each bottle is available for a $400 donation to benefit Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm. Read More...

Legends: Charlie Whittingham, the Bald Eagle

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Whittingham was such a dominant force on the racing scene that even today, over 15 years since he last saddled a horse, he is still 13th on the all-time earnings list. Read More...

Morris to Ride Mongolian Saturday in July Cup

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Luke Morris, who leads Britain in wins in 2016, has been booked to ride U.S.-trained Mongolian Saturday in the Darley July Cup (Eng-I) Saturday, July 9 at Newmarket. Read More...

Big Move Forward on Concussion Protocol

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
The Jockeys' Guild and Kentucky tracks hope to take a big step forward this year in rider concussion protocol. Read More...

F-T Horses of Racing Age Sale Catalog Online

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
The interactive catalog for Fasig-Tipton Kentucky’s July selected horses of racing age sale is now available online. Read More...

AAEP Panel Calls for Additional EIPH Research

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
AAEP Racing Committee presented at the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit June 28 at Keeneland. Read More...

Bramlage: Decreased Use of Depo-Medrol a Plus

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Respected equine surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage said reduced use of a specific corticosteroid has contributed to the reduction in catastrophic breakdowns. Read More...

MA Court Rules in Favor of Slots Referendum

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
A statewide referendum to allow a slots parlor adjacent to Suffolk Downs will move forward after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled June 28 the question can be on the November ballot. Read More...

A New Brand of Hero

Blood-Horse | 24 hours ago
If you go back through the 20th century, the typical equine hero was a 3-year-old or 4-year-old male who excelled at our classic distance of 1 1/4 miles. Read More...

Relief Comes to Abandoned Horses in Kentucky

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
As additional supplies arrived, some of the 43 horses abandoned on a Kentucky farm were relocated to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation facility near Lexington. Read More...

White-Headed Foal Named Southern Phantom

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Mary Beth Woods of Shreveport, La., submitted the winning entry of Southern Phantom in a name-the-foal contest offered exclusively at BloodHorse.com. Read More...

Fewer Fatalities Tied to Risk-Factor Changes

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Analysis of the Equine Injury Database suggests improvement in some risk factors may have played a role in the decline in the number of catastrophic injuries per 1,000 starts in dirt races from 2014 to 2015. Read More...

Gaudet, Amoss to Join Saratoga Live Team

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Gabby Gaudet and Tom Amoss will join the New York Racing Association's broadcast team for the launch of Saratoga Live on July 22. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Internal Forces

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Forget about external pressures when it comes to yearling sales. Read More...

Six Neglected Horses Cleared to Leave Farm

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Six of the 43 horses housed at a farm in Central Kentucky will be moved so they can get more focused care, a Kentucky official said the morning of June 28. Read More...

Rood & Riddle to Sponsor Breeders’ Cup Draw

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Rood & Riddle, one of the world's leading equine veterinary practices, will begin its second year as the Official Equine Hospital of the Breeders' Cup World Championships and Title Sponsor of the 2016 Breeders' Cup post-position draw. Read More...

Thoroughbred Makeover Tickets Now for Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Tickets are $10 per day or $25 for the event held Oct. 27-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park, and include access to seminars, competition, demonstrations, and the finale. Read More...

Tampa Bay Downs Ready for Summer Festival

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Exciting Thoroughbred racing returns to Tampa Bay Downs June 30 and July 1 as horsemen, jockeys, track officials, and area fans celebrate the fourth annual Summer Festival of Racing. Read More...

PA House Panel Passes Breeding Fund Revisions

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Legislation that would change the parameters of the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Breeding Fund cleared a House of Representatives committee June 27. Read More...

No Horses Injured in Pennsylvania Barn Fire

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A restored 200-year-old horse barn at Greenbriar Farm in Alburtis, Pa., was completely destroyed by fire the night of June 26. No horses were injured. Read More...

Cuomo Administration Fires Back at Criticism

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hitting back at criticism from the Saratoga Springs community over the recent controversy involving the now-scuttled plan to end a four-year period of state government control of NYRA. Read More...

Into Mischief Filly MHBA Yearling Show Champ

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer John Servis June 26 selected Sagamore Farm's filly by Into Mischief out of the Not For Love mare Roadtohanna as champion of the 82nd annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association's Maryland-bred yearling show. Read More...

