Blood-Horse

Oscar Performance Targeting Keeneland for Season Debut

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
In his quest to reassert himself as a divisional leader, Oscar Performance turned in a sparkling effort Feb. 24, when he worked four furlongs in :47 2/5 over the main track at Palm Meadows Training Center. Read More...

Three Rules Fires Florida Bullet

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Three Rules worked five furlongs in :58.91 and Beasley worked four furlongs in :48.11, both firing the bullet for their respective distances Feb. 24 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Local Hero, Guest Suite Top Risen Star Selections

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Dave Litfin handicaps the weekend's top graded stakes races including three stakes for 3-year-olds or 3-year-old fillies this weekend. Read More...

Boat Trip Gets First Foal Times Three

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
California sire and son of Harlan's Holiday Boat Trip got his first three foals Feb. 21 at Running Horse Equine Center near San Francisco. Read More...

Elliott Honored with George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Stewart Elliott, best known as the regular rider for 2004 dual classic winner and champion Smarty Jones, has been selected by a nationwide vote of his peers as the winner of the 2017 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. Read More...

Canadian Horse Racing Plans Anniversary 250 Celebration

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
With Canada's horse racing industry celebrating its 250th anniversary this year, leading industry groups in the country are calling on tracks, training centers, agricultural societies, communities, farms, and fans to mark the occasion.   Read More...

Baffert Talks 2017 Triple Crown

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Tom Pedulla of America's Best Racing recently spent some time with Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert to talk about this year's classics. Read More...

Nomorerichblondes Leads Home KY Breds in Meydan

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
The group 3 U.A.E. Oaks Sponsored by Al Naboodah-Ashok Leyland and the Nad Al Sheba Trophy Sponsored by Al Naboodah VDL Buses highlighted racing at Meydan in the United Arab Emirates Feb. 23. Read More...

CHRB Approves Medication-Based Conditions

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
The California Horse Racing Board unanimously approved a measure to allow races to be run with medication-based eligibility conditions during its regularly scheduled monthly meeting Feb. 23 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

American Horse Council Aims to Fund Economic Study

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
American Horse Council Foundation still $150,000 short of goal, and needs help in order to ensure that this important update to economic data about the equine industry is completed. Read More...

Maker Quartet Headlines Fair Grounds ‘Cap

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A four-pronged attack has trainer Mike Maker poised to take down the $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (G3T) Feb. 25 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Loney to Head ARCI Regulatory Attorneys Committee

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Rhea P. Loney, who led the successful "frog juice" prosecution of Quarter Horse trainers in Louisiana, has been appointed chair of the Association of Racing Commissioners International's regulatory attorneys committee, ARCI chair Judy Wagner said. Read More...

Unique Bella Goes Easy in Five-Furlong Work

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Multiple graded stakes winner and Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) contender Unique Bella was sent out for a five-furlong move early Feb. 23 at Santa Anita Park. She breezed in 1:00 1/5 for her expected start in the March 4 Santa Ysabel Stakes (G3). Read More...

Risen Star Hero Could Be a Local One

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Risen Star Stakes (GII) at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Pierce Trains Tampa String for Sam-Son, Pin Oak

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Malcom Pierce is 59, and like many in the business, he's seen a lot of things in racing come full circle during his career. The Malcom Pierce story just happens to be one of those "full circle." tales. Read More...

More Than 100 Cataloged to Texas 2-Year-Old Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Texas Thoroughbred Association is pleased to announce that it has catalogued more than 100 horses for the second annual Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Read More...

Hong Kong Stars to Battle on Sunday at Sha Tin

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A pair of top-level races Sunday at Sha Tin will showcase some of Hong Kong's proven stars, including two former Horse of the Year honorees. Read More...

Finger Lakes Racing Dates Could Plummet Under Proposal

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The number of racing dates at New York's Finger Lakes racetrack could plummet by at least 15 percent under a proposal pushed by state officials to help the track cope with competition from a newly opened commercial casino. Read More...

Look Back: Master Derby Wins Louisiana Derby

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
With Foolish Pleasure campaigning in Florida, Louisiana in 1975 offered a haven for other nominees to the Kentucky classic. Read More...

Jockey Shelbi Kurtz Rides First Winner

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Apprentice jockey Shelbi Kurtz, 22, scored her first win Feb. 22, when she guided Fancy Is My Name to a half-length victory in the third race at Turfway Park. Read More...

Louis Quatorze Dies of Heart Attack

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The 1996 Preakness winner died Feb. 17 and was buried at Murmur Farm. Read More...

Louis Quatorze Dies of Heart Attack

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The 1996 Preakness winner died Feb. 17 and was buried at Murmur Farm. Read More...

Mind Your Biscuits Set for Gulfstream Park Sprint

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Mind Your Biscuits is scheduled to kick off his 2017 season in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3) Feb. 25. Read More...

Mind Your Biscuits Set for Gulfstream Park Sprint

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Mind Your Biscuits is scheduled to kick off his 2017 season in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3) Feb. 25. Read More...

International Star Could Add to Fair Grounds Success

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Fans at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots figure to be plenty familiar with most of the starters in the $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap (G3) Saturday, Feb. 25. Read More...

Trainer Jim Penney Dies at 82

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jim Penney, a charter member of the Washington Racing Hall of Fame who saddled a record five Longacres Mile winners, died Feb. 21 at his home in Edgewood, Wash. Read More...

