Blood-Horse

Hashtag Bourbon Tough in Breeders’ Futurity

Blood-Horse | 37 mins ago
With a clean trip, Bourbon Lane Stable's Hashtag Bourbon will be tough to beat as part of a 12-horse field in the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) at Keeneland Oct. 4. Read More...

Atreides Gets Distance Test in Indiana Derby

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
Stonestreet Stables' Atreides, winner of his first three starts by a combined 25 3/4 lengths, will make his first start around two turns in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II) for 3-year-olds the evening of Oct. 4. Read More...

Lenny’s Place – Episode 2

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
Lenny Shulman and special guest Kenny Rice discuss super Saturday races and their implications for the Breeders'Cup. Kenny is also interview by Lenny about his experience interviewing Steve Coburn following the Belmont Stakes Read More...

Wise Dan Faces Stiff Shadwell Turf Mile Test

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan faces the stiffest challenge of his remarkable return from colic surgery when he takes on Seek Again and Silver Max among seven rivals in the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 4. Read More...

New Meet, New Racing Surface

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Keeneland will begin its fall meet Oct. 3 with return to dirt racing. Read More...

Marchman Returns From Short Rest in Woodford

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Martin Racing Stable's Marchman, winner of the Shakertown Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland earlier this year, returns to the Lexington track for the $150,000 Woodford Presented by Keeneland Select Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 4. Read More...

TCA Draws Balanced Field of Distaff Sprinters

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Recent grade II winners Stonetastic and R Free Roll top a solid field of fillies and mares entered in the Oct. 4 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) that is part of Keeneland's opening weekend stakes extravaganza. Read More...

Shedding My Mask

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Thoroughbred Charities of America Youth Essay Contest co-winner Mary Eddy writes about the life lessons learned at Old Friends at Cabin Creek. Read More...

A Great Ambassador

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Thoroughbred Charities of America Youth Essay Contest co-winner Kayla Urbasik writes about her ex-racehorse, who became a talented show horse and good friend. Read More...

Small Foal Crops Will Challenge Racing

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
While it already has faced many hurdles, if the declining North American foal crop is not turned around soon, North American racing will require creative solutions from racetracks and horsemen or face further contraction. Read More...

Wicked Strong to Sit Out Rest of Year

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Centennials Farms' Wicked Strong, who clipped heels in the Jockey Club Gold Cup and unseated jockey Rajiv Maragh, will not be sent to Santa Anita for the Breeders' Cup and will be put away for the remainder of the year. Read More...

Status Quo Dates for Illinois Racing in 2015

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
The Illinois Racing Board has approved a 2015 racing schedule similar to the 2014 dates, with questions remaining about how purses for those dates will be funded. Read More...

Tracks Find Human Touch Key With New Apps

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
In trying to introduce customers to new technology such as track wagering apps and web-based platforms, racetracks are finding a human touch-and a little cash -- still helps. Read More...

Keeneland Secures Seventh Simulcast Award

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Keeneland earned its seventh Simulcast Award for production excellence Sept. 30 at the International Simulcast Conference in Delray Beach, Fla. Read More...

Added-Gaming Funds More Than Third of Purses

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
According to a Thoroughbred Racing Associations study, money from added-gaming sources now accounts for more than one-third of the purse money awarded in U.S. Thoroughbred racing. Read More...

Alcibiades Kicks Off Return to Keeneland Dirt

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
A field of 13 2-year-old fillies, headed by Fashion Alert, clash Oct. 3. Read More...

2015 Dates Conflict at Two Kentucky Tracks

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
A conflict over 2015 dates' requests for Churchill Downs and Kentucky Downs arose Sept. 30 when the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's dates committee held the first of several meetings to consider the state's calendar. Read More...

Galileo Colt Leads Strong Goffs Orby Session

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Irish owner, breeder, and trainer Jim Bolger's Remondstown House Stud sold the session topper on day one of the Goffs Orby yearling sale, a Galileo colt for E1.5 million ($1,894,368 in United States funds). Read More...

Big Brown Colt Tops Magic Millions 2YO Sale

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
A colt by U.S. champion and Central Kentucky sire Big Brown sold in Australia for the highest price at the Magic Millions Gold Coast 2-year-olds in training sale Sept. 30. Read More...

Lemon Drop Dream Takes on Seven in Phoenix

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Mike McCarty's Lemon Drop Dream tops a field of eight sprinters in the 162nd running of the $200,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (gr. III) Oct. 3, on opening day of Keeneland's fall meet. Read More...

Hong Kong Sprinter to Have U.S. Prep for BC

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Rich Tapestry, who is looking to become the first horse from Hong Kong to compete in a California stakes, went for an easy gallop at Santa Anita Sept. 30. Read More...

Banke, Haggin Join Keeneland Advisory Board

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Stonestreet Farm owner Barbara R. Banke and prominent horseman Ben Haggin have been chosen as the newest members of Keeneland's advisory board of directors. Read More...

Grade III winner Fiftyshadesofgold Retired

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Graded stakes winner Fiftyshadesofgold, last year's Texas champion 2-year-old filly, has been retired from racing with an injury, Valor Farm announced Sept. 30. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 9/30/2014

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Super Saturday with racing from Santa Anita, Belmont Park, Churchill Downs, Australia, Laurel Park, Woodbine & More! Read More...