Major Expansion Planned for Aqueduct Casino

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The operator of the video lottery terminal casino at Aqueduct Racetrack plans a December groundbreaking on an expansion project expected to add more than 750,000-square-feet to the facility, but the plan hasn't been presented to NYRA. Read More...

KY Track, Equipment Co. Offers Scholarship

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Louisville-based Horsemen's Track and Equipment Inc. is accepting applications through July 31 for its second annual Steve Greene Memorial Scholarship. Read More...

RTCA Seeking Nominees for White Horse Award

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Racetrack Chaplaincy of America is seeking nominees for is White Horse Award, presented annually to an individual who has done something heroic on behalf of human or horse. Read More...

KY-Bred Ryans Charm Scores Repeat in Peru GI

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Kentucky-bred Peruvian champion Ryans Charm won the Gran Premio Pamplona (Per-I) for the second consecutive year June 26 at Hipodromo Monterrico near Lima. Read More...

Japan Races added to BC Challenge Series

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Breeders' Cup and the Japan Racing Association announced the addition of three Japanese group I races to the 2016 Breeders' Cup Challenge series schedule. Read More...

Kentucky Neglect Case Under Investigation

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
As authorities worked to see who is responsible for a case of neglected horses in Central Kentucky, individuals within the horse industry are marshaling forces to help ensure the care of the animals and make attempts to have the horses relocated. Read More...

Welfare and Safety Summit Set for June 28

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Updates on the Equine Injury Database and compounded medications are part of the agenda for the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit June 28 at the Keeneland sale pavilion in Lexington. Read More...

Mid-Year Look at the BC Classic

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
No one is expecting all the big names in racing to make the Breeders' Cup Classic, but one can always hope, especially when you have a year like this with such a wide variety of talent gearing up for a run at America’s richest horse race. Read More...

NJ-Bred Chublicious Captures Mr. Prospector

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
David Gruskos' Chublicious, whose previous success had come mostly in New Jersey-bred company, rallied in the stretch to capture the $75,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes June 26 at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Brazilian Champ Juno Pointing to Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Richard Mandella would have run Team Valor International's Juno (Brz) on the Santa Anita Park turf in her first U.S. start if the Southern California track hadn't ripped up the grass course earlier in June. Read More...

Minding Coasts Clear in Pretty Polly

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Coolmore and partners' dual English classic winner Minding ran down pacesetter Bocca Baciata and scored a easy win in the Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes (Ire-I) June 26 at the Curragh. Read More...

Sheer Drama On Fence for ‘Summit of Speed’

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Harold Queen's homebred Sheer Drama galloped at Gulfstream Park the morning of June 26, but remains on the fence for the $250,000 Princess Rooney Stakes (gr. II) July 2 at the Florida racetrack. Read More...

McCarthy Wins Jockey Title at Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trevor McCarthy rode three winners June 26, closing day of the Preakness (gr. I) meet at Pimlico Race Course, to earn his second consecutive jockey title in Maryland this year. Read More...

Melatonin Could Get Time Off After Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Tarabilla Farms' Melatonin, now three-for-three at Santa Anita Park in 2016 after his second grade I win of the year June 25 in the Gold Cup, came out of the 1 1/4-mile race in good order, according to trainer David Hofmans June 26. Read More...

Marialite Upsets Favorites at Hanshin

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
U. Carrot Farm's Marialite upstaged heavy favorite Duramente and became just the third female to capture the Japan Racing Association's spring all-star race, the Takarazuka Kinen (Jpn-I), June 26 at Hanshin Racecourse. Read More...

Night Racing Debuts at Albuquerque; Handle Up

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A switch to night racing helped produce large business gains for Albuquerque Downs Racetrack & Casino in New Mexico for the first program of its 2016 meet June 25. Read More...

Europeans Set for Belmont Derby, Oaks

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Thoroughbreds from Ireland, Great Britain, and France will be traveling to Belmont Park to face some of the top 3-year-old turf colts and fillies in the United States in the Belmont Derby (gr. IT) and the Belmont Oaks (gr. IT) July 9. Read More...

Melatonin Game in Gold Cup Victory

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Tarabilla Farms' Melatonin clinched his second grade I of the year June 25 in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita. Read More...

Identify Live Horses by Late Odds Changes

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Whether it's early or late, keeping an eye on the toteboard is surely a way to get the odds in your favor during a day at the racetrack. Read More...

Lord Nelson Lunges to Triple Bend Score

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson got up just in time to win the $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes (gr. I) June 25 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...