Busher a Ruthless Redux

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The top four finishers of the Jan. 14 Ruthless Stakes, led by winner Yorkiepoo Princess, are entered for Aqueduct's Busher Stakes Feb. 25. The $150,000 race offers 50 points to the winner in the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) standings. Read More...

Mo Town, Guest Suite Set for Risen Star Showdown

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The house horse has held a decided advantage in the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes (G2) in recent years, with three of the last four winners having prior form or being a regular trainee over the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots surface. Read More...

The Week in Photos 2/21/2017

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Barbara Fritchie, Royal Delta, Buena Vista, General George, Bayakoa, Razorback, Southwest, and more. Read More...

Uncontested to Skip Rebel Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Uncontested will likely make his next start in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 15 at Oaklawn Park, co-owner Harry Rosenblum said Feb. 22. Read More...

Farrell, Valadorna Square Off in Rachel Alexandra

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Stonestreet Farm's homebred Breeders' Cup runner-up Valadorna takes on Coffeepot Stables' homebred Golden Rod Stakes (G2) romper Farrell in the 1 1/16-mile test. Read More...

El Areeb Confirmed to Start in Gotham Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
M M G Stables' multiple grade 3 winner El Areeb will return to Aqueduct Racetrack for his next start in the $300,000 Gotham Stakes (G3) March 4, trainer Cal Lynch confirmed Feb 22. Read More...

Turfway, Horsemen Team to Offer Handicapping Seminar

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Turfway Park and the Kentucky HBPA are teaming up March 3 for Happy Hour Handicapping, an interactive event where people who love racing and horses can learn the basics of playing the races and take a first look at Kentucky Derby contenders.  Read More...

Grade 1 Haskell Headlines Monmouth Stakes Schedule

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With the $1 million, betfair.com Haskell Invitational (G1) leading the way, Monmouth Park will offer a $3,725,000 stakes schedule for the 2017 racing season, which kicks off May 13. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Truly Charismatic

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The memories of the coppery chestnut colt, are still fresh nearly two decades on. His arc—a scant two months that spring and summer—was brief, but it was oh so brilliant. Read More...

Kentucky Rescinds Dextrophan Positives

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Citing research that suggests the metabolite of Dextromethorphan can stay in a horse's system at a wider variance of time than previously realized, the KHRC earlier this year dropped sanctions in three cases where the metabolite was discovered. Read More...

Under Agreement, Trainer Umarov Suspended Five Years

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The KHRC on Feb. 21 settled its case against Otabek Umarov, suspending the trainer for five years in a case involving Umarov's refusal to allow an out-of-competition sample to be collected from Looks to Spare on April 30, 2016 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Grade 2 Status Not Reinstated for Buena Vista

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Following a review by the American Graded Stakes Committee, the Buena Vista Stakes that was taken off the turf Feb. 18 at Santa Anita Park will not have its grade 2 status reinstated. It will be recognized as a grade 3 race. Read More...

Ohio HBPA Donates $50,000 to New Vocations

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is supporting New Vocations' aftercare efforts at its Ohio facility. Read More...

McCraken Remains Atop NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
McCraken (20 first-place votes; 362 points), remains in first place after his win two-weeks ago in G3 Sam F. Davis S. at Tampa Bay Downs. Read More...

Arrogate ‘His Usual Self’ in Five-Furlong Move

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Champion Arrogate turned in his trademark visually impressive workout at Santa Anita Park Feb. 21, when he covered five furlongs in :59 in company with stablemate Whiskey Ticket. Read More...

Classic Empire, McCraken Individual Favorites in Pool 3

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The battle for the individual favorite in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3 is expected to be tight between reigning 2-year-old champ Classic Empire, unbeaten rising stars McCraken and Mastery, along with Irish War Cry. Read More...

Trainer Stuart Earns Career Victory 1,000

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Southwest-based trainer Clinton Stuart picked up the 1,000th victory of his career Feb. 20 when he sent out Stewart Levine and Curtis Culver's Crossbow Star to a victory in a maiden-claiming race at Sam Houston Race Park. Read More...

Guest Suite Fires Bullet in Preparation for Risen Star

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
In his final move in advance of the Feb. 25 $400,000 Risen Star Stakes (G2), Guest Suite stated his readiness for his next challenge on the Triple Crown trail, covering four furlongs in a bullet :48 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 21. Read More...

Churchill Downs, Cancer Institute Announce Partnership

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Churchill Downs and Norton Cancer Institute announced a new charitable partnership to raise funds to help provide care for women in our community who lack access to necessary breast health screenings and services. Read More...

Inside Aftercare: The Seal of Approval

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
If you're looking to make a donation to a horse charity. Look at organizations who are accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and are grant recipients from Thoroughbred Charities of America. Read More...

Tickets to go on Sale for Equestricon

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Equestricon announced today that tickets for its first-ever international horse racing convention, fan festival and trade show will go on sale this Friday, February 24. Read More...

STATS Race Lens Added to Xpressbet Wagering Platform

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Leading North American online wagering provider, Xpressbet, and the industry's official database, Equibase, have collaborated to offer STATS Race LensTM on Xpressbet's wagering platform. Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen – February 21, 2017

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Southwest provides a new face for the Derby Dozen, and those knocking on the door include a Japanese hopeful, Epicharis Read More...

Canada Regional: Next Step

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
John and Doris Carey Optimistic at T.C. Westmeath Stud Read More...