Research Produces Cobalt Test Recommendation

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
United States Trotting Association-funded research into cobalt has resulted in a regulatory testing threshold of 70 parts per billion, the organization said Sept. 30. Read More...

Research Produces Cobalt Test Recommedation

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
United States Trotting Association-funded research into cobalt has resulted in a regulatory testing threshold of 70 parts per billion, the organization said Sept. 30. Read More...

TOBA September Member of the Month

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Joseph Sutton picked a good time to be introduced to racehorses. While stationed at Fort Knox, he attended the 1973 Run for the Roses. Read More...

Renovations Noted at ‘Gulfstream Park West’

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Calder Casino & Race Course has undergone "extensive renovations" in advance of its fall meet, said lessee The Stronach Group, which has changed the name of the racing operation to Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Slideshow: Champions Challenge of Brazil

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Jockeys Russell Baze and Jorge Ricardo compete in the Champions Challenge at Cristal Racetrack in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Read More...

Stopchargingmaria Will Be Offered at F-T Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Two-time grade I winner Stopchargingmaria will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton November sale, owner Mike Repole said Sept. 30. Read More...

Live Chat – Friday, October 3 at NOON EST

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Join us to talk about racing at Keeneland, and around the country and how it will impact the Breeders' Cup. Read More...

Santa Anita Can’t Hurt Shared Belief

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
How much will recent experience at Santa Anita Park help undefeated Shared Belief in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I)? Read More...

Health Zone: Hoof Care – Hoof Anatomy

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The hoof's external health affects the bones and soft tissues within, and vice versa. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: A Rich Trifecta

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Recognizing veterinarian innovators Fallon, Lavin, and Bramlage. Read More...

Slideshow: Owner and Breeder Aaron Jones

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A tribute to Aaron Jones, breeder of three Breeders' Cup winners. Read the full feature in the October 4, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse. Read More...

Long-Term Vision Possible After Equine Cataract Surgery

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
If your horse is dealing with cataract-associated vision loss, researchers have some good news: Recent study results suggest that more than 25% of horses that undergo a certain type of cataract surgery are still visual two years later. Read More...

Figures Decline at F-T Midlantic Fall Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hillwood Stable landed the top two highest-priced yearlings at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall sale, which saw declines in all three key economic indicators at the one-day sale Sept. 29 Read More...

Plan in Works to Save Suffolk Downs Racing

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
There may be a reprieve for live racing at Suffolk Downs even though the track's ownership group announced that they would not apply for dates in 2015. Read More...

Record Prize Money Expected for NHC, NHC Tour

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Daily Racing Form/National Thoroughbred Racing Association National Handicapping Championship anticipates a record total purse money for the 2015 event, which will cap the 2014 contest season. Read More...

Simulcast Conference: HD Options Progressing

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
New York Racing Association director of television and interactive platforms Dan Silver said plans to offer racing fans their choice of unique perspectives could see NYRA surge past those sports in that area. Read More...

Kay Outlines Recent Successes to NYRA Board

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With an eye on the future, New York Racing Association president and chief executive officer Chris Kay extolled the successes of the present and the recent past at a meeting of NYRA's board of directors on Sept. 29. Read More...

Two-Time Gr. I Winner Strategic Maneuver Dies

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Strategic Maneuver, a two-time grade I winner at 2 in 1993 was put down Sept. 24 at Betty Moran's Brushwood Farm in Pennsylvania. The 23-year-old daughter of Cryptoclearance produced two group or graded winners. Read More...

Two-Time GI Winner Strategic Maneuver Dies

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Strategic Maneuver, a two-time grade I winner at 2 in 1993 was put down Sept. 24 at Betty Moran's Brushwood Farm in Pennsylvania. The 23-year-old daughter of Cryptoclearance produced two group or graded winners. Read More...

Rosalind to Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Rosalind, who finished in a dead-heat for first in the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) last spring, will be offered for sale at the Fasig-Tipton November sale Nov. 3 in Lexington. Read More...

Haskin: Thoughts on a Super Saturday

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Although Super Saturday in New York and California had several twists that no one was expecting, it did help clarify the Breeders' Cup picture to some extent, but also raised questions as well. Read More...

Handle, Purses Decline at Churchill Meet

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The second September meet at Churchill Downs since it began hosting the dates previously held by Turfway Park produced a 16.15% decline in wagering and a 13.5% drop in purses. Read More...

Monmouth Reports Handle, Attendance Gains

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Monmouth Park reported increases in on-track and export pari-mutuel handle, as well as attendance, for its 57-day meet that ended Sept. 28. Read More...

Sea The Moon to Lanwades Stud

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Sea The Moon, 11-length winner of the 145th Deutsches (German) Derby (Ger-I) in July, will enter stud in 2015 at Lanwades Stud near Newmarket, England, in a deal brokered by Blandford Bloodstock. Read More...

What Causes Equine Grass Sickness?

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
We all know that horses residing at pasture spend the majority of their days grazing. But did you know that, in certain parts of the world, grazing could put a horse at risk for contracting a potentially fatal disease? And what's more, researchers still aren't sure what causes the disease, called equine grass sickness (EGS). Read More...

Bramlage: America Must Give Up Furosemide

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Two of three distinguished veterinarians being honored by the Thoroughbred Club of American, Dr. Larry Bramlage and Dr. Gary Lavin, addressed medication use in racehorses during their acceptance speeches. Read More...